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imagine calling your boss and telling them you're going to be 53 minutes late. >> we'll be back with more news at 7:25. >> have a great day. see you soon. >> we have shattered expectations. >> democrat jon ossoff nearly pulling off the shocking upset. the race now heading to a runoff. why is the president calling it a big win for republicans this morning? heading for the door? reports that fox news is preparing to cut ties with bill o'reilly, negotiating his exit.
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as the network's biggest star faces new allegations of sexual harassment and protests calling for his firing. and get well. former president george h.w. bush hospitalized in houston, recovering from his second bout of pneumonia this year. what his doctors are saying about his progress today, wednesday april 19th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it's a wednesday morning. willie in for matt this morning. and news just breaking as we come on the air. former nfl star, aaron hernandez, found dead in his prison cell overnight. apparently he killed himself. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has the very latestment we are learning just
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about this. >> reporter: this happened just a short time ago. officials say hernandez was found hanged in his cell overnight, in a correctional facility in massachusetts. medical personnel attempted to perform lifesaving techniques, transported hernandez to the hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 4:00 a.m. this morning. according to officials, the former football star had attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming it with various items. just last friday, the former patriots tight end was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of two men in 2012. but hernandez was already serving a life sentence for murder in the 2013 killing of odin lloyd. massachusetts state police are on scene. hernandez's family has also been notified. a shocking and developing story. >> miguel, thank you. keep us posted. another story overnight. results are in from georgia's high-stakes special election, to
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fill the seat that was tom price's. this was an early test of president trump's influence. and take a look, the democratic upstart jon ossoff, just short of an outright victory. there will be a runoff between him and the second place finisher karen handel. we're going to get some insight by lindsey graham and others on this. let's start our coverage with nbc's kristen welker at the white house be more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. on the one hand, the white house is breathing a sigh of relief. political newcomer jon ossoff didn't get the 50% needed to win a avoid a runoff. still, ossoff did get close. a big night in georgia for political upstart jon ossoff. >> reporter: a big night in georgia for jon ossoff, his strong finish reverberating all the way to the white house this morning.
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>> we have defied the odds, we have shattered expectations. >> reporter: ossoff got more votes than any other candidate, democrat or republican, in an 18-way race. significant because this district is reliably red. while it's not 50% needed to avoid a runoff, it's enough to rattle republicans. still gop candidate karen handel who had the most votes on the republican side, struck a note of confidence. >> you're looking at the top republican vote better, y'all. >> reporter: the seat up for grabs was once held by newt gingrich. president trump got involved in the race. tweeting overnight, despite major outside money, fake media support and 11 republican candidates, big r win with runoff in georgia. glad to be of help. trump also recorded a robocall against ossoff. >> only you can stop the liberal democrats. >> reporter: some republicans may be dissatisfied with the direction of their party.
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>> he has brought the decorum of the presidency down so low that i cannot bring myself to support candidates like that. >> reporter: ossoff raised $8.3 million, much from out-of-state donations. an unprecedented number for little-known candidate. some celebrities lending their voices. >> hi. i'm samuel l. jackson. we have to channel the great vengeance and fury for this administration into votes at the ballot box. >> reporter: a race in a small district that could have big implications for the president and his party. this morning karen handel tweeted to the president thank you for the call this morning. moments ago the president tweeted back. great job karen handel. it's now hollywood versus georgia, the democratic runoff set for june. savannah and willie? >> thank you so much. president trump has just ordered a review of the iran nuclear deal and whether to kill it. nbc's andrea mitchell is here with that story. >> reporter: good morning, willie.
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secretary of state rex tillerson says tehran is complying with the historic agreement signed under the obama administration to rein in its nuclear program. president trump is instead focusing on iran's terror ties which six world powers didn't consider at the time because they thought it was more important to stop iran from getting a bomb. in a strong signal, the new administration appears ready to rip up the deal. this morning, the white house talking tough on iran. secretary of state rex tillerson saying the trump administration is weighing whether to break the terms of the landmark iran nuclear deal signed almost two years ago. during the presidential campaign, then-candidate trump called it the worst deal negotiated. >> the deal is one of the worst negotiated deals of any kind i've ever seen. >> reporter: secretary tillerson admits iran has been upholding its end of the bargain. but in a letter to house speaker paul ryan, he said iran remains
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a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods. the 2015 deal signed by the u.s. and other world powers restricts tehran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting of oil and other economic sanctions for ten years. without the deal, experts say, they would have had a nuclear weapon if they wanted within months. israel's prime minister netanyahu has been a fierce opponent of this nuclear deal. but critics say the trump review will anger european allies and raise questions about why the white house wants to risk letting iran go nuclear when it's already in a major crisis with north korea which already has an arsenal of nuclear weapons. >> a busy inbox. >> in the meantime vice president mike pence issued a warning to north korea overnight, just hours after we learned the u.s. naval fleet that was supposed to be heading
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toward the korean peninsula in a show of force was actually sailing in the opposite direction. kelly cobiella is in seoul, south korea for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. you said it. vice president mike pence talking about north korea. talking tough. calling it an urgent and dangerous threat. so urgent, in fact, that last week, president trump said he was is way as a show of force. now, we're learning that carrier group won't be here for another week. vice president pence on the u.s.s. reagan in japan this morning with a familiar message for north korea >> we will fight any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective american response. [ applause ] >> reporter: "the uss carl vinson" aircraft carrier, used to back up the talk, is heading to the region, as a prudent
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measure, the pentagon says. over the weekend, when kim jong-un was showing the world his new weapons, threatening the u.s. and testing a missile, the "vinson," was 3,500 miles away, moving in the opposite direction, for a military drill with australia, despite what trump did last week. >> we're sending an armada. very powerful. >> reporter: the military threat had the region on edge, with china and russia calling for restraint. late yesterday, the president backed off the tough talk with kim jong-un. >> hopefully he wants peace and we want peace. and that's going to be the end determination. we're going to have to see what happens. >> reporter: this morning, the vice president said all options are on the table. but no mention from the vice president about the "uss carl vinson," or the confusion surrounding the timing.
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also this morning, we're hearing from the pentagon, that two jets were scrambled late monday night to intercept a pair of russian bombers 100 miles off the alaskan coast. the defense department says those russian bombers were in international airspace and they acted, quote, very professionally. >> kelly cobiella for us. republican senator lindsey graham is with us this morning. good to see you. >> a wonderful day. >> a lot to talk about with you. let's start with iran. rex tillerson, the secretary of state, notified congress is going to review that deal. i know you're not a fan of that deal. the president is not a fan of that deal. if you undo it now, has iran received all of the benefit and we're walking away from what would be the benefit to the u.s. and to the west? >> here's what i would say. they have most of the money or are in process of getting most of the money. when you look at the deal when
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it was signed until now, they've not gotten better. they're helping the hewittitys in yemen, backing assad, they help hez bol lae. being a large state sponsored terrorism. >> the deal looks at those issues the disconnect, the behavior rof the regime from a nuclear program. >> it was to be a disconnect between the nuclear program. >> let me ask you about "the uss carl vinson." the president said he was sending in an armada. and yet, it was 3,500 miles away and in the indian ocean. >> let's not get tweets in the navy. >> how does that happen? a lot of americans wonder how in the world does that happen? >> i don't know. obviously miscommunication. but they're headed in the right direction. the fact that the vice president goes to the dmz and looks across the border and says to the north koreans, we're not going to
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allow you to send a missile to our homeland. i talked to the president about this topic. i said, do you want on your resume that during your presidency that north koreans could hit the american peninsula with a nuclear well on top of it? he said, absolutely not. that's what this is all about. >> what did you suggest to the president he do, beyond putting pressure on china. >> tell china, if they don't take care of it, we will. >> what does that mean? >> it means if china can't stop the regime from building a missile that can hit the american homeland, we would do everything, including diplomatic sanctions and military strike to stop the missile program. look at it this way. do you really want north korea to have a missile that can hit california with a nuclear weapon on top of it? 20 years ago, north korea didn't have any nuclear weapons. every republican and every democrat has screwed up north korea. they're close to getting a missile to hit the homeland. now is the time to stop.
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>> for a pre-emptive strike? >> that's what it would take. i'm not going to allow vote in the senate, north korea to develop a missile with a nuclear weapon on top to hit america. not going to happen. china can stop it if they want to. if they don't, i think president trump will. >> if the u.s. were to launch a pre-emptive strike, we would be at war in the korean peninsula? >> it would be terrible. it would be bad for the korean peninsula. bad for china. bad for japan. bad for south korea. it would be the end of north korea. but it would not hit america. the only way it would come to america is with a missile. and we're not going to let that happen, i hope. >> le's talk politics. your state next door, georgia. a congressional race. this is a seat that republicans have long held. but it wasn't a seat that trump won very handily. >> a point and a half. >> the democrats get the top votes in this special election. does that mean this is a one-off? do you look at this as an ominous sign for things to come?
