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good morning. desperate search. the hunt for that egyptair plane and its black boxes widens, as a robotic submarine joins the search. investigators try to figure out what set off smoke alarm warnings during the flight's nal moments. dead heat. donald trump and hillary clinton in a virtual tie. the majority of voters unhappy with both choices. in fact, they are the most unpopular candidates ever. why has this race suddenly tightened? controversial choice. zookeepers defend their actions after killing two lions to save a man who jumped into the enclosure and began taunting the animals. this morning, the outrage and why officials say it was their only option.
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and let the music play. adele and the weekend dominated the billboard music awards. the fiery performances. ♪ just like fire >> highly anticipated returns. and an emotional tribute to prince. ♪ purple rain >> on a big night for music. today, monday, may 23rd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. we've got willie in for matt. some of us watched the billboard music awards for the outfits. others for celine dion. >> i had my lighter up for celine dion. you were going to wear britney spears' outfit. i had to talk you out of it.
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>> who wore it best? we'll get to more on the outfits in a minute. first, the search is expanding for egyptair flight 804. officials stepping up efforts to find the plane's black boxes. nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely has the overnight developments from cairo. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. day five, and we are no closer to knowing why flight 804 fell from the sky. it seems no nearer to finding the critical black box flight recorders. but the search and the emotion here is intense. >> reporter: on board a u.s. navy search plane, all eyes are on the sea. for six hours, 11 crew members scan the water for any sign of life or the missing plane. >> we have a lot of windows throughout the aircraft. everybody is looking out windows. we have a camera on board, and we're looking with our camera.
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that'll be our best way to get any type of eyes on any survivor or debris we can find. >> reporter: on this mission, they see nothing that can help. the search for answers is intensifying. egyptian teams flying over the sea, a robot submarine searching under. >> we have been recovering wreckage. we have been recovering human remains. other parts of the plane. >> reporter: but there's no sign the life vests or clothing have helped investigators find the cause of the plane's disappearance. so the agony deepens for waiting families. for the parents of a young flight attendant, for the father of the pilot. who called his son a hero. >> i feel sad for my son. >> reporter: the pilot's colleagues in the dark about the cause. >> you have no answers at the moment. >> we don't have any answers. the answers will be in the investigation. >> reporter: the pilot, mohamed shoukair, had been promoted four days before.
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he was calm as he talked to air traffic control before the trash. >> egyptair 804, good day, uh, good night. >> reporter: the most likely cause is thought to be a bomb. >> 30% something is wrong in the aircraft. >> 70%, it's terrorism? >> yes. >> reporter: in its latest statement, isis said nothing about the missing plane. investigators are focused now on the data showing computer failures and smoke around the cockpit minutes before the plane disappeared. >> egypt's president says the investigation could take a long time. the airline told families that finding the bodies could take weeks or longer. meanwhile, those critical black box flight recorders will keep sending out signals, pings, for another three and a half weeks.
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then the batteries will die. so this is a race against time. savannah and willie? >> bill neely in cairo, thank you. let's bring in former ntsb investigator, greg feith. good morning. >> morning. >> they found just a little wreckage. not to minimize how difficult this search is, but are you surprised they haven't found more? >> i am, savannah. given the fact that when we were talking about mh-370, we knew the plane had flown out of radar coverage. we didn't have satellites looking in the indian ocean. here, we have a heavily radared environment. not only from the greeks, but from the egyptians. of course, we got good information from the military that gave us a little information about how the airplane was descending and some of the motions of it. it surprises me that we didn't have any radar coverage or any coverage at all all the way to the water. you know, we don't have assets
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exactly where the airplane hit the water. >> investigators will be looking for the black boxes as they always do when a plane goes down. we're getting reports this morning that the equipment needed to find the boxes hasn't even been sent to the area. could that be possible? >> it is, willie, because it's not something that is on station, you know, all over the world. they're acoustic beacons, or acoustic microphones. they're listening for these pings. but it's, again, we're in one of these points where they're searching a large area without any real pinpoint information. so trying to scour that area, of course, you know, there's a lot of things that will affect, you know, those pingers. if the wreckage is sitting on top of those boxes, it may dilute the signal, and they may not find it. there's a lot of ifs about it. the fact that the equipment
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isn't on station yet doesn't really surprise me. they don't really know where the wreckage is at this point. >> greg, i have a few seconds but, of course, the reports about smoke alarms going off, the equipment on the airplane sending those about two, three minutes before the plane goes down, what do you make of it? >> the sequencing of that, savannah, will be critical. putting it together in a timeline with the air traffic control communication. it's obvious the last communication with the crew, those alarms started to go off in two minutes or less, right after that. so something dramatic was happening at that point. then the sequencing of when those alarms went off or the warnings went off, versus when they lost control of the airplane. the cockpit voice recorder can fill in some of the gaps. it's not going to be like where all we heard at the end of the cbr was the blast. here, a crew will probably talk about issues.
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the messages were actually messages that were given to the flight crew on their cockpit instruments. >> making that search for the black boxes all the more important. greg, thank you very much. >> thank you, greg. now to the presidential race. our new poll showing just how close the likely matchup between donald trump and hillary clinton has become, and just how unpopular those candidates are with voters. we'll begin our decision 2016 coverage with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning, willie. in one month, hillary clinton, a double digit lead over donald trump has evaporated. republicans are rallying around trump faster than democrats are around clinton. the democrats are still locked in the contentious primary fight. the bottom line, the winner this fall may be the candidate that americans dislike the least. >> reporter: their dual now a dead heat. hillary clinton's lead over donald trump, just three points within the margin of error. down from 11 points last month.
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>> there's no evidence he has any ideas about making america great, as he advertises. >> hillary is weak. she's a weak person. she has bad judgment. >> reporter: the 2016 contenders now unloading. the latest flash point, guns. with trump accepting the nra's endorsement. >> we're getting rid of gun-free zones. >> reporter: clinton is speaking to the families of gun violence victims, including trayvon martin's mother. >> if you want to imagine what trump's america will look like, picture more kids at risk of violence and bigotry. picture more anger and fear. >> reporter: trump trying to clarify his position, but contradicting himself in the same breath. >> i don't want to have guns in classrooms, though in some cases, teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly. teachers are, you know -- things going on in our schools are unbelievable. >> reporter: trump and clinton are the two most unpopular likely presidential nominees in the history of our poll. 58% with a negative view of trump. 54% for clinton.
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clinton now looking to capitalize after a recent report showed the last time trump's tax returns became public in the late '70s, he didn't pay the federal government a cent. >> you have someone running for president who is afraid to release his tax returns because it will expose the fact that he pays no federal income tax. i think it's a big problem. >> bernie! >> reporter: it's not a one-on-one race yet. clinton's immediate challenge, wooing bernie sanders' supporters. 2/3 of democrats behind sanders say they'd vote for clinton this fall. 17% for trump. sanders seemingly at war with the party. now backing debbie wasserman schultz's opponent. >> i'm not interested in that. >> reporter: bill clinton setting his sights on trump, name dropping the presumptive republican nominee four times. using his own slogan against him. >> it's, hey, i'll make it the way it used to be, and you'll be better off. if you're not, at least you'll have somebody else to look down
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on. it is a dumb idea, and it will not work. >> to emphasize how unpopular hillary clinton and donald trump are, half the voters we polled said they would consider a third party in the presidential election. 47% tell our pollsters they would be open to voting for that third party option this november. savannah and willie? >> peter alexander in washington, thanks. let's go to steve kornacki. he'll dive into the new nbc news/wall street journal poll. take it away. >> we look at the bottom line numbers. a month ago, this is what the race looked like. hillary clinton, a double digit lead. then, we were hearing from democrats. trump is hillary's dream opponent. you had the never trump republicans saying, don't bother having the election if trump is the nominee. he can't win. a month later, check this out, we basically have a dead heat here. what is the difference when you look inside the numbers over the last month? right here, this is the biggest single difference. that is not it at all. i had to go back one.
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this is the biggest difference. this is republican voters. a month ago, donald trump was trying to lock up the republican nomination. 72% of republican voters said they're with him against hillary clinton. still a lot of republicans were saying, i don't know if i can get on board. he locks up the nomination. the race becomes clear to them. the number of republicans supporting trump has jumped by 14 points in the last month. he brought republicans home. republicans are on board with him right now. if there's one silver lining in this for hillary clinton, it's this. that could still happen on the democratic side. these are bernie sanders supporters right now. 66% of them say, look, if it's not bernie, if it's hillary clinton as the democratic nominee, i can support her. that number, a healthy party in the fall, should be higher. that's the challenge for hillary clinton. can she get the bernie sanders number up into the 80s, the 90s? that could move the overall number up. that's her challenge right now. take a look at this. we mentioned this. the overwhelming vote, over 50% negative scores. these are the two least popular
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nominees you'll see pitted against each other. strong support for hillary clinton with black voters, latinos, women, younger voters, double digit lead. on the flip side, donald trump 16 points up among whites, double digits for senior citizens. men leading among independents. when you add the groups together, you know what this looks like? mitt romney versus barack obama in 2012. almost identical. all the talk that donald trump was uniquely the worst republican you could ever put up, he'd lose in ways you'd never seen, he's getting exactly what mitt romney got. >> steve kornacki, come have a seat. we'll bring in nicolle wallace. let's talk about the numbers there. how much of the tightening of this race is donald trump bringing people around him? and how much is hillary clinton fighting a two-front war with bernie sanders in the race? >> steve summed it up nicely. her mission is to bring along
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the sanders' voters, while trump's mission is to crush hillary clinton. uncle bernie refuses to go home to vermont. refuses to message to his supporters that it is over. he can no longer become the democratic nominee. it's news to them. they express dismay and disappointment and rage he should get out of the race. it's hillary clinton's largest problem. >> you feel strongly if hillary clinton loses in november, this will be the moment people should look at as consequential. >> should we convene in this exact group the morning after election day, and should hillary clinton have lost narrowly, it will have been because of the events of this month. it will be because long past the point when it was possible for bernie sanders to win, he stayed in, called her corrupt, called her unqualified. and independent voters, the people still up for grabs, were hearing the same message from donald trump as they were hearing from bernie sanders. >> steve, how much of this is
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hand wringing in may, five and a half months ahead of the election? won't democrats eventually, given the choice between donald trump and hillary clinton, go for hillary clinton? >> there is a chance -- keep in mind what happened eight years ago. the hillary clinton and barack obama fight. hillary was saying in june, i'll be the nominee. i'm more electable. she talked about the kennedy assassination happening late in the '60s. it was ugly. as soon as the primary process ended, she didn't have the numbers, she dropped out and endorsed obama. we don't remember it being tumultuous because it worked out for democrats. >> you don't remember anything about that race, do you, nicolle? blocked it out. >> exactly. president obama is making history today, announcing the end of a decades of old arms embargo on vietnam. this is the first stop on a week-long asia tour.
