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. good morning, breaking news -- president trump in a shocking tweet this morning accusing former president obama of wiretapping trump tower before the election. the president also railing against democrats as questions swirl about his attorney general's contacts with the russians during the campaign. and in an ironic twist, vice president pence defending his use of a personal email account as governor. this as hillary clinton looking at the coverage goes viral. we're live with the latest. winter's last gasp, a nasty cold front sweeping into the east coast this morning. the storm causing pile-ups on the highways and forcing people everywhere to bundle up. temperatures more than 50 degrees colder than they were
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earlier in the week. this morning, how bad it's going to get and how long the big chill will last. high-speed chase -- a dramatic police pursuit in houston, caught on camera. two suspected bank robbers racing down the highway, slamming into cars, riding on their rims, with sparks flying. the police chase finally coming to an end, with this dramatic attempt to carjack another car. this morning, the tale of the tape. and survival of the fittest. chanel and two producers put their lives on the line, taking part in a simulated plane crash into the water. the lessons learned and the bonds formed. today, saturday, march 4th, 2017. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from
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studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today" on another busy saturday morning, i'm craig melvin. >> and i'm chanel jones. >> we're waking up to more drama this morning. president trump moments ago sending out a flurry of tweets. >> a shocking development this morning, writing on twitter that former president obama had his wires tapped at trump tower before the election. let's get to casey hon in west palm beach. good morning. >> chanel, craig, good morning. president trump already up here at his winter white house in mar-a-lago. tweeting potentially explosive new allegations about the obama administration wire-tapping at trump tower just before the election. he writes, terrible! just found out that obama had my wires tapped in trump tower just before the victory. nothing found and he says, this is mccarthyism. this is just emerging, we have reached out to former obama
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administration officials and are trying to find out exactly the latest and what has happened. but this is shaping up to be another busy weekend for the president. president trump touching down in florida for another working weekend. >> it is not rest at the southern white house, it's all work. >> making the short trip from his mar-a-lago estate to the swanky four season, meeting with wealthy republican donors. in public, trying to turn the tables on democrats, tweeting this picture of nancy pelosi meeting with the russian ambassador after she claimed she hadn't. and in one of chuck schumer at a gas station with vladimir putin. for the record, schumer tweeted, they were krispy kreme donuts. the democrats arguing their meetings were out in the open while president trump's associates' meetings were secret. the latest former trump former policy adviser carter page who once said he had never met with the russian ambassador. this week -- >> did you meet sergey kislyak
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in cleveland durks talk to him? >> i'm not going to deny i talked to him. >> pressure is mounting, with democrats demanding that the justice department give congress more information about any investigation into trump campaign contacts with the russians. >> i would say at this point we know less than a fraction of what the fbi knows. >> democratic senator chris kunitz telling nbc's andrea mitchell that there might be transcripts that the fbi isn't showing congress. >> there are transcripts that provide critical insight into whether or not russian intelligence and senior russian political leaders, including vladimir putin were cooperating, were colluding with the trump campaign at the highest levels, to influence the outcome of our election. >> meanwhile, vice president mike pence facing his own controversy. the "indy star" reporting he just turned over 13 boxes of emails, sent from a private business, sent from a private account while he was governor of indiana. >> there's no comparison whatsoever between hillary clinton's practice of having a
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private server, mishandling classified information. >> hillary clinton was on a flight with her one of her former top aides when a fellow passenger caught a picture of her reading the "u.s.a. today" story about mike pence's emails, a little irony there. but i want to also point out the president still tweeting in the middle of a series of these, as we were just in that spot, how low has president obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process? he said this is nixon/watergate. bad or sick guy. so set up to be a pretty busy day with us trying to figure out exactly what he means by this series of tweets. >> explosive allegations. all right, kasie, thank you. >> our nbc news political analyst, former senior policy adviser for senator rand paul's campaign. here's another tweet that
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president trump posted. i bet a good lawyer could make a case out of the fact that president obama was tapping my phones just prior to the election. we dismiss a lot of his tweets as silly or ridiculous. but this is a bold assertion. and it looks like this is going to be something that he continues to do throughout the day. what's he thinking? >> i think that he clearly is upset over all of the talk about his administration's ties with russia. and he's trying to turn the conversation by labelling people who are questioning these administration ties with russia, and the administration contacts, into the nixon. he hastened the comparison to nixon. so now everyone is doing that to him. they are rex nisant of nixon. >> he's trying to change the subject? >> exactly, by trying to prosecute obama and questioning surveillance powers that went through the fisa court. so this is not new information. we no that the intercepts
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between members of the trump campaign and russian officials, that under our nsa wire-tapping program, that those transcripts are available, that that meta data is available. this is not new information. but he is clearly trying to take the offensive this morning. >> let's put this into context. it's been quite a week. it started out to me on a positive note. he had his joint address to congress. and then came this drip, drip, drip as you were talking about with these russian allegations. in fact take a look at this screen here. we talk about the fact that five advisers during the trump campaign had meetings with russian officials before the inauguration. you have jeff sessions, michael flynn, jared kushner, carter page, j.d. gordon. there's a lot of smoke here, but is there any fire? and where do you see all of this going? >> well i like that comparison of a drip drip drip. now the faucet is running full and it's going and it's not going to stop. that's the problem with president trump rejecting any
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kind of investigation. if they were just forthright, we have nothing to hide. we were talking to russian diplomat counterparts, this could go away, if that is in fact what happened. by looking like they're covering up something. the fact that all of these advisers have changed their stories so many times, it's just a cloud of suspicion that it really is going to dog his presidency for at least the first two years as the investigation continues. >> let's talk about the gallup poll that came out yesterday. we are roughly 50 days into the trump administration. his disapproval numbers just north of 50%. they continue to be among the lowest of any president at this point in their administration in modern history. numbers like that, what do they do to the administration's ability to advance their agenda? >> well i actually think it's been a little overblown right now about his low approval ratings, i think it's so early and also in a lot of the polls you can see a significant portion of voters who might have
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voted for president trump just to oppose hillary clinton and they're satisfied with his policies. they may not like his personality and the way he's behaving but they're hopeful about what his policies are going to be. if he could control his personality, such as maybe not going on a tweet storm about sensitive national security issues that are plaguing his administration, perhaps he would be doing better in those approval ratings. >> or accusing a former president of tapping his phones. >> i'm sorry, going into conspiratorial territory that makes me wonder what's in president trump's mind. >> let's get to the brutally cold temperatures gripping the east coast this morning after our warm winter, it's a rude awakening today. indira is in for us. >> it's been pretty unbelievable, right. that's the case. winter is hardly behind us just yet. here's proof of that. just take a look at the video out of pennsylvania, more than 30 vehicles were involved in this massive pile-up on friday in whiteout conditions.
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three people air-lifted to nearby hospitals, no reported deaths at this time. so yeah, it's early march, we typically would be looking at very cold air as you can see the maps right now. all the cold air making its way in from canada. what's not normal is what we've been feeling. it's been this huge flip-flop, everyone's words have been how weird is this. look at the temperatures we saw just on wednesday in new york. 70 degrees, it was humid, people were in t-shirts, it was sticky outside. temperatures about 35 degrees above normal and look at the difference this morning. >> we'll get your national forecast in just a moment. there's a small amount of relief being felt among the jewish community this morning. after an arrest was made in relation to a stripping of threats made against houses of worship. nbc's morgan raffert is here with more. >> juan thompson's arrest is the first in connection with a rash of threats made against jewish community centers in 36 states.
