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praef good morning. catastrophic damage.rf po tornadoes ravage the south killing at least 23 people, injuring dozens mor prf it feels not real. it really does prf an entire town in alabama leveled. rescue crews fearing more victims will be fouth in e rubble prf houses completely destroyed. homes, basically slabs left where once stood a home prf we're the live praef wintry mess snow and ice facing millions of commuters this morning. get ready to bundle up. al says a blast of brutally cold n temps arethe way praef breaking overnight, safari tragedy. safari tragedy,amour ican tourists and their
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pilot killed in a helicopter crash during a vnyation in a. officials scrambling to find out what went wrong, thehelatest on t investigation just ahead: all that plus turning up the heat, democrats on the paperde trailnding documents from at least 60 people connected to the president as he strikes back in his longestevspeech r. >> they're trying to take you out with [ bleep ] okay? revealing neverland, after weeks of protests and lawsuits, hbo airs that disturbing michael jason documentary, the reaction and the fallout overnight. and msing sisters miracle, the emotional oment twoung girls lost in the woods for daar reunited with their family, inside the massive search that e brought th girls home, today, monday, march 4th, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news,
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this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb liv from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi, everybody, good morning, welcome to "today." nice to have you with us on a oonday morning. >> we do want get right to that dangerous weather that's impacting tens of millions of people. >> it is. in the southtornados have cut a deadly path of destruction including widespread damage in lee county, alabama. the death toll there expected to rise as serarch and rescue me efforts rehis morning at first light. we've got complete live coverage this morning.we e going to talk to a family whose entire street was wiped t. it hwnbc's gabe gutierrez who was at the scene. >> reporter: the death toll is up to 23, among the victims an 8-year-old girl. authorities fear that number could rise. the powerful winds tore apart this gas station a tore the roof off the building next door, and now the search isns inifying across the area for anys. survivor
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this morning the destruction alabama is devastating. homes shredded,es t toppled after multiple tornados roared through. this came on so quick and changed so many lives that i mean, it's really sickening to watch. >> reporter: in hard hit lee county jonathan hickman survived but said the damage is unr l. >> this bad. look, look at this truck. >> reporter: overnight, rescue workers scrambled door to door searching for survivors. >> right now people are in shock. people are sad. people don't know what to do, but the community's coming together. >> reporter: nheional weather service says a possible ef3 tornado with winds up to 165 miles an hour and a track at least a half mile wide cut the largest path of destruction. the death toll rising sharply. >> unfortunately i feel like that number may rise yet again. >> more tornado-related deaths in o day here than all of last
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year in the u.s. president trump tweeting his condolences. >> it'seally bad, it's really bad. st reporter: the storm sliced through this gaion, its owner al patel rushed to check on an employee. >> when he saw me, he came running, and he hugged me, and he wasrliyoow h was going to die. >> reporter: the relentless line of storms also stretched into georgia. there.initely rotation >> reporter: today homes are leveled, lives are shattered, and the deep south isre ling. >> reporter: back in alabama, the governor here has eended the state of emergency and search teams now plan to go back out. >> gabe gutierrez that you think very much. >> we are now joined by one of the families impacted by that horrie tornado. liz hickman was huddled with her ndchildren in a home when a twister wiped out their street.
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h son jonathan was driving to reach them. good morning to both of you. >> thank you for coming out to talk with us.o how are youg this morning? >> we're doing okay, i guess best to be expected. >> well, liz, i see you holding onto your son there, and i'm sure you are so happygeou're er and your family's okay. as i understand it, you were in your home whenhis tornadolew through your neighbdehood. can yoribe what you saw and what you heard? >> well, i was looking out thed wwhen it started raining real bad, and then i told -- i heard a noise, and i told my ex daughter-in-law, i said get the babies ando in my bedroom. we huddled up inside the bed and put a cover over us. it felt like it was forever, but it wasn't but maybeh two ore minutes, and then it quit. it unded like a train, and quit, and then i got up and i told them to stay there, so i went to the door and opened the door, and when i looked out it
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was just -- my next door neighbor, her trailer was completely gone, and i didn't know if she was there or not, so i run out there to see if i could find her, but i didn't see her, so i called her on the she was make sure that okay, but she wasn't even at home. and then i called my boys and let them know that we got hit. >> wow. when you were -- le go back to one second, liz, when you were huddled in there with your grandchildren, what were you saying to them to keep them calm and how were you feeling in that moment? >> we was just holding on tight, and i just told them, i said you all just hold on tight, and i sahe we're e, and we was just holding on tight. >> and you got the call, jonathan, i understand it you were driving towards your mom's house where your kids were. what were you feeling in that moment to know that they had been so close to suc a powerful storm? >> the worst feeling that you could possibly feel knowing that there's nothing you could really
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do besides hopeth for best that, you know, everybody was all right. >> when you came upon your ig orhood, what did you see? >> trees, house everywhere. it was bad, andhey wouldn't let nobody through, but i was going to get to my mom's house one way or another, even if i hadto run through trees, power lines or whatever. >> well, you a survived this storm, a lot of people didn't. have you heard from friends, from other family members? do you know how they' doing? >> no, not really. i mean, besides facebook and other people posting stuff, that's about it. >> well, what an ordeal you've gone through'm ando glad to see you're both okay, your kids are okay, your family, which of course matters the thank you for taking time with us this morning. really appreciate it. >> all right, thank you.
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>> thank you. and the other big story tied to this massive storm system is snow and ice in the northeast. alillions waking up to br conditions and a dangerous commute, too. we're going to get to al in just a moment. let's start with nbc' kath park. she's in a snow covered boston for us. hi, kathy, good porning. >> ter: savannah, good morning to you. f ch of new england is waking up to a thick coatingsnow. here in boston the snow is starting to taper off, but at the heit of this storm, we saw one to two inches ofur snow per ith visibility down to just a quarter mile, and with conditions like this this morning, a lotin of schoolshe area are closed.ul hopefly that means fewer people out on the roadways space to ws plenty of get all this cleared up sooner rather than later. but the big concern this morning is powerag o. the weight of this snow is pulling down tree limbs and power lines, so the power outage numbers could increase as theon day goes but the system is expected to move out of here in thur next couple of but the snow totals already pretty
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impressive. let me give you alook. here in boston, we've already seen -- look at this, almost a foot of snow, and the snow continues to fall. guys, back t you. >> all right, kathy, thank you. >> the man of the hour, al roker is here with more on this severe weather and what's on the way. >> good morning, guys, we were talking about that tornado well, they are now under frost advisories and freeze warnings e as well froas all the way into alabama. in fact, in lee county right now it is 37 degrees, windchill of 30. that's going to make rescue efforts that much more difficult. back to what's going on in the t north here's that storm system that kathy was telling you about. it's moving away. at's the good news. it's a fast move. we'll probably see another enc or two t maine. the big story now is going to be dangerous windchills,ll 45 n
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people will experience windchills between 25 and 45 below, frostbite can occur in less than 30 minutes. right now billgs minus 47, st. louis it feels like minus 12. look at this, 29 cities could see record low temperatures from the northwest all the way down into texas and as far eaap as cedar ds iowa. big, big low pressure system. this hudson bay low is driving down arctic air, and this is just going to push do fairly far south, and you can see windchills tomorrow morning min9 chicago, 12 in nashville, 27 in charlotte, washington, d.c., it's going to feel like 16. we will see a slow rebound. friday dallas you're at 75, chicago you'll be at 35, new york city at 36. guys. >> thank you so much. craig joins the table, another story we're keeping an eye on. >> good morning to you as well. president trump defending himself in the wake of his formerlawyer's testimony on capitol hill while facing new scrutiny from democrats.
