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it's clear on the span. a back upat the toll plaza. >> all right. that's what's happening on "today in the bay." we will be back with a live local news update. >> thanks so much for starting your morning. >> this morng, house speaker nancy pelosi holding the line. >> we want to do what is right and what gets results. >> but are cracks in the democratic leadership starting to show. >> all options are on the table and nothing should be ruled out. >> just ahead, congress' likely next moves as the president says, "case closed."
out of sight. a new report saying the white house wanted the navy ship "john mccain" covered up so the president wouldn't see it during his visit to japan. >> this is pathetic. below the dignity of the office of the president. >> what the president is saying this morning and the emotional reaction from senator mccain's daughter. breaking overnight. massive and damaging tornadoes caught on camera in texas. >> oh, dear, lord, keep us safe. >> and historic flooding forcing new evacuations. is the end to the severe weather outbreak finally in sight? those stories plus an nbc news exclusive. women suing to end what they call the fbi good old boys' network. >> they made me feeling worthless and disposable. frightening foul ball. >> eyes on down there. >> a child rushed to the hospital after being struck by a line drive. players who saw it visibly shaken. >> from a security guard on the way back to the dugout. >> new safety concerns raised
this morning. and lottery fever with no winner the power ball and mega millions jackpot soar to nearly $800 million. today, thursday, may 30, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. it's good to have you with us. >> thanks for joining us. he only spoke roughly nine minutes yesterday, but the fallout over robert mueller's first-ever public remarks on the russia investigation is our top story. >> a lot of democrats feel the special counsel put the ball in their court when it comes to possible impeachment. we're covering every aspect of what the special counsel did say and did not say, plus what it means for the president, for congress, and the 2020 presidential election. we start at white house this morning.
nbc's peter alexander on duty. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you, president trump challenging possibility of impeachment arguing the real crime was committed by those who launched the russia investigation. his comments after robert mueller gave voice to the findings in his report. and the former special counsel's remarking adding fuel to the drumbeat of democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry to begin. this morning after robert mueller's dramatic public statement, first in two years since the start of the russia investigation -- >> i hope and expect this to be the only time i will speak to you in this manner. >> i hope and expect this to be the only time that i will speak to you in this manner. >> reporter: pressure intensifying among democrats to begin impeachment proceedings. nancy pelosi resisting the calls. >> you don't bring indictment or impeachment unless you have all the facts, the strongest
possible case. >> reporter: mueller largely emphasized the top takeaways from his report notably on obstruction of justice, not clearing the president. >> if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. >> reporter: mueller also revealed he and his team decided from the very beginning of their investigation they'd follow justice department policy that forbids indicting a sitting president. >> charging the president with a crime was, therefore, not an option we could consider. >> reporter: those same guidelines according to mueller state that a president can be impeached by congress. though he didn't use that word. >> the opinion says that the constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing. >> reporter: mueller stressed the gravity of russia's attack on the american political system in 2016. >> the releases were designed
and timed to interfere with our election. >> reporter: on mueller's conclusions about any trump campaign involvement with the russians, attorney general bill barr said this last month. >> the special counsel's report did not find any evidence that members of the trump campaign or anyone associated with the campaign conspired or coordinated with the russian government. >> reporter: but mueller did not say his team found no evidence. >> there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy. >> to me the word impeach is a dirty, filthy word. there was no high crime, no misdemeanor. how do you impeach based on that? >> reporter: several on mueller's remarks. former vice president joe biden saying impeachment may be unavoidable if this administration continues on its path. >> it is our constitutional responsibility as members of
congress to bring a judgment of impeachment against this president. >> reporter: for his part, robert mueller made clear he has no intention of testifying before congress, saying his report is his testimony. the immediate question now facing house democrats, will they subpoena mueller to testify? craig and savannah? >> peter alexander, starting us off. thank you. >> pick it up there, where peter left off. what are the next moves for democrats? nbc news kasie hunt has been talking to sources on capitol hill. kasie what are they telling you? >> reporter: craig, good morning. all eyes on nancy pelosi and pressure is building on her to launch impeachment proceedings against president trump. there are already at least 40 democrats who say they're open to launching these proceedings, and robert mueller seems to be pretty direct, according to my sources in saying it was congress that really needed to take action. but so far, nancy pelosi is really holding the line. she says she wants an ironclad case against the president, and privately many more moderate members of her caucus are still
worried that launching an impeachment inquiry could hand mr. trump re-election in 2020, lose democrats the house potentially as well. that said, the members who are thinking about changing their minds, reluctant for impeachment inquiry are thinking about history and how it's going to treat this moment. what are they going to tell their grandchildren about how they decided to act? craig. >> kasie hunt on capitol hill. thank you. and chuck todd joins us, political director of "meet the press." what are the politics of this? people look at past impeachments. see how it played out in polls. what is nancy pelosi's viewpoint here? what is she thinking about? >> clearly representing what is a majority of her conference. that's important. if a majority of democrats wanted to start impeachment i think she'd already be there. i equate this, savannah, the last time we've seen democrats, at least, have a dilemma like
this, was the iraq war vote, and it was back in 2002, and it's a similar situation. the politics of the moment basically said, you've got to stick by the president. you've got to do this. there was concern. what is this going to look like five years down the road? five years down the road that iraq war vote was viewed very differently. particularly among many democrats, as it is today, and i think that is what kasie was pointing to when you're starting to have, those are the conversations, some house democrats. okay, if you don't do impeachment you're making a politician decision and that's the politics of the moment. what is this going to look like if something else pops up in two months and we haven't done this? or if he wins re-election and you didn't do this, what's that going to look like then? >> chuck, what about another option here? what about censure? is that the kind of option that would provide a cover for democrats and republicans? they can slap the president on the wrist. they can acknowledge wrongdoing, and then both move on? is that a viable possibility
politically? >> look, i think only if you had -- if it had a bipartisan appeal to it. if you thought republicans were also going to do this, but i don't think you would see republicans. it would still look like a partisan thing. i think without -- i think censure only works if congress truly is speaking with one voice and there's just no -- you can just see there really isn't a movement among republicans. you hear whispers. justin amash saying people agree with his sayings, an occasional senator mitt romney. i don't see it. without an ability to do it in a bipartisan way. bob mueller closed the press conference talking about systemic efforts of the russian government to interfere in our election. the lack of urgency on capitol hill about this, the lack of urgency in the white house has been the real scandal. >> and the fbi testified they'll do it again and are working on it right now. chuck, thank you very much. appreciate it.
