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bay area news at 11:00, get out and enjoy this wednesday. >> cooler temperatures. >> for now. thanks for starting your morning with us. make it a great one. good morning. still at it. good morning, still at it -- roseanne barr goes on a twitter tear overnight. on the attack, on defense and saying she was on sleeping pills when she went after valerie jarrett in a racist tweet as jarrett herself, responds. >> i think we have to turn it into a teaching moment. i'm fine. >> this morning, inside abc's decision to drop their blockbuster star so fast. and did the president weigh in last night? brink of disaster -- a dam in north carolina threatening to burst as heavy rains from alberto trigger landslides, thousands forced to evacuate. officials warning of imminent danger. those stories plus --
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falling star, the sudden announcement from missouri's governor amid a growing sex scandal. rerouted, what the fbi wants to you do today to keep the russians out of your home computer. and cover story -- the internet asked for it and the internet got it. how toto's classic hit got a modern makeover. today, wednesday, may 30th, 2018. from nbc news, this is "today," with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody, welcome to "today," nice to have you with us on a very busy wednesday morning. and boy, things move fast these days, don't they? >> they certainly do. >> we begin with a barrage of tweets from roseanne barr, all of it happened over just the course of a few hours. roseanne tweeting a racist comment early tuesday morning. about former obama aide valerie jarrett. >> backlash coming almost
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instantly as abc execs woke up to news of the controversy, barr then tweeting out an apology, at around 10:30 a.m. on tuesday, saying she's leaving twitter. >> but that was not enough for abc. it announced the cancellation of her show, at 1:48. and it is not over yet. barr is still on twitter, she's tweeting this morning, despite the announcement that she was going to leave. this time she took aim at her roseanne co-stars, sara gilbert and michael fishman, who responded to her tweet comments, saying wow, unreal and you threw me under the bus, nice. took time to comment, i feel bad for potus, referring to president trump, he goes through this every single day. this story is still unfolding as we speak and craig's got the latest this morning. >> she's been on quite the twitter tear indeed. bottom line, the outspoken trump supporter is off the air. her staff, all out of jobs. and that's just the beginning of the backlash coming fast and furious after the tweet about valerie jarrett. jarrett herself spoke out about
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the tweet, exclusively on msnbc. >> overnight, barr returned to twitter, sending out several apologies. don't feel sorry for me, guys, today my words caused hundreds of hard-working people to lose their jobs, later explaining in a since-deleted tweet, it was 2:00 a.m. and i was ambien-tweeting. and then she claimed the comment wasn't racist. >> what's up, deplorable? >> it all stems from an early tuesday morning tweet storm. barr replying to a tweet about the obama administration conspiracy theory writing this about former obama adviser valerie jarrett. muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby, equals vj, jarrett addressed the tweet during a planned msnbc town hall on racism in america tuesday night. >> well first of all, i think we have to turn it into a teaching moment. i'm fine. >> hours after tuesday's post, barr tweeted an apology for making a bad joke.
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and declared that she is now leaving twitter. but those tweets did little to calm the firestorm already ablaze. hours later, abc canceled the hit show. the network's entertainment president writing barr's statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values. some are praising abc's decision to drop the popular sitcom. while others are saying the network should have seen it coming. barr has repeatedly tweeted conspiracy theories about parkland shooting survivors and most recently, chelsea clinton. saying the former first daughter was married to a nephew of george soros and when clinton corrected her, she took another shot. but overnight barr tweeted several personal apologies. before news of the cancellation, producer wanda sykes announced she was quitting the show. the latest season, centering around a white working-class american family, has tackled hot-button issues head-on. barr has been an outspoken
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supporter of president trump, and brought her politics to the show. >> most of all, lord, thank you for making america great again. >> trump has previously praised the show's ratings. at a political rally tuesday, the president did not address the actress or the tweet now just months after barr's return to the spotlight, an abrupt ending to her show. and possibly her tv career. the roseanne reboot was the highest-rated, most-watched series on broadcast tv with another season already in the works and for roseanne barr even though she's still venting on twitter. she said she's going to be giving her side of the story on a radio show this friday. >> as we note, this happened very quickly yesterday. sounds like some of the co-stars of the show didn't even know it was canceled until they read about it in the press. >> one of the things that's been most striking to a lot of people is the speed with which abc acted. reportedly roseanne barr was
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made aware before she was fired. but a lot of the staff found out as the story was unfolding. one of the co-stars in the show, emma kenney tweeted out, as i called my manager to quit working on roseanne, i was told it was canceled. i feel so empowered by wanda sykes. >> we'll keep watching twitter. this morning breaking news out of north carolina, the remnants of alberto are being felt, a dam there is on the verge of bursting. threatening thousands who have been forced to evacuate we got it all covered, starting with nbc's kerry sanders. hey, kerry, good morning. >> good morning, all attention this morning on the lake tahoma dam, concerns it may be compromised. it is located in the pisgah national forest, east of asheville, north carolina. >> north carolina engineers say the excessive rains from
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subtropical storm aberteau have overwhelmed the structure. 700 residents in marion, north carolina and 900 from old fort have not been told when they'll be able to return to their homes. the national weather service is warning residents to stay off the roads as the increased threats of landslides and debris flows continues through wednesday night. the national weather service tweeting act now to preserve your life. a portion of i-40 is closed this morning due to a mudslide. the earthway giving way, five to six vehicles hit by the mudslide. but first responders report everyone was rescued without injury. >> we'll go door to door, which is what we had to do in some cases last night. and people pretty much heeded the warning that i think you know the heavy rains told them twaenlt something to play with and got out. >> interstate 40 has reopened in both directions, but with the amount of rainfall expected this afternoon, the authorities believe there could be more
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mudslides and of course all attention right now is on the dam. hoda? >> scary situation. kerry sanders, thank you. turning to more destruction linked to alberto, the residents of ellicott city, maryland are picking up the pieces catastrophic flooding left their community devastated. this morning they're grieving a local hero who sacrificed his life for a stranger. nbc's kristen dahlgren is there this morning for us. >> good morning, savannah. business owners are getting their first look back inside the devastated downtown. and many say what they are seeing is just overwhelming. instead of getting ready to open up shop this morning, business owners here now deciding whether to rebuild or walk away. what does it do to your heart when you go and see what you work sod hard on. >> all the hard work you just did, it's just barely done, is gone now and you got to restart again. >> the restart following vicious
