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more shot. he played for the washington generals. >> we will quit right there. we will see you at 11:00. good morning. breaking news. . good morning. breaking news, a massive explosion overnight levels part of a crowded jail in florida. at least two people are dead. more than 1r0i6r9s and inmates injured. we'll go live to that scene. waug water logged, a regard shattering deluge up to maine, hundreds of rescues carried out. roads caveing in and swallowing cars. a leave of absence, toronto's notorious mayor rob ford leaving his post to enter rehab as new images emerge appearing to show the mayor once again smoking crack. and making music, just days
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after a domestic dispute landed them in court, they release a due duet. as the police report sheds light on what started that fight today, thursday, may 1st, 2014. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. a big story unfolding today. >> a deadly explosion in a jail in pensacola, an area still dealing with record flooding. we will talk about that more in aic is. gabe gutierrez is there. gabe, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. the explosion, the apparent gas
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explosion happened around 11:00 last night. this morning, emergency officials are still assessing the damage if figuring out what happened. right now, at least two people are dead. 150 others are injured, that includes corrections officers and inmates. with retold we are told most have non-threatening injuries. they are scouring the building. we are told everyone was accounted for. this was a massive explosion. much of the building destroyed, part of it collapsed. one witness calls it again a massive explosion. he says the earth shook like an earthquake the building had around 600 people in it at the time. everyone accounted for. the inmates have been transferred to other local facilities, matt. >> the facility has been secure. there have been major roanes, gabe, lots of flooding. some people said that may have contributed to the explosion in some way. >> reporter: well, authorities are investigating the exact
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cause of the explosion. but as you said, there has been record breaking flooding here. this building suffered extensive flooding yesterday. jail official dos tell me this explosion does appear to be related to that flooding. this building also flooded back in 2012. but nothing like this. now after this explosion, the building has been deem structurally unsound, matt. >> gabe gutierrez on this story in florida. thank you very much. >> you mentioned the heavy rain there. the problems tied to the flooding stretches well beyond florida this morning. following a day of record rain up and down the east coast. dylan dreyer is in baltimore this, mo. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah, right here, i'm at the intersection of north charles street and 26th street or what's left of 26th street. right here in the city of baltimore. from up above, you can see a better view of this partial road collapse. most likely caused by the deluge of rain we had here on wednesday and overnight.
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as it washed away the earth below the street and sent it tumbling down. engineers are now assessing the situation. this is one of the many examples we are seeing across the country from the this week's enormous storms. the tri-state area is waking up to a wet commute this morning after a night of non-stop rain. philadelphia, new jersey and new york are now feeling the recommend navents of the same weather system that brought deadly tornado to the south just days ago. weather caused hundreds of flight delays and cancellations in much of the northeast. with dallas airport reporting the wettest spril april day on record. the relentless rain proving too much. some ended up feet from the train tracks below. >> we heard a large boom. about two seconds later, the waves sounded like this. >> i think of a sink hole, i
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think of florida not patriot more. >> reporter: meanwhile, across the south, residents just starting to wake up from tuesday's tornadoes are now coping with waist high waters from flash floods. in pensacola, florida, record rainfall left the streets forfeit for boats than cars a. terrifying moment for a woman trapped if her car on a flooded roadway. three water lean workers saw the distressed woman and sprung into action. >> all i could think about is i didn't want to see her die. >> reporter: with moments to spare, a successful rescue from the rushing water. >> thank you all, you all saved my life. >> anything we can do. >> i appreciate it. i wasn't going to last much longer. >> reporter: now not far from here, 20 miles to the south in laurel maryland, we have reports of evacuations of about 200 residence. now, there was a planned dam release just to allow some of
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the high water to come through. we ended up with up to seven inches of rain in this area. so they need to do that to keep everybody safe in the surrounding area. the good news is, we are starting to see the clouds break apart and the rain is coming to an end. this whole storm system should exit the east coast for good later today. i have a feeling a lot of people are thinking good riddence. >> indeed, dill an dryer in washington. thank you. the question out of my mouth, are we done with the weather? >> we are done with the raep t. residual will continue. we have this runoff. people thought we can't wait for winter to end, spring to begin, not so much. flash floods into parts of pennsylvania, flash flood watches in effect for just outside washington, d.c. and, in fact, we put in the rivers here, we have major flooding possible for river levels from philadelphia on into central new jersey on up into
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upstate new york, wilmington, delaware as well. more rain. but the good news is it's moving out. it's pushing up and. that's going to mean as the system moves up, we will see clearing coming in behind it. there will be a few residual showers left over in the next hour or two. rainfall amounts relatively light. a quarter of an inch to a half inch more. that's mostly, guys, into new england. as bad as that weather has been, it's over, it's nowhere near as bad as the coordination of our pattern. >> this is pattern apocalypse right now. >> we are wearing the johnny carson collection. >> the car dress works with the two playeds and -- >> the gold lemay situation. >> there was the dhitty chitty bang bang collection. >> those who live in played jackets really should not cast stones. >> all right. there are new projects for
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embattled toronto mayor rob ford. he says he'll take a leave of absence to get professional help for substance abuse problems. this is in the wake of last year's scandal, in which he admitted smoking crack and a promise ford made to us here on "today." >> ultimately, matt, actions speak louder than words. i invite you to come back, five me five or sex months. if you don't see a difference, i'll eat my words. >> that was toronto mayor rob ford nearly six months ago when we sat down during a public display of drug use. overnight, mayor ford announced he is headed to rehab after two new troubling recordings surfaced. the toronto "sun" posted and audio recording it says is from monday night. on it a voice attributed to ford makes lewd comments about his wife and female rival in the race for mayor. the other allegations is summed up in these imagess from canada's globe and mail. they claim it's video filmed on
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saturday. they allege it shows ford smoking crack. nbc news has been unable verify the authenticity of the recordings. in a statement, mayor ford says, i have a problem with alcohol, and the choices i have made while under the influence. and i know that i need professional help and i am now 100% committed to getting myself right. the original allegations of substance abuse surfaced this time last year. >> i may have had some drinks. i know it was wrong. >> i did not use crack cocaine, nor am i an addict of crack cocaine. >> water the matter with you? >> we spoke with the mayor at the height of the controversy last november. you played a game of semantics. they asked you were you a crack addict to you, you said, no. >> they said, do you use crack cocaine? no, i don't use crack cocaine, i don't. have i tried crack cocaine? yes, i tried crack cocaine.
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>> all of this let the toronto city council to strip the mayor of much of his powers. at the time ford assured us he had no plans to leave office, vowing to turn his life around. >> obviously, you don't want to play a game of "i told you sos" here. everybody saw this coming. he admitted he has a problem. hopefully, he'll get help for it. >> he plans to stay in the mayoral race. all right, let's turn to the scandals, clippers several high profile celebrities are mentioned as potential buyers if sterling is, indeed, forced to sell, does sterling have other plans about that? let's go to the staples center with more. mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah, as you showed among the biggest names already mentioned, key players and investors, talk show titan oprah winfrey and former laker's star
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magic johnson, so far, donald sterling has given no hint whether he will consider selling no what's the commissioners say. the first order of business is on the court tonight t. clippers up three games to two, over a gut check on monday as the scandal swirled and them. but off the court today, a committee of nba owners will meet to gen what could be the process of kicking donald sterling out of their club, as urged by fba commissioner adam silver after bank the clipper's owner from the team and the leak for life. >> i will urge the board of governors to exercise its authority to force a sale of the team. >> reporter: easier said than done, liam experts agree, sterling has a lit tim just history and a unanimous vote by fellow owners could take years. >> the question is, will the pressure from the other owners, from the sponsors, the players, will that be sufficient to essentially force him to sell the team? >> reporter: sterling remained silent.
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nearly a dozen potential bidders for his team purchased in known 81 for $12 million now over half a billion. apong them, oscar de la hoya and floyd merriweather interested in a piece. so practice when friday says she will build a team to buy itout right, many hall of naim famer lenny wilson who would love to see the nba return to seattle as the favorites to win the clipper's franchise. >> i would say magic johnson's name stands out amopping all of them. he's been in the sport. he knows what to expect. >> reporter: what to expect? donald sterling's next move? he hasn't said. experts say it could be great for him to sell where he chooses to stand and fight and could cost him hundreds of billions down the road.
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matt. savannah. >> all right. thank you. >> natalie is here with the latest on that dangerous wildfire. that's out in california. >> that's right. a mandatory evac order has been listed for some areas burned by more than a thousand acres. wind gusts up to 70 miles an mpered fire fighters efforts east of los angeles. firefighting aircraft were grounded. those winds died down. but they could pick up again today. some schools are expected to remain close as well. we are learning about a botched execution in oklahoma that is reigniting a national debate over the death penalty. >> reporter: in the wake of the botched execution of clayton lockett, the oklahoma governor is calling for a review. >> the state needs to be certain of its protocols and its
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procedures for executions in our state. >> reporter: still she defended the death penalty for lockett. he was convicted of murdering a man in 1999. he was struggling. witnesses say it was horrifying. >> once he started speaking and moving a little more forcefully, it was apparent that things weren't going according to plan. >> reporter: officials stopped the execution but said lockett suffered a massive heart attack and started 43 minutes after it started. a second execution has been stayed untils the completedp. on wednesdayhe white house weighed in, saying it wasn't done huh panly. >> it is cruel, it's inhumane, it's certainly not up to our standards of decency in this country. >> reporter: while officials blamed a ruptured vein for the botched procedure, it was the first time this cocktail of trucks were used. oklahoma and other states are
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struggling to find lethal injection drugs, after the suppliers say they want to part of capital punishment. the state refused to issue the details ahead of time about the chemicals used. huge black clouds of smoke could be seen for miles after a train carrying crude oil derailed in virginia wednesday. several buildings were evacuated if downtown lynchburg. three tankers leaked crude oil into the james river. the ntsb now is investigating. president obama is lashing out against senate republicans for blocking an increase in the federal minimum wage. the president says their vote denied millions of americans a way out of poverty. the white house and democrats are pressing for an increase in $7200925 an hour to $10.10 cents. they say an increase would result in job losses. the white house is missing claims by for lindsey graham at
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a preel undisclosed talking pints e-mail is a smoking gun about the 2012 attack in benghazi that killed four americans. graham says the e-mail shows what he calls quote political operatives in the white house working to create a political narrative at odds with the facts. the white house says the e-mail was explicitly not about benghazi but about the overall situation in the region. more trouble this morning for heisman trophy winner jamieis winston the florida state quarterback was issued a civil citation after he admitted he left a tallahassee supermarket for notpl paying $30 worth of cb legs and crawfish. he admitted and he will avoid a criminal record. winston has previously faced allegations of sexual assault last december but was never charged. forget about rain delays, it was a dog that stole the show at a
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college softball game in oregon. >> the delay in the 3rd, over to 1st, and a dog on the field. oh boy. that's something you don't see every day. >> oh, isn't that cute? >> the plaufl pup couldn't resist having fun, pulling off a couple of steals, not bases, but the gloves were off. at first he got the shortstop's glove, dropped that. he went after the center fielder's glove and carried that one around for several minutes. eventually the glove was retrieved. western oregon went on to beat simon phrasier 8-0 but the dog was way ahead. exactly. >> he had pine tar right by his neck. that was really odd. >> strictly paws. >> mr. roker. >> all right. let's show you what's happening around the country today. we do still have rain from florida all the way on up into the northeast of new england, thanks to this slow moving cold
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front. we also have wet weather back to the glangs with morning fog, expect another toasty day down through the southwest. 91 in phoenix today and, in fact, we will look in the next half hour at the santa ana winds. they will cause some more fire danger from our friends if southern catch. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. my gratitude and most especially, my love. happy mother's day. nbc bay area microclimate weather forecast is sponsored by yuk yuk
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yukult probiotic drink. cooling clouds in san francisco but mild out there to start the day. 64 degrees currently in san francisco. the north bay, chilly out there. some heat relief at 48 degrees. you're still going to jump to about 91 today, but the difference between yesterday and today is about three to five degrees, which means we're not flirting with the triple digits, more like the low 90s in the hottest cities across the bay area. >> al, thank you. look who's here. >> hey, good morning, everybody. >> you have no idea. >> i can't believe you haven't seen "star wars" by the way. >> unbelievable. might remember long island teenager. this guy was accepted to all eight ivy leagues. he made his decision. come on in to the orange room. what a lot of people are making a comparison considering this is a non-athlete, almost like a lebron decision-style press conference yesterday just to see where this young man is going to go to school. let's take a look at that.
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>> i'm excited and proud to announce that this fall i'll be a member of yale university class of 2018. >> yale. he had his choice. #decisionday. victoria is going to be class of colby, 02018. even your kids are getting into the action. #decisionday. let us know. what would have you picked? eight ivy leagues, al? >> i can't even name all eight. >> harvard on the hawking. ohio university. by the way, you heard from his parents yesterday. they say they really pushed him hard. his father said 95 should shall the lowest grade you get in high school. >> wow. >> pretty good. >> it worked for him. your results may vary at
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but your small donation will get milk to their local food banks. you'll fill glasses with milk and hearts with hope. donate now at a very good thursday morning to you. 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. massive flames forced two people and a dog out of their san jose home. one person was burned on the hand but expected to be kay. that fire broke out just before 9:30 last night on foxworthy avenue near the campbell border. firefighters had a hard time actually reaching those flames because there was some type of clutter in the front yard. no word yet on a cause. several may day demonstrations planned throughout the bay area today. activists will call for all kind of things from immigrant rights and an end to evictions and police brutality. protesters will march in san francisco and oakland in santa rosa activists will focus on
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andy lopez the 13-year-old boy killed by a sonoma sheriff deputy who thought the replica rifle was a real gun. two marches in san jose for immigrant and worker rights. the first starts at 4:00 p.m. from our lady of guadalupe church. the two groups will meet for a rally at city hall. also remember may day as a time to put a basket of flowers outside somebody's doorstep, christina. >> do something nice for somebody today, if you can. clear, mild, san jose, anybody working outside drop off a water bottle. it is going to be another hot one. clear, warm start in san francisco and part of the reason why is because we're starting out in the mid-60s in san francisco and that means because of the mild start even with onshore flow coming back into the picture today significant cooling at the coast and only a touch of cooling in the inland valley spots. peninsula at 91 and 92 in the south bay, but here's the deal,
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temperatures drop like a rock. tomorrow five to ten degrees cooler and all-important weekend. 70s and comfort. down right comfortable levels. got to wait a couple more days, though, mike, over to you. >> bring some of the cold water to our crossing guard today. looking over here northbound 880 and cool off here and get a chance to relax because you're still slow up at the coliseum and the earlier crash at 23rd and oak street has cleared. two incidents in the area and it's clearing pretty quickly through that area and slow south 680 getting in towards walnut creek and rest of the day, not so bad. >> thank you very much, another update in half an hour. is split in two. you can either have high-end or low-price.
