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good morning, breaking overnight. chaos from a massive cyber attack targeting computers all across the globe. new systems being infected as users log on. what you need to know before you power up this morning. tale of the tapes. democrats and republicans demand to know if the white house secretly reported conversations with james comey after that cryptic tweet from president trump as the search for the next fbi director ramps up. at least eight contenders in the mix. a decision possible this week. speaking out. the parents and brother of the penn state student who died in that apparent case of hazing open up in an emotional
why they call the fraternity brothers involved in that incident their son's killers. what they think should happen to them. and why they were appalled by what penn state officials didn't do today monday, may 15, 2017. do. today, may 15th, 2017. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. did you log on? >> i'm too scared. >> you might want to be careful. that's our top story. a world wild ransomware attack that seized hundreds of thousands of computer systems and with a new work week getting under way, the problems are a getting worse, nbc's kelly cobiella has the story for us. kelly, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, this is far from over. more cyber chaos this morning and american companies
avoid the fate of millions of others around the world who are logging on only to find this virus is still spreading. the cyber attack unprecedented. this morning, car maker nissan and tech company hitachi are struggling with sluggish e-mail. a spokeswoman telling nbc news "we're certain we've been hit with a virus." the biggest cyber attack in history started friday, freezing computers in britain's national health service, forcing emergency rooms across the country to close and even stopping surgeries. the malware known as "wanna cry" has been causing chaos across the globe, 200,000 systems in 150 countries. germany's national rail, spain's biggest phone company, the russian interior ministry and fedex in the u.s. >> we've seen the rise of ransomware being the principal cyber crime threat in the last two years. we've never seen anything on this scale. >> the virus first infects the computer through a bad li
through an organization's network, locking computers, enscre encrypting files and demanding 300 dollars in bitcoins. they use cyber security by hackers who stole it from the national security agency. over the weekend, this 22-year-old british cyber researcher known as malware tech says he accidentally found a kill switch for the virus. >> i was surprised it wasn't as sophisticated as i expected. i expected proper professional-grade code. >> reporter: he, along with american derian huss slowed the attack but couldn't stop it. >> reporter: the only way to guard against it, update your computer software and avoid e-mails with strange links. and this morning, chinese officials say they've detected a new version of this virus that spread more quickly they say
they say it isn't affected by that kill switch. experts say they look like it's russian-speaking cyber criminals. investigators say they don't know at this point who's behind it. matt, savannah? >> kelly, thank you very much. nbc news analyst sean henry is a former executive assistant director with the fbi. he is now the chief security officer for the cyber security firm crowdstrike. sean, good to see you, good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> i understand this is complicated because these codes are coming from different sources in different places so what will it take for cyber security experts to track down who's doing this? >> well, tracking don who's doing it is going to be difficult, what you've got is hackers who have accessed these networks, they're using the code and it may be reconstitutes and utilized by different organizations. once the code is out there, hackers can grab it and make changes, it makes it more difficult to detect and they
additional organizations, even some who may be protected, they're using bitcoin which allows them remain anonymous and with people paying the ransoms, it's difficult for law enforcement to track it. >> and my question was just that, what's the advice here. should people pay this ransom to get their documents back? what are they supposed to do? >> ideally you have your system protected, you don't suffer this type of attack. and you don't have to pay, but what we're seeing here throughout asia is attacks against software that has not been updated. they have pirated software or they're using legacy software that is not supported. microsoft has put out a patch. people have to get to that. they have to go to microsoft and download that immediately. >> let's make sure we can say this in the simplest possible terms. three things you would urge device users to do today? >> the simplest thing is to go
patch. even for unsupported software, they're providing this patch so go to microsoft, anybody that's got that operating system. number two, make sure your network or system is backed up. if you are infected and your system is locked up you'll be able to reconstitute your network, recapture your data and start over again new, the third thing is you have to get security software that detects these attacks because the attackers are going to make changes and even if you find a patch they'll exploit new vulnerabilities so you have to ensure you've got security software to allow you to identify these attacks before your system is locked up. >> i'm no expert. don't click on those funky links. sean henry, appreciate it. to the white house and the search for a replacement for ousted fbi director james comey. the controversy over his firing is not quieting down in washington. we have complete coverage. pe
good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president trump searching for a new fbi director. a senior administration official saying the president has not conducted in-person interviews, he's expected to only meet with a few finalists but president trump says this could be a "fast decision" suggesting he could make the call before his first foreign trip later this week. this morning, the trump administration interviewing eight candidates including andrew mccabe and senator john cornyn. on capitol hill, wide agreement the next director should not be a partisan politician. >> it is time to pick somebody that comes from within the ranks or such a reputation that has no political background at all that can go into the job on day one. weighing in the group representing current and former agents representing mike rogers who once served as
>> he understands the agency, he understands the agent families, the eight -- what we do for a living, the life-and-death situations that agents are put in, the investigative efforts. heading up the search, deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and attorney general jeff sessions who pledged to recuse himself from any russia investigation but now will help choose the person who leads it. more fallout from the president's twitter storm on friday when he posted "james comey better hope there are no tapes of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press." the president refusing to talk about any possible tapes over the weekend. what about the idea that in a tweet you said there might be tape recordings? >> well, that i can't talk about. i won't talk about that, all i want is for comey to be honest and i hope he will be and i'm sure he will be i hope. >> if they're not providing willingly congress should subpoena them and if they're not in existence, if this was yet another fabrication by the president he needs
clean. >> reporter: the president ignoring a growing chorus of critics, addressing graduates at liberty university. >> there will be times in your life you want quit, you want to go home perhaps to that wonderful mother sitting back there watching you and say "mom, i can't do it, i can't do it. just never quit. >> reporter: mr. trump opposes a special prosecutor or independent commission to handle the russia investigation but nearly 80% of americans support the idea, including the senate's top democrat chuck schumer saying he would back an effort to block any fbi nominee any a special prosecutor is named. >> i think there are a lot of democrats who feel that way. >> reporter: and this morning, the former director of national intelligence about threats from overseas and from president trump himself. >> our institutions are under assault both externally
russian interference in our election system and as well our institutions are under assault internally. >> reporter: i spoke to white house officials, they don't have any immediate response to that comment but several of the president's top cabinet officials are backing him up. nikki haley saying as ceo of the country mr. trump can hire and fire whoever he wants and secretary of state rex tillerson saying he's "devoted to helping the president achieve his objectives." savannah, matt, back to you. >> peter alexander at the white house. thank you. nbc news national political correspondent steve kornacki is with us with a closer look at the contenders for the next fbi chief. let's see who may be on top of the list and who the dark horses might be. >> we have a big list. more than a dozen, a couple different categories we can put these in. politicians. this would be unusual, basically unprecedented to have an fbi director who comes from the ranks of eld
cornyn, texas republican senator, he's supposedly part of the process, the criticism is there is supposed to be a wall between the fbi and politics. this could be a fight if trump went with any of these names. much more traditional, somebody who fits the mold a department of justice background, michael garcia of new york, he fits both of those. so that's somebody traditionally you might look rat. you heard lindsey graham. you heard him say you want someone who can get a running start who's either already there or nose that background. andrew mccabe is in the background. the problem could be the question of loyalty to trump. he backed comey last week. would trump want to turn around and give him a ten-year term. then you have mike rogers the former congressman but former fbi agent, he was endorsed by the association representing fbi agents. that might be a name as well to keep an eye on. >> well done, mr. kornacki, thank you.
