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a bit. we'll leave you with a live look at oakland. the storm is starting to rolling in. we're back for more local updates at 7:25. good morning. desperate search for survivors. rescue efforts intensify across the south in the wake of the deadliest tornado outbreak in years. a number of people still unaccounted for. destruction as far as the eye can see. lester holt is there talking with families who suffered unspeakable loss. >> she was the air in my lungs. under pressure. house democrats launch a far-reaching new investigation of president trump and his inner circle. >> there has to be a check on the executive. we have to protect the rule of law. >> how the white house is firing back.
shock and heart break. luke perry's "90210" costars and fans paying tribute to him in the wake of his untimely death. those stories plus on the road. inside melania trump's rare cross-country road tour. mega millions mystery solved? someone finally claims that $1.5 billion jackpot. but not without a twist. and miracle in the mountains. >> it was starting to drizzle. so i knew we had to find shelter fast. >> the young girls rescued after two days lost in the woods open up for the first time about their grueling ordeal. >> i was so happy that i hugged daddy and mommy so tight. >> "today," tuesday, march 5th,
2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. welcome to "today." thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning. a very busy news morning especially in alabama. >> unfortunately down south they are still looking for survivors. >> that is our top story this morning. >> emergency crews holding out hope of finding survivors in the wake of sunday's devastating tornadoes. lester holt is live in one of the hardest hit areas. smith station, alabama. lester, good morning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning to you. spite the damage around me where we are, thankfully no deaths here in smiths station. but the story far more grim in another lee county community beauregard where dogs and drones have been searched to search for victims. we expect an update on that search today. already we know multiple family members and several children are
among the nearly two dozen dead. thor this morning, the search intensifies for survivors even as the death toll arrives. >> i'm still finding body parts down the hill. >> reporter: among three children are among the 23 dead from the storm with several people still unaccounted for. >> as we speak, we are wrapping up identification of those 23. >> there is a huge tornado. >> reporter: the twister leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. both physical and emotional. >> each of us mourns the loss of life of our fellow alabamians. >> reporter: in the town of beauregard, trees lay shredded and homes shattered. a nearly mile-wide path of destruction and a terrifying reminder of the storm's power. >> the tornado that hit lee county did the most significant damage.
we are upgrading that to an ef-4. estimated wind speed of 170 miles per hour. a monster tornado. >> reporter: some like homeowners liz and jonathan hickman were lucky. >> we huddled up and all of a sudden it sounded like a train or something coming through. i got up and opened the door and looked out and it was just, everything was just about gone. >> reporter: others suffered unspeakable loss like ashley and david thornton. their 10-year-old daughter taylor was staying overnight with a friend and was among those killed. her father rushed to the scene but was stopped by police. and you told the police, obviously, who you were looking for. >> and that's -- they were very, very kind to let me come be with her. and i'm very appreciative of that. they let me help carry her out. so i got to help a little bit. >> reporter: what do you want us to know about your little girl?
>> she was perfect. she didn't cause any problems. >> did not have a mean bone in her body. >> she was the air in my lungs. >> reporter: for alabama, the time for rebuilding will come when the time for mourning is over. >> so devastating to hear those parents, lester. you did say first responders are still out there looking for survivors. are you hearing any more on that? >> reporter: well, they have -- they say they have pretty much searched the areas of concentrated damage and now they're kind of moving out from there. they're dealing with varying numbers of unaccounted for, meaning people who might have been in homes that no one has seen since. or people who they just don't know where they are. they're trying to tabulate that. they'll hope to get a better picture on that later today. >> i can't even imagine sitting across from those parents that just lost their 10-year-old little girl. how are they holding up? how's the community holding up?
i mean, you ask that question, it's like how do you put it into words? >> reporter: yeah. it is so devastating emotionally. what you see here and frankly in so many situations like this is people stop thinking of themselves and think of others who are in, perhaps, a worst situation. even where i'm standing right now until we left here at night fall, there were still volunteers out here with chain saws, even backhoes. and we see people here this morning as the sun comes up. >> yeah. people helping people. all right. lester, thank you so much. of course you're going have a lot more tonight on "nbc nightly news." now to the new investigation in washington. it was just launched by democrats on the hill into possible corruption, obstruction of justice, and abuse of power by the president and members of his administration. we've got two reports this morning. we'll start with nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. the investigation is sprawling and the president is reacting this morning blasting the
democrats in charge of the investigation in a tweet just about an hour ago. calling them stone cold crazy. this morning the pressure is mounting on president trump. overnight house judiciary committee chairman jerry nadler defending his sweeping investigation into the president and his administration. >> there has to be a check on the executive. we have to protect the rule of law. that's what we're doing here. >> reporter: while the inquiry could lay the groundwork for impeachment proceedings, nadler insists the democrats aren't there yet. >> the goal isn't to decide his impeachment. it may come to that if the facts show that. it may not. >> reporter: requests 81 people in groups associated with the president. including donald trump jr., jared kushner, allen weisselb g weisselberg, sean spicer, and steve bannon. looking into what the committee calls allegations of corruption,
ok instruction, and abuses of power. democrats also appear to be focusing on key events in 2016 including that meeting between trump family members, campaign officials, and a kremlin-linked attorney. and those hush money payments. president trump asked about the investigation by nbc's hans nichols. >> are you going to cooperate with mr. nadler? >> i cooperate all the time with everybody. and you know the beautiful thing? no collusion, it's all a hoax. >> reporter: overnight, sarah sanders responding calling the investigation disgraceful and abusive adding democrats have embarked on this fishing expedition because they are terrified that their two-year false narrative of russia collusion is crumbling. democrats are pressing ahead with their investigation even before the report by special counsel robert mueller is turned over to attorney general william barr. a justice department spokesman confirms barr has decided not to recuse himself from overseeing the mueller investigation.
citing a recommendation from senior career ethics officials. >> well, kristen, james comey former fbi director is speaking out about the mueller report this morning. what's he saying? >> reporter: that's right.akingn "the washington post." and comey is essentially calling for attorney general william barr to be as transparent as possible about the report by special counsel robert mueller once it is, in fact, turned over. comey argues that providing detailed information about a completed investigation of intense public interest has long been a part of justice department practice. he cites a number of cases including his own controversial handling of the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. now, it's also worth noting even a number of trump allies, his own son included, donald trump jr. are calling for the report to be made public. there's no word on when mueller is going to submit that report to the attorney general, but it could be within days or weeks. >> kristen welker at the white house, thank you. craig joins the table with another story tied to the white
house. >> good morning. melania trump wrapping up her first overnight trip today. morgan radford joins us with more on that. >> it's a big deal a ena big day. this is part of a two day, three-city tour. her be best campaign. it's focused on improving children's welfare and promoting kindness. but some critics say her mission is compromised by her husband's behavior. melania trump stepping out on her first-ever cross-country tour this week. on monday visiting an elementary school in oklahoma. followed by a tech trip. >> children know more than parents. especially in this age. and they just -- they're very comfortable with computers and online.
