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good morning. tragedy in kansas. four dead, 14 injured after a gunman goes on a shooting spree at a factory where he worked. >> everybody was running. people were screaming. people were crying. >> the shooter identified as cedric ford. this morning, police say they know what may have triggered his rampage. texas smackdown. things get ugly at the republican debate, with cruz and rubio taking repeated shots at donald trump. >> if he hadn't had $200,000, you know where donald trump would be? selling watches and hats.
illegal immigration wouldn't hire illegal immigrants. >> trump not taking it lying down. >> this guy is a joke and this guy is a liar. >> is the low road is new high road to the nomination? we'll talk to marco rubio. erin andrews walks out when her lawsuit is shown in court. she's prepared to take the stand as early as next week. red carpet ready. hollywood gears up for its biggest night. this year, the glitz and glamour will be served with controversy. we'll give you all the plot lines today, friday, february 26th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to the "today" show on this friday morning. >> what a debate last night.
anymore, they need play by play announcers. >> this got heated. we'll have more on the debate but our top story is the shooting rampage in kansas. we know the identity of the alleged shooter who opened fire on co-workers before he was shot and killed by police. blake mccoy is at the scene of the shooting. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. four people dead here, including the gunman. 14 others injured. many of them apparently his co-workers co-workers. one police officer is being hailed a hero cop this morning. all of this comes as another community struggles to >> reporter: this is video of cedric larry ford, posted on his facebook page. in his late 30s, allegedly went on a shooting rampage at the excel factories. he is seen firing what appears to be an assault rifle. so far, police have not revealed a motive.
>> he was following people out the back. i thought he was going to shoot me. >> reporter: police confirmed the shooter was an employee at the factory, which makes ride ing mowers and lawn care equipment. the suspect had a long gun, possibly an assault rifle, as well as a pistol and appeared to be shooting at random. eyewitnesss stopped to help the wounded. >> he got shot twice in the chest, one in the arm and once in the leg. >> reporter: anxious relatives rushed to the scene. >> my daughter works second shift, along with her boyfriend, and my niece. >> reporter: the rampage started about an hour earlier, less than ten miles away. shortly before 5:00 p.m., police say the gunman drove through the south central town of newton, opening fire on two cars and injuring one person. from there, people say the suspect drove eight miles where another person.
the excel factory in hesston, shooting one person before goes inside and shooting many more. >> he had no specific target. he was shooting anyone that got in his way. >> reporter: authorities say the gunman was still shooting when the first officer arrived and was able to take him down, saving many lives. >> everybody says it can't happen here, but it's all those places that it happens at. here we are, it happened here. >> we have learned that ford, the accused shooter, does have a lengthy criminal record dating back to the '90s in broward county, florida, where he used to live. this doesn't appear to be terror related and the motive is under investigation. >> blake mccoy on this story in kansas. thank you very much. we move to the presidential race and the republican debate last night. marco rubio and ted cruz laying into the front runner donald trump, trying to slow his
will it work or is it too late? we have complete coverage and we'll talk to senator rubio in a moment. let's begin with national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning to you. after three straight double digit vaktry ry victories for donald trump, cruz and rubio finally ganged up on him. the fight felt much more like a brawl. >> reporter: at the lone star state standoff, marco rubio let loose. >> you're the only person on the stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. >> i'm the only one on the stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. >> if he builds the wall he built trump towers, he'll use illegal immigrants to do it. >> reporter: rubio skillfully and playfully mocked donald trump. >> now he's repeated himself. >> no, i'm not. no, no, no. i watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago.
five times five seconds ago. everybody is dumb, we're going to win, win, win. >> senator rubio, please -- >> every night, same thing. >> reporter: one of the best lines of the night? rubio questioning trump's success story. >> if he hadn't inherited $200 million, you know where he'd be? selling watches and hats. >> reporter: the rubio campaign trying to gain momentum online, with this watch. for ted cruz, he also teamed up on trump. >> in 2013, when i was leading the fight against the gang of eight amnesty bill, where was donald? firing dennis rodman on "celebrity apprentice." >> reporter: trump defending and deliberating counterpunches. >> i got along with everybody. you get along with nobody. yourself. i had an amazing relationship with politicians. this guy is a joke artist and
>> reporter: the billionaire also fended off this colorful attack from the former mexican president. >> i'm not going to pay for that [ bleep ] wall. he should pay for it. he's got the money. >> reporter: asked how he'd get mexico to pay? >> i will and the wall got ten feet taller, believe me. if i would have used even half of that word, it would have been national scandal. >> reporter: at times, the debate moved into a debacle. >> donald, relax. >> you need to relax. you're the basket case. >> reporter: ben carson left off camera begged to be heard. >> can somebody please attack me? >> last night, cruz and rubio promised to release their tax returns today or tomorrow, putting pressure on donald trump to do the same. trump blamed the irs for his delay, saying two to three years worth of his returns are currently being audited. matt and savannah?