vowing to tighten the screws on north korea after its technical assistance of a ballistic missile. the regime releasing new video of the test. the launch supervised by kim jong-un himself. bill neely with the latest now. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. another week, another launch from the north koreans but this one was different. for a start it didn't fail and it appears to be a new type of rocket with a longer range, one that north korea says can carry a nuclear warhead. it was north korea's seventh test this year of a missile it says can reach u.s. military bases in the pacific. it flew high and long. the pride of leader kim jong-un who was pictured with it and applauding its launch, according to north korea. it's boasting this rocket can carry a large and heavy nuclear warhead it was different because it flew hi
than 400 miles out close to russia suggesting that north korea's missile range is growing and sparking condemnation of the launch and the leader who ordered it. >> i think you have to get in kim jong-un's head. he's in a state of paranoia, i think it was a message to south korea after the election and so we'll continue to tighten the screws. he feels it. >> north korea is banned from any rocket launch by the u.n. but it ignores that, four tests in two months have failed but its arsenal is growing, so, too, the pace of its tests and its threats to carry out a seventh nuclear test. the u.s. says its patience with north korea is over, but president trump also said he'd be
under the right circumstances. just before this rocket test, north korea said it's prepared for direct talks with the u.s. if the conditions are right. >> he can say all the conditions are right, until he meets the conditions we want, we're not sitting down with them. >> reporter: so expect new sanctions with north korea, though it says nothing will stop its nuclear program. the rocket wasn't powerful enough to reach the west coast of the u.s. and there's no evidence it can carry a nuclear warhead as the north koreas say but military analysts belief this was another technological advance. north korea as ever defiant and dangerous, savannah? >> what can the world do? what are the plans? >> well, the u.n. security council meets tomorrow to work out exactly what to do. the white house says because the rocket landed closer to russia than japan, the president can't imagine russia is pleased -- and it's not. th
talking in china but he's saying we need to talk to north korea and stop scaring it. president trump is pressuring china, north korea's only ally, to do more because one thing is clear, u.n. sanctions aren't stopping kim jong-un. the question, as he said is, what on earth will. savannah, matt? >> bill neely in london, thank you. in the meantime, president trump's revised travel ban goes back to court in seattle today. the administration wants an appeals court to reverse a march ruling by a federal judge in hawaii. that judge blocked the ban from going into effect. the president's order would bar entry to foreign nationals from six majority muslim count freeze 90 days. it would suspend the admission of refugees. president trump says the restrictions are a key part of the plan to keep out potential terrorists. the state of hawaii contends the order is a thinly veiled ban on muslims. to a new problem for united airlines. it's issuing securit
pilots and flight attendants worldwide saying its procedures for gaining access to the cockpit were apparently compromised. nbc's come costello covers aviation, what are you learned? >> so united, like all airlines, safeguards that information about keypad codes and procedures to get on to a cockpit but that information got out over the last few days. the airline is trying to fix the problem but reminding its employees under no circumstances can they share this sensitive information united airlines insists it wasn't a hack but its confidential procedures for gaining access leaked. the airline is moving foost shore up its procedures. that could mean reprogramming the keypads on every cockpit door with new access codes. veteran pilot captain john cox. >> something like this investigation getting in the wrong hands is something they
since 9/11, every flight deck door on every commercial aircraft has been reinforced with steel. new planes come off the assembly lines with tougher, fortified doors. to gain access, crew members must enter a secret keypad code and airlines have their own confidential procedures for opening the door to flight attendants while if the air. if a pilot leaves the airlines, many airlines require flight attendants to block the isle with a food cart. >> we are trained to be vigilant and our pro see yours are to remain in constant contact with the cabin. >> reporter: in a statement, united airlines tells nbc news the safety of our customers and crew as our top priority and united utilizes a number of measures to keep our flight deck secure beyond door access information. this protocol ensures our cockpits remain secure. critical since united planes take off with passengers 4,500
times each day. united says it's notified the faa of the breach. it doesn't believe and security sources don't believe the information fell into the hands of terrorists but they say they can take no chance. back to you. >> scary. tom, thank you very much. i have to admit i love this story. now to the kid from kalamazoo who became a baseball legend honored during a mother's day ceremony at yankee stadium. derek jeter was joined by hiss family as the team retired his iconic number 2. he thanked fans who cheered him for decades. >> i learned that time flies, memories fade but family is forever. and i'll be eternally grateful to be a part of the yankee family. i can't thank you enough. thank you very much. >> a nice day at the stadium, it was mother's day. one woman from the crowd held
i love derek jeter." [ laughter ] apparently couldn't be home for that one. >> good job reading that, i thought we might need tissues for you. >> we cheered him on. so many great memories on the field. >> the memories he gave us won't fade. what a guy. >> speaking of classy guys -- >> we're going to have baseball weather aren't we, this week? >> yes, we will. we have to get through a couple days and a lot of folks in the northeast will experience what our friends in the midwest and the plains have been experiencing, above-normal temperatures, boston today 61, new york city around 66. the jet stream will take a dip, boston 75, new york 80, cincinnati 85 and the latter part of the week, we may see records along the i-95 corridor. 80s on thursday in boston, near 90 in new york city and philadelphia and d.c. but
where the jet stream dips down to the south. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. good morning, everybody, a beautiful day outside, plenty of sunshine, refreshing northwest breeze out there. a little cool, temperatures in the 40s and low 50s. mid to upper 40s in the shenandoah valleys. it's closer to 50 to low 50s around town. great day to be outside today. sunny, breezy at t
as 25 to 30 miles per hour later this afternoon but yes, indeed, big heat coming our way. it should be back to near 90 by wednesday. >> that's your latest weather, guys? >> al, thanks. coming up, the dispute over a birthday cake that got one family booted from a jetblue flight. why the airline is not apologizing for this one. and our emotional interview with the parents and brother of the penn state student who died in an apparent case of hazing. what they want to see happen to the students involved and what they hope all families will learn from their tragedy. but first, this is "today" on nbc. pe all parents will learn fm their tragedy. first this, is "today" on nbc.
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our thoughts are with him for sure. >> let's get the latest on the death of 19-year-old student in february. we sat down with his parents and brother last night. we're going to hear from them in a moment. but first, how the tragedy unfolded. these pictures show a vibrant life cut tragically short. 19-year-old timothy piazza died in february during an alcohol-fuelled pledge ritual known as the gauntlet. now 18 members of the fraternity beta theta pi are charged in his death. >> they made the pledges run from station to station and drink enormous amounts of alcohol. >> reporter: surveillance video shows pledges shotgunning beers and drinking from vodka bottles. after more than an hour, piazza is seen severely staggering drunkenly toward the basement steps. the brothers hear him fall and carry him back to
one brother testifies he demanded they take piazza to the hospital but he's shoved to a wall and asked to leave. at 11:53 p.m., a group text is sent around. "tim piazza might actually be a problem. going to need help." but nothing happens. piazza stands for a final time, staggering again toward the basement. later in the morning he's found there cold to the touch. finally the brothers call for help, nearly 12 hours after piazza first fell but it was too late. now our emotional conversation with timothy piazza's parents jim and evelyn and his brother mike who will be a senior at penn state next year. we began by talking about the disturbing timeline of the fateful night. >> it was horrific this wasn't boys being boys, matt. this was men who intended to force feed
alcohol into other young men and what happened throughout the night was just careless disregard for human life. they basically treated our son as road kill and a rag doll. >> nobody should consume that much alcohol. that's -- that's torture. >> there are videotapes. that house has an internal video system that was pretty extensive. how much of the video have you seen? >> we haven't seen the video yet, matt and i don't really want to see it. but i will tell you this, if the board trustees and the president sit down to watch the video with me, i'll watch it. >> you don't want to see it alone as a parent. >> no. >> but you would watch it with someone who could make decisions to make a different. >> absolutely, i don't want see it as a parent because i feel like it will be incredibly painful and the last
