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>> that's right. that's what's happening "today in the bay." back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> join us at 11:00, as well. have a great day. good morning. breaking news. deadly outbreak. a massive tornado cuts an 80-mile path of destruction through arkansas. >> kevin! kevin! need help! >> one of 31 twisters touching down across the south and midwest, leaving at least 18 people dead and dozens more injured. and it isn't over yet. tens of millions remain in the path of that dangerous storm system today, monday, april 28th, 2014. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza.
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>> and good morning. wealth come welcome to "today" at 7:00 on the west coast. and welcome back. >> thank you! >> how was your trip? how was your honeymoon? what do we call it, a honeymoon? >> honey baby moon. i don't know, the honeymoon is over. it was wonderful. >> you're all tan. look at you. >> it's amazing what self-tanners can do these days. >> you were actually in new jersey. >> you said to me on friday, the people in this part of the country, arkansas going to be in for a bad weekend. >> we could see it setting up. unfortunately, it has come true. this is going to be a long-lived system. >> this is our top story this morning. devastating storms. they've impacted at least 17 states so far. >> that's right. the hardest hit areas in arkansas just north of little rock, where the most powerful tornado of the year touched down. so a state of emergency has been declared in four counties there, and the national guard has now been activated. nbc's janet shamlian is in the town of mayflower, arkansas.
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janet, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, matt. it's heartbreaking. 16 people have been confirmed dead. take a look at what the community of mayflower is waking up to this morning. this storm came in after dusk last night. this is the first chance to assess the damage. deadly and destructive. the tornadoes hit with a vengeance. deadly and destructive, the tornados hit with a vengeance. this morning, rescue workers are continuing to dig through the debris, trying to find people still trapped. cutting a path nearly 80 miles long and half a mile wide, the twister flattened homes and buildings, many completely gone. residents of hard-hit mayflower, arkansas, had to be evacuated, as officials worried that gas leaks could cause explosions. >> kevin! kevin! we need help! someone's stuck! >> reporter: just outside of mayflower on interstate 40, ordinary citizens became first responders. >> all right?
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anybody else in there? >> reporter: dazed and hurt families huddled together. >> car rolled out. >> reporter: telling harrowing tales. >> all of a sudden, it just got black, started flipping on the opposite side of the highway, ended up on the other side of the highway. lucky to be alive. >> reporter: officials describe the nearby town of vilonia as a mass casualty situation. bryan pruitt was with other residents in church. >> the building was shaking and you're thinking, i'm ready, lord, here i come. >> reporter: forecasters believe as many as 31 tornados may have ripped through the midwest and south in the last 24 hours. in quapaw, oklahoma, one person reportedly died after a twister caused extensive damage to the town's main street. residents say they had little warning. >> it just went like this. i said, tornado! and just about that time, everything was hitting. >> reporter: earlier, that same tornado hit baxter springs, kansas injuring several people and causing significant damage. >> this is the dining room area and this is my son's room and all this came down right behind me.
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i could feel the wind. it was just like -- it lit up. it was kind of like a bomb went off. >> reporter: the worst part of this is the weather is still a threat. more tornadoes and more hail as the system moves east. matt and savannah. >> all right, janet shamlian, thanks very much. >> we'll pick up right there with the severe weather occurring today. we have a tornado watch in effect from texas all the way into northern mississippi. right now, we have a severe thunderstorm warning and you can see heavy thunderstorms moving across i-20. that is causing problems there. here is what we are looking at during the day today. we have the systems firing up. they weaken during midday. the heating of the day will keep this going. storms redevelop and as we move
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on into tonight on into tomorrow, look at how they reform. stretching from western tennessee back on into central alabama. we have this area of severe weather, slight risk, stretching from texas to illinois and indiana. the strong risk right now from southern mississippi all the way into parts of tennessee. tomorrow, this all makes its way further to the east. ohio, into the carolinas and down into the panhandle of florida, and wednesday, it settles into the southeast. less potent, but damages winds and tornadoes cannot be ruled out, guys. this is a long-term event. really unusual for this kind of a risk for three days. >> al, thank you. a bit earlier, we spoke to brad mcnew. the chief of police in hard-hit vilonia, arkansas. i asked him earlier to describe
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the damage he has seen. >> widespread. it's houses completely down to the foundations. a lot worse than it was three years ago. >> and i know you've seen many tornados and storms come through that area in your time as police chief. what is the status of the recovery today? are you still considering this a rescue operation? >> yes. as soon as it gets daylight, we're going to go through searching one more time to see if we can -- if we missed anybody. >> the sheriff in your county called this, quote, a mass casualty situation. as far as you know, how many lives have been lost? how many have been injured? >> i'm not sure out in the county. we've got six in the city. i know that's -- the number is a lot higher. >> this happened late yesterday. do you feel that folks in your community had sufficient warning? did the tornado sirens go off? >> yes. the storm warnings went out fairly early. i went to a tornado shelter myself with my family.
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which was a couple miles away from where we were at. a lot of people in the community were there. and so, it did work. if you see the destruction that is here, even though we've lost some lives, there's many lives that was saved because of the storm warnings. >> i mentioned that you've been police chief in that area quite some time now. you've seen storms come through. how does this storm and the damage you're seeing now compare to what you've seen in the past? >> it is just a lot worse. it's just a wider area that it's hit. of course, it went through the main part of town, so just devastating to our city. >> well, police chief brad mcnew, we know you have a lot of work before you this morning. thank you for sharing your time, sir. appreciate it. >> uh-huh, thank you. >> we will continue to follow the story and continue to talk
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about the storm threat. meantime, we have new developments in the search for malaysia air flight 370. officials are announcing a new phase in the operation as they decide to end the aerial search for the debray. debris. nbc's katy tur is in perth, australia, again. katy, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. certainly not the news update they wanted to have out of here today, announcing that they are suspending the aerial search and entering yet another new phase of the underwater search. meanwhile, bluefin-21 is still doing its dives. it's on number 16 right now. but things are not looking good. on day 52 without a single piece of wreckage, australian officials were forced to admit their "most promising lead" may not deliver. >> we're still baffled and disappointed that we haven't been able to find undersea wreckage. >> reporter: overnight, australian officials outlined a new phase that includes hiring private contractors with side
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broader area. the time span, six to eight months. the cost, $60 million. as for families, still questions without answers. in an e-mail, sarah bajc, whose boyfriend phillip wood was on the plane, wrote, you continue to pour assets into a search in an area that has not been validated to be correct. why not pour those same assets into first confirming if the area is correct. many of the families have that same sentiment, that they're just not looking in the right spot. all in all, a pretty disappointing day out of australia today. nobody said that this was going to be a quick search, but certainly no one was believing, at least in the search party, at least they weren't hoping that it was going to be six to eight months. matt? >> katy tur in perth this morning. katy, thanks very much. now closer to home, the major scandal, it could cost the owner of the nba's los angeles clippers his team. donald sterling was allegedly recorded making disparaging comments about
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african-americans. now everyone from hall of famers to the president is weighing in on this. nbc's joe fryer has the latest this morning from los angeles. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the clippers returning here to staples center for tomorrow night's game. their playoff series now tied at two games apiece after a lopsided loss and a silent player protest. despite losing, the clippers say their owner's off court controversy was not a factor. >> just like every other game. it really was. that's not, you know, sugar coating anything. >> reporter: but before this game, there was a silent protest, players dumping their warm-ups on center court, revealing inside-out shirts concealing the clippers' logo. this all comes after "tmz" sports posted what it says is an audio recording of a conversation between clippers owner donald sterling and his then girlfriend v. stiviano.
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nbc news cannot verify the recording, but according to "tmz," sterling was upset stiviano posted this photo with magic johnson on her instagram account. >> yeah, it bothers me a lot that you want to promo -- broadcast that you're associating with black people. do you have to? >> reporter: what would you like to see the league do at this point? >> i don't know. honestly, i haven't even thought about it. the league's going to do what they need to do. >> reporter: magic johnson talked about sterling during the abc sports countdown show. >> he shouldn't own a team anymore. and he should stand up and say i don't want to own a team anymore. >> reporter: in a statement, the clippers president says it's not clear if the audio is legitimate or has been altered, adding the remarks are the antithesis of who sterling is. stiviano's attorney says the audio is legitimate, but that stiviano did not release the tapes to any news media. as for sunday's game, sterling did not attend, but his wife did. now the playoff series moves to l.a. >> i'd the lying to say i wasn't
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nervous about what it was going to be like, because our fans have been amazing all season long, and obviously i hope that it will be the same. >> reporter: sterling's wife released a statement to "tmz" sports saying, "our family is devastated by the racist comments made by my estranged husband." she says her family does not share those views. the nba is promising a quick investigation into this matter. savannah and matt. >> joe fryer in los angeles, thank you. >> sacramento mayor kevin johnson was a three-time nba all-star. he's advising the league's players association on how to respond to these alleged remarks. mayor johnson, nice to see you. how you doing? >> thanks, matt, doing well. >> you were with adam silver over the weekend, the nba commissioner. did he tell you that he believes, in fact, this is donald sterling on those tapes? >> well, i don't want to get into specifics, but i will tell you what was important. that all players feel that these
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comments were reprehensible and unacceptable. we called an emergency call with an executive committee and player reps. players weighed in. and they wanted me to communicate a few important points to the commissioner, which i did. one is they wanted immediate investigation. they want to make sure that those tapes are legitimate. due process is deserved. number two, mr. sterling should not be allowed to go to any clipper playoff games or participate in the playoffs throughout the duration. number three, they were very clear that the players' voice has to be front and center. the players don't want to be passive participants. they want to make sure they have a seat at the table. number four, they want swift and decisive action. and lastly, they want to make sure that the maximum sanction that adam silver, our commissioner, can do that is allowable under the bylaws is what he does. >> so again, if this is mr. sterling on the tape, do you want to see him stripped of his ownership? can the league do that? can they force him out or simply
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treat him like such a pariah that he has no other choice but to give up the team? >> i think it's a good question. and from a player standpoint, one, we want to make sure and i want to be clear, whatever the maximum that's allowable is what we want the commissioner to impose. if that allows him to force the sale of an owner, if it allows him to determine whether the fitness of this person is intact and something in question. if it doesn't allow the commissioner to take those acts, it is very clear that all of our players in the league want to explore the option. i mean, i ask you, matt, what player exactly would want to play for this owner? >> yeah, how could he ever go into a players meeting? how could he attend a game again? let me ask you, mr. mayor, there's another side to this. donald sterling has a track record here. according to "the new york times," they wrote that he has an outrageous and public track record of anti-black behavior. there have been some public and legal battles over this in the past. the league knew about this, but he was a rich guy who owned a team. they turned their cheek.
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they turned their back. does the league bear some responsibility then for some of the headlines that are now exploding? >> one of the questions that the players wanted me to convey to commissioner silver was if he has such a history and a track record of doing things that were improper and that do not represent the league, why were there not sanctions and consequences in the past? >> what answers did you get? >> that's one of the questions that we had. >> he said, absolutely. it's a fair question. and he said, you know, going forward, he wants to make sure that he acts swiftly and decisively. he's got to be forceful on this. and quite honestly, you know, matt, it's a very good question. and we believe as players there's got to be a two-way accountability. players want to be held accountable to a high standard of conduct. certainly owners need to bheld to a high standard. >> as an african-american and a former player, are you confident the league will distinguish itself in this situation? >> it's a defining moment in the history of this league. and i am very confident that the commissioner will act in the
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best interest of the players, the owners in the league and i feel like the only way to do that is to do the most severe sanctions as possible and i do expect him to do that in short order. >> sacramento mayor kevin johnson. mr. mayor, it's always nice to see you. thank you. >> thank you. >> defining moment for the league. let's get the other headlines from willie who's in for natalie. some big news coming from the president's overseas tour. >> good morning, everyone. president obama announcing tough new sanctions on russia over the crisis in ukraine. nbc's peter alexander is in manila, philippines, where the president is wrapping up a week-long tour of asia. >> reporter: willie, good morning. those new sanctions will target vladimir putin's billionaire cronies and russian companies in what president obama described as a calibrated effort to change russia's behavior. president obama was welcomed here in the philippines today, the fourth and final stop in his weeklong asia tour. but it's the crisis in ukraine that keeps demanding the president's attention.
