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say we formally inform the white house and pentagon that the u.s. ever escalating possibly and nuclear threats will be smashed by the will of the people, the united military, and cutting edge small, light nuclear strike means. the pentagon announced it would deploy an anti-ballistic missile system to guam in the pacific. hours later, the u.s. secretary of defense criticized what he called north korea's dangerous
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rhetoric. >> some of the actions they have taken over the last few weeks present a real and clear danger. we take those threats seriously. >> but can the north attack the u.s.? u.s. officials tell nbc news north korea does have missile deliverable nuclear weapons but with a range of about 1,000 miles, unable to reach the united states, but seoul, just across the border, is certainly in range. but you wouldn't know it today. in south korea, there's absolutely no sign of public concern and people here have some advice for americans. don't have north korea scare you, they say. it wants the attention, it wants to scare you. still, until the 29-year-old north koreaen official threatens war, u.s. officials are prepared. >> outrageouses from comments and north korea for decades.
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what's different about the tone and context this time around? >> what is different now is capability. the north koreans tested a nuclear device and now they're threatening to use it. they may thought be able to launch a nuclear war head to the united states, but they could launch one in the region that has a potential to leading to an arms escalation, a nuclear proliferation across asia. this is a serious threat. the south koreans however, still think the north is bluffing, and they're not seeing signs on the ground that north korea is preparing for a major military offensive. >> richard, thank you very much. >> now to connecticut with earlier this morning, lawmakers approved some of the tightest gun control legislation in the country. nbc's kristen welker is traveling with the president.
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she's in san francisco this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. president obama will spend the day fund-raising, but the first part of the trip was aimed at campaigning for stiffer gun laws. it's a different story in the states in the wake of the newtown tragedy. this morning, the connecticut state legislature passed some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, expanding background checks and adding 100 guns to the list of banned assault weapons. following the vote, reaction was swift. >> connecticut now with the governor's signature will have the strongest gun safety laws in the country. hopefully that is some measure of comfort to the victims of newtown. >> earlier on wednesday with federal gun laws facing an uncertain future, president obama ramped up pressure on congress. >> we must do something to protect our communities and our kids. >> surrounded by denver police
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officers just miled away from the aurora theater where 12 lives were claimed last summer, the president called on congress to do what states already had, pass stiffer gun laws. >> every day that we wait to do something about it, even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives from a bullet from a gun. >> despite the gridlock in washington, 60% believe laws covering gun sales should be more strict, but stiff opposition remains. on wednesday, there was a pro-gun rally in boston, and the nra continues their rally against gun control. >> a lot of times these issues in the states are more in their face, in the face of legislators. the governors are dealing with this every day. >> 87% of americans support expanding background checks, but even that faces a tough road in congress. as for connecticut, the governor
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is expected to sign the legislation into law later today. the president will visit that state on monday and continue to press for more federal gun laws. >> kristen, thank you very much. in other news, one man is missing in alabama this morning after a powerful storm that also caused an already crippled carnival cruise ship to break free from its moorings. kerry sanders is at the port of mobile. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. the coast guard spend much of the night in helicopters over the water and in boats on the water searching for this missing man. the 40-year-old who did not work for carnival cruise line but worked in a guard check here was literally blown into the water. the coast guard and divers will decide on an action to find his body, but the weather created another mishap for the carnival cruise ship triumph, which has faced a series of troubles. >> it was crazy. it was kriezy.
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the storm came up fast with wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour. witnesses say the next thing they knew, the triumph, more than 101 gross tons and 900 feet long broke loose of its mooring and was blown into the mobile river. >> someone said, look at the carnival cruise ship, it turned sideways and a tug boat was trying to keep it in the center of the river, but it ended up pinning the tug boat against the bank. >> the triumph sustained what the cruise line called limited damages, but several dashes in the superstructure could be seen. for carnival, the nation's largest cruise company, it's been one misfortune after another. an engine fire left this ship adrift in the gulf of mexico in february. more than 4,000 passengers and crew were stranded and the to endure miserable conditions for five days. two ships recently experienced propulsion problems and
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passengers aboard the carnival dream had to be flown home after a generator problem left it stalled in st. marten. they leave one observer wondering. >> don't know if the boat is cursed or what. i'm not going on it. >> why the cruise ship wasn't tied up properly to begin with will be part of the coast guard investigation. meanwhile, carnival cruise line says its thoughts are going out to the family of the missing man. they point out there were 600 crew members onboard plus 200 subcontractors and all of those folks are okay. matt. >> kerry sanders in mobile, alabama, this morning. thank you. there's new fallout over those disturbing practice videos that have now led to the firing of the basketball coach at rutgers university. >> natalie has been talking to people, students at her alma mater. >> still a lot of outrage at rutgers and beyond.
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a lot of people asking wha university leaders knew and how they handled the situation when they became aware of the coach's abuse. a dozen faculty leaders claiming there was a cover up calling on the president to resign. but some players who endured the coach's abusive style are now coming to his defense. the fate of mike rice became the main subject of debate on the campus of 58,000. >> what was your reaction when you saw them? >> any coach who uses fear and intimidation is not a coach at all. >> i personally think some of the stuff he did wasn't even that bad. >> the shock over the practice videos showing an abusive coach rice still sinking in. the videos were shown to athletic director tim pernetti last fall, leading to a fine and three-game suspension. the university's president said he knew about rice's behavior but hadn't seen the videos. in a statement wednesday, he said yesterday i personally reviewed the video evidence
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which shows a chronic and pervasive pattern of disturbing behave. . i now reached the conclusion coach rice can't serve effectively. still, some say it's not enough. state lawmakers plan to investigate why rice wasn't fired from the public university months ago. at the same time, a mob of media has swarmed rice's house. in a statement, he apologized saying, i clearly did not treat these outstanding young men with the respect they deserve. some current and former players say it doesn't tell the whole story. >> he's done a lot for me and my family. >> you had balls thrown at you a couple of times. did you at the time feel uncomfortable with his coaching style? >> no, not at all. i think the large majority of the players felt the same way i did. i don't think we were ever really uncomfortable or felt threatened. >> this latest scandal, in particular, the homophobic
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slurs, has touched a rutgers, coming two years after tyler clementi committed suicide. >> we're focused on diversity and different sexual orientations and for him to be saying that is not representative of what we are and do here. >> as for the athletic director tim pernetti, he's facing a lot of heat. he acknowledges he was wrong in how he handled the disciplining of rice. >> we should clear something up. something we reported here and was reported widely by other outlets. the president of rutgers university did not see these videotapes five months ago when the athletic director saw them. according it a statement from the president, he only saw them tuesday night. that is a big difference. although he had ordered the investigation into the incident. >> he was briefed by the athletic director, but did he see the videos? >> he agreed to the disciplining. >> you're following another story, shooting at ft. knox.
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>> a shooting of a man at ft. knox, a civilian army employee was shot dead on wednesday in an incident that officials at the base were saying was not a random act. they put the base on security lockdown. >> a possible new link this morning between the deaths of colorado's corrections chief and a white supremacist prison gang. they're seeking two men in connection with the death of tom clements, and both are believed to be associated with the so called 211 crew. evan ebal was a member of the gang. he's suspected of fatally shooting clements and another man last month. he was killed in a shootout with police in texas. >> in west virginia, a sheriff was shot dead outside a county courthouse while eating lunch in his car. the suspect was captured after being wounded in a shootout with police. >> in an attempt with solidarity with federal workers, president obama is giving himself a 5% pay cut on his $400,000 a year
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salary, returning about $1,700 a month to the treasury. hundreds of thousands ofworkers face forced unpaid leave or furloughs if congress doesn't undo those cuts soon. >> and a major announcement from facebook today after the social network heads into new territory, phones. the company is unveiling a new android product today that has tech watchers buzzing that ceo mark zuckerberg is doing something he long denied he would, which is launch a facebook phone. he told our own matt lauer that option was off the table. facebook currently has more than 1 billion users and growing, many who access the app on their smartphone already. >> a check of the weather with mr. roker. >> a lot more severe weather down in florida today. we're going to be looking at strong storms. a risk of severe storms from tallahassee to key west.
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we're going to watch the radar fire up, and you can see the heavy thunderstorms already getting themselves together. that low pressure is going to make it way up the coast, bring more rain. look at the rain in the central part of florida. anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain in the pacific northwest. they have big storms coming onshore, too. we'll take a look at that after this message. ♪ our house is a very, very, very fine house. ♪ ♪ with two cats in the yard, ♪
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>> 7:16. you want to give yourself plenty of time this morning. we've got showers on the radar. most of the heavy rain has come through. you will find slick conditions and areas of puddling and ponding. the bay bridge toll plaza backed up on a thursday morning. most of the rain has raced out of the bay area. light on and off showers as we head throughout the day. highs in the 60s as we head throughout tomorrow. a nice, dry break as high pressure builds in. savannah. >> the changing of the guard is official at the tonight show. jimmy fallon will take over for jay leno starting next spring. >> good morning, savannah. burbank, this is the lot where the tonight show has filmed almost every year since johnny carson moved it here in 1972, but now, the show is headed towards you, back east to new york, with a new host. >> i want to -- >> on the shows wednesday night.
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>> congratulate our good friend, jimmy fallon. >> no shortage of material. >> today, i accepted a new position. i'm going to be the head basketball coach at rutgers university. thank you very much. >> this is late night with jimmy fallon for now. >> after an admittedly awkward few weeks. >> nbc and i have reached a peaceful, amicable agreement that is beneficial to both sides. april fools. >> nbc announced it had reached a deal and tonight show will go to jimmy fallon and move back to new york next spring. >> starting in february, i'm going to be hosting the tonight show here on nbc. a lot more emotional. it's a lot more emotional for me than i thought it was going to be because i didn't know when anything was happening, we were going to say anything, and then you think of everything and you realize all the people you have to thank. where have to say thanks to jay leno. >> leno has helmed the show
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since johnny carson left. and he took over for conan o'brien. network executives are hoping fallen can draw a younger demographic. >> tonight, tonight, my ratings were all right. >> while leno joked on leaving his number one in the ratings, in 2009, he said this. >> they always want you to leave it while it's still on top. and i get that. >> we're still friends, right? >> of course, we're still friends. >> making for what many hope is a much smoother transition when leno leaves this team. >> jimmy fallon is a famously nice guy. he doesn't want to be perceived as pushing leno out of the chair. when leno signed his last contract, i think he knew this was it. >> now, overnight at jimmy fallon tweeted today was one of the most excited days of my life. i read every tweet and every post and i thank you. our congratulations go out to
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him as well. as for jay leno, he said in a statement, you know, he's a famous car buff. he said i'm be at the garage, but hollywood insiders say don't be surprised if you don't see him showing up on the air somewhere in the future. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you so much. i think jay leno will have a lot of options. >> david letterman said his mom called and said, so, dave, i see you didn't get the tonight show again. >> but he's moved on. it's fine. coming up, louisville's kevin ware opens up about his gruesome injury and when he expects to be back on the court playing. >> and we'll test out what is called the water fall swing live on our plaza. they promise we won't get
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today. also, the man accused of plowing into a san jose walmart is expected in court this afternoon. facebook set to make a huge announcement in a few hours speculation around the social media giant unveiling a brand new smart phone. happening right now, all that rain over the bay area, hitting hard. a live look at san francisco where you can see the roads wet and dangerous. we will get to traffic in a bit. let's get to christina loren to tell us what's happening from the skies. good morning. good morning to you, jon. the main band of rain pushing into the central valley headed towards lake tahoe. we're getting a little bit of a break. we are going to keep the chance for spotty activity in the forecast until 9:00 a.m. by this afternoon, light, isolated activity. that's all that's going to be left over. enough sunshine to warm us up. 68, livermore, 66, fremont, 67 on the way to redwood city. let's spend some time on your
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outlook because of changes ahead. good news is, they should clear out just in time for the home opener at at&t park as the giants get back at it. saturday into sunday. a few showers early saturday. we will see showers around on sunday afternoon. the warmup is on potentially ramping your numbers up to 90 degrees by wednesday of next week. we're going to keep watching that system for you. 7:27. let's check on your drive. that's been a rough one. hey, anthony. that is crazy. almost 90 degrees this morning. oakland has been the slow spot. we have been watching 880. earlier, an accident that closed down two lanes. lots of red and yellow approaching the bay bridge. down south on 880 into hayward and fremont, very slow going. an accident at the dumbarton bridge. drizzle continues as slow-going
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commute continues there. anthony, thank you very much. another local update for you in one half hour from right now. the "today" show coming back at you.
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7:30 now on a thursday morning. it's the fourth day of april, 2013. take a look in the distance there, that is what's called a waterfall swing installed here on our plaza.
