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good morning. no memory. the engineer of the train that derailed and killed at least seven people claims he does not recall the moment of impact and has yet to offer any explanation for why the train reached speeds of more than 106 miles an hour more than twice the limit. we will talk to an ntsb investigator at the scene. widespread flooding in texas. homes turned to river, homes under water the rain is not over yet. tense exchange jeb bush and a college student spar over george w. bush's legacy. >> your brother's legacy is if question. >> the governor seems to let it slip yes, he is running for president. and dog fight.
why the australian government is threatening to euthanize john fidep's two terriers. >> today, thursday may 14th 2015. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. as we wake up all focus is on this 36-year-old conductor that derailed two nights ago. >> why he had that train going so fast when he was supposed to slow down to 50 miles per hour. >> the search for answers in the deadly derailment of thing a track train in philadelphia. we have complete coverage the stories of the victim was died and the safety system that could have prevented this tragedy. natalie has made her way through the crash site. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah matt.
that's right, it is another busy day here behind me. it's very much an active scene. right now, you are looking live at the locate motetive. this is where that engineer was at the controls at the time of the accident. as you see, it's been lifted up overnight, placed back on the track as they prepare now to take it away for the more intensive part of their investigation. we can tell you, though that we have learned that brandon bostian has hired a lawyer who claims his client does not remember a crash. he suffered a head injury according to his attorney. police tell nbc news bostian has given a blood sample and voluntarily handed over his sfoevenlt as mentioned, the ntsb says amtrak was traveling at 106 miles per hour as it entered that curve. >> that is more than twice the authorized speed limit here. even as the investigation now moves forward, authorities have spent yet another night searching this crash site for
possibly more victims. coming up we will have one son's agonizing plea to find his missing father as well as the stories of the seven victims, those who lost their lives in this tragic incident. guys. >> a heart breaking story, thank you very much. >> as we said earlier, obviously, there is a lot of information about the man at the control. tom costello covers transportation for us. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, mat. we know the engineer slammed on the brakes at the last minute. he was allowed to go up to 80 miles an hour and slow during the curve. the ntsb says there is absolutely no question he was speeding at the time of the crash. this morning, engineer brandon bostian is at the center of the investigation. 32-years-old an amtrak engineer for five years, he was injured in the accident but was released from the hospital. late wednesday, police say bostian had been injured and
gave them a blood sample and his cell phone. they say bostian has no recollection of the crash. >> he remembers driving the train. he remembers going to that area generally. he has absolutely no recollection of the incident or anything unusual. the next thing he recalls is being thrown around coming to finding his bag, getting his cell phone and dialing 911. >> reporter: on cnn the mayor of philadelphia immediately suggested bostian was at fault for running the train at 160 miles per hour in a 50-mile-per-hour zone. >> clearly, it was reckless in terms of driving by the eng fear. there is no way in the world that he should have been going that fast into the curve. >> reporter: but later on in the evening with nbc news the mayor softened his criticism. >> let's try to find out what else is going on with this individual was there some other, you know medical issue,
psychological issue? sleep deprivation? >> reporter: but the ntsb is not drawing any conclusion. the investigators insist they have months of work ahead of them. >> we want to find out what was going on in the cab. we want to find out what was going on in his mind. >> reporter: his facebook page is full of well wishers. meanwhile, more witnesses are describing the terrible scene of the accident tuesday night. >> notify amtrak to shut down the entire northeast corridor. we have a major event here. >> reporter: ryan cane rushed to the scene. >> the train had just derailed. >> reporter: his mind internet video feed was viral. >> there was total chaos. it was surreal. it was straight out of a movie. no movie could capture how this was. >> reporter: a scene of utter destruction that investigators are methodically working through as overnight trains began to slowly remove the train from the
tracks. a live image right now from the news 10 chopper over the scene as they're working this closely. by the way, the ntsb says there was a camera a forward looking camera out the cab's window. >> that would give them a view of what that engineer should have 15 e seen as it was moving down the tracks. lastly the corridor killed a person is e pen on this critical artery here. back to you. >> tom costello thanks, very much. >> we have to dig deeper into this investigation and those questions about the train's engineer and the speed. the ntsb member joins us now live. good morning to you. based on right now what the ntsb has been able collect preliminarily and specifically the issue of the engineer going 106 miles an hour. are you ready to say that excessive speed was a key factor in causing this crash?
>> caller: good morning, savannah. at this point we are trying to collect information. yes, we are very concerned and interested about the fact that the train was going that fast. >> we have learned now on that curve the speed limit was 50 miles an hour just before it on the straight the ntsb says it was 80 miles an hour if he was going 106 miles an hour can you think why he was given a reason for him to be going that fast? >> caller: we certainly want to emphasize, we want to understand what was going on. we want to understand why this train was operating that way. was eight mechanical issue? was it some sort of human issue? that's what we're here to do to figure out what happened so we can understand it to prevent it from happening again. >> has the ntsb set a time to organize an interview? >> caller: we have not reached out. but we will be doing. that it's not uncommon for us to wait a day or so to conhave a
less -- convalesce after an incident like this. >> some people appreciate the courtesy on one hand. he certainly has been through a lot. isn't there a certain urgency to speak with him, especially when memories get dimmer as days go past? >> caller: certainly, you are right, savannah memories do change over time. there is a phenomenal right after a tragic event where you don't remember things so there is sort of that sweet spot. we want to make sure they're ready. we want to make sure that they're ready to do it mentally and physically. we hope to do that in the next day or so. >> that would be our hope. >> our understanding is there were toxicology blood tests conducted on the engineer. at this point would the ntsb be in possession of the results of those? >> caller: you are right, amtrak
is required by federal law to conduct those tests. the results are sent off to a lab. we don't know the results right now. >> that is information we will certainly have. >> there is information we learned that this conductor was able to apply the mortgages brake, that it actually worked to slow the train 4 miles an hour down to 102. obviously it was a fight too l.a. what does it tell you about the condition of the conductor and the condition of the brakes that he was able to apply those brakes? >> caller: you are right. the engineer did apply the brakes. so we want to -- we will be conducting a -- we will be doing a brake test to test the efficacy of the brakes on the train. so everything is on the table. we're just going through very methodically collecting information, doing tests. so today is the second day of the investigation. we think we will get a lot done today. >> finally, as far as the rescue goes there is a report that
this engineer met with the philadelphia police department spoke briefly but did not give them a full statement. he left. does that strike you as unusual? does that trouble you at all? >> caller: no it doesn't trouble us. obviously, he has been getting a lot of scrutiny. his name is all over the media these days. i think if i was involved with anything like that, i would want to seek council as well. we see that oftentimes. so that doesn't trouble us at all. >> i know it's a busy day for you, sir. i appreciate your time. all right. the impact of the tragedy obviously now being felt in communities all across the country. this morning, we are learning more about the victims and also the heroes who stepped up to help. let's go back to natalie for that part of the story. >> reporter: good morning, matt as investigators continue to sift through the wreckage and interview the witnesses and piece together their
investigation, the grieving beginning, though for the families of the victim. the family of justin demzer. >> he was wonderful. he was absolutely wonderful. everybody looked up to my son there is no other thing i can say. >> reporter: his mother her echos a sentiment of many. he was the valedictorian at his high school and played footballt the the academy. >> i can't believe he's gone so quickly, so suddenly so unexpectedly. >> reporter: a father of two, jim his family said jim was more precious to us than we could adequately express. co-workers describe him as the nicest person any of them had met. >> the most poignant thing, remember jim, be kind today. >> reporter: the unthinkable now confirmed for the family of 39-year-old executive rachel
jacob. in their statement. they call rachel a wonderful mother daughter sister wife and friend and said we cannot imagine life without her. also grieving a family of a very vice president at wells fargo and the family of derek griffin, a dean who recently earned his doctoreight. two others are missing, his son made this emotional appeal. >> my name is mark. will you please help me find my dad. >> reporter: as one son pleads for his father. another father and son are hailed as heroes to rush to the scene of the crash pulling survivors from the crash. >> reporter: a father proud of his son act like a pan. >> i thought he was of age he can take care of himself in that moment. he is doing the right thing by helping. >> reporter: and, matt meanwhile, we are learning an update on some of the condition of those who have been injured.
six area hospitals still treating about 47 of the injured as well. matt. >> all right. natalie, you think about it. 200 people taken to those four hospitals. they were overwhelmed for a long time. >> it's sad to hear the stories and learn about the lives of the people who passed away. it's a great thing. meantime, michelle omally is on assignment. good morning. >> yes, there is still no signs of a u.s. marine helicopter reported missing on tuesday while it was delivering aid to earthquake victims in nepal. >> reporter: day three, still no sign of the missing marines or their hughey. military helicopters up once again on a rocket and unforgiving terrain. >> it could be located in an area where the terrain is actually preventing them from broadcasting not reaching it as
well. >> reporter: a u.s. defense missile tells nbc news it had a deacon secured radio and strobes, flares and signal mirrors and a satellite phone. despite it all, no communication with the chopper which abruptly disappeared after delivering relief to a hard hit village. on board, two soldiers and six marines, his family says the captain of wichita, meanwhile, the relief effort is ongoing. take a look around this city you will see it's dotted with tents just like these. three weeks since the first quake, with all of the aftershocks, people are too scared to sleep pence. while others have nothing to go home to. which one is your house? >> this one. >> reporter: and you can't get in there right now? >> yes. >> reporter: you're not getting enough food to produce milk. despite a number of tweets from
the helicopter the state department confirms they have still looking for it. back to you. >> under surveillance video captured frightening moments when a man with a hammer attacked a new york police officer and was then stopped by another officer. it happened wednesday in manhattan. officers spotted a suspect in connection to four different attacks. he began wildly swinging a hammer striking one of the officers three times. her partner fired four times hitting the officer in the arm and torso. the officer was treated for her injuries and released from the hospital. the suspect is in critical condition. the u.s. men's 4 by 100 relay team has been stripped from the medals. wednesday the ioc announced the entire team has been disqualified from the race. if the medals are a reality,
trin bad will take the silver. the bronze will go to france. some spectacular video of one of the biggest names going air boern during practice. he walked away without a scratch. heliocastd hello castroneves, his car thankfully emerged on its own power. incredibly he was back on the track hours later in a back-up car. we will call it a day. >> they're not like us. the captain, he is obviously -- >> i would have been back in a couple hours. but they do a great job of confronting those drivers cables. >> not a scratch. >> thank you very much. >> al roker. >> yes. we got flooding to talk about. it will be soak storm, repeat this weekend unfortunately, this
is just outside of houston. you can see all the flooding that's going on and then we head down to texas, outside of corpus christi and more flooding as well. and the other severe weather we're going to see later this weekend starts out west. our friends in california finally thanks, to this big upper level low will start to see more wet weather, average rain tonight friday into los angeles. it's going to push on in and bring you more importantly mountain snows, some places gettings up to three to six inches of snow up wards of a foot in the upper elevations. look at this los angeles to san diego. we are talking one to three inches of rain. there could be flash flooding as well. you do it for a slight risk of strong storms. in west texas, wet weather into the great lakes. here in the northeast, plenty of sunshine cooler than it should be 10 to 15 degrees cooler. we're going to get
good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. beautiful day ahead bleil yant sunshine. a cool start but we'll warm in the low to mid-70s this afternoon. the wind speeds will be coming down out of the north 5 to 10 miles an hour. those low winds keep the humidity down. look at the temperature, 78 degrees. by late in the day some clouds here comes summerlike weather
for saturday and sunday. cooler, but still a chance of showers monday and tuesday. have a great day. . >> that's your latest weather. likely presidential candidate jeb bush recently evaded questions about his support for the iraq war and his brother's legacy. he was confronted this time by a 19-year-old college student and a democrat. take a listen to what happened. >> is that a question? >> you don't need to be pedantic. my q3 question is -- >> a little testy exchange
there. that's not enough. earlier in the day from a governor who has yet to officially declare he is running for president in 2016 had a slip of the tongue when answering questions about the economy. listen. >> i'm running for president in 2016 and the focus is going to be about how if i run how do you create high sustained economic growth where more people have a chance to earn success. >> cat's out of the bag. >> i'm running for president -- >> oh the campaign trail, yes, he did. >> coming up just how safe are you on passenger trains? why are we seeing so many accidents in recent years and one piece of equipment that could help prevent future crashes. plus do you suffer from it in nomo phobia. we ask questions to find out if you have an unhealthy addiction to your smartphone. tamron. >> good morning, everyone it is
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>> announcer: this is nbc10 breaking news. good morning, i'm vai sikahema. we want to update you on the deadly derailment in philadelphia's port richmond section. crews are trucking damaged railcars from the crash scene in port richmond to delaware where it will be analyzed. today, we could learn amtrak's timetable for rebuilding those tracks that were damaged because of the derailment. and we can also find out the identity of the two final victims who died in the crash. seven lost their lives. of course, you can count on the nbc10 app and nbc10.com for continuing coverage. and the rail derailment is
giving travelers to the run around. >> yeah thousands affected by this not just on amtrak. septa atlantic city rail is impacted. they're honoring amtrak and septa tickets on the new jersey rail buses and river line. and we'll have that for you on nbc10.com. let's get the "first alert" from bill henley. >> hey, vai. that's a live view from center city. sunny skies all day long. it's still chilly outside. 45 in pottstown, doylestown wrightstown is 48. and 50 degrees at northeast philadelphia airport. >> we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. you can always gets latest news and weather at nbc so.com. see new a half hour.