>> you got it, guys. to another report leading to outrage in washington overnight. the white house reportedly asked the u.s. navy to keep a warship named after the late john mccain "out of sight" during president trump's visit to japan. nbc's hallie jackson was traveling with the president on that trip and joins us this morning with more on this story. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: listen, no secret president trump is no fan of the late senator, but overnight the president tweeted he had nothing to do with any of these instructions related to the ship named in mccain's honor. the acting defense secretary patrick shanahan also said he never authorized any action about the ship and would never disrespect the late senator's memory, but this morning mccain's daughter is blasting the president for not allowing her father to rest in peace. a white house directive with a crystal clear message. "uss john mccain" needs to be out of sight prior to president trump's visit to japan.
those instructions outlined in an email obtained by the "wall street journal" but not verified by nbc news, also asked naval officials to confirm that directive will be satisfied. president trump denying any responsibility. >> i was not a fan, but you somebody did it because they thought i didn't like him. they were well meaning. but i didn't know anything about it. i would neff have done that. >> reporter: the president visited a u.s. naval base south of tokyo over the weekend delivering memorial day remarks to u.s. troops stationed there. before his speech, this photo obtained by the journal shows a tarp hanging over the warship's name. naval officials insist they did not obscure the ship. the picture is from friday taken down on saturday. all ships remained in normal configuration. according to the "wall street
journal" the crew of the "uss mccain" released from duty from the holiday weekend and its sailors directed not to wear uniforms bearing the ship's name. president trump has criticized the late senator in the past. >> i like people that weren't captured. >> reporter: and after his death from brain cancer. >> i was never a fan of john mccain and i never will be. >> reporter: mccain's daughter meghan has repeatedly defended her father saying trump won't let him rest in peace, so i have to stand up for him, it makes my grief unbearable. on that same visit, by the way, to the naval visit in japan another controversy when some of the folks onboard were spotted wearing patches op flight suits that said "make air crew great again" with a picture that looked like president trump. the navy is reviewing that making sure it doesn't violate any of their policies. >> hallie jackson in washington. thank you. meantime, communities across the midwest and south are once again waking up to damage from severe weather. overnight, new tornadoes cut destructive paths through several states and historic
flooding. fed by nonstop storms. it's intensifying down south. kristen dahlgren joins us with the latest on it all. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. you can see the devastation here. take a look from above and you can see the scope. this is a disaster on the move. the national weather service saying this morning that every large community along the arkansas river within the next seven to ten days will see this major or historic flooding. >> this is a dangerous situation. >> reporter: this morning, new evacuations in oklahoma. >> you are in a possible flood area. we recommend that you evacuate. >> reporter: residents in sand springs urged to leave. concerns growing that the strained levees can't keep up with the rising floodwaters. in other neighborhoods, it's already too late. >> you can see just what people here are dealing with. what used to be the street now a river. >> reporter: there's now flooding in more than a dozen states stretching from louisiana
to south dakota. outside little rock, hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland are completely under water. braggs, oklahoma is now an island with water on all sides. there is no way in and no way out except for evacuations by the national guard. >> they've had calls, requests, to repair levees, provide search and rescue efforts as well as bringing supplies and personnel movement. >> reporter: a strong storm in kentucky sending a roof on to a car, killing one man inside. >> the man's fiancee crawled herself out of the truck. she's obviously devastated. i think she said they were getting married this weekend. >> reporter: and the tornadoes haven't stopped either. this video shows a tornado in canton, texas, tearing across the landscape. the cameraman saying a quick prayer. >> oh, dear, lord, please, keep these people safe. >> reporter: the barrage of severe storms, touching down in
new jersey, after a now confirmed tornado damaged this neighboring area on tuesday. >> it's so scary to think about, that this happens and there's nothing i could have done to, like, help myself or my neighbors. >> reporter: so a little bit of good news in this neighborhood, though. you can see the water's receding. the fire hydrant completely covered now the water's going down. so much more to recede. some areas could see flooding until july, guys. >> goodness. we'll get al's forecast in a couple minutes. first a frightening accident last night at a major league baseball game in houston between the astros and cubs. right there. a small child struck by a foul ball. the batter overcome with emotion. other players and fans in stunned silence there at the stadium. nbc news national correspondent
miguel almaguer is with us. >> reporter: nice evening ruined in an instant. their little girl hit by a hard-hit foul ball. the incident once again raising questions about safety at major league parks. the cubs outfielder at bat in the fourth inning ripping a line drive in to the stands. almora immediately knew what happened. the catcher reacting visibly disturbed by the scene. >> the minute i hit it, first eyes on, her. >> reporter: the young girl sitting along the third base line struck by the ball traveling nearly 100 miles an hour. the impact captured on stunned faces. an emotional almora falling to his knees in the batter's box had to be consoled by teammates. later he went to check on the little girl he broke down crying in the arms of a security guard. >> i didn't want that to happen and i didn't intend for that to happen. >> reporter: dennis slate was sitting three rows behind the
little girl's family, and witnessed the accident. >> it was going so fast that i kind of lost it for a second and then heard a loud thump. her body kind of went limp. >> reporter: the houston astros releasing a statement overnight saying the girl was taken to the hospital and that their thoughts and prayers were with the entire family. the cubs adding the statement of their own. we join everyone in praying for the best during this difficult time. this is just the latest in a string of accidents involving foul balls at ballparks. just last year a los angeles woman died from head injuries from a stray ball at dodgers stadium. and in 2017, a young girl suffered a broken nose and facial fractures after being hit by a foul ball at yankee stadium. following that incident, major league baseball issued new
mandatory guidelines extending protective netting past both dugouts implemented the beginning of last season. amp last night's game, saying more should be done to protect fans. >> put fences up around the whole field. so sad when you see stuff like that happen. >> reporter: a concern likely to hit home at stadiums and with major league baseball. sources are telling espn that the little girl's condition is "positive." we reached out to major league baseball for a comment but have not yet heard back. craig and savannah, back to you guys. >> hope she's okay. all right. miguel, thanks. >> you could see how distraught players were you obviously saw the hit. >> everyone in the stadium. >> yeah. goodness. >> wow. i don't know if you were up late last night, but if you didn't catch game two of the stanley cup final you missed a good one. take a look. >> sundquist set up opposite circle. across to gunnarson and he score. overtime! >> the goal in overtime. final 3-2. >> blues even up the series
