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good morning. breaking overnight, a commuter train derailed near san francisco, plunging one car into a creek. passengers attempt to rescue fellow riders. >> we were trying to dig her out while the train was hanging. >> at least nine people injured. image problem. donald trump facing mounti inin criticism for doing this at rallies. >> raise your hand right, everybody. do you swear that you're going to vote for donald trump tomorrow? raise that hand. >> some say he'sagery of a dark in history. we'll talk to donald trump live as voters go to the polls in four more states today. jury awards erin andrews
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million in the trial involving a secretly recorded video of her and her hotel room. will a higher court find that excessive and will she see a much smaller amount? just dropping in. a plane makes an unusual landing at an office park on long island, and a lucky father and daughter have a parachute to thank for saving their lives today, tuesday, march 8th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i look at that landing, i guess you'd call it. >> run it again. >> did you know a plane could come with a parachute? >> if you have the option of getting in a plane with a parachute, you take that option. >> absolutely. we'll have more on that in a bit. we want to get to the breaking news out of california overnight. a commuter train derailed. the lead car filled with
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in a creek. let's go to steve patterson with the story. what can you tell us? >> good morning. passengers say the rain was coming down hard right before the trail derailed. 214 people boarded. thankfully, only nine were injured and just four seriously. everyone is expected to live, but it was a harrowing ride. >> reporter: the commuter train sits partially submerged in the muddy waters of a creek. >> do you know if this is a passenger train or a freight train. >> a passenger train. >> reporter: authorities say the ace train was traveling from san jose to stockton when the first of five cars hit a tree, plunging it into the water. >> i was in the first car that went into the river. >> reporter: passengers describing a harrowing scene. >> it feels unreal. shifted the gravity and we were all panicking. >> reporter: with one woman lying in the mud just under another derailed car
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>> it was under the mudslide, so we were trying to dig her out while the train was hanging. >> crews had to fight the creek's fast-moving currents and smash windows to pull riders from the partially submerged rail car. >> this is an area that is difficult to get to, to get across the creeks, to get everybody off and into a safe area. >> reporter: passengers who weren't hurt huddled for hours in the dark, in cold, waiting for busses to get them home. >> we knew we were in a remote area, so we knew we had some hiking to do. along the train track. i am grateful it wasn't worse. >> this morning, the train car is still partially submerged in the water and no service today, as crews work to make sure the track is safe. matt and savannah? >> steve, thanks very much. now to the presidential race. four states all up for grabs today, including the battlegrounds of michigan and mississippi, on both the republican and democratic sides.
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facing yet another controversy. we'll talk to him live in a moment. first, nbc national correspondent peter alexander is in detroit for us. >> michigan, mississippi, idaho and hawaii get their turn today. no prize bigger than here in michigan. it's the start of an eight-day stretch that could decide the next republican party nominee. >> reporter: marching into mississippi, donald trump again calling on his supporters to pledge their allegiance to trump. >> raise your right hand, everybody. do you swear that you're going to vote for donald trump tomorrow? raise that hand. >> reporter: a request he's made twice before. >> should we do the pledge? should we do the pledge? >> reporter: one prominent jewish leader comparing the loyalty gesture from the trump audience to a nazi salute. t a holocaust survivor blasting it as offensive, obnoxious and
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disgusting. meanwhile, former new york mayor blo bloomberg is saying no to a 2016 run, saying he couldn't win. i believe i could write a number of diverse states, he writes, but not enough to win the electoral college votes necessary to win the presidency. adding, there is a good chance my candidacy could lead to the election of donald trump or ted cruz. that is not a risk i can take in good conscious. still, his deliberations were so serious, the "new york times" reports this ad was already in production. >> no non-idealogical, finally, a new choice. mike bloomberg, president. >> reporter: trump and his opponents trying to get the others to clear the field. >> marco rubio or john kasich is a vote for donald trump. >> vote for kasich or cruz in florida is a vote for donald trump. i'm the only one that has any chance
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florida. >> reporter: also new, this recorded phone message from mitt romney on behalf of rubio. >> if we were to choose donald trump as our nominee, i believe the prospects for a safe and prosperous future would be diminished. >> reporter: rubio is narrowing the gap with trump in his home state of florida according to a poll. here in michigan, john kasich is gaining ground over the weekend after last thursday's demolition derby debate. >> i'm going to be the republican nominee, not donald trump. >> mitt romney's aides say he'd be glad to help rubio, cruz or kasich to beat trump. donald trump is still dominating, up 19 points over tedcruz, 20 over rubio. john kasich in fourth right now. up from 50% in december, now 75% of republicans and republican-leaning voters,
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be the republican nominee. >> all right. peter alexander, thank you. >> donald trump joins us on the phone right now. mr. trump, good morning to you. >> good morning. i love that number. >> i had a feeling. >> i will not disappoint them. believe me. >> i had a feeling you'd like that introduction. negativity is something people hate in a political campaign, but it works. when we look at polling in michigan and in florida that does seem to be tightening, do you think it's a direct result of that scathing takedown by mitt romney and speeches by mitch mcconnell and paul ryan and the attacks you're facing from cruz, rubio and superpacs out there? >> i'm the one that can beat hillary clinton and i'll bring jobs back to the country. mitt romney is a failed candidate. he ran one of the worst presidential campaigns in the history of our country and now he wants to be relevant again. it's disgraceful. >> because of the short time you faced the full wrath of all
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that it will stop your momentum at the most crucial time of this campaign? >> i don't know, matt. i mean, i saw some polls yesterday in michigan where i'm 19 and 20 points up. i saw some very, very good polls. i'm still leading in florida against a failed senator. you know, rubio is a failed senator. he doesn't vote. he's got the worst voting record, one of the worst in the history of the united states senate. he does a terrible job and has problems, to put it mildly. and he can't win anywhere. i agree with ted cruz on that. he says this guy just doesn't win anywhere. at what point do you go with somebody else? but he's doing poorly in florida and if he ran for office in florida right now, he couldn't get elected dogcatcher. he's done such a poor job. >> i'd like to ask you about something you've been doing recently at your rallies, which is having your supporters raise their right hand and say, i pledge to vote for donald trump. as you know, a still image of that at your rallies have gone
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image. in fact, a holocaust survivor says it reminds him of the nazi salute. i wonder how you feel about that comparison and whether it would make you want to perhaps not do it anymore, if people feel that way. >> i think it's ridiculous. we're having such a great time. yesterday, i had 20,000 people in mississippi. i had tremendous crowds in michigan. sometimes, we'll do it for fun. they'll scream at me, do the swear in. do the swear in. they're having such a great time. massive crowds. i get by far the biggest crowds and we're having a good time. until this phone call, i didn't know it was a problem. we were all -- you know. >> in light of that, does it make you -- >> almost everybody in the room raises their hand. we're having a good time. i never knew it was a problem. >> i think it's in combination, mr. trump, with the rhetoric you've used on the campaign trail over the last several months, targeting groups like muslims and
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evokes images of nazi germany and the scapegoating of jews there back in the 1930s and '40s. >> well, i think that's a big, big stretch. i mean, honestly, matt, we've been having such an amazing -- we've been having rallies that are massive. yesterday in mississippi, two days ago in orlando, we had 25,000 people fill up the stadium. it was incredible. we're having these incredible rallies. considering the subject matter is not so good, because our country is in trouble, big trouble, we are having a great time. part of this is that. you know, this would be brought up this morning, i'm surprised to hear it. >> does it bother you? >> if it's offensive, i wouldn't do anything wrong with it. but they're screaming at me to do it, we want to do it. we're all having fun. i never thought it was offensive. >> so because you now know that it is offensive to some people, will you say, okay, let's not do this in the future? >>
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i'd like to find out if that's true. i don't want to offend anybody, but i can tell you that it's been amazingly received. well received. i will look into that, matt. >> i think that's a fair answer. mr. trump, thank you for your time this morning. >> okay. thank you very much. >> thank you. let's bring in chuck todd, nbc's political director, moderator of "meet the press." tell us what we're expecting today. first, let's set the scene with the delegates. >> here's the count now, and it's gotten narrow. the weekend victories by ted cruz, he narrowed the gap. puerto rico on sunday gave rubio a good chunk of delegates. michigan today and also mississippi. what's interesting about both of them, donald trump should win both by double digits. michigan presidential primary in the past, his anti-trade message, it should play well there. the reagan democrats working. mississippi, alabama and tennessee he won, bordering states. if these are
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contests, cruz up, maybe kasich, maybe it's a sign what we saw over the weekend that it wasn't a speed bump and anti-trump forces are coalescing. >> these states set the table for a week from today. >> they do. this is what happens if trump wins florida and ohio a week from today. he builds a huge delegate lead, 300 delegates, not enough time for cruz to catch him and he can probably get this thing. if, of course, trump doesn't win, only wins florida or, in this case, as you can see, it's a 200 delegate gap if he wins florida and loses ohio. but if he loses them both. this is why, by the way, all this talk about rubio dropping out, it's insane because of the early vote. if rubio dropped out today, it hands it to donald trump because there's all this vote that's already taken place that's gone to rubio. no way ted cruz could win it. >> bottom line, if trump wants to get the magic 1,237 delegates before the convention, heas