♪ kind of a snappy beat. we are back on a thursday morning. it's the 14th of may, 2015. a little cooler out on the plaza than it's been. we'll get out there in our next half hour. let's get the headlines, the engineer of that derailed train in philadelphia says his client has no memory of the crash. investigators are trying to figure out why that train was going 106 miles per hour moments and seconds before the accident and boston jurors are convicting the fate of dzhokhar tsarnaev.
prosecutors label him a terrorist who needs to die. nfl star tom brady has until this afternoon to appeal that four-game deflategate suspension. his agent already said you can expect that. once it is filed the appeal must be heard within ten day, somehow we missed another headline the new york rangers last night won a thrillner overtime game seven overtime. >> bordering on editorializing i'm going to say. >> ranger nation. >> all right. we're going to remember this during basketball season for my team. we'll start with our top story this half hour the wake of that team in philadelphia has a lot of people asking the question just how safe are we when we board a train? nbc's national correspondent peter alexander is looking into that angle for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning again. this morning, more than 30 million people take amtrak trains this year t. headlines like ones this week are haunting. they raise questions about
infrastructure funding, technology operator awareness. this morning, we are asking how safe are you? in the remains of this amtrak train, an urgent question is the safety of america's rails still on track? while plane crash versus dropped to their lowest levels since the '50s, these days you are six times more likely to be killed in a plane crash than a train crash. last year 1,200 trains jumped the tracks in the u.s. roughly 100 every month. on a passenger train, you put your hands in the safety of the engineer. the man driving the train tuesday night was interviewed by police wednesday. investigators say his train was going twice the speed limit of 50 miles an hour. >> the train was traveling at approximately 106 miles per hour. >> reporter: this train also hit 106 miles an hour when it jumped the rails in spain in 2013. 79 people killed.
speed also to blame in the crash of this new york commuter train that killed four. unlike on airplanes with two pilots in the cockpit the train engineer is often alone, aided sometimes by positive train control or ptc, an electronic system which can take control of the train if it's traveling too fast or runs through a signal. sections of amtrak's heavily traveled corridor from new haven to boston and philadelphia to washington have ptc installed. not on the track where amtrak train went too quickly. technology experts say that could have saved lives. amtrak is supposed to have the entire northeast corridor equipped with ptc by the end of this year. but many lawmakers in washington want that deadline extended by years. savannah this morning, we heard
one solution that may be a lot cheaper from a train expert. he said why not put another engineer up in the cab? that's another conversation to begin today. >> it's an incredibly complex system as i understand it. >> haunting for the families that died. there are steps that can be taken to try to prevent these things. >> on that very railway, that technology exists. not on that corner. >> let's get a check of the weather now from al. well the severe weather we will be looking at this weekend has its origins out west. the storm that will be bringing all that wet weather to california is going to make its way east and energize these systems up into the plains so we're looking at severe weather beginning with today. west texas, this is the smallest outbreak area, a million people at risk. damaging hail winds, late day
and evening storms. we move into tomorrow. we're looking at more severe weather with an enhanced risk up through parts of nebraska a greater chance of tornadoes. on saturday here's where we get really dangerous weather starting to develop from parts of south dakota all the way into oklahoma. including oklahoma city 27 million people of greater risks of tornadoes, this lasts into sunday moving on up into the great lakes and the upper mid-west 29 million people at risk for isolated tornadoes, strong wind gusts and damaging hail. so we will be tracking this all good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. beautiful day ahead brilliant sunshine. a cool start but we'll warm in the low to mid-70s this afternoon. the wind speeds will be coming down out of the north 5 to 10 miles an hour. those northerly winds keep the humidity low today. and the humidity stays low tomorrow. we'll start with sunshine. look at the afternoon
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all right. 7:41. is this you, you freak out when you can't find your phone or the battery runs out, you are shaking? >> a twitch. >> it's most of us. well you could be suffering from an actual condition. "today's" erica hill is live with more on that. >> good morning. most of us get anxious when we leave our phones home by mistake or can't bring them into a meeting. they're all symptoms of a new addiction. it's that instant, stomach sinking palm sweating moment of the anxiety, you don't have your phone. there may not be an app for that. there is a name it's called nomophobia as in no mobile. it's not just our addiction to smartphone but the real fear that takes over when the battery
is dead or you left it at home. some students at walk university say just the thought gives them chills. >> i would feel very naked. i know a lot of people would describe it as feeling faked. >> it's like this feeling of disconnectedness really you are like oh my god, i don't know what's going on in the world. >> reporter: college kids aren't the only one battling the nomo symptoms. at black rock group in virginia the thought of being disconnected is disconcerting. >> if i forget my phone, i would have to go home and get it and notify everyone i don't have my phone on me i wouldn't be able to communicate with people. >> reporter: they developed a questionnaire. how would you answer these statements? i would feel uncomfortable without constant access to information through my smartphone. i would be annoyed if i could not look up information on my phone when i wanted to. being unable to get the news on my smartphone would make me nervous, running out of battery would scare pe.
if i did not have my smartphone with me i would feel anxious, because i could not instantly communicate with family and friends. researchers say this growing no phone phobia should come as no surprise. >> cell phones are becoming a more integral part of our lie. as they become more portable more multi-functional we find more ways to become attached than addictive. >> truth be told broadcast journalists have a hard time breaking free from the small screen. >> you are always feeling you have to be available for everybody. you can't sit and watch the trees. you can't watch people around you. you can't think. >> reporter: researchers say college women use cell phones on average ten hours a day, for college men, it's seven-and-a-half. if these symptoms sound familiar wonder what you can do? researchers suggest you schedule time during the day cell phone-free get used to the idea. turn off all the notifications for your other apps, so you are
fought tempted to constantly check your phone. can you set up cell free zones in your home. i brought one with me i have two. one, just in case. i would feel so -- >> the first step is to admitted you have a problem. >> this is true savannah. >> i get nervous if i don't have a phone to callpy kids or annette or something but the looking up stuff, i can do without. >> getting in touch with me about my kids or losing the pictures on there. >> she has two. >> the thing is, when my phone dies and i lose it that's when i get the anxiety. i found it after a day in the bottom of the toy box. >> your phone? >> how would i find it under big bird? >> that's why you need the apple watch. you ping it. ten times a day. >> all right. erica, thank you for making us feel insecure. >> any time. >> still not sure if you are addicted. head to today.com. take that full quiz. coming up next where the
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. >> oh wrangler is sharing the love this morning. we are back at 7:48 with a headline that definitely caught people off guard this morning. johnny depp is told to get his dogs out of the country of australia or they may be euthanized. kelly, what is this all about? >> reporter: it's crazy, it's been called the war on terrier, johnny depp in australia, the agriculture minister is furious with him, accusing him of smuggling his two yorkshire terriers into the country without permits and avoiding a mandatory ten-day quarantine. when johnny depp stepped off his flight last month, tear dogs were nowhere to be seen but somewhere on board were the couple's yorkshire ter years.
customs officials only found out about them when they showed up at a groomer last weekend. the dog fight has sparked an online petition to save the two dogs and lit up twitter. but the man who plays the legendary pirate jack sparrow still has to obey the laws officials said private plane or not. >> if we start letting movie star even though they have been the sexiest man in life twice to come into our nation why don't we break the rules for everybody. so it's time that pistol and boo get back to the united states. >> reporter: depp hasn't had the best of luck in australia. >> how are your hand? >> i reportedly have two. >> reporter: he reportedly injured his hands last march. his choice now is whisk them out of the country before saturday or have them put down. for now the dogs are quarantined at the mansion where depp is staying t. dogs have to be out by saturday. australia is really tough on
importing pets. it's a country considered rabies free now depp faces fine even jail time if he lied on his customs forms. >> they are serious about it. >> if they have a law, he broke the law the dogs they should leave, not for the whole -- the next step is draconian. he should get them out of the country. >> they shouldn't do the euthanization threat t. only thing is to ask what social media is saying. >> that will make it all right. >> by the way, australia is not the only country. i actually rescued a dog whose family moved to japan. they needed a home for the dog, because it would be quarantined for nearly a year. social media is banding together to come to the rescue of boo and pistol. tweets have been coming in it's #waronterrier. people want to imstraight how they feel about it. australia media, some of them
getting in on this these two anchors held up signs showing save pistol and boo. kendal gilding, a reporter she tweeted out, we're on standby in case johnny depp takes his dog boo and pistol for a walk before they are seized. take a look at this the countdown plot the guardian has one, it's one day, 11 ours until these dogs are euthanized. so a lot to be kid about this. it's a trick back. johnny depp is a celebrity. some see it as preferential treatment. anyone else would have to get their dogs out of there. we are talking on trending what your handshake says to you, we do it every year the great prom dress drama. are these dress appropriate? a lot are students are protesting the big dance. school officials say thumbs down to some of those dresses. >> take thedogs out of the
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>> announcer: nbc10 breaking news. good morning. just before 8:00. it's day two in the investigation of the de deadly train derail mant in the port richmond section. here's what we know. at least two cars off the tracks have been trucked away from the scene. new information new from the lawyer of the amtrak engineer being investigated and officials have positively identified six of the seven victims identified in the crash. let's get a check on traffic with jessica boyington. >> is hey, vai. good morning, everyone. rush hour under way. here on the schuylkill expressway live around montgomery drive where we have a disabled septa bus. and also the trenton line is
suspended for septa this morning if you're coming from the north philadelphia station, trying to head into center city you can take the broad street line to city hall or go to nbc10.com for alternate sites. let's get the "first alert" photographs with a gorgeous day from meteorologist bill henley. >> it's going to be a beautiful day. bright sunshine across the area. a warmup in the 70s this afternoon. a live view at citizen's bank park where right now it's 55 degrees. you'll see sunshine for the afternoon ball game today and sunshine for nbc10's weather education day at the ballpark. by 3:00 72. and we have the results in the poll close to mayor, jim kenney on top with 42%. lynne abramam and anthony williams at 15%.
