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>> the lady's not returning. >> reporter: to this day, people in britain argue over her policies and union busting. whether what she did was for the better or not. during her 11 years as prime minister britain went to war, maintain ruled over northern island while bombing after bombing filled the news. thatcher transformed brint, prooitizing state industries, lowering taxes which influenced world politics. she had been in declining health the last few years. she suffered from dementia. it has been announced there will be a ceremonial funeral with military honors at saint paul's cathedral. >> she had a chance to interview margaret thatcher on several occasions, andrea, good morning to you. let me take you to the year she became prime minister of great britain. later that year the soviets
would invade afghanistan. the situation in iran was troubling, following the revolution there. the economy around the world was in difficult shape. how did the time shape the leader she became. >> also the economic climate in great britain as michelle pointed out, she was known as a union buster and that wasn't popular among many people but she transformed the u.k. in to the world global economic center it has become. she was toughened by the times and the fact she broke class rank. she was the grocer's daughter. the first prime minister in anyone's memory who had not gone to eaton and not only the first woman but the first to be from the middle class, the working class. >> let me ask about her relationship with ronald reagar. how did they compliment each other in the terms of their
leadership. >> this was personal. he was elected as the cowboy, movie actor, not adept at foreign policy. went to the first summit and she guide him and steered him and they became close partners on partners, reagan nomices omics was a staunch defender. i remember in my interview, she was the biggest defender of what was star wars which was this strategic defense system. and most importantly now we see with north korea. >> michelle having interviewed her on several occasions. interesting to get your perspective. thank you very much. now here's hoda. this morning, tens of
thousands of north korean workers are being pulled from the industrial park shared with south korea. nbc cheese chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in seoul with details. >> reporter: good morning. north korea said it will pull 50,000 workers from the joint economic zone as pyongyang continues to beat the war drum. even the dogs in north korea are trained to defend the father land. state propaganda showed them set loose on effigies of south korea's defense minister. as the leader kim jong-un reviewed his troops marksmanship and showed them how it is done. pinging targets cowboy style. the propaganda may seem ridiculous but north korea is a nuclear state with a leader under 30 playing chicken with the world. >> i think we're in the most dangerous situation in decades. >> reporter: south korea is calm
but those who live near the han river separating the two koreas are starting to contemplate what if. this city of 1 million is a few miles from the north korean border and local officials here are telling residents to prepare for the worse, a possible, nuclear, biological or chemical attack and if one comes to find shelter, preferably under ground as quickly as possible. workers at city hall have prepared tens of thousands of pamphlets. it's ominous stuff. how to react if you see a mushroom cloud or if all of the bird and fish suddenly die. a public official said they are going up in every apartment building here. >> this is a map of the shelters. >> yeah. >> it shows people where they can go and hide. >> yeah. >> reporter: north korea may not want a war but may not know when to stop bluffing either. >> over the weekend we heard a lot from south korean officials.
they seem to feel the north is on the verge of another nuclear test or the test firing of another missile. what information, specifically, are they basing that on? what's their degree of certainty? >> south korean officials earlier felt fairly certain that the north would carry out another nuclear test. now they are saying they have only noticed increased activity at a site that north korea has used an underground facility of tunnels to carry out nuclear tests. so they are less confident than they were there will be a fourth nuclear test. they are fairly certain the north will go ahead on the threats to carry out a missile test but not anything armed, perhaps a medium-range missile pointing toward japan japan, perhaps toward guam but most likely landing in the water. if it is in the water, the united states forces are not expected to shoot it down.
only u.s. forces are likely to fire at this missile if it is launched. if it seems like it is going to land in allied territory or hit an american interest. >> richard engel in seoul, south korea. thank you very much. more news coming up including the family of the murdered d.a. d.a. speaking out for e first time and questions about beyonce's and jay-z's trip to cuba. natalie has the top stories of the morning including the president stomping for tighter gun control. good morning. president obama travels to connecticut to rally support support for gun control measures. he plans to meet with families at sandy hook elementary school. the senate could take up gun control this week. defendly violence is breaking out in syria this morning where a car bombing in central damascus has killed at least 15 people. the plast sent a massive smoke cloud rising up through the city.
with the emergence of a new, deadly strain of the bird flu in chinese, the world health organization is looking to investigate the illness. six people in china have died. 21 others have been sickened in the outbreak of the virus. the father of a 25-year-old diplomate killed this weekend in afghanistan says she died doing what she loved. anne smedinghoff was one of five americans killed on saturday when their military convoy was hit by a suicide bombing. she had been on her way to deliver books to schools in southern afghanistan. anne smedinghoff is the first american diplomate to die in action since last year's assault on the u.s. compound in benghazi, libya. secretary of state john kerry called her a brave american who was compelled to help. police are investigating a fire that broke out on sunday evening and witness reports there was an explosion are being checked out. no one was injured and the fire
is now extinguished. officials in new hampshire have found and arrested leeland eisenberg who escaped from prison on sunday afternoon. he had been behind bars for carrying out a siege at hillary clinton's rochester campaign office when she was running for president. he claimed to have a bomb and took hostages. he turned out to be armed only with road flares. now head to wall street. kayla is at the stock exchange. >> friday's disappointing jobs report is sparking fears about weakness in the economy. u.s. retailers are expected to say that consumers spent less in march and budget cuts are expected to hit the profits of american companies from banks to manufacturers. good news for drivers. a spring break of sorts. gas prices are down 12 cents in the last month. 33 cents from a year ago. experts say as far as this year is concerned likely the worst is behind us. >> we can hope so.
thank you. and we are getting a tiny sneak peek this morning at carrie walsh jennings brand new baby girl. the three-time olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball gave birth on saturday to a little girl. she wrote on her facebook page that her daughter is already a beautiful rainbow and she's just amazingly gorgeous and casey, congratulations to him, as well sundance. >> congratulations to all. >> was she pregnant in the olympics. >> when she was playing, yeah. >> oh, my god. wow. >> giving us workout lessons. >> hello. retty amazing. >> bite the doctor. >> mr. roker, you are busy today. >> that's right. ahead of the storm system, the one that will bring a blizzard to denver we have an outbreak of possible severe weather. this is the hail. this is the severe part of the
system that will be pushing in to part of the front range later today. here's the risk area. it is a wide area that extends from parts of oklahoma in to omaha, nebraska, iowa, as well. we will be looking at the risk of strong storms. rainfall amounts one to two inches. the big problem, hafl and tornados possible through tomorrow. we will have the local forecast in a moment but first this message. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪
good monday morning. it is really windy out there. make sure you are ready for gusty winds and debris. make sure you are ready. 69 degrees in livermore. 65 in fremont. not a cloud in the sky with all that wind whipping around. i can tell you they will get stronger as we head throughout mid-morning. should start to taper off overnight tonight. hope you have a great day. and that's your latest weather. jay-z and beyonce's anniversary to cuba is back in the headlines this two lawmakers want to know if they had permission from the government to go there. nbc's kelly o'donnell is in washington. kelly, good morning to you. when your global mega stars and friend of the president you are going to get noticed. if you are in cuba red flags will go up. that's why bee beyonce and jay-z are facing pointed questions from members of congress.
♪ >> reporter: looks like celebrity obsession is not blocked by any cuban embargo. websites quickly picked up photos and videos taken on the of attention around the royal couple of american music beyonce and jay-z. but cuba is a no-travel zone for most americans. a long-standing ban on tourist trips to the communist run island, dominated for decades by fidel castro. seeing the famous married couple who appeared at the president's inauguration and raised money for the obama campaign. >> make some noise for your president barack obama! >> reporter: now looking like tourists in cuba. that outraged cuban americans, including two florida republican house makers who fired off a letter to the obama administration. despite the clear prohibition
against tourism in cuba, numerous press reports describe the couple's trip as tourism. adding the restrictions are meant to prevent u.s. dollars from supporting a murderous regime. the treasury department does grant some licenses for americans to visit if their purpose for going meets specific criteria. but as for beyonce and jay-z was no info was coming from the treasury and an official said it has a long-standing policy not licenses. representatives for beyonce and jay-z are not saying anything about the circumstances of their trip. the house members want to know if and how and by whom the trip was approved. they claim beyonce and jay-z were used as quote propaganda by the cuban government. >> thank you. this morning the family of the texas prosecutor and his wife who were murdered in their home is speaking out. natalie is back with the story.
his mother and son want people to know he was more than a dedicated lawman. he was a belove son and father. >> he was mike mclelland and you could him as he was. >> he can't hold back when it comes to his pride in his father and the devastation he feels over his loss. >> they were two people deeply in love all the time, every day. >> reporter: mike and cindy were found shot to death in their home outside of dallas on march 30th. the e-news shattered mclelland's mother. >> i was devastated. but why? who did it? >> reporter: the murders came district attorney mark hasse was shot and killed and they made a public vow to catch whoever did it. >> he meant it. because mark was one of his best friends. >> reporter: investigators haven't determined if the crimes are connected. j.r. says his father and step
mother's death should sound an alarm to others who protect and serve. >> need to put all public officials on their toes, not just texas. basically domestic terrorists. >> reporter: mclelland's mother is trying to understand how the killer or killers could do it. a funeral service was held on friday an urn containing sing cynthia's ashes was placed inside of his coffin. together forever. >> we take a small bit that they have gone together. ooet neither would have wanted to live without the other. >> he is confident the killer or killers will be caught. a reward stands at $200,000 this morning. thank you very much. the results of a new survey on the nation's airlines this morning. you want to hear about this, especially if you are about to
book your summer vacation. tom costello is at reagan international airport. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this report says the airlines are getting better, they are not losing as many bags and getting better at arriving on time. if you want a sample of public opinion about the state of airfare these days you head to the biggest international airport the nation, atlanta. >> when i asked if i could change my flight. they said it would be $1,000 because i booked ahead of time. >> b minus. a little above average. >> reporter: it turns out in today's annual ranking of the airlines the little guys come out ahead. >> the low-cost carriers as a whole tend to outperform the more established, long-term main line carriers. >> reporter: analysts say low-cost carrier s are more nimble and quicker to recover from a stumble. it is all in the numbers. overall airlines improve their on-time performance.
in 2012, 82% of flights were on time, compared with 80% in 2011. one reason, carriers are padding their schedules to give themselves more time in case of bad weather or delays. hawaii air, alaska, airtran, delta and u.s. airways had the best on-time numbers jetblue, frontier, united, express jet and american were at the bottom of the list. there were fewer lost bags while slightly more travelers were bumped from flights in 2012. so are we all getting used to packed planes, paying for bags, leg room, meals and carry ones? >> unfortunately, the estate of air travel today is the new normal. i don't think we are going to see the golden age of air travel come back again. that's just the sad fak of it. >> reporter: one airline getting big kudos, virgin american is an airline that may be turning heads for its customer service. >> good to know. thank you very much.
