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good morning. shifting stories. in an exclusive interview with nbc news, president trump offers his new account on the decision to fire james comey, saying he had been planning the move for a while. >> i was going to fire regardless of recommendation. >> contradicting counts from the white house, including the vice president himself. and trump asked for a pledge of loyalty from comey during a dinner in the early days of his administration. and more of that exclusive interview with the president. dangerous and ongoing. powerful storms that caused widespread damage in oklahoma, taking aim at the south today. as millions of people
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mid-atlantic to massachusetts, brace for a nor'easter. and leave me be. steve harvey defends the controversial letter he sent to staffers, warning them not to approach him on the set of his talk show. >> i just didn't want to be in this prison anymore. >> why he is saying he has nothing to apologize for. today, friday, may 12th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. busy friday morning. talking a lot of politics today. >> lester holt sitting town with the president at a key moment in his presidency. >> it is our top story, lester's exclusive interview with the president. we're going to have new portions of it. all this raising questions about the firing of fbi director james co
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now saying comes in direct contrast to what we've been hearing from the white house during the week. >> and during that interview, president trump said he had dinner with comey and comey told him he wasn't under investigation. now, people close to the former fbi director are telling a different story about all that. according to a "new york times" report, that's been confirmed by nbc news, during the dinner, comey was asked multiple times he would be loyal to the president. but comey says he only promised honesty. >> and the public is weighing in on comey's firing in a survey monkey poll. 51% say the firing was not appropriate. 55% said it makes them less confident that the russia investigation will be conducted fairly. let's bring in lester holt. >> reporter: in the midst of the growing fallout, president trump made several headlines in our one-on-one,
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first time, his reasons for f e firing fbi director comey, who was leading an investigation into the trump campaign's possible ties to russia. the president made eyebrow-raising statements that comey told him on three separate occasions he wasn't under investigation. the president came out swinging with harsh words for the country's former top cop. >> look, he's a showboat. he's a grandstander. the fbi has been in turmoil. you know that. i know that. everybody knows that. you take a look at the fbi a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil. less than a year ago. it hadn't recovered from that. >> monday, you met with the deputy attorney general, rob rosenste rosenstein. did you ask for a recommendation? >> what i did was i was going to fire comey. my decision. >> reporter: you had made the decision before they came in the room. >> i was going to fire comey. there's no good time to do it, by the way
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said i accepted their recommendation. you had made the decision. >> i was going to fire regardless of recommendation. he made a recommendation. highly respected. very good guy. very smart guy. the democrats like him. the republicans like him. he made a recommendation. but regardless of recommendation, i was going to fire comey, knowing there was no good time to do it. and in fact, when i decided to just do it, i said to myself, i said, you know, this russia thing, with trump and russia, is a made-up story. it's an excuse by the democrats because they lost the election. and the reason they should have wob it was the electoral college is impossible for a republican to win. f everybody was thinking they should have won the election. this was an excuse for having lost the election. >> reporter: are you angry with mr. comey because of the russia
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>> i want somebody that's competent. i am a big fan of the fbi. as far as i'm concern, i want that thing to be done properly. >> reporter: let me ask you about your termination letter to mr. comey. you write, i greatly appreciate you informing me on three separate occasions that i'm not under investigation. why did you put that in there? >> he told me that. >> reporter: was it in a phone call? was it face-to-face? >> i had dinner with him. we had a dinner. >> reporter: he asked for the dinner? >> the dinner was arranged. i think he asked for the dinner. and he wanted to stay on as the fbi head. and i said, i'll consider it. we'll see what happens. but we had a very nice dinner. and at that time, he told me, you are not under investigation, which i knew anyway. >> reporter: that was one meeting. what was the other two? >> when you're under investigation, you're giving documents and everything. i knew i wasn't under. and i heard it was stated at the mm
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level that i wasn't. >> reporter: that didn't come directly from him? >> during the phone call he said it. and during another phone call he said it. he said it once at dinner and twice during phone calls. >> reporter: did you call him? >> one case i called him and one case he called me. >> reporter: did you ask him under investigation? >> i asked him, yes. if it's possible, will you let me know, am i under investigation? he said, you are not under investigation. >> reporter: but he has given sworn testimony there's an ongoing investigation in a possible collusion of russian government. you were the centerpiece of the trump campaign. >> i know i'm not ernl investigation. i'm not talking about campaigns or anything else. i'm not under investigation. >> reporter: did you ask him to drop the investigation? >> no, never. >> reporter: did anyone at the white house -- >> i want the investigation speet e speeded up.
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to drop the investigation? any surrogates? >> not that i know of. >> reporter: a lot of people will find it hard to believe that it's a total hoax, a taxpayer charade. >> this was set up by the democrats, lester. a way, an excuse for them losing. there's no collusion. everybody has said, and i think you will admit that, there's no collusion between me and my campaign and the russians. the other thing is, the russians did not affect the vote. and everybody seems to think that. if russia or anybody else is trying to interfere with our elections, i think it's a horrible thing and i want to get to the bottom of it. and i want to make sure it will never happen. >> reporter: a senate intelligence committee wants information about your fninance, your business' finance. can you tell
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your family, anybody has accepted investments from russia individuals or ibs tunstitution? >> i just sent a letter to lindsey graham, to one of the highest rated law firm. i have no investments in russia, none whatsoever. i don't have property in russia. a lot of people thought i owned office buildings in moscow the i don't have property in russia. and i'm in very -- i'm in total compliance in every way. i have to tell you, i file documents, hundreds of pages of worth of documents with the federal elections entrepreneur. everybody's seen them. i built a great company. but i'm not in involved with russia. i've had dealings over the years where i sold a house to a very wealthy russian many years ago. i had the miss universe pageant, which i owned for quite a while.
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i had it in moscow a long time ago. but other than that, i had nothing to do with russia. >> i don't know where to start. i think one of the headlines, if you're someone involved in the fbi investigation of possible collusion between trump and russia, you feel the president fully supports what we're doing. he no longer thinks it's a fraud and charade. >> that was important he said that. maybe if that was said in a more explicit way, we wouldn't be where we are right now. >> there's a shot of you when you first walk in. and it seems like the president handed you a piece of paper. what was that paper? >> this was the paper. it's five pages of quotes of democrats who have been critical of comey. a few calling for his resignation, a few calling for his firing. being critical. there were about 20 quotes on here. and it makes a fair point that a lot of democrats were not happy with comey, either. >> unhappy with h
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later. >> but part of the reason why the white house thought, this might not be so controversial. >> i got the sense, a lot of people got the sense, they didn't see this blowback coming. this would be something that would be more universally applauded. >> lester, thank you. you're going to be back in our next half hour, with more from the president, including if he feels his legitimacy as commander in chief is coming under attack. as you might expect, reaction to the president's comments on james comey has been swift on capitol hill. the fbi's acting director came to the defense of his former boss, comey. peter alexander is at the white house with more on it. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. president trump flatly contradicting his aides and his vice president's assessment that russia had nothing to do with his decision, saying he was thinking, quote, this russia thing with trump and russia, is a made-up story, when he decided to fire james comey. that extended interview
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lester revealing a series of inconsistencies in what the white house has for days been saying publicly. this morning, pushing back at the president, leaving lawmakers defending ousted director james comey, after mr. trump labeled him a grandstander and a showboat. >> i thought him to be upright, straightforward, individuals i've had a chance to work with. >> i'm offended at the president's comments. >> reporter: on comey's dismissal, president trump offering a new version of events. >> i was going to fire regardless of recommendation. >> reporter: contradicting top aides and the vice president. the president acted on the clear recommendations of the deputy attorney general, rob rosenst n rosenstein, and attorney general, jeff sessions. >> that was a d.o.j. session. >> reporter: the next day -- >> he made a decision based on that. >> reporter: vice president pence punctuating the point. >> president trump made the right decision at the right time, to
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recommendation of the deputy attorney general. >> reporter: the white house spokeswoman saying, quote, the back and forth doesn't make a difference. >> this shouldn't be a complicated process. the president knew that director comey was not up to the task. >> reporter: stepping into that role and into the spotlight, acting fbi director andrew mccabe, rebutting this white house claim from wednesday. >> the rank and file of the fbi had lost confidence in their director. >> director will comey enjoyed broad support within the fbi and still does to this day. >> reporter: mccabe also disagreeing with the president's assessment earlier this week that the russia investigation is a total hoax and a taxpayer funded charade. >> we consider it to be a highly significant investigation. >> reporter: an investigation that hasn't been impeded and won't be. >> simply put, sir, you cannot stop the men and women of the fbi from doing the right thing. >> reporter: as for the president's telling nbc news that comey told him three times he was not under investigation -- >> i will
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or not the director and the president of the united states had that conversation. >> reporter: also this morning, back live at the white house, another embarrassing headline here after the white house was forced to admit it was duped into allowing a russian state media photographer into the oval office by claiming he was the russian foreign minister's official photographer. the white house saying there was no immediate plan to release the images. these images, caught them offguard when the photos posted online after that meeting. the white house did not release its own photos until yesterday. and they dismiss any concerns of a security threat of that photographer being in the oval office. we heard president trump talk about his dinner at the white house with director comey. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams joins us now. pete, let's set the scene there. it's january. we know the fib is investigating possible links or collusion between trump associates and the russians. should that dinner have taken place? >> well, during t
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matt, the president said twice, that comey asked for the dinner. but several people who know comey say, they heard from him shortly after the dinner that he was asked to come to the white house and did so reluctantly without telling people at the fbi about it. they confirm a "new york times" account, recalling that comey told them that during the dinner mr. trump asked him a couple of times if he would be loyal to the president. and comey said he couldn't promise that but he would always be honest. the white house says that version of events of what happened is not accurate. that the president would not say that he expected personal loyalty. >> pete, the president told lester holt that during this dinner, he asked director will comey, am i personally under investigation? so, put on your legal beagle hat. is there anything improper, illegal, unethical about that question, from the president to an fbi director? >> i've asked several former prosecutors about this. they say it wasn't illegal for the president to ask the question.