senator marco rubio is with us now. senator, good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm reading a lot of the reviews this morning. a lot of people think you had a very strong pmps erformance last night. you hit donald trump on a string of substative issues. obamacare, hiring practices, planned parenthood, the vacancy at the supreme court. was this the plan all along, to string together this kind of substantive attacks at the 11th hour to leave this fresh in the minds of voters on super tuesday? >> the thing here is i prefer not to have a fight and argument with other republicans but donald has done well in the early states. we're on the verge of having someone take over who is a con artist. he's telling people he's fighting. his target audience is working americans who are really
to working americans. >> more specifically, you said you don't want to criticize other republicans. you said that over and over again. but was it the strategy to wait till the last minute so it's fresh in the minds of voters on tuesday? >> no. that was when the debate was. number two, as he reminds people over and over, he says he's doing well in the polls. i'm the underdog. i ask people to join us at marco rubio.com so we can stop the lunn ka lunacacy. he's going to stuck it to working americans and now claims to be their champion. >> the taxes of donald trump. you and senator cruz say you'll release your returns in the coming days. donald trump says he can't because he's been audited. he has been for the last several years. is that a sufficient reason not to release at least part of his tax records? >> first of all, we're release
not only release ours, but we do a financial disclosure with the senate every year. there's no difference between the disclosures and the taxes. number two, i don't think it's enough. ted cruz had a good point last night. we need to see the returns to see if the difference between the audited version and what he filed are evidence of wrongdoing. i think the reason why donald won't release is taxes is he hasn't made nearly as much money as he claims he does. he's taken trump airlines, bankrupt. mortgage, disaster. trump university was a fraud. he's not as rich as he claims to be. everybody in finance knows that and his taxes would expose that. he came up with the excuse of an audit. >> after the debate, he said the reason he's audited is he's too strong of a christian. do you think that might be a factor? >> i mean, this is unreal. again, this guy is a con artist. he's always making things up and no one holds him accountable for it.
right now for fraud for trump university. i've had stories written about my driving record. we had red light camera tickets. i have some guy go back and write a story about how when i was 18, i got arrested -- or cited for drinking beer in a park after hours. he's being sued for fraud, for defrauding people. he had to pay a judgment for hiring polish workers illegally to build trump towers. he's being treated with kid gloves by many in the media. in the hopes he's the nominee. some are bias. they'd love to see a liberal like donald trump take over the republican party. others know he's easy to beat once he gets there. apart. for you. you need a win. you need delegates. one of your campaign spokespersons said you would win florida. you are behind right now in the state by double digits. will you guarantee that you'll win the state of florida?
the polls you're citing is wrong. not only do we have our own numbers but i know my state. we'll win florida and do well on super tuesday. it's up to the people watching this. that's why i'm on this broadcast. if you want to stop this man, donald trump, this con artist, from taking over the conservative movement, go on marco rubio.com, sign up and help us. we'll put an end to it. we can't turn over the reagan revolution to someone who spent a career sticking it to working people and now claims to be their champion. >> marco rubio picking up where he left off last night. thank you for your time. >> thank you. let's bring in nicolle wallace and mark, managing editor for bloomberg politics. mark, you were at the debate last night. the old saying, throwing everything but the kitchen sink. in this case, i think the sink was included. marco rubio dumping it on trump
hiring of the illegal workers to the fraud lawsuit. it was all in there. i guess the question this morning is, was it enough? was it too late? >> kitchen sink, bathtub and everything else in his arsenal. this morning with you guys, he talked about trump is a con artist. it was more of a focused message than last night where he tried lots of things. it's interesting to think about someone, including marco rubio, had had a performance like this against trump two or three months ago, whether the trajectory would be different. we're a few days away from super tuesday. donald trump is leading in all the states voting in super tuesday by a substantial margin, except texas. i think marco rubio probably waited too long to put this performance? >> i don't think there is any doubt this was marco rubio's best performance in a debate. was it donald trump's worst? >> it doesn't matter. he's always crummy and it never seems to matter. what i think is interesting is -- so chris christie did to marco rubio what marco rubio did to donald trump.
incredible damage to marco rubio. chris christie was out, i think, less than a week later. what was interesting to me is did marco rubio and chris christie make it easier for ted cruz to win texas? this indictment of trump on his business dealings was always trump's achilles heel. the mystery in republican circles is why didn't anyone make this case before? >> talking about the effect of this, mark, does this buy marco rubio time? do you think the donors, the loyalists and people waiting on the sidelines, wondering if marco rubio had it to go the distance, are they off the sidelines and is he going to get an influx of support and cash? >> some people will say, we'd love to see a one on one debate between marco rubio and donald trump. the problem is, super tuesday,
stake with so many voting on tuesday, it doesn't look like marco rubio could win. while he says he can win florida, and the public polling doesn't suggest he can, it's hard to see how he survives to florida in a couple weeks if he doesn't win a single state on super tuesday or between super tuesday and when florida votes on the 15th. he's in a stronger position with a strong debate performance but it's tough to see how it translates into winning states in the short term. >> all right. this was fascinating. thank you very much. good to see you guys this morning. meanwhile, former republican candidate senator lindsey graham hasn't been shy about attacking donald trump or the shenanigans of this campaign season. he took things to a new level at the washington press club dinner last night. take a look. >> my party is going [ bleep ] crazy. if you kill ted cruz on the floor of the senate and the trial was in the senate, nobody could convict you.
