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nothing major. though. ? sound good. thanks so much for joining us. what's happening "today in the bay". we have a live update. >> don't forget to start your morning right here with us. ♪ good morning. breaking news. tornadoes cut a path of destruction through the south overnight destroying homes and knocking out power. at least three people killed in rising floodwaters with a new threat of severe weather today. he's running. >> i'm announcing my candidacy for president of the united states. >> former vice president joe biden enters the 2020 campaign just this morning and takes direct aim at the president. >> if we give donald trump eight years in the white house, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation. >> what's his strategy for victory in an enormous democratic field. breaking overnight.
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face-to-face, kim jong-un and vladimir putin meeting for the very first time. they're historic talks with north korea. we're live with the latest. a fatal fall. a fourth tragic fall in the grand canyon in less than a month. just ahead, growing safety concerns for tourists. "today" exclusive. nearly a year after losing their daughter, bode and morgan miller introduce us to his little boy, easton. >> even though it's not going to fill that hole, it adds a lot of love. >> and they'll share an important life lesson on water safety for all families. and feeling the draft. nashville set to host one of the nfl's most exciting and popular events. fans from coast to coast anxious to find out which college grads will be joining their team, tuesday, thursday, april 25th, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news,
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this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." nice to you have with us on a thursday morning talking about the nfl draft. it's not the super bowl but fans goes crazy for it almost as popular as the super bowl. all eyes on the draft. who will the arizona cardinals pick first. our top story, the wicked weather. >> tornadoes overnight. we'll get to dylan just ahead. but, first, nbc's kerry sanders is in hard-hit st. augustine, texas, this morning. hi, kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. residents say it was slightly after 11:00 p.m. when their phones started going off, alerting them that there was a tornado on the ground. now with the light up, they're beginning to get an assessment of the damage. you can see it here, power is out, so many people have left their homes. now there's a lot of traffic. there are some injuries, but
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fortunately it appears no one was killed. >> reporter: overnight a severe storm system triggering dangerous weather across is south, torrential rains and possible tornadoes touching down in louisiana and parts of texas. in st. augustine, emergency crews assessing the damage after a tornado slammed the area, wrecking homes and businesses. leroy hughes, the mayor says a tornado ripped through his neighborhood, destroying his living room and kitchen, trapping hughes and his wife in their bedroom before they were able to free themselves. >> all of a sudden when it hit the house it was just like, whooo! when it hit, you still could hear the winds. >> reporter: were you afraid? >> i didn't have time to be afraid. >> reporter: in leander, 60 mile-per-hour winds and rains forced daniel brown to hunker down with his wife and two young daughters. >> this is a real shock. >> reporter: a tree crashing down in his front yard. >> there's char. maybe it was a lightning strike.
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>> reporter: national weather service confirming there was a dornd that demolished building in bryan and social media users capturing this funnel cloud. this slow-moving cluster of thunderstorms hovering over the ft. worth area for more than 24 hours, catching drivers off guard, dramatically flooding the parking lot at dallas love field. the lower level now closed as the city tries to pump it dry. kxas reporter courtney recording her own, much-delayed bumpy, white-knuckled flight into dallas. while it appears nobody was killed here in san augustine, there are some injuries, including the mayor's wife who was climbing out of bed when her alarm went off warning her about the tornado a 2 x 4 came down and hit her in the shoulder. meantime, in rusten, louisiana, another tornado touched down there. the authorities say it appears two people died there. savannah? >> kerry sanders in hard-hit
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texas this morning. thank you. dylan is for al tracking the storms. dylan, what's next? >> we'll see the storms move to the east. yesterday we only had three reported tornadoes. as you see it only takes one to cause significant damage. the one in san augustine, tossed debris 20,000 feet in the air. that shows it was a very, very powerful tornado. right now we have severe thunderstorm warnings across mississippi back through louisiana and this is the zone from louisiana over into the panhandle of florida where we could see wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, isolated tornadoes and also large hail. it's all along this cold front that's slowly moving to the east so the main threat today will be along the gulf coast. tomorrow it makes its way up and down the east coast although the severity of the storms will weaken, we are looking at the potential of some flooding rains with as much as 2 to 3 inches of rain expected that could cause delays and major airports tomorrow, but today most of the rain will be down through mississippi, alabama, into louisiana where we could see 2 to 3 inches of rain, and that
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could lead to some flooding. savannah? >> thank you. also breaking just this morning, former vice president joe biden formally entering the 2020 race for president. using a sharply-worded video on twitter to announce his long-awaited decision. nbc's andrea mitchell is up early with the story. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. joe biden hoping the third time is a charm amp failing to win the democratic nomination in 1988 and 2008. releasing this video this morning announcing he is once again running for president. this time the 76-year-old former vice president plunging into the youngest, largest, most diverse primary field in history and saying the country is in the battle for the soul of the nation, he says because of the trump presidency. >> if we give donald trump eight years in the white house, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation. who we are. and i cannot stand by and watch that happen. that's why today i'm announcing my candidacy for president of the united states. >> reporter: in a dramatic campaign video using images from
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the charlottesville white supremacist march, saying president trump shocked the conscience of the nation saying there were some very nice people on both sides. >> and in that moment, i knew the threat to this nation was unlike any i had ever seen in my life time. we are in the battle for the soul of this nation. i believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time. >> reporter: biden starts out at the head of the pack, getting a big boost from name recognition, after decades in the senate and two terms as vice president, as well as sympathy for the loss of his son bo, biden does have a strong base in the labor movement and now he's planning to highlight that support with a union rally in pittsburgh monday. but the political challenges are daunting. first campaign money. biden does not have the online base of small donors that have
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fueled bernie sanders' campaign and helped propel beto o'rourke, pete buttigieg and kamala harris to become rising stars. second the age factor, a year younger than sanders, 76, biden has little experience campaigning in the digital age. and after years on the public stage along with his many accomplishments positions biden held that are now controversial, voting for the iraq war, authoring the 1994 crime bill now resented among some minority communities. and his treatment of anita hill when he led the senate judiciary committee hearings on clearance thomas. >> to this day, i regret i couldn't come up with a way to get her the hearing she deserved. >> more recently, unwanted contact to women, although not sexually. biden responded to the allegations saying he never touched anyone in ways he believed were inappropriate, but he says he will be much more mindful of personal space. >> and i get it.
