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some sunshine slowdown there because of the glare on the camera. >> and of course you can find out what's happening on "today in the bay" in 30 minutes. we'll be back with you with live, local news. good irreconcilable differences. >> no, i don't. >> i'm not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and attacks my family. >> if the nominee is somebody that i think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, i can't stand behind them. >> while the front-runner digs in defending his campaign manager, now charged with battery over this incident with a reporter. this morning donald trump will join us live. what was he thinking? a passenger on board that egypt air flight snaps a photo with the hijacker. how he's explaining his actions this morning. and new questions about how
the suspect managed to get through security with a fake suicide belt. and dim outlook. surprising new test results reveal the headlights on most cars in america are inadequate. only one model receiving a good rating. the eliminated findings today, wednesday, march 30th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on wednesday morning. just when you thought you had seen just about everything in a presidential campaign, we get the last 24 hours. >> how many times have we said that during this campaign? yes, we have a campaign manager charged with battery and republican candidates seeming to get a little bit wobbly on whether they'll support the eventual nominee. >> that's right. all part of our top story. a new sign of animosity, trump,
cruz, kasich all taking a step back from that earlier pledge to support the gop nominee. this as donald trump deals with battery charges against the man who is running his campaign. we'll talk to mr. trump in just a little while, but first nbc national correspondent peter alexander has the latest on all of this. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. two significant developments this morning. first, all the republican candidates now backing away from their initial loyalty pledge to support the republican nominee. donald trump staying loyal to his campaign manager even after he's been charged with battery. donald trump standing by his man even in the wake of new surveillance video that police say shows trump's campaign manager, core ry lewandowski grabbing michelle fields. this is a misdemeanor. fields telling investigators she was yanked backward nearly
falling to the ground after a trump news conference. lewandowski arrested and charged. they say he's absolutely innocent. his boss taking on his accuser. >> i almost fell to the ground. she didn't almost fall to the ground. by the way, she was grabbing me. am i supposed to press charges against her? oh, my arm is hurting. >> reporter: fields earlier pushing back at trump. my story never changed, she tweeted. seriously, just stop lying. trump repeatedly praised his top deputy insisting he won't be fired. >> i think they've really hurt a very good person and i know it would be very easy for me to discard people. i don't discard people. >> reporter: at the time fields and lewandowski traded tweets. she showed photos of her bruises and lewandowski dismissed her as totally delusional. >> how do you know those bruises weren't there before? >> reporter: trump's take, fields could have been a threat. >> she had a pen in her hand. >> reporter: trump's opponents pounced.
>> the abusive culture, when you have a campaign that is built on personal insults, on attacks and now physical violence. >> that's fair and accurately totally and completely inappropriate. it could have been one of my daughters, for that matter. >> reporter: hillary clinton attacking trump as a political arsonist. >> he has set some fires and then people have acted in ways that i think are deplorable. >> reporter: trump's top aide has had a series of run-ins on the trail with protesters, recently grabbing one man by the collar and the press. multiple female media members say they've received uninvited verbal overtures from lewandowski calling them suggestive and belittling. the campaign has denied them calling it baseless. amid the controversy, less than a week from the wisconsin primary, the republican cac candidates are backing away from the gop pledge to support the republican pick for the president. >> i'm not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and attacks my family. >> if the nominee is somebody
that i think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, i can't stand behind them. >> do you continue to pledge whoever the republican nominee is? >> no, i don't. look -- >> you don't? >> no. we'll see who it is. >> reporter: as for corey luann do you ski, he is due in court on may 4th. if convicted lewandowski could face up to a year in jail but the state attorney's office here in florida tells nbc news for a first-time offender that's highly unlikely. matt and savannah. >> peter alexander. thank you very much. a little earlier this morning we talked to corey lewandowski's attorney and i asked him if the video is proof positive or inconclusive? >> it certainly doesn't look like the description she had where she almost fell, that she was yanked. it doesn't look anything like that in real time. it doesn't look anything like that even in slow motion. it does look like there was contact. now you have to figure out whether or not that contact was
a defensible contact, if he thought she was making contact with mr. trump. i know she was warned twice before by secret service that she shouldn't get as close as she was to mr. trump. so those are the -- >> so wait a second. so you're saying that mr. lewandowski might have been reacting to what he perceived as a threat against mr. trump? >> 100%. you know, that's one of the things that we have to investigate. not only that, but we also have to investigate what she actually said to the police. if you read the police report, it doesn't match what's on the video. the police report essentially was saying that she was pulled so hard that she almost lost her balance. >> here's what she said. she said someone grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. i almost fell to the ground but was able to maintain my balance. nonetheless, i was shaken. do you see anything on that tape that disputes that? >> i certainly see that she didn't almost lose her balance. i don't think that it -- when you watch it in real time, literally it's a half a second. it is -- it is a -- an incident
that i don't believe corey thought was anything. i don't think anyone that was present thought was anything. plrp police on the scene that she never reported to, that she never said, hey, this is what happened. there's a lot of things that i think are in dispute here. >> obviously someone else will decide whether this is misdemeanor battery, but the verdict is in on one thing, and that is corey lewandowski lied, didn't he? he went to twitter following this event and he said she was delusional, that he never touched her. in fact, that video shows him touching her and she was not delusional. isn't that a verdict that's in? >> it does show that. now the question becomes, you know, when an incident happens that i don't remember or i don't recall in terms of like -- if i run into somebody at a heat game, if i run into somebody at a yankee game, i'm not going to remember that like the person is going to remember that. the person may say, oh, hey, i got pulled down, i almost fell to the ground -- >> with all due respect though, he says he never touched her.
>> correct. >> he clearly reached out with the intent of grabbing her and pulling her back. the video does not lie about that. >> no, the video shows contact. what i'm saying is in corey's mind, the next day if someone says, hey, i was pulled -- almost pulled to the ground and you don't even recall that incident, you don't recall that individual, if you look at the video, corey isn't even looking at her. he doesn't make any reaction towards her. he doesn't look at her face. he doesn't even know what he's -- all he's seeing is a hand. >> last question. there's another rid yes tape that shows at another event mr. lewandowski previously grabbing a protester by the collar and pulling him back. why is corey lewandowski putting his hands on people at campaign events? >> well, corey is an ex-new hampshire trooper. he actually went to the police academy. a lot of people don't realize that. if he sees a threat or if he sees something that he feels is unnormal or something that is irregular, he, you know, thinks that he can take action. >> isn't that the job of the
secret service? >> it's not just the job of the secret service. everyone is responsible for mr. trump's security. >> all right. brad cone, thank you so much. >> thanks for having me, matt. >> all right. we also had a chance earlier this morning to speak to ben shapiro. he was the editor of breitbart. he quit once they failed to back his reporter. >> i know you're close with michelle fields, the reporter in question here. how is she doing? how does she respond to the fact that charges have now been filed? and what did she think of the video when it came to light? >> well, i mean, she was happy the video had came to light. she was always saying that she was grabbed by the arm, yanked and bruised. despite what the trump followers were saying and one of the reason why is she hasn't be been doing on camera interviews. she never wanted to be part of the story. she never wanted to be part of the story.
all she wanted was an apology from lewandowski and the trump campaign. now they're lying about the lies that they lied about. we're all the way through the looking glass on this story. >> at this point if she were to get an apology from corey lewandowski, would she be willing to drop the charges? >> i think that would be probably insufficient. it's up to the police to determine if the charges are merry torious. a simple battery took place under florida law. regardless of what they think of the severity of the incident or non-severity of the incident, the trump campaign's decision to stupidly think it was -- now you have donald trump suggesting that michelle fields assaulted him and corey lewandowski like the heroes of normandy stepped in and affected mr. trump from a 110 pound reporter. >> that was ben shapiro.
>> let's put this in context. we'll turn to nbc legal analyst lisa bloom. >> good morning. >> misdemeanor battery is a fairly common charge. what you seevideotape, is that battery or something else? >> it's an intentional unwanted touching. i think they have that. normally under usual circumstances, which is not, this would be a prosecutor's dream. we have a victim with a consistent story. we have videotape that largely corroborates their story. an independent witness, washington post reporter, and a defendant mr. lewandowski who's changed his story multiple times. now we're really starting to hear from his attorney as to what he might say by way of defense. anything could happen. >> we're seeing that the defense might be, well, perhaps she posed a threat and perhaps corey lewandowski was stepping in to defend mr. trump. that is a valid legal defense? >> right. self-defense or defense of another is a complete defense to battery. if his position's going to be, she seemed to be grabbing or
lunging at mr. trump and although he's not secret service, he doesn't have to be to be in a position to want to protect mr. trump. if he can prevail on that defense, he can prevail. >> generally speaking would something like this go away with an apology or anger management course? >> absolutely. he's not going to serve any jail time even if convicted. >> but mr. trump is saying, don't settle, take it as far as can you go. >> mr. trump may very well be a witness as well as others who were there. >> lisa bloom, thank you very much. we appreciate it. we're going to see how this all plays o you the in court because lewandowski was issued a notice to appear on may 4th. republican front-runner is with us on the phone. thank you for calling in. >> good morning. >> let's start with the very basics here, okay? first of all, you have a corey lewandowski tweet right after this incident happened saying very directly, i never touched her. then you have a piece of video which shows rather clearly live he did touch her. would you acknowledge that corey
lewandowski did not tell the >> let me go a step further. she touched me. she grabbed me by the arm at least twice. >> well, we can talk about that in a moment. >> excukes me, savannah. >> let's do the basics first. the video shows he touched her he said he did not touch her. is that not a lie? >> savannah. i really don't know. she grabbed me by the arm. she grabbed me by the arm twice. she -- i pushed her off. you can see that very clearly. she said that she was jolted backwards. in fact, her exact words, she was jolted backwards. he somehow grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. >> mr. trump, now you're saying -- >> savannah, she made up the story. she said she was yanked down. this was before she found out there was a security camera on her. it was my security camera. i supplied the security camera and the tape. >> let me just ask you one thing. >> wait a minute. it said, i almost fell to the ground but was able to maintain my balance.
