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here at the san mateo bridge slows. a disabled vehicle on the right shoulder. you see the flashing lights. >> all right, that's going to do it for us this morning. >> and we leave you with a live look this morning, a beautiful look here at the bay area. the "today" show up next. good morning unveiling his agenda >> america is on the move again. >> president biden delivers his first address to congress, laying out a bold plan to rebuild the country, with big spending and redefining the role of government. >>t is time to grow the economy from the bottom and middle out. >> senator tim scott with a republican response saying he heard a liberal wish list that is not what the country needs. >> three months in the actions of the president and his party are pulling us further and
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further apart. >> this morning, craig is live at the white house inside the new details on that early morning fbi search at rudy giuliani's new york city home and office. just ahead, what agents were looking for, what they seized and our interview with giuliani's son overnight progress on pause. vaccine rates dropping across the country, down by nearly 2 million shots per day in recent weeks. several states now seeing cases rise forced to bring back restrictions >> at this moment we are moving backwards. >> where things stand amid the new push to boost vaccinations from coast to coast. all that plus, storm alert >> look at that! >> overnight, large and destructive hail in texas with 39 people from the south to new england facing the risk of more severe weather today al's tracking it for us.
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and man on the mission tributes pour in for astronaut michael collins, the third member of apollo 11 who played a critical rolmsf. >> i wish i would have gotten to walk on the moon, but i can say with utmost honesty, i was thrilled to have the place that i have >> harry smith remembers his life and legacy through his inspiring conversation with an often overlooked american icon today thursday, april 29, 2021 >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza >> hey, guys, welcome to "today." so happy you are joining us on a thursday morning extra coffee for the girl next to me for a late night last night. >> yeah, we had the joint address speech to congress last night. a little different because of
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covid, a slimmed down audience and history, two women behind the president for the first time. >> yeah, that was really interesting. president biden's very first address to congress in his first 100 days >> yeah, and he called on lawmakers to turn this covid crisis into an opportunity, the president pitching ideas to vastly expand government services saying it's crucial to democracy's very survival. republicans countered by labeling the president's agenda too expensive saying it will pull the country further apart >> and as savannah's pointed out, one of the nice highlights had to do nothing with those things, it was the first time ever that two women, vice president kamala harris, and house speaker nancy pelosi stood behind the president. >> today president biden heads out to begin selling his plan to voters first stop rallying in gaeeorgia to mark his 100th day in office. >> we're going to break down how the republicans are responding craig's there, and he'll be sitting down with president biden later this morning. >> reporter: good morning to
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both of you. as president biden starts that 100th day here at the white house, he's delivering a message that hasn't been heard from an american president in decades. in his first address to a joint session of congress, he made the case for big government, arguing the nation is at a great inflection point in history. republicans calling his $6 trillion plan a tax and spend free for all >> madame speaker, the president of the united states >> reporter: president biden's first address to congress unlike any in modern history. with just 200 in the house chamber instead of the usual 1600, all of them masked and socially distanced after a year of crisis, the president's message clear. america is making a comeback >> after just 100 days, i can report to the nation, america is on the move again. >> reporter: mr. biden touting progress in the fight against covid.
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also laying out his ambitious agenda calling for trillions of dollars in new spending to boost the economy. including his american families plan featuring universal pre-k, tuition free community college, and expanded tax credits for child care and a sales plan to overhaul america's infrastructure with a price tag of more than 2.2 trillion dollars >> the american jobs plan is a blue collar blueprint to build america. >> reporter: along with the $1.9 trillion covid relief package passed without a single republican vote, it amounts to nearly $6 trillion in spending president biden saving it will be paid for by raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy republicans saying it is too much government interference and spending >> this was a frightening speech
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>> i believe what i proposed was fair, fiscally responsible >> reporter: the president is also calling on congress to pass a wide array of legislation, including immigration reform, voting rights, a $15 minimum wage, and the police reform bill named after george floyd. >> we have to come together. to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the people they serve. to root out systemic racism in our criminal justice system and enact police reform in george floyd's name. >> hear me clearly america is not a racist country. >> reporter: tim scott the senate's only black republican delivering the gop response. blasting the president's agenda calling it a liberal wish list of big government waste and slamming democrats as divisive >> we need policies and progress that brings us closer together but three months in, the actions of the president and his party
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are pulling us further and further apart. >> at the start of his speech, president biden noting the history-making moment.7 a year him on the diais for the first time ever. >> madame speaker and madame vice president >> no president's ever said those words from this podium and it is about time >> reporter: president biden will be hitting the road today after we get a chance to sit down with him exclusively here at the white house the president traveling to atlanta for a drive-in rally to start pushing his plan to voters also on the agenda while he's there in georgia, a special trip to plains, georgia he's going to be visiting with former president jimmy carter and his wife roslyn who were unable to make the trip here to washington the two men have known each other for decades. it was a young senator biden who
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was the first to endorse jimmy carter back in 1977 -- '76 >> that will be a wonderful meeting. craig, thank you so much we'll see you in your interview a little later let's bring in former democratic senator. we've got both sides of the aisle covered. claire, i'll start with you. the president and the white house advisers like to say go big or go home no question this is big. $6 trillion in new spending proposed what isn't big is the democratic majority he holds in congress. it's a 50/50 tie in the senate just five plus majority in the house. has he overshot here >> listen, there is no question that there will be negotiation and it is highly doubtful and frankly, very em probable that he will get exactly what he laid out last night, but remember this, what he's talking about
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are things that could change the lives of most americans. expanding public school to pre-k is not socialism making sure that women can take leave when they get -- have a baby is not socialism. that is really smart policies that most americans really want so he's got the positions that are popular. now he has to do the hard work of knitting together the compromises to get it across the finish line with the moderate republicans and the moderate democrats. >> rich, how about it, senator mccaskill laid it out pretty well it is exactly what the white house said these are popular proposals. i mean, does the popularity of these proposals bring republicans to the table >> well, a lot of them poll well, but that doesn't mean at the end of the day an aggregate when you spend another 5 or $6 trillion that that is actually going to be popular t i think the problem the president has is this is not how he campaigned. he gave addresses during the campaign he had plenty of opportunities
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to say i am not a moderate democrat and i will seek if elected to transform the country the way lbj and fdr did. he never said that if he said that the outcome of the election might have been different. i think what he's going to find is what bill clinton and barack obama found. they usually pay a steep price in the midterm elections joe biden, as you point out, he's not dealing with a huge margin of error. it's a tie in the senate and it's a single-digit majority in the house. >> claire, i'll let you have the last word there, i mean, what say you to that that the president, you know, whether or not he has that mandate, whether or not democrats should go forward with really increasing the role of government >> listen, i think there are things we need to change in america for most americans, not for the ones who have been in power in washington and who got the tax cut through on a partisan vote that helped just the wealthy. and frankly, the republican
