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. good erning, insid the > good morning. inside the cockpit. breaking this morning, recordings from the doomed lion 737 max jet. the crews frantic attempts to save the plane in the final desperate moments. a new report that the very same plane nearly crashed the das before and saved by an off duty pilot in the right place at the right time. this morning, lingering health concerns at the burning plant in texas. >> i don't think anybody can look at it and say everything is fine. war of words. president trumpin escalatg his fluids with the husband of a top aide and the family of senator
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john mccain. >> i was never a fan of john mccain and i never will be. >> cindy mccain revealing the ha te-filled messages she's receiving online. all that plus deal or no deal. pats owner robert kraft offered a way out of his prostitution case but with a major catch. major breakthrough, what women need to know about the first drug eve approved fo treating postpartum depression. powerball soars to more tha $500 million. f >> announcer:m nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi and good morning. welcome to "today." nice to have you with us, the first officia day of spring. >> you are dressed bri at as
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sunshine. i'll hold this throughout the entire show. >>ou bring your sunglasses? our top story this morning, alarming new development in the deadly crashes that have led to the global grounding of boeing 737 max planes inclung what s happening inside the cockpit of one of those doomed flights. nbc's tom costello has bee covering this from the beginning. tom,rn good g. >> reporter: good morning. this was an all-out emergency battle to save that aircraft. the pilots did not understand why that pla was in a nosedive and headed for the water.ul mately they were not able to save the aircraft. we know the day before similar emergency happened to the same plane, different crew, but thanks t the very quick thinking of a third pilot on board, they did save the plane. th morning as the 737 max fleetains grounded amid multiple investigations, new details about lastoctober's lion air crash that killed all 189 people on board.
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according to three people with knowledge of the just-released voice recorder, as the pilots of the 737 max were scrambling to keep control of the plane, they desperately began sourcing a handbook, struggling to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, running out of time before hitting the water inin nesia. nbc news didn't have access to the recording or the transcript. it comes as new information is released about another 737 max air flight a day before the lion air crash where pilots got help from an unexpected source as that jet began diving downward. an off deity pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit correctly diagnosed the problem, telling the crew how t dable mcas and save the plan. investigators exahining moh's indonesian crash are investigating and whether the pilots had enough training to
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respond approprialy to the emergency among other factors. meanwhile, this morning, captain chesle sully sullenberger, known as one of america's best-known pilots is weighing in, famous for that radio call during a harrowing emergency landing. >> we may end u in the hudson. >> he saved the lives of everyone on board during the miracle on the hudson landing back in 20 09d. now with the 737 max fleet grounded, captain sully is criticizing the for aa letting boeing conduct certification inspections on stselfing it has created inherent conflicts of interest. a market watch op-ed he also writes boeing and the faa have been found wanng in this ugly saga that began years ago but home to roost. a former ntsb chief agrees. >> it's not a question of whether the faa has enough resources and enough talent to do the job.
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it's their responsibility to do the job. >> understaffed and underfunded, congress allowed if faa to delegate more authority to boeing to certify the new 737 max meets faa criteria. now boeing is under fire for not telling pilots about the new anti stall software program on the max called mcas,asuspected inoctober's crash in indonesia and last week's class in ethiopia. former faa accident investigations chief jeff guzzetti. boeing will always be perceived as being profit oriented as opposed to safety. they know how much it costs when theirirplanes crash and they're also motivated by safety. crashes. has been r: the fa going for more than a year right now without a leader. no administrator, but an acting administrator. now the h white house nominated a new head of the faa.
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his name is steve dixoormer delta executive in charge of operations. he will be enominated. senate will have to approve him. mo aviation experts i talk to think he's a good choice. >> the lion air cra happened tober. that was five months ago, and only now is information coming out about it. i guess the question is like what took so long? >> reporter: yeah, listen, it always takes a while t read reporter: it always takes a while to read through those black boxes a the indonesian authorities are responsible for deciding what to release to the . we did know this was allegedly an mcas problem, ae softw problem. boeing is pushing through a software upgrade to address that. as for why it took so long to t the information out of the black boxes, that's up to the indonesians. >> you mentioned the software problem mcas pretty earlyon. it was the leading theory it was essentially it going haywire that allowed this to happen.
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i know they're grounded now. the software update hadn't gone through as recently as last week. what was taking so long with. th >> reporter: still hasn't gone through. boeing is saying it could come as early next week. that may address an issue with a softwareglitch. that won't get the plane back in the air. this will have to be ceraified by the faa. they want to make sure there's not another problem or two playing into the scenario with two planes down in fivemonths. once the united states decides the max can fly again, other countries will have to make that decision and some may not be in a rush to do so. >> there's the whole question of pilots, training 737 pilots l you fele they should have had a lot more training on this new version of t 737. >> and are now demandingme simulator not just an ipad program. >> tom, thank you very much. crews have finally managed to extinguish that massive
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inferno that raged for three days at a chemical plant near houston, texas. gabe gutierrez has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: hoda, dramatic change this morning after in initially pla to let this thing burn itself out,te firefi late tuesday went on the attack. a short time ago t managed put this fire out. this inferno raging since early sunday morning at thishemical storage facility near houston. a plume at one point could be seenar ass austin. the tell cals that were burning had been used in glues and paint thinners. this fire had been burning so hot there wereaj lingering health concerns. local authorities insisted that the air quality was safe. but some localts resid here weren't quite so su, even keeping kids home once class reopened. today firefighters will continue tanksay down the storage
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to prevent the fire from reigniting. this fire burning since early sunday morning is now finally out. >> good news there, thank you. mike pence got a firsthand look at the devastation from the flood water in nebraska and iowa. the flooding there left four people dead and caused more than a billion in damage to crops, livestock and road ama is working to expedite a request for federal emergency declaration to open the way for moreor aid those states. krig joins the table working anotherst y. >> president trump heating up several on going feuds, one of those with the husband of top aid kellyanne conway, another with john mccain's family. peter alexander is covering this for us. >> reporr: president ump's seeming obsession with john mccain is no secret.