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nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has the details on that, kristen, good mornin h >> reporte craig, good morning to you. president trump is starting this new week after a rocky stretch, that failed summit with kim jong-un and the bruising testimony by h form lawyer michael cohen that may have created new political and legalr lems, and now democrats aretc raheting up the pressure on president trump. >> turning up the heat on president trump, the democratic chairman of the house judiciary committee jerry nadler said his committee plans to request documents from over 60 people in mr. trum's orbit from his eldest son donald trump jr. to trump organization cfo allen weisselberg and even the former white house chief of staff john vlly. >> itry clear the president obstructed justice. >> nadler stopping short of saying he's towards impeachment. on sunday mr. trump lashed out at what he called presidential harassment by crazra dem and took aim at his former lawyer and fixer min,ael co blaming democrats for holding
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the hearing which he says may have contributed to the faed summit with north korea calling iterhaps a new low in american politics. >> he is a racist. he is a conman. and he is a cheat.or >> rer: it cops as the president defended his weekend y over the delivering his longest speech yet, two hours and two minutes before an adoring crowd, the conservative political action conferenc the president railing against robert mueller's russia investigation, even using profanit >> and a you will of a sudden t trying to take you out with [ bleep ] okay? [ bleep ]. >> mocking former attorney general jeff sessions for recusing himself from toverseeig investigation. >> the attorney general says i'm going to recuse myself. >> reporter: president trump weighing in on this moment. >> russia if you're listening, i hope you're able to nd the 30,000 e-mails. >> claiming his 2016 appeal to
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hack hillary clinton's e-mails was a joke. >> if you tell a joke, if you're sarcastic, and if youay something like russia, please, if y can get us hillary clinton's e-mails, please please. >> reporter: mr. trump's own words from 2016 suggest he was ning sarcastic. the president was pressed at the time, you may rememberby nbc's katy tur about whether it gav him any pause to give a foreign government into an opponent's e-mails, his response it gives me no pause.el >> kristenr from the white house. we've got sad news breaking overnight, four americans on vacation in africa were killed aloh a pilot when their helicopter crashed in a national park in kenya. senior international correspondent keir simmons has the latest on this. good morning. >> gd morning, this is heartbreaking. there are instagram posts om these guys as they arrive on a dream vacation in kenya.
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you can feel their excitemvent n post and story. between them they have thousands of followers.t last ni a fatal crash, and this morning we're still learning the terrible details. >> reporter: what should have been a stunning kenyan safari experience has ended in tragedyy fong people and their pilot died sunday night in a helicopter crash a remote island in the northwest of kenya. this chopper wa taking off from the island at 8:35 p.m. heading back to the safari camp on the lake's shore when something went terriblywrong. 33-year-old brandon stapper was from san diego, a self-described travel addic and entrepreneur. asher burke was also from san diego and a travel enthusiast. he had been exploring africa since valentine's day. kyle forte was married and had traveled to kenya from colorado. a fourth victim has yet to be identified. thepe ch was piloted by
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kenyan. this is the condary craft tragedy in less than a month. cessna plane crashed february 13th in western kenya killing three americans on safari. one of the instagram stories from the group shows them popping champagne on the planes of kenya as the kind of safari "xperience we've been bringing folks on "tod in recent months. as you're experiencing it you really know it's the trip of a life time. our heart goes out to their family. >> absolutely. thank you. time switch gears, turn >> let'sb show you what we've gt going on around the rest of the country. right now chicago at minus 3.he this is coldest it's been on this day 17 years ago, they got down to min 4. so it's pretty cold. we're also looking at record lows back to the plains, record lows stretching all the way down into texas. we've got temperatures down through the southeast. snow showers will continue around the great lakes, sunshine through the southwest and a few showers now. we are going to beng at a big storm coming into the west
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coast coming in on tuesday. we'll lk at tha coming up in the next half hour. but we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in just the next 30 seconds. good morning. i'ro storm team4 metgist chuck bell. skies are cloudy, temperatures area.o mid-30s across the you're going to notice a bit of a breeze this morning. windchills now have been pushed into the teens ands. 20 so grab your winter coat. it's going to be a cold day to be outside today. we will see lot more sunshine than the last few days but
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breezy. temperatures in the upper 30s to around 40 degrees for a high today. temperatures stay way colder than average all week. >> and that's your latest weather, hoda. thank you. still ahead, natalie has the reaction and the fallout overnight as part one of that explosive michael jackson docaientary finally on hbo. then, an emotional reunion caught on cama, two sisters, 8 and 5, they're back home after they were lost in the woods for two days. how did they survive? we're going to h from their family. first this is "today" on nb
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this monday march 4th, 2019. good morning. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. it is a storm team alert. roads and sidewalks may be a bit icy in some places. you want to be careful. delays and closures at the bottom of your n screen a washington app. >> all of this winter weather has deterioratedroads. for safety the national park service has dropped the speed limit along partf oe baltimore-washington parkway between 36 and route no92. let's check on your commute with melissa mollet and first4traffic. good morning to you. >> good morning. rockvillepike, an gent going
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about 45. lortonouthbound route 1 at giles run road, crash and downed wires, right side is locked. outer loop of the beltway very normal for this time of day. br melissa, thank you. >> we'll take a eak. your forecast is up next. everyone's got to listen to mom. when it comes to reducing the sugar in your family's diet, coke, dr pepper and pepsi hear you. we're working together to do just that. bringing you more great tasting beverages with less sugar
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or no sugar at all. smaller portion sizes, clear calorie labels and reminders to think balance. because we know mom wants what's best. more beverage choices, smaller portions, less sugar. s you can up this week's forecast in onet' word, t cold. temperatures are low- to mid-30s now. the wind a bit of an issue today as well. northwest winds have windchills now in the low- to mid-20s across most of the area. soreezy and cold for today, temperatures only around 40 for a high today. everyone drops into the teens and 20s by this time tomorrow morning.h tomorrow's h also only 38 degrees. colder than average all you guys. >> chuck, thank you. toght onews 4 at 5:00 we're helping you save money on your
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good morning to you, 7:30 on this mond morning, marc 4th, 2019. a snowy start across the northeast. that is look at conditions in boston right now. here in new york, a little less similar, but we do have a little bit of that scene here in central park where by the way, all schools were closed in new york. >> yes. >> clear roads here today. >> exactly. weather begins our check of the he sdlines. thame system that produced the snow you just saw led to tornados in the south, and they're deadly. the death toll is rising alabama this morning, 23 people consider wild, 20 ze-- ambulanc
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get through the deb the alabama governor has extended statewide emergency, and this morning rescue workers will resume their search for survivors. fouramericans and their kenyan pilot were killed when their helicopter crashed during a safari in northwest kenya. the shopper went downhortly after taking off from central isl.nd national pa the u.s. embassy has identified the victims as brandon stapper, asher burke, and kyle forti. a fourth passenger has not been identified. e cause of the crash is under investigation. tense moments for drivers in an avalanche swallowed a portion of the interstate. take a look. >> it's not going to come down here, is it? >> no, that is. >> is it? >> it did. it happened in ten mile about two hours west of denver. fortunately no one was hurt or trapped by the snow. all the vehicles were able to drive away, but a second avalanche in the same areaed
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fo road crews to close interstate 70 for about three hours on sunday. >> that's a scary scene. also this morning, after week of talking aboutit, the world finally got to see the first part of eaving neverland," that's the explosive documentary on michael jackson. natalie morales has more. >> reporter: good morning, the film includes the firsthand accounts of two men, wade onro and james safechuck. they claim michael jackson sexually abused y them forrs starting when they were 7 and 10 years old. they came forward now as adults ms with the to te abuse they say they suffered. now reaction has been split. some criticizing robson and safechuck and defending the legacy of the pop star while others say in thi #metoo era, it is time to believe the victims, and a warning, what you're about to hear is very disturbing. jackson's death, "leaving neverland" is a documentary not out jackson says the filmmaker but the stories of two men who sayth pop star sexually abused them as young children.
