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traffic was light until just now. >> just now. all right. weekend is getting closer. that's what's happening "today in the bay". back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> and don't forget to join us at 11:00. good morning. severe storm threat, tens of millions at risk up and down the east coast today. tornadoes possible in the mid-atlantic. heavy rain across the northeast. the south begins picking up the pieces from a string of deadly tornadoes. dylan has the latest forecast just ahead. ready to rumble. hours after joe biden enters the 2020 race, president trump takes aim. >> he is not the brightest light bulb in the group. >> how the former vice-president is hitting back. drastic measure. a quarantine for hundreds of people on two college campuses
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as meeasles makes a comeback. fiery crash. was a truck driver seen speeding around traffic the cause of this deadly chain reaction pipeup. >> oh, my god! suspension and surprises. >> arizona cardinals suspect -- >> a massive party in nashville. the final chapter of the hit "avengers" franchise opens to box office records, today, friday, april 26, 2019. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller center. >> nice to have you with us. friday sounds good. >> a lot of folks have to spend time in this weekend. weather is not looking nice. >> the april showers we hear about. hopefully, they bring
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mayflowers. the weather does top the news. drenching rain up and down the east coast in the wake of the deadly and destructive tornadoes that tore through the south. we will get to dylan's forecast ahead. first, gabe gutierrez is in louisiana this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency. at least two people were killed here. a mother and son who died when a tree fell on their home. a powerful ef-3 tornado was packing winds of 136 miles an hour. it tore the roof off this coffee shop. this morning, the cleanup is underway after storms st. louised st. louliced through th south. >> we're still assessing damage in multiple parishes. >> reporter: the governor on a tour confirmed it was a powerful ef-3 tornado that spun through the town. >> some of the worst devastation we have seen to be concentrated. >> reporter: on the ground,
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homes demolishes, power lines snapped. kendra and her 14-year-old son were killed when a tree fell on their home. louisiana tech -- >> we have a lot of damage, a lot of debris across our campus. >> reporter: despite the damage, the students are all safe. >> a lot of our residential facilities are damaged with windows and glass blown out and things like that. athletic facilities are essentially unusable. >> reporter: one of the students, an nfl prospect, spent draft day helping the community. >> people lost their lives. a lot of people lost their property. they will never be back. just doing what i can. >> repore the roof on this motel. guests managed to escape. all this as the devastating storms cut a path of destruction through parts of texas. near austin, a group of good samaritans using their muscle to turn over a flipped vehicle. >> oh, my god. >> the driver somehow survived
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without a scratch. the mayor knows how lucky he is. he and his wife were sleeping when a tree crashed through their ceiling. >> the tree was in the house. it was raining pretty good. the water was coming in the house. >> reporter: across the south, at least five people were killed. here in louisiana, the national weather service has confirmed at least eight tornadoes, most of them carving a path of destruction that stretched about 150 miles. >> really scary stuff. gabe, thank you very much. >> that severe weather is on the move this morning, blanketing the east coast. dylan is in for al. she's tracking it for us. what are we looking at? >> we are going to see a rainy day up and down the east coast, down into northern florida. extending into the great lakes. we have pockets of heavier rain this morning. then we will get breaks and then more rain and even some severe thunderstorms filling in later this afternoon. this area across southern new jersey, pennsylvania, maryland, delaware, virginia and north
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carolina, this is the zone we will watch this afternoon for more storms to fire up. damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour. also, spin in the atmosphere could help to spin up a couple of tornadoes. that is something we certainly have to keep an eye on later this afternoon. we are expecting significant delays at the airports just because the flights will be dodging the heavier downpours and thunderstorms. charlotte and raleigh expecting delays. also washington and baltimore, philly and into pittsburgh because of the heavier downpours and the potential for severe weather. as for flooding, because these downpours could produce a lot of rain in a short period of time, we could see some isolated flash flooding or some ponding on the roads if you are driving today. keep that in mind. most of our higher rainfall totals will be across new england where we could see about one to perhaps up to three inches of rain. >> thank you. new reaction from both sides this morning to joe biden's entry into the 2020 presidential race. president trump weighing in in a
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new interview. the former vice-president hit the fund-raising trail. andrea mitchell joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. joe biden telling supporters in philly he believes his campaign is a battle for the soul of america. even as bernie sanders and elizabeth warren go after him and the president taunts biden as not up to the competition. with his 2020 presidential bid under didn't wa underway -- >> america is coming back like we used to be, ethical, straight, telling the truth, moving in a way, supporting our allies. >> reporter: biden in delaware. >> putting together, i think, a pretty good staff and capable and websites. how are you doing? >> reporter: greeting supporters at a pizza par llor. raising money in philly. he had a video aimed at donald trump, blasting the president's
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response to the deadly white supremacist rally in charlottesville two years ago, framing the 2020 election as a referendum on the 45th president. >> 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. >> reporter: overnight, president trump mocking biden on fox news. >> i have known joe over the years. he is not the brightest light bulb in the group. he is a pretty sleepy guy. he is not going to be able to do the job. >> everybody knows donald trump. >> reporter: the former vice-president trying to capitalize on his frontrunner status as his rivals welcome him to the race. >> i'm glad he is in. he is joining an extraordinary field. >> reporter: while biden is running on his partnership with obama, the former president is not endorsing anyone. >> i asked president obama not to endorse. he doesn't want to -- whoever wins this nomination, should win
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on their own merits. >> reporter: biden is confronting past controversy, including his treatment of anita hill. biden called hill to express regret. she now tells "the new york times" the conversation left her feeling deeply unsatisfied, saying, will bow subpoewill be when i know there's real change and real purpose. the criticism underscores a potential vulnerability for biden. he tried to persuade voters, he is the most battle ready to take on the president. >> thank you. now to new fears over the measles. hundreds of students at two california universities under quarantine as officials try to contain the latest outbreak. more on that. >> reporter: good morning. here at ucla, that student infeki infected attended a lecture hall behind me and three other classrooms on this campus. over at cal state los angeles,
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that student was at a library and may have exposed hundreds of people. health officials tell us, they're not taking any chances. in an effort to stop a measles outbreak from spreading, health officials ordered the quarantine of 325 people at two high profile universities in california. at cal state, nearly 200 employees and students may have been exposed to a student with the measles at the school's busy library. everyone ordered to stay home. here at ucla, another contagious student attended classes. initially, 127 students and faculty were quarantined in one of the buildings on campus. officials won't say where. that number is dropping. the health department confirms if those being held can provide proof of immunity, they are free to go. the u.s. is currently in the midst of the largest measles outbreak since the disease was declared eliminated nearly two decades ago.