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he first claimed mccain wasn't a war hero. now, nearly seven monthsfter mccain's death, the president is still taking aim, drawing outrage from mccain's family and at least one pronent senator. still most republicans remain. sile >> this morning cindy mccain is speaking out after the president doubled down in his feud with her late husband join. >> i was never a fan of john mccain and i never will be. >> mccain's widow posting a privat message she received on the same day. the message saying from someone saying they were glad her husband was dead before going after her daughter meghan mccain also speaking out against the president. >> my father was his kryptonite in life. he's his kryptonite in death. >> reporter: senator mitt romnea i can't understand by the president once again disparaging a man as exemplary as my friend john mccain. even drawing criticism from fox
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news. >> it comes amid anotnr feud betw president trump and george conway. now blasting mr. conway as a totaloor after he suggested tat the president is not mentally fit serve, even posting from t american siek psychiatric society. george conway who bowed out of consideration for a justice department role two years ago has become one of the president's most persistent critics. he administration is like a [ bleep ] show in a dumpster fire and i'm like, don't do that. >> reporter: while his wife is often the president's chief defender. >> the president has compromised. he has come to the table and come to where they are. >> reporter: mr. conway saying
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the tweetsed are a at avoiding conflicts with his ewife. tweeting is so i can get it off my chest and move on with my life that y. frankly it's so i don't end up screaming at kelly ann about it. eclined to comment on th state of his marriage only telling "the washington post" he wished his wifek didn't wor the white house, insisting he remained proud of her and wast no jealous. >> peter alexander a the white house, thank you. we have more to get to including patriots owner robert kraft and the other men charged in that prostitution sng in florida. they're now offered plea deals. as nbc' kerry sandepo s, they come with big catches. >> robert kraft is facing two misdemeanor charges of solicitation of a prostitute. the deal he's being offered, and the other men caught up in the bust, would have to admit they would have to have been proven guilty at trial.
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robert kraft facing o hiswn fourth down decision, does he take a plea deal and avoid a possible criminal record or will he go court and fight two misdemeanor charges of solicitingprostitution. if the 77-year-old kraft takes the deal, it' not without consequences. the billionaire businessman and two dozen oths received this letter from the palm beach county prosecutors spell the offer, each man charged can avoid prosecution if they admit the evidence would be enough to convict, complete a cours about th dangers of prostitution, get screened for sexually transmitted disease and, if needed, get treatment. plus they'd have to complete100 hours of community service and paa $5,000 fine for each chge. palm beach state attorney saying the offer of a deferred prosecution agreement with several conditions to first time
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offenders is standard in cases like this. kraft hasd den any illegal activity and pled not guilty. his attorney did not respond to c news' request for comment. richard kibbeh is aawyer who represents some of the other men charged with solicitation. they could face professional consequences if, to avoid prosecution, they admit they would have been convicted. >> whether or not to accept this plea offer wl depend on each client that has different needs and wants. anybody that has licenses orca rears at stake, may be forced not to accept it. >> reporter: for kraft, his legal choice here could have unintended consequences. t according nfl's conduct policy, owners just like aayers, are held to higher standard. >> i think there will be immense presrom many parties on roger goodell to at least do something with robert kraft even if legally he has the charged dropped or is fou not rguilty.
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orter: now one of the league's most prominent owners has a tough choiceke to take the deal or fight the case in course. av also reached out to the nfl for comment and not heard back. kraft now has eight days to accept or reject t. de if he accepts, the sources within the state attorney's office tell us he will have to show up in court himself. >> erkerry, thank youmuch. here we go again. better get your tickets. p tonight'serball jackpot is worth a whopping $550 million. that's the eighth largest powerball prize ever. that jackpot has been growing since december.wi if you you can choose annual payments or take home a lump sum of $335 million before taxes. >> i that story every time. >> happy spring, by the way. happyspring, mr. roker. >> not yet. $5:56 p.m. >> , winter is over. >> you want some joy?
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i'm in on the office pool for the b powerball. gerard is collecting it. we've got rain making its way from chicago all the way back down to texas. nebraska, think of this, o95% the people are affected by this flood in the state. % of the land mass. that's pretty the good news is they've got dry weather today. this system is pushing to t east, bringing rain to chicago, cleveland, detroit, all the way to memphis. then it continues to the east. a secondary system is developing. a coastal low. if this was a mon ago, we'd be talking about a nor'easter. it will push to the nth with heavy wind and rain. snow on the back side of this for northern new england. here is what we're looking at. heavy rain and flooding, airport delays, new york city down to d.c.ttsburgh, isolated rainfall, two inches. we're talking heavy wind. that's why we'll see power outages. wind gusts by friday.0 up to miles per hour along the coast and then snowfall is going to be concentrated, tug
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hill platea upstate new york and inland sections of new england, upward six to 12nc ihes of snow. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning erybody. fairly sunny start to your wednesday. high clouds moving in now. clouds will thickenater inhe afternoon. no rain to worry about today. not the case tomorrow. 100% chance for rain on yourur ay. wednesday off to a cold start. elow freezing in most of
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your suburbs. today afternoon temperatures in the low to mid 50s with a gradsl increase in clo today. rain tomorrow and mid afternoon showers on friday. on that friday, also a lot of wind. >> lookingt savannah, but i'm thinking hot dog. stard, baby. >> you have to follow the train of thought, yellow, mustard. otherwise, i don't know how to the first school has taken action against students caught >> in the college admissions scandal. > imagine getting a call your i child kidnapped and will be harmed if you hang up the phone. what all families need to know about this terrifying new scam. first this is "today" on c. molly: my np spends a lot of time
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now let's check on your commute with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> goodmorning. bethesda outer loop of the beltway at river road,sh c here earlier that's cleared. delays still hanging around cheve cheverly still getting by. slower spot at 16 miles per hour. aaron? >> melissa, thank yow tonight on news 4 at 5:00 and 6:00, adi urbing investigation into ani chevy che living center. >> what one man says he found when he went to check on his mother. we'll take a break. ur forecast is next. [female voiceover] with the penfed car buying service from penfed credit union, you can get rates as low as 1.49% apr on new vehicles. and everyone is welcome to apply. visit penfed.org [music]
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some spots. get the latest forecast by using our nbc washington app. >> chuck, thank you. another local news update in about 25 minutes. >> back to the "today" show after this short break. have a great day.
