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good morning. breaking overnight, arkansas carries out its first execution in more than a decdecade. a lethal injection using a controversial drug. t supreme court clearing the way by rejecting a series of last-minute appeals. will it be the first of many? don't mess with us. north korea threatens the u.s. with a, quote, supermighty pre-emptive strike, as the u.s. prepares for a nuclear test from the regime in the coming days. heading home. the tennessee high school student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher, found safe thousands of miles away from california. this morning, the man whose tip helped bring the six-week search
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executions when the potency of one of the drugs used in the process expires. the state planned to execute two death row inmates last night. the court spared one man. but the other was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m., after the supreme court rejected the last-minute appeals. it was the state's first execution since 2005, one that state officials said was necessary because the drug used for lethal injections is about to expire. convicted murderer will er wim was put to death just before midnight. lee's death followed last-minute legal battles over the state's right to use midazolam as part of its injection process. lee, who is 51, was sentenced to death in 1995, for the murder of
deborah reese. arkansas looked to execute lee and several other men decades ago, over an 11-day period because its supply of midazolam expires on april 30th. >> this is significant because at no point in modern american history, has any state attempted to carry out so many executions in a short period of time. >> reporter: as usual, in the last-minute appeals, the u.s. supreme court did not explain why it rejected them on a 5-4 vote. but one of the dissenters, justice stephen breyer, says the state's rush to use midazolam as a determination for who will be executed and who will not, is close to random. >> pete williams, thank you. we're learning more about the gman who opened fire in paris. it's one more terrorist attack
to rock that city. richard engel is there. >> reporter: such a taraji to be back in this city talking about terrorism. authorities have identified the shooter. he spent multiple years in prison in this country for shooting at police officers in the past. they say he's from a intushsubu the east of paris, but was not on an official french terrorist list. this morning, police are searching for suspects and searching for clues. paris was hit by a terrorist attack, this time, on paris' most famous street, the champs-elysees. the shooter may not have acted alone. >> three guys come back and till one of the police. and one is injured. >> reporter: investigators are focusing on this car, believed to be used in the attack.
last night, tourists and locals were fleeing for their lives. >> we were ten feet from the shooter. we saw the shooter get out of the car. he had a gun. he started popping off rounds like this. >> reporter: the attacker killed one police officer and critically injured two others, until he was shot dead by return fire. in indonesia this morning, vice president pence condemned the violence. >> this is the latest reminder that terrorism can strike anywhere at any time. we will not relent in our effort to end terrorism and the threat it presents. >> reporter: it's become all-too familiar. just two days ago, two men were arrested in marseille in france, suspected of planning an attack to disrupt the first round of french elections this weekend. explosives and guns were seized. in february, a man was shot by police, as he tried to target
soldiers gourding the louvre museum. and in 2015, multiple gunmen killed 30 people across paris. france has been in an official state of emergency ever since. this morning, for right candidate, marine le pen, warned that further attacks are possible. and french security forces here are on high alert, fearing just that possibility. president trump tweeted on this morning, quiwriting, another terrorist attack in paris. the people of france will not take much more of this. this will have a big affect on the presidential election. if it does have a big effect, it could help the far right candidate, marine le pen. we'll see what happens when the french people goes to the polls on sunday. >> a big weekend there. richard engel, thank you. we want to talk about the es kalated the exs between the
united states and north korea. the pentagon is looking for a nuclear test by the north koreans, amid threats from that regime. andrea mitchell has the latest. >> reporter: u.s. officials are closely monitoring north korea. and china is on high alert today, mobilizing bombers armed with cruise missiles, amid signs north korea may be preparing for a possible nuclear test or another missile launch. the question this morning, how will president trump respond? as north korean media threatened a supermighty pre-emptive strike, to reduce the u.s. mainland to ashes, u.s. forces are ready. flying joint exercises in a slow of military strength. secretary james mattis. >> their word has not proven honest. it's been provocative. i would just take their words at the same value we've always given them as we've learned not to trust them. >> reporter: president trump apparently heeding china's call
to lower the rhetoric. >> as far as north korea is concerned, we are in very good shape. we're building our military rapidly. a lot of things have happened over the last short period of time. >> reporter: intelligence officials tell nbc news they expect a nuclear test or at least another missile test over the next few days, after last saturday's failed missile launch. specially equipped sniffer plans are monitoring for radiation. seismic equipment would sense a nuclear blast. the key is china's president xi, whether he would shut down the economic lifeline, coal. >> some unusual moves have been made over the last two or three hours. an i really have confidence that the president will try very hard. >> reporter: president trump also focusing on iran and that landmark nuclear deal he's long criticized. >> they're not giving up to the spirit of the agreement. i can tell you that.
and we're analyzing it very, very carefully. and we'll have something to say about it in the not too distant future. >> reporter: the president did not explain what he means by spirit. and tuesday night, his secretary of state wrote congress iran is complying with the deal, although he denounced iran for other abuses. if the white house seems to be preparing a new package of sanctions against iran for its terrorism. although, critics say president trump should focus on north korea right now. >> andrea mitchell this morning. the former tennessee high school teacher accused of kidnapping his student will face a judge today. todd cummins was arrested on thursday. and the girl was recovered safely, after a tip helped bring an end to a search that lasted more than a month. joe fryer has the latest on all of it. joe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. tad cummins is behind bars at the siskiyou county jail and
will go to court later today. he faces a federal charge of crossing state lines, as well as charges in tennessee, including aggravated kidnapping. this morning, 15-year-old elizabeth thomas is heading home to tennessee. her alleged kidnapper, tad cummins, a teacher from her high school, three-times her age, is now behind bars. a tip led authorities to this cappen in the woods near cecilville. a tactical team surrounded the cabin in near-freezing temperatures. cummins, believed to be armed, was inside with thomas. deputies waited for them to come out early thursday morning. they did. >> shortly after 9:30 a.m., mr. cummins exited the cabin. the female victim exited the cabin and was walking behind mr. cummins at this time. the victim appeared to be in good health. and mr. cummins was cooperative with law enforcement authorities at the scene. >> reporter: police recovered two loaded handguns. >> mr. cummins made a
spontaneous statement to me at the time that we took him down, that i'm glad this is over. >> he said they were from colorado. >> reporter: griffin berry is the caretaker at the cabin. he met the couple a few days ago. he let them stay. >> he talked. she was shy, timid or something. he said she was 24 and he said he was 38. >> reporter: he helped them out. gave cummins $40 and some gas, eventually figuring it out. >> that's the guy. >> reporter: berry called in the tip to police. in an exclusive statement to nbc news, tad cummins sister said, we're thankful they have both been found safe. and we're incredibly grateful to the tipster who is responsible for finding them. >> i'm happy. >> reporter: in tennessee, 39 days after she vanished, elizabeth's family was elated by cautious. >> we need to figure out what state of mind she's in, of course. and probably get her help. maybe a long road. but at least we got her back now. >> reporter: as of right now, elizabeth is still here in
california. as for cummins, authorities say they found two maps in his suv. one for san francisco and one for baltimore, suggesting he may not have had a firm plan before taking elizabeth on the run. savannah and matt? >> a lot of relief, for sure. joe, thank you very much. josh devine is the public information officer for the tennessee bureau of investigation. mr. devine, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> tell us what aboutly how she's doing. how is elizabeth thomas doing? >> as you heard in the piece from joe fryer, every indication is that elizabeth thomas is doing just fine physically. however, there are still a lot of questions that we have, obviously. we want to make sure she's getting the best care and make sure across the board, she's in the best state possible before she gets home to tennessee. >> you talk about questions. a lot of people may have the question, what was her reaction when law enforcement closed in on them? >> i'm unaware specifically what
her reaction is, matt. since the start of this, we've had questions as to whether she knew she was a victim in this case. and so, we're going to be talking with her. we want to know exactly what the set of events look like before they left the state of tennessee. what happened over the past weeks? and most importantly, what she needs right now to move forward. >> as we understand it, when mr. cummins was approached, he surrendered peacefully and made a statement to the officer, i'm glad this is over. is he talking to investigators now? >> i'm unaware of that, savannah. you know, he's in custody right now, in the state of california. presumably, there will be conversations that will happen. it's important to note, we very much have an active criminal investigation. as you have heard, there are federal charges at play, as well. >> i think it's important to note that the tennessee bureau of investigations put a lot of time and manpower on this. i'm sure you want to comment briefly on how important help from the public is in a
situation like this. >> absolutely, matt. this is a huge success for the amber alert program here in the state of tennessee. and really, it's a great example nationally of the power of the public. this is why we have the amber alert system. so, when we have a situation like this, with a missing child in imminent danger, the public knows what to do. as we said from the start of this, it takes one tip to turn this entire thing around. and thankfully, we're gratified that's exactly what has happened. >> josh devine. mr. devine, thanks very much. >> thank you. we're learning more this morning, meanwhile, about aaron hernandez's death in a massachusetts prison cell. officials say they are certain the former nfl star and convicted killer took his own life. nbc national correspondentlmagu following this all week. >> reporter: his legal team suggested this was a suicide. but today, prison officials have
declared it a suicide. the family says the former football star wants his brain to go to research. the official cause of death, asphyxia by hanging. this morning, prison officials say they are certain aaron hearn do hearn does was alione in his cell. now, revealing hernandez left behind three handwritten notes. but authorities would not disclose what he said. according to "the boston herald," the notes were to his fiancee and 4-year-old daughter, saying he loved them and would see them in heaven. the new details come as hernandez's legal team raised the possibility, the former patriots tight end may have suffered from cte, a degenerative brain disease, caused by head trauma. a condition affecting some football players is being studied at boston university. >> the family of aaron hernandez
