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. downgraded. irma is now a tropical storm, but it could still cause a lot of problems and today we are getting a look at just a fraction of the damage in florida. yeah have a lot of heavy rain now moving into parts of south georgia, parts of south carolina. coming up, we'll take a look at where irma is heading and how it will be impacting our weather locally. and when we face hardship we emerge closer, stronger and more determined than ever. >> the president at the pentagon this morning remembering the attacks 16 years ago on 9/11. how some of the people who lived
today. >> news 4 midday starts now. we start, though, with the aftermath of hurricane irma in florida. >> here is sarah rosario. >> reporter: here along this dock we've seen at least half a dozen boats completely under water and with damage and debris scattered everywhere, the biggest problem we are seeing in this state is the lack of power. weakening in strength, irma continues its churn flew florida packing punches through the panhandle. entering the state as a category 4 the keys took the first hit from the storm. hurricane-force winds ripping away roofs, testing the limits of everything in its path to the mainland. toppling cranes in miami and fort lauderdale and flooding streets. then a
called hurricane fault occurred, temporarily sucking the water out to sea, stranding two manatees in sarasota. >> and kerry sanders helped rescue stranded dolphins. >> got to rescue. >> reporter: while irma made a second landfall near marco island, neighboring naples took the brunt. mayor barnett on the "today" show this morning. >> it was hard to describe the water, the water was swirling around and rain was coming in so hard you could barely see out of the window and it was just -- it was scary. >> very, very lucky. >> residents in the tampa area waking up grateful their homes were spared. >> i was expecting water. >> millions without power, likely thousands with severe damage to their homes as irma refuses to release its hold on the sunshine state. >> reporter:
florida without power, crews are working to assess the damage and people are being asked to stay off the roads. for now, a nighttime curfew will remain in place while crews are able to take a look at what's happening on the streets. reporting live in miami, sarah rosario, now back to you. >> sarah, thank you. this is just a handful of the hundreds of pepco employees heading out to help the people in south florida. many of the millions of people there don't have electricity right now. utility crews are stretched thin so pepco is sending people south who are eager to make a difference. >> we participate in mutual assistance groups and that's something that's very valuable to the utility industry. >> a sense of pride is the main thing. >> sara may have mentioned the latest number we've seen more than 6 million people without power. that's almost a third of the state. the pepco crews plan to head out in georgia or florida wherever they're most needed. there is another team mending the
irma. virginia task force 2 from virginia beach is in st. thomas right now. that is one of the virgin islands. on that island, the hospital was destroyed. we now know 36 people have died in the storm, almost all in the caribbean. now we want a better idea of where irma is headed and if we are going to see rain from the storm. >> storm team 4 meteorologist sheena par veen takes a look at the track. >> it is a tropical storm now and regardless of that it's still dumping rain in parts of north georgia and the carolinas and a lot of wind. max winds, 65 miles an hour and it will quickly be weakening to the remnants as it nears northern alabama and parts of western tennessee. so those areas seeing a lot of rain and wind. tampa still has the onshore flow and they're still looking at that as an issue and as far as the rain is concerned, heavy rain into much of georgia, south carolina and that rain moving into alabama and these are
concerns. locally, though, we have the cloud cover from irma just to our south. so this will be moving in later today and then we can expect some showers from it, too. coming up in just a bit we'll talk about local impacts and when the rain chances will go up from the remnants of irma. that's straight ahead. >> all right, sheena, thank you. we are remembering the events of september 11th, 2001. first lady melania trump joined him for a moment of silence at the white house this morning at the same time the first plane struck one of the twin towers in new york city. nearly 3,000 people were killed in the terror attack. a short time later the president and first lady traveled across the river to the pentagon where more than 100 people died in the september 11th attacks. >> president trump told the crowd our values and people will thrive and the memory of those we lost will never die. >> n
the memorial service. >> tell us who you talked to there at the service. >> reporter: aaron, ah, why, across the country was a day of reflection and remembrance. behind me, you can see an american flag was draped over the pentagon as it was after those attacks 16 years ago and today was the backdrop for yet another ceremony. it was also the starting point for one survivor's yearly tribute. >> i was working inside the pentagon about 100 yards from where the airplane hit. >> reporter: every september 11th bruce powers walks the same six miles. >> that day, you may know, that the subways and busses all closed down so i had to walk home. through the walk i think about them and chat about things that occurred on that day with in this case, my daughter who is along on the walk. >> reporter: a walk that