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hey, everybody, 7:30 now on th 7:30 on this wednesday morning, march 20th. look at 'sthat. th official. spring arrives. it's notorpparently ang to al roker until 5:58 p.m. eastern. we're live in the plaza with flowers.nd we're out in a little bit. >> ready to bloom. let's get to the headlines of the morning and the new details about the doomed lion air jet. the cockpit voice recorder show that pilots were sambling to keep control of the planes in the moments before it crashed. according to reuters, thee eople with knowledge of the recorders content say the pilots began scouring a handbooko struggling understand why
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that jet was lurching downwards. bloomberg news also learned just one day before that crash, pilots on the very same plane lost control of the aircraftwe t saved by an off duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit. the suspect behind the mosque attack inhr cist church new zealand was headed to a third target when he was caught by police. he did not reveal where that third destination was butid d say police searched t site for possible explosives. the shooter killedpe0 le. the suspect, a 28-year-old australian is being held at a christ church jail. a group ofkierse re happy toalive. they gotn caught up ian avalanc avalanche. the group of friends getting ready to ski down a slope when a huge ridge of snow suddenly collapsed. the man whoid captured thateo on his helmet camera said he
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didn't know how many friends might be buried. thankfully everyone managed to make it out okay. the latest on the massive college cheating scandal. one university taking action students caught up in the scam. nbc's joe fryer has the latest on that. hey, joe, gmod ing. >> that's right. the university of southern california says it's nowst inating students who may be linked to the admissions scandalre which means the losing big privileges at least for now. this is one of the schools impacted by the scheme. all those universities are wrestling withow tospond. a week after the admissions scandal rocked the college world, c is taking action against students whose parents ig buckssed of paying to get their kids into college. ace school is placing holds on those studentsunts. that means they can't register for classes or get transcripts. the school won't confirm how ny students are impacted but says these students have been notified. following the , we'll take the proper action related to
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their status up to revoking admission or expulsion. >> i believef usc and other themselvest to claim as a victim, they have to take action so thispe never h again. >> reporter: at wake forest, a different approach. the women'sal volle coach, phil ferguson is on administrative leave after he was charged in a scandal. police say he took a bribe to get one student into the school. wake forest says the student is currently en tlled. s time we do not plan to take any action against her when there is no evidence she had any knowledge of the alleg financial transaction. nbc news reached out to the coach for comment, but has not heard back. he's one of 50 people facing charges. 33 of them parents including celebrities felicity huffman and lori loughlin. authoritiesginally said at least eight w collegese impacted by the multimillion dollar scandal, nonehich has been charged with crimes. now it's spread to another school, uc berkel, which is investigating the acceptance of a former student after a parent
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was charged in the scandal. the parent's accused of making two $100,000 payments to have someone take pre college cams in place. of his two so the fake test taker through from tampa to los angel and using a fake id took the s.a.t. in jordan's score scoring 2280 out of a possible 2400. in a new statement uc berkeley says we're aware of the indictment and looking into the allegation. his attorney says the children have not been accused of impropriety and achieved great accomplishments in their own right. >> you mention uz was talking about revoking admission, maybe even expulsion if they found wrongdoing. there are some students who apparently have already graduated. >> reporter: that's right.
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experts in some schools says ons ility that diplomas that had been inferred could be revoked. that would depend on what investigation finds. >> wt a tangled web. mr. roker isack with another check of the forecast. >> that's right. we told you about how warm it was in seattle yesterday. they're running the taote. r daily record yesterday, 79 degrees. that's also a monthly record. all other records, and we'll probably see a third record today in seattle as temperatures soar. we're looking at a high todayf 77. that's 22 degrees above average. bend oregon, right where it should be, missoula, montana,0 degree above average as well. as we continue to look to the east, we'll see cooler temperatures tomorrow in louisville, atlanta and new orleans. in mieapolis, 48 degrees. heading into the weekend, after a little dip on saturday, new york city by sunday, 57. 73 and sny in birmingham.
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dallas a high of 75. warming up to 62 in st. louis. that's what's going on around the country.he is what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, everybody. sies arell not so cloudy, but these clouds will thicken as we go ler into theday. off to a cold start this morning. mid 20s in the western suburbs, low to mid 30s around the d.c. metro ea. foreca today, typically chilly through the first half of the day, and even though it turn mostly cloudy, afternoon temperatures should recover into the lownd mid 50s. enjoy the dry weather today. 100% chance of what could be heavy rain tomorrow. very windy on your friday. >> that's your latest weather. mr. roker, thank you. coming up, an inside look at life in aob ser house as wendy williams reveals her secret treatment for >> what all women need to know about the first drug that specifically targets postpartum >>pression just approved by the fda.
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this morning . this morthng on in d today, we have a warning for parents about a scam making its way across the country and it's really scary. >> it is.'s italled virtual kidnapping. it's happening mee and m frequently with two new cases in southern california just this week alone. nbc's gadi schwartz has details on this one.od morning. >> good morning, hoda. this scam comes with a call from somebody that says they've kidnapped your child. everything they do isig dd to make you panic, keep you on the phone and prevent you from figuring out this all a fake. we've got someips on how to keep your family safe. imagine this, a stranger calls
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andays he's kidnapped your kid to you only have moments act. that's exactly what kathy gross says happened to her. >> i was 100% sure it was her. she was hysterical, crying, mom, i need help. they took me, put men a van. >> reporter: the voice wasn't her daughter, but sounded convincing enough. >> a man's voice came on the s line andd you better not better one, missy, you not hang up. we have him. >> jordan gross' her son, that slipup tipping her off to thescam. >> there's no limits they'll say to scare you to death and go money.send >> reporter: local authorities say there were two other similar cases in her community. investigators saying scammers have been tar hundreds of affluent familiehe across family and many in southern california. the calls likely comg from
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inmates in mexican prisons. >> they're learning yourhild's name, where they go to school. then they refer to your child by name. >> investigators say a lot of that information may be coming from your own social media. some calls appears unknown numbers while other scams are much more sophisticated. >> olympic swimmer rowdy games. >> popped up her face and her number. ld have no reason to believe it was not her. >> the other person on the line was threatening to slit her throat. >> reporter: across the country, the same groupmf s hers were trying to extort money from madiso when gains demanded to speak to her. >> she said i'm okay, but i need help. >> that was all gains needed to hear. he set out to meet the scammers demands, recording some of it on her cell phone. he grew suspicious when they pasked forment in gift cards. his wife calling 911, finding
