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the video of her most private moments she says left her humiliated and ashamed. >> everybody said i was doing it for publicity and attention and that ripped me apart. >> her convicted stalker also taking the stand. >> i pulled the plug out and waited for the opportunity. >> was it your intent to hopefully get her without clothes on? >> yes. >> will jurors hold him and the hotel responsible in andrew's $75 million lawsuit? homeward bound. after 11 long months in space, astronaut scott kelly is coming back to earth. the celebration that nasa is planning today, tuesday, march 1st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today", super tuesday, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
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welcome to "today" on to super tuesday morning. imagine this were the day you were coming back to earth like astronaut scott kelly. just a boring campaign season. >> when's the next rocket out of here? anyway, we'll have more on that coming up later on. >> this is super tuesday and let's look at this map. primaries and caucuses held in 12 states overall. the majority of them across the south. ourfanned out across the country and we'll bring it all to you this morning. let's start with national correspondent peter alexander in texas. the biggest state up for grabs. good morning to you. >> good morning from here in texas. this is the biggest prize, and it could be make or break for some of donald trump's republican rivals, trying to stop his march to the nomination. our surveymonkey online poll, donald trump at a new high nationally, 40%.
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trailing trump 2:1. ted cruz in third on a day that could be his last stand. >> reporter: donald trump on the fast track, hitting the gas in georgia with the head of nascar. >> if the people that like and watch nascar vote for donald trump, they can cancel the election right now. nobody can win. nobody. >> reporter: today, 11 states, 595 delegates up for grabs, more than any other day all primary season. with trump heavily favored everywhere but texas, ted cruz's home state, where the freshman senator needs a victory to stay in contention. >> if you don't want to see donald trump as the nominee, join with us and stand with us. >> reporter: marco rubio is focused on securing a first place finish in florida later this month, but without a win tonight, he'll be hard pressed to stay in the race with zero wins in 15 tries.
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a vote for hillary clinton in november. >> reporter: this scuffle at a trump rally. the man was blocked from leaving the press area. meanwhile, trump and david duke. kkk. think about that, for president? >> reporter: also, a new buzzfeed report about an off the record interview the "new york times" conducted with trump, where he is rumored to have revealed flexibility in his hard-line immigration stance. his rivals demanding it be released immediately. >> that tape can clear it up and the voters deserve to know. >> reporter: even mitt romney tweeted, another bombshell? what is he hiding? trump responding. >> things are negotiatablee negotiable.
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>> building it is not negotiable? >> no. >> watch the backlash to be louder and more public. one republican senator said he will not support donald trump if he is the nominee. wouldn't vote for him, saying conservatives will need to find a third party option. >> peter alexander, thank you. hillary clinton enters super tuesday with momentum on her side. a strong showing today and tonight could all but end the democratic race. nbc's andrea mitchell is in miami with that part of the story. >> good morning, matt. bernie sanders is about to vote in burlington, vermont. you see a live shot of the polling place in burlington. hillary clinton is so far ahead in the biggest states voting today. she's already looking beyond bernie sanders to a general election matchup. her strategy against the most likely republican nominee, donald trump. >> republicans want to sell the same snake oil.
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head to the polls, hilary kinlary clinton trying to clid fisolidify her lead and bernie sanders trying to hold on. clinton is crushing sanders 2:1 in texas, tennessee and georgia. in oklahoma, a new poll has sanders topping clinton. >> it is time for massachusetts to lead the political revolution. >> reporter: in massachusetts, sanders' backyard, they're locked in a tight race. >> they've been after me for 25 years and i'm still standing. >> reporter: hours before super tuesday, the state department released the final batch of e-mails from clinton's private server she used as secretary of state. it's a place republicans vow to hit her on. >> we'll be talking about those e-mails every moment of every day. >> reporter: now, clinton is turning her focus to a potential
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matchup with donald trump, who she and her husband think is her most likely opponent. >> america never stopped being great. we have to make america whole. >> the clintons think their best case against trump is to point to his controversial remarks and portray him as a bigot. clinton has called for love and kindness and telling crowds, instead of building walls, we need to tear down barriers. they have no illusions of how tough it'll be if they run against this unconventional republican candidate. >> andrea, thank you very much. we'll turn to chuck todd, nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." >> good morning. >> i've seen the polls you've seen. take me through what you expect trump's night to look like. >> it is possible that trump wins every single primary and caucus tonight other than texas. he could win every one by five or more points. >> we wake up tomorrow, show me
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like in terms of the delegate count. >> this is a conservative estimate we've put together. he has a 60 delegate lead. he could build well over a 100 delegate lead. this is a conservative estimate. if he's closer to 40% in all the polls, this number could be well over 300. what we don't know is who is going to be in second. this will matter tonight. >> a lot of attention on marco rubio. what could happen with him tonight? will he win any contests at all? you think trump will win most. >> i think we're going to be 0 for 16 for marco rubio. what they will say is a good night is if he's in a close second in virginia. if he can beat cruz here. maybe pull a surprise up there in minnesota. that's what he's hoping to do. >> you talk about these two states. they play prominently in the strot strategy of ted cruz. but you add this state, as well. >> ted cruz has been spending all his time in texas. if he loses texas tonight, he really has no way to go. he'd like to pull off not just
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texas but maybe an oklahoma, arkansas. they border texas. he's been spending a lot of money. he hopes to win in alaska. if he can win more than one state, it's a big deal for him. then good-bye, marco. >> hillary clinton coming off a huge win in saturday in south carolina. what's the map look like for her tonight? >> pretty much a dominant here in the south. i think the question is going to be, does she pull off a minnesota? does she pull off a massachusetts? i say that if she does that, sanders. sanders is targeting the states with the least diverse electorate. three up here plus oklahoma and the colorado caucuses. if she can sweep the south and win one or two of these, bernie sanders has a problem. >> this leads us back to the desk. nicolle wallace is joining savannah. >> for the republican party, for years, there was always the talk about, there are fissures in the republican party between
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now it's a gaping crack. what happens? what happens to the republican party if trump emerges tonight and he's the nominee? >> in 2012, the rules changed about how you get delegates, to make it easier for an establishment front runner to seal up the nomination. >> excellent. good job. >> right? well done. there's a reason the country wants to kill the republican establishment. trump has this locked up at this point because of the rules put in place in 2012. >> right. >> what is the reality of a third-party candidate? actual republican who might say, together? >> you can't find an operative in washington who doesn't have their own scenario. it's mitt romney. it's rick perry. constitution party.