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look at what you see in it. that is al roker's face. designed and figured out by guys right here in our area. now, we're going to get on the swing in a second, savannah, and we have been guaranteed we would not get wet as we went through that thing. >> they were testing it out earlier, they wore rain slickers, prepared for the possibility they would get wet, and i believe they did get wet. so i don't know, did you bring your slicker today? >> i have a slicker upstairs. al, have you ventured on to that thing yet? >> no. i -- the swing itself is soaking wet. you guys are going to get wet just sitting on this thing. >> i think it's time to bring one of the interns in. >> exactly. inside the studio, i'm matt lauer along with savannah gurthrie. >> i know, you hate when your hair gets frizzy. going to happen. did you get rejected from the college of your dreams? well, a high school senior did. she took to the "wall street
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journal" to vent. and the reasons why she said she didn't get in, they're raising some eyebrows. we will talk to her just ahead. and kevin ware speaks out for the first time since he suffered that terrible injury to his leg over the weekend. and we're going to have more of that. but let us begin with an unusual controversy between the u.s. and egypt involving jon stewart, if you can believe that. foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell explains. >> they call him the jon stewart of egypt. a comedian who is poking fun at egypt's new president morsi. he's done guest spots on "the daily show." but in today's egypt, you can only go so far with satire. perhaps it was the silly hat joke that broke the camel's back. so the government arrested the comedian charging him with insulting the president. no joke. >> making fun of the president's hats and less than fluent
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english, that was my entire career for eight years. do you have any idea? that's all i did. >> but when the u.s. embassy in cairo tweeted a link to stewart's show, he tweeted his anger. it's inappropriate to engage in such negative propaganda they wrote. >> we've had some glitches with the way the twitter feed has been managed. >> this is not the first time the u.s. embassy in cairo has stumbled when it comes to twitter diplomacy. getting the message right in 140 characters. >> a tweet last september 11th led to charges the embassy was apologizing to america's critics. out on bail, he said he's not afraid. >> they going to put me in jail? stop my show? there's always youtube. close down youtube, you're going
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to leave the country. >> reporter: jon stewart's advice to president morsi, lighten up. >> i'm going to let you in on a secret. the world's watching. democracy isn't a democracy if it only lasts up until someone makes fun of your hat. >> reporter: for today, andrea mitchell, nbc news washington. >> all right. let's get a check of the weather now from al who is outside. >> it's a beautiful morning here. indiana state, what school? >> bordin high school. >> aren't you more excited about it? there you go. it is a chilly start to the day in the southeast. i mean, look at these temperatures. atlanta, 48 degrees for a high today, that's almost 25 degrees below normal. memphis, 52, roanoke, 44. and as you look at the high temperatures today currently, we're in the mid-40s. that's crazy these temperatures really on the chilly side. and as you look and feel what we're looking at today as far as
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afternoon temps, 80s to 90s in the southwest, but florida today under the gun for severe storms. central florida may see the risk of tornadoes, wet weather. more heavy rain in the pacific northwest, 1 to 2 inches there, look for snow showers around the great lakes, 92 degrees today in good morning, 7:34 on a thursday morning. a lot of rain has come through. temperatures today will be nice and mild with enough sunshine to warm us up into the upper 60s inland. 68 in livermore, 67 for gilroy. right around 66 degrees in fremont. you will hit 60 in san francisco. unsettled pattern going through sunday. the sun comes out. we warm up into the 80 is by the end of next week. check that weather any time you need it, go to the weather channel on cable. online.
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savannah? >> al, thanks. the louisville cardinals arrived in atlanta last night for the final four. and injured player kevin ware made the trip with his team. craig melvin talked to him about that terrible injury that ended his season and what the future holds too. craig, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. kevin ware will be on the bench behind me this weekend when his louisville cardinals take on wichita state. and he played high school ball not far from here, it'll be a homecoming of sorts. here's the thing, though, there are a lot of folks, not just basketball folks following his story of progress that gruesome injury and the remarkable spirit he's displayed in the days after have captivated this country. >> reporter: kevin ware now in atlanta to cheer on his teammates in the final four. he'd much rather be warming up for the big game, now it's a struggle just to sit down. millions watched on national television as kevin ware's athletic season came to a
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devastating end. >> have you seen that? >> haven't. don't want to. i'm going to stay as far away from the reel as possible. >> no wonder. his right leg severely broken, ware at first thought it was only an ankle sprain. >> coach's eyes gave it away. looking at him and looking at my leg, he was like, oh, automatic shock. >> reporter: teammates and fans were crying, but not ware, instead, he inspired. >> i can't be crying and sitting here. we've got a whole other half to go. they put me on the stretcher and i'm still saying, i'm grabbing their shirts in their faces, we've got to win the game. let's get it done. i was so happy when i woke up the next morning and saw that final four trophy. >> the only thing that calmed me down was the phone call telling me to calm down i'm okay. >> the self-proclaimed shy guy says the support has been overwhelming. tweets from superstars, celebrities, even a phone call from the first lady.
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>> you're the coolest guy that i know in louisville. >> what did the first lady say? >> i was so drugged, i don't remember. >> today kevin ware sees his future clearly. >> you're coming back? >> i'm coming back. i'll be back to start next season. >> reporter: he'll be cheering from the bench with the heart of a champion. >> here's the thing. kevin ware said he knew this thing was bigger than him when he started to hear from regular people around the country who had suffered some sort of traumatic injury, some of whom were in rehab and they would tell him he was inspiring them. he would in turn tell them that they were inspiring him. really cool guy. >> indeed, craig melvin, great to hear from him and seeing him doing so well. thank you. coming up next, a new health warning, does balding put you at risk for heart disease? and then, the wet and wild waterfall swing. how wet will it be? but first, these messages.
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before you reduce or stop cymbalta. dizziness or fainting may occur upon standing. simple pleasures shouldn't hurt. talk to your doctor about cymbalta. depression hurts. cymbalta can help. we're back now at 7:41 with important health news. 30% to 40% of men in this country affected by male pattern baldness. new research is linking it to an increased risk of heart disease. here's dr. nancy snyderman. >> when i was 21 and losing my hair, i thought, oh, my god, this is the end of the world. >> reporter: hair loss has a big impact on a man's self-esteem.
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and now a new report finds hair loss in men may also be linked to heart health. the journal analyzed results from previous studies, almost 37,000 men participated. >> this study's really important information because it tells us if we have a physical sign such as baldness, that might be an indicator of what's going on inside our heart. >> reporter: men at the highest risk for heart attack are those with vertex balding which starts ton the crown of the head and slowly spreads. while the reason for the link is unclear, checking patients with male pattern baldness could increase the ability of doctors to detect problems before cardiac episodes. >> this research doesn't prove cause and effect. but what it does show us is that there may be a common underlying mechanism such as inflammation, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol. these may be the things that lead to heart disease and baldness. >> reporter: an established link
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that could give hope to preventing a hidden but dangerous problem. for "today," nbc news, new york. >> a "today" contributor and assistant professor of medicine at the nyu medical center. dr. raj, good to see you. guys are going to see this, get on the phone and call their cardiologist and make an appointment. is that the correct response? >> well, i always encourage men and women to talk to their cardiologist about the risk factor for heart disease and make sure glucose are under control. should bald men panic? i don't think so. this study did show a slightly increased risk when you think about overall numbers and it was particularly seen in younger men and those who had the vertex baldness, that means the top of the head as opposed to the front of the head. >> the earlier you lose your hair as a man, the greater the risk of heart disease? >> correct. >> and the more severe your hair loss, the greater the risk, as well. >> that's right.
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when they broke it down by how much you were balding. >> we're talking about research that looked at 37,000 men, it's not insignificant at all. >> although, i should say this is a meta analysis, they pooled studies together. >> when they say there may be a link between inflammation and cholesterol levels in men and hair loss, you know, the logical side of me says wait a second, if i go out and start taking anti-inflammatories as a young man, i might reduce my risk of hair loss. and if i take statents, i might also reduce my risk for hair loss. >> it's interesting, one of the most common treats for hair loss started out as a blood pressure medicine. there are common links and the treatments, but i think it's still too soon based on the study to say all bald men should start taking an aspirin. >> all right. let's make sure we simplify it at the end. someone who suffers from male
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pattern baldness, and i know a guy like that, what should the take away be? >> the take away should be that you are most likely at somewhat of an increased risk for heart disease. talk to your doctor about your other risk factors and make sure those are under control. >> doc, thanks so much. good to see you again. >> you too. still ahead, the high school senior's take on why she didn't get into top colleges is sparking a bit of controversy. we'll talk to her, but first, these messages. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head.
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>> who's dying to get out there and try that thing? >> you two are, right? >> yes. >> yeah. >> they say there are sensors on the top, though, sense when you're coming through. they say the inventors of it that you're not going to get wet. >> you're not going to get wet, but maybe you'll get a misting, a light dusting. >> especially if one is going -- if you're going at opposite times, i think, swinging. there could be some mist. >> what if i bring a squirt bottle? >> the inventors say the water is recirculated. only uses the same amount of water as you would use in a baby pool. i'm hoping it's more sanitary than a baby pool. >> they had three babies earlier. >> exactly. >> slightly more nightmarish scenario. it's a feat of engineering. we're going to talk to the engineer in a moment. we're going to have some fun outside. also ahead, more music this morning. >> that's right. 98 degrees are heating things up in our studio. a live performance after a check of your local news and weather. [ woman ] thursday. finally.
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we sure learned today that the pilot that steered that oil tanker into the bay bridge three months ago will face any kind of punishment? he has not been given any pilot assignments since that collision. christina loren telling us what we needed to know. if you are just waking up, you missed the heavy downpours. there is a lot of aftermath that could slow them down. we have puddles ponding there. a little bit of spotty activity. this will be the case. light cells streaming onshore. we are looking pretty good for tomorrow morning. a few residual showers we need back here. san jose looking nice and dry. highs will be comfortable, 60s, 68, livermore, 67, santa teresa. 67 for los gatos and redwood city. we'll keep showers in the forecast for the first part of saturday up north.
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back now >> back now at 8:00 on a thursday morning. it's the 4th of april, 2013, and we just got our first look at the waterfall swing, and i think
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this is over. it is not -- it's not if we get wet. it's how wet will we get when matt and i get on those swings and go for a ride. >> this has gone full circle in the last 24 hours. we were guaranteed yesterday that we would not be getting wet. >> and all this morning slowly but surely our producers have been backing off that claim, and we just have to -- as we were stepping outside i saw rain boots and a rain hat. i saw a slicker. we will get wet. >> okay. good. well, you and al are going to love that thing. >> anyway, coming up we have a story about two women, actually, that have a lot of people talking for different reasons. >> well, kelly oxford is one of those people. she's a mother of three. she has an incredibly successful career in the twitosphere. she's very funny and goes off on just about everything. she's got a new book out. >> then the high school senior who wrote an op ed and it's been heard around the world. why i didn't get into college.
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she says she addresses it to all the schools that rejected her. it's raising a lot of eyebrows. she'll tell us about her op ed in a few moments. >> of course, these are not just the only kind of stunts we've done. you've been surfing. natalie wore a bunch of ipads. what can we do now to top this? wait until you see what we've got coming up tomorrow. it is going to be fun. >> it must be because neither one of you will even tell me what it is. >> no, no. >> it would be more fun if you see it for the first time. >> all right. >> remember yesterday on the show we had that unusual art exhibit in germany where they put a member of the jewish faith into a lucite box in a gallery as kind of a way to expose people to that -- members of that religion? we asked you if you thought that was an offensive exhibit or something that was important, and here are the results of our poll. 45% of you said yes, it is offensive, and 55% said no.
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it certainly has people talking. >> yeah. which is partly the intent of the exhibition. well, let's get a check of the weather. >> no, let's do some news. >> some news. >> getting ahead of myself. natalie morales with a check of the stories. >> good morning, everyone. north korea is attempting to add military movement to back up its escalating threats this morning. south korea's defense minister said the north has positioned a missile with "considerable range" on its east coast where it could threaten american allies in the region. the north also warned today that its military has been cleared to attack the u.s. itself using "smaller, lighter nuclear weapons." however, u.s. officials tell nbc news north korea does not have a missile capable of reaching the united states. the carnival cruise ship that was adrift in the gulf of mexico in february sustained new damage wednesday while undergoing repairs at a dock in mobile, alabama. high winds during the storm caused the carnival triumph to break away from its moorings.
