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good morning. he's in. president obama has kicked off his re-election bid in a new web video this morning and the expected announcement comes with a prediction. he could become the first candidate ever to raise $1 billion. will republican hopefuls sitting on the sidelines be compelled to dive in as well? air scare. another southwest passenger plane forced to make an emergency landing, this as emergency inspections ordered after a five-foot hole tore open in the southwest 737 midflight reveals small cracks in at least three other jets. and take two.
charlie sheen gets better reviews on the second night of his one-man traveling show after bombing on opening night. so where does he go from here today, monday, april 4, 2011? captions paid for by nbc-universal television good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith who is back this morning. good morning, everybody. today's announcement that the president will seek re-election it's not a surprise but the timing is. >> the new web video was posted on the campaign website overnight. now nbc news has learned the president will file the appropriate paperwork this morning making it official. again, not unexpected. we'll get the latest in a live report coming up. >> also this morning, should sea world have allowed tilikum the r killer whale to return to performing a little more than a
year after drowning his trainer? her family is here to speak out for the first time in 14 months. we'll get their thoughts in a live interview about the development. >> on a much different note kate gosselin is here. how has she adjusted to life as a single mom, raising those eight children? how is her relationship with jon? does she ever date? we'll talk to her coming up. first, president obama has announced plans to seek re-election in 2012. nbc's white house correspondent savannah guthrie has the details on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. not a surprise as you and ann said. the president has been reorganizing for months now, na not a surprise as you and ann said. the president has been reorganizing for months now, setting the stage for a campaign that will be headquartered in chicago, not here in washington, d.c. still this morning he made it official. the president lais re-election campaign early monday morning with this web video. >> here it is, 2012, the election.
>> contentious and frustrating and messy as our democracy can sometimes be. i know there isn't a person here who would trade places with any other nation on earth. >> reporter: the president is already planning fundraising trips this month to chicago, los angeles, san francisco and new york, while the republican race is still off to a slower start. >> we're not yet running. we're looking at it carefully. >> i'm not going to make a decision until the end of april. >> i don't think there needs to be a rush still to get out there as a declared candidate. >> i won't be making that decision, i don't think, until some time this summer. >> i think the president forming his committee to raise money will be a wake-up call for republicans to say, i better get in now because i'm starting to lag behind, and that's always dangerous. >> reporter: with a government shutdown looming friday the president worked the phones this weekend giving the leaders of the house and senate a version of the message he delivered last week.
>> if these budget negotiations break down, we could end up having to shut down the government just at a time when the economy is starting to recover. >> reporter: democrats say the two sides have tentatively agreed to slash $33 billion from this year's budget but remain deeply divided over where to cut. >> we have agreed on a number. let's work to get that number done. republican leadership in the house has to make a decision whether they are going to do the right thing for the country or do the right thing for the tea party. >> reporter: republicans say any talk of a deal is premature. >> mr. boehner, the speaker, has indicated that he has not reached an agreement. so has mitch mcconnell, the republican leader. so i think that negotiations continue and they need to continue. >> reporter: and believe it or not this is not the only budget fight, this shutdown looming on friday has to do with this year's budget but we have next year's budget to deal with. tomorrow the republican house budget chair will unveil his
plan for next year's budget with more than $4 trillion in cuts, mat. >> savannah guthrie at the white house, thank you very much. four minutes after the hour. here's ann. >> more important news this morning. southwest airlines cancelled more than 100 more flights as it inspects the fleet after a five-foot hole ripped open on a jet over arizona. just last night, there was another scare for southwest passengers on a flight from oakland to san diego with 142 people on board. the crew reported mechanical problems and the plane was diverted to los angeles. we have tom costello now with the latest on the story. hey, tom, good morning. >> reporter: hi, ann. the ntsb says we should expect boeing to issue an urgent bulletin urging airlines worldwide to check 737-300s for cracks. southwest said cracks were found on two of the planes it took out of service. the texas nstb ntsb says there was a third as well.
19 of the 79 taken out of service were found to have no cracks and are now back in service. >> we found evidence of additional cracks on that airplane. >> reporter: investigators in yuma, arizona, have now removed a large section from the roof of the southwest 737 that made an emergency landing friday night. that piece will go through metallurgy tests in washington but already there are clear signs of pre-existing fracture lines on the aircraft's skin along what's called a lap joint. >> what the issue is that along this particular lap joint it was not known in the industry that this was an area on airplanes of this number of cycles that those lap joints should be inspected. >> reporter: new passenger photos show the five-foot hole that opened up 18 minutes into the flight and the oxygen masks that dropped as the plane lost pressure. f.a.a. records show during a heavy maintenance overhaul in march of last year inspectors found cracks along the fuselage
of this 737-300. a frame crack 867 inches from the nose, another 380 inches from the nose, 500 inches from the nose and many more. but the f.a.a. cautions that's not unusual for a plane that was 14 years old at the time. inspections are conducted to find and repair those cracks. >> some wear and tear on an airplane is perfectly normal. an airplane is constantly pressurized, depressurized and it creates wear and tear over time. >> reporter: southwest issued a statement says it was in compliance with f.a.a. regulation and inspections and, quote, what we saw with flight 812 was a new and unknown issue. but the question for inspectors is whether this is an isolated case or a potentially bigger problem with the fleet. >> i know the f.a.a. is looking at that also very closely to see if they need to mandate additional inspections. >> reporter: meanwhile, thousands of southwest passengers had their travel plans thrown into chaos over the
weekend as the airline cancelled hundreds of flights over two days. >> oh, i think it's excellent that they are checking planes. it's an inconvenience, but i would rather have them check the planes than to let us fly unsafely. >> reporter: southwest is expected to cancel 100 more flights today but hopes to complete the inspections tomorrow. as for the other airlines, delta, united and continental say they don't fly the 737-300 anymore. us airways says it is not affected. ann, back to you. >> tom, thanks so much. once again here's matt. >> thank you very much. let's turn over seas where the u.s. military is taking part in air strikes on libya after agreeing to a last-minute extension request from nato. richard engel is on the front lines outside brega. richard, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. we have heard several loud explosions here in the desert outside brega. fighting in this area is still continuing. as you mentioned, the u.s. has
been continuing to fly the bombing missions but nato officials say as of today sometime that u.s. military role will change and other nato partners, primarily britain and france, will be carrying on those strike missions, as they are called, and the u.s. will shift into a support role refuelling aircraft, collecting intelligence but not attacking gadhafi's forces directly. here on the front lines between the rebels and gadhafi's troops who are 15 miles in that direction the two sides were in a stalemate with neither the rebels nor gadhafi's army strong enough to achieve a decisive victory. >> we have heard about the shift no momentum over the last several days there between gadhafi's forces and the rebels. you talk about a stalemate. is there an indication which side may have momentum now? >> reporter: there is no momentum here. they are bringing in extra troops, creating new weapons. we saw today that the rebels are
taking weapons off of old fighter jets and mounting them on vehicles. they are trying anything they can. but they are still hopeful that defections within tripoli will ultimately end the conflict. they want to hold their ground as long as they can and hope the international community will put more pressure on tripoli and force the regime that gadhafi has built in tripoli to crumble from within. >> richard engel reporting from libya this morning. as always, thank you very much. thomas friedman is a columnist from the new york times and author of "from beirut to jerusalem." nice to see you. >> good to be here. >> the word stalemate isn't what the administration wants to hear. how long do you see this dragging on? >> these regimes look very solid until the end. when they go they go quickly. so it could happen in an hour, in a week or not at all. but it's going to crack from within. i think the thing to keep in mind is in the middle east, i
always like to say that the real story there is always the morning after the morning after. the story in libya is once this regime cracks, once that happens, what fills the void? and i think that's a huge question mark. >> let me get to that in a second. let me stick with the when question. you recently wrote, my gut tells me any kind of decent outcome there will be requiring boots on the ground, either as military help for the rebels to oust gadhafi as we want or as post gadhafi peacekeepers and referees between tribes. those boots cannot be ours. we cannot afford it whether in terms of money, man power energy or attention. i am dubious that our allies can or will handle it with without us. where does that leave us? the president has said no u.s. troops on the ground. can he keep the promise? >> i think he has to. the secretary of defense made that clear. the thing to keep in mind is there are two different states in that part of the world, they
are what i call real countries with long mysteries and big majorities, egypt, tunisia. they went smoothly because it was everybody against dad. now the revolutions are moving out to tribes with flags, states with big sectarian tribal communities. when you take the lid off those states you can unleash a civil war. what we saw in iraq is if you don't have somebody in place on the ground to referee that you could end up with a somalia. >> you urge people not to view it as an isolated case or any of the situations we're seeing. in fact, you think it's important that we view it through the prism of what is iran thinking as they are watching this. are they sensing in our administration strength or weakness? what do you think they are sensing? >> i think two things. obviously they are going to watch what the united states and the west are doing in terms of actually putting boots on the ground. i don't think they are worried right now, but the iranians have a revolution happening inside their country. what the iranians are
benefitting from now is all this instability is raising oil prices. basically the iranian regime has gotten a 20% pay raise since the revolutions have gun. they are looking at the rise in the price of oil to keep their related to the pastor in florida and his small congregation and their burning of the koran. i want to leave that part out of it, but it shows us that afghanistan is still an unsettled country, isn't it? >> what the whole incident shows us, matt, is basically what kind of deep anti-foreign influences still exist in afghanistan. they were triggered in this case by the koran burning. next week they could be triggered by a traffic accident. what's troubling is after all the time and money we spent there you still have huge anti-foreign and to some degree anti-american sentiment that doesn't bode well for the morning after the morning after. >> nice to have you with us,
tom. thanks for your time. >> pleasure. >> let's check on the top stories with natalie at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. barely a year since the fatal rig blow out and devastating oil spill bp is requesting permission to resume drilling in the gulf of mexico. this comes just a week after president obama discussed decreasing reliance on foreign oil as a hallmark of responsible energy policy. a french team has discovered parts of an air france plane that crashed into the atlantic in 2009 en route to brazil killing all 228 people on board. investigators have yet to find the plane's black boxes to determine the exact cause of the crash. now to wall street. cnbc's amanda drury is at the new york stock exchange. how is it looking? >> one of the standouts is the price of crude oil which has been relentlessly climbing higher and starts at a 2 1/2 year high.
for you and me that means gasoline prices are at $4 a gallon in parts of the united states. in fact, the average price is four cents higher than it was a week ago, 25 cents higher than a month ago. so far the stock markets have managed to grind higher regardless. we'll see if that's the case this week. back to you. >> mandy drury at the new york stock exchange, thank you. highly radioactive water is gushing into the pacific ocean off the coast of japan. gushing into the pacific ocean off the coast of japan. lee cowan is in tokyo with the latest on efforts to contain the leak. lee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. there is so much radioactive water building up around the plant that engineers have had to prioritize. they are going to pump several tanks of lesser radioactive water directly into the ocean to make room for the really radioactive water, the stuff that's already been leaking into the ocean that they don't know how to stop. this is what the leak looks
like, a column of highly radioactive water pouring into the ocean out of an eight-inch crack in a maintenance pit, a fix so far has been elusive. plan a, filling the pit with concrete, didn't work. plan b, mixing an absorbent powder with newspaper and saw dust to plug the input pipe. that was washed away. now it's onto plan c, trying to trap the water behind an underground curtain. engineers want to deploy what's called a silt fence, similar to the booms used to contain an oil spill. they have never been used to corral radioactive water and engineers aren't sure how effective it will be. with japan scrambling to work out a repair, more marines arrived to help specializing in nuclear emergency response. they won't work at the plant itself but they could help with radioactive monitoring and provide equipment. it's been more than three weeks
since the disaster struck and sunday the massive search effort was officially suspended. the dead who have been found are being sent as far as tokyo for cremation where a steady stream of mourners come to pay their respects, a grim routine with no end in sight. natalie, back to the plant for a moment. engineers tried to drop in a white powder, a dye to act as a trace they hope they can work backward to figure out where this leak is coming from that's contaminating the water. that's the priority. the only thing more important is to keep those reactors cool. unfortunately that involves pumping in more water. natalie? >> not an encouraging situation there in tokyo. lee, thank you. now a story of hope amid the tragedy in japan. a dog adrift on a roof since the earthquake and tsunami was rescued over the weekend after three weeks alone a mile out to
sea. today the hearty pup was reunited with his owner who also survived the devastating catastrophe. the owner saw the dog on television and identified him. remarkable. it's 7:17. back to matt, ann and al. we need good news there. >> how comforting for that owner to have his dog back. >> natalie back and al back from vacation as well. >> the two were not related. >> no, but still you had a good time. >> great time. unfortunately coming back to severe weather. we have video from topeka, kansas, this is a giant dust devil, really a tornado, slow move system kicking up a lot of debris and dirt throughout topeka, kansas. no damage reported with this. let's see what's going on as far as today. ahead of the cold front, warm moist air out of the gull. cold air with a low through the plains. that's going to generate strong storms from jackson to memphis.
