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>> we hope you stick around, we'll be back with an update. don't forget to join us for nbc news at 11:00. thanks so much for starting your day with us. have a great day. good morning. from bad to worse. virginia thrown into chaos with . good morning. from bad to worse, virginia thrown into chaos with another high ranking official embroiled in a new black face scandal. the state's top three lawmakers each facing growing controversies. calls for their resignations getting louder. >> this week has made me sick. >> so where does it go from here? calling his bluff. ignoring president trump's state of the union warning about investigating him, house democrats launch a sweeping new probe of his business and personal finances. we are not going to be
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intimidated or threatened by the president. >> the president not happy about it. >> it's called presidential harassment. >> the latest in a live report from the white house. saying sorry again. embattled senator elizabeth warren publicly apologizes after it's revealed she identified as american indian on a key legal document. >> i am not a member of a tribe. and i have apologized. >> the controversy flaring up days before she's set to formally kick off her presidential campaign. those stories plus picking up the pieces. new questions after a massive gas explosion and fire in san francisco torching homes and businesses. baby on board. the frantic moment a father realizes he left his infante on a train after stepping outside for a smoke break. and a very brady reunion. >> welcome to the original exterior brady bunch house. >> five decades later we're heading home to the beloved tv
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family of all time. >> it is really 50 years? >> the special project that brought the brady kids back together, today, thursday, february 7th, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> thank you for joining us on this thursday morning. we're so excited about the brady bunch story. >> two grown women to be excited. it's incredible. so many memories. there's the house. they are renovating it. >> amazing. we'll get to that story in just a little bit. our top story virginia's government in a growing state of crisis with its top three leaders now embroiled in a scandal. nbc's jeff bennett is in richmond with the latest developments on this. . jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. scandal is spreading across the state capital. the governor is still refusing
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calls to step down over that black face photos as two demonstrate officials in line behind him to assume leadership are facing scandals of their own. this morning the virginia capital in crisis. with the commonwealth's governor and lieutenant governor facing a cloud of controversy, virginia's attorney general second in the line of succession, now admits he too once wore black face. mark herring in a statement of apology said in 1980 he and a group of college friends put on wigs and brown makeup to attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time. it comes as governor ralph northam barely hangs on the his job following his own black face photo. northam now denies being in the photo, while recalling and regretting having darkened his skin to dress up like michael jackson for a dance contest in 1984. >> this week has made me sick.
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just made me sick. from friday to now it's been one bit of bad news after the next and it's all been shocking. and surprising. >> those scandals sending shockwaves as the woman accusing lieutenant governor justin fairfax of sexual assault is breaking her silence. dr. vanessa tyson a college professor saying in a statement that a 2004 encounter with fairfax which she says started as consensual kissing turned into a sexual assault. tyson says fairfax has tried to brand me as a liar to a national audience in service to his political ambitions. fairfax who has said their interaction was 100% consensual and denies a sexual assault released a new statement of his own saying i wish her no harm or humiliation nor do i seek to denigrate her or silence or voice. but i cannot agree with the description of events i know is not true. >> i'm trying to figure out
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facts. i'm not calling for anybody's resignation. i don't plan to. i got to learn what's going on and ask people not to rush to judgment. >> virginians fed up. >> you have the highest hopes for your own state. and, you know, this definitely isn't anything to be proud of by any means. >> the leadership of the state needs to figure it out and needs to do the right thing. we have no idea what will happen here. if these scandals bring down those top three leaders then what happens? who will be the governor? >> reporter: if the governor, lieutenant governor and the attorney general were all to resign then the governorship would fall to the virginia house speaker who is a conservative republican named kirk cox. he became house speaker by the way as a result of a close race that was determined bay name being pulled out of a bowl. the path forward to say the very least is very unclear. >> all right. jeff in richmond. thank you. also this morning democrats
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on capitol hill are launching a sweeping new investigation into the president's finances despite his pointed warning to them during the state of the union. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the latest is that the president is already lashing out this morning at democrats for defying him. in one tweet accusing democrats of unlimited presidential harassment and in another saying the dems and their committees are going nuts, a continuation of witch-hunt. the house intelligence committee's new chairman adam schiff announcing a sweeping five point probe of president trump's businesses, personal finances, and possible ties to russia. >> the president has gotten used to the idea that congress doesn't do oversight because for the last two years the republican majority has essentially been missing in action when it comes to being a co-equal branch of government. >> reporter: the president hitting back calling adam schiff a political hack. >> no other politician has to go
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through that. it's called presidential harassment. and it's unfortunate. it really does hurt our country. >> reporter: adam schiff responding on twitter writing i can understand why the idea of meaningful oversight terrify if is the president. several of his close associates are going to trial. it comes just hours after the president warned about what he called ridiculous partisan investigations during the state of the union. >> if there is going to be peace and legislation there cannot be war and investigation. >> reporter: it's not the first time the president has spoken out about investigations into his finances. telling this to the "new york times" back in 2017. >> if mueller was looking at your finances, and your family finances unrelated to russia, is that a red line? >> would that be a breach? >> i would say yes. >> obviously other leaders of congress are weighing in on all
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of this. what are you hearing? >> reporter: not surprisingly the reaction is largely falling along party lines. house speaker nancy pelosi called the president's remarks a threat to the legislative branch but house minority leader kevin mccarthy suggested the investigation should end soon. here's the bottom line. democrats are ramping up their efforts today and given that they are in the majority these investigations aren't going away any time soon. >> kristen welker at the white house. senator elizabeth warren is facing a new round ever questions about her past claims of native american ancestry and once again the presidential hopeful is apologizing for the controversy that she cannot seem to shake. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander has more on this. good morning. >> reporter: this is supposed to t be the biggest weekend for elizabeth warren formally announcing she's running for president. but before she even hits the trail she's already off on the wrong foot. >> today i announce --
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>> reporter: 48 hours before elizabeth warren is expected to make her white house bid official. >> i'm also sorry for not being more mindful of this decades ago. tribes and only tribes determine tribal citizenship. >> reporter: she still is struggling to diffuse the controversy that trail her for years surrounding her past claims of american native heritage. >> this is who i grew up believing with my brothers. this is our family story. >> reporter: it comes after "the washington post" unearthed this 1986 registration card for the texas bar showing for the first time in her own handwriting warren identified herself as american indian. warren first mentioned her native american roots during her 2012 senate campaign. >> i consider myself as having a native american background. that's what i said. that's what i am. >> reporter: she was accused of claiming native american
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heritage to advance her career. president trump has taunted her with racial phrases. >> elizabeth warren who i no longer can call pocahontas because she has no indian blood. >> reporter: she took a dna test revealing she has a distant relative. >> you have a native american ancestor. >> reporter: the move sparked criticism from cherokee leaders saying dna test to claim connection to a tribal connection was inappropriate and wrong. warren later apologized. with her eyes set on 2020 and a weekend campaign kick-off in her home state of massachusetts. >> it holds a special place in my heart and i'm excited to share that story with you on february 9th. >> peter, again, she's expected to announce on february 9th. how is this playing in this already kind of crowded democratic field? >> a good question. the bottom line for all these
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democratic candidates there's little room for error right now. the democratic field is already diverse and growing and there's new polling that shows most democrats across the country want joe biden to enter the race and progressive favorite, beto o'rourke will make a decision about his political future whether he runs before the end of this month. all right, peter alexander at the white house. thank you. craig joins the table. another story we're following. >> good morning. a federal investigation this morning shining some new light on a controversial plea deal for a wealthy investor accused of molesting dozens of underage girls. >> this is an important development in the case we've covered many times. this decision to investigate reflects the me too movement potentially touching on the trump administration and many other powerful people. most important, of course, impacts the women who took the risk to come forward with these allegations. jeffrey epstein ran in powerful
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circles and counted on people like bill clinton and prince andrew among his many friends. now a new federal investigation is under way into whether justice department attorneys may have committed professional misconduct agreeing to a 2008 plea deal allowing him to serve just over a year in jail after being accused of having sex with underage girls. the new justice department probe comes after "the miami herald" tracked down many alleged victims. >> i was 16. >> i was 16. >> i started going to him when i was 14. >> reporter: the original report from the palm beach police department were promised money for massages. >> he flipped over and said you can go ahead and take off your shirt and pants. >> reporter: the accounts include accusations from indecent exposure to inappropriate touching and rape.
