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veterans in between the area also there's a crash after whip some another reason to exit early and get around that. >> it's busy out there this monday morning. thanks for spending a little time with us. we're back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> thanks for joining us. good morning. breaking news grounded. overnight several airlines around the globe announce they will stop flying boeing 737 max 8 planes in the wake of a deadly crash in ethiopia. 157 people killed including eight americans. it's the second tragic crash involving the very same type of aircraft. so could the entire fleet have a potentially deadly flaw? we're live with the very latest. new border battle. the president is set to unveil his budget proposal. the push back from democrats this morning and possible challengers in 2020 taking center stage.
>> you pick your battles with him, sflieright? >> foolish decision. the woman who was attacked and injured by a jaguar at an arizona zoo after jumping a barrier to take a selfie speaks out. those stories plus new trouble for r. kelly just discovered tape handed over to authorities that could lead to yet another investigation. game changers, the u.s. women's soccer team suing for equal pay and treatment. this morning we'll talk to the stars about their ultimate goal. and simply marvelous. "captain marvel" dominates the weekend box office with the biggest openinger with a movie with a female in the lead. create agnew star in the superher galaxy today, monday, march 11th, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news,
this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hi, everybody. good morning. happy monday. nice to have you with you. >> anybody flying this morning may be nervous. >> people are looking very closely at this particular kind of aircraft. this is our top story. the growing fear surrounded hundreds of 737 max 8 planes. 85 of them fly right here in u.s. and canada. there was this deadly ethiopian airlines crash over the weekend. we have breaking news on that investigation. word this morning that the black box has just been found. we'll start with sara harmon. sara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. investigators are combing the crash site for clues this morning trying to determine why this plane crashed just moments
after takeoff. as you've said we just got word from the airlines they have now found both black boxes. this is the second time in less than six months that this model of aircraft, a boeing 737 max 8 was involved in a fatal crash. some countries are now temporarily grounding these planes. a smoking crater and a field of debris are all that remains of ethiopian airlines flight 302. fragments of the plane and passengers belongings strewn over an area the size of a football field. officials believe the main body of the plane hit the ground with such tremendous force it became embedded underground. rescuers are now digging for human remains as grief stricken families wait for answers. >> i'm still in shock from just finding out what happened. >> reporter: it's unclear why the plane went down.
the boeing 737 lost contact with radar just six minutes after taking off from the ethiopian capital, addis ababa on sunday morning. en route to nairobi, kenya. it crashed in a field 30 miles from the airport. all 149 passengers and eight crew members were killed. the diverse group of passengers hailing from 35 different countries, including eight americans. sparking a global outpouring of grief. then community also hit hard by the air disaster. the united nations says at least 19 of its staff members were on board. kenya had the largest number of victims including cedric asiavogua, a law student at jor georgetown university in washington, d.c., friends there mourning his death. >> today at mass we dedicated our mass to him.
>> reporter: ethiopian airline said the captain and first officer were experienced pilots, the airline announcing it will ground its max 8 flight as a safety precaution while they investigate the cause of the crash. and investigators from the national transportation safety board will be making their way to the crash site. plane maker boeing also assisting with that investigation. savannah, hoda. >> sarah harman in nairobi, thank you. >> this comes five months after that deadly crash in indonesia involving another boeing 737 max 8. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us. are there any similarities between those two disasters? >> that's exactly right. this is a high priority for investigators and airlines around the world. this is one of the best selling planes in the world. we don't know if the entire fleet has a potentially deadly flaw. we don't know, indonesia,
ethiop ethiopia, china, and cayman airlines are all grounding the plane. >> reporter: the urgent question facing investigators and airline safety teams, are there similarities between the ethiopian airlines crash and the crash of a lion air flight last year. both planes a brand new state of the art boeing 737 max 8. both planes went down just after takeoff. the crews of both planes struggled to maintain control. the ethiopian plan transmitting erratic vertical speed readings. last october lion air flight 610 went down in the java see just 12 minutes into flight. a preliminary investigation found the onboard sensors may have fed bad data to the plane's computers indicating the plane was going to stall. the computers then mistakenly pushed the nose of the plane down to pick up speed. the pilot struggled to pull the nose up not realizing they were fighting a new automated
antistall system called mcas that boeing never told pilots about. but boeing says the lion air pilots should have known how to disengage the system. >> what i do is immediately turn over the switches and cut the motor out. as you can see it stopped. >> now investigators in africa will examine the plane's black boxes for any sign the ethiopian crew faced the same issues as the lion air pilots. if so, more countries including the u.s. could ground the plane. today 354 737 maxes are flying around the world with more on the way. in north america flown by american, southwest, united and air canada. while there have been no reports of any problems in the u.s., many airlines and their pilots say they didn't know about the anti-stall system until the indonesian crash. >> the faa issued an emergency order last fall for the airline
to ensure their pilots are trained properly in how to disengage that anti-stall system if it kicks in. we don't know what caused this crash. it could have been an engine problem, an electrical, a hydraulic failure, an explosion, a fire. we simply don't know but to lose two of these jets in five months is very concerning. >> one of the first questions people ask is what do we know about the two fie pilots on board that flight. >> the captain was very experienced, 8,000 hours in the cockpit. the first officer really brand new, just 200 hours, but ethiopian airlines has a pretty good reputation, a good safety record. flies a very modern fleet. the plane that crashed had just flown round trip to south africa with no reported issues. >> these are new planes and of course there's people who will get on them today in this country and around the world. what are experts saying to them about the safety of this particular type of aircraft? >> boeing stands by the plane.
the airlines i've talked to say they have no issues. it's a great plane. that said, it is so unusual to have two plane crashes like this in such a short period of time involving a brand new state of the art plane. that's why we're seeing the chinese, indonesians, ethiopians and cayman airways grounding them. international regulators are now under pressure to figure out what's going on here. >> thank you, tom. this morning it appears the president is ready to ramp up the border wall battle once again. he's got a new demand for billions in additional funding. democrats already voicing their opposition. we've got two reports. we'll start with nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. good morning. >> good morning to you. president trump is start thg week by setting up a new showdown with democrats. he's unveiling his budget proposal for the next fiscal year asking congress for $8.6 billion in border wall funding. it includes more money for the
military. dmr democrats are already digging in and calling it a nonstarter. >> reporter: the president's new request is almost $3 billion more than his original demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding that led to a 35-day government shutdown earlier this year. >> the shutdown in its second month and still neither side is waiving. >> if stretched into another week, the shutdown will cost the u.s. $7.1 billion. >> nancy pelosi and chuck schumer insist mr. trump's second attempt is destined to fail. congress refused to fund his wall, and he was forced defeat and reopen government. the same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again. we hope he learned his lesson. the president's latest move comes weeks after he declared a national emergency to free up money for a wall. lawmakers accuse the president of overstepping his constitutional authority with the house passing a resolution
to revoke the president's emergency declaration and the senate expected to follow suit this week, but mr. trump insists he'll veto the measure. as a candidate, mr. trump vowed he would build a wall that mexico would pay for. >> who is going to pay for that wall? >> reporter: also looming large over the president this week, the report by special counsel robert mueller expected to be turned over to the attorney general soon. the chairman of the house intelligence committee telling chuck todd it's a mistake for mueller not to interview the president under oath. >> i think it is a mistake. i don't think bob mueller should rely on written answers. when you get written answers from a witness it's really the lawyer's answers as much as the client's answer. >> back to the wall for a minute, a lot of people probably waking up thinking didn't we just do this? the government just shut down over this. how is this coming up again? >> reporter: the bottom line for the president is that the border wall was a key campaign promise for him, so he sees it as critical to his re-election campaign. so he's defiant.