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flash flooding that carved through the community of ellicott city for the second time in two years. newly released 911 calls painting a haunting picture. >> i have a lady stuck in a building over here across the street from me. and the water is getting higher and higher on her. >> the town at a loss as they take stock of the damage. >> it's awful. i mean, that's the only word you can use to describe it, it's incredibly awful. >> this was popular main street coffee shop bean hollow before sunday. here it is now. >> walking around town is like after the apocalypse, everybody is filthy and dazed and exhausted. >> the shop's owner, gretchen chewy, making the difficult decision to not reopen in her beloved ellicott city, planning to move the shop to a location nearby. >> we're going to get through this and we're going to make sure that we don't go through it again. >> but this morning the toll is much more than financial. edison herman, the air force vet and national guardsman who went missing after trying to help a
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stranger was found dead after an extensive search. >> mr. herman is a hero. who put the lives of others before his own. >> kate bowman saying the 39-year-old sprang into action to save her life. >> he was holding me, my cat and he just saw a person in danger and ran to the rescue. >> in a statement, herman's family saying in part we are overcome with grief, but we are also comforted by his courage, his strength and his selflessness to help someone else in a deadly storm. officials paying tribute to herman with a salute as a heartbroken town readies for a strong road to recovery. and maryland's governor has ordered that all flags in the state be flown at half-mast in honor of that hero. hoda and savannah, back to you. >> he was a hero, kristen, thank you very much. president trump spoke out at a campaign-style rally overnight in nashville as the white house focuses on getting the canceled
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summit with north korea back on track. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is at the white house with details. hey, peter, good morning. >> good morning, hoda. a senior north korean official is on his way to the u.s. to negotiate the terms of the summit that appears on again. south korean media reporting overnight the official is believed to be carrying a personal letter from kim jong un to president trump. and this morning, even as the white house is moving forward with its plans, nbc news has learned new details of a c.i.a. assessment suggesting the intelligence community had significant doubts about north korea's seriousness. president trump in music city, playing to a crowd of his biggest fans. >> i'm the only politician that produced more than i said i was going to produce and we're only one and a half years in. but the president still working to produce peace on the korean peninsula. as the white house says it's actively preparing as if the singapore summit with kim jong
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un is happening despite the president's abrupt announcement last week. >> i've decided to terminate the planned summit in singapore for june 12th. >> press secretary sarah sanders say the north koreans have been engaging since president trump's letter backing out of the summit. but his goal of a nuclear-free north korea could be a mirage. nbc news has learned a recent c.i.a. intelligence assessment has concluded north korea does not intend to give up its nuclear weapons any time soon. according to three u.s. officials. that assessment goes against president trump's recent statements otherwise. tweeting just last month -- they have agreed to denuclearization. so great for world. one intelligence official who has read the c.i.a. report circulated just days before the summit's cancellation, tells nbc news -- everybody knows they are not going do denuclearize. in an odd twist, one concession the report suggests the north koreans may be willing to make, is opening a western-style burger joint in the capital city of pyongyang as a show of goodwill.
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on tap to help salvage the summit, a meeting in new york city between secretary of state mike pompeo and a top north korean official. despite sanctions prohibiting kim young chol from traveling to the u.s., the state department says it's cleared the way for him to come. also overnight the president getting push-back for his explosive claim that the fbi planted a spy in his campaign. while investigating trump aides' possible links to russia. >> how do you like the fact they had people infiltrating our campaign? can you imagine? >> late tuesday, republican congressman trey gowdy, who is part of a highly classified justice department briefing last week, said he saw nothing to support the president's claim. >> i am even more convinced that the fbi did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got. and that it has nothing to do with donald trump. >> peter, on another note i understand you have new details overnight about the russia special investigation? >> yeah, hoda, that's right. "the new york times" is
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reporting a dramatic confrontation between president trump and the attorney general, jeff sessions, this is back in march of last year, now being investigated by the special counsel robert mueller. the "times" reports according to confidantes and former administration officials that sessions had flown to mar-a-lago in florida, because mr. trump was refusing to take his calls. when they met, the president berated sessions for his decision to recuse himself from the russia investigation. told him he should reverse his decision. but that sessions refused. all of it now pointing to a potentially broader of obstruction of justice inquiry by the special counsel than was previously thought. also this morning, who mos governor eric greitens is gone. once seen as an up-and-coming star in republican politics, greitens has resigned in the face of a sex scandal with disturbing details coming to light. nbc's ron mott is in the capital city of jefferson city, missouri. ron, good morning to you. >> good morning to you this
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resignation takes effect at 5:00 p.m. here friday at the state capital. when he took office, eric gritens vowed to clean up missouri politics, but he's leaving under dark clouds, admitting to an extra marital affair, allegations of campaign finance violations. >> eric greitens will step down in disgrace. >> i'm announcing i will resign as governor of missouri effective friday june 1st at 5:00 p.m. >> this election is all about -- >> the embattled republican governor, once a rising star in the party lashed out at critics in the face of multiple controversies and a bipartisan i impeachment effort zwlxt it's cloer for the forces who oppose us, there's no end in sight. >> but the former navy s.e.a.l. who campaigned on fighting politics as usual was also fighting back tears. >> time has come, though, to tend to those who have been
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wounded. >> his resignation comes after a bombshell sex scandal and ethics investigation. on tuesday a judge ruled the governor's campaign must reveal fundraising information to a state house committee investigating his conduct. his former aide also told lawmakers that during the 2016 election, greitens campaign discussed soliciting foreign donations, a violation of federal law. >> i've not broken any laws or committed any offense worthy. of this treatment. >> in february, greitens was indicted for felony invasion of privacy following disturbing details of an extra marital affair before he was elected. the woman, known only as ks, accuses the 44-year-old of abusing her during multiple sex encounters, allegedly threatening to release a nonconsensual photo he took of her. greitens admits to the affair, but denies being abusive. the felony charge was dismissed. not revealing her identity, ks gave her first interview to
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local nbc affiliate ksdk earlier this month. >> i heard so many times what a homewrecker i was. >> overnight, lieutenant governor mike parsons said he's preparing to take over. >> we're going to be up there the next several days, working to see how we're going to move forward in the state. >> lieutenant governor mike parson is set to be sworn in as missouri's 57th governor. the two u.s. senators here said they look forward to working with the new administration, savannah? >> ron mott, thank you so much. let's get a first check of today's weather from mr. al roker. we know him well. >> guys, thanks so much and thank you for getting your first weather from us, we're looking at alberto. the weird thing is it's more organized now than when it was out over the gulf. currently depression, 25 miles south-southwest of evansville, 35-mile-per-hour winds, moving north at 15. let's go over closer toward lake tahoma where the dam is threatening to collapse.