>> it's 8:00 on "today." coming up here comes the sun. so how does your go--to-sunscreen stack up? we reveal the best sunscreens for the entire family. plus taking on target. a small town mom who called out a big-time retailer accusing the store of copying her design. she is speaking out to us. ♪ and where them girls at? they're right here in studio 1a "pitch perfect stars" brittany snow and hailee seinfeld telling us about hitting the notes in their sequel today, thursday
may 14th, 2015. ♪ >> it is hot out, a shout out! >> we're from walk! ♪ >> we're here from sacramento california celebrating my mom's birthday. >> good morning, kansas city! >> hello, louisiana. i wanted to be here forever! ♪ and welcome back to "today." it is a thursday morning, may 14th 2015. i am throwing it back today. >> all right. give me a hint. that's your throwback thursday song? >> yes. i'm throwing it back to 2014. >> that song is called "happiest man alive" by michelle vantrano.
my baby-sitter who is from trinidad dance to this this is our dance party. >> we need video of this. >> well i don't know if we're video worthy. you should play the song. it's impossible not to smile. what's going on with wrangler? >> he's all right. getting into your throwback thursday song. how about this finish this sentence i wish i had to courage to. this is a movement encouraged by one mom, courage walls like these you are seeing on the plaza. we will meet the woman behind that inspirational campaign. >> thought provoking. first, we begin this half hour with our top story again, the investigation into that strain disaster in philadelphia. the drive is now claiming, according to his lawyer that he has no memory of the moment of impact. natalie is at the scene again for us hey, na t, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, once again as you mentioned the focus, of course in this investigation is on the speed of that tranl. we now know it may
have been traveling at a speed of 106 miles an hour around that curve. >> that is more than twice the speed limit. do we know perhaps why the train crashed. but we do not know why it was going so fast at the time t. conductor identified is 32-year-old brandon pastian bostian. his attorney however, says his client suffered a traumatic head injury and he can't remember what happened before and after that accident. meantime as they continue to piece together the investigation here we are learning more about the seven victims. among them 20-year-old justin zenzer a navy mid-shipman in his second year at the naval academy. he also played to be. he was apparently on his way home. his mother says everyone looked up to justin. also this morning
the family of 39-year-old rachel jacobs is also grieving saying they cannot imagine life without her. she leaves behind a husband and her two-year-old son and so many families heart broken and wanting answers here which hopefully we will have in the days to come. let's go back pence to studio 1a. chanel jones has the rest of the headlines. >> good morning, an unmanned drone is joining the search for the chopper that disappeared tuesday with six marines and two others on board t. drone is using infrared vision to scan for signs of life t. chopper was delivering earthquake supplies when it lost contact. the jury that convicted dzhokhar tsarnaev of murder resumes today to decide whether he deserves death or should receive life in prison without pa rom. his defense attorney
says he deserves a chance at redemption. the georgia school principal made headlines during a ceremony last week has been filed. she accidentally dismissed the audience before the class valedictorian could speak. as people filed out of the room. she asked them to come back and sid, quote, look who is leave, all black people. she later apologya apologized and said the devil was in the room and cable out from her mouth. officials in panama beach florida have voted to ban beach drinking during the month of march. it's a larger crack down on spring break rowdiness, they are considering several measures after there were shootings this year. a passerby noticed a hearst left unattended in the parking lot with the flag draped casket of an army veteran pence. he shot video. then confronted one
driver who he says came out of the store with coffee and donuts. a veteran's group was contacted. their outrage went viral. the funeral home fired the drivers. a michigan woman who had 12 sons no daughters, gave birth to baby boy number 13 on wednesday. as we told you last week they stuck with their tradition of not knowing the baby's gender ahead of time. they said they feel blessed beyond belief to have another healthy child and got right to work on choosing a name. congratulations to them. 13 boys. six minutes after 8:00. can you imagine? >> no! >> that is a baseball team reserved with a full bullpen there. >> chanel thank you. if you are a fan of the simpson, stick around. why the fate of some of your favorite characters may be up in the air this morning. >> plus hitting the great outdoors this weekend, some information you need consumer reports has picked the top
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was a little thin pampas a good grip pampas you have a good grip? >> we do now. >> this is my natural grip. >> you do? okay pampas a good grip. longer life less risk of serious things. >> it makes sense, that will be a predictor pampas it shows like your overall birth pampas i might say pampas i think you are full of you know what. >> meantime vim and vigor pampas it's prom season for no one at this table i hope pampas trending in many community, once again, the battle over the dresses, which ones go too far? they have been profiling one high school in the midst of a dress code crackdown pampas we're going to get into this pampas we will look at some dresses pampas we are going to guess which ones were approved which were rejected pampas okay
pampas dress number one pampas do you think this was approved or rejected? >> i say rejected. >> i a say approved. >> approved. >> rejected. >> the answer is it was approved. >> that was approved? >> yeah. >> there is nothing wrong with it but the back is out. >> as soon as you walk in don't walk backwards. >> dress number two pampas do we think it is approved or rejected? >> on that note i will say approved based on the other one. >> i think it should be approved as well. >> it will be rejected because of the slit. >> i didn't see the slit pampas it's approved. >> can't wait to see what was rejected. >> let's go to picture number three pampas i guess i could give it away pampas let's see picture number three, people pampas. >> yes, that's rejected. >> i wouldn't even wear that on halloween. >> we know you have standards on halloween. >> it's a pretty dress pampas it's not a prom dress.
>> yeah pampas. all right pampas do you believe in curses? one guy who doesn't o'dell beckham, jr., he made that one handed catch, he got a huge honor, making the cover of the maddon nflxvi videogame pampas that is a very big deal pampas but some people believe there is a curse to that cover. they point to a long line of players who ended up getting hurt or having bad seasons after making that cover pampas o'dell says he is not worried pampas so would you have agreed to have your picture on the cover? >> i would have but i'd be terrified. >> i think you have to pampas this was like on the si cover, too? >> sports illustrated. >> take the honor pampas then get a witch doctor. >> exactly pampas now to the oregon mom taking on target pampas remember this story pampas
she says it sells for less has target come calling with a big fat check? we are joined now via skype melissa, good morning to you i guess the first question when you saw is that design that was selling at target did you think, hey, what's going on here? that's my design? >> i was totally shocked when i saw it it was just surreal. >> well now, savannah said it's almost identical it looks identical to me what's the difference? >> it does have a bit of distressing in it but other than that size wise top wise design wise it's almost exactly the same. >> have you heard from target are they going to do anything about this? >> yeah i have heard from target and thankfully they took out all the shirts from their stores
so yay! >> so wait a second instead of cutting you a check, they took their shirts out of the store? >> yeah so that's kind of the latest news that i have is that that's step one they're pulling all the shimplts i heard if you bring the shirt to the counter, they won't sell it to you. >> you wouldn't rather have a check? >> well i mean it actually was a different vendor who made the shirt. they contacted me about that. >> also after being on this show i think you will get plenty of orders you may not need that check. >> i'm not worried about it. really it's more about bringing exposures to moms like me working from home doing a lot more than just taking care of their kids but starting businesses it's pretty amazing. >> good for you. that's great. >> if there is any silver lining somebody thought you had a great design it looks like. >> maybe target will start carrying your stuff. >> that's the next step.
thank you. >> the most sincere form of flattery. >> melissa, thanks, good luck to you. coming up why "simpson" fans are saying don't! a hot new contender for the song of the summer tamron has the pop smart. >> i will not lead this story until you give me a don't. >> don't. >> could we be saying good-bye to mr. burns and the voice behind those characters overnight he tweeted he is quitting the show. reports say it is all because of a contract dispute meanwhile the "simpsons" return for its 27th season this fall factoid of the day, is it the longest running? longest running prime time sit-com in history. >> impress your fans at the coffee machine, what is it called the water cooler? what's that thing? let's get to something i do know fashion. the countdown has kicked off
check out the ladies turning heads on the red carpets first the style queen a jade colored chiffon gown from chuch chi another favorite of ours as a resultian moore, in this black armani very nice you see the feather detailing. check out our favorites as well naomi watts, in ellie saab the long feathered skirt and plunging neckline you have been to cannes. >> cannes is amazing. it really really is great it's a little over the top, but it's like the best people watching on the planet. >> i sense a roadtrip next year producers listen up. in a new special airing this sunday bruce jenner's family joins him to talk about this transition that bruce and his wife chris reveal what kept them
together. >> we had so much in common that it was kind of a match made in heaven heaven. >> 20 years we get a picture of us and all the grandkids. >> we went to races. we played golf we went snow skiing i mean there with wasn't anything we didn't do and we could not keep our hand off each other. >> the romantic kiss for my beautiful pregnant wife on our property. >> i love those times chris is a really good woman i love her to death and the love and acceptance i have gotten from chris is absolutely overwhelming. >> well the full keeping up with the kardashians special airs this sunday and monday night at 9:00. that is on our sister network e. sclnl it look -- e! let's put in britney spears and
ziggy azalea ♪ >> okay so there you havet it get your crimping irons out most songs of the summer out by april as we told you britney and iggy are making a strong case with pretty girls, some honest reaction let it slip. >> like it or not? >> the song of the summer? >> it's a nice hit. probably not. >> we'll see. >> let us know your thoughts. >> the songs of summers 15 years ago, getting ready for the biotic ride. >> a good play list. >> i would put that on. >> let us know what you think so far of the songs of the summer the contenders. >> was it "happy" last summer. >> "happy," "blurred lines." >> thank you very much coming up is your sunscreen providing the best protection? well consumer reports wants you
to know this morning first, al, a check of the weather. >> you bet. everybody forgot about bang bang. >> winter/fall. >> no summer, too, yes, oh my gosh yes. st. louis right now, they are not seeing too much summer right now it's wet it's going to be cool over the next several days afternoon temperatures well, we are looking at temperatures in the 70s as you get into the central part of the country 90 down to florida 60s, cooler than usual, out in california on into the pacific northwest where it's going to be wet, some mountain snows as well in the sierra a slight risk of storms west texas wet weather from the great lakes into northern arkansas beautiful weather along the eastern seaboard cooler than average good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. beautiful day ahead brilliant sunshine. a cool start but we'll warm in the low to mid-70s this afternoon. the wind speeds will be coming down out of the north 5 to 10 miles an hour. those northerly winds keep the humidity low today.