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i get it. we'll find out whether i can win an primary. i'm proud of it. >> reporter: president trump weighing in on twitter this morning, giving candidate biden one of his famous campaign nicknames, saying, welcome to the race, sleepy joe. biden is telling his top supporters he needs to raise money fast to show strength in the first 24 hours, starting tonight, with a philadelphia fundraiser hosted by philadelphia's mayor, pennsylvania's senator, bob casey and formaler governor ed randel at the home of david cohen. of senior vice president of comcast, parent company of nbc university. >> interesting, andrea, to watch that video and you can glean a few things about his strategy. he's really just focusing on president trump, saying this is a moment in time a battle for the heart and soul of the nation. not talking about policy or i'm joe biden, this is where i'm from. >> he's assuming people know who he is. he is not going to go ach fellow democrats. he's going after donald trump. he wants to show he is the
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toughest, the strongest, the most experienced trying to make his age and long experience on public stage a virtue that he's the one who can go after him. it's a very dramatic and it's kind of a shock technique to start with charlottesville. >> heard him mention president obama, political experts surmised he is going to basically position himself as an extension of the obama presidency. do we suspect that his former boss may jump in this thing early and endorse him? >> no, not at all. they did put out a statement this morning praising his service as vice president, but very clear that president obama will hang back and see who rises to the top and not endorse early. >> andrea mitchell on the political story of the morning. thank you. appreciate it. to an image making world wide headlines. north korea's kim jong-un and russia's president vladimir putin meeting for the first time overnight at the start of a closely watched summit. today senior international correspondent keir simmons joins us now from russia where the talks are being held.
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keir, good morning. >> reporter: hey, craig, good morning. whoever's elected president in 2020, two of the most difficult world leaders, they will face are in this city right now. president putin and kim jong-un. but there is another leader who is not here who looms over this summit, president trump, because so much of what is happening here is actually about messaging america. >> reporter: a hand of friendship, and a diplomatic lifeline for kim jong-un. the north korean leader traveling to russia to meet president putin for the first time, and the timing is telling. kim, turning to the u.s. adversary months after president trump walked out of a high-profile summit with kim in vietnam. president putin walking in to negotiations and reasserting himself on the world stage. kim, crossing the border in his armored train a nine-hour journey, greeted with a traditional gift of bread and salt, and giving an unprecedented interview to local
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tv, although it lasted only a minute. "my warm greetings to all the russian people," he said. this morning president putin telling him, we welcome your efforts to normalize relations with the u.s. critics worry the russian president will soften international sanctions against north korea weakening the pressure to denuclearize. the site of america's long-time foes, two men president trump has called friends exchanging notes, bringing warnings from washington. >> it's really hard to tell what vladimir putin is trying to do, other than trying to undermine the interests of the united states. i hope that he is interested in denuclearizing the regime. >> reporter: unconfirmed reports say kim is furious over the failure to reach agreement with president trump. claims he has punished some of his negotiators cannot be independently verified by nbc news. this morning after an hour and a half, kim thanking the russian president for well-spent time.
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telling the cameras, we had a very substantive conversation one on one. the men exchanging gifts, ceremonial swords, the messaging unmistakable. >> the symbolism also unmistakable. keir, what message to the united states are putin and kim trying to send during this summit? >> reporter: well, good question, craig. i think for kim jong-un, the message to president trump is, you know, you're not my only friend in the world. and also, kim jong-un will be hoping that those u.s.-led sanctions can be undermined also bit through russia, because the economic ties with russia just along the border here are worth millions of dollars to north korea. for president putin, of course, he puts himself back in the middle of the world stage again. that's exactly where he likes to be. craig, look deeply into the mueller report, i take away from it is just how hungry russia is to engage with america and be noticed by america. president putin has just said
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that kim jong-un has asked him to take what they talked about to president trump. president putin will relish being in that position. craig? >> keir simmons in russia. thank you. back here, measles cases in the u.s. have now climbed to the highest levels in 25 years. nationwide, the centers of disease control and prevention report 695 cases of measles in 22 states. officials say the majority who have gotten sick were not vaccinated. measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world and can have dangerous health consequences especially for children. it was considered wiped out in this country only 19 years ago. a lot more to get to this morning including the eyes of football fans firmly on nashville, tennessee, the music city hosting the nfl draft which gets under way later tonight. and it is going to be, as it has been for a number of years now, a huge party. nbc stephanie gosk joins us with more on that. it's hard to understate how big, how much of a spectacle this
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thing has become. >> yeah. and so quickly, craig. the first nfl draft was held in 1936 behind closed doors as a ritz-carlton. players name on a piece of paper taped to the wall. let's just say things have changed a bit since then. >> reporter: the nfl season kicking off today in nashville, music city, playing host to the 2019 nfl draft. the one-time smoke-filled back room deal machine that has now become one of the most popular events in the nfl behind only the super bowl and opening weekend. >> so much going on. it's going to be exciting. >> reporter: and at the most high-profile job fair in the u.s., these candidates are trying to put their best foot forward, with life-changing paydays on the line, many have been cleaning up their social media profiles ahead of the big draft night to avoid any lurking controversies. former ohio state defensive lineman nick bosa expected to be a top pick.
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>> pressure again. bosa's got it! >> reporter: recently explaining his decision to delete tweets reportedly expressing support for president trump and criticism of colin kaepernick and former oklahoma quarterback kyler murray, one day after winning the heisman apologized for old tweets in which he used homophobic slurs when just a teenager. murray walked away from a multimillion dollar major league baseball contract to pursue nfl dreams now looking to the future in a new nike ad. >> as a kid, i did it all. but in my heart, i'm a football player. >> reporter: as he prepares to take his game to the next level. >> i want to be the best to ever play the game. >> reporter: other names generating buzz, defensive lineman quinnen williams from alabama and ohio state quarterback dwayne haskins. >> touchdown! >> reporter: but the big question, who will hear their name first? >> every year, mel, we see this. we see a guy on draft day shoot up the board. we see a guy on draft day plum met down the board.