for 12 hours and dying a slow and painful death. >> i'm watching you as your husband talks about what is on the video. because of how inebriated tim was, he fell a number of times. and up with of those falls was down a staircase that was 15 feet long. he was severely injured and for 12 hours -- >> they slapped him, they threw water in his face, they sat on him. >> they punched him in the gut where the ruptured spleen was. >> trying to wake him up, snap out of it, sober out of it. >> they did a sternum rub. somebody knew what a sternum rub was and knew that if he didn't react to it there's a significant issue. they did nothing about it. >> when did you realize something was wrong? >> one of his roommates called me to see if i knew where he was because he hadn't come home so i
called the hospital just to see and the woman on the phone told me he was in the emergency room so i went over there immediately and when i got there i found out pretty quickly how serious it wa was. >> were you the one who called your folks? >> i had to call my mom to let her know that he was severely injured and that they were going to fly him to the hershey medical center because it was so severe they couldn't treat him there. >> when was the first time you saw tim? >> he was in surgery and then they -- the doctors came out and they basically sat us down and said he had a non-recoverable brain injury so we knew he wasn't going to make
they let us go in and see him. we talked to him a bit, we held his hand, a tear came to his eye and i said to the doctor "can he hear us?" and the doctor said "maybe. we relieved a lot of pressure, maybe." but frankly i don't know if i want to know if he heard us or not because if he heard us, he knew he was going to die. >> and there was nothing they could do? >> no, the damage was too severe, the bleeding had been too long. >> did you ask the surgeons or the doctors had he been brought to you -- >> yes. >> -- an hour, two hours, four hours, six hours, would the outcome have been different? >> i said those exact words. i said if he was brought here earlier, would the outcome be different and the doctors said yea yeah. >> so those 12 hours that he was left on a couch, on the floor wherever it was in
fraternity house when no one picked up the phone and called 911, that's what made the difference? >> yes. >> yeah, they killed him. >> when the funeral came around did any of those fraternity pledges or fraternity potential brothers come to the tune value in. >> no one from the fraternity or from penn state came to the wake or the funeral. >> no official from penn state university reached out and said i'm going to be there, i want to show up at this young man's wake or funeral? >> no, no. when i met with -- when we met with the president a few days afterwards i brought him a copy of the mass book with tim's picture on it and i slid it across the table and i said "here, since no one had the time to come to the services, i thought you might want to see this." >> what did he say? >> he just kind of took a deep breath and sat back in his chair and nodded. >> no
why we couldn't come" or "here's why i didn't come" and we truly care or we're truly sorry? >> he might have said he was sorry about what happened, sure, but no one came. >> it's a horrific story. i want to mention, we're doing the interview with mrs. piazza talking about her son on mother's day, it was yesterday. so it was incredibly difficult. they were incredibly strong to do it. in our next half hour they'll open up about what punishment they think the boys charged in this case should face and they're going to tell you what we should tell our own children about that. >> heart wrenching. >> underscoring that penn state -- nobody showed up, that was just one more thing. >> heartless. >> we look forward to that part of the interview, we want to switch ears, not easy to do but we have to get to our weather report. >> we have severe weather in the plains stretching from minnesota down to as
hail, upper midwest may see a few tornados and tomorrow we up the number to nine million from minneapolis to san angelo. we'll watch the system push out from the plains into the midwest. a second round moves in tuesday and then again into wednesday. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good monday morning, sunny and 55, it's breezy already, it will stay breezy through the ash. elsewhere we have spots in the upper 49s. 46 manassas so you might want a light jacket but we will be warming up through the afternoon. 68 degrees if you're dining out, sunny and breezy later today the mid-70s. tomorrow low 80s but then then we get into the 90s wednesday and thursday. coming up, the dispute over a birthday cake that got
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"traffic is driving me nuts. i'm going to build a tunnel boring machine and start digging." for anyone who thought that was just talk, think again. look at this. shortly after, musk created the boring company and showed his vision of an underground tunnel that would transport cars at high speeds bypassing interstate congestion overhead. now in a series of new instagram posts, musk showed his vision is closer to becoming a reality. he tweets "entry hole, staging area for boring machine one now complete." another post says "boring machine segments have been lowered into the starter tunnel." these photos led up to a video which he posted with a warning that says "this may cause motion sickness and seizures for some" and a lot of people said that. but it shows the test run of the electric sled that would carry cars up to 125 miles per hour meaning you could go from los angeles international airport to westwood, california, about ten
interstate, in just five minutes. musk right now is focusing on tunnel travel between l.a.x. and a few select cities but the company's longer term plan includes a network that would cover the entire greater -- >> all right, make that stop. >> get that off the screen. >> daniel sums it up "nice to see innovation is on the rise, the future is here. i have a flight at laguardia later today, i would do anything for that tunnel. >> there are tunnels. the holland tunnel, i was in that for 45 minutes yesterday. >> i hope he checks with somebody first. doesn't he need per in addition? >> you're in your living room and a boring machine goes underneath. >> "did you hear something in the basement? ". >> we didn't think we had a basement. we do now. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, using twitter to predict how bad flu season will be. we'll explain that in a few minutes. on mattress firmness? fortunately there's a bed where you
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good morning, a nice start to the work week, temperatures in the mid-50s. low 50s and upper 40s on the. ma. 48 gaithersburg, 55 in the district. today breezy, sunny, 76. tomorrow warming to the low 80s. wednesday and thursday we here in the low 90s but going into the weekend we do cool down a bit so far. it does look dry. eun? >> thank you, sheena. another local news update in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show after this short break.
it's it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, look out before you log on. a massive attack on computer systems spreading around the world this morning. from schools to hospitals to offices. millions logging in for the first time since friday facing cyber thieves, holding their information for ransom. what you need to know. plus, kicked off a flight over cake? a family's vacation over before it began. >> we didn't do anything. >> we didn't know! >> this incident on jetblue just the latest in a string of passenger confrontations caught on tape. star-studded morning. robert
pfeiffer stop by studio 1a to talk about bringing the bernie madoff to tv. >> why are they making it seem like i'm involved? >> they're out for blood. >> and the new kids on the block kick off the week with a huge concert on the plaza. today monday, may 15, 2017. ♪ >> let's hear it for the front row, new kids on the block! [ cheers and applause ] >> you have great signs, donnie, she wants a hug! are we celebrating? >> happy birthday to me! best trip ever! >> when was your very first new kids on the block concert? >> my first concert was in 1989. >> i love your dress. >> >> and i love new kids on the block. >> it's almost time. i want to know one thing -- who's most excited about new kids on the
[ cheers and applause ] the 15th day of may, 2017. yeah, that's new kids on the block standing behind us on stage. just another monday concert here. >> oh, my gosh. >> oh, man. >> they have nothing on them. i hear a lot of screams. >> this is like my generation. >> and this morning's concert is just the beginning. tomorrow morning, the zac brown band will take over the plaza. >> a lot of music to look forward to but here's the news at 8:00. i'm kelly cobiella. american companies hoping to avoid the fate of millions
up to find they're infected. the cyber attack has frozen computer networks in 150 countries including the u.s. affecting hospitals, transport systems, telecom companies and universities. fedex said its computers were affected. it encrypts files then demands money to get access to those files. it's based on a hole in microsoft's security. hackers stole it last summer and released it online. over the weekend, a 22-year-old british cyber researcher found a kill switch and along with an american slowed down the virus. some industry experts say this attack is most likely the work of russian-speaking
criminals president vladimir putin weighing in saying russia is not involved. matt? >> kelly, thank you very much. more now of our conversation with the family of timothy piazza. the pen state student who died during an alcohol-fuelled fraternity pledging ritual. 18 young men are facing charges. do you see them being equally culpable? and by that i mean those who told him to drink the alcohol and those who stepped over his body when he was in that desperate condition. >> i think it's up to the jury. >> what about in your heart? >> i think they're all morally culpable. >> most men charged are 19, 20 years old.