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rebuttal didn't have much credibility. right now the republicans can't talk much about big spending talk about the democrats causing a partisan divide after january 6th. >> all right, senator claire mccaskill, rich lowry, it's always good to have you with us, and we're going to have more reaction to the president's address a little later this morning. and as mentioned, craig has an exclusive conversation with president biden, his only network interview marking his first 100 days in office they'll sit down today we'll bring it to you tomorrow morning on "today." president biden used part of his address last night to highlight strides being made against the pandemic, while pushing all americans to get vaccinated the white house and health officials hoping new guidance loosening those outdoor mask restrictions will bolster slowing vaccine rates. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has more on this one. hey, miguel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that rollback from the cdc comes as the u.s. is still averaging 55,000 new covid cases a day on par with last summer's surge,
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but perhaps just as concerning, a vaccine plateau is pausing progress >> this morning americans are outside and unmasked. >> so it will be a lot more comfo comfortable. >> reporter: but health experts warn it's too soon to fully let up as vaccine rates plateau. across the nation, a slumping 2.5 million shots are being administered a day down from the high of roughly 4.2 million earlier this month researchers say the slowdown is expected as more than half of adults have already received at least one dose still, a small group of resistant americans say they won't get vaccinated while others have questions. one survey found 63% of black and latinx adults say they did not have enough information about where to get a shot. meanwhile, most states are seeing a drop in cases, but in some surging pockets of the
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country, restrictions not relaxed, in the re-upped >> at this moment, we are moving backwards. >> reporter: oregon seeing an over 60% rise in infections, the governor moving a third of the state's counties into severe restrictions while hospitals in colorado are caring for the most covid patients since january >> if you haven't yet been vaccinated, you are at very high risk for contracting this virus right now. in west virginia, the state is offering a $100 savings bond to residents between 16 and 35 who get vaccinated at the bucs gameks game in milw fans can score -- and change the face of the pandemic >> dr. fauci now says he hopes full fda approval of the covid vaccines will come, quote, very soon that could further increase confidence in their safety and open the door for some
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workplaces and schools to require employees and students to get vaccinated. hoda, back to you. >> all right, miguel, thank you so m >> there's a lot more to get to this morning including those new protests in elizabeth city, north carolina, overnight. demonstrators defying a city wide curfew after a judge refused to immediately release body camera video of the fatal police shooting of andrew brown jr nbc's kerry sanders has been covering the story for us there. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, andrew brown was shot five times. the bullet that took his life according to the medical examiner was a shot to the back of his head. now, early evidence suggests he was driving away when the deputy shot him, and so it's believed that the body camera footage may explain why the deputy decided to fire, but a judge here decided at least for the moment the public will not get a chance to see those videos. >> say his name! >> reporter: protests overnight again in elizabeth city, north
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carolina, police moving in to disperse crowds, arresting demonstrators for violating a city wide curfew as the judge has now ruled. >> the court order is as follows. >> the sheriff for body cam and one dash cam recorded when officers shot and killed andrew brown will not be released for 30 days. >> confidentiality is necessary to protect a potential criminal investigation. >> reporter: andrew brown's family will be allowed to watch the videos sooner, his 92-year-old grandmother. >> would you like to see that video? >> yes, i would. >> would you like the public to see that video >> yes, i would. >> why >> then everybody will know what happened. >> reporter: the d.a. says releasing the videos now could taint a potential jury if the officers end up facing charges >> you cannot swing a skunk inl. >> reporter: the d.a. says the
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body cams show brown's car moving towards the officers. >> the next movement of the car is forward it is in the direction of law enforcement, and makes contact with law enforcement it is then and only then that you hear shots. >> reporter: brown family attorney wayne kendall >> there was contact between the vehicle and the officers. >> which suggests that they may say that the car was a deadly weapon >> which suggests that's a possibility, yes >> reporter: the deputies who were serving the arrest warrant remain unnamed, but they did have a lawyer here at court yesterday representing their interests, the lawyers saying the deputies themselves are distraught, but they believe the shooting was justified. >> kerry sanders, thank you very much. it is 7:16, that time of the day where we check in with al. and boy, there's some severe weather out there. >> yeah, really, guys. we're talking mayor, and it's going to continue again. take a look at last night. besides tornados we had baseball sized hail this is norman, oklahoma
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look at the sound of this hail i mean, it's crazy stuff, and it did a ton of damage. take a look at this car dealership look at what happened to all these cars due to that hail, plus, they had tornados. dallas, san antonio, and norman, oklahoma, and everywhere in between. there's probably going to be a billion dollars weather damage event. you look at what's going on right now, we have tornado watches from the northeast corner of texas stretching all the way into parts of missouri and arkansas we are looking through 8:00 a.m. we're going to be looking at these severe storms and possible tornados we have a risk for 39 people from texas all the way to new york for severe weather, damaging winds, hail of an inch or more, a few tornados possible this system moving to the east look for heavy rain developing today here in the northeast, numerous showers and storms all along this cold front. pushes through friday, wet snow in new england, gusty winds late in the day for the northeast air travel is going to be
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affected we have 19 million people under high wind watches, and look at the rainfall totals. we got a wide swath stretching all the way from texas, dallas, making its way through little rock and then it moves up into the northeast from cincinnati, pittsburgh, all the way to boston, anywhere from one to three inches of rain down to the south, could be upwards of five. so we're going to be watching this extremely closely over the next 24 hours. we're going to get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall.
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if you're about to head out for your morning exercise in brentwood expect temperatures to start out fairly mild in the 50s and we'll warm up quickly today. whatever you want to do outside try to get it done early before we reach into the upper 70s and low 80s. we will see some mid-80s for our inland spots and spots like morgan hill and livermore, but then into the weekend it turns windy. our weather staying dry into next week. >> and that's your latest weather. just ahead, rudy giuliani's apartment searched by fbi agents we'll have more details on that early morning raid and a new interview with joouj's son. plus, we are going to remember a nasa icon, the apollo 11 pilot who circled the moon during those historic first steps. the tributes pouring in this morning, and what he told our harry smith about coming so harry smith about coming so close wi
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good morning. it is 7:26. i'm kris sanchez. here are today's top stories including developments in the death of a man who died in police custody in the east bay. >> reporter: i'm bob redell in alameda. the attorney for three alameda police officers involved in the death of 26-year-old mario gonzalez is asking people to not rush to judgment this is video from the officers' body cam. it is disturbing to watch. the attorney for the three officers says her clients were trying to keep gonzalez safe when they tried to arrest him last week and that they are both heartbroken and devastated by his death. you could see in the video there was a struggle to get gonzalez
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in handcuffs. one officer ended up with a knee on his back. gonzalez eventually lost consciousness and died later at the hospital. good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. the president marks 100 days in office today. he will celebrate by holding a rally in atlanta, and then he and the first lady will travel to georgia to meet with former president jimmy carter. carter was not able to make it to the inauguration because of health reasons. a look at our weather forecast, meteorologist kari hall, nice today. we know we're in a drought. yeah, we are in a drought. we've been monitoring it. warm temperatures for our inland valleys in spots like dublin and brentwood will reach into the low 80s today. it's going to be slightly cooler for the second but quite gusty and we'll see the dry weather continuing into next week while san francisco will see highs in the mid-60s. we'll reach up to 70 degrees
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today so it will be cooler for the weekend as though winds pick up. kris? >> thank you, kari. we have more local news coming up in just a half hour. of course you can find us anytime of day nbcbayarea.com.