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win florida and ohio? >> both. if he wins both, he needs 50% of all remaining delegates. that's easy because rubio and kasich get out. if he loses, 67%. not going to happen. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, chuck. let's turn to other news. funeral plans have been announced for former first lady nancy reagan. she'll be laid to rest on friday at her husband's presidential library, where preparations are underway. natalie is there once again this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you, matt. while friday's funeral will be invite only, members of the public who want to pay their respects to nancy reagan will have that opportunity tomorrow and thursday, as she will lie here in repose. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama will be one of around 1,000 vip guests in attendance. staff members at the reagan library said mrs. reagan personally approved all the details. >> the events that are going to unfold in the course of the next three or four days were all approved by mrs. reagan,
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where she would be laid to rest. >> reporter: long-time employees and friends say while they mourn mrs. reagan's passing, they're comforted by the thought of her being reunited with her ronnie. >> they had such great respect for one another and were fun with each other, laughed and giggled and held hands. they each had a look that they gave one another. >> break a leg. >> no, good luck. >> reporter: flags at many government buildings around the nation remain at half-staff this morning. president obama praised nancy reagan's personal charm and significance to the nation. >> i had the opportunity to meet ms. reagan once. obviously, she was already advanced in age, but could not have been more gracious and more charming to myself and michelle when we first came into office. >> the white house has not yet said whether president obama will be here in attendance joining the first lady at friday's fune
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government facility so it is already staffed 24/7 with guards. but the reagan library is also working with local law enforcement, along with, of course, the secret service. >> natalie, thank you very much. new report is prompting concern about pedestrian safety after a big strike in deaths last year. pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10% in 2015. this is according to a report by the governors highway safety association. researchers say several factors may be to blame, including more drivers on the roadways and the use of cell phones while driving. warmer weather and short erwinterwin t -- winters may encourage people to walk more. a plane with an unusual landing. surveillan cameras captured the moment a single engine plane fell from the sky over the weekend on long island here in new york. a father and daughter were on board the plane was the engine lost power. they deployed the plane's
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safety next to an industrial building. the pair walked away with only scratches. >> wow. emotional good-bye for peyton manning on ly announced retirement from the nfl. he fought back tears in a room full of family, friends and teammates. he said after 18 years, it's the right time to call it a career. >> when i look back at my nfl career, i'll know without a doubt i gave everything i had to help my teams walk away with a win. there were other players who were more talented, but there was no one who could outprepare me. because of that, i have no regrets. >> manning won the league mvp five times. all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns. also the winningest starting quarterback in nfl history. matt, i'll hand you a history. >> buckets. i watched yesterday. i was crying. all those moments get me. they do. >> i know
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stadium at the end of his -- wow, it's just unbelievable. and congratulations to him. >> so well deserved. we've got a lot of severe weather to talk about. some amazing video. this fort collins, the hail coming down. there is a near miss between a couple of tractor trailers coming up. watch this. loses control and boom, that could have been a real mess. the good news is, the hail is done there. then we move to texas. here's where we'll be seeing the activity today. heavy lightning. tornadic activity developing. a lot of hail, wind and rainnd going on. wichita falls, abilene down to san angelo. thunderstorm watches in effect. we have enhanced risk of severe weather from houston, san antonio, corpus christi, large hail. few tornados and even if we don't get the tornados we may see a straight line of thunderstorms developing, a squall line.
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look at this l11:00 tonight. lots of heavy rain, damaging winds and hail which continues into tomorrow. look at the rainfall amounts. we're talking upwards of seven to ten inches of rain. rain could be falling at the rates of three inches or more per hour. three day totals of 15 inches possible. and, of course, that will cause massive flooding. we'll be watching this closely. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. pretty morning outside this morning. couple of clouds around. they're on the way out. partly cloudy now. temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. we'll be under full sunshine this afternoon. our first 70 day of the year. up into the low and mid 70s for today. if you like it this warm, the seven-day forecast is just for you. we'll be 70 or higher all the way through the rest of the week. next chance for rain shows up, saturday night into sunday. >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you so much. coming up, erin andrews awarded $55 million in that lawsuit over a secretly recorded hotel video. how much of the money will she actually see? fallout over maria sharapova's drug use and who is cutting ties with the tennis star overnight. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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good looking morning outside. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. temperatures now 42 at dulles airport. 47 at reagan national. 47 at joint base andrews and almost 50 in annapolis. this afternoon, plenty of sunshine, temperatures up into the low and mid 70s. if you like warm weather it's the week to be here. mid 70s today and tomorrow. near 80 on thursday. still in the 70s on friday. thrill be a chance for showers over the weed.
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 8th day of march, 2016. t-minus six days and counting to a huge concert out on our plaza. you saw coldplay at the super bowl. next-month-o monday, they'll do thing on our concert stage. can't wait. a commuter train struck a tree that fell on the track. two cars derailed and one ended up in a creek. >> feels unreal, honestly, because i -- everything was normal. thank god i didn't sleep or anything on the train so i was aware of everything. it just shifted the gravity all of a sudden, and we were all panicking.
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injured, four seriously. another pivotal day in the republican race. michigan, hillary clinton and donald trump are leading in the polls. >> donald trump is facing criticism for asking supporters to raise their hands in rallies and pledge their allegiance to him. we talked to mr. trump about that earlier this morning. >> if it's offensive or if anything is wrong with it, i wouldn't do it. when i say raise their hands, everything is raising their hands. they scream to me, we want to don't. we're having a lot of fun. >> he promised he'd look into it and if people are offended he'll consider not doing it in the future. sports reporter erin andrews is speaking out after being awarded $55 million in her lawsuit against her convicted stalker and the hotel where he secretly recorded video of her. morgan radford has been covering this case from the start. good morning.
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the defense says they're still unclear whether or not they're going to appeal. meanwhile, andrews is thanking her supporters, especially those who she says are also victims. >> reporter: erin andrews cried quietly as she listened to the verdict. >> 55 million, correct? >> yes. >> reporter: one injury your said off camera she thought the $75 million was too high, but all the jurors thought she deserved something. the defense team said they were surprised and disappointed. in their opinion, andrews didn't meet the legal requirements for serious mental injury. >> her career skyrocketed. her income went up. all the bench marks that would indicate whether someone had a serious mental injury, from our perspective, did not exist. >> reporter: andrews' attorneys speaking out after the ruling. >> andrews showed phenomenal courage in standing up to
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she is a true american hero, and i think we all know it and love her for it. >> reporter: later, she tweeted she was grateful that she could hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone's safety, security and privacy. in a statement to the national tennesseean, the owners of the hotel said, we are committed to providing a safe and hospital environment for all our guests and employees. on the stand, andrews got emotional a number of times as she retold her story. >> i was just screaming that i was naked all over the internet and i didn't know what it was. >> reporter: a juror said andrews' emotional testimony was key in deciding the case. the jury unanimously decided that michael barrett, who took the video and spent 30 months in prison, must pay over 51% and the hotel must pay 49% or
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andrews cried and appeared to sign an autograph for one juror. >> do you think celebrity played a role in this? >> i hope not. i hope the jury listened to the proof and wouldn't treat a celebrity differently. >> it's unlikely andrews will see the full amount of money, especially since it was made clear during the trial that barrett doesn't have much to tribute. for the hotel, if they do choose to go forward with the appeals process, andrews won't see any money until the appeals process is over. matt? >> morgan, thank you very much. major sponsors are cutting ties with tennis superstar maria sharapova after she released she failed a drug test at the australian open this year. willie has this story. >> during monday's news conference, the 28-year-old took full responsibility for the failed test, saying she didn't know medication she's been taking for years recently had been added to the banned substance list. >> i made a huge mistake. >> reporter: tennis star maria
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world. >> i just failed a test, and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: testing positive for meldonium, a drug used to treat heart trouble. sharapova admitting she's been taking it for ten years. >> i was getting sick very often. i had a deficiency in magnesium. >> reporter: this year on january 1st, the world anti-doping agency added the drug to the banned substance list, citing evidence it's used by athletes intending to enhance performance. sharapova said she didn't see the updated lists, taking the blame for not viewing an e-mail link for not looking at the changes. >> i can't blame anyone but myself. >> reporter: she's earned $23 million last year just from endorsements. >> it must be really lightweight and stable. >> reporter: overnight, a spokesman for nike telling cnbc, the company is saddened and surprised by
