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>> good morning. the fallout, prominent democrats and republicans blasting president trump after he defiantly doubled down to his initial reaction to that violence in virginia. >> i think there's blame on both sides. >> new protests outside trowmp tower. the backlash growing. we'll talk it all with republican presidential candidate john kasich. breaking overnight, baltimore removes several confederate statutes, the movement gaining momentum in the wake of charlottesville. shocking new video emerges with the reporter with white national
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niststry solved, potential break through in the 12-year-old disappearance of natalie holloway. this morning, her father speaks out in an exclusive live interview. this may be the biggest one oregon has ever seen. non energy to elvis years after his death. >> he broke the mold. he broke the mold. we're live at graceville with pricilla presley. the new necklace that live streams your life. august 16th, 2017. "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. this is today with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live in studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to today this tuesday morning. we have an awful lot to get
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president trump at the certainty of a new firestorm after pivoting back saying both sides of protesters were to blame and very fine people took part in the rallies organized by white nationalist, his words sparking immediate outrage. we'll have full coverage of the falling out. we'll talk about it with republican governor john kasich of ohio who ran against donald trump in the republican primaries. let us begin with nbc's chief white house correspondent, hallie jackson. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump finds himself in a practically unprecedented position for an american president. slammed by some fellow republicans as he is praised by white supremacists. not everybody in the gop is calling out president trump by name. some leaders like mitch mcconnell still silent so far after the president blamed both sides for saturday's violence. it is a return tohi
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remarks on charlotte vfl and once again put him at the center of an explosive controversy. >> this morning, new fallout blasting what they see not just as a political failure but moral one after the violence in charlottesville. >> you had many people in that group other than neo-nazis and white national lists. >> the president combative and defy and unleashing unscripted. >> i think there's blame on both sides. i don't have no doubt about it and you don't have any doubt about it either. >> john mccain writing there's no moral equivalency. the president should say so. marco rubio saying the people supremacy group
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only 50% of the blame. >> what about the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt. >> the rally, organized by white nationals feature some demonstrators carrying nazi and confederate flags and chanting racists -- >> you had very bad people in that group. and very fine people on both sides. >> reporter: the president's exchange with reporters stunned even his own advisors, one senior white house official telling nbc news the president went rogue. he was originally set to talk infrastructure and leave his advisors to answer questions. instead, he did himself, as new chief of staff john kelly stood to the side appearing to visibly flinch, lowering his head and crossing his arms. >> you had a group on one side that was bad and a group on the other side
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>> do you think what you call the alt-left this is same as neo-nazis? >> all of those people -- excuse me. i've condemned neo-nazis, i've condemned nearly different groups but not all of those people were neo-nazi, believe me, not all of these people were white supremacists by any stretch. those people were also there because they wanted to protest taking down the statute of robert e. lee. this weaker it's robert e. lee. i notice stonewall jackson is coming down. i wonder is it george washington next week and thomas jefferson after? you have to ask yourself where dos it stop? >> now, the former grand wizard of the kkk is asking the president for his honesty and courage and alt-right leader, richard spender tells the atlantic he's proud of president trump. just hours after the president trump the head of the marine corps robert mueller
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tweet there is no place for racial hatred or extreme ispism. our core value of honor frame the way marines act. yet another deception from the president's manufacturing council, the latest, richard trumka, saying he refused to accept any tolerance of bigotry and domestic terrorism. the president who left his trump tower lobby after more than 20 minutes of blistering back and forth walking away. when asking if he would chift charlottesville, pausing for a thought? >> does anyone know i own a house in charlottesville? i own one of the largest wineries in charlottesville. >> you saw his advisories flanking him but not steve bannon. when asked about his controversial chief strategist, president trump responded we will see what happened. two sources close to
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tells nbc news he seems confident with his political future with the president. >> hallie jackson, just down trump tower. >> what are the facts here. how does the president's latest take on what square with what actually took place in charlottesville over the weekend. nbc's tom costello is there with a fact check. he has actual video of those protests. good morning. >> good morning to you. since the beginning and weekend, witnesses have told us, in fact, both sides were antagonizing for a fight. you had members of the kkk, neo-nazis screaming for ideology of deaths of millions of people in the past century alone. on the other hand, young people, many students standing up to racism and anti-semitism. friday night, in
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charlottesville -- >> if you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statute 0 robert e. lee. >> reporter: but in fact friday's march on the university of virginia campus was anything but quiet as they carried torches in a scene reminiscent of 1930s germany. chanting racial and religious hatred, some even throwing the nazi salute. many locals say it was terrifying, the mayor denouncing the march as unsanctioned calling it intimidation. the next morning they targeted the robert e. lee statute the city wants to take down. >> you had some very bad people in that group but you also had people very fine people on both sides. >> reporter: in fact the event was organized by white national list, many dressed in paramilitary guard carrying nazi
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semi-automatic weapons. vic "e news" interviewed one man who said they have no problem to be violent. >> i'm carrying a pistol, go to the gym all the time. trying to make myself more capable of violence and hoping somebody more capable will do that. somebody like donald trump who does not give his daughter to a jew. >> a lot more racist than donald trump. >> reporter: police said they national lists refused to stick to an agreement where to demonstrate and soon doing battle with counter-protesters. >> what about the alt-left the fact they came charging with clubs in their hand, swinging clubs. >> reporter: in fact, that's true. witnesses tell nbc news there were people on both sides who seemed ready for a fight and some counter-protesters were armed with clubs some with pepper spray. >> they make me. i don't know,
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for the violence? charlottesville police chief, al thomas. >> do you believe one side was more responsible than the other for instigating the violence? >> this was an alt-right rally. >> reporter: an accused national list with a car who killed heather heyer. the president said both sides carried blame. the president is mistaken, there are no good nazis. >> reporter: it didn't sit with many. >> it doesn't bring us together. >> reporter: this morning, virginia governor, terry mcauliffe said this was not both sides, neo-nazis, chance and white supremacists came to charlottesville heavily armed skewing hate. one murdered a young woman in the act of domestic terrorism and two of our finest state police officers were killed in a tragic accident while trying to
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the memorial for heather heyer is today in charlottesville. >> ohio governor, john kasich has been a critic of president trump and is here now. >> pa ethic, isn't it, listening to this and think of these marchers. think if you're an 8, 9, 10-year-old, getting ready to go to school in ohio and you happen to come from a jewish family or an american and you hear this kind of hatred. we know about bullying that goes on in the schools. what are we doing to our children and to not condemn these people who went there to carry out violence and somehow gloss some kind of equivalency to somebody else reduces the ability to totally condemn these hate groups. i know about them, savannah and matt. i know about them. let me tell you something. i was -- yeah. >> when you
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you heard hiss comments, saying blame on both sides, there were some very fine people who took part in that neo-nazi white national list rally, in your heart and in your gut, what did you feel? >> it's terrible. this is terrible. the president of the united states needs to condemn these kind of hate groups. think about what you have seen. reminiscent what we saw in germany in the 1930s, the president has to totally condemn this. this is not about winning an argument. this is about the fact now these folks will go some other places and think they have some sort of victory. there is no moral equivalency between the kkk, neo-nazis and anybody else. anybody else is not the issue. these folks went there to disrupt. i was unveiling a
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memorial right here in ohio and we had to put the ceremony inside of a theater because we were worried people from the neo-nazis, kkk, would come and throw concrete at the people who were gathered to honor those people who were slaughtered, not just the people in the jewish communities across the board we had to move it inside the theater because of violence. this is a very serious matter. >> i keep thinking of politics today and how everyone is so divided, you're either wearing a trump t-shirt or you're not. isn't this a totally different level? you're talking about an ideology people died in this country to fight against, the nazis and you are seeing people in this rally saying things the nazis said. >> when you have -- when there's no human decency, it leads to disorder, which is what we saw down th
