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update in half an hour and every half hour after that. >> don't forget to join us for nbc bay area news at 11:00, we will have updates on all of the news of the day as well as your weather. good morning, breaking overnight, deadly chopper crash. >> mayday, mayday, mayday, engine failure. >> a helicopter on a sightseeing tour of new york city plunges into the east river. the chilling moment captured on camera. all five passengers killed. the pilot scrambling to safety. this morning, federal investigators on the scene, trying to figure out what went wrong. round three. nearly 50 million people along the east coast bracing for a third nor'easter in less than two weeks bringing more heavy snow and high winds to the region, where thousands are still without power. the president's plan. the white house unveils its
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proposals in the wake of the parkland shooting, including the move to arm teachers. the woman tasked with putting it in action. education secretary, betsy devos, joins us live. tim mcgraw collapses during a performance. his wife, faith hill, takes to the stage to address concerned fans. >> i made the decision that he cannot come back out on stage. meghan and the queen. meghan markel's first official event with queen elizabeth today. and let the madness begin. the ncaa tournament field is revealed with a few surprises, as millions get to work filling out the all-important brackets today, monday, march 12th, 2018. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." nice to have you with us bright and early on a monday morning.
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we're going to get to our top story. this is a sad one. a deadly helicopter crash. a sightseeing helicopter went down in new york city. the chopper had six people aboard. it went down in the east river and only the pilot survived. tom costello covers aviation for us and is near the scene this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. heartbreak in lower manhattan. behind me where you see the blue police lights, that's where the helicopter is right now the let's go to an aerial shot, the east river is the east side of manhattan. the chopper went down 65 blocks north of where we are right now. now, federal investigators from the ntsb are here to determine what went wrong. it happened overnight, a deadly helicopter crash in new york city's east river. the terrifying incident caught on a bystander's cell phone. >> may day, mayday, mayday.
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>> reporter: the pilot reported engine failure before he brought it down in the water, where it suddenly turned upside down. >> we're getting inundated with a helicopter that made a nose dive into the river. >> reporter: five passengers and the pilot on board. >> a search and rescue operation immediately began. >> reporter: emergency response units rushed to the scene. rescue divers pulled three victims from the submerged helicopter. >> the pilot freed himself. the other five did not. so, police and fire divers entered the water and removed the other five. the pilot is okay. he was taken to the hospital to be checked out. >> reporter: all five passengers died. two pronounced dead at the scene, the other three at nearby hospitals. the rescue efforts made even more challenging by tight safety harnesses all of the passengers were wearing and the choppy, cold waters. >> that's 50 feet of water. a 4-mile-per-hour current and the temperature below 40.
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>> it was tough. it was a tough and the waters off manhattan's upper east side. the single engine euro cop tor as-350 is owned by liberty helicopter tours. authorities say it was privately secured for a photo shoot. in 2009, nine people were killed when another liberty chopper collided with a private plane over the hudson river. police say a private tug boat was the virs vessel on the scene and helped with the rescue effort. >> a great tragedy we had occur on an otherwise quiet sunday evening. >> again, the pilot was the only survivor. here on the east side of manhattan, helicopter operators are very often moving up and down the east river. it can be for business helicopters. it can be for sightseeing and tourists and photographic helicopters like the one that went down yesterday. and now the big question is, what went wrong? guys, back to you. >> tom, thank you so much.
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also breaking this morning a passenger plane crashed in nepal and killed dozens of people. the u.s. airlines flight veered off the runway, crashed and broke into pieces just after it landed. there were 67 passengers onboard and 4 crew members. rescuers are still combing through the wreckage looking for survivors. more than a dozen people were rescued and rushed to the hospital. military personnel have been deployed to help with that rescue operation. another major story this morning, the northeast is once again bracing for potentially nasty nor'easter. this is the third in less than two weeks and it's going to lead to a new round of power outrajs and really tricky travel. we have two reports starting with the all important forecast from mr. roker. al, a third one, huh? >> i know. it's wreaking havoc down through parts of appalachians. this is elizabeth town, kentucky. you can see the snow coming down
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at a pretty quick clip and it will continue there. they will pick up 4 to 6 to 8 inches of snow in that region. right now, it's stretching from kentucky all the way to west virginia, virginia into the southeast. right now, we have winter storm watches and warnings there. and they continue up into the northeast and new england. gusts up to 55 miles per hour. here's what we look for as far as accumulations are concerned by wednesday morning. a wobble 50 miles either way west or east will change this. if it comes west, the snow totals will make its way into the northeast and new york city.
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the big totals start piling up as we get into new england. providence, 8 to 14. plymouth, 8 to 12. boston, over a foot or more. portland, 12 inches or more. we could see if this concord 8 to 14. we could see this overperforms, 18 to 24 inches. we have to continue to watch this, guys. a wobble either way will affect the snow accumulations. >> al, thank you so much.
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power companies sent thousands of workers racing against the clock, trying to restore power for 5,000 people that are still waking up in the dark. when i spoke to con edison, con edison said the severity of the outage was why it was taking days. the increased severity of the nor'easters, because they're more violent and frequent, they left damage in their wake. the downed trees and power lines have made it difficult to reach the communities and homes that need the power. that's why people here are stocking up on their supplies, stocking up on their bottled water and gearing up for what they hope will be the last waive of winter weather. savannah? >> morgan, thank you. also ahead on this busy
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monday morning, president trump unveiled a controversial new school safety plan in the wake of parkland tragedy. it includes firearms training for some personnel but stops short of raising the minimum age for certain gun purchases. secretary of education, betsy devos is going to be in charge of putting that plan into action. we'll talk to her in a moment. first, nbc's kristen welker is at the white house. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. president trump is rolling out the new school safety plan after a month of a shooting that in parkland, florida, which claimed 17 lives. the days after the massacre, mr. trump seemed ready to take on the nra, but now signs he may be backing away from that fight. but over the weekend, making it clear he still has fuel to take on his political rivals. this morning, president trump putting the focus on school safety, revealing his plan in protect students nationwide in the wake of the deadly parkland shooting. it calls for firearms training for some schoolteachers, a controversial idea favored by the nra but opposed by
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many democrats. investing in mental health and school safety initiatives and formally endorsing a bill that strengthens background checks. but the president pulling back from his initial full thf throated support to increase the age of buying some guns after fierce opposition from the nra. the white house says that idea will be under review by a soon-to-be-formed commission, headed by education secretary betsy devos who had this to say on cbs's "60 minutes," who was asked about arming some teachers. >> those who are capable, it can and should be considered. >> reporter: it comes after the president's saturday night rally in pennsylvania, stumping for gop candidate rick saccone. >> i like rick saccone. i think he's handsome. >> reporter: after that, mr. trump pivoting to himself, touting his bomb shell decision to meet face to face with north korean dictator kim jong-un. even discouraging his supporters from booing kim. >> we have to be nice.