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>> we are keeping in reserve additional steps should the situation escalate further. >> reporter: in this region, u.s. officials signed a ten-year agreement to preposition fighter jets, ships and american troops at philippine bases. two decade after the u.s. controlled bases here were forced to shut down. after visiting troops here tomorrow, president obama will head back to washington. willie? >> all right, peter alexander in manila, thanks. some new video out of south korea shows the captain of the "sewol" boarding a rescue boat as the ferry sank. the ferry tilted about 45 degrees as captain lee joon-seok moved to a vessel. wearing only a sweater and underwear. only 174 were rescued. the captain and several crew members face criminal charges in that accident. the search is on this morning for the pilot of a small plane after a midair collision north of san francisco. the coast guard is scouring the waters of san pablo bay looking for signs of a cessna. the other small plane was able to land safely. the pilot and passenger of that
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plane not injured. a bit of sad news. coach jack ramsay has lost his battle with cancer. he led the portland trail lasers to the only championship in 1977. he spent the last two decades as an analyst on tv and radio. he was 89 years old. a florida dad has been temporarily banned from a skate park over video that is sparking outrage across the country this morning. you can see a 6-year-old boy at the top of the ramp. moments later, you'll see it here. his dad kicks him down the skate ramp. then turns and walks away. the boy reportedly not hurt. was seen skateboarding later. the florida department of children and family services is investigating this incident. another child actually approached the dad and asked him why he did it. the dad reportedly said, "my son
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has to learn." dark moment in the history of parenting there. >> way to build up the trust. >> yeah. >> mr. roker, what do we have? we have a banner day on tap. sunshine and 60 degrees. 68 for l.a. denver on the cool side at 55 degrees. windy into the plains as well. phoenix, toasty and 89 degrees. the rest of the country with the strong risk combination from the coast. boston today, 54 degrees. showers move into washington with a temperature of about 62 showers move into washington with a temperature of about 62 degrees. let our magic do the rest!st! just think of all the fun, cherie, your time will be the best! meet a princess, what a treat. you've booked ahead, so here's a seat.
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site you can go on today and not hear people really slamming donald sterling at this point. good morning, everyone. you know, it's interesting, some of the images and comments that have come out. we're going to tell you a little bit later how you can let us know what you think. guys, take a look at this. this was tweeted and retweeted 9,000 times. these are warriors fans at the game. one guy having the sign, says "i'm black." the white guy says, "i brought a black guy to the game," using a little humor in what is obviously an ugly and uncomfortable situation, but they're taking a stand in a different way, as so many have in social media. baron davis, who played for the clippers from 2008 until 2011, had a number of run-ins with the owner of the team sterling. he wrote, "that's the way it is. he's honest about what he believes in. been going on for a long time. hats off to the team for playing above it all." so baron davis says listen, this was not a secret with the team or with the nba.
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bryant gumbel also said something similar. billy crystal is the super fan for the clippers. he is the number one fan for that team. he tweeted out, he may own the team but they belong to us. go clippers. here's the question. what should happen to donald sterling, forced to resign, fined, suspended, no punishment? go to and we'll let you know the results. >> tamron, thank you very much. coming up, the u.s. journalist who was beaten and held captive by insurgents while covering the crisis in ukraine. he's going to share a harrowing story in an exclusive live interview. much more on the deadly tornado outbreak and the areas facing the threat of severe weather. al is tracking the latest. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ woman ] i've always tried to see things from the best angle i could.
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no contact with any large debris or couldn't see the airplane. >> it's unclear exactly what caused the clisollision, but experts say wing placement on the two planes could have played a role. the other plane with a husband and wife onboard managed to land safely about 100 miles away. let's check the forecast now with meteorologist christina loren. how are we looking? >> looking good. just a beautiful shot here the sun is up and temperatures still cool enough for a jacket and something you can ditch a lilt bit later on today. hit the mid-70s and today the coolest of the week. want to tell you that right away. as of tomorrow, we climb by about 10 to 15 degrees from where we're headed this afternoon. mid-90s for wednesday into thursday. those look like the warmest day of the week and then starting to cool you off a touch friday into saturday and sunday back to average. let's check yourtrive with mike. >> westbound suddenly slowed and no incidents reported and now moving smoothly. a lot of company here looking at
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oakland 880 past the coliseum and actually maybe slow all the way to fifth where there is a stall reported in lanes. watch for that activity to clear over the next 20 minutes and bay bridge an incident of a big rig with an axle. we don't see any slowing and watching for the drive and rest of the bay, here's what it looks like for the speed centers northbound routes really getting cro crowded. back to you. another local news update for you in half an hour. we hope to see you then.
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it's 7:30 now on this monday morning, the 28th of april, 2014. that is a live shot of what folks in vilonia, arkansas, are waking up to this morning after a devastating tornado went through there. it was one of more than 30 twisters that ripped across the midwest and south over the last 24 hours. al has been telling us how extraordinary this particular storm system is. >> yeah, it was on the ground for more than two hours, more than 80 miles. it was a really quiet start to the severe weather season. we had gone 126 days without a tornado death. and unfortunately first one yesterday in north carolina, 11-month-old child. and then we rapidly added to that yesterday in arkansas and oklahoma. >> 80 miles.
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that's unbelievable. the weather channel's mike seidel is in mayflower, arkansas. mike, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, guys. we're in mayflower, arkansas, this morning, about a 20-minute ride from downtown little rock. this is where that massive tornado crossed the interstate just after 7:30 last night. it was estimated to be a half mile wide. you can see the two buildings that were grocery stores. you can see the rv lot. within eye sight. they are down several hundred yards. look at this. three big rvs. they were attracted by the billboard. like the billboard was a giant magnet. today, quieter weather for the little rock area. guys. >> mike seidel in arkansas. thank you very much.
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what can they expect today? >> for the folks in the little rock area and oklahoma, it has died down a bit. it will fire up. the storms that moved through little rock, that is good news. we are keeping an eye to the south where a tornado watch is in effect until noon today. here is where the severe threat. risk of severe storms stretching from alexandria up to indianapolis. a strong risk of storms from jackson to huntsville. large tornadoes possible again. we move into tomorrow, the area extends from ohio all the way to raleigh and down to the panhandle of florida and into new orleans. look, even into wednesday, to southeast. valdosta and jackson under the risk of strong storms. plenty of sunshine in los angeles at 75.
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beautiful day in good portions of florida. good monday morning to you i'm meteorologist christina loren today we're starting out just right. temperatures climb out of the 40s and 50s where we are right now and into the mid-70s and then that heat cranks as we head into tomorrow. temperature for today add an additional 10 to 15 degrees and that's what we're expecting for your tuesday and even warmer weather as we head wednesday into thursday. the two warmest days and level off a touch as we get into your weekend. we'll keep you updated, have a great day. orecast. go to the weather channel on cable and online. >> always good information, good advice, al. coming up on "trending," chris martin is now breaking his silence who he blames for the end of his ten-year marriage to gwyneth paltrow. and coming up next, the american journalist who was just
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>> this is what the pro-russia revolution in eastern ukraine looks like from the inside. >> in his reporting for vice news, simon ostrovsky has proven to be one of the most intrepid journalists covering the worsening crisis in ukraine. >> they're storming the building, throwing rocks through the windows. >> but on april 21st, the experienced correspondent was violently detained bay militia at a check point in slaviansk, a pro-russian stronghold in the country's east. his disappearance making it all the way to the u.s. state department. >> we've seen a range of reports. obviously there has unfortunately been a range of journalists who have been detained or held hostage over the last couple of days. >> ostrovsky spent three days in captivity before his eventual release. >> they sort of beat me up as an introduction to the whole situation. blindfolded me. tied my hands behind my back.
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>> now his firsthand account in addition to his reporting. >> but we've got to go see what's going to happen to the riot police because they're completely encircled. >> shedding light on one of the world's most volatile situations. and simon ostrovsky is now live with us exclusively. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> and it's good to see you. it's hard to imagine this all started just a week ago. how are you doing this morning? >> i'm actually doing really well. i was held for three nights and three days. and it felt like a really long time at the time. but now it's been another three days since i was released and it's really good to be back in new york. >> take me back to the moment that you were taken, because you were stopped at a check point. this is something incredibly routine in that region right now. then what happened? when did you know you were in trouble? >> my cameraman and i, freddie paxton, we had just been filming with a pro-russia paramilitary, who showed us his russian passport, which is quite sensitive because that's something people had been looking into for some time. we pulled into our hotel, we had
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to go into one last check point, and they had a photograph of me. they pulled me out of the car and took me to the security headquarters and that's where i was held for the rest of the time. >> and what happened next? what were the conditions of your captivity? >> the first night was really terrible. they blindfolded me, tied my hands behind my back, took me down into the cellar, threw me on the floor. i couldn't see anything, but two or three guys i think were beating me sort of on this part of my body. and i realize that they weren't trying to hit me in the face, and they weren't trying to leave any lasting marks, so that was encouraging for me. i just thought to myself, i can probably take a beating. i don't think they want to kill me, i think they just want to put a scare in me. it was really scary. >> you're calm now. you couldn't have known in the moment how it would turn out, that you would be released. i mean, were there homes when you genuinely feared for your safety and maybe even your life, or you weren't sure what was going to happen? >> yeah, because i had no idea if anybody knew where i was
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being held or if i had been taken at all because i hadn't been able to communicate to anybody that i had been detained and i didn't know if my cameraman had been able to get a message out either, because he was detained as well, taken somewhere else. and as i found out later, he was released only an hour afterwards. but i didn't know that. so for the entire three days that i was there, i was wondering if the rest of the world even knew what had happened to me. >> and you had to wonder, because as you just described it, they actually had a picture of you. they were looking for you. >> that's right. and i still don't know up until now why they were looking for me specifically, beyond the fact that they were unhappy with my reporting. because i've seen some press conferences that the leader of the pro-russia militants in slaviansk has given to journalists where he says that he was trying to teach me a lesson. >> the atmosphere is such that journalists covering this crisis in some quarters are viewed almost as tools of the west. is that how journalists are tweeted, almost not as combatants, but people that are
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taking sides there? >> so after they let me cool out for a day and a half blindfolded on the floor, they eventually took me into an interrogation. and that's when i got a feeling for what they thought of me, or what they were trying to accuse me of. so they asked me if i was a cia agent, fbi. they even accused me of being a member of the far right ukrainian nationalist movement right sector, which seemed like a pretty ridiculous thing for me. but they see them as being sponsored by the west, too. so that fits into their view of the west ganging up on russia and trying to take ukraine for itself. >> before i let you go, i mean, i've watched many of your dispatches. you are not someone who is watching this conflict from afar, from any sort of comfort. you're right in there. sometimes -- i mean, almost supporting that confrontation, would you go back to ukraine and continue to report? >> i think the reason they took me is because they wanted to stop me reporting. so i'd really like to go back to
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well, good morning, everyone. 7:56. i'm scott mcgrew. happening now, an amber alert in effect for a 3-year-old girl who was abducted from fresno county. she was taken from the city of huron just before 8:00 last night. it is unclear if she was familiar with the man who took her or where she was taken from. she was last seen wearing a brown shirt with flowers, blew jean shorts and white sandals. they hope nearby stores will have surveillance video of cars shooting at cars with bb guns. happened in the warren springs and third near warm springs last week. two drivers were hurt by shattered glass. let's check our weather this morning with christinchristina. good morning. >> good morning. happy monday, coolest day of the week. showing you those beautiful green hills in sunol.
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half of an inch of rain and that means our hills will stay nice and green and the first couple weeks of may. 52 degrees in san francisco and 46 degrees to kick off your day in the north bay. hard to beat the low to mid-70s especially in the inland valleys and when you put everything into perspective, you can see where we are headed. enjoy that 73 for today and we're up to 87 in san jose for tomorrow and warmest days of the week, 90s inland and 80s even at the coast. here's mike. >> 880 the coliseum kind of jammed and just one of the vehicles involved and gave a puff of smoke as it tried to accelerate. slower drive from the coliseum to fifth. stay over to your right, if you can. i don't know if you ever had a flat on the freeway, but that's a scary situation. still slow down the east shore freeway from richmond in san pablo to the berkeley curve, as well. a slower drive for the south bay, as well, scott, back to
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you. >> thank you, mike. another local news update for you coming up in half an hour.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, a massive tornado outbreak sweeps across the midwest and south, leaving a path of devastation. >> all of a sudden, got black, started flipping on that side of the highway, lucky to be alive. >> we've got the latest on the deadly storms which still pose a threat to millions of americans. plus, who is she? an inside look at the beautiful british lawyer who may have finally gotten george clooney to settle down. and on love your selfie, what's the first thing you see when you look in the mirror? >> i see someone who's changing a lot these days. >> i see an older version of me and a younger version of my dad. >> we'll share our thoughts and
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put some people on the plaza to the mirror test today. monday, april 28th, 2014. hi, mom and dad in greenville, texas! >> good morning, san diego! >> celebrating our 30th anniversary. >> happy birthday to us today. >> hey, savannah, i'm savannah too and it's my birthday. >> keep calm and al roker on, woo! we're back now on "today" on a monday morning. normally we open up outdoors at this time but we're inside because we're covering the story that continues to develop in the south and midwest. >> al's going to have more on the severe weather outlook in a moment. we want to get right to nbc's janet shanlan.