has decided to donate aaron's brain to the study. >> reporter: appealing his life sentence for the execution of his friend, odin lloyd, those close to hernandez said he was upbeat. a week ago today, the 27-year-old was acquitted in a double-murder. news of the suicide was stunning, say friends. hernandez found with john 3:16 scrawled on his head. a reference to a biblical verse. prison officials say he used cardboard to jam his door shut. >> the cell is about 8 feet by 10 feet. i've been inside the cell. you live a very limited life. >> reporter: the former patriots superstar, who scored a $40 million contract with the nfl's greatest franchise, leaves behind a fiancee and a 4-year-old daughter. the question, now, what money,
if any, could they receive from his nfl pension after he played three years in the league. the rise of aaron hernandez, as dramatic as his downfall. investigators are now reviewing surveillance tape from inside the prison and interviewing inmates. hernandez was not on suicide watch. and at least one corrections officer is reportedly facing disciplinary action after missing a walk-through, just an hour before hernandez's body was discovered. >> tragic circumstances all around. migu miguel, thank you very much. let's get a first check of the weather from mr. roker. >> good morning, guys. a lot of wet weather. not just here in the northeast, but back through the plains. a severe thunderstorm watch from texas tall way into oklahoma. we have enhanced risk from northern texas into central oklahoma. 12 million people for severe weather. tomorrow, that moves to the east. parts of mississippi under the gun for that.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab the umbrella. first round of showers moving through, temperatures in the 50s. we'll get a break, 70s in delaware and 60s for the lehigh valley. the next round. showers is due in for the afternoon commute and into the early evening hours for new jersey, the suburbs, philadelphia, and also in the lehigh valley and delaware, too. that's when we could see heavy downpours. it's clearing out for saturday. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather.ather. savannah? >> al, thank you. just ahead, the massive payout heading bill o'reilly's way, despite being fired by fox news. and what sarah palin is saying about the culture at that network. also ahead, the infamous laci peterson murder case back in the spotlight 15 years later. what we're learning from just-discover eed tapes unearth by nbc news, of her husband's investigation. but first, on a friday
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talk to your advisor about a brighter financial future. good morning, i'm vai sikahema. just about 7:30. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. you've been tracking it, right, bill? yeah. you shouldn't be surprised. i've been tracking it all morning. it's reached the shore of cape may. look at live view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. we can see the road after being socked in with fog this morning. not a lot of rain at the shore. the steadier rain is in philadelphia and the suburbs. we're seeing heavier downpours, just brief ones, moving through chester county and montgomery county. 48 in the suburbs. 54 for rain and for new jersey, the lehigh valley, and delaware. we'll check traffic with
nbc10's first alert first alert jessica boyington. an update on 95? >> a big update. we're back open in the last half hour. we finally opened the northbound lanes, moving through bristol on 95. now earlier we were having all traffic diverted off on the off-ramp. not anymore, but residual delay right there moving on the northbound side. also watching a crash in upper marion around trinity lane. back to you. >> thanks. philadelphia police are questioning two people of interest following a late-night shoot-out. gunfire broke out last night at conlin and 15th. police tell us one person is shot, in critical condition. they said that a bullet that pierced the house lodged in a bedpost and barely missed a man lying in bed. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. join us every weekday morning for "nbc10 news today" from 4:30 to 7:00.
♪ welcome back. 7:30. friday morning, a rainy one. nice day, april 21st, 2017. we say hello to folks on the plaza. hoda's here. we should tell matt what happened yesterday. >> which thing? >> do you know what happened? >> barry manilow was here. >> he wasn't going to sing copacabana. >> we started a hash tag. it was trending. and he sang it. >> just because you did that? >> because of us. yes. >> it was amazing. and we, of course, sang with him. and it was awesome. >> a bonus song from barry. simply because of a hash tag. love it. >> it happened.
>> that's cool. very cool. >> reliving the glory days. >> wish you could have been out there dancing with us, matt. >> that probably wouldn't have happened. let's get a look at today's headlines. the white house budget director says money for president trump's long promised wall along the u.s./mexico border has to be included in the spending bill congress is preparing. the white house says funding for immigration agents has to be included. but in capitol hill, talks over the bill have stalled. and the deadline to avert a government shutdown looms. eli manning firing back at allegations that he knowingly provided fake game-used memorabilia to collectors. on thursday, he addressed that issue publicly for the first time. >> i've done nothing wrong. and i have nothing to hide. i know when this is all done, everybody will see it the same way. >> this all stems from a 2014 lawsuit by a sports memorabilia dealer that claims that manning and the giants provided bogus
equipment. former president george h.w. bush recovering from pneumonia in a houston hospital. bush 41 tweeted a photo of him with his son with the caption, big morale boost from a high-level delegation. no father has ever been more blessed or prouder. doctors say the former president is gaining strength and is in good spirits. >> wishing all the best. >> absolutely. also this morning, more is coming to light about bill o'reilly's firing from fox news, as a familiar face is weighing in on recent scandals that have rocked that network. stephanie gosk is here with that. >> reporter: good morning, guys. bill o'reilly may be off the anchor desk, but he's in for multimillion-dollar payout as many years as the top star. this as allegations hang over him and fox news. >> you're about to enter the
no-spin zone. >> reporter: bill o'reilly is gone. but the scandal is only widening. former fox contributor and vice presidential nominee sarah palin took on the network's corporate culture. >> corporate culture has to change. >> reporter: when asked if she witnessed sexual harassment, she didn't answer the question. >> was that part of the reason you left? >> you can ask them why i'm no longer with fox. i'm not going to speak for them. my contract wasn't renewed. that's the line. >> i tonight want to be a jerk. but it sounds like you experienced something. >> i just -- it was just time to part ways. >> reporter: fox news and governor palin did not respond to today's request for comment. overnight, there was no mention of o'reilly on the show he anchored for years. his last name ripped from its logo. his photos stripped from the walls. the former anchor who denies multiple allegations of sexual harassment leaves fox far from
empty-handed. >> a lot of people are asking questions, if bill o'reilly was fired for these allegations, why was he, you know, handed such a lucrative golden parachute. >> i'm bill o'reilly. >> reporter: sources familiar with the investigation, say o'reilly is getting $25 million in severance. not even close to the 40 mill$4 million his former boss roger ailes talked away with last july, after similar allegations, which he denied. both men getting more money than gretchen carlson who first stepped forward to accuse ailes. her settlement, $20 million. that's an $85 million price tag for the two separate scandals. in the last year alone. so far, o'reilly's publisher is sticking with him. his multiple books remain wildly popular. "old school" and "killing the rising son," sit atop the national best seller list. and "killing patten" is in early development for 2019. but the pressure may build on
supporters. >> hey, hot chocolate. >> reporter: thursday, burgess came publicly at her time working with o'reilly. >> he said, looking good there, girl. he's leer agent me. he is standing around my desk. he has no business being there. >> reporter: gretchen carlson has been named one of "time's" topmost influential people. katie couric yoet wrote about her. fox news is trying to figure out how to recover from this firestorm. >> stephanie, thank you very much. now, over to mr. roker, right behind stephanie, with the maps. >> that's a nice place to be. looking at the jet stream, taking a dip. cooler highs across the northern part of the country, unseasonably mild to the south. look at this. ahead of the warm front, it's 48 in boston. 58 for new york. 70 in philly, if the warm front makes it past there. washington, d.c., 83. behind the front, cleveland, 52.
80s to the south. as we head to the west, you see more of the same. 48 in denver. lubbock, texas, will see a high of 87 degrees today. and the national weather service out with the may through july temperatures. and look at this. above-average throughout much of the country. of course, as we told you, march, second-warmest ever here in the u.s. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab the umbrella. first round of showers moving through this morning, keeping temperatures in the 50s. we'll get a break, and temperatures warm to the 70s for delaware and into the upper 60s for the lehigh valley. the next round of showers is due in for the afternoon commute and into the early evening hours for new jersey, the suburbs, philadelphia, and also in the lehigh valley and delaware, too. that's when we could see heavy downpours. it's clearing out for saturday. >> don't forget, get that weather this weekend, check out
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we're back, now, at 7:41, with our special series "pot nation." this morning, a very unique drive-through that just opened up in colorado. >> nbc's gabe gutierrez is all over this one. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. just when you thought you've seen everyone, someone takes the pot industry to a higher level. this is the first drive-through of its kind. there's security cameras everywhere. you have to wear a security badge to get in this room.
and supporters say this is not that much different than a drive-through liquor score. keep in the rockies, off i-70 in western colorado, there's a sight like none other. >> not every day you see a drive-through weed shop. >> reporter: and it has the small town of parachute, population 1,500, seeing green. >> it's an uplift for our town. our community. >> reporter: this is your idea? >> yes. >> reporter: mark smith is the ceo of tumbleweed. and he's opened what is believed to be the first drive-through marijuana dispensary in the world. you decided to open this on 4/20. >> yes. >> reporter: it's a far cry from fast food. what strain is this? >> this is durban haze, which is a sativa. this includes chocolate. >> i'm going to get the d.b.
headband hybrid. >> reporter: the drive-through used to be a car wash. not one a certain meth king bin used to launder money in "breaking bad." >> there's no car wash in the world that could do this kind of business. >> reporter: this business is heavily regulated. customers line up, order outside. >> this is a menu of our offerings. a door opens. they drive in, pay up, and drive out. >> this is our frequent flyer program. trying to get people through fast because they know what they want. >> reporter: colorado raked in close to $200 million in marijuana taxes and fees last year. the drug made up almost a third of parachute's revenue. the town manager says the collapse of the oil and gas industry here was devastating. now, the pot traffic has other businesses booming. >> last summer, we had a record summ summer, with marijuana traffic. we are tickled to death with this. >> happy times.
