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. good morning. desperate search for survivors. acrossefforts intensify the south in the wake of the deadliest tornado outbreak in years. an untold number of people still unaccounted for. destruction as f as the eye can see.st le holt is there talking with w families suffered unspeakable loss. t >> she was air in my lunges. under pressure. house democrats launch a far-reaching new investigation of president trump and his inner circle. >> we have to protect the rule of law. >> this morning how the white house is firing ba>>. > shock and heartbreak. keperry's 90210 co-stars and millions of fans paying tribute
to the be loved actor in the wake of his untimely death. this morning, how he's being fondly remembered in hollywood and around the those stories, plus,n the road. inside melania trums rare cross country solo tour. mega millions mystery solved. someone finally claims that massive $1.5 billion jackpot, but not without a twist. mirac in the mountains. >> it started to drizzle, so i knew we had to find shelter fast. ir the young gls rescued after two days lost in the woods open up for the first a timeut their grueling idea. >> i was so happy that iugged daddy and mommy so tight. okay tuesday, march 5th, 2019. from nbc news, this is "today" withav snah guthrie and hoda kotb live fromtudio
1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. welcome to "today." thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning. n very busy news morning. >> unfortunately douth they're still looking for survivors. >> that is ourstopry. the frantic search and rescue operations. emergency c hwsding out hope of finding survivors in the wake of sunday's devastating tornadoes. nbc's lester holt is live in smith station, alabama. lester, good morning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning to you. despite the damage around me where we are, thankfully no deaths here in smith station, but the story far more grim in anotheree county community, beauregard. we know multiple family members and several children are among the nearly two dozen dead. this morning the search intensifies for survivors of the deadly tornado, even as the
death toll risedy >> everybon the house is dead. everody is gone. i'm still finding body parts down the hill. >> reporter: officials say at least three children are among3 the 2ead from the storm with several people still unaccounted for. >> as we speak, we are wrapping up the identificion of those with the exception of six that could not be physically identified by sight. >> reporter: the twister leaving a trail of destruction in its wake, both physical and emotional. >> each of us mourns the loss of life of our fellow alabamians. >> reporter: in the town ofre berd, trees remain shredded and homesleveled. a terrifying reminder of the storm's power. >> theornado that hit lee county did the most significant damage. upgraded to ef4, estimated wind speeds of 170 miles per hour.
liz and jonathan hickman were lucky. >> huddled up and it sounded like a train or something coming through. i got up and opened the door and looked at. everything was just about gone. >> reporter: others suffered unspeakable loss like ashley and david thornton, their w-year-old daughter taylor was staying overnightith a friend and was among those killed. her father rushed to the scene but was stopped by police. you told the police who you were looking for? >> they were very, very kind to let me come be with her. i'm very appreciative of that. they let me help carry her out. i got to help a little bit. >> what do you want us to know about your little girl? >> she was perfect. didn't cause any problems.
>> did not have a meanone in her body. >> she was the air in my lunges. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: for alabama, the time for rebuilding ill kwom when the time for mourning is over. >> so devastating to hear those parents, lester. you didpo say first rers are still out there looking for survivors. are you hring anymore on that? >> reporter: they say they've searched the areas of concentred damage and movin out from there. they're dealing with varying numbers of unaccounted for, meaning people that might have been in bones that no one has en since or poem, they just don't know where they are. they hope to get a better picture oat that today. >> lester, i can't imattne g across from those parents who lost their rl 10-year-old how are they holding up, how is the community holding up? you ask that question and how do you even put it into words?
>> reporter: it's so dastating emotionally. and what you see here and frankly in so many situations likethis,eople stop thinking of themselves and they think of othe are perhaps in a worse situation. even where i'm standing here, until we left at nightfall, there were still volunteers out here with chainsaws and backhoes. we see people here as the sun >>mes out. people helping people. of course, you'll have more tonight on "nbc nightly news." now to the new investigation in washington just launched by democrats on the hill into possible corruption, obstructioi of jusce and abuse of power by the president and members of his administration. two reports this morning. we'll start with nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, goodto morninyou. the investigation is sprawling as democrats demandocents of members of the president's family, inner circle and administration. for his part, the president continues to insist the whole thing is a hoax.
>> reporter: this morning the pressure is mounting on president trump. overnight houseudiary chairman jerry nadle defending his sweeping investigation into the president and his admihestration. >> has to be a check on the executive. we have to protect the rule of law. that's what we're doing here. >> reporter: while the inquiry could lay the groundwork for impeachment proceedings, nadler insists they're not there yet. >> our goal is not impeachment. the factse to that if show that. it may not. >> reporter: the committee requesting documents from more than 81 people and groups asciated with the president, including donald trump jr., son-in-law jared kushner, trump aorganizationen weisselberg, former press secretary sean spicer and former chief lookingst steve bannon, into allegations of obstruction, abuses of power. ey appear to be focusing on key events in 2016 including the
meeting between trump family officials and gn a kremlin-linked attorney and those hush money payments. president trump asked about the investigation by nbc's ans nichols. >> are you going to cooperate with mr. nadler? >> i cooperate all the time with everybody. you know the beautiful thing. no collusion. it's all a hoax. ht>> reporter: overn white house press secretary sarah sanders calling the investigation disgraceful and abusi abusive. adding democrats have embarked on this fishing expedition because they're terrifi their two-year false narrative of russia collusion is crumbling. democrats are pressing ahead with the investigation even before the report by special counsel robert mueller is turned over to attorney general william barr. a spokefian cs that barr has decided not to recuse himself from overseeing the mueller investigation, citing a recommendation from senior career ethics officials.
