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orld. minimize its mark on you. start saving at botoxcosmetic.com good morning. winter's last for the fourth weekend in a row, more than 3 p millieople are under the threat of severe weather. the latest storm bringing with it up to a foot of snow in the midwest, flash flooding in the south, and even the possibility of more tornadoes today. we'll have the full forecast. under indictment. a"e grand jury chargeire" actor jussie smollett with 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to authorities about being the victim of a hate crime. smollett's attorney calling the indictment vindictive and prosecutorial overkill. >> they have their ability to do whatever they're gng to do, and we will push back against it. smollett madclaim it all up for money and attention. level playing field?
28 members of the uwo. n's national soccer team raising a red flag this morning, claiming they're performing better than the m while getting paid far less. the players officially filing a class action lawsuit and joining former goalkeeper, hope solo, who oiled her suit last year. >> there is power in numbers. i was hoping that this day would happen. >> reporte all that, plus, serial setback. a big defeat in court for a man made famls in the seria podcast as an upcoming hbo documentary teased n discovers. >> i know there are things that don't look good for me. >> could that ultimatelp his case? on the edge. a scary situation in malibu, as the ground beneath actor anthony hopkins' home slowly slips away. and busier than ever. a very pregnant duchess of sussex, meghan markle, proving there's no rest for the weary, as she celebrate international women's day, her growing bump, and a lot more with her due date fast approaching.
today, saturday, march 9, 19.>> nnouncer: from nbc news, i thiss "today" with sheinelle jones, peter alexander,nd dylan dreyer, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today." thank you for joining us on this saturday morning. we sprin forward tonight, but certainly doesn't feel like spring yet. >> once again on saturday morning, all eyes are on the weather today. >> we'll start with that as the top story today. the winter that will not let go. we're expecting another scotorm weekend that could bring with it up to a foot of snow, flooding, and the possibility of more tornadoes. dave price from our station wnbc here in new york is in for dylan morning. what is it looking like? >> this is a story line that sily won't go ay. let's go to video right now. you can see behind me, we are looking atne the s from baldwin county, alabama. homes completely destroyed. this historic flooding makes i
impossible for cars and people to get anywhere. there is more rough weather on the way, depending on where you are. is heavy snow through the northern plain states, and it is heavy rain, strongnd and hail, thunder and lightning, as we roll through sections of texas, oklahoma, arkansas, kansas, and missouri.e we h severe thunderstorm watches and warnings in effect until 11:00 a.m. central time. eyes are on this area during thh first part o day. in the meantime, once again, the severe outlook focuses on the utheast. st. louis down to memphis, jackson and back to dallas, where tornaes possible once again. strong winds and storms, as well.15 illion people at risk. this is now just to the north and west, where we thought thes as last week. this is the third weekend in a row that we're looking at this setup. so strong to severe storms, heavy rain flooding and potentially tornadoes, as this system begins to work its way to the north and east as we head rough the next 24 hours.
