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brett: the "today show" is next on wesh 2. michelle: local, live, late-breaking coverage continues right now on cw18. brett: we' ve got something fun for you today. our own top sixteen bracket. we' re letting you pick orlando' s best ride. we' ll unveil the bracket, this morning. michelle: and look for news updates anytime, inside the wesh 2 mobile app. [captioning performe good morning. snowy start to spring. millions across the northeast waking up to a messy, monday commute. a foot of snow expected in some areas. schools shut down in boston. al is tracking it all. history in havana. president obama kicks off his ntroversial trip to cuba. the first by a u.s. president in nearly 90 years. >> this is a historic visit, and it's a historic opportunity to engage directly with the cuban people. >> the president set to meet
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lester holt is there live. mr. trump goes to washington. donald trump reportedly set to meet with republican party leaders today, ahead of a key speech on america's role in the middle east. this as the gop front runner says he doesn't condone the growing violence at his rallies but understands it. and pure madness. a string of fantastic finishes caps a wild weekend at the ncaa men's basketball tournament. from buzzer beaters -- >> rises up, and it's good! it's good! >> to last-second heroics. >> no. >> to a comeback for the ages. >> throws it into the hands, and lays it in. >> the unbelievable ending being called one of the best ever. today, monday, march 21st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news,
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and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, everyone. let's say you're not a college basketball fan. you don't really care about the game. march madness is special. >> it's so exciting. it always lives up to its reputation. it's exciting to watch all the teams i pick lose. it's a joy. >> you don't care about your own bracket because it's so exciting to watch the games. we'll give you a recap in a couple minutes. our top story this morning is this spring snowstorm here in the northeast. after what amounted to a really mild winter. we'll get al's forecast in a moment. first, miguel almaguer is in massachusetts. good morning to you. >> good morning. this is an interesting way to kick offspring. we've had steady snow in cape cod the last few hours and i want to take you to a picture
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it is a bit of a winter wonderland. i'll give you a shot of the coastline because that's where the storm is headed, mostly off coast, but it is clipping this are re jon region. it's been a sloppy commute for many people traveling along the northeast. while we're not seeing a dramatic amount of snow, we're seeing somewhere from 6 inches to a foot of snow across this region. it'll be steady for the next couple hours. diminishing by this afternoon. it's enough snow that in boston, they were asking to shut down schools this morning. they did do that across the region. the snow will be light for the next couple hours and diminishing by later this afternoon. back to our drone, you can see it is loef ly vely. we expect it to be picture perfect the next several hours as the morning commute begins to dissipate. out here, we're expecting to have the sun pop up later on this afternoon.
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should have fairly dry roads. it's going to be a beautiful day. matt, just for comparison here, last year at this time here in the boston region, we had more than 100 inches of snow. this year right now, about 25. about 1/4 of the snowfall. a mild winter but we are having a late one here. back to you. >> not too much to complain about. thank you very much. my kids are happy with the two-hour delay on long island. >> also, we have dandelions in matt's garden -- >> daffodils. >> we're concerned about them. >> they came up too early. >> this ended in new york city and is making its way through western massachusetts and down east maine. we'll see this continue during the afternoon. it ends in long island by mid-morning. boston, snow till noon. could be sloppy travel. for the most part, that'll be the worst of it.
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eastern end of maine. 6 to 8 inches as you get closer to east port. the forecast models, europe versus the american. thursday, the american model, almost nothing in new york city. 4 inches to new england. look at the european model. we're giving this to the american model, ladies and gentlemen. usa! so far, both models have instituted new and improved computers, new and improved software. this one, the american won. >> there you go. thanks for keeping us up to date on that, al. let's talk about the president now and his historic trip to cuba. the first family arrived last night and took a walking tour through the rain in old havana. on the president's agenda, a meeting with raul castro. "nightly news" anchor lester holt is in havana. good morning. >> good morning. history being made. the president waking up here on cuban soil.
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president to visit here since calvin coolidge dropped in in 1928. fidel castro wasn't even 2 then. the entire first family along for the trip, acting like tourists. doing what most tourists do, taking a walk through old havana. >> reporter: sparse crowds line the streets under a steady downpour as the president's motorcade made its way through the city. his first stop, the cathedral in old havana. mr. obama took an impromptu detour to shake hands and smiling and waving at a crowd. inside, the president met with the controversial cardinal, ortega, who some criticized for not being more forceful about human rights. then on to a museum, where a portrait of president lincoln greeted the first family. finally, dinner at a restaurant
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the sight see seeing is a preclude to the real business of the trip which begins later this morning when the president meets with cuban president raul castro. they'll likely discuss lifting the u.s. trade em bardo bargo and cuba's human rights record. before the president arrived, the ladies in white were arrested, chanting, freedom. one of the highlights of the president's trip is expected to be when he addresses cubans on tuesday. >> it's a historic opportunity to engage the cuban people and lay out our future that's bright brighter than our past. >> reporter: i asked about that when i sat down with cuba's top man. >> did you think the day would come, when the u.s. president would address the people? >> i'm confident this is the day it is right time.
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the president's trip is already under fire from republican front runner donald trump, who mock td fact that the president was met by cuban's foreign minister, not president raul castro. tweeting that castro greeted the pope and others. no respect. >> white house says no big deal that raul castro wasn't at the airport. they never anticipated or expected it. it was planned that the official greeting would take place today. there will be a big state dinner later on here in havana. matt, as i send it back to you, i'll point out that i bought this blazer first. >> that's okay. i feel like i'm in good company, lester. let me remind people that you're going to have much more on the president's trip to havana and cuba on nbc "nightly news" tonight. all eyes will be on donald trump today. he's heading to the capitol for high profile events.