i was shaken. campaign managers aren't supposed to try to forcefully throw reporters to the ground. that was her statement. >> please let me jump in here. >> savannah, she wasn't thrown to the ground. >> okay. let me just jump in here though. you are now saying she touched you. she forcibly touched you. you suggested you're maybe the one who should file charges yet initially you said -- >> maybe i should. >> -- nothing happened. the secret service told you nothing happened. isn't it your story that's changed? >> no, it's not my story that's changed at all. she grabbed me by the arm. i didn't even know who it was but she went through secret service because they were surrounding me. we were walking out. by the way, she was asking me questions she wasn't supposed to because the press conference had ended and we were leaving going outside. there was a group of people, large group of people, everybody pushing everybody which is very standard in that world as you know probably better than i do and we were all just going out towards the exit and all of a sudden you look at this tape and i have to tell you, i've watched a lot of attorneys on television over the last short period of
time, and they're all -- most of them are laughing at the charges. >> mr. trump, i want to -- >> you have destroyed -- matt, you're going to destroy a man's life over what happened? >> let me jump -- >> she changed her tune a lot after she saw that she was on tape. >> it's going to sound, mr. trump, like i'm going back here, but i am. right after this incident corey lewandowski tweeted that he was calling bull blank on miss fields. he tweeted that she was delusional and he tweeted that he never touched her. the videotape easily and plainly shows that, in fact, he did grab her and did pull her and whether you want to debate whether she almost fell down or not, he didn't tell the truth. if you're president of the united states and a member of your staff, your chief of staff goes to the american people and publicly doesn't tell the truth in the way that corey lewandowski hasn't told the truth, would you put up with it? >> well, i don't know if it wasn't, matt.
i'll be honest with you, when you look at what happened, it was so minor that he might not have even thought about it because to be honest with you, when you look at this, it was so minor, people are calling saying, what is this all about? we have people in the middle east chopping off heads and drowning people in cages and he brushes her and he brushed her to get probably, probably to get her hand off my arm. so it was so minor he might not have even realized it took place and then he was informed later on that it took place and he might have not known even frankly what happened. >> mr. trump, let me ask you a general question here. if you look at this videotape and then you look at that videotape from another event where he is said to have briefly, briefly grabbed a protester's shirt collar and pull him back, the simple question, we've asked others, why is your campaign manager putting his hands on people at your events? why is he allowed to do that? >> because this protester was an agitator.
take a look at the horrible, disgusting sign that that protester had. take a look at the protester's hands were around a woman's neck in front of him and he barely touched him also. he had two fingers on his shirt and then he took them off and security took the guy out. he was an agitator. he was a bad guy. he was an agitator and, frankly, to a certain extent you could say there was a certain amount of courage. he got very incensed when he saw the signs. the sign was a horrible sign that this guy was holding and he didn't do any damage to the guy because security took it. >> just in the few seconds i have left -- >> matt, are we going to destroy -- are we going to destroy a man's life? >> no, but we also shouldn't destroy a reporter's life. will you or mr. lewandowski -- >> she lied, matt. she wasn't thrown to the ground. >> she didn't say she was thrown to the ground. >> she said she almost fell down -- >> but she didn't almost fall down, matt. she didn't even change the expression on her face. look at her face. i mean, during this whole incident if somebody whacks you
or somebody gives either of you a shot, you're going to be, wow. your mouth is going to open. you're going to be screaming a little bit. she didn't even change expression on her face. >> but, mr. trump, why are you parsing her words and then giving the benefit of the dot to your campaign manager. >> i'm not parsing her words. >> who clearly states i didn't touch her. the video clearly didn't touch her. >> because the incident was so minor. savannah, the incident was so minor that i honestly believe -- look, i know this guy. he's an honorable guy. he's a decent man. he has four beautiful kids and a wife in new hampshire. these other candidates, they're weak. you should immediately get rid of him. for what? they want me to fire him. why? because of this incident? >> wasn't an immediate apology on his part have taken care of this? wouldn't it have taken care of this if he had simply said, i'm sorry? >> i actually don't think so. i think she would have pressed charges anyway because i think she likes it. that's my opinion.
maybe i'm wrong. i think if he called up, i think you're being -- if he said he's sorry, think she would have used that against him. i'm not a believer in that because i've heard that. call up. certainly if that could have happened, he would have done that, but -- and i wasn't involved in that because i really heard about this. i will tell you, i don't think -- i don't think anything would have happened. i think we'd be in the same place. she'd just have a little bit better evidence because right now she's got no evidence. she's a disgrace. >> why don't we say we'll agree to disagree on this, mr. trump? >> i don't think you can disagree, matt, because the evidence is the evidence. most people would disagree with you. >> all right. i'm going to agree to disagree again, mr. trump. thanks for calling. i appreciate it. >> thank you very much. let's turn to other news and that hijack drama we were telling you about live on tuesday morning. now we're hearing from one of the americans who was on board that egypt air flight while another passenger's photo with the hijacker has a lot of people talking this morning. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in cypress at the airport with us. good morning.
>> reporter: savannah, good morning. the suspected hijacker faced the judge this morning who ordered him held for eight days. he faces possible kidnapping charges after a bizarre six-hour standoff right here at this airport. >> it was a selfie seen around the world. an alleged hijacker posing with a passenger. >> he asked him to take a picture and he took a picture. >> reporter: this morning people say seif mustaffa has a criminal record. surveillance video shows him breezing through security. an egyptian foreign ministry expert telling them, quote, he's not a terrorist, he's an idiot. it took off from alexandria bound for cairo. it was diverted to cypress. 8 americans were on board. among them a man from new york.
>> i texted my husband saying, okay, i got kidnapped. >> reporter: she says the flight attendants were calm and didn't tell passengers about the hijacking until they landed. >> at this moment the people started to really panic. i stayed like shocked for 15 minutes and i keep saying are you zero zblous. >> reporter: the hijacker kept the flight crew and people with foreign passports on board. one of the pilots scrambled out the cockpit window. the hijack er took this picture. i'm not sure why i did it he told the sun newspaper. i figured if his bomb was real i had nothing to lose anyway. this whole incident has raised new questions about egyptian airport security six months after isis claimed it brought down a russian jet. matt and savannah, as for the motive behind all of this, that is still unclear.
authorities say the hijacker demanded to speak with his ex-wife who live here in cypress. >> to be continued. gabe gutierrez, thank you very much. we'll take a turn now. mr. roker's been waiting patiently business his weather map. good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine across parts of the bay area. we do have some clouds in the north bay and some milder temperatures compared to the last few mornings. it is chilly in the peninsula.
39 degrees. and we'll all see these temperatures evening out into the upper 60s to lower 70s. 71 in the north bay, while the east bay and peninsula is at 67 degrees. 68 degrees for a high today in the south bay. and a light wind with mostly sunny skies throughout the day. y eso es lo último que >> are we on the air yet? >> i think so. i think so. >> appreciate it. just ahead, the infamous watcher house allegedly stalked by someone sending threatening letters. it's now on the market. >> the question, will anyone want to buy it. but, first, this is "today" on nbc. an
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jason, get in the sidecar. (engine rumbling) ==too== a pensulaeighbhood mourng thtragidth good morning on your wednesday, it's 7:26. i'm sam brock. a peninsula neighborhood mourning the tragic death of a father, electrocuted when he jumped into a swimming pool to save his children. jim tramel was an executive at rev jet in silicon valley, at facebook before that. his family lives in burlingame. over the weekend, he jumped into a swimming pool to rescue his daughters at the family's vacation home in palm springs. his 9-year-old daughter is still in critical condition from electric shock. some people in the pool were further away from the current at the time and were not injured. faulty electrical wiring is believed to be that cause. and so far, a go fund me account has been established. they've raised $100,000 at this point. let's get a quick check of your weather this morning. kari hall standing by. colder to start, kari.
