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a local news update. >> we will leave you a live look at pyeongchang as you can see as we continue to follow the olympic games. up next, the "today" show. ♪ good morning. blame game. the president unloads on twitter, pointing fingers after prosecutors indict 13 russians for meddling in the presidential election. firing at the fbi, the special prosecutor and democrats. but will the president call out putin? we're live at the white house. fighting back. young survivors of the florida high school shooting calling for action. >> we're going to lead the rest of the nation behind us. >> as thousands take to the streets in demonstrations in cities across the nation. >> 17 too many. 17 too many. sneak peek at spring. much of the country set for a blast of unusually warm weather this week. record-breaking temperatures possible from the south to new england. al has your forecast.
all that plus the u.s. women's hockey team crushes finland. >> across, score. >> and advances to the gold medal game. impressive start. three u.s. teams come up big in ice dancing and have a shot to medal tonight. we'll catch up with all of them. and flying high. >> look at this. >> big air makes its olympic debut with the american women kicking things off on a very high note. today, monday, february 19th, 2018. ♪ >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games, with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from pyeongchang, south korea. [ cheers and applause ]. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today."
it is monday morning, presidents day back home, 7:00 a.m. here in pyeongchang, south korea, it is 9:00 at night. we're kicking off our second week at the winter olympics. and our crowd is still flying high. >> our crowd is flying high. they're in for a great show. rachel platten is going to sing. i just saw adam rippon in the green room. we're going to have a bunch of athletes to come out to say hey. >> nathan chan will come out in a bit, too. >> we have all of the olympic highlights coming up in a bit. we'll start with the news. the top story, the fallout from the president's twitter tirade over the weekend, ripping everyone except for russia in the wake of stunning, new indictments tied to election meddling. we've got two reports now and we'll start at the white house with nbc's kristen welker. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. the president is pointing the finger of blame at just about everyone except vladimir putin and moscow, after special counsel robert mueller indicted
13 russian officials and 3 businesses last week. the kremlin this morning is calling the allegations unfair and baseless. and now a number of the president's critics are accusing mr. trump of failing to stand up to russia. this morning, new signs the president's frustrations with the russia probe are boiling over, after special counsel robert mueller charged 13 russians with engineering a massive social media and field operations campaign aimed at meddling in the 2016 election. over the weekend, the president played the blame game, lashing out in a tweet storm, to president obama. for doing nothing to thwart russia. and at the fbi, for missing signals sent out by the florida school shooting. accusing the agency of spending too much time trying to prove russian collusion with the trump campaign. there is no collusion, he wrote. and in one stunning tweet, the president writing, they are laughing their asses off in moscow. get smart, america. the president's critics slamming him for not calling out the
interference itself. >> i think this indictment is not only indictment of the russian figures involved, it's also an indictment of the inaction of this administration. >> reporter: even most republicans acknowledging the enormity of indictment. >> what this indictment has told us is what we've known all along, russia is not our friend. this is his job. this is what we wanted him to do. >> reporter: all weekend, the president was on defense, denying he ever absolved russia of meddling in the election. the russian hopes is that the trump campaign colluded with russia, it never did. but the president has frequently cast doubt on whether russia meddled. >> i believe that president putin really feels -- and he feels strongly, that he did not meddle in our election. >> that was a democrat hoax. it was an excuse for losing the election. >> reporter: the president undercutting his national security adviser, after h.r. mcmaster said on saturday -- >> as you can see with the fbi
indictment, the evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain. >> reporter: the president firing back. general mcmaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the russians. while it's true the indictment does not say that russia changed the outcome of the election, american intelligence officials have said they have no way of calculating the effect of the interference. now, the president was up and tweeting overnight, not about the russia probe, but about oprah. almost baiting her to challenge him in 2020. tweeting, just watched a very insecure oprah winfrey, who at one point i knew very well, interviewed a panel on "60 minutes." the panel was slanted and biased. the facts incorrect. hope oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like the others. there's been speculation about whether oprah winfrey would run for president after she gave
that impassioned speech at the golden globes. but oprah said she is not interested. as for the president, he returns from mar-a-lago later today. savannah? >> kristen, back to russia's attack on the u.s. is the trump administration planning to do anything about it? >> reporter: that's the key question. so far, the president has shown little appetite for retaliating against russia. mr. trump didn't mention anything about retribution or next steps in his tweet storm over the weekend as we saw. and for context, congress has passed sanctions against russia, savannah, for interfering in the election, but so far the trump administration hasn't actually imposed them. the only robust sanctions that have been implemented against russia was under president obama. now secretary of state rex tillerson did say over night that the administration is evaluating possible sanctions for individuals, still many democrats and some republicans say this administration just isn't being tough enough against russia. the critics say, the root of the problem is that the president takes personally the issue of russian meddling.
he sees it as a tool that democrats are trying to delegitimize his victory. and that, critics charge, may be clouding his judgment. savannah? >> kristen welker, thank you. the president's words are adding fuel to a growing call of action from survivors of the florida school shooting. we're also learning more about the confessed gunman's past, amid more questions about missed warning signs. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in parkland, florida, with the latest. hey, gabe. >> reporter: good morning. this memorial has been growing throughout the weekend and so have those calls for action. what's different in the aftermath of this shooting is that we're hearing a very loud voice from student survivors. they're upset with missed warning signs and frustrated with politicians for what they see as inaction. >> douglas strong. >> douglas strong. >> reporter: anger is boiling over in the wake of the nation's latest school massacre. >> we're not shy. >> reporter: teenagers born
after the 1999 columbine shooting -- >> the heart is in this movement -- >> reporter: calling on tougher gun laws and a march on washington. >> we're not going to let the 17 bullets we just took take us down. if anything, we're going to keep running and leave the rest of the nation behind us. >> they say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. we call b.s. they say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. we call, b.s. they say guns are tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars. we call b.s. >> reporter: survivors also frustrated with missed warning signs in confessed gunman's nikolsa cruz's troubled past. his neighbor said he smashed golf balls into his car. >> he was a nice kid when he was nice. until he would lose his temper. then, he would just be crazy for a little while. >> reporter: a 2016 state report obtained by nbc news, mental health counselors found that cruz was depressed and cut himself.