we're going to see a signatuifia amount of ra. it is going to roll through the ohio valley, eventually winding up in the northeast, and northern new england will see snow out of this. it is going to be a sloppy 24 eours, as the strong system continues to mts way across the country. sheinelle? >> thank you, dave. actor jussie smollett is in more trouble this morning after a grand jury indicted him onny6 fe counts, including lying to police, after he said he was the victimisf a rt attack. his atrney claiming the indictment, quot prosecutorial overkill. nbc national correspondent miguel aaguer has the latest. >> reporter: not speaking publicly since posting bail, jussie smollett faces new, serious legal trouble. a chicago grand jury indicting the actor on 16 felony counts, saying he lied to police in two separate interviews about bicng them of a hate crime. smollett's attorney just learning the news. >> they have their ality to do whatever they're going to do,
and we will push back against that. >> reporter: the 36-page indictment includes 16 felonies for lying to police. ontold them he was beaten this chicago street corner by two men who yelled out "this is maga country," poured a chemical on him,nd left a noose around his neck. >> who the [ bleep ] would make something likehis up? >> bogus police reports cause real harm. >> reporter: chicago's top cop says the actor orchestrated the stunt for publicity. investigators say he hired these men seen on security footage to stage the attack. thes broth face no criminal charges. in cook county, most criminal caseson't go to trial, often settled at a smaller sentence. smollett could faceedal charges after police say he mailed himself a death threat. if convicd, he could face up to three years for each count. a thector who police say craved
forntion, now getting it all the wrong reasons. miguel almaguer, nbc news. toprolitics now. esident trump is spending the weekend away from the white house. before he left washington friday, he took on his former attorney, michael cohen, challengcohen's testimony in front of congress, that he never asked for a pardon. the president saying cohen was lying again. nbc's white house correspondent, my colleague kellyel o'donn is in west palm beach near the president's estate. good morning. ing, porter: good mo peter. the president is switching back into campaign mode while he's here in florida. it comes at a time when he has a major new vacancy in his senior staff and a running feud with his former lawyer isin t a ew turn. escaping washingtowinter. the president and his family are back in horida, though left plenty of heat at the white house. stoking his public battle with former lawyer, fixer, and convicted felon, michael cohen.
>> michael cohen lied about the on. stone cold lie. >> reporter: the president making a new claim on twitter, frid referring to cohen as a fraudster. he directly asked me for a pardon. iaid no. cohen fired back, just another set of lies. but cohen has his own credibility convict, telling congress -- >> i have nev askedfor, nor would i accept, a pardon from president trump. >> reporter: however, cohen's lawyer says his legal team had made the request. >> his lawyers said they went to my lawyers and asked for pardons. >> reporter: no direct answer od a pardon consider for his former campaign chairman, paul manafort, convicted on bank andax fraud charges. >> i feel very badly for paul manafort. i think it has been a very, very tough time for him. >> reporter: sympathy aside, the president made a false claim about what the judge in manafort's case said.
>> the judge said there was no llusion with russia. this had nothing to do with collusion. there was no collusion. >> reporter: judge t.s. ellis had only made clearwa manafort not charged with any russia ection conspiracy. he did not offer an opinion about collusion. in the west wing, more turnover as the fifthommunications rector resigned. bill shine will take the position with the president's re-election campaign,aking a solemn stop in alabama. the president andirst lady toured damage from's sund deadly tornado. >> well, i saw this. it is hard to believe actually. >> reporter: paid their respects to victims and survivors. while in florida, the president one fundraiser last night. another coming up tomorrow. he will speak at that fundraiser. it is for both the republican national committee and his
re-election campaign. because it'll be on the grounds of mago, his estate, there will be no press coverage. we won't know what he has to say. >> kelly o'donnell, thank you. let's bring in john heaniwo. good m to you. >> morning, sheinelle. >> let's start with the jobs report. 20,000 new jobs last month. the projection was it'd be closer to $1180,000. it was a mixed report. unemployment dipped to 3.8% but wage growth was up. there were good notes in there, too. help usdecipher this. what does it mean for us? what does it mean for the president? >> well, a single month's job report doesn't necessarily signal exactly what's going on in the economy. these are oftenre sed later. you have an average amount over time. we have strong jobiv growth, the fact this recovery is ten years old. however, it is cle that the economy is slowing down. we saw that through the course of 2018 when they had a 4.2%