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a massive tornado has devastated several communities. >> reporter: it's first light so we're really getting an early look now at the devastation here. i have to say, for as many times as i've covered storms other the years, it's still just heartbreaking to see people's possessions thrown about like this. with this first light, we're going to get a better idea of the damage toll and whether there's human toll. right now, we know there's 16 deaths in arkansas but there's a potential for that to rise. not just here in mayflower, but a number of deaths there as well. about 25 minutes north of little rock, they say the tornado that went through heres with a half-mile wide in size and may have been as long as 30 miles. so it's going to be a long day and a long couple of weeks and months here in these communities as they clean up. back to you. >> all right, thanks. >> let's bring in james
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firestone, the mayor of velona, arkansas. he's with us along with a couple of survivors of that tornado. bobby herndon and clayton noble. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. >> mr. mayor, as janet mentioned, the storms struck about 8:00 in your area so it got dark shortly after. now there's daylight. what's it revealing? >> well, we were out last night after the storm went through and walked through and surveyed the damage. we kind of knew what we were going to see this morning. we were hit by a tornado, an ef-2 in 2011, which was three years and two days exactly to the date. and the devastation we had then was not near as bad as what we had this time. before we had a lot of roofs blown off. fences blown down. that type of thing. this type, ime, as you can see d
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us, houses are reduced to rubble, people's belongings, completely destroyed. we have a big task in front of uss. >> you mentioned houses behind you reduced to rubble. from what i understand, one of those homes is yours on that street. what have you lost? >> no, sir, actactually, the ho behind us belongs to the man beside me. my home was not damaged. >> i was speaking to mr. noble. >> okay. >> i lost everything. we're on our way down there to reclaim something. everything was gone. >> where were you when the storm struck, mr. noble? were you able to get to a structure of some kind? >> no, we didn't. we got -- we got in the shelter.
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we took shelter in my daughter's closet. me, my wife and three kids. i just did what i knew to do and just huddled down on top of them and held them. >> are they okay? >> everybody's okay. as far as everybody that was in that closet. >> that is a blessing. mr. mayor, let me go back to you for a second. are there still people in your community unaccounted for? what are your priorities right now? what do you need? >> well, we're still in the process of trying to search all the debris and make sure we have everyone accounted for. last night, it was of course in the darkness it was tough. we had our first responders. we divided the city up into nine grids. they went out. they did a very thorough search to make sure that nobody was left hurt and laying in the rubble. that carried over, way up into the morning. they're going to come back
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through again and do a more thorough search. and hopefully sometime this afternoon we'll be letting folks back in. you know, to try to search through their belongings. >> mr. firestone, mr. noble, i'm sorry about the loss of your home. i'm happy your family's okay. thank you for joining us. >> now we look at those pictures. it tells the tale of how strong the storms were. >> that's right, and we're seeing them firing up again. we have a new tornado warning out to tell you about. this time, we're looking right around memphis, tennessee. we're seeing numerous thunderstorm warnings. but look at this, the area in pink, that is a tornado warning. we don't have visual confirmation on the ground, but radar indication show, that there is some rotation in this storm. so we're watching this. and this is going to be what we're going to see as the day wears on today. we have a slight risk of strong storms from alexandria, indianapolis, into lexington. but a strong risk of storms.
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that means we are probably going to see tornadoes from huntsville, just west of birmingham, on into jackson. and then for tomorrow, this area morphs from here to the east, panama city, to columbus and back to jackson. then this continues on into wednesday, guys, from norfolk, jackson, panama city, all the way to roanoke, so this is a three-day event, very unusual. >> in term, of the tornado season, where do we stand? >> we started slowly. we had a record low number of tornadoes for the earlier part of the season. boy, we're getting into the teeth of the season now and it's really ramping up. >> all right, al. weather's a big story for us. you have the other headline, willie in for natalie? >> yes, the air search for flight 370 is being suspended now. nearly two months after it disappeared. australia's prime minister said the search will enter a new
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phase because any visible debris from the jet would have sunk by now. the underwater search is being expanded to cover a larger area. he said that new effort could take more than eight months. an american journalist who was held captive by pro-russian forces in ukraine said this morning he is anxious to go back and continue his work. vice news reporter simon astrorski was detained for three days last week while covering the crisis. in an exclusive interview, he told her why he felt he might get out alive. >> two or three guys i think were beating me sort of this part of my body, and i realized that they weren't trying to hit me in the face and they weren't trying to leave any last marks so that was encouraging. >> he said his captors clearly wanted hip eed him to stop rep which is why he says he will return. a teen held in a fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old female classmate is not expected in court today for arraignment.
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friday's attack took place on the morning of what was supposed to be prom night. that event was postponed. investigators are looking into reports that the 16-year-old suspect strapped maren sanchez because he had turned down his prom invitation. pressure building on the nba to punish los angeles clippers owner donald sterling for alleged racial remarks. an audiotape allegedly features sterling telling his then girlfriend not to bring african-americans to clippers games, after she posed for an instagram picture with magic johnson. at sunday's playoff game against protest. concealing logo. organization
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that's what's going on around good morning to you. taking a live look over san jose. some delays here on your commute. 280, we'll check on that with mike in just a moment. he'll be up in just a minute. 55 degrees in san francisco. 52 in the south bay. temperatures are going to warm nicely into the mid-70s. 73 degrees along the peninsula. 75 in the east bay. san jose, we'll hit 73 degrees today. tomorrow, up to 87 degrees. 93 for wednesday. and then we'll level off towards the weekend. trending eth beauty. notice when series.
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ago i was a mess, really. so you can be with someone very wonderful, but because of your be celebrated in the right way. >> so he went on to say, i've got to not blame anyone else and make some changes. martin also called the split a realization that it's time for him to grow up. cho seas
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marks which is their way of saying really? really? rande gerber. and it seems like they were celebrating the engagement. >> reporter: so who is the woman who's apparently convinced the her name is amal alamuddin. she's advised kofi annan, former
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>> i think they're a compatible couple. >> reporter: george clooney, a marrying man, that only happens in movies. >> together? >> together. >> forever. stacy keibler from the world of professional wrestling. apparently he asked her out three times. she only said yes the third time. so guys, if only folks around
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>> supreme court, all just preambles of that, landing >> keir, thank you very much. opinion from another show biz we're back in 30 seconds. >> announcer: today's "love your selfie" is brought to you by dove. dove wants every woman's
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encounter with a mirror to be a positive affirmation of her beauty. back with our ongoing series "love your selfie." we started the conversation two months ago. this week our goal is to help you reclaim beauty by sharing permanent stories from people who redefine what beauty actually looks like. >> we're going to start with a menace to many, mirrors. new research from dove found that women have a complicated relationship with mirrors. and on average, we spend 50 minutes a day, 5-0, every day each month looking at our own reflection. we decided to take on a hall of mirrors ourselves to get this conversation started and share our reactions. ♪ >> when i look in the mirror, i see someone who's changing a lot these days. i'm pregnant. and i look different than i did before. but i'm happy about that. >> i see an older version of me, maybe even a younger version of my dad. >> i look in the mirror and i
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see a guy, you know, approaching 60, bald, african-american. >> i see a 41-year-old woman who works hard to stay in shape, has a couple more wrinkles than i've had in the past. >> i see myself and i feel immediately very uncomfortable. i don't like looking at myself. because it doesn't match up with how i feel. so i don't like mirrors, in general. >> right now my boobs. they're huge. and they're out of control. >> i see the guy from mtv. oh, my god, carson daly, how are you? >> i look to see if there are bags under my eyes or wrinkles, if i look pale and drawn because obviously sleep is a big issue in my life. i always look to see if i look tired. >> just looking for the bags under the eyes. how much sleeplessness they show. >> i just want to make sure the fly is zipped, that everything's tucked in. you just want to make sure everything's, you know, where it's supposed to be.
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>> i am not fond of my arms. they are flabtastic. >> the turkey waddle. >> there are days where i think my ears are too pointy and look kind of elfy. >> i remember myself as being more filled out and the older i get, i seem to be wasting away a little bit. >> i love my baby bump. i love the fact that i'm 42 years old and lucky enough to get this chance. and the human body is remarkable. and divinely inspired, i think, to be able to create life. so right now i'm just loving that my body's able to do this and produce life. >> i really try not to look in the mirror all that much. it's not because i don't like what i see. i think it's just more i've come to know my face well, i know who i am, and at this point it's all about just maintaining what i have. >> i don't avoid mirrors, but i'm not one who likes to stare in them. and if i do find myself staring
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in them, it's probably because i notice that i have, you know, lettuce in my teeth. >> i think it's a lot different for men than it is for women. you know, i don't think we see the mirror as our enemy or anything like that. it's just, you know, it's kind of it is what it is. that's what's there. >> when i had hair that was thinning and starting to show that, you know, male pattern baldness, and it was longer, i spent a lot of time looking in the mirror, and i probably did a lot of this as well. but these days i don't spend that much time looking in the mirror because i kind of know what to expect. >> my new thing, i don't know if this is because i'm getting older, is i get closer to mirrors because it's not as bad the closer you are. the further away i am, it feels worse. >> i probably look in the mirror four times a day or five times a day. i look in the morning when i wake up and i'm shaving. i look when i get to work and i'm in the makeup room. i probably look when i get home and, you know, maybe i'm
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changing to put on something that's more casual for the afternoon. and then i guess i look when i'm going out to dinner, if i get dressed to go out to dinner. i probably also look when i'm brushing my teeth at night as well. >> i guess the man boobs. i wish they were more dwayne johnson like where they could actually move on their own, perform tricks, fill out taxes, things like that. >> i'd like to be a little smaller, you know. i'd like to wave the wand and alcohol and eating fine meals. i like to indulge, and i think i would like to be able to, you know, curb that maybe a little bit more and have a little more discipline. but what the hell. i work with blake shelton. >> there you go. it is interesting, though, how men and women are different around mirrors and they get different type of emotional feedback. >> a mirror can make me grumpy all day. it literally can. >> guys, we tend to look and go, it's not so bad.
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we're not that critical. >> i think there's a perception if someone looks in a mirror a lot, they really love themselves. and i think the opposite is true. i think if you see someone constantly look the at their reflection, if it's a woman, more likely than not, they're going, do i really have this wrinkle? i need to put some lipstick on. >> the most liberating thing, you've got to go bald. it just takes the pressure of the mirror right away. >> it would save me 45 minutes in the morning to make this hair straight. >> the best part were your little outfits. >> yeah, your jammys. >> sweater around the neck. every afternoon at home, that's how it looks. >> they took them right from your closet. >> i know. >> the dove study had a statistic that said one in five women said looking in the mirror can sometimes make them feel bad for the rest of the day. i'm not alone. coming up, we've got brave volunteers, some from our crowd. they took a hard look at themselves in the mirrors. also ahead, julie andrews is here.
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she's got a new book, and she's got just an entire career of achievements to talk about. we love julie andrews. good morning to you. 8:26. lawyers for the world's largest smartphones will present closing arguments in san jose this week. apple is trying to prove samsung ripped off features of its products, while samsung said apple copied some of its technology. two years ago, a federal jury found samsung was infringing on certain apple patents. let's check the morning commute with mike. >> very slow right now. this monday morning, we're looking over to northbound 280 coming toward the camera, as you're heading under that 17-880ists change. look at the map. earlier crash cleared, and then
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another crash coming through downtown approaching ray street. so recovery for north 280, and west 237 jammed, where they meet in mountain view. coming out of the tri valley southbound 680, basically washington boulevard, overturned pickup and camper shell. that went into the northbound side. so both directions slow as you approach that bend. slower drive for many parts of the bay, including northbound 880 through oakland. approaching the bay bridge. >> thank you very much. we'll have a local news update in half an hour. see you then.
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it's monday morning, the 28th of april. there's a great crowd on our plaza. >> we decided to get real close to part of our "love your selfie week." we teamed up with the folks at twitter for this vine 360 booth here. you get to stand in it and see yourself in a whole new way. by the way, you can stop by and share what you do to claim your
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beauty. this is just bizarre. tamron thought the whole thing turned. >> i thought it was a carousel. it's a cool look. oh, hi. oh, wow. >> you have a piece of lint back there. >> a bald spot. >> that was fun. coming up, julie andrews talking about the 50th anniversary of "mary poppins." it's hard to believe it's been that long, and her new children's book with her daughter and co-author emma. >> so sweet. plus, oscar nominee edward norton on his passion project world. if someone they're thinking these people spaces. exactly. just like that. let's show you what we've got going on for today.