mr. cruz stated he plans to go out and buy a gun the report found. it is unknown what he is buying the gun for. his mother told counselors he suffered from adhd and his outism and that his behavior stemmed from a recent breakup. cruz had drawn religious epithets on his school backpack. since cruz resides with his mother and receives in-home mental health services, no other referrals or services were needed. do you think the state should have done more? >> we have different agencies. i think doing the best job that we can, but it's being done in individual silos. >> reporter: after cruz's mother died in november, he went to live with james and kimberly snead. kimberly told the south florida sun sentinel we had this monster living under our roof and we didn't know. we didn't see this side of him. now, parkland is grieving for the 17 victims. over the weekend, six funerals, and today two more. it will be a week of mourning and determination. >> we don't want thoughts and prayers. we don't want it. we want action.
we want gun control. we want our kids to be safe. this is unacceptable. >> reporter: the white house says president trump will hold a listening session with high school students later this week. hoda and savannah? >> gabe, thank you so much. let's bring in al for a first check of the weather. boy, it's going to east. >> yeah. but to the west, it's just the opposite. they'll be much colder than average. let's take a look, show you what's happening. jet stream dividing things. 20 to 30 below in the plains. look at the eastern third of the country. it's going to be 20 to 35 degrees above average, as the jet stream goes up to the north. we may see records of new york city, buffalo, detroit, on into cincinnati, nashville, and raleigh for tomorrow. and wednesday, along the i-95 corridor, temperatures in the upper 60s to mid-70s. but all good things must come to an end by the weekend. temperatures dip back to normal. all the way down to the southeast, those temperatures
warm up awfully nicely through tomorrow. >> weather whiplash. >> that's insane. >> thank you, al. there's much more to get to, including the action at the winter olympics. it was an impressive opening night for team usa on the ice. and a new event made its high-flying olympic debut. craig melvin has it covered for us. hi, craig. good morning. >> reporter: with a convincing win last night, the u.s. women's hockey team is assured at this point of at least a silver medal, but this morning all eyes are on ice dancing. it's a tight competition heading into the free dance with three pairs from team usa all in medal contention. >> so sharp. so polished. so maia and alex. >> reporter: ice dancers setting the rink on fire. during the latin-themed short program. rumba and salsa music, giving brother and sister duo maia and alex shibutani, affectionately known as the shib sibs a little extra sizzle for their twizzle. >> incredible opening twizzle.
it just keeps getting better and going on and on. you only have to do four revolutions. i think i counted eight or nine. >> reporter: the two-time u.s. champions posting this on social media after their performance, writing, simply, thank you. >> they knew they had it. they brought it to the ice. >> that was the olympic performance we were looking for. i'm so proud of that skate. >> i thought the performance was just so natural. we had a lot of fun out there. it was awesome. >> reporter: the powerhouse pair finishing in fourth place, just behind another u.s. team, behind zachary donohue and madison hubbell. who placed third after the first two rounds of competition. >> madison hubbell and zachary donohue made a big statement on olympic ice. >> it was an emotional day for me, trying to let in the gratitude of being here and also be strong. >> reporter: another american duo, evan bates and madison chock skating their way into
seventh place. >> these two project to the rafters. they always perform for the top of the arena. this short dance is no exception. >> reporter: from the rink to the mountaintop, where big air snowboarding is making its debut here at the pyeongchang games. >> can i just tell you, the level of riding right now in this qualifying event for women's big air, it is just pushing the level. >> reporter: after two qualifying runs, jamie anderson, julia marino, and jessika jenson, pushing into the top 12, pushing their limits, guaranteeing them a spot in the finals later this week. >> one of the greatest all-around snowboarders. >> reporter: anderson nailing a cab double-cork 900 to grab sixth place. in women's hockey, the u.s. crushing finland 5-0, in a semifinal match-up. >> out in front score. >> reporter: the u.s. women scoring early and often in each of the first two periods. advancing to the gold medal match on thursday for the fifth
time in six olympics and heading to another show down with their biggest rival, canada. and finally, after some criticism that the u.s. is far behind several other countries in the overall medal count, the u.s. olympic committee telling nbc in a statement, they're proud of team usa's accomplishments so far and are, quote, excited to see what happens in the second week as we continue to provide athletes everything they need to be successful. as for the medal count this morning, norway still leading on a record pace, by the way, for overall medals at the winter olympics. team usa stands in sixth place overall. there's plenty of live action on nbc tonight from pyeongchang, including the finals of ice dancing, the two-men bobsled and the women's halfpipe in freestyle skate. >> craig, thank you so much. heading into these games, one of the big storylines was the doping scandal that led to russia's ban.
but the ioc allowed some russian athletes to compete. and now one of them, a medal winner, in fact, has reportedly failed a doping test. nbc's stephanie gosk has the latest on all that. >> reporter: good morning. when you think of doping, you don't think about curling as a sport that comes to mind. this morning, it's at the center of a brewing scandal and so are the russians. >> married russian couple alexander and anastasia pulled off a miracle third place finish in mixed curling. after the competition, they said they were proud to have won russia's first medal in the sport. celebrating at the team house, the couple were greeted as heroes, signing autographs for fans. but all of that came crashing down. today the organization that investigating doping confirmed he is the focus of a new case.
he tested for a new drug that can boost stamina, according to "the new york times." the sample will be tested twice to be certain. the russian curling federation told the a.p. that he tested clean as early as january 22nd and that someone, perhaps a rival on his own team, may have spiked his food during training camp. the international olympic committee had suspended the russian team from these games after finding it guilty of systemic doping. those allowed to compete are referred to as the olympic athletes from russia. we caught up with matt hamilton from the u.s. team, who beat the russians in a match during mixed curling competition. how does doping potentially give you an edge in curling? >> um, so, if you're strong and have endurance, you can sweep longer and harder. you have more margin for error when shooting. better sweepers you have, the bigger window you have to miss. >> reporter: hamilton and his sister finished seventh overall. >> it's a little different than like cross-country or something
where you're going full bore. all the time. there's more finesse and you don't always need your brute strength. it stinks. i'm a little put out that someone would do it. at the sink it gave them that great of an advantage. >> reporter: the kremlin this morning says, let's wait for the final results of the testing before passing judgment. the russians were hoping after a clean olympics in south korea the ioc would let them march in the closing ceremony under their own flag. all of that could be in jeopardy. if the test is positive, they get the medal stripped. >> okay. all right, steph. >> keep us posted, okay? >> i will. >> thanks. let's go back to mr. roker. >> let's see what we have around the rest of the country today. we are looking for a lot of wet weather in the south. we're going to be watching that in a little bit. strong winds through the southwest. we have heavy snow moving through the central and northern rockies. and some fairly nice weather along the west coast. we're getting to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. as the sunrises it's still breezy. as we take a live look outside over san francisco, camera shaking around with gusts moving the cameras and our temperatures are in the mid 40s there but we do have some freezing temperatures in the north bay, santa rosa, napa now down below freezing and even colder temperatures tomorrow morning. as we go throughout the day it's only going to reach into the low 50s to wear lots of layers, although it will be sunny this
>> that is your latest weather. hoda? >> al roker, thanks so much. coming up, team usa's impressive ice dancers. three duos in medal contention, including the shib sibs. we caught up with all of them. also, we have nathan chen. >> yes. >> we watched him soar into the record books. five quads, six attempted. he's amazing. we're going to talk to nathan about his olympic experience. first, this is "today" on nbc. because everyone likes easy. sure do. because everyone is on the go. because we all like to save energy, but sometimes we slip up. reaching up. ssssh!
