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good good morning, breaking overnight. a portion of president trump's tax returns finally revealed. the leaked documents showing he paid $38 million in 2005. so is it the bomb shell his rivals hoped for? or is it a bust? this as the white house stands by the president's claims that he was wire tapped with barack obama. with lindsey graham calling for the fbi to hand over any evidence. this morning senator graham joins us for an interview. temperatures plunge overnight adding to the nor'easter that paralyzed the east coast.
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yai areas. hundreds of thousands are without power. schools still closed and airlines are scrambling to get up to speed. hack attack. hundreds of high profile twitter accounts hijacked overnight. nazi symbols posted on the pages of celebrities, politicians and media outlets. who was behind it? and take two. the dad whose live television interview became a world wide sensation after his children crashed into the room. go goes back on tv. >> there was nothing i could do. >> the lesson he says he'll never forget today, wednesday, march 15th, 2017.
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welcome to today on this wednesday morning. we had the weather storm yesterday and we're back to politics this morning. >> what a difference a night can make. a lot to cover in politics. it's our top story this morning. >> let's get right to it. we're getting rare look at some of president trump's tax returns. documents he refused to release during the campaign. there's also new fallout over the republicans' plan to replace obamacare. and the president's claims that phones at trump tower were wire tapped. nbc's peter alexander is at the white house with more on all of this, good morning. >> good morning to you, we're getting reaction from president trump as we speak. moments ago he tweeted questioning how a reporter went to his mail box and found mr. trump's tax returns. the president calls it fake news. the white house says the leaked 2005 form reinforces what donald trump's been saying all along, he's an incredibly successful businessman. it's refocusing a spotlight on mr. trump's unwillingness to turn
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this morning, the release is raising questions about who leaked the form and why. overnight a rare look at documents president trump is still himself refusing to share. >> we have his federal tax return for one year for 2005. >> msnbc rachel maddow airing a portion of mr. president trump's 2005 tax return. the words client copy stamped on the pages. it reveals he paid $38 million, writing off more than $100 million in losses. his effective tax rate, 25%. the reporter who obtained the document suggests they could have come from president trump. >> he has a long history of leaking material about himself when he thinks it's in his interest. >> the white house preempting the release while attacking the
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ratings when you're willing to violate the law to push two pages of returns. he claims they remain under audit. >> the only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters. >> democrats pounced writing the white house's willingness to release tax information when it suits them proves his audit excuse is a sham. it was a brief distraction for the rocky rollout of the healthcare plan. despite fierce criticisms, some within the president's own party, the white house isn't abandoning the republican plan. >> this is it. if we don't get this through, the goal of repealing obamacare and instituting a system that will be patient centered is going to be unbelievable difficult. this is the vehicle to do that. >> democrats keeping up the pressure. >>
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>> arguing the republican bill only benefits the rich. also this morning, with a senate subcommittee set to hold a hearing zeroing in on russian interference on the election. lindsey graham ordered the fbi not to ignore his order. >> i'm going to make an announcement about the letter and let the fbi know they're about to screw up big time if they keep running to the intel committee and not answer that letter. >> the white house still standing by president trump's explosive wire tapping allegations aimed at president obama. >> i think he feels confident we'll ultimately come to this -- we'll vindicate him. >> basically in plain english some republicans are saying it's put up or shut up time for the administration, that includes new comments from the judiciary committee chairman says
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block president trump's deputy general pick until he gets russia-related answers from the justice department. >> we'll talk to senator graham about russia's interference in the election and those accusations from the president he was wire tapped. we'll find out if senator graham is going to get the information he wants. let's get to the tax returns. we get a two page summary from 2005. is there a bomb shell here? >> not a bomb shell. but we learned that the president, like many wealthy americans pay as lower rate lawfully than so many other people who make less. >> that's something he said. i fight to not pay taxes, i don't want to pay as many taxes. let me ask you this, the white house put this information out. preemptively late last night and said it was illegal for reporters to talk about it. >> federal law tightly controls tax returns. you cago
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the media in this area can usually report on unauthorized disclosure if there was a crime. >> based on what was leaked and what wasn't included and the timing, any ideas who might have leaked it? >> that's the big question. we had over a year. now here we are after the election. donald trump, his accountant, his family, people at the irs would have this. in that small universe who leaked it, we don't know. a lot of what's in there on this particular year goes towards things donald trump has said. that he did have high revenue. it's not illegal to leak your own tax returns. >> the document says client copy. >> who got it? we don't know. >> thank you. >> joining us now, republican senator lindsey graham. nice to see you, good morning. >> good morning. slow news day. th
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senator whitehouse have given director comey a deadline of today to let you know whether there is an active investigation into russian ties to the trump campaign. a, is it true. b, do you think you'll get that information today? >> yes, two weeks ago we met with director comey who i like and admire and told him bitt 15th we would like to know if there's an active criminal investigation because congress shouldn't interfere. we're going to have a hearing on russia, i don't want to bump into a criminal investigation if there is one. in terms of the letter we wrote, i want an answer. the fbi and department of justice last week, for any evidence of a warrant that would allow wire tapping. >> if it doesn't happen the fbi is about to screw up big time, what happens if they don't comply? >> congress will flex its muscle here. senator grassley has
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subpoena to get the information. we'll hold up the deputy attorney general's nomination until congress is provided with information to clear the air as to whether or not there was a warrant issued against the trump campaign. >> number one you're saying director comey should tell you whether there is even an investigation into trump campaign ties to russia. number two, the issue we're talking about, theresident made an accusation against then president obama that he wire tapped his phones. you have asked the fbi to produce evidence for a warrant, application for a warrant any requests to surveil trump or trump tower. do you think you'll get the information today? >> if we don't get it today, congress will ramp up pressure. there are two different questions. is there an investigation. because i need to know before i move forward into investigating russia from a congressional lane. i don't want to interfere with a criminal investigation if there is one.
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was a warrant, that's an easy question to be answered. and the president has suggested the former president had his campaign wire tapped. the only way he could do that is through a warrant. tell me whether or not there was a warrant issued. >> not the first time the president has made an accusation and said to congress you should look into this. you are pushing hard to get answers here. are you trying to send the president a message that what he tweets is going to be held accountable for what he tweets and the accusation he make? >> i'm trying to take him up on his challenge to look into his accusation. i don't know of any evidence where the fbi tried to obtain a warrant against the trump campaign to wire tap them. the accusation was made, he challenged the congress to get to the bottom of it. we will. if you want to challenge the congress to do things in the
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>> you strike me as a guy as having a good bs monitor. what does your monitor tell you about the wire tapping story, senator? do you think it's real. >> when i first heard it, it was a wild claim. i really don't know. if it's not true, tell me it's not true. why is it taking so long to get the answer? so i have no evidence of it. i'm suspicious of it. but now i'm getting concerned because it's taking so long to answer my letter. >> let me ask you about this, the white house has simultaneously dug in, the press secretary saying yesterday they're confident that the president's accusation will ultimately be verified and he'll be vindicated. they're kind of moving the goal posts because they're saying when the president said i was wire tapped he put it in quotes. there were several tweets where he said president obama tapped my phone. what do you make of that? do you buy that in terms of the shifting explanation for what the alleon
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president obama wire tapped my phone to was there any warrant issued against the trump campaign, trump tower or trump operative. i want to know if there was. and if there's not, with we need to put it to bed. here's something that would be very explosive. if the federal government was able to obtain a warrant from a judge, then they had to have probable cause that the trump campaign was colluding with the russians. they say they have no evidence of a warrant. if there was a warrant, that would be big news. i don't think there's a warrant. but i wish they would tell me one way or the other. >> by the way, there's healthcare, senator. as it's written right now, this bill in the house, is it dead on arrival? >> it is mortally wounded. i don't know if it's died yet. rand paul will not
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refundable tax credits is entitlement in another form. medicate is fundamentally broken. i don't like that. this is the last best chance for republicans to pass healthcare by themselves, and screw it up. here's what i hope the president would do. try to get a good bill, if you can't, let obamacare collapse. and challenge the democrats to help him fix a problem they created. >> real quick question, is this a good bill? is it a good deal? >> not right now. medicaid is not where i want it to be. and this thing will collapse, obamacare will under its own weight. we're trying to do too much too quick. we're running through stop signs, much like president obama did, slow down, get it right. you're not going to get 60 votes to buy insurance across state
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if you think that's important to healthcare reform, it's never going to happen in the senate. >> too bad you don't speak your mind, senator. it's awfully nice to have you here, thank you so much. >> good morning. >> all right. by the way, tomorrow on today we're going to have an exclusive interview with someone he's familiar with, former south carolina governor and new u.s. ambassador to the united nations nikki haley. >> he does have a way with words. this morning, cleanup underway after tuesday's winter storm hit the northeast with heavy snow ice, and high winds. we have complete coverage beginning with miguel almanguer. he's in worcester, massachusetts. good morning. >> good morning. this is what so many are waking up to here in worcester. homes and cars buried under a thick layer of snow. take a live look from our drone. so much of this community, much of the state looks just like