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>> that district is changing. >> that district is changing. the congressman won by 20 something points. trump won by a point and a half. this guy got clinton's vote. i think you see a casting in this race, hollywood versus georgia. but the south is changing. atlanta is changing. there's districts like this all over the country, that are getting more moderate. and i think karen will do a good job. she's probably the best republican we could have chosen. i like her chances to win this seat. but this should be a wake-up call for the republican party in the south. >> senator lindsey graham, thank you. well-wishes are pouring in for former president h.w. bush. he is recovering in a hospital after a mild case of pneumonia. kerry sanders has more for us. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. former president george h.w. bush is at methodist hospital
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in houston for continued observation. his spokesman says the 92-year-old is just fine. president george h.w. bush is in good spirits this morning. the 92-year-old admitted last friday, after a cough prevented him from getting proper rest. it was determined he had a mild case of pneumonia, which was treated and has been resolved. he's now being held for further observation, while he regains his strength. back in january, the former president spent two weeks in the hospital with pneumonia. for a time, he was in the icu and put on a ventilator to help him breathe. at the same time, his wife, barbara bush, spent five days in the same hospital for bronchitis. the pair had just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. recovering enough to take part in aregame coin toss at the super bowl in houston. and earlier this month, the 41st president was visited by his
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former rival and now close friend, president bill clinton, who gave him colorful pairs of socks. the two caught up about kids, grandkids, old times and new times. former president bush was recently honored with an award. >> most accepting the biggest, most big-hearted, always the brightest points of life. >> reporter: his son, neil, choking up, speaking on his behalf. >> i would like to speak first as one of the proudest sons on the face of the earth. >> reporter: president bush suffers from a form of parkinson's. he uses a scooter to get around. this morning well wishes are coming in from around the world. savannah, willie? >> from here too as well. kerry, thank you very much. now, to the dramatic end of the nationwide manhunt for the so-called facebook killer. the suspect taking his own life after being spotted by a quick-thinking fast food worker. gabe gutierrez is in erie, pennsylvania, with the latest.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a mcdonald's employee who recognized the so-called facebook killer at this drive-through. a remarkable end to the manhunt that gripped the nation. this morning, investigators are trying to piece together how steve stephens spent nearly 48 hours on the run before he took his own life. the manhunt for the killer is u his own life. the manhunt for the killer is over. but for robert godwin's family, the pain is not. >> i want to see him go to trial because god awful what he did to my brother. >> reporter: police say stephens randomly chose godwin and murdered him, posting the horrifying video on facebook. >> he took all of the dignity he had. we all know we going to die. but not like that. not for the world to see. >> reporter: the manhunt's violent end came 100 miles north of cleveland, in erie,
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pennsylvania. a sharp-eyed employee at this mcdonald's drive-through recognized stephens. the manager said the suspected killer ordered mcnuggets and fries. but workers stalled his order and called 911. >> it was going to be a minute for his fries. wanted to make sure the proper people were contacted. >> reporter: stephens sped off. surveillance video showing his car fleeing the scene. >> the unit's psp is behind a white board. >> reporter: after a short chase, he took his own life. the 37-year-old had no criminal history but had recently filed for bankruptcy. >> i lost everything. i lost everything i had, man. >> reporter: in a video rant, he blamed an ex-girlfriend for making him snap. >> he was a sweet man at heart. >> reporter: his friend, jason, says stephens called him just minutes before the murder. >> he told me to call him right back once i saw the facebook post. i attempted to call him back and he did not answer. i went to the police once i saw
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it. >> reporter: many here in erie, pennsylvania, are hoping the mcdonald's employee might be in line for the $50,000 reward. robert godwin's family is planning his funeral. his daughter telling us, they have an overwhelming sadness. >> some uplift when you think about what the mcdonald's workers did in the moment and the courage it took to keep him waiting there, knowing about his violent history. >> courage, quick-thinking. al is here with a first check of our weather. >> a lot of rain to talk about, especially in the upper midwest and the plains. watching the storms push through. and as they do, they're dumping a lot of rain from the dakotas all the way into iowa. that's going to continue to make its way to the east.
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much of iowa under an enhanced are risk for strong storms. golf ball-sized hail to possible tornados. and talking 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts as this pushes to the east. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a lot of sunshine around the bay area, at least to start out the day. we'll gradually start to see clouds move in and a chance of rain late tonight. by tomorrow, all out of here. we'll see the temperatures in san francisco reaching 63 degrees. and a beautiful weekend ahead. especially as we warm up inland. looking at highs in the mid to
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upper 70 by the end of the week. sunday also looking good with a high of 73 degrees, and slightly cooler early next week. >> and that's your latest weather. willie? >> al, thank you very much. coming up, have we seen the last of bill o'reilly on fox news? what we're learning about his uncertain future at the network. and new problems at united airlines. why the ceo's response on the dragging incident is outraging customers all again. but first, this is "today" on nbc. customers all again. but first, this is "today" on incomes. in the middle of a storm destiny struck.
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for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise your rates due to your first accident. liberty mutual insurance. san jose state students were alerted to an attempt good morning. it's 7:26 on your wednesday. i'm sam brock. frightening news from the san jose state campus last night. students alerted to an attempted assault just off campus last night. here's the map of where it happened. seventh and east san fernando street right basically on campus. police there messaged students that a man tried grabbing a woman who was out for a jog at the time, and it happened around 7:p.m. she was running around on south seventh and east san fernando. that's when the man lunged and chased the jogger for blocks. campus police have not found the man. he was last seen at the intersection of south tenth and san fernando. >> let's get a check of the weather with kari hall and a little drier to start here.
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>> yeah, looking good to start out this wednesday morning, but it is chilly as you head out the door. be prepared for cooler temperatures. 44 degrees in the tri-valley. 51 degrees in san francisco. and the clouds in the north bay will lead to some showers later on this evening. we're stim looking good for most of the bay area throughout the day. as our temperatures will reach into the upper 60s. we're at 67 today in the east bay and 64 in san francisco with the rain moving in later on tonight. let's head over to vianey for a look at the roads. >> well, the traffic is still attempting to recover in the south bay along northbound 101 near alum rock. there is still a lane blocked which is causing major delays all the way back to blossom hill. northbound 101 to highway 85, drive times around 45 minutes. northbound 280 to 85, about 25 minutes. >> thank you very much. we'll be back with more news coming up in 30 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show. (vo) love.
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♪ 7:30, wednesday morning, 19th of april, 2017. that's a plaza that's filled to the brim because sheryl crow is here. she's about to celebrate her new album. a live concert is coming up. she's going to do new songs. her old favorites. >> there's not one but two concerts. >> when she was rehearsing, the crowd was going nuts. her new stuff is great. >> she's one of the people that you walk in and the staff and everybody, sheryl crow is here. universally loved. justi >> we love her. here's a look at what's going on overnight. aaron hernandez was found dead
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in his prison cell. the former new england patriot used a bedsheet to hang himself. hernandez was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder. but just days ago, he had been acquitted in a separate murder case in boston. democrat jon ossoff nearly pulled off a stunning upset in that house election in georgia. he completed with 48% of the vote, but short of an outright win. a runoff will be held in june between ossoff and karen handel, who finished a distant second. and a homeowner in houston called the sheriff's deputies when a giant alligator. that is a ten-foot-long gator. it put up a supersized fight. they relocated the animal into the wild. >> how is that for a knock on the front door? >> hello. >> think it's the domino's guy. >> that's the "snl" skit, land
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shark. there's a major development in the sexual harassment schedule surrounding fox news star bill o'reilly. cynthia mcfadden is here. cynthia, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. there are suggestions the network's biggest and bank rl star could be gone for good. while o'reilly is on a plann en vacation, the board of fox news is having a meeting that is supposed to be the topic. after a scandal that has sparked protests and sent advertisers fleeing. >> caution, you are about to enter the "no spin zone." >> reporter: it could with game over for bill o'reilly at fox news. sources say the host, on vacation and off the air for the last week, after bombshell sexual harassment allegations surfaced, could soon be forced out at fox. >> forces are telling me that the murdoch family is inclined to let bill o'reilly go and not
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return to the air on fox news. and i'm hearing that the two sons are pushing for bill o'reilly's exit. but their father, rupert murdoch, is resisting. >> what do we want? >> fire o'reilly. >> reporter: calls to fire o'reilly picking up steam. protests outside of fox headquarters in new york. now, another woman, a former clerk at fox is coming forward with new allegations, that o'reilly sexually harassed her for months. >> she said he would grunt like an animal. he would call her hot chocolate. she's african-american. >> reporter: fox news has not commented on the latest allegations. but more than 60 advertisers are speaking loud and clear, pulling their ads from "the o'reilly factor." the anchor's downward slide starting after "the new york times" reported millions of dollars in settlements have been paid out to five former staffers. another accuser, frequent fox
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guest, wendy walsh, o'reilly promised to make her a paid contributor. after she rebuffed his advances, he failed to follow through. >> i tonight want any money. my silence is not for sale. and i feel compassion for mr. o'reilly, i really do. i feel bad there's a man potentially losing his job over there. but this is making a statement to the rest of corporate america. >> reporter: in a statement, the host has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination, orchestrated by far left organizations, bent on destroying o'reilly for political and financial reasons. >> bill o'reilly's position at fox news at once been unshakable. but each passing day, and more accusers coming forward, it seems possible and at this point, almost likely, that bill o'reilly will not return to the air at fox news. >> reporter: women at fox news is questioning whether the company is serious about fixing its workplace culture, after
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chairman roger ailes was ousted for sexual harassment allegations. as for o'reilly viewers, a recent poll by the huffington post, only 17% believe fox should cancel his show. >> we'll keep watching. let's head to al for another check of the weather. >> it's been feeling warm it there. it continues to seem warm. according to nnoaa. it's been the last 36 months have been the warmest on record from april -- well, really, we go back 48 months. it's been the warmest -- okay. i'm going to stop it at five years. for the last five years, we have had the warmest years on record in the united states. so -- >> was last year warmer than five years ago? >> yes.
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>> it keeps getting warmer and warmer. >> we're getting it. >> you're catching on. you're figuring it out. a 3-year-old could have figured it out. 85 in memphis. 78 in minneapolis. minneapolis starting to cool down. and the cool air continues to push to the south. louisville, 84. washington, thursday, 83. but michigan, only 44. as we get into friday, that cool air spreads from jackson hole we're starting out with dry weather around the bay area, and partly cloudy skies. in san francisco, expect a chance of shower. mainly late tonight. most of the day will be dry and a hi of 64 degrees. it clears out for tomorrow with a high of 63, and a warm weekend headed into the bay area, especially inland as we get more dry weather, going to see some sunshine for both saturday and sunday with highs in the mid 70s and even early next week, we're going to keep it dry as temperatures will be slightly cooler.