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quote, we decided to suspend our relationship with maria while the investigation continues. we'll monitor the situation. the international tennis federation said she'll be suspended pending the result of the case. many are offering support. one tweeted, hope this gets cleared up, as it seems to be an honest mistake. now, after a series of injuries and stuck in the midst of controversial, sharapova is trying to look ahead. >> i don't want to end my career this way, and i really hope that i will be given another chance to play this game. >> the medication sharapova was taking is not approved by the fda. the national institutes of health say the drug can demonstrate an increase in endurance and improved recovery after exercise. meanwhile, overnight, two more sponsors have announced they are suspending their relationships with maria
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she's been taking this drug for ten years. she had an irregular ekg, history of diabetes in her family and needed the drug. she didn't know it had been added to the list. >> it was recently added. >> this year. >> hard to know how it'll play out, but isn't it refreshing to hear an athlete stand up there and take full responsibility? saying, it is my mistake and no one else? >> it sounds like an honest mistake. i hope she doesn't suffer too badly for it. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brough we may have chance to put weather away for good. big area of high pressure dominating, bringing up warm air out of the gulf. look at the temperatures, 65 in new york, jackson 78. look at that next several days. thursday the big day,
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79 in d.c. 73 cincinnati. roanoke 78. further south, does it warm up nicely. 87 in orlando on thursday. auburn 79. new orleans 78. look for 75 in memphis. there's cool air behind it. even with cool air, look at that fargo, 65 on friday. 63 omaha. chicago looking at a temperature of 52 on friday. it's looking good. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. off to a beautiful start this morning. temperatures mostly in the mid to upper 40s now. a big warm up coming our way for the remainder of the day. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s by lunchtime. low to mid 70s for highs today. still in the mid 60s as late as 6:00 this evening. highs today, 75 in washington. about 70 in hagerstown. tomorrow, warmer still. highs tomorrow mid to upper 70s. could touch 80 on thursday. that would be a new r
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back at 7:43 with the story of the woman behind the candidate. >> talking about melania trump, who is hoping to be the next first lady of the united states. it's an unlususual journey that began with big dreams in a small european town. here's keir simmons. >> reporter: former model, perhaps america's next first lady. donald trump's glamorous eastern european wife. >> he would be the best president. >> reporter: grew up here in then communist yugoslavia, studying in this
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dean. she was a shy little girl, she says, calm and kind. she was friendly to everyone. melania had big plans. >> she dreamt about being a model all the time. >> reporter: her father was a salesman. her mom worked in fashion. this is melania, age 7, on the catwalk. later, she was spotted by a photographer. i saw her beautiful eyes and the cheekbones. melania's first photoshoot in this studio. his favorite photo of her. she said what happened next. >> i moved to milan and paris to live there. i had successful modeling career. >> reporter: she moved to new york, meeting donald trump at a party. she liked his sparkle, marrying trump more than 20 years her senior. later appearing on "celebrity apprentice." >>
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to the winning team. >> reporter: now a candidate's wife. >> she said from the beginning. you know if you run, you know you're going to win. she said that from day one. melania, thank you, honey. thank you. >> now on the world stage, melania has had an incredible journey. friends from back home, admiring her progress from a world away. >> in public, she's very calm, very graceful, nice. it's good. it looks like she's happy. >> keir simmons, nbc news, london. >> fascinating. we've seen a lot of her but don't really know a lot about her. >> fun to go back to the town where she grew up. >> first un-born american first lady -- >> probably not. >> i will be doing my homework on that in the next 30 seconds. >> let us google that. we'll be back. coming up on pop start, kim kardashian against midler. and the fan w
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we're back at 7:50. we have a quick-thinking baseball fan in the headlines. >> the pirates took on the braves in a spring training game over the weekend. the best be play of the game was off the field. pirates outfielder danny ortiz was at the plate, lost control of the bat and flew into the fans. one heroic dad sprung into action. sean cunningham was shielding his son from the bat. cunningham deflected the bat. sent it just over landon's head. only made contact with his sh
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few minor bruises. no problem. father and son are fine. dad wrote this, i was just protecting my son. there wasn't a lot of time to think about it. i just reacted. they were celebrating landon's upcoming birthday. it was his first professional baseball game and one he won't forget. we'll speak to them live, see how they're doing since their newfound fame. last year, at a yankee game, i used my son jackson from a shield to protect me from the foul ball. >> those bats are no joke. >> by the way, i want to point out, you see him on his device. a lot of people said, the kid might have been playing a videogame. he took a picture of danny ortiz, the batter, and was sending it to his mom. >> why does it matter what he was doing? >> good ending. >> poor kid. >> carson, thank you. just ahead, top chef
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7:56 is your time, good morning, i'm eun yang. let's check on your morning commute with kim mccormick and your first 4 traffic. we have a small problem on eastbound 66 at the ramp from route 123. it's hard to see. on the right shoulder there's a disabled vehicle causing a little bit of delay. further up the road they're looking for a reported crash at nuttily street. you want to be careful. red line is off loading because of brake problem this morning. they are going to ask you to wait on the platform. another train is running behind it. thank you, kim. we'll check your out the door forecast when we comback. al se ta
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it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, major fertility break through. the first woman in the nation to receive a uterus transplant. >> i prayed that god would allow me the opportunity to experience pregnancy. >> could the revolutionary procedure give hope to thousands of women who were told they could never have children? ♪ oh, yeah, yeah then dishing with padma. top chef padma lakshmi opens up about fame, family and food. wedding bells will be ringing. >> hello, lovebirds. >> we're getting ready to throw a
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the only question, who is getting married? help us select the lucky couple today, tuesday, march 8th, 2016. ♪ good to be alive right about now ♪ ♪ good to be alive right about now ♪ >> good morning, ann arbor. we're playing at carnegie hall tonight. >> hello, north carolina! >> good morning from south carolina. >> al roker, we came to see you. >> all the way from minnesota to see matt and savannah. ♪ uh-huh, good to be alive good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today". it's tuesday, march 8th, 2016. election day in many states across the country. is this a rolling spring break crowd? feels like it to me. >> can we spin around, being very afraid, there are lot o
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president. [ applause ] >> run. >> that's what's called a sure sign of the apocalypse. >> guys, we are enjoying our last few days with our buddy wrangler before he heads off for formal guide dog training. we're planning a big party this thursday to celebrate. there is a way you can help. we'll tell you how in a little bit. first, let's go inside to tamron for the top stories this morning. >> good morning. terrified train passengers found themselves in the water after a commuter train derailed overnight in northern california. at least nine people were hurt, four of them seriously, when a train hit a downed tree 45 miles east of san francisco. the lead car plunged into a creek, while another car stopped at the water's edge. officials believe heavy rain caused a landslide, pushing the tree on to the tracks. in the race for the white house, both parties have
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important primaries today in michigan and mississippi. republicans also have contests in hawaii and idaho. our new nbc news/surveymonkey poll shows donald trump maintaining his lead nationally, with ted cruz moving into second place ahead of marco rubio. former new york city mayor michael bloomberg decided not to launch an independent campaign, saying he couldn't get enough electoral college votes to win. donald trump is defending his practice of having supporters at rallies raise their right hand and pledge to vote for him. critics including a former head of the antidefamation league say the loyalty gesture resembles a nazi salute. earlier today, trump said he didn't realize it was offending anyone. >> we'll do it for fun. they'll scream at me, do the swear in. do the swear in. i mean, they're having such a great time. massive crowds. i get the biggest crowds and we're having a good time. until this phone call, i
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>> trump told matt he'll into possibly ending the practice now that he knows some people are offended. police in south carolina are defending their decision to pursue a shoplifting suspect who led them on a wild chase on monday. the hood of the stolen suv was up and blocking his view. officials say the man swiped merchandise from a videogame store, then assaulted a customer who confronted him. the man had to be stopped because he was driving with no regard for safety. add insult to injury for a soccer player in israel. after he was hurt, look at this, trainers loaded the midfielder on to the stretcher. opinion seconds, the grip -- oh -- of the rear handle, spilling him to the ground. a teammate carried his buddy off in
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>> that's awesome. at least his friends were there. >> what? >> i got it. i got it. >> like the three stooges. >> thanks, tamron. now to a revolutionary procedure that's offering a lot of hope to thousands of women who can't have children. >> this morning, we're meeting the nation's first uterus transplant recipient. janet sham leanshamlian is at t cleveland clinic where the procedure took place. >> this was performed for the first time in united states. it's an organ transplant of the womb. for women who had trouble getting pregnant because of a uterine-related issue, doctors say this is a game changer. >> reporter: the nation's first uterus transplant to a 26-year-old texas woman who was told she'd never bear children. >> from that moment on, i prayed that god would allow me the opportunity to experience pregnancy. >> reporter:
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die identified only as lindsey, a real chance following ground-breaking surgery at the cleveland clinic. a womb of a deceased donor implanted into lindsey, who was born without one. doctors will implant her embryos into the donor organ. unlike other organs, the uterine transplant is temporary. >> the patient can have one to two babies by c-section and then the uterus will be removed. >> as many as 50,000 u.s. women of childbearing age could benefit from the procedure. the clinical trial offering new hope and an alternative to adopting or using a surrogate. >> what motivates women with uterine infertility to pursue other options is the experience of carrying the pregnancy. feeling the baby grow and develop and of getting to be there for the baby's birth. >> reporter: the procedure was pioneered in sweden. this baby among