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>> i'm the most happiest when i'm on stage and when i'm with jimmy safechuck. >> james safechuck met jackson when he starred opposite the inger on a pepsi commercial. he was 10 when they began a sexual relationship. >> he was already larger than life and then he likes you. >> hello, wade, congratulations little one. today is your birthday. >> he was one of the ndest, most gentle loving, caring people i knew. >> 36-year-old wade robson met jackson after winning al lo dance competition. he says the abuse began when he was just 7 years ld. taking showers together and, you know, fondling and kissing. he helped me with my crthtivity, ll of those sorts of things, and he als actuallsexua abused me for seven years. >> reporter: their firsthand accounts are shocking and eerily
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similar. both men said the abuse took place in hotels and at jackson's homes, sometimes withm their hers nearby. >> every night that i was with him there was abuse. he would run drills with me where we'd be in the hot and he would pretend like somebody was coming in and you had to get dressed as fast as possible. >> reporter: viewers reactisn to the filmixed. on twitter some outrage and upset, siding with the men, others defending jackson'san legac discrediting robson and's safechuckstories. both men previouslyestified under oath that jackson didnot touch them, robson even testifying on jackson's behata when t was on trial for similar allegations in 2005. jackson was acquitted of all charges. th sued jackson's estate and companies. those suits were dismissedand the suiagainst the media companies are being appealed. they say that becoming fathers made them want to come forward . no
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the men are not being paid for their participation in the hbo doc. jackson's family who is suing hbo for $100 million is calling the film one-sided, and sources say they do not plani on watchig >> i know my brother, that's not michael. michael would never >> reporter: the legacy of one of the biggest stars in the world now on the line. >> a lot of disturbing stuff in that, natathe. now thatdocumentary has started to air, who else besides the deceased pop star may be coming under some scrutiny?on >> for the parents of the boys and their responsibility. robson and safechuck's mothers, they're featured in the film. thhe say jackson earned trust, showering them with attention and lavish gifts. part two o "leaving neverland" will air tonight on hbo followed by a conversation with robson and safechuck moderated by opra winfr >> i watched last night from beginning to end. it is one of the most disturbing documentaries i've evseen. i've been a fan of michael's
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music for a long time. i don't think i can listen to a ackson song the say way ever again. >> a lot of reviewers id@it's er for me. i can't listen anymore. >> the similaritie tweebetween two stories, it's just striking. >> we will continue to follow that for . should we get a check of west a goin on. this atmospheric river plus a big upper-level low out in the pacific. that's going to start to push onshore and bring r heavyn to central and southern california. we've got winter storm watches for sierra, a flo threat for south central california. as this system pushes in, it's going t bring rain and mountain snows to the north. snow in the rockies. the heavy rain, look ong the coast, san luis obispo to l.a., upwards of 5" of rain. flooding, mudslides and rock slides, debris flows. snowfall-wise we're talking2'
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of snow up through the sierra. rest of the country record lows in the pesific nort plains all the way down to texas. sunshine through the gulf. look for mid-atlantic coast, pretty nice, lots of sunshine. lake-effect snow showers will drop another 6 to 8" between watertown and syracuse, new hayork. that'sgoing on around the country, here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. goomorning, everybody. right here in the washington area, temperatures are in the low 30s. a few spots along i-81 are belor zing. be on the lookout for iciness, untreated roads first thing this morning. the wind is rtback. est winds, 15 to 25 miles per hour. so windchills are in the 20s this morning. winter coats are back in fashion, not just for today but the whole week ahead. way colder running than average all the way monday through friday. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> al thank you. coming up, the battle over the oscars that has stev
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california. miguel almaguer with the incredible story. >> reporter: it's a reunion police are calling an absolute miracle. leia and caroline kariko found safe in the woods a mail and a half from their home. asked their girls mother to go for a walk, she said no, but the sisters left their humboldt county home anyway. >> the parents were obviously frantic. they were upset. r:. >> rep the area is rural and remote, aboutour hour north of san francisco and known as mountain lion county. sightings are not uncommon and could be deadly. >> it immediately gave concern t us when these girat grew up in this area did not return home >> reporter: over 200 volunteers and search teams ground and serarching from abov, but 24 hours later no sign of the missin girls. family members left trying to hang t hope.
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y've grown up in the woods, so i think they're going to make it. >>eporter: temperatures overnight in the low 40s and raining. police say leia and caroline tried to build a fire for warmth, something they learned from their wilderness training. finally, 44 hours into the search, the girls were found waitng under a bush where they had stayed since friday, a decision key to their survival. >> if you get lost, you stay pd it for people to find you. that's exactly what they did. >> repoer: the sisters were hungry and cold but uninjured and in good spirits. they told each other stories toh pass time and drank water off nearby leaves. >> i think most of the people that came here today probably wouldn't have the survivability that these two girls demepstrated. >>ter: this morning leia and caroline are sfe after a tearful reunion their parents feared may never for "today" miguel almaguer, nbc news. >> every day we do one story
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that is amazing. and that is this one. them?ou picture >> the dad with his hands just like wrapped almost twice around those little girls. >> and thinking ofo those like telling stories to each other. >> comforting each other. >> and attaboy to those rescuers as well. spielberg versus netflix, ed spielberg versus netflix, ed the fam direc everyday more and more dogs are declaring their freedom from grains and now they're free to run, play
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back now 7:48 with a case of old hollywood goi head to head against thepo industry's ner pray player.s nbe fryer joins us to explain. >> for movie buffs the academy awards are a must-see, a celebration of the entire industry, but with streaming services like netflix now major players alongside traditional ud s, one of the biggest names in the movie business apparently planning to speak out tryin to push out the new oscar competition. >> reporer: this morning legendaryer filmmak steven spielberg may be preparing to face off against the world of streaming. spielberg is expecd to advise e film academy that movies
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from streaming services like netflix's "roma" fresh after its oscar success should not be eligible for academy awards. instead they should compete for movies.y awards which include tv a spokesperson for spielberg's protection company says the three-time oscare winnerls strongly about the situation adding he'll be happy if the others will join his campaign. the famed drector who represents the directors on the academy board has spoken out about streaming services in the past telling itv news last march. >> once you mmit to a television format, you're a tv movie. you certainly if a goodshow deserve an emmy but not an oscar. i don't believe the films that are given token qualifications in a couple of theaters for less than a week should qualify for the academy award nomination. >> reporter: at this year's ceremony netflix soared winningo fourars tieing for the most by any studio.