and the humidity stays low tomorrow. we'll start with sunshine. look at the afternoon temperatures, 78 degrees. by late in the day some clouds here comes summerlike weather for saturday and sunday. with a chance of showers and thunderstorms but cooler chance of showers monday and tuesday. have a great day. >> that's last summer. can you name the song of the summer? >> last summer's song. >> oh i thought you were saying -- >> no this summer. >> matt. >> we'll figure it out when it comes to protection from the sun is your standby sunscreen doing the trick? 3.6 million skin cancer cases will be diagnosed this year alone, 90% of what you consider skin aging may be due to sun exposure dermatologists recommend a spf 30 or higher to block 97% of the sun's rays with more than 1,000
on the market which do you know which one to grab? they have been ranked. the deputy editor of health and food trisha, good morning nice to have you here before we get to them though give me the refresher koumplts what does spf tell me? >> spf is a measure of the level of protection against the sun's uvb rapes that contribute to skin cancer. >> so a 30 spf protects me for how long? >> about 30 times as long as you would normally burn in the sun so few burn in 20 minutes it's 30 times 20 about 60 hours. >> this one scored a perfect 100. you love this product what is it why do you like it? >> it's laroche sunscreen milk la roche portfolio posay it really did perform very well
in our rigorous tests, the top scorer. >> 100. there are a lot of others in the 90s tell me about the high finish finishers. >> we have a location more like a moose vichy. spf-50 coppertone water baby spf-50 it consistently has done well in our tests over the years this is equate wal-mart's brand this is our bargain. >> by the way, equate did well in a lot of categories. you mention bargain, that brings up a very important point it doesn't have to be more expensive to be effective? >> this one is 56 cents an ounce you can't do better than that. >> let's talk about sprays. they're a little controversial especially when it comes to whirn. >> yes. >> why? >> you run the risk of inhalation consumer reports doesn't edmonton using space on children unless you spray it into your hand and rub it on the child no one not even adults should spray their face. you should always rub it.
>> having said that what do you like? >> there is banana boat continuous spray and this did well this is a loreal this left skin soft which is also important. >> real quickly. got time for this last category we talk about applying sunscreen, people use too little too much what's right? >> two-thirds of a shot glassful is what you should use for your entire body. you want to break it down. if you are in shorts not in a bathing spoon tea spon per one leg, teaspoon for another leg, for the other arm. >> have a nice summer. thanks for the information. >> you, too. >> let's go down to savannah. >> thank you so much. coming up next me me me we have thing a pella girls of bella here "pitch
>> announcer: nbc10 breaking news. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. the breaks news we're following for you right now, crews are trucking damaged railcars from the crash scene in port richmond. the cars are headed for analysis today we could learn the amtrak timetable for rebuilding the tracks we could also learn the identities of the final two victims who died. seven people lost their lives. train was heading north when it reached frankford junction. and there was a bend in the track and the train ran off the tracks compup count on nbc10, nbc10 news app and nbc had 10.com to get you yip dated.
let's get to the updates to mass transit. >> and let's go to i 95 where we're getting almost to 50 minutes from the vine street expressway. slow going there. a trak still suspended from philadelphia and new york. washington and philly harrisburg and philly, and boston. market/frankford is making all stops to accommodate passengers. and check nbc10.com for updates. let's get you updated on the "first alert" forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> tracy, nice warmup out there the day today. and 55 in philadelphia 70s this afternoon. >> i'm tracy davidson. we'll have another local youp date in 25 minutes. thanks for watching.
hi matt good luck congratulationles, will you do great. >> when you make it to the finish line i will lower the zipper all way. >> matt, congratulations, i certainly hope you bought a gel seat. it's a long ride keep on pedaling. >> get ready! >> it's your friend brandy i want to say congratulations on your long journey, keep on pedaling
you can do it. >> all right. >> all your friends are saying good luck on your bike ride. >> sunday morning, 227 miles to new york city. hopefully, all things going well i will arrive live in the plaza, thursday morning, which is red nose day. >> the tour dered nose. >> tour to red tush. all to raise money to lift kids out of poverty. >> that is the serious message we love it if you contribute head to today.com or you can text today to 80077. >> that will help you do fate $ten bucks now. >> you can do nate more and catch the red nose day special may 21st 8:00/7:00 central on abc. what you need besides that gel seat matt is a bicycle for two you and wrangler have become quite the item i have proof of it not only do you two share your
little bond every morning you are posing together you are cover boys on the cover of "usa today" magazine. >> yep. we are appearing in the catskills next week. cool. >> it is true wrangler loves you best. but that is because you have kibble in your pockets at all time. >> at all times! >> look at this busted! >> we are on to you. >> good boy! yes such a good dog he is good bye come here. >> he is food motivated as saxon says. so smart. >> so am i. >> oh you know what coming up two of the stars of "pitch perfect" are with us brittany snow and hailee seinfeld. >> first, i love your hat. let's get to the weather. >> we are looking at the weekend ahead, take a look. friday we have strong storms working out we are looking at more showers and thunderstorms making their
way tomorrow as we move on into saturday the strong storms stretching into the dakotas, into texas, wet weather through the ohio river valley sunday sunday! you are looking for that strong storm to make its way all the way up into the upper great lakes wet weather back into texas we are also expecting to see sunshine cooler conditions through the w good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. beautiful day ahead brilliant sunshine. a cool start but we'll warm in the low to mid-70s this afternoon. the wind speeds will be coming down out of the north 5 to 10 miles an hour. those northerly winds keep the humidity low today. and the humidity stays low tomorrow. we'll start with sunshine. look at the afternoon temperatures, 78 degrees. by late in the day some clouds here comes summerlike weather for saturday and sunday. with a chance of showers and thunderstorms but cooler, chance of showers monday and tuesday. have a great day. . >> that's your latest weather. >> how would you finish this
sentence? i wish i had to courage to -- the community project started in alexandria virginia last week it has quickly spread nancy belmont is the woman behind it nancy, good morning i love this what was your inspiration? >> you know i have been working on my own courage for years and i had a leadership assessment where my own courage authenticity is lacking. i'm a leadership coach i tell people to live big all the time so i had to start walking the talk. >> you want people to put their fears aside, some of the things people are writing are wonderful. be true to 3450i68 line dance! what are some of the most poignant things you have seen on the boards? >> there was a little boy that wrote i wish i had the courage to not be a bully. >> wow! >> there was a woman that wished she had the courage to check into a shelter we had a tweet we have been talking about adopting a child for a long time this made us take the first
step. >> some of the others would rather kill spiders, maybe a phobia. speak up about abuse. move to africa it's wonderful do you find people are doing more than writing about these things? are they taking the next step and acting on it? >> they r. that's what's so cool about the project when you make a declaration, there is power in it it plants a seed pence you when you write it and share it with the community and you can't hold it in anymore. >> a couple others the courage to live out of my -- what does that say? >> live out my purpose. >> the courage to beat my cancer. the courage to be an advocate like i said nancy, i love this project i wish you'd keep these boards on our plaza always. that unk so much. >> thank you. >> and good luck to you. >> up next brittany snow and hailee seinfeld on hitting all the right notes in "pitch perfect 2." but first this is "today" on nbc
>> we are back at 6:8:38. we have two more bellas brittany snow is returning, hailee seinfeld plays emily, an incoming freshman hoping to make it into the group take a look. >> my mom was a bella. >> your mother is kathryn junk? >> who? >> only the top of the 1981 bellas she has a five octa vocal range. >> still does. you do not want to hear that woman doing it with my dad. >> what an odd thing to say. >> britney and hailee, good morning. it's good to see you guys. hailee you are the new girl in this movie. >> i know. >> was that intimidating. you walk in you're a fan of the movie it's the sequel? >> it was pretty intimidating
but i think more exciting and a little surreal because i was such a good fan of the movie that being a part of this was awesome. >> do i collect autograph, play it cool? >> britney you play chloe who is a 7th year senior. >> yes. >> i have to say, you gave me one of my favorite quotes you said she's gotten exponentially dumber and dumber. >> and yeah i was very it was fun to play. she is so passionate about singing in the bellas she did not want to give it up. >> i love she's a seventh year senior. she's on the right track there. >> stay in school guy, forever. >> she has taken that speed school message to conclusion. one of the reasons this works is there is there amazing chemistry amanage all you ladies. what was it loo tobacco step into that hailee? >> i mean again, it was amazing, i think for me i was stepping into this world that was already established!
i was a little late to the rehearsal process, too everyone was just so supportive and empowering it was really great to be a part of a great group like that. >> let's talk about the rehearsals you guys take the dance routines the choreography the singing it goes to the next level i hear there was a boot camp you had to do dances all that kind of thing, how was that? there was a twerking incident for you, brittany. >> i didn't injure my back due to twerking. when people see it there is a lot of crazy dancing, we hula hoop twerk it got cut out, thankfully yeah we lad to take it to the next level it's pretty hard. >> all right. you guys like pretty good dancers naturally or was this a stretch? >> i think we are all fairly good. we had an incredible team it really made us look like we are good naturally. >> all right. as i said there is great
chemistry among all you gal so i will do a little game of how well you know each other so you can answer for yourselves or say rebel and anna these questions who is the best at this? who is the best shower singer one of you two or rebel or anna? >> oh well, it's like yeah are you ready? >> go anna two votes for anna. >> who purses the most? >> oh i was going to say hannah myself. i met her yesterday who is most likely to text new all emojis? >> you can vote for yourself oh yes, i got two of amy's i had a feeling about you who has the best moves, best dancer. >> best dance move oh man. >> i got to vote for rebel. >> oh shoot, i don't know. >> all right we'll take it offline. thank you for playing how well do you know your co-star great to see you, good luck with the movie "pitch perfect 2"
back now, an 8-year-old boy taking the jazz scene by storm. lester holt caught up with this young man. good morning. >> good morning. i am a self-taught bass player. like me joey alexander is completely self-taught. unlike me this guy is on the way to becoming one of the great jazzpy pianists of our time. take a look. >> an artist like joey comes around maybe once in a lifetime. he's playing jazz music with the depth and soul that i don't think any of us have ever seen
before. >> when i was in my mother's womb i would listen to jazz. for me jazz is about freedom to express yourselves. jazz makes me feel happy, joyful and thankful. when you hear wind you use sound, trees, it's also like music. music is like nothing pence darkness in your soul. nice. >> hello, joey. >> hi. so nice to meet you. >> i'm looking forward to playing with you. >> i love playing with other people you know even you just met. you can just jam with them. >> you play i'll catch in. ♪ ♪ >> even if you are from other
countries but in jazz you are one. if you are playing jazz it's still the same language. of course there was a song by felonious monk. >> you played felonious monk at 6. >> yeah. da da da da baba. ♪ ♪ >> awesome, man. you heard that tune? and then when you started playing, did the music just come to you? >> yeah. >> joey alexander. ♪ >> what's it like being in front of the crowd? >> so happy and maybe a little bit nervous. i want to make the audience feel good when i play. >> you've had a pretty amazing life for 11-years-old. >> i know. >> what do you want next?