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the cdc says so far this year, 695 cases have been reported across 22 states. if you are wondering if you and your children are safe, the cdc says try to find your immunization records. if you do not have written documentation of measles immunity, you should immediately get vaccinated. they say there's also no harm in getting another dose if you have already had it. here at ucla, classes are continuing as scheduled. the health department says there's no cause for major concern here. as for the students being quarantined, the majority of tho them will stay in quarantine for another 24 to 48 hours. some students may be affected for up to a week. back to you in new york. >> thanks. we move to a frightening crash near denver. it claims the li people, caused a massive inferno. we see video of the speeding
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semi now being blamed for it. >> reporter: good morning. investigators combing the crash site for victims as well as clues. more than a dozen cars and three semis were involved in this horrific accident. overnight, investigators on the scene of a terrible crash and fire on a busy denver highway. >> someone hit me on the right side of my truck. i look over. i see a car on fire. i hear the explosion on it. >> reporter: the accident happened during thursday evening's rush hour. a number of people have been killed. they are not able to confirm how many victims died because some of the cars involved were so badly damaged. >> oh, my god! >> this shocking video capturing the moments right before the crash. it appears to show a tractor-trailer barrelling down the shoulder of the road. >> [ bleep ].
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we [ bleep ] almost died. >> reporter: there was an earlier accident. the semi may have been trying to get around it. >> the semi was eastbound and ended up colliding with the stopped cars that were stopped because of the accident up ahead of it. >> reporter: one of the trucks was carrying lumber. adding fuel to the fire that ignited. the flames quickly engulfing more than a dozen cars and three trucks. thick black smoke visible for miles. >> the smoke was so bad, they were getting out of their car and returning. >> reporter: at least six people were hospitalized, including the driver of the semi. >> six cars are scorched, vehicles flipped over. everything under here is scorched from the flames from the truck. i don't know when they're going to open this back up again. it's going to be a long time. >> reporter: authorities say the bridge where the accident occurred was badly damaged. not from the impact of the collision, but from the intense
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heat from the flames. police say the driver of the truck may have caused this crash and is now in the hospital. the extent of his injuries is not clear. authorities will want to talk to him as soon as possible to get answers to figure out what happened. >> the investigation so important. thank you very much. more to get to on this friday morning, including the nfl draft. the first round in the books after an opening night in music city filled with suspense, surprises and murray picked first overall by the cardinals. it was quite the party. >> it was a fun night. not necessarily a surprising night. there are no tackles or touchdowns, but the nfl draft has become a super bowl level event, surrounded by crowds and entertained by top music acts. the biggest stars found out where they will be playing in the pros. with his family by his side, a super star getting the call of a
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lifetime. >> with the first pick in the 2019 nfl draft, the arizona cardinals select kyler murray, quarterback, oklahoma. >> achieving his dream by becoming the nfl's newest number one pick. >> all the hard work, everyone who has been in my corner, pushed me to get here. >> rounding out the top three, two elite defenders. the 49ers snagging nick bosa, whose older brother is an nfl star. the jets grabbed university of bl alabama all american, quinen williams. when the draft was first broadcast in 1980, it was far from the tv spectacle we saw last night. advertisers now line up to buy prime time network space during round one. it's not just die hard fans watching.
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last year, 45 million viewers tuned in over three days. that number was up 20% from the year before. >> the detroit lions! >> while the event exploded in popularity, the actual draft itself hasn't changed that much. the worst team from last year gets the first pick. the super bowl champs get the last pick. a chance to level the playing field. the selection process is more art than science. there could be future stars buried among the unknowns. like in 2000 when the patriots chose a good but not amazing player from michigan named tom brady. in the sixth round. brady tweeting thursday, remember, there's more than just going in the first round or the second or the third -- you get it. the draft is also a windfall for host cities. the nfl says dallas took in $125 million last year. reps from other cities are
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having meetings to get in line. places like cleveland, detroit, green bay and houston, just to name a few. >> my wife is down there for the draft. they have so many events surrounding it. it's next level now. >> opening shot last night of all of the people in the streets waiting in the rain in nashville to watch that was incredible. >> what did you think of murray's suit. >> i don't know sports but i know fashion. apparently that's an homage to "the great gatsby." >> i didn't know that. >> i think he wears it well. >> first quarterback taken in the first round under six foot. >> i like that. >> big things expected. let's get the rest of the forecast. did you put that tom brady reference in the story? >> i knew she was goi ining to it. we do have some heavier rain up and down the east coast. that's the big story today. most of your weather delays will be in and around the northeast, down through the mid-atlantic.
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it's going to get windy behind this system for the southeast today. we do have some wind advisories for that area. middle of the country, one of the best areas today from the northern plains down through texas. we are looking at cooler temperatures up north in the 50s and 60s, but warmer south with sunshine. strong storms trying to move into the northern rockies. the west coast looks nice. that's a look at the weather across the country. we will get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. good friday morning.
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i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live look outside at san francisco. it is foggy to start out. and we'll see as a result some cooler temperatures today reaching into the mid-60s. but the inland valleys will still be hot. feeling like summer with a high of 83 in livermore. 86 in concord. and the high in napa today reaching 80 degrees. we'll gradually cool off into the weekend. by early next week, we're seeing inland areas reaching into the mid-70s as we continue on with sunshine. your latest forecast. >> thank you. and that's your latest forecast. just ahead, the records already being smashed by the at avengers" it hits theaters overnight. natalie talks to natalie smart about fellow abduction survivors, first, this is
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parts of the bay area. a wide range of temperatures from 60 along the coast to 86 for some of your inland areas like concord. 78 degrees will be the high today in santa rosa. we gradually cool off as we go into the rest of the forecast. early next week inland highs reaching into the mid-70s. an update on the commute from mike. >> good recovery west 24. earlier crash caused a backup out of walnut creek. good recovery around the caldecott. light driving except the south bay. crash still there in mountain view jamming up 237 and north 101. the rest of silicon valley looks good. right back to you. thanks, mike. i'll have another local news update in 30 minutes.