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considered an attempt to interfere with a federal investigation. they said it's unwise to ask a question like that, partly because of the way it could be perceived if it became public. and some of the former prosecutors say they thought mr. comey should have said that he couldn't answer it, savannah. >> all right. pete, thank you very much. let's bring in our experts. chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press" and nicolle wallace. >> good morning. >> this is a president that believes he is his best spokesperson. and the question to be answered, if the goal was to convince people because i fired jim comey for good reason, not related to the russia investigation, how did he do? >> he did pretty poorly. he should have done it three months ago, when there would have been more running room to do that. more of an expectation at the start of the administration, at a time like that. but what really made this,
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think, a bungling attempt of keystone kop-like, the fact that the staff seems to be playing catchup. we in the media seem to have the timeline better and more accurately than the white house staff themselves. and the fact that you have that disconnect, adds to this chaotic nature of what apparently was a decision that was made somewhat hastily in the last week. and based on the fact that the president's not happy with the fact that every time he saw comey on tv, he wasn't talking about hillary's e-mails. he was talking about the russian investigation. >> if a president comes out and contradicts what his staff has been saying, and by the way, what he said earlier and what the vice president said, you're playing damage control the next day and we're not getting that sense today. >> i cannot overstate how extraordinary it is. i worked in a white house that was far from perfect. but i never was asked toou
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by a president who went out and contradicted me. neither was the vice president of the united states. neither was the senior adviser. what the president does over and over again, is create a reality that is completely detached from the reality that he believed in hours before. and he sent his entire team -- and no one is immune, from his, you know whatever he believes to be true in the moment. not his vice president. we have a vice president, a senior staffer in kellyanne conway, an entire press office with zero credibility. that white house podium used to mean something. now, they send them out to say whatever. >> let me ask you about vice president pence. this is two times he's been out on a limb, taking up the cause of the administration, giving the talking points, only to find out they're in error. he went out there and stuck his neck out and said, comey was fired because the department of justice said so. and the president told lester, no, he was fired because i wanted to fire him. i mean, what's the vice president thinking right
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>> look, you're absolutely right. especially on the issue of russia, first mike flynn, now this. the vice president has done his duty, stood by the president, showed his loyalty in public and was the good soldier. in the first 24 hours since right now, to many people, he's the most credible face of the administration. he's gone out there and used his credibility. and now, it's eroded away. i actually have talked to some people that are close to the vice president. and they're very concerned that he's being used this way. and they hope at some point he finally says, you know what, mr. president? i will do everything on health care. i'll stand up for you on immigrati immigration. i'll stand up for you on policy. don't ask me to spin on russia anymore because it is ruining my own credibility, which then, of course, hurts the administration. >> all right. nicolle and chuck, thank you. chuck will have more on this on sunday on "meet the press." all right. let's get to some weather now. al is
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are going to affect a lot of people in this country. >> that's right. especially along the eastern seaboard. but let's take a look and show you what happened in the midwest. and in fact, this is the same system that is
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. good morning, everybody. a lot of rain, just down to our south. and that rain will be coming our way later on today. you may want to have the umbrella. no rain just yet. heavier rain for the late part of
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temperature wise, we're in the low-to-mid-50. we have 100% rain for your friday night and saturday morning. rain should taper back to showers tomorrow afternoon. no sunshine today or tomorrow t. next time we see the sun fortunately comes on mother's day. latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. coming up, the president taking direct aim at stephen colbert. what he's saying about the late-night host and his vulgar comments. and now colbert is responding. a new warning to uber and lyft users. what you need to know about fake drivers. first, this is "today" on c. nb
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employees. check out the university response to these allegations. now, let's check your commute on your first alert traffic. >> good morning, inbound 66, we are still quite slow. it looks like the crashes are on the shoulder him still hard to recover after that earlier delay. we move out the beltway is okay at this point this morning. outbound 4 all lanes blocked again because of wires down, southbound 95 after prince william parkway, that left lane is blocked southbound. >> we will take a quick break, your forecast is next. stay with us.
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for your friday evening, rain likely for tomorrow morning, especially. mother's day the sunshine comes back with highs in the 70s. >> another local news update in 25 minutes. >> for now, black to the "today" show after a short break. you'busted tail.rd. and impressed the boss. maybe, it's time to be your own.
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a week from today, next friday. something for everyone next week, musically here on "today." >> cannot wait. let's get a check of the morning headlines. we're learning about more about damage to a plane in the air force one fleet. and it could have created a safety hazard if it went undetected. the air force said it happened last year. boeing mechanics used contaminated parts. any tools or used for that system have to be cleaned in a specific way because residue can react with oxygen and can cause a fire. boeing said another mechanic noticed something wasn't right and raised the red flag. and the company says it has paid $4 million in repairs and notified the air force. powerful storms that caused damage in oklahoma on thursday are pushing into the southeast today. storms are expected from louisiana to north carolina. there's a possibility of damaging winds, large hail
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san bernadino, california, on thursday, and you saw this. that is jack. he's a 1,200-pound horse, soaring over a highway. a rescue helicopter had to give him a lift after he and his rider slipped down the side of a steep hill and they couldn't climb out. the horse was sedated and bl blindfolded before his sky ride. and horse and rider are doing just fine. wow. >> a bird, a plane. let's go back to lester holt. he had the interview with president trump. and in our last half hour, we heard from the president about his decision to fire fbi director james comey. lester, that was just one part of the conversation. you have more. >> that's right. two weeks ago, the president marked his 100th day in office. and he recently made an interesting remark about his job in commander in chief, that we wanted to ask him about. something struck me. you in a rose
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celebrating the pass of the health care repiece and replacement. and you looked around and you said, how am i doing? i'm president. >> i'm president, can you believe it, right? >> reporter: and i wanted to be in your head at that moment. do you have moments when you think, how did i get here? >> i think everybody does. when you become president it's very special. when you're in the house, it's very special. and i had all of my republican friends, who have been in politics all their lives. they've done a great job. we had congressmen and senators, et cetera. and i look ed around and said, sorry, folks, can you believe it's me? and anybody that becomes president of the united states has to say, that's really amazing. it's an incredible -- >> reporter: do you feel like you're fighting for your legitimacy sometimes? like your legitimacy is under attack? >> well, we have a very divided country. the republicans are very much behind me
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health care. obamacare is dead. it's a disaster. a complete disaster. >> i don't know. it struck me when he said that in the rose garden. he's still going through a pinch me moment. you know, that he's there. >> a lot of people are. there's no question, lester. thank you. appreciate that. one of the people who questioned his legitimacy is stephen colbert, the late-night host. he has been accused of making crude comments about the president. >> in an interview, the president takes colbert on directly. you see a no-talent guy like colbert. there's nothing funny about what he says. it's filthy. >> the president went on to claim the ratings success. and last night on his show, stephen colbert responded. >> the president of the united states has personally come after me and my show. and there's only one thing to say.