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after more violence happened at trump's rallies this weekend. peter alexander has the latest. >> good morning. the latest attack, perhaps the ugliest yet. a u.s. airman charged with misdemeanor assault that took place at trump's rally. groundhog day. more protests, more critics, yet more likely than not, during the next round of voting tomorrow, he expands its delegate lead. donald >> reporter: donald enjoying his success with a serenade. and one of the most violent situations yet. >> klu klux klan hat on. >> reporter: a man sucker punched and repeatedly pounded and kicked. >> this political movement has
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may get beat to death inside of a rally. >> reporter: trump concede ing the beating was tough to watch but saved his harshest words for professional agitators. >> how come we're the bad people all the time? what about the people using horrible profanity, horrible words, and closing up highways, why are they never the bad people? it's an incredible thing. >> reporter: trump's campaign manager grabbed a protester's collar, another man pulling the young man back. >> i give him credit for having spirit. he wanted them to take down the horrible, profanity-laced signs. >> reporter: tomorrow, trump's favorite in arizona and ted cruz in utah. the senator winning romney's vote. trump questioning romney's faith. >> are you sure he's a mormon? >> reporter: trump is mocked on this week's "the new yorker." still, the billionaire is looking for the last laugh. in washington today, reportedly keeping with key republican lawmakers.
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of speeches before a pro israel group, where jewish republicans are weary of his neutrality on the conflict. >> trump expected to speak later this afternoon. for his meeting in washington, what's striking is almost no republicans will acknowledge whether they're going to this. house leaders want nothing to do with it and others aren't saying a thing either way. anti-trump conservative groups are promising a backlash for any lawmaker spots going in. >> peter alexander, thank you. >> mark halperin is the managing editor of "bloomberg politics." good to see you. >> good morning. >> the apex speech is a room filled with people who don't want generalities. they want specifics. they want you to prove you understand the complexities of middle east policy. what's at stake for donald trump. >> this is a big week for him and this speech symbolizes it.
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the room, but also to people who want a serious president to deal with a serious world, that he can be a serious man. he's never given a speech if like this in his entire life. tonight is the night he can show people he understands the difficulties and the complexities of being president. >> forgive me if i'm skeptical. the average trump supporter, do they care if he does well before this group of influential lobbyists in washington? >> the average trump supporter doesn't, but the average american wants someone who can handle this. he wants the opportunity to say, i'm a serious person. the trump speck keptics say he'll fail. those who are optimistic about his chance to be president says tonight is a night he can prove he's a serious person. >> on the campaign trail, another incident of violence at a trump rally over the weekend. it seemed in being interviewed
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blame the protesters and not his supporters, or even himself, for setting a tone. is that going to continue to work? >> he has to take more command of this, both in the mechanics of how things work and the tone. he hasn't done it. but he has the first amendment right to hold events. he has events disrupted. he has to deal with it and can't blame the protesters, but he has his point, that the protesters has a responsibility to let him and his supporters meet. but he's the candidate. >> let's talk about the stop trump movement. it's fascinating to me because on one hand, it's done something the republicans haven't been able to do, which is unite conservatives and the establishment, all united against trump, but it's not getting off the ground. >> they are far from achieving their goal. run another candidate, bet on ted cruz or john kasich, try to take down trump, try to force a brokered convention. a thousand people against trump
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to stop him. if he keeps winning contests, the stop trump movement won't have anything to stop. >> mark, always good to have you thank you very much. now to what investigators in belgium are learning from the captured suspect in the paris terror attacks. the suspect reportedly telling investigators he was planning new operations. keir simmons on the story in belgium with more. good morning. >> good morning. he is now locked away in this high security prison, admitting his involvement in paris and saying that he was planning more attacks, according to a government minister here. new video this morning of the apprehended. >> reporter: dramatic new video this morning of the operation that apprehended europe's most wanted terrorist. come out now, police shout. an old woman is led away,
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then as heavily armed officers approach the door, a suspect makes a run for it. gunfire. a second man is brought out, wounded in the leg. limping, he is taken away. it's not clear which of the men in these pictures is salah abdeslam. by the end of the operation, the man wanted for the paris attacks is under arrest, now charged with participating in murder, involvement in the paris massacre. >> the government minister here says they believe that more than 30 were involved in those paris attacks, in the operation and planning for it. the priority this morning is hunting them down. meanwhile, the french president will meet with the families of the victims. that'll be an emotional meeting. >> can only imagine. thank you so much. speaking of isis, the u.s. is sending more marines to iraq after an isis rocket killed a marine over the weekend.
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from the 26 marine expeditionary movement will support operations. this announcement comes after the officer died on saturday. his unit was attacked with an isis rocket at an outpost south of mosul. he was the first u.s. service member killed in iraq since october. a toll collector and security guard were killed during a robbery attempt in eastern pennsylvania. the man responsible was a retired state trooper. after the shootings, briggs was loading money into his vehicle when a pennsylvania state trooper confronted him. gunfire was exchanged. briggs was fatally wounded. he had retired from the state police four years ago after 26 years on the job. now to a stolen cement truck that led to an hour-long police chase in minnesota. take a look. the truck barrelled downside streets, reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour.
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driver made a run for it but was caught and -- ready for this -- he was just 11 years old. appears in juvenile court today. two police cars were damaged in the chase. thankfully, nobody was hurt. >> that's crazy. march madness underway. highlighted by a weekend filled with wild finishes, buzzer beaters, bracket-busting upsets. texas a&m-northern iowa. the panthers up by 12 with about 35 seconds left to play. fans getting ready to punch their ticket to the sweet 16. but the aggies had plans on their own. they scored 14 points in the last 31 seconds of the game to tie it, send it into overtime. texas a&m wins it in double overtime. they're calling it a historic comeback and crushing loss for northern iowa. check out what happened in the wisconsin-xavier game. >> two to go.
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it's good! >> wisconsin hits the three-pointer at the buzzer, sending the badgers to the sweet 16. the party probably still going in madison, wisconsin. they will play notre dame in the next round. why? because the fighting irish won a nail biter, as well. listen to this ending. >> switch. jackson off the glass. august, no. tip. >> that eilis brought a yelp from savannah. steven f. austin comes up short. notre dame wins it, 76-75. this is why it's a great tournament. >> is your inner sports caster so happy now? let's go to the highlight reel. >> i live for this time of year. it's great. >> you didn't get the snowstorm you hoped for, right? >> wow. >> i'm just saying, you got your sports, your weather, and you
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>> i was happy because we predicted it. it worked out okay. >> she's hitting me. >> all right. we'll get to your local amy: good morning central florida, happy monday. we are going to be sunny and dry today and pretty breezy as well.