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at 7:30 no at 7:30 now on a thursday morning, the 29th of april, 2021, and there's a pretty good chance at this moment ten years ago you were right here watching, well, that, a big event, william and kate, fairy tale royal wedding, an estimated 2 billion people tuned in worldwide. and just ahead, we're going to go live to buckingham palace, and show you how the duke and duchess are marking their big tenth anniversary. >> all those kids, a new life, wow. >> let's get started with our 7:30 headlines
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new developments in the ahmaud arbery case. three georgia men accused of killing the 25-year-old black man were indicted yesterday ontd kidnapping charges. arbery was shot while he was jogging through a south georgia neighborhood last year. the justice department says the men confronted arbery because of his race. the suspects travis mcmichaels, gregory mcmichael and william brian face charges. cruise ships could be sailing again by mid-july. that news coming in a letter from the cdc. cruise will be able to resume this summer if 95% of the passengers are fully vaccinated. the cdc has loosened some testing requirements. the industry has been shut down in the u.s. for more than a year because of pandemic. phillies all star slugger bryce harper says he's all good this morning after a frightening incident in last night's game against the cardinals. harper was hit by a 97 miles per
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hour pitch directly in the face. >> maybe for a third time as well. part of the lineup here, oh, wow. oh, no. >> harper was slow to get back on his feet, but eventually walked off under his own power. cardinals relief pitcher apologized after the game, wished him a speedy recovery. late last night harper released a video on instagram saying his tests came back fine, and he was feeling good. oh, my gosh. wow. >> he is one tough customer. wow. there are some new developments to tell you about this morning in the criminal investigation of president trump's personal lawyer, rudy giuliani and his business dolealings in ukraine.h warrants at his new york home and of >> nbc correspondent hallie jackson joins us with the latest. >> reporter: rudy giuliani's attorney tells us he's never had anything to hide, but those early morning searches by federal agents looking for giuliani's cell phones and
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computer is a sign the investigation into the former new york city mayor is hitting a new and more intense phase new fallout this morning after those searches at rudy giuliani's office and manhattan apartment. fbi agents escorted to giuliani's home by his doorman according to a person briefed on what happened. multiple sources familiar with the investigation tell nbc news the agents seized giuliani's electronic devices, phones, tablets or computers it's believed to be part of a long-running investigation into giuliani's dealings with ukraine. >> i was given information about ukrainian corruption. >> reporter: giuliani's attorney insists he did nothing wrong, in a statement saying in part the search warrants involved only one indication of an alleged incident of failure to register as a foreign agent, which he says giuliani has denied giuliani's son, andrew speaking with us overnight after visiting with his father. >> he's a tough guy, you know, when the mafia ends up putting a hit out on you and you've lived through september 11th, it's
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almost like it doesn't phase him to be honest. >> a person familiar with the investigation tells nbc news, federal prosecutors had what they needed to get this warrant as far back as last year, but it was just a matter of timing, which suggests the justice department may have wanted to wait until the transition period between administrations ended before moving forward. >> this is how cases, even big important cases move forward. >> reporter: giuliani coming off a string of high profile public moments facing defamation lawsuits after pushing false expertise theories about the 2020 election including in unusual press conferences. >> i can't tell you exactly what's on the ballot. >> and a controversial scene in the 2020 borat portraying the main character's teenage daughter giuliani called it a complete fabrication and saying he was never inappropriate. >> how significant is it that federal agents executed a search warrant? what does that mean? >> reporter: it's a good
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question, and legal experts that i talked to say prosecutors met a certain required legal standard, right? probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed so it is a significant step. it signals the investigation is ramping up it is also, hoda, a pretty extraordinary development for somebody who used to be a u.s. attorney, was the former mayor of new york, in addition to his long-time relationship with donald trump he's one of new york's most high profile figures and now at the center of this high profile investigation. hoda. >> hallie, thank you. coming up next, new tributes this morning to a ground breaking astronaut who had a front row seat to history. michael collins, the third member of the apollo 11 crew. >> harry smith remembers his life and legacy through an awe inspiring conversation they shared coming up right after this this ♪ a-hey, a-hey-hey ♪ ♪
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collins passed away yesterday at the age of 90. he piloted apollo 11 orbiting above the moon while neil a armstrong and buzz aldrin took those historic first steps >> sat down with him two years ago for the 51st anniversary of the landing and a look at the life and legacy of the often overlooked member of the crew. harry, good morning. >> good morning. what an amazing day to be able to spend time with michael collins just a couple of years ago. and you know, it is interesting. everybody remembers neil armstrong and buzz aldrin. but the guy who was providing the ride home. that was michael collins >> ignition sequence start. >> july 16, 1969, a massive saturn 5 rocket propels astronauts neil armstrong, buzz aldrin, and michael collins into space. >> liftoff on apollo 11. >> reporter: for the most daring and technically demanding
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adventure of its time. >> were you nervous? >> yes, i get nervous easily and it seemed like a suitable occasion to be nervous >> reporter: once in orbit around the moon, collins said good-bye to neil armstrong and buzz aldrin as their landing module headed to the surface collins meanwhile, stayed up in the command module, the only ride home. once those guys drift off, what do you think >> bon voyage. >> got a fine looking flying machine there. >> reporter: orbiting above the lunar surface, collins was off out of - >> reporter: as the command module ventured to the other side of the moon, he did hear. >> the eagle has landed. >> but as for those famous first words. >> one small step for man. one giant leap for mankind >> reporter: he missed the whole
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thing. >> did you hear neil armstrong's -- >> no. >> reporter: didn't hear it. >> no i don't remember hearing that. one small step for man. >> no, i don't remember hearing that >> collins was flying around the other side of the moon, as alone as any human had ever been. >> more than half of the time you are in contact with houston it is blather blather blather in your ear so in a way it is kind of nice to have that 40 minutes to yourself back there. i kind of enjoyed it >> but soon enough, mission control caught him up on the history unfolding 60 miles below. >> i believe they are setting up the flag now. >> great >> i guess you are about the only person around that doesn't have tv coverage of the scene. >> that's all right. i don't mind a bit. >> nor did collins mind that he wasn't down there with armstrong and aldrin. >> was there any part of you that was like i wish i could have done that too.
