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the shore will see a sea breeze, temperatures in the 60s today. happy tax day, especially if you're getting a return. >> you filed on time, right? >> i think so. have a good one. good morning. breaking overnight, the death toll from the massive earthquake in ecuador climbs to nearly 300 people. it's expected to go even higher. signs of hope, survivors being pulled alive from the rubble, including this little girl. we're live in quito. historic deluge. three inches of rain an hour falling around houston. roads washed out. schools closed. the downpour not ending any time soon. al is on it. theirs to lose? a new poll shows hillary clinton and donald trump holding into double digit leads heading into tomorrow's new york primary. trump setting his sights on the general election and the democratic front runner. >> crooked hillary.
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she's as crooked as they come. >> bernie sanders still drawing huge crowds, but with a loss in new york, would it be nearly impossible for him to become his party's nominee? we'll ask senator sanders when he joins us live in our studio. out of the doghouse? an australian court issues a light sentence to johnny depp's wife, amber heard, after she broke the law by bringing their dogs into the country on a private jet. no time in jail, just a fine. >> we disrespected australian law. >> i'm really sorry they were not declared. >> the painfully awkward videotaped apology that has people talking today, monday, april 18th, 2016. >> announcer: 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 monday
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morning. >> good to have you back. >> nice to be back. >> unfortunately, the news from ecuador keeps getting worse. >> it is the top story. the race against time to find more survivors of the devastating earthquake in ecuador. it is the country's worst natural disaster in nearly seven decades. miguel almaguer is there and joins us now. good morning to you. >> good morning. as the sun rises here, we're getting a better scope of the damage in quito. they felt a powerful jolt and a roar that lasted nearly a minute. closer to the coast, homes came crashing down. for some, there was no escape. >> reporter: it jolted fear, terror and panic into the region. the most powerful earthquake to rattle ecuador in decades, a magnitude 7.8. crushing roads, homes and lives. this man says, i felt like it was never going to end. this morning, the death toll is
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closing in on 300 and rising. nearly 2,000 people are injured, and countless others are still missing. vanessa santos says, i need to find my baby. she knows the rest of her family is gone, buried under the rubble. the powerful epicenter hit near costal communities but was strong enough to be felt 100 miles away, in guayaquil, ecuador's largest city. buildings collapsed. the vice president asking for quiet on the street so rescue teams can hear the calls for help. the cries from deep under the rubble, fading by the hour. the third floor fell on top of us. my whole family was inside. i need help. the army has been mobilized, but landslides are blocking roads. more than 150 aftershocks are rattling this region, making rescues dangerous.
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but this morning, hope. a little girl pulled from the rubble alive. a short time later, another rescue. so brick by brick, the search pushes on for more survivors. >> just a few hours ago, we felt a strong aftershock, but there was no significant damage. at least 400 buildings have been destroyed. that number will clearly rise. of course, matt, the number they are most concerned about is the death toll. again, it is at nearly 300 and will continue to rise. >> miguel almaguer in ecuador, thanks very much. now to a dangerous situation unfolding in the south this morning. a historic downpour causing widespread flash flooding, especially around the houston area, where we find janet shamlian. good morning. >> good morning. we have a threat right now. water rescues going on throughout the region. many roads like this one,
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impassable. there are hundreds of cars stranded throughout the city. >> reporter: a line of spring storms ravages the southwest and midwest. triggering relentless rain and pelting areas with marble-sized hail. lightning striking the storage tank, sparking this fire at an oil facility southwest of san antonio sunday. >> we had to battle through a storm. as soon as we got out here, there were several explosions taking place. i noticed the oil storage tanks were completely engulfed. >> it's been raining and my street is currently a river. >> reporter: today's rain could set records in southeast texas. 10 to 16 inches overnight, delivering flooded roads and stranded cars. keeping residents hunkered in their homes. as the region this morning races f -- braces for even more. the rain has come in the last few overnight hours.
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schools are being cancelled throughout the region. flights, as well. more rain is on the way. matt and savannah, back to you. >> janet shamlian in the houston area, thank you. >> three inches an hour? >> that's right and it's not going anywhere. we have reports of 20 inches of rain that's fallen to the northwest of houston. it just continues. we told you last week about the omega block not allowing systems to move from west to east. this is the result. the storms keep training on top of the heavy rain and thunderstorms that have already fallen. you can see, we've got flash flood watches and flash flood warnings. 5.5 million people under a flash flood warning. flash flood watches total 21 million people. to give you a sense of this, for the city of houston, if you took one square mile and you had about an inch of rain, that would be more than 17 million gallons of water. if you take a look at the entire region that's under a flash flood watch, average it out to
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about three inches of rain, it's 144,000 square miles. that would total over 7 trillion gallons of water, filling more than 11 million olympic sized swimming pools. we're going to see another 7 to 8 inches of rain throughout the region over the next 24 hours. >> keep those people down there in our thoughts. al, thank you very much. presidential candidates are making the final push ahead of tomorrow's key primary here in new york. donald trump and hillary clinton are still up big in the latest polls. we have complete coverage on both races. senator bernie sanders is with us for a live interview this morning. but we will start with the republicans and nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning to you. >> hey, savannah. this is a wild race. we're three months away from the start of the republican national convention in cleveland. no better idea who the party's nominee will be. cruz had a good weekend picking up delegates, but trump is
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looking forward to a big day in new york tomorrow. >> reporter: donald trump counting on his home state of new york to give him a win. >> we have to win by big numbers because we have a system that's rigged. >> reporter: it amounts to bribery for delegates, and trump says he won't play it. >> we're going to send you on a boeing 757. you're going to use the spa, this, that, we want your vote. that's a corrupt system. >> reporter: the front runner first warning what might happen if he's not the nominee. >> i'll tell you what, you're going to have a rough july at that convention. >> reporter: softening his language 24 hours later. >> i hope it doesn't involve violence, and i'm not suggesting that. >> reporter: trump's argument is resonating. our new poll says 6 in 10 republicans said the top vote getter should be the party's nominee, even if the delegate doesn't get a delegate majority.
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reince priebus says the rules are the rules. >> majority rules on the electoral college, the dnc, rnc. i don't know too many places where majority doesn't rule. >> reporter: ted cruz outh out-hustles the front runner, including this weekend in wyoming. >> if you don't want to hand the general election to hillary clinton by seeing donald trump as the nominee, if we come together and unite, we'll win the nomination. >> reporter: john kasich dismissing complaints. >> act like a professional. >> reporter: looking forward to the crooked hillary, as crooked as they come. >> reporter: trump is testing a new nickname for his democratic rival. >> to think she has a shot at being our president, crooked hillary clinton, we can't let it happen. >> there is another republican drama brewing this morning. donald trump questioning the rnc's ability to put on a quality convention. he said that last year's convention in 2012 was the
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single most boring convention he's ever seen. this time around, he says it needs to have more of a showbiz quality to it. >> donald trump will be here on thursday for a live town hall on our plaza. as we said, hillary clinton heads into tomorrow with a strong lead. is the new york primary a make or break moment for her opponent bernie sanders? nbc's kristen welker is covering the democratic side of things. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. senator sanders says he's got the momentum right now, trying his largest crowd yet. more than 28,000 people at prospect park yesterday. secretary clinton has the numbers on her side. she'll be campaigning here later today. for her, the goal is winning big. for senator sanders, it's about staying in the game. >> reporter: hillary clinton and bernie sanders making their closing arguments to new york voters. >> go out and vote for me on tuesday. >> let's have a record-breaking
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turnout. >> reporter: clinton is heading into the final hours with a double digit lead, but sunday, sanders insisted he has a path to the nomination. >> we do have a viable path. >> reporter: clinton is brushing aside the republican front runner's new nickname for her, crooked hillary. >> i don't respond to donald trump and his string of insults about me. i can take care of myself. >> reporter: this comes as clinton is facing tough questions about competing optics this weekend, while sanders met with the pope in rome. clinton attended fundraisers hosted by george and amal clooney over the weekend. some tickets costing over $300,000 for couples. prompting sanders supporters to throw dollar bills at her vehicles. >> i am a democrat, and i want to see us take back the senate. >> reporter: clooney also using the explanation, but striking a note of agreement with sanders on "meet the press." >> the sanders campaign, when they talk about it, is absolutely right. it's ridiculous, that we should
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have this money in politics. >> reporter: all that giving sanders an opening. >> is he backing the wrong horse here? >> i think he is. >> senator sanders has enough money to stay in this race for as long as he wants to. he's already started looking ahead to upcoming states like pennsylvania, oregon and, of course, delegate-rich california. there's no doubt, a loss here would make it a lot tougher for him to win the nomination. matt and savannah? >> kristen welker, thank you very much. senator sanders joins us live in studio. senator, nice to see you. morning. >> good morning. >> always interesting to watch you watch a piece like that, as we cover you. for all of your recent successes, what is it, 8 of 9? >> won 8 of the last 9 caucuses and primaries. >> still, all the pundits are saying, tomorrow is make or break. if you lose here in new york, it basically becomes impossible for you to outright win the nomination. >> that's what the pundits are saying? >> it is. >> they said when we began the campaign, there was no chance
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we'd go anywhere. here we are, won 8 of the last 9 caucuses and primaries, defeating hillary clinton in some of the national polls we've seen in the last couple of weeks. in fact, beating donald trump by 15 or 20 points in general matchup. >> am i reading anything wrong? all the polling i'm seeing going into tomorrow's primary in new york has you at least ten points down, up to 17 points down. you have information i don't have? >> those are the public polls. the bottom line is, let's look at the real poll tomorrow. generally speaking, polling has underestimated how we do in elections. 25 points down in michigan and we ended up winning michigan. the main point is, i think, we have a message that's resonating all over this country. we have enthusiasm. we have energy. people understand, it's too late for establishment politics and economics. they want real change in the country. they want leadership to stand up to the billionaire class. it's what we provide. >> you came out in support of legislation that would allow
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9/11 families to sue the saudi government. this is a bill the obama administration opposes, because it's concerned it would open up americans to liability, other countries suing america. is that not a concern? >> it is a concern but there is another concern. i think it's important to have a full investigation and an understanding of the role -- the possible role of the saudi government in 9/11. there was, as you know, some 28 pages that have not yet classified -- information that hasn't been released. we also ask for the release of that information. as you may know, the saudi government has been a major proponent of an extreme fundamentalist aversion of islam. which is being taught all over the world. it is a destructive religion. i think it's important we do understand the role that the saudis may have played. >> another story in the news, concerns over what they're calling a new cold war arms
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race. the united states, china, russia, all developing the next generation of nuclear weapons. they're smaller, less powerful and they're much more accurate. it's going to cost trillions of dollars. >> right. >> to keep pace. if you're president of the united states, do you endorse the development of that next generation of weapons? >> if i'm elected president, we will do everything we can to move to a non-nuclear proliferation treaty. >> would you allow the chinese and russians to outspend us in that area? >> i wouldn't spend it that way. you have to sit down with these people. russia has economic problems. china has economic problems. guess what? we have economic problems. better to spend money on medical and infrastructure, education. >> if they're spending trillions to develop the nuclear weapons, would you follow suit? >> the goal is to get rid of nuclear weapons, not get into an arms race. we have other important things to spend money on. >> let's turn back to politics.