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prosecutors paint a picture of a disturbed man and a scorned lover who went to great lengths to get back at his ex-girlfriend. in some cases saying she planted the bombs. and others, using his own name. after months of bomb threats, leaving jewish communities on high alert -- >> this is something that puts everybody on edge. >> the fbi says 31-year-old juan thompson of st. louis, missouri, made at least heat of those threats, his arrest coming as a relief and sobering reminder of a threat that still lurks. >> just because there's been an arrest today around our bomb threat does not mean that the threats have disappeared or will stop. >> according to the fbi, thompson was a copycat making those threats to get back at an ex-girlfriend after they broke up last july. through a series of emails and phone calls, authorities say thompson said his ex was behind the bomb threats against the jews. and that she placed bombs in dallas, san diego, and at the
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anti-defamation league's new york headquarters. the he allegedly also made threats under his own name at schools and museums in new york and detroit. but later claimed the ex had made them. to set him up. thompson appeared in a st. louis federal court friday afternoon charged with one count of cyberstalking. his mother, telling nbc he is a good man. but thompson has a colorful past. seen here, working for an online news site called the intercept, which fired him last year for allegedly making up sources and quotes. prosecutors also cite comments allegedly posted from his twitter account just last week. saying know any good lawyers? need to stop this nasty racist white girl i date who had sent a bomb threat in my name. thompson's arrest comes as more than 100 bomb threats have been made against jewish organization ace cross 36 states since the beginning of the year. prompting rallies of solidarity to support jewish communities. >> if someone wants to try to instill fear that we are people
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that stand up and inspire courage. >> leaders who say hate should never be met with silence. >> thompson did not enter a plea at his arraignment and is not suspected in most of the other threats, which are still under investigation. meanwhile, states like new jersey have beefed up security around religious centers, hoping to protect vulnerable communities. chanel, craig? >> morgan, thank you. in tennessee the hunt for a killer continues this morning as the family of a 23-year-old nurse stabbed to death in her own apartment prepares to lay her to rest this morning. nbc's sarah doloff is live with the latest on that. >> in just a few hours family and friends will gather here for tiffany ferguson's funeral. five days after the bright, gifted nurse was killed inside her own home. this morning, teal ribbons dot the home town of tiffany ferguson as those who knew the 23-year-old nurse and twin prepare to say their good-byes.
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>> the nicest person i've ever met. i mean that very sincerely. >> ferguson was a nurse at this hospital in nashville. officials there describing her as a rising star. it's a sentiment her fellow nurses, who also counted her as a close friend, share. >> in the toughest of times, she was there to comfort family members, comfort patients. >> she would give you the shirt off her back. >> but on tuesday, that promising career cut short by the man in this security video, who police say was checking for unlocked cars before he allegedly entered the ground-level apartment ferguson shared with friends through an unlocked door. searching for valuables, when he came upon the 23-year-old. and after a confrontation, stabbed her multiple times. >> our detectives are working hard around the clock, we are following leads. we are in the midst of questioning folks. >> according to a search warrant, investigators took
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evidence, including fingerprints, dna and carpet samples from the apartment. officials and those who knew ferguson are now asking for the public's help identifying the suspect in the video. to help bring this case to a close. >> they are friends, co-workers, twin sister, older sister, whole family, there's so many questions. and someone out there has answers. and everybody wants answers. >> and authorities stress that at this point, they believe that this was a rare, random act of violence. still, they are encouraging residents to be vigilant and be aware of their surroundings. >> an awful story. thank you. now let's get to other stories making headlines this morning. a pair of armed robbery suspects are in custody after a wild police chase played out on the streets of houston. the hot pursuit began friday when police got a call about a bank robbery. the suspects' car careened through the streets bouncing off cars and losing a tire.
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it got even crazier, the smoking wreckage came to a stop in front of carlos warra and his son, jose. the suspect lumped towards carlos in an apparent attempt to carjack him. that's when jose sprung into action, wrestling with the driver until police took him down. carlos says his son is a hero. jose says he was just protecting the man he loves. another wild police chase ended inside new york city's busy lincoln tunnel. new jersey police trying to stop a minivan for a moving violation. the driver led them inside the packed commuter tunnel. three people jumped out of the vehicle while shocked commuters captured it all on cell phones. charges against those occupants have not been hannounced yet. helicopters on friday reached a big part of big sur that's been cut off since mid february. severe rains washed out roads and bridges, 60 families are
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getting their first food supply in weeks and more roads are washed out at yosemite park. this damage on state route 120 began as a two-inch crack. now it's more than four feet wide. let's go to indira filling in for dylan while she's on maternity leave. a lot to talk about this morning. >> has it not been the weirdest week weatherwise. i do weather, even i'm confused. we saw 70s, record temperatures on wednesday, now the northeast and many of us with the wind chill this morning, feeling like we're in the single digits, if not below zero. so definitely a huge shift in the northeast. even chicago, i mean you should have seen some snow, now finally a few flurries in your area. nothing much there. down through the southeast we are starting to watch some showers building in through the region. another system in the pacific northwest. we're looking for about one to two inches of rain. a cold system, so the sierra again, another one to three feet of snow will be possible for you. eventually as we get through sunday we'll see the system make its way down through southern
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california. the heavy rain could bring some local flooding, not looking again for lots of rain, but short periods of time could see a downburst and eventually the rain will be s meteorologist erika martin with your most accurate forecast. high temperatures for today only in the 30s, below average for this time of the year, but the good news is we have plenty of sunshine. a little bit warmer on sunday and we warm up to kick off the following workweek, it looks like temperatures are going to climb into the upper 40s for the lehigh valley and 50s for everybody else. we may see some scattered showers for lehigh valley, otherwise developing clouds but we will warm up into nicely into the upper 40s and 50s and 60s by tuesday. i'm so spoiled, it was such an a amazing winter that i'm freaking out having to go out. >> tell me about it. thank you. to california now where a smart idea several years ago has made one school very, very rich.