>> james comey, former fbi director, is speaking out about the mueller report this morning. >> reporter: he's speaking out in an op-ed. comey is calling for attorney general william barr to be as transparent as possible about the reporty special counsel robert mueller once it is turned over. comey argues that providing detailed information about a completed investigation has aong beart of justice department practice. he krooits his own controversial handling into hillary clinton's e-mails. it's also worth noting even a number of trump allies, his own son, donald trump jr., are calling for rheort to be made public. there's no word on when mueller is going toubmit that report to the attorney general, but it could be within days or weeks, savannah andhoda. >> kristen welker at the white house, thank you. craig joins the table with another story tied to the house. >> good rng. melania trump wrapping up her first overnight u.s.rip as
first lady. nbc's morgan radford joins us with more on that. is is a big deal. >> it's a big deal and a big day. this is part of two-day, three-city tour. it's a way to promote the first lady's major initiative, her be best campaign, focused on improving child welfare and promoting kindness. melania trump stepping out on her first ever cross country tour thisweek. on monday, visiting an elementary school in oklahoma. >> be kind to your friends.er ity important, right? >> reporter: followed to a trip ches tech company that t online safety. >> children know more than parents, t especially as age. they're very comfortable with computers and online, so parents, they need to watch what children are doing. >> reporter: it's part of her be best public awareness campaign,
focused on keeping kids healthy, protecting them against online bullying andve prenting opioid abuse. >> children face so many issues and she wants to help them tackle aany as she can. >> repororr: a rare trip f the traditionally private first lady who first announced her be best campaign last year. >> let us teach our children the differ ace between rig wrong. >> reporter: it's a platformti she's been czed for in light of her husband's behavior on twitter and elsewhere. >> all o a suddenhey're trying to take you out with bull [ bleep ]. >> his action is h action and i tell him that. i know i will be hit with criticism to talking about cyber bullying, but it will not stop to do what is right. >> reporter: the first lady also raised eyebrows after this comment. > i could say i'm the most bullied person in the world. that's why i'm involved and
cusing social media. >> reporter: now looking to spread positivity coast to >> this is your writing? >> yes. >> beautiful job. >> reporter: hoping to shine a spotlight outside of the washington beltway and make some headlines of her own. >> morgan, is there ahance at some of the first lady's be est campaign becomes actual policy on capitol hill? >> that's what her director of communications said. sh said she hopedome of this could come to capitol hill within the next year and become policy, specifically looking at those programs that are particularly successful and hoping to replicate them. but she also said, look, this is a year about a learning figuring out the process. she says she does hope toee something come about. but this is a way for her to turn those ideas into action. >> morgan radford, thank you. new tributes pouring in for luke perry after the be loved actor's shocking death, just 52 years old. joe fryer joins us from l.a.
good morning. >> reporter: good serning. her p away monday after suffering a massive stroke last week. he was surrounded by family including fiancee and his two children, jack and sophie. this morningerry is being remembered by fans and celebrities who first got to know him on 90210 nearly 3 years ago. from the moment tv sets blared that iconic tv song, luke perry became a heart throb. but this morning he's being remembered simply for his heart. beverly hills 90210 co-star and on air love interest tells people, i'm in shock, heartbroken, devastated by the loss of my friend. i he so many memories with luke that make me smile and are forever imprinted on my heart and mind. jenny garth saying, such a special person. tori spelling saying i'm in
utter shock and heartbroken. ianiering says i will forever remember the memories we shared over theyears. god, please give him a seat close to you. he deserves it. he first appeared onp the s opera "another world" before the bruting bad boy on 90210. >> i loved you. i trusted you both. >> we didn't plan this. >> dad! > reporter: making him a teen idol. >> we want luke! >> reporter: someone who could genera a deafening frenzy justpp by aearing at a mall. perry often drew comparisons to james dean. >> i always thought i would succeed somehow. i never thought it was going to be like this. i certainly didn't think it was going to be like this. were there were movies like the
rodeo film "eight sen nds." he eveplayed himself on the similar tons. >> what are you making side show luke perry. >> a 19th century carousel. >> reporter: he also had a gue appearance as a bird watch ever on will and grace. >> i was looking at the beautiful specimen right outside your window. he was introduced to new generation of teens with his latest role in "riverdale." >> i hate to ask this, but didt you get tn a fight with jughead. >> reporter: through it all perry always said he was grateful for 90210, the show that gave him his big start. and the one fans will remember most as they say good-bye. after learning about perry's death, production on "riverdale" was shut down. the show's producers called him ae father fig and mentor to the young cast. back to you guys. >> joe, thank you.
his passing just struck so many people. i sawhen the urgent hit on our phone, it hit me in thi strange place i didn't expect. >> i think so many peoplh grew up withim and adored him and admired him. the fact that he's 52 years old and it was a stroke is just shocking. >> my wife yesterday was in urning for several hours. she said growing up, northern virginia, no one does cooler. >> on theedicaliece of it, we'll have more on it. the warning signs of a stroke that everybody should know. guess what? it does happen more often than you think with someone as young as him. first let's get a check of the weather. >> thank you forgetting your first weather from between this morning and tomorrow morning, 56 million atches ander freeze warnings from texas all the way to the southeast, 220 million of us are below freezing from coast to coast and border to border. so it is cold out there. look at these temperatures.
in fact, for today, right now, it feels like minus 6 in flint, minus 5 in peoria, 12 in memphis. beckley, west virginia, 14. tomorrow morningt will feel like minus 9 in minneapolis, 13 in atlanta, 9 in new york city. thursday, stretching from omaha where it will feel like zero, charlotte to, bos a windchill of 4. but the good news is we'll see some moderation coming. by saturday wichita, you'll see 59. 62 i paducah. in chicago you'll be balmy at 46 and nework city by saturday, 41 degrees. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 sends.
good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. clear and cold outside this morning. temperatures aren't going to jump too much. we'll eid up in the m to upper 30s for highs today. you're stepping out the doors with temperatures mostly in the s this morning. know it's not windy, a little bit of breeze. windchills upper teens to 20 degrees. you'll need your winter coat for today, tomorrow and thursday, probably friday, too. milder weather by the weekend. >> that's your late evident tather. >> al,nk you so much. coming up, new questions being raised about michael jackson's legacy and his music in the wake of that powerful documentary. oprah sat down with the accusers and weighs in overnight. the young sisters from that miracle in the mountains speaking out for the first time.