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and we are buried in snow. overnight, more sleet and snow from a punishing storm, pommelling eight states and 70 million people. >> one week it's warm, next week blizzard. >> with parts of the northeast buried under more than two feet of snow and ice, the roads were dangerous and deadly. in new hampshire, a teenager lost her life after losing control of her car. in connecticut, an elderly man killed by a plow. while another driver flipped over in upside new york. >> really bad. >> in pennsylvania, an 80 mile escort by the national guard to rush a two-year-old to the hospital. a half dozen student injured after a rollover. a tractor trailer jackknifed on a boston bridge. homes were covered in ice. our team covered it all. >> we're
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per hour wind gusts. we're talking about heavy snowfall with several feet high snow berms. >> i'm blake mccoy in ridge wood new jersey. while the storm may have been a bust in the bigger cities it packed quite a punch here. eight inches of snow on the ground kept most people home. >> i'm anne thompson. for the most part people heeded the advice to stay off the roads. >> with hurricane force winds whipping through the region, massive waves pounded the coast. a blizzard in worcester and a blistering reminder winter isn't over yet. for those hit by cold temperatures in all that snow, the weather's not going to help today. the temperature will stay below freezing across so much of the state. while it's white in cities like worcester. in washington, d.c. and new york by the coast, they were spared for the most part. that doesn't help the
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though here who are waking up to all this snow. back to you guys. >> all right. miguel almanguer, thank you. the storm is still having a major impact on air travel coast to coast. cancellation of thousands of flights. how are the airlines getting back on track? gabe gutierrez is at la guardia airport for us. >> the airlines are scrambling to catch up. but there's virtually no lines behind me. the challenge will be rebooking all of the stranded passengers. on tuesday there were more than 6,200 canceled flights across the country. today, more than a thousand flights have been canceled. the major airports that are impacted here in the northeast are the new york city airports, la guardia, newark and jfk as well as baltimore and boston. as we take a look at the misery map, you can see it's mostly clear but there is red popping up in the new york city airports an
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public transportation is mostly back up and running. amtrak is running modified service in the northeast. if you do not have a flight already rebooked, chances are you're out of look today. it could be several days before the airlines clear this back log. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. that brings us to al. what do we expect? >> we were talking earlier before the broadcast, the chief of forecast operations for the weather prediction center in maryland said they -- he gave an interview saying on monday afternoon, we actually knew that the totals along the coast were going to be lower than we thought. but we didn't change it because we basically wanted people to heed the forecast. >> not take it too lightly. >> not take it too lightly. i see that as a cover your butt kind of thing. the fact st is we did say there could be a change in that path. and that would make a big difference along the coast. closer to the coa
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less snow. we were within the lower ranges of our forecast. new york city picked up 7 and a half. the suburbs of new york seeing 12 inches. islip, three inches of snow. for today, we're going to see some wrap around snow. lake effect snow as well. snowfall amounts additionally through rochester through burlington, vermont. could see another foot of snow into thursday. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. bright sunshine for a few more hours before clouds fill back in. could have passing flurry or two later this morning into the afternoon. the real issue is the cold and the wind. temperatures in the upper teens and low 20s now. it has wind chills down near zero in most of the out lying suburbs. wind chills will stay in the teens all day, afternoon high today only up around 30 degrees. cold weather again coming our way for tonight. on your way out the door, wind chill down near 5. coming up, new calls for the immediate release of an american college student serving time in north korea. more than a year after his controversial arrest, is the u.s. any closer to securing his freedom? an overnight hack attack targeting celebrities and businesses. we'll have the latest on that
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another freezing morning right now today is a weather alert day. good morning i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. temperatures are in the 20s and teens out there right now. a lot of that leftover snow from the storm has frozen over. if it stays this cold the cherry blossoms could be in danger because enough will die that they will never hit peak bloom. >> the weather has a lot of the school districts opening later, even closed today. loudon county, prince william county are all closed today. montgomery, prince georges, fairfax and d.c. public schools opening twoo
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a complete list of the closings and delays. let's check your first 4 traffic with melissa mollet. >> good morning. outer loop before the springfield interchange that is looking quite a bit better here this morning. we still do have that delay bottom quarter of the beltway had lanes shut down. 270 northbound, southbound light. or new problem outer loop of the beltway at connecticut avenue. >> we'll check your forecast next after this quick break.
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grab that heaviest winter jacket and your hat and gloves and scarves before you go outside. temperatures in the teens and 20s. wind chills are down below 10 degrees this morning. an exceptionally cold day today. still plenty cold around for
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tomorrow. in addition to the cold today, it's going to be windy. hold on to your hats. >> all right, chuck thank you. another local news update in 25 minutes. >> back to "the today show" after this show break.
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♪ 7:30 on this wednesday morning. march 15th, 2017. and that's a pretty view. it's our drone camera in worcester, massachusetts. they're digging out this morning from the nor'easter of 2017. it's so nice from on high? down low not so much. wading through the slush. >> the storm, obviously, is still topping our look at today's stories. cleanup underway across the northeast, while major cities like new york and philadelphia were spared the worst of the storm. other spots got up to three feet of snow. at least two deaths are being blamed directly on the storm. it impacted air travel all across the country with more than 6,000 flights canceled tuesday alone. a leaked portion o
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tax return making headlines this morning. it shows he reported $150 million in income that year. and paid $38 million in federal taxes. during the campaign, mr. trump was the first major party nominee since richard nixon to refuse to release his tax returns. hundreds of twitter accounts were hacked overnight. images of nazi symbolled posts on the pages. pro turkish hackers are suspected. and coming up we'll have a closer look at new concerns over cybersecurity here in the u.s. in the meantime, the u.s. state department is calling on north korea to immediately release an american college student nearly a year after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for stealing a political banner from a hotel. nbc's kelly cobiella has the latest on this story. good morning. >> savannah, good morning. you know, this young
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ohio is now one full year in to this 15 year sentence of hard labor in north korea. and so far, no signs the secretive regime is ready to make a deal. the last time his family saw him it was on a tv screen last night, begging for his freedom in a pyongyang courtroom. >> i am only human. >> the offense, trying to take a propaganda banner as a souvenir. the sentence, 15 years hard labor. the university of virginia student was in north korea on a five day tour. not illegal but risky. former governor bill richardson who has helped free political prisoners before, working for his release. >> medically we don't know how he's doing. he's a healthy young man. initial reports were that he was okay. but the north koreans have not
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swedish representatives that any political prisoner deserves. >> instead, north korea's unpredictable leader is firing missiles, and testing the new trump administration. five launches last week. one last month during the japanese prime minister's visit to mar-a-lago. the u.s. response? an anti-missile defense system to south korea and attack drones. this morning, an american aircraft carrier is in the seas off south korea for military drills. the north, warning of merciless attacks if the u.s. gets too close. kim jong-un has released american prisoners before. matthew miller and kenneth bae were freed in november of 2014 after a former director of national intelligence james clapper delivered a personal level from president obama. they served t
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labor. but this time with kim jong-un, richardson says it's difficuere >> there's nothing to bargain with, nothing to know how to make a deal to get the kid out. he sits there suffering, and sometimes forgotten. >> with secretary of state rex tillerson in japan this morning, the state department says it's quote, hard to say whether the case will come up. we never lose sight he's being held unjustly and continue to press for his release. and former governor richardson told nbc news that he was allowed to travel with the delegation to north korea late last year. he said he wasn't given access to him but they put forth a proposal for his release. the north koreans didn't say yes or no, they simply didn't respond. >> thank you. let us take a turn, get another check of the wer
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>> we're not the only ones suffering from cold air. it's diving south. as you can see, right now we've got freeze warnings, watch and a hard freeze warning, 68 million people from missouri down into northern and central florida. you can see, the eastern half of the country looking pretty rough temperature wise. today new york, 28. 39 in richmond. atlanta 17 degrees below normal at 44. temperatures warm nicely by saturday. 41 in new york and detroit. out west, that's where the heat is. it's fantastic. jet stream up to the north. phoenix, 91. albuquerque 77. denver will see 75. into the heend of the week it's looking good. 95 in phoenix and las vegas, 90. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening y
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>> we're feeling mostly about 12 degrees for most of the area. if you're in the district you feel like 11. lorton feels like 10. gaithersburg feeling like 5 with the wind, dulles feels like 4. needless to say we're not even going to feel as warm as freezing this afternoon. wind advisory for the withhold area until 6:00 p.m. with temperatures only around 30 degrees. there is what it will look like today. it will be feeling below freezing. milder weekend. get that weather anytime you need it check out our friends at the weather channel on cable. coming up on trending, blame technology. we'll meet a woman who says her own name makes her life a living nightmare. growing fears over the hacking of america. why key systems in this country like power station and water plants are so vulnerable to cyberattacks. that story's right after this.