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>> you can get your forecast anytime you need it, weather channel on table. i'm not allowed to join you, according to our director. >> get over here. get over here. >> sit on my lap. >> what do you think? >> restraining order. >> you weren't lit for this area. >> i'm lit. >> al, thank you, sir. the ceo of united airlines is apologizing again this morning. but says no one will lose a job after that passenger who suffered serious injuries was pulled from a plane to make rool for airline employees. this amid new concerns from united investors on the price they could pay for that incident. tom costello covers aviation for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's too early to know if bookings have been affected by this incident. but the ceo has already met with the chinese consulate. he will soon head to china, a critical market for the airline, as this fallout continues to weigh on the airline. at the airport and on wall street.
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[ yelling ] >> reporter: than a week after dr. david dao lost two teeth, a broken nose and sinus injuries on a united flight, the airline is ramping up its apology tour. >> we heard from oscar munoz, apologizing. >> reporter: ceo oscar munoz, on a conference call with investors. says even though the investigation isn't complete, no one including him, is being fired. >> it was a system failure across various areas. there was never a consideration for firing an employee. >> reporter: dr. dao's attorney says, quote, i'm not even a little surprised. on twitter, more backlash with #boycotunitedairlines. and just paid an extra $50 per person to avoid flying united. >> not even if they give me $10,000, i would not get on their flight.
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>> i don't see myself flying united. not ever again. >> reporter: with so few airlines today, there often isn't another airline to choose. >> dulles airport is a hub for united. if i choose not to fly united, i don't go anywhere. >> reporter: on tuesday, united stock lost another 4%, despite good first quarter earnings. since a week ago today, the stock has lost more than $1 billion in value, branding veterans call last week's incident a p.r. disaster of epic proportions. and senior unitedmployees tell nbc news, the airline is reeling. united has taken several immediate steps to contain the fallout. no longer will it bump customers for employees less than an hour before a flight or once a customer is seated. other merrill airlines making s announceme announcements. will unite's p.r. debacle mark a change in the way airlines treat their customers? in 2016, all airlines combined
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bumped 40,000 passengers. but that was an improvement over 2015 when they bumped 43,000 passengers. by the way, guys, the brand-new data from the government just out in february. and the airlines with the best on-time records, delta number one. united was in the middle of the pack. back to you. >> all right, tom costello. thanks, tom. coming up, are you like us struggling to remember your passwords? now, one computer giant that could do away with pass wawordsr good. i'm for that. first, a
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breyers gelato indulgences. it's way beyond ice cream. we're back, now. 7:45 with a story that will probably outrage a lot of parents across the country. >> it certainly will. a lot of day-care centers offer live video so you can check in throughout the day. one mom in texas decided to do just that. and she witnessed the unthinkable. you can hear audible gasps as it's happening. an 18-month-old boy is pushed and thrown to a mat on the floor, by a day care worker. caitlin gilmore was the toddler's mother. she was on a lunch break, watching a live stream of her son at the children's courtyard when it happened. within seconds, it was racing there. co-workers recording the incident. the day care worker is 22-year-old jasmine lexis
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torres. she is now free on $10,000 bond. >> she had no prior history. there was no incident. no concern as far as a flight risk. and she had been cooperative with us. >> reporter: the children's courtyard operates 55 centers in 4 states. texas state records show, the plano center has been cited for 29 deficiencies, nine of those rated high. state officials report all of the deficiencies had been corrected. a statement from the children's courtyard reads in part, we have strict policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well-will of our children. we don't tolerate deviation from those standards. upon being aware of the situation, we immediately notified the authorities. the children's courtyard facebook page exploded with outraged comments. made me so apg ngry, i can't put into words. grown adults roughing up kids. what is wrong with you?
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the owners of this facility should never run a day care again. since the video only shows part of the incident, police want to get the bier recording for their investigation. but officer david tilly says, there's no question this kind of surveillance is very beneficial. >> it's proven to be helpful for our investigators. >> that video is so tough to watch. according to the children's courtyard, jasmine torres has been fired. the child, by the way, was taken to the hospital and examined. and thankfully doctors say, he didn't suffer any physical injuries. but thank god for the cameras being in there, right? >> i know. people, parenting now, my mom is like, you have those monitors and stuff. but you know, occasionally you're so, so thankful that you're able to have a eye on your kid, especially for working parents. >> most of the day care workers in the world are saints. having been through it many times with our oeb kids. that's a horrible piece of video to see. still ahead this wednesday
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it is 7:55. as you step out the door, we have some breaks in the clouds. and all clear skies across the parts of the bay area. looking like a very nice start with some dry weather. now we're seeing those temperatures in the mid 40s for the north bay. tri-valley at 48 degrees and in san francisco, to 51 degrees. now going to see the high up to 64. mostly some upper 60s for those inland areas. and we will have a chance of showers late tonight. some scattered rain and it won't be a significant storm system out of here by early tomorrow morning, and then we'll go back to more dry weather. going to see the high temperatures inland up to 78 degrees on friday, and a beautiful weekend ahead. it will be a touch cooler as we start next week with highs in the low 70s on monday. now as we head over to vianey, let's get an update on how the roads are moving. >> still seeing major delays in the south bay. chp is reporting an accident
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along 280 northbound on meridian avenue. we're also seeing slowing near alum rock due to the crash that happened around the 5:00 hour. here's a quick check of south times. to highway 85, about a 46 minute delays. northbound 280 to 85, about a 27-minute delay. >> thank you very much. happening right now, about 100 people now going from san jose to la paz to visit the grave of cesar chavez. he's buried at his family ranch. the road trip is part of an effort to teach folks more about chavez's outside of san jose. >> a massive asteroid is going to fly past earth at a close distance, relatively speaking. an asteroid hasn't come this close to the planet in 400 years but there's no chance of it striking the earth. you can watch without having to be worried about that. we'll be back with nor news in
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking news. former nfl star aaron hernandez found dead of an apparent suicide in his prison cell overnight. we have the latest. ♪ i just want to be part of your ♪ then, scout's honor. >> you see a girl with 6,000 on, we've been through the same thing. >> we take you to one girl scout troop in the country, where all the girls share one surprising thing in common. and springtime sun and sheryl. we're outside on the plaza, where grammy winner sheryl crow is set to kick off a live concert, with some of her biggest hits today, wednesday, april 19th, 2017. ♪ >> they're up early. what are you here to do?
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>> root for sheryl crow. >> you have a bucket list to check off? >> yes, i do. >> who do you love? >> sheryl crow. ♪ i'm gonna soak up the sun >> not quite ready for the smucker's jar. but we have a birthday right here. guess whose birthday. what's your name? >> katherine. >> what's your name? >> daniel. >> dylan, he's back. who is the most excited for sheryl crow? [ cheers ] >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." it's a wednesday morning. we have willie filling in for matt. and a great crowd out here, for sheryl. >> this is awesome. >> we may not have literally have sun. but we're going to soak up the sun with her. >> some classics and some stuff off her new album. a perfect mix from sheryl coming up. also coming up, whose
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innovation is about to become "today's next big thing"? we will reveal our first finalists. we'll meet the new round of contestants who brought ways to simplify laundry to playing with your dog. >> first the top stories. here's the news at 8:00. we begin with the stunning suicide of former new england patriots star aaron hernandez. i'll miguel almaguer. hernandez was found hanged in his cell overnight. in shirley, massachusetts. medical personnel attempted to perform life-saving techniques. they transported him to the hospital where hernandez was pronounced dead just after 4:00 a.m. this morning. according to officials, the former football star had attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with, quote, various items. no suicide note was found. just last friday in a boston courtroom, the former patriots tight end was found not guilty in the murder and shooting
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deaths of two men back in 2012. but the 27-year-old was serving a life sentence for murder in the 2013 killings of odin lloyd. massachusetts state police are on-scene. hernandez's family has not been notified. it's a stunning fall from grace, from a football star that was recruited out of college, and quickly made million. hernandez, again, found dead early this morning. police say they are still investigating. officers are on-scene at the hospital and at the prison cell. investigators say their investigation could take quite some time, as they try to piece that all together. hernandez was in a single cell, not with the general population but was alone in his cell. savannah, back to you. >> miguel, thank you. police in fresno, california, says racial hatred drove a gunman to kill three on tuesday. gadi schwartz talks about the system that was used to locate that suspect.
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>> reporter: the sounds of the alleged shooting spree, captured by fresno police. >> we're getting reports of multiple gunshot incidents. >> i heard gunshots. >> reporter: within minutes, dispatch calls flooding out. >> another victim over by the catholic church. >> reporter: police pinpointing the gun location with a gunshot detection system. officers were able to use maps in their car to see where the shots were coming from. 16 rounds fired in total. three people dead. police seen here capturing a man named kori ali muhammad, who began his shooting rampage after he was named the prime suspect in the murder of a security guard last thursday. >> he made a decision he was not going to go to jail for shooting a security guard. he was going to kill as many people as he could. >> reporter: investigators say muhammad first opened fire on a utilities truck, killing zachary randalls, a newly hired customer
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service representative. it was his first ride along on the job. police say muhammad killed two more people in front of a catholic charity before he was caught. uttering the phrase and offering this confession to officers. >> i did it. i shot them. i said, you guys are looking for me. >> reporter: on facebook, police say muhammad had many anti-white and anti-government posts. but police are not calling this a crime of terror but a crime of hate. >> our investigation has shown, is that this is solely based on race. and it has nothing to do with terrorism. >> reporter: muhammad, now facing four counts of murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. for "today" gadi schwartz nbc news. president trump was keeping a close eye on results from the special election in georgia.