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donald trump is test for hillar clinton, crooked hillary. he may use fewer words, but do you make the same argument against her? she accepts big money from corporate interests, so she can't adequately represent the middle class? >> donald trump is brilliant about creating statements that relate to candidates. it's ugly. we have a corrupt campaign finance system. >> you have said that she accepts this money from wall street -- >> yeah. >> -- big banks or fossil fuels and it affects her judgment. >> of course it does. >> is that crooked? >> in that case, the entire united states government is crooked. we have a corrupt system. i'm proud we are doing it differently. our average contribution is $27. we received over 7 million individual campaign contributions. we don't get money from big money interest. i'm going to fight as hard as i
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can as president to overturn this disastrous citizens united supreme court decision. i don't want to see big money buy elections. >> you're not making trump's point? >> no. >> appreciate your time, sensor sanders. >> thank you very much. carter arrived in baghdad for talks over the fight in isis. commanders will talk about beefing up forces. a senior u.s. official says the effort will probably mean at least a small number of additional u.s. troops could be sent into the war zone. lester holt made the trip with secretary carter and talked to him exclusively in baghdad. you can see that interview tonight on "nbc nightly news." the u.s. military has joined relief efforts in southern japan, where strong earthquakes on thursday and saturday, along with hundreds of aftershocks, have killed more than 40 people there.
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another 110,000 people have been displaced. rescuers dug by hand over the weekend, hoping to find several people who are still missing. japan's government says it may have to issue a special emergency budget to cover the costs of rebuilding. japanese stocks fell more than 3% today in reaction to that disaster. olympic runner oscar pistorius appeared in a south african courtroom this morning where a judge postponed his sentencing for murder. the new date was set for mid-june. he'll remain free on bail under house arrest and wear an electronic tracking device. he was originally sentenced to five years in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend. but he was later found guilty of the greater charge. the minimum prison sentence is 15 years. let's turn back to the weather department. >> we saw snow in the rockies. spring skiing for lucky folks is coming to an end today.
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look for more rain as we talk not only in texas but stretching up into the upper mississippi river valley. record highs in the northwest. gorgeous day along the ♪ ♪ take on the unexpected. the new 2016 nissan altima. built to stand out. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a summer preview today. sunshine, look at these temperatures. south philadelphia up to 80 degrees. 80 also in doylestown and the pennsylvania suburbs and the lehigh valley, around 78 degrees this afternoon.
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big warmup for south jersey. glassboro will see a high of 81 degrees. cooler with a sea breeze at the shore, atlantic city, 68. but up to 80 degrees in delaware and dover. have a great day. that's your latest weather. savannah? al, thanks. coming up, a scary situation. a passenger plane on final approach apparently struck by a drone. can officials do anything tog t stop it from happening again? a florida zoo reopening for the first seem since a veteran keeper was mauled by a tiger. we're there with the latest on what may have led to the attack. first on a monday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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nbc 10 news starts now.ç good morning, i'm rosemary connors. it's just a few minutes before 7:30 on this monday. we have a great day ahead of us. let's get a check of the neighborhood forecast with meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> we had a beautiful one yesterday, rosemary, into the 70s. we're shooting for 80 this afternoon. your seven-day forecast right at the bottom of the screen. cool to start with but sunny skies for philadelphia and the suburbs. south jersey it's 39 degrees. and look at delaware, already at 51 degrees. high temperatures this afternoon will peek in the 60s. no, we're heading for the 80s today. 56 is normal. 80 degrees for philadelphia, upper 70s for the lehigh valley, south jersey and the pennsylvania suburbs. right at the shore, a bit of a
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sea breeze, a high of 68. >> jessica boyington is following a crash involving a school bus in delaware. fill us in, jess. >> it's out in new castle right now. this accident scene, traffic being directed arnold baltimore pike and alby drive. there was a school bus involved. there were children on board but word that there are no injuries. we'll have an update for you as soon as the morning progresses. lawrence township, there's an overturned truck on 95 southbound at exit 8 at princeton pike. the two right lanes are closed. new information this morning, philadelphia police commissioner richard ross now says that they are still looking for the gunman who shot and wounded an officer. that officer was confronting the suspects during a carjacking last night in west philadelphia. we'll continue to have details throughout the morning. i'm rosemary connors. now back to "today." do you think when you are president you'll be paid as...
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much as if it were a man- male this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesnt happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman
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♪ 7:30 now on this monday morning. it's april 18th, 2016. people on the plaza seem happy, nonetheless. >> inside the studio, we want to look at the stories making headlines today. massive storm dumping heavy rain from the dakotas to texas. three inches an hour fell in parts of texas overnight. that, of course, led to some widespread floods. >> the death toll from the powerful earthquake in ecuador is approaching 300. this morning, officials expect the number to rise. >> reporter: -- considerably. there have been moments of hope, including several children pulled alive from the rubble.
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it's patriots day. 30,000 runners are taking part in today's boston marathon. it's the 120th overall. it's the third since the 2013 bombings. boston's police commissioner says all necessary security measures are in place, including 4,000 police officers and bomb-sniffing dogs. now to an incident that's cause for concern for anybody who flies. police and aviation experts are looking into reports of a midair collision between a british airways plane and an unmanned drone near london's heathrow airport. the plane landed safely. tom costello covers aviation for us. good morning. >> morning. no suspects or arrests but this is what officials are worried about. a drone were to crash into a plane or sucked into the engine, the results for everybody on board could be tragic. >> reporter: it happened near the busiest airport in europe, just after noon sunday.
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a british airways jet flying into london heathrow from geneva had a close encounter with an unmanned drone. the pilot reported it collided in midair. the air bus a-320 with 132 passengers and 5 crew members landed safely. there was no damage to the plane and it returned to service. if confirmed, it would be the first known collision involving a passenger plane and an unmanned drone. with so many drones crowding the skies, it's exactly what u.s. aviation authorities have been warning about. >> this is a situation where you want -- you have zero tolerance for any kind of interaction between an unmanned aircraft and an airplane. >> reporter: last year alone, the faa reported more than 1,400 close calls between drones and planes in the u.s. >> we just had something fly over us. i don't know if it was a drone or a balloon. it just came real quick. >> reporter: the fear? a drone could take out an
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engine, as a flock of geese forced a usairways jet into the river years ago. an 8 pound drone was reconstructed, showing how it could destroy the engine and bring down the plane. drone operators in the u.s. are required to register their drones with the faa. it's illegal to fly one within five miles of an airport or above 400 feet. >> america 190. use caution. a drone was reported on the runway, 27-right centerline. nothing on radar. >> reporter: the close calls keep coming. >> to prevent an accident, there's talk of requiring software on board drones that would keep them away from airports. geofencing technology. in the meantime, the faa is saying, if you own a drone or are around everybody with one, everyone needs to be aware of rules as it relates to airports and aircraft. results can be serious.