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according to earlier court filings it's alleged epstein preyed on at least 40 underage girls. >> we believe that this would end up in a prosecution that would incarcerate mr. epstein for the remainder of his life. >> reporter: epstein struck a plea deal in 2008 pleading guilty to solicitation of prostitution and only served 13 months in a county jail. >> one of the most lenient deals for a serial child molester probably in history. >> reporter: the former u.s. attorney who approved the deal is now president trump's secretary of labor. alexander acosta of asked about the plea deal during his confirmation hearing last year. he said there was broad agreement to accept the deal and argued that it was originally a state case. and that the department of justice got involved to ensure epstein got jail time and was forced to register as a sex offender. the 2008 agreement protects epstein and anyone who worked with him from federal charges.
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registered as a sex offender but can travel to homes in new york, florida and the caribbean. this morning we reached out to alexander acosta who has not responded. >> any chance that the plea deal gets overturned? >> that's unlikely. remember that this salel process that has played out. jeffrey epstein spent time in jail. we have a statement from jeffrey epstein's attorney. he tells nbc news it was anything but a sweetheart deal. mr. epstein went to jail, served a period of time in jail and has conformed to his conduct to through well often years. what is possible is that the process itself will be investigated and questioned. and maybe there will be some lessons for the future. >> that sounds like that's what congress is looking into. >> exactly. five buildings were destroyed after a gas explosion in san francisco on wednesday. massive flames, thick black smoke shot high into the air
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from a hole in the ground. officials say the fire erupted after a construction crew ruptured a gasoline and prompted evacuations within a one mile area. the gas company cut off the flow of gas two hours after the fire started and that led to a lot of questions why the gas lines had not been shut off earlier. an investigation is now why areway. >> we'll switch gears and turn it over to mr. roker for a check of the weather. >> thank you for getting your first weather from us. we'll see snow in the rockies. this is genesee, colorado about an hour west of denver and a real mess. that's going to be moving out and moving east, that will at snow. right now we got heavy rain stretching from parts of oklahoma and flood watches all the way into pennsylvania. nashville yesterday four inches of rain. not setting a daily record but a month's worth of rain in one day. winter weather advisory, blizzard warnings on the back side of this system.
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low pressure pushing in. that brings more snow for the upper midwest behind this system. ahead of it heavy rain. more rain for nashville. flooding problems later today. system moves out quickly. lake-effect snow developing around the western great lakes. through friday rainfall amounts anywhere from a quarter of an inch to inch of rain stretching from memphis to binghampton, new york. snowfall heaviest u.p. of michigan into parts of wisconsin and minnesota. we're looking at anywhere from two to 12 inches of snow. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. t butter sandwich? yeah, you sure can. can charlie have one, too? charlie can have one too. ♪ ♪ and one for charlie. (gasp) look mom! charlie took a bite. (with full mouth) unbelievable. feed his imagination, with the fresh roasted peanut taste he loves. where there's jif, there's love.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. live look outside in san francisco. clear start. we're going to start out with some sunshine and chilly temperatures. look at these numbers. below freezing for many of our inland valleys. after a freezing morning, it's going to be a mild day with highs reaching into the mid-50s today. then it's going to be cool tonight. rain moves in tomorrow. we'll see off-and-on showers throughout the weekend and more rain on the way early next week. we'll have more updates on that. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, thanks. coming up, gummy scares. incidents involving marijuana edibles. the latest at an elementary school that led to a big crackdown nationwide. anexclusive. victims speaking out and shares stories to make their voices heard. what happened when our correspondent confronted one of the people accused?
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will see temperatures in the ther 30s, east san jose 40s. many areas will reach up to 55 degrees. rain will be back tomorrow and off and on through the weekend in the early 50s. we only see a break from the showers monday with more rain moving in tuesday and wednesday. today is the day to get outside and take in sunshine because we don't see a lot of that in the seven-day forecast. at times that rain will be heavy. more updates on that. let's get an update from the commute on mike. >> looking at the bottom of the screen. northbound 85 the build. east shore freeway continues to move slower as you might expect. i circled 24 on the walnut creek interchange. there is an issue there. at the top of the screen you see the splitting. the top, toward the walnut creek interchange jamming in concord the volume there.