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>> well sure i wish i could have walked on the moon but i can say with the utmost honesty, i was thrilled to have the place that i had to be one-third of john f. kennedy's culminating dream. so i have absolutely no beef whatsoever >> kennedy's dream fulfilled with those first steps, but the voyage home was anything but certain. >> what worried me was the surface coming back. on the surface of the moon we just had one asset engine, the fire had to catch. it had to produce the right thrust and the right direction if one of those things didn't work right, they were dead. >> the lunar module's rockets did fire and as it drew closer to the command module, collins took this picture he is the only human alive not in the frame the earth, three billion of us, plus two >> you have got it upside down i'm sorry. there. does that look better to you
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now? >> thank you for the correction. >> when we spoke, that view from space was still very much on his mind >> that little orb out your window really grabs your attention. it seemed to project a little tiny sense of fragility. i don't know why the word kept -- that's a fragile little thing. >> with mission accomplished, the crew of apollo 11 made it safely back to this fragile place. and a thankful collins left a message. >> you see scribbled inside the spacecraft. >> yes. >> your writing here. >> spacecraft 107 alias apollo 11, alias columbia the best ship to come down the line god bless her. michael collins, cmp i hated to leave it just without saying something to good old 107. i should have put thanks a lot on there i don't think i put that on.
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but i should have. >> and the day that we had that interview, i had the good fortune to meet michael collins daughters kate and anne. and yesterday they posted a picture of their parents their mother passed away a couple of years ago. and they said this is one of their absolute favorite pictures talk about, that's their own amazing love story they had a mixed marriage. he was episcopalian. she was catholic one of the last things he tweeted, and yes, he was active on smocial media was just a few days ago, and that whole idea of looking back at earth, he says i'm certain if anyone -- if everyone could see the earth floating just outside their windows, every day would be earth day. >> there you go. >> i surely wish they taught more in schools what mr. collins efforts were on the lunar landing. i'm so glad you are shining a light on it now but i wish more kids are grew up knowing his
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effort >> yeah, and his story is, he came from military families, expected to go to west point and his idea that he wanted to fly and not be on the ground was its own sort of amazing amazing part of his history and he wrote a book called "carrying the fire," which is to this day an absolutely terrific read >> oh, wow. >> i was just going to bring that up. that and "american moon shot great stuff. >> that was beautiful. thank you so much. >> thanks harry. >> memories, wow yeah. >> extraordinary human let's get a check of the weather now from mr. roker >> we are seeing more changes, this from the journal of nature. our glaciers are melting faster than ever with these warming temperatures global glacial melt per year from 2000-2004 just the glaciers. not the ice sheets 250 billion tons of ice melted
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in the last five years, 328 billion tons of ice have melted. that's a 30% increase. if you were to take all that water that's melted and spread it'd be almost an inch and a half of water. about climate change we continue to watch this unfortunately unfold now, as far as our temperature's concerned today, staying warm in the northeast, mid-atlantic states, new york will be 75, 91 in norfolk, 83 in atlanta. those temperatures continue to rise, but then cool down as we get into friday from burlington, out to marquette but you head out west, we're talking record highs for the weekend, possible records on friday, palm springs triple good morning. i'm meteorologist kari lley all napa valley we're going to see some of those temperatures reaching into the mid-80s today.
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happening now, a brand-new california drought monitor is out and a larger segment of the bay area now experiencing extreme drought. it's also the latest sign more water restrictions could be coming our way. we'll have team coverage in our midday newscast. also, san francisco school leaders are thinking outside the box when it comes to bringing more students back inside the classroom. cierra johnsson has the latest on that. >> reporter: i'm cierra johnson. the school district looking for some outside help to get kids back in the classroom. now the district is seeking a consultant to get students in class by august of this year for the next school year. this idea was originally floated back in june. they had a $90,000 price tag. no word yet how much they are willing to pay right now for
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that position. all right. let's check in with meteorologist kari hall. the weekend is getting a little bit closer, but we still have a work day ahead of us. we were talking about the drought expanding for california -- sorry, i have to grab my microphone here. we are looking at temperatures over the next couple of days that are going to reach into the mid-80s for today but then we'll see some 70s as we go into the week for our inland spots. now next week we're still going to be very dry and we've been talking about the drought expanding into the extreme category. we still don't see any rain as we go into the next several days and we're going to see our temperatures in san francisco cooling off going from 70 today to the 60s as we go into next week. and we'll have more updates on the drought conditions as well as the dry weather we see it continuing in the forecast. more updates coming up throughout the day. kris? >> more local news coming up in just a half hour. hope you're having a good morning.
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it's 8:00 on "today" coming up the president's message during his first address to congress. president biden hammers home his agenda from the pandemic. >> go get vaccinated america. >> to police reform. >> we have to come together. to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the people they serve. >> this morning a growing backlash over what it would cost. >> it's a liberal wish list of big government waste >> we're live with the latest. and little milestones. celebrating prince william and kate's 10th anniversary with a look back at the wedding of the
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century. >> they've waited for hours for this moment, and there she is in all her glory. just ahead how the duke and duchess are honoring their special occasion and she's a star. >> i want to thank you, all of you for this amazing award. >> the one and only kathie lee gifford will be joining us after leaving her mark on hollywood's walk of fame how she's toasting this major accomplishment "today," thursday april 29, 2021 ♪ i got you, moonlight ♪ >> we're the miller family from frisco, texas, sending love to our family from coast to coast. >> we can't wait to meet you >> today celebrating our 30th anniversary, but that's not all. >> she's her sister, and today's my birthday. ♪ >> i'm nbc bay area's laura garcia, and my triplets have today's top story.
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>> we're turning 12 today! >> we're celebrating our favorite person's 16th birthday. >> now all your cards. >> no! >> they say no to the car? wow. happy birthday, welcome back to "today". thursday morning so happy you are starting your day with us. it's nice to hear from the bay area with triplets >> i know, momma, we bow, we bow. you're amazing lots of happenings from coast to coast. set your dvr by the way. if you don't want to wake up at 7:00 a.m., we hear you that's why you can record it you can watch everything on your own time >> let's get started with your news at 8:00 president biden heads to georgia today to begin selling the plan for an american revival that he outlined before congress last night. craig is at the white house with more on the president's agenda and reaction to it hey craig. >> hoda. good morning to you. as president biden marks this, his 100th day in office today he's delivering the message that hasn't been heard from an american president in decades.