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>> this is an event that has become as much about the fans as the players. 100,000 are likely to visit nashville. tickets to the draft are free and handed out by a lottery system. you can already put your name in the hat for las vegas next year, savannah. don't get caught up. >> i won't. i'd like to go to vegas, anyway. so that's great. >> the arizona cardinals have the number one pick. a lot of folks wondering whether they're going to keep that pick or whether they trade it. >> they can trade it. it's going to be interesting. my poor new england patriots, obviously, having won the super bowl are in last. >> they don't need to draft anyone. >> i don't think you'll get a ton of sympathy, my friend. >> thank you, stephanie. go over to dylan with the rest of the forecast. another pats' fan. >> it's really tough. we have a lot of rain expected down along the gulf coast. that's going to be the area we'll focus in on today because severe storms are possible with winds, hail and also isolated tornadoes. some of that rain extends up across the ohio river valley and also a little unsettled back through the midwest, but behind
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this system, we do see things clear out pretty nicely. the western haft of the country looking good. lots of sunshine, warm and the southwest will be approaching record high temperatures. northeast, much cooler than yesterday and the southeast highs should be close to 90. nast a look at the weather across the country. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds, everything! my first latte in 12 years. a2 milk®, real milk that's easier on digestion. love milk again. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. starting out with sunshine, we're still going to have a very
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warm day, reaching up to 84 degrees this afternoon. we're coming down from those 90s, still going no reach upper 80s in our inland valleys, concord and antioch and morgan hill, our 7-day forecast shows we come down a few more degrees in time for the weekend. more clouds on sunday, nice and spring-like for the middle of next week. >> bring it in here. > new safet concerns at the grand canyon after a fourth tourist dies at the national treasure. fourth in less than a month. the latest in a live report. then a "today" exclusive. natalie talks to bode and morgan miller as they move forward after an unthinkable loss. but first, this is "today" on nbc. you buckle up, start the car, put it in gear and take off. next thing you know, the phone is in your hand! stop! we should be holding the wheel,
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kari. >> we are looking at sunshine, the marine layer and fog will bring those temperatures down, highs in the mid-60s. reaching 85 degrees in livermore, mid-80s for the next three days, we will see slight chances in the forecast, early next week, back in the 70s, feeling more like it should be for the end of april. >> looking at the crash, northbound 87, the lanes look like it's slowing, starting to clear out of the roadways, the dunbarton bridge. better over a san mateo bridge. this commute. the nature around the bay. the bay bridge toll plaza
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let's check the headlines. joe biden formally joined the crowded democratic race. he announced on twitter saying he are in the battle for the soul of this nation. >> but if we give donald trump eight years in the white house, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation. who we are. and i cannot stand by and watch that happen. >> the campaign video used images from the charlottesville white supremacist march in 2017. biden said president trump shocked the conscience of the nation when he said there were some very fine people on both sides. the 76-year-old lifelong politician becomes an instant front-runner, already polling in first place in most polls. and facebook could be hit with a record-setting penalty as the result of a federal investigation into its privacy practices. the social media giant says it could be forced to pay the largest fine the federal trade commission has ever handed out.
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all for failing to protect your likes, your shares and your data. wednesday ceo mark zuckerberg started a conference call focusing on the need for privacy. >> in our life we all have public spaces like the town square and private spaces like our living room. in the digital life we also need private spaces. >> trust was lost when data was shared with cambridge analytica. sources tell nbc news ftc is also weighing whether to hold zuckerberg personally responsible for misusing data. it was an unforgettable day on the water for a couple of florida fishermen in the keys. take a look. >> oh, my god! oh, my god. oh, my god. >> yes. of that's a great white shark grabbing a free snack from a chum bag hanging off the back of the boat. that shark estimated to be about
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16 feet long. the great white circled the boat about three hours before finally cigging in. when he was done, swam away. >> showed up for dinner. >> yeah. also this morning, the fourth time in less than a month's time, a tourist has died at the grand canyon. the victim this time a woman who fell over the edge of the national park's south room. joe fryer at the canyon for us. joe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. that is the grand canyon behind me. it to be easy to get close to the national tourist attractions but the spectacular views can mask the dangers which have become a reality over the past few weeks. the grand canyon's dramatic views lure in more than 6 million tourists each year. in some cases they are attempted to get a closer look. sometimes with deadly consequences. the latest fatality, a popular
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lookout called pike creek vista park officials say cynthia atlee veered off the trail to a ledge and had trouble getting back. >> on the end of a point. if -- probably going to fall. >> reporter: a technical rescue team was called but she fell before she arrived. >> copy. she just fell. >> we're not sure what she was doing prior to the fall. but she was out on the point by herself. she wasn't with a group. >> reporter: just three weeks ago a 67-year-old man also fell to his death along the canyon's south rim plunging nearly 400 feet. >> i've seen people crawl literally to the very edge, and lay down and hold their phone, but i think that's just the selfie era. people are doing that everywhere. >> reporter: last month two other tourists lost their lives in the grand canyon area but outside the national park's boundaries. at least one fell while trying to take a picture near the famous skywalk. >> there's no rule against stepping off the path and exploring the park as you want to, but we want people to be aware of their surroundings, and move carefully.
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>> reporter: officials say around a dozen people die in the park each year but most of the deaths are from medical causes often related to the heat. falling deaths are extremely rare. this week authorities also released new details about a separate tragedy in yosemite national park where an israeli teen died reportedly trying to re-create a picture he'd seen on instagram. rangers urging caution in precarious areas where one slip can be deadly. >> so in addition to the caution, joe, do they have a special message for tourists who might be headed to the grand canyon. >> yeah. it may sound like common sense. park rangers say dramatic photos are not worth the risk. number one tip, don't go anywhere near the edge. use the zoom on your camera instead. back to you guys. >> joe there at the grand canyon. let's get a check of the weather. dylan in for al.
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here she is. >> want to hear something wild? >> yes. >> this is one of the fourth warmest apis on record. >> doesn't seem that way. >> i was shocked, too, first in new york, second in philly, third in washington and fifth warmest up in boston. so i'm just as confused as you are bum as confused as you are, the stats are in. today we see highs above average. raleigh up to 87 degrees today. 12 degrees above average. 80 in atlanta. 5 degrees normal for this time of year. out west where we're really seeing the heat for now. we are expecting a high of 82 in medford, oregon. sacramento, 89. palm strings 101. 13 degrees above normal. upper midwest and northern plains temperatures on the cold side especially into the weekend. back up to 50 sunday in this area. detroit high of 51 sunday. stays mild in atlanta and down south kansas city
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. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are about 10 degrees above normal. in some spots 15 degrees above normal today. reaching 84 in san jose, napa 85 degrees, cooler in san francisco with a high of 66 degrees. we'll continue on with more, but a summer-like feel to the air as we go into the weekend. by sunday, there will be nor clouds, a slight chance of rain, highs reaching into the low 70s. forecast. >> dylan a good one coming up. just ahead a gymnastics dynasty. talking to gold medal winner mary lou retton and her daughter who just stole the show at a major competition. >> perfect, since it's bring your kid to work day. right? >> yeah. also a dynamic duo, jenna, jay leno joining forces this morning for a special live surprise. and we're not out of the woods just yet. what a drives a second flu wave
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edward jones came to manage a trillion dollars in assets under care by focusing our mind on whatever's on yours. and welcome back. hard to believe it has been nearly one year since olympic skier bode miller ands with high of morgan faced an unimaginable tragedy. >> lost their baby in a drowning accident last summer and four months later the couple welcomed a new baby boy. natalie morales got to meet little easton and i know they have a really important message. >> they sure do, savannah. adorable as you would expect and yes, has a very big name but the millers say it suits him and now they're on a very big mission to educate other families about the importance of water safety training for kids.