we've got a strong risk of storms along this sqllualine with the possibility of tornadoes. it's already firing up quite a bit of heavy rain from dam last all the way up to chicago. and parts of western new york. rainfall amounts from one to two inches of rain with gusty winds and a lot of hail. the big problem will be st good morning to you.ll well, high pressure is keeping ou temperatures nice and mild and warm. we are going to see the upper 70s today. we have a change in the areaor the middle of week. temperatures on the chilly side. we have the upper 40s. a little bit of low 50s out there as well. 77 in los gatos, 76 in san jose. dress in layers to take off later on as the sun warms up. a cooldown for tomorrow. weather. matt? >> thank you very much. it's college basketball's biggest night with the men from butler university taking on the university of connecticut in the
national championship game. fans of both teams are up early rallying on their respective campuses. kevin tibbles and mara schiavocampo are along for the ride. kevin, how are things in the dog pound? >> reporter: matt, it's 7:00 in the morning and these kids have been here for over an hour. i can hardly hear myself think. i have been in the dog house many times in my life, but i have never been to the dog pound. this is hinkel field house on the campus of butler. you may remember this is the place where they filmed "hoosiers" which was about a cinderella small town school that went big. this is the cinderella team part deux this year. this is the second time around that butler has been involved in the national championship. it's a small school. only 4,500 kids here. but as you can see, it's made its way to the championship game
again tonight. i'm going to walk into the dog pound. i don't know if it's safe to come in or not. okay. what's the big secret for tonight's game? >> that's a good question. the dogs will be the under dogs one more time. this time we're going to bring it home. let's go! [ cheers and applause ] >> go dawgs! >> reporter: i promised the kids their mom and dad would see them on tv so we'll pan around and see. there are quite a few "today" fans here as well. back to you. >> kevin tibbles in the dog pound at butler university in indiana. thank you very much. as we pan the crowd let's switch over. stores, connecticut is the home of uconn where mara schiavocampo is. what does it look like on your end? >> reporter: whoever said you can't get college kids up early has never been to the university of connecticut. we are joined by more than 1,000
college students here. all in their true blue t-shirts to support the huskies. we have two of them here in the flesh. jonathan and jonathan, on two legs and four. uconn is favored to win tonight. this is a very young team made up of a lot of freshmen and frankly they weren't expected to do much in the season. boy, have they exceeded expectations. they are on a ten-game winning streak including five wins in five days. they are hoping to be led by star point guard walker who's done a lot for the team. he's a superstar here and the fans are hoping he'll lead the team to victory tonight for their third national title. they are hoping their enthusiasm will spur the team to victory. >> mara schiavocampo on the
campus of the university of connecticut. kevin tibbles at butler. may the best team win. that's fun. i love college basketball. still ahead, charlie sheen overhauls his one-man show after debuting to boos. how did it go last night? we'll have details on that, but first this is "today" on nbc. [ coach ] in albuquerque, citi pre-approved my mortgage.
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forth in windy weather and never gained a lot of altitude. passengers were put on another plane and are on their way to san francisco. the affected flight is not involved anymore. another southwest airlines flight is being inspected after folks were diverted to los angeles last night. somebody reported a burning electrical smell. that plane landed in l.a.x. a few minutes later. that problem is not related to the video you are seeing, the video of another southwest airlines flight where a hole broke open in the roof. we want to check the monday morning forecast. >> we have good news for the start of the workweek. 70s and high pressure brings about a lot of clarity when it comes to the skies. mostly clear and sunny. the trough brings about changes. i know, the cold stuff will be back for the middle of the week.
enjoy today. you'll have one more day for the outdoor plans before things drop off significantly. turning over to 76. 77 in los gatos. 78 in santa rosa. the cooldown starts tomorrow and kicks into high gear. 1:35 is the first pitch friday. saturday, baseball continues. 66 on sunday. the weather improves for the start of next week. >> thanks. we are going to go back to the "today" show. we have another news update in a half hour. [ male announcer ] it's 2011 and everything is different.
university of phoenix, because an educated world is a better world. 7:30 now on a monday morning, the fourth day of april, 2011. good crowd outside. their spring break adventure in new york. i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry sitting in while meredith take as day off. just ahead, new perspective on a question a lot of people have been asking -- should sea world let tilikum the killer whale perform in shows again 14 months after he killed his trainer? coming up, that woman's family speaks out for the first time since the tragedy. >> also ahead, evidence that
anyone can be bullied. there are new reports that kate middleton, prince william's future bride, was victimized in school. we'll get details on that story. >> and we'll check in with reality star kate gosselin. how is she handling single motherhood to eight children, how are they doing and will she ever do it again? >> we begin with a story about charlie sheen not winning. his live one-man stage show debuts in detroit and critics called it a disaster. did he do better in chicago? jeff rossen was there and has more. good morning. >> reporter: hey, ann. he actually got a standing ovation here in chicago. boy, did charlie sheen need it. as you mentioned opening night in detroit was a mess. by charlie's own admission most likely it would be a bomb based on my conversations with him. i was inside and i watched fans
leave early, about 30 minutes in. charlie was booed off stage. outside fans said they wanted their money back. after that charlie said, this is an evolving experiment. i'm rewriting the show. he tried again last night in chicago. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: at the chicago theater sunday night, charlie sheen finally got some cheers. he set it up like a talk show, sheen as the guest, his close friend the interviewer. charlie let loose about drugs. >> i discovered the internet and crack on the same night. >> reporter: on his estranged wife brooke mueller who got a court order to remove their twin boys from their house. >> she sent 9,000 cops to my house. >> reporter: he opened up about the drunken meltdown at the plaza hotel saying this about the porn star with him. >> she's all weepy on these shows and i'm like, wow, boo
[ bleep ] hoo. >> reporter: for the first time sheen apologized for calling his "two and a half men" costar jon cryer a troll. sheen said again he wants back on the sit com. when it was over in chicago, mixed reviews outside the theater. >> it was boring. >> all in all i thought he did pretty good. >> reporter: but in detroit, just one night earlier. >> you suck! >> reporter: charlie was dying up there. >> i don't do crack anymore, but i'm just saying. >> reporter: there were cheers like when sheen's live-in lovers made an appearance. [ cheers ] >> reporter: yeah, the crowd liked that. sheen pulled out one of his signature bowling shirts from "two and a half men" to have the goddesses burn it. >> boom. >> reporter: minutes later, sheen lost the crowd with a bizarre warlock routine. >> i am delivered here in the form of my perfect flesh. >> reporter: some fans got up and left early. [ booing ]
>> reporter: and then so did charlie, less than one hour into his routine. >> i'll come back to this once you guys are awake. >> reporter: he seemed frustrated and got off stage. suddenly a rapper showed up. that was it. charlie never came back. >> don't go. >> save your money. >> worst show we have seen. >> reporter: what do you think? >> awful. >> a waste of two hours of my life. >> reporter: the critics were brutal, too, ripping sheen apart. a dud, disastrous, sheen bombs on opening night. two shows down, 20 to go, zig zagging all over north america. clearly still tweaking with every new show. the show was actually very graphic at times. i found the range in age of the crowd interesting. in fact, at the show in chicago the woman sitting behind me was in her mid 60s.
the woman to my left was in her 20s. very interesting on that. sheen told the crowd last night, ann, that he's not on drugs telling them, i'm quoting here, i make my urine and blood available to anyone. sheen's headed out of town. he's in cleveland tuesday night. >> thanks, jeff. we'll get a check of the >> all right, jeff rossen. thanks. we will change the subject now and get a check of the weather from mr. roker. hey, al. >> thanks. they stopped singing. they were singing and now they stopped. ♪ >> hastings varsity singers of hastings, michigan. there they go! all ri how do you get to carnegie hall? practice! let's check your weather. out west, we have flood watches and parts of the pacific northwest and avalanche warnings in cascades and pacific. we are seeing 2 feet of snow.
a risk of strong storms and gulf coast to the mississippi river valley, snow changing to rain in new england. plenty of sunshine through the perfect hormny. good morning to you. warm conditions today. high pressure bringing about a gorgeous day with the temps in the mid to upper 70s. a trough is going to drop our numbers for the middle of the week. 45 degrees in san mateo. 46 in santa cruz turning over to 77 degrees in places like los gatos. take a look at the downward trend in temperatures for this week. and that's your latest weather, matt. >> now >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much. now, to one of the nation's top universities, a member of the ivy league accused of turning a blind eye to the abuse of female students. nbc's peter alexander is at yale
university with details on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. yale university is internationally known as a top institution of higher learning. according to a new federal complaint filed with the department of education, the university community has a lot to learn when it comes to its treatment of women. it's one of america's oldest and most prestigious schools. yale university, now dealing with accusations this storied ivy league campus is a hostile sexual environment. >> i can't tell you how excited i was to get into yale. to find out they still weren't really concerned for women on the same level as men was really disturbing. >> reporter: her dream turned to disappointment when she says yale didn't react strongly enough to a series of sexually charged incident. >> fraternity brothers in front of the women's center holding a sign saying "we love you sluts." >> reporter: a widely circulated e-mail what's called a preseason
scouting report rating incoming students by their attractiveness and how many beers it would take to have sex with them highest rating sobriety and lowest, black-out. in all the cases, the university chose to educate rather than punish those involved. >> yale is sending a message that this isn't really that big of a deal. these are sort of little mistakes that young men are making in college and then we'll move on. >> reporter: brodsky and 15 other students alumnae men and women wanted more and filed a 26 page complaint with the department of education. they insist yale is in violation of title ix that requires any university receiving federal money to question it an an equal university for men and women. >> they will determine whether in fact there was a hostile environment, whether adults or university faculty knew or should have known about and whether that hostile environment prevents students from being
able to learn or feel safe. >> reporter: the school said it's cooperating with the federal investigation. they have not seen the complaint and declined to comment on camera but released a statement that said in part, yale takes extremely seriously all allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct including allegations of a hostile environment. as you have heard, these are all serious violations. if yale university is found to be in violation of title ix, its federal funding could be in jenje jeopardy. last year, that was more than $500 million. >> peter this morning, thank you very much. up next, theiamlyho of the sea world trainer speaks out after this. 1% cash back on groceries. highlights. frog leg green. 1% cash back on... whatever that is? and there is no limit to the amount of cash back you can earn. no expiration on rewards.
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more from orlando. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. the federal government investigated the park here in the after math of dawn brancheau's death. osha fined seaworld $75,000, a fine that the seaworld officials are now disputing. meantime, park managers say every step of the way now they are doing everything they can to ensure the safety of the trainers. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: he's the show-stopper and he's back. tilikum, heavier than a city bus, launches, rolls and splashes the crowd. 12,000 pounds of excitement. but tilikum is also the same killer whale who last february bit down on trainer dawn brancheau's ponytail, pulled her into the tank and violently battered her like a whale might attack a seal in the wild.
she's worked with the whales since 1994 known for her smile and willingness to chat up whoever wanted to talk about her love, killer whales. what was little discussed until her death was tilikum had killed before -- not once, but twice. in 1991, killing another trainer and eight years later a trespasser. >> how many deaths are enough? if he kills four people, then are they going to do the right thing? >> reporter: seaworld says participating in shows is just a portion of tilikum's day, but we feel it is an important component of his physical, social and mental enrichment. when osha completed its investigation agents concluded in part seaworld was responsible for exposing its employees to struck-by and drowning hazards when interacting with killer whales. while seaworld disputes the government findings, it has instituted a new policy and plans on significant mechanical changes.
trainers are no longer in the water with the killer whales and soon the pool will include an emergency escape hatch. with the push of a button, a false bottom will shoot to the surface lifting whales and trainers to the surface and ideally, separating the trainers from danger. tilikum is not only back performing but he's also sea world's most prolific breeder, responsible for more than a dozen captive births of orcas at seaworld. that's important to their bottom line. generally it's no longer allowed to capture the killer whales at sea. ann? >> kerry sanders, thanks so much. dawn brancheau's family now joins us. they include diane gross, thomas laverde, darlene clages and debra frogamini and also dawn's mother. it's been 14 months since the
tragedy. here you are for the first time speaking out. why now? what is it that you want to say? darlene? >> you know, i think, ann, when you see pictures of our sister dawn, you see what a beautiful girl she is. her beauty came from the inside. that's what those of us who knew and loved her were so fortunate to have experienced. when dawn, you know, suffered through the tragic accident, by the next day our family had already decided to establish a foundation for her. it was just a natural reaction. she was such a good person. she made people feel so special. she took such good care of those around her, anyone she met, that we knew we had to do something good just to preserve her legacy. we didn't time this with tilly going back in the pool. you can see in the pictures when dawn is with the whale she loved that whale.