so parents, they need to watch what children are doing. >> reporter: it's all part of her be best public awareness campaign focused on keeping kids healthy, protecting them against online bullying, and preventing opioid abuse. >> children today face so many issues and she wants to help them tackle as many as she can. >> reporter: it's a rare trip for the traditionally private first lady who first announced her be best campaign last year. >> let us teach our children the difference between right and wrong. >> reporter: it's a platform she's been criticized for in light of her husband's behavior on twitter and elsewhere. >> all of a sudden they're trying to take you out with [ bleep ]. okay? [ bleep ]. >> his action is his action. and i tell him that. i know i will be hit with criticism to talking about cyberbullying, but it will not stop me to do what is right. >> reporter: the first lady also raised eyebrows after this comment.
>> i could say i'm the most bullied person on the world. that's why i'm involved and focusing social media. >> reporter: now looking to spread some positivity coast to coast. >> referee: this is your writing? beautiful job. >> reporter: hoping to shine a spotlight outside of the washington beltway and make some headlines of her own. >> so morgan s, is there a chan some of the campaign becomes actual policy on capitol hill? >> that's what her director of communication said. she hopes some of this can come to capitol hill in the next year or so and become policy specifically looking at those programs that are particularly successful in hoping to replicate them. but she also said that, look. this is a year about learning and figuring out the process. she says she does hope to see something come about it. but this is a way for her to turn those ideas into action. >> all right. morgan radford, thank you. also this morning, new tributes pouring in for luke perry after the beloved actor's
sudden and shocking death. he was just 52 years old. joe fryer joins us now from l.a. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. luke perry's family confirms he passed away monday in l.a. after suffering a massive stroke last week. he was surrounded by family including his fiance and his two children jack and sophie. this morning he is being remembered by fans and celebrities who first got to know him on "90210" nearly 30 years ago. from the moment tv sets first blared that iconic theme song, luke perry became a heartthrob. >> welcome to pair dice, man. welcome to your dream come true. >> reporter: but this morning he's being remembered simply for his heart. >> i love you. >> reporter: beverly hills 90210 costore shannen doherty tells people, i am in shock, heartbroken, devastated by the loss of my friends. i have so many memories with luke that make me smile and that are forever imprinted on my heart and mind. jennie garth telling the magazine, such a special person.
i share my deep sadness with his family and all those who loved him. torrey spelling saying i'm in utter shock and heartbroken. ian ziering saying i'm forever in shock. god, please give him a seat close to you, he deserves it. >> order anything you like, okay? >> reporter: perry first appeared on the soap opera "another world" before getting the part of dylan mckay. >> i loved you. i trusted you both. >> we didn't plan this, bren. >> donna martin! >> dad! >> reporter: making him a teen idol. >> we want luke! >> reporter: someone who could generate a deafening frenzy just by appearing at a mall. perry often drew comparisons to james dean. >> i always thought that i would succeed somehow. you don't think it's going to be like this.
i certainly didn't think it would be like this. >> reporter: there were movies like the rodeo film "8 seconds," but the small screen was a specialty. he even played himself on "the simpsons." >> and what are you making, side show luk perry? >> a 19th century carousel. >> reporter: he also had a guest appearance on "will & grace." >> i was just looking at the beautiful specimen right outside your window. >> reporter: perry was introduced to a new generation of teens with his latest role in "riverdale" the series based on the archie comics. >> i hate to ask this, but did you get that in a fight with jug head? >> reporter: through it all, he said he was grateful for "90210." >> i guess i'll see you around. >> i guess. >> reporter: and the one fans will remember most as they say good-bye. after learning about perry's death, production on "riverdale" was shut down for the day.
the producers called him a father figure and mentor to the young cast. >> thank you. his passing just struck so many people. i just saw one that urgent hit on the phones, it hit me in a strange place i didn't expect. >> i think so many people grew up with him and adored him and admired him. and the fact he's 52 years old and it was a stroke. it's just shocking. >> my wife yesterday was in mourning for several hours. she said that growing up, you know, northern virginia, no one was cooler than dylan mckay. no one. >> well, on the medical piece of it, just ahead we're going to have more on this. the warning signs of a stroke everybody should know. guess what. it does happen more often than you think with someone as young as he was. we'll get to that. first let's get a check of the weather. >> all right, guys. thank you. and thank you for getting your first weather with us. between this morning and tomorrow morning, you've got freeze warnings all the way to the southeast. 220 million of us are below
freezing from coast to coast and border to border. so it is cold out there. look at these temperatures. in fact, for today right now, it feels like minus 6 in flint. minus 5 in peoria. beckly, west virginia, 14. tomorrow morning it's going to feel like minus 9 in minneapolis, 13 in atlanta, 9 in new york city. thursday, stretching from omaha where it's going to feel like zero. charlotte, 28. boston a windchill of 4. the good news is we will see some moderation coming. by saturday, wichita will see 59. 62 in paducah. atlanta, 66. up in chicago, you're going to be balmy at 46. new york city by saturday, 41 degrees. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. it's your problem.