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♪ nothing's changed. i'm the bad cop in my house and i'm a mom. that's ail that's changed. >> look at that. carson daly catching up with music superstar pink. they have been friends since his trl days. look at that picture of savannah guthrie. wow. about 20 years ago? >> they are so adorable. such a good conversation between them. it's not like interviewer and interviewee. it's really good. >> looking forward to that conversation coming up. the headlines of the morning. severe weather on the move this morning after tearing through much of the south. an ef-3 tornado ripped through ruston, louisiana, thursday,
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winds 136 miles an hour. two people were killed when a that tree fell on their home. louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency there. 20 million on the east coast are at risk for severe weather. powerful winds and thunderstorms could impact hundreds of flights. dylan is going to be back in a couple of moents with the forecast. new details this morning about the circumstances surrounding otto warmbier and his release from north korean custody. a former u.s. official says north korea insisted the u.s. agree to pay $2 million in medical costs before warmbier was released in 2017. that official says an envoy sent to north korea to bring the detained college student home signed an agreement to pay the money. president trump says no money ever exchanged hands, tweeting this morning, no money was paid to north korea. warmbier was in a comatose state at the time of his release. good news for amazon prime customers who feel like two-day
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deliveries aren't fast numb. the online retailer plans to deliver packages to prime members in just one day. amazon is investing about 800 million bucks in the effort to cut delivery time in happen. they did not say when it would roll out the changes. it's an effort to set themselves apart from retailers like target and walmart that offer two-day shipping son some items. now "avengers" end game. it is already shattering records. raking in about $169 million overseas in a single day. nbc's joe fryer has more on the global phenomenon. joe, no spoilers, buddy. >> reporter: don't worry. eager fans may have actually seen the new "avengers" movie. some theaters are pulling all-nighters after fans have been waiting a year for this much anticipated sequel. don't worry. no spoilers.
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>> we are the avengers. we got to finish this. >> reporter: f"avengers: endgam" game this the beginning. opening weekend. if analysts are right, it will flaunt its own super power, the ability po smash box office records. >> this is the fight of our lives. >> reporter: the current domestic record for best opening weekend belongs to last year's "avengers" movie infinity world war ii which /* -- war. it could reach $260 million or higher. it is playing in more than 3600 theaters domestically. thousands of show times sold out in advance. amc has some locations pulling all-nighters with 17 sites going around the clock for four days straight. a strategy to help meet demand and make up for the flick's three-hour run time. "endgame" features a who's who,
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captain america, thor, black widow, and more. it's the 22nd marvel studios movie, a blockbuster series of star-studded films that started in 2008 with "iron man" played all these years by robert downey jr. >> i was really hoping to pull off one last one. >> reporter: while most marvel movies claw colossal clouds, this is especially monumental. that's because its predecessor infinity war ended with a mount everest size cliffhanger leaving fans to wonder about the fate of some of their superheroes. >> if there is a small chance we can undo this, we owe it to every one not in the room to try. >> 11 years, 22 movies, it's a big build-up. >> reporter: a wait that comes to an end with "endgame." >> movie studios always love a blockbuster, joe. right now especially they could use one, huh?
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>> reporter: yeah, that's right. going into this weekend, come score says ticket sales in the u.s. and canada are down about 16% compared with last year. but "avengers: endgame" gacould turn it around just like that. >> we see what you did there. >> thanks, joe fryer. >> if you haven't seen the movie you are like, why is he snapping like that? later willie is going to join us with a look at his conversation with one of the avengers himself, hawkeye, jeremy renner. your husband is really excited? >> he think i think he has fron seats. >> nobody wants the front row, but he is going? >> he wants to see it that bad. they are good movies. >> i have seen a couple of them, you know. >> it's a good use of your time. >> maybe i'll go with your husband. >> front row? we are watching winter weather, can you believe it? minnesota into iowa, winter
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storm watches in effect going into the weekend. it's so cold. this area of low pressure is going to race through this area. the snow could clip chicago saturday night and then on sunday it will continue to move east to warmer air, no lessen the threat of some of that snow. we could see as much as three to four inches of snow, some areas closer to about six. it depends where that band lines up. but southern wisconsin and northern illinois, you guys need to watch out for a potential snowstorm. this originates in the rockies today. we have some rain and mountain snow. the west coast looks good. the middle of the country looks good with temperatures in the 60s. up and down the east coast severe s good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. all clear and sunny as we get a live look at walnut creek before you head out the door. it's going to be another hot day. feeling like summer there. reaching into the mid-80s.
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while the coast stays cool, we'll also see some fog. clouds lingering throughout the day along the coastline. but the inland valleys still heading into the 80s today. but then will start to cool you early next week with strong ocean breeze. highs n mid-70s. that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. still ahead here on a friday morning, 20 years after they first met, carson daly catching up with a music superstar and his good friend pink. they reminisce, talk about her n music. we are cooking. also, something for everyone. the new music released overnight by taylor swift and by the boss himself, bruce spring. liz anti-semitism smart opening up to natalie about her sister of survivors. what she is saying about her mission to help other victims and her conversation with jayme what patients don't realize is
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carson joining the table with "in depth today" a new look at a case that transfixed the nation. >> we remember this story. 13-year-old jayme closs was kidnapped from her wisconsin home last fall. she escaped her captor months later. her captor had killed her parents. now in a now in a new documentary els meth smart is using her story of survival to help people heal. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, guys. this documentary follows els meth smart as she investigates jamie's case, unveiling new details and sharing revelations of her own life after she was kidnapped at the age of 14. i talk to her about her road for recovery and what drew her to the case. >> certainly i felt very many
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similarities between my story and jamie's story, but it wasn't so much me wanting to tell her story. this is about her return, this is about what it's like as a survivor coming back and moving forward. >> we start with a case of the 13-year-old girl missing from wisconsin. >> reporter: in the jayme closs case, victims advocate elizabeth smart travels to the climb, to the secluded home of jake patterson. he pled guilty to killing her parents and kidnapping the 13-year-old captive in his basement for 88 days before she was finally able escape. >> what are the things that you hope people don't ask her? >> when questions are being asked of you that start with the word, why didn't you, why didn't you run, why didn't you scream? why didn't you do this? you hear you should have. you didn't try hard enough. she should never have to question herself saying, did i do enough?
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was it my fault? was there a chance for me to escape earlier? >> no. she should never feel that way, ultimately, she did and she's alive today. >> i was kidnapped and held captive for four days. >> four days. >> four days. >> 18 hours. >> two days. >> 17 days. >> 3,321 days. >> reporter: the documentary includes moving testimonials from other kidnapping survivors. >> if she is able to speak up, i can help her in a positive way. >> she needs to just keep going. >> for me i feel like this was the biggest love letter that we could have given jamie. >> one of the survivors asked about becoming a parent and how hard is it to become a parent after you have been abducted sexually abused. how did you overcome that? >> being a mom and having children of my own was something i dreamed about as a little girl and bryan mitchell already took nine months of my life away from me. i wasn't going to let him take
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away my family from me as well. so sit nerve racking? absolutely. i mean, my little girl, she just, she's so fun, she wants to talk to everyone and then their america's i'm like, what are you doing? you can't talk to these people, i don't know them and part of me has to remind them, it's probably not the strangers you have to be worried about. it's probably someone i know i should be more worried about. >> reporter: in the documentary, elizabeth meets with her family off camera. she is keeping their conversations confidential. >> she didn't say much. but i told her family that if jamie ever wants to talk, i'll be ready to listen. >> reporter: but some in jamie's family aren't pleased with lifetime's decision to air the show a month before patterson is sentenced, fearing that could be jeopardized, posting, our family is not about this. this is not the time. >> there are some on social media who have criticized you
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for profiting on jayme closs' tragedy, how do you respond to that? >> i think i just misunderstood and i'm sorry for that because that's not my intention. i think i was probably one of the first people to say to leave the close family alone to let them time to heal. >> what is the overall message for jamie? what advice would you give her? >> this man, jake patterson, he has stolen your parents away from you, but don't give him a single second more. you need to move forward. you need to live your life and be happy and do all of the things that you ever wanted to do, because he doesn't deserve a second moment of your life. >> elizabeth says she told james and her family her door is always opened to them for advice and support and her documentary smart justice airs saturday on lifetime. guys. >> it's so interesting she brought together all those other
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survivors and what that must have been like for her to be in that company with people who really understood what she, herself, went through. >> exactly. she says it was pretty emotional for her and healing for all of them. many of them had never met each other beforehand and being together for the documentary, sharing their stories, their experiences, which were similar and giving each other support, she said that was a true gift. >> natalie, thank you so much. coming up, your conversation with oscar winner viola davis, she's talking to me about an important cause and she is also sharing something about herself for the very first time. first these messages.