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i've been trying for a year to get you to say my name. you're not wrong. i will give this to the man. you're not wrong. i do occasionally use adult language. and i do it in public, instead of in the privacy of an "access hollywood" bus. >> colbert kept encouraging the president to keep targeting him. >> we'll have more of the interview that lester did in the next half hour. in the meantime, let's get a check of the weather and a rainy weekend coming our way. >> it is. but the good zblrnlgs. tampa, temperatures in the '80s, dallas, near 90 by sunday. phoenix is looking pretty good. next week, it stays cool in the pacific northwest. the country is still warm and
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by wednesday, new york city and boston getting into the upper 70s to low '80s. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good friday morning. temperatures right now around 53 degrees in the district. we have the clouds with us. but no showers right now. the sprinkles and very light rain down around fredericksburg and further south. we do have south and west moving in our direction for this evening. as we go into saturday. here's future weather. the rain moves in by 8:00 p.m.. temperatures upper 50s today and tomorrow, tomorrow morning, especially the rain. clearing in time for mother's day. >> that's your latest weather. a. hoda? >> al, thanks a lot. just ahead, why steve harvey says he is not apologizing for his controversial letter to staffers, asking for less ambushing and more privacy. first, a word of caution for anyone who uses ride sharing apps. >> good morning. i'm jeff rossen. coming up,
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interview. jeff rossen has more on that. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. important warning here. if you use uber, chances are you've done it. some car pulls up and you just get in. it looks like an uber. the driver says he's from uber and is there to pick you up. now, police say dangerous predators are posing as uber drivers. and once you get in, they drive off and attack you. new cases popping up across the country. this morning, it has happened again. and the victim is sharing her story with us, to help protect you. it was past midnight in los angeles. carla says she was at this nightclub and wanted to leave. so, she ordered an uber. >> waiting for an uber outside of a club, where there's tons of cars, tons of people. i'm out, looking for a car. you want to go home. it's the end of the night. you're tired. i just saw a car out on the street that looked like an uber. the way he was out there, just waiting. and then, i got in the backseat. he asked me for
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and then, i fell asleep. >> reporter: seemed legit. >> yeah. >> reporter: but it wasn't really your uber. >> no. it was not my uber. >> reporter: the driver, an alleged uber imposter. parked outside the club, waiting for a woman to get in. >> i literally woke up to him in the backseat with me. and he's just banging my head against the seat. and just a very confusing thing. you're instinct is to say stop. get off me. like, you're fighting. and you're -- you know. and you realize, wow, this is not changing anything. he's still overpowering me. well, what's next? >> reporter: and he sexually assaulted you. >> yes. >> for hours. >> for three hours, yeah. >> reporter: police releasing this sketch of the suspect. desperate to catch him before he strikes again. and it turns out, the fake drivers are striking coast-to-coast
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trick you. rhode island, connecticut, ohio and louisiana. in illinois, police say this man posed as an uber driver, now charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting two different women he picked up. >> was able to get the victims to come into his car, under the guise that he was the assigned driver. >> reporter: in georgia, police releasing this sketch of a man, accused of doing the same thing. and in texas, this suspect accused of posing as a lyft driver and killing a passenger. so, how do you avoid becoming a victim? both uber and lyft have great tips to help you out. when you order a car from either of the companies, right here on the app, it tells you information about the driver and the car. tells you the make and model of the car, gives you a picture of the driver and gives you the license plate. you want to confirm all that before getting in. safety experts say you should go an additional step. and just take a photo of the license plate. that way, if it
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you actually got into if something happens. here's another great tip. and it's a mistake so many of us make, including me. when my ubers come, i just jump right in. and i say, here for jeff? here for jeff? and they say, yeah. if it is a bad guy, you just gave him the answer to the secret question. so, let's rewind. and here's what you want to do. don't get into the car. walk up to the car, open the door up, lean in and say, who are you here for? that way, they have to say your name. if they give you your name back, you know you're in the right place. uber and lyft, telling nbc news, they are committed to getting fake drivers off the streets. now, carla is issuing her own warning. that what happened to her can easily happen to you. why speak out about this? >> because we need to find him. this guy could be out there. he could be doing this to somebody else. he needs to be caught. and there's so many women that has so much shame, they need to realize this is not tir
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about it. otherwise, i feel like we're suppressing ourselves and allowing this to continue. >> she is brave to speak out about her story. here's another tip. when you order an uber on a lyft, when you start your trip, there's a button on the app to share your ride with friends. they're able to track you in real tv time, your exact location, what time you're supposed to get there. if you don't arrive on time, they know there's a problem and can try to call you. >> that's for an legit uber ride. that little tip of not saying your name but asking for your name is important. >> thank you, jeff. coming up, a wedding proposal mixup that has the internet buzzing. carson has that story from the what do you got?ing up right restrained driver in a motor vehicle. sir, can you hear me? two, three. just hold the bag. we need a portable x-ray, please! [ nurse ] i'm a nurse. i believe in the power of science and medicine.
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their engagement instead. he didn't want this to be a waste of a good shoot. he put out on facebook, please share this. i goofed. the person who contacted me goofed. but whatever thoever this coupl might want these photos. a few hours later, david lay and jenny phan came across their special moment. there's peters, the photographer. david writes in, hi, jacob. i can't believe what i'm seeing. jenny adds, thank you for the photos. your willingness to find us to share our special moment with us is icing on the cake. for those of you worried about the original couple, they owned up to their error for being late. and told the photographer, of course, there's no hard feelings. worked out for everybody, guys. >> i'm sure they can redo the shot. wow. that's incredible. >> which one of them
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>> you know what that means for the future of this relationship. >> marriage is never going to bed angry. carson, thank you. still to come, we've had fun this week surprising some really deserving moms for mother's day. trust us. we've saved the best one for last this morning. you'll get that after your local news. ♪ 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.
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it's not too big. not too small. it looks like it could go off-roading. but at the same time, it looks like a car you could take to a nice event. you can dress it up or dress it down. this part's awesome. the all-new equinox comes with built in 4g lte wi-fi. there's wi-fi? even a bird's-eye surround vision camera. wow, it shows the view from up above? how's it doing that? i really like the sunroof. what? woah! hello, world! i feel like i'm only saying good things. which is annoying. and all it takes to open the chevy equinox liftgate is the motion of your foot. easy peasy. i could definitely get a lot in there. i could put my entire band's equipment... snowboard. surfboards. mountain bike. even a sousaphone would fit in there. what's a sousaphone? (laughter) seems like the perfect car for anybody. i would take it anywhere. i want one. i love it. she's a bad mama-jama. (laughter) chevy stepped their game up.
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. good friday morning, cloudy skies right now, temperatures mostly mid to low 50. so you might want a light jacket this morning. we do have rain on the way, though, it will mostly be here overnight and into your saturday. you will be waking up with rachael. tonight, few head out, grab the umm bella. we are dry for mother's day, maybe on isolated showers, nothing to ruin your plans, we're in the mid-70s, also, much warmer as we go into next week. >> thank you, another local news update in 25 minutes. we are now back to the "today" show.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, not holing back. >> he's a showboat. he's a grandstander. >> in an exclusive interview with lester holt, the president offers a new account of why he fired james comey and what thhe asked at a private dinner in january. >> i said if possible, will you let me know if i'm under investigation. he said, you are not under investigation. >> this morning, what you heard from the president. sorry, not sorry. steve harvey, sending a brash e-mail to his staff. saying not to approach him. what the talk show host i
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mother's day in a couple of days, to all of the moms out there. welcome back on this friday morning. bill crowd out on the plaza. we want to tell you we will get uh outside and spend some time with you in a couple minutes. >> big news here this morning, topped by lester's exclusive interview with president trump. he's become with more of the conversation that we haven't heard before. >> we sat down for a wide ranging talk, from health care, the battle for health care to north korea. but we started with the news that's dominated washington, the president's decision to fire fbi director james comey. >> look. he's a showboat. he's a grandstander. the fbi has been in turmoil. you know that, i know that, everybody knows that. >> reporter: monday, you met with the deputy attorney general, rob rosenstein. >> right. >> did you ask for a recommendation? >> what i did was i was going to fire comey. my decision. >> you made the decision before he came in the room? >> he made a recommenon
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recommendation, i was going to fire comey. >> reporter: let me ask you about your termination letter to mr. comey. you write, i greatly appreciate you informing me on three separate instances that i'm not under investigation. why did you put that in there? >> he told me that. >> reporter: regards to the russian investigation? was it in a phone call? did you meet face-to-face? >> i had a dinner with him. he wanted a dinner because he wanted to stay on. at that time, he told me i was not under investigation. >> reporter: that was one time. >> once at dinner and twice during phone calls. >> reporter: did you call him? >> one case i called him. one case he called me. >> reporter: did you ask him, am i under investigation? >> i asked him, if it's possible, will you let me know if i'm under investigation. he said, you're not under investigation. >> the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but, so help you god. >> reporter: he gave sworn testimony there's an ongoing investigation into the trump campaign and possible collusi
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you were the centerpiece of the trump campaign. was he being truthful? >> i know i'm not under investigation, me, personally. i'm not talking about campaigns or anything else. >> reporter: the senate intelligence committee wants information about your finances, your business' finance. can you tell us whether you, your family, your businesses, your surrogates have accepted any investments, any loans from russian individuals? >> yeah. i just sent a letter -- >> reporter: or institutions. >> i sent a letter to lindsey graham from one of the most prestigious law firms in the country, that i have nothing to do with russia. i have no investments in russia. none whatsoever. i don't have property in russia. i built a great company. but i'm not involved with russia. i have had deals over the years where i sold a house to a very wealthy russian many years ago.
