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"today in the bay." we will be back with you at 7:25 with live local news weather and traffic. >> join us for the bay area news at 11:00 as well. have a great day. >> we'll be back. >> good morning, outbreak. up to ten tornadoes touched down in the heartland. heavy rain, damaging hail in a dozen states. nearly 60 million people facing yet another severe weather threat today. "today" exclusive, behind the lens, we'll talk to the man live recording the moment that a south carolina police officer opened fire on walter scott and this morning we are learning video from the officer's own car could be released as early as today. spying for scientology, did the leader of the church hire a private detective to track his own father? the surprising details from official polic obtained in an nbc news
investigation. ♪ one love ♪ >> and one love, president obama stops in jamaica. today, april 9, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savann studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" morning. we probably should start the show this way every day. >> we will tell you more about the barack oba more bob marley. is hesevere weather follo overnight of tornadoes, rain, hail, and dyla following all of it. >> we saw tornadoes, hail, we had flash flooding. take a look at this video from
deerhead, kansas. you can see obviously the funnel cloud. you see that raiow there. unbelievable video from a more rural area from southern kansas right on the border of oklahoma. so there were no damage reports because it was obviously in rural area. now in missouri, we saw more hail than anything else. we have reports of hail two to three inches in diameter, winds gusting 60 to 70 miles an hour toppling trees, power lines, tearing the buildings. we also had a lot of reports to damage to vehicles because of the hail, baseball and grapefruit size hail. missouri is famous for getting giant hail storms. you can even see golfball size hail. imagine that falling fro sky. unfortunately, we are looking at the same setup again today. we got this really warm somewhat humid air, 60s and 70s ahead of this front. behind it, it's in the 30s and 40s. it's that clash that's producing those stronger storms. we are going to see them fire up today.
this morning we have your run of the mill thunderstorms. heavy downpour ss frequent cloud-to-groun around st. louis. now, chicago is in the 40s right now. it's going to be in the 70s later on this afternoon increase the threat of s weather. look at this, from texas all the way up into parts of west virginia. that's where we are going to see widespread thunderstorms. it's in this air a yeah of orange where with we could see more tornado winds in excess of 70 miles an hour. tomorrow that threat will shift further to the east. thunderstorms from texas into central new jersey. however, we will lose the threat of tornadoes tom today we certainly have to k an e >> a little piece of g in the future. >> it gets better, yes. >> thank you very much. in other news, outrage is growing in that deadly shooting of an unarmed black man by an a white police officer in south carolina. in a moment we'll talk exclusively to the man who cap capt
first, nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest on the case. good morning to you. >> reporter: investigators could release dash cam video. meanwhile, the was er involved in that dead areally incident has been fired. city officials say they now plan to arm every officer on the street with body cameras. this morning we are hearing from santana. >> i took my phone out. >> reporter: the man many are calling a hero for recording the deadly encounter that' seen by millions. the initial police report said walter scott took officer michael slager's taser. he grabbed my taser. santana told lester holt. >> i believe he wanted to get away of the taser. like i said, he never used the taser against the cop. >> reporter: right now, there are two main questions police haven't answered. slager retrieved an obje
fell to the ground. it's not clear whether it's his taser and appears to drop the object next to scott's body. also not clear, why the video doesn't show officers performing cpr when the initial police report said they had. >> there are questions i have in my mind that i can't answer right now. >> reporter: scott's family is thankful the video became public, even though it's so hard to watch. >> it was too heart breaking. i wouldn't want that to happen to anybody. >> reporter: now charged with murder, we are learning more about officer slager on the north charleston pol for six years, his wife eight months pregnant. personnel record show there was a complaint against him if 2013 for improper use of force with a taser involving a black man, but officer slager was exonerated. >> what do we want? when do we want it? now. >> reporter: this shooting now reigniting a national debate about the use of dead lily force.
>> they shot him down like dog. >> that can't happen in 2015. >> reporter: officer slager has not yet entered a plea. he has just retained a new attorney who so far is declining to comment publicly at length. at least for now, matt. >> gabe gutierrez on the story. gabe, than santana who captured the video is with us now exclusively along with his attorney, todd rutherford. what have the last couple of days been like for you? >> oh, it's been something i never expected. you know, i say life's changed in a matter of seconds i have been a witness, this video and to record this and all this will happen. >> let's go back to saturday. you are walking to work. you are on the phone. you see the confrontation, excuse me, between officer slager and mr. scott. i believe you saw the officer on top of mr. scott and you heard the taser. what did it sound like?
>> the taser, it was just sounding like i say, he was using the taser with mr. scott. >> how did mr. scott react immediately following being tased? how did he rae act to that? >> before the video i saw that he was trying to get away from the taser and his reaction was, you know, to get away of the taser. >> was there a struggle over the taser that you saw? were they fighting over it? >> no, he never got the taser off the police. he never got the taser. >> you then put the phone up and you start to record after that moment and within seconds you record officer slager firing eight shots. >> yes. >> one minute you are walking to work. the next minute eight shots are fired. you must have been scared? >> yes, still, i'm still scared. >> you're still scared? >> yes. >> yet you maintain your composure enough to keep videotaping this?
>> yeah. >> when you saw walter scott fall to the ground, can you just describe your reaction? >> at that moment i didn't, it didn't really thought he was going to die or that he was dead. you know, never, maybe thought one bullet would catch him and he fell to the ground. i didn't know how many bullets he was catched by and, yeah, never thought of any of that, that he was dead. >> i want you to look at monitor here for second. there is a moment on your cell phone video, immediately after officer slager stops firing, it appears to me that he looks directly at you. i'm going to run the tape and just watch that instant. he fires the eight shots and then he looks right over. do you think he was looking at you?
>> yes, definitely. before like i record the video so maybe he felt that he can feel that someone is there. like i say, it was an empty spot. there were just the three of us in that moment. like i say i didn't, i couldn't tell what was going to happen, so i just want him to know that you know, that he's not by himself. >> you moved around and you got closer. there is one portion of the tape where you are pretty close to walter scott on the ground and the officers now, two of them are standing over mr. scott. did they say anything to you? did you say anything to them? >> i was saying in the video that it was an abuse what the police officer was doing, what he had done at that moment. the officer didn't say that right when i get close, he actually said to one of them
told me to just move from there. >> you eventually showed this tape to the scott family. i know you described that was a difficult thing for them to see. mr. rutherford, if he had not taken those images with his cell phone, this would be his word against officer slager's word. >> that's right. >> that video changes everything. >> the video changes everything and shows the importance of body cameras, thankfully they're now moving to other body cameras for all their officers. he's afraid. the first thing he said how can i get protection? there are other officers saying they performed cpr. he was there five minutes afterwards and he saw nobody did cpr. what does he do when the ones supposed to protect us turn against us. >> do you have an answer? what do you do? keep doing what you're doing, talking about this?
>> like i said, like i say to todd, i decide now to show my face to the media because like i say to him all my life have changed after this with this. now you know they say people know where i live, people know you know where i work. you know, so my normal routine from just walking from my house to the work, to work have changed. i said to him, i will have to like i say, at some point i thought about staying anonymous and don't show my face, don't talk about it, but there is something that have to go you know beyond that at this and like i say if i want to show my face, everybody over there knows including the police officers in the department knows who i am now. >> we appreciate you talking to us this morning. thank you very much. todd thank you very much as well. let's go over to savannah. thank you so much.
the penalty phase in the boston marathon bombing case could begin next week after dzhokhar tsarnaev faces conviction on every one of the 31 charges. now they will decide if he will be sentenced to life in prison or death. pete williams is in boston this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. the jury reached that verdict after just 11 hours of deliberation. victims and family members crowded into the courtroom to hear it and to see the marathon bomber who showed no reaction. now that dzhokhar tsarnaev has been found guilty, he faces a second trial, to decide between life if prison without parole or death by lethal injection. wednesday's verdict guilty on every one of the 30 counts against him. for two bombings, two years ago near the finish line of the boston marathon that killed 8-year-old martin richard, lingzi lu and injured 200 plus us
more, guilty too for murdering police officer sean collier and carjacking a terrified businessman who escaped and pleaded for help, a part of a crime spree three nights later. no date now for the next trial. legal experts say his defense lawyers will benefit for several days delay. >> i would ask for as much time possible to from this moment to the sentencing phase to separate the jurors from the emotions of the trial. >> reporter: those emotions have bob been on the mind of heather abbott. shea wanted to eded to sea tsarnaev held accountable. >> i think he got guilty and the jury got it right. now he has to live with the consequences. >> reporter: in texas, bombing victim rebecca gregory says she will be back if boston for the final days. >> i do believe he should be held accountable. so whatever that is, i believe the true judgment comes after he dies, anyway, so it's really not
my judgment to make. and my heart goes out to the jury that has to make this decision. >> reporter: the jury has the rest of the week off. the penalty phase might start as early as next week, giving boston some time to absorb the verdict the city has been waiting for. matt. savannah. >> pete williams, thank you, those will be difficult days in the courtroom for sure. >> certainly. let's go to natalie. she has what appears to be another black eye for the secret service. >> here we go again. the department of homeland security inspector general now investigating a top agent who has been accused of sexual assault. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker joins us with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. according to a source familiar with the investigation, the secret service director placed a senior supervisors on leave and suspended his security clearance after a female employee accused him of making unwanted advances towards her last month.
the female employee complained about the alleged incident a week ago accusing morales, her boss, of grabbing her arm and asked to have sex with her after a work party on march 31st. now in a statement, director joseph clancy said quote any threats or violence that endangers our employees in the workplace is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. this is the latest setback for the agency after a series of embarrassments. most recently two secret agents allegedly drove a car near the scene of an investigation after a night of drinking. the department of homeland security and inspector general and d.c. police are investigating the latest incident. no comment yet for morales. natalie, back to you. >> kristen welker, thanks so much. >> some frightening moments on a flight from iceland to denver when a lightning strike blew a hole in the nose of the plane. take a look there. this happened shortly after takeoff. passengers on that iceland air flight say they heard a loud bang and pop.
the plane kept going on its 3700 mile journey to denver where it landed safely, thank goodness. it wasn't until the plane landed that the passengers and the pilots realized the plane was damaged. i wouldn't want to be flying with a hole the nose there like that. we have an important recall to tell you about. sabra is recalling 30,000 cases of its classic hummus do to possible contamination with listeria. it is limited to the best before dates of may 11th and may 15th. so anyone who has the item should throw it away or return it to the store. you can find out more on our website today.com. president obama is in jamaica this morning as we showed you earlier. the first u.s. president to visit the country in three decades. the president wasted no time after arriving wednesday night making an unexpected visit to the bob marley museum in kingston. it is located in the legendary musician's former home.
it's normally closed at night. so special arrangements were made so the president could can go and see it himself. the president telling the tour guide, i still have all the albums. so an excuse this morning to play mousseusic and to ask favorite bob marley songs. >> mine is "buffalo soldier." i do know bob marley. >> i was going to say, you mean ziggy marley? "redemption" song. >> there it is. >> a good dj back there today. "no woman, no cry" it's a good one. ♪ do you want to do the weather to this? >> "one love" we can do the weather to "one love. >> take it away. >> now i can't even focus on the weather now. let's talk about where it's warm. in the southeast, we're looking at temperatures in the 70s and '80s. we do have those stormy areas in the middle of the country from
and that's your 7:18, good morning to you, i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures comfortable but a little on the chilly side. grab a jacket, something you can peel off later on today. abun dan sunshine already the case in pacifica. temperatures are going to be comfortable, 70 degrees in the south bay today. 67 on the east shore and right around 71 degrees in the tri valley. the weekend just a couple days away now, and we will see the low 70s, a little bit warmer for your saturday, then clouds increase and we drop your temperatures on sunday. ctives to track its leader's own father. plus the nfl rookie set to break barriers next season will lead you to the first full-time female official. around here, we're all about fast. that's why xfinity is perfect for me. with millions of wifi hotspots all over the place - including one right here at the shop - now we can stream all things fast and furious. you've done it again, carlos! ♪ with the fastest in-home wifi and millions of hotspots xfinity is perfect for people who
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among the reports, sfo is boosting security around the runway perimeter. >> and san jose police departments plan to use a drone may be getting closer to takeoff. "the mercury news" reports the neighborhood commission is endorsing use of the drones as part of a one-year pilot program. another committee must sign off on the plan which then needs approval from the city council. meteorologist christina loren's job is beautiful today, all very nice. >> yes, it is going to be a nice day, kris good morning to you. we are running a little bit cooler than 24 hours ago generally about two to six degrees. as we get into the morning hours, cool conditions won't last long. sunshine in full force over pacifica and that's going to bring temperatures up by a good five to eight degrees from yesterday's high. 68 degrees on the peninsula today. 70 degrees for us in the south bay and 67 degrees on the east shore. even warmer as we head throughout your weekend, up to 72 on saturday. slight chance for showers, more on that in five minutes. right now here's anthony and your drive.
