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>> all right, that's what's happening today in the bay. back in half an hour with a live update. >> and 11:00, we'll be wack hope you join us. good morning. breaking news, showdown in moscow. >> i look forward to a very open, candid, frank exchange. secretary of state tillerson's meeting with his russian counterpart under way. already tense words. president trump's intentions and vacancies at the state department. will tillerson get that meeting with president putin? the kremlin saying this morning it's possible. damage control. >> i made a mistake. i'm owning up to it. >> white house press secretary sean spicer issues an apology for this controversial comment about the holocaust. >> someone as despicable as hitler, who didn't sink to using chemical weapons.
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>> now, growing calls for him to be fired. >> is your job safe? >> spicer's answer to nbc news. taking a break. amid his sexual harassment schedule, bill o'reilly says he's going on vacation. the fox news host telling viewers the trip was preplanned. the question this morning, will he be back? and controversial case. a massive battle over an execution in the state of maine. the subject, this dog. the governor's pardon just overturned. dakota's face now in the hands of the state supreme court, today, wednesday, april 12th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. we have another busy news this morning. >> high-stakes meetings going on
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as we speak. >> we've been talking about them for weeks. they're under way between secretary of state rex tillerson and russia's foreign minister. this comes amid new accusations that russia helped cover up the chemical attack in syria. we've got complete coverage this morning. let's start with andrea mitchell in moscow. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. there is already a tough day. sharp disagreements for rex tillerson. disagreements over syria. and the russians even complaining there are not enough people appointed to the state department for them to talk to. secretary of state getting lectured this morning from his russian counterpart, sergey lavrov. the russians objecting to what they call contradictory messages from washington. and the u.s. air strike against syria. lavrov saying, apart from words, we also saw some very troubling
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actions regarding the attack on syria. the two countries at odds over the recent chemical attack that left dozens dead and the subsequent u.s. strike on the syrian air base. tillerson says he hopes to narrow areas of disagreement. >> to clarify areas of differences so we can understand why the differences exist. >> reporter: the chief difference over the military strike that president trump called necessary in an interview with fox business news. >> when i see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons -- which they agreed not to use, under the obama administration, but they violated it. >> reporter: firing back on russian television today, russian president vladimir putin, where is the proof of syrian forces using chemical wells? there is none. president trump insisting the pictures of dying children left him no choice. the trump administration's message, first and foremost convincing vladimir putin to drop his support of the assad regime. warning russia it risks becoming
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irrelevant in the middle east. if it continues backing the syrian dictator. officials stopping short saying they knew russia was involved in the attack or knew it was going to happen. but a declassified intelligence report, accusing russia of covering up for assad after the attack. and calling out russia for mounting a disinformation campaign in order to, quote, create confusion and sow doubt in the intelligence community. james mattis, issuing a stern warning to the assad regime. >> if they use chemical weapons, they will pay a stiff price. >> reporter: but downplaying the escalation between russia and the u.s. >> we maintained communications with the russian military and with the diplomatic channels. it will not spiral out of control. >> reporter: and tillerson is hoping to have a meeting with vladimir putin before he leaves moscow. if he were not to get such a
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meeting it would be a real slap in the face, at a time when the foreign ministry is saying relations with the u.s. are at a worse stage than any time in the cold war. matt and savannah. >> thank you, andrea. michael leiter was part of the counterterrorism for president obama and bush. michael, good morning to you. lots to chew over here. >> good morning, savannah. how are you? >> we have tillerson trying to pressure moscow to abandon assad. tough words aside, what would work? what would change russia's calculus? >> i think we have to accept that our hand is pretty weak right now. putin is feeling quite strong. he has helped assad turn the tide against the opposition. he has re-established his port in the mediterranean. the use of chemical weapons makes him uncomfortable, he views himself as winning.
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they have a strong military presence there. and the confused messages out of the white house make him more confident that the u.s. isn't willing to escalate this much farther than we have. >> on the subject of the chemical attack, putin says, show me proof. i don't believe sarin gas was used. the u.s. intelligence community comes up with the proof. and then putin blames that on the same organization that's come up with failed intelligence in the past. isn't the problem here that if putin admits chemical weapons were used, russia has to take part of the blame? >> he does. but i'm not sure, in truth, he cares that much. he is really one who believes in hard power. and the messaging is much less important to him. but he is masterful at needling the u.s. and using disinformation to try to split the coalitions. using the history of iraq wmd, even if it has no analogy to here, is great for him. if you remember,
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it's what russia did, with the shootdown of the airliner over the ukraine. where russia had clear responsibility but tries to sow doubt to reduce the level of commitment from the west to really confront him. and a lack of cohesive set of new sanctions out of the g7 yesterday, to some extent, he's sown enough doubt to get through another day. >> and back to leverage. we have the president giving an interview just yesterday saying are we going to get involved in syria? no. how do you read that if you're putin? >> if you're putin, you see the u.s. taking an easy strike where there is low risk to us with the tomahawk missiles. but not being willing to commit fully. putin is taking advantage of that in a number of places. he took advantage of it in crimea and eastern ukraine and moving troops towards libya and egypt. putin is willing to be forceful. and the question is whether the
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united states, europe and nato can be a solid block to try to deter him in syria and beyond. that's yet to be proven. >> important meetings right now. >> michael leiter, thank you very much. >> thank you. as the meeting in moscow plays out here at home, there's a major new twist in the russia investigation. we're learning the fbi obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of then-trump campaign adviser carter page. nbc's kristen welker has more at the white house with that. hi kristen. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the latest revelations may be the clearest sign that the fbi had reason to believe that someone with ties to the trump campaign was in contact with the russians. but this morning, the man at the center of it all, carter page, an energy industry consultant, is firing back. calling this whole thing a political hit job. the justice department obtained a warrant from a foreign intelligence court judge to monitor the communications of carter page.
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at one time he was a policy adviser for the campaign. the application for the fisa warrant said page was an agent for the government overnight he called the surveillance unjustified selling nbc news how well the clinton obama regime wept to destroy our democracy and dissidents -- the fbi and d.o.j. declined to comment. but a white house official tells me that the new revelations seem -- something the president has asserted. but stresses that no evidence of collusion has been found. >> thank you very much. president trump is facing calls to fire white house press secretary sean spicer. this after he compared syria's president to adolf hitler and wrongly stated that even the
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nazi leader, hitler did not sink to using chemical weapons, which is false. spicer has publicly apologized. and peter alexander talked to him about this. peter, good morning. >> good morning to you. >> reporter: sean spicer tried to clean up that controversy. it came during the most celebrated holiday on the jewish calendar, passover. but his blunder is reinforcing one of the administration's biggest challenges right now. its inability to state its syria policy, days after last week's cruise missile strike. press secretary sean spicer this morning publicly apologizing. >> i'm absolutely sorry, especially during a week like this to make a comparison that's inappropriate and inexcusable. >> reporter: this apology in the wake of growing outrage, after spicer's misfire during the briefing, comparing bashar al assad to adolf hitler. >> we didn't use chemical weapons in world war ii. you know, you had a -- you know, someone as despicable as hitler,
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who didn't sink to using chemical weapons. >> reporter: the comment that spicer called an off-the-cuff remark, sparking criticism. many noting that millions were killed in nazi gas chambers during the holocaust. spicer given a chance to clarify. >> he was not using the gas on his people in the same way that assad is doing. he brought them into -- into the holocaust center. i understand that. in a way that assad used them, when he went into towns, dropped them down into the middle of towns -- it was brought -- the use of it, i appreciate the clarification. that was not the intent. >> reporter: spicer, apparently referring to concentration camps when he used the term holocaust centers. moments after the briefing, spicer issuing three amended clarifications. writing in part, in no way was i trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the holocaust. later with nbc news -- >> assad has done bad things.
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to make a comparison is a mistake. >> reporter: you recognize that hitler did kill -- >> i'm aware of what he did. but again, it was a distinction that didn't need to get made. >> reporter: still, the backlash was immediate. on air -- >> those comments were insensitive and ignorant without question. >> reporter: and online. barbra streisand blasting spicer for saying hitler didn't use chemical weapons on his own people. 6 million jews don't count? the top democrat in the house, nancy pelosi, calling for spicer to be fired. nancy pelosi says you should be fired. is your job safe? >> you know what, i made a mistake. i'm owning up to it. you know, this is obviously, i would expect or i would hope that everyone understands that we all make mistakes. and ask for forgiveness. >> reporter: so far, president trump is not commenting about spicer. but he is giving a less than ringing endorsement about steve bannon, with rumors swirling between rising tensions between senior aides and a possible shakeup at the highest levels of
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this administration. the president told "the new york post," i like steve. but you have to remember, he was not involved in my campaign until very late. i had already beaten all of the senators and all the governors and i didn't know steve. i'm my own strategist. the president adding, steve is a good guy. but i told them to straighten it out or i will. matt and savannah, back to you. >> peter alexander, thank you. >> a lot of lines to read between in that statement. in damage-control mode, united airlines. its ceo issuing a new apology for that incident where a man was forcibly removed from a flight. and for the first time, we're hearing from that passenger. nbc's tom costello has been on this story all week long. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. public relations experts say this is a textbook case how not to handle a company crisis. the airline is doing an about-face. no longer blaming the customer who remains hospitalized.
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today, we're hearing for the first time from a man roughed up in this video. >> my god. what are you doing? >> reporter: dr. david dowd, dragged from a united flight sunday by airport security, bloody and reportedly unconscious. >> look at what you did to him. >> reporter: all for refusing to give up his seat so united crew members could board. saying he had to go home to see patients. >> i have to go home. i have to go home. >> reporter: attorneys for dr. dowd are telling nbc news his family wants the world to know they are appreciative of the outpouring of prayers and supports. when asked what his injuries are, the 69-year-old tells a nbc affiliate, quote, everything. they are not commenting on the doctor's checkered history in kentucky. in 2004, he was placed on probation. he had his medical license suspended. he resumed practicing in 2015.