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democratic newcomer, jon ossoff fell just short of the 50% needed to claim victory in the district. he faces a june runoff against the top republican in that crowded field. the race was viewed as an early test of satisfaction with the trump administration. president trump took some credit for forcing the runoff, tweeting it represents a big "r" win. we're going to reveal the cover of "people" magazine's most beautiful issue. >> looking forward to that. and our "today's next big thing" semifinalists are ready to impress with creative creations this morning. and we'll head outside for a special concert from grammy winner sheryl crow. first, these messages. ♪
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the bank, whole thing. hard to remember them all. microsoft came up with a simple solution. the tech giant announced an alternative way, users can sign in using a smartphone app. all you have to the is tap approve and you're in, no password required. does that sound good? >> a lot -- i feel like a lot of mail programs have been doing that, too. yahoo! goog google. >> what if you lose your phone? >> well, al -- >> there's a hole. i'm sure there's an answer to that. >> i'm sorry. pardon me. >> i find it annoying when i'm on the computer and you're waiting for a code to go on your phone, on the other side of the room. i have to get up. >> where do you store your passwords? >> i store mine on my phone. >> me, too. >> in your contacts. >> under passwords, right? that's the problem. >> we have the little app now, right? the password keeper. >> i don't know how to use that. >> then, you need a password to open up that.
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>> i can't get into the password app. >> and this is why microsoft is on to something, perhaps. you have to check out this handbag. it's from a high-end designer. they call it the arena extra large shopping tote. it's going viral. it looks something similar to, maybe the ikea bag. shopping bag. they're both tote bags. but they differ in price. for example, you can get the designer bag for $2,145. or the low, low price of 99 cents for ikea's. and no assembly required on that particular ikea item. using that little wrench. >> you're getting -- >> i didn't know it had a name. >> i didn't, either. >> we have them all over the house. >> i can't say it enough. love a good frakta. >> who doesn't? this is one of the most
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controversial pieces of clothing out there. we're talking about car duo shorts. and the guys at georgetown at their le cross team, having a party for the shorts. a retirement party. say bye-bye. >> no. >> they say you should move past and get rid of all of the pockets and back to the next fad. the party will have a shorts donation station, a cake, a contest for who has the most pockets. i have a question for the men on this set. you, too. >> was that some question? where are we on cargo shorts? >> i'm thumbs up. >> i had many pair in the early oughts. >> early outs? >> the 2000s. we dug through carson's wardrobe. and it's just practical. especially if you have kids. you're throwing stuff in your pockets. >> the suv of pants.
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>> let's see what carson has got in here. he has some honey nut cheerios. breakfast in there. aren't they controversial? >> i think they're cute on guys. >> it's the look. i think maybe they're a little too long. and practical isn't fashionable. >> what's the other option? if you don't wear cargo shorts what do you wear? >> then, you do a man bag. on the shorts? i think shorts have gotten a little shorter. >> a little too short. >> in some cases, a little too short. >> and you do have a man bag. >> it's not a man bag. it's a messenger bag. >> it is army green. >> it's a murse. >> if you look in his man bag, there's an apple and a hair brush. >> and some powder. >> you've been working this thing. >> carson? >> there's a bear in there somewhere. >> private life, carson. what's in "pop start" today? >> carson is not here to defend himself. >> i know.
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beginning with richard simmons. the fitness guru was hospitalized in california. he has been out of the public eye for more than three years. after a few days of discomfort, he decided to seek treatment. simmons' team says he is feeling better and expected to make a full recovery. >> we love him. now, to the most beautiful women. "people" magazine is out with their annual issue. and gracing the 2017 cover is -- julia roberts. titled forever young. they chose the 49-year-old actress because she's a testament from healthy women and they loved watching her grow for three decades. this is roberts' fifth time on the most beautiful cover. first in 1991. 2000, 2005 and 2010. other women that people recognize, viola davis, reese witherspoon, ariche slecicia ke.
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harry styles. the one direction star turned solo artist, opens up about taylor swift. in an interview, the singer calls the past relationship a learning experience. he said, when i see photos from that day, i think relationships are hard at any age. and adding in, you don't exactly understand how it works when you're 18, trying to navigate that stuff didn't make itti easier. are taylor's songs about harry? he opportunity know. but they're real lly great. >> sounds like he needs cargo short relationships. >> what? >> a relationship of cargo shorts. >> something, something. >> huh? >> i don't know. >> thank you. >> he saud it, not me. let's do the weather. >> i should just stay there. relationships and weather is hard. very difficult. you can see wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest. strong storms coming from the dakotas, all the way into iowa. and wet weather along the
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mid-atlantic states. we have an enhanced risk of severe weather. looking from des moines to davenport. but a wider swath, golf ball-sized hail. a few tornadoes and we're looking at 60-mile-per-hour winds. fire danger continues in the southwest because it's been dry there. the april warmth continues in the midsection of the country. and rip currents continue from the eastern shore of florida, all the way up into the carolina good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have clear skies and a nice, dry start to the day. but it is chilly as well as we've seen those temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s. it's 46 degrees in the north bay and a few clouds in san francisco, 52 degrees. we're going to see the highs today reaching into the upper 60s and it will be a very nice day to get outside, but we will start to also see some showers moving into the north bay later on tonight. more scattered activity for early tomorrow morning. >> and that's your latest weather.
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savannah? >> all right, al. thank you very much. now, our week-long quest to find "today's next big thing." the winner will be whisked off to qvc to sell his or her products. you want to know who won round one. it is yair reiner. the product was frywall. we will see him back here for friday's big finale. one other thing, reminder, our judges a s anna baker. jill martin, the creative director for qvc's lifestyle brown g.i.l.i. and mr. roker, of cargo shorts jokes fame. let's meet our first semifinalist. >> my name is kevin bunn, and my product is the sock dock. the sockdock is the next big thing because it saves time and money. and most importantly, saves relationships by keeping socks in pairs. so, you never have to sort, match or search for socks again.
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>> all right, kevin come on out. we cannot wait to hear your pitch. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's tell our judges about your product. >> what's the worst part having to do laundou laundry? for me, it was organizing the socks. the socksdock is going from dirty feet to clean and neat. put your socks on the sock dock. the buckles hold them in place. once it's full, take the hanger off, and put it in the casher. and it hangs in your closet. no more need for a sock drawer. it's sold in pairs. one for clean socks and one for dirt for dirty socks. >> anyone in life, we have those bins. where did the partner go.
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because they're clipped in tight, do they really get clean? >> you barely put them in there. they look like they're going to fall off. but the cord moves with it, allowing the socks to get clean without falling out. >> good question. kevin, thank you so much. that was the sock dock. let's get acquainted with our next semifinalist. >> i'm oakes. my product is gas cap grip. i believe this will be the next big thing. the reason, it's as easy as one, two, three. not only does it save you money, saves you time at the pump, but it's great for the environment. >> all right. pam oakes, with the gas can grip. come on out. can't wait to hear your pitch. let her rip. >> as a shop owner for 20-plus years, i can't tell you how many times we have a customer come in and we had to reset the check engine lights because a gas cap
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was loose. i invented gas cap grip. it started with a little block of wood. it helps the icures nails. they can't properly close that cap. >> can you tell us more about what inspired you and your story behind the product? >> like i said before, we would have customers come into the shop. and the check engine light was on because they got gasoline or diesel. and i would make them out of blocks of wood. i would fashion them to fit the gas cap. >> how does it work? >> it happens one, two, three. you twist off. >> where do you keep it? >> you can keep it inside the door, inside the car. it's easily cleaned. >> clever. pam, thank you so much. the gas cap grip. now, our final semifinalist of the morning. take a look. >> my name is steve petitt.
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my product is bungeeball. i think bunji ball will be the next big thing because you can throw the ball further and higher for your dog. >> steve will get a little help with our dog, charlie. tell us about your product. >> good morning, everyone. bunjiball is a product i invented. it's a tennis ball and a bunji cord. it allows you to throw the ball further and higher for your dog, with a flick of the wrist. >> can you show us how it works? >> sure. >> here comes charlie. >> i used to be a pitcher in the st. louis cardinals organization. so, i'm hoping that i can throw this for charlie and have him go get it. are you ready, charlie? >> ready. >> you ready, bud? here we two.
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>> there you go. >> yay, charlie. >> how far can you throw this thing? >> that was a wild pitch, by the way. i've thrown it 85 yards with a simple flick of the wrist. there's no strain on your arm. that's the whole reason i came up with it. >> can you use it with your kids? >> yeah. you can. >> great. >> it will wear them out. >> steve petitt, and the bunjiball. let's welcome back our semifinalists. who should go to friday's finale. we'll review your pick tomorrow. good job. coming up this morning, we have a live concert from sheryl crow. she will entertain our crowd, after a check of local news and weather. i )m ...
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a community edging towards a big o good wednesday morning. at 8:26, i'm sam brock. a community that is edging toward a big problem right now. a retirement home is right on the verge of being swallowed up by a landslide. here's a look at some of the video to show you. this is damage captured earlier this morning. that hillside is creating quite a massive hole from all of the rain and severe weather that we've had. management at the retirement home telling residents the landslide was caused by recent heavy rain. they have had engineers come out and look at it. they determined it would be a good idea to close off activity and dining rooms to be on the safe side but they have not evacuated anyone as of yet. we will continue to follow that story of. still a backup in the south bay.
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>> definitely. we are also seeing some slowing not just along 101 but also northbound 280 right after meridian avenue. there is a fender-bender that may be causing some delays. also seeing some slowing along southbound 17 yet again right before bear creek road. there is a traffic collision there. not seeing any backup serious just yet but we know 17 can get ugly very quickly. 101 to 85, 44 minutes. >> a little longer than normal. thank you very much. that's going to do it for us right now. we will be back in 30 minutes with more news. now back to the "today" show.