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i had the miss universe pageant, which i owned for quite a while. i had it in moscow a long time ago. other than that, i have nothing to do with russia. a lot of people give me high marks in terms of what i've done in terms of foreign policy. >> reporter: korea. you mentioned you talked to the new president, president moon in south korea. he has a different approach than this administration's approach, with regard to north korea. he favors the idea of under certain circumstances, some dialogue with kim jong-un. you have also mentioned that, as well. does this change your strategy, knowing that he has a more open orientation towards the north? >> he's more open to discussion. i don't mind discussion. but it's under certain circumstances. i can probably give you a much better answer to that in a month or two months. we're going to see what happens. >> reporter: something happening in a month? >> north korea is a very, very
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for japan. frankly, for china, and for the rest of the world. and i think we've handled it very well, very firmly. it should have been handled by president obama. it should have been handled by other presidents, in the past. unfortunately, now, it's very far down the line. and i happen to be president. >> we've seen u.s. special forces in action in different parts of the world recently, in many ways. you're giving -- you appear to be giving the military more authority to make calls as they see fit. what's going to happen in afghanistan? >> afghanistan is always a difficult problem. it's been for many nations, no doubt about it. >> reporter: will you be adding troops in afghanistan? >> we haven't made a decision. some people would like me to. i haven't made a decision. >> reporter: do you feel like you're fighting for legitimacy sometimes? that your legitimacy is under attack? >> we have a very divided gun. the republicans are behind me. >> reporter: some
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health care. >> some do. now, it's in the senate. they're going to change it around a little bit. it will come back to the house. we'll end up with good health care. you have understand, we don't have health care right now because obamacare is dead. there's so many important things happening. so many important things. and to be part of it, and to help people. i'm helping people. i'm helping the people of this country. we had a group in the other day, with poll numbers wethat were s good. so good, so strong, if the election were held today, i would win by a lot more than i did on november 8th. >> what a crowd. look at this. >> reporter: do you miss the campaign? you seem to be in your element when you're at the rallies and the crowds in your oval office. do you miss that? >> i like that. but i like this even more. i love governing. i love -- i love creating great health care. i love the process. i love the management of it. i love the governing of it. d
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job. >> we've been accustomed to the president tweeting after moments like that. he had today, reiterating what he said. the story that there was collusion between the russians and the trump campaign, he writes, was fabricated by demes as an excuse for losing the election. >> because of your interview, there's a difference between what the administration said and why jim comey was fired and what the president told you. now, the president's tweeting about that this morning. he said on twitter, as a very active president with lots of things happening, it's not possible for my surrogates to stand at the podium with perfect accuracy. >> that's going to make today's briefing a little interesting. >> absolutely. >> resets the bar. >> lester, thank you very much. >> all right. >> you're going to have a lot more on "nbc nightly news" tonight. i want to tell you about anna anna annan unusual incident
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airport. some people say they saw a scorpion crawl out of a passenger's clothing. paramedics found that passenger had not been stung. united brought in a different plane and the flight took off. it's not clear if any scorpion was actually found. in other news this morning, after five years in chicago, "the steve harvey show" is moving to los angeles. but a recently uncovered letter to his staff has harvey in the hot seat. here's nbc's morgan radford. on tv, steve harvey is funny. and charming. he really seems approachable. but off-camera, steve's world might be a different place. in a terse letter to his staff written in august and just leaked to media blogger robert feeder, harvey lays down the law. his dressing room, off-limits. do not come to my dressing room unless invited. if you open my door, expect to be removed.
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do not approach me while i'm in the makeup chair unless i ask to speak with you directly. even in the hallway, stay back. do not wait in any hallway to speak to me. i hate being ambushed. reached by phone, harvey told "entertainment tonight," i could not find a way to walk from the stage to my dressing room, to sit in my makeup chair, to walk from the dressing room to the stage, on to just sit and have launch without somebody walking in. >> reporter: in the letter, harvey explains. i'm speaking more free time for me throughout the day. >> i'm getting ambushed by people, with friends that come to the show and having me sign this and do this. i said, wait a minute. >> reporter: on his facebook page, there's been no shortage of critics. if you wanted private time during the day, you shouldn't have your own talk show. and steve seems to think he's bigger than life. not watching the show anymore. >> i just didn't want to be in
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scared to go out and take a breath of fresh air. i wrote the letter. >> reporter: harvey doesn't apologize for the letter. but now admits he could have taken a different approach. for "today", morgan radford, nbc news, new york. >> uh-huh. >> we've been following the rules for you, hoda, the whole time. don't look me in the eye. >> don't approach me. >> maybe you don't want to put that in writing. that's the lesson learned here. coming up next, we're going to get out of this one and tell you about the fan fiancee of aaron hernandez. what she's revealing to dr. phil about her conversation hours earlier. and mr. han mmanners is bach making your office space a more enjoyable place to be. and an early mother's day
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prison suicide, we're hearing from the fiancee of former nfl star aaron hernandez. >> she sat down with dr. phil. this morning, joe fryer has an exclusive preview. shaana is the mother of aaron hernandez's child. she got an early morning call from the prison when he was found dead last month. >> it was a cruel person playing a strike on me. >> reporter: hours earlier, she talked with aaron on the phone. a few days before, he had been acquitted of murdering two men but was serving a life sentence for another murder. a conviction he was appealing. >> i spoke to him the night before. and he was so, you know, daddy's going to be home. i can't wait to sleep in the bed with you guys. and i can't wait to just hold you and love you. >> reporter: hernandez's official cause of death is suicide. but in an interview with dr.
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tuesday, his fiancee is expressing doubts. does she believe he killed himself? >> she does not believe he killed himself surprisingly because the evidence is pretty overwhelming. >> reporter: she says her final conversation with hernandez ended abruptly. >> there was no monumental good-bye. no finality in what he was saying. it was, babe, got to run. they're closing the doors. >> i just know that the feedback that i was getting from our last talk had nothing to do with any suicidal thoughts. >> reporter: an inmate told authorities hernandez had mentioned a rumor, if an innovainmate has an open appeal on his case and dies in prison, he will be acquitted of the charge and deemed not qualiguilty. that's what happened this week. an emotional moment for lloyd's family. >> he's guilty. and he's going to
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question. could hernandez's daughter on fiancee recoup money that was lost, potentiali tly millions, n the patriots released him. a note found in the cell, that says towards the end, you're rich. does she think more money could be coming the family's way because of the way things have unfolded here? >> i think not. >> reporter: that's because lloyd's family is still pursuing a wrongful death civil suit. >> she thinks there could be financial trouble, not financial windfall. >> reporter: many questions unanswered after the death of a fallen football star. for "today", joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> the full interview airs next tuesday and wednesday on the dr. phil show. let's get a check of
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sunday it moves up into new england. we get wrap around showers into philadelphia and new york. so mother's day not looking all that great. rainfall anywhere from two-to-three inches generally, but we could be looking at three-to-five inches in some local spots. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, everybody, radar shows a couple light rain showers now across southern maryland the northern neck and out across parts of central virginia. all cloud cover around the area for now. it's a cool morning to be
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outside. we're only in the upper 40s to low and mid-50s now. we will stay in the 50s today and tomorrow, a lot of clouds around, heaviest and steadiest of the rain starts around sundown and continues until lunchtime tomorrow, stray showers on mother's day, there will be plenty of sunshine, too. edition of trending. we learn a lot from our moms. don't you think we learn a lot of valuable life lessons from tv moms? for example, aunt becky. you remember what aunt becky said? >> you wore makeup when you're my age? >> my mom taught me the secret to wearing makeup is to make it look like you're not wearing any. >> memo not received at this stable. fake eyelashes. exactly. how about "modern
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claire dunphy. what she had to tell us. >> raising a kid is like sending a rocket ship to the moon. you spend the early years in constant contact. then, in the teenage years, you go around the dark side and they're gone. all you can do is wait for the faint signal that says they're coming back. >> having lived through it. >> that could be on an advice show as opposed to a sitcom. that's good stuff. >> how about moms that are your best friends, right? laura lee gilmore gives advice on how to get over a breakup. >> get back in your pajamas, eat gallons of ice cream and tons of pizza, watch a sad movie and have a good long cry. and you need to wallow. >> it's lauraly. >> matt and i have done that. >> typical saturday at our hous
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haven't heard from, carol brady. >> all i hear all day long is how great marcia is at this. or how wonderful marcia did that. marcia, marcia, marcia. >> find out what you do best and do your best with it. >> i like it. >> oh. >> that's music to my ears. >> love her. >> miss her. we got another mother's day surprise for you. this is probably going to be trending in about a nanosecond. #hal #haleyjoy. >> yes. hi, little girl. hi, little girl. >> look at that. >> let me grab her this way. >> whoop. whoop. >> i got her, mom. >> this is going smoothly. >> how about a little wipe. >> i love you drooling. >> this is the love of our lives. >> i want to say something this, is our baby. this is our baby. sh
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will you hold her for one second. okay. >> this is the first official visit. >> look at her. she's holding her head up. >> you got your head up. >> go back to mom? >> she doesn't. hi, little girl. >> ever seen cheeks like that? >> she's a living cabbage patch girl. >> what is she storing in those cheeks? >> look at her. hi, little girl. >> hi, baby girl. >> this is going to end with people thinking this is my baby, i'm going to give her to you. >> hi, little. hi. >> oh, my gosh. this is a good angle. >> hi, little -- >> okay. can i just say something? i'm holding my baby on mother's day weekend. >> i know. >> isn't that the best? that is so great. >> what are you doing? >> a little smile. >> i'm so happy. >> haley, do you know you have the best momma in the world? >> and the best grandma, too. ee
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all i could think about was how fun it was to bring her here because i feel like we've all sort of had a little of her. watch this. watch this. we're going to pass the haley. >> hey, baby girl. hi, sweetie. hello. >> i'm taking her back here to see savannah. >> one second. one second. >> hi, little girl. >> how are you sleeping, haley? are you letting momma sleep? >> apparently not so well last night. >> goodness. there we go. there we go. >> she's looking at herself in the monitor. >> please, throw up on her. please. >> oh, my goodness. >> haley, you rock. >> those eyes. >> i think carson knows what he's doing. >> come on, carson. >> pass the haley. >> not the first time carson has held a baby. >> come here. oh, yes, i see you. >> we're going to have much more on a premother's day
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asheville. discovery, inside and out. good morning, everybody, cloudy and cool today, temperatures will stay in the 50, steady rain is likely to move in by this evening. have your umbrella for friday nit plans.