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good friday morning. 7:56. it is clear but hazy as we get a live look outside in dublin. as you get ready to head out the door, we are going to keep the sunshine and quickly warming temperatures today. we're ledding heading to 6 in c. well, the fog keeps it cool along the coast. we'll see mid-60s in san francisco today. going throughout the forecast, tkwreu inland areas will gradually cool into next week. a mix of sun and clouds. we will see a little bit more sunshine for next week. we will see partly cloudy skies throughout the weekend. san francisco staying in the six as we go through the next seven days. let's get an update on the commute now from mike >> good drive made better. gooder? not great. the crash cleared at ellis
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street. recovery for 237 and 101. still slow past skc. the rest of the bay shows lighter traffic. no problems towards the bay bridge. toll plaza has a little backup. san ma toyeo, slowing the last few minutes. no incidents reported. will report on twitter if anything happens in the next few minut minutes. fastrak backed up. bring cash. back to you, marcus. thanks mike. happening now, police in contra costa county are asking for the public's help in getting more information following a violent struggle to arrest a naked man. he was running around a church parking lot which resulted in two officers suffering minor injuries. it happened yesterday afternoon at holy rosary church. sunnyvale war veteran accused of hitting more than eight people with his car in due in court this afternoon. isaiah peoples is expected to
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♪ ♪ it's 8:00 on "today," coming up on the move. dangerous storms threatening millions along the east coast after wreaking havoc in the south. the heavy rain and strong winds expected to cause major travel delays. how will it affect your weekend plans? dylan's got the answers. ♪ ♪ plus, raise your glass. carson sits down with his old friend pink to talk about life as an artist and her love/hate relationship with social media. >> you have a lot of people, i'm sure, that your music has helped. do they reach out to you? >> yeah. that's the great side of twitter and instagram. every day, this song saved my life or knowing you went through that, too. >> their candid conversation, just
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♪ ♪ and music to our ears. overnight taylor swift drops a new song with a little help from a friend. ♪ one of these things is not like the other ♪ >> while bruce springsteen surprises fans with a new single. ♪ hello sunshine, won't you stay ♪ >> we'll have a look at the videos lighting up the internet, today, friday, april 26, 2019. ♪ ♪ ♪ here to celebrate paige's 13th birthday. >> our 25th anniversary! >> nancy's 60th! ♪ ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah >> from winter park, florida. >> it's my sweet 16. >> agnes and i are watching the "today" show from boston's children's hospital. >> we've been watching since we were 3. hi, mom! ♪ ♪ hi, everybody. good morning. welcome back to "today." it's a little rainy, but we have
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some nice, bright happy faces out there. >> undeterred by those raindrops. look at all of those people and good morning to aggie. i call her aggie, agnes, good morning. >> you know where it isn't raining? #. >> nice transition there. twitter, instagram, take that video and put it on one of those social media sites and we'll pick it up and put it on tv, just like aggie. here's your news at 8:00. severe storms moving into the east today after leaving a trail of destruction across the south. five people have been killed in two states. nbc's gain gutierrez is in ruston, louisiana, it was hit hard by a powerful tornado. gabe, what's the latest there? >> louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency here. as you can see there's extensive damage. the tornado picked up vehicles and tossed them in the parking lots and tore the roof off of this coffee shop. the national weather service has confirmed an ef-3 tornado packing winds of 136 miles an
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hour and as you mentioned, savannah, this was part of a storm system that spawned tornados in texas and louisiana. here in ruston, two people were killed, a mother and son died when a tree fell on to their home. it isst eight tornados here in louisiana, most of them carving a path of destruction that stretched about 150 miles. savannah. >> all right. really starting to see it as the sun is coming up. thank you. the measles outbreak has more than 200 students and staff at two big college campuses in la los angeles under quarantine. they must stay home. the order comes as the number of measles cases nationwide hit a 25-year high. at least 694 cases in 22 states since january.
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we turn to a bizarre story out of baltimore. the city's mayor is embroiled in a scandal over her own self-published children's book series. >> now she is facing calls to resign from that state's governor. nbc's jegeoff bennett has made s way to baltimore. good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning. it's the latest development in the months-long scandal surrounding baltimore's city mayor catherine pugh. federal investigators are focused on whether she used sales of her children's book to disguise illegal kickbacks. the investigation is growing and so are the calls for pugh to step down. in baltimore this morning city mayor catherine pugh now facing a growing scandal just after 7:00 a.m. thursday fbi and irs agents raided pugh's city hall office and two of her homes. seizing documents. the fbi not confirming the nature of the searches, but the governor tweeting that mayor pugh has been under
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investigation by maryland state prosecutors into whether she illegally profited from her self-published children's book series called healthy holly. >> the concept was to teach the children how to live. >> reporter: in march the embattled amar'e apologized for a book deal she negotiated with the university of maryland medical system. that deal reportedly earning her over half a million dollars since 2011. $100,000 of which she recently returned. pugh once sat on the organization's board of directors. >> in hindsight, this arrangement with the university of maryland medical system was a regrettable mistake. >> reporter: reportedly she received more than $100,000 for her book from health care giant kaiser permanente while it was seeking multimillion-dollar contracts with the city. maryland's republican govern larry hogan now calling for the democratic mayor to step down, writing in a statement, mayor pugh has lost the public trust.