against the boston bruins. one game apiece. game three saturday night back in st. louis and, oh, by the way, you can only catch it on nbc sports network, 8:00, 5:00 pacific. get to al and the rest of the forecast. good morning. >> good morning to you. thanks for getting your first weather. unprecedented outbreak. may tornadoes, 26 of 29 days this month, 14 consecutive days with tornadoes. so it's been pretty impressive. a 32-state spread for the last 30 days, all of these states, coast to coast, having tornadoes in them, and we are looking -- 544 tornado reports for the month of may. just crazy stuff, but we're going to finally see things dieing down now. we do have flood watches out in the northeast. 25 million people are affected. heavy showers and thunderstorms still firing up and we have one more day of severe weather. eight states in the northeast, damaging winds, 25 million people at risk, can't rule out a few tornadoes in the mid-atlantic states. this system pushing to the east. the greatest threat, ohio to new jersey. airports a mess. this afternoon from d.c. to boston, new york, back to
philadelphia and we're looking at widespread flooding again throughout these areas. the arkansas river, missouri river, the mississippi river, especially the mississippi at st. louis, we may see record flooding. in fact, the only time they've had above 49.6, that was in 1993. by tuesday could be at 46 feet. that would be catastrophic. that's what's going on. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
it's a little drizzly and cool in san francisco. this is a live look right now. we're expected to keep the cooler temperatures around for the first half of your day. it will be a combination of sun and clouds, the may grey skies will linger, further inland, though, our temperatures are still expected to climb into the mid-70s for san jose, upper 70s in new concord with some clearing partially by the afternoon. and that's your latest weather. craig? >> al, thank you so much. coming up, the emergency safety measures now being considered on mt. everest, amid one of the deadliest climbing seasons ever richard engel is there live, talking to climbers just back from the summit. >> and then new this morning -- the fbi facing a major discrimination lawsuit we will hear exclusively from former female trainees now suing to change the culture at quantico but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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day. >> there is what it looks like over san jose right now. i know we are missing a little sun. but those passing clouds are helping us keep nice and cool right now. 57 degrees, into the afternoon. here's a look at how your day will shape out. eventually we get partial clearing. the coastal areas are expect to see more grey skies in the afternoon. 74 degrees for san jose, 67 oakland. 76 in napa, 61 degrees for san francisco. over the next seven days, we will get storms in the mountain areas, the sierra. we will expect to warm up as we head into the weekend. it's a start of your workweek. mike. >> the folks heading in, the bay bridge toll plaza, we see the fast track lanes have the heaviest track. they have been light the last oh 45 minutes. a slower drive and those left lanes pay fill in as folks cam off 580. right now, wall net creek has
we're back. 7:30 thursday morning. the 30th of may, 2019. well, that's the date, but it's millions of years ago down at the smithsonian museum of international history. >>hat popular dinosaur hall about to reopen after a five-year renovation project that cost more than $100 million. this morning we are going to give you a live, exclusive sneak peek. >> looking forward to that. the 5-year-old boy in all of us is very excited about that. right to headlines. pressure intensifying among democrats to start impeachment proceedings against president trump, in the wake of robert mueller's public statement yesterday. his first since the start of the
russia investigation. mueller emphasized the top takeaways from his report. he said on obstruction of justice he could not clear the president. >> if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. >> mueller also revealed he and his team decided they had to follow justice department rules that forbid indicting a sitting president. those same guidelines according to mueller also state that a president can be impeached by congress. house speaker nancy pelosi taking a wait and see approach so far saying she's currently against impeach proceedings. communities waking up after severe weather. in kentucky a 62-year-old man killed when a storm blew the roof off a building in downtown prestonsburg. the debris landed on the man's vehicle. meanwhile, historic flooding intensifying as well. up in evacuations in oklahoma. residents in sand springs being urged to leave.
concerns growing that the strained levees can't keep up with rising floodwaters. >> now there is flooding in more than a dozen states stretching from louisiana all the way to south dakota. and lottery fever. combined jackpots and powerball. nobody won last night's powerball, $350 million now. the next drawing is saturday night. if it's not enough, mega millions even more $444 million and the next drawing for that is form night. plenty of time to get your tickets because eventually somebody's going to win it. >> somebody's going to win it. also new this morning, developments in that crisis unfolding on mount everest. amid mounting deaths blamed and overcrowding and inexperienced climbers, major changes now considered for who's allowed on the world's highest mountain. nbc's chief foreign
correspondent richard engel remains in nepal for us again this morning. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. we have made our way to a himalayan village, and it was from here that the climbers set out on those missions up everest that turn deadly, and now the napalese government is trying to impose or considering imposing new restrictions to make sure that climbers in the future are physically fit enough and experienced enough to attempt this challenge. flying from kathmandu in to the high himalayas this morning, if one thing's apparent, it's that these mountains should not be approached with impunity. the weather changes so quickly. when we left it was hot and now a rain storm has rolled in. and no mountain should be treated with more respect than the tallest on earth mount everest. 29,029 feet. the short climbing on everest is now over
this morning as climbers make their way home they're explaining why this season was so deadly. too many people, they say, who didn't know what they were doing, causing huge, dangerous bottlenecks. >> it was like insane, i should say. like, people were pushing themselves and the long lines of people around 200, 300 people in a single line waiting for the summit >> reporter: martin hewitt, a british soldier, said he and another disabled vet for their own safety had to push past 100 unprepared climbers who were running low on oxygen and clogging the route >> but there were the so many people here that do not have the fitness, that do not have the technical skill that do not have the experience of mountaineering to be able to do it within a relatively safe time frame. >> reporter: everest is not a starter mountain, but for upwards of 100,000 dollars a head for an expedition, tour operators and the napalese government have looked the other way at climbers' experience, but this deadly season may have gone
too far. too deadly and may finally force a change. >> so, richard, what do we know about the kinds of rules and standards that other mountains around the world require of climbers >> reporter: well, it depends on the mountain itself, and some of them can be quite strict the mountain in argentina wants to know climbers have extensive experience operating in winter denali in alaska wants to see a full resume and encouraging people to have extensive experience operating on glaciers here in nepal, unfortunately, you just really have to pay and show up, and convince a guy that you're up for the task and if he's willing to take you, you'll go and it's dangerous you could see just now how quickly the weather can change half hour ago, you could see mountains behind me. we've been totally closed in here by the clouds i can barely see the cameraman here. >> and it's dangerous for the climber, it's dangerous for
others as well not just their own lives they're putting at risk. richard, thank you very much. >> absolutely. another check of our weather now from mr. roker what's shaking >> nothing quite as harsh but looking at a lot of warm weather to talk about coming especially in the south east, in the mid-atlantic states, a heat wave going with temperatures over 90 degrees for more than days columbia, 100 degrees. wilmington and raleigh, 97 tomorrow, north carolina getting to 91 degrees. tampa 92 mobile seeing a temperature of 97 and over in to the next week we're going to see warm weather. columbus, ohio temperatures in th you might be spotting the clouds as you look outside this morning. here's a look at your temperature trends this afternoon. we get sunshine peeking through. we see clearing. our temperatures will climb into the mid-60s.