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then by tonight we'll start to see times in the rain where it gets heavier and pours for a little while with the gusty winds and tapers over to more scattered activity. during that time we're looking at a half inch of rain. for most of the south bay as well as a tri-valley and higher amounts, it will also be windy tomorrow, moving out by thursday. a brea on friday before more scattered showers come back into the bay area on saturday. let's get a look at the commute from mike. >> the san mateo bridge web, near the high rise, records of a milk crate in lanes. i do see speeds looking better, so they may have done that correctly. silicon valley also slows, but san jose has had a tough recovery from earlier crashes.
it's always fat tuesday for me. >> happy mardi gras. celebrating. new orleans will be wild in a couple of hours. >> you bring the spirit of new orleans for us every day. we are ready to party. is this when you get the cake with the baby? >> that's right. >> we love that. we will start with a check of the other headlines. rescue crews combing through the debris searching for more victims of sunday's deadly tornados, several people still unaccounted for.
at least 23 people killed in the category 4 cornhusktornado that trail of destruction. winds reached 170 miles per hour. it is the deadliest tornado since 2013. more than 80 people were arrested in sacramento last night during a protest. the protests came two days after prosecutors announced they will not file charges against the police officers who shot clark almost one year ago. officers said they thought the 22-year-old had a gun. it turned out to be a cellphone. a second review of the shooting is being conducted by the state attorney general. that report is expected to be released soon. a winner of a $1.5 billion jack popot has come forward in south carolina. the identity of this person remains a mystery. south carolina is one of eight states that allowed winners to remain anonymous. the lucky winner elected to
collect a one-time payment worth more than $877 million. that's the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in american history. now to new reaction this morning to that troubling michael jackson documentary. >> the second part of "leaving neverland" aired last night followed by a special featuring oprah and the two accusers at the center of the film. morales following the story. >> reporter: while the accusations aren't new, the specifics and details have horrified so many, prompting longtime jackson supporters to question how this alleged abuse could have gone on for so long. and a warning once again, the allegations are disturbing. >> people all over the world are going to be in an uproar and debating whether or not michael jackson did these things or not.
whether these two men are lying or not lying. >> reporter: oprah weighing in on "leaving neverland." >> for me, this moment transc d transcends michael jackson. it's much bigger than any one person. this is a moment in time that allows us to see this societal corruption. it's like a scourge on humanity. >> i just wanted to maybe sometime tomorrow -- >> reporter: it comes after part two of the documentary where two men say jackson groomed them for abuse by befriending their families and helping them financially and said they would all go to prison if anyone found out about their sexual interactions. >> michael told me that i had to lie. and that's what i did. i lied. >> i know michael very well.
i know he wouldn't do anything like that. >> reporter: oprah referencing when the one man first spoke up. >> that triggered you to feel what? >> i panicked. like i was being caught. it was just like -- it was just that body panic. then you go, okay, he is getting help. he is further along. maybe i can be like that. >> reporter: they both previously testified that jackson never touched them inappropriately. robson taking the stand for the defense in the singer's 2005 child molestation trial. jackson was acquitted. jackson's family and his estate, which is suing hbo for $100 million, call the film one sided. as with virtually everything about jackson, reaction to "leaving neverland" has been swept and intense with strong opinions on both sides.
it takes days to recover from this documentary. while wendy williams defebnded jackson. >> i don't believe a word of anything in this documentary. >> reporter: many of jackson's fans say the allegations have forever tarnished his work. michael jackson is a staple of my childhood and adulthood that i don't know what to do with myself writes one conflicted fan. oprah acknowledging that she may take heat for taking on the king of pop. but that for her, a sexual abuse survivor, the message is too important. >> these two men did not feel abuse until much later on in life. when you are a child -- this is the message i want every parent to hear -- you don't have the language to explain what is happening to you, because you have been seduced and entrapped. >> as you mansione ementioned,
conversation online. i saw a lot on twitter. some folks in support of the men for speaking out. a lot speaking out against the film. how real has the backlash been? >> the backlash is very, very real. oprah even took heat. as she expected she would on social mxpected she would on social media by many of the most loyal michael jackson fans. many just refuse to watch and, again, question the credibility and the motives of robson and safechuck. as the night progressed and if you watched all four hours, there was a lot of support as well, you know, especially again from those who watched and then watched oprah's conversation afterwards. they found it hard not to believe them, hard not to support them. it was extremely powerful and very emotional, and as oprah said, it's a conversation that we need to be having in this #metoo era. >> natalie morales for us, thanks, nat. >> here's the key thing natalie just said, a lot of the criticism is coming from people who have not watched, and i think at a minimum f you're going to have an opinion about whether these two are telling
the truth, you have to hear their story. and it includes his denials, michael jackson's denials. >> it does. >> but at least hear them out if you're going to have an opinion about it. >> and you know, going in i know you've seen almost all of the second one, i've only seen the first one, you go in, for me at least with some preconceived ideas because you've heard the whispers and rumors for years. i grew up with two idols, michael jackson and bill cosby. you go in with these ideas and watch just the first two hours, your entire perception of michael jackson and the legacy. >> it's interesting. i covered the michael jackson trial in 2005 in santa maria, california, i remember when rwae robson testified. it was devastating for the prosecution. there were all these suggestions in the prosecution's case, what about these boys like wade robson, and now these boys, now grown men come in and say michael jackson didn't do anything to me. now if you watch this documentary it unravels the story including why wade robson
decided to testify on behalf of michael jackson when he says, of course he was lying. you know, you just -- you have to watch it to understand and to really form an opinion. it's very, very powerful. >> and with that we have no segue to weather. >> all righty. >> take it away. interestingly enough, going back to yesterday's tornado down in alabama, we now -- we know that tornado alley, the great plains, south dakota to texas, this is the highest frekt pquenf tornados. we've seen in a recent study that actually we're watching a moving of the tornado alley to the east. there's a downward trend of the traditional tornado alley and an upward tick, an increased number of of ef2 tornados midwest to the southeast. we're seeing an enhanced danger. tornados occurring in higher populating areas. rolling terrain makes it dangerous. in this area now there are more deaths from tornados than the traditional tornado alley.