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12 million people at risk for flash flood watches and flash flood warnings, nor precipitation coming so it will put more stress on the dam. alberto continues to move north. there's a lot of moisture from the southeast all the way to the midwest. with strong storms. downpours, flash floods are possible. and as this moves on out. by thursday and then as we look at the rainfall amounts, heavy rain still continuing down in florida. anywhere from two to four inches of rain. the ohio river valley could see another one to three inches, but isolated areas could pick up three to five inches, we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. (sound of typing) (sound of exhaling) (sound of drilling) jimmy (shouting): james! brand vo: the world's largest workforce works for themselves. we work for them. quickbooks. backing you.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall, as we look outside in san francisco, it's going to be -- san francisco will only reach 59 degrees and highs of wind gusts close to 30 miles per hour and it will be breezy and cooler and some spots, only reaching 70 in concord. high today of 70 degrees. >> that's your latest weather. ladies? >> thanks, al. coming up, oscar winner morgan freeman taking on cnn over reports he sexually harassed multiple women. and taking its toll. an inside look at how the erupting volcano is having a big impact on tourism in hawaii, even as more evacuations are ordered. but first, this is "today" on nbc. we all know guys like gavin...
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boasting. overselling his achievements. making false claims. as lieutenant governor, he skipped many of his duties, saying the job was "so dull," he only shows up to work at the state capitol "like one day a week, tops."
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the bay. around the dumbarton bay, an easy drive and little slowing through palo alto but nothing big. i checked on the earlier crash, a smooth flow of traffic through san mateo. back over to you. >> cooler temperatures for today as we're going to have our natural air conditioning coming back across the bay area. we're seeing moore clouds as we get a live look in san jose. it welcome partly cloudy with high only up to 70 degrees. compare that to the low 90s in yesterday. in concord expect a high of 73 and 75 in napa and san francisco, it will be cool and windy and at times mostly cloudy, 59 degrees. we will be even cooler tomorrow but then a big jump in our temperature on friday. and then again on saturday. major warming in store as we go into the weekend with highs in the low 90s inland and little bit cooler for the beginning of next week. laura. >> >> thank you very much.
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>> 7:27, another update in half an hour. hope to see you then.
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when the worst oil spill hit san francisco, first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, he went to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor.
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welcome back. it is 7:30, now, on a wednesday morning this 30th day of may, 2018. >> look at that view in st. louis, missouri, the gateway arch there. that stainless steel beauty. good morning, missouri. >> good morning, everyone. let's get a look at the headlines this morning. the latest on roseanne barr's tweet storm. roseanne's reaction. >> what's up, deplorable? >> roseanne barr firing back after abc pulls the plug on her popular show, following her racist tweet against former obama adviser, valerie jarrett, who opened up on msnbc. >> i'm fine. i'm worried about all of the people out there that don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense. searching for answers.
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the death toll rising overnight to at least four in that deadly attack in belgium, as authorities reveal the gunman was on a two-day leave from prison. like magic. a jury finds david copperfield not liable for a fan's injuries during a 2013 las vegas performance. technical foul. a report claims that the philadelphia 76ers owner used multiple fake twitter accounts to criticize players and share team secrets. he denies the accusations. and a big cheese. a british man breaks the all-time record for the most wheels of cheese won in downhill cheese rolling, something we swear is a real sport. today, wednesday, may 30th, 2018. did i mention that i was on the varsity cheese rolling team? >> you left that out. >> that could be a group activity for us. incredib
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incredible. could be a group ak at this time. looks like a people rolling competition. we're going to begin with morgan freeman. he's firing back against a report that swept him into the middle of the me too movement. correspondent kate snow has the details. hi kate. >> reporter: good morning. freeman's attorney writing a ten-page detailed letter to cnn, demanding a retraction and public apology. the cable network standing by its reporting, as freeman's attorneys push back on the several allegations of sexual harassment levied against him. >> reporter: this morning, morgan freeman is fighting back. his attorney demanding a retraction from cnn, that first reported eight accusations of sexual harassment against the oscar-winning actor last week. >> we have zero confidence in cnn's reporting to believe that any of this happened. >> reporter: in a letter to jeff zucker, freeman's attorney lambasted the report, as the product of
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malicious intent, sleight of hand and malpractice. and journalist particular malpractice. cnn says it stands by its reporting and will respond forcefully to any intimidating of covering this issue. >> do i wish i was there. >> that remark at the center of an allegation from one of t co-author of the report. said freeman made that comment about her body. she says he made that comment about a story about the co-star not the reporter. >> i congratulate the woman on being pregnant and she wasn't. i've never done it again. after 50 years, i've never done it. i learned my lesson. >> boy do i wish i was there. >> they say she reported the incident to hr, which investigated her claim and concluded it was not supported by the facts. free nont calls out cnn for
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allowing them to be a writer on the story. she baited and prodded supposed witnesses to say bad things to get them to confirm their bias against them. his attorneys write it was beyond the reporter's complaint. five anonymous complaints came froms offices of freeman's own production company. one accusing freeman of trying to lift up her skirt and asking if she was wearing underwear. one of the other women has since said she was not harassed. >> i'm sorry for anyone who has had an unfortunate experience or feels harassed or assaulted. that wasn't my experience with morgan freeman. >> freeman twice apologized to anyone he may have upset for behavior he says didn't come across the way he intended, saying in part it's not right to
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equate that with misplaced compliments or humor. >> committed to his craft and to have someone who is sort of character assassination and lynching at this point in his life is devastating. >> in his statement tuesday, cn nsaid the unfounded ak sakes made by mr. freeman's lawyers are disappointing after the story came out. freeman is adamant he did not assault and did not create unsafe work environments. all right. kate snow. thank you. turn now to al for a check of the weather. >> we're talking a lot of heat out there, especially down through the southern plains. today, you could see records set down through western texas. lubbock could set a record. same in loredo and austin, as well. you look at what's happening tomorrow. look at these temperatures. nine degrees above average in dallas. san antonio, 105.
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chicago, 90 degrees, 17 above average. you put the heat index, the combination of the temperature and the humidity. 101 in little rock, 104 in san antonio, 93 in dodge city. as we move into the weekend, temperatures above 100. san antonio, el paso, mobile will see temperatures in the upper 90s. kansas city will be looking at temperatures in the low to mid 90s. that's what's going on around the country. good morning, i'm mete meteorologist kari hall, we're taking a break from the high heat yesterday and going to see the highs today reaching low 70s, a lot of clouds and fog near the coast and san francisco reaching the upper 50s and napa today will top out at 75 degrees. our break from the heat will be brief today and tomorrow looking nice and cool but much warmer on friday and even hotter on saturday. we're going to see inland areas up to 93 degrees and then gradually cooling down for early next week. >> and that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you so much. coming up, we're going to introduce you to a former addict
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we are back, now. 7:41, with more bad news for hawaii, which is dealing with the one-two punch with the eruption of kilauea and the effect it's having on hawaii's biggest industry, that is tourism. >> the pictures from the big island are more dramatic from the day and they're keeping sorely needed tourists away. gadi schwartz is there this morning. good morning. >> reporter: new evacuation orders are under way, as a fast-moving flow of lava is sweeping through the area. we saw the national guard zooming by. we understand that police and firefighters are going in the dead of night, door-to-door, trying to make sure everyone is out of the lava's way. like a scene out of a sci-fi movie -- >> it looks so incredible out here. beautiful destruction. >> reporter: evacuee travis sanders pauses just long enough
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to capture this eerie landscape. lava on what was the home of his cousin. the lava flow reshaping this once-lush community. residents were evacuated four weeks ago when kilauea first erupted. people trying to get more belongings. >> we have the house emptied out. >> reporter: while taking in the slow-moving construction going on all around them. >> three cars right there. the tires are popping on the cars. >> reporter: a reactivated fish fisher fissure exploding lava in the air over the weekend. the intense heat signals it's time to go. as night turns to day, the magma brings with it gas emissions and volcanic ash. here, 91 structures, including 41 homes have been destroyed.