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ron allen is in hanoi this morning. good morning. >> president obama said lifting the ban on lethal military sales, in place 50 years, is one of the last steps toward completing normalization between the relationship with united states and vietnam. president obama, the third u.s. president to visit here, a relationship that has come a long way since the end of the war. >> reporter: president obama arrived in vietnam to a typical diplomatic welcome. crowds lining the motorcade route. the president taking part in local traditions. a far cry from the emotional visit by president clinton in 2000. the first by a u.s. president after the end of the war. now, america and vietnam are all about business. today, signing multi-million dollar deals with boeing. lifting the ban on military sales, the president says another sign of how far the two nations have come. >> just a generation ago, we were adversaries, and now we are friends. should give us hope.
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should be a reminder of the ability for us to transform relationships. >> reporter: from here, mr. obama traveled to japan. another painful chapter of american history. hiroshima. he will be the first sitting u.s. president to visit one of the only places on earth devastated by an atomic weapon. not to offer an apology. >> my purpose is not to revisit the past, but affirm that we should do everything we can to try to promote peace and dialogue around the world. >> in japan, the president will also attend a summit of world leaders. on that agenda, the sluggish global economy, the global war against terrorism. president obama also confirmed the u.s. did, in fact, kill the afghan taliban leader, mansour. he said the message was that america would protect and take care of its own. back to you.
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>> ron allen, thank you. sports news. playoff games last night. we'll start in the nba with game three of the western conference finals. oklahoma city hosting golden state. this one, all thunder. russell westbrook leading the way with 30 points. okc wins huge, 133-105. they now lead the series two games to one. on the ice, tampa bay and pittsburgh, game five of the eastern conference finals. tied, 3-3, end of regulation. the shot bounces off of johnson's lower back. into the goal. check it out. how's that for a redirect? tampa bay goes up, 3-2. watch game five between the sharks and the blues tonight on the nbc sports network. >> is it weird i'm focused on how he must have back pain today? >> there's padding. >> okay, good. >> and he's a hockey player. >> good. let's turn to dylan, in for al this morning. >> good morning, guys. we are talking about some more
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severe storms. the same general area where we saw storms yesterday. look at this tornado that was caught on camera near spearman, texas. along the border with the oklahoma panhandle. you can see how huge that tornado was. fortunately, it was in more of a rural area. it was caused by the storm chasers. 27 tornadoes yesterday across the western plains. that's the area we could see more storms fire up late they are afternoon and into tonight. sioux falls seeing pockets of rain. rain moving through oklahoma city. cloud-to-ground lightning north of dallas. major cities should be spared today. dodge city, storms, isolated hail and tornadoes will be the concern. tomorrow, it moves slowly to the east. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds. ook at the weathe across the
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's cool as you head out the door. temperatures in the 50s for most of the bay area. upper 40s for the north bay and 57 in the east bay. a mix of sun and clouds. we'll see that continuing as we go through the rest of the day. highs in the 60s for san francisco. 63 and 70 in the south bay. east bay 65. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much.
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coming up, two lions shot at a zoo to save a man who intentionally jumped into their enclosure. this morning, the growing controversy over the zoo's decision. inside a brutal weekend on mt. everest. three climbers died. others missing and dozens more fell ill. is it getting more dangerous to climb the world's highest peak? first, this is "today" on nbc.
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==anim== happening today... ==topvo== good morning to you. it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. hopping today, it is possibly a long-awaited criminal trial getting under way. antoni garcia-torres is charged with kidnapping and killing sierra lamar in 2012. the trial was supposed to begin last month but the lawyers asked to smith nor more evidence for testing. there is a chance today it could be delayed again because one of the defense attorneys is in a trial on another case which may excel the judge to issue yet another delay. we are seeing a mix of sun and clouds in parts of the bay area this morning.
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at sunol you see the clouds there. we are seeing sun elsewhere. temperatures in the low to mid 50s. we are down to 52 in livermore and san jose. expect a nice comfortable afternoon. cooler than average. making up to 76 in gilroy and half moon bay 67. embarcadero 66 with 70s in the north bay in napa. 65 at oakland. 72 in dublin. the next few days, no major changes. a lot of changes on the roadways. >> a couple of bigger issues. one for the road and rails. first the most recent change for south bay. northbound 85 just past camden avenue, reports of a crash blocking one lane. on the caltrain tracks there's been a deadly crash in burlingame.
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>> we'll be back with another update in a half hour.
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♪ can't stop the feeling it's 7:30, monday morning. good morning, everybody. may 23rd, 2016. happy crowd out on our plaza. the week is just beginning. full of possibilities. good morning. nice to have you along. we have willie in for matt this morning. let's take a look at the headlines. a robotic submarine is joining the hunt for the black boxes from egyptair flight 804. also involved in today's search is a u.s. navy plane. so far, crews have not spotted any debris. president obama is in vietnam, kicking off a week-long tour of asia. he made a major announcement overnight, listifting a long-standing arms embargo on the united states' one-time foe. >> this will ensure that vietnam has access to the equipment it
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needs to defend itself and removes and v s lasting images cold war. >> president obama will be the first u.s. president to visit hiroshima later in the week. this tornado was spotted along the oklahoma border. dylan says there is a threat of more tornadoes in the region today. a disturbing scene at a zoo in chile over the weekend that's getting a lot of attention. tamron that has that story. >> this is hard to believe. you may find some of these images disturbing. officials say a man deliberately jumped into the lion enclosure and started provoking the animals. they attacked, eventually leading zookeepers to shoot and kill the lions. officials say it was their only choice, but people are furious. >> reporter: shock and outrage saturday at the zoo in chile after officials say a 20-year-old man broke into the lion's den, took off his clothes
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and taunted the big cats, causing them to attack. the images graphic, we have to blur them. zookeepers tried stopping the lions by spraying with water, then used a tranquilizer dart. when it didn't work, they shot the lions with a gun, killing them. the man who left behind a suicide note survived. the incident sparking protests and uproar on social media. the lions were not at fault, one person posted. they should not have been shot. another wrote, why kill them for his mistake? let him die, not the lions. the zoo expressed heartbreak at losing lions that had been there more than 20 years. the zoo's director defended their actions saying, if a person's life is at risk, we have to bring in the shooting team. the mission becomes to save the person's life. wildlife experts agree. >> a tranquilizer can take five, ten minutes to activate. they felt like they didn't have that kind of time, so they chose
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to use lethal force. >> reporter: unfortunately, zoo patrons acting dangerously isn't new. columbus zoo, 2015, a man wearing a camera jumped the fence to pet a cougar, then posted his stunt online. bronx zoo, 2012, a man leaped off the monorail into the tiger exhibit and wasmauled. 2009, this woman was attacked by a polar bear after diving into the pool during feeding time. earlier this month, tourists at yellowstone national park put this wild bison calf in their suv because they thought it was cold. officials later euthanized the calf because the herd wouldn't accept it back. >> you shouldn't come in contact with exotic animals. view them at a safe distance and enjoy. any time you uneducatingly try to interact, you may risk the lives of that wild animal. >> the zoo is holding a funeral for the two lions today. the man who was hauled is in
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critical condition on a ventila ventilator. no word if he will be charged with anything. according to reports, this man has mental health issues. >> clearly. >> the lions had to lose their lives as a result of his actions. >> interesting to hear the one wildlife expert agree with the zoo's decision, to save the person. tamron, thank you. let's turn now and get a check of the weather from dylan. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by walgreen's. get your red nose today, only at walgreen's, to help kids in need. >> we've been dealing with cooler temperatures across the northeast. we've had a dip in the jet stream through virginia, the carolinas. temperatures have been below average. we're going to see changes. today, 83 in nashville. 60s and 70s in the northeast, slightly below average. 82 in raleigh, getting above average. then we're going to see this ridge in the jet stream, the one
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that has been through the plains the last several days, finally build to the east. it pushes out the cold in time for memorial day weekend. temperatures will get very warm. cincinna cincinnati, the mid 80s to the weekend. pittsburgh is 87 by friday. if you're in the northeast though, with the southerly wind across long island, new york city, up through boston, temperatures will be cooler but still mild, in the good monday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a mix of sun and clouds today as we go into the upper 60s to low 70s later this afternoon. saratoga, expect a high of 68 there. also palo alto. embarcadero, high of 63. fremont 70. dublin expect a high of the low 70s. no major changes in our forecast. we'll see the rain staying away and seasonable temperatures. >> that's your latest forecast.