>> colder temperatures and we've had some clouds moving into parts of the bay area. in san francisco, in the north bay. and as we take a look at the castro, you can see the sun trying to peek through those clouds. it's 52 there and in oakland, palo alto at 40 degrees. and all-clear in the south bay. 46 degrees. highs today reaching into the mid-60s in the peninsula, while we have low 70s in the south bay. in san francisco, 64 degrees. and some 60s and 70s all across the north bay. let's check in now with anthony to see what's happening on the bay bridge. >> i want to show you the bay bridge approach. it's slow going as you were menti mentioning, sun trying to peek through the clouds. but the camera not moving around like we saw yesterday, and traffic moving smoothly here. i want to take you back to the maps. a slow go for folks coming out the bay point and walnut creek, a slow go there. and headed westbound from san rafael, richmond bridge, also in the south bay, 101 is slow because of an accident at oakland airport. headed up to kirk and palo alto, remains slow there. and donates to remain slow up
7:30 now, wednesday morning, 30th of march, 2016. it is a fantastic spring day in new york city. spring break rolls on. folks coming, saying hello to us. we return the favor by saying hello in a few minutes too. let's look at the stories making headlines. during a town hall with remaining republican presidential candidates, cruz, trump and kasich stepped back from their pledges to support the party's eventual nominee. it was donald trump who went the furthest, saying he doesn't need or want cruz's support. the man arrested for hijacking the egyptair flight appeared in a cyprus court overnight, ordered to remain in police custody for eight days. the 59-year-old has been described as psychologically unstable.
the hijack drama ending peacefully with the safe release of all 72 people on the flight. big developments in the fight over president obama's pick for the supreme court. on the same day that merrick garland held his first meeting tuesday with a republican senator, mark kirk of illinois, the court announced the first major decision that ended in a tie since the death of justice scalia. it leaves a lower court ruling in tact, a victory for unions representing public employees. >> now to alarming new findings just out this morning on car headlights that could explain why you have trouble seeing when you drive at night. willie has that story. >> good morning. how well do your headlights work? according to a study of midsized cars, the answer is, not so well. >> of the more than 30 midsized cars rated in the study, only one was rated good. the top trim level toyota
prius v, with enhanced lighting, enough to see a pedestrian or any obstacle up to 387 feet away. giving a vehicle traveling up to 70 miles per hour time to stop. according to the study released today by the insurance institute for highway safety, out of the remaining vehicles, about 1/3 were rated acceptable. 1/3, marginal. 1/3, poor. >> turns out that headlights aren't performing as well as they could. >> among the worst, the bmw 3 series. only able to light up to 128 feet ahead. at that distance, the vehicle would have to be traveling under 35 miles per hour in order to stop in time. the study points out nearly half of all traffic deaths happen at night, or during dawn and dusk when visibility is lower. >> toyota officials declined to comment to the associated press and bmw did not immediately reply to our request for a comment. as for the study, higher price does not mean better headlights. the base level honda accord has
some of the very best results. consumers pay for premium packages, fancy lights, and not getting better results from it. >> eye opening. thank you very much. there is a new real estate listing is getting a lot of attention. we told you in the past about the so-called watcher house in new jersey. reportedly stalked by a mysterious person sending threatening letters. now the home is back on the market. "today" national correspondent craig melvin is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. sounds like something right out of a horror movie. the family pays $1.3 million for this beautiful house behind me. six bedrooms, four baths. the problem is, they say, it also comes with an unwanted admirer. this morning, on the market and someone is very interested in it, but it's not a buyer. the folks who own this million dollar dream home say they can't move in because a creepy, self-proclaimed watcher freaked them out.
in their mailbox, typewritten letters talking about, quote, young blood. a possible reference to their three children. >> they have a sick feeling in their stomach. >> reporter: so terrifying, the family is trying to sell for $1.25 million, about $105,000 less than what they paid for it in 2014. >> i think anybody who purchases this home is going to have a great home. it's a shame what occurred here. you don't wish this on your worst enemy. >> reporter: the family tried to move last year after claiming the watcher sent an eerie letter three days after closing on the home. so weirded out, they didn't move in. why are you here? i will find out, the watcher wrote. the watcher also wrote, my grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched it in the 1960s. it is now my time. a second letter taunted, have they found what is in the walls yet? i am pleased to know your names now and the name of the young blood you have brought to me. the family is suing previous owners, john and andrea woods,
claiming they got letters too when they lived there but didn't disclose it because they worried the sale would fall through. the woods are countersuing for other charges, including defamation. they admit they did receive an anonymous note but denied it was disturbing. >> we don't have the letter of what was sent. what we do have is the three letters that my clients received. >> reporter: the watcher writing in another alleged letter, all the windows and doors allow me to watch you and track you. a dream house that became anything but and now, a frightened family just wants to move on. >> this has been an absolute nightmare for them. they're good people. they deserve to have peace. >> reporter: the family also -- the family attorney also tells us that they plan to expand their lawsuit to include a corporate defendant. meanwhile, the westfield police department tells us they're trying to figure out who is writing those creepy letters. matt and savannah?
>> craig melvin, the mystery continues. thank you very much. >> strange one. let's head over to mr. roker. i like your jacket. i just noticed it. >> nice combo. >> thank you very much. we unfortunately have a not so nice combo in the weather. gulf coast all the way to the mississippi river valley and on into the midwest. we have a threat of tornadoes, including an enhanced risk from dallas, shreveport. 27 million at risk for possibility of tornadoes. what we're really concerned about is later this evening, tonight into tomorrow morning we've got enhanced risk from jackson, sheave port, eldorado. if we have tornadoes overnight, that's one of the most dangerous times to have them. it continues into tomorrow. jackson, mississippi, memphis, tupelo, hattiesburg 20 million people at risk as the system pushes through. strong storms firing up today and into tomorrow. tomorrow night and afternoon, atlanta is going to be under the
gun. look for a lot of airport delays there and heavy rain will continue. some areas picking up 4 to 6 inches of rain in the region. that's what' we have some chilly temperatures to start out the day and we are in the upper 30s. some low 40s, as well, i parts of the bay area. san francisco and oakland's at 52 degrees. another perfect afternoon, the south bay will be at 68 degrees. the peninsula, 67, and san francisco, 64 degrees. in the north bay, as well as the tri-valley, we'll have highs in the low 70s today. east bay, up to 67 degrees. a light wind, and more of this weather in the forecast over the next several days. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. have you heard about this? you can enjoy the taste of salt without the salt. tell you about that. and a new era in virtual reality. the much anticipated arrival and
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it out. good morning. >> good morning. i'm at a construction site here, where one day, there will be a high end condo called the jade signature. the builders wonder how do you get somebody to look at this? doesn't look like much. and get them to buy. enter virtual reality. put on these goggles here, and now you're inside what the finished condo will look like. you can see the dining room table. you can look over there and see the living room. you can even see the views of the atlantic ocean. the experts say that this technology is not just going to revolutionize selling real estate, it's going to revolut n revolutionize industries across the board. it is the coming technology of virtual reality. >> reporter: virtual reality is already changing, well, virtually everything. soon, vr will be virtually everywhere. >> we expect this to happen much faster than you would imagine, and take off like wildfire.
>> reporter: take the way we shop. go into a virtual shoe store, and you'll be able to narrow choices, pick colors, all before you get your foot in the door of a real store. or find your fabulous face applying virtual makeup. doctors get to practice surgical procedures with virtual patients before they go into an operating room. and everything from fear of flying to fear of public speaking can be tackled with vr. speaking of tackling, athletes can immerse themselves in a virtual game. practicing plays against a virtual opposing team. and you can literally be an armchair quarterback. >> perfect pass. >> reporter: before you spend your hard earned money on an expensive vacation, go there, virtually. have a look around. then there's virtual reality news. instead of some guy bringing the news to you -- >> we're inside the campa convention center here. 800 people.
>> reporter: you'll be able to virtually experience the event yourself, as if you were there. without that guy. wait, what? the "new york times" uses the google cardboard virtual reader. you can go upscale with dior goggles or use happy goggles, made from a happy meal box. it's the same experience. news, shopping, travel, virtually anything you can think of. it all takes some getting used to. >> what is going on? >> get that adjusted. >> holy mackerel. >> it will continue to accelerate in quality and continue to drop in price over time. there will be a moment in which this is in your future. >> back here at the construction site, it's still hard to envision what will someday be here. when i put on the goggles, i'm pretty sure i see a couple of coffee and some doughnuts. unfortunately, that's all virtual. >> kerry, can we tell you, we're
wearing the gear vrs, powered by oculus. >> look at that elephant. >> wild. i have a guy with flame sticks in front of me, waving them in front of my face. >> i have a very large animal with tusks. >> i have zebra people. >> it's great because you really can turn around. instead of seeing the people out on the street, i've got elephants behind me. no harm intended there. >> pretty cool. >> it really is. >>toppled by a basketball player. >> whoa, i have a campaign manager coming at me. >> they've been sold out since black friday. >> no, no! >> you may have to wait some time. that's why we have three. >> you'll like it. >> kerry,
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good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have some sunshine in the south bay. elsewhere, we've seen some clouds roll into san francisco. we have the north bay, also parts of the east bay, and our temperatures are all over the place. we have 54 degrees in oakland, 47 in napa, and 47 this morning in san jose. a little bit more even as we go into the days, with the highs reaching the low 70s in the south bay. half moon bay, 65 degrees, and san francisco, 64 in vernal nights. 70 in napa, oakland, 67. and 70 today in pleasanton. the next few days, we'll have more of this very nice weather, as our dry streak continues. let's head over to anthony to see what's happening, as you head out on the roadways. >> well this morning, right now, i want to take you to 80 westbound. approaching the maze. it's a slow go. we don't have any accidents to report, but keep in mind, it's going to be a little slow here this morning. i want to switch over to to the maps and show you what we're talking about. we have some slowing coming
through oakland, 880 northbound from the castro valley, there's an accident near 680 and walnut creek, as well. 680 southbound. 101 continues to remain slow in san jose because of earlier accidents. it continues to remain slow all the way into palo alto. in fact, 101 southbound now is slow in palo alto. you can see that, a little bit of a sunshine showdown because of the glare of the sun on the camera. if you get out this morning, grab those shades. you're going to need them. sam, over to you. >> good advice. thank, anthony. right now, the cal campus hit by a wave of racist and bigoted flyers. other schools and institutions were also targeted. out of steph chuang is headed to the campus this morning. you can look for her updated this morning in our twitter feed. and last night folks in the south bay talking about last nigh's series of small quakes. that quake swarm being put into a larger perspective by the usgs. and the image everyone is talking about this morning. a passenger who risked his and other people's safe for a photo with the egyptian hijacker bicep posted the image and the backstory on our facebook page. we'll see you in just a half an
. it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, politics and parody. snl box lauren michaels takes us inside the long history between the late night show and the lighter side of the presidential race. then entertaining change. natalie goes one on one with the women of hollywood. taking action to even the playing field both on and off the screen. >> i was always really interested in characters that were human beings and oh, that's right, they're women. and -- ♪ >> sad songs, why they say so much? ♪ the real reason we turn to them when we're feeling down.