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we're we're back at 7:30 on this tuesday morning, t 5th of march, 2019. fat tuesday. for me. >> it is fat tuesday. happy mardi grasle new s will be wild in just a couple hours. >> you bring the spiritanf new or every day. she's like mardi gras. we're ready to party. is this when you get the cake? >> the king t'cake, tright. we'll start with a check of the other headlines. rescue crews combing through debris searching for more victims of sunday's deadly tornadoes in eastern several people s unaccounted for. at least 23 people were killed in the category 4 tornado that deft a trail of destruction
nearly one m wide. winds reached estimated speeds of up to 170 miles per hour. it is the deadliestornado since 2013. more than 80 people were arrested in sacramento during a protest march over the police shooting death of stephonclark. it came two days afterut prosors announced they will not fil charges against the hot clark icers who almost one year ago. officers said they thought the 22-yr-old had a gun, but it turned out to be a cell phone. a second review of the shooting is being conducted by the state attorney general. winner of $1.5 billion mega jmillionskpot has come forward in south carothna. identity remains a mystery. south carolina is one of eight states that allows winners to remain aneymous. th lucky winner elected to collect a one-time payment wort8 more tha million.
that's the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in american history. now to new reaction this morning to that troubling michl jackson documentary. the second part ofeang never land followed by an hour oprah ecial featuring winfrey and the two accusers at the center of the film. orales has bee following the story and joins us from los angeles. >> good morning once again. while the accusations against michael jackson aren't new, t specifics and the details of what wade robson and james safe chuck claim he did to them have horrified so many, prompting even long-time jackson supporters to question how this alleged abuse could have gone on for so long. a warning once again, the allegations are disturbing. >> i know people all over the world are going to be in an uproar and debating whether or not michael jackson did these things or not, whether these a o me lying or not lying. >> reporter: oprah winfrey
weighing in on leaving neverland. >> for me thi moment transcends michael jackson. it is much bigger than any one person. this is a momentn time tha allows us to s this societal corruption. it's like a discourage on humanity. >> it's apple head, i wondering one day tomorrow night whether we could see a movie or not. i' call you tomorrow. >> reporter: it comes after part two of the documentarywa where robson and james safe chuck say grabbing son groomed them by helping them financially and said t ty would all go prison if anyone found out about their sexual interactions. >> michael told me i had to lie. that's what idid. i lied. i know michael very well.
i know he wouldn't do anything like that. w >>n you saw wade on the "today" show, that triggered you to feel what? >> i panicked like i was being caught honestly. it was just like a -- it was that body panic. and then you go, okay, he's getting help, he' further along. maybe i can be like that. >> both robison and safechuck previously testified that jackson never touched them inappropriately. robson taking the stand for defens in the 2005 child molestation trial. jackson was acquitted. jackson's family and his estate which i suing hbo for $100 million called the film one-sided. as with virtually everything about jackson,io rea have been swift and intense with strong opinions on bothsides. judd apatow tweeting, it takes days to recover from this
documentary while talk show host wendy williams defended jackson onair. >> i don't believe a word of anything in this documentary. >> reporter: many of jackson's fans say the allegations have forever tarnished his work. muting r. kelly was easy. but michael jackson is such a stapal o my childhood and adulthood -- >> reporter: oprah acknowledging she may take some heat. but for her, a sexual abuse survivor, thes message too important. >> these two men didn't feel abuse until much later on life. when you are a child -- this is a message i want everyarent to hear -- you don't have the language to explain what is happening to you because you've been seduced andd. entrap >> nat, as you mentioned, a lot of conversation online as this documentary w airing. i saw a lot on twitter. some in support of the menor
speaking out. a lot of folks speaking out against the film itself. how real has the backlash been >> the backlash is very, very real. oprah tookhe som, as she expected she would by many of the most loyal michael jackson fans, many refused to watch anre question thebility and motives of robson and safechuck. as the nightrogressed and if you watched all four hours, there was a lot of suprt as well, especially for those who watched and watched oprah's conversation afterwards. they found it hard not to believe them, hard not to support them. it was extrefuly pow and very emotional. as oprah said, it's a conversation we need having in this me too era. >> here is the thing, key thing that natalie just said, a lot of the criticism is coming from otople who have watched. i think at a minimum, if you're going to have an opinion about whether these two are telling the truth, y have to hear their story. it includes his denials, micha
if at least hear them out you're going to have an opinion about it. >> going in, i know you've seen the second one, i've only seen the first one. you gon wit preconceived ideas because you've heard the whispers and rumors for years. i grew up with two idol michael jackson and bill cosby. you go in with these ideas a watch these entire two hours, your entire perception of michael jackson and the legacy -- >> i covered the trial in 05 i remember when wade robson testified. it was devastating for the prosecution because there were all these suggestions in the prosecutor's case, what about these boys likeade robson, mccally call kin. t theise boys come in and say michael jackson didn't do anything to me. now, i you watch thi documentary, it unravels the story includiad why robson decided to testify on behalf of michael jackson when he says of
course he was lying. you have to watch it to understand and to reallyorm an opinion. powerful., very a and with that we have no segue to weather. >> interestingly enough, going backdo to yesterday's tornad in alabama, we now that tornado alley, the greatns pl south dakota to texas, this is the highest frequadcy of tos. we've seen in a recent study that actually we're watching a moving of the tornado alley to the east. there's a downward trend to the traditional tornado alley and an upward tick, increased number os ef2 torna midwest to the should t -- southeast say. we're seeing an enhanced danger, tornadoes in higher populating areas. rolling terrain makes it more dangerous. in this area there are more deaths for tornadoes than the traditional tornado alley. they're even more rain-wrapped so itde makes them h to see.
we'll watch this trend as we move forward going in ti. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. cold march sunshine today. temperatures below freezing everywhere this morning. temperatures in the 20s. windchills in the upper teens in w spots. certainly going to need those winter coats for today. it will be bright and sunny from start to finish, but it willll remain cold day. afternoon highs today only around 37, 38ee de tomorrow even colder still with the wind blowing, too. tomorrow we'll havehi wins in the teens all day. watching for a little chance of rain and snow. mo o that snow chance friday is along i-81. >> that's your latest weather. al, thank you. still ahead we pay tribute to luke perry. tor to lso talk to a d find out what everyone needs to know about the warning signs of a stroke. he was so young. big news for kylie jenner, this morning named the youngestf -made billionaire with a b, than ever. why there's so much controversy.
