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. good morning. breaking overnight. michael flynn resigns was president trump's national security adviser admitting he misled the administration about his contacts with a russian diplomat. a top democrat now asking if that phone call was a case of flynn free-lancing, or was he taking direction from the president. this morning white house counselor kellyanne conway is with us live. crews working to repair the damaged dam in northern california as a powerful new storm approaches. the evacuation order still in effect for nearly 200,000 people. were warning signs about the dam's deteriorating conditions ignored? smartphone
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verizon, the nation's largest wireless carrier, announces the return of its unlimited data plan. is the battle for your business about to put more money in your pockets? major milestone. >> uconn makes it 100 consecutive wins! >> the university of connecticut women's basketball team pushes its record-setting win streak to an unthinkable 100 games, a first for any team, men or women, in college basketball history. and they're definitely feeling the love from the husky faithful. today, valentine's day, tuesday, february 14th, 2017. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on tuesday morning.
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savannah. shaping up to be a bis yay one in the news. >> we start with breaking news out of the white house. michael flynn abruptly resigning as national security adviser amid growing controversy over his russian connections. we'll talk about it with kellyanne conway in just a moment. let's start our coverage with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> reporter: michael flynn has been under siege since the start. a senior official tells nbc thus the president and advisers have been agonizing over what to do about flynn for days. the situation ultimately became unsustainable not discuss of the discussion of russian sanctions but because flynn, they say, lied to the president and vice president. a source close to president trump says it was the vice president himself who was a driver behind flynn's exit last night. overnight an abrupt and stunning
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resignation from national security adviser michael flynn. the embattled trump adviser stepping down after days of damaging headlines about his communications with the russian ambassador about sanctions and were he misled the vice president and other top aides. in his resignation letter flynn becam blames the fast-paced events for his inadvertently misleading those. his shocking departure comes after three weeks on the job. just hours after a bomb-shell report in the "washington post" and confirmed to nbc news by a senior u.s. official that last month acting attorney general sally yates alerted the white house she believed flynn had misled senior administration officials and warned he was potentially vulnerable to russian blackmail. president trump fired her after she
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executive order. monday afternoon top aide kellyanne conway publicly delivered this assurance. >> yes, flynn enjoys the full confidence of the president. >> sean spicer pulled back saying the president was evaluating the situation. filling the void keith kellogg. acting national security adviser. he advised trump throughout the campaign and appeared on the campaign trail. now the top democrat on the house intelligence committee, adam schiff, is wondering if the scandal reaches even higher saying in a statement, the trump administration has yet to be forthcoming about who was aware of flynn's conversations with the ambassador and whether he was acting on the instructions of the president. >> of course, the next question is what now. multiple sources tell me the acting national security adviser, keith kellogg, is in the running to permanently replace flynn as well as retired general david petraeus. the frontrunner, i am told this
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robert harward. a former navy s.e.a.l. commander who served under general mattis and remains friends with the current defense secretary. >> thank you very much. bringing in chuck todd for a quick sec before we talk to kellyanne conway. is this the result of one incident or a growing list of concerns? >> this was a growing list of concerns. mike flynn had problems inside that west wing. he had trust issues before this situation popped up. this was about -- i mean, you hate to use the cliche it's not the crime it's the coverup. had mike flynn been forthcoming that, yes, the sanctions conversation came up, x, y, z, wasn't anything definitive, had they said that they could have gotten out of this. but it was misleading the vice president, lying to the vice president that was the end for him. but that was the point. he already had
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matt, it takes for the president to get rid of you. is it three, four, five? flynn had accumulated at at least two or three strikes. it was clear he had very little margin for error and then this weekend was it. >> chuck, stand by. kellyanne conway is president trump's counselor. kellyanne, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> yesterday afternoon on msnbc you said that michael flynn enjoyed the full confidence of the president. sean spicer later said the president was evaluating the situation. and then michael flynn resigns overnight. were you out of the loop on this? >> no, not at all. both were true. the president is very loyal. he is a loyal person. and by night's end mike flynn decided it was best to resign. he knew he had become a lightning rod and he made that decision. >> so, had he not resigned, the president would continue with him as national security adviser even though he misled the vice president and the administration about the contents of that call? >> that fact is what became
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i think misleading the vice president really was the key here. and i spoke with the president this morning. he asked me to speak on his behalf and to reiterate that mike flynn had resigned. he decided that he -- that the situation had become unsustainable for him -- >> wait a second. >> the president accepted that resignation. >> you're saying that was the straw that broke the camel's back. but the white house knew about that last month when the justice department warned the white house that mr. flynn or general flynn had not been completely honest in characterizing that conversation with the russian ambassador, and they even went further to say that, as a result of that dishonesty, he was at risk for blackmailing by the russians. >> well, that's -- that's one characterization. but the fact is that general flynn continued in that position and was in the presidential daily briefings as part of the leader calls as recently as yesterday, was there for the prime minister's visit from canada yesterday. and as time wore on,
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the situation had become unsustainable -- >> kellyanne, that makes no sense. last month the justice department warned the white house that general flynn had misled them and that, as a result, he was vulnerable to blackmail and at that moment he still had the complete trust of the president? >> matt, i am telling you what the president has said, which is that he has accepted general flynn's resignation and wishes him well and that we are moving on. there are at least three strong candidates to be considered for a permanent position here. obviously general keith kellogg is the acting national security adviser starting today. and the president is moving forward. >> i want to go back to the phone call with the russian ambassador back in december. you're starting to make me think that perhaps general kelly was not free-lancing during that call when he talked about or hinted -- i'm sorry -- general flynn. >> general flynn. >> -- that he wasn't free-lan d
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making that call on behalf of the administration or the incoming administration. would that be accurate? >> no. it would be a mistake to conclude that. remember, in the end it was misleading the vice president that made the situation unsustainable. >> which the white house knew about last month. and yet yesterday you went on the air and said that general flynn had the complete and full confidence of the president. >> and general flynn decided that he should resign last night and the president accepted that resignation. the president is very loyal. he has been carrying forward with his entire team very effectively, frankly. at this stage he accepted the resignation and he is moving on -- >> loyalty is one thing. keeping a guy in a position of national security adviser who has communicated with the russians and then misled the administration about the contents of that communication is entirely a different thing. wouldn't you agree with that? >> well, matt, what i would tell you is the president and i had a
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to the comments made by charles krauk haumer on a different network last night that it is not one incident or one communication. in this case it's the misleading to the vice president and also the inability to remember as general fliven startynn startedy his remarks and say, i can't remember, i can't recall. that was his clarification over the weekend. i can't recall whether the information provided to the vice president and the administration, was the whole truth. >> was general flynn the right pick in the beginning? >> the president chose him, and he was a very loyal, and he worked very hard and he had a 30-plus-year career in the military. i talked to general flynn on a number of occasions about that career. >> isn't it kind of surprising that, with that 30-plus year career in the military a guy who was about in december to be named national security adviser would not understand ore
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ambassador are routinely wire-tapped by u.s. intelligence officials and that anything he said on that call might come back to haunt him? >> you are presuming what general flynn did or did not know, but the key here, and i want to repeat it, the key here is the misleading of the vice president and others, the incomplete information or the inability to completely recall what did or did not happen as reflected in his debriefing of particular phone calls. that really was -- that really was what happened here. >> all right. kellyanne conway. we'll leave it at that. kellyanne, thanks for your time this morning. i appreciate it. back to chuck. >> chuck, let's dig right in here. what's your impression? what did we just learn there? >> i think we learned that, look, this is a white house that doesn't like to admit mistakes very easily. we know president trump is not -- doesn't come to this as fast as others. i always say he has got a much
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higher political pain tolerance than we've seen previously. when others would have -- others were telling him that maybe mike flynn wasn't the best pick. i thought matt provided a very interesting question there, was he the right pick from the beginning. she avoided that question, because there were a lot of people that had questions about whether it was smart to bring him in at a high of a position, especially when you already had issues at the pentagon, issues at state. so -- but this is -- this goes to something else that kellyanne said, that you got to take at face value because it is how he operates. >> yeah, but -- >> extraordinarily loyal. >> loyalty is one thing. but it's going to call the president's judgment into question because he heard about this a month ago and he knew that there were warning signs. >> no. and that's the thing. that's been the problem, i think, for this administration for the first three weeks, really, is much of their -- much
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it gets to another word here. competency. right? and that is, you know, whether, with how that travel ban order was rolled out. that was a competency issue. it was less a substance issue. >> right. >> all the -- everything surrounding mike flynn was competency issues, really, more than substantive issues. this is something that this administration a is accumulating quite a few of these. there has been talk of more personnel shakeups. they better to do in the next 24, 48 hours and stop, settle things down and get a routine in a hurry. >> chuck. thanks very much. after a nasty battle, the senate on monday confirmed steve mnuchin, a former goldman sachs banker, as treasury secretary. it was much easier for the veterans affairs secretary, the first
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unanimously. potential trouble for andrew puzder. four key republicans withholding support of him. now to the race against time and mother nature in northern california. this morning the massive evacuation order for nearly 200,000 people around that oroville dam remains in place. >> how did things get to this point? after weeks of relentless rain, lake oroville reached capacity. the main spillway which allows surplus water to drain off has been damaged by a sinkhole 250 feet long and up to 50 feet deep. >> a backup emergency spillway is also eroding so it can't be used. if it is fully compromised, experts say millions of gallons of uncontrolled water could be unleashed, overwhelming towns along the feather river. nbc national correspondent, miguel almaguer, is at the scene for us once again. go
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>> reporter: officials say the threat remains dangerously high. nearly 200,000 people remain evacuated with no clear indication on when they can return home. nbc news learned several environmental groups warned of a potential catastrophe similar to this just years ago. officials call this a race against time. crews working overtime, dropping boulders to secure oroville's emergency spillway was the main spillway continues releasing as much water as possible, all to prevent a catastrophic failure of the nation's tallest dam. >> it can fail. whether it's levees, dams, bridges. we have a lot of work to do. >> reporter: the threat of a breach so serious nearly 190,000 residents ordered to evacuate. in the rush, some parents leaving their kids' shoes behind. >> it was hectic. i had to pick up our kids. we have six kids. we
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>> reporter: others staying put. the dam within eyesight of his back yard. he knows if it fails he will be in the path of a torrential flood. >> i can see it from here. if i seen the break, adios, i'm out of here. >> now nbc news has learned officials were warned more than a decade ago about the potential danger. in 2005 three environmental groups including ron storks, filed this motion with the federal government, asking them to armor the emergency spillway with concrete saying it didn't meet modern safety standards. officials rejected the request, concluding it was safe and would, quote, perform as designed. >> this impacts real people and real lives. i think we should have spent the money. >> reporter: water officials say they are investigating the claims and the dam is structurally sound. but with more rain coming as early as tomorrow, swift water rescue teams are
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this morning there is growing concern over another critical dam. lake shasta. california's largest, 100 miles away from here. they're desperately releasing more water from that facility as we get ready for another round of severe weather. back to you guys. back to the major milestone for the uconn women's basketball team. the top-ranked huskies beat south carolina last night to win their 100th consecutive game in front of the home crowd in storrs, connecticut. >> uconn makes it 100 consecutive wins! >> the storied program hasn't lost a game since november of 2014. it's the longest winning streak in college basketball history. men or women. und under this head coach uconn has won 11 national championships.
