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wednesday morning. though it is a little noisy where i am standing, what you're looking at right now is a moment of silence being observed by the people here in brussels, belgium. that is a place called the place de la bourse. it is about a mile and a half from where i'm standing. moment of silence, part of the kind of trying to come to terms with what has gone on here in the last 24 hours. as i mentioned, i'm here in brussels. savannah is back in new york city. savannah, we've got an awful lot going on right now. breaking news on the investigation into these attacks. we know the names of the suspects in the airport bombings. two brothers. khalid and ibrahim bakraoui, identified as the suicide bombers. the third man, the man in white with the black hat, he's been identified as najim laachraoui, already wanted in connection
there are some reports he has been arrested. i want to say that nbc news has not been able to independently confirm those reports. now, raids are being carried out all across brussels. one of them led to the discovery of what investigators are calling a bomb making factory. the attacks are inspiring a show of solidarity around the world. iconic landmarks across europe and the u.s. have been lit in belgium's national colors. black, coyellow and red. there is a lot to get to this morning. we want to start with nbc's keir simmons, joining me right now here in brussels. what can you tell us? >> conflicting report, but a key suspect has been arrested, it's not going to help the tension here. there has been fear here in the city and across europe ever since the paris attacks. people's confidence. attack.
rain-soaked capital this morning, soldiers questioning commuters, searching bags outside the subway. today, just going to work is an act of defiance. >> frightening. >> yes, yes, absolutely. >> but you're still determined to get to work? >> yes, i have to. >> we cannot give into fear. it's going to -- we have to show that we can go on. >> reporter: on the same streets, an urgent man hunt to find killers who struck in the name of isis. the two suspects suicide bombers at the airport, seen in security video, identified overnight as brothers khalid and ibrahim bakraoui, each wearing a inging inging a glove on one hand, investigators trying to figure out why. transporting their suitcases to the airport in a taxi. the man with them identified as
already many questions. how the men easily entered the airport, smoke, fear. who placed the third bomb in maelbeek metro an hour later? subway doors blown out, passengers escaping along the traps and echoing along the tunnels, screams. [ sirens ]. >> reporter: there are some answers. in schaerbeek, a makeshift bomb found. ingredients for explosives and an isis flag. nbc news learning authorities have found additional suitcase bombs. there is mounting criticism of europe's intelligence agency. for failing to prevent this attack four months after the paris massacre. overnight, we crossed european borders with ease. >> we've just crossed the border into belgium. no checks, no sign of police. if the suspects wants to escape to another part of europe, they may just drive.
missionaries from utah. and this couple, missing, their families say. this man was dropped off at the airport by a friend when the bombs went off. >> i saw this bright light, followed by a huge explosion. i was just stunned. >> reporter: this morning, he is wearing the same clothes. he left his bags behind when he fled in terror. >> the french prime minister this morning saying europe has closed its eyes to the rise of extremist ideas. they want to destroy our way of life. he says this has the potential to have a profound effect on the way folks in u.s. view europe. >> that may have already happened, keir. thank you very much. good to see you. as the hunt for more potential suspects intensifies and continues, what are we learning about the attackers who have been identified? and their suspected ties to
bill neely is also in belgium. this e he has that part of the story. good morning. >> good morning. there are reports of an arrest close to here. belgian media are quoting sources as saying it is the main surviving suspect from yesterday's attacks. but nbc news cannot confirm that. what we know here yesterday, in the suburb of schaerbeek, police raided an parptapartment over there and found explosive material and an isis flag, all of it part of an isis terror cell much bigger than police ever understood. >> reporter: brussels, the capital of europe, woke this morning to a man hunt after a massacre. this is the prime target, najim laachraoui, a 24-year-old belgian who has already eluded police for months, escaping after the attacks in paris. he and the two bakraoui
are seen here in the airport. they are wheeling their suitcases minutes before broing themselves -- blowing themselves up. they both had criminal records, one for shooting at police. laachraoui, for some reason, didn't explode his bomb and escaped. the death toll here could have been higher. police began gathering bags of debris from the attacks, searching for clues on how the bombs were made. they believe there may be a single bomb maker behind the attacks in both brussels and paris. >> very alarming to find out how many people involved in this, and their ability to get ahold of or to make high explosives and to set them off in such a spectacular fashion. >> reporter: late yesterday, police helicopters and snipers honed in on a house in brussels where it was thought some of the men were based. they searched it, led to the address by a cabdriver, who had taken three men with heavy suitcases to the airport.
other arrests, but so far, no one has been charged as ofan accomplice. >> as police search for suspects, belgian troops are on the street, protecting key locations. metro stations are open, but people are being searched as they go in. this is a nervous city. >> reporter: last week, police arrested salah abdeslam, who took part in the paris massacres, at a brussels apartment rented by one of yesterday's bombings. it is clear they're all part of the same isis cell. police suspect his arrest triggered their plans to attack brussels. >> police were braced for some sort of attack, but not on this scale. this was clearly a massive intelligence failure. but if reports this morning are true, that someone has been arrested, this could be a break through in cracking open europe's deadliest isis terror cell. matt? >> bill, it would be welcome news to a lot of people around
bill neely, thank you very much. now a chilling account of the attack at the airport in brussels. american jeff hoffman, a consultant for nato, lives here and was dropping off his girlfriend when the bombs went off. we talked to jeff yesterday. happy to have you with us. how are you? >> doing okay. >> a little shaken still? >> yeah. i don't think it'll go away any time soon. >> we talked yesterday. you were eloquent in describing what you went through, but i got the sense you were in shock a little bit yesterday. have you come to terms with other emotions in the last 18 hours? >> you know, it's funny, i don't think there has been too much to come to terms with. i think i woke up this morning, and it was okay, that happened. we were uninjured. we got out. consequently, personally, i move on from that. all the what ifs and the other questions you can ask yourself, i really don't. >> your boyfriend described dropping you off at that airport, standing inside the
first blast went off. what do you remember about it? >> i think the last thing, the old normal, i guess, lady handed me my baggage tickets. i turned to look at him, and he smiled his little grin. then i remember it was a whirlwind. it was almost like a tornado going off behind him. stuff flying everywhere. that hit me. i felt it before i heard it. going on. i didn't understand what was towards me. i thought, oh, an accident happened. i don't know. it was pretty clear after seeing the terror on his face, that that wasn't an accident. >> i have to say that watching the video is hard enough, but there have been portions of the video that we've listened to the audio of. hearing the screaming, hearing one young child calling, "mommy, mommy, mommy," were you aware of the sounds going on around you, as well? >> for me, after the first explosion, which i turned to, there was a lot of screaming.