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there was a drone spotted over manhattan last night. three aircrafts spotted it. >> tom costello, thank you. a florida zoo reopening this morning for the first time since an animal handler was killed by a tiger last friday. nbc's kerry sanders is at the palm beach zoo with the latest on this. good morning. >> good morning, matt. this morning, federal, state and local investigators are trying to figure out how, with the safety gates and other protocols in place here, how it was that a zookeeper came into such close proximity with a wild tiger here, that it was able to attack and kill. some of the answers may come from security cameras inside the tiger habitat here. >> reporter: this morning, the video will be reviewed by federal investigators. they're here to determine why the tiger attacked 37-year-old stacen konwiser. co-workers are remembering their friend, a woman who worked with
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the tigers here for three years. she was known as one of the zoo's finest. often referred to as the tiger whisp whisperer. >> she loved her pets and big cats. >> reporter: the palm beach zoo said konwiser was preparing to feed and clean the cage, a daily ritual, when the male tiger attacked her. teams tranquilized the tiger, but it was too late to save konwiser. officials are perplexed, saying nothing was out of the norm on friday. >> we are constantly under safety measures to make sure protocols and checks and balances are in place. those were all conducted that day. >> reporter: zoo employees and families say caring for large cats was konwiser's passion. she even met her husband jeremy, a fellow zookeeper, while working together at the living desert zoo in palm desert, california. zoo officials say konwiser
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understood the dangers that come with the job. >> stacey wouldn't have wanted the tiger blamed. >> reporter: the tiger involved in the attack has successfully recovered from the tranquilizer and will remain at the palm beach zoo. >> you noted the zoo is expected to reopen today. the tiger involved in the attack will not be on display. this is the first death they've had at this zoo since the zoo opened. it's been here for more than 60 years. matt and savannah? >> sad story. kerry, we appreciate it. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> give you an update of what's going on now. in texas, it continues to rain. houston, obviously, more than 8 inches of rain, closer to 11 inches, setting a daily record. it's going to continue to fall. the other thing we're looking at, temperatures around the region. in fact, across the country. they're right now, basically, you have both ends of the country with record-setting temperatures. i mean, really warm, above average temperatures in the east
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and record heat in the pacific northwest. in between, we've got cooler than average temperatures. today, new york city, we're going to get near 80 degrees. out west tomorrow, los angeles, 85. washington, 83. midsection of the country, it's cooler than average. wednesday, the warmth continues to stay east, west. then we start to see a little bit of warmer weather making its way to the central plains. minneapolis, 63 by wednesda good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a summer preview today. we've got sunshine, look at these afternoon temperatures.ç south philadelphia up to 80 degrees. 80 also in doylestown and the pennsylvania suburbs and the lehigh valley, around 78 degrees this afternoon. big warmup for south jersey. glassboro will see a high of 81 degrees. cooler with a sea breeze at the shore, atlantic city, 68. but up to 80 degrees in delaware and dover. have a great day.
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with maria shriver, who joins us now. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. ever since she was a little girl, elizabeth holmes dreamed of revolutionizing health care. until a few months ago, she was well on her way. but a recent government report has raised serious concerns about her company, theranos, and its methods. >> you're fighting for the life of your company. what have these last six months been like for you? >> i'm a better person for it and a better leader. >> reporter: six months ago, elizabeth holmes was the golden girl of silicon valley. at just 32 years of age, the youngest female, self-made billionaire in the world. hailed as the next steve jobs. she dropped out of stanford at 19 to create theranos, a health care company that wants to revolutionize blood testing. >> it's affordable. that means it's transparent, in terms of pricing. that means it's available to people as a basic right early, before they're sick. >> reporter: to achieve the
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dream, she partnered with walgreen's, offering quick, in-store blood tests for two dozen diseases, at a fraction of regular prices. thanks to her lab's secret new blood testing technology. >> the lab test reinvented. that's what you're doing? >> that's the dream. >> reporter: today, theranos has performed more than 6 million blood tests, and it's made holmes rich. her company is valued at $9 billion. but now, serious questions about the accuracy of those tests. in november, a federal inspection by cms, centers for medicare and medicaid services, found critical violations at one of her two labs. including failure to properly hire and train qualified staff to run the blood testing machine, and allowing unlicensed workers to review patient test results. according to regulators, the lab posed immediate jeopardy to patient safety.
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>> i feel devastated that we did not catch and fix these issues faster. >> you hold yourself responsible for hiring the wrong people, not doing the proper oversight, not giving the proper controls? what do you hold yourself responsible for? >> i'm the founder and ceo of this company. anything that happens in this company is my responsibility, at the end of the day. we stop testing and have taken the approach of saying, let's rebuild this entire laboratory from scratch, so that we can ensure it never happens again. >> reporter: but in a scathing letter in march, cms called her fixes, insufficient, and threatened not only to shut down her california lab, but ban holmes from the industry altogether for at least two years. >> you're running a health care start-up, dealing with people's lives, dealing with test results that doctors prescribe medicine based on that. one would think that you would have had that in place from the
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get go. >> absolutely. and probably the most devastating start of this is that i thought we did. >> reporter: holmes doesn't believe her faulty results put anyone's health in danger. she's brought on a new lab director and expert medical board. >> do you think this company will survive? >> absolutely. >> no doubt? >> no doubt. i know what we've built, and i know what we've created and i know what it means to people. it is a change that needs to happen in the world. >> holmes believes her lab is now in compliance, and she is awaiting response from cms. her other lab in arizona, which does about 90% of the testing, passed the most recent inspection. nbc news reached out to cms and walgreen's for this report and both declined to comment. >> maria, thank you very much. coming up, we ask the question, what is lemonade all about?
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it makes a lot of other cards seem one-sided. we're back at 7:51. there's been a revolution to the dog smuggling case in australia that involved johnny depp and his wife. tamron has that. >> good morning, everybody. as you mentioned, we've been following this story a while. johnny depp's wife amber heard pleaded guilty to illegally bringing her two dogs into australia last may. she avoided what could have been ten years in jail. instead, she was given one month, $1,000 good behavior bond. the couple had a video that was played in court. we'll show you more of the video in pop start. meanwhile, we're asking you, what do you think about all of this? do you agree with the court's decision? was the good behavior bond fair punishment or not enough? we'll have the results in pop start. we'll play a little bit of the video from amber and johnny depp that was played in court.
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interesting story. >> tamron, thank you very much. just ahead, a new interview with monica he number one network in america. i know what you're thiining, they all claim stuff like that. yeah, but some of them are stretching the truth a little bit. one claimed to be four times better. we said, four times better than who? they said, four times better than we used to be. wh-wh-wha? if you're four times better than you used to be and you're still not the best,
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nbc 10 news starts now. good important, i'm rosemary connors. it's 7:56 on this monday. meteorologist bill henley is tracking some sunny conditions outside. bill? >> brilliant sunshine and it is going to really warm things up. the warming process has already started. 57 degrees in the lehigh valley. the pennsylvania suburbs at 52. we saw 30s to start with in south jersey. it is now just shy of the 40 degree mark and at the jersey shore, 47 degrees. the sunshine is going to be bright and a range of temperatures right now in philadelphia but it's already up to 58 in west mount airy. look at society hill. warming to 80 degrees this afternoon. jessica boyington has been keeping her eye on an accident involving a school bus in delaware. jessica? >> new castle county out in newark, we actually had skyforce 10 live over top of the scene a few moments ago where they have
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been clearing the accident scene. a school bus involved, children on board but no injuries reported there, at least for the children on the school bus. it was involved with another vehicle as well. that's on old baltimore pike and alby drive. that's clearing out of the way right now. what you should be worrying about is in lawrence township, an overturned truck at 95 southbound. princeton pike. the ramp from route 17 southbound to 95 southbound is closed as well. the flyers quest for the cup comes back to south philadelphia tonight. here's a live look at the wells fargo center where the flyers will try to turn around their playoff series with the capitals. comcast spectacor will host a pregame tailgate party for spectators. that's at 5:00. the puck drops at 7:00. another update in 25 minutes. nowç back to the "today" show. have a good one.
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it's 8:00 on "today" and coming up, monica's new mission. monica lewinsky speaks out in a new interview about her infamous affair, its aftermath and moving forward in the midst of the presidential race. royalty reimagined. a controversial new book reveals what goes on behind the palace walls, as it shines a light on the relationship between the queen, camila and duchess kate. chance of a lifetime. >> wine classes. >> this is a travel solution, perfectly folded, fitted. >> we'll meet mom inventors from across the country, as they get the chance to make their products a sellout success on qvc. >> oh, thank you!
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>> and become the next big thing. today, monday, april 18th, 2016. ♪ i won't give up ♪ no, i won't give in ♪ till i reach the end >> it's my 16th birthday! >> we're back at 8:00 on a monday morning. it's the 18th day of april, 2016. you know what? we're feeling it on the plaza. this feels like spring. >> yeah, baby! >> temperatures going up near 80 year in new york today. breezy and feels a little cooler. great crowd. >> we have pretty exciting news. the band perry is heading to this plaza. they'll be here next wednesday, april 27th. it's a live concert. we are marking 100 days till the
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2016 rio olympic games. >> very cool. we're also working on a special series to celebrate 100 years of national parks. there are 410 of them across this great country. ideal spots for summer vacation. to help you find your park, we'll be visiting some of our favorites and highlight all they have to offer. we have more coming up in may. head to today pont for mo. it is such a great asset to this country, the national parks. >> sharing pop-up tents? >> sounds good. and tamron has made her way into our facebook live booth. she's ready to answer any and all of your questions. tamron? >> hey, guys. i'm here. i've got questions coming. i guess i'm supposed to close the door now. it's private. just between me and our millions of viewers. hello. are you there? >> i can still hear you.
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>> we should probably cut that off right now. you can check that out at let's get a check of the morning's top stories from natalie. >> good morning. rescue crews are searching for survivors in the rubble caused by a massive earthquake in ecuador. even as some are pulled to safety, the death toll is climbing toward 300 this morning. thousands more are injured. the epicenter of the quake was along the coast 100 miles from the capital, quito. at a magnitude 7.8, the damage is widespread and electricity and water are cut off. american brian bayer survived the quake and i spoke with him this morning. he described his escape, as his apartment building collapsed around him. >> i got to the staircase while plaster and concrete was falling. none of the panes of glass in my building were tempered so many shattered. i wasn't able to hold on to my shoes so by the time i got outside, i was barefoot.