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story. good morning. >> savannah, good morning. after two years of disasters, this has been a busy year on mt. everest. the world's largest peak has proven dangerous as of late. this morning, a climber from india is the third to have died in as many days. two others are missing. about 30 more have developed frostbite or become sick near the summit. >> reporter: 29,000 feet above sea level, triumph and tragedy were separated by mere hours. two climbers died last week on the way down, apparently from altitude sickness. one had just reached the summit. >> you've been up for so long at that point, you've been pushing, you know. for most people, it's getting close to the limit of what they're capable of. >> reporter: one victim was maria, who taught finance at an australia university. >> she was superwoman. she could do anything, and she wanted to make her mom, dad and family proud.
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>> reporter: she'd already scaled four other peaks. her mom flew to bid her farewell before this climb, something she hasn't done before. >> i had a bad feeling and said, i had to go say good-bye. >> reporter: it also killed this man, after reaching the summit, his fourth attempt. the "washington post" profiled him. >> because he had failed attempts before, friends would say, maybe it's not your fate to climb everest. he'd say, no, i have a passion for this. i want to keep going. >> reporter: he narrowly survived last year when an earthquake in nepal triggered a deadly avalanche. after that, his descend was called off after guides were killed in another avalanche. this year brings a renaissance, with 330 climbers reaching the summit. that includes a veteran who lost
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part of his leg in afghanistan. for a vets group called the heros project, he opened up about what was ahead. >> definitely got nervous, whatever you want to call it. it was knowing that i've been training for x amount of months, getting ready for the mountain. finally seeing it for the first time. >> reporter: now, he's in the history books, becoming the first combat amputee to ever reach the top of mt. everest. >> linville and his team are working down the mountain. they did make it safely to a camp below the summit. meanwhile, the third climber who died had reportedly fallen sick and was being helped down the mountain by sherpa guides but didn't make it. experts say the way down can be just as dangerous as the way up. >> incredible. joe fryer, thank you very much. >> add our congratulations to marine linville, getting to the top. we'll go to chicago for a big celebration. 30th anniversary of "ferris bueller's day off."
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this morning. a parade of pop music super stars tipped the stage at the billboard music awards in las vegas on sunday. while pop princess britney spears took home the billboard millennium award with the medley of her greatest hits. others staged emotional comebacks. kesha taking the stage and bringing down the house in her first tv performance since her legal battle against long time producer dr. luke. her cover of bob dylan's "it ain't me, babe" receiving a standing ovation. and celine dion breaking down in tears after her son presented her with the icon award. the 48-year-old performing for the first time on tv since the death of both her husband, rene, and her brother in january.
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but it was madonna touting a purple paisley suit that had people talking. the material girl with "nothing compares to you" and tribute to prince. the performance had mixed reviews. while some defended the material girl calling her heartfelt performance, others let out a purple reign of terror, some saying she sounds awful and let's go crazy, dearly beloved, we are gathered to see a horrific flat version of my music. #princetributegonewrong. >> the coveted top artist prize after reviewing the new music video. she was not there to accept the award. british songstress with a massive record deal with sony worth $130 million. guys, it would be the biggest deal ever given to a british
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musician making her the highest paid female artist ever. >> if anybody deserves it. >> worth every dime. >> chanel, thank you very much. coming up here, joy, why the woman behind the laughing chewbacca mask. more reason to smile this morning. but first on a monday morning, a check of your local news and weather. after trying brookside chocolate, people talk about it online.
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crews in san francisco are putting the finishing touches on what'll be the city's tallest statue. happening now, crewings in san francisco putting the finishing touches on what will be the city's tallest statue. the walls of history crumble as president obama lifts a decades-old arms embargo. how he may allow one nation to better defend itself from china. check on the the flag show at the top of our home page. another local news update in a half hour. see you then.
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, al gore, one-on-one, in an exclusive interview. the former vice president opens up about the environment, the economy and the race for the white house. >> what do you think of the tone of the presidential campaign so far? >> well, i'm one of millions who sometimes just -- i do a double take. whoa, what was that? ♪ plus, the new middle age. no more flashy cars or flings. joan london helps break down the cliche of the midlife crisis and looks at what being middle age means in the modern day. >> there's this antiquated mythic idea you're on the decline, well, that's just simply not true.
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and the force is with her. >> i'm such a happy chewbacca. [ laughter ]. >> meet the mom behind the mask who is shattering facebook records, giving her another reason to experience pure joy. >> it's the simple joy. >> today, monday, may 23rd, 2016. ♪ >> omaha, nebraska, we love the "today" show. >> all the way from florida. >> good morning, baltimore! >> celebrating 20 years of friendship. ♪ all my secrets are with you >> good morning, ohio. >> i'm celebrating my 21st birthday in new york city. >> all the way from houston, texas. >> to celebrate my wife's birthday.
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[ cheers and applause ] good morning, everybody. it's monday, may 23rd. it's 8:00 and a beautiful morning out here on our plaza. great crowd, great temperatures. a wonderful start to the week. nice to have you along. willie is in for matt. >> might be perfect weather right now. not too cold and not too hot. great crowd. a huge crowd out this morning. memorial day weekend is almost here. savannah is getting smashed, to get ready, as she usually does. smashed burgers, that is. why you need to try it at your cookout for the juiciest burger ever. >> and we do want fries with that. let's get a check of the top stories. tamron is in for natalie. hey, tamron, good morning. a robotic submarine has joined u.s. navy planes and others searching for the black boxes from egyptair flight 804. nbc chief correspondent bill neely is in cairo with the latest on this investigation. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. day five, and we are still no nearer to knowing what made
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flight 804 fall from the sky. no closer, it seems, to finding those critical black box flight recorders. but the search and the emotion here is intense. >> reporter: on board a u.s. navy search plane, and all eyes are on the sea. for six hours, 11 crew members scan the water for any sign of life or the missing plane. >> we have a lot of windows throughout the aircraft. everybody is looking out the windows. we have a camera on board, and we're looking with our camera. >> reporter: on this mission, they see nothing that can help. the search for answers is intensifying. egyptian teams flying over the sea. a robot submarine searching under. >> we have been recovering wreckage. we have been recovering human remains. other parts of the plane. >> reporter: but there's no sign the life vests or clothing have helped investigators find the cause of the plane's disappearance. so the agony deepens for waiting families.
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for the parents of a young flight attendant, for the father of the pilot. who called his son a hero. pilot mohamed shoukair had been promoted four days before. his voice calm as he talked to air traffic control two hours before the crash. >> thank you so much. good day, uh, good night. >> reporter: in its latest statement, isis said not a word about the missing plane. >> that is significant. no claim, either from isis or any terror group, not even rumor of one. but what is critical is those black box flight recorders. they'll keep sending out signals, pings, for another three and a half weeks, and then its batteries will die. so this is a race against time. tamron? >> bill, thank you. in hanoi this morning, president obama announced the u.s. is fully lifting its embargo on arms sales to
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vietnam, its former enemy pressed for the move so it can stand up to china which has been making disputed territorial claims in the region. president obama also attended a signing ceremony for billions of dollars in trade deals between the two countries. hillary clinton and donald trump are virtually tied in a head-to-head matchup according to our new nbc/"wall street journal" poll. clinton's double digit lead is down to three points, which is within the poll's margin of error. trump and clinton are the most unpopular likely presidential nominees in the history of the poll. 47% of those responding said they would consider a third party candidate if clinton and trump are the major party nominees. the san diego padres are apologizing over a national anthem miscue. when the san diego gay men's chorus took to the field this weekend to singing the
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"star-spangled banner" the voices were drowned out by a recording of a woman singing. ♪ can you see, by the dawn's early light ♪ >> that recording played through until the end of the song. the padres issued a statement, saying they have found no evidence of malicious intent. the team said it's terminated the contract of the third party contractor responsible for the mistake. the chor us is calling on major league baseball to investigate the incident. no word on if they'll be invited back to sing again with their own voices. they weren't able to cut the audio before. they're investigating. >> i have a feeling they'll get another crack at this. tamron, thank you. ahead, the new queen of the internet. have you seen chewbacca lady? oh, my goodness. just another reason to laugh. plus, what is up with these adult strollers and where do we purchase them? >> come on. >> we'll have the story behind that. >> who pushes it? the big way the city of
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chicago celebrated 30 years of "ferris bueller." first, these messages. d 30 hello! nice to meet you! welcome, welcome! today i'm going to show you the all-new 2016 chevy cruze and ask you what you think. but here's the catch. you can only answer in emojis. what emoji would you use to describe the design? sfx:message sent i think it's sexy. mm-mm-mm! it has available built-in 4g lte wifi® sfx:message sent rock on. that's excellent. we got wifi. the cruze offers up to an epa estimated 42 mpg highway. sfx:message sent this car is like a unicorn. it's magical! (group laughing)
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get to know us at we're back at 8:09. just turned 8:10. we have the video people are still going wild for. >> a woman wearing a plastic chewbacca mask, really entertaining herself. we're laughing along with her. hoda has more on the star. >> love this story. videos don't always go viral for the right reasons, but the force was strong with the mom who destroyed records this weekend with a laugh that's been heard around the web. >> i'm really excited to share with you something i got. >> reporter: not so long ago in a parking lot far, far away, candace payne took to facebook live to show friends and family a recent purchase. >> stay patient, people. this is going to be worth it. i promise. maybe not. maybe not. but it's worth it to me.