to filter through and hear specific sounds. the unsettling thing for me personally was after the second explosion, was dead silence. we talked about that yesterday. that was the most unnerving part. in an incident like that, you almost expect that you would hear police activity, people shouting. it was quite literally, if i can kind of compare it to anything, it was almost as if everyone was gone in a moment. as in, we were -- the people around us, i was crouched beside the counter and she was behind the counter, it was as if we were the only people left in the exposed in a way. >> i don't want to bring up a difficult subject, as if this all isn't difficult, but you were on your way home. i'm assuming you're still now >> yeah. >> that would require going back flight. how do you feel about that? >> he says everything is going to be okay, so i want to believe him. i don't really ever want to set
need to get home. i'm going to do what i have to do. it's going to be difficult, but you have to be brave, i guess, be strong. i mean, i'm lucky enough to be able to go home and get to see my family. a lot of people aren't that lucky. i try to keep telling myself that. don't think you're going back to a terrible place. it's your catalyst to get home. >> good way to look at it. great to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> good to talk to you again. >> thank you so much. let's go back to you, savannah. >> matt, thank you so much. as you would expect at home, security is being stepped up at airports, train and subway stations across the country in response to what we saw happen in brussels yesterday. pete williams is at union station in washington, d.c. this morning. the train station there. pete, good morning. >> savannah, good morning to you. rail commuters across the country can expect to see more security on the ride to work this morning. airline passengers will see it, too. it is a precaution. officials say there's no
similar attack here. >> reporter: on commuter trains and subway systems from washington to los angeles, police are out in a highly visible show of force. beefed up security, too, in miami, chicago, and atlanta, with heavy armed foot patrols. more security, too, at many of the nation's airports, especially in the outer lub, where the airline ticket counters are. nationwide, specially trained units and bomb-sniffing dogs. plain clothes officers, too, and search of bags. >> we want communities to feel confident that we're here, we're able to respond. we have enormous capability if we need it tactically. >> reporter: amtrak is adding police and randomly screening luggage as passengers board the trains. it's an aggressive presence in new york city, with 50 officers surging into times square. the mayor made a point of riding subway to demonstrate the safety. >> expect to see extraordinary
coming days, as a sign of our readiness to protect people at all times. >> reporter: new york police say protecting mass transit there is a big chore. >> we employ a lot of technology, and we pay very close attention and learn from attacks that have gone on around the world. we deploy and train accordingly. >> reporter: most commuters say they're taking the extra security in stride. >> i'll be cautious and aware of my surroundings, but i also know i have a choice not to let it hold me back. >> reporter: train and subway riders and airport passengers will see more security for at least the next several days. >> and fbi agents are stepping up surveillance of terror suspects, looking for signs of copycat attacks at home. so far, officials say no sign of that. savannah? >> pete williams, thank you. general michael haden served as director of the cia. good morning. >> good morning. >> these attacks show we need to
better prepared. what does that mean in practice? is this country vulnerable? >> we are vulnerable, but not nearly as vulnerable as our european friends. there are a lot of things that are different. we have very good intelligence and security services. it's not a universal condition in europe. we're distant from the battlefields and, frankly, savannah, we are a different society. we assimilate immigrants better than our european friends do. the level of threat here is not zero, but it's not nearly what it was yesterday in europe or, frankly, is today in europe. >> you mentioned the failures of intelligence. we now know that authorities are looking for the so-called man in white, a person by the name of najim laachraoui who, in fact, was being sought for the paris attacks. does that ind koiticate there's been a breakdown in terms of law enforcement overseas? >> obviously, there was a failure because the attack took place. it may be a question of limited
anything else right now. many of the services in europe are small. the belgian service is particularly small. then, savannah, i have to add, there's been this grand debate over the last several years about the proper role of intelligence collection and individual privacy. the europeans have come down very strongly on the side of individual privacy, criticizing the united states. there was an interesting column in this morning's "post," where it said the europeans are turning to the american intelligence for intelligence products. even though they object to collection. we need to have that conversation over again with our european friends and, frankly, i think, make it a little more fact-based than the conversation months. >> very quickly, this all has taken place in the context of a presidential election here. you see proposals, particularly from donald trump, saying, let's
all muslims. you have ted cruz coming out saying, maybe there should be patrols and securing of muslim neighborhoods. they say that political correctness, their words, made us less safe. do you agree? >> i think we need to have an adult conversation about the role of islam and the civil war within islam. savannah, the main point here is in the united states, we may have radicalized individuals. we do not have radicalized communities. we have it within our ability to create radicalized communities and some of the rhetoric in the presidential campaign trends us toward that great, great problem. >> general michael hayden, good to spend a few minutes with you. thank you. >> thank you. these attacks are reignited debate in the presidential race over the best ways to protect our country. voters in three states were heading to the polls on tuesday, and the results are in. it was a split decision on the republican side. donald trump upon big in arizona. he stopped ted cruz by more than
cruz took it in utah, grabbing all 40 of that state's delegates with a commanding victory there. here's the overall count this morning. trump with 744 delegates. 468 for cruz. john kasich behind. on the democratic side, hillary clinton took arizona. bernie sanders won the two other states up for grabs, utah and idaho. let's look at the democrat delegates. clinton leads, 1,637 to bernie sanders' 928. as we mentioned, all of the candidates have had a lot to say about the attacks in brussels. national security and how to best deal with the terror threat. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is covering that angle of the story. good morning to you. >> good morning. first, a surprise announcement today. jeb bush is endorsing ted cruz, in his words, to overcome the divisiveness of donald trump. this follows a day that focused
>> reporter: terror aprod followbroad followed by tough talk at home. >> you declare jihad in america, we're coming after you. >> reporter: trump says police, in his words, patrol and secure muslim neighborhoods here in the u.s. before they becomrade calizedcal ize -- become radicalized. >> we need to stop isolated communities from festering jihadism. >> reporter: the head of the nypd slamming cruz's comments. >> i take great offense at his characterization of that whole population. >> reporter: donald trump crediting cruz for a good idea. john kasich, more critical, warning against alienateing muslim americans, needed to combat terrorism. >> just because you happen to be a muslim doesn't mean that you are a radicalized person that wants to destroy somebody in the west. >> reporter: the competing responses underscoring stark contrasts between the candidates. >> i would close up our borders to people until we figure out what's going on.
to be to keep the internet out? you know, that's not the world we live in any longer. >> reporter: for the accused paris bomber and other terror suspects, trump embraced torture tactics. waterboarding and more, he said. >> if they would have put him through the grill ten minutes after the capture, he probably would have ratted them out and maybe stopped this horrible terror attack. >> reporter: a new ad from an anti-trump group that targeted mormon voters is turning heads. with, meet melania trump, your next first lady, to r youor you can support cruz on tuesday. trump said, be careful or i'll spill the beans on your ad. cruz said if you attack heidi, you're more of a coward than i thought. #classless. >> the next faceoff is wisconsin, less than two weeks now. >> peter alexander in washington, thank you very much. by the way, we'll be talking to
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the country are 7:30 now. it's wednesday morning, march 23rd, 2016. it's the start of three days of national mourning in belgium for the victims of the deadly terror attacks on brussels airport and subway system. of course, the sadness and the questions will go on for much longer than that. matt has made his way to brussels for us this morning, and i can't imagine that was an easy journey. considering, matt, the transportation closures there, including the airport. >> that's right, savannah and dylan and tamron. you can't fly into brussels airport. we flew into paris last night, landing early this morning and made the three or three and a half hour drive from paris down
we saw a lot of police activity along the roadway. there are a couple toll plazas. we saw heavily armed police officers checking traffic, mostly going away from brussels. then there was one section of the road they'd closed down to one lane, and there were a lot of heavily armed police again actually looking into cars and stopping a few cars. i want to show you some of the newspapers out this morning. this one is the evening paper. it just says, tenir bon, meaning hang on. this one needs no translation. it just means, the horror. it's what people here are feeling, the horror of the attacks. even as the investigation continues to go on, that is what's topping our headlines today. the men involved in that airport attack here, seen in this surveillance image, have been named overnight. the so-called man in white who fled, identified as 24-year-old najim laachraoui.
in last year's paris attacks. belgian media had reported he was arrested. we're starting to hear some people walk back those reports. they're not exactly sure if that has taken place. the two men he was with, the so-called suicide bombers, they're the ones dressed in black, they're brothers. khalid and ibrahim bakraoui. again, all now have been identified. still unclear if that third person has been arrested. savannah? >> of course, we had an election yesterday in the presidential race. hillary clinton and donald trump added to their leads. ted cruz topped trump in the republican caucuses in utah, winning all the delegates there. bernie sanders beat clinton in both utah and idaho. president obama arrived in argentina overnight. a two-day state visit is planned there. he wrapped up his historic trip to cuba. we see him there at the baseball game. matt, back to you in brussels. savannah, thank you very much.
in brussels. and the tributes are pouring in for the victims. >> reporter: adele was at the airport heading to new york to visit her mother with her 3-year-old daughters when the bombs went off, killing her and injuring her husband and one of the twins. ruiz's brother confirming his sister's death to a tv station and writing on facebook, it's very complicated to describe this pain we're feeling at home. my sister, adelma tapia, died in the attacks and wasn't able to survive the jihadist attack we'll never understand. stephanie and jeff were at the airport with their mother, returning home to kentucky. moore waived good-bye to them while going through a security checkpoint, when she was knocked off her feet by a blast. dazed but uninjured, she tried to reach her daughter and son-in-law.