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that same storm left the issing searching for one man who was swept into the water. he was not a carnival employee. less than four months after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school connecticut's governor is signing some of the nation's toughest new gun control measures today. the package includes expanded background checks, bans on assault weapons, and restrictions on high capacity ammunition magazines. in december a gunman used a military style semiautomatic rifle to kill 20 first-graders and six adults at a school in newtown, connecticut. new jersey lawmakers plan to investigate why an abusive men's basketball coach was not fired earlier from rutgers university. the state school fired coach mike rice wednesday after videotape surfaced that showed him roughering up players during practice and using anti-gay slurs. the video had been given to the school athletic officials last fall, and originally resulted in a fine and suspension. on wednesday a groop of rutgers faculty members called on the
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university's president to resign. now for a look at what is trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking on-line. sir ian mckelan went all gandolph while speaking to high school students. take a listen. >> if you don't study for the examination. if you don't do your revisions, you know what's going to happen? you shall not pass! >> the "lord of the rings" star is a gay activist who visits schools to talk about anti-gay bullying. a new reggae tinged track featuring background vocals by miley cyrus. ashtrays and heart break is blowing up on twitter. take a listen. ♪ ashtrays and heart break ♪ >> miley tweeted a picture of herself dancing to the tune inside her car and urged fans to
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turn it up loud. and the internet's favorite drive-through prankster imagine ix has finally lost his head. >> for this prairnk i'll be going through a drive-through headless. >> oh, look at this boy. y'all want -- just come look at this. come here. you have to look. come here. >> get kiara. >> oh, my guy you scare the livin lices out of me. where your head at? >> oh! >> ah! ah! ah! >> want fries with that order? there you go. it is now 8:06 right now. let's go back outside to matt and savannah. all right, natalie. >> what will he try next? >> it's funny in a way also. >> you know what scares the living lices out of me? >> what? >> this swing. these guys are soaking wet. although this guy on the left here is less wet, so i think
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i'll take that swing. >> can we also say it's cold out here. it's windy. this is going to end badly. anyway, let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> can we have a little more whine with our breakfast? i mean, jeez. you guys are scaring the living lices out of me. i love that line. that's the best. hi. what's your name, young man? >> drew. >> i think he knows what his name is. >> good luck getting him to say it. >> what's your name? >> drew. >> see. >> there you go. >> see? you just have to let him talk. come on. what are you, his p.r. agent? come on. let's show you what we've got as far as your weather is concerned. pick city of the day happens to be eau claire, oh, claire, nbc 13. partly sunny and cool. take a look at this system here in the gulf coast. it will be moving up to d.c. severe storms today, and as we move into the day tomorrow, look at all that rain.
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anywhere from three to five inches of rain and heavy rain up and around washington and norfolk as well. that's 8:07 on a thursday morning. we are almost to the weekend. getting to work this morning, though, is going to be a little bit problematic with all the shower on the radar. you see all this action starting to push into the central valley. getting a little bit of a break but the highways are really slick out there. travel cautiously. we should be nice and dry throughout this evening. highs comfortable. 68 degrees in livermore. 67 in fremont. 60 in san francisco. over the weekend, another round of rain early saturday for the north bay. more showers sunday. >> that's your latest. the good news not only is this water cold, but it's a little dirty as well. >> that's good. it's just all adding up to a wonderful experience, al. thank you very much. when we come back, the high school senior who is getting both praise and criticism for her essay about why she was rejected from some top colleges.
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first, her story. in an op ed in the "wall street journal" suzy wright writes about her disappointment. she writes, "colleges tell you just to be yourself. that's great advice as long as yourself has nine extracurriculars, leadership positions, three varsity sports, killer s.a.t. scores, and two moms." suzy white appeared perfect for the ivy league. an impressive 4.5 gpa, excellent s.a.t. scores. plus, a stint as a u.s. senate page. still, she was rejected by princeton, yale, pen, and vanderbilt. among the reasons she says she was rejected, "diversity. i offer about as much diversity as a saltine cracker." she writes, "i also probably should have started a fake charity, collecting donations for the underprivileged chimpanzees of the congo." she even blames her parents,
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writing i noticed long ago that my parents gave up on patienting me. i've never sat down at a piano, never plucked a violin." still, the competition is steep. princeton accepted only 7% of its over 26,000 applicants this year. >> just because ewe an a stint and have great test scores doesn't mean you're eligible for an ivy league school. >> reporter: some call suzy a truth till teller. others say she's entitled. >> to those of you disgusted by this, shocked that i take for granted the wonderful gifts i have been afforded, i say, shhh, the real housewives is on." >> and suzy joins us now. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> that's one way to blow off a little steam in an op ed to the "wall street journal". >> thank you so much for having me, by the way, and also thank you to the "wall street journal" for printing my piece. what were you hoping to achieve? >> it's a funny story, actually. the price was written -- i got rejected from a bunch of schools in one day. any teenager, like millions of
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teenagers, he was crying to my mom. she said i cannot hear about this anymore. just go talk to someone else. i called my sister, and i was crying. she was hysterically laughing, and she said go write this down. i did. >> if you read the article, it's funny. you have a sharp tongue and a sharp pen. to others it sounded cynical. you even anl acknowledge in the piece, you sound a little bitter. are you? >> am i bitter? well, i don't know. i poured my whole life for, like, the past five years into these college applications, and i was attracted to the sexy ivy league name. the overall point is anyone can relate to this. it doesn't matter what your dream school stshgs and all the feedback i've gotten from kids my age is only positive. >> they're saying this is -- you're speaking the truth. >> yeah. >> let me point out a couple of things that just popped off the page to me. you wrote had i known two years ago what i know now, i would have gladly worn a headdress to school, show me to any closet, and i would have happily come out of it." you also say, "i should have done what i knew was best. go to africa, scoop up some
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suffering child, take a few pictures, and writes my essays about how spending that afternoon with kinto changed my life." for one thing, some people read this and may say you are being very cavalier about the importance of diversity. >> let's see, i make fun of two moms, having killer s.a.t. scores, the diverse -- it's a satire. that's the point. it pokes fun at things that are politically correct. that's what i was trying to do. diversity, i think it's a wonderful thing. i think it's great. i think all colleges want to take that approach to every college applicant. i do think in this day and age we're being judged on things that we cannot control as opposed to things that we can. >> do you think some students who do this volunteer work during high school are insincere or have at least dual motives? >> i'm sure some of them are. i don't begrudge people who do volunteer work. i've done a ton of volunteer work, and let me tell you, it wasn't just to get into college, but i do there's a lot of resume padding going on right now, which does -- just to fwet into
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these amazing schools. >> what has the response been? >> the response has been mostly positive. i have gotten job offers, internship offers. i'm on the "today" show. it's crazy. >> actually, we asked our viewers what they thought. we put the op ed on-line. 53% said it's a whiney one-woman pity party. 30% said it accurately captures what college admissions officers expect these days. 17% said they weren't sure whether to take it seriously or be appalled by it? . 53% say, okay, you're blaming others, but not yourself. >> i want to -- did you call my grandparents? i don't think you got them in there. >> where would they come down? >> i think they would support me. in response to that, it was a joke. it was a satire piece. everyone my age whether they want to get into penn state their whole lives or harvard is agreeing with me that it's just a rat race nowadays, and it's such a business model as opposed to who is most qualified should get in, and it's a crap shoot,
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and i understand that. >> you got into some great schools. where did you get in? >> i got into schools in the big ten, university of michigan, indiana, penn state, and wisconsin. all of which i'm ecstatic about. i couldn't be hor happy. >> have you decided where to go? do you want to break a little news? >> i have not decided, but go blue. >> all right. suzy, good luck to you. >> thank you so much for having me. >> thank you. now here's matt. >> all right, savannah. thanks very much. now to another woman who is getting a lot of attention. if you don't know the name kelly oxford just yet, stick around, because you will know her. her wise-cracking tweets are earning her quite a following. >> reporter: she's the master of 140 characters and her tweets have earned her almost half a million followers. >> i'm okay. i can write a book. >> reporter: kelly oxford has the knack for stream of consciousness observations like just watched a woman buy gas-x, lice treatment, and condoms. i spoke for the world when i said i hope they all work.
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and, trust me, you want heels over head -- head over heels in love is just like standing. her twitter feed is so popular she now counts celebs like jimmy kimmel, kristen bell and david copperfield among her closest friends. oxford's star is on the rise emerging from behind the veil of social media. one of her screen plays is in development to be a motion picture. >> kelly oxford is now an author. her new book is called "everything is perfect when you are a liar." good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning. >> you tweeted the other day -- you said see me at book ends new jersey tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. the next morning i will likely die live on the "today" show. so this is everyone's last chance. what's your big fear? >> just this is like crazy out of my box being on the show right now. >> really? you don't like the one-on-one thing? you like sitting down behind a keyboard? >> i mean, i don't mind one-on-one when i'm not getting the questions over and over. when i can ask you some questions and sit back and soak
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it in. >> that's a whole other segment. we'll do that another time. >> we'll do that off camera. >> if you do die, you are already left instructions for your fans as to what to do at your funeral. one, stuff my bra for me. play the game over theme from super mario brothers. have george clooney and ryan gosling dance me into the rook like weekend at bernies, and, finally, play the videos of north koreans crying for kim jong il and pretend it's for me. >> yes. my family will do all of those things. >> you want a grabbed sendoff? >> yeah. why wouldn't you? you plan parties when you are alive. why wouldn't you plan your funeral to be some great thing? >> tell me about the title of the book. >> i just don't think that anybody's life is perfect, and society really puts a strain on making things look idealic and perfect, and there's a certain way to do things throughout your life, and i think that's what causes a lot of anxiety, and people like me being anxious here. i really want to get this right,
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which is stupid. >> it's good. you're a perfectionist. >> have you to lie to make things perfect. >> are you lying in this book? you tell a lot of wild stories. >> those are all true stories and crazy and stupid and i had on theic things that i wanted shar share. >> you write about how you spent a weekend in las vegas with david copperfield. was it magic? >> it was magical. absolutely. yeah, it was fun. >> what can you tell us about that? >> well, we -- i went with my friends and my husband. he invited us down. i needed write a essay for the book. basically i needed to fill some space. we went to his museum, and it was crazy ask interesting. >> you auditioned to be a model, got rejected and snuck back into the call-backs to convince the scout they didn't whan they were missing. did you eventually get the job? >> um, yeah, but i was never really a real model ever. i just -- i just feel like if there's no -- if it isn't against the law and you want to do something, you shouldn't have somebody tell you no, so they didn't think i was a model
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material, and i tried to prove to them that i was, tried to push it as far as i can until basically they kicked me out of the room. they accepted me as a model. >> idea of not telling somebody no, you're -- you're a mother of three, right? is that a lesson you want your kids to learn. >> i think they just learn it from seeing how i -- >> by ones moses. >> yeah, by osmosis. >> what's the crazyist thing you've done that's legal that you can talk about on morning television? >> probably for me it's this being on this show. i know that sounds so lame. maybe -- at the time it didn't seem crazy. going to l.a. too find leonardo decaprio when i was, 17 or 18. >> it was before he was uber famous. it was before "titanic." >> i found out he was going to be in "titanic." i wanted do date him. >> you thought you were soul mates. >> i thought we were soul mates. i thought we had a connection, and "the titanic" was coming out, and i knew that was going to be the point where he -- once he was in the titanic, i would
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never be able to date him after that. he would be an a-lister. >> it was a make or break moment for you. you went out to see leo. how did it work out for you? >> it didn't work out for me. if i would have found him, it would have worked out. >> you would have convinced him? >> i don't think it would have taken that much convincing. i was a cute teenage girl, and he wasn't super famous yet. >> he would have been really up for that? >> yeah. >> your kids, do they have your sense of humor? >> yeah, they're way funnier than me. they're ridiculous. >> the book, i love the title. again, i had it on my desk, and i kept thinking i want to meet the woman who wrote that book. when sh she coming in? thanks for tweeting about me last night. >> yeah. zoo didn't die on live tv. >> i might die. >> kelly oxford "everything is perfect when you are a liar." savannah. >> all right, matt. thank you very much. it is time to try the waterfall swing, but, first, let's find out more about it. we have andrew ratcliffe and ian from dash seven designs here in the new york area. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> you have all signed a contract vowing that we will not
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get one bit wet, right? >> ah -- >> not exactly. tell me about the idea behind the waterfall swing. >> well, it was a concept, a project that we could take that we could take summer festivals with, and we were really excited about water, and that kind of came into, you know, me and ian kind of ran through this way to digitally print, it and he drew out to put a swing through it. >> we may get a sprinkle or two, but the idea is not to get sopping wet. >> right. >> how much trial and error was there when you were putting this together? >> it took a fair amount. i got completely doused. just getting the timing right. it was a tricky thing. >> these guys are very smart. they figured it out. >> i think we should get -- are you ready? >> which side do i get? >> you're on that side. while you were gone, we discussed it, and that's what we decided. on the other side.
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okay. >> okay. all right. okay. all right. yeah? >> yeah. okay. >> ah, the seat is nice and wet. >> oh, my gosh. >> yeah. >> do i pump my legs or what? >> oh, my god. they're wet. >> oh mishgs gosh. well, i got one -- >> are you getting wet? >> i got one splash. how about you? >> it's not so bad, actually. >> no, it's kind of fun. >> what are the long-term plans for this thing? guys? what's the plan for this? how long is this supposed to go on? >> savannah. >> yeah. >> would you ask if we're going to be able to get these in our backyard one day? okay, i'm getting nauseous. >> are you?