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out it sll a hoax. the fbi says to slow the situation down by asking for more tim to get t money, also trying getting aholdf your loved one using a separate phone, ask questions only your child would know finally call police. >> gadi, i know this is horrible. what are authorities doing to catch tse guys >> this a hard crime to trace. there have been arrests here in the united states of peopl working with some of the scammers who call from mexican jails. butecause the use contraband phones, tracking them is pretty difficult. the best t tng you can do protect yourself is to talk to your family about it ahead of time, come up with family code word or questions and answers that only your loved ones would >> thank you, gadi. one expert said if you g a scam call, put them on speaker and try to text yourkid. sometimes you don't have a second phone. also be wary about what your kids post online. if your kid is on spring break somewhere and the scammer knows it because they've looked online
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ll, snaes the richest new player in sports as carson joins the table, the talker of the >> baseball superstar mike trout just agreed to a record $430 million deal with the los angeles angels. to put that in perspective, when you adjustornflation, trout is going do make three times more than it costs to build the stadium that he plays in. >> mike trout, first pitch swing. that's way out of here. >> the first $400 million man in sports. sources around baseball are reporting thengels have re-signed mike trout for numbers that are eye-popping. 12 years and $430 million. abt $36 million annually. the 27-year-old is already considered by many to be the st player in the game. in his seven full seasons,s he' won the american league most
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valuable player twice and come in second another fou >> when you look back at mike's career, you're going to talk about mike in the same breath as ruth, garrick, dimaggio, williams, mays, mantle. >> i want toe play like m trout. >> he did it again. come on! >> reporter: when asked about a possible new contract earlier i the week, trout layed itcoy. >> i'm not going to talk about that. like i said, i've come to get ready for spring, get ready for the season. >> reporter: if it seems like these massive sports paydays are getting more frequent, they are. three of the large s contracts rts history have all come within the past month. trout, bryce harper joining the phillies and mannydo mac heading to the san diego padres. of the top ten contracts in sports, all but boxer canal
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alvarez's deal on a streaming service are in baseball. i baseball the only american ut team sport wit a salary cap. the lgue also signed two new lucrative tv deals helping push a new influx of green into the diamond. trout's is the largestotal ontract in sports history. >> that'sdrilled, out to right center field. gone! >> reporter: though his $36 million annualy sal is still slightly bind basketball's steph curry who earns over $37 million a yearis with shorter contract. but his $400 million block buster deal is pulling in more cash than many bona fide box office hits, outearning what "jurassic park" and "lion king" made domestically. >> about $220,000 a game, about $55,000 per at-bat. we did the math. outside this season, regular saturday or sunday, $99,000
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every day. >> just waking up, havingea ast. >> an article this morning this morning said it's actuall a good deal. if you break down the analytics, projecting him out 15 years now versus value, the best player through age 26 baseball has ever had, it's a deal. they said it could have been double that. >> pre supposes he stays healthy. >> he's a big weather fan, too. he's done weather with jim cantore. >> now it's your turn, babe. >> come on in, drought. straight ahead, carrie underwood gets real about bouncing backfter having her second baby. >> jill's steals and deals will help you create the kitchen of your dreams after your local news and weather. with our almond trees in our blue diamond orchard in california. my parents' job is to look after them. at almond breeze we only use california grown blue diamond almonds in our almondmilk. ♪ and it's my job to test the product.
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7:56 is your time now on this wednesday, march 20th, 2019. good morning everyone. i'm eunyang. let's get right to a check on your commute with melissa mollet an your first 4 traffic. >> in beltsville southbound 95 afte powder mill, right side locked by a disabled vehicle. we're seeing a lot of delays inbound on 50 and southbound on 295. inbound 395 south of duke street, also a fittle slowm an incident there. >> melissa, thank you. we'll take a break and check your forecast next. stay with us. (dog vo) my new beneful superfood blend
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>> still a cold morning. temperatures in the 20s and 30s across the area.he ed for a high today up near 55 degrees. a little bit of sunshine getting through now. eventualki these will become mostly cloudy lat on in the da could be heavy rain tomorrow, an inch or more is likely. friday will be super windy around re. blustery weather will continue into your saturday. >> chuck, thank you. l anotheral news update in 25 minutes. for now back to the "today" show after this short break.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, inside the cockpit. overnight djust-release voice recordings from one of the 737 max crashes, the pilot scrambling to read the manual while trying to keep control of the plunging plane. what does this mean for the grounded fleet? we're live with the latest. plus,al med breakthrough. the new drug approved by the fda to treat ptpartum depression. secret struggles. tv host wendy williams opens up about her battle with addiction. >> for some time now, and even today and beyond, i have been
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living in sober house. tat she's saying about that on going struggle a messages of support pouring in from all over. today,wednesday, march 20th, 2019. 1300 miles away from our neck of the woods, fayetteville, arkansas. >> hi my family and fends in tennessee. >> from st. louis, happy first day of spring. ♪ >> hi t our moms in ohio. >> we love you and sonny es, too. >> hello "today" show. we're enjoying the last shnow o the year in ohio. my dre come true. >> that is just the sweetest plaza full of dreams coming true. our dream is coming strue,ing is finally here. >> knocking on the door. >> by the way, that crowd is pretty phenomenal.
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if you'ret sitting home saying how can i get in on this, we're waiting for you. send us with a video, manchester mytodayplaza. put it on insta or twitter. you never know. we start witg breakin news air jet doomed lion that crashed back in october. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us. he's got the latest. tom, good morning. >> several pieces of informaon thisrning. reuters is reporting this morning the pilots of the doomed lion air flight back in october were really struggling amongst themselves to figure out why was their plane in this fatal nosedive, headed right for the water. they were talking back and forth. in, actually consulting with one of their manuals, but able to figure out what the problem was and ultimately the plane crashed. however, the day before, thatla same pne was involved in another close call. in that case a pilot who was dead-heading, in otrds, catching a ride in the cockpit,
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he recognized what the problem was,ameproblem. he said disconnect the mcas system, theutated software program we've been talking about for so long. they did, they disconnected it and the plane landed safely. the next day, the fatal trip. banwhile today, captain sully sullenberger issting the faa and boeing saying the relationship between those two far too cozy with the regulator delating some of its inspection authority to boeing itself. he says that's unhealthy and now we have twocr plane h, fatal crashes in five months. savannah, back to you. >> tom, thank you. >> the inferno that started sunday at a chemical storage site near houston was finally extinguied overnight. crews will keep spraying the am or the tanks to keep them from reigniting. a smoke plume at one point extended more than 150 miles. concerns have been air quality.
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the storage company and state officials insist they have not detected any immediate health hazards. we have an importantedal breakthrough to tell you about. the fda approved the first drug specifically developed to treat postpartum depression. dr. nalie saazar is here with a closer look. how big a deal is this breakthrough? >> incredibly welcome news for thousandsf women w suffer from postpartum depression. this drug is actually a synthetic version, a made version of a hormone that is normallyroduced by progesterone. we talk about progesterone a lot in the postpartum period, that the levels plummet and that's one of the major explanations for why women suffer from popartum depression it's a very targeted therapy, a very unique drug for this particular setting. >> it's not a pill that you take. >> correct.