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fremont, smoother drive. we found sunshine, i don't know if it's warmer out there. >> thanks, mike. another local news update coming up in 30 minutes. ♪ here's the s
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lady ♪ 15, 64, ♪ here's the story ♪ of a lovely lady ♪ who was bringing up three lovely girls ♪ ♪ they were all like their mother ♪ >> it's been 50 years since that episode aired. i'm not ready. i'm not ready to see marsha get bounced in the nose. we're talking about the brady bunch. we're going to take you back to the original brady house. natalie is with all the brady
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kids. yes, we'll call them brady kids. >> as they sing the song together. >> they are renovating the actual brady house that served as a backdrop. >> fun to see how they look now too. i can't wait for the full interview. >> her nose so red. >> we'll get a check on your holly williams. we do begin with the political crisis threatening to take down virginia's top three elected officials. this morning governor ralph northam is refusing to resign over a real estatist photo and now attorney general mark herring admits he ones wore black face. herring said in 1980 he and a grouch college friends put on which is and brown make upto attend a party dressed like rapper. separately a woman went public this week with detailed allegations of sexual assault against lieutenant governor justin fairfax. 5-year-old girl was pulled from the rubble of a building in istanbul, turkey 18 hours after
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that building collapsed. she was found under a pile of concrete. they loaded her on to a stretcher and carried her to a waiting ambulance. the total number of people rescued was 13. the building collapsed on wednesday. unclear how many are unaccounted for. >> surveillance video captured the heart stopping moment when is a train pulled away from a station with the father of a baby on the platform and the little one still on board the train. this happened in cleveland and here we go. you see the man he places the baby carrier on train seat. he walks away to have a cigarette outside on the platform. moments later you see another passenger on train knocking on the glass telling the father the train is about to leave. too late. the door close. it pulls away. the father is running alongside the platform. eventually the passenger on board alerted the driver. within minutes the train returned to the station. the father was united with his baby. that's the sound of moms heads
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exploded every where. what you left the baby to go outside to have a cigarette. >> this one also in cleveland. a growing problem in this country. kids getting sick after unknowingly eating marijuana gummies. stephanie goss has the latest on this. >> reporter: this was definitely frightening for parents when they learned their young children between the ages of 5 and 9 were exposed to gummies laced with thc, the compound in marian that gets you high. yesterdayibles laced with marijuana and its derivatives grow. gummies seem innocent enough until children got sick. now people are wondering why not pot sweet treats led to nine six getting hospitalized. >> she kept saying her stomach
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hurt. she was like mommy i'm a hurt. >> reporter: a scare for this mom. her daughter and all the others are okay. >> her eyes were real big like -- she wasn't acting herself. >> reporter: the boy who brought the tainted gummies to school was the only child to test positive for marijuana. >> not surprising a 5-year-old wants candy. we have to educate our community about these risks. >> reporter: the school sending a voice mail to parents with an important reminder. >> this is a teachable moment for all families to keep items that are potentially harmful to children locked away from their reach. >> reporter: the dangers are real and it's happened before. in the florida last year five middle schooler went to the hospital after eating thc infused candy. 12 illinois high schoolers were hospitalized after eating similar gummies in 2016. as concerns grow over thc in edibles health officials are raising questions about another
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derivative called cbd. doesn't actually make people high but it's touted as a treatment for wide range of treatments from anxiety to pain and cancer. those juices have not been approved by fda. this week new york city's health department cracked down banning businesses from adding cbd to food and drinks until they determine whether or not it's safe. the states of maine and ohio and the city of los angeles are also taking a closer look at cbd. >> we see it every where now. but we don't really know all that much about it, do we, cbd oil? >> cbd is still classified by the federal government as a schedule one narcotic which puts alongside heroin and lsd with the exception of one fda approved prescription drug. researchers have a hard time conducting the kinds of studies that would prove some of this
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stuff. all these claims that are out, there it's tough to know if they are legitimate or not until you have research behind it and tough to do the research. >> you can study it because the federal government thinks it's illegal but the states are legalizing in it. >> is there a movement afoot to change that >> definitely. there's a big push to get the federal government on board with declaring it legal, we're talking about marijuana, legalizing marian is a big conversation. so it's all out there. >> thank you. we'll switch gears and go to mr. roker and get a check of the weather. >> we just got in the 2018 climate report from nasa and noaa. it was delayed because of the government shutdown. this is not some fly by night organization or conspiracy theory this is the government telling you it's the fourth warmest year globally on record. and the last five years we've had the warmest five years on record globally as being the fourth. and what's even more disturbing
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as we look at global records since they've been keeping them, we're talking about the last 42 years we have actually seen consecutive -- 42 years above average global temperatures. that's not good news. now we got the jet stream up to the north. eastern half of the country warmer than normal. cleveland 59. almost 25 degrees above average. new york city 48. jackson 79. colder air is coming. minneapolis today 20. five degrees below normal. by friday chicago you're at 13. 39 in memphis. 48 houston. we stay warm right along the coast along the i-95 corridor but by the time we get to the weekend philly you're 36 at saturday, leave 22 on saturday, that's a lot of extreme weather. we're going to have some more rain moving in. as we start out this morning really chilly temperatures. even in the tri-valley we started below freezing. we do have sunshine. highs today heading in the mid to upper 50s.
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we are going to see that rain coming back tomorrow off and on throughout the weekend. highs only reaching low- to mid-50s. by early next week, we have a break for one day and the next storm system moves in. we are going to stay busy. make sure you keep checking in for more updates. >> you know, elephants hate going to alabama. >> why? >> because there's the tuscaloosa. >> elephants hate going to alabama. because there's the tuscaloosa. >> you should write a joke book. like al's big book of jokes. why not? >> al's big book of jokes. >> check. >> guys just ahead our pop star al's big book of jokes. no. do you have to see what happened when late night seth myer did day drinking. >> then get ready for the brady bunch kids reunited 50 years after the premier at the beloved show's iconic house. natalie was right in the middle of it.
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>> bradley cooper opening up, getting emotional, remembering his father and losing him how it led him to direct and star in "a star is born". >> nbc news exclusive investigation, children ever missionaries sharing their disturbing stories of sexual abuse for the first time and what happened when kate snow confronted one of the accused. right after this. there are a lot of cooking misconceptions out there... like that one that says olive oil is the only 'heart-healthy' cooking oil. mazola corn oil has significantly more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than olive oil... and a clinical study showed it can help lower cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. when it comes to heart-health, one thing is clear... mazola is a smart choice. america's #1 selling heart-healthy cooking oil. [indistinct conversation] [friend] i've never seen that before.
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kate, good morning. >> good morning, guys. the women you're about to meet were kids when their parents joined a group known as new tribes mission, one of the largest evangelical missions in the world, operating in remote parts of more than a dozen countries. while their parents were teaching the bible, they were sexually abused by fellow missionaries. now, they want to make sure it never happens again. >> reporter: if i asked all of you as a group, what's this about for you, is there a word? >> truth. >> justice. >> justice. >> reporter: five women speaking out on national tv for the first time, exposing years of sexual abuse by men devoted to preaching the word of god. as children between the late '70s and early '90s, they lived in some of the hardest to reach places on the globe. ♪ there is power >> reporter: their parents sent to work as christian missionaries by a florida organization then known as new tribes mission. the kids were placed in boarding schools, where dorm fathers were in charge. they would lead devotional
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readings each night, then put the girls to bed. all say that's where the sexual abuse happened. >> he would tuck me in at night, and he would just sit on my bed and stay too long. >> reporter: carrie and bonnie both lived in senegal, west africa, where they say they were abused by their dorm dad, david brooks. over in the philippines, joy, jaasiel and kelly say they were abused by their dorm dad, who was also kelly's biological father, leslie emory. >> he'd put the chair next to my bed and put his hands under the covers. to this day, i sleep with a pillow on either side of me. >> i was roommates with almost every single girl that was molested or raped. i had to pretend i was asleep, as well. >> reporter: you okay, bonnie? >> i need a minute. >> reporter: when carrie finally
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told her parents what happened to her, she says the mission tried to cover it up. >> the mission leadership told my dad on the phone, you are going to ruin this man's ministry if you keep talking about this. >> reporter: so he continued to serve as a dorm dad in senegal? >> yes. >> reporter: after more complaints, the mission let david brooks go back to the u.s. when kelly reported alleged abuse at the hands of her father, she says mission leaders tried to silence her, as well. >> i was called in as a a 15-year-old with three men in a room. they told me to not say anything. >> reporter: her family was abruptly sent back to the u.s. nobody calls the police? nobody tells the authorities in the u.s. at least? >> no. no one. >> reporter: new tribes mission admits, more needed to be done. child abuse in any situation is heartbreaking. our heart goes out to any
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victims, a spokesperson told nbc news. in 2010, new tribes commissioned an outside investigation into only what happened in senegal. it found more than 20 children were sexually abused over two decades, and david brooks, the dorm dad in senegal, was, by far, the biggest offender. your abusers have not been charged with a crime. >> no. >> reporter: are they on a registered sex offender registry? >> no. >> i think that's the scariest thing, is thinking that they're still out there. >> reporter: we tracked down david brooks in a small town an hour south of atlanta. i'd like to ask you some questions about senegal, if i could. >> you may not. >> reporter: i may not? >> you may not. >> reporter: do you want to say whether an investigation found you sexually abused multiple children, do you want to respond to that? >> no response, whatsoever. >> reporter: leslie emery, the dorm dad from the philippines, lives in virginia and agreed to speak. he confessed to abusing
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missionary kids but not his own daughter, kelly. >> i did sexually molest those eight girls there when we were living at the dorm. it always happened at night. everybody was sleeping. >> reporter: do you think you should have gone to jail? >> yeah, should have been decapitated, probably. >> reporter: as adults, every one of these women reached out to law enforcement authorities and were told it was too late to press charges. how many of you worry this might still be happening? >> every day. >> mm-hmm. >> i think about that every day. >> i think that's why this is so important, is just to show others there is no shame. >> reporter: you have strength. >> i'm strong for the little girl that was never able to say anything. i'm strong for her. i'm a strong woman. i'll do my best to protect anybody who sees this and wants to speak out. you can come and talk to me. come and talk to me.