she loved caring for them. she did the best she could to make them happy and to educate the public. and so we know she would want whatever is best for tilly. none of us here are marine animal experts. we don't know what's best. we're going to leave it up to seaworld and the trainers and her seaworld family to make the decisions on tilly's life. we obviously want her fellow trainers to be safe. we're confident that that's whatwhat seaworld wants and they will put in safety measures so her friends and fellow trainers are safe in the environment. >> i saw some of you watching the tape and reacting to some of the modifications -- the idea that the floor could rise up, there would be a button, the idea that trainers would not be able to get in the water but would be able to throw fish. it seemed there was approval of that. you were approving that there would be changes. >> whatever seaworld feels they have to do to make it safer for
them, we have to go along with them. we have no say in this. >> she wanted to be a trainer from a very young age. she was just 9 years old? >> yes. >> she was living in northwest -- >> indiana. >> indiana. it was a long way to go to do something so huge as that. >> that was her goal in life. she made it. that's why you dream big. >> that was probably a message you gave her. >> yes. >> that's one reason why this foundation is about helping young people dream big. how are you going to do this? >> we're going to inspire them by showing dawn's story, encouraging them that you may say something your friends don't necessarily think is a main stream career, somethinging to pu pursue but if you believe in it, you can push forward and achieve anything in life and use dawn's example not only in doing something you love to do but also to become a community servant and give back to the community in the way dawn did.
her example was really thinking about others first and working locally, spending a lot of time with children. part of the reason she loved her job was the opportunity to educate children and the timing of why we are here also coincides with the fact that we are ready to talk about this and we have the capacity to implement programs and do things that mirror dawn's interests and the way she wanted to live her life and try to grow her ideas in a way to make her proud by completing the work, more than she could accomplish on her own. >> she wanted to make a difference and you being here talking about the foundation, you are continuing that effort. thank you so much. good luck to all of you. thanks for speaking to us. we're back after this.
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monday morning forecast with christina. >> good morning to you. great way to start the workweek with nice weather. it's what we are going to see. then the changes arrive. a cooling trend for the bay area. enjoy what's in store today. the temperatures are going to end up in the upper 70s. it's chilly. grab a jacket. beautiful, clear skies, 76 degrees in redwood city. 77 degrees in los gatos. 78 for santa rosa. you haven'tly, the temps are going to drop. 70 for tomorrow. showers thursday and friday. chilly showers. then for the big giants home opener, we are in the 50s. you need a jacket. let's see how it looks on the roadways with mike inouye. >> we had a sig-alert. westbound 580 just before you get to 283. there's one lane blocked at the center divide. a minor diesel spill.
they have to clean that up. it will take another 45 minutes. 880 approaching the san mateo bridge. an accident near carlton cleared. additional slowing with the metering lights on. the back up is toward the back of the mays. it's going to continue to build. back to you. >> thanks. more local news for you in a half hour. have a great monday. mary! hey! wo you look great! thanks! it's this new wish yourself thin pgram. i just wish it and it happens. it's probably those fiber one bars you're eating. i know they help me stick to my diet. the bars are 90 calories and the fiber helps you feel full. 90 calories and high fiber. so that's why this diet thing is working.
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>> she's in studio today. >> her book has gone to paperback and will be a best seller. >> going to be fun to catch up with her and see what she and the family are up to. we'll talk to mrs. bush in a few minutes. >> also coming up, we'll catch up with kate gosselin. she's talking about the return of "kate plus 8" and what life is like as a single mother. >> do you have trouble resisting dessert or checking facebook or your blackberry several times a day? >> blackberry a little bit, yeah. >> you may have what's called a soft addiction. we'll tell you about the soft addiction and how to break it later. >> good. >> a lot to get to. ann's inside and natalie is at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. a southwest airlines flight from oakland to san diego was safely diverted to los angeles overnight after the crew reported mechanical problems. on sunday federal investigators said cracks were found in three southwest planes. the inspections followed a
harrowing incident friday when a southwest plane with 118 people on board made an emergency landing after a five-foot crack opened up in the fuselage. president obama lauchbnched his 2012 re-election bid on his website this morning. they also sent out fund-raising e-mails. he's expected to raise more than three-quarters of a billion he amassed in 2008. nato says u.s. war planes will shift to a support role in libya after an extension in the lead role. today they pushed deeper into the strategic oil town of brega. moammar gadhafi's envoy traveled to explore a cease-fire. two service members were shot to death by a person in an afghan army uniform. this after a weekend of deadly protests over a florida church's burning of the koran. at least 24 people were killed. witnesses say there is near
panic in the ivory coast's largest city today. nationwide, residents are awaiting a final assault by an armed group trying to topple the leadership and install the democratically elected president. severe weather is threatening today from east texas to the florida panhandle. take a look at the video. a possible tornado hit outside topeka kansas, on sunday. there were no reports of damage or injuries, but incredible pictures. best buy, tivo and walgreens are among the latest warning that hackers may have gained access to files and e-mail addresses. the security breach was linked to the marketing firm epsilon they use to send e-mails. they are investigating. many a final pillow was sacrificed this weekend as international pillow fight day was celebrated from coast to coast and from sea to sea. the only rules were to play fair, hit lightly and help clean
up the feathers. that's not the fun part. let's go outside for a check of the weather with mr. roker. >> thank you so much, natalie. got some butler fans here. [ cheers ] >> i guess you think they'll win tonight, right? >> yes. >> go dawgs. the huskies, too. lots of dogs in it. it's a dog fight. oh, my gosh. let's see what's going on. we'll show you rogers, arkansas. knwa, northwest arkansas news. windy and 57 degrees. look at the temperatures anywhere from 9 to 16 degrees above normal. we have chilly contions from fargo to dallas. temperatures will be below normal. 60s and 70s there. 80s into the southwest. 40s in the pacific northwest.
wow. got an electric sign. very nice. good morning to you, a chilly start to this monday morning, but temperatures are right now in the 40s. we're going to make way into the upper 70s. you're already -- 69 degrees in san jose. which is actually the average for this time of year. really comfortable start to the week. temperatures drop off as we head through tomorrow. we're down to 70, even more so for wednesday, thursday, 60 degrees, showers on the way. a
new book about to be published that goes into great detail about how it claims soon-to-be princess kate middleton was bullied in school. one of the charities wedding guests are being asked to donate to in lieu of gifts is an anti-bullying organization. you know if it could happen to kate middleton it could happen to anyone. one old classmate described her as not having a mean bone in her body. but the lovely, soft spoken young woman who will one day be queen of england was bullied in school, reportedly picked on badly for being too perfect and nice when she started at the all girls downhouse school at age 13. she was so miserable her parents pulled her out mid year and sent her to co-ed marlboro where kate thrived. now beat bullying is one of the
organizations guests are asked to support. now people will get a wish list to help set up their place in london and their cottage in rural wales. >> it could be food mixers, toasters, blenders, but be honest. she'll be living down there and while she may have security there are no staff. >> reporter: prince charles and diana got all kinds of wedding gifts. what young couple doesn't need a nearly $1 million jewel encrusted ship later sold to a jeweler. the queen got 500 delicious tins of pineapple and 130 pairs of silk stockings, hot commodities back then. speaking of cut-backs, not everyone gets to glide to the wedding in a rolls or a golden carriage. princess anne, prince andrew, prince edward will likely pile into mini buses just like at
your fraternity formal everybody will be there safely and save cash. the royals have used them before and liked them. >> a lot of people are coming to the wedding, almost 2,000 people. they have to rough it a little bit just as long as prince philip doesn't start to organize a sing-song on board we should be all right. >> reporter: the queen also got a racehorse as a wedding gift and charles and diana also got rubik's cubes and toothbrushes. how times have changed. here you have william and kate living in a cottage while he's in the air force. they make their own meals, don't have a staff. maybe they do the ironing and washing up themselves, too. ann? >> all right, michelle kosinski, thank you so much. coming up next, kate gosselin on life in the spotlight, her children and cdating. thater a'shiftda [ male announcer ] those with frequent heartburn imagine a day free of worry, a day when we can eat what we want, drink what we want,
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>> are you kidding me? >> i'm not. i'm shocked to say it. i dreaded it. i remember we had about five hours left to go and alexis said, how much longer do we have on this airplane, mommy? i was trying to give her an honest answer but i said, oh, maybe fourish hours. she said, oh, good, i love this airplane. >> i have seen kids unravel, kids who will not be named, on a two-hour flight. i can't imagine. how are the kids enjoying the filming? is it something they are dealing with, coping with well? is it positive in their lives? >> it is a positive fixture in our lives. it's normal, exciting. they still cheer when the crew comes in the door. i would not say it if it weren't true. we just filmed this weekend for an upcoming episode. they said that was one of their best weekends ever. >> i was going back over transcripts and last time you were here you spoke to meredith. two of the kids colin and alexis had problems in school. there were reports they were
kicked out. you took them out because of behavior issues. they're still at home. why? >> they are starting to integrate back in within the very imminent future. there was actual medical issues that we dealt with. they're doing wonderfully at home, reading at the top level of kindergarten and writing. they're doing amazingly well. i know looking back now i made the right decision, did the right thing. >> you even said at the time clearly there is some fallout from a divorce here. there is the emotional strain of that. in terms of those two children and the others, are any of them exhibiting some negative behaviors that you think can be attributed to the divorce you went through? >> every child whose parents are divorced will go through some negative behaviors. colin and alexis's therapists said a third of the kids will sail through perfectly, a third do horribly and a third get
through it with counseling. she said you don't know which kids will do what but the important thing is to have a positive attitude, to pick up where our family left off and continue on with the traditions which is what i'm doing. we're really good now. >> are you and jon good now? this was a tough, public divorce. i know there were times you two didn't want to be in the same room as one another. how is that now? >> i think it's still the same. i am doing what i can to reach out and communicate. what i receive back is, you know, not in my control. i'm doing the best that i can to vol him in our family. >> is he involved with the children? >> he has them two weekends a month. i wish that he would see them more to be honest. so do they. but the important thing is that i control my reaction, my behavior, my attitude and my words. >> you said to our producer in the preinterview in terms of your own dating life, and you
roll your eyes, but -- >> do we always have to talk about this? >> you said you don't have much hope there. you have been on about half a date since you were divorced. first of all, what's half a date? >> i don't know. >> why do you think it's so tough? >> well, you start out the first time around and you're a single girl with not a lot of issues or baggage. i like to have fun and i don't have a lot of time for myself. i do have eight kids. i feel like i have my life together pretty much. but let's be honest. it's going to take a strong person to wrangle this mess. >> that's right. you are someone that would be dating a single mother of eight children. that's a big undertaking. >> yeah. >> do you think that intimidates or over well. s guys? >> probably. if he can pass the test he's got to be super-man. >> you're tweeting. you have entered the twitter generation. >> yeah. i'm not as old as i seem.
