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us. >> we wrap it up. a live look for you this morning in san francisco. a beautiful way to start the friday. if you can, get out and enjoy it. have a safe weekend. we'll see you monday morning. the "today" show is next. good morning. breaking overnight, the u.s. launches air strikes in syria, retaliation for the killing of an american contractor earlier this month. the first known military action of president biden's term. who was targeted, and was it successful? we're live with the very latest. another shot. the fda could approve new johnson & johnson vaccine as early as today, as we get a rare look inside the facility where there is an urgent push to ramp up production. >> you've been running 24/7, right? >> we are. we have been for a while.
an interview with the ceo of walmart, with an ambitious plan to reach every corner of the country. >> we have a team of people in a lot of places in the country where there may not be other options for them to get a vaccine. on the move. tiger woods transferred to a different california hospital overnight. for the first time, a first person account of what it took to free him from that mangled suv. >> he was still entangled. he could not get himself out on his own. >> just ahead, the car's black box, and what it could reveal about what caused the crash. manhunt. police chasing down leads to find the men behind this galling attack. [ screaming ] lady gaga's dog walker, the victim of a vicious ambush, shot in the chest. two of her beloved pets stolen. this morning, what she's saying, and the $500,000 reward she's
offering. those stories, plus, spilling the tea. >> it was never -- it was never walking away. it was stepping back rather than stepping down. >> prince harry's most candid interview yet about what led to his breakup with buckingham palace. >> i did what any husband and father would do. i need to get my family out of here, but we never walked away. >> the revealing new comments, and a little facetime with meghan today, friday, february 26th, 2021. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hi, everybody. good morning. welcome to "today." we made it. it's friday. glad to have you with us. >> glad you're here. let's start with our top story, those u.s. air strikes in syria, targeting several buildings near the iraqi border in syria. this in response to a rocket attack that killed an american in iraq. we have got two reports. we start with international correspondent keir simmons. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you.
this morning, varying reports of fatalities. iran's state broadcaster saying 17, quote, resistance fighters were killed. meanwhile, a monitoring group saying the fatalities are 22, and the trucks carrying weapons were destroyed. in retaliation for a series of recent rocket attacks in iraq, including one last week which killed a u.s. contractor and wounded six, including an american service member. the air strikes on syria's border with iraq targeted facilities by the iranian-backed militia responsible, according to president biden's new secretary of defense. >> we know what we did. we're confident that target was being used by the same shia militia that conducted the strikes. >> reporter: it's president biden's first known military action since taking office. the air strikes were ordered by the president in the morning and carried out by the evening.
the militia targeted including kata'ib. hezbollah, the u.s. says. the group, calling itself the guardians of blood brigade, had claimed responsibility for last week's attack. days later, another attack in iraq's green zone appeared to target the u.s. embassy in baghdad. iran has denied any links to the group, but the air strikes could complicate the biden administration's efforts to return to a nuclear deal with iran. >> we encouraged the iraqis to investigate and develop intelligence, and that was helpful to us in refining the target. >> reporter: it is a proportionate response, the pentagon says, sending an unambiguous message. president biden will act to protect american personnel. and delicate diplomacy will have been involved. a limited strike inside syria to avoid a backlash from iraq, while sending a message to iran. russia says it was given several
minutes of warning, savannah. >> keir, thank you. we want to bring in chief white house correspondent kristen welker. what more do you know about the thinking and the strategy behind these strikes? >> reporter: savannah, i spoke with a senior administration official overnight who said the administration wanted to send a strong message to iran. attacks like those last week against american assets will not be tolerated, as keir said. this official also stressed, this was proportionate and targeted, which basically means it was aimed at avoiding escalation. now, the biden administration, based on my conversations, tried to show it can do multiple things at once, both engage in diplomacy over the iran nuclear talks, again, they want to restart the talks, while also showing strength. when i pressed this official over whether there were more attacks were planned, this person said, look, that'd be dependent on circumstances in the region, potential response. not going to delve into strategy, but that for now, they're not tracking imminent action in the near term, savannah. >> you mentioned this dicey moment in the talks over the iran nuclear deal.
this has to complicate that. >> reporter: that's definitely a concern, savannah. no doubt about that. the u.s. recently said it was open to restarting the talks with iran over its nuclear program. of course, that process is already incredibly fragile, as we've been reporting on for days. iran hasn't agreed to restart talks. you have a number of lynn lawmakers who are saying they're opposed to trying to reenter the iran nuclear deal. for context, to remind everyone, former president trump pulled the u.s. out of the nuclear deal, saying it wasn't tough enough. since then, iran resumed its enrichment of uranium. for his part, president biden plans to travel to texas today to focus on his domestic policy, to visit the state after frigid temperatures left millions without power and clean water. the trip, of course, is also a chance for reporters to ask him about all of this, savannah. >> kristen welker at the white house, thank you. meantime, there is a big day ahead in the fight against the coronavirus and the effort to vaccinate more americans.
today, the fda's advisory panel formally reviews and votes on whether to approve johnson & johnson's single dose vaccine for emergency use, potentially giving the country a third option. tom costello joins us from baltimore, at a facility where the vaccine is actually being manufactured. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning to you. we are at emergent biosolutions. behind me, these folks have been working and are working right now on the critical elements of the vaccine. it then comes out of here in frozen form. goes to a facility where it's added to the vials in liquid form and it's shipped out. the folks are waiting for the looming and eminent fda's decision. workers are preparing the ingredients for another covid-19 vaccine, the third. this one for johnson & johnson. facing formal evaluation today from the fda's independent outside advisory panel on whether to approve the vaccine
for emergency use. once approved, j&j hopes to ship millions of doses within days. you guys are running 24/7, right? >> we are and have been for a while. >> reporter: sean kirk is in charge of manufacturing and technical operations at emergent biosolutions, which partners with manufacturing facilities to fill vaccine vials on a massive scale. his team has been working sense last summer to ramp up production. >> we purify out the viral vectors, which are the active part of the vaccine. we freeze it down, ship it out of here, and it's filled into the viles that patients are accustom to receiving or seeing when they get a vaccine shot. >> reporter: at the white house thursday, president biden marked 50 million vaccines administered since he took office. halfway to his goal of 100 million doses in the first 100 days. still cautioning, people must remain vigilant. >> this is not a victory lap. everything is not fixed. we have a long way to go. that day, when everything is back to normal, depends on us. >> reporter: as the biden
administration works to expand availability in more underserved communities -- >> i got moderna, which you're getting. i got my second one. it will feel, when you get the shot, the same way the first one felt. >> reporter: vice president harris was at a pharmacy in southeast d.c., now administering doses. >> good to go. >> reporter: in east boston, national guard troops are on the front lines. 45 minutes south in brompton, massachusetts, cameron received his second shot, thanks to a mobile health unit that came to the senior complex where he lives. >> once they told us it was here, that made a world of difference. >> reporter: back here at emergent biosolutions in baltimore, hope that their months of hard work is about to pay off. >> we're going to get more doses out, and we're going to play our role in fighting this pandemic. >> reporter: so back here in the lab, they also are working on the astrazeneca vaccine. as you know, it's been approved in the uk and in europe. they are preparing for it to be approved here in the u.s., already making the vaccine here, sending it to fill centers, and
preparing for that to be distributed once the fda approves it. hoda? >> back to the pfizer vaccine a second. the thing about that one, it had to be kept in a deep freeze for it to keep and do well. now, the fda is saying that's actually not the case? >> reporter: yeah. the fda is now telling pfizer, you don't have to keep it at negative 80 degrees fahrenheit, which was a challenge for rural parts of the country that don't have those types of freezers. now, the fda says you can keep it in a regular fridge or freezer, i should say, for two weeks, and it will remain viable. that's a big benefit for those parts of the country that don't have access to those deep, arctic cold freezers. >> tom, thank you. we'll have a lot more on the vaccine push in our next half hour, including an exclusive interview with walmart's ceo. also today, the biden administration's nearly $2 trillion covid relief package faces its first full house vote. in a blow to the democrats, the
bill's proposed minimum wage increase will not be included in the package. nbc's capitol hill correspondent kasie hunt joins us. walk us through what happened with the minimum wage piece of it. >> of course. good morning, savannah. raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour, it was one of president biden's key campaign promises. but he's not going to be able to deliver on that promise quite yet, and it comes after a senate official ruled that raising the minimum wage can't be part of this massive covid relief package that congress is debating right now. the senate parliamentarian says it doesn't meet the complex requirements that would allow democrats to raise the wage without republican support. getting this done has been a huge priority for progressive democrats. they argue it'd lift so many people out of poverty. but this decision means that it's much less likely the minimum wage will go up any time soon. that's because democrats only control 50 seats in the senate, and now they'd need 60 votes to do it.