>> san jose things are slow coming through 101, 101 past 280, cameras northbound side,s' stop and go because of a series of accidents, let's switch over on the traffic maps right at the 87 connector, a common thoroughfare, one accident at the connector and another one right near tremble and a stall after that so this is going to be a place to avoid all morning long. the bay bridge you can see metering lights on things are slow. kris, back to you. >> more local news in just a half hour. enjoy your morning.
12k3w4r6r7b8g9s. all right. being now at 7:30 on a thursday morning. near retically, that is looking south from the top of the rock. lots of fog in manhattan today and all around the east coast. not the best weather week. hopefully, it will improve for the weekend. we welcome you back. >> here are those april showers we hear so much about. strong storms ripping through the heartland last night, tornadoes, 57 million people from texas to michigan could be impacted today by more severe weather. the south carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man has now been fired. meantime now they can release
dash-cam video from today that would show the events that led up to the shooting. >> the boston marathon trial leads to the sentencing phase. that could start as early as next week. dzhokhar tsarnaev faces either life in prison or the death penalty. now he has been found guilty in that attack. let's begin with an nbc news investigation into an alleged spying scandal inside the church of scientology. here's nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: david skafage is the lead of the church of 69ology. they say they were to track the father, a long-time scientologiologist who left the church. one of those investigators was arrested in wisconsin after police received a call about a suspicious man walking around the neighborhood. >> what mr. powell did indicate to detectives is at the end of the day he believed he was working for the church of
scientology. >> reporter: according to police document powell said he was hired through an intermediary firm and had been following ronald miscav annual. they were to follow and photograph him wherever he went. he told police he put a gps tracking unit on his car. the police report says powell stated that david miscav annual is paranoid and afraid ex-members will discuss the inner workings of the church. nbc exclusively obtained audio to the police. >> i'm just supposed to report back what he does who he talks to. they want me to find people to make friends with him to lead him in a positive direction. >> reporter: in response the chur. of scientology ol says the entire premise of the report is an absolute bald-faced lie. it is preposterous. his attorney says mr. miscavige
never directed any statements to mr. powell. in a statement to police powell says there was an incident he saw him slumped over while grasping his cleft. powell says he contacted his intermediary and according to police report he was called two minutes later by a man who identified himself as david miscavige. he told him if it was ron's time to die, to let him die and not intervene in anyway. >> that story was repeated by powell's son, who was also interviewed by police. >> my dad got off the phone. he goes, i just got a call from david miscavige, don't intervene if he has a heart attack. the church says no conversation took place. it is unadulterated. he continues to take care of his father. now 79 to ronned a miscavige
declined to comment. as for powell he could not be reached for comment. when arrested they found numerous weapons in his car. powell said they were for sport shooting. >> i just follow the old man. i don't intend any harm to him ever. >> reporter: he was charged with one federal count for obtaining a silencer. it was dismissed based on him taking a special program. what powell told police two years ago is bringing more attention to the church of scientology. >> all right. we will turn now to dylan dwyer and get a check of the weather. >> along with severe storms we could see flash flooding. keep in mind we are looking at downpours with these storms that could produce a couple inches of rain in a short period of time. from st. louis, into charleston west virginia. look at the northeast, where we have winter weather advisories in effect through today, especially this morning portland is seeing snow right now. it will accumulate a little bit,
especially on the grassy surfaces, but this is the area we are focused on. there are flashes of lightning in iowa into st. louis this afternoon. widespread an inch or two of rain. it's within some of 7:35 happy thursday to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. mainly clear and cool to start out. there was a light ocean breeze, getting into your afternoon about 3 to 5 degrees warmer than where we ended up yesterday, back to the 70s. clear and cool again tonight, your sun will set at 7:39. looking towards a really comfortable weekend, techs s temps stay in the 70s in the south bay, mid-60s all weekend long that's the case in san francisco, counting on some shower activity, light but that's next tuesday. >> and that's your latest forecast. that deadly shooting in south carolina is the latest case in a nation wide discussion
by excessive force by police. with more incidents like it caught on camera could it lead to changes around the country. today national correspondent craig melvin is in north charleston covering that part of the story. good morning to you. >> savannah good morning to you as well. feidin santana told me if he hadn't pulled out his video, that police officer would still be on the streets. here's the thing, these things have triggered conversations about police tactics. a quick warning, some of the video you are about to see is disturbing. this video now seen by millions shot by feidin santana who says he realized immediately the magnitude of what he had seen. >> i felt with this information my life might be in danger. i thought about erasing the video and getting out of the community and living some place else. >> reporter: santana's video
helped authorities piece together saturday's events. tuesday, officer michael slager was charged with murder. >> do you have any questions for me sir? >>. >> reporter: over the past year video has been a catalyst for a nation wide change in police procedures. this follows the shooting death of michael brown in ferguson missouri. since then the following have surfaced cell phone videos of staten island police putting eric garner in a choke hold. germany died. under surveillance video in cleveland, ohio police killing tamir rice there were reports he had a gun. turns out he had a pellet gun. >> he got a gun, get out of the car. in this one also in south carolina where a straight trooper shot and wounded a man for reaching for his license. >> why did you shoot me? i just got my license. you said get my license.
>> reporter: soon all north carolina police will be out with body cameras. >> body cameras are absolutely necessary, not just in south carolina but nationwide you can expect to be treated better. >> reporter: other police departments have done the same. seattle pd even posts their videos to youtube. >> and my head goes the camera goes basically. >> when we get more and more video, what do you think that will mean going forward? >> i think better treatment for our minorities and our population so deserved by the police. better for people that feel like the police simply aren't there to protect them. >> reporter: with the advance in technology a hope nor more accountability and transparency. we heard from the white house yesterday, white house press secretary josh ernest saying president obama has seen the video of what happened here in north charleston. he went on to say this is another example of how body cameras would help strengthen
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sarah thomas is set to become the first full time female official in the league history. joining the ranks of the black and white on sunday. so what was it like getting the phone call from the highest level? >> i tell you when that phone rang 10:30 central time i found that speechless. a lot of people know me find that hard to believe. >> reporter: it was a lifetime in the making. she's worked herself up the ranks from officiating pee-wee games and bowl games blending in along the way. >> when they hear my voice or wear my skirt. they go that's a girl. they don't care they want you to do the job and be consistent and be good at it. >> reporter: thomas nearly jumped to the nfl from a college game if 2013. a lot of people call this a milestone. people who work with you aren't surprised one bit not because you are a woman but you are a really good official. >> well that means a lot to me.
especially coming from peers that they believe i'm a good official and i'm here on merit. >> reporter: do you view this at all, though significant socially? >> i'm just out doing a job. i know it's meaningful to a lot of people and i'm honored for that. but that's not why i set out to do this. to break a gender barrier of any sorts. i just did it because i loved officiating. >> reporter: but the announcement comes after a challenging season for the nfl, following a number of high profile domestic violence cases involving its players. one current player spoke out this week saying image likely was a factor in the decision to hire thomas. there are some saying perhaps this is a publicity stunt. what do you make of that reaction? >> i have been an official for almost 20 years. this hasn't been an overnight sensation or a year. >> reporter: like most officials, thomas' work on game day comes in addition to her normal full-time job and a role at home as mother of three.
what was the reaction from the kids when mom got the call? >> their buddies a at school the two boys at school are getting a lot of pats on the back or whatever. i'm just mom to them. they understand what i go through. they're my biggest support. >> reporter: and they'll be counting down the days to kickoff there fall with a new reason to watch on sundays. what makes you the most nervous thinking about that first nfl game? >> i'm not nervous, willie. >> reporter: not at all? just excited? >> just making sure my fellow crew mates know i'm ready and the coaches and the players know i'm there to do a job as an official. >> you know she is all business guys. i told her before the interview, i'm a giants' fan, if there is anything you can do. not a smile. the baltimore ravens coach said we had her last year in a few pre-season games, she's one of the best at what she does. >> i love when she says i'm not
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pint size caddies, his children. >> charlie plays a bit. sam keeps score. they tell us when we mess up. it's a good combo. >> reporter: tiger handed his puter to sam to put. a rule violation that got him disqualified but still adorable for the crowds. and acting as rory mcilroy's caddy, one direction's night goran. >> a little more than the fasters is used to. >> reporter: a fellow irishman and golf fan, he got to tee off. he admitted the pressure got to him. >> i did perform for their parents today. it's a different sort of crowd i'm used to. >> reporter: for the fans plenty of moments to capture on camera. stealing the show retired fan favorite jack nicklaus.
>> the whole in one incredible. mr. lauer, incredible did you see that? >> let's move on. >> come on you can do it with the highlights the social media all of the cute kids. look at that. oh my goodness and tiger, what a sweet, sweetie, i will have memories of my pop at augusta now sam and charlie, an amazing day. round one of the masters gets under way. mr. you whater, a hole in 1 hopefully. >> that will beifies from your mouth to you know where. tamron thank you. coming up mariel hemingway talks about overcoming a famous legacy. she has two new memoirs, we'll have a great all these networks keep making different claims. it gets confusing. fastest, the strongest the most in-your-face-est. it sounds like some weird multiple choice test. yea, but do i pick a, b, or c. for me it's all of the above. i pick, like the best of everything.
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good morning everyone. 7:56, i'm scott mcgrew. big overhaul for stanford university in how it responds to campus sex assaults. university task force is recommending expulsion for any student found guilty of sexual assault, that's not necessarily in a criminal court but by a student panel. also, the school plans to launch streamlined responses to any potential assault cases and provide counselor support for victims. the changes will go into effect next fall. state lawmakers getting closer to preventing student fee hikes now looming over the entire uc system. regents last year approved raising tuition by 5% a year over the next five years, that's how being hashed out by the uc president and governor brown. yesterday a state senate committee took the first step in approving a bill that would grant $150 million to uc and the
cal state schools eliminating those hikes. well eight less check your weather this morning. >> thank you, scott. good thursday morning to you at home. temperatures look good to start. it's a little chilly out there, grab a jacket. we have a light ocean breeze. getting into your afternoon though warmer than yesterday by five to eight degrees. temperatures right around average, that means low 70s are back inland. by tonight your sun will set at about 7:39. 68 degrees for the peninsula and 67 on the east shore. temperatures warming a touch for the weekend and clouds increase maybe some showers, more on that in just five minutes. here's anthony and your drive. >> this morning san jose has been seeing a lot of accidents back up this is 101 northbound just past 280. you can see brakes and folks stopping because of an accident just past here over toward 87. we have two accidents the first one at 87 right at the connector, the second one at tremble where 87 and 101 come together and 880 southbound through san jose you'll notice things are slow there. let's take you outside, palo
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, eat purple and live to 100? phone a friend to extend your life? dr. oz has the prescription for a longer, healthier you. then, growing up hemingway. we'll talk with mariel hemingway about her career, her famous family and her candid new memoir. and billy's back. >> yes! yes! i'll have what i'm having. >> billy crystal on his return to primetime tv for the first time in three decades. today is thursday, april 9th, 2015.