a budget is a list of priorities, it rarely gets enacted as is. this move allows the president to signal to his base that he's committed to that signature issue. as we said all along, the original promise was that mexico would pay for the wall. he's now asking american taxpayers to foot the bill. that's a point democrats continue to hammer as they refuse to give him the money he wants. savannah and hoda? >> kristen welker, thank you so much. craig joins the table, sticking with politics this morning. >> we are. hoda, savannah, good morning. good morning to you as well. we're talking about the 2020 presidential race and there's a telling new poll on potential democratic candidates in iowa, but it was a festival in texas that drew some of the biggest names over the weekend. nbc's chief white house correspondent hallie jackson has that story for us. >> good morning to you. polls this early typically reflect name recognition, and that seems to be the case with those new numbers out of iowa, but this year's biggest 2020 battleground so far was not in
iowa, not even in new hampshire. instead you had to look further south. >> it is great to be in austin. >> 13 contenders in or considering getting in the race for the white house descending on austin for the south by southwest festival originally meant to highlight musicians. now packed with politicians. that includes home state heavy weight democrat beto o'rourke debuting a documentary about his failed senate run last year. o'rourke hinting he'll run in 2020 but still won't say for sure unlike senator amy klobuchar who announced her bid for the democratic nomination, suggesting one strategy for how to beat president trump. >> you pick your battles with him, right? you don't go after every single tweet he does. >> one of the lone star's brightest stars over the weekend -- >> moderate is not a stance. it's just an attitude towards life of like.
>> reporter: freshman fire brand alexandria ocasio-cortez too young to run even if she wanted to, drawing big crowds. senator elizabeth warren also in the spotlight pushing her new plan to try to break up big tech companies like facebook and google if she wins. >> the monopolist will make fewer monopoly profits, boohoo. >> warren staying silent about a meeting with one opponent. >> so bernie and i had a private dinner. my view is that dinner stayed private. >> senator bernie sanders had plenty to say about his own campaign rallying supporters in new hampshire. >> we have signed up over 1.1 million people. >> reporter: more than a million volunteers he says, and that's not the only big number for sanders. he's at double digits in a new iowa poll ahead of everyone except former vice president joe biden, who leads the pack, even though he's technically not part of it, yet. sources close to biden tell nbc
news that he may decide possibly as early as this week whether he will officially get in the race. his advisers are preparing for a potential april launch if they get the green light. keep in mind, biden is set to hold his first, overtly political event since the midterms late they are week. even if he's not ready to say whether he's running, he is getting ready to make his case to the country about why he would be the best choice if he does. craig, savannah, hoda? >> and a reminder, we are about 600 days away from the 2020 presidential election. hallie jackson, thank you. now to a terrifying incident at a zoo in phoenix. a woman attacked and seriously hurt by a jaguar while trying to take a selfie next to the animal's cage. we do want to warn you some of these images are disturbing. here's nbc's morgan chesky. >> the lady had her hands and the paws of the jaguar all clawed up. >> reporter: this was not how their trip to the zoo on saturday was supposed to go.
adam capturing the terrifying moments after a woman was attacked by this jaguar. witnesses say the woman jumped a barrier to get closer to the cat's cage to take a selfie. michelle tried to stop the animal with a water bottle. >> until she got the water bottle and distracted it and it unclasped, except for her sweater, then we were able to pull her off. >> reporter: the woman who is in her 30s and has not been identified sustained serious cuts on her arm. zoo officials temporarily removed the 5-year-old jaguar named sarah, from public display. >> the jaguar will not be euthanized. we do not hold the jaguar responsible for what happened, and it has been concluded that the injuries were caused due to human error. >> reporter: this isn't the first incident involving the cat. last year she clawed another visitor who got too close. >> all the barriers that we have in place do meet the usda standards and regulations for animals such as the jaguars which are predators and need
that double barrier system. >> reporter: attacks on zoo patrons are relatively rare. since 1990, advocates say 260 people have been injured by animals or falls into enclosures and 34 others have been killed, mostly zoo workers. earlier this year at a florida zoo, a 2-year-old girl was hospitalized after stumbling into the rhino exhibit, and in 2016 at an ohio zoo, a toddler fell into an enclosure holding a 450 pound gorilla who cradled the child moments before officials shot and killed the ape. after being treated at the hospital, zoo officials say the victim at the jaguar attack went to apologize to them for what he called a foolish decision. >> these are wild animals and there are boundaries put in place for the safety of everyone involved. >> reporter: a reminder that no selfie is worth sacrificing safety, for "today" morgan chesky nbc news. >> wow.
>> well, she went back to apologize. there's that. >> she did. she did. >> there is that. >> i do feel like every week we're doing a story now about some person who nearly dies like while taking a selfie. >> think how much worse it could have been and happily the jaguar is okay. not his fault someone jumped into his habitat. >> yeah. >> and we're glad she's okay. >> yeah. now let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. i bet you had commentary on that one. you're not going to say it, no, talk about the weather. >> thank you. right now, things kind of quiet. we've got some snow in the rocky, wet weather in the lower mississippi river valley. our big next weather maker is coming in from the west. dips down to the south, low pressure off the california coast. then this thing starts to move to the east. for tonight it brings rain into texas, snow back through the rockies. there's a deep moisture area being pulled from the gulf. that's going to cause big problems. i forgot one thing. we do have a risk of severe weather tomorrow, late tomorrow, 3 million people, tornados possible, large hail, damaging winds. now we move over here.
the system counties to move to the east. heavy snow back through the rockies. this could be blizzard conditions, strong and heavy rains and thunderstorms moving east as we move into thursday, a wintery mix in the upper midwest. it continues to the east on friday. here are the impacts. heavy rain, flooding possible from the northern plains as far west as texas, and as far east as nashville. we're looking at blizzard conditions from pierre, south dakota, to durango and santa fe. we are looking at strong winds, blizzard conditions and those winds, winds gusts 55 to 60 miles per hour from the southwest all the way to chicago as we move on into wednesday night. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. ♪ sure it's like a morn in spring ♪ more than half of our community have discovered their irish roots.