>> for me i just want to keep playing. >> only jazz? >> well yeah, i mean, jazz is my music. ♪ >> that was wonderful. >> thank you. [ cheers ] >> what a pleasure. >> oh lester. my kids are so grounded. they are so grounded. joey alexander is here. hi joey how are you? >> good. >> you called that little piece at the music there lester's blues, right? is that because he couldn't hang with you? what did you think of his bass playing? >> it was wonderful. >> by the way, he looks at me. i know you don't like the term jazz prodigy, do you? >> i mean i just like to be as myself as a jazz musician. i mean i know many people call me a prodigy.
i mean okay i thank you but i still want to be called a jazz musician. >> i hear you. >> joey, do you have other hob hobbies that more 11-year-olds are into or is it all about the music? >> i like all kind of things watching movies playing toys. >> just like other 11-year-olds. >> exactly right. joey as you can see with us now is accompanied by sammy miller on drums and russell hall on the bass. joey why don't you take it away? guys. go ahead. ♪ # [ music playing ]
more of our special series we call "lost and hungry," those popular british sorted food tamron is in the orange room stop on their american venture. >> mike ben, jerry, are stars with more than a million subscribers, we're following their search for the country's best foods, sorted started in l.a. tasting tacos and roadtriped up to san fran. soon they will his austin and new orleans and al and shan ill catching up with them. now it's all about that san fran clam chowder. >> we are invited to san fran san francisco, you voted the number one food we have to try here is clam chowder. let's see how much of it we can eat. >> chowder. >> what do you think? >> i don't know if this is good or not. >> this one is rich and creamy. it's got bacon in it.
big chunks of clam. >> this is not what i would consider chowder. i would consider chowder that color. but if you are in manhattan, they consider it red. i don't know what chowder is. >> chouder is a soup and potato. i don't know irish chowder as not specifically clam. >> i associated outside d chowder with new england. i think it's here because of the clams. yet again, it was clear our knowledge was limited. so we headed out to find the answers. the first stop was the fog harbor fish house to meet bob. >> it's a san francisco staples, when you walk around fisherman's wharf on a nice cold day, there is nothing than thick chowder to warm up your bones. >> it's a close second here we put the two together. >> the sour dough intraed famous
to san francisco, there is special yeast in the air. most say the sour dough bread outside of san francisco doesn't taste anything like the sour dough bread made in san francisco. >> next stop. >> welcome. >> what would you say the definition of a great clam chowder? >> to me it's using a fresh ingredients. it has the kreechlt you have to have bacon. -- it has the cream. you have to have vegetables and potatoes and clams. what has caught on with a lot of our customers, they like to accompany it with our grilled cheese sandwich. this is something we did in the beginning to satisfy non-oyster users. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> the sorted guys will be here next week cooking one of the foods they've tasted so far, it's narrowed down to burgers, tacos and chowder.
you can get in on it. use the #lost and hungry. >> burgers, tacos, chowder, lard to choose. when you hear the word geography, maybe you think of state capitals for 54 students who competed the questions will be a little more complicated. >> if completed the proposed england dam would become the world's largest hydropower plant. this dam would be built near inga falls on which african river? what's your answer? >> congo. >> the correct answer is the congo river, which means, karan is our champion. >> and karan an 8th greater from edison new jersey is with us. good morning. congratulations. >> thank you. >> how does it feel to be a champion? >> i feel like i'm on top of the world but the top of the world is actually the north pole. >> not quite there. if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
you were 2nd if new jersey last year. >> yes. >> so you didn't get to go to the big finals. what did you do differently this year? >> i decided to focus more on my topics and i would also like learn more and study for more hours every day. >> there was an interesting moment in the bee this year because you gave an answer initially the judge said it was wrong. you challenged and you won that chal nbc10 breaking news. we begin with our continuing coverage of the amtrak train derailment in port richmond. that killed seven people. we get a good look at the scene as crews loaded the trains on to trucks. and today we could learn a
timetable from amtrak rebuilding the track and the positive identities two of victims, the last two victims who lost their lives in the crash. investigators with the national transportation safety board will speak with the engineer today and hope to talk to him and make updates later this afternoon. you can count on the nbc10 news app and nbc10.com. for updates and the impact on trail travel here in the region. now, let's update you on the forecast with "first alert" meteorologist bill henley. >> tracy, it's the temperatures moving up after a cool start in the 40s and 50s. heading to the 70s for the afternoon. look at this gorgeous view. that's from the comcast center. and temperatures up to 58 at philadelphia international. 59 now at northeast philadelphia airport while roxborough is in the low 50s at 53 degrees. stand by for a nice sunny day
with readings in the low 70s at 3:00 this afternoon. 14-year-old jamie silvonek and caleb barnes have a preliminary hearing. the two are accused of killing jamie mother in march. we'll have another local update in 25 minutes. you were always get updates with the news and weather with the nbc10 news app. it's a free download. now back to the "today" show. thanks for watching. i'm tracy davidson.
this morning on "today's take," the "blacklist" uncovered, al goes behind the scene of the secret show. a new whale weighing in at over 120 pounds and mathieu modine on acting and the after life. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ >> welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, it's may the 14th, 2015. i'm willie with natalie and al.
natalie is down in philadelphia looking into the investigation of the derailment. what's the latest there? >> reporter: hey, guys. good morning. really the focus of the examination as we have been reporting all morning long is on the speed of that train. we now know it was traveling around 106 miles per hour around the curve. >> that is more than twice the legal speed limits for that curve. up to that point, it is an 80-mile-per-hour zone. but in that curve, it's going 106 miles per hour. we do know that the engineer at the time applied his brakes and was able to bring the speed down to 102 miles per hour still, clearly, that was too little too late. and the focus also very much on the engineer identified as 32-year-old brandon pastian. now -- bostian. he has turned over his cell phone and gave blood sample for toxicology tests, but the question is now, what does he
really remember? his attorney is saying he doesn't remember what happened right before the accident and right after. here's what he had to say to abc news. >> he remembers driving the train. he remembers going to that area generally. he has absolutely no recollection of the incident or anything unusual. the next thing he recalls is being thrown around coming to finding his bag, getting his cell phone and dialing 11. >> reporter: so obviously, investigators are focusing a lot of their attention on what he was doing at the time that he was at the controls and certainly as they piece together all of those elements we will learn more perhaps the next couple of hours the next couple of days. meanwhile, a lot of people here grieving the loss they have sufferedful seven people lost their lives. we know the identities of five of those, including justin zenzer from new york. he was a navy mid-shipman in his
2nd year at the u.s. naval academy, played for the football team. many of his colleagues are mourning his loss and his parents saying he was the kid that everybody looked up to. 39-year-old rachel jacobs a ceo for a tech company. a mother of a two-year-old boy as well. jim gaines a 48-year-old who workled for the associated press and father of two, abi gilani who worked for wells fargo as an executive there. derrick griffith. also another tragic loss. so so many lives lost and still so many answers and questions here as to what happens. but i'm sure within the next couple of hours and days they're really working hard at piecing 2008 what's happened. as you know guys they have the black boxes and the forward facing video from the train. so with those pieces they are able to put together what happened here in the moments leading up to this tragic
accident. >> investigators will find out what happened in the meantime your heart just breaks for those families. >> what's even worse is that there is that technology the positive train control, that is on parts of that route. natalie, correct me if i'm wrong. >> right. >> not on that part which would automatically take over if it goes too fast or blows through the signal. >> that probably would have averted this. >> experts say there should be co-engineers. a couple people are saying that would help if the engineer is distracted. so in addition to technology there is a question of likely the co-pilot in flight should there be someone else? so there are lot of things people are looking at. to natalie's point and your point as well, it's about these families their grief, their great loss. >> natalie, thanks, so much we appreciate it. >> thanks, natalie. so in the orange room this morning, talking about the story that's trending it is trending world wide because any time you talk about pets and a pet being
harmed i think rightfully so people get up in arms. this is a complicated one involving actor johnny depp. the australian government is threatening to euthanize johnny depp's dogs boo and pistol are their names. johnny depp is filming "pirates of the caribbean" in australia. he brought his dog noose the country. australia is one of many countries, most that don't allow you to bring in dorks cats you have to quarantine them. some times it's long. >> in australia it's ten days. >> others done allow them to come in. customs officials are giving johnny depp until saturday to get his dog out of australia or face the consequence, which is that the dogs will be euthanized. so the australian agriculture minister spoke about i. here's what he said regarding johnny depp. >> if we start letting movie
stars, even though they have been the sexiest man alive twice, to come into your nation why don't we break the laws for everybody. so it's time that pistol and boo better get back off to the united states. >> here's a deal. there is an online petition. people were using the hashtag, i'm going to be honest. i don't like it war on terrier. >> it's too flip. >> too flip. in my opinion obviously. here's the deem johnny depp has a choice here johnny depp has a private plane to get his dogs out of there. we're waiting to hear what he says. certainly, we hope this doesn't turn into a standoff over these dogs but that's the law. so if anyone the minister's point was, it doesn't matter whether you are johnny depp him or john doe if you bring your pet in this is the consequence you face. >> is there anything he can do now they're in australia, can he quarantine them or get them out?
>> they don't want to appear they are giving preferential treatment. my family adopted a dog from japan. it it would have been quarantined six months. they said they couldn't do it to her. they give it i up for adoption. this is a health risk. australias is rabies free. they are worried about rabies being introduced. >> plus he may face legal charges because he lied if he lied on his customs form. you know we're big johnny depp fans. >> it's a fan of his, i said, is listen we talk about celebrities getting preferential treelts. >> put boo and pistol on the jet. >> i don't know if it would have been the same if he had brought in a goldfish. but. >> the king of the segue. >> there is a study out that says we have become so obsessed with our portable devices that we now have attention spans
shorter than a goldfish. >> goldfish have attention spans? >> they do especially with other goldfish. in 2000 our average attention span went are you paying attention? >> what? >> was 12 seconds. okay. we have now dropped to 8. >> what does that mean? >> goldfish have an attention span of 9 seconds. >> i don't believe that. who says that? >> who says that? >> how would you know? >> you watch them. put something in front of them a fish hook or something, see what they do. under the sea ♪ under the sea ♪ >> so they're say tack we can't. so attention span means lock eyed? what does that mean? >> how many times have you been in a meeting within ten seconds, they're on their phone checking something. >> always. >> that's a lack of attention. >> it spreads. if one person gets on the phone, everybody does. >> how about if people process that as the ability to
multitask? >> you no not paying attention, end of story. >> right here. right here. >> i'm in there. >> i want you to pay attention to this next video. >> oh. >> we have not ver fwied this at nbc news. >> why? >> because we haven't. but we love the video. >> go with it. >> check out my favorite super villain parrot. >> ha, ha, ha. a ha, ha, ha. a ha, ha, ha. 45 ha, ha, ha! a ha, ha, ha ha ha. >> i love it. >> that's real. who thinks it's not real? >> i don't know that we just haven't ferifiedverified it. >> so nbc news has not verified this video. >> no we haven't. >> someone gave you that statement? >> exactly. you know why he's laughing he just ate three goldfish. a ha, ha, ha ha. a ha, ha, ha ha.
then he's going over yorkshire terriers. >> what? >> a ha ha ha ha ha. >> i wish my attention span kicked in before the joke. >> anyway we got a big storm system. it's a joke. he didn't eat goldfish. you know that. he did eat goldfish. it was the little crackers. they're fantastic. the little orange crackers. the snack that laughs back. i love it. anyway we are looking at wet weather making its wait into california. finally getting some rain and snow that they need. big upper level low and this thing is going to have impacts across the country. not just l.a. and southern california getting one-to-two inches of snow upwards of a foot or more in sierra. this is coming across the country. it will energize storms. today we got severe weather in eastern, western texas. a million people at risk late in the day. damaging winds and hail. however, we get into friday. we got a must have been wider area from texas into nebraska.