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and as thousands of residents are forced to free the wrath, tourists fearing more eruptions are staying away, resulting in the loss of millions in revenue. summer bookings for the island's hotels are down 50%. >> there's been cancellations. a lot of people around the world are concerned with what's going on. >> reporter: even though hotels on the opposite side of the island remain untouched by any volcanic activity. >> come join us in paradise. it's beautiful here. the sun is shining. you can see, it's clear sky. >> reporter: officials on the island are working to keep their sense of humor. when someone tweeted, the u.s. geological survey, asking if it's safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents. the response, we're going to have to say no. >> one of the questions, if you're thinking of being a tourist and going to hawaii, if you're going to go, is it safe? >> reporter: well, the answer there is the big island. the key word there being big
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island. this is a huge island. there's so many places that have been untouched by the volcanic activity. i want to show you this meme that's being shared by hawaiian that gives an interesting perspective. on the left, you see what people might think the lava flow looks like. and on the right, what the lava flow actually looks like. down there, way at the bottom, that's the area near the estates. not to diminish what's going on behind us because it is dramatic and devastating. but it's an important perspective to share. >> it certainly is. >> so many people count on tourism. to know that it's not affecting that part of it. >> thanks, gadi. coming up, jeff rossen is here. he's going to show us how as a control enthusiast, i'm all-business when i travel... even when i travel... for leisure. so i go national, where i can choose any available upgrade
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good wednesday morning, it's 7:56, we're starting to see more clouds and even some drizzle roll in to san francisco. this is the kind of weather we'll see throughout the day as the front passes and much cooler temperatures and it will be partly cloudy only up to 59 degrees and some parts of the bay area, it's going to be 25 degrees cooler today compared to yesterday. san jose will only reach 70 degrees and also 70 in livermore, low to mid-70s for much of the north bay. let's get an update on commute from mike. >> the volume build forle south bay 101 and 237 to mountain view that's the bottom. this change, i kept it read, lanes are clearing, trying to pick up the last of the cleanup after the fuel spill. jammed down to al costa gotten worse because i think her ready to clean the lanes, slowing traffic right now. slow at the berkeley curve but only the fast track lanes bogging down at the bay bridge
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plaza back to you. >> happening now, san francisco plans to hold -- city's emergencydown additional 911 dispatchers and mark farrell, we have a crew there. more in the midday newscast. a new report causing concern in the south bay. a surge in common sexually transmitted infections. on the home page, including reasons for the spike. cal's women's basketball coach says one airline went too far trying to identify the identity of her baby boy. when the worst oil spill hit san francisco, first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, he went to hawaii.
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man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, off the air. roseanne up and tweeting again this morning after abc announces her show is canceled over a racist twitter post. >> i think we have to turn it into a teaching moment. >> this morning, what she's blaming for that tweet and her new comments about her former co-stars. plus, meet the heroine of heroin. >> if you asked if i would contribute to someone's life, absolutely not. >> how one former addict is take matters into your hands in the fight against the opioid crisis. and fashion for the win.
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tennis superstar serena williams winning big and serving up a major fashion moment that has people talking, today, wednesday, may 30th, 2018. ♪ >> celebrating our 60th birthdays. >> and 50 years of friendship. >> on "today." >> celebrating our high school graduation with savannah and hoda. >> a "today" show shoutout goes to my wife and my daughter in tennessee. ♪ >> we came from florida for my 12th birthday. >> hi. >> we love "today." >> happy birthday to our mom. >> i'm turning 50 on "today." >> happy birthday. happy everything. welcome back to "today." so nice to have you with us on a nice day on our plaza. at home, good to have you along, as well on a wednesday morning.
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>> just like you saw in the open there, we would love for you to be a part of today. all you have to do is record one of the shoutout videos, about five seconds or so, as if you were on the plaza. >> just send them on twitt eter instagram, with #mytodayplaza. and you get to see yourself from your house. that's cool. >> really enjoying that. let's get to the news at 8:00. the sunday esudden end of her p show is not silencing roseanne barr. and the fallout from her racist tweet is still going. >> the comments prompted abc to cancel the reboot of her sitcom "roseanne." now, other sitcoms from following suit, pulling reruns of the original show. barr returned to twitter, sending out several apologies. don't feel sorry for me, guys. today, my words caused hundreds of hard-working people to lose their jobs. and later explaining in a
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deleted tweet, it was 2:00 in the morning and i was ambien tweeting. then, she claimed the comment wasn't racist. she also went after her co-stars for throwing her under the bus. and added, i feel bad for president trump. he goes through this every, single day. >> here's some dressing for the table. >> oh, look, dan. russian. >> reporter: abc pulling the plug on the hit revival of "roseanne." just hours after the star and create, roseanne barr posted racist comments online about valerie jarrett, an african-american woman who served as a senior adviser to president obama. barr, comparing jarrett to an ape. in a now-deleted tweet that prompted abc to take swift action. the network calling the tweet, abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values. before abc announced the cancellation of the show, barr tweeted an apology to jarrett,
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saying, i'm sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. jarrett responded during an msnbc town hall focused on racism. >> we have to turn it into a teaching moment. i'm fine. i'm worried about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and faollower that come to their defense. >> reporter: the outspoken comedixhee comedienne has never shied away from controversy. in 1990, she performed this rendition of the national anthem. barr, generating more noise in 2009, when she posed as adolf hitler for a magazine spread. >> thank you for making america great again. >> reporter: more recently, she's come under fire for her support of president trump and her comments on social media, including this tweet saying, how president trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. she's also received backlash over some of her jokes on the
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"rosean "roseanne" reboot. >> you can't just stand on the front porch staring at your muslim neighbors. >> i'm telling you, this is what people from iraq and talibanjistan do. >> reporter: but the cancellation of barr's show, comes after 18 million viewers on average tuned into its successful comeback season. an audience that will have to say good-bye to the conner family again, this time unexpectedly. roseanne's comeback season ended last week. the show was supposed to return in the fall for 13 episodes. paramount network, tvland and cmt have pulled "roseanne" reruns. now, looking at the shocking devastation from hurricane maria. it comes just days before the new hurricane season. this morning, a new study saying the death report in puerto rico is 70-times higher than reported.
