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good morning. breaking news. lost and found, satellite images reveal two large pieces of potential debris off the australian coast. >> this is a lead. it is probably the best lead we have right now. >> the area scoured today by air and by sea until darkness halts the search. while officials say they are hopeful but cautious, today, march 20th, 2014. good morning. welcome to today.
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it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a thursday. >> a lot of people talking about the satellite images captured sunday four days ago. the fact it was the australian prime minister who told the world about the pictures is adding a lot of significance to it. >> first glimmer of hope. they show whitish objects just under the surface of the indian ocean. this area is about 1500 miles southwest of perth, australia. let's get right to nbc's tom costello. he's been following this day-by-day from the start. tom, good morning. >> hi, savannah, good morning. the malaysians say they believe these images in the ocean appear to be credible. one object 79 feet across, the other 16 feet across. the wingspan of a triple 7 is 200 feet. the tail is about 60 feet to give you some privilege. let's talk about where this particular location was found. about the bottom of this area where the plane would have exhausted its fuel three to four
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hours from perth, australia, very close to the area of the zone the ntsb had said it would be wise to check that area about three to four hours outside of perth. a p ara aircraft has already searched that zone today. p3 did as well. they found nothing and more planes are scheduled to return to continue the search. the australian prime minister made the dramatic announcement in parliament. >> i would like to inform the house that new and credible information has come to light in relation to the search for malaysia airlines flight mh 370 in the southern indian ocean. >> images captured by satellite may be pieces of flight 370 missing since the early morning hours of march 8th when it disappeared from radar screens with 239 people on board. military radar suggested it made a you turn to the strait of m l
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malacca to the indian ocean and mysterious pings suggests it may have thrown thousand of miles and as far as possible. john young. >> this is a lead, probably the best lead we have right now. we need to get there, find them, assess them to know whether it's meaningful or not. >> military search planes have been search to an area 1500 miles southwest of perth. the australian prime minister contacted his malaysian counter parts with the news. >> it's what i have been doing from day one following these leads. this time i just hope it is positive. development. >> every lead is a hope. we want to verify and corroborate. >> reporter: if the wreckage is found searchers want to find the black boxes. one of two men who found the air france black boxes in the
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atlantic says it won't be easy. >> on paper it may seem fairly straightforward. when you get out there on board a ship the world becomes very large, that ocean does and a plane becomes very small. when you're actually in the thick of it you can see how easy it can be to miss something. >> reporter: time is slipping away. they've got only 17 days until the batteries on those underwater locating pingers run out. if the plane is in this area, it could be anywhere 10 to 16,000 feet of water, very deep. an australian naval ship is en route to the area but not expected until sunday. an a krrc-130 hercules dropping marker buoys in that area and nearby cargo ship is helping look for debris in this area. we're talking very rough conditions, 9 foot seas, 25 knot winds, poor visibility. that means if this is the wreckage from the plane, it might have already floated hundreds of miles in the ocean.
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who knows the condition of the wreckage. guys, back to you. >> tom costello, thanks very much. tom casey is a former pilot for american airlines and flew the triple 7. greg is a former investigator with the ntsb. good morning to both of you. greg, let me start with you. it's the australian prime minister that makes this announcement. that is significant and he won't get in front of the camera unless he thinks there's credibility. the second thing that raisthe sr attention is this piece of debris or wreckage or object was found in one of those arcs mentioned by the ntsb as a possible location where this plane could be found. what's your gut reaction? >> cautious optimism. it gives us hope that we've finally found at least some traces of the airplane. again, with the coordinates and the fact they narrowed that search zone down in the southern part near australia. it was one of those things that
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was to be expected, and that with the wreckage being so close it could be this airplane where it ran out of fuel because that's why the search zone was narrowed finally came to fruition that we may, for the first time, have some credible evidence that we haven't really seen in about the last 10 days. >> we're talking about a lot of hypotheticals here, greg. if in fact they can identify that object as a piece of debris from flight 370 they have to start to do math and calculate currents, don't they? >> absolutely. they have to look at not only the sea state but the direction and, of course, wind. those parts could have moved any direction and they probably moved not only hundreds of miles but thousands of miles over this 13 day period. >> thanks very much. tom, let me turn to you and talk about the size of these objects again. i will stand up for a second and go to the corner of the studio here. we're talking about an object about the length of from this side of the studio to the other corner over there.
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what's your gut reaction? >> well, it's something, isn't it? it's an image taken from a satellite in seas using the best radio technology that's available. you're not going to find something with the naked eye out there. the focus of the investigation has obviously narrowed. that's important. and the area is -- it's in accordance with fuel exhaustion if they were on a direct heading from their last known position. >> if they can get a ship out there, if they can get a plane to fly directly over one of these objects and get a close-up picture of it, they will know instantly. >> they will. let's put it in privilege. they're flying a distance roughly equal from new york to denver. and then they're doing their search and then they have to go back that distance again. >> you look at this map here, we know the plane took off from kuala lumpur and went up about and hour and made a left turn and then there were these two arcs where we might find it. based on this location where
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this object is found, what does it tell you about the flight of 370? did it run out of fuel or was it ditched intentionally? >> the main thing for me as an aviator, there was no mayday call. there's always time for a mayday call. there was either an intervention or the crew went rogue. where this satellite has found this debris, it's in accordance with fuel exhaustion graph. it's likely. >> you think this is a situation where someone took over that plane and it simply ran out of fuel? >> i think the people who are closest to the investigation think it is. >> tom casey. tom, thank you very much. and greg, as we mentioned, thank you as well. clouds and rain are limiting the visibility of those search planes, al, what are the crews dealing with? >> good news is we will see improvement in conditions. we're in the southern hemisphere. generally in our hemisphere, winds around high pressure in a clockwise direction, however, we have areas of high pressure both
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here and here and those areas of high pressure the counter-clockwise flow of air around the wreckage. you can see high pressure building around the wreckage site over the next 24 hours. that's good news. winds will start to die down. right now, we think there is fog an also haze there. let's look at the satellite imagery and show you exactly what they're dealing with. a front did move through. good news is that has cleared out. you can see light haze now, maybe fog even associated with this. as that high pressure moves in, we will start to see clearing. that will mean better conditions, lower seas and that should really help the search going on. >> and they need all the help they can get. al, thank you so much. this potential discovery is a hopeful sign the families of the passengers could at least be closer to finally finding out what happened to their loved one. keir simmons is following this
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story from kuala lumpur this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm told some relatives were given the news around 4:00 or 5:00 this morning. that is well over 12 hours ago. here's the painful thing, savannah. some relatives are crossing their fingers this is not the wreckage of flight 370. others say they hope it is a sign of flight 370. they simply want to know what happened. imagine at this tense time being a relative wanting news but not wanting it to be bad news. 8-year-old isha's older brother was on flight 370. she plays while the world waits for news. a hug for her father bracing himself to be told his son's plane did crash into the ocean. >> i'm not sure these objects are 370. >> reporter: his son is in his late 20s with a wife and child. his uncle says the family are prepared.
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>> we can accept everything. >> reporter: even the words? >> yes. because this belongs to god. >> reporter: and in preparation for news from the search and rescue teams, ambulances have been stationed outside the relatives' homes in case some cannot cope. >> for how to, we are on standby. >> reporter: you're on standby. >> yeah. >> reporter: on standby in case the worst possible news? >> yes. >> reporter: counselors will help for now. they say relatives are hanging on every word, every new fact. and half hoping, half dreading what they might learn. i'm also told some relatives are being asked what they want to travel to australia, perhaps a measure how seriously officials are taking it. these relatives who have waited so long for news, now they have to wait again to see whether this is the plane their relatives were on.
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>> keir simmons in kuala lum cur. we want to bring in sara. her companion was on flight 370 and she's been in beijing waiting for any word. sarah, good morning. it's good to see you. >> good evening, savannah. >> i can only imagine the range of emotions you must be feeling at this moment. can you even put into words how you felt when you heard this news of potential debris in the indian ocean? >> i heard it must have been about 3:00 this afternoon, a friend called me with the information. i don't think i've stopped shaking since. we just finally settled into a normal routine of waiting, unhappy waiting, but at least, you know, we were going back to normal sleeping cycles and getting in and i've continued to teach at work. now, this just throws it a all -- you know, all up in the air again. >> have you heard anything from authorities, from airline
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authorities, from chinese officials about what may have been found off the coast of australia? >> a couple hours after i heard from my friends and saw it on the news, i did get a call from malaysian airlines, giving me an update. but the update contains just a small fraction of the information i had already seen on the press release that they had given out of australia. >> we saw the frustration so vividly, as some of the families who are dealing with what you are dealing with right now, this uncertainty. have you felt that frustration? do you feel you're getting the information you want and need from the authorities there? >> i've had frustration, but honestly, my frustration is not with the authorities giving me information because i understand they can only give information that they have, right? so if they haven't verified it, they shouldn't be giving to it me.
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but my frustration is really with the process. you know, my heart just totally goes out to a lot of these families, because, you know, i have a strong support network around me. i have exposure to what these things all mean and i get ample access to good information. i'm in high stress. so these poor people, especially the ones here in china who basically hear nothing because the news is also filtered for them and they're all crammed together in this hotel -- >> i think we just lost sarah, who is a long time companion of phillip wood. does that not put a fine point on the human story here after all the most important thing, all those souls on board who are lost and so many people waiting for word. >> interesting to hear her say she doesn't fault the people for having information. you can only give information you have. there's no question it's a painful waiting time. meantime, natalie is here with a look at some other stories making headlines, including tough new talk about the crisis in ukraine.
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>> good morning, everyone. germany's chancellor says she expects the european union to impose more sanctions on russia following its decision to annex the crimea peninsula. president obama is ruling out the use of military in a dispute over ukraine. nobody wants to trigger and actual war with russia because that would serve no one's interests. today, first lady michelle obama arrived in china for a week long visit along with her mother and daughter sasha and malia, who have traveled with her before and aides call it a cultural exchange and not political. and paying the record $1.2 billion penalty by toyota, the head of the company is speaking out, comes after toyota hid information that caused defects of toyota and lexus vehicles to accelerate unexpectedly and resulted in injury and death. this morning, the head of toyota said recalls are good for car makers in the long term. toyota ceo said the company is putting customers first. interest rates expected to
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say low. only for a while wednesday. fed chair janet yellin said interest rates could remain low for a considerable time and then suggested six months and said it depends where the labor market is. some analysts think rates may start going up before the summer of 2015. five people are in custody in houston after police made a disturbing find finding more than 100 people held in squalid conditions in what appeared to be a human smuggling operation. officials went to the home after a woman reported her children missing. a man's truck got stuck wednesday on railroad tracks. he and his passengers were able to get out in time, right before a freight train slammed into the trailer dragging it a quarter mile down the tracks. no one was hurt. the driver was cited for failure to obey a railroad crossing. march madness came early for an elderly bowler in
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pennsylvania. ray did what most bowlers only dream of. he bold a perfect game, 300, nothing but strikes. 81 years old! >> yes! >> there you go, no doubt still celebrating his victory this morning. i think automatic of us combined couldn't even bowl a 300, is that right? good for him, 81 years old. fantastic. >> absolutely. al, first day of spring. someone's been doing a little spring cleaning. >> that's right. >> i promised the end of the winter, it would be gone. >> the butterflies return from wherever. >> good news is they had a place to land. >> let's get to the weather. >> all righty. we have spring-time temperatures returning. right now 45 in d.c., new york city, 26 in minneapolis, chicago, 32 degrees. good news is we have a warm-up coming. 60 degrees in d.c. chicago, 49, denver, 69, dallas, 73 degrees. today's weather, return flow of
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the clockwise flow of air in this hemisphere brings in the milder air into the northeast and plains. that's good news. bad news is a cold front will bring in much below normal temperatures and we are looking for reinforcing cold air as this high pressure dives down. so, by the time we get to sunday, pittsburgh, you're at 38, 14 degrees below normal, 32 in chicago, 55 amendments, dallas, 57, 14 degrees below normal. with that cold air setting up, you'd hate for a snowstorm to come around, wouldn't you? >> come on. >> we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. with priority mail flat rate shipping. ♪ whoo-hoo! ♪ [ male announcer ] our priority has always been saving the day. because our priority...