>> that's our son. we're not going to see him ever again. assuming he'd live till 90, he's lost 70 years of his life. >> doesn't get to graduate, doesn't get married. >> and to those who would say "these are young men, too and you shouldn't throw their lives out." >> they threw their lives out, matt. don't do the crime if you can't do the time. we didn't ask them to do that to our son. >> i have three kids, two of them are teenagers. i need to talk to them about this. what would you want me to say to my almost 16-year-old son? >> do the right thing. understand what happened here and if ever you're in a situation where somebody needs help, help them. it's a phone call away. there's no reason to not help somebody in need. just a couple
state that says in part "our hearts go out to the family, this is heart wrenching to the family and our entire community." now, i asked the piazzas if they plan to file a civil suit. they say they have engaged an attorney but right now they're focusing on the criminal cases. they're also establishing a foundation in timothy's name. you can learn more about that foundation on our web site. >> i get the sense from them that they want this to hopefully lead the some greater good because they have lost so much and i know they don't want to do so in vain. >> exactly right. we move on, we've been talking about this airline incident making headlines again. a new jersey family who says they were kicked off a jetblue flight to las vegas over a birthday cake they brought on to the plane. but this morning the airline is saying there's more to the story. here's nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: this morning, another day, another video of an angry flyer. >> my kids are upset and now we've got to sit here. >> reporter: cameron busa
his family's surprise trip to las vegas. >> for a cake? a cake. >> reporter: the birthday treat for his wife was part of his carry-on luggage on flight 611. >> i want to see las vegas. >> you want to see las vegas. i want to see las vegas, too. >> reporter: before takeoff, burke says flight attendants told them to move it twice which he says he did. >> we didn't do anything. >> we didn't know! >> reporter: burke contends the flight attendants weren't satisfied with the cake's location. >> i moved the cake, it's a birthday cake. >> reporter: that's when he took out hiss phone and started recording. >> i understand that. i'm not comfortable about being the cause of this. >> reporter: police officers were called on board. >> unfortunately we got it reported to us, no one did anything wrong, okay. everyone will be okay and unfortunately they're going to have to rebook everyone. >> reporter: rebook everyone? the burkes were kicked off the flight by the airline and given a full refund. for its
news "during boarding the customers stowed their cake and other items in an overhead bin reserved for safety and emergency equipment and refused multiple requests from the crew to remove the items." adding "the customers became agitated, cursed and yelled at the crew and made false accusations about a crew member's fitness to fly." >> what happens in vegas stays in vegas, huh? this is new york, we didn't even get there. >> jetblue says the video doesn't depict the entire incident and the captain says the customers' behavior demonstrated a risk for additional escalation in the air. once again, we have tensions going on in the flying public. >> absolutely. up next, water war, what some of oprah's well-known neighbors are accusing her of doing. then two of the biggest names in hollywood take on the biggest ponzi scheme in u.s. history. robert de niro, michelle pfeiffer stop buy to talk "wizar
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[ cheers and applause ] >> stev . >> we're back to the water war brewing between stars in california. >> neighbors of oprah winfrey are questioning how much water she's pumped out of the ground. here's nbc's gadi schwartz. >> having great shoes or cars or houses or square footage doesn't fill up your life. it doesn't. but living a life of substance can. >> reporter: oprah winfrey speaking to graduates at agnes scott college. >> having compassion is at the top of the list. >> reporter: but some say her compassion is missing. oprah's sprawling $50 million estate at the center of a community dispute. she bought a farm next door that came with two water wells but two wells wasn't enough so win friday drilled another and in as long as you don't live by the ocean almost anyone can get
drill permit. >> thousands of wells have been drilled without any monitoring that's provided to the county or local water agencies. we have thousands of straws into an aquifer that provides water to the public and we don't know how much water is being taken out. >> reporter: win friday's well permits are raising eyebrows in the community including the wife of oscar winning actor jeff bridges saying "i would love to find out what's going on up there, i don't know who knows because permits are only applied for after the fact." another neighbor suggest eed winfrey bought the farm so she could extract massive amounts of water from the aquifer below it. winfrey says this property was bought to prevent it from being developed by somebody else and they are using less water than the previous owners. "we have taken step to concern water, let acreage go brown and used drought resistant nd
those who get the water from the district are fined if they use too much but those with their own wells have no restrictions. >> we need to at the very least require people to meter their wells so we know how much water is being drawn out of the area that the public depends on for meeting basic water needs. >> for "today," gadi schwartz, montecito, california. >> we'll have to figure out what goes on there. we'll get to other stories trending today. first up, a danger lurking in many fruit bowls across the country. what is it? it's the avocado, the delicious avocado. specifically a condition they're calling avocado hand. this occurs when the knife you're slicing your avocado with slips into your hands. >> oh! >> meryl streep fell victim to this in 2012. see her hand bandaged. doctors are calling on warning labels to be put on calve caddos. there's only one person who can help us through in a crisis like
>> martha stewart, she's here with a large knife and an avocado. how do we do it? >> well, here, protect yourself with a damp cloth. that will prevent the avocado from slipping and your knife from cutting your hand. i've cut my hand twice in the past so i now take precautions. use a small knife not a giant chef knife. >> that's what i use. >> every video shows giant chef knives. so cut the avocado in half around the pit. there's a big pit inside every avocado, as we all know and now twist the avocado in half like that. >> beautiful. >> now before you go smashing -- >> that's what i do. >> because it slips off the pit. your knife has to be really sharp so put this back in your wet cloth, cover your hand and just go like that and twist and the avocado pit -- well, there. >> you need a bigger knife. >> no, no, it's not
knife, the pit was loose to start with. and to slice it up, work on your board and your board should not slip. i have a wet cloth underneath my board. >> i learned that from marsha. >> a sticky shelf liner under your board. it helps a lot. then cut off the stem end because that, too, gets in your way, that little hard stem end and cut cut it in quarters. just be careful. the main thing is to be careful. you can peel the skin off this way with your fingers leaving you with a nice wedge to slice up or you can take the point of your knife and, again, be careful and just slice right down to the tip. >> should you have in the the cloth right now? >> no, you don't have to if you're careful. >> or you might go with the cloth to be safe. >> martha -- >> take a little spoon and take this out with a spoon. >> we're going to go on because if we don't
>> martha's going to make homemade tortilla chips. >> we're on the avocado channel. >> we have nice slices here. it's very simple. don't cut yourself. go to the emergency room and get stitches if you do. >> thank you, martha. words you can live by. thank you, martha. >> thank you. >> let's move on, it seems every year scientists try to predict when the flu season will hit and how bad it will be. researchers at northeastern university have figured out how to do just that using twitter looking at 50 million tweets using flu, coughing and other unmentionables like vomit the data shows what type of flu is occurring and how contagious it was. they were able to reliably predict the flu season two years in a row using the strategy. doesn't that mean they predic
>> i wondered that, too, but i assumed flu is here so now we think it will next be here. so they knew where it was -- >> using predictive. >> let's move over to pop start. >> and the next installments of the pirates of the caribbean series is set to come out and the franchise released this image of one of the new characters in the movie. can you guess who it is? >> no. >> it's paul mccartney. he has a cameo on "dead men tell no tales." no word on his role. the movie comes out may 26. as we all know, sunday was mother's day and many celebrities took to social media to share how they spent the holiday. reese witherspoon sharing this sweet snap from when her kids were younger. she took a moment to let them know how grateful she is to be their mom. jennifer lopez also shared a picture of her with her kids wishing everyone a happy mother's day. justin
to marvel at his wife jessica biel walking their son sylas on the beach and elton john taking an instagram to appreciate his mom. the two had been in a long feud but they are now back in touch. very cute, that's your pop start. >> dylan, thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> we're getting a breakdown of the omega block so chilly and cool in the corners of the country, above average in the mid-section of the u.s. but the good news is we'll see a change. again, minneapolis 75, new orleans 87. boston 61, billings 64 but we will see that warmup starting tomorrow throughout the northeast and into the northern plains. later in the week we'll keep that warm weather going. philadelphia, boston, but cool out in albuquerque on into salt lake city. that's what's going on ad
happening in your neck of the goods. >> it's sunny outside, temperatures in the 50s. afternoon highs in the low and mid-70s. on the breezy side today, northwest winds up near 30 miles per hour at times so you may want to hold on to your hairpiece a little bit today. for tomorrow a light wind, plenty of sunshine back into the 80s. if you like summertime, heat is coming for the middle of the week. wednesday up near 90. thursday 92. next chance for rain is friday. and that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you very much. to rossen reports, this morning new technology to stop cars that get out of control. >> today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here to show thus new technology. >> good morning. this can happen in an instant. you're sitting down for dinner at a restaurant or grocery shopping, even just inside your local convenience store when suddenly we've seen the videos, a car comes crashing through the door, even
happens more often than you think. in fact, new crashes just over this past weekend. according to the store front safety counsel, 60 crashes a day with more than 4,000 people injured and up to 500 killed each year if thfrom this. but this morning, we're getting a look at new technology designed to stop a moving car before it hits you. new york, watch this minivan barrel through the entrance of this convenience store. this man is shopping inside, pinned between the aisles, he escapes, injured but alive. in texas, another out-of-control car plowing through the doors of this convenience store. miraculously, this boy is able to walk away. and in california, this car slams into a grocery store, missing this customer by just inches. it happens all over everyday, cars charging into store fronts.
restaurants. even bringing down an entire building. many of these accidents happen even with crash barriers installed out front. and this is what most of those barriers look like across the country, you probably recognize it outside your favorite stores. yellow, basically a steel pipe with concrete filled in the middle. mike tram with traffic guard. you're a company that manufactures barriers. >> we do. >> you said these aren't effective. why? >> they fail repeatedly across the united states and today we're trying to find out why. >> that brings me to why we're here, texas a&m's transportation institute. they're doing a crash test. we have a crash test car about 200 yards down that way. they're going to fling that car into this at about 20 miles an hour. sparking lot speed, to see what happens. let's get out of the way. the research team gets to work, loading up the crash car. remember, they're about to test what's in front of many
it's coming. oh! it went right through it. >> right through it. >> watch that again. the the car knocks it down like a bowling pin. anyone on the other side would be hit and injured. but now and all-new design that promises to stop this. what makes this so much better? >> this stainless steel barrier is much stronger than concrete filled. it will last longer, lower maintenance. >> it doesn't rust? >> exactly right. >> concrete when something hits it, it snaps, whereas this has give? >> absolutely. >> let's gut out of the way, see if it works. they send the car down the same track again at 20 miles per hour. this will be a big hit for a parking lot. >> big. >> here we go. wow. let's take a look. >> that's awesome. >> it stopped the car but not only will you be safe inside the store, which we have back here, even if you're a pedestrian standing right here you'd be
everybody at 30 miles per hour. it stopped it. it stopped it there, too. the new technology that may be coming to a store near you so this doesn't happen to you. those videos are dramatic. believe it or not, there is no federal regulation here which means the crash barriers, concrete or stainless steel, aren't required at most stores and businesses nationwide. the store front safety council hoping that these changes will happen before more people get hurt. >> a big, big difference. >> it really is. >> jeff, thank you very much. up next, stick around for this. new kids on the block are here, fan favorites, they'll be live and everybody is ready. first, let's get a check of your local news and weather.