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book "spoken from the heart" which was a number one bestseller. it's now out in paperback. mrs. bush, welcome back. >> thanks so much, ann. >> how are you? we are so excited to see you again. >> doing great. we're very happy to be back home in texas, living a much more normal life. so we're doing well, thanks. >> you make retirement look good with the success of this book. but it's all not just relaxing. last week you were very busy also following your passion which you have had for all these years for the women of afghanistan. you don't want them to be forgotten. >> that's right. last week george and i hosted as part of the bush institute that's going to be part of the bush library and center at smu another conference. this was our second one on supporting afghan women. in this conference it was focused on protecting their rights and their freedoms and then also their econom economic empowerment. a lot of afghan women
entrepreneurs came from afghanistan. we had a closed -- i mean a video conference with president karzai who assured everyone there in dallas that women's rights won't be sacrificed in these reconciliation talks with the taliban which we are all worried about. we don't want to see afghanistan go back to the way it was ten years ago where women couldn't leave their homes. they couldn't work and now we are seeing a lot of success with afghan women. and of course there are many, many challenges as we saw right after the conference finished with the attack on the u.n. workers. >> you are paying a lot of attention to the news and in pursuing this work you have made appearances -- i know you appeared with first lady michelle obama for a 9/11 memorial. but you're also, i'm sure, aware
that in recent days a lot has been made about the obama doctrine being different from the bush doctrine that there is now a new part of american foreign policy under this new president that basically tries to defend america's core values. i wonder if you see it as a departure. is it a new doctrine? >> i don't know that. i'm not studying that for sure when i look around the world, but what we do see around the world is this freedom movement. the different protests and revolutions in oppressive countries and in the united states we stand for freedom. >> you think we should support them? >> what's difficult to is how to figure out how we can. is there a way to support the freedom fighters? you know, it's difficult. and it's difficult for us, as leaders in the freedom movement, which we should be because if we don't, if americans don't stand
up for freedom, then who will? >> you and your husband are, i understand, in some kind of competition regarding the success of both of your books? >> not really. he's sold many, many more books than i have. i was on the bestseller list for a long time. he is still on the bestseller list. i'm proud of his book and of mine, too. >> does he retire well? >> he does. he's playing golf, enjoying that. he's still interested in a lot of things that he was interested in when he was president. this afghan, protecting the rights of afghan women. he's planning really terrific things for our veterans that are coming up that he's really excited about. >> i want to get to something you say in the book which is very powerful especially for people who will read it. that is what you write about this experience you had when you were young, i think you were 17 years old, driving a car and you had just left the movie theater
and i know this is a hard turn to have you talk about this, but it is a powerful impact in terms of the takeaway people can get from this story. you really address this in the book, the fact that someone you cared about -- >> one of my really good friends. >> died. >> but only by coincidence. he was not in my car but he was in the car that i ran into when i ran a stop sign, you know, on a dark country road in midland. it was something, of course, that i have lived with for the rest of my life but also that ruined his family's life. i mean, i know that. and every parent knows how destructive it would be for a parent to lose a child and in this case a 17-year-old very, very promising young man. >> how does one overcome? >> i don't know that you ever really overcome it or get over it, but, you know, as time passes there is a certain
acceptance, i think, that comes with tragedy in anyone's life of any kind of tragedy. and it's just really a part of life. that is trying to both understand and accept good morning, everybody, time now 8:26. after nearly a week of testimony is expected to resume in the trial of two men accused of killing chauncey bailey. the trial was postponed because a juror was ill. broussard says they told him to kill bailey because they wanteda to prevent him from writing an article.
good morning to you, well the sun is out but our temperatures aren't warming up all that much. 51 degrees in oakland, 52 in san francisco and 50 in hayward. you'll need a jacket this morning, but something you can take off by noon, we're already at 68 degrees by noon. making way for temperatures of 76 degrees. this will be the warmest day of the week. we're going to drop off significantly as we head toward the middle of the week.
maybe some rain by thursday. don't forget, giants home opener on friday. we'll see how we're doing on the drive. >> we still have the sig alert going on. westbound 580, we still have one lane blocked. they're cleaning up an oil spill when a diesel truck hit a center divide. slow down the east shore freeway and coming out of richmond. earlier accident in carlton. brent, back to you. >> more local use in a half an hour and windy, chilly weather
curry who's filling in while meredith is taking time off. doing laps as well. al roker is here as well as natalie morales. we have a lot to get to including tori and dna ean in t house. >> they have a new reality show coming up. and they have a new line of work. they will fill us in. >> and puppies that may save your life. they are given special names. we'll explain. a family will meet the puppy named after their loved one. >> a little bit later on we head up to the kitchen with todd english. he's got the perfect root beer float. it's root beer that's used to glaze pork. mm. >> i like that. sounds great. >> that works. >> before that, can we please say hello to dame helen mirren? >> >> she stars opposite russell brand in "arthur" a remake about a billionaire who refuses to grow up.
so a little modification here. back in the original, it was john gilgood originally. >> he won an oscar for his performance. big shoes to step into. terrifying. >> their relationship was kind of love-hate. he had a warm spot for arthur but treated him with disdain. >> we parallel that story. i think being a woman it shifts it into a slightly softer relationship. i think if you're the nanny to someone you have literally wiped their bottom. it's a slightly different relationship with someone. so it's great. also it means russell and i have a strange off-screen relationship. i think on the planet zod somehow we are connected. but here on this earth we have sort of a wonderful relationship. so it's great to realize it again on film. >> that's not the first time you have worked with him.
but it seems to me it's not the first time you have taken a role that was meant for a man and turned it into a woman's role. >> yes, that's true. obviously in "the tempest" i played prospero, that was written for a man but it's a manifestation of the times. i think 15 years ago those roles wouldn't -- well, 300 years ago those roles weren't written for women. times are changing. >> yes! >> working with russell brand, does that prepare you for hosting "saturday night live" this weekend? >> absolutely. i asked russell, what do i do? i'm so nervous. he said, go with the flow. it will be great. you'll have a great time. give yourself over to them, helen. that's what i'm doing. take me, snl, i'm yours. >> wow! >> there will be no queen appearances, right? no queen elizabeth i or ii? >> i don't mind doing the first. the second i'm worried about.
i don't know. >> good luck with "arthur." always a pleasure to have you. >> thank you. nice to see you. >> check out "arthur" in theaters. mr. roquer. >> let's check your weather and see if we have a royal forecast. rain in the pacific northwest. rain in the east with heavy thunderstorms. above normal temperatures out west. the midweek period, the southern third of the country looking at above normal weather. rain in the pacific northwest with chillier conditions. the latter part of the week we are looking for a warmer half of the country with wet weather for the great lakes into the northeast. rain in southern california. into central california. snow in the rockies. below normal tempe we like it above normal this time of year, and that's where they're going to be. 50 degrees right now in hayward, turning over to about 63 by noon. we're going to round out the day
in the 70s. lots of sunshine, and we are going to see our temperatures drop, so when you put it into perspective, today is the best day of the week. 70 degrees by tuesday, 65, significant drop off into friday. and don't forget to check your weather any time day or night on the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. >> we want to take a moment to honor an influential historian. manny maribel was to be with us to talk about his new book "malcolm x, life of reinvention." sadly he passed away friday at the age of 60. he was being treated for pneumonia. the new book calls into question a lot that we know about malcolm x, the controversial black nationalist and nation of islam leader. the editor said his every fiber was devoted to the completion of the book. we send our condolences to the family. you can find an excerpt from the
[ cheers and applause ] back now at 8:38. you may remember tori spelling best as donna martin on "beverly hills 90210" but that's so '90s. she's now a wife, a mom, a tv star along with her husband dean mcdermott and the latest show for oxygen network is called "tori & dean, storybook weddings" where they plan people's wedding nuptials. one of the latest ideas, why not toss a pug instead of rice? >> usually it's rose petals.
what if they all toss a pug. >> a stuffed one. >> a tiny one. >> the pugs are this big. that's huge. imagine like welcome to the wedding, toss a pug and you give them a huge box like this? it's all about the vision. >> it's a ginormous box. you put in the pug and it d disappears. >> that didn't work out. >> what gave you the pug idea? >> let me clarify. it's a pug-themed wedding. so they were obsessed with pugs. they each had a pug. instead of the big kiss throwing rose petals we'd throw little pugs at them. >> what made you think about then doing this, being involved. dean, is this your favorite thing to do? >> i roped him in. >> she's persuasive. it was a natural progression. on home sweet hollywood we do a
lot of kids parties. we married a couple of our friends so it was a natural progression. >> any excuse to throw a party. >> spending other people's money. >> as long as it's not ours. >> are you helping to choose the flowers, the dress? >> every detail start to finish. we see them through it all. >> do you interview them, find out what they want, take them shopping? >> all of the above. >> what are you learning from the experience about the diversity of what people want? >> my gosh. the families need to stay out of it. families are so involved. >> too many cooks in the kitchen. >> are you bringing your experience as well? you had a beautiful, beautiful wedding. >> exactly. we did it alone. there are often times we were like, thank goodness we did it alone. there is drama in a wedding. >> we have done the traditional marriage and then have done it alone. we know the middle point. >> we learn a lot. these are new couples, starting out. eachle ti time we marry a new c
it's our love story again. it's nice. >> i love going to weddings. it reminds you of the emotion. maybe because you're rushing around after your children it gets back burnered. >> yes. >> how has it been for you being surrounded by young people and the dreamy bliss? >> makes me feel old. >> no, no. it's great. it reminds us of how we put our relationship off to the side for work and kids and we think, hey, we started off before this family and we need to spend time with one another. it's a nice reminder. >> it is. >> for the people who watch it is there as well. many of us have gone down the aisle, so to speak. >> couple times. >> we have had to make the choices. i made some bad choices. you almost wish you had a sense of having maybe to do something over again. i think my bridesmaids dresses were awful. >> was it on purpose? >> no, never. >> some brides do it on purpose.
>> so they don't look as good as you. >> really? is that what you're learning? >> i haven't learned it from the show, but i have had experiences. >> he's bummed when he doesn't get to pick out the dress. >> i'm involved in everything else. >> i'm the plan, too. why would she want you there? she wants a woman there. >> what if i just pretended. >> oh, shut up. >> do you have arguments as well when you're doing this? >> yeah. >> what do you fight about the most? >> he thinks i don't hear his voice sometimes. >> yeah. we work with our friend james who helps out. the two of them together can't hear me. >> of course. he's gay. we're like flowers, pink, pretty. >> she gets around her gays and can't hear me. >> so helping other people plan their weddings, you guys are working on the marriage. >> ourselves, yes. >> tori spelling and dean mcdermott, thank you very much. you're fun and you will stick around to talk to kathie lee and
and we're back at 8:45 with a touching story about a 9/11 family and a brand new puppy just born at the tsa's canine academy in san antonio, texas. nbc's tom costello has details on this. good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt. the tsa was created, of course, months after 9/11 to try to keep terrorists from ever attacking another airport or plane, but doing that requires the help of some very special noses. hard to imagine these four-legged balls of fur so curious, playful and into absolutely everything will one
day be using those noses to serve on the front lines for the tsa, hunting for explosives. scott thomas runs the breeding program. what makes a dog really good? hi, sweetie. really good at doing his job? >> we are looking for a dog that's environmentally bold, that can go to any environment, act like he's lived there his whole life. secondly their desire to find their favorite toy. >> reporter: it looks like puppy play but the tsa set up a boot camp for dogs. there is something else that makes this special. >> this right here is dolan, number 500. >> reporter: every dog is named after one of the 300 people who died on 9/11 and the class of puppies all start with d. dolan's name is tattooed in his ear. the 500th tsa puppy to go through the program. >> it's such an honor. i can't even tell you what an honor it is for me. >> reporter: at the pentagon's
9/11 memorial benches stand as tribute to those who died that day. one is named after lisa dolan's husband, bob dolan. >> i have a special connection with dogs. so it really filled my heart. i teared up. >> reporter: little dolan has a lot of work ahead. for a year he'll live with a foster family in san antonio before returning to the tsa to begin intense training in bomb detection, learning to sniff out explosives in lounges, train stations, cargo containers and passenger planes and then alert the handler. >> some dogs increase the pace, some slow. they increase in sniffing behavior. >> reporter: it takes more than a year for a dog and handler to learn to work as a team. and there is constant turnover because dogs generally retire at 8. the tsa has to train 300 dogs each year to maintain and grow the program. it turns out dolan represents
something special to the dolans. captain dolan started his navy career in bomb detection. lisa said a specially trained dog found his body at the pentagon after nef. >> -- 9/11. >> it seems the puppy completed a circle for the family. >> reporter: there is a washout rate at the tsa canine academy. 30% to 40% of the dogs don't make it. they are given to loving families for adoption. but the trainers like labs because of their disposition, their love of hide and seek and the incredible noses. back to you. >> tom, thank you so much. lisa dolan and her daughter becca are here to meet the puppy for the first time. when they said there is a washout rate you thought, not dolan. >> absolutely not. >> this is a great tribute to your husband. >> it is. >> what does it mean to the family? >> as i said on the tape, i almost can't explain how full my heart is. we are a dog-loving family.
we have a service dog who works with children who lost someone in the military, who have experienced trauma. we are such dog people to begin with. then to find out about the program which we had no idea about. and that they would be paying tribute to my husband, captain bob dolan, it just is so fitting. it's so fitting. >> becca, it appears i am the only thing standing between you and meeting dolan. let's bring the puppy out now along with scott thomas, the program director for this. hello, dolan. >> oh, my gosh. hello, baby. oh, you got my nose. >> you're looking at part of the story where it says your dad's name is tattooed inside the ear. what does that mean to you? >> it's like there is a little
piece of him around, you know? it's important to us to continue the memory and it's touching that his memory is going to help better the safety of everybody in this country. >> scott, a sense for what dolan is facing? what are the next six months going to be like? >> he has a foster family in san antonio. he'll go home next week or the week after. first stage will be looking at if he's capable of doing it and looking at behavior as he grows older. >> are you going to follow his progress? >> absolutely. >> we have a newsletter monthly we put out. we'll get you on the list. >> if the tail is an indication, lisa, he likes you. >> it's like he knows. >> he does. he absolutely knows. he does. i love you. i know i'm letting you be naughty, but i don't care. >> thanks for bringing dolan. thank you both. >> thank you so much. >> good luck, dolan. we hope it works out. just ahead, we'll be back with more.