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we're getting a lot of chatter. >> nice to hear that. >> i think they were getting used to the rough and tough. we're going to have final numbers the next half hour. we'll have it for you. >> i request that he be called babyface for the rest off the day. >> we'll work into that. >> baby cheeks. today and this time of the year, this is when office productivity comes into question. march madness today. big basketball games happening. 64 games. four in elimination. president obama did his brackets not so great but these brackets are tough. the last time the president got it right. he picked michigan state to win it all. last year it was north carolina. the president picked that to, i back in '09, to win that in '09. michigan state leading. this is in realtime and we'll see how this fluctuates. send us your picks and we will reveal our bracket the next half hour and more on your baby cheeks. >> good to know.
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>> michigan state, anybody? >> arizona! >> wichita state but coming up. >> carson, thank you. coming up, we go live to australia for more on this morning's potential break in the flight 370. and the scientists who found air france reveal the challenges of locating a plane at the bottom of the ocean. a new lead in the disappearance of madeleine mccann and they're searching for a man who assaulted other young girls in portugal. why is this only coming to light now? we'll have the latest but first this is "today" on nbc. other young
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this surveillance picture was taken at an atm, officers say he was burglarizing a home in san mateo when a woman caught him in the act. he reportedly tied her up and took her atm card. he used the card several times after the burglary. >> let's get better news. talk about spring. it's coming. >> it is, we're just a couple hours away now. good morning to you. taking a look at this lovely sunrise over san francisco. so pretty out there you'll notice the difference, some of the low clouds are returning. our temperatures are starting out mild so we're going to end up about as warm, if not a touch warmer. 78 degrees in the south bay, 79 in the east bay and 71 degrees in san francisco. a change is around the corner. you'll see that on the seven-day forecast at the bottom of the screen. we're going to cool you off a touch, then bring on the rain tuesday into wednesday of next week. >> rush hour it is, in many parts of the bay. this shot of 101 looks like you're getting a treat for san
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jose. so let's stream things out. north 101, past the airport things bogged down by an earlier breakdown. north 280 a crash north of 17 clear but north 85 a crash at union before you get to 17 caused slowing in that direction. a smooth flow for the rest of the bay area. typical but slow into the city as well after three earlier incidents. the rest of the bay moves smoothly, slow south 880 typical. >> thanks so much. thank you for joining us as well.
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♪ we're back now, 7:30 on a thursday morning, the 20th of march 2014 as the sun rises in wilmington, north carolina. pretty shot down there. here's the best news of all, spring officially arrives at 12:57 eastern time and let's be honest, we are looking forward to it. in the meantime, let's take a look at headlines making news. satellite images so what could be wreckage from malaysian flight 370. some 1500 miles off the western coast of australia. we'll get a live report from perth in just a moment. in other news, the first lady, her daughters and mother landed in beijing this morning. the spring break visit will focus on promoting education and
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cultural exchanges between the u.s. and china. the first lady says this is not a political trip. and the ncaa tournament gets underhigh gear today with the tip-off with the round of 64. will it had the have the impact and getting work done? >> our breaking news tied to the search for flight 370. blake johnson joins us from perth, the closest city to this new search area but still some 1,200 miles away. blake, good morning, what can you tell us about this search? >> hi there, guys. well, it's a big search. 1500 miles off the coast of western australia. we've got six planes in the air searching that area, nonstop, four of them australian planes one from new zealand and the u.s. navy has sent the "poseidon" jet. there is also an australian navy ship on its way to the search
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area. given the sheer distance, it's going to be a couple of days at least until it gets there. until we get a visual on the debris, we won't know what it is. we just don't know what it is exactly. >> blake johnson in perth, australia, good to get your report. thank you very much. if and when pieces of that wreckage are found, a team of experts from massachusetts may attend. it helped to find flight 447 in 2009 off the coast of brazil, that plane came to rest about 13,000 feet beneath the surface. and that's just about the depth of the indian ocean where this search is taking place. here's nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: air france 447 plunged into the atlantic where
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the water is miles deep and the terrain more rugged than anything on land. floating wreckage was found within days but the search for the fuselage and flight recorders lasted two years. >> it was akin to looking in the rocky mountains for a couple of shoe boxes at midnight with a flashlight. >> reporter: friends at the cape cod massachusetts for help. scientists have a secret weapon, the remis 6,000. so this is like an under water drone? >> exactly. >> reporter: a robot submarine that relies on sonar pulses to map the ocean floor, covering 25 square miles in a single day. how do you figure out what's a rock and what's a piece of fuselage and what's a fish? how does that work? >> well, that's right. it will show fish. it's a grouping, if we see a lot of strong signals from one location, then you'd get an indication there was a laud of
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man-made objects there. >> reporter: in may 2011 this was the image that the sub captured. a very telling blur. it went back and took high definition photos. mark dannon looked at them first. >> the first thing i remember was back pack on the bottom. >> reporter: you found a backpack? a bittersweet moment. >> yes, we did find it, we're going to come to a conclusion here. >> but it's still a tragedy? >> that's right. >> the scientists at woods hole are hoping the phone will ring. ready to find flight 370. >> it's small, compact, packs a punch. >> reporter: finding flight 447 was a triumph not just of technology but of determination. the team at woods hole is ready do it again. instead of gain stephanie gosk, nbc news, woods hole, massachusetts. >> when you think about the magnitude of the search area, it's amazing they find anything. >> and the clock is ticking because they have to find those pings from that black box. let's get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> all right. we've been kind of hinting that
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we might see something early next week. this is what we're looking at the models and kind of come into agreement. we are basically going to be looking at this high pressure building in, that's going to bring in the colder air. storm system coming up along the gulf. monday into tuesday. sets up on the gulf coast around tuesday afternoon. by wednesday morning this thing is off the coast. now, depending on the path of this, we already know we've got cold air coming in and that's going to be entrenched over our area. then you've got this counterclockwise flow of moisture coming in off the moisture. then you see from new england down to washington the possibility of some snow. again, this system move to the east, we don't get anything. moves farther to the west, everybody's going to get hammered by this but we are just giving the possibility. hopefully, nothing happens, it moves away. today new england across the northern plains, snow and mix of gorgeous weather.
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67 in l.a. 80 in brownsville, and fog in northern florida. look for 76 in tampa. 7:36 now. what a spectacular start to the day. a little low cloud cover. i want to show you that in san francisco. this is going to bring about a little bit more of an onshore flow. you can see it's occurring right now as we see that ridge of high pressure break down. today a touch cooler by this evening. because we're starting out mild in the 50s easily hitting the upper 70s in the south bay, the peninsula at 78, 79 degrees, comfortable in the tri-valley and the numbers are going to drop off for the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. new developments in the potential new lead in the near 7-year-old disappearance of madeline mcccann. >> good morning to you. >> after seven years of
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searching dead-end leads, scotland yard is making a new plea to the public, this time for another monday who is said to have targeted british tourist and their young girls in portugal. >> reporter: police say they hope to find a man accused of breaking into vacation homes of british tourists in portugal and sexual live assaulting five young girls between 2004 and 2010. >> what about a description of this guy? >> we know he's spoken english to the children here, had a foreign accent. >> reporter: they also place him in the resort town where 3-year-old madeline mccann disappeared from her bed without a trace in 2007. >> what we can see here is a man who has a very, very unheal interest in young, white female children who he's attacking whilst they're in their beds on vacation. >> reporter: portuguese police tell nbc news that this information is not new. it was made available to scotland yard years ago.
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british police contend only some of the cases are handed over and the portuguese police didn't see a connection to mccann because there wasn't an abduction. >> this is a crime that's captured the public imagination. >> one of those families tells us about a crime which we feels is the first in this series. is this a crime that captured the public imagination. it's very unusual for scotland yard, british police, to come in and investigate an abduction and possible killing abroad and trying to find out what the portuguese police have been unable to find out. he was wearing a distinctive top on those cases. >> reporter: another potential suspect for investigators and another glimmer of hope for her parents that madeleine might one day come home. >> they firmly believe she's still alive and still out there to be found, as do the british police. >> reporter: again, scotland yard does not know the identity of this man. they do seem to have quite a detail description, a pot belly,
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a distinctive smell, tan with messy dark hair. they're hoping this can be the lead that finally solves this case. matt. >> katie tur in london outside scotland yard. thank you very much. coming up next, you probably do it, the president does it but what is the impact on business from all those basketball brackets. new research to tell you about. and on "trending," watch out matt and vanna. the man who could be the greatest puzzle solver in the history of "wheel of fortune." check him for anything, but first these messages. i didn't work out this morning. i should try it? that's pretty tasty. sausage, egg and cheese. this is from special k? no way!
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if you plan on spending this morning filling out your bracket, you are not alone. but does march madness really interfere with getting actual work done? here's nbc's carey sanders. >> reporter: if you're calling a business today, don't be surprised if your call goes unanswered because of march madness. even the president takes a break from national affairs to fill out his bracket. >> i have michigan state going all the way. >> reporter: every year do employees get distracted at the office? >> i would say it increases morale. >> they can do it on their on time. >> i get both my work and my bracket down. >> reporter: an annual study says this year's company could lose more than $1 billion an
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hour in worker product. >> of course there's a distraction. we're streaming videos, filling out our brackets and we're not working. >> reporter: but time-out, researchers at duke studied the issue and say workers can multi-task. >> everybody's playing these pools. if you can't beat 'em, why not join 'em? >> reporter: many companies embrace the tournament, saying march madness increases morale. >> this is fun. >> reporter: one study found on 11% of managers believe march madness has a negative impact on workers. conflicting studies like this are as meaningful as a guy in a business suit who stands 5'5" tall, throwing a buzzer beater from halfcourt. yes! believe what you want to
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a very good thursday morning to you. 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. people living in one peninsula community say they have been waking up tired for weeks and this morning they are fed up. neighbors in the north fair oaks community say someone has been setting off what sound like professional fireworks every night for two weeks. families can't sleep. san mateo county sheriff's department plans to put more deputies in the area to try to find the person launching the unwanted show. ucsf is offering assistance to thousands of patients possibly affected by a data breach. computers containing even social security numbers were stolen from the family medicine center at lake shore. time to check the forecast and meteorologist christina loren. nice one. >> yeah, it's going to be nice. good morning to you. temperatures mostly approaching the upper 70s for today. as we kick off the first
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official day of spring, 78 degrees along the peninsula. 78 in the south bay today and 71 degrees down in san francisco. so, it's going to be nice out there. all good things must come to an end. we're not going to hold onto level like this for long. we will over the weekend. great news for the heritage orchard where we have the blossom festival. comfortable, 75 degrees, then the rain as we head into next week. we'll talk more about that coming up. here is mike. >> talking about an end to the easy drive because the commute fully in effect. southbound 101 on the screen shows slowing through palo alto, typical pattern and much of the bay. the northbound route through the south bay crashes cleared. a slow live to 17 and now it's moving up to cupertino. the rest of the northbound routes typical. 880 very slow south from hayward down past the san mateo bridge which is building for west 92. a look at northbound 880 past the coliseum. there up toward high street
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things bog down. >> thank you very much.
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, best lead yet. satellite images capture two large objects sending search teams scrambling off the coast of australia. is it debris from flight 370? plus, the president pokes fun. what the commander in chief tells ellen about that selfie seen around the world. then let it go. good-bye winter, it's time to say good-bye. >> winter, i'm done! >> i'm freezing. >> and celebrating the fun, fashion and flowers of the season. today, thursday, march 20, 2014. [ cheers and applause ] >> we're here springing into spring. >> hi, wisconsin!