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good morning. not so good for some of our friends. we have the high moisture and h rain headed for the west coast. the river of moisture will continue into northern california between now and sunday. we are talking about four to five, as much as eight inches of rain in the oroville area. and even down into parts of southern california, flash flooding, river flooding, 3 to 6 inches. it will be a mess over the next several days in california. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning. temperatures cold as you walk outside. mostly in the low 30s. some areas still in the upper 20s. 34 in the district. 28, gaithersburg. mostly cloudy by lunchtime, 45 degrees. happy hour time, low 50s. dinnertime, upper 40s. mostly cloudy skies. but tomorrow we'll have rain to the south. otherwise clearing later in the day. colder thursday. warming into the weekend! that's your latest weather. >> coming up. good news for consumers in the fight for your smartphone business. what verizon is offering that could be a game-changer. dramatic video of what could happen if yo
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we'll let you know if we learn anything new. now checking the traffic with melissa mollet. >> two different crashes. you can see a little bit of a delay there headed southbound this morning. eastbound 50. landover road. crash blocking the road. outer loop at university boulevard. top of the beltway. no big problems. typical delays. >> thank you, melissa. we'll take a quick break. sheena parveen will have your forecast next.
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a cold start to your involved. temperatures around freezing. make sure you have the warm jacket on. 28 gaithersburg and frederick. direct in the mid 30s. we'll stay cold for the morning. by the afternoon, around 53 degrees. mostly cloudy, staying dry. not nearly as windy as yesterday. 39 degrees thursday. chance of showers tomorrow.
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overall dry. 64 as we go into saturday. another local news update in 25 minutes. >> for now, back to the "today" show after this short break.
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we're back now, we're back. 7:30 on a tuesday morning. how cute is that? a lot of people talking dogs with the dog show around. a lot in the audience. that's cool. involved, by the way. our crowd feeling the love outon the plaza. >> inside the studio, a look at the headlines. michael flynn, president's top embattled national security adviser. resigned last night. saying he gave incomplete information to the white house about his pre-inauguration talks with the russian ambassador. he said he apologized and is the administration accepted and also accepted his resignation. the white house named retired
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army general keith kellogg acti acting national security adviser. the evacuation order remains in place until repairs are made. crews spent monday inspecting erosion in the dam's main and emergency spillways. they used helicopters to drop rock-filled bags into holes. the "wall street journal" quarter reporting disney cut ties with the most watched blogger on youtube. he amassed more than 53 million followers. he came under fire for recent ones that contained anti-semitic comments. also making news, the already intense data war between cellphone providers is now heating up. the biggest of all, adviser, doing what it said it would not do, rolling out an unlimited plan. nbc's tom costello has more on that. good morning. >> reporter: verizon is offering you a free cellphone if you sign up and tr
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americans, try to go pick between cellphone service providers and figure out which has the best deal can be like reading a foreign language. competition is suddenly changing the game. it has to be one of the biggest complaints among cellphone users, the dreaded bill, full of all those extra charges and data restrictions. >> it's expensive. i feel like they have extra charges. >> i have been going through such a headache with cellphone bills lately. >> $80 this month. next bill i'm paying 120. >> reporter: as verizon, the nation's biggest cellphone service provider finally joins competitors t-mobile. sprint and at&t in offering unlimited data. exactly what today's customers want as they text and talk but also watch videos, video chat, and play games online. all of which quickly eats up precious data. verizon's price tag, $80 for a
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$180 for four if the customer signs up for automatic billing. a big savings for the crisp family in maryland, a family of six phones. >> we spend about $500 a month on the six cellphones that we use. this new plan sounds like it's going to cost around $300. so that's a savings of about $200 a month. i would be excited to save that. >> reporter: for years verizon insisted it would not offer unlimited data. now it's left with few choices falling behind competitors who have taken to taunting the cellphone giant in tv ads. >> i've been saving something special for you. >> what is it? >> verizon phones. every time you go over your data limit, you get punished. >> i like streaming movies. >> reporter: because the vast majority of adults now have a cellphone service providers are finding new ways to lure customers away from the competition with better deals. the average customer now pays roughly $75 per phone.
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>> if you are an individual adult who doesn't watch streaming video unless you're at home or at work on wi-fi you probably don't noeed unlimited data. if you have a family of four and everybody is on the go, you may want to strongly consider it. >> reporter: after using the first 22 gig bytes per month. xhef customers could see the service slow. with all the major service providers now offering some sort of unlimited data, you may find it's easier to do comparison shopping now. >> tom, you just got sheinelle's attention when you said the service may slow down. >> if you go above 30 gigabytes they send a guy to just look over your shoulder. >> you don't need to do that! >> tom, thank you very much. take it away, al. severe weather to talk about this morning, down through the south. texas right now already firing up. not only do we have tornado
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christi. we have tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm watches as well as strong storms start firing up. we already have an enhanced area for severe weather from victoria to houston. 10 million under that. tornados possible already. we could see stronger tornadoes with this. we're going to be looking at heavy showers and showers and storms moving through the area. these will continue south on into tomorrow. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. it is a cold start to your valentine's day. 34 degrees currently in the district. very light winds. it will not be nearly as windy as it was yesterday. so at least it will be a more pleasant day because of that. temperatures elsewhere in the upper 20s. gaithersburg. temperatures around freezing. later this afternoon we rebound to 53 degrees, staying dry, mostly cloudy, chance of a shower south tomorrow morning. most of the area dry.
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correctly. >> today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with a dramatic demonstration. good morning. >> reporter: space heaters are popular for good reason. they're great, they're small, cost efficient. keep your family warm. turns out so many of us are using them wrong and in an instant it can turn into tragedy. remember the giant house fire in baltimore last month. six children killed inside. we reported it here. officials say a space heater may be to blame. they're still investigating. this morning, before you turn yours on at home we have video you need to see about how fast things can go wrong and what you can do to protect yourself right now. it happens in an instant. >> oh, my gosh, i think the house is on fire. >> reporter: deadly flames raging infernos. all these homes on fire. >> i got out. the flames were above the trees. >> reporter: in all of these cases space heaters are to blame. in fact, according to the national fire protection association, space heaters are a leading cause of house fires.
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we are here with jamie novak, a fire investigator. how do we stay safe. >> people need to realize that these are small but draw a lot of electricity. one. plug it directly into the wall. >> reporter: a big tip. plug the heater directly into the wall. he says some people use cheap extension cords to move the heater closer, but many extension cords can't handle that amount of electricity. just watch when he does it. >> there you have a loose connection. it can start a fire. >> reporter: what's the next tip? >> the next tip is we keep this three feet from anything combustible that will burn. couch, end table. anything that will burn. best to do it in the center of the room. >> reporter: center of the room. three feet the magic number. >> you got it. >> reporter: sometimes people let blankets fall on top of the heater like this. >> the heater is hot enough to catch it on fire. next thing, the room is on fire
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>> reporter: just like that. to show us, jamie sets up a real-life demonstration inside this real house, getting special permission to burn it. >> if the sliding glass door fails, that pushes the fire in on you. >> reporter: we have a team of firefighters standing by. >> heater on. blanket on. we'll see what happens. >> reporter: remember, this happens in homes all the time. in several minutes. >> there we go. we have ignition. >> reporter: you see how fast the fires can spread. a piece of the blanket fell off and is now burning the rug too. flames race up the blanket. boom, it spread to the couch. it's already hard to breathe in here. it is kicking off serious black smoke. >> it has caught the polyurethane couch on fire. >> reporter: suddenly an inferno in the living room. let's get out of here. you can't breathe in here anymore. everyone out. oh! that happened,
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i mean, you can't breathe in there. >> people don't realize how fast a fire takes off and how nasty it gets. >> reporter: i was able to breathe, then i wasn't. >> yep. >> reporter: it is raging. here is the scariest part of all. the fire immediately spreads, jumping from room to room. the fire is right here. let me show you how fast this spreads. this over here, on the other side of the house, within just a couple minutes. we already have black smoke coming out here too. it's super dangerous. flames engulf the house, shattering these glass doors as it burns. if this doesn't show you to follow the instructions, i don't know what does. >> you're dead if you're in this room right now. >> reporter: all from a space heater. >> from a space heater and somebody improperly using it. >> reporter: using an old abandoned house to prove a point. some space heaters have an automatic shutoff switch. if it gets too hot or knocked over it turns off. ex
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that. even those can be dangerous if used the wrong way. experts say every family watching this right now, guys, should come up with a fire escape plan. we have a link on our website right now. today.com to give you step-by-step instructions. >> thank you very much. up next, big change coming to the popular waves navigation app involving a fam app. carson will explain after this.