my husband called the american embassy, and started looking for them, too. >> reporter: they're still among the missing. among the injured, sebastian, a belgian pro basketball player who played in the states. according to media reports, the 37-year-old, 6'9" athlete, was thrown some 65 feet in the air by the explosion. >> he was l in the line at the counter to check in. dropped him off, six minutes later, the bomb went off and he was within radius of it. i was told he'll be fine. we don't know the extent of the injuries. >> reporter: two jet airways crew members were injured in the airport blasts. the indian embassy in belgium tweeting, they're out of danger and being treated by embassy staff. mason wells of utah suffered second degree burns and hit by shrapnel.
airport along with mormon missionaries, joseph empey, richard norby and fanny rachel clain. all are recovering. mason was in paris when 130 people were killed in last year's terror attacks. and also survived the boston marathon bombing. >> i think that experience of the chaos and civil unrest prepared mason for what he experienced today. >> sadly, attacks like these have become a new and almost terrifying new normal here in europe. nbc news analyst chisristopher dickey is the editor for "the daily beast." you spent the last 24 hours here. i just arrived. they say there are stages of grief. what stage of grief would you say the people in brussels are in now? >> well, i'd say close to -- not to denial but close to that. i think we saw this in paris, too. in the immediate aftermath, what you think is, it's a horrible
that's the most dangerous time. if there is another hit now, if there is another incident now, people are absolutely shattered. even in paris, when it didn't come off, but there was another attack, when we heard one was being plan and had disrupted, it was a terrible shootout, i remember people were shattered. requested? what questions need to be asked of the intelligence services here, of law enforcement here, of the politicians here? >> well, first of all, belgium is a tremendously disorganized country. went for almost two years without a government. it has multiple layers of belief. it tries to cooperate with the other services around europe, but it even has terrible difficulties with its internal operations. it's failed to integrate its muslim population well. there's only 500,000 muslims here, but they're not well integrated into this society. those are all problems to solve. but they're all problems that everyone has known about for a
can you solve them now that this has happened? probably not. >> you've also talked to me personally and privately about, you know, several different manifestos that laid out almost this exact scenario years ago. >> more than ten years ago. the most important one for this is one that said, basically, europe is the soft underbelly of the west and he can hit europe and divide it. there is a large muslim population, and the population should not be able to choose -- it should have to choose between being on our side, the side of islam and terror, or the side of the europeans. he wants to eliminate the gray zone in between. he wants to force the contradictions in the society. terror is the tool to do that. you see it happening. >> results of the last six months would say we're moving closer and closer to that reality. >> sure. >> christopher dickey, always good to see you. thank you so much.
back to savannah in new york. >> we turn to dylan in for al, big weather story in the midwest. >> yesterday in denver, it was 73. today, they're under a blizzard warning. we are going to see blizzard-like conditions. not so much because of a ton of snow. we should see about 4 to 8 inches of snow. it's very, very windy. it's going to reduce visibility. this storm system is going to stretch into the northern plains and the upper midwest. look at all of these winter storm warnings. it's a small band but includes northern iowa, southern minnesota and most of wisconsin. this is the area where we could end up with 12 to 16 inches of blowing sn today...sunny. highs in the upper 70s. thursday...partly sunny. highs in the mid 70s. friday...partly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning... then sunny in the afternoon. highs in the lower 70s. chance of rain 40 percent. saturday...sunny. highs in the upper 60s..sunday...part ly sunny. highs in the upper 60s. monday...mostly cloudy. showers likely in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. highs around 70. chance of rain 60 percent. tuesday...mostly
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we're back at 7:43. the terror attacks in brussels are highlighting the difficult of securing so-called soft targets. these are places that would-be attackers can enter easily and cause large-scale devastation for civilian populations. it's a troubling scenario for law enforcement officials here in the u.s. tom costello has been looking into this part of the story. he's at a tsa security check-point at reagan national airport. good morning to you. >> good morning. we all walk through soft targets every day. you could argue that this tsa check-point would be an attractive target to terrorists. by definition, soft targets are simply easy targets and not easy to defend. >> reporter: look around. soft targets are everywhere. busses, schools, hospitals, restaurants, shopping malls.
go freely y without significant security can be considered a soft target. easy for terrorists to attack. >> if you have a determined terrorist, who is willing to give up their life, it's almost impossible to prevent that across the board. >> reporter: we've seen it multiple times with devastating effect. london, 2005. 52 dead, 700 wounded after coordinated suicide attacks on the subway and bus systems. in paris last year, terrorists struck a theater, a restaurant and a kosher market, all soft targets. 130 killed, hundreds wounded. and in this country, a self-radicalized couple working out of their home shot and killed 14 people, wounding 21, at a holiday party. police later found three pipe bombs and speculated the terrorists had planned more attacks. >> in democracy, there are certain places where, by definition, you need lots of people to go there. and you can't have check-points
because you couldn't have the flow of people you need. >> reporter: in the attacks, security at airports worldwide has been beefed up this morning. outside security screening areas, they can be as vulnerable as shopping malls. >> airports are not built like castles. they're not built with security in mind. a lot are built for shopping. transportation and shopping. >> reporter: experts say especially when it comes to soft targets, the public has to be extra vigilant, looking out for people who seem to be surveilling a location, gathering information about things like shift changes, and testing security with false alarms. >> it boils down, and this is a saying that's a cliche but i believe it, see something, say something. >> it's a cliche because since 9/11, we've been hearing it, for 15 years. that's the danger. people won't do it anymore. that has been the most effective deterrent to stopping terrorist attacks. if you see something, say something. savannah, back to you. >> it works.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, evil has a name. three suspects in the terror attacks in brussels identified overnight. the airport suicide bombers, brothers, the man in white, already wanted by police for his alleged ties to the paris attacks. as belgium pauses to remember the victims today, wednesday, march 23rd, 2016. welcome back, everyone, to a split edition of "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer in brussels. we have savannah back in new york city.
good to seemorning to you. there are a number of developments in connection with the attacks. this morning we're learning the airport in brussels will remain closed until at least tomorrow night, matt. >> yeah, and that's not surprising, given all the damage we saw in that video over the last 24 hours. sources also tell nbc news that the bombs used in that attack were made of amonemonium nitrate. they weighed 44 pounds each. the suicide bombers and the man who was with them, the one who got away, have been identified. >> reporter: europe's most wanted man. there are conflicting reports from bellgian media and najim laachraoui has been arrested. the only accomplice from tuesday's attack believed to still be alive. a manhunt continues with a continent on edge. late tuesday during a series of
turned bomb factory, where the brussels attacks were believed to be planned. containing additional explosives, chemicals and an isis flag. a cabdriver led authorities there also recognizing security images on the news. as laachraoui and that little and ibrahim bakraoui, identified overnight as brothers, as the passengers he took to the airport tuesday morning. he told authorities the three acted suspiciously and carried extremely heavy lullggage. they didn't want him to handle. after 8:00 a.m. on tuesday, two suitcase bombs exploded in the brussels airport, killing at least 11. according to authorities, the devices contained glass and nails. x-ray of one of the wounded showing one nail embedded in his chest. an hour after those dual explosions at the airport, a second attack ripped through a brussels metro train at the
and forcing passengers to evacuate through the system's smoke-filled tunnels. earlier today, i spoke with a witness to the metro attack. >> it's incredibly sad, when a city as great as this is scarred by these awful attacks. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence officials say their working theory is this, the brussels attackers and paris massacre accomplice, salah abdeslam, are part of the same terror cell, linking brussels, paris and the attempted attack on a french train last august that was thwarted by american servicemen. one senior intelligence official said they picked up chatter on terrorist networks three or four weeks ago of an imminent attack somewhere in europe. adding, it is possible that last friday's arrest of abdeslam could have thrown that plan into high gear, or that another attack could still be in the works. >> american evan lamis works in brussels.