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we're back. 7:41, our on going series the hacking of america and it's more timely than ever. >> tom costello travelled to london to talk to the world's leading experts on cybersecurity. that must have been fascinating. >> it's haunting is the bottom line. cybersecurity experts are issuing what many call a code red threat level as the global pace of computer hacking has picked up dramatically, going from phishing and malware scams to ransom ware and full throttle espionage. the recent
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offer a glimpse into the hidden word of cyber espionage. coming amid allegations of russian election meddling, the hacking of america is a global phenomenon. there really are no international borders anymore in the digital world. >> that's right. hackers have torn down all of those traditional boundaries. >> we came to london to meet up with james line, the head of global research at sophos security. it's not just your individual privacy at risk, america and its critical infrastructure are vulnerable. >> we have a map showing industrial control systems that are exposed to the internet. >> power stations, water systems, telecom. >> that's it . >> in the u.s. alone, 13,000 systems that should have cyber walls around them, but instead are virtually unprotected. >>
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we can see a large number of industrial control systems that are exposed. >> hackers could walk right in. >> it wouldn't even require high tech tools. >> it could be industrial espionage, it could be a foreign country. they uncovered this fake e-mail purportedly from the embassy of quatar inviting diplomats to a party. >> if a foreign government is to grab your state secrets? >> that's essential it. when you click that but waton y allow an attacker into your system. presumably. >> tracking the hackers has proven elusive. >> there's a lot of cyber crime infrastructure in russia, china, and eastern europe. but the truth is, the person controlling those infrastructures could be anywhere. perhaps 50 meters down the road here in london. >> at a cafe. >>
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>> is it possible to hack the hackers? it turns out yes, by using the very tools they sell online. the hackers selling this kit for $2,000 is now in prison. >> it's very simple to set up. >> for our purposes, james hacked his own system but he could turn the technology on the bad guys. >> perhaps on this system, there is some fragment of user information that tells us who they are. >> any hacking is illegal. which means, it's up to spy agencies and the police to actually hack the hackers. they used to lock people up in the tower of london but today we can't even find the hackers. >> that's true. whilst there have been arrests of individuals by law enforcement most of them remain anonymous out there in the world. >> what can you do to protect yourself from international hackers? practice the basics. use long complicated passwords, never the same one twice. keep your computer software up to dat
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it in what they call a comedy of err errors. >> it was a mixture of surprise and embarrassment and amusement. probably some love and affection. it was cute. i saw the video like everybody else. it is funny. turned off twitter alerts and facebook alerts. i'm not going near youtube. >> it was the first time it happened for -- >> i've been doing tv for a while. never happened before. >> it was chaos for me. >> now she wants to talk. want me to bring her in? this is my life, man. >> the interviews are boring without the kids interrupting now. family, they're all going nuts. let's get to social media. still reacting to that. joe wrote, love them even more. dustin suggesting they get a reality show. they put out a statement, the family saying, we're a regular family raising two young children. it can be a lot of work. we love them very much. we're happy our family blooper brought some laughter to
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>> please do. >> we'll send it back to you. >> i love mom. is she on roller skates there? she comes sliding in. >> it's the best. carson, thank you. still ahead, ben affleck gets candid. what he's saying about his stint in rehab. music superstar and "voice" coach adam ttrails are covered... nothing like yesterday... paths aren't what they used to be... roads nowhere to be found.... ♪ and it's exactly what you're looking for. ♪ ♪ c(puppy barks) you can do it duck. hurry up duck! you can do it duck.
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7:56 is your time right now on this wednesday, march 15th, 2017. good morning i'm eun yang. we want to check on the roads right now with melissa mollet. good morning, melissa. >> connecticut avenue, still have a report of a crash. doesn't look so bad but we're seeing slow downs top of the beltway. outer loop before springfield interchange, crash is on the shoulder, that's getting a bit better with time. 66 and 95 overall no big problems there. and on metro, orange line, delays to vienna. >> thank you. we'll take a quick break and check your forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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good morning, it is freezing outside. it's colder than freezing, and it feels even colder. some areas feeling like single digits, dulles feels like 6. 4 is what it feels like gaithersburg. today it will be windy and cold, highs around 30. only feeling like the 20s with the wind into the weekend. that's when we get back to 60. >> thank you. another local news update for you in 25 minutes. for now, back to the today show.
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it's 8:00 on today. coming up, breaking overnight, trump's tax leak. two pages of the president's 2005 tax returns obtained by the media after months of speculation. but is it the big reveal democrats have been hoping for? or a big win for the president? we'll break it down. plus, paris speaks out. michael jackson's daughter revealing what it was like growing up with the king of pop and how she's learning to live in the spotlight. adam levine live in studio 1a, the voice coach joins us to talk about season 12, the competitors to watch and fatherhood. today wednesday, march 15th, 2017.
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♪ >> hello to our family and friends in orlando, florida. we're freezing! >> mother daughter trip to nyc. ♪ >> girls in the big apple. >> celebrating my 17th birthday. >> celebrating my 20th birthday. >> woo! ♪ >> 8:00 on this wednesday morning, it's the 15th day of march, 2017. it is 21 degrees here in new york city. >> wind chill of about 12. >> it's a dry cold. >> very, very dry. nice crowd of people here. >> mr. roker. >> it's the rolling spring break, baby. >> it inspired us. >> my buddy
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from the voice, we'll talk to him about this season's competition. there he is. >> there he. >> new dad, putting out awesome muse. >> caller: wh-- >> when 3:00 rolls around, reach for something salty, fruity, nutty. what do you like for snacks? >> anything i just saw there including oreos. >> we'll have something for every taste when we reveal a new list of award winning snacks. >> okay. it is exciting. let's take a look at some of the stories making headlines. here's your news at 8:00. >> good morning i. we begin with the rare look bino donald trump's finances. the president is firing back, he's questioning the reporter's claim that the documents were found in his mail box calling it fake news. new questions over who leaked this information and why, all of
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spotlight. for the first time, a look at a federal tax return of president trump's. a two page snap shot of his 2005 filing showing he earned $150 million and paid $38 million in taxes that year. a tax rate of 25%. a document stamped client copy was shared with the rachel maddow show. the reporter saying, the partial return came to him in the mail anonymo anonymously. >> from his long history of leaking material about himself. >> the white house confirming the numbers, but dismissing their significance. in a statement saying, quote, you know you are dpresperate fo ratings when you're willing to violate the law to push a story about tax returns from over a decade ago. the president repeat laly said would not release his
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>> is he still under audit? >> he's still under audit. >> the democratic national committee saying the white house's willingness to release some information when it suits him proves the audit excuse is a scam. the republican plan to repeal and replace obamacare likely to come up with the president on the road and on a mission, headed to nashville partly to try to sell the new bill. also on capitol hill. two top lawmakers including lindsey graham are asking by today the fbi director share more information about whether the agency tried to wire tap trump tower under president obama. an accusation made by president trump nearly two weeks ago. and more broadly, asking him to share more on whether the fbi is investigating any russi
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interference with the 2016 election. senator graham this morning on today. >> what happens if they don't comply? >> well, congress is going to flex its muscle here. we'll hold up the deputy attorney general's nomination until congress is provided with information that finally clears the air as to whether or not there was a warrant issued against the trump campaign. >> the white house confident inquiries will back up the president's claims. >> i think he's extremely confident. i'll leave it to them to issue a report. i think he feels confident that it will vindicate him. >> clearly an extremely busy day here in washington, as president trump gets ready as we mentioned to head on the road. not just to nashville, he's set to talk jobs in detroit later today. plenty for the president to be pressed on at a press conference set to happen friday with angela merkel. millions of people in the northeast are digging out this morning, after that power
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still looking at a pretty rough morning commute. miguel almanguer is in worcester, massachusetts. miguel, good morning to you. >> good morning. yep we're only five days away from spring but here in worcester it looks a lot like winter. folks are digging out. they've got several inches of snow to get out of their homes and off their cars, up to 14 inches in some areas. and it really wasn't just this one neighborhood. the storm whipped all across this region, burying this neighborhood, this community, so much of this state under heavy and thick snow. it's going to be a wild day for folks gto get out on the street. it's unclear when we'll have a thawout. it's not just the cold, we had incredible winds, hurricane force winds upwards of 80 miles per hour across this region as the waves also pounded the coast. it's going to be a long day for
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out of this community. >> miguel almanguer, somewhere down there in worcester, mass. now to a frightening incident, it happened on board a flight, and it involves exploding head phones. an australian woman was left with these injuries on her face after her head phones burst into flames while she was sleeping. she woke up, tore the sparking head phones off and threw them to the floor. members of the crew poured water on them to put fire out. authorities say the lithium ion batteries are likely to blame. >> the search is on this morning for a deadly cobra that escaped from its inclosure at a home in ocala, florida. the owner called state wildlife officials on monday to report the snake was on the loose. police have alerted neighbors. if someone were to be bitten they'd need to be rushed to a hospital for immediate treatment. coming up next, dinner for one. why you may need to say song
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okay. got it. >> hi, everybody. it's time for trending. >> a little housekeeping. breaking it down. >> we're making a plan for the rest of the show. get jenna for trending with the top of the list is. >> welcome back. >> table for one. who here likes to dine alone? go out to a restaurant alone? >> i don't love it but i do it. >> i'm not afraid to do it. check out this headline if you want to be skinny ditch your friends. the "new york post" shedding light on this, they say when you dine with a group, you're much more willing to order drinks, dessert. sometimes we're influenced by what our friends order. if they order something yummy they're like maybe i should to. >> if i go to a restaurant i'm not going to eat meat tonight and they say i'll have a burger. >> it's usually me ordering the burger. >> lebron james,
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we know lebron can do anything on the court, great defender, incredible champion. turns out he's a real gentleman. he gets the ball after a rebound, collides with his teammate kyrie irving. look what he does, before he goes after the ball, the game is on here. he goes oh, sorry kyrie, let me pick you up. now, i'll go get the ball. >> that's because he's lebron. >> great situational awareness. >> he also knows he can do it. he's a good player. >> you see the blue jersey, he might not have done it. >> all right. we have two pieces of modern technology here. we have -- i'll let you introduce her. >> alexa, play moves like jagger by maroon 5. >> here's a sample of moves like jagger by maroon 5. >> okay. we all know -- ♪
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there's another way to do that. i'm going to do your song request. siri? ♪ >> take that. >> alexa stop. alexa, seriously, stop. stop. >> it doesn't listen to you because that's my alexa. >> she knows you're cheating on her. >> alexa stands up for me. >> really did. like the hand of alexa. anyway, so the whole point of this was to -- >> long way around. >> there is alexa and there is siri. your wife is named siri. when apple came out with that, was that crazy for her. >> even today she'll be on the phone and i'll hear her making a reservation, yes, siri like the phone. i hear that all the time. >> you're going to meet this woman and her name is alexa siri.