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shoring their story of survival. >> we foundr, shelte tree branch close to the ground. we had mice sister's rain jacket to keep us warm. >> reporter: on friday the 8 and 5-ar-olds asked their momo go on a walk. t i wanted more. >> reporter: eveugh their mother said no, the girls wandered awayrom their rural humboldt county home. >> so happy to have myirls back. >> reporter: surving on granola bars and drinking water droplets off leaves, they used their survival skills they learnedn wilderness training. with temperatures nearng freezi caroline was afraid in part because they call this mountain lion country where attacks can be deadly. >> my sister cried all night. i told her to think happy thoughts of our family. >> reporter: with over 0 volunteers searching for the sisters, the girls could see resc helicoptersircling
above. they stayed in the same spot sleeping under a huckleberry bush waiting forlp >> i'm the proudest mom. i raised superheroes. > reporter: two days later, footprints and food wrappers, bread crumbs leading them to the rescue. >> i felt real nervous and a little afraid, but i knew dad would find us.>> was so happy that i hugged daddy and mommy so tight. >> reporter: today back in the arms of their parents, search teams call this the miracle in the mountains, two little gls surviving two long nights in the wilderness. while the girls were lost in the woods, their mother said she did fear their worst. she said she only took her eyes off the childre for a few minutes. they ended up being rescued six miles from home. >> sometimes it does take two seconds you turn away and
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winter coats are back in fashion. temperatures below reezing this morning and a little breezeas windchills down in the upper teens to around 20 degrees. not a very windy day, but just enough of a breeze with temperatures down so far that it will be a cold one to spend any real quality time outsidetoday. afternoon highs only in the mid to upper 30s today. olenr tomorrow. in addition to being colder, it will be breezy again tomorrow. windchills tomorrow will be in the teens and 20s all day. >> that's co chuck. thank you. another local news update for you in 25 minute for now back to the "today" show after this short break. have a great day.
it's 8:00 ontoday," coming up, trail of destruction, search and it's 8:00 on "today." search and rescue operations expanding after the deadliest tornadoes in five years tore orough the south. >> eachf us mourns the loss of life of our fellowalabamians. >> this morning what we'rear ng about the victims and the incredible stories of survival. >> we huddled up. and all of a sudden it sounded like a train orom somethingg through. pluses, remembering luke perry. >> welcome to paradise, n. welcome to your dream >> we'll take a look back at his life and legacy as tributing pour in for the be loved star. >> i always thought i would succeed somehow. you don g think it'sng to be
like this. >> how he's being remembered and fhat we should all know about the warning signs stroke. when joanna met j. lo. s s the rault you won't want to miss. >> michigan state university students spending spring break in the city. >> sending love to mechanicsville, maryland. >> best friends from, t oklahoma. ♪ >> we watch the "today" show in california. >> from valparaiso university! >> celebrating my0t 3 birth day on "today!" >> love it.we ome back to "today" on this fat tuesday morning. some people from new orleans celebrating mdi gras with us on the plaza.
>> if you can celebrate with us on theea plaza, not. we'd love for you to do it from your phone. ecord a quick shout-out, share with themytodayplaza hashtag and you could be on the "today" show as well. we have a busy morning. let's get right to your news at 8:00. search crews are combing through the destruction looking for more victims in those deadly tornadoes in alabama. be gutierrez joins us with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the national weather service is callong this aer tornado. you can see the damage behind me here in smith station as well s from theair. homes were ripped apart here and lives were shattered. some of the most extensive was in nearby beauregard. some communities still sealed off. we were able to go there syesterday and speak wite of the victims. one man told me he had just -- he was at the home of his long-time partner of more than 20 years. he was absolutely devastated. the natnal weather service says that tornado was an ef4,
packinginds of about 170 miles per hour andarving a path of destruction ality a half mile wide. the national weather service says there were at lea four confirmed tornadoes throughout the state of alabama. at least 23 people are confirmed dead, three of those vtims re children and six of the victims had yet to be positiveli ided by sight. it is devastating for soco many unities throughout alabama. the governor has signed an expedited disaster declaration as well. the search for survivors continues. >> gabe, thank you. president trump is denouncing the new investigation launched by house democrats, but the head ofhe house judiciary committee says he will follow where theactslead. nbc white house correspondent kristen welkelohas a closer . good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we are learning new details about that spraudin investigation into the president and his inner orbit. the house judicia committee is requesting documents from more
than 81 people and groups associated with the president including the president's eldest son, donald trump jr., son-in-law jed kushner and trump organization cfo allen weisselberg looking into what th committee calls allegations of corruption, obstruction and abuses of power. while the inquiry could lay the groundwork for impeachment di procs, the democratic cratic chairman nadler insists demoats aren't thereyet. the president says he will cooperate with the investigation but called the whole thing a hoax. overnight press secretary sarah sanders blasting it as disgraceful and abusive and a fishing expedition. >> kristennk welker, tyou. a british man has apparently become only the second worldwide known to have been cleared of hiv. the patient received a transplant of bone marrow stem cells about three years ago fro an hiv-ry sis tent donor. doctors say highly sensitive tests cannot detectny o his previous infection. an american man became the first
man known to have been cleared after undergoing a similen trea back in 2007. >> we want to remind you this friday is internatial women's day right here on "today." join us on the plaza for a special citi sponsored live event. it tops off with a concert from country music star marin morris. this friday, march 8th. i have a little morning boost for you guys. if you like texas tech basketball player, brandon francis is from the dominican republic. he hadn't seen his mom in two years. that all changedniast ght. his mom was able to get her visa, she arrived in lubbock, texas, in time for her son's senior night. she surprised him before the big game. they were over come with emotion, that long on the court said it all. later she was in t stands cheering. he score 12 points. his team beat theas tex
longhorns. what a sweet moment, right? she made it on time. >> i was listening, but --om >>g up, something new from esteed children's author, hoda gives us a taste of her new book whh is solovely. she eel tell us the inspiration behind it. >> also aim "new york" bestseller. first, more on the life and lega of luke perry and what we all need to know about the warning signs of a stroke. that's right after this.