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the company's film "roma" with its limited theatrical release was up for ten nominations including best p ture and notched three wins including best dector for alfonso cuaron. in an era when more content than ever is available at the click of a button, a-list -- are bringing their art to the masses. oscar nomined filmmaker ava duvernay tweeted one of the things i value about netflix is it distributes black work far and wide, adding i've had just one film distributed wide internationally, not selma, not wrinkle, it was 13th by netflix. that matters. but as the old hollywood versus the new reality debate rages on spielberg's influence cannot be > ignored. >e.t. home phone. >> reporter: the director's esteemed body ofns work s generations of cinema fans, his
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iconic films earning billions at box offices around e world. >> can i ask you a hythetical uestion? >> reporter: and his streaming giants make their marks during awards sson a hollywood heavy weight whose work helped define the traditional theater experience isng flehis muscle. >> i'm not sure that you can really put this genie back in the bottle. i think a lot of people have spoken and they really believe the future needs to be streamed. >> reporter: this morning netflix isitting back tweeting we love cinema. here are some things we also love, access for people who can't always afford or live in towns without theaters letting everyone evywhere enjoy releases at the same time, givingor filmmakers me ways to share art. these things are not mutually exclusive. we've reached out to spielberg, s production company, and the academy for comment and hak. not heard b >> thank you, joe, wow. >> as long as they follow the rul
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rules and th release them into theaters, it's fair game. >> yeah. >> i thi complaints also is they apparently spent so much on their ad cpaign for "roma" with the oscars, like $50 million they dropped. what had courtney cox ecreating one of friend's most iconic scenes. and then ben affleck and and then ben affleck and charlie hunnam stoppin and then ben affleck and charlie hunnam stoppin if you eel like you spend too much time in the bathroom with recurring constipation and belly pain talk to your doctor and say yesss! to linzess. ♪ ♪ yesss! linzess treats adults with ibs with constipation or chronic constipation. linzess can help relieve your belly pain and lets you have more frequent and complete bowel movements. linzess is not a laxative. it works differently to help you get ahead of your recurring constipation and belly pain. do not give linzess to children less than 6, and it should not be given to children 6 to less than 18, it may harm them. do not take linzess if you have a bowel blockage.
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. >> announcer: this is a "news4 today" newsbrk. 7: is your time now on this monday march 4th, 2019. good morning, everyone. i'm eun yang. let's check on your commute with messa mollet and first4traffic. how is it going, melissa? >> good mornin problem after dale city truck scales, a delay because of a crash. inner loop, outer loop of the y, belto big complaints. kind of slow in all of the normal spots this morning. 270 has been a little bit different today. we've had a couple of different crashes so wre kind of slow all the way from clarksburg down to the spur. >> melissa, we'll take a break and check your forecast next stay with us
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it is going to be a cold breezy day outside. temperatures are only in the 30s for most of the metrow. area even a few spots in the upper 20s in the norther shenandoah valley. northwest winds 15 to 25 miles per hour. windchills this morninn are the teens and 20s. those winter coatsou mavay e h don't. don't file them away just yet. ea g oireyo allng g week long. temperatures on wednesday in the afternoon will stay below freezing. brrr for the first week of >> chuck, thank you. another local news update in 25 minutes. for now back to the "today show" after this short break.
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it's 8:00 on "todayi com up deadly destruction. overnight mass tornados roaring through thes outh. at least 23 people killed, and officials warn the number could rise. >>his just came on so quick and changed so many lives. 's really sickenin to watch. >> this morning, desperate search and rescue operations underway, and we're live on the scene in alabama. plus, messy morning, millions waking and digging out after a winte storm slams the northeast overnight. officials urging commuters to take it easy. >> it will be a sloppy commute, and i would factor that in. >> what can you expect before
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heading out the door? est forecast. and ben is back.b affleck returns to studio 1a with his co-star charlie hunnam to talk about their new netflix film, family, and the future today monday, march 4th, 9.20 ♪ hi to everyone>> in. cean springs, mississippi! >> happy mardi gras. >> good mornveg from las gas where we hula hoop for fitness! >> from baton roug. louisia >> go lsu tigers. >> good morning to our girls, gabby and emmy in raleigh, north carolina. >> good morning, everybody. welco back to "today." what a great crowd out there braving some cold temps,but not too much snow here in new york
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city. >> you think they got snowed in, couldn't fly out to go home. >> make the most of it. search and rescue efforts gearing up again this morning after deadly tornados swept through parts of the south. n nbc's gabe gutierrez is there in lee county, alabamambwhere the of casualties is really staggering. gabe, good >> reporter: good morning, yeah, that death toll rose sharply overnight. it's now upto 23, a among the victims is an 8-year-old girl. ow the powerful winds tore through this gas station behind me, and right next door from the air you can see the damage ne to the building. its roof was torn off. the national weather service says a posible ef 3 tornado tore through ts areaacking winds of up to 165 miles an ur, and cutting a path of destruction a half mile wide. th was a strong lin of storms that barrelled across the southeast, damage al reported georgia, and there were more tornado-related deaths in one
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day than all of last year. now here in alabama the gernor has extended the state of emergency, and the big concern now is what those search teams will find now that they're heading back out to some of the hardest hit communities now that it's first light. >> gabe gutierrez, thankthyou. >> northeast is digging out from a messy overnight storm covered ed schools and roads with snow and ice. nbc's kathy park joins us from boston this morning. hey, kathy. >> reporter: hey, hoda,od morning to you. much of new england is waking up to one of the biggest snow storms of the season. some spots seeing anywhere between 8 to 12 inches of snow including here in boston. and because of the conditions y of the ing, m schools in this area are canceled or delayed. a lot of folks are working from home today, so hopefully that means fewer cars on the roadways giing crews a little bit more space as they clear all of this us. now, thisertainly wa fast moving system. it's expected to getut of here in the next couple of hours, but it certainly left a lot ys, bac
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>> all right, kathy park in boston. thank you. bitterly cold windchills are moving in behind thos snow storms. al is back to wrap it all up for us. what's the word? >> you c deal.e isan t you can see as kathy said we're at the western edge of this system now. 's just about to push through. as it does, it's going to leave a few more inches of snow in east maine. lake-effect snow, 4 to 6" buffalo, watertown and syracuse, new york. dangerous windchills, 67 million people under some sort of windchill warning or advisory.ic from the pacorthwest down to texas and into the southeast. right now chicago is at minus 3, coldest they have been in 17 years. minus 14n st. louis, minus 26 in pierre. denver minus 19. 29 cities will probably have record low temperatures from the northwest to upper mississippi river valley and d fn as south as texas. why is this happening?
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big hudson bay low is driving arctic air south. as it does, those temperatures are going to gplummet. thd news is this is not going to be a long duration event. tomorrow morning cleveland you'll feel like minus 276. n charlotte, mississippi us 18 in minneapolis. minus 9 in chicago. even tulsa will feel like 8 above. as you get to the latter part of the week, dallas 45, kansas city, 50 in norfolk. new york city rising up to 36 degrees. savannahou >> al, thank savannah. >> all right, al, thank you. there is new fallout from the accusations made before congress last wek by president trump's former attorney michael cohen. the chairman of theouse judiciary committee democrat from new york, gerald nadler said cohen's testimy implicated the president in various crimes. says hebl believes it's clear the president obstructed justice in the russia investn and he plans to request documents from more than 60 people.on unday president trump lashed out at what he called presidential harassment by quote, crazed democrats.