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disorder leads to death. we saw three peoplelx,o die, t young woman hit by the car and saw two state droopers die trying to monitor the crowd. there's no place for politics here and it's being unanimously condemned by people from one end of the spectrum to the other. >> they've condemned before. let's be honest about it. what should republicans do? what do you do if you work in the trump white house? what should you do? >> look, i don't work in the trump white house. i didn't endorse the man because i felt he was a person of division. i have been hoping and been restrained wanting him to be better. what's happening the presidency is being reduced to another ceo job. the presidency is the most important job in the country. there is a bitterness
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that may not be removed. i want him to do well. i want donald trump to understand it's not about winning an argument, about bringing the country together. not about having some argument to justify people on the left who went to a sweet town like charlottesville for the purposes of bringing violence. he has to make it clear. he has to fix this and republicans have to speak out. plain and simple. who cares what party you're in. >> you want him to do well. and people say the president crossed a line, not a fine line, a big fat definitive line and republicans and democrats. you're a guy by the end of the campaign people said incredibly good things about your character and your message and what you stood for, would you be willing to be the guy who goes around to republican leaders and said, this is our moment, we will tell this president we no longer support him period? >> well, matt,
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president, okay? i'm here this morning speaking out as aggressively as i can. i hope that it will provide some courage to other people. there are great numbers of people now speaking out. he is our president. but i want to say that he needs to correct what he has said. he's got to understand what the people of this country want and he's got to bring us together. you're not going to turn your back on the president. you're going to speak clearly and bluntly and say get your act together. i lost a big ballot initiative in ohio, something i felt strongly about about labor unions and i got beaten soundly. you know what i did that night, i said, i heard the people and i'm going to listen to the people. president trump needs to listen to the people before he takes this presidency in a place that is not acceptable for our country. >> governor john kasich, thanks for your time this morning. we appreciate
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>> god bless america. >> thank you, sir. let's bring in todd wallace and "meet the press," nicolle wallace. kind of then same question i asked of governor kasich. what do republicans do now? is this a line or just yet another thing people get outraged about and a few days heart it goes away,ton the next outrage. >> i think every republican office holder has their own line. i think he did cross the line for some. yesterday, you saw that. you can't assume everybody says enough is enough on the same timetable on this. i have to say listening to governor kasich, i don't know the president can fix this anymore. monday he had the ability to fix it. he read something from a teleprompter. he undid that yesterday. i hear what governor kasich is trying to say, he doesn't want to go there yet. we know what his line is, he's not ther
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fixes this in the ability if you're a republican, you decided you made this decision, when i'm with him, i'll be with him and when i'm not i'll call him out. i don't know if that's enough inform for people. >> you traveled around a lot over the past six months and talked to people who supported donald trump during the campaign and support him now as president. you heard their reasons, one of the reasons you told us so many times they like the fact he speaks his mind. does that change anything? >> to the people i interviewed were two time obama voters. these weren't people who chose their president because of race. these are the part of the trump coalition that will likely be most deeply offended by the comments yesterday. when i paint any group with a monolithic group you make a grave error. this isn't the majority of his voters. this is a slim area of neo-nazis and white supremacists part of
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that he places them ahead of the economic despair of the rest is what's so galling and you don't recover from the leader of the free world standing like he did yesterday and making them equal, making neo-nazis, people, grandparents have died fighting against nazis. this is not about red lines and rhetoric, this is making fool of the people who work for him. this is about degrading the people standing next to him and this is about demeaning the office of the presidency to a recoverable degree -- unrecoverable degree. >> thank you very much for being with us. we appreciate it. how's this for a transition? we need a check of the weather. we went a little further than we normally do in this half hour. >> needed to be said. let's get to other things that need to be talked about. severe weather in
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dakota and parts of nebraska and kansas. we have a strong list of storms stretching from iowa and wichita. parts of kansas. the late day storms will redevelop as the system pushes to the east. we look for anywhere especially in the morn plains and mississippi river valley, sometimes 5-6 inches pushing by friday into the east coast bringing showers and thunderstorms. your forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning, everybody. we have a lot of low grade clouds out there. a bright blue sky overhead. that will eventually win the day as the fog will last another hour and half or so. it is really thick in spots. visibility near zero across much of the shenandoah valley and even as coclolose as the lorton valley. it will be hot and humid and highs close to 90 degrees. >> that's your latest weather. thanks very much. the new lead that just emerged in the natalie holloway case and we'll talk about it with her father. the tourism boom in the wake of the eclipse, not used to hosting such a big event.
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this is a "news4 today" news break. >> 7:26 is your time now on this wednesday august 16, 2017. good morning to you. >> in the news this morning we wanted you to take a good look at your screen. this sketch shows a man who abducted and sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl. it happened in fairfax county this weekend. the girl did come home. if it looks familiar call police. justin finch is in battle more where the city took down four confederate statutes. robert e. leebaxk and stonewall jackson were taken
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traffic. hey, jack. >> okay. i'm working on it. >> unfortunately this morning 15 south of point of rocks bridge. 15 is closed in both directions. a tractor-trailer ran into a tree and brought down wires and if that's your normal path of travel, find another way. inner loop at 450 blocking the right lane in college park. back to you. >> thank you. a check on your forecast is next. stay with us.
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good morning, everyone everybody. still very thick fog. visibility close to zero. be careful out there this morning. we're in the 60s and low 70s for temperatures right now as you're planning out the day. once the fog is gone around 8:30, 9:00 this
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highs in upper 80s to near 90 degrees. >> thank you. another local news update in 25 minutes. >> back to the "today" show after this short break.
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we're back at 7:30, wednesday morning, 16th of august, 2017. good morning, everybody. >> let's look at headlines right now. protests raged outside trump tower for a second straight night. the latest demonstration were reactions to president trump laying blame on both sides of protesters for violence this past weekend in charlottesville, virginia. democrats and republicans have lined up to crazy the president including senator marco rubio who says the white house should label it a terror attack by white supremists. in cities across the country, overnight baltimore took down four statutes, among the
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jackson and they're set for removal in kentucky and texas. four have been acquitted of threatening the top chef. they tried to strong arm for jobs in boston in 2013 and one testified she was terrified when one confronted her and the jury found the men not guilty after 20 hours of deliberation. we turn back to the president's controversial reaction to the violence in charlottesville. >> savannah, good morning, the president is drawing fire from many in his own party and the reaction is running the gamut those on the far right saying those in the far left share in the violence. >> reporter: this morning the president's stunning news conference earning praise from
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some white supremists who took it as a sign of acceptance. david duke tweeting thank you, president trump for your honesty and courage for the truth about charlottesville and alt-right leader here saying the comments were fair and down-to-earth. donald trump blasts reporters at trump tower for one-sided charlottesville reporting. >> president is telling america the truth and the elite media and left media it has it. >> tweeting the first time i've seen the truth in thee days. >> the president has condemns white supremacy many many times. >> reporter: many republicans are outraged. >> what trump did today was a moral disgrace, yes, there were bad guys on both sides. that's not the point. it began over a nazi riot and nazi rally. the only killing
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>> reporter: paul ryan, john mccain and mitt romney echoing similar criticisms. one side is racist, bigotted, nazi the other opposes it. >> one of the biggest messes i've ever seen, can't believe it happened. >> reporter: some say it's possible to denounce bigotry and preserve history. do you feel your message is being hijacked by white supremacists? >> i -- >> reporter: protesting against the removal of the statute of the confederate robert e. lee. >> it's a battle flag. >> reporter: what do you think of this? >> i think this is a 21st view of 19th century. it looked to me like everybody was out there with violence on both sides.