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she is clearly not fit to lead. for the good of the city, mayor pugh must resign. the entire city council also urging her to quit. >> this has gone on far too long. it is entirely unfair to the citizens of baltimore. >> reporter: now, pugh has been battling pneumonia. she has been out of public view since early last month. her attorney told reporters yesterday that pugh is still in poor health. he says she is not lucid enough to figure out whether she should resign. >> all right. geoff bennett in baltimore. thank you. time for the "morning boost." a young girl took the stage at her school in new jersey. she is about to get an award. the real reward was standing behind her, hidden by the curtain. i don't know. are we going to show it? there we go. it was a big sister. her big sister home from japan. she had been deployed and away nearly two years. it took her a minute to figure
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out who was there. as you see, pure joy. lots of hugs. coming up, two of the biggest names in music. ♪ >> the colorful new song from taylor swift just dropped overnight. >> also, carson catching up with pink. what she is saying about 20 years in the spotlight and the inspiration behind her new album. that is right afte introducing the all new chevy silverado. it's the official truck of calloused hands and elbow grease. the official truck of getting to work, and getting to work. of late nights, and date nights. it's the official truck of homecoming, and coming home. the all new chevy silverado. the strongest, most advanced silverado ever. it's the official truck of real people. kohl's lowest prices of the season! prices so low - no coupons needed! women's tank tops - $5.99...
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or not the start 20 years ago. she has been topping the charts ever since with a signature sound and dedicated following that's made her one of the most iconic performers of her time. after nearly two decades in the spotlight pink is showing no sign of slowing down. today her latest studio album makes its debut as she wraps up her 87-city tour. it appears everything and nothing has changed for the chart topper. >> hi, old friend. >> hi, old buddy, old pal. i was watching a clip of you on trl. >> say hello. >> and almost 0 years ago. >> i know. >> this could have been yesterday. >> yeah, and nothing's changed. >> now i'm just the bad cop in my house and i'm a mom. that's all that's changed. >> reporter: as she approaches her 40th birthday she is spreading her message of tolerance to her fans and children with huskerry hart and
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her children. >> how has being a mom changed you as an artist? are you thinking more consciously about these are songs they are going to hear? >> i am completely changed since being a mom. i'm much more open. i'm much more accepting of myself. i'm much more thoughtful. i think about the world more and what we're leaving for these kids and the direction we're headed in. so i guess it changes your music. >> reporter: they are on the road with you? >> yeah, everybody brings their kids. it's like romper room. i like noise. the kids bring a levity to the situation. they make everything fun. they bring so much joy. they are entertainment. they are thoughtful. it's just rad. >> reporter: never one to hold anything back, pink is often shared intimate moments of her life and family on social media. after taking heat for some recent posts she says she is going to keep her private life more private. how do you describe your relationship on social media? what would you say? >> love hate.
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a place where love exists and so many good things have happened. >> reporter: do you regret sharing family stuff? >> never. >> reporter: showing pictures of the kids, this and that, just to receive the criticism? >> after the latest criticisms, i am so tired of it. people are getting nastier. i think i will probably take a break. i think i will stop sharing my children as much as i do. ♪ >> reporter: the lead single from her latest album "walk me home" is an instant hit. it has been viewed 20 million times. >> i love "the greatest showman." it has become my favorite movie. we have seen it a thousand times. when it came time do the video, it was like, well, michael gracie. i need that. i want some of that magic. it was much more grown up and artful. then things that i have done, i was all about it. i love it. >> reporter: you recently got a star near here from the
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hollywood walk of fame. what was that like? >> surreal. i brought my whole family. it was terribly embarrassing and really sweet. >> reporter: and the people walked by your star on the hollywood walk of fame, what do you want them to think about you as their sort of reminiscing about you as an artist? >> go there is a bad ass right there. or i remember that song that helped me. that's it. >> reporter: you have a lot of people i am sure your music has helped. do they reach out to you? >> yeah. that's the great side of twitter and instagram. i mean every day, this song saved my life, or knowing that you went through that, too, you know, it gets graphic. it's real. it's very authentic. nobody b.s.s me, it's straight to the punch. one mom said i'm here with my son calvin, who is 9. he has down's syndrome. we will be in the wheelchair section. he just beat cancer. this is our celebration. i don't know if i'll see him. before i take off, i go, i'm
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coming for you, calvin! i look down and there is this woman going -- and calvin is going, hi! and i'm literally crying, and calvin is waving. the mom is just like, her mind is just exploded in her face. that's the good side. >> reporter: that's the stuff you love? >> that's what i love about social media. ♪ >> i love her. one of my favorite people. inside the business, outside the business, what you see is what you get. you hear the way she talks there. that's who she is. one of the more underrated musicians of our generation because she seems to go in and out of the spotlight at will. equal parts mom, artist, wife. >> she writes great songs. >> the new record is out now. i encourage you to go to the website to tasee the interview. we talked about mental health. her relationship with her
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husband, they have been in therapy for 13 years. she is open about it. it was fun. >> she seems so comfortable in her own skin. >> incredible. always has been. pilar of strength. >> you were singing her songs in the orange room. her music is catchy. >> the new album is awesome. how about a check of the forecast? >> let's get to it. the weekend coming up. it's starting off rainy. that's for sure. we have heavy rain through new england through the appalachians. also across northern florida. this is the area we need to focus on this afternoon as more storms will likely fire up. pockets of heavy rain across ohio and into pennsylvania. this cold front is moving eastward. so we will see torrential downpours, winds perhaps gusting up to 60 miles an hour. can't rule out a tornado. this cold front will clear the area going into the weekend. but it's going to get very windy on the back side. that's going to make it feel awfully chilly across the northeast through the weekend. the middle of the country we will see a lot of sunshine,
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temperatures in the 60s, closer to 80 in texas. isolated strong good morning. i'm meteorologist cakari hall. still foggy across the coastal areas and into san francisco. this will help keep it cooler today while the inland areas are going to feel more like summer again today. we're in the upper 80s for parts of the inland valleys, like concord. but some lower 80s for napa today, as well as the south bay, morgan hill reaching 82 degrees. our forecast, gradually cools off, going into the weekend. and early next week, but overall, a really nice forecast and soon we'll be back to spring. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. look who is here on a friday morning. >> right on time. >> always. >> i was being scolded for being late. >> i said, willie, what time does the 8:15 bus leave? >> how about a little "popstart"? >> willie is a big swiftie.
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a lot of swifties are excited. overnight taylor swift released not only a brand new song but a music video as well featuring panic of the disco's brandon yuri. the song is called "me!." here's more. ♪ me, oh, i'm the only one of me ♪ ♪ babe that's a part of me ♪ me, oh, you're the only one of you ♪ ♪ baby that's the fun of you >> the beginning of what's likely to be her seventh studio album. the last released in 2017. guess what? there is another big announcement. taylor swift is going to perform her new song for the first time when she opens up next week's 2019 billboard music awards. you can catch that live on wednesday, may 1st, right here on nbc. a lot of fans anxious to watch that. taylor swift isn't the only one releasing new music overnight.