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>> reporter: payne giddy with anticipation, could not mask her excitement. >> here we go. yes! now watch when my mouth actually moves. [ laughter ]. >> that's not me making that noise. it's the mask. >> reporter: once the laughing flood gates opened, they did not stop. >> i'm such a happy chewbacca. this is worth every penny. >> reporter: payne, a huge "star wars" fan and mother of two, bought the $18 chewbacca mask as a late birthday present to herself. it was pure joy. >> i can't stop. i can't stop. okay, okay. [ laughter ]. >> reporter: it's been viewed more than 134 million times, smashing, so to speak, maybe
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live's previous record holder, buzzfeed's watermelon versus rubber band challenge. it had 10 million views. payne's enthusiasm, a force to be reckoned with online. that's the happiest wookiee in the galaxy. needed a laugh today. thanks, candace. hours after posting the video, the mask sold out on the kohl's website and caused sales to skyrocket by 1.3 million percent on amazon. >> you said it, chewy. >> reporter: when kohl's got wind of payne's love of "star wars," they brought her family a galaxy of gifts. >> we all get a chewbacca mask. >> reporter: a reminder that happiness can be as easy as unmasking your true self. >> y'all have an incredible day. it's the simple joy. >> we reached out to candace about the video's success. she was excited to see so many
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people get joy in their feed. people were struggling with depression and lost hope, and some people that needed a pick me up, all walks of life were laughing with me. couldn't be more grateful for the internet webs. do you not love do you not love her? it was funny because i was driving to work by kohl's and wonder wrg matt was this morning. >> up against the glass. >> i need that mask. >> you joke about that but we were driving past kohl's on saturday and my kids said can we check? they laughed in my face. you can't get that mask anymore. we do have another mask. >> do you think advertisers will take a page from this? like this is a sellout, right? one great viral video. >> the reason it worked is because she wasn't trying to make a viral video. >> just a mini segue here, i believe we do have a shot of willie dressed as chewbacca. >> that's a real picture. by the way, my mom made that
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costume. >> you're kidding! >> jodi geist made that. >> can you do any sounds? >> not without the mask. >> okay, all right. >> he has to get in character. >> hoda, will you stay for trending? i'm going to start with an article that will resonate with a lot of women. it's called why i stopped wearing pants for good. it's by a woman called erica smith. she is fed up with the lack of options for curvier women. she writes i gave up on pants because it was almost impossible to find ones that feet me, i'm short, chubby and curvy. most pants are made to fit someone with completely different bodies, tall, thin and leggy. since tailoring is expensive and time consuming, she's decided to give up pants forever. she's sticking with skirts and drez and she said i wish i had given up on pants earlier. i'm sure it would have made be feel better about my body sooner. i feel like i almost never wear
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pants. pants only look good on some people. >> i like the flowy feel too of a skirt or a dress. >> they're comfortable. but fashion alert and this is not a plug, i get no money from it. cookie johnson, magic johnson's wife, has a jean line specifically for these problems where you have curves. so we know our waist on our jeans is loose and that sags down if you have hips. she designs her jeans specifically for curvy girls who fit -- >> petite. >> petite as well. she was on oprah's show years ago but nevertheless the jean line is hugely popular. my mother is short, curvy. sent her the jeans. i never have to give that woman another gift. and that's not a plug. >> you may be getting some jeans. >> let's all get something out of this segment today. >> the oklahoma high school senior who planned a huge surprise for his classmates at graduation. this is senior michael mcdade in the wheelchair right there.
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he was born with cerebral palsy. during the ceremony, he did something his classmates have never seen. he stood up and he walked. his classmates immediately erupted into applause and gave him a long standing ovation as he accepted his diploma. he had been working for months to make this moment happen and, boy, did it pay off. >> gives you chills. >> these kids went to school with them for years and years and never knew that he could do that. >> to hear the cheers. >> they were like rooting for him. >> beautiful. >> all right. with a little bit of a different story now, a lot of people have been out with their kids on a hot or cold day. have you ever seen a kid in a stroller and thought that's a pretty sweet ride, i wish i had that? one company is now doing just that. check it out. the adault-size baby stroller. >> that is giant. >> no, you're right, it isn't real, it's not for sale, you
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can't buy it. but the idea is to give parents a taste of what their kids experience, so it is kind of a marketing tool. they are trying these strollers in chicago. the next test drive is june 7th. >> it's a stroller and the pajamas with the feet. >> what about when the kids have got their sippy cup and snacks. >> living the dream. >> we're out of the stroller years but there were some sunday mornings i can recall when you had a big saturday night and you'd be like, boy, i'd like to be the one in that stroller. now to a music hit maker involved in a terrible car crash and the epic parade celebrating ferris bueller's 30th anniversary. >> let's start with calvin harris, recovering this morning after a terrifying car crash over the weekend. now, here are the photos obtained by tmz. calvin was a passenger in that black suv when it was struck by the red volkswagen beetle.
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fortunately the dj and producer only sustained minor injuries but did have to cancel two shows. he'd been told to rest a few days and there's no comment from his girlfriend, taylor swift. next to katy perry, she's never officially confirmed she's dating orlando bloom perhaps until now. katy seemingly made their relationship official in a very 2016 way, on instagram. she posted this photo of orlando and her in matching robes near the cannes film festival. the caption reading can't. it was enough for social media to officially christen the couple korlando. finally a citywide dance party three decades in the making. it's been 30 years since ferris bueller famously took a day off culminating in a parade down the
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streets of chicago. everyone letting loose to "twist and shout." to celebrate, the people of the windy city, look at this, recreated the parade including ferris back at the center of a float to bust a move. fans sported t-shirts and it wouldn't be complete without this, that red ferrari. the celebration capping off the week-long ferrisfest. >> tamron, what was your favorite part of that movie? >> she hasn't seen it. >> i've seen half of it. i'm making my way through blues brothers and -- >> this weekend i tried to fake it. our executive producer said you haven't seen it. >> you've got to have things saves up for your retirement. savannah, what was your favorite part of the film? >> just everything.
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every single scene from the beginning. from the shower -- >> she passed the test. >> he's a righteous dude. >> all right, let's get a check of the weather. >> we do have some storms to talk about in the middle of the country and it's all because of this dip in the jetstream that's going to dig into the central plains. combine that with a ve ververy very slow-moving cold front that will trigger some storms today. through western texas, western oklahoma and western kansas is where we could see very large hail today and also some isolated tornados. something to keep an e a lit light jacket needed with temperatures now in the 50s, it's 57 in san francisco. a lot of sunshine. we will see clouds mixing in throughout the afternoon and high of 63 degrees in the city. in the north bay, 69 degrees and also a slight chance of some showers mainly over the hilltop
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and in the south bay 70 degrees and 75 in the tri valley. temperatures today feeling mild but slightly cooler than average. over the next few days we keep this kind of weather and the rain stays away. >> announcer: the new middle age is brought to you by aarp. real possibilities. we are lau we are launching a special new series called the new middle age. >> people living longer, what defines middle age is certainly changing. our friend joan lunldden is her >> nice to be back here. you know, when it comes to middle age, we often think of the dreaded midlife crisis. but some experts say we throw that term around pretty loosely, and is midlife crisis even real? or simply a myth? the cultural script is once you hit midlife you're over the hill. there's an expiration date. >> at what age do you consider
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someone middle aged? according to our new survey, 52% of you say 55 is the magic number, but it sure doesn't look like it used to be. >> there's this antiquated mythic idea you're on the decline. well, that's just simply not true. >> so is the notion of the guy getting the flashy red car or having a fling to cope with getting older just a cliche? according to our survey asking is midlife crisis real, 52% think the midlife crisis is real for some people, but not for everyone. >> in over 80 countries, people have found this correlation between age and happiness. >> studies suggest midlife blues can be measured on what researchers call a u-curve of happiness. the low point dips in middle age and then you become more satisfied as you age. >> and that's what can happen at midlife. it's a stop-and-pause moment where you say am i on the right
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track? >> corena found herself asking that question and said she hit a wall. >> in my 20s it was definitely nonstop and living the single life and then in my 30s i think we kind of just so focused in working and the kids and you don't really take the time for yourself and things start getting behind. then you just wake up one day and you're like, wow, what am i even doing? you kind of wake up. >> does financial security affect whether you have a midlife crisis? 57% of our respondents say yes. >> it often has to do with people feeling like they didn't meet the expectations they had for themselves in their lives or that other people had for them. >> corena says a meaningful trip abroad made her grateful and helped put her life in perspective. >> a lot of the stress and anxiety that i had built up inside of me and maybe even some depression just changed so much. >> a new study suggests midlife blues can have a silver lining by stirring your curiosity and boosting your coping mechanisms.