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we'll see what happens. >> reporter: nice words for the north korean leader, harsh words for some of his targets from the campaign trail, including the press and nbc's chuck todd. >> he's a sleeping son of a [ bleep ]. i'll tell you. >> reporter: steve mnuchin on "meet the press" defending his boss's language. >> he's using this vulgarities. >> there's a lot of funny moments on that rally. >> they were hilarious. >> reporter: after 14 months in the white house, the president is already looking ahead to 2020, debuting his campaign slogan. keep america great, exclamation point. keep america great. >> as for the president's school safety proposal, no reaction from the nra yet, but some critics say the plan relies too heavily on states to fix the problem and isn't nearly tough enough on gun safety. savannah? >> kristen thank you. betsy devos is the secretary
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of education. good morning. nice to have you with us. >> thank you, savannah. great to be with you. >> the president said he supported raising the age limit for firearm purchases of assault-style weapons from 18 to 21. he said it repeatedly. i'll play you some of it. >> we're going to work on getting the age up to 21 instead of 18. >> it doesn't make sense, i have to wait until 21 to get a handgun but i can get this weapon at 18. >> but i'm looking at your plan and it does not call for that age limit to be raised to 21 after all. what happened? >> well, the plan is really the first step in a more lengthy process. and the proposals that the president has put forward really encompass a lot of things that are supported on a broad bipartisan basis. >> but secretary devos, can i just jump in on that. you're saying it's a longer process and yet the president has made clear what he thought. he didn't act like he had to sit there and think about it and
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have a process. so, why is it that it is not in this plan? what happened? what changed? >> everything is on the table. and the commission that is being formed of which i will lead is going to be looking at this issue along with a number of other issues. the point being that we have to get much broader than just talking about guns and a gun issue, where camps go into their corners. we have many things -- there are many things that have driven this issue in the first place. and we have to go back to the beginning and talk about how these violent acts are even occurring to start with. >> no question about it. but this is a pretty discreet issue. the president was very, very clear about it. on the 28th of february he made the last remark about let's raise the age limit. one day later he met with the nra. right after that meeting, the nra lobbyists said that the president does not support gun control and the president tweeted after that a few minutes after that saying they had a great meeting. and now it's not part of the
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plan. a lot of people are looking at that and thinking sounds like the nra got to him. >> as i said earlier, everything is on the table. and we will be looking at this. the state of florida just passed a law this past week that looks at this issue, that raises the age. >> it raises it. they didn't engage in a long process. they just passed the law. >> everything is on the table. and this commission will be studying it, along with many other issues and will be forthcoming with solutions. i go back to the fact that there are a number of issues on the table now that can be passed and implemented quickly and surely. and the president has urged congress to do those things. >> let's talk about this notion of arming teachers, that this is certainly one of the most eye-grabbing aspects of the proposal. let's do the not washington thing. i'll ask short questions and you give short answers, okay? i think a lot of people want to understand this. what percentage of teachers at schools would need to be armed
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in your mind to be effective? >> i don't have a percentage. it should be those who are capable and qualified and only in places where it's appropriate. >> would there be an armed teacher in every classroom? >> i don't think that would be appropriate. and i don't think anybody would agree that that would be. >> what about in every grade? >> i don't think that would be, either. the point is, that schools should have this tool if they choose to use the tool. communities should have the tool. states should have the tool. but nobody should be mandated to do it. >> should the teachers wear their weapons outside so everyone can see it, including little kids, presumably. or should they conceal them so there's an element of surprise? >> look, this is an issue that is best decided by local communities and by states. it is not going to be appropriate in every location. but it is going to be appropriate in some places. like texas has determined and polk county, florida, has determined. >> texas does it. do you think they should be able -- teachers should be able
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to carry assault weapons since presumably they may face assault weapons? do you have an opinion on that? >> i don't think assault weapons in schools carried by any school personnel is the appropriate thing, but again, this is an issue that i think is best decided at the local level by communities and by states. >> but a student could legally carry an assault weapon, a student over 18. >> not in schools they can't. >> okay. you still want the schools to be gun-free zones except for the teachers? >> i think schools have to be protected like every other large gathering place. we protect stadiums. we protect theaters. we protect airports. and we need to make sure that schools are protected in the same way. they have our most valuable asset, our students, our children. >> just very, very quickly. i couldn't help but thinking during this piece that aired right before you came on, you had the president using what we used to call a dirty word to describe one of my colleagues. and i wonder, as the education secretary who is in charge of
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what our kids learn, what do you think of that kind of language? would you wash someone's mouth out with soap? >> i would probably use different language myself. and i think we all have an opportunity and responsibility to be examples to our kids. >> would that include the president? >> that would include the president, as well. >> secretary of education, betsy devos. good to have you this morning. thank you. >> nice to be with you, savannah. thank you. we are learning more about the gunman and the victims at a deadly standoff and shooting at a veteran's facility in california. miguel almaguer is there. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: the pathway home where they treat ptsd remains a crime scene. this is where the suspect sought treatment where he killed himself and three women who were trying to help him. this morning, new details about 36-year-old albert wong, the army veteran who murdered three women at this california clinic
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where he was a patient. army records show wong served in afghanistan from 2011-2012 and was awarded the army commendation medal. given for acts of heroism or extraordinary achievement. but after returning from war, loved ones say wong was a different person. >> for the first week, he would sit on the sofa, just staring, saying, i can't believe i'm in a safe place. >> reporter: a former patient at pathway home, a facility for veterans with ptsd, wong was apparently asked to leave the program two weeks ago, though it's unclear why. armed with a rifle, wong returned to pathway home friday. >> a possible active shooter with a rifle, holding three people hostage. >> reporter: he exchanged gunfire with a sheriff's deputy and took hostages. and after nearly an eight-hour
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standoff, police found wong and three women dead. 48-year-old christine lobar, 29-year-old jennifer gonzalez. gonzalez was a psychologist and was seven months pregnant, preparing to celebrate her first year wedding anniversary. >> we had so much ahead of us. you know, we were expecting our first child in june. she was doing what she loved to do. >> reporter: sitting down with nbc news, gonzales' husband and father say she died trying to help others. >> with her last breath, she would want to help these folks. albert wong, she was trying to help him until the end. >> reporter: she and her colleagues killed by someone they were trying to help. a tragedy shedding light on the invisible wounds of war. the gunman entered the building behind me during a going away party. it's unclear if and when the pathway home will reopen. savannah and hoda, back to you guys. >> miguel, thank you.