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from uterine transplant. lindsey is the first of ten in the u.s. who will get the transplant. there's a long road ahead. >> what would make it a picture perfect ending? >> the baby. >> reporter: the mother is dreaming of being pregnant, expanding her family. now, thanks to this procedure, a possibility. >> it provided me with a gift that i will never be able to repay. >> lindsey is part of a clinical trial and cleveland clinic is looking for more women to be part of it. savannah, what's interesting about this, is unlike most organ transplants, it's just temporary. after the woman has one or two babies, then the uterus is removed because the woman has to take very strong drugs while she has it in her body. back to you. >> janet, thank you. this is amazing. for more on what it could mean for women facing infertility issues, let's bring in dr. natalie azar. good morning. >> good morning. >> you have to marvel at the science that allows doctors to do this. but it
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everybody. this is just for those who -- i mean, if you had had, for example, a hysterectomy because of a cancer diagnosis or something like that? >> right. >> potentially for them? >> only women who have uterine factor infertility. they're either born without a uterus, they have a damaged uterus, secondary to abnormalities from previous infections or add heenhesionadh they've had their uterus removed. it can affect 3% to 5% of women worldwide. >> this is a long road. >> yes. >> as we saw in janet's piece. >> honestly, from start to finish, could be upwards of five years. initial procedure starts with doing ibf. you have to have six toembryos, donor, have the transplant. it has to heal for one year before the embryos are implanted. hopefully, the baby nine months later. it's important to point out
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short of calling this a grand success. they say the success is not measured by necessarily having performed the transplant. it will be a success once the woman goes through the process, healthy without complications and, of course, a healthy baby is born at the end of it all. then we can say that it was a success. >> by the way, to janet's point, they then remove the transplanted uterus. >> absolutely. for most women, they'll probably have one to two pregnancies and then remove the uterus because of the fact that the woman has to take the anti-rejection medicines which, of course, long term can be associated with complicated like infection or ma lig -- malignanacy. while your friend who always posts pictures of food has it right. and kim kardashian and bette midler and what sparks it all. plus, a big, fat "today"
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close so you hit the button. >> you do hit the button. >> i can't find which button. you push the button, like that one there, and a lot of people say, it doesn't do anything. they think it's a placebo, that the button isn't actually connected to anything. >> i've always suspected that. >> really? >> like a fake button, yeah. >> i think you have a window for it to work. >> it's not a placebo, it's a short. the thing just doesn't work. >> they didn't want it to close on anybody. tech insider checked with elevator companies. yeah, they say, the buttons are functional and do work. by the way, not pushing the button, what is the fastest way to get the door to close? >> close? >> if you forget the button, how else can you get the door to close? >> i don't know. >> wave your hand in front of it and it'll close. if you
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elevator, get inside and then do this, it tends to close faster. >> do it when it's not about to close. >> do it when carson is not walking? >> okay. we've heard of the bromance. jimmy and justin. ben and matt. cute. carson and wrangler will turn up in this. >> there we are. >> they're good and they also are good for your health. male friendships -- proven by science -- specifically, researchers at uc berkeley found close male bonding makes men more resilient to stress, increases levels of oxytocin in the brain. that hormone helps people bond during stressful times. >> completely agree. >> remember when we went fishing, you, me and willie and the guys went fishing, what a bromance. >> stress free. >> that was actually dangerous. >> we only caught beer. raise your hand if you like to post
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really? you all do it. some people find it annoying, but according to a new study, it provides at least one benefit. it seems to make your food taste better. study in the journal of consumer marketing. some participants were given red velvet cake. those who photographed the treat perceived it to taste better than those who did not. the thinking is, by photographing your food, you're interacting with it. >> building a relationship. >> yeah. that's right. building up anticipation for what you're about to eat. >> smart. >> do you think it's true? >> i don't know. >> i' do it when i'm proud. >> i posted a steak yesterday. i wasn't sure how to tell the doneness and my meat thermometer broke. that's popcorn. i post constantly. >> steak to get feedback? >> yeah because i was -- >> you were looking for information on how to tell if it was
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>> it's a cooking community, you know? >> now you're losing me, okay? >> community. it's like the bromance. >> like a food bromance. now to the new celebrity feud waged on twitter and the late star whose personal items are about to hit the auction block. carson? >> we'll start, yup, twitter war between kim kardashian and bette midler. this nude selfie kim posted, joking she had nothing to wear. bette midler said, if kim wants us to see a part of her we've never seen, she'll have to swallow the camera. no response until this tweet overnight. sorry i'm late to the party. i was busy cashing my $80 million video game check and transferring $53 million into our account. bette midler, i really didn't want to bring up how you sent me a gift a while back
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a fake friend then come at me. people are joking kim is letting kanye write her tweets. >> seems to be going well, that relationship. next to joan rivers and the news about her estate, personal items belonging to the star will be auctioned off in june. melissa announcing they'll sell more than 200 items, including jules, bob mackie costumes, artworks and more. it'll go to two of joan's favorite avorite charities. in june we'll have here at today exclusive access to that auction. >> i miss joan rivers. can you imagine what she would have had to say about this presidential race? >> sarah paulson is winning rave reviews for the oj series. on today's episode, sarah talked about the first time she met marcia. >> when i saw her it
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seeing someone i had had a terrible crash on my whole life. i started going -- and she looked around this is a very sort of terrifying experience for her. i drank a lot of tequila with her. >> that must have been fun. >> it was fun. it was like the mole kept moving all over her face in my mind. is that you? now it's on your forehead. >> sarah admitted she had a lot of tequila. that's your pop start. you moved the mole. >> that's how you know. >> carson, thank you. al. >> i'm quite a good surgeon. better than frankenstein. anyway, you know, it's -- i'm sorry. for those of us of a certain age and guys. we are looking at a risk of very severe weather today. stretching from corpus christi up to san antonio and austin and houston. large tornados, hail likely and a squall line may develop and heavy rain. next three days, some areas could pick up to
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looking at flooding possible from little rock down to the gulf. we've got more rain coming into the pacific northwest. good news is, much of california getting a bit of a break. and so we still see heavy rain up to northern california, upwards of seven inches plus over the next several days. we'll continue to watch this area as well. for mudsidelines and flooding. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, and it is beautiful in our neck of the woods. temperatures around 50 with plenty of sunshine out there. today we're going to warm up quickly. 1:00, we'll be in the low 70s. this afternoon, about 3:00, we'll be in the mid 70s here in d.c. 70s across the board. low to mid 70s with plenty of sunshine. and we're going to continue on that 70s trend as we go through the next four days. right around 80 by the time we get to thursday. cool off by >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. now,
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love. we're going to throw a big, fat "today" wedding with our sister company universal. >> we narrowed the list down to three couples and we'll let you choose the winning pair. how are you going to decide? hoda is here to help. >> i'll help you out. it all starts with a first date, of course. in my case, it was three first dates. all the viewers get to know our couples. it was awkward being the third wheel. but you be the judge. >> i like everything about her. >> he's one in a billion, and he's the only one for me. >> she has an infectious energy and laugh. took my breath away. >> reporter: i invite our wedding finalists to the big apple for alone time with each other and, um, me. >> hi. >> reporter: first, a rendezvous with john and kaitlin. >> family is
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lives. my mom is 1 of 8 children. my dad is 1 of 8. >> my dad is 1 of 9. >> first time to new york city? >> yeah. >> the plan? >> reporter: put each couple through a romantic new york challenge. >> we're going to try to reenact an iconic photo. here's the picture. >> oh, cute! >> remember that? >> my arm should be here. >> your hips a little up. one more thing. if it blows off, don't sweat it. one, two, three. go! okay, are you kidding? >> perfect. >> another victory. >> what do you love the most about kaitlin? >> her heart. she changes everybody's day for the better. >> you're a magical couple. it was so fun.
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>> i love you more than anything in the universe. will you marry me? >> oh, my gosh. >> she's a pre-k teacher and i work with special needs individuals. i really like how our ability to care for other people brought us together. >> hey. >> david and lara. >> hi. >> reporter: they're foodies and i bring them to one of new york's sweetest spots, magnolia bakery. she's the queen of decorating. >> nice to meet you. >> ever touch a pastry bag before? >> actually, no. >> reporter: after a lesson, we challenge the duo to design a cake, to see how they collaborate under pressure. >> go! >> doing a letter. >> flowers, pink, right? >> yeah. >> how do you do it again? make a heart while you do that. >> two minutes left! >> suspense. >> might have overdone it with the sprinkles. >> i like it. >> somebody is driving the
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>> she always does. >> reporter: lara and david design a masterpiece. >> am i feeding you? >> one thing i love to do is share my love to her with everybody. if i can show everybody how much i love her, what better way than to do it on the "today" show? >> reporter: before it gets too steamy, hoda out. >> a man wants to be with a woman who reminds him of his mother and i never met anyone who came close. megan weaver, will you cary -- marry me? >> yes. >> my mom passed away but always made me a better person. megan reminded me of all of that. >> hello, lovebirds. >> reporter: nothing more romantic than a new york horse and buggy ride for three. >> let's rock and roll. >> yeah. >> bye! >> this is one of the nicest uber rides. >> reporter: before we get too cozy, it's time for the final lovers' challenge.