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home at 3:30 this morning. no one was hurt. police are on the hunt for a gunman that shot someone at a doughnut shop. it happened at the happy doughnuts on bayshore boulevard around 3:00 this morning. the gunman himself was stabbed before running away. the big story today, the whipping winds across the bay area. here is video from early this morning on the great highway in san francisco. to see the winds blowing the sand across the roadway and all the downed cones there. meteorologist, christina loren, tracking the high winds out there. >> they are really strong this morning, marla. they are going to continue to pump really, really high as we head throughout the day today. we have a sustained wind speed in san francisco, 30, 40 miles her hour with gusts up to 75 miles per hour. we are talking about 55 miles per hour gusts. right here in san jose, up to 44 miles per hour. now that the sun is up, you can see all the debris out there on the highway.
travel cautiously and be ready to navigate around downed branches and the like. we're going to check the drive with mike. 66, santa teresa. 66, gilmore. temperatures will be comfortable. those winds will pump all day long finally getting a break as we head into the overnight hours. tomorrow, a jump. here is mike with your drive. it is windy. look at this shot. you are going to tell me it is windy from this look at the camera, very, very windy. as far as the traffic flow, it is not so bad. smooth drive. good spacing between the cars, westbound. speeds only coming down to the mid-40s here out of richmond and in through berkeley and emeryville. the earlier issue. it looks like there is still an issue in lane. not like a car crash. a door that opens one of the service areas across the bay bridge. redwood approaching 580. back to you. we'll be back at 7:56 with
the catch and nobody got hurt. >> uh-huh. >> not bad, congratulations, dad. i'm not sure mom is happy about that. >> 7:30 on a monday morning, the 8th of april 2013 alongside hoda kotb who apparently is filling in with me for the first time. >> people seem shocked i'm sitting here with you. >> i'm happy. ryan seacrest has a new on the verge piece, he gave you a clue last week and some of you guessed right on twitter. mike trout, the american league's reigning rookie of the year. >> he is the real deal and a little later this morning the gang from "america's got talent" are going to be here. they're going to give us a sneak peek at auditions for the upcoming season, heidi klum and mel b. ready to mix it up. nick cannon as well, we have the whole group. chelsea clinton after years of avoiding the spotlight she is
raising her profile. she sat down with nbc's john yang, talk about her mom's political future and her own aspirations. >> reporter: chelsea clinton is stepping out. >> i'm chelsea. >> reporter: for the first time taking a leading role with her father at cgiu, and appearaningn the cover of "parade" magazine. clinton gives unique perspective on the clamor for her mother to get into the 2016 white house race. >> i deeply respect and appreciate all of the admiration and respect and gratitude for my mother's service. as a daughter, i very much want her to make the right choice for herself. i know that will be the right choice for our country, and i'll support her in whatever she chooses to do. >> reporter: she's leaving the door open to a candidacy of her own. >> and right now i'm grateful to live in a city and state in a
country where i strongly support my mayor, my governor, president and senators and my representatives. if at some point that weren't true and i thought i could make a meaningful and measurably greater impact i'd have to ask and answer that question. >> reporter: this weekend she hosted sessions to moderated panels as she pushes issues with human trafficking to childhood mortality, something her grandmother who died in 2011 pressed her to do. >> she probably didn't think of it as urging. she definitely thought of it as grandmotherly nagging, and she exercised that prerogative often. >> reporter: clinton says that whatever she does in life it will involve service for others. >> good luck next year. >> reporter: for "today," john yang, nbc news, st. louis. >> to learn more about the clinton global initiative check out our website at today.com.
let's check out the weather with mr. roker. >> cowboys and cowgirls, the big pendleton roundup. full cowboy. >> yes. >> i like that, all right. let's check it out from cowboy jimmy our camera guy, he's a big cowboy. let's show what you we've got as we look to the week ahead, heavy snow the early part of the week through the rockies, below normal temperatures. above normal temperatures in the east and gulf coast. the risk of storm storms stretching from the great lakes to the gulf, below normal temper >> along the west coast warmer and that warmer weather spreads further east from the west coast, eastern half of the country becomes a little cooler and wetter. that's what's going on in the country. 7:34 on a monday morning. we have some really windy conditions to get through this morning. the bay tells that story, look at how choppy it is out on the
water. winds will continue. let's talk about what we are expecting out of the west/northwest. 10-15 miles per hour. they are going to strengthen as we head through the mid-morning. gusts, 50 miles per hour plus. if you leave any loose items outside, they will be damaged. downed trees all over the place. the winds will subside as we head throughout tonight. tomorrow the warmup is on. teenager today. where are you guys from? >> wilmington, massachusetts. >> there you go, happy birthday, patrick. now back to, get to weather.com and weather channel when you need it. now a dramatic rescue at sea for four men trying to row thousands of miles across the atlantic ocean. we'll talk to them in a moment but first their journey. the four rowers were weeks away from completing a record-setting expedition across the atlantic ocean. two americans and two canadians left senegal january 23rd, their mission to row unassisted across
the atlantic ocean a daring 4,000 mile journey to miami. the team was gathering data for studies ranging from marine life to their own sleep deprivation. >> two-hour nap looking ahead to a four-hour row. >> conditions were challenging along the way. >> the waves are far too big and we're just bobbing up and down. >> 2008 olympic gold medalist adam kreck was part of the crew. >> we were seasick and very tired, now we seem to be sliding into a little bit more of a gruelling slog. >> reporter: on saturday their 73rd day at sea and 850 miles from the finish line a giant wave caught them by surprise instantly flipping the boat over. >> we had a plan in place for what to do if this happened and it was successful in that we're getting the guys home safe but it's too bad we have to end now.
>> those rowers are with us this morning from puerto rico, adam kreck, jordan hanssen, patrick fleming and marcus pukonen, good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> there is not enough dramamie in the world to get me to do this. how are you feeling? >> we're feeling great. we had a good night's sleep last night and good night's sleep on the vessel that rescued us along with the united states coast guard, first off huge thanks to them for a flawless rescue, both organizations. sector san juan, puerto rico and the c-130 out of clearwater florida. >> the seas are rough, here comes this wave. did you have any warning at all? >> well, yeah, it wasn't one wave. what happened is it was rough that morning. we were rowing into a counter current, we had 18 to 20 knots of wind behind us and rode in seas about twice the size before
when the waves were two meters and we were in the middle of a shift change and we were rowing along two sets of waves came up behind us and i turned the stern of the boat towards the waves the safest position for the boat when we're rowing along like that and that first wave hit and overwhelmed the bow, overwhelmed the stern and drove the bow down into the water a little bit and to the side and immediately -- >> did everybody just go flying out of the boat at that point? >> no, not yet. there was a wave right behind that so the stern dipped down again and because we were a little bit on the side, the stern lifted up on the second wave, drove it into that wave that was so close that just hit us and we rolled over and got inverted. >> you had a life raft, excuse me, and also an emergency beacon you activated. how long were you guys in the water or in that raft? >> well, the first thing that happened is adam and pat had to get out of the aft cabin.
we were in the middle of the shift change. when that wave went through that's what compromised the boat. once we were in the water it was five minutes we had all four beacons activated and ten minutes the life raft. >> you were lucky the coast guard got hold of that beacon or realized what was happening, there was a cargo vessel in the area and you guys were plucked out of the water. are you going to try this again? >> absolutely. yes. >> i'm not trying this again any time soon. i've got a wife who is 7 months pregnant at home and a 2 1/2-year-old son. the next adventure will be for me driving around in an rv visiting parks. >> you're grounded, no question about it. >> i'm really excited for that. >> we're happy you're safe. be careful and good to have you back on dry land. thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you, matt. >> thank you very much. >> all right. coming up, exaggeration nation. why is everything now the best
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back now, 7:43. remember the good old days when a pork chop was just a pork chop? the meat industry is changing the way it labels meats to make things more consumer friendly. nbc's kerry sanders is in sunrise, florida, to explain. >> reporter: i'm in dorst's italian market in the meat locker. you can get your rump boast and pork butt, you can kiss it good-bye, all of the names of the cuts of meat are changed, which may leave customers wondering where's the beef and where's the pork? it all started when the beef and pork producers looked at the names for their products and
decided they're too confuse so long a group with its own confusing name, urmis, the uniform retail meat identification standards is now implementing an industry plan to rename the cuts of the meats you grew up with. >> consume he weres were confused and the confusion was stopping them from buying more meat. >> reporter: after extensive research the industry is putting more than 350 names for common cuts of meat on the chopping block. pork chops have become porterhouse chop, ribeye chops and new york chops. >> consumers think a chop is a chop and for us there's a different eating experience from one loin to the other. >> reporter: the pork butt confusingly referred to shoulder meat will be renamed a boston roast. beef chuck eye edge pot roast will become denver roast, and beef shoulder top blade steak will become flat iron steak. >> i honestly think it will make people more comfortable, the consumer more comfortable in what they're buying.
>> reporter: it worked for fish, the slimehead renamed orange ruffy and the patagonian toothfish renamed chilean seabass. the new labels industry officials believe it will be easier for shoppers to understand. >> i don't think a lot of people understand, they just look at the package and know that's a pork chop. >> reporter: for grocery stores and butchers the name changes will all be voluntary, as you noticed they're trying to use city names in there so if you're wondering about lamb and veal, those changes are coming, too, and since we're close to ft. lauderdale, what do you think about the lauderdale lamb chop. mind you i don't think i've ever seen a sheep grazing anywhere in the state. >> i'm more confused now than i was before your piece about what part of the pig we're supposed to have. hello? >> reporter: remember, came from a group called urmis. >> okay, all right, thank you, kerry. still ahead, a major upset at last night's academy of
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bay area. evidence in san mateo. this home trashed when a tree came crashing town on hillcrest road. meteorologist, christina loren, you have been busy. those trees are continuously getting battered. we are expecting more to go down as we head throughout the day today. travel cautiously. a lot of debris out on the rhodes. sustained at 21 miles per hour in san jose. what you can count on, sustained winds between 15-35 miles per hour gusting to 50 plus. we are expecting more downed trees like we said before. as we head throughout the day, we will continuously bring you those reports all morning long. as we head through tonight, that wind will subside. 69, livermore, 65, fremont. 68 in redwood city. we warm you up as we head through tomorrow and particularly wednesday, up to 85 degrees inland. just as you come back, so does the heat. >> i was hanging out until then.
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cast from "america's got talent." >> nice. >> yeah, not too bad. they get started with their eighth season this summer. we'll catch up with all of them. i'm matt lauer along with hoda kotb. savannah has the morning off. >> hello to you. the most important story in the history of mystery. jenna wolfe takes a look at why we are a nation of exaggerators, and you've never looked better, matt. >> oh, thank you. >> uh-huh. also a little later, we'll introduce you to one of the hottest authors of reads for teens now, and she signed a multibook deal. she is only 17. >> wow. first, we learned that former british prime minister margaret thatcher died of a stroke overnight. she was a forceful leader who helped reshape her country. nbc's martin fletcher has more on her life and her legacy. >> reporter: she was known as the "iron lady" both loved and loathed, but leaves a legacy beyond dispute. margaret thatcher was one of britain's most influential politicians of the 20th century. the daughter of a grocer and dressmaker, she was taught never
to follow the crowd, and she didn't. elected at 34, a no-nonsense style and fierce ambition quickly led her up the ladder of britain's conservative party. by age 50, she was leader. >> the iron lady of the western world. >> reporter: just four years later, she swept to victory of the country's first woman prime minister. her will power, like her ever-present handbag and upswept hair 'do, became legendary. >> the lady's not returning. >> reporter: consensus and compromise, they said, were not in her vocabulary. she'd won a bloody war with argentina over the falkland islands. took on britain's powerful labor unions. she ignored i.r.a. hunger strikes. in 1984, when i.r.a. bomb killed four people in the hotel where thatcher and her party were meeting, she was undaunted. >> all attempts to destroy democracy by killerism will
fail. >> reporter: thatcher transformed britain's economy. her policy of privatization went on to be imitated by governments around the world. among her admirers, ronald reagan, who shared her politics and valued her advice. they formed a potent partnership. pressuring mikhail gorbachev to dismantle the soviet system and pursue perestroika. by 1990, after three terms in office, it was her fellow conservative party members who forced her out of office. unhappy with a number of her policies. she lost power, but not influence. after a series of small strokes in 2004, she honored a promise to ronald reagan and delivered a eulogy on tape at his funeral. >> we have lost a great president, a great american, and a great man, and i have lost a dear friend. >> i ask the honorable gentleman -- >> reporter: the 2011 movie "the iron lady" showed thatcher's decline into dementia.
the highly respected grand damme of politics passing with time. thatcher leaves an undelible mark on the world's political landscape. martin fletcher, nbc news, london. >> you know, the whole generation of people right now who really aren't all that familiar with her and her leadership back in the late 1970s and up until 1990. i'm hoping those people now are taking this opportunity to go back and learn a little bit more about her. >> i bet they will. when you google her, one of the first quotes that comes out, one of her great quotes is, "being powerful is like being a lady. if you have to tell people you are, you aren't." she had a lot of really, really great quotes that i think stuck with a lot of people. >> she relished this role as the first female prime minister of great britain and often said if you want something said, you ask a man. if you want something done, you ask a woman. margaret thatcher, dead at the age of 87. and we're going to have a check of the headlines now. natalie's in with the stories making news.
natalie? >> good morning, hoda and matt. good morning, everyone. a new level of urgency this morning at north korea escalating its threatening words and actions. the north is now recalling tens of thousands of workers from an industrial park shared with south korea. that has increased speculation that it will carry out some sort of provocative action such as a missile test. president obama travels to connecticut this afternoon to rally support for national gun control measures. he plans to meet privately with families affected by the december massacre at sandy hook elementary school. last week, connecticut passed some of the toughest state restrictions in the nation. the senate could take up the gun control debate this week. the socialite and designer to helped design the preppy look for women died sunday at her home in florida. lilly pulitzer created the dress favored by likes of jacqueline
kennedy. lilly pulitzer was 81 years old. it was a green blazer that had former secretary of state condoleezza rice looking sharp sunday as she played around the augusta national golf club with phil mickelson. rice became one of the first female members of augusta last summer, and the word is she has a phenomenal touch on the putting greens. for a look at what is trending today. a quick roundup, what has you talking online. country star luke bryan was a top google search overnight after winning entertainer of the year honors at sunday's academy of country music awards in las vegas. miranda lambert was the night's biggest winning, taking female vocalist of the year and record and single of the year for "over you," a song co-written with blake shelton. taylor swift failed to win any trophies despite four nominations. surfing is not the first thing you would expect to see during a springtime trip to munich.
this video spiking online shows surfers who ride the standing wave created when the river squeezes under a bridge and then comes out with a temporarily stronger current on the other side. and a pet buyer in argentina thought he was getting a pair of pricey poodles. thought he was getting a bargain, what he actually got were ferrets pumped up on steroids and then groomed to look like pricey pooches. the surprise came when he took his dog -- so-called dogs to the vet for their shots. imagine the surprise. 8:06 right now. back over to matt and hoda. that is just cruelty right there. >> yes. >> very creepy. >> all right. nothing on blake, my dog. >> oh, right. going back to blake shelton there for a second. let's get a check on the record from mr. roker. >> what a dope. that is fantastic. a lot of friends here from iowa. >> iowa. >> you guys on spring break action? >> yes.