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>> at any time if you experience postpartum debregs in the year following the birth of the child, you could go in and get the treatment but you've got to go to ahospital. >> absolutely, savannah. theoretically anybody could be a candidate forgetting this medicine. i think we' see it most in women suffering from moderateo severe depression where we need a response very quickly. kly, withinrks qu hours todays, and also for women that failed standard treatment. >> does it last, if you take the treatment? >> they only followed women out for about 30 days. we'll see in terms of more long-term benefits. but as you mention, savannah, it is somethingha has to be administered in a medical center or supervised setting. one of the main side effects happened to be fapting and also dizziness. patients had to be monitored. they did well. >> it comes through an iv and you're layingn the hospital. >> and very expensive. >> $20,000. why so expensive?ew >> most drug therapies,
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especially intravenous therapies will have a big price tag. we're hoping because it's fda approved, that insurancemp ies will cover it. researchers are waiting to get approve f u during breast-feeding. esearchers are optimistic tha will be the case. very exciting. a police pursuit in los angeles ended with moves nobody ed. highway patrol officers purposely hit the suspect's cart forcing h spin out and stop. with guns drawn,rd theyed him to step out, he steps out and starts to comply and then pulls this stunt. >> dancing in the middle of laurel canyon. the suspect raised his shirt to show he wasn't med. then waited patiently to be handcuffed and arrested. >> not to speculate, i would assume that drugsand/or alcohol ivolved. >> didn't see the break dancing coming. time for your"morning boost." a soldier came home to tennessen
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early afterrly a year in the middle east. he posed as apaing partner to -- he drops a hint whe he calls the ball by his nickname. >> come on shib. >> is yhat all got? >> daddy? >> every me. >> that 9-year-old over come by emotion, by the way. the sergeant has three olderen chilho served in the military. special praise for his wife the y she holds everything >> two-minute sparring thing that goes on. and then he says, daddy and it's just a crusher. even craig is >>crying. e should stop. >> every time i think we've
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♪ ♪ baby i'm not even in a gown ♪ and the only thing u have to say is wow ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop drop say oh my drop drop drop ♪ ♪ make u say oh my god my drop drop ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop make u say oh my god ♪ ♪ and you never felt this type of emotion ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop drop say oh my drop drop drop ♪ ♪ make u say oh my god my drop drop ♪ ♪ make you're jaw drop make u say oh my god ♪ we are back with more of o we're back with more of our series, battling addiction. talk show ht wendy williams gets candid about her struggle. >> on her show yesteay she shared what she calls her truth. revealing she's living in a sober house to deal with addiction issues. >> kate snow joi us now. you've reported on substance abuse for years.
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this is an incredibly brave thing to talk about. you've been to some of these facilities. >> i have, it was brave of i talked to so many people who go into recoveryra andition back to everyday life by living homes, now ber they're in the spotlight as wendy williams tearfully shared her struggles. ay well, for some time now, and even t and beyond, i have been living in a sober house. >> reporter: an emotional wendy williams opening up on her talk show tuesday, saying she's been attending several support meetin every day. >> they don't know i'm wendy. they don't c e i'mwendy. there's no autographs. there's no nothing. it's the brotherste and s caught up in the struggle. it's been, it's been really interesting, this ride. >> the long-time host revealing only her husband and her son knew. >> not my parents. nobody. nobody knew because i look so
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glamorou out here. >> reporter: sharing details about her sober living home. this photo taken just outside it yesterday. >> i am driven by my 24-hour sober coach, back to a home i live in here in the south -- in the tri-state with a bunch smelly boys who have become my family. lights out by 10:00 p.m. so i go to my room. i stare at the ceiling and fall asleep, to wake up to come back here to see you. so that is my truth. >> reporter: williams has been open in the past about abusing cocaine, saying she was able tot stop wut formal treatment. she didn't clarify what brought her to the sober home now. >> either you're calling me o crr the bravest woman you know. i don't care. >> reporter: her candidalk applauded by many. aerosmith'sph s tyler
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tweeting, admitting your trium h triumphs without a care for judgment. williams returned to her show on march 4th after being off the air since december. her family saying in january she was taking an extended leave to focus on her personal and physical ll-being, telling fans she would be seeking treatment for complications with gravesdisease, a diagnosis revealed last year. she also fractured her shoulder last year. when she srred her words on air, she said she was taking pain medication. that on the heels of a20 halloween show where williams fainted, saying she overheated in her costume. for those struggling with substance abuse, sober living k can to recovery. the homes, a bridge between recovery and substance abusil l having support around them. a few years ago i visited faith farm ministries in florida where
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ryon otto sharedt what is like sharing a sober home. >> on e same path i'm in. no matter their background, ey're still here doing the same thing i'm doing. >> reporter: the same concept wendy williams tked abou williams now urging others to find help. >> there are people in your family, it might be u, who have been struggling. >> williams recently launched a hotlin people struggling with substance abuse as part of her foundation that supports ug education, prevention and rehabilitation programs. enty of people praising her for being brave and speaking out, hoping such a public perso talking openly about sober living might help reduce the shame and sigmament i want to tell you guys, ryan who we just showed in the piece, i met him five years ago.hi mother thought that he would die. he was in terrible shape, h and is now married -- he got married in october. just for anybody who remembers his story, i'm so proud to say
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he's doing so well. it can. wo people can come out the other side. >> very brave of her to open up and say this isn't something that happened in the past. this is something hpening now, today, this morning, this afternoon. that's just incrediblyag cous. i think to shine o light on what it really means to live as a sober person, that it's anug everyday se and a battle, and she's dying, i'mng it every day. it isn't easy. >> i say all the time, everyone has mental health. there's no shame in saying what struggles are. >> i got to see her last week on her show. there was a vulnerability and a strength about her. i've always add s mierpd tha stood up. when that day happened, i was surprised. i knew something didn't feel right in that moment.wa hing her stand up and say her truth, it made you feel good.y >> always lived out loud. >> our thoughts and prayers with wendy.n we've briends for a while. mr. roker, how about a check of that first day of spring
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forecast. >> that's right. almost first day of spring. looking good. we're expectingo see developing storm along the southeastern atlantic coast, will affect the northeast aytomorrow into fr high surf advisory, southern california, mountain snows,th bk ugh the rockies. high surf advisories also along the eastern shore of the coasta of florid the plains aring looing nice as well. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's hapouning in neck of the woods. >> good morning, everybody. wednesday off to a fairly bright start. clouds are starting ao move in little built. high clouds for now. the clouds will lower and thicken latern the afternoon and evening. that will lead to a likelihood of rain tomorrow. it will be dry today. temperatures still in the chilly zone. 20s to around 30 degrees for most of the sbubs. tighs today near 55 degrees. for tomorrow, will rain. showers in the morning, heaviest rain eadiest of the tomorrow. noontime up to around dinnertime, could get an inch or moreth your sday. all right.