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that freeze warning kicks in at 10:00 p.m. tonight, continues through 9:00 a.m. for all these areas shaded in purple. parts of the inner bay an coast will have a frost advisory in effect. we will see lows in san francisco down to 35 degrees and still breezy tomorrow as we look at the inland areas dipping down to low 30s, but i do think some parts of the north bay and the interior parts of the south county may dip down into the mid 20s. more on that, but as we head over to mike we are going to get a look at the morning commute. kari, look at this, this is a live map with live speed sensors. i know we don't have any more snow advisories showing up on the road weather conditions but we also don't in any speed advisories. the north bay, the benicia bridge, reports of gusty winds over the last few hours have calmed down now. no i think maar problems getting toward the bay bridge. the live look shows you this is why. this is a live pictures, the few cars moving and the flags, too. that's it. >> you can count them. i guess a lot of you are
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we are back, 7:30 on a monday morning, february 19th, 2018. 9:30 p.m. here in pyeongchang where speed skating is in the spotlight. talking about the men's 500 meter race. it's taking place as we speak. >> i love it. all of these live events happening. we'll have more from the olympics in just a moment. first, let's get a check of the headlines from back home and around the world. >> blame game. president trump slams the fbi on twitter, blaming the ongoing russia investigation for distracting the agency in the lead-up to the florida school shooting. >> we have been outspoken about it.
we are not shy. >> as fallout from the massacre grows, with survivors demanding action from the politicians on strengthening our nation's gun laws. >> we are not going to let them take us down. if anything, we're going to keep running and lead the rest of the nation behind us. search for survivors. a passenger jet crashes into the mountains of southern iran. officials fear all people aboard were killed. cruise from hell. violence breaks out in a carnival cruise in the south pacific. the ship docking early for australian police to let out two dozen rowdy passengers. "black panther" roars. >> you get to decide what kind of king you are going to be. ♪ >> the critically acclaimed superhero movie smashes box office records, bringing in nearly $200 million its first weekend. and a king among men. >> a beautiful pass. >> lebron james' team wins the nba all-star game, as the
cleveland cavaliers star takes home mvp honors. ♪ that banner yet wave >> while fergie takes some heat for her rather untraditional rendition of "the star-spangled banner." monday, february 19th, 2018. >> back to the winter olympics. >> exactly. let's go there. it was a great start to the ice dancing competition for team usa, with three teams in the top seven heading into tonight's finals. and we were there. overnight, team usa was back on the ice, showing off style and grace. all three pairs of ice dancers turning in some show-stopping performances. led by u.s. national champions, madison hubbell and zachary donohue. they are currently in medal contention following the short program.
you looked like you were having fun. is that what's going on out there? >> that's what i told her. just have fun. >> reporter: evan bates and madison chock also dazzling the crowd. >> i cannot stress enough how proud i am for you skating like that. so few athletes can do what you just did. >> thanks, babe. >> reporter: now, all eyes are on alex and maia shibutani, the brother and sister known as the shib sibs with a breathtaking routine. how are you feeling on the ice? >> amazing. >> stoked. i heard that at the olympics. it's a snowboarder/skier thing. i'm trying it out. we'll see if people think it works. >> reporter: before their arrival in pyeongchang, i asked the skating siblings what makes their pairing so special? >> this is our fourth year skating together. first we started dating individually. then we saw ice dance live. we were impressed. we thought it would be fun to give it a try together. >> we've gotten along well together.
we have a pretty good relationship. it was natural. >> reporter: but the u.s. is facing stiff competition from tessa virtue and scott moir. they had a jaw-dropping performance. the ice dancing competition, not known for its controversial, has had a fair share of its moments. back home in the u.s., viewers noticed the song "despacito" was used by three different teams. >> here comes another "despacito." >> reporter: the song, lighting up social media. and france's dance team suffered an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction during their skate. >> a problem with the costume. seems to have come undone around the neck. >> reporter: the french pair in second place. tonight, the americans will have one last shot at olympic glory when they compete in their final event, the free dance. it's going to be a great time tonight. alex shibutani wanted to be a basketball player. and something happened. he connected with his sister. now, they're off and running. all three u.s. teams are doing
well. >> we talk about the shib sibs a lot, but the u.s. is in poll position here. >> we are. you can, again, watch the ice dancing final tonight on nbc. 7:34. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> thanks so much. there's an area of rain we're worried about that is going to cause big problems when it comes to flooding. we have a region that's developing that we're going to see storm after storm after storm into next week. unrelenting rain. the flood threat corridor off of the eastern seaboard pumps up moisture northward and blocks the storms from making their ware further to the east. you can see, as we go into the week, consecutive storms over the same region, anywhere from three to five, six inches of rain plus melting snow the 8 to 12 inches of rain, from michigan to texas, may cause flooding by sunday. that's what's going on around the country.