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the jaw-dropping video traveling around the world at warp speed. >> my god. unbelievable. >> traveling with kids, you don't want them to see something like that. >> reporter: this morning, new video before the altercation. >> i'm not going. i'm not going. >> reporter: the passenger who shot it said dr. dow was not belligerent. >> i did not see him raise his hands against the police. he was not fighting them. he wasn't getting up. he was resisting moving. they had to, you know, rip him up out of the seat. >> reporter: now at united, an all-out effort to gain control over a p.r. nightmare. ceo oscar munoz apologizing after he blamed dr. dow. and promising a full investigation by april 30th. he said in part, i've committed to our customers and our employees that we're going to fix what's broken that this never happens again. but the damage may be done. here and abroad. in china, the report rooked up
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270 million views on social media with talks of a boycott. over concerns dr. dow may have been targeted because he's asian. >> when you have over a billion chinese that could be future passengers for that airline, that's significant. >> reporter: this morning, multiple investigations, from the airline, from the city, from the department of transportation, and now 21 democratic senators also calling for an investigation. matt and savannah, back to you. >> tom, thank you. so, the question is can something like that happen to you? coming up, we're going to take a closer look at your rights as an airline passenger. >> a lot of people asking those questions this morning. meanwhile, britain's "daily mail" newspaper has agreed to pay melania trump an undisclosed amount of money for rumors about her time as a model. trump filed a $150 million lawsuit, claiming the 2016 article cost her millions of dollars in potential business. it included statements that trump, quote, provided services beyond simply modeling. today, "the daily mail"
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apologized for that article and said it would issue a retraction. want to show you a bizarre end to a police chase in central florida. the pursuit began when sheriff's deputies tried to pull over a suspect on a stolen atv. he rolled the vehicle, took off on foot and jumped into that lake. helicopters kept tabs of his whereabouts. when he reached the other side of the lake, deputies were waiting for him. he's charged with burglary, grand theft auto and felony criminal mischief. >> that didn't end well for him. al is here with a check of the weather. what's going on? >> we have a lot of water to talk about. stormy weather. this is san marcos, texas, in central texas. the streets were overwhelmed. look at that basketball court. talk about dunking. you would get wet. we're talking about heavy rain. and there's more on tap for today. in fact, our top weather story shows we have 39,000 square miles under risk of strong
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we get a look at the south bay. light rain coming down. mist and drizzle across the bay area. and we'll see the cloudy skies throughout the day. here's a look at that san francisco cam. you see the water droplets there. download the nbc bay area app so you can get a close view of the rad radar. we'll see the rain in and around the bay area with heavier downpours later this evening. lingering showered early tomorrow and a couple days of dry weather. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up, the life or death battle for dakota the dog, with a poardon from the governor overturned. does her fate rest with the maine supreme court? as the sexual harassment scandal swirls, bill o'reilly tells viewers he's going on vacation. will he return to his fox news show? first, this is "today" on nbc. (vo) love.
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we're also seeing that in the south bay as well. make sure you have the windshield wipers working and a nice jacket to keep you nice and dry. temperatures in the upper 50s. lower 50s for the north bay. radar not showing that much. with the exception of the light rain through san jose right now, and there will be breaks. don't expect it to rain all day. a line of some heavier showers moving in later this evening from north to south. it will also bring in gusty winds. looking at the forecast, temperatures in the upper 50s today. and two days left of dry weather. that will be on friday and saturday let's get an update on the roads with mike. >> all right, well, over on the left side of the screen, you see the coast, and careful along the peninsula as well. we're watching from the north bay, southbound 101 continues to jam up towards spenter avenue. two lanes still blocked. should have a crew arriving on scene any minute. the san mateo bridge, let's take a live look and show you it's soupy but at least the lanes are clear. i did see flashing lights, but
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no lanes blocked as far as chp is concerned. >> thank you. another local news update in half an hour.
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♪ it's wednesday morning, it's the 12th of april, 2017. here we go again with another big boisterous beautiful crowd gathered on our plaza and a nice day outside for them, too. >> beautiful day. we'll get out there in a little while. meanwhile, in studio, take a look at headlines. the highly anticipated meeting between secretary of state rex tillerson and russia's top diplomate got under way in russia this morning. secretary tillerson began those talks noting sharp differences exist between the two nations while russia's foreign minister warned against further air strike necessary syria. adding to those tense talks, a new declassified report
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unveiled. intelligence officials say they have yet to conclude that russian military authorities knew the about the chemical bombing in advance. another tense meeting for the white house today. president trump will secretary down with the secretary general of nato. the president has been highly critical of the alliance in the past saying it cost the u.s. too much money. let us begin this half hour with a heated court battle in maine. it's an unusual one making headlines across the country. it centers on a dog that was condemned to death. nbc's stephanie gosk is here with the latest on this. >> guys, it's a strange one. dakota is running out of time. multiple court cases, hearings, motions, a pardon from the governor of maine himself and now an appeal to the supreme court of the state. her supporters are doing everything they can on to keep her alive. >> this is the husky, dakota. nearly the entire judicial system of the state of maine has been fired up to argue her case.
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they say, in effect, on death row. and on tuesday, a district court judge rejected the latest attempt to save her life. >> i really want her to stay alive, obviously. >> it's hard not to feel bad for dakota. just look at that takes. but the story is not that simple. it begins last may. dakota jumped into a neighbor's yard, attacking zoe whose owners looked on in horror. >> the most horrific thing you can imagine to hear a dog you love to deeply and to hear it wimpering and trying and dying in your arms. >> zoe didn't survive. d.a. megan maloney filed a civil case against dakota's honor. the judge ruled dangerous. perry was required by maine law to keep the husky in a secure place, designed to prevent the animal from escaping from the enclosure. but in february, it happened again. dakota jumped into the same
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neighbor's yard. the d.a. says she attacked the couple's new dog, bruce wayne. t dakota's owner disputes that account. the pug had no injuries. but back in civil court, the judge ordered dakota be utah niced. but this is where the story took an unexpected turn. the human society pled for dakota's life. >> on march 30th, the governor granted dakota a full pardon. >> the governor cannot issue a pardon this a civil case, cannot issue a pardon for an animal and is supposed to follow a procedure. so all three of those were violated in this case. but for me, the one that's the most important is the governor should listen to the victim before making a decision. >> now the case may wind up in the state supreme court. dakota's supporters hoping the
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judges there might give the husky another chance. >> while the supreme court decides whether to take the case, dakota is being held at the humane society. they say she has been playful and cooperative showing no signs of aggression. the humane society tells us this is a good reminder for all dog owners that they need to protect their dogs tr getting into trouble. >> and protect their neighbors from their dogs at times, yeah. st stephanie. >> keep us posted. >> thank you. now to bill o'reiley. we've been covering the sexual harassment claims he's been takesing. thou the fox news star says she's taking a vacation. >> o'reiley told his viewers his decision to take a break was planned a while ago. but with advertisers fleeing his show in droves, new questions are being raised about whether he will, indeed, return to the air. >> fox news star bill o'reiley announcing tuesday night that he's taking a break. the embattled host told viewers
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that he's going on a vacation. >> this time of i'll have a full report when i return. >> reporter: o'reilly is set to return on april 24th. but the announcement comes on the heels of a sexual harassment scandal causing speculation about his future. >> inside fox news, there's a feeling that bill o'reilly's future at the network is in jeopardy. and tonight's announcement that he's going on vacation has fueled speculation he may never return to the air at fox news. >> reporter: while o'reilly's viewers are standing by him, dozens of companies are not. more than 60 have pulled commercials from his show. rupert murdoch and his sons are split on o'reilly's future. >> james murdoch is pushing for o'reilly to be taken off the air. but his father, rupert murdoch is resisting. he really focuses on the bottom line. and bill o'reilly, up to this point, has been a profit center for the network. >> reporter: one of o'reilly's
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accusers, dr. wendy walsh, spoke to nbc news, said her claim will be investigated by the network. >> i was encouraged they're going to actually take this first step and do some kind of investigation. >> reporter: a guest who frequently appeared on o'reilly's show, walsh says the 67-year-old promised the make her a paid contributor at the network in 2013. but after rebuffing his advances, walsh says o'reilly failed to follow through. >> i'm not here for the money. my silence is not for sale. i'm here for the future of my daughters and all of the daughters in america who are entering the workforce in droves. i want them to have a safe, nontoxic work environment. >> reporter: a number of hosts are expected to fill in for o'reilly for two weeks. >> his strategy is to keep his head down and say as little as possible, which is striking because bill o'reilly traditionally does not back down from a fight. >> reporter: a fight with no end in sight.