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something they've already doing with 6-month-old easton after their devastating loss. for bode miller and his wife, it's a warning urgent. precious 6-month-old son easton getting first water lessons. >> you talk to any parent who has lost a child to drowning, the research i saw 6-month-old babies and 1-year-olds and 16-month-olds, 19-month-olds swimming that could have been m emmie. should have been and it was that easy, to commit to one session of what we're doing now. it would have changed everything. >> reporter: in june of last year the millers lost their angelic 19-month-old daughter emmie after she fell into a neighbor's pool and drowned. savannah spoke to them just weeks after the accident when they were expecting baby easton.
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>> there's -- not a day that goes by that i don't pray for the opportunity to go back to that day. and make it different. but now we have this opportunity to make other parents days different. >> reporter: drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths for children 1 to 4 years old. not the millers are using their tragedy to educate others about pool barriers and drowning previous. michael patrella is a strained instructoren. >> the difference of life and death is three inches. face down to face up. getting to his back and resting and breathing is where he needs to be to save himself. >> reporter: initially it may be jarring, but it's not traumatic for babies. the lessons are every day ten minutes for about a month. >> as parents, one of the things we know, it's our job to prepare or children for the situation, and not the situation for the
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child. and this is one of those things where, water is the most dangerous situation that they can encounter, and it is 100% unavoidable. 100% water is everywhere. >> reporter: it's a danger they want pediatricians to bring up with parents, too. >> being a parent is, is inherently scary. you're worried about your food or your screen time, whatever, but "the" number one thing is, that can take your child where none is relevant is drowning. >> what are you opening pediatricians ask parents that come in with their babies? >> do you have a plan and are you doing the right stuff? >> is it okay if he swallows a little bit of water. >> swallowing is fine. he's not aspirating at all. >> reporter: easton was born just one month before emmie would have turned 2. how much peace as he brought to you both? >> so much. i mean, having a new baby, and even though it's not going to fill that hole, it adds that much more love.
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and that is a blessing, and for the kids to be able to experience that love again, and life after death, it's a way to heal. >> reporter: emmie's presence is everywhere in their house, their lives and in their hearts. >> it's been a learning process i think for all of us, but, yeah. she's definitely still around. >> i know holidays especially. you know, she had an easter basket. >> yeah. >> and the boys were -- easter bunny was good to her. >> she is still very much a part of this family. >> yeah. >> reporter: while their family will never be truly whole, they have found new joy and new purpose. >> i love that we have the opportunity to change, and show parents had i known then what i know now this is what i would do and let my mistake be yours. learn from it. >> the american addmy of
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pediatrics recommends children start water safety lessons at one year but the millers felt it more urgent with easton. we have information how to find a trained infant swimming resource instructor in your area on our website, >> you see them, i know you feel the same. their courage, so raw. this just happened. hasn't even been a year. they've done so much for people. they've really raised awareness about water safety. they did for me. they've changed me for sure. >> absolutely. and everyone i think that has heard their story and every time they speak out, parents all around the country reach to them and say thank you for making me aware. that has helped them heal somewhat, but also having a new baby is also helping them heal, but they feel they have a purpose and their mission and that is to spread aware inside of the important and necessary
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good thursday morning. right now at 7:56 as you get ready to head out, it's already clear, our temperatures will be heating up pretty fast today. dublin looks good as you head out the door. in the tri-valley, expect highs into the low 80s, we're out of those low 90s, well above normal for this time in april. san jose will reach 84 degrees in concord, 87, san francisco, a little coastal fog, bringing down those temperatures today, with some mystic seas. let's get an update on the commute from mike. >> we are holding off with the lighter volume overall, the south bay has seen a build for 280. 101 is slowing, it's southbound 87 now with a crash, northbound
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the crash cleared. so you might overall see on the parkway. there is a bay bridge toll plaza, they fast track, they will bring you cash, in a few seconds there, back to you. >> thanks, mike. happening now, we are expecting to get an update from police this morning after a man drove through a crowd of people in sunnyvale, they say it might be checked to ptsd. eight people were hurt during that crash. in sacramento, a bill proposed will be heard amid ongoing measles outbreak. if passed, it would give state health officials the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. we are always on at nbc bay you can follow us on twitter and facebook with information updates for you throughout the day. we'll have another local update for you coming up in 30 minutes. e
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, wicked weather. overnight multiple tornadoes touching down in texas and louisiana. >> grabbed what we have on and ran for the high hills. it happened that quick. >> a storm heading east expected to cause major travel delays. dylan's got the forecast. plus, like mother like daughter. we sit down with olympic gymnast mary lou retton and her daughter who just stole the show at the college championship. what it's like for the olympic legend to watch her own daughter score. and saying good-bye. the tv show "riverdale" airs luke perry's final scene months after his death. how the bittersweet episode is a
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reminder of who he was on and off camera today, thursday, april 25, 2019. happy birth, josh! >> a lifelong dream. >> to be on the "today" show. >> spring break in new york. hi, grandma! ♪ always had a vision always had high, high hopes ♪ >> from ohio! celebrating my 13th birthday. >> it's the holt family live from or land oh in front of the cafe. >> hi to our family in lexington, south carolina. >> i brought grammy to new york for her birthday! [ cheers ] hi, everybody. good morning. welcome back to "today" on a brice, pretty thursday morning. so nice to have you with us whether you're at home, out on our plaza or better yet, stop me if you've heard this before, we got this thing calmed #mytodayplaza. record a video of yourself, use the hash tag my today plaza and
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over to us. we put you on tv. >> our virtual plaza. all the rage. be a are the pa of it. by the way, coming up tomorrow on "today," a reunion of sorts 20 years in the making. carson catching up with pink nearly two decades after they first met. talk music, family, more as well. >> looking forward to that conversation. it will be a good one. lots to get to. start with the news at 8:00 and millions across the deep south on awe lert for vilened thunderstorms. the same dangerous storm system that tore through texas spinning off several tornados and unleashing damage. nbc's kerry sanders in in saint augustine, texas. good morning. >> reporter: first light given authorities an opportunity to as how bad the damage is. you see some over my shoulder. launched the drone to look overhead. a community of about 2,100 people. the mayor says so far it appears from the early assessments,
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while there have been injuries and there is serious damage, especially even to his own house it appears there have been no deaths here. power is out. people are out in their cars, traffic is backing up. it's going to take a while to do a full assessment here. it was around 11:00 or shortly after local time when residents say that their cell phones alerted them there was a tornado on the ground. some people scrambling in their homes to get into safe spots, to make sure that they could survive this. the mayor, leroy hughes' wife was in her bed. she got out as he was scrambling and apparently a 2x4 came down, hit her in the shoulder. she's at the hospital. yes, some injuries. meantime in louisiana in ruston, near louisiana tech university, a tornado touched down there. two people reported killed from that twister. savannah? >> tough day there. tough day ahead. kerry, thank you very much. former vice president joe biden made it official today. he is running for president.