♪ >> it's throwback thursday! >> and we're here one year later. >> good morning, savannah! >> we're the harris family from charlotte, north carolina! >> whoo! >> good morning, west virginia. i'm here to represent you! >> best friends celebrating our sweet 16! whoo! >> it is 8:00 on "today." it is thursday, april 9th, 2015. as we make our way out here to the plaza. still feeling a little chilly and wintry. this is your song. >> do you know who coolio is? >> absolutely. >> fantastic. >> used to have the hair style. >> that's really cool. >> good throwback. >> meanwhile, you know what's starting to show up in our crowd a little bit more each day? the signs like this one right here that says ellen sent me to find matt lauer's tickle spots.
there's more over here. apparently ellen went on her show the other day and sent these people to the show. first of all, i want people to know that only ellen knows where my tickle spot is. >> oh! trust me, you don't want to look for it. let's get a check of the headlines from natalie. >> good morning, guys, once again. the mayor of north charleston, south carolina, says he wants every uniformed officer on the force outfitted with a body camera. this after eyewitness video emerged of an officer gunning down an unarmed black man as he tried to flee. gabe gutierrez is in north charleston with the very latest. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: investigators couldn'tcould release dash cam from the incident as early as today. the officer has been officially fired from the police department, and we're hearing from the first time from the bystander who shot that dramatic cell phone video. he is speaking out exclusively to nbc news. he says he was walking by when
he decided to start recording on his cell phone. here's the sum of what he told matt a short time ago. >> people know where i live. people know where i work. so my normal routine just walking from my house to work, you know, has changed. >> the video changes everything and it shows the importance of body cameras and thankfully they're moving to body cameras on his officers. but he's afraid. the first thing he said to me this morning was how can i get protection? >> officer michael slager has not yet entered a plea on that murder charge. he has just retained a new attorney, who is deciding not to comment publicly at length, at least for now. natalie? >> gabe gutierrez in charleston for us. in boston, jurors are expected to start hearing evidence as early as monday in the penalty phase of marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. he was found guilty yesterday of all charges in the 2013 bombing, and for the killing of an m.i.t.
police officer. he faces the prospect of life in prison or death by lethal injection. tsarnaev's lawyers will try to convince jurors that he should be shown mercy, saying the crime was masterminded by his now dead big brother. a rare but highly contagious epidemic of k-9 flu is spreading in the midwest. chicago is the hardest hit. more than 1,000 dogs have been bitten by the bug, at least five have died. the canine flu does not affect humans, but it is easily passed between dogs up to 20 feet away. veterinarians say the best way to avoid it is to keep your furry friend away from other dogs. new details this morning on the impending royal birth. according to kensington palace, prince william and kate do not know the gender of the baby. also, the royal couple will use the same doctor who oversaw the birth of prince george, and they do not plan to hire a second nanny to help with their new addition. a world champion skier has added a burst of color to the
usually snow-white slopes. marcel hirscher skiing incredible, but skiing in and out of poles filled with multi-colored powder made it even more impressive. so cool. every time he makes contact with the pole, you see it erupts into color as he swerves around. quite a run there. spectacular. it is 8:05 right now. let's get another check of the weather once again from dylan. >> thanks, natalie. that's what i need to do when i'm covering the snowstorms. we had to make a quick correction to your sign here. you love al, but you added in my name. because al's on vacation. and you guys are all the way from? >> new jersey! >> woke up at 4:30 this morning. that's nuts. let's take a look at the weather back through the midwest, where we do have some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms expected from chicago to st. louis today. you can see we are dealing with very thick fog. we have about an hour and a half delay in chicago at o'hare because of all of that fog. now, we are looking at some very strong storms in a widespread area from texas to the southern great lakes through the ohio
river valley, but it's this area in orange which is still very widespread, where we could see tornados, damaging wind gusts, up here 70 miles per hour and 8:06. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren showing you a live look of belvedere. it was clear an hour ago. we have fog out at this point. temperatures after the fog burns off will be comfortable. 70 degrees in the south bay and the north bay. subtle changes for the first part of your weekend. then by sunday things start to cool off and we bring more clouds as well. the next chance for rain arrives by tuesday. it's very cold. >> dylan! >> i can't take it anymore. come up next on "trending" when we go inside, take a look at this. does tissue paper hold the key to getting baby to sleep in just 42 seconds? i will trying that this afternoon.
>> you'll have to try it tonight. plus, what does talking on the phone have to do with living to 100? dr. oz is taking a call and he reveals his seven keys to a healthy life. and matt? >> tamron, thank you. mariel hemingway is here. she's out with not one, but two new books in which she's revealing about her family, and the one thing she would like all parents to do. we'll talk about that. but first, these messages. good to have you back. >> nice to be here. thank you.
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no big deal. white polo. look. there is the senior white house official. yes, it's president obama. lance comes face-to-face with the commander-in-chief and ceos, lance by the way is a veteran. he says if he had known it would be the president he was meeting he would have worn his uniform. >> a good impression otherwise. a surprise encounter wasn't a good one for adam levine. he was performing when a fan rushes up on stage, comes up from behind him. he kind of pushes her away and embraces her just long enough for security to get up there and take her away. in his first interview about the incident adam told his buddy carson daly he was totally caught off guard. >> she ran full speed at me i was like singing, like i said, i was not aware of her at all. >> where was your security? >> good question. she was on me the next thing i knew then i had to deal with it. so i looked at her, i kind of held her shoulders, you need to
calm down please calm down relax. i put my arm around her. by that time someone had managed -- to get her off. >> it could have been scary. you can see carson's full conversation with adam and the other voice coaches here monday on today. here's what you have to see to believe this is cher, a mother of six boys and she is pregnant with her seventh child. so her family threw her a gender reveal party. you learn the gender from the color inside blue means boy, pink means girl. stick with us it's pink. cher is having a girl. take a look at her reaction. >> aah! my god! >> oh. she falls back. she can't believe. >> she's going to have the baby right there in the kitchen. >> can you imagine if it was
blue? >> oh my gosh i know. i think she was expecting that. >> congratulations! >> that will be one spoiled little princess. >> you know how it goes once you have the baby ten you have to worry about getting the baby to sleep. we all know that can be tough. one dad says he found the trick. it takes less than a minute. 42 seconds to be exact. here's how three-month-old seth. his dad, nathan strokes seth's face with a little tissue. seth fidgets at first, then watch, the little guy gets sleepier and sleepier and boom out like a light. one commoner says this has worked on her baby five times. >> i did something similar with luke and still to this day, take the fingers and do the finger massage down the face. >> it works? >> can you come over my house? >> sure. >> that's amazing. >> cool. >> i'm going to try this today. >> you are not alone.
places around the world where people are simply living longer. this morning. dr. memet oz he has seven tips to help get you there. >> good morning. >> before we get to your tips here how much of this is plain genetics? >> two-thirds is how you age, mostly by age 50 will be altered by the lifestyle. the ones we present today are the most important. there are many others that are beneficial. here's the big story, if you can hear my voice and you are healthy, you should 35 age 100 and feel like you are 60. >> the first thing you say you want to drink black tea or coffee every day. >> it turns out caffeine has a huge benefit. the number one source of anti-oxidants is coffee to rejuvenate your body and cells. >> how much a day? >> two to three cups a day. depending on how powerful you alter it. you can nitrate. in addition to reducing cancer
rates, they help with keeping your brain sharp and reducing alzheimer's. >> i love cinnamon. >> put cinnamon in your coffee not sugar, if you are a type 2 or pre-diabetic you reduce your high blood pressure 70%. if you make eight spice, it helps your liver deal more effectively. >> eat more nuts. what kind of nuts? >> all nuts from trees work. breaking news it turns out peanuts, the legumes work as well. people say i don't want to eat nuts i'll gain weight. not true. if you have a handful every day of the nuts you will actually lose weight. raw nuts that are you a thuntic. not eradiated. >> get more purple. >> harvest the colors of the sun. think about the rainbow. you want the nutrient source it can come in brain berry, brew berrys they help your brain,
blackberry red wine counts too, blue anything that's naturally blue. it's healthful. >> let's take a walk. >> that is your other tips take a daily walk and something interesting on the other side. >> women walk only ten minutes a day were able to dramatically reduce their mortality rate. we are learning more and more here's the big deal lift your foot up. can you do the tree pose can you do that? >> balance on one leg. why? >> because frailty is the number one killer of all of us. matt if i get rid of all of cancer in america. we'd live three years longer. what kills us we get so frail. we can't weather the storm of getting a bad diagnosis and persevere if times of difficulty. if you break your hip, 20% you will be dead that year. are you so weak your hip couldn't hold you anymore. >> you say get more sleep. >> the reason i like sleep is
because if you can get one hour or more dramatically affects cancer rates, high blood pressure rates, 30% you will be hypertensive it's the number one ageer of all. you can treat it with sleep rather than medication. one hour of sleep, it's worth the investment. sleep is the most under appreciated problem in america. >> not under appreciated around here. doc, get to the last thing. you say reach out to one friend a day. why is that going to help me live longer? >> the human species weathered storms of diversity. we talk to each other. now we have tools to make it easier. i prefer you visit someone. call someone, text someone, build that social framework. it reduces 20%. see that red wine over there. walk with me. we can beat kathy and hoda to the wine if you take the natural food before annuals, combine them with conversation. that's why they work. it allows us to look at each
other's eyes and realize we are drops of rain falling into the ocean of humanity. if you give your heart a reason to keep beating you will live longer. >> lifestyle and diet not genetics. cheers good to see you! and you can catch more of dr. oz' advice on "the dr. oz show" check your local listings. savannah. we are joined by actress and mother of two, mariel hemingway. she is releasing two books simultaneously. the first is "out came the sun, overcoming the addiction of mental illness and suicide in my family" and mariel you have been busy. >> i have been busy. >> i have to say, this concept struck me as unique and making a lot of sense. you are telling your story in a straight forward memoir and telling it from your young adult's point of view. why did you want to do that? >> well first of all, i think ininvisible girl "ininvisible
girl," he really came from my heart. that was a time when i was most confused. i think you have no life experience to give a voice to those children you are not alone, i hear you. you are not invisible. i love my family i didn't know where it was coming. >> it's clear you love your parents. you adore them very much but your growing up was fought easy. >> well it wasn't. py family god love them. they were wonderful. but they were self medicating pain and a lack an inability to communicate. so there was a lot of fighting. there was a lot of drinking. there was a lot of and i kind of chose to be the clean-up girl him i was going to fix everything. i was going to make everything okay. i think there is a lot of people not only young girls, but people
that can relate to that role that i wanted to play. i wanted to be perfect. i wanted to make things okay. i was the one in the family that was going to change everything and then you know it's been a journey of discovering that you know i'm my best teacher and guru and you know whatever it is it lies within me. so. >> you have conquered some of the cycles that you were very open about your family going through substance abuse, that kind of thing. you've got two girls now. how did you kind of get through your dramatic parts of your growing up and find this place of peace? >> that's why i wrote these books is because i really think that telling your story is the first piece in being able to recover and heal. so if we -- you know if i, mariel hemingway, who has this and we think has no problems and can tell her story, then might be it gives invitation to somebody else to be able to them theirs and really bring light to
a subject that people don't want to talk about. so it's ending stigma. you know because there is still, we still criminal him at the idea that we come from not perfect families and so you know, i really think that so many of us have these problems. in regard to my daughters, i absolutely love them and i want other girls and boys to know that they are loved and seen and even if it's not their parents, they do love you, but, you know maybe you need somebody else to listen. >> it's interesting because the book is called the young adult version is called "invisible girl." you just said a moment ago, you want young people to feel seen. why do you think that was the particular way you felt as a child that somehow you weren't noticed or weren't seen by your parents? >> you know i think in a lot of ways i found out early on i was a mistake. not that they didn't love me but you know it came out as you are listening, you hear your parents >> unplanned pregnancy. >> yeah.