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it was a scary experience. >> he says the whole thing took 90 seconds, but the damage all around him was expensive. president obama heads to saudi arabia, caught between the demands of 9/11 families and angry threats from the audis. at issue is a bill that could lead to saudi officials held responsible for the 9/11 attacks. andrea mitchell is here with more on the delicate situation. good morning. >> delicate and combustible. good morning, natalie. fury in congress and from a group of 9/11 families over a saudi threat to punish the u.s. economy if congress lets the 9/11 families sue saudi arabia for damages related to the terror attacks. all of this erupting as the president heads to saudi arabia tomorrow for a summit with the king. >> reporter: for years, many of the families have suspected some in saudi arabia of playing a role in the attack. 15 of the 19 terrorists were saudi. the saudi government has always
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denied any involvement. the 9/11 commission concluded that, quote, it found no evidence that the saudi government as an institution or senior saudi officials individually funded the attack. but critics say that left open the possibility some parts of the saudi government could have been involved. at a 2002 congressional report, kept 28 pages secret, pages the 9/11 families say implicated some saudis. >> we've been told that there's no threat to national security to release them. we've also been told they point a strong finger to sawudi arabi. >> reporter: terry's husband was in the twin towers, leaving his wife and children. >> why does saudi arabia have so much influence in our country and the laws we're trying to make? >> is there objection to the bill at this time? >> reporter: the bill would let americans sue foreign countries if they're found to be responsible for terror attacks
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on u.s. soil. but the administration says u.s. troops could lose their immunity if the saudis or other countries retaliate. >> what it would do is really expose the united states of america to lawsuit and take away our sovereign immunity, and create a terrible precedent in its current form. >> reporter: both hillary clinton and bernie sanders were caught off guard when asked about the legislation on sunday. >> i don't know about the specific legislation that you're referring to, but obviously, i'll look into it. >> i am not all that familiar with it, as well, but i do believe saudi arabia is playing a very dangerous role in fundamentalism around the world. >> the families want to sue, despite the white house's argument that it could disrupt an alliance and put u.s. military personnel in danger overseas.
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saudi arabia said it would sell hundreds of billions in u.s. assets. on the eve of the summer olympics, the brazil president is accused of misappropriating funds from government banks to cover a budget gap. the lower house voted to impeach her last night. if the senate agrees, she will have to step down temporarily ahead of a trial. the university of buffalo is apologizing for mistakenly sending acceptance letters to more than 5,000 high school students. an incorrect database was used. e-mails pointing out the mistakes were sent within hours. the good news is the students who were mistakenly accepted haven't been outright rejected yet either. they still possibly have a chance. that's a big whoopsie. >> so much anxiety on students this time of year. another headline about monica lewinsky.
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>> that's right. she's speaking out in a new interview about the scandal that thrust her into the spotlight two decades ago, and her ongoing battle against bullying. >> reporter: a candid monica lewinsky unfiltered and opened up about her affair with former president bill clinton. >> at the age of 22, i fell in love with my boss. >> reporter: and its aftermath. now 42, she says the shame sticks to you like tar. i felt like every layer of my skin and my identity were ripped off of me in '98 and '99, she tells the "guardian" newspaper. it's a skinning of sorts. you feel raw and frightened. >> life was almost unbearable. >> reporter: the fear driving lewinsky to become an advocate for cyber bullying. >> overnight, i went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one worldwide. >> reporter: teaming up with vote a phone to create
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anti-bullying emojis and gives for te -- gifs for teens. though never attempting suicide, she said, i came very close. i don't think young people see suicide as an ending, but a reset. lewinsky says her reputation often haunts her. my narrative gets pulled into things based on what other people are doing things, even if i do nothing. donald trump thrusting lewinsky into a conversation with the clintons on "today." >> whether it's monica lewinsky, paula jones or many of them, and that will be fair game. >> are you saying an extramarital affair by bill clinton is fair game, something you think should be in the campaign? >> i'm not saying -- what i'm saying is simple. if she's going to play the woman card, it's all fair game. >> reporter: when asked if she's worried about trump bringing her up, lewinsky, i'm not going to answer it. i'm affected by what happens on the world stage, but i don't let it deter me. >> cruelty to others is nothing
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new. >> reporter: two years ago, lewinsky defended the affair as between two consenting adults. sure, my boss took advantage of me, but i will always remain firm on this point, it was a consensual relationship. any abuse came in the aftermath when i was a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful posit n position. >> you can insist on a different ending to your story. >> reporter: two decades later, lewinsky is slowly reclaiming her identity and says, i'm incredibly grateful for the movement i have in my life right now. >> lewinsky came up with the emojis after talking with teenagers who were struggling to express sympathy. she realized the anti-bullying symbols are a way to help someone feeling alone and upset. >> you wonder if any of the candidates -- and looking at one in particular -- will take her personal situation into account, or hear those words before invoking her name. >> you hope. >> she's trying to move on and
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start a new path for herself, but it's been 20 years of this. >> natalie, thank you. coming up next, we'll take a turn and get an update on one of our all-time favorite trending stories. will this boat be named boatie mcboat face? the awkward apology from johnny depp and amber heard, tied to the dog smuggling incident in australia. our search for today's next big thing. big thing. who has the idea that might just i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. big thing. who hmy psoriatic arthritis just caused joint pain. just like my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. and i was worried about joint damage. my doctor said joint pain from ra can be a sign of existing joint damage that could only get worse. he prescribed enbrel to help relieve pain and help stop further damage. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders and allergic reactions have occurred.
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♪ hi. ♪ ♪ ♪ we're back at 8:14. good time for a monday edition of patriots day, tax day edition of trending. >> it is. >> three stories we've done over the years on people who text and
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drive. >> yes. >> so annoying and dangerous. here's the potential new weapon in the fight against distracted driving. lawmakers right here in new york state want to equip police officers with something they're calling textalyzers. something like a breathalyzer. the new technology would plug into a phone and determine if someone who was just involved in an accident was texting while they were driving. drivers would be tested at the scene of the accident. under the proposed bill, drivers would lose their license if they refuse to hand over their phones. critics say it's unconstitutional and an unnecessary invasion of privacy. >> interesting. i think it's an interesting way to go about it. it's not an invasion of privacy if they're not looking at the content of the messages, just whether or not you were texting. >> like if you were drinking before driving. it's the same hazard. >> in terms of the problem, texting and driving has to be right up there with drinking and
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driving. >> yeah. here's a question so many of you have been waiting to hear. would you like unlimited fries with that? a mcdonald's in missouri is going to open its doors with all you can eat french fries. congratulations, people of missouri. this restaurant is billing itself as a mcdonald's of the future. it'll have a big area for kids to play, table top video games, table service and -- >> and the unlimited french fries. you pay for one and keep going? >> yeah. >> only one ketchup per person. >> you can hang out there all day. >> anybody use mayonnaise on french fries? >> sometimes. >> too much of a good thing. update on a story we talked about last month. it was a doozy. the online poll to name a new british research ship. it's worth nearly $300 million.
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the government asked the public for help. what would you like to name the research vessel? 7,000 names were submitted and many were dignified, such as the sir ernest shackleton, endeavor or falcon. n none could compete with the winner, boatie mcboat face. winning easily. the government -- >> are they bound by that? >> they will review all of the names and make an announcement. >> not to be a bummer or downer, but if something were to happen with the ship, the new -- to have to be able to read the news, boatie mcboat face just went down -- >> might be overshadowed by the ship sinking. but yeah. >> exactly. >> i think we're thinking on a more positive thing. it's a research ship. >> thanks for being a downer. >> not to be a downer but -- >> but. >> i'm going to be a downer.
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now to the awkward apology video from johnny depp and amber heard. and what is beyonce up to? tamron, pop start. >> first, johnny depp and amber heard breathing easier this morning. heard was prosecuted in australia for smuggling the couple's dogs into the country. the case dubbed a war on terr r terrier. this morning, the charges were dropped in one condition. johnny and amber were required to film this apology video. >> australia is a wonderful island with a treasure-trove of unique plants and animals and people. >> it has to be protected. >> australia is free of many diseases that are common place around the world. that is why australia has to have such strong biosecuri-secu laws. >> australians are unique. when you disrespect australian law, they will tell you firmly. >> i am truly sorry that pistol and boo were not declared.