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>> donnie's so happy. let's get a check of the weather with al. >> all these times! >> today's weather is brought to you by walgreens. let's check it out, show you what you have for the your week ahead the way it's shaping up. chilly in the northeast, severe storms in the northern plains into texas. wet weather in the pacific northwest. as we get into the midweek period we'll see things warming up along the eastern third of the country. heavy rain in the northern plains. sunshine as we get toward the end of the week, widespread showers in the mid-atlantic states into texas, mountain snows in the central rockies, western third of the country looking darn good. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. a nice start to our monday. plenty of sunshine today temperatures in the mid-50s for most of the area but
through the afternoon, plenty of sun staying nice and dry, 68 degrees by lunchtime it will be nice if you want to be outside eating. mid-70s, breezy, tomorrow warmer, low 80s, look at the heat coming wednesday and thursday. it will feel like summer but we cool down into the weekend. >> get that weather any time you need it, check out our friend at the weather channel on cable. matt? >> back in 2008, one of the most trusted men on wall street,er e bernie madoff, admitted he was behind the largest fraud in u.s. history. he was sentenced to 150 years in prison for his ponzi scheme that bilked investors of $65 billion. while his wife ruth and two sons mark and andrew faced financial ruin and questions over how much they knew about the scandal. this is the subject of a gripping new hbo movie starring robert de niro as bernie madoff and michelle pfeiffer as his wife ruth. take a oo
>> you can't my bookkeeper. >> i did maintain the records the first year. >> that was in 1960. it was just you and me. you weren't even a real bookkeeper. >> but i'm just saying don't make it seem like i didn't pitch in because i came back, remember -- >> but then we hired a real bookkeeper. we hired a real book keeper. >> right. so why are they making it seem like i -- like i'm involved with all this stuff? >> because they're out for blood, honey, that's why. anybody in the know knows you weren't the mastermind, that's nonsense. do you remember the first time you heard about this scandal. what you thought about the scope of this and what this guy must have been like? >> was it around christmas, just before christmas? >> it was. >> yeah, it was all over the news, it was pretty -- you couldn't avoid being aware of it. >> he wasn't the first guy who bilked people out of a lot of money but there was something about this story that
all of our attention. >> billions and billions of dollars. >> $65 billion worth of attention. >> right. >> so much was written about it, so much was said about it, michelle, what new did you want to come out in this movie? >> well, i think the court of public opinion believes that ruth and the boys were involved and even as she says, she somehow ridiculously masterminded the whole thing and it couldn't be further for from the truth and i think for all of us it was very important that their story be told because anyone who was involved in any way, anybody who had written about it, who had researched it, who knew them there wasn't one person who believed they knew anything about it. >> that's the question i hear
more than any other question, you met ruth and it must have been an interesting meeting because i understand she was not that happy about this movie being maid. what was the time with her like? >> she was guarded, understandably so, but incredibly gracious. i was really surprised that she was actually willing to meet me and i just spent time with her. my intent wasn't to present her with any probing questions, i felt like she had been victimized enough by the media. i certainly didn't want to add to her torture but -- so i just wanted to observe her and we just spent about an hour agent and i wanted to get a sense of her. >> coming away from that as you said you have no doubt in your mind that she knew nothing about the fraud her husband perpetuated?
[001:35:59;00] conversation but everything that i had read, everything book -- there have been books written on it. trust me, they wanted to indict ruth and her boys. if they had any ounce of incriminating information, they would have. >> by the way, let's never forget the victims of his fraud but think about what happened to this family. i mean, bernie madoff lost everything, his life -- >> well, the family was also victims of the fraud. >> exactly. you had a son who who committed suicide, another son who died of a disease that had to be complicated by the stress of carrying around the madoff name. >> it was in remission, he had supposedly been cured so i'm sure the stress he had helped bring that back. >> and you have to remember that ruth madoff for a while, and it's depicted in that scene they showed to start, they were together, she too old by him at
the beginning and as a result paid a huge price with her sons. >> this is -- what was she 14 when they met? >> yeah, 14. >> he was her first and only love and there's a line in the film where she says "you're my whole life." her memories were all of him and she didn't know anything else and i think, you know, once you love someone that deeply, it doesn't just end no matter what they do. >> i remember we did an interview about something else at the time you were shooting this and you shaved that hair back. it's uncanny how much you seem to look like him. >> there are some scenes in the movie, i was just telling him, that i had to do a double take and think, oh, did they use real foot only? because he looks so much like him. >> well, you know, when you do that shaving -- i did the shaving the head because when you put a -- what you call a -- bald cap, you always know if you
look carefully you can see it have to do that to get the real effect and so on and. >> i did this for a movie, it hasn't grown back yet. still waiting. robert and michelle, thank you very much. "the wizard of lies" airs may 20 on hbo. savannah? >> matt, thank you. you know how many people want to switch someplace place s with m? coming up next, new kids on the block. but first, this is "today" on
nbc. intelligent technology can help protect it. the all-new audi q5 is here. [ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: the city concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. we are back with a special monday concert on our citi stage with a medley of their hit songs, ladies and gentlemen, new
kids on the block. ♪ please don't go girl, you will ruin my whole world ♪ tell me you'll stay, never ever go away ♪ ladies and gentlemen, the incomparable jordan knight. ♪ i love you, i guess i always will ♪ and girl, oh, baby, you're my best friend, you're my love within ♪ i just want you to know that i
will always love you [ cheers and applause ] >> new york city, do we got a new cover girl in the house? where's all my cover girls? ♪ i get up in the morning and i see your face girl ♪ you're looking so good, everything's in place [ cheers and applause ] ♪ don't you know that i'll never leave your side girl [ cheers and applause ] ♪ won't you stay here with me and be my bride girl ♪ ♪ don't you know i only want to be with you, you're the one who
makes me feel the you do ♪ oh, she's my cover my cover girl ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ oh, oh, oh, the right stuff ♪ first time was a great time, second time was a blast ♪ third time i fell in love now it won't will last ♪ you got the right stuff, love the way you turn me on ♪ you got the right stuff, baby, you're the reason why i sing this song ♪ all that i needed was you oh, girl, you're so right ♪ and all that i wanted was you, you made all, oh, oh, oh, oh,
♪ oh, oh, stuff ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ the right stuff [ cheers and applause ] >> come on, y'all, new york, put your hands together, come on. everybody. ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, ♪ listen up everybody if you want to take a chance ♪ just get on the floor do the new kids dance ♪ don't worry bout nothing cause it won't take long ♪ we're going to put you in a
trance with a funky song ♪ hanging tough, hanging tough, hanging tough ♪ nernot ♪ everybody in the house now, come on ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ baby put your hands up, put your hands up ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh [ cheers and applause ] >> new york! >> much more music from new kids on the block, but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ hanging tough
new kids on the block released their album they're still going strong. >> they look good, too. their latest ep was released and they have just kicked off their new tour. >> the new kids, jonathan, joey, donnie, danny and jordan. every time you're here it rains so you finally did something right. >> not too late, we need a couple drops. >> what's it like? i mean, after all these years, you're in ohio over the weekend. what's it like? >> better than ever. having matured, not just being kids, we're much more grateful and thankful for every moment. every sold out show. this is exciting.