>> and when you feel that, you know you have to be so careful as a parent to really be careful about what you say and what you do behind closed doors because kids know. kids know what's going on and i felt invisible in the sense that because i wanted my family, because my sisters were, you know, rebellious. one was into drugs and alcohol the other one was into alcohol and she was, you know, troubled. both of them were difficult for my parents so i think that i felt like, hey, i'm here, you know, and having chosen to be the perfect one, i felt unseen. >> you also talk about your young days in hollywood. you got good tales in there about literally being chased around a casting couch by one director. >> that was interesting. >> there's a story you have in there about woody allen. of course, you were in manhattan. what happened there? >> to be quite honest, woody allen treated me wonderful. i played his girlfriend.
i invited him to idaho. he showed me manhattan, i'm going to show him idaho. >> idaho? >> so woody allen shows up in idaho and he had asked me to go to paris and in my naive mind, see i played a character who was really sophisticated. but that wasn't the mariel hemingway of idaho. so basically i just said i don't think i can go to paris because i don't think i'm going to get my own room. >> well, you were wise beyond your years even then. >> there you go. congratulations on the books. one is called "out came the sun." the other "invisible girl." thank you. >> thank you so much. >> great to have you here. she will be back later by the way with kathy and hoda. matt over to you. >> all right, savannah, thank you very much. we have a hall of fame on the "today" show. billy crystal. we are going to talk about his brand-new show and all these years in showbiz.
good morning. 8:26. a pearty busarty bus owner is going to prison after a woman fell out and died. they found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of natasha. she fell through a faulty door on highway 17 in lohse ga goes in 2012 and they found the party bus owner guilty for knowing it was broken. he faces up to four years in jail. nolan's death did lead to a lieu requiring i.d. be shown on the party buses. and here's anthony slaughter with a look at your traffic.
>> thanks kris. this is on 880 northbound. you can see it's stop and go. you can see on the toll plaza things are slow flow here. fast track lanes moving without a problem, but this has been a case all morning long. we'll switch over to the maps and show you what we're looking at. 580 there was an accident. as you head toward peninsula things do slow a little bit in san mateo northbound and southbound. back to you, kris. >> all right. more local news in a half hour.
return to prime time tv? he's back now. >> good question. plus the family who runs together stays together. let me introduce you to an amazing group led by a 75-year-old. she will inspire you and the whole family will inspire you to get up and get moving. >> tomorrow on "today" a rare and exclusive interview with harry potter creator j.k. rowling. we whether find out what's keeping her busy tomorrow. only on "today." >> she is involved in a wonderful cause. we will tell you more about that. dylan, a check of the weather is this. >> one more day of the cold weather, get through today. it does look a whole lot better into tomorrow and the weekend. today, though we have a risk of strong storms especially from texas to the southern great lakes. we could see tornadoes, hail up to two-to-three inches in diameter. wind gusts up near 70 miles per hour. on the back side it's much much colder.
tomorrow we are going to see showers and storms up and down the east coast. that area in red. some of those storms could be severe. we don't want to lose that threat of tornadoes. 8:32. good thursday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. just a few high clouds over pacifica. really pretty day with temperatures ending up in the mid-60s. for this morning a little bit of an ocean breeze out there. this afternoon temps hit average for this time of year and that means we're going see the 70s in san jose 66 for san francisco, a nice warm weekend coming your way saturday into sunday into the 70s here in the south bay. 60s for san francisco with some rain possible by tuesday. it took a year but you made it back. welcome back! back inside to you, matt. >> dylan, thank you very much. believe it or not it's been more than 30 years. >> wow. >> since billy crystal has had a regular gig on television.
he's back employed finally back on the new fx show called "the comedians." his character is a beloved comedian named billy crystal. good morning. great to see you. >> great to see you. >> bradley cooper brad pitt not available you had to play yourself? >> in all these years, my 40th year the best part i've had is playing me. >> are you acting or just being? >> no it's very interesting when you decide to play yourself what you can do and not do. >> what can't you do? >> you get a little too far. well, that's not me. it's good for the show not good for me. so you have to make decisions along the way about how, you know you what want to say should i be nasty here? i'm playing a short of threatened guy. >> let's get the premise. billy crystal is pitching this sort of sketch come di show. >> to fx. >> billy crystal has lost his edge a bit. the network decides to bring in
a hiper name. >> josh cad. >> who plays josh cad? >> brilliant. what's the relationship like between the two of them? >> in the show i'm on the other side of my career a little bit. they want us to team together. they think these edgier and funny and together we'd be great. so i don't want to work with him. he doesn't want to work with me. but we have to the bottom lean is we do respect each other. we know we need each other to get the show on the air. >> to get the show picked up billy crystal has to dig into his bag of tricks from the past. let's look at a clip. >> i'm on my way to fx to hopefully hear the good news about the latest show the "billy & billy show." >> yes! yes! yes! oh oh oh! >> i'll have what i'm having. we got a great show brew na
morse bron bruno mars is here! >> billy crystal is trying to retain his relevance. after all these years in the business is that something that crosses your mind? >> sure you want to be current and people can know you. that's why i used the twitter with these young people today and i learn the dances. >> have you meerkated and periscoped yet? >> no it sounds painful. >> you live stream your life to whoever is watching. >> my live streaming forbe me takes hours. >> most men our age these days. >> it's like morris code. >> oh. >> d.o.t. dash d.o.t. dash. d.o.t. dot. daaaash. daaash. d.o.t.. >> repeated by the same thing.
i was thinking about you last night. >> really? >> i was reading information it put me to sleep. i was thinking all this time in the movies and on stage, a lot of people think they know you very well. do they get you right? do you think? >> the people? yeah i think so. i think i've tried over the years to do what i think is funny and what i think is meaningful and that's where i went this guy in the show is different than me a little bit. i think that will be fun for people. >> we have been talking on the show about the controversy of this lucille ball statue. in this town they made a statue but that's what they came up with. >> that's john boehner. that's the same flesh tones as john boehner. >> so we were wondering if some town wanted to put a billy krystal statue up what would be the pose? >> i would use that and put my
name at the bottom. i don't know it would not be that. it would not be hey, i'm from long beach. i don't know. >> how are yanks going to do this year? >> i don't know. i don't know. it's an interesting team. >> can you name -- >> no. >> i was there on monday. >> listen it's a long season. joe's a great manager. if everyone stays healthy they got a great shot t. division is not that long. i have to shake. >> he has a bum right hand. i forgot about that. the show is called "the comedians" premiers tonight. >> tonight! i've will live tweeting not streaming. >> up next three generations of one family. they embody the run for today's spirit. first this is "today" on nbc
time for our ongoing series running for today. leading up to fitness shape, a woman's half marathon here in new york city. >> which is going to be cool. natalie is co-hosting this weekend with erica hill. you have a good story. >> a good family story. the park family in north carolina boasts three generations of runners. they go to one tough grandma who refuses to quit. rachel park runs because running is in her blood. her father dave is a runner. and so is her grandmother anne. in fact at the age of 75 anne is the inspiration for what's become a family tradition. a running road show that spans at least eight states. this trio runs marathons as a family. this month marking their tenth race together. that's a collective 786 miles. it mulligan when anne was in her early 50s. a friend encouraged her to run
her first quarter mile. >> only my own stubbornness and pig headedness kept me from quitting. i wanted to quit so bad i was dying. i did get around once. then i got hooked. somehow it just got in my blood. >> reporter: anne ran her first marathon at the age of 58. 23 would follow. >> there is no one in my age group usually anymore now i'm 75. >> rachel was watching. not long after she learned to walk she was running. >> the first time i ever ran with her, i was 5. >> reporter: the bond was forged and grew over time. for the parks, the years went by like mile markers, with family photos full of bid numbers. five years ago, dave joined them. >> it was tough, i'm a relatively young guy, so that really impressed me about my mom's accomplishments more. >> people find out, oh you run marathons, who do you run with? i say my grandma, at first they're surprised i run
marathons then they're surprised i'm running because of my grandma, it's amazing how she inspires me and others too. >> reporter: anne's determination comes from the commitment to herself. >> i grew up in the age where women were not athletes. we only ran half court in basketball. they didn't want us to run any farther. we might not be able to have babies if we ran too much. that's what i grew up with. i want to prove to myself i can do it. >> another tradition, a carbo loading pasta dinner. the following morning in the pre-dawn light, the parks and 43 hundred runners mulligan in cary north carolina. keeping pace with anne is may have i rachel's mom sarah. yes, she runs too, we caught up with them at mile 10 and mile 17. >> go gram you can do it. >> and mile 21 dave and raven
el were waiting. >> you got it mom, just a few more steps. >> they wanted to finish this race together. across the line the agony of exhaustion and then the smile of success! >> the effort she gave on the last quarter mile was incredible. i'm so proud of her. i don't think i can do that. >> you can power through it if you really push and don't give up you will be so proud of yourself and it's worth it if you go through the pain! you know it's really worth it. >> you see why she's such an inspiration, she came in first in her age group for that race. she shows no signs of slowing down. in fact the whole family is talking about their next destination marathon either germany or hawaii. we will gore up two weeks away now. >> oh my gosh. >> such a whiner. >> look how great she looks. >> she looks amazing. >> when i realize her running
this portion of "today" is brought to you by johnson, so much more. and we're back. 8:46. mica brezinski, co-host of nbc's "morning joe" is here. her best selling book "knowing your value" took a ground breaking look at how women can get ahead at work. sflz r she has taken that message on the road. she has five day-long events across the country. this is kicking off tomorrow in philly, which is sold out, i might add. good morning.