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♪ we're back. it's 8:30. it is wednesday morning. it is the 19th of april, 2017. we're moments away from hearing one of my personal favorites. i don't know we're back. >> how sweet they are. >> how is it singing at this hour of the morning? >> you know what? i'm in the school drop-off line every morning. you know, we're up at 6:00 a.m. singing right now is no problem. >> this is actually your sweet spot. >> this is my sweet spot. >> we're going to hear from sheryl in a minute. and tomorrow, another grammy winner will be here. the one and only barry manilow. we look forward to that tomorrow
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on "today". and we have the founders of the tribeca film festival, robert de niro and jane. rosenthal. we're going to talk about changes. first, we have a look at the weather. >> let's look at starting with today. severe weather making its way through the mississippi river valley. have warmth down through the lower mississippi valley, fire danger through the southwest. and wet weather into the ohio river valley and the northeast. dries out in new england tomorrow. but we also are looking at strong storms in the upper ohio river valley. high fire danger through the southwest. sunshine through southern california on the california coast. more wet weather through the interior sections of the pacific northwest. gulf coast looking good right through florida. that's what's going on around the countr we've got sunshine in the bay area to start out this morning as we take a live look outside at san jose. heading out the door, it's been cool this morning but getting a little bit milder, especially in
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oakland. it's 57 degrees, while 48 degrees now in livermore and 47 degrees in morgan hill. our temperatures warming up into the upper 60s. a few spots may even hit 70 degrees today with a mostly sunny sky. we're up to 69 in palo alto and napa and san francisco today a high of 64 degrees. >> all right. that's your latest weather. don't forget, you can get the weather anytime you want, with the weather channel on cable, as we get ready for sheryl crow. all these fabulous people here, ready for sheryl crow. back to you guys. >> all right, al. see you in a minute. today is the start of the annual tribeca film festival, founded in the wake of the september 11th attacks. >> in addition to showcasing movies, this year the festival is highlighting television, and virtual reality and video games. we have robert deniro and jane
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rosenthal. good to see you on the occasion of opening day for the film festival. this year, it's not just films. you're getting into video games, television. so, if it's on a screen, it's at the festival? >> yes. >> if it's a good story, we're platform agnostic. stories are happening -- good stories are all over the place, whether you see them on netflix or hulu. video games have some of the most amazing nonlinear story telling. we're going to show all of it. everything is changing. how an audience reacts and wants to participate. that's changed. you know that from, you know, your tweet board over here. >> i know you're a big video gamer. you're very excited about that. >> yes, i am. >> about that part of the festival. how has the business changed, the landscape changed, since you started in 2002, in terms of streaming, netflix, amazon, hulu, video on demand, people not going to the theaters as much?
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>> even i can say it's changed a lot. she can give the details. it's a new world. >> it didn't exist. it didn't exist. iphones didn't exist in 2002. twitter, facebook. things like uploading, downloading. we didn't do any of that. it did not exist. >> but at the same time, it's not like the parts have gotten worse. if anything, there's an explosion of material available for somebody in your line of work. >> there is. and that's the good part about it. the format, watching something on a little screen like this, as opposed to watching something in the theater is a different experience. they work but don't work. there's a lot i don't know. if you watch a comedy, you want to watch it with an audience. it feels right. i don't imagine watching a comedy on a little screen like an iphone or something. >> jane, what's the one film we will walk out of this year's film festival talking about? what's the big draw? >> well tonight, it's clive davis and the music of his
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years. that will be a spectacular evening. it really is. clive is a cultural icon. and the artists he worked with from aretha franklin, bruce springsteen, simon and garfunkel. it's quite extraordinary. and afterwards, there will be a little concert. a few of clive's friends will show up. tickets are available. >> i think tickets are not available for a rare godfather reunion. >> true. >> who is coming? is this hard to talk you into? or were you for it? >> it wasn't -- it -- francis was not too inclined to want to do it. he's been asked a lot. but i said, come on. let's try and do it this one time. it will never happen. radio city, it will be great. blah, blah, blah. and he was great about it the he said, okay. and the rest of the cast said they would do it, too. >> once francis is in, everybody is in.
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>> you can watch a live stream of the conversation that will happen afterwards with everyone on facebook live. >> you're screening the movie in the theater, correct? in a theater setting. >> one and two. >> one and two, yes. >> are you excited to see it in that way again? >> yeah. i'd like to see it. i'll come in and see parts of one and two. i don't want to -- the other times when we had "good fellas" and "king of comedy" and the other one -- >> "taxi driver," we had the interviews during the screening. so, we couldn't get the experience. this time i want to. >> you two are busy working together. you have "wizard of lies" coming out, the story of bernie madoff. and a lot of people are excited about "the irishman." martin scorsese, you, joe pesci. >> we're trying to get joe. >> the madoff part. what was it like to step into his shoes?
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>> it was interesting. the one thing i have always felt before i did the movie, was that the sons never knew anything about it. and once i did it, i realized that i felt even more they didn't know -- had no idea. that's why they had a tragic -- the whole family, ending, one killed himself and the other one had a relapse of a cancer that had been supposedly cured. and so, it's very sad for them. the kids. >> it's a story that we're looking forward to seeing you portray on the big screen. thank you very much for being here. both of you in the tribecca film festival kicks off today. coming up next, a historymaking new girl scout troop and what makes it so special. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ cheers and applause ] nbc. [ cheers and applause ]
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girl scouts, cookies and projects come to mind. >> one of the newest troops is looking at overcoming adversity. morgan radford joins us this morning. >> good morning guys. >> reporter: this troop is a little bit different. they're the first of their kind right here in new york. troop 6000 is united by how they play and how they support each other and how they live. >> at all times. >> reporter: troop 6000 is just like any other girl scout troop. >> we're all girl scout sisters. we're all a pack. >> reporter: they dance. ♪ >> reporter: they color. they pledge to make the world a better place. but unlike their fellow future leaders, these girls are all homeless. >> do you think people treat you differently because they know you're in a shelter? >> no. >> reporter: do you do all of the same things that the girl scouts get to do? >> it feels like you're not alone. >> reporter: feels like you're
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not alone, why? >> it shows you're not the only one that has the same problem. >> reporter: run out of the sleep-inn, a motel turned makeshift shelter in queens, families here share tiny beds. like the children of single mother giselle burgess. >> i felt ashamed. i felt like i let them down. >> reporter: that's why she wanted something for her kids to look forward to. so, she started the girl scout troop in february. with the help of the department of homeless services. how do programs like this help to solve the problem? >> shelter used to be three hots and a cot. now, we have 70% of the shelter system is families, we have to help children not back in the shelter system when they become adults. >> reporter: troop 6000 is the first in new york city, designed exclusively for homeless girls. there's 22 members. >> our mission is to give girls courage, confidence and character. >> reporter: the number 6,
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setting them apart from the troops in the city's five boroughs. putting these trail blazers in a class by themselves. >> if you see a girl with 6000 on, it makes you -- we've gone through the same thing. >> reporter: their duties in the scouts helping highlight their determination, even when things get tough. >> there's one thing you wanted me to know about your girl scout troop, what would it be? >> that we all share. >> reporter: all share? >> everybody is equal. >> reporter: everybody is equal. >> we all act like we're real sisters. >> reporter: real sisters. >> oh. >> real sisters, guys. the new york chapter covers the costs associated with troop 6000, the patches, the vests and the membership fees. they're accepting donations to expand their program across new york. >> there may be other cities too to get a great idea. >> if you're having a bad day and saw that piece, you're having a good day. that was beautiful. >> yeah. >> morgan, thank you so much.
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coming up next, we've been waiting for this one. grammy winner sheryl crow celebrating her new album. and she's giving up a live concert on our plaza. first, this is "today" on nbc. concert on our plaza. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ hey, bud. you need some help? no, i'm good. come on, moe. i have to go. (vo) we always trusted our subaru impreza would be there for him someday. ok. that's it. (vo) we just didn't think someday would come so fast. see ya later, moe. (vo) introducing the all-new subaru impreza. the longest-lasting vehicle in its class. more than a car, it's a subaru.