many republicans are opposed to it. they point to a cbo report that says raising the wage to $15 could cost 1.4 million jobs, savannah. >> so that's the minimum wage piece of the package. there's still the larger covid relief bill, including district payments to people. what's the status of that? >> they're racing to get this done by march 14th. that, of course, is this critical date when unemployment insurance benefits will expire for so many people. it's a really tough deadline on their calendars. now, the house is going to pass their version of this bill today. that's the first step. that is going to include the minimum wage increase. but, of course, it's then got to go to the senate, where we're going to have more back and forth. again, they're trying to get this all wrapped up early next month, savannah. >> kasie, you'll be on it on the hill. thank you very much. appreciate it. now, we're going to move to the latest on tiger woods' crash and his recovery. craig just back from california with the latest details on this. good morning.
good morning to you, as well. was moved to a different hospital in los angeles. he'll continue his treatment there. this morning, we're hearing directly from the first responders who actually rescued woods from that wrecked suv. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is at cedars-sinai medical center for us. good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning. tiger woods is now being treated here at cedars-sinai hospital. he is moved here after investigators say they he had a horrific crash, they were able to pull him from that wreckage in what's described as an unbelievable scene. >> looks like a very violent accident. >> reporter: when rescue teams reached the devastating wreck, every minute mattered. >> we all knew he was in pain. we had multiple people in there talking to him, saying, "hey, tiger, it's going to be okay."r captain jean barrett was one of the first on scene. her job, coordinating the rescue of the legendary golfer. the mission took her team of ten
12 minutes. the force of the crash so intense, it pushed the engine and steering wheel into the driver's seat, pinning woods. his legs trapped in the mangled metal. >> he was able to have wiggled his legs out from under the steering wheel, but he was still entangled. he could not get himself out on his own. >> reporter: barrett's crew used this ax to pry open the windshield and peel it back. >> you can actually see where it was in contact with the glass. >> reporter: remarkably, woods, whose shattered right leg is now held together by a rod, screws, and pins, was able to assist. >> he wanted out. he was actually moving his arms, and he was helping us get him out. >> reporter: even with those broken legs? >> yes. >> reporter: he was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. doctors even having to cut open his leg to relieve pressure from swelling, which could point to a condition called compartment syndrome. if not treated quickly, the ailment may cause permanent nerve damage and can even lead
to amputation. >> at this point, he probably still has a fair amount of swelling in his leg. the incision that was used for the compartment syndrome has probably not been closed yet. >> reporter: woods is now being treated at cedars-sinai, as investigators, who say the golfer has no recollection of the accident, turned their attention to the suv's black box, which is expected to provide a critical snapshot of velocity, braking, lane drifting, and eye movement. it could help determine if woods was speeding or distracted seconds before impact. the suv that tiger woods was driving also has infrared system that may have been tracking his eyes. that could provide vital clues into the crash but the good news here, tiger woods is being is, in fact, going well we are told. back to you in nweather and a l
something special is cooking in al roker's pot. >> not your typical weather forecast. he is doing it on the go. al is encouraging everybody to take a walk today. hey, al. >> morning. >> what's up, buddy? >> that's right. i know a number of you told me to take a hike, but this time, i'm going to take a walk. before we get to that, let's get to your weather. take a look and show you what's going on out there right now. we are looking at some more wet weather, southern storms through the gulf and into the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys. these systems continue to develop today. wintry mix moves into the appalachians. storms from texas to birmingham, alabama. then as we move into tomorrow, occasional rain moves into the northeast with light snow. northern new england. second system develops along the stationary front. that'll bring more rain into sunday, with localized flash flooding possible. when you take a look at the rainfall amounts, you add to all
the melted snow that's already happened. now, you're talking, through monday, anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain from eastern texas all the way into interior sections of pennsylvania. interior sections of pennsylvania on into new england, we could see heavier snow, 4 to 8 inches. lighter amounts as you get closer to the coast. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. seen and heard in reverse] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ sfx: [sounds of fedex planes and vehicles engines] ♪♪ sfx: [sounds of children laughing and running, life moving forward] >> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall.
we take a live look outside in san jose. beautiful sunshine. but a chilly start to our friday morning. it's going to warm up in quite a bit, as we go into the afternoon, going into the low 60s. i think the warmest time of the day will be about 2:00 to 3:00. and then, cooling down quickly, with a mostly clear sky. as we go through the forecast, we're basically seeing our weather pattern on repeat. it will be much more windy, especially tomorrow afternoon. >> that's your latest weather. guys, we're going to show you the value of walking, especially when it's chilly sometimes, that's even better. you get more benefits. we are going to be taking a walk today. >> is that central park behind you, babe? >> it is central park. we are walking the park on our way. we have some special guests along the way. >> all right. >> nice. >> get cracking. we have to see you at the end of the show al, we'll be tracking your every also, new this morning, prince harry opening up like never before about leaving royal
life behind. >> and it was destroying my mental health. >> really? >> i was like, this is toxic >> what he is now sharing about his decision, and his message for the rest of the royal family. also ahead, our exclusive interview with the ceo of walmart on the vital role the world's largest retailer can play in the vaccination push what the company created to make it easier for millions to sign up for shots orst, this is "today"
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good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. we expect the house will pass the stimulus bill today. it's a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill that has more money for local government, more vaccinations and checks to american families. let's take a look at the forecast. meteorologist kari hall, it's a cool start to our morning. >> yeah, it's cool this morning. but it's going to be nice later today. look at the high temperatures. reaching into the upper 60s for inland valleys, with mostly 50s and 60s near the coastline. as we check out our inland temperatures for the next seven days, really no major changes here. we will see those winds picking up tomorrow. that might make it feel cooler. and some more chilly mornings. then, some nice weather going into the afternoon. we will be watching out for a chance of rain towards the end of next week. but until then, it's still dry for the next several days.
♪ i would walk 500 miles ♪ 7:30 that's central park. that's al roker. he is making his way to us he is taking a walk. it's a journey if you want to improve your body, mind, there is nothing better than a stroll al is getting steps in early, saying hey can you imagine if you're in the park, is that roker? you're on live tv. >> he's not just doing this for tv this is roker's walking route, central park. >> if he's not walking, he's on his bike he is doing one or the other. >> if he's not walking, it'll be on his bike, listening -- oh, now he's dancing.