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we've seen it moving around the east bay and the tri-valley. this is a live look outside in fremont. just watch out for that, allow some extra time to get to work. it's going to be a chilly tart with some low 40s but then reaching into the low 60s by this afternoon. all of our microclimates much warmer than yesterday, and we will get some more sunshine and our forecast shows that we will have a chance to dry out, just a slight chance of rain by tomorrow as a quick-moving system moves in and we'll see more sunshine for the rest of the week, as our highs reach into the low 70s by the weekend. let's head over to mike for an update on the commute. >> we're looking at a pretty standard flow of traffic and maybe a little lighter at the bay bridge. i think some folks tired from the time change but on the peninsula an unusually slow drive south out of san mateo, redwood city toward veteran and whipple and toward woodside where the off-ramp is still closed because of that big rig that had a fuel spill and punctured a fuel tank there. veterans boulevard off of whipple avenue, but that backup extends back from san mateo now,
7:30 now. what a beautiful monday morning picture, march 11th, 2019. gorgeous shot. that's a potomac river in d.c. spring-like temperatures, 52 degrees, daylight savings time rolled around this weekend. can you feel it coming? >> yes. >> summer's on the way. >> it's there. >> a little sunshine, it feels good. >> it feels great. >> let's start with headlines. breaking overnight, several airlines around the world have temporarily grounded their boeing 737 max 8 airplanes in the wake of that deadly crash in ethiopia. 157 people were killed including eight americans when the plane went down moments after takeoff from ethiopia on sunday morning. it was on its way to nairobi, kenya.
this was the second tragic crash involving the same type of new aircraft. both black boxes have now been located from this aircraft. several members of the ntsb will be assisting with the crash investigation, and boeing is also sending a team to the site. the u.s.-backed syrian forces launched an assault on sunday against the last isis stronghold in eastern syria. once the village is taken the u.s. and its allies are expected to declare the end of the caliphate. officials say more than 4,000 militants surrendered this month. despite the lost of territory, isis is still considered a security threat able to launch guerrilla attacks throughout the world. now, to a frightening moment at a post soccer game in england. >> physically attacked him. an utter disgrace. >> that happened yesterday in a game between birmingham and aston villa, birmingham fan runs out onto the field and punches a player in the head.
that fan was hauled off the field. the player was okay. in fact, he went on to score the game winning goal. there he is right there. >> good for him. good for him. the u.s. women's soccer team is getting ready to face tough competition at this summer's world cup. off the field they say they are battling a familiar foe, the u.s. soccer federation. some of the game's top players have filed a lawsuit against the sport's governing body calling for equal pay and better treatment. we're going to talk to some of the players in just a second. first here's nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> an elite team of soccer stars, kicking off a new fight for equality. 28 members of the u.s. women's national soccer team, filing a gender discrimination lawsuit against the u.s. soccer federation. the suit argues the federation has a policy and practice of discriminating against players on the women's squad. it goes on to allege unequal pay and working conditions compared to the men's team even though their performance has been superior to that of male players. while the u.s. men have never won a world cup, the women's
team has notched three cups and four olympic gold medals. that sustained success in popularity has led to more matches, training camps, travel and media sessions for the women's team. the filing brought on international women's day comes three months before the u.s. women try to defend their world cup crown. back in 2016 a wage discrimination complaint was filed by five u.s. players with the equal employment opportunity commission, catapulting stars like hope solo, alex morgan and megan rapinoe into the spotlight. in a statement u.s. soccer writing in part they have faithfully and consistently worked with the team helping them perform at the highest levels possible, adding our continued support and efforts toward enriching the women's game is every bit as certain today as it will be in the future. even after a collective bargaining agreement was reached a year later, little progress was made, and the players received permission to take legal action.
solo, the team's former goalkeeper who is not a plaintiff in the new lawsuit, filed her own gender discrimination suit last year and says their cause will be stronger if the players stick together. >> i mean, everybody says power in numbers, and now i think that we have the power to change the world. >> reporter: champions on the field, the women now have another goal in mind. getting their fair share. >> we are joined now by two stars from the u.s. women's national team, alex morgan and megan rapinoe. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> guys, make your best pitch, pun unintended there, imagine it's you standing up in court and telling the judge why it is that women's soccer should be paid equally to men's soccer? what would you say? >> well, why not would be the first question that i would ask is why on earth wouldn't we pay people equally and treat people equally, and you know, invest in people equally in general? that would be my first question. but the -- i think the thing i
would say is just, you know, trying to, i guess, think of how the federation is thinking or think of the judge, i feel there's so much left on the table with this team. i think that we've had incredible success. we've been able to push the sport forward in so many ways both on and off the field, you know, just from a soccer perspective, commercially as well, and so why not take that next step, invest in the team equally from top to bottom, whether that's the youth programs, branding, marketing, promotion of the team, all of it and then let's talk about it then because i really feel that the potential of this team is massively untapped, and there's just so much left out there for us. >> let's break it down to dollars and cents. according to our numbers, what we have, the guys get paid around $262,000 a year, and the women get paid $99,000 a year. often the argument is, well, you know what, guys fill the stands. guys bring in more money, so therefore guys get more. what's the other argument there? >> i think you have to look at
the investment of -- that u.s. soccer has on the sport, and we really are like heartened by the gains that we have made throughout our collective bargaining agreement two years ago and throughout u.s. soccer really investing in women's soccer, but i feel like it could get a lot better. when we look at the investment u.s. soccer should make, we look from the ground up, from the academies and the youth levels. we look at the promotions of games, and how i feel like we are less promoted than the men's side, and so we feel like we should be equal on all fronts there, and when it goes to compensation, yeah, we aren't paid a dollar to a dollar, and that's what we're fighting for. two years ago we -- you know, that was our ultimate goal within that collective bargaining agreement. unfortunately we weren't able to meet that, and we felt like we got the best deal that we could have in that moment without taking a moment off of the soccer field or striking, and that is also a very important thing for us, is to stay on the soccer field, continue to do what we love to do, and what our
passion has always been, and represent our country in the world cup. >> if you talk to the folks from u.s. soccer they would point out that in that collective bargaining agreement, as i understand it from them, the women's soccer team have a guaranteed contract. in other words, whether you play or not, whether you're injured or not, you get that money that is in your contract whereas the men, if they don't play, they don't get the money. if you were to get equal pay, would you be willing to give up that guaranteed contract and really be on equal footing with the men? >> i think it's okay that the compensation structures are a little bit different. i think our realities are a little bit different. their mls season goes the majority of the year. our nwsl season only goes in the summer. so we're not saying that every single structure has to be the same, but i think from a broad sense the equity in the contracts have to be the same in what we're able to earn. >> so you'd be willing to make some concessions on dollar figures for things such as what
we talked about about that guaranteed contract. is that what i hear you saying? >> kind of. i feel like it's a little bit more complicated an issue given the realities of both, you know, the men's season and our season basically. >> and before we let you go real, real quick, how are you feeling about the world cup, ladies? are you ready? >> we are ready. >> very much. >> as much as we are enjoying talking to you guys about this lawsuit, the world cup is very important for us, and we've been preparing for that for three years now, so we're excited to get on that stage again. >> we do actually prefer the field over the courtroom. >> well, you certainly shine. thank you so much, go usa. >> we got you, guys. thanks, alex, thank you, megan. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> good luck to them in the world cup. mr. roker, it looks like it's a little warmer. >> we don't have a lot of bitter cold out there. we're starting to see that transition of seasons now. that's not a bad thing. we are looking at warmer conditions through the southeast.