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>> reporter: eisenhower said his group decided not attend this weekend's rally and strongly denounces the kkk and neo-nazis. he cautions you shouldn't lump in all the groups fighting to keep this statute here. guys, he also says he describes the racism on display over the weekend as loan nassy. back to you. >> thank you. >> special correspondent tom brokaw. you have covered all the presidents back to richard nixon. put this in perspective what we're seeing with this administration. what foranything does it compare to? >> reporter: from time-to-time in this country obviously reaching back to richard nixon we have been divided by the war in vietnam and other issues. all presidents attempt to pull the country together. as i go around america, matt, what i find is republicans and democrats and independents alike say, look, we have to find a way
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by the president yesterday in which he divided america, refused to condemn the hateful hate groups in charlottesville, how it all began, chanting anti-semitic remarks saying white people have a right to rule america. david duke calling the president out saying, look, we elected you, you owe us. the counter-demonstrators should learn something about how to be more effective. in my years as a reporter the most impressive thing i ever saw was a northern violent movement of dr. martin luther king. that moved this country because they were able to concentrate on the moral portions there. everybody has to take a look at what's going on. most of all, there has to be widespread condemnation of these hate groups that went to charlottesville and now feel empowered by the president's remarks. >>re
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from here? how do we move on from this point? >> reporter: i don't know. it really does require presidential leadership of a higher order to bring the country together. now the question will be, how many members of his administration will feel they have to leave because they can't support those policies. do they come out and read some kind of statement. that won't be enough. he has to find a way to stitch the country back together again, frankly, i don't know whether he's capable of doing that in his own mind. this is the donald trump everybody in new york came to know when he was a businessman. he would always see things through his own prism. now he's the president of the united states and it's always somebody else's fault. mitch mcconnell's fault because they didn't get healthcare, someone else's fault. he's the moral authority by the office that he has and it's about time for him to exercise
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charlottesvilles going on around the country as the months go on? >> reporter: i hope not. that would be an outrageous commentary where we are in the 21st century. last night, i was at an event in bosemont, montana, a tribute for citizens to work together. a big ranching issue on the use of land and farming in kansas and fishing on the gulf coast. it was a demonstration how citizens from the ground up can come together and solve the problems that are important to them. i think that the country really does have to rise up. we'll see what the republicans in the congressional areas have to say about all of this as well. >> tom brokaw joining us this morning. thank you for your perspective. good seeing you. >> reporter: my pleasure. >> let's swing
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a check of the weather. >> something to talk to our kids about. something we can all get behind. the eclipse. sun valley idaho looking good. we move further to the east, scotts bluff not bad. nebraska pretty good. just a few clouds. moving further to the east. dayton, nashville, just breaks in the cloud including dayton, tennessee. warming up in the northeast. afternoon storms in florida. looking for more heavy rain around the gulf and storms in new orleans, watching that closely. sunshine in the west. l.a. sunshine, 76. behalf sunny in seattle, 78 degrees. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. quarter mile visibility or
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gray. a look at the current visibility. lorton, zero, very dense fog. in fredericksburg a half mile visibility. we will continue to see this fluctuate through the next couple of hours. 89 for a high today. hot and humid through the afternoon. more sunshine. rain chances tomorrow, friday and early saturday. >> weather any time you need it on the weather channel on cable. >> thank you. coming up, natalie holloway's father will join us exclusively and reveal a new and potentially important development tide to the disappearance of his daughter. eclipse fever spreading across the country, what some small towns are doing to brace for record crowds coming up right after this. this i gotta try weekenders. then we've got the bendy... ... spendy weekenders. the tranquility awaits. hanging with our mates weekenders
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oregon has ever seen. >> reporter: madras expecting its population will be eclipsed with 100,000 visitors. already, motels are booked full and christina carpenter is charging up to $1500 for couples to camp in her farm fields. >> it's definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity handed to this tiny little community. >> reporter: as the eclipse moves east, casper, wyoming also expects 100,000 visitors. carbondale, illinois and hopkinsville kentucky will be in the darkness the longest, 2:38 expecting an eclipse boom and the last to fade to black is charleston, north carolina. the stuff that makes astro physicists geek out and nasa scientist alex young is already wearing his solar shoes.
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and only lasts a few minutes. >> reporter: the last solar eclipse that moved across the u.s. was 1979. >> good morning from goldendale, washington. >> reporter: the "today" show was there. >> i'm sorry we have to wait around until 2017 before we have to do that one again. >> reporter: fast forward 38 years and the warning remains the same. you'll risk permanent eye damage if you look at the sun without proper eye protection. even with sunglasses, you should not be looking at the sun. >> that's right. because these glasses are made specifically for looking at the sun. they block out 100,000 times more light than regular sun protection. >> reporter: eliminate eclipse glasses have this logo and the name of the manufacturer. for today, tom costello, greenbelt, maryland. >> we're all going to be like, what do you
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7:56 is your time now on this wednesday august 16th, 2017. good morning to you. we will get right to jack taylor now for a look in your first 4 traffic. good morning. >> good morning. we have issues this morning around point of rocks bridge. a crash where a tractor-trailer hit a tree. wires came down. northbound by police direction. southbound you're being diverted at lovettsville road. plan for extra time. 95 in virginia going southbound, our crash in the triangle moved to the left shoulder in a mile and a half slowdown. >> thank you. stay with us.
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good wednesday morning. still looking at dense fog out there. lawrenceville down to zero miles of visibility. this will keep fluctuating the next hour or so. a quarter mile of visibility or less. by the afternoon it will look pretty good. pool temperatures near 90 degrees, more sunshine developing. rain chances tomorrow and friday into the weekend. either local news update in 25 minutes. back to the "today" show after this short break.
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coming up, new 8:00 on today. coming up, new fallout, president trump on the combative unscripted news conference. >> you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. nobody wants to say that. i'll say it right now. this morning the latest on the impact and the outrage. plus, break in the case. the 2005 disappearance of natalie holloway taking a dramatic turn as a new lead emerges. we'll sit down for an exclusive interview with her father. ♪ you ain't nothing but a hound dog ♪ >> remembering the king as fans flock to memphis more than 40 years after elvis' death. live w
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talk about his legacy and music and enduring legacy. >> it was like he was singing to you. >> today, august 16th, 2017. was singing to you. ♪ ♪ because i'm happy clap along if you feel like a room w hout a roof ♪ >> what do you guys have to >> what do you guys have to say? >> all the way from massachusetts! >> i think i found my favorite sign. you know what it says? be kind. >> be kind. >> where are y'all from? >> hello, west texas! >> welcome back, everyone. thanks for joining us on a very busy wednesday morning and the people outside for gathering. we'll go outside and say hello in a little while. president trump is doubling down on his initial reaction to that violation in virginia. that is
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nbc correspondent kristen welker is at trump tower in new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. president trump will once again try to turn the page on one of the rockiest moments of his presidency and later try to turn the focus on veterans. after that press conference the criticism is growing. these are the headlines, they weren't all nazis and sympathy for the devil. >> reporter: this morning the backlash against president trump growing, ohio governor kasich speaking out today. >> pathetic listening to this. >> reporter: it comes after the commander in chief appeared to embolden white nationalists on tuesday. >> i think there's blame on both sides. i have no doubt about it and you don't have any doubt about it either. >> reporter: mr. trump and widespread anger and controversy
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violence in charlottesville and not just the white national lists that organized it. >> you had a group on the other side that's very violent. nobody wants to say that. i'll say it right now. >> reporter: the president repeatedly calling out counter-protesters with a term he dubbed the alt-left. >> what about the fact they came charging with clubs in their hand, swinging clubs. do they have any problem? i think they do. >> reporter: he denied a more moral equivalency between the white supremacists and far left even though they chanted taunts. >> i've condemned neo-natzis. i've condemned many different groups. not all of those people were neo-natzi believe me, not all of these people were white supremacists by any stretch. >> reporter: the reaction swift, prominent republicans rebuking the psi
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equivalency between racists and americans standing up and the white house should say so. paul ryan. white supremacy is repulsive. and marco rubio issuing a tweet storm against trump ending the white supremacy groups will see being i assigned only 50% of the blame as a win. we cannot allow this old evil best record. among the far right extremists praise, former kkk klan president, thank you, president trump for your honesty about charlottesville and condemning leftist terrorists. >> the president was supposed to give a speech on infrastructure, aides not expecting him to take questions, an aide saying the president went rogue. just off camera, john kelly appearing to wins and shake his head. it all capped one of the most
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presidency. on saturday, mr. trump first suggested all sides share responsibility in the violence and monday he backtracked and then blamed the white supremacists. >> i couldn't answer completely because i didn't know all the facts and still don't know all the facts. >> reporter: questioning the removal of the statutes that prompted the rally. >> this week it's robert e. lee and i noticed stonewall jackson is coming down. i wonder is it thomas jefferson and george washington next? >> reporter: noting both jefferson and washington owned slaves. he was asked about his top advisor, steve bannon and the president &ytrsaid, we'll see. mr. bannon feels confident about his future this morning. the president heads back to his golf resort in bedminster later
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story, thanks very much. >> steph is here to talk more about the impact. good morning. you cover business for us and saw ceos leaving this manufacturing council. is there more to follow? how is big business? >> this is tough for them. big business does not want to be involved in big or any politics. many did it for the good of helping and now that weight is getting too heavy, getting calls from me everyday, how do you feel about thatzies is not a call jamie dimon or others want to get. we've already seen four ceos leave. last night many more have said no more noise. they want this to quiet down to focus on work. >> remember a week or so ago the dow crossed past 22,000 and people said why is business and the economyom
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controversy. they said they don't care about who's talking to who in russia. this they care about. >> this goes directly against their core values. every corporate leader has to think about what do i represent and what does my company represent. it's an are clear line talking about thatzies. >> what do customers care about? >> your shareholders and board. president trump hasn't had to be that type of ceo and be accountable like that. they have to. >> a couple of the staff on the white house are jewish standing right there. what's your sense in their feelings. >> you see gary standing right there. they're shocked. yesterday should have been a win talking infrastructure. the question is are they ever going to get to their agenda and can they stand silent amid all
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a tough one. >> good seeing you. to the latest tensions in north korea. the u.s. bombers conducting exercises with south korea and the training flight represents the solidarity we share with our allies with peace and security in the region, that's a quote. kim jun un has repeatedly ordered halts to the missile tests. this morning, we're nominating the hoda boost. we need one. >> yesterday, we issued a challenge and i asked you to rekindle fun in your life. when was the last time you slow danced? we put out a call, why don't you go to the kitchen and slow dance and do something with your husband or puppy, doesn't matter, we got a great number of submissions, take a look.