him to that crisp morning. >> there was a marine gunnery sergeant in the street shouting that another plane was inbound. >> reporter: he says there was confusion and crying. ten of his colleagues were killed. he was quite close to three of them. >> brady hall was his name. he was 26, and i went to his funeral a few days later. >> reporter: powers worked in naval aviation planning for 16 years at the pentagon just before the attack, powers saw on tv what happened at the world trade center. his fears confirmed what american airlines flight 77 crashed into the building. 184 killed. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: this morning at the pentagon, that moment marked in silence at 9:37 a.m. >> i kept walking what turned out to be all of the way home. >> reporter: not far away, powers continued walking with his daughter paying his own tribute. and powers
september 11th. in addition to his walk every year, he also continues to share his story at the 9/11 museum in new york and also at times at the pentagon. he says his hope is that with telling that story other generations will hear it and will never forget those terror attacks, the lives lost or the sacrifices since made. we are live outside the pentagon. i'm justin finch, news 4. back in to you in the studio. >> justin finch live for us at the pentagon. justin, thank you. [ bell tolls ] thousands also gathered for services at ground zero. the new york city commemoration began with a moment of silence and the tolling of bells starting at 8:46 a.m., the exact time the first plane hit the world trade center.
then as they have in previous years, victims' relatives began reading the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed on that fateful day. and in pennsylvania, a somber ritual to remember the brave victims of united flight 93. vice president mike pence talked about the 33 passengers and seven crew members who revolted against the hijackers who ended up crashing that plane in shanksville. that plane may have been headed toward the u.s. capitol. >> the men and women who looked evil squarely in the eye and without regard to their personal safety they rushed forward to save lives. they were mothers and fathers, your brothers and sisters, sons and daughters from every walk of life, of every background. >> yesterday ground was broken on the last portion of the pennsylvania memorial. a 93-foot tower of voices with
completed for next year's ceremony. if you go to the nbc washington app we are live streaming the memorial where they are reading the victims' names and look for photos from memorials around the country. family, friends and colleagues are saying good-bye to a former leader. isaac former junior served as d.c.'s police chief from 1989 to 1992. he passed away last week. members of the metropolitan police department as well as muriel bowser are at this morning's service. we will have more on his legacy on the nbc washington app. some breaking news coming in right now from the white house. the secret service says that two people are in custody at this hour for throwing unknown objects over the white house north fence. no word on what those objects were. we know d.c. police were called to the scene there, as well, and some of the roads that are typically open around the white house are being blocked at this point while this investigation is unfolding. new this morning, a pot
of dallas. there are reports that the group was gathered for a cowboys football watch party. bless initially responded to a report of shots fired inside a home there. when the first officers arrived and went inside they were confronted by the suspected shooter and ended up killing him. two others are in critical condition after that shooting. dozens of mexico earthquake survivors took their sunday worship outdoors. they celebrated in open-air mass. the homily was delivered on wooden pews that were carried outside of the church. many were afraid to go inside, rather. dozens of the homes and hundreds of schools have been either damaged or destroyed. at least 90 people died after last week's historic quake in mexico. the street in charlottesville where a woman died protesting white supremacists has been reopened. >> it had been closed since last month and it opened over the weekend. police say heather heyer died when a man drove his car into a
unite the white rally. james alex fields jr. is charged with heyer's death. >> more than 1,000 people from multiple faiths participated in this weekend's unity walk in the district. the event put on by the interfaith conference of metropolitan washington happened just ahead of today's 9/11 anniversary. the walken couraged people to learn about different faiths and cultures while talking -- while taking in both the music and services of various open houses. some of the stops included the islamic center of washington and the community church -- the community of christ church. more than 630 people are about to get a little payout. this morning virginia pawn broker a to z pawn has been ordered by attorney general mark herring to pay more than $41,000 in refunds as a result of company violations. the court settlement says that a to z pawn went against both pawn broker standards and the virginia consumer protection act. a permanent