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how about a little "popstart?" why not. the first official trailer for oy in the trailer we see the up franchise pic with a new toy when it's added to the group. >> bonnie made a friend in class. >> she's already making friends. >> no. she miterallye a new friend. i want you to meet forky. >> he's a spork. >> i know. tant toy the most imp to bonnie right now. we have to make sure nothing happens to him. >> woody, we have situation. >> i am not a toy. i was made for soup, salad, maybe chili and then the trash. >> buzz, we'veot to get forky. >> affirmative. >> and so the journey to get rky back to bonnie begins. we'll meet new characters as well. see the return of some of our
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favorites. "foy story 4" june 1st. carrie underwood opening up about body image. admitting getting back into shape has been tougher than the first. i go to the jim and i can as fast or as far. i can't lift as much weight or do as many rlds as i c a year ago. i just want to feel like myself. right now i make a promise to myself to start appreciating do. my body can i promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and pound and every meal. i'll keep staying on the paths. nice to see her s honest. by the way, she looks amazing. will smith onw his sho "bucket list." he heads to cuba with a goal of running a half. marathon we hear from the actor about whs he wano take the challenge on . >> in my deepest honesty with myself, i really am not sure i can run 13miles. my father died about a year and a half ago.
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and it didn't hit me so much emotionally as it hit me extensionally. it was like, oh, i'm next. in terms of pushing my body, i want to keep my body ioned, and more than anything, i want to keep my mind strong. >> smith only trained for three weeks before the race. to get ready he would do pretty intense exercises, like carrying 45-pound weights under water. the race took place back in november. if you'd like to see whether or not he accomplished his goal, you can watch later today. michael buble returning the the network, simplyalled buble or is it called bubbly. re he is singing "it's a beautiful day". ♪ it's a beautiful day and i can't stop mys sf fromiling ♪
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♪ if we'redrinking, then i'm buying ♪ ♪ i know there's no denying >> looking andounding grea good to see bubbly. you can watch it tonight, 10:00 p.m. right here on nbc. now on this first day of spring,or of our "spring clean today" series. the home edit team was here yesterday and shad tips and advice. they have a real challenge for them. >> they are in high demand organizing celebrity homes. their latest job was not glamorous at al it was cleaning out my closet. >> w are professionals here. >> meet joanna and clea. together, the two nhville moms make up the home edit, some of the most sought-after home organizers in the business. their work is a work of art. their signature rainbow aesthetics, masking bins and baskets and labels galore, earning them a full roster of a-list clients.
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froman m moore's pany to gwyneth paltrow's. play with a million instagram followers, a tv series called "master the mess" and a brand new boo called "the home edit," cleand joanna are decluttering and dominating. the latest project, a major closet eanup. >> like a landfill. >> and that mess was mine. >> come here. is this neat or messy? >> messy. >> what? >> hello! >> look who is here. i know you've seen big amang closets. this is the opposite of that. are you ready? >> we're so ready. >> there's a lot of room to improve. >> w have to get rid of a few things our rule is you want to keep a space 80% full. if we could get rid of 20%. >> are you horrified?
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>> no, not even afraid. >> oh, dear. >> they realize they were so wrong. >> my closet cleanout wasfi cially under way. >> oh, my gosh. >> by the way, are those skint i've never gone skiing. >> yes. >> no, and that's a no. >> this is awesome. i can't believe >>it. n the depths of my closet we found the >>unimaginable. hy are their socks in a mug? i wantto move i to the back. >> a card that did not get sent. >> where did you find that? >> my handbags wereom bottss. >> there's only one shoe. >> more pepcid. >> a razor? >> excuse me.
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>> why are there two razors. >> after sorting what to keep and what t donate i let the home edit team get to work. armed with baskets, boxes and hangers, the girls folded and finessed, sorted by color and style, maximizingverynch of my closet. the puzzle was almost complete when -- >> thiet isng chaotic. >> where are the boots going to go? >> we pere veryased with our progress, but we hit a snag. >> we have to compromise over a shoe box situation. s >> compromiseot friendly to each of us. >> after a few infinishing touches, my home edit was done. >> you all are done? >>yes. less go! >> go. one, two, three. open it.ok . this is unbelievable.
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i'm going to start crying. >> everything you use and love, even your journals. >> oh, my god. >> these are a saters and tops. these are all pants and jackets. all the stuff that comes out of your purse or into your purse goes right here. sweatshirts. and then last but not least, bathing suits, coverups and tanks. >> i love it. i don't know how to thayou. >> clearing the clutter and the chaos and finding peace at home. >> the only one more surprised thane was el. he was like, oh, my god. i've left it open andclean. >> how is it now? >> it's still okay. it's not as perfect. >> they get that excited to do e very things that we procrastinate and don't like to do. >> they're coming the savannah's house next. >> they're doing a -- i don't have aplayroom, just toy clutter. they're going to get control of
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it. >> for more spring cleaning ideas, check it out at today.co jill i standing by with a special "steals & deals" to upgrade yourfikitchen. t, your local news and weather. d g morning. 8:26 on this wednesday, march 20th. i'm aaron we start with a look at the roads with melissa mollet. >> gaithersburg after middleoo center of the road blocked by a crash. 270 not looking hot evenin down rockville. bladensburg, left lane blocked by crash before 50. volume inbound 395 just before seminary road. >> melissa, thank you. we'll get a check on the recast when we come back. stay with us.
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good morning everybody. skies are still mostly clear. enough sunshine to help bright ten your mood on a wednesday morning. temperatures are still plenty in the upper 20s to low and mid 30s with clouds thickening later in the afternoon. not much of a warmup.
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into the low m and 50s for today. it will rain for sure tomorrow, maybe an inch or more. a lot of wind and a passing shower on friday afternoon. >> thank you, chuck. you can get the latest news and weather t any time nbc washington app.
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hey, everybody, welcome back. it is 8:30 on a wednesday, march the 20th. mark your calendars. today is the veryst day of today is the d very first of spring. al says it begins at 5:58 this evening. but we do have a rolling spring break crowd here. want to say hi to everybody. >> a lot of birthdays, too. >> come on!
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let's go over here and say hi to the folks. i got sonny wit me. what are your names? >> ronda. >> william. >> where are you from? >> pendleton, indiana. >> how is new york treating you? >> fabulous. warm weather, sunny skies. >> lovely. >> you had a dream about florida. you're missing somebody. who are we mi? >> maddux, our 11-year-old. the only thing heo wanted to was get on tv today. >> where is maddux? >> he's in jersey city. >> doing what? >> he's watching right now. >> want to say hi to maux? everybody, on three. hi maddux! >> worked him hard last night. he was too tired? >> ten miles walking. tough for an 11-year-old. >> enjoying your stay maddux. come backnd see us when you're ready.