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[001:14:59;00] her last name is spelled differently but what does that matter? >> her middle name is google. >> she says she can't take it anymore. people keep asking her, alexa do that. she says she doesn't have an alexa because that would be too much. >> pop start. >> we're going to start with ben affleck, he reveals he completed treatment for alcohol addiction. he said i want to live life to the fullest and be the best father i can be. i want my kids to know there is snow sha no shame in getting help. whe ben said this is an issue he has struggled with in the past and encourages others to get help. now to paris jackson, michael jackson's daughter. opening up about growing up with her dad. she said growing up i was
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treated as the favorite because i was the only girl. i was perfect in my dad's eyes. paris also talked about living in the spotlight, dealing with haters. she added you just can't care. not everybody's going to be happy with what you do. if you're not happy with what you're doing, that's a problem. that issue hits news stands on march 21st. how about an update? you're in luck if you love this segment because there will be more weekend update on the way. nbc announcing a primetle edition this summer. it will air on thursday. there will be four, 30 minute episodes. other cast members expected to appear as well. weekend update, thursdays this summer. that will be fun. that premieres august 10th. kim kardashian, opening up for the first time about the robbery in paris. the star explaining the events and how they unfolded. she did that in next week's keeping up with the kardashians. >> what i think happened now
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after thinking about it so much is that there was probably a following us the entire trip. i was snapchating that i was home and everyone was going out. so i think they knew pascal was out with kourtney. >> keeping up with the kardashians is sunday. al roker a check of the weather. >> our friends out west seeing a little wet weather, especially from seattle down to medford, oregon. and crescent city looking at showers. we look for river flooding and some land slides possible as well.
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as far as the rest of the country is concerned. through the southwest with temperatures in the 80s and 90s. 30s in the plains, 20s in the northeast and new england. we're looking for windy, cold conditions. still some snow left over through western pennsylvania, upstate new york and new england. snow melt happening through the cascades. warm and dry through the southwest. plenty of sunshine through the midplains into the upper great lakes. that's what's going on around the countries, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. the story is all about the cold and wind. temperatures only in the low to mid20s outside with wind chills back down between about 5 and 10 degrees across most of the area. there's your current wind chills there. 13 the current feels like factor in culpepper and nine in frederick, maryland. our extreme cold will gradually moderate, into the mid to upper 40s by friday. rain drops coming up on your saturday. that's your latest weather.
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thanks very much. the voice on today and adam levine. back for a 12th season as a coach. >> as you'll see from this sneak peek, at northeast week's show his bromance with blake shelton is alive and well. >> you both big time, like singers here. i don't know how you wound up in the same pairing. it probably had something to do with dumb dumb. but ashley, i thought you came out today and you might have taken it. >> thanks, ellen. >> so good. >> you made how many jokes? does he prewrite them? >> no, i wrote them. he has no creativity. >> you were so young when this started. >> it seems like five minutes. >> i had one child when we started the show and christina had max. through 12 seasons it's grown. that's been the most friend for
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me blossom >> and seeing yours. it's a crazy thing. it is a family, too, the show. it feels like such a tight knit thing at this point. i don't even know how i would do without it almost. it's bizarre, a permanent fixture. >> i have three kids, too. >> why don't you bring them to the show, they can play. >> when you meet these young contestants is it impossible not to see your young self in them? >> yes and no because i see some of myself in it and it's such a completely different thing than i -- i didn't grow up with that. we didn't haven't the voice or american idol. i guess we had sctar search but we were in a band. the drive, commitment, the music, the passion for music is very much the same. i guess the medium is different.
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>> we never set out for the to feel like a sitcom. people think it's written but it's not. with alicia and gwen, their girl crush i think almost more of a story line than you and blake's. >> it's nice because it was always the lone female that had to fend for herself with these three frat boys and it was tough. i don't envy it. now they've got a partner in crime here. >> i thought part of the genius of the show was the distinction between a coach and a judge. and so we get to know the people who do really well on the show. the ones who make it to the finals. is there someone whose story touched you and moved you and you stay in touch with perhaps who didn't become a name we all know? >> unfortunately it happens a lot. people who win, people who don't win. people i've established connections with, there is many of them and i talk to them constantly. jordan smith i talk to once, twice a month.
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you know, just to keep tabs on see if i can help. i can't help everybody, being totally honest about it. just as someone that can provide them with advice or say hello or see what's going on. you want to stay in touch because they're friends. you consider them to be your friends. you've been through an experience with them and want to continue to be a men tore. >> it's weird, because blake doesn't travel. room five travels all over the globe. when we shoot the show, your show must be crazy. blake doesn't have gigs in europe. >> no, he does not. i would like to see a blake shelton concert in paris. >> i can see how he's able -- >> hey, paris. >> i had some french fries last night. >> hey, belgium. >> how do you -- you're on tour now? how has the scheduling been and being married and being a father? >> bonkers. it's like our carson daly,
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flying back coast to coast. you're basically on tour, y just go to two places. wild, crazy, i'm grateful because it's incredible to have this much success for so long. it's fun, i have fun doing it all. if it wasn't fun, it's exhausting, but to complain about it would obviously be stupid. it's fun. >> do blake again. >> don't get him started. >> hi how ya'all doing. hey, japan. no way. >> not at all. >> hey, tokyo. >> i don't know why -- >> not unless you're on the road more. you've got new music? >> new music. >> going to tour this summer? >> not sthis summer. the tour lasted almost three years, when is bizarre, that's usually not how long it lasts. we started making music and trying to get a record out soon. fortunately it's because there were so many big songs on the
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record. we got to tour the states >> i'm being asked to tell you we have a few open fridays in july if you guys would like to show up here. >> cool, that would be our 4 thousandth time. we have to be on some sort of short lists. there's a lot of times. >> let's make it one more. >> let's do it. >> right now. >> the artist, you have your new single. this guy is unbelievable. >> sometimes, when you have a collaboration, it can seem tacked on. let's get a feature and that's what everybody does. kendrick lamar, was incredible. it felt like part of the song. i miss it when it's gone. >> how is dusty rose? so adorable. we all have daughters wrapped around their finger. >> i'm done. >> he said nice things? >> miracle. i never heard nice things, articulate things from him.