>> having a good time? >> yes. >> excited about all of the judges from -- >> for sure. >> they're all here. look at that, all getting ready. okay. let's show you what's going on. there they are. ooh. a good-looking group. here's what we have going on for you. our pollen forecast, it is high, as you can see, in the rockies today. but look where the snow is falling. it's only a .5. high also in the northeast and the southeast as well. gulf coast. so a lot of sniffling going on. here we go. big storm system coming out of the rockies, bringing some snow ahead of it. we'll have the risk of strong storms today and tomorrow. part of the rockies, anywhere from 12 to 18 inches of snow. a risk of strong storms in western oklahoma, on up into nebraska. wet weather moving into the upper great lakes. windy with high surf advisories for southern california. that's what's 8:08 on a monday morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. this, of course, the golden gate bridge. not a cloud in the sky but we
have strong winds and they continue to pump west northwest anywhere 10 to 25 miles per hour sustained gusting. closer to 50 miles per hour. take it easy out there. wind will be a factor all day long. temperatures are going to be comfortable, 69 in livermore, 63 not too bad today in san francisco. head there toernlgs winds will relax and we're going to climb by about 10 degrees. and that's your latest weather. hoda? >> all right. al, thanks so much. coming up next, matt has his hands full. hit show "america's got talent." and then, what could be the greatest story ever? why everyone seems to be exaggerating everything all the time. and eva longoria on her mission to get three eligible bachelors ready for love. but first, these messages. ies s, doctors recommend taking one non-drowsy claritin ies s, every day during your allergy season for continuous relief. 18 days! 17 days! 22 days of continuous relief. live claritin clear. every day.
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season this summer, with some new faces at the judges' table. deelectable howard stern and as much entertainment than ever. don't do that. >> i was a dance instructor. >> no, you weren't. >> yeah. yeah, out of college. >> no! >> i have to see this. what kind of dance? >> mostly waltz. >> are you lying? you're lying. >> sure, i'll do it. >> i put myself through college. ♪ this was not a waltz. >> and they're here with us. howard stern, heidi klum, mel b, howie mandel and nick canon. guys, ladies, good morning. nice to see you all. >> i'm getting along with all of them. >> it's amazing. not only are we getting along, heidi saved my life this
morning. >> did she really? >> the water was going crazy, she pulled me out of the bedet. >> can you believe, with all of his germs, he hated being in there. >> so clearly, this is clicking. this is working. you've been in new orleans. >> now we are here in beautiful new york where we are happy to be here. as a matter of fact, you know, we're doing a show from radio city music hall. >> right across the street. >> it's going to be legendary. fantastic. >> nick is the host of the show. how does the addition of mel and heidi change the dynamic out there? >> oh, i mean, come on now. like, they each have a woman to kind of go back and forth with. they don't have to, like, bicker and fight over one. >> the female energy is there. >> like "the bachelor." >> like "the bachelor" but different. you're the veteran. you've been doing this for five >> yes. >> are they giving you the respect you deserve in this position? >> i think nothing but respect.
i feel that's what i'm getting, yes. >> no. >> yes. >> no. >> yes. you don't respect me? >> no. >> will you respect me in the morning? >> always. >> okay. >> -- literally from the television show, i'm getting ten new wrinkles, because i'm laughing all day, because they're all so funny. >> now, take this the way it's intended, heidi, but you obviously have some judging credibility here. you've done "project runway," but how is your kind of sense of talent, not fashion talent, but we're talking about singers and jugglers and musicians -- >> i mean, i have travelled the world looking at so many different theaters, the opera, ballet, dance, music. i've been with a musician for a long time. even with my career, being in the entertainment industry for 20 years, struggling myself to get to the top. i've seen people come and go. i don't like to be bored either. what is so great about this show is that you see so much variety of different people. and i don't want to be bored. so if someone is out there, that does something fabulous, i want
them to go through. >> by the way, i've taken heidi under my wing, matt. and that's why she'll be excellent. i know all of america appreciates that. >> now, as one of the new kids wrong group, but what's -- >> that was good. that was a good one. >> what's it like for you to join this group? >> she's mean. she's mean. >> i'm not mean. i wind it up like howard all day long. yeah. >> a pleasure working with you. >> a pleasure to work with howie mandel. a pleasure. no, i'm having so much fun. >> now, i know just because talking to you that you really are enjoying this. this is something fun. and it's almost a natural fit, because if you were home doing the same then you're doing in that theater anyway. >> yeah, i used to lay in bed and watch the show. you know, i would judge. and my wife thought i was insane. she said, stop yelling at the television. this is exciting for me in that i'm on the show judging. and america has fallen in love with me.
>> a modest judge. >> yeah. you know, i have to say -- you know, judging is a funny thing. if you do something wrong, you go to court. and there's one judge. this idea we're all being the judges -- >> oh, here we go. here we go. >> is it important that you guys get along, or is it better if there's perhaps a little bit of tension between the group? >> we always have a difference of opinion. >> yes. it's a respectful tension. i don't -- it is, it is. i don't agree a lot with some of the other judges -- >> howard. >> -- howard. but we respect each other. right? >> we respect each other. howie respects me. >> nick, a group of dogs won last year. what are the chances a human being will win this summer? >> i think -- >> good. >> -- pretty good. pretty good. we have the fabulous judges. i believe we have the best judging panel on television. and then they put into america's hands, you know, when we get up there. >> america chose the dogs. you realize that. >> we didn't. >> you did.
you helped the dogs get to the point where america could choose them. >> -- i would have picked another act to win. >> are you satisfied with the winner last year? >> ooh. >> i don't think that was the best act, but america chose it. >> all right. >> was america wrong, howie? >> america is buying the tickets. i'm no judge. >> let me switch to another subject real quickly. you were in the headlines recently, heidi. you had a problem with a riptide. your 7-year-old and two nannies got caught in it. everybody okay? >> everyone is fine, yeah. thank you. it just shows you in life, you never know what's going to happen. in one second, everything is fine. and then all of a sudden, you know, the next second your son is, like, swooshed by a wave in the ocean. it's very good. my children learned how to swim at 2 years old, so they're very strong swimmers. and in a few seconds he came up. it's just the grownup had a hard -- >> your top fell off in the middle -- >> what i learned from this is make sure -- >> make sure you wear a tight
top. >> it doesn't matter. apparently, she has blurry nipples. >> that was meant to be sincere, it just went in the wrong direction. howard, heidi, mel, howie, nick -- >> we love you, howard! >> "america's got talent" this summer here on nbc. good to see you, man. hoda? >> matt, thank you so much. now, is it just me or is everything these days either the best or the worst or the most? why are we suddenly become a nation of exaggerators? jenna wolfe is here to telly undersell her story. >> undersell, uh-huh. totally. i have no idea what you're talking about. because this story about our need to constantly creatively embellish anything and everything is going to be the greatest story in the history of the entire universe, and also totally awesome. it's one of the worst allergy seasons in decades. the year. 2010. the worst allergy season in decades. >> the worst allergy season ever. >> reporter: 2011.
the worst allergy season in a century. >> could be one of the worst allergy seasons on the record. >> reporter: okay, fine. 2012. the worst allergy season in the history of the world. [ sneezes ] so were any of these seriously the worst? or have we just become a nation of exaggerators? >> it's the worst sneeze in the history of the world. >> this is the worst day ever. >> reporter: all right, hoda, that might not have been the worst day ever, but that was possibly the worst montage. so where did all of this exaggerating come from? >> i blame donald trump for this. >> reporter: why? >> because donald trump was the guy that's, like, "it's going to be the biggest, the best, the most fantastic show you've -- it's super, it's terrific, and you're great in it." i'm not even in the show. what are you talking about? >> reporter: maybe we should go to one of the foremost exaggeration experts. >> it's probably fast not to be bitten by a werewolf, and then turned into one, and then you'll have to stay in, and then get shaved, because you'll be too hot, and then you're, like --
[ growling ] -- which means, "i wish i was back to a human." >> mm -- what? >> reporter: that's right. i sat down to an exclusive world premier interview with diana zorik, the star of the at&t commercials. when did you first realize that you were an exaggerator? >> yesterday. >> reporter: okay. so this is all kind of just coming together? what we really needed to do was hone in on young diana's technique. you put -- >> that helps me super hear. >> reporter: okay. >> like, they are here so i have doubly -- quadruply ears, because my earrings are ears that actually work. >> reporter: okay, that's a lot of hearing. like, if you were going to give me some tips on how i can exaggerate a little bit like u you, what would you tell me? >> if someone asks you, how much
do you love someone, and you would say, if someone did ask you, this much, as big as the world, was like the empire state building, that's how big -- for the world. >> reporter: whoa! that's a lot of love. lesson learned. turns out there is one thing you can never exaggerate too much. love. >> high ten. >> reporter: high ten. let's just exaggerate and make it high one million. get it? yeah? wasn't that unbelievably good? >> that's the best one we ever -- >> in the history of the "today" show! >> ever! >> reporter: i'm telling you. >> yes, by the way, it shows you'll be a good mom. that's what i took away from that piece. >> you can talk in that language. >> my child will be the greatest child in the history -- all kicked off the playground on the upper west side. so perfect. this is no exaggeration. a 17-year-old high schooler is already shaping up to be the next big thing in literature. michelle kaczynski caught up
with her. >> reporter: beth is very much a teenager. which is working very well for her career. because when she grabs her lap to be, among her stuffed animals, that universe, the first kisses, crushes, and cliques, opens up across her screen. >> i really enjoy writing just for fun. i didn't have much confidence in my writing. >> reporter: call her the world's most unexpected bestseller, especially to herself. she says she didn't even try. >> just couldn't find anything that appealed to me. so i thought, you know what, i'm going to write my own book. >> reporter: and that's become one of random house's teen fiction authors ever, with a three-book deal. she started on the kissing booth, set in america, because there are no kissing booths in britain, when she was 15. started posting on an online site for authors where it exploded. >> people saying, oh, my god! that was kind of the point where i thought, oh, my god.
you guys like this. >> reporter: it ended up with 19 million reads, and soon a publisher e-mailed her. >> i kind of run into my parents and they just in -- i was so excited, i couldn't get it into words. >> reporter: her parents, who had no idea, were equally mystified. >> she'd just disappear up there. and after a while, as parents, you're concerned, you know, what's going on there. but eventually, she said i'm writing stories. oh, okay. well, can i read them? nope. >> reporter: they had nothing to worry about. it's hardly the high school version of "fifty shades." very real, honest. but in no way raunchy. "he was leaning ever closer. my first kiss, i chickened out." you know, the nervousness and self-consciousness, what do you think makes you so good at capturing that? >> i think part of it is because i'm a teenager, so i'm thinking if i had a first date with a
guy, i would be so nervous and a complete wreck. what am i going to wear? does this look okay? >> reporter: but beth, who has earned enough for her entire college tuition, will set off next year to study astrophysics. what's your favorite physics concept? >> cork. >> reporter: the girl who ended up pin lished still has homework to do and chores. is life hard as a teenager? is it excruciating and angst-ridden? >> i guess you can say that. >> reporter: so things haven't really changed, have they? >> not really. >> reporter: guess what? they never change. for "today," michelle kaczynski, newport, wales. >> i think both matt and al are lining up to get their copy. >> absolutely. >> the ebook, guys, is out tomorrow. the paper back goes on sale next week. coming up, are you ready for love? guess who's here? eva longoria will talk about her new dating show after your local news.