they're even more rain wrapped so it makes them harder to see. we're going to be watching t good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are under a microclimate weather alert, as we see widespread light rain moving across the bay area. you will have to deal with the rain off and on today. landlord be breaks, but we are expecting the rain to get heavier into the overnight hours, and early tomorrow morning, some pockets of heavy rain moving in, and then it gradually tapers over. it looks like another round a saturday. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah. al, thank you. still ahead we pay tribute to luke perry, and we're also going to talk to a doctor to find out what everyone needs to know about the warning signs of a stroke. he was just so young. big news for kylie jenner, this morning named the youngest
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caroline carrico are back home with their parents sharing their story of survival. >> we found shelter, a tree branch close to the ground, and we had my sister's rain jacket to keep us warm. >> on friday, the 8 and 5-year-olds asked their mom to g go on a walk. >> we wanted a little tiny more adventure, but i wanted more. >> even though their mother said no, the girls wandered away from their rural humboldt home. >> it really is a miracle. >> reporter: surviving on granola bars and drinking water droplets off leaves, the girls used their survival skills. >> it started to drizzle. >> reporter: with temperatures near freezing, caroline was afraid in part because they call this mountain lion country where attacks can be deadly. >> when my sister cried the whole night, so i told her to think happy thoughts of our family. >> reporter: with over 200
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good tuesday morning. right now at 7:56, we were under a microclimate alert, with light rain across the bay area. we'll see this coming in waves, as we track it on storm ranger. we'll see breaks in between, but the rain will get heavier through the night. as we take it by hour by hour, we do see a bit of a break, but there will be rain chances in the forecast. then we start to see the activity ramping up by about 8:00 tonight into earlier tomorrow morning, with times we may have heavy rains and gusty winds. it does start to taper off by tomorrow into early thursday. we are looking at mostly sunny sky heading into friday. then another round of rain on saturday. with all of this we're expecting
about an inch of rain for much of the area. mike has an update on the commute. san jose's drive has water on the lens, but it looks like it's moving more smoothly, but still lo on the capitol express way. all showing a build over -- and of course pushing north through san jose. the rest of silicon valley is west, but not a major problems. all around the bay, that is your concern with jamming up in the short freeways, the time from highway 4 is almost an hour, but very slow on all approaches. happening now, another step in the road to recovery for people who living loon the russian river. guerneville schools are open against for the first time since last week's devastating flooding. in just a few hours, the south bay's most popular film fest gets under way. it runs 13 days, expecting to
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it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, trail of destruction, search and rescue operations expanding after the deadliest tornados in five years tore through the south. >> each of us mourns the loss of life of our fellow alabamaians. >> what we are learning about the victims and the incredible stories of survival. >> we huddled up, and all of a sudden it sounded like a train or something coming through. plus, remembering luke perry. >> welcome to paradise, man. welcome to your dream come true. >> we'll take a look back at his life and legacy as tributes pour in for the beloved star.
>> i always thought that i would succeed somehow. you don't think it's going to be like this. >> this morning how he's being remembered and what we should all know about the warning signs of a stroke. and then when joanna met j.lo, the fixer upper star set to remodel the home of jenny on the beach. the remix you're not going to want to miss, today tuesday march 5th, 2019. michigan state university students, spending spring break in the city. >> sending love to mechanicsville, maryland. >> best friends from tulsa, oklahoma! ♪ >> we watch the "today" show in california! >> from valparaiso university! >> celebrating my 30th birthday on "today"! >> i love it. >> welcome back to "today" on this fat tuesday morning.
thank you all for joining us, some people from new orleans celebrating mardi gras with us on the plaza. >> you know what, if you can't celebrate with us on the plaza, fear not. we'd love for you to do it from your phone. record a quick shoutout, share it with the mytodayplaza hashtag on twitter or instagram and you could be on the "today" show too. we have a busy morning, search crews are combing through the destruction looking for more victims of those deadly tornados in alabama. nbc's gabe gutierrez joins us with the latest there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the national weather service is calling this a monster tornado. you can see some of the damage behind me here in smith station as well as from the air. homes were ripped apart here and lives were strhattered. some of the most extensive damage was in nearby beauregard. we were able to go there yesterday and speak with some of the victims. one man told me he was at the home of his long-time partner of
more than 20 years. the national weather service says that tornado was an ef-4, packing winds of 170 miles per hour. carving a path of destruction about a half mile wide. the national weather service says there were at least four confirmed tornadoes throughout the state of alabama. at least 23 people are confirmed dead, three of those victims were children. six of the victims had yet to be positively identified by sight. it's devastating for so many communities throughout alabama. the governor here has signed an expedited disaster declaration as well. as you mentioned, the search for survivors continues. >> gabe, thank you. president trump is denouncing the new investigation launched by house democrats. the head of the house judiciary committee said he will follow where the facts lead. kristen welker has a closer look. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we are learning new details about the sprawling investigation into the president
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previous infection. an american man was the first adealt kno adult cleared eed after undergoa similar treatment. join us for a live event. it celebrates women from across the country. tops off with a concert from a country music star, it's friday, march 8. do not miss it. >> a lot of fun. i have a little morning boost for you. if you like texas, texas tech basketball player is from the dominican republic. he hadn't seen his mom in two years. that changed last night. his mom was able to get her visa. she arrived in texas in time for her son's senior night. she surprised him before the big game. they were overcome with emotion, that long hug right there on the court said it all. later, she was in the stands cheering, watching her son.
he scored 12 points. his team beat the texas longhorns. what a sweet moment. she made it on time. >> i was listening. what is this? >> coming up, something new from an esteemed children's author. hoda gives us a taste of her new book, which is lovely. she will tell us the inspiration lined it. >> she's a "new york times" best seller. >> she is. more on the life and legacy of luke perry and what we need to know about the warning signs of a stroke. that's right after this.
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she's familiar with luke perry. >> his career and influence spanned decades. it started in a famous city with a zip code we will never forget. ♪ "beverly hills 90210" was a defining series of the '90s. >> where are we going? >> field trip. >> that's largely thanks to actor luke perry. >> you are overreacting. stop worries about what your parents think and figure out what you feel. >> his leading role as bad boy dylan mckay made him a teen sensation. >> what i would do to go out with dylan mckay. >> i don't know. everyone says he's trouble. >> he can trouble me all he wants. >> let me tell you something. just so you know in advance. i'm not in a good mood today. in fact, i'm feeling a little
hostile. as much as i hate to tell you this, your girlfriend hit on me tonight. i don't believe in winning through intimidation. unless, of course, i'm doing the intimidating. >> he was catapulted to super stardom, landing on magazine covers and drawing in a sometim sometimes hysterical fan base. >> i love you! >> he landed rolls in movies. >> i'm not disappointed, just angry. >> over the next two decades, consistently appeared on the small screen. >> i wasn't spying. i'm trying to get a look. i got a call from your coach. >> including his role onriv "riverdale." the actor's sudden death stunning hollywood.