placed preventing the manassas park pawn broker from doing any further violations. [ speaking spanish ] that was the moment pope francis hit his head on the popemobile in colombia. he lost his balance and bruised his left eye when the popemobile stopped short of hundreds of people trying to see him. the pope is okay. he does have a black eye, though. he has a cut on his eyebrow, too, that caused blood to drip on to his white there. an ale newest iphone may be coming out a lot sooner than anticipated. >> apple will introduce a special iphone x on tuesday to mark ten years of the phone. that was a fast ten years. we've seen a number of leaks about the hardware and its features, but everyone has been calling it the iphone 8 so far. we also know the phone will come with ios 11 software. apple is hosting a
information then. >> you will see the lines outside very soon. >> miss d.c. is not the brand-new miss america, but she was one of the best. brianna kenzie was the third runner-up, the winner, cara mudd had people talking, too. she is the first woman of north dakota to win miss america and the talent portion made some buzz with a ventriloquist among the acts there. nats fans, we are thinking about the same thing. can the nats get past the first round of the playoffs? [ cheering ] >> see, look at this. the answer would be yes, right? the nats are celebrating their division title. there are three weeks left in the regular season. they'll have plenty of time to prepare for october, whether it's the cubs, the dodgers or the brewers. they want it to be different this time. we want to get out in the first round and they say they have the stuff to do it. >> we have everything that we want, you know. better guys, young guys, speed, power. so from ouran
can play with anybody in this league. >> nats won the division four times in the last six years. this is the second time in a row. they have the day off for resting and more celebrating. good luck. third down is picked off. >> so not such a great story for the redskins this morning. they do have a whole season to improve, right? it's only one game. i want to be optimistic here. they couldn't get it done against the eagleses. since jay gruden became coach they have not won a single opening game and next week they'll play the rams and maybe we'll do bet or the road. >> that would be nice. we have updates on the damage left behind by both hurricanes irma and harvey. today in texas, a major sign of recovery. >> from florida, moren o
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the miami international airport remains closed today. take a look here. irma caused some damage to the airport last night. you see a little flooding at one of the gate waiting areas. parts of the ceiling came crashing down on the floor. the airport said it needs to assess the damage before flights can resume tuesday. so far irma has caused more than 12,000 flight cancellations and more are expected. more than 8,000 flights were
a massive size of hurricane irma when it hit florida made it tough for residents to know where to go to escape the danger. nbc's joe friar rode out the storm with a family in tampa after leaving south florida. >> where is it now? ? just north of naples. >> jill and bill stephens could track irma by watching the forecast on tv. >> so the eye is actually moving east? >> it's moving north. >> reporter: or perhaps by simply looking behind them. >> it feels like irma is following us. >> reporter: as irma crept closer to their home near miami, the empty nesters fled hoping their friend's house in tampa would be a safer option and the hurricane's track shifted west. >> there's no escape from the storm. the entire state is under hurricane warning which has really been unprecedented. >> reporter: with sandbags and plastic bags guarding the door, they're hunkering down here with another family that
they've grown concerned, realizing experts have deemed the tampa bay area one of the most vulnerable in the world when it comes to major storms. >> it's completely out of our hands. there's nothing we can really do at this point. i'm kind of curious about how the night's going to go because it's out of our control. >> reporter: as the night wears on, the winds are growing stronger, and the rains are getting heavier. though it's not the category 3 hurricane that mean here had feared and it's still causing no shortage of anxiety. >> there's very loud rattling. every time i hear sounds it's terrifying. >> early this morning we caught up with jill to see how they're holding up. >> it appears to be dissipating a little bit, but there's just still the fear of the unknown. i've been holding it now for 10, 15 minutes. mash, let's give it a