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> sheryl crow is a music superstar, winning nine grammys, selling more than 35 million albums in her career. her brand-new album "be myself" comes out on friday. and she's celebrating with a live concert right here on our plaza this morning. ladies and gentlemen, sheryl crow. ♪
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♪ my friend the communist holds meetings in his r.v. ♪ ♪ i cannot afford his gas i'm stuck here watching tv ♪ ♪ i don't have digital ♪ i don't have diddly squat ♪ it's not having what you want it's wanting what you've got ♪ ♪ i'm gonna soak up the sun ♪ gonna tell everyone to lighten up ♪ ♪ i'm gonna tell 'em that i've got no one to blame ♪ ♪ for every time i feel lame
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i'm looking up ♪ ♪ i'm gonna soak up the sun ♪ i'm gonna soak up the sun ♪ i've got a crummy job it don't pay near enough ♪ ♪ to buy the things it takes to win me some of your love ♪ ♪ every time i turn around i'm looking up ♪ ♪ you're looking down ♪ maybe something's wrong with you that makes you act the way you do ♪ ♪ i'm gonna soak up the sun ♪ gonna tell everyone to lighten up ♪ ♪ i'm gonna tell 'em that i've got no one to blame ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> good morning, new york city. [ cheers and applause ] >> we are just getting started. much more music from crow. first, this is "today" on nbc. nobody told me to expect it. intercourse that's painful due to menopausal changes. it's not likely to go away on its own. it took my most honest friend to help me do something about it. she told me premarin vaginal cream can help. it provides estrogens to help rebuild vaginal tissue and make intercourse more comfortable. premarin vaginal cream treats
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[ cheers and applause ] great, great, great sheryl crow. >> her new album out on friday, is called "be myself." welcome back to the plaza. already sounding so good. i love reading about the new record. as i understand it, you went back and listened to your old song and said, what is the essence of sheryl? >> that's the worst nightmare for me to listen to my own music. if they turn it on in a restaurant, i have to get out of here. we listen to it. and i wanted to remember what the spirit of the first -- like the early records were. and then, we sought doat down a this record. and so much to write about. >> you talked about how there's so much joy in this record. where is that joy coming from? >> my age. >> what? >> how old are you, by the way. >> i'm 55. i'm 55. >> yes. >> and i can kick. there's something liberating about being able to write for
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grown-ups. like everything in pop radio is geared toward young people the an it's good to write about things that everybody over 30 is talking about. so, it's been wonderful. >> what are you going to sing for us right now? >> i'm going to sing the new single -- i think i'm singing the new single called "halfway there." it addresses the fact that we're all different. we have to meet in the middle to discuss the things with a sense of decorum and dignity. inspired by last year. >> sheryl crow, take it away. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ you pull up in your hummer and you park next to my volt ♪ ♪ wearing armani three-piece i wear levi's full of holes ♪
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♪ i might walk along the left side ♪ ♪ and you walk along the right ♪ we're both trying to reach the same place ♪ ♪ we might not get there on time ♪ ♪ but you know what's best i know what's best ♪ ♪ let's just agree to disagree we all know the rest, yeah ♪ ♪ baby, if you dare if you really care ♪ ♪ baby, if you dare ♪ won't you meet me halfway there ♪ ♪ baby if you dare if you really care ♪ ♪ baby, if you dare ♪ won't you meet me halfway there ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ each and every sunday morning you sit in your church pew ♪ ♪ i'm sitting on the mountain taking in this glorious view ♪ ♪ i know your god is listening ♪ and i know yours must be, too ♪ ♪ if god is love and love is god ♪
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♪ when why do we argue ♪ i don't know why but i wanna try ♪ ♪ if we can't listen to each other ♪ ♪ before we criticize, yeah ♪ baby if you dare if you really care ♪ ♪ baby if you dare won't you meet me halfway there ♪ ♪ baby if you dare if you really care ♪ ♪ baby if you dare won't you meet me halfway the there ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ if you meet me down the river ♪ ♪ hash it out over a beer ♪ could we smoke from the same peace pipe ♪ ♪ till our anger disappears
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♪ you want respect respect ♪ ♪ you want love love ♪ ♪ i want that, too for me and for you and everyone ♪ ♪ you know what's best i want what's best ♪ ♪ let's just agree to disagree ♪ and give this thing a rest ♪ baby if you care if you really care ♪ ♪ baby if you dare ♪ won't you meet me halfway there ♪ ♪ baby if you dare if you really care ♪ ♪ baby if you dare won't you meet me halfway there ♪ ♪ baby, if you dare if you really care ♪ ♪ baby if you dare meet me halfway there ♪ ♪ if you really dare baby, if you care ♪ ♪ baby, if you dare won't you meet me halfway there ♪ ♪ meet me in the middle
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[ cheers and applause ] >> hear more from sheryl crow and all our "today" concert artists alt >> sheryl crow has more music ahead. the album is called "be myself." cheryl is going to co-host next hour.i )m ... ==topvo== in walnut creek--a proposal for a new school good morning, 8:56 right now on your wednesday. i'm sam brock. in walnut creek a proposal for a new school district is facing allegations of racism. the proposed northgate unified school district would carve five schools out of the mt. diablo you know fi unified school district. critics argue it was racist because it would mostly serve affluent white neighborhoods. supporters disagreed saying the opposite.
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the district would help students whose needs have been ignored. happening right now, president donald trump is scheduled to meet with the new england patriots this afternoon. traditionally the team that wins the super bowl is invited to the white house to meet and spend time with the commander in chief. several patriots players declined their invitations due to differing opinions with president trump. tom brady also is not going to be there today. that is due to family matters. and the federal election commission just released a report on how much the president raised for his inaugural festivities. billionaires, corporations and nfl owners helped president trump to reach a record-breaking number $107 million for the inauguration. that is going to do it for right now. we will be back in 25 minutes with more news. for now, let's send you back to the "today" show.
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this morning on "today's take," nine-time grammy winner, sheryl crow, celebrity co-host, rockin' our stage. from dinner to dessert, reinventing four of your favorite foods. and what side of the bed do you wake up on? we'll reveal what it says about you, right now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, now. it's april 19th, 2017. what a good-looking crowd. and of course, "soak up the sun." playing that -- i don't know. maybe because we have sheryl crow as our co-host. yay.
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>> good morning. >> this is so exciting. >> it's fun to be here. >> did you have a good time on the plaza? >> i love my fans so much. i haven't been on here in a while. >> welcome, welcome. >> it's like old home week. >> that's right. especially, you look at me, it's old. >> please. >> new album called "be myself." that's a great title. >> thank you. >> great advice. better to be myself than someone else. >> you know you. >> i know me. >> sometimes it's easier said than done. we say that. and half of your fans all over the world and girls everywhere, women, men. thank you for having coolness. you're so darn cool. >> thank you. >> when you walked in the building, everyone was a-twitter. you can feel -- it was happy. >> all going like this. >> happiness. they just showed a little girl on the plaza. her mom was holding her and you were singing, she was going like this -- >> this makes me happier than seeing people with their kids.
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>> especially now. >> my kids are here. over there. >> they're circulating. >> wyatt and levi. >> you're ready to go on tour. will they go with you? >> absolutely. my boys learned how to walk on the bus. that makes me think they're going to be wonderful surfers. and they love sleeping in bunks. anything with a video screen in it is always like the best thing ever. >> yes. yeah. >> do they understand mom? do they know you're a rock star? are they aware? >> they do. they do. >> it's your job. >> it's my job. this recordmaking process was awesome. they got to see me working. they're old enough now to understand that what i do is actually my job. and that makes a difference. they know all of the songs. i'd's kind of fun. >> i'm rockin' the minivan. >> you know what i'm saying? >> it's a living room on wheels.
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>> i like the doors that go -- >> oh, that is money. i love that minivan. you've had an amazing career. it's still going strong. and there's a lot of stuff out there that is some true, some not. we're going to play a game called sheryl says. we're going to read a fact that we found online. >> we worked long and hard on that name, by the way. >> what was the original -- our producer came up with? >> crow yes or crow no. it would be crow yes or crow no. >> which do you like better? >> i'm going with sheryl says. >> our producer is happy. she didn't like crow yes or crow no. >> true or false, you were a backup singer for michael jackson? >> that was true. you don't know that? >> i did not know that. there's the hair. to prove the point. >> my gosh. when was this? ♪ i can't stop loving you
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♪ oh, baby that was in 1989. >> i did not know that. >> me, either. >> '88, '89 and part of '90. >> what was that like? >> it was amazing. i was a schoolteacher in st. louis. i moved to l.a. and six months later, i landed that gig. i had to get a passport. it was crazy. >> you can't write that, right? >> no. someday. someday, publishing company. >> when are you writing a book? >> when everyone dies so i can tell the real story. i'll change the names to protect the innocent. >> good. this next one, you lost your two front teeth two different times. >> i have. i know. >> are you a hockey player? >> no. but i should be. >> as an adult? >> once when i was 7. i was running home to get my coat. and i didn't see a steel scaffolding.
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that hurt. and the second tomb i was playing in a bar in st. louis. and i got hit in the mouth with a handful of mugs. >> whoa, wait? >> but i have fantastic christmas card that year. i had the dentist take a picture of me in front of his mural of the alps. i wish i had the card. i've been looking for that. >> you sent that out? >> sent it everywhere. >> you've always within kind of cool. >> you know what the caption was? >> what was it? >> all i want for christmas -- >> that's perfect. >> you would never know that. they look good. >> yeah. >> whatevs. >> want to do the next one? >> one of the favorite places to dance is in the car with your kids. >> how do you know that? >> is that true? >> yeah. i'm like, let's dance on the way to school and make people laugh. and they're like -- you know? we're like dancing. all of the young, cool -- the chain smokers, you know.
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ariana grande. changing all of the words. >> sheryl crow can be an embarrassing parent, too? >> yeah. it's my job. >> it's true. this one is interesting. is this true -- your first biggbig gig was creating a jingle for mcdonald's. >> that's not true. however, i did sing -- i didn't create it. i sang it. >> what is it? ♪ it's a great taste for mcdonald's ♪ there's a lot of women that song that. mine was for stompers. i made more in that 45 minutes of work than two years of teaching. >> look at this. ♪ great taste >> is this it? >> yeah. >> this is it? >> great taste. ♪ good times great taste ♪ ♪ good time great taste, taste, taste ♪
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>> interesting enough. ♪ of mcdonald's >> barry manilow is here tomorrow. and he did a song for mcdonald's. >> what's your favorite song? "mand "mandie." >> okay. >> i don't know the words. >> i know. >> i like how you close your eyes when you do it. speaking of the internet -- >> hold on. did you know -- here's an interesting fact we found out about you. >> what? >> on the internet, it has your birthday wrong. it says -- take a look. april 16th, 1978. >> that's funny. >> in fact, today is your birthday. >> yay. >> happy birthday. oh. >> this is so amazing. can i tell you, you guys are so
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amazing. kevin campbell was so awesome, i feel like my birthday was last week. you guys have given me -- can i tell you, when i was a little girl, like middle school age. kevin campbell was my crush. my best friend called him. and mentioned it. out he comes for my birthday. you know, the seventh grade girl inside of me, dying. thank you so much. >> and of course, you have sheryl crow here singing happy birthday. somebody else wants to sing happy birthday to you. ♪ happy birthday to you >> come on. you want a girl to cry? ♪ happy birthday to you >> thank you. ♪ happy birthday to mommy happy birthday to you ♪ we love you, mommy. >> i love you, buddies.