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tax season looking a little brighter for those who look forward to refunds. after one month of processing the internal revenue service says the average refund is a little more than $3,100. that's $40 more than this time last year. refunds had been averaower than last year during the first three weeks of tax season. this friday is international woman's day on "tod," so com to the plaza. join us. we have a special city sponsored ve event. we are going to celebrate awe inspiring women from all the country along with a concert you don't want to miss. we are starring country music superstar maren morris. come down friday on the 8th. >> bundle up, too, right? >> you got a boost? >> could not affor to miss algebra class on friday. his wife had to run errandse an could not find a sitter, so 5-month-oldht their
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♪ ♪ you guys hungry? ♪ ♪ ♪ ben affleck ande charhunnam, two stars of the new netflix movie "triple frthtier." y play former u.s. special forces operatives who embarkisn a personal mission to
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steal money from a notorious drug lord. take a look. >> you'd have 40 minutes to get in, get the job done, and get out before the family comes home fromhu h. you need to breach the fence, sweep the premise, find and subdue the guards, hard drives and security room, find the money, pack the money into 1,800 pound b s and hoof it half a mile to the newest vehicle. still got your aviation guide down here? >> i don't know, but i'll give him a call. >>ah oh, big dog is back. >> big dog is back, ben and charlie, good morning you two. >> good morning. >> i don't know whether to root for you in this movie against you in this movie. >> a little bit of both. >> you guys were form special forces. you end up not having enough dough to get your kids through college, and now you're like we want ours. >> the rooting interests are sort of complicated. naturally you start wi these guys, a big part that was appealing to me about the story.
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the special hoperatives, how m of the fighting they do for this country, how much of the burden they bear, how difficult and stressful that must be. thene you'ne that for 20 years. you come out and you're in the civilian world and you've got these incredible skills but they're not really applicable to like marketing or real estate or something, and so these guys get -- they then gety tempted this job where they have the potential to make a lot of money, and they feelike hey're doing something good going into it. >> itat just be reading the words off the script. there has to be something special in there that you actually cnect to. was there something that lives inside you ben, that this character sort of helped bring out? >> for me it was like finding something to connect to had to do with the like finding the realism behind it like wanting to make it feel as though you were speing genuineal operators and charlie and i and the rest of the guys did a bunch of work training with them.
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>> have you everorked with ben before? was this the first timeimer? >> i'm a big fan of ben as an actor but also as a rector, so i've been angling for a job. >> i'm angling for a job from you. we've been auditioning for each other. >> did it take a little time to look at him and say it's ben affleckotbut now i've to look at him as a guy i'm acting with in this show. how long did it take to getpast that part? >> no time at all. the way we started this as ben mentioned wa a four days on firing range doing live fire with these three s.e.l. team operatives, so that was a really wonderfulay to get tonow each other and get to trust each other. i was frankly quite surprised that we did all of those situational awareness things with live fire because that was ather ambitious for an englishman who had never shot a gun before. >> giving any guns was very brave. evidence that our special
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operatives were very brave, that was it. >> en i walked in and saw you i said this guy is looking so good. you look likeg things are go right in your life. >> things are great, yeah. tell me a little bit about -- is there something special in thai moment you feel like i feel like things are going right for me? >> you know what? i hate to be shallow about it, but i just did the a-rod ten-day >> you did it? >> i did. i saw it on this show. i saw carson daly bombed out after a day. >> an hour. >> hev didn't make it an hour. >> i know i could pass the doughnut tray forlonger than a day. >> not me. good for you bet >> it's noeasy. i will admit, carson, that it was ato little bitgh, but i did it. you know, it gives you a little -- it's awful for the firstple of days because i am definitely somebody who likes bread and sugar. >> no carbs, no sugar? >> no bad, no sugar, no dairy, supposed to be no caffeine. i cheated on the caffeine a little bit. it's terrible, you get through it and you' like i feel pretty
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good. by the end ofen days, i had hree bagels. >> there are a lot of awesome things about you ben, and one of the things i think you did back -- >> i love when you start a question like that. so many amazing things. >> here's one, you're very honest about some things that you've been battling, and i remember reading your post in october, and it really touched me, and you said this, battling addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. >> mm-hmm. >> because of that, one is never reallyin or out of treatment. it's a full-time commitment. i'm fighting for myself and family. that was such a strong statement. i think a lot of people look at addictio and say it's over, he did it. it's like cancer, it's cured.s hne, but it is a lifelong battle for you. >> yeah, some people are sort of comfortable. it doesn't really bother me to talk about alcoholism and being an alcoholic. it's part of my life. it's sothing i deal with. it doesn't have to subsume my whole identity and be h everg, but it is something you have to work at. e i had a problem, and i really want to address it, and i take some pride in that, and i
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is, that, you know, and it it's about yourself, your life, your family, and you know, we encounter these kinds of hurdles and we have to deal with them. >> fighting for your family is important. how do you think you are as a dad? what kind of a dad are you? >> i hope i'm pretty good dad. i certainly try very hard. i'mucky they've got a great mom, and she helps out a great deal with making sure we coparent in as good a way as possible. dads are so imkirtant to , and it's our responsibility to be there for them, and to be present, to be mindful, to be attentive, to be part of their o lives,be as in it as moms, and that's really the central preoccupation in my life, you know, the i focus of my li what i love doing. it's what makes me happy and the rest of the stuff kind of follows. >> so how are you feeling about everything right now? do you feel like you're on a good rod. >> i'm ready to do another a-rod now.enge right >> jennifer, your ex-wife posted a funny p--ture of i think it
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was your son's birthday, and she dressed up from that dragon movie. >> she was a trid from that movie. >> she said your kid looked at her and gave an eye roll, you dressed up as batman last time. >> i did. she wanted to jump in on the mania thinme phase >> is that over, that costume thing? >> i think my son definitely killed it. she came out and she was in the makeup and the whole thing and he was like hey, mom. we already he an astrid. she was so -- >> she was jazzed and pumpedt t part of being a parent when you realized that you're. >> no longer cool. >> way not cool. >> you can tell you still love herhen you just talked about her. >> of course she's wonderful. somebody's the mother of your kids, they're going to be the most important, centpart in your life, and that's good. >> two quick last things. atman is finito, you're done with that. >> they will c tntinue do it. >> it won't be the same without
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u. >> thank you so much. we just ran this story about spielberg andta he'ing about netflix and how he doesn't know if netflix should be considered for oscar considerations. just your thought on that? >> i think what he was saying is he believes there should be a robust theatrical relese for movies and it's not so much a debate about one company or another or how long should avi be in tractor-trailheaters to b considered a movie versus plelevision. pare consuming, you know, on their phones and on the internet, andth o tv and you know, so the business is changing, and you know, the movie business has changed a lot over time. it was black and white, it was color, it was feature length, and you wknow, tv going to ruin the movies, and the movies su survived. i think they will, a w people arking to define how that's going to be. for me, charlie, to do a movie for netfx is no different than doing a movie anywhere else. >> charlie, you're sitting ne to an ace director over here,