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we're back. let's go to carson in the orange room for news involving a member of the nbc family. >> for years "dateline" viewers enjoying the smooth narration of keith morrison. a huge part of the show. fans of his voice have even actually had him sitting down and reading christmas stories. take a look. >> 'twas the night before christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. >> there's no voice! >> social media users wanted to bring that iconic voice with them every day. they've taken to twitter. they have a specific request. here we go. amy. i would like keith morrison to be the voice of my gps. he can make a traffic jam sound intriguing. kim writes, if there is any justice in the world the next voice on the waze app will be keith morrison. ladies and gentlemen, today is the day. that morning has come. you can now officially choose our own mo
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popular gps waze app. here is one thing you'll hear. >> you've reached your destination. or have you? just kidding. you have. >> another one. >> omg! i have been waiting to take this trip with you for what feels like, well, forever. let's go! >> let's go! there is the app. you can go to the app settings and plug in voice directions, keith morrison, make it official and he'll guide you this morning through traffic. >> all the places end up at a crime scene. [ laughter ] >> there is tape, an outline. it's really not much fun. >> wherever you're trying to go, you end up in a dark alley. >> flashing lights. it's not good. no good can come of that. i don't know. >> congratulations to keith. >> it's cool. >> you have to lift your eyebrow. coming up, we're going out -- not going -- wait. what am i trying to say? going all out with two surprise
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this is a news4 today news break. 7:56 is the time now on this tuesday, february 14th, 2017. good morning. right to melissa mollet for a look at the roads and the traffic. >> good morning. 270 southbound at falls road. a crash on the right side slowing things a little bit. innerop express lanes gfws. crash blocking the left lane. you can see the delays at the bottom of the beltway. also affecting northbound 95. 66 okay. >> we'll take a quick break and check your forecast next. stay with us.
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a cold start this morning. temperatures are mostly around freezing but we are starting to warm up a bit. 35 in the district. 36 quantico. 29 in manassas. 32 in dulles. we are still cold to start the day. by lunchtime, less wind, temperatures at about the mid 40s. later today topping out around 53 degrees. mostly cloudy, early showers tomorrow, mainly to the south, though, most of the area will be dry. colder thursday and a warmup for the weekend. happy valentine's day, eun. >> thanks, sheena. you too. purge, or even quit cold turkey. i raise turkeys without growth-promoting antibiotics, hormones, or steroids. if you're looking for little ways to simplify life, feeling good about what your family eats is a pretty simple
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my name is tammy plumlee, and i raise honest, simple turkey for shady brook farms. it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, shocking resignation. president trump's national security adviser, michael flynn, steps down overnight amid a scandal over ties to russia. so who will replace him? and how will the white house deal with its first major shakeup? then, greek, growth and the grammys. >> she said, if we get nominated, promise me you will come. i said, i will. >> following his emotional win rory feek visits studio 1-a to talk about honoring his late wife joey, their daughter and what's next. i do. >> will you marry me?
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take a knee on monday. >> i am excited for him to be my step-dad. >> this morning, more proposals and surprises all in time for valentine's day. today, tuesday, february 14th, 2017. ♪ >> happy valentine's day to our friends in michigan. >> good morning, cincinnati, ohio. >> celebrating my 50th valentine's day on the plaza. ♪ >> celebrating 30 years of love. >> happy valentine's day! [ cheers and applause ] >> back now, 8:00 on this tuesday morning. it's the 14th day of february, 2017. you know what that makes it? >> diamond time. >> valentine's day. you better fix that before you go home. all right?
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>> actually, your wife is here. >> yeah. >> dinner tonight? sweet. >> speaking of love. right to the special series, marry me today. we are celebrating valentine's day with a double dose of surprise engagements. >> so, right now take a look in our lobby. that's mallory. she thinks she is here with her dog irving. i love that name, irving. for a we love dogs segment. she can't hear us. she is actually hear because her boyfriend todd is getting ready to pop the question. take a look. >> when i first saw mallory i thought she is beautiful. i couldn't take my eyes off her smile. she had an incredible smile that i thought lit up the room. mallory is kind, compassionate, loving, caring, it doesn't matter who you are. too small, too big. she cares that you're there. she is spending her time with children on the weekends who don't have resources to go to college. she loves to be a part of someth b
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people's lives. what i love most about her, i don't even know where to start. i want to spend the rest of my life with mallory because she is incredibly smart, i know she will be an incredible mother to our children and when times are tough she'll be there to support me and i'll support her. i love mallory. i hope she says yes today. i can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together. >> mallory, this is irving. >> yes. >> i love him. come on. let's go out. we'll start the segment because it's really kind of cool, i mean, with the dog show and all that, folks hanging out. so we're going to go out and meet some of those other pooches. >> great. >> do some stuff. where are you from? >> connecticut. >> that's nice. very nice. come out this way. come on. there you go. >> thank you. >> everything ready? >> okay. come over this way. just walk this way. >> sure. >> and here. these are some other dog lovers we would like you to meet right over here. >> oh, my god. [ cheers ] >> there is one o
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todd. oh todd. >> hi, mal. >> hi! >> i brought your o frienour fr family here today not because of irving because i have something important to ask you. last valentine's day i asked you what you wanted as a gift. you remember what you said? >> no. >> you asked for something shiny. here we are a year later and i have something really shiny for you. thinking about the last four years and what an incredible journey they've been together. makes me incredibly excited about our future and how i can't wait to spend our lives together. i love you for your intelligence, friendship, your smile and your laugh, your commitment to everything you do in life and for putting up with all my weird quirks. i can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. these are for you. >> oh my gosh. >> will you marry me? >> yes. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> she said yes! >> thankfully! >> oh, that's lovely. >> congratulations, guys. >> thank you. thank you. >> we've got family and friends back here. where is your dad? >> mallory, come this way. >> that's my dad. >> i mean mallory's dad. yes! >> ooh. sorry. >> todd already asked. >> he did, yes. >> you said yes. >> i absolutely said yes. >> wow. did you have any idea, mallory? >> no! >> what did you think when you came out and saw familiar faces. >> i was shocked. >> she said, where are the other dog lovers! >> they all love dogs, by the way. to congratulate you on your engagement we have a surprise for you. todd is not in on this one. we have a three-night stay at the embassy suites by hilton dorado del mar resort in puerto rico.