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>> we turn now to al with the all right, come on. >> that's right. around the rest of the country, things are relatively quiet. that's good news. you can see from the plains all the way down to texas. windy conditions through the gulf. mild conditions through the southwest. they have a big storm coming up. we'll take a look at that coming up in the next half hour. in the meantime, we're going to look at your local forecast, coming up in the next 30 seconds. nds. nds. which is why the online financing application at carmax.com is so convenient. get some of that finance stuff out of the way from wherever you are, at the doctor's office, karate practice or my favorite... back at the doctor's office. knowing before you go means more quality time sewing a costume for the school play that is not going to look anything like a frog. just a little heads-up, mrs. davis... ha ha ha, yay kids! good morning. we've got some clouds, but that fog has burned off in san francisco. this is a live look right now and this is a bit of a calm
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before the storm because we are tracking incoming rain into the bay area right now temperatures remain fairly mild in the who is and the 50s. 54 degs for san jose. 44 degrees for santa rosa. over the next couple hours we will notice an increase in cloud cover, an increase in the wind but also an increase in temperatures. we will be topping out in the upper 60s and low 70s. >> a look at that big west coast storm coming in, guys. >> al, thank you so much. still ahead this morning, it has happened again, the new equipment failure at another fertility clinic that has put eggs and embryos at risk. the big news that elon musk just broke on missions to mars and they could happen. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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fire department. they say that the person inside that pickup truck is unconscious. because we are out near the wetlands it's swampy. access to that pickup truck is difficult for firefighters. the status of the driver last report was unconscious, i don't know how he's doing right now. as far as what kind of impact this might be having on your traffic i will send it over to mike inouye. we were concerned where in fremont it was. it's in a more remote spot as far as the commute goes. it causing a problem forays train and capital corridor, both of those systems have systemwide delays. they share the same set of tracks which is where bob is right now. on the roadway the traffic flow is looking good. slow do you know eden canyon and westbound 580. we have nice skies over woodside, this is ahead of an incoming storm system that is expected to change our weather pattern. we have 40s and 50s right now, eventually we will climb into the 60s. yes, that rain makes its arrival at about 4:00.
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and we're back, now, on a monday morning, the 12th day of march. >> that's right. we want to get right to your headlines, beginning with that deadly helicopter crash here in manhattan. >> chopper tragedy. >> a helicopter did a nose dive into the river. >> a helicopter on a photo shoot crashes into new york's east river, killing five onboard. the pilot, the only survivor, as federal investigators looked at clues for what went wrong. >> it looked like it was making an emergency water landing. but within literally a minute, it was completely submerged. triple threat. millions up and down the east coast bracing for a third nor'easter in less than two weeks. the storm gaining strength as it
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heads north. >> north carolina is going to get a decent amount of snow by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. it is snowing from new york city to ourn new evening lands. o.j.'s account -- >> i'm going to tell you a story that you never heard before because no one knows this story the way i know it. >> in a controversial fox special, o.j. simpson offers a detailed, hypothetical version about the murders of nicole brown and ron goldman in an interview from 2006. >> i grabbed the knife. i do remember that portion, taking the knife from charlie. and to be honest, after that, i don't remember. back in the game. >> are you serious? are you serious? >> tiger woods falls just short of winning his first pga event in five years, tying for second at the valspar championship in florida. and put on those dancing shoes. >> it's going back to the ncaa tournament. >> march madness brackets are officially set with virginia,
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villanova, xavier tapped with number one seeds. syracuse snags the final invite. today, monday, march 12th, 2018. now, to some heartbreaking news for hundreds of families. for the second time in a week, a fertility clinic has revealed an equipment failure has put thousands of eggs and embryos at risk. nbc senior national correspondent, kate snow is with us. i can't believe we're talking about this again. >> reporter: i can't believe it, either. last week, we told you about a mishap at a clinic in cleveland. patients there are fighting back now, taking that clinic to court. and we're looking at another incident on the same weekend at another clinic in san francisco. this morning, another heartbreaking failure at fertility clinic. the pacific fertility center in san francisco says a piece of storage equipment lost liquid nitrogen on march 4th, putting thousands of eggs and embryos in
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jeopardy. they have launched an investigation. we do know there's viability tissue from that tank. the rest of the tanks were not effective. the equipment was retired. the vast majority of the egg and embryos in the lab were unaffected. the fa operations are running smoothly. adding, we are sorry this happened and for the anxiety this will surely cause. as we reported, that same weekend, a similar failure at university hospitals in cleveland. >> this was something that was totally unanticipated and obviously tragic. >> reporter: now, some of the 600-plus women and families affected are suing. >> my heart sank. >> reporter: amber and her husband, elliot, are part of a class-action lawsuit. kate is part of another class action suit that could be filed today. she's a cancer survivor who froze embryos in the hopes of having children later. >> if they cared about those embryos and valued them the way the patients do, the way their
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patients pay thousands of dollars to ensure they can have a family some day, this never would have happened. >> it's my worst feel realized. >> reporter: caitlin had four embryos and ten eggs in storage at the university's clinic. >> it was my everything. it was my future. it was all my hopes and dreams that i had for the rest of my life were based around being a mom. and now, that's, you know, been taken from me. at least with my own biological children. >> reporter: in a statement, university hospitals in cleveland responded to the lawsuit saying, we understand why some people might feel compelled to take this step. any lawsuits being filed will have no bearing on the independent review being conducted or our determination to help patients who have suffered this loss. that review continues, as hospital officials try to determine why their tank failed. they're looking into mechanical and human error. no eggs or embryos will be destroyed, they say. and they've put them all in a functioning tank.
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>> we're so very, very sorry. we, again, want to do all we can to support them. and we will stand by to answer questions and address them, understanding that we may not have all of those answers right now. >> reporter: again, the san francisco facility, pacific fertility center, has also launched an investigation. perhaps it's just coincidence that these two clinics discovered problems on the same day. but it does raise questions about the technology involved or the systems in place. >> i'm sure you'll stay on it, kate. >> thank you. let's get a check of the weather, now. al is over at the weather wall. >> you know, we've been looking at what's going on in the northeast. out west, we have a big storm system. this rain will be expanding from oregon down to california. gusty winds along the coast, with wind gusts over 50 miles per hour. rainfall totals look like, right now, anywhere from two to three inches of rain. some parts of northwestern
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california could see more than that. and more importantly, the snowpack in the sierra will start to grow. they're 37% of what they should be. they could see watches and warnings at 36 inches of snow at the crest. that's what's going on around the well, isn't this a beautiful way to start our monday, nice we have beautiful colors there, but we are going to see an increase in cloud cover. this is a live look over san francisco right now. we're not seeing any rain on the radar, but within the next couple of hours we will start to notice an increase in temperatures as well as cloud cover. expect a high of 71 degrees for san jose, that rain will move in by about 4:00 and that will stick around through tuesday morning. coming up in the next half hour, we'll look at what's going on with the latest nor'easter. >> all right, al, thanks so much. coming up, how country superstar tim mcgraw is doing after he collapsed during a performance.