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won the oscar. directing is something you want to do, too, >> at some point. ben was really generous i made my business to grill him asch as possible. >> did you? >> about that transition from actor to irector, very generous. >> i asked what you thought about working with ben, ben, when you first fond out you were working with charlie, what did people say? >> charlie is --th has like -- he's one of the most like -- i don't know exactly what phrase to use b like gets the biggest reaction out of other people when i tell them. yeah, i was in a movie, it's me charlie hunnam. >> you worked with charlie hunnam? what is he like? [ laughter ] >> he's rely, you ow, he seems very -- men, women, the whole thing. >> you do have that appeal of everyone. >> maybe i should groea the back or something. >> you guys, thank you so much. ben, i really, really appreciate. charlie, appreciate you. "triple frontier" is in select theaters. it comes out this wednesday a netflix a week later, march
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13th. make sure you check it ithave you on hey, guys, thanks so much. record lows all the way downo texas, snow showers around great lakes, sunshine southwest. big storm is going to be coming onshore into california starting tomorrow it's going to be a real mess. look for sunshine through the golf course and somevi h snow showers, lake-effect snows especially, western new yk to ntral new york. that's what going un around the y, here is what's happening in your neck of the woods -- bye-bye, ben. >> good morning. i'm storm team4 meteorologist chuck bell. cold start to monday morning. temperatures 20s and low 30s for most areas. the wind is blowing today, northwest winds, 25 miles an hour. windchills teens and 20s o it's going to stay cold and breezy all day today. afternoon highsight around 40 degrees. colder weather settles in for the rest of the week. high temperatures in the 30s tuesday, wednesday, thursday.fa in , wednesday afternoon
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might stay below freezing all day. >> and that's your latest. >> and that's your latest weather. thank you so much. carson is here with some pop start. >> ben affleck wouldn't have survived the ten-day challenge had he gone to my sister's house d seen the sampot pie. that pot pie would have ruined you, ben. but i'm proud ofrs you. t up in pop start today, amidst news that luke perry suffered a stroke last week, friends and family are sending their love to the actorlu incng shannen doherty. yesterday entertainment tonight caught up with shannon at the animal and hope wellness foundation gala, who said she reached out to perry since his hospitalization. >> i do, i'm not going to -- i ran't talk about it because i will liy start crying, but i love him, and he knows i love him, and i'm in contact and it's luke, and he's my dylan. >> you have spoken to him? >> he's going to -- everybody just keep pause and wonderful thoughts. >> obviously an emotional time for all those close to perry.
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we continue to wish him a swift recovery. the jonas brothers have soared to the of the charts. sincets release on friday the song sits at number one on itunes and spotify charts. the video with over 42 million views so far. nick jonas gave a behind the scenes look from ts set of the video showing everyone including his wife pri aun ka playing pinball between takes. the brothers have hinted at a possible tour, maybe their first stop will be right here on the plaza. i'm just saying. you've got to wi it. isn't that what oprah says? courtney cox,e friends actress recreated one of the most pivotal moments from the show. before we explain, here's a quick look at that famous friends scene. >> here we go, pivot. pivot. [ laughter ] pivo.
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piv pivot. pivot! >> shut shutu up! [ laughter ] >> great episode, and something i think we can all relate to when it comes to moving furniture, ing courtney cox herself. over the weekend she had friends help her move some furniture in the house. of course she couldn't help but recreate that scene. g >> i was tryo move a piece of furniture down the hall with my movers here. >> is that going to work? no. >> come on, guys. >> pivot. >> okay. >> pivot! >> so helpful, thank you. >> don't scratch the walls. pivot. >> do you think we'll get in that door? >> pivot! >> it doesn't appear that her friends find the moment as amusing as her, but i'm sure fans of the showppreciate that reference. now this is hard to believe but nbc universal's long-standing public service campaign the more you know is celebrating its 30th anniversary. the psas have highlighted important social issues.
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it's featured u.s. presidents, olympians, actresses, actors, aa lot of miliar faces here at the network. here's a quick look at what being part of that campaign has peopleo some of those >> it's one of the most iconic slogans in television. the messagend are universal i love being part of it. teach the your children the power of words and helpread understanding, not hate. >> growing up seeing the faces of the men and women who i admired, and now it's pretty surreal to be part of that thread. >> you get to tell your friends and relatives, i did ahe more you know. everybody knows the more you know. now my mom knows i have a real job at nbc. >> fun fact, after this year the "today" show is going to be tied with er for the most alumni to e featured. nbc universal ising to be celebrating the campaign all year long, and you can follow along on social media usin using #tmyk30. finally, janice freeman a contestant from season 13 of "the voice" passed tway overhe
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weekend rkts complications from pneumonia and a blood clot contributed to her passing. she'survived by her husband, her beautiful daughter hannah. we wil miss janice, incredibly. it was such sad news to see that. i'm the host of the show. 5% of what you see on the air is hosting i'm really hosting the families. i got to know janice and her family and it was a tough one for all of us at the show. we're wishiher fans and family nothing but the best of wishes we can give he >> thankcarson. >> thank you, carson. >> you got it. straight ahead, you've asked dhim about it, al is about to deliver in a big tay. he's goitake us into the innei er sanctum. where's she going with this? first a check of your local news, your weather, and these messages on a mday morning.
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>> announcer: this is a "news4 today" newsbreak. good morning, everybody. 8:26 now on this mondayarch 4th. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's get to melissaollet with a look at first4traffic. >> outer loop new hampshire shavenue a new c blocking the right side seeing delays59 northbound after dale city truck scales still have a lane blocd, seeing delay northbound. southbound not affected. 270 northbound obviously no issues. rarely is in the morning. southbound going about 40 miles per hour. aaron. >> all right, melissa. thank you. we'll have a look at our forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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good morning, everybody. it's going to be a breezy and cold day to be outside. we're in the 30s around d.c. metro area now. you iactorthe wind and windchills pushed back into the 20s this morning. that's wre they will stay much of the afternoon. highs today right around 42 degrees. high temperatures staying below 40 for the next couple of days.l
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in fact, freezing for a high temperature on wednesday. be ready for far more winter than spring week. >> got it. thank you.chuck, of course you can get the wews andther any time, just open the nbc washington app.
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hey, everybody, back now 8:30 on thismonday rning, march the 4th. we're gointo give a lot of camera timeto our crazy big crowd. i don't know if people got snowed in, but they're here, anr we so happy that we have them here this morning. >> got m a crowdment? >> got a crowd moment, everybody. all right, where is -- and i have nore idea, whe is abby from texas?
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>> right over here? right over here. >> where?e? wh abby, oh, my god. hi abby. >> hi. >> we noticed that abby nearly fainted when she saw charlie hunnam inside. we were just interviewing him with benfl eck. she almost freaked out, so we thought -- >> oh, m god oh, my god! >> that look. >> how are you? >> picture, picture. >> oh, my go oh, my god. >> nice to meet you. >> tarlie, do you minding a picture? >> my mom's going to die. >> what's your mom's name? >> tracy. >> hi tracy. >> oh, my god. >> are you ever going to be the same? >> do what? >> are you ever going to be the same? no, i'm going to go home. i'm just going to be a different [ lr ] ghman. >> oh, wow. >> i watched sons of anarchy like three times. >> what's your brother's name?