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>> all of us deserve a break. make sure you take yours. >> a fox news spokesperson would not comment on where o'reilly and his family would be vacationing. but the plans were made last october. arrangements were made last october. guys. let us turn over to al and get a check of the weather. >> a spectacular day yesterday throughout the northeast and mid-atlantic states. 60s, 70s, 80s, some places even approaching 90. look at the record temperatures. hartford, 88 degrees. islip, 69 only because of that ocean effect there. but today, temperatures will, again, right now get up into the 60s. a little cooler, but still, hard to believe we've actually got flood watches up. why? 2 to 5 feet of snow earlier. now we're down to 1 to 3 feet of snow because of the melting. so that melting snow back drains into the rivers so we actually have flood watches and flood warnings from bangor, maine,
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down to we've got some spotty light showers around the bay area this morning and we'll see the cloudy skies throughout the day. temperature wise, as you step out the door, we have mid to upper 50s. it's 53 degrees in san francisco. as we go through today, going to see this becoming more widespread later this evening, but the bigger picture shows the larger storm system is still well to the north. we'll start to see that rain moving into the north bay by about 7:00 or 8:00 this evening with heavier downpours moving into the south bay later. >> don't forget. get that weather anytime you need it. go to our friends at the weather channel on cable. >> thank you very much. coming up next, as outrage grows over that incident on the united flight, what you need to know about your rig
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back, now, with a question a lot of you might be asking. in the wake of that incident, where a man was dragged off that united airlines plane, what are your rights when you board a flight? >> nbc's kerry sanders has been looking into this. he's in atlanta this morning. hi, kerry. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. with a ticket in hand, you might figure that's your right to get on the plane. certainly the passenger who was on the united flight, who was seated on the plane, figured this was enough. but what most people don't know, there is fine print associated with this ticket. there's more than 60 pages. it spells out the various ways and reasons an airline can kick you off the plane. we all know when you fly, there are rules. when you have to arrive at the airport, the size of your luggage, how much it weighs, what you can and docannot carry with you. but the horrifying scene of this man being dragged off a united flight is causing a national
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conversation about airline rules, passenger rights and a lilt-known fact. ultimately airlines have the final say of who gets to fly on their planes. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the rules are laid out on every airline website. it's called a contract of carriage. but to most passengers, it's legal gobbledygook. have you ever read the fine print of your airline ticket? >> i have never read the fine print. >> that fine print maybe says we don't have the rights i assume we did. >> reporter: most passengers assume the ticket guarantees them a seat. it does not. while the fine print varies from airline-to-airline, it's all similar. laying out a list of airline rights, roughly 37,000 words of them. if a flight is overbooked, they can bump you off. a pregnant woman can be kicked off if her due date is seven days or less. anyone so overweight they can't buckle their zelt intet, can be
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booted. even offensive body odor, no shoes or not properly clothed. and the airline can deny you a seat. >> airlines have more latitude to take you off of a flight than you might think. and it's for a variety of reasons. but this is just laying the legal groundwork to do something that they hope will never have to do. >> i'm glad none of you were yanked off your plane. >> reporter: whether any of this is funny or not, comedians are jumping onboard. >> you do what we say, when we say. and there won't be a problem. capisce? and if you resist, we'll beat you so badly, you'll use your own face as a flotation device. >> reporter: without overbooking, there would be nearly empty planes because of no-shows. and that he add, other rules are there for the comfort and safety of passengers. but some travelers say they are paying more attention now. >> i think what they've proven is no matter how much i spend
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for a ticket, they own us. we don't own them. it's disheartening. >> reporter: in the case of united, the airline says it chose the passengers it kicked off at random. other airlines use the lofo system. last on first off. other airlines use a system of unfrequent travelers. if there's somebody that doesn't travel that airline very often, and they need to kick somebody off and you're that customer, you're likely to get kicked off. united says this morning, they are now reviewing their policy of randomly selecting passengers. savannah? matt? >> all right. more to come on that, for sure. kerry sanders, thank you. coming up, what is so controversial about an article on one woman's weight loss? dylan is over in the orange room this morning. she'll explain why "cosmo" is she'll explain why "cosmo" is feeling the ♪ predictable. the comfort in knowing where things are headed. because as we live longer... and markets continue to rise and fall...
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so, dylan is running the show in the orange room. you're talking about an article that is getting a lot of attention. >> it certainly is. it's "cosmopolitan" magazine. they're under fire for their article titled how this woman lost 44 pounds without any exercise. that sounds appealing. but if you click through the article you'll find the harrowing story of simone who lost weight after suffering health issues, including multiple infections and a rare form of cancer. the article does not credit the illness with the weight loss, only it led to her finding a diet plan that works for her. social media users took issue with it. with that misleading headline, they're writing, sigh, cosmo. her story is inspiring not because of her weight loss. don't row mant size her illnesses with this click baiting. delete this. the magazine deleted the tweet, promoting the article. and now, the story appears on
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we start out, we do have low clouds, fog, and even light rain. here's the at the golden gate bridge, with the wind shield wipers on as the drivers come across. we're also seeing spotty showers in the south bay and wet roads at this point. we're going to see at times some light rain moving through. and also some cloudy skies throughout the day, but the heavier rain arrives this evening with this storm system. still well to the north of us. but that will bring in some gusty winds and some quick heavy downpourser on. but looking at some times of light rain through at least early afternoon. and then mostly cloudy skies as the rain takes a break. we're seeing the yellows and reds here indicating the heavier rain set to move in to santa rosa by 7:00. san francisco by 10:00. and the south bay by 11:00 to around midnight. as we head over to mike, let's get an update on what's happening on the roadways. >> the peninsula sees more wind,
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the yellow highlighting there. we see the mist and drizzle. slick roadways around much of the bay. looking to the south bay where the traffic continues to move pretty well northbound. mild slowing. minor incidents moved to the shoulder. slow in through hayward, all directions. that congestion happened over the last half hour. starting to ease a bit heading to the bay bridge. a typical build. wreel look at the oakland camera. an incident on the shoulder. flashing lights, but they're tough to see. >> thank you very much. 7:57. happening now, two chp officers being credited with helping save an off-duty police officer involved in a fiery crash in livermore. that officer was trapped in his car but suffered only minor injuries. you can link to the details and video of the mangled metal in our twitter feed. >> a tense start to secretary of state rex tillerson's meeting with russian leaders. the u.s. is being accused of carrying out an unlawful attack in syria. details on our home page. and on our facebook page, financial damage one newspaper is facing for spreading rumors
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maxx you. maxx life. t.j.maxx it's 8:00 on "today." and coming up, tillerson's tough task. >> our meetings today come at an important moment in the relationship. >> the secretary of state facing an uphill battle as he begins tense meetings with russian officials. a growing rift between washington and the kremlin. will he meet vladimir putin face-to-face. or will he face an international snubbing? plus, searching for the answer. google fires back after claims it pays women substantially less than men, as natalie takes us inside silicon valley's latest equal pay scandal. ♪ and charlize theron accepts
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her fate. >> no one is ready for this. >> the oscar winner opens up on why she's gone bad in the newest installment of the blockbuster franchise. >> it's nice to have a studio to play a psychotic villain. >> today, wednesday, april 12th, 2017. ♪ >> girls trip to nyc. >> it's my sister's birthday and i'm on the "today" show. >> celebrating our birthday in new york city. ♪ >> all the way from reinberg, germany. >> today in new york. woo. [ cheers and applause ] >> we're back, now, 8:00 on a
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wednesday morning. let me stop and say a beautiful wednesday morning. the 12th day of april 2017. and as we continue this week of massive crowds, want to thank everyone for getting up early and joining us. this is really cool. >> it's so beautiful. let's do the rest of the show outside. >> we could do that. >> yeah. >> yes. just ahead, how about -- well, thank you. that's awfully nice of you. just ahead, some early help for an important day. our pal, jill, is here with a special mother's day edition of "steals and deals." >> we have to brag on charlie and olivia. they're here right now. and charlie had an important milestone, olivia. >> he did. when the puppies are rised to be service dogs. has a few check-in points along the way. and he had a check-in point. and he, i'm happy to report, thanks to the "today" show's
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practice and experience, he sailed through basic obedience. >> he sailed, not failed. >> sailed through. he is such a great dog. >> yeah. >> you're doing a great job. >> thank you so much. >> congratulations, charlie. >> way to, go bud. good boy. >> he's a superdog. thank you, olivia. congrats to you, too. >> thank you. now, it's time for headlines. here's your news at 8:00. >> reporter: and we begin with a showdown in moscow, where secretary of state rex tillerson is being lectured by his russian counterpart. and vladimir putin is on russian television slamming u.s. policy in syria. a tense meeting today between the secretary of state and his counterpart, sergey lavrov. the chief disagreement over syria, the chemical attack that left dozens dead. and the u.s. missile strike against the syrian air base. lavrov saying, apart from words, we saw some very troubling
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actions on the attack on syria. lavrov saying he hopes it doesn't happen again. pointing out that the russians have no one to talk to at the state department because the new administration is so far behind on appointing people. tillerson promising frank talks to narrow the differences. >> further clarify areas of sharp difference so we can better understand why the differences exist. >> reporter: president trump justifying his decision to retaliate with military force by the horror of the chemical attack. in an interview with fox business news. >> when i see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons, which they agreed not to use under the obama administration. but they violated it. >> reporter: russia's president vladimir putin firing back on russian television today. saying, where is the proof of syrian forces using chemical weapons? there is none. a tense standoff, chiefly over syria, but also ukraine and the russian hacking to interview with the u.s. election. tillerson on his first trip here
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as a diplomat, a far cry from when he was honored here by a friendship medal by putin, when tillerson was doing big oil deals as the ceo of exxon mobil. and tillerson hoping to have a meeting with vladimir putin to try to resolve some of the differences, as this relationship heads in a very bad direction. matt? >> all right, andrea mitchell in moscow. andrea, thank you very much. white house press secretary sean spicer, struggling to move past his controversial remarks on tuesday, misrupting history, in comparing syrian president, bashar al assad, to adolf hitler. >> you know, you had a -- someone as despicable as hitler, who didn't sink to the -- to using chemical weapons. >> spicer's comments drew outrage from critics who noted that millions of jews were murdered in gas chambers in the holocaust. spicer issued several
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clarifications as well an apology for the hitler analogy. >> it didn't need to get made. they did horrendous, heinous things to innocent people. and to make any comparison is regrettable and a mistake. >> the top democrat in the house, nancy pelosi, called for spicer to be fired. coming up next, is google underpaying its female employees? the bombshell allegation heleved against the tech giant and how that company is responding this morning. then, on "trending." tomato, tomattomato. the great debate over how to say words we use every day. and the new girl in wish your skin could bounce back like it used to? neutrogena® hydro boost water gel. instantly quenches skin to keep it supple and hydrated day after day. with hydrating hyaluronic acid, which retains up to a thousand times its weight in water. this refreshing water gel plumps skin cells with intense hydration