quarter in the second quarter. then it went down to i3.4%the third. 2.6% in the fourth. the federal reservets exp 2.3% growth in 2019 and lower after that. remember, the trump administration had promised consistent 3%owth. they're falling short of that. the question for the president is, how does he reconcile that, sell that during his re-election campaign? >> let's shift gears and talk about kmcommunications director big shine, movver to the re-election campaign. if we take a step back. what happened here an frankly, who is in charge of the >> donald trump is in charge of the messaging. >> fair enough. >> you showed the pictures of those variousomnications directo directors. the issue is not the president's staff. the issue is thepresident, his behavior, what he does, his policies. you know, bill shine became the fall guy for the continued bad
press that has gone anund throughout the entire range of white house staff. you also had thaew yorker" article earlier in the week that highlighted the very close connection between this white house and fox news. i think that was, to some degree, embarrassing for fox news and embarrassing for the white house, as well. >> let's turn to paul manafort. he was sentenced yesteo 47 months. federal guidelines give a range generally of 19 to 24 years. this is for fax and bank fraud. there's a new trial, for which he will be sentenced. it will take place a little later this week. the judge in that one is ov seeing the roger stone case, knows a little more about the robert mueller investigation. what should we expect toteing this week? >> well, jackson has a much different attitude toward the special counsel and robert mueller than judge ellis did.e
justs not finished speaking yet. 47 months was way below t .entencing guidelin amy vernon jackson can give ten years to pau manafort. the question is whether that is consecutive or overlaps with the sentence that paul manafort's already got. this is a 69-year-old man. he'll do a considerable amount of time in jailn any case. you can expect less of a deviation, i think, from judge jackson than you got from judge ellis. >> john harwood, thank yor your time. a setback this mddning in th murder case made famo by a podcast. a ruling that syad should not get a new trial. it airs this weekend, promising new discovers in the case.te molly h has more on all of it. good morning. >> peter, good morning to you. nice to see you both. as millions listen to his story, he always maintained his
innocence. he's been intw jaidecades and always hoped for another day in court. >> reporter: a second chance denied. on frida court rejected his bid for a new trial, reversing the decision of a lower court thatuled in his favor. the subject of a podcast, "serial." >> one story told week by week. >> reporter: his lawyer devastated but saying, we will not give rgup. hisent for a new trial was two pronged. first, his trial lawyer was defiant. he had to prove the deficiency which, in part, was failing to investigate the story of an alibi witns, hurt his case. >> the court concluded that sad's defense attorney at trial was deficient, then the court concluded that sayad didn't suffer prejudice because there was adequate evidence to support his conviction. >> reporter: so sayad's murder conviction and life sentence remain. >> he can ask the court to
reconsider its opinion, which will likely not be successful, and then he can ask the united states supreme court to review his case. >> reporter: sayad's case was an obscure murde mtery that went viral five years ago. >> someone is lying, and i really wanted tout figure who. >> reporter: journalist sarah kanig dug into the murder of e, apopular, bright, high school senior. she was found strangled in a shallow grave in baltimore. >> for physical evidence, there was none. >> reporter: the accused, her -boyfriend, honortudent and homecoming king, sayad. >> noone's ever been able to provide evidence. man, i had no reason to kill her. >> reporter: now, as sayad uses in court again, a new hbo documentary premiering sunday promises never before seen details and a whole new >> serial brought new evidence to the case. >> serial is not going to exonerate him. >> everyone interested in this case will be watching the hbo series to see if any new
evidence comes to light. sayad's lawyer said they're exploring three steps, but appeals move at a glacial case. the court get sos mas so many r, there's not many options for sayad. >> we're learning so much through the documentaries. >> the podcasts. >> molly, thank you very much. this morning, more than two don members of th u.s. women's soccer team are speaking out, saying enough is enough. they've just fired a gender discrimination lawsuit against their soccer federation, arguing the men's team gets more moneyo while not nearly as well on the field. nbc's ckathy park is here with more on that. >> morning. from wor championships to olympic gold medals, the u.s women's soccer team is built on nning. they said it is time to even the playing field. >> reporter: this morning, the u.s. women's soccer team is making moves off theit field a gender discriminaon lawsuit against their ployer, the u.s. soccer federation.