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i will protect you. >> ethnos 360, formerly new tribes, made improvements in child protection policies, have child safety training, and hired an independent team to review on investigate ministry locations. they say staff members were terminated and disciplined. they set up a perpetual fund to assist victims with counseling. the women we interviewed said they were told they reached a limit and are no longer reimbursed for any counseling. two of the women did reach settlements. >> blown away by the strength of these women. >> yeah. >> you wonder, were these two guys ever reported? >> not to law enforcement at the time of the alleged crimes. ethnos 360 told us they contacted several authorities over the years, including, they said, local law enforcement officials where both men were living. we called the sheriffs and the police in virginia and in georgia, and they told us they had no idea that accused
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pedophiles were living in their communities. >> geez. >> these women, it is incredible to see the five of them there, and some of them knew each other's children, presumably. now they found each other. what made them -- what gave them the courage to speak out? >> it is a good question. i asked that, and they said justice. they feel like telling their stories now. obviously, the me too movement and everything that's happened in the past couple of years has given them kind of a new voice, they've felt. they'd never spoken on a national level. they know it'll open floodgates. they have a blog they've been keeping up for years that women have written into. i suspect they'll get a lot more. >> do they still have the boarding schools? >> three are in existence now, ethnos 360, the former new tribes mission. eight children are in the three. it is far less, far less than it used to be. most kids are homeschooled. >> what an extraordinary moment. you pick up the phone and call this man who has been accused, and he says, yeah, i did it, and
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i should have been decapitated. >> it was incredible. i was, obviously, on the inside, feeling a lot in that moment. but he apologized, as well. he feels remorse about what he did. again, has never faced any consequence. >> right. >> legally, it is complicated why that is but, essentially, it was too long ago, and it happened outside of the u.s., before there were laws to protect american kids overseas. >> wow. >> kate, extraordinary. >> thank you. just ahead, the controversial overhaul in the works for certain loans that works for certain loans that will affect millions of well you can always i thibring it backy it. within seven days for a full refund for any reason. like if i become allergic to yellow? sure. or my turtle hates it? okay. what if i become a professional power walker? seems like a strange reason to return a car, but you can. what if the glove box doesn't fit my gloves? well you could try that before you buy it. what if the car and i just don't get along? whatever the reason, carmax will give you a full refund.
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good thursday morning. right now 7:56. a live look outside at the golden gate bridge. we do have clear skies, sunshine, but it is chilly as you get ready to head out the door. after this cold start, we'll see those highs make it into the mid to upper 50s forever all of our microclimates. this the last day of dry weather before we get rounds of rain moving in for the weekend. it's going to be cool and showery off and on and ending with low elevation snow on sunday. by monday we do still have some clouds hanging around but it will be dry. another storm system will be in here by tuesday into wednesday. we are going to see a fairly active weather pattern. today is your day to get outside and soak up some rain. i'll have more updates on all of the rain. now an update on the commute for mike. >> a slow commute through oakland. you see what's the big deal,
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extra slow across the coliseum on the right. heading to 23rd, a disabled vehicle. you see the density of traffic on the map moving to 23rd and into downtown, a disabled truck blocks at least one lane. chp hasn't gotten to the scene. slow as well through the maze but that's standard 6830 slow past interchange, alamo. whatever was going on in lafayette is cleared, slow in the calendar cut. 680 toward fremont and south bay. back to you. >> thanks, mike. happening now firefighters on bethel island still trying to figure out what caused a mobile home fire that killed one woman. this happened early this morning. four others inside the mobile home made it outside safely. on our twitter feed we posted video and images from the scene. still a lot of unanswered questions after yesterday's scary gas line explosion in san francisco. the power is back on this morning but pg&e saying it may take a little bit longer to
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, virginia in crisis. blackface and sexual assault scandals rocking the state's government with three of its highest elected officials now facing calls to resign. >> this week has just made me sick. it's just been one bit of bad news after the next. >> so what happens now? we're live with the latest. plus, bradley reborn. ♪ tell me something, girl >> bradley cooper opens up to willie about his new spot on the pop charts. >> to look at the itunes list and see the number one song in america is by bradley cooper and lady gaga. >> yeah, you know, it is
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overwhelming. >> how he's feeling after his best director snub at the academy awards. then it's time to change. the cast of the brady bunch reuniting 50 years after the show's premiere. >> open the door now! >> carol, what are you guys doing in there? >> part of a new project to renovate their iconic tv home, changing the mantra of real estate from location, location, location, to -- >> marcia, marcia, marcia. >> today, thursday, february 7th, 2019. ♪ and i don't want to be >> celebrating my 80th birthday. >> from mobile, alabama. >> from naples, florida. >> sending all my love back to my fellow nurses at seattle children's. ♪ animal, animal >> morning. we're the sunrise team. >> waking up. >> getting ready for "today."
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>> celebrating my 50th birthday. >> good morning from georgetown, texas. >> celebrating our fourth anniversary. >> celebrating 29 years of friendship. >> welcome back to you on this thursday morning. so happy that you're having your coffee with us this morning. happy for the folks who came outside to cheer, as well. >> also happy that so many folks seem to be participating in our little thing there. >> the little thing called my today's plaza. >> the hashtags, keep them coming. use the my today plaza hashtag on twitter and instagram. >> how much time until the "brady bunch" story? >> countdown. in virginia's capitol this morning, escalating crisis in leadership. there are calls for the state's top three officials to resign as yet another scandal unfolds. nbc white house correspondent geoff bennett joins us from richmond with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: hey, hoda. this morning, scandal is spreading across the state
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capitol here in virginia. governor ralph northam still refusing calls to step down over that racist yearbook photo, as now the attorney general, mark herring, admits he, too, once wore blackface. herring is apologizing for what he said happened when he was an undergrad. he and a group of friends put on wigs and brown makeup to dress as rappers they used to listen to at the time. the woman accusing the lieutenant governor, justin fairfax, of sexual assault, she's breaking her silence, publicly detailing her claim. it is an allegation that fairfax categorically and vehemently denies. and we have president trump weighing in on a twitter. the president says, democrats at the top are killing the great state of virginia. if the three failing politicians were republicans, far stronger action would be taken. three scandals sending shock waves across the state. nobody seems to know what comes next. hoda? >> geoff bennett in richmond, thank you. just one day after the president warned congress about investigating him, house democrats launched a probe into
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his business and personal finances. the new chairman of the house intelligence committee, adam schiff, says the investigation will also look into the president's possible ties to russia. house speaker nancy pelosi says it is the responsibility of congress to exercise oversight, but the president called the investigation presidential harassment. the trump administration is also moving to roll back obama-era restrictions on so-called payday loans. the rules require lenders to check the borrower's ability to repay high-interest loans, often due within 30 days. the trump administration wants to protect consumer's access to credit, but critics say it can be predatory, forcing consumers into high fees and debt. dramatic video from texas shows the frightening moments after a construction elevator and scaffolding collapsed. one worker was dangling off a building several stories aboveground. fortunately, he was wearing a safety line and was able to pull himself up to the roof unharmed.