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we're back now at 7:30 on a thursday morning. it is the 1st of may, we're back now at 7:30 on a thursday morning. it is the 1st of may, 2014. that's the scene in kansas city this morning. a little grey. maybe some sun there later on. we haven't seen the sun for a day or so here in new york city. lots of rain over the last 24 hours. but if you're waking up to sunshine, share your pictures with us with the #todaysunrise. meantime, welcome back inside studio 1a. some of the stories making headlines -- an explosion overnight has leveled part of a jail in pensacola, florida. at least two people were killed, 150 others injured. investigators are trying to determine if the blast is connected to wednesday's widespread flooding in that area.
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malaysian airlines is out with a new statement this morning telling the families of passengers on flight 370 that the airline will be closing its family assistance center as this investigation enters a new phase. >> that's going to be hard for those families. plus, toronto mayor rob ford says he is taking a leave of absence to get help for alcohol problems. meantime, a canadian newspaper has released a new video in which mayor ford appears to be smoking crack cocaine again. nbc news has not verified the authenticity of this video. still to come this morning, we have an exclusive interview with the missouri father who's now locked up after avoiding prison because of a clerical error. he went on to lead a law abiding life and this morning why that man says he should not be forced to serve his 13-year sentence. then, do you have the right to build the home of your dreams? this is -- we'll tell you how one couple was forced by their neighbors to stop construction on their new home. >> these neighborhood codes are in place in a lot of different
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places. gets a little dicey after a while. this half-hour, madeleine mccann's parents speak out overnight as the seventh anniversary of their daughter's disappearance approaches. nbc's keir simmons is in london. >> reporter: kate and gerry mccann say the search for her abductor has been slowed by bureaucracy in britain and portugal where she disappeared. it is hard to believe the differences wouldn't just be put aside to find out what happened when seven years ago saturday madeleine just vanished. >> it is still painful and living in limbo not knowing is horrible. >> reporter: this was madeleine just 3 years old and how she would have looked through the years. she'd now be 10. she vanished from a vacation apartment in portugal. her mom and dad desperately searched. they were arrested, then cleared but their little girl is still missing. >> we haven't found madeleine or
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we haven't found what happens then we haven't done enough. >> reporter: she says seven years later police in britain and portugal are still not working together closely. >> we want ideally a joint investigation team so the work can be streamlined, bureaucracy is reduced and progress can be made much quicker. >> reporter: scotland yard recently announced what might be vital leads. >> there's been a whole series of crimes against young children by people breaking into apartments and potentially linked. >> reporter: they may even have a key suspect, a man wearing a distinctive top but british police haven't been allowed to go to portugal to investigate. >> all those differences will need to be put aside to move forward to get some resolution for madeleine and for those near and dear to her. >> to find out what happened to her and who was responsible. >> exactly. >> reporter: for madeleine's parents, so they can know what happened to their little girl. >> even though seven years is
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gone, there's lots and lots of things that still need investigated. >> they are still hopeful they will be allowed to go to portugal to carry out those investigations while kate and gerry mccann know the outcome may be the worst for madeleine. what's amazing about this couple, even during these painful years, guys, they've used the publicity to help bring about a u.s.-style amber alert system in europe. >> thank you. >> they definitely deserve some answers. take a turn now, get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by jared, the galleria of jewelry. truly unique designs that you won't find just anywhere. that's why he went to jared. we've got changes coming temperaturewise around the country. the jet stream gets way down to the south in the eastern half of the country, but out west it is much warmer. we've got that ridge of high pressure and that's bringing winds up from the south and
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that's going to cause some record breaking temperatures today. look at these readings. seattle, 85. record is 81. 88 in portland. medford, 88. that's going to come near the record. fresno, 96 degrees. even down to san diego. they're going to smash their record. 81. 91 is their high today. here's what we've got again for the third day in a row. elevated fire danger. natalie told you last half-hour about those brush fires. we've got low relative humidity, high wind warnings and gusts of 70 miles per hour in the mountains. 50 miles per hour in the valleys. the fire danger again very, very high for southern california today. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. 7:35. temperatures all over the place when it comes to your microclimate this morning. 48 degrees meanwhile up in santa rosa to kick off the die and temperatures because we're starting off so mild, strong
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high pressure for the first part of the day means another warm afternoon. 92 degrees in the south bay, 92 for the east bay and 78 degrees in san francisco. so, we will see some significant cooling today right at the immediate coast and a touch cooler today for your inland valleys. major cooling comes into the picture by this weekend. talking about earlier, this nasty dispute over a new house being built in raleigh, north carolina. it is a construction project that now has neighbors choosing sides. nbc's kerry sanders has more this morning. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. there are about 600 homes in this neighborhood. victorians, old shotgun bungalows. the value of the homes here is anywhere from $200,000 to several million dollars dollars. but as i walk across the street here, you can see there is another home here that neighbors say doesn't quite feel like it fits in with this historic neighborhood. now at issue is whether the couple building this home can be ordered to tear it down.
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the streets of oakwood. quiet, picturesque, beautifully restored homes from the 19th century. but one of these homes is not like the others. this two-story two-bedroom house is being built in a style known as modernism, made famous by architects like frank lloyd wright. lewis cherry, an architect himself and his wife marsha gordon say they made it clear all along they planned to build a different sort of home in this neighborhood. >> we believe that this is good for the preservation of this neighborhood. this neighborhood needs to be alive. it needs to be invested in. and it did not stop in time in 1880 or 1910. >> reporter: the couple got a city building permit and started construction. >> when you're given a building permit from a city, you expect that it means that you have permission to build. >> reporter: but when neighborhood started to see what was taking shape, the complaints began. >> but it is completely inappropriate for the
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neighborhood. it is totally in congruous. >> reporter: the fight is now headed to court as the house sits unfinished and empty. >> it is devastating for us. the cost to us is very high emotionally and financially. >> i just don't think it fits in a historic district. >> reporter: some neighbors say they cherish the history of the homes here and fear if a different architectural style takes hold, more will follow. >> that's the reason why this historic district was started in the first place, is to protect all of the homes in the district. to keep anything that's inappropriate out. >> reporter: those fighting the construction say lewis cherry and his wife knew they were taking a risk. >> kitchen, dining, living. >> reporter: for cherry, the dispute is a simple case of property rights. >> i don't think it is appropriate to exert your taste on other people's property rights. >> reporter: those in opposition say that this is not about property rights. they say they feel that it just doesn't seem to fit in.
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one thing that the judge will be taking into consideration is that this home here was built on what was a vacant lot. it is not as if there was an old victorian in disrepair that was torn down to make room for this construction. back to you guys. >> kerry sanders in raleigh. >> they got the plan approved by the city. they got permits. come on. >> all right. end of story. we know where al comes down on this one. >> appreciate it. >> zoning laws, just a hob we of his. coming up on "trending," what would "happy" be without pharrell? the original music star who was originally going to record the song. should he be released? a father who says he turned his life around after a clerical error allowed him to avoid a 13-year prison sentence. he's now speaking out from behind bars. the exclusive interview right after this. that's your new boss? yeah. well...your boss loves the beach. really?
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we're back now at 7:43 with a story that's sparking a big debate. for 13 years officials in missouri thought mike anderson was serving a sentence for armed robbery. but due to paperwork errors he never actually went to prison. instead, anderson built a new life and one he is now fighting to preserve. nbc national correspondent kate snow talked to him exclusively at a maximum security prison. kate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. last summer when the missouri state prison system went to release mike anderson is when they realized their mistake. they sent him then to the maximum security prison to finally serve out his 13 years. this is where mike anderson lives now. 22 hours a day in a cell. >> it is like my life is wasting away. >> reporter: anderson admits that on a summer night in 1999, he and a buddy were drinking and robbed aburg he king employee making a night deposit using what looked like a gun. anderson was sentenced to 13
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years but then was released on bond while he appealed. on his last appeal he listed his home address but in court the prosecutor says something else. >> that's when the prosecuting attorney hopped up and said no, my office checked, mr. anderson is currently incarcerated with the department of corrections. >> the prosecutor thought you were already in jail. >> yeah. >> and you weren't. >> i wasn't, no. >> reporter: now he faced a choice. he says his lawyer told him that the state would realize the error eventually. >> did you think about turning yourself in? >> the thought crossed my mind but once someone tells you, you know, it's not your job to turn yourself in, it's their job to come and get you, it's like, hey, well, i'm going to enjoy every moment that i can. >> did you wake up every day thinking this might be the day? >> for the first couple years, yes. yes, i did. when i'm in the shower i hear a noise outside, somebody closing the door, i'm thinking it's them at the door. every single day. >> so why not turn yourself in to avoid that? >> this isn't me. prison is not me.
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i couldn't do it. >> reporter: anderson says he was determined to prove he never belonged in jail. he became a master carpenter, started a contracting business. >> i became a man. i grew into the man that i was supposed to be. >> reporter: he built a family with his wife. loved helping the kids with their spelling homework. >> i make them spell every word five times and then use it in a sentence. at home. they're like we don't even do this at school. i'm like i don't care. you're going to do it here. >> reporter: anderson says he rehabilitated himself but the state still thinks he owes them 13 years. >> this is a highly unusual case. >> reporter: michael wolf, a former supreme court justice. >> the state still takes the position. we have a judgment. we are entitled to have this guy serve a sentence. how long a sentence, that's the question. >> reporter: the missouri attorney general's office wrote in court filings that mike anderson "took advantage of a situation he could have easily corrected." why should you not have to serve out 13 years? >> i shouldn't have to serve it
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out now because i feel the last 14 years of my life speak for itself. it shows that i'm not that person who they said i was. i wouldn't have turned out to be the man that i am now. >> reporter: he misses his kids. >> i worry about them every day. yes.sadness in your eyes. . >> i'm trying not to show it. >> what's behind that? >> my kids. the love for my family. >> reporter: by has faith that he will go home. >> every time i wake up, every time my name is called, every time the door opens i'm believing that it's my day. >> on monday a court is set to hear anderson's case in missouri. in court filings the missouri attorney general actually suggested legal paths that could lead to freedom for anderson. the attorney general told us in a statement his goal was to suggest a way for the court to balance three things -- the seriousness of the crime, the clerical error made and anderson's conduct in all these years since that crime. >> it is a fascinating dilemma. i'm sure people will be weighing
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in with strong opinions on both sides of this issue. carson is offense in the orange room with more on this. >> we want to let people weigh in. we have our survey up at or should mike anderson still serve his sentence. vote yes he should have to serve the time he was sentenced to, or no, he's rehabilitated his life 57bd should not have to serve his time. weigh in. >> kate, thank you. coming up on "love your selfie," reclaiming your body after fighting cancer. hoda and some other survivors share their touching stories. that's coming up. but first these messages. [ male announcer ] this season, let's do all kinds of color in all kinds of places. there. there. even up there. let's get the real dirt from a guy like this. not this. we're gonna save big and then we're going in. ♪ ready to color outside the lines? let's do this. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot.
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keep your heart open... ...and love will always find its way in. ♪ every kiss begins with kay.♪ back now at 7:52. you guys feel it yesterday? it was kind of the disturbance in the force where we learned that matt lauer has never seen "star wars"? >> thanks for that. by the way, i didn't hear anything about that online. no, nothing. yeah. >> i was thinking about those movies that you think everyone has seen but they haven't. carson's been kind of keeping a check on that. >> we're all going to be brave right now, tell everybody what we have not seen. #missedflicks. be honest. marsha wrote in -- i don't even know who you are anymore. >> thank you! >> there's matt's pick. >> i don't know what he is anymore. >> savannah, we don't know who you are, either.