today, wednesday, march 30th, 2016. ♪ >> good morning, cincinnati. >> good morning ohio. >> good morning richmond, virginia. >> happy spring break from columbia, south carolina! whoo! >> we're back now, 8:00 on a wednesday morning. it's the 30th day of march, 2016. got another really big crowd out on the plaza. we got people wl signs with their faces sticking through them. creative day out here. and actually, not bad. a little chilly, but not bad. >> 50 degrees. >> love it. just ahead, jill martin is here,
she's going to spring into action to help us clear out the clutter. check it out, jill has 40 minutes of tidy it up and make it look like a brand new space. we're going to check out her progress leading up to the big reveal. lots to get to, let's get inside. natalie is inside with the top headlines. >> good morning, this morning donald trump is defending his campaign manager after a day after his arrest and trump's rivals are sounded more divided than ever. halle jackson is live in south carolina with us, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, good morning, all three republican candidates are backing off their pledge to support the echblg chul gop nominee, another sign of how split the party is. donald trump meanwhile is promising to still support his embattled campaign manager. now facing a new charge in florida. ♪ today, more fallout as donald
trump doubles down, defending his top aid. >> the easiest thing, corey, you're fired. i can't do that. >> reporter: police say this moment caught on camera shows corey lewandowski grabbing the armer of breitbart reporter michelle fields. charged with misdemeanor battery insisting he's absolutely innocent. trump telling matt and savannah this morning. >> made up this morning. she said she was yanked down. this was before she found out there was a security camera on her. >> reporter: fields firing back on twitter, quote, my story never changed. seriously, just stop lying. even as trump suggests, he might press charges against her. >> are you going to? >> i don't know, maybe i should, right. just so you understand, she was off base because she went through the secret service, she had a pen in her hand, secret service is not liking. >> reporter: as trump insists, he'll stand by his staffer and rivals wonder why. >> it is not complicated to
physically assaulting a reporter. that would be the case in any campaign that is maintaining the standard. >> want to give people the benefit of the doubt, but when you see things that are pretty clear, from what i understand, the video is clear. of course i would fire him. >> i think that every candidate has to be responsible for what happens in their campaign. >> reporter: clinton, talking trump and now taking him on in her first ad before the new york primary. >> reporter: based on their religion. part of the pivot, looking past bernie sanders to a potential general election match-up with donald trump. but in her own primary race, clinton is under pressure now to debate bernie sanders again. one of her aids now says she's perfectly willing to do that, tamron, as democrats look headed for another showdown. >> thank you so much. one programming note, nbc will host candidate events with hopefuls tonight. republicans john kasich and donald trump, and democrats,
hillary clinton and bernie sanders. that all starts at 7:00 eastern tonight. and a man accused of using a fake suicide belt to hijack an egypt air flight to cypress appeared in court this morning. the egyptian is mentally unstable and has a criminal record, he was it ordered for eight days. investigators say he forced the plane to cypress and demanded to his see ex-wife. meantime a british passenger whose photo with the suspect says he went viral. he doesn't know why but says he wanted to get a closer look at the man's belt to see if it was lethal. prince william gave one patient the surprise of a lifetime, william's team flew to the rescue of a military veteran who was knocked unconscious while working as a surgeon. as he was being loaded into the chopper, the victim joked he hoped prince william wasn't at the controls.
that's when william piped up and said, i've been holding your hand for the last half hour, the patient say that this routine was good at his job and gave him excellent care. how funny is that? he's like sassing the prince. hi, i'm here. i can hear you. >> that's not good. tamron, thank you. the author of "luckiest girl alive" is speaking out this morning and revealing truths about her following. >> jessica's thriller came out last may, sold more than 450,000 copies. one of the pivotal moments in her book was based on her own real life experience. some say it is a very delayed coming of age story for jessica hole in. the best selling author of the book "luckiest girl alive," a story centering on a 28-year-old woman who survives a violent sexual assault at a young age. a book labels fiction, until
now. >> it really told me to see the looks on these women's faces when i would say, oh no, you know, i just made it up. and i just never wanted to see that look on anyone's face again. >> and now knoll is revealing, she didn't make it up. titled "what i know" published on a website for young women, she describes how the scene in her novel came from her fragmented memories of a party where she says she was sexual assaulted by multiple men. >> i mean, i knew it the morning i opened my eyes, i just felt horrible and violated and i knew it was wrong. >> after the incident, knoll's say she endured bullying. it was hard to go to school every day. i look back on that year and remember feeling completely raw. like i felt like an exposed nerve. like if you just touched me, i shrivelled up in pain. that's all i can recall about
that year of my life. >> now the 32-year-old says the real reason why she originally wrote the book was to finally deal with what happened to her head on. >> there was always a part of me when i was 15 that, despite everything, i just had this space in myself that i could be okay. and i was going to make something of myself. and feel right. you're going to be okay. >> the beginning of a long healing process, striking accord with others. reese witherspoon whose production company is working on the book's film saying on twitter, moved by my friend. and one message in particular from a 55-year-old who says she is also a victim of sexual assault, stood out to knoll. >> i just thought, what a horrible thing to carry with you for 40 years and i just hope no one has to do that ever again. i hope that more people feel
compelled to share their stories and talk about what's happened to them and know that they have nothing to be ashamed of. >> to read the whole essay, it's really, really, really moving. she wasn't thinking about pressing charges. she said this is about her getting through this thing. and now she feels good to have open conversations with her readers because readers were coming up, the last straw was someone said, how did you come up with such a graphic description without being there? and she said she almost started crying and decided, you know what, the time is right now. and she did it. >> wow. i mean just to see that journey of how she came to terms with it and now he's ready to talk about it, a lot of bravery. >> sure does. >> thank you very much. still ahead, if you need a pick-me-up, why you should crank up your favorite sad song. >> i totally believe that. >> and women entertaining. how ushering in a new era. nat lil has that story.
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these are unsalted peanuts. use the fork to eat them and put them in your mouth. >> this is the fork? >> oh, it works. >> i taste salt. >> these are salted. >> no. >> is this a prank? >> your tongue is accustomed to it. >> not that accustomed to it. >> are you sure these aren't salted? >> put the fork on your tongue and you taste the salt. >> no, you're pranking us. >> i'm with you. >> i don't taste it on my fork. >> i definitely do. >> you're right. >> keep doing it. somebody is smart on this desk, i'm happy to say, and it's savannah. this is a prank. >> i knew it. >> really? >> nothing to do with a salty taste. it's salted peanuts. >> what's the point then? >> is it april fools' day? >> they asked me to do this. i was simply the tool. >> thank you very much.
>> placebo effect? what are you doing? >> back at the beginning. >> they're delicious. >> april fools. >> it's tomorrow. >> friday. >> whatever. it's not today. we all know upbeat music boosts the mood. gets you through the workouts. what about sad music? do you think that any good can come from listening to sad music? >> oh, yeah. >> i do. >> some people would say, why are you listening to the depressing music? it'll make you feel worse. >> you can drown in the melancho melancholy. i need upbeat music to get out of it. >> i can benefit from a sad song. >> my problems aren't that bad. that person in the song has really got problems. >> like everybody hurts. >> two separate studies concluded it led to listeners feeling better. it's true.
if you listen to a sad song, you kind of feel better. >> let's try it. >> i don't think it's true. >> playing my favorite. by david gray. love it. it's a real downer. >> you get out of your sad mood when you hear this? >> i enjoy my sad mood. >> embrace it. >> name a sad song. "hallelujah" can draw emotion out of you. >> tamron, you have a good one. >> it's not sad, but "i hope you dance." every time i hear it, i cry. i think of my, you know, nieces and nephews. it gets me sad. then i feel triumphant. >> "the bridge" by elton john. it reminds me about people passing. then i think about my parents. makes me feel worse. >> doesn't help you? >> doesn't help me. >> yours? >> "killing me softly." great song. >> see, this is how you throw yourself a proper pity party.