5 million people at risk. central nebraska toebl of tornadoes, saturday look at this side with swath of damaging winds, lightning, tornadoes, 27 million of us at risk from dakota all the way to the texas-oklahoma border. then on sunday slowly moving to the east. we got the great lakes involved now all the way down no arkansas. almost 30 million people under the risk of wind gusts, hail possible tornadoes. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. beautiful day ahead brilliant sunshine. a cool start but we'll warm in the low to mid-70s this afternoon. the wind speeds will be coming down out of the north 5 to 10 miles an hour. those northerly winds keep the humidity low today. and the humidity stays low tomorrow. we'll start with sunshine. look at the afternoon temperatures, 78 degrees. by late in the day some clouds and then here comes summerlike weather for saturday and sunday. with a chance of showers and thunderstorms but cooler, chance
of showers monday and tuesday. have a great day. 6r7b8g9sz that is your latest weather and nbc news has verified willie and his dad out in paperback "good talk dad" next tuesday. in honor of this we would love for you to tweet and facebook us your funniest or most memorable conversations with your dad using the #goodtalkdad. we'll share the best next week. >> when is father's day coming up? >> not until june i would add most awkward conversation. >> with dad. >> hashtag it up. all right, up next will we ever discover red secrets? al goes in search of the truth progressive insurance here and i'm a box who thrives on the unexpected. ha-ha! shall we dine? [ chuckle ] you wouldn't expect an insurance company to show you their rates and their competitors' rates but that's precisely what we do. going up! nope, coming down.
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tonight. so what did you find out? >> before they put the restraining order in on me i got a chance to catch up when the show starts. i started out asking jay spader what he thought of red, his character and the original wanted man, himself, raymond "red" redington. >> you infected the senator. now they will come for you. you need to get out of there now! >> life and the loss of it is a very big cost and, therefore the value. >> you think that's why the viewer is drawn to r.e.d.ington? >> i think it's a part of it. he also is into is to old ladies and only kills bad guys. what's not to like? >> the baby has clolic and was fussy at night. >> he must be exhausted. >> you have no idea. >> you'd be surprised. >> there are these moments of great intensity followed by a moment of lightness. >> yes, that's what makes the
show interesting to continued to do. >> a few days ago, i offered to crown you king and now here you sit. well the road not taken. >> what was it like having andrew mccarthy direct three episodes? >> very fun. i hasn't 18 andrew in many years. >> i think it would be wonderful to have the team back at it. >> he is very good at it. he and i are good friends. i was happy to have him. >> ryan ryan ryan what's going on with you and liz? i think i got it all fixed out, now you are arguing with love are you in love-hate. what is going on? >> we're a couple folks dating in the rain. >> here you are standing in the rain like a wet puppy. there is tom. what the heck is going on? >> there is just an irresistible magnetic pull between tom and liz that i think we just have
to -- ha ha we have to give into every so often. i'm sorry, al. you don't like it? >> i just can't get past the killing each other part. >> there was some kind of ambush. i sent my people right into it. >> and a good thing you did. >> what would you tell liz king if you knew about tom, what would you tell her to do? >> you are asking me harry lennix if i knew what was going on? i would say dump tom immediately, get on match.com whatever and find a guy. >> you have been on our show. >> yes. >> a number of times. you cohasseted. >> mm-hmm. >> i think it's spooim time for a reciprocal deal. i am due a cameo on the "blacklist." >> a big part of season three will involve a new blacklister who may or may not be paid by an anchor in my vicinity. >> you have an evil plot about weather controlling the environment?
>> yes, yes, exactly a. sort of global warming. he's controlling it. he's the puppet master. it's a plim political kind of all about the. >> the weather master. >> the weather master. >> i like that. >> the weather master. >> that's right. >> good. >> it will be interesting, there are so many great actors harry lennix. this is the longest running job he's had continuously in his 30 year career. >> that's incredible. >> they had amazing guest stars. the finale of the "blacklist" coming up tonight 9:00/8:00 central. >> are you getting a cameo? >> i don't know. we'll see. i met the producer. >> i need something more. he didn't write it. >> crazy. we should start a hashtag campaign. al on "blacklist." start now, tweet. up next our first look at a 126-pound bouncing baby girl. yes, indeed the new addition to the georgia
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biggest names went airborne during practice. he walked away without a scratch. cast ro neves spun out and hit the wall. that sent his car flying. eventually his car came to rest right side up. incred blirks he was okay and back on the track hours later. wow. let's get a check of the weather from al. i said it earlier this morning i would call it a day. >> to me that would be time for a career change. thanks so much. let's look ahead to your weekend. enhanced risk through the central plains wet weather out to the west. beautiful weather along the east coast, great lakes, down into the gulf coast. for saturday we got an enhanced risk from oklahoma into the dakotas. we are watching that for dangerous weather. sunshine on the east and west coast, showers in the mid-atlantic states. sunday sunday! a slight risk from the great lakes down into central arkansas. beautiful out west.
the east coast looking spectacular. temperatures in the '80s and 90s down to the good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. beautiful day ahead brilliant sunshine. a cool start but we'll warm in the low to mid-70s this afternoon. the wind speeds will be coming down out of the north 5 to 10 miles an hour. those northerly winds keep the humidity low today. and the humidity stays low tomorrow. we'll start with sunshine. look at the afternoon temperatures, 78 degrees. by late in the day some clouds and then here comes summerlike weather for saturday and sunday. with a chance of showers and thunderstorms but cooler, but still a chance of showers monday and tuesday. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you al. producer writer director matthew modine can do it all. he is a private in the "full metal jacket" to his role peter foley lie in "the dark knight
rises." he played a terminally ill billionaire with a strange last request. >> i'd like you to find real proof of what happens after we die. if you can do that i'm prepared to offer you complete control of my estate when i'm gone roughly $10 billion for your medics or whatever you choose. >> are you serious? >> as terminal cancer. i honestly don't care if you find proof of nothing at all and all these stories of near death experiences are that stories, or that there is something else? i just want to know. >> matthew modine good morning, sir. >> good morning. >> you were at game steven of the rangers and caps last night? >> yeah incredible. >> congratulations to everybody on the ranger's team everybody in madison square garden. i'm getting my voice back. i was screaming my head off. it is heart attack in game seven overtime of the hockey game.
nothing better. i think it's the hardest trophy to win in professional sports. yeah. >> you made it here to see us? that night? >> celebrating! >> let's get to the show. because it asks some really deep profound cool questions, including and namely is there an after life? explain the back story a little bit. >> well i can't answer that question. i think only by dying you'll know. >> there is that. >> i won't be able tell anybody. but it is just a great mystery of life isn't it? what happens when we die? so i have been touring. he has all this money, these resource he wants to know if you can scientifically prove what this is she prepared to give you all his money. >> i love this. it got such a great cast including dig van dyke who you got to take part in this by tweet something. >> dig van dyke was why my
exmovie at the tribeca film festival. we didn't have success reaching through to the agents so he said what about twitter? and so i tweeted dig van dyke. i said i'd really love to work with you. he tweeted back i'm not doing anything right now. what have you got? i think he's called the bare foot prince of malibu. i drove out to meet dig van dyke and his lovely wife. we had lunch together. he said, sure. my son, all he wanted him to do was dance in the film. dig van dyke he couldn't get him to stop dancing. he's just the most energetic man i may have ever met in my life. >> the way to reach dig van dyke twitter. we're on to something. the film you signed your wife it's a family affair. >> my daughter. my daughter ruby is a singer and actor. she's making a film in central park called "central park" a horror movie. >> you rolled that off.
>> she sings the closing credit song "jingle bell rock" in the film. >> on the tnt show do i have this story right. you get a phone call from your agent at 10:00, script coming your way. you have to finish it by noon and they want a decision if you will take the part by 2:00. >> we have to get you on the plane tomorrow we have to get the film permit. it was filming in vancouver. i don't think that's ever happened to me in my life somebody made me make a decision in evening e several hours. >> how did you find the will to go with it? >> well i wasn't doing anything. >> you and dig van dyke. >> something going on. >> he was watching sports center. >> i was at the rangers. >> so good to see you. congratulations on this show. it's called "proof." >> getting pulled back into the
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sopranos so we'll say big large cast. >> vincent pastor and david proval are together in a mafia named "a queen for a day." welcome, guys i think the title "queen for a day" i don't think a play about the mob. >> oh yeah it's about the mob, very much so. it's a legal term. there is such a thing as a proffer agreement. it's an agreement signed by witness protect, potential witness probability program, guys. and the catch phrase for the lawyers is you will now become queen for a day, whatever you say that day can't be held against you. and it's the government's agreement. >> to see if you are good if you have to be a rat? >> so in the play david, you give up vinnie's character, right? >> i don't want to give that up no. >> it's a plate filled with twists and turns. >> he's your captain, i'm the
boss. >> so you guys have the big boss. >> i'm the big boss. >> you get other people taken care of. so you haven't worked together since the sopranos. what is it like if they get back together? >> delicious. i like getting back together. i'm thrilled. it's a blessing. it's a gift to be on stage with you. it is. it is. he's amazing on stage. >> a lot of the guy, vincent, are coming back? >> we have big support. opening night we had steven and maury van zant steven james. >> tommy james. >> tony came the other night. we're getting, it's every night people are showing umm. al hasn't come yet. >> i'm coming. >> people come in. >> will you? >> i'm coming. >> friars. and also this is not the first time you have been on a show. >> with you. >> with me. >> celebrities. >> celebrities, family feud. >> i brought my ex-wife.