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some ambitious plans from elon musk. >> he dreams big when it comes to here on earth and in space. and it sounds like some of his revolutionary ideas could come to fruition sooner than we thought. >> to hear him tell it, they will come faster. musk, the founder of tesla and spacex, two forward companies. and last night, he outlined a very bold vision for his long-promised missions to mars. billionaire elon musk likes to do things at warp speed. just a month after successfully launching his falcon heavy rocket, the world's most powerful spacecraft, musk now has a very farout idea -- going to mars. >> we're actually building that chip right now. >> reporter: and he plans to start very soon. >> it will do short flights. short oup and down flights next
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year. >> reporter: musk says he kept wondering where are the hotels on mars that were promised in "2001 a space odyssey." >> they should have great bars. >> reporter: he has his own vision of a colony on mars. while it will be exciting, it will be far from easy. >> for the people that go to mars, it will be far more dangerous, difficult, dangerous, good chance you will die. >> reporter: here on earth, musk is developing the hyperloop, an underground vacuum tube that might be able to transport people and cars from new york to d.c. or l.a. to san francisco in less than an hour. and he has strong ideas about how it would work. in a series of tweets, musk writes, the hyperloop will prioritize pedestrians and
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scientology now says it's time to tell its own story. >> and to do it, it is launching a new television network. joe fryer is in los angeles with more on what that's all about. hey, joe. >> reporter: hoda and savannah, good morning. the church of scientology says the new network will debut today. it will be available on a few different platforms, including directv, apple tv and roku. over the years, the church has bought super bowl ads but this takes promotion a step further. scientology's hollywood ambitions has been in the works since at least 2011 when the church purchased this historic studio. five-acre facility, home previously to kcet is described on a new website as having state of the art technology and designed for global communication across every conceivable media channel. there's no other facility like it on earth. ♪ the church of scientology is launching the new network with an official tweet saying, it's time for us to tell our story,
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the story that's been under scrutiny and under fire in recent years. in 2015 there was "going clear: scientology and the prison of belief, " hbo's documentary about church practices and its growing reach. >> the church is making investments and buying valuable real estate all over the world. that clout gives scientology enormous power. >> reporter: the church of scientology responded in a letter to hbo, calling the film a premeditated smear and produced their own video about it. the next year, the former scientology and the most prominent critic, leah remini, followed with her response. scientology and the aftermath. the church responded in 2016 in part, saying, leah remini needs move on and stop blaming the church and others for her personal and professional setbacks. she spoke to the "today" show about the controversy. >> if you speak out, you're an enemy of the church.
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and the church has policies of how to deal with its enemies and they go after them. >> reporter: it's not known if the new tv will be used to productions like "going clear." but the scientology network promises programming entitled "meet a scientologist" and and "voices for humanity." a quote on their website says this -- >> this is how the church will take its message to the world. >> reporter: leaving more questions than answers about what kind of a religious broadcasting network it ultimately will be. we reached out to scientology for comment about the new channel but have not heard back yet. this new network is set to make its debut at 5:00 p.m. tonight. hoda and savannah? >> all right, joe. thank you soad, meet "the boss." we are shining a light on women doing big things in business, starting with a small idea that's now really changing home renovation. also coming up, we told you the ncaa brackets are out. we're going to reveal our highly sought-after picks in the orange room. highly predictable, i can say.
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good morning. it is 7:55. i hope your monday is off to a lovely start. here is a nice look over woodside right now. we are expecting to see an increase in some cloud cover so enjoy the calm weather right now because we've got rain moving $ in. the temperature÷ trend for san jose shows us topping out into those 70s and then if you notice by 4:00, 5:00 we see somínn of those showers start to move in. we will initially start to see them in the north bay first and then it will become widespread into the evening. another thing you will notice as those winds. we will start seeing the winds-% picking up by about 5:00, gusty between 20 and possibly 30 miles per hour. especially along the coast and the higher elevation areas like the mountains and the hills. our daytime highs will be in the upper 60s, 66 degrees for san francisco, 69 for napa, 70 degrees for oakland. palo alto at 69 and san jose 73. get ready for that rain it's moving in tonight, sticking around through the overnight hours. mike?
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we have a problem on the tracks right now. additional delays for capital corridor and ace trains, they are not coming through the area past the scene of a crash over there in fremont. we are still tracking that. of course, bart shows into delays and neither does vta. the roadways are showing a tu)s" throughout the bay, a light build. still slowing but not so bad through castro valley. 88 slow down through fremont and 880 starts to recover after an e earlier slow down past s curtnep happening nowen theing san t smart train station is closed, it is due to an active police e. nearby.in theng authorities are a looking for robbery suspects that are obblst considered armed andon dangerou. a shelter in place is in effect. this is in the area around woodv hollow drive near cobblestone court in novato. n st ruck ace and capital corrido stopped, this ts is in he lfremont. this after an ace train struck a pickup truck near auto mall parkway within the past ten noth minutes an ace spokesperson
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announced the driver of that truck has died. california - sin office. scott mcgrew analyzes the president )s plans. plus: it )s going to be a wet work week. we track any changes to the expected rain totals. )today in the bay ) - tomorrow- 4:30 to 7. to 7.
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♪ music fades . it's 8:00 on coming up breaking overnight. >> mayday, mayday, mayday. engine failure. >> five people are dead after a helicopter on a sightseeing tour crashes into new york's east river. the only survivor the pilot. >> the pilot freed himself. the other five did not. >> investigators now trying to figure out just what caused the chopper to fall from the sky. plus meet the boss. we're kicking off our new series all about inspiring women who are dreaming big and writing their own story. this morning we get to know the woman redefining home renovation. >> the light bulb went off. >> it was a classic entrepreneurial moment where i was like i know how to solve
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this. and megan and the matriarch. megan markle is stepping out with his first official event with the queen. >> she is effectively being treated as a member of the royal family. >> what you should expect from her most high profile outing yet on monday, march 12, 2018. >> i'm turning 70 on "today." >> here to meet savannah and hoda. >> from the university of alabama. >> shout out to my theater department. >> to my sisters. >> our first mother-daughter trip ever. >> from texas to the "today" show. >> we're best friends from alabama. >> 1,400 miles apart. >> spring break brought us together. >> from madison, mississippi.