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valley. northeast. the northeast. into sou hey, 8:32 on a monday morning. look at this. completely clear sky. we're not going to see the low clouds return for several days. we're talking about a big-time warm-up starting today. still only hitting the 70s this afternoon. 68 degrees in san francisco. but 75 degrees for the east bay. headed to major warming as of tomorrow. we're going to jump into the upper 80s by tomorrow. mid-90s for wednesday into thursday. the heat will break friday into the upcoming weekend. >> that's your latest weather. got a lot of women in
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communications. what's your name? >> judith harrison. >> and who do you have here? >> i have 18 terrific scholarship winners from new york women in communications foundation. >> that's great. well, congratulations, ladies. a big luncheon today? >> our major sports luncheon is today and hoda and kathie lee will be hosting, so we can't wait. >> so ladies, don't do a lot of drinking. >> they'll be very well behaved. >> there you go. let's go back to savannah. >> all right, al, thank you so much. the legendary julie andrews has captivated audiences for more than five decades. can you believe this august marks the 50th anniversary of her oscar-winning performance in "mary poppins." she is also, of course, a successful author, collaborating with her daughter emma walton hamilton on a series of children's books. the latest, "the very fairy princess graduation girl." nice to see you. >> nice to see you, too. >> you two are prolific. this is the eighth book in in particular series. >> that's right. and our 28th together, if you
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can believe it. >> i'm always amazed by this, because this is a mother-daughter collaboration that really works. why do you think it works, julie? >> because i think we -- i have to say this. we have a huge respect for each other. and the best idea wins. and it's such a pleasure. it's like playing in a wonderful sand box. there's a lot of work and research from other projects. but it's just fun, isn't it? >> it is. and it's such a pleasure to write for kids. it's such a wonderfully inspiring sort of mission-driven thing to do together. >> now this book has to do with graduation day. >> moving on. >> the larger theme is change, something that everybody can understand. >> yes. and how little girls have to embrace that, too. you know, when they graduate. >> the main character is loosely based on your daughter emma. >> she is inspired by my hope. >> she's 10 now? >> she'll be 11 in august. >> how does she feel about being the star of these books? >> i think she loves being the inspiration for it.
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>> she's actually very helpful. >> she is. she's our best critic. >> yes, she's our toughest critic, and she's also great with a couple of suggestions once in a while. >> she's our first reader always. >> is she changing story lines ever? >> no. >> this particular story, i should mention, was inspired very much by her experience when she was moving into a new class and had her first male teacher in elementary school. and she was a little nervous about that. of course, it turned out brilliantly. he was the best teacher ever. >> we mentioned at the beginning, julie, 50 years since "mary poppins" coming up this fall. >> i know. and very shortly, "the sound of music." >> when you think about that, do you ever reflect and say what would i tell the julie andrews of 1964 now? what would i tell that young lady? >> oh, god. well, first of all, i wish i knew then what i know now. but having said that, i'd say enjoy the moment. but i did anyway. it's just with more realization now. and i do enjoy the moments. and i do -- every day matters.
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and i think i got it even then. >> it flies by, doesn't it? >> well, it does. and that's the whole point. because it goes by so fast. and enjoy the moment. >> you're out on a speaking tour this summer in the uk. >> yes, i am. >> i love it because people get to ask you questions. i have personally -- you've been here a few times, how people respond to you. how excited they are to see you. you ever get any real crazy questions from people? >> one or two really crazy ones. but mostly, they're all family-based and things like what would i tell somebody that wanted to be in the theatre and so on. and a lot of them i'm used to. but one or two that cut across surprise me sometimes. >> i heard someone asked if you would be their nanny, which good for them for having a little moxy. >> i say that with nine grandchildren, i'm pretty booked up right now. >> yes, you are. with a lot of different things, including, of course, the book. "the very fairy princess
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graduation girl." always great to see you, ladies. >> thank you. good to be here. coming up, how edward norton is helping us shine a light on terrific causes. and next, more of "love your selfie." the difference in how men and women see themselves. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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got some members of our audience getting in on the vine 360 booth out there as we continue "love your selfie" week. all this week, we're going to share stories from people who are now redefining what beauty looks like. >> you just saw us confront our images in the mirror. we also got some folks off the street, many from our plaza crowd, and invited them to do the same. for many of us, what we see in the mirror is not necessarily our true reflection. a dove study found nine out of ten women have felt badly when looking in the mirror. nearly half of those women said it was because they thought they
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looked fat. >> women, there's no question about it, they use the mirror as a flaw detector. >> university of north carolina professor dr. cynthia bulik said women zero in on their problem zones, but men are different. >> what we see in terms of men, is dudes look into the mirror and they generally like what they see. >> so we wanted to find out firsthand how far apart mars and venus really are. we asked dr. bulik to help us conduct a nonscientific experiment. we invited men and women ages 16 to 60 to answer questions about the person looking back. >> when you look into the mirror, what do you see? >> wrinkles. i see a mother of five. >> a white dude, brown hair, beard. i like this shirt that i'm wearing. solid blue. >> we took our social experiment one step further, using state of the art eye tracking software used by marketers, a camera actually pinpoints where people's eyes are focusing on
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their bodies. the eye tracking marker you were seeing shows where each person is looking. >> what is the first body part you look at when you look in the mirror? >> definitely my hips. >> i'd say i typically look at my face first to make sure there's nothing on my face. >> okay, i'm going to give you a couple fill in the blank questions. >> okay. >> i really don't like my blank. >> my stomach. hate my belly. >> i really don't like my hips. >> i don't want to, like, side track the question, but i can't think of any part of myself that i really don't like. i think my ears are a little bit pointy. but no one else mentions them, so i guess it's okay. >> what we saw consistently with our volunteers was that men and women have very different relationships with the mirror. or more specifically, what exactly they focus on. >> if you look at the women's, the things that they liked tended to be body parts that were sort of above shoulder level. eyes, the face, the smile, the
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dimples. and everything that they didn't like tended to be more south of the border. so it was the belly, the hips, the legs. the men sometimes, they didn't even talk about body parts. so they said things like i like my energy. >> wow. >> which helps explain why men and women typically feel very differently about mirrors. >> oh, god. >> in general, how do you feel about mirrors? >> hate them. >> i try and avoid them at all costs. >> you know, i don't normally pay a whole lot of attention to it except when i'm getting ready in the morning. >> i get a little uncomfortable. you're like oh, when did that get there? >> i like mirrors. i think they're necessary. and without them, i think i would look much more dishevelled. >> but we also saw that men are not totally immune from critiquing themselves. >> if you could wave a magic wand and change any body part, what would it be? >> my abs. >> i would strengthen my core. i would get, like, visible defined abs. >> bulik says the goal is to no
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longer make the mirror the enemy and she hopes we can transform negative thoughts to more positive ones so that every glance in the mirror isn't a self-bashing experience. >> i love my blank. >> hair. >> i do love my smile. >> i love my strong jaw. >> hopeful signs, too, when the image in the mirror seems like a true self-reflection. >> i look blank. >> i look great. >> i think i look cute. adorable. >> how does what you see in the mirror first thing in the morning impact you through the rest of your day. >> it reminds me how far i've gone over the past two years. i've lost close to 50 pounds. and looking in the mirror for me is a realization of how far i've definitely come. >> well, cynthia bulik, who you just saw in the piece, is with us now. she is a professor of psychology in north carolina and author of "woman in the mirror." jennifer hartstein is here on
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behalf of dove. good morning. >> good morning. >> thank you for doing this social experiment. anything about it shock you? >> the differences were amazing. some guys really do generalize and don't look in the mirror and like what they see, but we saw this split. the women were like, oh, this is a frightening experience. >> where does it come from? what's the origin of that? >> the fashion and beauty industry, they have conditioned us to see the negative. there's a reason. the advertisers do that because if we look and we see these flaws, then we buy products that fix them. >> but i see men's magazines all the time and they've got those adonis type characters but men don't react to them as much. >> you're not immune anymore. i think you're the whole new frontier. because we've been spending our money for decades on beauty products. now it's your turn. >> is that something you're noticing? >> yes, it is absolutely something that we're noticing. the men are starting to catch up. we're seeing zac efron with no shirt on the mtv awards and young men are seeing that and that's becoming what they're ascribing to. we know one in three women look
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in the mirror and just don't like what they see. they see what they feel, but not necessarily what's the reality. and then that informs how they feel the whole day and how things go. >> it's fascinating to watch and listen to what these people say as they stand in front of the mirror. by the way, when you put us in front of the mirror, it does change what you would normally say about your body. why is it important that we understand it, though? >> i think it really sets the tone for your relationship with yourself and your relationship with the world. because we asked them, how does this impact your day, the first thing you see in the morning? so many of the women said the first thing i see sets the tone for my mood for the rest of the day. >> i think also, it trickles down to our children. as a mother to be and as a father, the way that you view yourself gets absorbed by the children in your life. i think for any of us that are involved with children, the more positively we feel about ourselves both with our mood and how we look, our children are more empowered to feel good about that also and that can only set the tone for them later in life for great self-esteem, good mood, less depression and
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anxiety. >> i love one of your tips, which is look in the mirror and smile. because that's not hard to do. >> it's really hard. >> i know. >> but thank you so much, cynthia bulik and jennifer hartstein. it was good to see you. appreciate it. tomorrow, we'll get real about what is the standard body. how some total strangers got together to help change the definition of beauty. also ahead, i think one of the best actors on the planet. edward norton is here. talk about a project that he's extremely passionate about. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:48 with "shine a light," our yearlong commitment to give back to causes that mean something to us. >> that's right. natalie did her part running in last week's boston marathon to support the bombing victims and disabled athletes. and some of you donated to her efforts on the fundraising
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website crowd rise. it's actually something created by oscar nominated actor edward norton, who happens to be sitting on the end of our couch right now. >> good morning. >> nice to see you. you came up with this idea a couple years ago. i think you were actually running in a marathon at the time. >> i was running the new york marathon for a conservation organization, and we raised like 1.2 million bucks in a couple weeks. so many people came at us asking us what our tricks were, and we just decided to build a site that everybody could use. >> did you find it was easy to do, or were there some growing pains with this? >> it blew up really fast. in the first three years of people using the site, it raised over $125 million and we're expecting to double that this year alone. so it's become very quickly a very popular site for people to do peer to peer fundraising, and then this month, we had so many people ask us if they could do fundraisers for help friends or family members who were in crisis. just right now, we're launching
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the capacity to mount a fundraiser to help a friend with medical expenses or a family member with education expenses. >> let's make sure people don't get the wrong impression. this isn't you and your celebrity friends and people writing big, fat checks. these are grass roots contributions, small dollar figures. >> absolutely. you know, what natalie did is incredible. raising over $60,000 is a huge number for someone running a marathon. but we see 13-year-old kids raising $5,000 in $50 donations doing virtual lemonade stands. one of my favorites is two young guys who literally said, we will never run a marathon, but we will go to the concert of bands we don't like totally sober. i won't say the bands. but they said, we will go to the concert of this band and we will not drink. and they've raised a couple thousand bucks. but people have gotten very,
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very creative. they give up their birthdays. they give up their weddings. we have a charity wedding registry now for people to do it. it's really proliferated. and our whole operation is in detroit. so we're employing 30 or 40 young people in detroit now, which we love. >> we have carson, by the way, next up in our process taking on an ability to kind of fight hunger. and it's not a competition, but it would be good to inspire people to donate to that cause. >> what should you do to get people -- >> what are the odds carson's going to run a marathon? okay, so i think carson could say that anyone who donates $10 is entered to get a spray tan with him. >> there you go. >> or shave your head if he raises a certain amount of money. >> there you go. or he'll do an ichat with you. something like that. you have to get creative. but, you know, david axelrod, the president's famous adviser, raised a million dollars -- saying if he raised a million
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dollars on crowd rise, he would shave his mustache. which he's essentially wedded to. but he did it. >> it's a great idea on your part. >> thank you, it's fun. >> thank you for letting us be a part of it. if you would like to help carson build a garden in every school, visit his fundraising page at up next, carson shows us just what it takes to pull off a live show on "the voice." but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with our ongoing series "the voice on today." carson is getting set for the live performances on "the voice." >> he took us inside to show you what it takes to put on such a massive show. take a look. ♪ after all your words >> the top ten artists wasted no time. ♪ you can't get here fast enough ♪ >> after two were sent home tuesday, those who survived spent hours rehearsing songs and consulting with their coaches, preparing for tonight's performances. no one feels the pressure more than team shakira's tess boyer, who was in the bottom three last week and avoided elimination when fans voted to save her during the final five minutes of the show. >> there honestly has not been a point in the show that i have not felt pressure because i've been on such a wild ride.
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♪ i'm just really excited because this is a whole different song. it's a new approach that i'm going to take. and i promise to not be in the bottom three next time. >> it takes a staff and crew of about 600 people to stage one live show, with 12 set changes, more than 1,900 lights, and superstar performances. ♪ i can't live >> last night, the british pop and r&b group rixton rehearsed their hit "me and my broken heart." they're the opening act for tonight's show. ♪ all i need's a little love in my life ♪ >> but the main attraction will be ten mostly unknown artists giving it all they've got singing for america's vote and title of "the voice." ♪ let her go >> nice.