>> reporter: but not everyone is in such high spirits. rick is a pastor at a local church. >> i worry about the impact of kids who want marijuana and can't buy it legally, asking others to buy it for them. we turn 21-year-olds into miniature drug dealers. >> reporter: mark smith sees things differently. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: the budding industry becomes more mainstream. >> we always had people who are going to be critics. we always have a certain segment of the population that will look down at you. but you know, we've been good for the town. it's been a win-win. >> reporter: smith stresses that it is illegal to get high while driving. no one under 21 is allowed on this property, not even in a customer's car. in a walk-in dispensary across the street, there's 60 to 80 strains of pot. here at the drive-through, 10 to 12. there really is a lot of weed. >> i knew it. that is gabe's signature line.
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 8:00 a.m. cloudy and overcast. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate forecast. bill? the first round of raven has already moved through east. and now cloudy skies, rain taking a break. we're waiting to see sunshine. there's easton. cloudy over allentown and into berks and chester and montgomery county. the rain is swinging through philadelphia and wilmington and trenton on the way to south jersey and delaware. the temperatures, they've been rain cooled. 40s, 50s with delaware, rain, 53 in philadelphia. we'll warm into the low 70s this afternoon. >> thank you. we'll check the roads with nbc10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. watching big slowdowns around trooper road. trooper road is not majorly backed up, but the eastbound side is from 29 to the schuylkill. 24 minutes. typically a seven-minute trip.
average speeds into the 20s there. vineland, watch for a crash on route 40 around forest grove road. that's where you're seeing delay right there. a philadelphia youth soccer coach is facing statutory rain charges after allegedly getting one of his teenaged players pregnant. police arrested francisco prado contreras after getting an anonymous tip that the 15-year-old girl now has a 7-month-old child who could be his. investigators say prado contreras talked the girl into having sex with him after she came to him for a job. in northeastern pennsylvania today, the family of convicted cop killer eric frein is expected to ask for mercy as the penalty phase of his trial resumes. yesterday the widow of the state trooper frein shot and killed in 2014 told jurors about her family's difficulties. the jury will decide if frein will get life in prison or death for killing the trooper. one of two that he shot. another update in 25 minutes. join us every weekday morning for "nbc10 news today" from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, heading home. >> we're going to have to figure out what state of mind she's? in. >> a shool student is safe this morning after she was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher more than a month ago. plus, diet soda dangers. a new study highlights the risks of the popular drink linking it to strokes and dementia. dr. oz is here with what you need to know. and "today's next big thing." you've been voting all week. who will it be? we'll reveal the winner and send them on their way to qvc to sell their product to the world, today, friday, april 21st, 2017. ♪
>> who do you love? matt? al? savannah? >> charlie. >> you guys want to say hi to somebody? >> hi, tammy and nana. >> what are you doing? >> celebrating my birthday. >> where are you from? >> high school. >> who do you love? >> louisiana's in the house. who dat. ♪ >> we're back, now. 8:00 on this friday morning. it's the 21st day of april, 2017. and if you had to rank this one weather-wise, on a scale of 1-10 -- >> this would be a nine. >> this would be a nine if you like rain and chilly temperatures.
>> we just shrinked into the shot. >> i'm going to stay between them both with a little hat on here. >> that's good. th nbc 10 who coming up are you a regular drinker of diet soda? i used to be. every day. there's new warnings about its potential risk. and dr. oz is here to talk about those. >> we have a lot to get to. we have good information on that. first, headlines. here's your news at 8:00. >> reporter: good morning. i'm richard engel in paris. unfortunately talking about another terrorist attack that has taken place here. this one, yesterday. a police officer was killed when a man opened fire on a group of police officers. and injured two others before he himself was shot dead. french officials are telling us a lot more details about the shooter this morning. describing him not so much as a master terrorist, more like a serial criminal who had a long hatred of police. he had been first arrested for
using a vehicle to mow down a group of people, including a police officer. then, while he was in custody, he managed to grab a weapon off of a police officer, fired five shots at him. for that, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. then, after he got out of prison, he was later arrested, served more time behind bars for armed robbery. there have been ongoing searches in this city, as they're looking for more accomplices. they say in one home that was searched, they did find jihadist literature. isis claimed responsibility for the attacks. but the name that was used did not core respond with the name that was given by the french prosecutors. >> richard engel, thank you very much. arkansas is moving ahead with plans to execute three more prisoners this month, after b t putting an inmate to death for the first time in a decade. 51-year-old ledell lee was
sentenced to death for the murder of a woman in 1993. he had always insisted he was innocent. the u.s. supreme court declined to hear last-minute appeals. arkansas is pushing to carry out executions in a short period of time because one of its lethal injection drugs expires at the end of april. a 15-year-old tennessee girl is safe this morning after a bizarre coast-to-coast kidnapping saga we followed a lot here on the show. nbc's joe fryer is in yreka, california, where the former teacher is being held. joe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. tad cummins is behind fwars here at siskiyou county and will make a court appearance later today. as for elizabeth thomas, she's in the care of fbi agents and today will likely return home to tennessee. relief for the father of elizabeth thomas, whose been waiting for her return since she was abducted last month. >> i'm just very happy very happy. >> reporter: thanks to a tip
that came in wednesday night, police tracked down aarested totad cummins in this unfinished tabben, where they had been staying in the remote mountains of siskiyou, california. >> maybe a long road. at least we got her back. >> reporter: cummins surrendered peacefully. two loaded handguns were found in the cabin. >> mr. cummins made a spontaneous statement to me at the time we took him down, i'm glad this is over. >> reporter: griffin berry says he let cummins and thomas stay on the property. when they learned who they were, berry called 911. >> i was telling them, that's the guy. >> reporter: authorities say fbi agents were talking to the teenager, their main witness against cummins, before allowing her to fly back to her family. >> like any crime perpetrated against a teenager this one is a difficult one, and will plague the victim, her family, friends
and law enforcement officers and agents involved for years to come. >> reporter: the two disappeared after cummins was investigated for inappropriate contact with thomas. they were spotted once between southern tennessee and northern california at this walmart. now, the teen and her family begin the process of healing, while cummins faces multiple felony charges and many years in prison. >> at the end of the day, she's 15 years old. she's is a years old. she's a young girl that's with a grown man that's 50 years old. he needs to be held accountable for kidnapping this girl. >> reporter: cummins faces federal charges that comes with crossing state lines, including aggravated kidnapping. it's possible he will face charges here in california. matt and savannah, back to you. >> thank you so much. coming up, newly discovered interrogation tapes of scott peterson. what they reveal about the murder of his wife and unborn
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eve 2002, with a phone call from her sister-in-law, scott. >> close to 6:15 and he called. he said she was missing. >> reporter: and that's how it began, the search for laci peterson. the one the whole country heard about. >> we're still actively out trying to find a missing female alive. >> reporter: but we didn't see back then was -- >> tell me about the morning. >> um, okay. okay. i don't know what time we got up. probably -- laci got up and fed the children for breakfast. >> reporter: here's scott peterson being questioned by the first detective on the case. 1:00 a.m., christmas day, 2002. >> when did you realize you were going to go fishing? >> well, that was the morning decision. it's -- >> that was a morning decision. >> go play golf at the club or go fishing.
>> okay. what you're telling me, scott, is there's no -- you have no idea where laci is? >> none. >> never once did he say, oh, my god, where is laci? where could she be? i hope she's okay. i hope she's not harmed. never, ever. >> reporter: you were feeding that panic. even as you talk about it, you can see a little bit of it left. >> yes. >> reporter: he did not seem to have that sense? >> he did not have it. >> reporter: the police suspected scott from the beginning. but laci's mom did not. refused to believe it, until she turned up. >> first of all, i met scott peterson november 20th, 2002. scott told me he was not married. we did have a romantic relationship. >> reporter: she was amber frey. amber secretly helped the police by recording her calls with scott. >> as soon as i plug in her little recorder, the phone rings. >> he called. >> reporter: oh, boy.