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>> good morning, everyone, in nova scotia! >> hi to my family in oklahoma! >> whoo! ♪ >> we love the "today" show. >> april showers bring matt lauer! >> that's a good one. welcome back to "today" on this first day of spring. we're going to get to celebrating in just a moment. can we just do a quick clap for natalie picking a good song. >> good song. you are on the path back to redemption. very good song. >> savannah said finally you've redeemed yourself. >> very good song. we're going to have a lot to celebrate in a moment. objects in the indian ocean spotted by satellite. there's hope this could possibly be from malaysia air flight 370, finally giving some answers to the families who have been waiting in agony. let's get to nbc's tom costello who has been following this every step of the way.
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hi, tom. >> reporter: these images were taken four days ago, the largest piece is here. 79 feet across, the other 15 feet. the tail is about 60 feet. this area is so remote, right down there off of the coast of australia in a rather remote area. in fact, we're talking about 1,500 miles from perth, australia. this is an nbc news special report. here's savannah guthrie. good morning, president obama is about to deliver a statement on the crisis in ukraine in just a moment. this situation growing more tense this morning between the u.s. and its allies and russia over russia's annexation of the re region of crimea. a short time ago the european union said it will expand sanctions against russia. the president will be speaking from the south lawn of the white
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house this morning. his about to depart for a trip to south florida. we want to get right to nbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. chuck, good morning. what are we expecting to hear from the president this morning? >> reporter: we're expecting an announcement of expanded sanctions against russian individuals. something that the white house has been hinting at for the last couple of days but one of the things the white house has not wanted to do is act unilaterally, so the reason for sort of a couple of days delay obviously the crimea referendum went through. the annexation process, the russian government has been doing it, so there was an expectation there would be a u.s. response but the white house has been waiting to get ahold of the european allies on the same page. you mentioned what the european union announced, so this is a collective expansion of the sanctions. and, again, targeted at individuals for now. it is important to note for that yesterday for the first time the president in a very declarative way said there is no military option in response to a potential question about the idea that russia may continue to
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march through ukraine, perhaps eastern ukraine, and the president took that completely off the table and essentially emphasized that this was going to be -- the focus would be on sanctions and diplomacy so expect to be hearing that in a few minutes from the south lawn, savannah. >> and just about three days ago, i suppose, chuck, we heard the president talking about sanctions against certain russian officials what white house folks called cronies. is that the type of sanction you expect to hear, or do you think there will be something even more biting perhaps? >> reporter: well, we expect perhaps an expansion of that, but, again, our understanding that it would be individuals. we'll see if they do more. there's been lots of calls about, you know, potentially having -- announcing maneuvers, nato, a little nato saber rattling, things like that. but i don't expect that. it does feel as if they want to just continue to expand the number of individuals that are targeted in putin's inner circle. >> well, chuck, the president is walking out right now, south lawn of the white house just moments before he is to depart on a fund-raising and policy
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trip to florida, but we do expect him to address this ongoing crisis in the ukraine and as you mentioned we do expect him to talk about further sanctions against russia in light of the -- >> good morning, everybody. i wanted to provide an update on the situation in ukraine and the steps that the united states is taking in response. over the last several days we've continued to be deeply concerned by events in ukraine. we've seen an illegal referendum in crimea, an illegitimate move by the russians to annex crimea, and dangerous risks of escalation including threats to ukrainian personnel in crimea and threats to southern and eastern ukraine as well. these are all choices that the russian government has made, choices that have been rejected by the international community as well as the government of ukraine. and because of these choices, the united states is today moving, as we said we would, to
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impose additional costs on russia. based on the executive order that i signed in response to russia's initial intervention in ukraine, we're imposing sanctions on more senior officials of the russian government. in addition, we are today sanctioning a number of other individuals with substantial influences and resources that provide material support to the russian leadership as well as a bank that provides material support to these individuals. now, we're taking these steps as part of our response to what russia has already done in crimea. at the same time, the world is watching with grave concern as russia has positioned its military in a way that could lead to further inkurcursions i southern and eastern ukraine. for this reason we've been working closely with our european partners to develop more severe anxioctions that co be taken if russia continues to escalate the situation.
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as part of that process, i signed a new executive order today that gives us the authority to impose sanctions not just on individuals but on key sectors of the russian economy. this is not our preferred outcome. these sanctions would not only have a significant impact on the russian economy, but could also be disruptive to the global economy. however, russia must know that further escalation will only isolate it further from the international community. the basic principles that govern relations between nations in europe and around the world must be upheld in the 21 century. the motion that regions do not simply redraw borders or make decisions at the expense of their neighbors simply because they are larger or more powerful. one of our other top priorities continues to be providing assistance to the government of ukraine so it can stabilize its
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economy and meet the basic needs of the ukrainian people. as i travel to europe next week to meet with the g7 and other european and asian allies, i once again urge congress to pass legislation that is necessary to provide this se astance and do it right away. expressions of support are not enough. we need action. i also hope that the imf moves swiftly to provide a significant package of support for ukrainians as they pursue reforms. in europe i'll also be reinforcing a message that vice president biden carried to poland to the baltic states this week. america's support for our nato allies is unwavering. we're bound together by our produce found article 5 commitment to defend one another and by a set of shared values that so many generations sacrificed for. we've already increased our support for our eastern european allies and we will continue to strengthen nato's collective defense, and we will step up our
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cooperation with europe on economic and energy issues as well. now, let me close by making a final point. diplomacy between the united states and russia continues. we've emphasized that russia still has a different path available, one that deescalates the situation and one that involves russia pursuing a diplomatic solution with the government in kiev, with the support of the international community. the russian people need to know, and mr. putin needs to understand, that the ukrainians shouldn't have to choose between the west and russia. we want the ukrainian people to determine their own destiny and to have good relations with the united states, with russia, with europe. with anyone that they choose. that can only happen if russia also recognize the rights of all the ukrainian people to determine their future as free individuals and as a sovereign
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nation. rights that people and nations around the world understand and support. thank you very much, everybody. thank you. >> president obama from the south lawn of the white house as he gets ready to depart from florida announcing new sanctions the u.s. will enact against certain russian individuals and as i turn to chuck todd joining us from the white house, a shot across the bow that the u.s. is ready with its european partners to go further and hit russia economically if russia escalates to borrow the president's term. >> reporter: i think that that's clearly now what they want to have hanging over putin's head, the idea that is much bigger set of sanctions that would hit parts of the russian economy will come. but that's the real question, savannah, will the european partners go as far as the united states is willing to go, because
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while he talked about a global economic crisis that that could create, europe would feel it first before the united states would. >> all right, chuck todd at the white house for us. thank you very much. we will have more throughout the day on msnbc, nbcnews.com and a full wrap up "nightly news." we'll return some of you to your regularly scheduled programs. for others, there will be more of the "today" show. i'm savannah gauthrie from new york, this has been an nbc special report. 8:11 on the west coast, back with more on "today" and you are following the other top stories. >> the big story a lot of us following the breaking news on flight 370 perhaps and as we've been reporting the most promising lead in days for the search for that flight had rescue aircraft and ships searching for possible plane debris today in the remote waters off of western australia. that search has been called off now because of darkness.
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it will resume once again in the morning there. this refocusing came after australian officials revealed objections may have been spotted in the waters by satellite four days ago. the malaysian government called the sighting a credible lead but it could take several days to derm. investigators would face a task of retrieving the black box and voice recorders needed to help solve the mystery. the malaysia airlines 777 vanished nearly two weeks ago while flying to china with 230 people on board. the coast guard has released dramatic video of a daring rescue at sea. a 66-year-old passenger aboard the carnival "splendor" cruise ship had a medical emergency wednesday off the coast of north carolina. they lowered a harness to hoist the patient on board the chopper and he was taken to the hospital now with stable condition. we've got much more of the "today" show ahead on the west coast and we'll get your ♪
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leader who did not make the list. the leader of the free world. president obama. "for tune" els us he was not overlooked but just didn't make the top cut. >> surprising. >> who did make the cut? pope frances takes the top spot. congratulations to him. other folks you might recognize, bono. but the president is not sulking. on wednesdays what did he do? he went out with an appearance on "ellen" then he had a little joke about her famous oscar selfie. remember, she beat his record for the best retweeted tweet. take a look. >> i heard about that, i thought it was a pretty cheap stunt myself. >> pretty cheap stunt, grabbing celebrities and feeding them pizza just to beat my record. >> yeah, a little dancing with it.
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on the "fortune's" list. >> ellen isn't the only one dancing. first up, it was an emotional return to the dance floor for a survivor of the boston marathon bombing. professional dancer adrian haslett-davis lost part of her leg in the bombing last year. on wednesday she returned to her passion for the first time since the injury. adrien wiped away tears. she thanked the crowd. incredible shot there. >> way at the other end of the spectrum, there is christopher walken, you have noticed that the actor has been known to bust a move. two in many of his movies and now our friends at the "huffington post" have made it easy for us to enjoy the joy all in one incredible video. ♪ everybody dance now, everybody dance now ♪ >> yeah, he's going to need a
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little more cowbell. walking, jamming through. the video shows walken jamming through 36 years of video. that is a good watch. >> he was a professional dancer on broadway when he first started. >> really? >> yeah. and an amazing chef, too. those are things you don't know about christopher walken. so call it the luckiest guest for a lifetime. things weren't looking so good for a contestant on wednesday's episode of "wheel of fortune." he gets this puzzle and guesses four letters, all of which are right. all he has to go on are these first two letters. okay, could you solve this? >> you're a very good puzzle solver, but i don't in that. ten seconds, keep talking maybe the right thing will pop out. good luck. >> new baby buggy. new --
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>> that is unbelievable! >> that is crazy. guy's name is emile. he gets it right on the first try. pat sajak has to frisk him to make sure. to make sure he didn't have anything on him. the guess was worth $45,000. >> rarely have i seen a story that has provoked natalie to become a conspiracy theorist. >> he had ten letters and two vowels that eliminates ten out of 26 letters. >> there's $45,000, not a lot on the line for "wheel of fortune." that's all i'm saying. >> are you calling into question pat sajak's veracity? >> not the sbeg gri. integrity. >> it's great publicity for the show. we're all talking about it.
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>> are you saying that? shock, shock! >> your chance to go on celebrity "wheel of fortune" just took a dive, sister. >> meanwhile, savannah was reminded she needs a new baby buggy soon. >> yeah. >> and that is what's "trending" today, we're back in 30 seconds. >> it's your birthday. take a look. >> no group has claimed responsibility. wouldn't we have had a claim by this point? >> we know how to do this if we give parents information, we can get them back on track. all right. we're back on a day that could not come soon enough. this year, the start of spring. ahh!
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>> i know, i know. this is great. by the way, has anyone had a longer winter than dylan dreyer? >> no. >> dylan dreyer spent more time in every snowy, sleety -- there's another "s" word i'm not going to say. >> it has nothing to do with weather. >> in herald square, she's getting a sneak peek at macy's 68th annual flower show. dylan, you deserve it. >> thank you. >> she deserves a vacation. >> yes, i'm just trying to be a chameleon, take it all in. the countdown is on. sun happens today, the day starts to get longer, ideally the temperatures start to get warmer and in some parts of the country, it already looks like spring. in southern california, azaleas are in full bloom, the gardenias are out in florida, and a popular wedding flower, a symbol of love, savannah.
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and in new york city, we are just waiting on the daffodils. and i just learned officially, the official flower of new york city. but when you just can't wait any longer for those flowers to come out, macy's is now bringing them to you. it is the 68th macy's flower show. and it is absolutely incredible. they have timed it out so perfectly that of these 30,000 flowers and 200 different varieties they will all come into bloom at the exact same time. and that all starts on sunday. and it's not just here in new york. it's at macy's in philadelphia. in chicago, in minneapolis, also in san francisco, where this all got started. and in washington, d.c. where it takes on more of a cherry blossom theme. here in new york, with the quartet that is absolutely incredible. listen this morning on the first day of spring. we'll have much more coming up
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from macy's on how they keep the cigaret secret garden alive. >> dylan, thank you very much and congratulations on surviving your longest winter ever. >> it's kind of hot in here almost. >> too bad, doesn't complain. >> coming up, let's go to savannah. >> the first blockbuster of spring divergent starts tomorrow. it's based on the best-selling book about a futuristic society where people are divided into factions based on human virtues and the conflicts that arise when some don't get in. take a look. >> i'm not like them. >> and who is? they're crazy. >> maybe i can go back to -- >> you can't go back. >> i know. >> never going to let you do that. >> i think you should go.