may sound odd -- root beer and pork. i understand the combination makes a winning osso buco. todd is owner of cross bar restaurant here in new york city. >> great to be here. it's chilly out still, so braising is something i love to do. it's something i don't think people do enough. you know, braising is a moist cooking. it's really about -- this is a pork shank. if you haven't done pork shank it's really incredible. >> you go to the butcher, say you want a pork shank and you're browning it. >> you sear it. it's like braising a lamb shank. such great flavor. different from getting a pork chop, throwing it on the grill. it has great flavor. we're going to sear those off, add mirepoix of vegetables.
karat carrot, celery and onion. we do carrot with ginger ale. this is all pork so it's wine, swine and dine. we have guinness -- >> are you calling the people who come to the restaurant swine as well? >> we wouldn't do that. >> this is a couple kinds of beer? >> we have guinness and root beer in there. >> the whole thing? >> two root beers and a guinness. >> you can add stock to it. but really the idea is to let it reduce down. put the pork shank back in. >> how long? >> two to three hours. we have cinnamon, star anise and black peppercorns to add to the spiciness of the root beer. >> it smells terrific. >> we'll let them braise and i will show you what happens here. we're actually going to make grits. to this we're going to get this
boiling like that. we add this beautiful grits. we'll have cheddar grits. >> what is -- >> it's regular grits and i add cheese to it. >> oh, it makes cheddar grits. once it's cooked -- >> looks like this. >> uh-huh. >> we add cheese to this. >> thank you. >> some nice beautiful spring ramps. that's a spring garlic. >> look at that. cheddar grits. good morning, guys. >> mm, cheddar. >> grits with cheddar cheese and ramps. >> beautiful grits. >> take a look. i want you to know one of the biggest fans of osso buco is in the house. well, two. they would vie against each other. >> pull them out of the pan like that.
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mateo. in the 70s for today. we are going to see much cooler temperatures tomorrow. more local news coming up in a half hour, the "today" show coming up next. have a great morning, see you in a bit. never before have our public agencies been in such need of adopting survival strategies for private companies to con sod date. the metropolitan transportation commission which oversees transit reports we're spending millions more than the national average on administration. we're spending 20%. do we really need 28 separate purchasing department, 28 plans
departments? ntb staff says by consolidating departments we could say 97 million a year. we believe the same philosophy of consolidationdulho a tlyppo ic transit. share your thoughts at nbc editorials.com. [ cheers and applause ] back now with more of "today" on a monday. it's april 4, 2011. and we are back out on the plaza this morning. joining some nice people, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry. and al roker. a lot of people in town for spring break. if you are traveling today and you're planning to take southwest airlines you may want to check in with your travelle age agent or the airline directly. they cancelled hundreds of flights over the weekend after a hole ripped open in a jet over
arizona. inspections followed that revealing cracks in three other planes. then there was another emergency landing of a southwest jet just overnight. so a lot to talk about with that. check your travel agent. we'll have more on that coming. also, as children we have been taught that honesty is the best policy. we'll get expert advice that says thsa says maybe that's not true with money matters. telling a realtor the top price you are willing to pay, disclosing your salary, sometimes discretion is in your best interest. maybe keeping secrets at times. >> the crowd is showing us the love but the crowd in detroit didn't show charlie sheen the love. it was a rough night for him in detroit when he started his tour. we're going to show you what went down in the motor city. >> all right. >> lots to get to. ann's here so natalie has the
headlines at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, everyone once again. southwest airlines will cancel a hundred flights today after federal investigators reported cracking in three of the company's planes. nbc's tom costello is back with us from washington, d.c. with the latest on this. tom, good morning. >> reporter: the ntsb says to expect boeing to issue an urgent service bulletin urging airlines to check their 737-300s for cracks. southwest says cracks were found in two of the planes that it took out of service. the ntsb said there was a third, but 19 of 79 planes taken out of service were found to have no cracks and they are now back in service. >> we found evidence of additional cracks on that airplane. >> reporter: investigators in yuma, arizona, have now removed a large section from the roof of the southwest 737 that made an emergency landing friday night. that piece will go through metallurgy tests at the ntsb lab in washington.
but already there are clear signs of pre-existing fracture lines on the aircraft's skin along what's called a lap joint. >> what the issue is that along this particular lap joint it was not known in the industry that this was an area on airplanes of this number of cycles that those lap joints should be inspected. >> reporter: new passenger photos show the five-foot hole that opened up 18 minutes into the flight and the oxygen masks that dropped as the plane lost pressure. f.a.a. records show during a heavy maintenance overhaul in march of last year inspectors found cracks along the fuselage of this 737-300. a frame crack 867 inches from the nose, another 380 inches from the nose, 500 inches from the nose and many more. but the f.a.a. cautions that's not unusual for a plane that was 14 years old at the time. inspections are conducted to find and repair those cracks.
>> some wear and tear on an airplane is perfectly normal. an airplane is constantly pressurized, depressurized and it creates wear and tear over time. >> reporter: late sunday southwest issued a statement saying prior to this incident it was in compliance with f.a.a. regulations and inspections and, quote, what we saw with flight 812 was a new and unknown issue. but the question for inspectors is whether this is an isolated case or a potentially bigger problem with the fleet. >> i know the f.a.a. is looking at that also very closely to see if they need to mandate additional inspections. >> reporter: meanwhile, thousands of southwest passengers had their travel plans thrown into chaos over the weekend as the airline cancelled hundreds of flights over two days. >> oh, i think it's excellent that they are checking planes. it's an inconvenience, but i would rather they check the planes than let us fly unsafely. >> reporter: southwest is expected to cancel about a hundred more flights today. it hopes to have completed
inspections by tomorrow. natalie, back to you. >> tom costello, thanks so much. the u.s. pulls war planes from strikes in libya as a short-term extension on use of u.s. aircraft expires today. nato requested the extension due to bad weather in libya. the u.s. will continue to play a supporting role in the international operation there. highly radioactive water is gushing into the pacific ocean off the coast of japan at a rate of 30 gallons per minute as engineers at the quake-crippled fukushima nuclear facility are struggling to contain the leak. workers are planning to corral the contaminated water with a system that's similar to the booms used to contain oil spills. barely a year since the fatal rig blowout and devastating oil spill, bp is requesting permission to resume drilling in the gulf of mexico. this comes just a week after president obama discussed decreasing reliance on foreign oil as a hallmark of responsible energy policy. today is the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of martin
luther king jr. he was not during a visit to memphis, tennessee, to support striking sanitation workers. and the space shuttle "endeavour's" launch may be delayed until april 29 due to scheduling difficulties. the mission will be led by mark kelly, the husband of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. it was a good weekend to be a bunny at the box office. "hop" took the top spot raking in $38.1 million. "source code" was second and "insidious" was third. six minutes past the hour. you're up to date now. let's go back to matt and ann. >> thank you very much. >> mr. roker has a check of the weather. >> we have girl scouts from pittsburgh. this isn't a sheet from the hotel, is it? >> no. >> just checking. because they called and wanted to know if this was their sheet. you didn't bring any cookies!
let's check your weather. we have a risk of strong storms, especially throughout the pu ppss siisi river valley and strong from jackson to memphis. overnit sildweou c be looking au tornadoes. on the radar we have severe thunderstorm watches, tornado watches as well firing up. we'll also be looking at anywhere from one to three inches of rain from jackson up to cincinnati. a new storm on shore in the pacific northwest. avalanche warnings in the cascades and the olympics as they may pick up one to two feet of snow along the coast. take a look at these numbers for today, it's going to be gorgeous, 77 degrees, that's your forecast high in places like napa, los gatos, 76. we are going to significantly
drop off as early as tomorrow down to 70 degrees, 65 for your wednesday, thursday a few more showers back in the mix. that's your latest weather. natalie? >> al, thank you. this morning on "today's money" can you keep a secret? of course honesty is the best policy but sometimes it pays to keep your mouth shut when it comes to your finances. jean chatzky is the author of "money 911" and david bach is the author of "debt free for life" and "finish rich." jean, let's start with a disclaimer here. some of this, not everybody will agree with. it can be controversial here. >> absolutely. >> david, in fact, disagrees with some of it. >> a little bit. >> some. >> we're starting a fight. >> we talk a lot about financial infidelity, those things you should just confess everything -- >> we're not talking about
financial infidelity here. >> no. there is some information you're better off keeping to yourself either because it can make you more money or it can make you feel better. >> keeping those cards close to your chest. tell the truth but you don't have to share everything. >> exactly. hold out a little bit. you could make some money in the process. let's start with the first category with real estate. buyers' interactions with brokers. what's your advice? >> don't tell the top amount you're willing to pay for a house. you have to be careful. there are a couple kinds of real estate agents. in many cases the agent working for you is working for the seller. in that case you really do not want to say, yes, i will go up to x number of dollars. you could hurt yourself. >> research shows sometimes you can get a better price because if the realtor knows what you are willing to go to they will up the price. >> their commission is based on that number. in this market we have to give realtors a break. they just want to close the
deal. >> if you're the buyer's broker that's a person you can trust. if they are representing you, share with them, look, this is the maximum amount i'm willing to spend but remember that person is representing you. that's not the seller's broker. don't show them your cards. >> but if it is your broker be honest with them. >> exactly. >> okay. before we get all the realtors upset with us let's say the national association of realtors says the more information you share the better the realtor can help you find the house of your dreams especially with first time home buyers who need help. >> i agree. >> you want to trust that person. next financial secret, and this is more related to parents' salaries. i know you have personal experience with your 7 1/2-year-old son. you really don't want to tell them how much money you're making, all the books you're writing. >> jean and i say, tell the kids what things cost. that doesn't mean telling them
how much money you make. my son jack is almost 8. he said, how much did you make for the last book you wrote? jack, i'm not sharing that information with you. >> why not? >> because it becomes fodder on the play ground. >> that's right. >> not that i don't trust my child because generally i trust my kids. i just don't trust that they are going to be on the playground and get into a thing with other kids. >> it's not age appropriate. >> when you get to college and your kids need to understand if they are going to qualify for financial aid you may have to get closer to the numbers but you don't have to give them a blanket amount. >> we were saying like social media. you can tell your kid something and within minute it is world could know. you have to be careful. if you share secrets with your children, let them know, this is not to go out to the public. >> no facebooking. >> let's talk different context when talking salary here. this is when it comes to a potential interviewer situation.
>> yes. >> do you reveal to them what you were currently making in your last job, jean? >> not unless you have to. because what you want is for that person to put a number on the table first. granted, my husband is an executive recruiter. this is a really hard conversation to have. he says, i can get anybody to give me their number. be cagey and say, this is how much i'm looking to make. >> it's a great point but i interview peopople all the time. the first thing you ask is what do you make? what did you make at your last job? if the person doesn't answer the question immediately honestly, then you have a lack of trust there and you may not hire them. what i was saying to jean is the key is to be proactive. don't put the number out first. if you're asked, what did you make last year you have an answer. say, look, i was paid this and here's why i'm worth it and here's why i want to make more. >> turn it around and say, what does this job pay? >> great point.
>> last one really quickly here, prices for miscellaneous items. women especially are famous for this. you complemented me on my shoes and i said, i got them on sale! >> or a compliment on my earrings and i say, oh, they're not real. >> disclose or not? >> just say thank you and walk around knowing you got a bargain. >> i agree with jean on this unless it's a really good friend. >> share the bargain. >> maybe you want her to get the same deal. >> i wouldn't want me to get those shoes if i were natalie. >> they're hot. you couldn't wear them on the same day. >> jean chatzky, david bach, great conversation. thank you. still ahead, great gadgets to keep you in touch with your kids even when you're far away. ons and up next, the truth abodi ter thsoled ft asoddictis after this. i have a dollar? yeah. it's right-- i think my purse is upstairs on the bed.