>> amber? hey. are you there? >> i'm here. >> i can barely hear you. >> they were like, i can't believe he's calling you right now. >> i'll be in paris tomorrow. i'm flying to normandy right now. and hopefully the phone will be better. >> reporter: amber frey, her recordings, her testimony, were the key. and with the whole country watching, scott peterson was convicted of murdering his wife, laci, and their unborn son, conner. >> i'm never going to get over this. i don't see how any parent will get over it. you just have to get through it. >> i remember covering that story. >> absolutely. he's on death row to this day. >> he is. you can see much more of this case on a two-hour "dateline nbc" special. that's 9:00, 8:00 central time. let's go to al with a check of the weather. "today's weather" is brought to you by nondrowsy claritin and
clarispray products. >> we have the pollen forecast for you. and it's looking high for tree pollen today. looking at a high from the southwest, on into the mid mississippi river valley. we've also got a risk of strong storms. enhanced risk from northern texas into central oklahoma. extends all the way into the mid-atlantic states. tomorrow the mid-atlantic coast to louisiana. 23,000 square miles for damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes. rainfall amounts, flash flooding possible. four to six inches of rain, from oklahoma into southern illinois. as we make our way into the mid-atlantic states for the weekend, there is a flood risk with upwards of four inches of rain possible or m good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your umbrella. first round of showers moving through this morning. keeping temperatures in the 50s. then we'll get a break. the temperatures warm into the 70s for delaware, and into the
upper 60s for the lehigh valley. but the next round of showers is due in for the afternoon commute, and into the early evening hours for new jersey, the suburbs, for philadelphia. and also in the lehigh valley and delaware, too. that's when we could see some heavy downpours. and it's clearing out for saturday. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. it's 8:15. it's time for a segment called "what's trending today." what is trending? >> i love this one. they say a picture's worth 1,000 words. >> sure. >> going to show you this. this one is worth 1,001. a teenager from california tweeted this photo. let me give you this story here. her mom has thyroid cancer and has to be isolated in her bedroom during radiation treatment. what did his dad do? set up the desk outside the door, to look in, and keep her company the entire time. the heartwarming photo going
viral. receiving an outpouring of love and support. >> that's amazing. >> beautiful. >> the doorway, it's metaphorically a window in their relationship. it really is. >> when you see the picture, you get that lump in your throat. it's beautiful. we're going to shift gears. now, when you were kids, back in the olden days, when you had a loose tooth, were you a wiggler? you would wiggle? did you hear about tying a string to the tooth and shut the door. apparently, people are still doing it. take a look at this. >> there's only one more little string left. as soon as we close this door, we'll have ice cream and candies and movies, everything. >> it's ready to come out. >> one more little drop. >> be brave. >> it just fell out. >> oh, my god. >> is that not amazing? >> little brother for the win.
>> he did him a favor. >> one flick of the wrist. >> that's perfect. >> like the silence and the laughter. the shock. >> my mom used to do that. let me see, bam. i didn't think -- >> i didn't think people did the string. i thought that was from olden days. didn't know anybody actually did that. >> little kid goes, man up. >> how about another hilarious kid stunt video going viral? check out, this is from a letter that one parent received from their child's school. here's what it reads. dear parent, nathan has been doing good in all of its classes except for one, the video game class. if he doesn't stay up all night playing video games, he will get kicked out of school. let him stay up all night. start tonight. >> seems legit. >> is it? this led to a lot of these letters and notes being shared online. this was my favorite. student's name as been deleted.
has a condition that makes it so when she does home wowork, it slowly kills her. don't send home any homework. >> there's so many of these. here's a good one. a student forging a note from his parents to his teacher. mrs. clifton, ronnie can bring his playstation to class. i'm his mom, and what i say goes. ronnie's mom. >> this child, nailing his parents signature. took a lot of time. mommy. >> and the hearts. >> yes. >> very cool. mr. daly, "pop start." >> bette midler made her return to stage in the broadway revival of "hello dolly." the 71-year-old singer and actress, receiving a standing ovation and rave reviews. it's been 50 years since bette midler was in a production of this scale and scope. a woman of many talents gets many, many flowers, weighing her down and taking a fall on stage there. she had this to say after the show --
>> i've done a lot of shows. i've been at this for 50 years. and i've never lived through anything like this. i'm surprised i'm still standing. in fact, i wasn't standing. i fell over at the curtain call. but it was great. star-studded opening night. sarah jessica parker, andy coen, sarah paulson, all in attendance, just to name a few. now, to the royals. prince woman, duchess kate and prince harry, sat down to talk about mental health. they've been making strides with their mission to advocate its importance. and now, will and kate opening up challenges of becoming a first-time parent. >> remember the first few days with little george. you have no idea what you're doing. no matter how many books you read, nothing can prepare you for it. >> there's no training that teaches you how to do it. you learn from prior generations and hope you can translate it into what you want to do. >> the closest you're going to get to a riles reality show.
william and harry talking about losing their mother, princess diana, at such a young age. they discussed cham ee eed char surrounding the london marathon. >> who gets voted off the island? serena williams on the heels of a pregnancy announcement. showed this video on instagram. some are calling it a baby moon. the capture reads with great power comes great responsibility. we're wishing them nothing but the best. that is your "pap start" today. let's head over to mr. lawyer. >> thank you very much. nearly 30% of americans drink at least one can of soda every day. a lot of people opt for diet drinks, thinking they're doing something better for them. it's a better option. a new study the calling that into question. it suggests that sugar understand t substitutes increases your risk of stroke and dementia. dr. oz is here. people to this because they
think they're making a healthier shois. sometimes people do it on doctors' records. >> thousands of people followed over years. paem who drink diet soda have brain aging. how often they have strokes. three-times more likely, than normal. looking at the brain. the brain was shrinking. you lose cognitive function, which means you're not as smart. and that leads to dementia. three-times for demen stra with diet soda drinkers. >> during the study, they did not ask which of the suing esug substitutes they were consuming. >> you're asking, what do you remember having done? >> it might be inaccurate. >> it might be inaccurate. diet sodas are part of the puzzle. did they switch, as you dis 'cause di
discussed, from regular to diet. it's not a good enough switch. >> let's ask the important question. why? why is there a connection between some of the substitutes and things like stroke, brain shrinkage and dementia. >> i called the author, dr. pace. and he doesn't know, either. this an important issue. it could be that it's affecting the way your brain perceives sweetness. you put something sweeter. i taste but i didn't get sugar. get some more. it tricks the brain. and it changes our gut flora. that might be a big part of why people gain weight or develop high blood pressure, high cholesterol. >> the beverage association said, according to the national institutes of health, many risk factors can increase an individual's likelihood of developing stroke and dementia. nih does not mention zero
calorie sweeteners as a risk factor. there's a lot of possible reasons. >> the researchers control for many of the factors that the association mentioned. it's not a good enough transition. i have better ideas, if you don't mind. if you can go cold turkey, good for you. if you want a beverage or social e meant, that's a way to get around it. take some sparkling water and mix it into your soda. if it's sugary or. >> just dilute it. >> you'll be surprised. you'll be surprised that it tastes good enough that you'll find it palletible. this option of diluting your soda should be tried by everybody watching right now. >> this is what you want people to do because you know what the temptation will be. they're going to watch this and hear about the study and say, i'm going back to regular sodas. >> that's the worst thing you can do. we know why sugary sodas are bad for you. they increase all of the things i talked about. don't go backwards. i think that most physicians
after reading the study will stop saying, switch to the diet stuff. they will say, get off it completely or find one of the options that works for you. there's sparkling waters that titillates your tongue. and they don't have artificial sweeteners. >> doc, good information. you can watch more of him weekdays on the dr. oz show. check local listings. he will be back to held you drop ten pounds by the start of summer. carson? >> matt, thanks. i'm here with the winners of the first two rouns of "today's next big thing." coming up, our third finalist and we're goi let's go, she's a dog. [ whimpers ] find ping-pong. find your awesome with the xfinity x1 voice remote. that's amazing!
nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning, i'm vai sikahema. 8:30. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. >> vai, rain is falling, keeping temperatures in the low 50s right now. cloudy, dreary view, but you can see across the delaware, fog is not an issue here. rain, though, is falling in king of prussia, westchester, trenton, now seeing rain. the rain is on the moving, moving east. so it's not going to raining al morning. around noontime, skies will be claud cloudy but dry. next round of wet weather early this morning and a chance of more showers and possibly thunderstorms as we head through the evening commute. thank you, bill. let's get a check on the roads with nbc 10 first alert traffic
reporter, jessica boyington. >> moving through center city now, the vine street expressway, cameras around 24th street actually don't look too bad, especially with the combination of the morning rush and the rain. but coming over the ben franklin bridge, right before you get to this point, if you're headed down the vine, also watch for big delays moving into philadelphia. the schuylkill expressway also slow in some spots, creating drive times where we see some red and mainly yellow. 32 minutes now on the westbound side from the vine to the blue route. back to you. thank you, jessica. happening today in philadelphia, federal prosecutors are expected to announce a list of witnesses and evidence that they'll present at the corruption trial of district attorney seth williams. the trial is scheduled for may 31st. williams is facing bribery and extortion charges. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. i'm vai sikahema. the "today" show in a few minutes.