upper 60s by 12:00. sarn jose is expected to top out into the low- to mid-70s today. to a few degrees cooler than we saw yesterday afternoon. the next seven days, we will see 60s in san francisco. >> that's your latest weather. and that's your latest weather. craig. al, thank you. coming up, the desperate search for a connecticut mother of five who's been missing for nearly a week amid a bitter custody battle was she the victim of foul play. also ahead a new warning from consumer reports on hidden fee in your phone, tv and credit card bills how to find them and how to avoid them. wait until you hear what tiffany haddish does to get honest feedback after an a audition >> and an nbc exclusive. hear from the women behind a major discrimination lawsuit against the fbi. their troubling allegations, right after this
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good morning. >> reporter: the people who join the fbi generally have sights set on one thing becoming a special agent training at quantico is tough, but this morning a group of women is filing a lawsuit against the agency alleging they were kicked out of the program at quantico, not because they couldn't cut it, but because they were women. >> they made me feel like i was worthless and disposable. >> powerless. >> at this day and age, that that's going on. >> reporter: speaking exclusively to nbc news, these trainees described what they called a good old boys attitude in quantico, virginia. fostering harassment, discrimination and retaliation against women. five of the women asked we not use their full names on camera late wednesday they filed a class action complaint against the department of justice. >> how many of you believe there is a systemic problem of
discrimination at the fbi and specifically the academy everybody. >> i'd say i went in extremely optimistic naive almost, but the first day i got there, there were comments on what i was wearing and sexual harassment started about two weeks in. >> reporter: did you tell anyone about it at the time >> i told my counselor about these things, she acknowledged the environment saying this place is going to treat you like that if you want to make it through you have to keep your head down. stay quiet and play the game >> reporter: trainees go through a five-month course. if they slip up they get citations which could lead to a review board potentially kicking them out of the program. >> i passed everything the first time around, with no remediation, but when i would go over to our tactical training unit, people were nitpicking at me, and i couldn't figure out why. >> reporter: did you notice that you were being criticized for things that you were doing that other male colleagues were doing and not getting criticized >> most definitely the irony of that is some of my male colleagues were the ones
pointing it out to me. so and so did the exact same thing and nobody's even said anything to him about it. >> reporter: how many times were you written up >> three i went to a review board consisting of all executive management and by the time i was done with my interview with them i knew i was not coming out of that. >> reporter: and you were kicked out. >> a week before i was due to graduate when i asked to be recycled into a class behind me for additional training they responded to me they did not do that. >> reporter: there were male colleagues of yours who were given second, third chances? >> correct, yes. >> reporter: were you offered anything like that >> no. >> reporter: lauren rose says she wrote to the director of the fbi at the time, james comey while she did not allege gender discrimination, she reported what she says was a lack of fairness across the board at the training academy comey replied, she says, writing, i believe i have thoughtful leaders at training division
adding, my hope is that you will stare hard at the situation and what it teaches you. >> expressed a disinterest to figure out if it was going on. >> reporter: the women also filed equal employment complaints with the federal government. >> i had witnessed excessive discrimination against one of my female co-workers. so i contacted the unit chief, and she looked me point blank in the eyes and said, you coming forward and speaking up will not go without consequence i hope it was worth it and from there on out i was targeted i was marginalized, i was isolated, i was harassed consistently. >> reporter: most of these women were dropped from the program within weeks of graduation in a statement the fbi says it can't comment on litigation but values gender diversity writing in part, the fbi is committed to fostering a work environment where all of our employees are valued and respected. >> reporter: people will see
this interview and will say, these women couldn't cut it. >> it was based on merit we couldn't be filing a lawsuit. >> reporter: what is it based on >> subjectivity. they pick and choose who they want to leave. >> in every area of training where there was a qualitative measure of failure or success, we all met and exceeded expectations everybody here is sitting here, because the subjective portion of evaluation and training is ripe for abuse. >> reporter: it came down to what at the end? whether you passed or didn't pass >> your gender >> gender. >> reporter: do you guys think that the discrimination that you've alleged undermines the agency and potentially undermines the safety of our country? >> 100%. >> i think our biggest concern is that they would keep doing it, and would keep being a systemic discrimination issue,
and that's why we all decided to come forward and speak up, because it needs to stop >> reporter: the lawyer tells us they wanted to sit down with the fbi prior to filing a lawsuit but the bureau didn't respond to their multiple attempts. the women tell us that people within the academy itself have actually reached out to them to cheer them on, guys. >> what exactly are they looking for in this lawsuit? >> reporter: they want the training evaluation to change. the standards to change. they're looking for up to $300,000 for emotional distress and the last one, an important one, they want more female trainers at the program. >> where are they now? these women? what are they doing? >> reporter: some actually work at the fbi the special agent job is kind of the great job but there are lots of jobs at the fbi if you don't get special agent you get a lower tiered job not paid as much others have gone on to do other things really professional women. some lawyers one graduated from the air force academy. tough to get in to the fbi they have a real love for the
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into next week. mike. >> a little sunshine, i see the clouds you are talking about as well. the san patio bridge, it's starting to move more smoothly. i saw a burst of traffic as i believe this disabled vehicle cleared in the plaza right near our camera, not within view. you see a smoother drive, slower, developing for the south bay. all avenues up towards sunnyville, cupertino, down the east shore freeway, standard build. same thing for the interchange. back to theal mo. >> happening now, noaa scientists planning on checking on a well in the bay. a viewer shared video showing its tail splashing up and down. we still don't know if there is anything wrong with the well. the coast guard says it is aware of the well's location. wars collide, "star wars"
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking silence. robert mueller speaking out publicly for the first time about the russia investigation. >> if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. >> democrats increasing their calls for impeachment hearings. >> all options are on the table and nothing should be ruled out. >> so what happens next and how could it affect the 2020 race for president? we're live with the latest. plus, missing mother. the search intensifies for a connecticut woman who disappeared during a bitter
custody battle with her estranged husband. >> we love you so much, and we just want you to come home. >> the latest on the investigation just ahead. ♪ everybody walk the dinosaur >> and dy-no-mite! we take you inside the newly renovated museum. >> what is it about t-rex that captured our imagination so long? >> look at the thing. right? it's got a 5-foot head, 6-inch teeth. >> the exhibit that's bigger and better than ever before, today thursday, may 30, 2019. ♪ i know i'd go back to you >> all: live since 3:30. >> celebrating my graduation. >> and my birthday! >> all: hello, south dakota! from carter middle school in tennessee. >> i just became a doctor. >> now i'm a doctor's husband. >> all: sweet 16 trip! from kentucky! >> hi. we're six teachers from connecticut and on "today" with a big announcement. >> all: we're retiring!