>> there is a waiting list or you can go to washington which is the next one. >> what's the goal of these events? >> it's to get women to understand, comprehend what their value is and then learn to communicate effectively. women struggle so much. advocating for themself, especially when it comes to money. we will give women tangible tips and advice on what to do and whatnot to do. we will play it out for them on a number of different levels. >> watch out monday morning, right, philadelphia when we women go back to work. >> it will be a powerful monday in philly. >> exactly. you have a competition going on. >> yes. >> as part of the conversation. it is so exciting and inspiring tell me about it. >> it drives the message, the knowing your value home. it's the grow your bonus competition. we had women submit one-minute pitches online to our website. nbc.com/knowyourvalue. they pitch why they deserve it. we chose three finalists and will choose four more for philadelphia. they have been coached. they went down to the human performance institute in orlando.
got coaching from inside out, purposefulness, makeovers, new clothes. they will get on stage tomorrow. they will pitch again live and one of them is going to win $10,000. >> well, you got to meet these ladies. let's meet our finalists. roll the tape. >> hundreds of women made their case. >> i recently quit my job as an advertising account director to be a stay at home mom. >> my name is patricia i am in the "know your value" competition. >> only three made it to philadelphia. >> we will make you a finalist. >> yes, i love your video and we've decided we're going to make you one of the finalists. >> this is going to be the biggest thing that's ever happened to me in my life. >> she runs an hr company in texas. ashton, a shop owner from leavitt, pennsylvania and a counsellor from philadelphia all will now pitch live on stage to take their careers to new heights. for a confidence boost, they got a new look. >> love it, thank you. >> and intense advice from a
personal coach. >> a big aha moment about this is i don't need to be totally ready. i don't have to have perfect confidence to do something if i really believe in it. >> i feel i have an understanding of what it looks like now moving forward. >> i can probably do more, give more, be more successful in everything that i'm doing. >> mika you have a hard decision on your hands tomorrow. >> i know. it will be so tough. there will be three judges helping me. brooke shields is coming, thomas roberts is helping out as well andre leontelli, hoda will be there. >> four more cities in washington. >> chicago, boston, orlando, you can get tickets for those and enter the competition. it's a good exercise. >> it really is and obviously having a profound impact already. thank you so much. by the way, if you want more on the tour and the grow your value bonus competition you can go to today.com and get all the details. coming up next, bright young minds working to make the future today. first this is "today" on nbc.
series hashtag make the future. this is a search for young innovative mind dedicated to making some of the best ideas actually come to life. we received a lot of submissions and enlisted an all-star team of judges to help us out. >> i have a 3d presenter -- >> these kids are among those who have submitted amazing ideas for our make the future contest. >> watch this stuff n cuff is a regular idea on how to extend the length of your pants. >> but we couldn't possibly pick a winner on our own. so we enlisted really cool and innovative creators in their own right. having made strides in space and right here on planet earth. meet a former astronaut who is the only former nfl draft pick to also go up in space, literally. >> i was working as a scientist and a friend of mine said hey, you'd be a great snauchlt i said what are you talking about, me?
i went in chayet shuttle atlantis and also in 2009. you are sitting in this rocket with all this fuel then 3, 2, 1, wliftoff. now you are careening off the planet feeling 3g force over your chest. eight-and-a-half minutes later you are in space floating effortlessly i came up with a twitter handle astro flow. i wanted to flow through. trying to explore that next generation is what i do. >> jack and str eka is an 8-year-old developer for an early detection for pancreatic cancer earned him top honors at strategic science fairs and landed him a book deal. >> what got pe interested in pancreatic detection is a friend. there was no way of catching it in early stages. so armed with good biology, i sat down and did cancer diagnostics. i'm a 13-year-old who didn't know what a pancreas was.
i didn't have microscopes. sense then i met the clintons and the president. having a test strip. you take a drop of blood or urine, place it on the test and you can instantly see if you have the cancer. hopefully it will be out in clinical trials in the next few years and on market five to ten years. >> mellissa chavez has been recognized by glamour magazine to be recognized for the hot seat. >> it's a project for my 8th as soon as fair. i heard so many stories of kids dying in hot cars. i knew there had to be a way, first is a pad that can be placed in any car seat infant toddler or booster. the second is a key fob that can be attached to the driver's car keys. third is an alarm attached to any vehicle and fourth an app for cell phones. the first component senses the child is in the seat. the key fob is at least 15 feet away three different alarms will sound.
i work with some engineers to design the designs of it and the best ways to make it work and ten we moved on to prototype and now getting ready for print. >> i drive the future. >> i drive the future. >> i drive the future. >> i'll be showing you my prototype. >> the future is iranndeed waiting to be find. >> uv sanitizing. >> uv stem cells alive in culture. >> i developed a false sensibility of the elderly. >> so what have we done lately? >> we are serving up some inspiration today. those kids are so impressive. >> incredible kids. >> not all kids. they're amazing, it really is. anyway we will have the judges and the young winners here tomorrow morning. >> exciting. >> what's coming up next? >> top that! >> we have hilary swank, oscar winner she will be here. >> and hanson and blues
traveler traveling through our studio. >> performing together? >> it's like mash-up of just amazing '90s but now 2000. >> the whole album is a collaboration of artists. there are a lot of artists that take part of it. >> put those two together? >> you get a little throwback first vibe to it. >> which one of the hanson boys now has five good morning, everyone. it 8:56. i'm skom mcgrew. man accused of molesting a girl inside a 99 cent store may enter a plea again. in 2010 he was convict of molesting another girl in walmart in san leandro. this latest attack happened shortly after his parole from the first crime. some of san jose's new smart
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and secure it. this morning on "today's" take oscar winner hilary swank talks about her favorite role on camera and off want and harry lennix. a real throwback thursday. hanson and blues traveler perform together. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. it's april the 9th 2015 a. big crowd outside on our plaza. you see them outside in studio 1a. i'm willie along with tamron
and natalie. two-time winner hilary swank will be sitting with us. blues traveler and hanson. i never saw that happening. >> a mash-up. >> guess who has the bum chair. i thought they got it fixed? it's a thing on the end. >> if we were at the restaurant i'd get the sweet n low packs. >> shake, shake, shake. >> ease fix. >> we'll get it fixed. >> the picture of this plane. this is crazy. there was a flight leaveing from iceland to denver yesterday. and that is the result of a lightning strike that blew a hole in the nose of the plane shortly after takeoff from iceland. passengers on the iceland air flight say they heard a bang and a pop and a flash of light. get this. the plane kept going, more than 300 miles, continued on to denver. the plane landed normally safely. it wasn't until after they
landed the passengers were looking back at the plane a passenger actually took these pictures through the window. >> how did it stay? >> can you imagine what the pilot thought within they came out and looked at the damage that would be something that i think would shake you at the core a little bit. >> the pilots and iceland air said the passengers were never in jeopardy the prudent thing would have been to turn around. it did happen so quickly to go back to iceland and at least look at it. >> it's amazing when you think of aviation accidents from when birds fly into the jet, that's incredible they were able to keep going and not know it. >> have you ever been on a flight struck by lightning? >> i don't know if i have. >> it's scary t. wing was hit but it was find clearly. it's scary when you realize how easy that is and how close that is. >> unlike a little turbulence i'm holding onto the friend next to me are we going to make it?
i can't say turbulence. it's scary. >> everyone was okay. they continue for seven hours with a fine flight. so they were okay. >> all right. you got a great story. i love this woman's story. the nfl making history, announcing its first female full time official to sit down with sarah thomas. she is a one time cookie. i love her. >> she is so empressive. they are saying this is a pr move. this is a woman who is an official for 20 years. she started in pee-wee football. she loved the game. she went up through high school through division i, has coached bowl games, preseason nfl, totally qualified, has the respect of all her peers. i asked her if she reviewed this as significant socially. >> i'm just out doing a job. i know it is meaningful to a lot of people and i'm honored for that but that's not why i set out to do this. to break a gender barrier of any
sorts. i just did it because i loved officiating high school level. >> talking to her yesterday, she has no interest in that narrative. listen i earned this position. i have been doing this an awful long time. she also got this close two years ago in 2013 and didn't make the last cut into the league. she was driven by that. now she's made it. she was a lot of fun to talk to. as i said the coaches in the nfl say she is one of the best. so she'll be out there this fall. >> i love her young boys, i guess, when they found out what she was going to be dock. they were excited for her. >> she has three kids. they got a lot of pats on the back at school your mom is in the nfl! >> i'm surprised they just got pats your mom, tickets? that's coming pretty sure. pretty amazing. i love how she worked through the ranks. she knows the game inside out, pretty amazing. >> she's very cool. >> oh something else that's cool. you this summer natalie, you are taking off on these venture
tours without jenna bush-hager. she has a baby on the way. >> exactly. >> you are rolling along, i have been going online looking for things i think are so exciting. i live through you, i'm nervous again through turbulence. so there with is a giant slip and slide apparently traveling the country over the next few months. it is called slide the city. it's 1,000. don't wear that. it's 1,000-feet long. >> no speedos in my future. >> to keep the numbers going, over three football fields. you must be over 5-years-old to ride and 46 inches. if you are under 18 you need to have a legal guardian sign off. so the question matt are you in? >> totally in. it's coming to new york in august. it's traveling throughout five different cities. so maybe it will be at a city near you. >> that looks amazing. >> it looks fun.
>> i hope they put padding underneath. >> it hurts. >> it hurts when you are going a thousand feet. >> what's the movie crisco oh my goshs she's from "snl." he stars in it. what is it? chris, no no no i can't believe i can't remember. they use crisco the kids go flying. >> i don't know about these movies you are watching. crisco. >> if you know the movie. >> maybe vegetable oil. >> it's "christmas vacation." thank you, classic and "christmas vacation." . >> well you are one of our favorite new shows around here lip sync battle. i got one for you guys. this is coming later this summer we think. it's a promo. tell me if you can spot who this is. take a look. ♪ you can see me ♪
♪ he's saying his name ♪ you think it's real ♪ >> oh my gosh. so going to win that lip sync battle. >> boy, i don't know. >> i have no idea. >> i can't tell if it's a girl or a boy. >> i don't know. >> we should keep people guessing on this. it is that good isn't it? >> he or she was up against deon. >> yes. >> do you want me to review it the. >> yes, please. >> we got to guess something. >> this is wild. >> it's a he. >> i'm glad i didn't make my guess. >> i was worried. >> what were you going to say? >> it's a pretty man then. >> a pretty man. >> can we see one more time the video of it? >> one more time. >> who else is a pretty man? okay. think a little younger. kind of has carson daly's eyes when he did the -- >> the eye makeup?
>> amazing. >> ozzy osbourne of course. >> no, that's who he is. the darkness are you a believer? >> can you believe? that's justin bieber. isn't that amazing? >> of course it is. >> oh my god. >> now i feel better. can i tell what my guess was? the person who impersonates bieber kate mackinnon. >> it makes me feel a little better. >> i would have said very close. >> isn't that an amazing transformation? >> that's incredible. >> that's why i love the show you see people really get into these characters. >> that's justin bieber? >> another anne hathaway amazing wrecking ball. >> tonight at 10:00. >> i'm still stuck on that's justin bieber. that's good. we have an update. yesterday out on the plaza, i met a young boy, his name is
tyler. he's from twin falls, idaho. he really wanted to ask his girlfriend mariah garcia to the prom. the problem is she lives in california. when we tried to call her yesterday, it was 6:00 a.m. in the morning. if you have teenagers, picture calling at 6:00 a.m. to a teenager. >> it's probably their spring break. >> once she answered the phone, i think the first time when we were still alive on air, either she didn't believe it was the "today" show or she was a teenager awaken at 6:00 a.m. nevertheless we got mariah on the phone and by popular request here's what happened. >> hey marie mariah it's tile early. i'm not sure if you've seen it already, i have a big question for you, will you go to the prom with me? >> of course. >> of course i'm super excited. >> thank you so much. >> thank you! >> see that little smile at the end. now, granted, think about this.
you are a teenage kid. you are only dating a couple years he says by dating when you are a teenager that's talking on the phone a lot. he wasn't sure she would go all in and she lives in california. >> that makes more sense. >> where does he go to school? >> idaho. they have a long distance love. so i've gotten new requests for prom dates to have help. >> so you are becoming the prom whisperer? >> the lip sync battle. >> that's okay. we have to pump it up a bit. >> your prom date. tell me your prom story quickly. >> my wife. >> how'd you ask her? >> are we doing this? >> what is vinny bobarino? >> are we doing this? >> get in the car. >> her parents said pop the door. >> we're going. let's go.