that was behind the one that was attacked by the terrorists, and took dramatic photos of the evacuation through a smoke-filled tunnel. nice to see you. >> than x.ks. >> you were in the train when you were reading about the attacks at the airport, right? >> i was on the way to work, checking the news, reading about the attacks at the airport. i was on the metro going toward the m a,albaalbeek station. we felt a blast of air, my ears popped and the blast went off at that point. >> did the connection to the airport bombings cross your mind at all? >> it took a while for things to register. every now and then, a metro will stop because of time problems, you know, a metro is a little too slow. at first, i thought it was a regular occurrence. the air blast i felt wasn't anything more than what you
through the window or a fan. then we heard some thudding in the distance. it really seemed far away. it really wasn't clear how close we were to the explosion. >> were they making announcement announcements to explain why they stopped the train? what were you hearing? >> when the train stopped, they put an announcement over the sound system saying there was a disturbance on the line and they were going to work to resolve it as quickly as possible. it was a few minutes before someone came from the front of the metro to the back, which is where i was, they installed a ladder and had us evacuate on to the track. >> smoke in the tunnel yet? >> there was smoke. smoke started to come a little into the metro, as well. it wasn't difficult to breathe, but there was definitely smoke lingering in the air. >> as you got aboveground, you had to then start to understand what was going on. were you seeing -- you were a stop away from maalbeck. were you getting reports on your
>> as we were exiting, i tried to figure out where it was going on. it seemed like it was in the distance. i first used my phone to try to contact a few family and friends, to let them know something was happening but i was okay for the moment. then immediately checked the news, at which point, there was con firfirmation that there was an explosion and that it was an attack at maalbeek station. >> the lives of everyone living in this city have been changed forever. can you foresee a day when you will comfortably go back on the metro system here and ride without constant fear? >> i think so. i mean, we've been under high security alert for some time. that had kind of become normal and part of everyday life here. i think life will eventually go on. you have to get used to things as they are. i think it's good to trust the authorities, to the extent that we can, about what to do to be safe. life will go back to normal eventually. i'm sure i'll take the metro to work once it's running fully again.
you gotten on the train, you'd have a different story this morning. i'm happy you're okay. >> thanks. >> thank you so much. not only evan but some of the other people we've spoken to, lucky to be able to tell their stories. 31 people confirmed dead in the attacks. that does it for us from brussels this morning. of course, we'll keep posted and keep you posted on any developments on this investigation. savannah, back to you. >> matt, thank you and stay safe. we'll take a turn now to tamron, in for natalie, this week. you're covering the president's trip. we're getting caught up on the president and other news stories. overnight, president obama arrived in argentina, making the first state visit by a u.s. president in nearly two decades. the commander in chief will meet with the president later today in an effort to reset diplomatic relations and trade ties with the country. president obama begins the two-day visit. it follows the historic trip to cuba, where tuesday, he defended his decision to attack a
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police officers should be securing and patrolling those areas? >> well, let's start out with what happened in brussels yesterday. all of us, our thoughts, our prayers are with those who were murdered, those who were injured. yesterday, i think, reminded everyone, really underscored, that we are facing a war. it is not -- this was not an isolated lone wolf. this was not an isolated incident. radical islamic terrorism, isis has declared jihad on the united states of america. >> no question about that. i guess the issue this morning is the response and trying to understand what it is you're recommending. >> i'll point out, you say there's no question about that. i'll tell you who disagrees with you. barack obama. hillary clinton. the entire obama administration refuses to utter the words, islamic radical terrorists. this administration is mired in political correctness and won't acknowledge this threat.
enforcement, proactive law enforcement. you know here in new york city, under mayor bloomberg, there was a proactive policing program, to work cooperatively with the muslim community to prevent radicalization. to target and find out who may be affiliated with radical islamic terrorism, who may be becoming radicalized and stop terror attacks before they occur. mayor de blasio, in an example of political correctness, defit befitting of obama and hillary clinton, said we won't >> the program has been a former supervisor of the program said in six years, it never led to one piece of a conviction. in fact, the supervisor was quoted as saying that it involved paying undercover officers to sit in cafes frequented by muslims, drinking
>> you need a concerted focus on stopping it. for example, if you have a problem with gang violence, you target the neighborhoods where gang violence is prevalent. you work to root out the gang members. >> would you then -- for example, you're saying, gang violence, you look, where is there gang violence, and we'll patrol those neighborhoods. when you talk about patrolling muslim neighborhoods, would you require suspicion before you patrol the neighborhood? >> i'm talking about focusing law enforcement and national security resources on areas, on locations where there is a higher incidence of radical islamic terrorism. one of the tragic reasons we saw this yesterday in brussels is europe's failed immigration laws allowed vast numbers of radical europe. >> i have to ask you about a series of tweets between you and donald trump last night. he criticized you, falsely i
that featured his wife melania in "gq" magazine in a state of undress. then he added, you should lay off his wife, and if not, he's going to spill the beans on your wife. it seems like a threat against way. trump. when he's unhappy, when he's scared, he lashes out. curses. he threatens people. donald is a bully. i told him last night, don't you try to attack my wife. donald is unhappy that he got clobbered last night in utah. wasn't even close. he lost by 69%. utah was now the tenth state where we've beaten donald trump. what does he do? tries to change the subject. the way he tries to change the subject is by lashing out and attacking my wife. i'm not going to stoop to that level. >> you're not responsible for the ad that featured melania trump, but do you think it's inappropriate?
donald is trying to threaten my wife, speaks volumes about character. >> senator cruz, good to have you with us. >> thank you. dylan is in for al. over to you. >> thanks. we are going to see a round of stronger storms develop later tonight. we have this area right in through st. louis, down through little rock and stretching to northeastern texas, where we could see strong storms with hail, damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes. it's not going to be an outbreak, but keep in mind, most of these storms will hit overnight. any time you get the storms overnight into the darkness, that's where we do see added problems. we are going to see that spread east as we go into tomorrow. on thursday, our best chance of stronger storms includes most of central tennessee, stretching down to alabama. same threats. heavy downpours, larger hail, damaging wind gusts with isolated tornadoes. then it'll fizzle as it moves to the east. on the northern side of the storm, we have the snow. that's where we could see 12 to
iowa into southeastern minnesota today...sunny. highs in the upper 70s. thursday...partly sunny. highs in the mid 70s. friday...partly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning... then sunny in the afternoon. highs in the lower 70s. chance of rain 40 percent. saturday...sunny. highs in the upper 60s..sunday...part ly sunny. highs in the upper 60s. monday...mostly cloudy. showers likely in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. highs around 70. chance of rain 60 percent. tuesday...mostly sunny. highs in the upper 60s. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, only one thing to do now and that's trending. we'll start in england, where the government asked the internet for help. now it's probably thinking, maybe it wasn't a hot idea. >> not always a good idea. >> the task was, what should we name our new research ship? a ship that is worth nearly $300 million. well, the government asked the public for suggestions. they got some good picks.
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equal marital bliss. >> do you know you just recoiled from my touch? >> i didn't. >> you recoiled from my touch like i'm a monster. >> oh, my god. >> in all the months we courted, i never dreamed you could be this cruel. >> cruel? >> yeah. >> are you serious, cruel? >> yeah. >> i don't want to get a scone with you this morning and now i'm cruel? >> allison williams, good morning. >> morning. >> scones are important in a relationship. >> sconegate, i guess. >> yeah. so you were left at the altar -- >> we know that but she doesn't. i think she's definitely sensed something is amiss. she had no examples of successful marriages around her, so she's making it up as she goes along. on sunday, we see how she reacts to the fight we just watched, which sets off a little bit of an excursion. >> sunday night is a marnie episode. >> it is. >> you're not going to tell me anything about it.
the history of the show where i have spoilers that i could spoil. i don't want to risk that. >> you know the more you say that, the more i want to know what the spoilers are. >> that's the idea. i try to get you to watch it. it's weird because this is a show where it's not that plot heavy, but there are a lot of things that go down on sunday night. i'm excited about it. >> well, we've watched marnie grow up, of course. >> yes. >> i like to think of the arc of her character as kind of like, she was little miss perfect. >> yup. >> then a hot mess. >> totally. hot is generous, by the way. >> piping hot, smoking. >> thank you, savannah. oh, my gosh. >> where is she now? >> what does it look like to be in a healthy marriage? what does it look like to be a productive, kind, loving wife? she's making it up as she goes along. she's working with kind of an infuriateing partner at times. i think she's doing her best to be the best wife she can be, but everyone has their limits. i don't know.