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his first address to the joint session of congress he made the case for big government. he leaned in in a big way arguing that america is at a great inflection point in history. republicans are calling his $6 trillion plan a tax and spend free for all >> madame speaker, the president of the united states >> reporter: president biden's first address to congress unlike any many modern history. with just 200 people in the house chamber instead of the usual 1,600, all of them masked and socially distanced after a year of crisis, the president's message clear. america is making a comeback. >> after just 100 days, i can report to the nation, america is on the move again. >> reporter: mr. biden touting progress in the fight against covid. >> go get vaccinated, america. >> reporter: the president also
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laying out his ambitious agenda calling for trillions of dollars in new spending to boost the economy, including his american families plan featuring universal pre-k, twuition free community college, and expanded tax credits for child care, and delivering a sales pitch for his plan to overhaul america's infrastructure with a price tag of more than $2.2 trillion >> american jobs plan is a blue collar blueprint to build america. >> reporter: along with a 1.# trillion dollars covid relief package, passed without a single republican vote, it amounts to nearly $6 trillion in spending president biden saying it will be paid for by raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy >> i believe what i propose is fair fiscally responsible >> reporter: the president also calling on congress to pass a wide array of legislation, including immigration reform, voting rights, a $15 minimum wage, and the police reform bill
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named after george floyd >> we have to come together. to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the people they serve, to root out systemic racism in our criminal justice system, and to enact police reform in george floyd's name. >> reporter: to mark this 100th day in office president biden is traveling to atlanta for a drive-in rally the president will also be making a trip to plains, georgia. he'll be visiting with the former president jimmy carter and his wife roslyn. of course the carters missed the inauguration because of the pandemic before the president hits the road we'll sit down with him exclusively and we'll have that conversation for you tomorrow right here on "today." as the economy reopens and travel picks up, americans are seeing some of the highest gas prices since 2019, and the cost of filling up might not be the only challenge facing drivers
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this morning, nbc tom costello explains >> reporter: as american families pile into their cars and head out onto the highway this summer, finding a place to fill up might be tougher than usual. >> there will not be a shortage of gasoline. there is enough gasoline it is just a question of getting it to the station as quick as consumers are filling up. >> reporter: it is all because there aren't enough certified tanker truck drivers right now to deliver all the gas that stations may need. the industry's been facing a shortage of drivers even before the pandemic according to the national tank truck carriers organization. last year with fuel prices dropping, many drivers were laid off. >> enter 2021, things have rebounded. the demand for gasoline has gone up those drivers in many cases still gone. >> fuel tankers require drivers do have more training and certifications than standard trucks but many drive schools were shut down because of covid-19, so hiring new drivers may take time. up to 25% of tankers are currently sitting idle this summer some tourist destinations will have trouble
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keeping up orlando, florida, with walt disney world, yosemite, yellowstone, some of these areas don't have enough gas stations or truckers to meet what could be a very high summer for gasoline consumption. >> reporter: aaa says the national average for a gallon of gas is $2.89 up from $1.77 a year ago >> 20 dollars used to get me a good half a week or so and now it gets me home and back >> also driving up prices, businesses and entertainment venues starting to reopen and the traffic jams that come with them. >> they are outrageous considering that everyone is back driving again last year no one drove at all. wasn't going anywhere. >> reporter: for drivers, a downside of the return to normal, more cars on the road and more dollars going into the tank for "today," tom costello, nbc news washington. all right. let us get a boost. >> i got you covered
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more exciting for a little leaguer than getting on base for the very first time. it's reaching base and then spotting your grandpa in the stands watch what happens >> it's a base no no. brady. go back to the base. go back to the base. go back to the base. >> instead of stealing the base he steals a hug from grandpa and that of course is his biggest hit. by the way, memorable for a million other reasons. coming up next, you guys, the wedding of a century, ten years later how prince william and kate are marking that anniversary. and a look back at that day watched by the world. >> keir simmons joins us live from buckingham palace coming up right after this can't believe that "daniel deal" you got me on my insurance. daniel, state farm offers
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and we're back at 8:11 and we're back at 8:11 wishing a very happy anniversary to the duke and duchess of cambridge. prince william and kate middleton tied the knot ten years ago today, a wedding watched by an estimated 2 billion people worldwide >> that's so hard to believe "today's" senior international correspondent keir simmons is right there at buckingham palace with me. good morning, keir >> good morning. can you believe it is ten years since that famous kiss on buckingham palace' balcony back there. today william and kate releasing these pictures of the two of them together taken this week still with that look of love and after a decade and what a decade its been, it's quite reassuring just to take a it was a day the world had been waiting for. look back. it was a day the world had been waiting for. prince william marrying his long time sweetheart.
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kate middleton the royal pageantry, elegance, and glamour on full display. many called it the wedding of a century. it was an official british holiday with thousands of street parties across the united kingdom and a million people lining london's streets hoping for a glimpse of the future king and queen. glamorous guests from around the world poured into westminster ab abbey, an exclusive group of politicians, celebrities, and of course the royal family, and their hats >> the duke of york with his two daughters. the magnificent head dresses >> reporter: a time of unity, the princes arrived together prince william accompanied by his best man, prince harry. >> we watched this little boy grow up. we saw them in good times and in bad times, and i think americans loved him. >> reporter: as william and harry greeted guests the queen made her way from buckingham palace to the abbey cheered onnen on every step of the way >> the british public could see
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how happy the queen was about this marriage. but it wasn't just the wedding that was important to her. it was the fact that her grandson, the future monarch had chosen a bride who clearly was going to help him be the best he could possibly be. >> reporter: and the moment everyone was waiting for >> and there she is in all her glory. >> reporter: the first glimpse of the beaming bride and of course the heavily guarded secret reveal, the dress >> everybody just gasped and thought that is elegant. >> reporter: the bride's maid of honor pippa middleton smoothed her sister's train and stepped into the spotlight >> this is the first royal wedding in the age of social media. and boy did we know it when pippa arrived. >> reporter: all eyes glued to a breathlessly beautiful bride as she made her way up the aisle on the arm of her father.
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the historic ceremony followed centuries old british traditions >> it did feel like we were watching something very very personal and private we knew william said to his soon to be father-in-law just a quiet family affair. though a lovely moment where this just did look like a family wedding. >> the couple shared some private laughs, soft-spoken words. and after a few turns to get the ring on, they were married kate now officially a royal. the duchess of cambridge. >> i think kate's glamour and beauty outshines today >> reporter: newlyweds left the church and headed to buckingham palace in style, riding a 191-year-old state landow carriage, the very same diana and charles rode on their wedding day. >> you really had to be there to understand the atmosphere in the country that day this was a day that was purely devoted to wishing the young
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couple well. >> reporter: the duke and duchess of cambridge were greeted at buckingham palace by thousands, a sea of well wishers, marched to the palace to witness the much anticipated balcony kiss >> oh, wow. >> they're saying wow. can't quite believe it >> here we go, here we go. >> he might have to be forced to give her another kiss for this crowd. >> oh, yeah. that's it. >> happily ever after. moment after moment to end a fairy tale day >> it was a private love affair that ended with the most public >> reporter: something, isn't declaration of love. >> reporter: it's something, isn't it, guys, to see those crowds of people, people packed together not wearing masks
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a reminder that we have had good times, and that was only ten years ago. we will have good times again. meanwhile we checked with the palace, no news on what william and kate are doing today of course it is a private day for them i checked. ten-year wedding anniversary is marked by tin, which is a sign of strength. you got to hope, though, that a future king is offering a present this morning a little better than an old piece of tin. otherwise it may not be such a great anniversary, guys. >> really was. >> yeah. >> that throngs of people. the excitement >> pomp and circumstance. >> and they know how to throw a wedding. the tiktok was right on schedule. >> it was a beautiful day in london. >> it was. i loved hearing meredith vieira. she was shrieking. she was like the proud mom >> i was just thinking, when they have their kiss, the whole world was there. >> do it again do it again. >> unscripted you know. >> yeah. >> fly by was cool.