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most of the rain tomorrow will be in the morning. mother's day finally back in the 70s with some sunshine. >> all right, chuck, thank you, can you get the latest news and weather anytime open the wrc walk app.
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it's 8:30 now on this friday morning, may 12th, 2017. and enjoy this beautiful weather. bright, sunny skies. this weekend, going to be a wash. >> let's just make this mother's day. >> what's better on mother's day? sit around in your sweat pants and watch movies. by the way, monday, let's hope the weather is just like this. new kids on the block will be here performing live. >> great music all next week on "today." coming up, m
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our friend, thomas farley is back. he's addressing issues of etiquette in the workplace. we all need to watch that. >> yes, we do. and the recipe for a decadent dessert who is going to give you a new attitude for a special mom coming up. >> al is across the street with two special guests. >> one is next to me and one behind me. joining me is jeff koons. you will notice this ballerina at 30 rock. it's called the seated ballerina. the latest
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>> good friday morning, temperatures are in the mid-50s, it's cloudy outside t. good news is we don't have the rain around like yesterday morning at this time. elsewhere about the low 50s, a cool start. there is the rain from tomorrow, coming in from the south and west. make shire you have the
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umbrella. steady rain around 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.. upper 50. we are drying out. warmer for mother's day. >> get the weather you need anytime on the weather channel on cable. every day, people come to our plaza with birthdays. who has a birthday? lots of people have birthdays. >> betty smith. >> is today your birthday? >> yes. >> how old are you? says she's 80 years old. we want to wish miss betty a happy birthday. oh, look. we have balloons. miss, betty, will you step out for just one second. will you come out of there for just one second with me? all right. as you know, maybe you do -- maybe you don't. all week we've been doing something called thanks a million moms. you guys can come out, too. thanks a million moms. all right. so, before we get to all the surpri
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story. ♪ >> my mom, betty smith, she's just a tirelessly working woman, being able to balance that with motherhood, raising myself and my two sisters, she's just always giving up herself. my mom just turned 80. she probably wouldn't want me to tell you that. she's continuing her church work. just a wonderful, wonderful woman. my mom and dad will be married this september, 62 years. i say they got married at 2 and 4. but they were actually 14 and 16 when they met each other at the sadie hawkins dance. they've been inseparable ever since. it would not be the holidays without my mom's pumpkin bread or pumpkin cookies. and the family has gotten used to having those cookies and breads, as gifts.
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she's a part of the red hat society, which is group of ladies that are retired. her chapter is called the fun in sun divas. they get together and do theater outings and taes. she comes up every year. and every year, she likes to go to the "today" show and the plaza. i know she really wants to meet matt. when she's in florida, she uses the "today" show on what's a prompter going on in the city. if it's raining or cold or snowing, she will call me up before i leave for work, do you have your hat on? did you get your umbrella? i saw on the "today" show, i saw matt and savannah. and they were out there umbrellas on. ♪ one more time >> my mom loves patti labelle. she feels like that's her kindred sister. she looks like patti. her energy is like her. she looks like she would be part of her family. she loves how patti cooks. just one o
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ever. since mother's day always falls around your birthday, i want to say happy birthday. but happy mother's day. you meant the world to me. you are my friend, you are my mom, i love you. >> betty, you did good with this son of yours. >> oh, thank you. thank you. >> by the way, the whole audience is crying. >> i am, too. >> you're not the only one. we want to make this day extra special for you. number one, you said you wanted to take a picture with matt lauer. >> yes. >> matt lauer is waiting patiently to take his picture. >> happy mother's day. >> you know what? i wanted a picture so bad until that was a stand of him over there. and i went and took a picture. i told everyone i took a picture with matt. >> we can do another one. right here. >> three, two, one. >> congratulations to you, sir. i want to give you a hug. what a
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that was awesome. >> we have more surprises for you. ready? we have a fancy hat. come on over here. that's a hat from the red hat society. >> oh, my goodness. >> you're going to have tea at the palm court. how about that? >> i hope my red hat ladies can see me. >> we know you love baking. we have great cookware from william sonoma. you're going to broadway with your family. how about that? tonight. you're going to broadway with your family. >> to -- >> to broadway? >> oh, my goodness. oh. >> to the great comet. you're going to see that. it's a great show. and finally, we know -- we know how you love to cook. and we also know that you love miss patti labelle. how about if you cook with
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labelle? come on out, miss patti. >> oh. >> yes. >> oh. >> hi, betty. >> how are you? >> happy birthday. >> good. >> happy mother's day. >> thank you. >> happy every day. >> thank you. >> so young. you're 80? >> 80. >> and he had to tell the world, didn't he? >> that's so good. good to meet you. >> there's a cooking segment that miss patti's going to do. and you're going to join. is that all right? >> great. >> and then, i'm going to sing. >> if i had a piano, i would play for you. >> we have a piano. but we're going to entertain you. >> all right. a big round of applause for miss betty and patti labelle. what a great son and great husband. we'll be back. first this, is "today" on nbc. how abt
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we're rounding out our special series, "manners on the mo move" today. and we've saved the last. >> mr. manners, thomas farrelly, joins us. >> thank you. good to be with you all again. many of us spend more time with our co-workers than with our families. we decided to head to the wbusy embarcadero in san francisco, a hotbed in the tech industry, to find out what issues worker there's are facing. in the shadow of the bay bridge, we set up shop. our business, getting to the bottom of the problems that employees are facing. and those who sat down for interviews had a lot to say. >> can you think back at a time when you h
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situation was disrespectful. >> we worked together in a prior company. and we had a co-worker that would be cursing. >> there's this culture of meetings, that is horrendous and horrible. i got some horror stories of just, you know, various people who, would fall asleep. >> reporter: the eye-opening results of a survey, found that six in ten employees are treated rudely by a colleague at least once a month. what is the sign of a jerk in a workplace? >> do people ask him for reviews. do people look for collaborating with him on projects? if that's happening less an less, for me, those are warning signs. >> if it's someone thdemanding that you do work for them, and not having something they can help out with, that's usually a jerk. >> reporter: even in this hub for technologies, technology is complicating how we communicate. what do you think the net result
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approach someone else. it tends to escalate issues that happen because people wait until they're seriously bothered by something. they don't have the skills to then go ahead and address it. >> reporter: how do you maintain the human touch in the office? particularly with respect to communication. so, e-mail? >> the first instinct is to write like i talk. and that's different because you can see my gestures. you can see lots of body language there. we can connect eye-to-eye. so, i think the first thing is my own self-monitoring that i do. >> what to you think is lost with the lack of face-to-face interaction? >> you can't read people in an e-mail. you can't get the tone of things. in a connection is high value in a high-tech age. >> i like to tell people there's a selfish reason for having good etiquet etiquette. it helps you get along with people and get what you want. it's nice when they
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>> many are working in open-style offices. >> open floor spaces is great for collaboration. but hard for concentrating. especially because people have different ways of the working. all the time, i encounter people tapping. drives me crazy. >> it's the kind of common sense consideration you would give to someone in your home. you wouldn't go to your significant other and chew in their ear, or asking them a question when they're focusing. and those happen constantly in the workplace. >> reporter: if you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about the way workplaces operate, when we think about the way we treat one another, what would the one thing be? >> i think it's being kind to one another. treat each other like family. >> it's unbelievable how land mines you can run into in the workplace. and sometimes people are rude. what are your takeaways from those people? >> there's some simple things we can do starting today. say hello in theni
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we're spending all this time at night. we have spent all this time with colleagues. these little things, we're going to be absorbed in the laptop the entire day. start off with a hello. >> we do. >> so far, so good. >> you guys get an a-plus. secondly, beware of e-mail. i tell people, like we heard in the piece, it's easy to get misconstrued. if you find yourself typing the phrase, i think we have a miscommunication. >> or send an emoji. just kidding. that was for matt. >> call me. >> and the last one, it's okay to disagree in the workplace. but do it without being disagreeable. i do workshops. i tell people. this is something you use a word of resistance like except, or but, or unfortunately. somebody's going to shut down. they're going to feel disrespected. don't use those records. get across the message in a way that is respectful. >> don't