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soul that iust ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> yes! >> people got into that. cool. >> a little slow dance at home is something good to do any night of the week. >> tomorrow, we want you to fast dance. just ahead on a wednesday morning, we will have a major change here. we have what could be a big break in the 12-year-old disappearance of natalie holloway. we'll talk about that with her father exclusively. >> jenna live at graceland with special guest, pricilla presley checking ou a
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♪ we're back, now, 8:14 on this we're back. 8:14 on this wednesday morning. it's been 12 years since natalie holloway graduated and went on a vacation trip to aruba. >> her remains have never been found. this morning, a potential break and we will talk about it more with natalie's father. first, a new development in the investigation. after 12 years and dead ends. david and his private investigatorap
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in an oxygen series, investigating the latest leads in the whereaboutses of natalee's remains. >> we had a person involved in disposing of natalee's remains. i thought, there may be something to this. >> the lead came from a man named gabriel, who says his friend helped van der sloot dispose of natalee's remains. if it is true and her remains are found it could lead to a conviction and finally justice for natalee. >> we chased a lot of lot of leads and this by far is the most credible lead i've seen in the last 12 years. >> dave holloway and t.j. ward are with us now. good to see you. we should mention from the outside nobody's ever been charged in connection with natalee's disappearance clouding joran van der sloot. this could be signifi.
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>> over a period of 18 months, t.j. and i have been working together with an informant who have given us information through a friend of joran van der sloot's we followed that for 18 months and i'll let t.j. finish the rest. >> we did an 18 month undercover investigation with an informant who was friends with an individual who had personal knowledge with joran van der sloot and gathered information which took us to a spot where remains were found and we took those remains and had those remains tested and they just returned last week as human remains. >> when this informant talked to you about the place where natalee may have been buried, did you find it immediately? trial or error? days, weeks, youed a 18 month there. >> we went back and forth and he has taken us to different places. they went to a place behind a house we had und
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and went behind the house and dug some remains up. those remains were turned over to us and we had those remains tested and they have just come back to be human remains. >> because we know they're human remains will there be able to be some kind of test to answer once and for all whether this is natalee? >> we're in the process of doing a dna test. that test will take several weeks to a month and hopefully we will know at that point in time. >> what's your level of confidence, dave? >> throughout all this process, over the last 12 years, matt, we had a number of disappointments. i put up a wall trying to find something that's not going to disappoint me. when we determined these remains were human, i was shocked. i know there's a possibility this could be someone else. i'm just trying to wait
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>> what would it mean to you to have that answer? >> it would be, you know, finally the end. >> we're going to say the second that you guys are taking part in a new show on oxygen. the reason i bring this up is i think there may be some people who are going to hear what you're talking about now and say, wait a second, they have a new show premiering and now they have these remains and we're not sure, is this some sort of promotion for this new show and may feel this may be unsettling and unsavory. how would you respond to that? >> t.j. and i started into this 18 months ago, we decid7!g at that point in time whether we have cameras or no cameras, oxygen kamen with us and we decided, look, you guys just watch us, we want to document this, and in this series, you'll see in several incidences where if the camera was not on us and them we would never be where
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thank you very much. good luck with your work. appreciate it. a lot more in the next hour. you can see the premiere of the disappearance of natalee holloway on oxygen. to al. we continue to watch the tropics, we have hurricane gert right now a category 1. 90 miles an hour winds northwest of bermuda. maybe rip currents closer to long island and the rip current of bermuda. we are starting to see the tropics heating up, off the coast of africa, maybe 30% development in this investigation area. a 40% chance of development in the next five days, the one we told you about yesterday, 91 l has a 40% chance. here's the path of development for those three systems, we will be watching t
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closely. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. low clouds and fog. the top of the tv towers is visible. a bright blue sky this morning and that's the case for all of us later on today. once we get this fog out of here, should be burning off at 9:00 or 10:00 at the latest and then things start to improve dramatically. mid to upper 60s across the area and highs upper 80s to near 90 degrees. >> that is your latest weather. guys. >> all right, al. thanks. time for what's trending today. you're going on a plane trip to go to the airport. who likes to have a little drink before you get on the plane? no? no? >> here's a story getting a lot of attention online. ryan air, europe's biggest biggest airline is cracking down on booze before boarding. they're asking airports in the uk to limi
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drinks. the way it would work is you get a boarding pass, every time you go into a restaurant or bar in an airport you have to present that boarding pass, they mark that boarding pass. after two, you're cut off. all right. one of the reasons is, they say, this is an attempt to curb unruly behavior in the sky. do you like this idea? >> what if your boarding pass is on your phone? >> i guess they mark your phone, i don't know, give you a letter on your forehead, something like that. >> you could be at the airport for several hours. >> what if you're really afraid of flying and you use a drink or two or three to relieve your anxiety? >> i don't know. i'm mixed about it. on one hand it's a decent idea, do you really need more than two drinks. >> do they serve booze on the plane? >> they do. some say this is their way of stopping people from buying booze at the airport and buy it
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have any of you ever gotten drunk while flying? you would consider, i'm drunk? >> yes. >> yes? >> i went from a bachelorette party in mexico. really. >> you sobered up. >> exactly. it didn't take much. >> have you ever been subjected to someone else's drunk behavior? >> yes. it is not fun. >> that's the worst. >> that's why i'm torn. >> what did you think? you didn't give your opinion? >> i think two drinks is enough before you get on a plane. i really do. we asked people in line what they thought. should airports limit the number of drinks passengers can buy before boarding? 62% said yes. >> wow. >> 38% said no. >> interesting. >> ""popstart"" now? we have a lot to begin with actress mindy kaling pregnant with her first child and she
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the very first time. >> how are you feeling now about the prospect of motherhood? >> really excited. it's so unknown to me. i'm in control over a lot of aspects of my life. this is one where, okay, it's out of my hands, a kind of fun feeling. >> kind of true. mindy also opened up on what kind of mom she hopes to be. >> and airing september 10th. >> we were able to get a glimpse of taylor due to one sketch artist even though there weren't any cameras. fans said he didn't quite capture taylor's image. the artist is now speaking out and defending his work. he told a local news station in denver, a person like taylor swift who is very pretty has perfectly proportions on the face and actually much harded to sketch. he admitted he was
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did practice sketches for weeks. >> he got better. >> finally, celine dion was spotted and her son, cheering him on in the best way possible. it's gone viral. celine is out of her seat, singing and clapping in the stands. that her son's jersey. celine is being held as the ultimate hockey mom. >> your mom's celine. hey. not a bad problem. finally, today is national tell a joke day. >> what a surprise. i'm kind of in the middle of something here. >> i have an important question. >> okay. hello. where do cats go for fun? >> i don't
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>> are you celebrating tell a joke two? >> a special challenge. the funniest jokes in the world. sharing jokes with elmo's friends. and a way to be kind to people. look at the fun we have! >> my question is can we do it, too? how about the people at home right now? >> everybody can join in, sure. you tell a joke and make sure to use the hashtag. >> don't forget to tell a joke tag them with #sharethelaughter. >> elmo. >> yes, sir. >> why didn't the skeleton cross the road? >> why? >> no guts. [ laugh]
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>> no guts. >> good morning. it's 8:26 on this wednesday, august 16th. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's check in with jack taylor. >> hey, aaron, we have the big delay, prince george's county on road work at 50 and now a delay here. plan for that. and alternating one direction at a time around the downed tree and wires. southbound 95 not. big delays trying to leave the triangle where there's a crash on the shoulder. >> thank you. a check on your forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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improve a bit. temperatures in the low 60s and upper 70s. it will be a hot one today, rain likely on your afternoon and evening plans.