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y. >> he touched multiple generations and it started in a famous city with a zip code i'll never forget. "beverly hills 90210" w a cultural phenomenon. >> come on. >> where are we going? >> field trip. ly>> reporter: that's lar thanks to actor lukepe rry. >> you're overreacting. stop worrying about what your parents think and figure out what you >> reporter: ina n instant pop culture iconnd teen sensation. >> what i would do to go out with dylan mckay. >> i don't know. everyone sayss h trouble. >> he can trouble me all he wants. >> let me tell you something, just so you know in advance. i'm not in a good mood today. in fact, i'm feeling a little hostile. >> as much as i hate to tell you this, your girlfriend hit on me
tonight. >> reporter: the show's hotteiv topic receing some 5,000 pieces of mail per wk l wase perry. >> catapulted to superstardom, drawing in a passmenate, sotimes hysterical fan base. >> there's luke perry.uk there'se perry! >> i love epyou. >> rorter: he handed roles in movies such as "eight seconds" and "buffy the vampire legislator." >> over the next two decades consistently appeared o the small screen. >> i wasn't spying i'm trying to get a look -- >> i got a call from your coach today. >> risorter: including h role on the hit show "riverdale" which introduced him to a new generation of fans. >> whatever you decide, be confident enough in it that you don't have to lie. >> reporter: the tor's sudden death stunning hollywood from long time co-star shannen doherty who has had her own health struges telling
"people" luke reached out to me during my cancer journey and we picked right back ndup, that connection remained intact. fans like olivia munn tweeting luke perry was just nd52 a gone way too soon.e please tak a moment to note the signs of a stroke. >> reporter: this isn't the first serious medical issue perry faced. in 2017 he revealed doctors removed precancerous tumors during a colonoscopy and advocated for routine checkups in a psa. >> any time you can get peopleo to comeether for a good cause in the right way and to help other people, it's a great thing. >> reporter: a hollywood icon gone too early, nowg sparkin an important discussion about health. >> i want to do sometng with mylife. when my time here is up, i don't want to look back and see i didn't do anything. >> reporter: nbc news medical corrpondent dr. johnorres joining us. an interesting text chain. my friends, mostly men between 40 and 50 agree, w gone too
soon. is it rare for a 52-year-old to have a stroke? >> my god, he was so young, how did this happen. it's not as uncommon as most people think. about 800,000 people havest kes in the u.s. every year. 30% are under the age of 65, 10% under 45 it can hit anybody. >> you think about men -- i always think men and strokes. is that a myth -- >> actuallyore women ten to have strokes than men. that's mainly because they outlive men. >> someone like luke perry, we don't know his medical o backgrou course. would there be a way to go to your doctor, how can i find out? am i genetically predisposed? >> the biggest risk far tore is ou can be genetically predisposed to strokes. you need to look at family history. the biggest ones are theli style issues, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and
>> what are the warning signs? >> thi of the word fast, f means facpil dr. have them smile. if one side droops over the other, that's the thin arms, if they start drifting one arm down or can't lift it up because is weak or their leg is week, that's a sign. s, ifpe theirh is slurred, that's a sign. t,ime is brain. >> i was saying earlier my mom had that and i had just read those warning signs and her speech was slurred. also it' importanto know which hospital has a stroke unit? >> if you have stroke centers near you, going to the stroke center can help. if you don't have a stroke center near u, hospitals are set up and ready to do that anyway. getting to the doct, to the hospital is important. we have a very limited time treat strokes. >> maria you had the opportunity to talk to luke several timesan-
>> years ago, yes. so as such a kind man, sweet, so humble. i think you see all the tributes pouringn to him. that interview we did, i looked at it yesterday, 19 oh, my god. i think he wasevered by s many people, loved by people who worked with him. >> amazinghe social media space is just littered with the most warm stories, thoughts. i didn't know him f but il like i did, like so many of us. s legacy is -- what a great soft spoken, humble guy he ebs. >> for sy that attractive, too. >> if you have aroke, are you able to fully recover from the stroke or are you always going to -- soon youends on how get to the hospital to get the treatment, how big the stroke is and your own health at the me. >> my grandfather had a stroke and he was old. he lived for another ten years. i think what shocks a lot of people, he was so un
when i finally heard he died, i was in shock. i thought he was 52, he'll bounce back, it couldn't been ma major. >> i think the clue is last week when they said massive stroke, it sounds like ast large ke. >> harder to rebounder when you're younger? easier to rebound when you're younger and healthy. but at the same time if you losa a lot of in a stroke, it's hard to recover. >> dr. torres, thank you so much. maria you'll stick around, right? you can't miss popstart. >> first up, a few weeks ago jennifer lopez was on ellen and opened up about the sweet anniversary gift that a-rod planned, a face time call with one and onl joanna gaines. she wanted foanna to up her beach home. it appears renovations may soon be in the works. inlo and joanna were spotted malibu looking at the home from the beach. she brought her baby crew for the meeting. it also appears there was a
camera on site leading people to wonder if it would be captured for chipnd joanna's new project with the discovery channel. we'll have to wait and odds are pretty good. we know the song "shallow" from "a star is born." but another performance, maybe it's time ♪ maybe it's time to let t old ways die ♪ >> another great song from the film. appea "a star is born" bug has bit the great eddie vedder. on sundayn night i arizona, eddt performed cover of the song. ♪ maybe it's time to let the old ways die ♪ ♪ maybe it's time to let the old ways die ♪ ♪ it takes a lo change your
plans and a change to change ur mind ♪ ♪ maybe it's time to let the old ways die. >> beautiful. >> to wrap aow around this whole thing, it's come full circle for broadly cooper he said he often used eddie veder as inspiration for the character he played, the film. n >> i'm listening to pearl jam for the rest of the day. a match-up against the nashville predators,he minnesota wild's anthony ba at the time toe drops his stick on the ice. his teammate comes to the ice. in full speed it's hard to see. keep your eye on t top right of your screen. you can see the tick hit the ice, but then he comes- - watch this flip-up, boom. to his teammate. >> pretty cool. >> isn't that impressive? i'm not sure what's tbetter, flip or the catch. this was realtime. they got the job ikdone. >> ie that. carson.