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however, a woman on the sidewalk was seriously injured by falling debris. two construction workers were treated at the scene for minor injuries. 8:05 almost. >> just about. >> time for the boost. >> i have a fun one for you. we have a cute video that is sew sure to pull on your heartstrings. a toddler in alaska will only go to bed if her beloved pub is in her room. she's tucking the dog into bed. comfy, cozy, okay. like a real, live teddy bear. she snuggles in next to him. furry usually sleeps on the floor. every now and then, jumps into bed, like we see here. as soon as she flops it on her head, gets it just right, she puts her head down and goes to sleep herself. >> so cute. her and furry are ready for a big girl bed. >> exactly. lots more ahead, including, get ready for it, the very brady
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♪ of a man named brady >> oh, a lovely lady. >> we can all sing it, and we have. >> i've seen almost every episode. >> i've not seen one. >> what? >> not all the way through. >> just enjoy. >> i'm ready now. >> it's been 50 years since greg, peter, bobby, marcia, jan, cindy, somehow formed a family. >> to celebrate the milestone, the iconic siblings reyunited fr this special project. natalie may be the most lucky person. >> i am a huge fan. the brady kids in their 50s and 60s. we all feel so young. they teamed up with hgtv for a brady renovation. they're fixing up the iconic la home that served as the backdrop for the beloved sitcom. >> reporter: 50 years ago, three girls and three boys were brought together to form television's most famous family. ♪ the brady bunch, the brady bunch ♪ >> reporter: half a century
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later, they're back together for major housekeeping. >> welcome, natalie, to the original exterior of the brady bunch house. >> reporter: the interior was shot where? >> paramount studios. >> i literally did not know where this place was until 1990. >> reporter: in honor of the brady bunch's 50s anniversary, the inside of the studio city home, never used in the actual show, is being transformed into the house that fans know and love. each surviving cast member responsible for recreating one or two rooms of the split-level, two-story home, right down to the original and avocado green kitchen. >> how did it go today? >> okay. >> good. >> reporter: when you pulled up to the house, what were your thoughts? >> there is this rush of, like, i don't know, nostalgia, you know. it brings back -- it was decades ago, you know. we were kids, pretty much. >> reporter: susan olsen, cindy brady, is working on the girls' bedroom. christopher night, aka peter, is helping design the dining area
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and mike and carol's master bedroom. >> we're working on the partition between mike's ben and the living room. this is where the most famous line ever from the brady bunch came from on the couch. >> marcia, marcia, marcia. >> reporter: maureen mccormick was 15 when she played marcia, marcia, marcia. she'd never set foot into the real brady house until now. >> mike brey addady, open the d. ka carol, what are you doing then? >> reporter: what's your favorite episode or memory? do you have a particular one? >> yeah. i mean, i was so in love with barry, on and off throughout the years. >> reporter: did you ever hook up? >> oh, no. yes, we did. >> reporter: marcia and greg. what goes over here? >> this, to me, is so special. it's the staircase. i mean, so many memories.
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>> reporter: all the running down the staircase in all the episodes. >> we'd always go up the staircase, and there were no bedrooms really upstairs. we'd go up and hide around a corner. we would flirt and talk. it was great because no one could see. it was kind of our special time together. >> reporter: oh, my gosh. look at that. >> yeah. >> reporter: eve plum who played jan has boxes of memorabilia for her time as a brady. >> we have hats that they made. >> reporter: wow. >> we all signed them. >> reporter: she's working on restoring the kitchen and alice's bedroom, rarely seen on the show. >> ah! >> so this is the entrance into alice's bedroom. it originally was a bedroom in the house, and we blocked off some sliding glass doors that were there. i'm going to be working with the designer to bring it back to like we saw on tv. it was really fun to try to recreate something, what, 50 years later. is it really 50 years? ♪ everybody's smiling, sunshine
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day ♪ >> reporter: some things just never get old. ♪ sunshine day ♪ so happy together ♪ it's a sunshine day >> we were singing along with you, natalie. when is this going to get done, this house? >> they hope to have it done, i'm hearing, by september, in time for the 50st anniversary of the "brady bunch" premiere episode, golden anniversary. you'll see the very brady renovation reveal, of course, on hgtv. such a fun project. they're all so into it, of course. >> what a great idea. >> it is a great idea. >> we are, too. >> it is brilliant. >> real into it, nat. thank you. >> thank you, natalie. >> it's our childhood, everything about it. >> half-hour show, aired for five seasons, but it seemed like it was on for decades. >> i feel like i could describe every plot. >> me, too. >> every brady episode. >> who was your favorite brady kid? >> probably, i guess, i liked cindy because she was the
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youngest. i was the youngest. i related to her. >> huh. >> you liked marcia. >> of course you did. >> sure. >> you're like, what is this family? mr. roker? >> as you look at the map right now, you can see, we've got winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings, blizzard warnings, flood watches. we've even got severe weather firing up down through arkansas and on down into texas. we're going to be looking at severe storms today, especially through the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys. icy conditions, parts of wisconsin. sub zero high temperatures in the plains. the cold air is coming back. out west, looking gorgeous. plenty of sunshine. hawaii and honolulu today, about 80 degrees. some snow as you get into anchorage, alaska good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist car carry hau
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kari hall. we'll be heading into the mid-50s today. but tomorrow the rain comes in, starting in the morning in the north bay and moving across the bay area. off and on rain throughout the weekend with cold air remaining and maybe low elevation snow. monday, we're dry but another round of showers on tuesday. >> and that is your latest weather. guys? >> mr. roker, thank you. so what could be controversial about a napkin, right? good question. carson is over in the orange room with the answer. a story that's getting a lot of attention. >> delta airlines and coca-cola are apologizing for distributing controversial napkins to plane passengers. let's take a look at them. here's what the napkin says, because you're on a plane full of interesting people and hey, you never know. you flip over the napkin, and there is a spot for somebody to write a name and a phone number on it. taking it one step further, there's small print that reads, be old school, write down your
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number and give it to your plane crush. you never know. the passengers got the message, and they were not exactly thrilled about it. one tweet we saw says, delta and coke, the napkins are creepy. not a good look. mike writes, creepy, especially after reading the smaller print. swing and a miss. some people were into it though. dale saying, get over yourself. these are fantastic. thank goodness someone is trying to bring fun and joy to flying. both delta and coke issued similar statements. they are apologizing for the napkins, saying they'd already started to try to remove them from all the flights before the social media outcry. there's a saying, the truth is always somewhere in the middle. a lot of the conversation online, basically dasaid, don't hit on people on the plane, but everybody buries their head in their phone. maybe we could talk to each other. >> i wasn't offended. >> i'm not. >> not at all. >> at least they were trying to have a little fun. >> it's a laugh, yeah. >> social media outrage. >> three guys dump their napkin on your seat. >> further application.