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what was -- annie hall? >> i never saw it completely in its entirety either. >> i have never seen it. >> have never seen "citizen cane." >> i haven't seen it either. >> natalie. "field of dreams." really? >> i know! i can't quote it. no. >> it's so good. my pick was gone with the wind. i never saw it. too long. >> too long? too long? >> here's all our selections. everybody hasn't seen collectively "annie hall." the most. >> i've got more, by the way. i never saw "titanic." >> what! >> you are not the king of the world! >> any indiana jones movies. >> no, i jared the galleria of jewelry here. see this larger-than-life diamond? it's there because i'm a larger-than-life jewelry store. dan here needs a "julie, please spend the rest of your
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well, good morning, every wp. 7:56. i'm scott mcgrew. we could find out the name of the milet who died when his plane collided with another over the san pablo bay. the coroner's office now has the pilot's remains. the single engine cessna pulled out of the water yesterday with the body inside. on sunday the plane collided with another one causing the cessna to plunge into the water. people on the other plane managed to land maneta san jose passed an inspection just a week before a teen snuck into a wheel well of the plane. security protocols and the airport passed tsa standards. let's check the weather this morning with christina. good morning. >> hey, good morning to you, scott. good morning to you at home. one more hot day before
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temperatures start to really drop off and we're talking about a ten degree dropoff between today and tomorrow. right now these are your current conditions. 64 at san francisco and 67 in the east bay and crystal clear sky all across the board. those clouds will return as we get them this afternoon. mostly between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and as a result your temperatures significantly cooler at the coast. 78 degrees in san francisco and down from 85 yesterday and 92 in the south bay and 91 for the peninsula today. let's check your drive, here's mike. folks, look over here. northbound 101 slow here through san jose and typical pattern. look at the south bay, though. the bottom of your map here, that is where most of your slowing is for northbound 805. but the southbound side of saratoga is probably what is causing that problem. a crash two cars are sideways. doesn't show much on the sensors here and mark the latest tweet saying the distraction and the rubber neckers is causing a lot and rest of your bay pretty
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predictable. >> all right, mike, thanks. another local news update coming up for you in a half an hour. new mixim, creamy greek yogurt. with two unique ingredients. to mix in however your heart desires. go on. spoon me. mixim - from the ehrmann family. it's love, your way.
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thursday, may 1st, 2014. >> we love you! >> i've always wanted to come here since i was a little kid and today i'm here. >> we won a free trip to new york city. >> it's my birthday. >> and my birthday. ♪ >> good morning, montana. >> south carolina! >> we're representing brooklyn. >> we are from jacksonville, florida. morning, everyone. welcome back to "today." what a nice day we have out here. the rain is starting to clear, at least for the moment. feels pretty warm. we have a great crowd. what was that song that was firing? >> "serpentine fire" by earth, wind and fire. throwback thursday. that's right. who here still loves the show "friends"? can you believe this? carson, it's been ten years since the show's finale. and tomorrow we're going to
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celebrate that beloved sitcom, including a special concert from those guys who gave us the theme song "the rembrandt." >> can i tell you "the rembrandt" was the first cd i ever purchased. when cds first came on the scene, the rembrandt's cd is what i bought. it wasn't that song i bought, little trivia right there. let's head inside to natalie. she has a check of the morning's top stories. >> good morning, everyone. at least two people were killed and more than 100 injured by an explosion at a jail in pensacola, florida. gabe gutierrez is live with the very latest. >> reporter: good morning. there's some confusion. earlier we had been told that two inmates were confirmed dead and that everyone else was accounted for. however,p with the past few minutes the sheriff has said that those two people are confirmed dead, but there are three inmates unaccounted for. we don't know if they're among the dead, whether they may have
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escaped or whether they could be in the hospital. again, some confusion about those numbers but the explosion happened around 11:00 last night. more than 100 people were injured. although we're told most of them had nonlife threatening injuries. this building suffered extension flooding throughout the day yesterday. and investigators are trying to figure out what role that may have played in the apparent gas explosion. again, county officials have a little bit of conflicts numbers at this point. the sheriff said two people, two inmates are confirmed dead. at this point, three other inmates are unaccounted for. natalie, back to you. >> thank you. heavy rainfall flooded basements and streets along the east coast. in baltimore a block-long section of a residential street possible undermined by the rain caved in. the huge hole swallowed several cars and houses were evacuated
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until they could be checked for structural damage. no injuries reported. baltimore's mayor said the rough winter and spring having an impact. toronto's mayor ron ford is seeking treatment for substance abuse. the trip to rehab comes after canada's globe and mail newspaper published pictures said to show ford on saturday smoking what reporters believe was crack cocaine. ford has admitted using the drug in the past. in another paper the "toronto sun" posted an audio recording of a man said again to be mayor ford making lewd comments about his wife and a female rival in his race for re-election. nbc news has not been able to verify the recording. a case that's stirred national anger is back in the news. montana's supreme court ruled wednesday that the one-month accept tense -- sentence given to a former teacher for raping a student is too short. a new trial has been ordered.
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we have new details about the domestic dispute that led to the arrest of paul simon and his wife, edie brickell. brickell told police she slapped simon because he did something that broke her heart and he was acting like a spoiled baby. meanwhile, brickell posted a new love song and it's a duet called "like to get to know you" with simon singing backup. ♪ >> and their pal steve martin tweeted it's their response to all the headlines. well, some unexpected sprinkles delayed a minor league baseball game wednesday in ft. wayne, indiana. first baseman kicked the sprinkler cap while chasing a foul ball and that created a small geyser there. it was delayed for 20 minutes to give the field and some fans a chance to dry off. it is 8:05 right now. let's get another check of the
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weather from al. >> today's weather is brought to you by clorox. >> good morning. look at this. you were all together. the five of you for this -- whose birthday was it? all together? >> yeah. >> what's your name? >> kenny. >> glenn. >> marcia. >> that's terrific. you met together on facebook? >> yeah. >> that's terrific. well, congratulations. you're all together. >> it's our anniversary. >> happy anniversary. i guess -- yes. of your birthday. let's show you what we have got happening today. in the northeast that rain is starting to move out. bye-bye the all the flooding although it will hang around a little bit. we have showers up and down the east coast. out west, great weather. 88 in portland, oregon, today. 94 downtown l.a. where we're expecting sunshine throughout much of
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8:06. already noticing a little bit of increasing cloud cover here at the immediate coast. hard to tell from this picture of san francisco, though, that we are at 68 degrees right now. still cool up in the north bay at 55 degrees. 66 in the south bay, headed towards another very warm afternoon. look at your numbers. 92 in the south bay. 91 degrees for the peninsula today. and the good news is, we'll see some significant cooling at that coast. you'll reach about 78 degrees with onshore flow returning between about 12:00 and 6:00 tonight. temperatures will plunge over the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather on game show jacket thursday. >> so bad. >> wink martindale over here. coming up next on "trending." should there be a law that forces kids to do their chores? >> yes! >> an interestingy. where that idea is actually be considered. >> there is a law in my house about that. then on "love your selfie," hoda helps fellow cancer survivors reclaim their beauty after fighting that disease. and you never know what's going to happen when dr. bill
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what if children were required by law to do their chores and behave properly? it's every parent's dream. it actually may happen in -- spain. a draft law there already approved by parliament would set some specific guidelines for kids under the age of 18. they would have to take co-responsibility for caring for the home and perform household tasks regardless of age and gender. children would also have to be respectful to their parents and teachers and have a positive attitude towards learning. so the question is, how do you police this? how do you enforce this? >> get in jail! >> parents report the kids. take them away! >> the germ of a good idea but will never actually happen. >> it is against the law! think that would work at home? no. okay. now we have a story that will probably have a lot of us asking as gals, who am i really trying to impress when i pile on all this makeup? there was a study. participants both male and female were shown a series of
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images like this. and asked which image is more attractive. the fresh face on the left or made-up face on the right. both sexes thought men would go for the more made-up faces. but get this -- the guys overwhelmingly picked the women who were wearing 40% less makeup proving once and for all that guys do prefer a fresher face. >> absolutely. >> not even close. not even close. but that also wasn't a great example. it is when there is really a lot of makeup and it just makes no sense. >> what's that like? what do you moon,ean? >> as men we see you women come in without makeup and you all look fantastic. >> you guys running for office? >> thankfully today's not national honesty day. >> believe it or not, one of the biggest songs for the year was almost recorded by a different music superstar.
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♪ >> that song makes all of us happy. that is pharrell, as we all know. but can you imagine if that song was sung instead by cee lo green? pharrell told howard stern that cee lo was originally supposed to release the track but cee lo's team instead wanted him to focus on his album so pharrell then gave it a shot and the rest is "happy" history for all of us. pharrell is going to be performing here live on june 5th. >> how will i know, the hit by wl whitney houston, turned down by janet jackson. "since you been gone," huge hit for kelly clarkson. pink turned that one down.
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here's another example that anything can happen on live tv. a local reporter was covering some of those dangerous wildfires in california interviewing residents. then she came upon one guy who had an unusual question for her. >> do you live around here? >> yeah. wow. you're super pretty. you want to go on a date some time? >> i'm live here right now on ktla. >> yeah, how could she turn that down? >> apparently she didn't see her ring. she's a married, mother of two. on twitter she wondered just where he would have taken her on a date. someplace that doesn't worry about no shoes, no shirt. >> and that's what's trending
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we're back now with sports being called a major threat worldwide. antibiotic resistant. in a new report the world health organization warns that we could be headed toward a post-antibiotic era, meaning common infections may have the potential to kill. dr. nancy snyderman is nbc's chief medical editor. been hearing about this for a number of years but now the world health organization is calling it a global threat. >> imagine a child in aleppo who's hurt, goes to the local emergency room and that child has an infection that can't be treated with the most basic antibiotics. we tend to think this is a first world problem, a western world problem. it is now global. but in this country alone, last
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stats were 2 million people were infected with antibiotic resistant microbes. 23,000 people died. >> is this simply because we are overusing antibiotics and doctors are prescribing them too often? >> antibiotics are in our food supply so we ingest them. we take them for reasons we shouldn't. we take them improperly. i think we always have sort of assumed if we go to the doctor we'll get something in return. that's usually antibiotics. and we have become germophobes in all the wrong ways. we wipe down gerls on everything as if they are bad for us. some germs keep us healthy and we are doing a good job destroying that. >> why should we take antibiotics, why should we not? >> take antibiotics when you have a bacterial infection. not a virus. antibiotics stop bacteria from hurting you and that's when they should be used. >> once you get a prescription for antibiotics, take all the doses. do not stop before the doctor or the instructions tell you to
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stop. >> that's right. most people will sort of stop when they feel better and that's the last thing you want to do. you want to take it just as directed, all the doeses. if you stop taking them early, the bacteria mutate. for heaven's sakes, don't give your pills to somebody else. . >> if you want to try to stop the spread of a bacterial infection there are ways before you get antibiotics. wash your hands with soap and water but be careful about these antibacterial soaps. >> basic science we learned about in kindergarten how soap breaks up particles and lifts them off your hands so the scrubbing action of soap and water under a faucet makes sense. don't wash your meat. cook it thoroughly. that's takes care of all the bacteria that are maybe on raw chicken or turkey. wash your fruits and vegetables. have it separately. and i think stay away from the antibacterial stuff. the more we get back to basics the better we have the chance of
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breaking the cycle. we really may be looking at a break-through world of a post antibiotic era and that scares scientists everywhere. >> scares a lot of people, no question. nancy, thank you very much. over to savannah. >> announcer: 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. all right. now to our week-long series "love your selfie." today we are talking about women, kancancer and the path t find beauty within the disease. >> good morning. as a breast cancer survivor your first course of action is getting better but what happens to you physically as you go through treatment and after can be difficult for a lot of women. according to a number of recent studies, body imanimal issues are one of the most common psychological and emotional concerns for a patient. sometimes a smile, a laugh and a little self-indulgence can go a long way. i had the opportunity to do all
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three with these three remarkable women. >> may name is madelyn and i'm 61 years of age. i was diagnosed with breast cancer. i had a lumpectomy done. >> i will be 49 tomorrow. i was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago. eight years ago and this past christmas. >> i'm a triple negative breast cancer which is a harder breast cancer. it was my choice to do a bilateral mastectomy. >> my name is francine. i'm 29 years old and i was diagnosed with breast cancer. zblefr year you go through your mammogram and you cross your fingers. >> the woman that did the sonogram knew right away. her face kind of gave it away. >> you knew. >> yes. >> they said the word chemo and you thought -- >> i thought like sickness.
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>> there was a point when for the very, very first time you got a look at yourself. what was your initial reaction when you did? >> initial reaction was in shock. it was a loss. part of you that is there one day and gone the next. that was difficult. it's terrifying. it really is. you don't look like yourself. >> my husband called them battle scars. those scars were my life. i never felt ugly. i never felt like i need to hide these scars. they're just a part of me. >> i had them freeze my eggs because i'm so young and hoping to have children and i look at myself when i was with my hair and just everything that happened. terrible. it wasn't easy.
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>> when other women look at this photograph that's on the "today" show, what are you hoping that they'll take from looking at you? >> i want them to see how strong i am and how i'm not scared to be who i am even though what happened to me, i'm still me because those scars are my battle wounds and they're good scars because you made it through and you're here to show them. >> every day i get up and i look in the mirror and you see less and less of yourself. all you have to do is look deeper. that's what i'm trying to do, look diaper inside myself and find that inner beauty, that inner peace and make peace with myself. and i think i have today. >> i hope that it is not the end.
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it is the beginning. i want them to see me as a person, as a person who overcame it and, best of all, as a survivor. >> we are so happy to have these amazing three women right now. can we introduce you to francine, pamela and madelyn. good morning, ladies. this is the first time you've seen those photographs. >> yes. >> look behind you. they are behind you as well. >> oh! >> what do you think? >> it's amazing. i didn't think i could look that good. >> it's interesting because all -- none of these three ladies wanted to take their tops off. we were there and it was such an awkward thing but what made you go through and step he in and do it. i know you had a lot of difficulty with it. >> i had a huge problem. anybody who knows me, this is so out of my comfort zone. but i felt very proud, very
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proud to be with these women who are amazing. i felt very proud. >> natalie, when you look at your gorgeous picture, do you think that's how i see myself? >> definitely. definitely. what a rush. >> you all three have wonderful, strong men in your life who are helping you through. you talked about how your fiance wanted to get married right when you were diagnosed because he wanted to be married to you when you went through it. >> yes. >> tell us a little bit about him. >> he's amazing. he never left my side once through this whole thing and for him to want to marry me and to be closer to me while i was getting treatment and going through the surgeries and everything, he just helped me through this. he made me strong. >> pamela, there are women watching right now who are in the middle of it. they are going through this right now. what do you want them to know? what do you want them to take away from what the three of you have so courageously done? >> that truly was my sole reason for coming on the show.