stopping at red lights and more tickets given for right turn violations. a local company says get out or get arrested. airport officials say cab companies have to pay for permits to operate at the airport. businesses such as lift and side car do not. the airport authority says that's unfair and it has issued a cease and desist order to six ride sharing companies. maybe you want to ride share with us co-workers. see how the morning commute is. >> anybody that wants to ride in with me, that's fine. before dawn is when i hit the road. we're looking at a shaky view of a steady flow across the bay bridge. the camera blown around wind advisory for bay area bridges. i'm extending that. it will be a concern for gusty conditions. typical flow down the east shore, at the toll plaza you do have a wait. that's pretty standard this time of day. 880 slow both directions, nothing unexpected. a little slowing through fremont, south 880 slow, 680 to
it is 8:30 now on a monday morning. it is also the 8th day of april, 2013. and you know what? it really feels like we're into the spring season here in new york city. >> yeah. >> it's already mild out. i think we're in the mid-50s. and, mr. roker, it's going up to -- >> 65 degrees. we're going to see maybe 70 tomorrow, could be flirting with 80. >> wow. i like it. >> we're loving it. very good. i'm matt lauer along with hoda kotb, who's in while savannah is taking time off today. al roker is here and natalie morales. savannah's stuff. >> savannah wouldn't mind she's good like that. how far would you go to find your soul mate? >> i'd go pretty far i think. >> eva longoria is in the
studio, got three hot guys, and each one of these guys is ready for love, they say, so we're going to talk about this brand new show that's coming out. >> she's the executive producer. >> and when we continue we'll help you take the hassle out of the work week as far as planning your meals. chef curtis stone will help us get ready for the entire week ahead and found some interesting reading material. >> his own book. that looks good. and also coming up, one of the hottest movies and apparently it wasn't even out yet, not out yet but the topic and talk of google hits "the great gatzby." >> mr. roker a check of the weather? >> we're looking for a blizzard to start shaping up later today, later tonight into the rockies, ahead of that system a risk of strong storms from oklahoma into
the midwest, windy and cooler in southern california, beautiful weather southeast, gulf coast, into the mid-atlantic states tomorrow, that risk expands out central texas into missouri and parts of iowa, look for showers in the pacific northwest, rain stretching into the northeast later tomorrow, rain also and thunderstorms up into the upper midwest, sunny and warm from the mid-atlantic states, mid 8:32 on a back to work monday. down right choppy out on the san francisco bay, courtesy of some strong winds that are going to continue to pump through the bay area just about all day long. i went ahead and updated your maximum wind speed so far. this is the strongest gust up to 75 miles per hour in san francisco, redwood city, upwards 50 miles an hour. that goes for cupertino. san jose and oakland registering close to 50 miles an hour when it comes to the gust. a warm day temperature wise but windy all throughout tonight. >> you went to school with million inle?
>> we did. graduated. >> graduated with matt lauer. >> which time? which time? >> matt graduated a little later in '97. look at that. >> whoa. >> all right, let's head to sanabel and say hello to uncle willie. >> ahh, the beautiful coast of florida, the sun is always shining, the orange juice tastes better and we love you. come see us. happy birthday from smucker's. take a look at alfred bohl from tilden, wisconsin, 100 years old. here is amelia hendricks, 100 years old today, add three years to that you got her birthday, 103, and she's from new orleans, louisiana, and everything in life is good. she likes life, she's happy, she's a good person, good attitude. henry carlton, henry is from
yakima in the great state of washington, he's 100 years old and we wish him a happy birthday. he's remodel his home, his own house at 100. can you believe that? god love him. how about that? mildred scholnick, she is 100 years old and she is from westbury, new york, that's pretty up there, and we love her very much. she loves to read. she reads all the time, just loves reading. and here's paul beck, paul is from findlay, ohio, that's where the buzzards return every spring, they do. 100 years old today. i didn't make it up, anyway, loves bingo. we have ruth large, she is from holland, michigan, i think that's the tulip capital of the world and she loves her chocolate. that's all, now back to new york where they love chocolates and
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back now at 8:37 with eva longoria, a golden globe nominated actress and activist and now adding executive producer to her resume with nbc's new dating show, it is called "ready for love." take a look. >> tim, a proposition i'd like to trade some of your sleep time and attention for a private piano serenade. >> well, well, well, eva longoria good morning. >> good morning. >> we've been waiting for this show. >> i know. >> you were talking about this a couple years ago. you brought the guys on. >> a year ago to the date we
announced the show here on the "today" show to announce who the guys were, we wanted america to know them. >> how excited are you? this is the big launch. >> i know, i'm busting at the seams. >> like a mother giving birth. >> yes, i really am excited. we've finished filming and so for me i'm just like hurry up, i want it to air. everybody's been waiting for it and seeing it everywhere. >> there are a lot of reality shows and sad news, the breakup, on the papers, in the cover of "us weekly" whatever. you think these guys are really ready. explain the concept. >> you've met them, they're amazing human beings. we were lucky to get three amazing guys but the format lends it more authentic like the modern dating show, professional matchmakers. the girls who come on the show already know who the guys are so there's no, you know, i want to be a reality star. i'm looking for love. what's his name?
and so the format uses all the modern technology that we use today, the internet. >> well the hosts of your show, juliana and bill ransick great choice, why those two? >> they're the epitome of a great couple, they're funny, they're great with the guys and girls. bill will say something and juliana goes no, that's not how you do it. >> very, very authentic. we should bring the boys out. come on out, guys. will you introduce them to me? >> this is ben. tim lopez. >> the singer. >> and this is ernesto. >> oh, i know for a fact this one finds love. okay, i thought the concept was interesting. first of all in the very beginning there are five girls you don't see, you just hear their voices. how difficult was that to eliminate somebody you're not even looking at? >> you know, it's difficult, but
the idea was you wanted to choose somebody you had compatibility not just attraction. >> you guys all had some fun things behind the screens. >> what happened? >> we had to ask the girls questions and sometimes some awkward questions, put them on the spot and got some random responses. >> are you really ernesto looking for love on a reality show, do you really think that's the place to find it? >> well i'm looking for love in my life so the way, shape and form that it shows up, it's irrelevant. so if it's on a tv show, fantastic. the opportunity to work with the matchmakers was what really drew me into the show. these guys are amazing. >> tell us the roles the matchmakers play. are they helping the girls? are they helping you? >> both. >> both. >> they also help, are going to help the public, like when they're watching, wouldn't you say? >> absolutely. >> there's so many takeaways, they'll tell the girls what they're doing wrong, you talk
way too much about your ex-boyfriend, and they'll come to these guys and say get out of your own way, think outside your box, look at this quality. they're amazing. >> when you're looking at someone you're obviously drawn to someone, there's chemistry but you want something that's going to last longer. are you able to find those important values and qualities? >> absolutely. it does take a little bit of time. you can't decide that first week or within the first three weeks who it is but you can as you guys experience yourself together and the match makers really do help and that's the best part, america will be able to apply what they learn to their own lives. >> looks are going to fade. you're really looking for someone like you said could you spend the rest of your life with. >> you're in a rock band a lot of people know you. are you able to weed through the girls looking for more of a fan person? >> yes, i think i did a good job. >> really, eva, are you proud of all of them?
>> i'm so proud of all of them. america is going to fall in love with them and just very entertaining show. i love relationship shows. >> i look forward to it. good luck. we can't wait to see how it works out. eva longoria is the executive producer. thanks to ben, tim and ernesto and in our fourth hour you're coming back to see me and kathie lee. >> we have a #readyforlove, we're going to tweet. >> we're back with what everybody is googling this weekend. first this is "today" on nbc.
that peaked over the weekend, one of them is natural, "madmen" season six. >> so season six started last night but even over the course of the last couple of days we've seen people searching for all kinds of things, not just when the season is about to start but the kind of culture and buzz around the show itself, the characters. last night's episode could be summed up in hawaii, heart attacks and hell. >> if you're a producer of this show you got to be happy about the fact after five seasons, entering the sixth people are still buzzing about it. >> it's been about a year since season five ended and people are interested. >> one of the other topics that got a lot of attention, lilly pulitzer, fashion designer, 81 years old. are you surprised people are googling her? >> people were curious to know a number of things, first of all, who is she, what was she known for, the bright floral dresses she created when she went to
florida in the 1950s and '60s and the dresses were meant to disguise the juice stains. it spanned generations. >> a lot of sports attention this weekend, the ncaa final four, now down to two, and they got a lot of attention on google as well. >> the finals tonight. over the weekend a search around the final four but in particular around the michigan wolverines we saw a search around tim hardaway jr. whose father played in the nba for many years so we saw not only interest around the game, the score, but the personalities, and even kevin ware, of course his injury from last week, people interested to see how he's recovering. >> so go out on a limb, who is going to win tonight, louisville or michigan? daniel, let's go. >> full disclosure i'm from canada originally. i'll go neutral. >> michigan, closer to the north? >> yes, fine. >> this got attention.
doesn't open for a month. >> "the great gatsby" the novel from f. scott fitzgerald, the movie staring leo dicaprio and toby maguire, the images are very rich and lots of interest around this. >> when you release a clip a month ahead of the movie it generates excitement, gets people going online, it's exactly what you want to do if you're trying to promote a movie. it's spring. this one brought a smile, one of the great rites of passage of spring is the high school prom and one aspect got a lot of attention. >> prom season well under way and prom hairstyles searched over the weekend. if you go online google images helps you with tutorials. the how-to videos on youtube are among the most popular, looking at prom hairstyles, everything from the polished pony,
waterfall braid. my daughter is 2 1/2, i don't put a comb through her hair at all. >> you have a while. not such a big deal and finally a story we've covered in the news here last week, the morning after pill after a federal judge took away some age restrictions on who could have access to the film, people online talking about that. >> wanting to know about the decisions and also how safe is it, when would it be available potentially and what does this mean for families and parents across the country. >> always interesting to get an idea of what's on people's minds. daniel thanks very much. up next chef curtis stone has four quick and easy recipes to get you through the busy work week but first this is "today" on nbc. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios
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last throughout the week. >> we have such busy lives these days. this book is designed for people that want to get a good nutritious healthy meal on the table for their families but don't have all the time in the world and i've categorized all the chapter business different days of the week. >> what are you putting in there? >> this is a beautiful, big ribeye. >> beautiful. >> this is four portions and we're doing peppered steaks with creamed spinach. >> this is our monday meal we're making. >> what we're doing is doubling up on the ingredients later in the week so you can sort of get the most out of your meal. so what i've done with this, and there's a whole chapter dedicated to five ingredient recipes. the ribeye, onion over here which i'll saute there and you get your spinach and this wilts down in just a second. you turn that up. so the idea here is that perfect steakhouse, you go and get that peppered steak with that creamy
spinach. so we're going to cook this down, takes just a minute, once that starts to wilt. >> what are you adding in? >> cream and bleu cheese. >> how long does that take? >> literally 30 seconds. little bit of the cream and a little bit of the bleu cheese. >> do it the way do you. >> come out looking just like this. >> that looks great. >> isn't it beautiful? you get dinner on the table and with five ingredients and super uncomplicated. >> may i taste a little bit of this steak, looks too delicious. my favorite thing about your books is the dedication to your wife. >> oh, my beautiful girl. >> and how is the baby? >> he's amazing. >> delicious. >> he's incredible. can't get enough of him. >> one meal, okay, two. another five ingredient dish, chorizo and we're going to make
case d ques quesadillas, you get it all together on here and build it up, get your cheese, once you've had that on for a second you get your cheese and chilies in. >> you do it on the heat right there? >> exactly. what happens is you get that beautiful flavor from the tortilla coming through and the cheese will start to melt. >> can i ask you how you cook this meat, what did you put in there other than the salt? >> the chorizo sausage, you remove the casing and cook it and don't need to use all of the fat and the quesadillas come out. it's simple. the motivating chapter which is all healthy to get you back in the mood, that's on monday, motivating monday, i've got one hot wednesday. >> of course you do. >> hardly any cleanup. >> have a taste. >> i will, looks delicious.
you use the ingredients to make a couple more dishes. >> we used the ribeye earlier on, you come back and do a stir-fry later in the week. >> tell me how did you that. >> this is simple, you sort of start off with the steak and a little bit of flank stank eak o ribeye and hot wok and green beans and red peppers. >> i'll turn that down. >> yeah we don't want to burn. later in the week we have the shell pasta with the spinach, doubles up with the spinach we used earl whier this the week. when do you your shopping you buy the ingredients but use them two or three times throughout the week so you end up with, you don't have to have too much stuff in the fridge. >> i love it, curtis i wish you good luck with this book. let's make it another best seller. we are going to see you again with us at 10:00 to sell your book one more time. all right, we'll be back right after this.
good monday morning to you. 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. if you're feeling lucky, you could become an instant millionaire. starting today you can buy powerball tickets where the jackpot now stands at $60 million. but your odds of winning are one in 23 million. it's your lucky day if you like wind. lets check in with meteorologist christina loren. >> if you're going to buy a ticket, hold onto it tightly. we're going to deal with winds all day long. 18 miles an hour in san jose, close to 10 miles an hour in san francisco. we have clocked wind gusts up to 75 miles per hour plus earlier today we're expecting more wind later on. we'll have your seven-day outlook coming up in a few minutes. enough about the book, i want to hear about your date.