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gabe gutierrez is in san juan with this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it has been more than eight months since hurricane maria ripped through this island. while the capital city is back up and running, some mountain towns are still without power. now, a new report out with a staggering statistic, that more than 4,000 people may have died here. this morning, mounting anger in puerto rico, over the government's response to hurricane maria. harvard researchers estimating at least 4,600 people died because of little access to power or medical care during the storm's aftermath. that's dramatically higher than the official count of 64. her father died a week after the category 4 hurricane hit in cement. at home in the dark, without power, he was not able to get the life-saving oxygen he relied on to survive. his daughter blames the hospital and the government for not doing enough.
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i'm already thinking about how i'm going to go on father's day, she says. instead of gifts, i will take flowers. it's difficult. the harvard researchers surveyed randomly-chosen households. their number is an estimate. they think the estimate is low. >> people would have bodies in the houses for weeks at a time. some of them were trapped. >> reporter: some mountain towns are still without power. >> there's a lot of people struggling. >> reporter: back in october, president trump praised the federal response, noting the low death toll compared to katrina. >> how would you grade the response? >> i would say it's a ten. >> reporter: we pressed the governor repeatedly about whether deaths were underreported. >> we have been rigorous, gabe. it's important the state. >> reporter: there are doubts that the island is ready for hurricane season, which starts friday. armando has been living in a hotel in florida since maria devastated his home. he doesn't want to go back
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because he doesn't think enough has been done to repair the destruction. >> what have they done or what are they going to do so they can make this better? >> reporter: he's one of many people still scraping by on fema assistance. the governor says local officials have learned a lot from the recovery and have new plans for distributing supplies. but critics say another major storm could decimate the electrical grid here again. guys, back to you. >> gabe, thank you so much. i think we could use a little "morning boost." shall we? let's get to it. this morning, a husband's act of love is touching hearts across the country. andrew and theresa have been married for 45 years. after she suffered a stroke, she wasn't able to style her own hair. during a trip to the hair salon, they taught andrew how to style her hair just how she likes it. he learned how to use products. how to hold the blow dry brush.
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>> you used to be homeless. >> i used to be homeless, yes. >> you've gone to jail 11 times. >> i've gone to jail 11 times. >> reporter: what do you know about the packages she sent to people? >> they're meds. >> reporter: who did she send them to? >> nobody. >> if you asked me if i could do something to contribute to someone's life, absolutely not. i thought i was going to die with a needle hanging out of my arm. >> reporter: from here, inside her home near san francisco, tracy helton mitchell has saved over 300 people from dying of an overdose. she doesn't do it in a fire truck or an ambulance. she does it with an envelope and post an stamps. >> the first time i heard about it was the heroin conference in seattle in 2000. i remember the idea that people who use drugs really want to save other people's lives. but they don't have the tools to do it. >> reporter: this is an overdose antidote. fentanyl, fueling the most deadly drug crisis in american
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history. while president trump's surgeon general has recommended the use of the drug, it's often too expensive to purchase or too hard to find. that's why since 2013, tracy has acted as a one-woman dris bugs center to stop users from dying. and earned her the nickname the heroine of heroin online. >> i became a moderator of a forum on reddit that deals with opioids. >> reporter: how many people are in this forum? >> over 50,000. hello, tracy. i hope this message finds you well. is there any way you can assist me in getting narcan. i would give them some syringes and seal that up. >> reporter: that's a life-saving kit right there. >> this could save four people. >> reporter: tracy estimates she sent out 2,000 kits. many to people who end up staying in touch. >> you sent me a package and i want to say thank you.
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>> i was able to save my fiance from an o.d. with what you sent me. in a world full of stigma and judgment, you helped me become proud that i'm in recovery and helped inspire me to help others in any way i can. thank you for that. that's nice. >> reporter: john hill first messaged tracy in 2013. with limited access in north carolina, her packaged saved his life multiple times before he moved to portland, oregon, where he's volunteering at a needle exchange. >> i feel fulfilled. i wouldn't have been able to find that if i hadn't been exposed to it from her. you know? >> reporter: for sure there will be people that see you doing this, packing this stuff up, sending new needles to people, a heroin overdose antidote and people will say, you're enabling people to use drugs. >> people say can't you move on with your life? and that's interesting to me
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because the person i save could be someone in your family. >> reporter: just days after she sent out packages, two of them were used to revive overdose victims in florida and tennessee. >> it's significant enough i used to put it on my arm. that's where i used to shoot drugs, right in the bit where i used to shoot drugs. it covers one of those scars. today, i have a bachelors degree, a masters degree, three beautiful children and i'm very, very grateful. >> so, what tracy is doing here is the philosophy known as harm reduction. the idea that not all drug users are ready to quit quite yet. you have to help them survive to get them into treatment even if they keep using. it's amazing to think about. from her house in san francisco, 300 lives she saved. >> we were just asking. the basic question, how do you get it? is it expensive? is it legal to send it through the mail? >> it's legal to send it through the mail. it's over-the-counter. it's prohibitive for so many people to get because it's expensive. it's 30 bucks a pop for the
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injection. 70 for the nasal spray. >> she's doing people a lot of people a big, big favor. >> how is she paying for it? >> donations. people watching stuff like this. people find her on reddit or send her whatever they can for her to buy this stuff. >> fascinating. jacob, thank you. you can see more of tracy's story at now, we move to "today's talker." when you think of hollywood's leading ladies, you think jennifer lawrence, sandra bullock. now, a silver-haired supreme court jurist, is on the silver screen. >> that's right. ruth bader ginsburg, lorock sta. >> the notorious rbg is also a box office powerhouse. >> i ask no favor for my sex. all i ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks. >> reporter: a belle of the law, supreme court justice ruth bader
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ginsburg is the focus of a surprise breakout box office hit. >> i did see myself as a kindergarten teacher in those days because the judges didn't think sex discrimination existed. >> reporter: titled "rbg," the documentary is making headlines. topping charts and bringing in crowds. the profile that's grossed near $6 million since its limited release four weeks ago, shows the 85-year-old's fierce commitment and her nearly six-decade-long love affair with martin ginsburg who passed away in 2010. >> i've had the great fortunate to share life with a partner, truly extraordinary for his generation. >> reporter: julie cohen directed the documentary with friend betsy west. >> supreme court justice is considered untouchable and unknowable to a certain extent. over the past few years justice ginsburg has become a pop
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culture icon or a rock star to millennials. >> you can't get rid of me. >> reporter: the inspiration skits on "saturday night live" to bits with stephen colbert. >> how strong are you on the second amendment? welcome to the gun show. boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: dubbed the notorious rbg, a play on rapper notorious b.i.g., justice ginsburg's image is behind everything from halloween costumes and tattoos, to t-shirts, pins and mugs. she was nominated to the highest court in the country by president bill clinton in the 1990s. but her story of descent goes back decades. >> she had a radical idea at the time, that women and men should be treated equally as a matter of constitutional principle. >> in my lifetime, i expect to see three, four, perhaps even more women on the high court bench.