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and expenses. did you have any idea this would be your valentine's day? >> no, i did not. >> what did you think you were going to do. >> i thought i would be going to work this morning. >> are you still going to work? >> i think so. >> we want to apologize to irving, who didn't get an actual segment today. >> i got her the day off. >> very nice. >> congratulations, guys. congratulations to all of you. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's sweet. all right. we have got another surprise proposal in our next half hour. but right now it's time forr yor news at 8. any headline that could top that surprise engagement. congratulations to them. we are here in washington following the news of the day. i am hallie jackson in d.c. where the white house has a new national security adviser, at least for now. after a top white house aide made clear that mike flynn stepped down because he misled
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the administration about a phone call with the russian ambassador. overnight a stunning resignation at the white house. national security adviser michael flynn stepping down. in a resignation letter flynn writing in part, i inadvertently briefed the vice president elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the russian ambassador. i have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president and they've accepted my apology. retired lieutenant general keith kellogg filling the job for now. a senior administration official telling nbc news the leading contender to replace flynn, vice admiral bob harward. and under consideration, general david petraeus. >> yes, general flynn does enjoy the full confidence of the president. >> reporter: soon after, word
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being evaluated by president trump after acknowledging he may have talked about sanctions with the russian ambassador in late december. despite originally denying he did. publicly defended at the time which vice president mike pence. the vp ignoring questions monday, again. >> mr. vice president tell us about your relationship with the national security adviser. >> and again. >> do you still have confidence in general flynn? >> general flynn -- >> that makes no sense. >> last month the justice department warned the white house that general flynn had misled them. and that, as a result, he was vulnerable to blackmail. and at that moment he still had the complete trust of the president? >> matt, i am telling you what the president has said, which is that he has accepted general flynn's resignation and he wishes him well and that we're moving on. >> a senior u.s. official confirms to nbc news a red flag was raised late last month by then-acting attorney general sally yates. te
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house she believed flynn was potentially vulnerable to russian blackmail because he misled vice president pence and other senior officials about the nature of his communications with the russian ambassador. president trump fired yates last month after she refused to defend his controversial immigration executive order. >> today president trump will likely face questions along with members of his administration about what he knew when regarding national security adviser mike flynn. he is also sitting down today with somebody who used to be part of his inner circle but has fallen out. new jersey governor chris christie who described today's visit as a social lunch but hinted it could be something more. matt. >> hallie jackson. thank you very much. in northern california, efforts to prevent a catastrophic dam failure are taking on new urgency. heavy rain in the forecast could increase pressure on the oroville dam, the nation's tallest. crews using large bags of rocks to
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emergency spillway. nearly 200,000 people told to evacuate their homes on sunday don't know when they'll be able to return. meantime, nbc news has learned that environmental groups asked the federal government more than a decade ago to have the spillway reinforced. that request was rejected. >> new guidelines up for anyone considering surgery. cortisone injections or powerful drugs for lower back pain. the american college of physicians says people should first try conservative treatment such as yoga, acupuncture. massage or spinal manipulation. and if drug therapy must be used the new guidelines recommend nonsteroidal antiinflammatories. opioids should only be used as a last resort. straight ahead, a runner cruising to victory. wail until you see what happens next. in our second ground-breaking talk show titan of the week is here. montel williams. we'll talk to rory feek about his emotional win at the grammys the other night
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person behind you is in pain. while i'm not totally against reclining, the author wishes people would just ask first. >> what if they say no? >> have you ever asked? >> yeah. i have. >> you have? >> mm-hmm. >> i feel bad. >> i have never. >> i think you should definitely be considerate. if everybody reclined there wouldn't be a problem. >> how can you be considerate without asking? >> you don't jerk it back real fast. >> slowly go back. >> it's almost like a slow warning. listen, i am going back. >> maybe you don't go back all the way. >> you want to be able to reach your caviar. >> have you ever been in a seat and the person in front of you starts to recline and you put your hand there to stop the seat so it doesn't go all the way back? >> sometimes i say, wait a minute, let me adjust first. >> i haven't. >> you? you've done that? >> put a knee there so it felt like it reached the end of reclining
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extra leg room. two videos from the world of sports this morning. the first one showcasing an unusual turn of events at a track and field preliminary race. watch the runners come around the bend. the guy in first place literally ends up wrapped up in a bungee cord thing and that manithat co pole vaulting practice thing. he finishes second. luckily it was a preliminary heat so he moved on to the finals. >> better than a loose javelin, i guess. >> that's crazy. >> at least he still qualified. the other sports video is from the westminster dog show. mia the beagle is supposed to get through the course as fast as she can but instead ends up getting distracted. even takes a seat to sniff herself. the crowd absolutely
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roaring in support of the distracted beagle. >> to the finish line. [ laughter ] were those two sports videos? >> are you questioning whether the westminster dog show is a sport? >> i don't know. posed as a question. >> enjoy your twitter feed. i am a golfer. i get it all the time anyway. lots to get to pop start. taken to social media to reveal he has been treated for skin cancer fwaen. posting this photo showing a bandaged nose, another basal cell carcinoma. he had been treated for basal cell cancer four
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meghan markel ended her month-long break from social media. it's not an adorable snapshot of her and prince harry. she sends a message. sending good vibes. the actress had gone dark on social media after it was revealed she is dating prince harry. her knewespotting derek jeter a little league games. the yankees legend and supermodel wife are expecting a baby girl. this photo of the short stop holding a bunch of pink balloons being shared around. hannah says derek already has a name in mind but she is not sold on it just yet. marian mariano rivera may not be a good choice
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she is lovely. >> she really is. >> carson, thank you very much. mr. roker. show you what we have for today. we are looking at maybe some early spring warmth. it's going to be building in the mid plains and into the southeast. eventually the mid-atlantic states. temperatures from denver, 6 degrees above. to savannah, georgia. 8 degrees above average. thursday, the heat even builds even farther from minneapolis, st. louis, oklahoma city and atlanta. and look at the weekend. by friday, highs will be more like march to april than they are in february, with temperatures 60s and 70s throughout a good portion of the country. that's what's going on around the u.s. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning! 35 degrees in the district. it is a cold start to the day. we'll stay dry and temperatures will rebound in the low 50s. not nearly as windy as yesterday. if you have valentine's day plans, by lunchtime, mid 40
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by happy hour time, low 50s. by dinner upper 40s, mostly cloudy but staying dry. into tomorrow, a chance for an early shower, mostly south. i think most of the area will stay dry. coldest day, thursday. as we go into the weekend, the mid 60s come back. >> heading out the door? catch us on "today" show radio. rory feek won a grammy for his album released last year less than a month before joey lost had joey to cancer. >> she sang her vocals in hotel rooms while she did chemo. and radiation. it finally came out a year ago, almost exactly, and we set together in the final days and watched this awards ceremony last year.
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nominated, promise me you will come. and i said, i will. >> he did. and they won. rory and joey's story of love, faith and hope has touched a lot of people. rory writes about it in his new book "this life i live." nice to have you back. congratulations. >> thank you for having me. >> what went through your mind when you heard you guys won? >> my first thought was really? really? it's been an amazing year for the album. we knew it would be special for us, but i don't think we had any idea how special it would be for others and where it would lead. >> where did gospel music lead you? >> it's where i get a lot of comfort now. my wife grew up with that so she knew it long before i did. she has passed that on to me. it means a lot to me and our family and our little one. >> you mentioned your little one. indiana. how are you guys doing? >> we're doing well. she turns 3 this
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that's a little more exciting for us. >> indiana was born with down's syndrome. >> yes, sir. >> some of the milestones that come naturally or other children are harder fought for her. i understand she recently learned to walk. >> she has. she has started taking steps. she really took about eight steps the other day at her little school. she goes to a special-needs school in nashville. and i told her, i said, i am so proud of you, indy. because she is turning 3. i said, a lot of kids don't learn to walk until they're 1. it's amazing. especially when you take the pressure off of the expectations. so they can just do it the way that they need to do it. and we just celebrate it. it doesn't feel late. >> in this book, on a number of occasions you refer to joey in the present tense. i'm curious why that is. >> i think it's because she is so present in my life. i didn't know how i would l
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i feel -- i feel the choices that she made, i feel the strength that she had and the love that she had for me and our family. i carry it with me. >> i also think it would be very tempting and very normal to write a book about your wife, who you lost and loved so much, and write only about glowing things and only write about the relationship in glowing terms. and you don't do that. you are honest are some of the struggles you two had. >> yes, sir. well, as amazing as our love story is and has become over the years, all great stories have a beginning. and ours was tough. like everyone else's. >> name some of the ways. >> we are different. she didn't want to be a mother, and i had two little girls that i was raising on my own. she didn't want to be a mother, and she told me so. i didn't want to be married to someone who wanted to be a singer. those were pretty good
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obstacles. but we believed we were meant to be together. >> how did you get through those? a lot of couples would not be able to get through those. >> we got through them because my hopes and dreams and my agenda was shattered and hers was shattered and we were sort of left there a year after being married realizing, okay, i'm not going to get my way, she is not going to get her way. in the end god just had a different plan. not only did we get to have an amazing marriage, but he turned it into a music career together and a story that's been shared with lots of other folks. >> if there is a message for readers to take away in your love story, what do you think it would be? >> it would be that sometimes faith can change everything. just faith in something greater than what you have lived before. it doesn't matter where you came from. i am an unlikely person to be part of an amazing love story. i hope that's an encouragement to others. >> talk to a lot of people who have lost a loved one anda
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period of stands still. they feel they can't look forward, to the future. are you getting to the point where you can look to the future? >> i stay there, i think. my wife, for her to be so positive to the very end, even with a 2-year-old playing on the floor. if she can be positive, i have nothing to be upset about. i can be positive. >> so when i ask you to look to the future, what do you see? >> i see an amazing journey that god has in store for all of us, for my children and i, and joey is going to be part of it. i just believe that she is still going to be giving us a great story. it's going to be different. she is going to be part of it. that's what i see. >> i wish you the best. >> thank you. >> it's really nice to have you here. congratulations on your win of the grammy too. >> thank you, sir. >> the book is "this life i live." rory, thanks again. just ahead on a tuesday morning, a pioneer of
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williams right after this.
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this is a news4 today news break. good morning. 8:26 now on this tuesday, february 14th, 2017. i am aaron gilchrist. melissa mollet has a check on the morning commute. >> brand-new problem in d.c. outbound suitland parkway at stanton road. crash blocking the left lane. 270 southbound at falls. looking better. still have the report of a crash on the left side of the roadway. inner loop express lanes before gallows cleared to the shoulder. slow inbound as you pass 29. melissa, thank you. we'll get a check on the forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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good tuesday morning. temperatures still around freezing but some areas now in the mid 30s. 35 in the district. still at 30 in manassas. 32 dulles. through the day today, 53 for the high temperature. mostly cloudy, staying dry and not nearly as windy as yesterday. tomorrow chance of an early shower mtl
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stay dry. thursday, colder and breezy going into the weekend. we are back in the 60s. aaron. >> thank you, sheena. get the latest news and weather anytime. open the nbc washington app.