then you get over it. >> i don't want a pity party. >> i'm with you, al. >> move on. >> all right. ♪ welcome to my house >> you've got to get out of the funk. >> carson, pick us up. exciting news in pop start. >> after that fork thing. >> can i tell what happened? >> beach front real estate. >> they came to me and said, you're doing this. it's a joke. i said, does anyone else know about it? >> we don't do friday fishbowl anymore. >> we'll bring it back. seth meyers returned to his show last night. took monday off to spend more time with his newborn son. him and his wife welcomed the baby on sunday and he revealed the meaning behind the name. >> we had our son and named our son ash, which is my wife's maiden name. i can't picture a better way to
honor what my wife did than naming him after her. the middle name is olson, my mother's maiden name. it just -- to be able to name him after those two women. >> that's nice. seth also quick to add the name wasn't inspired after ashley olsen. big congrats to seth. >> that was it for pop start? >> remember, i brought the peanuts, okay? i contributed the peanuts. >> they're salted. we have a mix of sun and clouds this morning, still kind of cool as you head out the door. it's 42 degrees in the north bay and 46 degrees in the south bay, low 50s for san francisco. we'll all be in the 60s today except for the north bay and tri-valley. we'll see the highs reaching the low 70s, 68 in the south bay
with a light wind, more sunshine for the peninsula and east bay and some breezy wind with a mix of sun with san francisco. we'll have more of this weather over the next several days. >> we're still talking about the peanuts and the fork. >> forkgate. >> al, thank you. presidential campaigns are sometimes good for business. "saturday night live" especially. they've been spoofing candidates and politicians for more than 40 years. willie sat down for a rare conversation with the show's legendary creator, lauren michaels. >> good morning again. this campaign has been a particularly targeted environment for "snl." i talked to lauren michaels. president and mrs. bush hosted us. >> maybe i can use you on capitol hill. >> reporter: from presidents -- >> it's an executive order. >> reporter: to candidates on the campaign trail. >> stupid. >> reporter: "saturday night live" has been finding the joke in politics since chevy chase
became a stumbling president ford in 1975. >> gerald ford didn't really fall much, but something about the way chevy played him rung true. i think you want to find the way in. who that person is that's true, but maybe not literally true. >> reporter: lauren michaels was introduced at the bush library by the subject of one of "snl"'s most famous impersonations. president george w. bush. >> when i mangled the english language, it was to give "saturday night live" something to put on the air. i can't tell you how long i had to practice strategery. >> strategery. >> what makes for you a good year? >> always the writing, but also who is playing who. >> reporter: long before will ferrell took on the 43rd president, dana did an unforgettable version of our 41st. >> that guy. >> reporter: in 1994, with harvey back to host "snl," president bush sent a message. >> "saturday night live" made fun of me on a fairly regular
basis, and i'll have my revenge when the time is right. not now. wouldn't be prudent at this juncture. >> he captured something of president bush that was magical because he's right. >> reporter: there have been a pair of hillary clintons in recent years. >> hello, hillary. >> reporter: then those born to play the part. >> now, i'd like to entertain everybody with some fancy pageant walking. >> reporter: sarah palin is announced as the vice presidential nominee with john mccain. your doorman said to you, hey, the new lady looks like tina fey. >> what a gift. >> yeah. >> i saw it. >> no, you didn't. >> in the same way with bernie sanders, i got texts from people saying, larry david is bernie sanders. >> by offering it at hand. >> the audience determined it. >> reporter: michael's conversation was part of a new exhibit at the bush library called path to the presidency, which features priceless relics
of american presidential campaigns through the years. visitors learn to work the crowd like pros. >> always been a part of campaigning. going out and meeting people, a lot of shaking of hands. we want people to say, how does my grip measure up to others. >> i feel you want to be firm but not too firm. >> you don't want to break a hand. >> reporter: to get the message out. >> what's the key to a good poster? >> get your message in a few words and make a point people won't forget. >> reporter: once the nomination is locked up, it's time for the convention speech. >> announcer: please welcome your republican candidate. >> fellow citizens, i'm honored by your support and i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: before a candidate makes that speech this year, he or she will have to go through "snl." >> i'm young, cuban. let's face it, i'm the only one up here you'd swipe right off. >> people who say "snl" helps, if not shape presidential
campaigns, at least define some of the candidates, do you believe that's true? does "snl" have that power? >> we are almost, you know, and only in the world of perception. how things are perceived is a big part of things like getting people out of their houses to vote. i think we can change how someone is perceived sometimes. >> want to thank again president and mrs. bush for hosting us. they were sitting in the front row during that conversation. we were showing flips of will ferrell doing george w. bush. you're looking out the side of your eye. president bush didn't just give the courtesy laugh, like i'm a good sport, belly laugh, head back laughing at will ferrell doing george w. bush. the exhibit runs through october. watch "snl" this saturday with post peter dinklage and musical guest gwen stefani. >> love the highlight reel of the sketches. thank you so much. lisa kudrow and other women,
what they're doing toi'm . a delopins good morning. it's 8:56. i'm kris sanchez. a developing story and police on the peninsula are looking for a man they say jumped the counter of a pharmacy last night and stole thousands of pills. it happened at a walgreens in burlingame near burlingame high school. after jumping the counter, investigation investigators say he pulled a knife and demanded to be taken with the xanax and hydro co-don supplies. he left with 3200 pills. he is 511, about 180 pounds. he is believed to have driven off in a compact black vehicle. we have a look at your traffic picture with anthony. good morning. i want to show you 101 in san jose. you can see it's barely moving because we have earlier
accidents we are trying to recover from. slow going here. it continues to remain slow through santa clara, you can see what i'm talking about, the red, yellow into palo alto, even past palo alto slow in spots in san mateo. let's hop to the north bay. we have slowing because of two accidents north of san rafael. take you outside 101 southbound slow recovering from those accidents. but you can see more cars as they're trying to get into the city with speeds below 40 miles per hour. back to you, kris. >> well, we have more local news coming up for you in a half hour.
♪ 8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it's the 30th of march. getting toward the end of the month, as we welcome folks on our plaza. so many signs. beautiful. >> coming up, we have more of our special series called women entertaining change. natalie will talk to lisa kudrow and others to find out what they're doing to bring about change in hollywood. they want to see what -- we want
to see what they are doing. plus, the clock is ticking. jill martin is busy organizing a messy bedroom. the deal is, she's getting it done in 40 minutes or less. jill will teach us how to do it, as well. may take me longer than 40 minutes to clean my bedroom. >> yours is a mess? >> a lot of clothes. >> really? >> a lot of stuff. >> flame thrower can help. this has happened to me already, have you exhausted your year's supply of girl scout cookies? guess what? our pal siri pinter is here to show you how to make your very own tag alongs and samoas. >> that's a problem. >> someone said, wow. >> that's a problem waiting to happen. >> yes. first, carson is inside because we've got some new toys to play with. carson? >> we've teamed up with our friends at facebook. as you can see, i'm in this cool facebook live booth, which later this week, you'll see some of our guests come in.
we can stream live video in real time. you go to our facebook page. facebook.com/today. a little later, i'll do a little q&a session here. we encourage you to go there. it's not all. honey, we have shrunking t inou. in the second green room, we have john cena. >> you finally gave me an office. fantastic. >> you look like that on our real set. >> i'll make small changes. i'll be involved in tiny segments. i have a bit of a problem. >> that's a mini room. we'll see john later on in the show. thank our team at fox hill for building these sections for us. we get all these great chats out there. facebook.com/today. i'll be doing the chat in a few minutes. >> hope you're not claustrophobic. little tight in there. >> that little set is so weird. it's like the flu commercial. let's show you what we have going on. for today, we do have a risk
of -- enhanced risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi river valley. slight risk elsewhere. also, looking at rough weather for today. snowy weather back through the plains. tomorrow, we've got more strong storms coming in again from the gulf coast, on into the mid-atlantic states. we're expecting sunshine up and down the west coast. .orgeous and lots of sunny skies yes, we do have some sunshine as we take a live look now at san jose, though we've seen some clouds moving into parts of the bay area. it's all clear here, and we've had some chilly temperatures to start out. it's starting to get a little bit milder in a few spots, palo alto at 45 degrees but we're still in the upper 30 rz in napa, san francisco 53 degrees, and we'll be up to 70 in san jose, 69 in palo alto, 64 in bern know heights, into the low 70s for napa as well as pleasanton and antioch.
>> that's your latest weather. we have some nice kids out here. college bound initiative. what's your name? >> tyra. >> how are you doing? >> doing great. how are you? >> good. tell us about college bound. >> it's the college initiative, helping kids like me get to great colleges by providing us with full-time college counselors. like my counselor, jessica. >> how many schools did she apply to? >> 23 this year. >> 23? do you have any news for her? >> actually, tyra, you have been accepted to gettysburg college! [ applause ] this is what we've within waiting for. >> little basket from the nice folks. >> oh, my goodness. >> did you have any idea? >> no, i didn't have any idea. >> congratulations.