whew! >> i think retirement feels pretty good. congratulations to those ladies. welcome back to "today." nice to have you with us on a beautiful thursday morning out on our plaza. >> look at that crowd. going to get outside in just a bit. by the way, we always appreciate those shout-outs and it's so easy to share yours. all you have to do is #mytodayplaza. shoot that video, on instagram, on twitter, we'll snag it and put you on television in the open as well. and to the news. robert mueller his first public comments on television have given democrats new reason to talk about impeachment. we have overnight reaction to the remarks and a tweet just in from the president this morning. peter alexander, good morning. >> reporter: we'll share that tweet in a moment.
he acknowledged that russia helped him get elected but then later walked it back. and he sfeefiercely criticized possibility of impeachment. >> it is a disgood samaritisgus. there was no high crime, no misdemeanor. so how do you impeach? >> reporter: i lashed out at robert mueller calling him a true never trumper. and arguing that his greatest achievement is exposing corruption. it comes after mueller's remarks largely summarizing his report and explaining that he and his team of investigators from the very beginning agreed to follow long standing justice department policy. a policy that prohibits indicting a sitting president suggesting only congress can formally accuse the president of wrongdoing. now pressure is intensifying on nancy pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings as the drumbeat of democrats is growing. she has so far resisted the calls saying she wants an
ironclad case before moving forward. >> you don't bring an impeachment unless you have all of the facts, the strongest possible case solt president is held accountable. >> reporter: but she says nothing is off the table. and an immediate question remains do they subpoena mueller to testify after he made clear that he had no entidesire to do. >> all right, peter, thank you very much. according to the "wall street journal," the navy curve the mccain ship up with a tarp but the navy says that it was reach moved before the president arrived. and navy says all ships remained
in their normal configuratiocon. now to the battle over abortion. a louisiana house pass add bill that outlaws abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected which can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy. there was heated debate before the bill passed vote of 79-27. louisiana's governor a democrat, indicated he will sign that bill awto law. louisiana would become the fifth state to pass a fetal heartbeat ban. police are pressing their search this morning for a connecticut mother of five who's been missing now for six days. nbc's kathy park joins us with the latest leads in the case kathy, good morning. >> reporter: certainly a very tense week, guys police say though are treating the disappearance as a missing person case, but are investigating to see if foul du. the search for a play was involved as officials are still on the lookout for jennifer dulos the search for a missing mother of five ramping up in a tight-knit connecticut community. authorities saying jennifer dulos was last seen friday in the town of new canaan behind the wheel of a black chevy suburban like this one. >> terrible. awful thing to happen to
someone. >> reporter: officers discovering the 50-year-old's empty suv friday night near waveny park and scouring the area since on wednesday, state and local officials focusing on the town's popular 300 acre complex >> this is a very safe park, and -- families come here all the time >> reporter: search dogs aiding the efforts on the ground. a dive team inspecting a nearby lake while choppers and drones scan from the sky dulos was first reported missing by friends on friday evening her disappearance coming during a bitter custody battle between jennifer and her estranged husband. she filed for divorce in 2017 and court documents obtained by nbc news highlights a contentious proceeding and filings for custody over their children as a search presses on, officers are watching jennifer's new canaan home, standing guard near a garage door tagged with
evidence markers in a statement, jennifer's family and friends calling her a devoted mother, and extremely thoughtful, reliable and organized woman. adding, she would never, ever disappear when she is responsible for the lives of five loving and energetic children >> we love you so much and we just want you to come home >> reporter: and we reached out to fotis dulos' attorney and have not heard back. the children are safe with family and under the watch of an armed guard right now. >> kathy park, thank you. no letup in that severe weather that ravaged the heartland in the south nearly two weeks now. a giant tornado touched down in linwood, kansas, and in east texas, a tornado was seen racing across the landscape violent thunderstorms swept all the way to the east coast and in oklahoma, new evacuations had to
be ordered as levees strained to hold back rising waters of the arkansas river some neighborhoods there are already under water. that is the news 8:07 now how about a little boost >> a good one. a little one we have great news to share about a san diego infant who is believed to be the smallest newborn ever to survive. weighed just 8.6 ounces at birth. by embarrassing, the same weight as a large apple look at her now. going home from the hospital where she's been the last five months. >> seeing her go home and going home in such a great state that she went home in is -- it's truly a miracle. remarkable. >> she was delivered at just 23 weeks when her mom developed politicians in her pregnancy now she weighs a hearty 5 pounds >> tiny but mighty. >> yeah. look at her grow. >> tiny but mighty. still ahead this morning, tiffany haddish revealing why she leaves her phone behind when auditioning for a new role. first, though, what's old is
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the national museum of natural history reopening after a five-year renovation and bigger and cooler than ever and speaking of cool tom costello is there to show us around let's see it, buddy! >> reporter: you guys give me the coolest assignments. take a look at this dinosaur its name is duploticus 90-feet long ate plants every day this is what your 5-year-old son will want to see, craig, and everybody else this -- this is t-rex discovered 30 years ago in montana and on display here for the very first time you may recognize parts of this museum from "night of a the museum" but a different movie inspired a whole new generation of dinosaur hunters. >> we don't move. >> reporter: it was "jurassic
park" that scared us all to death and ignited a public love affair with all things dinosaur. >> go faster. >> they just look cool. >> they're old >> i like the meat eaters. >> reporter: now, they're back, and more real than ever. taking center stage at the smithsonian's new dinosaur hall t-rex. but he's not just striking a pose >> what we've done is we've posed it, dismantling a dead def you look closely. >> reporter: this triceratops. >> reporter: taking a bite out of one. in fact, decapitating it, if you look closely. >> reporter: this paleontologist lived and loved dinosaurs since he was a kid what is it about t-rex that captured our imagination for so long >> i mean, look at this thing. right? a 5-foot head, 6-inch teeth. one of the largest carnivore that ever lived. home is the united states. we feel like we're the ambassador. >> reporter: for five years
