tv Today NBC April 7, 2017 7:00am-10:01am EDT
updates you need -- all the local updates e updates you need, realtime weather, news, and traffic on the "nbc10 news today" app. good morning. tonight i call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in syria. and also to end terrorism of all kinds and l types. >> president trump's first major military maneuver, 59 american tomahawk missiles launched on the syrian base after a chemical weapons attack. how will syria, russia and the world react? >> today the supreme court will add neil gorsuch to the bench as the senate uses the so-called nuclear option. >> and the passing of a comedy legend, mr. warmth himself don rickles.
"early today" starts right now. a lot to cover this morning. good morning. i'm yasmin vossoughian. >> i'm frances rivera. very busy to end your workweek. all eyes on syria this morning after the united states launched 59 tomahawk cruise missiles targeting a syrian airfield. "t special edition. it's a friday morning. we end the week with a lot of breaking news. >> yeah. incredibly momentous things going on in the last 24 hours. >> if you're just waking up to this, let us tell you what we know. two navy destroyers fired 59 tomahawk missiles at the shayrat airfield. that was where the planes take off in this week's >> reporter: what we're hearing this morning is these tomahawk missiles killed six to seven people depending on the sources. that's the number we've been hearing from various different groups and almost all of them,
if not all of them, were military personnel at this base. now what we're also hearing, and this would be surprising if true, is the russian defense ministry is saying fewer than t richard engel. richard, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this operation was limited. it was specific. and seems designed to specifically prevent the u.s. from getting drawn more deeply into the syrian civil war or putting american pilots at risk. it's significant that cruised missiles were used, not manned fighter jets, which could have been shot down by air defenses. u.s. navy warships in the eastern mediterranean, launched 59 cruise missiles against a syrian military base. it was retaliation by president trump, for a horrific chemical weapons attack, the u.s. blamed
on the syrian regime. >> tonight, i ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in syria, from where the chemical attack was launched. >> reporter: the cruise missiles destroying syrian aircraft, harden hardened hangars, fuel depots. the u.s. says it has radar images that track the aircraft used in the chemical attack back to this base. and the reactions came quickly this morning. the syrians calling the strike, blatant aggression. and the russians calling it an act of ainvestigation against a sovereign state. no syrian troops were dib deliberately targeted. >> it is in the vitale interest of the united states, to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. >> reporter: it was a limited,
even symbolic strike, unlikely to threaten bashar al assad's grip on power. an official says russia was warned ahead of him the to keep personnel away and avoid an escalation. the goal, an official tells nbc news, was a proportionate response to the chemical attack. and to send a message to the world, in a the u.s. under president trump will act militarily and quickly. that was also directed at the dinner guest while the strikes were under way, the president of china. arguably, the only world leader who can influence north korea. while it's been hours since the u.s. military strike, the reactions we're hearing from syria and russia so far, have been fairly muted. this seems like it was a one-off strike by the u.s. and it does not seem to be escalating, at least yet. >> richard engel on the story. richard, thank you very much. as just mentioned, president
trump announced that from the mar-a-lago estate, where he was meeting with china's president. hallie jackson is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. and today is about the aftermath of that strike. administration official tells me that president trump was briefed at mar lar-a-lago in a secure r asking about foreign counterparts to members of congress. the mood inside that room, cautiously confident about the strike. the president's most defining military moment yet. from inside his mar-a-lago estate, donald trump explaining his most consequential decision so far as commander in chief. >> there can be no dispute that syria used chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the chemical weapons convention, and ignored the urging of the
u.n. security council. >> reporter: the president made no mention of moscow. but his secretary of state did. calling the kremlin, quote, complicit or simply incompetent in its ability to followthrough on a 2013 deal to get chemical weapons out of syria. and for president trump, a striking shift. in 2013, he repeatedly warned the obama administration to, stay out of syria. just last week, his own administration called the assad regime a political reality. >> i think the status and the longer term -- the longer-term status of president assad will be decided by the syrian people. >> reporter: now, a reversal, as the images after the attack. the children struggling to breathe seemed to horrify the president. >> even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. >> reporter: and former rival
hillary clinton, who said this about assad, just hours before the air stroike. >> i really believe that we should have and still should take out his airfields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them. >> reporter: still, on capitol hill, concern from some about why the president didn't consult with congress first. >> it does concern me that we not have an impulsive administration, that is ready to completely change direction, that isn't necessarily thinking through what are all of the consequences. >> reporter: president trump will spend his day juggling not just that fallout and any fallout from moscow, but also the threat from north korea, something at the top of his agenda. for his meetings here with the chinese president, day two set to begin later today. >> a lot going on where you are. hallie jackson, thank you. as we mentioned, the strikes
drew some sharp criticism from the kremlin overnight, further complicating the u.s./russia relationship. bill neely is in moscow this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. russia taking a couple of swipes at the u.s. within the last few minutes. russia's defense ministry claiming that only 25 of the 59 cruise missiles actually hit the target. russia's defense minister saying the combat effectiveness was very low. and from the kremlin, strong but limited criticism. vladimir putin didn't speak directly. but his spokesman called this an act of aggression against a sovereign country that violates international law. and repeated the russian belief that seyria does not have chemical weapons and this strike was unjustified. all of that predictable. russia is suspending a safety agreement that helps prevent
russia and american aircraft from colliding over syria. it's only suspending that agreement, not pulling out altogether. the kremlin accepting, conceding that it was warned, that russia was warned in advance of the air strikes. and sergey lavrov, the foreign minister saying, i don't think any of this will lead to an irreversible situation. limited air strikes. limited condemnation from russia. putin meeting his national security advisers to discuss what the u.s. might do next and what is certain, for now, there will be no change in russia's support for president assad. matt? savannah? >> bill, thank you very much. let's bring our nbc news analyst. jack jacobs, jeremy bash, the former chief of staff at the pentagon and cia, and james stefritas. jeremy, let me start with you.
what i've been reading overnight from the military experts that this was limited. it was on the lower end of what was available to the administration. was it the right strike at the right time? >> well, it was smart, matt. it was well-executed. it was a moral statement. and my view is that this missile salvo must be followed up with a diplomatic salvo. as president obama learned and president trump will see, there's no military solution to this 6-year-old civil war. we have a lot of equities there in syria. we want to continue the fight against isis. we want to keep our powder dry, to some extent. but we need sassad out of there. only diplomacy can do that. >> what is the lukely response? the response from russia is muted. what is assad likely to do? >> he won't do anything. he will take a deep breath and hope we don't strike again. jeremy's right. there's a diplomatic valsalvo t
come here. it has to be focused on russia. assad is not a decisionmaker here. the decisionmaker is vladimir putin. i think the strike was proportional, legal and very well-executed. good day for the navy to put 60 of these things on target. >> admiral, let's stick with you. talk about the weapon that was used, the tomahawk cruise missile. they hit the harden hangars where aircraft was kept, maybe some fuel supplies. some may be wondering why the runway itself wasn't taken out. explain it. >> it's hard to take out a runway because they can be quickly repaired. we have some bombs that the air force has that's particularly good at this. a tomahawk is a terrific weapon. it's so accurate, we can choose to put it through the 49th street door or the 50th street door at 30 rock.
it is a capable weapon. i've launched hundreds of these. and the hit rate is very, very high. >> the next question is now what? you hear that russia has temporarily suspended the deconfliction agreement. has syria become a more dangerous place this morning? >> there's a limited objective. the president was also playing to a domestic audience. and when russia says, we're going to stop all of the deconfliction stuff, they're playing to a domestic audience, as well. we wanted to stop assad from using chemical weapons. >> the red line has been about chemical weapons. but assad has shown over the last five or six years, that he's willing to kill hundreds of thousands of his own civilians using conventional weapons, as well. do we send a message with this strike that we're reconsidering that line, as well?
>> i don't think so. i think that the bifurcation is chemical weapons or no chemical weapons. 500,000 syrians have been killed so far, probably more in this war, with conventional weapons. that is probably not going to stop. and we're not making a public committed to do more than we've done. >> colonel jacobs, admiral stavritas, and jeremy. thank you very much. we're joined by marco rubio. thank you for being with us. let me tet your take on this strike. we heard it called symbolic. limited. you used to rail against pinprick strikes. is this a pinprick strike? >> it had a clear military objective. that is to degrade a specific airfield. the one that's most active right now in that conflict for the assad regime.
and the airfield in syria, which was the one that was used to conduct a chemical attack a few days ago. in the process of destroying that airfield, they took out aircraft that were used in that mission. that had a clear objective. and they put the appropriate resources in order to achieve that. and let's remember, this strike is legal. it is in further ranance of an agreement that russia and america are supposed to be guarantors of. that's not the case. they're in violation of it. and number three, it was in our national security interests. there's hundreds of troops in the region, including in syria, working as advisers and the like. they're in danger of being exposed to sarin gas, if it's being deployed in the future. >> you talk about the deal that was supposed to result in the assad regime losing all its chemical weapons. in a was brokered by the russians. and the administration, the president, has been incredibly silent when it comes to russia's
role in complicity in this situation. what would you hike to hear president trump say this morning about the russian and their involvement? >> i don't think they were silent last night. that airfield that was struck is an airfield the russians have flown out of. in addition to degrading assad's capability, it degraded the russia capability. >> didn't the russians get a head up to move some of their equipment out of there? >> i think they moved some of the people. that's a mill-to-mill contact. we're not at war with rush. and the objective was not to kill russians or syrian troops. it was to degrade the facility. if they had not gotten the heads-up, as is customary when you're not at war with someone. if russians had been killed, we would have a different situation this morning. if russians were killed, they have no one to blame but themselves. >> take us forward here,
senator. after this strike, it's unlikely that assad stops his assault on his own people. maybe not with chemical weapons. maybe with more conventional weapons. what options are left open for the trump administration? >> i think this morning, bashar al assad and vladimir putin and iran and others have a different cost/benefit analysis. right now, they could act with impunity and they knew what the risk were of doing that, that was international condemnation. now, i think they're in a position where they have to wonder, what will happen if we do this? i think it has the potential to impact behavior. second, i do believe that we need to now move forward through a combination of diplomacy and the support of groups on the ground, particularly nonjihadist sunni groups to create alternatives to the assad regime. we need to reach out to our friends in the world, who have
an interest in what happens in northern syria, to become part of the solution, that i think begins to create an alternative to assad in syria. >> sorry to interrupt. we're short on time. were you personally surprised to see how quickly president trump seemed to have a change of heart on this issue? as recently as last week, you had members of his administration saying, it was political reality that assad would stay. then, we have a chemical attack. and back in 2013, trump said don't go into syria. it's not in america's national interest. what changed? >> we don't have, as you said, a lot of time to go through the differences. this is not similar to 2013 for a lot of reasons. assad was losing the war in '13. if we had supported some of the elements on the ground that were not jihadists, he would have fallen. the ugs russians got involved in "15 and changed the dynamic. and we have troops on the ground. and as far as change of heart, i think the president was deeply
and personally impacted. there's a difference between being a candidate and being the president, and seeing the photos and having the weight on your shoulders. i believe it weighed on him, as a person, as a human being. i think you saw that in day before, the press conference with the king of jordan. >> we're going to have more on the air strikes. our coverage continues through the morning. let's get a check of the weather. >> talking about the tornados. and we continue after yesterday to see the real run-up of the tornadoes, really a fast start this year. 61 tornados in the last 7 days. so far this year, we're almost at 500 tornadoes over 28 states. and if you average that out, we're almost double what we should have. and unfortunately, we've seen more death so far due to tornadoes than we did all of last yore. today, we're looking at a major storm moving its way into the pacific northwest. we'll look at that more coming up in the next half hour. some flooding problems and snow in northern new england in
models showing it's going to be pretty much dry. rain skirting us. by the weekend, sunshine in store. i'm tracking 80s by monday and tuesday. clouds develop by wednesday. overall, a nice stretch for the weekend, and a nice start to the following workweek. >> and that's your latest weather.r. guys? >> thank you very much. coming up, the power struggle inside the trump administration that's being exposed by the u.s. strike on syria. and what is the next step for the president? as he faces his first major foreign policy test. we'll talk about that. first, this is "today" on nbc. savings at giant.