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>> she -- he plays caleb and veronica roth is the author of this hugely popular trilogy. good morning to both of you. >> veronica, this book that you wrote in your last year of college in your rubber ducky p.j.s. is now about to be a blockbuster. >> yes, well, it's looking really good. i love the movie. >> i like it. >> i love how you celebrated when you found out your book was going to be published. i think we have a video of it. how is it you that decided the best way to mark the occasion was to jump into a tub of mini marshmallows? >> i always had a marshmallow thing. it was really just a joke on my blog. it was something i had put on the blog and i had to keep my word. >> i've never seen that video. >> it's very hard to clean up. >> i bet it is. you play caleb, this is the main character's brother, you signed
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on for three movies, that suggests, first of all, you're not afraid of commitment, but also you see room for growth in this character over the three movies? >> yes, definitely. for me, i couldn't see myself playing anyone else. just in terms of i'm so excited to play him over the arc of the whole trilogy. he really goes an interesting place and becomes the antagonist of the story. which is interesting because you don't want to always play the same thing as an actor. and to be sort of a villain sometimes is cool. >> are you ready for your life to change? veronica is acting like let's wait to see what happens with with this movie. i'm going to go out on a limb and say they're expecting a huge opening, bigger than "the hunger games." are you ready for what that means for you? >> i hope it does. the movie deserves have a huge opening. i'm from new york, from brooklyn i want my life not to change too much, you know. >> have you noticed anything so
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far? you were playing basketball and some girls came over. >> in new york, i played basketball and i'm okay. but in los angeles, in hollywood, somehow, 20 girls like a cheerleader club. >> congratulations on all your success. the movie opens tomorrow. coming up, we'll spring it on!
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>> very good morning to you. 8:26, i'm laura garcia-cannon. one of the biggest and most expensive developments in bay area history is moving forward but san jose is not revealing who the tenant is. it will be built on 30 acres of land and will replace the bay 101 card club. it is on east brokaw road and north 1st. in the meantime, let's check the commute with mike. >> that will be my new traffic center, hoping. moving smoothly and slowly. we're moving toward mission
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boulevard. we'll show you the area on the map. that is not so bad. including the dumbarton bridge, itself, approaching the toll plaza. and that will tie you up getting out of newark, fremont, east palo alto. getting a lot of crowd through the area. the rest of the bay looking pretty typical. we'll zoom in here to north 880. thank you we'll be back with another local news update in half an hour.
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8:30 on a thursday morning, the 20th day of march 2014. and we are about to swing into spring here at rockefeller plaza. spring arrives just after noon today, around 12:57 east coast time. so we're getting a jump. can i tell you one thing? this metal chair does not feel like spring on this morning. >> i'm in my spring cacoon. >> that is one chilly chair right now. >> we are going to have a lot to
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set the mood, including beautiful flowers, courtesy of our friends at macy's. we'll have nate burkeus here. >> and we'll show you spring fashion. >> to me spring means we're going to start golfing again. i've never played a round like this man. we'll get tips from rick bard who made an unbelievable 18 rounds of put-put. >> and that's not miniature golf? >> no, it's different. >> and we'll wrap things up with a live medley from the show "rock of ages." >> and tomorrow, we'll get a sneak peek of lady gaga
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tomorrow. >> does this make you happy? >> yes. >> so guess what? coming over here as a tiptoe through the tulips. >> do some happy acts. let's show you your weather. i don't know if it will make you happy. but i'll show you for today lots of sunshine through the golf coast, kind of messy out to the western plains, upstate new york and northern new england. tomorrow rain from texas all the way into ohio and parts of pennsylvania. snow along the plains, sunny and warm in the southwest. texas going to be downright toasty with temperatur 8:32. really nice conditions for the first day of spring here in the bay area. thank you for waking up with us. it will be just about as warm as
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it was yesterday. it was warm yesterday. 71 degrees. a warm day in san francisco. upper 70s for the north bay. also looking for that for the tri-valley. we'll stay nice and warm for tomorrow and the rain returns next week and a lot of it. starting late tuesday into friday, rain chances ramp up. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. it wouldn't be the start of spring without sprucing up around your home. nate berkus is the produce of "american dream builders." what's the premise of the show? >> we have 12 of the top home designers in the country competing to win one prize. you know the makeover show where you see one show change? this week you see 30 before and
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afters by the end of the hour. by the end of the series, we completely renovate over 20 homes top to bottom. which is why -- even though i'm not wearing socks right now -- you don't have two pairs on, right? >> no, just one. >> nothing for me. >> sorry about that. we're talking about doing great work for the spring. if you can turn an outdoor space into a great livable area, it can really add value to your house and improve your life as well. >> absolutely. space is at a premium for everybody. so the whole thing is that now that it's springtime, maybe a little bit warmer than today, you are don't need to buy a big set of furniture, you don't even need to have a lot of space. even if you have a little terrace, your back yard, side yard, take some of these things, outdoor rugs, very easy moveable tables, small side chairs. these chairs could be at a little bistro table inside your
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house. it's quick to even set up for a party or one after and quick to go into the garage. >> you got to make sure the weather is cooperatcooperating. >> today is not a good day for this. >> everyone needs shade but you added lighting to it? >> yes. i love the idea of this moroccan feel. seating doesn't have to be a set of furniture. throw some outdoor pillows on the ground, some lanterns with s some votives. you're expanding your square footage without a great investment. >> one of the great things is you always do this affordably. when we're talking about chairs like this or side chairs or pillows, what kind of money are we talking about? >> if you're a smart shopper and you're online on all the web site, you can find these so deeply discounted. the best time to buy them is in
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the wintertime. start your design then, store it and you have everything ready as soon as you have the first night day. >> you mentioned bringing a rug and putting it on the line. >> why not? there's all these outdoor rugs, you can hose them off when you're done and it creates an intimate seating thing and then can you sit on the floor. >> and there are great fab rric that are able to resist the sun and everything. >> absolutely. >> let's us go to harold square. we have dylan at the flower show she was showing us a little bit earlier. dylan? >> and a flower in my hair. and i'm joined by mike. i can't keep a single flower alive in my apartment. how do you do it? >> this year's theme is the
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secret garden, wonderment and discovery at every turn. it's a beautiful lush, colorful design we've put together. really you hire the best of the best of nurseries and landscape designers to keep things alive. i couldn't keep things alive myself. that's how we do it. we have such a great group of people across the country that work on this event. >> and you do swap out the flowers mid way through, right? >> and sometimes daily but there is a big swap mid way through. >> my only problem is the air conditioner is on and so i'm still trying to find that warm spot. >> coming up, we have putt-putt perfection. a man who completed 18 holes in one. but first, this is "today" right here on nbc.
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we are back now with "today"'s style, ready to spring into spring. love to throw out those winter clothes, at least shove them into the back of the closet. >> i said let me have as easter a color as i could. >> we're going to look at four trends. we have a couple of models for each trend. the first one we've got -- we're looking at pink? >> this is all about think pink. you are seeing pastels everywhere this season but really pink is leading the pack. what i like about this color is that it actually can work for so many skin tones. it's all about picking the right pink. barbara is in jeans but what you'll notice is she's in a cooler-based pink. so if you are somebody that looks good in stark white, you'll like to go for something that's more like a rose pink.
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>> kind of a dusty pink that has more of a purple or blue. if you're somebody who looks better in cream or beige, you'll see on sabrina, it's more of a peachy pink. pinks are different. they really run the gamut from hot pink, but this blushing moment is really big. and at stores like kohl's, you can shop by your preferred color pink. and ann taylor, which sabrina has this beautiful blouse on, there are so many great pieces for work that feel not too youthful but really sophisticated. >> i like how you put them together, kind of a monochrome
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atic look. >> what has always been a fashion faux pas has been wearing denim head to toe. you'll see on corine, i actually really like the play of doing two pieces of denim. i think it's kind of a fashion forward twist, adding some bling. but then you'll see on nancy, you can really pick up a denim top and add it with white jeans. it's so a trend that you'll have for a long time. and nancy's shoes, i have to point out, they're denim flats. consider those like your jeans. they'll go with anything. they're a fun new piece you'll find. everything in this segment is under $100. >> i love the sound of that. our next trend also is springy and fresh. the little white dress. >> yes. i personally love that for years miss coco channel gave us the
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little black dress. but go with the little white dress. but pay attention to your accessories. don't do the flip-flop or easy sa sa sandal. get a more upscale look. >> and prints, everything is geometric. sheep has the printed pant and striped top. she has this on from joe fresh but at old navy, you can find printed pants that come with a free top for $25. and this on the hanger would scare even me, the rocker from head to toe with that vest is very elongating. that's eva mendes at new york and company. great jumper, put a blazer on or
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vest to tame the print and add a new shoe. all of these are people you'll probably wear just beyond the spring, too. >> the jumpsuit is really flattering. thanks so much to all of our models. >> coming up, matt and carson get a little lesson in putt-putt can't hold my breath ♪
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all right. we're back now and the arrival of spring means a lot of people are going to soon head out to the green. every golfer dreams of making a hole in once just once in a lifetime. could you imagine doing it 18 times in a single round? >> i shot a perfect 18 in putt-putt. >> meet golfer rick bard. he's actually done it, playing putt-putt golf in richmond,
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virginia, a feat only accomplished two times before almost 30 years ago. his accomplishment became the focus of an animated documentary. "putt-putt perfection" viewed nearly 3 million times. the final hole was caught on camera. >> that's the 18 right there, folks. >> the man, the myth, the legend rick baird is with us now. >> we would have asked if there were others who witnessed this round but that was a tournament. >> yes, it was a tournament in richmond, virginia. >> putt-putt is designed so can you make a hole in one on every one. there's a lot less obstacles. >> so no wind mills and clowns and things like that? >> no.
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it's designed to be able to practice your putting for the golf course. >> it's like billiards, though,? >> you have to work angles, as you'll find out. >> putt-putt was invented in north carolina where my mom's from so hopefully it's in my blood. >> one-handed. rick, you've been playing for what? >> i've been playing for almost 50 years. >> and had you ever come close before to a perfect round? >> i shot 23 different rounds but this is the first time i had ever gotten that close. >> when you had 17 in a row and you got up on that last hole, how nervous were you? >> very nervous. >> knees shaking? >> knees shaking so bad, i can barely stand up. >> look i am in pool, i'm visualizing like a bank somewhere here to here.