good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. everyone is going to be talking about how cold)añs it is outsidd now a freeze warning will be in effect, that kicks in tonight. all of these areas shaded in purple indicate where we will have the freeze warnings, that means that temperatures will be below freezing for several hours tonight. so take care of those plants and pets as well as the pipes. now, our highs today only reaching into the low 50s, it's going to be breezy, some times of sunshine and even though we are going to have these cool temperatures today, get ready for that freeze tonight. >> and that's your latest weather. ladies? >> all right, al. thanks so much. all eyes were on u.s. figure skater nathan chen at these games. while his short program was disappointing, he bounced back in a huge way in the free skate. >> he sure did. nathan landed an unprecedented five quad jumps on his way to a personal best score, fifth place finish. nathan, good morning. you're incredible. >> nathan! >> what have the last few days
been like for you? you've had a rollercoaster olympics? >> definitely. the last few days have been an emotional rollercoaster. i hit rock-bottom with both short programs. the long program was the highest of my high in my competitive career. it's been incredible. i'm happy i was able to lay that down here. >> we were there during your program. and al, savannah and i, i don't know if they were the loudest and most obnoxious people. in case you missed us, i want to give you a taste of what it sounded like. are you ready? >> yep. >> woo. woo. yes. >> yay. >> that was just before security took us out. >> i heard you guys. >> what was so awesome, nathan, first of all, i know you were thinking of doing five quads. you decided at the last second to do six. you didn't talk to your coach. you decided you were going to throw down. tell us about that process. >> after the short program, i fell so much, i had nothing to lose heading into the long program.
and i figured this would be the best opportunity to try something like this, something a little crazy. but again, i had nothing to lose. and i wanted to see what i could do, i wanted to test myself. i'm glad i chose to do that. >> had you done the six quads in practice? you knew you could? >> i attempted it in practice and it was never successful. this was the most successful it had ever been. >> it's crazy. it's like go big or go home. >> when you look at your olympic experience, how would you describe it? >> it was a rollercoaster. i'm so glad i pushed through. i never gave up after that short program. both short programs were really awful. to bounce back within 24 hours, i'm really proud of that. >> when you think about it, scott hamilton was here. he said, you know, nathan showed he actually was human. he watches you. he says you never, never, never mess up. when you look at it now, do you think it was nerves, like all that scrutiny and the spotlight? >> that did play a role.
i was focused on medals. it made me super timid and cautious. that's not the way to compete. i took all of that weight off of my shoulder and allowed myself to enjoy my experience at the olympics, enjoy my performance for the people. and you guys, i heard you guys, i heard the entire crowd. every single person that sent me a message on instagram or there cheering me on helped so, so much. >> are you going to join us in beijing? >> that's the goal. >> you had us on our feet and in tears. so proud. really proud. thank you so much. >> thank you. still ahead, what your favorite olympians listen to get pumped. and then nick goepper will talk about his way back to medals at slopestyle skiing. does anybody have a better time at the olympics than "snl's" leslie jones? we're going to find out. there she is. i'm going to say no. she's having the most fun.
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you know how excited we are. we're back in pyeongchang with one of the breakout stars of the winter olympics. >> after just missing the u.s. team four years ago, figure skater, adam rippon has taken full advantage of his time at the winter games. he finished with masterful performances that made him a fan favorite all around the world. >> adam, look at you sitting here with us. and us with you. >> it feels so good. >> doesn't it feel right? >> it feels right. >> i think we do belong together. >> we are trying to figure out who has had a better olympics than you? >> well, maybe somebody who actually won them.
i don't know. i don't know. i don't know. i feel like i won them. but, like, i didn't. you know what i mean? >> you won hearts. you're america's sweetheart now. >> i am. but i'm a winner but i didn't. you know? >> win. >> yeah. i didn't win. >> you know what? reese witherspoon tweeted at you. one other celebrity. oh, britney spears. and sally field wants to set you up with her son. >> i know. >> what's it feel like to have an avalanche of celebs? >> it's unreal but it's great. i feel so honored that i've had the opportunity to share my story with so many people. and that's always been so important to me. i think through this whole process, i've been so totally myself and really honest. >> you have. nbc actually fell in love with you and said, why don't you come and be a correspondent for the
rest of the games. and what you did, impressed me. you said, i would love to but i want to stay at the olympic village with my pals and have my olympic experience. >> i'm going to tell you, my friends and my teammates were there for me through all of my events. and i owe it to them to stand by their side and be there for them during their events. that's so important because, you know, i'm so, like america's sweetheart now. i came here an athlete. and i am representing my country. and to do that to the best of my ability, i have to be there for my teammates. >> that is awesome. >> just wait five days. >> and then you're in? >> you're ready? >> then you're totally in. can we see this medal? >> i feel like you both need to try this on. >> you said your neck was getting sore because it was heavy. >> hoda, just rub it just a little. thank you. >> let me try this on. >> how many people have tried it
on? >> i have been passing it out to literally everybody. i go back out here, here you want to hold it? it feels so good. >> it does. >> adam, how would you accessorize that? >> probably with that necklace you're wearing. >> yes, exactly. >> something that really, you know, clacks and clings it. >> you have so many people that are loving you and tweeting you but you also have people that are haters. you have great clap backs. give us one good one. >> usually, one time, somebody said, are you, you know, you talk a lot about your eyebrows. first of all, throughout the whole process, i have never talked about being gay or my eyebrows so much in my entire life. but somebody was like, i read a quote about your eyebrows. are you saying i don't have nice eyebrows. and i wrote back and said, it doesn't sound like you're secure in your own eyebrows.
>> i like how you said haters are fans in denial. >> they are. you know what? they'll be loving it soon. >> we love you. you're going to stick around, though, right? >> will you hang with us for "trending." >> totally. >> and leslie jones is going to be there, too. >> leslie jones is waiting for you. >> the chemistry might crack the lens there. we have the story of a team usa member and what he's doing to honor his brother at these games. but first, these messages. er at games. games. but ( ♪ ) ( ♪ ) ( ♪ ) ( ♪ )
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we've seen a lot of clouds rolling across the south bay while all clear elsewhere. it is a chilly start with still some breezy winds and we are now at 44 degrees, only heading up to 54 for an afternoon high. we're only going to see low 50s today and it's going to be really cold tonight. that's the reason why we will have a freeze warning in effect for all of these areas that are shaded in purple, that's the inland parts of the bay area, the inner bay and the coast will have a frost advisory that begins at 10:00 p.m. now, we are openly going to see those highs in the 50s throughout the week, so no maimer warmup here. we will have another chance of rain in san francisco on thursday, inland areas will be windy with a chance of scattered showers and it will be freezing for tomorrow morning and wednesday morning as well. we will be tracking all of that and a gradual warmup into the low 60s for the weekend.
we have a great commute. look at the green sensors all around the bay, south bay up in towards san francisco, the north bay one issue here state route 121 southbound side we will have a crash there blocking many of your southbound lanes, there is only a couple there, but traffic controls not a major issue. modified schedule for the transit agencies. quick looks outsideshow you no backup over at the bay bridge, no problems, and another look outside shows you there's the tri-valley. back to you. happening now firefighters believe they know what caused a second fire at the same east bay apartment complex in less than 24 hours. no one was injured in this morning's fire but you can link to the full story and video from our homepage. when the winter olympics pick updu today northern california skiers will have a shot at gold, that includes defending free ski style halfpipe gold medalist maddie bowman. find the full story on our homepage. with the winter games halfway home we're posting some of the week one. another update soon.