>> this is season five. >> yes. >> there will be a season six. >> yes. >> i'll use a grad school word on you. this is the penultimate season. >> i love that word. >> i knew you would. went to yale. >> great sat word. >> are you going through the stages of grief? >> i am. >> where are you? >> through all of them each day. it's exhausting. no, it's so weird, i always knew it was going to end, but i've been texting everyone associated with the planning and schedules of the show. being like, could you put it off a little bit longer? i don't want it to end. once it starts, it's the beginning of the end. then it's unlike every other year, i can't say, i'll see you next summer. it's like summer camp is ending. my counselor years is over. i've stretched it to the max. it's creepy if i hang around. >> maybe there will be a reunion. >> every decade, check in with the girls, see how they're doing. >> wear a name tag, otherwise i won't recognize you. >> no, no.
it's cliche that everyone says that when a show is ending. there's a reason we all say that. it's intimate, especially our job in particular, the show we do. it is intimate. >> exactly. >> it's very intimate. for example, to show how close our show is, jason, who is our boom operator who has been in some very vulnerable situations with us, just directed a documentary for lena and jenny. we're a family. >> speaking of family, you recently got marryied. >> i did. >> tom hanks officiated. >> who? >> he's a struggling actor. hired. so embarrassing. woody, right? i should have recognized him. he was great. >> how is married life treating you? >> it's good. it feels very much the same. i got a lot of delayed props for not being as crazy as a bride as marnie was. that was nice. my friends have a newfound appreciation for the monster i
it's opinion nice and scary they thought i had that in me. married life is awesome. we just did a round trip to alabama and back because i was shooting a movie. got the dog in the car. >> i wanted to ask you about the movie. it's a horror movie. >> it's a thriller, yes. >> that was my last question. did you get to do a blood curdling scream? >> i did not scream. >> do you want to scream now, to get it out? >> nope. i'm worried i will break the eardrums of whoever kind people are on the sound. >> thank you so much. looking forward to seeing what's next. we still have a little "girls" to go and a big marnie episode on sunday. >> yeah. up next, another big wedding to talk about. our couple kaitlin and john, t minus less than 24 hours from tying the knot live on this show. it's going to be amazing. we'll check in with them. first, this is "today" on nbc.
sometimes good to be alive right about now we're back at 8:45. we have the final preparations for our big fat today wedding. you voted on the rings, the dress, the cake, flowers, really everything. tomorrow, it all comes together live here on "today." >> we have big plans for a reception. inside one of the most storied spots in the world, the famed rainbow room. >> reporter: when the rainbow room o oned in 1934, 65 stories above rockefeller plaza, it was called the apex of new york style. >> when i'm on stage at the rainbow room, it makes me feel exhilarating. like you've arrived somewhere. >> reporter: brian is lady gaga's band member and often plays there. >> it's who has hung out there,
>> reporter: the likes of frank si sinatra and muhammad ali. >> the rainbow room is something we can aspire to and achieve. when we get there, we've reached the top. >> reporter: the supper club cost about $4 million to build, translated today. it was the setting of movies, like "prince of tides." >> we spent the last few hours at the rainbow room. >> reporter: and "sleepless in seattle." >> great table. >> thanks. >> reporter: with countless references on the small screen. >> either one of you been to the rainbow room. is it real expensive? >> how was the rainbow room? >> we had to leave early. there was a monetary discrepancy regarding the bill. >> reporter: in 2009, the rainbow room temporarily closed its doors, undergoing a five-year renovation. the original chandelier, rotating dance floor and dome,
every detail paying homage to before. and attracting today's biggest stars. >> the re-opening of the rainbow room in 2014 is acknowledgment of the past and a look toward the future. it is still great, as it was when it opened more than 80 years ago. >> you're in a time machine, taken back to another time. >> it's the best room in new york city. >> only the best for our couple, kaitlin and john. you guys are here. 24 hours. >> i know! >> rainbow room. your family is coming in, last night and today. >> yeah. >> what are you most excited for? >> i'm most excited for the experience, i think. i mean, to marry him and be able to do it in such a unique way, i think is so exciting. >> have they told you anything? do you know what you're wearing? do you know what the choices are? >> no. we literally don't find out the ring until it's on my finger. >> you're kidding! we know more about your wedding than you do. >> it's crazy. >> you know about andy grammer,
>> he sent you a message. >> congrats, kaitlin and john on your wedding. i'm psyched to see you on thursday. it's going to be awesome. >> that is so cool. >> you started having your friends and family alive. tomorrow is the big day. >> yeah. >> what have you been doing? >> so fun. >> we went to dinner last night. we were sitting there and we're all in new york. this is nuts. it kind of soaked in. i was like, wow, this is incredible. >> i'm like, we're trying to get enough sleep but we want to show them everything and time is going so fast. we're trying to balance it all but have a good time. >> what has people's reaction been? you'll get married on television television. friday will be interesting, walking around new york city. >> it's unbelievable, everything. just to be a part of it, everyone is thrilled. it's exciting. we're all just trying to soak it in and have fun and enjoy it. >> yeah. >> as much as we can. >> it's been a good introduction to our families, too.
they've been texting me. i'm like, it's nice you're excited for us. >> it's cool. >> it's a good introductory -- >> tonight is the last night not married. >> go to bed early. >> sleep in the bathtub? >> yeah. >> separate rooms, but it'll be nice. >> we're excited. it all happens in the blink of an eye. it will happen in the blink of an eye tomorrow. we'll doing something i don't think we have before. can't wait to see it. sleep well tonight. >> thank you. >> we'll have it live tomorrow. few surprises, too. put that out there. >> quick reminder, "my big fat greek wedding 2" opens this friday. coming up next, a delicious easter brunch smells so good. this is the italian way to serve
>> breakfast, bacon and egg. >> beautiful. let's get the ingredients. >> you can use anything you'd like. spaghetti works great. bay bacon. >> yes. >> onions, oil, egg yolk, just yolk, and of course you finish with some pepper. i add to the onions scallions for freshness. >> the egg and the pasta and people get scared. is this difficult to make? >> it is so easy. by the end, you're going to go home and make it for your wife. >> i'll make it. >> your wife is a good cook. >> this is one of her favorite pastas, actually. first, we get the bacon done? >> nice a crispy. then what i do, i put it on the side. here, i put the onion. put the onion? >> split the pan and do both? >> you know why? the onion is crisp, and the bacon is crisp but the onion will cook.
>> and cooking it in the bacon greece, grease, which is good. >> get it going like that. you know you add to this, to make the sauce, grate fresh pep ner -- pepper. >> yes, ma'am. i'm getting a facial here. >> this is nice and hot. this is how you make the sauce. >> are there a lot of pastas that use the pasta water? >> all the time. use it to loosen up your sauce. when in doubt, when you simmer, simmer, the density of the sauce, and then the pasta. i always get the question of how much salt. i go one, two. >> a pinch? >> there we go. >> that's a bunch. >> for this, i would say, it's one pound of pasta. you have about four or five
this much salt will do. put that in before the pasta. >> okay. >> this is cooking. i just -- you want to fish it out? >> you got it. that's still the mixture, the pasta water and the onions and bacon? >> yeah. i'm going to go on and -- >> you don't strain this, just put it right in? >> yeah. you don't need to strain it. you could strain it. but you know what? don't put in -- don't put in oil in the pasta water, and don't rinse the pasta. >> everybody downstairs is eating. you guys -- >> i couldn't be enjoying this more. >> perfect brunch, right, easter sunday? >> here's the best part. >> pasta water in here. >> half of this. how many eggs? >> two. and you add that. go ahead. stir that. >> yes, ma'am. >> okay. go ahead.