♪ good morning. it's friday morning, the 21st of april. a little rainy day. but the crowd is happy in their ponchos to start the weekend. >> we love it out here on a day like today. by the way, coming up, the grand finale of "today's next big thing." we're going to reveal the winner of round three. he or she will join our other two finalists. then, the big moment. we're going to find out who is going to qvc. >> that's going to be big. karlie kloss is here. she's going to tell us how she is making a difference in the fashion world.
and homemade pasta may sound intimidating. but we're going to give you tips that create a restaurant-worthy dish. >> can we do one thing. jessica ettinger, created siriusxm is leaving us today. >> i am going to cnbc. i'm staying in the family. >> absolutely. jess, no one works harder and does it more with a smile. you're awesome. we're going to miss you. >> i miss you already. thanks for going on the radio with us. >> we had fun talking to you over the last three years. thank you so much. now, we go over to al. >> all right, guys. got a couple of special guests here. tomorrow is the largest grassroots fund-raiser for parkins research in the u.s. to talk more about it is the daughter of the late muhammad ali. and the ceo of the parkin's
research foundation, parkinson's allian alliance, karl wacarole walton. we are all still mourning the loss of your dad, who is a hero to so many around the world. how is your family doing? >> my family is well. my to father had parkinson's for 35 years with grace and courage. we want people to know about their disease, to manage it and have courage and be proactive with it. >> and, carole, this walk is so important. how does it help families each year? >> it's incredible, al. unlike a lot of diseases, we have a lot of therapies for parkinson's disease. but the key is, you really need to see a movement disorder specialist. not your primary care doctor or not a general neurologist. you have to have someone who knows how to mix that cocktail of medications to make sure you have the best quality of life. exercise is the best prescription. >> that's why the parkinson's walk this weekend, so important in new york city. and of course, all across the
country. you can check our website, today.com. and we will have more information. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> tha good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your umbrella. first round of showers moving through this morning. keeping temperatures in the 50s. then we'll get a break and the temperatures warm into the 70s for delaware and into the upper 60s for the lehigh valley. but the next round of showers is due in for the afternoon commute and into the early evening hours for new jersey, the suburbs, for philadelphia, and also in the lehigh valley and delaware, too. that's when we could see some heavy downpours. and it's clearing out for saturday. have a great day. ♪ >> mr. roker, thank you very much. now, the moment we've been counting down to all week. we're about to crown the winner of "today's next big thing." and we're going to send that champion over to qvc to sell
their winning product on the saturday morning "q" show. our judges who get to decide this thing. anna baker, qvc's director of global merchandising. jill martin, the creative correct director for qvc's g.i.l.i. and mr. al roker who is mr. al roker. now up, tuesday's winner. in is yair reiner from brooklyn, new york. my product is the fry wall. it tackles the worst part of cooking, the mess. letting you cook anything from a mountain of spinach to fried chicken, while keeping your stove top protected from spills and splatter. >> yair, come on out. i love those doors. i do. nice to see you, yair. take your place. hang on one second. now, it is time to introduce or reintroduce wednesday's winner. >> my name is kevin bunn.
i'm from clayton, north carolina. my product is the sackdak. i think the sockdock is the next big thing because it saves time and money and relationships, by keeping socks in pairs so you never have to sort, match or search for socks ever again. >> yes, it does save relationships. kevin, come on out. hey, kevin, how are you? >> how are you doing? >> nice to see you. take your spot right here. and finally, let's reveal for the first time our finalist from thursday. >> hi. my name is krista barnett. and i live in queens, new york. my product is bootband. it is today's next big thing because it's only removable botd expander in the world. i want you to connect to your style. all you have to do is pull it, pop it, clip it and zip it. >> all right, krista barnett. come on out, krista. congratulations. nobody knew you won until right
now, from thursday. nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> you guys all ready? i want to give our judges one more chance to ask a couple of questions. >> congratulations on being here. our viewers are loving your products. i have a question for frywall. a lot of people have splatter screens already. and we were discussing this. how is it different for someone who has that? >> a splatter screen does a decent job when it's on the pan. but if you have to flip a burger, you can't get in without taking it off, in which point the splatter goes everywhere. the splatter screens capture some steam. you can't reduce a sauce very well. and if you're frying a steak, you're not going to get a good sear on it. and you can't use it to toss a lot of spinach because you can't get into the pan. this is a great way to contain the mess from a stir fry, greens, anything of that kind. >> any other questions. >> i think we're good. looks great. >> no? not for anybody else? >> i thought you meant -- sockdock.
you talk about hanging it up. but for me, closet space is a premium. where can you use this? >> you can hang it anywhere. it has a hanger. it will hang on a doorknob. if you hang it in the closet, you no longer need a sock drawer. my 3-year-old uses a sockdock. i can't get her to put the clothes in the hamper, but she uses the sockdock. it helps with the motor schools. we're happy to get her to do that. >> here's what we're going to do. we're going to give our judges time to deliberate. don't take too much time. you start to do that. krista, how does it feel? have you been an entrepreneurial person your whole life? >> i sure have. i've been inspired by my mother, my grandmother. and i was actually running another business when i got this inspiration for the bootband. i immediately closed that business and began working on a three-year process to invent this product. >> somebody's life is about to
be changed with a quick trip right over to qvc to sell one of these great products. judges -- jill, why don't you stand up. here is our "today" trophy. we'll let you do the honors. >> thank you again. we have to pick one winner. an it the yair reiner from frywall. >> way to go, yair. >> congratulations, everybody. >> thank you. >> you're "the next big thing." we'll see you tomorrow selling live on saturday morning "q." >> congratulations. fantastic. we're going to follow your progress and the progress of both of you, as well. you've got bright futures, as well. to our producers, you could have warned me about the confetti. and thanks to the judges, as well. tune into qvc to watch saturday morning "q." supermodel karlie kloss opens up about her passion away
we are back at 8:41. carly karlie kloss is known for walking the runway for the biggest designers in the world. she happens to be a role model in code with klossy camps. i loved finding this out about you. i had no idea that you were into coding and technology and science. >> oh, yeah. >> but you say you're a big nerd. >> i'm a total nerd. i'm proud about it. >> yeah. >> how did you get into coding? >> i've always been really curious about math and science. and about three years ago, i took a coding class for the first time. and realized how code is the secret language that powers all of the technology that we touch,
on a daily basis. >> so, when you went to that class for the first time, were people looking at you like, aren't you the one from -- >> they're like, i think i recognize you. yeah. it was probably a little unexpected for a lot of people. but it's amazing, what you can do with it. >> tell me about these camps because you fell in love with codling. an then, you had the idea, wait a minute. i think other young girls can get a lot out of this. >> yeah. it's incredible how this skill can be applied in so many industries. i work in fashion. and i really realize that every industry is being transformed by tech. and what i really wanted to do was offer these opportunities to young women to learn how to code because it can really open just about any door you want in fashion, in -- i mean, you can take it in so many creative ways. and so -- >> these -- you got this summer, 15 camps in 10 cities.
>> yeah. an exciting summer ahead. 15 camps. we're going to have over 300 students. and so, applications are open now, for the next two weeks. as many young women out there between the ages of 13 and 18, who want to be in our camps. >> we were talking about that. that's a hard age. you said even for you that was a hard age, i can't imagine. i see a supermodel before me. >> well, 13 to 18, i feel like is a tough age for any girl. and i -- i think i was six foot-plus at 13 anyway. that made it harder. >> it is a tricky time. it's nice to have girls cling to and get excited about something substantive. >> yeah. it is amazing to watch these girls come alive in the class. they are all have different interests. different passions. but this kind of self-accusation that happens when they realize they can learn these skills. and unlock, like i said, their own potential, to really use it in creative ways. >> you're a student anotht nyu.
in a relationship with josh kushner. a lot of people, his brother is jared kushner, who is a senior adviser to the president and ivanka trump, who is his wife. has that been strange to suddenly have that kind of spotlight on the family? >> not for me. i mean, my focus, really, i keep very busy with my modeling career. this has been a big focus for me, the code with klossi camps this summer. this is what i spend my time on. >> 10 years from now, 15 years from now, do you see yourself doing something in the science field? >> i feel like i already am. and learning these skills now, has opened my eyes, if nothing else, to how even though i don't work in the tech industry in my day job, i -- it helps me understand how it works. and i think that's what this is. it's a secret language that the
earlier you can understand it, and learn how to code, you can use it in anyway you want. and so, that's what i want to tell to all the young ladies out there. >> i know. i like how you call it a superpower. >> it is. >> thank you very much. if you want to learn about code with klossy camps, go to today.com. meet the dad who has found a creative way to own the school drop-off. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> he embarrasses me all the time. >> reporter: bradley hurst did not realize his regular clothes were humiliating his daughter, s sidney. >> she said, you cannot wear that to school. and it was shorts and a t-shirt. >> reporter: so, dad came up with a better way to embarrass his daughter. >> i dressed up in a wig and an outfit. and it went from there. >> i was completely embarrassed. i would duck down so no one could see me. >> reporter: dad and daughter negotiated a deal. no texts and no social media while driving to school, or he gets out of his car dressed in costume. >> i have to turn my phone off and put it away in my bag. if it's on, he will get out of the car and walk me into school. and i have never had my phone on. ever. >> reporter: the joke snowballed into a weekly tradition. >> during the summer olympics, i was michael phelps. i was a secret service agent
during inauguration day. and pharaoh for the passover holiday. a chippen dale. i've been richard simmons. >> that was the first one. everyone enjoyed it, except me. >> reporter: sidney's iconic teenage stare, immortalized in every photo. let's see the look. >> i can do it. ready? it means i'm annoyed. >> and i'm going to do it more. >> yep. >> reporter: dad's creative costumes captivated fans on social media. >> each week, the number of likes and friend comments and how happy it made people feel was really cool. what's nice is people from all over the country are sending me ideas. so, i won't ever run dry. >> sadly. >> reporter: on friday morning, the big reveal. ♪ who is ready to rocki 'n' roll all the way to school today? >> all-star.