from his shannon doherty, telling people, luke reached out to me during my cancer journey and we picked right back up, albeit older and wiser. that connection remained intact. to fans like olivia mun treating, luke was just 52 and gone too soon. take a moment to note the signs of stroke. isn't the first seri medical issue perry had faced. in 2017 he revealed doctors removed precancerous tumors during a colonoscopy and advocated for routine checkups in a psa. >> anytime that you can get people to come together for a good cause in the right way and to help other people, it's a great thing. >> reporter: a hollywood icon gone too early now sparking an important discussion about health. >> i wanted to do something with my life. when my time here is up, i don't want to look back and see that i didn't do anything. >> nbc news medical correspondent john torres joining us now. my friends mostly men between
the ages of 40 and 50 yesterday agreeing with so many gone way too soon. is it rare for a 52-year-old to have a stroke? >> that's the big response i get. oh, my gosh, he was so young. how did this happen. it's not as uncommon as most people think. there's about 800,000 people who have strokes in the u.s. every year. 30% of those are under the age of 65, 10% under the age of 45. it's one of those things that can hit just about anybody. it's important to understand the warning signs. >> you think about men, i always think men and strokes. is that a myth that more men have strokes than women? >> more women tend to have strokes than men, and that's mainly because they outlive men. >> someone like luke perry, we don't know his medical background of course, but would there have been any way to go to your doctor and say do this test, do that test. how can i find out, am i genetically predisposed? what do you do if you're worried about this? >> you can be genetically predisposed but the lifestyle issues. high cholesterol, high blood
pressure, diabetes, obesity and smoking. those are the five biggest risk factors. if you have any of those they need to be controlled. obviously quit smoking. >> what are the warning signs? how can you tell if someone's having a stroke? >> think of the word fast, f-a-s-t. f means facial drooping. have them smile, is have them lift their arms up, if they start drifting one arm down or their leg's weak that's another sign. s, speech, if the speech is slurred our that are confused something might be going on and t is a reminder to call 911, time is brain. you need to get to the hospital quickly. >> my mom had that and i had just read those warning signs. also it's important to know which hospital has a stroke unit? >>. >> if you have stroke centers near you, going to the stroke center can help. they have everything ready to go. hospitals are set up ready to do that anyway. getting to the doctor, getting to the hospital is important.
we have a very limited time you can treat strokes. you need to get there quickly. >> maria you had the opportunity to talk to luke several times. >> many years ago. he was such a kind man, so sweet, so humble. i think those you see all the tributes pouring in to him, he was that -- that interview we did, i looked at it yesterday, 1992, oh, my god, but i think he was revered really by so many people, loved by people who worked with him. >> it's amazing the social media pace is just littered with just the most warm stories, thoughts, i didn't know him, but i feel like i did, obviously, like so many of us. man, his legacy is -- what a great, soft spoken, humble guy he was. >> humble. for somebody that attractive, too. >> really quickly, if you have a stroke, are you able to fully recover from the stroke, or are you always going to -- >> it completely depends on how soon you get treatment, how big the stroke is and your own health at the time. >> my gr of handfather had a st
and he was old and he lived for another ten years. luke was so young, he had a stroke. for me when i finally got my phone out and it said he died. i was in shock. he's 52, he's bounce back. it couldn't have been that major. >> most of us were in shock because of it. the clue last week when they said massive stroke, it sounds like it was a large stroke. >> is it harder to rebound when you're younger? >> it's easier to rebound when you're younger and healthy, which it sounds like he was, but at the same time if you lose a lot of brain in the stroke it's going to be hard to recover. >> dr. torres, thank you so much. you're going to stick around, right? you can't miss pop start. a few weeks ago jennifer lopez was on ellen and opened up about the sweet anniversary gift a-rod planned. it was a face time call with joanna gains. she was very excited to speak to the design expert and wanted joanna to fix up her beach home. renovations may soon be in the works. j.lo and joanna were spotted together in malibu looking at
j. j.lo's home from the beach. it also appears there was a camera crew on site. >> i think that's a give away. >> leading people to wonder if the renovation was going to be captured for chip and joanna's new project with the discovery channel. we all know the song "shallow" from the star is born. another piece is cooper's performance of "baby it's time" ♪ maybe it's time to let the old ways die, maybe it's time to let the old ways die ♪ >> another great song from the film. the star is born bug has bit the great eddie vetter. sunday night in arizona, eddie performed a cover of the song. ♪ maybe it's time to let the old ways die, yeah, maybe, it's time to let the old ways die ♪
♪ it takes a lot to change your plans and a train to change your mind ♪ ♪ maybe it's time to let the old ways die ♪ >> to wrap a bow around this whole thing, it's sort of come full circle for bradley cooper. he said he often used eddie vetter for inspiration for the character he played, jackson was his name in the film. >> i'm listening to pearl jam for the rest of the day. we got a quick click, in a matchup against the national predators, the minnesota wild's anthony patetto drops his stk on the -- stick on the ice. keep your eye on the top right of your screen. you can see the stick hit the ice. watch his flip up. boom, his teammate catches it. >> pretty cool. >> isn't that impressive? >> amazing. i'm not sure what's better, the flip or the catch, but this in
realtime was rather impressive. they got the job done. >> i like that. thank you. >> mr. roker, what you got? >> all righty. here, we're spinning around. some lake effect -- i'm dizzy. lake effect snow around the great lakes. morning mix around the carolina coast, watching that, record lows stretching down into texas. the next big storm is now coming good morning. a ook a look at the storm. light rain into the bay area. we'll see it coming in off and on throughout the day and heavier later tonight. it will be windy as well. there will be some times of heavy downpours, especially tomorrow morning and the storm moves out thursday. friday is looking dry with another round of scattered showers on saturday as we set our clocks forward one hour, we'll welcome back in some sunshine. >> and if you're heading out, check us out on sirius xm
channel 108 off the rails with me, dylan and sheinelle at 1:00. a little over two years ago, hoda melted our hearts with the news she had adopted a baby girl, and then of course we all fell in love. haley joy has inspired hoda in a million ways, but two of them are childrens books. last year hoda wrote "i've loved you since forever." it just hit number one on the "new york times" best seller list. today she releases her second, it's called "you are my happy". >> can we just show pictures of haley? >> this is a beautiful book, the pictures are wonderful. read it through tears. it's so moving and touching. >> you know what? it's funny because we work these early hours, and kind of bedtime is like one of my best, most favorite times, and in fact, i've been putting haley down, and every night before i put her down, i say to her, you know what my favorite time of the day is, and i would just say right now. so about a week ago i'm changing