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we're back, now. 8:09 with a new wrinkle in the gender pay gap debate. >> tech giant, google, under fire from federal authorities saying the company does not correctly compensate william. natalie morales is in california. >> reporter: google is one of the companies in silicon valley that prides itself on its pork pla workplace culture. this morning, google is pushing back against a bombshell allegation that it underpays women. in a lengthy online post, the tech giant says they conduct rigorous analysis of its pay practices, adding there's no gender pay gap at google. this coming after the labor department accused the company of, quote, systemic composition disparities of women, across the entire workforce. that explosive accusation, made after the department sued
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google, demanding the company turn over compensation data it refused to provide in a routine audit. according to "the guardian," they found pay disparities in 2015 data and are seeking more information to evaluate the root of the problem. >> the department of labor wants google to release more information about how it pays its employees. and google is saying that that's a violation of privacy of their employees. that their request for information is too broad. we're going to see how the request for data plays out. >> reporter: google says it is taken aback by the labor department's claim. it came owithout supporting dat. but employees saw the controversy coming. >> i'm not surprised by the denial of google this week. and i'm not surprised they're not really approaching this in a collaborative bway to make sure they change for themselves and the rest of the industry. >> reporter: for years, the issues of equal pay and diversity has taken center stage
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at google. with google's highest-ranking female executive pushing for diversity in this corporate video. >> we want to see people from underrepresented group because it makes us a better company. >> reporter: but the latest numbers released by the company, shows there is work to be done. with women making up just 31% of google's overall workforce. and only 24% are in leadership positions. the issues of diversity and equal pay extend far beyond google in male-dominated silicon valley. >> it's hard to find a company in silicon valley who hasn't faced a charge for paying men more than women. >> reporter: at the executive level, there's 22% pay disparity between men and women in tech. many women say there's room for improvement. last year, i spoke to tracy chow a board member for include, a nonprofit promoting diversity at
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technology companies. you see the problem as two-fold. >> there is a part of education system. and not enough girls interested in math and science. once you do get to industry, the environment is not always as frndly as it can be to people from different backgrounds. >> reporter: when it comes to google, another former female employee tells nbc news, the company's blog post defending its pay practices is, quote, a good story. but she says she's not convinced the company has done the work to make equal pay a reality. matt and savannah? >> okay. natalie, thank you very much. >> thanks, nat. now, we turn to what is trending today. there's nothing we love on "trending" more than a good food holiday. is that correct? >> that's correct. >> people, it's grilled cheese day. i almost dropped it. everybody picked the favorite grilled cheese. tuesday, we have some grilled cheese facts. saturdays are the most popular
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days of the week to get grilled cheese. but tuesday is the least popular. >> tuesday is the least popular day for everything. we ranked the days of the week, tuesday is the worst day of the week. >> it is. >> anyway, what did you get on yours? >> i'm old-fashioned, white bread and american cheese. >> i add bacon. >> i knew it. >> what's yours? >> i said whatever you want because i don't believe you can mess up grilled cheese. i don't know. just some cheese on bread. >> that's yours is the same, basically. i have cheddar on rye toast. not above on occasion putting thinly sliced tomato. do you like grilled cheese and tuna? >> yeah. it's great. >> you can miss up grilled cheese. >> i did grilled cheese shame you. i didn't agree with what you went with. >> i didn't take it personally. you say tomato. i say tomato. there's a lot of words that stir
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debate over how they're pronounced. buzzfeed. they were bored and on a wednesday morning they put up a quiz to find and settle all these things once and for all. i'm going to put up a word. al, start with you. put the first word up. >> route. >> dylan? >> i think i say route. >> route. >> they connected a little survey. route, 66% of people say route. 34% say route. >> they will rout you to a certain number. >> rerouted. >> or routed in a game if you lose badly. yes, it is. put the second word up. al, we start with you again. >> i'm in the minority of this one. i say aunt. >> aunt. >> aunt, as well. 62% say aunt. 37% say aunt. let's try one more. this one is more difficult. here's the ward. >> caramel. >> caramel, as well. >> what do you say? >> a lot of people say caramel.
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>> the second "a" is silent? >> 62% say caramel. and 32% say caramel. >> do you say orange? >> i say florida. >> how do you say wash? >> wash. >> my grandma said wash. >> i say orange. you say orange. >> orange. >> ooh. >> now, we're getting to it. >> aren't you glad we're done with this? >> yes, we are. >> that's my third grade book of jokes. >> that was perfect. college football, intense. there's a lot of plays you have to practice and memorize. the statue of liberty, the hail mary. do you know about the can't touch this? take a look. ♪ ♪
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>> ooh, yes. >> wait for the big finish. that's san jose state's coach alonzo carter, turning halftime into hammer time. why does he do that so well? his previous job was a backup dancer on tour with m.c. hammer. that's why you cannot touch that. >> he is. >> he hasn't forgotten a single move. >> are you ready for "pop start"? >> i am. let's start with john geils. the founder of the j. geils band died at 71. police found him unresponsive when they stopped by his massachusetts home for a well-being check and said he most likely died of natural causes. the j. geils band had 11 studio albums and a number of hits. "center fold," "love sinks." he will certainly be missed. david letterman's mother
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died tuesday at the age of 95. dorothy was an audience favorite on late night. she made occasional appearances from her kitchen in indiana to play pie guessing games. our condolences to dave and his family. and helen mirren will appear on the "fast and furious 8" a role she admits she begged for. not what you would expect from her. what else don't we know about ms. mirren? buzzfeed sat down with her to find out. >> probably a smooth, actually. i'm lazy. >> a nice little vodka. you know, straight up or vodka gimlet straight up. or vodka. >> learn how to say [ bleep ] more often. say [ bleep ] more often. >> wow. >> do we need to have subtitles for her? >> wow. >> she adds that she has a knack for painting and air cutting. who knew?
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>> but not saying -- >> blank off. >> that's your "pop start." dylan,thank you. mr. roker? >> wow. >> aren't you glad this is over? >> not soon enough. we got warm weather across the country. this is widespread warm. jet stream way up to the north. the exception being the pacific northwest and coastal california. look at the temperatures, 10 to 15 to 20 degrees above normal for today. and that will continue right on into thursday. and look what happens as we head into the weekend. for example, baltimore, 84 on easter sunday. atlanta, 83 on sunday. new orleans gets to 81 on easter sunday. and tulsa, looking good with temperatures in the low 80s. that's what's going on around good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have cloudy skies and spotty showers moving through the bay area. any rain that we see for the first part of the day will be fairly light and there will be some breaks in between, but a larger storm system will be arriving later on this evening
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with some rounds of some heavier rain and also gusty winds. we'll still see some light rain through at least lunchtime. cloudy skies and even a few peeks of sunshine before the rain arrives in the north bay starting at 7:30 this evening. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> thank you, al. our latest "soul searching today." it's ways to find deeper meeting and perspective. >> jenna bush hager met with a woman who dealt with a crisis of faith. >> good morning, guys. our faith can shape our beliefs but can also force us to re-examine them. that was a case for a mom i met with when she was faced with a very personal parenting challenge. >> i was born a republican. tea partier. devout southern baptist evangelist. you know, faith is something that is just part of who i am. >> reporter: but kimberly had to take a hard look at her beliefs
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because of her 6-year-old daughter, kai. >> kai is bubbly and loud and happy and energetic. and she's sweet. >> reporter: but kai was born joseph, a boy. >> kai would tell me, you know i'm a girl, from the age of 3. kai would tell me, you know i'm a girl. >> reporter: she had difficulty accepting what kai was telling her. >> i thought being transgender was your choice. when i would hear stories of other parents letting their children transition, i would think to myself, what is your problem? you need to raise these kids in the ways of the lord. and i was extremely judgmental. >> thank you, god, for -- >> reporter: it all changed one day when she heard kai praying. >> hearing kai pray and let joseph go home and be with jesus and never come back --
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>> reporter: what did that mean? >> kai was begging the lord to let her die. >> reporter: when you heard that, what went through your mind? >> i have to do something. i have to save my child. i knew at that moment i would rather have a transgender child than a dead child. >> these are our sleeping shoes. >> reporter: she sought out the held of psychiatrist. if you lived on a deserted island with kai, would you let her wear girl clothing? and what did you say? >> i said yes. >> reporter: how did that change your outlook? >> it changed my outlook because the next thing that she said to me was, if you would let kai dress like a girl on a deserted island, your issue isn't with god because he sees you everywhere. your issue is how people are going to perceive you. >> reporter: so, she turned to the one constant in her life that always provided her greatest source of strength. talk to me about how you grappled with your faith.
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how faith helped in some ways. >> i like to explain it, that religion is what kept me from letting her transition. and it was my faith that allowed me to let her transition. >> reporter: two years ago, with peace in her heart, she let kai begin the process of transitioning to a girl. >> kai just blossomed. we're not getting medications. we haven't had surgeries. she picks her own clothes she's comfortable with. we use pronouns that make her feel safe, secure, validated. s t feel safe, secure, validated. >> reporter: and like herself. >> and like herself. >> reporter: what's kai's faith like? >> her faith is the faith of a child. and it's beautiful to watch. but it's impertive to me to make sure kai knows who she is and that she's firm in her faith, so when the world does start to attack her and tell her that she's less than, that she's
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prepared for that. >> reporter: she recently held a press conference, publicly apologizing to the lgbtq community for her past beliefs. >> i'm sorry for every time that i plucked a bible verse out of context and i hurt you with it. >> reporter: still a faithful bible reader, she sees her religion through different eyes. >> i hope people would hear our story and at least step back and be more empathetic and realize that being a transgender christian isn't an oxymoron. being a hateful christian is an oxymoron. >> jesus loves me. and y'all, everyone in the world. >> reporter: who are you now? >> i'm just a woman who loves the lord. and genuinely loves people. and that's enough. >> reporter: so, kimberly attends the church. and she has found some support
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there. she is fighting her school district's denial for kai to use the girl's restaurant and working with the lbgtq community to make a change. >> we were talking about when that uh was running how brilliant that psychiatrist was to put her to that test. asking her to confront her beliefs versus her faith. >> and her faith has guide helped this decision. it held her back at first. and now, it helped her show love. and that's what she says is most important. >> so inspirational. >> incredible. >> thank you. >> kai really is. coming up tomorrow, we meet a woman who is welcoming strangers into her home to bring different faiths together. just ahead, we're getting you ready for a couple of important holidays. tom is here with the easter menu. and jill has mother's day "steals & deals." >> and grilled cheese day, i'm ...