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thank you. this is like the dream team. they pull off the most amazing surprises. that was really special. >> and none of us wished you happy birthday. >> god bless you guys. i am blessed. >> make your wish. >> okay. this is harder than i thought. you know what my wish is? >> you can't tell us. >> this is fine. >> okay. okay. you know how i talked about you have -- >> you have two left. >> oh. 39 of them on there. this is the last year in my 30s. women are like, i don't want to tell my age. i want to start my movement. i'm 39. it's a blessing to be here, right? >> you and jack benny. >> you don't know who jack benny is. no idea. >> part of being 39 is being honest. normally i would be like -- i don't know. this chi that you exude that life is going to be okay. and you meet people like my mom. if i could just learn that
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sooner. my goal is trying to know it now and know it's all good. it's a blessing. we're here, all good. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. that's sweet. want some cake? let them eat cake. that's not a good analogy. that doesn't work. >> that's right. >> move on. >> anti-chi. the cover for "people" magazine's world most beautiful issue, the honor goes to, julia roberts. >> julia roberts. >> fifth time. first time was -- what was it? >> they noticed i pushed the cake out of the way. i saw the monitor. it's not about me. >> 1991, 2000, 2005, 2010. she was 23 when she was first on the cover. 49 now. >> gorgeous. >> and some of the couples that made the magazine's most beautiful couples, emily blunt and john krasinski. amal and george clooney.
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chrissy teigen and john legend. ellen degeneres and portia de rossi. >> they're all beautiful. >> beautiful on the inside. "people" hits newsstands on friday. >> what a day. do you wake up on the right side of the bed or the right side of the bed? >> i'm on the right. >> i'm on the left. >> wait until you hear what that means about you. means about you. it could e red line, 20 minute delay. oh, no. (rhythmic clatter) can't get a signal? so annoying, right? yeah, and i'm late for a job interview. hey, man, can you just nix it, just for like two seconds? thank you. you need verizon. they have the largest, most reliable 4g lte network in america. it's made to work in places like this. with verizon unlimited, we could video chat the interview in hd right here. okay. hey, man, i'll cue you. (vo) when it really, really matters, you need the best network and the best unlimited. just $45 per line for four lines. i'm a people person. (drumming resumes) they'll always be our babies.. to keep us up at night, but tonight johnson's® can help with a bedtime® routine,
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♪ we are back with more "today's take." our guest co-host, sheryl crow. as we want to know, which side of the bed do you sleep on? and i -- first, i had to ask our producers. is it as you look at it? or as you're lying in it. when you're lying in it. >> all right. >> you said -- >> i'm on the right. i feel like all my life. >> i'm on the left. >> i'm on the left. one survey found that those that get up on the right side of the bed, are more likely to feel grumpy and tired in the morning than those who get up on the left side of the bed. >> how do they know this? >> they did a survey. there's a survey. >> i'm grumpy. >> you don't come in grumpy. >> i don't feel that way, no. >> some days. >> it's closer to the bathroom and closer to the door. you said that i had never heard of. as a man -- >> my dad told me, the man should sleep closest to the door. and our door is on the left-hand side. >> have you heard of that? >> no. >> me, neither. >> that does make sense.
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man is supposed to walk on the outside. >> to protect your spouse from attack. i don't know where these people are living at the time. their mood starts to lift at 9:07 but don't feel awake around 9:26. those who get out on the right side of the bed, it's 9:22 when they start feeling happy. >> i'm not happy yet. >> but don't feel awake until 9:32. it's 9:15 right now. >> we need to talk about how soon you get the coffee because that seems to me, like i'm not happy. i have a shirt that says, don't talk to me until i've had coffee. you know what i'm saying? you get out of bed and then you're happy. >> you don't have anything between? >> no. >> as soon as you get up. >> do you have one of the fancy things when you make up? >> i make a pot of coffee and i drink two cups and that's it. >> are your boys baseball fans? >> yeah. big sports fans. >> they might relate to this. we have a cute video of a dad making his son's day.
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colt kyler surprised by his dad, andy, with a pair of tickets to watch his favorite team, the cubs, play at wrigley field. take a look. >> oh. >> i'm so, so sweet. >> that is the sweetest -- oh. >> what is it? >> me and daddy are going to wrigley field. >> who are they playing? >> that's so sweet. >> he got this for working hard. his son never complains. i think in the beginning of this, doesn't he call him in to do some work? >> they live on a farm. where are they from? pearson, indiana. that's nice. >> what a nice break from the grumpy news.
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i wish we could see stuff like that all day. >> there you go. that's what we're going to do, from now on. >> nice video of the day. if the weather puts you in a good mood. i don't know. let's show you. here's what we got for today. wet weather moving into the pacific northwest. got some showers and thunderstorms, from the dakotas stretching all the way into parts of illinois and iowa. and in fact, we have an enhanced risk for our friends much of iowa under this. 11 million people at risk for golf ball-sized hail, tornadoes, and 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts, watching this push through the east as the da we start out with some sunshine around the bay area, but we'll slowly start to see the cloud cover increasing, speeshl form especially for the north bay. there will be a storm system approaching, bringing us scattered showers tonight with the heaviest rain around santa rosa and over toward napa as well. then it becomes spotty as it
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moves to the south bay for tomorrow morning. then some clearing for the day and slightly warmer temperatures for the weekend. we'll be warming up and more dry weather in the forecast with highs today reaching into the low 60s. a chocolate lover's dream dessert. one of sheryl's favorites with a twist. mr. jay is coming up. he's going to show us how to make it when we come back. >> looks delightful. >> this portion of "today" is brought to you by
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chocolate avocado mousse. today, we're going to show you how the make that. and more help with -- with the help of justin chapple, host of "food & wine's mad genius tips." >> good morning. you have sheryl, that resemble your favorites. or your down right favorite? >> you kcovered it. >> doing fun, healthier riffs on fan favorite recipes. rumor has it you like watermelon margaritas. >> we're starting off with tequila. >> you really are. i thought you were joking. >> you smell it. i know that smell. a half of cup of tequila. i have a cup of agave here. we're going to infuse watermelon. if you have a sweet watermelon, i would say skip the agave. if your watermelon is less
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sweet, you go to that. you're going to marinate this for a half an hour. because it has to marinate, we're not having tequila yet. >> darn. >> after they marinate, you take a popsicle stick. transfer it to a baking cheat. an you get watermelon margarita pops. >> i like to label them so my kids don't get them after school. i think i'm going to go to bed now. >> chocolate mousse, it's a favorite. and we're doing your version, sheryl, from your book. so -- >> it's good. but it's not. >> save some room for the healthy chocolate moose. >> that's what i'm talking about, right here. >> so, what makes this healthy is instead of cream, we're using avocado to chickthicken the mou. we have avocado, and cocoa
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powder and agave. sugar gives you a bigger spike. it's healthier. and cocoa is really high in antioxida antioxidants. and avocado is very healthy fat. you can't taste the avocado in it. >> it's beautiful. looks just like chocolate mousse, but it's healthier. >> one minute left. what can we squeeze in? >> we're going to squeeze in the lasagna. >> wonton lasagna. >> that is good. >> instead of large lasagna noodles, using wonton wrappers. you get this less carb version of lasagna. or you can make little cups by cutting them into quarters. you put maes sauce in, cheese, cinch. >> what a great idea. >> it's lovely. >> we have to leave it there. we'll save that one. >> save that for later. >> this is amazing.
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san jose state students were alerted to an attempted assault just off campus last night. =take map= campus police messaged students that a man tried grabbing a woman who was out on a jog. it happened at about 7:45 p-m she was running around south seventh and e san fernando streets. =take vo= the man lunged and chased the jogger, but she got away by hiding in a passing student )s vehicle in lot 4. campus police have not found the man...he was last seen at the intersection of south 10th and san fernando. =take vo= meanwhile, in pinole, we )re still keeping an eye on that he was last seen at the intersection of south tenth and san fernando. in the meanwhile, we're keeping an eye on a landslide very close to a retirement home. management blocked off the activity and dining rooms for the residents' safety.
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they say recent heavy rains are to blame for that situation. in walnut creek a proposal for a new school is facing allegations of racism. it would cut five schools out of the mt. diablo unified school district. at a meeting last night, people argued that plan is racist because the district is in mostly affluent white neighborhoods. they said it's the opposite because previous requests that be ignored. we'll have the weather and traffic for you right after the break.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we've got sunshine all around the bay area right now. clouds will start to move in as we go through the day and a chance for rain, especially for the north bay. that will be overnight and moving out by early tomorrow morning. we'll see a high in san francisco at 63 degrees tomorrow and we have a lot of sun in the forecast for the next few days.
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highs in the inland areas reaching to the upper 70s by friday and also looking very nice into next week. let's head over for an update on the roadways. >> we do have a trouble spot t. looks like a minor crash involving a couple vehicles and that is causing some backup. they just reported an unrelated additional accident, so westbound 580 drive time, 8 minutes, westbound 80 bridge about 18 minutes. we have some more local news coming up for you in a half hour. we'll see you then.
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♪ we are thrilled to have sheryl crow as our co-host today. of course, she's a music superstar, who is hard to imitate. we're going to give it a try anyway. >> yeah. sadly. it's time for one of our producer gavin's fun games, we're calling it, sing it like sheryl. >> i like it. >> sheinelle and i have been teamed up with two superfans from the plaza. lisa from new york, and diane from new york city. >> sheryl will sing a couple lines from one of her famous hits, the first team to buzz in and finish, gets the point. >> i'm ready. i wouldn't even be able to pull up my own lyrics. >> oh, wow. ♪ everybody gets high everybody gets low ♪ ♪ these are the days when anything goes ♪
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♪ every day is a winding road >> okay. >> all right. >> al, come on, man. >> i know. big fan, huh? okay. i am. ♪ i don't have digital i don't have diddley squat ♪ ♪ it's not having what you want ♪ >> who got it? ♪ it's wanting what you got i wanna soak up the sun ♪ ♪ i'm going to tell everyone >> i have to call that a tie. that's a tie. >> i think so. >> there was a little lucille ball element. >> a little monotone. ♪ all i want to do is have some
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fun ♪ ♪ i got a feeling i'm not the only one ♪ ♪ all i want to do is have some fun ♪ ♪ i got the feeling until the sun comes up over the santa monica boulevard ♪ >> oh, yeah. yeah. >> boo-yah. >> okay. ♪ nothing is true nothing is right ♪ ♪ let me be alone tonight you can't change the way i am ♪ ♪ i do not like green eggs and ham ♪ ♪ i do not like them sam i am >> i love that. why didn't i think of that? now, i have to give al publishing. ♪ are you strong enough to be my man ♪ >> i can't sing. >> i like my lyric. >> okay.