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>> look at your family, and very, very humble. >> your birthday, was it -- >> saturday. >> what day is it? >> march 18th. >> saturday. >> oh, my gosh. >> look at this. happy birthday, buddy. there it is. >> can i have it? >> don't i have to cut it. >> dig in, just go. >> come back and see us in july. >> oh, my gosh. >> here you go, thank you. >> oh, yeah! >> you can catch carson and the gang on the view on the voice -- >> the view? i'm not on the view. i'm not on the view. >> check it out on the voice. >> you'll be there with whoopi
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tomorrow morning. good morning, it's 8:26 on this wednesday, march 15th. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's start with the latest on the forecast. chuck bell is in with that. >> lots and lots and lots of cold outside. afternoon temperatures today are going to struggle mightily. only get to 30 degrees. gusty northwest winds will keep wind chills down in the single number and teens all day. so heaviest winter coats and hats and gloves required today and tonight as well. milder just in time for the weekend. >> all right. thank you. we'll get a check on your first
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4 traffic when we come back. stay with us. bp developed new, industry-leading software to monitor drilling operations in real-time, so our engineers can solve problems with the most precise data at their fingertips. because safety is never being satisfied. and always working to be better. i'm melissa mollet, with your first 4 traffic. outer loop, crash there along the right side. outer look at connecticut avenue is on the shoulder.
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you can see delays. 66 and 95 metro silver line no longer single tracking but delays are continuing in both directions. you can get the latest news
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and weather anytime, just open the nbc washington app. ♪ hi, everybody, it's 8:30, it's wednesday, the 15th of march, 2017. and it's a chilly one out on our plaza. a little slippery and icy. we got a happy crowd, 22 right now they say. which i say brrr. >> it warms my heart when we see people from the voice come here and talk to carson. because all the stuff you see on tv, that kind -- it's real. it's real. and i love that. i really do. >> thank you. >> awesome for adam to hang around with us. >> coming up, jenna will introduce us to a trail blazing woman who is changing the face of politics in america. >> we're going to catch up with
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a living shirl shirley maclane. she doesn't believe in old age. after talking to her. >> we'll reveal the absolute best snacks. best ones on the market. >> there's some real good ones on the list. >> let's get a check of the weather. we're looking at wet weather in the pacific northwest. warm and dry through the southwest. 82 in la today. windy and cold in the northeast and new england with leftover snow. gulf coast looking pretty darn good. for tomorrow, freeze warnings in the south, second day in a row. wet weather in the pacific northwest. sunshine from the southwest into the central plains. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. well, it is below freezing and it will stay feeling well below freezing through the afternoon. 24 is the temperature in the district, feeling more like 10. it's going to be a windy day, so
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blustery, many areas feeling like gaithersburg and dulles, feeling like 6. we have a wind advisory until 6:00 p.m. winds could be gusting up to 55 miles per hour. maybe a passing snowshower or flurries. milder for the weekend with a chance for rain showers. i love it. what's your name, young man? >> mortmer. >> you her ten years ago. where's your brother? >> just a friend. >> looks like you could be brothers. thanks for coming back. you come back in another ten? >> plan on it. >> don't forget check your weather anytime you need to go to the weather channel. >> we're good, mom. >> yes you are. thank you very much. now more of our female firsts today series in honor of women's history month. >> this has been fun. who do you have this morning? >> we talked about women in politics and hear from those who paved the way for women like minnesota state representative
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elon the country's first refugee elected into office. >> we are an ambitious and determined people. >> the time for diplomacy is now. >> first woman speaker of the house. >> for president of the united states. >> i'm the first somalia american muslim legislature in the country. >> we did it. >> she was elected last year in her home state to the minnesota house of representatives. >> do you feel like you had more to prove because you were a woman? >> it wasn't just the woman barrier. i also had the cultural barrier of being a muslim. >> omar is the first female muslim refugee legislator elected. >> islam means peace but because people don't take time to understand what the faith is
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about. they harmful. >> born in somalia in 1982. when she was eight her family fled due to the civil war. she spent four years in a refugee camp in kenya. in 1995 her family emigrated to the u.s. >> when you're watching what's going on now, what goes through your mind? >> there was a picture of a little boy who washed up on shore a while back. and i remember people were sharing this picture on social media. and i didn't want to look at this picture. because for me, that is a real reality. like, i was one of those kids. >> at 14, she fell in love with politics. when she was her granddaughter's interpreter at local political meetings in minneapolis. >> watching his excitement over
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the process, that for me, feels a great sense of wanting to chism, the first african-american woman elected to congress. >> her mannerisms, saying if you are a person who feels like you should have a voice at that table, they don't have a chair for you, you bring a lawn chair. sort of spoke to my heart. >> why are women not running for public office in large numbers the way that men are? >> there is certain scrutiny that is placed on female leaders that is not placed on male leaders. if you're a mother, people ask how are you going to find a balance? if you are a father, nobody asks that question. and the other thing is that we think we need to have more education. we need to have more experience. we had one of the most qualified candidates in our nation's history running for office.
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and because she was a everybody wanted to, you know, tear her down in some way. >> the 34-year-old is a mother of three. you have young girls, what do you hope you do as far as changing the conversation about what they can become? >> my daughter, you know, since she was five, has kind of talked about her desire to someday be president. and she sees that there is a path that someone like her mother is able to hold public office. >> omar also recognizes the responsibility of being a first female ippolitics. >> when you are the first, it's really important that you are not just climbing the ladder yourself. but that you are leaving the ladder for everyone else to climb after you.
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>> she hopes her public service and her life inspire >> i think people can say she who had a life in the refugee camp as a young kid who came here only speaking two words of english. who ran for office in a time where there was extreme hateful rhetoric. she was able to do it. then i can do that. >> omar's grandfather who is no longer living said she thinks about him a lot. he introduced her to politics. she thinks he'd be proud how far she's come. as a mom and a woman, this is the type of person that should run for office. >> how much she appreciates the institutes of democracy and having a seat at the table when it was so different in the country she grew up in. >> exactly. she hit the ground running. she's introduced a few bills and wants to make positive change. >> another great story. thank you very much. coming up, another remarkable woman.
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al will catch up with shirley
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maclaine. first this is today on nbc. we're back now with "today" living legends. al caught up with a real legend, shirley maclaine. >> i'll tell you what, she is amazing. we met at her home in new mexico, and i quickly learned that for shirley, life is just one big performance. ♪ >> wow. jfk. >> me and elizabeth, very, very close. >> reporter: tucked inside the foothills, shirley maclaine's home is a museum of memories. the academy award winner and 21-time golden globe nominee
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started her career in the the older sister to actor warren batey starred in five dozen films. >> i want you to be absolutely clear. >> is it in your genes? your mom was a drama teacher. you have your actor brother. you were named after shirley semi temple. >> it is true. what else can i end up being? absolutely right. i believe in that kind of suggested destiny. hadn't even thought of until you get to be my age. i'm thinking a lot about those things. how did all this happen? i've had such a wonderful life. >> the winner is shirley maclaine. >> the turning point, "terms of endearment." >> why should i be happy about being a grandmother? >> "steel magnolias," these are all performances that has a thread through them of strong women.
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doesn't seem like >> i guess not. when you ask me who i am, i am basically the work ethic of a dancer. because i started when i was 2 1/2 or 3. that begins to form an attitude in your life that never changes. >> do you think that the dance and that ethic has really informed how you are as an actor? >> everything i do. to me, it is a collective work experience. don't be late. don't be diva. even the way i approach a script, i wait until i'm on the set because i don't want to leave out the other actors, the director. >> oh, dear. i'm afraid the war has made old women of us both. >> oh, i wouldn't say that, but then i always keep out of the sun. >> reporter: shirley maclaine also known for her activism,
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spiritism and of this world. >> do you think your spirituality has kept you as vibrant and as young? >> no question. because i don't believe in death. so i guess i don't believe in old age. i mean, i sometimes have a problem understanding i'm in my 80s for god sake. >> now you have a new movie out. "the last word." >> the thought of leaving my obituary to chance is unreasonable to me. >> i am the obituary writer. >> i want you to write it down. >> your character is very much about living in the day to day. >> yeah. >> do you share that? >> oh, sure. when you live that much in the present and you trust that it is almost and that it is balanced, you somehow get a vision of the future that's pretty correct. i'm now convinced that life is show business. i think that -- >> really? >> yeah.
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i think shakespeare was right. stage, strutting our stuff. is it a comedy, drama, a mixture? life is all of that. ♪ i'm still here >> i'm jealous. >> yeah. >> that must have been fun. >> you're sitting across from her and remind yourself, this woman is 82 years old. no sign of slowing down. when i saw her, she was getting ready to drive her pickup to go do some shopping. it really is the secret, i think. she is a dancer and hasn't slowed down at all. >> you see all these roles. you're like, oh, yeah, that run and that run. she's done so many iconic roles. >> her house is like a museum. >> it is, living museum. >> cool. >> "the last word" is now playing in select theaters. up next, snack time, people. we'll reveal the ultimate munchies for any of your cravings. >> yes. >> first, this is "today" on
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nbc. on later today? the editors at "red book" worked to create a list of award-winning snacks that'll satisfy any craving. meredith is the editor in chief. good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> i think of this as the oscars of snakes. >> it is indeed the oscars of snacks. >> how did you decide what the best snacks were? >> we called in more than 500 snacks into the office, all very painful, as you can imagine. we ate through them and narrowed it down to our 45 favorites. then we sent them out to the panel of judges who were nutritionists, chefs, people with picky kids, and narrowed it down to 20. we'll look at 12 today. >> it is the best, the healthiest, the best tasting. >> yes. most filling. >> first, salty. talk to me. >> these kettle super simple sea salt chips won best classic. a plain potato chip but fantastic. >> okay.