>> you other on the road with bo boyz ii men, paula abdul. and we have a surprise for everybody. guess who's here today? paula abdul is in the house. [ cheers and applause ] >> there she is. >> get over there, paula! so you guys just started the tour, paula, you're out with these guys, are they keeping you in line or vice versa? >> they're keeping me in line. >> what's it like for you to be on tour? >> it's incredible connecting with the fans. >> she's amazing, amazing. >> we feel so honored she's on the tour. >> equally for me. i feel blessed and i love you. >> your fans are as excited as ever. this fan right here i had to administer cpr. >> i don't have any questions, i just wanted to stand here. >> what are you going to perform
for us now? >> our new single from our new "one more night." . things are going to get hotter now. >> here we go. this within is for the real fans on the block. ♪ she gets me jai alaiing on my bed with that look in her eye ♪ reading the signs, i'm riding every curve with her into the ♪ light, i can't control myself, can't think of no one else ♪ it's like we lose ourselves, every touch ♪ staring into your eyes, some kind of paradise ♪ don't have to say good-bye
♪ give me one you, one more night to ♪ love you, give me one more night to love you ♪ one more night to love you ♪ oh, oh, give me one more night to love you ♪ ♪ i close my eyes, silhouette of you dancing in my mind ♪ oh, yeah, girl you're so my type ♪ and making love to you is like watching stars align ♪ i can't control myself, can't think of no one else, it's like we lose ourselves ♪ every time, staring into your eyes, some kind of paradise, don't to say good-bye
♪ give me one more night to lo ♪ give me one more night to love you, babe ♪ give me one more night to love you, one more night ♪ to love you ♪ oh, oh, oh, give me one more night to love you ♪ oh, oh give me one for night to love you ♪ tell me your fantasies, all of your darkest desires ♪ i'll be the one who can give you whatever you like ♪ come put your hands on my body, let's do this thing ♪ one more time give me one more night to love you, one more night to love you
♪ give me one for night you, one more night to love you ♪ one for night, give me one more night to love you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> hear more from new kids on the block and all our summer concert artists at applemusic.com/today. we're back on a monday morning, this is "today" on nbc. . >> new kids on the block.
we're back on a monday morning. this is "today" on nbc. women in cincinnati, you [ cheers and applause ] >> guys, thank you so much, great to see you. >> great to see you! >> we'll be back in one more hour. 8:56 is your time, i'm eun yang. we want to check on the roads right now with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> inbound suitland park way between forestville road and suitland road, that long standing crash, that triple fay federal overnight, all lane have just reopened, university boulevard and dennis have this
back. stay with us. good monday morning. beautiful start to the week, 59 degrees. it's a little windy, though, but we have plenty of sunshine for the rest of the afternoon. elsewhere we're in the mid to upper 50s, 60 in quantico, 55 in leesburg. we go through the afternoon, we'll stay sunny and 76, tomorrow warmer, 82, 90 on wednesday and thursday and we stay sunny and dry, next rain chance comes friday. eun. >> thank you, sheena. let the latest news and
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>> new kids on the block, al. >> hoda co-host the show with my dad. >> those new kids and their newfangled rock 'n roll they're right now changing because they wear those rock 'n roll outfits. >> my cousin lindsay and i, that's all i cared about, new kids on the block. >> i'm a little older than you. they were, what, late '80s? >> yes. >> see, i was working but i've heard their stuff since. they're good. and they've been rocking our block all morning long. >> they're doing a quick outfit change. >> they'll be our co-host. this is the first time we've had a boy band co-host and the biggest number of co-hosts. >> the entire boy band. we've changed our set to accommodate. >> jenna bush would normally be here, jenna bush hager. she is on the blue carpet across the street at radio city music hall for the nbc up fronts where
they announce the new fall tv lineup lineups jenna, you have an old favorite of ours from nbc. >> i wouldn't call her an old favorite, i'd call her a young favorite. >> thank you. >> one of my favorites, mindy kaling. congratulations on your show that was just picked up. what's it like this morning here on just typical monday? >> glamorous. >> we do this every morning, we walk the red carpet or blue carpet. so this is old hat for us. >> we saw the cast of "this is us" i introduced myself. >> this show just got picked up. what's it like? >> it's a funny comedy called "champions" about two brothers who have to raise a son that one of them didn't know they had and i play the mom. we wrote it together. this is charlie grandee and we're excited to be back on nbc. >> this is your return to nbc. we're glad you're back, too. we hope you have a great morning and get to see everybody you
want to see. >> it's ver >> hi, al! >> hi, al! >> hi, mindy. jenna says hi, too, dylan says hi, everybody says hi. >> dylan says hi, too. >> hi, dylan! >> we're going to have much more for you later today. >> thanks so much, jenna. yesterday, of course mother's day, your first mother's day. that had to be so special. >> it was so wonderful, it was everything i could have wanted. it was better than birthday. i came home because there's french toast with strawberries and bacon and sausage. >> i saw the pictures. >> i had that for pictures. i'll give brian credit for ordering it. >> the thought that counts. >> i had a 90-minimaage is at noon, i heard the baby crying in the background and i didn't have to worry about it. flowers. this is post-massage.
it was wonder ful everybody sai brian did a great job next month. >> i don't think that's the reason. i think he's a great dad, a good husband. >> there's my little guy. >> look at that guy. he's so big now, too. >> he's getting big, he looks like he's six months old and he turns five months on wednesday. so excited. what did you do? >> well i actually -- saturday i was worried because of the weather because i was in burlington, vermont doing a commencement address for champlain college so i was able to get out of there early enough and then yesterday we went to church and brunch and we went to see "the great comet of 1812" is that where you sit in the middle. >> yes, and people all around you. >> how does that work? >> it's pretty cool. you're immersed in the audience
and half the orchestra is dancing and singing -- these this stuff. it was kind of crazy. >> awesome. >> we're going to check back with jenna across the street. >> who does she have now? >> you guys are going to be so jealous. >> oh, i am jealous. >> this is the "this is us" cast, one of the best shows of the year and you're back for season two. how does it file? >> it feels great to be back for season two for sure. ready to deliver more of these heartbreaking stories and deep emotions and some laughs and get to talk with people for at least another couple years here so we're excited about it. it's good to see these guys, we haven't seen each other in a while. >> reunited and it feels so good. so mandy, this show has people crying, like they can't believe, including me. y'all ever watch it back and just think, how have we struck this chord? >> i think it's a thank you.
it's a testament t it's such elevated nuanced story telling and it makes our job exponentially easier because of that but we're grateful we're able to touch people with these stories. >> they're telling me to wrap even though i want to talk to all of y'all for so much longer. >> we miss al. we want al out here. >> they want some al roker. >> jenna, send them over here. tell them to come over. >> you want to go over to the studio? come on over to the studio. >> we have a big couch. >> maybe they don't want you that much. >> when it comes right down to it, who does? >> everybody wants al. >> thank you so much, guys. >> we'll check in with you in a bit. meantime, we have this big couch set up for our new kids on the block co-hosts. please welcome danny, donnie, joey, jonathan and jordan. come on in.
>> i heard one person clap. >> hey now, he >> i like the outfit change. >> they said sit on the right and left. i don't know where that is. >> you can sit wherever you want. >> even though you're a donnie gir girl. >> no, this is a moment, you need to have it. >> thanks for that. >> that's magic. >> welcome, guys. awesome concert. i could just -- i need to actually go to your full concert because that wasn't enough for me. >> what's it like being out there on the plaza? >> it's the best. we keep remembering in 2008 we came back after 15 years and it meant everything to be here on this show in this city and the crowds going on forever and launched us back together and it's amazing. >> lessner vous, too. >> really? >> well, when we came back in 2008 we hadn't performed together in 14 years and it was our first appearance, it was in front of millions of people, not
to mention it was like the biggest crowd apparently so it was tense and when the rain came and everything -- >> you jumped back into it. do you remember the moves? did you have to practice together again? >> i think it's different for all of us. i know me personally it's probably going to take me two weeks into the tour to really know where i'm supposed to be on the stage. >> i don't mean any disrespect, but as somebody who is older than all of you, as you go into this now, does it take a little more time for limber? the voices are still there but to do the moves? >> the move reduction process, the goal each tour, it's not that it gets harder, we just make the choreography easier. >> we shift our weight. it's about shifting weight. >> reduce the choreography 20% per tour.