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women not shaped from the same mold but of different complexions. t people would worship a woman who is 85 because they think she's really smart and accomplishing something for society, that seems cool to me. >> wow. >> it's funny to see her as a film star. but a lot of people are wondering, is she going to stay on the court? she's 85 years old. >> it sounds like according to the producer of this film, yes, she is not going to retire. she's going to continue working. she travels all over the country speaking and she still works out three times a week. she can plank for three minutes. >> three minutes? >> i mean, i can't plank for one minute. watching this, it's fun to see her but also so important. she was a trail blazer. when my kids aren't watching peppa pig, i'm going to have them watch this. now, al has a check of the
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weather. >> latest on alberto, the tropical depression making its way through the midwest. currently, ten miles south-southwest of evansville. we are watching lake tamhamo, where we're seeing the rain in north carolina. we're good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's going to be much cooler today. also a lot of cloud moving again. we'll hang around san francisco and the coast throughout much of the day highs reaching upper 50s. upper 60s for palo alto. and in areas in the 70s. breezy winds partly cloudy skies for tomorrow. even cooler than today. and a major warmup on tap for friday through saturday, as well as the end of the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. we have dylan in for carson this morning.
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there's a story you're loving. >> six months ago, a 14-year-old girl from ohio started a campaign with a very focused goal. she wanted to hear the band weezer cover the classic song "africa" by toto. she took her mission to twitter and dedicated her tweets to requesting the cover. one reads, cover "africa" by toto. another says, it's time you bless the rains down in africa. the band, just last week, released the cover of sanaa" another song by toto. and finally on tuesday, weezer delivered. releasing a cover of "africa" using the girl's tweet as the artwork throughout. ♪ there's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do ♪
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>> at only is weezer's fans pleased, but toto tweeting, well done, weezer. the girl behind the campaign says she listens to '80s music. it wasn't until an episode of "stranger things" where she heard "africa" and that's where this campaign got started. >> all right. >> also, weezer, a blast from the past. remember "buddy holly." >> one of my favorite songs. >> the "rosana" cover is pretty good. >> this is what the internet should do. let's talk about serena williams. she made her long-awaited return to the grand slam circuit yesterday. and she did it in style. competing in the french open, williams won her first match against christina plushkova wearing a catsuit. after her win, she was asked about her outfit choice. >> what does this represent for you? >> all the moms that had a tough pregnancy that had to come back
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and be fierce in the middle of everything. that's what this represents. it's exciting. you know, i think the catsuit is -- you can't beat a catsuit, right? >> you can't. later in a press conference williams added that wearing the catsuit made her feel like a superhero. up next, anne hathaway. she is making the press tour rounds for "ocean's 8." she sat down with "glamour" magazine. cate blanchett gets best dressed. best texter, mindy kaling. she's so good on her phone. she wins best giver, as well. she just does it. like some people are gifted at it. sandy bullock is boss. she is boss. like boss, boss everything. >> reporte >> for more of her interview with "glamour" you can get the issue next tuesday. hoda and savannah sat down with
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the cast. >> we did. >> that interview is set to air next wednesday. >> that was such an awesome moment. >> remember that time -- >> remember? >> we kept looking like, omg. >> was anyone in a catsuit? >> it was fun. >> catsuits? no. chris pratt, the actor has a son named jack. on an interview, pratt opened up about the parenting rule he's flexible with. take a look. >> i had this rule with my old man. and i have it with my son. when you're fishing, you can swear. you can just swear when you're fishing. it's just the guys. go ahead and let loose. and so, we're out fishing, he is catching a fish. and the fish flaps out of his hands and the bass have the spines on their back. and the fin pokes him in the hand. he starts to cry. and he's like, oh. and i said, hey, buddy, are you
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all right? he said, dad, i'm about to swear. hey, you if you )re headed downs morning .. you may have to navigate through what )s very good morning to you. 7:26 right now. if you're heading down 26 right now. an unexpect slowdown. a big rig crash overnight led to a small fuel spill, just before the 680. it hit the center divide and a small fuel tank ruptured. at one point the crash closed three southbound lanes. about 90 minutes ago one lane replaced closed. we'll have the latest on that and any other issues out there from mike inouye. >> you'reah, within the last ha hour, we've seen the lanes reopen again. and al costa boulevard, the
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interchange was never affected by that. and now a disabled vehicle that slows you around, that's been there. and overall, the southbound not so bad. 101. that's a tough drive. the rest of the bay moves nicely. and up on 24, not a bad backup at the bay bridge toll plaza. we do have a backup at the berkeley curve. >> thank you very much. i'll be back with another look in half an hour. and mayor gavi, he went to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor.
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♪ welcome back, everybody. 8:30 on a wednesday morning, may 30th, 2018. a beautiful day for our crowd out here on the plaza. just to give you a little heads-up, people on friday morning, things are going to rock because we are going to have a live concert with shawn m m mendes. has a new album out. it's spinning hit after hit. that's right, shawn mendes on the plaza. come on back.
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>> we saw him a couple of weeks ago at the event. >> at the time 100. would you like a "crowd moment"? where are the 79ers? these lovely ladies graduated high school together in '79. >> '79. >> every year, you take a trip, right? where was last year? >> we went to the bahamas. >> this year, you're in new york. and you're from a tiny town. they deserve a shoutout. >> hello, new port, arkansas. >> ladies, thank you for spending your anniversary with us. we love you all. thank you. >> how fun. >> new port, arkansas. >> where are we going next year? they haven't decided yet. let us know. >> are you going to go? >> this is fun. coming up, guys, from air conditioners, to lawn mowers, the bargain buys you should be making this summer. we'll tell you about them on our
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plaza. a lot of them, good father's day gifts. >> that's big. plus, an amazing story for you. a man who narrowly escaped the first world trade center bombing, reayatollunited with h rescuer years later. first, what's coming up today? >> we're going to have a panel discussion on "roseanne" at the top of the hour. mr. melvin will be there. and then, the future of medicine. you'll meet a veteran who lost her ear in a car accident. they regrew her ear in her forearm. >> what? >> yes. you will see the pictures, the ear and the forearm. they're doing this now. this is the future of medicine. god forbid anything happen to you, you would not believe the options available. >> i like you in your matching blue. mr. roker, let's get the weather. >> did you know that megyn kelly
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does not eat seafood? >> why? >> i have psychological issues. >> just with seafood. >> it goes beyond. >> she was attacked by a carp as a child. >> my grandparents owned a boat yard on the hudson river. this was in the 1970s. 1970s shouldn't have been swimming in the hudson river. and i think there's a fish trauma i don't remember. >> fish comes from other places, too. >> the damage has been done. >> interesting. >> al is going to reel me in with chilean sea bass. >> even sushi? >> if it swims, i don't eat it. >> we'll help you scale this fear. >> go to weather quick. >> you're giveliing me a haddoc. oh, my god. let's show you what we have. alberto remnants with problems in the midwest. severe storms out in the plains.