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i thought if i could just reach one woman recently starting her battle. it is doable. it is not easy, there is not one thing easy about it but it is so doable and life on the other side is amazing. amazing. >> and madelyn like exude humor and life and love. were you this way before breast cancer? >> sure. >> this is your personality -- >> 61 years, girl. i have cultivated this. definitely. >> your husband -- by the way, your family members are all looking on. he must have been such an influence, too, in your life. >> yes. i didn't give him the option because i didn't know how i was going to be. the option of staying with me or not. and god, darn it, he did. i'm so happy. >> can we be shallow for a moment. i mean are we thinking 8x10 glossy for a moment? poster size? will you proudly display these photographs? oh, pamela says no. national tv and that's it?
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>> you've meant so much to us. thank you for being here. you're so brave. hoda has written a special essay on how you felt, how you went through this process. check that out on a very good morning to you. it's 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. heartbreak for the sharks last night. they became the fourth team in the nhl history to lose a series after leading it three-zip. the team will take off today, before having to clean out their lorks tomorrow. it's win or go home tonight for the clippers. kickoff is at 7:30 tonight. let's cheer for them. somebody beat l.a. let's check in with mike and get a look at that commute. >> hear me groaning. come on, warriors. a slow nation right thousand. still slow after the earlier
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crash from downtown. let's look at the map. we see a nice red section here. west 580 actually not so bad. we should see a good recovery there. a crash at powell for the westbound east shore freeway. that's your commute direction jammed things up coming out of berkeley and richmond. a smoother, slower drive across the san mateo and dunbarton drive is getting to the peninsula, where snait and palo alto, your typical slowing there. and northbound routes showing speeds in the upper 50s for the most part. except for 280 jammed around 17. >> thank you very much. we'll be back with another local news update for you in about half an hour. have a great morning.
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♪ 1st day of may, 2014, which makes it selfie morning here on the plaza. there you go. >> thank you. >> okay. wait. wait. >> have you seen this? are you kidding me? got something to brighten up your day. bastille is here to perform their smash hit "pompeii." climbing to number one on the billboard pop/rock charts. >> natalie got a little confused about one of the words in the song.
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♪ nothing's changed at all i'm not going to sing again. i keep hearing nothing's changed at org. i make up my own lyrics. dr. bill cosby is here. we'll talk about his start in comedy and he recently received a big honor. he's taking a selfie, too. >> no question. >> nice. >> awesome. they say april showers bring may flowers. to celebrate the next month, send us pretty pictures of the scenes in your town. use the #flowerpower. you can help brighten our orange room even more. >> that's right. next week on "today," we are declaring this broadway week. tony nominations just announced. we are welcoming a host of contenders to the plaza for live performances. kicks off monday with violet starring one of our favorites, tony nominee sutton foster. >> on tuesday, it is six-time nominee bullets over broadway.
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on wednesday, "a gentleman's guide to love and murder." the cast of "cabaret" will be here on thursday. then we wrap up the week with the long-running hit show, one of my all-time favorites, "mamma mia!." a little abba singing. >> be sure to come with the plaza. join along with the sing alongs for broadway week here on "today." remember "how to succeed in marriage?" how to succeed in business? >> that was a mess-up. >> how about a check of the weather? >> why did you bring that up? >> i just thought of it. >> another freudian slip. come on over here. i want to say hi to some nice folks. what's your name? >> i'm beth. >> eli. >> cindy. >> noah. >> where you guys from? >> portland, oregon. montana, you photo bombing us? back off -- no, kidding. nice to see you. noah, it is your 15th birthday? >> yeah. >> we got a little something for you here. some "today" hats. i understand, young man, you made this hat. that is very impressive.
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nice work. >> thank you. >> what are you guys going to do while you're hanging out here? >> everything. >> that's it. everything. and you've got a new friend now. she'll be hanging out. you are adopting her. that's very nice. very good. all right. let's show you the weather for the weekend. sunny and hot out west. some showers in the pacific northwest. nice and mild in the northeast. rain continues down through florida. it will be like that on saturday with rain through the pacific northwest and more rain in the great lakes. sunday, wet weather in the northeast. sunny and warm through the southern half of the country. showers expand out to the pacific northwest into the northern plains. that's what's -- >> al, you're the man! hey, good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. look at your temperatures already. the time is 8:33. we're close to the 70s just about everywhere, except for the north bay, but, hey, you'll catch up before you know it.
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headed towards the 90s later on today. a little bit of coastal cooling will start to kick in between 12:00 and 3:00 and really kick in between 3:00 and 6:00 and that will keep your temperature at about 78 today. in san francisco, meanwhile, 92 degrees in the south bay, big-time cooling as we get into this weekend. >> hey, hey, hey! that's your latest weather. now let's head down to florida and uncle willard. how nice to be in beautiful sunny florida. oh, my goodness. it's been a wonderful year. thank you. happy birthday. how sweet it is. wilbert sellers from montgomery, alabama. he's 106 years old today and always eats the things that he grows. jane giglio from deer park, new york. 100 years old today. we wish her a happy birthday. she now lives with some friends. that's terrific. happy birthday to willard
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rowland. he is from lake oswego in the great state of oregon. not new york, oregon. wish him a happy birthday. he is 100 years old today. goes fly fishing every year and catches one trout every year. can't beat that. barbara kobs. madison in the great state of connecticut. she is 100 years old today. we wish her a happy birthday and she loves all of the uconn games. goes when she can but watches on tv. and the great state of texas gives us a birthday. ft. worth. great town. carl loock is 100 years old today. recently inducted into the texas hall of fame and we wish him every good luck in the world. now back to new york city where the sun always shines. >> from one legend to another, willard, thank you very much. bill cosby. >> he's the older one. he's 80 -- he's 100 -- >> no, he's not 100. >> 81? 82?
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>> no, he's before marmalade. >> how old are you, by the way? >> by the way, i am 76 and 9/12. >> yes? >> yes. >> you look good. >> for that? yes. >> i just threw away the whole introduction, by the way. doesn't matter anymore. >> why do we care? people know us, matt. >> i want people to know you're here because you just received an enormous honor, the johnny carson award. you add that to the kennedy center award and the mark twain award and the presidential medal of honor, where does this stand in your career? how important is it to you? >> it means that by the time i'm 90 they will have forgotten about me. >> not at all. >> and no one will make up an award and my family will. but -- >> do they mean something to you though? do you like these little honors -- they're not little, by the way. there you go. >> clean up. >> i got it. >> it is absolutely wonderful because johnny, in my life, is the beginning of main tv.
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there was a time you go on the "tonight show," you stand at age 26, do your monologue. then the two clubs you're going to play on the weekend. they get a cardboard thing and they have an artist in colorado or somewhere say, from the "tonight show." the "tonight show" drew more people than my act. it's just that the people knew i was good enough to be on. >> isn't it true that the first time you were on the "tonight show," you got done with your stand-up, you walked over to the producer and said where is my money? >> yes. yes. because i didn't know anything about show business. i just knew that it was fantastic. the man kept saying do just three minutes. and my contract said i was making $300. that's whoa! i wanted to show that to my boys in the projects. >> that's a lot of jack at that time. >> we didn't even call it jack. it was called bread. >> bread.
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>> yeah. >> you tell a story -- in accepting the award you told the story about your first gig at a major comedy club. you bombed. first night you bombed. >> yes. >> what gave you the guts to get back on stage? >> the fact that i said to the man -- the man said how do you want to be introduced? i said, ladies and gentlemen, one of the fastest rising new comedians in america. i went out, i did 35-minute act in 18 minutes. no laughter at all. i was so scared. i raised my hand and i said, thank you very much and the audience didn't clap. they all in unison said, take care of yourself. >> good-bye. >> and i walked off, went up to the room and the brothers came in and one of them said, blah blah blah. i said, yeah. i said i'm going home and thank you for the money. next thing i know, the guy says, okay, show time. i go down, same guy.
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boom, it's time for the intro. the guy says, bill cosby. then he did like that. i said, wait a minute. the mike was open. i said, what happened to the intro i gave you? he said did you see the first show? and that made me get rid of all of that down feeling. the speech -- i hope they play it all -- is a wonderful speech about being you and not letting yourself become so nervous. >> and another part of that speech you say don't be afraid of anything. all of you. don't let anything defeat you. don't hold back. don't be afraid. which is easier said than done. >> yeah. because sometimes some people are foolish about what they really want to do. >> does anything scare you these days? >> yes. >> what? >> "today." >> the show or -- >> no, man. i've been listening to things and things are getting like hammering. there's a lot of yelling and
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taking things and doing things to it and with people on -- ooh. i just want to -- if i ever had a tv series -- >> hint, hint. >> like if i came to nbc -- >> hint, hint. >> -- and when you become the president -- >> good luck. >> -- no, it's not a matter of luck. we're serious now. so now you say to me, you say, bill, i'd like you to come and do a series. >> go ahead. >> bill, i'd love you to come do a series at nbc. >> i have one planned. i will play a man my age and he will be the most wonderful, most funny guy to everybody and it will be generational and that will be funny, too. but the main thing is, is love. the jokes come because they flow like in your own home. not because you showed up and then i start talking about the size of your face.
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>> could you start tomorrow? >> thank you, mr. -- >> my pleasure. mr. president. bill cosby, doctor, always good to see you. the american comedy awards air may 8th, 9:00, 8:00 central time right here on nbc. coming up, some of bill's biggest fans. break-out band bastille. performing for us live. >> i never sang with them. >> look at them, they love you. bill cosby is king. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with the remarkable story behind one family's thriving business. it all started because of two young boys and their battle with a rare disorder. nbc's harry smith has this story. good morning. good to see you. >> great to be here. get to meet a lot of interesting people as i wander around the country. some surprise me, some inspire me. troy ball did both, and then
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some. >> here's a big bump, colton. >> reporter: the ball family sets out for an afternoon stroll in asheville, north carolina. troy and her husband, charlie, moved here from texas ten years ago to save the lives of their oldest boys, marshall and colton. in texas their frail constitutions were constantly compromised by the heavy pollen. >> marshall was rushed to a hospital and stopped breathing in an ambulance the year before we moved here and that was kind of the turning point for us. >> this is as healthy as they've ever been. >> reporter: life in the cool, clean air of the appalachians has agreed with this family, including their youngest, luke. it's also provided a unique business opportunity. >> doesn't it smell good? >> it is like grits. >> it is exactly grits. right. >> reporter: troy ball makes moonshine. you heard that right -- corn liquor. >> you can put your finger right in there and smell it. >> it smells like whiskey!
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>> that's hard. that's hard. >> this is the good stuff. >> that's the good stuff. >> reporter: troy got idea of making moonshine because when they first arrived in asheville, she'd get mason jars full of the stuff as house warming presents. soon troy was heading back into the hollers to find out for herself how it was done. >> came home one day and with the pressure cooker and said to my husband i need you to help me convert this to a still. and he said, you're nuts! i'm not going to do that. >> reporter: that little pressure cooker turned into this, a thriving distillery that makes the real mountain dew. >> just take a little sip. there you go. >> wow. >>eporter: the key ingredient to troy's whiskey -- crooked creek corn. grown for generations by farmer john mcintyre's family. >> this is not genetically modified, of course. we're proud to say that. >> this is old-school corn.
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>> reporter: call it moonshine for the masses. once you take a first sip, you're kind of prone to want to take a second. >> reporter: plenty of people here thought she might be crazy but troy believed if she could overcome the myriad obstacles to keeping her sons healthy she could probably do almost anything. thus, on every label it says, "troy and sons." >> i spent 24 hours a day for about 18 years taking care of the boys. it is my job to keep them alive and so when it came time to finally have a moment to develop a business, this was my way of honoring them and making a statement about our lives. >> reporter: a statement that could double as a recipe that life, or even moonshine, is pretty much what you make of it. >> troy and charlie, some of the most impressive people i have ever, ever met. >> you know what i'm impressed by?
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you were still standing by the end of that piece when you had two shots of that moonshine. >> but you didn't see the tape. for some distant future we brought one of these in case people on the staff want to figure out -- >> don't encourage that behavior. i'll take that for this fall. >> there you go. >> harry, thank you very much. what a great story. coming up next, we'll get a live performance from bastille. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the "toyota concert series" on today, brought to you by -- toyota. the break-out british band bastille is taking america by storm with their hit song "pompeii" off their debut album "bad blood." the band is dan smith, kyle
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simmons and chris wood. who i like to call woody. that's how you introduced yourself, right? >> that's right. >> it's woody, okay. let me just do the stats. your debut album was the best selling album in the u.k. your first single hit number one. now your second single is on track to do the same. are you guys overnight successes? >> i guess so. we've been writing and recording and touring for years but it is mad to come to america and feel like people like our music. it is amazing. >> are you feeling like rock stars? i mean it is like official now. >> it's a bit too early to feel like a rock star. >> these aren't rock star hours. >> it is weird to be in the studio for the people and then play the song live. >> we're going to hear "pompeii." is it about the pompeii we all think of? >> it is, yeah. it is a nice happy song for a thursday morning. >> exactly. it sounds cheery. i'll let you take it away. go for it. thank you.