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♪ i respond to every single love ♪ ♪ got me open on your love ♪ wanna give you so much there you go. >> oh, my gosh. that was awesome. this is not a one-way street. two-way street. >> sing it with me. ♪ fantasy, baby ♪ give my something >> what should we sing together? ♪ love and marriage ♪ love and marriage >> when did you fall in love? >> the first day i saw her, but -- and that sounds creepy. i just knew she was the one. >> when did you fall in love? >> when i got the butterfully feelings and realized it was always him causing it. that was it. >> that was it. >> i fell for all three couples. the question is, who will you
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they're all sweet, right? >> yeah. >> all the couples. >> if we throw a wedding for the last couple, are you going to stand between them as they take their vows? >> my job is to be the body blocker. >> maybe you can marry them. you're ordained, aren't you? >> i officiated a wedding in minnesota. >> there you go. >> can you do it in other states? >> we can make it happen. >> we can go online and get you anything. >> we can't wait to throw these people a beautiful wedding at the rainbow room and we need your help planning the big day. first task, picking your favorite couple. >> this is going to be hard. let's run through it again. kaitlin and john from chicago, illinois. couple two, megan and john from los angeles. that's who you went on the horse ride with. couple three, lara and david from new york city. if you want to cast your vote, go to today.com/weddings. you have until friday at 8:30 a.m. eastern time. our couples will be here live to find out who will be getting married here on "today". >> cool. >>
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>> vote more than once? >> let's go over to carson. >> will and good morning, it's 8:26 on this tuesday march 8th. right now kim mccormick is keeping an eye on the commute. we have late delays on southbound 270 south of montrose road. there is still activity off on the right shoulder. and it is causing these delays. be careful if you're headed out of gaithersburg. if you're traveling around south capital street out bound after n street at the stadium we have a left lane getting by a work zone. a check on the forecast right after this.
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the beautiful looking day out there today. yeah, it's just gorgeous. we've got some cloud cover out there with some sunshine. looking good as temperatures climb out of the 50s. 54 in rockville, and we're going to need you to take
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temperatures up today into the low to mid 70s. we'll have sunshine with a little bit of cloud cover mixed in. looking good. aaron? >> al right. lth where should you start when you're told you have cancer? start with a specialist. start where you'll find advanced technology, precision treatment options and truly compassionate care. start here with a team of experts who treat only cancer. every stage. every day. its not one thing we do. it's the only thing we do. start at cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. the evolution of cancer care is here. learn more at cancercenter.com/experts appointments available now.
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8:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 8th day of march 2016. you know what? new york city, beautiful temperatures, nice people in the crowd. tamron running for office. she's catching babies. >> this baby is adorable. this little baby is a cutie-pie. >> really cute. >> we'll talk to padma lakshmi about her me
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look at her. >> there are laws. >> i know. her parents are like, don't take her. i don't know how to hand her back. i know receiving is easy. >> you can take the baby. >> i'll help you out, tamron. also coming up, we have acting royalty in the house. helen mirren is here. her latest role is a military thriller. we'll get to her in a minute. also completing our trifecta of big stars -- and babies today -- will arnett. he's no baby. that's a man, telling us about his netflix show. first, al, you've done it all this morning. check of the weather. >> like a "seinfeld," now know how to keep the reservation. let's show you what we've got going on right now. forr for today, we have storms in southern texas. watching over the development of long form storms. we'll keep an eye on that. heavy rain in the pacific northwest. east coast looking good. lots of sunshine.
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record highs along the eastern seaboard. going to be fantastic. look for a risk of strong storms through the lower gulf coast. showers and snow as you make your way into the pacific northwest. east coast going to be the place to be tomorrow. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. thank goodness we're on the east coast. there's temperatures are going to keep going up. we'll be in the upper 50s by 9:00. they keep going up. low to mids 70s for daytime highs. we have cloud cover right now but i believe we'll get sunshine as we continue into the afternoon. and then a very pleasant evening in store. temperatures through the next couple days looking good. we'll be around 80 by the time we get into thursday. remember, spring those clocks forward. next chance of rain will be later on this weekend. that is your latest weather. ? >> announcer: good luck wrangler is sponsored by iams. good for life. >> all right,
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believe but it's been over a year since we've rolled out the red carpet for our puppy with a purpose, wrangler. this thursday, he'll be going to the next step of his formal guide dog training. you can see the pictures there. we've had great moments. look at some of wrangler's style. in honor of his few days, we're asking you to use the #we love wrangler. send us a picture of your pet. for every one shared, we'll collect food and iams will donate to guiding eyes for the blind. including up to 30,000 of your posts. already in addition to $25,000 that iams is already donating to guide eyes. i'm going to tweet out my we love wrangler picture. thursday, we'll have our big party for our buddy wrangler. matt? >> carson, thank you very much. we're here with padma lakshmi. people know her on bravo's "top chef," but it's only one chapter of
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called "love, loss and what we ate." good to have you here. >> good morning. >> it's revealing, honest -- i read the whole book -- romantic, mouth watering all at once. this took a long time. >> it took over four years to write. i didn't start out writing a memo memoir. it was a book about healthy eating, with the idea of being very frank and using the details of my own life to illustrate philosophies i had about food. it turned into this. >> let's take the words of the title separately and start with love. you write a lot about salman rushdie and your relationship with him. he swept you off your feet with his words and his intellect. the relationship soured pretty quickly. >> i wouldn't say pretty quickly. i was with salman for eight years. at the time, that's half my adult life, you know. it was a wonderful relationship. like any marriage, it had its ups and
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i think also, we were dealing with another issue, which i had no idea about at the time, which was endometriosis. >> you write, he was everything i wasn't. he was a lot of what i wanted to be. but you sum it up at the end by saying, i don't regret one day i spent with him, nor did i leave a moment too soon. >> i do say that. i mean, at the time, i really needed to take care of my health. i couldn't take care of my health and get well and also take care of my marriage. i did the best i could. by the way, i think salman did the best he could. there was a lot of love there. it just didn't work out. >> you mentioned health problems. for a long period in your life, you knew something was wrong with you, and you finally found out, as you mention, endometriosis. it impacted your life enormo enormously. >> from the time i was 13 till the time i was diagnosed, i missed 25% of my life. i'm
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to this illness. i think many, many women go through this. endometriosis is something that affects at least 10% to 15% of all women. a lot of women have it. lena dunham was just rushed to the hospital with it. >> in constant pain for a long time. >> it's very debilitating. it starts in adolescence, which is a tender time, and no one wants to talk about it. >> you didn't think you could get pregnant, but you did in 2009, which was wonderful, but you wrote, the press wouldn't stop harping on the fact i hadn't reveal ed the name of th father of the child. you said you didn't know the paternity yourself. you were involved with two men. >> yes, i was. probably wasn't the best choice, but it was the choice i made at the time. i didn't want to be
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relationship. i was still really hurting from my divorce. i probably shouldn't have been with anybody and taken the time i needed for myself, but i was presented with two very different, very interesting men. you know, men do it all the time. i chose to do it. i was open with the men involved. i'm going to own my history. that's what i did. >> one of the things i learned, i've known you for a long time from this show, i look at you and think, how could she be anything but incredibly confident? you write a lot in this book about insecurity. >> yeah. >> not feeling as if you fit in as a child, in either india or here in the united states, and even when you married salman rushdie, you weren't really sure you fit in with his intellectual group. >> sure. i always was shuttling back and forth between two cultures. i think that's true of many immigrants in this country. the book for me is reallbo
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it's talking about my story in that land. also, when you're brown in a white culture, that adds a layer to it. especially when you're in front of a camera, when you're a woman -- >> right. >> -- and when you're in the fashion business. >> you write so descriptively about life where you were growing up. you use words that make you feel the heat, and you can almost smell what's going on around. you also write incredibly descriptively about food. there are sometimes when you're telling a personal story and you switch into a recipe and i think thin think, man, that sounds good. you're making me hungry. >> i've done my job. it's also a food memoir. i grew up loveing fischer and other writers like that. i wanted to write a book about my life and food is about my life. it's about climbing my mother's kitchen to get the pickle jar. or trying to steal the candy when i
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it. i think we all have these memories. >> the book, again, is "love, loss and what we ate." i really enjoyed it. >> thank you. >> padma, great to have you here. >> i'm so excited to be here. >> it's a pleasure. she'll be back in our next hour. also, catch her thursday night on the two-part season finale of "top chef" on bravo. up next, the legendary helen mirren lights up studio 1a. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:41. oscar, emmy and tony winner helen mirren has graced the screen more than five decades. in "eye in the sky," she plays a military colonel in charge of a drone operation to capture terrorists. with lives at stake, she faces agonizing decisions. >> two suicide bombers and three high value individuals in the
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but the rules you're operating under is to capture, not a kill scenario. now, i think it would be wise to refer out. >> are you telling me that or just debating with me? >> to refer up. >> mm-hmm. >> i am telling you. >> helen mirren, good morning. >> good morning. >> you don't like watching yourself? >> oh, no, no, no. also, camouflage is not the most attractive outfit, but they're comfortable to wear so that's fan fantastic. >> you play a colonel. i find it interesting because this is about drone warfare. >> absolutely. >> it's about a critical decision that you have to make as a colonel and whether to order a strike that would have civilian casualties. there's gray area all over this movie. >> as there is in war. >> ambiguity. >> there always is in war.