thank you. mr. roker. >> i'm dizzy. lake-effect snow around the great lakes. morning mix right along the carolina toast. watchit. record lows stretching down into texas. next big storm is now coming ca onshore intofornia. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. it is cold. temperatures are in the twentsz as you step out the door withls windch down around 18 to 22 degrees. very cold today. even colderomrow with a stiff northwest wind. so windchills will likely stay in the teens all day tomorrow. as we get into thursday, a little less wind and a bit of recovery, back to the upper 30s. friday, a rain-snow chance. primarily rain along i-95. certainly a chance f s wetw along i-81. rain for everybody coming up on sunday with highs in the 50s>>. don't forget to check us out on sirius xm channel 108 with me, dylan and sheinelle. a little over two years ago
now hoda melted our hearts with the news she adopted baby girl. of course, we all fell in love. haley joy has inspired hoda in a million ways. two of themil are en's books. last year hoda wrote, i've l ed you sinceforever. it hit number one on "the new york times" bestseller list. today she releases her secon this is a beautiful book. the pictures are adorable. i'm like -- mom-to-mom warning, read it through tears. it's so moving and touching. >>t's fun because we work these early hours. bedtime is o one my most favorite times. i've been putting haley down and i always say, you know what my favorite time of the day is and i would just say right now. about a week ago i'm changing her and putting her down for bet. i say you know what my favorite time of day is.
and she lked at me and said right now. that nighttime is so intimate l.d so spec so the book is really just about saying thank you for the little tiny things. i think sometiers in life hing is all about the big moments and did you win an award, did you get the ribbon? you realize mainly lifes about nothing, just having some fun. >> it's a mamma bear and her little cub. you see yourself kind of as a mamma bear? you're a mamma bear to us? >> i can't believe, i'm sitting here two yea after i adopted haley, i can't believe you'reut asking me a being a mom. it's not lost on me for one second that i get to do thisn this moment. putting her to bed is something id t i'd never be able to do. being able to read something with her, it's fun and i hope that people enjoy it. it will just let your little one kind of drift off to ysleep. >> a working on the vie?
when did you do this? >> first of all, it's eas when it's haley. it's been fun since it's been haley. the first book was a blast. we had fun with that. kelly clarkson did that song. >> what i love about your books,ing children's books and kids will love them. i feel like they're kd of for moms because they help you soak in that itmoment. an be so crazy as parents. these are books that remind you, like, this is the most beautiful privilege to get to be a mom. >> i thi that timeagain, that time at night is so incredibly special to me, and i feel like -- i just don't want to waste it. i think when you wait 52 years to do something, you really hold on to every second >> so beautiful. imagine if every parent, father or mother went home and said you
are my happy. that's something that takes you through life. >> you dedicated this book to yo >> the happiest woman i've ever known. >> i thought you were the happst woman iad ever met until i met your mom. >> we have a piece of tape. hoda brings the book to life. let's take a look. >> who is that? you are my ha look. wow. >> the night isnear, today is done. it's time for bed my fuzzy one. let's cuddle up one ss, one hug. let's settle down my snuggle bug. what made us happy all day through, let's count those things, just me and you.
from babies bursting o of eggs, for s onding upn wobbly gs. for growing tall, for lucky breaks and even learning fro mistakes. that's what made me happy. for special friends who made me giggle and silly songs that made me wiggle. for space to play, for shade to rest, for secret spots we love the best. that's what made me happy. for being brave, for brand new wings, for the joy that flying brings br for splashes together in the lake, for cozy nests our mammas
ke. that's what made me happy. for twinkling lightshat say good night, for nussling babies cud ld tight. every night and all day through, ther ne i'm thankful you. you are my happy. the end. i love you, hale >> i almost fell asleep, like in a good way. >> can i shoutout, susie mason, the elustratorer. illustrated the first book. and robin sindler, our producer re, she makes stories jump off the page. >> where is that going to live, that animation? >> i d't know. we'll put it somewhere.
>> put it on yourer in sbet,- somewhere >> it's on the internet. >> what i love about it andso is you, i know you keep a gratitude journal. 's a gratitude journal. it's like teaching your child to say thank you which i think is the best prayer and the best way to say good night. >> when we were talki about the book, that's exactly what my book editors were talking about. so funny that you said that. savannah makes the best observations by the way. >> it's so you. >> can we be voices in the film? >>tho do you w to be? >> carson is looking for a speaking part. >> you got it, babe. >> thank you, >> "you are my happy," it goes on sale today. congratulations hoda. we love you. >> thank you. love you, too. just ahead, ms. maria is ng e to share fascina insights. this is about a doctor to tell us how to improve women's and how you should tend and befriend. a very thought provoking line.
first, a collect of your local news and weather and these messages on tuesday morning. >> thank you for all this. good morning everybody. 8:26 on this tuesday, march 5th. i'm aaron gilchrist. right now let's check on the morning commute with melissa mollet in first 4 traffic. >> a couple of new problems. lrou nooeapbethesrda. a live look outer loop at university, that has cleared. but delays sll hanging around. alexandria, 395 at ed sal, crash with the left lane blocked. e we'll have a check on your forecast when we cck. stay with us.
godd morning ever don't let the sunshine fool you. it's cold outside this morning. everywhere still below 29 in washington and 23 in gaithersburg windchills colder than that. any breeze with these cold numbers, it will b a chilly day to spend time outside today. high temperature only 38 degrees. ow, sunny and even colder.