>> a few photos for social media. >> you have to do a better face than that. >> reporter: and then, to school. but for dad, the drive was about much more than embarrassing his daughter. what are we studying in history today, baby? >> yesterday, we took a test on the beginning of the civil war. >> maybe i'll dress as abe lincoln next week then. >> no. >> it's hard with a 14-year-old to talk to them. they come home, they're on their phone. this is a way i found i get my time with my little girl. >> oh, my god. there's a teacher. >> are you serious? where? >> reporter: you like this, don't you? >> i do. i hate to say it. but i do. >> reporter: when she admits that she loves this? >> it means everything. that's what it's all about. >> reporter: and the special father/daughter times, creating unique memories, one costume at a time. >> when we're together, we're going to have fun. somehow, someway. and you're creating memories for a lifetime. >> bye, sid.
love you. >> reporter: for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, jacksonville, florida. >> cute. up next, we're cooking up delicious pasta. you know what nudey is? >> yes. >> yeah. >> make nudey two ways. >> i know what nudey ♪ ♪ ♪ with simply right checking from santander bank, just make one deposit, payment, withdrawal, or transfer each month to waive the monthly fee. and there's no minimum balance. you're alright with simply right checking from santander bank.
this morning on "today food" how to make restaurant favors at home. scott is the owner of fusco new york. fusco is your xwgrandmother's maiden name? >> yes. i need the contact. >> you're making nudey. i say gnocchi. >> gnocchi is made with potatoes the but that falls under the category of a dumpling. and that what this is. no nudey is the interior of a r ravioli. >> what if you don't have double zero flour? >> a.p. flour. all-purpose is fine. we have recot ricotta. add the double-zero flour. the panko, the salt. >> just the yolks? >> just the yolks.
we mix that just as it comes together. we don't want to mix it too much. we don't want it to be too tough. i like to test a little bit of it and make a little ball. i've done it before where i make one. i make them all. they don't work. >> if you test this and it comes out right, you know your consistency is goo here and you can keep going. >> exactly. that's what we've done. we put them on a bed of flour. we have semolina there. i put them in the refrigerator for a few hours. >> you take them out and put them in boiling water how long? >> boiling, salted water. enough salt tastes like broth. >> let's make what we're going to serve them with. >> we have a little reserved pasta cooking liquid. a little bit of butter. a little butter inside here. that's going to create the sauce. that's going to take the gnoc i gnocchi, and cook them together with the liquid. >> we got downstairs ready to
taste this. how is this? >> we're loving it. look who is at our table. karlie kloss and willie geist. >> this is delicious. >> loving it. >> pasta for breakfast. >> peas go in now. how long is this going to cook? >> this will cook for about two minutes or so. and will reduce down. the starches in the nudey will be released with the butter. finish with chives. and basically, this is it. the final product right here. we're going to put the nice butter sauce, with parmesan cheese. >> we have asparagus on the side. and another one. >> a ragu of porcini mushrooms and sausage. >> that is fantastic. congratulations on the new restaurant. willie, you're a nudey fan. tell me what's coming up on
sunday? >> i'm an expert on fund nudey. coming up on "sunday today," one of scott's buddies, marcus samuelsson, the great chef that runs red rooster of harlem. he takes me on a walking tour of food in harlem. we hit some italian, puerto rican and mexican. he has an incredible story, as well. >> than fantastic, willie. thank you to the nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 9:00 a.m. rainy out there for many of you. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. bill? >> we saw the rain move through east and first thing this morning. now it's just cloudy skies over east, but the rain has moved on. wilmington, philadelphia, trenton into south jersey, some moderate showers now. in portions of south jersey, this will continue to move to the east. so we'll be drying out this
morning. temperatures have been rain-cooled this morning. 48 degrees in the suburbs. 52 degrees in philadelphia. and 50s for the lehigh valley and delaware, too. we'll get more showers and possibly thunderstorms later today. all right, thank you, bill. let's get a check on the roads now with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington. >> watching the schuylkill line. the eastbound side right here, right around montgomery drive, 33 minutes right now, speeds down to the 20s. so a slow go in that direction. back to you. >> all right, thank you, jessica. and this morning we have the first details for the wawa welcome mark july 1st concert, the finale of the six-day festival from june 29th to july 4th. this year's theme is everyone is a history-maker. on the 4th a free concert at 7:00 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30. mary j. blige will headline the concert on the ben franklin parkway. and also phillies' own boyz ii
men will be honored. nbc 10 will broad was the wawa july 4th convert in its entirety. watch them on nbc 10.com or the nbc 10 app. it's going to be a great summer and great 4th of july. i'm vai sikahema. another update coming up in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. now back to the "today" show. have a great day. we'll see you at the bottom of the hour.
this morning on "today's take" get on your feet. gloria estefan is our celebrity coe host. and the rhythm is going to get you with our freebie friday giveaway. and a supersimple pot pie that we guarantee your kids will love. coming up right now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. it is a big friday. not only is it freebie friday, april 21st, 2017. the music, "conga." >> does it get any better? >> i don't think so. we have gloria estefan from miami sound machine. >> so happy to be here. >> this is so fantastic.
>> i'm thrilled to be here. i love being with you and with you. >> good morning. >> for so many people, they know your music. and get your story. your broadway show is killing it every night on broadway. "on your feet" which is the tight. your music gets everybody on their feet. and you see this. what was the first time you saw this on the broadway stage? >> i cried like a baby. >> did you? >> years ago, i had a dream that was prophetic. and i just dreamed an entire broadway show. but the weird thing is, i was watching it from the second row. so, when we had our first full-on complete rehearsal right before the previews in chicago, i was sitting in the second row. and i go, here it is. i told him, i wish i could remember the music. we had not written a lot of it. it was strange but wonderful.
and it's the story of your life playing out. the music part is easy. seeing your family portrayed and seeing myself. it's weird, i got to say. emilio is in my love story. the beautiful thing is to see grown men crying. i love that, in several parts of the show. and seeing the audience being moved. we'll sit in the back row so we don't interrupt the proceeds. it's great. >> was your family like -- shouldn't we have somebody better looking playing me? >> well, emilio's brother who is not in it, is like, where am i in the play? where am i? i tried to put my daughter in the play. but she wasn't born yet. can't we do an epilogue and this happened? no. it finishes here and it's over. and my mom, i said, mom, we're going to share our story. buckle your seat belt. and alex, our writer, says you're a nightmare to write for. i go, why? he says, you have no conflict.
let me introduce you to my mom. >> talking about cool. our freebie friday will get people on their feet. it is the biggest freebie friday we have ever done for you folks at home. >> yes. love that. >> we don't want to forget about you at home. all right? >> we're not forgetting you at home. >> there's so many people around the country who want to see the show. >> a good excuse. >> and the show's going to go to them, too, after contact. >> start touring. >> the touring company will be on broadway. but the touring company will be starting, i think buffalo is the preview. and miami is the official open. >> miami. >> can you imagine? >> wow. >> it will be nuts. it getting hit up for tickets left and right. >> i would think in miami, you could set up a permanent company. >> no. that would be nice. but they have places to go and they plan this so much in advance. it's getting complicated. >> i heard it's a big party. >> we like to play a game we're calling this one, gloria or
glory-no. >> we have so much fun. and it's a disco ball. >> these are the fun facts we pulled off of the internet. are they true in. >> should i be scared? >> my daughter wrote a song for my "on your feet" musical. if i never got to tell you. who is guessing? >> that's a glory-yeah. >> really? >> who is winning? >> this is for information. we're playing a game later, about knowing the lyrics of your song. you said your daughter doesn't know the lyrics to your songs. >> i found out this year, that my 22-year-old daughter has been singing the wrong lyrics to "conga." >> she thought it said, come on -- once the music hits your sister -- >> your sister? >> she goes, come on shake your body -- wait. >> come on baby shake your body, do the conga. >> but there was something about the mother.
>> feel the rhythm mother is it getting stronger? why am i excludeing the men in this song of your creation. >> she thought it was feel the rhythm mother get it stronger. once the music hits your sister. >> once the music hits your sister. >> why would it just be the women? here we go. i worked as an english-spanish-french translator at the airport. that is a glory-yeah. i saw interesting things. i was the only one that worked on sundays between 1:00 and 9:00. >> what was interesting? >> a lot of drugs coming in interesting places. an 80-year-old lady with a hire drier, the old fashioned type, fully loaded. we coufound out because they wo plug things in. or when i had to tell a none un
remove her clothes because she was smuggling a salami under her robe, a habit. i went to a catholic school. that was particularly disturbing for me. sister, can you lose your habit? thank you, no. my full name is gloria maleros glory estefan. it's missing a couple names. >> really? >> it's -- yeah. we missed a couple names. >> you killed my father. >> you know what happens in latin culture? nobody wants to be excluded. you have to include the maternal and paternal grandparents on both sides. >> i like that you can trace your lineage that way. >> there's a lot of garcias, as well. >> really? >> yeah. a lot. >> are there any glory-noes in here. >> emilia and i played music
together as a wedding band. i joined his band. miami latin boys. they go, we're not just boys anymore. she's sticking around. so, that's when they changed the name. >> i would be willing to bet your music is plays more at weddings. >> "conga" for sure. i'm sure is in every wedding. and in spanish, it's a very romantic song that emilio and i wrote together. >> and the grand finale. >> i've only had one boyfriend in my life. yeah. >> glory-yeah. >> yeah. my first and only, baby. >> glory-yeah. >> you got a great deal. >> he did. yes, he did. >> the only remaining virgin in the '70s there. the '70s was a wild time. >> from a nun hiding salami to that. >> it's past 9:00. shall i move to the next topic? >> yeah. >> frogs versus the flu. what length would you go to --
glory-no. just kidding. >> i think al would look great with this. >> you have to spin around. >> exactly. >> what length would you go to avoid getting the flu? there's nothing worse. you all know that, right? >> it's bad. >> would you kiss a frog to avoid getting the flu? >> hmm. >> we asked this because ooh study from emory university, found that the slime coating indian frogs has cured mice of the flu and could be a remedy for you, at home. the slime. >> would you have to lick the frog? actually, yes. >> i can't imagine. >> see now? >> that was close. >> you have to kiss it on the flips? >> you have to lick it. frogs are slimy. i remember sophomore year, al. in high school, i refused to dissect the frog. i taook the "f." >> that was dead already.