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the 76-year-old announced his bid on video saying there is a battle for the soul of this nation. >> if we give donald trump eight years in the white house, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation. who we are. and i cannot stand by and watch that happen. >> biden's leap into the race makes 20 democrats officially seeking the party's 2020 nomination. biden is expected to kick off his campaign on monday at a rally in pittsburgh. springtime usually marks the end of the flu season but an unexpectedal wave is spreading across the country making this the longest flu season in ten years bringing us to our medical correspondent dr. john torres with what we need to know. you're seeing more flu? >> confusing people. allergies, flu symptoms, they can be confusing. typically what happened, started around thanksgiving.
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normal for the flu season, usually winds down about february. in february a second strain. hn 32 came in. unusual. 21 weeks. a record, again. >> what are the symptoms? how do you make sure it's not allergies. >> or a cold or something like that. symptoms the same. fevers body aches, feeling not well. a lot of sniffles. with the flu comes on suddenly. body aches intense and people describe it typically as i couldn't get out of bed. i feel horrible. that's the flu. >> if you haven't had the flu vaccine, should you get it now? is it too late? >> what we found out over the last few years including this one, the flu, we think of almost as a yearly infection. starting and lasting the whole year. had summer flu as well. main thing, especially in a high activity area, 11 states still have widespread flu. cdc recommends the shot. >> get the shot. and does the shot cover this other strain?
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this worse strain we're talking about? >> started ko eed covering the . the second one, not as well. the message get to the doctor for medication. >> if you had the flu shot and had it early. we listened to you back in november, does it still work now? >> still works well as it could work at all. again, the flu is mutated, changed. not as strong against it as we'd like it to be. >> doc, thank you. appreciate it. the world health information is out with new guidelines on one of the most anxiety-producing issues of modern family life. how much screen time should young children be allowed to have watching shows or playing video games? the answer according to the organization is never. for children who are 1-year-old and rarely for those under 2. kids between 2 and 4 should spend no more than one hour a day in front of a screen according to the world health organization. bottom line, health experts say kids need to sit less and play more. >> all right.
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hoda's off but the boost goes on. here's a good one. a trip to disney world in florida even better than matched for a girl in a recent trip to the park. especially when she saw one of her heroes. [ laughterlf[ laughter ] donald! >> oh, my. is it donald? >> yes. hi, donald! >> see donald? >> hi, hi! [ laughter ] >> that's how i was when sting was on the show yesterday. i was like, the joy, the faith, that's mia. adorable. saw donald duck across the room. at a restaurant. day made. hard to top that, but she also had mickey shaped chicken nuggets, also good. >> i was at that same restaurant roughly a year ago and my sona similar reaction when he saw some of the seven dwarfs. >> it's like a beyonce sighting. exciting for them. celebrities. >> and olympic icon and the
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daughter following in her footsteps. we can't wait to chat with mary lou retton and her girl mckenna. plus, jenna and jay leno are still driving around town. guys, what are you doing? >> looking for a hot dog. >> he's looking for a hot dog. i tell him, we have to get to work. >> we'll get there. >> we have to get there, because we have a huge surprise coming up live. >> yeah. when you just have to get a hot dog when you're in new york. you know? every tv show they have hot dogs. and i don't, i don't see anybody out here. >> he wants a hot dog. >> jenna, get him that hot dog and get right here. we're expecting you with a big surprise, as you said. surprise, as you said. a lot more com [zara larsson - "wow"] ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop drop say oh my drop drop drop ♪ ♪ make u say oh my god my drop drop ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop make u say oh my god ♪ i heard there guwere fleas out here.r? and t-t-t-t-t-icks! and mosquitoooooooooooes!
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a major competition. sticks the landing. there's her overjoyed mom. might know her. gold medal winner mary lou retton watching from the stands. we'll talk to them in a moment. first, their story. >> reporter: as mckenna kelly took the floor at the ncaa women's gymnastics championship saturday, the crowd roared to life. ♪ the louisiana state university senior effortlessly nailed the last routine of the night scoring a 9.95, just short of a perfect 10. but enough to propel her team to a second place victory. a familiar face cheered louder than the rest. her mother, legendary gold medal gymnast mary lou retton. mckenna's nearly flawless routine echoes her mother's performan performance decades ago, her mour introduced at the olympics. >> she's there. very nice. >> standing just under 5 feet
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mary lou retton tumbled her way into history. >> she has done the best vault of her life. >> reporter: and became the first u.s. woman to take home gold in the individual all-around event. she was also the most decorated athlete of the summer games. >> hi! >> reporter: mckenna didn't start pursuing elite gymnastics until 17. the same age her mother retired. their shares love of the sport and each other is apparent. last month mckenna posted this photo to her instagram page writing, surreal moment. sharing it with the pioneer herself. i'm already crying. >> i know! >> mary lou and mckenna with us exclusively this morning. >> hi! >> hi, ladies. telling mary lou. no poker face. in the stands, screaming her heart out. >> i'm going to sit like every other normal parent and i just can't do it. i am so proud of her.