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we're turning 13. >> i love the 13-year-old party. >> a great crowd. we call this rolling spring break. we love it when you come visit us on the plaza. let's start with your news at 8:00. and here in new york city witnesses could only watch in horror last night as a sightseeing helicopter crashed into the waters off the city. tom, good morning again. >> reporter: good morning to you. and behind me they brought in a a new nypd boat. imagine how terrible this would be, to be inside a helicopter and be harnessed in and suddenly the entire helicopter crashes into the water and turns upside down and you're stuck inside. and then the crash itself captured on home video. >> mayday, mayday. experiencing engine failure. >> overnight the terrifying
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moments of a helicopter crash caught on camera. the aircraft falling from the sky nooet new york's east river and sinking below the surface. five passengers were onboard along with a pilot who's been identified this morning as richard vance. >> it was a crash. >> we turned around. we didn't hear it until it hit the water and we automatically knew something was wrong. >> reporter: personnel searched the scene. >> the pilot freed himself. the other five did not. so police and five divers entered the water. the five people besides the pilot were all tightly harnessed. so these harnesses had tee be cut and removed in order to get these folks off the helicopter. >> reporter: all five passengers died. two at the scene and the other three at nearby hospitals.
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the single engine copter is owned by liberty helicopter tours. authorities say it was privately chartered for a photo shoot. in 2009 nine people were killed when another liberty chopper collided with a plane over the hudson river. police say a private tugboat was the first vessel on the scene helping with the rescue effort. >> it's a great tragedy we had occur here on an otherwise quiet sunday evening. >> reporter: the investigators, 14 of them from washington shortly. the mtsb has already put out a tweet for anyone with photo evidence to contact them. but it is rare to have the crash itself actually captured. president trump is rolling out a controversial school safety plan to combat gun
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violence. it includes arming some teachers. hey, hallie, good morning. >> reporter: this plan is getting rolled out by the white house today after those meetings between president trump and people affected by school shoot g ings like the most recent one in parkland, florida. entails. it includes what you describe, being described as rigorous training on firearms for teachers in school. this is supported by the nra but not by most democrats. this plan would include mental health initiatives and school safety initiatives. but here's what's not in it? raising the age from 18 to 21. the president expressed his support for this. but it's not in the plan right now. the nra opposes this. it is going to be reviewed by a yet-to-b yet-to-b yet-to-be-formed school commission. savannah pressed betsy devos on
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the idea of arming teachers. listen. >> what percentage of teachers at schools would need to be armed in your mind to be effective? >> i don't have a percentage. it should be those who are capable and qualified and only in place where's it's appropriate. >> would there be an armed teacher in every classroom? >> i don't think that would be appropriate. and i don't think anybody would agree that would be. >> what about in every grade? >> i don't think that would be, either. the point is, that schools should have this tool if they choose to use the tool. >> reporter: as for any action over here on capitol hill, this white house plan does formally endorse a narrow bill that would try to strengthen background checks. hoda, back to you. >> hallie, thanks. bono apologized over claims that staff at the charity he co-founded were bullied and intimidated. he was furious to hear of a string of accusations of bad conduct. bono said, we are all deeply
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sorry. i hate bullying, i can't stand it. to discover last november there were serious and multiple allegations of bullying in our office in johannesburg left me and the one board reeling and furious. he says the head office failed to protect those employees and i need to take responsibility for that. bono went on to say he would like to meet with the staff and apologize in person. 8:07. that's the news. let's get "the boost." >> why don't we do that. the paralympic winter games are under way. thomas walsh finished his first race and got an emotional video message from his childhood dear friend, olympic champion, mikaela shiffrin. >> i wish i could hug you right now and tell you that we're so proud of you. >> you look at me now and i'm standing here talking to you. i look pretty normal. you know, she was there when i was really in the dumps.
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and life was really uncertain. that means a lot. >> that's a beautiful moment. the two skiers have a tight bond. her mom was thomas' first coach. and those two went to preschool together. that message meant the world. >> you see how tight they are. a lot more ahead this morning, including a concert scare for tim mcgraw. how he's doing after collapsing on stage. plus, something new we're calling "meet the boss." a female ceo who built a booming business from the ground-up, reveals the lightbulb moment that change ed her life. is harvey weinstein about to be arrested? we'll have the latest. and two babies switched at birth. every mother's worst nightmare. how the truth was discovered. >> megyn, thanks. all that and meghan markle, side-by-side with the queen. side-by-side with the queen. why that is such plaque psoriasis can be relentless.
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i've always wanted to share a special moment with my mom. i think surprising her with a night ski trip would just be the biggest gift i could give her. let's make that happen. she's gonna be so excited. ♪ take me where i want to be. ♪ ♪ let me dream, oh, let me dream... ♪ we're back. 8:13. this is a big day for meghan markle. >> a real biggie. with her wedding two months away, she's appearing at an event, with the queen, for the very first time. keir simmons is with us from westminster abbey. this is a big deal. >> reporter: it is. good morning. it has to be nerve-racking to be
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meghan markel right now. her first event with the queen, marking the commonwealth, that you wouldn't know about in the states. it's a gathering, a family of nations, around the queen. and she is doing so well. quickly moving from american actress to american princess. you can call it meganmarkel's prewedding whirlwind. >> meghan is hugely popular with brits. every engagement you see her do, she becomes more and more confident and more and more take on that role and run with it. >> reporter: later today, the future royal will perform her highest profile role yet, when she joins the queen for the first time at an official engagement. the royal family marking commonwealth day in westminster abbey. >> she is already effectively being treated as a full-blown member of the royal family. that gives her an indication of
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how warmly she's been welcomed into the fold. but officially, she is effectively, living as a member of the royal family. >> reporter: meghan signaled her own commitment to the commonwealth in an interview with the other young royals last month, hinting at a role that may tie in neatly with her pre-royal charity work. >> some of the work has been in commonwealth countries, rwanda, india. i think this reach can have some really nice legs once we start. >> reporter: today's formal engagement with the queen, before she is married, is breaking new ground for a royal. something that even kate didn't get to do before her marriage to prince william seven years ago. meghan has spent time with the queen before. >> have incredible respect for being to able have that time with her. and she's an incredible woman. >> reporter: she was invited by her majesty to christmas at sandringham. she is now finding a role within
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her steps on her road to royalty. there was the tough security training with elite british forces, where she was taken hostage in a mock kidnap. then, last tuesday, in the same chapel, at st. james' palace, meghan was reportedly baptized in a secret and private ceremony. the move seen as a sign of respect to the queen, who is head of the church of england. after the event, she was seen wearing what some say is a baptism bracelet. she really does seem to be winning hearts here and gaining a great rapport with the other royals. there is one thing that i suspect may take a little longer for her to get used to. it's this very british rain. >> yeah. i know she has weather-sensitive hair like me. she may have an issue with that. >> we connect with her. >> thank you, keir. mr. roker, he gave you a nice segue. >> keir is always giving. we love him.