>> take a look. >> okay. >> two winning family the gifford family and the pastore family. all right. we surveyed 100 people. top five answers were on the board. name something you hate to see fall on the floor during an operation. kathie lee. >> the knife. the scalpel. >> the puddy thing. show us scalpel. >> all right. >> she won. >> she did. they did. >> kathy low. >> these e she's talking to me. you don't want to go up against here in a knife fight. >> the one i want to stalk about is michael staliguano wallace. >> kathy gifford. >> she is fine. regis, everybody. michael a new playwrite on the scene, an amazing bring awrite.
i did a movie. he wrote this play. this guy is gifted. he will be a new playwrite on the scene. that's my calling. >> david, vincent, the play obviously, "fooen queen for a day." >> can i plug my band real quick? i got a play "gangster squad." >> who is going to say no to big large cat? from mad max reboot to the "mad men" series finale bes
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okay. so i know you are already thinking ability the weekend. right now we want to give you a jump start. >> here with the low down editor-in-chief. >> jack rico. >> al's favorite name. good morning. let's start off with movies. i cannot wait to see the new "mad max." i'm waiting for this. >> this is arguably the best action film of 2015. >> wow! >> tom hardy, a remake of the classic '79 film with mel gibson. it returns george miller as a director. at the same time it's about two rebels trying to restore order in that post-o'pockapocalyptic world. they already set up for another "mad max" film. they are working to make it into
a bonified franchise. >> the stunts? >> the original had some of the best stunts put on film. >> yes. >> this one challenge also that sort of concept. >> from "mad max" to "mad men" series final this sunday. what do we think? >> well the big question on everyone's mind tamron al how will this end? fans are weighing in with some of the most plausible to most ridiculous theories. we know no matter how it concludes, it will be a big night. sister networks sundance ibc, bbc america. they're all suspending regular programing at 10:00 p.m. critics are talk about a record setting fifth emmy as a strong contender. if it happens, it will be the first time ever for drama. >> sunday night, the billboard music awards chrissy teigen is hosting. >> with ludicrous.
performers include sam smith, nicki minaj, john legend britney spears. the story line is mariah carey is making her first appearance after 17 years, one direction will be making the first award appearance without zain malik and kanye west is closing the place down and it's his first time here too. >> who know what is he will do. on to book releases what's the "luckiest girl alive?" >> author jessica knoll makes her first debut with a crime fiction novel. it's about a teenage girl that suffers this public shocking humiliation. she overcomes that to achieve almost a perfect life. she carries a secret that might help her destroy her life. a lot of critics are hailing this as ""gone girl"" drawing comparisons to that. at the same time they're calling it shocking funny, addictive and reese witherspoon
even acquired the movie rights for this book. it looks like she has a hit. >> i have the phone, the app highball? >> if are you a cocktail drinker, you can appreciate this is there i was hoping it's cocktail. it's the weekend. >> it's a free app. the bake content is you can share cocktail recipes. >> oh. >> if you know how to create them? >> like the tantini. >> it's a good name for it. >> it is. >> you can share these. if you are telling a bartender a specific drink. you can have it handy. >> is it free? >> it's absolutely free. >> i only do free apps. >> all right. >> rico thank you. this is "today" on nbc.
>> announcer: nbc10 breaking news. and our continuing coverage of the amtrak train derailment in philadelphia that killed seven people. this morning, skyforce 10 gave us a good look at the scene there in philadelphia as crews were working to remove the mangled railcars. the trucks are carrying those cars to wilmington for further investigation. we know who five of the people who died in the crash are. the attorney for the engineer said he does not remember the
crash. an ntsb investigator is going to talk to the engineer today. they also plan to hold a news briefing. and phil mayor michael nutter will speak at the crash site. you can count on the nbc10 app and nbc10.com for continuing coverage of the derailment. we're constantly updating on the information and impact of rail travel on the region. and it is shaping up to be a beautiful day outside. let's get your "first alert" forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> it was cold in the mountain 30s but sunshine from the city to the mountains, the entire region seeing a nice day. lacking past camelback, plenty of blue skies there over philadelphia. sunshine and temperatures steadily climbing in the 70s this afternoon, typical for this time of year. and less windy than yesterday, but the northerly winds assure that we stay try. >> we'll have another update for
from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ déjà vu baby that's what that's called. thirsty thursday may 14 happy you're with us. we are like we're on fire. we don't know what is happening. >> exciting yesterday, we had fun with anna today two more of the co-stars britany snow and haley seinfeld. >> don't you love how she broke out singing that song?
>> rocking it. she's a little minute and she's a bundle of talent and energy and intelligence. she's awesome. >> she knew every word to ignition remix by r. kelly, that was impressive. >> i was blown away by it. >> and it's ambush makeover. wait until the ladies see the hot new looks. >> monday we introduce you to shah brie in a montgomery news that they were going to meet here in new york city so her mom could be honored on our show. the video was beautiful and priceless. they're going to join us. >> bunch of surprises. and the friends choir with an amazing story. >> wow, this is big. don't you think? >> yes, charlie sheen speaking out on extra. he was one the highest paid actors $1.8 million for every episode. remember how he imploded?
>> he was doing -- >> winning, and tiger blood. >> you always wonder after the storm if someone has regrets? >> or if they do if they'll admit to them. >> both of these things. he admitted regrets leaving the show. here's what he had to say. >> do you have any regrets about what happened there? >> yeah i should have been a little more humble little more regretful. i shouldn't have attacked them like i did, and probably should have begged for my job back. beg is a color i don't wear well. probably should have requested my job back. >> only regret? >> yeah it was fixable, and i made it irreparable. >> somebody that can admit it. >> you wonder what he was going through. like what was going on. >> he has been known to have substance problems. not that we judge anybody for that clearly not. but anyway the question is can he make a comeback? of course he can. robert downy jr. was in
prison. look how he lernled from the choices he made. he's one of my favorites. >> that's right. >> and america loves a comeback kid, you know. >> sure do. people were at the can film festival you like to see fashions and these didn't disappoint. >> they brought it. >> feathers were huge. >> like at naomi watts. she's in this gown. >> that is beautiful. >> she's really gaining an elegance now. just beautiful. like a kate blan chet el gans. >> yeah beautiful gown on too. >> she looks fantastic. >> she does. >> stop it. >> you bring it. >> the real star lupita had a beautiful, green on it showed when she twirled around. >> look at that. >> oh my god. >> yeah. >> she has amazing style. who else? >> and she stops the traffic,
j-lo. talk about bringing it. >> american idol was over yesterday, but it was like whatever. >> but talking about it very much. >> but her clothes, everybody, her clothes. look at j-lo's outfit. okay. >> i'm not crazy about that one. very covered up. >> yeah. >> no, i mean it's not flattering. she's one of the most beautiful women i've ever seen in my life. >> all right. okay. but that one -- >> went more bare. >> not that i like the bare. >> she was doing a performance with terry kuning. >> what? ♪ >> >> like that cher dress. cher did it 30 years ago before anybody else. >> she did, you're right. she did. >> and who had a better body than cher? still. you know but no j-lo is
amazing. whoever won american idol his name is nick fab yany. >> and good for him. and they have to announced that it's their last season coming up. this guy, god bless him, singer from connecticut, good for him. >> good for him. >> wow. >> this is the last go around. for american idol. >> you know what if you can say you had that kind of a roll and a run, you know what -- >> i think it was when simon cowell left. simon cowell was so he was somebody who you look for, the answers you wanted to see. said what everybody was thinking. but also paula abdul. >> paula added to it too. she was nuts. >> it was like on paper, what that's your casting, but monday night football howard and don, and you go how does that work? >> isn't chemistry a funny thing? >> look at you and me. >> yeah. >> let's play a little zach
brown. >> okay. >> this is my ihoda play list. i decided to play zac brown band. every time ier that it puts me in a good mode. ♪ i got a feeling, out in the countryside ♪ ♪ lay back and smell the sun ♪ ♪ warm up the georgia pine ♪ ♪ feels so to be taking it easy ♪ ♪ why would i ever leave ♪ ♪ cause i know i got some good friends that live down the street ♪ ♪ got a good looking woman with her arms round me ♪ ♪ here in a small town -- >> yeah, that's a feel-good song. ♪ i got everything i need and nothing that i don't ♪ >> everything i need and nothing i don't. >> there's hope for you yet. >> love the zac brown band. check this out of sirius xm
channels. hear her. >> i was busy yesterday. i want to get this in. i wanted to see my dear friend kara lee carmelo. three-time tony nominee, one of them was for our show "scandalous" one of the most brilliant roles on the planet. finding neverland, here harvey weinstein produced musical that has a star studded cast. and laura michelle kelly, lovely lovely girl. i went backstage. did they send you guys pictures? no i went backstage to say hello. it's a great family show. if you've seen the others you know yeah it's about the man who wrote peter pan and how he came to find the story. and it's moving. by the end, everybody was crying and teary. >> all right. couple of shoutouts.
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in case you haven't heard yet, we're hours away from the release of one of the most anticipated movies of the spring "pitch perfect 2." all of the hottest young stars are in the film about the bellas including brittany snow who's returning as khloe. she's no stranger to musical. she was in hair spray and you know her co-star, hailee steinfeld from her turn in true grit. >> and hailee played the newcomer emily junk. >> junk? >> take a look. >> my mom was a bella. >> your mother is katherine junk? only the top 1980 bellas.
and word is she has a five vocal range. >> still does. >> you do not want to hear that woman doing it with my dad. >> what an odd thing to say. >> so exciting. lots of excitement. you were of course were in the first. you're the newcomer what was it like to join the crowd? >> it's so surreal really. i was such a huge fan to be the first movie, to be a part is awesome. >> by the way, stop growing up. when we met you, you were little. >> are there more songs, more dancing, what can they expect for this one? >> all the characters are back. plus amaze people as well. and it's bigger and crazier, the stakes are raised because we're not only taking over in a national way, we're having to conquer the world. >> we heard about the mishappen. >> there was. >> yeah. the blast shake. >> yes. >> and it had to be rebelled didn't it? >> of course of course. i mean how can you top vomit in the first one? yeah you had to top vomit in the first one. it really has to go right to
that. >> when you read the script it was laugh out loud for you? >> definitely. when it opens with that and especially because the president is there. i mean it's just the whole thing is crazy. >> you're a real singer? >> i would like to think so but no. i sing in movies and i'm grateful that people keep asking me to but, i'm not dropping an album any time soon. >> hailee was it difficult, to sing obviously your real voice. >> i did, it's funny because of the first time that you hear my character sing is when she auditions. and sings live obviously. and when i shot that we rerecorded it i could not match the recording. i sang live. >> you did? >> which was completely terrifying for like the first 300 takes, then after that it was fine. >> you're not thinking about matching it. >> right. >> you're really singing. >> yeah. >> brittany you're a seventh year senior that's sad. >> it is sad. >> failing on purpose.
>> loves school. no she doesn't like school and she actually is failing all of her classes intentionally, the running joke is that she's just getting exponentially more dumb. >> or dumber. >> yeah. either way, it's probably not good. >> we to want play a game do you want to play? >> sure. >> we're going to do something called picture perfect pictionary. there will be songs in the bowl we'll team up and we're going to play it. >> okay. >> brittany's mine. >> okay. >> you guy goes first. >> all right. >> should i let you draw, you read it how do we do it together? >> go! >> it's happening. it's happening. >> it is. >> wait what are you doing? >> that's easy. she's got it. >> wait no, that's not thousandhow it works. >> no it's not. >> we totally killed it. i'm not supposed to know. >> we can guess.