this guy back into the water. >> it's not something you see every day. nbc's kerry sanders helped get a baby dolphin that washed ashore in marco island back into the water. look at him there. he's been covering hurricane irma in florida for days and the dolphin was exhausted when it tried to get back into the water the first time. you are watching kerry's second attempt to help the dolphin back into the water and it looks like the little dolphin stayed put, the second time after he went back into the ocean. >> there was a second dolphin that he and a group of six other people picked up a bigger dolphin. >> same deal. >> i saw that. i'm glad to see the dolphin back where it needs to be. >> and we have the manatee issues. >> what happened is you have had strong offshore wind and it drained the water off to sea and especially the manatees that swim super flow. so they got stuck
were onshore. you have a lot of things happening there and a lot of downed trees and a lot of flooded areas and we'll be curious once the keys look like once we get more video and footage of that. the keys took a direct hit from the category 4 hurricane at the time. and very interesting also. you remember hurricane donna in 1960 and also hit the same area in the florida keys as the category 4 on september 10, 1960. september 10 is when it hit the keys and that's an interesting fact. for today, we have another cool day in the forecast. a little bit cooler than normal for this time of the year. clouds do move in later today. showers from irma will be here tomorrow and so far your weakened forecast is looking good and that is what we like to hear and the weekend is shaping up to be very nice across the area, but as we go through the next several days here. irma which is now a tropical storm centered right near the florida-georgia border and that will continue moving north and northwest. that's the track it will
eventually, the remnants near western tennessee over the next couple of days and even though tampa is finally getting a huge break and much of florida getting a huge break with the exception of strong onshore winds now. we have a let of heavy rain to deal with with georgia and parts of tennessee and north carolina and they're dealing with flooding issues and could be dealing with storm surge issues in savannah, georgiaa. as far as the tampa bay area is concerned they saw the onshore wind trying to push the water into tampa bay. locally, we are dry and there's the cloud cover. we will see clouds increasing as we go through the afternoon and evening. yes, that is from the northern edge of what's left of irma now that tropical storm. it's 69 in washington and 68 in leesburg, and clinton is at 68 degrees and your forecast for today, we stay nice and dry. temperatures stay in the mid-70s for a high and then we'll see another cool, overnight period and tuesday through friday and thai
you're watching news 4 midday. right now at 11:30, thunderstorm irma is plowing through georgia and other parts of the south, alabama, tennessee, the carolinas. storm surge and hazardous winds are still a big concern even though the storm has weakened. meanwhile in florida people are starting to grasp the severity of the damage left behind by irma. >> more than 6 million people across the state don't have power, but flooding continues to be the story. jacksonville is seeing recordsetting floods. >> the government is keeping a close eye on the emergency response for the hurricane and how the government will pay for the recovery. news 4's tracy potts has more on that. >> reporter: this morning fema, the federal emergency management agency has food and supplies stashed all over florida at military bases and red cross shelters. >> wherever hurricane irma goes we'll be
>> reporter: but how soon can they get it all out? >> until the governor requests it we will not be moving in supplies so those who sheltered in place should be able to sustain themselves for a period of time. >> reporter: they are most concerned about search and rescue in the florida key. high winds making it hard for helicopters to land there, and all of that costs mono pep. >> it will cost a lot of money. right now we're worried about lives. >> reporter: president trump huddling with his team at camp david to make sure help and funds are flowing. fema almost ran out of money after hurricane harvey. congress approved another $15 billion. >> that's going to run out in a few weeks. >> reporter: but insurance money won't. >> it is a big hurricane catastrophe fund. it's a re-insurance fund. it's got billions of dollars of reserves. people should be well off because the insurance companies won't be going bust. >> reporter: but for uninsured losses congress will likely have to come up with more money by
mid-october. cost estimates for the cleanup and the recovery from hurricanes harvey and irma, already in the hundreds of billions of dollars. tracy potts, nbc news, washington. hurricanes irma and harvey are having a long-term impact on your budget. gas prices are up 30 cents nationally over the last few weeks. news 4 transportation reporter adam tuss is live with more on why you should fill up today. adam, good morning. >> reporter: not a bad idea to fill up right now. this is having an impact across the country and locally as we fill up, the gas prices, they are going up. the wrath of the recent hurricanes having a direct impact here at the pump. >> the price is too high, i think. yeah. >> reporter: right now the national average according to aaa $2.67 for a gallon of regular. that's up 5 cents from a week ago and about 50 cents more than a year ago.