♪ i'm lil yachty and i'm down, if you're down ♪ ♪ i'm not the most lyrical kid known ♪ ♪ yet i'm known to keep the party going ♪ ♪ now look what you made me do ♪ you and me baby it takes two ♪ bringing new moves to the old school ♪ ♪ 1, 2, 3 get loose now ♪ it takes two to make a thing go right ♪ ♪ 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 ♪ it takes two to make it outta sight ♪ mastering the enchantment just in time for easter, the lindt master chocolatier is stirring up our finest chocolate... and bringing back our dearest friend... the one and only lindt gold bunny. and when everything is just right... the magic begins. this year, make the magic of easter come alive. bring home the lindt gold bunny. red line, 20 minute delay. oh, no. (rhythmic clatter) can't get a signal? so annoying, right? yeah, and i'm late for a job interview. hey, man, can you just nix it, just for like two seconds?
thank you. you need verizon. they have the largest, most reliable 4g lte network in america. it's made to work in places like this. with verizon unlimited, we could video chat the interview in hd right here. okay. hey, man, i'll cue you. (vo) when it really, really matters, you need the best network and the best unlimited. just $45 per line for four lines. i'm a people person. (drumming resumes) if youto treat your tough nasal allergies... ...listen up. unlike pills that don't treat congestion, clarispray covers 100 percent of your nasal allergy symptoms. clarispray. from the makers of claritin.
7:26. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. if you're just getting out the door, we want to truck roads. we have a traffic problem in mt. laurel. jessica boyington has been watching it. jess? we're watching the southbound side of 295, tracy, in mt. laurel, new jersey, near route 73. we have a war tire here. still smoke -- a car fire here. still smoke coming out. it looks like they finally have the car fire under control. we have the right shoulder, the next two or three lanes compromised moving over. again, this is the southbound side. all of the traffic here is squeezing by into the left-hand shoulder. since this is the southbound side, this is where we're seeing most of the delays for the morning time. southbound moving toward the philadelphia area or right where you can split off to head to the 42 freeway. getting to philly, not a good idea to take 395 southbound. maybe you can head to route 73
itself and head over to the tacony palmyra bridge. the turnpike is open if you have to get further south toward delaware. back to you. >> thanks. let's update you on the forecast for today. erika martin has that. thank you. tracking temperatures that will be unseasonably cool. temperatures topping out at 49. the phillies home opener, gusty out there. keep the coats handy. we may see a sprinkle. i'm going to go with clouds for now. by the weekend, temperatures climb nicely, and then to start the following workweek, we are seeing 80s. temperatures above average for this time of year. back to you. >> not bad for the fill's home opener. thanks. coming up in 25 minutes, more news. join us every weekday from 4:30 to 7:00. have a great day.
♪ we're back. it's 7:30. we have more on the overnight strikes on syria. the u.s. launching 59 tomahawk missiles at an air base there in retaliation for the gruesome suspected chemical weapons attack. >> without question, that is our top story this morning. the strike marks the first time that the u.s. has targeted president bashar al assad's forces. this morning, his office is denouncing the military action, labeling it reckless, irresponsible behavior. this morning, the senate resuming debate on neil gorsuch, with a final vote expected later today opinion on thursday, republicans deployed the so-called nuclear option. they changed the voting rules, clearing the way for gorsuch to
pass through with a simple majority, over the 60 votes normally required. democrats called that a power grab. and gorsuch is expected to win confirmation and be sworn in after that. and president trump and china's president will get down to business today. the two-day summit kicked off with a dinner, which was attended by their wives, dignitaries and other white house officials. coming back to the strikes on syria. it comes at a time when there's tension and strife inside the white house, inside top aides. kristen welker with that part of the story. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. as the world watches the crisis in syria, there is intrigue inside the white house. and the question looming all of it, has the president shifted away from his america-first foreign policy? this morning, a west wing divided at a critical moment. the president's son-in-law and
top adviser,ed a odds with mr. trump's chief strategist, steve bannon. two different views on policy and america's role in the world. for bannon, who sees himself as a nationalist, typically opposed to foreign intervention, it's about america-first. bannon's influence on display during the inauguration -- >> from this day forward, it's going to be only america first. america first. >> reporter: but this week, the president seemed to shift his tone, once opposed to intervening in syria, now stressing america's duty to take action where needed. >> my attitude toward syria and assad has changed very much. >> reporter: could it be the influence of his son-in-law? jared kushner is known for having a broader global perspective. this at a moment bannon's control over foreign policy may have been diminished. he was removed from the national
security council. the president downplaying shakeups. >> i think we had one of the most successful 13 weeks in the history of presidents. >> reporter: while neither kushner nor bannon have spoken publicly about the strikes in syria, sources in the west wing said they clashed on almost every major domestic issue. one calling it an all-out war. a source close to bannon, he dispaging looks to kushner as west wing democrats. a threat to the president's vision. bannon is taking heat, after some of the agenda items he has headed has stalled, like health care and the travel ban. could the tensions in the west wing complicate his toughest foreign policy challenge? >> it is in this vital national security interest in the united states, to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly
chemical weapons. >> reporter: and as buzz starts to mount that the president might be eyeing the possibility of replacing some of his top advisers, one official tells me, the only conflicts his advisers are concerned with are those impacting the lives and safety of americans, as well as citizens arnocitizen s around the world. >> kristen welker, thank you. andy card served as chief of staff to president george w. bush. good to see you. good morning. >> good to be with you. thank you. >> last night, what did we learn about trump? what did we learn about who has his ear in the white house? >> i thought president trump was decisive yesterday. i was impressed that the white house carried out the responsing to atrocities in syria. they informed the right people at the right time. seemed that the white house seemed to be having a pretty good day in terms of organization and following through. in terms of the organization of the white house, i think it was
good that bannon was taken off the national security council crowd. i don't think it's unusual to have someone like bannon on the white house staff, someone who is a pr teotector of the legacy that got you there. and is a reminder of the voters that were so articulate in expressing frustration with washington, d.c. that's why donald trump won. i don't think the white house is immune from shakeup. they're going through the 100-day period. this is where you learn what it's like to be on a team. this is like putting a baseball team on the field but they're all basketball players and they haven't played their position well. so, it's going to be a shakeup. and i understand that. it's the right time. i think jared kushner and ivanka, their role is elevated. but both of them have agreed to comply with the law. and they've taken an oath of office to serve the constitution
and the american president, not just the president and they have to comply with ethics law now. >> let's go back to the question that matt asked. he talked about, what did we learn about president trump? and one thing that trump said is he is flexflexible. he doesn't want to telegraph what he might do in terms of his military options. is that valuable in a situation like this? as recently as last week, we were talking about it. he had his administration indicating it was okay if assad stays. a week later, we're taking an air strike against syria. is that kind of unpredictability, is that a benefit, perhaps? >> well, i guess it is a little bit of a benefit. i'm troubled if there's too much of it. i do think that what happened in syria, the president changed his views because president assad did something that was horrific. he crossed the red line.
>> he had already crossed it. >> he had crossed it under president obama. and president obama didn't do anything about it. so, this was the first test for donald trump in terms of dealing with a red line issue. and i thought he passed the test well. i hope we don't know enough about the consequences of the strike. it appears that it was the right thing to do at the right time. >> you would agree, andy, there's a distinct line between unpredictabili unpredictability, evolving and winging it. >> you can't wing it if you're the president. you have to taste your words before you spit them out. you have to understand your consequence of your actions before you implement them. the policy is easy but the implementation is hard. you want the policy process to define as many consequences so fewer of them are unintended. >> andy card. good to see you. thank you, sir.
>> thank you for having me on. we'll take a turn to al and get a check of our weather. you got the west coast behind you? >> going to be windy there. we were talking about winds around the great lakes. this is lake michigan. we told you they would have a 60-mile-per-hour wind gust. how windy was it? we decided to hang ten, baby. yeah. that's windy. a lot of waves on lake michigan. had to close part of lake shore drive yesterday. we look at what's happening on the west coast, a big, powerful storm onshore. going to be bringing a lot of rain, and possibility of flooding, damaging winds. and snow up towards two feet in the higher elevations of the cascades and the sierra. and we have wind advisories, wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour, from seattle all the way down to sacramento. damaging winds, seattle, you could have gusts of up to 55 miles per hour. and 55-mile-per-hour wind gusts in portland. reno, nevada, looking at wind gusts of 55, as well.
stageous conditions as far as the winds good morning, i'm first alert meteorologist erika martin with your first alert forecast. we're tracking weather for the phillies home opener. clouds, gusty. temperatures topping out in the upper 40s. right now models are showing that it's going to be pretty much dry. a lot of that rain skirting the area just missing us. by the weekend, plenty of sunshine in store, and then i'm tracking 80s by monday and tuesday. clouds develop by wednesday. overall, a nice stretch for the weekend and a nice start to the following workweek. >> get that weather anytime you need it. check out our friends at the weather channel on cable. >> all right, al. thank you very much. up next, we celebrate the life introducing listerine® zero alcohol™. it delivers a whole mouth clean with a less intense taste. so it has the bad breath germ-killing power of this... [rock music] with the lighter feel... of this.
[classical music] for a whole mouth clean with a less intense taste... ahhh. try listerine® zero alcohol™. also try listerine® pocketpaks for fresh breath on the go. this piece is so you. i saw it and i was just like "oh, i have to have it..." state farm knows that every one those moments, there's one of these... this piece is so you. i saw it and i was just like "i have to have it..." from renters insurance... ...to rewards credit cards, state farm is here to help life go right.
(healthy weight becausel the first ingredient is chicken. (riley) man, this chicken is spectacular! (jessica) i feel like when he eats beneful, he turns into a puppy again. you love it, don't you? you love it so much! (vo) and now try new beneful grain free, simply made with wholesome ingredients, and no grain.
when you're close to the people you love, does psoriasis ever get in the way of a touching moment? if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, you can embrace the chance of completely clear skin with taltz. taltz is proven to give you a chance at completely clear skin. with taltz, up to 90% of patients had a significant improvement of their psoriasis plaques. in fact, 4 out of 10 even achieved completely clear skin. do not use if you are allergic to taltz. before starting you should be checked for tuberculosis. taltz may increase your risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you are being treated for an infection or have symptoms. or if you have received a vaccine or plan to. inflammatory bowel disease can happen with taltz. including worsening of symptoms. serious allergic reactions can occur. now's your chance at completely clear skin. just ask your doctor about taltz.
save on kitchen essentials kohl's home sale now's your chance at completely clear skin. like a farberware cookware set just $49.99 after $30 mail in rebate. select kitchen aid electrics are $39.99 and a fiestaware 5 piece place setting is only $32.99. plus get kohl's cash too. kohl's. i had a wonderful time tonight. me too! call me tomorrow? i'm gonna send a vague text in a couple of days, that leaves you confused about my level of interest. i'll wait a full two days before responding. perfect! we're never gonna see each other again, will we? no-no. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back. 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double. we're back. 7:43, with tributes pouring in this morning for legendary
comedian dan rickles. >> the king of insult comedy died on thursday at the age of 90. i know he meant a lot to all of us. you interviewed him not long ago. >> we're kids from queens. he was called mr. warmth for his unique ability to poke fun at people and make them laugh at themselves. i was fortunate to sit down with him for one of his final interviews. >> she would have been here, barbara. >> reporter: don rickles took no prisoners on stage. >> my image is strong and aggressive. >> reporter: a native new yorker from queens, for more than 50 years, his iconic brand of humor earned him a bevy of nicknames. >> you think insult humor is the easiest to come up with? >> standing next to you, it is. >> reporter: don rickles is equal opportunity offender. i make fun of blacks, whites,
jews -- well, jews. >> reporter: rickles didn't hold back, even on the biggest stars. >> julia roberts, you live next to me on the beach. i'm living two blocks, come by and say hello. >> we're closer than two lines. >> you have no lines, julia. just nod. >> reporter: make sure no one was spared. >> good evening, mr. president. nice to see you, sir. >> reporter: not even the commander in chief. >> is this too fast, ronnie? anyway, he is sitting there looking at the program going, where does it say he makes funb friendship. >> reporter: frank sinatra saw rickles perform in 1957. the rest is history. >> the first line to frank was, ever, stand up, frank, be yourself and hit somebody. and all the guys with him went, is that funny, frank? >> reporter: sinatra became his biggest target and champion.