. it's 8:00 on "today "comes up war of words. president trump goes on a tirade with the zploots, special pruitt and fbi, but not russia, after 13 russians indicted for attacking the election. live in washington. plus, from the heart, we catch up with olympic skier john, who lost his brother just before the game. >> i think it's important to find what matters in a time out. and the the best of us. on this presidents' day, al spends time with members of service and their families.
>> you are the backbone of our services. and you really are. >> today, monday, february 19, 2018. >> my name's kelly clark and i'm going for gold in the know bark. >> i'm mark from south korea. go team usa. >> my name's is anna lisa detroit for i'm for keying in halftime. and good morning everybody. welcome back to "today". it's 8:00 on the monday morning. it's presidents' day weekend back at home. at nighttime, lights are on, 10:00 at night. >> winter oel piques. >> we got a nice big cloud out there.
rachel pratt ton's going to perform later. let's get to the news at 8:00. survivals of the shooting. they're voicing their outrage. the president facing criticism for his comments on both the shooting and russia probe inindictments. halle jackson's got it covered this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you. let's start with that russian indictment. the president is now spreading the blame for those russian interferences in the 2016 election. while moscow is deflecting it. you got the new statement from the kremlin calling it baseless. it's not just russia making headlines, so are those student in south florida. the president facing the white hot anger on the shooter. questions on capitol hill about what congress could do next. >> president trump waking up in
south florida, less than an hour from parkland where survivors of the shooting of the the high school are begging him to do something. >> how many many student are going to have to die and have their good spilled in american classrooms to make the world a better place just because politics refused to take action. that's my question. >> some republicans say, when they get back there could be movement on tougher background which cans and beening bufferin stocks. >> i have no issue with more extensive background checks. >> democrats worry it's just lip service. >> i am not optimistic that until there is real action by the american public to demand change in congress that we're going to see real action to confront gun violence out of this president. >> the president himself tieing the inveks to the bombshell indictment friday.
president trump in a tweet storm from florida writing, the fbi missed all of the many signals sent out by the florida's school shooter, this is not acceptable. they are spending too much time trying to include russian collusion with the trump campaign. friday's address did not address the collusion, on that the russians tried to include campaign chaos, trying to help donald trump and hurt hillary clinton. the president say, they are laughing their asses off in moscow he said nothing about punishing them. >> i think the indictment is not only an indictment of the russian figure involved. it's also an indictment on the russian administration and the president and the failure to take steps necessary to protect the country. >> today you have critics like adam shift who argues the president is being defensive when he should be getting on
offense doing something about, for example new sanctions on russia. we have not heard comments for punishment on russia and fist not clear what the president will do moving forward. savannah. >> thank you halle. back to olympics where the u.s. women hockey's team is one point away from a gold medal. nbc willy geist wrap us it up from pyeongchang in the mountains. good morning. >> hoda, good morning, good to see you. as great as the hockey team has been over the years, it hasn't won a medal since 2008. once again, they are one win away. >> the united states will go from the gold medal. >> the u.s. women's hockey team locking up a chance of redemption. the more than put on a shot-making clinic in the semis,
lighting up the scoreboard in a 5-0 glory against finland. the win putting the americans into their third straight gold medal game, as they look to take on the top prize for the first time since 1998. >> we came here wants to put ourselves in the gold medal game. we're ready go. >> standing in their way a familiar foe, team canada. looking for their 5th straight olympic gold. meanwhile, ice dancing kicking off in thrilling fashion. madison and zachary, the highest scores more than are if 3rd after the dancing portion. star siblings, alex and maya, just one spot behind them. after turning in a strong routine of their own. >> that was the olympic performance we were looking for. i'm so proud of that skate. >> but there is work to be done. after overcoming a wardrobe palg
function the top french pair sit in at the half way point. everybody looking at the canadians skating with confidence after earning gold if the team competition. on the mountain, ladies' snow boarding making a debut. jayme anderson who captured in korea. >> i think everyone including myself is spired up to put on a good show here and really show case women's know boarding to the world. >> anderson finished six in qualifying after digging deep on a pivotal second run. out in front, gold medal favorite, anna gasser, the austrian landing. and finally after some criticism that the u.s. is far behind several countries, the united
states olympic committee tell saying in a statement, it is proud and excited to see what happens in the second week as we continue to provide athletes everything they meed to be successful. >> one other people expected to add to that, mikayla schifrin will not ski in the downhill final, because her combine moved up to thursday because of weather concerns, too much skiing back to back. she will not attend wednesday but will thursday. norway running away on a record base for winter olympics. team usa down in 6th place. on nbc tonight we got the finals of ice dancing with three, american couples contention there. so, hoda, a van fa, another business day here in pyeongchang. >> all right willy.
thank you. >> let's talk to one of the team usa medal winners. nick in the ski slope finals. congratulation. this was so expenseful. when you went into that last round, people weren't even considering that you had a chance of medaling, you went in there got a run and got yoursel. >> it was an amazing down. i put it down on my last couple of runs at least, but to really put all the pressure on myself and liu it down to the third one was something i wasn't planning on by it worked out. >> what was going through your head? you knew it was now or never that was it. >> my olympics came down to that final run. i put immense pressure on myself. focussed on visualizing and the practice i had put in and it worked out. >> one of the thing you talked
about a lot is after that, feeling a little loss and battling some depression and substance abuse. what have you learned through that? and you're talking about i publicly because i know you want to help others. >> absolutely. i dealt with personal issues after the sochi olympics. there's also the low lows and high highs. unfortunately i didn't have the coping mechanisms in place to deal with that. but i was able to come back and be strong and happy. at millisecond olympics, a dream come true. >> a lot of help that came from your adorable family. they were on the other side of barricade. i said wait osecond, this is your family they all came in. what does it mean to have them here witnessing this spectacular moment? >> it is incredible. i got my entire family, my
girlfriend here. i'm so thankful and grateful. it's one way i can pay them back for all those hard years of raising me. >> i think you paid them back pretty well. nick, thank you so much for being here. cop congratulations. >> thank you. >> you are awesome. coming up we got a churching story, the american skier john lewis will be with us. we'll talk to him. also ahead, music that will get you moving. what oh olympians listen to before. >> and we're going to have rach rachel plat ten. (laughs desperately) it never stops. which is why the online financing application at carmax.com is so convenient. get some of that finance stuff out of the way from wherever you are, at the doctor's office, karate practice or my favorite...