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♪ welcome back to "today." it's 8:30 welcome back to "today's" 8:30, wednesday morning, august 18, 2017. the sun is shining down. good to see you, everybody. doesn't elmo make you happy? >> i love elmo and skeleton joke. >> he makes me giggle. >> ready for a crowd moment? this is an epic crowd moment.
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to see the biggest crowd slow dance we can get. let's hear a little lionel richie, please. can you hear it? pick your partner. i want to see a big slow dance, come on! ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we're breaking a record.$z6]ñ are we breaking a record? >> everybody! >> here we go. ♪ ♪ i'm easy i'm easy like sunday morning. >> you can have lionel back. >> what is the record, by the way? >> i think we set it. ♪
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>> thank you. >> this is like al setting the world record for freeze tag. >> i remember. coming up, we are extremely happy to have katie holmes with us. we will talk about her new movie called "logan lucky." how she's feeling now in a year and a half you will have a teenager in the house. >> my word. >> that ought to be fun. >> then a big celebration going on at graceland. this is the 40th anniversary of elvis' death. jenna is there with pricilla presley and will talk about his impact on the world. >> the way the whole family canned get involved to celebrate a successful 40th. we'll see if we have a successful forecast for you. along the new england coastline, sunshine along the west coast, heat advisories in texas
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weather for the gulf. for tomorrow, more storms in florida. southeast atlantic coast and look for severe sforms in the upper ohio valley and mississippi river valley. lots of sunshine in the western two-thirds of the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. some areas seeing some improvements with visibility. if you're martinsburg and fredericksburg and hagerstown. a quarter mile visibility or less in some spots. later on today, the sunshine develops. hot and humid one, 89 for this afternoon. tomorrow, the rain chance moves in with a high chance for rain and most of your weekend looks dry. don't forget your weather at the weather channel. >> roker, thank you very much. in the new heist
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brothers attempt to pull off an elaborate heist at one of the biggest events in the nascar circle and katie holmes stars as one of their skeptical ex-wives. >> you're asking about the for sale sign? >> yeah. >> he has expanded and his family opened up a new dealership in lynchburg. >> across state lines? you can't do that like i have no say in the matter. >> you can drive across state lines to pick her up. i have full custody. >> not happening. i'm getting a lawyer. >> with what money? >> i lived in west virginia. that is a west virginia twang. you're from ohio, which isn't twang country. how did you pick that up? >> we all worked with the same dialect coach. it was daunting. >> you didn't find it easy? >> no. because you want it to feel natural and not feel, you know,
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>> give me a word that helped you, what was a word you worked on to get the accident just right? ta. you know, something like that. >> did you find the accent, ta? >> i did. >> you did. i have to tell you living in west virginia i thought you did a really good job. congrats on that. what's it like to get a call from steven soderberg to say i want you to be in a movie. he loves casting. >> it was so exciting. i met with him and just finished directing my first film so we spent most of the meeting talking about directing and he was so generous and i was like, i hope i get to work with him and he e-mailed the next day, we'd love to have you. wow, really? it's so much to be on his set because there's afternoon ease. he knows exactly what he wants. it moves quickly and feels -- a lot of.
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watch. >> i want to make the point, this isn't the biggest role you've ever had. you played bobby jo logan chapman, is that correct? a bit of a mouthful. why is she important to the plot? >> she's important to the plot because i'm playing change's ex-wife and our daughter really grounds him and the reason why he's going to do this. he wants to be a better man and better father. >> i love heist movies, all kinds of heist movie. you will do either heist movie coming up ocean's 8. i will quiz you, what is the greatest heist movie ever made, in your opinion? >> "oceans 11." >> really? >> i loved that one. >> that's in my top. what about "the sting?" >> i don't disagree. >> "bonnie & clyde." why do you lik
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>> i like heist movies because it's a fantasy and takes you on this ride and fun. with "logan lucky," i felt entertained the entire time. it's exactly what we need right now. >> how could i possibly pull that off. i made a reference. >> how could you pull it off? >> i have some heists in my past. siri will be a teenager thing, she's 11 1/2. do you worry about that when she pulls away from mom and not as cool to hold mom's hand and say i love you. >> she is 11 1/2. she's a great girl and she's doing so well. i'm enjoying this time. i'm not so worried yet about the teenagerer. >> i have a 13-year-old daughter. it's different. dad's not as cool as dad used to be. just a warning.
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period. >> i never was cool. >> you have nothing to lose. >> i have nothing to lose. i'm totally ready for this. >> we look forward to seeing you. nice to have you. >> nice to see you. >> pleasure. we should mention "logan lucky" opens friday. >> we will go to all things elvis with pricilla presley. this is "today" on nbc. graceland with priscilla
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♪ welcome back, welcome back, everybody. today actually marks 40 years since the death of elvis presley. >> for 40 years fans gather around graceland to pay tribute to the king of residential. and pricilla presley is at the newly opened complex. good morning to you, ladies. >> reporter: good morning, guys. i'm here with the one and only pricilla presley. we're here in thisr
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records than any other artist ever and still adding to his collection, is that right? >> that's right. this is yesterday, "if i can dream" went triple platinum and "the wonder of you" gold. >> he still has albums going platinum. >> people really connect with him and he had that beautiful voice. like i said many many times before, you get the feeling he's singing to you. i've experienced that being in the audience and i always thought he sang to me. >> and i'm sure he did. elvis is still king. thousands flocked here yesterday to pay tribute to him. ♪ my baby loves me >> reporter: he became the king of residential. known all over the world by just one name. ♪ >> he broke the mold. he broke the mold, not just in singing
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style. >> reporter: these recently released rarely seen photos from the ar chives catching his magtism and charisma. what do you think the allure is for some people that may just be falling in love with his music. >> it really was his voice. people loved his voice. when he sang, like he was singing to you. wasn't bad to look at either. >> you had a crush on him. >> everybody had a crush on him. still having crushes on him. he was beautiful. he woke up beautiful. i used to stare at him, look at him, oh, my gosh. ♪ you looking for trouble >> all nat and still one of the most talented and influential performers of all time. 40 years after his death at the age of 42, still reaching the top of the charts, selling more than a billion records world-wide, more than anyone ever. 179 records certified gold and platinum, nominated for 14
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grammys. >> what do you think is his biggest legacy. >> first of all how can you say his biggest legacy. he was really good at when did. >> reporter: inspiring a slew of new artists including country singer, brett eldredge. >> elvis had a little hand influencing all of us. >> reporter: it's been four decades since his passing. for priscilla the heartache and memory of that day never fades. today, more than 600,000 people visit here every year. >> best looking man and -- >> i love him. >> reporter: how long have you loved elvis? >> since i was born. >> since you were born? how old are you? >> i'm 9. >> he's really hot. ♪ love me t
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the man, the legend, the king of residential. >> reporter: what would you say to him now? >> if he were here today looking outside and seeing all the people that still loved him, missed him, he wouldn't believe it. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: so, priscilla, today is the day of his passing. what goes through your mind on a day like this? >> wow. you can't help but th!86b- abou the day that it happened but we have so much here to, you know, remind us of all the good that he's done and all the entertaining he did and all the things about him that keeps his memory alive. many people, as you know, come here just for that. >> reporter: you share your grief with a lot of people. there were thousands of people at the vigil last night. >> yes. more than we've ever had at the 40th, 40 years after, they're
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our biggest yet. >> reporter: there was a little criticism for the first time ever the vigil needed to be paid for. >> there's a lot of information about that. everyone was allowed on the streets to enjoy the vigil at no cost. >> reporter: we're here in front and i understand people traveled from all over the world, australia, asia, to take a look at these famous jumpsuits. >> yes. they remind me so much. i obviously went to so many shows and see the jumpsuits and you can't help but envision him in them and with me, enjoying all the shows. >> reporter: to be at an elvis show, to be pricilla presley at an elvis show. we're headed over to 1968 flashback, a big year for the two of y'all. when elvis had his christmas special on nbc. >> right. >> reporter: what was that like for you? >> i have to admit, i had never seen elvis live before. >> you had never seen?