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>> i felt a lot more empowered and excited and just motivated. i feel alive now. >> oh, i love how you changed the face. >> but not everyone experiences the blues. 42-year-old mom of two trisha is unfaze ed by middle age. >> when is that midlife crisis? i haven't experienced it. >> 75% of those over 40 have not experienced it at all, and some experts think the midlife crisis is a myth. >> do the data support its existence? barely, if at all. >> reporter: dr. susan whitborn said age is not the key. you can have a crisis at any age. >> when it happens to you, it's bad, there's no question about it. but to call it a midlife crisis, i think is a miss norm. >> reporter: dr. robi ludwig says women don't have to fear that their prime is in their past. >> if you rebel against this idea that culture has that once
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you leave youth, you no longer have any value, that that's not true. and to kind of own their power and their promise. >> we've just been having a fascinating conversation as we watched that piece because as people live longer and longer, the definition of midlife gets later and later. >> absolutely. and the worst thing people can do is hit 50 and think that they're over the hill or elderly or a senior because then it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. in reality, most people are at their peak when they hit 50. so we just have to change the way everybody thinks. >> personally i was looking forward to a midlife crisis. >> to get the ferrari? >> tomorrow we'll explore the impact of friendship on midlife. this is fascinating. our survey, 63% of you said experience with friends makes everything better. >> joan, thank you so much. we're back after this. ==anim==
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happening today... ==topvo== it's possible a long awaited criminal trial fourears in the making - gets underway. good monday morning. happening later today it is possible that a long await d criminal trial for years in the making gets under way. garcia tore he is charged with kidnap and murdering back to march of 2012. the trial has repeatedly been delayed. for a time it was supposed to begin last month but his lawyers asked to submit more evidence for testing. there's a chance today's start could be delayed again because one of the defense attorneys is still on trial in another case which could compel the judge to issue another delay. we'll keep track of that for you. a fatal caltrans accident earlier today. what's the latest? >> burlingame by toak avenue
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crossing, we have single tracking through the area. trains moving slowly, about 15 miles per hour. again, more delays for the peninsula ride on caltrain. the rest of the transit system reports no major delays. on the roadway, traffic holding steady on the south bay and east bay. towards the approach of the bay bridge looks good. right around high street, you see that traffic moving through downtown. back to you. >> legitimate gummage, see you in a half hour. (scal): good day, m'lady!
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it's 8:30 now on this monday morning. great crowd out on our plaza. some good folks from tucson, arizona, right here. hi, guys! so happy to have you here. great to have everybody out on our plaza. we've got to give a shoutout to tucson. coming up, guys, memorial day is upon us. it's going to be all about burgers and cookouts this weekend in the kitchen and somewhat controversial, this approach. you know how you're not supposed to squeeze out your burger's juices. we're making what's called the smash burger and our award-winning chef, this is the only way to go. >> they look and smell good, i can report that so far. plus an exclusive interview with former vice president al gore. what he's saying about the tone of this presidential race, a
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possible endorsement and why he is such a lightning rod. and we'll catch up with two of the guys behind one of this summer's most anticipated movies, war craft. but first, we want to remind you that red nose day is this thursday. it's a day to have fun and raise money for kids living in poverty around the world. last year matt cycled 226 miles from boston to new york in the tour de red nose. this year our goal is to cycle 10,000 miles. you can ride with us. it's going to be live on the plaza. just head to, sign up. you can also donate $10 to the cause by texting key word today to 80077. don't forget to watch the red nose day primetime special airing thursday right here on nbc. thursday this plaza is going to be incredible. >> we're all going to cycle. matt said his chafing has just now gone away from last year.
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let's get a check of the weather. >> it's going to be warm by the time we get to thursday. things are starting to warm up around the eastern half of the country. we do have right through the central plains, though, a chance of strong storms and that area in orange across western kansas, western oklahoma and there you see stretching down through texas, we could see large hail and damaging tornados possible, mainly in rural areas, but certainly worth watching. then as we go into tomorrow we are still looking at that same general area with the best chance of stronger storms, isolated tornados again possible up and down the east coast, some spotty showers and couple of clouds we're seeing nothing but sunshine across a lot of the bay area. as we take a live look across the golden gate bridge, beautiful start. temperaturewise in the mid to upper 50s, light jacket needed as you head out the door. . temperatures will be slightly cooler than average. up to 68 in saratoga and half
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moon bay, 67. low 60s for san francisco and mission district. 72 for napa, 65 for oakland and in livermore today a high of 74 degrees. and don't forget today is the last day to enter today's rain of calm photo challenge. ten lucky people can win a vip trip for four to preview universal orlando's latest attraction, skull island reign of kong and a part of our broadcast on june 24th. the 3-d attraction puts fans in an expedition truck taking them through caves, past prehistoric creatures and eventually to kong himself. here's how to enter. >> you can attend a vip preview of the colossal new ride skull island, reign of kong. enter for a chance to win. go to and send us a picture of your family adventure. >> al makes it look that much cooler. again, today is the last day to enter so send us your photos.
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willie and savannah. >> all right, thank you so much. now to an nbc news exclusive. former vice president al gore marking a milestone for his oscar-winning documentary and weighing in on the presidential race as well. >> nbc's anne thompson is here in studio with that. anne, good to see you. >> good morning. in the ten years since an inconvenient truth debuted there's been a lot of change in the fight against climate change. solar panels are going up in record numbers but there's toughening rhetoric and it comes from the presumptive nominee gop nominee, just one of several topics i discussed with the former vice president. >> so what do you think of the tone of the presidential campaign so far? >> well, i'm one of millions who sometimes just -- i do a double take. whoa, what was that? >> who believes in global warming? raise your hand. >> it's been unusual. >> nobody? >> do you see a trump presidency undoing all the progress that
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the u.s. has made in the last ten years in the fight against climate change? >> he has said some things on the climate crisis that i think should concern everyone. i'm not pollyannish about it but i do think there is still some basis for hope. >> this is a man who's called climate change a hoax and other words that we cannot use on network tv. >> and a chinese plot. >> right. so where's the hope? >> president carter said he hopes he'll be malleable. i don't know. >> climate change, gore insists, cuts across party lines. >> i'm proud to have some tea party allies. what's being called the green tea party. >> gore praises both bernie sanders and hillary clinton for addressing climate change. but bill clinton's vice president is not yet picking sides. >> has either democrat sought your endorsement yet? >> i've gotten signals that you could easily interpret that way. >> the earth is so big -- >> and that's because "an
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inconvenient truth" made al gore an unexpected movie star. >> as somebody said, al gore giving a slide show, what doesn't grab you about that? >> isotopes of oxygen -- >> one reviewer called it nerd porn. using charts and graphs, gore made the connection between increasing carbon emissions and our changing climate for millions of movie goers in 2006. >> it's connected to our economy. it's connected to our national security. it's connected to the refugee crisis. it's connected to health. >> a horrible, unprecedented -- >> the movie didn't get everything right. ten years later there's still snow on mt. kilimanjaro and a warming ocean has not spaunwned major hurricane that's hit the u.s. as his critics gleefully point out. >> why do you think you're a lightning rod. >> it's not unusual to see attacks on a messenger.
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i don't own a private plane. my house runs on 100% renewable energy. i do walk the walk. >> his efforts won gore the nobel peace prize and a little gold statue for the movie. >> where's the oscar? >> actually the oscar belongs to davis guggenheim, the director of the movie, but i like to say i have visiting rights to the oscar. >> tomorrow on the tenth anniversary, paramount will offer free downloads of the film on amazon video, infiniti on demand, itunes and other major digital retailers. >> did gore give you any impression who he might back in this race? >> he said he's been a lifelong democrat and will back the democratic nominee. >> very interesting interview, anne. thank you very much. coming up next, we'll go behind the scenes of one of summer's most anticipated blockbusters, "war craft." first, this is "today" on nbc. >> a wrangler.
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we're back now at 8:40 with a movie that's getting a ton of buzz right now. >> "warcraft," a battle between h humans and orcs. some soof the giants consider joining the human side. >> if our people are to make a home here, my friends, it must be stopped. >> we're not strong enough to defeat gul'dan. >> no, no. with the humans' help, we could be. >> rob kazinsky is the orc and duncan jones directs the film.
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good to see you. >> good morning. >> first of all, we could get you no show up in full costume, makeup and cgi. we replicated it on the plaza. 11-foot version of you, sir. what do you make of that guy? >> that guy, i mean, honestly, i think there's only one of these statues and it goes everywhere. the shipping cost on that make up the majority of our budget. >> he's not a light load. >> he's not light. >> makes you look good through. >> i feel you have to have the greatest character name in history. >> it might well be. i mean, to live up to that, that's my job. it's hard to do. >> duncan, i understand as director, to get everybody in character, you created this orc camp. >> we did. >> what is that? >> we had two separate groups that make up the film. the humans and the orcs. the orcs have this very specific way they had to move and walk.
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we had a movement coach who actually took rob and a bunch of the people doing that work into orc camp. they basically had to learn a vo k -- vocabulary of movement. >> did you sleep in cabins? >> it's different from that camp. we characters are between seven and eight feet tall, 500 to 700 pounds. they're big guys and you had to move differently. we had to have a uniform way of moving and then add your own you nance -- nuances. it was a voyage of discovery. >> this is based off the game. >> it is? >> a lot of people are obsessed with it. >> "world of warcraft," i'll tell you about it. that was my question, are you big gamers? >> we are. rob more so than i. >> yeah. i was a player of the game. i played it for 12 years. i used to play for 18 hours every day.
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>> whoa! >> i was dedicated. for me, making this movie, it's kind of very much full circle. being in this movie means that, you know, spending ten years of my life and 18 hours a day on something is cool. >> research. >> you were just preparing for a role your entire life. duncan, this is a little bittersweet for you. this moment, a huge day for you as the movie comes out, but also losing your father, david, in january. i understand he got a chance to see some of the movie before he passed. >> he did. this has been an amazing opportunity and a crazy experience. my wife had cancer, and we got through it just before we started the movie. my dad passed away as we were reaching the end of the movie. my first child is coming next month. it's kind of a weird chapter in my life. >> how is the family doing? >> good. everyone is good. we're kind of moving with it and kind of getting used to the new life we've got. >> and the baby is coming any moment, right?