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what about these? >> these are crackers with hummus. most filling. not too garlicky. if you don't have time for lunch, that's what you should reach for. >> i have a team of grazers, having their way with knasnacks >> excellent. >> sweet category? >> oreos thins. classic oreo with less filling. a little lighter. they're kind of addictive. really good. >> i'll try that. >> best crowd pleaser are the settle corn. a little sweet and a little salty. back to nature california lemon cokokies are totally natural. the most sophisticated award. it is a boxed cookie but taste fresh. >> looks like they'd be good with a cup of coffee. >> totally. >> now the nutty department. a department we're in a lot around here. >> so these are velveeta
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breakfast biscuits. they have lots of protein and cookie. >> it really is a cookie. >> but for breakfast, which is genius. i have a 9-year-old who doesn't like breakfast. this, he'll eat. >> especially good on the go. what are these? >> goodness knows dark chocolate, almond and cranberry bars. 150 calories for four squares. they taste like candy, chewy and sweet but feel good about it. >> tastes like a nutter butter and i mean it in the best way. >> cheesy. >> harvest cheddar sun chips. they're whole grain. don't feel bad about it. this from philadelphia is genius. little bagel chips with cream cheese. comes in different flavors. this is the most satisfying award. >> here, nuts and cheese together.
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>> this is another genius idea. sargento. one-half is real cheese and the other is nuts and dried fruit. also get them with chocolate. >> sorry. we have a grazer here. grazer on the move. >> doing a little shopper. >> the thing about these, it is like an hors d'oeuvre platter on the go. >> what's this? >> these are blackberry pudding in a squeeze pack. >> good for kids, i'd think, because they like the pouchs. >> also sophisticated enough that you could have it and feel like you're having something good. >> finally? >> this is the most unusual award. they are baked coconut chips. they are a little salty. they're a little bit tweet. even for people who are not crazy about coconut, they're not super coconuty. >> they're good. they're sweet though. very sweet. >> yeah. >> do you have a favorite?
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>> good crunch on the coconut. >> the hummus -- chips. >> the velveeta thing is good. >> real nutter butter thing going on. meredith, thank you so much. we were starving so it worked our perfectly. >> good.
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>> back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. 8:52. who is having a birthday? >> got nice folks to tell you about from our friends at
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smucker's. first of all, birthday to marry robb. a world traveler from pittsburgh, new york. a schoolteacher for over 30 years. ed of mississipwisconsin is 100 old. the secret to longevity, drinking film. happy 100th to leil. a seamstress from louisiana. also a red cross volunteer for 50 years. god bless. ms. gene landers is 100 years old. active lay did from oregon. does push-ups and sit-ups every day to stay in shape. >> wow. >> mattie gray is celebrating 100 years. worked for the u.s. post office 35 years. hope she gets nice cards in the mail. happy 100th birthday to patrick young of portland, oregon. completed a nearly 200-mile long race when he was 87. that's amazing. now, if you've got somebody
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you'd like us to celebrate, tell us all about them and send us a today.com/celebrate. >> one of your birthday people drinks milk. >> yeah. >> do you still drink milk? >> never. >> yes. >> i love it. >> i love ice cold milk as a kid. >> i can remember standing, pouring a big glass of milk and my dad saying, drink water first. if you're still thirsty, have the milk. the milk is expensive and he didn't want us to drink it like water. >> one of my fondest memories is sitting with my grandpa. he'd take graham crackers and a big glass of milk. one one thousand, two one thousand. >> still crunchy. >> three one thousand and it falls apart. >> ice cubes in a glass, chocolate at the bottom and pour the milk in, stir it. you know you won't get to all the chocolate and it is left there at the end. >> did you ever just eat the chocolate powder? >> i did. >> me, too. you can hear your teeth disintegrating but it tastes so
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good. >> not good for you. a lot of sense. >> they're like, that's why we got that many fillings back there. >> at 9:00, justin long is going to be co-hosting. >> cool. >> jenna bush hager.
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josh gag in the new "beauty and the beast." 8:56 is your time on this wednesday, march 15th. i want to check on your forecast right now. it's crazy cold out there. >> it's frigid outside. some areas feeling like the single digits. 6 is what it feels like in gaithersburg.
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10, lorton, 13 in the district. it's going to be a blustery day with passing flurries or snowshowers. milder as we go into the weekend. >> thank you, we'll take a quick break and check your traffic when we come back. stay with us. dunkin's full-bodied, cold brew coffee. takes 12 hours to steep... and almost no time to sip. keep on with ultra smooth taste, now available with a sweet and salted kick.
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nbc washington app. this morning on today's take. we're mad for josh gad, the beauty and the beast star revealing secrets from the set. we're making history and no shortage of laughs with justin long as our celebrity co-host. it's all coming up right now. from nbc news, this is today's take. live from studio 1a. you going to make us laugh or else. it's wednesday morning, march 15th, the ides of march. we're listening to my way. i'm al along with jenna and our
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guest host justin long. >> you don'tha >> begrudgingly, it's part of my job. >> we've had fun with you already in the makeup room. you had us laughing. >> we should have been filming that. >> couldn't play any of it. >> now i'm going to be nervous and stiff ask weird. it's been so fun. >> we said you're going to make us laugh. >> no shortage of laugh. >> what's the quota? anything that gets more than two. >> we're not there. >> no, you finished a play about albert einstein? >> it was written by steve martin, he was a hero of mine. it was a big thrill. >> no pressure there. >> i begged them not to tell me when he was coming. a lot of people knew when he was coming. i didn't know. >> what was it?
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>> it was about -- kind of like an episode of cheers set in 1904. picasso and einstein were characters. >> i like it. >> i like the mustache. >> yeah. they would put me under this hair thing. they'd curl my hair. it's not a bit that i'm reading my own program. >> is that a real mustache? >> what do you mean? >> if that was fake, whoever made that should be fired. should not make fake mustaches. >> you didn't necessarily love that mustache? >> it's not the most -- it's -- if you get close on the mustache -- from afar it's okay. the closer you get you see patches. it's bizarre and some pieces would curl into my mouth. >> we have a photo of you shaving it off. >> part of me kind of liked the mustache. >> part of you didn't.
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>> so i decided to keep some of i kept saying good bye to people. it was a fun reaction. >> you're pretty busy. you're in a movie called lavender. tell us about that. >> here's a little of it. there i am in glasses. >> do you play a psychiatrist? >> i play a psychiatrist and i just creepy sort of ghost movie thriller. shot in toronto. one of my favorite cities. there i am still with glasses. i'm not sure what's happening, it's been a while since i seen it. >> in theaters now. get to it. >> get to it. >> my favorite justin long role, when i first was aware of you, dodge ball. >> sure. >> i loved dodge ball. >> thank you, al. i loved that movie myself. and i went to the knicks game last night and they played me getting hit over and over
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getting hit with balls. as my buddy who came with me to the game. he said you've got a lot of mileage after getting hit with balls. you've parlayed that to you get free tickets to the knicks. the day we shot that scene -- i kept trying to get them hit my head -- the comedy zones or you know, the zone. the nethers. and so just shamelessly, throwing myself -- it was coming pretty fast. they didn't want me to drive home at the end of the day because i was a little off. >> oh. >> slightly concussed. >> next time you watch that, know that you're laughing at my pain. >> it's worth it. >> can't have kids anymore. too many. >> too many nethers. did you enjoy the snow day? >> i had just flown in from san diego. i didn't get a -- i wanted a taste of the winter.
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but thiss you can eat buffet at once. shoved into my face. it was a lot. but beautiful. >> a little too much. too much of winter. >> you think you had too much of winter. take a look at the owner of this house in webster in upstate new york. it's a remote beach house, 25 feet from the shore of lake ontario. the spray turned his house into this ice sculpture. he doesn't have a retaining wall. that's where you should build wall. >> sometimes you do want to build walls. >> absolutely. look at that. that's crazy. >> now, it's strange it was just his house. >> the other folks had built retaining walls. >> again, a good use. >> a good use for the wall. >> how do you think that man is going to defrost that house, al? >> i think basically there's nothing you can do but let nature take its course. you can't even get in it to do anything.