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when i came here, i was in l.a. the first time, he was contracted three movies a year so that all he had. he hadn't performed in over 10 years. the '68 special again as we all know, was now the opportunity for touring again. i had never saw him -- >> 1968 was also the year you guys gave birth to your daughter. she was here last night. how is she doing? >> she's doing well. she loves it. it was great to come here walking around when everyone is gone and look at everything and just, you know, share memories. >> thank you for sharing your memories. >> thank you so much. >> i love being with you. >> thank you. >> guys. >> thank you so much. you have us humming here. to see more of the conversation at today.com. coming up next, clever ways to get your kids and yourself organized for the new school year. first, visit "today" on nbc.
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♪ this morning, back-to-school on "today." already? we're focusing on organization. it's very important if you want this morning back to school on today. it's very important for organization if you want your kids to have a happy and successful year. hello, elizabeth. >> hello. >> this is about getting started on the right foot. if you get behind in the beginning the whole year unravels. >> yes. now is the time to make changes. >> we want to get organized as a family. how do we do that? >> work on the system together. work with the kids and they're more likely to do it. you want a family command center. in your kitchen would be a great place. these are called wally, strips, sticky, go right on your wall, will not damage anything. you can create whatever little thing you want. >> look at you. >> did not type that in.
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they're dry erase and chalk, from wallys.com. very inexpensive. this way everybody can see what's needed so things don't get forgotten. these systems, if they're not working change them. >> great. a lot of kids have trouble keeping track of their belongings, you say there's an easy way to prevent them from losing so many things. in life, if you want to find it you need to label it otherwise you're always looking. this is fantastic. a label system. you download an app, wireless, it takes two seconds, clip it and there you have the label. it's $59.99, so easy. >> if you don't want to be so fancy, do old school? >> i love this from duct tape, basically they have a dry erase tape. cut it. myon
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across his wall. it's easy, a few dollars. >> we want to keep our kids safe. >> this does three things. it has a flashlight, charges your phone. you want to be in touch with them and it also has an alarm that is very loud. we pushed it last night. you can hear it 200 yards away. stranger danger, awesome. this is birdie from a company called elika lite. olika lite. it has dry wipes, little mini wipes in the bottom. >> be still my heart. >> you will keep them away from flu season. >> the way to keep your kid on time is to get them organized the nightef
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>> this is super cute. i say involve or kids in clothes shopping, all one stop shopping from target.com. if they like the clothes, pick it out from everything, socks, your backpack and check the command center to remember what things they need, do they need their soccer ball or cleats. pack lunches. >> do kids pack their own launch? >> do it together. anything to give them their independence and doing things. this is super healthy. let's go study. >> i'm ready. >> studying, i say study in the same place, try to get at the same time, always start with the harder subjects, that way, once the kids are done with that, it will be much easier, allow them study breaks. research shows every 25 minutes you need to take a little break. most importantly, i
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your phones. i like to have a central command system. everyone in the family should check their phones and tablets and like parking your car, put it away. >> we are back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we have one big story we ve
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>> huge. >> breaking. today is one big story we have to get in now. >> breaking. kathie lee gifford's birthday. >> we have collie ray here this morning and brandy. my favorite dish. al is going to try it. >> what is it? >> couscous from a drugstore. >> it's so good. >> i brought some for you. >> do you put in water and heat it up? >> he'll eat it on my spoon. >> i love today.
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8:56 is your time now on this wednesday august 16th, 2017. good morning to you. i i'm -- good morning, jack. >> good morning. we have so many delays coming to you on 95 south. the emergency road work at 450 still
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66 eastbound and right marshall some delays behind it and south of the rocks bridge, doing better. back to you? we'll be back with your forecast.
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good morning. we still have patchy fog out there. most areas have seen improvement. low visibility. we will see more sunshine and temperatures close to 90 degrees and humid. tomorrow, chances of rain and could linger to the weekend but overall looks good. >> get the news and weather any time in the nbc washington app. . here, the world is a big, beautiful place filled with adventure. take it in. visit lonely planet's best destination for 2017. and let the magic find you.
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♪ this morning on today's take, summer surprise, grammy winner, brandy, stepping back into a role with a lot of carly rae jepsen making the leap from music to movies. the news that has shaken and stirred the internet, coming up right now. . from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to a wednesday morning. it is august 16th, 2017. they've been on our show a number of times, this is touch. our pal, dylan, is off. what
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>> i don't know. he is on vacation traveling the world. not sure where he ended up. >> i think he sent us a video. >> reporter: hi. here i am on this greek island about to make the 5,000 mile trip to you. this is what i'm leaving behind. i made it to london. i have to catch that flight to new york. new york city, baby! yeah! i'm here. i think i better have a shave, though. >> did he make it? >> i don't know. i like that, the 5:00 shadow. >> is he here? he is here, yes. >> here i am! >> how you doing? >> all right! >> all clean shaven. >> look at you! >> it's beautiful. i know you felt bad not to be there so i brought this to
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>> you've been away with your family. >> yeah. >> kids, relatives. so you actually -- i know it was very hard for you to leave all that and -- >> come to do this. >> this was a conversation we had before the show started and a conversation that was supposed to stay. >> absolutely. >> off the show. >> we have both been there. >> we played a round together before, haven't we but we've never actually done the full thing before. >> we've never been together. >> we never have. >> no. >> beginning, just the way i feared it would start. >> it's fantastic! i love being here. it's great. >> i hope my wife doesn't see this. the story is i'm on the island with my wife and my kids and also with my -- there they are. amazing. their cousins, too. i'm also on the island with my
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sister-in-law. it's nice for a few days. after a few days, i'm ready -- >> you can see from this video we have a couple of kids. i have water in my eyes. >> that's right. they call me the climbing one. >> i've been there, when your kids are that age and you're away, it's time that you wouldn't trade for the world. >> right. >> but it's not bad to get a break from vacation. >> i brought you avocado. >> these are t-shirts like the ones that say i went to austin and all i got was this lousy t-shirt. >> i know you made these a little while ago. >> look at this. this is amazing. i'm
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the toast. >> that's really good. >> you brought the flakes and everything. >> that is so -- you know what, i feel like i should exchange the favor. >> no, you don't really have to. >> i do. i like to give. >> i do. we were talking about this. guess what i have for you this morning. >> what do you have for keir? >> one of my favorite dishes of all time. gourmet. shall you open it? >> i'm good. >> go for it. >> i'll open it for you. >> need a ta-da-da-da. >> wow. >> i found it. you guys see this? i ran to the cvs is my neighborhood because i love the couscous there. my kids are out of town so i'm not cook, you can't buy it. i videotaped myself going to the store and looked in the checkout
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and right there in the back corner. >> when did you buy that? >> yesterday. still fresh. says sell by august 19th. what's today? >> the 16th. >> you have pleasant of time. >> you don't know -- have plenty of time. >> you don't know when they they'd it. >> should he try the couscous? open it up. i have to do it first. hold on. >> how do you get -- does it grow somewhere? >> i don't know. keir, you have a fork there. >> i will share your fork. >> no. use your fork. try it. keir, tell him how good it is. >> the color from the beans bleeds in. >> corn, red peppers, try it. very good, yes, right? your turn. >> i get it. i see why you like it so much.