the legendary rat pack welcoming rickles as its court jester. rickles was a frequent guest of "the tonight show." together, they created some of the most iconic moments of the 1960s. later in life, rickles became known to younger generations. >> hey, ham, look. i'm picasso. >> i don't get it. >> reporter: as the voice of mr. potato head in the "toy story" series. just last october, rickles sat down with me to talk about his storied career. you haven't thought about retiring. >> unless a truck hits me. i keep going, i have a great wife and wonderful, wonderful family. >> reporter: and what a wonderful career. back in 1983, bryant gumbel asked don how he would like people to remember him. >> i would like the public to know i was laughing along with them. >> even though he had slowed down in the last few months, he
was still going out on tour. he was just out with regis philbin doing concerts. and the mind was just as sharp. what a funny man. >> how lucky for you to sit down with him. that was great. our condolences to his family. don rickles was 90. >> 90 years old. >> thank you, al. coming up, we're sitting down with one of hollywood's biggest stars, dwayne johnson stopping by our studio. [ scratching noises ] hey scout, what's with the itchys and scratchys? it's these fleas and ticks. ow! i'm getting bit like crazy. got any ideas for me? well, not all products work the same. that's why my owner gives me k9 advantix ii. it kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. mosquitoes too? yep kills all three through contact -- no biting required. wish my owner knew about k9 advantix ii. ow! well...could be worse. ooh. glorious. protect against the bites that can spread disease. k9 advantix ii. wise choice. ♪ it takes two to make ♪ it takes two to make it outta sight ♪ a thing go right ♪
♪ it takes two to make a thing go right ♪ ♪ it takes two to make it outta sight ♪ how do they make starburst taste so juicy? they use wicked small fighter jets to shoot the juiciness into every starburst. [ pilot ] it's about to get juicy. whoo! i feel so aliii... it takes guts. [ female announcer ] starburst. unexplainably juicy. with formulas infused with hand-pressedhair. moroccan argan and camellia oils, new garnier whole blends illuminating haircare indulges hair with moisture for luminous shine. new garnier whole blends argan and camellia oils. hi, i'm frank. i take movantik for oic, opioid-induced constipation. had a bad back injury, my doctor prescribed opioids which helped with the chronic pain, but backed me up big-time. tried prunes, laxatives, still constipated...
had to talk to my doctor. she said, "how long you been holding this in?" (laughs) that was my movantik moment. my doctor told me that movantik is specifically designed for oic and can help you go more often. don't take movantik if you have a bowel blockage or a history of them. movantik may cause serious side effects, including symptoms of opioid withdrawal, severe stomach pain and/or diarrhea, and tears in the stomach or intestine. tell your doctor about any side effects and about medicines you take. movantik may interact with them causing side effects. why hold it in? have your movantik moment. talk to your doctor about opioid-induced constipation. if you can't afford your medication, astrazeneca may be able to help. how clean do you feel after(laughter)the bathroom? let's ask the experts. i feel as clean as a shimmering mermaid. that's because only cottonelle® has cleanripple® texture. designed to clean better... how cottonelle® do you feel? red line, 20 minute delay. oh, no. (rhythmic clatter) can't get a signal? so annoying, right?
yeah, and i'm late for a job interview. hey, man, can you just nix it, just for like two seconds? thank you. you need verizon. they have the largest, most reliable 4g lte network in america. it's made to work in places like this. with verizon unlimited, we could video chat the interview in hd right here. okay. hey, man, i'll cue you. (vo) when it really, really matters, you need the best network and the best unlimited. just $45 per line for four lines. i'm a people person. (drumming resumes) enamel is the strong, wof your tooth surface. the thing that's really important to dentists is to make sure that that enamel stays strong and resilient for a lifetime. the more that we can strengthen and re-harden that tooth surface, the whiter their patients' teeth are going to be. dentists are going to really want to recommend the new pronamel strong and bright. it helps to strengthen and re-harden the enamel. it also has stain lifting action. it's going to give their patients the protection that they need and the whiter teeth that they want. ♪ wecage-free eggs.ng
moms know their kids need love, encouragement and milk. with 8 grams of natural protein, and 8 other nutrients to provide balanced nutrition. moms know kids grow strong when they milk life. [ female announcer ] the magic begins when jif fresh roasts peanuts to make peanut butter so deliciously creamy. it can even bring a kid out of her shell. that's why choosy moms choose jif. it can even bring a kid out of her shell. ♪ready. set. go. go. go. ♪ ♪ one way or another, i'm gonna find ya' ♪ ♪ i'm gonna get ya', get ya', get ya', get ya' ♪ ♪ one way or another,♪ ♪ one way or another, i wanna
♪ ya', get ya', get ya', get ya' ♪ ♪ ♪ one way or another, ♪ predictable. the comfort in knowing where things are headed. because as we live longer... and markets continue to rise and fall... predictable is one thing you need in retirement to help protect what you've earned and ensure it lasts. introducing brighthouse financial. a new company established by metlife to specialize in annuities & life insurance. talk to your advisor about a brighter financial future.
good morning, i'm tracy davidson. four minutes before 8:00. a chilly start to your day. let's get your forecasts from erika martin. >> a chilly start at the shore and temperatures. below average, 49 the expected high in philadelphia with plenty of clouds out there. we may see a few passing sprinkles. that's just about it. we warm up by the weekend. lots of sunshine. 80s by monday and tuesday. definitely my pick of the following workweek. at least it looks pretty much dry. possibly showers on wednesday, then keeping it in the 60s. back to you. >> thanks. now let's check the roads. we continue to follow problems on 295. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington with an update. we're watching mt. laurel, new jersey. literally a few minutes ago, maybe less than five minutes ago, the end of the vehicle fire has cleared out of the way. southbound 295 near route 73. the traffic really slow approaching the southbound side.
a massive drive time, 39 minutes. southbound from route 38 to 168 which is the black horse pike, average speeds into the 20s there. this is typically a 12-minute trip. you see the addition adding on to that. at least it's clear so we're seeing it move through a little bit. heading southbound toward philadelphia or the 42 freeway. back to you. >> thanks. the chester county kenity high school in kennett square is closed today after legionella bacteria was found in the water system. school officials notified parents and staff. officials say there are no confirmed cases of legionnaire's disease. the school is working with the county health department and an environmental firm to clean out the bacteria. and the phillies and fans return to citizens bank park for the 2017 home opener this afternoon. a live look at the ballpark. first pitch happens in a few hours we have you covered. you can catch the home opener action here on nbc10. live pre-good day show begins at 2 -- pregame show begins at 2:00. then watch the game at 3:05. you can always stay updated with our nbc10 app. thanks for watching.
it's 8:00 on "today." and coming up, strike on syria. overnight, russia condemns the u.s. missile attack against syria, as president trump faces his first major foreign policy test. >> it is in this vital national security interest of the united states, to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. >> so, what's the next step for the u.s.? we'll talk with republican senator john mccain live. and serious star power.
dwayne johnson races into studio 1 a to talk about the fate of his hit franchise. "today," friday, april 17th, 2017. we welcome you back to "today" on this friday morning. typically, we would be outside with that great crowd. got a lot of news to cover. we'll get out in the next half hour. >> a lof things developing overnight. the u.s. missile strikes in syria, in response to this week's horrific chemical weapon attack. >> it is the first military action against the assad regime in syria's six-year civil war. how is it playing here at home and around the world? we have full coverage, beginning with nbc's richard engel. richard, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. these attacks were limited. they were quite specific in their scope. and they appear to have been designed to avoid putting american troops at risk.
cruise missiles were used, not american pilots, which means at no stage were american pilots exposed to potentially being shot down. u.s. navy warships in the eastern mediterranean launched 59 cruise missiles against a syrian military base. it was retaliation by president trump. for a horrific chemical weapons atta attack, the u.s. blamed on the syrian regime. >> no child of god should ever suffer such horror. >> reporter: now video released by the russian defense ministry, showing little damage on the base. and amateur video shows the attack under way. the pentagon says the cruise missiles destroyed syrian aircraft, hardened hangars, fuel depots, weapons storage and air defenses. the u.s. says it has radar that tracks the aircraft used in the chemical attack back to this
patz. a base. the syrians calling the strike, blatant aggression. and the russians calling it an act of aggression against a sovereign state. u.s. military officials say no syrian troops were deliberately targeted. >> it is in this vital national security interest of the united states, to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. >> reporter: it was a very limited, even symbolic strike, unlikely to threaten president bashar al assad's grip on power. an official says russia was informed ahead of time, to keep away and avoid an escalation. the goal was a proportionate response to the chemical attack and to send a message to the world, that the u.s., under president trump, will act militarily and act quickly. that message, also directed at
president trump's tinner guest, while the strikes were under way. the president of china, arguably the only world leader who can influence north korea. president assad's office commented on the strikes this morning, calling them irresponsible, foolish, and short-sighted. it's a fairly muted response we're seeing from syria and russia. it's still early. at this stage, it appears that the strike was one-off. and does not seem to be escalating. back to you. >> richard engel, thank you very much. let's go to hallie jackson in florida, where president trump is meeting with china's president today. hallie, good morning again to you. >> hi, savannah. gom to you. the syrian strike is setting off what seems to be a significant shift in this administration's attitude towards russia. at a briefing at palm beach overnight, rex tillerson said moscow has been complicit or incompetent in its inability to
follow through on a 2013 deal to get chemical weapons out of syria. this is some of the toughest talk from a trump administration that has not taken a hard line against the kremlin. the president himself made no mention of any russian reaction when he addressed the nation from the tearoom at mar-a-lago. explaining his most consequential decision yet as commander in chief, as he's ordering this strike in syria. a reversal of his past position. he explained why in stark terms. >> even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. no child of god should ever suffer such horror. >> reporter: the use of military force might be seen by north korea, perhaps, as a kind of warning shot. this is especially important because, as richard talked about, president trump is now on day two of his summit here in palm beach with the chinese
president. >> hallie jackson in florida for us. thank you. let's get more on the time line behind the u.s. air strikes. for that, we turn to hans nichols at the pentagon. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. here's what we know. the day that centcom game up with the plans, they were approved by president trump. this is taking from overhead, a lot of sources go into this. 20 to 26 syrian aircraft were taken out. and 58 to 59 cruise missiles that were successful. might have been 59 to 60. one missile might have failed, one of the tomahawks. importantly, officials here at the pentagon say that deconfliction line, that line they use to warn the russians several times that these strikes were coming. in a line from the u.s. side is remaining open. they say it's still operational. and they plan to perform their russian counterpart whence u.s. planes are up in the air, taking shots at isis.
matt? >> hans nichols at the pentagon. thanks. the syrian and russian governments are condemning the u.s. air strikes. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, and in a mitchell, has that story. you're fluent in diplomacy. how do you read the statements? >> they're more muted than you might expected we're going to hear from russia, the criticisms. not as harsh as it might have been. and this set up a test for secretary of state tillerson. he's supposed to go to russia next week. in contrast to the president, tillerson has been laying down a tougher line against moscow. and of course, thursday night, calling out russia for not living up to its commitment in 2013, to locate the chemical weapons and to destroy them and to be the guarantor of them. and they either russia has been complicit or incompetent to prevent this attack. we were told, when he goes to moscow, he is expected to see vladimir putin. it's not officially scheduled.