it's cold in the plains where you'd expect. we're seeing some warming, raleigh 71 degrees, omaha will be ten degrees warmer at 39, dallas only 57, that's 11 degrees colder. then we start to see cooler weather in the northeast, warmer from austin all the way to orlando, and by the time we get to wednesday, look at this swath of warmth. 44 in minneapolis, down to jackson 77, asheville, 59, even wichita going to see temperatures bumping up into the mid-60s. that's what's going on around the countr >> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. nice to see the sunshine, as you get ready to head out the door. this is a live look outside in palo alto. and we will keep the sun today, with our high temperature there reaching 61 degrees. 63 in san jose, and in concord, and in santa rosa, expect a high of 62 degrees. a lot of 60s today. but there will be a slight chance of rain tomorrow, especially in the north bay, as a quick moving cold front moves in. the rest of the week is sunny
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good morning, right you know at 7:56, we're dealing with dense fog in the bay area. this is a look at our live camera in dublin. you can barely see anything here and it's cold. 36 degrees as you step out the door and we are just one degree above freezing in santa rosa. it's 43 in san jose, and 44 in san francisco. after this cold and foggy start, we'll get a lot of sunshine and a very nice afternoon. highs reaching into the low 60s for the inland valleys and there will be a slight chance of rain in the forecast for tomorrow but after that, we go back to some dry weather, and our temperatures warm up throughout the work week, with our valleys reaching into the upper 60s, and low 70s for the weekend. san francisco also tracking a slight chance of rain tomorrow, but then mostly sunny skies, and highs in the 60s by the end of
the work week. let's head over to mike for an update on the commute. >> still jammed on the peninsula south from highway 92 in san mateo down to whipple, where there's complications because the woodside road off-ramp is closed so folks are exiting whipple. they're jamming up. the big rig still there, the fuel spill still there. woodside from south 101 causing problems. the rest of the bay looks normal but we have a southbound 808 clearing a crash at high street. you see the congestion there and fog in the tri-valley. back to you. >> hard to see through that. san francisco leaders gathering at city hall where in about an hour mayor breed will announce her choice to replace public defender jeff adachi. he died suddenly from a heart attack last month. we're posting the latest to our twitter feed. we are also following developments in africa, crews recovered the black boxes on the ethiopian airlines jet that crashed en route to kenya. eight americans died. on our facebook page we're posting new details about some
it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, grounded. overnight several airlines announcing they've suspended all 737 boeing from taking off after the second crash involving that type of aircraft in less than six months. >> i'm still probably in shock just from finding out what happened. >> this morning what we're learning about the victims including eight americans. plus, tale of the tape, r. kelly out of jail and facing new trouble after a man claims he found another tape allegedly showing the singer abusing young women. >> i noticed a sports tape, but it also had r. kelly's name on
it. >> how kelly is responding ahead of his next court date. and goop there it is, gwyneth paltrow opens up about the success of her lifestyle and wellness brand goop. >> we're ready. hey, hold my hand. >> what the actress and entrepreneur is now revealing about her wildly successful company and the future of her film career, today, monday, march 11th, 2019. ♪ >> first time in new york from mississippi! >> howdy dallas, texas. >> from leewood, kansas. >> for lauren's 18th birthday! ♪ >> hi mom in north p.a. >> savannah from arkansas. >> today's number one fan, we
love you! ready to go. >> jeez. >> spring is in the air. a little sunshine on our plaza. it's a happy monday. we're so happy to have you with us. >> we are so happy you guys are here. we're happy that the plaza is so packed, but if you happen to be at home in your jammys we'll take your shoutout, too. record a quick message, use the #mytodayplaza, and you could wind up in that 8:00 open. >> we're going to get outside in just a bit. busy morning, lots to get to. let's start with your news at 8:00. some airlines around the world are grounding their fleets of boeing 737 max 8 jet liners after a second catastrophic crash in just months. sunday's accident killed 157 people including eight americans. tom, i know a lot of people are worried. what's the latest on the investigation? >> both black boxes have now been recovered but with two state of the art planes going down within five months, several countries are grounding the
plane. they include china, indonesia, ethiopia, also cayman airways. investigators want to know whether there are any similarities to the ethiopian crash and the indonesian crash. both went down just after takeoff. both crews reported trouble maintaining control, erratic air speed readings in the case of ethiop ethiopia. lion air flight 610 went down in the java sea last october 12 minutes into flight. a preliminary investigation report indicates that the onboard sensors may have fed bad data. the computers mistakenly pushed the nose down to pick up air speed, but the pilots were struggling to keep the nose up not realizing they were fighting a new automated stall system called mcas boeing never told pilots about. boeing insists the pilots should have known how to disengage that system. now the aviation authorities are very concerned about a potentially deadly flaw with the
aircraft. 350 are in service worldwide. here in north america flown by american, southwest, united and air canada. none of them has reported any problems thus far. among the eight americans who died in ethiopia, a georgetown university law student from here in d.c. was flying to meet his fiancee in kenya because his fiancee's mother just passed away. guys, back to you. >> tom costello, thank you. president trump is on the brink of a fresh confrontation with congress. he's releasing a new budget that adds billions of dollars to his border wall request. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: hey, hoda, good morning to you. president trump is setting up yet another battle over his promise to build a border wall. he's unveiling his budget proposal for the next fiscal year asking congress for $8.6 billion in wall funding. now that's about $3 billion more than his original demand for $5.7 billion in funding. that led to a 35-day government
shutdown earlier this year as you may recall. house speaker nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer insist mr. trump's second attempt is destined to fail, blasting him over the shutdown and vowing to block him again. it comes weeks after the president declared a national emergency to free up money for a wall. the house passed a measure aimed at stopping him, and the senate is poised to follow suit this week, but the president has vowed to veto that legislation. hoda. >> kristen welker at the white house, thanks. now to new trouble for embattled singer r. kelly. kelly left a chicago jail over the weekend following the payoff of more than $160,000 in back child support, but now a pennsylvania man has come forward claiming to have a newly discovered tape that allegedly shows r. kelly abusing young women. nbc's ron mott has more on this. ron, good morning. >> hey, craig, good morning to you. r. kelly heads back to court this week as he prepares to defend himself against ten counts of aggravated criminal
sexual abuse, and now prosecutors in new york are set to review a third sex tape purportedly connected to the singer. this morning r. kelly out of jail but far from out of trouble. >> i noticed a sports tape, but it also had r. kelly's name on it. >> reporter: this man, gary dennis, saying he found an old vhs tape in his collection showing a man he thinks is the singer, whom he's never met, sexually abusing multiple minors. >> he was telling them what to do and what to say, and it appeared that he was in control of the camera. >> reporter: attorney gloria allred says she isn't certain the man on the tape is kelly but turned the video over to federal prosecutors because she says the girls appear to be underage. >> no child should ever be subjected to the kind of abuse and degrading sexually predatory misconduct depicted on the tape.