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we're back now. 8:30 on a tuesday morning. you know what, it's kind of delightful out here. >> is it? >> a little bit of wind. but not much. you cold? >> it's freezing! are you cold? >> feels really nice. >> i'm comfortable. >> there you go! >> they've been out here since 4:00. >> there you go. >> it's not terrible. it's cuddly. >> there you go. you can cuddle. we had one proposal in our last half hour. in a moment we're doubling down with another "i do" surprise. we'll show you how we roll on valentine's day with a recipe that's awesome and delicious. you'll like it because there's steak
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i can't wait. on where are they now, talk show titans. a history-making host. mr. montel williams. we'll catch up with him live in our studio. all right. first, mr. roker, check of the weather. today's weather is brought to you by zales. here is a vaguely awkward sign. first time you haven't been in your bathrobe. why discontinue the tradition? where are you from? >> beckley, west virginia. >> thank you for coming down. l let's check it out. hey, we have a winter storm watch for tomorrow afternoon into thursday. yes. that's right. new england getting slammed again as low pressure, a clipper comes across. heavy wet snow, gusty winds. in parts of maine they'll have to worry about the weight of snow on their rooftops because this could be
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15 inches of snow throughout maine. new york city may see it as far south, a quick dusting of snow as well. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. temperatures in the mid 30s in the district. dry conditions. we do have the clouds locked in. you can expect the clouds through the day today. many areas still around freezing. 32 dulles. gaithersburg at 30 degrees. cold start to your morning. if you have valentine's plans today, we'll be in about the low 50s. by lunchtime mid 42. chance of an early shower tomorrow. mostly south. most staying dry. warmer into the weekend and 60s return. anytime you need it, head to the weather channel on cable. sheinelle. where are they now, talk show titans. this morning a man who made history when his show debuted 26 yar
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montel williams a decorated military officer, montel williams traded in his navy uniform for his very own daytime talk show in 1991. what started as a 13-week trial lasted an impressive 17 seasons. >> there are ways to get messages across. we are doing it with the talk show. >> he holds the distinction of being the first african-american man to host a syndicated daytime talk show. his staying power credited to tackling social issues and having candid talks with his guests. >> we have to understand that i have to be skeptical. >> montel also used his celebrity status to engage with students during the height of his success. >> don't skip school and watch me. if you're home, turn the channel on channel 11. >> montel was a daytime hit, ending in 2008, after more than 3,300 episodes. >> montel williams. good morning. i saw you shake your head there. 3,300 episodes. >> crazy. >> i looked it up. 36,000 guests over the coursef
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17 years. >> seated in that seat next to me. that's what was so crazy. we averaged eight people per show and i spoke to every one of them. now when i walk around people walk up to me and they go, do you know, i was on your show back in 1996. i am like, what? >> i have to tell you, i learned something. let's go back. i didn't realize that your career started in the military. you were a naval intelligence officer. how did the talk show happen? >> i had 22 years total. i started in the marine corps. enlisted. i was a graduate of the naval academy. i was an intelligence officer with the navy until i came off active duty. i started a program speaking to kids around the country about staying away from negative youth trends which turned into a non-profit. i spoke across the country and ended up winning an emmy doing a show in denver. and i wasn't even a member. >> talk to me about what you made your show
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>> unequivocal. when you look back. the producers will tell you that i had a moniker. it was we don't belabor what happened. we try to figure out why things happen and come up with solutions. if you look at the show, people come up and go, i remember you did this, this and this. i didn't. we had been salacious for the first two years and from that point on tried to stay on issues that mattered. >> people saying it's clear people were fascinated about other people's lives, what was going on behind closed doors, if you will. do you think that gave rise to reality tv? >> absolute slly. i think talk show was the predecessor to reality and is the reason why we live in a reality world right now. >> talk about your health for a moment. 1999 diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. you talked about the fact that you dealt with depression when you got the diagnosis. >> yes. >> i found out you are snowboarding now.
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60 years old. how are you feeling? >> i am in the best shape and condition of my life. i am involved in some very experimental treatment protocols that are right now going before the fda for approval. until it's proven. i am a wonderful anecdote of one but we need fda approval before we can talk about t. i have been pushing hard to make sure we get research done on things like traumatic brain injury. i have scars throughout my brain. people don't understand. ms means multiple sclerosis. in latin, multiple scars. >> i have a friend dealing with ms. it's very difficult. people don't realize. even walking. leg pain. for the people watching this morning who have the chronic pain, how are you? do you still, frankly, hurt sometimes? what's the real deal? >> again, the real deal is what we can't talk about because the bottom line is that we need fda approval. i am on the cutting edge with an experimental protocol that no one else gets to do until the
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i can talk about it all day long. all it does is -- i can talk about it all day long. all it does is upsets people because they can't have access. the only way to get access is through traumatic brain injury trials. if they can go do that and volunteer for trials and the fda can approve protocols, people can achieve benefits like i have. >> i feel your passion. is that your mission now? you could be doing so many other things. >> that is it. there are so many people who could be saved right now. march is traumatic brain injury month. most people think about that when it comes to soldiers. in this country alone there are 5.6 million civilians who have some sort of debilitating symptom from a traumatic brain injury. people are hurting. there is hope out there, if people would pull up websites and volunteer. if they did that, we could get fda approval
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>> do you miss the show? >> you know, i -- i had a really wonderful time working and talking to people this way. but i am working on things right now that a transformative in our world. and i am so excited about being able to do that. >> if you were to sum it up in ten seconds what you want people to remember about the montel williams show, what would you say? >> i think we lived up to what we said we would. we belabored what happened. we didn't try to figure out why. we came up with solutions. that's what i am still doing right now. >> there will never be another you. >> i don't think so. >> thank you for coming in. he will be back later this morning. and tomorrow on "where are they now" the man who took daytime talk in a whole new direction. jerry springer. just ahead. our next special valentine's day surprise. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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me today" surprise. a littrell cap. in our last half hour, we s. in the last half hour we surprised mallory with a proposal from her boyfriend todd. she did say yes. >> just consider me the barry white of the "today" show wr romance. a young man in detroit came to us to help him pull off a proposal he has been planning for a long time. >> i am devon robinson. >> they've been together for seven years since becoming college sweethearts. >> i met janae at a party. i just remember tapping my cousin, telling him, look, look how beautiful she is. turns out she was just as beautiful on the inside. >> janae has a beautiful 9-year-old daughter, layla. >> seeing janae with layla is one of the reasons why i love her so much. the way she takes care of not only layla but me
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daily basis. >> he has been wanting to propose for over a year but he says it's tough to try to surprise someone so clever. he turned to us and we turned to her colleagues at latitude learning software. she thinks she is shooting the company's corporate video. it makes sense when we follow her to what she thinks is a breakfast meeting. inside the restaurant, this has been happening all morning long. >> all you guys will hide back in the kitchen. >> all janae's friends and family have been gathering to help devon pull off this proposal. >> we are having a great time. we are so excited. >> i am excited for devon to be my step-dad. >> aw! >> i haven't felt nervous until today. but i got it in the bag. >> then, show time. the cafè owner welcoming janae and her colleagues. >> this looks good. my boyfriend comes here a lot. >> time to reveal a special order arriving fresh out of the kitchen. >> somebody took the liberty of
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ordering for you. it's coming out of the kitchen right now. >> what is going on? >> we got one more surprise for you coming out of the kitchen. >> baby. you're a beautiful woman, who motivates me, always there for us, care for us. i would be honored if you would be my wife. will you please marry me? [ cheers and applause ] >> it was also time to reveal who our crew actually was. >> all the corporate video you thought you were doing this week? "today" show. >> one final surprise to make the day complete. >> the "today" show stuck the bill to you. i'm presenting this to you. >> you're going to montego ba
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jamaica. >> you're going to the beautiful hotel in jamaica. just steps away from the caribbean sea. the trip includes three nights, four days, butler service, and romantic beach-side dinners. >> i feel very special. i can't believe that you guys were all a part of this. >> happy valentine's day! >> yay! >> aw! >> look at you, mr. roker. >> geez, i have a little quiver over there. i got my diaper on underneath. >> bow and arrow. >> there you go. >> diaper! >> i'm just saying. with romance in the air, up next, recipes for a great valentine's day dinner. c courtesy of suri and carson. first, this is to do on nbc.
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what else, the perfect valentine's day dinner menu. >> bingo. >> buddy! >> carson and his lovely wife are here sharing two of their favorite dishes. this will be great. you are handling the meat. >> you are doing dessert. can i ask you, though, how much sexier did your valentine become after he won the at&t pebble beach pro am. >> yes. we have the giant goblet for the wine tonight. >> use your imagination. >> let's talk about the ingredients for the steak recipe. >> this marinade, we went to savannah's house for dinner and her husband, mike feldman, it was one of the best steaks i ever had. i asked him for the ingredients. it's on the website. it has olive oil, soy sauce. worcestershire, dried mustard. parsley.
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>> no, no. we're going to shake it in here first. red wine and olive oil. let's put everything else in here and shake it up. >> you can marinade overnight if you can. >> let it sit in the fridge, bring it out. >> exactly. >> i read you think it's important to bring the meat back to room temperature. >> yeah. this was a new york strip steak. my bone-in rib eye guy. i like this cut of meat a lot. it has enough marbling, when you get it to room temperature when you get to the searing process, if it's not room temperature the fat can render and melt. it helps you get a better char. >> those have been already marinaded. >> i also barbecue outside. i never know exactly how to get the temperature right on the inside. this is like restaurant quality. you want it to get as hot as humanly possible.