it would be surprising if it doesn't happen. he would tell him that future corporation with the u.s. is whether russia stops violating international norms on syria, on rue ukraine. and interviewing with the u.s. election. that's something that president trump has refused to acknowledge. one thing that's not clear. it's a little ambiguous. tillerson is not advocating regime change in syria. there's been mixed signals there. but there's a view that vladimir putin's involvement in syria is changing. and it may be time for six years of assad. >> nbc news special correspondent, tom brokaw is here. along with nicolle wallace. it's a tactical strike. it was learned this morning to go after the facility from which the chemical strikes were launched. but it sends a message, tom, doesn't it? and is that really one of the reasons why we saw this quick
action? trump administration, trying to say there's a new sheriff in town? >> the fact of the matter is, this is an easy part. it's a one-off. that kind of a strike. that's the least you would expect. the real question is what happens after this. there's so many players here. and this has been in syria for a long time, before he used chemical weapons once before. he has unleashed an enormous see of immigrants flooding into western europe. and the question is, where do we go from here? are there going to have to be ground troops to bring him the to an arrangement? is he going to have to leave syria? these are tough questions. there's been neglect on the part of not just this administration, but certainly in the obama administration. in the closing days, john kerry, the secretary of state was complaining to friends that we weren't being tough enough on friends. and he was blaming the president for that. >> i want to take you back to the campaign. the people who were vocal of
being worried about a donald trump presidency, said he is unpredictable. he's irrational, not the guy you want as commander in chief. now, after this chemical weapons attack by assad, he's acted in a timely, decisive and reasonable way. what's the reaction here? >> the audience he can reshape his presidency is small. but you'll see a lot of stories like that. has president trump reshaped his presidency? it's a good question. but the audience with whom he has potential to do so is relatively small, because of the strident manner he's taken office. it's unprecedented. the string he unraveled last night that will be most interesting to the nedomestic political audience, is what hallie jackson posed to mcmaster. does this reshape his shthought about the muslim ban? about our policy? did he see something?
and he was moved by the images from syria. >> we've seen images like that over five and six years. >> of course we have. and even since he's been president. the carnage in syria has not ever ceased. it had dips and peaks of american consciousness. >> to add on all that, matt, what a lot of people are concerned about, is the construct of his foreign policy and national security team. there's open fights going on. jared kushner has got a whole manner of kind of portfolios. he's been in iraq. he has the israeli/palestinian situation. he's going to reform the government. what's that say about rex tillerson? the state department is absent, a lot of the political experts they rely on for intelligence. so, this is not a complete turnaround. there's a lot of hard work to do here. >> and to that point. it takes place against a backdrop of a public civil war inside his staff. >> because there is that dynamic, this quality of the president, he calls it his own
flexibility. you can say, it's the charitiability way to say, he is persuadable. he saw the images and it really hit him for the first time. and 24 to 48 hours later we have a strike on syria. is it is a function of the last person in the room holds sway with the president. and is that a concern? >> you took the words out of my mouth. we've seen how people are afraid to leave the room, no matter what he's doing, because of that dynamic. so, i think if you try to pull out things that we're going to watch in the coming days, is that exacerbated? or is this simply the generals educating him about the extraordinarily perilous times of where we live and exerting their influence? >> we could talk for an hour. that will have to do it for a moment. up next, senator john mccain will join us live. we'll get his take on the air strikes and the talk about conversations he's had with president trump about dealing with syria. we'll find out what the two men
get play proof kid's gearhl's built for springtime fun like jumping beans dresses for only $12 $7 mix and match tops and bottoms and carter's sandals $19.99. you'll get kohl's cash too. play proof guarantee only at kohl's. to test her favorite soap... against dove. so we are using this test paper... ...that represents skin. the paper is dissolving... and dove is not dissolving... at all! with < moisturizing cream dove is gentler on your skin. she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. but once a week i let her play sheriff so i can wash it. i use tide to get out those week old stains and downy to get it fresh and soft. you are free to go. tide and downy together. ♪ ♪ red line, 20 minute delay. oh, no.
(rhythmic clatter) can't get a signal? so annoying, right? yeah, and i'm late for a job interview. hey, man, can you just nix it, just for like two seconds? thank you. you need verizon. they have the largest, most reliable 4g lte network in america. it's made to work in places like this. with verizon unlimited, we could video chat the interview in hd right here. okay. hey, man, i'll cue you. (vo) when it really, really matters, you need the best network and the best unlimited. just $45 per line for four lines. i'm a people person. (drumming resumes) [ female announcer ] the magic begins when jif fresh roasts peanuts to make peanut butter so deliciously creamy. it can even bring a kid out of her shell. that's why choosy moms choose jif. it can even bring a kid out of her shell. ♪
contrary to ancient wisdom... the sun doesn't rise, we do. yet, the more we travel, the more the world pushes back, coralling us and controlling us. so, we seek a place where we're given a choice... ...not just to get up, but to rise. ♪ if youto treat your tough nasal allergies... ...listen up. unlike pills that don't treat congestion, clarispray covers 100 percent of your nasal allergy symptoms. clarispray. from the makers of claritin.
8:16. back with more on the u.s. strike on syria. republican senator john mccain was quick to express his support. he joins us, now, from capitol hill. senator, nice to see you. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? savannah, it's getting hot in tucson. >> it is, indeed, sir. >> we're hearing words, senator, from one-off. limited. reasonable. ration gn rational. was this the right strike in your opinion at the right time? >> i wouldn't emphasize too much one-off here. it depends on the reaction of the ssyrians, including the russians. a lot of these things has to stop. the barrel bombing has to stop. the slaughter has got to stop. and we have work to do. establishing a safe zone and arming a free syrian army. this is the beginning, matt.
there's a little too much euphoria this morning. i think it's a right thing to do. it's a signal that the president of the united states is listening to the best national security team i've seen. but we have a long way to go. >> i'm interested to hear you say that. the line has been chemical weapons. assad uses chemical weapons. that's the line that can't be crossed. as we discussed and you're alluding to, he's killed hundreds of thousands of his own people with conventional weapons. and why is that any better? what are we going to do about that? >> i think we have to say that the barrel bombing has to stop. you're right. of all the 400,000 that have been killed, a small percentage. but it's symbolic the use of chemical weapons. there's no doubt in anybody's mind, that a horrendous use of this weapon is in violation of every norm, every international agreement. it is very important that that
stop. but as i said, we've got a lot more work to do to stop the slaughter that has driven europe into chaos. a flood of refugees an one of the great humanitarian crises of the last -- since world war ii. >> we know that syria is at this point a client state of russia. that putin is pulling the strings with assad. our secretary of state, rex tillerson," will sit down with putin next week. what should be the hemessage to moscow? and do you have the feeling that this administration is ready to get tough for putin? >> i think it was not just for bashar al assad. it was also for putin. a lot of work needs to be done, that couldn't be accomplished without this beginning. but it is only theneeds to say acceptable for you to support and prop up a regime that uses
chemical weapons, period. we find that unacceptable. and we're going to take actions, undescribed actions, to prevent this kind of activity from continuing. and it has to be a strong message because vladimir putin believes that we are weak. and so, i think it's appropriate that secretary of state tillerson make his trip at this time. i think it's also appropriate that the chinese leader happened to be here at that time, as well. >> you segue perfectly into my question. obviously, the meetings between president trump and the chinese leader -- the chinese leader, the key person in the world for helping us deal with north korea. so, what do you think is the reaction of kim jong-un as he's sitting in north korea, watching the results of what happened in syria last night? >> i think what happened last night reverberates around the globe, to every terrorist organization, that there is. and there's lots of them. also, to kim jong-un. he's a little less comfortable
because we have shown that the united states of america, under certain circumstances, will make use of our military power, which is still the strongest on earth. and we have to emphasize to the chinese that we understand they can only -- only they can control north korea. and if they don't, then it's going to have an impact on our relationship, especially economically. so, hopefully kim jong-un got the message last night. and also, the chinese president who happened to be sitting at dinner, while this was taking place, also got the message. the united states is not an aggressive nation. but there's certain threats the united states of america that we would have to respond to and at best prevent. >> senator mccain, quickly, before we let you go. is there any question in your mind that bashar al assad was trying to test the trump
administration by launching this attack earlier this week? and how do you think president trump responded to that test? >> i think it was a test. traditionally, you can go back to jack kennedy and the bay of pigs and the cuban missile crisis. most every president has been tested by adversaries. and i believe that putin may test us in ukraine. i think the president responded well. i think most importantly, to me, and this is very -- most importantly to me, is it the president put his trust in the advice and counsel of the strongest national security team i've observed. >> nasenator john mccain, thank for your time this morning. >> let's turn to al and get a check of the weather. >> temperatures are changing now that we are starting to get into spring, a little moore vociferously. from minneapolis down to qui albuquerque, 10 to 25 degrees
above average. they start to warm up. you can see that in the midwest. and look at what happens by tuesday. new york city, 77. 75 in nashville. oklahoma will see temperatures in the low 70s. good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist erica martine with your most accurate forecast. we are tracking weather for today for the phillys' home opener. we're going to see clouds. gusty. temperatures only topping out in the upper 40s. right now models show it's going to be pretty much dry. a lot of rain skirting the area, just missing. by the weekend, plenty of sunshine in store, and i'm tracking 80s by monday. and tuesday, clouds. wednesday, overall a nice stretch for the weekend and a nice start to the following workweek. >> that's your latest weather. weather looking good for the yankees home opener. >> i love hearing that. al, thank you very much. now, an important question you may have already asked yourself. if you can find out if you're predisposed to a serious disease
or condition, would you want to know? >> the fda has given approval for dna test at-home kits for people looking for those answers. here's nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: the process is simple. you order a test kit online and send back a saliva sample. the company screens for 500,000 disease markers. in minneapolis, christine marks has decided to do it. concerned she may carry an alzheimer's gene, after her father and two grandparents died of the disease. >> if it comes back that i have the markers, it doesn't mean i'm going to get the alzheimer's. but at least i can be proactive, talk to my doctors, see what they say. >> reporter: late-onset alzheimer's is one of the ten diseases the test looks for. along with parkinson's disease, sill y sill yak disease. and people can have the gene and not develop alzheimer's.
and people develop alzheimer's who do not have the gene. the information is one piece of the puzzle. and some experts worry about giving dna test results without offering medical guidance. but information can empower people. >> our research suggested that people are curious. they want to talk to their families about the risk. >> reporter: a dna test offering a warning or peace of mind. for "today," tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> would we want to know? >> i think i don't want to know. >> i'm on the other side. when we
nbc 10 news starts now. just about 8:30. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. a chilly start to your friday. let's get to erica martine, your most accurate neighborhood forecast. good morning, erica. >> right behind me, phillies' home opener forecast. we top out only in the upper 40s. it is chilly outside. winds shifting westerly, and west-northwesterly. gusty out there. west-northwesterly, mid game, 15 to 25 miles per hour. gusting up to 40 at times. and here's the deal. i don't think we're going to see anything widespread as far as showers go. we may get a sprinkle, but i'm going to keep it cloudy and chilly. >> getting ready to head out the door, let's check with jessica
boyington. >> we're watching delays on the schuylkill in both directions. no surprise, though. everything looks normal right now. earlier on the westbound side had some emergency crew for a medical emergency on the westbound side around city avenue. now it's gone. some residual delays remain. right now around route 1, eastbound from the blue route headed to the expressway, a downed tree on bryn mawr avenue. back to you. >> a child kidnapped in new castle county is safe, but police look for her abductor. witnesses saw the girl being kidnapped in pike creek last night. she was found unharmed two hours later in a park. joe biden will be at the university of delaware today for a rally to celebrate the opening of the biden institute. it will focus on developing public policy solutions on economics, the environment and other issues. more news in 25 minutes. you can always stay updated with our nbc 10 app with free downloads.
try new flonase sensimist instead of allergy pills. it's more complete allergy relief in a gentle mist you may not even notice. using unique mistpro technology, new flonase sensimist delivers a gentle mist to help block six key inflammatory substances that cause your symptoms. most allergy pills only block one. and six is greater than one. break through your allergies. new flonase sensimist
♪ and good morning, everyone. welcome back to "today." it is friday, april 7th, 2017. and we are so thrilled to be out here with a great crowd. a big spring break crowd. lots of smiling faces. i was going to say the sun is shining. it's really not. but it's not raining. that's an improvement. >> it's actually very pleasant. out here this morning. one good reason all these people are so excited, look who is here. look inside the studio, dwayne johnson. getting a little last-minute touch-up. he is one of the stars of "the fast and furious" franchise. we're going to talk to him about his latest installment. he looks good.
he doesn't need that. >> he wants more tlc from the makeup gal there. >> real men get makeup. absolutely. and jill martin, sharing her clever plan for upgrading your home, using a surprising force of cash that's right under your nose. >> your lip. first, we have big news to share. we're firing up our citi concert series with two, huge names back-to-back. >> the great sheryl crow will be here on wednesday, april 19th. and then, one day later, the one and only barry manilow will take to our stage. make your plans to be here. go to today.com to get your fan information. >> i didn't know they're coming. i'm living with everybody else. >> every day is a surprise. >> when you don't prepare for the show, every day is a surprise. >> did you miss it? >> it's a miracle. >> a manilow song. i got it.