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commandeer the libertarian vote. if you want to run an independent campaign, you have to start tomorrow. michael bloomberg's people, who are seriously looking at this, they have basically said, if he doesn't make the decision to go tomorrow, as in march 2nd, you can't get on the ballot in the state of texas. if all these people want to do this, they have to start now. they can't wait another two weeks. >> take us inside your watching party. what state will you be watching closely tonight? >> i'll be sober because i'll be here. you can't find a clear headed republican who says there is a realistic third-party scenario. they are moving from sort of depression to acceptance on the reality of trump is our party's standard bearer. i think that i am watching for this turn toward acceptance. trump is going to have a huge night. trump is all but certainly the republican nominee. i think what you hear republicans say privately is that they were able, a couple
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scenario where he started to settle in and mature in the role. they're alarmed that the refusal to acknowledge the news cycle cycles -- you gave him a chance to disavow david duke. it makes him run against clinton daunting. >> the clinton versus trump race, democrats were laughing saying, if it's trump, that's great. they're not saying that again. >> they say, okay, republicans didn't go after this guy early. they know they have to engage early. here's what it means for us as a country, nasty, low, early, often. it's going to be a race to the bottom. >> by the way, roker commandeered his monitor back. >> roker. >> that was short-lived. >> i'll raise your touchscreen, buddy. >> thank you so much. stay with nbc news throughout
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the day and night. complete coverage of super tuesday. we'll be will lester holt tonight for prime time coverage as the results come in at 10:00 p.m. eastern. i'll take a double latte, chuck. >> could some storms impact voting tonight? >> i think it could. could i get some windex? anyway, you can already see pretty good storms firing up. we're going to be looking at a very wide swath from louisville down to new orleans and mobile. 22 million people at risk. the super tuesday states, arkansas, memphis, tennessee, knoxville, birmingham, alabama, atlanta, georgia, possibilities of having severe weather later this afternoon and on into the evening hours. active weather for tennessee, arkansas, louisiana, alabama, mississippi. by this afternoon, we have storms from knoxville, nashville, down to jackson. into tonight, active from
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the way down to the gulf coast. heavy amount of rain stretching from little rock all the way to pittsburgh, guys. we are looking at a fair awemount of rain and active weather that could affect voter turnout. >> keep us posted. >> thank you so much. the government's battle with apple over one of the san bernardino shooter's phones is center stage on capitol hill today. the head of the fbi and apple's top lawyer will appear before congress as apple celebrates a ss a ruling in a similar case. pete williams has more. good morning. >> it is apple's first court victory, with the judge ruling the government cannot force the company to open a locked iphone. the ruling came late monday from a federal judge in brooklyn over a dispute in an iphone belonging to a suspected drug dealer. this is a separate case from the tug of war over the iphone used by one of the san bernardino attackers. but the legal issues are
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the judge ruled the relief the government seeks is unavailable because congress has considered legislation that would give the same result. phone companies allowing the government to tap into their systems when it has a search warrant. congress decided not to cover phone makers like apple and google under the law. the judge said requiring apple to bypass security mess sureasures that the company markets to its customers would be something offensive. he said it's beyond the government's power. later today, the fbi director james comey and apple's general council appear before a house committee. they both agree that this problem will get worse unless congress draws bound are iye -- boundaries lines. >> you have the ruling in brooklyn, the san bernardino case is going forward. they're not legally bound but what is the practical effect of what happened in brooklyn on the san bernardino case? >> the legal matter is the
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on any other court, but it is the first decision on the issue and it does give apple a leg up. it'll be arguing in court in california later this month why it should not have to help the fbi open that san bernardino phone, savannah. >> pete williams in washington, thank you. turn to california now where the search is on for a kidnapping suspect who escaped overnight after a bizarre police chase and standoff. nbc's steve patterson is in los angeles. >> police with the california highway patrol say this guy is still out there, escaping after an hour's long police pursuit with an ending you have to see to believe. >> reporter: low speed, high stakes. >> all over the paint, riding the shoulder, trying to get past the traffic. >> reporter: play by play from the air, calling a dangerous game on the ground. >> he's not going to get very far. you can run but you can't hide. >> reporter: a notion the suspect would test, starting east of los angeles. police say the suspect kidnapped
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his girlfriend and their two young children, boys ages 1 and 5, heading south in a hummer. police pursuing, just not very fast. >> he's not breaking any speed records. >> reporter: the chase spanning multiple highways, a couple hours, 40 miles south through orange county. [ sirens ]. >> reporter: sudden by, it stops. the suspect on the phone with negotiators, handcuffs in the rear-view mirrors, hello kitty stickers on the window, before he's on the run again, finally coming to a stop. hours passed, tense moments. california highway patrolmen with guns drawn. the man opening the door, standing outside with the baby and going back in. the 5-year-old popping his head in and out of the sunroof. then the suspect makes his move, sending the women and children around the vehicle and making a break for the hills. shots fired. [ gunshots ]