>> did you get her a core sam atsage at least? >> it's on the left there. then we went to the senior prom. >> natalie, your prom date. i seen the picture. what's the back story on it? >> i when with friends, both. >> he's a guy, a guy friend? >> yeah he was a good friend of mine and, yeah. >> how'd the date go? >> it's great. it's fun when you go with friends, it's fun. no pressure. it was all about just hanging out and staying up all night. >> is that what you call it? >> love stories for you today. >> what about yours? >> i already told you, i had to go with my best friend. >> the scarlet o'hara dress. >> i blame you. the best thing is there are two viewers that e-mailed and said they wore the exact same dress. they lived in different parts of the country. >> a designer? >> are you kidding? i'm a poor kid from texas.
rhett butler. >> that's amazing they knew they had the the same dress. >> you are not going to miss that. >> that's a good one. >> oh you can wear it on the slip n slide. >> good idea. dylan dwyer inches away. >> hey, dylan. >> what's whour promyour prom story? >> just a boyfriend at the time. we all went to seaside heights after. that was the fun part. >> did you stay in a motel on the boardwalk? >> really dirty motels, yeah. >> $40 bucks a night. >> walking over people. anyway let's take a look at the storms we are going to see across the countries. 60s and 70s ahead of this front. 30s back behind it. it is the clash between those two temperature differences that we are seeing the storms fire up. you can see through iowa into chicago, st. louis, approaching indianapolis lots of flashes of light nivenlth as we go into the
afternoon and evening, we will see storms get more severe. they will sizzle out a bit into friday for the east coast. in california. thank you, dylan. temperatures really lovely for today. 70 degrees in the south bay, 70 for the north bay and 68 degrees on the east shore. as we get into your weekend temperatures will stay steady friday and saturday a touch warmer. then sunday into monday cooling the temperatures down, bringing in more clouds. next chance of rain arrives by tuesday. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan dwyer. thank you very much my friends. up next two-time oscar winner hilary swank grabbed our attention in her breakout movie "boys don't cry" and knocked ♪ hello.
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animals. i share your passion, too, as well. all my pets are adoptees as well. >> great. that's great. >> a pop for the soul. >> i agree completely. >> 8 million animals are in the shelters every year and only 4 million of them make it out. anyway we will get to that in a minute. >> i want to talk about the transformations you make in the movies you have been in. it's incredible when you three of "boys don't cry" "million dollar baby." you have to change yourself for all the roles, most recently you were in "you are fought you" you play a person with als. what was hardest for you? >> what was the hardest is knowing people suffer of this disease and we don't know the culprit or what causes it. it afflicts people quickly and just completely takes over your body but you're completely there in your mind and that's i think the most upsetting thing and, but meeting a lot all the people that i met and researched for that role they were so
generous with what they have been through so they can tell the story so honestly and to them it felt like i was telling their story. so it's just such a, you know, i feel blessed as an actor to step in so many people's shoes and empathize with the different plights. it just makes you have more empathy in the world. >> what did those two oscar awards mean to your life? beyond professionally. i remember the second for "million dollar baby." there was that big picture with the astro burger both times. i to the, she's so cool. i hope she stays that way. i know you have. what do they mean to your life going forward? >> well you know, i have to say, it still leaves me speechless just the idea that i was this young girl who had a dream, i was 9-years-old when i wanted to be an actress. it led to that. that's not why you do it but it's a remarkable feeling and
one as you get older you have more appreciation for because it's it's i don't know it's just mind blowing. >> it has to be. throwback thursday you posted something recently to instagram. this picture. i believe we have it here. >> oh yeah. that's funny. >> which one. >> name the people in that photo. >> isn't that hilarious. >> "growing pains. >> leonardo dicaprio is in it. >> leo and i were both 16-years-old. we met there and started our careers. isn't that funny? exactly. we remain good buddies. he sent that to me. whoa i happened upon this. can you believe it? we felt like it was yesterday. time flies. it's also such a reminder of how quickly life goes by and you have to be in the moment especially when you talk about als movie, you never know what's going to happen tomorrow. you have to really be in the moment to be present. >> so true.
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to save the day. these are put bull breeds. a lot of times the pitbull gets a bad rap. you can't judge a breed. like you can't judge a race. >> right. exactly. >> these are dogs. we have to really ends that. >> it's all about raising them with compassion. >> that's right. >> that's how they're trained. >> just like animals. >> why do you put animals at the center of your life? >> well for me animals have touched my heart in a way. i think they see the true essence and not the stuff we tend to get caught up in. they've touched my heart in such agree what. i have beenb saving them since i was 5-years-old. i am starting a foundation hilaroo. children who have been abandoned and animals given up on towing to help heal each other. we run rehabilitation and responsibility training.
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an effort to stow away. they're boosting security around runway perimeters. the san francisco's police department drone is getting closer to takeoff. they're endorsing the use of the drone as part of a one-year pilot program. another committee will sign off and then the plan needs approval from the entire city council. we have a look at weather and traffic after the break. it's back! xfinity watchathon week. the biggest week in television history. it's your all-access binge-watching pass to tv's hottest shows free with xfinity on demand. xfinity watchathon week. now through april 12th. perfect for people who really love tv.
welcome back. the time is 9:28. we're mostly in the 50s at this point. nice clear sky over half moon bay. we did have some fog earlier. that's all clearing out of here. these are your temperatures for today. 69 degrees on peninsula. 71 degrees for the trivalley. 65 degrees in san francisco. getting in the next couple of days temperatures will stay steady. good looking weekend coming your way. 70 by sunday. showers in the forecast. more on that in just two
minutes. right now here's anthony and your drive sfloo we're looking at dry conditions here. no big surprises here. things are moving smoothly. in fact much more smoothly than they were moving a half hour ago. especially at 101 where we have the series of accidents. 101, a little bit heavy. 101 northbound and southbound at san mateo but no problems there. approaching the bay, a little bit slower. we can show you that. there you can see traffic moving slowly but just a little bit slower. back over to you. >> all right. we have more local news coming up for you in just a half hour. hope to see you then.
taking a look at the headlines, a new study is suggesting a link between height and the risk of heart disease. researchers looked at almost 200,000 people and found shorter people have a higher risk. men 5 feet tall have a higher risk than men 5'6". the study found the possible link in men but not in women. genetic factors may play a role. there is an important recall to tell you about. sabra is recalling 30,000 cases of its classic hummus with possible contamination with listeria. there are no reports of anyone getting sick from it. consumers should throw the product out or return it to the store where it was bought. a controversial bill to require children to be
vaccinated cleared its first hurdle in california despite dispassioned pleas from parents who fear the vaccines may put their children ats risk. under the bill parents could not send unvaccinated children to school, only health exemptions would be allowed. the bill now goes to other committees. when it comes to housing, are you better off buying or renting. realty trac found most of the country monthly mortgage payment on a medium size house is more affordable than the average rent on a three bedroom property t. the firm's vice president says renters who have saved enough for a 10% downpayment are generally better off buying. youtube has announced plans for a paid ads-free subscription service. users will be able to sign up or the creator studio dashboard. the new service available later in the year. no word yet what the monthly fee will be. let's get another check of the weather right now with dylan
drier. 9:32. good morning to you. i'm christina loren. nice and crisp this hour. your temperatures are going to climb out of the 50s and end up very comfortably. we're talking about a return of the 70s as of today. that goes for the south bay, each the tri-valley. 65 degrees meanwhile in san francisco. getting into the next couple of days and your all important weekend, temperatures will nice and comfortable. 72 in the south bay on saturday. next chance of rain arrives by tuesday. and that's your latest forecast. guys? >> dylan, thank you very much. stage, tv actor harry lennix has been in the business 25 years. movie fans will recognize him from "man of steel." he will be in the hotly debated sequel "batman vs. superman." >> he plays harold cooper,
counterterrorism for the fbi, he recently covered for one of his employees. take a look. >> i perjured myself. i told the judge you were on that ship for official business. i've crossed my share of lines in this job. i always told myself, that wouldn't be one of them. of course, you knew that, you were counting on it. i made it clear i would not lie to the court. i ordered you not to put me in that position. you intentionally did exactly that. >> i'm sorry, sir, that is what you did. >> intensity, riveting. good morning the secrecy surrounding this show -- every time we have a guest on, spoiler alert, can't give anything away, how hard is it to stay tight lipped? >> it's not that difficult. in all honesty, i will give away trade secrets. they're not that much broader than the audience watching it. i tend to watch it. i'm keen to read every new episode that comes out. we're usually not that much further it in the know than the
fans who are watching at home. >> i understand you watch it of the show. that's interesting. >> i have to say it's probably the first show i have been on as a regular that i look at every week. i'm curious. i like what the actors are doing. i like our guests, with spader and megan and diego are doing. it's fun. >> you went down an impressive list of actors. a great cast on this show. how's the dynamic on this set because a lot of times it's he reflected in how good a show it is. >> we try to make people feel welcome. we like guests on other shows. so it is our duty we think and our pleasure to make anybody who comes around feel good and we like each other and it makes it a very nice work place and kind of rare. >> it's always good. >> exactly. >> your character, not revealing secrets or spoilers, you are sick. when you got the script, uh-oh, what does that mean for him?
>> for someone who cares about these people who populate this world we are inhabiting, i want harold cooper to be well. i hope he makes a full and immediate recovery. so. >> fascinating, people may not know. you were a teacher in chicago for eight years and thought about entering the priesthood. what a journey to becoming an actor. amazing. >> in some ways, willie, it's one of those things i look at acting and the theater as a semi sacred activity. you know, when i go to church, i don't want to dwell in the sins of my past, i want to think about the inspiration and redemption. when i go to movies, i want to be entertained. i want to think about the possibilities and the inspiration that can happen from there. >> can you wake us up every morning with an inspirational call? in that voice, thank you so much. by the way, "the black list" airs tonight at 8:00, 9:00
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this morning on hope to it there is no greater calling than helping children in need. >> that's why robert thornton created the non-profit paper clouds apparel. they raise money for organizations that support children with special needs. the results have been nothing short of amazing. take a look. >> the first day i came in holy smoke, people like the design. they like the cause. this could grow into something really big. >> robert thornton struggled the find his calling. little did he know a child's drawing hanging on his fridge would change his life. >> she had taken job as a bus driver for children with special needs. a little girl would draw the entire time and giver them to my mother. i was mesmerized by it the next morning waking up thinking i want that on a tee-shirt. >> that will be the idea for paper cloth apparel. >> robert teams up with
foundations to design and ice tee shirts using artwork representing the kids they support. each campaign lasts two weeks and half the proceeds are donated to the cause. >> in the end, if i can help one person then i've succeeded. >> a recent campaign is supporting the ro na thompson foundation named by his mother maya for a little boy that lost his battle with pediatric cancer. >> ro na n was without a doubt the most beautiful boy on the planet. huge personality and huge blue eyes lived his life wild and free. >> robert found maya through social media, there was an immediate connection. >> she told the story of ro na n. i started to cry yes, we will make this happen. i want to help the organization. >> it's people like robert that will clanghange the world. he's a good human being with a huge heart. he is passionate about what he's
doing. >> they designed the shirts with words that ronan. >> in my hardest days ronan is telling me living my life to the fullest because he can't be here anymore. >> once the shirts are finalized and printed. the second half kicks in. >> i hire workers with special needs to fold and package the 30s. 80% of them are unemployed. that's a ridiculous number. so we contacted the center for rehabilitation. we hire their workers. i could not be happier. they do such an amazing job. >> robert has done 56 campaigns so far, raising $87,000. money desperately needed since research grants are becoming more difficult for doctors to obtain. >> we rely so heavily on plan
the fillphilanthropic donations. it's huge. >> i want to team up with any cause, no matter the size where we can literally that next day see the changes it's made in the lives of those kids. >> how much do we love robert thornton right? what a great guy. >> that two-week campaign for the ronan thompson foundation raised over $4,000. if you want to find out more information, head to today.com. see what a great organization. they help so much. >> good for robert. i know what i'm doing. looking up paper clouds. >> wouldn't you want to wear them? >> coming up next blues traveler and hanson yes, going to sing their new song together for the first time ever right the taste of light and fit greek non fat yogurt gives you the power to help make temptation shrink away! light and fit greek. with irresistible flavors
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these two groups created some of the most iconic songs of the '90s. they gave us run around with grammy top ten hits. pop tryia hanson burtsd on the scene with mmmba. now they are coming together with one of the blues traveler's new album "blow up the moon." good morning. we tell people you were coming on towing. i don't know how many folks said we love you, we didn't see that happening. how'd it happen? >> we were looking to make a project of a lot of people didn't see coming a collaboration to celebrate our 20th anniversary of our four album last year. this was a natural fit among the ones you didn't expect. >> in the back john played with us in our second record and played together in 1998. so believe it or to the there is
a real connection. >> we were talking about college memories listening to your music on a loop. were you a fan of blues traveler after you got the phone call? >> absolutely. we remember sitting before our record protect, four came out in '94. >> they sat in front of our audience who mmboped and these guys were barely in their teens, they stood up to this potentially hostile audience and nailed it. i was proud of them instantly. we found a kindred thing. >> you found a collaboration, jewel, how did you pick who would be a part of the album? >> it was a process the hard part was squeezing in as many people. a lot we couldn't get in int time we had. i love the selection we could get. really what i'm fond of saying is you den know what's cool about you until someone else puts you in that context. that's what we were looking for, we wanted to do things not in
our comfort zone. >> we want to hear the first live this collaboration, guys take it away. ♪ you can walk a mile in those shoes ♪ before you realize you were dreaming ♪ ♪ and when you finally came to ♪ ♪ you might with barning your nightmare may still be screaming ♪ ♪ care what you wish for little man ♪ ♪ it might go on and on and on ♪ ♪ because there's poison in the rat race ♪ ♪ and your chasers can't protect you from your royal table ♪ ♪ when karma finally puts you in your place ♪
♪ top of the world ♪ ♪ saves people ♪ ♪ turn your back on you ♪ ♪ on top of the world ♪ ♪ then you being and look at the rats ♪ ♪ and we'll climb in the stupor ♪ ♪ at the top of the world ♪ ♪ it's climbing and steeper at the top of the world ♪ ♪ it's steeper at the top of the world ♪ ♪ on top of the world ♪ ♪ when your eyes are focused on a climb ♪ ♪ your head turn around ♪ ♪ to see the panacea ♪ ♪ too late a realization might ray rise ♪ ♪ a tower's view will get you
high ♪ ♪ on top of the world ♪ ♪ you meet strain him people ♪ ♪ people turn their back on you ♪ ♪ just to cover theirselves ♪ ♪ people climb to the top of the world ♪ ♪ the view is steeper ♪ ♪ at the top of the world ♪ ♪ many people climb ♪ ♪ no rhyme or reason ♪ ♪ no sense of time ♪ ♪ not even can you hear your heart ♪ ♪ they can see you from where they land on the ground ♪ ♪ right there where everybody else starts ♪ on the top of the world ♪ ♪ on top of the world ♪
♪ it's cheaper ♪ ♪ than a pack of new cigarettes ♪ ♪ every chance you get ♪ ♪ it's cheaper where it's steeper ♪ ♪ rent is cheaper but your climb is steeper ♪ ♪ at the top of the world ♪ ♪ it's steeper at the top of the world ♪ ♪ ♪ [ applause ] >> wow! hanson blues travelers, new album "blow up the moon." we are back in a moment. this is "today" on
they're okay. some of them have been moved to the nearby middle and elementary schools as well as police search the high school campus. no word exactly on how long that process will take. we will certainly have full coverage. there you see the students over there on the football field. we'll have full coverage during the 11:00 news. again, everybody oklahoma at the milpitas high school. meanwhile how the university respond to sex assaults. anyone found guilty by a sexual assault student panel. the school plans to announce quicker responses and counseling. the changes go into effect next fall. let's check your weather this morning. >> thank you. scott, good morning to you. temperatures in the 60s and 70s for you. 70 for us right here in beautiful san jose. comfortable conditions coming your way this afternoon.