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natalie morales, weekend today's dylan dreyer is in for al. breaking news we go to natalie. >> boron's margaret thatcher has died this morning after suffering a stroke, nbc's michelle kosinski is in london with more on the woman known as the iron lady. >> hi, baroness margaret thatcher's family said she peacefully passed away following a stroke. it's just been announced there will be a ceremonial funeral with military honors for her at st. paul's cathedral here. as britain's only female prime minister, its longest serving during the 20th century she earned that nickname "the iron lady" for our unwavering conservative politics, economic struggle, union protests, i.r.a. bombs. she was ronald reagan's
counterpart and considered his partner in orchestrating the end of the cold war. some of her policies thaies tha transformed modern britain, privatizing state industries, shrinking the government and lowering taxes influenced global politics as well. natalie? >> michelle kosinski in london thanks so much. a new level of urgency this morning as north korea escalates its threatening words and actions. the north is now recalling tens of thousands of workers from an industrial park shared with south korea that has increased speculation that it will carry out some provocative action such as a missile test. with the emergence of a new and deadly strain of the bird flu in china, the world health organization is looking to send in experts on the virus to investigate the illness. six people in china have died and some 21 others sickened in this outbreak of the virus known as the h7n9. the father of a 25-year-old
diplomat killed in afghanistan said she died doing what she loved. ann smedinghoff died saturday, she was delivering books to girls in southern of agab stand. smedinghoff is the first american diplomat to die in action since last year's assault on the u.s. compound in benghazi, libya. secretary of state john kerry called her a brave american who felt compelled to help. a remake of a 30-year-old horror film was topped at the box office "evil dead" $26 million in ticket seconds, second play a tie between "the croods" and "g.i. joe: retaliation" earning just over $21 million. sometimes you get hungry like the wolf. this dog gets hungry like a man apparently. the only thing that will satiate that dog is an entire jar of peanut butter.
it looks like he's earning his keep there. very cute. three minutes after the hour. you're up to date with news. >> i don't know what i'm looking at there, dylan. >> i liked it though. >> mr. roker had to step away early today so dylan stepped in on his behalf. >> i'm happy to step in when the weather is nice for some in the country, the northeast we have the warmup but we are talking about a massive storm in the rockies. look at all of the winter storm watches, blizzard watches and warnings, winter weather advisories. we have two parts to this storm, the cold weather with it and the severe weather on the eastern side. we could end up with large hail and possible tornadoes across parts of nebraska, kansas and into oklahoma. the radar is showing heavier snow falling across montana and we will see the heaviest snow work into areas like denver and look at those snowfall totals for this springtime snowstorm. we could end up with 12 to 18
inches in wyoming, western nebraska and into the denver area, we should end up with about nine inches of snow possible, 9:04, if you look out your window right now you'll probably see bending trees because of the heavy wind. some of the gusts so far have been rather impressive, up to 75 miles per hour plus in san francisco. that's rivalling hurricane-force wind gusts. as we head throughout the day, bring in loose objects from the outdoors that could get damaged in the wind because they will continue to whip all day long. 69 for livermore, 64 in fremont, 63 in san francisco. tomorrow we trade the wind for the warmth. >> and this is your latest forecast. willie? >> thanks a lot. time for today's "take three" our special guest abby huntsman of "the huffington post." i want to ask you about margaret thatcher your family got to know her pretty well, you had a
chance to meet her when you were a young girl. some impressions? >> a sad morning. i got a chance to meet her when i was a little girl and seeing her behind closed doors is what you expect. she was a woman with so much courage, someone that is not willing to sit in the back of the classroom. she can hang with the best of them and get things done. she really sticks to her convictions. she paved the way for women in politics and her legacy will be remembered forever. >> that's a perfect segue to our take one today. >> our take three, talking about the woman who could be the leader of this country, about 35 years or more than after the fact, chelsea clinton speaking out on speculation that her mother will once again run for president. here's chelsea talking to nbc's john yang on today. >> i deeply respect and appreciate all of the administratied admiration and respect and gratitude for my mother's service. as a daughter i very much want her to make the right choice for
herself. i know that will be the right choice for our country and i'll support her in whatever she chooses to do. >> a lot of talk about this over the weekend, arianna huffington was on tv saying hillary is obviously running and maureen dowd in "the times" said stop asking the question, hillary clinton is going to run for president. you talk about it at "the huffington post." does it feel inevitable to you as a lot of people? >> it's clear she's thinking about it. she's at the height of her career. what is unique about hillary she's an historic figure, the closest we've ever gotten to a woman president so this country has never been more ready for a woman to win the presidency, regardless of how you feel about her politics we love to shatter the glass ceiling, love to break records in this country. people are excited to see that. she's seasoned, she knows how to do it this time. i'd run a campaign with my family, sometimes you learn from your mistakes.
i'm not sure if we'll do it again but i think she's learned from the past and regardless of what she ends up doing it's fun to watch along the way. >> a lot of people are wondering when she would make that decision. there are political pressures, people inside the democratic party want to know whether or not she's running so they could step forward if she decides not to run. >> there's only like 33 months left to go. >> you look at donors and all kinds of things. >> you have to remember health, family. people think running for president sounds easy. there are a lot of things you have to factor into the decision. >> chelsea was asked about her own political aspirations and she certainly i think left the door perhaps open a little bit there and i think that sets up the conversation, i mean you obviously have been out there on the campaign trail for your dad. >> um-hum. >> is that something you have thought about as well in following -- >> public service i think chelsea has shown a great example of someone been in the public life, we followed her her entire life, someone regardless of what she does she wants to do good and make this country better and i think that's
engrained in children when they're part of political families. you watch what your parents do growing up and makes you appreciate it and maybe want to do that someday. i have two brothers that serve in the military so i think that public service is engrained in chelsea. she'd be phenomenal if she decided to run. >> what about you? >> stirring the pot over here. >> maybe chelsea and i will come together one day, you never know. let's move on to our take two, it was a busy weekend on television, you with the sixth season premiere of "madmen" went up against the american country music awards, always a big audience for that. on saturday the final four, two great games and melissa mccarthy hosting "snl." we want to show you one of the stechz th sketches, this is mccarthy playing a feisty women's college basketball coach. >> but mike rice's behavior while shocking seems gentle when
compared to the actions of this woman, sheila kelly, head coach of division three's middle delaware state, outside the lines of practice video showing exactly how far she has gone to motivate her players, throwing bricks at them. [ bleep ]. >> threatening them with a baseball bat. >> you take that ball and put it through that hole and i won't hit you with the bat. >> you want to play basketball? >> at the end of the sketch she was driving a golf cart. >> she did do that. >> when she hosts they say it's like having a cast member there. she walks right in, plugs in and takes over the show. >> she has that comedy down, she can basically write a sketch and she does, pretty much writes some of the material herself. >> she's incredible. only she could do that and not be criticized for it. >> that's right. >> dylan, what did you watch over the weekend? >> i'm excited because severing on my dvr, i plan on sitting in
front of the tv for six hours and catching up on everything. >> you told us it's 70 degrees outside you're going to be inside. >> in sweatpants watching tv. >> mine is like at 70%. you get nervous you have to delete things. >> you're the only one who has seen it. >> no spoiling. >> it's almost like we plan our schedules around the next tv show. >> i just finished "walking dead" so now "madmen" is taking over. >> swoef many optiowe have so m luckily we have dvr. >> you just defined first world problems, worried about your dvr getting too full. >> i was catching up on "hannibal" which is great. "bates motel." >> and netflix you don't have to wait for it. >> everything is getting so dark with "the walking dead" and "the
evil dead" this weekend at the box office. people seem to be really into the zombie thing. >> people get into the phases, vampires for a while and now we're into the -- >> zombie phase. >> maybe one day we'll get to the princess phase. >> a lot of dvr to catch up on. take three, coming out of women's college baseball, should a female be allowed not just to play in the nba but to try out for an nba team? dallas mavericks owner mark cuban is considering drafting baylor women's basketball center britney greiner, she is the best college women's player to ever play, named the player of the year just over the weekend for the second consecutive season. skeptics are saying women shouldn't have to validate themselves by playing against nba players. some say a woman playing in the nba would diminish the importance of the wnba. joanne macaulley said "let's be
who we are, be really good at who we are. i appreciate mark cuban watching the game but let's not forget who we are." others say this is ludicrous. >> the nba needs its own strong players. they need that breakout star. >> women have always wanted to prove they can play with the boys. >> the glass ceiling they want to break that. >> absolutely, but there are two separate leagues for a reason. can men then try out for the wnba? willie maybe you'd have a shot. >> i would have no shot. >> she's small, 6'8", 200 pounds and she's considered petite and small compared to the men's standards so they're saying she'd have to play point guard instead of center. >> the truth is she's not going to make one of the teams but what's the harm in giving the shot. >> mark cuban is doing, do you think it's a publicity stunt? >> he may have ulterior motives. >> the other thing is would he play her?
>> she said she's looking forward to the challenge. >> she should try for it. >> abby we'll let you leave and get back to your dvr. >> i will not be trying out for the nba any time soon. >> thanks so much. coming up next, surprising foods that help prevent osteoporosis, right after this. loaded with protein 0% fat , that thick creamy texture, i was in trouble. look i'm in a committed relationship with activia and i've been happy and so has my digestive system. now i'm even happier since activia greek showed up because now i get to have my first love and my greek passion together, what i call a healthy marriage. activia greek. the feel good greek. ♪ dannon
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>> we're going to show you the great foods you should be incorporating into your diet. you don't necessarily need the dairy, which a lot of people can't really tolerate the dairy as much, right? >> calcium and vitamin d are important but it's a complex thing. you break down bone and build bone back. it's not a static thing. it's dynamic. weigh want to be sure we're getting in enough of the nutrients to build the strong architecture of our bone and that goes beyond calcium and vitamin d. >> we look at some of the foods and citrus being first here, why is citrus so good for your bones? >> there seems to be a phytonutrient that is in citrus that can help in terms of a cascade of events that result in less bone broeakdown. they looked at grapefruit and found it in there. many people can't take especially over the age of 50 grapefruit juice because it interferes with medications.
orange juice is fantastic and you can get it with calcium so if you can't take in dairy there's that option, wonderful opportunity and it may also be that it's the vitamin c and may also be there's that anti-inflammatory effect as well that plays a role. >> here is a surprising food but prunes are good for you as well when it comes to helping increase bone density. >> right, sometimes it's a throwback. we have the citrus fruits and other fruits as well and there's a fair number of studies specifically on prunes that seem to again play a role in bone turnover, and in slowing down that bone turnover that results in positive bone mass or good healthy strong bones. >> plus it's good for other things as well as we know. >> exactly. >> okay, now certain oils as well as we hear about the monounsad rated fats, good for you and helping your bones. >> this goes along with the mediterranean style diet, we've heard so much about, helps heart
health and may also help with bone health and so one of the studies looked at specifically olive oil and again found that the circulating osteoclass, these are technical terms but it was a marker of bone health and a higher amount in the blood. more research needs to be done but it looks positive for including olive oil in your diet, along with the omega 3s or specific type of fatty acids and other nuts rich in mag me see y magnesium. >> add to that the fatty fishes. >> you are so on it. >> i eat like this, i try to anyway. >> sardines, one can of sardines has as much calcium as a glass of milk and double the amount of vitamin d, i don't think we think about that alternatives to dairy and additionally vitamin d and think of it in other cultures they eat small fish
with bones which gives us the calcium or leafy greens from the sea. >> are you saying alcohol helps increase our bone density, too? >> studies out of the uk no surprise, silicon which is a nutrient in beer, it's also in grains but since we eat so many processed grains, this is a good way to get it in. >> i'm working on my bone density right now. cheers. heidi skolnick thank you so much. first these messages. of "just another prescription" and "sweet, something just for me." because walgreens balance rewards is more than a savings card. it's a rewards card that gives you 500 rewards points every time you fill a prescription. points you can redeem in store or online for, well, almost anything. rack up points with each prescription you fill, right here. at the corner of happy and healthy. [ female announcer ] some prescriptions not eligible to earn points.