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>> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> not that you wanted snow. >> not at all. guys, coming up, the ongoing feud between donald trump and fox news anchor megyn kelly. an alarming concern on the roads. just how safe are the bridges you drive across and under just about every day? a new rossen reports you need to see. first on a monday morning, this is "today" on nbc. >> sweet 16, rises up, it's
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>> local, live, late-breaking, this is a wesh 2 news update. michelle: good morning. i' m michelle imperato. brett: and i' m brett connolly. it' s 7:26. some major issues out on i-4. traffic backed up for miles. here is ted noah, what we can expect this morning. ted: i-4 westbound is closed about two miles before state road 44. if you usually use i-4 westbound through deland, or get on it from i-95 southbound, this is what is waiting for you. on the right side, that is what is there. the impact is now five miles worth of standstill traffic on i-4 westbound approaching i-44 area. there are two at crashes. one of the crashes involve two semis, and the other a male transport truck. your best bet, us 92,
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otherwise, not that that on i-4. amy: a lot colder this morning that has been lately. we are in the 40' s and lower 50' s for most of the area. it is 50 in leesburg, 51 in sanford. 54 in melbourne. the wind is what makes it feel so much colder. 10, 15, even 25 mile an hour sustained win. in the air coming in, it is cool, too. that makes it feel colder than it is. we have wind chills on the first day of spring. 40 is out feels in ocala, 44 in daytona beach. we will climb today. slowly. will only recover into the mid to upper 60' s. 67 in orlando. 65 in daytona beach. 66 in melbourne. through the rest the week, mid 70'
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80 degrees can't feel my face when i'm with you but i love it monday morning, march 21st, 2016. spring is here, everybody. by the way, we have a little bit of snow. what would you call that precipitation that came down? >> flurries. >> four inches. >> i know. >> little more as you get further up. >> anyway, the weather is the top of the headlines. adjusting here in new york city
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will see closer to a foot. they cancelled school in boston today. al will give us the full skinny on that coming up. president obama has a lot on his plate today as he spends his first full day in cuba. the first family touched down sunday afternoon and toured old havana after the president addressed u.s. embassy staff. >> young american children, young cuban children, by the time they're adults, our hope is that they think it's natural that a u.s. president should be visiting cuba. they think it's natural that the two peoples are working together. >> the visit, the first to cuba by a u.s. president in 88 years. donald trump is spending his day in washington. the republican presidential front runner will meet with gop lawmakers and key leaders. tonight, he gives a speech at the pro-israel lobbying group. i'll give you a programming note now. on "today" tomorrow morning, marsha clark, lead prosecutor in
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will be here live. we'll get her take on the trial of the century two decades later, and also find out how she feels about her portrayal in the tv series "the people versus o.j. simpson." that's tomorrow on "today". back to donald trump. his feud with megyn kelly is going to new levels. of her show. >> in a blistering response, fox is slamming donald trump for what it calls his repeated abuse against megyn kelly. the network increased security for the star since august, when trump's attacks began. >> reporter: donald trump warning he'll fight back against someone he considers his latest opponent. not a politician but fox news anchor megyn kelly. >> i'm not a fan of megyn kelly. i don't like her. >> reporter: simmering for seven months and now boiling over, after trump called for a boycott
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saying she's sick, clay razy and overrated. fox news fired back. slamming what they called trump's extreme, sick obsession with kelly. quote, beneath the man who wants to hold the office that's the highest in the land. the network finding itself taking on the front runner. trump retweeted her handle 65 times since the summer, twice a week. >> i can no longer go on twitter. >> reporter: all of it starting in august. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. >> what i say is what i say. honestly, if you don't like it, i'm sorry. >> reporter: trump's response the next day? >> you can see there was blood coming out of her eyes.
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>> reporter: in january, trump launched a new round of attacks on instagram. >> megyn kelly's really biased against me. >> reporter: later, skipping a debate she moderated. >> it's been a surreal six months. keep your head down, shoulders back and forge forward. >> reporter: the two came face-to-face earlier this month. >> nice to be with you. you're looking well. >> as are you. >> kelly is opening up about this in an interview out tomorrow, she's been thinking about a margaret thatcher quote. they attack me because they don't have a political argument left. >> hallie, definitely one of the stranger aspects of his candidacy cht candidacy. why bother? i don't know. let's get to the weather. mr. roker has a check of that. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by visit california. california, dream big. >> if you're dreaming of warmer
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the country, your dream is about to come true. it's been mild out west, cool in the east. what happens today, the temperatures start to warm up. minneapolis, 51. 79 in north platte. temperatures five to ten degrees below average. philadelphia will be up to 57. cleveland, 60. 72 in little rock. wednesday, the warm air gets socked into new york city. 70 degrees on wednesday. but it's awfully chilly out west. raleigh, 76. nashville, 69. then the cool air really makes its way to the central plains. warm air here in the east. let's go to the amusement park. new york city, 52 monday. 69 on wednesday. 60 on friday. let's go to st. louis. 67 on wednesday. dips down to 55 on friday. houston, 68 monday. 81 on wednesday.
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amy: good morning central florida, happy monday. we are going to be sunny and dry today and pretty breezy as well. most gust up to 25 miles per hour. >> tip of the hat to our audio department for our roller coaster sound effects. >> good job. al, thank you very much. just ahead, do you take your kids' sports too seriously? the sign on one little league field with a pointed message to parents. up next, bridges are in desperate need of repair. >> i'm jeff rossen.
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we're back at 7:41. this morning on rossen reports, a danger on the road. bridges that are used every day, yet they're putting drivers at risk. >> top officials are calling this terrible and embarrassing. jeff ross season en is here with more on that. >> good morning. this is an important investigation. right now, so many of you are about to get into the car and head to work, or drive your children to school.
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will cross a bridge or an overpass. a new report just released says that tens of thousands of bridges across the country are literally falling apart. how bad are they? this morning, we're getting rare access just under the roadway, and wait until you see what we found holding some cars up. >> reporter: across the country, bridges collapsing, concrete raining down on to passing cars. from pennsylvania -- >> boulder just fell and smashed the glass. >> reporter: -- to iowa. >> the bridge is crumbling away here. >> reporter: to utah. >> what happened? >> reporter: where huge chunks of a bridge smashed through this airport shuttle with passengers inside. crushing the hood of the car. >> another 6 or 8 inches, might not have been talking to me today. >> reporter: according to government data, 58,498 bridges are structurally deficient.