>> of course. >> we'll check in with al in a few. he has guests along the way. we'll see who he runs into. here are the headlines at 7:30 u.s. capitol police planning to maintain enhanced security around the capitol building until after president biden's first official address to congress capitol police official told house lawmakers yesterday that extremists may be planning yet another attack >> we know that members of the militia groups that were present on january 6th have stated their desires, that they want to blow up the capitol and kill as many members as possible. >> those comments came during a virtual hearing looking at failures surrounding the deadly january 6th siege. police officials stressing the need for enhanced security, including national guard troops around the capitol building. the house passed the equality act yesterday, a landmark bill for lgbtq rights, that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
the vote was largely along party lines with just three republicans supporting the bill. the legislation, though, does face an uphill climb in the senate opponents say the bill would infringe on first amendment rights, especially free speech and religious liberty. some incredible, new images of the red planet this morning courtesy of the mars rover perseverance check it out nasa hosting a virtual tour on thursday with 19 cameras on board. the rover provides high-definition panoramic views of mars. among the highlights, our very first look at jezero crater, the sight of a nearly 4 billion-year-old dry lake bed. that's where the rover will be searching for signs of life over the next two years. >> pretty. prince harry is making headlines this morning with a rare and revealing interview with late night host, james corden. >> harry speaking about the decision to step away from royal life and his family's move to california
sheinelle has the details. good morning. >> good morning. prince harry was candid with corden, as they toured the sights of los angeles on a double-decker bus. the interview coming out after the palace formally announced harry and meghan would be stepping away from royal duties permanently. >> reporter: prince harry getting real with james corden in a candid interview, speaking on fatherhood and his bombshell decision to turn away from the royal family >> it's such a monumental decision to have walked away from the royal family why did you feel that that was necessary and the right thing to do for you and your family >> it was never -- it was never walking away it was stepping back, rather than stepping down. >> reporter: the duke of sussex calling the british tabloids toxic. >> it was destroying my mental health i did what any husband and father would do, i need to get my family out of here. >> reporter: prince harry doubling down on his commitment to public service, regardless of official title.
>> as far as i'm concerned, whatever decisions are made on that side, i will never walk away i will always be contributing. my life is public service. >> reporter: the conversation also painting a picture of the sussexes' life in santa barbara with son, archie. >> how are you finding fatherhood >> my son is now just over a year and a half. he is hysterical. >> what was his first word >> crocodile >> reporter: and revealed the queen gave her great grandson a special christmas present. >> my grandmother asked us what archie wanted for christmas. meg said, a waffle maker she sent us a waffle maker for archie breakfast now, meg makes up a beautiful, like, organic mix in the waffle maker flip it. out it comes he loves it. >> reporter: the 17-minute video featuring corden and prince harry tour around l.a. in a double-decker bus. >> first time i've been on a double-decker bus.
>> is it really? >> not really allowed to. >> reporter: seeing sites like the "fresh prince of bel air" home. >> do you remember the story ♪ this is a story all about how my life got flipped ♪ ♪ turned upside down ♪ ♪ now take a minute and sit right there ♪ ♪ tell you how i became the prince of a town called bel air ♪ >> how cool would it be, i'm a prince and live in the house of the fresh prince. >> reporter: getting a surprised facetime with meghan markle. >> haz, i didn't know we were calling you that. >> you're not my wife. >> reporter: prince harry giving the world a rare look at life beyond buckingham palace >> that was just a slice harry and meghan are, as we talked about, expected to share a deeper look at their post royal life in an exclusive sit-down with oprah. it seems like he just feels this was the best move for his family >> they shared a lot in that interview. >> they did. >> revealing.
>> something else that stood out, i think, sheinelle, haz, harry explaining how his grandfather does zoom calls. take a look at that. >> my grandfather, instead of pressing "leave meeting," he just goes -- like, bye, bye. phew i'm like, okay, bye. >> it works the same, right? close it or unplug it, that's what they do. >> just like us. >> i like it. >> just like us. >> a lot of information though with that one. >> haz that's what i took away. >> spilled the tea, as they say. >> sheinelle, thank you. coming up next, our exclusive interview with the ceo of walmart >> you'll certainly want to hear how the company hopes to make it easier for americans everywhere to get their covid vaccine that's right after this.
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live within a quick drive of a the company now could end up playing a key role in making sure covid vaccines reach all americans. >> nbc's stephanie gosk spoke exclusively to the company's ceo. steph, good morning. >> reporter: hey, hoda good morning you're absolutely right, craig 90% of americans live within 10 miles of a walmart, according to the company. many of those stores have pharmacies capable of giving out the covid vaccine. some have started, but according to ceo john furner, they're ready to do a lot more 13 million that's how many people walmart is capable of vaccinating a month, according to u.s. president and ceo john furner. the nation's largest retailer isn't quite there yet, but they are ramping up you are in 35 states, over 1,400 stores are you getting the supply that you need to operate in all those places >> the supply is getting better. i think we can do up to 13
million doses a month. we've already given about 500,000 just in the last few weeks. we think we can get to a really big number. >> reporter: you've said that you're focusing on underserviced areas. what does that mean? how do you select those areas? >> in 5,000 communities with a facility of some type, so our team, along with the cdc, they've been looking at all sorts of data. we have a supply chain and a team of people who are in a lot of places in the country where there may not be other options for them to get a vaccine. we can play an important role for communities that may not have an easy path to find someone that can help them get a vaccine administered. >> reporter: for a lot of people, john, trying to get an appointment for a vaccine has been a nightmare, to say the least. how can you keep walmart from being another place on the list where there are supposed to be appointments but no one can seem to get them? >> yeah, great question. i'm really proud of our -- we have a product management and
technology team. they've been working around the clock for weeks to get a scheduling system built, put together, and they did this in a way that's really user friendly. so you can sign up at walmart.com or go in the app, provided you're eligible if there is supply and we've got the ability to get you the shot, we'll get it set up and do that. >> reporter: is walmart doing anything to address some of the doubts or questions that people might have still about this vaccine, to convince them to take part in the program >> we've been educating our own associates and using media channels to explain the benefits of vaccines. we also think that it is important that you know that friends or family or peers or others that have gotten the vaccine are open about it. my intention is to get the vaccine when it's my turn. it is not my turn yet. when it is my turn, i intend to do so. >> reporter: how about among your employees, are they getting vaccinated they're on the front lines as much as anyone else these days >> we hope they do we're encouraging them to do that
there will be, i'm sure, people that will decide to do this, and may be some that decide not to hopefully, we can get them the right information so they decide it's the right thing to do but we are leaving it, of course, to our associates to make their own decisions >> reporter: walmart says as the vaccine supply grows, they hope to expand vaccination sites to all 50 sites the company's success, furner says, will rest on the strong relationship between pharmacists and the customers they serve. >> many of us know our pharmacist by name, we ask for advice, and they love doing that that's what they went to school for, the reason they got into this, to make a difference and health outcomes for people across their lives. >> reporter: walmart wants to expand beyond the stores, as well they want to reach out into th community and have vaccination efforts in places like churches and community centers, to expand their reach as far as possible hoda >> good ideas. steph, thank you don't forget about a great resource we have everything you need to know about where and when you can get
your shot, planyourvaccine.com. our guy, mr. roker, walking to work on this friday morning looks like he's made some progress there still in central park though, right? >> that's right. we're taking our time. i like to walk a little more briskly, but in deference to our camera folks, who are walking backwards, i don't want anybody falling over we'll talk about that in a minute we are talking about walking in the cold february has been a brutal month. let's say farewell to february in this sense. as we go to the maps and show you, february, the temperatures this month averaged anywhere from 1 to 15 degrees below average for a big chunk of the country. talking about 6,000 cold records broken i mean, february 4th, i believe it was, or february 15th, it was the fourth coldest day in u.s. history. we even had measurable snowfall for 47 of the lower 48 states. it was a miserable month seattle, february 12th to 13th, largest two-day snowstorm in 50
years. you head on down to houston, coldest windchill since 1990 at minus 1. then you go up to chicago. they've had 12 inches or more of snow cover for 17 straight days. new york, the eighth snowiest february on record with 26 inches of snow you know what? it is winter it is a good time to walk. we'll talk about that. first, that's what's going on good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have nice weather for getting outside. in fact, we don't see many changes here except for the winds picking up for tomorrow. the high winds for tomorrow into sunday. and then, we look at the rest of the forecast, with our temperatures continuing to reach into the mid 60s. hopefully we'll get some rain in here by the end of next week. meantime, san francisco, also enjoying some sunshine, mild weather. gusty winds tomorrow and slightly cooler on monday.