>> it's a great workout. >> you sure do. i'm impressed. coming up, we'll talk more with the guys, including a fashion flash back. plus she has a new tv series and movie, we'll catch up we have longoria after these messages. . because there are options. like an "unjection™". xeljanz xr. a once daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz xr can reduce pain, swelling and joint damage, even without methotrexate. xeljanz xr can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz xr if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts and higher liver tests and cholesterol levels have happened. your doctor should perform blood tests before you start and while taking xeljanz xr, and monitor certain liver tests. tell your doctor if you were in a region where fungal infections are common
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plaza performing he had a pink suit and then >> that's better than the plaid. >> he copied that. i wore that suit to the american music awards. >> did you? >> he didn't copy it but i did wear it. except mine looked more like a pepto-bismol bottle. his is more veldt. >> so you guys have been known for your fashion. we want to go through some of your greatest hits. >> oh, no. >> there you go. >> oh, wow. >> that's a backgammon. you can use backgammon for that thing i'm wearing. >> we have another shot. >> still wearing that jacket. that's hard to forget that jacket. >> we recycled a lot. >> you guys matched each other. you made it your own thing. >> that's okay. >> ironically we never matched in 35 years we never matched until today on the plaza. we went full thsha na na. >> donnie wore a lot of peace signs back then.
>> you did. i had the donnie doll. it had an earring and a peace sign necklace. >> i was pushing the limits of what a doll could be way back then in the late '80s. >> as only you can, donnie. >> i had another new kids item and i have a picture of it. i don't know what it was but there was this -- >> a blanket? >> this nylon sheet. >> it's a door hanger. >> well, my mom tied the ends together and turned it into a jacket. >> is that you? >> yeah. that's just my head. >> i was very excited when i got that. the giant buttons that we saw. i had those buttons. >> vintage. in fact, we like to always play a game with our guests so we're playing secrets from the stage. here comes gerry with the magic disco ball. so we're going to pull these out and ask questions. if you go out to karaoke, do you share the mic or does it get a little vicious?
>> do you go out for >> if there's drinking involved i think john would be up there first. >> that's true. >> and then he'd break the ice and we'd take turns. >> singing your own stuff. >> no? i'm -- my go to is "tiny dancer" by elton john. >> go to tekaraoke? >> i don't know "don't stop believing." >> "dancing queen" by abba. >> "staying alive" by the bee gees. >> you guys have shared many a tour bus, whose hygiene habits are the most questionable. >> ladies and gentlemen! >> come on! come on! >> no one thought twice about that one. >> listen, i believe that pheromones make the world go around and i embrace mine. i'm an anti-deodorizer.
>> but the worst part about it, he's an be like "smell my armpits" and for some reason i have to see is it really bad today. >> so you go in for the whiff? >> enjoy your cheerios, everybody. >> let's show you what's going on with your weather. >> nice transition. >> you smell great, al. >> thank you very much, i'm a very big deodorizer. if you are in the mid-plains and southeast you'll need deodorant. it will warm up in the northeast and the ohio river valley. in the latter part of the week we'll see records from d.c. to boston. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods, good morning. we will be challenging records tworsds wednesday or thursday but we'll be a degree or two short. it will be close. temperatures in the comfy 50s and there's a refreshing northwest breeze so it will be a great day to be outside for
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is and businesswoman who for eight seasons played the juicy role of gabriel solis on one of the most successful shows of all time "desperate housewives." >> now eva longoria will be back on the small screen in the new series "decline and fall" a british comedy set in the 1920s. evaplays a mom who takes a particular interest in her son's new teacher. take a look. >> are you a master here? >> yes. >> do you teach my boy? >> mr. pennyfeather is our newest master and a fine addition to the school. >> oh, you're mr. pennyfeather. >> his ability at music and foreign languages has surprised us all. >> do you like england's cathedrals, sir? >> i like your minstrel lot. >> i could eat you up. [ laughter ] >> good morning. so nice to have you here. >> good morning, hi. >> this is a different role. >> i can't even hear you because these guys are here.
al, you don't exist right >> you don't understand, these guys are my favorite, y'all were my favorite. me and my best friend monica, sorry you're not here. she's very upset she's not here. >> wow. >> this is a huge deal. >> you don't understand. i'm about to get up and start dancing. i might do one of the routine s >> we feel that way about you, al. i know you felt something under the table on your thigh, that was my hand. >> i wanted to be discreet. it's a glass table. >> it was really excited. i filmed this in wales, shooting a british comedy was like a dream of mine and it was so much fun and i thought it was just going to air in the uk and now it's airing here in the united states and i'm very excited about it. >> and your co-host, jack whitehall said he grew up watching test it frwatch ing "despere iva ha a massive crush on you. >> then we had a sex scene.
>> how does that work? >> it was so just said "i grew up with you" and you're like, thank you, i feel older now. he was great, jeff whitehall is an amazing comedian. people always say "when are you coming back to tv?" and i fell like i haven't left with "decline and fall" and then i'm guest starring on "empire" which is a lot of fun. i sleep with people there, too. >> you're getting around. >> so there's a scene. >> does it feel like it's a big challenge, having done a show that was so big -- this was a risky role, playing a period piece and accents and all this stuff. do you feel like the challenge of it -- is there anything you want to prove? >> that's why i did it. because it was a challenge. i always wanted to do a period piece, i always wanted to work in the uk. it's a huge fan base for "desperate housewives" it was our second biggest market outside the united states so to be there it was chaos. i remember one time showing up the first time we went to england -- you guys know how
this feels. and there was crowds all over here?" and they go "you." and i was like, oh, my god. so the fan base of the uk was a lot of fun to play on and to be in this role. everybody there was like, oh, my gosh. >> and on the other end, you have a great film, family drama set inest l.a. called "low riders." >> it's an amazing film set against the low riding culture, stars damian beshear, oscar nominated damian beshear, theo rossi from "sons of anarchy." it's a great film. we exceeded expectations. we opened in limited release and it's just so good and even if you don't know what a low rider is, this film, you'll enjoy it. >> [ humming "low rider" ] >> we know. >> we can't do any more of that or we'll have to pay for it. >> thank you so much. decline and fall is streaming on
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see you in 25 minutes. okay. you know it's a big day around here. nbc nbc is announcing its fall tv lineup add radio city music hall. gener jenna is live right now. i think you're with amy poehler and nick offerman? >> i sure am, are you jealous? your first debut in reality television, the hand made project, is it as spicy as everybody is expecting? >> well, you know, reality -- that's an interesting word. we would probably say unscripted. nick and i are going to host a show where we celebrate people who make things by hand so we are going to try to find the best maker out there in america and we're excited to get
started? >> it's a >> well, i can drive a nail and i'm good with sandpaper but i think less than spicy, it's going to be savory. we want it to be the comfort food of shows. >> and i feel like our country could use some comfort food so thank y'all so much for being here and have fun. >> thank you. >> al? >> nope, al is the one person who's not here. [ laughter ] >> sorry, i can't see you, i'm sure you look beautiful. >> if you have young kids, they probably have at least one of these books in their bedroom "the diary of a wimpy kid" series created by jeff kinney has more than 180 million copies in print. >> that's right, greg is a middle schooler whose problems are related to so many betweens. the three movies in the series
have pulled in $225 million. >> that's >> created the books. and executive produces >> good morning to you both. >> we're off to a solid start here. >> so congratulations on the fourth movie now. why do you think these books and movies resonate with parents and kids so much? >> i think because they're just about childhood. most kids grow up having parents and siblings and pets and teachers and bullies and kids all over the world can relate to these books because they can see themselves in the characters. >> i think this particular film is so funny and parents who watch it will enjoy it so much. they'll see themselves, look, that's me, that's me, the dads, the moms.
and the children love it. it's funny and ve >> you guys have kids, road trips with zero technology. is that kind of something that you guys have ever tried? >> i'm the worst. i'm like yelling at my kids "you've been on for two hours, get off that thing" and i'm looking at my phone and we're such hypocrites us adults. >> you said -- you have a six-year-old? >> yes. >> and so you're kind of hard core about the no phone thing. >> i'm not as hard core as i'd like to be but i -- yeah, we don't -- he doesn't have a phone, he doesn't have an ipad. for the airplane he uses an ipad, that, i think is crucial. >> it's fall. >> but he also walks up and down the aisles serving everyone on the plane so he has sometimes downs from staring at the thing. >> you have to keep yourself busy if you're stuck like this for six hours. >> yes. >> so filming this movie, some of the scenes are pretty outrageous, there's a muddy scene where you're covered in mud. what was filming that like?