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>> good there. >> reporter: just having the strength to be here was a big victory. ♪ jon was 8 when he started jumping. at 14, a coach asked him to move to lake placid. >> do we want him at 30 years old think i could have been something? so we figured we'd let him try it. >> reporter: miky and chris followed their big brother into aerials and mom and dad and jamie moved to a smaller house to pay for training. >> last fall, three skiers, two going to the olympics. >> we were sitting pretty. >> i'm michael lillis. >> reporter: then, one morning last october, jamie realized middle brother mikey did not wake up yet. >> i yelled up to him, and he did not answer, which is unusual. he was a light sleeper. i went up the stairs, and i knew
as i hit the landing, something was really wrong, and i need immediately when i went into his room. and then i called 911 and i cal. and i just said, i need you. >> reporter: mikey died in his sleep. they say they still don't know why. >> went from on top of the world to about as bad as you can get. >> reporter: in his grief, jon kept jumping. >> when he didn't feel like doing another jump, he would hear his brother say, get up there. >> reporter: jon made the olympic team and a hash tag was born, #jumpingformikey. the rochester community, rallying to support the family. during the olympics, jon wore his brother mikey's jumping suit. >> it's the closest thing i could have to keep him with me. >> reporter: little brother, chris, is hoping to join jon at the next olympics in beijing.
the lillis family is already planning that trip. >> i think when you're having tough times in your life, it's important to find that ladder that helps you climb out. >> reporter: it's obviously so bittersweet for them. they were hoping all three would be together at the olympics in beijing. but dad, bernie, says mikey will be there, too, guiding from above. guys? >> absolutely. kate, thank you so much. we're so happy to have jon with us now. good to see you. i can't imagine how you did that. here at the olympics, it requires everything athlet athletically. i know your heart is heavy. how has it been? how are you handling this? >> it's bittersweet. everything i do here is in honor of my brother, for the last four months. it's been a tough road. qualifying for the olympics is not easy. it's something that takes a lot of work, not only for the ten years beforehand, but just going
into it and the competitions going into it. it's such a strong group of athletes competing for these spots. so, i had to kind of put a little bit of the emotion aside and just do it for him and use that kind of as a guide and a little extra steam to go out and push as hard as i could. >> what do you think he would have thought? i'm watching you up in the air, wearing his suit. what do you think your brother would have thought in that moment? >> i think he would have thought it was the coolest thing ever. he was a superfan as well as an athlete. i think all athletes are. if you compete at a high level, you have to love the sport that you're involved in, whatever it may be. but just seeing my brother, chris' face and knowing how much fun he was having, i think that mikey would have thought the world of it and being here and seeing everything going on, i think he would have thought it was a cool scene. >> reporte
>> your folks are here. you have a special tribute you're wearing to mikey. you want to tell us about it? >> i had this idea when they nominated the olympic team. i was like, chris still has a chance. i would say he'll probably be in beijing. he tore his acl. but he's such a strong competitor and a strong athlete, i can't see it happening again. mikey will never have that chance to represent the country and walk in the opening ceremonies. so, i asked my parents, i said, how can i bring him with me? would you be okay if i carried his ashes in the opening ceremony. as we got into the details of it, they're like, that might not be the best thing. you're standing around for a while. you're corralled with your country. i wouldn't want it to be knocked over or broken. there was a local artist in rochester, where i'm from. and he wrote my mom a message, and offered to make a glass pendant with his ashes in it.
that's what i wore in the opening ceremony. >> you have honored him in so many ways. we hope to see you and your brother in beijing in four years. are you up for it? >> i'm up for it. there's nothing more that i love than coming out and doing this and representing our country. i think it's worth it to hold on for as long as you can. i think four years isn't so long. >> yeah. >> you did us all proud. thank you so much. >> thank you so much, jon. we'll head over to al and get a check of the weather. >> all right. let's take a look and see what we've got for our week ahead. you can see we have heavy rain in the ohio and mississippi river valley. windy conditions through the southwest. in the midweek period, the same area will continue to see the heavy rain, a big flood threat, lower in the mississippi river valleys. look for bitter cold in the plains and sunshine along the west coast. at the end of the week, weather turning colder in the northeast.
the flooding potential continues through the gulf coast. we're looking at sunshine out west. yeah. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's a chilly start this morning. and also breezy. right now in san francisco, it's only 44 degrees. and it will get colder as we head into tonight. our high temperatures today only reaching the low 50s. this is much cooler than normal for this time of year. and as we go through the week, really not much of a warm-up. in fact, we'll see more gusty winds, chilly morning and also a chance of rain in the forecast on thursday. inland areas dropping below freezing tonight. >> and that is your latest weather. >> al, great job. it's time to "trend," everybody. u.s. figure skater, bronze medal winner and america's sweetheart,
adam rippon is here. >> i'm ready to see what's "trending." >> it's my favorite word. if you tuned into ice dancing, you heard it over and over and over again. take a listen. >> incredible opening twizzle. the twizzle series. look at these twizzles. in that final twizzle. second twizzle. and it's the twizzle elements. little trouble on the twizzle sequence. fabulous execution on the twizzle sequence. >> i mean, it's twizzle this. twizzle that. adam, will you explain to america what the twizzle is. >> besides being one of the words that hits your ear and it feels good. >> right. >> it's -- it does. al, you know. >> it does. >> you know. i know that you've been saying it to yourself. >> what is the twizzle? >> it's when you are skating forward and you rotate on one foot and you turn, don't spin, down the ice. >> exactly. >> can you twizzle? >> i can.