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but the man escapes. relief. >> the woman and two children were not harmed. of course, police would like to have their man in custody, but this could have ended worse. and breaking news. swat teams searching a gated community near newport beach. they believe the suspect was seen near a home there. they're closing? >> steve, thank you very much. now to the white house where president obama awarded the highest military honor to a navy seal who participated in a daring rescue of an american hostage in afghanistan in 2012. edward byers is the first living, active duty member of the navy to receive the award in four decades. byers is a member of the navy's famed edd seal team 6. the president said it gives the american people a chance to get a glimpse of a special breed of warrior who often serves in the shadows. now to a frightening scene
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at a texas gas station caught on camera. this car comes barrelling into the picture, slams into the gas pump head on. the pump then burst into flames. the passenger jumps out of the car and runs away, while the driver tries to free other passengers from the backseat. everyone did get out okay, but it took firefighters two hours to get the flames under control. we still don't know what caused the driver to lose control in the first place. >> lucky people. >> yeah. mr. roker has more on the weather. >> out west, we have a big storm system bringing a lot of rain to the pacific northwest. northern california and southern california. we have a slight risk of storms through the southeast. plenty of sunshine through the plains. we'll look at the winter side of the storm coming up in the next
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we'll get to your >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. coming up, erin andrews in tears on the stand in her $75 million civil trial, while the stalker opens up about how he secretly recorded her. we'll hear from both of them.
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plus, the big homecoming being planned as scott kelly returns to earth tonight after nearly a year on the international space station.
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we're back at 7:30 on a tuesday morning. not just any tuesday. it's super tuesday. you're looking at video from moments ago. that is senator bernie sanders voting in his state of vermont this morning. find out what his fortunes are as the voting is calculated throughout the day. >> i think we know what he's voting for. of course, the primaries and caucuses being held in 12 states overall. 11 a piece in the democratic and republican races. a quarter of delegates are up for grabs tonight.
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are e-heavily favored in every contest. trump sounding confident at a rally last night. >> you're going to look back on this night and say, in two years, three years, four years, in twenty years, this was an amazing evening. because it is a movement. >> the secret service is investigating this incident during a trump rally in virginia. take a look. you can see an agent slamming a photographer to the ground. the man claims he'd briefly left the press pen. in other videos, you can hear the photographer swearing at the agent before the physical altercation. at the supreme court, something we haven't seen or heard in a decade. clarence thomas asked his first questions from the been chnch since 2006. it was about a ban on the law for owning guns. erin andrews turning to the
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stand during her $75 million lawsuit. morgan radford is covering the trial for us. good morning. >> good morning, matt. today, erin andrews takes the stand for a second day in a row. this will be facing cross-examination from the hotel's legal team, who must prove that, one, this video was not their fault. that it was the sole responsibility of her stalker, michael barrett. and, two, this has not irreparably damaged her career. >> reporter: this morning, erin andrews returns to the stand to face cross-examination, questions from the lawyers for the hotel who she says was at fault. >> they called me and said, you're putting this man that requested to be next to you. is this okay? they could have stopped this. i'm so angry. so mad. >> reporter: in emotional testimony, andrews broke into tears numerous times on the stand as she told the jurors how
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the naked videos taken by michael barrett turned her life upside down. >> i was screaming, dad, i'm naked all over the internet. i felt so ashamed. i was so embarrassed. somebody sent me a still of the video to my twitter or someone screams something from the stands and i'm back to this. >> reporter: barrett appeared in two taped depositions. andrews left the courtroom before they were shown. barrett said he snuck past a maid, sawed off the peephole to her door and took video of her naked with his cell phone. >> why did you decide to do that? >> great question. >> i'd like to hear the answer. >> i would, too. i've thought about it over and over in my mind. it was a huge, huge mistake in judgment. >> reporter: he says he feels horrible. >> i knew what i was doing was wrong. i knew it was a horrible thing.
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knew that soon enough i'd be in huge trouble. >> reporter: erin's mother says the pain can't be undone. >> the huemiliation continues. the things that woman has had to hear breaks my heart. >> reporter: erin says her career is damaged and her life will never be the same. >> all i wanted to do was be respected. i wanted to be the girl next door that loves sports. now i'm the girl in the hotel scandal. >> erin andrews says espn forced her to do an interview about that ordeal. one she says continues to haunt her to this day. just over an hour, she'll first take questions from her defense team and then begin the cross-examination. >> morgan radford, thank you very much. let's turn to ari, chief legal correspondent. obviously, this testimony from andrews was powerful, emotional, wrenching. how does erin andrews overcome what the hotel is likely to say, which is, hey, it's awful what
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happened to you, but we have a bad actor who lied and deceived his way into the room next door to you. it's not our fault. >> the plaintiff's argument, they're going to make the case there were two groups at fault. obviously, the stalker who did this terrible, gross thing, but also a hotel that had the duty to its customers, that relates to this harm and personal security and safety, and they fell down on the job. >> the stalker, michael barrett, was not in the courtroom. this was taped testimony. a taped deposition that was played in court. erin andrews left while it was being played. did he say anything when he took the jurors through exactly how he accomplished this that, in your opinion, really hurts the hotel? >> what hurts the hotel is the idea that basically, this information was easy for someone to get and provided in a way that didn't give her any warning. i think that came through loud and clear. there's plenty of people who are going to say, well, okay, but the hotel didn't do anything explicitly wrong.