fun? >> not fun it's very funny on screen, we all get sprayed with mud. jason, me and charlie and a little manny, but manny didn't have as much. we had mud on us for days. it was like 17 mud days where they paint mud on you. that's not super fun. but it's very funny. the payoff is worth it. >> and you're the new susan on the block for these movies. what's it like jumping into it? >> for me it was a new experien experience i didn't think about -- you're just taking on this new thing. appreciated that susan is this kind of mom who's trying so hard to do the right thing. she wants to make her kids healthy, she wants them to eat right she wants them to not have electronics and i think that's why people will find it funny
and charlie who plays roderick is b there's something wrong with him. so it's just so much fun. >> we're so happy to have you both here, alicia and jeff, thank you. "diary of a wimpy kid, the long haul" hits theaters friday. coming up, two of our viewers are going head to head in the ultimate breakfast cookoff and the new kids will be the judges right after this. thw with unitedhealthcare, you can get rewarded for all kinds of things... like walking. hey, honey. dad, where's the car? thought we'd walk. he's counting steps. walk, move and earn money... goal! dad... hey, we wanna welcome everyone to the father daughter dance. look at this dad, he's got some moves! money you can use on out-of-pocket medical expenses. he's ok, yeah!
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ask your doctor about victoza®. this week we're kicking off today's ultimate cookoff. we ask you to send us breakfast and appetizer dishes and we were flooded with recipes. >> our two finalists are maria harvey from st. charles, missouri, who is cooking grandma's egg surprise. surprise, no eggs. only kidding. and kara redfield who's making cocoa tangerine pancakes. at our tasting table our judge ntkob -- nkotb? i can't spell. it's hoda kotb. let's start with you. this is your grandma's recipe. >> it's my grandma's recipe and step-by-step instructions. >> oh! strong, maria! very strong. eggs, sausage, biscuit. >> this is your crescent roll, then what you do is you put your pork sausage on the top of this.
brown that first eggs and milk, salt and pepper, put that over the top, then take some cheese, it's really easy. and, of course, it calls for eight ounces of cheese, that's what my grandma puts but i add extra. you can't go wrong with cheese. then stick in the the oven and that's it. here it is. >> guys, what do you think so far. >> surprised! >> love it. >> it's delicious. >> what is the surprise? >> we don't know. it's grandma's surprise. it's a family favorite. >> all right, making pancakes. >> we are making my cocoa tangerine pancakes which are delicious. i'm a chef who likes to combine unique ingredients and i just thought this would be a fun combo and i thought a secret ingredient, mascarpone cheese which is creamy and rich and delicious. so we have our wet ingredients
here, some butter, vanilla, vegetable oil. >> sounds like it has the right stuff over there. >> there you go. >> absolutely. >> shameless plug over there. >> most important thing, tangerine zest. take a sniff. that smells good? so we're going to pour the wet with the dry. >> and what was in this bowl? >> this is our cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, flour, sugar, we're going to put the tangerine zest, mix it in. and this is egg whites so like you know when you make a chocolate souffle it has that light airy quality. >> that makes it fluffy? >> exactly. so you want to mix that in. fold it in very easily. >> and it turns into this. >> and here is our batter. >> it looks like brownie batter
but i love just on to our buttered griddled. >> does it bubble up like a regular pancake so you know when to flip it? >> absolutely. >> and here we go. >> what do you think of the pancakes? >> i love them. i need more. >> delicious. >> and yours has the surprise -- no offense, yours is delicious but the mos car phokac mos car cheese is delicious. >> so you have to talk amongst yourselves, pick a winner here. john and i like the pancakes but -- >> no meat. >> yeah, and i'm on that bandwagon, too. i think we like the pancakes are delicious, these guys like the eggs. >> love the eggs. >> they said i'm a deciding votes, it's never fair to choose between two ladies, sorry, so
even if we have to pay for the prizes ourselves, we're just [ cheers and applause ] >> nicely done. >> we can't pick one. >> that's what i would have done. we like the way you roll. >> donnie is paying for both prizes. [ laughter ] >> all right, even better. and the winner thanks to our friends at williams-sonoma, winners going home with a williams-sonoma professional stainless steel non-stick ten-piece cookware set. >> wow! >> guaranteed to never peel, crack, or break down. and you're going home, we'll throw it in a high touch williams-sonoma blender. so you guys get both. we're giving it away. >> donnie, nicely done. >> send me the bill for the second set. it's okay. >> let's check your weather and show you what we have happening. looking at the week ahead, sunshine along most of the east
coa coast. england. in the eastern third of the country things are warming up. heavy rain in the upper mississippi valley with snow in the rockies and then toward the end of the week widespread showers in the mid-atlantic states, western third of the country looks good and the heat continues through the southeast. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. temperatures are slowly warming up, 59 degrees, sunny but breezy outside. rest of the area looking at mostly the upper 50s now. 62 in fredericksburg, 60 in quantico. it will be very comfortable later on today. around lunchtime 68 degrees. looking at the mid-70s, dinner time 73, sunny and nice through the afternoon. tomorrow we're warmer, 82 for a high, 950 wednesday and thursday. feeling like summer, next rain chance friday, cooler for the weekend. >> this is your latest weather coming up, new kids on the block performing their smash hit step
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performing their chart-topping hit "step the block. ♪ step by step, ooh, baby, gonna get to you girl ♪ step by step, your eyes, i see your picture of me ♪ all the time, step, and girl, when you smile ♪ you've got to know that you drive me wild ♪ step by step, ooh, baby, you're always on my mind ♪ step by step, oh, girl, i really think it's just a matter ♪ of time ♪ step by step, ooh, baby, gonna get to you girl
♪ step by step, ooh, baby, really want you in m i've got to have you ♪ all for me, step, hey, girl, it's true ♪ no one else will ever do ♪ step by step, ooh, baby, you're always on my mind ♪ step by step, ooh, girl, i really think it's just a matter ♪ of time ♪ step by step, ooh, baby, gonna get to you girl ♪ step by step, ooh, really want you in my world no♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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go to fiosgigabit.com we want to thank the new >> we want to thank the new kids on the block. >> and the quick changes. >> you guys didn't break a sweat. so where are you performing next? >> cincinnati. >> nashville and then all around the country. >> go on the web site. >> you guys packed the plaza like harry styles-esque, you did it. >> do you have anxiety dreams that nobody is going to show up? >> not yet, but honestly with the "today" show, when we first came back in '08 and all those
people show up, we history of music. >> all you other ban, recognize, we got the great estefans ever. >> and you have a big show. >> ricky gervais, james denton and paula abdul. >> ooh! >> your tour mate. >> she's amazing on tour. >> and i'm going on the road with ricky. >> does ricky know this? >> not yet. he'll find out soon. i think i hear him screaming right now. >> first, your local news and weather.
>> oh, dylan. >> sorry, i had to end the show. 9:57 is your time. good morning, i'm un yang. fire station 26 in fairfax county is out of service for at least a week or more. a fire truck caught on fire this weekend at the station. the flames spread to the roof of the building. department officials say this will not impact fire and rescue services because they do have a
backup plan in place. let's check the forecast with gorgeous start to the week. breezy, 76, nice and sunny. tomorrow warmer, 82. look at wednesday and thursday, around 90 degrees both days. going to feel like summer, unseasonably warm, then the rain chance returns as we go into friday. that's going to be a chance for some afternoon thunderstorms. temperature there 87 but it does cool us down as we go into the weekend. we'll be right around 80 degrees both weekend days and so far the weekend is looking dry. eun? >> very nice, thank you, sheena. coming up on news 4 midday, a live report on this morning's triple fatal crash on the suitland parkway. see you at 11:00. vo: at dominion, we have a long history of providing reliable energy and that'll never change. what is changing, is our name to dominion energy.
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life looks good. >> announcer: this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> we cannot wait because this is fun day monday, may 15. that's green light by lorde but we have got ricky gervais in the kitchen. >> yes! >> thank you. >> this is our favorite day. when we come in and we know ricky gervais is going to be here, aren't you so happy? >> it makes me so happy. >> i'm happy to be here. >> and you flew in last night. >> from -- all the way from london just to be on this show. >> you did?