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it all started with a parent, knowing when to make a good bet. nbc's steve patterson is live there with a fantastic story this saturday morning. steve, good to see you. >> hey, good to see you, craig, so get this, the school started that investment fund in the late '90s, a little over a decade later they decided to invest in this strange new idea called snapchat. off of the advice of just one guy. obviously not everybody was on board with the idea, so they decide upon the relatively small amount of money of $15,000. to the investment world that's like tossing a penny down a well and landing on a pot of gold. [ cheers and applause ] >> thursday's opening bell. the ringing sound of success for snap. parent company of the popular disappearing messages app, snapchat. after it went public on the stock exchange, shares soared. making instant millionaires out of investors, and billionaires out of its founders. but arguably the most surprising
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score? >> it's crazy. >> was raked in right here at this high school. >> it's an amazing transformational opportunity for the school. >> way back in 2012 during the early days of snapchat, private catholic silicon valley school st. francis high used an old venture fund to invest in snap. today after selling off two-thirds of its shares, their $15,000 drop in the bucket is now a pot of gold worth $24 million. >> it's crazy. such a silicon volley thing to do. >> i think right now st. francis may be the coolest high school in the united states. >> this guy, the dad, barry eggers is the reason why. he was on the board of his high school's growth fund, a venture capitalist. >> i came home from work one day and they were sitting around the kitchen table and my daughter and her friends and my son were all sitting there engulfed in their phones. and i asked them, what are you
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guys doing? >> after he saw snapping in action, he convinced his company to invest. then the school. the rest is now a lesson in knowing the value of a smart idea. >> right place, right time. it turns out we were in a good position to make the early investment in snapchat. >> a small bet on a big idea paying off in a little extra school spirit. >> also important to note, the school is only cashing in on about two-thirds of shares. so it plans to make even more money on the remaining one-third. as for what it plans to do with that cash? obviously they want to beef up their endowment and make improvements to infrastructure. also important to note, nbc news universal, the parent company of nbc news invested $500 million in snap. >> let's talk about the school for a second. they make $25 million off snapchat, that investment. any sense of how much the dad himself is going to make? what did barry walk away with? >> well obviously this guy knows what he's doing, right? it was his company that
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originally made that investment for hundreds of millions of dollars. before he let the school in on the action. you have to understand that the guy is probably doing pretty well. he's focused right now on how well his company is doing and how well the school is doing. >> steve patterson in los angeles. >> can he call with any advice he wants to give the rest of us. still to come, baby news from dylan. more baby news as well this time from natalie portman. she welcomed her second child, a little girl, we'll talk about that as well. you think you have some cool moves, take a look at this 100-year-old grandma, she will knock you off your feet while she stays up. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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y29ijy y5yy is still to come on "today," would you know how to survive a flash flood while trapped in
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your car with all this wild winter weather. jeff rossen shows us what we need to know. plus savannah's on-air slip, nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning.]7 i'm rosemary connors. it's just a few minutes before 7:30 on this saturday. a chilly saturday out there. meteorologist erika martin is tracking the wintry weather. erika. >> rosemary, a dose of reality, we are still in winter so
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conditions are cold. we have a northwesterly flow of the wind, some arctic air mass moving into place, we're only seeing 30s for today and tomorrow, with he warm up by monday, 50s on monday, 60s by tuesday, looks like we will see some showers and then we pretty much stay out in the 50s, upper 50s wednesday and low 50s for thursday, friday, saturday and the following sunday. let's just get through today and tomorrow. this morning philadelphia police are looking for the gunman who shot up a school bus barely missing three people on board but wounding a man nearby on the ledstreet. the bus was caught in the crossfire in nicetown yesterday, four gunmen were shooting near 19th street. investigators believe that an unarmed man who was wounded in the ear was not the target. police are looking at surveillance video from the neighborhood for leads in the case. today in kent county loved one and comrades will day their final respects to two dover police officers killed in an off duty car crash. a service will be held in dover for patrolman robert dafonte and
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cadet james watts. cadet watts was laid to rest yesterday. patrolman dee gone day was in the dover police for two years, cadet watts for six months. dafonte was driving in camden, delaware, when their car veered off of a curve and hit a utility pole. trout season is open in down state delaware. you can go after the big one at tidbury pond and newton pond. anglers of all ages are invited. if you are 16 to 64, though, you will need a license. beer lovers, this one is for you, the philadelphia navy yard is the place to be today. the philly craft beer festival will run from 12:30 to 5:00, just look for the tents outside at the navy yard. tickets will buy you special tastes plus meet and greet with local brewers. you must be 21 or older to attend. we will be back in 25 minutes with another local update.
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. i'm terrified. okay. [ scream ] >> wow. >> that was my warm-up. it got worse from there. but, yeah, take a look at this. this is me trying to survive a simulated plane crash, we were plunged into the water and eventually we were flipped upside-down. you'll get to see my dramatic escape later this morning. it was alarming, that's for sure. >> you said it changed you forever. >> forever changed. we're back on a saturday morning, march 4, 2017, a lovely crowd joining us outside. we'll step out on the plaza coming up later to say hi. back in the studio, i'm sheinelle jones here with craig melvin. a busy saturday, the president sending out a flurry of tweets this morning, accusing former president obama of wire-tapping
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trump tower before the election. and comparing it to watergate. this as questions over the trump campaign's contacts with russia build steam. a nasty cold front sweeping into the east coast this morning, forcing everyone to bundle up. temperatures in the northeast are more than 50 degrees colder than they were earlier in the week. >> and a record-breaking night for the cleveland cavaliers, led by lebron james, the cavaliers hit an nba regular-season record, 25 three-pointers. the cavs beat the atlanta hawks 135-130. start this half hour with the download. our recap of some of the week's biggest headlines. from questions swirling around the trump administration about russia, to that oscars blunder. that everyone is still talking about. and a very hilarious on-air blooper by our own savannah guthrie. a few stories that caught our attention. the president of the united
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states. >> president trump making his first address to a joint session of congress striking a positive tone. >> i'm here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength. >> the president highlighting jobs, national security, and health care reform. >> we cannot allow a beachhead of terrorism to form inside of america. >> the highlight of the speech, the president honoring the widow of navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens, killed in a secret raid in yemen. >> ryan died as he lived, a warrior and a hero. >> the bipartisan ovation lasted for nearly two minutes. another political bombshell -- >> i have recused myself. >> attorney general jeff sessions bowing out from any potential investigation into alleged russian tampering in the election. he failed to reveal during his confirmation hearings that he met with russia's ambassador during the presidential campaigns. >> the revelations quickly reverberating on capitol hill. >> this particular ambassador is hard to forget. >> attorney general sessions should resign.