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>> i'm standing on the arlington memorial bridge in d.c. we're getting rare access down inside the bridge. this is so bad, critical condition, they're making me wear these gloves because all the lead paint is chipping off. and i have to wear this hard hat because, believe it or not, concrete chunks fall off this bridge. >> you can see why we're concerned about this bridge. >> reporter: even officials are sounding the alarm. charles is in charge of this bridge for the national park service. >> look at this here. this is the roadway, and there's metal literally peeling off of it. >> over here, look at this beam. this is holding up the roadway, too. we have all this concrete gone. totally decayed away. look at this. paper thin. this is all that's left. >> this is what's holding up the roadway? >> this is where the cars are going. you can feel the cars right above us. this beam is holding the bridge up. >> reporter: but we see next is even more disturbing. >> this is the support for the entire bridge. completely rusting away.
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gone, the bracings. over here, look at this, right here, completely gone. >> you can put your hand through that. >> all of this, just rusting from the inside out. >> terrible. terrible. it's getting worse by the year. >> reporter: we went straight to the secretary of transportation, anthony fox. >> according to your government data, there are 58,495 bridges deemed structurally deficient. is that acceptable to you? >> no, it's not acceptable. it's actually embarrassing to this country. but it's one of those things where it's not just money, it's also emphasis. it's where we put our money. that's something we have to continue working on. >> doesn't the buck stop here, as the secretary of transportation, for you to fix this now and figure out how to get the money spent more wisely? >> no one has argued more strenuously about fixing the issues than i have. congress has to pass a package with enough resources to handle the problem. >> reporter: he says the system is broken.
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spend it as they wish, with little federal oversight. bureaucracy, as bridges continue to crumble. >> continues to decay and it won't get better until we do something about it. >> the federal government is spending billions of dollars to fix these bridges, and that may sound like a lot -- it is -- but analysts say the problem is so bad, so widespread, at that pace, it'll take 21 years to fix every bridge. are the bridges in your neighborhood structurally deficient? i know that's your question. we have a list on our website, "today".com. click on your state, drop down to your county and it's there for you. >> i find myself driving around, looking around like crazy. >> it's disturbing when you get under the hood like he did. coming up, inside reese witherspoon's star-studded 40th birthday bash. and carson is in the orange room with an update on eagle
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we're back at 7:50. time for the birds taking the world by storm, carson. >> if you spent your weekend captivated by the d.c. eagle cam, you are not alone. hundreds of thousands flocked to the live feed of the nest at the national arbetorum. it went from this to this in a couple days. someone wrote, 7:31, completely absorbed in d.c. eagle cam.
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on the big screen. many were sharing highlights, watching the feeding happening. yummy. another viewer sharing this moment, with one baby eagle's wings over the other. >> cute. >> this pricely ly less family photo. and this is a live feed right now. it's not too late. head to and we have back to you. family. not great for the fish in the screen. >> carson, thank you. just ahead, the director of a major tennis tournament under fire. wait until you hear what he said about women players. it is sparking a fire storm. >> with good reason. backseat parenting. what you should be doing if you have a teenager driving in the family to keep them safe behind the wheel. first, your i love to take pictures that engage people. and to connect us with the wonderment of nature. the detail on this surface book is amazing. with the tiger image, the saliva coming off and
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time now is 7:56. a man accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist in orlando, will answer to a judge today. edward antonio alvarez is accused of killing charles mcmurray earlier this month in downtown orlando. he was arrested sunday while working in seminole county. let' s check of your traffic with ted noah. ted: westbound, i-4 before state road 44, in the land area, a five mile backup. the traffic coming at the construction lane. re seeing here. again, two miles before state alternate. i 95 northbound and southbound rents are both closed, as well. you cannot get onto i-4 there. us 92. amy: a gold start, only 40' s and 50' s. orlando has dropped to 50 degrees. palm coast is 45.
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10, 15, even up to 25 mile an hour sustained wind. we are dealing with wind chill this morning. spring is officially here, and look at these numbers. it feels like 39 in ocala and palm coast. 43 right now in sanford. we will climb today. only to the mid to upper 60' s. lots of sunshine, 67 in orlando. 65 in daytona beach. gradually climbing through the
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it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, driven to distraction. why parents are too trusting of their kids behind the wheel. could helicopter parenting actually help teens steer clear of accidents? battle of the sexes. >> they ride on the coat tails of the men. they don't make decisions and they're lucky. >> controversial comments from the ceo of one of the biggest tennis tournaments around, that many are saying went way over the line.
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susan and her daughter reveal what makes their relationship so special. and how it's helping them raise their next generation. >> honey is her grandma name. >> can you believe you're a grandmother? >> she's a honey. >> today, monday, march 21st, 2016. >> shoutout to those remaining in the hotel. >> you're missing out. >> from kentucky! >> good morning, missouri. >> we're on the plaza. >> back at 8:00 on a monday morning. it's the 21st day of march. the year is 2016.
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>> it's a little -- see, it started sunday. 11:30 p.m. on saturday night. first full day on the east coast, spring today. >> got it. no matter what, it's snowing, which is a little weird. >> yeah. >> it's all right. going to stop and warm up. we have a huge crowd today. >> loud and proud. love it. also ahead, this is the big week. the wedding is happening. our wedding couple is here. they'll tie the knot on our plaza right here. we're not done planning. coming up, we'll let you choose their honeymoon destination. >> did you see some of the places? >> i'm ready to go on the honeymoon with them. >> great. we'll get to that. lots to start with this morning. let's go to tamron for a look at the top stories, she's in for natalie. history in havana as president obama breaks through a half century of cold war hostility to meet his cuban
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andrea mitchell is in the cuban capital for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, tamron. after taking a tour through old havana with michelle obama and their daughters, president obama's visit officially opens today when he meets with cuba's president castro. castro is sure to raise complaints that despite the president's recent measures to loosen trade and travel restrictions, the relationship with cuba can never been fully repaired until congress lifts the economic embargo. the president will press hard for more freedom of speech here. hours before the president landed in cuba, cubans cracked down on a group of women who protests silently every sunday after church. they're known as the ladies in white. there is goodwill on this visit. cuba is allowing the president to speak directly to the people tomorrow. he will be speaking about human rights, which is usually something not done here. that's a major step, raising
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from this historic visit. >> andrea, thank you very much. republican presidential front runner donald trump has key meetings in washington, d.c. today, including one with influential party members. this evening, he'll address foreign policy before a pro-israel group. at a trump rally in arizona this weekend, a protester was beaten in one of the most violent campaign confrontations yet. trump said it was hard to watch, but also suggests there's a double standard. favoring what he called professional agitators. there is a brand-new battle of the sexes brewing in professional tennis. it all started with a controversial remark sunday before the finals of a prestigious tournament in california. >> reporter: even before the top-ranked female players took to the court, a backhanded comment aimed at the women's tennis association. >> in my next life, i want to be someone in the wta because they ride on the coat tails of the men.