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♪ ♪ ♪ left to my open device many days by the way we seem to show off ♪ ♪ as the world comes tumbling down in the city we love ♪ ♪ ♪ but if you close your eyes does it almost feel like nothing's changed at all ♪ ♪ and if you close your eyes does it almost feel like you've
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been here before ♪ ♪ how am i gonna be an optimist about this ♪ ♪ how am i gonna be an optimist about this ♪ ♪ we were caught up in lust and all of our vices ♪ ♪ and we toured all around and the walls kept tumbling down in the city we love ♪ ♪ and it's all breaking down, down ♪ ♪ if you close your eyes does it almost feel like nothing changed at all ♪ ♪ if you close your eyes does it almost feel like you've
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been here before ♪ ♪ how am i going to be an opt manyist about this ♪ ♪ how am i going to be an optimist about this if you close your eyes ♪ ♪ ♪ where do we begin the road to all our sins ♪ ♪ or do we begin the road to all our sins ♪ ♪ and the walls kept tumbling down in the city that we love ♪ ♪ great clouds roll over the hills bringing darkness from above ♪ ♪ but if you close your eyes does it almost feel like nothing changed at all ♪ ♪ and if you close your eyes does it almost feel like you
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have been here before ♪ ♪ how am i going to be an optimist about this ♪ ♪ how am i going to be an optimist about this ♪ ♪ if you close your eyes does it almost feel like nothing changed at all ♪ ♪ >> bastille with their hit song "pompeii." we're back in a moment but first this is "today" on nbc.
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guys from bastille rushing to catch plane for the iheart radio awards in l.a. thanks, guys. good having you here. >> have fun. we're back right after your local good morning, everyone. 8:56. i'm scott mcgrew. history has been made at the new 49ers stadium in santa clara. the first marriage proposal. sarah cookson thought she was going on a tour of levi stadium with her boyfriend and some friends. that turned into that marriage proposal and she said yes. they'll be married next year. let's check our weather.
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it's going to be a hot one. good morning. >> it is going to be a hot one. good morning to you, scott. temperatures are already in the 70s in the east bay and along the peninsula. it is going to be another warm day, but we're going to cool your temperatures down a touch from yesterday's highs. that equates to 92 degrees in the south bay. 91 degrees along the peninsula, and 77 in san francisco, with those cooling coastal clouds back by about 5:00 p.m. tonight.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. it is the 1st day of may, 2014. the crowd is still jumping outside after they heard a little sho from bastille. isn't that a great song? >> it is actually about the eruption of pompeii. it is two corpses talking about -- >> come on. >> that's supposed to be a happy song. >> if you listen to the words, not so much. >> i like the melody. it got me through the marathon. i was telling them, that was on
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heavy rotation. i won't think of the lyrics now. >> that changes everything. >> that's what i'm here for. >> i'm willie geist, along with al, natalie and tamron. hopefully this is the last day of this weather. but we got rid of the severe stuff yesterday but it was replaced by just torrential downpours. it started off in florida where pensacola -- some areas around pensacola got almost two feet of rain. more rain than hurricane ivan. this was within a couple of hours. insane stuff. in fact entire neighborhoods. take a look at the map right now. we can show you just how much rain was falling from pensacola and then it rolled up the east coast and new york city set a record for rainfall. washington, d.c. dulles, central park, philadelphia, all breaking single-day records. massive flooding and -- >> lots of rescues once again.
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you see people getting stuck in their cars. >> people in their cars, in their homes. major landslide in baltimore where a road split in half. then there was a sinkhole left behind. >> that's crazy. >> you mentioned pensacola. the cover of "usa today," this is the scenic highway, a well known route in the pensacola area, simply collapsing. cars and homes going down the side. >> as you might imagine, flights were really delayed and affected. lester holt live tweeting, he said his plane was trying to land at laguardia, diverted to upstate new york where you can get some fantastic cheese. but he said it was some of the roughest turbulence he's ever felt. >> that's coming from lester who flies a lot. >> he flies a lot. >> then compounding that on the west coast there was a major computer failure and it shut down lax and some other airports out there. so they had to hold planes.
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so it was a mess! >> my co-host on "morning joe," joe scarborough, is from pensacola. he sent along some pictures from his own neighborhood. he said even in hurricanes they'd never seen water. entire major highways are collapsing under the weight of the water. >> folks were stranded on i-10 for seven or eight hours overnight. it is calmed down now. but when you think about how we were all looking forward to the end of winter and the he beginning of spring -- not so much. >> one last punch. >> in toronto, mayor rob ford announced last night that he's taking a leave of absence to get help for substance abuse problems. in a statement he said, i have a problem with alcohol and the choices i have made while under the influence. i know i need professional help. i am now 100% committed to getting myself right. why now? the announcement came after new recordings surfaced on the "tron
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sew s toronto tsun's website where he makes lewd comments about his wife and a female political rival. two photographs were pub accomplished which "the globe and mail" claim is just from saturday night in his own sister's home that shows mayor ford purportedly smoking what the newspaper believes is crack. the newspaper says that it was recorded by a drug dealer in the home. nbc news has been unable to verify the authenticity of those recordings. >> we laughed about him for a while. he has a major problem and had this is a major city that can't have this guy running the city. >> he says in his statement that he's getting -- he's going to rehab for alcohol use and says that it's contributed to other behaviors that obviously not behaviors that he wanted to do, i suppose now in hindsight. but it's amazing though because there is this series of
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denial -- a pattern of denial with him, until the recordings come out and pictures come out. we all go back to that interview with matt where he said, mark my words, five months from now, i will eat my words if i'm not clean and sober. and so it's sad because you know he has a major problem. >> well, yeah. he still hasn't admitted, despite the photos that his addiction is also -- apparently if this photo is accurate -- crack. he says it is the alcohol that makes him do things and he wouldn't even admit to that. it is also a case of a family struggling. his own mother said he had a food addiction but refused to admit that there was a larger issue that he faces with drugs and substance abuse. i was talking with a substance abuse expert about this. he took issue with what you said, willie, people kind of laughed at this at first because this guy is straight-up an "snl" skit. but again if these pictures are accurate he clearly has a substance abuse problem and it is reflective of a lot of
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people. heroin addiction which we've talked so much about on nbc lately. it is laughable because of the way he's presented himself, sadly. but it is so tragic. >> another question matt asked him in november that stayed with me. matt said what if 3:00 in the morning and there's been god forbid a terrorist attack or narg disastas natural disaster and you're on a bender and can't respond. but with that, mayor ford still says he plans to run for re-election in october. >> marion berry won again. he was caught using crack by the federal government. >> the election is october. the question is if he goes to rehab and all of a sudden comes out clean and sober and appears to be a completely different kind of guy, i mean will there still be the support there? >> i doubt it. i can't imagine toronto wanting to take a chance. you want to get cleaned up and get healthy, that's great. but you know what? it is a major metropolitan area with lots of issues.
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they need somebody that they can depend on. sadly, i don't know that it is rob ford. >> voters get the final say. >> they do. well, here's an interesting study. how often do you go to some of these stores where the people who are waiting on you or helping you can be a little bit >> i've never seen that at old navy. >> you haven't? something tells me you dress very nicely, you've encountered a couple of people who are let's say less than helpful. a new study has found those snobby sales staff might make you actually shop more in those stores. study says that shoppers interacted with rude and neutral staff that rudeness wasn't a turn-on for mass market brands like gap or h & m. but high-end stores, they actually make shoppers want the products more. in other words, kind of like mean girls. you want to be a part of the clique more. >> they also make you feel like it is exclusive. it is the reason they have
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bouncers at nightclubs, it is a studio 54 thing. there is a long line outside. i need to be a part of whatever is happening in there. >> i was thinking about that clip in "pretty woman." take a look. this one. >> hi. >> hello. >> you remember me? >> no, i'm sorry. >> i was in here yesterday. you wouldn't wait on me. >> oh. >> you work on commission. right? >> yes. >> big mistake. big. huge. i have to go shopping now. >> she went back and shopped at that store. "big mistake." >> have you encountered that? >> of course i have. >> would you go back and shop there? >> of course i go -- no, i don't. i don't need that validation and they don't need my money. but i think that bottom line is you want to prove to the sales person i've got the cash. you treated me badly? here, take that. but then you secretly return it the day that that sale person is on. it's like i'll show you. then you buy it, i guess.
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me personally -- >> that's a lot of work, you got to go back, return it -- >> i walk out. i don't even get that store one more ounce of thought. >> two things that get me out of a store. rude service and if the store's cold. i'm like, bye. if it's freezing, i can't try on anything, i'm out of here. i shop by the sales person and i shop by the temperature control. >> have you ever had this? >> yeah. i don't love that. i don't respond the way the study says. i get turned off by it. >> i think it happens to women more. that's my theory. i don't have anything to base it on. >> like you said, you want to make the point. when he say no, i just start making it rain. i quickly sweep it up. like $7 i put back in my jacket. >> i know you love when people are very enthusiastic and this would look great on you and this would look great on you. my husband is like, if anybody tells him this is going to look great on you, my husband has to buy it. >> really! oh, my god.
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>> he falls right for it. >> falls right for it. easy target. jimmy fallon has this bit where he photo bombs people. he gets a celebrity friend, go to the top of the rock, just across from here, and photo bomb unsuspecting tourists. cameron diaz joined forces with jimmy for what is pretty epic. take a look. >> three, two, one. >> three, two, one --. >> and three, two, one. >> three, two, one. >> obviously the guy didn't know. he hugged jimmy like hey, buddy. something else cameron diaz did recently but it is so funny. she went to a bachelorette party
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with baby winnie, jimmy's new baby. but she pranks the baby. a warm cup of water. she puts the baby's hand. if you've ever been to camp in your life, basically when you fall asleep your "friends" put your hands in warm water and that sets off a series of events in your body and they did it to baby winnie. >> she's got on a diaper. >> remember what we did to you 15 years ago! >> cameron diaz did it to you 15 years ago. >> you put a baby in a bathtub at any given time -- especially a baby boy -- it's like a guy joke. >> al is like, wait a minute. >> like that scene from "caddy shack." >> allrightee. let's talk about "the black list." >> ryan eggle who plays tom kean
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decided they wanted to do a little bit of a viral video so i kidnapped ryan eggald and torture him to get him to tell us secrets about "the black list." >> we'll have to wait to see the video. >> yeah. it's coming out. >> you were in prison. >> you're going to have to see what happens. >> why do you have the gloves on? you won't reveal? we're your friends. we're a team. >> on the third hour of the "today" show. what goes well with? >> chianti. >> we desperately need to get all this rain out of here. we have flood warnings in effect, flash flood watches along the northeast coast, into new england. rainfall amounts even though the rain has ended we have major river flooding in and around the
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philadelphia area, into upstate new york as the runoff from all that heavy rain makes its way in to the rivers. here's what we're looking for at least as far as today is concerned. most of the heavy rain out. a few recommemnant showers left hanging around. this system may drop another quarter of an inch, 9:13 now. happy thursday to you. if you're going to be heading out and about, you want to make sure you're prepared for the hot day ahead. right now we're already in the 60s and 70s, on our way towards the low 90s inland today. it's going to be hot inland. otherwise, we'll see those cooling clouds return to the coastline. mostly between about 3:00 and 5:00. and as a result of that stronger onshore flow coming in, tomorrow temperatures are going to drop by about 10 degrees and even cool for your saturday. low 90s in the south bay. hope you can take the heat. this is the last day. weather. >> all right, al. thanks. up next, you know her from
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group meet and what is possibly the worse institution ever, greendale community college. >> now gillian is in a new film, "walk of shame" as rose, the no-nonsense friend of a tv reporter who believes she got passed over for her dream job. so rose thinks a fun night is just what her friend needs. >> sit down and come up with a plan to fix your life. >> okay, guys. no more pity party. it's fine. >> you're going to meet some young, stupid hot guy. >> fine. but i'm wearing these hot pants. >> no. denise, given megan your dress. >> but -- >> no buts. you can wear one of her pants suits. >> some nights start off with we're going to make you feel better, put on that mini dress. and then the walk of shame. >> or that 2:00 a.m. trying to get a cab in new york. pouring rain. never goes well. >> for hepeople who don't know what the walk of shame is, how do you explain that in the g-rated form? i don't know! >> you've had a very exciting,
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eventful evening and now it is time to get back home and perhaps you're wearing last night's outfit. >> oh. >> in this case elizabeth banks, your co-star in the movie, it is like an all-day walk of shame. everything that goes wrong -- >> through all of manhattan. >> yeah, in los angeles, actually. but yes. it will not end. she's lost her phone, she's lost her car and so -- we're kind of hopeless about her phone so she's truly lost. as her friends we are now trying to find her, get her back. she has a lot of adventures. >> are you a good best friend, you think, in real life? you a good best friend? >> i'm always the sober one, so yes. i drive people home. i pull them -- actually this random guy the other night started hugging my friend on the street in manhattan and i pulled her away and got her away. so yeah, i'd like to think that i'm there for people. you never know in new york. you know?
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>> let's talk "community." because fans are rallying and they want to see the show come back for six seasons. i know you guys want it as well. you even put mustard on your face in one episode and that's kind of launched this had campaign? >> yes. our fans are so great -- that's me, guys. don't i look pretty. so my character -- >> yeah. >> there it is. >> -- if she has mustard on her face people finally listen to her so no one respects her really in this world. so i told the fans maybe if they put mustard on their face, nbc would listen to them and renew the show. so a lot of them tweeted pictures of themselves with mustard -- yes. yes! >> wow! >> look at our -- >> some of them really went there. >> do we not have the best fans in the world? i mean -- i hear it is good for the skin so there was an added benefit there. >> we get into the whole mustard thing, too, i think. >> what? >> we're for it. >> oh, my god! >> see? we want "community" back.