mark kim noticing that a spike has made its way right to his wallet. >> the regular gas, it was below $2 and i was pretty comfortable. >> reporter: once it goes above that it gets a little harder. >> yeah. 60 cents. >> reporter: refineries still offline in the gulf after hurricane harvey. long lines for gas all over florida before irma and that drained gas supplies. now more fuel has to make its way in that direction. it's all leading to an increase in what you pay and aaa says even more spikes could be on the way. >> gas prices are affected and eventually that will affect my pockets and hit my pockets eventually. >> edward green normally taking metro and he worries about a trickledown effect of transportation. >> it's all relative in a way. eventually somebody will end up paying for it and it's mainly the public. >> what can you do? fill up now while prices are still at this level, but again, do expect more increases and the spikes could be hardest felt by those
>> and that was -- >> tweet me at @adamtuss. we'll all help each other out find the cheapest gas out here. >> i certainly want to know where to get cheap gas. adam, thank you. >> of course. while florida is taking a big hit from irma right now, you can't forget about the devastation it left behind in the caribbean. islands like st. martin turned to rubble due to irma's wrath. these are vacation hot spots luring in americans every year. several families were trapped during irma and they're being evacuated in the u.s. the jackson family, it took them one week to get back on u.s. soil and they arrived last night and the whole ordeal of enjoying paradise into a nightmare they'll never forget. right now they're just happy to be home. >> i am. i really am. i'm just really glad to be alive. it was the strongest storm i've ever endured. >> the jacksons
thankful to be back in the u.s., but they feel for the people that they had to leave behind. each as they're picking up the pieces people are slowly returning to their lives in houston after two weeks off, students are starting school today. there is still a lot of recovery to do, as you can imagine. hurricane harvey destroyed whole school libraries in the floods, some classrooms were also under water and some kids lost their homes. houston has one of the top ten largest public school systems in the country. fire officials believe hoarding conditions could have caused a deadly house fire in bethesda. >> this happened on danberry road around 4:00. a man who lives in the home was able to escape. his friend was found dead in the basement. this morning officials are investigating the exact cause of the fire. this crash caused headaches for people driving to work. someone hit two police cars on i-395. no one was seriously hurt here. it's not clear what led up t
now clear. we have an update to this video. a news 4 vier sent us a metro bus driver reading the paper while driving a bus full of people. news 4's transportation reporter adam tuss says the driver has been officially suspended by metro. a news 4 viewer caught the act on his cell phone on friday. the man who tweeted the video said the driver was turning the pages while the bus was moving. the viewer said this was on the f-6 bus route that left the station. 11:36 now and coming up, packing meals for seniors. the huge project on the national mall. >> and rain is in our forecast, some of it fromropical storm t
meals. barbara harrison caught up with one volunteer who drove to d.c. to escape hurricane irma. sherry hughes said she felt compelled to come down and do her part after watching hurricane coverage on tv. >> i said i'm going to give back some kind of way. i'm not there to help, but i am not the hero. it's the people that are here that are the heroes that are helping out and the people that are helping out in florida. >> volunteers packed more than 700,000 meals yesterday. the meals will be distributed to seniors here in the d.c. area. >> what an effort there. >> they got started again this morning at 8:00. >> at this rate they'll definitely reach that goal. >> i love seeing people come together and work and they always come together when there is a disaster like irma. >> one shining spot especially in houston, as well and we're watching things closely and as far as irma is concerned, we'll st
we go into tomorrow so, yes, the remnants of it will be here and it's not looking as rainy and windy as the track started adjusting a bit. >> here's irma now. it's a tropical storm right near the florida georgia line, and a lot of the heavy rain, it -- really going to weaken quickly and it will be the remnants around the western parts of tennessee. here is a look at the radar. we have improving conditions over much of the state of florida. this is fantastic. a lot of the curfews across the state have been lifted and people are now able to go outside and assess the damage and the heavy rain is in parts of georgia, south carolina, alabama, the florida panhandle now and with the wind flow around this, the jacksonville coastline up to savannah, georgia, could be seeing three to five feet of storm surge and that is still going to be an issue with the storm and it is still causing a lot of problems and onshore wind near the tampa bay area
locally, we are dry and it will be a beautiful day, but you notice those clouds starting to move in. we'll see clouds increasing across the area through the afternoon and through the evening and it is because of irma. once you see these clouds rolling in today just remember, these are the remnants of irma moving in. still very beautiful outside and 69 degrees, mostly sunny with those creeping clouds. those will be moving in very soon here and 70s did, lauren and 68 degrees right now in clinton. here's future weather. so now we'll see what the impacts are locally. we'll start down in the southeast. there's irma and as we go through the next 12 to 24 hours we will see some of the remnants try to make their way here. by tomorrow, mostly cloudy and 7:00 p.m. and that's when we have a better chance of the showers to move in. we could even see some early wednesday morning, but we're not going to keep completely dry and we'll keep rain in the forecast through friday. >> over the in, ten days. today looks good, but tomorrow the rain chances
in the afternoon. then by wednesday, thursday, friday, you just want to have the umbrella with you. temperatures are back in the 80s and the weekend is looking good so that's always good news. >> sure is. >> thank you, sheena. >> coming up, see a mother's emotional meeting with the young woman lucky to be alive. she has an organ donation to thank for her health and the sacrifice of that mom's daughter. >> and a new spot for southern cooking in d.c.