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protecting australia is important. >> declare everything when you enter australia. >> they are both great actors, which clearly didn't want to bring the a-game to that moment. she pleaded guilty, but australian authorities let her off with a warning and a one-month bond of $1,000. called it a good behavior bond. do you agree with the court's decision? 52% say yes. 48% are calling it fair punishment. >> where does the video air? >> in court. >> does it also air on australia television for people coming in? >> so far as it stands, it's aired in court. >> like airports. >> they should. >> like the tsa, public service announcement. ready for lemonade? beyonce fans are extra thirsty, trying to figure out her new project. it is called lemonade. the new trailer dropped sunday night. no one is sure what this is. an album, documentary, something entirely different than anything
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we've ever seen before? all bow eyonce says is the pastd present merge to meet us here. lemonade airs this saturday on hbo. have you seen "american horror story," the show? the opening of the show. it's popular on fx. they have this really unique open. that's what it looks like. i don't know. her fans are thirsty, and we are, too, apparently. we can't get enough of her. that's pop start. >> keep us posted. mr. roker? >> we have more rain to talk about. there's a really dangerous situation right now in the texas, houston area. northwestern suburbs of houston. 20 inches of rain or more. coming up on 10 inches. we right now have flash flood watches and warnings. almost 8 million people under a flash flood warning now. 21 million people under flash flood watches. rainfall amounts are really, i mean -- for the next three days, on top of what has already
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fallen, we're talking about seven inches or more between corpus christi and houston. lake charles, shreveport. flooding is going to be a big problem. boston marathon today. it'll be on the cool side but great for the runners. stars starts off mostly sunny. noon, clouds. sea breeze good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a summer preview today. we got sunshine. look at these afternoon temperatures. south philadelphia up to 80 degrees. 80 in doylestown and pennsylvania suburbs and the lehigh valley, bethlehem 78 degrees. big warm up south jersey. little bit cooler with a seabreeze at thor, atlantic city 68. but up to 80 degrees in delaware. and dover. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. recently, we asked all the mom inventors out there to sub many it their ideas to becoming
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today's next big thing. we got hundreds of entries. we've narrowed it down to just nine finalists. you're going to meet them all this week. the winner will get the life-changing opportunity to see her product live on qvc. first, there's a preview of what to expect. >> leslie, good hang up, you are our winner. >> reporter: this was the moment when life change for leslie peresson, the winner of our first next big thing contest. >> ready to go on qvc tomorrow morning? >> oh, gosh, no, but yes. >> reporter: 24 hours later, leslie was making qvc history. >> we have sold out of our initial shipment. >> reporter: not only did she sell out before her good hang ups product was described, she had a huge back order. >> sold out. congratulations. >> thank you. >> reporter: since then, the seattle mom has been able to refocus 100% of her product development business just on good hang ups. now, we're hoping by the end of
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this week, we'll change the life of another mom. this time around, the categories have changed in honor of mother's day. from gadgets for mom purse. >> spill proof wineglass. >> reporter: to inventions to help the mom of the go. >> this is a travel solution. >> reporter: even a category dedicated to helping moms get organized. >> perfectly folded, fitted sheet. >> reporter: only one can be crowded today's next big thing. >> starting tomorrow, three semi-finalists per day will walk through those doors and pitch their products. each day, you'll get a chance to vote for your favorite. on friday, we'll bring back the top three. our judges will decide who will become today's next big thing. why wait? we have a special guest at the door right now. our reigning champ, leslie peresson. hey, leslie. >> hi. >> good to see you. >> great to see you, al. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> how has life changed since your invention got selected? >> oh, it's been amazing.
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before the contest, i had done a kick starter. i had a few sales. but after the contest, i've been on qvc three times. >> wow. >> i have a ton of resellers. we even launched our good hang ups for kids art, which has been exciting. >> any advice for the contesters who will be coming up this week? >> absolutely. i think that all of them should feel great about the fact they were selected. it's a big vote of confidence in their product. and to really enjoy the moment. it's special. >> that's right. you are, too, and we love your product. >> thank you. >> let's meet our judges. first of all, we have doug, the executive vice president of merchandising at qvc. of course, you know jill martin, our "today" contributor and creative director of qvc's brand. finally, our very own "today" host, savannah guthrie. >> hello. >> have you ever been surprised by what sells on qvc? >> yeah, i like to say i know what's going to sell but occasionally, you're surprised. not that it sells but how well
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it does. >> for example, the good hang ups. >> unbelievable. sold out before it went on air. really strong. >> jill, what will you be looking for? >> i picture someone sitting at home and saying, i need that. i want that. that will fix something in my life. that's what good hang ups was. we saw them and said, i want to hang something on the wall and i can't without this product. that's why i feel it did well. >> savannah, i was where you were last year. are you going to be a tough judge? >> i don't know. i think i'll be more paula abdul than simon cowell. i want to ask good questions because i want the mompreneurs to be successful. you have to ask the hard questions and make sure they have a good product. >> impressive, wearing the same color as our logo. nice. >> thanks. >> tomorrow's category, gadgets for mom's purse. coming up, look who is here. michelle williams, burning up broadway. we'll check with her and catch up on all things good after your local news. michelle said, what do i do? i said, stand here and be
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michelle williams. after your local news and weather. good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's 8:26 on this monday. we got a beautiful day on tap. let's get a check of our neighborhood forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> beautiful sunny skies. temperatures are climbing for each part of our area. now 52 degrees in south jersey. had schooled know the 30s this morning. today will clearly be the warmest of the next seven. 80 degrees in philadelphia and near the 80 degree mark for south jersey and the pennsylvania suburbs. a little bit cooler along the coastline, 68 degrees with a seabreeze this afternoon. for the latest on the morning rush we check in with
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jessica. >> on 95, an accidents scene at broad street headed northbound into the sun glare. there's an accidents. you can see some delay. obviously it trickles out headed southbound past the scene but some delay on the opposite side by the scene. in lawrence township this overturned truck tying things up. the two right lanes are closed on the ramp from route 1 to 95 southbound is closed also. this morning we're learning that man under arrest following the shooting death of a 4-year-old girl in philadelphia was arraigned a little bit earlier today. maurice phillips is charged with third degree murder and other related offenses following the weekend shooting in kensington. police say he's the boyfriend of the girl's mother. according to investigators phillips confessed telling them he was playing with the gun when it accidentally went off. i'm rosemary connors. now back to the "today" show.
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♪ morning, everybody. it's 8:30. it's monday morning. it's the 18th of april, 2016. great crowd on rockefeller plaza. some runners who ran the half marathon yesterday. we'll talk about that in a couple moments. we assemble the group together here. >> coming up, we're going to talk to a terrific actress, michelle williams. she's getting a lot of tony buzz. i think actors and actresses hate when you say that.
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but she is, getting a lot of great critical acclaim for her role on broadway. we'll talk to her about that. plus, dumpling for dinner. i love dumplings. we'll show you how to make them at home faster than you can say, take out. >> natalie, you can go to town on thosepulled off this weekend. you finished in the top 100 of the more shape women's half marathon. congratulations. >> thank you. we had an incredible team. the "today" show team. a lot of women, a lot of producers from nbc sports also showing up. we appreciate everybody returnireturn i -- turning out. it was the more shape women's half. you know charlotte garner? she finished 49th overall. >> wow. >> she crushed it. >> good for her. >> great job. >> amazing. >> we talked to maria shriver in the last hour. we want to tell you about move for minds. this is an event she has this saturday. it's to support research on women and alzheimer's disease.
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it includes fitness classes and a special in club marketplace at equinox sports clubs all over the country. you can get more information at al, check of the weather? >> let's look at the week ahead. you're looking at sunshine for the most part in the early part of the week in the east and the west. down to texas is and louisiana. mid part of the week, the rain spreads from the great lakes and continues in texas. then the latter part of the week, we have wet weather along the eastern seaboard and the west coast. in between, everything looking good. look how warm it was along the eastern half of the country and the western half. the cooler air shrinks into the midsection of the country. then everybody is looking warm. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a summer preview today. we got sunshine. look at these afternoon temperatures. south philadelphia up to 80 degrees. 80 in doylestown and pennsylvania suburbs and the
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lehigh valley, bethlehem 78 degrees. big warm up south jersey. we'll see a high of 81 degrees. little bit cooler with a seabreeze at the shore, atlantic city 68. but up to 80 degrees in delaware. and dover. have a great day. >> don't forget, get the weather any time you need it. weather channel on cable or online. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. we are here with oscar nominee michelle williams. she's back on broadway, starring in the critically acclaimed two-person show "blackbird." her 80 gut-wrenching minutes, she squares off against jeff daniels, as they see each other for the first time in years following an affair. i tried to set the scene. the first word of the play is shock. that's as good as any to describe what will follow. >> it sets the play up perfectly.
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>> it's a two-person show. it's 80 minutes, as we mentioned. there's nowhere to hide. there's no intermission, no scene where the dancing people come out. >> no. >> it sounds incredibly intense. >> amazing thing about it, once it gets started, you don't really -- there is no time to stop and think or second guess yourself. it's a train and it takes off and leaves the station. you don't have a choice but to hang on. >> jeff daniels calls it a soul-scorcher. who wouldn't want to sign up for that? >> i don't know what it -- i have a strange affection for things that are of that nature. >> how are you handling doing this, as i said, 80-minute show, eight shows a woeek, day after day? it has to be grueling. >> it is, but i find it so rewarding. it is a beautiful play. it's a perfect piece of material. any time your life has an opportunity to intersect with something as great as this, like i think it's a real honor to be
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able to say yes and take it on. i love working hard. it's the number one thing i'm attracted to in roles, if it's going to be difficult. >> you've taken on difficult roles in movies, as well, thinking of "broke back mountain." >> i'm learning so much on stage and i love how it applies to film. i love that there is really no way out of it. you can't stop in the middle and say, oh, i messed up my lines. can i have another take? you have to become dependent on yourself. i like setting the task in front of myself. >> do you find the show is different every night, even if the lines are the same? >> it really is. jeff and i will come off stage and say, wow, you really went somewhere else and i followed you. we watch these waves all the time. then you find a different way to shore. it keeps it exciting. we do do it a lot, and it's just the two of us.