>> the lake is frozen, but the good news is, you go fishing here, you get frozen fish sticks. guys? >> oh, geez. >> all right, al. keep working it out, my friend. we'll check in with you again shortly. when we come back on this friday morning, the manhunt for the armed men who shot lady gaga's dog walker in the chest several times and stole her beloved pets. >> we'll have the latest on the investigation and the $500,000 reward being offered by the star, right after this. being o star, ght after this.ri don't settle for products that give you a sort of white smile. try new crest whitening emulsions. for 100% whiter teeth. its highly active peroxide droplets. swipe on in seconds. and stays on 10x longer. to continue whitening long after you apply. with virtually no sensitivity. no rinsing, no brushing off. just apply and go. try new crest whitening emulsions better. faster. 100% whiter teeth. shop crestwhitesmile.com
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we're back. carson joins us. we've got more now on that stunning crime, and it was caught on camera. it happened in los angeles. >> absolutely shocking. it is making worldwide headlines. lady gaga's dog walker ambushed. two of her dogs stolen. investigators and joins us this morning with the story. hey, steve. >> reporter: craig, good morning. detectives with the lapd say they're actively pursuing leads in the search for the attackers, but so far have not id any suspects. part of their investigation will likely focus on a doorbell video obtained by tmz that captures part of the shooting. we want to warn you right away, the video is graphic, and some might find it disturbing. [ screaming ] >> reporter: seconds of pure terror captured on a hollywood home's doorbell camera. the video obtained by tmz, shows the moment lady gaga's dog walker was assaulted, shot, and robbed of two of the superstar's three french bulldogs.
the confrontation pierced by a gunshot and pleas for help. tmz freezing the video. during the moment of impact. >> i've been shot! >> reporter: the man, trying to fend off two suspects before they sped away in this white vehicle. following the shooting and dog abduction. >> male, conscious and breathing. approximately 35 years of age, suffering from a gunshot wound. >> reporter: police say the victim was walking lady gaga's dogs shortly before 10:00 thursday night when he was targeted. two of the dogs, koji and gustav, were taken, while a third, miss asia, ran away and was later recovered by police. >> it happened so fast, 30 seconds. looked over my fence, saw the two cars, heard the gunshot, i went back in the house and called 911. >> reporter: while police haven't identified the victim, family members confirming to knbc overnight the dog walker was ryan fischer, seen frequently with lady gaga's dogs on social media. he is expected to survive. sources say he is recovering well.
actor danny trejo, who starred alongside gaga on screen, believes it was a setup. >> people don't just drive around and say, look, there's two dogs, you know? so they targeted her. >> reporter: lady gaga is currently overseas, pictured here while shooting a movie in rome. she has yet to issue a public statement, but sources close to the oscar and grammy winner say she is extremely upset, and offering $500,000 for the safe return of her beloved pets, with no questions asked. ♪ the sweetest girl in the world ♪ >> reporter: gaga's pets are stars in their own right on social media. miss asia has her own instagram account with hundreds of thousands of followers that often features all three dogs. this morning, fans across the world are hoping for a happy ending, as police push to track down the dognappers. so police respect aren't yet saying if the dogs were taken because of their owner or the high price tag attributed to the
breed. guys? >> crazy. >> thank god ryan fischer is okay. the dog walker. thank god. >> steve, we'll stay on it. coming up, imagine not being able to see your newborn baby for more than a week. now, times that by four. the sweet reunion after last week's winter storm. quadruplets. don't miss it, after your local news. e you've tried to define me. but i never invited you in. it's my life and this is my journey. i've found a way to do things differently with ocrevus, an infusion treatment that's 2-times-a-year. for adults with relapsing or primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis, ocrevus is proven effective in reducing relapses in rms and slowing disability progression in rms and ppms. don't take ocrevus if you've had a life-threatening allergic reaction to it, or have hepatitis b. tell your doctor about vaccinations or if you've had hep b, as it could come back. a common side effect of ocrevus is infusion reactions, and some may require hospitalization. it can increase your risk of infections, certain types of immunoglobulins. while pml was not reported
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a very good morning to you. it's 7:56. i'm laura garcia. here's a look at what's happening now. >> i'm bob redell in pleasanton. today, this friday, outdoor recreational sports can resume in california, as long as the per capita rate is at a certain point in your county. specifically, 14 cases per 100,000 people. there's some restrictions. players, while on the sidelines and coaches, must where masks. those coaches and athletes in close contact sports, like soccer, football, they must be tested weekly if their county is at or above 7 cases to 100,000. i'm cierra johnson in sauls lito. folks seeking asylum in
encampments at the u.s. border will be entering the united states. nine of the families coming here to the bay area. before they make the trip, homeland security saying they will be tested for covid, as well as other communicable bzs, like measles and t.b. california state has sent $28 million working to mitigate the spread of those making that trip. let's get a quick check of the forecast with kari hall and see what we're in store for today. >> yeah. this bright and sunny friday, as we take a live look outside in walnut creek, it's been chilly this morning. temperatures in some spots dipping into the 30s. look at where we're headed today. a high of 67 in liverlivermore, palo alto, 62. it's comfortable. but the winds will pick up tomorrow. we'll be watching for high winds in our mountains. that continues into early sunday. but dry weather all the way through the middle of next week. laura?