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is that the receiight thinking? >> that's the right thinking. >> rick, you take that. >> i usually swear a lot when i play golf. >> can we put this accomplishment into some perspective here. this perfect round in putt-putt has only been accomplished times in history.omplished number of triple crown winning horses 11, perfect games pitched in baseball, 23, number of 300 games bowled per year, 50,000. all right, so you did something that is absolutely historic, rick. >> yes. >> do you play real golf? >> yes, i do. >> and how's your game? >> i'm about a bogey golfer. >> does it translate into a good putter in general? >> yes. >> i'm still winning, i'll have you know. >> since you did this three years ago, have you been close since then? >> i've shot 20 three times
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since then. >> good luck. >> here to here and -- >> whoever designed this course is -- >> diabolical? >> definitely. >> you're in jail over there. >> rats! >> see? doesn't matter how hard you hit it either. it's a wonderful achievement. i think the angle is steeper. >> is this yours? do you keep it at home and practice? >> no, this is something your guys made. >> do you play in tournaments? >> yes, sir. >> when you show up, does everybody go running? >> no, we're all good friends, we help each other and show each other shots. >> what a pleasure. nice to meet you. when we come back, a special performance on the plaza from the broadway cast of "rock of ages." this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back now with some music to get to. the tony nominated music al "rock of ages" is celebrating its anniversary on broadway. the cast is here with a special medley. guys, take it away. ♪ i don't know where i'm going but i sure know where i've been ♪ hanging on the promises of the
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songs of yesterday and i made up my mind, i ain't wasting no more time ♪ here i go again, here i go again ♪ ♪ though i keep searching for an answer, i never seen the sign i'm looking for ♪ ♪ oh, lord, i pray to give me strength to carry on, i know what it means ♪ ♪ to walk along the lonely street of dreams ♪ ♪ here i go again on my own, going down the only road i've never known ♪ ♪ like a drifter i was born to
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walk alone, cuz i know what it means, to walk along the lone lone ♪ lonely street of dreams, here i go ♪ ♪ good morning, sing along! ♪ he's just a city boy, born and raised in south detroit, he took the midnight train going anywhere ♪
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♪ on and on and on and on, strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard ♪ ♪ there's shadows searching in the night, streetlights, people, living just to find emotion ♪ ♪ hiding somewhere in the night, don't stop believing, hold on to that feeling ♪ ♪ streetlights, people, don't stop believing, hold on to that
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feeling ♪ ♪ oh, oh, don't stop >> thanks to rock of ages from broadway. back with much more of our special spring coverage. but first, this a very good morning to you. 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. san jose will hold the fourth in a series of six public meetings about campus hate crimes. they were tasked to create new policies after four students were arrested accused of bullying a black student on campus. let's check the forecast with
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christina loren. >> we're about an hour away from the official kick off of spring. south bay today feeling warmer than average for this time of year by about ten degrees. upper 70s here. comfortable day in the north bay. 77 degrees. 72 in the east bay, and 79 in the tri-valley.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from rockefeller stuo 1a, rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. you're going to feel a tingling somewhere because it's the first day of spring! along with natalie and tamron, willie is off. >> spring breaking. >> interesting. we've had our first real development in this plane disappearance. >> a sliver of hope possibly and a big, again, possibly. there are new satellite photos
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out today. these were actually taken four days ago, but the australian prime minister made the announcement earlier that debris possibly there seen in the southern indian ocean, about 1,150 miles southwest north of perth, australia, might be debris from the plane, malaysia airline flight 370. the australian air force had a flight searching in that area for about nine hours and came back with nothing, radar came back empty, not really finding anything there. also you've been talking a lot about the conditions there and the winds that they're having to deal with. >> it was windy. the good news is the conditions will improve. it's nighttime there now. look at our wind flow chart. and interestingly enough, in the northern hemisphere, winds flow around in a clockwise direction
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and a high. in the summer hemisphere, it's counterclockwise. as you put this into motion, you can see the area of possible wreckage, high pressure is going to be building on top of that late tonight into friday, into friday morning so winds will die down and we'll start to see some clearing. in fact, on the satellite imagery, a weak front moved through and you can see there is a little haze there or possibly fog, maybe a little foggy drizzle in this but conditions will improve, sky conditions will improve. >> keir simmons, our colleague, is saying grief counselors are at the homes, which has been a major complaint, they felt they were in a vacuum and not getting information and updated properly. and also some family members hope this is the crash site so they can have closure, while others certainly see this as final. and so that hope that we referred to and that many of them are holding on to
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understandably will be gone. so there's a conflict there but finally they are providing grief counseling on the spot for those families. that has been heart breaking. one mom carried out of a press conference, unimaginable. >> just heart breaking to see that. if you look again and go back to the pictures of the debris, they're saying the largest piece is about 79 feet wide, the other piece about 16 feet across. so that's a large chunk of whatever it is but again you have to say whatever it is because it's a shipping area as well. could be a cargo bin. >> and it's floated hundreds of miles away. >> you have ocean currents, wind -- >> nine foot swells pushing it around. >> it's going to be very difficult. >> on a lighter note, president obama set to be a guest on ellen today. we got a little sneak peek, talking about family life at the white house. >> mr. president, michelle said she's out of town and she wanted
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to know did you make your bed this morning? >> that would be no. >> no. >> and when she's out of town, things get a little sloughenly around the house, socks of where, shoes. >> really? you made the most amazing comment about if they would ever get a tattoo, and i think everyone should stick to this rule, if your daughters got tattoos, that you and michelle would also get the same tattoo in the same place and you'd all take a family photo of all the tattoos. >> we will reduce the cool factor of any tattoo. michelle and i will be right there and we'll post it so that everybody will be able to see it and we'll say we all got matching tattoos. >> i hate to say it, but i hope they get tattoos. >> so do we. >> pretty good. >> my kid are upset because i got us all matching hawaiian shirts. >> you did?
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on a vacation? >> you did? you did? >> no, i didn't. i didn't. i didn't, no. because i know -- no, i know deborah and i certainly know lela would not -- nicky would, nicky my son would. we actually have some matching shirts. >> i've seen that. >> well, he's a little loud. that's different. you don't want your daughter to walk around -- >> i do think it would be fun to wear matching stuff. >> for photos for christmastime and -- >> what about -- they have web sites with family pictures, tragic family pictures where they've all dressed in the same thing but it wasn't as lovely at your family picture. >> it's all in fun. >> i fell for the line about you having matching family shirts because you're a trusting guy.
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how we gesture -- your hand on your heart, according to a new study, a new article published in the nonverbal behavioral journal -- >> got one of those? >> "journal of nonbehavior journal," whatever, if you place your hand on your heart, people perceive you to be more trustworthy. they rated attractiveness, a group of women, and people with hands on their heart were described in terms of honest and trustworthy. here's the kick. the opposite was true for people who put their hand on their hip. >> or strike the pose move? >> yes. look at that! and here's the other kick in this, which is apparently my word of the day. that is a pose picture. the photographer told me to pose like that. i've been in news since i was 19 years old. every news photographer that they bring in from texas to here says put your hands on your hip, which is something i normally
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only do like this. >> but in the word of shakirah, the hips don't lie. >> i thought that was a power stance for women. but i guess it means you're not trustworthy. >> unless you're red fox, it's the big one, it's the big one, i'm coming, i'm coming! >> interesting study. >> from the nonverbal journal person. what is that thing called? >> "the journal of nonverbal behavior." >> so they have a convention. nobody's talking. >> they're all mimes. >> i see you! >> their patron saint is marcel
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marceaux. >> you're a fashionista. how many times have you spotted something on someone you have to know who you're wearing. >> i do it all the time. the other night kate moss had a belt on with the jeans and i spent a couple of hours googling case moss black belt, black belt on kate moss, i never found it. >> there's an app for you, they say it's like the shazam of fashion. if you see someone and you say i want that look. >> it may not give you the exact look but it will tell you roughly silhouettes that are similar or color tones and it will come up with relatable fashion. because shazam for music, you hit your phone, it tells you the exact artist. >> that's a dress? >> so you put in what you see, a
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midi, mid-length with a blazer. >> oh, well, it's kind of close. >> there's a look. >> it gave you options. >> that's actually not too bad. >> oh, look, she's got her hand on her hip. i don't trust this woman. >> look, here's tamron over here. >> oh, that is me, isn't it? >> oh, my god. >> are you joking? >> no, this dress was certainly not that. this was on sale for less than 200. >> i like that ad. >> $3,500. >> we have to work on finding lower price points. >> did you put in price points? here? does it ask you? >> it doesn't matter. i am the queen of 80% off. the trick is go to this app, find what you like, befriend someone at a department store, bring them coffee from time to time, just drop by to say hi. you stalk them and they will tell you -- absolutely. they just tell me when it goes
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on sale and that's better than friends and family. you're walking away, mr. roker. >> i'm not walking away. you can see me. >> can i share something with you guys? it's my mama's birthday today. she's home, she's a huge fan of the show. there's my mama. she's 64 years young today. >> she looks terrific. >> that's at the white house. i love you, mary newton, more than life itself. happy birthday, mama. >> i like the picture. you didn't have your hands on your hips. >> things are warming up, atlanta 50, 29 in omaha. atlanta is looking good and we're going to see temperatures warming up today. you're going to be near 70 today in atlanta, 73 in dallas, omaha 66, 60 in washington, d.c. the good news is around here in the northern hemisphere, we get that clockwise flow, that's milder air and look at that. however, the bad news is, well, low pressure moves away.
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here comes high pressure and unfortunately that is reinforcing cold air. so look at the temperatures by sunday. pittsburgh 38, 14 degrees below normal, 32 in chicago, 55 in memphis, 10 degrees below normal and kansas city 47. but the good news is i'm not going to mention the fact that with that cold air we might have a snowstorm on tuesday he did just mention that. good morning to you. we have a rainstorm coming in next tuesday and wednesday. we still need that rain, we're in the heart of a drought here in the bay area. we're in the first day of spring today and it will be really nice. we have just about one hour of winter left. spring starts just before 10:00 a.m. today. we hit that point and then we will start warming up.
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there's a lot surrounding -- >> nice to know you. >> you -- ghetto clown is a klown with a k. why the k? >> because is comes back to not having a lot of money and stuff. i didn't have the real sneakers when i was growing up. i had to painful the stripes to make it look like converse. and then when it rained it washed off so i had to walk along the side of the curb. so i had to compensate by being funny and became the school class clown, getting connected out of the room, making fun of people and stuff like that. >> well, you had a math teacher who actually was the first one to tell you ought to channel those talents. >> i owe everything to this man, mr. zuffa. and i used to call him mr. squeezo-mo. they can make penicillin, they
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can make something out of you. and he told me to start acting and i went to this lady's apartment -- >> you called her tweety. >> i did, because she had three heirs on top of her head. >> in the midst of the laughter last night, laughing in my home alone, you weave these emotional stories. you're talking about your dad and when he came backstage to confront you, but in the midst of this emotional story, where i'm in tears, i started laughing. it's incredible how you do that. is that your therapy? >> well, you know, comedy was the thing that saved me through my whole entire life. when we moved into our neighborhood, it was like -- we were the first latin family so we were like pioneers. i had to be funny all of the time. i had to make people laugh so i had enough time to run. >> ray-ray became your best friend. >> my boy.
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he was always out to do good, and he was like hey, they want to give us everything they have, so let's go take this stuff, you know. and he took me to the number 7 train and that's where i did my first performance on the subway and i got arrested. so it was my first bad review. >> oh. >> yeah. >> but you turned out okay, which is a good thing. >> i turned out quite all right. >> your first -- a lot of people don't know this about you, don't remember. but your first starring role in a film was actually serious "casualties of war" with sean penn and he's a method actor. >> he's the greatest actor of my generation, the best. and he is method. it was a vietnam movie and he really thought he was in vietnam, so he's got to slap me into submission, and so he was really, really pounding me. we had 13 takes my fifth -- coming out like this. and they would say action and i would go, i can't do it. and he would go do it, diaz, do
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taking a look at the headlines, one day after toyota agreed to pay the record $1.2 billion penalty, the head of the company is speaking out. the penalty comes after toyota hid information that cause -- hid defects that caused deaths. >> new recommendation for obstetricians about giving birth underwater. experts say while sitting in a tub of warm water can relieve the pain of labor, actually
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giving birth underwater has no proven benefit and can be risky and urge underwater births be done only in studies. >> how smart are you in protecting your phone? 49% of the people contacted said they had not backed up the data on their phone or didn't know that they did. that can be key sense 1 out of 12 had a phone that was lost or stolen in the past year. >> cutting salt in your diet could be as easy as a spice. in phase two of a study, people were given cooking lessons and learned how to use spices instead of salt. total salt intake dropped from more than 3,000 milligrams per day to under 1,000. it was funded by the mccormick science institute. >> and a great milestone for an elderly bowling in pennsylvania. wayne did what most bowlers only
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one bite at a time. try new chewy sweet & salty. a crave-able combo you gotta eat to believe. quaker up. good thursday morning to you. it's 9:26. i'm peggy bunkers. neighbors on edge this morning after two home invasions. the first was in milpitas on canada drive in the same neighborhood where the mayor lives. a woman got a knock on the door about 9:00 in the morning. the person outside identified himself as a ups man. four or five men busted in and pointed a gun at her and tied her up. they do not have a good description of any of the suspects. police in san mateo think this
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man tied up a woman. he was burglarized a home when a woman caught him in the act and he reportedly tied her up, took her atm card and used it several times after the burglary. right now a look at weather and traffic after the protect. break.