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we have a responsibility to each other to keep it fresh and interesting so we're not looking at each other like, oh, you again tonight. >> that same thing. chicken for dinner again? >> yeah. >> i make it sound grueling, and it is, but you have a life. you have your daughter who is 10. what do you do on free time in do you have fun? how is she doing? >> she's the light of my life, yeah. the best. >> people have been talking, by the way, about a "dawson's creek" reunion, which i don't know how you feel about. also, how would your character come back. >> i died. >> i know. i think we lost you at the end. >> you'd have to have her come back as a ghost or put filters on the camera. i'll do flashback scenes. i think it's a fun thing to imagine. i like imagining it. i haven't really heard anything say anything actually serious about that happening. >> if it did, maybe there could be a flashback or something. >> we make little "dawson's creek" reunions, but they're
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sort of private. >> michelle williams, thank you so much. extraordinary play. i should mention that "blackbird" is on broadway through june 11th. coming up next, "game of crowns." a new look at the royals and his inner rivalries, causing a stir. we will talk to the author. first, this is "today" on nbc. for years, i was a laboratory chemist,
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8:39. we're back with a new book out tomorrow that takes a look at the relationships and the rivalries of the royal family. >> reporter: "game of crowns" begins as fiction, with imaginary events following queen elizabeth's death. charles is crowned king. breaking his promise, crowns camilla his queen. the pair proves so unpopular, charles is pushed to advocate in favor of william. again, this is fiction. author christopher andersen thinks it's a believable
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scenario. throughout the rest of the book, andersen goes back in time and behind palace walls to explore the real-life relationships and rivalries of the three most powerful women in the royal family. the queen, camilla and kate. the three women who, right now, are reshaping the monarchy. the book suggests what they feel about each other. what camilla thinks of kate's humble roots. what the queen feels about camilla, the woman she once described as "wicked." there is incite into the scandal and tragedy that almost brought the monarchy to its knees. and recent events that have restored its fortunes. queen elizabeth said she'll never retire, but andersen hints she might. he suggests there may even be a plan to make william king sooner rather than later. >> christopher andersen joins us now. great to see you. >> great to be back. >> the firm is what we call them, the queen, camilla and
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kate. how are they getting on? >> on the surface, it's all smiles and everything is fine. behind the scenes, they have rival camps and are vying for position. you see the balcony scene at buckingham palace. they're all consciously jockeying for position. you get a sense of who is in favor with the queen, still the boss. >> controversial start to the book. again, fictional. >> right. >> you start with the death of queen elizabeth. >> everybody on the planet have grown up in a world with her in it. it'll be a historic event. >> she'll be 90 on thursday, still pretty -- >> yeah, if she lives to be 101 like her mom did, the queen mother, there's going to be a tremendous problem. charles will not become king until he's almost 80. >> how much of this is p preordained, in terms of what happens at that moment and how much is coming from your imaginary? >> he's going to be king. no way around this. diana said she was determined that william succeeds the queen and not her husband charles. it's not going to happen.
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he'll be king and camilla will be queen. a lot of people remember -- >> it's going to go over not well with a lot of people. >> every poll shows the british people would prefer william and kate to be the next king and queen. 2/3 would. >> the queen is notorious for being involved in almost everything that happens in the royal family. >> right. >> has she laid out what she wants to happen at her funeral? >> specifically, there is a plan called london bridge. inside the palace walls, it's known for the bridge, the code name for the funeral. every year, the senior royals all have their funerals acted out in predawn hours, so nobody can see it, through the streets of london. this is a rehearsed thing. >> i'll go back over something here. the queen famously said she would never ab dekate the throne. >> she never said that. >> doesn't plan to retire? >> there was a flurry in 2013, over an 18-month period.
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the pope ending a 600-year tradition of it. she's listening to that. >> you talk about some people in not glowing termterms, but they been spoken about in not glowing terms. camilla was once called "wicked," the royal home wrecker. how is she with the queen today? >> the queen tolerates her. she has a warm relationship with kate. everyone thinks camilla will be a commoner queen. granddaughter of a baron and someone who set out to be charles' wife from the beginning. as we know, destroyed diana's hea marriage. >> another person is kate's mom carol. >> kate's -- carol middleton is seen as an ambitious woman. >> with an agenda. >> she started out as a flight attendant at british airways. she built this fortune selling
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children's party favors and guided her daughter to the position she is now. they broke up in 2007. camilla engineered the break up, in a sense, and it was carol middleton who convinced her daughter to win william back. >> is this royal family ready to take this to the next generation? there has been so much talk about the troubles they've faced. >> william and kate are the hope of the monarchy, and the queen knows this. she's trying to have a plan where they can take the throne not when they're in their 60s, but become king william v and his queen hopefully in their 40s. >> great to talk to you. >> great pleasure. how you can jump start your kids' careers if they're graduating from college this spring. first, this is "today" on nbc. that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes.
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8:46. we're kicking off a two-day series called the graduates. all about things parents can do to help your kids take the next step. whether they're finishing up high school and going to college or they're finishing college. we'll begin with the college grad and the all-important first job search. jim is the top-level executive recruiter and author of "the parent's guide to the career playbook." good morning. a lot of parents perked up. they need this information. by the way, if students are graduating from college right now, there's good news and bad news. >> the good news is the employment market is kicking up. the bad news, it takes -- it's tough to get the first step. >> there is underemployment. a lot of college graduates will leave college and go to the work force and get jobs that don't quite really require the degree they're coming out of college with. >> employers are looking for the kinds of skills that college graduates are really getting there. communication, problem solving, collaboration. the key is to get in the work force. college kids will work for 10 to
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15 companies over their career. >> is this stressful for the college graduate? it's also stressful for the parents of the college graduate. >> sure. >> let's talk about three different graduals. the first, we'll call the panicked graduate. what type of kid is that? >> for the panicked graduate, the key for the parent is to tell them, look, here is how careers work. they're trade offs. job satisfaction, lifestyle and money. the good news is, you can have it all. the good news bad news, you can at the same time coming out of school. >> people are going to have 15 to 20 jobs over the course of their lives and careers. jump in and get started. >> correct, correct. actually, if you want to make a lot of money, because money is a trade off with lifestyle and job satisfaction, this is obvious, but go into a field that pays a lot of money. sounds obvious. >> right. >> but it's not. >> why didn't i think of that. let's talk about the student who may have graduated last year. they may have gone through job interviews and nothing panned
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out for them yet. we call this student the defeated graduate. what's the best advice for that person and their parents? >> 70% of jobs, matt, are gotten through referrals. they have to keep their spirits up. they have to get out there and keep speaking and telling their story. also, for the parent of the defeated graduate, it's okay to ask your friends for help and to say, hey, my student, my grad, can you give them a mentor conversation? can you chat with him? it leads to other things. by the way, help your friends' kids, as well. what goes around comes around. >> i hear this from a lot of my friends. what about parents of the unmotivated graduate? the graduate who comes out and says, you know what? i'm going to hang out for a while. maybe i'll live back home with the family. what's your advice for that parent? >> get out there and interview. interview, interview, interview. the feedback that you get, the practice telling your story. the other thing, there is something called the three magic
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words. arm your kid with the magic words. hi, i'm jim. hi, i'm matt. you say that and it opens up a conversation. just like that, human nature leads to the next conversation. >> same thing we've been teaching our kids since they were little. tamron is in the orange room. our viewers had questions. tamron? >> we have a lot of interesting ones. first up from amanda. should a parent really be helping a college graduate find a job? i mean, seriously? >> it's a great question. no one likes a helicopter parent. you can't do it for your kid. you can help encourage, but you can't do it for them. they have to go through the process, but you can be there as a good parent to help. >> tamron, another? >> we do. do summer internships lead to full time employment post graduation? if so, should we be aiming for internships as soon as the summer after freshman year or later? >> internships, we all know, are a part of the game. the key is to know that most internships don't lead to the permanent job. they shouldn't be thought of as auditions.
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they should be thought of as gaining experience. i'm a big believer in kids having real-life experience to go with those professional internships. >> a lot of parents and students dealing with this now. jim, thank you very much. we appreciate it. by the way, for more of his advice and how you can download the "parent's guide to the career playbook," head to our website, up next, a great dinner you can have on the table in less than 20 minutes. first on a monday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: today's food is brought to you by cheerios. we are back with today food. all this week we're cooking up 20-minute meals to get you in and out of the kitchen in a flash. we have the host of korean food made simple on the cooking channel. good morning. >> morning. >> we're making dumplings and can do it in 20 minutes. >> you have to be organized. >> first, let's get to the ingredients. >> everything here is easy to find. we have tofu, which adds texture, juiciness. ginger, sesame seed, dipping sauce, sesame oil, garlic, soy sauc sauce,. >> how do we get started? >> i'll get you down and dirty, if you don't mind. >> not at all. >> i have twice as much pork as beef. get to know your food. >> am i mixing them together? >> just mixing.
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>> this is the tofu, right? >> yeah. we want to get it all mixed. this is shredded cabbage. it's going to have nice texture, juiciness. this is all really healthy, too. >> i should mention, the tasting table is downstairs. guys, are you digging in? >> savannah, is that regular brief and not pork? >> beef and pork. 2:1 ratio. added sesame seeds. it'll add a little crunch. some ginger. it's nice for fragrance. garlic, of course. then soy sauce. salt, the flavor, little bit of color. sesame oil. earthy nuttiness. >> mixing it all up. >> easy, right? >> it is. helps to have all your stuff out. >> true. >> what do we have? >> sugar, salt and pepper. good seasoning. >> didn't see the sugar coming. >> yeah. >> let's pretend i mixed it up. how long do you want to do it?