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the boss is back. bruce springsteen announced his fifth studio album will be coming out later this year. here is a listen to the first single "hello sunshine." ♪ i always love a lonely time ♪ those empty streets no one around ♪ ♪ fall in love with lonely end up that way ♪ ♪ hello sunshine won't you stay ♪ >> i don't know if that fact is right. his fifth studio album. i guess with maybe with the e street band, the live albums. maybe the boss solo. he is returning to that solo recording, kmark-driven songs with sweeping cinematic there. we have a special prerue of
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the 2019 rock and roll hall of fame ceremony. seven mom knees. stevie nicks, radiohead, janet jackson, the zombies, def leppard, the cure. many performed throughout the night. one of the highlights came from stevie nicks. a special guest joined her on stage. ♪ i need you to love me ♪ i need you today ♪ give me your love ♪ take from me my lace ♪ in the moonlight with your sleepy eyes ♪ ♪ could you ever love a man like me ♪ >> what a great song. they sound timeless, too. founding member of the eagles, don henley. they performed together.
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they sound exactly like the record. leather and lace. this was her second time being inducted into the hall of fame. she has been inducted with fleetwood mac in 1998. congratulations to all of those legendary artist. finally, sting performed earlier this week in our studio. he is on the way to the "tonight show" with jimmy fallon to parody "walking on the moon." here is a quick preview. ♪ i feel like apollo on the moon ♪ ♪ you know i'm going to follow two stings on the moon ♪ >> to watch the full sketch and catch jimmy's interview with sting tonight 11:35 right here on nbc. daily click for you guys. here is a young girl.
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this young lady put on a bit of a show. her friends are inside. she is outside. you'll see it in a second. trying to make a grand entrance. here it is. uh-oh. >> little dora the explorer. >> ooh! >> that's glass. >> oh, boy. >> she was aprble to open the glass door. >> let's see it one more time. come on. >> no one was hurt. rela re-rack it. there it is. that proudoment has been viewed more than six million times on twitter. it's the simple things. >> i have done it. >> i have done it in a screen. >> yes. >> pretty humiliating. >> smiling though. >> mr. geist, this is a timely sunday sitdown. >> i hope so. i got one of the stars of the movie that's going absolutely bananas at the box office. jeremy renner plays hawkeye in "avengers: endgame." we got together to talk about the blockbuster expected to break all the records. there is an interesting element to this interview. because we were talking before
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the release of "endgame," he contractually couldn't say anything about the movie. check it out. >> i know you are going to say he has a bow and arrow. >> he has a bow and arrow. >> reporter: thank you. i'm not taking that answer. >> you got a new haircut? he has a bow and arrow. >> reporter: that's helpful. thank you. >> i wish i could say. yeah. you'll find out before the opening credits. i can say that. >> reporter: before the opening credits? >> yeah, i can say that. >> reporter: the cast of "avengers: endgame" was tight-lipped before the movie's release this weekend. >> to be totally honest. >> reporter: even while shooting their individual scenes, the actors didn't quite know how the story would play out. >> we were all just as surprised after seeing the movie. we were watching it as fans. it was really exciting. we can't believe it. we are in this?
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>> reporter: "endgame" marks renner's fifth appearance in a marvel movie as hawkeye. >> two things that i take away from it. my friendships of the original six avengers. that will last ecertaternally. then the character, playing a superhero with no super powers has been awesome because that's what i get to tell kids, that they are also superheroes. you don't have to have a hammer and fly around and have lightning. you can have a strong will and mind and strong heart and fortitude and persistence to awheef whatever you want in life. >> reporter: it's a lesson he is teaching his young daughter ava. at 6 years old, does she have a sense of what you are doing for a living? >> she has been on sets. she hasn't seen any movies inth i do. their not really kid appropriate. i am on her pajamas as hawkeye. >> reporter: that's huge. >> she knows that i have a bow
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and arrow. >> reporter: how does she process that? >> only-i don't know. i am on her pajamas. >> she realized when she looked at her avengers pajamas and saw her dad. she realized it. then i was buying tickets for my son and his buddy to see "avengers." there was a 2:00 a.m. showing last night. i went on. it was completely sold out at two in the morning. it's a three-hour movie. with previews, it ended at 5:15 on a friday morning. completely sold out. it's going to break all the records. see the full interview on "sunday today" and listen to the entire unedited conversation on the sunday sitdown podcast, apple podcasts or whenever you get them. >> he is a musicians? >> he is good musicians. he just scored an entire soundtrack. fun guiy to talk to. straight ahead, we will sit down with oscar winner viola davis and her sisters.
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they are talking about something very personal for their family. look who is here, boys and girls. giada. that means we are going to eat, carson. >> let's do it. >> she has a pasta dish celebrating spring after your local news. we )re expecting to w
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details about a deadly officer- good morning. it's 8:26. i'm keira clapper. in less than 30 minutes, we're expecting to learn new details about a deadly officer-involved shooting near a fremont hospital. the police department is holding a news conference. police shot and killed an armed suspect near washington hospital thursday night, last thursday night. investigators say the suspect fired a gun at an officer who was driving back to the police station. the officer used his rifle to fire back. two other officers arrived and also shot that suspect, killing him. we're going to check in now with mike inouye with a look at a lot of green on this friday. >> a lot of green, keira. you and i were talking about how many spring breaks have been rotating for how many weeks. we do have south bay schools, some districts on leave this
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weekend, some in the east bay, as well. so we're seeing that light volume northbound. we had north 101 and west 237 recovered from an earlier crash. a nice, smooth drive. still slow across the san mateo bridge. there was a stalled vehicle somewhere along that flat section. you can see it slowly moving down towards the high rise. and that is good news. it's moving steadily. and great news at the bay bridge. keira, look, only these fast track lanes, those folks just wanted to get some camera time. everything else will be moving in towards san francisco. back to you. >> hopefully they're all waving to us, mike. thanks. it is 8:27. aisle have another local news update for you in half an hour. hope to see you then. now back to "today."
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morning. april 26th, 2019. and just check out this crowd. this is a crowd. when the weather is not great, folks stay in. not today. not today. >> by the way, we were just -- back to "popstart," talking about bruce springsteen. the new, first new album in five years. >> a "popstart" correction? >> we were trying to figure it out. >> it's his first new stuff in five years. it's incredible. >> we have a crowd moment. you ready for a crowd moment?