the goal? changing working conditions and what players get paid. >> what you're seeing is the women saying, listen, we are your most valuable product, and you are not treating us as such. >> reporter: it's the women's team that's excelled time time again on the biggest stages. four olympic gold medals andor three wld championships. the lawsuit filed from on n'ternational wo day alleges the u.s. soccer federation has utterly failed to promote gender equality. the world cup is used as an exosple. the men in the 2014 quarterfinals and earned $5.3 million bonuses. in 2015, the women l gots than $2 million for winning. >> the pay disparity between the men and women is just too large. >> they do the same jobs. when they have achievements, you need to recognize that and you need to recognize that equitably. >> carli lloyd, alex morgan, and
megan rapinoe, are the team's star athletes and amo the 28 players named in the class-action wsuit. formergoalkeeper, hope solo, filed her own pay gap complaint against u.s. soccer last year. >> it's been alonely, lonely road. >> reporter: today, she's no longer going solo. >> there is power in numbers, so i was hopingayhat this would happen, where the current national team players would finally overcome their own fear and the intimidation that u.s. soccer placed upon c therent national team players. >> reporter: no comment from u.s. soccer, as thers pla kick off this legal battle. >> speaking of which, can you talk about what the players are looking for in the lawsuit? >> the players are seeking backpay and damages. that could climb into the millions of dollars. this class action lawsuit means former players going back four years can join the lawsuit, as well. >> these women are sparked a revolution. >> absolutely. >> thanks.
dave is back with a quick look at the rest of the country's forecast. >> we gowe out . rain and mountain snow is what we're going to be dealing with in the sierra nevada and into the cascades. just about a foot, foot and a half of snowug rolling th maybe an inch or a little more than that in northern and central california. meanwhile, heavy snow could see upwards of a footth o or so as you head through sections of minnesota. severe weather rolls through the southeast once again. brace yourself, in the northeast and northe esern new england, m rain and snow as you wrap up the weekend. that's a quick look at our national map. here's a look at what's going on right where you are. >> good morning, everyone. meteorologist clay anderson. washington metropolitan area, we're going to be warng up this weekend. rain showers overnight tonight into tomorrow. otherwise, looking a forward to very nice weekend. how nice? take a look, everyone. make sure you move your clocks ahead. otherwise, temperatures will be ahead of yo temperatures in the upper 60s for your sunday. low 60s for your monday. we don't have any rain until friday. everyone,ou enjoy weekend.
take care. >> that's a quick look at your weather at 18 minutes past the hour, folks. >> david, thank you very much. what else did r. kelly say during that explosive interview with gayle king? new clips just released. plus, the video that went viral thanks to some impressive dance moves. that and more in our weekly download. looks like dave price. >> not yet. >> after this. the ross spring dress event is here-finally!
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deadly tornado. a massive tornado tore through alabama, bringing death and destruction. ot real.els it really does. >> the damage stretching for miles. the recovery expected to take months. o> actor luke perry, famous for his starring rol "beverly hills 90210" passed away days after suffering a massive stroke. >> hiseeading as bad boy di dylan mckay made him a teen sensation. >> i don't believe in winning through intimidation. >> over the next two decades, consistently appeared on the small screen. >> i wasn't spying. >> including his role on "riverdale," which introduced him to a new generation of fans. this is "jeopardy." >> a devtating announcement from long-time "jeopardy" host alex trebek. >> this week, i was diagnosed wittage 4 kanpancreatic cancer. >> he remained upbeat.