has really been booming lately and we've seen a lot of great new spots popping up throughout the city. now a celebrated chef from the south is relocating to d.c. and his new restaurant in penn quarter opens tonight. joining us now is edward lee on su sucktash. >> you were born in brooklyn. >> yes. >> went to louisville, kentucky. >> for 15 years. >> now you're in d.c. >> tell us about that journey and wanting to come here. >> you know, i've always wanted to sort of expand out. i'm very ambitious so we were looking at cities to expand out to, and just d.c. was perfect. it was this perfect blend of, like, kind of close to the south, but it's really diverse and you know, like, i do southern food, but it's really an updated southern food so it made perfect sense, and i love d.c. i love being here.
is the south. it depends who you ask. >> some people say yes and some people say no. >> your restaurant is succotash. >> and you have the korean heritage and that influences your cuisine. >> think southern food goes really well with asian food. they are bold spices, they love spices and pickling and they love big meats and to me it's a natural thing. i almost don't have to think about it whenever i put some fermented korean chile paste in something it tastes better. >> you're talking about cochichang. it tastes better. >> everyone knows what chess pie is, it's a custard pie and very simple. it's a big pie and very filling and we turned it into a cookie. we are doing a fruit salad with it. the first thing i start with is a buttermilk kurd and i infused it with a little bit of jasmine tea. >>
jasmine, so pretty. >> and then we've got some nice fruit. this is some grapefruit, and we're also going to put on there some orange segments and lime segments. >> citrus. >> and really brighten it up and this is something that is not traditional, but it's kind of my take on it. >> you mean the citrus with the chess pie? >> uh-huh. now we'll do fresh buttermilk. >> and just the buttermilk? >> just plain, old buttermilk. >> interesting. >> just a few drops of olive oil just for a little hint of pepper and i finish it off with some fresh mint that we just tear and just kind of decorate around the plate. >> it looks so pretty. >> yeah. i try and do. i think southern food sometimes has a misconception that it's a bit heavy and clufrpnky and we to make
froo froo. >> and it's very approachable. it's my version of fresh pie. we have fresh citrus, buttermilk and a drizzle of olive oil, jasmine kurd and fresh mint. >> i'll taste this while you tell me quickly, our family loves watching you when you are watching "master chef" because it's great to watch a fellow korean doing his thing on tv. you are working on another program where you will be a judge. tell me about that. >> it's a gordon ramsey production. so if you go on facebook to culinary genius america, you can watch full episodes and you can click like and tell me you want them to pick us up for another season and we would love you. >> delicious. >> you like it? >> good, good. >> is it hard being a judge? >> no, i like it. >> you're tough. >> you know why i like it? because they're all home cooks, right? they come in and they're scared and timid and they're apprehensive and yes, i yell at some of them, but they get
yes. >> and sometimes some people need a little push to get better. >> chef edward lee, this is delicious. thanks so much. succotash opens tonight at penn quarter. >> good luck. an nbc comedy returns next week after a big twist at the end of season one. hear from the staof "goodr ♪ end of season one. hear from the staof "goodr do you want to do a monster check? yes. no monsters. ♪
debuts next week. the comedy stars kristen bell as a bad person who mistakenly ends up in the wrong place in the afterlife. >> ted danson who appears to play a well-meaning angel in the show joins us with what audiences can expect. we don't want to spoil a whole lot, but we wonder if season two can live up to season one after that finale. what can you tell us? >> so you don't want to talk about the finale? just move on a little bit? >> listen, if you want to the go there. >> you have to give us a little hint. >> people should catch up, and if they -- it's okay. it's okay. people will either watch it on netflix and catch up or there is a two-minute catch-up in the beginning of the first episode coming up, but basically you discover at the end that we're not really in the good place, that i'm batting for the other team and this is the bad place and i've designed a very special way to torture humans for the time by