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>> now they got three kids >> -- life luol rolls on. >> happy anniversary. >> also want to mention we're celebrating the 10th anniversary of william and kate on "today" all day. including a special if you are one of the 2 billion like myself that missed the royal wedding, we're going to re-air the royal wedding that is tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern, all day and streaming on peacock that's tough for me. man. nfl draft, royal wedding reair >> what are you going to do? >> two screens. >> yeah. >> two screens >> exactly >> al, what are you going to be watching >> i'm going to be watching the weather as usual because we have some severe stuff to talk about. heavy weather moving from texas into the mississippi and ohio river valleys. watching that all day today. temperature-wise seeing near records out west especially in the southwest. 90s down through florida and southern texas as well for the day today, strong storms will be firing up in the mid-plains on into the ohio river valley heavy rain all the way back to
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texas. western warmth continues we look for sunshine through the southeast. heavier rain moving into the northeast good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. taking a look at our inland temperatures in santa rosa as well as livermore, down to morgan hill, we will reach into the mid-80s today. it's still warm but tomorrow temperatures drop slightly and winds pick up. we will see the warmest spots reaching into the upper 70s and low 80s heading into next week as the sunshine continues. it's been so dry. there's still no rain in this forecast. san francisco will reach 70 today but mostly 60s through the rest of the forecast. sirius xm 108. coming up live the behind the scenes of the "today show. our honchos lab -- mad libby and pete green i've mashed them together. >> lab, that's what they do. they tell all our secrets. >> they do
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>> all right, al, thank you. "pop start" time >> "popstart" time i'm going watch the draft until the 17th pick. once the radius get their bic then i'll switch to the royal wedding. >> sitting down with oprah for his first on camera interview since sharing on social media is that he's transgenderer he explains why he's decided to go public with his story >> and despite your fears you say you feel a deep responsibility to share your truth. >> why >> i don't know how to really say it other than it just feels more important than feeling scared in moments. it feels more important than if i have an overwhelming day it to me really simply feels like absolutely the right thing to do. >> you can catch their full interview tomorrow in the latest episode of the oprah conversation that is on apple tv plus
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next up this morning we've got adam sandler, you would be thinking that a globally famts actor and comedian could get a table at any restaurant in town apparently not a tiktok appears to show adam sandler getting turned away by a hostess at ihop. telling him it is a 30 minute wait and him of course leaving because he's not going wait 30 minutes for ihop the creator captioned the video asking sandler to please come back that video has been viewed nearly 10 million times. >> wow >> the comment section is fun to read because it's basically filled with praise for adam sandler for not using his hollywood clout to not score a table at ihop proving once again stars are just like us >> "late night" talk show on the cbs streaming service. paramount plus the show would take place on a set designed to look like an afterhours nightclub and feature interviews with the celebrities and musical performances
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mayer no rookie to hosting, 2004 vh1 aired the sole episode of his show, and in 2015 he stepped in as a guest host on the "the late late show with craig fer ferguson". on to tiffany haddish. showing off her dance moves in tie dolla $ign's latest music video. a girlfriend is fed up with her one-sided relationship and decides to celebrate being by herself. here's a look. ♪ by yourself, you ain't afraid to be by yourself ♪ ♪ say you ain't afraid to be by yourself ♪ >> hard to compete with savannah's aerobics moves. >> that was uncalled for >> finally this morning, jennifer lopez and josh duhamel working together on a film they have shotgun wedding coming up and we're getting a look at some pictures from the set lopez tweeting new ones. in the first the pop icon
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looking like a bloody and dishevelled bride, and then all cleaned up in the second photo j.lo announcing the release date for that film, big news, "shotgun wedding" hits theaters june 29th, 2022. >> that's a look at your "pop start," guys >> straight ahead. one of our favorite faces to see. kathie lee gifford now she's a star >> look at her beautiful home. kathy we can't wait to talk to you. >> love you guys. >> we love you we're going to talk about a real important moment in her career that happened yesterday. we always knew kath was a star, but now it's official in hollywood. a star on the hollywood walk of fame can't wait to visit with kath. someone get the wine, get the vee i vino, but first your local news.
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good morning. 8:26. i'm marcus washington. a key hurdle cleared in google's massive downtown west development. the development covers 88 acres and promises several thousand new housing units. san jose council members are expected to cast their final vote next month. getting a look at the forecast for you, meteorologist kari hall is standing by. kari? >> hey, we're going to have another warm and sunny day for a lot of our inland spots like
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brentwood, even up towards santa rosa. down to morgan hill, we will see highs reaching into the mid-80s today. then we cool off a few degrees but it will be windy this weekend, especially near the coast and some of the mountains. some of the gusts could reach 35 to 45 miles an hour, even into next week. it will still be breezy with our temperatures coming up and we see dry weather continuing in san francisco. low 70s today but cooler by tomorrow, only reaching about 62. of the then we will see more 60s in the forecast through next week. marcus? >> thanks, kari. we'll have another local news update for you in 30 minutes.
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♪ my head and my heart ♪ 8:30 now thursday morning. that is our happy little neck of the woods. thursday april 29, 2021. you sit down with jessica simpson. >> i do. it was an honest and real conversation she's been on this ongoing journey of self-acceptance she talks about it in a real way. i mean, she says she actually doesn't mind being called ditsy. by the way she runs a billion dollar business. and we'll visit with her our new favorite star on the
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hollywood walk of fame is kathie lee, getting her due long overdue, i think, but we're so excited for her. we're going to chat with kathie lee in just a moment >> we've always known she's a star just ahead on the third star, couple other stories talking about their new animated adventure. then coming up tomorrow on "today," thomas rhett will drop his latest album he will be with us live on that day, and then he's going to treat us to a performance that will make for a great friday morning. >> wait, that's tomorrow >> yes. >> i'm not here tomorrow i am so boomed. >> shoot, you have a shoot >> let's get a check of the weather. >> but you will be able to check it on "today" all day. >> stop trolling me. >> yeah, right after you watch the royal wedding, today all day. >> exactly, and then the draft >> let's check your weather. see what we got going on your weekend.