>> this is what we've been waiting so long for. >> where do you go to school now? >> young women's leadership school of east harlem. >> congratulations. may you all have that kind of reaction and surprise when you get to find out about your colleges. terrific. thanks so much. what a nice moment. >> congratulations. [ cheers and applause ]. >> let's go to natalie. that's a lot of girl power out on be plaza. speaking of that, coming up next, hollywood heavyweights at the forefront of a movement to level the playing field on and off screen. it's more of our women entertaining change series. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. >> guys, good morning. the numbers don't lie. for more than 60 years, gender inequality on screen has remained unchange. today, there are more demands for an equal playing field and a shift is taking play. >> reporter: the french actress is best known for her roles opposite ethan hawke before sunri sunrise, before sunset and before midnight. in her latest film, delpy is the writer, star and director, something she's done six times before. >> what is it like juggling those three roles? >> i try not to think about it when i'm starting a project where i'll be doing so many things. i take it step by step. >> reporter: delpy has been outspoken, finding herself in
trouble about comments. >> i said something about the academy being white male, which is the reality, and i was like slashed to pieces by the media. i sometimes wish i was african-american. because i think at least people don't bash them afterwards. >> i realize it was the wrong thing to say at the wrong time. that's not what i meant. what i meant was like, you know, being 50% of the population, as a woman, and having so little voice, you know, it's very frustrating. >> you once said when people talk about who the next great director in hollywood will be, you said, no one is thinking the next great martin scorsese is a woman. >> i think there is a difference between being allowed to be a director and having people really believing you're going to be the next scorsese. greatness is not yet something that women can aspire to. >> reporter: in 2015, women were only 7% of directors. the top 250 grossing films.
on-screen, made up 30% of speaking roles. perhaps the attention started with this. >> it is our time for wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the united states of america. >> reporter: or many. >> damage control continues at sony pictures in the wake of the massive hacking scandal. >> reporter: magazine covers to essays, like jennifer lawrence's lenny letter. stars call for more equality in front and behind the camera. >> i think we all need to just keep going and keep working and keep knocking on doors. just keep trying to get the job. >> you're trying to mess with us? >> reporter: lisa kudrow played multiple memorable characters over the years. many which she created through her own production company. >> everyone in beverly hills gets a little botox.
>> i want to have a say. if you're a producer on it, they have to listen to you. >> reporter: the roles kudrow creates have a common thread. >> for me, i was always really interested in characters that were human beings and, oh, that's right, they're women. >> reporter: now kudrow says she sees the younger generation reshaping how women are seen. >> it is about the pay gap and about exposure and it is about the quality of roles, but i feel like it's changing a lot. especially with the younger generation. they're so fantastic because they are redefining what a woman is supposed to look like. >> lisa kudrow's show, as a programming note, "who do you think you are," returns to tlc april 9th. this is a conversation that doesn't seem to be going away any time soon. as more and more women and a lot of men support them and speak up about the changes they want to see here within hollywood. guys? >> important discussion. there's no question, natalie. thank you. coming up next, we'll do the big reveal. jill helped your cluttered
♪ welcome to my house we're back with our start today spring forward series. all morning long, "today" contributor jill martin has been giving a cluttered bedroom a 40-minute makeover. that's what it looked like in the first place. now it's been completely revamped. we're ready to check it out. good morning and good to see you. >> good morning. >> was it a big challenge? >> i think spring cleaning is overwhelming for so many people. i wanted to give an outline. something to do in 40 minutes in your house to whip any room into shape. to get you started. we have the help of our plaza today, which is amazing. >> nice. one of the places all the clutter finds itself is in the closet. what did you do? >> we de-cluttered. we showed the before and after. it's super dramatic. look at the after shot now. you saw what it looked like earlier today. this really can be done in 40
minutes with just a little prep the night before. so this is the new closet. here's the deal. we had a little help earlier. you can get rid of 75% of what you already have in your closet. you know it's a real story. you've done it recently. >> maybe 30%. >> we only wear 25% of what we have. these are a few criteria to do instantly. this is a great shirt. if you don't wear it, it doesn't belong in your closet. if you don't wear it, even though it's great, do you keep it or toss it? >> toss. >> that's exactly right. >> so cool. let's make a deal here. monte, monte! >> anybody have a toothbrush? no. okay, this is a great shirt. doesn't fit. if it doesn't fit, even though it is a great shirt, keep or toss? >> toss! >> see? >> okay. >> eliminate anything with rips or pulls. >> that could be stylish. >> it can be. anything that is not stylish that you don't wear that has
rips or stains, keep or toss? >> toss. >> all right. >> only thing left in your closet are perfect tens. things that make you feel great, things that look great, material you love wearing. that's what we wound up with. this is 25%. the extra 75% is on the ground over there. >> okay. >> you need friends to come over the night before and tell you what to keep and what to toss. >> the hangers are the save spaces. >> bed, bath and beyond, save 70% or more room when you don't have the big wooden hangers. >> i remember the before picture. all the purses were cluttered on the floor. >> if you don't see it, you're not going to use it. if you don't see it, you won't use it. we have this purpose holder from the container store. you see it and you know what to pick. if you don't know what you have, you won't know how to shop in your closet. >> to the room itself. again, it looks really good.
>> take a seat right here. >> you love these, ottomans. >> i do. they're storage. i'm happy. they come like this. you can use it for seasonal storage. in here, it not only serves as a functional use to sit on it, but you can store things maybe you don't use in this season and keep it in here for clean storage. you can also use it as a night stand to keep coffee on or flowers. >> great idea. what are other inexpensive ways -- you were doing this, it's spring. you want to spruce up, clean up and freshen up. >> everything here, under $100. this is from amazon. another cover for $27. throw pillows, also from amazon, $9. take what you have and spruce it up. de-clutter. get rid of 75% of what you own, right? [ applause ] >> what do we think of jill's ideas? do we keep them or toss them? >> thank you very much.
betrothed to carson, as well. >> we are making girl scout cookies. we bought 1$150 worth of boxes. they're going to run out and you'll want a homemade version. we'll make tag alongs, the chocolate and peanut butter ones. >> let's look at the grid. chocolate, peanut butter, flour and sugar. this is powdered sugar which has been creamed. >> great. >> we'll add the extract. vanilla. tiny bit of almond. >> how much more difficult is this than the average cookie? these are easier than you think. >> they're easier than you think. this is basically a shortbread cookie i'm making, which is very simple. you can also have the dough prepared in advance. then throw it together when you're ready. here is flour and salt. we sifted it together to make it nice and smooth. i'll throw it in here and make a mess. >> look at you two working
together. >> just on what -- >> low. until it's combined. >> oops. >> way too much. turn it off. >> not a race car. >> sorry. >> we want to chill the dough. important for shortbread cookies. you can also make -- that's distracting. >> i turned it off. turned it off. >> you can make it into a disk so you can roll it out. >> easier to cut frozen like that? >> yeah. try cutting one to show it's easy. over here, we have a cookie cutter which you can do it this way. >> nice. >> we'll bake them about 12 minutes in a 350 degree oven, n until they get brown on the edge. powdered sugar, pea nunut butte and vanilla. >> any fancy peanut butter? >> creamy peanut butter. favorite creamy peanut butter. roll it around so it has a dome
at the top. >> gotcha. >> then over here, i'm going to take two forks. this is my trick for dipping in chocolate. let it go in and -- >> the whole thing. just like the girl scouts do. >> look at that. >> use the other fork to get the excess off. then you're in the messy. >> well done. >> i do lick the fork afterwards. there they are. >> let's try the finished product. >> what are we making back here? >> samoas, my favorite as a kid. the cookie base is the same but we have coconut, caramel and chocolate. over here, we have caramels that carson unwrapped all of them this morning. >> i did. >> we'll add a little milk to the caramel to make it creamy. then we're going to add toasted coconut, which i toasted in the oven at 300 degrees for about
ten minutes. i stirred it halfway because coconut can burn. we'll add the coconut to the caramel mixture. >> in the mixture, okay. >> carson, you didn't mention you pitched you could dress up like a girl scout for this segment. >> savannah turned it down. >> anything for ratings for my sweetheart's segment. it was a dumb idea. >> our caramel mixture is here. we used a smaller cookie cutter or piping tip to get the -- >> doughnut looking thing? >> yeah. spread the mixture. you can try this, too. >> see, this is a little pastier. higher degree of difficulty. >> it gets thick and gooy. >> over here is the melted chocolate. ied add ed >> over here is the melted chocolate. ied add added the vegetable oi >> i forgot to mention the gang is downstairs. >> did you seriously pitch to
dress up like a girl scout? >> isn't that a saturday night at your house, carson? >> fine line between genius and dumb. >> we're going to drizzle the top. >> nice. >> perfect. >> use a piping bag or a plastic bag and cut the tips. >> very good. >> let them cool. do you put them in the fridge or the counter? >> you can speed up the process in the fridge. >> the shortbread gets both cookies out of it. >> nice job. >> siri, thank you so much. more recipes at
good morning, a few minutes before 9:00. i'm kris sanchez. we have a developing story on the peninsula where police are looking for a man they say jumped the counter of a pharmacy last night and stole thousands of pills. this happened at a walgreens in burlingame on el camino royale. after jumping the counter the man pulled a knife and demanded to be taken to the xanax and hydrocodone supplies. he left with about 3200 pills.
the man police are looking for is described as 5'11", about 180 pounds. it's believed he drove off with a man who was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and some sort of black compact vehicle is what he was driving. happening now, bob redell is in burlingame talking with police and store keepers. we'll have a live report in our midday newscast. you can also watch for updates in our twitter feed including getting another look at the armed robber. also, neighbors are stunned after the death in palm springs of a silicon valley executive. he was elect cuted as he jumped into a pool to save his daughters. one of the daughters is now in critical condition from that shock. the family lives on the ping peninsula. we have a link to their story on our home story and what investigators believe what happened.