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it didn't try to hurt her but, yet, it was clear that this guy, who doesn't come off as the most sophisticated or well-trained, he's not a security expert, was able to do this relatively easily. it's scary. >> meanwhile, you have her on the stand so emotionally. sympathetic, likely, to the jurors watching it. if you're the defense lawyer, it's your turn to cross-examine her today, what is your approach? >> to minimize the damages. not to say this wasn't terrible. it was heart wrenching to watch. her life and career was affected. she talked about watching this tape with the fbi and she vomited uncontrollably. that's how much she was shook. the only thing you do from the other side, the other lawyers say, look, $75 million is a lot of money. wrongful death suits pay out $3 million to $5 million. otherwise, i think people identify with her. >> thank you so much. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> thanks so much. we have the severe weather to
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talk about, but there is a winter side to this storm. as we've seen so many times this winter already, from madison, green bay, chicago, into detroit, we've got the possibility of snow. 31 million people at risk for snowy, wintry travel. this extends from iowa to maine. we're talking 1400 miles. here's the storm system pushing to the north. we look for snow from rockford to detroit. rain changes to snow as it moves to the east. tomorrow, we've got heavy snow through northern new york, northern new england. gusty winds here in the northeast. going to cause problems for air traffic. the snowfall amounts, heaviest amounts, 12 plus inches northern new england. northern new york state.
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we're back at 7:42. nasa is planning a very big homecoming celebration in houston as scott kelly prepares to return to earth late tonight. >> here's a guy who spent almost a full year on the international space station. a record for an american astronaut. nbc's tom costello covers nasa for us. good morning. >> good morning. scott kelly has turned over command of the space station to another astronaut after almost a year in space. he says he can't wait to jump into his pool back in houston. he's now spent more time in space than any other american astronaut. not just on this mission, but cumulatively. the question from nasa docs, what about the health effects? >> reporter: 340 days, 5,400 earth orbits, nearly 11,000 sunsets. for nearly a year, scott kelly has floated 250 miles above the earth. >> probably almost half the time
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and working on the computer, i've spent in basically a box the size of a phone booth. >> reporter: along the way, he's captured and tweeted breath-taking images of sunrising, massive weather systems, melting icecaps and a space suit selfie. he's also been the ideal test subject to evaluate the physical and emotional effects on long-duration space flight. because on the ground in tuscan is scott's twin brother mark, husband of gabby giffords. as a near genetic duplicate, researchers have been comparing scott to mark, critical if astronauts are ever going to mars. and twins will be twins. it was mark who sent a gorilla suit into space for scott to terrorize other astronauts. but the science is serious stuff. >> they had an opportunity
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my brother and i are the only individuals, only siblings, that have ever flown in space. the fact we're twins gave them this unique opportunity to do some pretty substantial science. >> cover of "time" magazine. >> reporter: at his home in houston weeks before his mission began last year, i asked scott what he'd miss most. >> are you going to miss tacos? are you going to miss pizza? watering the lawn? what will you miss? >> i think what most people miss, what i missed last time, are the people that are important in your life. the relationships you have with people on the ground. >> reporter: from space, he says, that's still true. >> there's certainly, you know, a loss of connection with folks on the ground that you care for and love and want to spend time with. >> reporter: still, after nearly 144 million miles, he says he's not climbing the walls. >> i could go another 100 days. i could go another year if i had to. >> reporter: no need.
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after 11 months in space, late tonight, scott kelly will finally be home. >> he'll get a very thorough medical exam. researchers say in the absence of gravity, bones become brittle, fluids move upwards and sometimes vision is affected, shifting toward farsightedness, something scott kelly said he's already experienced. when you add up his missions over the years, he'll have set the american record. 520 days in space. much. we all remember the images of the astronauts getting off a capsule after three weeks and they were wobbly. >> i wonder how he'll feel. he'll be like, what'd i miss? carson, what did he miss? here? hey, guys. this is social media, and scott kelly has been able to give us all a glimpse into what it's been like to be in space for a year. the sunrise pictures, all the cities lit up at night.