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avenue. firefighters say things quickly got out of control. luckily no one was hurt but the wind did make things difficult to knock down those flames. in san francisco police are on the hunt for a gunman who shot the owner of a doughnut shop. shooting happened at happy doughnuts around 3:00 this morning. the gunman himself was stabbed before running away. the owner of the store is expected to be okay. santa clara city leaders thinking about what to do with 230 acres of land right across from the new 49ers stadium. a commercial and residential developer is eyeing the property which is now home to the city's golf course and bmx track. tuesday the city council will consider entering an exclusive negotiating agreement with the developer to explore other options for the site. if the city gives the go ahead there's lots to be done with zoning and environmental work. the mayor says ground breaking could be a couple years away. we'll have a look at weather and traffic right after this break.
welcome back. the time 9:28. can you see cameras still shaking as we have pretty strong winds. that's what's causing all this water, ripples, choppy on the bay. bad day for the vote. bad day for the hair, ladies. as we head through tomorrow, on the calm side. winds will whip through the bay area. calming down finally overnight hours, 69 for livermore, 60 in fremont. temperature wise looking pretty good. 70s and 60s for today. the next couple days we'll ramp those numbers up to 85. we'll check that drive with mike. >> just like christina showed you on the san francisco side, the oakland camera shakeing a lot. a lot of gusty conditions around the east bay hills. keep that in mind. higher profile vehicles. downtown oakland, northbound commute, 580 clear and easy right now. no problems, nothing unusual. a couple of scattered incidents clearing from 580 to castro valley. hayward, may have one sticking
around a street. slow for 580 and 680. back to you. >> thank you so much. thank you for joining as well. another local update coming up in half an hour. have a great morning. is there anyone that does not get picked by you guys? >> i want to know do you have the confidence and competitiveness to win this competition? >> i don't know what you just said.
>> i am talking about taking you worldwide, okay, but i need you to be a competitor. listen to me carefully, okay. are you a -- >> more from melissa car thee, a spoof of "the voice" and shakira, they got adam and usher with one leg up and both legs up. >> he can't keep the legs down. >> but looks so cool, he does it well. >> he does, very flexible i've noticed. >> is, the "snl" says i like you so much i'm going to air it out with both legs. she was great. >> that's on my dvr, too. inside studio 1a i'm willie geist and natalie morales and dylan dreyer. could the flea market knickknack be worth a lot of money? natalie will get in on the act, how to find hidden money in your home. >> i brought a painting i bought
at a consignment shop in connecticut years ago. it's something i liked but who knows, we'll see what it's worth coming up in a little bit, like our version of "antiques road show." how to pull off spring fashion trends like cutouts and sheers, could be a little tricky, not for everyone perhaps. definitely the look. don't wear those cutouts, willie. and as you all know it hasn't been smooth sailing for the cruising industry but maybe that's a good time to book a cruise. we'll show you where the deals are. >> no better time. shout out to natalie the newest cover girl for -- >> siemre muier." >> hispanic woman's magazine. natalie you look great on the cover and inside. >> thank you. >> it's an interesting profile, a little history of your career in journalism and also a list history of your relationship with jo. >> definitely. i think what's amazing to me is being able to be in a magazine,
it's a spanish speaking magazine so just a great opportunity. i think it's the first time one of us from the "today" show has been in just a spanish speaking magazine so it's great. it's great opportunity and we had a lot of fun at the shoot and the photographer, the whole staff was amazing. >> looking at the pullout quote does snow know it wasn't love at first site? >> it's persist thaens paence t off. it wasn't like you two in kindergarten. >> exactly. 35 years later, here we are. congrats. it's really cool. dylan has another check of the weather. >> we are finally looking at some awesome weather in the northeast, it's going to finally warm up to go 70 degrees in new york city, tomorrow we'll be inching closer to 80 degrees. the opposite of that is the massive snowstorm going on in denver and the rockies so now all the warm air is moving east and the cold air is moving into the west. we could end up with nine inches of snow in denver and parts of
wyoming and person nebraska could end up with over a foot of snow. severe storms are possible through the plains states. biggest threat large hail and isolated tornadoes. couple isolated thunderstorms possible in the northeast tomorrow as well and that know will continue to come down and hey, 9:33 now on monday morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. winds playing a factor for morning drive. watch out for debris on the roadways. we've had strong winds for the past five hours. they continue to whip across the bay area. 21 miles per hour in san francisco. temperatures will be nice and comfortable for today. we'll have to deal with those winds at least until tonight. tomorrow looks a lot better. winds will relax. we're going to see temperatures that are down right comfortable, 78 by tuesday, warm on wednesday, 85. that's your latest forecast. willie? >> dylan, thank you. on today's money" finding
money around your house, not the change under the cushions. this is the stuff you've inherited or bought at a flea market and wondered how much it's worth and natalie is going to find out whether or not she can retire right here on the airbased on something she dug out of her own home. >> that's not happening. jean chatzky "today's" financial editor and kate waterhouse an appraiser for heritage auctions. >> good morning. >> last time we did this your husband's comic book collection was worth quite a bit. comic strip art is hot and we have an example of that. tell me about this. >> tommy from nevada actually bought this at a garage sale for $1. the artist on it is from a comic strip called "jungle jim." the artist is alex raymond who went on to draw flash gordon. i think we an inkling this might be worth something. >> it's a noted artist. but it's worth a lot. >> take a look, what do you think? >> it needs a little
restoration, you can see that around the corners and typically we expect that to an extent with these sort of pieces. i would say on any given day probably about $2,000 worth restoration. >> wow. >> really? >> with restoration almost as much as $5,000 so the price really increases. >> what would a restoration cost somebody if they want to get it up to $5,000, is that expensive? >> it's about a couple hundred dollars. so worth it, absolutely. >> $1 investment, not too bad. now this is cool because this isn't something from a garage sale. it turned up in an attic from a previous home own per >> jackie and her family moved into this house in ohio that was previously owned by the armstrong family, parents of neil, up in the attic they found some of neil's old term papers, not so interesting but they also found this airplane, and because of the fact that he was the first guy on the moon, the airplane is really interesting, but there's all this paperwork that's important, right, kate? >> in this instance we wanted to
show you guys what good provenance looks like. the newspaper with the armstrong drive so the street was named after him and we already have a photo that's been signed of the house by neil armstrong. >> wow. >> the owner actually wrote to neil and asked if he would mind doing that for her. he had no problem with it whatsoever, and there's all sorts of great paperwork that goes with it. i love it is a plane and not a teddy bear or truck. obviously speaks to his passions. >> that said, how much is that toy perhaps worth? >> probably about $2,500. >> wow. that's great. >> incredible. >> not bad for something you found in the attic. let's move on to our next item, coin collecting is huge for people. >> this showed up -- >> jean was a big coin collector. not surprising. >> this coin showed up in a box that gary in arizona received from his father when his father died, just a box of coins. he dug this one out, it's really
old. >> it's an american coin? >> it was minted here in philadelphia on the east coast. what's interesting about coins, though, is that unfortunately age doesn't necessarily mean anything so you can have a really old penny but it's how rare the coin is and then the condition. this is in great condition. what it was used for was trade in china, taken wasn't struck while it was in china so it's worth more in the condition it's in, about $150. >> which is great. interesting. >> and now the moment we've been waiting for, this painting, first of all natalie where did you get the painting? >> at a consignment store in connecticut near where i used to live and i believe it's the old mill river from new haven on the back, and the artist is eugene avery on the right-hand side. that's all i really found out about it. i don't know when it was painted. it looks like sort of mid century. >> yes. i would agree with that. it's nice you can figure out who it's signed by.
sometimes the 6signatures are hard to discern. this was not an artist on our website and so we would consider it probably decorative value which means it's a beautiful piece to decorate the wall, under $150 in value. >> eh. there you go. >> she's coming to work tomorrow. >> it's less than what i paid for it. the necklace. in a shoe box. >> "costume" jewelry, it's real. >> it is real, it was wonderful. she pulled it out and was curious about it and it's absolutely beautiful, french, circa 1870 and probably worth $10,000. >> now that would be amazing. jean and kate thank you. >> thank you both so much. up next how to wear the tricky spring fashions natalie keeps telling me about right after this. >> cutouts for you willie. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol
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you have a combination of two trends. she calls this sexy and sweet, this is nordstrom, and when you have that much visual drama, go simple with your accessories, she has earrings for nine bucks and great nude pumps that extend her leg from zappos and all of my models wear shoes by zappos.com today. >> she looks great. next we have the postcard print which i guess if you have a favorite city it's a great way to wear that with pride. here we see this on heather. >> this is everywhere from matthew williamson to victoria beckham. the post guard print is where your eyes will go. heather has wonderful gorgeous legs and anthropologie.com, it whittles her waist down, accented with the belt.
solutions that stick are like fashion tapes that are adjustable which we use to keep her strapless dress up. >> a lot of people don't love strapless because they feel it's going to fall down. thank you very much. next is the brocade trend and ashley is showing us a different version of that. >> yes, so brocade traditionally is very stiff, and it's also has a sheen to it. all of the above expand you. in this case a little trick of the eye with a printed brocade top, and to counterbalance the flowiness of the top a skinny pant by simply vera, vera wang and to go with the bow heemian feel we've got going, this beautiful tassel necklace as well. >> she looks great, thank you so much, ashley. black and white would you think that would be an easy trend that anybody could wear, sometimes it doesn't look right. >> this is one that women absolutely go to because black
and white is simple to pull out of your closet. the trick is to have accessories that work with black and white and pick one color that's your punch color. here we embrace a big red and the macy's dress beautifully locks on her. when you have pattern that is evenly distributed from head to toe is swimming. we're about simple solutions that make wearing fashion all the more easier. >> she looks great. thanks so much, lisa. and finally talking about the plunging neckline and mixing prints. we've got all of that going on here. >> mixing prints, the beauty of this separate top and bottom they're meant to go together even though the prints are different. >> you're seeing a lot of that mixed pedia. >> exactly and the plunging neckline she's well endowed, she has a zipper that can be adjusted so just enough skin to bring the attention up to her face. with the high/low neckline no
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♪ this morning on "today's travel" the best cruise deals now after a bunch of recent high-profile disasters like the partial sinker of the "costa concordia" off the italian coast and the passengers stranded for days on the carnival "triumph." cruise lines are doing everything in their power to get you on board. claire newell is our travel expert. >> thanks for having me. >> you say this is the best time to find a bargain. let's start with booking early. >> if you can, at least six months in advance, if you can. >> six months out. how about getting on an older ship, that obviously has its downsides. >> it has its downsides i'm not saying an old tug, maybe one generation from their newest because you pay a premium for the new one that's in the spotlight. there's a way to find out on the cruise line's website they'll have the year they come out and you want to look for one generation back you'll save yourself a ton of money.