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i'm kidding. i'm married. it's a joke. >> carson. >> i kid. >> she's kidding. take us to pop start. >> ina garten, the barefoot contessa, joined seth meyers at the corner bistro in new york for day drinking. they played a game, could seth tell which sauce was ina's recipe and which was the restaurant chain. >> oh, that's good. >> first up, horseradish dip. let's see how seth did. >> uh-oh. okay. >> that's yours. >> you're right. does that mean i have to take a drink? >> yeah, you have to take a drink. >> i'm going to be very drunk. >> have you tried it? >> no. >> are you too good for arby's. >> no. i'll try arby's. wah. okay. second test is barbecue sauce. one of these is barefoot contessa barbecue sauce, and the other is mcdonald's. >> here we go. >> okay.
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what does that taste like? >> like a million mcnuggets i've had in my life. >> that's a dead giveaway. >> the other one is okay. >> isn't that fun? >> so cute. >> this will be a show on primetime on nbc. >> should be. in other news, apparently, cher is a fan of the gaines family. cher loves the hgtv "fixer upper" couple and their kids. we know this because she tweeted about them. she wrote, once in a while, i like to see what's happening with chip, joanna and kids. chip replied, well, auntie cher, kids are doing great. a little cold going around but you noy hyo know how it is. send our love. the gaines clan. a pair opening up about their marriage, hailey admitting her and justin bieber are young kids. i'm not going to lie and say it
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is a magical fantasy. it'll be hard. if you want more on the couple's relationship i pick up the latest issue of "vogue" nationwide on february 19th. up next, alicia keys is going to be the host at the 61st grammy awards. very cool. the previous two years were hosted by james corden. last night on his show, he wanted to offer some advice to alicia to the tune of "shallow." ♪ tell me something, keys ♪ i hear you're set to host this year's grammys ♪ ♪ didn't you host it twice ♪ maybe you could give me some advice ♪ ♪ try not to be scared, act like you've been there ♪ ♪ you know i've won 15 times ♪ if a speech goes long or i hate someone's song ♪ ♪ the host has to be polite
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>> oh. >> i don't know if that was good or funny. >> both. >> everything. >> both. >> right? >> wow. >> everything all at once. >> they sound good together. wow, she'll be hosting this year's grammys. the grammys are sunday. drake and kendrick lead the nominations. good luck to all of them. we have a reveal. a look at entertainment weekly's first ever romantic comedy themed issue. which casts reunited for the issue? >> drum roll. >> the cast of "my best friend's wedding." >> i love that awesome. >> cameron diaz, rupert everett, and julia roberts, getting together to reflect on some favorite memories from the film, including the famous karaoke scene. want to see it? >> really, i allowed the true terror of singing in front of everyone to be alive in me.
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in the scene, i'm staring at him. he's looking at me like, you're okay. you're not going to die. i was like, but i'm dying. >> that means so much to people, that particular scene. >> you two fall in love more, and you become more isolated in your plotting. so many things happening. >> i need to watch this movie again. i don't remember feeling isolated in my plotting. i had you. >> julia roberts hasn't changed. >> not a bit. >> looks better. >> beautiful. >> 22 years ago. >> the lobster restaurant, i'll say a little prayer. >> brilliant. >> for more on the issue, go to today.com and follow love ew style hashtag for more content. the issue hits stands together. we'll have another great cast reunion to share with you. >> this is good. >> we're on nostalgia today. i can't get enough of it. what dao gyou got for a cli? >> kids can be clever, but this little girl's imagination goes wild, even during snack time.
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eating sour cream and onion chips. >> dipping it? >> watch the bag. a little dip. >> i love her. >> i can't. oh, my god. >> there is a picture of dip on the bag, and she's pretending -- not that it needs dip. >> she's so cute. >> oh, that's beautiful. >> double dip all day long. >> thanks, carson. >> thank you, carson. coming up, willie sits down with bradley cooper ahead of his big night at the oscars and the gram grammys. plus, cures for the winter blues. jill is here with a comfy new batch of steals and deals. tara lipinski sharing her secrets for feeling and looking great in the cold. she does both very, very well. first, on a thursday morning, your locali )m ...
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firefighters right now - looking into the cause of an a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. i'm laura garcia. firefighters looking into the cause of an early morning fire that swept through a mobile home killing a woman who lived there. started about 1:00 a.m. at a mobile home park on bethel island. four others inside did manage to get out safely. firefighters managed to keep the fire from spreading. a working smoke alarm for quickly alerting everyone. he also tells us an elderly aunt asleep in the back bedroom was trapped and couldn't make it out in time. a big loss for that family. let's check the morning commute with mike.
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see how things are rolling. >> little better here, laura. you see the traffic, it's not as clustered around the coliseum. i know these are animated cars but this is the comparison. northbound recovering after that disabled vehicle cleared up there at 23rd. see if these are better back before the coliseum. north 880 still jammed. if you can choose between west 580, i would say that's smoother. it will jam up as well. on the east bay, a slower drive south. south bay itself, 280 is the slowest drive from downtown into cupertino. this is the focus that of mu commute. thank you very much. another local news update in half han hour.
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good morning. 8:30 now. it is a -- what is today -- thursday morning. who here knows the date, anybody? february 7th of what month? >> february. >> what year? >> 2019. >> that's right. our plaza knows everything. i did not know today's date, but the plaza helped me out. good morning, everybody. oh, one week from today is valentine's day. >> that's right. >> awesome reminder. i have the crowd moment of the day. where are alicia and jeff? oh, wait a minute. okay, look at these two. first of all, you guys take turns surprising each other on
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your anniversary, right, on trips? >> yes. >> where'd you go last year? >> last year -- >> we went to niagara falls. >> this year, they came here to see us. >> yes, it's my first time in new york. i'm so excited. >> we are so excited. tell us your napes again. >> alicia. >> jeff. >> guess how many grandchildren they have. >> none. >> zero. >> seven grandchildren and an eighth on the way. >> get out. >> in april, yes. >> congrats. >> say hi to the grandkids? >> hi, conner, lily, laura, jalen, jack, rosa lee, soon to be weston. >> is that shocking? >> by the way, you are drop dead gorgeous. your skin, you look 25. >> i am 25. >> 25 she said. >> congratulations. >> your family will be a story on the show tomorrow, if you're 25. ahead, guys, bradley cooper, you can say he's having a little
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moment, nominated for oscars and grammys. willie caught up with him for sunday's sit down. we'll share a little of their conversation ahead. plus, how do you stay fit and fabulous these days, these dreary days of winter when all you want to do is curl up to the sofa? we brought in an expert who knows her way around cold. olympic gold medalist tara lipinski. she has great ideas for indoor workouts, healthy meals, and more. >> bradley cooper could be an egot guy. >> easily. >> down the line. >> grammy, grammy, oscar, tony. >> eventually. also coming up, for those who want to fix their winter blues, we have jill martin here. the newest batch of steals and deals. deals on robes, gloves, and everything to feel cozy. on the third hour of today, kourtney kardashian in the house. she'll tell us why she is lobbying congress to talk about makeup. >> all right. first, a check of the weather. >> let's see what we have for you. starting off with today, we're looking at mild conditions today. let's say friday. talking about the weekend. mild in the east.