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record heat continues in texas, with a flood threat continuing in the southeast and also wet weather making its way into the northeast. hoda, you have to get inside. they need you inside. hoda? they need you inside. >> this lady is telling me an unbelievable story. >> unbelievable. >> she knew my dad. >> oh, how cool. you take your time then. that's what' good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's going to be much cooler in the inland area, very nice. only up to 70 degrees today with partly cloudy skies and gusty winds. even cooler tomorrow. but then another warmup is in the forecast, so friday heading into the weekend on saturday, we'll reach 93 degrees. our warmup for san francisco won't be that drastic, but we're only going to see the highs in the upper 50s the next couple of days. then it will be much more comfortable. 69 degrees on saturday. y someth? >> go ahead. >> what's your name? >> diane. >> diane knew my dad, whose
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birthday was yesterday. >> i was his secretary. and he gave me this bracelet 46 years ago. >> oh, my gosh. >> and i kept it all this time. >> that's an awesome gift. thank you. that means the world. >> how special. >> i love it. you never know who is going to be out here. thank you again. >> savannah? >> that is so incredible. wow. bring her in. let's meet her. >> they want you to come inside. you want to come inside. bring your friends. come on in. we have a heartwarming story. >> i know with do. we have been doing this series called "second chances." this reunion was 20 years in the making. before 9/11, new york's world trade center was the target of the first terrorist bombing. and sheinelle caught up with a man who was there on that fateful day. >> that february day, a man named karl was trapped in an elevator knowing he may not make it out alive.
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karl wrote a good-bye letter. but thanks to first responders, karl got a second chance at life and an opportunity to say thank you decades later. >> to my family from dad. a few thoughts if i am fated to leave you now. >> reporter: chilling, bittersweet words. >> i love you very much. do awfwonderful things in your life. >> reporter: words he thought might be his last. >> doug, my boy, discover secrets to cure lots of the world's problems. >> reporter: karl's second channels involves a stunning rescue and a dark day that would forever change history. >> it was a cold, wintry morning. >> reporter: february 26, 1993. eight years before the 9/11 attacks, began like many for karl, who worked in business development in those now fallen twin towers. >> i was having an important meeting with the director of the world trade center at 2:00 that afternoon.
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>> reporter: he grabbed lunch to go, a meal he'd never finish. >> i took my takeout salad back into the elevator from the 43rd floor and the elevator stopped. >> reporter: the elevated stopped. the four-walled car suspended in a high shaft while ton thinkable was happening. in a garage deep below, a bomb had been detonated. tim ferrell was in the nypd emergency unit. >> smoke was coming out of both of the towers. >> reporter: some 40 stories above, karl was all alone. what did you hear? >> banging, yelling help. >> reporter: echoes from others, scared and trapped, too. >> it got smokier. >> reporter: below him, utter devastation. the 1,200 pound device ignited by a terrorist cell. a horrifying scene that killed six and injured more than a thousand.
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knowing he might not leave that tiny metal box, he penned that remarkable letter to his wife and three children. >> debbie, my beautiful girl, do good. jeff, what a terrific person. stay well and make good decisions, help people. >> reporter: then, power went out. karl was in the pitch black. >> a lot of thoughts go through your head of rational things, irrational things. >> reporter: agonizing minutes became bleak hours. at the same time, a massive incredible rescue operation was under way. tim ferrell, among the teams helping save people inside. could you talk to the people on the elevators to let them know? >> we could not. >> reporter: without information, karl was trapped in that elevator prison, for 5 1/2 staggeringly long, lonely hours. >> the shaft moved. we're going up. >> reporter: amazingly, help had
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arrived. tim and his rescue team pried over the thick doors. >> karl was jocular when we opened up the door. >> reporter: what do you mean? >> he wasn't panicked or upset. >> reporter: without injuries, he was taken to safety. since that rescue 25 years ago, tim and karl have never seen each other until now. >> uncle tim, how are you doing? >> nice to meet you. >> what the hell took you so long? >> reporter: reunited for the first time by the 9/11 memorial museum. >> you handled it well that day. and you gave a break to me and my teammates. >> reporter: now, a quarter of a century later in tragedy's haunting footprint, the memories are still raw. >> in my mind's eye, i can walk through my floor. to think that's all dust and doesn't exist anymore, it's hard to comprehend that. >> reporter: and karl? he's as grateful as they get, for a second chance at life. >> thankful i've seen my
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children grow. i have five grandkids, a lot of things have gone well in my life. >> seven men were convicted of participating in the bombing. one is still at large. we want to give a special thanks to the 9/11 memorial museum for their help with this story and for arranging such a special reunion. i was talking to him, and o ssa can you imagine being in an elevator for that long by yourself? >> what's beautiful about the reunions, not only do they see each other and say thank you, they get to hear the life that was given back. this is whey went on to do. >> so grateful and so thankful. it's a beautiful story. >> thanks, sheinelle. coming up, it's that time of year, folks. it's sales time. we have the best buys of the summer. you're going to want to grab them right now. them right now. this is "today" on nbc.
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when the worst oil spill hit san francisco, first responders went to work. and mayor gavin newsom, he went to hawaii. man: newsome left the day after the spill for a four-day vacation in hawaii. the same gavin who said his job as lieutenant governor was so dull, he only showed up for work at the state capitol one day a week, tops. gavin's not gonna work as governor.
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we are back with "your consumer." our series full of savvy shopping tips. this morning, we have your back on the much-needed summer supplies. >> that's right. digital editor of we love when they do the work r us. >> we bring the great product for summer, right? >> yes. you're going to show us all of the areas, top-rated and best buy. >> for grill, this is the weber genesis model. >> i have a weber. >> a lot of people have them. they've been around for a long time. this is their mid sized grill. they redesigned the genesis series last year. $1,200. >> ma mawhat makes it a top performer? >> things like evenness, things like heating. is it going to grill your food evenly on all three burners.