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special vaccinated guests, we'll tell you what to expect at sunday's golden globes. >> we've created an intimate vibe they'll be at tables for cocktails. >> straight ahead we'll break down the night's top contenders. are you ready to walk? al is hitting the pavement to show how we can improve our own health step by step. today, friday, february 26th, 2021 ♪ i'm walking on sunshine ♪ >> it's tracy koruna from news 4. good morning from nashville. the bright lights of broadway have me pumped to walk with al n and the "today" show. >> i'm ryan jenkins with the news in milwaukee. taking a walk along the riverfront and hanging out with the bronze fonz. >> hey, everyone keith jones with nbc 10 in philadelphia got off the anchor desk, ready to lace them up and hit the streets. let's do this, al. ♪ you know that it's true ♪ >> al is walking with some of his closest friends from around the country. morning, everybody
thank you for being with us. it's friday! friday morning glad to have you with us. >> love when our affiliates join in al will be joining us soon in studio 1a. he is walking across the park. still in the park. he's walking to work. >> that's right. park drive. >> how many steps so far, buddy? >> 4,680. >> 4,635 although, probably 80 by now. >> you're right. >> how you doing >> we'll see you in a moment, my friend be safe out there. by the way, folks, next week, we are going to kick off another important series next week on "today." in honor of women's history month which, of course, is in march, "women are essential. >> all month long, we'll share stories of inspiring women who reached the greatest heights first up on monday, a true trailblazer. air force general, the only current female four-star general in the military. the highest ranking female in the military. >> look forward on meeting her we're also planning a special, live event the following monday, march the 8th,
international women's day, across all hours of "today" and also on our digital platforms. we're going to focus on the challenges facing women in the pandemic, and also share ideas and solutions on everything from maybe losing a job to working from home while overseeing kids in school. all the things all moms do all the time across the country. we're going to just talk to different people and hopefully help you out in that way >> absolutely. monday, march 8th for international women's day. we'll be featuring the stories all month long. let's get to your news at 8:00 in his first known use of military force as commander in chief, president joe biden ordered overnight air strikes in syria. "weekend today" co-host and chief white house correspondent kristen welker has more on the targets and message the president is trying to send. good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. good morning to you. according to iranian state tv, 17 fighters were killed in those air strikes overnight. according to administration officials, president biden ordered those attacks in
retaliation after there were rockets fired into iraq, which killed one contractor and injured seven others last week there have been a number of these types of attacks the administration aiming to send a message, that these attacks will not be tolerated. the president's defense secretary weighing in overnight. take a listen. >> the target we went after, we know what we did we're confident that that target was being used by the same shia militia that conducted the strikes. >> reporter: now, these air strikes overnight come at a very risky time for president biden's foreign policy he has signalled a willingness to restart talks with iran over its nuclear program. republicans have expressed opposition to that, saying that the initial nuclear deal with iran was just not tough enough so there will be a lot of focus on that moving forward could these air strikes make an already fragile situation even more perilous?
for his part, president biden will be traveling to texas a little bit later on today. he's going to be touring the damage in the wake of those storms that knocked out power and clean water to millions there. savannah >> kristen welker, thank you there are new developments tied to the scandal that's rocked the sport of gymnastics a former u.s. gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced doctor larry nassar taking his own life just hours after being charged with the slew of disturbing crimes, including human trafficking. nbc's anne thompson has that story. >> reporter: john geddert's body was found at this michigan highway rest hour in michigan, hours after two dozen criminal charges were filed against him in 2012, he coached the fierce five to gold medal glory at the london olympics. but how he coached, and his ties to larry nassar convicted of sexually abusing young female gymnasts, led to the charges against geddert. >> it is alleged that john geddert used force, fraud, and
coercion against the young athletes that came to him. >> reporter: geddert was accused of human trafficking racketeering, assault, and lying to investigators about nassar. >> john made larry possible and larry made john possible >> reporter: before learning o geddert's deather he was described as physically and emotionally abusive, and said he had to know about nassar's sexual abuse at geddert's gym. >> he saw a small child alone naked with a grown man time after time after time. >> did he ever ask you about that, what was going on in that back room? >> never >> reporter: in the past, geddert said he had zero knowledge of nassar's crimes but in 2018, olympic gold medalist aly raisman told savannah about a ride she took with geddert and teammate kayla maroney.
>> what did she say? >> she described in graphic detail what nassar did the night before i remember john g ddert was in the car and just said nothing. >> reporter: overnight raisman tweeted, why is there still no independent investigation? klein called his suicide an escape from justice. >> people who allowed john geddert to abuse us, and the people who allowed larry nassar to abuse us need to be held to account. >> reporter: that includes usa gymnastics, which this morning said it hoped the criminal charges would lead to justice. its thoughts are with the gymnastics community now trying to make sense of the stunning events. for "today," anne thompson, nbc news >> aly raisman also tweeted this, as a minor on the national team, i frequently had to travel without my parents under the supervision of usa gymnastics. the, quote, responsible adults including john geddert, marvin sharpe, steve penny, and larry nassar sharpe was a top gymnastics
coach who also took his own life after being charged in the scandal. and steve penny, he was the former president of usa gymnastics, who was forced to resign those girls all want an independent investigation. they said they have not gotten it yet. >> the fact they're still uncovering this, you know, it's just shocking. meanwhile, this morning, efforts to hike the federal minimum wage as part of president biden's covid relief package, the efforts appear to be doomed. a senate parliamentarian ruled on thursday that a measure mor than doubling the minimum wage to $15 an hour cannot be included because it violates the budget process however, in the private sector, costco announcing thursday it will raise its minimum wage to $16 an hour starting next week. we have the news we need the boost. >> got a boost here we go a toddler who is fascinated by her grandpa's cane started using it herself to imitate the way he she nailed it all the way. take a look.
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♪ this is the first day of my life♪ ♪ i was born right in the doorway♪ ♪ i don't know where i am, ♪ ♪ i don't know where i've been♪ ♪ but i know where i wanna go♪ welcome back last week's winter storms caused a lot of problems for so many families, including this texas couple who spent eight days just aching to see their babies. >> yeah. babies, plural and plural and plural they're the parents of newborn quadruplets. we'll talk to mom and dad in a moment first, their story >> hi. >> hi. >> reporter: an emotional reunion after more than a week apart. >> i want to squeeze them. >> reporter: parents starlyn and bill cafferata, back with their four babies after the texas
storm left them separated eight days when the couple set out to grow their family, they weren't expecting quadruplets. >> a lot of babies. >> a lot of babies. >> reporter: the couple previously struggled with infertility. they had their daughter, zoe, two years ago using ivf and were hoping for one more. they ended up getting pregnant with four. >> transferred one embryo, four babies that's one in a million. >> reporter: when starlyn was put on bedrest, the couple turned to social media. >> it's been a lot better than i thought it was going to be >> reporter: sharing their pregnancy journey on tiktok and instagram, from bulk diaper buying to their many hospital visits >> she's a rock star, guys she's crushing it. >> reporter: their story resonated. their videos got millions of views. >> we'll have some babies tonight. >> reporter: on january 18th, enzo, lennon, stella, and francesca came into the world. the parents excited to share their news. >> we had four healthy babies. three of them were 3 pounds, 9
ounces one of them was 3 pounds, 5 ounces. >> reporter: the babies stayed at the nicu at the hospital where starlyn works as a nurse one parent could visit at a time when the storm slammed into texas, things were more complicated. the icy roads were too dangerous to make the 40-mile drive. when the family lost power, they went to a friend's house so th milk starlyn pumped could stay frozen after a week apart. >> excited to go see your babies >> more than excited. >> reporter: parents were back with their babies. soon getting even more good news lennon and francesca were released doctors are hopeful that enzo and stella will be home next week family overjoyed to be back together >> good morning and congratulations to the happy parents of five. starlyn and bill cafferata we have francesca and lennon hoping enzo and stella will get
out of the nicu soon good morning to you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> gosh, after everything you've been through, to then have your babies finally here and you have to be separated from them for eight days that must have broken your heart. i can't imagine it >> yeah. the weirdest part is we're from the northeast, so the snow wasn't scary but we -- i went there on thursday morning and saw the weather and was like, okay, i'll be able to come back on saturday or sunday. looked like it was going to clear up. >> never stopped. >> it never stopped. >> yeah. >> it was ice and snow ice, snow, and the roads were terrible. >> can you take us back a second i know you wanted a big family i mean, this is -- you got a super big family >> we did. >> when you were looking at the ultrasound and they were like, oh, looks like you have twins there, tell me what was happening as the doctor kept pointing at other things on the ultrasound, telling you know there were actually four babies there. >> well, as soon as she, like, put the ultrasound in, i said,
okay, looks like twins then she's like, well, this sack, there's two. i was like, okay, that's triplets then. she's like, this is another one. he luckily got to go with me, so he was there i started hyperventilating i was like, i need a break she said, well, we need to go back in. i'm pretty sure i saw another one.ught i was being pranked. no way i would have believed that. >> i mean, here's the thing, you had zoe, so you have five kids your 2-year-old zoe, how is she doing with all this? >> she couldn't be happier she is -- i mean, everyone she sees, she's like, i'm a big sister now i'm a big sister i'm like, all right, it's a little shirt it's a big shirt because i'm a big sister >> guys, you were splitting time in the nicu for visitation, and then the storm comes then you lose power. how did you handle that, especially with the nursing?