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wet weather in the northeast. frigid highs in the plains. northwestern snow. saturday, much colder in the east. it'll extend down to the south. more snow in the northwest. sunday, sunday, we're looking at some light snow in the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys. more snow through the rockies and the pacific northwest. sunshine in new eng good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. still cold as you get ready to head out request below freezing trrgs and the north bay with frosty conditions. as you get ready to head out, we'll see sunshine. a cool day with highs in the mid-50s. the rain will be back tomorrow. make sure you enjoy today. on and off showers for the weekend. cool air remaining. we may see it tail off as low elevation snow. a break on monday and more showers in the forecast on tuesday and wednesday. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thank you so much. hollywood superstar bradley
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cooper is in the spotlight, and he's talking ahead of both the grammys and the academy awards. i think he's nominated for both. sheinelle is here with what he's talking about. >> good morning. cooper pulled triple duty, acting, singing, and making his directorial debut in "a star is born." the movie is up for a slew of oscars, except in one notable category. cooper is opening up about the snub, his experiences as an actor and singer, and the emotional inspiration behind his latest achievements. >> hey? >> what? >> i wanted to take another look at you. >> reporter: from bradley cooper's mouth to the academy's ears. the first-time director's film "a star is born" is nominated for eight oscars, including best actor for cooper and best picture. cooper was excluded from the best director pool, despite his nomination for golden globe in the same category. in a recent interview with oprah winfrey, cooper says he wasn't surprised. >> the first thing i felt was embarrassment, actually. oh, gosh, i didn't -- i didn't
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do my job. >> you know you did. >> i do. >> reporter: the oscar nominee also opened up about his father and the moment that transformed his outlook and approach to life and work forever. >> the two of you, i've read, were very close, and you describe this as a seminole moment in your life that actually shifted into a new reality. >> oh, yeah. >> i read that he died in your arms. >> yeah. >> reporter: cooper's father, charles, passed away in 2011 from lung cancer. >> what was it like for you to bear witness to that? >> um, yeah. it was everything. it was the biggest gift he gave me. the second biggest gift. having me, bringing me into this life, and then him allowing me to be witness to his passing was equally as huge. when he took the last breath, i honestly felt like it went into me. i've never seen anything the
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same since. >> reporter: embracing his own mortality made him stronger, more open, and more willing to fail. ♪ baby, it's time to let the old ways die ♪ ♪ maybe it's time to let the old ways die ♪ >> reporter: many would call his move to direct, act, and sing in "a star is born" risky, but the willingness to fail has paid off. cooper recently sat down with willie about his newfound fame as a musician. >> is it weird to you now? i know you say it, but it is your playing and your voice. the number one song in america o on itunes is by bradley cooper and lady gaga. >> often, things don't work. when they work, you have to take it in. that's what i keep telling myself, make sure to just take it in. what a shame if i didn't. ♪ shallow >> reporter: the number one song
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could be the reason cooper adds grammy winner to his list of accomplishments. "shallow" snagged two nominations, including record of the year. cooper and gaga surprising fans with an impromptu performance of the song during her las vegas show "enigma." ♪ i'm for you >> reporter: though gaga will reportedly perform solo at the grammys on sunday, this tweet from the academy promises the duo will be singing together again at the oscars. ♪ we're far from the shallow now ♪ >> i will tell you something, i was there when oprah was interviewing bradley, and that was the fourth hour. there were several people she interviewed. you could hear a pin drop when he talked about being t when his father took his last breath. we believed him. he understood when she said, will you be nervous on stage with lady gaga singing the song? he said, no, i'll prepare and take the moment and be present and just enjoy it.
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it really put things in perspective that day. it was a powerful moment for him. >> sheinelle, thank you. this is just a teaser. willie sat down with bradley. those two are good friends. they had a deep conversation. we're going to show you some of that tomorrow. then you see the whole thing on "sunday today." we're really looking forward to that. thanks, sheinelle. coming up, tara lipinski. she won welcome gold in figure skating. she's here and will share tips for looking and feeling your best in the wintertime. best in the wintertime.
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we are back with today wellness. the harsh winter weather with make it extra hard to find motivation to go to the gym. that's for sure. we're going to change that. >> we certainly are. olympic gold winning medal figure skater and lifestyle expert tara lipinski is here with tips to stay great in cold weather. >> good morning. >> we sat down with alysa liu who ended up kind of breaking a record that you had set years
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before. >> yes. >> we were struck by her. we were also struck by your moment with her after. >> oh, my goodness. she was the cutest little thing. her face just lit up. she's so talented. if anyone was going to break my record, i'm honored that it was her. >> it was so cute. she was so excited to meet you. we sat down and talked with her, and she said that you said, good for you. records are made to be broken. >> yes. >> that is the sweetest. >> you are a class act, tara. now also are going to get us to the gym in the cold. i have to tell you, i want to sit around in my sweats. >> get cozy. >> i hate the cold, too. as a skater, i kind of like working out in the cold. that may just be me. >> it's you. >> definitely just you. >> i do bar, pilates, but my favorite thing is bands. >> one is for rehab, yeah. >> you can do it while injured because it is low impact. >> what do you do? >> you can do arms. you can step on it and do biceps. these are for your legs. >> wrap them around your ankles?
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>> your thighs. stretch. >> you can do hams, walking squats. >> these are easy to throw in your bag or purse. >> travel with these everywhere. >> what is that guy? >> it is a travel size roller. >> i thought it was when your back hurts, you roll it out or something. >> no. first off, it prevents injury, and it is like, to me, getting a mini massage. >> britt, are you on your back? >> that hurts. >> how are you not screaming in pain? >> i'm feeling it, hoda. >> that one hurts, the i.t. band, but it is so good. >> when is the right time to do the rolling thing? >> i do it before i workout and after. i feel -- maybe it is because i'm vertically challenged -- but i always feel a little taller afterwards. >> all right. >> you roll yourself out. >> yes. >> i never do the same workout twice. >> let's go to healthy food. you're welcome, britt, we're living ye in leaving you. >> you do stop doing the i.t. band. i feel because my background as an athlete, i was always on a
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strict diet, that i can't be on a diet. i can't cut too many things out because i can't stick to it. chocolate isnon-negotiable. this is the best smoothie ever. it is healthy. it is cocao powder, almond butter or peanut butter. >> it is good. >> not all smooties have to be green. >> it is not too sweet but nice. it'd scratch the itch. avocado toast, it has to be a healthy thing. >> i have to have carbs. this is the special ingreed yen ingredient. you're eating the bagel but without the carbs. have you not had this? >> what is it? >> it is so good. the seasoning, you'll put it on everything. >> what is it, everything seasoning? >> it is an everything bagel seasoning. >> you want me to -- >> i'm not doing carbs right
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now. >> oh, my gosh. >> good? >> the seasoning is incredible. >> fine. i'll ask it. >> a tiny bite. it's not going to kill you. >> it'll change your life. >> stop it. >> my husband laughs at me. >> where do you get this? >> he finds me eating this seasoning. it is trader joe's, everything but the bagel. >> i love that. real good. >> take us through your skin care routine. >> i love doing mini at-home facials. summer fridays, they have the best masks. this is the brand-new one, the r&r mask. you leave it on ten minutes. it has rose powder in it, so it is literally putting on a dozen roses on your face. it smellsyat exfoilua exfoiluates and highlights. my makeup artist uses this in my foundation. >> what does it do? >> brightens especially dull skin. it also photo filters. any skin imperfection, it'll photo filter.