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they're lucky. they are very, very lucky. >> reporter: raymond moore, the former pro, now ceo of the california tournament that hosts both the men's and women's players. >> if i was a lady player, i'd go down every night on my knees and thank god that roger federer and rafa nadal were born because they've carried the sport. they really have. >> reporter: fresh off the court, serena williams was quick to condemn moore's comments. >> i think those remarks are very much mistaken and very, very, very inaccurate. there's only one way to interpret that. get on your knees, and thank a man, which is not -- we as women have come a long way. >> reporter: outrage erupted on social media. bill gene king tweeting, he is wrong on so many levels.
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players, contribute to our success. >> reporter: moore said, i made comments about the wta that were in extremely poor taste and erroneous. i'm truery ly sorry for those remarks. >> serena williams returned to that tournament last year. she boycotted after booed in 2001. it wasn't that she was only booed, she felt there was a racial tinge to the backlash at the time, when she played there. maybe it was spring fever, but something got an easter bunny all worked up at a new jersey mall on sunday. you may not see this ever again. video posted to twitter shows the bunny with white furry legs and ears off, apparently brawling with people standing near his holiday display. at one point, he takes off his paws and goes at it bare knuckles. mall security dragged the belligerent bunny away. 25 years i've been a journalist and never read about a belligerent bunny in a brawl.
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>> like people in costume in times square. >> that's a bad bunny. >> tamron, thank you. let's move on. when it comes to parenting, experts say over involvement in your teenager's life can be counterproductive. >> maybe not when it comes to driving. tom costello may be able to explain it for us. good morning. >> we've all heard about helicopter parenting and maybe it's over the top and maybe not helpful. but experts are saying when it comes to your kid behind the wheel, a little bit too much nagging, a little overly cautious may be the best approach for saving his or her life. >> reporter: teens behind the wheel. we've seen the frightening video. countless teens driven to distraction. the stats are alarming. >> if you're going to die prematurely at any time in your life, the two worst years are
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reason is because of driving. >> reporter: when it comes to our own kids, studies say many parents may simply be too relaxed. either they trust their own kids too much, or they're tired of car pooling their children. yet, teen car pooling poses the greatest danger. according to aaa, if a 16 or 17-year-old driver has a passenger under 21 in the car, they're 44% more likely to be killed in a crash. having two passengers under 21 doubles the risk. quadruples with three or more young passengers. >> teens think they're invincible and not worried about the harm to themselves of getting in a car crash. >> reporter: it's something 16-year-old holly stoner has seen firsthand. >> i think most people, it's trying to look cool for their friends. there's no cops around. i'll go through this stop sign. or let me do this because nothing will happen. maybe it'll impress them. >> reporter: most states, including california where
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limits for new drivers. but ultimately, it's a parents' responsibility to keep their kids safe. >> let them know you care. the advantage of a contract with your teen, in which you stipulate the rules and the consequences for violating the rules, it is not that the child will obey them but that the parent will monitor the child. >> reporter: that means conversations about phone use, distractions and, of course, drinking and driving. >> this is a privilege. as a privilege, it can be taken away. >> cell phones in the glove compartment. and have that conversation, say the experts. nag the kids about making sure they adhere to the rules of the road. guys, i had an accident a week after i got my license. then i had another one two weeks later. the guy behind the camera here said the same thing happened to him. the producer i worked with last night said the same thing happened to her. it seems to be a common rite of passage. back to you guys. >> i bet we all have stories like that. >> they say, not only take the
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glove compartment but turn the notification dings off. when a teen is driving, if they hear the sound, they're inclined to look at it. >> to say nothing of the radio? >> when we were kids, it was a push button and that was it. now, there is a myriad of information right there for you. >> tom, as always, thank you. just ahead, the answers to a couple of burning questions. first, why do we close our eyes when we kiss? >> you don't. >> how would you know? >> you want to tune in for that. ben affleck's giant back tattoo. real or not? all will be revealed. jenna sits down with susan and her daughter for a candid conversation about hollywood, you can help prevent blindness in undernourished children all over the world. when you get your vitamins
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they kiss, you close your eyes, it's because you're so close. >> or you'll go lock eyed. >> you have to see who you're kissing. >> you should probably know before you do that. >> enough about the '90s and carson's world. psychologists at the university of london think they have the answer. it's simple. the researchers say it's because our brains can't handle more than two things at once. as sophisticated as the human mind is, the study says it can't process both the sensation of kissing and the act of seeing. >> that's only two things. why couldn't you handle both? >> you can walk and chew gum at the same time. i'm just quoting the research. >> so strange. >> maybe those people kissing are doing something else, also. >> the scientists didn't actually study people kissing. instead, they used other tests to confirm our brains have trouble -- >> what did they use? >> that's a bogus study. >> come on, it was the university college of london. >> how bogus could it be?
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>> you don't tune into trending for our science, is that what you're saying? >> that's right. >> by the way, we were talking about this at the break, did you ever kiss someone and open your eyes and they're looking and you're like, why are your eyes open? >> exactly. recently, we've seen parents lose their cool at their children's sporting events. one little league posted a sign on a field. this is written as if it comes from the kids. it says, reminder, i'm a kid. it's just a game. my coach is a volunteer. the officials are humans. by the way, making almost nothing. and no college scholarships will be handed out today. in other words, relax. of course, it's not the only sign of its kind. in other leagues around the country, they've posted similar warnings. like, your kids aren't playing for the yankees. i've been at little league games and you look at parents going crazy and think, you have got to stop this. >> but it still goes on. >> absolutely. >> no question. >> doesn't matter.