i had to get out. i endorsed jeb bush. he had to get out. and the doctor kavorkian of the republican primary. tonight -- i endorse donald exists. >> did he sum it up well? >> he did. what is interesting is this party has its hair on fire about donald trump. marco rubio is the only one with nefitting from all these attacks. i think republicans are wondering, where was this outcry? where was this hysteria? donald trump has been doing well for a very long time. marco rubio is now satisfying and acceptable to a broad swath of all of the kind of republicans who laugh at those
where was the strength that he displayed last night six, seven, two months ago, when it really could have put marco rubio in the stop top position of the polls? >> it's not like the lines of attack were in the bushes. >> trump's business dealings are known around new york and in business communities. they're finally being put out in an aggressive way. it's satisfying to a lot of people who wondered why they weren't earlier. i agree with mark's analysis. i'm just not sure if there is time. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. let's turn to al. he's on the road this morning. lucky guy, miami beach. looks beautiful. al, good morning. >> it is gorgeous. 56 degrees, which we would love in new york city. feels a little cool here, little breezy. we're not complaining. it's the 15th annual south beach food and wine festival here in south beach. in the meantime, let's show you what we have going on right now around the country. again, the good news is, things have calmed down for the most
we'll seeing action in the pacific northwest, northern california. windy in the northeast. snow showers around the great lakes. sunshine along the gulf coast. things are much calmer today than they have been the last couple days. that's what's going on. we'll get to your loc >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a mix of sun and clouds this morning. colder and windy throughout the day. temperatures topping off into the upper 30s this afternoon with wind-chill fact yours down into the upper 20s thanks to
cold overnight tonight. back near 20 in boston. lower to middle teens in many of the suburbs. and after the cold start tomorrow morning, bouncing back to near 40 in the afternoon. 56 degrees on sunday. continuing into the 50s on monday. >> that's your latest weather. coming up in the next half hour, some amazing waves in hawaii. you will not believe some of this video. >> i'm noticing the jacket in miami there. >> yeah. >> yeah, yeah. little brisk but it's okay. hey, i'm cooking -- i've got a big burger coming up. we'll tell you about that a little later, as well. >> it'll do us no good in the studio, al, but we appreciate it. coming up, new drama at erin andrews' $75 million civil trial. what caused her to suddenly walk out of the courtroom? your guide to sunday's os cars, from the wide open races to host chris rock and the
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yesterday morning, but definitely windy out there. here's chris lambert with a check of your forecast. >> chris: christa, dry weather back in place, but the trade-off is the wind. we have colder air moving inch 26 in worcester. 36 in boston. gusty wind 25 to 35mph. that's with us through the day coming in from the northwest, adding a chill to the air, feeling like 26 in boston. feels like 11 in worcester. mostly sunny, cool and windy through the day. mid to upper 30s. overnight tonight, it's cold. look at the weekend warm-up. by sunday afternoon, back into the 50s. >> sarah: all right, chris. now to the headlines. the danvers teenager who raped and killed his high school math teacher will learn his fate today. philip chism faces up to life in prison. the prosecution wants him to bars. the defense wants him eligible for parole in 15 to 25 years. and investigators are trying to figure out what sparked this huge fire down in rhode island. witnesses say this was a 100-year-old mansion on newport's bellevue avenue. it went up very quickly by the time crews got there. they couldn't save it.
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i'm gonna stand by you even if we can't find heaven friday morning, february 26th, 2016. there are some people on that plaza that will be even happier in just a moment. guess what? they're going to win a fabulous leap year trip to los angeles. we'll have more on that in a couple of moments. >> should be fun. let's take a look at headlines right now. it was rough and tumble in texas as the republican presidential candidates faced off in the final debate before super tuesday. both marco rubio and ted cruz hit donald trump very hard. >> five things. everyone is dumb. he's going to make america great
we'll win, win, win. winning in the polls. >> senator rubio -- >> he can release last year's tax returns tomorrow. he doesn't want to do it because, presumably, something is in there that is bad. if there is nothing, release them tomorrow. they're already prepared. >> trump told the audience he will release the tax returns at some point. he claimed he can't right now because he's been audited. the alleged gunman who killed three people and injured at least 14 others during a shooting rampage in kansas is being identified this morning as cedric ford. he opened fire at a factory where he worked and two other locations before being shot dead by police. witnesses describe the chaos. >> i had no idea what to do. we were hopping fences. everybody was running, screaming, crying. we didn't know what to do. they started off saying, fire, and then we heard the gunshots. >> police are not discussing the possible motive but they say they have leads on what may have
apple is officially asking a federal judge to reverse the order that would force the tech giant to help the fbi unlock an iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. in a motion filed thursday, an apple accuses the government of seeking dangerous power that goes beyond one phone. new developments out of erin andrews' $75 million civil trial. natalie has been following this one. >> thursday was a difficult day for andrews. she chose to leave the courtroom while jurors were shown the video at the center of her case. >> reporter: erin andrews stepping out of court before jurors saw the videos that have been haunting her for years. >> the first one. >> reporter: in a darkened courtroom with security cameras block blocked, more than 4:30 minutes showing the sports reporting
>> over 6 million people have viewed the video. >> reporter: michael barrett admitted to the videos and served time this prison. the videos still live online and more people view them every day, according to this computer scientist. >> it works out to 1.5 people a minute watching that video. right now, someone is watching that video. >> reporter: a psychotherapist who treated andrews testified by video about the panic andrews felt when her stalker got out of jail and she wasn't told, as well as the anguish she felt after the incident. >> she couldn't get through the day without fear and, um, >> reporter: and the symptoms she experienced after being publicly humiliated. >> she was depressed, she was anxious, she was obsessive and, um, irritable and reactive.
peephole of andrews' hotel door and taped her getting dressed. he was staying next to andrews' room. an official of marriott said the request wasn't passed on to the national hotel, which is a franchise. >> how certain are you the information was never communicated to the hotel? >> 100% certain. >> the hotel maintains it did nothing wrong. that barrett deceived and manipulated the system to get the room next to andrews. court is not in session today. andrews expected to take the stand on monday and the case expected to go on through next week. >> natalie, thank you. it'll be a big weekend in hollywood. the 88th oscars are sunday. for a second straight year, a cloud of controversy is hanging over the movie industry's biggest night. n nbc's joe fryer is at the doll by theater in los angeles. >> good morning from the red carpet, currently covered in white plastic. it'll be gone by sunday.