this morning on "today's take," get ready for another stunner. our buddy john cena tagging in as co-host. plus, super model naomi campbell talks about tonight's big show. can she hold on to her empire? joey lawrence was your favorite teen heart throb. now, he's all grown up. all that and more 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. wow, welcome to "today", wednesday morning, march 30th, 2016. beautiful day here in new york city and a nice big spring break crowd on our plaza. i'm willie with al and tamron, natalie on assignment, but back
with our buddy again, john cena. >> i was you before, and now who am i being? >> people would have thought you were the same person. >> yes, sir. i was telling john, people were tweeting yesterday, they see john there and said, willie is really getting into the gym. >> is that what they say? >> this is my morning jam, "love yourself" by justin bieber. the video is great, it's a lovely song. >> right now, i'm on tv with hot dudes. >> i thought you were going to say something with bieber. >> oh, you guys beat bieber. i'm just looking at a trifecta. >> how rank -- >> how do i rank you? seriously, you're all different flavors -- >> what --
>> of personality. if you were on a dating game show, you wouldn't be in a category. you know, because you're all just different. >> we would be the three -- >> bachelor number one. >> let's play the game. >> if you said to a girl, what's your type, each of you fall into a type, but all of you are super classy and amazing. >> thank you, tamron. >> you got lucky ladies in your lives. >> i feel we're being set up. i'm waiting for the shoe to drop. >> no, just take a compliment. >> thank you, tamron. >> gosh, a guy can't take a compliment. >> very nice of you. >> still waiting for the shoe to drop. >> john is doing the "today" show and the "tonight show," and -- >> classy moment with jimmy fallon. who dudes playing sticky balls. >> let's watch. >> explain the game here, john. what's going on? >> wear velcro suits. it's a non-threatening dodge ball. the person who has the most
balls attached to them -- >> mm-hmm. >> -- loses. >> mm-hmm. >> okay. >> i feel like alec baldwin should be hosting. >> you have to take the balls off the person. >> wherever they land? >> you have a couple there -- >> sometimes you have to dive into it. go for it. >> he's taking his time. >> jimmy is taking his time. >> oh! >> enjoying the experience. >> knock it off, jimmy. >> wow. >> i ended up having more balls attached to me than jimmy did. they say on paper i lost, but i reminded jimmy that i'm all balls. >> always have been. >> i appreciate that. >> we did see "trainwreck." >> never, ever play that game on this show. >> you have to love fallon. they bought an arena for that game. >> you're like a kid playing dodgeball again, and then you realize you're playing sticky balls. >> sticky balls.
>> that was my night. >> after your show, of course, is the fabulous seth meyers. seth and his wife welcoming baby boy ash on sunday night. seth had a story about their journey to the hospital in an uber. >> i can tell from the expression on our uber driver's face that this was the first time that he was doing anything like this. my wife was on her knees in the backseat, holding on to me. we had to roll the window down because she was getting car sick. she was screaming out an open window. screaming. only in new york city could you drive that way and not have people say, that woman is being abducted. there is an abduction taking place right now. she would be screaming while we were stopped at stoplights and people were just crossing the street. my wife was screaming out the
window. i don't like this! i just feel like new yorkers are walking by going, it's new york. nobody likes anything. i kept thinking back to the last few months, the amount of times people said, are you ready for this? watching it happen, i couldn't help but laugh. who could be ready for this? what can you do to prepare for what you're seeing? yeah, we're totally ready for this day. we've been driving ubers around town, screaming out the window. wasn't weird. and pulling baby dolls through a keyhole, so i know what it looks like. >> you're never ready for that moment. >> do you remember? >> absolutely remember. deborah actually was at the doctor's office, and she said, you're going to get in the car ask you're going to go right now. i'm going to meet you there. 19 hours later -- leila was
born. i made mix tapes. >> you made a mix tape? 19 hours worth of it? >> six hours. >> on loop. >> deborah said, if you play one more of these, i'll break that blanking thing over your head. >> she did? >> yeah. >> god laughs at our plans. >> did you have a plan? >> christina is chill. he was in t she was in the bathroom and said, it's time. i was like what? she said, it's time. we had time. we got in the car and drove. it happened quickly once with egot there. but the moment of, oh, my god, it's happening. we've been thinking about this for nine months. am i ready? can we do it? we pulled it off. >> 19 hours. >> yeah, good times. >> not for her. >> i took video, which i then destroyed. >> we've had that conversation about video. willie, we've talked about it. it's a common conversation.
do you videotape? if you have a child, do you want to see the moment? >> i don't know. i don't know. >> youant to videotape it? >> i don't know. >> the best part is, once you're in there, the c-section, they have you come on the other side of the curtain, it's almost like a puppet show. they reach in, hey, rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat. >> you know we're on tv. >> oh, i'm sorry. >> presto. >> i've been told to start walking. >> where are we going? >> i don't know. >> i'm walking somewhere? >> let's go for it. >> let's go, guys. it's like a puppet show and then what? no, are we still on camera? >> still on tv. >> so i'm leading my security detail for a look at our facebook page. john cena, the most popular guy -- >> i think we're supposed to keep going. >> we're going. >> this is our new facebook live.
>> where are we going? >> the green room. >> check this out, my new office. >> did they tell you about this? >> no, but we had it on the earlier program. >> gave me a new office. here it is. >> what are we doing? >> this is my new office. >> our facebook live. >> someone told me to get a phone. >> spacious. it has a window here. >> i don't understand why we built a tiny set. >> it's not that tiny. >> that's ainy set. >> you can get in here. get in the middle. >> i don't think there is room. >> please, come on? >> what's amazing is they really did -- >> don't disrespect my home! >> uh-oh. >> this is a new "today" instagram, facebook -- this is my office. this is my house. >> i'm afraid if i get on one of the chairs, i won't be able to get out. >> it's fine. >> barbie dream house when i was a kid. >> what's the point of this, would you say? >> this is actually just to be ridiculous. >> perfect.
>> did you bring this with you? >> i did. it was a gift. >> i'm too buff to sit down. >> stay above us. >> now what happens? >> we look at ourselves and think, why did we do this? it is for a phenomenon called social networking, my friends. >> is this so people at home can feel like they do our show in what's the point? >> i think -- >> who do we thank for this? foxtails. >> well done. >> they build miniature tv sets. >> it's real good morning. im's meteorologist kari hall. this is sunol. it is slowly warming up. 47 in napa, 49 in liverbaltimore, 55 in
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>> naomi campbell, we'll chat with in a moment. first, a reminder of what makes "empire" so hot. >> it's an empire. >> reporter: terrence howard as a power tripping music mogul, lucious lyon. >> sometimes you have to be willing to sacrifice your queen in order to win the game. >> reporter: and taraji p. henson, a golden globe winner for cookie, the ex-wife. >> i'll shut it down. >> reporter: this lion's den whatever it takes to control their billion dollar empire. >> the heart of empire is family. >> reporter: their talent gets tormented. the family that plays together ultimately stays together. ♪ you're so beautiful >> reporter: even when famous faces tried to join their empire. ♪ whatever makes you happy >> reporter: now super model naomi campbell returns. >> remember me? >> reporter: after seducing lucius and cookie's younger son hakeem, convincing him to help
her take over the company. >> he deserves it. >> reporter: team lyon won't give up without the fight. >> you think this is a game? >> get out of my office. >> naomnaomi, i said at the commercial break, this role is perfect for you. it just takes you to the next level. >> i have to thank mr. daniels for that. >> did he create camila based on what he knows about you as a friend? >> not really. i think more of the character you said, we watched a lot of dynasty images. definitely something we thoug thought -- dominique from "sign ci -- dynasty." >> now your character. >> almost seems like a set up. there is going to be a cat fight between your character -- >> oh.
>> like crystal and alexis. >> don't you remember the cat fight? >> yes. >> pulling. oh, my goodness. >> wouldn't you love to do a scene like that? >> with taraji? >> i don't think so. i don't want to see two women fight like that. >> no? >> no, especially women of color. >> all right. >> there's got to be another way. power for ambition, do what you got to do. fighting like that isn't a good example. >> if you had to have a showdown between cookie and camilla, how would they have their showdown? >> we had one already. >> how do you script the perfect showdown? >> hmm. i will never go down. >> never go down? >> i don't go down. >> based on what you said, if it was in the show for you to have a conflict, and you kind of personally feel against it, but if it was for the good of the show -- >> if it's for the good of the show -- you know me for one job, but it's acting. you have to do what you have to do. i don't tell the writers what to
write. i sit in the room with the writers and let them get to know me and hang out with them for a couple hours. then they write. they all really are lovely. nice to hang out with them in l.a. >> tamron said, you are so good in the role and so good on the show. modeling comes naturally for you. you're born with the gift. how about acting? how does it feel when you step out? >> i'm surprised that everyone gradually let me be accepted. before, models had a difficult time if they tried to be an actress. they'd be judged harshly. i'm surprised that everyone was really welcoming and accommodating, allowing me to ease into it without any really harsh criticism. >> was it scary the first time? >> of course. i'm a new bbie and i'm learning and look up to the cast with admiration. they've been doing it for years. taraji and terrence, you know, this is their craft. i'm blessed to be a part of the
show. i learn every day something new. i've got a great coach. >> tell us about your book. >> you have this great book. >> book coming out on april 7th. we took 7 1/2 years to do it. you're not rushed. the cover is by the great artist from the '70s. take out the cover and the book is inside. there is a limited edition, i signed. my hands are swollen. no, my timeline of my work. he never had so many photographers collected in one book. when i first looked at the finished product, i was in l.a. doing oscar weekend. i had to start crying. there are so many great photographers and designers who are no longer with us anymore. it was stuff i hadn't seen. we would meet up and edit. it was not rushed. we didn't want to rush it.
i hope everyone is going to like it. it's two books. one is a picture book. limited edition, big size, and a standard size. >> the big ones. this is the gift. >> more than one that i've written in. i told stories about what the day was like, what the picture was like and what happened on the day. >> journey with naomi. >> yeah. >> congratulations on everything. >> thank you so much. >> "empire" airs tonight. can't wait. up next, you read it. >> i think the music says it all. >> go ahead. >> is it vanilla ice? >> find out why vanilla ice, salt and pepper and rob bass, because it takes two, bigger acts from the '90s, they're making beautiful music tog ♪ ♪ you're unpacking already? yeah, help me find some mugs. sure. (beep)
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and 71 in the north bay. we'll have more of this weather over the next few days. anthony's tracking a slowdown in the peninsula. >> palo alto, 101 southbound getting into the south bay still very because of the typical slowing we see. we are recovering from an earlier accident on 101 northbound. we still have one south of dumbarton bridge and the santa clarita valley still looks slow across the rest of 101. peninsula has a couple of accidents near san mateo. bay bridge, wide opens lanes at the approach. we have more local news for you in just a half-hour. you have a great morning. (scal): good day, m'lady! i am sir-can-a-lot, here to save you from another breakfast bore. wake up those eggs with glorious spam!