>> help me keep the faith, and we'll win. a startlingm revelation u.s. senator and decorated veteran martha malcsly. >> like you, i am also a military sexuaassault survivo survivor. i was ashamed and confused, and i tonught i was s but felt powerless. the perpetrators abuse their position of power in profound ways. >> mcsally revealing she was raped by a superior officer while serving in the air force. elsewhere on capitol hill, teenager whose mother kept him from getting vaccinated as a child spoke out in fav of vaccines. >> my mother would turn to anti-vaccine groups online anda, on social me looking for her evidence in defense, rather than health officials and through credible sources. >> when he turned 18 he defied her, doing his own research and getting vaccinated. >> for my mother, her love, affection, and care as a parent was used to push an agenda to
create a false distress. these sources which spread false information should be the main concern of the american people. wildestoments caught on camera. a driver took philadelphia police on a chase the wrongdo w a busy highway, slamming into anion coming car. luckily, no one was seriously hurt. a series of avilalanches on highways this week. amazingl amazingly, no one was killed. a different snow in canada, where this moose got stuck on top of a carport. witnesses say the animal h eventually fou way down. and a viral dance raking in millions of views this week got 'em saying wow. ♪ >> look at our faces. i watched that video at least 50 times. it was on my feed on i followed that site because they post a lot of dance videos.
i'm like, this guy is the real deal. >> here's the thing, in your head when you're dancing, you feel like you lookike that, but that is not what you normally look like. >> he is good. >> the best example would be our good friend dave price. weeks back, breaking it down with the carlton, which is sort of what we actually look like when dancing. g >> that'sng to haunt me now for the rest of my life. >> the sweater, let alone the dance. >> can we see it one more time? >> no. just stop. don't slow it down. >> t t was after backsurgery. >> i'm going to go to the class now in florida. i'm going to sign up right now. >> you did good. we just had to do llat. stio come on "today," with daylight saving time hours ago, lawmakers are saying we should never change our clocks again. thehe d of sussex celebrating international women's day a month before giving birth. will she ease up her schedule? i won't be here. but the nest challenge comparing high school you to you
now. >> this is a problem. >> it isor you. first, your messages. nc >> ann: this is a "news 4 today" news break. >> 7:26 on this saturday, march 9th. good morning to you.id i'm dculver. we want to start off with breaking news, coming out of prince george's county. this four-car crash on i-95 is deadly. one person losing their life. several lanes of raffic are still shut down at this hour. you're looking at video from earlier this morning. these areor thebound lanes of 95, just before powder mill road. all of that justoutside the beltway. state police tell one lane is getting by at this hour. as you can imagine, major backups because of this. stay with us. we'll continue to update you as we get more information. a major break in a shooting d.c. police are calling a case of enmistak identity. police arrested three men after
good morning. the big story is not the temperatures. th're uniform, in the l to mid 30s. the story is the visibility. 2 miles in leesburg. just above a mile in gaithersburg. 5 miles. we've dropped visibility in washington as the rock and roll marathon continues. they're jogging into some haze and some fog. less than a mile for fredericy the visibils going to be a factor until late in the morning. otherwise, the rest of us will enjoy a very nice temperatures in the 40s. guess what? david, we'll have temperatures in the 60s tomorrow. >> i'm liking that. a change to spring.da we'll you with more news
headlines and weather in 25 minutes. for now, let's send you back to new york and the "today" show. re we' we're back on saturday morning, march 9th, 2019. it is chilly outside, but that certainly doesn't stop these guys. this is live look at soccer hosted by the new york city football club on rockefeller plaza. the end of the afternoon, it' be packed. >> they always have something good going on. total of 24 hours, more than 700 people expected to take part. all of this u leadito the nyc football club's opening at yankee stadium tomorrow. let's begin with a check of headlines. a major winter storm o movingr the country today. bringing snow, rain, to possible srnadoes. thishe fourth weekend in a row with severe winter weather in the east. the third in a row for the south, including balin unty,