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i >> was he inside is he frozen in? >> he starved to death, actually. that's the sad part of the story. >> all he has in his house is ice cream. >> skeletons. >> i'm excited for the next topic. we're going to quiz justin. it's a game we want to call the long and the short of it. >> as you should. >> justin actually sent us this game. >> i didn't -- yeah, i love playing this game with my friends. >> that's right. let's play a game about me. >> okay, we found some interesting facts about you. >> that's surprising. >> online. we think they're all true. that's what we've been told. the first one, during your senior year at high school you were named the most likely not to be seen in class. >> true or false? >> you have to tell us. >> you all play at home, too. >> y'all play at home, too. >> people are supposed to be entertained --
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>> they want to know a little bit about yo >> true or false? >> true. >> most likely not to be seen in class? >> i wasn't crazy about school. kids, you should stay in school. and don't turn into me. i also get hit with balls in the crotch for a living. >> again. >> this is what happens. >> it worked out okay. >> i'm taking shots to the nuts for a living. >> i went with nethers but that's okay. it's all right. >> tentacles i should say. >> i don't think we're supposed to say any of that. >> fake being sick in school. >> you started doing voiceover work out of school, one of your biggest talents was doing a slacker guy. >> i don't know if it was a talent. but it was a popular voice. this is late 90s, a lot of like, what's up bro, a lot of that
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guy. do the due >> i know that voice. >> bevis and butthead. >> everyone remembers you from the apple commercials. >> i'm being weirdly controversial. i get hostile around 9:15. >> if this is, in seven minutes -- >> you'll be on the floor. >> they skipped ahead. i think they've had enough of the long and the short of it. is that enough? >> i told you it wouldn't be a good game. >> i had fun. >> i would like to say hello to my mom and grandma. my grandma is in lake worth, florida. >> guess how old she is? 100 years old. >> we got to get her on a smuckers jar. >> i don't know what that means, but let's do it. i'll volunteer here for everything. >> it's a euphemism.
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we have folk whose are >> you know. >> we'd love to do that. >> she would love that. >> just ahead, remember, the funny bbc video gone viral, well it doesn't get any better than this. the more you watch it, the funnier it gets, especially when the mom comes sliding in. >> i like the girl in the yellow shirt. she's hilarious. >> guess what -- >> i could watch this on a loop for days. >> speaking out, wait till you hear what they have to say. two days to go until beauty and the beast is back on the screen. we'll catch up with josh gad. we'll catch up with josh after he checks his social media. >> didn't mean to interrupt you.
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>> wait till 9:30. everybody has seen this clip. professor robert kelly's kids n unexpectedly entering the room while he's doing a live interview. first his daughter who has the walk. >> i wish i had an ounce oaf that confidence walking into any room. >> the kid in the walker. >> perfect comedy. can't time that. >> this is when she reaches back and -- >> they missed the part where she collides with the door. >> turns out, she's in the other room watching the bbc interview live on her phone. and then she realizes her kids had left when she sees them on tv. >> amazing. don't you want that angle? her watching and seeing it. >> now the family is speaking out what robert kelly calls a comedy of errors. here's what they had to say. >> well, a mixture of some surprise and embarrassment and
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amusement. love it was terribly cute. i saw the video like everybody else, it is funny. i turned off twitter alerts and i'm not going near youtube. >> it happened first time in six years. it was chaos. >> now she wants to talk to you. do you want me to bring her in? this is my life, man. >> that is just great. >> there she is. >> she's so precocious i love her. >> rock star. >> love it. >> oprah, wrapped work on a film called a wrinkle in time. co-stars reese witherspoon. and she surprised the cast and crew with a gift. >> a $400 use machine. >> you get a juice machine and you get a juice machine. >> is that much of a surprise? >> no. >> i mean, don't you kind of
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expect that if you're work ing with h. something. >> yeah. she set the bar so high. >> exactly. >> have you gotten gifts. >> or given gifts? >> nor have i ever been compare today oprah on national tv. not like -- i mean, no one gives oprah's style of gifts. i try to get like cookies and stuff for the crew. i'll bring baked goods. no. >> you bake yourself? >> no. no. that i purchased. no. thanks for comparing me to oprah. no. >> when anybody is compare tod oprah it's a losing proposition. >> there's a place in san diego where i bring uncle biff's cookies. if you're in san diego, it's the best. i got to meet uncle biff. >> is he a real man? >> why did you go with uncle biff? my nephew wanted to name that. he's like are you really close with your nephew?
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not really strange. you don't buy a cookie from a guy like giff. >> let's show you what's going on as far as your weather. >> are you telling me -- >> pretty good -- >> are you telling me, you're doing the weather. >> all right, future boy. if you're from 1985, who is the president? >> ronald reagan. >> who is vice president? jerry lewis. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, current temperatures are well below the freezing mark. down into the upper teens and low and mid20s across the area. so before you head out the door, make sure you have your heavy winter gear on. a lot of clouds today. maybe a passing snow flurry or snow shower. not looking for anything substantial. gusty winds will keep temperatures to around 30 for
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tyleno® 26 years ago, we fell in love with a young bookworm named belle, taken prisoner by a beast in his castle filled with an enchanted staff. ♪ be our guest >> this is me. i'm sorry. the guy who has never done this. "beauty and the beast" has new guests to entertain. it returns to the big screen, starring a huge cast. >> josh gad plays lefou, has s gasston sets his sights on belle. >> she is the most beautiful in the village, that makes her the best. >> she's so well-read and you're so athletically inclined. >> i know. belle can be as argumentative as beautiful. >> who needs her when you have us? >> yes. ever since the war, i felt like i've been missing something. she's the only girl that gives me that sense of -- >> je ne sais quoi?
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>> i don'tno >> josh, by the way, it is g gast gaston. >> not as embarrassing as what justin did in the middle of the intro. that made my day. >> wait a second. i'm supposed to read on live tv? >> oh, that's me? >> i thought it was long. it was too descriptor. >> why am i here? gaston. listen, okay, i watched this last night. i was going to watch it with my 4-year-old. she went to bed and i was like, let a sleeping baby lie. it is so good. for people of all ages. it is so smart. so funny. it is so fresh. >> it really is. your daughter, by the way, was in her room watching "dead out," saying let sleeping mothers lie. so it is. it is a movie for everyone. i mean, i was 10 years old.
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wee we're not. >> we are. >> we are. >> yes. >> so the three of us, you know, remember seeing it in theaters. >> i remember "steam boat willie." >> yeah. >> what was it like growing up with chaplain? >> it was weird. i remember when the world was black and white, literally. >> world war i wasn't your -- >> no. >> that's the greatest generation. >> when i heard the casting of this movie -- >> i'm never going to be back on this show. >> we love you here. >> yeah. >> josh gad at lefou, perfect. >> yes. >> you were -- >> way to go, disney. >> i want to give context to what al just said. when i saw that josh gad was cast as a 2 foot troll from the movie, who is a siycophantic weasel, that's the man i would have gone with. >> classic.
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>> you go with josh gad. heart. >> that's the key. lefou in this movie is a lot different than the original. >> that's the one thing -- >> he's complicated. he's got pathos this time, which is what i loved about it. and the comedy comes out of a different place from just the original. gaston, gastin -- >> i like gaston better. >> sounds like an intestine thing. >> you're about to miss incredible insight. >> more josh gad after the local
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try zyrtec®. muddle no more®. good morning, 9:26 on this wednesday march 15th. i'm aaron gilchrist. after yesterday's snowstorm, metro rail and metro bus service, back to normal today. all metro stations are open, but keep in mind that single tracking for safe track is still happening on the yellow and blue lines. however, if you're planning to catch an amtrak train to new york and boston, expect a modified schedule. all three area airports are deal ing with more than 100 delays and cancellations. check with your airline before you go to the airport.
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get the best. go to getfios.com hope your day is off to a pleasant start. it's windy and cold, it's not going to change during the day. current wind chills are down around 10. highs in the 20s to around 30. maybe a passing snowshower. skies clear out tonight. we'll have more sunshine tomorrow. very windy today and breezy tomorrow. today's highs near 30.
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tomorrow's highs around 40. we'll be milder as towards the beginning half of the weekend. >> all right. thank you. of course, get the latest news and weather anytime on the nbc
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washington app. another update in 25 minutes. and that's that was so good. i can't wait to tell milla. >> unbelievable. we're back with josh gad. jenna bush hager and talking about beauty and the beast. >> josh plays gaston's sidekick lefou. >> what was this like, filming that scene? your big seminal scene there with gaston? >> that song that everybody remembers. >> it was a lot like this interview but with more frenetic motion.
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i literally remember song in the theater at the age of 10 and remember the applaudi applauding. and now seeing it with an audience and the audience erupting after all these numbers, it's like a dream come true. shooting that with luke evans, who, by the way is an extraordinary singer, also comes from musical theater background like myself. we had the most fun. you record this song beforehand. but for us, because we're getting up on a table and doing all this, we had to sing. we had to sing live. >> they were recording you. >> you can't fake it. they were recording us, and so, you know, you see a lot of that in the movie. >> it was so much fun. >> at the end of the number, that was all improved. i did 20 different variations. >> thank you. >> i hated that part. >> we knew you were looking for it. did you know when they asked you
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to be part of this it was in i knew that the expectations were so high that we had to do it justice. when you have a cast, ian mccellen. >> what a diverse cast. >> kevin cline. diverse cast. >> all the white people, younger white people. >> brunet white people. >> you're filming murder on the orient express. i love this thing. you've been pressing here. >> i'm trying. >> trying to get details. >> if you haven't seen this, it's on twitter, right? >> it's on instagram and twitter there. >> you bring in -- >> tries to get information out of daisy abrams. he played it so dry and straight.