>> imagine licking a live one. >> i don't have a problem with frogs. i think they're cute. >> you would lick it? >> i might not go as far as to lick it. >> would you kiss it? >> yeah. if it made me feel better, probably. i would. >> but the flu shot might be easier. >> or maybe they could take the slime and put it in a vaccine. >> a little frog. >> kiss it. >> there you go. >> you kiss it and it tushes into a prince. >> that never happens. >> and you've only dated one. >> he was a prince already. not a frog. >> worked out well. >> glory-yeah. if you love amy schumer, you're going to love her more. wait until you hear what she said did for a complete stranger. she missed his frog. >> whoops. >> whoops. >> he we gave people cottonelle® to try and asked >> whoops. >> he "how clean do you feel after going to the bathroom?" (laughter) (laughter) then we asked the experts i feel as clean as a little, white tiny kitten. a ah ooh, a twinkling iceberg!
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bathroom. she asked the employee, what's the best mattress in here? and the employee pointed out the mattress that was like $2,000. and amy schumer bought it for her. >> come use our bathroom. i have a plane i want to show you. that's amazing. >> when you're on stage, have you demean-- has that ever happ >> for singers, you have to hydrate profusely before you sing. but there's some magic that happens when you're on the stage that you forget all about it. but you better believe that the second you're off, it changes. and we had done a concert in mexico city at a stadium. 110,000 people. and they said you have to go from the stage to your car and to the airport because you'll get stuck there for hours. we had to get the plane out before the flying time was done. i stopped at the toll plaza. i made them stop the car. and i got out. and i asked them, please, is there a bathroom here? and all of the security guards
following me to the bathroom in the toll plaza. that was an interesting bathroom. >> is that one of the craziest places you had to go? >> for me, yes. for emilio, he ended up in the bathroom with the pope, in the vatican. >> no way. >> by mistake. >> how does that happen? >> we were waiting in line to meet the pope. i had performed for him in the vatican. and emilio had been, not able to go for like two, three hours. for security. and we get in line for the pope. he goes, i have to go. you can't. stay. we're in the pope line. he goes, i'm sorry. i have to go. he escapes. and asks somebody for directions. he turned the wrong way and opens a door. and who is waiting there, the pope. and he says, he didn't know what to say. and he looked at him and said, god bless you. i think he has that covered. >> that's hilarious. nobody has a story after that. >> that's a good one. do you wonder if you,
yourself, smell? >> there's times when i workout and you have to runout. >> are you saying something? >> not at all. that's one of life'se biggest challenges. that's a challenge if we ourselves smell. we get used to our own scent. >> the boys will play. they come in smelling like puppies. >> i call it sun smell. you stink? we do? yes. they can't smell it. >> i can smell perfume because i can't tell how much i'm putting on. >> your nose has gotten used to it. if you want to hack a cleanse for your pallet, your smell p palate, try coffee beans. you take a whiff of coffee. you just -- and it's a reset to your scent receptors. >> that's interesting. >> i smell like coffee. >> and you go -- >> that's right. exactly. you should just keep coffee beans under your arm.
>> it worked, really. i smell my purr fumperfume. >> do you test perfume? do they give you something to smell between? >> like wine, when you're supposed to spit it out, with wine tasting. that's not happening. >> exactly. >> just give me a little shot. >> so true. >> we reached out to the nbc medical team. and their response is, can the medicine say there's evidence that smelling coffee will let you smell your own stink better? no. but we do like this answer. just ask your spouse. they know. >> or they better not tell you the truth or they're in trouble. >> wow. how about you do the weather? >> okay. the weather doesn't stink. let's show you what we have happening. clear skies along the west coast. but strong storms in the central plains. we're looking at wet weather south of miami. we have wet weather pushing through the northeast, as well. we have a risk of strong storms today. 12 million peek folks at risk
from texas to oklahoma. tomorrow, it moves to the east. a risk of strong storms. 23,000 square miles. damaging winds and hail likely. look another the rainfall. four to six inches today back through the central plains. and then, we get to sunday, in the alleghenies, the lach good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your umbrella. first round of showers moving through this morning. keeping temperatures in the 50s. then we'll get a break. the temperatures warm into the 70s for delaware, and into the upper 60s for the lehigh valley. but the next round of showers is due in for the afternoon commute, and into the early evening hours for new jersey, the suburbs, for philadelphia, and also in the lehigh valley and delaware, too. that's when we could see some heavy downpours. it's clearing out for saturday. have a great day. >> and that is your latest weather. so, april is volunteerism
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and we're getting the party started. the first time we had somebody as tall as me. >> i think you're taller. >> how tall are you? >> five feet. i lost two inches in that accident. >> thanks to "on your feet" the musical, we're giveri ingiving e tickets to the show this weekend, along with cds, signed by you. >> and we have something big for all of you, too, if you're 18 or over. >> see who wants to win. since it's you, we're going to let you give them out. wherever your heart leads you. >> you're holding two of them. >> i'm going to hold them and give them to you. these feiolks have been out her. it was raining earlier. >> they're hard-core fans. >> is it still raining? maybe not? okay. i don't want you to have to run in those heels. those are killer heels. listen to this. >> hey. >> okay. >> i'm okay. yay. >> good morning.
>> hello. uh-oh. >> okay. >> there we go. >> good morning. >> hey, everybody. it's gloria. >> how are you? [ cheers and applause ] >> how are you guys? gloria is giving tickets away for her musical. how are you? how's it going? hello. >> you want to pick the first one? >> who wants two tickets to "on your feet"? >> tickets to the musical. >> what's your name? >> christy campbell. >> where are you from? >> dublin, ohio. >> hey. >> okay. >> come on, guys. >> she's so nice. she shakes everybody's hands. >> all the way -- >> pick somebody else. >> you want to see the show? all right. there you go. hello.
>> one more. one more. how could i not? >> thank you so much. i love you. >> what's your name? >> betsy from ohio. >> from ohio. congratulations. >> ohio's in the house today. >> all right, al. what about our viewers at home? >> i'm going to tell you, sheinelle, gloria. this is so exciting. it's our biggest giveaway ever for our fans watching at you at home. "on your feet" the musical. we are giving away 45 pairs of tickets to "on your feet" on tuesday, april 25th, wednesday, april 26th, or thursday, april 27th. you have to get here. visit facebook.com/todaystake to find out how to enter. we hope you will like us. coming up, gloria is coming back inside with a cowle uple of lots of wrinkle creams believe
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nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 9:30. one round of rain has moved in. another is coming in a little bit later this afternoon. let's check in with first alert meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. >> right you are, vai. the first round is tapering off now in philadelphia. clouds are staying put for now. there goes the rain, the last few showers are crossing the delaware. and the heavier showers have really tapered off. now it's just a steady rain in camden and burlington counties, heading into ocean county. the temperatures, they're stuck in the 40s and 50s right now. 48 degrees in the suburbs. 56 degrees in delaware. another round of rain comes in this afternoon. thank you, bill. let's get a check on the roads with first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington. >> watching slow downs on 95, no
surprise there with the morning volume and rain. the southbound side, wood hafb road to the vine, 35 minutes past the betsy ross bridge. speeds into the 20s. we're also seeing big delays on the p.a. turnpike because there is a crash on the eastbound side just around mile marker 3. usually 21 to 22 minute trip. 15 minutes from valley forge to route 1. back to you. the family of convicted cop killer eric frein expected to ask for mercy as the penalty phase of his trial resumes today. yesterday the widow of the straight trooper shot and killed in 2014 told jurors about her family's difficulties. the jury will decide if train will get life in prison. now an nbc 10 exclusive. the school district is investigating how this 5-year-old little girl was dropped off at the wrong bus stop this week. she wandered alone for more than half an hour before she was eventually reunited with her grandmother. i'm vai sikahema. another update in 25 minutes.
♪ it is a party in here this morning. when you have a grammy-winning music icon like gloria estefan, you know we have to play some of her biggest hits. >> we're making it a game. called "get on your feet" with gloria. we've been teamed up with superfans from des moines, iowa. gloria is going to cue up one of her songs. and the first one of the teams that knows how to finish it, will stand up, get on our feet, and belt it out. >> i am really on the spot. >> yes, you are. >> here we go. >> are you ready? all right, baby. play the song. ♪ what's happening to you before this night is through ♪
♪ ooh, baby ♪ the rhythm is going to get you ♪ >> oh, lord. took a piece of the arm with her. >> so excited. >> have to get the arm back. >> i have a feeling everybody is going to win this game. >> i think everybody knows these. >> and you've been playing my music the whole time. cheating. ♪ guitar scratching you know the rhythm carries all of the action ♪ ♪ turn the beat around >> okay. ♪ love to hear percussion >> she knows the whole song here. i'm taking you on the road with me. backup singer. al, you win that one. >> thank you. >> are we ready for song number three? >> yes. ♪ keep looking on to tomorrow so much in life that's meant for you ♪ ♪ get on your feet >> this is too easy.