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don't let go. you can catch "the voice" tonight at 8:00/7:00 central here on nbc. meantime, if you watched "the simpsons" last night, you might have noticed a nexxus of weather and matt lauer. >> ugh! >> bart simpson writing the truth. a popular good morning, everyone. 8:56. the sharks down in southern california this morning, for game six against the l.a. kings. they have to get the job done without mark edwards. he missed practice yesterday after getting hit in the back of the head during the sharks' loss to l.a. on saturday night. the puck drops at 7:00. let's check your weather
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with christina. good morning. >> good morning to you. sunny start over the bay and through all your inland valleys at this hour. temperatures the climb nicely into the mid-70s for today. and then everything changes as we head through the next 24 hours. we've got a major heat wave coming our way. you can see the green hills still looking good out there. no rain in the forecast, though. unfortunately those will turn back to brown. is split in two. you can either have high-end or low-price.
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from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a monday morning. it's april 28th, 2014. i'm willie geist along with al roker and tamron hall. natalie has the morning off. she'll be back with us tomorrow. want to start right away with that severe weather, al. this is another day. >> we knew on friday that this was going to happen saturday into sunday, specifically sunday. and unfortunately, the severe storms and tornados, widespread damage, at least 17 states. some estimates up to 20 states. we've had unfortunately 18 people die. we've gone 126 days without a
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tornado death. it was a very slow start to the severe weather season. but boy, it's really ramped up. out of the 18 people killed, 16 of them were in arkansas. one person in oklahoma. one person in iowa. and you see this storm. this was not only estimated anywhere between a half mile to a mile wide at points, it was on the ground for about two hours. >> that's remarkable, isn't it? they usually just tear through. >> generally, but that was the biggest thing we were worried about, these long track tornados. you just saw a drone video of i-40. people were trapped in their cars. a lot of people injured. i-40 was closed for at least two to three hours. in mayflower, arkansas, about 25 miles from little rock, folks had to be evacuated. it really was a dangerous situation. and we're going to see that again today, unfortunately. and then on into tomorrow, and
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to a lesser extent wednesday, this is a very slow-moving system. so it's a multi-day event. and today, though, the likelihood, we could see more of these long-track tornados. >> and the rarity is that this is a multi-day event, three days we're looking at here. >> seeing something like this, with this sort of longevity is really unusual. >> when you put up the maps in your report earlier this morning, i couldn't believe just the size of the red swath that cut through the country. >> yeah. and it's going to move slow tloi t -- slowly to the east. but we do have another strong risk. these are the tornado reports, starting in the afternoon sunday. and the most deadly tornados, the ones that hit into arkansas happened right around 7:00, the one in vilonia just before 8:00. the devastation was really widespread. >> and it reminds us, the folks in moore, oklahoma, for example. "nightly news" this weekend gave us an update on the process of building proper shelters in
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places like moore. we saw the great devastation, children, loss of life there. earlier matt lauer spoke with a man in arkansas whose whole family hunkered down in their home and i believe his daughter's closet. they all survived. their home completely gone. >> thankfully they're okay. >> they're just lucky. we'll keep on this story throughout the morning. al will have much more on this. some other stories making news, this now ceases to be a sports story. this is a big news story. big fallout from the racist remarks allegedly made by los angeles clippers owner donald sterling after sterling's then girlfriend posted a photo of herself with magic johnson at a los angeles clippers game. >> yeah, it bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people. do you have to? >> "tmz" sports posted what it claims is an audio recording of a conversation between sterling and his then girlfriend at the time. deadspin has an even longer
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version of it. nbc news has not yet verified this recording. before yesterday's game, though, the players on the los angeles clippers staged a silent protest against their own boss. they dumped their warm-ups on center court, revealing inside-out shirts that concealed the clippers' logo. they also wore black socks, wristbands, arm bands, and by the way, this photograph has gone viral. this is one great way to protest things. with a little humor. one fan holding up a sign that says "i'm black." and his buddy next to him saying "i bruought a black guy to the game." direct reference to donald sterling's quote. first of all, magic johnson is the face of basketball and has been for 30 years. he's an ambassador, he's a legend. everybody loves him. so part of it is that it started with magic johnson and now it's exploded into so much more. magic saying sterling should not own a team anymore. in a statement, the clippers president says it's not clear if the audio is legitimate or
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altered. adding they are the antithesis of who he is. >> but they didn't say it's not him in the recording. michael jordan, the king of the game, who rarely steps in -- listen, i lived in chicago for ten years. he avoids controversy. he doesn't get into politics or anything like that usually. he's an owner now, charlotte bobcats, and a former player. and he also released a statement saying, you know, obviously the words are disgusting and that there's no place in the nba for sterling. so you've got michael jordan playing this double role, former player and an owner. i'm curious the conversations happening behind the scenes with all of the other owners at this point. >> the one thing -- and you're going to cover this on "news nation" coming up. that i find fascinating is this guy donald sterling was scheduled to get a lifetime achievement award from the naacp. he's already gotten one. and there's already a record. he had a settlement for -- >> millions. a couple million dollars. >> millions of dollars for his apartment complexes discriminating against blacks, hispanics. >> and people with children.
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>> and people with children. so they've already given him one award. they were scheduled to give him another. they said they're not going to give it to him. how could you have given him one? >> that's the thing. what's the criteria? is there any research that goes into these awards? or do you say, rich guy, big name, going to give us a donation. and i'm not saying this exclusively to the naacp. any organization. what's the criteria? bryant gumbel was on a couple of programs over the weekend and he indicated that this was not a big secret. that donald sterling's views, maybe not to this degree that he didn't want black people allegedly at the game, but his background was evident and clear. >> that's the thing we heard time and again. it wasn't just bryant gumbel. it was doc rivers, who's the head coach, an african-american for the clippers, who said, you know, not in so many words, i guess you want me to be surprised. i'm not surprised. kareem abdul-jabbar said "i'm not surprised." so clearly inside the world of
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sports, inside los angeles, there's a columnist saying of course, wake up, america, this is who this guy is. we haven't authenticated the tapes yet. but if it is, in fact, him, the question now with the nba is what do you do? what standard do you set if he's distasteful, but can you strip a team away from a guy and how do you do it? >> well, mark shot with the cincinnati reds -- i remember her name and story plastered everywhere. she was shamed and eventually got that team taken away from her. >> that's how you do it. the other owners will get on him and say you've got to get out of our league. i said magic johnson is the face of the league. lebron james is the face of the league and he came out immediately in a postgame interview and said he should not be in our league, donald sterling. >> the team plays tomorrow. i'm curious to see if the fans will turn their jerseys, their shirts inside-out as well to show solidarity for the players because they're in the playoffs and they worked hard to get there, but to distance themselves from the owner. i don't know what the nba is
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going to do, but i do think about the kids both black and white who wear these jerseys. can you imagine the little black kid and the white kid who go to the game together, somebody's mom or dad takes them and this is what they're hearing, this guy's behavior. you have to think about the younger generation. you believe that these kinds of awful words don't exist, they do, but we are stronger than those words. >> hopefully we can use this -- i hate to use the phrase teachable moment, but it is something to talk about. we talked about it yesterday in our house. this is something we've got to deal with. >> absolutely. on a lighter note here, speaking of children and our place in the world, birth order, does it matter? quickly. >> yes. >> sure. >> i do, too. hillary clinton, oprah winfrey, beyonce, j.k. rowling, they have all first-born in their families. first-born girls are more likely to succeed than first-born boys. by the way, i'm a first-born girl. for the record. the study, they found first-born women are 13% more ambitious
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than first-born boys and one possible reason, parents simply devote more time and energy to their daughters. and adam and i were talking, i said you think so? i remember my whole childhood, my mother stressing to me, you know, be independent. be your own woman. she always had a phrase, you can do bad by yourself. meaning why go and marry someone who's going to pull you down when you can pull yourself up. you don't need someone to determine your future. i think a lot of moms do that with their daughters. >> and dads. >> absolutely, and dads. >> i believe that's true. i would just say one thing. how do you define success? i mean, the study talks about hillary clinton and beyonce. but i think if you're a schoolteacher, a cop, or a small businessman, i think you've succeeded. >> i measure success by did you reach your goal. money comes and goes. but if you set a goal, i'm going to graduate at a two-year college, that is a success. i'm going to go into a trade. i won't go to college. i reached my goal. that's success. >> that's my point. i don't know how the study reached -- what's their understanding for success. but i do think that's true
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definitely. >> we know our standard. we've got to show you this thing. you go to a restaurant sometimes, you struggle with the small print on the menu. >> i've got glasses. >> there's this new video up on youtube that offers people with bad vision a simple trick. it allows them to see clearly without glasses. check this out. >> if you're in a pinch, blea bleary-eyed or missing your glasses, there's a simple trick that will allow you to see clearly. make a tiny hole using your fingers, look through it and the world will become clear again. this works no matter how blurry your vision is. >> why does this feel like we're being set up for a prank? i'm going to hold up this ipad. i want you to go top line. >> which i can't see right now. i cannot see the top line. >> well, look how close you're getting. >> did they say don't get close? >> oh, like this. i can't see it. >> okay, get closer. >> okay. >> open your eyes. >> they're open. >> okay, throw the cake in her face. >> don't move.
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i see words without glasses or with your -- okay. >> this worked out well. >> wait. >> if you got that close without the little hole, i feel like you could see it. what's the hole doing at that point? >> i still can't see anything. >> it's magical. >> is this a prank? >> you keep looking. i'm sure it's going to show up any day now. any day now. we do have this line of severe storms. tornado watch from louisiana on into central mississippi. we're watching this thing, and this risk of severe weather, slight risk of severe weather from quincy down to hattiesburg. we've got a strong risk of severe weather today. and look at what happens. tomorrow, it moves to the east. all the way up into ohio. as far east as raleigh. and then on wednesday, it's concentrated in the happy monday to you. i'm meteorologist christina
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loren. san francisco is already at 59 degrees. we're headed toward an unseasonably warm day today. as we head throughout the next couple days, sunny today, after 10:00 a.m., complete sunshine all across the board. as a result of that negated marine influence, we're talking about really warm days headed our way. offshore flow, and today we're talking about the 70s. midsection of the week, the 90s hate in. worked well. >> of course it did, al. thanks a lot. coming up next, take a look at these words. try to remember them and their order. we're going to sweep through them for you. we're going to put our memories and yours to the test. ♪ ♪ ♪ have your next burger with a side of awesome.
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>> bike, carpet, sandwich. >> toothpaste. lipstick oil. >> farm was last. >> no. it wasn't. >> no. >> oil was next to farm. >> phone was last. >> toothbrush and lipstick. yep, final answer. >> that's it. >> is that it? >> no. >> no? >> carpet, sandwich. >> that's what we said. >> that's what we said. >> yes. >> is that right? doctor? >> actually, i wasn't looking. >> we got it right. >> so why is it that we forget so easily? >> the reason we forget things, especially as we grow older, is because the memory parts of our brain shrink and a smaller brain doesn't work that well. >> oh. that is concerning. >> it wasn't that you were forgetting more, it was that you had more to remember. so proportionately -- >> no, sorry. there's a part of the brain called hipocampus.
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it's the size of your thumb, one on the right, one on the left. this is what helps you remember during your wedding or graduation. when comes to the hippocampus, bigger is stronger. diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, those things shrink the hippocampus by a lot. >> so what are some tricks? what can we do to remember things better than we do? we all reach a certain age, we feel certain details slipping away. how do we prevent that? >> as i mentioned earlier, when you see the hippocampus smaller, the good news is you can make it bigger. it's amazing. you can make your hippocampus, the memory part of your brain, literally bigger. so much bigger than you can see it on an mri. we had a program called brain fitness program, and with that, you provide a boot camp for your memory and your hippocampus grows by about 9%. >> how do they do it? >> the first thing you want to
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do is to exercise. willie, can i ask you a favor? can you stand here for me and jump two or three times? just jump up and down. as you do this, you literally -- thank you. >> so good. >> as you do this, you really help your hippocampus grow bigger. >> just by jumping? >> when you exercise, especially when you exercise vigorously, about 45 minutes, four days a week, you make your hippocampus bigger by creating new brain cells, new blood vessels and a protein called bdnf. exercise is the single best thing you can do. >> something else question do? >> the second thing is don't stress. frustration is really bad for your brain. when you're stuck in traffic and frustrated, you do this. these things are really bad for your brain because cortisol levels, which are stress hormones, go up when you feel frustrated. the thing to do is to reduce your expectations. so when you're stuck in traffic and you feel frustrated, just
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say look, traffic is expected. and just relax. >> and don't drive with pencils. >> keep calm and carry on. >> you say challenge the brain as well. how do we challenge the brain? >> one of the things -- actually, you can do easily every day is to memorize names a day. for example, what was my name? you have a lot of guests on your show and you can actually boost the size of your hippocampus by memorizing names. this is something you can do on a daily basis very easily. the more you challenge you're your brain by taking new hobbies, the better your hippocampus will be. >> do you have any tricks for name mem morization? for example, the gentleman with the sandwich, he's wearing a hat. >> i want you to memorize my name. when you see someone, you shake their hand and look them right in the eye. and you repeat the name. my name is dr. fatuhi? >> and what's your name? >> dr. fatuhi?