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>> thank you, "today" show. you are my new favorite show. >> thank you. "walk of shame" opens in theaters tomorrow. coming up next, we'll get you
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some comto make theirtificial yogurt sweeter. but here at chobani, we think mother nature is sweet enough. introducing chobani simply 100. a very good morning to you. it is 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. massive flames forced two people and a dog out of their san jose home. one person was burned on the hand, but should be okay. fire broke out just before 9:30 last night on foxworthy avenue near the campbell border. firefighters had a hard time actually reaching the flames, because there was some type of clutter in the front yard. no word yet on a cause. several may day demonstrations are planned throughout the bay area today. activists will call for all kinds of things from immigrant rights and an end to evictions and police brutality. protesters will march in san francisco and oakland and in santa rosa. activists will focus on andy lopez, the 13-year-old who was
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killed by a snohomish county sheriff's deputy who thought the boy's replica rifle was a real gun. there will be two marches in san jose for immigrant and worker rights. the first starts at 4:00 p.m., from our lady of guadalupe church on east san antonio street. the other will start at the intersection of story road, and south king road. the two groups will meet for a rally at city hall. we'll take a quick break, but we'll have a look at weather and traffic right after this.
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welcome back, now. the time is 9:28. taking a live look, a beautiful sky over the bay bridge. you will notice some of those high, wispy clouds. they will be increasing throughout the day. and as a result, we'll get some significant cooling at the coast. that means the 70s return, but still another hot one inland for today. we'll take you to that full forecast in just two minutes. stick with us. right now, if you've got to go, here's mike to help you out. >> if you've got to go, don't take 280. it's not so hot over here. we're looking at a slow drive. the crash just cleared 280 northbound at mag day lana.
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i've been tweeting you and notifying you about that. it's jammed up, coming out of san jose, all the way up to the scene. a quirk recovery for 280 through that area. but still backed up toward highway 87, has traffic jammed up. 101 at 85, also taking some of that reroute, but you can stick with 280 over the next half hour and it should clear quickly. looking over here, north 2680 at mission. another one at auto mall parkway. both blocking a couple of lanes. from fremont into sunol. the trimont moves very quickly. back to you, laura. >> thank you so much. thank you for joining us as well. another local news update coming in half an hour. have a great may 1st.
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may 1st, 2014. >> i think the significance is going to be may. >> oh, it is going to be me. >> it is may. >> adam miller. >> talk about mishearing lyrics. i'm willie, along with al, natalie and tamron. the perils of twerking. we talk about this all the time, how important is it to you and your family. a utah woman's attempt at
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twerking goes terribly wrong. she's practicing her moves for an upcoming dance competition for moms. >> oh! oh! >> one more time -- oh! >> oh, my gosh. how will you ever look at mommy again the same way? >> wow. >> see the head snap back? >> that's one step too far. >> how did you get the conk concussion, kid? my mom twerked me. >> but nobody got hurt! >> we didn't see that kid get up. >> i'm sure that kid had had a co confiscates the tape. >> who put that out there? >> that's blackmail material. >> not a jimmy kimmel?
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he's gotten us before on the twerking. >> boing. >> oh! >> aw, the poor kid. >> talk about getting a little behind in your work. >> what's going on with the weather outside? >> unbelievable. let's look at your weekend. shall we? we've got some rain in the pacific northwest. more wet weather down in florida again tomorrow but much of the southern half of the country looking awfully darn good. as we move on in to saturday, again you've got plenty of sunshine in the east. southeastern coast of florida, raining. few showers in the pacific northwest. showers around the great lakes. sunday -- sunday -- look for rain and windy conditions around the northeast. great lakes as well. gorgeous weather southern half of the country. only real problem for southern california, basically going to be that they have no rain. it's been very hot, it is going to continue to be very dry so there is a critical fire danger for a good
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meanwhile, we've got that cool, moist ocean air returning as of tonight, but your temperatures are going to climb before we see that onshore flow resume. we're already at 70 degrees in san francisco. you're at 71 in oakland and 72 right now in redwood city. so you can see here from our camera in san jose, a little hazy, happy to report. we still have good to moderate air quality out the there. these cirrus clouds, a good sign that that little disturbance, that is slated to cool us off, starting tomorrow, is on its way. 92 degrees for the east bay. 92 in the south bay for today. drink lots of water out there. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thanks a lot. you are seeing it more and more these days, women earning more money than their husbands do. in fact, if you take into account single moms, 40% of the women in this country are the breadwinners of their house hole. >> but if things dynamic can leave some couples struggling to redefine their roles. >> it is a very challenging place for a woman. because as a woman there are other things that you need and want to fulfill.
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you have to take other things aside in order to be the role of the breadwinner. >> i think that's not something i was prepared for, how the dynamic would shift in terms of who needs to go to work and who needs to take the kids to school and who needs to get to their office sooner, myself or my husband. >> i am very worried that i'm going to be locked in to a certain job because of the paycheck that requires a certain amount of energy, time, hours and brain function and that that will take me away from a child. >> sometimes i feel like my husband -- like my husband feels like he's lost his manhood and it saddens me. it does. >> sometimes if it's on that day, i'm looking at him like what are you bringing to the table? >> the author of the new book, "when she makes more, ten rules for breadwinning women." one woman is christine lewis married to her husband mark for more than ten years.
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good morning, good to see you. listen, when you hear someone say i wonder when he brings to the table or that men are worried about their manhood, where they stand, that's punch being the gut. >> it is. and i speak from experience. i'm a breadwinner in my marriage. i needed answers. personally in our family, i dealt with some criticism from my own mother, for example, who was worried about -- i think it came from a very concerned place. she was worried about how i would lead a life as a breadwinning mom, compromising my life perhaps trying to bring home the bacon but also trying to be at the forefront of all these tasks as a woman, as a wife, as a mother. when you look at the landscape, i surveyed over 1,000 women. when she makes move she's less satisfied in her relationship. specifically she has questions about how do i avoid feeling resentful feeling like i'm doing it all and how does he not feel emasculated. >> christine, you and mark have been very open about this in your own relationship. you say you make two times as much as mark does as a software
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executive. what kind of tension, if any, has that put in your relationship? >> most of the tension really comes from managing our household and family. to be honest -- the finances have really never been the challenge in the conversation. we've always looked at it like it is a team approach where the money ends up is one singular pot and so that's really not where the struggle comes. it is really from being the woman who potentially has to run off to work sooner than her husband and come home later than her husband and kids. my husband does so much to hold down that home front on all those levels. >> mark, it sounds like the issue for your relationship was how much time she was spending at work that resulted in her being the breadwinner. >> correct. a lot of it is just getting her home to be with the kids before they go to bed is a good focus for us. >> do you feel any of those stereotypes that we heard about in the set-up? >> i do not. i don't have those issues, willie. we have things to do during the day and it really doesn't matter to me who does them as long as they get done. we have two small children and taking care of them and putting dinner on the table.
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doesn't matter who puts it there. it just has to get there. >> mark says the most important thing here. whatever has to get done has to get done. if you really embrace that mentality you will thrive when she makes more. it is not you do what you do because you are the woman or you do what you do because you are the man. but at the same time you want to respect gender differences. men and women are hardwired differently. generally speaking men get their sense of pride and contribution from being able to provide as breadwinners. that's just going back to cavemen era. and for women we are emotionally torn because we're not prepared to be the breadwinner. we are happy to do it but we feel conflicted. >> it is interesting, too, you brought up your mother. you also have the dynamic of outside forces, how people size up your relationship and say things like sugar mama or whatever these other names are out there. how do you avoid the trap, including keeping people out of your marriage, i guess? >> you have to have compassion.
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these people ultimately -- again, this is new territory for everybody. and for those of us who are living it, we are trying to make it work day in and day out. those who are on the outside may not understand. it is not just to just shut them out of your life because it could be your mother, or your co-worker. these are important people. they may not understand the situation you are in. >> sounds like the two of you have this figured out. you worked this out really well but not all relationships do as well as you do with this arrangement. what advice would you give someone out there with the same set-up as you two? >> sure. i think we kind of realized we might not be the norm so, yeah. advice is kind of central to what we've been talking about. really about team work and really when you become a married couple or even just a joint couple, it's about being a unified approach towards things. money really didn't really ever play an issue for us. there were times when mark did make more than i but a few years ago i surpassed that.
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i think it is just always about the unity of the two of us just striving for the same goal. >> it is a compelling conversation and one we'll be having more looking at those stats. christine, mark, thank you. the book is "when she makes more." >> great conversation. next, a special program serving the brave men and women who have lost so much serving all of us. "hope to it." that's right after this. [ female announcer ] skin looking tired? wake it up with olay regenerist. formulated with a skin energizing complex,
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now to our series "hope to it" and a special program giving back to the nation's military men and women who give so much to this country. >> just getting back to civilian life to be a challenge for some veterans, especially disabled vets but this program is helping make that transition just a little bit easier. being unable to walk doesn't mean you can't fly. especially after you've served in the armed forces. this winter sport clinic in colorado has gathered more than 300 disabled military veterans and active duty servicemen and women to learn activities like skiing. scuba. and sled hockey. for navy veteran lori wood, hitting the ice has been a welcome opportunity to move forward from a paralyzing injury. >> i was like realizing that i'm still alive. if that makes sense. and i could just still get out
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there and enjoy life and enjoy what i love doing when i was growing up. >> reporter: for 28 years, the group disabled american veterans and the u.s. department of veterans affairs have hosted this sports clinic to help ease the transition back to civilian life. >> the courage that the same folks on the battlefield see some of that here. so that returns normalcy to their lives and allows them to regain the same confidence that they had as a warrior. >> reporter: army sergeant christian sedano lost his right leg after stepping on an ied in afghanistan. it is his second time participating in the clinic with his fellow soldiers. >> it is a very comfortable feeling. even though they're military, we never met each other. we're all the same group, whether vietnam, world war ii, desert storm, it is comfortable. lets me know that i'm not alone. >> reporter: the veterans don't have to pay anything to
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participate. and each activity functions as another step on the climb to regain confidence. >> it just makes you feel good. you know? when we're participating in wheelchair sports usually we're using our wheelchair in our sport. in climbing you leave the wheelchair at the bottom. >> reporter: you outdoorsman mark weldman participate every year. in 1982 a climbing accident left his paralyzed from the waist down and had he to be rescued by the navy. seven years later he triumphed by climbing 3,200 feet to reach the top of the el capitan rock formation in yosemite national park. he teaches rock climbing to these men and women and a way to give thanks and to show that sports can help overcome a life changing injury. >> good job! >> hockey i think has pretty much saved my life, to be honest. it is invaluable to me, to my recovery. i don't know what i would have done without it, to be honest. to know i can still do what i
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loved growing up? it is invaluable to me. >> how about the raw strength of these athletes? climbing up the rock face? and sled hockey is one of the most exciting things you can watch. in the paralympic games the the united states was in that gold medal game. it is one of the most thrilling sports. find more information on this program. learn out how can you help at "today."com. >> nice one on that. coming up, how to save money on everything from home decor to fashion by doing it yourself. right after these messages. i may not have the words to thank you for everything you've done for me - the sacrifices you've made, the love and care you've given... but no matter what, you'll always have my respect, my gratitude and most especially, my love. happy mother's day.
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cedar wood. i glued stems on. i actually display this in my half bath. then of course you can do the paper flowers, which is fun. these are really easy. just take some tissue paper. you're going to just wrap them, create the little bud. can you just start spinning it around. >> kids probably would love doing this. >> exactly. then once you are done -- >> i'm going to go get me a kid. >> you're just going to wrap it around. you'll come out with these little buds. keep doing this until you get a nice little shape just like that. how is it going, al? okay. here's an easier one. >> this i can do. glue i can do. >> a plate and a cupcake pan to make a cake stand. this is a great idea for entertaining or mother's day. take a little bit of glue, put it right on top of your bowl or your plate. then set it up here. let it dry. you can use all different
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heights and sizes. >> nice way to display baked goods. >> i like this taking a scarf and you can make a halter top. >> you can actually make a little bag. this one is really fun. if you just fold it in half like this, tie the ends together, take the closed end with the open end. tie a little knot. this is great for vacations. you just want to take a couple scarves and not pack that much. once you open it up you have this cute little vest. you slip your arms right through. it is great for a beach cover-up. >> that's a great idea. >> very nice. how about jewelry? >> if you're looking for summer statement jewelry look no further than your hardware chest. this is actually all jewelry made out of stuff you might find in your hardware chest from
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washers, to hex nuts. >> that's copper piping. >> all you have to do is actually layer your copper wiping on this little -- >> all i have to do is go down the basement and pick apart my plumbing. >> she'll never notice. >> that looks really chic and you would never know. >> you've seen a lot of this look everywhere in jewelry, that rustic hardware look. >> especially for summer. big and bold. >> very nice. artwork. >> i know decorative tape. it pulls off really easily. you can use it to make really inexpensive artwork or you can do this on a whole wall to create a wallpaper effect. great for kids. this one, too. if you aren't an artist, just try framing up some pretty wallpaper, really colorful, bold patterns. this is a really fun idea.
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>> i love this. this is so neat. >> this is an amazing idea. color pencils into a peg board. peg board costs about $15. use it to store books. maybe little shapes. >> you can change the heights of the shelves. >> you can re-arrange it any time you want. >> brit, you are a gene just. great ideas. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. oh, look. we have a bunch of...