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welcome back now. 9:28. what a beautiful way to kick off the season but we're still in winter about another 20 minutes. spring starts just before 10:00 a.m. today and it will be lovely across the bay area. the sun will set tonight about 7:15. i can tell you right now warm today, cooler tomorrow, your seven-day forecast shows you that and we bring in the rain next week. a little something for everyone. >> spring, spring, spring. here on north 880 a smoother
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drive past the coliseum. there was a report of a crash that has cleared from the shoulder. looking at the maps and the speed sensors show a crash. a slower drive across highway 84 on the dumbarton bridge. there was a late crash on the newark side. and facebook on that side with the peninsula. your northbound route through san jose looking good. continues to improve. back to you. thanks, mike. i'll have another local news update for you in about half an hour and we'll see you for the next newscast at 11:00.
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welcome back to "today" this thursday morning, march 20, 2014, first day of spring. and you know what signifies the first day of spring? >> time to shave? >> natalie and tamron comparing the stubble on their legs. >> we shouldn't even go there. >> are you kidding me? >> all the leg fetish guys in america -- >> come on, get off that shot. >> i looked down and i was like what just -- overnight? oh! >> all right. >> i got you beat, man. >> seriously? >> i waxed this morning. >> jimmy, off that shot. >> the director is telling you -- jimmy, so in other words,
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your director jim gaines told you to get that? >> i'm getting yelled at. >> if he told you to jump off a bridge, would you jump? >> wow, you sound just like my mom! >> goodness gracious alive. >> the funny thing is, this guy doesn't even work here. >> we have a pretty funny listical to tell you about today. >> 24 worst people to sit next to on public transportation. >> the shoes and socks off person. i just had this on a flight back from colorado this weekend. a guy wearing a tank top, no socks on, walks into the bathroom, goes to the bathroom. i later go in with my son, the floor is completely wet. he was barefoot in that little bathroom in the airplane, the floor is disgustingly nasty. >> i take my shoes off. i mind when there's a smell.
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>> you keep your socks on? >> i put my shoes back on when i walk into the bathroom because once quickly this lady said there were two little boys in there, go put shoes on. >> how about the space hogger? >> what's that? >> elbow -- >> you get there, like the middle seat and he takes both -- >> the rule is the middle seat you get both. >> really? >> no. >> yeah. because the other people on the end get to lean out. the middle seat you get -- >> there's an actual hard and fast rule? >> there is. >> if you watch the safety video on the plane, you get both elbows. >> shoulder sleeper. >> okay. >> and then the subset of that, shoulder sleeper, drooler. let's eat an entire meal on a plane or subway person. >> this one i hate. the nail polish person. they're doing their nails.
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uh-oh. >> all right, let's get a check of our weather. >> you have done that? have you done that? >> when a girl's nail cracks, she's got to go in for emergency care. >> on a train? >> hold on. what do you got for weather? >> as long as you don't drool. let's take a look and show you what we've got as far as today. we've been talking about the possibility of another storm late tuesday into wednesday. high pressure brings in the cold air, low pressure makes its way up the coast. early wednesday morning, we could be looking at snow from new england down to washington, we're going to keep an eye on that. for today, beautiful weather through the gulf coast. wet weather through the central plains and then a mix of ice, rain and snow. new england into central and western new well, it's 9:33. we're still in wintertime for
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the next ten or 15 minutes. we kick off springtime at 10:00 a.m. warmer than typical for the first day of spring. we'll be at 79 in the tri-valley. north bay at 77 degrees. changes coming our way. temperatures will drop just a touch and next week a lot of rain on the way. spring officially begins in just a few minutes right before 10:00 .m. weather. >> so if you're planning on dining out over the weekend or grabbing dinner to go during the week, it can be a challenge to eat healthy, even that salad or perhaps the fish dish can be loaded with calories. >> so how do you make the right choices and more importantly avoid the hidden fat? dawn is a registered dietican and contributor to "health" magazine. >> you open the menu and you see words like "smothered."
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avoid smoked, that's high fat meats. avoid glazed. look for words like "infused." >> you think salad, i'm going to be good, i'm going to be fine. >> chopped salad, that's a fat trap. you have tons of stuff chopped up in there, you have no idea what what you're eating, bacon, dried fruit, that's 800 to 1,000 calories. shocking, right? >> yeah. >> so you could have a salad but slim it done with topping swaps. chopped a is a low-calorie topping. you could do fresh fruit. it saves you about four times the calories of dried fruit. a high flavored cheese like a blue cheese so use just a little bit. do dressing on the side but squeeze a ton of lemon in there because you're going to cut the calories in half and instead of dumping it on -- >> spoon it on.
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>> we would think an omelet is a healthy choice. after all, it's an omelet. >> fat trap. here's why. it's three plus eggs, a quarter cup of cheese, heavy cup of whipping cream to make it fluffy. that baby is 600, 700 calories. get an egg sandwich on an english muffin. >> that instantly surprises me, a, because it's on bread. >> well that, english muffin is a portion controlled little magic piece. can you only fit like one egg on there, one slice of cheese, maybe a tomato. so it keeps it portion controlled. >> even with cheese on it's better? >> it's tiny. just get the english muffin with no butter. >> and you're soaking up 400
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calories every time you take a bite. >> what's our solution? >> solution -- >> can we do that? absolutely. put a little bit of oil on your plate. here is the magic. this is balsamic vinegar. pour a lot of that on your plate, cut the calories in half and enjoy your bread but a lot less calories. >> i get some higher quality balsamic, it makes all the difference. >> do you keep it in your suit jacket? >> i do. >> moving on to fish. again, the assumption is it's fishs a fish, it must be healthy. >> fat trap. this is ten ounces of fish. tons of calories. >> alternative? >> get grilled fish, it's a much more controlled way to get fish. >> and pasta? >> my weakness in life.
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okay. so when it comes to choosing a
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doctor, are you the type who spends hours looking for one with a lot of experience and degrees or do you rely on your friends and families for recommendations? >> i'm the latter. a survey found your personality may play a key role in your search for a physician. with more on that, dr. peterson. good morning. >> good morning. >> as a doctor yourself, you know people shot around. what do you find they're looking for? >> i find a lot of people still rely on online reviews. in this survey, 56 people of people rely on online reviews. about 70% found that the doctor-patient relationship was more important to them than the academic credentials. if you have a good rapport with your doctor, you're more likely to follow their health recommendations. >> let's go to the different types, let's start with an uber.
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>> the uber is someone who spends a lot of time looking online, they interview the physicians and rely much more on the academic credentials than they do on the interpersonal relationship. it's much more of a business relationship and a lot less love in there. they're also very thorough and organized. they'll come to the doctor with a list of what they want done and they look at their physician as an employee. >> then there are the outsourcers, those who tend to follow doctors orders without asking questions. >> outsourcers really rely on the physician's expertise, listen to instructions very very well and avoid going online and they're happy with their physicians and they stick out with them a lot longer. >> they're the loyalists.
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>> and then they're the nurturers who rely on friends and family for recommendations. >> they work very collaboratively with their physicians and they tend to be very good listeners as well. >> so which one gets you the best health care? >> i would say most patients have a little bit of each type of personality within them. in my practice i would say the outsourcers are the ones that follow the instructions best and the ubers are the ones that will challenge me the most but i like both of those because there's a balance there. >> and a lot of times people end up leaving their doctors. why do they tend to leave? >> some people do. 40% of the time they leave because the insurance changed. about 21% of the time it's because they disagreed with the diagnosis and 17% of the time was the doctor moved away. and there was a critical time period, if they moved more than
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17 minutes away, they changed. >> i'm always cautioning my kids just because it's on the internet doesn't mean it's true. do you have to be careful about these online reviews and things? >> absolutely. there's open loop reviews and closed loops. open loop is where anyone can leave a review and closed loop is where the patient's identity is verified. >> yelp is an open one? >> yelp is open. >> it's probably better to look at a closed loop. >> the most important piece of advice looking for a doctor? >> have a balance of having a good rapport and feeling good with your doctor and trusting their credentials. it's an interplay. >> thank you. >> while talking about different personalities, your teens are going to be showing off their personalities. >> that's not all they're going personalities. >> that's not all they're going to b ready for action?
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[ crowd shouting ] it's go time. ♪ "today's style" is brought to you by maybelline. >> it's getting to that time of year when high school juniors and seniors are getting ready for prom and finding a dress can be stressful. >> yes, it can be. ann, it's good it see you.
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>> it's exciting, it's prom time. >> my nephew is 17 and he's into it as well. >> prom is bigger and better and more important than ever before. everyone goes. girls will go as a group, they'll have group dates. but if you are very lucky, you will have a date who is at hot as our 17 hot guy panelist. >> let's get to some of the fashions. you don't have to spend a lot of monday these days. you have places like rent the runway. >> i love it. >> adorable. >> a dress like this is for a girl who has been planning her princess moment for years. it's a total modern take on the ball gown. very useful. we're seeing a lot of short dresses as well. the most important thing about prom is that you dress like yourself, that you feel comfortable. and when you get your -- when you're wearing a dress this soft and pretty, you want your date to wear something equally as soft. this is a suit from h & m.
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the best thing about a suit unlike a tux, you can wear it again. >> yeah. >> so cute. thank you, guys. you look amazing. next up, we have the rebels. >> ah, i like this. >> these kids are making their own fashion rules. tammy's dress is actually really classic and beautiful black dress, but when you add the rocker accessories, add a little leather jacket and some fierce shoes, she's total rock star. >> i love that. what about israel? he's doing the whole navy and black look. >> navy is really unexpected for a guy. >> it's nice. >> i think it's a fantastic look, especially when you've got a date that's as fierce looking at tammy. his suit is aso's and her dress is $99. >> we have ann and micah.
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>> everyone was wearing metallic on the red carpet. she's got cool metallic but she's got hot pops of color. this is a couple that is going ahead to the after party. >> and like that leather jacket look. looking good. >> he's got a leather jacket and a camo tie. >> next but not least, say hello to your prom king and queen. this is total classic. this is the look you're going to look back on these pictures in 20 years and you're still going to think you look amazing. >> i hope so because i look back at my prom picture today and it looks horrifying. look at me! that's me and my best friend. my mom put me in that antebellum skirt. >> very southern bell. >> that's a look you'll love. >> everybody come back out for one last look. >> i love this, great ideas. enjoy yourself, be safe and thank you very much. and we're back in a moment.
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mixim - from the ehrmann family. it's love, your way. kathie lee and hoda are coming up next. >> don't ask us who we have. >> we don't know. it's all a surprise. >> brook elliott and our ambush makeover. >> and the rock of ages group. >> oh! >> and mila apparently is four months pregnant. >>
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good morning to you. 9:56 right now i'm peggy bunker. one neighborhood says they're tired of being woken up in the
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night even night for the last two weeks. the sheriff's department says they plan to put more deputies in the area to find the person launching the unwanted fireworks show. credit monitoring is being offered to patients that may have been vick tips of a possible information breach. they were recently stolen from the family med center at lakeshore. getting a look at your forecast now with christina loren. good morning could we time this any better. the time now 9:57, it is spring, live. coastal clouds roll in this evening. overall we're talking about a nice, warm spring day. temperatures ramping up into the 70s. rain as well tuesday into wednesday next week.
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happy spring, mike inouye. a little slow out there. watch out there. nothing big as far as a crash, but a crash near north san pedro. the rest of the bay is starting to even out. freeway is starting to move more smoothly as well. and southbound, the freeway, southbound, very slow here. northbound routes there the rest of your commute here. look at 280 looking very good right now. pe peggy, back to you. >> have a great day. happy spring. [ female announcer ] it balances you...