>> come on. >> give me something harder, for lord's sake. are we ready for song number four? >> yes. ♪ when i look into your eyes they're going to go from the beginning. ♪ i will do it step by step ♪ ♪ there's nothing to it ♪ one, two, three, four come on, baby, say you love me ♪ >> i heard a bell. i heard a bell go off that time. you must have done something special. and here we are, for song number five. ♪ put it on the line what i hope for would be mine ♪ >> they're stumped? >> i would do anything for you? ♪ get on your feet >> get off your feet, al. ♪ if i could reach you >> that was a hard one, that
one. >> all right. how about "ever lasting love"? >> you know that one. >> now, we're getting requests here? what is this? it's like karaoke. play song number six. ♪ come on, baby shake your body ♪ ♪ do the conga >> all right. what is it? >> the conga. >> the rest of it. ♪ you can't control yourself any longer ♪ >> now what? ♪ feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger ♪ ♪ congratulations. >> hey. >> congratulations, ladies. wow. you get -- oh, n thethere you g the and all of the tickets to "get on your feet." that's fantastic. >> thank you. >> my gosh. i'm exhausted. >> i think we should conga out
of here. >> everybody conga. let's conga. thanks, guys. up next, a recipe that's as easy as pie. chicken pot pie. and above all, it's tasty. okay. what's not to love? right after these messages. hey allergy muddlers are you one sneeze away from being voted out of the carpool? try zyrtec® it's starts working hard at hour one and works twice as hard when you take it again the next day. stick with zyrtec® and muddle no more®.
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we're going to slow it down and show you step-by-step. and we have two friends joining our good friend, sheinelle. we have mykala. >> mykala and sam. mykala just lost a tooth and got 50 bucks from the tooth fairy. >> i'm going to knock out my teeth. >> by the way, i have a question. why don't i have an apron? >> we need an apron for gloria. >> wait. al, come back. >> we need an apron for gloria. >> in the meantime, you can start -- there's our grid stuff. you need. you start a pot pie with pie crust. you melt some butter in here. you're going to saute chopped up carr carrots, celery and onions. >> it helps to have them here and in the pot, so they cook evenly. >> they saute up. and you let them saute, just until they're soft.
>> that's amazing. >> now, you sprinkle in some flour. this is going to be a thickening agent. >> i know, you're a good cook. >> can you use whole wheat flour. i imagine you can make it as healthy as you like? >> you're a good cook. >> i groew up in the kitchen. >> and you take some whole milk. >> should i be stirring for you? >> yes, please. >> you want to put the liquids in slowly. >> slowly. >> not too slowly because we're on tv. >> and then, you've got your chicken broth or stock. >> that looks good. >> you've come to this point. >> that's amazing. >> to save some time, just buy a rotisserie chicken at a store. shred it. >> that's great. >> how great are those? and relatively inexpensive. >> you put the peas in so they don't get mooshy and soggy. >> and salt and pepper. and we come up here.
>> if i had this kitchen, it would be great. >> you take a store-purchased pie crust. and you have the little ramekins that have been lined already. >> i want to take one of those. my grandma would make the chicken pies. i would eat the dough raw. i love it. >> now, we take our -- >> you get it and you throw it like a frisbee across the kitchen. >> wouldn't it be fun to have gloria at your party? >> they like it. >> i love it. >> put that on in. fill it up, not too much. >> the circles will cover it up. >> this, we did it beforehand. >> you buy your store bought crust. >> if you're put in the crust, my grandma would take the fork and decorate it. >> crimp it on the ends. >> and take your floured tops. and like you said, you can crimp them. >> you can make a smiley face on
them. and decorate them. >> when it bakes, the steam escapes. >> and it doesn't pop off. >> put this in the oven at 350. it's fantastic. it's interesting. you got a great pot pie. one of our camera people said this should have been for yesterday, since it was 420. >> oh. >> go ahead and try? >> give it a try. what do you guys think? >> sam? mykala? >> it's really good? >> too good. >> too good. >> super too good. and awesome. i can't believe it. i can't believe that i am eating this. >> that's right. i like that you're prepared. >> have you heard of an agent. tell your daddy, i'm going to be yours. >> no. >> mykala, let me see that smile one more time. >> i'm going to be the weatherman. >> the weatherman? >> i'm going to be your agent. >> oh. >> do you tell mommy every time
she cooks that it's delicious, the food. >> yeah. she talks in her head. >> mykala, you like it? >> so good. >> good job, al. >> an amazing chef you are. >> sam and michaela. to get this recipe and more, and to customize your own tasty junior cookbook, head to today.com/food. let's show you what's happening, your weather for the weekend. strong storms making their way. and could be some flooding in the mid mississippi valley and ohio river valleys. beautiful weather out in the plains. and in the southwest. rain in the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday, look for more flooding possible along the m mid-atlantic and southeastern atlantic states. a few showers along good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your umbrella. first round of showers moving through this morning.
keeping temperatures in the 50s. then we'll get a break and the temperatures warm into the 70s for delaware and into the upper 60s for the lehigh valley. but the next round of showers is due in for the afternoon commute, and into the early evening hours for new jersey, the suburbs, for philadelphia. and also in the lehigh valley and delaware, too. that's when we could see some heavy downpours. and it's clearing out for saturday. have a great day. >> that is your your latest wea. thank you so much. you're so cute. polite, too. zachary quinnto hitting the screen in
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role as a complicated guy, dealing with his mental illness, in the indy film "aardvark," alongside jon hamm and jenny slate. >> let's talk about "aardvark" first. what was special about this role? and talk about it for people that don't know. >> sure. i like relationships in this smoo movie. it's essentially the story of three people who are lost to themselveses and ultimately find their way to each other. and two brothers and a therapist. that's always a good dynamic. >> two brothers and a therapist. >> one of the brothers, the brother that i mri, is struggling with mental health issues. which i thought was relevant and interestingly dealt with in this story. and there's levity to it. there's humor and love in the story. and i thought those were all -- it's well-written by a good friend of mine, who wrote and directed the film. it's his feature debut. i produced the movie, as well.
it's in line with other projects that i've championed in the past. >> jon hamm plays your brother. and you see him in other people. >> that's right. we don't really know the character i play called josh norman. and we don't know in certain aspects whether some of the relationships he has in the movie are real or figments of his imagination. and that's part of his struggle and part of what he's dealing with in his own mental illness. and he's been abandoned. his brother left years ago. and is a successful actor and sends money. and josh is left to fend for himself in a lot of ways. and so, part of that manifests in these relationships with people that he might be making up, as projections of his brother, who he's really longing for and really looking to find again. and to bring back in his life. >> you must have had to study mental illness. >> yeah. and part of the story also, is that -- it's not specific about what he's suffering from because
he doesn't have the resources. and i think, you know, in a -- as we look at our own society, it's interesting that people are really struggling in tern wcert ways to find the resources to diagnose and treat properly. many different mental illnesses have different manifest nations. one of the things we are exploring is josh doesn't know what he's up against. but he's really holding on and doing his best to be productive and a relevant member of society in many ways as he can. >> i was going to be a psychiatrist. >> really? >> so, these things fascinate me. and you're right, it's hard to diagnosis a lot of these things. a lot of blurred lines. and it's important. >> that's a whole other segment. i want to hear that story. >> i was telling him. it's good when gloria is a fan. >> i'm a hajjuge fan.
>> when you did "asylum." i watch "heroes" as well. that's when i first really -- >> that's amazing. >> loved your characterizations. >> a lot of dark energy in those characters. >> interesting and a lot of layers. >> a lot f complexity in them. >> and you played one of the legendary characters, spock, in "star trek." any insight as to what's coming up? >> i don't know, al. we're waiting -- they were working on the script for another one. we'll see how that plays out. but the nice thing about that experience is that you know, the time between those big tent pole films allow us to go off and cultivate a lot of experiences, back on stage doing independent films that i love, that i'm able to do. i'm hopeful that we'll do another one. but there's no guarantees. >> a lot of peel hoople hoping you. "aardvark is premiering" at the
our thanks to gloria estefan. where is gloria and al? we had such a party today. did we lose them? >> oh, hey. >> conga. you can't control yourself any longer. ♪ feel the music is getting stronger ♪ >> hey. ♪ >> you were made for the kang ga. >> i was. and the gong ga was made for me. >> keep going? >> keep going. >> this way? >> oh, yeah. >> what is going on? >> oh,
nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 10:00 a.m. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. bill, more rain and maybe some thunderstorms later? >> yeah. the thunderstorm threat is not a big one. there is a chance we'll see. we'll definitely get more rain showers. the first line of showers has already moved through, and it's pretty much done. just a few sprinkles moving through new castle county and delaware and into south jersey.
steadier rain. clouds, those are going to be hanging in for most of the day. now we could see some breaks of sunshine. so even though we're in the 40s and 50s right now, if we get that break of sunshine, we will pop to near 70 degrees at 3:00. and then later this afternoon for the evening commute, you'll need your umbrella once again. >> thank you, bill. let's get a check oppose on the roads with jessica boyington. >> good drive right now. watch for slippier spots from the earlier rain. otherwise okay. a crash on kreider mill road around freedom valley drive. philadelphia police are questioning two people of interest following a late-night shootout in the city's olgon section. barely missed a man who was sleeping at the time. i'm vai sikahema. we will have another update in
. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> oh my gosh, do not adjust your set. it's try day friday, april 21st. matt lauer, the news man, is filling in. >> here's what happened. i apparently did not read the fine print when they called and said would you like to fill in with hoda. i didn't see it was a friday. >> for us you made an exception? >> of course. i would do itor