this year's show will feature an unpredictable three-way race for best picture. that story line has been overshadowed by another year of controversy over diversity. >> reporter: headlines will be made not just by the stars on the red carpet but also those who are not. will smith and his wife, jada pinkett smith, are boycotting, along with director spike lee, in the wake of another oscars so white backlash. all eyes are on chris rock, walking into a tailor made for his humor. last month, he called the oscars, the white bet awards. speaking with the hollywood reporter, he's not giving away any jokes. >> right now, i'm concentrating on the movies. the subjects that are big in hollywood. >> reporter: we know this year's
slate of presenters, including whoopi goldberg. lady gaga is performing a song from a documentary about sexual assault. there is drama around the best picture race. >> i love my job. >> you hate your job. >> it's time, robbi. >> three films are vying for the top prize. the revenant won top honored from the actors guilt. the big short was the winner at the producers guilt awards. for lead actor, leonardo dicaprio is looking unstoppable in his quest for his first oscar. this is his fifth acting nomination. >> what is wrong with me? >> first time nominee brie larson is favored to win lead actress as a kidnapped imprisoned mother in "room." supporting actress is a two-way
previous oscar winner kate winslet. >> your father was special. >> reporter: in the supporting actor race, momentum is with sylvester stallone, reprising his role for rocky, which he was first nominated 39 years ago. this year, he could finally take hold home the gold. >> this year, viewers will notice a welcomed change. winners will not read a long list of names when giving those acceptance speeches. instead, the thank yous will screen. hopefully, the speeches will be shorter and more memorable. matt and savannah? >> joe fryer, thanks very much. we'll have more on the oscars, including predictions for the major categories in our next half hour. first of all, carson is back here. will stallone win the academy award finally? >> yes. leo, too. >> we were going to have a scroll that said, carson joins us now. >> my thank yous will come up here soon.
hey, al. >> hey, guys. how ya doing? we've got great video. they hold the surfing invitational every time the waves get to 30 or 35 feet. years. for the first time in six years, they did it. look at these waves. some of these waves are going to reach 50 feet tall. i mean, unbelievable stuff. they said this is some of the biggest waves they've seen in 40 years. surfers were colliding. they were wiping out. that is a great excuse just to play the "hawaii 5-0" theme. for me, it's a win-win. let's look what's going on temperature wise, as far as your weather is concerned. if you're out west, man, you are hanging ten. the jed stream is way up to the north. look at these temperatures. friday, 74 in san diego. las vegas, 78.
the warmup moves east as we move into saturday. rockies. we're looking at possible records from kansas city, chicago, indianapolis, all the way down into san antonio. by sunday, they're into the northeast after a cooldown today and tomorrow. you'll see warmer weather from tallahassee, new york city and on up into chicago and cleveland. >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a mix of sun and clouds this morning. colder and windy throughout the day. temperatures topping off into the upper 30s this afternoon with wind-chill fact yours down into the upper 20s thanks to that gusty wind. cold overnight tonight. back near 20 in boston. lower to middle teens in many of the suburbs. and after the cold start tomorrow morning, bouncing back to near 40 in the afternoon. 56 degrees on sunday. continuing into the 50s on monday. >> that's your latest weather.
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outraging parents. >> that has jeff rossen thinking, where else might mold be hiding in our homes? good morning. >> we're going to deliver it to you, grossness, but these are the photos we're talking about we have in the we have. experts say chances are, there is mold in your house right now where you can't see it. this morning, the hidden places you should check today to keep your family safe. >> reporter: new photos will make you squirm. hidden mold discovered inside this kids' sippy cup. the pictures posted on facebook by an angry mom. from the outside, the cup looks clean, but the child kept getting sick. so they took the cup apart and found all this buried under the drinking spout. >> that grossness got us thinking, what hidden mold is lurking inside your home or mine? today, i'm your guinea pig.
i've invited a certified mold inspector over to poke around a bit. this is stuff that can happen in your house, too. this is matt. did you find anything? >> where you keep your cleaning products, there is a plumbing leak causing mold growth. >> anything else? >> up here where you keep the sponges, down in this tray, there's a lot of black growth in there. >> i've never seen that. this is what i'm cleaning the dishes with and the cups. >> exactly. one thing a lot of people don't know about is underneath your refrigerator. there is a drip pan. a lot of times, yeah, look at that. >> oh, my, that is hideous. >> this is all mold and bacterial growth that built up. >> i never knew this was here. >> most don't. >> how do you fix this? >> if you clean it once or twice a month, it's enough to take care of it. >> this can make you sick if left untreated? >> it could. >> reporter: washing machines, a breeding ground for mold, crapped crap ed -- trapped inside the door.
>> this is your washing machine. >> that's mold. >> how dangerous is this? >> could be dangerous if it's airborne and you're breathing it. >> what do you do? >> make sure it stays dry. another tip, if you can't , leave the door open between washes. >> reporter: the most dangerous place for mold, your bathroom. >> this is my shower and this is not weird. >> you and your wife have lots of products here. when you don't use them a lot, you don't notice the buildup. pop the bottom off and see the black and -- >> is that mold? >> mold and bacteria growing. >> disgusting. >> this here, same thing. >> this has been in my shower -- you know you've done this -- for about a month, month and a half. i assumed my wife was using it and never picked it up. it's going in the garbage. >> this one, too, you can see the mold on the tag. >> rip the stickers off, at the
>> at the very least, especially in the shower. here we are at your bathtub. this children's toy, you can see the edge of that. >> what's that? >> mold there. >> this is the pail i use, by the way, every night to pour over my kids' heads when i wash their hair. it's scary. >> it is. >> than x ks for coming by, by the way. >> you're welcome. >> never come again. >> well, that was embarrassing. we'll go to matt's house next. so we have bath toys. they're another breeding ground for mold because the water gets in and can't get out. sacrifice one in the bathtub. cut it open and see if there is mold. if there is, throw the rest out. >> i think i know what you're doing this weekend. >> the cleaning lady is fired, and that's me. >> i was checking out the sippy cups. ahead, take a look. recognize her?