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>> the president standing by his attorney general. >> asked whether he had confidence in jeff sessions, his answer -- >> totally. deadly storms, ripped through the middle of the country. >> dangerous twisters. tearing across illinois. winds gusting to 60 miles per hour. 104 million people in its path. the relentless wind and rain toppling trees in tennessee. >> i just hunched over my dog and prayed that we didn't die that day and we didn't. tragedy in california, a small plane crashed into a home in riverside, the accident caught on camera. >> three of the five passengers, including a teenager, killed. the group flying home after a cheerleading competition at disneyland. >> i heard her scream, help me, help me. we didn't know where she was. >> two adults pulled from the wreckage survived. and are in critical condition. the homeowner scrambling to escape -- >> i saw the flames whatever, i
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go well, this isn't good. i'm getting out of here before i die. a heated confrontation caught on camera. a war of words between a ceo of uber and one of his company's drivers, criticizing the company's founder for slashing fares and the incoming of drivers. >> you drop the prices on us. >> yes, you did. [ bleep ]. >> travis kalanick quickly apologized. a surprised ending at the oscars, that even hollywood couldn't script. >> "la la land." >> it was a mistake, "moonlight" you guys won best picture. this is not a joke. >> no happy ending for the two accountants in charge of the envelopes, they'll never again work the oscars. and savannah had a funny flop of her own, mistaking her on-air partner with her real-life husband. >> when i was getting up, feeding every couple of hours, matt was --
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>> breaking news. >> where is my freud textbook, mike would say -- >> that's our secret. >> that's funny. >> that's so funny. her little ones were here yesterday and they were saying hi daddy. talking to matt. that would have been like a joke, exactly. >> has that ever happened to you. >> no, not really. your names are so different. mike, matt in savannah's defense. >> it will happen now. >> that oscars moment, by the way -- >> how about that? >> ooh. >> we watched that live. i thought it was a sketch until -- >> i think a lot of people in the audience thought it was a sketch, too. but you know, no one is laughing and now that we're days in, we know what happened and -- >> the guy that was supposed to give them the envelope was tweeting and talking. >> you know, i like how they ended up making it a special moment, anyway with the two producers. something we'll always remember. i'll tell you what we're going to keep talking about for
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a while is the temperature shift. >> is the with weather, nonweather winter, what is going on. we're continually seeing the shift today in the northeast. very cool, meanwhile on the west coast, what an atypical year as well. still talking about plenty of rain making its way in. once again more showers in the pacific northwest. a colder system, we're not looking for a lot of rain out of this. maybe about one to three inches of rain. we're going to be seeing some snow in the sierra. the system making its way through southern california as we go towards the end of the weekend. anything we can do to help the drought conditions is great. especially talking about systems like this that aren't dumping a whole lot at any point in time. generally speaking about an inch of rain through southern california, northern california and as far as snowfall, another one to three feet of snow into the sierra fl. definitely good news, what you're going to be watching out for is the winds. they are going to be blowing out there. very cold system. brinng ingi
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i'm first alert meteorologist erika martin with your most accurate forecast. high temperatures for today only in the 30s, below average for this time of the year, but the good news is we have plenty of sunshine. a little bit warmer on sunday and we warm up to kick off the following workweek it looks like temperatures are going to climb into the upper 40s for the lehigh valley and 50s for everybody else. we may see some scattered showers for lehigh valley otherwise developing clouds but again we will warm up nicely into the upper 40s and 50s and then 60s by tuesday. even though i'm the one that's complaining, i don't think we're allowed to complain. it's been an amazing winter. just ahead, ever wonder whether those airplane safety announcements really matter? coming up an intense survival training course that had me thinking twice about where i sit on a plane. jeff rossen with some other life-saving skills you need to know to prevent you from getting swept away in your car during dangerous flash floods. but first, these messages.
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>> announcer: this portion of "today" is brought to you by keytruda. this morning on rossen reports update. how to survive if you and your car ever get caught in floodwaters. it's more common than you might
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think. >> this year's flash flood season hasn't even started and drivers have already been caught by surprise. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is in los angeles with an eye-opening demonstration. jeff, good morning. >> hey, guys, good morning. look this is normally a late summer problem. but here we are in the dead of winter, and there's historic flooding in the west catching many drivers offguard. i wanted to update this story to help them and all of you. when the rain comes down in buckets, water rises fast. sometimes it's easy to see the raging river of water but other times it looks calm enough to drive through. especially if you have an suv. this morning we have a powerful demonstration for you. we're about to show you how much water it takes to sweep my car away. >> cars washing away, drivers trapped. >> i was shaking, it's scary. it happens fast. >> it overtakes you in an instant. first, the rain. then the wall of water.
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from colorado to texas. already this year, record-breaking flooding in california, sweeping drivers away. >> when he hit the creek bed, it fishtailed and it just took him in seconds. >> watch as just weeks ago rescuers toss a life vest to this little girl and her father trapped on the roof of their car, water rushing all around them. thankfully they were pulled to safety. and in this new case, a family stuck in this truck, the mother desperately hanging on to her young child as a rescue swimmer latches on and pulls the toddler to safety. incredibly everyone was saved. all across the country, the power of flood water just too ferocious. you would be surprised how little water it takes to float a car. that's why so many people get trapped. and what happenes if you get trapped? how do you get out? this morning we're about to show you, we're here in whistler on
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this special training course. and believe it or not. they're going to turn this into a raging flood. and today i'm playing the victim. i'm going to get inside this pickup truck. they're going to turn the water on and we're going to see how long it takes for this thing to wash away. and then how will i escape? let's get going. turn it on. oh boy, here it comes. watching everything from the side. jim douglas, a certified trainer, are raven rescue. >> how much water does it take to flood a car? >> not even a foot. just this much will make a car float. >> what about suvs and 4 x 4s? so many people that have 4 x 4s think they can stadrive right through standing water. >> the big tires are like balloons, they'll float even faster. >> the water is so low, you can still see the cement below. when -- my pickup truck is swept away.
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thankfully mine is tethered with strong chains, otherwise i would be barrelling out of control downstream. the water is now seeping into the car. this is crazy. and scary. i cannot open the door. to get out. i can't open the door at all. >> you need to roll the window down. that's it. >> and that's a critical tip. roll the window down the second the water rises. it's your only way out. >> what do i do? >> you need to get out of the truck. get out on the roof. >> on to the roof? >> get on to the roof of the truck. >> this is very scary. >> the water keeps pouring in as i struggle to escape. >> it's much harder than it looks to climb out of a window. >> i get out just in the nick of time in seconds the water is nearing the roof. already over the steering wheel. but now that i'm on the roof, i have a new set of problems. >> now what? >> you need to get stable. stay low, hang on.
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with the truck moving you're going to have to ride with it. >> do i stand up on this? >> no, stay low, get stable. >> like this? >> exactly. >> can this car float? >> the car can flip in as much as six feet of water. >> oh, my god. >> i need to you stay on the high side. >> it is so scary, with the water coming at you like this. >> and remember, i know this is a drill. how it must feel in a real emergency. so i should just stay with the car no matter what? >> you're going to be going downstream with the car, you're going to have to wait for rescue, at least being on the roof, you've got a fighting chance if you're inside and that car flips over -- you've got no chance. >> life-saving advice when the flash flood strikes. >> the simplest advice from experts and it seems pretty basic, but not enough people are doing it? stay out of these flooded areas altogether, even if the water
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looks calm. not only is it dangerous for you, it's really dangerous for the rescuers who have to go in after you. guys? good advice. >> and coming up, you got your own -- survival story. >> another water rescue, right? to say the least. coming up, two delta airline pilots making history and breaking barriers. breaking barriers. indra is ithis this this this is my body of proof. proof of less joint pain and clearer skin. this is my body of proof that i can take on psoriatic arthritis with humira. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to both joint and skin symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain, stop further joint damage, and clear skin in many adults. humira is the #1 prescribed biologic for psoriatic arthritis. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened; as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions,
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weaver entering women's history month. >> as we commemorate the past it's remarkable to look at the achievements of today to see how far we've come. indra is over in the orange room with one inspiring story. >> we wanted to highlight two delta pilots who made history this week. captain stephanie johnson and first officer dawn cook, the first main line delta flight with two african-american female poilts in the cockpit. congratulations to them. so just last sunday cook realized that johnson would be flying out of detroit she reached out to her and together they made this historic flight happen. captain johnson also no stranger to breaking glass ceilings. just earlier this month after seeing an, being an airline pilot for 20 years, she became delta's first black female captain. and folks on social media are loving the story as well. one post, anything is possible, keep up the good work. another post, writing i hope she pilots one of my monthly
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flights, i'd be honored to fly with her. i think long-time overdue, right? >> thank you, indra. still ahead, some intense training for this one. she learns how to survive a plane crash. it wasn't pretty. >> it was not. but i survived. but first, this is today on nbc. >> i have some good vice. ad.