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public microwave. >> or popcorn. >> just go to we want you to share your stories and progress. use #mannersonthemove. thomas, thank you. up next, patti labelle performs in our kitchen with help from our thanks a million mom, bet tybetty. first, this is "toy" on nbc.da in my future, i'm twice
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at higher risk for depression. i'm 26% more likely to develop an irregular heartbeat. i have a 65% higher chance of developing diabetes. no matter who we are, these diseases can be managed or prevented when caught early on. because with better research, the right medicine, and with doctors who help keep me healthy to begin with, we will thrive. ♪
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we're back, now. 8:48, with "today food," celebrating mother's day, with the fabulous patti labelle. and with betty smith and her family. we heard that betty loves to make delicious treats for friends and families. why not whip up a recipe from patti's cookbook, "desserts labelle." tell me what we're doing. this is one of my favorites. >> we're going to
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over here. we're going to mix that. >> okay. >> turn it on, somebody. >> here. there you go. >> there it is. then, we're going to add the egg. >> how many? >> you're going to add two eggs. >> okay. >> okay. then, you're going to add the vanilla. >> you're going to do all of the liquid and moist ingredients first. >> yes. >> okay. >> then, we add the shortening. >> flower. >> what do you use? >> i tell you what kind later. i use flour. and baking powder. >> okay. >> making soda. >> and a shifter? >> yes. >> and shift it all in at the same time. >> okay, betty. you do this. >> okay. >> this is going to be unsweetened cocoa that you put in to make it that reddish color. >> and you're making two bowls of batter for a reason here. >> uh-huh. >> one bowl is with the beautiful -
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and then, this is the food coloring. so, this will give it that beautiful -- and the chocolate cocoa does not give it a chocolate taste. just for that beautiful color. and now, we're going to go over there. >> and mix this, patti? >> yes, baby. >> okay. >> betty's a good cook. >> oh, i'm -- >> we do things through the magic of tv. >> we forgot the butter milk. >> pretend we did that, everybody. >> we're going to go over here. >> careful, watch your step, betty. >> i'm fine. >> this is yours. that's your station. >> come over here. >> this is my station. let me leave this bad boy back there. okay, the swirl begins. what you do is take a dollop of red, like here. this is red. and here's the white, with the same spoon. i ain't got time for that. it'sng
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and color. >> how much do you put in? >> that much. >> yeah. we end up mixing it. so, just -- just mix it. then, this is where the marbling comes from. >> oh, boy. >> how about that? >> we would have much more in these little pans, i would. and so would you. and once this is done, then we go over there. >> okay. >> we pop these in the oven. two different baking pans. you get the beautiful layers of swirled red velvet cake. >> you put the icing on top. this layer and on the top layer. >> okay. >> by the way, we have people downstairs tasting this. guys, how is it? >> it's amazing. >> you know what we do, baby? we leave the wax paper after and you pull it
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frosting. >> i got it. >> you got it, girl. we do this and we stack them. >> can i put this on top of that one? >> please. >> and then, matt, put some of that top on it. >> let me show what it looks like when we're done. this is the finished product. perfect for mother's day. perfect for any day. patti, thank you so much. >> and you put the red powder on top of that. you're good. >> thank you very much. we're going to be back with much more. to get this recipe, go to stick around. patti's going to treat us to a musical performance in a little while. this is "today" on nbc. here,
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smucker's celebrates "today" is sponsored by smucker's. with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. >> all right. with mother's day this sunday, we're kicking things off by celebrating moms who have birthdays in the month of may. nancy's mother is turning 90. she lives independently. she drives and cooks like no other mother. amy's birthday falls on mother's day this year. that means double celebration coming your way. happy birthday. and cindy's birthday is next week. to the world, she is mother. but to me, she is the world. that's a nice thought there. keep the birthday wishes coming, >>
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willie is here now, with a look at what's coming up on this weekend. >> we have twitter co-founder and ceo, jack dorsey. a fantastic time to talk to him. because the united states has used twitter so liberally. i talked to jack about what he thinks that trump being so closely aligned to his brand. and turning twitter around. it's had some problems and it's on the way back. a really fascinating conversation with one of the guys shaping our culture. >> he's a lightning rod. everything he says, his followers react to instantly. >> yes. in fact, yesterday, we put out one of the cloichs whip s about said about trump. >> just keep it under 140 characters, please. we have christian slater as our co-host. we have patti labelle and freebie friday. a
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friday. >> i happen to know a couple of mothers. >> you're going to smell really good. >> if it's more of the cake -- >> you're going to smear that on yourselves. >> happy mothers day. we're back after your local news and weather. 8:56 is your time on this friday, may 12th, 2017. we will check on the roads and your first 4 traffic. >> on the beltway this morning, we do have two problems on 56 inbound before 50. you have a crash with the two right lanes getting by.
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looks great right now. an accident reported there with one overturned vehicle. >> thank you, melissa. we'll take a break and check the forecast income.
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good morning, temperatures still cool to start off your friday, mid-50s in the district. low 50s just about everywhere else. there is rain on the way, it will all be coming from the south and west, if you have friday night plans, have your umbrella. we will start the week with rain. big improvements. hot next week. >> get the latest news and weather any time in the abc washington app.
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this morning, christian slater is our celebrity co-host. and a performance from the god mother of soul, patti labelle. tune in to win our freebie friday giveaway, the mother of all giveaways, right now. >> from nbc news, this is "today take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> congratulations. it's friday. we made it. may 12th, 2017. >> we did it. >> "new attitude" by grammy winner patti labelle. this is from "the beverly hills cop" soundtrack. >>t
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patti has a new album, a little jazz she will be infoperforming us later. i was walking and i saw patti. and i was handed this album. >> look at you. >> i feel pretty cool. >> that's right. we've got our golden globe winning co-host, christian slater. >> do you like being announced that way, christian? >> i don't mind that. >> when you walk in the house, you want your kids to say -- >> there's the $20. >> thank you. "mr. robot" which is really cool. >> i'm enjoying that. and i went to work. >> you did our show and -- >> did this show in the morning. and enjoyed this. and i had to go and put on a different hat in the afternoon. it was really fun. >> i enjoyed when you were shooting out on coney island. >> oh, yeah. >> i used to live near there when i was small, a lilt kid. we lived near coney island. >> what a great place to grow
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>> you kept the nbc theme going. when you were doing a 30 rock marathon. >> i did a film with alec baldwin, called "the public." after working with him again, just remembered how much i loved "30 rock." and i had to do a revisit of that. >> did you watch it religiously? >> yes. >> i watched it religiously. every episode. and then, just to be able to sit there with my wife and just go do another "30 rock" marathon. and it's good prep for coming here, too. i'm walking around and all of the spots are so familiar. >> you know how to use the elevators, for example. >> no, i don't. and i keep taking the steps from all the way downstairs. >> that's probably good. >> by the time i get up here, i'm quite winded. >> our studio here, across from 30 rock, we have the slowest elevato elevators. >> do you get shocked every time? >> i don't get shocked -- b
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you. other time, it's slow. >> a "30 rock" show here. >> our building used to be a bank. and the elevator was the bank vault elevator. it was used for money and gold bouillon and things like that. >> that's what i love. >> you know what i love? al roker -- he knows it all. he has tidbits like that. >> i'm so old, i'm the only one left. >> my sister was jealous. she doesn't get jealous of much. she doesn't watch me on tv. she doesn't own a tv. but she found out that you were co-hosting with me. >> is that your sister? >> beautiful. >> she's darling. we had a flashback, back to watching you in a lot of movies. and looking at you on the cover of magazines. >> oh, yes. >> wow. >> here we go. >> now, i'm just going to give you -- >> is this a mother's day surprise? a little shoulder rubble. >> barbara, barbara, sorry.
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>> just a wonderful day. >> happy mother's day. >> i have to say. my 10-year-old self is blushing in ways -- >> you have the vapors. you never heard that phrase? >> no. >> it's a if southern phrase. i have the vapors. al had a shoutout on jimmy kimmel live last night. there was a segment featurie ii staffers reading embarrassing texts from mom. let's take a look. >> my mom is obsessed with al roker. so, she will text me things like, today al was at loyola university. tried to break the record for most amount of people krob walking for two minutes with no tushes touching the ground. they had 494 people crab walking, which beat the old record by 118. thanks for the roker report, mom. >> what? >> she's absolutely correct.