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it's funny. >> have you totally annoyed her? point. she does. she does like, when she gets to the breaking point. you know, daisy she goes for bad puns. >> i don't. >> gad zooks. oh, my gad. >> gad zooks. >> you can do better than that. >> that's a joke i would make. >> you gadfly. >> i don't believe in gad. >> okay. that's my wife's motto. >> it's a joke, folks. it's a joke. >> right here. how can i deny he exists? >> any inside info on frozen 2? >> tell us, i have a 4-year-old. >> here's the thing about frozen 2. >> it's icy. >> this time it's personal. elsa's got a vendetta in this one. >> does she? >> it actually takes place two days ago. it starts with the blizzard in new york city. >> about a guy on long island.
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>> that one guy all of a sudden all these characters come to life. i don't have any insight. i think they won't tell me because they think i'll blab it. i really do. i really do. no, i have nothing. >> nothing. when do you start? do you know that? >> i don't know if i'm in the film technically. i'm hoping. >> if not there's going to be sad kids out there. >> if you're watching disney, i really need the money. >> if he's not available i am. >> that's gad news. >> justin long, ladies and gentlemen. josh gad ladies and gentlemen. beauty and the beast hits theaters this friday. up next, good times keep rolling with adam talley. he's making history with us right after these messages. isto with us right after these messages.
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from 1775. >> i bet yous you is better in the future. what is this called again? >> it's spray cheese. >> your neighborhood is so lovely. there isn't even a children's grave yard. >> oh, yeah. one of the cool things about the future is that most kids live. >> i love that. >> me too. >> clink. >> adam, good morning, this is a lot of fun. tell us about the show. >> well, the show is about a loser who i play. >> perfect casting. >> yeah, it's a real stretch. they didn't make me audition. and i find a time machine and use it to go back in time and pick up chicks. >> okay. good. >> as you would. >> as you would. i don't know why else you would travel. >> is it true you were auditioning for something else? >> yes, the show is created and produced by chris miller who did
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a lego movie and t and meet. and so when i got there, i was like, you obviously want me to play young hans solo. i was like, let's go, let's do it. where's the chewy doll. i'm ready to do it. i have the attitude. i have to lose 40 pounds let's do it. that movie is called young hans solo. >> you're young. >> i was like, oh, thank you for lying. >> compared to me. >> yes. no. no. i'm 35 right now and i look 72. >> no, stop. >> you don't like a day over 65. >> thank you. i feel like all of a sudden i'm the other guy in the apple commercial. >> yeah. >> who booked today? me following josh gad is like, chubby effeminate jew day. >> you know, there's a hallmark
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card for that. effeminate jew day? >> "the today show" does it right. so diverse. >> we go for that niche audience. >> very small, small -- >> nathan lane's the closer. >> second time we've brought up nathan lane. you go to different time periods, what's your favorite time period you visited so far? >> i really enjoyed 1940's germany. oddly enough. >> it is odd. >> very strange. >> you would with think that that would be bad time period for me. but i found it relaxing. no, i liked the 80s. 1980 boston was fun. i got to wear an eight ball leather jacket. any day you show up to work and they give you a new wardrobe change, it's amazing. >> adam, we don't want to see good bye. but we got to, we love you.
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>> that it. >> sorry. >> makes me -- >> thank you -- >> it makes me feel like you do want to say good bye. >> no. >> that's like, the doctor calls up and says you've got a week to live. what's the bad news? i've been trying to reach you for six days. >> once again, another weird thing. >> it's a joke. can i just say making history airs sundays on fox. >> more chubby effeminate jews after this break. >> we got to do the weather. >> i got to do the weather. that was an awkward shot there. >> check out -- >> wow. it's off the rails night. i love it. all right. as we look to see what's going on for today. we're looking at windy, cold conditions here in the northeast with snow hanging around. pacific northwest cold front bringing in showers and thunderstorms from the puget sound into northern california. looking ahead towards tomorrow.
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things dry out a little bit. freeze warnings tomorrowh a few leftover snowshowers. are you making a roker sandwich? >> best way to do the weather. >> i don't know what i'm doing. >> you just came in close -- >> a producer just grabbed me and said throw adam in here. >> that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. well, we are still freezing cold here temperatures feeling like 13 in the district right now. as we go through the day. we're really only going to feel like the 20s, actual high will be 30 degrees. very windy, with a chance for some passing snow flurries or snowshower. can't rule that out today with the winds. 39 tomorrow, 48 friday. we do stay dry. then we go into the weekend. and we'll be getting milder, near 60aturday with a chance of some rain showers. that's your latest weather. coming up, here's been called a
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the singer and everyone from drake to justin timberlake singing his phrases. >> i want something to sing my praises. his new single, "romantic," has over 40 million streams. >> he's taking a break from the tour to sing it for us live. good to meet you. >> glad to be here, guys. >> this is awesome. >> exciting. >> you started off performing in smaller venues and now you're performing -- is this surreal? >> crazy from going from a karaoke bar to touring across america. yes. >> you were singing a song in karaoke bars? you'll give them something to talk about. >> see what you did there. >> i'll see you later. >> so good.
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>> now, stanaj singing "romantic." ♪ you say i make you shy ♪ i don't know why ♪ every time we kiss, babe, it gets better every time ♪ ♪ underneath the light, you're shining so bright ♪ ♪ the tension in the air, you could cut it with a knife ♪ ♪ see, i'm just tryna be somebody ♪ ♪ you got me in love so deep ♪ i don't got to do these things, but you make me ♪ ♪ you make me wanna be romantic ♪ ♪ you make me wanna be a star ♪ you make me wanna act different ♪
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♪ i love you for who you are ♪ you make me want t circles around you ♪ ♪ so glad that i found you ♪ you make me wanna be romantic ♪ ♪ you make me wanna be a star ♪ have you got the time ♪ we could do dinner and wine ♪ i could compliment you, but that would take all night ♪ ♪ i'm just tryna be somebody, you got me in love so deep ♪ ♪ i don't got to do these things, but you make me ♪ ♪ you make me wanna be romantic ♪ ♪ you make me wanna be a star ♪ ♪ you make me wanna act different ♪ ♪ i love you for who you are
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♪ you make me wanna run around you ♪ ♪ so glad that i found ya ♪ you make me wanna be romantic ♪ ♪ you make me wanna be a star ♪ you make me wanna be romantic ♪ you make me wanna be a star ♪ you make me wanna act different ♪ ♪ i love you for who you are ♪ you make me wanna do circles around you, so glad i found ya ♪ ♪ i just wanna be romantic ♪ i just wanna be a star ♪ you make me wanna do things i never seem to do ♪ ♪ never said those three words but i say em to you ♪ ♪ saying things i never seem to say, make me ask why i'm acting
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this way ♪ ♪ you make me wanna act different ♪ ♪ i love you for who you are ♪ you make me wanna run circles around you ♪ ♪ so glad that i found you ♪ you make me wanna be romantic ♪ ♪ you make me wanna be a star [ applause ] >> that was so romantic. >> terrific. >> thank you, guys. >> that was great. >> get a hug. bring it in there. >> thank you so much. we're back in a moment.
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all after your local news. >> and weather. 9:57 is your time now on this wednesday, march 15th. 2017, good morning i'm eun yang. the bitter cold temperatures you're feeling this morning may kill the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin. the park service says if the temperature dips below the 24 degree mark, 90% of the blossoms will die. this will be the first time in 96 years there hasn't been a peek bloom for the cherry
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blossoms. now forhe >> remember, this morning, we were right around the low 20s. so we were below 24. it has been feeling colder. right now it feels like 13 outside. it's 26 in the district. but it's going to be windy today. very gusty, a high temperature of 30 but feeling more like the 20s. i wouldn't be surprised if we saw passing snow flurries or snowshowers. but the good news is, we go into the weekend, we're back near 60 on saturday but that comes with a chance of a few rain showers. we'll have the latest on the snowstorm impacts coming up on news 4 midday at 1111:00.
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we'll see you then. from nbc news, this is today. with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey y'all it's wines day wednesday, i'm jenna bush hager alongside by popular demand -- >> they can't keep us apart. >> we're happy about it. >> so happy. >> savannah guthrie. we're filling in for kathie lee and hoda. this is just hold on -- >> cool song. >> it's not loud enough for us. this is actually -- we do aerobics together.

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