hard to find a cloud in the sky later on today. a little bit warmer for your saturday. sunday, the clouds come back and that's all courtesy of a storm system that could bring us a light rain fall as of early next week. right now we want to check your drive. here's anthony slaughter. >> looking at slow spots along 2890. there was an accident approaching kumer tino also approaching 237 making its way toward as themon. a couple of accidents near the 380 connector and in oakland you'll notice the bay bridge approach a little slow but starting to thin out. a back to you. >> thank you very much. we'll have more news on the school in milpitas. join us then.
>> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. like you. >> oh, come on. >> we are well into our eighth year baby and i still like you. i had a marriage that didn't work out that well. listen it's thirst-day thursday. it's april 9th. >> it's getting hot in here. >> is it? >> yeah. >> it's about to be when the beautiful stars "the longest ride" join us. it's going to be great.
also ambush makeovers. you're not going to believe these amazing transformations. >> every week they do a great job. and speaking of transformations, we're going to take junk food favorites and transform them into joy food. joy is doing an unbelievable job. i said this is your next cook book. >> she makes mac and cheese taste delicious. she's got it going on. >> all right. now the 35 most powerful people -- i thought it was the most influential. >> i think it might be powerful. either way -- >> 35 most powerful people is out. guess who made the list and who didn't. >> all right. so matt lauer. >> we knew that. >> savannah guthrie naturally. and one of the three just doesn't belong. >> no, that's not true. you are a super star now and i'm proud of you. >> there were a lot of other nbc
people honored as well. >> did you drive by last night? >> i went for a few minutes. you just go and you get a lot of drinks. they kept saying do you want to be photographed with your drink or without it. with it thank you. it was a lot of fun. so jimmy fallon played a game last night with julia louis-dreyfus. they put on these noise cancelling headphones with music or something. then the person opposite them whispers a name. >> do you mouth it? >> or you mouth it. it's like lip reading. let's watch. >> hoda kotb. >> origami. >> hoda kotb. >> huh? [ laughter ] >> hoda kotb.
>> one more time. >> hoda kotb. >> oh god help me. >> sorry. hoda kotb. >> okay. we're going to play. >> let's play ourselves. >> you put on the headphones. >> okay. don't put some crappy song on there. >> oh, you'll enjoy it. no you'll like it. wait, where's my thing. does everyone at home know what the phrase is? is it too loud. >> i like it. >> okay. good. ready? i'm going to whisper a phrase. >> have you done it yet? think through. think it through. >> all right. i'll take the headphones. >> i like that song. who is that? >> it's darius rucker. >> ready? >> nice talkin' to ya.
>> we are too good. >> we are too good. >> you know who's too cute for words? >> who is it? >> he looks like he's rustled up a drinky-poo for us. >> oh, my gosh. that hurts. >> are you legal? >> that hurts. 29. >> what are you making right there? >> margaritas for you ladies. and one for me. >> he's 29 years old. you are as adorable in person. >> oh, stop it. >> we heard rumors. >> did all that yesterday to him. he was not impressed. >> did you used to bar tend? >> i did. i did until a couple years ago actually. >> people don't realize. you know that he's clint eastwood's son. he was struggling as an actor for 12 years. this is your brekakthrough movie. you used your mom's name because you wanted to doit on your own.
>> i did. >> we were paging through a book recently. there was a photograph in there of a very handsome gorgeous man. >> the most gorgeous man on the planet at that time and still is. >> frank gifford. >> look at the resemblance with scott next to him. >> we've been looking for our leading man. >> who knows what evil lurks. >> i think it looks like a ringer. >> i don't know what you're looking at but i hope it's good. >> it's you and frank gifford side by side. >> you going to bring those over or just stand there? >> bring them on other. >> let's watch him walk. >> you're right. >> it's all in being served baby. we like it. honestly i love this movie. it's about professional bull riding. >> here you go, ladies. >> thank you. >> oh, my gosh. thank you sweetie. you're going to be with us in a little bit. >> i will.
>> cheers. >> cheers sweet heart. thanks for being here. you excited about the movie coming out? any nerves going on? >> no. just hope people like it. >> you were cute with jimmy fallon too. >> oh, thanks. >> we look forward to talking to you in a little bit. >> can he stay? >> stay as long as you want, stay forever. >> i'll come back. >> he makes a good margarita. haven't found anything not to like about him yet. >> okay. >> what a nice guy. he's modest and doesn't take himself too serious. nothing bigger turn off in the world than a guy who thinks he's gorgeous. >> by the way, if you page through frank's book and look at every photograph you can tell he's very unaware of how handsome he is. there's certain guys who sit and talk as though they are hot. >> not anymore. now he says to me how do i
look don't i look great. >> and he does. >> let's go to "the voice" real quick. they save one person at the end. this is what adam did. >> we're down to how many? >> i guess 12. there were three at the bottom of the list and adam had to save one of these three. we're going to get which one he saved. >> or not. we don't have it? >> see, we don't have it. >> i think he saved the last guy. i don't know. it doesn't matter. that's how i play anyway. >> that's what makes you one of the most powerful people. you just knew that hoda. >> this is a cool one. >> have you guys heard about these new parties they're like a gender reveal party? you set up a situation so people are waiting to see what the sex of their child will be. >> often, the mom doesn't know the dad doesn't know. whoever bakes the cake knows and they are told. >> is it always a cake?
>> usually it's a cake. >> cookie? >> you have to have the color inside. mom and her husband have six boys. here was their gender reveal party. it's either pink or blue inside the cake. let's take a look at what happened when the family and friends gathered round. [ screaming ] [ cheers and applause ] >> boy, oh. oh gosh. [ laughter ] >> oh, my god. they need the medic. >> i'd react to that way just finding out i was pregnant. i didn't even know i was having but what! >> you're going to love my i hoda. you are going to love it. >> okay. >> i love the show "nashville." great show. there's a guy on the show "nashville" who is awesome.
>> he rocks it. >> i love him. this is kind of a slow country song. the lyrics are amazing. it's called "broken song" ♪ i'm a story that i don't know how to tell ♪ ♪ just a penny looking for a wishing well ♪ >> right? >> yep. >> and it rhymes. ♪ i guess i'll keep on singing until i hear someone sing along ♪ ♪ i'm a broken guitar working on a broken song ♪ >> this is the chorus. ♪ and i'm a whole lot of trying ♪ ♪ and i'm fallin'down after flying ♪ ♪ i spend a whole lot of time in this life trying to find
something i rhyme with ♪ ♪ and i rhyme with you ♪ >> wow. >> love that. >> isn't it beautiful? >> love that. >> "broken song". >> those are beautifully crafted lyrics. there's not a baby, baby wow. >> that was flo rida. that was yesterday. >> that's great. >> it was a fun one. we want to give a shoutout to our sirius radio listeners. they're going to pick up their kids and the "today" show is on in the car. >> on sirius xm channel 108 and monday and wednesdays live with hoda woman. >> he was on. i think he was still shell shocked. >> something was in the air, jerry. >> who has twizzlors just ready? coming up, the last comic
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>> how cute are you two! >> she was supposed to be studying for her finals. going to the bulls. >> awesome puns this morning. love it. >> we're wacky. >> how are you guys? you don't look like two old married folks on the farm. >> not yet. >> we know you're on the press junket and that gets old. did you guys have instant chemistry when you auditioned together? >> some say that. it's hard for us to tell. i think it went well the audition. but one of those things as an actor you just try to stay in the moment and not think about all the people in the room and what they're thinking about our performance. >> i thought i bombed the audition. >> really? >> yeah. >> why? >> i don't know. as an actor sometimes you think those things. >> sometimes it goes well. they don't say anything. or they're quiet. >> people are like sitting on the corner. >> i've known a few like that. >> really? >> yeah. >> i'd cry.
that would be so sad. if they told me to get out of the room. >> when you read the entire script through what part of it grabbed you, scott? >> you know it was a moving script. it had that great secondary story about in the '40s -- >> a young jewish couple. alan alda. >> and charlie joplin's granddaughter. >> and transforms with every decade that she is able to communicate so many different things with her character. i loved their story line so much. >> and sitting with an alan alda and working lines with him, what did you learn from him? >> the master. >> i've learned so many things. it's hard to wrap it up into one. but i think the one thing that stuck with me the most is how he's been able through all of these years that he's been in the business he's been able to balance his personal life and his career. and it doesn't feel like he's
ever been bombarded by the limelight. he feels like a real person. >> like a normal human. >> very much separate. so when he's having this love affair that spans all these decades, that's what it's really like for him with his wife. >> yeah he's been married to his wife for 50 years. >> and she's awesome. you know what they do every day? laugh. and that's what you kids need to do. laugh. >> what was it like on the set for everybody? >> it was a lot of fun. it was a lot of fun. i feel like we had a great time actually. >> you had a more physical challenge, of course. bull riding ain't a sissy sport. >> we should know by the way. >> we know. >> ex-bull riders? >> excuse me. excuse me. mr. eastwood. >> oh. fantastic form. wow. >> that's how you do it. >> that was around 5:00 in the morning. >> 5:00 a.m. >> you were good.