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about two minutes a side. it's part of the cooking process. it will take some of that off when we put it in the often. you want to get it as crispy as possible. about a minute on each side. take it out. put it in the oven -- >> depends on the temperature. probably 10 to 12 minutes for medium rare. >> i use the thermometer. >> you want to do your salt magic? [ laughter ] >> perfect. >> let the meat rest. >> main course. >> we're going to make an intense chocolate cake. we need chocolate on valentine's day. i am a major chocolate lover. this is based on a cake called the brooklyn blackout cake, a famous case that actually has chocolate stout in it. if you don't have that, you can use coffee. that enhances the chocolate flavor. here we have butter, sugar. we just creamed t
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it got nice and fluffy. i'm going to turn it on low. we'll add the eggs one at a time. bingo, do you want to add the vanilla. >> i thought she calls you bingo. >> we call each other bingo. >> so we're going to add those until -- one at a time. >> what beer? are you going with the stout? >> yes. that's the stout. here the dry ingredients. flour, cocoa powder. baking powder and baking soda and salt. this is buttermilk. >> at the end of the day couldn't somebody just make a chocolate cake and add a stout to get the effect? >> i am not sure it would work that way if you just added it with your regular boxed cake mix. >> is this added to this or that? >> you want to alternate with dry and wet ingredients. you want to end with the dry ingredients. you can add a little bit of that
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forth. >> what are they eating downstairs? al, do you like it? >> the cake is reminiscent of the classic ebenger's blackout steak. >> what about the steak? >> the steak was terrific but we've already moved on. >> the batter. we pour into two cake pans. we slice it into three different layers. the fourth layer we're going to crumble. i take the ugliest layer. >> you're going to do cake, icing, cake, icing, cake. >> right. >> that leaves you with one extra layer. >> right. >> except we put chocolate pudding -- >> this cake is unbelievable. >> the layers with chocolate pudding. you can find the recipe on today.com. frosting on the top and the crumbles. >> what a valentine's day meal. sliced new york steak. great marinade and chocolate cake. >> you will
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>> whatever you do, don't be that girl. thanks for that. >> the marriott story. never mind. >> thanks for the recipes. more valentine's day ideas, go to today.com. happy valentine's day, bingo and bingo. we're back. this is "today." i'm going to try the steak. let me know.
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smuckers celebrates "today" is sponsored by smucker's. with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. carson is back in the orange room. >> on this valentine's day, we're spreading the love by celebrating the viewers' anniversaries. today is a special day for aaron and her husband. he returned from military deployment on valentine's day four years ago. thank him for his service. laurie and her husband met when he threw a snowball at her when she was 13 years old. they've now been married for 31 years. happy valentine's day. jennifer married her marine 27 years ago this month. thank you, sir, for your service. keep them coming in to today.com/celebrate. what do you have coming
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co-hosting again. maybe he'll sing us a love song. >> wouldn't that be fantastic! luke wilson. >> yes. pretty good too. i like that. i like that. >> i just ran down from the kitchen. >> explain why you're both bingo. >> how much time is left? >> a clown i hired, we were working together. it was like an episode of the office. i hired a clown named bingo to come in and lighten up the mood in the production office. bingo did tricks. she thought it was cute. so we call each other bingo. bingo was the clown. >> bingo. >> bingo. wherever you are. >> cute story. >> clown. >> we'll be back after your local news.
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this is a news4 today news break. good morning. 8:56 now on this tuesday, february 14th. i am aaron gilchrist. melissa mollet has a check on the morning commute. >> good morning, aaron. right now take a look. outer loop after van dorn street. a crash in the main lanes causing delays there. eastbound university at coalsville road. crash reported there as well. another problem heading to the
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west. braddock road before loudoun county parkway. >> a check on the forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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valentine's morning. temperatures are coming in still in the 30s but slowly rising. in the district, now 37. 34 dulles. we still have some areas below freezing right now. and if you have the valentine's day plans, by lunchtime, 45 degrees. happy hour, low 50s. by dinnertime, upper 40s. mostly cloudy, staying dry. tomorrow, mainly dry. late clearing. chance of the shower for the south and colder on thursday. for the weekend. 60s returning. you can get the latest news and weather anytime. just open the nbc washington app.
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thi this morning on today's take. harry connick jr., our celebrity co-host. find out why this actor luke wilson is about to rock your world. a valentine's day proposal you do not want to miss. all coming up right now. from nbc news, today's take, live from studio 1-a. rockefeller plaza. >> it's valentine's day. tuesday morning, february 14th, 2017. and who better to celebrate valentine's day with besides sheinelle, mr. harry connick jr. crooner, love song singer. >> i love it. >> all new twitter
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>> jazz guy! >> as opposed to jazz hands. >> we don't have on red i just realized. i have reddish shoes. >> it's not showing. we'll just say that. i'll leave it to mystery. >> there you go. happy valentine's day. my feet tell you. >> they look redder on camera than they do in person. >> i planned that. >> anybody have big plans? >> we're chilling. go out to dinner, hang out. with our kids. >> family affair. >> i like doing that. >> yep. >> do you like that? >> how old are your kids? >> older. 20, 19 and 14. we like that stuff. >> sure. >> i already started working on our valentine's day dinner with us and the kids. >> this is when you start to make all other men look bad. >> i am making a chicken confit. i saw the recipe in "new york times" cooking. i love that app.
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something from that app. they send you on a sunday what you should make for the week ahead, middle of the week. and then what you should make for the weekend. that sits in olive oil at about 250 for two hours. and it's almost basically fall off the bone. you take it out. then you conserve some of the oil. you put it in the fridge. it's sitting in the fridge drying out uncovered. then i will brown it off later this evening. >> what's it called again? >> chicken confit. >> in my house we serve chicken kfc. >> we had popeye's yesterday. true story! fighting over the biscuits. it was delightful. it's kind of naughty but delightful. >> is that for the whole family? >> it's for all of us. though i believe lila has a date tonight. >> oh! >> okay! >> yeah. scary. >> yeah. >> i feel -- >> i'm not going to say it. >> go ahead! >> she will kill me. i am just leaving it --
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>> i'll change the subject for you. see, your dad loves you. isn't that sweet? i feel bad because i haven't thought about anything. i feel like a horrible person. my husband's birthday is february 4th. i went all out. craig melvin. >> what's his name? >> uche. we have been together since i was 19, he was 17. we have had a lot of valentine's day days. >> so did you forget about it or you were focused on his birthday. >> his birthday. craig melvin, my co-host on the weekend says what are you going to do? i said i don't know. he said unh-unh. so i planned a huge thing. now ten days later i am tapped. >> it's like the people born on christmas day or near christmas. >> it's not fair. i have time. i'll come up with something. >> it's been interesting. as you have led up to this, when you have been doing the show, i mean -- >> sending
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>> anyway. >> what's the statute of how long you can wait till -- that's ten days. >> yeah. >> jill says she doesn't want to get me a birthday present because it's too close to christmas and i was born in september. >> that's a stretch. >> i think that's stretching a little bit. it's always special. i think you're right. with the kids and -- it will be special. i'll keep you posted. >> spotify, in honor of valentine's day, spotify actually has a music list for every holiday. they have one coming out for arbor day. this is the top date night songs. top three. number three, thomas rhett, "die a happy man." ♪ >> sweet. >> if you're dead. >> number two. the chain smokers. "closer." >> oh, yes! that's good. >> yeah. >> that's a fun one. >> it's about to get funky here. watch ♪
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>> it's about to crank up right here. ♪ >> see? ♪ [ laughter ] >> can't wait to see what she does for the next one. number one, ed sheeran. "thinking out loud." >> are you kidding? i could sing that every day, all day. i do. that's a good one. >> your favorite date-night song, which is going to take some explanation. >> i picked beyonce. >> "formation." >> this is why. i thought the task was to pick a song to get you hyped for date night. p tu it puts me in a good mood and you're the best of yourself. you know what i mean? i am a better date. i'm happy. he is not -- not that he doesn't like beyonce. he lets me have the moment. because when it's time to step
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out. i'm in a good mood. >> it's go time. >> i never thought about getting hyped up. you think it's going to be romantic but this is romantic in a different way. you get pumped up for it and see where it goes. >> thank you, jazz guy. >> what's your favorite? >> it would have to be some bossanova. it's very sexy. it's real sexy. antonio carlos jobim. really sexy music. >> it has got a nice beat. kind of a samba. >> more of a bossanova. don't suggest musical things to me, please, al. >> sorry jazz guy. >> he is jazz guy. >> yeah. sorry. >> it's a bossanova. you're like more of a samba. your chicken confit is more of a r ratatouille. >> it could be if you cook it too long? >> is that right? you are just eight steps ahead of me at all times.
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>> your song? >> "you are the sunshine of my life." stevie wonder. it's weather related. sn [ laughter ] >> i didn't put the connection together. >> very nice. >> it's stevie wonder. >> three loves. you can't go wrong with stevie. >> we're so lucky to have him as an american artist. it's unbelievable. he gets better and better as he gets older. >> he is so kind. i remember when i was living in philadelphia, gosh, maybe four years ago, he stopped by our church, got on the piano. played a little bit. he didn't have to do that. so gracious. >> i love the idea -- jill has go got it made. you are a fortunate man but you are fortunate because she has a husband who can create an original song as you it on your program. >> h
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♪ i have dated >> great smile. >> ♪ single life is overrated ♪ so i loitered, i lingered >> that's beautiful. >> she wanted to kill me. she was like, were you really going to call me out like that? she gets embarrassed with stuff like that. >> do you do at that at home too? >> i am too busy putting out the trash. >> that's right. hard to be romantic when you're doing that. >> what's great is this song is a hit. she knows you wrote the song for her and you get royalties. >> there you go. ultimately heats wh ultimately that's what it's all about. >> then he can buy her an even greater gift. valentine's day surprises coming up, including a wedding proposal you are not going to want to miss.