>> wow. and a new project from ellen degeneres preparing tonight on nbc. it's called first dates. ellen is executive producer. and it's narrated by drew barrymore. the show is an upclose and personal look at real first dates, all happening at the same restaurant. at the end -- santa. at the end of each episode, the daters must reveal if they're up for a second date. some couples hit it off. others not so much. you can catch "first dates" tonight at 8:00, 7:00 here on nbc. >> that looks fun. how about a check of the weather? >> all right. let's see -- ♪ >> "today's weather" is brought to you by nondrowsy claritin and clari spray products. >> here's what we have for your weekend ahead. the pollen. it's very high from raleigh all the way back into the southwest. and a lot of pollen all over the place. now, your weekend outlook. here's how it's shaping up for
tomorrow. unseasonably mild through the plains. sunshine through the mid-atlantic. and look through some heavy mountain snows and the rockies. sunday, sunday. severe storms, making their way through the mid plains. lots of warm weather and sunshine along the eastern half of the country. rain and snow through the western plains. wet weather in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around e country. thhe good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist erica martine with your most accurate forecast. we are tracking weather for today for the phillies' home opener. the good news, it looks like we're going to see clouds. gusty. temperatures only topping out in the upper 40s. models are showing that it's going to be pretty much dry. a lot of that rain skirting the area, just missing us. by the weekend, plenty of sunshine in store, and i'm tracking 80s by monday. and tuesday, clouds develop. wednesday, overall a nice stretch for the weekend. and nice start to the following workweek. >> that is your latest weather. don't forget, when you need your
weekend weather, check out our friends at the weather channel on cable. >> al runs like that so everybody gets a shot at being on camera. thank you, al. when it comes to hollywood stars, they don't come much bigger than dwayne johnson. >> he stars in "the fast and furious" franchise. and the new installment, "the fate of the furious," his character is tested in a place he's never been before. >> there is no confession. i got myself into this. i will get out of it. you know that. >> i do. that's what i told them. well, there you have it. good luck in the courts, man. >> what about your daughter? you know, if you're not going to do it for your country, at least do it for your kid. >> big mistake, kid. hold on. he's still working from the manual. he doesn't really know the rules.
give him a break. >> dwayne, good morning. how many times you get to do that? >> about 50 times. it was a good day. he's a good sport. >> have you hurt anybody on accident, considering your size? >> just emotionally, matt. that's typically what happens when i argue with my lady. i'm generally pretty good. in the world of wrestling, as crazy as that world is, as frenetic as it can be, it's really a dance and you learn to take care of your partner. when i transitioned into movies and doing stuff like that, where i put scott up sideways, took care of him. >> we love the franchise films because we get to see so many things that are just completely fantasy. here's one of my favorite scenes, okay? >> absurd is the word. >> i'm glad you said absurd. here's your character glizing on ice and steering a torpedo into another car. it can happen. >> yes. the truth is, we have stunt
doubles and wonderful visual effects. i insisted i do that myself. i slide on the ice and redirected a torpedo. with one hand, matt. >> what are you doing -- oh, look at the time with the other. when you see that page in the script, do you ever say -- and you know the fans of these movies love those scenes, do you say, okay, that might go over the line? >> i didn't say it -- well, here's the thing. i feel like with a scene like that, it is absurd. here's reality. and we hover above reality in the world of "fast and the furious." i think there's a smart way to do it by the end of the movie, when you've earned it with the fans. and i think with a character like hobbs, i really tried to do my best to wink at the audience around every corner to let them know i'm in on it with them. >> they give you the big trucks. how about a lamborghini? a little corvette. >> i can't fit in it.
that's the thing. all the other guys can fit in it because they're small. >> lift it with your one hand. >> what was your first car? >> did you have a monster truck for a first car? >> when i was 15 years old, i was in nashville, tennessee, on lower broad. i was not drinking. but i was in a bar. and a crackhead walked in, that's where it turns. >> where is it going? >> he said, who wants to buy a car? i said, how much? 80 bucks. it was one of those big-bodied thunderbirds. i said, yeah. i gave him 40 bucks. and me and my buddy drove it down the road, we never went back. that was my first car. >> $40. >> some guys go to a dealership. >> you know, that's not how he's going to roll. talk to me about "baywatch." it's coming up. have you been perfecting your slow-mo run on the beach? >> i have. it's a thing with "baywatch"
very well. you have to practice the slow-mo run on the beach. i can't wait. it highly-panlanticipated movie it's funnel. >> every time you're here, that fun comes up. that's one of the things i admire so much about you, is you know how to have fun while making movies. >> we're lucky boys. we're lucky girls. we get to do what we do. it is fun. there's other crazy stuff going on in the world, which we deal with every day. and fun, if you have an opportunity to make it fun and have an opportunity to send the people home happy, it's a special thing. lucky. when you can redirect torpedos on ice, it's a good day. >> by the way, you have a doisny princess set, with "moana." >> good to see you. >> good to see you guys. let's tell people "the fate of the furious" from our sister
company, universal, opens up friday. coming up, jill martin will show us how to find hidden money in the junk that's piling up in in the junk that's piling up in our ho savings at giant. only at my giant. by the time the drugs rannd wout, i was addicted.. it happened so fast. i ended up on the streets, where the drugs are cheaper and easier to get. i was a full blown heroin addict, selling my soul to get high. when i realized i needed help i didn't know where to go. but i got help and you can too.
why are those lines on my floor? a distance contest. i already made it from this line. life's bleachable moments need clorox bleach. back, now. it's 8:41. wrapping up our "upgrade your home today" week with jill martin. and she has a new tlc show, called "hidden money makeover." take a look. >> everyone has a junk room. >> i don't let people down here. >> we're embarrassed. >> did you know there's money in that mess. we're thinking in the $500,000 range. we're going to turn trash into treasure. we're going to sell junk. and then, we're going to makeover the room with the money that we get from selling the so-called junk. >> i love the premise of it. jill, good morning. we all have junk. how do you know if your junk is worth anything? >> imagine making over a room
with zero dollars. you sell the things you have in your basement. this show will give you tips on how to do that. with that money, you use it to makeover the room. and i have great takeaways from this that you can do this weekend in our house. >> a lot of us, we're emotional about parting with our junk. >> if you don't know it's there, a lot of the emotional stories, they didn't know they had some of this stuff. and you part with memories to make room for new ones. that's the basis of this. >> let's start. this is our first scene. this is how to turn a closet into an office. we have a before and after from the show. >> this was in a basement. that was superscary. >> hello. >> but this is -- a lot of people can relate to a closet like this. we said, let's take the doors off. their daughter wanted an editing bay. an office to make. this is the after. we took the doors off. just an alcove. we created here on-set. that was just a plain wall. that was sticker wallpaper.
this is sticker wallpaper. it comes in a roll. and you peel off the back. >> it won't rip your paint off. >> you can get it at amazon, $19.99 to under $100. you can pick whatever pattern you want. and accessories. we got some of the shells, from the beach. and you put it in a slamp. a bright pop of color and the shelves are functional. they're storage but also, they're pretty looking. >> it's great. you just made your room bigger and more appealing. should we go over here? you have a play/hangout area. what did you do on the show? >> this was another part of the basement that we wanted to create for all the kids, to play in. there were four children. we have the before shot of sort of a mess. nothing really doing. no place to hang. but we turned it into a play room. and this, you can do for a couple hundred dollars, less with things you already have. this is chalkboard paint.
you paint this on. >> i didn't know that exists. that's so duet. >> we did the new babies, plus vale, of course. the beautiful names on there. and vases that we had and filled it up with candy. >> give the kids a bottle of espresso, too. >> it comes with a coffeemaker. we took all of the pictures off of instagram and facebook and twitter, we made pillows and ottomans. you have all of the new babies. you can sit on these, which is great for a room. >> is this a rug? >> this is rubber. sylvester and co at $49. it's rubber. but it looks like wood. it's machine-washable. >> that's good for the kiddies. we're running out of time. let's to the last room. >> do the last room. this was a living room space. an emotional story. we wanted it to be a place where
everyone could hang out. >> here's what it looked like before. >> a lot of people have looked like rooms that look like this. and art.com, starting at $39 to $299. this is a shot from the olympics. that's me padding boarding, on an iphone. you can do that under $100. and lighting from pier one. >> get rid of the jung and do alile makeover. >> trash to cash. >> you want more on the tips, head to today.com. "hidden money makeover" airs tomorrow night with jill. coming up next, the future of footwear. the story behind these shoes. first, this is "today" on nbc.
the taste of real fruit in every bite. so berry good. since 2004, more than 90 million pounds of trash have been picked up during the great american cleanup of pa. mcdonnell: nearly 2 million volunteers have joined this effort -- people like you. hi. i'm penndot secretary leslie richards. and i'm dep acting secretary patrick mcdonnell, asking you to invest in your community by taking part in this year's cleanup. visit gacofpa.org to learn more. both: and help us pick it up, pa! announcer: paid for with pennsylvania taxpayer dollars. ♪ what are we doing? >> we're back, now, with what
could be the future of footwear. what if you had your feet mapped and walk out with a sneaker that's been perfectly customized for your foot? >> that sounds good. that's the concept of a new pair of shoes resulting in a collaboration between adidas and carbon. joseph c. simone is the founder and ceo. and tori bowie is sponsored by adidas and a legend. how does this work? this is a 3d printer. you're molding the shoe to our foot? >> that's right. the mid sole for the shoe was made on a printer similar to this. we're printing something that's similar to the mid sole in mid-time. this is going to be about six minutes. we can make complex structures, tailored to people. >> you're teaming up with adidas. why can't they do that without a 3d printer? >> the comfort and the strike zone how you walk.
you don't want a standard size 9. you want a shoe for matt or savannah or tori. take data and use mathematics to design a shoe for abindividual. and it's finishing in real-time. >> you're wearing a pair of these. does it feel different from other shoes you've worn in the past? >> of course it does. they feel amazing. i mean, they're tailored just to fit my feet. >> do you think it would give you an advantage? >> it gives me an extra boost, an extra bounce. more energy. i think this is our future right here. >> this one has been completed. and it was just at the beginning when i walked in the studio. >> we print shoes in tens of minutes. what this means is about quality, speed and scale. you can do this not just for individual high-performance athletes but everybody can get a custom shoe. >> is the vision that you go into the shoestore and there's one of these. and you walk out minutes later with your custom shoe? >> you go in a store and get
measured. and within days, they can provide that shoe to you. >> wow. >> what else can the technology do? >> as we look back here -- what we can do is go beyond footwear. we'll make these in the hundreds of thousands and millions and tens of millions. but this technology also lenldl itself to applications in automotive, aerospace, and drones. all these individual parts. this part would be hard to fabricate things like this. and this came out of a digital printer. >> you're also a professor at unc, right? >> yes. >> tori, great to see you. appreciate you coming. coming up, some spring travel deals and other great bargains you cannot afford to miss this month. first, this is "today" on nbc.