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>>ben. >> tell him i said hi. >> how about that, making dreams happen. that was awesome. what a nice guy. >> that was insane. >> yeah. >> i'moing to go home and be a different woman. >> that was like the waylaydy ga ga looked at bradley cooper. >> it'sed catriple frontier" in select theaters on wednesday and on netflix on march 13th. coming up, a diet thatcl es bread and sloppy joe's, sign me up. we're going to step into the kitchen with this guy. mr. roker's going to share some of your keto friendly oucipes. >> ymake me want to be a better woman. i look at you. >> you're going to go home and be a better woman? >> i'm not sure what's happening. >> where's this going? nobody knows. if you want more of this craziness, the third hour of "today," actually you have a story on amazingyo animals. re going to meet some dogs with extraordinary talents that ar
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and let'sook at your week ahead to see what we've got for yo bitter cold in the plains, sunshine along west coast, gulf coast ut looking good cold. heavy mountain rain and snow as you make your way out in california. rocky, sunny and dry, coldest day in the northeast on wednesday. then on friday we've got wet weather through the lower mississippi rivva ey, inner mountain regions in the rockies, snow and wet weather along thet west coas that's what going on around the country, here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. and it's going to be a sny and cold week. most important thing it's going to be sunny at least. no more cloudy days for a while. so l cloudst over but mostly sunny later on in the afternoon.
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going to be chill andee , though. windchills in the 20s. look at this ten-day forecast. it's going to be cold through this coming week. temperatures fornl highs in the 30s. in fact, barely even up to the freezing rk. w, what you need to also know about this ekend, it is the weekend we move our clocks ahead one hour for daylight saving time. >> and >> that is your s test weather. weather. guys? dr. dre ramsey is in the house to tell us about a potential new hope for millions of americans who are suffering with depression. but first this is "today" on but first this is "today" on nbc. this is you shopping. and this is you maximizing at t.j.maxx. you shopping, you maximizing.
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plan your financial life with prudential. bring your challenges. h your are back w health. this morning a look at depression in america, nearly 17 million adults in this c ntry suffeom major depression, and it's most commong amose agedd 18 to 25. a major area of concern, something called treatment
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resistant depression. now new drug expected to e proved by the fda as soon as today could provw hope for those patients. here with me dr. drew ramsey, a psychiatrist at columbia university. dr. ramsey, kboorgood morning t. this is potentially a very big deal for folks who are suffering from specifically this treatment resistant depression. >> those are folks who don't get better. they've tried two different classes or medicationsheir depression, and their symptoms haven't gone into full remission. this is a reasonable population, 30 t to 5ra0%ditional oftreatment. those are folks with treatment resistant depression. >> this new treatment, tell us about that. >> breakrough, that's the word everyone keeps using. it's a breakthrough. the reason it's agh breakthr is that it works on a different system. we're used to it t influencing serotonin system, with medications like oc. this works on a different brain system. it causes rapid owth. the medication w're talking
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about is called ketamine t. it's given by iv. a very safe older medication been around since the 1970s. itin so fast ac this is a brain cell right here. the reason we wanted to shce this brain is so folks can see what happens. you get ketamine, and this is a brain cell, a neuron. right away it begins to sprout. when we say fast acting, it's sprouting toa new connections. that happens in about an hour. the other thing happens fast is symptoms get better. usually traditional antidepressants we're talking four to six weeks. here we're talking an hourdm >> and it'sistered using a s nav nasal spray. >> the new version is is an s ketamine nasal spray. right now it's ivketamine as an infusion. you get it at the doctor's office in a very controlled setting. >> party drug? >> u'rehinking about special k. it has been a drug ofbuse.
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it started as an an stettic. you get this spacey, floatty feeling. we give a much lower dose. people have some ofhose experiences, however, afterward their mood and a resolution of things like suicid thoughts. >> what are some of the -- >> you're going to get it in a doctors's office. it's aloatty or spacey feeling. some people can experience that as unpleasant. some people can have psychotic symptoms. then there is the risk of addiction. it is a drug that has gotten people hooked irethe past. weatching this very closely. so far there aren't reports of that happening. m when i speak t colleagues they're very convinced that by screening patients carefully we can avoid that. >> and w shown snus?studies >> the first studies were in 2006. what they show a between 50 70% of people with resistant
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depression can get better on a ketamine treatment. weaklso hope it's going to other treatments like psycho therapy work together because we get that brain into grow mode where it's making new connections. >> i think it's important to note here the difference between someoneho is experiencing one of those lows, one of those slumps that wello through and depression. like how can you tell the difference between the two? >> such a g question. let's talk about the science of depression. this is more than just feelingta down or blue. depression is a medical're going t e aav low mood but ler than usual. you'll notice sleep changes, appetite changes and some folks get very irritable andon edge. those are all signs you could have depression, and you want to stlk to someone about it. that's the f barrier we see. before we get to ketamine, the s people aren't talking and getting treatment. we just saw ben affleck being so open about h treatment and h struggle with alcoholism, that's the kind of thing we want to see more of. >> dr. ramsey, thank you so much. you used the word breakthrough. >> breakthrough. >> this is signis cant?
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>> thiis the biggest change we've seen in terms of psychiatry and medications that affect therain in the last 50 years. >> thank you so much. thanks for your elanation as well. t, up nexr. roker in the kitchen getting rea s toare kitchen getting rea s toare his favorite keto fr
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wre excited about our "today" food segment. ou if you follow him on instagram, and you know you do, he spends a lot of time in the kitchen. >> tt's right. since september al has been on the keto diet posting pictures of his many creations. a lot of you have been asking would you share the recipes, so that is what he's going to do today. >>i ou and re keto partners for a while, and i broke up with keto. >> this might bring yo by the way, this recipe weda ed from maria emrick, so i don't want to take credit for this, but it's really kind of simple. simple y is amazing how this is.
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>> on keto you don't get bread. >> y don't get bread generally. >> you can't eat a ton of this, but you can have a roll or two. almond powder, sill yum husk, salt, baking powder and boiling water. iis mean, this thinbout as simple as you can get.ou tart with a cup of almond flour. you add silium. >> you go to your silium husk store and get it. >> is that on the periodic table? >> superman iic really alle to it. you boil some water. you pour thatin >> is that egg whites? >> these are egg whites. >> and what's that? >> this is cider vinegar. you're going to beat this very gently. i mean, with ayoand mixer. don't want to over beat it. it's eventually gthng to get to consistency of play-doh. >> this bread, is it low carb?