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this morning on "today's health" soft addictions. what are they? they are not drug-related but if you can't stop shopping, going on facebook or eating chocolate you may have a soft addiction. they are featured in woman's day magazine. gail saltz is a "today" contributor. good morning. >> good morning, al. >> what's the difference between addiction and compulsive behavior? >> with a true addiction you expect tolerance. like you get used to it and you need more of whatever it is to feel the same way and you expect withdrawal. so the feeling that if you can't do the thing you feel terrible. with a true addiction like alcohol, tobacco, drugs, when you stop doing it you feel physical withdrawal. nauseous, sweaty and you have a tremor and so on. with things we call soft addictions or compulsive behavior you may not feel good but you don't have physical withdrawal. it's just something you want to
keep doing and it's emotionally driven as opposed to being physically driven. >> so it not a biological or a genetic component? >> there is often a biological or genetic component though we are talking about compulsive behaviors. it tends to run in families and even if it's not it can be brought on by other things. maybe you are doing this behavior because you're depressed or anxious and you are trying to fend off the feelings. it can be in the environment. say your mom was a big shopper and she handled everything by going out and shopping. that could affect you and you could grow up to be a compulsive shopper. >> when you talk about these addictive behaviors. >> yes. >> you talk about something that can be detrimental in life. do soft addictions have this same component? >> absolutely. that's the thing. even though i'm not calling it a drug or alcohol kind of addiction, they can really destroy your functioning in life. they destroy relationships. if you're shopping like crazy and you can't afford it and your spouse is upset, this can ruin a
marriage. it can financially ruin you. it can ruin your work environment if you're doing whatever it is at work and not working. >> there are questions you should ask yourself. >> yes. >> the first question is, are you planning and really preoccupied about planning to do the behavior? >> exactly. it's not just how often you're doing it but are you thinking about it all the time? if it's about exercise, when can i go to the gym, how long can i spend in the gym, what will i do? same thing about shopping. any of these behaviors you think about it a lot. >> if the behavior impacts other parts of your life, that's a problem as well. >> absolutely. this is the primary one. is this affecting your relationships, your work, your finances. >> and then are you secretive about the behavior. >> another biggie. do you find you shop and then kind of leave the bags in the trunk so your spouse won't notice when you bring them are in? are you going under ground because you know you have a problem?
>> and then you have tried to quit and you have to ask yourself have i tried to quit and i can't. >> either you can't or you did quit but it was for a relatively short period of time and you started. sometimes people fool themselves and say, well, i can quit, i quit before. but you went right back to it. >> how do you break it? >> first off you have to admit you have a problem. no behavior changes until you admit you have a problem. that's a big feature of it. >> what's driving the behavior? >> is this mood-generated? do you feel crummy when you don't do it? does it run in the family? you have to look at what's driving it so you can stop it. >> in the case of overeating they say, look, walk away for ten minutes and come back. >> exactly. shake up the behavior. compulsions are repetitive and thrive on a pattern. if you pull back and say, instead of checking my e-mail every hour on the hour, i'm going to shake it up and do ten minutes one day, two hours the
next. break the pattern and just do it differently. instead of eating sweets all the time, go for the apple. in the gym instead of the routine, break it up and do it differently. that throws off the compulsion. but if this is affecting your life and you have tried things and they are not working you probably need professional help. kcome pull sieve behavior can b difficult to get over. think about seeing somebody. some people respond to therapy. some people respond to medication. so it's something you want to think about because it can be very damaging in your life. >> dr. gail saltz, good stuff to think about. >> thank you, al. >> still ahead, charlie sheen's tour kicked off this weekend. we'll see what nisig h gew.ught of his new gig. ale announcer ] dove invited real women to have their close-ups taken by a fashion photographer. then we asked them to try new dove visible care. a revolutionary new line of body wash with the highest concentration of nutrium moisture.
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join hundreds at city hall. at 5:45, a rally will be held at the redwood city square. a number of states voted to limit collective bargaining powers for its public employees. hundreds of people are expected to attend another rally at the carotenes that bridge. at 11:00 this morning, hundreds of demonstrate fors are expected to march across the bridge's pedestrian walkway in trib yud. they'll walk from both sides and rally in the middle at noon. quick break, we'll be right
temperatures up, we're at 56 degrees in oakland, 57 in san francisco. by about noon we're expecting mid to upper 60s. 76 degrees in santa cruz today and temperatures are going to drop as we head through week, so if you didn't get outside yesterday, you may want to do so today. >> today's our day to go to lunch. 9:29 right now, i'll be back with another update in about a half an hour. "today" show back in a minute.
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debbie reynolds. she'll be here with us wednesday for show and tell wednesday on "today." >> exciting. >> pretty cool. >> very neat. >> i'm al roker with natalie morales. coming up this half hour, on the road with the warlock. >> charlie sheen got in a war of words with his bosses, got fired from tv's top sit com, "two and a half men" and sheen is now continuinging his rants on stage. how did the act play with live audiences? not well. but we'll find out more in a few minutes. >> with millions of parents divorced or spending more time away from work it can be difficult to see your kids' faces each night. coming up, we'll show you how to stay in touch and a part of their lives even if you're thousands of miles away. >> all right. is that working? there we go. also we head into the kitchen for tasty dinners you can turn out in no time flat. looking good there. looks like salmon? no, chicken.
first a check of the weather. >> salmon, the chicken of the sea. that's tuna. i'm sorry. let's show you what's going on as far as the week ahead. wet, warm weather in the east. below normal temperatures in the plains. above normal out west with rain. by the midweek the warmth spreads into the southeast. chilly weather in the pacific northwest with mountain snows. below normal in new england. eastern half of the country stays warm but wet in the great lakes through the northeast. rain throughout the california coast with showers in the good morning to you, we're still in the 50s so you'll probably need a light sweater or jacket. but by noon, temperatures are going to climb into the 60s and we'll end up in the 70s. daytime highs this time of year usually register between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. 75 in oakland and 72 in san
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couldn't have been much worse. he was literally booed off stage on opening night which was saturday night in detroit. here in chicago last night he got a standing ovation. he needed it because even the people who are close to charlie sheen said, look, this is going to be bad if it happens again like it did in detroit. charlie booed off stage and fans demanding refunds. i texted with charlie after the show and he said, this show is an evolving experiment. i'm rewriting the entire thing. he tried again last night in chicago. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: at the chicago theater sunday night, charlie sheen finally got some cheers. he set it up like a talk show, sheen as the guest, his close friend the interviewer. charlie let loose about drugs. >> i discovered the internet and crack on the same night. >> reporter: on his estranged wife brooke mueller who got a court order to remove their twin
boys from his house. >> she sent 9,000 cops to my house. >> reporter: he opened up about the drunken meltdown at the plaza hotel saying this about the porn star with him. >> she's all weepy on these shows and i'm like, wow, boo [ bleep ] hoo. >> reporter: for the first time sheen apologized for calling his "two and a half men" costar jon cryer a troll. sheen said again he wants back on the sit com. when it was over in chicago, mixed reviews outside the theater. >> it was boring. >> all in all i thought he did pretty good. >> reporter: but in detroit, just one night earlier. >> you suck! >> reporter: charlie was dying up there. >> i don't do crack anymore, but i'm just saying. >> reporter: there were cheers like when sheen's live-in lovers made an appearance. [ cheers ] >> reporter: yeah, the crowd liked that. sheen pulled out one of his signature bowling shirts from
"two and a half men" to have the goddesses burn it. >> boom. >> reporter: minutes later, sheen lost the crowd with a bizarre warlock routine. >> i am delivered here in the form of my perfect flesh. >> reporter: some fans got up and left early. [ booing ] >> reporter: and then so did charlie, less than one hour into his routine. >> i'll come back to this once you guys are awake. >> reporter: he seemed frustrated and walked off stage. suddenly a rapper showed up. that was it. charlie never came back. >> don't go. >> save your money. >> worst show we have ever seen. >> reporter: what do you think? >> awful. >> a waste of two hours of my life. >> reporter: the critics were brutal, too, ripping sheen apart. a dud, disastrous, sheen bombs on opening night. two shows down, 20 to go, zig zagging all over north america.
clearly still tweaking with every new show. i like the little sheen bobbleheads on the graphic. the show is actually pretty graphic in and of itself. what i found interesting is the differential in the crowd. a woman behind me was in her 60s. a woman to my left in her 20s. things got awkward when he was holding different conversations with the crowd. a lot of vulgarity in this show. sheen said he's not on drugs, for the record, and said, quote, i'd make my urine and blood available to anyone. not like you'd want it, but there you go, al. >> enjoy your cheerios. jeff rossen, thanks so much. coming up next, how to stay involved in your kids' lives even if you're far away, right after these messages. [ female announcer ] little acts like using less material can make a meaningful impact. ♪
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>> announcer: "todays moms" is brought to you by walmart. save money, live better, walmart. this morning on "today's moms" staying connected long distance whether you have a lengthy commute to travel on business or you're divorced it can be hard to stay in touch with kids but a lot of moms and dads are finding high tech ways to keep in touch. heather cabbot is the web life editor from yahoo. >> thanks for having me. >> a lot of the technology is stuff we have at home and these are different ways to use them. >> exactly. we did a poll and found 95% of people have a p.c. or laptop at home. 86% have digital cameras and more than half have web enabled smart phones. it's about putting things into
practice so when we are away from kids we can stay connected. >> nothing says home more than seeing a little picture of your kid coming through on a device when you're on the road. you have a great way to stay connected. this is realtime. >> this is called the visit frame. it's a two-way digital photo frame. essentially you can e-mail a picture to it and it shows up instantly. >> right away. >> this is a great thing if you live in a different time zone or you're traveling in a different time zone. you can send a photo to it and the child will see it after they wake up from their nap or something. >> cool. >> you can respond back as well. >> so you can text back saying, oh, cute picture or whatever. >> right. now this runs $229. it's expensive but the company is coming out with this which is called the mini in june. it's $99. this allows you to take any digital frame you have and give it the functionality of the visit. so turn any frame you have into
this. >> great, fantastic. >> next, scrapbooking and this is something that is a great way to keep your photos organized, right? >> a lot of us use photo sharing sites. i have an example here of a guy in reno, nevada, who uses flickr. his name is brian. he's a divorced dad of two. he uploads pictures of he and his dikids and they can see the photos when they are at mom's. it's a way to keep a collective scrapbook together. as they get older it's something they will always have and it's free. >> wonderful. exactly. that's even better. video games, i know my son is into them especially anything having to do with lego. this is a way for parents to stay connected if you want to play with them. >> this is called massively multi player online games. essentially being in a virtual world with your child, being able to play remotely.
so you get for $19.99 a subscription for the game and a monthly fee of about $9.99. you can play with your child in this virtual world. there are other games that allow you to do that that don't cost anything. chess, scrabble, other things that allow you the same thing and don't cost as much. then it's always a good idea especially because various games are age appropriate for different kids. go to common sense media.org. it's a phenomenal resource. go to the online gaming page and see what games they rate for different ages. >> perfect. it used to be you would send postcards or letters from home. you suggest pen palling is a great way to keep in touch. >> why not create a dedicated e-mail address for you and your child to use. get into the habit. especially as your child starts to read and write to send a weekly note. >> so cute. >> even a daily note and at the end when they're going off to
college you will have this -- >> you're going to make me cry. >> you will have a record of correspondence. again, it's free to set up a webmail account and something you will always have. >> real quickly, if you want to read them a bedtime story there is a way to do it electronically as well with the ipad. >> it's an app. you need a web cam and a computer, a p.c. or mac to record it. but a story before bed is a website that allows you to buy digital books and record your voice reading a story to them. this is me. >> that's great. >> what you can do is get the ipad app and they can look at it on the ipad or an iphone as well. >> fantastic. little bit of time left. >> if you want to hear their voice get italk or another digital recorder for the phone and you can listen to them. >> i love you, mom! uh love you so much! i love you when i give you hugs!