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starts off friday. heavy rain down through texas, like summer out west, saturday we're expecting windy conditions in northern new england, but sunshine up and down the east coast. the rain continues down in texas, sunshine in the western third of the country sunday sunday we've got a really nice day along the eastern half of the country, the lower mississippi river valley a little on the wet side, fire threat fir good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. some of our warmest spots will reach into the mid-80s today. more sunshine and woor going to cool it down just a few degrees tomorrow as dry weather continues. winds pick up and this weekend at times will be gust glier the coast and for some of our hills. as we go into next week, it's still looking bright and sunny, warmer-than-normal temperatures. it will be warm in san francisco, reaching into the 70s but we will bring it back to the 60s for the weekend as the winds pick up.
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weather, guys. >> all right, al, thank you. we've been telling you guys about our big prime time special that airs saturday night, "inspiring america." it's a way of shining a light on people who showed up for their communities and lifted us all up hoda, you've got a good one, a real trailblazer. >> i loved meeting with her. i sat down with becky hammond. she's the ground breaking assistant coach of the san antonio spurs. she made nba history back in december she stepped in as head coach when gregg popovich was ejected from the game. it was actually a really big moment in history for women's sports here's a little look at some of our conversation >> now that you've coached a team as the head coach for a portion of a game, i would think that most people are thinking, well, it certainly is about time that we do have a female head coach in the nba do you feel like it's past time? >> of course i mean, this ball is never moving fast enough in my opinion. people don't like doing something new and different. it's uncomfortable it takes massive amount of risk, somebody's going to have to take a chance.
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>> you know what's funny, i don't think they're taking a chance. >> i don't either. they're not taking a chance. >> in some ways i feel like it could be in a year in other ways it could be ten years. i'm not really sure. what i'm sure of, i'll be ready. >> by the way, she's way ready right now. gregg popovich knows it. she was so much fun to talk to i loved her. we also are going to be joined by the university of arizona women's basketball coach, adea barnes she was really greats and nfl agent nicole lynn. she had a top three draft pick in the nfl they often say when they walk onto the field, the guys would think they're a girlfriend or whatever, a sister or whatever, and now they're kind of breaking through. it was a great conversation and we're going to have a lot to hear from them she'll be our honoree. >> and becky hammond was a player herself she's 5'6". >> she's 5'6", like there was no way she should have been in this at all. >> there's a bunch of nba teams that could use a new coach. >> she's a good one. the whole special airs again
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saturday night 8 eastern, 7:00 central, inspiring america, the 2021 inspiration list. coming up next, hoda has another great one to share, music star turned mogul jessica simpson talking about her life, where she is on her journey and how her daughter helped her face a lifelong fear.
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. welcome back jessica simpson rose to fame as a pop star on a level with a siems flighty reality tv newly wood. >> since then, wife, mom, best selling author, fashion tycoon mogul. >> millionaire she revealed she was sober after years of alcohol and drug abuse. now jessica is releasing perform essays reflecting on er journey all to help others face their fears and learn to love themselves >> i think we should always be
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healing. i think that in life we don't have it figured out, and that's the vulnerable place that's actually, you know, very beautiful. >> jessica simpson is the first to admit her life is a work in progress >> it's so nice to be able to understand my truth. >> reporter: when we last caught up in 2020, she had just opened up about her road to recovery. >> jess, over here were you drunk >> reporter: after an often public battle with pills and alcohol. >> so maybe 36 or 39 >> reporter: among other things, she says a lifetime of scrutiny had taken its toll >> a lot of the body shaming was one of the reasons why i shut down i couldn't be comfortable in my own body i didn't know what people were expecting me to look like, and how to give that to them and why i had to >> reporter: so how did you overcome that feeling?
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>> well, that's all in progress. like, the pedestals have been placed on our purpose for me when i was a child, i felt called into the ministry like god just called me up and said you're going to use, you know, your voice to change the world, and i always thought he meant my singing voice, but i think that overall he meant my heart and what i have to say about being easy on yourself >> reporter: now jessica is spreading that message of self-acceptance through amazon with a series of essays inspired by her private journals. >> well, you tossed that scale out. i mean, you threw it away. >> it looks like a ouija board. >> i have no idea how much i weigh. like i just want to feel good and be able to zip my pants up if i don't, i have another size. i have every size. >> this is chicken. >> you write that the world saw
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you as this kind of ditsy girl, ask they thought you weren't in on the joke. >> i am ditsy, let's not say that i'm not. >> let's tell the truth here, you're in on the joke. >> i'm definitely in -- >> you created the joke. you get it because you created it. >> it was more fun to just play into it. >> so stupid >> yes, i ask every question under the sun, and if i'm confused about tuna and chicken, i'm going to ask about it. i always have confusion about food, and it happens to me like regularly. but those moments still happen, but i still feel like i can run wall street. >> this can go over, again, i'm going to say anything. >> reporter: she does have the last laugh, to those who ever dismissed her, jessica simpson is now the founder of a billion dollars fashion empire. >> do you regret playing into that kind of persona >> people related to it. i felt like it made me very
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human to people.le >> reporter: to her fans, jessica feels like family, but on the road to self-discovery, she says the most important lessons come from her own three kids >> i actually follow their lead in a lot of things i mean, they have so much innocence, and they're actually capable of making better decisions than we are. ♪ this little light of mine ♪ >> my oldest, maxwell, teaches me every day surrender. >> to surrender? >> yeah, to surrender. >> reporter: daughter maxwell helped her overcome a lifelong fear. >> we were doing a jessica simpson collection photo shoot, and she wanted one of the horses that she rides to be in the shoot. this is her way of like i'm going to make mom ride this horse. because like horses know that you're afraid, mom, and mom, let's just stand at the mountain and scream over the mountain i throw my fear over the
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mountain, and then i went back to the horse and maxwell handed me the reins and gave me the lead it was a beautiful moment, and i took the reins and of course the horse like emptied out like four days worth of -- >> jessica punctuates each story with her signature laugh she's leading by example no matter where she is in life, she never takes herself too seriously. >> are you at this moment on this day like comfortable in your own skin? are you happy with where you are and who you are today? >> let me see. well, i ate a box of milk duds for breakfast, so -- and a chocolate doughnut, so i don't feel so great about that i'll eat healthy for lunch >> it sounds like a lot of us. by the way, she's got a great family her husband peeked into the zoom and gave us a quick wave she's really working on those journal entries, and you can actually listen to jessica
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narrating her first essay, take the lead it starts today on amazon original stories and also in the works from amazon, a reality unscripted series based on her memoir we'll have more of our conversation coming up on the 4th hour. >> it takes a lot of guts to put it all out there. >> it sure does. >> good for her. coming up next, the proud recipient of the newest star on the hollywood walk of fame, our shooting star kathie lee can't wait to catch up