her and putting her down for bed, and i said haley do you know what my favorite time of the day is, and she looked at me and she goes right now. and i thought that nighttime is so intimate and so special. the book is really just about saying thank you for the little tiny things. i think sometimes in life everything's all about the big moments and the -- you know, did you win an award. did you get the ribbon, and then you realize that mainly life's about nothing. just like having some fun. >> it's a mama bear and her little cub. do you see yourself kind of as a momma bear? you're a momma bear to us. >> i can't believe al i'm sitting here two years after i adopted haley, i can't believe you're asking me about being a mom. it's not lost on me for one second that i get to do this in this moment, and putting her to bed is something i thought i'd never be able to do, and being able to read something with her is fun, and i hope that people just enjoy it. it will just let your little one
kind of drift off to sleep. >> are you working on the movie? [ laughter ] >> how much free time do you have in a day, hoda? when did you do this? >> first of all, it's easy when it's haley, and it's been fun since it's been haley, and the first book was a blast, and we had a lot of fun with that. you know, kelly clarkson did that song, and it was such fun. >> you know what i love about your books, too, i've loved you since forever and you are my happy. they're children's books and kids will love them. but i feel like they're for moms, they do help you soak in those moments. we're all frazzled or whatever but these are books that remind you this is the most beautiful privilege to get to be a mom. >> i think that time, again, that time at night is so incredibly special to me, and i feel like, you know, i just don't want to waste it. and i think when you wait 52 years to do something, you really hold onto every second. >> so beautiful, i mean, imagine if every parent, father or mother tonight went home and said to their kid, you are my
happy. you are my happy. that's something that takes you through life knowing you're someone's happy. >> and you dedicated this to your mom. >> by the way, the happiest woman i've ever known, ever ever ever known. >> hoda says her mom always had two pompoms. >> i thought you were the happiest woman i've ever met until i met your mom. >> hoda kind of brings the book to life. let's take a look. >> who is that? you are my happy. look, wow. ♪ >> the night is near. today is done. it's time for bed with my fuzzy one. let's cuddle up one kiss, one hug. let's settle down my snuggle bug. what made us happy all day
through? le let's count those things, just me and you. for babies bursting out of eggs, for standing up on wobbly legs. for growing tall, for lucky breaks, and even learning from mistakes. that's what made me happy. for special friends who made me giggle and silly songs that made me wiggle. for space to play, for shade to rest, for secret spots we love the best. that's what made me happy. for being brave, for brand new wings, for the joy that flying brings. for splashes together in the
lake, for cozy nests our momma's make. that's what made me happy. for twinkling lights that say good night, for nestling babies cuddled tight. every night and all day through the one i'm thankful for is you. you are my happy. the end. i love you, haley. >> i almost fell asleep. >> oh, my goodness. >> like in a good way. i got anxiety, i'm just going to do that. >> can i shout out sue si mason, the illustrator. she is an amazing illustrator, and can i shout out robin sindler. she's our producer here. she makes stories just jump off
the page. >> where is that animation going to live? >> i need to put it somewhere. >> you should put it on your internet. >> it's on the internet now. >> you know what i love about it hoda, it is so you. i know you keep a gratitude journal, and this is a book. it's a gratitude journal and it's teaching your child to say thank you, which i think is the best prayer and the best way to say good night. >> when we were talking about the book, that's exactly what my book editors were talking about. that's so funny that you said that. savannah makes the best observations on almost everything. thank you. >> it's so you. >> can we be voices in the film? >> carson's looking for a speaking part. >> you got it, babe. >> this is so exciting. congratulations. >> children's book, it goes on sale today. congratulations, hoda. we love you. >> you got to sign mine. just ahead, miss maria is here to share fascinating insights. this is all about a doctor who's going to tell us how to improve women's health and how you
should tend and befriend. what does that mean? >> we're going to find out. >> a very thought provoking line. >> first a check of your local news, your weather, and these messages on a tuesday morning. >> you are mygood morning, it ). i )m ... we )re in a microclimate weather alert. a live look in san jose .. and by the golden gate bridge. good morning. it's 8:26. we're in a microclimate weather alert. looking at the golden gate bridge here. you can see there's a new storm starting to push through. our meteorologist is tracking when that's arriving. >> we're seeing the light rain across the bay area. we're going to see breaks on storm ranger. some of the heavier downpours off the coast and moving to the north bay over the next couple hours. for the afternoon, several hours of a break going into the evening commute before it gets heavier later tonight and that's when our winds will pick up as well. by early tomorrow morning, there
may be brief heavy downpours with it and the storm system will be winding down on thursday. a break on friday and more scattered showers on saturday. what's happening on the roads now in. >> we're watching the bay bridge. you see the approach into san francisco and westbound. somewhere between treasure island and the fremont exit, a crash involving four or five vehicles. i see slowing. no full stop. but two lanes may be affected. watch that westbound over from oakland will be jammed up. the rest of the bay shows wet roadways. use caution. here's the san mateo bridge. chp is watching for you. they're watching you. >> we'll have more for you in a half hour. ♪ no hormones!
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thank you, i love your hat. it's 8:30 now, it's tuesday morning. it is the 5th of march, 2019. we're happy to have such a great crowd on our plaza this morning. we got so caught up in the hellos i didn't even know we were on. >> who's got the crowd moment? >> my friends carolyn from texas, danny and carolyn from
texas, where are they? are you over here? where are danny and carolyn from texas? where where where where where? okay. there you are. now, you are waiting patiently for your forever grand baby. would you tell me about your daughter? >> our daughter dakota, they're waiting to adopt a baby. we're waiting for a match. they've been waiting for almost a year. they lost their son a year before that, and -- henry, and so we're waiting for a match, so we're very patient and hopeful. >> well, we are sending our prayers to them right now, and all of our love, and hopeful thoughts, and you're so sweet. you brought hoda's book, "i've loved you since forever" because you wanted her to sign it for your grand baby. >> our soon to be hopeful grand baby, and i thought you should have her second book too, okay? and hoda is an inspiration to so many. and this baby will be coming and coming right on time.