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♪ twizzlers. the twist you can't resist. this morning in "today's kitchen" step by step. hey, mom, what's for dinner? you have just come home from a busy day at work and now you have to figure out what to feed those hungry mouths. ali cap lewis is here with ideas from her latest book "dinner tonight, done." let's start with chicken. >> chicken. >> we have chicken -- >> night after night. >> how do you make it different? >> there are a million ways to make chicken. in our cookbook we handle a lot of them, we give you fresh ideas. this is one of my favorites.
a chicken breast stuffed with dill havarti cheese. >> why that? >> it has the dill in it. you just buy the cheese. really simple. take the boneless chicken breast, cut a pocket in it like that. put the cheese right in. just like that. that's it. >> how much cheese? i guess you don't want too much? >> about an ounce. it depends how keep you cut the pocket. the kids can do it. it's fun. salt and pepper. thank you. my sous chef. and in the skill let. that's it. cook it until it cooks through and the cheese will melt and get gooey and delicious. >> we like that. >> it's a super easiy recipe an it's delicious. >> and you have a tomato salad. >> heirloom tomatoes. you can get the big ones when they're in season. put those on the plate and for a little bit of zing those are
peperoncinis, the pickled peppers. you see them in greek salads. sprinkle on top with a little bit of olive oil, more salt and pepper, please, and dinner tonight is -- >> done! >> done! >> but wait, there's more. >> there is more. >> we have dessert. >> let me show you. another amazing recipe, three ingredients. chocolate ricotta ice box cake. put it in the food processor with hot melted chocolate, layer it with wafer cookies, put it in the fridge for eight hours and slice it up. a little bit of grated chocolate on top and you're done. >> you're just using a potato peeler? >> yeah, want to try? >> just like that? >> yeah. try on the corner. there you go. >> oh. >> like the recipes in the cookbook and our ipad app called "no time to cook." so a lot of the recipes are like
this. fast, easy. >> i feel like whittling. i'm whittling down a block of chocolate here. i'm going to make a toy out of it. that's nice. let's cut a little bit of this for natalie here. >> it looks good. >> super simple. kids love it, grown-ups love it. >> we eat chicken every night just about. it's like, what do i do with the chicken now? >> we have a tomato thing. >> he's serving me. how nice of you, mr. roker. >> al, it's delicious. dessert is the best part. >> i know. still to come, kathie lee and hoda will be here and the first lady -- former first lady is back. >> first your local news and weather. óa or good morning to you, it's
in critical condition this morning after being attacked at the giants season over in los angeles. brian stowe suffered head trauma when he was punched in the back of the head thursday. a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest of these men when he punched stowe as he andis friends left dodger stadium. >> there's definitely a problem. i don't think innocent people should die over who wins. it's sad, it's disappointing. >> especially with everything that's going on in the world, it's ridiculous that people would take it to the level of violence and beating each other up. it's terrible. >> the mayors and police chiefs of los angeles and san francisco issued a joint statement over the weekend saying this attack is unconscionable behavior that will not be tolerated in either of our ballparks or in either of our cities. once apprehended the attackers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
let's check the forecast. >> it's going to be a beautiful day everywhere across the bay area, we're expecting the 70s, mid to upper 70s depending on your proximity to the water. 56 in hayward, 58 degrees in san francisco. great day to go fishing. our temperatures are going to end up in the 70s later on today, 75 degrees in livermore, 76 in san jose, and 72 degrees in the city by the bay, a really comfortable afternoon. and our temperatures dropped since yesterday. here's mike with your drive. >> salmon season opened now and the bay bridge getti ting openep now. some folks don't do that, folks, waiting in the line on the media for that light to change in two minutes, that is not good to do. the ticket is over $200. let me overlay some accidents that have happened in the last 20 minutes. no big deals, they are out of
captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, everybody. so glad you're with us. i hope you had a great weekend. a nice crowd out there for this monday, april 4th. >> it's a little bit dreary. >> they say, they say. it sort of cleared up but not enough for all of us here. >> we want to you keep your eye on the back window because we may have a special guest a little later. how was your weekend? >> it was nice. it ended beautifully because the
academy of country music has this great show. i love country music. >> i know. >> and out comes carrie underwood singing one of her songs. she is so terrific. >> she is so talented. >> and then comes steven tyler. crank it up. ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ just give me a >> she wanted to give him a cues, you knew she did right then. >> that's what you were so excited about? >> yes. here is the great thing -- >> i'm sorry. maybe i had to see it live when it happened because -- i mean, i like her sing iing. ♪ my temporary home >> he did a duet with one of her songs and then broke out into that one. >> he is terrific, she's terrif terrific. the moment was lost on me. >> sorry. >> lost. >> i was cheering alone in my
apartment. they had great duets, rihanna -- >> who is that? >> rihanna was singing and so was the zac brown band. let's listen to a little. ♪ when i saw you there because i'm a rambling man note note. >> james didn't know. ♪ >> there's james. there are certain people that you've lived your whole life with, the soundtrack much of your life, and james is that for me. >> he is outstanding. >> it it was a great show? >> so much fun to watch. >> i miss it as usual. how was your da"date line"? did anybody watch that? >> i don't know. >> when do the ratings come in? >> on sunday it's difficult because we are up against "60 minutes." >> nbc needs to put counter programming there. do our show called happy hour
and it should be a recap of the week before and it should just be alternative programming. >> well, we'll see how we did on sunday. >> all right. you rock it. you rock it, girl. >> we tried. i did nothing but write all weekend long because i am in rewrite hell on my musical. >> how is it going? >> it's going well. we have ten more days. yeah, you start to get into -- >> i can't wait until we start -- it's going to be in seattle soon, right? >> well, yes. we're supposed to open in seattle in september. >> very exciting summer. >> you were very big last night on the cleveland show. this is when you know you are getting big, hoda woman, when you become a reference during some sort of social commentary of contemporary life. apparently it happened last night on the cleveland show. let's see what happened. >> so we saw the photos i have of you. i swear, i'm not a stalker. >> oh, sure. that's what my last stalker said, then she killed herself on our doorstep.
i'm just kidding. she's on the "today" show now. stay away from me, hoda. >> i love that. i love that. maybe it was because you said on the air very publicly that you love, you know, being with fat men, so i thought maybe -- >> not being with, some of the guys i've gone out with have been overweight and i like that because i feel thinner. >> and there's nothing wrong -- you were after some really good hair products because, you know, cleveland would probably know how to control that do. come on. why were you stalking cleveland? >> i don't know. i've never seen the show but i'm going to start watching it now. >> hoda, you made it. you're being referenced and you're one name. >> that's because they can't pronounce my last name. on the front page of "the new york post" is not winning but losing and it's about charlie sheen on his little tour. he was in detroit and into his
performance people got frustrated. >> we get that part. >> can you listen -- do they have the boos down there? i'm not sure. >> you -- >> he walked off and that was his brother emilio -- no, i'm just kidding. >> he walked off the stage and he said things like don't worry, i already have your money or something like that. >> apparently there's a no refund policy no matter what and i guess scalpers all around the country, all these tickets sold like this and for a lot of money and people were -- scalpers thought they would make a fortune. now i don't know if they can give them away. >> he went to chicago yesterday and they gave him a standing "o" before he started. i don't know whether -- and then he changed the format and it was more of a q&a as opposed to standing up with the girls. >> i don't understand this for lots of reasons, hoda.
there's supposed to be a recession in this country that is a lot of people hurting. i don't know how anybody has the money for this, to go see that. plus, you can just watch it on youtube. it's already on there. we're going to talk later about all of this only because it's in the news. we know you don't want to talk about it and we don't either. so betty white is at it again. >> well apparently there's a new survey that says -- new research that says you actually reach your peak of happiness and contentedness in your mid-80s and nobody represents that more than 89-year-old betty white. she has a new show. it's a reality show for senior citizens. what's it called? "off their rockers." >> okay. so she does gags on older people. >> you have to be a little careful. people can -- there are pacemakers and things involved. but nobody -- >> older people prank younger
people, okay. >> she's not cranking -- that's even better. that's good. >> that is good because you just don't expect that. that's excellent. >> and her other show called hot in cleveland -- >> what is it? >> hot in cleveland. who is hotter than betty? we love her. a woman took umbrage because a lot of people put up basketball stands, hoops, in their yard or something. this woman wilmington, delaware, lady -- >> she's had it up for a long time and they pass add city ordinance saying you can't have a basketball hoop or a tree or anybody within like seven feet of the street. in protest she stayed up there on top of her basketball hoop. the city came in and knocked that baby right down. so the deal is i guess -- you know what, it looked like it was on the curb and you would have to play in the street to play basketball. >> i don't know. there's an ordinance that basically says it can't be closer than seven feet from the
street. >> but she perched up there. she perched and waited. she really wanted that basketball hoop. >> you know what, maybe it's more than that. maybe it's that basketball hoop is symbolic. get out of my life, government, and can we just live our lives? i don't know. >> but if the basketball hoop -- >> just anger over all of that, just interfering with every aspect. b >> but it looked like on the other side of the sidewalk and the play would be in the street playing basketball. >> well, that could be deceiving, too. who knows, hoda woman. >> see? >> we should have her on. i love her. >> now there's a florida neighborhood that wants to ban kids completely from playing in the street. >> yeah. >> it's a community, one of those gated communities and they've decided that this is their property and they don't want kids running about. they're going to have a vote. that's ridiculous. >> i think so. >> don't you think? >> i do. do you know what's not
ridiculous? we have favorite things today. we only have a few minutes to go through them. what's your first? >> i only have one. you know how i have music and i'm not using this as an excuse to play more, this is the new nano. let me show you something, it's a touch screen. okay? hold on. then when you want to listen to the radio because you are over your music, you hit radio. wait. and then to scan. look. isn't that a crazy? you can't get the radio on the ipod. so little, you can't see it. >> i'd have trouble jogging. i'd have to put glasses on to find it. >> they should make the kind that gets bigger. >> let me know when they make that. >> it has all kinds of gadgets. >> mine, i have never liked crocs in the past. i don't think they're attractive but they have a new kind. they are $44.99 on crocs.com. they are so comfortable and they look like they're great for,
when you are walking around a pool or on the beach when the hot sand is too hot or something like that. they come in 250 styles now, a ga zillion colors. they were sent to me. i thought, at least it's more stylish and i put it on and said, sold. comfy. sarah, a drink again with you. >> the trend is i clearly only do food. it's telling you something. but this is a calcium supplement. it sounds healthy, which it is, but amazingly delicious. it's chocolate. you can buy them online at a adora.com, about $7.99. it's a supplement. when it says on the packaging, though you may be tempted, please handle it as a dietary supplement. >> too much calcium is very dangerous. >> you do have to look. it's not cappedndy. it's delicious. >> how is barbara bush doing over there? >> we are so excited. >> barbara bush is with us. >> dressed down. changed from her earlier outfit.
i dressed up out of respect for our former first lady. her book is now out. she is one of the great ladies ever and we're so excited. i said to her this morning, thank you for birthing jenna. we love jenna. everybody around here loves her. our everyone has a story. ♪ everyone has a moment >> that's real music, mrs. bush. >> that's right. >> lori wrote in to tell us about her 3-year-old son, jack, diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, i think it's called. she and her husband had just had a second baby, braden, who was born then with a large hole in his heart. they now have two little boys at home, both of them very, very sick, and she wrote a very beautiful letter to us about being a mother and father. and so this week we're going to have this song sung by a husband and wife who are now next 20
normal. >> you said jack has clear scans which is great news. >> he does. and isn't he beautiful? lori is on the phone, i think, and jack is with her. lori, how are you? >> caller: good, how are you? >> we're great. are you going to be able to get on a plane with those little ones? >> we are freaking out. we are so excited. >> david and i have written a song we hope you will love. we will see you thursday and wish you very safe travel. >> your kids are adorable. >> she sent pictures. >> former first lady laura bush is here to share some very special memories. memories. >> we can't wait to talk to her right after this. , dog: bacon?
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there are no more closets. announcer: moms everywhere are finding ways to keep kids active and healthy. get ideas. get involved. get going at letsmove.gov. nearly a year ago former first lady laura bush told her life story in a book "spoken from the heart." >> the story begins with her joir growing up in midland, texas to life in the white house. the book is now in paper back.
she is here to tell us about them. >> i can't believe it's a year already. >> i know it is. unbelievable, isn't it? it's gone so fast. >> what we love, you were over there texting jenna your daughter. we love have her around on "the today show." >> she fit in like a love. >> she really enjoyed it. >> do you tell her what she is wearing is right? >> we have a big huge family blast where we blast not just family, but friends that want to be on the e-mail blast to know she is going to be on. we are trying to do something for your ratings. >> thank you. >> not that you need it. >> isn't it nice to have a child that actually makes a living? >> it is. absolutely. both our girls are working. >> what is barbara doing? >> barbara founded a nonprofit called global health corp based on the teach for america idea of recruiting young, smart college graduates, but in this case to work in the health field. she's been very successful, too. they both have. george and i are really proud of
them. >> how has life been? your book is a fascinating read. >> it's written beautifully. >> we love the way it's written. it takes you on this terrific journey. people learn a lot of things about you they may not have known before. >> exactly. >> what was it like revealing all those things? >> i want it to be candid. this is my chance to answer all the questions i never got asked by a reporter. mainly it was the same questions over and over. also, i think just for history that it was important to write about what it was like in the white house after september 11th. i think that's important for all of us to remember what it was like in those weeks and months after where we were all feeling fearful and vulnerable. >> weren't afraid. >> i really was not ever that afraid. i'm just not a fearful person really, which is fortunate. george said, you know, he could have been married to someone who said, get me out of here, right after that.