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i'll use this when i'm at home without makeup. >> we should put that on the lens at the "today" show. instant corrections. >> this is balm.com. this is my favorite new lip balm. you can use it everywhere. if you have a dry spot, it locks in the moisture. i don't know about you, but i'm always putting on chapstick. >> constantly. >> this one lasts. >> okay. >> nice job, tara. >> thanks for hanging with us. >> thank you. >> you can find these products and more at today.com/shop. just ahead, more cures for your winter blues. jill has her new round of steals and deals. savannah is excited. >> my favorite segment. >> first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ ♪ with the chase mobile app, jason wu could pay practically anyone, at any bank, all while putting on a runway show for new york fashion week. ♪ ♪ he could. or, he could make it even easier - and set up recurring payments to his neighbor. for cat sitting. (meow) whoa. you've groomed her, too. (cell phone vibrating) and now she's ready for the catwalk. life, lived jason's way. chase. make more of what's yours. we are back with a brand-new steals and deals. "today" contributor jill martin needs no introduction, but here she is, jill martin. she has an ultimate winter wish list, bargains on things to keep us cozy.
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>> it's been a bummer with the weather. everyone needs retail therapy. things you want to buy for yourself but may not want to pay full price. now, you have the retail therapy with a deal. >> we have supermodels for our first item. come on down. >> this is a really good one. here are our supermodels in their robes. >> these are cozy. >> these are. >> these retail -- >> i knew it was expensive. i said it to you. >> retail is $225. >> told you, carson. >> velour. if you go to a five-far hotwhfi you'll see them. retail is $225. deal is $69, 69% off. for those who asked, they are machine washable. >> unisex, too, right? >> yes. >> these are awesome. >> thanks, jill. >> reversible, too. >> you look so cute. keep going the rest of the day. >> we will. >> sweaters, that's cozy. what do you have here? >> these are great. cashmere sweaters, something to invest in but you don't want to
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spend a lot of money. it is expensive. retail is $368. two of the best-selling styles. it has a low crew neck here, the little ribbing. >> it is not a v-neck. it is like a round scoop neck. >> highlight your new necklace. it is good to highlight jewelry. you may want to go one size up if you like the oversized sweater look. this is a modern look on the traditional cable knit. retail is $368. deal is $88. 86% off. >> really good deal. gloves, we need these. leather gloves keep your hands warm. >> when something is a deal, i feel like this is the time you go for a pop of color, like go out on a limb, something you wouldn't normally get, like a bright pink or hot blue. retail, $135 to $140. 100% cashmere lining. italian napa leather. again, i love the white with white. >> i like this buttery look. it's pretty. >> chic look with the white. i love that. retail, $135 to $140. the deal, $44.
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that's 69% off. a great gift if you're celebrating, like, valentine's day. >> galentin galentine's day. >> for your girlfriends, i like that. is it one size? >> short length and a longer length. the sizes are on today.com. so the candles, retail, $36.95. what i love about these, and hoda especially will love these because they come in the box almost already wrapped. you can hand these. i love the pattern on the box. it is coming back, which was a classic, the modern way to decorate now. they smell beautiful. $36.95. 60 hours of burn time. the deal is $14, 62% off. >> they really emit good smells? sometimes you get a scented candle and it doesn't take up the room. >> it is super fragrant. that's this. >> how much is it again? >> the deal is $14.
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great deal. >> oh, look at these little lzyd bones. hi, guys. >> in their robes. >> this is what happens when you put tv hosts who wake up at 4:00 a.m. in a tv and blanket segment. >> the palm blanket, retail, $145. it is a bamboo cotton throw with pom-poms on each piside. >> pillows. >> those aren't pillows. that's not my hand. [ laughter ] >> we're like 14, so juvenile. >> are these unisex? >> you bet they are. >> retail is $145. the deal is $58. that is 60% off. >> okay. >> they're really nice. >> love this. >> so soft. >> they're bamboo. >> very soft and nice. i like these pom-poms. so cute. >> they're so cute. get in. >> he's in rem sleep over there. >> who wants to hear the
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products? >> me. >> we have the ropes from frette. the sweaters from inhabit. we have the gloves from portoland. we have the candles and the blankets. find the deals soon. everyone relaxed? >> we should order some food. >> wouldn't that be so great? >> oh, we're on tv. >> back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> good deal
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people want a wood look. we have a luxury vinyl plank called nucor. you get the stylish look of wood. >> check out floor dee and decor for yourself. rock bottom prizes. welcome back. what time is welcome back. what time is it, mr. roker? >> 8:54. >> oh. it's birthday time. i'm sorry. >> yes. >> let's go. let's roll those jars. spin 'em, baby. new birthday friends. first off, happy 105th birthday to mary koyder of boin ton
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beach, florida. the second to her longevity is a positive attitude. bob beadle. a bronze star recipient. we salute you to your service. and you and your wife married for 75 years. happy 100th birthday to madeleine garcia. louise hawkins is from hawaii. an active lady celebrating 100 years. >> where's she from? >> kilauea kona, hawaii. >> mildred cohen of indianapolis, indiana, celebrating 102 years. her secret? chocolate every day. and last but not least, happy 100th birthday to fran patterson of flint, michigan. she loves to shop until she drops with her daughter. >> i love it. isn't there something relaxing
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about doing the show with blankies? you can find more stories that will put a smile on your face, where? >> today all day. >> that's right. the story of a boy who started using his allowance to buy thank you doughnuts for police officers. this mission has now taken him across the country. plus why a woman is selling her luxurious mansion for 25 bucks. >> why wasn't that on steals and deals? >> more oni )m - -... power is now restored in the neighbo very good morning to you. it is 8:56. i'm laura garcia. power now restored in the neighborhood rocked by a gas explosion and fire yesterday in san francisco. the chaotic scene unfolded through most of the afternoon on geary boulevard in the richmond district of the city. amazingly, no one was injured. but the fire destroyed a chinese restaurant and five surrounding
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buildings. firefighters at this point believe fiberoptic crews digging underground breached a gas line. the power is on. gas services nowhere near being restored. the 38 bus line is being detoured around that area. we're on site looking deeper into why it took so long for pg&e to cap the line. he'll join us at 11:00. you can head to the home page for more information. firefighters on bethel island trying to find out what sparked a fire that killed one person. we posted video and images from the scene. ziefrnls the dow is off more than 1% on concerns over china trade talks. san francisco's twitter actually down 10% after its earnings announcement, another local weather update in an hour. rain
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weekend plans. we )re tracking another system that )s moving in. and observing black history rain could change your friday and weekend plans. we're tracking another system moving in. and observing black history month. we look at the port chicago disaster. young black sailors killed in a massive explosion 75 years ago.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. i'm al. we have sheinelle, craig, dylan. our good buddy willie is here. >> good to see you. >> you'll be talking about bratd l bradley cooper. >> did you spe french? >> not this time. you remember that interview? >> yes. >> does he speak french? >> totally fluent. mine is rusty from the mid '90s. it was a one-sided conversation. >> what is a french word? >> souffle. >> there you go. >> is that good? >> can't go wrong with that. >> i didn't know what you'd say. one of the byproducts of the government shutdowne

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