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we followed along with him as he celebrated holidays. this came from easter. here he is in the space station with a christmas tree. thanksgiving, his twin brother mark posted this. scott, gabby and i missed you at thanksgiving dinner. a big feast, rubbing it in. scott replied, not quite the same. over the months, we saw him take these wilted flowers and would send pictures of progress there. brought them back to life. beautiful shots there. scott's tweet as he prepared last night. earth, i'm coming for you tomorrow. good night from the space station. we look forward to a safe return for him tonight. >> big sacrifice, great service. carson, thank you. coming up, wow, chris jendkris jenner
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it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, too much stuff. >> wow. oh, my goodness. there is not much room to move. >> natalie takes us inside the home of a hoarder and explains why some people can't help themselves. plus, two big stars are about to light up studio 1a. tina fey stops by to talk about mixing politics and punch lines in her new take on war film. >> we need people to fill the void in afghanistan. you folks here are all the
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in the bureau. kim, are you going to be joining in? >> the travel or the crying? >> then we'll catch up with jenterjen ter jennifer lopez on vegas and her new show. today, tuesday, march 1st, 2016. >> nursing students on spring break. hi, mom! >> spring break from the university of florida. go gators! >> celebrating my retirement from the university of oklahoma. go sooners! >> i don't think we're in kansas anymore. >> celebrating our second anniversary from dallas, texas! >> hi, mom!
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>> morning, everybody. welcome back. what a crowd. that was carson giving a big "whoo." do it again. >> whoo. >> march 1st, everybody. >> favorite sound. >> i love that sound. >> all right. we've got a great crowd on the plaza. a lot coming up. coming up, march can be a great time to score deals if you know what to look for. we've got your buyer's guide for the entire month coming up. first, let's get a check of the morning's top stories. we have sheinelle in for natalie who is on assignment. >> donald trump and hillary clinton are looking to cement their front runner status with super tuesday voting in 12 states. today's biggest prize is texas. hallie jackson joins us from houston. >> donald trump is hitting a new high nationally. 40% in our new nbc/surveymonkey online poll. rubio in second and cruz in
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third there. you can see a live look at one location in roanoke, virginia. trump looks ready to dominate all the states except one, here in texas, where ted cruz leads and needs to win. he and rubio are teaming up to try to slow trump down. both of them pushing trump to reveal more about an off the record conversation he had with the "new york times" in which trump reportedly implied he might back off his tough immigration stance. trump saying everything is negotiable but building a border wall is not. he's on defense about his comments on the kkk and under fire after a secret service agent body slammed a reporter at a rally in virginia. all of this as hillary clinton takes aim. she's focusing more on trump than her own democratic rival bernie sanders, as he hopes to hang on on this super tuesday. clinton maintaining her lead in our new poll as we head into a big political day. >> never a dull moment. thank you. the state department
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8:09. a lot of people outside on a beautiful day in the northeast. great time to trend. >> love to trend. >> let's do it. >> have you ever been in a good mood? >> no. >> gone to work and then ran into the debbie downer and then you don't feel good, like you caught their bad attitude like a cold? it's not in your head. there is a scientific term. it's monday morning with matt >> yeah, yeah. >> just kidding. >> that is not nice. >> i know. i couldn't resist.
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>> you will see tuesday morning with matt lauer in a second. >> it's called emotional con contagion. it happens instantly. milliseconds. in fact, scientists say it's easier to catch their bad mood than cold or flu. the more expressive someone is, the more likely you are to notice that expression and mimic it. >> what's the other way? >> can the opposite happen? >> that's what i was thinking. actually, you put me in a good mood every day. >> that's very nice but not going to work. too late. but i will say also, sometimes if i'm in a really bad mood and someone is in an overly good mood, it makes you feel worse. >> that's true. >> i tend to do that to people. >> hey! >> how long does it take to fly from new york to los angeles. >> 5 hours, 48 minutes. >> you do it a lot. >> what if it lasts as long as a "star wars" movie, two and a half hours? it could be reality now that
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super sonic jet. partnering with lockheed martin to develop an aircraft that exceeds the speed of sound. costs $20 million in development over the next year or so. remember, the last super sonic jet retired back in 2003, grounded after complaints over sky-high costs and the loud takeoffs and landings. if they can create a jet without the boom, i wonder if people will -- >> did you fly on it? >> i did. >> how was it? >> quick. >> do you feel the speed? >> not really. you felt a little, like someone knocked the back of your chair, and then you're gone. you're going. >> it's kind of cramped. it had to be so it could go super sonic. >> i would never fly that. too cramped. >> you expect it. >> you'd leave london and get to new york before you left. >> didn't you say they also had a limbo picking you up?
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>> thanks for bringing that up. >> okay. moving from super sonic jets to cars that travel at 2 miles an hour. that's the speed of google's self-driving car. something unprecedented happened. there have been 17 accidents so it wasn't there but a crash happened on valentine's day in california. a lexus suv struck a slow-moving bus. no injuries. >> oooh-nno! >> the driver doesn't take responsibility because there's no driver. >> now kris jenner's thoughts on the o.j. simpson mini series and why steve martin doesn't want to be on the "tonight show" while he's on the "tonight show." kris jenner is played in the moviely selma blair.
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nicole brown simpson. on the ellen show, kris talks about the friendship. >> like we failed her as a friend. you go through this and sisdiscover things about somebody and it was horrible. >> did o.j. try to reach out to you at all? >> right after, yeah. he called me a few times. you know, wanted to talk and explain how he felt. it was very difficult because my ex-husband was on one side and, you know, i was kind of on the other. the kids were in the middle. >> kris has a lot more to say about the situation. you can see the interview today on "ellen." we'll move on to "the voice." yes! what an awesome premiere. >> what a great show. >> we told you about the former child star alporter. she got all four coaches to spin the chairs. we showed you her performance last week but didn't reveal the coach she went with.