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>> absolutely. first day of spring, or it will 'sstater today.lsla a s we'll do that with members of the musk family. we catch up with on family. a special "steals & deals" that will make your kitchen the favorite room of the house. ao on studio 1a, dean number ll perform the one song on billboard's adult pop chart. you'll know it when you hear it. he's about to show us why he's so darn good when he performs live. >> on the third hour of "today," can you believe they've been married 15 years already? we'll catch up with the original bachelorette couple, trista and ryan. we've got the producer challenge where all of us have to bring you our favorite spring dish. >> guest who is mosting withow
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todayt 10:00? carson daly. boom chaka laka. >> we have a developing storm along the southeast coast. high surf along california and florida coast. rain through the mississippi river valley. for tomorrow, heavy rain into the mid aantic andnortheast. mild in the rockies. mountain snows in the central and south earn sunshine from the gulf coast all the way up into the plains. that's what's going on aroundy. the coun here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. some f atered sunshine and cold start to this march morning. temperatures are in the upper 20s to mid 30s depending on where you live. ternoon highs today near 55 degrees. good news or bad news depending on how you look at it, it's going to rain, quite aom bit he torow. you can get the latest forecast on our nbc washington app. the weekend will be dry but aturday on the blustery and chilly side. nicer on your sunday with highs near 60.
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>> don't forget, you can always takeho the "today" s with you, go to "today" show sirius xmch nel 108 and you can take us with you. alck inside. now to our spe kitchen addition of "steals & deals." today lifestyle contributor jill martin is cooking up big discounts to helpou build your condition. a lot of people interested in this one,>> jill. ull disclosure, i'm not comfortable in the kitchen. i saw the spring cleaningouiece in closet, amazing. even if you don't cook, some of these things may and say, maybe i want to do it, too, or redo my kitchen as well. starting with the remi olivier std mixer, retail is $349. this is a mixer, makes everythingquicker. it comes in red or, silver
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retail $349. comes with the whisk, the beater and the dough hook. if you pour this in -- you're much better than me at this. and then different spee oh, we didn't put the power on, but it works. it would be powered the deal on this is $125. it's 64% off. a lot of the kitchen makers are very heavy. this is actually very light. >> you're right. that's a good one. >> baking set. your mini me has started with her baking set. this retails for $117.99. it comes with an assortment of gourt food the scones i did not make, so want.n try them if you it comes in here. also the coffee and the tea. but really well-known brands. it comes wrapped like this.e you can m pancakes. >> a perfect house warming gift someone's house and give them the whole thing.
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retail $117.99. e pressure cooker, retails for $249.99. for roasting, for steaming. this i'm told is a time saver.or quick chicken, race, stock. you can save a quarter of the time by using this. >> a feel like pressureok s. >> reporter: so big so long ago and they came right back in. >> do you usee a press cooker? >> i don't. i have a new york apartment. you can onlyave a certain number of pans and pots and things, so i streamline. >> retail $249.99, deal is $95. 62% off. that's a big one. >> a knife set. for those of you who want to learn, this is a g realld knife set, retail $131, ef
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six-piece dition prep set. oni'm putting no pressure this knife. look at this. >> with precision they're known for. they're dishwasher safe. the retail $131. the deal is >> it comes with the scissors, too? >> yes, and the sharpener. the frying set, retail $79.99. i misspoke that you don'tcook. you have a signature dish, tilapia. you can actually cook that in here. $79.99 is the retail. eight and 11-inch, they come in the fun colors. sometimes in the lighter colors it will start to look tarnished and won't look at great. if you keep your pans out, they come in bright colors, you can see them on today.com, non-stick, oven safe up to 500 degrees. the deal, $19.50. >> they're super heavy.
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sometimes you get these pans and they weigh a ton. these are great. >> now,o how you cook? last night eric and i went to milk have you ever been there? >> it's cereal milk. thece cream has the cereal in it. youd know how you drink -- it's on my instaw.ory right this is how you can actually do it at home. the penoing random house cookbook sets, retail $57.50 to $78.97. the deal $24. that's 70% off. >>hat do weave here? >> the sharp counter top steam oven. retail $499.99. thisxts an set of hands, like having a second pair of hands. you pour the water in here.
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it steams it. you can cook with super heated steam. apparently, if you are making a lot and you need more spaces to cook,l ret $499.99, deal is $249. 50% off. stan mixer, baking gift sets, the pressure cooker and the knife set, frying pan set, cookbook set from pengu random house and sharp counter stop steam oven. you can find these at today.com/deals. we're about to get our hands dirt with the musks in honor of plant a seed day. fit this is "today" on nbc. d i get it? >> you got it. we'll cover it up. well done.