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==topvo== two chp officers are being cred w a very good wednesday morning to you. 8:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. two off-duty police officers being credited for the saving the life of a police officer involved in a crash. it happened around midnight in a construction zone around livermore. the car caught fire after smashing into a big rig and the officer became trapped. two chp officers working at the scene jumped into action, put out the fire. arriving firefighters eventually pulled the man from the car. he was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and later released. let's check that morning commute right now with mike. h how's it looking? >> it's looking all right. the orange over here is where our road weather index talks about higher winds so be careful
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♪ good morning. it's 8:30. it's wednesday, april 12th. beautiful day out here on our plaza. great bunch of folks. everyone is in a good mood. it's feeling warm. spring is here. charlie passed his test. it's national grilled cheese day. it is just a great day, is it not? >> a perfect day. >> it's only going to get better. jill martin has all of the "steals & deals" that you need for this coming mother's day. this way, you can make sure you are the favorite child. >> i already know i am.
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>> me, too. you can call 2017 the year of charlize theron. she has four movies, including a new role in "the fast and furious" franchise. we're going to hear from her. if you're wondering what to make for easter. our pal, tom colicchio is in the kitchen to plan our menus. we go from pork to walking over here. we have lord stanley's cup here. that's right. it is officially playoff season in the hockey world. the iconic -- >> don't touch. >> you can't touch it? i was about to hug it. >> don't touch this. >> the 125-year-old trophy has been raised in celebration by nhl greats like bobby orr, wayne gretzky, mark messier, sidney crosby, just to name a few. >> who will get that honor this year? nbc sports group will televise as many as 105 playoff games. 250 hours of programming during the months of april, may and
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june. it kicks off tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern on nbcsn, with the rangers and canadiens. don't miss a minute. there is nothing like playoff hockey. or don't miss 10 million minutes because that's how much we're going to air. >> that's right. capital fan over there. >> oh, yeah. >> security, escort that guy out of here. >> nick and i got to go to the last home game of the rangers. it was pretty good. they beat the penguins. >> le's go rangers. check of the weather, mr. roker. >> nice friends over here. look at that. oh, you want to be a "today" show reporter. "today" show reporter. where are you from? >> maryland. >> all right. thank you very much for coming down. let's check your weather. you can see for today, we are looking at rip currents along the eastern shore of florida. severe storms in west texas. mild again through the plains. more wet weather, northern california and the pacific northwest. rain in northern new england. so tomorrow, sunshine for the most part up and down the east coast.
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mild in the good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we've got some light rain moving through parts of the bay area and a larger storm system will be set to arrive in the bay area this evening, so let's take a look at the timeline. going to see some cloudy skies and some off-and-on light rain through at least lunchtime. then as we go through the day, some breaks, maybe even a little sunshine as temperatures rise into the mid-60s. and then the heavier rain starts to move into the north bay by 7:00 to 8:00 tonight. san francisco by 10:00 and the south bay a little bit later. >> and that is your latest weather. don't forget, make sure you get the weather when you need it, wherever you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. now, let's head back in for "steals & deals." >> al makes sure everyone gets a shot on camera. thank you so much. it is time for "steals &
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deals." we help you get ready for mother's day shopping. jill martin is here. why are we doing it a month early? >> so many times holidays sneak up on us. and we don't have the gift and the day before we're scrambling. kick your feet up, order now. get your finger on the computer. and everything will come in time, ahead of mother's day. put a bow on it and hand it over. >> great. let us start. >> first, i have a surprise for you. we have a picture to acknowledge your beautiful mother and my beautiful mother. >> that's an oldy. that's a throwback. that's my mom and three kids. >> and so grateful for my mom. that was recently. >> your mom we talk about every "steals & deals." >> and the book club. we start with pure fiber loungewear. the retail, $104. you can feel it. it's organic cotton. you get the pants and the top.
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this is a great way for breakfast in bed. the deal, $26. 75% off. >> nice and cozy. my mom doesn't like to be too hef i ha heavy. >> my mom gets heat flashes. olive eve handbags. this is the best selling zoe tote. it's pebble leather. it comes in five colors. you can go to to see all of the options. the deal, $89. 75% off. the organization that we love. an you take the strap off. and it can become more of a tote. >> you can fit an ipad or a laptop if you want. >> definitely. >> next up -- >> you gave the price, right? >> 75% off. $89, if i did not. >> i am wearing mine. but i didn't give you yours. >> you didn't give me mine. >> a "v" or a "c" on your neck. or an initial. you can do all of the different
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options, good luck, the clover. i love you to the moon and back. this is tretails at $150. celebrity fans include brooke shields, carrie underwood and jordin sparks. the deal, $29.99. >> super cute. >> and you and i like to layer. at that place, you can take a few. >> and make a look, yeah. >> this is a huge hit. we like to bring it back. the stationery studio stationery. you get 31 note cards and three spring-inspired colors. they come with the envelope in this box. you literally have to add the bow. guaranteed delivery before mother's day. the deal, $39. 70% off. >> it's one of the gifts to get. it's a splurge you wouldn't do
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yourself. >> you seem like you really planned. >> i'm killing it this year, mom. >> this is below the belt love clutch. retail $165. you see the metal leather. beautiful color. >> really cute. >> amal clooney and kendall jenner are huge fans of the brand. you can wear it as a wristlet or a clutch. >> you can put it in that purse, for organization. >> the deal, $34, 79% off. this is the ayres beauty sets. retail $122. a six-piece body care gift. four selections to choose from. four sets. six in each. you can go on to see what you get. 100% made in the u.s. the deal $37, 70% off. >> last but not least. >> always great. the m.b. york eye shadow set. it's paint by numbers.
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six shadows, three brushes and a diagram that's fool-proof. you can look at the diagram. they're numbered. this is an easy way to get a silky eye. >> and comes with the brushes. >> the retail $65. the deal, $20. we have a surprise for our mommys in the plaza today. >> tell me. >> dylan is outside. and we're giving some to all of our moms in the plaza. happy early mother's day. >> everybody is loving it. loungewear. and handbags. and necklaces. personalized stationery. the below the belt clutches. beauty sets from ayers. and the m.b. york eye shadow pallet. go to and get the fingers clicking. >> happy early mother's day. coming up next, oscar winner charlize theron. but first this, is "today" on nbc. i chose you for this squad because
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back. it's 8:41. it's been fun catchliing up wit the stars of "the fast and the furious" franchise. this morning, we will catch up with the newest addition of that club. joe fryer caught up with her. >> good morning. the "fast and furious" franchise has many familiar faces, including vin diesel and dwayne johnson. now, a new star, oscar-winning actress, charlize theron. >> one thing i can guarantee, no one is ready for this. >> reporter: every action movie needs a bad guy. or in the case of "the fate and the furious," a bad girl. >> this saving the world robin hood nonsense you've been doing recently, it's not you. >> reporter: you are the first female villain in the fast and
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furious movie. how does that feel? >> it's good. it's good. it's good. it's an honor. men owned this real estate. it was nice to finally have a studio back a woman to go and play a psychotic villain. >> reporter: charlize theron plays a hacker with evil intentions. >> your team is about to go up against the one thing they can't handle. >> that's what? >> you. >> reporter: you played a villain in this movie. a villain in the huntsman movies. something you're trying to tell us? >> i've been doing this for 20-years plus. it's not too bad, right? just my picasso blue period. this is my villain period. >> reporter: theron is stepping into the eighth chapter of a wildly popular franchise. a new addition to a familiar family. >> michelle rodriguez was funny and great. every day, cheering me on and
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asking if i was being as bad as i needed to be. it was a really good experience. >> reporter: are you discovering how passionate the fans are? >> yeah. i thought i knew. this is on a whole different level. it's beautiful. it really is beautiful. >> how is the honeymoon going, dom? >> reporter: part of the film is set in havana. the first major movie shot in cuba, after the u.s. embargo was imposed in 1963. a welcome experience for theron. the south african actress produced a documentary about the country. >> i like the people a lot. they remind me of africans. of south africans particularly. they're resilient and full of life. and they're just really warm people. >> reporter: cuba has its own distinctive car culture, making its the perfect setting for a city that lives on wheels, even if theron's character does not. these movies are known for intense fight scenes. do you do that in this movie?
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>> i do nothing. i sit like this in a chair. and i say mean things. >> this should be interesting. >> reporter: and leave the stunts to everyone else? >> they do it so well. i'm not going to try to mess with something that's working that well. >> reporter: i have to say, you do aggressively type. >> i do aggressively type. that's because i don't know how to type. thanks for pointing that out. so, i just thought, go aggressive. ♪ >> reporter: she's all action in "atomic blonde," a movie out this summer that called for three months of heavy-duty training. can we call you charlize theron action star? >> wow. i'm not going to say no to that. >> reporter: as she says yes to her villainous side in this blockbuster franchise. >> be who you are. why live only a quarter mile at a time when you can live your whole life that way? >> reporter: theron says she did have fun playing a character outside of the norm. someone who she says takes a
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sledgehammer to the relationships formed by all of the other characters in the franchise. "the fate of the furious" from our sister company, universal, hits theaters on friday. >> joe, thank you very much. tired of serving the same old same old? tom colicchio has you covered with the ideal easter menu. it's going to make that for us upstairs in a couple of minutes. first, this the "today" on nbc. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ to take advantage of this offer on a volvo s90, visit your local dealer.
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8:47. back with "today food." easter. if you need help planning your menu, how about something different. tom colicchio, here with something different. we're making a pork dish. and it seemed to me, when you throw your pork over there.