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are you guys -- >> sure. >> can we tell them about that? >> yeah. we have been taking it around and doing a lot of different festivals, and -- we've got ain lot of attention out of nowhere. >> how do we get off this thing? >> keep going. >> oh, no. >> all right. now just turn it on full-time. >> guys, thank you very much for bringing this here. it looks really cool, and savannah, we'll get you down in 15, 20 minutes. much more ahead, but, first, these messages and your local news and weather.
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good morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. it's been three weeks since bolts snapped on the new span of the bay bridge and caltrans is still trying to come up with a permanent fix. one possible solution is
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installing an exterior steel sheathe to clamp together the bridge pieces. despite the setback, caltrans says the bolt problem should not delay the labor day opening of the new bridge. talking about the rain hitting the bay area pretty hard this morning. take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. that is the approach. certainly need the rain. meteorologist christina loren will have your forecast in a few minutes. but first over to anthony slaughter for a look at the roads. >> north bay seeing major slowing. from the golden gate, the drizzle definitely holding on. let's get you over to the traffic maps. we have a number of accidents on 101 southbound coming out of novato. that's where things slow all the way to tamalpais avenue. in fremont, traffic moving very slow. southbound 880 and even in the palo alto headed into san jose, you can see traffic barely moving.
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those are typical slow spots. >> another local news update in half an hour.
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♪ 8:30 on this thursday morning, it's also the 4th day of april, 2013. it's another chilly morning here in the northeast. temperature right now in the mid-40s. >> it's mid-20s soaking wet. >> yeah. it's really nice when you get water dropped on you from a swing that i hope i never see again as long as i live. i'm matt lauer along with savannah gurthrie, al roker, and natalie morales. by the way, in addition to a swing on the plaza, we're going to be swinging inside with the music of 98 degrees. those guys reunited on this show about a year ago. now they are back to sing for us this morning and tell us about a tour that they're going to be going on. >> they're sounding and looking really good. and also, are you tired of waiting in line for your cup of morning joe? well, wait no more. we're going to check out all the latest in home brewing systems. we'll tell you which ones are
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the best. we'll even try one out that costs more than $5,000. >> better be some good coffee for that. >> love your coffee. coming up a little bit later this morning, we need your help with our take three. we're asking you today, how do you feel about living with someone first before then getting married? cohabitation is the big thing. so let us know how you feel. just tweet us. and we're going to talk about that, chew over it a little bit later on. >> and maya angelou will be here opening up about her complex relationship with her mom to our own jenna bush hager. >> first we have a check of the weather. >> absolutely. let's see what we've got for you. tomorrow, wet weather along the east coast, slight risk of strong storms down through florida. sunny, mild around the gulf coast, hot in the southwest, rain along the pacific northwest coast. more of that continues tomorrow into saturday. the heat continues from texas into the southwest. sunny and cool in the northeast with windy conditions in new england. then on sunday, sunday, more
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rain in the pacific northwest and the rockies, central plains looking at wet weather. sunny and cool up and down the eastern seaboard. on into texas, 8:32 on a thursday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. the main band of moisture now racing into the central valley. we have spotty isolated cells to show you. the santa cruz mountains getting light activity. you might be dodging showers all the way till about noon. then we're going to really lighten up. with that morning rain and fog, we have almost two-hour flight delays out of sfo. but enough sunshine to warm up into the upper 60s today. more rain on the way as we head through the weekend. and that's your latest weather. >> all right. nbc's new series "hannibal" premieres tonight. and we have one of the stars with us. >> nice to see you. >> did you bring your slicker and your hat? the waterfall swing is
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available. hannibal is stirring a lot of excitement already. "people" magazine gave it 4 out of 4 stars saying you will eat it up and ask for more calling it nbc's best drama in forever. >> are you gratified to see how much the critics are loving the show already? >> yeah. i get it secondhand because i try not to read them. self-preservation. i hear we're going down very well. >> let's make sure people understand. this is the story of the time before hannibal was known as a nut job. who do you play? >> i play the guy that hasn't figured it out yet. will graham is my character. he's an fbi profiler. i end up inadvertently working with animals. he's out, he's on the street. we don't know what he gets up to and he's a psychiatrist. >> your character is a little bit off, right? how would you describe him? >> well, he finds it very easy to kind of walk in the shoes of
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violent criminals, which is obviously an uncomfortable gift. >> this is a pretty creepy character. when you finished shooting, did you have a little trouble coming down? >> no, going home is one of the best parts of the day. no, i love it. it's a great job, a brilliant cast, lawrence fishburne, really wonderful script. no, i go home happy. >> when you call it "hannibal," everybody knows what they're getting. >> thank you so much. nice to see you. >> you can catch the premiere tonight on nbc at 10:00/9:00 central time. up next, on a different note, jenna bush hager gets advice on mother hood. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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we're back now, 8:37 with
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"today's" baby bump. maya angelou opened up about her complicated relationship with her mother in her new memoir "mom and me and mom." she recently sat down with jenna bush hager who, of course, is preparing to become a mom herself. good morning. >> good morning, matt. people often ask dr. maya angelou how she became dr. maya angelou. her response, i became the woman i am because of the grandmother i loved and the mother i came to adore. >> both large and small. and to the fabric of my psyche that i can hardly distinguish where she stops and i begin. the life lessons are highlighted in my memory. like technicolored stars.
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>> it was a complicated relationship from the start. >> you actually grew up with your grandmother. >> yes, ma'am. >> did you feel abandoned? >> oh, yes, when i was 3 and my brother 5. my mother and father wanted to separate but neither of them wanted children. my grandmother said, send them to me. they put us on the train. me and bailey with tags on our arms. >> your grandmother was like a mother to you, as well. >> mama. >> you called her mama? >> yes. >> so in some ways you had two mother figures? >> i did. when i went to my mother at 13, i didn't understand, i didn't really like her very much. >> and you weren't comfortable calling her mama? >> no, i wouldn't call her mother. >> but you did have another name? >> yes, i called her lady.
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>> and she asked me why. i said because you don't look like a mother. and you're very pretty. and you act like a lady. she said, all right. and she took that. and i liked her for that. >> slowly, lady became more of a mom. >> she sparkled. she seemed to give off and with her energy, she said she'd shake like that. she says i keep my motor running. >> and her mom passed on lessons and words that would have a lasting impression shaping maya's life forever. >> i love when she said, baby, i'm thinking you're the greatest woman i've ever met. >> that was amazing. i was 22 years old. i was 22 years old and i sat there thinking, you know, she's very intelligent. she says she's too mean to lie. so maybe, maybe i am going to be somebody. >> maya learned what being a mother truly meant when she became pregnant at just 17. >> she never made you feel bad.
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>> ever. ever. my son was born, she said remember this, when you step over my doorstep going out, you've already been raised. you know the difference between right and wrong. baby, do right. that's all. and this, don't let anybody change you from that. you can always come home. >> raising a son as a single mother changed maya's perspective on life. >> i found that it made me wiser and i had -- i had patience with him. the greatest gift i've ever been given was my son. >> maya learned to be a woman from the generations who came before. and although she lost her precious mother to lung cancer, those lessons will live on forever. >> i remember telling her you were a poor mother of small
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children. there's never been anybody greater than you as a parent from a teenager to young adult. it's time for you to go, i'm thankful to god that he let you give me birth and i have you for my mother. >> and today is dr. angela's 85th birthday. she's celebrating with friends and still actively writing and teaching at wake forest university. she says she still thinks about her mom daily. >> that's nice. and dr. angelou, happy birthday, you are a treasure. >> happy birthday is right. >> jenna, thank you, as well. coming up, a better brew. how to make a perfect cup of coffee. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:44. and this morning on "today's" consumer, what's brewing in the coffee world? janice liberman takes a look at
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the plethora of picks out there. >> and there are. we spend billions of dollars a year on trying to get a great cup of joe. what's the best way to get your coffee at home? we checked in with some experts for an education on brewology. >> let's face it, we are an addictive nation. >> don't even talk to me until i've had my coffee. >> reporter: we love our coffee any way we can get it and we're willing to pay. >> maybe $7, $8. >> but for those who would rather save some dough on their joe, making it at home is the best option. >> you can make a fantastic espresso at home, cappuccino, whatever your favorite drink is. >> reporter: houseware retailers have seen a double digit increase in sales of coffee makers and accessories over the last year. true connoisseurs can indulge in a machine for thousands. >> you can upwards of $6,000 for these full automatic machines.
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>> reporter: or a manual press for just $35. >> pop that right in there. >> reporter: but the true star in the industry are the single-serve coffee makers. we spent $1.8 billion on pods this year. that's five times as much as we did three years ago. it's the ease, the variety, and the speed which makes many coffee drinkers spend anywhere from 50 to 80 cents on a pod cup. >> if you're all about convenience, you don't want to have to mess with any beans or grinds, coffee makers are great. >> reporter: but for a stronger cup of coffee, you will need to brew the old-fashioned way. more coffee, less water. in a conventional drip pot. it's also less expensive per cup when you brew your own. >> not bad. >> just before you choose any coffee maker, make sure you have room for it in your kitchen. check out how easy it is to clean. and make sure you know which pods it'll accept and how much it'll cost.
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>> thanks. let's bring in lisa friedman. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> you've tested a bunch of coffee makers. >> 110 models. drip style and the pod style. >> you're very caffeinated after that. >> we were extremely caffeinated and look at ease of use, look at brew temperature to extract the maximum taste from the beans. also speed when it comes to pod makers. >> tell us what you love. more of the old-fashioned kind. >> it's got bling as you can see. for $200, you get a sparkly coffee maker and it's the top-rated coffee maker out of 110 models we tested. it's a fabulous machine. >> tell us about this one. >> this one is for people who have to have the absolute freshest cup of coffee. as you can see, you put the beans in here. you have to do a few things. and got a few moving parts in here. >> very exciting. >> and there you go. it's actually grinding the beans, going to put it in a filter and it'll start brewing. >> okay. >> maybe -- oh, there it goes. it even closes. >> very exciting. >> a lot of bells and whistles
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on that one. >> this one is the pod style. and this is the cutest thing. it takes up very little real estate on your counter. it's super fast to use. you press the button. and when it turns green, you put the pod inside. >> yep. >> let's see -- >> i don't know if we have time for it. >> i will -- >> it is pretty quick. the only downside to this machine, you have to use the pod. >> okay. >> this is my favorite one. it's a bargain at $80. the mr. coffee. uses k-cups, which means you've got a gigantic selection. and you can use the reusable filter for your own coffee. >> you could actually put ground coffee in there. >> that's a money saver. finally, we've got the starbucks model. this thing is gorgeous. it also comes in red. it's $200. and, you know, if you're a starbucks fanatic, it's great. the only bad thing, it only takes starbucks pods, which are very limited. >> let's do a couple of tests. the maker and the store bought. >> yes.
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>> okay. okay, wait. i'm going to be really caffeinated. >> what do you think? >> i think this one's from the machine. is that right? no? >> whoa. >> and i think of myself as a connoisseur. >> this cost you about $1 a cup, this is $1.65, plus you have to go out and get it. >> i'm sold. that was really strong, which is how i like my coffee. this is the $5,000 maker. >> you've got to try this, guys, this is $5,500, and they say they're selling a lot of them, which i can't believe. watch how cool this is. you have all these choices of different types that you want. and we're going to go espresso -- all right. >> what do you think, guys? >> i think it might have been on the bitter setting. >> really? >> yeah, little bitter. >> how much is it per cup? >> wow. >> and if you can't afford this, you can go to a mr. coffee that
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will make you a cappuccino for $200. >> oh. >> but this, you know, this is very cool. >> i'm going to -- look at that. >> look at that. >> thank you so much. we're going to go run ten times around the block. coming up next, a live performance from 98 degrees.