>> well, i was not, like, emotionally well i was driving him crazy. but i luckily had battery packs that i could pump in the car, whatever i needed to do. i was pumping every two and a half hours then we lost power we were like, what are we going to do? put them in the yeti cooler. >> using the garage as a refrigerator some friends of ours called us up and shoutout to melinda and jason were helping out and giving us a place to stay and giving us a place to keep the film frozen. >> lennon, francesca hopefully stella and enzo home soon party of seven >> man. >> thank you so much >> appreciate it. >> thank you. let's go to the weather. 8:19 let's go to mr. roker. you out of the park or are you still there? >> no, not quite yet in fact, we've got a couple of surprise guests to talk to not really surprises i know who they are, but you don't.
let's show you what we have got going on as far as your weather. if you're going out for a walk, doing whatever outside, get out there and enjoy it however, it'll be a little on the wet side down through the gulf, into the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys snowy and wet in the pacific northwest. as we look at the temperatures, for this afternoon, 20s as you nice and toasty from southern texas to southern florida. southern california looking good, as well. as far as your weather is concerned, heavy rain coming up through the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys heavy snow in the pacific northwest. sunshine through the great lakes. that's what's going on aro . i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are taking up to chilly temperatures and sunshine, but it will be a very pleasant afternoon, with our inland areas reaching into the upper 60s, low 40s tonight, and the winds pick up especially tomorrow afternoon. into early sunday morning. but temperature-wise no major changes. we'll be watching out for a
chance of some scattered showers possibly by late next thursday into friday. but we're dry all the way up through that point. weather. so the reason we're out walking today, #take a walk today, we wanted to get folks moving we've been all sitting down during the pandemic, doing zooms, not moving, getting less exercise, less activity. even though it is still chilly out, you can still get a good workout. here's why >> reporter: a healthier lifestyle begins with a single step a staggering 47% of adults aren't active enough, according to the cdc its guidelines suggest at least 2.5 hours of aerobic, physical activity a week. that's roughly 21 minutes a day. >> the benefit of walking, it's accessible to anybody. it's easy. it's free. all you have to do is go outside the door and get moving. walking is among the best forms of medicine. >> reporter: walking is simple, but it's an exercise that packs a powerful punch
plowing through chilly days with make an impact physically and mentally think about this, the recommended daily walk can cut the risk of heart disease by 30%. walking can also reduce the risk cholesterol and improved digestion and sleep. and helps with depression and anxiety. in fact, it is estimated walking 30 minutes a day can save the average american $2,500 a year in medical expenses. >> in these months, we're moving less than we have before it is important to get outside of your house and start moving every single day >> joining me now on my walk, dr. jordan metzel, the sports medical physician at the hospital for special surgery good to see you. >> good to see you, buddy. you look terrific. >> feeling good. why is getting out and walking -- i mean, people have been doing pelotons, things like that, but why is walking important? >> people are exercising the problem is, they're not putting everyday steps into
their life things like walking to dinner or walking to school or walking to work each of these steps add up it is cumulative throughout the day, the week, and month it has major implications on health throughout your body. >> the good thing about walking is, no matter what your physical capacity is, you can adapt the walking to what you can do. >> that's right. i mean, anybody can walk at any age. i want to make the distinction, walking to get out and walk and walking for exercise. >> i have to watch our social distance. >> sorry about that. so good to see you if you're walking for exercise, you want to think about how much exertion you're doing. we have a perceived exertion scale, effort scale, 1 to 3. we're now in a one just talking. two is, you know, you're breathing heavier. >> what is a good, average pace? >> one to two, meaning you can talk, easy conversation is fine. >> how do you upgrade your walk, if you want to pump it up? >> well, if you want to get more intensity out of the walk, put
in some speed. we can even walk a little faster demo that. >> we don't want to kill our camera guys. >> we can slow down then we can put in some hills we're going downhill now, but uphill is tougher. then you can stop and do things. at a bench, do some squats those things are helpful. >> how does this improve our mental health? >> well, people think about walking for physicality, but for mental health, it's extremely important. the idea of clearing your mind, clearing your brain, reduces anxiety, helps sleep there's mental benefits to walking every day outside. >> one of the things you told me a couple years ago, and i walk -- i watch other new yorkers and probably other people, too, one mistake we make is we over-stride when we walk take big, long steps why is that not great? >> we talked about that years ago. if you overstride you put more loading force on your hips, knees, back. we're after shortening your walking or running stride. >> doctor, thank you so much
hospitals for special surgeries. guys, it is a great feeling. you feel better after walking. ever since i had my prostate surgery, i have made that one of my things i do almost every day. to get at least a couple of miles in and i feel so much better. >> mr. roker. >> inspiring, guys >> cool. >> be safe by the way, if al is motivating you to walk, today.com, we have a 30-day plan to help you get started. you can also share your progress with us, as well al just mentioned the hashtag, but, again, #take a walk. >> it is getting a little warmer out there. that's what keeps me home, is it's too cold. not anymore. >> you have to make the right choices. i'll walk to chick-fil-a today inspired, al thank you. coming up, darius rucker he has a great new song. number one hit song he's going to perform for us. what's up, d we'll have darius on the show. excited for it we'll chat first, a quick check of your
local news and weather ♪ rock me mama ♪ good morning, 8:26, i'm marcus washington. governor newsom's office laying out the details of his plan to set aside vaccines each week for teachers to help reopen more schools. the governor announced last week 10% of vaccines each week should go to teachers. so the plan is to dedicate roughly 75,000 doses each week to those teachers. the state will provide the doses directly to county offices of education for distribution. teachers will receive single-use access codes to book those appointments online. the state will also target teachers with drives at two large scale sites including one at oakland coliseum. let's get a look at the
forecast for you. it's friday and meteorologist car kari hall has a look at those temperatures. it's a great day across the bay area. let's look at these high temperatures for today, reaching up to 69 in concord, san francisco reaching 62, and 67 in napa. so with all of this sunshine comfortable weather we really don't see too many changes here. although the winds will start to pick up tomorrow afternoon that will continue into sunday morning, but it's very dry, and hopefully we see a change in this pattern and rain chances by the end of next week. marcus? >> thanks, kari. we'll have another local news update coming up in 30 minutes. meet you back here. see you then.