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>> al. you look in someone's eyes and you repeat their name. and that eye-to-eye connection, you make an emotional connection. when you make an emotional connection, you remember the names better. >> is that part of why you say be social? challenged by learning names and stimulating your brain that way? >> exactly. so it's a good thing to be on facebook, but it's a better thing to be social. go places. have a glass of wine. get together. and really enjoy life. endorphin levels, which are really good for your brain, go up when you socialize. >> doctor, thank you so much. and thank you so much to our lineup. they look like they're in a mug shot, right? >> thank you, guys.mugshot, rig? >> thank you, guys. coming up next, i'll get you >> thank you, guys. coming up next, i'll get you caught up on ♪ wow! what?! it looks delicious. i didn't work out this morning. i should try it? that's pretty tasty.
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water. no contact with any large debris, or couldn't see the airplane. >> it's unclear exactly what caused the collision, but flying experts say wing placement on the two planes could have played a role. the other plane with a husband and wife onboard managed to land safely 100 miles away.
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9:28. welcome back. looks like good looking temperatures. 73 in the south bay, 68 degrees, not a bad day in the city. as we head throughout tomorrow, the numbers will climb by about 10 to 15 degrees. we have a rapid warm-up coming your way. and once we get into it, we're going to stay nice and warm for most of the week. heat cranks for wednesday into thursday pacifically. not quite as warm friday into the weekend, as onshore flow resumes. we could see triple digits. let's check your drive. >> let's just keep the temperatures right where they are. i love them. over here, fremont, moving very
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slowly. it got really slow over the last 20 minutes, starting to move a little better now. southbound 880, and look at this map. the entire bay. we had a pretty big monday for your commute. slower drive for 880. some folks instead of using 680, they heard of all the problems, the crash at washington boulevard, but it has cleared from the lanes in the last half hour. still slow through pleasanton, but 580 out of livermore, it's moving better, laura. we'll be back with another local news update in about half an hour. enjoy your monday morning.
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welcome to "today." it's monday morning, april 28th, 2014. i'm willie along with al and tamron. we're dancing in our chairs. tamron's got the hammer pants on. we're having a good day. >> willie! that was our inside joke. >> sorry. >> hammer pants. i've been doing the hammer dance. uh-oh. >> uh-oh, uh-oh. >> i don't want to do it. willie doesn't like when i dance. >> no, i do like when you dance. just not in public. >> not in public. no, no, no. my hammer pants -- >> so we did this reading thing with the youtube clip. >> yes. >> turns out we were doing it wrong. we couldn't make it work. but the deal is you have to make the hole big to you and smaller as it goes.
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>> our wonderful viewers who are so sweet, we love you all on social media. i read all of the tweets, all of them. even the ones i don't want to, but i read them. some of them said i did it wrong. i take issue with that. i followed the instructions exactly like the guy -- the small finger, then go small. and then you go in. and guess what you see. nothing. >> you see your finger. >> you see your finger. and this finger. you see this finger. so i challenge you, if you can get it to work, i'll come visit you. and you can show me. >> whoa! with your hammer pants? >> with my hammer pants. uh-oh. there it is. >> they're not droopy enough. i take that back. those aren't hammer pants. >> oh! yes. this is supposed to be some of hammer's earlier work. >> this is the running man. running man. >> oh, that's terrible. [ laughter ]
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>> i never, ever wear pants. this is like the second time i've worn pants ever at work. >> you want to have somebody call and distract your mom from watching this morning? >> she's got an appointment. my mom won't see it, thank goodness. >> unfortunately we did, and can never unsee that. >> that's roger rabbit now. >> let's show you what's happening for the week ahead. >> thank you, al. >> am i walking over there? i didn't know i was walking over there. everything is just completely -- >> you're just leaving. >> wow. maybe if i went like that. let's look at the week ahead. heavy rain for the eastern half of the country on up into the upper mississippi river valley, below normal temperatures, out through the rockies with a little snow. by the midweek, we're looking at heavy rain along the eastern seaboard. midsection of the country below normal temperatures. it's going to be warm out west. and the latter part of the week, the eastern 2/3 of the country
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below normal, above normal o hey, thank you, al. good monday morning to you. taking a live look at a clear sky over san jose. you can see a little bit of cloud cover. the low clouds trying to move over the santa cruz mountains. they're not going to be able to before burning off. we have enough of an onshore flow to keep our temperatures down in the 70s for today. everything changes tomorrow when we switch to offshore flow. 73 degrees in the south bay. peninsula at 73 degrees. your temperatures, oh, they are going to soar, up to 93 by wednesday in the south bay. >> "today's" "love your selfie" is brought to you by dove. dove wants every woman's encounter with a mirror to be a positive affirmation of her beauty. >> now to our special series "love your selfie: reclaiming beauty." today we want to know when you look in the mirror, do you like
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what you see? >> dove recently did a study on how women feel about what they see when they look in the mirror. they found only one in five of the women polled looked in the mirror to remind themselves how good they look. >> we decided to take a long, hard look at ourselves and reflect on what we see. ♪ >> i see my mom. my dad. mostly, of course, i see me. >> my view on mirrors is there's not a whole lot i can do about what i'm seeing in the reflection. so i just don't think about it too much. >> i see a woman who is doing a good job of trying to maintain what she has and working to improve. >> when i look in the mirror, i don't know, i see a middle-aged bald black man. >> does my butt look big in
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these jeans? this is uncomfortable. >> i'm looking for just, real quick, how bad do i need to shave this morning? do i really have to? could i save the two minutes? >> my hair looks terrible. i don't know about these jeans. >> you just want to make sure everything's, you know, where it's supposed to be. >> i'm not terribly fond of my right cheek. it's kind of a chipmunk cheek, it sticks out. there's no getting around it. >> i'm not fond of my narrow hips and short waist. but it's not a pity party. >> this is a hard one because there are so many little areas. i love my eyes. i think my eyes kind of say a lot about who i am. >> i love my hair. and sometimes i'm not fond of my hair. >> i have to say i love my hair because i don't have to do anything to it. it just doesn't move. it's wind tunnel tested. >> i mean, it's a necessary
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evil. it is what it is. it's a utility. >> i don't think any woman feels really comfortable. i don't mind mirrors. i don't avoid them. i just don't sit there and stare at them. >> if i could change any body part by waving a magic wand, i guess the man boobs. >> i guess i would add -- i don't know, a little more curve here. i have a boy body. >> i actually don't think i would change anything about my appearance. >> fix the wrinkles that are popping up over time. i mean, those are things that women of my age, you start to notice things. the gray hairs a little bit more. >> as a woman, there are those days you feel bloated. you don't feel necessarily your best. it doesn't affect my entire day. but in that moment, yeah. >> if there's something bad going on, you just got to roll with it for that day or the next day or maybe the day after that. >> i think at this point, given from where i've come, i'm happy
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with what i see. so i don't think about it during the day. >> i remember going through a phase where i felt like my chin was breaking out all the time. i know any time i have something that i feel like others are looking at, it makes me a little insecure about myself. >> it's very revealing thing there. you know, it's funny, just now when i was looking at -- i didn't know what clips they were going to pick. i said my hair. it's been a journey knowing myself and loving my selfie. when i cut my hair, i was 18. i can't tell you how many negative things people said. because hair, for women, defines us. >> especially for black women. >> and long hair. when i got into national news six years ago, i had short hair. i had so many angry letters from people who say mean things about me with short hair. >> really? >> yeah. and i had to really learn to embrace short hair. because for women, it's seen as a measure of your beauty. and somehow i wasn't beautiful because i had short hair. >> your hair makes you distinctive. that's one of the things i love
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about you. >> it was really hard. i had to say my most insecure moment in six years of national tv, reading notes from people who thought things about me because of my hair. >> we like it. you know that. >> to heck with them. >> we have to all love our selfies, whatever we bring to the table. tomorrow, the changing face of modelling, including a 69-year-old lingerie model. hey, now. and a mom on a mission of inclusion. i love that. and you can find more about the series on our website you guys open up as well. it's great to see men do the same thing and show our vulnerabilities. >> i think we're probably the same. i just don't think about it as much. i brush my teeth. we check it in the makeup room. at night. just not a big part of my life. >> did you check your teeth -- there's something. >> is the broccoli still there? coming up next, before you throw that backyard barbecue, we'll show you how to cut the calories without losing the per behaves like the surface of your skin. now watch what soap does to it. ♪ soap strips your skin. dove is different. with 1/4 moisturizing cream,
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and cut those calories to 855 without cutting any of the taste. joy, it's good to see you. tamron and i are a little worried that you're messing with our barbecue. >> i had a lot of fun in my kitchen and i really did come up with simple, skinny versions of a lot of your favorites. you're going to eat your way through the segment and tell the truth. ribs. a typical fall raull rack of ba ribs will run you 1240 calories. there's a lot of bone. there's not that much meat on here. so i wanted to still give you that messy, down and dirty eat with your hands feeling. so this is what i did. i took pork tenderloin, which is completely lean. i cut it into strips. i soaked it and marinated it in a low sugar barbecue sauce. so i used stubbs original, but you can use any sauce you want to. you want it to be no more than 15 calories per tablespoon. i stuck it through skewers and went ahead and grilled it.
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this one, a decent amount, 620 calories. >> so you cut it in half. >> so for the same amount of calories as that one, you could have double the portion. >> you ready? >> taste it? >> please do. and there's much more protein in this version. tasty. >> right? >> and you can slather on extra barbecue sauce if you want. >> as long as you've got the stubbs, you're good with me. >> now we're going over to baked bean. a homemade baked bean recipe will run you just for a measly half a cup, 300 calories. >> i thought beans, it's protein, you're safe. >> sugar. >> a lot of times they're putting in fatty bacon. i call these better baked beans. two cans of drained, rinsed navy or pinto beans. one onion that's been chopped and sauteed. here comes the barbecue sauce. and here's my secret ingredient. one table soon of balsamic
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vinegar. you stir this up, you're going to pour it into a cat rosserole dish, pop it into the oven for about an hour, and you get 135 calories. >> willie and i are -- i'm going to compare. >> that's where i was going. >> i was going to this one, too. >> now taste mine. >> because we're both baked beans freaks. >> uh-oh. >> okay. you said be honest. >> i want you to be honest. >> it's tasty. but this does taste a little bit better. but it's tasty. it's good. it's good. if this were the only option, i'd eat the whole pan. >> okay. >> so you're missing the sugar and the bacon basically? >> there's no sugar in this at all. here's the thing. if you were to make the swap starting on memorial day throughout the summer, you will save yourself the calorie equivalent of 43 hot dogs. >> it's worth it. >> these are good.
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>> if i could save this off of this. >> okay, just quickly here. now we're going for potato salad. >> oh yeah. >> a lot of fatty mayo, all starch. one cup, 420 calories. so i went in a different direction here. for presentation, i cut little small red potatoes in half and i roasted them. then i made this awesome yogurt topping by taking nonfat greek yogurt, a little bit of lemon juice, a little bit of dill. and i popped it right on top. so two of those for only 50 calories, which means that instead of that one cup of fatty potato salad, you could have 16. >> that's a winner. >> joy, we're going to have to do the coleslaw next time. >> these recipes are on the website. >> i like your barbecue. thank you, joy. what do you do when you're in one of those awkward silent elevator situations? [ laughter ] we've got some tips from al roker. a creeper. roker. a creeper. we're ba you eat activia everyday?
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we've all been in those situations, where it's in an elevator or a cocktail party, where you start to feel a little awkward because you just don't know what to say. >> even the most tongue-tied can become pros with starting a conversation with chris collins and rob bedeker. why is small talk so difficult? >> even the smoothest among us hits a wall sometimes. either we have a hard time talking with a stranger or making more interesting conversation with someone we know very well. >> but it's a great opportunity, right? lots of stories out there. >> opportunity is key, though, whether you wait too late or too long to make the move to talk. >> there's a critical window. >> what's that? >> seven seconds. >> yeah, we've measured it. no, we haven't. >> it sounds true. >> we're in an elevator. my strategy is look up at the numbers. make sure they're going in in order. >> mine is look down at my feet.
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>> those are understandable. but remember, we only pass this way once. life is short. these are our fellow humans. you know, sometimes we don't want to talk, but sometimes it's okay to push ourselves. >> how do you start it out? >> elevators are not normal. they're weird. >> so you have to have an abnormal personality. >> so just walk on and go hello, everybody? >> you can do that. we like to take a survey. good morning, everyone, i know it's only 9:00, but hands up if you've done something you regret already. >> people are more okay with it than you would think. another thing, you can bond these strangers by sharing some goals. good morning, folks. what do you say we go around the horn and each share something we want to achieve today? i would love to make it to 5:00 -- >> ding! >> what floor are you going to? how tall is the building? >> you can pull out the button and make it stop if you want to finish what you're saying. >> how long is this elevator ride?