>> on the fire. >> you don't want to make scrambled eggs, so stir, stir. >> that's the whole thing here. >> see how creamy? >> you added the egg to the pasta water. how long do you cook the egg? >> you know what? if they're afraid, use pasteurized eggs. shut the fire. keep mixing, carson. >> eat up, guys. today.com/food for this great brunch recipe. back after your li'm carolyn bruck. happening today, former state senator "malcolm graham" is officially kicking off his campaign for
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this morning on "today's take," we have a fuller house. lori lockis our co-host. plus, ewan mcgregor in his wild ride in his new movie. plus, mind-bending magic. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, march 23rd, 2016. happy birthday to my brother.
>> happy birthday to your brother. >> tamron with dylan. natalie and willie are off. our guest co-host is "fuller house" and "when calls the heart" star lori loughlin. you picked out our jam. >> this song will be in my head the rest of the day. >> it's catchy. my buddy,. >> "cake by the ocean." >> it's all you need the know. >> you're so busy. >> i'm doing a series for hall squn hallmark, "when calls the heart," and a mystery series, "garage sale mystery." >> how do you keep it straight? >> i don't know.
oh, there you are, lori. joust just pop up. i'm excited to be here though. >> how do you keep this balance, with fanfare of "fuller house," hallmark. everyone wants a piece of you and we're lucky to have you. >> thank you so much. it's been amazing. the reception for "fuller house" has been off the charts. "when calls the heart," we are growing every week in the ratings. not only that, we have a great fan base called #the hardies. we tweet every sunday night. we're the number two show on twitter that's trending behind "walking dead." i figure, if we add a zombie on to "when calls the heart," we'll take over twitter. >> what is it about for people who haven't seen it? >> "when calls the heart" is a period piece but it is relatable to today. i play a woman, abigail stanton. when we meet her the first season, she lost her husband and son in a mining accident.
and prevailing. in the third season, i find a new love interest, possibly adopting a child. >> oh. >> it's a great, great show. it's not just for women. it's a family show. it's a feel-good show. it's a forget your problems show. makes you laugh, makes you cry. check it out if you haven't. i think you'll enjoy it. >> "fuller house" in 1910. >> exactly. >> "fuller house" has been picked up for another season? >> exciting, right? i don't think any of us didn't think it would be. >> everyone was obsessed with it. >> the excitement was big. >> we're inundated with so many things. often times when you reboot or look back, it's not done right. you did it right. >> i think we did, yes. that's kudos to jeff franklin and john stamos. they made sure we found the right home. i think netflix is cool and the place to be right now. i think it was the perfect way
it's a spin-off show with candice cameron, jodie sweetin and amber basher. >> what have been your kids' reactions to the show? >> they're self-sufficient. i think they miss me but it's good, little independence. taking care of themselves is good. plus, their dad is with them all the time, my husband. >> we saw a picture of you guys together. you clearly share the genes here. >> strong genes. >> beautiful family. >> what is it like, having a 16 and 17-year-old? >> oh, my gosh, it's butterflies and sunshines every severy day. oh, they're so lovely. they shower me with hugs and kisses. it's fantastic. >> what was the last drama with the teen girls in the house? >> doesn't matter what i say. yesterday, i was texting my daughter. i kid you not. i was giving her advice about
you don't have to be so angry. angry? i was like -- >> delete, delete, delete. >> i have learned though that moms are not always, you know sh the the texting is to the point, here's what i need to say. the younger generation uses smiley faces. >> and one word answers. i'll send a paragraph or two and not get back, not just yes. ya, y-a. >> do you have a bit moji? >> i do. >> reply with that. i'm not kidding around. >> i'll line it up. >> can we show this throwback? >> oh! >> tell us about this picture. >> john stamos is going to kill me right now. he's eating a plate of pasta. >> it's wednesday. >> it is wednesday.
that was from craft service. we were eating food on set. i think that picture was taken 25 years ago. how good is his hair? it's still good. when i posted that picture, he texted me, what is up with that picture? now it's on the "today" show. he'll be really happy. >> maybe payback for john is this. here is a throwback wednesday. look at the commercial. >> oh, no! >> mm-hmm. >> very classy but very affordable new recipes for less. lean, tender roast beef and topped with tomatoes, lettuce and mayonnaise, all on a deli roll. come to arby's. >> that is so embarrassing. >> one of four price delis at arby's. >> arby's for life for that? >> that is embarrassing. >> that was revenge from john
>> how high was my voice? i don't remember doing that. >> remember the check? >> i'd think you'd drive by arby's every day and be like, i'm the arby's girl. >> i own you, arby's. >> i don't know how old i was. maybe 14. i don't even know. i don't really remember doing it. >> you started that young? >> i started modeling when i was 11. i did start young. then i did a daytime soap opera, "the edge of night." that was three and a half years. next time, you should dig up some of those clips. that'll really -- >> another clip that caught our attention. this time, it's a movie. "bridget jones." >> i like it. >> we got our glimpse of the new film. "bridget jones' baby." that's the name. returning, of course, is rene, colin firth, patrick dempsey.
i'm ready for this i'm ready for this >> making sure it was the british humor from the first one. >> that's going to be really fun. september 16th in theaters. that's my daughter's birthday. >> that's my birthday. >> i knew i loved you. >> thank you. >> now you'll never forget my gift. >> never. >> arby's for life. >> lifetime gift certificate to arby's. >> i have it laying around. forgot about it. >> somewhere in my mother's attic. >> producers asked what romcom sequel you'd like to see. >> i was torn between "groundhog's day," which -- >> is that a romcom? >> i thought so. >> bill murray. >> it's not "caddyshack." >> oh, i thought that's a love story? >> bill murray, there you go.
mail." tom hanks in any romantic rom addy. >> i'd like to see "pretty woman." >> where are they now? >> i think they're madly in love, living a fabulous lifestyle. >> mine was "noting hill" and "love actually." >> julia roberts in both of ours. >> where would everyone be in "love actually"? >> it's the best. >> best christmas film. >> if willie and al were here, they would say, no, no -- >> "holiday"? >> "die hard." >> "die hard" is a holiday movie? >> that's their holiday pick. >> my husband agrees. >> i love "the holiday." >> that is good. >> cameron diaz. >> same story with a bunch of things happening about once. who doesn't like puppies? it's national puppy day. >> i was hoping we'd have a litter of puppies here.
>> we have pictures. >> pictures of pictures that came out. there's this artist that's a dog, complete with a bourree. dog vinci. he loves to paint. his owner says the paintings are selling between $50 and $200. all proceeds donated to animal-related charities. >> so sweet. >> he loves to pick out his own colors toorks s colors, too. >> my golden retriever is a slacker. >> what's her name? >> bianca. she's the best. she always loves me and is nice to me. never sends mean text messages. don't be angry. >> we have more fun planned with lori. meanwhile, we have the forecast. what do you got? >> a snowstorm. we haven't talked about many this season. now that we're into spring, we're talking about snowstorms every other day. we have the snow through denver,
aroundings in effect until 6:00 local time. we have windy conditions, reducing visibility. the snow is going to extend, especially into parts of northern iowa and southern minnesota and wisconsin. that's where we're going to see our heavier band of snow. the winter storm warnings are lining up in that small area. if you time it out, we'll see the snow exit denver into tonight. then sioux falsels, south of minnesota and it'll go east. bringing snow through northern new england with snow expected in the higher e today...sunny. highs in the upper 70s. thursday...partly sunny. highs in the mid 70s. friday...partly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning... then sunny in the afternoon. highs in the lower 70s. chance of rain 40 percent. saturday...sunny. highs in the upper 60s..sunday...part ly sunny. highs in the upper 60s. monday...mostly cloudy. showers likely in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. highs around 70. chance of rain 60 percent.
the upper 60s. >> that's your latest forecast. >> one of your daughters does a youtube with makeup tutorial? >> olivia jade. she's doing well. she is. >> really cool. >> more with lori later on. up next, ewan mcgregor tells us about his wild ride in "miles alright, let's do this. i got minds to twist and values to warp. mr. tyler, your skittles portrait. that is e to the z oh twiddly dee-sgusting! you haven't heard me sing diddly-ding yet. dream on! higher. dream on! i think a little higher! dreammmm onnnnnnnn! dreammm onnnn! rock the rainbow.