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well, good morning, everyone. 9:56. i'm scott mcgrew. the coroner has identified the pilot who died when his plane collided with another over san pablo bay. 33-year-old david plum from
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sacramento was behind the controls of a single engine cessna. on sunday, the plane collided with another, causing that cessna to plunge into the water. people in the other plane managed to land safely. mineta san jose airport passed a security inspection just three weeks before a santa clara teenager was able to sneak on to the runway and hop into the wheel well of a plane. inspectors looked at the fence and other security protocols and the airport passed tsa standards. let's check your weather this morning with christina. >> oh, scott. look at these temperatures. where's a cabana boy when you need one? 78 degrees in san jose. already just 2 degrees shy of 80 degrees. and it's only 9:57. so, we are going to see some changes, between about now and 3:00 p.m., onshore flow will strengthen. that means those low clouds, those cooling, low clouds, that natural ac, it will be back, as we head throughout the afternoon. but right now, we're starting to see those clouds increase here in san francisco. mark my words, bridges, the bay
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bridge, the golden gate, socked in with fog before the day is done, as a result. that's going to take your temperature down at the coast. we're really only expecting that cooling at the coast today. 77 degrees in san francisco, down from 85 yesterday. 92 in the south bay. here's mike and your drive. >> christina, we're looking over here. we have a slowdown on 101 southbound approaching the university area, but it's clearing up as the crash and disabled vehicle both clear from that area. over on 280, the same area, a crash at woodside, just cleared from lanes. very slow in both of those areas. the south bay, the northbound routes continue to recover. a lot of work to do for northbound 280. northbound 680 at mission, we still have two lanes blocked by an overturned big rig, but we have just two lanes blocked, not the entire freeway. that's better. >> that is better thank you, we'll have another local news update for you coming up in half an hour.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and hello, everybody. it is thirsty thursday,nd you know what, happy may day. it is may 1st. >> thank god. >> it is -- we had torrential rains for last 24 hours around here. a lot of people had it a lot worse than we did, but we're coming through. and i don't know why we have derby hats on today, but -- >> it is a few days away. the kentucky derby is knocking on the door. we decided to wear our hats. >> and mint juleps.
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>> and mint juleps. >> and lovely, lovely lady, emmy and tony winning actress swoosie kurtz is with us today. "ambush makeovers." >> a lot of fun. >> tj martell is an organization, great group. >> so much money for different kinds of cancers. >> so the kentucky derby is on saturday, but the festivities kick off early. the weather says zero percent chance of rain. >> that's a blessing. >> these hats -- >> we want to thank christine moore. >> she made them. at >> she did something that in other hatmaker has ever done. it really fits. >> not all the way, but -- >> slightly. i know. >> is that as far down as it -- >> that's about as far tass goes. here's the thing. i hate -- >> mine covers the whole -- >> i hate to bring up "veep" again, i promise i won't bring it up again until next week. >> don't make promises you can't keep. >> watch the one where -- it is
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so genius and brilliant. anyway, the new york times predicts this interesting horse, surprise front-runner, the horse's name is california chrome. do not forget that name. california chrome. it was bought at auction for only $8,000. >> yeah. >> so low. >> a lot go for -- >> in the millions, yeah. >> his trainer is this guy. >> 77-year-old art sherman who has never had his horse in a derby before. it is very exciting. >> the last time he participated in the derby, 50 years ago. >> he was an exerciser, right? >> and horses from california don't win. >> only three in all of history. >> we know so much because we're so smart. >> it is right in front of us. we thought this was a real can do kind of story. i hope it is true. i hope they -- that horse has been -- has won the last four races. >> i think it has a good chance. >> they're saying this is a phenom. >> i always pick horses --
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>> by the name. >> yep, yep, yep. california chrome, not a loving term, come here, california chrome. i like a name that just means joy, like bambino. anyway, coverage begins saturday at noon eastern on nbc sports network. at 4:00 p.m. >> if you want extra fun, guess who is doing the fashions? there is a fashion correspondent. two of them together? johnny weir and tara lipinski. >> they're great. they're ying and yang and fricke and frac. >> wacky duo. >> we love these top whatever lists that different people come up with. this is a magazine we haven't heard of before. it is called "fhm." do you know what that is? >> some kind of british -- >> for him magazine. >> yeah. >> the 100 sexiest women in the world voted on the british and u.s. here are the top three men, for those three of you that are watching us. rihanna is number three. >> yep. number two, we have never heard of her, s is a 26-year-old
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british soap star named michelle keegan. she's gorgeous. >> yes. and number one, which may surprise some, but jennifer lawrence. >> she's gorgeous. >> she was number 20 last year. and number one this year. what is fun about her, she seems like she's a girl's girl, and a guy's girl. >> doesn't take herself seriously. she takes her work seriously but not herself. >> she tripped a couple of times and laughed about it. >> the one time i wish we didn't catch her on tape or on film, after she won the oscar, she went to the oscar party at madonna's and was so drunk that she just threw up. >> yeah. >> that's not the funniest part. the funniest part is what happened after. >> miley cyrus walks by and says something like, get it together, girl. >> my god. >> now, i always say who is number, like, 100? like somebody -- your press person calls you, good news and
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bad news you made fhm top 100 most sexy women in the world. what is the bad news? you're number 100. you made the list. milli mcintosh, a socialite, who used to be on a uk reality show called "made in chelsea." who didn't make the list? how do you go from being the most beautiful woman in the world one year and the next year not on the list. >> gwyneth paltrow didn't make the list, but she made "people's" most beautiful. this is guy's -- >> who is sexier than gisele bundchen. right, guys? let me hear it. >> she got moderate. didn't get a lot of -- >> she's been the highest paid model in the world, forbes magazine said she made $42 million last year. somebody thinks she's the sexiest woman in the world. >> it is very subjective. >> it is in the eye and heart of the beholder. >> do you have weird secret habits? >> not that we're going to
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share. >> catalog asked readers about any habit they thought was weird. do other people rehearse their orders at restaurants and is it normal? do you go in your head, when the waiter comes, i'm going to say a hamburger, french fries and coke. and you go, hamburger, french fries and coke. >> tell me the story about being on the plane you didn't realize -- >> i didn't realize i had a bad habit. some people say about the sound people make when they chew something. i'm a gum chewer and when i chew it, i get involved. i like to get in there and really -- so i was on the plane, my head phones on reading a book and i guess chomping away like nobody -- >> to beat the band. >> this woman next to me tapped me on the should, i took out my ear phone and she said, could you please -- it is really irritating me. and i remember, i first of all, i wasn't even aware. how would i know? my music is so loud.
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i'm enjoying myself, i'm chomping, i'm reading. i had no idea. i felt terrible and i did stop. and i felt bad. >> you threw it out. >> i felt look i was scolded. like you're a kid in school. >> did she do it in a nice way? >> no, she didn't. she said it is really irritating. what about you? >> you pointed out something to me the other day, that i, after i take out a piece of gum, i fold it -- fold the wrapper and throw it away. >> she folds it in a tiny square and throws it away. not even thinking. it is even apparent here. it is apparent here with cards. it is apparent everywhere. >> i know. >> you like order. >> okay. so do you have any -- we would love for you to contact us on facebook and let us know what some of your weird habits are. >> all right. my play list day. i forgot. >> trying to run out of time. >> how could i forget. >> run out the clock. >> i picked one so early that i
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forgot. it is a great song. it is country but rap combined into music magic. >> that sounds horrible. >> let's hear what it is. >> florida georgia line, it's what we do. ♪ we cook it down back road ♪ ♪ big night under the moonlight ♪ >> one, two chords. >> and honky-tonk. ♪ bunch of hillbillies >> get to the -- >> here. ♪ just a little crazy tonight ♪ ♪ baby, that's all right it's just what we do ♪
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>> a little rock and a little -- >> it is no west side story, but -- >> what is better than a little rap and a little country? music magic. >> okeydokey. >> okay or not okay. okay or not okay. it is fine. >> florida georgia line. >> i like them sometimes. but not that song so much. okay. >> okay. >> is it okay or not okay, hoda, to wear google glasses. by the way, what did we have to say about the google glass. >> what did we have to say about the google glass. >> am i crazy or does this sound like an accident waiting to happen, hoda? one more thing to obstruct your vision and distract your attention from the real world around you. >> here's what i have to say about this, i guess it is okay, but why, oh, why, do you always need to be connected? >> so you're not really saying okay, okay? >> i guess it is okay. >> no. >> okay. >> no, it is not okay.
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>> okay. >> what is that? >> i love our cartoons. >> i love watching those little cartoons. >> coming up, we brought in two women from the rain, gave them brand-new looks. >> don't miss the big reveal of our "ambush makeover." >> and swoosie kurtz is with us. >> that's not her. >> she's coming up! we're going to catch up with her. >> there she is. how cute is she? [ male announcer ] this is jim. a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has afib, atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke. for years, jim's medicine tied him to a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but now, with once-a-day xarelto jim's on the move. jim's doctor recommended xarelto. like warfarin, xarelto is proven effective to reduce afib-related stroke risk. but xarelto is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. so jim's not tied to that monitoring routine.
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she watches everything you do, right? >> hi, mommy. i love you. >> sweet. >> you're the sweetest. your book is called "part swann, part goose: an uncommon memoir of womanhood, work and family". >> delightful to welcome you again. the book is not your typical celebrity walk down memory lane with me. it is much more layered than that. tell us how. >> i wasn't really interested in doing a celebrity tell-all. i mean, the book definitely covers my life and my career, but it is really kind of a book with a purpose, because i've been on this amazing journaly for the last seven years caring for my mom. we're joined at the heart. she lives with me. and i really wanted to -- this to be a valentine to my parents and a love letter, but this journey i've been on with her has been amazing. and among the many other gifts she's given me is something i never thought i had in me, whic.
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>> some people feel the burden of it. it seems like you see the joy in it. the joy in it. >> she was always there for me. there is no -- there was no choice. a thousand years with her would not be enough. >> you had a magical childhood. you were not abused in any way. tell us about your dad, frank, before we go on to your mom. so much of the love between this you experienced as a child is because of the love of your mother and father. >> they gave me everything. they gave me the world. >> your dad was quite the hero in many different fronts. >> a total overachiever. the most decorated air force pilot of world war ii and he was on three olympic teams. >> he gave you your name -- >> yes. >> tell us about your name. >> well, the swoos, was a b-17 airplane he flew in the war. and these two adults who raised me somehow thought this was a proper name for a child. i can't explain it.
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so they named me swoosie after the plane because he had done so many missions in it and it was -- i'm very proud of the legacy. i hated it when i was a kid. i wanted to be mary or jane or you know, fit in. >> you want to fit in and then stand out when you're older. >> exactly. especially in showbiz. >> some of this book is told in your mother's voice too, isn't it? >> yes there are excerpts from my mother's book which she wrote had she was pregnant with me. and it was about her courtship with my dad, their meeting, their love affair and her book ends with my birth. and it is also being released along with my book. it is a dream come true. >> if you could narrow it down to one gift your mother gave you, one, just one, what would it -- >> people always ask her, what is your secret? her doctor asked her recently, you know, years ago when she was 94. what is your secret? she said, i love life. and she had given me the gift of
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an upbeat enthusiasm, both of my parents. always -- always positive, always looking at what you have, not at what you don't have. and they both just gave me this incredible foundation, my whole life of self-esteem and confidence, who i am today is so much -- >> hoda and i can relate on that. we're just so grateful, all of us to have had mothers like that in our lives. >> thank god. >> this is a perfect mother's day gift, you all. it is funny too, not just -- >> there is a lot of laughs. >> swoosie, thank you so much. thank you for coming in. we appreciate it. reclaiming your beauty after breast cancer. >> three remarkable women tell your story. you'll love them coming up after this. [ to the tune of "if you're happy and you know it" ] ♪ hum-hum-hum-hu-hum-hu-hum ♪ hum-hum-hu-hum ♪ hum-hum-hum-hu-hum-hu-hum-hum hum-hu-hum ♪
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now to our series "love your selfie" and a look at women who battled cancer and feeling beautiful again. >> after hearing the words you have breast cancer, your first concern is getting better. it is what happeneds to you physically that can be very difficult sometimes, a smile, a laugh and a little self-indulgence can go a long way. >> my name is madeleine. i'm 61 years of age. i was diagnosed with breast cancer. i had a lumpectomy. >> i will be 49 tomorrow. i was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago, eight years ago, and this past christmas. i'm a triple negative breast cancer which is a harder breast cancer. it was my choice to do a
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bilateral mastectomy. >> my name is francine. i'm 29 years old. and i was diagnosed with breast cancer. every year you go through your mammogram and you cross your fingers. >> the woman that did the sonogram knew right away. her face gave it away. >> you knew ? >> yeah. >> they said the word chemo and you thought -- >> i thought, like, sickness. >> there was a point when the -- for the very, very first time you got a look at yourself. what was your initial reaction when you did? >> initial reaction was shock. it is a loss. it is part of you that is there one day and gone the next. that was difficult. and it is terrifying. it really is. you don't look like yourself. >> my husband calls them battle scars. those scars were my life. i never felt ugly. i never felt like i need to hide
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these scars. they're just a part of me. >> i was so young and hoping to have children. and i look at myself and i was losing my hair and just everything that happened, i just aged. it wasn't easy. sorry. >> when other women look at this photograph, that's on the "today" show, what are you hoping they'll take from looking at you? >> i want them to see how strong i am, and how i'm not scared to be who i am, even though what happened to me, i'm still me.