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there is always gray areas. right from when they were charging into villages with sabers and horses. you know, the truth is, war is never the nice, clean-cut, clear, these are the good guys, these are the bad guys and, you know, we just do what the job is, sort of thing. it's always full of moral ambiguity, and that's very much what this film is about. you know, it's interesting that suddenly, in the last week even, the whole issue of really what drone warfare is has suddenly come to the -- is coming into the realization. >> it still brings in all the varying points of view. as i said, you play a colonel. this role was originally written for a man. >> it was. it was. you know, i have such love and respect for those women who went into the military in the '60s, and their incredible courage. it was difficult in those days. but they did do
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because of that, i get to play this role now. >> did you do anything differently? i mean, did that change the part? the fact that you are a woman. or did you just say, i'm going to play it as written, and the fact i'm a woman is neither here nor there. >> absolutely, i played it as written. but i think the fact that i'm a woman brings into relief, in a more concentrated way for the audience, this particular kind of moral, you know, decision, which is around a child, basically. i think having a woman there -- and i think it really concentrates the mind in the sense of these decisions have to be made in war. they have to be made. maybe we're going to be facing a female president in this country who will have to make those similar decisions. >> interesting film. you always have a lot to say. i recently read an article in which you said that -- talking about style -- in a perfect world, i would wear anh
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big skirts and huge wigs and everything. i think it's marvelous. but really? what about sweat pants? >> well, we have the sweatpants at home, of course. talking about public, you know. >> you talked a lot about the loss of privacy in our modern era, with the internet and all those kinds of issues. do you ever think, gosh, what would it have been like if social media was here when i was coming up? >> i'm relieved there wasn't, really. but maybe that's part of my age. the reality is, the young people now, that is their world. that is their world, in the same way it was my world to, you know, switch a light on and the electricity, and the light came on. my grandparents' world, it was not their world. they didn't have a light switch. so i took that completely for granted. the fact that the drinking water would come out of the tap, which
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one of the greatest disgraces of our modern age, but we take things for granted in the way that young people do. that is their world. they'll swim in it like fish and find their way of translating it into the world around them. >> always interesting questions to ponder. this movie pondering deep questions, as well. dame helen mirren, thank you for being here. "eye in the sky y" opens on friday. will arnett is here, with a dr
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we're back at 8:48 with will arnett. he's known for great roles in some of television's most popular comedies, including "30 rock" and "arrested development." he takes a dramatic turn in his new netflix series, "flaked." take a look. >> what can i do for
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>> she's looking for places in mar vista. >> dude, that's no good. >> other side of lincoln. you'll never see her. >> i already feel like i'm losing her. >> plenty of time to lose her. first, you have to get her. >> will, good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> it's tempting to try to put a show into a genre. is it a comedy, is it a dark comedy, a dramedy, which i know you don't like. >> i don't like the term. >> how do you describe the show? >> a 30-minute netflix show. >> that's it? >> that's it. you know, we don't make a decision in life, or we're not given the choice, to -- like today is going to be a comedy or today is going to be a drama. every day is everything at once. >> i like how you described it. you and your writing partner almost view this as an independent film played out over eight episodes. >> that's right. mark chappell and approached it from moment one. we knew how people would consume it, on netflix,
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watching more than one episode at a time and wouldn't wait seven days with cliff hangars. >> you do basically everything on the show. is that liberating or can it also be a little frightening, that it's all on you? >> it's both. it starts out as liberating, and then it ends up being very frightening. so you kind of -- it runs the gamut. it feels great to be able to take control and see out a vision, but then, of course, if it doesn't work, you know, if it fails, then it's mark's fault, my partner. >> you can always blame somebody at the end. >> sure. >> chip is kind of a self-help guru, the whole venice, california thing. what else do we need to know about him? >> he's a big fish in a small pond. he created this persona of himself. the show is about creating your
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what's the face we put out to the world, and what's the face we look at in the mirror, and how great is the divide between those two? >> we also learn something about him in the first episode. he has a drinking issue. >> yeah. >> as a matter of fact, more dramatically than that, he's actually killed someone in an accident. >> mm-hmm. >> that gets me back to, are we pure drama here, or can there be some way to mind lapse in the story line? >> i think we wanted to -- the show to move and have a comedic element, in that the characters interact with each other in a comedic way, but there is a real story there. you know, much the same way we do in our real lives, we try to use the comedy to obscure the drama. that's how we approach it. >> you seem to be having a lot of fun these days. >> yeah. >> you're getting to do an awful lot of different things. my kids, they better be at school but if they were home watching now, one would probably be going, that voice sounds very familiar. >> yeah. >> he's a lego fan. >> yeah. >> you
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>> batman the lego. we're making the lego batman movie, which is coming out next year which is really fun. then the sequel, as well, to the "lego" movie. >> people say you strike while the iron is hot. anything you're not getting a chance to do? is there a bucket list item? >> i'm considering a late run for the white house. >> really? >> yeah. >> you might want to hurry. >> like ted cruz, i was born in canada. >> you need to jump in. no more sitting on the bench. will arnett, good to see you. >> you, too. >> the full season of "flaked" will be available on netflix starting march 11th. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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8:54. we're back. it's a great time to find out who is celebrating a birthday. >> always a good time. want to celebrate the remarkable folks from all across the country. as we start it out, ms. ruth weiseman from indiana. 100 years old. says she's a people person and always has a smile on her sweet face. happen by 100th to edward marcos of new york. reaching the ranks of master sergeant during world war ii. we salute your service. thank you so much. mr. brickens of baton rouge, louisiana. 100 years old today. after he
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teaching, he worked as a substitute until 94 years old. god bless. j jessie green from columbus, ohio, enjoying playing bingo with friends. rose ca arkcafazza says the sec longevity, spaghetti. angue does his own home repairs. can you come over? i have a squeaky door. if you know somebody who is celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary of 75 years or more, tell us about them. go to today.com/celebrate. don't forget to send a photo in, as well. >> substitute teacher. want to go to war? we'll go to war. did you see that? >> google it. hilarious. >> i have a lot of things to google after today. >> i know. >> what's coming up next?
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>> tyne daly joins us and padma 8:56 is your time now. good morning i'm eun yang. kim mccormick is monitoring your traffic. good morning, we're looking good on 95 northbound. springfield interchange. lighter volumes of traffic which is good news. southbound 9th street tunnel ramp to the eastbound southeast southwest freeway watch for a crash along the left
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it's going to cause you problems there. clarksburg we have latedz) dela on 270 and report ofp[l a
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i'm meteorologist lairen rickets. temperatures in the mid 50s. with the winds from the south we'll bump the temperature into the mid 70s. upper 70s tomorrow. plenty of sunshine as we continue through thursday. 80 on thursday. our next chance of rain comes later in the week. don't forget to set the clocks forward. that's a tell tale sign of sprg. sprinin
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this morning on "today's take," tina fey is here, and on the front lines of a dark comedy called "whiskey tango foxtrot." then the bomb shell confessions by tennis star maria sharapova that shocked the tennis world. and padma lakshmi dishes on life, loss and love, coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today". it's tuesday morning, march 8th, 2016. i've got to say, it's spring like outside. beautiful. getting into the 60s today in new york city. >> 70s tomorrow. >> 73 according to my thing here. 73 the next
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natalie is on assignment. tamron, i like the jam. going back. >> willie told me to wakeup, which i'm not sleeping. we've been up for hours now, but this will get you going. >> any reason for it? i have no complaint. i love this song. >> it's one of the songs when i'm in the gym, the few times i go, or if i need to, you know, get a little energy, it gets you going. >> missy is back on the scene. >> she is. >> good to have her back. >> fun person to follow on twitter is missy elliott. she sends out great clips of dancers, just killing it. especially now we're coming into wedding season, graduation season, you're likely to be invited to a party. go on missy elliott's twitter account and get one good move that you can bust out. >> most people aren't really -- >> try it in the mirror first. >> get second opinions. >> never hurt anybody to try. >> remember will smith? this is where you live. >> if you want to be a little greater than there -- >> rarely works out. >> for t
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learn, go to missy elliott's. there you go. >> great show. padma is here. tyne daly is here. tina fey we'll talk to in a few minutes. a jury awarded sports reporter erin andrews $55 million. the jury found a nude video filmed of andrews in 2008 at the national marriott at vanderbilt did cause her emotional distress, as she claimed, and both the stalker who took it and the hotel are to blame. the man who filmed the video is responsible for 51% of the money, or over $28 million. the hotel group that owns the franchise must pay for the rest, about $27 million. erin releasing a statement saying she was honored by the support from victims around the world. their outreach helped he stand up and hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone's privacy and security
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were committed to providing a safe and house pispitable envir for guests and employees. i guess the number, $55 million, is what jumps out. >> this guy, he doesn't have any money. in fact, he's reportedly said it was part of the reason he did it, to try to sell. savannah is a lawyer and talked about how it works through the legal system. it's a voice for anyone who felt victimized and known. my heart was broken when erin said she'd get tweets from young college girls saying, i want to be like erin andrews except for that on her part. it's devastating. to have your parents there, you're crying, and everyone has seen it and people have gone back, over and over. whether she gets money or not, she's got the victory of saying, i will not allow someone to make me a victim. >> yup. >> so powerful there.