>> what she said is exactly right. >> the baby will be coming right on time. >> right on time. >> whenever it happens. >> i love you, honey. thank you. >> we give our love to dakota and her family. >> dakota and george will be so happy. >> i'm just going to sign it to little one, okay? >> thank you, thank you. >> all right. >> thank you so much. thank you for being here. >> thank you all for that. >> and all our prayers. all our prayers for her, okay? >> thank you for being here. >> thank you. okay. now all of america is praying for dakota. >> that's right. >> just ahead, the very rich title that kylie jenner just grabbed away from mark zuckerberg. >> wow. plus, our maria is back to introduce us to a doctor who's empowering women to transform their lives with some healthier habits. and one ingredient, two tasty dishes. we brought in a pair of our favorite foodies to use maple syrup for everything but
breakfast. >> i like that. >> yum. coming up in a few minutes on the third hour today, we're going to meet two influence-hers who are offering up some privacy and comfort for moms on the go. plus, amy sedaris here to tell us about that new season of her emmy nominated show. it's hilarious. >> and we've got amber tamblyn, too. >> i think you can pack a lot in that third hour too. >> and don't you have hoda? >> hoda kotb, best selling book author. >> world exclusive. let's get a check of the weather. next big storm comes onshore in california. look for some lake effect snow around the great lakes. record lows stretching from the plains down to texas. a little morning mix along the southeast and atlantic coast. lake effect snow does continue along the great lakes into northern new york and new england. rain continuing throughout much of california, freeze warnings down through the south move into the gulf coast area, and we're looking at heavy snow in the rockies, cascades and the inner mountain area. that's what's
good morning. we are under a microclimate weather alert tracking some light rain now. there is some heavier off the coast moving into the north bay within the next couple hours. we can see it as we go hour by hour. by 10:30 we're seeing the rain covering much of our north bay cities. into early arfternoon, a bit ofa break before a round of heavier rain set to move in in the overnight hours. this is moving in thursday and a break on friday. >> so many folks got their mardi gras beads on. what's this? in is a coconut from zulu parade. >> we have something for you. we have something for everyone on the "today" show. we're from washington, missouri. we're the corn cob pipe factory of the world. >> who knew.
>> thank you very much. >> we have some for everyone here. >> that's just great. we all need our spinach, okay, back inside to you guys. >> all righty, mr. roker. thank you. now to the so-called three comma club. this morning forbes is revealing its annual list of the world's billionaires and a member of reality royalty is breaking into the ranks. nbc's stephanie gosk is here. this is a big deal. >> it is a big deal. >> i didn't even know it was called the three comma club. >> i know. >> what? >> half a comma club. facebook founder mark zuckerberg has to give up the throne. according to forbes new list, 21-year-old kylie jenner has become the youngest self-made billionaire of all time, but it's that description, self-made that has some scratching their heads. >> kylie jenner broke through, now officially a billionaire according to forbes. at age 21, jenner is the youngest on the list joining more than 2,000 other billionaires worldwide. starting off near the bottom but
probably not for long, jenner is in good company with names like bezos, buffett and bloomberg. only 10 years old during the first season of "keeping up with the kardashians" kylie parlayed family fame into business success. >> i've always been like really into makeup. i think i just used to watch my mom a lot maybe and i used to like steal her makeup. >> kylie cosmetics launched three years ago fueled by a massive social media following. >> the kylie instagram, i changed it to kylie cosmetics, this is going to like be something i can actually do. >> the reality tv star turned entrepreneur proved her business savvy with a simple decision, maintaining 100% ownership in her company. forbes describes her as the youngest self-made billionaire of all time. it's any wonder how someone from a famous and wealthy family
could also be self-made. >> she founded the company. she started the company with money that she made, $250,000 from modeling. she owns 100% of it. we know she comes from a wealthy family, but she started the business, and she owns it, so in our books she's self-made. >> with parents kris jenner and olympic star caitlin jenner, kylie grew up in a world of privilege. she is now nearly three times wealthier than sister kim. sister kendall jumped to her defense in 2017. >> my little sister has an insane business and anyone who says they don't want their kid to be like that and have an insane business at 19 and be so successful is insane to me. >> kylie addressed critics in an interview saying her parents cut her off financially at the age of 15, and while she admits her family's status gave kylie cosmetics a running start, she claims she spent every last dime she had to get her company off the ground.
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and it's dr. sarah gottfried has said also your sense of empowerment. how you can take control and make changes that improve not just your body but your brain as well. >> are women sicker today than at any time in our history? >> yes. so women have double the rates of anxiety as men, they've doubled the rates of depression. they have higher rates of autoimmunity. >> double the rates of alzheimer's. >> double the rates of alzheimer's. all of these things have been increasing over time. >> at the root of this health crisis, toxic buildup in both the body and the brain caused by our diet, lifestyle, and environment. >> what they're told by mainstream medicine, okay, you're anxious. let's give you a pill for that. i think there's a much more healing solution to be found in connecting the brain and the
body. >> reporter: perhaps in surprise, how you handle stress is key. dr. gottfried says when the pressure rises, women need to tend and befriend, something that often falls by the wayside. >> what tends to happen with busy women is that they start to cut back socially. we've got to put that back on the schedule. when you get together with your girlfriends, it activates oxytocin, which is both a hormone and a brain chemical. >> so it's connection, you're advocating for connection. >> it's connection. >> reporter: also important for women to tend, their hormones. for years mood swings have been blamed on hormones and dismissed as frivolous, but gottfried's research shows for women monitoring and regulating your hormones can be key to everything from decreasing anxiety and depression to getting rid of those stubborn extra pounds and even reducing the risk of alzheimer's disease. >> the way that we really leverage our biology and really step into our power as women is
to have estrogen, progesterone and i would say insulin on our side. >> reporter: so how do you do that you ask? we've heard it before, but dr. gottfried says it bears repeating. first make sure you eat your veggies, about a pound of them every day to clear out inflammation in the brain that she calls brain trash. make sure you're getting 7 to 8 1/2 hours of quality sleep, anything less and toxins will build up in your brain. to regulate insulin, try intermittent fasting two days a week. and finally, get moving with resistance training. a single session can improve your memory. ten years ago at age 46, artist terry friedman started feeling increasingly rundown and anxious. dr. gottfried put friedman on her standard protocol and she started to see results
immediately. >> medication, exercise, removing toxins from my home, cutting down on sugar, cutting out dairy, gluten. i think when you do it holistically it takes more time than a pill, but it really does work when i do it. >> it's not just what you put in your body, how it affects your body, your thighs or your, you know, hips, but really how it affects your brain as well. >> maybe that got me there whit my thighs and hips and all these side benefits of feeling more clear, having more energy. my marriage got better, like my career came back. i mean, those were kind of amazing side effects. >> it's really up to women warriors like yourself to change the conversation, educate women, awaken them to the fact that women's health, while declining has also been put on the back burner by kand ind of health in general. >> the way to female empowerment is certainly with speaking our voice, but it's also with