where, where, where. >> you are wting patiently for your forever grandbaby. would you tell us about your dauger. >> our daughter dakota waiting to adopt a baby, waiting for a match. waiting for almost a year. they lost their s a year before that, henry. so we're waiting for a match. we're very pient and hopeful. >> we are sending our prayers to them right now and all of ourve nd hopeful thoughts. you're so sweet. you brought hoda's book "i lov you since forever" because you wanted her to sign it for your grandbaby. soon-to-be andbaby. >> i thought you shod have her second book, too. hoda is an inspiraon to so many, and this baby will be coming and coming right on time. >> what shes said exactly right. >> a baby will be coming right
on time. whenever it happens. >> love you, honey. thank you. >> we give our love to dakota and her family. >> i'm going to sign it to little one. >> thankyou, thank you. >> thank you so much. thank you for being here. >> thank you for that. >> all our prayers, all our prayers for her. thank u for being re. >> thank you. >> know all of america is praying f dakota. >> just ahead, the very rich title that kylie jenner just grabbed away from mark zuckerberg. >> wow, plus our maria is back to introduce us to a doctor empowering women to transform their lives with healthier habits. o ingredient, two tasty dishes. a pair of our favorite foodies to use maple syrup for everything but breakfast. coming up on the t of "today," we'll meet two
influence-hers who are offering up privacy and comfort for moms on the go. plus same sedaris here to tell us about that new season of her emmy nominated show. it's hilarious. ou amber tam lynn, too. >> and have hoda as well. >> hoda kotb.-s beling book author. >> world exclusive. let's get a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we've got. next big storm comes onshore in california, look for lake-effect snow around the great lakes. lrecords stretching from the plains to texas. a morning mix along the southeastern atlantic coast. rain continuing throughout much ofia califo freeze warnings down through the south, move into the gulf coast area and we're looking at heavy snow in the rockies, cascades and inner mountain area. that's what's going o around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> cold weather has returned to
the wasn area. it will be here for the rest of the week essentially. still below freezing this morning as of 8:33. windchills are still pushed down into the upper teens to around t degrees. coay with the wind out of the west five to ten miles per hour. today's high only 38 grees. tomorrow, colder and breezier. northwest winds will bep around 25 miles per hour tomorrow. very cold and breezy day there. cold again thursday. ce for a rain-snow combination on friday. so many folks here got their mardi gras beads . what's this? >> this is a coconut from zulu parade. >> thanks for bringing that. we appreciate it. >> very something for you -- >> i'll keep going down the line. >> we're from washington, missouri, the p corncobe factory of the world. >> who knew that? >> thank you very much. >> we have some for everyone. >> that's just great.
we all need our spinach. back inside to you guys. >> all right, mr.ke thank you. to the so-called three commb this morning forbes is revealing its analyst of the world's ir billio a member of reality royalty is breaking into the ranks. s nbc'sphanie gosk is here. this is a big deal. >> it is a big deal. goodorning guys. >> i didn't know it was called the three comma club. >> i ow. >> facebook founder mark zuckerberg has to give up the throne. 21-year-old kylee jenner has become theoungest self-made billionaire of all time. it's that description selfade that has some scratching their heads. ffley jenner broke through. nowicially a billionaire according to forbes. at age 21 t jenner is youngest on the list, joining more than 2,000 other billionaires worldwide. starting off nea the bottom but probably not for long, jenner is in good company wh names like
bezos, buffet and bloomberg. only ten years old f in tst season of keeping up with the kardashians, kylie parlayed family fame into business success. >> i've always been really into makeup. i think i used to watch my mom a lot and used to steal her makeup. >> kylie cosmetics fueled by a massive social media following an all the fre >>advertising. i was like this is going to y do.mething i can actua >> reporter: the reality tv star turned entrepreneur proved her business savvy with a simple decision, maintaining 100% ownership in her company. forbes describes her as the youngest self-made billionaire of all ytime. an wonder how someone from a famous and wealthy family can be self-made. >> she founded the company. she started the company with money she, ma $250,000 from
modeling. she owns 100% of it. we know she comes from a wealthy family, but she started the business and she owns it. in our books she's self-made. >> reporter: with parents kris jenner o ampic star caitlyn jenner, she grew up in privilege. she's now threelt timeshier than sister kim. sister kendall jumped to her fense in 2017. >> my little sister who has an insane business. anyone who says they don't want their kid to be like that and be so successful is insane to me. >>ylieddressed critics in a recent interview saying her parents cut her off financially at the age of 15. ile she admits her family kylie running s start, claims she spent every last dolr she had to get the company off the ground. >>fmazing the 10-year-old the whole group is the richest.
ll week we are counting down to friday's international women's day and our special live event on the plaza. >> we're really excited about that. this morning we're exploring an aspect of life that unrtunately gets overlooked by women way too often. we're talking about your healthl nbc's spe anchor maria shriver is back. u sat down with a doctor who a nks things are reached crisis point. >> women are naturally nurturers, it's in our dna. research shows putting yourself at the bottom of the priority list could be taking a toll on your health as dr. sarah god freed has said,
today a look at a state of women eeg health and how you can take control and make changes that improve not just your body, but your brain as well. >> are wimer sicke today than at any time in our history? >> yes. womenav double the rates of anxiety as men, double the rates of sidepr. >> double the rates of alzheimer's. >> double the rates of always. all things increasing over time. >> she says at the root of this crisis, toxic buildup in the body and the braind cauy our diet, life sometime and environment. >> what they're told byre main medicine, okay, you're anxious, let's give you a pill for that. i think's a much more healing folution to bend in connecting the brain and the body. >> perhaps nori su. how you handle stress is key.