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but a sunny saturday, sunny on sunday, we climb into the֍5w qpv into sunday only in the teens with feels like temperatures close to the freezing mark -- or whaert below zero forgv!q many. temperatures climb by monday into tuesday, 65 on tuesday and then from there on out we see 50s. back to you. this morning in montgomery county police are looking for hit and run crash in pottstown. two cars hit a man talking along shoe maker road last night. the victim died after getting pinned underneath one of those cars. the driver of that car stopped and spoke to police, the other driver took off. the fbi is looking into a cyber attack that left pennsylvania senate democrats out of their computers and held the system for ransom. state officials say the hackers infected the computer system yesterday and demanded an online payment to unlock it. democrats are working with the fbi and microsoft to fix the issue. starting this morning at 10:00 you can march back in time
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at ft. mifflin on the delaware river. the fort debuts the great war remembered, visitors can watch world war i reenactorscd?-y andn about weapons used during the war. the 76 will unveil a sculpt tour honoring billy cunningham. it is at the sixers training complex in camden. they will also have a ceremonial tip-off before the game at the center. now back to "the today show." we will have another update in 25 minutes and erika and i will be back for a full half hour of news and weather at 9:00. see you then. ♪ we buy any car dot com ♪ ♪ we buy any car dot com ♪ ♪ we buy any car dot com ♪ ♪ any any any any ♪
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an explosive claim by president trump, accusing former president obama of wire-tapping trump tower before the election. it comes as pressure over russia builds steam. we have the latest details. winter's last gasp, a nasty cold front sweeping into the east coast this morning. the storm causing pile-ups on the highways and forcing people everywhere to bundle up. temperatures more than 50 degrees colder than earlier in the week. this morning, how bad will it get and how long the big chill will last. and survival of the fittest. my life is on the line as i take part in a simulated plane crash into the water. the lessons learned and the bonds formed with my producers.
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today, saturday, march 4th, 2017. ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> married 45 years ago today! >> hi to my brand-new grandson mikey, in rochester, new york. >> one more thing off the bucket list. >> hi, from st. croix, u.s. virgin islands. >> congratulations, craig. >> happy 40th little brother. >> retired after 32 years of service, so we came to new york! my favorite part of the morning, good morning to you, welcome back to "today" on this saturday morning. it is a very chilly one here in the northeast. temperatures dropping to the teens today. that's more than 50 degrees colder than earlier in the week. >> that's not stopping our friends from the plaza to waving to everyone back home. we're going to get there in a moment. we'll have more on the cold weather as well. before we bundle up and head
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out. let's start with the breaking news, president trump up early with a series of shocking tweets, accusing former president obama of wire-tapping trump tower. nbc's kasie hunt is following it all. good morning to you. >> craig, sheinelle, good morning, this set of explosive new allegations, president trump over the course of about half an hour this morning, tweeting six times the russia investigation into trump campaign and aides, and potential contacts with the russians, clearly on his mind. he first tweeted -- terrible! just found out that obama had my wires tapped at trump tower just before the victory. nothing found this is mccarthyism. then he again tweets -- how low has president obama gone? to tapping phones during the very sacred election process, this is nixon/watergate. now nbc news has reached out to former obama administration officials to try to get more
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details on what they have to say. and president trump often reacts to reports in conservative media outlets. so we're trying to take a look at that. there was a conservative radio host who focused on this issue during his show. and on fox news last night, brett baier asked house speaker paul ryan about whether there were so-called fisa warrants granted to allow the government to look at communications in trump tower. there was "new york times" reporting around this. the house speaker said that he wasn't sure about anything along those lines. although of course we should note that the speaker does get high-level intelligence and is often careful about what he reveals in public. but "the new york times" at one point did report that they, the government officials were allowed to look at a server that was in trump tower. at this point, no definitive reporting on any wire-tapping of phones or listening in on conversations. obviously we are looking into this as much as possible. and it's all taking place as the
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house and senate intelligence committees are both investigating what happened between the trump campaign and any potential contacts with the russians. and we know that democrats, particularly are increasingly frustrated that the fbi has not given them more information about any investigation that they may be doing into these contacts. the top democrat on the house intelligence committee saying that he only knows a fraction of what the fbi knows about this. so again, this very rapidly developing story just this morning, craig, sheinelle, an explosive twist here. >> west palm beach, kasie hunt, thank you. let's turn to the dangerously cold weather gripping the east coast. indra is here with more. >> right now it's freezing, i'm sure you guys can see my breath it feels like 11 degrees in new york city. but it's been this huge sling-shot or flip-flop of temperatures, so very cold air has made its way in. look at the arctic cold air
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that's made its way in straight from canada. you're seeing the temperatures drop significantly. just on wednesday, we were seeing highs, look at this record-breaking heat. richmond was 81 degrees, new york city was 70. temperatures were a good 35 degrees above normal. and now this is what it feels like. look at that. bangor, with a wind chill, 18 below. seeing single digits towards rochelle. as we turn towards tomorrow, look at the highs today, 15, 22 degrees through the entire weekend. temperatures going to be staying chilly. it's almost hard to talk it's so cold. baltimore, 21 degrees, as we go in through tomorrow morning. the wind chill is going to be feeling like it is 16 degrees. here is the good news, it is not lasting, we've been spoiled. that's going to be returning, d.c., we're looking at temperatures 40 by the time we go through sunday. monday, 58 tuesday. back to 60. sorry that i'm complaining, but
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let me tell you shocking when we haven't felt this. 70 degrees a few days ago and almost like your lips are stuck together. >> bone-chilling cold, indra, thank you, we'll get to your national forecast coming up. now to other headlines, a man is in custody today, accused of making bomb threats against jewish community centers, the fbi says juan thompson made the threats to get back at his ex-girlfriend. he was fired last year from the online news site called the intercept for allegedly making up sources and quotes. more than 100 bomb threats have been made against jewish organizations since the beginning of this year. thompson is suspected of at least eight of them. but he's only been charged with one count of cyberstalking. a pair of armed robbery suspects are in custody after a wild police chase played out on the streets of houston. here's the hot pursuit. it started friday when police got a call about a bank robbery. the suspects' car careened through the streets, bounced off
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other cars and lost a tire. the smoking wreck comes to a stop in front of a father and son and the car lurched towards the father and the son protects the man he loves. disney's new "beauty and the beast" is stirring up controversy for having a gay character in the story. owners of a drive-in theater refused to show the film. the movie won't be released until march 17th. golfers in florida are getting used to sharing the course with alligators. but even the experienced have not seen anything quite like this. a full-sized gator casually strolling across the 10th fairway with a massive fish clamped in its jaws. you can see it, it happened near tampa earlier this week. the hungry monster doesn't look like he's in any mood to share.
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>> i wouldn't even ask, actually. wouldn't even bother to ask. let's go out to indra on the pla plaza with another check of the weather. >> we're in it together, right, guys? find me someone, who is from someplace warm? south carolina? okay. do you still happy you came here to new york city today? >> yes. >> no regrets? >> no. >> it is freezing, we're talking about temperatures here a huge drop from a few days ago. we are seeing big drop in temperatures, the wind chills feeling like single digits. one of the big stories, out towards the gulf. looking at flooding conditions. we're actually going to be seeing it spreading into the midwest and the northeast as we go through the middle of the week. as far as totals, we could see heavier areas are flooding. mostly about one to three inches of rainfall. as far as the big picture, we're looking at storm i'm first alert
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meteorologist erika martin with your most accurate forecast. high temperatures for today only in the 30s, below average for this time of the year, but the good news is we have plenty of sunshine, a little bit warmer on sunday and we warm up to kick off the following workweek it looks like temperatures are going to climb into the upper 40s for the lehigh valley and 50s for everybody else. we may see some scattered showers for lehigh valley otherwise developing clouds but again we will warm up nicely into the upper 40s and 50s and 60s by tuesday. . craig and sheinelle, i never thought the studio was so warm before. back to you guys. come on back inside. still ahead, dylan dreyer joining us via face-time today. what's your favorite food? a survey of each state's favorite foods. the results might surprise you. and the special relationship between former first lady (cheering) (vo) they say glory awaits at the finish.