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and 68 in livermore. we will see our temperatures stay like this into the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks a lot. joey lawrence rose to fame in the 1990s on "blossom," as the title character's lovable brother. >> now he stars in a new film called "saved by grace," playing a retired police officer dealing with the tragic loss of his wife. >> special moments, grace. my wife and i came to the same studio. this is where she taught me how to dance. and, yes, we wowed everybody at our wedding. we vowed we would never stop dancing. then your god, in his infinite wisdom, took her from me. we're never going to dance together again. >> joey lawrence, good morning. >> good morning. how is everybody doing? >> good, man. >> did you have any trepidation
about taking on a role like this? it seems like such a departure. >> it is. that's kind of why i was sort of into it, you know. skip stone pictures came to me with this script, and i read it. the script was great. that's what it's all about. i had wrapped "melissa and joey" after 5 1/2 years, which was a comedy, what i'm known for. i told my team, it would be great to see feature opportunities. we did five indies last year, and this was one of them. this one turned out good. it was a two hander. me and the female lead, catalina, for basically the entire movie. takes place over eight hours on thanksgiving. what i like about it is it is a faith-based movie, like "war room" and these things, but it isn't preachy. it's a spiritual renaissance. >> is that important to you, to make sure it is not a -- it doesn't have a preachy tone, but evolves? >> yes, to me, i think that
preaching sometimes, you know, is good for the audience that wants to hear it. but the audience that isn't into it sort of shuts its ears off. if it is a spiritual message, it hits you. you could sort of lead people by example rather than giving them the exact words you want them to say. to me, that's the way to parent. that's the way to lead. >> you have so much energy, positive energy. even talking right now, makes me smile. this movie is a dark character. >> yeah. >> how was that for you? >> it was cool. you know, look, this is what we do as actors. >> beginning of the film and the evolution through. >> loses his wife, loses everything. it's the seven-year anniversary of her death. he hasn't been able to get his life back on track. feels the best way is maybe to take his own, to join her. >> really dark. >> when he least expects it, you know, something happens and he meets this woman. she changes his life. and if you're open to things like that, i think that's how sort of life happens.
we can't plan this journey. life happens in between all the plans we make. that's the old saying. if your heart is open to things, crazy things happen at the craziest times. >> speaking of crazy, we have a crazy game called famous joeys. everybody can jump in. >> i always lose these. >> famous catch phrase was, how you doing? >> tribiani. >> there you go. this joey show from the '90s just got a fuller reboot. >> joey -- john stamos. >> gladstone. >> there you go. >> answer is right here. >> oh, what are you doing? >> at least i confessed. >> this joey said, bye, bye, bye, to his boy band. >> fatone. >> okay. and we've got another famous joey. >> he'll love that picture. great one. >> officiated the wedding. >> joey is native to australia.
>> baby kangaroo. >> you knew that? >> we have one. >> whoa, no way! >> so neat. >> kangaroo! >> is it okay to pet him? >> absolutely. >> she's nine months old. >> oh, my gosh. >> when did we get the budget to gift kangaroos? >> oh, my girl. check this out! look at this. >> everything in the -- >> my girls would be flipping out right now. i have a 10 and 6 year old. they'd be flipping out. so cute, wow. >> joey and joey, thank you. >> you have a lot of stuff going on. >> yeah, man. >> special thanks to the folks at the columbus zoo. "saved by grace" is april 5th. >> that's right. >> that's right. leader of the the whole day to sell to the their old cart aside and buy a new one...
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>> well, we're seeing this small, as you said, religious movement -- how we like to refer to it. it's in upstate new york. we've been around since the '70s. there's a kind of -- there's been a bit of a schism in the leadership, put it that way. my character, cal, is trying to figure out how to take the reigns. >> we heard the set was so convincing. there were people who actually showed up who wanted to join this. >> yes. look, it's a great movement. i'm here to tell you all. >> okay, we can't go that far. we'll be indoctrinated. >> kool-aid? >> no, we had like a set, meant to be a little outpost. i think we were filming in yonkers. it was meant to be somewhere else. by the time i showed up, several people had stopped, just up and down the sidewalk in the morning and asked for more information.
which is a credit to our design department. they've done a great job. >> wanted to join up? >> they wanted to join hulu. >> interesting, intense concept, and something i think that everybody would probably be intrigued to know a little more about. this is probably a tough position for you to be in. we're all essentially with ups and downs, maybe looking for something to believe? >> i think that's what, i mean, truthfully, that's what makes it universal. you don't have to even consider yourself religious or to be part of any particular organization, but we've all, you know, at some time or other, all wonder basically why we're here. what's our place, you know? what do we belong to? maybe looking for something to belong to. that's what all these people in the show are going through. actually, that's what i love about the show. it takes that seriously. whether it's real for them or whether it's aaron paul's character, going through a crisis. but the belief or desire, that's
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harlan coben sold 70 million books worldwide. eight consecutive "new york times" best sellers. work published in 43 languages. his new book, "fool me once," a lot of twists and turns. it will keep you going until the very end. i will tell you, i never saw the ending coming. >> did it fool you? >> you have. >> all right. >> in fact, it's so good. yesterday, it was reported, julia roberts wants to adapt this into a film. harlan, good to see you. >> nice to see you, al. i like the back drop, by the way. >> this is the harlan coben wing of our library. "fool me once," first of all, it's the first time you've written the entire book in -- you've had a female protagonist. >> for the whole book. >> was that difficult? >> i was tired of the bad women in jeopardy novels, where the
h character is naive. i'm in a secluded cabin, and i'll hang out in my bra and panties all day. enough. i wanted to write a normal, intelligent woman that somebody could relate to. >> i know you can't give the whole thing, but what is "fool me once"? >> maya stern, military helicopter pilot comes back from the war, suffering stress, and her husband is murdered. she has a hidden nanny cam in her house. one day she's checking about it, and she sees on the nanny cam her husband, who was murdered two weeks earlier. that's how it opens. >> you always start with an opener that grabs you. >> we hope. >> you can't turn it away. you really can't. >> i think of these things and go, how can that possibly be? yeah, i love when it grips you on page one, in the first sentence. you have to grab them right away, man. >> julia roberts wants to do your book. >> yeah. >> as a movie.
what was it like getting a call from julia roberts? >> ridiculously flattering. i was trying to sound like i wasn't an fm radio station voice thing. she was flattering and really inciteful. she got the character. she'd read the book in two days, read the entire thing. i'm so excited because she really gets maya, which is so important. >> tell me, you're starting to make the social media activity thing. there's been embarrassing moments but -- >> uh-oh. >> you did your first selfie? >> i did my first selfie. wow, i wasn't good at it. my kids, of course, criticized it right away. oh, wow, there. i hadn't shaved in a while. >> yikes! >> yeah. no one got in the elevator after me. >> you look like the villain in one of your books. >> my kids were tweeting, take that down, please. >> harlan coben, thank you so much. >> al, pleasure, man. >> terrific.
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degrees. 71 degrees in the north bay. also be hitting the low 70s in the tri-valley, while the south bay is at 68 degrees. a light wind and mostly sunny skies today, we'll see this weather continuing into the weekend and a few slight rain chances in the forecast for the start of next week. let's see how the roads are moving with ant inhonyanthony. palo alto, 101 southbound still slow in spots. dealing with some sunshine. northbound was dealing with slowing earlier in san jose. there was an earlier accident past montague. the head past 237 things slow again up towards the peninsula. three separate accidents right now on 880 through oakland, southbound. keep this in mind. happening now -- the cal campus hit by a wave of racist and bigoted flyers. other schools and institutions also targeted. a live update in our midday
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ welcome to my house >> look who is in my house today. it's wednesday, winesday wednesday, 30th of march. >> look at that. oh, that's disturbing. >> al roker. >> my head on top of kathie lee's body, wow. >> by the way, that's classic roker. >> i do like the sound effect added to it, too. >> we know that roker at heart is a cartoonist. you see, deep down in your soul, that's what you should have always been. >> it's what i always wanted to be. >>