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>> this is 7 news now. >> christa: good morning, everybody. 7:57 is your time right. now we have some sun, a nice break from yesterday, but colder temperatures, as well. here's chris lambert. >> chris: christa, good morning. a lot of sunshine, a lot of cold air and a lot of wind, as well. 33 in boston. 26 in worcester. breeze coming in out of the west at 20mph. that wind with us all day long, occasionally gusting 25 to 30. so it's a cool, windy day, afternoon. not much upward movement temperature-wise. we'll have the upward movement temperature-wise on sunday, back into the 50s. >> christa: a maynard firefighter set to appear in
james andrew macgillivary is accused of raping a child back in 1991. he's been on administrative leave since detectives started investigating those allegations last month. a termination hearing is set to be held in march. police looking for this man that you see here. he's wanted for questioning in connection with several armed robberies in the area. in fact, investigators say he's been armed with a 12-inch winston churchiller's knife. he was last seen in downtown boston near washington and boylston streets. we'll have more updates coming up in about 25 minutes.
it's 8:00 on "today." cover girl controversy. super model cheryl tiegs criticizing "sports illustrated" for using a full-figured model in its legendary swimsuit model. >> it's not healthy. her face is beautiful. beautiful. but i don't think it's healthy in the long run. whistle while you're working >> hi. >> hello. >> how you doing? >> good. >> you're late. >> we'll see if savannah has what it takes to be an intern on the set of the hit show "inside amy schumer." >> i am really into you.
that's a great start. so far, you're doing amazing. everywhere you look have mercy. we watch up with the reunited cast of "fuller house," as their new series is set to hit netflix. >> we just kept doing "full house" in our own homes. seriously, we never left each other, any of us. >> today, friday, february 26th, 2016. all alone we came from wisconsin. >> good morning to our kids back in florida. >> hello, friends in iowa. >> good morning, arkansas! better when you're dancing >> happy birthday to our moms. >> celebrating her 18th
we're back now. it is 8:00 on friday morning. 32 degrees out on the plaza. a little breezy. feels chillier than that. we had a nice group of people, thought we'd say hi. >> we have going to give away a for leap day. we have a lot of people looking to get in on that. >> bags are packed, they're here. >> ready to rock. >> they go out to l.a. on oscar weekend. >> today. >> yeah. good weekend to be there. >> fantastic. >> something big coming upstarting in this hour. you know this sexy boot savannah has been wearing? we are going to make that even more attractive with a little -- what do we call this -- bedazzling? >> remember " pimp my ride?" we'll pimp my boot. it'll be fun.
>> depends on how many rhinestones you put on it. >> you're going to do it? >> and i'll wear it as long as i have to with all the jewels. look at that. >> it'll be subtle. no one will notice that. while that gets started, natalie has a check of the top stories of the morning. natalie? >> good morning. the fbi says there was no terrorism connection to a shooting rampage in kansas thursday night that ended with 4 dead and 14 others wounded. cedric ford drove through a pair of small towns outside of wichita shooting at people. then he stormed the lawn equipment factory where he worked. witnesses said he fired at random, armed with a rifle and a handgun. video on his facebook page shows ford practicing with an assault-style weapon. he was killed in a shootout with a police officer. a sheriff says ford had a criminal record and had been served with an order of protection from abuse shortly before that attack.
gave super tuesday voters plenty bat combative debate. hallie jackson as more for us. >> from marco rubio's campaign, this says it all. on attack and donald trump on defense. new nickname for rubio, mr. >> reporter: donald trump getting it literally from both sides. >> it's a lot of fun up here tonight. >> reporter: marco rubio finally turning up the heat. care? >> you have different plans. you'll have competition. so many different plans. >> now he's repeating himself. >> no, no, no. >> reporter: ted cruz taking on trump, too. >> you don't have the endorsement of one republican senator, and you work with these people. >> senator cruz -- >> you should be ashamed of yourself. >> donald, if you want to be liked in washington, it's not a good attribute for a president.
>> this guy is a joke artist and this guy is a liar. >> reporter: on defense in houston over releasing tax returns. >> i will absolutely give my return, but i am being audited now for two or three years so i can't do it until the audit is finished. >> reporter: his potential democratic rival hillary clinton, sounding like he's looking ahead to a possible somehowdown showdown with him in november. >> some of the comments he's made which are divisive and mean spirited doesn't quite fit with what i thought i knew about him. >> reporter: bernie sanders arguing he can bring change to washington in a fiery exchange with msnbc's chris matthew. >> you need 60 votes to get a supreme court nominee. >> all the kand it das s candidates getting ready for super tuesday, when donald trump's rivals will find out if it was enough to slow the front runner. >> hallie jackson, thanks.
the attack this morning, repeatedly calling trump a con artist during an interview here earlier on "today." >> we're not going to turn over the conservative movement to a con artist, who spent 40 years sticking it to working americans and now claims to be their champion. >> rubio also said he thinks trump hasn't released his tax returns yet because he's not as wealthy as he claims to be. a unicorn sighting had california police chasing the mythical creature through traffic. this is juice liet, a pony, who ran away from a children's party. she was recaptured and took off again. the calls were coming in about a unicorn running amuck on the roadway. >> it's not a real unicorn? >> juliet was finally calmed down and led to safety.