when? tell me when and where. >> do you have to be on ice to twizzle? >> al. >> yes, you have to. >> adam is ready to twizzle. a couple more. they toll me -- >> all right. it is time, we've been waiting. the "snl" star we adore. she lives and breathes the olympics. we have a countdown of her top three leslie jones moments. number three, her hilarious commentary on social media. take a look. >> let's go. usa. come on. nobody does spins like you, adam. good job, baby. i'm tired of despacito. do you know that there's more music out there. russia has a serious cheering section. all of the people cheering for us looks stressed up. are you steering it or are you along for the ride? there's no way you can skate
together and not be friends. >> coming in number two, beyonce dance party with tara lipinski and johnny weir. take a look at that. ♪ >> the best. >> at number one, our favorite leslie jones moment, the time she joined "trending." >> hello, leslie. >> what's up? >> leslie, you changed the games, honey. you show up and change the games. >> that's a shame. i got to change the games. this is the olympics. >> what's your favorite part so par? >> everything. i cannot pick a best part. i'm sorry. i cannot pick a best part. everything is incredible. >> adam's like, i'm not the best part? >> adam is the best part. >> now that you think about it. >> now that i put a little thought to it. >> what would you not do? >> curling. i just came from curling. i'm sorry.
i couldn't watch it for ten minutes. that's been going on for 500i ) firefighters a good morning. it's 8:26. i'm marcus washington. firefighters are investigating the second fire, the same east bay condominium complex in less than 24 hours. this happened on east gate lane near highway 4 in martinez. this morning's fire started at about 1:30. firefighters say it was a result of that same fire reigniting from yesterday. because that building was already evacuated there were no concerns about injuries. as for the original fire, investigators believe that was caused by someone leaving a pot unattended on the kitchen stove. one firefighter was injured in yesterday morning's fire. right now, a check with what's going on trafficwise. mike inouye standing by. not too much. >> yes, so light around the bay, that's good stuff. easy flow of traffic. green all over.
a few things like a cone here and maybe some debris. partially blocking your slow lane right there on 280. the south bay, we had a crash 101 at t arrimbel and it cleare. no slowing all morning, look at that, easy drive. remember, mass transit has adjusted schedule so keep that in mind for whatever your agency. emeryville, the bay bridge, moving well. not a problem for the traffic. palo alto also shows the camera trembling a bit. folks taking the day off. >> smooth sailing this morning. we'll be back in half an hour with more news. i was in my third tour in iraq
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♪ here we go. ready, set, go. whoa. got five minutes of funny shows every night this week. ♪ we are back from the winter olympics. 10:30 here in pyeongchang, 8:30 back at home. we have a host of u.s. ski and snowboard athletes with us here in olympic park. we have adam with us. they are about to get a live concert from rachel platten. and we have leslie jones, the cheerleader of the olympic games. >> you're staying with us all
day and all night. first, it's presidents day and al and craig got to take part in something really special. >> yeah. we were down in seoul. olympians past and present and other well known stars came together to celebrate u.s. troops and their families and mr. roker and myself were lucky enough to tag along. they represent the red, white and blue, but this team usa does it under a different uniform. just a few hours west of pyeongchang, they call this military base home. >> san antonio. >> hi. >> reporter: this presidents day the spotlight of the winter games also shines on them, as a way of saying thanks. the u.s. olympic committee organizing team usa winterfest. the festival giving those serving overseas a taste of home, which included a visit from al and me. i want to introduce a friend and a mentor, a man who has been overseas with the troops.
ladies and gentlemen, america's weatherman, mr. al roker. [ applause ] >> hey. how are you all doing? ♪ i'm going to stand by you >> reporter: the event featuring performances by pop singer rachel platten. >> i got the plane, this is like cleveland. this ain't that cold. >> reporter: and cedric the entertainer. what's it like being on base with the troops? >> it's been really exciting. we came here, you know, the energy, maybe because the olympics is going, as well. it's this vibrant, double kind of american kind of thing. >> if you were to pick your sport, what winter olympic sport? >> you know what, i was just talking about this. what i would be good at, and a lot of people didn't recognize, we didn't realize this was a choice, curling. >> you think so? >> we had to do this. your momma say, clean up. we didn't know that was actually an option. >> hi. >> reporter: along with
entertainment came appearances from past and present olympians and a surprise visit from nfl star larry fitzgerald. >> i understand the sacrifices they make. when ever i get a chance to do it, always try to come and show my support. >> reporter: al and i caught up with general vincent brooks, the top military official in korean. what do folks in the united states not realize about south korea? >> how advanced it is. i was here 20 years ago. and it's like a different country. this is a very strong ally. we're honored to be associated with them so closely. >> can i take a picture with you? >> reporter: a golden opportunity to celebrate those who sacrifice so much for our country. >> it was a great morning and early afternoon. to see those families, they are the backbone of the supporting our troops here and overseas. >> some of the folks who were
there, this is their second, third, fourth time. big thanks to all of our troops who are serving here in south korea. tens of thousands of troops at that garrison. there's a slew of troops in this part of the world. mr. roker, you have a look at the weather? >> leslie jones is going to do the weather. >> it's cold. >> it could be worse. >> it's cold. >> but it would be worse. with a swift participation of cold. >> i don't know where you were going, but i got nervous. that could have been the career. i still have kids to put through college. let's show you what we have going on. we're looking at our olympic forecast here on the coastal cluster we look for temperatures to get up into the 50 by monday, but of course we'll be gone by then. and then as we take a look as you get up into the alpine area we are expecting temperatures bottoming out into the 20s tomorrow, make that wednesday, but then into the mid 30s for the rest of that's what's going on around the country.
here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we've got some cold temperatures here too at least in our standards and our highs will reach into the low 50s today. it's going to be brisk. the winds picking up until about 15 to 25 miles per hour. as the winds calm down tonight, freezing temperatures will settle in. for inland area, everywhere we're seeing shaded in purple, that indicates where we will have a freeze warning in effect. blue indicates a frost advisory. inland valleys below freezing for several hours so make sure you protect your plant, pipes and pets.sponsored by hershey's. taste the gold. >> we want to give our medal count so far. norway with a commanding lead over the rest of the field. followed by germany. team usa, a little lower on the list. still, we're very proud. guys? >> al, thank you. there's a ton of action still to come this week.