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her keeper says april has been getting more and more restless, i can only imagine. 15 months is about the normal time for expectant giraffes, but ladies, can you imagine? 15 months? >> no, i can answer that quickly. the labor, i'm not going to complain about 26 hours ever again. ever. >> that letter that she wrote that april wrote? hilarious. you get a chance to check it out. turning 100, a milestone a lot of folks don't get to see. big centennial celebration for this california great grandmother! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> i love it i love it! clearly age is a state of mind. that's the lovely ms. elizabeth, thoroughly enjoying her special day. busting a mood to bruno mars'
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hit, "24-karat magic." they posted it to facebook, not surprisingly, it went viral. keep on moving and shaking it, ms. elizabeth. >> you see that move. >> well when you're looking for recipes online, a lot of people turn to pinterest. the site collected data to find out which foods or ingredients are searched for more in each state what do you think people in iowa search for? >> corn. >> corn? >> i know the answer. i read the script. >> well you don't play along at home, the answer? chex mix. how about folks in pennsylvania? >> ooh -- gobs. >> potatoes. >> peach schnapps. >> home states, craig, south carolina, start with you. >> mac and cheese. >> let's take a look. i don't know the answer. >> what is that? >> cupcakes. >> red velvet.
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that's key. >> your state, california. what do you think? >> avocados, baby. >> let's see what we got? >> that doesn't look like an avocado. >> pomegranate? >> figures. >> that's funny. >> figs. >> joelle, you're a new york centre. >> i know the answer. >> falafel. >> my household, donuts. >> i'm a kansas girl. i'm going to guess, hamburgers, barbeque. >> what do we have? >> chicken enchiladas. >> searching for the stuff we don't have? >> we don't do the foods of our states. >> want to spend time in sheinelle's home state. what do we have? >> ready for the worst impersonation you've ever heard. first up, he won't be back. i can only be talking about arnold schwarzenegger. the actor turned governor and reality tv host announced he's not going to return for another season of "celebrity apprentice" here on nbc. the 69-year-old says he loved
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the experience and would absolutely work with everyone again, just on a show that quote doesn't have this baggage. what does he mean by baggage? in an interview with "empire" magazine he talks about the reality show's association with the president saying when people found out that trump was still involved as a executive producer and was still receiving money from the show, then half the people started boycotting it. of course the two have famously gone back and forth on twitter over the ratings decline. we've got baby news to tell you about. academy award winner natalie portman has given birth to her second child with her husband. this time it's a girl for the couple. we don't have a picture yet. but we do have a name, amalia millipied. she was born in late february and we're told that mom and baby are healthy and happy. it's been a busy week for former president george w. bush. he kicked things off at "today" to talk about his latest passion project. honoring veterans.
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but when he stopped by the ellen degeneres show, the conversation turned to his relationship with former first lady michelle obama. and if this picture from last year made you go aww, then you're going to love his conversation with ellen about it. >> that surprised everybody. that's so weird about society today. you know, that people on opposite sides of the political spectrum can actually like each other. >> but are you that close, you're closer to her than barack? >> well let's put it this way, he's never given me a hug that way. >> he also said i wrote it down over here, i'm kind of a needler and she handles it. i love that. leave it up to the talk show host to address the elephant in the room and by elephant, i mean the former president's poncho problems. >> first time? >> it looks like it, that's for sure. >> i feel like it runs in the family. >> it really must run in the
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family because your mom had an issue with the poncho also. >> you got to watch the full interview, he lost it i should mention tomorrow will be sitting down one-on-one with former president george w. bush right here on "today." >> that was great. stirsll ahead, the moment we've all been waiting for from our very own dylan dreyer, how she's been handling maternity leave. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the moment we've all been waiting for. >> dylan dreyer, baby calvin with us via face time. what's up, guys? >> good morning, dylan. >> good morning, how are you? >> he looks so much older already. >> how old is he now, d? >> he is 10 or 11 weeks. i haven't -- he's just over two months old. >> well give us the update.
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everybody wants to know how is he doing, what's he doing? what's the latest? >> he's, he's just amazing, i am so in love with him. he's rolling over. he's smiling all the time. he found his hands. his hands are his new biggest toy i'd say. hands and his feet, he's starting to grab things a little more, he kicks his feet when he's excited. every day is something new. >> you look fantastic, by the way. are you getting some sleep? >> i got a good five hours a night. i'll take it. >> how is brian doing, is he close? >> he is. he's doing good. >> i'm doing good. >> hi, guys. >> brian fisher. >> he looks rested. >> he gets a little more sleep than i do. but -- >> the only thing keeping me up is like guilt. >> that's funny. >> dylan with about 35 seconds, what's the best part of being a mom so far? >> you know, it's, i think the fact that i just -- turned into a mom like this and it's like i
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was so worried going into it. i know how to take care of him. i know how to nurture him and love him and make him happy. it just kind of happened. and he looks to me for life, which is amazing. >> i know we were at an event the other night, honoring al roker and i looked at dylan's phone. it's official, every single picture on her phone. >> love it. >> can't wait to have you back, my friend. miss you, thank you, dylan. >> be well, calvin. still to come, i'll tell you how i learned to survive a plane crash, we'll get into that but first, these messages.
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temperatures for today only topping out in the 30s, a windy but sunny saturday forecast. we have colder temperatures behind a cold front. now, sunday we are going to trc upper 30s and then climbing into the 50s by monday, into tuesday, it looks like the warmest day of the week will be tuesday at 65 degrees and then we are going to trend in the 50s. we may get some showers on tuesday but if you follow us on social media we will have more updates. this morning philadelphia police are looking for the gunman who shot up a school bus barely missing three people on board and wounding a man nearby. the bus was caught in the crossfire in nicetown yesterday. four gaap were shooting near 19szth street. investigators believe an unarmed man who was wounded in the ear was not the target. police are now looking at surveillance video in the neighborhood for any leads in the case. now to a:nz% follow-up on a problems for folks in dw philadelphia's kensington neighborhood. frankfurt avenue and amber street is shut down down until further notice. we first told you about the
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situation there on thursday night at 11:00. our nbc 10 cameras were rolling when it car got stuck in the hole. neighbors rushed to help by lifting the wcar out. we have good news for drivers who take the delaware turnpike bridge, it could open ahead of ú%wschedule. engineers say the nice weather last month helped speed up their work. turnpike officials had to shut down the bridge in january when painters found cracks in the steel support. if you are a beer lover the philadelphia navy yard is the place to be today. the philly craft beer festival will run from 12:30 to 5:00. look for the tents. tickets will buy you special tastes and a meet and greet with area brewers. you must be 21 or older to get in and you will need a valid photo id. i'm rosemary connors, erika and i will be back for a full half hour of news and weather at 9:00.