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back now with more of today's take. our guest and co-host mr. harry connick jr. you have these whole gift things, the valentine's day gift. they said they expect national retail federation says they expect valentine's day spending to drop 7.6% this year. >> i'm surprised by that. >> you haven't even gotten anything yet. >> i haven't. we don't really do a lot of valentine's day gifting. i mean, honestly, a card, if you write something in it, not just -- you know what i mean? that's more romantic to me. >> see, now, we have had -- see, i think you really need to step it up, though. >> gosh. >> given the guests that we have had on the show. >> okay. >> i mean, you have seemed a little smitten by some of these gifts. >> i have no idea what you're talking about. >> i have noticed it too. >> take a look. >> the most captivating eyes i have ever seen in my life. >> look somewhere. >> right? okay. what was my question, al?
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little -- >> i'm leaning into your eyes. >> this is good. heart is >> you make me feel bad about my relationship. i think we need to turn up the volume a little bit. i have never done -- >> is that literal? >> my husband did all of this for valentine's day i'll be here forever. not that i'm not going to be here forever. that came out wrong. i love you. >> we wanted to get you some -- >> should i give this to him? >> you could. >> look at this. >> it's going to be new when i get home. >> we have another present, something to bring out on another present. >> oh! i'm going to cry! >> uche! yeah. [ applause ] >> oh! >> happy valentine's day. >> you didn't even mention it. i guess, obviously. >> it's a surprise. >> this is my h
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he was 17. i was 19. >> that's so romantic. >> i was his tour guide in college. no lie. >> wow! you worked that pretty well. >> now. i was 19. i am 38 now. >> so sweet. >> you guys! >> by the way, uche, nice to meet you finally. >> nice to meet you. >> my heart is pounding. >> such a good-looking couple. >> i have been doing this now for how many years? 17 years? this has never happened. >> at least not on valentine's day. >> uche will be sticking around to compete in our sweet heart showdown game coming up in the next half hour. >> i am so surprised. >> are you really surprised? >> i am? >> i'm kidding. i am kidding. kidding! >> wow! >> you had to ruin it, didn't you? [ laughter ] >> i'm kidding. it's so good to see you. >> did she try to call you at all today, uche?
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we're on the same wavelength. >> so she didn't call to check in. >> when she woke up. it was right there. i felt it. >> i try not to wake you up so early. >> that's a valentine's day present. >> i got dressed in the dark. >> are we doing the last one? >> i can't even think. >> uche, come on over. one more valentine's day story. you can weigh in on this if you -- please do. "playboy" magazine is going back to its roots, once again featuring nudity. >> really? >> yes. happy valentine's day. hugh hefner's son cooper, the chief creative officer. there is a job, hi. i'm chief creative officer at playboy. that's your creativity? oh, let's get naked! he tweeted out, nudity was never the problem because nudity isn't a problem. how do you feel about that, uche? >> i'm going to ge
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the family. >> thank you. >> very classy. >> the magazine abandoned nudity in 2015. there you have it. >> now they're bringing it back. >> that's just funny to think about. they're bringing back nudity. >> what do you think, jazz guy? >> i guess to each his own, right. >> absolutely. it will be tastefully done. >> i am sure. >> there you go. speaking of tastefully done, how about some weather? we've got some strong storms firing up now in east texas. thole will continue to race to the east and through the gulf coast. we'll watch out for severe weather. wet weather moving into the pacific northwest. more bad news for our friends in northern california where the oroville dam is that is threatening to collapse. we also have got plenty of warm weather through the gulf coast. 70s and 80s. 20s in northern new england where they may see another clipper bringing more snow later tomorrow. and you can look for unseasonably mild weather through the great lakes. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening
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uche's neck of the woods. >> off to a cold start for tuesday. temperatures getting back into the mid to upper 30s after a morning in freezing temperatures. manassas, 32 degrees. the district looking at 37. today's forecast low 50s. the clouds are going to hang around today. we will be staying on the dry side. tomorrow, showers that will mostly be south of the area. i think most of the area will stay dry. thursday will be a colder day, dropping to 39 and windy. this weekend, though, we rebound. we are back in the mid 60s. the plan comes together. >> who took the kids to school? >> they're home eating -- eating captain crunch. luke wilson gets ready to rock and roll in the new movie your kids and probably you adults will love as well. we'll catch up with luke after these messages. >> so fantastic! thank you.
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his father's disappointment. >> did you break into the -- my son the thief. >> i am sorry. there is a guy named angus telling me about rock and roll park, finding my band. it was like the answer to the question of my life, dad. do you understand? >> i'm going to have to get a new lock. >> if you could feel what i'm feeling. here. ♪ >> we're all smiling. that's what this does. luke, good morning. >> good morning. thank you for having me. >> congratulations. what was it like to work on an animated film? a lot of people ask that question. i can only imagine it was fun. >> it's incredibly fun just to work on a movie that you know is for kids is exciting. yeah. it's different than a movie. you just kind of go into a sound booth. you're standing there going through the script. but got to work with the other actors in person. it's really fun. >> that's rare to work with the other actors on an
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films. a lot of times you never see them in the process. were you in the recording booth together? >> we were. the director, that was one of his goals, to have us together so we could play off each other. working with eddie, it was like being at one of his concerts. i would wind up sitting down and he would keep riffing and riffing. he would stop. i'd stand up and he would go back into a riff. i would look into the control booth and the guy, the engineer, would say, i don't know what to do. he is going. >> that's fun. >> your character plays guitar. did you do any guitar playing for this? >> i did not. i am actually not very musical. not like this guy. >> not like jazz guy. >> no. i am not like jazz guy. i really love music and enjoy reading about musicians and going to concerts. but unfortunately i am not -- i do not have that talent. >> i will say, when al was naming all these movies, you have done so much. what's next for you? do you want to do something
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>> i would love to do something with my brothers. we're always trying to figure something out. i think i might do a movie with tracy morgan, whom i have worked with before. >> that would be good. >> he is one of the guys like eddie izard. it's like being at a comedy show just sitting with him. >> do you like that when guys go way off script and do things? does that help you or -- >> when it's a funny person like tracy, yeah. i think it's really exciting. i mean, those guys are so sharp. they have real writers' minds. i think it's pretty cool to see that happen. >> yeah. absolutely. >> wow. >> the movie is terrific. it's a lot of fun. i think there is something for parents and for kids, which is the hallmark of a good animated movie. >> i agree. i got a lot of chuckles out of it last night. i'll tell you that. "rock dog" hits theaters february 24th. coming up, a sweetheart showdown. happy valentine's
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. good morning. it's 9:26 on this tuesday, february 14th. i am aaron gilchrist. here is what's making news today. fairfax county police are trying to find the killer of a 15-year-old girl. damaris reys rivas had been missing from gaithersburg since december. her remains found in springfield over the weekend. the bureau chief reports there were fears for the teenager's safety because she had contact with gang members. we will have a look at the forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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good tuesday morning. temperatures are still feeling like freezing out there. feels like 32 in the district. actual temperature is 37. the clouds will stay locked in today, though. expect a mostly cloudy day. we could see late-day clearing. high temperatures right around 50 degrees for the most part. but not as windy as it was yesterday. so at least that's good news. tomorrow we have a chance of an early shower, mostly south of the district. i think most of the area will be dry. late-day clearing tomorrow afternoon. by thursday we're colder. upper 30s and windy. that's going to be the coldest day this week. into the weekend, look at the
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forecast. staying nice and dry. 60s to start off next week. aaron. thank you, sheena. open the nbc washington app for news updates anytime.