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494. >> don't you love it was a small, little book report? >> oh, my goodness. >> there it is. >> that's a big crowd. >> yeah. >> that's record breaking. >> that set the record. >> i have to say, i'm obsessed with al roquer. don't you find, christian, that people will stop you and say -- is al as friendly -- >> i don't believe they stop christian to ask him. >> they might. >> i get this question all the time. yeah. they do stop me. and they say, ask al about the weather. i say, mom, al has more important things to do. al, what is the weather like? >> don't you schedule things around what al says? don't you count on him? he's the go-to guy. >> al is like my surrey. >> your siri? >> surrey. >> siri. >> i'm your carriage? >> that's like oklahoma. >> i go to him for everything. >> a
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>> back at it. the little sister with two older brothers. >> i love your mom. i would stop -- >> i would have her start calling you for advice and stop putting he inting me in the mi. >> have her call me, too. >> sunday, mother's day. okay. you know what the number one most popular -- this is why you had siri on your mind. >> i called her surrey. but her name is siri. >> the number one command is call mom. >> that's a good one. >> that's hilarious. >> i think people instead of dialing the number, ask siri to do it. >> i don't know about you. you have people's numbers in the memory of your phone. >> right. >> we don't use numbers anymore. >> do you have your wife's number memorized? >> i don't. >> i do not, either. >> i do remember my mother's number because my mom and dad lived in the same house for 40 years. so, we had the same number. >> in coney island? >> we moved from there. this is after we moved to queens, and we had the
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ar6-2097. that's my initials. >> don't call that number. >> it's long guy. >> 8675309. >> in new york, you used to exchanges, like butterfield 8. >> it's funny that is the number one thing that people need to be reminded of, to call their mother. that's a shame. come on. >> just remember it. >> just call mom. >> that's just the way you do it. >> don't need surrey to tell you that. surrey, siri. i need a reminder to talk to surrey. >> alexa, remind me to talk to surrey. our friends at buzz feed put out a list of things moms are guilty of doing that we secretly love. always insist on making you food, even if you're not hungry. does your mom do that? >> yes, yes. she was not the greatest cook. shid
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meals on a regular basis. in a and cereal. >> we're of the same generation. >> look at that. >> i would love -- >> there she is. >> i would love a lean cuisine beef stroganoff. beef stroganoff in the microwave is delicious. >> we liked the stouffer's pizza. >> did she cook for you? >> not so much my mother. but my grandmother. you have to eat. my grandmother was of the generation that thought weight was a good thing. so, when -- you look good. you gained weight. not what deborah did not want to hear. >> don't tell a woman she looks good, she gained weight. >> but that bahamian grandma, that's what she told you. getting ready, even though your mom has had the same haircut for ten years. >> my mom is beautiful. has great hair. but she's had the same hair -- there it is.
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has it now. >> how did you describe it? >> a little bit of a helmet. >> i wasn't sure. >> it looks good. i've worn my hair different ways. and i put my air up to do yoga. my mother never puts her ahair up. always. just when she wakes up. >> that's a good haircut. >> she wakes up that way. not too shabby. >> your dad is a lucky guy. >> what about the fact that your moms are bragging about your accomplishments since the age of 5 when you. >> reporter: standing next to her. >> that's a sweet thing. >> i do it -- >> that's a sweet thing. >> i do it with my daughter, who is 4, where i constantly -- how is mila? she's fantastic. she's smart. she's so funny. she's everything. you know? >> yeah. >> we can't help it. >> that's funny. >> we're proud of our kids. >> we are. >> we're in the dressing roo
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>> kwogood-looking kids. >> you can't post the pictures online, unless you ask them. >> you must ask permission to post your children's pictures. certainly. absolutely. that's very important. coming up, another a-list star, joining "the voice." wait until you see who it is. and amy schumer and goldie hawn tell us what it was like on the set can you actually love hawn tell us what it was like on the set wearing powerful sunscreen? yes! neutrogena® ultra sheer. no other sunscreen works better or feels so good. clinically proven helioplex® provides unbeatable uva/uvb protection to help prevent early skin aging and skin cancer all with a clean light feel. for unbeatable protection. it's the one. the best for your skin. ultra sheer®. neutrogena®. see what's possible.
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okay. we're back with more of "today's take." our guest co-host, christian slater. all right. >> every year we have to coin a song of the summer. have you noticed that? >> yes. >> what if there isn't one? people think that this song we're about to play is the song of the summer. the internet is abuzz with it. see if we can guess the
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♪ i'm here next to you ♪ ♪ the sky is wonderful and now ♪ >> there we go. >> i'm not driving. >> christian is driving. >> we're in europe. >> miley cyrus? >> it rhymes with smiley. it is miley. this is her new song, "malibu." ♪ we'll all get >> she's amazing. i heard her perform at the 40th anniversary of the "saturday night live." >> yes. >> she did "jolene." >> i loved that. >> it was mind-blowing how incredible her voice is. >> i don't know why we're still in a car. we do weird things like this constantly. i'll tell you, that miley will be popping by our show next wednesday. >> our show? the 9:00 show? >> your show, al roker. your show. >> our show. >> she will be here, next wednesday, all hour long. >> does she know she
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>> does she know she's coming? >> yes. >> okay. >> and she'll be on the plaza, performing live, may 26th. i loved it when she was here last time. remember? she put matt on the spot. >> oh, yes, she did. >> maybe we shouldn't -- >> go back and look at the interview, christian. >> let's poke some fun at matt. >> let's do that. >> a great way to end the week. speaking of miley, exciting news about who is joining the cast of "the voice." >> who is it? >> kelly clarkson. >> kelly clarkson. >> when i hear her name, i think of steve carell and "the 40-year-old virgin." >> that's funny. earlier in the dressing room -- >> christian said when he thinks of kelly clarkson -- >> he can't
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i want to run out immediately and wax my chest. >> can i say, the difference between men and women? i think of kelly clarkson and i think of her awesome music. >> i think of that, too. >> not the chest waxing. >> come on. >> she's multitalented. but that did burn an image in my brain. sorry. >> she could image that. >> what's great about it, she started on "american idol." and now, she's on "the voice." >> on the best music show. >> full-circle. >> season 14, with blake and ad adam. >> i enjoyed it. that's not pleasure of my wife. we go -- >> you can watch it with the kids, right? >> that's right. >> not every show is like that. >> it's not about the judges, it's helping the talent with the voice. unlike the other music shows. >> i don't know of other music shows. what else is there? >> "the voice" and nothing. >> lawrence welk. and one, and two. >> my
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>> for today we have scattered thunderstorms throughout the southeast. then for tonight into tomorrow, it moves into the delaware coast and then by sunday, it's up in new england, dropping anywhere from three-to-five inches of rain, winds up to 20 to 30 miles per hour. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, everybody, right here in washington, we have a cloudy sky now.
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south and west. >> that won't be the case all day. eventually that rain will lift back northward, rain becomes more with time. showers 3:00 or 4:00. rain after 7:00. temperature wiesz, we're in the low- to mid-50. we stay in the 50 all day today and tomorrow. heaviest rain from this evening up until lunchtime tomorrow.
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it's freebie friday and we're kicking off mother's day weekend in a big way. thanks to -- we're giving three lucky fans on the plaza, the ultimate mother's day experience. >> that's right. viewers at home can win, too. each winner gets a two-hour visit for themselves and up to five guests at a boutique of their choice. >> it includes minifacials. >> this is heavy stuff. >> a custom-engraved fragrance bottle the. >> let's go. let's go. christian, how heavy is it? >> i love it. it's good. >> did you send your mother a card? >> of course. of course, we're getting all of that stuff going. >> okay. >> you have to write notes. >> let's write her a note. >> absolutely.
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door? i sent her a card. i sent her a card. hi, everybody. of course, christian is stuck. >> i made it. >> christian is stuck. >> i made it. >> hi. come on, christian. come on, christian. come on, christian. come on, christian. >> look at this. >> hi. >> how are you? >> i'm wonderful. row are you? >> i'm great. you're a faoster mom? >> i'm a foster mom from toledo, ohio. >> i enjoy being a foster mom. >> on vacation, that's so exciting. >> you're really on vacation. you get this. happy mother's day. >> happy mother's day. >> okay. >> thank you so much. >> all right. here we go. >> i hand this off to -- >> christian. >> who else you
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i see a sign. i see a sign. >> look at this moore right here. >> hi. hi. what's your name? what's your name? what's your name? is your name oh? >> laura. laura. >> happy mother's day. >> we love you. happy mother's day. that's for you. all right. one more. one more. christian. christian? >> yes. >> let's go here. >> where do you want to go? >> all right. >> al, what have we got inside? what have we got inside? >> we're giving away flee lucky viewers at home a chance for pampering, as well. the ultimate mother's day experience. up to five guests. so, please visit
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>> cloudy, temperatures are in the 50s. we will stay cool, rain more likely with time, showers likely for your friday night plans. tomorrow, rain, mostly in the morning, showers could linger well into the afternoon potentially, some sunshine
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sunday. with sunshine and breezy and back in the 70s, mom will be happy. >> all right, chuck, thank you. you can find the day's latest news and weather any time on the nbc washington app.