>> and helps to book offseason. >> you pay a premium for peak season, holidays and when kids are out of school so over the summer months in particular. >> you've brought stunning deals. the first one is seven-night alaskan cruise for something like 100 bucks a night. >> this particular cruise is holland america the ship, may the 15th one day only for under $700, sailing round trip from vancouver, a great way to see juneau, and seeing the gorgeous alaskan glaciers. >> beautiful photographs. seven-night caribbean cruise. >> this is a seven-night sailing round trip from tampa. it's not leaving until december 1st but what a deal, it's aboard norwegian cruise lines for $575, you see lon due rhan due ras an ship has undergone a massive
refurbish in 2011 so it feels like you're sailing aboard a newer ship. >> next one, 77 bucks a night for nine nights in the pacific northwest. >> doing a repositioning cruise, that's the reason it's inexpensive, sailing from san diego up to seattle and that ship celebrity's "solstice" will be doing round trip alaska. if y get on board may the 6th you'll save yourself a ton of money, san diego, los angeles, santa barbara and san francisco are a few of the ports. >> huge discounts in the mediterranean. >> it is cheap, where you'll see your biggest discounts, seven-night mediterranean in and out of rome in june, $543. i did that particular cruise. >> how are you feeling about that? >> it's turning my heart. "navigator of the seas" a beautiful ship and good mix of singles, couples and families and what a chance to see parts of italy, turkey and greece. >> great time to go cruising. claire thank you so much.
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good morning to you. it is 9:56. i'm marla tellez. governor brown taking off for china today. the governor hopes to bring billions of dollars into california's economy by promoting safe agriculture, greenhouse gas reduction policies and tourism. more than 70 business leaders will accompany the governor on this seven-day trip. while there, governor brown plans to reopen a foreign trade and investment office in shanghai that was closed three years ago. it will be financed by private donors. and just a matter of minutes, you could get your hands on tickets for rolling stones when they come to the bay area. prices range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.
they are set to play oakland oracle arena may 5th and san jose's hp pavilion may th. tickets go on sale at 8:00 a.m. two and a half minutes from now. lets check that forecast with christina loren. >> thanks, marla. we do have a pretty good day shaping up if you discount the winds. winds a factor for most of the day, 75 miles an hour, strongest gust, upwards 50 miles an hour in burlingame. all checking in with gusts up to 40 miles an hour. take it easy on the highways. watch out for downed trees and branches, winds will relax in the overnight hours. tonight the warm-upj> give you a chance to adjust. look at the live shot of fremont 880. camera shaking so much it's tough to make out the roadway. it's clear here. a slower drive on the map through fremont just starting to
hey, erybody, it's fun-day monday, it's april 8th, so glad you're here with us today and really glad you could find it in your busy schedule to spend a little time with me. cheating on me. with matt lauer. >> who doesn't want to do that? little early bird day today. >> what time did momma get up this morning. >> you know what's weird? i had to walk the dog -- the dog, blake, at 3:10 in the morning. >> that's the part i like. >> he didn't want to go. >> he looked at me, he laid out flat, spread eagle and looked up at me with his tail wagging like -- what? he turned into a human, like a walking vacuum cleaner. when i walk him down the street, he's scooping everything up. >> he smokes? >> he's a cigarette smoker. >> i've been taking videos of him. >> can we see him? he's so cute. >> look, look.
blaky, what, what did you want? >> it's a good thing he likes your choice of music. >> that's it, that's what you shot? >> i keep shooting. i hope he's not getting crazy. >> so you spent the entire weekend with him, right? >> i did. >> and how was it? >> it was really sweet. we went to the park. this is the time i have to every three hours he has to go out. and then i have to clean up. >> he's smarter than you are, hoda, he knows you shouldn't be getting up at 3:00 in the morning. >> he was not having it. >> and once you got him out there, he would go number one, and nothing else, right? >> yes, and i've been worried. i'm texting the dog walker. >> how do you like motherhood? >> i like it. we got a lot of mail about our five-year anniversary show. and some people sent in you know, pictures and nice notes and stuff. and this -- >> two in particular caught our
eye. >> look at these two. these are mickie lee and laura. >> we are two good friends celebrating your anniversary wearing our illinois version of fashion. you two are such a riot. >> thank you, guys. >> and we got a nice phone call from jim bell, who had been originally our executive producer and that was nice. and -- >> a lot of other stuff. just one picture, and the phone call. but you know who was having some fun with you? >> i only hear, but i didn't -- >> i didn't see it, either. i got a nice little email from brian williams pointing out that you were -- spoofed a little and had some fun with you or something happened with martin short. >> who hasn't? >> martin short was on david letterman the other night. >> whom we adore. let's see if we still do. >> he claimed that he was the new singing spokesperson for carnival. >> yes. >> let's see what he had to say.
>> i'm the new singing and dancing spokesperson for carnival cruise line. >> good gig, honestly, nice going. >> i'm kind of the new kathie lee without the crippling chardonnay addiction. ♪ if you could see me now ♪ out on the fun ship cruise ♪ the carnival advantage it's on the news ♪ ♪ sometimes the engine stops and we're set adrift ♪ ♪ and we're rightside up ♪ like an italian cruise ship ♪ i think we're going to enjoy a prom tu fist fight when the bar runs dry ♪ ♪ and if the plumbing is on the fritz you'll get a bucket ♪ ♪ while we're towed in to st. kitts ♪ >> the cost of cruia cruise lino owned by carnival. it's been a rough couple of
years. >> if you need a laugh this weekend, "snl" was the place to be. >> by the way, it's not crippling chardonnay, it's pinot grigio. >> she's got a new movie coming out with sandra bullock called the heat. in one skit she plays the contestant on "the voice" which i thought was hysterical. let's watch that one. ♪ don't mess with my tutu ♪ don't mess with my too-too i'm done. [ cheers and applause ] >> well i think you could be the biggest star on the planet. ♪ run away that's why i'm putting both legs up for you, girl. >> kc, i want to know, do you have the confidence and competitive spirit to win this competition? >> i don't know what you just said. >> where do you live, darling? >> i live in the basement except
there's no roof. >> uh-huh, okay. you talking about a hole. >> yes, i live in a hole. right. >> how about that, that's pure country. >> oh, you love him, anyway, don't you? >> i do love him anyway. there was one other great, i love this skit when she played a, a woman version of -- >> of the rutgers basketball coach. >> this was so funny, check it out. >> outside the lines of practice video showing exactly how far she has gone. throwing bricks at them. >> guess what, bricks. >> threatening them with a baseball bat. >> you take that ball and put it through that hole and i won't hit you with the bat. >> while they're on roller skates. >> come on. >> why would you throw a toaster at a player. >> because when someone blows by you, you're toast. when you get toast and you are toast, you get hit with a toaster. et cetera not like a drove a golf cart through practice. >> but she had.
>> dribble, dribble, quick feet, quick feet. >> you don't move i'm going to barrel you. yeah, move, move. >> she is crazy. >> having a little fun with it. okay. >> and there's a serious side to that. there's a lot of people watching the coach, and wondering if that's how professional or college or whatever coaches teach. like whe you watch football, sometimes you watch football games from the sidelines and you see coaches get riled up. >> very emotional. you know what i was asking frank about it, of course he played during a different time. they had some of the greatest coaches in the history of any sport 678 people like tom landry and vince -- and he -- lombardi and he said -- never, not once in all of his years did one coach ever put a hand on him. he said they get up in your face and they yell. but he said, they didn't have to, we knew what they expected. he's appalled by it. but you see it in little league now. >> yeah. >> it's just -- it's the
breakdown of our entire culture. >> i think it is, and i think it's a generational thing. the guy who taught us, was our basketball coach was the football coach and he used to pound the guys on their shoulder pads and get them riled up. so when he was coaching us, we were totally turned off. we weren't going to have that at all. >> i want to send some love out to a couple of people over the weekend. people say did you have a nice weekend and you got to be honest and you say, you know what, i had a tough weekend. dear friends of mine up in massachusetts, i want to send my love to mike and lisa, have been going through a very rough time. their beautiful family and our friends kay and rick warren who lost their son on friday, who to a suicide and i just have been battling that a little bit. you know when these painful things happen to people you love so much. you just got to be there for them. but we'll send all of our love to them. >> a lot of love. >> so i'll get through this.
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standby with anti-venom serum. they have to have a guy backstage call the second that this guy was going to do the trick of the because if he got bit -- >> how much time would he have? he got ten minutes to get to the hospital. but if someone else came in with a snakebite and he could die. >> how many snakebites are you going to get? >> texas. >> okay, then that's a possibility. >> it is, this year they pushed the envelope so far, where people could actually, there's another one we're not showing, that i thought i was watching death -- i don't even want to go into it but you're going to see things this year that you've never -- >> are you happy with this change? because -- >> with the change? >> well people going to the edge like that. is that making -- >> the thing is you, think where is -- am i ever going to be surprised? i've watched the show, even though i've only been on it for four years, i've watched it from the beginning. there's always something surprising.
people will push the envelope. >> what about the judges, this change it is you up with heidi and mel b. how is the chemistry different with you guys. >> it's always great to have a ton of sexiness and that kind of appeal and then we add mel and -- >> i think it's great. i think the more the merrier. we are four people who are coming at it from four different angles. who each have their place, you know, mel b. obviously one of the biggest pop stars of all-time with the spike girls. who knows the music business and marketing. and heidi klum who is a brilliant entrepreneur and knows fashion and lived with a music person and knows the business. we're all very strong personalities who respect each other's opinion. we don't agree a lot. >> you don't. that's a good thing. >> that adds a lot of spice. >> who's the one who lays it down -- >> what happens is that each of us are so opinionated that it changes and it's surprising. ball i'll look over and i'll
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6. time for today's beauty and getting the flawless look and getting tips from today's most beautiful celebrities. >> we're here with celebrity secrets. we have the contributing editor for "glamour" and she's wearing apparently all of her secrets today. >> you are. >> i'm decked out in a ponytail and all the secrets. i have to tell you when i got out of my car. the paparazzi started taking my picture. so i'm nobody. >> no, you're not. >> they knew it was you. >> i think often you think when you want to have some of these secrets, it's going to cost you a lot of money. >> did doesn't have to cost a lot. all of the things i'm talking about you can get at the drugstore. >> dark eye makeup. we look like we're going clubbing, we look trashy. taylor swift, what does she do? she wears the black liner, we all love it and need it.
she smokes out her eyes. i'm going to show you, she smokes it with a color. so remember smoky is a technique, not a color. so don't wear black. can you wear black liner, but not black shadow. >> how about the glowing skin and shiny hair, that's what i want. >> this is what i call you know, everyone wants to know why do celebrities glow? is it in their dna? >> no. this is the blush sandwich. the secret to the faux glow, a little highlighter right here, the blush in the apples of your cheek and a bronzer underneath. >> why is she glowing on her bosom. >> that's the other secret. >> what makeup doesn't start, doesn't stop at your neck. for celebrities it goes all the way down. she's got some glow here. can you take a moisturizer and put a little shimmer powder in that and you can get the glow. >> i do that. >> what about her hair?
the roots? >> we'll talk about blake lively's roots, i got this dip from her hair colorist. why can celebrities rock the roots and we look trashy when we rock the roots. the secret is they blend their own color into the mix of highlights. something can you do and ask our colorist to do. when it grows out, there's no line. can you also hide your roots with dry shampoo. >> okay. tanning. tanning, celebrities believe it or not, they have people who come to their house and do the tan before they go to bed. you, the big secret is a tanning mitt whext you put on your self-tanner -- >> a what? >> a mitt. a microfiber mitt. can you go to the car wash and get a microfiber cloth and you want to after -- after you put on the tanner, rub it in and that's a secret to a streakless self-tan. >> tell us about dark circles.
>> do we have beyonce? >> that's miranda kerr. >> this is a celebrity getting off the plane, miranda kerr. a lot of celebrities do is the black, the glasses hide the circles, but you can also wear eye masks on plane underneath. >> draw a mustache on her. >> and nobody knows what's under there and you wake up from your plane ride without excess baggage. >> thank you. >> eva longa called "ready for love" with single guys, hot! oh, i had a knot in my chest. i didn't really want her to go but...i knew she could do it. i felt like there were bigger and better things for me to do. [ mom ] she took what she was doing seriously. [ hosmer ] my self-confidence just went through the roof. [ dad ] it was awesome to see her transform from a girl, in a small town, to a soldier. [ male announcer ] you made them strong. we'll make them army strong.