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>> i don't want to eat it all. >> i'm going to tell you, that looks hideous. i'm just going to say it and i'm not eating it. >> you're so judgmental. >> i'm not judgmental. >> put it on a golden plate. >> no. >> i don't want to monopolize it. >> that's okay, quite all right. i will make some and bring it in tomorrow. >> do me a favor, we'll do a #battle. #d #try it today or not do it today. >> i'm not doing it. >> how will you let the country down? >> other people than me have let the country down. i think me not trying couscous, it will be okay. >> do you want a spoonful of sugar, how bad can it be? >> maybe it will help if you knew how you eat makes a difference how attractive you
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that is true. that is true. quickly. >> where are you going with it? >> he posted a picture what you had for dinner yesterday. >> i made dinner. i'm sorry, a little salmon, grilled corn and zucchini and micrograins. >> you put this couscous and i didn't tell you on the side of that, you would have never known. >> it looks mushy. >> look the way al presented that food. >> if i put this on a plate -- somebody else try this? >> i can't imagine why you're attracted by the couscous. >> come on over. >> it will be really quick. this is so good. >> i want your honest opinion. >> it's really good, al. don't you forget it. >> mm-mm. >> tastes likeew
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>> thank you. >> thanks, sal. >> the best part about it is, sometimes you open your mouth a little bit, you're already halfway there. >> today is national tell a joke day. we will save this to the end of the show. you first. >> okay. this is my go-to, the first joke ever told me. how come the pirate couldn't get into the movie theater? >> why? >> it was rated rrr. >> you go next. >> want to hear a joke about a piece of paper? >> okay. >> never mind, it's terrible! >> the trouble is being british, i don't have a joke that i can tell on daytime television. i've been trying out jokes and none of them apparently -- i'm not kidding, honestly, they've given me a piece of paper with jokes i'm allowed to tell. >>
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what kind of bagel can fly? a plane bagel. see what i did there? >> sneaking of british, james bond. >> yeah. >> bond, once again. >> yeah. >> is being played by daniel craig. >> i think it's a good thing. >> i love it. >> he's playing the iconic character one more time. he took over the role in the 2006 film. it will be his fifth time in the role and says it will be his last time playing bond and wants to go out on a high note. what can he do next? >> the opening scene in this movie is perhaps one of the greatest opening bond sequence ever. >> he looks like such a -- what's a good word. for me, every time he says, i'm tired of being bond. i don't want
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more. i don't get it. every man wants to be bond. >> he's not a spring chicken, in great shape. that has to be one of the most physical movies to do. he has to be beaten up. >> he's well built. i met him a few years ago. >> you have to be tough. >> give it one more go.  listen up. we are going to reveal the foods you should be eating to be attractive to either the opposite sex or anyone else. different species. ybody. >> you try this. >> when we come back, not a snowball's chance. >> one bite. >> nope. >> come on.
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♪ we are back with more of "today's take." we are back and we have our buddy, keir simmons is here. >> freshly shaven. >> do you wear aftershave? >> i put a little bit of cream on and cologne. >> cream? >> after shaving cream. i'm a modern man. >> and he has very soft skin. >> and he smells good. that's the first thing i told you, did before i knew about that's story. >> a recent study from australia says women prefer the smell of men who eat a certain diet. >> i think this is fascinating. apparently women prefer the smell of men who eat a lot of fruits and vegetables opposed to men who ate a lot of refined carbs. they conducted the study by having men fill out food questionnaires and exercise and clean t-shirt. the women don't see what they've eaten and don't know. they have the woman after the guy works out -- >> this is truly
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disgusting -- they run around and sweat and take their t-shirts off and hand them to the women and say, have a sniff of that and see how you feel. >> they take a deep whiff. >> breathe in. >> and apparently the women like the men who ate more fruits and vegetables. >> and also a lot of meat produced an odor attractive to women. the meat made the smell more intense. >> right. >> i eat both. i eat meat and veggies and fruits. >> a mix. >> shall i come around there and we can do a test? >> i will smell you. >> that that important. >> shall i come around there and we can do a test? >> i already know you smell good. >> she could care less how i smell. show you what's happening. for today, we are looking at strong storms firing up in nebraska in iowa and parts of
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we have a risk of strong storms there later today. that will be pushing to the east. right now, temperatures stay hot in the southwest, much of texas through the gulf coast and southeast and everywhere else. temperatures below average. as far as precipitation is concerned, warming up in the east and high surf advisories due to gert moving up the coast and severe storms in the central plains. that's what's going on around the country. things are starting to improve over the nation's capitol. a half hour ago you couldn't see the downtown capitol. fog remains very thick in parts of northern maryland and panhandle in west virginia. zero in martinsburg and 3 miles in maryland. afternoon highs in the upper 80s to 90 degrees and we will stay there the next few days.
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whether your kids are about to start school or already roaming the hallways, probably need school supplies for the year. >> back to school supplies costs more than $114 per student. >> we brought in crazy coupon lady.com to show us amazing deals. good morning. >> we discovered you have twins, i have twins and you have twins. >> they're so expensive! >> amen to that. >> school supplies -- on that note, school supplies, every year since the recession the district is spending less and less per student and leaving more on the parents. we will cut that down. >> is that right? they're actually making it more expensive. >> that's right. they're giving us longer lists. retailers know getting consumers
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stuff, never pay more than a dollar for it. look out for bo go deals. at toys "r" us buy any backpack $29 or more and get a lunchbox for free. going online through saturday. >> buy one get one free is great for parents of twins. >> you're exactly right. >> this is backpack, for the best deal is holler.com. this.]ñ backpack is only $2. you can buy two per order. use coupon code holler five to save $5 off a $15 purchase, plus >> check the website. before we run out of time, let's look at clothes. >> i'm looking for sales as a
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se and everything's good again. more! good morning. it's 9:26 on this wednesday, august 16th. i'm aaron gilchrist. the new principal at benjamin stoddert middle school will give an informational meeting after bell was accused of child sex abuse of children. it will be in waldorf at the middle school. the city of hyattsville found traces of the mosquito disease and spraying tonight. if you live in hyattsville or university park make sure your windows are closed. a look at your f
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looking better all the time out there. bright sunshine now. visibility continuing to improve around the washington area. still thick pockets of fog. that won't last a lot longer. to the strong august sun will burn away quickly. afternoon highs in the
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not much of anything in the way of rain chance for today. tomorrow and friday rain looking more and more likely again. >> thank you. get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc news washington app.
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grammy-winning singer brandy burst on the multi-platinum debut album featuring a hit single. four years later, it spent 13 weeks at the top of the list. >> starring as rocks sin broadway's smash hit "chicago." now, she's back. >> for two weeks only you can catch brandy back on broadway in the longest running american musical. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> he was just naming all those hits. i just had a thought. my very first concert i was allowed to go by myself, it was you and you opened for emcee hammer and boys to men.
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>> it was a long time ago. >> what's it like to hear about the hits you've done and we can sing with all the songs? >> it's awesome. to have longevity and have people appreciate your music. it's what you do, to be a vessel and inspire people. i love it. >> you're back on broadway. >> yes. >> did it give you pause to come back or something you said, yes, i'm ready, let's do this? >> i love broadway. it completely changed my life. you earn every applause and connect with the audience right away. i had never done it before and felt so natural for me to be on stage. the cast of chicago and company is so amazing. they welcomed me. when they asked me to come back, i was like, yes! >> your little one is not so little anymore. >> 15. >> 15 years old. >> she loves the musical. she wants me to do it every time. >> there she is. >> yes! >> when you'reer
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life like in between shows? >> well, i'm very disciplined. i try to keep my voice, you know, right. i don't talk much. i eat right, you know, i work out and so i can be phenomenal every night. people fly in and it's different audiences every night. i want them to love the show every time i'm on stage. >> i read something i like, you said, when you're on broadway, you have to earn the applause. i never thought of it that way. >> you do. it brought a since of true humility to my life i can never get rid of. i love that. >> trying to do everything and the parenting is a big challenge. >> it takes a lot of balance. i'm a single mom. i have a lot of great people in my life that support me when i'm working. >> lately, you've been performing a lot of your classic hits. is there a favorite of yours you like to perform? >> there's a
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almost doesn't count i really like to perform. that's my favorite. >> want me to sing it for everyone? just kidding. >> i panicked just for a second. >>. ♪ it almost doesn't count >> i love that you know it. >> let's talk about new music coming down. >> i'm definitely putting forth my best effort to have the right music when i return to the music industry. people have been waiting for a long time. my diehard fans have been waiting a long time. i want to give them something very special. >> is it pressure? i feel like the fact we can name all those other songs and now time to do a new one -- >> no pressure, but i can be truthful and completely honest in my new music. i don't want sugarcoating, want my lyrics to be truthful. >> go ahead. >> when you do something like this, people have a certain expectation what brandy sounds like, is there a desire to
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branch out from that and evolve a little bit more and you give them what they want and something they're not expecting? >> absolutely. i give them what they need. and what they need right now is for me to be completely honest. hot songs but completely honest. >> congratulations. they have two weeks to catch you, right? >> please come. "chicago" is amazing. >> coming up, 12 years after the disappearance of natalee holloway, a major development in the case. we'll talk about it right after this. never wash my hair again now, i fuel it pantene: the first shampoo and conditioner system with active pro-v nutrient blends that puts in what other shampoos just strip out. fueling 100% stronger hair. don't just wash your hair fuel it because strong is beautiful. no wonder elle calls pantene "the biggest shampoo breakthrough in 30 years."