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i'm going back someday >> who do you pick as your coach? >> i pick christina. >> christina was the last to turn around. >> listen, christina has a great, great team. she could be the first female coach winner. it's early but she had a good night. finally, steve martin was scheduled to be a guest on jimmy fallon's show but when they opened the curtain, steve wasn't anywhere to be found. backstage, steve explained why. >> i got no more material, i don't want to do this show i used up all my stories when i was in my 40s but now i'm 52 years old and i don't want to do this show now i must go out there and sit in the velvet chair
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ask him about his wife and kids and pretend i care i don't care no one cares no one cares >> eventually, steve did go out there, and he joined jimmy on stage to promote his new broadway musical, "bright star." great steve martin. what a great moment. today. >> thank you. mr. roker? >> it is super tuesday. there's a lot of voting going on. you look at the states all across the country. most are going to get by without a lot of problems. we start off in new england. all in all, not a bad one. clear skies, cloundsds on the increase. dry in massachusetts. tennessee and alabama, storms. most of the day, dry in the mid-atlantic states. here's the big problems. texas, oklahoma, arkansas, afternoon storms, clearing skies
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later in the day. in the plains, clear from business bismarck and st. paul. peeks of sun and a few snow showers across the southern >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. on this super tuesday, we turn to a major theme of the presidential campaign. anger. >> even in states where things are going pretty well, voters
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are still angry. why? tom brokaw has been looking into that for us. good to see you. >> good to see you, gang. the more i thought about it, the more i realized that this all began on one of the worst days in american history. >> reporter: this all started on 9/11 when america became a different country. a surprise attack that shattered our sense of security. >> america has been attacked, and it has been changed. >> reporter: the war against iraq went disastrously wrong. no weapons of mass destruction. the hussein army became part of isis, while american forces paid a heavy price. at home, banks and wall street grew america into a great recession, with a housing scam. now an oscar winning film "the big short." >> fraud never, ever worked. eventually, things go south. when the hell did we forget all that? >> reporter: wall street was
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bailed out, but the working and middle classes lost jobs and confidence in government. >> i'm doing everything i'm supposed to. just because they're not doing what they're supposed to do, it leaves me almost homeless. >> reporter: president obama promised change, but he initiated a blue state agenda. health care overhaul. same-sex marriage and met gop opposition. >> you lie! >> reporter: congressional republicans were not interested in negotiation or compromise. they had their own problems with the tea party. the rich, 1% of the country, got richer. while the working and middle class were stuck in neutral or reverse. the college kids ran up big debt. the war in the middle east escalated. young american warriors, less than 1% of the population, went back again and again. >> we have at least 20 victims. >> reporter: then terrorism came home.
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while in small towns and big cities, police race became a brew, things seemed to be broken. >> it needs fixing. that work is underway. what goes on beneath the dome and in the rest of washington, that will take longer, and it won't be solved with rhetoric alone. >> of course, one of the sad things about this campaign on both sides is that there is a deliberate attempt to stir the anger even more, so it begins to feed on itself. >> i love the perspective there, tom. we talk about that anger so much and have over the past six months. to go back and look at the roots of it is eye-opening. >> i really do -- i had to think about this, about 9/11 and what it did. i think it affect td country in a way we didn't appreciate at the time. it was the hyperpatriotism. instead of going together, we
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went in separate directions. how we get out of that, it's not going to happen in this campaign. >> all of that happening in relatively short period of time, as well. >> it did. and as matt said at the beginning, there are so many good stories in the country. so many states are doing well. new hampshire and iowa, under 3% unemployment. it's inexplicable. >> well done, tom. thank you very much. >> thank you. turn now to our special series, compelling compulsions. this morning we're taking a look at hoarding. questioning how common it is. natalie is out in los angeles with more on that. good morning. >> good morning, guys. savannah, you asked how common is it? the answer may shock you. up to 5% of the population suffers from this disorder. that is a hoarder in 1 out of every 20 households. left untreated, it can become very dangerous. not only for suffererers, but also for their families and communities. >> oh, my. wow.
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oh, my goodness. there is not much room to move. i don't want to step on this. wow. >> watch your footing. >> reporter: this was my first time visiting the home of a hoarder. >> she sleeps in this little area right here? that's it? >> little three-foot space, maybe. >> not a lot of cooking happening here. >> no way. >> reporter: it was hard to believe someone could even live in this situation. >> can you imagine living not only in this space, but being a neighbor, or living under it? there's a lot of health and side effects that come with this. >> yes. >> other than just for the people living here. >> reporter: cory is a hoarder expert. his business has specialized in cleaning hoarder households for the last 20 years. he was hired by these homeowners, an elderly mother and her son, to help change their lives. >> how does someone get to this point? >> there's always a trigger with hoarding, and it seems like post trauma, death, divorce, as simple as children moving away
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they're truly filling voids. >> how do you know when you're somebody who likes to collect things to, i have a problem? >> the easier way we define it is when you lose functionality. there's a lot of collectors. people collect all types of things. when you lose functionality of rooms, can't sleep in your bed, can't cook at your kitchen, can't sit on the dining room table, we've lost functionality. >> you were a paramedic. that's how you initially got into this? >> having to come into homes like this to get people out or, as a firefighter, too, coming in and trying to put a fire out and trying to find someone. seeing people burn up in these homes is very common and it's sad and tragic. it's such a small place. they think they can get out. >> reporter: the homeowners gave us permission to be there, but wish to remain anonymous. they're hope is to let other hoarders know, they're not alone. judy knows this firsthand. her sparseless furnished
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apartment is that way intention gnatly. ally. she wrote a memory, "white walls." >> what was it like for you glow growing up in the home of a hoarder? >> i felt i was drowning in her disorder. growing up with my mother's piles of stuff, i felt locked from her, physically, but also emotionally, too. when i was very young, i have memories of, you know, i had a nightmare. it was actually hard to get to her in the night because there was so much stuff on her bed with her. >> reporter: judy's mother was a polish refugee, the daughter of a holocaust survivor. >> i do think that some of her hoarding, at least, has been in a desire to create a nest for herself, some safety. hanging on to whatever is there. >> reporter: judy brought us to montreal to meet her mom, who bravely allowed us into her home, where she clearly still
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suffers from the disorder. >> i do not know. rationally, it doesn't make any sense. you know, this place is full of junk. i know that. but from a need to control to give a reason for having spent the money, i cannot control it. >> where is the control? >> it's elusive. it's not there. there is a great fear that people will despise me and i'll be left with nothing and no family. i don't know how to respond to that. >> reporter: judy's mother tried to get help but to no avail. it's evident her pain and shame run deep. >> maybe i can make up for the shame i've caused you all these years.