we are back with what to buy in the month of april. this is a month where there's something for everyone when it comes to deals. la har tekeshian, is a "today" contributor. do we have to act quickly? >> there are time limits and you want to check the website for the fine print. >> let's start with travel deals. what do we have? >> it's not easy to be
spontaneous about travel. but if you have the opportunity you can book a travel vacation now and going away now. seeing up to 50% off on hotels on truvago.com. miami, to naples, steamboat, as well. if you like to cruise, go to viking river cruises. they have two-for-one deals for cruises. >> is that because we're in shoulder season, between summer and winter? >> exactly. if you didn't have a chance to do a spring break trip, now is the time to get that last-minute deal. >> okay. let's talk about baby products. >> i'm pregnant for the first time ever. >> step aside here. you're hiding the good news, you look amazing. >> thank you so much. and i had no idea how many baby products a new mom needs. i'm thrilled about the deals. save $200 off of nursery seating. gliders to rockers and ottomans. if you're in the market for a
stroller, sales up to 20% off on select models, like the vis the and the cruise. this is a big deal. these strollers rarely go on sale. >> and people don't realize how much they need to invest in a good one of these because the less expensive ones often times break down. you're buying another one after that. >> exactly. and a couple of other deals for new moms. up to 40% off on gift sets. they're great for baby showers. and toddler essentials. cutlery, spoons, snack canisters. >> help me out with beauty products. >> everyone is going nuts for coconut. i love this duo from capari. this is an exfoliating scrub and a balm. but it's not just for women. i promise coconut oil is amazing for men. >> we have a theft problem. it's glued to the table. >> i wish you could try this.
coconut oil is hydrating. it doesn't have a scent. and my husband has been using this all winter long. >> spa week. >> spa week from the 17th to the 23rd p. a lot of your favorite spas is offering top deals for $50. one hour the massage for $50. clinique, up to $28 on lipsticks and other goods. a seven-piece gift set for free. and avon, the skin so soft bath oil is iconic. it's 40% off now. go to avon.com. >> i moved you too quickly. we moved on to car products. what are the deals? >> we had a rough winter. a rough march. your car is probably dirty. if that's the case, you can get up to 30% off on car cleaning supplies from turtle wax. and tires are on sale. >> okay. talk about this tool set. >> home improvement time. good time to get some tools.
up to 20% off on these tools from lowe's. wheel war bbarrows on sale. >> such good information. and it's good to have you hear. if you want more on the deals, go to our nbc 10 news starts now. >> it is just about 9:00 a.m. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. let's get right to first alert meteorologist, erica martine, with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. >> here's the deal. we talked about the chance of a sprinkle moving through. we're in that right now. the good news, everything should start to improve and clear. however, the winds are starting to pick up. that's a big story for this afternoon. west-northwesterly at 15 miles per hour, gusting up to 40 at
times. feels like temperatures in the 30s and 40s. bundle up. tracking a warmup for the weekend. let's get a check on the rhodes with first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington. >> we're watching some small delays here. everything is doing okay. delays are pretty much normal all across the board right now. watching our cameras here just around trooper road. the eastbound side. we always see delays on the eastbound side. not really on the westbound side. that's because eastbound, all that traffic is headed towards the schuylkill expressway. we know how that looks around this time. 14 minutes right now from 29 to the schuylkill. average speed there into the 30s. we're also watching for a crash out in the upper marion on decal pike, allen dale road. also 295 around creek road. we had an earlier crash on the southbound side. you can tell the difference between north and southbound side. no problems in both directions on 29 a. you're all clear on jersey roads and p.a. delaware looks good, as well. back to you. >> chester county, kenneth square closed after bacteria
found in the water system. school officials notified parents and staff. officials say there are no confirmed cases of legionnaires' disease. they are working with an environmental firm to clear out the bacteria. hours away from the phillies playing their home opener. get the action. our live pregame at 2:00. watch the phills take on the nats. another update in about 25 minutes. ♪
♪ this morning on "today's take," kicking off the weekend, ludacr ludacris, celebrity guest co-host. and dwayne johnson. and who wants a free cruise? i'll bet you do. the only way to win, tune in right now. [ cheers and applause ] >> from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a friday morning, april 7th, 2017. we're listening to "rest of my life" by ludacris, featuring usher and david wedda, in honor of today's co-host, luda.
>> you want us to call you luda. >> you can call me chris. >> i wondered about that before. i think we're meeting for the first time right now. it's been busy. >> we already family. this isn't my first time. >> i know. that's right. we are so thrilled you're here. given that you basically got about two hours of sleep. you did a concert last night in middle tennessee state. and another concert tonight? >> another concert tonight in pennsylvania. the work never stops. but, i wouldn't miss this for the world. that's what's most important. >> how are you doing this? >> i have no idea. it's just -- it's so important to be able to obviously come here single and everything. just want to give the world great entertainment. we want to flood positivity and good entertainment.
>> everybody is look forward to "the fate of the furious." new york premiere tomorrow night. >> absolutely. >> i saw the movie. and this scene is outrageous. look at this. >> yeah. >> phase two. >> phase two? you're going to keep that to yourself. >> follow my lead. >> drop it. >> bomb's away. >> split now. >> holy -- >> you're like the macgyver of this group. >> i love that. i love being the character just holding the whole team together and has surprises throughout the entire movie. you know what i mean? it make mischaracter so unique and i love it. >> is it as fun as it looks? absolutely. we have so much fun on set, it's almost a crime shoot.
>> and the banter, everything goes back and forth. it seems like it's fun. >> it is fun. we are like a true family. that's why the chemistry on-screen is so great. and just doing the movies, nobody expected it would come all the way to an tyrese and i started in two. and it's five, six, seven, eight. and it's the gift that keeps coming. humbled and that the fans just continue to support this franchise. the last one did $1.7 billion. >> you have your own pieces of it. when you sit back and get to actually watch the finished product, what is that like? >> it's surreal. a lot of it is green screen. when you see it come together, you see the hard work that universal and everybody has put in. and for one point, you have over three hours of movie and you
have to cobednendense it down. imagine what it would be like over three hours. >> the director's cut. >> people buy that. i talk to jason statham yesterday. and he hasn't seen the movie. >> he's out there getting checks right now. i have to do shows in middle tennessee and do shows all over the country to get the checks that jason's getting. >> you'll be doing all right. this opens up friday, april 14th, our sister company, universal. you were on the plaza earlier thismorning. you gave out tickets. >> that's a treat. and you have a new song out, "vitamin d." >> good bones and teeth. >> is that how the song goes? >> it is on all formats. there's a little double
entendre. >> we have a clean part of it. >> did we find a part? ♪ whatever she been with >> that's all we can hear. >> that's it. >> too early in the morning for this. got to get a little sleep. "vitamin d" get it right now. >> you're all juggling so many things. i was looking at the crowd at instagram. you have the concerts, the movies. do you have things spinning all the time? lyrics -- >> all the time, man. i'm humbled and gleszed ed tbl able to juggle so many duchb thi different things. shoutout to john singleton for putting me in "too fast and too furious." >> each one of you guys, you bring something to it. it's a team -- >> we do. and i think people worldwide, they all kind of identify with all the different characters. >> totally. >> that makes it so special. it's a multiethnic cast. and you see movies take our low and do the same thing.
follow our lead and do what we've been doing. >> people like seeing people who they look like. >> 100%. that's what they identify with. >> i wondered. all the time i have known you i never asked you, how did you get the name ludacris? >> the name ludacris is something i came up with. trying to be creative. my first name is chris. and a lot of the names are ridiculous. >> was kriss kringle? >> it was only so many christmas raps i could come up with. i got to come up with a different rap name. >> kriss kringle. that's funny. >> i never heard al laugh that hard before. i love that i'm able to entertainment. >> and your girls. >> they're adorable. three girls. kar karma, and acai. and cadence. 2 in june?
>> in may. >> they're like little models. they have the side bangs going on. >> a little something from instagram. >> here we go. >> what are you watching? this is daddy's chair. does anyone care? >> look at her. >> i mean, out there, you're ludacris. in there, you're just dad. >> 100%. out here, i can have a single called "vitamin d" for adults. that's ludacris. and at home, i'm just chris bridges. and it's all kids stuff at home. there you go. >> yeah. >> we were talking about this movie, though. incredible cast. you, dwayne johnson, vin diesel, michelle rodriguez, kurt russell, helen mirren and charlize theron.
what are we going to call? >> how about ludacris behavior. long and hard on that game. ready to answer these questions? >> i'm ready. >> here's the first one, which of your cast mates have the messiest trailer? >> the messiest trailer? that's a good question. probably, i'll give that to scott eastwood. he's -- >> really? >> he likes to party. party hard. he's a rock star. >> he can do whatever he wants. that's what i say. >> oh, wow. it's been a while since you've done that. >> i save it for when it's an honest exactly. i'm sure all of america would agree with me. >> which of your cast mates do you least want to arm wrestle? >> that would be dwayne johnson. >> the man downstairs right now? >> the man who would rip your arm off and beat your head with it. >> he's trained to do those kinds of things. >> best practical joke? >> tyrese is the jokester. the same way he is in the movie is the same way in person.
he loves joking all the time. all the time. >> wow. >> that's funny. that's why we have these games. he has the best smile. i can add that, too. moving on. >> you got a little crush on tyrese? >> right from scott eastwood -- >> do you remember -- remember that? the coke commercial? no? anybody remember -- thank you. there's one person. >> hey. >> seriously? >> i remember it. >> okay. >> it's good to plug coke right now. high-five. >> thank you, chris. coming up -- >> one of ludacris' co-stars, from "the fate of the furious" mr. dwayne johnson. he's on the phone talking to himself. he's going to be on "baywatch." so many projects in the work. announced "jungle cruise." announced "jungle cruise." he's calling you out. announced "jungle cruise." he's calling you out. i had a wonderful time tonight. me too! call me tomorrow?
i'm gonna send a vague text in a couple of days, that leaves you confused about my level of interest. i'll wait a full two days before responding. perfect! we're never gonna see each other again, will we? no-no. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back. 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double. ahyou the law? we've had some complaints of... is that a fire? there's your payoff, deputy. git! velveeta shells & cheese. there's gold in them thar shells. ♪ ♪ give extra. get extra. new pantene doesn't just wash i wiyour hair, it fuels it.gain.
making every strand stronger. so tangles don't stand a chance. because strong is beautiful. you need to eat this special. ♪ ♪ i love it start your day with crunchy whole-grain flakes... and real strawberries. special k. eat special. feel special. mastering the enchantment the lindt master chocolatier is stirring up our finest chocolate... and bringing back our dearest friend... the lindt gold bunny. make the magic of easter come alive. bring home the lindt gold bunny. save on kitchen essentials kohl's home sale like a farberware cookware set just $49.99 after $30 mail in rebate.
select kitchen aid electrics are $39.99 and a fiestaware 5 piece place setting is only $32.99. plus get kohl's cash too. kohl's. living healthy is a balancing act. that's why i love light & fit greek nonfat yogurt. each delicious cup contains 12 grams of protein and 80 calories. it's nutrition that fits my healthy life. light & fit. do what fits you. larger than life fairy tales? endless magic? a world beyond belief? stories that come alive? or faraway lands? how about experiencing them all... together. walt disney world resort. four theme parks. one world. endless magic. this summer experience each of the walt disney world resort theme parks with the 4 park magic ticket. enjoy 4 days for $79 per day. purchase by july 30,2017.
hollywood powerhouse and human brick wall, dwayne johnson, has wracked up more than $2 billion at the box office with his films. >> that's right. >> starts at $5 billion. >> oh, wow. >> since we started this, it's gone up to $5 billion. he's not slowing down. he's got several major projects in theaters, including all of our favorites, "the fate of the furious." and in the latest installment, lucas hobbs, finds himself pulling off the impossible. take a look. ♪ >> take the wheel. >> where are you going? this is crazy. >> speed up. left and back. >> what? >> time to [ bleep ] to the left really quickly.