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consumer reports runs these tests with these things in mind. $1,200. this is the best buy, which has similar performance in ratings is the nexgrill at home depot. performance should be similar to the weber, maybe not as many features. $275. >> it's a great deal. >> and now, the lawn mowers. >> this is top-rated? >> yeah. the john deere has for a long time been at the top of consumer reports ratings. our reliability surveys when our members tell us how they do over years, this is at the top of that, as well. >> craig just turned 12 years old. >> i am. there's no key. >> he's in a suit, right? >> there's no key. >> they won't let us put gas on it. nbc rules. $3,200. >> i should probably get off of there. give me the best buy. >> this is the toro.
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it's called a ztr. you can't do it. i had to do it. it's hard. this is a zero turn radius. if you have a small hard or flower beds, it will get you around there. $2,500 for the toro. >> lawn mowers aren't cheap. >> air conditioners are popular. if you have central air, there might be a room that's warm. 8 million sold last year. the first i'll show you are mid-sized rooms. the friedrich. the g.e., $250. it will perform as well as the friedrich. for a larger room, $345. it's our recommended best buy. >> okay. >> let's move down to luggage. >> about 13,000 people to ask
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them about their carry-on luggage. what works for them or doesn't. briggs & riley at the top of that. these are not cheap. $400. >> for this little thing? >> what makes it top-rated? >> how ease is it to back? how easy is it to stow. >> you like this for this size? >> for carry-on only. for a less expensive model, from costco, $99. i have the older version of this. works just fine. if you're thinking about summer activities, water-proof cameras for the pool, for the beach. our olympus is top-rated. the fuji pix is comparable. >> you mean underwater camera? water-proof or submerged? >> about 45 to 50 feet. and rugged, as well. >> great father's day gifts.
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hint, hint, lindsay. >> i know somebody who wants that john deere pretty bad. elliot, thank you so much. for these and more on summer best buys, go to coming up next, allimy name. education isn't the goal, - it's the gateway. hold the key... to every child's opportunity. we reject trump's attacks on our public schools. and invest in the teachers dreamers. modernize our curriculum and empower educators to teach beyond the test because creativity and critical thinking are as important as facts and figures. i'm tony thurmond the work starts now. state superintendent.
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one of our favorite series, "today living legends." ellen burstyn this morning. >> she chilled us in "exorcist." and thrilled us in "house of card." now, she sits down with al roker. >> i love this series. she's won an emmy. she's won oscars, a tony. ellen told me, she is just getting warmed up, always with an eye out for her next great project. >> this was an old church. >> reporter: spend an afternoon with 85-year-old actress ellen
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burstyn at her alma mater, the actors studio, and you're surrounded with reasons why her career has spanned 100 roles and 6 decades. any thought going for a grammy? >> i have to have it. >> you have to do this. >> i've got to have it. >> reporter: oscar-winning and nominated performances in 1970 films "alice doesn't live her anymore." >> i hate that place. i said i hate it and i was right. >> reporter: and "the exorcist" and 2000's, "requeum for a dream." and "house of cards," which she was a primetime nominee. >> i am a mother. i am a mother. >> when i was 7, i remember writing my first oscar acceptance speech. >> reporter: do you remember what you said? >> i thanked the academy for this great honor.
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>> reporter: born edna ray giluli in detroit, burst out in "fair game" in the '50s. the first of a dozen roles on stage, making her way through hollywood, at a time when women were taking on stronger roles in film. what have you been thinking about the #timesup, #metoo movie. >> we've been living through this for centuries. we've been living in a patriarchty. it's being brought to the attention of men and women that equality is needed.y. it's being brought to the attention of men and women that equality is needed. and possible. >> how do you feel your career would go if you were coming up today? >> i think if i were starting today, i might have a different attitude about my own equality. i didn't have that then. when i put out "live here together" at warner brothers,
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they asked if i wanted producer credit. i said no. i want a good part to play. i'm like -- you know. that was the consciousness at the time. >> reporter: do you remember at what point you felt like you had come into your own? that you had developed into this person who you are now? >> i'm still working on it. i haven't gotten anywhere near feeling that i've grown enough. i still feel like, i didn't even learn french for god's sakes. i'm nowhere near happy with where i've gotten. >> reporter: really? >> as long as i'm alive, i want to keep growing. >> reporter: what are you most proud of? >> i have the most wonderful son. he's a really good man. thoughtful, open, caring, loving. he's a good father. and for somebody who didn't have a father, to actually mother a man who is a good father, i must
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say i'm proud of that. >> reporter: i have spoken to a number of actors. almost every one of them says there's one great role out there. do you feel that way? >> just one? i'm always looking for a great role. creativity is such an incredible thing to carry. and it promotes a kind of hunger for more. >> reporter: so, you're not done? >> done? i'm just starting. >> ellen adding another movie to her filmography. >> thank you, al. another a
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what a cool morning. you're just getting started, hoda. >> we're going to have different celebs filling in.
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ell ellie kemper and jane krakowski. it's going to be crazy. >> and you have a hot chef. is this someone that's warm or good-looking? >> i want you the tune in for that. you'll know. >> the mind boggles. i )m - -... san francisco plans to add 44- million dollars in funding for the city )s emergency services. that reportedly includes a huge investment in 9-1-1 dispa atc very good morning to yo. i'm laura garcia. the city plans to add for services that includes 911. $8 million will go towards hiring new workers. in the past san francisco has been criticized for emergency response time. our investigative unit found one call in january of last year it
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took more than 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive. happening now, the mayor is laying out his funding plan in about an hour. we have a crew there coming up on the midday newscast. and you can link to the south bay surge on our home page. making false claims. as lieutenant governor, he skipped many of his duties, saying the job was "so dull," he only shows up to work at the state capitol "like one day a week, tops." the same gavin who, as mayor, "split town" during a massive oil spill and "jetted hawaii." gavin's not gonna work... as governor.
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i support the affordable care act, and voted against all trump's attempts to repeal it. but we need to do more. i believe in universal health care. in a public health option to compete with private insurance companies. and expanding medicare to everyone over 55. and i believe medicare must be empowered to negotiate the price of drugs. california values senator dianne feinstein and - keeping quiet. our consumer investigator looks into confidentiality agreements. what you need to consider - before signing. )today in the bay ) - 4:30 to . good morning, it )s 7:26... good morning, it )s 7:26...
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marshall tuck will change that. in california, 3 million kids can't read at grade level. tuck turned around struggling schools, raising graduation rates over 60%. marshall tuck for state superintendent.
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marshall tuck. [ applause ] good morning, everyone. welcome to the show. thank you for joining us. i'm megyn kelly. roseanne barr had the hottest sitcom on television. today, she's out of a job. her racist tweet early monday morning about varie jarrett, an aide to former president obama was the end for her. abc canceled the "roseanne" reboot within hours. her management company dropped her. and the reruns of her original show are being pulled. nbc's craig melvin has more reporting, including roseanne barr's all-night tweet storm. >> reporter: overnight, barr returned to twitter, sending out several apologies. don't feel sorry for


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