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baby cousin's gonna love that isn't she. oh my gosh. ... and gather all the right ingredients. we're gonna make the same meal this year. i wish sarah was here. i know, mom. but the happiest moments in life don't always come from a cookbook. look who's joining us. happy easter. they come from the heart. find low prices every day on fresh food for your easter meal. walmart. actor, producer and director ewan mcgregor has appeared in over 70 films and tv shows, from adventures such as the "star wars" prequels as obi-won kenobi to "black hawk down," and the occasional musical, like "moulin
>> now, he's in a biopic about miles davis. he's a journalist attempting to write a biography of the jazz musician, but it's proving more difficult than expected. >> i'd rather hear it in your own words, you know? >> in my words? >> that would be great. >> all right. okay. i was born, moved to new york, made music. >> that's it? later. >> a lot to fill in. fill in the blanks about your character. >> dave is down on his luck. journalist. life started unraveling. he finds out where miles davis lives, and he feels like if he can get the scoop interview --
miles davis had disappeared from five years. he didn't play music. he feels like if he can get in there and get this story, then it could save his career and get him back on track. so he pretends to be a journalist from "rolling stone" magazine, though he's not. >> he's not? >> no. he's pretending to be. >> the character is fictional, too, right? >> yeah. i mean, he's a sort of -- i suppose they drew from the record producers miles might have had. but my character is entirely made up, yeah. >> is it true that you get the call, set up a meeting at your own house and you almost miss the actual meeting? >> it's embarrassing. makes me really embarrassed. i like motorcycles and i'd taken delivery of a brand-new
i met don once or twice and i really like him as an actor, person, a talent. i wanted to be involved in the film. i said, come over to my house and we'll talk about it tomorrow. in the morning i took my kids to the school. when i got back, i said, i'll take the motorbike out for a quick ride. don. i was riding along and suddenly went, oh! >> how fast did you get it up to? >> i was so late. he was reading an article in my living room when i got back. he said to me since, i just felt, oh, yeah, he's that guy, is he? makes me wait at my house and he's not there. i have to sit and read an article. okay. it was embarrassing. >> what was it like working with don as an actor and a director? >> it was my first experience of being directed by the actor you're working with in the scenes. i learned a lot from him. i've done it since.
i realized i learned a lot from watching don and how he tackled it. he was seamless aboutut it. he's very, very -- it makes the thing more inclusive as an actor. you don't have somebody coming from the other side of the monitor. you have somebody that's in the scene with you. it makes you feel more included in a way. i think it's nice. >> in the moment, you're acting and he's like, ewan, can you just take the edge off? >> no. >> remember the motorcycle incident? >> cut, cut, cut. >> the first couple times you get direction from your acting partner, it's awkward, yeah. then it becomes the normal. >> fantastic movie. >> thank you. >> thank you for stopping by and being on time. thoughtful of you. >> yeah. "miles ahead" opens nationwide april 22nd. >> thank you for having me. a match made in music heaven. katy perry and dolly parton.
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raise your hands in the air because the club is open. a little hump day pop fix. now put your hands down. one of the most infamous sports stories is going to be on the big screen. tonya, top-ranked athlete and, of course, we know her career ending. the connection to the attack on rival nancy kerrigan, which happened one month prior to the 1994 winter olympic games. while there is no word on who might play nancy kerrigan, margot is producing the movie and looking for an actress. huge year, starring in two highly anticipated movies this summer.
can't wait for "suicide squad." talk about a dream duet. katy perry and dolly parton are expected to perform a medley of dolly's classics. katy could barely contain her excitement, tweeting, my prayers have been answered. i am but one sequence on this living legend's costume. >> might be one of the best tweets of the day. it'll be a big night for dolly. she's receiving an award for her tv movie "coat of many colors" based on her childhood in tennessee. you can catch them at the acm awards on april 3rd. we're excited about that. how about these dance partners? channing tatum and his wife jenna are teaming up for an unnamed dance competition show airing on nba. jenna will be a judge and mentor, while channing will
no word if the "magic mike" star will bust moves on camera. we can only hope. it's a return to their roots. they met co-starring in the 2006 hit "step up." yes, they did. the movie also launched both of their careers. i'm thinking, since my club never has anybody in it to dance, what if lori loughlin decided to be my dance -- oh, look at those moves. >> yeah. >> shake it out. you should see lori do the whip happening now? the perfect brow new brow drama pomade crayon from maybelline new york. our 1st creamy, pigmented wax crayon sculpts and tames as it colors, in one easy swipe. maybelline's new brow drama pomade make it happen maybelline new york discover new magnum double raspberry. made with the perfect balance of raspberry ice cream, luscious raspberry sauce,
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in light of brussels and other recent attacks in europe, the u.s. state department has issued a travel alert. it advises americans in europe to avoid crowds and be extra cautious during religious holidays and at large festivals or events. terrorist groups are planning near term attacks targeting sports events, tour sites, restaurants and transportation. it expires on june 20th. new research suggests plastic may affect your waistline. the study found exposure to a substitute chemical often used to replace bpa in plastic,
worth. researchers created a human cell model to test the effect of exposure to the replacement chemical bps. after a 14-day period, they found cells exposed to the smallest amounts exhibited an accumulation of fat. starbucks is launching an effort to donate 100% of its leftover food to u.s. food banks. the coffee chain has been donating unsold pastries for years. now it found a safe way to add perishable items like sandwiches and salads to the end of the day pickup. starbucks will work with feeding america, a nonprofit organization which runs a national network of food banks. it hopes to donate about 5 million meals this year. they say money talks and we're learning it might also say a lot about your age. generational divide when it comes to paying for purchases costing less than $5. according to a study released today by credit cards.com, 41%
prefer cash for small transactions. 40% prefer debit cards. among those 50 and older, cash is key. 74%. millenials are the most likely to use debit and credit cards. let's get a check of the forecast, dylan. there you are. >> we'll do the swap out. got a spring snowstorm to talk about. it's going to hit from the rockies where we have blizzard conditions in denver and extend up into the upper midwest. also a risk of stronger storms, especially overnight, in yellow, including missouri to arkansas. large hail, damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes possible. tomorrow, we'll lose the wide spread nature of the snow but still looking at a wintry mix and stronger storms spreads to the east. today...sunny. highs in the upper 70s. thursday...partly sunny. highs in the mid 70s. friday...partly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning... then sunny in the afternoon. highs in the lower 70s. chance of rain 40 percent. saturday...sunny. highs in the
the upper 60s. cloudy. showers likely in the morning...then a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. 70. chance of rain 60 percent. sunny. highs in the upper 60s. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you, dylan. speaking of weather, now that spring is here, the afternoon showers are soon to follow. here to help us stay dry and fashionable, the style director from "good housekeeping" magazine. good to see you. >> good to see you. it's all about fashion and function in the rain. >> i'll let you launch in for us. >> how cute is mooshu? doll gi doggy umbrella. >> does it work? >> lori loughlin is laughing at us. >> because she loves it.
is a "good housekeeping" $75. functionable and fashionable. and these cute flats. yes, they're waterproof. >> waterproof? >> don't you love that? >> under $25. that's cute. >> and now you know how >> yes. >> i don't. >> i do every day. >> amazing. this is for you, tamron. we put sam here in an american eagle outfitters windbreaker, super cute and waterproof. we also gave her these old navy stay white jeans. the different thing about these is they've been treated. we pray a little water on sam, and you'll see it starts to bead up and slowly tread down. see how it's falling? >> incredible. >> under $50. >> awesome. >> now, here's the part i want you to know about. this is called the city seat. this probably happened to you.
wet when you sit. >> not in public, no. that sounded horrible. i meant like a shower. >> brush the water off. it's been treated. >> you're a pro. >> they're like $35. keep it with you and look super fashionable. >> you don't have to -- you know what i do? i put a plastic bag i found from the trash. >> here's a gift for you. >> okay. >> moving on. good morning. we have a total professional girl here. she's in this trench coat from sears. $35. the bags. >> i spend a lot of time in vancouver. i need this. >> $25 and it'll protect your ncy bag you have. >> great. >> the other thing we want to talk about, have you ever dropped your phone in the water? >> yes. >> we've all done it. >> not pretty. devin is going to take her phone and put it in this pelican case. >> oh! >> drop it in.