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it. imagine as a parent, that sign stops you in your tracks. >> the kids are watching this, too. it's crazy. >> have fun. sidelines here. what's the secret of happiness? many studies -- here are the studies again, al -- friendships make us happy. the more social interactions we have, the happier we are. new research confirms it's true one group. care to guess? >> intelligent people. >> what? >> apparently, scientists say those with higher i.q.s are less satisfied the more friends they have. antisocial you are? >> one of the theory ies is smart people would rather focus on long-term objective, like curing cancer or something, i guess. >> i don't trust it when people say, how many good friends do you have, and they say 25.
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>> people you'd really call in a time of trouble. >> not facebook friends. >> like friend friends. >> they're probably milestones in your life. someone you met in elementary school. maybe later in college. then a friend you met through maybe your parenting. didn't milestones. >> if you had a problem, you're embarrassed about, how many people are there you'd actually call? >> two. >> i have two. >> absolutely, two. >> one, i'm related to. >> my mom and maybe one other. let's move on to reese witherspoon, celebrating a big birthday in style. and what amy schumer just did that left the people on broadway speechless. carson? >> thank you, matt. first to reese witherspoon. on tuesday, she turns 40 years old. reese started celebrating early, posing for photos with some of her famous friends, including kate hudson. the best gift? a performance by taylor swift. reese took the stage, too.
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sweet home alabama lord i'm coming home to you >> there's reese jamming, and yes, it's keith urban behind her on guitar. cool party. happy birthday to reese. ben affleck is promoting his new movie "batman versus superman." people ask him, is that massive back tattoo for real? the big phoenix caused an uproar online. after months of speculation, ben is telling "extra" the phoenix is fake. a temporary tattoo he got for a movie due out next year. sorry, ladies. amy schumer paying it forward and sharing some of her success with others. on saturday, amy and family and friends saw the broadway hit "hamilton" and posed for pictures. backstage with the cast. at the show, amy spent $77 at the bar.
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>> wow. >> dropping the benjamins at "hamilton." >> thank you. >> the bartenders thanked amy for making their night. >> i bet a lot of people go to the shows and don't tip at that refreshment stand. it's not fair. >> yeah. >> good for her. >> carson, thank you. mr. roker? >> let's check out what we have for you for our 8:00 hour. we're looking at some severe weather starting on wednesday from san antonio to des moines. but we have a stronger risk from springfield to tyler, texas. super cells with tornado threat, large hail, damaging wind. we'll be watching this. and there's also a winter component. heavy snow from nebraska up into michigan wednesday into thursday. as you look at the snowfall amounts, the american model, 12 inches or more from traverse city, u.p. of michigan to rochester rochester, minnesota. 4 to 6 inches into parts of south dakota.
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model, milwaukee gets into it with 12 inches or more. we'll see what happens with this. very, very interesting. still some winter left out there. . amy: good morning central florida, happy monday. we are going to be sunny and dry today and pretty breezy as well. most gust up to 25 miles per hour. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. now to a special series we're calling family business, where we catch up with famous faces and their kids. >> this morning, oscar winner susan sarandon is and her
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jenna has that story. >> from "dead man walking" to the challenging of parents, nothing was held from this mother-daughter duo. >> i felt they had empathy and a sense of dekren si cency and cared about people, they'd find their own path. i led my example and trusted they'd find things s s that spoke to them, that they could put their energy into. >> reporter: susan sarandon's known for acting with conviction. her daughter eva said her mother has been a constant in her life. >> my mom stands up for herself and others, and i think it's always been an important message. not only in our family but with me. >> what's one thing you can both agree on? >> bread. >> love bread. >> who doesn't like carbs? >> don't put a bread basket in
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>> reporter: eva attended rallies next to her mother, and recently, watched susan campaign for bernie sanders. eva admits their parenting styles may be different. >> i was visiting the movie sets. it's almost being a part of the circus. there's something really fun and adventurous. i'm much more of a structured parent, i would say. >> reporter: inspiration for the 31-year-old to tackle everything, from being a mom to 18-month 18-month-old daughter marrow, to a marriage to nbc sports commentate or kyle martino. using candor on her blog, happily eva after. >> there's nothing about your recognize. that's what inspired me to create a space that was about embracing all sides of yourself, and encouraging other women to do the same. >> i'm also trying to do everything right.
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>> like a normal person. >> reporter: the duo appeared together in more than half a dozen tv shows and movies. >> you chose a career that incorporates being a mom. having your daughter be part of it. you guys have acted together, even recently. >> yes. >> have you given up on acting? >> i think what i just -- i moved forward from, was the struggle and hustle of it. i just wanted to be putting my energy into something that i felt was constructing something more positive in my life and for my daughter, especially. >> when you watch her as a mother, are you inspired by her? >> yeah. i think what she is doing is amazing. i'm very proud of her. she's really a funny kid. she's fierce. >> they have a silly relationship. marrow and honey. >> honey. >> honey is her grandma name. >> can you believe you're a grandmother? >> she's a honey. >> it's so much fun.
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i have an overall view, so i can look and see something happens, even if i think it's a mistake, whatever is going on, i go, well, it'll work itself out. >> reporter: eva was quick to her mother's defense recently, when sarandon was criticized for her outfit at the screen guild awards. >> you two went out, and i thought you were super beautiful. you got a strange response, in my opinion. >> i know. >> did that surprise you? >> it did surprise me. my eldest son said, nobody would have said something at a younger age. >> can i say, out of all of the tops under the tuxedo, that was the most covered up one. >> we voted on it. >> what's the most important lesson you learned from your mom? >> the importance of being kind to people, being there for people, has been amazing to watch. >> i love that. >> it was so fun talking with
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it's interesting to see how mothering changes. eva grew up on movie sets, so she stepped away from acting to create this stable environment for her daughter. they're both terrific talents and it was fun to be with them. >> they seem tight. like sisters almost. >> they do. i think she was a single mother, a young mother. she was a little older of a mother, and then eva was the younger mother. it's interesting how we do some of the same things as our parents and step away, as well. >> continue the series. we should mention, tomorrow, country music legend hank williams jr. and his daughter business. >> love that. still ahead, our wedding couple is about to find out where they're headed on their honeymoon. as we get ready for thursday's big day.