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♪ it's been 12 years since natalee holloway it's been 12 years since natalee holloway disappeared on the island of aruba that attracted and captivated our attention from around the world. despite leads natalee has never been found and no one ever convicted in her disappearance. thanks to a contact with her father, dave holloway there may be new information in this case. >> reporter: natalee holloway vanished and beginning a nightmare for her father, dave. >> the worst thing you can do is lose a child. i think about her everyday. >> person of interest, joran van der sloot was arrested for kidnapping and murder. >> reporter: he was eventually
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released. >> he is in a prison in peru after confessing to the 2010 murder of a young woman there. >> joran is the last person seen with my daughter. he knows what happened. >> reporter: after 12 years of false hopes and dead ends, he hired investigator t.j. ward and appeared in a new oxygen series to investigate the latest lead in the whereabouts of natalee's leads. >> we have a person who says he was directly involved with joran van der sloot in disposing of natalee's remains. i thought, there may be something to this. >> reporter: it came from a man named gabriel who says his friend helped dispose of her remains. >> reporter: if true and her remains are found it could lead to a conviction and finally, justice for natalee. >> we chased a lot of lot of leads. this one is by far the most credible lead i've seen in the
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>> now, with natalee's father, dave holloway and provide investigator and friend t.j. ward. >> i listened to you talk earlier, to lose your daughter and not know where her body is, that is unimaginable for any parent. >> it's something i wouldn't wish on anyone, hard to deal with. >> over the years, you just don't know -- >> you try to look for something to give you closure. we had some sort of closure back when joran killed this other girl in peru and put in prison. we looked at that and said, it's not justice for natalee but he's in prison and we feel deeply for the parents of the other girl, that and we declared her deceased. we went through a closure
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process. >> can you talk about the decision and we will document what you guys were finding and t.j.'s investigation led to this new lead. >> we've been working on this the last 18 months. i have been involved in this case for 12 years with my effort to bring closure for the holloway family. we had an individual come forward named gabriel. he shared information with us from an individual he knew friends with joran van der sloot. this individual started giving gabriel information and gabriel brought that information to me. gabriel started giving us leads and giving us information we found to be true. in the course of that, they went to this area on the island, behind this individual and were able to -- he took gabriel there and they dug up human remains. they brought those remains
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and we took those remains and had them tested and sent off and they came back to be human. >> this is the first time we know this now this morning, right? >> yes. gabriel was very concerned. he's a parent, was concerned about dave and his family and information he was hearing from this individual and took the responsibility of calling dave and had him deal with me and he was very helpful in the information he shared. >> you talk about the fact any time you get a new lead, it's like reliving this over and over again. right now, you're in this waiting period to find out the identity. what is this like for you right now? >> over the past 12 years i've conditioned myself for basically failure. every lead we followed, it ends up no good. i went into this process very very skeptical, had the wall up, looking for ways of other excuses or whatever to say, this
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this, is that right? >> yeah. back in 2015 we had a lead at the marriott hotel. the individual gave us some information that natalee was buried up under that hotel. after t.j. and i worked on it for some time we realized through help of the fbi that that was untrue. after that fall on the floor, so to speak, with me and my family, i said, i'll never ever lead my family on in a lead i'm not sure about. t.j. and i kept it between ourselves and proceeded on to protect me and my family. >> now, when do you think you'll find out? about how much longer? another week or two? >> it may take several weeks to learn the information whether it is natalee's remains. ift
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they? that needs to be determined. we hope the government gets back involved and helps us determine who that is, if it's not natalee. >> all the best to you and your family. we can't imagine what you're going through, dave holloway and t.j. ward. i should mention "the disappearance of natalee holloway" appears on our sister channel on oxygen on saturday at 9:00 and 8:00 p.m. sun valley looking pretty darned good, we make our way to the east. casper, wyoming, looking cloudy but carney, nebraska may scoop in between the clouds and you get a good view. nashville, dayton, knoxville, greenville. breaks in tennessee as well. you don't want to look at the sun without
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make sure you have certified glasses and telescopes with filters on them and only during the totality of the eclipse because you don't want any ocular damage. that's what's going on around the country. your neck of the woods. >> good morning. 76 degrees in the district. still looking at a lot of clouds hanging around as the fog lifts and clearing out soon. visibility is clearing a lot about a mile improving through the afternoon. looking good today. hot and humid. temperatures near 90 and rain chances tomorrow afternoon to friday, better chance of storms and most of your weekend does look dry. >> that is your latest weather. up next, singer carly rae jetson, a friend of the program makes the leap into movies with
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♪ the moments that connect us don't happen overnight. they happen one morning at a time, and one cup at a time. folgers, the best part of wakin' up. ♪ she rocketed to fame in 2012 with her pop hit she rocketed to fame in 2012. carly rae jepsen has been busy ever since with three albums, starring in "cinderella" on broadway and "frenchy." >> anhe
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about a girl that escapes to paris with her best friend. >> playing the opera ballet school custodian, quiet woman with a complicated past. let's give you a sneak peek. >> you have little or no sense of rhythm. >> come on. you can't tell all that from one jump, can you? >> on the good side, you have the energy of a bullet. you also have the lightness of a depressed elephant. now, jump up, ring this bell, land and do not splash the water. >> that's impossible. >> i thought it was your dream to dance. >> she is wonderful. beautiful story. good morning. >> good morning. >> tell us a little bit about it and really how you got involved. >> it was one of those amazing phone calls. i have a few in
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the animation? >> doesn't everyone want to do that. >> and a visit i had to go to a studio at montreal. i didn't get to meet any of the other characters until next week when we do the premier. >> wow! >> it can be somewhat disconcerting doing the voice of an animated character. like you said, you're somewhat isolated. did it take some getting used to? >> it was like a video game. really fun. i was the last character to put my voice on there. the lips were already moving and i had to emote in time to the balance of it. but it was like a video game. >> my girls, watching this, i felt like my girls are going to absolutely love this. they love dancing and ballet and they love all that stuff. this is the perfect movie for them. i don't know why we don't do more of these kind of movies because children, especially little girls, it's rea
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right? >> it's a combination. you know "ann of green gables"? like that. it's very heart-warming. >> that dance teacher is exactly like every dance teacher. really really mean. >> your song, "leap" is one of the best of the summer. >> thank you. >> it wasn't actually for that. they were asking me, do you have anything inspiring? yeah. >> it's catchy, you will love it. carly rae jepsen, thank you for coming. in theaters next friday august 25th. this is "today" on nbc.
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drugstore. >> happy >> happy birthday to you! happy birthday to you! happy birthday dear kathy. happy birthday to you! >> the longest day of my life. >> this will be a great birthday show. >> what will we do? we will linger and have a surprise. >> absolutely. i'm just glad i got in it. i don't think i can get out of it. >> your birthday suit. >> what are you going to do for your birthday on the program? >> i'm at the point -- gee, you're a beautiful man. i'm at this point in my life i don't like surprises.
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hi, everyone. the time right now, 9:57 on this august 16th. i'm angie goff we want you to look at this sketch. fairfax police say this man abducted and sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl. you can see the man, he does have a mouse stash, heavy eyebrows and side part in his hair. we posted this sketch in o
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to share it. now, let's check in for another look at the forecast. >> good morning. we have heavy fog but improvements going through the day today. high temperature near 90 degrees. hot and humid. great day if you want to head to the pool this afternoon and much better than yesterday. afternoon storms move in friday. still around 90 degrees and mostly does look dry. good news for the solar eclipse monday, looking pretty dry and clear, angie. >> i like it. more news and weather coming up on news for midday. we'll see you then around 11:00. tripadvisor now searches over... ...200 sites to find you the... ...hotel you want at the lowest price. grazi, gino! find a price that fits. tripadvisor.
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. from nbc news, this from nbc news, this is today with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it's wines-day wednesday. >> it happens to be -- it's not an ordinarily august 16th. it happens to be kathie lee's birthday today. >> i think we should listen to a little "love never fails" by kathie lee gifford. love that song. >> my only hit. it lasted about one week on the

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