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we are back on this saturday morning. march 4, 2017. >> anyone can show up for this show on any saturday. we always welcome guests, but this is a special crowd. because it's so cold -- >> you know what, kudos to you guys, it is cold outside. >> they accept it and endured. still to come, i'll learn the skills of survival as i take on the challenge of a lifetime, a simulated plane crash. >> you can't talk, so cold. and i'll talk to a successful hip hop violinist who is making quite the comeback after losing everything. and we bring you the southern secrets of a delicious chicken sandwich recipe. i can't wait to warm up and eat
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that. this is pretty cool. just made the cover of your hometown magazine "columbia" i love how everybody goes aww. congratulations, that's definitely an honor when your hometown does that. >> they airbrushed that picture. >> a nice picture. >> thank you very much. let's get a final check of the forecast miss peterson. >> it's cold, let's start there, right? i think we all know that the biggest thing it's been this huge shift. we have these very warm temperatures on wednesday and now the significant temperature drop. you can hear everyone is giggly out here it's so cold. we're talking single digits in the northeast. enough about them, you in the south we're going to be looking for showers around the gulf. we'll see rain making its way in as we go through the week. it spreads into the midwest and the northeast. pacific northwest, you will have more showers, even a chance of snow. the lips are going to rk, thwoat
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i'm first alert meteorologist erika martin with your most accurate forecast. high temperatures for today only in the 30s, below average for this time of the year, but the good news is we have plenty of sunshine. a little bit warmer on sunday and we warm up to kick off the following workweek, it looks like temperatures are going to climb into the upper 40s for the lehigh valley and 50s for everybody else. we may see some scattered showers for lehigh valley, otherwise developing clouds but again we will warm up nicely into theéñupper 40s and 50s and then 60s by tuesday. i think we all have the cold weather dance down, right? we got it. >> it's the iconic backdrop of england's capital. you've seen it everywhere in post cards, now big ben is about to undergo some restorations. nbc's lucy cavanaugh is live in london with a look at the life and times of the great bell. lucy, good morning to you. >> craig, good morning. well we often think of that entire clock tower when we think of big ben but that name
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actually refers to a very special bell at the top. ahead of those restorations, we're learning new details about what makes it sound different from all the other bells in the world. the sound of london since 1859. >> big ben, the world's most celebrated timepiece. >> for 160 years, big ben's iconic bongs have kept this city running on time. surviving the second world war, less lucky in hollywood. providing the dramatic backdrop in the nailbiters, and our favorite comedies. >> kids, big ben. >> it may be a timeless timepiece, but it's only now that scientists are uncovering the secret behind its chime. for the first time ever, researchers from leicester university have mapped out vibrations from big ben's bell to find out how it makes that
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distinctive sound. the bell itself, 13 1/2 tons of copper and steel. after climbing all 334 steps, you can't just glue sensors to a national treasure so researcher martin dock rel and his team turned to cutting-edge laser technology. analyzing the bell simulated here as a chart to map its unique vibrations. >> in terms of other bells that we've measured before, it's much larger and slightly different tuning to normal bells. >> this shows big ben's lowest frequency, 95 hertz. but at the high eer frequencies it vibrates in complicated patterns. dramatic, iconic, punctuating london's routines for generations past, and those to come. and that clock has been work sog hard for so long, that no surprise it needs a few repairs.
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so unfortunately, big been will be falling silent late they are year as part of this tower restoration effort. but not to worry, if you're planning a visit to london and you're dead set on hearing the world-famous chime in person, big ben will be ringing in the new year. craig? >> lucy cavanaugh for us in london, thank you. up next, sheinelle jones putting her life on the line, plunging into the water, learning how to survive a simulated plane crash. some life-saving advice that really could help you some day. you don't want to miss this. but first, these messages.
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we're back on a beautiful, but chilly saturday morning. ever wonder how to bond better with your colleagues or friends? try taking water survival training. >> i took one for the team and stepped inside a simulated plane crash. and let me tell you it will strengthen your relationships in a heartbeat. having problems with your boss? >> if i had a gun with two bullets and i was in a room with hitler, bin laden and toby, i would shoot toby twice. >> co-workers a little crazy. >> i tried to make water in the coffee pot and i broke everything. >> you could tackle a paintball course together, but maybe it's time to go extreme. that's where survival systems comes in. the connecticut-based company
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teaches people to survive accidents in the water. their idea of team-building? a simulated plane crash. no, that's not a joke. so i decided to give it a shot with two weekend "today" producers, joelle and hannah. john was our instructor. >> the first person in wants to clear the obstacles out of the way. >> are we going to be going upside-down today? >> oh yeah. >> now i feel like i'm shaking in my boots or my suit. >> panic isn't the word, but is this normal to feel this anxiety? >> absolutely. >> first task? life vests. >> can you start now. >> not yet. >> i thought we were supposed to do this! >> we move to the 13-foot platform jump. >> is everybody ready? >> no. >> i'm terrified.
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>> three, two, one -- [ scream ] >> if this wasn't "the today show," it would be a wrap. >> the next step, boarding a life raft. >> one, two, three. >> they failed to mention the approaching rain storm. together we blocked the storm. progress on our part. >> but no rest for the weary as i found my way to an air rescue. our bond was growing stronger. >> we did it. >> i already started to feel closer to you. >> we're a team! >> it was time to board our flight. >> ladies, we got this this is what we trained for. >> now with our plane about to crash. the real test.
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>> first thing, we're down. use a reference point to locate your exit. >> once you've operated the handle. then you relocate your hand to the emergency exit. >> divers ready? >> we all survived.
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now a stronger team. let's hope we never have to use these skills. >> as far as the team building, we have something. >> it's time to get out. >> it was quite the bonding experience. each task seemed overwhelming at first, but we all gained more confidence step by step. and you better believe the next time i'm on an airplane. i will sit at least in an exit row or close to an exit row and i will listen to the safety announcement. i do,s because i've flown several times since the story. i've learned so much, not only how to survive a plane crash, but more about myself. i'm afraid of the most, people were thinking the plane crash and all that i was afraid about holding my breath. because -- >> you see the water it's coming up, coming up and you know, i'm trying to take the last breath. >> you also said there's something else that you discovered in terms of like wearing the seat belt.