>> yes. >> i mean -- >> exciting. >> when you read the script and it says, lucas moves a torpedo to take out -- >> redirect the torpedo. >> he lives for this stuff. >> i do. that's a fun part, right? luda will tell you this. in the franchise, we get an opportunity to do things -- here's reality. and we take it to this level, above reality and have fun. redirecting a torpedo with one hand. >> one hand. one hand. and i think it's the first time in cinematic history there is a submarine car chase. >> there is. you rely on us, yes, to do the impossible. >> i was asking chris, what's it like -- you have your piece of the pie, to sit back and watch when it's all finished, the way we'll see it? >> that's the best part. i can't speak for chris. i'm sure it feels the same way. really the best part is the fans. you know, this franchise is a challenge, right?
it's fun. but it's also a heavy-duty challenge because there's an 8 at the end of the title. chris has been in more than i have. but the challenge is, you have to make it better and try to make it bigger, cooler, raise the bar. it's a challenge. at the end of the day, to sit back and know that the fans are loving it, honestly, the best part. >> what's it like working with luda? >> he's the best. he knows this. i've known him for a long time. >> absolutely. >> on this set, our set can be crazy. it can be very intense. and there's a lot of individuals. there's a lot of egos. there's a lot of opinions, a lot of everything on this. everyone wants to make a great movie. luda comes in with a cool, calm sense and quality about him. and it's reflective in the movie. he's the one character who, amidst all of the craziness, he's focused on his job and delivering the technical -- >> jar gongon.
>> you all have so many different projects. i should mention, 20 minutes ago, they said -- >> "jungle cruise. ". >> you're in the next "jungle cruise" movie. >> based on the disney ride? >> based on the ride, yes. setting in the '20s. african queen and humphrey bogart, inspired by that."juman? >> yes. do we have a pose? >> terrified. >> here it is. >> stop. >> whoa. >> he was so scared. yes. that's a fake spider. we shot in hawaii. in the jungles of hawaii. it sounds crazy. but there's some massive centipedes. poisonous spiders. and i threw the spider on him. it was a good day. >> we would be remiss if we
didn't mention "baywatch." sheinelle is talking about the great visit. >> all was right with the world. >> you gave her a lift. >> he thought i would sprain my ankle. that is what it was. >> that's my jam. that's what i do. that's what i do with wonderful women. >> look at her. >> i was -- >> she was whispering, mouth-to-mouth. i was saying whoa, sheinelle. >> that was the long person to ask. >> he picked me up like i was a sheet of paper. >> you were very light. >> and you loved it. >> every moment of it, chris. >> that's how i -- >> going to call you that from now on, mouth-to-mouth. >> don't you call me that. dwayne, you are the best. fun to see you guys both here. >> see the movie at i mmax.
a theatrical experience. >> and on my ipod "you're welcome." >> "fate of the furious" hits theaters next friday. you have to do weather? >> i can't. >> it's cold somewhere. >> there it is. boom. he said it awll. >> quickly, your weekend outlook. starting with today. more wet weather in the pacific northwest. a lot of snowmaking its way into the northeast. temperatures warming up in the southwest, finally staying cool here in the northeast. by tuesday, we're going to see temperatures in the 70s in the northeast. 73 for the yankee home opener on monday. that's your latest weather. >> no teleprompter. that's imprszive. >> that's what he does. in his s good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist erica martine with your most accurate forecast. we are tracking weather for today for the phillies' home opener. and the good news is, it looks like we're going to see clouds.
gusty, temperatures topping out in the upper 40s. right now models are showing that it's going to be pretty much dry. a lot of that rain skirting the area, just missing us. by the weekend, plenty of sunshine in store. and i'm tracking 80s by monday. and tuesday, clouds develop. by wednesday, overall, a nice stretch for the weekend. and nice start to the following workweek. >> and that's your latest weather. up next, a european vacation for free. freebie friday. big giveaway for the crowd and you, as well. don't go anywhere. you'll miss your chance if you don't stay here, right after these messages. (avo) did you know two areas of your brain can make it hard to lose weight? contrave is an fda-approved weight-loss medicine that may help adults who are overweight or struggle with obesity lose weight and keep it off. contrave is believed to work on two areas of the brain: your hunger center... (woman) i'm so hungry. (avo) to reduce hunger. and your reward system... (woman) ice cream. french fries. (avo) to help control cravings. across three long-term studies, contrave patients lost
approximately 2-4x more weight than with diet and exercise alone. contrave is not for everyone. one ingredient in contrave may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teens, and young adults within the first few months. other serious side effects include seizures, increase in blood pressure or heart rate, liver damage, manic episodes, glaucoma and allergic reactions. do not take with opioids. reduce hunger, help control cravings. contrave. the #1 prescribed weight-loss brand. go to contrave.com. meet sam. ) he eats blue wilderness. it's protein-rich and grain-free. right now, save on large bags of blue wilderness dog food and get a free wild roll with purchase. and now, when you buy any bag of dog or cat food we give a meal to a pet in need. petsmart - for the love of pets. wecage-free eggs.ng and we care about amazing taste.
freebie friday? >> i was born for freebie friday. >> three lucky people will be getting river cruises for two along the river in france. we're paying for the airfare. >> i want to do this. i don't know if we should give it away. >> are you ready? let's do it. here's the thing, you realize there's some people who otherwise wouldn't get to go on a cruise. >> i want to go, too. >> you're giving somebody a life experience. this is something the people will remember for the rest of their lives. >> 100%. >> here we go. >> i'm going to let you choose first. >> pressure, pressure. good morning. oh, my goodness.
okay. good morning. our 40th wedding anniversary. how are you guys? what are your names? >> robbie -- >> where are you from? >> cleveland, tennessee. >> should chthey go on a carous? >> i think they should go on a cruise. >> who else are we going to? >> i feel pressure. um, um. hi. hi. birthday. birthday. >> 40th birthday. >> who is turning 40? >> both of us. >> you want to go on a cruise? >> yes. >> you're going. >> bam. >> we got one more. >> all you. >> what are we going to do? i can't do it. i can't. >> i'm going to let you choose. >> let's do a guy. do a man. >> a guy. what's your name? >> ohio. >> do you want to go on a
cruise? >> i do. >> would you really like to go on a cruise? >> i would love to. >> you're going. all right, al. what about our fans at home? >> glad you asked, sheinelle. you have a chance to win. we're sending a lucky viewer on a danube river cruise for two, november 22nd to november 29th. folks will go down the danube river. visit facebook.com/todaystake. and it would be nice if you like us, as well. what will oz pearlman do to blow our minds? jaw-dropping illusions, after your local news and weather. >> oh, yeah. ♪ as women, we need to take time to energize our bodies and clear our minds. that's what's so amazing about poise® impressa. it helps you stop bladder leaks, pad-free.
i love the fact that it has the three sizes. it isn't just one, because everybody's situation is different. it's so easy and it's so comfortable. giving you the confidence needed to get out there. it's amazing. i can wear this nice dress and i don't have to wear a pad now. it really works. goodbye pads. hello freedom. try impressa® today, and start living comfortably pad-free. try impressa® today, living healthy is a balancing act. that's why i love light & fit greek nonfat yogurt. each delicious cup contains 12 grams of protein and 80 calories. it's nutrition that fits my healthy life. light & fit. do what fits you.
[ cheers and applause ] nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 9:30. it is opening day for the home opener for the phillies. let's get to erica martine with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. erica. >> hi, vai. here's the deal. earlier we did see a passing sprinkle. now the good news, we're seeing it dry up. the big issue for today would be the increasing wind speeds and wind gusts and temperatures only topping out at 49 degrees. by the weekend, we climb into the upper 60s on sunday. and monday and tuesday, next week looks fantastic. pretty much in the 60s for the rest of the week. back to you. >> all right, thank you, erica. let's get a check on the roads with jessica boyington looking at the vine. >> normal delays right now through center city. the vine expressway around 24th street light we're watching
here. westbound, a little slow moving towards the schuylkill expressway. again, that's pretty normal for right now. watch for an accident on swedes ford road and market street. vai, back to you. >> jessica, thank you. a child kidnapped in new castle county is safe this morning. police continue to look for her abductor. witnesses saw the girl kidnapped in pike creek last night. she was found two hours later in a park. burks county, a bridge that connects reading and west reading will reopen today. 10:00 this morning. don't girth the phillies' home opener today on nbc 10. the show begins at 2:00 this afternoon. watch the phillies taking on the nationals at 3:05. i'm vai sikahema. another update in 25 minutes. and get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app.
now back to the "today" show. have a great day. see you at the top of the hour. grit. some have it, some don't. when the odds are stacked against you, you either hide or stand up. at strayer university we've seen it in our students for 125 years. and if you ever think of quitting, our success coaches will be there to pick you up and work with you every day to put you on the right path. it's time. strayer university. let's get it, america.
♪ okay. just a few weeks ago, right in the thick of march madness, mentalist oz pearlman made a cryptic prediction about the winner of this year's basketball championship. he had us sign a letter with a riddle on this letter here. >> that letter has been locked away since. now, we're about to find out if his prediction was a slam dunk. oz, good morning. >> did you rip it off yourself? >> i remember ripping off this corner. >> where is jerry? >> jerry? >> our trusted confidant. >> locked in the safe. and make sure -- >> we kept it from you. >> dylan's, as well. >> as a mentalist, you always
think what is under the surface. i want you to come around and see this. you remember who won this? north carolina, unc. you know the score? 7 71-65. look at this letter. it's what under the surface. it looks like some of this seems to be disappearing. gonzaga will lose to unc by a score of 65 to -- we need more butane. >> oh, no. >> to 71. >> come on. that's crazy. >> i don't have any words. >> you better believe i bet on that. keep that. ludacr ludacris. here's the thing. >> i'm not telling. >> that's ludacris. >> that is ludicrous.
>> what if i can predict you shooting a basketball right now. from -- i want to give a quick shoutout. he does a celebrity basketball tournament. and supports a lot of kids. giving back. we're going to see how many shots it takes you. al, you have a stopwatch. zero out. over here, you get a couple shots. how many shots it takes him to hit it. see it. go. how many shots does it take? did you start the clock? two. keep it going. >> almost. >> he flew all night. he is tired. >> keep it going. four. five. keep it going. we're on the clock. six. six, six. seven. seven. seven. >> this is all bad. >> eight. >> this is bad. >> he's getting there. eight. yes. nine. ninth shot. stop the clock. stop the clock. >> what did you do to that piece of paper that made me miss seven
times? >> it was nine shots. >> it was 29 seconds. is that correct? 29 seconds. you kept throwing and throwing. did you try to make it on your ninth shot? no chance. he would have wanted to make it sooner. if i knew that game, you better believe i knew that. i don't want to touch it. chris, open that up. >> ludacris will make it on shot number nine. >> wow. >> he jinxed me. >> 29 point what? >> 29.41. ? hold on to this. >> i don't want to. >> put my money where my mouth is. i mentioned your charity organization, correct? i'm putting you on the spot. think of one of the many thousands of kids you've helped out. one that stands out in your mind. how often do you throw this tournament? >> every year. >> and it helps thousands of kids, is that right? you made impacts on thousands of lives?