alabama, where floods have forced people out of their homes. jussie is speaking out, calling the 16 felony counts against his client vindictive and overkill. on friday, a chicago grand jury charged the "empire" actor with ely reporting a hate crime to police. smollett insists he was beaten by two men in a racist and homophobic . police say he hired hiss ttacker as a publicity stunt. ifconvicted, smollett could face up to 48 years behind bars. take a look at this. actor anthony hopkins' $ million home is dangling precariously above a cliff. is rese es of rainstorms are eroding the ground underneath his malibu mansion. the house survived last year's wildfires. the home next door, not so lucky. w, with nothing to hold the soil, hot consistencsis house f from calling into the sea. while r. kelly remains behind bars for his failure to
pay more than $160,000 in child support, we're getting a new look at whate had to say during the contentiousinterview from gayle king earlier this week. morgan chesky is live in los angeles with more. gorning. >> good morning. r. kelly facing serious charges of child abuse today -- sexual abuse, rather. we saw the most explosi clips from the interview, but cbs h released even more, as kelly defends himself in the face of e mounting allegations. >> reporter:inger r. kelly behind bars, jailed for not paying child support, $160,000 worth. >> i've been told by his team that they'reng raihe money and, hopefully, he'll be out. >> reporter: the past two weeks changing a decades long musicre . february 22nd, police arrested robert kelly, charging him with ten counts o sual abuse involving four women, three of them younger than 17. this week, kelly sat down with gayle king of "cbs this arning"
toress the accusation. >> believe me, man, this is not me. they're lying on me. they're lying on me. bro.ool, >> robert. >> i'm cool. i'm good. i'm notai abecause i'm telling the truth. i'm not afraid because i'm telling the truth. >> reporter: his alleged victims speaking theirwn truth. mcgee, who said kelly abused her, said this. >> kelly is what the world knows. robert is what everyone witnessed in his interview when he just got out of control. >> reporter: despite the growing claims against the 52-year-old, kelly's two living girlfriends standing by his side. clarey brought to tears as shear blamed herts for trying to ruin her relationship. >> this is someone's life that youuys are jeopardizing. >> the dude is a monster. the things he do to these young ladies is not >> reporter: the singer was acquitted on child pornography charges in 2008. kelly says this will end no
differently, as he denies all accusations brought against him. >> people are going back to my past and trying add all of this stuff now to that. f make all the stuff that's going on nowl real to people. >> the past is relevant with you with underage girls. solutely, no, it's not. >> there is no word yet onhen kelly will be able to pay the rest of the child support he does owe. he'll be back in court march 22nd on those sexual abuse charges. peter, sheinelle? >>nkmorgan, tha you. time for another check of the weather from dave. >> announcer: today's weather is brought by captain marvel. discover what makes her a hero. in theat s now. >> boy, we have a lot to talk about, so let's bring up the maps and see what's happening. eit is snow, as head to the northern plain states. once again, we're talki about upwards of a foot of snow rolling through sectf the dakotas and into minnesota, as
well. 16 million people impacted in winter storm warnings and advisories posted across a large swath of the northern plain states, through the upper midwe midwest, in fact, wisconsin, too. we are going to see a storm system begin tth roll on ugh, and that is going to bring heavy rains to sections of the midwest through the ohio valley. hey snow for the northern plains, as we mentioned, through the upper midwest. gustwinds. as we roll through into sunday, we're looking at snow for gusty winds continue to roll through the northeast. a combination of rain and snow through the 95 corridor. how much snow are we going to get? minnesota gets walloped once again. so do the dakotas, pushing eastward towarden marquette, g bay, the northern u.p. of michigan. as we head to the northeast, look at that, once again, we could see in some locations upwards of 1/2 foot or so. that's a quick look at the national map.