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it wasn't there. talk to me about the ingredients. >> we have a pork loin. really important that the loin and the belly are attached. and we have ground pork. or you can use sausage. there's olive oil, ginger, cinnamon, herbs, sage, thyme and apple and some mustard seed. >> we're making a stuffed pork dish. >> apples and herbs and a little bit of ginger. that gets mixed. and salt, sugar and spices. >> i was reading this and thought, why do you need the sausage or the pork? why don't you just put this inside the rolled-up pork? >> you can. the reason we do this in the restaurant is because we buy whole animals. we grind up the pork and do it. should mix this up better. for time, we're okay. you kind of put that in there. and then, typically, you season this. and you roll this up. >> talk to me about the tying up
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of this. how hard is it to do to get it right? >> it's very easy. you want to trim this off so the ends meet. when i tie this, it's a simple knot that we use. a double-hitch knot. here. up and under. up and under. >> like double up the first step of tying your shoe. >> a slipknot. again, i would put about eight ties or so. for now, i just put two. up and under, up and under, and slip it. what we do is get rid of that. goes in a pan. >> nothing else but salt in the pan? >> a little oil in the pan. salt and pepper. a little bit of oil on top. and you can sear this on top of the stove or it can go right in the oven. >> if you sear it first, that
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takes a few minutes. >> you don't have to do it. it's a big enough roast. it can go right in the oven. >> it goes in the oven about how long? >> i like to start around 425 and bring it around 400 degrees and about 40 minutes. >> this is what it looks like when it comes out. >> this is what it looks like when it comes out. so, we just cut through the strings. and then, typically, after you cook it, it should rest for -- >> cut me a piece off there. it's an epic morning on the show. downstairs we've had grilled cheese. and now, we're doing this. how is this, guys? >> so good. >> so flavorful. >> for the garnish, come back this way. we have some turnips. and a little olive oil. you start your turnips, cut them in half and saute them and do them in batches. and the same thing with apples. you saute our apples. do that in batches, as well.
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>> if you're not a turnip fan, what could you replace them with? >> you can replace this with anything. going into spring, i would use peas, maybe some mint. you can do that. a little butter. or use roasted leaks or onions or things like that. it doesn't matter. after this is seared off. this goes in the oven, as well. >> let me steal a piece of that, thank you. >> then, we have our finished -- >> how long would the apple cooks? >> you want to brown them. and then, they go in the oven, about six, seven minutes. >> where did you come up with the sauce? i didn't see that. >> this little pan gravy, all of the drippings, after we roast it. glaze a little stock and mustard to it. that's it. >> what about the vegetables and the apples? >> i didn't know i liked turnips until now. >> and the cabbage, too. >> you're a turnip fan from way back, al. >> i like turnips. i just fell off the truck.
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>> and the technical name is porcetta. >> the pancetta is cooked the same way. same cut of meat. >> tom colicchio. you can head to and a lot of good thing there's. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. in the middle of a storm destiny struck.
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welcome back. our bellies are full. it's time for smucker's birthday. >> that would have been good. smucker's jam on the side of that. welcome back. our bellies are full. happy 100th birthday to -- she went to disney world when she was 90 years old. a baker from the bronx celebrating 100 years. she loves making chocolate pudding pies. happy 104th birthday. loves to go line dancing. dave mason of maine, 100 years old. he was the director of a summer camp for 30 years. i bet he saw short shooting. 100 years old. a retired photographer from missouri. played tennis well into his 80s. he's still playing. just not as well. happy 75th anniversary to harry
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and norman of chandler, arizona. these lovebirds met in high school and have been together ever since. god bless. don't forget, if you know somebody celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary, tell us all about them at and don't forget a photo. sorry. i didn't mean to dismiss the birthday. that pork was unbelievable. >> in your happy place right now. >> that was so good. >> it was very, very, good. >> weave co-host chef ryan scott, part of our celebrity chef week. and -- i've been having trouble saying her name all morning long. >> and we'll have sweet treats for easter. >> first your local news. >> and weather. i'm ...
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==topvo== angry parents plan to gather this afte a very good morning to you. it is 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. angry parents will gather in oakland this afternoon to send a message to oakland unified schools, no more budget cuts. the district is now weighing more cuts on top of recent spending rollbacks and a midyear hiring freeze. the problem is, the district is still falling short of meeting its current deficit. parents say the first round of cuts already having a deep ripple effect on campuses across
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the city. they plan to attend tonight's school board meeting after the protest. happening now, pete is talking with district leaders. he'll join us for a live report in our midday newscast. you can also link to more on our home page. sacramento police respond to a video that shows an officer throwing a pedestrian to the ground and repeatedly punching him. apparently it was all for jaywalking. details and the video on our twitter feed. finally on our facebook page, a new and some say far more sincere apology this morning from the united airlines ceo responding to the video of a passenger being forcibly dragged from a united airplane. another local news update is coming up in about half an hour. in the meantime i'll see you on our 11:00 a.m. newscast today. plan
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♪ this morning on "today's take" celebrity chef week continuing with ryan scott and luxurious air. famika jansen and corey hawkins letting us in. plus, showing you how to make deviled eggs. all that and more right now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it is wednesday morning, april 12th, 2017. and you're listening to a little j. geils "freeze frame" in honor of j. geils passing abap "center
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fold." "love stinks." >> you hear that song and you perk up. absolutely. >> we are perked up because we have our celebrity chef today, the well-coifed ryan scott. [ applause ] here to talk about cooking. but we had a morning meeting. and our executive producer, tammy filler, went in on your hair. >> she didn't go in. she beat me up. >> how much she loved your hair before. i think we have a picture of before and after. and so, there's that. >> okay. >> that's kind of -- >> like a weight loss program. look at that. >> a little seacrest there. >> and now, this. what do you think? >> here's my thing, part of the reason i like you in this moment and like you right now is because of the story behind it. after you got married, you decided to turn up the volume and shake it up and do a little
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look. >> keep saying that, sheinelle. >> is that what it is in. >> we got married 2 1/2 years ago, i decided if i was going to let one thing go, not the body, let the hair go. >> you didn't let it go, it looks good. >> do you like it? >> al has been fighting with everybody in the hallway. >> i love it. if i could do that, i would do it. >> can we take my hair and put it on al? >> we have another chef standing by. tom colicchio. come in here. tom. >> that's a great segue. >> an honor. good morning. >> chef. >> what do you think of tom's hair? ryan's hair? >> obviously, i'm not one to comment on somebody's hair. i'll let it go. but i do want to comment on that jacket. that's pretty sweet. i like that. it's perfect for spring. is spring here? >> like on aeser egg. >> on the hair, a's warren put it, his hair is perfect. >> chef love. chef love. >> ten years ago, i did "top chef."
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it was ten years ago. >> here's the thing. we're going to turn up the volume a little bit. we have a twitter survey in the orange room. head to today show. old look, new do. when people get married, they let themselves go. i'm voting for the new look. >> that's why we're bestties. >> new look. >> i'm going to say this. sheinelle was in the back. we're googling. we're going through the phone. googling hair. and there's a fan that started a twitter hair. she talks from my hair. and sheinelle's going down. ooh. who is that? i was like, that's me. oh. didn't think it was you. that guy's hot. kind of. kind of. >> 80% goes for the old look. >> really? >> really? >> yeah. >> can you make a case for him? >> i can't save him. there's no lifelines here. >> here's the thing about -- >> tammy is all happy.
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>> look at tammy. tammy has her finger on the pulse of america. >> the old look, a lot of folks can walk around with that do. >> and you can pull this off. >> own it. come on. >> you think i'm going to regret this? you think i will look back five years from now? >> you have to maintain that. how long do you shave that? >> it's a tax writeoff. >> you have a team. >> i have a team. i have the guy that cuts my hair, tells me how he's going to do it. it's sad i'm on tv talking about it. >> okay. we need to do an intervention. >> no. if they agree, we'll cut it next time i'm on on air. >> really. >> i will go to 1988 short-short. >> don't fudge the numbers. >> tammy's like -- >> the new do is making a comeback. >> full-on flock of seagulls. >> you're wearing it and people don't like it, i've been doing with this for a while. >> i like it.
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you're trying to do something new. and change is good sometimes. that's all i got. >> tom, thank you so much. that pork, amazing. >> thank you. you go to "today" show and click on that. it is crazy. >> no hair on that pork. >> tom colicchio. tom, he has left the building. >> he has. stop making fun of my hair. >> the fact is, ryan is a renowned chef. he is not known for his hair, but his cooking. and he's going to sign one of his cookbooks, "one of five" part of his freebie friday giveaway. and a new restaurant, thin town. >> thin town is a really good twist on fun cuisine. can we have lamb chops and mint sauce? yes. i came up with lamb meat loaf. we seared the meat loaf. and it has all of the flavors
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like a gyro. >> is it gyro or gyro? >> can i have some? can i have that? >> what? >> do you -- >> what are you doing at a buffet? >> i'll have some of that. >> i don't like it. i don't like. i don't ask for it. >> i see. >> okay. >> moving on. time for a little kitchen confessions. >> i feel like we should dim the light lights. >> gerard bringing in the mixing bowls. we have questions from our producers in one mixing cup and questions from our fans on the plaza. >> see? and the glasses go with the hair. maybe you should have the glasses in the picture. >> you should be my publicist. >> i'm trying. >> sign me. >> clef, use one of the tongs -- just use your hands. >> here. i'll pick one with the tongs. like seven of them. >> tammy wants us to do this.