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought you by toyota. >> well, the guys from 98 degrees are back in a very big way. their first album in more than a decade 2.0 comes out in may and they're preparing for a big tour. nick lachey, drew lachey, good morning. it's great to have you back. >> good morning. >> it was about a year ago you reunited right here on this show. >> yep. >> at that time, did you have an idea of how long you were going to let this thing go? >> that was our trial run, actually. if all went well, we were anxious to get back in the studio, but we came and performed on "today" and did a concert shortly after that, had a blast, we decided why not do some more? >> did you sit down and have a team meeting and say, you know, let's keep this going. the fans seem to be reacting to it. >> we went and did this thing in hershey, pennsylvania, with new kids and boys 2 men. it felt great for us and we thought, let's keep it going. as long as the fans are out there for us, we want to keep it going. >> when you sit down and start
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to record songs for a new album, is there a catch-22 here? in some ways, your older fans wanted to sound like the music they remember, yet you have to be cognizant of the fact that times and music have changed. >> it's been a constant ebb and flow. trying to make sure we keep who we are as vocalists, singers, but also evolve production wise with music, the songs. we think we've accomplished that on this new record. >> looking forward to being out on tour with some of your friends? >> we can't wait. we're having a blast. >> it's funny you ask justin that question. he's always looking forward to the tours. >> you look forward to the end of the tour? >> yeah. >> what are you guys going to sing? >> we're going to sing the first single off our new record it's called "microphone." >> ladies and gentlemen, 98 degrees. ♪
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♪ when i'm done with you you'll be able to carry ♪ ♪ i'm gonna take you to school and teach ya how to use this microphone ♪ ♪ like oh oh oh ♪ i'll make you scream at the top of your lungs ♪ ♪ like oh oh oh ♪ hey lady grab the microphone ♪ ♪ and get going ♪ hey lady ready to flow ♪ ♪ let's go ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ ♪ hey lady grab the microphone ♪
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♪ twist it in your hand hold it up to your lips ♪ ♪ we cthis microphone ♪ ♪ like oh oh oh ♪ i'll make you scream at the top of your lungs ♪ ♪ like oh oh ♪ hey lady grab the microphone ♪ ♪ ready to flow let's go ♪ ♪ oh oh oh oh ♪ hey lady grab the microphone ♪ ♪ do you have what it takes
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♪ put your money where your mouth is ♪ ♪ you can make no mistake promise to try to do the best you can ♪ ♪ the best you can ♪ the best you can ♪ hey lady grab the microphone ♪ grab the microphone ♪ microphone ♪ i'll make you scream at the top of your lungs ♪ >> 98 degrees, and they'll be back with a little more music later on. but first, these messages and your local news.
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good morning to you. 8:56 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. tesla getting an even bigger presence on santana row. it will open its new expanded showroom. it will be located in the space previously held by burberry. should we grab the umbrella before we head out the door? >> you can probably get by without one at this point. but still looking good. st. mary's picked up .6 inches this morning. substantial totals coming in. san rafael to novato, slick conditions. we'll clear you out for tomorrow. through the weekend, a little bit more rain early saturday, another round for sunday.
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♪ ♪ it's all ♪ it's all because you're my sunshine after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure for my pain ♪ cause i'm losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all it's all because of you ♪ >> 98 degrees, ladies and gentlemen. >> still got it. can we start every third hour with these guys as our band? >> i know, al, based on the dancing, al would be happy about that. >> i was channeling david gregory. >> i didn't know.
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guys, great job. the album is 2.0 and they're coming to a city near you on tour. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning, april 4th, 2013. inside studio 1a, i'm willie geist alongside al roker. what were you doing? dancing? >> i was kind of dancing. the upper body dance. >> this is where you live right here. >> keep it low. keep it tight. >> keep it tight. all right. let's get to our "today's" take three. take one is the transition at the "tonight show." the worst kept secret in show business. jimmy fallon announced yesterday will take over for jay leno. the confirmation coming, the transition will be next spring right after the winter olympics. and leno and fallon addressed the big news last night on their shows. >> had a really awkward day today. had to call david letterman and tell him he didn't get the "tonight show" again. well today i accepted a new
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position. i'm going to be the head basketball coach at rutgers university. >> this is "late night" with jimmy fallon, for now. i love you so much. i love you so much and i love this job and i love coming in. i just love doing it. thank you so much. >> jimmy, got a little choked up. that's obviously a huge moment. >> we're all big fans, of course, of jimmy and jay, as well. all of us are happy for jimmy, but we know that jay has a lot more opportunities ahead for him, as well. >> yeah, i used to work in studio 6b where jimmy does his show now. they're going to be expanding that, putting in a balcony. it's going to go from 200 seats studio, major deal. which is where carson originally did -- >> are they taking over your dressing room then? >> no, interestingly enough, when i did local news, my weather office with johnny carson's bathroom. where i prepared the forecast, the king of comedy sat on the throne. >> did you get any insights
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there? >> i don't know if you want those insights. yep, people forget carson was here from '62 to '72. 40 years later, it returns to new york city. >> great energy. it's going to be very cool to have -- it's going to be harder to get into 30 rock, that's one thing. >> it all comes down to about us. >> jay leno said yesterday in the interview, the main reason between this and the other time referring to four years ago with the conan transition is i'm part of the process. the last time he said the decision was made without me, i came to work one day and said you're out. this time it feels right. i think that's true. i think a lot of people feel that way inside the building and outside. jay had to go on his own terms. the other jimmy in late night jimmy kimmel, jimmy kimmel who will go head-to-head with fallon said congratulations to my dear,
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sweet jimmy fallon a formidable rival and an incredible lover. >> that took an uncomfortable turn. >> from jimmy to jimmy. and jay will be back out doing his thing. he does stand-up every weekend anyway. he'll be doing that. >> continuing to work on his cars in his garage. >> he's got almost a year left. plenty more jay to go here. our take two -- >> i want to interrupt. people don't realize what happens. take a look over here what goes on after a musical group finishes up, our crew now has to start breaking down and clearing this out so that, in fact, we can get ready for another -- >> and they try to do it as quietly as they can. we appreciate that. >> they've already put 98 degrees in their boxes and moved them out. >> they've been wheeled out. >> they were put in cases, protective cases. >> each one gets its own case. >> very fragile. >> this is our take two, we asked you about this one on twitter. first comes love, then comes
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cohabitation. it's the old question of, should you live together before you're married? or wait until you're married to live together? >> feels like an old question from the last generation or couple generations ago. but there's new federal data out there used to be known as living in sin. we've been hearing from a lot of you about this on twitter. turns out for almost half of women ages 15 to 44, so for young women, their very first union was cohabitation. in other words, they lived together without being married. that's almost half of young women in this country l. >> marriage was less than a quarter the first union was less than a quarter. >> and when we asked this question on twitter, it was overwhelmingly like, are we really still talking about this? >> i know. >> to each his own. and a lot of people said, frankly, the divorce rate what it is out there, maybe it's a good idea to test drive the car before you buy. >> we were very serious. i think it's a difference of just like moving in. we already knew it was headed in the direction of walking down the aisle. but, yeah, i think there is
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something to making sure that you know what you're getting. getting into. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> well, there's that old saying, though. a lot of traditionals will say why buy the cow when the milk is free? remember that whole thing? >> that doesn't seem right. i'm going to say, i'm glad you said that. >> i think i'm the only one who could say that. >> yeah, thank you. >> did you live together first? >> we were already engaged and it was six months before we got married. so our -- you know, i had to -- i sold my place and deborah's lease was up, so we found the place. >> it's funny you say that, it's always about logistics. for us, our leases were both up. we're going to get married soon. >> you're spending at each other's house every night anyways. >> take three, natalie's huge on this one. >> i've got to get my jersey hair. >> get ready for this one. rickey sambora. that's amazing. >> what is going on with bon jovi?
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>> it's like a news person and all of a sudden it's snooki. >> you can -- >> come on, i'm heart broken. >> ritchie sambora has left bon jovi for the foreseeable future. the band says because of personal reasons. the reports say there's a simmering feud between ritchie and the lead man jon bon jovi. >> there have been reports for a long time that's been happening behind the scenes. hard to imagine them not being together. >> yeah. >> they've been together for 30 years. >> the band's not called sambora. >> oh, team bon jovi over here. >> i'm just saying. hello? >> but bon jovi has always included everybody. can you imagine living on a prayer without that guitar? ♪ >> oh, your mike -- >> higher.
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>> i don't have a voice. we already talked about this this week. >> but it doesn't stop you. you continue to sing. >> completely uninhibited. >> yes. >> i admire your courage. >> come on, can we do this whole hour in karaoke style from now on? i'm the only one that wants the built-in karaoke machine in here. >> i'm not from jersey. >> come on. feel it with me. >> maybe you and sambora should go out on tour like that. >> that would go over so well. >> you need a picture of your perm. >> i did have an '80s perm. >> i bet you did. >> i had the tight, tight curls. >> i bet you did. watch the versatility here as natalie goes from the perm to the news. >> comb the hair down a bit. okay. in our news this morning, there are more provocative steps this morning from north korea, which
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moved a missile with considerable range. stop. al's off to the side giggling. anyway, north korea's moved a missile off to the east coast. the move came hours after north korea's military said it had been authorized to launch a merciless attack on the u.s. with smaller, lighter nuclear weapons. the u.s. meantime says it's taking threats from pyongyang seriously and is deploying a missile defense system to guam in the pacific. a run away carnival cruiseship is secure again this morning after it broke away wednesday from an alabama dock where it is being repaired. the carnival triumph is that same ship that broke down in february in the gulf of mexico. wednesday, it tore away in high winds, it then drifted down the mobile river and slammed into a cargo ship leaving a 20-foot gash in the side of the cruise ship. rutgers university is still under fire after wednesday's firing of the men's basketball coach mike rice. rice lost his job after video
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showed him shoving players and yelling anti-gay slurs at them. rice said there is no excuse for what is on the tape. some faculty members are also now calling for university president to step down saying the initial three-game suspension that rice got was inexcusable. hey, major announcement from facebook today as the social network heads into new territory, phones. the company unveiling a new android product today that has tech watchers buzzing that ceo mark zuckerberg is doing something he has long denied he would, which is launch a facebook phone. in fact, he told matt a few months back that option was, in fact, off the table. facebook currently has more than 1 billion users and growing. and many of whom have access to the network on smartphones and tablets already. and check this out, it is called the festival of colors. observance meant to mark the end of winter gloom. and this video from youtube
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all-star shows what it's like to be in the middle of the action. participants, thousands of them as you can see there, toss these vividly colored powders into the air. a big celebration with flying colors. >> very cool. >> it is very psychedelic. >> very cool. >> not sure what's in those powders. >> wow. where's your mind? >> you have lost your mind. >> it happens when the jersey girl comes out. i can't help myself. >> dance party usa. >> oh, boy. save us, al. >> deliver us from this, al. >> it's a sad moment when i'm the voice of reason. >> once again -- >> not good. let's see what we've got for you for today. unfortunately, the risk of strong storms for much of florida. anybody spring breaking down there today, you've got to watch out for heavy thunderstorms, hail, isolated tornadoes as well. look on the radar, we've got a
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lot of heavy showers and thunderstorms firing up. a lot of rain today. in fact, central florida, anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain over the next 24 hours. and in the pacific northwest, they've got a lot of wet weather coming in, as well. central california into the pacific northwest, heavy rain also looking for about 1 to 3 inches of it. that's 9:12 on a thursday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. this is what your drive looks like on the golden gate bridge and much of the peninsula right now. showers are starting to subside just a touch. right now still tracking some showers on the radar. take it easy. watch out for slick conditions along the richmond s-san rafael bridge. showers around on sunday. major warm-up for the start of next week. and that's your latest weather. >> we need to add a new segment. >> things that happen while
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♪ this morning on "today's" relationship. couples connecting in new ways. as we mentioned a new minutes ago, the cdc says young women are waiting longer to get married or living with their partners first. turns out, these days casual is the name of the game. the pick you up at 8:00 date is long gone. so is dating dead? >> from glee -- >> i don't know what's going to happen in the future, i know i want to be with you now. >> i want someone who wants to hang out all the time and thinks i'm the best person in the world and wants to have sex with only me. >> reporter: dating is a far cry from what it used to be. >> nowadays, people want to hang out and everything is a lot more
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casual. >> a new generation, coming of age with fewer rules. >> dating as we're supposed to know it is essentially dead so that actually we're living in a post dating world where the old rules and guidelines no longer apply. >> the post dating world is what we call our modern era. now there's a million ways for that guy to get to know you better without asking you on a date. >> reporter: dates are out and group hangouts are in. to get to know one another, many embrace social media. >> people also falling for each other over technology. so everything from texting and instagram to gchat and e-mail. >> and as many delay marriage, exp ear experts say there's less drive to couple up early. >> traditional dating was the beginning of looking for a husband and wife. if people aren't going to get married until their late 20s, what are they going to do dating early on? it's going to set up things they really don't want to have happen for a while. they want to get their life going before they quote, unquote
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settle down. >> you need to forget all the rules you know. forget what it means when he does xy and z and trust it's going to go in the right place. >> donna is the author of "the end of sex." and the relationship expert, good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> i have to start with you, with a book title like that, you get the first question. young people, confused about intimacy, unhappy. explain first what exactly is hook-up culture? >> well, it's -- let me differentiate between a hook-up. people tend to think of a hook-up as this very liberating thing. it's a brief sexually intimate encounter. anything from kissing to sex as most students will say. but a culture of hooking up is where the hook-up becomes the norm. to the point where young people don't see any other option. >> but there are people out there, young people who want the
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old dating culture. what happens to them? >> well, i wouldn't say they want the old dating culture. >> more traditional. >> they want the option to date in a pretty old school way. so most of the students i talked to say that they like having the option to hook up, but they wish it wasn't their only option. and the reason why they don't date even though they really wish they could is because they don't have the skills. and they feel like no one else wants to. >> let me bring you in on this, is hook-up culture a bad thing? is it damaging? or is it just the next thing in relationships? >> you know, it's potentially damaging. i think you're right, it's the natural evolution of things. the culture changes and it could be potentially damaging because people aren't ready for the disconnect that comes with that instant emotion. okay. and whether it be a feeling of rejection or not unfulfilled, there's surprise on the back end where this is going to be a quick fun thing. but wow, now i feel bad. >> true, though, people are getting married later in life now. could this just be that phase in life that fills the space for
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some people? >> i think so. it's a natural progression of things. but, however, if that's not your natural progression how you want it, you can opt out. >> how would that work? how does someone opt out of hook-up culture? you say the people who do have trouble getting out or finding that alternative. how should they go about that if they don't want that lifestyle? >> well, i think that's the million dollar question in a lot of ways. what's amazing is that you have so many young people who are saying they don't like living in hook-up culture and they wish for a way out but they can't see that way out. and they also believe they're the only one that feels that way. and so one of the first things i usually tell them is you are so not the only one that feels that way. all of your peers feel that way but they're afraid to say something too. know you're in good company. know if you go and ask someone out, they're probably going to be excited about it. >> you have some good tips for people who want to build a healthy relationship. you say they should set boundaries, be selfish, and
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establish transparency. what do you mean there? >> absolutely. sharer beware. this is an age of instant information. everyone's got tons of access to you. it's not dependent on the amount of likes or re-tweets you get. set those boundaries, be selfish. if you want somebody to love you and only you, that's totally okay. if you want to do the hook-up thing, that's okay too. know what you're getting into. and be transparent. tell the person, hey, i know this is nuts, i know it's overwhelming. if you're not into it, it's totally okay. now you've set the stage. >> donna, very quickly. you say you're hopeful despite everything we've just said. why? >> well, i am. because when i talk to students and young people about this topic, i see so much yearning and so much launch for love and something other. and so, you know, just what, you know it's just said about how young people need to think about what do i want and how can i go about getting it? and remember the fact they do have a choice and they can make
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torres is facing murder and kidnapping charges in the disappearance of the 15-year-old more than a year ago. he's been charged in carjacking and attacks on three other women in morgan hill in 2009. the seaside man accused of crashing into a san jose walmart and hitting four customers with a metal pole, the 33-year-old is facing aggravated assault charges as well as charges of being under the influence. president obama wraps up his bay area visit later today less than 24 hours after it began. he'll attend two fund-raisers hosted at private homes today before heading back to washington. and the cal women's basketball team are on the move after a send-off at the pavilion. the team will take off from oakland international airport heading to new orleans for the final four in the ncaa tournament. after the break, we'll have a look at weather and traffic.