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>> that wasn't just any routine, mckenna. end of the competition. everybody is done. a lot of meets going on, and everybody's looking at you. did you feel the pressure? >> no. my team is something special to me, and i knew this was my final routine of the season, and giving it to them and using the energy, exactly what we needed, energy from the crowd. >> growing up as you went into gymnastics, how much pressure did you feel then knowing that your mom had done fairly well at this sport? >> right. i don't understand i understood the enormity of what she did and the groundbreaking gymnastics she did at the time. to me she's just mom. made me run at 6:00 a.m. in the morning, the walk of champions. i don't know -- >> no junk food. >> she's just mom to me and that's all she is. >> i don't think i ever put pressure on them. i put my four daughters in a sport that i love. it's woven into every fabric of my being and we're a gymnastics family. three stuck with it. one was a cheerleader, and, you know, her path was different
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than mine and i'm so proud of everything, and my last thought to you was, remember this. my words were, remember this, baby girl. this is your last floor routine. >> hmm. >> i know! the whole place -- such a moment. a surreal moment. >> picture perfect. >> it really was. >> should have been a 10. >> see? always a competitor. but it was cute to watch you guys, when we did that side-by-side, because you're like, oh, you're landing this may mary lou, thought mckenna's was better. >> i did. >> did you ever give pointers. >> very few. i remember trying to correct her as a little bitty kid in the front yard. a cartwheel. practicing a roundoff, when you bring your feet together. i was saying that's so good, but why don't you get yore feet together quicker. she looked at me and goes, what do you know? right? knowing that -- i know a little
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bit about gymnastics. >> mckenna, what's next? you majored in psychology. if i'm not mistaken, injured last year, you have another year of eligibility that is correct. >> you could -- you could get back out there? >> yes. so i haven't officially announced this, but i have decided to graduate with my senior class. i will not be picking up next year. >> that really was your final floor routine. i wondered if your mom just gave it away. >> that was it. i feel so at peace. i don't think another year of gymnastics could give me anything i needed more. lsu, the coaches, the village we like to call it, just, that team is something so special and i want to finish out with them. >> you literally left it all on the floor. >> i did. >> literally she d. go tigers! >> what will you do now when you graduate? >> i want to be a speaker and writer, just like my mom. >> so good. >> it's a gift. >> on a serious note, mary lou, gymnastics is running through
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your veins on the board of usa gymnastics, of course, i have to ask you, because it's been such a hard time for this sport. >> terrible. it hanchts rd. >> it must break your heart? >> it does because it's a beautiful sport filled withbeautiful people and the spotlight is going to a monster. i don't have a solution. i have a call with the new president today. she just wants to pick my brain. >> yeah. what do you -- what do you -- >> i don't know. >> it feels like they are cleaning house and they need you? >> they absolutely need to start at the ground level and build back up. a culture of acceptance, a culture of safety. these girls have to feel safe. >> accountability. >> accountability. all of those things. >> what would you say to mothers like yourself? who might be watching or listening, who have a mcken ma who -- mckenna? interested in gymnastics but scared off by the press of the
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last few years. >> if you go with a reputable gym you're going to be obl. laws and bylaws in place. you never experienced any of this. i never experienced -- thank goodness. we're very, very blessed and grateful. ooshgs ooshgs -- ooh, mama bear would come out if that happened. terrible. >> what do you do for fun? routines? a flip or anything? >> it's been a while. >> you have to beg her just to do a flip into the pool. >> yes. >> pulling teeth with her. >> yes. i'm feet up. i am. >> really am. >> still a lot of bounce. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> way to go. so nice to meet you. >> mckenna, lsu, everybody, such a great run. >> absolutely. >> we really loved telling this story. thank you so much. >> thank you, guys. send it over to dylan with a check of 9 weather. >> good morning, guys.
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keeping an eye on the storm. tornado watches in effect. severe thunderstorm warnings in southwestern mississippi. these storms could potentially cause the cloud to ground lightni lightning, isolated tornadoes could spin up in this area something. something we'll keep and eye out for today. up through nashville, indianapolis, delays today most likely. tomorrow delays move into the east coast. severity of the storms not as strong but looking for pockets of heavier rain and isolated stronger storms. that could create delays at some major airports across good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. fog is back near the coast and across the bay. that will help cool it down in the city for today. om reaching about 66 degrees. inland areas still hot reaching into the upper 80s, but we're
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coming down off thout of those . summerlike feel to air, highs mid-80s going into saturday. by sunday more clouds. a slight chance of rain and feeling more like spring going into the middle of next week. and if you're heading out check uttous on sirius xm channel 108. >> dylan dreyer, thank you so much. time for "pop start." still remember how to can do it? >> put me in coach! like riding a bike. first up, luke perry, the beloved actor unexpectedly passed away back in march after suffering a stroke. at the time shooting cw show "riverdale" last night's episode marks his final appearance as well. appeared beefly in the show. his character comforting, supporting his son, the reputation of the kind of person he was off-set. many fans sharing about that episode. such a fan of you, one writing. so lovely to all of us. you are missed. another fan writing, take a bow,
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my friend. you are respected, you are loved. cw has not yet revealed how they're goal to handle perpry's character exiting the show. and bradley cooper sitting down with ellen degeneres and what it ras like filming "a star is born." performing in front of a crowd pa terrifying for anyone. he was nervous for a different reason performing in front of a crowd. >> you just did that one take? >> two takes. four minutes. sang "maybe it's time" twice. >> and the audience loved it? >> well, they couldn't hear it. we never played anything through the p.a. system. >> what? >> yeah. no. we have monitors. couldn't release the music before the movie came out. >> how did they know -- >> that's when they could have thrown a bottle at us. idiot. only stagecoach, right up
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against the stage. the first rows could hear it from monitors. >> you and lady gaga. >> no. just me. it was just me. even worse. >> oh, man. >> cooper said if lady gaga was there surely the crowd would have reacted. ellen asked if he would consider doing a sound track since the most went so well he quickly said, no. and kelly clarkson performed the song "broken and beautiful" featured on the "ugly dolls sound track comes out today. today a first look at the music video from the song and features a special someone. ♪ if someone would call me don't fix me, don't try to change a thing ♪ can someone just know me ♪ because i believe i'm broken and it's beautiful ♪ i'm broken and it's beautiful ♪
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i'm broken and it's beautiful ♪ >> ah! just saw her on the set of "the voice." clarkson's 4-year-old daughter river rose. clearly the star of that video. check it out on by the way, "ugly dolls" hits theaters friday may 3rd and it was kelly clarkson's birthday yesterday. happy birthday. >> we love river rose. a special "daily click." >> because today is take our daughters and sons to work day. there it is. the jackson -- jack, take it away. >> this 3-month-old baby hated tummy time so her parents found a perfect way to their solution. they put her on the top of their robot vacuum and let her roam around the house. she seemed to enjoy the ride and even clean the floors at the same time. seems like a win-win t. is a
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win-win. it's a roomba. >> jack, got the family talent. >> yeah, you do. >> thanks. >> carson, you're in trouble, look at that jacket he's wearing. show me your arms, buddy. like tom hanks in "big." >> and we love -- >> it's out! and he's out! >> how old are you? >> we rehearses that. >> he's 10. going on 20. >> why aren't you in school, by the way? >> love it. thank you, jack daly and carson damy. >> thanks. and what jay leno and jenna are up to. >> miss add spot. and rising music star. there she is. maggie rogers, already has a consult following and will sing for us in just a bit. but first, your local news. .
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i )m ... new overnight-- former vice president joe bi . 8:26. i'm laura garcia. new overnight former vice president joe biden officially announcing his 2020 presidential bid. the 76-year-old releasing this new campaign video. >> the core values of his nation are staining the world, our very democracy, everything that has made merc is at stake. that's why today i'm announcing my candidacy for president of the unite. united states. biden leading many early primary polls in the coming weeks. biden embarking on a tour of the four early voting states. check that morning commute. how's it looking? >> good. a view, tour of the bay, if you
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will. a smooth drive across the san mateo bridge. cones out, doing work abelieve across the span. slowing. eastbound, seeing cones not causing a problem. there was a bigger problem south 680 towards the merge with 242 at monument boulevard blocking one lane. that jams you up through concord and pleasant hill. walnut creek smooth and orinda in this area, a build for oakland and finally the san mateo bridge. back with another local update in half an hour. have a great thursday morning. >> announcer: local weather on the "today" show is brought to you by --
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>> 4. >> she has her pink flamingo purse and ready to go. >> one, two, three, four, five. >> just counted on national television. can i have my seat back, or do you want to stay? >> seat back. >> do you want to sit with me? yes. >> actually -- >> i'm out, she says. >> bye-bye darling. this is fun. take your daughters and sons to work day. come sit with me, honey. we saw jack daly do such a great job with "pop stars." there they are, running wild. and carson is outside. jack's there and more kids from our staff. >> guys, here we are. i'd like to see a whole episode of this show driven solely by our children. all of our kids. i don't know the kids cut i can tell who they are by their faces because they look like they're moms and dads who work here at the "today" show.