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i'm so sorry. >> as you see, it's just heartbreaking. in 2013, hoarding became a recognized psychiatric diagnosis. now people can get counseling and therapies for it, and they can also seek insurance coverage. judy's mom did not want us to use her name but we want to thank her for being so brave to allow us in with our family rahs s -- cameras and see how this is affecting her. >> i think a lot of people will relate to that. it took a lot of courage from her. >> appreciate it. we have more information on hoarding at today.com. tomorrow in our series, we'll tell you about a young man who is so obsessed with counting calories, he lost half of his body weight. that is tomorrow on "today". we'll turn the page. coming up, we have jennifer lopez and tina fey, both live in our studio.
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we're back now. 8:30 on this tuesday morning. super tuesday 2016. new york state is one of the states voting today, get out and do your constitutional, civic duty. >> coming up, you want stars? we have stars. tina fey is here, going to war in her new movie. we'll talk to her about that. she was at the oscars the other night.
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we'll hear about her night coming up. >> and jenny is on our block. jennifer lopez, that is. she's made her way to studio 1a. we have a lot to talk about. her nbc show, "the end of idol, las vegas, we'll cover it all. >> looking beautiful all the time. tina and jennifer, incredible. first, it is super tuesday. if you want to latest on the presidential race any time, nbc news has a new app, it's a tool that'll give you complete candidate information. the headlines and poll data, political trivia. add the nbc skill in your alexa app, and search away. we want to hear your birthday ideas. sign up at today.com/parenting team. i did mine last week. mr. roker?
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>> and that is your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. from "snl" to 30 rock, laugh out loud movies and award shows, tina fey charmed all kinds of audiences. in "whiskey tango foxtrot," she plays a journalist adjusting to life in afghanistan with help from a fellow reporter. >> you're like, what, six or seven in new york? >> yeah. >> you were nine, borderline ten. >> what are you here, like a 15? >> yeah. >> huh. >> tina fey, good morning. >> morning. >> i love that scene. >> nothing like a hotness scale. >> you're better over here because there's no women here. >> we learn in the movie, there's cute and then there is kabul cute. >> you're a 4 at home, ship out, you're a 10 and go home, you're a 4.
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tv news but in a life rut and decides, i'll go to afghanistan. >> yeah. it's a time when there was a shortage of journalists when the war in afghanistan was being outshadowed by the war in iraq. they were like, anyone who wants to go with go. this woman thinks she's going for three months and stays for three years and kind of changes her life in the process. >> this is based on a true story. there's a book by a chicago tribune reporter, kim barker. the "new york times" review of the book says she depicts herself as a tina fey character who finds herself addicted to the adrenaline rush of war. was that a light bulb, like, i know who could play tina fey? >> it is embarrassing to say that's how i became aware of the book. then i read it afterwards and it was funny, smart and well-written. i was like, we should make this a movie. >> it's cute. what does that mean, tina fey character? >> like a slob. eats poorly and doesn't comb her hair, i think.
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you're shooting guns, hanging out with soldiers. did you like that? >> i did. i got to fly in a helicopter. flew in a huey with no, you know, doors on the side. it was really cool and exciting. i fired an ak-47, which a lot of guy friends of mine was like, was that awesome? i was like, it's fine. >> i thought you caught the bug and you'd be in terminateor 4 or something like that. >> yeah. >> it's a war movie, funny but it's not a ha ha movie. >> it's a human story about people getting addicted to the adrenaline lifestyle. the journalists get there and work in intense environments all day and cut loose and party all night. it becomes a dangerous lifestyle. >> i love the title, by the way. "whiskey tango foxtrot." >> military speak for wtf. we'll stop the translation there. >> like the oscars, a scroll can
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come across, what it means. that describes the atmosphere there. >> yeah. insane, chaotic atmosphere that people cope with. >> did you have fun at the oscars? >> as much fun as you can have being, like, up high and -- >> that's what i was going to is squ. ask. first of all, there was a nice article about your outfit. it said, tina fey literally slayed. i was like, is that what you were going for, literal slaying? >> i'm going for it every minute and always failing. >> am i slaying now? am i slaying from this angle? but is it fun or is it like a suck in your gut night? >> it's both. it is fun. to get literally with people stepping on a suitcase, get me yeah. >> we always run into each other in the gym on golden globes morning. i'm getting the doughnuts and you're in your cute outfit.