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welcome back. the time now, 9:28. most of the heavy rainfall pushing into the central valley. light, spotty activity up in the north bay. it's going to take a while for the roads to dry out. looking nice and dry for the big game tomorrow. the giants' home opener, 1:35, 59 degrees. your seven-day outlook in just a few minutes. let's check the drive with anthony. >> things are slow in oakland. 880 northbound moving very slow. you can see from our skycam, barely moving at all. lots of congestion. typical slow spot. in fremont, things clear up a bit. hayward and whipple is keeping things slow. otherwise, the peninsula not too bad. palo alto shaping up very nicely. commuters are moving right along, wide-open roadways there. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us as well. we have some very special guests in our studio today. we want to welcome mrs. whiter's second grade class from blossom
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hill school in los gatos. the future broadcasters probably here taking over. another local news update coming up in half an hour. ♪ back now with more of "today" on this beautiful thursday morning. it is april 4th, 2013. i'm willie geist along with al
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roker and natalie morales who is trying to convince al and me to do a karaoke duet. >> what should their song be? >> tomorrow in take three -- >> yes. >> the legendary liza with a "z" will be -- and we're going to assume given you have this musical the last two days, you'll have a duet with liza. >> she would have to agree to sing with me. my pipes are legendary too. >> exactly. exactly. >> just hope she doesn't do any research. >> yeah. >> we need to figure out a song. >> i think we're your roadies. >> maybe we could do "my eyes adored you." >> we've been down that road. >> the last time we sang with a noted singer was oh, a few years ago with stevie wonder, and it was horrendous. >> that's the way i feel, leave it to the professionals. >> no, that makes it more fun. come on, you're with me, right?
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i know you are. meanwhile, coming up, we're going to talk about -- we're going to take an open house tour across the country. there's beautiful homes and you can get these for under $300,000. >> that's right, barbara is going to show us that, plus elementary students from arizona who are skilled at handling royalty. they are some of the best chess players. in "today's" kitchen, a little latin. with an eye on keeping things healthy. but first, al has a look at the weather. >> quick look at our weekend. starting with tomorrow, showers here in the northeast, slight risk of strong storms down in florida. beautiful weather, gulf coast on into texas and the southwest. rain along the pacific northwest coast which will continue on saturday. sunny and hot, southwest into texas, mild along the gulf coast, cool and sunny here in the northeast. sunday, sunday, we're looking at more rain in the pacific northwest and the northern rockies. heat continues in the southwest texas, gulf coast, beautiful weather along the mid-atlantic states, as well. few snow showers
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if you're just joining us, most of the heavy rainfall has already come through the bay area. but we're still fair game for spotty showers throughout the morning. that was san jose, mostly cloudy conditions for today. vallejo down to richmond, dangerous driving conditions for the next 15 to 20 minutes. showers on the radar there. otherwise, enough sunshine later on today to warm us up into the mid to upper 60s. 65 degrees in san jose. another chance for rain heading into your weekend, starting saturday morning, another round for sunday. have a great day. >> "today's" real estate is brought to you by quicken loans. engineered to amaze. >> on "today's" real estate, what you can get for $300,000 or less, from a spanish colonial to a home dating back to 1678. we've got five great homes. our tour guide, of course, the "today" real estate contributor. >> good morning, al.
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>> let's start up in wisconsin. got a four bedroom home for $289,762. >> you got that nailed. perfect. and this is, as you said, 1883, you don't get to see a 300-year-old home. the only thing it needs is a snowman out front to make it perfect. the beautiful federal style trim that people seem to like and pay extra for. and inside, it's a meticulous home. you're going to see the gleaming hardwood floors shine. i think these people probably took a toothbrush to those floors. it's like just perfect condition. and considering it's a 300-year-old home, you just can't tell looking at it. the living room has oversized windows, extra wide -- >> i love the walls. >> all those walls, of course, it's a house. okay. >> beautiful. >> add a little something. >> the pictures, okay. the dining room is beautiful as you can see. you got me off my game here. you keep talking. go ahead. the kitchen has wood cabinets,
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stainless steel appliances and a large center island and got that eat sign on the wall in case you don't know what you're supposed to be doing in the room. and the family room is a bonus with french doors leading to the backyard. and remember, it's over 300 years old. >> our technical director russ was there when they built it. >> oh. >> let's go to illinois. a four-bedroom home on the market for $295,000. >> oh, and this is one of the oldest homes in the state. a lot of old homes here. 1678, and it was built by one of the first settlers. the front parlor has wood floors, beam ceilings. and a peek of the inside right there. there you go. it's a very pretty home, designed to its day. the living room has lots of windows added over the years making it much lighter and sunnier than you'd expect in an old house. the dining room has a big fireplace, a built-in hutch, the kitchen is sunny yellow and it's so old-fashioned, you can almost picture that pilgrim sitting on
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the rocking chair. it's a very modern kitchen meticulous condition. out back, a sloped yard. >> let's go to illinois, a four-bedroom home for $295,000. >> this is a good deal home. it's a suburb southwest of chicago, not inexpensive market. and it has a very neat lawn and neat front siding. over 3,500 square feet big. the family room has wood floors and a fireplace. the room needs to be refurbished a little bit. the formal dining room is plain, but needs a bigger table to make it look the size it is. the wide open kitchen has white cabinets and unusual semicircular breakfast bar, which is different and cute. and the fully furnished big window basement. tons of room, has its very own bar. >> we're going to head out to the west coast now.
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in washington. $299,000. >> this is a neat and trim brown house, not a popular color to sell today. but it has jolly flowers out front and it's 30 miles from mt. rainier. and from the backyard of the house, you can see the mountain you can see forever as the song says. it has a large entrance foyer including four bedrooms and three baths. the great room with black curtains inside. for me, i'd feel i was living inside a hearse. but if they get rid of those curtains. it's a weird choice of curtains. the carpet on carpet look just never works well with buyers today. the loft area upstairs is big enough to house a full-size pool table. and the kitchen is well done and has dark wood cabinets and big granite tops, this house is $299,000. >> is that the take away? if you've got wood floors, you should show them off? >> definitely.
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if they need refurbishing, do it. nobody wants to buy your old carpet. >> and our last place, we'll go to prescott, arizona, five-bedroom spanish colonial for $300,000 even. >> it's a totally different style of a home. but let me point out front up that this is $1,500 a year taxes. >> wow. >> that's a year. this is a spanish colonial type home and it's in the old hills. and it's a house that has traditional archways, stucco walls, a red tile roof, a spanish tile architecture. whatever, it's a rug. it's all white living room with arch doorways, a fireplace and mountain views when you see this next room. gives you a peek at those mountain views. a lovely room. see that, and what about that tile floor. if that was a wood floor, that kitchen would be brought up into this century immediately. that's a silly thing to have those tiles there. the sun filled what they call the arizona room popular part of the country has a cathedral
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ceiling and glass doors leading to the back patio. again, needs new furnishings, a large sun deck on the second floor you get access by either of the two bedrooms upstairs and what is unusual and don't take for granted those lush green views. don't see those in arizona very often. >> barbara, thank you so much. >> my pleasure, al. >> good to see you. still ahead, arizona kids staying in arizona, all the right moves. check mate right after these messages. christopher columbus sailed the ocean blue...
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>> five time state champions, these students are headed to the olympics of chess this weekend. the u.s. chess super nationals in nashville. >> the queen came out here -- >> reporter: ted started the club nine years ago, many of the students are from low-income families. >> upwards of 90% of these families are -- >> life is better when i play chess. >> he says he wanted to help students build self-confidence by increasing their problem solving and critical thinking skill. >> attention to focus, thinking ahead. >> a club that started out with two kids. now has about 100 on the team that practices nearly every day and will use those skills to go up against the best players in the country. >> for those families to be able to get the opportunity to travel to commit themselves to something like the game of chess.
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>> i love this cookbook already because you're taking some of our latin favorites but making them lighter. and it's not typically known for being light. >> here's where i'm going to show you it's actually doable. and i always like to say i like to save my calories for my cocktails. >> okay. >> my kind of girl. >> we have cocktails in the book too and desserts. i don't believe in diets, i believe in eating cleaner. i chose to make an argentinian -- >> it's a flank steak, right? >> it actually translates into hunger killer. it's a flank steak that we're going to finish opening like a book. >> okay. >> we cover it with plastic. if you want to get some stress out, go ahead and pound -- >> there we go. this is something your mom taught you. >> my grandparents grew up in argentina. >> even though you're from colombia. >> we're from colombia. we had them dancing a lot of tango and a lot of argentinian food. i chose to stick this recipe in the book because it is also one of the recipes that mom used to bring us as kids into the
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kitchen and to make us play with our food, stuffing it which we're coming to. we have got to pick what we wanted -- >> at first you're going to marinate it. >> we're going to stick it in milk. >> why milk? >> milk will soften you have the tissue. not everybody in argentina does it. i like doing it if i have the time. let's pretend we've soaked it, we've dried it, we've got it right here. now we're going to put -- >> everybody can get involved. >> really have them pick the stuffing. this has got a little bit of thyme, a little bit of oregano. they generally use spinach. i'm doing swiss charred, just a little bit. go ahead and help me. onions, we've got some olives. we've got a little -- >> latin with the olives. >> and this is something i'm adding the argentinians don't do. this is the spice pickled peppers. >> okay. >> now we put some egg. this is very traditional from
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the recipe. i love it because it adds that beautiful color to it, as well. >> okay. >> and now all we do is we fold it and roll it. >> okay. >> this is the part as the kid -- >> roll it on the side where all the stuffing is. >> you roll it and all we do -- when you're pounding it, if you make a hole into when you're cutting it, no big deal. it's cooking. now we tie it. you can close that one up. >> okay. i'll tie this on. you tie it like that and you're going to brown it. >> that's all you do is brown it. we've got one ready to go here. nicely browned and here's where we're going to stick some flavor into it. we're going to do some beef stock. do vegetable broth. i'm doing some -- we've got onions for flavor. you can do this in the oven, as well. we've got some thyme and parsley, garlic. >> let it simmer down. >> we're going to let it simmer down.