>> reporter: kelly has long denied ever sexually assaulting minors. his attorney steve greenberg in a statement writing r. kelly denies that he is on any tyape with underage girls. the doubt here is self-evident with reporting that the man on the tape kinda sorta looks like r. kelly. that doesn't make it him. it is irresponsible to continue to take the speculation of every tom, dig, and harry, and report it as if it is fact. >> i'm fighting for my [ bleep ] life! >> you all killing me with this [ bleep ]. >> in a disturbing outburst with gayle king, the 52-year-old. >> they're lying on me, i'm cool, bro, i'm cool. i'm good. i'm not afraid because i'm telling the truth. >> reporter: the singer facing ten counts of sexual abuse involving four women, three of them minors at the time walking out of a chicago jail this weekend after spending three nights before posting more than
$161,000 owed to his ex-wife in back child support. >> i promise you we're going to straighten all this stuff out. that's all i can say right now. i promise you. >> gary dennis says he collects old sports tapes, and says he does not know where this one came from. we reached out to the u.s. attorney's office last night on this latest allegation. they have no comment. in the meantime, r. kelly's next court appearance is this wednesday in his child support case. >> ron mott for us this morning in chicago. thank you. we've got the news covered. would you like a little boost? >> boost us. a single tweet by a loyal son turned a texas man's doughnut dream around. on saturday a guy named billy tweeted pictures of his dad's tasty doughnuts along with the empty counter. he wrote this, my dad is sad because no one is coming to his new doughnut shop. by sunday that store was swamped. billy tweeted the good news. we are completely sold out. he thanked everybody for coming by to support the shop.
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we talked about her acting future and her brand goop, and then our time together took something of a surprising turn. >> reporter: for more than two decades gwyneth paltrow has graced covers, grabbed headlines and garnered every imaginable accola accolade, one of hollywood's perennial a-listers, but these days this is gwyneth's proudest accomplishment, goop, the lifestyle and wellness brand she launched ten years ago in her kitchen has ground into a $250 million juggernaut. its customers loyal and passionate and on a saturday happy to spend $1,000 to gobble up gwyneth's wisdom. >> did you ever think that goop would become what it's become? >> i think i had a secret dream that it would become what it's become, but when i started ten years ago i had absolutely no idea. i had just had a vision, but i had no idea how to get there, like how to execute on it. >> did you know there was an inner ceo in you?
>> i was always very interested in business. i was always fascinated by it, but i didn't think that i had kind of the license to go into business. >> sometimes it's written in the press that you stopped acting. >> right. >> are they getting that right? have you stopped acting? you're pausing from acting? you're uncoupling from acting? >> i never said i am quitting acting. what i say is goop is my full-time passion, and being the founder and ceo of goop is what i do all day every day, and occasionally when something is the right thing and it works out around my children and my goop life, i'm able to participate. i think i'm just not focused on full-time acting right now. >> everyone says you're extremely involved. this is not a vanity project where you just slap your name on something. >> oh, no, no. i wish at this point. >> what kind of boss would you
say you are? >> i think that i am an optimistic boss. i think i am constantly hoping for the highest good for all. over time i've had to learn the more difficult qualities of being a boss. it's been interesting as a woman to have to implement more structure and boundaries and you know, giving difficult feedback. like that's been a hard part of it for me. >> what have you learned about yourself in this journey, this particular journey of going into business? >> i've had to sort of constantly shed my egoalong the way because i've had to come to terms with how much i didn't know, how i've made so many mistakes along the way. >> goop has sometimes faced criticism, even lawsuits, accusing it of promoting unproven health claims. growing pains paltrow says she
has learned from, but her vision has also been vindicated. >> hello. >> reporter: the wellness concept she was among the first to popularize now makes up a $4.2 trillion industry. >> we've always said like we're just asking questions, and i also really love when we write about something or talk about something at goop and, you know, the internet goes crazy and then six months later, 12 months later, two years later you see it kind of being widely adapted into the culture. >> that has happened a few times. >> yes, it has. >> you could say i told you so. >> but i would never. >> reporter: gwyneth is well aware of the way some people see her as someone just a bit too perfect. and she's willing to poke fun at herself like on snl this weekend. >> i need your help because i'm really afraid that gwyneth's going to fire me. >> no, she doesn't believe in
firing. remember? it's called conscious unemploying. >> right. >> first of all, for the record are you perfect? >> oh my god, are you insane? i'm a mess. >> everyone is but for people to say she's trying to say she's so perfect and the rest of us are just a bunch of slobs. >> that's been actually the opposite of my intention. i always feel like i'm very open about my learnings, my shortcomings, my mistakes. i think we're all in process ask we're all starting at different places, and i think i'm actually a person who tries to look for ways to really support people and offer solutions and ideas. >> reporter: strolling around the summit, it's easy to get drawn into the goop universe. for a b 12 shot or a different kind of needle. >> what about an ear pierce? >> i don't know. my ears are pretty pierced up. >> that's true. >> maybe i'll be like gwyneth
and get one right here. >> let's go do it. >> i'm serious. i'll go do it right now. >> let's go do it. >> let's go. >> all right, are you ready? >> we're ready. >> okay. >> hold my hand. >> you got this. >> oh, i love yours. that is super cool. >> i'm happy. >> that's amazing. >> the double stack, now i want to do that. the next one. >> next one. >> oh, my god, matching earrings. what happened? >> ultimate bonding experience, get your ears pierced. i'm going to get siri to get something pierced. >> can we see it? >> which one is it? >> now i have four. who am i, i'm like in high school again. isn't it kind of fun, it's that little one right there. >> how many do you have total? >> whoa. >> i'm such a goody goody. this is my little rebellion. i have four piercings, i did this one with jenna bush hager. >> just to get your ears done. >> the nose is next. >> in one line, what is goop? i still have a hard time
defining it. >> yes. you know what? you're not the target demographic. for women, a lot of women do know -- it's wellness in general, but it's products. it's i mean, the goop summit, for example, they've got panels and people come and talk. it's just a variety. >> it's a lifestyle. >> a lifestyle, wellness, there's a news letter. that's a podcast, a show on netflix. >> it's a wide net. >> yeah, it is, and she's built this $250 million company, and it is true what a lot of people were poo pooing way back then, they're not anymore. mayor companies like weight watchers calls itself ww and focuses on wellness. she wasn't the only one talking about it, but she was one of the firsts. tomorrow we get personal, she talks about her marriage, what her relationship with chris martin is like now, about her new marriage and she talks about conscious uncoupling.