>> can you imagine calling 911? hi, there is a unicorn on the loose. >> they strap that to your head and you'd run away all day. earlier this month, "sports illustrated" was celebrated for putting a full figured model on one of its famous swimsuit cover issues. >> the decision isn't sitting well with one former supermodel. hoda has more on that controversy. >> here we go. si made a splash with its annual swimsuit issue but cheryl tiegs is making wave with her criticism. >> reporter: "sports illustrated" turning the tide on fee male body image, featuring ashley graham on one of the three covers of the issue. not everyone is on the same page as the magazine. >> do you love the fact that we're actually stepping outside of our comfort zones, what we know as the model figure? >> actually, i don't like it,
figured women. because it's glamorizing them. >> reporter: former supermodel cheryl tiegs telling e news when it comes to modeling, a plus can be a minus. >> your waist should be smaller than 35. -- >> you heard it. >> -- what dr. oz said and i'm sticking to it. i don't think it's healthy. her face is beautiful, beautiful. but i don't think it's healthy in the long run. >> reporter: tiegs slamming graham, a voluptuous size 16, who took pride in her size on "today" earlier this month. >> i think flaunting your curves takes a lot of guts. >> reporter: tiegs thinks graham and other plus-sized models promote an unhealthy lifestyle. >> i was always thin and fit for my own good health, you know. i didn't do it because of modeling. >> reporter: tiegs, who graced the cover of "sports illustrated" three times, also
she faces a fire storm on social media, with many coming to graham's defense with comments like, cheryl tiegs, a full figured model doesn't promote a unhealthy lifestyle, but trying to get to a size zero does. while graham has yet to respond, she talked about her dislike of the term "plus-size" with ellen. >> i'm not a promoter of an anorexia or obesity. they have to be healthy at every size, as long as they're getting off the couch and moving their body. >> reporter: a message people consider less than model behavior. >> we reached out to tiegs and graham for comment but didn't hear back. tiegs took to twitter in an attack to clarify. saying, quote, being anorexic, baa balemic, it's all health problems.
>> as we know, ashley graham is gorgeous. he was she was on with you guys and with us. >> her message on ellen, it's about staying healthy, whatever your body type. get up and move. >> thanks, hoda. ahead, we'll do a special all oscars edition of the friday fishbowl. get excited, people. savannah becomes amy schumer's intern for a day. and learns all about the less glamorous binge eating disorder, or b.e.d.,... ...isn't just overeating. it's a real medical condition. and while the exact cause is unknown... ...certain chemicals in the brain may play a role. b.e.d. is also the most... ...common eating disorder in us adults. hi, i'm monica seles. when i binged,... ...i wasn't in control. i never felt satisfied... ...no matter what the quantity was. afterwards, i felt so upset with myself. to learn more about b.e.d.... ...go to binge eating disorder dot com and talk with
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>> this is funny. shag, mary -- should i pick another one? >> give it to savannah. >> which oscar nominee for best picture best describes now? "mad max: fury road," "the big short" or "the martian." >> what about the "revenant"? >> i guess "the martian"? >> funny sense of humor. >> no, no. >> i don't want to be fury road or big short. plead the fifth. >> the first movie i remember seeing is "the wizard of oz." >> when did that come out? >> black and white in the first half and color in the second. not nice. >> when my alarm goes off in the morning, i think "it's a wonderful life" or "scream."
>> these are cute questions. >> if your life were a movie, what would be the tag line. come on. >> tag line? >> hard one. >> i don't know. >> this is -- i don't -- go ahead. it says, shag, marry and kill. i would marry princess leia. this is silly. you do your question. want me to keep going? i guess i would -- >> you're arguing with yourself. >> are we on tv? go ahead, matt. is -- >> that's funny. >> you can't say because these people come on all the time. it's too hard. >> let's get to pop start. we have good stuff. >> your stars. >> we have good stuff. >> go, go, go. >> we'll kick off this pop start on friday with brie larson. she is the odds on favorite to win the oscar for best actress
before she was a big-time actress, she was a big draw at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. she posted this from 2005, explaining she sang on a barbie castle float with a dancing barbie and ken. yes, take it in. we dug up the parade video and there's brie larson, right there, rocking out on the big float right here in new york city. >> so cute! >> adorable. >> best of luck to brie and everyone else at the oscars. remember the child star in "curly sue"? another john hughes classic film. her name is alisan porter and business. now she's turning up on a show you may have heard of.
i'm going back someday >> wow. >> wow. what a voice. if i could only see >> wow. >> christina couldn't hold out any longer. curly sue is all grown up. all four of the big red chairs to turn. after a performance, emotional. she's gone through a hard time in life but has been sober eight years, has kids and a husband and wants to pursue her true passion for singing. >> who did she pick? >> find out what coach she picked when you watch the season 10 premiere of "the voice." >> heartless, christina. >> i'm not going to tell you. watch monday night. have to keep the magic of "the voice" alive. >> it'll be hard to compete with. >> a lot of good talent this season.
gisele, a new addition to their family. gisele says her kids are over member. not to be outdone, this video posted by tom using the "lion king" theme song, giving him the simba treatment. that's your pop start. have a good weekend. let's go to miami and check in with mr. roker. >> hey, guys. thanks so much. in fact, we are in south beach and having a great time. >> cheers, everyone. >> miami beach. fantastic. we're here joined by some of the best chefs in the country. we've got, of course, michael white. the fabulous marcus samuels. and our good buddy mr. jeffrey of the national. this is the 15th years of the festival. what keeps you coming back? >> first of all, miami in the wintertime, love that.