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it's valentine's day, a day all about appreciating the person you love. so we are going to play a game called sweetheart's showdown to see how well these couples know each other. we didn't want to get sued by the other game show. joined by two couples from the plaza. walter and april from cincinnati, ohio over there. they have been married for 20 years. walter actually surprised april with this trip to new york. very nice! >> that's so sweet. couple number two. andrew and amy from holland, michigan. married for three years. she is a teacher on school break. >> couple number three. sheinelle here with her husband. >> i've always wanted to be on a game show. >> he surprised you this morning. >> here is how it works. before the show we asked each of the couples
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point. the couple with the most points wins what's inside the huge box over here. >> let's get started. here is our first question. to the husbands. if your wife was given permission to have a fling with a celebrity, who would it be? >> so easy. justin timberlake. >> justin timberlake. all right! one point. okay. guys? >> brad pitt. >> no. donnie wahlberg. >> we don't talk about this stuff. >> maybe you should talk about it, you know. >> that's right! talk about your hall pass. uche. >> i need to provide some context. i had to go with her response from when she was a teenager. >> this has to be -- because now you meet everybody. >> i know it. can i guess? >> yes. >> tyson becker. >> two people get
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wives. what is the worst gift your husband ever gave you? >> well, the first gift that he gave me was a printed picture online from where we had our first date and he framed it. >> so cute! >> nice but it was printed off the internet. >> okay. sentimental. >> i sent a north face because we went there together. magic was lost because -- yeah. >> no points there. >> i said ugly clothes. >> oh. >> he just is not good. he is amazing at everything else but clothes is not one of them. >> let's see. >> i said our first dog. >> oh. >> [ buzzer ] [ laughter ] >> i would disagree with that. i would disagree. we're supposed to guess what you would say? >> yes. >> okay, sheinelle. >> i
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anything i've given her that's not great. >> oh! i guess that's a point! >> that's a point. >> impressive. what's the score so far? wow. >> well played. >> sheinelle. >> to the husbands. where was your first kiss? >> grand haven on the pier. >> boom! >> first kiss? cincinnati reds baseball game. >> boom! >> uche. pressure. >> on campus. >> on campus. everybody gets a point. >> this one to the wives. what is your husband's guilty pleasure? >> he loves michigan football. >> uh oh. >> he doesn't look like -- >> disney movies we watch. >> big "frozen" fan, aren't you? guilty pleasure. >> football. >> eating breakfast out. [ buzzer ] >> sheinelle. >> this is what i think. >>
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>> sweets. [ buzzer ] >> nobody gets that one. >> one more. okay. to the husbands. what was your first fight about? >> i said our very first valentine's day i went and hung out with my friends. instead of hanging out with her. she was pretty mad at me. that was the first one i could think of. >> survey says? >> i didn't think of that. we dated long distance for a long time. so i figured it was something about busyness. apparently not. >> money. a lot of fights are about money. >> sleep. >> we were very young when we had kids. sleep was always a very important thing. >> i understand. uche. >> freshman year in college. >> gossip. >> another girl whose name starts with "c." don't want to get too specific. okay. the winner -- looks like -- okay. guess what? both of you have won what's inside the box! [ applause ] >> you are going on
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>> woo! >> okay. windstar cruise in the beautiful mediterranean. the south of france. italy. you can have breakfast in bed or out if you would like. sheinelle and uche, you don't get to go, but you're getting the bear and the chocolate we already gave you. wait, there is more. we haven't forgotten about our fans at home. guess what. you can win a cruise at home as well. thanks to windstar cruises we are giving away one more mediterranean cruise to a lucky viewer. visit facebook.com/todaystake to find out how to enter. coming up next a big valentine's day surprise. a wedding proposal. will she say yes? don't miss the reaction. >> that was awesome. >> you guys were terrific!
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>> i was born and raised in the bronx. i was skipping out on classes freshman year and wasn't doing too well. at 16 my mother decided to relocate to newark, new jersey. there i met the love of my life. edna. she is a fire cracker. loving, kind. caring. i started doing better in school. i began to play baseball. i was so motivated and happy to be with her. she changed my life together. my childhood dream was to become a firefighter. i knew it would be difficult. i decided going into the marine corps would be the best way to achieve this goal as well as a great way to becoming a better man while serving my country. i joined when i was 18 years old. i deployed in 2012. we provided support for the ground troops in case anything were to happen, we would have their backs with artillery fire. during my time in the marines. my one constant was edna. from the moment we started dating
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on the phone. it continued throughout my four years in the military. it was hard. cried sometimes. laugh. we'd have leave days. i would visit maybe twice a year. she would come see me when she could. it was hard, but we made it happen. been together for about seven years, going on eight. i'm looking forward to starting my career in newark fire department soon. keep progressing in life and bettering myself and edna as a whole. >> that was sweet. juan and edna, good morning. >> good morning. >> i know you have to be so proud of him. and i would love to ask you more questions but actually, juan, you have a question. >> yes, sir. >> edna, i have been looking forward to this moment for a long time. you have been my strength through the good times, the bad times, there is nothing more that i would like than for you to marry me, edna. i just -- will you
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>> of course i will. [ applause ] >> and she said yes! >> oh! >> it's perfect. >> that's great. you know what, how do you feel right now, edna? >> i'm shaking. >> you had no idea? >> no. i mean, i felt like maybe this was the year, but i didn't know the beginning of the year. >> on the "today" show. >> on valentine's day. >> right. >> we've got one more surprise for you. we have special guests who want to share this moment with you. joining us are your mom and sister. edna and tatiana. >> oh my god! >> as well as juan's mom, valentina and one of his closest friends from the military, james. come on over. >> we had a meeting this morning? >> i thought she was driving to work. >> come on in,
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>> you guys were in on this, right? >> you knew this was coming. >> oh, yeah. >> how did you keep the secret? >> it was really hard. >> i'll bet. >> i was trying to not to talk to her. i was avoiding her for the last couple of days. >> she was probably like, why are you not talking to me this morning? is it just sinking in. how do you feel? >> i'm great. >> wow. we've got some champagne and roses from our resident cupid, jerry. >> thank you. >> also, we want to -- jerry is moving this. >> there you go. >> jerry does it all. we want to also thank shy creation for furnishing this three by shy 18-karat cold -- white gold diamond ring for juan and edna on their engagement day. >> it's gorgeous. let me see this. look at this? look at that! girl, say
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just kidding. oh my goodness. >> thank you. thank you. >> much love and happiness. hope you will remember this valentine's day. >> yes, sir. forever. >> thank you for your service. >> let's give them a round of applause. [ applause ] >> they say it's good luck for rain on your wedding day. give me a call when you need a forecast when you set the date. in the meantime, heavy weather making its way. severe storms. heavy rain into the pacific northwest tonight. sunshine now for california but another big storm is coming in. we'll watch that closely. beautiful day up and down the east coast. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> overcast skies through the area. expect the clouds to stick around through the day today. temperatures is 37 degrees in the district. we'll remain on the dry side. elsewhere, looking at mid 30
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so that, for me, gave me reservations. when we dove in and we talked about real issues, real family issues, real relationship issues, it was worth it. >> yes. >> that's the part that stood out to me about your show is you really do deal with some real issues, specifically autism, that many, many families are dealing with. was that difficult to sort of say i have to talk about this? >> excuse me. i have a little voice today. it was difficult. when rodney and i got the diagnosis for r.j. when he was 3, we never saw any images on television of anyone with autism or special needs in any real or authentic way. we felt like it was a good thing for us to share this because it would give hope to other families. >> it's completely relatable. there was a scene i watched where your son asked, do i still have autism? my heart just broke. i thought, what do you say? sometimes you guys are put in these situations where, this is real parenting. where do you guys pull that from? >> i don't know. >> you had such a beautiful answe
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>> it was so good. >> so terrific. drives to work. he has got the great -- >> they said he'd never drive. >> he just bought his own car. >> got a job with the los angeles dodgers. we want to show what kids with autism can do. they are amazing children and can become adults who can work in america. we want to show that. >> we've talked, you have to get a knee replaced. >> thank you, al. >> you know something about that. >> i do. >> talking about that -- >> i use the show as my personal agenda. >> on a more serious note, a recent mri revealed a brain lesion that might indicate cte. what have you been doing to bring awareness to that? >> that's right. it was tough to have it shown on tv. since then i have joined the harvard players' study. it looks at former football players and they study the whole body. a lot of things, not just your
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hips, back, neck, all of those things are related. if you study the whole body, there may be ways that you can really prevent some of the things that may happen to you later in life. it's a great study. along with diet, exercise and all of those things, there are many things you can do. >> my nagging. go ahead. >> with that sexy valentine's voice is. >> speaking of valentine's. you pulled off a pretty epic proposal what was it 22 years ago? "hanging with mr. cooper". >> it's not easy to get her either. >> they say a good woman is hard to find and when you find one, you gotta hold on to her. will you marry me? >> yes! >> oh my gosh. he was playing for the cowboys at the time. he was supposed to be in dallas. it was the night before a game. there was no way he was supposed to be there. man, you're romantic, rodney. >> aw! >> now a beautiful family. >> there you go. holly and
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thanks so much. check out new episodes of for peete's sake on own. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. yeah, baby! that's what i'm talking about.
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we want to thank our pal harry connick jr., or jazz man, for being with us. we are so excited. look in our kitchen if you get a chance. we love these guys. >> the twins. they flew in for manchester, england, to spend valentine's day with me and gene.
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this is a news4 today news break. >> 9:57 is your time on this tuesday, february 14th, 2017. good morning. i am eun yang. fairfax city's new mayor sworn in tonight. the five-term councilmember won a special election last week. the former mayor resigned last year after police arrested him in a sex for drugs sting. here is your forecast with storm team 4 meteorologist sheena parveen. hey, sheena. >>
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a few flurries reported south of the district near fredericksburg. a few sprinkles and light snowfall most likely over the higher elevations. for the rest of today it will be a cloudy day. 39 right now in the district. we are starting to warm up a little bit. 35 dulles. 37 degrees quantico. for the rest of the day today, expect mostly cloudy skies. happy hour, low 50s. dinner upper 40s. thursday will be the coldest day and warmer for the weekends. >> thank you. get the latest news and weather anytime in the nbc washington app. join us for news4 midday at 11:00.
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from nbc news, this is "today." with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. booze day tuesday, february 14th. that means it's also happy valentine's day. hoda is off. dean cain is filling in. i am delighted. you were a huge hit yesterday, buddy. >> i had a lot of fun yesterday. i am really excited to be here for valentine's day with you and all your loveliness you have going on today. >> oh, yeah, right. >> you do look fantastic. >> thank you very, very much. >> happy valentine's day. >> we need to clarify, though. it'so

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