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>> that's good. >> pulled together? >> uniform. that's pretty much perfect. easy, right? >> love it. >> off with the gloves. >> now -- >> this is the part that intimidates me. what do we do? >> you take one. it's all you need. little bit of water. one finger. around the edges. my mom used to make us do this when we were little. if i can do it when i was 4 years old, you can do it. >> you might be surprised. >> teaspoon of filling. >> you don't want to overstuff on the filling. >> no. >> in the middle. >> yeah. >> you can close it simply. what i like to do is make a little bit of a crimp. >> make it pretty. where do you get the wrappers? >> chinatown. in your japan center. anywhere. >> great. >> then you're done. >> that wasn't so hard. >> it's easy. >> then what happens? >> so you fill up your tray. this is what you do to make a lot at one time. freeze this. >> you can freeze it.
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>> then dump them whenever and fry them. that's the fastest way. >> guys, what do you think? >> with we get a tight shot of the dumpling you just made? >> what? >> so you can admire its beauty? >> very nice. >> your results at home may vary. thank you so much. you can find all our recipes any time at back after your good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's just about 9:00 on this monday and meteorologist bill henley is track being a warm and sunny day ahead. bill >> a beautiful warm up in spite of the winds remember current wind speeds are below 10 miles per hour for most of the area but out of the north-northwest. usually a cooling direction for us.
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that's not happening today. as you can see by the seven day forecast we're in for a big warm. 68 degrees in philadelphia. 65 and warming in delaware. with temperatures climb through the day we'll top out near 80 degrees for philadelphia. in fact, entire area will wind up near 80 degrees. the exception the shore with a little bit of a seabreeze this afternoon. >> we have an eye onto roads. >> rear still watching an accidents out in lawrence township an overturned truck on i-95 southbound. two right lanes are closed and route 1 ramp is still closed. here's 95 over in pennsylvania. approaching broad street right here and we had an earlier accident starting to clear. watching some of that sun glare. >> we have some new information this morning in the shooting of a philadelphia police officer. investigators now tell us they are still looking for one gunman responsible for wounding officer
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james mccaula. he confronted two men in a car jack have night. the officer was shot in the leg. police do have one of the suspects in custody. the presidential candidates will set their sights on pennsylvania this week. tomorrow ted cruz is holding an election night watch party in philly to watch the returns come in from new york. bernie sanders will lead a rally at penn state. i'm rosemary connors. now back to the "today" show.
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this morning on "today's take," robert de niro gets candid about the controversial comments he made on this show. then two hilarious stars. "veep's" tony hale and "the unbreakable kimmy schmidt"'s titus burgesburgess. then matthew modine. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. it's monday morning, april 18th, 2016. it's tax day. swallow that. >> tax day, oh, yeah. >> this is glorious. i don't use that word every day. this is a glorious day in new york city.
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it's going to be almost 80 degrees. not 80 degrees, sunny. >> finally, spring has sprung. >> it has. >> it's here. >> morning jam? >> "work this body" by walk the moon. >> nice. >> it's going to be that kind of weather. >> work this body. going to make it sweat, just like this? >> have you whipped out the bike yet? >> i have. took a long bike ride this weekend that was spectacular. did one saturday and did one sunday to make sure i was -- but did it really to make sure i was home in time. i was given a pass. i didn't have to go to church. >> really? >> i could sit and watch live the debut of "sunday today." >> you're a generous man, al roker. skipp skipped church for me. >> the lord gave you permission. >> how was it? >> it was great, fun. a long time in the works. when it gets the first show out, get to the first commercial break and say, okay, this is going to be all right. >> like a new look to it, also. >> yeah. >> i love that.
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>> give it a new look and feel. see new faces, hear new voices. >> you bought new tv monitors. >> we did. >> this is great. >> i love yellow. >> went down to crazy eddie's. >> this set is insane! >> the color scheme is amazing, as well. it woke me up. i was in texas watching you. >> i saw you tweeting. thank you very much. >> you had, which i think is a phenomenal first show, leslie odom jr., who plays in "hamilton." you landed the big one. >> it was a dream get for the first show. spent a couple days with him last week. he's a talented guy but also such a smart guy and a thoughtful guy. just somebody -- you get the interviews where it's not an interview and you're talking to someone you feel you know. so smart and fun to talk to on a range of issues. he took me behind the scenes, which not many cameras have done before. here's a little look. >> they couldn't see me, but i could see them. it would freak them out if they
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knew. i'd watch them from here. >> what are you looking for? what do you want to see? >> are they happy? are they excited? are they tired? >> and he went on to say, are they drunk? he said on a saturday night, you look out and tell, they're drunk. they're going to be tired at the end of the first act so i have to bring up my energy. if you missed it, catch it online. our show on sunday, i think that piece was 7 1/2 minutes. you get to spend time with these people. >> relax. >> miss church, get a cup of coffee and spend time with willie. another religious experience. now, speaking of energy, marathon woman. >> half. >> more than any of us did. don't down play it. >> it was a team of us. i wasn't feeling great, but it was a great crowd. 7500 women turned out for the more shape half marathon in central park. we had an amazing time. it was the perfect day for running. erica hill was there.
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we had carolyn monroe, as well, from nbc olympics. it was a really man tafantastic >> love that picture. >> that's our "today" show team. we had like 30 staffers there. >> amazing. >> people don't realize, you had to run central park, the loop twice. there are two major hills. >> the harlem hill and -- i mean, there are lots of hills. that park is tough. >> yeah. >> you hit the harlem hill twice. the second time, i took a picture and was like, thank god that's over. >> you have on five-inch heels today, which is incredible. >> i'm fine. >> that's you. >> no, no, no. i mean, there are parts of me that are sore. you know. >> okay. >> i don't know because i will never run a marathon. i don't know anything about that. >> did you set natalie up? >> i'm blushing and i'm brown right now. >> it's great. >> rare to see a black woman blush, and i just did. >> she has the vapors. you know what? i had the vapors the other
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night. i celebrated aretha franklin's birthday with the queen of soul. her 74th. that's her praying over her cake. i was about to weep. she was thanking the lord for her 74th birthday. >> she looks amazing. >> then i jetted off to texas. have a new show that's starting in june. tamron hall investigates. that is me with -- talk about a spiritual experience -- this is admiral william mccraven. he is the chancellor, many know him as the man who coor orchest the takedown of osama bin laden. it was like, i get the shakes right now. >> awesome. >> we got a rare interview with him coming up about a hot topic affecting texas. we did that. after i saw the admiral, i had to go to al roker's favorite place in texas. this was my snack. this is a t. hall snack from the
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great guys at franklin's. i got the al roker treatment. you know what that means. >> well, i can finish that off. did you get to sit in the table in the back? >> that's the al roker treatment. the line is like three or four hours long. they were sweet because i had to catch a flight. i was there with the chancellor. they rarely do this, but they took me to the back. there was a spread of meat. >> spread of meat? >> yes. you cooked over the weekend. after i ate that, i wanted to come to your house. >> i had nothing quite as luxurious as aaron and his lovely wife and their daughter, but i made a whole roasted cauliflower, salad and quinoa. >> amazing and healthy. >> couple of pork chops for nic and i because deborah is doing a ceredp vegan thing. >> will you do that recipe this friday? >> yeah, why not? >> when you tweeted that last night, i assumed you were at a
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restaurant. >> i did, too. >> it looked beautiful. >> that's al's regular sunday. >> the dishes, i got those at fishing eddies. >> i love that. >> when i first moved to new york city. >> fish's eddie. fish and -- anyway, it was originally like a surplus store, where you buy dishes cheap. i bought those dishes when i first moved to new york in 1983. >> i love that place. it's like they get all kinds of serveware from all over. >> all over the country. there used to be like extra surprise stuff from restaurants and things like that. >> we should do stories on places like that. it's a whole cauliflower? >> the whole thing. it's simple. really about as easy as you can get. >> i'm hungry. >> we have to go to al's house on a sunday night. sunday dinner. >> we can do that. >> crash the roker house. "snl" over the weekend, really good episode. >> amazing.
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>> julia louis-dreyfus was hosting. >> it was a "seinfeld" reunion. she brought back elaine. during a debate sketch, guess who else was on the stage? bernie sanders played by larry david, who co-created "seinfeld." >> you've been vague in the past, but how exactly are you going to break up the big banks? >> big bank breakup? >> yeah. big bank breakup. >> you break em up! >> how? how? >> once i'm elected president, i'll have a nice thing in the white house gym, go to the big banks, sit them down, yada, yada, yada, and they'll be broken up. >> what? no, no. you can't yada, yada at a debate. you yada, yadaed over the best part. >> no. >> s-c-h-v-i-z.
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>> that's great. >> hillary clinton at the opening said, feel the bern. classic. >> the best. >> i have a major crush on kate mckinnckinnon. she's funny. i love her. >> i've never heard you say a celebrity crush. >> i'm looking forward to all the ladies in "ghostbusters," especially kate. we've been talking about this rain. it is not going anywhere unfortunately. there is a ground stop in the houston airports. northwest suburbs of houston, 20 inches of rain so far. it is still falling. from san antonio to gal vveston. almost 10 million people under the warnings for flood floods. and 21 million people under the watch. to give you an idea of how much rain we're talking about, in a square mile in houston, if you
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get an inch of rain, it eequals 17 million gallons of rain. if you take those affected under the watch, average out three inches of rain, it's over 144,000 square miles, it'll equal over 7 trillion gallons of water. 7.5 trillion gallons of water, enough to fill in over 11 million olympic swimming pools. look at the rainfall totals. crazy amounts. they'll continue to fall on top of what has already fallen. we're talking, some areas, 7 to 10 more inches. flooding is going to be a big problem into the middle and end of this week. that'shat's going on around w good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a summer preview today. we got sunshine. look at these afternoon temperatures. south philadelphia up to 80 degrees. 80 in doylestown and pennsylvania suburbs and the lehigh valley, bethlehem 78 degrees. big warm up south jersey.