we made a few predictions. you can see them in this week's edition of "usa today." >> yes, indeed. obviously we're not experts, so we decided why don't we bring one in to talk these predictions through. sports columnist for usa today. >> hi, martin. let's do your prediction first. you're talking about henry kruger. >> he was very exciting in short track. we all love the big names, but i love these cheeky little bonus medals that come along at we weren't necessarily expecting. and kruger was another one. if someone is doing well and build up a lot of confidence, they can let that ride. and think george henry well worth looking out for. >> savannah made a prediction. she boldly predicted lindsey vonn was going to do very well in the downhill. you've seen her go through a
couple of runs. >> absolutely. we've seen linda von go through a lot these past couple of weeks. it's bold the way she approaches her racing and her life is something we can all admire. i think she's going to win the gold medal. i don't think it'll be a huge surprise if he does, but it'll be completely deserved if she does. and the way she's handled the criticism, i think she'll go away a winner whether she wins the gold or not. >> she thinks we may see her on the podium. >> when you said the name mariah nagasu, she started smiling and i started smiling. she has courage. she's going to spin the triple axle, which an incredibly difficult jump. i like her for a bronze medal in
women's figure skating. >> from your lips. why don't we head over to ms. dylan drier. hey, good morning, guys. we are working with our sponsor folgers to celebrate the people who put in the work behind the scenes. they're sharing their experiences. alpine skier ted ligied says his coach is always by his side. and for jessie diggens her coach is there for her at every training session and race. you can join in and celebration the influential people in your lives by using the hashtag coaches. our parent company comcast is an investor in peloton and is a
you two have bonded in a way -- >> it's very real. >> you were joust in seoul performing for the troops. what was that like? than i could. it was incredible. it was also a lot of little kids. i planned a certain set. and it was all little kids. i adjusted the set quickly. >> what are you going to play for us today? >> i'm going to do, just the standard hits. "fight song" and "stand by you." that's what the people want. >> take it away, rachel. ♪ like a small beoat on the ocean ♪ ♪ sending big waves into motion ♪ ♪ like how a single word
can make a heart open ♪ ♪ i might only have one match but i can make an explosion ♪ ♪ and all those things i didn't say ♪ ♪ wrecking balls inside my brain ♪ ♪ i will scream them loud tonight ♪ ♪ can you hear my voice this time ♪ ♪ this is my fight song take back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song my power's turned on ♪ ♪ starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ i'll play my fight song and i don't really care ♪ ♪ if nobody else believes 'cause i've still got ♪ ♪ a lot of fight left in me ♪ i'm losing friends and i'm chasing sleep ♪ ♪ everybody's worried about me in too deep ♪ ♪ say i'm in too deep
and it's been two years ♪ ♪ i miss my home but there's a fire ♪ ♪ burning in my bones still believe ♪ ♪ yeah, i still believe ♪ and all those things i didn't say ♪ ♪ wrecking balls inside my brain ♪ ♪ i will scream them loud tonight ♪ ♪ can you hear my voice this time ♪ ♪ this is my fight song take back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song my power's turned on ♪ ♪ starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ and i'll play my fight song and i don't really care ♪ ♪ if nobody else believes 'cause i've got ♪ ♪ a lot of fight left in me a lot of fight left in me ♪
♪ like a small boat on the ocean ♪ ♪ sending big waves into motion ♪ ♪ like how a single word can make a heart open ♪ ♪ i might only have one match but i can make an explosion ♪ ♪ this is my fight song take back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song my power's turned on ♪ ♪ starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ and i'll play my fight song and i don't really care ♪ ♪ if nobody else believes 'cause i've still got ♪ ♪ a lot of fight left in me
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[ applause ] we are back in pyeongchang with more music from our very special guest miss rachel platten. >> her album is "waves" what she's making here in south korea. are you going to sing one of your favorites for us? >> i am. >> we know it well. >> you do, especially. she's got the name of the song wrong. >> she got most of the words right. >> sand "stand by you." whatever. >> rachel, take it away.
♪ even if we can't find heaven, heaven, heaven ♪ ♪ hands, put your empty hands in mine ♪ ♪ and scars, show me all the scars you hide ♪ ♪ and, hey, if your wings are broken ♪ ♪ please take mine so yours can open, too ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ oh, tears make kaleidoscopes in your eyes ♪ ♪ and hurt, i know you're hurting but so am i ♪ ♪ and love, if your wings are broken ♪ ♪ borrow mine till yours can open, too ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we're breaking down we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll walk through hell with
you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ yeah, you're all i never knew i needed ♪ ♪ and the heart, sometimes it's unclear why it's beating ♪ ♪ and, love, if your wings are broken ♪ ♪ we can brave through those emotions, too ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ oh, truth, i guess truth is what you believe in ♪ ♪ and faith, i think faith is having a reason ♪ ♪ and i know now, love, if your wings are broken ♪ ♪ borrow mine till yours can open, too ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gonna stand by
you ♪ ♪ even if we're breaking down we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ and i'll be your eyes till yours can shine ♪ ♪ i'll be your arms, i'll be your steady satellite ♪ ♪ when you can't rise, well, i'll crawl with you on hands and knees ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ >> hands up. ♪ even if we're breaking down we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven
i'll bach through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ i'm gonna stand by you even if we can't find heaven ♪ ♪ i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ i'm gonna stand by you >> rachel platten. let's give her a gold medal. awesome. her record is called "waves." we're back in a moment. we're back in a moment. this is
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thank you to all of the athletes who stopped by. rachel platten, adam rippon. this is the best seat. >> this is special. >> you can't stop this. >> you cannot stop it. we'll see you back here tomorrow. megyn kelly up next. first, more moments of the winter olympics captured by our friends at getty images. have a great day. ♪ ♪
♪if you )re waking up later on this good morning. it's 8:56. i'm marcus washington. if you're waking up later on this president's day, you still want to think about bundling up out there. the cold in many parts of the bay area. it's set to get even colder. the national weather service actually issuing a freeze warning for much of the bay area. it goes into effect tonight and lasts through tomorrow morning. now, many places, residents are being advised to cover their plants and make sure you bring your pets inside. we all know no one wants to be
stuck out in this cold. happening now, meteorologist kari hall tell us that temperatures in some places could dip into the 20s at some point or another over the next 24 hours. of course, we're tracking the conditions all the time online. you can go to our twitter feed for updates and sign up for weather alerts on our nbc bay area app. firefighters believe they know what caused a second fire at the same east bay condominium complex in less than 24 hours. no one was injured in this morning's fire. because it was already evacuated. you can link to that full story and video from our homepage. with the winter olympics picking up today, skiers will have a shot at the gold. that includes defending gold medalist maddy. more on our homepage. more news in an hour.
good morning and welcome. i'm megyn kelly. one week down, one to go. have you all been watching the olympics? >> yes! scott fifer. piefer. pfeifer. piefer. >> all right, megyn, good morning to you. ifer. we're heading now into the second week of competition here in pyeongchang. john dun.th dunn. john dun. n.