the community. >> 15 years. >> it's amazing what he's done and the community has done. >> it's all about scholarship, too. >> and getting the young people encouraged and into the food industry and what we do. it's very much a thing that they look forward to. as chefs, we look forward to seeing each other. >> this changed how miami eats. >> big event tonight, the burger bash. >> i'm judging. get ready! >> i have a patty melt. >> can i count on your vote? >> we want you to check us out at instagram >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a mix of sun and clouds this morning. colder and windy throughout the day. temperatures topping off into the upper 30s this afternoon with wind-chill fact yours down into the upper 20s thanks to that gusty wind. cold overnight tonight. back near 20 in boston. lower to middle teens in many of the suburbs.
tomorrow morning, bouncing back to near 40 in the afternoon. 56 degrees on sunday. continuing into the 50s on monday. >> guys, cronuts with froot loops on them. breakfast of champions. >> buddy, take care. let's turn to more of our special series, up for the job. >> i got to intern on "inside amy schumer." i thought i'd spend the day gabbing with my new bestie. not really. >> my first day on set of "inside amy schumer," and i came ready to leave an impression. >> how are you? >> savannah. nice to meet you. >> welcome to the party. >> reporter: he's the assistant director. >> more detailed information and your walkie talkie, with 16
>> wow. >> this is a trust building exercise, something we have every intern to. it's fire watching. ever heard of that? >> no. >> lucky, it doesn't involve live flames. >> oh, my gosh. >> basically, you stand at the back of a truck and you keep an eye on the gear for the crew so they don't have to do it. so they can do their jobs. >> so i'm standing here, making sure we don't get rob maryland bed? >> you don't have to take anyone down. >> what if i get take down? >> hit me on the walkie. >> i was hoping i didn't have to hit luke on the walkie. while i was busy chatting, apparently, my fire watching was lagging. >> i know you, your face, but i see your point. i was talking. i was talking and i wasn't really -- >> it's how it happens. >> what are you shooting? >> reporter: another rule, don't
>> the standard lie is it's a commercial for mayonnaise. >> reduced fat. it's healthier and lighter. >> are you interns, too? >> yeah. >> i'm savannah. this is my first day. >> josh. >> rachel. nice to meet you. >> do you have a lot of fun at the internship? >> yeah, having a blast. >> what do you do? i did fire watching. >> we're running all around. keeping everything together. >> do you ever have script ideas that you throw out there? >> i don't know if that's the smartest idea. everyone has their respective jobs. >> you can think of them in your head. >> broadcast them to your interns. >> >> got it. maintain self-control at all times. >> stand by to lock it up. >> copy. >> we are rolling, rolling, rolling. >> rolling. >> pretty much like fire watching.
>> still rolling. >> that's good. >> reporter: so good, in fact, i was let in on a major secret of working on the "inside amy schumer" set, free massages for everyone, courtesy of amy. >> how am i doing as an intern so far? >> i will say this, the next time you're fire watching, someone challenges you, look them straight in the eye. make them know that you are a wall that cannot be broken. >> so bring more confidence to it. >> yeah, sure. >> okay. >> reporter: now, i was loose and limber and ready for a shot at the big time. >> hi. >> here's my intern. >> hello. >> how you doing? >> good. >> you were late. >> so sorry. >> i heard you were getting a massage. >> no, no. i was getting your call sheet. >> oh, thank you. >> yes. >> let me check this. okay, approved. can we sit? >> love to. >> why did you want to intern for the show? >> i'm really into you. >> okay, that's a great start.
>> i don't know. it seems like maybe we can hang out together. >> hang out? >> me, you and jennifer lawrence or something. >> i'd love that but we need you to work today. >> oh. >> yeah. >> what are you looking for in an intern? >> usually, our interns stand around and they make uncomfortable eye contact with each other. then at a wrap party, they get drunk enough to hopefully make out. >> have you heard around the set of how i'm doing as an intern? >> everyone was saying you were doing a good job. i can't believe how seriously you talk to me looking like this. >> make a hole, what does that mean? >> you need to find that out. >> we're shooting. good luck. >> thanks, amy. >> thank you. >> best intern. >> thank you. >> i love amy. 90% of the interview was unair
>> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good morning, everybody. 8:27 on this friday morning. send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast. >> chris: good morning, sarah. 33 from boston to bedford to norwood. 26 in worcester. wind is active, gusting over 30mph. we'll continue that cold wind, but mostly sunny skies through the day. wind-chill factors down into the 20s. cold start tomorrow morning, cold start to the weekend, but look at this, by sunday temperatures back into the lower to middle 50s. weekday dry saturday into sunday. >> sarah: and we have breaking news in west bridgewater. that's where a car hit a house on mattfield street. one person was hurt and taken to the hospital. we have a crew on the way to the
we'll bring you a live report coming up on 7news at 9:00. the danvers teacher who was raped and killed by her student, this high school student will be in court today learning his fate. philip chism faces up to life in prison, the prosecution wants him to spend at least 50 years in prison. the defense wants him eligible for parole in 15 to 25 years. investigators are looking into what sparked a massive fire that destroyed this newport, rhode island, mansion. the 100-year-old estate on newport's bellevue avenue was under construction. a piece of history, jackie kennedy stayed at the mansion the day before she married president john f. kennedy. at 9:00.