here's a look of what's going on right where you are. >> gd morning, everyone. meteorologist clay anderson. we will not be concerned about any snow across ourar. we're waking up on the cool side. temperatures in the 30s. still some fog in areas of prince george's and montgomery county, which is keeping thoseu temper down. we will be warming up for the weekend. some rain overnight tonight into sunday. make sure you set the clocks forward. we say set the clocks forward because you'll mis out on that sunday, everyone. 68 degrees, high temperature tomorrow. 62 formonday. enjoy, everyone. >> 7:36 right now. that is your look at the weather, folks. >> thank you, dave. still to come, actress brie larson making history and dominating the box office in "captain marvel." we'll catch up with her. the serious health issues brroght to the for this week by some of the hollywood's biggest names. what you can do t protect yourself and your loved ones. we'll walk you through that. first, these messages. was really behind. it made me sad, you know, because, like, well, i know she's smart. it was tough until i found abcmouse.com
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recent celebrity deaths and illnesses have pu iserious healues at the forefront. >> from whoopi announcing she almost died, and luke perry f dyinm a stroke, to alex trebek saying he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. many are wondering, am i at risk, john torres is here to go through signs of the serious es dise it was a week where we thought, gosh, what is going o >> a lot happened. >> whoopi talked about the fact she almost died. what happened, and how c that happen? >> she had pneumonia, which turned into sepsis. it ishe biggest reason for hospitalizations and the biggest cause of sepsis, whi will be a lethal condition, septic shock. if you think about it, pneumonia is one of those things where it is an infection of the lungs itself. if it goes outside the lgs and gets into the bloodstream, it can lead to sepsis. se
symptoms can vary. typical typically, people get fevers, a cough that won't go away, and chest pain, as well. this includes infections like the flu, which is why i en turage people to get flu shot. >> people were stunned to hear about the passing of luke perry. became fous in"90210" that a generation grew up with this guy. he was just 52 years d. he had suffered a stroke. how common is that, and what can we do? what are the warningkeigns to eyes out for? >> it is more common than people think.pl 800,000 p get strokes in the u.s. every year. 1/3 with under the age of 10% are under the age of 45. 80,000 people under the age of 45 get strokes. the risk factorsre high blood pressure, highob cholesterol, it obesity, diabetes, smoking. if you have those, get them under control or stop the things you can stop, like smoking to feel better. >> he had a massive stroke.
is there anything teparate a pre-stroke, warning signs, versus all the way to the other end of the spectrum? >> kno the warningigns for stroke. time is brain. meaning, the longer you wait, the more brain tissuyou'll lou lose, and it continue comeback. think of f.a.s.t. ask the person to smace. if the is drooping, that's a sign. raise both arms. it isy can't get one up a sign of weakness. s is speech. if it is slurred, or if they're co, the t comes in, meaning call 911. that's for time. write downhe time symptoms start. that helps us as doctors treat them. >> this week, alex trebek, we d learned he gnosed with pancreatic cancer, stage 4, i think, we learned this week, as well. this was stunning to a lot of people. give us the breakdown on that number. itngs a devasta illness for a lot of people. >> it is a devastating illness for a lot of people. cancer, they stage it in four stages. stage one and twot means
inside the pancreapancreas, hase out. stage three is oside of the pancreas and harder to treat. stage 4 means it's gone to the other parts of the body. the problem is, there are vague s symptoms, vague bac >> i frankly didn't know this, dave, your brother was diagnosed couple years ago with pancreatic cancer, stage 4. he's fighting this thing. he lives nearby. you spend time together. how important is ths hope, that sense of hope, with the stats as scary as you are? >> when you get the diagnosis, as you know, it'sda so . it's so terrifying. my brother's doctor, who is just an angel on earth, dr. allison, e pointed at m brother and said, the only statistic that matters is yours. there is reason to hope. that's what we do. with precision medine w,
novel therapies, genetic research a the role of baraka, pre-screening, the possibility of finng early detection at some point. you've got to have peho to alex trebek, he's got to have hope. to the other who are going to be diagnosed this year, you've got to have hope. to myr,emarkable brot can tell you, he has great hope. >> that's the biggest thing people can do, is have hope and fight the figh >> you kno what, we're talking about it and raising awareness. hopefully get the research dollars. dave and i were talking this morning. we talk about breast cancer and heart health. this is another one we have to look at. >> you have to get screens and derstand the symptoms and role of genetics. you've got to fight. >> something to think about this morning. >> thank you, guys. >> we'll be right back. e.>> thanks for sharing, d wnthe- [gasp] cause you booked a sitter to get a wax before your much-anticipated kid-free five-day beach vacation with your husband, [yay!]
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