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>> yeah, probably on the red carpet. >> they've got a lot to be proud of. the film is great. rob and duncan, thank you. "warcraft" opens june 10th. >> want to go to orc camp with me this summer? >> fan camp for orcs. >> we can go to dork camp. coming up, smashed cheeseburgers. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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today food is brought to you by camping world. get one-stop shopping for everything rv at your nearby camping world rv super center. we are back now at 8:46 with today food. memorial day, one week away. we're kicking off a week of burgers and barbecue to get you ready for cookout season. newly minted james beard award winner is the author of "the food lab." he's here with the science behind the perfect smashed
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burger. kenji, good morning and good to see you. >> morning. >> we have excited people at our tasting table. let's start with the ingredients. >> we have the sauce and burgers. thousand isles style. sugar, salt askand pepper. we have the potato rolls and ground beef. >> let's start with the sauce. >> we got the mayonnaise. this is homemade but you can use store bought. little ketchup. >> kind of the secret sauce, right? >> literally but not too secret. sugar. >> little sugar. >> vinegar, white vinegar. whisk that up. over here, we've got our really hot griddle going. you can do this in a stainless steel pan, too. the idea is we're going to smash the burgers. >> let's talk about that. it's controversial. everything i've been told is don't press down the burger patty. you're losing the juices. >> on a griddle, as long as the burger meat is cold and you
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press it down at the beginning, you're not losing juices. >> do it at the beginning? >> yeah, so we maximize the surface area. this is really fast, by the way. 2-ounce patties here. two per burger. season them up with salt and pepper. >> these are little guys, but they turn out to be full-sized burgers? >> flip them over. >> how are we downstairs, guys. >> i'm enjoying every second of this. >> the flay rvor is great. >> $5 at home depot here. put two patties down, this far apa apart. >> can you use the back of a spatula? >> you can, but i like the trowel. give it a twist to get it off there and get it to stick to the griddle. >> there we go, okay. >> perfect. >> the idea is we're getting a ton of the browning reaction.
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when you get a seared steak, it's the brown crust. we're getting a ton of that, two per patty. cook it 90% of the way through on this one side. that way, you get a lot of brown crust while it's juicy. >> less than a minute? >> cooking it most of the way through. grab on the edge of the griddle. this is a paint skracraper. >> oh, scrape it off? >> you want all the crust there. >> the cooking utensils from home depot. >> yup. >> add the slice of cheese, stack them. >> oh, i see. double. double, double. get my scraper. there we go. >> we should have assembled these beforehand, but we're going to put a little sauce on each bun. >> got my own over here. little homemade. >> great. >> guys, what's the final
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verdict? >> monday at 8:49, and our diets are blown for the week. >> i'm almost done. the french fries complement with the incredible burger. >> we all are finishing our burger even though it's 8:49 in the morning. >> it still has all the juice. thank you so much. delicious. >> thank you. >> you can find the recipe at coming up next, a special performance from the broadway cast of "tuck everlasting." first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. we are back with the best of broadway this morning. the cast of "tuck everlasting." based on the 1975 award-winning novel, it's the story of young winnie foster who meets the immortal tuck family. when she's asked to join them, winnie must decide if she wants to live forever. it stars keenan-bolger and sarah charles lewis, making her broadway debut. performing "partner in crime," here is the cast of "tuck everlasting." ewe beyou've been all over world, all by yourself? >> i've been places you'd have to see to believe.
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>> i have an idea. ♪ you need a partner in crime ♪ someone to share in the view ♪ why see the world and all the glories without a friend to tell your stories to ♪ ♪ someone to stand at my side ♪ two extra fists in a fight ♪ why should the road be long and lonely ♪ ♪ why not ♪ we've only got tonight ♪ with you, the fun is two for one ♪ ♪ chock-full of surprises ♪ no one realizes ♪ reminiscing ♪ the two, i know that something isn't missing ♪ ♪ i have a partner in crime ♪ someone to share in the view ♪ why behold all the glories
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without a friend to tell your story ♪ ♪ tomorrow, we're gone >> oh, yeah, no problem. ♪ ♪
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♪ >> that was so good. ♪ you need a partner in crime ♪ two extra fists in a fight ♪ the road can be long and lonely ♪ ♪ we've only got tonight ♪ my partner in crime
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♪ my partner in crime [ applause ] >> thank you so much. you can catch "tuck everlasting" at the broad hurst theater. we're back ati'm ... ==topvo== crews this morning are puttingta good monday morning at 8:56. i'm sam brock. crews are putting the final touches on a new sculpture that will reach new heights for san francisco, the 92-foot stainless steel sculpture venus is the creation of renowned artist argent. the crane will crown the head on top of the statue and going on at 8th and market streets. there's your side by side
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comparison. a new housing development called trinity place. happening right now, bob redell is on the screen with work crews learning about the intri cat and delicate job they are facing today. he'll have a live update in our miz day newscast and posting updates in our twitter feed. on the facebook page, it could be a pivotal one surround being the death of ciara lamar, what needs to happen for a trial to finally get underway. one of the police officers charged in connection with the death of freddie gray has been acquitted of all charges. this is among of six overs charged with gray's death and a judge issued it. we'll see you in a half hour with more news.
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this morning on "today", madonna's tribute to prince with a surprise guest had everybody buzzing. one of the biggest movies of the weekend and we've got one of the stars. before you fire up the grills tips for staying safe on memorial day. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is today's take with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> monday, may 23, 2016, a beautiful day in new york city. thanks to dylan dreyer who brings us good weather. and al is on assignment. natalie is off. this is your morning jam, wayne
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newton. >> it was more ferris bueller's day off. i thought ferris was singing this on the float in chicago. he was not. it's wayne newton. >> danke schoen mean. >> thank you. thank you in german. >> and then bite schoen. this is one of my all time favorites. right? >> classic. >> it's a classic. >> you're visiting, be nice. >> there are few movies i can quote from beginning to end. number one quote. >> well, it depends. not that i condone fascism or any isms. not dp. a person should believe in himself. i quote john lennon. i don't believe in beatles. i just believe in me. good point. >> it's only a one-hour show. >> sorry.
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>> from the movie? >> all one lines from the movies. >> she did a monologue. very nice. >> it's the 30th anniversary. friday was the celebration, a three-day celebration in chicago, they re-created the parade in daly square and it was like a big ferris fest. >> video? >> there you go. that's the parade scene. >>y they sang twist and shout. >> he gets kicked out of school? >> everybody was rooting around them. it's the whole -- the bigger story was this ferrari. it got severely damaged at the end. >> in the movie. >> yes. >> i wondered after seeing that if that was true, you could throw it in reverse and set back the odometer. me that doesn't work. >> how do you know? >> it didn't work in the movie. it was dra it maically didn't work in the movie. we're spoiling a great movie. >> you are.
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this is why i believe in spoiler alerts. this is nonsense. >> it's 30 years. >> spoil it for me. >> 30-year spoiler window. >> spoiler alert should be at least 40 years. you cannot tell the ending of any film for 40 years. now you've gone and ruined it. >> "star wars"? >> if you ruin that, i've seen it now six times. people -- but i do think -- i never have to see it now. thanks a lot. >> see it. you do the lines. is there you know how they do the rocky horror picture show. they should do ferris bueller. you know the lines. >> sign me up. >> my brother might show up. >> 30th anniversary. so 35th. >> booking you for my party. >> we were not in vegas last night, sadly. we wish we were. huge night. this is a billboard music
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awards. madonna with purple paid tribute to prince, joined on stage by stevie wonder, for "purple rain." ♪ because nothing compares nothing compare to you ♪ ♪ only one can feel my pain only want to see you laughing in the purple rain ♪ ♪ purple rain purple rain >> what a jam. and stevie coming out there. >> you know, i didn't see the billboard awards, i saw the clips. i have to compartmentalize.
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i learned in the last weeks there's prince the artist and then prince you know t personal part of my life, until i compartmentalize to survive this i did not like that version. i'm being honest. and i love madonna. and right before some writer called and asked. i said i don't have a comment. i love the idea of madonna. they had a friendship, they knew each other. he was so specific. i mean, honestly, we wanted him to perform on the "today" show and it was a big deal. what about the audio. he is very, very to the letter about the audio. and maybe that's how it sounds on tv, so maybe sounds bert in person. i'm sure she was nervous even though she is madonna. i wasn't against her but once i heard it i have to be honest. >> for everybody that was there, watching it, i'm sure everyone was singing along and couldn't
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hear what it sounded like. >> it's hard when someone is so iconic, and so -- was such a perfectionist and is such a perfectionist still, i was like i can't imagine being in her shoes. she knows him personally, and she's trying to separate the artist and then you have this responsibility. >> tough to repaint a perfect painting like "purple rain." >> beautifully put. >> celine dion gave an emotion alperformance of queen, the show must go on before accepting the billboard icon award. ♪ >> here to present you with the billboard icon award is your son, rene charles.
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>> i want to be so strong for my family and my kids and i didn't expect hit. i don't want to cry in front of you. you make me so happy. thank you. >> i love her so much. >> so much. >> her husband of course rene died in january. and the surprise of her son coming out. >> coolest thing you go to vegas she came back they had a billboard like saline is back. i walk down. the most amazing woman. >> she can belt it. my gosh. >> gets into it. >> she's going to be on the plaza july 22 in front of our concert series. britney spears was there, opened with a medley of her hits, she
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got the millennium award. what is she wearing here? >> that is a nice sequinned red number. classic of her days. >> look at her body. >> still got it. >> as an objective viewer. >> hey, how about pink performing her latest single. she does this like daring act. well, this was a high wire act up in the clock, i think we're going to get flames. there you go. man, she puts on a show. >> like mad max. >> a show a couple we'res ago she dipped herself in water and came back. >> wow. >> also a lot of people talking about kesha, she's been through a lot, sang a cover of bill dylan's song "it ain't me babe."