>> you wrote it. >> you can't write it. >> you're doing it wrong. >> now it's our turn. you don't know what you're doing. >> okay. >> everybody wins. >> you look and you draw and i'll guess. >> that was funny. >> okay. >> okay. >> go. >> oh gosh. >> it's a song right? >> baby got back. >> oh my gosh! >> of course it is. i need to like drop the mic or something. >> we can beat that. >> one of you look. get another one, get another one, she saw it. >> i'm the worst one. i don't know any songs. >> okay. >> you'll help me. >> get rid of it. >> okay. >> tears on my pillow? cry me a river. >> yes. >> oh my gosh. >> okay.
>> i'm going. hold on. i got it. >> okay. >> okay. >> we're all doing the same paper. >> oh no -- >> umbrella. >> yes. >> thank you. >> umbrella. >> pitch perfect 2. >> really fun. >> tomorrow. >> there's our prize, we're the winners. it was a coincidence or making another incredible story. famous rocker. >> two moms will rock the studio when they see their ambush makeovers. >> thank you ladies. >> movie opens friday. >> i want to play more. ♪ "smash me. dear god, smash me into a million pieces" little miss puffytail thinks every time someone enters this room. for while the people who come in here can use quilted northern, a toilet paper that works so well they can completely forget their experience... ...little miss puffytail can never forget. she can dream. dream for the sweet, sweet swing of a careless elbow. quilted northern. designed to be forgotten.
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kingsbury, she had just become america's number one inspirational novelist and she was leaving the offices of her publisher in new york she was ecstatic and she had been told that her sales were now over 20 million, but she had no idea of what god wink was about to happen. >> good set-up. >> i was so excited about my book. the first person i wanted to call was my dad, i knew he'd be so proud. but i had to stop myself see dad died of a heart attack years earlier. my mind drifted to the day that she called about a song he heard and how he'd think about all of us. ♪ have i told you lately ♪ >> it was, have i told you lately that i love you." i had the lyrics engraved in the flower holder near his tombstone.
we seemed to always hear the song when dad would have been so proud of us wishing he were there. but that day, as i lift the simon and schuster in new york it wasn't likely we'd hear the special rod stewart song. the three of us decided to visit highline park in lower manhattan. on the walkways skooil suggested we get a picture. she tried to get one with all of us a selfie. at that moment a man passed by and offered to help. the man took the picture, looked at it and said wow, that's lovely. as he walked off, kelsey's eyes grew why. mom, do you know who that is? that's rod stewart. i was shocked. sir, sir, i called after him. are you rod stewart? >> he put his hand on my arm and said yes, yes i am. i told him about my dad, and our special song. tears formed in rod stewart's eyes.
he lifted his hands upwards, then looked at me, you just made my day. the three of us sat on a nearby bench after that and tried to imagine the odds of running into rod stewart on a day when i was missing my dad. of course there are no odds and i don't doubt for a second that dad had something to do with it. >> oh my gosh. >> the but wait there's more. karen kingsbury, we hope you're watching right now because we reached out to rod stewart, and not only did he recall meeting you and said it was a wonderful moment he sent you this video. >> hi karen, it might have been devine intervention that brought us together that afternoon. and i'm glad it did. i'd love you to be my guest on some of my july dates in america or in august in las vegas would be great too. and i dedicate a song to your late father apparently it was one of his favorites. and also congratulations on the
book. see you then bye. >> rod's actually a very sweet guy, but that story is unbelievable. >> amazing. >> isn't that wonderful? >> it just shows that everybody has godwinks we need to look for them. >> you know what else everyone has a story too. we'll be back. she's got something good coming. >> oh we love that. we to want hear your godwinks everybody. head to klgandhoda.com. you might end up in one of the books. >> how do you get all these? >> they send them to me. >> and he makes sure they're true. >> yeah. >> wonderful, that was beautiful. >> so uplifting. and she's a wonderful writer. >> isn't she though? >> a whole bunch of movies. >> brand new book chasing sunset. >> just lovely. >> you know what, you're right. everyone does have a story. she's going to share her story. >> two moms came to new york they're going to get their ambush makeover after i'm one... i am one of the one's who discovered always discreet underwear for sensitive
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for analysis. also, we could find out the identities of the final two victims who died in the crash. seven people lost their lives. the ntsb will offer an update late this afternoon. philadelphia mayor michael nutter will speak at the crash site at noon. the derailment impacts rail riders across the region. amtrak service is still suspended between new york and philly. you can always count on the nbc 10 app and nbc10.com for continuing coverage of the deadly amtrak derailment. let's get our first alert forecast. lots of sunshine today and a nice warm up. look at beach avenue. we've seen a few scattered clouds but nothing more than that. no sign of rain until we get to the weekend. grab the sunglasses and plan on ditching the jacket this afternoon. sunny skies. low to mid-70s.
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>> oh my gosh! >> hello. >> i love it! >> is it awesome? >> beautiful. tell us tell us. >> first of all, she cut off several inches i think about seven inches. >> great cut. >> shaped around the face. and again, her hair was like blond with highlights in it or lighter brown, but turned brassy we'll make it a soft red. >> jim likes it. >> what do you think? >> let's go. let's go. >> how, what a flattering gorgeous dress. >> so this is new by shawnny, and it's all about the strategic panelling pointing at this tiny hotty body she had hiding in there. and i popped it with that leopard belt. you can mix leopard with stripes, it's okay to pattern mix. shows off the figure in all the right ways, stunning. >> big round of applause for brenda. brenda you can join your adorable husband. >> yeah.
>> our second lady is jamie, she's from louisville kentucky. she is a breast cancer survivor. spent her time volunteering. mother two of 25-year-old and 19-year-old. she's excited to get a brand new look. let's hear her story. >> it's couples day on ambush makeover. jamie, what are you looking for out of this makeover? >> i'd like a fresh, new look. i love my hairdresser, but come on sarah, i need a new look already. and just to feel younger. >> i love that. now you obviously think she looks gorgeous. any rules? >> no rules. >> oh yeah. >> spring is in the air. >> hello, hello. >> she's here with her husband jeffrey. let's look at jamie. keep it on there, jeffrey. let's bring out the new jamie. >> wow. >> come on saucy. >> okay. you ready, jeffrey? >> sure. >> all right. take it off. >> wow.
>> yeah. >> you can turn around and look. >> oh my god. i love it. wow. louis, thank you. >> oh. >> look at camera 12 for just a second. >> what'd you do? >> again, this is the next step short, layers. short shag absolutely. and the hair color, if you look at the before it's so washed out. it was skin color to skin color, number one beauty faux pas, add color. >> and the dress is flattering. >> gorgeous. maggie london. >> love her. >> and it's a wrap dress. fits her body perfectly, then we added a beautiful necklace to show off her assets i mean hello. >> let's bring brenda out, big round of applause. >> thank you, thank you louis,
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fantastic. what did you think? >> humbled and honored. >> i was doing what any other mother and god would expect of them. i didn't do anything extraordinary, then when you tell me i'm going to lose my child. you fight, you don't take no as an answer. >> he's doing so well. >> amazing. he actually got to meet elsa and anna a few weeks ago. >> how are you? >> amazing, blessed, great, i beat cancer and god is great. >> hair is growing back i see. >> yeah. >> charlize theron looks just like that. >> put pink in it. >> you listen to your mom says she's doing what ever other mother would have done in this situation. what do you think? >> to me that's not what it is. she's gone above and beyond. >> we wish the rest of your family could have been here.
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♪ we're honoring an amazing mother and daughter. i know your husband, ladies and two younger kids couldn't be here today, but they are thinking of you and hopefully watching and wanted to say a little thank you. >> she's a strong woman and has never given up faith, even in the worst of circumstances. i love you. >> i love my mom because i like her food and i like her hugs.
>> aw. >> oh my gosh. >> i wanted to squeeze him. >> there is one more person just one who wanted to say, hey. take a look. >> hi this is peyton manning, just wanted to tell you that i hear you're a big fan of mine and i appreciate that. and i wanted you to know i'm a big fan of yours, and i'm pulling for you and praying for you and your family i wish you all the best. >> we know you're a peyton fan. all right. >> it's time for music, david. >> david and i wrote a song just for you, it's called "that's my mother." here is where's the baby? where's the baby? jenny ballard. ♪
♪ we all grow up believing in happily ever after ♪ ♪ the weddings in our lives, are full of vows and toast and lot offers ♪ ♪ but then year after year life always takes its toll ♪ ♪ but someone is the rock who takes command and takes control ♪ ♪ and that's my mother she never falters, never fails ♪ ♪ to lights it through curves she was never fairly tales, yes, that's my mother ♪ ♪ she just kept on keeping on ♪ ♪ from dawn to dusk until dawn because that's my mother ♪
♪ we all grow up believing in happily ever after ♪ ♪ until we realize that there are tears as well as laughter ♪ ♪ but then if we are blessed, a hero will come through ♪ ♪ someone who's determined to be there for me and you ♪ ♪ and that's my mother ♪ ♪ she never faltered never failed ♪ ♪ lives threw her some curves she was never fairy tales ♪ ♪ yes, that's my mother she just kept on keeping on from dawn to dusk until dawn ♪ ♪ because that's my mother ♪ ♪ that's my mother ♪
expected mom and just a doll jenny powers, you sang that beautifully. what did you think? >> it was amazing. >> it was. >> it was my pleasure. you're a super, super momma. we love you. >> what do you do? >> i'm due mid-august. august 16th. >> either your birthday or she's due on mine which i'm holding out for. you'd rather go on the 9th. >> yes. >> good. >> seeing your family on video is so, it just kind of fills out the whole picture for us. >> they are who i am. >> and they are what they are because of you. >> they are. >> we wanted to give you a little something. we thought we'd give you a few of our favorite things we thought you might enjoy. gift certificate to kathie lee's favorite restaurant. >> get the lamb chops. and stuff is available too. >> yeah. >> two tickets to beautiful, the musical. terrific. >> and, a spa day.
at the sanctuary dave spa in salt lake city they invited you to come from a pool day, you get massages facials, pedicures, everything to take good care of you. we love you. >> thank you jenny and david's got a new book. we'll tell you about it later. by the way, we got the pictures to finding neverland. >> there i am with kara lee and in her dressing room. >> there i am with laura kelly. and her middle name she's beautiful. she has a great scene with matthew morris. >> he is excellent. >> happy, happy day to you. >> thank you for coming to see us. >> bless the baby. >> i will. tomorrow mad ewe broderick will stop by. swim suits to flatter any figure really? surprising ways to save money at the supermarket. >> have a great thursday. >> guess what tomorrow is, hoda it's drinkday friday. i'm not going to try. that is not going to happen.
workers have made progress in the cleanup effort following tuesday's deadly derailment. they are in the process of transporting them to a rail yard in wilmington delaware. officials say they hope to talk to the train's engineer. they are looking at the signals and track conditions opinion. investigators are set to hold another briefing this afternoon. before that we'll get an update from philadelphia mayor michael nutting. his briefing is said to start at noon. a verdict is announced in a police corruption case. jurors have reached a decision in trial of