dinosaur lovers have been waiting for this smithsonian museum reopen. the 110 million dollar renovation began in 2014 and the last few weeks around the clock effort. >> got to be more careful around all the exhibits they're old. >> reporter: now set to reopen as the hall of deep time more exhibits, more fossils and more interactive. >> we've really tried to bring these animals to life, and so every single thing in this hall is doing something it might have done when it was alive or what we think it might have been doing. >> reporter: allosaurus guarding precious eggs. the size of an elephant here and the excavation work continues realtime here in the fossil land also in the exhibit. >> 209 million-year-old reptile teeth. that you're looking at for the
first time. >> reporter: a staggering 20 new dinosaurs are discovered each year >> our planet writes its history and fossils and stone. we can go back and read the history looking at the fossils and analyzing the rocks. >> reporter: dinosaurs roamed the planet 165 million years. >> so excited about the dinosaurs. can't wait to see the new exhibit. >> reporter: not since they died off have they ever looked so good all right. back out live. i just want to show you how big dippy was. just one dinosaur, dippy, the around, and, by the way, tip of its tail near the white light. right? follow this thing, all the way around, and, by the way, dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago. humans have only been around for about 220,000 years. tripping ever so slightly, but take a look. this is what makes this so cool. you can stand underneath and get a scale and a scope of how big these monsters really were, ande now over here, the tip of t-rex. you never wanted to get near the tail of t-rex. this thing would take your head
off, but that's what makes this so cool. you can walk underneath and around these massive dinosaurs and it really gives a sense of the monsters that walked the earth 65 million years ago. >> a pterodactyl behind you as well when does this exhibit open? >> reporter: formally opens saturday june 8th. a week from today. it's free. so bring the kids, if you are in washington, d.c., this is what everybody has been waiting for and it is spectacular. it's not just about dinosaurs. it's also about humans and how we interact with our own planet, and what the future may be as it relates to climate change. it's all interactive there. >> my wife just said to my son, just saw the piece, mom, i love dinosaurs more than him. talking about the paleontologists. >> got us all excited. >> mention more history at the
smithsonian as well. lonnie bunch iii, appointed secretary of the entire so congrats to lonnie. >> smithsonian institution. he's the first african-american head in its 173-year history so congrats to lonnie. >> absolutely. congratulations. al, a check of the weather. >> t-rex probably couldn't text. anyway, happening, good news all the severe weather coming to a close after this afternoon we do have a flood watch out for 25 million people in the northeast, which also coincides with this risk area for 25 million, eight states, damaging winds, possibility of tornadoes. also got that flooding along the arkansas, missouri and mississippi rivers in fact, at st. louis, we could have record-setting flooding the record back in 1993 by tuesday. coming very close to that at 46 feet that could be devastating that's what's it's still cloudy out there.
the piece of sunshine that we are starting to see will help us warm up just a little bit, but our current temperatures in the 50s as we head in towards the afternoon, your temperature trend will show 70s into the afternoon. so, we'll top out into the mid-70s and nearby we do have some storms that could mean some thunderstorms for the north bay mountains as we head towards saturday and sunday good clearing with warm up on the way for inland areas. "today" show sirius xm jenna is here and carson ready to deliver "pop start. >> bill hader told seth meyers met his idol "dateline" keith morrison.
we found out that meeting was set you up by our very own willie who convinced him to check out an edit session and little did he know he was in for a surprise. >> can you do a read for me, please, for the script that you have >> how horrified those wealthy folk would have been had they known the deadly secret officer wilson was about to expose on the wrong end of america street is that too creepy? >> let's check the temperature of the room. what do you think, bill? >> pretty rad. >> the general feeling -- >> crazy >> give him pointers. >> i can't give him pointers he's the master. i don't know how you get better than keith morrison! i knew he was going to be here i knew he was going to be here >> great watch more of the pair and their meeting on "sunday today" and catch the next edition of "dateline" tomorrow night 10:00 on nbc. and tiffany haddish part of the "hollywood reporter" comedy
actress roundtable, sat down with other actresses and actors talking about writing and acting in hollywood ladies asked about bad auditions came to memory, tiffany offered up a stunt she used to pull at auditions. >> put my phone on voice memo. put it in my bag through the audition walk out the room. leave my bag. >> nasty. >> oh -- >> really? >> what would you hear >> come back, be like, oh, i forgot my purse. get my purse. >> actually done that? >> get in the car, and -- >> let me look under the table. >> what would you hear i love this. >> like, she's not as urban as i thought. >> i knew that was the word. i don't want to hear. >> she's so ghetto i just can't oh, if her hair was -- >> how many rooms did you leave it in? >> ah! a lot. it was like my m.o. >> she found a lot of feedback helpful provided good stand-up for jokes or improve acting
skills watch the interview today.com. finally a good one an epic surprise familiar with "old town road" playing on radio stations somewhere near you trust me still near the top of spotify charts, itune charts 87 views on youtube. in ohio the students closed their fifth grade talent show with an enthusiastic rendition of the song. saw that video and decided to give those students a surprise performance. so upon entering the gym -- you can hear the kids losing their minds. once the rapper got the kids to settle down they all sang "old town road" together. ♪ old town road going to ride until i can't go further ♪ go to home town road going to go to home town road going to ride until i can't ♪ ride until i can't ♪ >> a couple kids we spotted in the front row.
some dance moves look at that one right here. >> look at all the cowboy hats, too. >> going nuts. kids are so excited. wasn't that nice that he did that >> yes >> jealous of that is hoda definitely hoda's dance. >> show up, surprise her. >> at any hour of the day. >> hoda probably would have kid napped him. >> does she know there's a shark around her captures from a resort nearby. overhead footage roll the tape. the shark getting closer to the woman. the woman is swimming. a little hard to make out. >> she's backstroking. >> yelling the shark right there actually making a u-turn coming back towards her. swimming towards the shore the guy recording rushed to the beach showed her the clip. she said she never saw the shark but thinks she may be done with the ocean after that. >> good question would you want to know what's swimming around you or not >> absolutely not.