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let's show you what we've got, the latest on this nor'easter. much of the country is still clear, no problems. you get into the appalachians, the storm system going to transfer to the northeast or the mid-atlantic states and make its way up the coast. we'll see snowfall rates 1 to 3 inches per hour. a wobble 50 miles either way will have a big effect. fuf further east, the snow moves out. we're looking for blizzard conditions possibly in new england tomorrow. we expect to see anywhere from 1 to 2 inches in new york. 2 to 4, albany. montauk, 5 to 9. as you make your way into new england, concord, 8 to 14. boston, 12 inches or more. providence, 8 to 14. this thing could overproduce and cause 18 to 24 inches of snow.
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>> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. we're launching something special in honor of women's history month. it's called "meet the boss." >> this week, we're going to share inspiring stories of women that dream big. some of you might have a good idea. a ceo that went from barely scraping by to crushing it. jean brownhill has a home renovation referral company from her own backyard and turned it into a multimillion-dollar
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business. >> here we are. it's like home, sweet, home. that feeling that we all know, having a space in the world that you feel comfortable and safe and it's home. >> reporter: in a big picture sense, your business is helping people make their homes a little sweeter. jean brownhill is the founder and ceo of sweeten, a company that matches homeowners and contractors for their renovat n renovation. a lot of people think, i would like it to look better. but they're overwhelmed by the process. >> yes. >> reporter: is that where you come in? >> exactly. we have done thousands of renovations at this point. >> reporter: in 2007, jean, a trained architect began renovation on her first home. you're thinking, i was made for this. >> i got this. come to find out, i didn't. i ended up hiring the wrong general contractor. >> reporter: you did that? >> even i did it. there has to be a better way. and i have an idea how to do it.
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>> reporter: the lightbulb went off. >> it was a classic entrepreneurial moment where i was like, i know how to solve it. >> reporter: on sweeten's website, homeowners are matched with three contractors. they can choose who is right for their project. >> we follow your project from that starting point all the way to completion. we make sure that our guys are doing a great job. and you get to actually give them a rating. the great thing about it is we can do it all for free for the homeowner. so, the general contractors pay off a small fee. >> reporter: some call you the contractor whisperer. >> i love that name. i'm an unlikely champion for general contractors, right? let's be honest. i'm naturally inclined to want to defend people who have been painted with a negative and broad brush stroke. right? and general contractors have. >> reporter: jean grew up in new london, connecticut. and from the earliest age,
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learned no problem is too small. >> i was that kid who, you know, was scooping ice cream, delivering newspapers, had baby sitting jobs. i love to draw and build stuff. my guidance counselor said, you should be an architect. i had no idea what that meant. no one in my family used an architect. >> reporter: her determination and drive come from her family. >> my dad's mom, she grew up in the south, african-american woman, who was a domestic worker, who could never have the time or the luxury to have any education. so, she couldn't read or write. her whole life, i watched her sign her name with an "x." every moment i feel like, i'm tired, this is too much. i'm like, come on. >> reporter: jean's hard work has paid off. sweeten currently has $900 million in construction projects. what's your advice to people who have an idea or dream of owning their own business or have that
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entrepreneurial moment? what would you tell them? >> i have two pieces of advice -- don't quit and keep smiling. i'm a person who believes that the more that you feel blessed, the more blessings you get. >> reporter: what do you think makes a good boss? >> one of the things i've learned the most out of this whole experience is that you can only be yourself. i can just be the best that i can be. i'm just encouraging people to be the best them. that's the best thing i can do, as a boss, is encourage people to do that. >> pretty cool, right? >> she's so smart. she found a need and she filled it. that was genius. >> she did. and she was suited to do it. at first, she kept her job and at night would work on her business. and it got to the point where she could do it full-time. sweeten is available in new york and philadelphia but has plans to expand to eight more cities by 2020. >> good for her. let's switch to the orange
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room. we're talking hoops. >> teams across the country watched their journey towards the national championship begin with the highly-anticipated tournament lineup reveal. it's known as selection sunday. check out how some teams reacted to their placements. [ cheers ] [ cheers ] >> guys are fired up there. you have a total of 68 teams competing for their shot as champions. but all anybody is talking about is this, that's it, your march madness prbracket right there. raven said, i made my bracket by doing a coin toss. may be odds be in my favor. michael says he the kentucky wildcats are playing the davidson wildcats. if my strategy is whichever
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mascot would win in a fight. the anchor bracket battle, savannah going with arizona. and hoda, west virginia, the five seat. >> my dad used to teach there, wvu. come on. >> al, you have north carolina. i'm going with wichita state. the brackets aren't locked until wednesday night. we have eight teams that need to play some ball games. that will start on thursday. we'll have our brackets done on thursday here. >> i love that. i don't know. you going to take us to our "daly click"? >> check out this thief. a not-so-sneaky approach to steeling a giant gum ball machine from an animal shelter. he starts by crawling into the doggy door. he wants the giant gum ball
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machine. he can't fit it through the door. he is trying to kick the door open. he is hell-bent on getting that thing out. i don't know why. too tricky, can't get it through. he just tries to -- he ends up spilling the gum balls all over the place. he realizes there's a back door. he tries to throw it over the fence. realizes it's a whole thing. and they're looking for him. if you recognize that man in the sacramento area, call him. >> did he get it in the end? >> he threw it over the fence. i don't know. there's no gumballs in there. we're going to get to "pop start" ahead. the star of "rise," . i )m ...
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breaking news. nbc bay area skyrange- good morning. it's 8:26. i'm marcus washington. we have breaking news to tell you about. nbc bay area sky ranger on the way to novato, where authorities are looking for home invasion robbers who are considered to be armed and dangerous. one of those suspects has been detained. up to four more on the loose. police say those robbers were seen in that area of wood hollow drive. a shelter in place is in effect area, near cobblestone court. nearby san maretz barts train station is closed due to the search. after an ace train struck a pickup truck in freemont, now, the driver of that truck has died. our mike inouye is keeping an eye on the commute for you. >> obviously that tragic,
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traffic closed through the area because of that crash. resulting in of course the capitol corridor and the ace trains being held up. they can't go past the crash so basically systemwide delays, all the trains are held up at that point. try auto mall parkway over here in freemont. the roadways are moving smoothly. a lighter flow of traffic for most of the bay. we have slower traffic through oakland for 580 and 880. that's picked up over the last half hour. kind of holding steady. there's oakland past the coliseum. >> all right, thanks. i'll have another local news update in half an hour.
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♪ ♪ hey, everybody, welcome in 8:30 on a monday morning, march 12th. look at this crowd. i mean, this is sick. what is happening out here? we have such a big crowd and we have a crowd moment, okay? >> yep. >> all right. hold on. hold on. hold on. hold on. >> where is she going? >> hold on. hold on. hold on. all the way down here. are you mckenzie? >> yes. >> okay, mckenzie, you said that you are in love with someone who is on our show today? who is that person? >> keala settle.