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understand or appreciate what it would be like to have been exposed publicly that way. >> so sad. >> hope she can move forward. another story we're talking about, and whether or not maria sharapova can move forward. this bomb shell yesterday. she openly admitted that she failed a drug test before the australian open back in january. now, she says that she tested positive for meldonium. meldonium. >> it's a drug apparently used to treat heart trouble. it's not approved by the fda, a supplement of sorts. it hasn't always been banned, but just this past january was placed on the list. here's what she had to say. >> i made a huge mistake. i did fail the test, and i take full responsibility for it. i can't blame anyone for it but myself. no matter who i'm working with. i don't want to end my
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this way, and i really hope that i will be given another chance to play this game. >> sharapova said she'd been taking it for ten years and she was getting sick a lot, getting the flu every couple months. she said she didn't look at the updated banned substances list, taking the blame for not viewing an e-mail link that goes out to all the players. she's been the highest paid female tennis athlete for more than a decade, earning around $23 million. i'm curious about the reaction from some of her endorsers. like nike. people have been praising her, saying an athlete who stepped up, she could have said, i have a staff that's supposed to pay attention to this. >> i tend to believe what she says. >> nike suspended its relationship with her. >> and others. >> i think the suspension is the key term here. they haven't ended the relationship. i think they'll let her get through this. if all goes the way they believe it will, i think they'lle
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>> couldn't they say, like al said, it's our belief that she's telling the truth, and we stand with her on this, unless evidence presents otherwise? >> good question, if other people have done that when some of the men with the steroids -- have their endorsement deals been suspended? they lost them but -- >> steroids was illegal. this substance was until four months ago. >> not like she just started taking it. she's been taking it. >> i don't understand. >> i think the way she handled this buys her a lot. >> instead of through a spokesperson. h hey, here's the deal, boom. she's also supposed to represent russia for the summer olympics. >> this says my name, but i thought of you yesterday when i saw this peyton manning story. >> okay. i don't know why.
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peyton manning officially announced his retirement yesterday. had been reported by espn the day before. he made it official, fighting back tears at a news conference in denver. >> i love the game. so you don't have to wonder if i'll miss it. absolutely. absolutely, i will. when i look back on my nfl career, i'll know without a doubt that i gave everything i had to help my teams walk away with a win. there were other players who are more talented, but the was no one who could out prepare me. because of that, i have no regrets. i've fought a good fight. i finished my football race. after 18 years, it's time. god bless all of you. god bless football. [ applause ] >> bless football. peyton played 18 seasons and holds more nfl records than we can begin to lay out in this segment. won league mvp five times. when he w
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hoisted the trophy, you had the feeling that if you were going to go out, if there was any question, you want to go out the way he did. >> has any other quarterback won the super bowl with two different teams? >> i should know the answer. probably. >> i'm sure facebook.com/"today's take." >> google it. >> that was such a beautiful speech. we showed some of it. we talked about calling his brother, you know, after the game, and their relationship with their father, obviously. beloved quarterback, as well. it's so sweet and so vulnerable. >> that's what i think players miss. the little things. shaking tom brady's hand, calling eli on the bus. now is day one with what do you do with the rest of it? >> he's young, and has this whole other journey you can create. >> we have a sports theme here.
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bat. pirates game spring training. a dad takes action. this is sean cunningham reaching out an arm at the last second to protect his son landon from the bat. he deflects it. it goes just over his son's head. i mean, this has gone viral. we have sean and landon on a facetime right now. good morning, guys. >> hey, guys. >> my gosh, so sean, this happened -- had to happen so fast. i mean, your instincts were unbelievable. what went through your mind, or did you think when you saw the bat? >> no, sir. i didn't have a lot of time to think. i just -- once i realized it was heading for my son, i just did anything i could to block it and deflect it. >> landon, we're so glad you're okay, but i have to know, what were you doing? angry birds on the phone, buddy? >> no, i was no
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of the baseball players. >> cool. >> i was going to send it to my mom. then the bat came flying. i looked up because my dad said something, but i didn't look up in time. my dad did this to block it. >> so cool. >> your dad is a superhero. sean, what did your wife say when she saw the picture? >> she had a hard time with it. she got a little nauseous. you know, thank god, you know, everything turned out -- no one was seriously injured. >> landon, i know you were there to celebrate your 9th birthday. we hear you've got a favorite player. atlanta braves first baseman freddie freeman? is that your fav? >> yes, sir. >> guess what? freddie freeman has done a little something special for you. he's autographed a braves
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it is on the way to your home. what do you think? >> he's so cute. >> that's better than a bat, isn't it? >> oh, my goodness. >> right there. >> there you have it. you have your jersey and you have a dad who is a bona fide super hero. >> he has an "s" under the shirt. this was your first baseball game. what do you think? >> my first baseball game was amazing. >> i would say so. >> sean and landon, thank you so much. >> thanks, guys. >> glad everybody is okay. >> happy birthday, bud. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> he loves freddie freeman. >> i heard mom in the background. can we see mom? i heard her say thank you. >> hi, mom. >> hi.
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hello. >> beautiful family. >> good looking. thanks so much, guys. >> so cute. his little face, like what? this jersey. i have more more video. you've got to see this. this is outside fort collins, and i mean, it just buckets. it looks like snow on the ground. wait till you see this as we -- on the road, these two semi tractor trailers just miss each other. that could have been horrible. that tanker truck starts to lose control and finally gets it right. rough day out there. we've got more rough weather coming today. look at this, we've got tornado watches in effect. severe thunderstorm warnings all the way into central texas. we have an area of enhanced severe weather possible from austin, san antonio, corpus christi, back as far east as houston.
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a squall line developing especially late this afternoon into the evening. one of the dangerous times. heavy rain, strong straight line winds which can do just as much damage as tornados. will be pushing through through wednesday. look at the rainfall amounts. we're talking anywhere from seven to ten inches of rain. some areas over the next three days in this region, up to 15 inches of rain. massive flooding is possible. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. the good news is we are going to remain dry all the way through this work week and even into a little bit of the weekend. we do have rain chances returning for the weekend. just a few scattered showers out there. otherwise temperatures right now they are in the 50s. 61 in baltimore. they're on their way to make it to the 70s. we're at 54 here in the district. as we continue through the day. daytime highs will be in the lower to mid 70s. that will be the same deal tomorrow. enjoy it while it
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star. >> in "whiskey tango foxtrot," tina is presented with a life changing opportunity. we sat down with tina and kim barker, the real-life war correspondent who inspired tina's character. >> the network is stretched thin. all our talent is going there. we need people, any people, to fill the void in afghanistan. you folks here are all the unmarried, childless personnel in this bureau. [ crying ] for those behind tend nd the sc there are opportunities to be on camera. kim, will you be joining in? >> the travel or the crying? >> tina fey and kim barker, good to see you guys. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> we saw that scene. tina, you're basically playing kim, a tv reporter. what was this like when you read this book? >> yeah. >> it was described as kind of a tinaey
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>> the "new york times" review of the book described it as a tina fey book. i said, i'll read the book, or i'm an idiot. kim was a print journalist and you were working in the studio and they came into the office and said, who doesn't have kids? >> no, no, basically, i was trying to differentiate myself from the other reporters, who could -- i heard they wanted to send more women overseas. i figured the fact i didn't have kids and i wasn't married meant i was expendable, and therefore, nobody would sue if something happens. >> good feeling. >> i was joking around. a bit of a sense of humor. >> the lesson to me for authors, if you want your book made into a movie, drop tina's name in the review and she'll buy it and be in it. >> it's obviously a fictionalized account but does it give you a greater appreciation of what journ
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>> yeah. >> when they're in harm's way? >> i didn't believe the stuff that you guys do. to go with the marines, follow them around and try to get the story, but also not be in their way. >> right. >> not put them in danger. yeah, people say to me, could you do that in real life? i said, no, i'm cowardly. >> shooting it in a desert with cameras, you're fine. >> you get a break, nice dinner. >> as long as there are nice services, you'll report on the war. it's a war movie but there is a lot of humor. was it that way for you when you were there? >> it's a dark, comic way and i tend to see the world in that lens. i read kurt vonnegut when i was younger and wanted people to actually want to read about the war. a lot of things you saw over there was
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way to capture it was dark humor. >> tina, you're portraying a real person in the movie. you know kim. was that weird for you? >> i knew it wasn't a biopick, so i didn't have to daniel day lewis it. >> she was shadowing me for months. >> i slept in kim's bed with her for a year. she didn't know. i got in after she was asleep and out before she woke up. hard work. >> impressive. >> we wanted to get the culture and military stuff right, as best we could. my only regret is kim is -- how tall are you? 5'10"? >> 5'10". >> i wish i could have been taller in the movie. >> so do you suspect you'll be back on "snl" throughout the campaign? >> i have a feeling, no. >> really? >> my gut was watching donald
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jerrod carmichael is one of the hottest young comedians in hollywood. >> he's starring in "the carmichael show," returning for its second season this sunday. >> jerrod, your name is spelled out phonetically for us. >> yeah. otherwise, it would be jared. i wouldn't mind it but my mom would be going crazy. >> we don't want to anger your mom. >> yeah. >> speaking of your mom -- >> oh, man, i thought it was going to go straight to the jab. i thought al was going to go, speaking of your mom, i was out last night. no, no. >> no mothers. >> oh, my gosh. >> he came ready. >> aggressive. >> you don't know the half of it. >> relax, everybody. >> your family is in the "carmichael show." >> we argue about everything, so
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this is the second season. third season, i'll run out of material and it'll be all family secrets. it'll be all things i wasn't supposed to tell anyone, ever. right now, we like to argue about a lot of things. no topic is off limits. we put that into the show. incorporated, you know, that. >> the show has a little throwback to an old sitcom but tackles the modern topics. any sitcoms you loved? >> i watched "all in the family" and these things. i like to treat the audience like they're adults. >> yeah, ye when we go to the store, i find my box of honey bunches of oats and i'm checking to see if i packaged it. best cereal in the world right there. if the last 3 letters were p22, that's me! and now in delicious chocolate. it's my decision to make beauty last. fix. roc retinol started visibly reducing
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it's a great looking morning out there. temperatures are rising through the 50s. some areas already in the 60s. 64 in fredricksburg. we're on our way into the 70s today. we have cloud cover but i expect it to decrease as we get into the afternoon. e
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couple days. next chances of rain towards the end of the week. spring the clocks forward. thank you, keep an eye on the forecast and t news with he
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taking a look at the headlines. today marks two years since malaysia airlines flight mh-370 vanished while flying from malaysia to china. an international team investigating the disappearance today said it's still reviewing key information. they believe the boeing 777 was flown thousands of miles off course before crashing into the ocean. malaysia's prime minister said he's committed to solving the agonizing mystery. former pro wrestler hulk hogan expected back on the stand today in a civil trial of his lawsuit. he's suing for $100 million. the core issue, did the website have the right to post a sex tape of hulk hogan and his
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then-best friend's wife? hogan and his authorities said the website invaded his privacy but the website said hogan had talked openly about his sex life before. go go squeeze are calling their non-organic applesauce due to potential contamination. no illnesses have been linked to the problems. go go squeeze pouchs labeled as organic are not involved. for more info, go to the recall information we have posted at today.com. things went from bad to worse for a soccer player in israel. trainers loading the midfielder on to the stretcher. within seconds of lifting him off the ground, the grip comes off the rear handle, spilling him on to the ground. a teammate decided to give him a lift and carried him off in his arms. good friend. let's check in on our forecast. al is standing by. >> tamron, we're watching an area of really s
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into oklahoma where we're watching that closely. more rain moves into the pacific northwest. gets a bit of a break down in the southern part of california with windy conditions. east coast looking fabulous. tomorrow, a spectacular day along the eastern seaboard with record highs. risk of severe weather into the lower gulf. more wet weather and snowy weather in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. temperatures today are climbing out of the 50s. eventually into the 70s. mid 70s is where we'll end up. i know we've got a lot of cloud cover out there, but i believe it will dissipate. we have plenty of sunshine for both your wednesday and thursday. look at those temperatures. upper 70s on wednesday. right around 80 on thursday. by the time we get to friday the temperatures drop a little bit. only because we got a back door cold front. we'll remain dry. next chance of rain will be at the end of the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. tamron? >> al, thank you very much.