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everybody wave! hi to everybody at home. a big day at the plaza. a special day for this young lady, marissa. how are you? >> i'm great. how are you? >> it's your birthday and maggie rogers birthdays. >> i'm a huge fan of maggie. >> it's her birthday today, too. >> what a convince coincidence. >> a birthday gift for you. here's maggie rogers. >> hey! >> why don't you come in and watch the performance. we'll get you right up there. happy birthday to you both. looking forward to maggie's performance in a little bit as well. that's very, very nice. kids, you having fun? >> all: yeah! >> better than school! better than school! a lot to get to. can't wait to explain why jenna and jay leno are spending the morning driving aimlessly around the city. see what they're up to in a bit and third hour, laurie metcalf
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is stopping by. looking forward to that. head to dylan for the weather. >> announcer: want to celebrate earth week? serie, can i recycle my iphone? >> thank you, carson. spring has sprung here at rockefeller center with beautiful pieces of art popping up. here to tell us more, the art curator from free sculpture. seeing them pop up across rockefeller center wondering what is going on. you've picked 20 pieces of rock to display around rockefeller center. how did you disease what to choose? >> free sculptor started in london, first year it's here in new york in collaboration with rock center. when one starts to think about choosing artists you have to think about where they're from, who they are the scale of the work. it's been an incredible project. rockefeller center is filled with art and a wonderful place
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to work i. can't imagine what it was like to shut down this area and put this up. >> a work by a spanish artist who shows many -- internationally and shows sculptors all over the world. this piece is called "behind the walls." i think it's an personal responsibility in a complicated world we live in. do we put our hands over our eyes or see what the world looks like? >> fascinating. you can see them inside amounted outside the buildings here. >> all over rockefeller center. >> until when? >> june 28th. >> lots of time. one more thing to see and do here in new york city. the weather across the country as we go into the next couple of days, into the weekend, on friday going to see heavy rain up and down the east coast. pockets of heavier rain could cause delays at airports. keep it in mind if traveling tomorrow. into saturday rain clears out although gusty across the northeast and more rain and wet snow trying to move in to parts of the upper midwest and sunday moves east.
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showers return to the east coast and kind of unsettlened and cooler than normal, except good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. fog is back at the golden gate bridge and that will help cool down our temperatures just a few more degrees there in the city. inland areas, still going to be hot, but at least we're coming down out of those 90s from the past couple days. upper 80s for parts of the tri-valley and inland area and stay in the mid-80s going into the weekend. by sunday there will be more clouds. a slight chance of rain especially late sunday evening and cooler temperatures. san francisco staying in the 60s. hat's your latest forecast. savannah? >> all right, dylan. thank you so much. gang's all here. just ahead, almost ready to tell you what jenna and jay have been cooking up all morning long. first, this is "today" on nbc. i like chillaxin'.
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and we are back with a special guest here on the plaza. u.s. navy veteran david miller along with his wife and daughter, an opportunity to shine a light on and pay tribute to those who serve our country. >> right. retired petty officer served more than ten years. during his deployment on the "uss nimitz" when david's life changed. >> i just knew i wanted to serve in the navy with all my heart. that's what i wanted to do. >> reporter: david miller enlisted in the united states navy in 2007. two weeks after graduating from high school. >> throughout much of my years i was an aviation ordinanceman working on the f-18 hornets, super hornets and ea-18 crawlers. >> first stationed on the "uss kitty hawk" and then "the uss george washington" assigned to
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military exercises off the coast of japan. >> what i loved most was the adventure and the travel. >> reporter: he fell in love with the job, but he didn't expect what came next. >> she washe one. a year later we got married. >> reporter: miller met misa serving in japan and they married in 2011 and a year later their daughter rachel was born. >> she's fun-loving, very outgoing. just the sweetest little girl. >> reporter: but miller was away months at a time on deployment. in 2017 he was stationed on the "uss nimitz" in the middle east. >> it's supposed to be about a seven-month deployment. but sadly, it ended up in disaster. >> reporter: miller 2kwe eer de fever and his health took a turn for the worst. >> i just had a seizure, went unconscious and collapsed, and the next thing you know i was in the e.r. of the ship. >> reporter: miller was fighting for his life. doctors onboard the ship medevac'd him to a hospital in bahrain. >> i was scared so bad, because
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i couldn't walk. i thought i was paralyzed. i just thought, man, how am i going to support my wife and child now? >> reporter: he was diagnosed with a rare disorder, cerebellar atrophy and ataxia, a condition that affects movement and speech. >> my motor skills as far as walking, doing physical labor, it's very limited. and my speech is slurred. >> reporter: there's no cure for miller's condition, but he says his love for his country, his family and strong faith keep him positive. >> at least i gave my all when i was able-bodied. that's all i can say. i just tried my best. >> and petty officer david miller is here along with his wife misa and they're adorable daughter. good morning to all of you. david, hearing this story and everything you've been through, how are you doing? >> i'm doing better with my family, and the support of the
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wounded warriors and the v.a. >> wow. you have some really good friends and people pulling for you and one of them is jay leno, who is out there. he's been driving around all morning with jenna bush hager and i think they're pulling up here soon. where are you guys? >> here we are. >> we're coming. >> we're coming. >> trying to find a hot dog. >> he's been looking for a hot dog, but here we are. >> coming right up to our plaza. there's jay leno and jenna bush right over here and they're going to pull right up here, because i think they have something to tell you. jenna, what's going on? >> okay. >> david, we have a big surprise for you. we're coming out as fast as we can. >> i don't know if you can hear. she says she's got a surprise for you. good morning, jay. >> hi, you guys. hi, everybody! >> hi. >> how are ya? >> hi, jenna. [ cheers ] >> you know misa and david? >> nice to meet you. david, how are ya? >> thank you, sir. >> hi, david. >> say hi to jenna.
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>> how are you? jay i know you really want to just say thank you to david in a really special way. >> i did. i did. i wanted -- you know, you're an american hero and we wanted to present you with this. this is a van, a company called brawnability takes regular vants, converts them so they're fully accessible. no matter your situation, drive it, put whatever accessories you need in. the cool thing -- tell you, two things. the bad news is, it's a used car. the good news is, it was owned by a navy hero, and that hero was president george bush. this is his personal van that they used in the last years of his life to get around. >> oh, george bush senior. >> george bush senior. >> oh, i love that man. >> there you go. >> straight hero that died. >> he was a navy hero and we thought you would be the appropriate man to give this to. >> thank you. >> we want you to have it. >> thank you.