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they're a match made in comedy heaven, amy schumer and goldie hawn. >> there couldn't be a more perfect pair to play mother and daughter in the new movie, "snatched." >> amy plays a new yorker dumped by her boyfriend. and her mom knows how to make her feel better. ♪ >> what? no. ♪
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>> oh, amy schumer, goldie hawn. good to see you guys. >> nice to see you. >> this looked like -- watching it, it looked like you guys had a blast doing it. >> we had -- we did have a blast doing it. >> that's fair to say. >> yeah. >> comedy, two people who actually like each other. really creative. it was a blast. >> it was the best. >> what was the best thing about working with goldie? >> my gosh. getting to hang out with her, honestly. she makes everyone around her a happier person. and there's no one else i can say that about. >> i'm sorry, al. you, of course. >> i was going to say, thank you. >> from you. >> and what about you, goldie? what's the best part about working with amy? >> amy just was a the greatest
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smart. she's creative. she's funny. she's -- supportive. i mean, i could go on. but i just had a great time with amy. >> this is -- you don't see a lot of buddy female action comedies. was this something you wanted to do? you were looking for a different genre? >> no. i love doing nothing. and i'll always choose that. you know? but then, you know, katie wrote the script and i read it. i loved it. i pictured me and goldie immediately. and i thought, this is happening. >> and she designed it. came up to me. talked to me about it. i really want you to do this movie. writing it with my sister. we want to do this together. i would love for you to do the movie. and i said, i would love to do the movie. and i texted my manager and said, let's get on this. >> i was going to say -- >> it happened. >> this is your first m
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almost 15 years. >> i know. >> what was it like getting back on the horse again? >> just getting back on the horse. it wasn't any different than it ever has been before. i've been riding that bike for a long time. so, it was so fun to get back and have somebody go, would you like some tea? right. you got something on your shirt. can i -- excuse me. >> i am a baby. they take care of you. i've been doing this for kids, building a business, getting the program out there, traveling the world, speaking about it. that was hard. making movies is not hard. >> no. >> it's fun. >> and you did this in hawaii. that couldn't have been bad. >> that was not a bad part of the deal. it turns out, an i'll be the first to say it, hawaii is a nice play. i don't know. >> hawaii worked for me, too. they pulled me crying out of the hotel after three months. no. no. i don't want to go back. >> to reality. >>
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>> it's a fun movie. i watched it with my wife and daughter. they had a great time. >> did they? >> did you like it? >> i loved it. >> was it awkward to watch with them at all? >> there was some language in the beginning. okay. but then my daughter's almost 19. okay. >> what's left, right? >> it isn't when you -- believe me, we don't know what they know. and they're not going to tell us, until we say, i don't need to know all of that information. when they're 30. >> it is a good family story also. >> it's true. >> "snatched" opens in theaters today. >> they're so much fun. up next, what mom wouldn't love breakfast in bed? we're going to show you some hacks to make mom's
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oh. >> nothing like a good high shot. we're spending money. if you haven't bought a gift for that special mom in your life, one thing she'll guaranteed to love is a homemade breakfast in bed. >> justin chapple is here for some clever breakfast hacks. >> we have justienna in bed. >> we will serve amazing things. we start with ham and eggs. >> look at that. >> lightly oiled a muffin pan here. and if you take the sliced ham, i let you do it. who
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cracking the egg? >> i love cracking the egg. >> you're going to crack the egg into the ham cup. like crack it, like you crack an egg. right on the counter. >> the spatula? >> no. right on the counter. there you go. >> mom. >> just like that. >> mom, i love you. >> okay. >> all right. >> and once you get it full, you bake it and put a little parsley on it, serve it with hot sauce. it gets crispy. >> look how good that looks. >> it's good right there. and you can serve it with a salad. we have delicious fruit hacks, as well. >> you have a pancake sish hish keb kebab. you just secure them. >> is that a silver dollar pancake? >> i think it is. >> once you get it going -- >> if you had
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fine foods, the greatest silver dollar pancakes. >> you can order those and make these. or just make stacks here. put the fruit on top and then dip them. >> put a little sugar, if you want. >> that's beautiful. >> justin, the food in bed for someone like me is that you spill on a nice white comforter that's not really yours. this keeps it unwieldy. >> we have the secures? >> they are fruit bouquets. you put grapes on there. you want to cut a little circle on there. and here, we have stars. and what you do, is you fill a mason jar like this. and you can use a vase. and then, you just put some fruit in there. >> so sweet. very nice. >> what's up next? >> there we go. >> you have a fun way to
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you buy the watermelon wedges or cut them yourself. and you take little cutters. put out the center. >> this is so cute. >> isn't this the cutest thing? >> i love y'all. >> a good project with dad and the kids. >> and you fill it with these things here. >> that's great. >> that's adorable. a little heart. >> what's the drink you got? >> we're having a mocktail. >> it's early for what? a mocktail? >> it's not too early for mocktail. this is a hibiscus tea spritzer. you do a little herbal tea here. >> cheers, y'all. >> happy mother's day. >> oh. >> cheers. >> yeah. henry can make that with the girl ps. >> you think henry is going to make this with the girls? >> let's hope so. >> maybe. >> or you can be like christian and deliver a bouquet here. >> how about this? there you go, mom. >> this is like an edible
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>> that's crazy. >> happy mother's day. >> the crazy kids. >> she's going to kill for mothers day, oh, mom, we are looking at heavy rain up in new england, a winner of a day. showering and cool in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> later on today, we will have rain moving into the area. there is all this moisture moving in this direction. right now, pretty much overcast skies. 56 in the district. 52 now in gaithersburg.
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"today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> two-time grammy winner, music icon, patti labelle, giving us countless hits. also the queen of fantastic sweet potato pies. her fourth cookbook, "desserts labelle" is out now. >> patti surprised betty smith as part of our million moms series. and they cooked up a sweet treat in our kitchen. >> patti trdropped her first alm in a decade. her album is called "bel h hommage." >> good morning. >> i love that you're trying something new. >> jazz. i haven't recorded in ten years. and my ex-husband begged me to record jazz. i said no for many, many months. then, i said yes. >> yes. >> and i'm happy i said yes. >> we'
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>> why did you say no? >> i was afraid to do jazz music and i didn't want to insult the jazz community. i took a chance. and i'm happy i did. >> it's better to step outside the box, right? push the envelope a little. get out of your comfort zone. >> you have to. i stepped out on faith. and i could have won. but i let everybody else win. >> that's great. >> patti, you have your son and your daughter-in-law, who is expecting a baby over there, as well as betty smith and her family, who surprised this morning. >> yes. >> what's so great about your mom, guys? or mother-in-law? don't speak too fast. grab the mic. >> no complaints and no regrets. >> wow. >> okay. >> that worked out. >> pass the mic. >> never mind. forget it. >> if we did the list, we would be here all day. >> we're going to listen -- patti, what are you going to sing to us? >> i'm singing "here's to life" by sherl
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>> mr. john stanley on piano. dedicated to betty. ♪ no complaints and no regrets ♪ ♪ i still believe in chasing dreams and placing bets ♪ ♪ all i've learned that all you give is all you get ♪ ♪ so, give it all you've got ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh i had my share ♪ ♪ i drank my fill and even though i'm satisfied ♪ ♪ i'm hungry still to
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road ♪ ♪ beyond the hill and do it all again ♪ ♪ so, here's to life and every joy it brings ♪ ♪ so, here's to life to dreamers and their dreams ♪ ♪ may all your storms be weathered ♪ ♪ and all that's good
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better ♪ ♪ here's to life here's to love ♪ ♪ here's to you ♪ ooh, ooh may all your storms be weather ed, weathered ♪ ♪ and all that's good gets better ♪ ♪ here's to life here's to love ♪ ♪ here's to you
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♪ >> wow. >> patti. >> wow. >> it may be mother's day. but you gave us such a gift. gorgeous. >> that was just beautiful. >> spectacular. >> may all your storms be weathered. >> right? >> was for al. >> wasn't that amazing? >> the album called bel hommage." one of the tunes is "go to hell." we're back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> what a gift. thank you so much. introducing the fios gigabit connection with download speeds up to 940 megs that are 20x faster and more powerful than most people have. incredibly, it's $79.99 a month for one year. comcast charges you $89.99 for a triple play that only offers 200 mgs speeds. switch to the most powerful internet at the most revolutionary price. get fios gigabit connection for $79.99 a month
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fromto the wobbling yogis.kers to the stationary race winners, we all need lean protein. and it comes in a jimmy dean's delights breakfast sandwich. stacked with 17 grams of protein. lean into a great day. shine on. now, christian, we had such a great time with you. >> we had the best time. really. >> you are crazy. >> one crazy dude. >> guess what else is happening, y'all. it's somebody's birthday. >>
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>> come on over. >> we got you a little cake. >> there you go. >> how old are you? >> one of our rock star producers. >> she is 32 and gorgeous. >> make a wish. >> happy birthday. >> we're all still here. >> exactly. >> happy friday, girl. blow it out. later, jenna and i have amy schumer and goldie hawn. >> and timer hembee. >> and we have the lux for less.
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>> good morning to you. there is an amber alert out this morning for a missing eight-month-old baby. take a look. chloe johnson was taken on april 30th. police believe they may have been kidnapped. the pair may be in johnson's car, a 2013
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now, let's check your forecast with storm team 4. >> today it will be cloudy, tonight, though, we have steady rain moving in, moisture streaming from the south and west. >> that will be the forecast for this eveningf overnight, upper 50s today and tomorrow. we start to see improvements. what does your mother say the sun returns, 70, breezy, getting into the '80s. >> finally, thank you, she na. coming up, the author of "shattered" a look into hillary clinton's campaign joins us live.
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and hoda kotb. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ turn the lights down low >> hi, everybody. it's may 12th. jenna bush hager is in for kathie lee. hi, girl. that's "sparks" by hilary duff. >> we're here with the funny ladies everyone is talking about, amy schumer and goldie hawn. their movie "snatched" is out today. >> stop saying it. >> that's the name of the movie. if there was a sequel


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