dr. gottfreid says when the pressurizing, women need to ten and befriend. >> what tends to happen with busy women is they start to cut back socially. we've got to that back on the schedule. when you getogether with your girlfriends, it activates oxytocin which is both a hormone and a brain chemical. >> it's connection. >> it's connection. >> also important for women to tend, their hormones. forsears mood swing have been blamed on hormones and dismissed as frivolous. her research shows for women, monitoring and regulating your hormonesan be key to everything from decreasing anxiety and depression to getting rid of those stubborn extra pounds and even reducing the risk of alzheimer'sas di >> the way we really leverage our biology and really step into our power as women is to have estrogen,e progesteron and
insulin o our side. >> how do we do ha? we've heard it before but it bears repeating. first, make sure your eat you veggies, about a pound every day to clear out inflammation in the brain hat she calls trash. make sure you're getting seven to 8.5 hours ofuality sleep. anything less and toxins will build up in your toain. regulate insulin, try intermittent fasting two days a week. and finally,et moving with resistance training. single session can improve your memory. ten years ago at 46 artist terry friedmantaed feeling increasingly run down and anxious. she put her h on standard protocol and she started to see results almost imdiately. >> meditation, exercise, removing toxins from my home, cutting down on sugar, cutting out dairy, uten. i think when you do it
timetically it takes more than a pill. it really -- it does work when i do it. >> it's yot just what put in your body, how it affects your body, your thighs or you hips, but how it affects your brain as well. >> maybe what got me there were my thighs and ps, but the side things, feeling more clear, having more ener, my marriage got better, my career came back. those weremazing side effects. >> it's up to women like yourself to change the conversation, educate women, t awaken the the fact that women's alth, while declining has been put on the back burner by health in general. >> the way to female empowerment is certainly with speaking our b voice,ut also with claiming our hemgts. we need to step into the graof
owning our health and putting the highest priority on it. >> if that to-do list is giving you morestress, don't worry. one of the tips is start your day by building unstructured time in for yourself. she a talksut having tea, a morning ritual of meditation, but find a ritual tha works for you andut yourself on the top of the list as opposed to the bottom. >> we were note taking. but all this stuff seems very doable. >> it's very doable. >> except the pound of vegetables. >> i think what she's also really advocating is not just to think about your body, but think about the connection between your brain and yourec bodyse anxiety, depression, these things come from your brain, and for women to start also asking eir doctors about their hormones and to be aware that your bodyhanges yearly when ou get into your 40s, 50s a beyond. what worked for you at 50, might
not work for you at 55 and 60. d guilty,'t even go to the doctor. i haven't been in years. >> oh, my god. >> remember last week we confessed our s.a.t. scores and now this. >> this is a big thing. women's health has been on back burner. you can check out the new book rain body diet: 40 days to a lean, calm, energized and happy self." >> i like the underoring the connection with friends.i ink we put that on the back burner. that's a big one. >> thank you, emaria. lways learn something with maria. up next, creative ways to use a superstar ingredient. recipes for a steak and dessert. they have one thing in comment, unexcted. itaple syrup. not just for pane cakes anymore, peeps. >> maria says not good f the brain.
and we're very excited e're very kited on "today food". i don't know if you noticed this, maple syrup is havingnt a mome right now. we asked two favorite chefs to show us two completely ways to use it. >> carson has already been mpling the merchandise. >> good morning. >> good to have you back. >>e'll start with our steak, very tender and delicious. >> we're making skirt steak which is great. it's nice loose steak and it takes to marines very well. to that we'll be adding this delicious maple marinade. spices? >> cumin, smoked paprika, chili, cayenne. i have fresno chilies and garlic in heren >> marinade a dish.
>> i like a nicla f baking dish so the steak can absorbed -- keep whisking a little bit. you cut the steak in. what's nice is i'm using the maple syrup. now it's now dark. it's got really great flavor. it can stand up to things like steak. >> slip over here, you want to pair naed at least an hour. if you can do overnight, tent's better.ou >> any maple syrup work? >> yeah. if you don't have the extra dark one. you can use any kind. the darker you can get, the tter flavor. then you want to pat that dry, get the extrae marin on so it izes. the sugar in the maple sugar
will caramelize. it's a salty, sweet, spicy deliciousness. then we have the dressing for our salad. over here shallots, garlic, again, maplesyrup. i'm incorporating it in many ways. putting it in everything. i also have some lime juice. i love lime wh maple. it goes so well. something about that tropical avavor that stands up to it. over here wee lime zest for tra lime flavor. a little salt. >> let's blend it up. this is our dres ong. >> that' dressing. we've got some kale -- >> get all those veggies in there. then our amazing >> we're doing dessert.
wewn have this b butter here. add your butter right into your pan and let all of that nuttiness come out. as it darkens, you want to let it cool and throw it into your mixer. all these look like baking soda, salt, sugar. >> typical baking items. your flour, bakingwd , baking soda, all those main ingredients that you usually use plusmaple, of course. we're going to makes this up. we have some sugar and our brown great with goes real maple. we' we'll get that right in and mix that all . cream it really well. how are you guys enjoying this? >> what's this? >> that's a blondie. it's aemz. you'll takell the butter, cream all yourre ingdients together. add your flour. this is what we have here. you bake 325 for 45 to 55
minutes. it comes out beautiful just like this. and then, of course, we have a little plmaple glaze. this is the >> i think a little bourbon in that. >> this is how you do maple. >> i love my sweet and savory mix. these are excellent. >> this is why maple i having a moment. >> and then you dig in. >> if you have maple syrup r now in your pantry and it's just sitting here, here is two g examples of how to use it. we want to thank jocelyn and alejandra. jocelyn will be at the charleston wine and food festival on friday. uncle al will be there, too? >> yes. >>e're back in moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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don't forget, if you're looking for more stories you love, check out today.com/allday. >> straight ahead we'll talk t actress amber tam blin about her new book and amy sedar sinchtss. and hoda kotb all after your local news and weather. don't go away. 8:56 is your time now on this tuesday, march 5th, 2019. good morning to you, i'm eun yang. right now let's check on your w morning commuh melissa mollet andour first 4 traffic. the slow is up top outer loop approachin of an earlier crash. arlington, northbound gw parkway, look at southund and northbound, just a mess.
cold sunshine for today, cold, sunny and breezy tomorrow. wmorrow will be the coldest day of the weekh a high around the freezing mark tomorrow and windchills in tos teens of the day. dry and cold thursday. a chance for rain-snow. most of thennow chance friday is along the corridor. a chance for a littlei- melti81n saturday with highs finally back tohe 50s. chuck, thank you. get the latest newsnd weather any time in the nbc washington app. have a great day.
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