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>> come on out, keala. [ screaming ] >> stay with me. stay with me. how are you? >> i'm great. >> are you freaking out a little? >> a little bit. >> here's the deal, it's really cold out here. thank you for all being here. but i would really love you to come inside. >> oh, my god. okay. >> she's going to come in and watch the performance. we're going to take care of it. get inside and warm up. we'll take you in in a bit. >> i love that. talking of singing, nbc's new drama "rise," has josh radnor here. >> that's a really good show. a woman thinks she's
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irish-catholic. she takes one of those dna tests, and turns out she is not irish-catholic. and the mystery she solved thereafter will have your knees by your ankles. >> that sounds painful. let's check the weather. >> look at the week ahead, starting with today again. the storm is developing along the mid-atlantic coast. mild and dry in the pacific northwest. sunshine from the plains down to texas. on wednesday, a lot of rain, snow out west, pleasant in the midsection of the u.s. windy and cold with some snow leftover. and then, it stays chilly in the eastern half of the country, with the warming up down through florida. look for wet weather down in the gulf and snows out in the >> it looks pretty rough outside right now in san francisco. this is a live look. we are expecting to see an increase in that cloud cover now. it may be calm now, but we do
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have incoming rate. that will be making its way in around the evening. temperatures climbing to the upper 60s. high of about 66 degrees is expected for san francisco. napa, 69. oakland, 70. one more thing you'll notice, a breezy to windy condition as we head into the 5:00, 6:00 hour, with increasing winds into tonight. >> that's your latest weather. a little puppy love in the crowd. a little mom/daughter trip? >> yeah. >> there you go. let's head back inside to hoda. >> al, thank you so much. according to the american heart association, some 86 million adults, nearly 34%, have high blood pressure. >> that's true. it's the leading cause of strokes and now heart attacks. now, a creative way is being used to get help to people at the greatest risk. and craig is here with that. >> it's known as the silent killer. high blood pressure contributing to 400,000 deaths a year in this country. and it impacts no group quite
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like african-american males, 45% of whom suffer from hypertension. yet, many never get medical care. so, what do you do when you can't get patients to go to the doctor for treatment? well, you bring the treatment to them. if you want to know the heartbeat of black men in a community, go to the barbershop. >> you have all of that data and don't know how to read it, it doesn't make a difference. >> it's a great place to have time with our sons. >> reporter: for eric mohammed, helping his community, has always been a priority. >> why not help the community? why not help yourself? why not help your clients? >> reporter: when dr. ronald victor called, starting a study on high blood pressure and black men, eric jumped at the chance. >> for me to be involved in something that's helping a big problem, it was easy.
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>> the goal of the study was to develop effective and convenient blood pressure control program for black men. >> reporter: according to new guidelines, healthy blood pressure is in the 120/70 range. the most recent estimates is that black men with high blood pressure is in excess of 140/90. that's the highest of any demographic group in the country. so, eric helped convince the owners of 52 barbershops in the los angeles area to take part in the study. for an entire year, dr. victor's team monitored blood pressure, descri prescribed medication and arranged doctors appointments for 303 black men. >> i didn't know how to read the blood pressure. and it scared me. >> i used to use the emergency room as my doctor, so to speak. if someone wasn't broke or split open, i wouldn't go. now, i need check-ups. i call my doctors. hey, can i come in? just want to make sure
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everything is okay. >> reporter: the impact was startling. blood pressure dropped nearly 22 points for those in the study. >> it's humongous. for a hypertension trial, it's a very large change. >> reporter: the results of their study are being released today in "the new england journal of medicine." and the barbershop model speaks to a growing trend of health and human care in nontraditional settles, like in illinois, where hair stylists are empowered by the law to report domestic abuse. and in salons where manicurists can identify melanoma conditions. it's all about a conversation that many won't have with their doctor. >> people don't go to the doctor, but they come the barbershop on a regular basis. the trust level is there. >> for his work to assemble the barbershops, eric is listed as c co-author with dr. victor.
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that last point he made, a lot of guys who look like me, look like al, you go to the barbershop on a regular basis. you may not get to the doctor once a year. be if you're in the barbershop, and there are folks that can help you learn about your body, they're going to take advantage of it. >> easy way to find them. a great idea. coming up next, you know josh radnor from "how i met your mother," now, he's going to tell us about his new timely show. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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and we are back with josh radn radnor. he stars in the new nbc drama. it's called "rise," as a new high school theater director with big dreams for his program. and he is quickly met with opposition, that does not stop him from inspiring students to go after what they want. >> i was only supposed to audition. that was the deal.
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>> and then you exceeded all expectations. when you sang at the pep rally, when you read yesterday, i saw you. i saw you come alive. i think you could do something amazing. i think we could do something amazing together. >> welcome, welcome, welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> okay, let's begin with when the credits roll initially, when you see the promo, it says, "hamilton," "friday night lights," "parenthood." it seems destined for good things. >> those are great things in the culture. when you get an e-mail that says jason katecadem wants to meet yo do a drama at a public high school, yeah, i'll probably want to do that. >> said the scene for us. you play a teacher who is the theater director in this school. and these are not just kind of talented students. these are crazy talented kids.