mr. roker how about a check of the weather. >> but first. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by charles schwab. own your tomorrow. we've got some conscious storming coming across the country starting through thursday, gulf of mexico moisture, lots of rain, flash flood risk from texas to nebraska. parts of the southeast, plus, the cold side of this storm, blizzard conditions stretching basically from the dakotas all the way down into colorado with anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow and wind gusts of 60 miles per hour, and strong winds. this storm system that's coming in from the west will generate wind gusts 55 to 60 miles an hour from the southwest all the way up into the plains, and as far west as parts of good morning. i'm kari hall in the tri valley. the fog slowly clearing and we'll get some sunshine going into the day. it's a cold start this morning but we will have a very nice and comfortable afternoon reaching into the low 60s in the inland
valleys. there will be a slight chance of rain in the forecast tomorrow but overall just an increasing cloudiness as the system moves through and our temperatures reaching up to 60 degrees and then the warming trend gets underway and by the weekend we're reaching into the upper 60s and low 70s and we finally get a chance to dry out this week. right, al, sheinelle is here. mr. daly starting us off. >> this story so large, we've got to bring in the heavy hitters. first up, we've got exciting news, j.lo and a-rod are tieing the not. sheinelle jones with the details of that surprising engagement. >> the internet exploded, it's official, jennifer lopez and alex rodriguez are getting married. the couple first met in 2005 at a yankees mets game but didn't start dating until a decade later. the pair took to instagram to announce the news, and as far as romantic proposals go, it looks like a-rod hit this one out of the park. >> she said yes, three words sending social media into a frenzy after alex rodriguez and jennifer lopez announced their
engagement on instagram. a-rod popping the question during their bahamas vacation with an emerald cut diamond ring fit for a queen. well wishes poured in from adoring fans and celebrity friends alike. the mlb tweeting to the yankees legend, a-rod delivers another ring to the bronx, and j.lo's world of dance co-star derek hough writing this is huge. ellen degeneres recently teased the pop star's soon to be fiancee. >> this is a clock and it's basically to remind him that time is ticking, and he should hurry up and propose. >> time's almost up. >> the big news is a long anticipated moment in their high profile love affair which began two years ago. the power couple stepping out together for the first time at the 2017 met gala. they each have children from previous marriages, a-rod dad of two daughters, and j.lo mom of twins with ex-husband mark
anthony. j.lo opening up to hoda on "today" about what makes their relationship. >> i found a partner who could really hang with me, and he wants to -- he also wants to grow and evolve. so we're kind of pushing each other into our own second acts. >> a lasting love well worth the wait. >> i think this is such a great match. i got to say. >> seem genuinely happy. >> to be honest, if this happened when we were in our 20s, it would have never happened. >> how come? >> it was just too much craziness. i wasn't mature enough, and i think we've both been through a lot and can really appreciate each other, both the good and the challenges. >> happy for them. everybody's talking about this jaw dropping ring. >> let's see it. >> of course. >> here it is. >> we certainly wish them the best. i come from a blended family so i can relate to it. it seems like to me a match made in heaven. you know her. >> they've always been so supportive of each other. when alex was on the show with us, jennifer was off camera and
vice versa. it seems like a perfect match. happy for them. >> they're mature. the girls get along. >> no date set though, right? >> no date set as your pop start correspondent. >> you'll be there, though? >> that's right. captain marvel made history over the weekend. the superhero firm shattered records in its opening weekend. the movie brought in the biggest worldwide launch for a female head film with a total of $455 million in ticket sales. that makes "captain marvel" the sixth best start worldwide of all time. before the numbers were released larson got a head start on thanking fans for their support by surprising movie goers at a theater this past weekend. she served customers popcorn before heading into the theaters. you can hear the audience in total shock here as she thanked the crowd. overall, a great start for the superhero film. >> very cool. >> a terrific trib croute ute t lee at the beginning of it. >> cool. straight ahead, oprah's sleep doctor, she's here with
products to help you sleep better. >> plus more of natalie's conversation with olivia newton-john. she shares never heard stories from her most famous roles over the years,deadly violence in so california - hitting way too close to home in the bay area: los angeles police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a u-s-c college deadly voi lens hitting too close for home as police search for a gunman that shot and killed a usc college student. he was killed as he walked into a corner store during an armed robbery yesterday near campus. recently transferred to finish up a degree in music. in a statement the oakland mayor called this an unspeakable loss. so far police have not made any arrests. right now looking at your morning commute, mike is standing by. >> we continue to have this problem. it happened early this morning
where we had a closure on the peninsula. so south 101 is jammed through san mateo as we would expect but all the way where the off ramp is closed because that crash and fuel spill still keeps that off ramp closed. a second largest tow truck is approaching the area but it's not clear yet. meanwhile, the rest of the bay shows a slower drive to the northbound route through the south bay. north 85, there's a crash clearing at saratoga and fog in the trivalley. the traffic flows smoothly but from time to time the fog could be pretty thick. so be careful. >> back to you. >> i'll have another local news update coming up in 30 minutes.
on this monday morning. it is march the 11th, 2019. i see sunshine. i see a great crowd. savannah, can you believe this crowd? it's insane. >> it's spring break. >> it feels like spring break crowd. >> that's right. >> hi, guys. >> so you ready for a crowd moment? >> we're ready. >> this crowd moment has to do with somebody who brought a big giant craig head. you're heather right? >> yes. >> well, heather, you love craig, right? >> i do. i love craig melvin. >> craig, come on over here.
>> he's a country boy. >> how are you? >> thanks for coming out. >> you brought craig something else besides a head that's normally a little bit bigger than his usual big head. >> yes, we brought him palmetto cheese. >> yes! nice! how about that. >> from south carolina. >> all the way from south carolina. >> where are you from? >> columbia. and can i do a shoutout to my husband? it's his 50th birthday. happy birthday, wade. >> you came bringing all sorts of audio-visuals. nice. >> thank you so much, heather. >> i love pimento cheese. >> i just spent the weekend in charleston, south carolina. >> you threw keto out the window. >> maybe at least a little bit through the mail slot. >> guys, coming up all this week, we're helping you sleep better today with oprah's sleep doctor, michael breus is here to walk us through some products that can help improve your rest. >> i think he slept late, he just got in. >> what you can do when you wake up that can help you sleep better at night. >> he's got a really good snoring device, which is exciting in my household.