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i want to thank you, all of you for this amazing award it means a lot to me it really does i'd kind of given up on ever getting this, i've got to be honest, but here it is, and now people can walk all over me anytime that you want. >> i don't think that's happening. >> no way. kathie lee celebrating just a really cool milestone moment in her one of a kind career you've had pretty much every honor yo hollywood walk of fame
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for kathie lee >> and kath, good morning. >> good morning, my darling friends, thank you so much >> it is so good to see you. >> how are you feeling, sweetie? how's al doing >> i am doing fine and all the better to see you. >> yeah, kath, we're so happy to see you. i mean, what a cool day. look, you know, for most of us, we knew that you've always -- you should have always had a star on the hollywood walk of fame you've gotten all the awards that most people know about, but how did this one feel yesterday? >> weird >> how come? >> i'm glad they didn't give it to me posthumously >> do you feel like an icon now? because that's iconic, legend, all the words. >> no, especially now that i live down here in tennessee. i mean, you'll see me, i'm at walmart. i'm at the -- you know, the drugstore, i'm at cvs. i'm at the car wash. >> you have so many people take
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part in your ceremony, like dolly parton, a whole bunch of folks. that was pretty cool. >> craig was funny >> oh, craig was -- you can count on a couple of things in life, and it's always -- those and you, hoda, god love you. i mean, they ask you, of course, who would you love to speak for you, and you know, i wanted to mention sam haskell my agent, i wanted to name christine who's still here with me, you know, sitting next to me, my kids and all of that, but you run out of time, and i didn't want to bore everybody so you know, you just -- i wanted to make it about my fans who are really friends. they've been friends to me all these years. so and i just wanted to give them their due because you all know, every time you guys write books, people go and they stand in line and they buy them, and then they buy them for their mother or their friends, and i've never taken them for granted. and i never felt entitled in my whole life to anything except
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what god's promised me, which is that he loves me that's the only thing, and so i'm just a grateful, grateful person, you guys i miss you guys every day. >> wow >> but i honestly do not miss the communte my daughter and her husband were able to be me yesterday when we were partying a little bit went to a wonderful restaurant called jeff ruby's and just had the best time just celebrating and it is a milestone, but again, i try to keep everything in perspective it's lovely to be valued and appreciated for what you've done, but at the same time, every day a gift to me, and i don't mean the wine, but that is too. i'm just a few down from regis. >> where are you where is the star? for people visiting california and they want to see it, are you buy growman's chinese theater? >> no, that's for big stars. no >> are you down by the roosevelt? >> i'm down near the el capitan. >> okay, by jimmy kimmel live.
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>> i've got to say something i've talked to you a bunch, but i don't think i've ever seen you happier than you are in this moment like tell people what you're doing. >> i can't. >> oh. >> top secret? >> top secret projects again. >> no, i just turned in the latest book that i've been working on, and that's always a huge relief. i'm in the final parts of, yeah, editing my new film, which is instead of the one the guiding seas i'm in a really special relationship with somebody that is nice and fun and healthy, and so that's good >> like a boyfriend, kath, like a man friend you're breaking some news here. >> do tell, come on. >> you know what, it's just happy and i don't want to mess it up, and i probably already have by just even mentioning it, but you know, to be in a place where you feel like every aspect of your life is good, you know,
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that nothing's missing, nothing's missing and that's a beautiful place to be. i'm just so grateful moving here as hard as it was, was totally a god wink for me. this place is -- tons of christian fellowship for me, which is kind of harder to find in the northeast, and the creative town this is, there's not a day that goes by that i'm not working with somebody who's a brilliant writer or, you know, the creativity down here is off the charts and we've been freed up from so much of the covid restrictions, so people are just -- we're free down here, and it's been wonderful. i see you guys sitting distanced again, and i just think, golly, we haven't done that in -- i don't remember when, months and months and months. >> yeah, or tennessee. >> we just got our shots
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>> we're going to be back in business, you can sit on hoda's lap, kath. >> then i can come up and see you guys, if anybody takes off a week, i'm back >> all right, well, kath, we're going to celebrate you a lot going to celebrate you a lot more coming up on the fourth
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there's only one thing left to do today. >> what? and that is celebrate some birthdays. come on, al. i feel the smucker's jars spinning let's do it. first up, i like this guy's name, happy 100th birthday to al berm tom, a proud m.i.t. grad, he's from honolulu, hawaii, 1971, albert was named hawaii's engineer of the year ger trud of queens new york, 102 years old, may be the biggest yankees fan out there and catches all of their games
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we wish a happy 100th birthday to they wilma taylor, worked in retail until she was in her 80s. evelyn dobecker is from east windsor, new jersey, an active lady she's 100. rumor has it, she will give you the best pierogi you have ever tasted elvis rogers of new york city is sell br celebrating 102 years. there's nothing she'd rather do than go shopping last but not least, happy 100th birthday to jack, this world war ii veteran is from boynton b beach, florida, says his secret to longevity, the promise of being a smucker's jar when he turned 100. >> you did it. >> jack, you did it, you did it my friend. we salute you for your service >> that was great. all right, guys, speaking of important dates. the countdown is on to mother's day. don't forget to shop today's mother's day plaza for exclusive discounts on some gifts. >> we're talking about flowers from urban stems, skin care from
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kate somerville and more, plus there's a chance to win a matching sweatshirt shorts set and tote that's reese witherspoon's line to shop and save, check out our site every weekday morning starting at 8:30 you're going to find it by scanning the qr code on the to today.com/shop. "today" works with affiliate partners and make earn a commission on purchases made through our link. >> don't do it my husband says, isn't every day mother's day no, it's not >> next, third hour of "today," all aboard, training rolling in with a special performance of one of their biggest hits. >> all right, happy thursday, everybody. we'll see you for more "today" ahead, but first let's get a check of your local news, your weather, and these messages. >> let's go raiders. >> bye bye
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good morning. it is 8:56. i'm marcus washington. contra costa county will begin again offering johnson & johnson vaccine but some are opting out due to the rare side effects, including blood clotting. they lifted the hold allowing county clinics to have the
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shots. moderna's vaccine is currently allowed to be stored in a refrigerator 30 days but the company says new data shows it can remain effective up to three months in the refrigerated temperatures. if the fda agrees, it would boost distribution to less accessible places. and there are concerns the vaccine push may be stalled out. we're going to have a live report during our midday newscast. and the drought monitor is out and more of the bay area is experiencing extreme drought conditions. it is the latest signs more water restrictions may be coming. we'll have more coverage at midday. and san francisco schools are thinking outside the box for next fall. new details on potential new hires to boost safety. we'll have a local update inn hour.
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third haur of "today." >> here with my buddy al. it's just us today. >> can you believe its been 10 years? >> does it feel like that -- because you were there. >> yes it does. and you can tell by william's hair its been ten years. kier simtz will be live in london with aic loo

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