our friends at nbc stations and affiliates all across the country are doing their walks, too. they're joining in we want to help everybody see the physical and mental benefits of getting outside taking steps in philly, cleveland, milwaukee, st. louis, nashville, and raleigh i'm inspired to walk >> yes. >> i think it's getting warmer, we can do this move a little every day, like hoda's mom says. >> more from uncle al in a minute. on "pop start," we have your guide to sunday night's golden globes we have the nominees also controversy surrounding the show its unique look at this year, including virtual acceptance speeches. plus, we're so excited, man, the one, the only darius rucker is with us live. he's got a cool hit called "beers and sunshine. oh, nothing, just another number one to top country radio darius is going to perform for us he's going to chat with us we love when darius visits >> one of our favorite guests, mr. rucker. coming up on the third hour,
the stars of "punky brewster" will join us to fill us in on the reboot over on peacock much-loved '80s sitcom before we get to anything, we have to shoutout. we're doing home cooking right now. there is a wonderful guy in studio 1a right now. tommy hogan. he's one of our camera operators. tommy is retiring after 20 years with "today. [ applause ] >> he's actually been with nbc since 1980 there he is. he's worked on everything here, from news to sports to soap operas sometimes all the same thing, you know sports, it can be a soap opera don't worry. we love tommy. his son works here, too. here he is, oh, my gosh, kellen. he ran and gave him a mic. >> tommy >> i love you guys. >> we love you >> thank you >> it's kind of misty and happy and everything unbelievable
thank you so much. you guys are fantastic. >> thank you >> tommy, we love you. we know tommy for great reasons. he sings the best versions of every song. ♪ i love you baby ♪ >> that's what happens you give him a mic >> plays the air guitar like nobody's business. ♪ you know i love you baby ♪ >> yes ♪ i love you ♪ >> al roker, you want a piece of this >> oh, i mean -- hogan love tommy hogan >> we're going to miss that. >> oh, my gosh. >> we are going to miss you, my friend. >> we love you. >> tommy, what are you doing in retirement >> i'm actually working full-time in ministry now. i'm with the church, doing videos and small groups and outreach projects. >> that's who you are. >> yeah. >> i've seen your videos and music at the church. you're so committed and they'r lucky to have an absolute professional.
>> love you, tommy. >> thank you i love you you're family. >> all he needed was a mic all these years. >> maybe see me at "the voice" after you retire. >> i'm on the way. >> get some big red chairs to turn around for ya al, you got the weather? >> i sure do everything is going to be sunny for tommy. let's show you what we have for our weekend ahead. we start off with, of course, saturday we are looking at sunny and warm weather through florida. heavy rain through the mid-atlantic states. snow showers out to the west sunday, sunday, we are looking for a lot of heavy rain. big flood risk in the mississippi and ohio river valleys. below average temperatures out west plenty of sunshine along the southeast. that's what's going on around the countr good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're enjoying nice weather across the bay area. that continues into the weekend, but it will start to turn very
windy heading into late saturday into early sunday, slightly cooler temperatures for the start of next week, our inland highs in the low 60s, and we're watching out for a chance to have rain that we could see by late on thursday into friday. but the near term forecast stays dry, at least through the middle of next week. >> and that is your latest weather. oh, my gosh. look at! ellie kemper. >> al roker. >> you never know who you are -- >> distant hug how are you? >> i'm doing good. so why do you like getting out and walking and running? >> i have to get those endorphins going you know what i mean first thing in the morning, get it out of the way.to be getting out there. >> okay. we're going to cross the street. >> they're directing us. so, how have you been during the pandemic have you been able to keep your activity level up? >> yes i've been trying to keep to a schedule it is key in these uncertain times.
>> a schedule. >> it is new york, baby. [ honking ] >> they don't care who we are. keep moving, people! >> we're trying to get somewhere. where does anyone have to go that's the question. >> i know. >> yeah. >> what has it been like, as far as exercise for you? what else is your routine? >> i try to get out in the park, at least once a day. just to get some sunshine, get some fresh air, keep positive. you know what i mean >> mental acuity >> mental acuity >> yes. >> virtual high five ellie kemper. >> love you! >> keep on walking >> bring her to the studio we want to see her >> they want you to come with me to the studio. >> oh! >> come on, ellie. >> she's like, i'm busy. >> couple blocks. >> from walking to dancing okay >> we'll see you in a little bit. >> all right, al. >> very cool. coming up next, we've got a lot for you. what to expect from this weekend's golden globes. hosts on two coasts, virtual speeches, and a bit of
controversy. trust me, we have it all covered for you when we get to "pop start," which is coming up first, ts is "today" on nbc. hi ♪♪ no matter if you're young or old, tall or small, there's nothing more important than your health. that's why we redesigned the doctor's office for real life. you can book a same or next-day appointment, in-person or remote. get 24/7 care over video chat at no extra cost with our app. and request prescriptions in just a few taps. and with all that, you can spend more time enjoying life. that's care for who you want to be.
carson was getting carson was getting steps all during the commercial. >> very cool. coming up next, we've got a lot for you. what to expect from this weekend's golden globes. hosts on two coasts, virtual speeches, and a bit of controversy. golden globes. nominated films and tv shows the revamped format and the growing controversy. "pop start" correspondent joe fryer has more >> reporter: good morning. like everything else, the golden globes will look different this year it is happening on two coasts. tina fey will co-host from here inside new york's iconic rainbow room, while amy poehler will be at the beverly hilton in california it is a year filled with change, as viewers and nominees prepare to watch from home the ballroom may not be brimming with stars and champagne, but hollywood's biggest party is
still on. >> tina and i are back, hosting the golden globes. >> reporter: tina fey and amy poehler will host for the first time in six years. >> meryl streep is not here tonight. she has the flu. i hear she's amazing in it >> reporter: they will be in new york amy poehler at the beverly hilton, joined by presenters and vaccinated health care workers. >> they'll be at cocktail tables. >> reporter: projected on the giant screen that fills the stage will be the nominees there is criticism of the hollywood foreign press association for lack of diversity. the hfpa which gives out the awards has no black members and has been accused of snubbing black-led projects. >> i know how to handle white folks. >> reporter: the late chadwick boseman is expected to win the picks didn't include acclaim projects with black-led casts. the music in "emily in paris,"
which got mixed reviews, scored nominations in major categories. the hfpa responded, in part, we understand we need to bring in black members, as well as members from other underrepresented backgrounds we will immediately work to implement an action plan to achieve these goals as soon as possible ♪ alexander hamilton ♪ >> reporter: for sunday night, expect a duel for best comedy musical, pitting "hamilton" against "borat." >> america >> reporter: while "nomad land" "mank" and the" trial for th chicago 7" compete for the top drama. three women nominated for best director. >> why would i care about her? >> because i care about her! >> reporter: on the tv side, netflix leads the way with 42 nominations. two legends will also be honored. norman lear at age 98 is getting the carol burnett award. jane fonda, the cecil b. demille award. >> it was so unexpected and it is such a great honor and it
made me so happy that i burst into tears >> reporter: i spoke to lear and fonda. what do you respect about each other? >> norman understands the great thing about laughter is your guard is down and when your guard is down new ideas can come through to youyou, jane fonda. who inspired me in everything i did. >> reporter: for the winners on sunday, the good news is they can give a speech virtually. the trophies, they won't get those right away those will come sometime after the show back to you guys. >> joe, thank you very much. appreciate it. excited for the globes >> yeah. >> yes. >> always. >> sure the ladies will be great. always are catch the globes sunday at 8:00 eastern here on nbc. next up is nick jonas. ahead of his appearance on "saturday night live" this week, by the way, he's pulling double duty. he'll be the host and musical guest. nick dropped a brand-new single from his upcoming album called "spaceman. title is a nod to the year it's been, with lyrics like "mask off