also ahead, more of natalie's exclusive interview with olivia newton-john she's shares secrets from her amazing career, including why at first she turned down that role of sandy in grease. >> we're also going to get a jump start on st. patrick's day with cloda mckenna. >> rimes with hoda. she's got some recipes here for a traditional irish feast. >> yummy. coming up on the third hour of "today," we're going to meet a husband and wife and who had to rebuild their lives from the ground up and their marriage, now they're healthy, happy, and we can all learn lessons of love from these folks. first, mr. roker, you got some weather for us? >> yes, i do. as we look at the week ahead, here's what we've got, snow showers in the northeast, rain down through the gulf, sunny and dry through the plains. storm system makes its way across the country tuesday into wednesday bringing heavy snow, blizzard conditions through the plains back into the rockies,
heavy rain in the mississippi river valley, sunshine along the east coast, and by friday, wet weather along the west -- the east coast, but it will be milder, more chilly temperatures in the mid-plains, sunshine along the west good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. you can see the low clouds and the fog over the south bay. elsewhere, mostly clear skies in san francisco and further north. but we are going to see our high temperatures reaching into the low 60s today after a very chilly start. our 7-day forecast shows we'll have another system moving in that will bring in more clouds. even a slight chance of rain but the rain chances will be slight and it will go back to dry weather for the rest of the week as our temperatures warm up into the upper 60s and low 70s. that weather. let's head over to craig. mr. roker, thank you, sir. there are just 500 days now until the next olympic games in tokyo, and now the u.s. olympic committee is giving us more ways
to celebrate the best athletes in the world reviving the u.s. olympic hall of fame. it already includes muhammad ali, peggy fleming, jesse owens and the miracle on ice hockey team, and we've got four more gold medal hall of famers with us this morning, shannon miller, theresa edwards, sarah will and of course scott hamilton. first of all, congrats. thanks for being us with. >> thank you. >> this is a big deal. >> it is a big deal. >> this is a huge deal, scott. >> to be inducted into the u.s. olympic hall of fame, what in the world? really? and then for all of us to be there for whatever, it's just to celebrate the olympic movement, to celebrate everything that the olympics does for all of us. it seems like whenever an olympics comes around we say, boy, do we need an olympics right now. and again, to have a hall of fame and see all these athletes in it is really spectacular. >> sarah you have a 12 time olympic gold medal winner, alpine skiing. one of the changes is going to
be increasing the number of pair olymp paralympic athletes. there's so many respect between the olympians and the paralympia paralympians, and it also helps us increase our sports and really further anything that we want to do it's really a positive thing for all the athletes. >> and shannon, i understand that folks will be able to vote online coming up here in the next few months, and then the actual physical facility is going to open, when, next year? >> 2020. >> 2020. >> that's going to be great. it's going to be there in colorado springs, the physical facility. yes, fans can vote, which is so fantastic. team usa.org is the website. you can go and look at all 139 athletes in the hall of fame right now. voting will open soon. they will choose in september, and then the induction will come in november. theresa five-time olympian, how does this feel? >> it feels good, it feels real
good. >> what are you most looking forward to? >> i think i'm liking forward to the stories being told for generations to come. for the athletes stories, for two weeks the olympics captivates the world and we do amazing things time and time again. and i think it lifts the load of our hearts to see greatness come through often, and i think this is what we were excited about, the generations to come will actually experience these legacies. >> yes, the olympics one of those things that unites all of us every two years. >> absolutely. >> so good to see you guys, congratulations by the way. >> thank you. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. >> carson daly. >> if you guys could keep it down out there, i'd appreciate it. craig, thank you very much. i'm just here getting a head start on our next segment. we're going to give you tips and tricks to help you sleep like a log every night. dr. breus will you read me a story please. >> this is a weighted blanket, we're going to be talking more about it
it is national sleep awareness week, and we are kicking off our special series sleep better today. according to the cdc one in three americans are not getting enough rest, so we brought in dr. michael breus dubbed open are's sleep doctor. he's a sleep specialist and founder of thesleepdoctor.com. he's here to get our sleep track back on track. dr. breus, thanks for being here. we all have our own sleep issues, certainly americans do. >> ab slasalutely. >> the circadian rhythm is your internal biological clock. it tells you what time to eat, what time to sleep. >> it's a real thing. >> it's actually a specific part of your brain. it works pretty well. >> we're going to go down the line here in in a minute. i have a tea here that you're recommending. >> when you and i were talking at the break, you told me you wake up multiple times at night and your last meal is around 7:00. >> i sleep good for four or
fiver hours, then i'm up 2:30, 3:30, 4:30. >> you're running out of fuel. most people don't realize it, but you don't put the car in park. you actually put it into drive. it's just in a different gear. >> i should eat more later? >> what i'm saying is this specific kind of tea will help keep your blood sugar stable longer. i think your blood sugar is dumping in the middle of the night. >> wow. >> this is actually guava leaf tea, not guava fruit, guava leaf tea. >> is there glucose in this? >> absolutely. you're running out of glucose. this keeps the glucose in your body stable and this adds glucose by adding the raw honey. >> with hoda we're going to give her a new pillow. >> which is great. >> which is really interesting. >> what's wrong with hoda's pillow? >> you should be changing your pillow every 18 months to two years. >> like for cleanliness or for habits. >> for two things, cleanliness
and the structural integrity of the pillow is going to fail over time. >> and stuff gets in there, living things, organisms. >> that's what we're going to avoid. this is a very unique shaped pillow. it's a curve. >> where do you put your head? >> if you're a side sleeper it sits like this. you get the full neck support. otherwise what happens is when the pillow comes to the center, you don't get as much neck support. my favorite part about this one. >> it's a boom box? >> it's got a zipper. you can take the filling in or out and raise or lower it as you need it. it becomes incredibly personalized just for you. >> cool. all right. thank you. >> getting up in the middle of the night, you're 65, things change. >> for sure. >> here's what's interesting for you, al. this is actually light therapy. i use this when i travel, and i use this for jet lag. i use it for a whole host of things. you wake up, and you wake up early in the morning, but you do it in a good way. 15 minutes of this just by the bedside. >> what do you do? >> put it while you're getting
ready in the morning, it turns off the melatonin faucet in your brain. >> savannah's been talking about this light for the last two weeks. this light. >> this is awesome. i love it. >> what is this contraption? >> this is an internal nasal dielator. you admitted to me there could be an instance where you might snore on occasion. >> occasion. >> occasionally, right? i'm not a snorer. >> you use this right? >> i personally use this. >> not that one. >> yeah, not that one. >> [ laughter ] >> for example, if i have alcohol at night, it will make me snore. my wife says put this thing in so you don't snore. it's very simple. >> how many of those did you bring? >> straight in like that. >> and does it work? >> it actually helps with breathing automatically. >> do you have 365 of them. >> is that proper? >> you've got it. >> does it tickle? >> you've got it in a little crooked if you don't mind me doing this . >> is that opening the nasal
passages? >> it's kind of like a breathe right strip for the inside. >> do you reuse it? >> yes, you can reuse it up to a week. you put it on the sink in the morning and put it back in at night. after 30 seconds you won't even feel it. >> why does alcohol make you snore it. >> it constricts that whole area. >> that's actually pretty wild. >> one of my favorite item ss a weighted blanket. this weighted blanket is 12 pounds. >> what are you fixing with that? why do i need? >> this helps with anxiety. >> oh, yeah, bring it on. >> we need a few of those. >> what you'll notice is i only used half of the blanket for you to get used to it. 12 pounds is actually kind of heavy to get used to at start. we start with the first half which covers you nicely. >> what about my feet? >> then you'll rotate. >> you actually want your feet out because you want them to be cooler because you lose heat. >> my feet are very cold.