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i'm looking for wayne and jane. how are you? just married. i love the sign. 65 years ago? >> awesome. >> we were 13. >> happy anniversary. >> thank you very much. >> and thank you for your service, wayne. >> thank you. thank you. >> any time we find out someone has been married that long, we want to know, what's the secret? >> the secret is you say, honey, you could be right. >> you would agree, i assume? >> right. you could be right. >> where are y'all from? >> st. louis. >> my son is from dallas. my daughter, who arranged this, is from chicago. >> welcome. you're a good daughter. >> thank you. >> happy anniversary. >> the best parents ever. >> that's high praise. thank you guys for coming. happy 65th wedding anniversary. wow. >> that is inspiring. >> wow. >> guys, coming up, the
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important project that has oscar winner viola davis teaming up with her sisters. they are going to tell us all about it. also, craig, you touched on it earlier. giada is here. we will make an incredible italian meal, not too heavy and full of spring nafrs. >> on the third hour, an entrepreneur who turned a personal fashion dilemma into a successful company. >> and by the way, let me mention in, exactly 24 hours a few blocks from here the parkinson's unity walk is kicking off in central park. here to share more, daughter of the late muhammad ali. and also the ceo of the parkinson's alliance. good to see you guys. congratulations on 25 years. tomorrow is a big day. carol, tell us what has happened in the last 25 years? >> for years and years we raised a lot of money for research to
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treat the symptoms. now research has a chance of slowing the progression or stopping the disease. it takes a lot of money and a little more time, but we are finally at that stage. >> you know a lot about slowing the progression. your father lived with parkinson's for 30 years. tell people at home one thing about parkinson's they don't know about it? >> parkinson's has many different phases to it. if the family and the person with parkinson's is very knowledgeable about it, it can really increase their quality of life. a lot of people don't know that. >> this unity walk tomorrow, why is it so special and fun for you? it's not just a fundraiser? >> yeah. you know what? people are out there getting camaraderie, solidarity with each other. my father didn't have anything like this when he had pd. he thought he was the only one. so much information to get. if you understand the disease, your life can be great. my father was exercising. he lived with it over 30 years. that's because he was really involved and had a great understanding about what he was going through. >> what's your favorite part about the event? >> after people get all that
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knowledge and know the importance of seeing a movement disorder specialist and then they call us and tell us how their life has changed, makes all the difference in the world. >> that's special. congratulations on 25 years. dylan, how is the weather looking for the walk? >> trying to get sunny here in the northeast. but rain is going to move back in and we are finishing off earth week here. hopefully, you did that one small thing to make the earth a better place this week. we are going to start off with a very chilly start to your weekend in the northeast. temperatures only in the 50s. even some snow back through areas across northern illinois, southern wisconsin, southern minnesota, northern iowa. we could see about four to six inches of snow possible. that's thousand chilly it's going to be. sunday we could see some of that snow off of lake erie, lake ontario. windy and somewhat rainy across the northeast on sunday, too. it stays cool through the upper midwest and mountain snow in the northern rockies and the northern plains on su
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds, a lot of the clouds will linger near the coast. and keeping it cool there, while the inland areas heat up to the mid-80s again today. a little bit cooler tomorrow, but it's still going to be well above normal throughout the weekend. and for san francisco, expect highs reaches into the 60s. morning temperatures dropping back to about 50 degrees. next week, we'll keep those low 60s, but for the inland areas, we'll see highs in the low to mid-70s and feeling much more like spring. >> announcer: want to celebrate earth week? hey, siri, can i recycle my iphone? >> and that's your latest forecast. savannah. >> dylan, thank you. viola davis and her sisters join us next to talk about important work they are doing and it's very personal to them. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back with oscar winner viola davis and her sisters diana and dolores. they are here to talk about something really personal to them. according to the cdc 30 million people in the u.s. have diabetes, one in four don't even know they have it. viola has been working as a paid spokesperson for merck on a documentary funded by the pharmaceutical company called a touch of sugar. it focuses on diabetes hks. she shares her story for the first time. >> the disease has taken a toll on my family. my great aunt bessie passed away from complications of diabetes. and my sisters dolores and dianne are struggling with it in different ways. a few years ago i was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. >> viola, dianne, dolores are
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here. this is the first time you are revealing this, that you have been diagnosed with prediabetes. >> yes. >> before we get into it, what made you feel like this was the time to come forward? what are you hoping that you will accomplish? >> well, what i'm hoping to accomplish is exactly what merck is hoping to accomplish, is to arm people with information to help them manage a diabetes diagnosis pause a lot of times when you are given the diagnosis, there is nothing. you just sort of succumb to it, you know. when i was young, everyone just said you had the sugar. you got the sugar, you know? and then you sort of waited to possibly get an amputation, to possibly have the disease spiral out of control, and they are saying you don't have to do that anymore. >> what does that mean for you? you found out when that you were pre-diabetic? >> a year and a half ago or so.
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i didn't know what that was. it was a high a 1 c, a test, a comprehensive test, to measure your glucose levels from the past two, three months. >> does that mean you will one day have diabetes? >> doesn't mean that you will, but it means you can. but if you manage it, and that's why i'm sitting here with my sisters, who both have type 2 diabetes. >> you got it at different times in your liechlt how did you take the news? when you found out and how have you been managing it? >> so when i was diagnosed with diabetes type ii i didn't think anything of it. i thought i could overcome this. so i didn't worry about it until it really did something, it really did something to me. >> it impacted you? >> yes. very badly. >> a health scare? >> yes, it was. >> how about you?
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how did you experience it? >> when i was first diagnosed i got the call at work. i was going in for surgery the next day. and my doctor said, you can't have the surgery because you're diabetic. i was shocked. absolutely shocked. but now i've learned how to really educate myself and become an advocate. >> and that's what the documentary, of course, is all about. i thought it was interesting. it profiles four individuals, one named stewart. he said he called the disease a family curse. he said i didn't choose to get diabetes. it addresses that there is a stigma sometimes that needs to be overcome? >> it's a stigma that you have allowed it to get out of control. it's because of what you eat. it's because of any number of reasons. but when you look at the numbers, you see that it's
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absolutely more complicated than that. here is the thing. at the end of the day, once you have the diagnosis, the most important thing, my favorite word lately is support. beyond help, support. supporting people who have already had the diagnosis, instead of stigmatizing them. >> hopefully, this film will be helping to hang that. before i let you go, viola, my hats off to you, my friend. you went skydiving in highwawai. i don't know what your sisters think about this. how came over you? how was it? >> i was crazy. i don't know what it was. oh, my god. >> it's incredible. we will have to [ bleepbleep ou of this. >> i did c uss. i will sttell you, that moment u put your legs outside of the plane and your guy that you are going tandem with says, okay, it's time, and you dip, i'm
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telling you are flying. it is absolutely the release of fear, the release of anxiety, everything. i'm so happy i did it. >> takes a lot of guts. would you do it again? >> i don't know. >> we shall see. we will stay tuned to your instagram feed, see if you have any more jumps. again the documentary is "a touch of sugar" and we will have a link on up next, look who is here on a friday morning. it's giada. she is here with a pasta recipe that's bursting with spring flavor. we will have that for you right after this. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with today food. with the weather getting a little bit warmer, time to swap out that heavy alfredo sauce with something nice and light and refreshing.