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>> you have to sometimes go down. >> let's go to the cocktail party. and we see willie geist there. >> hey, guys. this water's crazy, huh? >> that's really good. >> so what do we do? >> was that good? >> it was pretty good. >> i don't think it was very good, but that's something we can talk about. we can talk about how bad that was. >> it was the worst. >> you mentioned the weather. classic small talk topic. but the key here is to ask for stories, not answers. so we're all used to saying, how you doing? it's a dead end? you got to ask for a story. so if i ask chris, hey, what did you do tonight before coming to the party? >> well, i gave my wife three hugs and i ate nine pancakes. >> there you go. >> how about the what if game? or would you rather? >> nothing wrong with having a game in your back pocket. >> we like, would you rather give up caffeine or gluten for the rest of your life? you have to pick one. >> you just walk up to a stranger and say that to someone? i could never do that.
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really? >> they might step back for a moment. >> airplane. this is a tough one. so you're in the airplane seat. and that's always kind of tough. first, there's a whole -- >> well, we're flying first class here. >> of course. >> i always put a headset on and pretend i'm asleep. i mean, people have to make that conversation. >> that's fine, but remember, this is a fellow human. this person could be a future best friend. >> so strike up a conversation and have an experience is the bottom line. >> have an experience. >> for more tips, go to we're back in a moment. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning, everyone. 9:56. amber alert for a 3-year-old girl who investigators say was abducted from fresno county has been canceled because the girl was found safe. tanya ruiz was found in fresno
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county. we know very little beyond that. the girl was taken from huron late last night. it's not clear if the man who took her she is familiar with. the unidentified man accused of taking her has actually not been found. investigators in fremont hope nearby stores will have surveillance video of who shot at a couple of cars with a bb gun. a third near warm springs and brown road last week. two drivers were hurt by shattered glass. let's check your weather with christina. >> good morning to you. a good looking day shaping up. temperatures right now, already warming into the 50s. and upper 50s at that. 59 degrees in san francisco and east bay. same for san jose. warm-up is on, starting today. we're going to climb by about three to five degrees from yesterday. upper 60s at the coast for today. and then the climb is on. so, as you make your way out that front door, bring your
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sunscreen. major warm-up between 10:00 and noon. throughout tonight, 7:57 the sun will set. not expecting any low clouds. but right about now, the warm-up kicks in, mike. hope you're ready for it. >> well, yeah, preparing. palo alto south bound, slow drive. just south of this shot, a crash just cleared to the shoulder. now the slow drive continues out of basically off of marsh road and down path university. embarcadero, you're okay. past the coliseum, still a little slow. the rest of your bay is moving smoothly. south bay still has a slow drive. and tri valley still recovering from earlier issues. more news in half an hour. [ wind howling ]
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome, everybody. thank you so much for joining us on this fun day monday, april 28th. any day that the academy award winning jewelry ning julie ands a good day, hoda. >> and the pick for artist of the month, the name is mofang, google it. >> and our kentucky derby hat contest winner. my dog louie had a good weekend.
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here is a picture i tweeted of louie in the kitchen sink. >> why does he have shades on? >> he likes to relax. when the sun comes through you put the -- this dog will sit in the kitchen sink for hours in the water if you let him. he just moans, falls asleep, has dreams. you can be changing flowers, washing dishes next to him in a different separate sink -- happiness is a little afternoon bath. >> how cute. >> in the kitchen sink. >> sweet. >> your friend had a better weekend. >> my friend karen, her sister got married, kimmie. i have a quick picture of kimmie and her husband, paul. it was this beautiful wedding in new hampshire. and it was this stone church, gorgeous, the reception was in this really cool lodge. >> hoda says i'm going to maine for the wedding. big surprise when they landed in manchester. >> before i left, there was this great cancer support community
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awards ceremony -- >> you were honored. >> there were other great people who were honored. jack ford hosted it, the emcee of the event. jack used to work here and worked at abc as well. and a great woman named jennifer griffin was also honored. she comes up in the next picture with these wonderful men. >> jennifer from fox. >> yes. >> she is fantastic. >> she is awesome. we had -- >> she is a cancer survivor and extraordinary journalist and lovely person. she looks like she's thriving, so glad. >> she looks awesome. >> want you guys to know this, and you may not, you may already know, george clooney is engaged. >> allegedly. >> no, he is. he is. "people" magazine reports it. and hwhen they report it, it's true. her name is amal alamuddin. she is -- she speaks three languages, she advised both kofi annan at the u.n., represented
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julian assange in the wikileaks trial. anyway -- >> wow that was quick. >> wasn't it? >> i think it wasn't as quick as we think. i think they were under cover. that's interesting. they were hanging out with julian assange, i think -- but they were overheard at dinner showing off a ring, to ed norton, on earlier, and talk ing with cindy crawford and her husband randy. >> they were dating six months. >> i heard more. i heard -- is it just six? somebody said -- >> somewhere in there, six or seven. stacy keebler got married. did she already get married? >> yes. >> and she's pregnant, i know. nbc news reached out to george clooney's team for confirmation and you know what happened? >> they got back to us. >> i couldn't believe it. what was riveting is what they told us. >> no comment. >> anyway -- >> just don't get back to us. >> we'll have more coming up in buzz. >> do you think some men are
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meant to just be eternal bachelors. i think there are some. i don't know if it is selfishness or they just know innately they want something different in life than that. or they know themselves so well that they're going to get bored and that wouldn't be fair to somebody. >> some people are like the shiny penny person. they want the next one and the next one and once they're bored with that one -- >> i went with a guy for a while who was married before and did not want to get married again. great guy, but his best friend took me aside and said, you know what, he's a great guy, but he always wants the back door open, you know? it is important to know. you got to discuss those things up front. we don't know what the gospel truth is about chris martin and -- but he is speaking out now. >> yes. we haven't -- >> uncoupling of the decade. >> everyone is always piling on her. >> we don't do that. >> we don't. but other people do. chris martin spoke out on bbc radio. we're thinking, everything is going to be clear. he's going to explain -- >> just confused it further, i think. >> we don't understand what he meant.
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but maybe you guys will. okay. first of all, he says he doesn't blame anyone for the breakup, that they needed to make some changes. here is his quote. if you can't open yourself up, you can't appreciate the wonder inside. so you can be with someone very wonderful, but because of your own issues you cannot let that be celebrated in the right way. >> also said you don't let love really in, you can't really give it back. >> and there is more things like that. we didn't get -- >> do you think -- i just -- what are the issues is the point? what kept him from -- maybe he doesn't want to share them, which is certainly his prerogative, but this has only confused me more. maybe they have a communication problem. >> we don't get it. >> we do have breaking news. >> oh, gosh. >> about the atlanta housewives. very important. we have to finish the story. we showed you the -- >> we are nbc news. >> we showed you the big smackdown between portia and kenya. they fought. >> not the whole country.
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>> they pulled the weave. anyway, this happened. someone pulled down, andy got in the middle, tried to break it up. police were called, arrests were made. >> does it look like a jerry springer show. >> yes, thank you. >> not that i watch, but i thatter. >> so portia is being called with one charge of battery. in this thing, she said i embarrassed myself, she was crying. she did an interview with "access hollywood" live and this is a little piece of it. >> we were talking about your song, flat line and about domestic abuse. you said you suffered it. here we are, you know, turning to our hands in a situation like that and granted you were pushed. do you have regrets when you watch that? >> i had regrets immediately after. you know, my relationship with kenya has been on the rocks up and down. i was bullied, you know, when i was in high school, elementary school. >> for what? for what? >> for being super skinny with big teeth and big eyes. at that moment, it felt like
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bullying on level ten. level ten bullying. >> you know, it is interesting about the word bullying. it is being used a lot for a lot of different things. >> i think it is being misused in some cases. i'm not sure about this one. >> i think if you're the weaker one, it is bullying. i think if two people are on a level playing field and say things to one another, i'm not sure if it is or not. >> what about the word cruel? bullying seems to be an ongoing taunting, never letting up, the kid is afraid to go to school because they know -- bullying seems to be ongoing. we haven't -- just in my own mind, that's what i think. i think that is just cruel. call it cruel, or call it wrong. >> kit and billy will do the entire interview tomorrow on "access hollywood" and "access hollywood live". >> they do a great job. they have found their doppelgangers. >> they have. >> someone who lost hers sadly, also following our friend tori spelling. we didn't realize she's been -- she's got this ongoing -- they
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don't call it reality series, docu-series. >> docu-series. i cannot keep them straight. she has been sharing intimate painful details about her troubled marriage on her new show called "true tori". >> there are reports that she was hospitalized for six days, not saying what the reasons are. he was reporting on saturday that she has been in the hospital for almost a week, and -- >> that's a long time. >> yeah. >> they're not saying what it is, stress related thing or something else. >> remember, we talked about it last week, hoda, you want things to get worse, put cameras in the room. >> i know. >> and now i'm fearing for her health because it is one thing, you fear for your marriage, you can survive a bad marriage, you can survive divorce, you can go on and have a very happy life, but you get sick and who is going to take care of her children? i just -- i turn those cameras off so fast, i'm sorry, i've got to heal my family. >> let's lighten it up. kind of depressing and sad. anyway, this is a little tiny
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bit of a bummer, but we'll make it good. we won't be able to see little prince george for a while because he's not going on vacation with his parents. >> he was told to turn the cameras off. >> so we're going to look at a montage just to look back because we love it so much. oh, my god. >> the wonder of it all. >> oh, my gosh. >> i guess he started crying when he left, though, right? >> look at his little legs. >> interesting in everything. he's got some teeth. we're happy to report. >> we were counting. anyway, he's such a -- >> i love all babies. all the clothes are selling out in the stores and she is smashing. >> she's unbelievable. >> smashing. what a great, great choice she was for him and for the royal family and makes us love him all the more too, you snow.
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>> this little boy is in the tabloid scandal already. "us weekly" is accused of photo shopping the most handsome baby in the world. apparently they disputed the allegations. they said it was a blueish tint and they tried to bring it back to normal color and they didn't airbrush, didn't add any rosiness to his cheeks, that's how the cheeks are. anyway, but, you know -- >> i'm sorry, he can't get better. they have done that to me on occasion on cover and things. they have to you as well. i am all for it. you have my permission to airbrush me out the wazoo. it is in my contract. one time it bothered me, though, because they showed my hands, and i always just, you know, the way you do your nails or whatever, it is very personal to you. it is an expression of your personal grooming and what you like to look at. they took my french manicure, which i had always had for years, and put pink and rounded it, like rounded the nails. and it was, like, ghoulish to me because it is not what i do.
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i took umbrage to that. >> okay. >> favorite things. >> favorite things. we had this young lady on our show in the past. she's really an extraordinary role model for young girls. bethany hamilton. remember the young surfer in hawaii who lost her arm to a shark attack and a movie was made, i think it was called "soul surfer," just a spectacular young woman. this is called "a girl's guide to a fit, fun, and fabulous life." i read it, not all of it, but lots of it last week. great recipes, exercises, great advice. and she's a deeply faithful young woman, happily married now and she's turned a tragedy into a great triumph. it is released on may 6th, $14 at i think you can preorder those things, right? >> yes, you can. my favorite thing is right here. >> let's dip in. >> if you want a springtime dish and it is so easy, two ingredients, three, watermelon,
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fresh basil, big chunks of it, and balsamic glaze. not balsamic vinegar, the glaze. it looks a little thicker. >> like hoinen sauce. is that how you say it? hoisin. >> if you like it, you can put tomatoes in with it. >> if you're not lactose intolerant, hoda -- >> open, open. wait, get the basil. isn't that good? all the flavors -- >> delicious. >> we want to give a shoutout to two special people in with us today. rhonda hartsle and michelle orits. they won our show as an auction item for their auction speaks event. they're both nurses in the armed services. god bless them. ed asner arranged the whole thing. we're going to have wine tasting. >> and we're going right after the show, in case you're wondering -- >> we're wondering. >> we're co-hosting the matrix
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>> thank you. >> once again, welcome. once again, it is adorable. >> so cute. >> thank you for being here. you can go home now. >> the ideas just keep coming for this little character, don't they? >> she's so rich, really. >> she is. we know her so well now that it is great fun. she is like a member of our family. >> and they do become like family, they become real. >> they become family to a whole generation of little children reading them. and that is so -- you have a legacy of all your films which have done that. now to have this with your own daughter. >> this is such a pleasure. >> nothing sweeter. >> i know. >> how do you work together? how does that work out? >> we really -- it is very organic process. mostly verbal. i'm the scribe and we brainstorm out loud. >> yes, we do. >> over tea. >> over tea, lots of tea. and the best idea wins. and a lot of respect. so she's more passionate or i'm more passionate about holding on to something, the other one
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seems to always listen somehow. >> kind of disappointed it never comes to blows. we want to hear stories like kenya and portia. >> we have a healthy discussion. >> what is she like as a mom growing up? was she the disciplinarian? >> she was firm and there were certainly healthy boundaries. she was very protective of us which was great. >> you have to. >> she was very hands on. she was really -- even when she was working long hours, she was always there, making eggs at 5:00 in the morning before we went to school or -- and did you go back to bed after i left for school? >> i don't remember. maybe went up to have a shower and get ready for the day. >> what about having a mom who is just so famous and all those different areas? >> didn't really -- it's what it was. >> i don't think i really saw it that way. i was aware that this was what she did for a living, but she was just mom. >> actually the grandchildren have more of a surprise sometimes, don't they? >> probably, although i think in
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many ways they're even more used to it because they see themselves on camera all the time these days. everybody has got their cameras -- >> everybody is a star in their own little -- >> the whole theme of the series. everyone is their own -- >> we noticed this morning you're doing issues about self-image and all that, and this little girl, she couldn't fit in more beautifully because it is all about your inner sparkle. and being individual. and what matters. >> and how unique every -- >> how unique every individual is. >> had they're little, they want to be like everybody else, don't they? they don't appreciate their uniqueness. this is such an important. >> somehow it all comes out. in the case of this little girl, my granddaughter, hope, who is -- she is totally unique and individual and they all have their special -- >> you must hear great stories from readers who say my daughter just can't put this down. it must feel good. >> fabulous.