>> or another $400. >> exactly. it'll work. they're professional girls. we can't forget about the professional guys. mr. david, our "good housekeeping" staffer, as well. target trench coat under $50. >> nice. >> also has a waterproof tie. this is from vardama. dip in your tie. it's under $90. even a little further. it kind of beads off. >> look at that. >> waterproof ties. umbrella umbrella. from hsn, the ultimate umbrella. no amount of wind will ruin this. it comes with an app. let's check our phone. still works, folks. this is the ring alert. if you buy this umbrella, you get the app and it dings you if you have a 40% chance of rain. >> fun stuff over here. >> i'll go through the wind and the rain. over to our wonderful family
we'll start with grandma, watching the kids for her daughters. we have here a trench coat from kohl's. a softer color, really light. we gave her this reflective umbrella from uncommon goods. $35. >> when you're walking at night. >> all about safety first. though they look great. we have mr. luke in his raincoat. >> i hear you can roar, huh? >> can we hear the roar? >> real quickly, we want to talk about the boots and the jacket. >> come on in here. they're $30, love it. >> cute little boot and fashionable jacket. lena over here in her zara transparent raincoat. it was a lot. >> i want every single one of these in adult versions. >> endorsement from the weather. >> i approve of all these items. up next, a magician who can impress even the biggest stars.
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he's becoming one of the hottest magicians in the carbonaro. >> he pranks unsuspected people with magic tricks. >> including one that'll leave your head spinning. check it out. >> press the green button. little quicker. >> that's scary. >> it feels so good. press the red button. it'll take it the basic -- oh, a little bit -- >> oh! oh, my gosh! >> oh, my gosh. i'm okay. i understand what happened. the remote is a little wacky. >> i freak out watching your show. you are back. welcome. good morning. >> thank you very much.
what sort shanannigans can we expect? >> people don't know i'm a magician, so i get people to think they're having a crazy day. they believe in this stuff. >> one clip featured shaquille o'neal helping you out in a trick. was he the biggest prop you've ever used? >> when people dream of a lovely assistant, you immediately say, i would love shaquille o'neil. he wouldn't wear the dress but he was wonderful. we did a great trick and it made it real for the person there. he was great. >> is it tough being a tv magician. that people can go back in slo-mo? >> i perform live, too, which is always better. i'm going on tour soon, so it's great to meet the fans and have
these are hd cameras, right? >> i would use this -- feel the hand. it feels real, right? >> yeah. >> this is an hd ready hand. >> what does that mean? >> people can't slow it down and watch them. will you try something with me? >> i'm shaquille o'neil. >> upgrade. >> i'll pull your chair out. >> the real "magic mike. >> hands go on top of the table. two middle fingers are touching. >> glad i got a manicure yesterday. >> you'll do what i do. keep your elbows straight. >> i'm not tall enough. >> try and bring your right hand in toward yourself.
hand? >> the one hand. >> oh. release them. i have mine almost all the way >> how do you do it? >> it's an hd hand. >> oh, my goodness. >> lori, if i grab my wrist, i can pull it more. the cameras can see, it has to be stretched for hd. see how far over it can go? >> how are you doing that? >> if i can click it. >> he has no -- >> all the way around. >> oh, my goodness. it looks real. >> it does look real. >> are you a contortionist? >> i watched it go around. >> it's hd for the hd cameras. the hand used to be -- they say the hand is quicker than the eye. with hd cameras, the hand is slightly slower. >> does that hurt? >> i've had it replaced. >> i can't get my arm that way. >> i had my head replaced for the other trick. >> there's no way you can get it around. >> no, not without hd.
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you know her as fbi special agent dana in the hit show "x files." now, gillian anderson is in "sold." >> it's a story of a young girl sold into a trafficking ring and what she'll do to get her freedom back. >> good morning. >> we were talking in the commercial break, this film is a call to action. for everyone who sees it. >> this is a film about a young girl who is trafficked from a small town in nepal to a prison brothel in kolkata. but human trafficking is a $150
it's one of the fastest growing black market industries, the sale of children for the sex trade. >> yeah. they're trading their children to being a housekeeper or what? >> usually if they need extra income for their -- just within their family, sometimes they can be coerced to sending their child away in order to make money, in order to bring extra money in. what they don't realize is they've just sold the child -- or given away the child to a trafficker, who has sold them to another city and they never see the child again. the child ends up going into the sex trade and doesn't get paid themselves, beaten and threatened and treated like a prisoner. >> you play a u.s. photographer. who is your character based on? >> she's based on a humanitarian photographer who worked for many years documenting human slavery.
20 million and 30 million slaves in the world today. around the world, including in our own cities we live in, washington, d.c., new york. she has gone to extreme lengths to document people who are in human slavery. this character is based on her work, and she ends up leading some of the local law enforcement to do a raid on this brothel and save this girl and imprisoned there. it's really the light of this child and her determination which, at the heart of this film, makes you so moved by the subject matter and her story, which is the story of hundreds of thousands of children around the world. >> tell us about the campaign. >> it's a campaign to raise money and awareness to get children into schools.
are educated up to the age of 16, they have an 80% less chance of being trafficked. it's an effort to just get kids into schools, period, so they can learn vocations and have an education, a better life. >> this is a problem at home, too. >> yeah. >> it's not just overseas. it's in our own backyard. >> every single day, girls are on the missing lists in new jersey, new york, washington, d.c., who go missing. what they find out many years later is they were actually trafficked into sex slavery.
i'm carolyn bruck. we're following breaking news in chesterfield county, south carolina -- where we've just learned that embattled pageland police chief larry brown is stepping down. brown gave a letter to town councilors last night, announcing his retirement. brown was named second- in-command earlier this month, under the county sheriff -- after half the police department quit when brown was reinstated from suspension. a reason for that suspension
chesterfield county sheriff jay brooks will remain in charge of the police . brown's last day as chief will be april 6. the spring weather is finally coming back... larry has the first forecast. today...sunny. highs in the upper 70s. thursday...partly sunny. highs in the mid 70s. friday...partly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning... then sunny in the afternoon. highs in the lower 70s. chance of rain 40 percent. saturday...sunny. highs in the upper 60s..sunday...part ly sunny. highs in the upper 6.nday...mostly oudysws kely in the rn.hen aance of shors and thundstorms thefrnoon. g around 70. ance of in0 percentesday...mostly nny. hig in the upper 6.day foeate senatorlcolm graham ll officiallykick off his campaign for congress. he's hosting a rally in charlotte, where he'll announce his candidacy for north carolina's 12th congressional district. the rally is set for noon at the mosaic village multi-purpose room on west trade street. one of graham's challanger... incumbent congresswoman alma adams will be also be in charlotte. she's holding a news
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>> and i'm looking forward to your trip today to israel. >> and a special tribute to frank in one of the most incredible places in if world. i think it's the most incredible place. frank just loved it. we'll share that. >> one of your favorite people in the world this year, carol lee, is in "tuck ever lasting" about a family that lives. >> forever. and is headed to broadway. also starring a wonderful guy named michael parks, a beautiful cast. and you might just get a glimpse of her -- nope. you, you might get a glimpse of you behind us when she sings. maybe's downstairs. because you sent in your best days pictures. remember that? >> it will be part of it. are you guys ready for words of wisdom? >> why not. >> here we go. >> courage is not having -- wait let me do it again. courage is not having the