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our friend can do just that. giada de laurentiis here with a recipe. it fits the bill as the weather is changing. three restaurants now you have including giada in vegas, where it's 200 degrees in the summer. >> come on now. not 200, but yes. >> welcome. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you find yourself changing the recipes as the seasons change for all three restaurants? >> absolutely, it's seasonal. >> what is now? >> it's getting really warm in las vegas, and everywhere, except for new york city. >> true. >> so what i'm doing is a very simple poutinesca. it's olive, capers, and anchovies. my daughter is not a big anchovy fan. >> none of us are. >> do you like them? >> no, i do not. >> my dad, you know my dad who is a caruso italian, you take anchovies with the thing and open them up. it would gross us out.
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>> when i was a kid my snack was toasted bread, butter, anchovies on the top. it's salty. briny. efficiency salty, you know what i mean? we are swapping out fresh salmon. >> very simple here. >> so i cubed this. you take a piece of salmon. it's less expensive this way. you take a piece of salmon and cube it up. >> wild or? >> at this point, they are pretty much the same. >> oh, no? >> well, because our oceans are so polluted that it's like you could do either. >> easier to cut the fish after it's cooked or when it's raw. >> much easier to cut when it's raw. do you want to start? salt. that's it. this a very hot pan. go for it. >> skin side? there is no skin? >> there is no skin. so the other thing my daughter doesn't like the skin. >> most people do.
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>> i want what jane likes. but a lot of people are very -- >> are tater tots coming later? >> tater lotots is another segment. anyway, brown it in here. then we add some red onion, a little bit. half of a red onion. it's slightly sweeter. and a little bit of garlic. if you don't want a ton of garlic, leave it whole. peel it and give it whole. when you chop it, you get a more intense garlic flavor. don't worry about the fish. it's going to fall apart. that's the point. >> she wants to cook it on all four sides. >> the idea was that you brown it a little bit. i thought this pan was a little hotter, but it's not. it's okay. so, anyway, you put that in there. this is a very quick week night meal. then you add a little bit of white wine. check and see. you guys all enjoy. the white wine sort of judeglaz
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the pan of the bits. >> this is a one-pot deal? >> it is. >> throw it in and let it -- >> yeah. cherry tomatoes halved. this is a fresh total sauce. >> and then what do we have here? >> sliced almonds. i mean olives. >> green olives. >> early i guess. >> oregano? >> thyme. >> and parsley? >> yes. all the olives. black and green. traditionally, it has olives in it. i cut out the capers and anchovies. >> why did you cut the capers out? >> my daughter picks them out. >> wow. >> i don't like capers. jane and i -- >> i know. eventually, jane is going to like capers. i promise. she loves olives. i double the olives so you have that salty, briny flavor. that cooks tore eigfor eight mi. this is what it looks like when it's done. >> what pasta? >> capanella. they look like little bells.
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>> you cook yours perfect, al dente? >> i like it al dente. i like to finish it in the pan. >> how does jade like it? >> al dente. savannah does not. it's the one thing you don't agree on. >> i like it mushy. >> delicious. we have to go. >> i thought we had tons of time. olive oil. sliced -- >> on the melons? >> yes, we are going to grill the melon. so you grill the melons just like this. >> is this a salad? >> this is a salad. we are making poached asparagus with melon salad. grill the melonen a couple minutes each side. add cherry tomatoes, add mint, add lemon juice, a little bit of salt and green chile. >> light and fluffy. >> okay. there is the melon salad. >> take the anchovies? >> savannah? >> yeah? >> do you like asparagus?
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>> i do. >> poach them in a little bit of water and butter for five minutes. they get nice and tender. >> you cover them? i can't get -- >> yeah, you cover them. it's butter and water. >> mine are always brown and floppy. >> water and butter. leave them in for five minutes, like poaching anything. take them out. top them with the melon and tomato salad. >> try it tonight. >> yeah. >> do you ever cut these? make it a little bit easier to eat? >> are they too hard for you? it's summertime. you are supposed to have fun with your food. not chop it all up. >> what kind of cheese? >> on the salad. >>ry cricatto salata. >> we have to wrap up this sw soirée. >> we can talk and talk and talk. >> you want this recipe? go to enjoy it.
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back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> thank you, giada.
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♪ sheinelle is here. the weekend is upon us. hi. we have some birthdays? >> lots of birthdays. let's spin around those smucker's jars and say happen which 100th birthday to fern clower. a gardner from niles, ohio. she believes hard work is the secret to her longevity. next kate harris from sun city, arizona, celebrating 103 years. she had a hole in one when she was 98. when was your first one, carson? >> not yet. there is help. >> 100th birthday to wayne adams sr. he worked as a raceway announcer. maggie hudson is celebrating 100 years. she says her secret to longevity is spending time with family and
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friends. angela cappen is 100. this avid yankees fan from west palm beach, florida. she has two grandkids and three great grandkids. and happy 100th birthday to john nord, a world war ii veteran from tampa, florida. he speaks six languages and worked as an interpreter during the war. we salute you for your service, sir. >> all right. six languages? thank you. as always, there is just more, so much more at on this earth week have you heard about the planetary diet? anyway, it could be good for you and the environment. so find out about that. also, why singer rachel platinum has decided to share vulnerable moments on social media. that and more on coming up tomorrow on "today," the latest on the measles outbreak and that quarantine in california and just ahead on the third hour we are putting a super food twist on pretzels. we get to eat again with joy
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bauer. >> sounds good. have a great weekend, everybody. see you in a few after your local news and weather and these messages.we )re expecting to lew details about a deadly officer- good morning. it's 8:56. i'm keira clapper. in just a short time from now, we're expecting to learn new details about a deadly officer-involved shooting near a fremont hospital. the police department will hold the news conference. this is in regards to when police shot and killed an armed suspect near washington hospital last thursday night. investigators said the suspect fired a gun at an officer who was driving back to the police station.
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well, that officer used his rifle to fire back. then two others officers arrived and also shot that suspect, killing him. happening now, the sunnyvale war veteran accused of hitting more than eight people with his car is due in court this afternoon. isaiah peoples is expected to enter a plea. investigators still don't have a motive. in santa clara, there's mixed reaction to the niners' top draft pick, nick bosa, comes from ohio state with a history of tackles and sacks. he also comes with some questionable social media activity. bosa's liked some posts with homophobic and racist language. he's also called the former niners' quarterback, colin kaepernick, a, quote, clown. it is 8:57. we'll have another local weather update for you in an hour from now. in the meantime, we'll send you back to the third hour of the "today" show. resolve a (15-hunr
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