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. it is thirsty thursday, march 20th. and yes, don't adjust your sets, this is real. finally, the first day of spring! officially today, at 12:57 across the whole country. >> i'm so happy. now, i have to say, i woke up this morning, it was still like 39 degrees, but so what. >> and drizzly and not great. >> things are going to turn around. >> when is it coming? >> i'll tell you how things will turn around.
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you said matt will never shave and i said, yes, he will. first day of spring. very, very distinct opinions on the topic. >> look closely at the two photos. the bearded one and the other one. >> the sigmund freud and the one on the right is matt. we decided to put a poll out to ask our viewers, how do you think -- which way did matt look best, with the beard or without. >> i think that it will be overwhelming, overwhelming without the beard. nobody liked the beard. >> a lot of people liked the beard. i think it is going to be 52/48, clean shaven, 52%. >> no, let's see. 78% said they liked him better clean shaven. he said he might grow that thing back again. next year. >> that's really -- disrespectful. calling it a thing. >> congrats to matt. >> yes. >> matt is still mad at hoda. i don't want to bring it up, but it is a funny story. tell it.
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>> okay. we were at the hotel in phoenix for savannah's wedding and the hotel is an hour and 45 minutes from the airport. >> you were in tucson. >> right. so we leave the hotel, 5:30 in the morning, guys downstairs with the car. i said, i'm hoda, he goes, i know, come on. he's with my friend. he and i hop in the car and we drive the hour and 45 minutes to the airport. >> great. >> so we're there, and all of a sudden, unbeknownst to me, five minutes later, matt comes downstairs for his car. and they say, your car's not here. he says, where is it? there is a car with my name on it. he said, is hoda still here? she's still here. she hasn't come down. he waited for an hour and they wouldn't let him in my car and i was already gone in his car. >> and almost to the airport. >> almost to the airport. so we hopped in a rental car with jake tapper from cnn and had to drive an hour and 45 minutes with him and his wife
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all the way to the airport. and so -- >> then you get to the airport. >> i see matt -- >> but before that. >> then he had to drop the rental car off and almost didn't make it to the flight. i'm waiting in line at the airport, for the plane, i see matt, and i go, hi, and he says, you stole my car. i didn't know what he was talking -- it is day seven of the feud. stop hating me. i took the wrong car. i apologize. >> it wasn't your fault. >> i know. i felt him a toy car to his house. still not over it. >> i love it. i love a good feud. wheel of fortune apparently, i forgot how many years pat sajak has been doing that car with vanna. apparently never had seen anything like this. a guy named neil to the final round. >> it is a thing. you're a good puzzle solver but i don't know. keep talking, maybe the right thing will pop out. >> has to be new. >> new lace dress.
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>> new year -- >> new lace dress. >> new. >> maybe not even -- net. >> net gains. >> we don't know. >> so the other letters, can't even see that part. no other letters. >> e. >> it is a thing. >> it is a thing. >> yes. >> net gain. net -- new. new lace. >> there is a w there. >> she didn't pick it. >> i can't see. i'm sorry. >> what's the answer? >> what is the answer. >> let's go. >> new baby buggy. new baby -- new baby -- >> what? >> put your hands up. >> wait a minute, you got to be wired for something. you got to be cheating. he's teasing the guy.
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>> new baby buggy. that doesn't even make any sense. >> there are old ones too. but, i mean, i couldn't -- who could know -- >> new baby buggy. >> how much money did he win? >> $43,000? $45,000. >> good for him. he looked as shocked as pat did. i can't believe i got that. >> maybe he got a new baby buggy and -- >> who says buggy anymore? do they? baby buggy. >> i bet savannah does. she's thinking that way. >> i thought it was -- all right, whatever. >> boogie. a baby's boogie. >> no. who says buggy? people say buggy? >> a baby buggy. anyway, this actress is shocking some people. divergent premiere. >> this is one of those things. she's an actress in divergent and she decided she was going to wear this dress. okay. >> part of it. >> anyway, she's 34 years old. anyway, so when she showed up in that dress, she stole the premiere basically. everyone was focusing on her and not on the other stars in that movie. >> yeah. >> a smaller role apparently, this is sort of like twilight,
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several books, three books, i think. and it is a trilogy and she gains -- her character gets bigger as the books continue. however, hoda thought it was just outright mean to take anything away from shaylene woodley, the real star. >> i think it is a little weird. >> well, you took matt's car, you know? you're one to judge. >> a little weird. sometimes when you know that it is somebody else's movie, and you're in it, but not a main character yet, she's building, and then suddenly on the front of every website, every paper, is the other girl and not the main character. >> i don't know. i don't know -- we love to know how you all feel. i've been in a couple of movies. i stole "first wives club". >> what if you would have worn the short dress to "the first wives club" and goldie hawn, it is her movie, would have looked over and said, oh, my god, you got every headline and it is my movie. >> so sad. no, goldie, goldie would have
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said, awesome dress. >> she would have. >> she would have. it depends on the person. maybe shaylene is like that too. i never had the kind of body that girl has. maybe for two minutes in 1942. >> remember when i wore a white dress to bobbie's wedding? >> it wasn't accidental. who goes to a wedding and accidentally dresses in white. >> people are mad. >> nobody at the wedding this the right to wear -- >> what do you think you're doing taking away from her day. i wasn't taking away from her day, i just wore that dress. >> she doesn't take peopstuff a from people unless it is matt. >> there is this deejay and he's -- they're known for doing pranks. they're known for doing pranks. usually really funny. they decided to do something much more touching. there were people who, either, they believed were homeless or
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in need, and he decided to dress like a waiter, going around l.a., and -- >> a nice waiter from a fine restaurant. >> found people who could use a good meal. let's take a look. >> how are you doing, sir? >> got some chicken, green beans, mac and cheese. fancy here. >> very nice. >> how's it going, sir? i've got your chicken plate right here. and some water. with everything you need. and if you need anything else, let me know, okay? >> okay. >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you too, man. >> i brought you some chicken. >> do i need to pay anyone? >> no, this is all you. >> i appreciate it.
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>> that's sweet. >> yeah. >> yeah. that was great. >> today is international happiness day, isn't it? >> yes, yes. >> we want to inspire everyone to go out and spread a little joy and do #happy something. >> it is time for our happy act. time for my ihoda play list. this is a group that happens to have been on the show last week. this show pong put me in the mor spring. it is called hell yeah. remember them? >> oh, yeah. they were -- >> they were elvis' pick. fell in love with them. they performed on the show. >> i like this song. ♪ we rock the party we got it locked down ♪ ♪ call your friends so we can take this town ♪ ♪ go all out
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hit it like a leader ♪ >> clever. clever. >> you and two rhymes. good. >> here we go. come on, come on. here we go. ♪ now with are graduating from the school for cool ♪ >> here it comes. ready? ♪ hell yeah like you don't care ♪ ♪ hell yeah right there, whoa ♪ >> okay or not okay. >> is it okay or not okay to get into a feuding war on twitter? here's what we had to say about it. >> no. hoda, i'm a big believer in reconciliation and diplomacy works best behind closed doors because when you're angry and you know this, you're too apt to
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say something, you end up being sorry for it later. how many times have i told you? >> that's such a bore snore. here is the correct answer. of course it is okay. >> no. >> how else would we know there say feud going on? >> hoda, think that through. >> pass the popcorn. >> we got to tell you guys, don't forget our brilliant -- >> they're getting better. >> in the daily news. >> every week they get better. >> yesterday we went to a fun lynch for our jo jo. >> jo jo lamarca. >> her birthday is coming up. she doesn't want to say which one. she likes to call it forever 31. >> we had a lovely lunch. >> our girl. >> love her so much. and afterwards we went to see what i call an extremely funny show. a gentleman's guide to love and murder. jefferson maiden played eight different roles at the walter keir theater. the other gentleman is hysterical and great. the two ladies are making their
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broadway debuts. it is terrific. it has a creative team i never heard of before, but certainly worth the price. broadway is expensive. this is a show worth -- >> absolutely. >> going to. spending a great afternoon. >> such fun. >> hodi had a little problem. she had to leave, so -- >> my god, the show has no secrets. can we say a quick hello? we have a couple of ladies in the back, you guys. they came to us from maryland. hi, ladies. >> good to see you. >> how are you? they're great. they came to us -- they're on tv. they won us in an auction at a charity event in maryland. they won us. we're glad they're here. coming up, two ladies on our plaza get a new look for the new season. don't miss our "ambush makeovers." and the housewares you can't believe you lived without. >> and margaret cho and brooke elliott are here. >> they're crazy. >> we'll talk to them right after this. someone bathed in handsome... oikos man. once you go greek... it's on the house. i'll pay you back reeeeal soon. grrrrrrrrrr.
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we're going to get you caught up right now. >> brooke elliott plays deb, a shallow model who dies suddenly in a car accident and finds herself reincarnated into the body of a brilliant attorney named jane. i hate it when that happens. >> with the help of her assistant terry, played by margaret cho, jane begins to accept her new life as a lawyer. now, margaret and brooke are both with us. >> hey, ladies. good to see you. >> how are you? >> great. >> your final season, that's been determined. >> we think so. i mean -- >> we had an amazing history with the show. we were canceled two years ago. and then -- >> yeah. >> and then we somehow resurrected. the fans love it. we have a national following. they love brooke. they fell in love with her acting and her beauty and -- >> stop it. >> you were a well known actress and comedienne at the time. i love your story of how you got this role, brooke. tell everybody a little bit about -- you thought you were practicing. >> yeah, you know, i went to the audition and i was really wanting to transition over to tv
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and film. so i was just taking auditions and taking classes and classes and classes and classes and classes. and so when i went in for the audition, i really just thought i was practicing. i was, like, i'll just do a good audition. that's what i'm working for. and then they said, well, we would like to test you. i was like, i'll practice what a test is. >> you had never done one. >> i was, like, i'll just practice this for my real job. and then i get my real job, i'll know what i'm doing. >> when they called you, did you freak? >> i was, like -- you got that job. i called my parents, i'm, like, hey, so i booked that pilot. i was so shocked that i couldn't even be anything more than shocked. >> the chemistry that you guys developed over the course of six seasons, was it there from day one? >> i think it was there. i think what it is with brooke is you approach everything with such humility, that you don't expect things and that's why people love you, because you're just, like, one of us, you're
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totally down to earth. we're all having fun on the set. we all moved out to atlanta, peach tree city to be exact. >> great town. nice secret, big city stuff but a little city feel. >> yeah. perfect way to say it. >> when you walked in, both kathie lee and i looked at you and were, like, oh, my god -- >> i'm sucked in so hard. it is a full body spanx. >> is it the chemistry between the two of you, the concept of somebody that comes back and has got to deal with a whole new life or a combination? >> i think it is brooke and i think it is jackson hearst who plays a beautiful grayson. it is a romantic story, don't you think? >> i think it is the romance of it. i think the idea of does love stand the test of time? does it -- i think it does. and. >> you do? >> and does it survive different circumstances, different
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situations, different experiences, can love be that deep of a soul love? and i don't know. i think we're all kind of wanting that. >> and adorable. >> i love her. >> you get why this show works internationally. love is one of those things that -- what other countries are you big in, by the way? >> france. >> hugely popular in france. also in north africa they have, like, satellite dishes that pirate it. they love the show. >> they do? >> korea. >> you play a lawyer, we're going to see how much you've learned through the years. >> we're going to play a game. it is called music group or fictional law firm. >> okay. >> get ready. here we go. emerson lake and palm, a fictional law firm or musical group? >> musical group. >> yes. >> wow. >> yes. >> did you really know that? >> yes. >> she's going to kick -- on
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this. >> she said donkey. >> that's a law firm, don't you think? >> sure. >> yes, again. >> on a roll. cho on a roll. >> paris and parker. fictional law firm or music group. >> i like music group. >> no, law firm. >> mumford and sons. if you don't know this, everyone is leaving. >> they're more of an americana rock group. rock in americana, so, yes. >> crane, pool and schmidt. fictional law firm or music group. >> law firm. >> from boston legal, yes. you're smart. crosby, stills and nash. >> oh, please. even i know that. >> you might not know. >> musical group. >> and last one, lockhart gardener, fictional law firm or -- >> this is it. this is it. >> law firm. >> oh, my god. they did it. from the good wife. congratulations. >> final season of "drop dead
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diva" premieres sunday on lifetime. good luck, you guys. >> thank you. >> can't wait to see their hot new looks and neither can we. >> "ambush makeovers," but first, these messages. ♪
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the same neighborhood where the mayor lives. a woman there got a knock on the door about 9:00 in the morning. she opened the door because say identified himself has a ups man. the woman was not hurt, she did manage to free herself. they don't have a good description of any of the suspects. >> when we come back weather and traffic.