>> absolutely. >> he looked back and forth. you have one child in mind? correct? >> yes. >> is there any way i can look this up. i'm getting a janame. it starts with an "r" doesn't it? >> it does. >> think boy or girl. is it a girl? >> nope. >> okay. i get stuff wrong. let's see. and something with the "r" it's not ryan. riley? >> it's riley. >> wait. just so i can see i wrote this down. does he spell it with a y. r-y-l-e-y? >> absolutely. shoutout to ryley. >> and it's a new show called "that's ludacris." how long did it take him to shoot long? >> 29.41. >>ed ed iinside of here, zippe you can do it, sheinelle. don't take the metro card. that has 30 bucks. >> if it was unlimited, i would
take it. >> i took a photo of a stopwatch. and what was the time on it? can you tell us? >> oh, my goodness. >> 29.41. >> show them yours, too, al. >> is this happening? >> that is ludicrous. >> that is definitely ludicrous. >> that's my new tag line. >> cut to commercial. >> how crazy is that? >> that's crazy, man. he's got something going on. >> oz pearlman, thank you very much. coming up, academy award-winning star, jessica chastain back on the big screen, "the zoo keeper's wife." we're going to talk to jessica and her co-star after this. starting thursday at kohl's
get play proof kid's gear built for springtime fun like jumping beans dresses for only $12 $7 mix and match tops and bottoms and carter's sandals $19.99. you'll get kohl's cash too. play proof guarantee only at kohl's. don't let dust and allergens and life's beautiful moments. flonase allergy relief delivers more complete relief. flonase helps block 6 key inflammatory substances that cause all your symptoms, including nasal congestion and itchy, watery eyes. flonase is an allergy nasal spray that works even beyond the nose. so you can enjoy every beautiful moment to the fullest. flonase. 6>1 changes everything. america's number one mascara.
voluminous original iconic. bold. original. in classic black and now in blue. the original soft-bristle brush separates every lash. the creamy formula builds 5 times the volume. let people melt into your eyes. voluminous by l'oréal. let your lashes speak volumes. because you're worth it. from l'oréal paris discover italy's lighter side, at olive garden with new tastes of the mediterranean
recipes that put a fresh spin on traditional italian made with simple, wholesome ingredients inspired by italy's mediterranean coast. indulge in italy's lighter side at olive garden. meet sam. ) he eats blue wilderness. it's protein-rich and grain-free. right now, save on large bags of blue wilderness dog food and get a free wild roll with purchase. and now, when you buy any bag of dog or cat food we give a meal to a pet in need. petsmart - for the love of pets. creamy, crunchy, chocolatey, hershey's. packed with cookies or almond pieces. hershey's has the taste you love in every bite. so this year, they're getting a whole lot more. box 365, the calendar. everyone knows my paperless, safe driver, and multi-car discounts, but they're about to see a whole new side of me. heck, i can get you over $600 in savings.
chop, chop. do i look like i've been hurt before? because i've been hurt before. um, actually your session is up. hang on. i call this next one "junior year abroad." um, actually your session is up. mom doesn't know we have him. it's something about responsibility. but she's got the nose of a blood hound. we have to be super duper careful. so we're using fresh step with the power of febreze. it's designed to trap and eliminate odors for 10 days guaranteed. victory is ours, mr. kitty! fresh step with the power of febreze. and for a tropical freshness, try new hawaiian aloha.
in the movie, "the zookeeper's wife" jessica test antonina zab zabinski, plays a woman who hides people in the zoo. >> shira haass plays urszula, one of the people she is hiding. >> you can never tell who your enemies are. or who to trust. maybe that's why i love animals so much. you look in their eyes.
and you know exactly what is in their hearts. >> jessica, shira, good morning. >> good morning. >> where is the bunny? >> i know. >> this is such an amazing story. and it's based on a true story. had either one of you heard about this before? >> no. i mean, i'm embarrassed to know i didn't know the story. >> lots of people in israel are familiar with that. i didn't know that. >> she saved hundreds of people's lives during world war ii by hiding them in her zoo. and by israel, she was made righteous. >> you're 21 years old, starring in a film alongside jessica chastain. what was it like working with jessica and this experience? general? >> it was amazing. the script, i read it in an hour. i couldn't stop. and this character was really close to my heart. and i really fell in love with it. above all, i got a chance to work with the amazing jessica,
really. unbelievable, incredible, on and off screen. >> okay. >> i can't stop. >> she brings you out of your shell. she sees you -- you know, your husband in the movie, hides you in the car. and they take you there. you hide underneath her house. and with animals, she brings you out a little bit. you start to talk and open up. >> i think what's beautiful in antonina, she's good with animals, more than people. and urszula lost her humanity. she knows how to approach her. not to get too close to her. but reassuring she's there. >> jessica, in real life, do you have a bond with animals? the producers said you were a little dr. doolittle. >> she's a magician. >> i love animals. maybe i'll get hurt. when i see an animal on the street, no matter what it is, i'm like, let me help you. >> you won't get hurt. good energy. good energy. they always translates to
animals. >> okay, good. >> you'll be okay. >> how did you unwind after the heavy scenes? it deals with a heavy topic. was there levity or time to let go? >> we were dancing. >> yes. >> it was a great night. >> we shot in prague. and we went to a crazy disco. >> it was like seven floors. >> every floor was a different style of music. >> ooh. >> nice. >> it was fun. >> that sounds like something we could do here. >> we will have to work with this. jessica and shira. this is your first american television show. "the zookeeper's wife" in theaters now. you got to pound with ludacris. look at that. dreams do come true. yes. let's get your weekend outlook. show you what we got going on. for tomorrow, windi lwintry mixu make your way out west. the gulf coast, drying out. a little leftover snow in
new england. sunday, sunday, we're looking at warming temperatures along the eastern seaboard. more severe storms. and look for wet weather making its way through the western good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist erica martine with your most accurate forecast. we are tracking weather for today for the phillies' home opener. and the good news is, it looks like we're going to see clouds. it's it's going to be gusty. temperatures in the upper 40s. right now models are showing that it's going to be pretty much dry. a lot of that rain skirting the area, just missing us. by the weekend, plenty of sunshine in store, and i'm tracking 80s by monday. and tuesday, clouds develop by wednesday. 80s by the weekend and a nice stretch into the following workweek. the latest food food mashup that's taking the food internet by storm. spaghetti doughnuts. created by pop pasta.
5 bucks each at smorgasbord in brooklyn. >> i will always be honest. this is good. it's not bad. it tastes like spaghetti. >> rolled up. >> in your fridge. just ahead, rainy day fashion for the april showers. >> this is really good. >> this is really good. >> eating everyday life brings challenges; big and small. but when i feel my best, i am my best. and it all starts with a healthy routine. that's why i'm taking the activia probiotic two week challenge and enjoying activia yogurt twice a day. activia with billions of its exclusive probiotic helps take care of what's inside so you can focus on being your best no matter what you do. take the activia probiotic two week challenge with me. it works or it's free. larger than life fairy tales? two weeendless magic?th me. a world beyond belief?
stories that come alive? or faraway lands? how about experiencing them all... together. walt disney world resort. four theme parks. one world. endless magic. this summer experience each of the walt disney world resort theme parks with the 4 park magic ticket. enjoy 4 days for $79 per day. purchase by july 30,2017. i lost my sight when i was 14 years old. so i really navigate the world by touch. when dove asked me to try out this body wash... i was excited that it was foam. it was so light and soft... not sticky. it's light. it's different. it's foam. red line, 20 minute delay. oh, no. (rhythmic clatter) can't get a signal? so annoying, right? yeah, and i'm late for a job interview. hey, man, can you just nix it, just for like two seconds? thank you. you need verizon. they have the largest, most reliable 4g lte network in america. it's made to work in places like this. with verizon unlimited, we could video chat the interview in hd right here. okay. hey, man, i'll cue you.
(vo) when it really, really matters, you need the best network and the best unlimited. just $45 per line for four lines. i'm a people person. (drumming resumes) my doctor says i havey, what's skittles pox. are they contagious? i don't think so. contract the rainbow! taste the rainbow! you need to eat this special. ♪ ♪ i love it start your day with crunchy whole-grain flakes... and real strawberries. special k. eat special. feel special. ito become dangerous.d for an everyday item new tide pods child guard pack. helps keep your laundry pacs safe and your child safer. align, press and unzip. (singsong) budget meeting. sweet. if you compare last quarter... it's no wonder everything seems a little better
test test test test test test test test test test test test test ♪ ♪ the issues we care about can weigh on us. so lift the weight of caring, by doing. visit state farm's neighborhoodofgood.com to volunteer in your community. nice shoes. >> the month of april is known for its soaking downpours. you need to be prepared before you head out the door. >> here with fashion accessories to keep your clothes from turning into a soggy mess, it's
loribu bergamotto. >> we're talking fashion and function. first, are we going to hear the weather first? >> why don't we bring in al roker. he will give us our first forecast. and we talk about what we're wearing. >> light sprinkles. like washington, d.c. today, it will be breezy, about 53. what should we wear? >> breezy and 53. >> if you're in washington, d.c., you can dress like our model, brittany, here. she is in a utility jacket from forever 21. under $25. and carrying this great bag. this bag, it's really unique. i'm going to show you in the demo, how this is a water-resistant bag. i'm going to dump it right you. it's like a raincoat for your bag. >> you had your cell phone in there. >> it does protect everything. and brittany has this umbrella. it comes with a lifetime guarantee. it's seven inches. >> quickly, talk to me about his
umbrella. >> i want to talk about this one. this is the reverse smart umbrella. the water goes away from you. i want to tell you one other thing, look at the commuter trousers. the water repels, even by bike. >> al, quickly? >> cloudy in new york city. by the afternoon, 51 degrees. beginning of the day is okay. >> okay. we are new yorkers. and nothing is more new york than walking your dog in the rain. ludacris, if you hand me the spray bottle, please, i'm going to show you amazing her white shirt is. can you see how this is just repelling the water. this is elizabeth and clark, $40. no wet t-shirt contests here. >> hey. too early in the morning for that. >> the trench coat here from the gap. and these are rain sneakers. of course, her adorable dog,
moxie, how cute is her in her dog trench coat. >> i love it. thank you so much. we have a toddler forecast, al. >> increasing chance of meltdown. then, moderate rain tonight in san francisco. 63 degrees. >> okay. hi, lady. >> okay. so, if you're in san francisco, we have debbie here, the mom, in her jewels raincoat. we love that it's nice and boxy. totally water resistant. and look at the cool kohl's bootees. these are chic. and this blunt metro umbrella. no pointy spokes. >> i have a broken umbrella. >> can i tell you how cute the rain boots are. maya is not in her rain boots. or carrying her pig umbrella. but really sk lly cute.
>> don't worry. that's the way it works. >> heavy rain. strong winds in seattle, 56. >> if you're in seattle, you need some good rain gear. we start over here with jen in her jacket. fashionable but functional. the crocs rain boots are amazing. and her husband has a lot going on in the men's water-proof jacket. >> are we done? >> we're done. >> we'll be back in a moment. first, this is "today" onbc. this i ns
cheaper and easier to get. i was a full blown heroin addict, selling my soul to get high. when i realized i needed help i didn't know where to go. but i got help and you can too. you're not alone. help is within reach. call 844 reach nj or visit reachnj.gov. the road to recovery starts now. nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 10:00. a little cool and a little overcast out there, as well. let's get right to first alert meteorologist erica martine with our accurate neighborhood forecast. >> we are seeing clouds stick around. we're talking about that. in fact, a couple passing sprinkles. the big story for the phillies' home opener is the wind. at 11:00, we'll talk about the feels-like temperatures. right now we are seeing the threat of increasing wind gusts up to 40, 45 miles per hour with sustained wind speeds between 50
and 55. it's all about the feels-like temperatures. be sure to bundle up. let's check in on traffic with first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington. >> we're watching 295 right now. nothing major. but we are seeing delays right now because of a crash out on 295's northbound side. approaching route 70. these are our cameras around 561 picking up the delay shot. you can see traffic is crawling right now. just a few moments ago it still was moving. i think they're probably getting the accident scene over on to the shoulder right now. that's why you're seeing some of the delays towards trenton. you can take the new jersey turnpike as your alternate. here's the schuylkill expressway, gerard avenue. no major problems. everything looking normal. eastbound from the blue route to the vine. philadelphia police looking for two robbers who shot a victim in the back. they held up two men at fourth and wyoming shortly after the men got off a bus and went to an atm. investigators say the robbers got $250 from one victim but shot the other victim when he
tried to make a run for it. i'm vai sikahema. another update in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. now back to the "today" show. see you at the bottom of the hour. dear fellow citizen, i know what it's like to worry about student loan debt. i graduated into it. it was keeping me from doing the things i love, like traveling to see my nephews. but i knew there had to be a way to manage it. citizens bank education refinance loan. call... or visit citizensbank.com/refi to find out how much you could save in less than two minutes.
i refinanced more than 6 federal and private loans. even if you've already consolidated, you can still refinance your undergrad and grad loans. now that i'm saving, i can visit my nephews. and i can help you with your student debt, so you can do whatever's important to you. if you have a question about whether refinancing is right for you, ask me. sincerely, robert kennedy, fellow grad and fellow citizen. citizens bank education refinance loan. call... to see how much you could save now.
. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. it's try day friday. april 7th. my dear friend regis is in for hoda momma who is still on maternity leave. it's a very special day. it it's my ninth anniversary. >> nine years. >> we're going to take a look back at all the fun we had and with any luck we'll be hearing from the momma herself. reg, you like to wear a