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those scars are, like, battle wounds, and they're good scars because you made it through and you're here to show them. after day i get up and look in the mirror and you see less and less of yourself. all you have to do is look deep, look deeper inside yourself and find the inner beauty and inner peace and make peace with myself. and i think i have today. >> i hope they see that it is not the end. it is the beginning. i want them to see me as a person, as a person who overcame it, and best of all as a survivor. >> three beautiful, incredible -- aren't they incredible? >> never met them and you love every one of them so much. god bless them. >> we love you guys. >> okay. do you have trouble saying
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9:30 last night, actually, near the campbell border. firefighters had a hard time reaching those flames. some kind of clutter in the front yard, a barrier. no word yet on a cause. several may day demonstrations planned throughout the bay area today. activists were all for all kinds of things from immigrant rights end toing eviction notices and police brutality. protesters will march in san francisco, oakland, and in santa rosa, their going to focus on andy lopez, the 13-year-old who was killed by a sheriff's deputy who thought the replica rifle was a real gun. we'll take a look at weather and traffic coming up after the break. "i wish i'd done this sooner." don't let that be you. you know your teeth are important. so don't put it off any longer. call 1-800-dentist today. ♪
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welcome back, now, it's already getting hot out there. but you know what? we're running a couple degrees cooler than we were at this time yesterday. san francisco, nonetheless, at 71 degrees right now. we're clear and mild in san jose. a little hazy, a little shake to our camera as well. you'll notice here, though, in san francisco, those clouds are coming in. cooling clouds, yeah, low clouds return to the coast and that cool ocean breeze, as we head throughout tonight. it's going to get hot inland first. 92 in the south bay. you'll notice the difference, though, 77 in san francisco. let's check your drive. here's mike. >> here's video our chopper took overhead. this is the big rig spilling all that dirt. the rig itself politics two lanes, the dirt, the rest of the lanes. folks are getting by on the shoulder, but the frontage road, that's the mission boulevard off-ramp. get off and back on the freeway. it's slow from scot creek
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through the area. that's the only big issue. the rest of the south bay continues to improve as does the rest of the bay. >> okay, mike, see you at 11:00. now, we're back on this thirsty thursday, ready to reveal our plaza "ambush makeovers" for two very lucky ladies. >> they were swept off the rainy, drizzly plaza and into our nice and dry makeup room and given brand-new looks by our crack makeover team. "today" contributor and stylist to the stars, louis licari and "today" contributor and contributing editor for "people style watch" and author, beautiful miss jill martin. >> hi, kids. >> it was drizzly, not terrible this morning. >> we were lucky. we thought we were between the rain. and there were so many people to pick from today. >> our first lucky lady is joyce
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sanks, 58 years old, from walla walla, washington. she told us her daily beauty routine is a ton ponytail becau she doesn't know how to manage it. let's look at her story. >> well, today is all about daughters wanting this for their mothers. and, courtney, i know this is so important to you. >> it is. my mom is 59. i think it is time for her to get a little updated look. >> and i know -- >> yeah. >> i know you're excited too. >> i am. i'm in a rut. it is time to make a change and i want to see what people have -- what their ideas are for me. i'll do it. >> on this rainy day, we're going to make you glam. >> please, please do. >> all right. lovely daughter courtney has her blindfold on. keep it on for a second. >> she's so excited for you. either that or she's praying. >> here is the before picture of joyce sanks from walla walla,
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washington. and here she is. come on out. oh my god, wow! >> wow! >> courtney, are you ready? >> get ready. take off your blindfold. >> wow! oh, my god. >> walla walla, washington, wow. >> it is really you. >> you look fantastic. >> oh, yes. >> bouncy. >> bouncy and behaving. >> and behaving. >> yeah. >> look right here at camera 12. tell us -- >> we gave her bouncy, behaving hair. this is a haircut by igor. her hair -- she has a small face, her hair was too long, overwhelming her. we kept her hair on the longest side, and just made it free flowing. beautiful. modern. and the hair color was faded. so i made it a little darker and look what it does to her. >> what do you think? >> she's so petite, i -- wow.
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>> another walla walla wow. >> that dress is hot. >> adriana papel. look at the body on her. we took off her sweats and saw this and what is great about navy now it a new black. you want to get a new color and we love lace. >> big round of applause for joyce. >> good job, everybody. >> go join your daughter, thank you. >> our second lady is stacy, 46 from la grand, oregon. her daughter begged us to bring her mom's look out of the '80s and into the new millennium. we went to work. let's listen to her story. >> daughters and mommy. and when i saw you outside, you told me the '80s called and they want your mom's hair back. >> yeah. her hair -- >> her hair has been exactly the same since i was a little girl. she talks about changing it. she's just too afraid to do it. it is time. >> what do you think?
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>> i'm ready. >> are you scared? >> no. i'm just so excited, i can't hardly stand it. >> that's good. >> she's here with her daughters tay and boo and her boyfriend, mike. one last look before at stacy and let's bring out the new stacy! >> wow! wow! >> right on that t please, stacy. take off your blindfolds. >> wow! >> whoa! >> oh, my gosh. >> pretty crazy. you want to look. go around. >> holy -- >> oh, my god. >> you look awesome. >> you look amazing. let's hear about it, louis. >> gone is her hair of the early mtv years and what we have is a very glamorous new look. made her hair color warmer,
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again, we kept her curly hair cuy, but just a little polish and kept it long. cute. and, of course, the whole trick here is -- warm up the skin color. >> looks adorable. ladies, what do you -- don't forget mike. what do you think, girls? >> love it. >> wow. >> i don't know how to spot her in the crowd now without the hair. >> i love the outfit. she looks fantastic. >> we wanted to keep it fun. this is from london times. and soma intimates has great pieces to smooth out any dress. i want to show, we kept one '80s thing. look at her nail polish. that's the only '80s thing left. >> you remind me of bette midler. you're adorable. >> thank you. >> bring joyce out. come on out. >> good job. >> this is awesome. >> social media to after school
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activities, why setting limits now is going to help your kids later, everybody. >> how to make your mom's life easier with gadgets just in time for mother's day, that's coming up right after this.
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as parents, we're always looking for great advice, the best advice to raise a thriving child, but there are many different experts with many different opinions. >> dr. robin berman decided to
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talk to everybody from teachers to therapists to coaches to role models to find out what is at the heart of great parenting. >> she took that information and put it into a new book called "permission to parent: how to raise your child with love and limits." welcome. welcome. >> what a thrill to be here. thank you so much. >> what a great idea, to find the most important people in your child's life, and get the best advice from them. >> absolutely. there is so much great data. if we look at the kids who turned out great, we said what are the common denominators. what did you do? what are the secrets? you scream the word limits, that's where we have trouble these days. children went from being seen and not heard. and the pendulum went the other way, controlling the universe. kids are the center of the universe and parents are terrified to say no out of hurting their kids' feelings. this book is the new middle. let's hybrid both of these extremes and find a grateful
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place in the middle. >> what should parents do who have difficulties saying no? lay it down? >> they should realize that setting a limit is a way of loving yourself. >> they don't realize that. >> it is a form of love. it is not, like, scream at them, i hit them, yell at them, i'll let you throw all that away, shame them, all of those old behaviors. >> shame a little. >> shame is a healthy thing. >> shame ultimately actually becomes sometimes internalized self-hat self-hatred. you should be ashamed of yourself, trying to raise a child who feels super great inside. and if you shame them and if you, you know, you're the voice in their head forever on automatic replay. people who i interviewed who are 70 and 80 years old can still hear my mother saying -- >> how we talk to our kids. >> the tone. it is the tone. >> it is the tone and the words. >> people are so exhausted. they're working several jobs, they're not getting any sleep, sometimes they're a single parent. just to say, moderate your tone.
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make sure that you -- they don't have the time or the energy. and sometimes they don't have the will. they feel shame. so they put their child with a social device, some sort of social media thing. or -- >> the tv or -- >> they let other people raise their child. >> or things raise them. >> one job you cannot farm out. you cannot farm out parenting. you are -- it is a forever love story. you never forget your parents. good and bad, right? if we're going to farm it out to an electronic device, we're missing the connections. >> people go the other extreme they try to overparent. they -- >> they hover. >> they fix everything. they don't want your child to feel the fall, so they scoop them up before they do and never experience -- >> you are speaking my language. you are speaking my language. you're not creating resiliency. we're creating a bunch of fragile entitled children. >> not prepared for the real world when they get out into it. >> who are not prepared for the real world. and they become very resentful because they're so dependent on their parents, they're looking
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for mommy and daddy to fix everything, and a good parent, we work ourselves out of a job, you know? if you do -- you give them the tools to do it on their own. but if you're constantly rushing in to fix everything, we can't do that. and what is exciting today, my most exciting kind of med school neuroscience fact is that good parenting changes the structure of a developing brain. >> i believe that. >> have to be more concerned about their character than their resume. >> you could have written this book. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for having me. thank you. the dishes you can make for your family tonight that will help other families in need. >> a great idea. and never miss an important call again. >> really? >> the cool tech gadgets that are perfect for your mom right after this. bolder. bigger. look-at-me-lashes! new colossal pumped up! mascara. from maybelline new york. the game changer! for big brush lovers.
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most moms love to get
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flowers and be taken out to brunch for mother's day. if you really want to impress her, try making her daily routine a little bit easier. >> we have great gadgets and apps that will do just that, even if she is technically challenged like somebody here. digital lifestyle expert carley knobloch is here with great gift ideas. >> happy mother's day. >> we don't want to overwhelm mom. we want to make life easier. mom's purse is usually full of stuff and the phone is at the bottom. she sometimes doesn't get a call. you can call me. my purse is in the bottom of this -- my phone is in the bottom of the purse. >> i'm calling you now. >> give me a call. >> i'm calling. >> okay, so, what happens is, this is the trellie, you pair it to your phone and put it on your purse and then when i get a call, we're going to -- >> there it goes. >> what? >> it lights up and i know i can start rooting around and find my phone -- >> there it is. >> that is adorable. >> it keeps your phone in the pocket it is made for. >> you could do that and yet you don't. >> sometimes you can't hear it. you're in places, you can see
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the light. >> it flashes and you have a missed call so you know to go back and find it. >> what else? >> refrigerator magnets got cool. they can record video messages. >> i can't handle it. >> this is adorable, from native union, called the play. it can hold three minutes of messages. >> and you put it on your fridge. >> yes. the kids can send messages back and forth. >> genius. >> there's me. in the orange room. >> that is so cute. >> $24. >> okay. >> mom always seems to have a fully charged phone this is the key from blue lounge. imagine having a charging cable always on your key chain. >> how is that possible? >> there is -- just the cable, now you got this end goes into your android phone, one for old iphones and new iphones and usb port. >> my head hurts. >> your computer. >> i don't have a computer. >> your typewriter. >> i don't have a typewriter. >> okay. i'm not going to say lost cause. i'm going to say challenging. this is a lovely gift.
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it is 3.99. an app called morning. it is mom's grand central station dashboard for her whole day. fully customizable, time, weather, stock prices, she can see everything she needs to get going. >> that's great. stocks on it? >> wow. that's cool. that will come in handy for me, never. >> this is one i'm particularly excited about. this is a warehouse club on your phone so you don't have to go to the big stores to get your bulk items, discount prices, free shipping to your door on most items. some require shipping, but most for free. >> you save in gas, headache and time. >> yes, headache, time -- >> genius. >> love it. and then, to me, is the ultimate mother's day gift. this is amazon fire tv, streaming media, your hulu, netflix, games, music, and also cool features like voice search, so, hang on, community.
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thinking, thinking. >> did you say community? >> i sure did. >> great features. who has time to type? >> how much is this thing? >> this is $99. >> i need to get that for my mom, she would love it. >> my mother would look at it and go, oh, thanks. >> keep it in the wrapper. carley, thank you. great, great. >> happy mother's day. for six additional tech ideas you didn't see here, go to and click connect. feed your family while feeding america. easy recipes that taste good and do good. >> we like that. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back in today's kitchen cooking for a good cause. did you know that one in six americans do not have enough food to lead a healthy life? >> today, you can do your part to change that.
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the hunger relief charity feeding america has launched a program on pinterest called pin a meal, give a meal. here is how it works. go to our "today" show pinterest food board and for every pin and repin of the three recipes today, land o lakes will donate $1 to feeding america. >> that's fantastic. >> ree drummond, bridget edwards and maria lichty are three popular food bloggers who partnered with land o lakes to create the recipes. hi, ladies. i had a taste of this and it is delicious, the primavera. >> we'll start right here. >> okay. >> i'm excited to be here with bridget and maria. we're buddies on the side. as food bloggers, food is fundamental to what we do. we're excited about the pin a meal, give a meal program. one of the meals you can pin is my pasta primavera which starts with butter, olive oil and sea salt. i make a creamy parmesan sauce, garlic. it is just bubbling away here. >> ham, peas and goodies. >> ham, frozen peas, just right
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out of the freezer and basil. >> whip that up. >> stir that together a little bit. put in the pasta. >> big old blob. >> and then toss it around and dinner is served. and the recipes that can be pinned for pin a meal, give a meal, are not just dinner, we have some sweets. >> let's have a little of that. >> come down to the dessert portion. >> hi. what is this? >> i have a strawberry layer cake with amaretto and buttercream. cake is filled with vstrawberris and vanilla. >> how can you go wrong? >> wait, let's portion -- >> thank you. >> do you believe in big pieces? >> yes, i do. look what's happening here. look. >> perfect. >> look how beautiful. >> one little tiny bite. >> careful. >> oh, my gosh. primavera. >> oh, my god. >> love it.
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>> back here, hey. >> hello. welcome to the kitchen. raspberry almond scones today. scones are some of my favorite breakfast treats. >> how do you make them? >> juicy plump raspberries on the inside and i whisked together a simple almond glaze and i'm going to go ahead and drizzle that over the top. >> we love the word drizzle. >> drizzle, drizzle. >> i like this. >> so the recipe for the scones on our website too? >> yes. >> is it easy to make one of those? >> so easy. such a great treat for spring and summer and mother's day is coming up. great for brunch. >> did you know each other before? >> yes. >> and as food bloggers, we have a pinterest addiction as it is. it is wonderful. it is something we do anyway, we can turn into donations. >> thank you so much for everything you guys have been doing. please, for more information on how you can pin one of these recipe and donate to feeding america, go to tomorrow, a special before and after show you're not going
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to want to miss. why your relationship is so different before and after marriage. and how to dress ten pounds thinner. and room makeovers. awesom
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right now at 11:00, a heat wave blanketing the bay area, as we give you a live look in san francisco and san jose. a big dome of hot air is bringing temperatures to near record highs. good morning to you and thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon in for peggy bunker. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. let's get right the to meteorologist christina loren. she got to be outside in san jose, where apparently it's already well into the 80s. >> and what a treat it is, you guys. what a beautiful day. well, since you're not out there in it, you're likely in the ac of your home. but what you'll noticeeh


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