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welcome back now. first day of spring. 78 in the south bay. the peninsula today, 78 degrees. warmer than average. that means the upper 70s for the north bay in the tri-valley and what about 72 in the east bay today. one of the free events in the area, saratoga heritage orchard. it is the blossom festival. it will be great out there. more about this at 11:00. here is mike inouye. look over my shoulder in san jose and very light volume of traffic for our camera. you see that is the case right under where it says -- it is over here past google and yahoo. this whole area is typically slow late in the commute because of all of that traffic. a smoother drive over the rest
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of the bay. northbound and toward the coliseum. more local news in about a half hour at 110:0. ♪ all right, we're back on this thirsty thursday. and it is time for "ambush makeovers." >> if you haven't heard, that's when two lucky ladies get plucked from the plaza, whisked into our studio and head in for head to toe makeovers. >> hard at work as always, contributor to the stars, everybody sing, louis licari. >> and "today" contributor and contributing editor of "people style watch" and author jill martin. >> hi, kids. how were the pickings out there today? >> spring! can you believe it? >> decorated so nicely. >> beautiful, beautiful day. >> big crowd, huh? >> completely filled every inch. we had many to pick from, easy job. >> carol burt was first. 35 years old from nova scotia, a
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second grade teacher, three young kids of her own. she would love to do her hair more regularly but doesn't have time in the morning. she's excited for her husband to see the reaction to her brand-new makeover when she gets home. let's listen to her story. >> i thought you were sisters. you look gorgeous. >> thank you. >> i know you're so excited for your daughter. >> i can't believe she's going to get a makeover. i can't believe it. >> why do you want this for her? >> i treated her to new york, it is our first time, mom/daughter travel together, so she needed a break. she's got three kids, a husband, i just want her to have a good time. >> i know you're saying, hooray. >> so excited. this is amazing. this is going to be awesome. hi, ross. >> going to be surprised. >> going to be awesome. >> so cute. all right. please keep your blindfold on for a second, okay? >> just beaming. >> here is tara's before shot. all right, tara, let's see the new you. come on out.
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>> oh, yeah. >> all right, mom. all right, heather, take off your blindfold. take a look at your daughter. over here. >> oh, my gosh. >> are you ready? >> spin around, right here. >> oh, my god. >> so pretty. >> you look beautiful. >> fantastic. >> spin right around and look at the camera. >> tell us about the hair. >> i just wanted to make tara feel like cinderella in her first trip to new york. what i did is i took her hair color, very close to her natural color, some highlights, warmed them up, but still nuances of color and today we had igor, who gave her this great haircut. >> nice job, igor. >> all this hair, it was doing too much hair. and he layered it, shaped it and now we can see her beautiful face. she is gorgeous. >> heather, tell us. >> she's absolutely beautiful, but i knew that always. >> that dress --
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>> i know. >> she just whispered in my ear, i always wanted her to have red hair. >> beautiful. >> great. >> the dress is new. it has built in control panels, which is always great. and self-tanner on your legs. if you're not going to wear hose -- >> that looks good. >> all right. big round of applause for tara. you can join your mother. our second lady is carol, she's 50. from ringo, new jersey. carol lives on a farm, gives riding lessons, she tends more time tending to her horses than to herself. she's always wanted to change her look but never worked up the courage to go for it. let's listen to her story. >> so you're here to celebrate the national day of happiness. and this is a happy thing. >> wonderful. very excited. >> you told me you've always wanted something like this. i know it is a dream come true. >> yes. see it on tv all the time. tell my husband all the time, love to have that happen to me. exciting. >> will he be surprised?
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>> yes, very excited. very surprised, yes. >> i'm going to make you sexy and hot. >> okay. sounds great. >> absolutely. all right. she's here with her friends april and kelly. please leave the blindfolds on. let's look at carol. bring out carol now! >> wow. >> great. >> she looks great. all right, ladies, take off your blindfolds. >> what? >> i'm going to -- >> it is pretty stunning. stunning. >> turn around, carol and look at what they're looking at. >> you look so beautiful! oh, my gosh. >> don't you -- >> are you okay? >> oh, my god. >> let's start here. we should start here. what do you think? >> i've known her for 24 years and -- you look awesome. >> she's either really happy for
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you or really jealous. >> no, happy. >> oh, my god. >> wow. >> you look beautiful. >> you do. >> there you go. she's going to be -- this is the ep epitome of chic. it is high but more connected to the sides. the base color, her hair was just turning a little bit too dark and she was just at the beginning of a few grays to make her look a pinch dull. >> just beautiful. the bangs. >> she had a little bit -- her skin tone was a little bit red so enid evened it out a little bit and kept it natural looking. >> that dress. >> that's adorable. >> i love this best friend situation. we all have a friend like this and it is so nice. >> lace, another big trend for
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now to today's kitchen, get out your ingredients. time to cook with us so you don't have to worry about it later. >> today we're ushering in the start of spring with a light vegetable stew you voted for. here to show us how it is done is the host of "worst cooks in america," a chef, ann burrell. >> in honor of spring, you'll do something beautiful for us. what are you doing? >> what are you doing right now? >> we're doing a little spring veggie stew. >> chilling that asparagus. >> i'm shocking it. >> shock it out of boiling water. >> right. we blanch -- it blanch our asparagus in salted boiling water and then put it in salty ice water and it stops the cooking instantly and keeps the beautiful green color. so we are -- we have a lot of veggies we're putting in this
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stew. look, we can do it all in the same pot. so every time you're blanching one veggie, you don't have to start new water. just, change dishes. >> okay. >> then we're moving over to here. i have some spring onions that are sweating away with a little bit of crushed red pepper, spicy stuff. even though this is a veggie dish, it doesn't have to feel like i'm eating something -- good for you but doesn't have to feel diet. >> don't have to sacrifice taste. >> no. that's the big -- >> thank you, hodi. >> we have some asparagus and sugar snap peas that we have blanched and shocked like this. we have red bliss potatoes. >> all raw, not cooked? >> those are not cooked, right. it gives it a little bit of texture. >> crunch. >> we have a little bit of chicken or veggie stock we put in, just to kind of bring everybody together. so we cook this for three or four minutes and then we move
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over here. >> reduce. >> a little bit. we finish it with a tiny -- >> what is that? >> that's escarole. we have a little bit of butter and a little bit of parmesan cheese. like vegetable risotto but without the rice. >> it looks really good. >> it does. >> doesn't it? >> it gives the -- the butter and the cheese, a little -- >> i deposidn't see that. >> so there we go. and then we finish it up, like that. and this can be a side dish, this can be a lunch, this can be, you know, an entree, whatever you feel like you want to do. >> a diet dish too if you wanted to -- not a whole lot of calories in there, right? >> no. except the butter. it is one pound of butter for like six servings and a little bit of cheese. so it is healthy, and it is delicious and springtime which we need some green now. >> i love your hair. >> i can't stop. >> i need to know what product
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does that? >> it is just hairspray. >> no, it can't be. >> i promise. i promise everybody. >> eventually i'm going to get a bite of that, right? >> i know. i'm distracted by my hair. >> talk to us about the drink. really good. >> great textures, not -- i know you girls like to roll this way. so this is what we call the sparkler. alcohol and prosecco on the rocks. it is orange and rhubarb, a splash of that there. >> mm. >> refreshing. >> refreshing. big girl soda. they get a little dangerous. we have to drink this at the end of the show. >> cheers. >> and a pound of hairspray, look what can happen. >> thank you so much. absolutely scrumptious. recipe is on our website. coming up, these gadgets will make cooking and your life a whole lot easier. the best new items in housewares coming up right aft walmart always has more ways
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if you want to make your life a little easier around the house, we have some ingenious new products you've got to see. >> from two in one gadgets to virtually unbreakable glassware, sissy biggers has the best finds from the year's international home and housewares show. that has to be fun. >> it is fun. when i walk the floor, it says hoda and kathie lee on my press pass. so everybody -- >> they want to show me their stuff. >> or the door. >> the first thing i saw this is the spread it butter knife. go ahead. this transfers body heat to the edge of the knife so you can now get easy butter -- go right across the top. >> like that? >> there you go. frozen solid butter, but -- >> it takes the heat to the edge of the knife. i call this kind of the breakfast game changer. >> i love that. >> you don't have to put it in
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the microwave. >> that was gold when i saw it. >> this was -- you know the squish brand, the collapse -- we had these on before. this is the new double over the sink colander. go ahead and pull the arms here. these go over the sink. >> oh. >> genius. >> now you can prep two things at once, no cross contamination, which i know you worry about. >> i do. >> this is genius. >> so you can store it and -- it is very portable, like $25. >> and you put in the -- >> in the dishwasher, absolutely. >> next up, this is hamilton beech, they give the consumers what they want. they wanted a two in one appliance. brew your single serve coffee and before you go to work, none of those expensive baristas, go ahead and make yourself a smoothie right there. so same footprint as a coffeemaker or a blender, but you get two. this is about $39.99.
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next up, isn't this beautiful? this glassware? >> it is -- >> unbreakable bar ware. >> you got to get this. >> it looks like glass. it has the luster -- >> i can't. >> i have a gift for you. >> it is made of cool polyester who has yet to be broken. >> are you kidding? >> isn't that gorgeous? >> and it starts at about -- it is amazing. and, by the way, goes in the dishwasher, usually plastic doesn't live through the dishwasher. this is the wine cork. oxygen is the enemy of storing wine and spoiling. >> no kidding. >> so now this wine cork, air cork, will fill the bottle at any level so no matter what level is left in your bottle, the air cork will keep the oxygen out. come on. >> it is so sightly. >> isn't that -- >> then you take it out. >> isn't it fun? >> i don't know.
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don't say anything. don't. don't say anything. >> okay. >> she gives me that look. i'm trying to help you. >> i'm trying to save us. i want our show to continue. >> this one, they dragged me into the booth. >> what is that? >> a wine glass bottom. >> what? >> you can say you only had one glass, kathie lee. >> oh, my gosh. >> isn't that brilliant? >> it is a bottle with a glass on top. >> that's bad. >> but ingenious. >> i only had one glass. >> down front here, this is an umbrella stand. this is amazing. it is architectural design, brought into a houseware. you know how you have stupid things in your front, you put your -- >> i know. nothing matches. >> architectural design that is also highly functional. >> okay. >> i begged tammy and joe so let me show an iron because this iron, it is turned off, it has the automatic -- >> oh, cut off.
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>> it has the automatic cut off because it is a think product. but -- >> what would it do -- >> what it would do, 30% more steam and i don't know why -- this is the magic of television. but, all right. i already burned jerry, okay? trust me, this has 30% more steam and steam to get a vertical steamer, and you get an ironing with all the functions of l.e.d. light, by rowenta. >> don't burn yourself. >> is it getting hot? >> let me see -- >> get that away from me. >> away from hoda's hair. >> i have hair issues. >> for more information on the products, go to klgandhoda.com. >> all right. a webtastic video that is bound to wake you up. >> that's the hint. first this is "today" on nbc.
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