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and some gravy, and here we come. and we're going to cut it. everybody always comes for the food. >> you bet. >> i love it. >> we stay for the company. >> we're going to cut this up and all of these recipes you can find in latin delight which hits bookstores nationally yesterday. we've got a version in english, a version in spanish. we've got cocktails. >> she's cutting it. >> and we've got cocktails in the book, as well. and we've got butter beans with rosemary and garlic. we've got an avocado salad and cilantro served in butter, soft lettuce and butter. and all we need to do is enjoy eating. thank you, guys. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and we have a new feature on our website where we're displaying the dishes you cook at home. if you can make this recipe or any recipes that you see here on "today," take a photo, tell us
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what it is, tweet it with the #cookingwithtoday. >> one of your favorites, taking pictures of food. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. time to eat.
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good morning to you. it is 9:56 now. 9 i'm marla tellez. after all the wait and anticipation, it is almost here. in just a matter of minutes, facebook will be making a big announcement. that has a lot of people talking about a new smartphone. speculation is focusing on facebook announcing its own smartphone, one running on the android operating system. details will be released this morning at an event at the company's menlo park headquarters. we are getting a better idea this morning about the new apple tv. a market analyst says there are new details about the company's planned product. it will be a 60-inch set with a unique remote control.
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white says his report is based on visits to the asian company that supply apple with its components. outside, pretty wet out there. christina loren taking a look at that forecast. >> you're a good sport for being out there this morning. most of that cloud cover is starting to clear a little bit and the showers are deteriorating. but we have unsettled weather in the area. as a result, we've got 1:58-minute flight delays out of sfo. otherwise, a pretty nice second half of the day. highs around 67 degrees in livermore. 65 for fremont. 62 in oakland. and 62 straight up in san francisco. a few showers linger tomorrow morning. >> the bay bridge toll plaza approach, jam packed. you can see lots of cloud cover, even a few patches of drizzle. even 880's been jam packed all morning long with wet roads. but things moving smoothly but lots of cars on the roads.
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pa little bit better down in fremont. even into palo alto, not too bad and the peninsula. traffic moving along. no major accidents to report at this moment. >> thanks so much. we'll be back with our next local news update in about 30 minutes. we'll see you at 10:26. back to the "today" show.
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plaza. hello, everybody, it's thirst-day thursday, april 4th and it is just one day away from our big five-year anniversary show tomorrow. >> we have a big show planned. >> it has flown by. >> it is crazy. we're having a musical guest. >> guests. >> plural. and we have a really fun look back. kind of all about us. >> it's all good. >> focus. >> we have 98 degrees on today and tomorrow we have new kids on the block. >> it's been a lot of fun. >> finally the announcement was official. >> worst-kept secret in the world. >> jimmy fallon is replacing jay leno on the "tonight show." you wonder how they're going to handle it on air that night. it's one of those things, you're never quite sure how it's going to work out. >> you can't ignore it. >> so this is how leno and jimmy did it. >> i want to congratulate, i can't to congratulate my good
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friend jimmy fallon. he is a hell of a guy, he's going to do a great job. >> you guys probably heard the news i'm going to be taking over for the tonight show next february. but don't worry, until february our focus is right here on whatever this show is called. thanks to jay leno for being so gracious. i know this whole thing -- means so much to me to have his support. we wouldn't be there without your support, i love you so much, i love this job and i love -- coming in -- i just it, thank you so much. >> a big mush. >> how sweet. >> it's been in the papers and everyone has been talking about it for so long. when i did the show last week -- nobody really knew if it was confirmed or not. i said what's the story. and he goes, basically his attitude was like, can you believe it? he's still like a little kid in the candy store. which is one of the nicest
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qualities jimmy has among many. you know it's like this attitude of, wow, this is really happening and wow i'm grateful for it and he's been a total class act through this whole thing. and leno said in a very funny statement. he said congratulations, jimmy. i hope you're as lucky as me. and hold onto the job until you're the old guy, if you need me, i'll be in the garage. he has his famous car collection. >> jimmy kimmel -- >> i love what jimmy kimmel said. >> this is how jimmy kimmel addressed it. take a look. >> it's a big night in the world of late-night television as you probably heard. it was announced officially today, that starting in february of next year, after the olympics, i will take over as new host of the "tonight show" on nbc. i spoke to jay on phone today and he -- excuse me one second. okay, apparently it's a
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different jimmy that's going to be hosting the tonight show. are you sure? does anybody know what the return policy is on a yacht? >> cute. i love what he tweeted. he said congratulations to my dear sweet jimmy fallon, a formidable rival and an incredible lover. letterman had to say something. >> letterman did, too, everyone got in on the act. let's listen. we're just reading it? he said -- >> i got a call from my mom today and she says, well, david, i see you didn't get the "tonight show" -- again! >> i like it when we do that. >> i think it's much better than rolling sound bites. we're very busy being hip and happenin'. >> i can't help myself. it just goes with the territory. >> mtv wants a little kathie lee, there's a show called nikki and sara, live.
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>> what is that? >> it's not my demographic, i hadn't heard of it before, certainly not my age. it's hosted by these comediennes, nicky glazer and sara schaeffer. one of them was jimmy kimmel, one of his writers -- no, jimmy fallon's writers for a while. they're adorable. you were invited but you couldn't do it. i was in a sketch based on "the hunger games." that's all you need to know. >> that was the network. they loved the show. >> naturally. >> but -- they said they only have room in the budget for one host. >> oh, nicky. you'll be missed. >> they said it's up to us to decide who gets to stay. and they said something about maybe the odds be ever in your favor? >> ten, nine, eight -- >> nicky, you would understand if you had read "the hunger games" like i had asked you. >> oh, god, ha do you think you're doing?
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>> hosting. >> curb it a little bit. >> backo, barbie, it's my show now. welcome back to nicky and sara like with your new, improved host, kathie lee gifford, who is better than kathie lee? i'll tell you, nobody. because you're going to want to see if i actually let the girls interview cal 10, don't count on it. i love those girls because they didn't make me stick to the script. and i would love to go back any time with them. they were ready. you know how i am about that. i got there 15 minutes early. were waiting, they were ready. you know what took me the longest? just signing all the stuff after you've finished. you sign, i think i signed cody and cassidy away on tv. there's mounds of paperwork. that's what's wrong with our world, hoda. >> but if you want to watch "sara and nikki" live they're on
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mtv at 10:00 p.m. beyonce was making a big announcement at 10:00. she was saying get ready. she has released a new single called "grown woman" part of a pepsi commercial. >> when she's being paid $30 million for? >> that would be it. >> let's watch it and see if we like it. >> because she needs the money. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> embrace your past, but live for now. >> so all of those takes were from her old videos. >> she's such a pro. >> we've had the greatest artists in the world here for their concert series i've never seen anybody more precise than beyonce. you think am i really watching someone do that live. she's got the work ethic, boy, that's for sure. kevin ware, you guys remember he was the player -- i'm sorry, kevin ware, the coach from rutgers. >> no, kevin ware is the one who hurt his leg. >> you know what? >> you are sleep dprised. hoda who sleeps like eight or nine hours a night, is now understanding what it's like to be a mother. >> i got to tell you, i'm used to going to bed when i feel like it and waking up when it's convenient for me. oh, my god. >> how do you like motherhood? >> it's a puppy. but i got to tell you, you have to walk him at 10:00 or 10:30 at
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night. >> he has to be in his crate. >> and 4:00 a.m. he's going out again. >> and it's going beautifully, isn't it? >> he is the cutest. i don't mean to go on and on. he's the cutest dog. >> you finally understand my love for my bambino. and lola. >> i never got it really until -- >> i know. >> he calms me down and he's the best dog in the world. >> since bambino. >> now playlist. >> this is my favorite part of thursday. if you're looking for a song to add to your playlist when you're at the gym and you need a good beat, a good beat, it's this one. it's called -- conveniently "drinking from the bottle" by calvin harris. >> how did i know that? let's hear it. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> it's great in the gym, really. >> some of this music, honestly, i'm so grateful for it, though, because so many people who don't know how to sing have been able to have music. they speak, they're not singing, that's what i'm saying, it's opened up a whole career for people who actually can't sing. >> i'm telling you, there's nothing better than working out to this. >> i'm being honest, that's not singing, that's talking. >> but it's fun to dance to. i like dancing to talking. >> is it okay or not okay to diss your ex in public? let's listen. >> no, hoda, it's not okay under any circumstances, period. there are always two sides to every story an you should know. >> my side and the right side.
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>> no, it is not okay, no need to diss your ex in public. but when you have to vent, that's what your best friends are for. >> i'm here for you, hoda. who do you want to talk about? >> i'm having fun with those. >> it's one of the best things you get get to do around here. >> it's time for miss sara haines. >> i'm just reminding everyone that we're having our joyful, the new series joyful cookoff. which we want healthy versions of classic recipes. this month it's lasagna. you go to our website and the top three people will do a cookoff on the show live and the grand prize winner, they will be featured on or website. >> who decides who the winner is? >> possibly not me. >> joy? >> do we have time for this, you guys? >> we just did it. >> we just did it. >> and --
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nbc's prequel to "silence of the lambs" which stars hugh dancy kicks off tonight and is getting amazing reviews. >> hugh plays an fbi profiler who can think and feel like a serial killer. sometimes his boss finds it so disconcerting he calls in a psychiatrist, dr. hannibal lecder. >> everything else in your mind. your decency, yet shocked at your associations. >> whose profile are you working on? whose profile are you working on? >> i'm sorry, will, upsetting is
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what we do. i can't shut my mind off any more than you can do. >> please, don't psychoanalyze me. you won't like me when i'm psychoanalyzed, no, if you'll excuse me, i'm going to give a lecture on psycho analyzing. >> i watched the first episode right before i came up here. maybe that's why i'm all -- it is, it's rough going there. because of the subject matter, obviously. >> it's creepy, chilling subject matter. >> in a delicious way. >> it leaves hopefully a little taste in your mouth. >> oh. >> tell us about your character. you have sort of a sixth sense when it comes to solving crimes. >> i think you put it very well. he can place himself in the minds and in the shoes, if you like, of people particularly people who commit violent crimes. he just has that part of his brain that can go there. >> you have pure empathy. >> exactly.
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>> not a great gift to have. >> it's not a gift you would like to receive, because he finds the way we show it in the show is that he, he literally in his mind reenacts his crimes with himself performing them and when he comes out of the state of imagination, he has to live with that. >> yeah, you've seen it, you've done it -- >> what's the vibe like on the set given the creepy subject matter? what's it like among the actors? >> is it wrong to say we have a great time? >> how do you deal with it? >> anyone negroponte i've worked on, the darker, the tougher the subject matter, the more likely it is that the set has a lighter vibe to it, to balance it out. >> how did you prepare for the role of this guy? >> well i mean first of all obviously all the hannibal lecter stories come from the novels. i recommend to anybody that hasn't read them. >> that has the stomach for them. >> anybody who likes good writing, he has a fantastic
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character. will graham pops up in "red dragon" the first novel. so i went to that. >> you know as i was watching this this morning, you probably didn't know at the time you started this project, we just had in the news here in new york a true story, the man was finally, he was found guilty. the cannibal cop. and i have to ask you, if you feel in some way, that by us highlighting these kinds of things, are we -- in any way contributing to the culture of violence? >> the rise of cannibalism? >> no, i don't mean it that way. are we glorifying in any way something that is the least deserving of it? i mean that with great respect. >> i think it's a good question, actually. i think that speaking personally, which is all you can do, i wouldn't want to be involved in something that just, i don't know, used violence to sho shortcut the need to tell a story. think if you're going to present
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violence, which is part of our culture and to many, many stories, it's got to have context and consequences. >> it's so well acted and so well directed. >> that's whey liked about it in terms of the characters, that you see the impact it has on him and he carries this around with him. it's intrinsic to the story rather than let's have some violence. >> and it's as much of a mind game as you're watching it, so people don't think it's all blood and guts all over the place. >> it's about myself and hannibal, my psychiatrist. and we become friends. and then has this agenda for me. and as the season progresses, that's what you see. >> we wish you good luck with this. you're going to need it. >> yes you are, baby. >> congratulations on your new baby. >> thank you. >> thanks for being with us. you can catch the "hannibal" premiere tonight. they're one of the hottest boy bands you've ever heard of. >> and they're the stars of webtastic, this is from boy bands? >> this is not 98 degrees.
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>> they sound good. >> it was released february 12th and it has over 7,000 hits. >> that's adorable. >> am i getting old or do i just think that's adorable. >> that's awful. >> i like it because they're singing. >> thank you, sweetheart. >> i want to give a quick shout-out to a new orleans legend. >> legend. >> her name is angela hill, she anchored new orleans for 38 years. and there's karen. today is her last show at wwl tv in new orleans and i worked closely with her and karen and i are good friends with her. we want to wish angela hill a happy retirement. >> she certainly earned that he retirement. >> they're out of hair and makeup. >> and the close-up of their big reveals. >> and we'll head into the kitchen for comfort food, full of flavor, but low in calories. is that possible? >> i don't know. and all of you 98 degrees
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good morning to you. it is 10:26. i'm marla tellez. president obama just landed on the peninsula for a pair of fund-raisers. our sky camera caught marine one leaving crissy field just about half an hour ago. the president will attend two fund-raisers. he'll leave the bay area in early afternoon. bob redell will have a live report for us at 11:00. we'll check the forecast and the roads after the break.