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>> so here's the thing, god forbid you're ever in the car or in the water. your first instinct is to unbuckle, especially when you're on a plane. but then you lose your -- your bearings, so when you wait we flipped over, you wait for yourself to feel like you really stopped, then you unbuckle and you can feel around and remember you know, you kind of get your bearings, if you unbuckle early. which happened in our, when we tried it. we were lost. you can't get out. >> and you're always picking your seat now? >> that's one assignment i would have refused. >> you know what, i feel like i conquered something. never again -- but i feel like i conquered it. >> all right. if you would like to see what she was really thinking when she went through that experience -- there's a great web extra, at and we didn't beep out the language. >> and shout-out to hannah and joelle, our producers, it was a team effort. >> i have anxiety just watching it. what happens when you lose
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imagine gaining fame and fortune and losing it all? >> that's what happened to hip hop volunteer inist damien escobar, today he's made his comeback. we caught up with him on the set of his latest video, "get up and dance." ♪ ♪ >> 30-year-old damien escobar describes his life and music in one word -- it's also the name of his upcoming album. >> "boundless" a coming of age album. it embodied freedom. freedom to create and do what i want as an artist and a person. >> it seems to me you could have called it "comeback." >> that would have been the easy
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way out. >> there was no easy way out for damien growing up with his brother on the tough streets of jamaica, queens. it seemed that he had found his calling. the child prodigy who played the violin like no one else. >> 13, graduated from juilliard. >> i went through my moments, i got arrested for a gun charge when i was 14. i made some poor choices, but i found my way back. i picked up my first love. me and my violin got a love affair. she pays my bills, she takes care of me. >> every now and then you have a falling out? >> isn't it marriage? >> damien and his brother were featured here on "today" 11 years ago. they went from playing in the subways of new york city -- to performing at the white house. winning two emmys, appearing in commercials and gaining fame and fortune. >> it was all about money, it wasn't about the message or the purpose. >> when he split with his brother, damien became depressed and stopped playing. soon, the hip hop violinist who first started performing in the
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subways was sleeping in them. >> e train, a train. i didn't want to burden anybody, i didn't want to go to anybody's house, i didn't want people to know i was homeless. >> his daughter helped inspire his comeback. >> she said daddy, what are you going to do now? i depart know how to answer that. i hadn't played violin for about ten months. when i first picked it back up, it was more so for my kids. but as i started creating, and started seeing the lives i was touching and finding my way and music and finding myself. it became something for me. >> what's up, caesar? >> now his mission is to give back to his fans. like 7-year-old caesar. >> i want to hear you. >> a violin prodigy who has sickle-cell anemia. >> he's had two strokes by the age of five. he has to get monthly blood transfusions and he wakes up every day and smiles and plays his violin. >> if i can use my platform to bring awareness to you, to raise money to get this huge operation
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he needs, i'll do it. >> today, damien's music is his motivation. >> i can't imagine doing anything else. i found my purpose. once you find your purpose, you find yourself. >> and he says that he found his purpose again. he found his purpose and he felt like he kind of gotten off the path and now he's rediscovered that love affair with the violin. he's currently on tour, performing for packed audiences here in this country. his album "boundless" scheduled to come out in march 21st, if you would like to find out more about the tour, head to our website, >> you don't want to practice your violin? take a look at this show. go to to show your kids. you could be this cool. >> he's a good guy, too. wow, he's incredible. coming up even though we're up north we're going to get a little taste of the south with this delicious spicy buttermilk
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start your used car search at oh, we're in for a treat this morning. welcome back to "today." we've got a great southern meal this morning. in "today" food, this is chef lazarus lynch, sharing the secret to this spicy buttermulk fried chicken recipe. along with other mouth-watering classics as well.
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so good to see you. >> so good to see you, i'm honored to be here. >> what goes into this spicy chicken sandwich. >> we'll start out our chicken by creating a bath for our thighs. we've got eggs in the bowl, i want you to give that a whisk and we're going to use buttermilk because it is a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich. the buttermilk is going to tenderize our chicken. we're going to use our favorite kind of hot sauce, whatever you like. >> it feels like spicy chicken or hot chicken is all the rage right now. >> it is, but mine is a little different and i'll show you why. i'm going to add the seasoning mix in here, we have our seasoning blend and we just add a little inside there. now we're going to add our chicken pieces. hello chicken thighs. >> why the thighs? >> this is a boneless chicken thigh. skin on. you can also use skin off. we're using it because it's a dark meat and because it's very tender. you can do it with chicken breasts, but i love the thigh.
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we like dark meat in my family. >> how long are we going to keep it in the fridge? >> that gets covered for about 30 minutes, all the way to overnight. you have some that's been marinating already overnight. what we're going to do now is create the dredge. so this is some all-purpose flour, cornstarch and baking powder. >> all three? >> here's the thing, the cornstarch will create this nice crisp texture on our chicken. now what i want you to do, is add about two ladles of some of our liquid marinade. >> to the dredging? >> to the dredging. >> and i added my sizening mix. >> what's in the seasoning mix. i noticed how fast you went there. >> my seasoning mix. >> he just threw that out. >> we're going to take our chicken here it's been marinating. we got some cayenne pepper in there, too. loving it. >> drop it in the pan there, how hot should the pan be? >> about 360 degrees.
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really no more than that. i'm us a a cast-iron skillet because in the south that's what we do. >> that guess fried. >> how long? >> ten minutes total. >> i finish it in the oven. >> why is that? >> we want color on the outside, we don't want to overcook it. we finish that in the oven. we have some prepared right there. >> that looks beautiful. >> can i touch you, maybe your skill will rub off. >> this is the best chicken i've ever tasted, ever. >> that's a huge statement. >> in my 38 years of living. this is the best chicken i'm ever had. >> put it on your website. i'm not kidding. >> the spicy chicken sandwich and we've got some sweet potato fries. >> our mayonnaise mix. lather your bun.
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america's best condiment. >> all of this is optional. do whatever you want. i like lettuce, tomato, cabbage. this is fun food this is brunch food. i call it soulicious food. it speaks to your soul, speaks to my heart. i got this upside-down. who cares. i was preparing this with some sweet potato fries. >> we don't have time to get to the fries. >> and peach cobbler. my dad inherited the recipe and i inherited it from him. >> the recipes will be on lazar lazarus, a big thanks to you and that's going to do it. a sit-down with former president george w. bush. you can dig into it. >> you can come over to my house any time. >> i love you. >> shout-out to my sister, it's her birthday. >> what's her name.
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>> lauren. >> are y conditions for today well below average, only seeing 30s across the entire delaware valley. bullet holes in a school bus, this morning police are looking for the gunmen who opened fire in broad daylight and injured a bystander. plus a hit and run mystery, one driver is on the run, the other is cooperating with police following a deadly crash. we will explain how it all unfolded. and a seven-year-old life safer, we will meet a young boy who came to his mother's ugg ,. police say every family can dern learn from his family. that's all next. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast.
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right now on nbc 10 news today, an arctic blast is hovering over the region. so what happened to spring? we will tell you when the a comig up. wiretapping at trump tower? that's what the president claims and the accusation doesn't stop there. the new details straight ahead. wrong house raided, a philadelphia man wakes up to find officers busting through his front door by accident. we'll explain how police plan to zs right. nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. thanks for being with us, i'm rosemary connors. it's just before 9:00 on this saturday. this weekend we are getting a harsh reminder from mother nature that it is still winter. here is a live look at boathouse row where few people will be on the schuylkill today. the camera is shaking because of the wind. we are talking temperatures in the 30s and the wind will make it feel even colder.
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meteorologist erika martin has the details and the most accurate forecast in the region. erika. >> rosemary, we do have a blustery day across the entire delaware valley. we're seeing northwesterly winds increase, coatesville current winds at 15 miles per hour, 13 wilmington, 15 allentown and 12 mile per hour wind speeds for philadelphia. not that impressive right now but the cold front as it sweeps on through those wind speeds will start to increase and wind gusts it's all about those feels like temperatures, but actual temperatures right now mt. pocono 15 degrees, allentown 26, pottstown 25 and philadelphia current temperature 28 degrees. again, with those northwesterly winds so how can you plang3?qs day? grab the coat and head on out the door, bundle up. by noon you will only see low 30s so pretty much trending in the low 30s to.ñu upper 20s for parts of the lehigh valley. we're not going to get too warm today and overnight lows are trending in the low teens and some may even see single dig


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