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this is why. we have gusty winds like christine is talking about. it is an issue crossing the bay. southbound 880 through oakland as well. south of the coliseum taking out one lane causing unusual flowing south of oakland toward hayward. back to you. >> if you're feeling lucky, you could become an instant millionaire. starting today you can buy powerball tickets where the jackpot stands at $60 million. state considered powerball in the past but hesitated because california has a game, mega millions. we'll take you to the luckiest store in the bay area people are rushing to. coming up at 11:00. we'll see you then. we are back with more of "today" and this fun monday, with megastar -- >> yes, she is. >> eva longoria, taking a behind-the-scenes role as executive producer of nbc's new reality series, "ready for
love." >> the show is about three guys in search of the one, determined to find her and lots of beautiful and available women. eva longoria are here with her three handsome men. and nice to see you all again. >> thank you. >> you were visiting with us -- >> a year ago. >> why do you take a year to bring the show to fruition? >> we wanted to con temorrize and modernize the show and make it more authentic. first things first, women have to know who the guys are. we introduced them on the "today show." these are the guys, these guys are ready for love. we started the process of finding the matchmakers and the women. >> sometimes love takes time. >> it probably doesn't happen during an episode. >> i do think what's interesting about the show is these guys all want to get married, is that right? >> well, no, happily ever after.
it could mean a lot of things. it could mean engagement, marriage. >> which is the one who wants to be married? >> they all want to be -- >> just like the goal, a happy marriage, not just married. >> there's a lot of fun things about this show that make it different from other shows. >> the biggest difference is the three different matchmakers with three different philosophies on love and approaching dating. we have the guy's point of view and how to get the guy and tracy, who is this great author about you know, about love and what women do wrong and then amber kelliher who also is this world-renowned matchmaker. >> we have a little history with her. >> yes, we do. >> we'll tell you about that at the commercial break. >> it gets interesting with the kelliher. >> tell us about the girls, the women. and it's whittled down to four
very quickly. one gets bounced before you even lay eyes on her. >> she was 12 and it's i mean the amazing experience, the first night, there's 12 girls and some unexpected things happen. one of my exes was there. >> was she one of the 12. >> she said you're the one that got away. that's a big surprise, you don't hear that kind of thing. >> now -- >> the hard part would be trusting whether she's just saying that because the cameras are going. how can you guys trust that what these women are saying is real? >> well i think that -- that comes in with the matchmakers. we sign onto the show, counting on the matchmakers and with high expectations of them going to find the girls that are a right fit and compatible. >> okay. >> they've been vetted. >> you've got a big survey, you said everything you like and want in a woman. >> it's an awkward process. >> tell us why. why is that weird? >> everything from skin color to like -- butt size. >> we're going to get to that.
>> you were married before. >> i was married before. >> why do you think this go-round will be different with these girls? >> again like these guys said, i have to trust the matchmakers that they brought the right girls for us to date. because i was happily married for a long time. and when that failed, that really like turned me upside-down. so this was a unique process to me. >> you're on the road a lot as a musician with the plain white tees. >> that's going to be complicated. >> we can all tell you it works. the matchmakers, it makes a big difference. >> the girls help us out. during the process, we're constantly getting feedback from them as well. >> we should point out, we keep seeing giuliana and bill rancic. they had so much fun on the show, they're the hosts.
>> she was like, no. >> she was spending a lot of time with joe rivers, she doesn't take any gulf off of anybody any more. >> unfortunately we can't play our little test we were going to play with you. like bust size, small or large? never mind. >> tim said yes. >> it premiere s tomorrow nigh. all the celebrity gossip you may have missed over the weekend, that's coming up in today's buzz. up next. these new triscuit are baked with brown rice and sweet potato! triscuit has a new snack? no way. way. and the worst part is they're delicious. mmm, you're right. maybe we should give other new things a chance. no way. way. [ male announcer ] we've taken 100% whole grain brown rice and wheat, delicious sweet potato, and savory red bean... and woven them into something unexpected. the new brown rice triscuit line; with sweet potato and red bean varieties. a new take on an old favorite.
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time for today's buzz, and we fill you in on all the latest celebrity gossip. >> from halle berry's baby news to beyonce and jay-z's hot havana nights. michelle beetle can fill us in. >> you look great. >> tell us about -- >> from your prior visit. >> hally berry, yes, 46 years old, not that you would ever guess she's 46 years old. but pregnant with her second baby. the first with mr. olivier. you get to see a little baby bump action. she's so little that it can be a sandwich. but we know for a fact, it has been confirmed that she's ready to go, number two, already. >> and the baby is due in six months. >> in about six months. >> a lot of babies coming up. >> how about pregnant kim k. >> i think that kim kardashian
has finally got the pictures to show us all. >> she showed a little -- >> there's covered up. there's not. this is what i think. i think she's been ripped so much for being fat that now she's got a full-on baby bump, she's showing it. >> and she's very excited about it. >> she's busting. yes, she is. >> so the duchess of cambridge, we've been wondering about her due date. >> now we know, mid july. they're being very candid. they answer questions as they come. if it's a boy they're going to name it after phillip. which will be nice. >> and she's been cute, she said i'm due in mid july, but then again, babies kind have their own agenda. >> she's not going to have a planned, anything? >> it doesn't sound like it. >> real people. >> this coaused a lot of hubbub. >> beyonce and jay-z are in cuba. >> there are rules you can still go to cuba if it falls under
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>> but "jurassic park 3-d" also came out. >> for us in new york it was the first nice weekend we had in a long time. i think the younger generation, not 100% sure about jurassic park. >> i was. >> that was terrifying to begin with. remember the guy was on the potty. can you imagine if you saw that in 3-d? >> and i'll come over and kidnap your dog and we can have a play date. >> what's your dog's name? >> leroy jenkins and blake, hanging out at the park. >> all right. easy recipes for busy families. >> and how cute is that? >> curtis stone is here. >> first these messages. >> we like what he makes. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ] [ dog ] we found it together. on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing.
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celebrity chef and father of the year, curtis stone who now knows what it's like to be a busy parent with little time to cook and he broughts some clams and i'm starting. >> curtis' new book is called "what's for dinner?" delicious recipes for a busy life. >> we've already started. >> what are we making? >> it's from the first chapter of the book, motivating mondays, we ate and drank too much over the weekend. so this is healthy eating. you start off with shallots, garlic, lemon pepper and bay leaves. and you niwant it nice and hot. a little bit of olive oil. you smell it straight away. and you drop in some clams. >> those babies cook quickly. you get the intense heat and a little of your favorite, white wine, that goes in. >> now thit doesn't help if you
put in expensive white wine, it doesn't help it one bit. >> no, it doesn't. >> speaking of that -- >> she has been up since 3:00, so this is her happy hour. i don't want you to have to drink alone because it's rude. >> now they start to open up. once they do, you remove them and you put them into a bowl, just like this and you're left with the juice. which is a white wine and the natural juices that came out of the clams, turn it right up so you get a nice rapid boil on it. and cook some whole wheat angel hair pasta. >> why whole wheat? >> it's healthier. >> anti-oxidants, minerals. there's a lot of health benefits and we're keeping the portion reasonable. >> that's the problem, isn't it? >> well, there's eight ounces, for a portion of four and fill it up with veggies, we've got lots of baby spinach. we've got some radishes and you
crank the heat right up. >> this is really good. >> once you sort of pick up the pasta over the spinach it will start to wilt down. >> it wouldn't take too much. >> and you get the clams back in. >> and then literally like a minute, that pasta, which is warm or hot when you put it in, is heated right through and it all comes together. >> you never eat a clam or any shellfish that's not opened all the way, right? >> that's not true. >> tell us why not? i hate wasting them. >> you can break them open and eat them raw, all mollusks, you've got to work a little bit harder. >> but it didn't pop open for one reason. >> i always thought that's nature's way of saying, it's bad. >> the little clam is still in there holding on to its shell. >> i want to show you the desserts. >> there's a chapter in the new
book about chocolate chunk pecan cookies and a banana cream parfait with a gingersnap streusel. >> i want to make a point about this cookie, it's filled with -- try a bite of it. >> it's so, these are the most delicious cookies ever. >> curtis, we wish you good luck with the book, what's it called again? >> what's for dinner. >> we'll tell you how to get the guy you want. but first this is -- >> i already got the guy, right here. "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪
taken. here some advice on how to find mr. right is relationship expert matthew huffy. >> he's a dating coach on the new nbc show, "ready for love" and the author of "get the guy" define the man you want and the love you deserve. >> wow. >> are you sure you can do that? >> yes. >> have you had a lot of success? >> i've spent the last five years coaching women and my company, get the guy. and i've coached 50,000 of them in seminars now. >> i bet they all want you. what do you say when they get all love puppy? >> i keep those parts of my life really separate. >> now what do you do if women say this and i've heard this a lot and felt this, that. there are no great guys here. i -- >> i've been through them all. >> that's gross. >> i was not thinking that at all. >> you know, you've tested the waters and there's nothing swimming. >> i'm actually going around the country right now doing these, get the guy seminars and as i do, there's always a question i ask at the beginning, i say to the women in the room, how many
guys do you meet in an average week? now most women think they're meeting guys, but when they answer the question honestly, they're between zero and kwun. and 90% of them are at zero. the question is not where do i go, it's how do i actually meet guys in my everyday life. >> how do you? >> stop playing hard to get. it doesn't work. it's been touted that something that works, but it's like dangling the string in front of the cat. the cat goes crazy and you drop the string and the cat goes, oh, it's a string. >> what you have to do? >> are men that shallow? >> here's what has to happen. women think they can't make the first move and they can. women can be completely proactive, they have to do it in a way that goes under the radar. >> that's classy? >> women think i'm old fashioned, i don't make the move. women have been making the move for centuries. 100 years ago, a woman walked past a guy she was attracted to
and drops her handkerchief, and the guy picks it up and goes over to her and says, ma'am, you dropped this. >> that only happens in england. >> in that moment the guy is thinking, oh, wow, look at me, how great i am, i just made the move. he didn't make the move, she chose him. >> what's today's equivalent of that. >> i'll give you right now. >> this is beautiful and elegant. it's asking a favor. there are eight words you can say to a guy, that immediately create attraction. >> and they are, say it in your best english accent. >> you say, i could really use your help with something. >> i bet you could. >> now -- >> that's a good one. >> because it appeals to that manualliness. >> it appeals to his provide and protect side. where he says -- >> you say, i need your help with something and he goes,
anything. anything you want, i'll do for you right now. >> unless he was a jerk and you would find out right now. >> and then you run. >> brilliant, isn't it? >> what do you ask for help for. >> let's say you're in a bar and you say, i could really use your help with something, can you hold my jacket for me while i give these drinks to my friends. you give your drinks to your friends, you come back, you take your jacket and you say thank you so much, how is your night going, anyway? >> well, the huffy man. >> it's about finding, attracting and keeping. >> you come back and tell us how to keep. >> tomorrow your bad beauty habits. >> we don't sleep. >> yeah, right. ♪
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us hard. this is a live look in san francisco where we watch this giant flag blowing all day long. lets go to meteorologist christina loren with a look how fast those winds are whipping. >> hey, ladies, yeah. i can tell you right now, the sustained wind speeds are stronger than they were just a few hours ago. they were at their strongest today. we're expecting those numbers to continue, stay on the strong side. battered winds, battered branches. that means we'll likely see more downed trees and limbs throughout the day today. look at readings, west northwest 20 miles per hour sustained speed in san jose, getting stronger gusts. look at impressive gusts so far. hard to believe the bay area talking about 93-mile-an-hour wind gust. that's what we clocked as the highest so far. san francisco hit a 75 miles per hour hurricane wind gust. 62 miles per hour redwood city, saw a wind gust of 52 miles per hour. we're going to continue to keep
the wind pumping all day long. not until this evening, overnight will we start to drop off. keep that in mind, travel cautiously out and about the bay area. lots of aftermath and a lot of crews out there. there's so much wind you can't keep up with the reports. we'll continue to update you. a major update on the way. the next weather story, potential 90s in the bay area. talk about when that comes bo play. right now send it back to you, marla and laura. >> as we've been telling you, strong winds are causing all sorts of problems across the bay area. nbc bay area's bob redell shows us some of the aftermath now. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. you're going to see scenes like this up and down the peninsula, in the south bay, we're at san jose not far from actually and 101 you can see overnight this fairly large tree fell on the back side of this 4 by 4 mini suv. right new looks like owner and friends and neighbors are coming out here trying to fix this
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