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glass skbror will see a high of 81 degrees. little bit cooler with a seabreeze at the shore, atlantic city 68. but up to 80 degrees in delaware. and dover. have a great day. >> that is your latest weather. oh, my gosh. check out our instagram booth. this is a who is who of celebrities. matthew modine. titus bus burgess and our palat hale. plus, i have a conversation with legendary actor robert de niro, opening up about the controversy they've been talking about wit about with vaccines and kids with autism. all that and more still ahead. huge! huge! >> huge! ♪coming soon from progressive, it's "savin' u," the new hit single from the dizzcounts. ♪ cash money ♪ the biggest discount and understand... ♪ the dizzcounts.
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it. i wanted it to be in. we decided to pull it because they didn't want to pull the festival in a direction. it was from filmmakers, according to jane. i said, let me just take it out. i'm not 100% sure it was a right thing to do ultimately. next time i'll know, hopefully more clearly, when presented with a situation like this. but there is something definitely there with vax, and there is something going on with the cdc, the pharmaceutical industry. >> people should read the reviews of the film. there are things in the film that put aside the point you're making. there are issues from the film, from the consistency, from somebody saying one thing 20 minutes in and then reverses their point of view. >> there are inaccuracies in any film, any documentary. i don't really -- and i'm not defending it in that way. i don't know. but there are accuracies, things you have to question. that's my reason for having the
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film. to question certain things or open it up for discussion. pros and cons. there is something that is not quite kosher in all of this. that's all i can say. >> in a sense, with this controversy, probably more people will see this movie. >> as they should. >> it was only going to be in 120-seat screening. >> now people are going to say, what's the deal? >> exactly. >> probably seek it out. >> they'll seek it out and make their own decision. they'll do their own research, which i'm doing, too. >> you talking to me? >> reporter: another topic is the 40th anniversary of "taxi driver," de niro earning an oscar nomination playing the disgruntled vet. >> was i in there? >> you had a small role. >> maybe when i see it, it'll bring it back. >> reporter: we won't have to wait long. this week, he's reunited with
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cast members for a special talk and screening. >> looking forward to seeing it again? >> i am. actually, i think i might have looked at it actually 20 years ago, give or take a few years, when paul schraeder and i were talking, and marty, about doing a -- i don't know if you'd call it a sequel, but where travis would be, la later on in his li >> reporter: de niro was busy embracing the future of story telling. at the tribeca film festival, everything from virtual reality to film projects are showcased. >> it's called the tribeca film festival, but there's virtual reality, internet, snapchat, all these different mediums. do you have any thought to changing the name? it is more than just film now. >> without question. it probably should be called the tribeca festival. now, you have new story tellers, new creators coming from all these different places.
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and the festival loves technology as long as you can tell a good story with it. >> have you been kind of intrigued by this proliferation of a different way to tell a story? >> i have. some of it, i don't understand. i remember when i was -- so my older kids were looking at mtv. i thought, geez, what's this? you know, it's all great. >> tribeca film festival now through this weekend will feature a virtual arcade through the 23rd. >> you get to call robert de niro bob? we're impressed. >> you want to go back 40 years to meet the younger robert de ni niro. >> not travis. >> one of the films at the festival is directed by matthew modine, starring his daughter rudy. we'll talk to matt after these messages.
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matthew modine has a long list of credits that includes starring in roles in a war drama and "shortcut" and the blockbuster "the dark knight rises." >> now he's writing and directing "super sex," which premiered at the tribeca film festival. it's about two adult children who hires prostitutes for their father. happens every day. good morning. >> morning. >> before we get to the film, what happened here, you got this patch on. >> this is what happens when you direct your daughter in a movie. >> that means you got on the actress's nerves? what happened? >> you know, you're going to have ruby -- to ask ruby about it. it's a really funny movie.
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ed, kevin nealon, elizabeth perkins. it was a pleasure to go to work and direct these amazing -- >> let's go to ruby, your daughter, the star. hi, ruby. >> hi. >> what was it like having dad direct you? >> i mean, it's not always easy working with your dad. see the shiner he has. >> i feel like ruby might have given him the shiner. >> i think that's what they're telling us. >> that's what's happening. >> let's talk about the plot of the movie. tamron laid it out. you are directing your daughter as the prostitute in the scenario we laid out. what was that like? >> it was interesting. she went online and found out that more actresses have been nominated and won academy awards for playing prostitutes than any other role. >> is that true? >> yeah. jane fonda, helen hayes. 11 or 12 actresses have won or been nominated. it's weird, an interesting thing --
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>> thought provoking. >> -- to try and understand. elizabeth and kevin are brother and sister and try to find something for their dad. they design he needs sex. they hire this young prostitute. >> was it awkward, directing your daughter in that role? >> we -- yes, yeah. >> what about for you, ruby, was it awkward having dad on the other side of the camera? >> yeah, and it was strange people telling me to go for it, no matter the fact that my father was on set. >> gosh. >> i actually, this is based on a famous joke, right, "super sex." i read the title and thought, i wonder if that's it. that's the joke. you turned sbiet eed it into a >> wonderful eli wallock, an amazing actor, told it. i didn't see it coming. then i told it to ed and he goes, i know the joke.
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calling the shots in third with $10 million. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> we both saw the "jungle book" and loved it. not together but we still saw it. anyway, sunshine along the eastern seaboard early part of the week. rain in texas will continue. wet weather in the plains. sunshine out west. midweek, it moves east and breaks down. sunny along the eastern seaboard and the west coast. latter part of the week, the rain goes east with heavier showers and thunderstorms in the southeast. more wet weather into the west coast. th good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a summer preview today. we got sunshine. look at these afternoon temperatures. south philadelphia up to 80 degrees. 80 in doylestown and pennsylvania suburbs and the lehigh valley, bethlehem 78 degrees. big warm up south jersey. glass boroo will see a high of
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81 degrees. seabreeze at the shore, atlantic city 68. but up to 80 degrees in delaware. and dover. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. tony hale played some of our favorite roles over the years, including the awkward, to put it mildly, oscar on "arrested development." and is in "veep." won a couple emmys for that one. >> season five premieres -- i was watching the clip -- with fans dying to know who won the presidential season. gary and selena's relationship has gotten more tense. >> you are not a big shot, gary. you are a middle-aged man, who sanitizes my tweezers. >> you're wrong. >> excuse me? >> when is catherine's birthday. >> june 8th. >> 9th. >> 9th. >> which senator's daughter is in rehab. >> you're out of line.
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>> what are you wearing tomorrow? >> i don't know. i do. i'm your calendar. i'm your google. i'm your wilson the volleyball. >> no, you're not. >> yes, i am! >> no, you're not! >> we all need you in your lives. >> i don't know if you do. my character needs a 24/7 therapist. >> it's awesome. you guys, i mean, have been unbelievable. now, you won your second emmy. >> isn't that crazy? >> last time you were here, you'd been nominated. now, you actually won it. >> yeah. it was one of those things, it's a list you never thought you'd be on. when it happens, it's overwhelming. it was an exciting day. >> we have video of your daughter reacting just to the nomination alone. >> yeah. >> if we can role that quick. >> tony hale. [ screaming ]. >> isn't that sweet? >> that's great. >> how cute is she? >> how does it feel to see your kid react that way? >> that's to the win.
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>> that has to be so enjoyable. >> that's all that matters. they showed me that after. my wife and i were at the ceremony. some friends were watching her. she had a game and stuff, and they videotaped it. that's when you're just like -- >> we leave off last season of "veep" and don't know what's going to happen. >> yeah. >> anything you can tell us? anything? >> it's one of those -- ended with a tie and then -- which has never happened. it's possible. >> sure. >> then it goes to congress to decide. she's just desperately clinging to that office. she's got keystone cops around her, making mistake after mistake. she's constantly campaigning, never there. >> you were with julia at "sn"." >> that was fun. my wife was a makeup artist there for seven years. it was fun to be back. >> so good. >> the cards. >> you did that when you were an
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melted down then. >> that's the chocolate. >> what goes into the batter? >> butter because you mix it with butter. flour, obviously. water and some sugar and salt. sometimes i add a little baking powder. >> okay. and the vanilla bean, key ingredient. >> gorgeous. this is also a paste which is what eclairs are made out of. fry it. >> flour. >> all at once. this was melted butter, water, sugar and -- >> building blocks of life. >> stir, stir, stir until smooth. i got some on my shoe. and then -- >> how does it taste, guys? >> loving it. >> may i have another? >> you may have another. >> the sauce is good. >> that's the batter. >> you want to make it nice and smooth. it's going to be hot, so you want to make sure that it lets off some of the steam, like all of us want to.
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then you're going to add eggs, one at a time. i whisk them first so they combine well. pretend you know what one egg looks like in this scenario. you can add vanilla. >> running out of time. can we show how you pipe it in? >> pipe these puppies. >> i'll use this. hot oil. >> this is how you make it, everybody. >> two minutes, one side. one minute. >> that's all you do? >> coat them in sugar and serve them with chocolate, as the guys are eating here. >> coat them in the sugar. >> recipe is on the website, his is "today" on t modres: the cost of living the pay stays the same. i have to work extra hours just to make ends meet. it's a big struggle. one person that really gets this is katie mcginty. she came from a working-class family. she was ninth of 10 kids. she gets it. she'll fight for equal pay for equal work. katie mcginty will protect social security and medicare. that's why president obama
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