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>> actually, that was natalie's story and i stole it. let's talk about the political season. >> okay. >> do you have a special phone that's like red and it's lauren michaels saying, i need you to come in. we have palin in the news again? >> it's a regular phone. when i saw the endorsement happening, i texted them and said, i will be around if you need me. it was the weekend of the blizzard. >> that's right. >> hammond, who we live across from each other in new york, we had to break the law to come down in the blizzard. >> in service to your country. >> yeah. then go home. >> it'sthe jacket sold out. >> they're the most talented people. richards built that bead by bead. >> in a blizzard. >> i don't know where they got the beads. >> super tuesday, are you going to watch the results tonight? >> well, we have the premiere of the movie tonight, but it's
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thank you for caring. don't go to the premiere. we're on lester. me and chuck. he has his telestrator. >> exactly. >> does it make you miss the update desk? >> it's a weird, ugly election this year. it's a tricky one. i don't envy them. >> a lot of material. >> yeah. >> thank you so much. love the movie. "whiskey tango foxtrot" opens in theaters nationwide on friday.
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star and executive producer in "shades of blue." >> i'm not holding a man hostage. >> this doesn't feel right, but the best thing to do to help him is get him talking. >> he'll talk when he feels safe. >> where is safe? these people kidnapped him. you don't think they'll pay him another visit? if he's a dead end, we blew our only lead and your cover. harlee, listen, i'm not going to leave you alone for a second. i don't want anything to happen, okay? >> we're very happy to say that "shades of blue" was picked up for a second season on nbc. >> it was. >> jennifer, congratulations. >> thank you. >> executive producer and actor. >> yes. >> what was the mood like on the set when the word came down that it was up for season two? >> everybody was thrilled. everybody is so happy. we have a great cast, you know, with ray and all the actors on the show. great crew behind the scenes, as well. we're excited.
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the show yet, harlee is not your typical cop. she's a bit of a bad girl who got caught with her hand in the cookie jar. >> she gets in trouble. >> yet, she's still a cop. >> yeah, she's a cop. listen, she's human first, you know what i mean? i think that's what the piece is about. the piece is about humanity. it's about, you know, human nature. how we can -- it's easy to slide down the slippery slope when you just, you know -- even with great intentions, trying to do the right thing. trying to do the right thing. >> people confronted with a choice in an instant, do they make the right choice or the wrong choice? >> they think they are. that's the crazy part. even if you know, this is pushing the lines of what is morally right or ethically right, it's still, you know, you'll make the choice if it means survival or saving your family or anything like that. >> i was reading all you have going on right now last night when i was thinking about doing
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>> this is why i'm sleepy. >> are you the person, generally speaking, not to put you on the couch here -- >> go ahead. >> do you fear if you slow down, the world will pass you by? >> there is a little bit of fomo, fear of missing out. i had that when i was little. do you remember moments like this when you were lying in bed and you heard the grown-ups in the next room and you wanted to be out there? you're like, what are they doing? is there a party going on? can i -- >> now you're one of the grown-ups worrying about what the people in the other room are saying. >> i love my work. i really do. i enjoy it. it fulfills me. it really is something that -- i just love creating. all of it. i did take on a lot last year, probably more than i should have. >> a lot of irons in the fire. >> but it was great opportunities that i couldn't say no to. >> and it seems when one of the irons cools, the other heats up. here, we have second season of
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"shades of blue" at the same time "american idol" is coming to an end. >> yes. >> i've watched you on that show over the years and i think it changed you as a person. is that too much of a stretch? >> i don't think it changed me as a person as much as it let people know who i really was. >> because you were able to share things? >> because it was the first time, you know, you wouldn't see me in a movie, playing a role, doing the j.lo, you know, music thing. where i'm singing and playing that type of -- not playing that character but being that person. but actually showing me as a human being. the person who, you know, loves music and is very emotional. you never got to see that before. i always felt like people were getting that from me but i realized they hadn't. they saw me speak for myself and be myself on a show. >> you talk about somebody who loves music. you've got a show out in las vegas that you even said to me is hard. >> it is. >> you created a show that is really hard to do. sometimes you must think, why didn't i just put a microphone
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>> i could just stand here and sing. i could be on a stool right now. i created it thinking, okay, this section will be like this. it'll be really high energy. this section will be this. when i did them back to back and realized i had seven or eight sections and they were all really high energy, i was like, what the heck am i doing? you know what? it's a crazy, energetic show and people are appreciating it and it warms my heart and makes me happy. >> lastly, where do you hide the machine? >> what machine? >> the time machine. seriously, every time you come here, especially the women on the staff say, how is it possible she looks better today than perhaps 10, 15 years ago? >> i guess i've grown into myself a little bit. you know what i mean? 20s, 30s, you're figuring yourself out a little bit. now, i kind of feel comfortable with who i am. >> i want one hour with the time machine, whatever you have. i want one hour with it. >> thank you. >> you look great. >> you're sweet. thank you. >> congratulations.
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>> you can catch "shades of blue" thursday night, 10:00/9:00 central on nbc. jennifer will be back with kathie lee and hoda. if you have a question for her, and it's particularly nice, go to their facebook page or tweet us using the #j.lo today. up next, scoring deals. five things you should look to buy in march. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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