>> me neither. >> would you >> nope. >> just ahead -- >> okay. >> how to spot and fight those hidden fees that sneak into so many of the monthly bills. >> tapping into a comedy roots for the latest role. first, your local news andi the man accused of intentionally a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. i'm laura garcia. the man accused of intentionally plowing into a crowd of people is due in court for a plea hearing. peoples faces eight counts of attempted murder in connection with a crash that injured eight people. investigators say he was on his way to a bible class at the time. they also believe the victims were targeted because of their perceived religion. prosecutor will announce whether they intend to file additional hate crime charges. let's check that commute with mike. how is it looking? >> smooth drive on the peninsula and a crash north of here. our cameras at university
looking up towards will and marsh. somewhere just shy of that exit and that's why we're suddenly seeing slowing. the drive may be a crash as you approach willow on the southbound side. 101 through palo alto will jam up traffic. meanwhile, the south bay just shows you typical trend pushing north towards the rest of silken valley and a couple crashes near the dublin interchange and also near the castro valley. we're just watching those on the shoulder and slow in general through alameda county. back to you. >> thanks so much. another local news update in half an hour. a little bird told me you
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>> bingo [ cheers and applause >> b-i-n-g-o. >> just be a waitress and you're good. you were also on tv. >> thank you. >> man check it all off. >> guys, coming up, consumer reporters with a warning about hidden fees in monthly bills and what you can do about them. >> and we're going to talk to the wonderful emma thompson starring in one of the summer's funniest movies. >> and teaching us all about the benefits of high intensity interval training. probably heard about it. hiit training as its known we're going to work out as well. >> i'm exhausted looking at it coming up on the third hour of "today," the woman behind the legendary athlete. sheinelle introduces us to shaq's mom lucille believe it or not, sheinelle actually dunked on her unbelievable. >> nothing about that is true. >> all right get a check of the weather. >> all right show you starting off with our weekend outlook. tomorrow, sunny and dry in the northeast. still hot in the southeast rain in southern texas
showers out west as we move into saturday the wet weather returns into the northeast and the ohio river valley steamy in the southeast and scattered showers throughout the interior west. sunday -- sunday -- more rain in the mid-atlantic and in the the temperatures still in the 50s right now and we're going to climb to the 60s at 11:00 a.m. look at all that cloud covery a cloudy start through the afternoon and partial clearing by about 1:00 more sunshine at least for inland areas. unfortunately around the coastline expect that weather to stick around a little longer. things dry out by saturday and sunday and also warm up into the start of next week. check out those inland hot temperatures in the 90s. don't forget you can take us with you
wherever you go. just go to "today" show sirius radio, on sirius xm channel 108. mr. daly >> "today's consumer." consider consumers report, the average family could rack up more than $3,000 in fees just this year. the question, is there a way to cut into some of those costs our digital expert is here with us with hopefully strategies to help good morning to you. start with the bucket of areas where people are seeing hidden fees. >> everywhere in people's lives. we interviewed more than 2,000 people 85% say they were hit by some type of hidden fee in the past two years. so here's the big ones telecom, banking, credit cards and travel telecom topped the list. think cable bills, cellphone jargon at the end of the bill you don't look at adds up. you see one price when you think you're starting a transaction.
get to the fine print, click through. it's all much, much higher. >> slide down on telecom a little more. >> sure. as we said, mostly talking about cable, internet and cellphone service. there are some ways to save here if you don't want to pay the hidden fees. you don't need a paid tv service. antennas bring in good reception and streaming tv works buying your modem. typically you pay a monthly rental fee $5 to $10 a month. buy one, use it just the same. looking for cellphone, charge a $30, $40 fee ask them not to. you're a valuable customer ball is in your court to fight back. >> people heard the phrase, cut the cord something you can do take advantage of the technology and get out of these bad deals where you're paying extra fees >> over the air channels with a good, quality antenna. >> a lot of quality content without the cable providers? >> particularly if you live near
a major city yes. banks collected $11 billion in overdraft fees $11 billion. >> almost seems criminal. >> because they tack on. right? you have a low balance fee, over draft fee before you know it, you are racking up a ton of fees for people that can least afford to pay for it. there are ways to fight back set up alerts on your phone. below $100 or $50 you know it and can adjust spending from there. simple use in-network atms. $3 to $5 if out of network banks. shop around. not many choices, lots of online banks today. you don't have to actually go. it saves that way. and credit cards 3% find a credit card traveling abroad does not charge foreign
transactions. >> i don't know if this works in potential hidden fees. i read somewhere around two-thirds of people tried to fight back, tried to get out of paying the fees, a lot of these companies simply said okay you win. just do it. >> you have to be proactive. consumer reports is trying to work against so to speak. so consumers don't have to do that work. it can take a lot of time. you want to join our movement, we have a what's a fee campaign going, asking companies to be more transparent, and if necessary congress should pass laws so people don't have to do that much work. >> that's good finally travel. >> just talking in the break here travel is just where you can get hit. airlines right? you have all of these fees, taxes. >> think you're paying for the ticket fee then that doesn't includes the bags and -- >> exactly right limit bags or find a carrier doesn't charge southwest, doesn't charge a fee. the extra seat, aisle seat, window seat, have to pay for
that pick in advance more seats to pick from and watch out for tolls for rental cars. a big money-maker for rental car companies. charge you not only for the toll but the rental of the transponder and sometimes even to process the toll. so like a 50 cent toll could be $15. it is aggravating, as somebody who uses a rental car fairly often. refill rentals they charge you for gas. the courtesy of putting gas in it book hotels directly avoid reservation fees sometimes the third party charge watch out for resort fees. check the website directly or resort fee checker.com even not in the bahamas, las vegas or florida, i booked my parents a room here in new york city there's a $25 destination resort fee for a hotel in this town. >> big, everywhere on everything basically the note, be more personally vested in these areas. banking, travel, credit cards and save yourself, i mentioned, almost $300 a year. >> yes save thousands.
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oscar winner oscar winner emma thompson is taking on hosting duties in her new movie "late night" playing a legendary talk show host ratings on the decline and looks to her team of writers for help, if she only knew her names. >> i don't know who any of them are. >> oh -- well -- ah -- tom i'm tom. i write the monologue. actually the youngest monologue writer in the histories of the show. >> no, no, no. i'm not going to remember any of this here's what we're going to do. you're one, two, three -- four -- >> hi, katherine. >> oh! thank god.
how's your baby? >> she's 27. emma thompson. good morning. >> good morning. >> you are getting great reviews for this movie, and i thought it really -- it's striking a perfect balance. it's funny and fun but has something to say. >> oh, absolutely. goodness, me well, of course. you've just got your first late night talk show host as a woman. this is a kind of -- super real -- it's very strange. because you haven't got any late-night talk show hosts who n are women. >> you know, of course, there should be more women this is kind of fun, because in this movie you've been a talk show host for 30 years. >> yes, exactly. >> a completely normal thing. >> yes >> mindy kaling wrote this with you in mind. >> she did i'd never met her but admired her from afar and then she met me, we had a drink together and she said i've written something for you.ou relevant. and i sa i was very -- well, surprised.