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mom, padma lakshmi lived a life in the spotlight. full of fashion, family and delicious food. now, she's written all about it in a revealing new memoir called "love, loss and what we ate." padma is with us this morning. good to see you. >> nice to see you, too. >> we were talking, your daughter is a little under the weather. >> she's better now, but she spent all last week having a fever. >> you're juggling the book tour and juggling mom which, of course, is relatable to so many working moms. you're doing your thing and caring for your daughter. >> i think we all try to balance everything, and sometimes it works and sometimes what i'm going through is no different than what most mothers who work are going through now. >> that's a lot of your book -- i know people focused in on romance and the other things, but in reality, this memoir is relatable in so many ways. from talking about insecurity to talking abouthe struggle to become a mom. how difficult was it for you to open up in this way? >> it was really difficult.
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other than having my daughter, it was probably the hardest thing i ever had to do. it was like having a baby, except she took less time to come out. it took me over four years to write this book. i can't believe you're holding it in your hands. it was hard, but i wanted to do it. even when it was going to be a healthy eating book, i wanted to use the details of my life and illustrate philosophies i have about food and motherhood. i think we all need to have an open discussion as women, as immigrants, as women of color, as mothers, about our bodies, about work, about the fact that, you know, sometimes it takes longer to become who you're going to be. >> it's true. you mentioned your daughter. in the book, you talk about, at one point, wanting to change your name to something that sounds more american. here, you have
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>> i cringe now. part of the pact i made with myself in writing the book is i wanted to be truthful and really tell my story in a non-filtered form. yes, i did do that. changing your name is as old as immigrants from ellis island. a lot of people don't. i think i just wanted to fit in, like most teenage girls. >> speaking of teenage girls, one day, your daughter will be a teenager and may see a copy of the book. >> she's seen them around the house. >> she'll be able to read it and understand it. >> yes. >> and hear about your struggle to have her, about the paternity questions surrounding who her father was. did you think about that when you were writing it? did you visualize her reading it one day? >> you know, i'm sure she will read it a lot sooner than i want her to read it, but not for those issues. there's been so much written about all the issues you mentioned already, that as soon as she's old enough to google
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things. it's my job as her mother to tell her where she came from and who she is, regardless of a book or articles in the newspaper. she knows who her father is. her father is very present in her life. you know, i don't -- i think every child at some point realizes that their parents are human and, you know, i hope that i can use my life to help guide my daughter to make strong decisions from a place of power and owning her body or owning her decisions. >> that's the message beyond her, who is the most important person in your life, to fans and other young women who may have the insecurities that we all have, but think when you're on television, there's no way you could have thesie issues. you're exposing that. >> you know we have hair, makeup, pretty clothes. people help us with that. i don't look like this when i take her to school in the morning. >> it's all smoke and mirrors. i'm really a black boy when i wake upth
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transformed into this girl, somewhat. >> exactly. you know, for me, i really wanted to have an open conversation. i wanted to say, look, i did use my looks as an asset, as a model, as someone on tv. no one asked tom how he keeps the weight off, you know, from "top chef," or how he fits into his clothes. it's something that women have to deal with in the media much more than men, and in real life. you don't have to be eating for a living to have issues about weight. you don't are to be on tv or in front of the camera to have body issues. i think, you know, a lot of girls and women do. >> it's an empowering message. not a pity party. it is the truth and it is what it is. thank you so much. i hope your daughter recovers fast. >> i know. >> the book, "love, loss and what we ate." catch padma thursday night on the
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get started today at angie's list, because your home is where our heart is. last year, paul zerdin gathered friends and crossed the atlantic to compete on "america's got talent." he won the judges and the audience to win season ten. >> he's here with his friend sam. >> good morning. >> morning. >> hello, you guys! >> hey, sam. >> great to be here. >> thank you. what's the big news? >> what is the big news? >> it is that we signed a three-year deal with planet hollywood in las vegas. >> what are we going to do? you know what we do. >> what is it? >> begins with v. >> oh, yes, we're going to do vasectomies. >> no, no, no. too much. >> i know people. >> too early. >> we signed a deal with planet hollywood and we're headlining
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from the 30th of april onwards. >> yes, absolutely. >> does sam like to hang out in vegas? is he a vegas guy? >> yeah. oh, yeah. i shouldn't drink though. >> what happens? >> i soak it up. i get damp. >> what? >> damp. >> would you speak more clearly? >> sorry. it's early. what do you want from me? >> i love when tamron talks to me. have you been drinking? >> a lot. >> that's why you're talking to a puppet. >> it's hard. you're also looking away. >> i did a hidden camera show to see if we could get people out and about, going about their daily duties, see if they'd talk to a restaurant. i went in with cameras and ordered a dinner for two and the waiter was having a conversation with a puppet. don't feel alone. >> do you
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uk? what's the difference? >> do you want that one? >> yeah. sleep. >> oh, wow. >> i'd say the american audiences are just up for it from the beginning. when you've worked in the uk a long time, you have to work harder to win them over. you still have to prove yourself here, as well. don't get complacent. the americans have been fantastic. particularly on the journey of agt. >> how have your lives changed in. >> a lot of flying. i've been living in london, obviously, and coming back and forth, touring all over the states in the last few months. i mean, it's just an amazing platform. it's opened a lot of doors. you know, so many people see that show. >> i'm going on the next one. going to audition, season 11. >> what are you going to do? >> ventriloquism. >> watch. >> you've been practicing? >> yes. hello, how are you? what doou
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it's amazing. i've nailed it. >> al was telling me before we started, apparently, he used to do ventriloquism a long time ago. >> won a contest. >> now is your time. >> good to see you. thanks. catch paul and sam next month. tickets available now. back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> who said th at
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where are you going after work in that? >> go home and hang out with my children. >> guess who we are on, kids? >> wasting your time. >> who? >> sally field. >> we love sally. >> and maria will be here. also, this great country singer from texas. >> god bless them. >> god bless us everyone. >> coming up after your
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inclusive ticket. busch gardens williamsburg. a whole other world awaits. 9:57 is your time on this tuesday march 8th, 2016. this 18-year-old college student is missing. he's a student at the university of maryland. his family says they haven't heard from him for days. umd police say he was last seen on campus near the student union wearing a hoodie shorts and gray and green back pack. let's check on your forecast with stormea
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lauren rickets. it's just so warm outside right now. temperatures 58 here in washington. 61 in manassas. we're only going to warm up from here. lower to mid 70s. cloud cover but we'll get sunshine later this afternoon. sunshine will continue wednesday and thursday. when our temperatures will top out around 80. we will have temperatures in the low 70s on friday. back door cold front slipped through. temperatures slip into the 60s for the weekend. coming up on news 4 midday
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathy lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1 a. >> this is a great song by the way by chris harmony. called "work from home" ♪ work work work i love when you have to know one word. >> we could have written it. >> we probably couldn't have. if you like a legend, we have one here with us today. sally field is joining us. she's in this movie

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