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>> i'm sure she does. >> daniel from new jersey. how do you keep your hamburgers from drying out? >> don't overcook them. next. >> not to smash them. >> you know, you put a little indentation hamburgers. that doesn't allow the burger to puff up. when it puffs up, it's raw in the middle and tough on the outside. look at your face. >> who knew? >> i'm going to teach you this. >> as sheinelle said, don't press down your burger. >> leave it be. drink a beer. have a bottle of wine. >> what's the worst dish you've ever made? >> i didn't see this question before. my brother and i did this in the book. when we used to come home from school, we would make an enchilada with chili inside and tuna. thank you. i've never made that again. >> why would you think -- >> we needed to get our protein
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in somewhere. thanks, al. i will never make that dish on this show. >> i don't feel well right now. >> canned tuna and hormel chili doesn't make sense? >> that's awesome. >> that's like the beefarino in the ""seinfeld" show. >> trying to make an omelet. should i add milk? >> leave the milk out. leave the cream out. a nonstick pan. who is this? listen to me. you need a nonstick pan. i have a little kitchen therapy. nonstick pan, low heat. season it. stay away from butter. the french method is butter. a little oil. low and slow. move it around. when i cut my hair, i'll do an omelet demo. push it from side-to-side and turn it off when you think it's still raw. a little cheese inside. it's delicious. leave it be. >> like your hair. leave it be. >> when you look at that
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monitor -- ♪ leave it be >> i swore i would not sing in this show. >> all together now. >> i'm not. i'm moving on. can we talk about easter photos? >> certainly. >> i enjoy seeing your pictures. what's sweeter than taking your kids to see the beloved and furry creature, the easter bunny. how about christine mcneil. >> they're pretty excited about that. madison and mackenzie, very excited. and tess mclaughlin, and mckayla. how about becky schaffer showing kids having different reactions. >> that's cute. >> you know what? santa was not around then. >> look at this. they're cowering in the corner. >> look at them. >> that's what happens at my book signing. >> my goodness. head to -- that was the best one. head to "today's take" on the facebook page.
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we're back, for "today's take." our co-host, chef ryan scott. >> so -- >> we have been taking this hair debate to the next level. we're going to go down to our control room. there's a tour group -- >> what is going on? >> oh, my goodness. >> look, tammy is like the leader. look at this. >> can you put up the before and after so those folks can vote on whether -- >> if i don't get a hair endorsement after this, i have a serious problem. >> the hair club for men. we would love those folks to vote. go to our twitter page and vote on old hair, which do you prefer? >> a show of hands, al? >> yeah. show of hands. who likes the old hair? >> tammy can't put up two hands. >> who likes the new hair? >> somebody. >> is tammy paying them? >> come on.
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>> it's because the boss is sitting in front of them. >> you have to come to his defense, everybody at home. >> check in @todayshow. we've been getting some terrific hacks and air thair tips from celebrity chefs. right now, a challenge that is plaguing home cooks forever. how to you cook the perfect baked potato? >> did you know that this sheet of foil, you put the shiny side. i'm going to blow your mind. >> who knew? >> the shiny side is the one that will retract the heat. the dull side pulls the heat through. when i do my potato. i fork the potato, roker for two. a little sea salt goes on top. lots of sea salt. a little bit of olive oil. or lots. chopped some rosemary for some really great flavor. and then, i wrap the potato this way. >> individually. >> individually with the dull side on the outside, which
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brings the heat in. >> i never had heard of that. >> you want to pull the heat in. or if you're like me and you don't have time, here's the brown bag method. >> for the microwave? >> yes. sheinelle -- >> what do you do? i poke holes in it and stick it in the microwave. >> you poke holes in it, just the way sheinelle said. and pop this inside a brown bag. i thought of this. i was like, i need to make sheinelle-proof recipes. six minutes in the microwave. these hot potatoes come out. it ee's steaming, gorgeous and cooked tall way through. and a little bit of butter. if you go old-school method, like my dad did, dump the butter inside. rosemary on top, sea salt on top. shake it. and you have a delicious diy little cool potato, just like that in the microwave. >> what does the brown bag do? >> it steams it like an insulator. >> speaking of the butter,
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there's an age-old debate that's going nuts on twitter. do you store butter in the fridge or the counter? >> can i solve this for us? >> yes. >> i don't cook with butter at my house. i go with olive oil. why is that crazy? you took a picture of cream of wheat. >> most people have butter. >> we don't use butter. if i was to have butter, the question is, do i leave it out or in the fridge? >> yes. >> we use margarine. i would leave it in the frimg. fridge. >> do you go to the restaurant and you get cold butter and bread? that's divorce for a restaurant. done. >> as long as it's out for an hour -- >> i agree. >> there's a potato. >> let's show you what's happening, starting with today. we have wet weather in the pacific northwest. there will be strong storms firing up later today into west texas and moving into oklahoma. we're looking at a few showers making their way through the northeast and new england were
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today. but for the most part, we're looking at beautiful weather down from the ohio river valley, down into the gulf. we will see rip currents along the florida eastern shoreline. and that wet weather really gets going in the pacific northwest, into northern california. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. here's a live look outside. we are at least now able to see the golden gate bridge, but we've seen the low clouds rolling by, also some light showers. we will see the rain off and on as we go through the day. a little bit dryer in the south bay. some kind of rain has moved through, but no heavy rain at this point. heavy rain still well off to the north and will be arriving in the north bay as we go throughout the day. as this system moves in, we'll see gusty winds and showers picking up for this afternoon. "24: legacy" star corey
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own, own it and let the character surprise you. that's what i've been doing. >> do you surprise yourself when you watch the show? are you animated as much as we were staring at the screen? this is an intense show to watch. that's me, man. >> i am surprised how active i am in the show because i am not that active in real life. >> how did you get into shape? this is such a physical role. >> it is, man. while i was working on "kong: skull island," i found out they wanted me to do this part. and i was training with the vets over there, the marines, and the army rangers. they got me in shape. whipped me into shape. >> you are so busy. i'm thinking, it's little dre. i met you, too, before you did "straight outta compton." >> dre was a huge influence for me growing up. for a lot of people. for him to say yes -- when i
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first met him, he walked in the room. he literally was like, corey. you know. >> you were great. you were good in it. >> we got a little game. 24-second challenge. >> okay. >> get ready to start the clock. >> go ahead, ryan. >> ready? chocolate or peanut butter. >> chocolate. >> east coast or west coast? >> east coast. >> really? >> i grew up on the east coast. >> you're dre. sorry. >> the clock is ticking. >> instagram or twitter? >> neither. >> jay-z or kanye? >> jay. >> eggs or french toast? >> eggs. >> new year's or thanks giving? >> new year's. >> boxers or briefs? >> look at the time. >> so nice to see you, man. >> that was a little awkward, ryan. by the way, you're in "six degrees of separation" on broadway. >> two shows today? >> that's right. >> and you can watch the finale of "24: legacy."
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protest at the plaza. there is a mid-year hiring freeze. the problem is the district is still falling short of certain deficits. if you are planning to attend tonight's school board meeting following that protest, all of that, again, happening at city hall this evening. well, it is a little wet, a little foggy out there. kari hall is going to join us with a look at your weather right after this break.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have some light rain moving tlut bay area right now, some low clouds. that will continue, maybe even a little break this afternoon before the heavier rain moves in. with this storm system still bringing some rain across far northern california, it will be moving in as we go through the day. look at cloudy skies, breezy winds and then a line of heavier downpours making it into the north bay by late this evening.
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by 9:00 it's moving into san francisco and the south bay later tonight. let's get an update on the roads from mike. we have a problem for oakland. a couple earlier crashes right by the coliseum cleared just minutes ago. it's slow for going downtown. we have the slowing northbound with all those trucks on the northbound side right by the coliseum, but we also have the soupy, slippery conditions. on pet nithe peninsula southbou the 101, a crash is still there. thanks very much. >> we'll see you in 30 minutes.
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food," easter eggs. what do you do with the eggs you bought to dye but didn't? you eat them, of course. ryan is the owner of fin town in san francisco. >> this is what we're used to. cooking segments. leaving me high and dry. >> airing it out. what we have is my deviled egg recipe. sheinelle-approved. she's on to the second demo. eggs, paprika, chives, hot sauce. salt, lemon juice, capers and i'm sorry, i did turkey bacon today. we're still friends. what you do -- ready for this? this is cooking 101.
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how to get the eggs to not have that green ring around the outside and when you can't depe them. this, is boiling. >> it's teeming. >> once it's boiling, you put your eggs in. do they have to be at room temperature. >> i did. i asked you. do they have to be at room temperature? >> they should. that's going to take the chill off so they can cook. these are boiling, right, guys? once they come to a boil, cook them for six minutes. >> that's it? >> that's it. turn them off and let them sit for six minutes in the same water. that's 12 minutes. that's a 12-pack for some people. then, the next thing you do, is take ice. this is ice, sheinelle. >> that, i know. >> you put ice over the eggs. let them sit for another six minutes. 18 minutes, mr. roker, we are done. when your egg is chilled in the ice, take it over here on the board. and here's the cool thing. take it and smash it. don't smash it. you want to break it, good, al.
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don't smash it. just roll it. al, here's a cool thing. a lot of people have trouble taking the shells off. put it back in the water. if you can see, the water gets in around the egg, when they're cooked properly. and it grabs the shell and takes it off to where you have no shell. >> it's not working that well. >> that one is not good. >> fool-proof method. >> this fool wrote that. what you do -- it does work. you take the egg out -- come on, be nice to me today. now, you cut the egg in half. if there's too many, you take your nonflavored dental floss. hold this -- let's be friends. and you slice all the way through. and that way, you can get a clean cut. >> very nice. >> oh, people like that. >> okay. >> thank you. >> scoop out the yolk, right? >> that's no yolk. all right? are you joking? >> you have to come out of your shell. >> what you do, is you take m
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mayonnai mayonnaise. add the other stuff. this is caper juice. the juice of caper buerries. >> you have to squeeze the little capers. lemon juice and hot sauce. >> after you're done squeezing the little capers, you pulse this -- this is the best cooking segment, al -- rock 'n' roll. make this nice and smooth, just like that. now, you put them into a piping bag. you have a star tip. i have a round tip. put a little on the bottom. you can serve it. go up and up and up the and you're done. and you fill those. you take turkey bakecobacon, wh likes. i'm going to put the turkey bacon because it's his favorite. chives and put them on top. and turkey bacon. >> that's good. >> you did not just -- so --
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>> you have to talk now. >> i'm not used to reading the teleprompter. now, i take another version of the egg. that's really good. roll out some biscuits. turkey bacon, swiss chard. these are the biscuits that you get in the can. they're done. >> look at the inside. >> try to eat the whole thing of that. >> ryan, thanks for all of the "today food" recipes. it's time for sweet stuff easter treats. treats. and after this, al treats. and after this, al hi! hey! i've made plans for later in case this date doesn't go well. likewise! but, funny story. on top of that? my mom is my best friend. uh oh. yeah. oop! there's the rescue text from my roommate saying she needs me. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back: the citi double cash card.