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thank you. >> jenna? >> we also have this -- which may be your beautiful daughter, you want to hold this for your dad? >> oh, that's -- >> a letter that my dad wrote for you. this was my grandpa's car, and it actually, i rode in it many times with him. so many good memory, but part of the letter says, 41 would be proud to know that a fellow sailor will take his seat in the van, and i know he would join me in thanking you for your contributions to this country. >> yes, ma'am. >> so i hope you and your family has as many happy memories in this van as my family did. >> yes, ma'am. may i shake your 457bd. >> hand? >> yes, sir. >> that man was a great man. one of the greatest presidents of all-time. >> what do you think? pretty cool? >> i love it. >> david and misa, don't hide behind there, misa. we want to see your beautiful
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face as well. a lovely family. you have a lot of challenges but a lot of love and support and we hope this helps. >> and we would like to take you for a ride maybe a little later. show you the "intrepid" a tour of the ship and drive you in your new van and show you how it works so you can operate it. it's all yours, my friend. >> maybe grab a hot dog as well. >> we got to get a hot dog. hey! >> there we go. >> you've got to be kidding. >> welcome to america! [ laughter ] >> thank you so much. >> there we go. >> a really special moment. thank you. we will send it inside now. carson is over there. >> very touching. thank you. if you missed this young lady at coachella, don't worry. rising star maggie rogers is here with us and the band in studio 1a and all performs live coming up. first, this is "today" on nbc. "curiouser and curiouser,"
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but hurry the event ends april 30th. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly
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presented to you by citi. well, justi a few short yeas ago this young lady maggie was a student happy making music and gained fame in large part due to pharrell, visited one of her classes and her music left him speechless and since has gone on to make music, a tour, busy, making national debut on television on her birthday to perform for us. arattled off what's been going on in a really short time. >> thank you very much. it's really crazy. especially because it's my birthday. i turned 25 today. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. i'm very much thinking about sort of the last year and this crazy stuff. looking at the date earlier. i wish i could tell myself three, four years ago i would be standing here and that this would be my life, but i'm happy and i'm touring and getting to
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make music and it's, i don't know. >> such a huge part of your life. watch this video. i urge you to do it. pharrell was a coach on "the voice," match thor clase e mast about you. and now here it s. itis. >> pretty much touring since i graduated from college. it's great i have a degree in something i actually use every day. >> right. >> just really great. and -- yeah. touring all over and just -- i think this upcoming year, playing an venues i nover could have imagined. two nights at radio city. >> coachella. >> yeah. it's been, it's fun. i'm having fun. >> well, happy birthday. what song are you sincing? >> the light on." >> maggie rogers, everyone. ♪ would you believe me if i told
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you i got caught up in a wave, almost gave it away ♪ would you hear me out if i told you i was terrified today ♪ ♪ that i was about to break ♪ oh what couldn't stop it, slow it all down ♪ cryin' in the bathroom to figure it out ♪ with everyone around me saying you must be so happy now ♪ ♪ oh, leave in a light on i'm okay with that ♪ leave the light on, i'll leave the light on, light on, light on, light on ♪ oh, and there's no other way and
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each and every day if you leave the light on ♪ leave the light on, light on, light on, light on ♪ ♪ due believe me now that i always had the best intentions, babe ♪ always wanted to stay ♪ ♪ can you feel me now that i'm vulnerable in oh, so many ways ♪ oh, and i'll never change ♪ i couldn't stop it, tried to figure it out ♪ but everything kept moving and the noise got too loud ♪ with everyone around me saying you should be so happy now ♪ ♪ oh, if keep reaching out then i'll keep coming back ♪
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and if you're gone for good then i'm okay with that ♪ if you leave the light on, i'll leave the light on ♪ light on, light on, light on ♪ and i am finding out there's just no other way ♪ and that i'm still dancing at the end of the day ♪ ♪ if you leave the light on, i'll leave the light on ♪ light on, light on, light on ♪ ooh-ah ♪ i'll leave the light on ♪ ooh-ah ♪ oh, oh ♪ ♪ will you leave the light on if you keep reaching out then i'll keep coming back ♪ but if you're gone for good then
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i'm okay with that ♪ if you leave the light on, i'll leave the light on, light on, light on, light on ♪ oh, oh, i am finding out that there's just no other way ♪ and i'm still dancing at the end of the day ♪ ♪ if you leave the light on, i'll leave the light on ♪ oh, oh, oh-oh-oh ♪ oh-oh-oh ♪ >> yeah! give it up! that's the birthday girl maggie rogers! ladies and gentlemen, maggie, happy birthday to you. >> thank you so much. cheers. >> and to your band. thank you so much. lovely, lovely music. >> thank you so much. >> back in the fourth hour. more music again. album out now. check her out on tour this summer. maggie, happy birthday. thanks for being here today. appreciate it. we're back in a moment but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are in such good company this morning. celebratining take our daughter and sons to work day. these are some of the kids are people who work here, staff members who make this show possible and we're so happy to have them here. great job! i brought my comedian to work. >> i know. >> he's my father-like figure. >> exactly. >> favorite comedian to work day. that's right. >> and jay, thank you for all you do. we love having you here. >> thanks, everybody. >> and great stories at and much more ahead on the third hour of "today." in a few moments including actress laurpy mat calf and alan cumming, and forth hour of today, more music. >> we got more music. can you guys all together say, but first your local news? >> good l former vice president ,
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a very good morning to you. 8:56. i'm laura garcia. joe biden officially announcing his 2020 presidential bid, the 76-year-old releasing a new campaign video. >> the core values of this nation, our very democracy, everything that has made america, america is at stake.
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that's why today i'm announcing my candidacy for president of the united states. >> biden is already leading many early primary polls. happening now, set to fill the shoes of late public defender, sworn in to office today. officially. the mayor appointed to the position last month replacing the late mayordied in february from a to putic effect of cocaine and alcohol. checking your every move at the local b.a.r.t. station. installing license plate readers at parking lots. only storing information 30 days unless part of an ongoing criminal investigation and will not share with i.c.e. or any other immigration enforcement. another local update in an hour. (dad) this ice cream cake needs a freezer.
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." and a good thursday morning to you. welcome to this third hour of "today." craig here alongside dylan. sheinelle is on assignment. and jake soboroff stuck around. and look who else joined the table this morning. andrea mitchell. >> a treat for me. love your set. >> you match it perfectly! spring colors. >> andrea mitchell is here. you know, big political news to discuss. overnight, of course, former vice president joe biden decided to jump into the already crowded pool of presidential candidate and made the announcement in a video that


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