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right here on the show. >> local, live, late-breaking, this is a wesh 2 news update. michelle: good morning. i' m michelle imperato. brett: and i' m brett connolly. it' s 8:26. major problems on i-4 this morning. ted: i-4 westbound has been closed for a couple of hours now. two crashes very close to each other, about two miles away from state road 44. looking at that the ot camera, you can see westbound, traffic is now being allowed to travel through a construction zone. for travel. it is still pretty backed up. around it. closed again. you might want to consider 92 this morning. you cannot get onto i-4 from i-95. amy: a colts are in central florida, some cold -- cloud
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it is 48 right now in daytona beach. northwest, 10, 15, even 20 miles an hour. that breeze makes it feel even colder than it actually is. here' s the windchill, 39 in ocala and broncos. 42 in leesburg. 44 in daytona beach. 79 is average, below be well
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it's 8:30 now on a monday. the sky has cleared, brilliant blue. temperatures coming up. we have a huge spring break crowd out on our plaza. we thank them for stopping by. by the way, we're down one here on the plaza. savannah is missing. that's because she is already upstairs with our big fat today wedding couple. the big day is thursday. this morning, they need your help to pick their dream honeymoon destination.
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did we pick that? >> not yet. >> good. i have some ideas. >> coming up, must-make brunch recipe. a sausage and cheese, hashbrown, waffle stack that will feed an army. >> with bacon. >> god bless you. >> it's on the way. >> my stomach is rumbling from the sound of it, in anticipation. not in fear. happiness. meanwhile, the "voice" winner jordan smith is here to perform a new song. he's tearing up itunes and we hear him this morning. mr. roker, a check of the weather? >> let's find out what's going on as far as your weather is concerned for the week ahead. we have precipitation in the west coast. sunny skies in the east. windy in the midsection of the country. by the midweek, we have snow
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sun sni ny skies along the coast. snow in the plains. it's going to be above average early part of the week out west. below average in the east. then we'll flip the switch. midweek, it's above average in the east, below out west. the latter part of the week, the warmth returns to the west, central rockies and central plains. a lot of folks from the t amy: good morning central florida, happy monday. we are going to be sunny and dry today and pretty breezy as well. most gust up to 25 miles per
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>> that's your latest weather. let's head upstairs. something about the way you move >> al, thanks. we're three days away from our big fat today wedding. you pick add lot of the details for kaitlin and john but we haven't discussed the honeymoon. rejoice. this year, it's all about you. >> themed honeymoons are the newest trend. >> reporter: a foodie, head to the south of italy or spain. history buffs, istanbul or rome. from big sur to boston, there is a path less taken for everyone. road trips that embrace the spirit of adventure are more popular than ever. >> not everyone wants to lie by the pool for a week for their honeymoon. once in maui, get everyone to hang around. >> reporter: buddy moons that bring along families and friends, sleeping in houses instead of hotels, and volunteer-based vacations that
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>> it is the trip of a lifetime and you deserve for it to be custom made just for you. >> our big fat today wedding partner nia vardalos is with us again, along with our couple, kaitlin and john. the movie opens friday. >> yes. >> everyone wants to know one thing. is this a wedding? who is getting marry snd. >> it's called "my big fat greek wedding 2," so there is a wedding. >> i visited the set and it is the biggest secret. nobody would talk about it. >> don't give it away. you've gotten to know the couple a little bit. give them advice on marriage. >> for your wedding day, take a moment to take it in. three times, close your eyes and take a mental snapshot. it'll go by quickly. >> good advice. >> i like that. >>let get to the honeymoons. three places and you have no idea what they are. i'll reveal the first one.
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see it with our banner -- hawaii. this is going to be beautiful. i'll tell you about this option. you'll be whisked off to the island for five days at the spectacular estate with a romantic lagoon and waterfall. you'll experience a fishing trip like no other, enjoy a feast. the next five days will be on a new island, maui. the tropical garden paradise, ocean views await you. you'll see why hawaii is one of the world's most popular honeymoon destinations. it's full of stuff. >> sweaters. >> gets chilly in the mornings. >> matt? >> i see your hawaii, and i raise you thailand. >> whoa. >> listen to this. you'll be flown to the sareen erine island, where private white sand
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await. ten days, you'll live like royalty in your ocean front estate. private pools, beaches, boating trips, kayaking, and a special kickboxing lesson. >> i like kick box boxing. >> i like that. >> for you, not him. >> honeymoon memories for a lifetime. >> i love it. >> nia? >> now the you're looking for a warmer vacation, i'm going to suggest, big prize, greece. >> yay! >> here's what you will do, is start on two islands. you've been arranged for snorkeling, wine tasting at a vineyard, cooking classes and more. you can soak up the sun in your villa's private pool. get it? get it?
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enjoy all of this plus the world-class beaches, restaurants and nightclubs that greece has to offer. >> amazing. >> i love your accent when you read it. it's fun. >> really? >> i can be like this. >> island of your dreams. >> now you're spewing the audience. >> all right. >> good options, right? >> oh, yeah. >> i don't think you can lose with this one. you getting excited? this is the week of your wedding. >> it is, yeah. we're excited. >> can you believe it, you're getting married! >> we're excited. parents fly in tomorrow. ing you're handing over all the details to our viewers, things. first of all, thing one, we're going to do something we've never tried before. to get you from road to reception in record time. hope you're feeling like you're ready to break out into a sweat.
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we can reveal, at the reception, you'll be dancing to andy grammer. along the way, you'll have guest appearances from one special big fat greek family, including nia. >> oh! >> now, our last vote. three amazing options from luxury retreat destinations around the world. did we mention, no matter which one wins, you get a 24/7 con guide. the wedding will be this thursday. you don't know the results, only the universe knows. of course, don't forget to check out "my big fat greek wedding 2" in theaters on friday. >> thank you. up next, we're serving a brunch recipe. it's perfect if you're having company over and they don't have cholesterol problems.
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"today"'s food is brought to you by pillsbury. give it a pop. >> 8:40, back with brunch week on "today" food. these are must-make recipes that are ideal if you have company headed your way for the easter holiday. brandi malloy is from "eat the trend." nice to see you. >> good morning. >> this is a sausage and egg hashbrown waffle stack. >> yes. we are stacking these waffles. brunch is my favorite meal of the day. this will get you through monday and the entire week. >> you eat this and you'll spend the rest of the day on sunday saying, i can't move. >> sundays are meant for relaxing. let's start with the ingredient grid. eggs, maple syrup, sausage, spices, bacon, brown sugar, hashbrowns and eggs.