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♪ it ain't me babe. oh, no, it ain't me babe ♪ ♪ you're looking for babe >> last week there was announcement she wouldn't perform because her producer had rescinded approval but she got the green light at the last minute. i confess i only know kesha as the talky singy thing. she can sing. she was amazing. >> and quite a story. i mean a lot of female artists lined up to support her. coming into her own. >> the weekend was the huge winner, eight awards, including top hot 100 artists. he dedicated that award to prince. adele won the biggest honor as top artist and released a new video. it was like ever star was there last night.
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>> did you stay up to watch? >> i watched parts. >> i missed. we just moved and we got our cable turned back on so i haven't seen the commercials leading up. >> when you move is that the best sensation when the cable comes on. the best day. if the roof falls off i have cable. >> we were just flipping channels. >> dylan, what's the weather look like? >> finally going to warm up. about 75 degrees out there today. we've got a lot of sunshine in the forecast, and the northeast we're finally going to start to see this pattern change. we've had this dip in the jet stream that's been holding strong across the northeast for some time now. we're finally going to start to see that lift away. we'll get rid of the wet and cool weather. it's raining in virginia for days, warm through the middle of the country and cool out west. but we are going to start to see this whole thing shift right in time for memorial day weekend and temperatures will begin to warm up. we're looking at highs back in the 80s for most areas even upper 80s as you get down to the atlantic and the mid-atlantic
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and also a little cooler up in boston, still the low 80s. we have a risk of stronger storms, this cold front moving east, the western plains a chance of large hail and we are getting sunshine now to start out the new week. a live look at ocean beach and a start to the day with chilly temperatures in spots like the north bay at 55 degrees in napa and 59 in san jose. expect it to pop out to 68 degrees in saratoga as well as palo alto. 62 degrees in the mission district and low 70s for napa and 73 in concord and 72 in dublin and more of the same throughout the rest of the week. >> that's your latest forecast. dylan, thank you very much. coming up, we love this man and we're not afraid to say it out loud. not zac efron. the guy behind him, ike barinholtz. we'll talk about him playing
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britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johnson & johnson. ♪ welcome to my house ike barinholtz is best known not for just his long criminal arrest record, but also his role as morgan, the lovable, slightly slow, male nurse on "the mindy
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projt project." >> he is in "neighbors 2." he plays a lovable, slightly slow, character, jimmy. >> there's a theme here. >> jimmy is having a hard time adjusting to adulthood. >> you okay, man? >> no, i'm not okay, man. i'm freaking out about paula having a baby. i don't think i can do it. >> dude, you'll be a good parent. don't worry. >> i don't any anything. you can't leave a baby alone. if you're at home and you want the baby to stay while you see a movie, unacceptable. >> i would never do that in real life. i left the baby in my hotel room. i've got to go, you guys. >> baby peyton, how many months? >> three months old. >> named after? >> walter peyton. >> that's the coolest. >> what was the conversation like with your wife? >> we named our first after one of the greatest writers of all
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time. i was like, cool, now a football player. >> tradeoff. >> she's from chicago, so she was a bears fan. >> you were doing the super bowl shuffle, you and willie, taking turns. one of the most iconic rap songs ever. >> name someone. >> should we do it? >> yeah. >> let's go to mcmahon. ♪ when i hit the turf, i ain't got no plan ♪ ♪ i throw my body all over the field ♪ ♪ i can't dance >> we can do this all day. ♪ i play so cool ♪ i motivate the pass >> oh. >> maybe that was a bad one to do. ♪ mama's boy otis ♪ ladies love me for my body and my mind ♪ >> mike richardson. >> afterpar-party to finish thi >> we digress. you own that tape.
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>> icons. got it. >> there's a movie coming out. >> right. >> back on track. >> it came out this weekend. it is chock-full of really dumb people. if you like really stupid people do dumb things, you have to see "neighbors 2." >> it makes sense you have a baby now, in the movie. >> how can we make the dumbest guy dumber? show him as a father. so, yeah, we got into that. >> what's the deal? zac efron was here a couple weeks ago and -- >> he's so ugly, am i right? >> hideous. >> what a monster. >> you're hiding the same look under the sweater, the jacket. >> under five layers. >> it's why you layered. we couldn't handle it. >> it's 80 degrees. >> zac has abs and i have flab. >> why did he say you were mean to him? what does he mean by that? >> listen, zac and i, when you're someone's men ttee, you know, like i taught him to
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dance. he was living in a trailer and i was like, you're going to be in "high school musical." that was me. >> i didn't know you discovered him. >> i discover lots of young talent. >> what about him stood out? >> his eyes. they sparkled. look, i'm very proud of him. he's left me behind, but i'm glad he thinks i was mean to him. >> you're getting a lot of work. you're leaving him behind. "central intelligence" is coming out. >> very fun. dwayne johnson. >> another hot body you're standing next to to shame. >> i taught him to work out. >> the rock. >> i spot him a lot. >> you spot the rock a lot? >> i do, yeah. >> you're a mentor to a lot of talent. >> i don't throw the term "hero" around a lot. some people say police, firefighters, soldiers. the real heros are comedy actors living in los angeles. >> kevin hart is in the film, too. >> i told him, you need to do stand-up. you need to. he's like, yes. he credits me, yeah. >> who knew? >> wow.
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>> and you can rap "super bowl shuffle." amazing. >> this is a special segment. >> we have more. >> give the baby a hug from us. >> oh, you're sticking around? >> yeah. >> we have a game. as if we didn't have enough fun with him. >> yes. >> we'll be naming the famous neighbor. stick around after this. >> and more "super bowl shuffle." i had a wonderful time tonight. me too! call me tomorrow? i'm gonna send a vague text in a couple of days, that leaves you confused about my level of interest. i'll wait a full two days before responding. perfect! we're never gonna see each other again, will we? no-no. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back. 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double. new root cover up.ion? 3 seconds to flawless roots. 3, 2, 1 roots gone!
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>> yeah. >> let's start with the first neighbor. take a look. >> oh! >> i feel like you -- >> wilson from "home improvement." >> next? >> steve. >> we're just talking now. >> it is from "family matters." next one. >> betty bubble. >> ike had his raised. >> barney rubble and betty from "the flintstones." >> who is next? >> cramer! >> so it is just talk first. >> it is. >> literally just shout it out.
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>> let's do another one. >> alison -- >> nope. >> fred and ethel. >> she didn't see much of fred. >> i noticed that bald head. >> hunky brewter? >> kimmy gibbler from "full house." >> no. >> winnie foster. >> she looks different behind the fence. >> that's why the fence is there, to throw you off. one more. >> mr. -- from the jeffersons. >> i don't know the name. >> what was it? >> mr. bentley. >> harry bentley. >> harry bentley! >> tamron wins the game. you get this. >> two years i've been a host of
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the show, first time i won. i'm quitting today. >> "neighbors 2" you owned your car for four years, you named it brad. you loved brad. and then you totaled him. you two had been through everything together. two boyfriends, three jobs... you're like nothing can replace brad. then liberty mutual calls, and you break into your happy dance. if you sign up for better car replacement™, we'll pay for a car that's a model year newer with 15,000 fewer miles than your old one. see car insurance in a whole new light. liberty mutual insurance. my man friend that i've been syour man friend. like, as i was leaving i was like, "goodbye, i love you," and like... (laughs) what'd he say? i said, "don't say anything!"
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protesting. it could be delied again bauns a defense attorney is still in a trial on another case that could compel them to issue another delay. a new sculpture that will reach new heights. a stainless steel sculpture venus is a are you nouned artist that is nearly as tall as the statue of liberty. they will crown the head on top of that statue on eighth and market streets in a massive housing development called trinity place. it will be a defining feature. we will go over to carrie hall after this break to look at weather.
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>> good morning. i'm carrie hall. temperatures in the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies and warms up into the 60s for the peninsula and east bay. the trivalley up to 74 degrees. ? san francisco a high of 63 and a slight chance of spotty rain for
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the north bay. the highs reaching into the upper 60s and temperatures staying below average for most of the week. let's go over to mike for traffic. >> let's go over here and an average look at the bay bridge. over towards the maps and south of there looks good. improving for lighter flow of traffic. the last push over to the peninsu peninsula. that compression and things are improving to the north from mission down to 237. a slow drive. back to you. >> step by step. we will take the improvement. see you in a half hour with more news.
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. taking a look at the headlines. schools are recommending one full time registered nurse in every school until now. they supported ratios of one school nurse for every 750 students. but there is a recent increase in students with special needs like diabetes and asthma. and that children need medication and monitoring during the school day. and a minnesota based is recalling a product made with sunflower seeds. recalls cover smaller colonels, small and sun rich natural brands. they were packaged from february to late april and papa johns is recalling the prepackaged salad
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sesame ginger dressing made with sunflower seeds. that salad has a sell by date from may 18 through may 25 ng >> and angry birds is all smiles today after debuting at the box office. they took in $39 million. captain america, civil war falls to second and "neighbored 2" was third. now let's get a check of the weather. >> and good morning, everyone. take a look at what we can expect this week in the early parts of this week, scattered showers and storms. some heavy through the middle of the country. then as we get into the middle of the week, it will spread eastward and expand to the mornlg. the biggest threat today, tomorrow, even into wednesday is the chance of large hail and damaging wind gusts. we can't rule out any sore nadz. late in the week, still sort inform this general area across the plains and stretches up into the great lakes. as for temperatures, we're
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finally going to start to see things change around. still below normal where the rain is falling down to virginia and carolinas, above normal throughout blakz. then by the middle of the week. finally above normal for the eastern two-thirdsst country. a little below normal out west. that will stick around through the end of the week. in the northeast, temperatures will start to get back into the mid up toer 80s. some of the war good morning. i'm carrie hall. as we take a look outside, we see that we will have a lot of sunshine. we are seeing that now. temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s. even 61 degrees in palo alto. starting to warm up there. we will be at 52 in palo alto and saratoga as well. the embarcaderembarcadero. 65 today in oakland and a mix of sun and clouds. and twheekd the delicious
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aroma of steaks and hamburgers will be filling the air in every neighborhood across america. that's got news. the bad news ashgs cording to the national fire protection association, nearly 9,000 home fires are cause bid grilling every year. we have tips on how to stay safe. good morning. >> by the way, i don't have many friends. this is -- this is the way i grill a tie and apron. >> always this apron. >> always this onen that shirt and tie. >> but you're going to help us today. you're starting out with this baby. >> with this grill. a lot of us think who is going to get hurt from krilg? 16,000 people go to the hospital from barbecue problems. this is timely. the first thing you want to do, we have this side of the house here. a lot of us, including at my house, you have the grill sort of against the house. what you want to do is literally move it ten feet out. you want it ten feet. >> is that minimum? >> yes. >> flames could come out the back. sometimes flames come out here and they caught homes on fire. you want it ten feet out.