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liberty stands with you™ liberty mutual insurance now, we made our easter brunch time for a sweet tweet. >> this year, set your table with picture-perfect and delicious desserts. >> we have anna baxter here this morning. we have a lot to squeeze in. everything looks amazing. should we start with the tart? >> i love desserts that are
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beautiful enough to double up as a centerpiece. this is our easter egg cookie tart. this is prebaked cookie. >> sugar cookie? >> of course. you can make your favorite recipe. if you want to spread that on there? >> this is a cream cheese frosting. four ingredients. you spread this on. this is really brilliant because you have all of the vibrant colors with the fruit, right? >> gorgeous. >> one trick here. i've taken a mango and i peeled ribbons. >> how do you do that? >> just feel peel it. you don't want a mango that's too ripe. and you can make the nice fun curls. >> and the presentation is beautiful. >> it looks like you have to be superartistic to do. >> and i put this on the kids table and have them decorate it themselves. >> this is a winner. this is something we can all do. >> these are really cute chicks. >> thank you. adorable, right? >> bam. >> you can get away with that.
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>> the best part is they're semi-homema semi-homemade. they're going to go into the white chocolate. >> i want to be the one you tell me what to do. this is cool. >> the head is a -- a little trick here. you want to go in cut-side up. you don't get crumbs into your chocolate. no crummy chocolate. >> let's go to -- these ones, yeah. a still little tacky. >> i'm good at this. >> we're going to stick the little -- i saw that. n nonparels. and we have our body. and then, a fun trick here, if you can't get the head to stick on, spaghetti. you don't want a toothpick. this goes on. and you stick the little head on. >> this is cute. >> i'm going to try to finish
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making this. >> this is cute. >> cute but classy. how are you with hot glue guns? >> i haven't tried one. >> this is easter candy because the one thing better than better than a carrot is a carrot with candy. if you can do a little line of hot glue. >> to the top? >> there you go. you're crafty. and you keep going. all the way to the bottom. and once you got to the bottom. you have something that looks like this. this is green crepe paper. this is going to make our carrot tops. >> a great comedian. >> saving that all day. >> this is edible. this is where you get personal and you can add your favorite candies. jelly beans, they're going to go in. and not only makes a really great little centerpiece, like there is here. we're going to tie these together.
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but i like to add a little name tag. >> and decorating some cake. >> this is the show stopper. it's the proof that simple can be eye-catching. these are, again, egg sugar cookies we're going to frost. and then, you fill it in. super easy. >> look at that. >> once they're set, little frosting. and it's not easter without a bunny. >> we're eating the props. >> if you go through the effort of making a cake, you should make a diy cake stand. items you have from home. >> you're the best. >> thanks for having me. >> can you do weather while we eat? >> your head is going to explode with all of the sugar. >> part of my diet right now. >> i'm going to move away. >> no butter. but all of the candy. >> that's the problem. >> we always like to keep a table of treats for my walk, if i get hungry. all right. so, for today, we're looking
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at basically mild weather in the plains. we got rip currents along the east coast of florida. wet weather in the pacific northwest and northern california. and then, for tomorrow, we're looking at mountain snows in the pacific northwest with more rain. strong storms make their way from texas into oklahoma. beautiful on the eastern third of the country. maybe a scattered shower or two. how is the new look/old look? 70% for the old look. 30% for the new look. don't forget, go we've got some low clouds and light rain across parts of the bay area, and some of the heavier rain holding off well to the north of us with an approaching storm system that will bring in a round of some heavier rain and breezier rains later this evening. some clouds for most of the day. peeks of sunshine in and out.
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moving to the north bay by 8:00 tonight and moving to the south bay by 10:00. >> chef ryan, 70% old look. 30% new do for right now. i can feel a ground swell. i really do. up next, can we get spoilers out of famike janssen ahead of the season finale? and will she weigh in on ryan's hair? we'll have the details coming up. enamel is the strong, white, outer layer of your tooth surface. the thing that's really important to dentists is to make sure that that enamel stays strong and resilient for a lifetime. the more that we can strengthen and re-harden that tooth surface, the whiter their patients' teeth are going to be. dentists are going to really want to recommend the new pronamel strong and bright. it helps to strengthen and re-harden the enamel. it also has stain lifting action. it's going to give their patients the protection that they need and the whiter teeth that they want. ♪ now look what you made me do ♪ ♪ you and me baby it takes two
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she stars as the brilliant and cunning scotty hargrave on "blacklist: redemption." >> you see her battling for control of her company and whitehall technology. >> i had concluded that the husband i loved and adored was gone. that he had become delusional. and that it was your fiduciary responsibility to remove him as head of this company. >> my company, which i created, in all my delusional grandeur. >> you agree with my assessment and everything that's happened, only reenforced the conclusion that howard is not of sound mind. but his own admission, he faked his death. howard is not well.
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>> famke janssen, good to see you. everybody does that at least once. fake your death. we talked before. scottie is like you, but in some ways not like you. >> i don't dress like her. her dresses are so tailored. >> you like to be free. >> i like to be free. i don't have to worry that much about it. i'm much goofier and quirkier than she is. >> when you're acting, you like to escape yourself a little bit. we can relate to that. >> i got to play different characters. you know, personalities. if i have to play myself all the time, i need a vacation from myself. you know what i mean? >> for sure. how about -- no. i'm striking out so bad. >> having a rough day. >> have a -- >> i don't have a question now. go ahead. >> okay. so, it's kind of interesting. you've been in all these
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thrillers. like this action -- the show that has so much action. by your own admission, you're alia little on the clumsy side. >> a lot on the clumsy side. i've broken four ribs over the course of my acting career. >> really? >> one very recently,like two weeks ago on the show. >> doing what? >> doing a scene with ryan eggold. >> speaking of spoilers, clearly. what can you tell us if anything? >> if you're looking, you can see it happen about now. >> oh, no. >> oh, dear. >> i know. >> ouch. >> what can you tell us in advance of the finale? what can you give us? give us a nugget. >> i don't want to give anything away. we're going to find out, some things will be wrapped up about helcion between my lovely husband and scottie over who has ownership over halcyon.
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and who speaks the truth and who lies. in a typical "blacklist" fashion. things will be wrapped up. but other things will be opened up for question for the future to see what's going to happen. >> to tune in again. >> you "blacklist" people. >> i know. >> i'm curious about this. you're in the midst of filming. do you swing by tv and sit down and watch your show? like we do? >> no, i never actually have watched my own stuff. but one of my friends -- i have actor friends. we were on a tv show together forever. and he said, it helps watching yourself. you can learn as you're doing it. so, i took him to heart. and i'm watching the show now. and it's really interesting. you can learn from it. a little difficult. and you have to get past the oh, my god, what did i do here? why did i say that? or couldn't they have used a different take kind of thing? >> can you watch it without staring at yourself and enjoy it for what it is? >> i'm learning.
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>> you're learning. >> after a long acting career, i'm learning how to do that. >> before we let you go, can you weigh in on ryan's hair? i think we have a picture -- >> before and after? >> before and after. okay. >> look at the after in person, too. look at him now. >> what to you think? which do you like better? >> wow. well -- >> how are you? >> hi. >> see? isn't it better there? >> i love it. >> there you go. i'm giving the two thumbs up. >> yes. >> you hear that? not cutting it. not cutting it. >> famke thank you so much. i knew i loved her. the season finale of "blacklist: redempti redemption" at 10:00 here on nbc. we'll be back in a moment. first this, is "tod" on ay
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add that premium channel, and watch the show everyone's talking about, tonight. and the bill you need to pay? do it in seconds. because we should fit into your life, not the other way around. go to i don't know what that is. >> me, ether. >> is that a dog ice skating?
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>> when do they close the skating rink? i want the umbrellas. >> she wants the booze. >> i want to see people eating in the sunshine. >> fair enough. >> oh, look. it's a whole dog thing. >> what is that? >> i want him not to get a haircut. >> you're the only one. >> i think it looks good. >> we love him. >> if you love it and your wife loves it, nobody else matters. >> i think it's hip. >> what did america say? >> so far, america, 70%. >> that's all kathie lee. >> i did vote. >> what do you have coming up? >> travel health hacks. >> and easter style. >> jill's shopping back and easter wines. >> it will be fun. love
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we're looking at cloudy skies all across the bay area today, but there will be some peeks of sunshine. any rain we see early in the day will be fairly light. some of the heavier rain will be arriving late this evening and temperatures reaching 59 degrees in san francisco. even cooler tomorrow as the rain
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moves out. we'll have two days of some sunshine and some milder temperatures before the rain comes back on easter sunday. for the inland areas, expect on saturday to be the best day in the forecast with a high of 70 degrees and a lot of sunshine. let's get an update on the morning commute now from mike. >> kari, we continue to have those spring showers rolling across oakland. first look at the san mateo bridge. soupier conditions on the overpass to the coliseum. but we do have traffic moving, at least. southbound 101 continues slow. two state chp officers are getting praised for helping an off-duty police officer in a crash in livermore. he got trapped in his car and
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somehow suffered only minor injuries. the details and the mangled metal in our twitter feed. the u.s. is being accused of carrying out an unlawful attack in syria. you can find the details on our home page. that will do it for us right now. we'll have more news for you in just 30 minutes.
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