>> also the danger involved being president in such a crazy world. >> of course, i did worry about him. but really, neither one of us are really very fearful. >> women's shoes were so important early on. >> long before we heard about afghanistan on the front burner. >> you didn't let them go after your husband's presidency. >> we are still working on those four issues that were most important to us, education, global health, human freedom and the economy. so this week i hosted a conference of afghan women. many women came from afghanistan to join us, women entrepreneurs. their economy won't be successful unless women can also contribute to it. in fact, if we look around the world and the countries where half the population is left out, where women are left out, they are usually failing countries. >> you have to get an education and that is forbidden. >> yes. >> you're keeping this story on the frontburner.
stories like that often get pushed off to the side, don't they? >> they do. it's hard. it's hard for americans to consider continuing to support afghan women and to do what we can for their freedoms. it's been a long time. >> there is still a bunch of security gentlemen all over, secret service. >> that's rye. >> i understand at home on the ranch that you can actually really feel alone, huh? >> we do. the secret service is there, too, but i drive the truck around the ranch. >> look at you. >> that's the only time i drive now. >> what is life like with just the two of you and the dogs? >> i love the story you tell about the very first day back in texas your husband got up and made the coffee the first time in eight years. >> exactly. all those years, 14 years really because i guess six years at government's mansion. of course, i'm cooking after 14 years. not very well, i may say. not very successfully. >> it's not like riding a bike? >> no. cooking really is a habit. i'm way out of it.
i should stay out of it the rest movie life. >> how is your husband enjoying retirement? >> he is. we love going to texas rangers baseball games. we were there on opening day, friday night. that was really fun. so it's just fun to be back home with all of our friends. we lived in dallas before george was elected governor. of course, i went to college there. that's where the bush institute and library is going to be. >> the one thing you still don't have, laura bush, do you know what that is? >> what is it? >> a grand child. >> i know it. are you all mentioning that to jenna, as well? >> not yet. it's lovely to have you. >> thank you so much. >> you're such a beautiful woman. >> thank you all. it was fun. i was looking forward to being with you all. thanks a lot. >> up next, if you like to move with the groove, you're going to get a kick out of sara's next web video. >> who is the real winner,
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on westbound 580. and thank you for joining us, the "today" show continues next, we'll see you bright and early tomorrow morning starting at 5:00 a.m. ha gvere aatve afternoon, goingo be a nice day to enjoy it. we're back on this fun day monday with something fun to talk about, today's buzz. >> andy cohen, the host of "watch what happens live" is here to fill you in. >> charlie sheen gave you a present over the weekend, didn't he? >> all of us. >> the gift that keeps on giving. >> absolutely. i should say he did better last night, they are saying, in chicago. he mad a moderator out there doing a q and a with him which is a better format. i with would love to moderator job. >> are they asking him the tough questions? >> apparently. he'll answer anything. that's something great about
him. i don't know. was someone unknown. he never identified who he was. right. he did the show in detroit was a huge bomb. "the new york times" had a fascinating piece today which was as much a commentary about the show as the people who went to see it. we were talking yesterday at my show, what did they expect when they bought the tickets? "catch me if you can?" it ain't. >> i think him saying -- >> it was put together so quickly. >> him saying you're not going to get your money back, too bad. >> i already got your money. that is a tough thing to say to an audience, absolutely. over the weekend came news he and brooke mueller have hammered out their custody agreement. >> what is it? >> one thing i thought was interesting, if it's true, is that they each are going to be drug tested randomly three times a month, which can only be a good thing, right? >> i guess so.
>> is there something bad about that? >> i wonder if it's enough. >> anyway, how often do i do the random drug tests of you? >> i think we are down to twice a week. >> it's okay. >> rebecca black has that song called "friday." >> i knew you were going to sing it. >> i like it. >> of course you do. there it is. so jimmy fallon made up that with steven colbert, if $25,000 was raised for jimmy fallon charity donors, steven colbert was going to have to come on jimmy's show and sing it. he did and he was great. ♪ her name was thursday ♪ thursday friday ♪ friday ♪ >> i like it. >> lots of stuff going on. >> i love that show. >> he's a doll.
>> what is rebecca black's future? >> i think recording contracts. will she be the next beib? >> who is the first beib? >> justin bieber. >> oh. right. >> snooki. there was a lot of talk about snooki. she got 32 grand speaking at rutgers. >> toni morrison speaking at the commencement. >> i don't think they know who toni morrison is. >> you think? snooki's advice was study hard but party harder. >> and she got $32,000? >> look, it's a statement about our society. >> you encourage it. >> don't turn this on me, ladies. >> yes. >> you're giving the people what they want. that's our job. >> you're not boozing it up on this show? >> constantly. we are loaded by 10 to 10.
you know what i'm saying. this is what culture seems to want now, right? >> yes. >> let's talk about the victoria's secret model. >> it she too thin? let's take a look at it. victoria secret has been known for its curves. not a lot of curves here. a lot of hard angles, i would say. she is in the middle. the profile says she is a size 8 dress. >> that can't be. >> she is 5'9". >> can i say one thing on the left? i'm 5'9" and i'm a size 8. that is a 0 or 2, whatever. >> she says she is totally healthy though, right? >> she does. >> how did he'llton john do on "snl?" >> he did great. it was hilarious. they did a funny sketch. the deal was dragons were attacking the uk. all of the celebrities who have been knighted got together. it was elton john and paul, tom
hanks as michael caine. elton john took the opportunity to slam "spider-man" the musical. >> amazing. >> he had a little bit of success. >> and he plugged "the lion king." he said it's still running. >> andy, thank you. >> great to see you. >> see you next time. >> you can catch andy in the 100th episode, what? of "watch what happens live" this thursday live. who is your guest? >> jill and ramona. >> tori and dean head down the aisle. ♪ [ male announcer ] from advances in medical imaging that help doctors detect diseases earlier. to innovations in renewable power that bring america closer to energy independence. to investments that help businesses grow and create jobs. ♪ at ge, we're using imagination at work...
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it is time to welcome back one of the hollywood's favorite couples tori spelling and dean mcdermott. >> they have a new show called "tori and dean's storybook weddings." they've taken them from ordinary to extraordinary after they deal with wedding jitters and a little heat. >> do you want to pick which ones you want to try on? >> i love this one. try that and this. we are going to do this one and this one. there they are. you would think they would want to be here on time. we already picked the dresses. hi. you're so late. >> sorry. >> i would think you would want to be here on time. >> that was the bride.
that's the bride. things are not going well at all. >> her mom and sister are late to the dress choosing. >> they were super late, 45 minutes to an hour late. >> how do you pick the brides? how does one get on the show? >> they send in submissions and video. they they'll us why they want us to tep them with the wedding, a little about their love story. we looked at hundreds of submissions and picked eight couples. >> and their tape. did you say that? >> yeah. >> do they have to be wealthy? can they come from nothing? >> yeah. they are all very different. >> i watched the first episode with the pugs. >> the pug-themed wedding. i don't care what this couple is, i want to do this wedding because it's pugs. i love pugs. >> dean, i understand why tori would be interested in doing this show. >> why me? >> we don't get it exactly. >> because she is my wife. if she ain't happeny, i ain't happy we just work great together.
it was the natural progression. we've done a lot of parties for their kids and they are fabulous. we married friends. i was there along the way. >> he builds stuff. he builds. it is credit diy. we make everything which the bride and grooms are surprised. i think they think we are going to make it happen. or hire somebody. he builds everything. >> i built a flying carpet. >> are the brides like the bride there who seem edgy or are some of them warm and fuzzy? >> they are very different. >> that bride was warm and fuzzy. >> she was great. men want to be involved in weddings now. i feel like you didn't see that ten years ago. you were like what's the music. >> were you involved in yours? >> oh, yeah. he's exceptional. most men, he is very metro. most guys don't care. i'm finding more and more grooms have an opinion. which is great. >> i still don't know the
difference between salmon and fuscia. >> hello. >> your mom was here and things seem to be going great. >> we were all in new york yesterday. we saw her play. it was fabulous. >> she said she would be on some of the shows. >> she is on a lot this season. not "storybook weddings," but we are also filming "tori and dean." >> do you ever have a day when the cameras aren't running? >> there are a couple of hours. >> it's one show after another. they are different. next will be "tori and dean take a poop." >> really looking forward to that one. >> it's the natural progression. >> we don't want you to get bored. >> how do you think you breakthrough? it is a crowded field of reality shows. every time there is another one and another one. why do you think yours is unique and stands out? >> i think because we are honest. there are shows that are very
produced and maybe not obvious to people watching at home, but i can see it. us, we just kind of put the cameras on and go. whatever comes out, comes out. >> we'll give you the opportunity to answer the rumors out there. >> okay. what's the rumor? >> everybody would be very delighted, very thrilled if you are expecting another little mcdermott. >> we hope some day. we are actively trying. >> there you go. that's the next reality series. you can catch tori and dean "storybook weddings" at our "storybook weddings" at our oh... oh! oh! red! red! red! yes! yes! come on! oh. no! oh... bummer. [children shouting] hoops? yeah. sure. sure.
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we have key staples to get you through the spring. it has been so unpredictable, the weather. >> it was freezing this story, now it's hot in here. >> i love how you laid this out. we have models showing how to wear for springtime and mannequins will show how to wear it for summer. >> exactly. spring is here. it doesn't feel like that every day. in style narrowed it down for five essentials to wear now through spring. >> red jeans. i didn't know those were in. >> red jeans, $50 from the gap. this is something that perks up your wardrobe. a lot of neutrals you've been wearing the long winter you can wear now. mix them up with red jeans and grace has them on with a great navy blazer, top from theory. and an urban outfitters bag. >> for the summer, what have you done? >> for summer, she would throw on a beachy top like this from lucky brand, a bag from aldo.
embellish that. >> a floral dress you can't go wrong. with. >> exactly. what is more spring-like than that? this is diane wearing them with layers like a cable knit sweater, express jacket. she is toning down the fact this is such a sprightly floral dress. then when the weather gets warmer, she'll let the dress stand alone with some essentials like a bag that picks up a color in the dress and colorful sandals like these. >> pleated pants are in. >> we are moving above and beyond the skinny pant. they are not totally gone, but we have other silhouettes that are interesting and figure-flattering. these are from boden, $128. cashmere sweater, beautiful necklace from ann taylor and neutral gray pumps. >> those are beautiful. >> make it for summer for us. >> the summery take would be for cheryl to switch out her top to a lacy tee, add a fedora and
woven sandals like this and a cork purse. >> i love cork. >> shorts. shorts are hard to wear in the springtime. you figured it out. >> these are dressy shorts from forever 21. they are only $20. they are linen. shorts and tights are a huge, huge trend. she pulls it off really well. she looks very polished. the tights have a little rib in them. that lengthens out her leg. to switch things out for the summer, she would wear a top like this one from guess. some great colorful flats. >> that's cute. i like that top. >> our last lady. >> this is a printed skirt. it's all about bold graphic patterns right now all the way through spring. nadine looks lovely in her layering pieces. cable knit sweater, cargo vest. they let the skirt shine on its own. >> tell us how you did it for
summertime. >> switch out with a basic white tank and more accessories that are very, very summer-driven like laser cut flats and the sandra roberts straw clutch with white picking up the white tank. >> i live ivanka's new line of shoes. >> i will be glad when we get into one season so we don't have to have whiplash like this. thank you so much. >> sara reveals our fan of the week.
she records our show every day. her favorite part of the show is today's style. it allows her to see the latest trends. she disagrees with jimmy fallon because she doesn't think hoda's wallet is too much. she watches klg and hoda. no matter what is going on in her crazy life from 10:00 to 11:00, she is going to smile and laugh. >> so, so cute. >> thank you for being such a devoted fan. we are sending her to the vero beach hotel and spa in florida for three nights and two days. round trip air fare for two and dinner at the cobalt restaurant. >> that is awesome. every day we look at the weather down there, don't we? it's just 83, just saying. >> that's what she says. >> just saying. thanks, brigitte. >> you can send your things into our website. >> not all your things. just that stuff. we've got a big week coming up. >> yes, we do. who is going to be on our show?
>> denise quaid on wednesday, uma thurman, sinbad will be on. >> we have a big week. laura bush already here. >> this whole death of privacy issue is becoming not just interesting but dicey. we are going to talk how if you lose your identity ways to get it back. >> that is scary to me. >> now that you're known as just hoda, how are you ever going to get your own identity back, hoda woman? fun travels for the entire family. >> we are very busy and important. not busy. >> we'll be back. we have nowhere t go and nothing else to do. have an awesome fun day, everybody. god bless. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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