a surprise when young people find you relevant. and i said, oh, that's -- how ox because times when have an idea about youou project something on to you it's not quite right, but she wrote one of the best scripts i've read in years and it was a lot of fun to make the whole cast was so great. mindy, i think, is absolutely remarkable. >> well, she has all the skills. all the tools and the swiss army knife. so do you, i might add did you have fun playing the boss the sort of "devil wears prada"-ish. >> yes she's caught in her own mean, imagine. if she had sta narcissism and her own determination just to -- i mean, imagine. if she had started doing stand-up 30 years ago? it was a tough time for women to be funny. >> yes. >> you know, it's still tough but tougher then. >> you have a background like that, too. >> i do, i do. >> did you do stand-upthis couni >> i did sketch comedy until i was 27. >> everyone, certainly here, in this country, everyone thinks of
you in these period pieces. >> dramatic. >> yes and in a corset. >> little did we know how hilarious you are. >> yes well, ha ha-ha-la i am hilarious but it was interesting i just did "snl" recently, and, of course, they didn't know that i did sketch comedy for a living until i was 27 i didn't start straight acting, we call it straight acting until later. i was telling them they're all such great actors on "snl." so actually moving from sketch work to acting is basically playing a character, but for longer that's all it's the same thing. >> i have to ask you you received recently an honor in british royalty dame emma thompson. >> means i'm next in line for the throne yes, i am. >> what was that ceremony like what did you think of that when they call you? who calls and says -- >> you get a letter. i was shooting late-night when i
got a letter you get a letter, from -- i don't know someone born in the 1720s. basically, yes, it's -- this, that and the other it's very ancient. it's a very, very old honor. damehoods go back to the 12th century or something you think of it as a modern thing but in fact it's not, and you have to decide whether you want to take it or not so i thought, for about two seconds, and i said, yes, i'll have it, i want it i want the knight badge and prince william was giving the wards and just so -- he was so kind and good to everyone. they have to do these a lot. and he engaged so sweetly and generously with every single person i was incredibly impressed. >> and a new royal baby. are you in to all this we americans are -- >> under the radar so, so, not. there's so much to do in life,
and the royal family -- i feel like their lives are their lives, and i admire them enormously but i don't follow them no >> well, dame emma thompson, dame emma? >> use the title, please don't it's so embarrassing, but dame emma is the thing, but you get a lot of, in the hotel, hello dame thompson, which is -- just hilarious. it's not quite right, but -- >> looking around. who are they talking to? >> who, who? right. >> a pleasure to be talking to you. thank you so much. >> thank you for having me. >> hits theater june 7th and nationwide on the 14th "late night. savannah, thank you so much. here with the doctor going to show us how to super-charge our workouts to get more benefits in less time.
is brought to you by -- this morning on "today" wellness, the benefit of high intensity interval training. if you don't have -- if you're trying to use the "i don't have time" excuse this is for you you don't have to spend hours at the gym to get a great and effective workout. the doctor is a sports medicine physician at the hospital for special surgery here in new york he's got a no excuses plan right? >> no excuse at all. >> let's get started, my man get started. first of all, recommendations on how long, how much people should work out every week. have those changed >> the recommendations from the american college of sports medicine are basically 30 minutes, five times a week or 30 minutes of intense exercise three times a week guidelines you see right there on the screen. >> there they are. all fitness recommendations re-upped last night? >> got back yesterday from the american college of sports medicine meeting, same guidelines for the next year people get out there, move every single day. >> let's not have these people
on the treadmills forever. start at this level. >> today we talk about not the exercises but intensity level. divide it up into low, medium and high low intensity something like walking. we use something called the talk test when people are exercising. meaning, how hard you're exerting yourselves. mandy is walking on a treadmill here a great example of low intensity exercise but important to know we could do a medium or high intensity exercise on the treadmill by making a higher incline, going faster. >> what is it about high intensity that you like so much? >> a great bang for the buck and ramps up metabolism. both for muscle building and also metabolism. >> how are you holding up? >> great. >> can clearly talk. obviously low intensity. move to, i assume this is medium intensity? >> gayle in medium intensity i talk about talk test, the goal
basically in the low intensity, mandy can talk easily. medium intensity you see on the screen a moderate level gayle can talk, maybe not in complete sentences and can talk, doesn't have a full conversation mandy could talk a long time >> the thing about all of these exercises, can you do them at different intensities? >> exactly right, take them to highest, do biking at low intensity. gayle, how are we doing? >> well. very well. >> doing okay. l right. what people at home don't know they've been on the treadmill like 20 minutes already. >> that's right. >> high intensity? >> here's high intensity training here we have sabrina and greg doing jump rope and burpees. examples of high intensity they can talk but in short words. maybe a word or two. this is high intensity training. >> can you talk? >> a little breathless but doing good. >> making it look easy greg, you? greg's okay. >> all right. >> this is -- you can stop medium and low, keep going
>> that's great. >> you high intensity can stop talk about this group fitness thing here, doctor this is something you recommend? >> right this is a great example of a group fitness class, and there's a lot of benefits to working out in a group we know that people stick with their fitness program longer if they're having fun and part of a community. so the goal of working out with people is that you do a much better job and you work out harder. >> how many minutes, how many times every week do you recommend someone do this hiit training >> intense training we recommend twice a week for maybe 30 minutes, if they can do it two, three times a week, terrific. >> bang for buck. >> the best bang for your buck the way it is. >> bang for buck doctor, this is good a big thanks to all of you appreciate you guys getting up to work out on national television keep the shirts as well. doctor, always a pleasure, sir need more fitness advice and motivation head to today.com. back in a moment, but first, this is "today" on nbc
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i )m - -... lots of people probably have a a very good morning to you. it is 8:56. i'm laura garcia. a lot of people probably have a good idea of where they'll be tonight. the warriors start the last phase of their push for another championship. kick off game one in toronto. the first time the finals has ever been played outside the u.s. and probably don't need to remind you, the warriors are
going for their fourth nba championship in five years. live look at oracle arena. tickets for a viewing are $25. go to warriors nonprofit. at midday a link. whales seen on the bay area near alameda. one viewer showed video showing the tale splashing up and down. still don't know for certain if anything is wrong. in southern california this morning worlds collide. the new "galaxy edge" opening for the public and head to our twitter feed to take our first look inside. a local weather update is coming up for you in about an hour. have a great thursday morning. an
live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning and welcome. >> it smells like somebody was standing out here barbecuing. is it barbecue on the plaza? >> no. >> i had a rack of ribs this weekend. i was going to bring it in. >> i'll bring them in tomorrow. >> i'm not going to be