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w back.elcome as we mentioned, it is not only the firstay ofspring, but the first ever plant a seed day, part of a national campaign by the non-profit big green, trying to encourage families to grow healthy fooor and learn about how that food gets to our plates. kimble musk is herelong with mom dietician and supermodel may musk. >> good tmorning. >>s is all about these learning gardens. why did you g ierested in this issue? >> we watched how school have made such a difference. and learning gardens with a scaleable, me durable, easy to teach in environment. we have built 600 of these gardens across the country in detroit, chicago, denver, indianapolis, memphis and pittsburgh. >> some of our anchors are here with kids planting seeds this morning. these aren't decoratplants. this isn't a garden to admire. this is stuff you're homing
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people can eat? >> yes, here we have spinach, carson is planting kale over there. i know he's not a huge fan of healthy food. if he takes that and bakes that, it will be better than french fries. >> he's okay for healthy food as long as there's a good cocktail with it. >> mrs. musk, you're in your own right, these incredible children, elon and kimbal and your other child. why did you want to get involved? >> as a dietitian for 50 years, i neverad anyone who eat enough fruits and vegetables. so now we can eat more fruits and vegetables and encourage children who actually don't have access to vegetables to eat more. and now in australia and japan say they're going to plant seeds worldwide. >> kimbal you had great success with paypal, y and your brother elon sold it. at that point you could have
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probably done anythin in the world, sitting on a beach, any charity in the world.or why was this int to you? >> i grew up cooking. my mother is an amazing dietician, but i'm tea better cook. you became a chef? >> exactly. i trained in new york. i saw how good real food tastes when it's freshly grown. teaching kids that deliciout food comesf the ground. was this something i needed to do and connect kids around the world witfood. plant a seed day is taking the learning gardens to anotherhe level we hope to reach every child in the world by letting them plant a seed today, the first day of spring. >> plant a seed today. when will you see the fruits of your labor. >> if you plant a seed today, whether carrots or lettuce, around memorial day. >> childhood obese tis is ery concerned re about? >> yes. that's why you need to increase the fruits and vegetables,
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besides all the nutrients, they fill you up. color on your plate. n doesn't m you don't eat the other things. put vegetables on your plate, eathat, too. >> your mom is always being asked how did she raise these incredible children who have been so successful. now we know, fruits and veg tanls. >> fruits and >> what's a simple way for families who think, okay, maybe they don't have a learning garden near them but maybe want to get involved in this and 250e67 theirldren about growing plants. >> in their back yard, they can put fresh soil down. plant a seed today, first day of spring. inside t kitchen, a pot plant of bil or herbs. it teaches kids not only how delicious, but looking after something and it grows and thrives. >> beautiful. makes you feel good, too. kimbal and may musk, pleasure to have you here. we'll have more on the fourth hour as kathie ae pays visit to a very special garden that she herse helped create. just ahead this morning, a
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live p oformance his chart-topping hit. s sic sensation dean lewis here. first this is "today" on nbc. newhy are all these busi owners so excited? we're going to comcast. it's ahead of the game, ahead of the curve. it's going to add to the productivity of our business. it's switch and save days at comcast business. right now, get fast, reliable internet for $49.95 a month and save $600 a year. just one more way we take your business beyond. but hurry, switch and save days ends april 7th. internet that's reliable. internet that's fast. that's super important. i just want to get it right now. call today. comcast business. beyond fast.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. s g me asong, dean, sing me a sing me a awng. back wustralian sensation dean lewis, leaving his mark on the global market scene. his debut album "a place we knew" is out soon. >> brought the band out. thank you so much. it's amazing. >> "be all right" is a huge song. what's it like to be a veilian and have such success here. >> it's so rare. you grow up hearing it's not a possibility. for the song connecting here has minds.ur >> you didn't start doing this
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writing or playing until 18 or 19.e it happened l for you. >> not trying to be humble. i didn't think it was that go. a lot of people, you're writing songs in your room and you're like, it's all right. a lot of people came around. first song came out. >> we have hoda, your platinum plaqueo deliver to you. >> if a platinum recor here in the states is a huge deal. >> this is amazing. thanks to my amazing record label, arnold records and my fans. thank you. >> i'll hold this for you. >> dean, fellows. thank you so much. take it away.our sad and tier r
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eyes, you look away from me ♪ ♪ and i see there's something you're trying to hide ♪ ♪ and i reach for your hand, but it's cold, you pullalright you u made a dumb mistake ♪ ♪ou start toremble and your voice begins to break ♪ ♪ you say theigarettes on the counter weren't your friends, they were my mate's ♪ ♪ and i feel the color draining from my face ♪ ♪ and my friend said i know you love her, but it's ove mate ♪ ♪ it doesn't matter put the phone away ♪ ♪ it's never easy to walk away, let her go, it'll be all right ♪ ♪ so i still look back at all the messages you'd sent, and i know it wasn't ght, but it was messing with my head ♪ ♪ and everything deleted like the past, it was gone, ahen i touched your face, i could tell you're moving on ♪ ♪ but it's not the fact that you
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kissed him yesterday, it's the feeling of betrayal that i jt can't seem to shake ♪ ♪ and everything i know tells ma that i shoul away, but i just want to stay ♪ ♪ and my friend said i know you love her, but it's over mate ♪ ♪ it doesn't matter put the phone away ♪ ♪ it's never easy to walkay let her go, it'll be o y♪ ♪ because it's going to hurt for a bit of time, sottoms up, let's forget tonight ♪ ♪ you'll find another and you'll be just fine, let her go ♪ ♪ but nothing heals the pas like time, and they can't steal the love you're born to find ♪
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♪ nothing heals the past like time, and they can't steal the love you're born to find ♪ ♪ but i know . love ♪ i know you love her but it's over, mate ♪ ♪ it't doe matter, put the phone away ♪ ♪ it's never easy to walk away, let her go ♪ ♪ it will be okay i ♪s gonna hurt for a bit of time ♪ ♪ so bottoms up, let's forget tonight ♪ ♪ you'll find another and you'll be just fine ♪ ♪ let her go ♪ it' be alright ♪ ♪ it'll be alright
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♪ it'll be alright >> that's how you do it, ladies and gentlemen. dean lewis, thank you so much. >> w is your mate that told you that, your good advice? brother. >> smart man. "a place we knew" o onfriday. thank you, dean. we're back in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc. bc
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there's always more stories to enjoy at a very hungry caterpillar day. in hon of the book's re anniversary, w sharing 20 children's books that every anniversary needs. that and more on today.com/allday. speaking o anniversary. >> jim gaines, 3 years at nbc. >> he won't call for his own shot. >> he should.
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>> someone push the button. >> he's going to take a shot later today. >>hird hour straight ahead. we'll help y put a little spring in your step. first, your local news. 8:56 is your te on this wednesday, march 20th, 2019. good morning everne. i'm eun yang. let's start with a check of the roads with melissa mollet and your first how is it going? >> gaithersburg southbound, crash on the shoulder, delays hangingaround. inner loops at the woodrow ilson bridge have a brand n
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accident. district heights inner loop before 4, crash blocking the right la. 395 near 14th street bridge, pretty typical volume headed inbound. we'll take a break and check your forecast when we come back. stay with us. ♪ are you ready? ♪ are you ready for some fun? ♪ ♪ ♪ are you ready? ♪ we can't stop, we've only just begun. ♪ ♪ ♪ oooooooooo... ♪ i'll show you something ♪ neeeeeewwww. ♪ i'll show you something, i'll show you something... ♪ ♪ neeeeeewwww. ♪
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good morning everybody. still a little sunshine through. these high clouds gradually thicken later in the day. you don't need to worryin about today. tomorrow is a different story. right now, 34 in leesburg, 39 in prince george's county. heading for a high near 55 degrees. rain 100%hance tomorrow. we'll be in weather al left mode to keep you safe tomorrow. amid afternoon showe a lot of wind coming your way on friday. >> chuck, thank you. get the latndt news weather any time in the nbc washington app. have a great day.
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liverom studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour ofs "today." >> that a new voice? >> it's a new voice. >> it's sing here. >> is it because it's spring? >> it's spring. >> spring has sprung, not quite. >> i feel like w impresdressed spring. sheinelle and i did. >> the shirt underneath is kind of -- it's al roker. >> seriously, this is really pr ty. yesterday we had snow behind it. >> now -- >> it's whole new world. >> at some point -- >> that was dayest and then. >> oh! >> there's a great point where
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