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welcome back. the time now, 10:28. taking a live look at a dark sky over san francisco. but we are getting a little sliver of sunshine here and showers are quickly clearing the bay area. i'll let you know how much rain we picked up and when our next round comes today at 11:00. today's highs, 67 in livermore. 65 in fremont. and 61 in san francisco. it's been a rough commute with all that rain out there. let's check on that with anthony slaughter. >> that's the understatement of the day. talking about that slow going continuing even right now at the bay bridge approach. past the toll plaza, there is a car that has smoke coming from it in lane two, adding to the
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already slow process there. 9 880 in oakland is moving better. san mateo bridge, flowing right along. into palo alto, traffic moving smoothly. in the south bay, two areas seeing slowing, 880 and 101 approaching palo alto. >> it's finally official, facebook announcing plans to enhance your zone. mark zuckerberg says it's about turning your facebook phone into an android device. scott mcgrew is going to join us live at 11:00 for the latest on that. we're back on this thirst-day thursday, with more of "today" an our plaza ambush makeover, when two lucky ladies get plucked off the plaza and are surprised with hot new looks. >> and as always our crack
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beauty makeover team -- >> what does that mean, crack? >> "today" contributor and stylist to the stars -- ♪ lewieewis liccari ♪ ♪ la la la la la >> today we found two ladies who had never been in new york before. >> they're going to get a trip to remember. >> you shouldn't count on too many freebies when you come to new york. >> first up is pat deerman, 57 years old from virginia. she just lost 40 pounds, she was thrilled to have a chance to get a brand new look to go on with that brand new body. let's take a listen. >> well we are in the state of shock here, this morning, and i can't believe first of all you're a grandma, you don't look like a grandma. but i know you want this for your grandmother, tell me why?
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>> because i think she's awesome and i think she deserves it. >> she tells me she hasn't work a dress in a decade? >> that's correct. >> what do you think of all this? >> i'm scared. >> well you're in good hands and you're going to have an even sexier new wife in about three hours. >> yes, i am, i'm excited about that. >> you can tell she's going to be drop-dead gorgeous. with that face. >> let's look at her people, danny is holding the blindfold because it snapped and the granddaughter, jordan has hers on. >> here is pat deerman before. pat, let's see the new you. ♪ ♪ >> wow! >> oh, my gosh. >> are you ready? take off your blindfolds, guys. >> that is not my grandma. >> that's not anybody's grandma! >> turn right around.
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>> oh my lord. >> wow, wow. that is sexy. >> wow. i love that hair. >> oh my goodness. >> look at camera 12. >> louis, louis, la, la, la! >> she looked young before, i had no idea that was your granddaughter, i thought that was your daughter. but right now you look -- beyond. what i did is i lightened her hair and gave her this glamorous blonde, like a believable blonde. and she had layers before, but he relayered it. it's layered correctly and look at the lipstick, it's sexy, fun, it's young. >> danny, danny. >> you looked beautiful before and she's even more beautiful now. >> jordan -- >> wait a minute! >> tell us about this hot dress.
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>> we had an interesting time together. because it's difficult to shop after you've lost so much weight. she's like, are you sure i look good? are you sure? and now you agree, right, how beautiful your body looks. >> i don't believe it. >> this is from maggie london, color blocking for spring is so big. >> you look gorgeous. >> join your groom over there. >> a round of applause for pat. >> i have beverly jones, 75, from knoxville, iowa. she's never colored her hair before and wears zero makeup. she was very excited to glam it up for the day. let's hear her story. >> so nice, three generations here today. and what do you think of all this for your mom? >> i think it's awesome. she's the best mom in the world. she brought us here for the trip to new york and she deserves it. >> are you crying already or are you just freezing. >> i am. >> tell me why you're crying? >> well i don't know, for her to say such a nice thing. >> we're going to pamper you for
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three hours and make you look even more beautiful. what do you think? >> that will be great. >> same thing, she's going to be a wow. absolutely. >> she's here with her daughters lisa and carol and her granddaughter, hannah, let's take a last look at bevelly before and bring out the beautiful beverly jones. >> wow! >> oh yeah. >> all right. ladies. >> take off your blindfolds. >> oh my gosh! >> it's this one over here. >> wow! >> are you ready to see? >> turn around, please, beverly. >> wow. >> it is different. >> you look sassy and beautiful. >> you can look right there at camera 12. >> you look beautiful. >> ha a difference. >> the interesting thing here, a big, big difference.
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the hair color is is a drautic change. can you wipe away ten years, we did more with the little bit of hair color. >> he gave her the most minimal changes in the haircut. it went from, it gave it a sense of style. that plus the makeup, you look like a new woman and you look very new york, by the way. >> what do you guys think? >> she looks awesome. >> she never pampers herself. it's fun to see. >> when people really deserve it. they don't expect it, it's a lovely thing. >> we wanted to go for it. this is ellen tracy, available at macies and a great pair of black pumps, nine west. available at macy's. >> beautiful, beautiful, everybody, nice job. if you're going through a divorce, we've got the help for you. you can do this, right after
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we're back with our special three-part series called love marriage and everything after. >> and unfortunately for too many people, what comes after is often divorce. >> we walk down the aisle with the best of intentions. but it doesn't always work out. about 20% of first marriages end in separation or divorce, within the first five years. 33% of first marriages don't make it to ten years together. and at the 15-year mark, a full 43% of those couples are no longer married. >> monique wrote about her own divorce in "the high road has less traffic." >> and rachel susman is is a marriage and family therapist author of "the break-up bible" a
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smart woman's guide to break-up and divorce. >> welcome. >> monique, you've been through this, so you're speaking from experience. what are some of the lessons you learned that you wished you had known beforehand. >> not to get stuck in that negativity. i know that there is hope for the future and there is a high road and to take the high road and to make the decisions for your kids, yourself, your family, your friends going through it. >> so many people get stuck, it was the lesson of moving forward. >> it was a 17-year marriage. tell us what happened after 16 years. >> i got that rhetorical question, how do you think we're doing? and i said, what do you mean how do you think we're doing? and a couple of months later i was the cliche, the 40-year-old divorced woman with two kids trying to figure out what in the hell just happened with my life. >> he found somebody else? >> he reconnected with someone else. >> and they later married. >> i think a lot of people do get stuck in the bitterness, that can take you down. >> absolutely. break-ups and divorces are very hard to go through, you have to
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have hope and if you take the high road it can such a life lesson for you, for your family, for your children. >> there's nothing to be gained from not. you're just going 0 to compound all the problems, especially for your children, if you don't. >> absolutely. >> i remember looking through boxes of pictures when i was married. you look at that box and you think, i thought that was my life. you look back at all of your history and sometimes you can again play that movie over and over in your head. >> and that's a mistake for people to get stuck with that movie reel. and all of a sudden, happily ever after and all the hopes and plans are gone and you're sort of left thinking, what now. >> and you have to take time to mourn that. it's sad, and it's difficult, but life does get better. >> you look at the things the pictures and stuff and you go, was it all a lie? is there some healing to say no, those years were good years. and remember that? or is that, is that going to help you? >> i think everyone has their own truth.
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if you've had a long marriage of course it wasn't a lie. you can't live through 20 years and say, was it all false. i think there were probably being great years, but people change and life is complicated. >> and there is no happily ever after. we have to stop teaching that to our daughters for one thing. >> thank you so much. >> hopefully we'll have a little more time next month. you won't be ruining your diet with these next entrees. >> low-calorie recipes that are delicious. right after this. rahhhhhh! when i'm hungry, my tummy growls. rrrrrrrrrrrr! when i'm hungry, i feel like i want to faint. this is my hungry monster. one in six americans struggle with hunger every single day. if i could stop hunger, i would definitely do it. [ male announcer ] let's growl back at hunger. during april, walmart and kraft are coming together to fight hunger by donating to feeding america. which contributes to food banks in your own community. support us in creating the biggest growl ever.
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time to head into today's kitchen to find out what's cooking. we've got dinner planned, your favorite comfort foods get a low-calorie makeover. >> and we have "prevention" magazine's contributing chef. >> i love being here. >> this is a low-cal version.
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>> yes, a lemon turkey cutlet. a little piccata style, if you will. we pounded out some turkey breasts, can you even buy them like this. we do a lot dredge on a seasoned flour, a little salt, a little pepper. it goes into our egg. >> any cut in calories except the type of meat we're using. >> lean turkey, lean, delicious. less on the fat. >> and put it in a little bit of oil in the pan. >> what kind of oil are you using, hon? >> a little blended canola oil. >> this will stay in the pan about three minutes on each side. the egg batter i feel i always keeps it so tender. you know sometimes you think it can get a little dry, you're guaranteed this is going to be delicious. >> i have some lemon sliced which we're going to put that write in here and these are going to brown up beautifully. >> soften, too. >> soften, brown. >> you actually end up eating
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the lemons? >> you can definitely eat them, it's your preference, i love them. >> you want me to pour some stuff in? >> yes. we're going to brown it a little bit and add some white wine and chicken stock. >> white wine. throw that baby in there. >> it's going to reduce, so it will tenderize the lemons. >> for about 20 minutes? >> not even. maybe about five to eight minutes. >> it goes pretty quick. >> look at that. >> this is under 30 minutes. you're using basically you're using one skillet. >> with the prevention we love easy, delicious. >> bring it over. >> we've got to taste it. >> put your cutlets back in here. >> thank you. >> let them get nice -- >> i want to have some lemon and capers on it. that's what makes it delicious. >> what we're going to do to the sauce is add butter. we add with a little butter. >> excuse me, are you talking? >> 310 calorie as serving, how
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you cannot love that. >> unbelievably delicious. >> eggplant lasagna in the slow cooker. this is beautiful, we have sliced -- eggplant slices, we like to salt it a little, it brings out the bitter flavor that we kind of don't like. whole wheat, no boil lasagna noodles. layer a little marinara, you put your noodles in here. this is you can break them up and kind of fill in the crevices, we add our egg plant. >> this is genius. >> do you have to do this in this kind of pot? >> it's a slow cooker. it's going to cook for about -- four to five hours. >> look at it. >> it looks delicious. >> this is something, when i love the slow cooker. you set it, forget it. this is 394 calories a serving.
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all of these recipes are on the website. >> on our website. >> oh, my gosh. look at this. >> this is great. >> it's getting hot in here and it's not the oven. >> it's 98 degrees! >> they'll be up right after this.
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♪ i'd tell you ♪ you're my sunshine after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪ ♪ i'm losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all, it's all because of you ♪ ♪ oh whoa ♪ honestly could it be like this ♪ ♪ like it was before ♪ neither less or more ♪ because when i close my eyes at night ♪ ♪ i realize that no one else ♪ could ever take your place ♪ i still can feel ♪ when you're touching me ♪ kisses endlessly
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♪ where i miss you ♪ i miss you ♪ you're my sunshine after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪ ♪ i'm losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all, it's all because of you ♪ ♪ if i knew how to tell you ♪ what's on my mind ♪ i'd make you understand ♪ then i'd always be there ♪ my sunshine ♪ you're my sunshine after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪ ♪ if i've losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all ♪ it's all ♪ it's all because of you
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♪ you're like sunshine after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪ ♪ if i'm losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all ♪ it's all because of you [ cheers and applause ]
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good morning. i'm bob redell. we'll take you live to the peninsula where president obama is attending another fund-raiser to help democrats take back control of the house of representatives. that story coming up. plus, the man accused of
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kidnapping and murdering sierra lamar schedule to be in court. why didn't he show up? the details in a live report. and missiles on the move. the new threats from north korea leading to some new action from right here in the united states. and we're getting a bit of a dry break for now. we've got more rain headed our way this afternoon. i'll let you know who picked up almost an inch and what's to come for the all-important weekend just around the corner now. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. good morning, everybody. happening right now, president obama on the peninsula raking in some cold, hard cash for his democratic party. after his quick one-day trip to the bay area, less than 24 hours, he's heading right back out of town. nbc bay area's bob redell joins us live from atherton with more on the president's world t whirlwind tour. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jon.
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whirlwind is right, as you mentioned, president barack obama won't even be here in the bay area for a full 24 hours. this is a quick trip to the atm machine. right now, he's attending his third of four fund-raisers at a private home up the street from where we're standing right now. this is to raise money to help democrats secure their senate majority and in their opinion and hopes, take back the house during the 2014 midterms. this morning, president obama left the intercontinental hotel in san francisco where he had been staying overnight and headed over to christie field for a hop on marine one for the helicopter right over here to atherton. about an hour ago, his motorcade pulled up to the driveway of the home of liz simons and mark hising. that couple is hosting this morning's brunch. cost, $32,000 a head to attend. then the president will be off for lunch, heading


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