i forgot about that. >> i didn't quite make the eight seconds. >> i don't have it. my form is not having it. >> fantastic form. >> just barely turning around. >> when you're bigger it's harder okay? >> you wanted to do your own stunts. they said no no we need you for the rest of the movie. but afterwards, you went and did it because it was on your bucket list. >> i did. i went behind fox's back and i did it. >> sneaky. >> i wish we could keep you guys here with us all day long. the movie deeply moved me because of the contemporary love stories played out against a long-running -- just beautiful, both. so love never changes. just the people change. >> yeah. >> great to see you guys. success with the movie. it opens up friday. >> tomorrow! >> congratulations. great to see you guys. up next funny woman
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welcome back. i'm met christina loren. 70 degrees. a lovely day on the east shore. big changes coming your way as we head into the weekends. temperatures will be warmer for saturday and by sunday the clouds increase as a storm approaches. we're actually expecting a light rainfall across the system. we'll tell you what's going on for you across the bay area md a we'll track the storm for you at 11:00. we'll see you then. right now we want to check your drive. here's anthony. >> coming over through milpitas down 880. if you're using that avoid it at all costs. we're starting to eye some traffic on 880 southbound because of the game. you can see. take a look outside over in palo alto rng not too bad and again
in oakland starting to back up because of the day game there. back to you. >> thanks, anthony. we have a lot of o news coming up in the next half hour including milpitas high school coming up in just a bit. we're back on this thirst-day thursday with another edition of plaza am buck makeover. we pluck two lovely ladies off the plaza. >> here to show us the results is our resident ambush makeover team. "today" contributor and stylist of the stars -- luis licari lalalalala. >> "today" contributor and author. >> jill martin baby. >> great to see you. >> all right. how was the plaza today. >> loaded crowded. it's cool again but the makeovers were out there. the hardest part is telling people it's not you. >> i know. >> i know.
here's one of the lucky ladies. sherry france. she's 50 years old from athens georgia. she's here in new york for her kids' spring break. she's never colored her hair. she plans to donate her hair. and our makeover team was excited to help her. let's take a listen. >> well, i am so pumped because just on a whim we came up to you and said will you cut your hair and you said yes. >> yes, i've been wanting to donate it. i'm super excited. >> i can believe that you will do it. and i'm so excited about how you're going to look. what are your requirements or rules? >> you can cut it wherever you want. just don't shave it. >> we can tell luis that. are you nervous? >> yes, i'm nervous. but excited. >> nothing to be nervous about. >> she's here with her husband gary and her sons cannon and coal and her daughter kayley.
please keep your blindfolds on just a she could. here is sherry france before. all right, sherry, let's see the new you! >> oh, my god. >> okay. you guys ready? take off your blindfolds. >> ohholy cow. >> lot of smiles. >> get ready. are you ready? >> all right. turn around. turn around. >> oh my god. >> look how beautiful you are. >> i look like a different person. >> you look beautiful. >> awesome look again. you look so pretty. >> first of all, we almost did scalp her. over 12 inches of hair which she is going to donate. >> that's so nice. >> that cut is awesome. >> nice job. >> this is layers long, off to the side. our favorite look. people ask me how do you lighten brown hair without it turning red? it's with soft minimal
highlights. that's what we did here. >> it looks beautiful. >> she's freaking. what do you think? can you believe -- >> y'all did a great job. >> are you freaking out? >> i like it. >> jill that is one hot outfit. >> right? >> so versatile. >> this is sort of a classic twist on the motorcycle jacket. instead of getting black this season go with navy. how great? and then the blouse and nydj jeans. >> big applause. our second lady is sharon o'donnell. she's 58 from k k city, missouri. she's a retired fifth grade teacher. she loves to travel. now she doesn't know what to do with her hair. she has her 40th high school reunion next month. she's ready for our team to work their magic. let's hear her story. >> i think so many women can
relate as to why you want this makeover. so tell us why. >> i just needed to grow my hair out for an undo for a wedding. and now i don't know what to do with it. >> let it get long enough so i can put it up. congratulations on your wedding. what do you think about mom getting a new look? >> i'm so excited for her. it was worth getting up early. >> sort of. so you trust us with anything? >> absolutely. i watch you every week. and you always do miracles. >> they certainly do. she's here with her husband dan and daughter kelsey. one last look at sharon before and bring out the new sharon o'donnell. keep your blindfolds on you guys. >> oh, my goodness. oh beautiful. all right. go ahead. >> oh! >> oh, my god. >> you want to see what they're looking at? turn right around please. >> ahh!
oh my gosh. >> that looks -- >> you like it don't you? >> let's get you to look right there. all right. tell us. >> beautiful woman. she had natural hair color. she was going gray. it was too pale for her skin. i put more color in it. kept it natural, soft warm. the makeup compliments the whole thing. >> you guys happy? >> she looks pretty fine again. >> and jill what about that outfit? >> wells the dress code for the reunion is casual chic. so the pants, which we love. and great belted andrew mark jacket. >> bring sherry back out. >> good job you guys. >> everybody, thank you. >> joy knows how to make your junk food healthy. that's coming up right after this. >> we'll be right back. sfx: clink, clink, clink... cow: when i moved in with katy's family we became instant bffs.
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this morning on our special series junk food to joy food, several viewers submitted their favorites, fattening recipes. >> so she headed to her lab and turned two guilty pleasures into justifiable dishes. >> cream my tomato soup. >> and my kids and my husband think you guys are going to love and hold the carrots up in the air for both of these. the creamy tomato soup comes from raleigh, north carolina. he's a proud grandpa. normally restaurant creamy tomato soup has cream. so for a bowl that's about 2 cups it's going to run you about 300 calories. >> i'm surprised at that. >> that was an average. there are some that are way more than that. i'm going to attempt to do this
without dairy, so you, hoda are able to taste it. are you ready? >> yes, please. >> i have two carrots, one onion and a little bit of garlic and olive oil. a 28-ounce can of diced fire roasted tomatoes. >> fire roasted. >> and then just fill that same can with water and add it in. this will simmer. bring it to a boil. simmer for about 15 minutes. >> okay. >> that's what we have here. we're now going to add a secret ingredient. it's vegan, nondairy and packed with protein. it's tofu. >> is it? >> before you -- >> the reveal was a letdown. do it again. >> no! >> this is what's going to happen. we're going to put this in. it doesn't have a flavor. it's going to get blended. >> what?
>> you taste this now. >> get your carrots ready. two up or two down. >> where are the carrots? >> they're over there. >> oh, my god. >> that's delicious. >> i haven't had a creamy anything in forever. >> ready? two carrots up! >> the original was 300. it's only 160 and it's got about 10 grams of protein. >> that is so delicious. >> guess what we're making now? cheese-its. so our cheese-it challenge comes from ashley in san diego, california. she has two kids. she said joy, we love cheese-its. can you make this. they're about 150 calories but they have a lot of ingredients. i'm going to make it with three simple ingredients. >> you're a genius. >> oh, go on. egg whites.
6 ounces of reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese. we're going to pulse it. >> okay. >> here we go. >> all right. >> here we go. okay. so after this is pulsed, only takes seconds, we're going to add in a quarter cup of whole grain flour and then we're going to pulse it again. >> hardest part of the whole thing. >> we're going to pulse it again. it's going to form a dough. you're going to take the dough, blop it between two pieces of pash parchment paper. i put it in the freezer and then it's not gooey anymore. you're going to make your cheese-it squares. >> you bake them or no? >> you're going to put it in the oven on 300 for about 20
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girl," mariel hemingway writes so candidly how that experience affected her childhood and beyond. you look awesome. >> you really do. >> oh thank you. >> when you read your box and see what you've been through, you're a walking miracle looking like this. >> god love you. >> she does. >> oh, my gosh. >> here we are laughing and this is such a serious book. >> and it's such an important -- i mean it's important to put the book out, but i love the fact that you're doing a young adult version of this because there are a lot of kids going through what you went through as a child. >> absolutely. and i wrote -- what's very bizarre is how easy it was to write from a 14-year-old's perspective. i really feel like i am 14. but we form our memories and the way we react to the world when we're a child. so even though we spend only 14 18 years looking -- you know having that life with our parents, we spend the rest of our life trying to get over it. >> so describe you as a 14-year-old.
what was your life and your family like for you? >> well you know to be fair my family was great. my grandfather, greatest writer of all time. i grew up in idaho. it was wonderful. but at the same time my father was dealing with being the son of the greatest writer in the 20th century. and he couldn't handle that. he was self-medicating, a terrible marriage where there was no communication. so what was happening -- there was a lot of drinking. there was a lot of -- and i became the fixer. you know i decided i was going to clean up after them and make everything okay. because also my sisters were very -- they were much older than me. they were into drugs, they were into alcohol. my oldest sister was starting to have trouble with mental illness. so it's about loving your family, but not knowing if that's normal not knowing if what you're doing is okay. and feeling confused. >> yes. when you talk about cleaning up you mean like when there were glasses thrown around. you're talking about physically you as a young girl trying to clean the mess up.
>> well, yeah. and i really think that we tend to not -- we think oh you know our kids won't know if we're having troubles. and even behind closed doors, kids know even if they don't hear it, they feel it they sense it. so i would wake up literally in the middle of the night, go downstairs clean up all the mess of whatever had happened in hopes that we'd wake up the next day and it would all be fine. and that's kind of -- and what you realize is until you tell your story, until you actually dig deep and tell your story of your childhood, and then onwards, you will repeat those patterns. so you know, as i got older, i realized i kept repeating these patterns of control and trying to get things together. but now i'm good. >> you are more than good. >> you write very poignantly about you wanted to be invisible almost. >> yes. and that's why the young adult book is called invisible girl because i actually felt like no one could see me.
i was an unplanned pregnancy. but in a moment of fighting between my parents, you hear that you're a mistake. and so i think there's a lot of kids out there that feel like unwanted abandoned at some level. i wanted to give voice to them. >> by the way, two great books we should point out. the young adult version and the grown up version. you broke the chain and cycle with your two wonderful daughters. >> thank you so much. >> we're very very proud of you, mariel. >> aw. you guys are great. >> brought the sunshine. >> we'll be back with more, but first this is "today" on nbc.
>> two handsome men. >> it's time now for our weekly installment of okay or not okay. >> ready? this week's question is -- >> is it okay or not okay to date your personal assistant. >> here's what we said! >> it's a recipe for disaster, but nonetheless, i wish them all the happiness in the world. >> of course it's okay is what i say. who am i to stand in the way of love. be careful. if your personal life goes south, your professional one will too. >> wow. just saying. >> you actually thought something through. >> whatever. >> duh. >> we don't make any sense. >> i do. i was like wait what was the question. >> i can't remember. >> would you ever date your personal assistant now that you're married. >> i'm going to go out on a limb
breaking news. punishment and penalties. pg&e finds out the price it will have to pay for that san bruno pipeline explosion. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. just moments ago the public utilities commission decided to hand pg&e a $1.6 billion fine. >> nbc's stephanie chuang has more. this is the highest penalty in all of the state and it will be paid for by all shareholders right? >> reporter: that's right. good morning, kris. none of it will come out of the