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>> maybe they don't know that at the beginning. the cast, they found these kids who are wildly talented. but they're playing high school kids. you'll see throughout the course of the season, you know, there's an audition sequence when they're not so on their game. and then, they kind of grow. >> was it hard for them? this is the young lady who was the voice behind "muana." was it hard for them not to sing well? >> yeah. we had so say, you can't do that well. my character, he's been an english teacher for 17 years and impulsively takes over the drama department, and kind of doesn't know what he's doing and is gifted, ultimately. >> a lot of the kids are hurting. they're going through their own private idaho, their own pain. this is coming of age for them, too. >> it's set in the theater department. but it's in a southwestern pennsylvania town. i think it's got that kind of everytown, usa, quality to it. you're dealing with issues of
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addicti addiction, and parent/child dynamics. and all that is reflected in the play we're doing, "spring awakening." >> it's you and rosie perez. you didn't meet before you started acting together? >> we met at the table read. who isn't a rosie perez fan? i was thrilled she was signed on to do it. and we noticed at the table read, we had a fun, loopy chemistry together. they wrote in a lot of fights for us, a lot of tension. but you know, she's really fun to fake fight with. i wouldn't recommend a real fight with her. you'll lose. >> you started your career really way back when, back in high school, kind of by accident, you stumbled into acting, can't you? >> kind of. i had a friend who wanted to audition for the chorus of "oklahoma." there it is. that's when i did "cabaret" my junior year. this production, i played the
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emcee in "cabaret." once i did that, i wanted to keep doing it. you have the challenge of telling your parents. zblu zb >> uh-oh. >> you want to be an actor. they're totally supportive now. >> we're excited for this. it looks like a great show. josh, thanks for joining us. we're going to talk to your co-star. we're going to talk to rosie later in our fourth hour. you can catch "rise," tomorrow night, 10:00, 9:00 central, on nbc. coming up next, she wowed at the oscars. she's about to do the same in studio 1a. we have a live performance from keala settle. firs ts is "today" on nbc.t,hi i was in my third tour in iraq when my vehicle was hit by an ied. i looked down and i knew i was out of the fight. but playing for team usa has been a second chance to represent my country. i get to show my children and the world that, yeah, i might have been knocked down, but i'm up,
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scene-stealer in "the greatest showman," with her song, "this is me." >> it's been an anthem and made the movie soundtrack a smash hit. her performance at the oscars was one of the highlights. good morning. you're stealing every scene. >> i'm not trying to. but thank you. >> how was the oscars? >> it was an incredible experience. and something i knew, or thought i knew i would never have again. i kind of went, okay, let's do this. >> did you see all of the famous people as you were singing? >> and the coolest thing was, i turned to everyone behind me and said, the only difference between you guys and them out there, is that you know and you're not afraid. and those guys are. you need to tell them not to be afraid because we're all the same. >> you did so many incredible things. i saw you in "waitress" where you killed. did you love doing that, too? >> it was. it was an incredible experience. and i grew from it. i have friends for a lifetime from there. >> in terms of inspiring people,
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there's a young lady we got from the plaza. you said the only difference is -- >> it is. >> you might be inspiring this young woman. >> she knows already. >> she does? >> she already knows how inspiring she is. >> oh. >> did you ever expect that the song would catch on and mean to people what it does. >> i sort of did. that's why i didn't want to sing it originally. i was petrified because it was affecting me. i didn't want it to be me singing it. i wanted somebody else to do it. it was not meant to me. >> got to be you. will you take it away? >> thank you. ♪ i'm not a stranger to the dark hideaw hideaway, they say, because we don't want your broken parts ♪ ♪ i've learned to be ashamed of all my scars ♪ ♪ run away, they say no one will love you as you are ♪
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♪ but i won't let them break me down to dust ♪ ♪ i know that there's a place for us ♪ ♪ for we are glorious ♪ when the sharpest words wanna cut me down ♪ ♪ i'm gonna send a flood gonna drown them out ♪ ♪ i am brave i am bruised ♪ ♪ i'm who i meant to be this is me ♪ ♪ look out 'cause here i come and i'm marching on to the beat i drum ♪ ♪ i'm not scared to be seen ♪ ♪ i make no apologies this is me ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ oh oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ another round of bullets hits my skin ♪
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♪ well, fire away 'cause today i won't let the shame sink in ♪ ♪ we are bursting through the barricades ♪ ♪ and reaching for the sun we are warriors ♪ ♪ yeah, that's what we've become ♪ ♪ won't let them break me down to dust ♪ ♪ i know that there's a place for us ♪ ♪ for we are glorious ♪ when the sharpest words wanna cut me down ♪ ♪ gonna send a flood gonna drown them out ♪ ♪ i am brave i am bruised ♪ ♪ i am who i'm meant to be this is me ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ when the sharpest words want
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to cut me down ♪ ♪ i'm gonna send gonna brodrown them out ♪ ♪ this is brave this is bruised ♪ ♪ this is who i'm meant to be this is me ♪ ♪ look out 'cause here i am look out, 'cause here i come ♪ ♪ i'm marching to the beat of my drum ♪ ♪ i'm not scared to be seen no apologies ♪ ♪ this is me ♪ the words that want to cut me down i will stem the floods ♪ ♪ this is me >> yes. yes. yes. >> wow. keala settle, that is amazing. >> yes. >> we all are. >> how do you do that? >> yes. >> your friends in the
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background, like, yes. >> inspirational voices. >> you are awesome. we'll be back with "pop start." we'll be back with "pop start." this is
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welcome back, everybody. we made you wait for it. >> it's worth it. >> we'll start with scary news. it ends well, don't worry. overnight, tim mcgraw, sunday night, he was performing in dublin, ireland. shortly after his performance, he reportedly collapsed on stage. he was tended to by the medical staff there. and his wife, faith hill, quickly came out on stage and addressed the crowd on her husband's status. take a look. >> he's been super dehydrated. i apologize but i made the decision that he cannot come back out on stage.
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>> the concert came to a close after hill performed one more song. they promised to return to dublin. mcgraw is expected to be fine. we hope he feels better soon. up next, taylor swift -- no background singers? there you go. nice. thank you, guys. last night was the i heart radio music awards. she won best female artist of the year. she wasn't at the award show in person. she is working on her stadium tour. instead, she released her music video for the song, "delicate," as a way to say thanks. let's look. ♪ the best reputation has never been so ♪ ♪ yeah, i want you i can't make any promises now ♪ ♪ but you can make me dream >> a little controversy about that video. we might have more later this week. people think it looks a lot like a spike jones directed ad for a
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fragrance. >> oh. >> people talking about that today. the video, people love, has been seen millions of times. carrie underwood, the singer celebrated her birthday on sunday. her husband took to instagram to poke some fun at her. happy birth da toy an amazing mom with killer hair. carrie responded to the jab, you can't let some things go, can you? we want to send out a belated birthday wish out to carrie. that's your "pop start" coming today. what do you have coming up? the voices from the coach -- the coaches from "the voice." we have rosie perez from the show "rise. ". >> that's their way of saying, don't you sing. we can let the real singers sing.
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megyn kelly is up next. first, a check ofbreaking news s good morning. it's 8:56. i'm marcus washington. breaking news to tell you about out of navardo where authorities are searching for a crew of armed home invasion robbers. those robbers were last seen in the area of wood holo drive and a pressure is in place near cobblestone court. this is nearby the san maran smart train station, which is also closed. now, we have -- authorities say
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that they have -- those authorities are patrolling the area. other police and law enforcement teams are there now. the novato county deputies tell us there were nine men involved, three in separate home invasion robberies. at last check, four of the nine are in custody. these robbers are all considered armed and dangerous. happening now, our pete suratos is headed there. he'll have a live reportday new and ace train corridor riders are experiencing a heavy delay. after a truck was struck. the driver of the truck died, no one on the trains injured but the backups are system wide. we'll have more news in half an hour. >> stay connected to your world, wherever the world takes you, get the nbc bay area app. califo
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[ applause ] hi, everyone. hello, happy monday. welcome. i'm megyn kelly. is har vin weinstein about to be arrested? law enforcement officials tell nbc news there is, in fact, enough evidence to arrest weinstein right now. they say it is up to -- yeah, there you go. they say it's now in the hands of manhattan d.a. sy to issue the arrest warrant. why hasn't he? sources tell nbc news the nypd is in the midst of five separate sexual assault investigations

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