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the next thing you want to do, make sure will is no gas leak. do the soapy water test. you come down to the -- you see the propane tank here. you put the propane tank on and you want to spray the soapy water, just put hope and watter in a little thing here. >> if you see it start bubbling that, means you have a gas leak in the pipe. >> i've never done. that that is so smart. >> it's 15 seconds. and you know if you have a leak. >> if you do have a gas leak, don't use it? >> exactly. one other thing, what a lot of people do is they keep the lid closed while they ignite it. don't do. that the gas builds up. before you turn it on. you want to opt grill up. let the gas dissipate a little bit. till still there enough to ignite but not create a fireball. >> i didn't know you with start it with lid down. >> oh, you can. oh, yeah. all you have to do is. that open the lid. and here's the thing that i do a lot which turns out is 100% wrok. you know you start igniting it and it doesn't go. you keep doing it like. that don't do. that fit doesn't ignite on first try, shut it down.
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let it dissipate. keep the lid up. walk away for three to five minutes then try it again. >> what else? >> all right. so a lot of us wonder when we host barbecues how long can you keep the food out? how long can you keep the food out without making your guests sick? according to the usda, can you have food out, like this, outside, for about two hours. >> really? even with mayo in it? >> yes n coleslaw and potato salad. now if it's over 90 degrees, that drops to one hour. >> okay. >> is that for sun, shade -- >> sun, shade, anything. 90 degrees or more, bring in it after an hour. here is something else that is really cool. these things for a couple dollars, they look great as hats, for one. i'm sure you look beautiful with it. it's like a derby hat. >> and you put it right over. protects it from bugs. you want to do that, too. can you get that at most big box stores for a couple dollars. this will help you grill safely this summer. >> i think that's interesting. i always thought fit had mayo in it, that is like danger zone for
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any length of time. >> it's the same as other kinds of food good with the mayo under 90 degrees. about it way, you don't have to throw it out. can you bring it in and refrigerate it. the burgers, can you freeze them. >> when you are available to cook out for us? >> i'm coming this weekend. it's on, memorial day. >> thank you. >> willie, what do you have coming up next? >> oh. >> he said oh. willie got a pair of tv sisters from the hit netflix shows. >> this is who i got. >> all right. that's next. >> it's going to be amazing and it's coming up next. sorry i was late, guys. my bad.
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our next guests are super model actress and super hilario hilarious comedian who star in grace and frankie. >> they don't always see eye-to-eye, especially wlit comes to cancelling their father's wedding at the last minute. >> all right. we kblt get the deposit. we can still try to get the money back. >> play it the heart attack. say the surgeon will to go back in because they left a coke can in top. >> over the tap. >> bow tie? >> is a surgeon a gambler? >> i'll buy the vendors, you divide the guest list. >> wouldn't it be better to take the list since they all like you better than me. >> the guests will be so eager to get off the phone with you it will go by quickly. >> brutal yet fair point. smarter than i give you credit for. >> all right. they're here. the show, just released second season, renewed for a third season. most important thing we were discussing is whether or not there should be spanks for men. >> very important.
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>> they say yes, yes, and yes. >> i'm n i'm not protesting. if they existed, i would wear them. >> they do exist. >> we debated whether it's okay for men to wear lips or should heels. >> look, do i love the idea of a man in lifts? no. >> i do. >> i'm 5'9". >> it's not easy being a tall actress in this industry. >> okay. >> news flash, most of the actors are tiny. and male actors don't want to be on the apple boxes. >> no. >> we also want them to understand what we go through every day. you said, thank goodness you have the third season coming up because all of this beauty -- >> it costs a lot of money. $5 million you're looking at right now. i've been up since 1:00 in the morning. >> it's working. >> just getting ready. thank you. >> it's really working. it's really working. can i talk about the show? or spanks, is that more
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important? >> willie wants some. >> would you suggest your husband wear spanks? >> i want to see him in spanks, a lift. i want to see it. i do, and you should, too. i feel the responsibility should be equal. >> just so they know what it many feels like. >> just for a day. be me for a day. >> i can't breathe right now. >> human spanks. just hold me in. >> you guys have amazing chemistry. is this because you've been working on the show, these great characters? >> it's all fake. >> we do not like each other. no, you know, brooklyn and i met on the first season of the show. and, yes, naturally got along. both of us being supermodels was helpful because we had something -- >> commonality there. >> galavanting around every day, it was helpful. i'm a genius comedian. >> not everyone gets it. >> i don't like hanging out with
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anyone not a supermodel, so it works out well. it's really good. >> it does. it's very good. >> you do get to hang out with jane fonda and lily tomlin, which although not supermodels, might as well be. >> i would argue they are. >> i would say they are, too. >> you have supermodel status. >> you're? >> three for three. >> how cool is it to be on set with the two of them? >> incredible. >> humbling every day. there are moments we're sitting in the corner watching them work in awe. >> they're incredible. >> you're clearly pregnant in real life. >> no. i -- >> that's awkward. >> wow. >> i had dessert last night. is that what you're implying? >> that came out wrong. >> obviously. >> obviously. >> you're with child. >> i may be a little bloated, but no, i'm not pregnant.
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by the way, i truly learned to not ask people until like i see a baby coming out of them. it's what i need to see. >> you're not supposed to ask until you see a baby coming out? >> yeah. >> there it is. >> i completely agree with that. i've been nailed on that one. you learn your lesson once, and it's over. >> i saw it happen. i saw it happen. >> you sat down and said, how are you feeling? >> it was an open -ended -- >> that's code for are you pregnant? >> yes, and i'm feeling great. >> so glad. sorry, i tanked this interview. >> no, no. >> if you were pregnant, would you -- if you were pregnant, would it -- i mean, would you identify with your characters? anybody have children at this table? >> we have like six fictional
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and real -- five and a half -- six and a half children. >> i can't follow this. >> between the two of us on and off the show. >> it is confusing. >> it is confusing. even the crew is like, wait, you were pregnant -- it's confusing for all of us. i can't keep up. i'm not pregnant but sometimes i feel like it. >> why do you look it though? >> don't have the spanks. >> how can you not watch this show? >> the best. the best ever. brooklyn and june and spanks. thank you, all. babies, maybe. i don't know. and heels. season two of "grace and frankie." this is why they got season three. currently streaming on netflix. binge watch. coming up, the only steak recipe you'll ever need. once you seat it, people will think you're pregnant. it's okay. the most delicious recipe for your memorial day think fixing your windshield is a big hassle?
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this week on today food, we'll be firing up the grill to get you ready for your summer cookouts. today, we're making the perfect steak with scott, a chef here in new york city. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> what are we making? >> a steak with sauce. traditionally, it's in the south of italy, naples, serve it with grilled fish. i kind of like the acidity of it. this is what we're doing. we have some extra virgin olive oil. this is our version of it, so to speak. carmelize this garlic. we're going to add the crushed red pepper. parsley and capers. we're going to cook that together. it really develops that flavor nicely. >> how long is that? >> it's going to take about three and a half to four minutes or so. really low temperature, maybe a little longer.
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just make sure it's nice and brown like that. capers, the crushed red peppers, it's a little spicy, acidic. >> beautiful. >> then we come here. we have a little oregano. add chopped parsley, oregano, lemon zest. lemon juice, as well. we like the nice, bright acidity. >> why do you like this steak? >> first of all, it's known for flavor, not necessarily the tenderness. if you cut it the right way. i like a lot of salt on my steak. >> what do you do first? >> we forgot that step. we marinated it in a -- >> here we are. >> it's only 9:00 a.m. we marinated with herbs, olive oil and it rested overnight. super hot grill. that's the key to a great steak. we want to sear the exterior of
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it. >> how good is this, ladies, by the way? >> amazing. >> we cut this against the grain. nice, sharp knife. >> that's tender. >> that's where the tenderness comes from. >> so good. >> then we simply put it on a platter with the beautiful sauce. >> beautiful. >> loving it. >> the lemon is bright. >> it's different. >> we're going to eat this now. for the recipe. click on the grilling tab. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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the trivalley. our temperatures hold steady for most of the week and by the end we will see a slow climb and the temperatures heading into the holiday weekend. let's go to mike for an update. >> a motorcycle crash here and right here in the back up, you can't see a detailed information. there is a crash and the motorcycle rider is okay though. we see a smoother drive around the bay and things starting to lighten up. the routes are not really a problem and we have service over here to burlingame. >> happening now, today is the last chance to make your voice heard in the june primary. the final day voters can register. they will look at the trends and the upsoming primary and how voters may impact the out come. and finally in monterey county,
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they are making progress on a stubborn grass fire at 4,000 acres. we will have more local news in a half hour.
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