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welcome back. beautiful day shaping up for the bay area. temperatures in the mid-70s. it will hit 73 degrees in the south bay. peninsula at 73 as well. and 66 degrees, comfortable conditions in san francisco, with major warming just around the corner. as of tomorrow, we'll be about 10 to 15 degrees warmer, feeling like s'moretime, and then the 90s move in at the midsection of the week. the heat will start to break a touch by wednesday, but not before we hit the century mark wednesday into thursday. we'll show you who gets the hottest today at 11:00. let's say good morning to mike. >> i'll show you the toll plaza, we still have backup but things starting to move much more nicely over the last few minutes. the approach coming through oakland, we've started a smooth flow through downtown. just in the last end of it at the bay bridge toll plaza. the rest of the bay, nothing big. south bay clearing except the
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101 right past the airport. join laura and i coming up in half an hour at 11:00. we're back with more of "today" on this fun day monday, time for "today's buzz." we give you the inside scoop on all the hot, hot hollywood gossip that you missed over the weekend. >> here with all the celebrity news you can't live without are bonnie fuller, president and editor in chief of and from nbc's gossip gram, roseann colletti. hello, ladies. >> trouble in the midwest and stuff, but most people are out, and might not have heard that george clooney is he officially off the market? >> well, it is not official as in confirmed by his publicist. >> but enough said. >> yes. we believe -- apparently they told edward norton in a restaurant in nobu, in l.a.,
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that -- he was with cindy crawford and edward came over to the table and she's wearing this ring and they told him the news that they were engaged. >> what do you make of how quickly it happened after -- >> i think everyone is asking who this woman is. he only met amal alamuddin in october. it is seven months. it is very quick. she's an oxford educated british human rights attorney. >> yes. >> speaks three languages. >> yes. >> yeah. >> she is super smart. and the big question, of course, is going to be are they going to have a commuter relationship. they already had dates all over the world. >> she lives in london. he's based in l.a. he's taken her to the white house, to meet president obama. >> i'm sure to lake como. >> life is going to be good. >> i want her life. >> let's talk about beyonce and jay-z. >> for the first time, they're
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going to tour together. it kicks off in miami on may 25th. wraps up in august, in san francisco. 16 american cities, two canadians in that group. not new york barclay center. >> why? >> don't know yet. some dates may be announced later. >> are the songs collaborations or he sings and then she sings -- >> i think it is going to be a combination. they love to perform together. and, i mean, she has her album, beyonce did fantastic, but the thing is she just finished a year long world tour. >> ivy blue will be singing three-part harmony with them pretty soon. >> who knows. maybe it is going to be like a maternity tour. they're going to be together. >> and if you can have a lot of help and get a lot of rest between each gig, being together -- >> what about mila kunis? >> what's your point? >> another unconfirmed engagement, marriage, baby bump.
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>> did they confirm that they're engaged? >> she's wearing a rock. but she also, though, was flashing. if it wasn't the baby bump, it was a huge food bump all weekend. the couple were at the stagecoach music festival in california. look at that. >> she wasn't trying to hide it. >> no. >> i think that's -- >> all the barbecue. >> that's a baby bump? >> that is like a bagel. >> yeah, yeah. >> she kept wearing these short tops and he was cradling her. >> reportedly the baby is due sometime in october. >> they're a sweet couple. >> my daughter was out at that this -- the stagecoach, and so much fun. >> is that it? >> there is another one. jennifer lawrence, supposedly -- is she engaged or not? >> another unconfirmed. what happened is she goes out in london with nicholas holt, her long time boyfriend, and she's wearing a big heart shaped turquoise ring with gold all around it. there you see it.
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and she actually, like, held up her hand. so people, of course, are wondering if she's engaged. >> i thought somebody from her camp said it is not -- it is just a ring she loves and only fits that finger. they're denying it. >> that's the story. she has to be careful with what she's wearing on that finger because she has been with nick holt for quite a while now. >> is orlando bloom dating selena gomez? what is that picture? >> they were together. this is interesting. they went to a chelsea handler show on the weekend and came together and left together. we saw -- heard this of hollywood life and they were having a great time together. met each other before -- >> she's unfollowed the kendal and kylie. >> and bieber. but he just release td a new so yesterday and it is all about her, clearly all about her. >> all right. coming up when you look in the mirror, what did you see? >> i don't want to see this.
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and effortlessly turn your photos into finished projects with our snapfix app. visit today. ♪ it is time for elvis duran's artist of the month when he introduces us to his pick for next big thing in music. >> the musician you want to keep
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your eye on, this time around, is matthew hemmerline, better known as -- easier to say, mofang. >> his album is available on itunes. hello. >> how is it going? >> hello, elvis. >> we brought a lot of music to the "today" show. the texture changes today. it is a little different sound. we have all sorts of electronics. he plays every instrument on the album. "people" magazine says it is their favorite album of the year. >> you're a classically trained musician. >> i started playing violin. >> gives you such an edge. >> yeah. >> where did you go the lofang thing. >> popped into my brain when i was driving across country, just -- >> why wouldn't it? >> yeah, why wouldn't it? >> has to be cool opening for lorde. that has to be an amazing situation. >> it was amazing.
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like, she's such a fantastic performer and her audience is such a joy to play for every night. >> what caught you about this guy? you're so selective in who you choose. >> i am. i'm very picky. except for the shows i'm on on tv. >> watch it. >> and your wine. >> not allowed to talk about the wine. >> you listen to the album, it takes you to a special place and then you realize he did everything on the album, writes it, produces it, arranges it, plays every instrument. >> he's got everything. >> these guys were napping in the green room this morning. >> what are you going to play for us? >> a song called -- >> how many different instruments dinstrumen instruments do you play today? >> just two. >> just two today. >> lo-fang. >> lo-fang. ♪ and you should get out
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>> wow. >> different. >> oh, my gosh. that was really cool. >> beautiful. >> you're cheating yourself if you don't hear the entire album. the whole thing together is an amazing piece of art. >> i'm blown away. it is so beautiful. >> thanks, you guys. that was awesome. >> the love-hate relationship women have with their
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it is time for our special series love your selfie, reclaiming beauty. and today it is about the complicated relationship women have with their mirrors. >> a recent dove survey found that one in three women say the mirror feels like her cruelest critic and nine out of ten said they felt badly when they looked in the mirror, choosing words like fat and unattractive to
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describe what they see. >> we flekt reflected on what w. take a look. >> i see me. i see me. an older version of the same woman. wiser. little plumper, she's fine. she's all i got. >> i see a body that i'm glad to be in because when, you know, it was six years ago that i had breast cancer and i was always very critical of my body all the time, i was always looking at it and poking it and when you're just happy that you have what you have, you feel lucky. >> if i'm not working, i don't look at myself at all. only time it matters is if i have to go on camera or take pictures or something like that. when i'm not around the theater or i'm not around a set, i don't wear makeup, don't wear spanx and don't do my hair and i love
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my scrunchy. >> stomach. i see my stomach first. that's why i'm wearing this blousy sweater because i like things that hang long and mask a little bit. i probably look there first. >> i looking back now wish i had been more careful about some of the things i would say in front of my daughter. she's got a very, very healthy self-image, but i use humor a lot in my life. and so i would say things, like, do you believe -- that kind of stuff trying to be funny. i hope it didn't do much damage long term. >> yes. you know when you wake up and you have, like, baggie eyes because you didn't sleep much, that initial look-see in the mirror when you go, oh, but the days you get rest, and you wake up and suddenly that day feels awesome. >> i guess my reaction would be my stomach, but i have this stomach because i had two cesarean sections, so i could
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have my children. so you have to say to yourself, was it worth it and that's a stupid question. >> i look -- i think i look happy. i don't know. i feel happy. i hope, you know, you hope what you feel inside is how you look. >> i love that, hodi. >> that turned out much better than we thought. >> see, now i love us. tomorrow as part of the series, tony winner sutton foster, such a talent, joins us to talk about beauty, self-image and her new show, which got rave reviews. i'm sure there is a tony in her future. >> up next, blue bloods star bridget moynahan is with us. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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she's the model turned actress who appeared in dozens of magazines, commercials, tv shows and movies.
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these days you can find bridget moynahan on the hit series "blue bloods" playing erin reagan, an assistant d.a. living among a family of new york cops. >> now, bridget is taking on a new challenge to live below the line. it is an awesome idea. she's here to tell us all about it. great to welcome you back. >> good morning, thank you for having me. >> she is sharing love and spreading beautiful radiance everywhere she goes. >> we're doing a whole thing this week, i think you saw the piece before, it was a love your selfie thing. girls have trouble with self-confidence when it comes to their self-image. i'm sure you talked to a lot of young girls. what advice do you give them? >> i kind of think we as adults also, i think you mentioned this in your piece, that we have to change the way we speak about ourselves and about other people in front of our children. and i think that the girls are getting insecure about being fat or -- >> going on a diet. >> yeah, at 7, 8, 9, 10 years
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old. and it is absurd. >> such an unrealistic reflection of beauty, in all the magazines, where everything is airbrushed, even beautiful women are made -- have imperfections and those are cleansed away. all of a sudden, if you had a zit that day, it is gone, or an extra pound, they can round you out. >> that has always been the case. we always had that, just we have more venues for it and more magazines that also just take pictures of celebrities, out and then pick them apart. i think it is the picking apart that is bad for all of us to hear and read and look at and, i mean, i would love that to end. >> that is bullying. >> we want to talk about your live below the line idea. this is a great idea. so explain to everyone what you're trying to do here. >> we're asking people to live on $1.50 a day. that's what 1.2 billion people live on, for all their expenses. >> year round. >> every day. every day. >> you're asking people to do it for between one and five days, right? >> yes, april 28th to may 2nd.
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just for food and water or food and drink, to really kind of somewhat step into the shoes of these people that we're trying to raise money for. >> yeah. >> and, you know, it is obviously they have to make huge decisions and if their child is sick, they might have to go without a meal because that's what they're living on. >> so what connected you to this project. what was it about it that made you want to join in? >> i met the people from global poverty project at u.n. last year, and just was very impressed with the way they really take a look at how to get their message out and all these different projects that they do have year round. and they really think of great ideas to get people involved. >> you think of $1.50, how do you even do that? have you planned it out yet? >> i have a great team leader and i have -- i'm doing it with four other people. we pulled our money, we have got a very strict diet and i pushed them to make sure they were healthy meals. so i think that's something that
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i found challenging going into a grocery store and still having healthy diet on this kind of money. so you do have to plan ahead. >> what if someone does it for one day or one -- or five days, the fact you're going to do it is just awesome. >> think about the choices other people have to make. >> talk about "blue bloods," by the way. good for you. >> it's hot. >> i know. i'm excited. i'm so thrilled to be here in new york. >> and you shoot here. where do you shoot this? >> we have a studio out in green point, we shoot all over the city. >> the trucks all the time. >> will you do me a personal favor, please? >> maybe. >> give him a big wet kiss for me. >> a wet willy? >> no, a big wet kiss. anywhere you want, just say it is from kathie lee. >> he'll remember.
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he'll tell you the story. >> thank you so much. >> tomorrow, best cleaning products. that will make you tune in. >> we'll see you tomorrow.
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right now, at 11:00, crews pulled debris out of the bay that may belong to one of the planes involved in the midair crash over the north bay. plus, survivors of yesterday's 30-plus tornadoes used the light of day to figure out what's left, and what's next. one major company after another dropping sponsorships with the clippers. after allegations that the team's owner made racist remarks. good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. >> we begin with the search for a missing pilot in the waters of the san pablo bay. a coast guard cutter is in the bay after two planes crashed


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