claiming our health. we need to step into the grace of owning our health and putting the highest priority on it. >> if that to-do list is giving you more stress. don't worry, one of dr dr. gottfried's tips is start your day by building unstructured time in for yourself. she talks about having matcha tea and morning ritual of meditation, but find a ritual that works for you and stick to it, and put yourself up on the top of the list as opposed to at the bottom. >> we were like note taking as this thing was going on. all the stuff seems very, very doable. >> doable. >> except for the pound of eventu vegetables. >> i think what she's also advocating is not just to think about your body, but think about the connection between your brain and your body because anxiety, depression, these things come from your brain, and for women to start also asking their doctors about their hormones and to be aware that your body changes yearly when
you get into your 40s, 50s, and beyond, so what worked for you at 50 might not work for you at 55 and 60. >> right. and so many women, i mean, guilty, i don't even go to the doctor in years. >> that's not good. >> you have told me that. >> remember last week we confessed our s.a.t. scores and now we're confessing a lot of bad things. >> this is a big thing, women's health has been on the back burner. we're trying to put it on the front burner. for more on the step by step approach, check out her new book, brain, body, diet, 40 days to a lean, calm, energized and happy self. >> i like underscoring the connection with friends. i think we do put that on the back burner. that's a big one. >> let's go, girls. >> thank you maria. >> we always learn something with maria. coming up next, creative ways to use a superstar ingredients, the recipes for a steak and a dessert. they have one thing in common. it's unexpected. it's maple syrup. not just for pancakes anymore,
and we're very excited and back with "today" food, and a double down on one ingredient, i don't know if you've noticed this or not, but maple syrup is having kind of a moment now. >> really? >> we asked two of our favorite chefs to show us two completely different ways to do it. >> carson is sampling the merchandise. >> and jocelyn adams is the creator of grandbabycakes.com. >> good morning, we're going to start with our steak, very tender and delicious. >> so tender. we're making skirt steak, which is great. it's a nice loose grain steak and takes the marinades well. if you can't find skirt you can do flat steak. we're going to be adding this delicious maple marinade. if you want to add these spices. >> what spices are we throwing in. >> cumin, smoked paprika, some
fresno chilies and garlic in here. >> you're doing the marinade in a dish instead of a bowl. >> i like a nice flat baking dish so that the steak can abso abso absorb all of the -- keep whi whisking a little bit. what's really nice is i'm using the maple syrup that used to be known as grade b maple syrup but now it's dark or extra dark. it's great for cooking. it really comes through. you get that in there, give it a good toss. >> i'll trade you. >> i'll trade you. >> flip over here. you want to let it marinate tlooet at leaat least an hour. >> in the fridge. >> yeah, in the fridge. >> don't leave on the counter. >> would any maple syrup look? >> if you don't have the extra dark one, you can use any kind, but yeah, the darker you can get the better flavor. so you want to pat that dry, get that extra marinade on so it really caramelizes and heats up
on the pan. again, that maple syrup, the sugars in the maple syrup are going to caramelize and give it a nice char. it's like a salty, sweet, spicy deliciousness. then we've got our dressing for our salad. over here i've got some shallots, some garlic, maple syrup. >> more syrup. >> i'm incorporating it in many ways, putting it in everything. then i also have some lime juice. i love lime with maple. i think it just goes so well. something about that kind of like tropical flavor that stands up to it. over here we've got lime zest for extra lime flavor, a little bit of salt. >> let's blend that up. >> this is our dressing. now we've got our salad over here. we've got -- >> don't hog all of our tv time. >> get all those veggies in there, then we also have our amazing dressing. >> put it on and over to you. >> it looks like delicious. >> i'm going to taste it.
>> i'm getting the evil eye. >> we're doing just dessert? >> we're doing dessert. we've got this brown butter here. you want to add your butter into the pan and let all of that nuttiness come out. as it darkens, you want to let it cool, and you're going to throw it into your mixer. >> i'm looking at all of these, and they look like baking soda. you've got your flour, your ler leavening, all of those main ingredients, plus maple of course. we're going to mix this up. we have some sugar and then of course we have our brown butter which goes great with real maple. we're going to get that right in. we're going to mix that all up until we get this here. cream it really well, and then how are you guys enjoying -- >> so good. >> i don't know what this is, but it's fantastic. >> that's a blondie. it's amazing. >> this is incredible. >> you're going to take all of your butter. you're going to cream all of your ingredients together. you're going to add your flour,
and this is what we have here. you're going to bake this off. 325 for 45 to 50 minutes, and it comes out beautiful just like this. and then of course we have a little maple glaze. >> of course you do. >> right over the top, this is the money shot right here. money shot. >> i'm thinking a little bourbon in that would be good. >> this is how you do maple. >> a little bourbon glaze. >> i don't love my sweet and savory mix usually but these are both excellent. >> maple's having a moment. >> if you have maple syrup right now in your pantry and you don't make pancakes and it's just sitting there, here's two great examples of how you can use it. we want to thank jocelyn and alejandra. these recipes are at today.com/food. jocelyn's going to be on friday at the charleston wine and food festival. >> we're cooking together. >> al will be there. >> uncle al's going to be there too? >> yes. >> oh, yeah. >> he'll be present. >> we're back in a moment, but this is "today" on
don't forget if you're looking for more stories, you'll love, check out "today."com. tod. >> allday. >> we're going to talk to amber tamblyn about her very personal new book and amy sedaris all coming up. >> and hoda kotb. another step in the road to good tuesday morning right now at 8:56. your microclimate weather alert continues with scattered showers moving through the bay. we are seeing it lightening up. there's another round of heavier rain off the coast. this is mainly targeting the north bay and then we'll see it filling in on the radar through 10:00 or 11:00. we're going to see at times the
rain taking a break into the afternoon. and then more scattered showers tonight that may get heavier as we head through sun rise along with gusty winds. this storm will taper off on thursday. a break in rain on friday and another round of scattered showers on saturday. another update coming up soon. >> thank you. as the rain starts to roll in, another step on the road to recovery for folks along the russian river. schools are open today for the first time since last week's flooding and mail delivery is available as well. and a film festival is getting underway running for 13 days and is expected to draw more than 1 00,000 people to venues across the san jose area. we have the news coming up at 11:00. we )re putting our team ie
>> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone, welcome to the third hour of "today," i'm dylan along with al, sheinelle, craig, and we have hoda here. >> yeah! >> i like what the 9:00 feels like. i've never been on your set, and it's exciting. >> yes. >> we welcome having you. >> we're together on this one. >> you got the memo. >> we talked about how isn't it weird when someone comes up to you and they're wearing the same color and they're like i got the memo. we're in 2019, there aren't any memos. >> memos are over. >> we dil