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>> where did the bacon come up in the title? it's a secret addition. >> secret weapon. >> you take thick cut bacon. >> we're just going to get it in the brown sugar. what i love about this recipe, matt, is it's spicy, it's sweet, and it's savory. we're going to add some cracked black pepper to the top of the bacon. i'll put a couple slices here. putting it on a non-stick cooking tray that's been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. >> i want to see what these guys look like as they're digging into this thing. >> happy. >> so good. >> we'll get your opinion in a second. >> drizzle with maple syrup. if you want more heat, add cyan pepper. >> crispy. >> flip it halfway through. might not look crispy halfway through, but trust me, let it rest, set it aside and it'll get crispy. >> here's the sausage. >> this is the heart of the
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this is the hashbrown waffle. it's hashbrowns, breakfast sausage, heavy cream and maple syrup. i'm going to have you add the spices. we have sage, thyme and garlic. mix it all up, get your hands dirty, get up in there. this is going to come together and create a potato waffle. i feel like hashbrowns never get enough attention. i love hashbrowns, and this combines all my favorite breakfast ingredients. >> butter that up. >> don't you love that sound? >> you need butter in a dish like this. >> i don't want it to stick. butter adds flavor. for my vegtarian s etarians, use sauteed veggies. >> didn't you lose the vegetarians at the candy bacon over here? >> i'm looking out for you guys. press it down. let it cook for 15 minutes. >> now a little more on how it tastes downstairs. >> oh, my gosh.
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>> there is sausage in the waffle. >> there's sausage in the waffle. >> it's beautiful and you could eat it piece by piece. really, all together bite is what you want. >> i'm not that impressed with this. will you marry me, brandi. >> i'm already engaged, al. >> shucks. >> aren't these great? >> this is why you stack it. then you add these beautiful, perfectly cooked fried eggs. the candy bacon which, by the way, you can make ahead of time. this is my favorite road trip snack. >> can i have a piece of that? >> help me garnish, too. you have to get work in. you have to work for the bacon. thyme. i think you can't have brunch without a champagne cocktail. this is a mango sorbet. this is what you should be eating for brunch. also. >> is that what the secret is? so good. >> yum. >> thank you. >> fantastic.
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menu ever made here. congratulations. >> i go for wild. >> to find all this week's reschke s res recipe recipes, head to and look at the brunch tab. up next, live performance from the winner of the "voice" last season, jordan smith.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. words won't bring us down 22-year-old kentucky native jordan smith amazed the coaches from the very start on the "voice" and went on to become the season nine winner. along the way, one of his performances even bumped adele's "hello" from the top of the itunes pop chart. now, he's out with his debut album called "something beautiful." good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> what has it been like? you're knocking adele off the charts. you have a new record out.
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>> it's been a whirlwind. such a crazy few months since the end of the show. it's been such a great reward too. >> happy with how the album turned out? >> i'm proud of it. i put myself into the album and all the songs and worked with amazing people on it. it's everything i wanted it to be. it's a dream come true. >> we love having you here. we'll let you sing, and i'll get out of the way. take it away. did i tell you i hear what you say never look back as you're walking away carry the music, the memories and keep them inside
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don't stop those tears from falling down this is who i am inside this is who i am, i'm not going to hide cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is by far to stand in the light and be seen as we are so stand in the light and be seen as we are with courage and kindness hold onto your faith you get what you give and it's never too late to reach for the branch and climb up, leaving sadness behind you
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we can never give enough this is who i am inside this is who i am, i'm not going to hide cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is by far to stand in the light and be seen as we are so stand in the light and be seen as we are riding the storms that come raging towards us, we dive holding our breath as we break through the surface with arms open wide
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this is who i am inside this is who i am, i'm not gonna hide cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is by far to stand in the light and be seen as we are so stand in the light and be seen as we are cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is by far to stand in the light and be seen as we are so stand in the light and be seen as we are so stand in the light and be seen as we are [ applause ] >> jordan smith, the album is
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he'll be back in a little bit with a performance. there's his biggest fan, carson daly. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:53. can we take a moment to introduce you to the newest member of the "today" family? say hi to baby clark. william clark stackhouse, the
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president of pr, megan, and her husband brit. this picture coming out yesterday. isn't this great? >> yes. >> such a perfect face. >> perfect. >> no wrinkles or anything. >> nothing. >> congratulations. >> such an adorable boy. clark and megan are watching now. >> and brit. baby, too. >> congratulations. hard to top that, but al, you have milestone birthdays. >> we do. as always, we want to introduce you to amazing folks. here we go. first of all, happy 100th birthday to washington terry, a lifelong cowboy from texas. enjoys taking care of the horses and cows on his farm, even today. ms. bessie grad is from massachusetts, big red sox fan. 100 years old. and she face times with her grandkids. i love it. happy 100th birthday to robert frazer of nashville, tennessee. worked until 82 years old.
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look at this sweet lady. feaster of virginia, 101. still volunteers every week at the local food bank. tobe of kansas. ask him any question about his there. he'll be able to answer it, worked as a local tour guide and historian there most of his life. 75th anniversary to paul and virginia montgomery of lake worth, florida. couple says the secret to a long marriage is having a strong commitment to one another and keeping your eyes open when you kiss. if you know someone turning 100 or celebrating an anniversary of 75 years or more, we'd like to hear about them. log on to, and please make sure you send a photo, as well. >> al, thanks. just a reminder for you, voting is now open for our big fat today wedding honeymoon. choices again, amazing villas in
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from luxury retreats. go to you have until 5:00 brett: good morning.
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back to ted noah with traffic. ted: shut down westbound before state road 44. one is a jackknifed semi that spilled fuel. it is in the land. still closed off. your alternate is u.s. 92. downtown orlando, little bit of a delay. temperatures are in the 40' s. we are beginning to climb a little bit. 51 in sanford and orlando. we have a cool breeze out of the northwest.
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we are still dealing chills off to the north and s in ocala. the wind is going to stay strong today. s. we will make it to the 67' s for the high and orlando. back to 70' s tomorrow.
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we will see a il >> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, film, broadway and television star, jeff daniels. and from "my big fat greek wedding 2," nia vardalos. also, we'll check out the hottest new luxury cars as we kick off our new york autoshow week. plus, "billons" co-star, malin a kerman takes a seat at the co-host desk. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] >> and now, here are michael strahan and malin a kerman!


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