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♪ well, okay we get along ♪ ♪ so, what if right now everything's wrong ♪ ♪ i really like it even though i don't know the song ♪ >> we love you sheryl. ♪ if it makes you happy >> can we grab this again? it's not real. >> sorry. i screwed that one up for you guys. okay. oh, yeah. i can't think of the melody. >> okay. go to the next one. >> it's -- i can't remember --
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>> oh, yeah. ♪ i'll try to love again baby i'll try to love again ♪ ♪ but i know the first time is the deepest ♪ >> i can't believe i can't remember. >> who won that? >> we did. >> all right. >> you won, diane. woo. >> good job. she gets a prize. >> my gosh. >> what is that? >> what is it? >> it's a sheryl crow. i get it. it's a sheryl crow. >> that's cute. i have to give you crops anyway. coming up next, the newest lady of late night tv, our pal, eliza schlessinger is going to give us a peek of her brand-new show.
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she hit the comedy scene in 2008, when she won "last comic standing." now, iliza has a show in "truth and ilaza." >> if it means singing about her dog, she will do it. suns ♪ this is a song about my dog i bought you a hypoallergenic bed ♪ ♪ but you would rather sleep on my iphone charger ♪ ♪ squirrels upset you tiny dog in the world ♪ ♪ tiny, tiny, tiny >> we know that was your favorite clip we could have pulled. >> the only clip we have. >> i love that i had to sing in front of sheryl crow.
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i didn't know you were going to be here. that's how it is done. for a late-night show, you tonight have a monologue. we didn't need another person taking the same shots. also, monologues are hard. each show as a team. we have a theme at the top. how you get woke, is society devol devolving. >> it's current stuff. >> it's current stuff. -- it's not a political show. it's a social show. what's going on and how are we feeling as people about that? >> but themed on a question. >> a question at the top. >> is society devolving. what can you say? we live in this culture where, those roses o offend me. you can't do or say anything. we have sketches and interviews. none of it is done yet because it's live to tape. >> you're the executive producer on this.
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>> i am. >> why did you want to executive produce? >> i was given an opportunity to do my own show. at the end of the day, you're like, that was my mess and i own it and i'm proud of it. >> i want -- i want my own parking spot. that's the thing that comes with it. parking spots are not for people in new york. >> you're able to appeal to younger women and even older women, like my age. >> sheryl, i'm so glad you brought that up. it's so important. i felt that nobody was really speaking to women my age. i'm a millennial. but i'm an elder millennial. i remember land lines. >> do you really? >> i remember when nana would call and it was a big deal. i wanted to speak to women in an informed and in a funny way. >> ooh. >> everything is like, are you a girl? take this sex quiz or learn about what's going on and take a stance. >> i love that. i'm excited about your show.
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>> will you be a guest? >> i would love to. >> she couldn't say no. >> you're booking your show. >> i'm executive producer with a parking spot. >> always on the mind. good guest. can you come on? all the best. i think you tapped into something. >> as long as we can sing together. >> that looked good. you're a great singer. >> i'll give you a tutorial. >> you can watch "truth and iliza" may 2nd on free form. i'm going to do weather. >> we will listen. >> i got to do this. i'm happy to do it. good-bye. our producer -- one of our producers duck down. she's doing a puppet show there. is that -- is that kate cook over there? >> no. >> hi. this is where charlie's -- we got kate in a box right over there. anyway, let's show what we have going on as far as yowaet's
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concerned. severe storm, making the way across the plains into iowa. april warmth in the mid plains. and looking at rip currents from florida into the carolinas. is kate still in there? >> no. kate's busy. >> kate's still there. that's what's going on around the country. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have temperatures now in the low to mid-50s as you head out the door with lots of sunshine. we will, though, gradually start to see some clouds moving in with a weak storm system that is set to bring us some north bay showers later on tonight. the rest of the bay area seeing some spotty rain. meantime we'll see high temperatures in the upper 60s, up to 67 in east bay, 64 degrees in san francisco, and the north bay once again will see those showers moving through by about 11:00 tonight.
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>> that's your latest weather. up next, sheryl crow on stage for a performance. one of her newest songs. she's going to be on "truth and ilaza," she promised, after this. ♪ something big is happening at olive garden. new giant stuffed pastas starting at $12.99. big-as-your-plate giant three-meat manicotti. generous-and-then-some giant seafood manicotti. and all the garden fresh salad and breadsticks you want. pastas so big you could share them, but so delicious, you won't want to. giant stuffed pastas, starting at just $12.99. for a limited time at olive garden. wiback like it could used to? neutrogena hydro boost water gel. with hyaluronic acid it plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in. for supple, hydrated skin. hydro boost. from neutrogena
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the citi double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back: the citi double cash card. the citi concert series on "today" is proud by presented by citi. >> sheryl crow has been thrilling our crowd and helping us out all morning long. now, she's ready to perform for us once again. singing "long way back" from her brand-new album, "be myself," out on friday, sheryl crow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ got an up close glimpse of the outside world ♪
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♪ it's an awful big place that's for damn sure ♪ ♪ i seen more of this life than most have seen ♪ ♪ and it's taken a mighty big toll on me ♪ ♪ it'd sure feel good to be free ♪ ♪ some days i feel all right some days i can't wait until it's night ♪ ♪ sometimes you gotta face the light ♪ ♪ get back in the ring put on your gloves and fight ♪ ♪ i think it's gone to take some time ♪ ♪ to find a way to ease my mind ♪ ♪ i'm gonna take the long way back home ♪ ♪ back home ♪ did you ever see a man have a heart attack ♪ ♪ it'll open your eyes and stop you in your tracks ♪
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♪ so, i threw away my last cigarette ♪ ♪ get it right this time i'll clean up my act ♪ ♪ that's a cold, hard fact ♪ some days i feel all right some days i can't wait until it's night ♪ ♪ sometimes i got to face the fight ♪ ♪ get back in the ring put on the gloves and fight ♪ ♪ i think it's gonna take some time ♪ ♪ to find a way to ease my mind ♪ ♪ i'm gonna take the long way back home ♪ ♪ i'm gonna take the long way back home ♪ ♪ back home ♪
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♪ so many things i ain't done yet ♪ ♪ so many things i've done that i'd forget ♪ ♪ i just need a place to rest my head ♪ ♪ some days i feel all right ♪ some days i can't wait until it's night ♪ ♪ some daytimes i got to face the light ♪ ♪ get back in the ring put on my gloves and fight ♪ ♪ i think it's gonna take some time ♪ ♪ to find a way to ease my mind ♪ ♪ i'm gonna take the long way home ♪ ♪ i'm gonna take the long way back home ♪ ♪ i'm gonna take the long way back home ♪ ♪ back home [ cheers and applause ]
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>> hear more from sheryl crow and all our concert today artists at in a moment this, is "today" on nbc. hey allergy muddlers are you one sneeze away from being voted out of the carpool? try zyrtec® it's starts working hard at hour one and works twice as hard when you take it again the next day. stick with zyrtec® and muddle no more®.
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it's fun around here. >> sheryl crow. >> congratulations. >> you just be you, honey. >> that's all i can be. >> did you have a good time? >> i had a great time. are you talking to me? i had -- >> by the way -- >> i thought it was down a little ways. >> your new cd is so much fun to listen to. >> thank you. >> "halfway there" that's a great song. >> everybody looks so ugly when they talk to each other. >> everybody wants to know what your favorite song is. >> "my favorite mistake." it's the only one when i hear it
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on the radio, i don't turn it off. >> you turn the radio off when you come on? >> i don't want to hear myself sing. >> i turn up the volume. i get -- i stop the car. i get on top of it. like, "la la land," baby. >> that has to be the ultimate ego thing. to be driving and hear yourself on the radio. >> it does not suck. did i say that? >> you can say whatever you want. >> we can fix it in post. >> sheryl will sing for us.
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we begin the day with some sunshine around the bay area and a chilly start, but look where we're headed later today, up to 69 degrees in the peninsula and 68 degrees in the south bay. also 68 in the tri-valley. we'll see sun in the north bay
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but a lot more clouds that will bring in some rain tonight. the north bay especially will see some scattered showers moving in right about 10:00 or 11:00, then seeing it become a lot more spotty as it continues southward elsewhere across the bay area. now let's get an update on the morning news. >> we definitely follow a number of issues in the south bay but right now we're tracking some flowing on the 101 near shoreline boulevard. it appears to be a fender bender and they have cleared that off the roadways which is always great because that gives the traffic a chance to catch up. still seeing slowing on the 101 northbound, about a 37-minute delay. bumper to bumper traffic out there. happening now, president donald trump is meeting with the new england patriots at the white house. several players declined that invitation because of differing opinions with president trump. tom brady, though, did not go because of family matters. and the federal election
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commission released a report on how much the president raised, and it was a record-breaking $1.7 million, twice what barack obama raised during his inauguration. more local news coming up for you in just a half hour.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everody. hello. it's wines day wednesday. april 19th. we're so happy you're with us. sheryl crowe is here. >> sheryl crowe is like walking sunshine. >> she is. >> she makes you feel great. >> you're ready to party. i'm so happy for her being so happy. she's been through tough things. she's spending a moment with you, just realize how grateful she is for the life she has now. >> she was talking about how she wrote her new album out of joy


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