i would have gotten a pedicure. >> it's actually a straight jacket made by goop. >> [ laughter ] >> what is it doing? >> what it does is puts a little pressure across your skin. it allows your skin to know there's support and then relax. >> okay. >> it really helps people chill out. this has been used in the autism community and the anxiety community for years. >> want to get in carson? we both have anxiety. >> we appreciate it. these products, you want to give them a try. you can find more of them and take a quiz to find out what kind of sleeper you are. just ahead, olivia newton-john on her most famous roles. natalie's here with
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stop believing." you talked about her battle with breast cancer on friday. now you're talking about really fun stuff, her career. >> fun moments in her career, movie roles she almost didn't take. olivia has lived most of her 70 years in a very bright spotlight, but these days she's happiest at her ranch outside of los angeles with her adorable husband john. it's far away from the glitz and the glamour of hollywood, but it's just how olivia likes it. >> after nearly 50 years in the spotlight. ♪ >> olivia newton-john is stepping out of it spending most of her time here on her southern california ranch. >> lots of little hens. hello, look at those two love birds. >> they're laying eggs, and there's another one there laying an egg. here's our rooster. >> okay. >> he's the stud. >> and he's the stud. >> it's not the glamorous persona that most people might associate with a star as big as she is, and it's where she feels most at home. >> people, i think, are so surprised to see how grounded you are.
how did you keep that about yourself and keep control of your life? >> i see people getting totally carried away with their fame, and it's fleeting, and i remember being on stage, the fans were going crazy, and i remember thinking to myself tomorrow night it will be someone else. and i always had that in the back of my mind, so you didn't allow it to make you too carried away with yourself, you know. >> reporter: over the course of her decades long career, newton-john has managed to keep her private life just that. now for the first time she's sharing never before heard stories in her memoir "don't stop believing". >> i want to go back to your "grease" days. >> you were 28 years old and you thought i can't play a high school student. how am i going to pull this off. you almost turned it down, in fact you did turn it down. >> i couldn't do an american accent, and i was too old, and i had all these reasons why i couldn't do it.
we did a screen test. the chemistry was there. it worked, and when john came to see me at my house how could you say no to john travolta. >> he convinced you? >> right, exactly. >> that was my movie, xanadu. >> and working with gene kelly i had to imagine was magical. >> it was scary because he was gene kelly, and for goodness sake, i never tapped in my life. i went to tap classes for three months and managed it learn a routine, but to dance with him, can you imagine? >> wow. >> it was incredible. ♪ let's get physical, physical >> let's talk physical, okay, and the transformation you underwent. i know at first after you did the video and after you wrote the song, you were very concerned, like, what have i done? >> yes. >> do i want this out there? >> yes. >> it actually ended up being one of the best things that happened to you. you learned through that fear, right? >> isn't that interesting, two of the thing i was most afraid
of, sandy and physical were two of my biggest successes. i had an anxiety attack about, i don't think i should put this out. i think i've gone too far this time. it already had been released and it was zooming up the charts, so i had to just breathe. >> they banned me on the radio, and now i'm like, yes, i got ban instead my career. i'm so excited. at the time i was mortified somebody didn't like me. >> think about where we are in music now and what you hear on the radio. >> it is so tame. that's what i say on stage, can you believe i was banned for this lyric, you know. >> carson said why was she banned. remember the lyrics back then they were sort of scandalous. >> let me hear your body talk. >> i know. >> anyways, there's so many good stories in this book "don't stop believing." check it out, it's outside tomorrow. >> the thing that's the
irish eyes are smiling on "today" food this morning as we cook a delicious st. patrick's day feast bringing the em raera isle, clodagh mckenna, her new cook book, always good to have you. this recipe straight from the cook book. >> straight from the cook book. it's the irish st. patrick's day menu. the book is full of all different menus throughout the season. but we're celebrating st. patrick's this sunday. i've picked the menu from there. today we're going to make the soda breaded pork chops with kol can
canon, a delicious dip. >> you don't know what kol canon is? >> i don't know. i'm sorry. it's mashed potato with cabbage wrapped through it. >> i didn't know what that was. >> i like it. >> we're going to do the breaded pork chops first, we've got lovely pork chops. >> what kind of pork chops? >> these are french trimmed. >> french trimmed. >> lovely and juicy. so first off, we're going to get the breaded kind of mix for the top of it. >> okay. this is soda bread. >> exactly. which is shallots thyme and garlic. >> sha la la la la la la la la. >> okay. and then this is whole meal sourdough bread in case you can't get soda bread, and dijan meniscus tustard too. >> the next i'm going to bread up the pork chops. >> what's the order for the actual dredging? >> for dredging, okay, that's important. you want to do it, i'll watch you. this will be the "today" school. >> flour first. >> flour first!
that's seasoned with salt and pepper. that locks in the juiciness. >> locks it in. >> and then get rid of any extra into the egg, into the bread, into the lovely bread crumbs, mustard and thyme and all that gorgeous flavor. >> flour, eggs and then the bread. >> exactly. then it comes out looking like this. >> and then into the cast iron. into the cast iron that's got gorgeous irish butter. about two minutes on each side and into the hot oven for 20 minutes, and then that's done. >> all right. two minutes there. >> exactly. and then we make up the kol canon. >> this is the kol canon hoda. >> we've got warmed milk. we have cabbage, butter, nutmeg all goes in there, comes out looking like this. >> okay. we pop that in here, mash it all together, and then we've got cull canon. >> we've got about 30 seconds left here. this is what the the pork chops look like. you pour the beautiful whisky
sauce over here. and then we've got this amazing caramel tiramisu. >> what's the verdict, guys? what's the verdict? >> ridiculous. >> and then my lovely baked potatoes with the caviar. >> is this in the book? >> it's all in the book old today. >> clodagh mckenna. thank you so much. >> the recipes today.com/food. you can get a copy of clodagh's cook book at today.com/shop. >>good morning, it )s 8:56... i )m - -... still no word from bart .. about what caused the weekend problems that stopped trains in their tracks for hours. on saturday morning bart good morning, still no word on what caused the weekend problems that stopped trains in their tracks for hours. on saturday morning, bart suffered a computer failure. it helped bridge the gap. there was no lingering impact today. and san francisco leaders were
gathering at city hall. that's where a replacement is about to be named for public defender jeff adachi. he recently started his fifth consecutive term. >> happening now, replacement at the top of the hour. he'll have a live report for our midday forecast. lapd searching for robbers that shot and killed the son of an oakland city council member. he walked into the middle of an armed robbery happening just steps from the usc campus. details on the top of our homepage. and recovery crews are working at both black boxes in the deadly crash of an airline heading to kenya. more news in an hour. could soon
>> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. happy monday. welcome to the third hour of "today," al along with sheinelle, craig, and dylan. we are all back together. >> i'm back. it's been a while. >> you look all fresh. >> even though you were gone we were all in different places. >> i was in florida, and it was beautiful. >> yes? >> yes. the weather was so nice. >> while we're talking about it, let me just tell you. >> but you had a little less of it because of daylight savings time spl time. >> go figure, i plan a vacation with one hour less. >> daylight saving time. >> take out the