the minute i get home," "all safe now that i'm alone," "almost like a spaceman. here's more. ♪ i feel like a spaceman ♪ ♪ i'm talking to you ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah, i'm a spaceman ♪ >> looking forward to the new album. also called "spaceman. it debuts march 12th watching nick on "snl" this weekend, for sure. it'll be great. finally, the one and only al roker who i'm told is out of the park, walking around new york city al has good taste. he is a foodie not surprising he popped up at a steak house in brooklyn. except that's not actually al. it is his wax figure from madame tussaud's. it is to fill out the tables with the limitations you were one of the 35% that can go into there and look around
and see al there audrey hepburn will also stare at you as you eat your bacon jon hamm is at the bar, which is perfect. look at that. >> great >> who else is there jimmy fallon, i think, is having a little lunch al, what do you make of all of this [ laughter ] which al do we -- >> it's the wax figure. >> can't talk. he's wax. >> al does non-verbal, physical dad humor, too. >> it is the honor quite the honor. we do it all >> even with the red glasses. >> mime now. i like that. >> oh, just need the nose. how long is the walk to peter lugar from where you are >> oh, that's over in brooklyn a little bit of a walk hold on. hey, hey, how you doing? hey, hey good to see you! >> go, al, go. we'll see al in a couple minutes. making his way to 30 rock. coming up in a second, something we've been waiting
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the citi music series on "today" is proudly brought to you by citi. >> we're back with one of our favs music star darius rucker >> his hit, "beers and sunshine." something everybody can use. >> an anthem >> currently number one on country radio. he'll be performing it in a minute so good to see you, buddy. i'd be remiss if i didn't ask you about our friend tiger off the bat. tiger has a small circle of friends, and you, my friend, are in it. your thoughts about tiger? >> you know, when it first happened, you're worried about his health now that you know what's going on i think that tiger is a strong guy the question, is he going to play again
i say, if tiger wants to play again, he'll play again. you know, i just want him to get better, just healthy. >> we're cheering him on this new song is number one on country radio. i hear you wrote this thin "beers and sunshine" on zoom is that how it went down >> yeah. we wrote it on zoom. we recorded it on the internet there was nobody was ever in the room together. all done over the radio. studios were closed. the zoom thing is the new cool thing. i want to get back to what we're all sitting here for. >> doan we all >> yeah, really. >> before you were the legit country superstar you were front man for a band called hootie and the blowfish "i just wanna be with you" was covered by post malone let's play a snip of it. ♪ you and m we come from different worlds ♪ ♪ you like to laugh at me
when i look at other girls ♪ ♪ sometimes you're crazy i'm such a baby cause cowboys make me cry ♪ >> when you heard that -- >> i love it. >> you love ided it. when you heard it, you were like, oh, this is hot? >> oh, when i heard it, i mean, i couldn't stop smiling on twitter. i really couldn't. i was such a big post malone fan. we've become friends i love him i love so much of his music. for him to cover one of our songs, man, i'm just on cloud nine. >> darius, we love hearing post malone sing, but we want to hear you sing here's your new song here it is, "beers and sunshine." ♪ ♪ well i ain't gonna work today just wanna sit around and play ♪
♪ gonna hit balls off the dock kick back in my flip-flops ♪ ♪ don't owe nothing to the lender nothing spinning in the blender ♪ ♪ the only thing on my agenda i beers and sunshine ♪ ♪ bonfires and summertime back porch nights in south carolina ♪ ♪ ain't nothing finer than me and my girl striking up a little lighter ♪ ♪ cause everybody's down in a world gone crazy don't know how to fix it but i think maybe turn on the good times, turn off the tv yeah, the only bs i need is beers and the tv yeah, the only bs i need is beers and sunshine ♪ ♪ ♪ gonna call my girl and say let's get our friends and hit the lake ♪ ♪ i grab a boat and get to floating a little buzzed and a little
toasted ♪ ♪ we're gonna hang and have a little fun now flying high like we'll never come dow we're gonna go until we run out of ♪ ♪ beers and sunshine bonfires and summertime ♪ ♪ back porch nights in south carolina ain't nothing finer than me and my girl striking up a little lighter ♪ ♪ cause everybody's down in a world gone crazy don't know how to fix it but i think maybe ♪ ♪ turn on the good times, turn off the tv yeah, the only bs i ♪ need is beers and sunshine ♪ ♪ ♪ oh, beers and sunshine ♪ ♪ beers and sunshin bonfires and summertime ♪ ♪ back porch nights in south carolina ain't nothing finer than me and my girl striking up a little lighter ♪n in a world gone crazy don't know how to fix it but i
think maybe ♪ ♪ turn on the good time turn off the tv ♪ ♪ yeah, the only bs i need is beers and sunshine ♪ >> love that song. >> we love it. >> why didn't you call it beer, sunshine, and zoom, darius >> i know. i should have. >> "beers and sunshine" out now. top of the charts. >> congrats, buddy. >> good to see you. >> this is "today" on nbc.
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al is right around the corner he's almost in our neck of the woods. >> literally, yup. we're right here, turning onto 49th mike, watch it our camera guy, you okay hit a security thing there only injury we've had during this whole time. as you can see, we're right there. >> look how many steps. >> ridiculous. >> yeah. >> about 8,200 steps
by the way, the one thing to think about if you're going to be walking during the winter, dress like it's 10 degrees warmer going to start getting warmer and warmer i'm sweating like a pig right now. fantastic. >> can you see us in the window? too far? >> people should leave their camera crew at home, too. >> still a little too far. one of the great things i'll be able to do, i'm going to use craig melvin as a blotter. i'm going to roll myself along him, just so he can absorb some of this. >> can't wait to see that. >> i am looking forward to that, al so looking forward to it. >> that's next hour. >> you don't sound winded at all either al roker is in great shape. >> yeah. >> we're going to celebrate the big arrival to studio 1a in a few minutes. should be able to make a half block in five minutes. later on "hoda and jenna," we're catching up with brooke shields. i don't know if you all know this but she broke her leg she's in rehab now happened at the gym. she's getting better and will talk about that, her new projects, and more
have a great weekend enjoy, y'all >> fri-yay. >> we were waiting for it. >> back after your local news. good morning, 8:56, i'm marcus washington. santa clara is one on the verge of a possible move into the red tier of covid restrictions. but health leaders there are not waiting until next week to enact some of those changes. effective today, if you're outside, masks in some cases are no longer required.
now this is strongly recommended but as long as you're six feet away from people not in your household you won't be violating health orders. cine mark is actually reopening bay area theaters, redwood city, san bruno and san a fell. the reopening, moving into the less restrictive red tier. the theaters with operate at 25% capacity. cierra johnson is in the north bay with a live report. youth and high school students and sports across california are getting the green light to resume outdoors but counties must still meet certain criteria for those games to begin like more of this and want to know more, go to our home page. fda advisers are presenting their findings on johnson & johnson's covid vaccine.
live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the "3rd hour of today." >> good friday morning. welcome to the "3rd hour of today." it is fri-yay, february 26th. craig melvin here. my buddy, al roker, actually en route to studio 1a. you see him? >> i got him. >> al -- >> i'm on al watch. right here. sheinelle, you're closer. >> hey. >> take a walk today. >> welcome home. >> he's been walking. motivating others to do the same. >> there he is. >> look, the man has arrived. i have a mic for you, some water. i h