psychologically torture each other. so it's a bit of a shock as i was actually the good guy in the good place. >> so this next season you get to -- yes. >> do you feel more comfortable playing a devil? >> way more fun. way more, but actually, you know, we're using derogatory terms, but clearly, i just have a job to do. there is a good place and then there's a bad place and that wasn't my dog, and i work in the bad place for those people who don't do so well on earth. it's a job. >> so you're about to set up next season for us after we've had this big reveal in the finale next season. what's next season going to offer? >> you get to see behind the curtain and realize what i've done at the end of the first season is i went to my superiors and i said, i can if ifix this. let me reset it and i erase memories and we start over. this is who i am and everyone in the good place, good
who are just there to help torture these four humans. so it's really kind of that dynamic of the duel played by eleanor played by kristen bell and myself to see who can outwhit whom kind of. >> people have loved you for your stellar roles in so many amazing shows. my personal favorite is "damages," just incredible work. is there something else you want to work on and other factors that you play well off and what you're looking for coming up in your future? >> you know what? i am so content that maybe it's an age thing. i am so content. i love doing this show because it's bright and it's about something, you know? i really care that we're talking about ethics and what it means to be a good person. we're wrapping it in kind of a 9-year-old's sense of humor and we're telling fart jokes and we have magical visuals, but we're really talking about
i have parents come up to me and say we're watching the show with the 10-year-old and they're loving it, you know? i love being a part of that. so, no. i've always been that person that does whatever is put in front of me next. so i'm very content at the moment. >> all right. ted danson, spectacular actor. we love the fact that you made time for us today. the show, really a lot of fun. "the good place" is back on next week with a special. ted danson, thank you, sir. >> thank you very much. nice talking to you. now i feel like i can watch it with my 10-year-old. >> there you go. >> a fart joke never gets old. there is a maryland family that is still dealing with the grief of their daughter's death and they're getting a little comfort in what she was able to do after her death. >> samantha justice was just 20 years old when she was struck and killed on the beltway last year. she was a donor and her organs helped save five lives. her parents had a chance to meet one of those peo
weekend. news 4's amy caimee cho was there. >> she was just the sweetest, sweetest young girl. if she saw someone on the street she'd stop and give them whatever she had. >> reporter: even after she was gone samantha wasn't done giving. >> she was a donor. i prayed that a young girl would get my daughter's heart and lungs. >> reporter: and one day they got a letter from a stranger named jackie. >> my daughter's heart and lungs. >> reporter: and one day they got a letter from a stranger named jackie. >> samantha saved my life. her lungs continue to breathe for me and every day i am here is because of samantha. >> and it's because of saa maptha thmapt samantha that they and jackie are coming together.mantha that they and jackie are coming together. jackie's battled lung disease her whole life. she spent a monthn
nurses say she came within one day of dying. >> i know there is a part of my daughter in there in you, and you've got to be a beautiful soul. >> i don't know how to put into words. i am so appreciative it is not even close -- >> i brought a stethoscope with me. >> that's my baby in there. i felt my daughter, something that i've not been able to feel. >> helping all to feel and breathe a little better. >> it's samantha's final gift. in falls church. aimee cho, news 4. well, we're looking at nice weather today and then we're going to see the clouds increase and that is going to be from irma. tomorrow, though, rain chances start to go up mostly in the afternoon and could see some wednesday morning through friday. weekend looks good, guys. >> sheena, thank you. >> that does it for news 4 midday. we are back on the air first at 4:00. >> get
♪ stand by, everyone. we're live in five, four, three, two, one. j.j.! >> get on your feet, people. j.j. watt getting a hero's welcome as he made an emotional entrance at yesterday's houston texans game. fantastic. it was the first time he was there. he hit the field since starting that fund-raiser that he helped with hurricane harvey victims. it has raised over $31 million. his goal originally was to raise $200,000. he well surpassed that. >> i mean -- >> i love that. i love everything he did and how cute is this. he got big-time support from his 99-year-old great grandmother. i love her. >> little sophie. >> she wore that to church.