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>> it's low it's about two net carbs by the time it's all finished. >> mosteto diets you're trying to get 20 net carbs a day. >> you're ing to take this, form it into a ball very simply. this recipe will make about six, i've doubled it toig maker rolls, bigger buns. >> submit it without commein. >> it'sto be in the oven at 350 for about an hour, between 50 minutes to an hour. you'll know it's done when you kind ofap on it, and it's hollow, and then you can put a l little butter,tle sea salt and boom. >> you basically are scratching the itch. >> what do you think? >> it tastes like bread. >> i like it. >> if you toast it it's even better. >> the little salt helps t. >> to go with this, sam sifton had a gre takeout in the "new york times" a couple of weeks ago with no recipe recipes. this is for sloppy joes. basically a couple of glugs o olive oil, as he likes to say,
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pepper, celery, onion, jalapeno. >> keto you can go full fat. >> exactly. the more fat thebe ter. >> you're going to cook this until it starts to get soft about seven minutes or so. the you're going to put in few cloves of minced garlic. >> i like a lot of garlic. >> you're showing off with minced. >> i knew it. >> stirring it down, stirring i down, then you're going to take about a pound and a half of ground beef. >> oka d >> you coul this with turkey, ground turkey or ground chicken. >> but why would you? >> why would you, really. you want some ground bf with about -- >> it smells so good, right? >> you want it with about 20% fat, you know? because you really want full fat flavor. and you bwn that up. it will come down to about this where you've got all this nice, all of theseituicy >> keto you're really supposed to not have many carbs, even a tomat sauce or tomato paste you avoid, so how are you going to make reit? >> yo upping it up a little
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bit. you're not having a ton of this. it's not that bad. you're going to take a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste, pu thin. all right? then you're going to take some worcestershire sauce, which is fun to say. >> i can't say it. i call it w sauce. >> okay. there you goch. and a little crushed tomato. >> what is that? >> crushed tomatoes. >> fr a can. you're not crushing them yourself. them 're not crushi yourself. this is not like lucy and ethelt and then thesauce. >> i like it. >> dump it. dump it. >> that's it? >> and then that's >> that's easy. >> you're going to cook this for about 20, 30 minutes until it cooks down, and it gets nice and thick. >> sloppy joes. >> al, how much weight have you lost onhe keto diet? >> i've lost about 40 pounds. >> 40? >> is that amazing. >> incredible. >> and you're so committed to it. >> al, your numbers are all good. >> cholest hol just them checked a couple of weeks ago, everything's good.
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you can toast this because it gives it a little more krurchliekrurchru chier, and then you spoon it on top. >> the hardest part of keto i thought as giving up the sweets. >> you know what i do? i have two pieces of trader joe's dark chocolate every night right before i go to bed, sometimes when we're out to dinner, i ask them to bring me o bo whipped cream. >> a bowl of whipped cream. >> yeah. >> and they do? >> and they do. >> it's al roker, ocourse they do. >> what do you all think, boys? zb >> i like the sloppy joe meat. >> if you werevi dep yourself of bread for a year, you would thin it's the best thing- >> you said play-doh, though, got lost on me. >> and depending on the silium husk you use it can turn the bread purply. >> we're brutally honest in our family. >> thank you so much. >> it's delicious. >> think of the bread as just a transport system to get the
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sloppy joe in your mouth. >> i like it y >> if want these recipes and more, you can always check out more, you can always check out
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instead, you'll quietly make history. cake. beds. poetry. trouble. love! hope! and rather a lot of tea. the best of britain, from the moment you step on board. and welcome back. carson daly made his way from the kitchen to the orange room with a tweet that helped -- >> and rolling chairs. >> yeah. >> what's the word on this tweet sm. >> this is great. she landed in costa rica, went down there for hesi er's wedding and then she realized she forgot something important, oh, that's right. i'm the braids maid and i forgot my bridesmaid dress. she left it in houston, texas, in the alterations shop. she's in a panic. she reaches out to her friends back home. delivery st all options. they take to social media and here's what they tweeted to southwest air, help, my friend is in a wed on saturday in costa rica, but she left her
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inbridesmaid dress here houston. can we get the dress on flight 1734 by tomorrow. rth a try. you can see she's desperate. less than three hours later, southwes goes let's do it! and with that operation rescue the dress was in action. southwest was great because they tweeted all these shots.ha they wereng the journey of the dress. there it is there, there's the dress leaving the gate. the dress kes it to graly in costa rica. it wasn great condition for her sister's wedding on saturday. i've been follow ing this story. awesome use of social media, way to go taylor and southwest. pretty cool stuff. her friends said she tweeted at southwest because she saw they had a flight heading down there, and they're always pretty acti on social media. thought she'd give it a shot. she did, it rked. happy wedding. >> southwest airlines pr gets a big raise. >> the dress gets frequent
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miles. >> and you've got a daly click? >> do i? >> yes, you do. >> kids often try to imitate their parents. byhen this b heard his dad beat boxing, he decided he wanted to drop a beat of his own. [ laughter ] >> thatday is off to a great start even if the beat boxing doesn't come all together there, he already has an award winning laugh. what a cute moment there. daly click. al, do we have time for birthdays? >> absolutely. always time for your smuckers jars. first up, happy 100th birthda to homer rames, a world war ii veteran from california. he actually worked for the compa for 43 years before retiring, and thank you for your
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service, sir. es tell herman of new haven, connecticut, 100, secret to ea longevity,ng chocolate, there you go. happy 101st birthdayis to fra wilkinson, an athlete from durham, nor carolina, she ves spending time in the garden. serving his country during world war ii, we saluteyo too, for your service. elise cooks of new york city celebrating 100 years. she's got three kids, three ds grand and four great grandkids. and happy and last t not least, happy 100th birthday to ruth, a l fashionabledy from cleveland, ohio, probably watches channel 3 news. loves to design her own clothes, likes to joketha unway, seniors edition. >> is that a thing? >> if you know someone we should celebrate, drop us a line at >> even if it's not a thing, it that just about does it for us this morning. we have more great stories,
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everybody, where do you go, >> all day. >>. >> trisha yearwood i iconic ng some of her looks through the years, and she's opening up about her changing style. and be sure to download our new app to get your favorite news,te enainment and videos from the show. hoda can't get enough of that app. >> love it. you can find that and a lot more at on the third ur of today, we are going to kick off women's history month with two sisters using a unique starp to smash a stigma. really cool story. and we also have superhero dogs, a great look at dogs with super wers, an we're also got the fabulous margo martindale coming up. >> and there' some of that bread leftover. >> f .
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>> announcer: this is a "news4 today" newsbreak. 8:56 isour time on this monday march 4th, 2019. good morning to you, i'm eun yang. let's get a check ofou're commute with melissa mollet and first4traffic. good morning. lorng outer loo beltway, the crash should be out of the way pretty soon and everything rolling along pretty well. 66 inbouhrough manassas,
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good morning, it's going t cold around here for the whole week. temperatures in the mid-30s ound town right now. northwest winds a little blustery outside today. windchills are in the 20s. it's going to stay way colder than aveeege all long. check these numbers out. our average high temperature would be50 low- to mi this week. instead we'll be in the mid-30s most of the week. wednesday will be the coldest day. coming u thiseekend saturday night daylight saving time begins. move your clock h ahead oner saturday night. >> all right, chuck, thank you. get the latest news and weather any time on the nbc washington app. ng at t.j.maxx. you shopping, you maximizing. you shopping, you maximizing. find the brands you love and get more you for your money, every time. it's not shopping, it's maximizing.
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start maximizing today! maxx life at t.j.maxx l announcer: from nbc news, this is "today"e from studio 1a in rockefeller pla. good morning, everyone. it's parade day. >> parade day? >> yes. >> that's right. march 4th. i'm dylanere with al and craig. has it registered yet? >> marcharth. >> 4th. >> is that a joke? >> that's a dad jo. >> it's a dad joke. >> wow. >>hat's good. >> that's beneath you. you are better than that joke. >> no, she's not. >> no, that sets pretty much my standard. i've just got you all fooled. on a serious note, i mean, our hearts are gng out to the folks down south. i was watching these stormsde lop yesterday, and the trr tornados hitting alabama. there are over 2people now ported


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