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know. competition. meanwhile, savannah is boot. how is it looking, savannah? >> it's looking jewely. >> we'll check out the finished product in a bit. >> matt, this will be sexy by the time we're through. >> i agree. >> it's got to be easy accessible. you have to get the leg in there. >> i know. >> i can just smell, we're going to action that uction that off. no question. speaking of los angeles, it is the oscar weekend. is it leo's to lose? what will be best picture? more of our guide to the academy awards is coming up. we have a lot to get to. let's go down to al in south al? >> hey, guys, it is really beautiful here. we're at miami beach. right now, the south beach wine
get in full swing. check out our @today food instagram for all kinds of stuff. let's look at your weekend. starting off with saturday, we are looking at plenty of sunshine in the east. the inner mountain regions, record highs in the northern plains. windy in the great lakes. sunday, we're expecting more rain and snow in the pacific northwest. record highs continue around the central great lakes. warmer republican er er weather into the northeast. hollywood, sunny skies for the red carpet. we'll bringou the >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a mix of sun and clouds this morning. colder and windy throughout the day. temperatures topping off into the upper 30s this afternoon with wind-chill fact yours down into the upper 20s thanks to that gusty wind. cold overnight tonight.
lower to middle teens in many of the suburbs. and after the cold start tomorrow morning, bouncing back to near 40 in the afternoon. 56 degrees on sunday. continuing into the 50s on monday. >> hey, guys, in the next hour, our good pal giada de laurentiis will be here, doing breakfast cooking for us. >> he has all the luck. >> looks awesome, al. after months of buildup, "fuller house," the reboot of "full house," makes its debut on netflix today. >> craig melvin was there, as the cast got back together. >> well, you know, they say you can never go back home again. we're back home, which is incredible. >> before we go further, i want to say one thing. we all look good. everywhere you look >> reporter: that theme song. >> you've got it, dude. >> have mercy.
lines. >> my kitchen! >> cut it out. >> how rude! >> reporter: has it really been more than 20 years since the cast of "full house" shared a set? >> did you think we'd end up being roommates? >> not once. >> for us, we never stopped. we kept doing "full house" in our own homes. for real, we never left each other, any of us. >> at each other's weddings, birthdays, divorces. >> several. >> reporter: the tanner family and -- >> home, sweet, home. >> reporter: -- one special neighbor are back for the launch of "fuller house." john stay stamos, uncle jesse, is one responsible for the reboot. >> we're handing the show over to these very able young actresses. they move into the house and they have three kids they're raising.
>> it's who is helping you raise your kids because, unfortunately, one of the parents has passed away. >> you both got a smile. i don't know what i'd do if you weren't here. >> team d.j. on three. >> reporter: it's a role reversal the former kids of "full house" say they're ready for. >> it's the biggest transition. oh, there's a little bit of pressure for us. >> cocktail? >> i remember what it was like growing up and looking up to the adults on the set. wanting their approval. >> oops. >> reporter: on "fuller house," newly widowed d.j. tanner is raising her two sons and a boy, thoughter. >> who is your favorite cast members? >> uncle jesse. >> he's funny. >> when i first came, i'm like, hi, i plays max. he said, not anymore.
>> reporter: certainly no shortage of humor on set. >> he loves hitting me in the head. >> nothing has changed. since 25 years ago, we were like this. >> good morning. >> reporter: lori loughlin, the beloved aunt becky, agrees. >> call me becky. >> becky, i like that. >> first day i got here, i had the best time. i laughed so hard the first week, i used stomach muscles i'd never used before. >> reporter: the show's creators promise the family moments are back. a nod to nostalgic fans. with plenty of fresh family fun for a new generation. >> kings and aces, fuller house. >> i hope it goes up to 100 seasons. >> i think what would be great is if part of the "fuller house" show, they let bob saget tell his jokes. >> it is on netflix, matt.
8:38. we're back with more on this sunday's 88th academy awards. get those off my head. >> here with a preview of hollywood's big night and what you can expect is dave carter, host of front runners on fandango. good to see you. >> you, too. >> we have to talk about the oscars controversy. people are wondering how and when chris rock, the host, might take it on. i assume he's going to take it on. >> sure, he'll take it on at the top of the show. all eyes will be on the eight-minute monologue he does. he tested out some material at a nightclub in los angeles last week. people who were there said he really did not hold back. there is a bit about how martin luther king jr. would have thought about this controversy and all that. i think people are going to really see what he's been doing.
hosting this year. >> might be some people in the academy a little nervous about what he has to say. the speeches will be a little different. something. we're used to seeing winners get up there and ramble on and thank and thank. they have a new feature. >> so they've asked all the nominees to submit a list of names in advance. if they win, while they're giving their speech -- here's an example -- there will be a scroll for them to announce and to. will it work? i think in some cases, yeah. >> i like the idea. i don't think it works. >> i'm pro hf -scroll. >> they're hoping it'll promote more moments of speaking from the heart. it's a hard habit to break. people have people they want to thank. >> and you get nervous. i get it. >> i think it'll work in some cases. >> let's go predictions. a lot of people think leonardo dicaprio, it's a shoe?
he's been nominated so many times. he'll win for the right performance. revenant." >> best actress, what's going to happen? >> brie larson for "room." break-out star. >> she's won everything leading up. >> there's support for the movie which got a best director and best picture nomination. >> i think people's hearts are with stallone. >> even though he wasn't nominated for the guild award, he did not win for rocky, and this is a way to right the wrong. >> the best supporting actress is close? >> between kate winslet for "steve jobs" and a licia vikander
any time it's been alicia in "the danish girl" against kate, alicia wins. >> what about best director? >> i think it'll go to the "revenant," first ever to win back to back best director. i think "revenant" wins the best picture. "mad max" will win a ton. >> if history proves true, you'll be write on 95% of the predictions. >> i hope so. >> dave carter, thank you. >> sure thing. >> we'll have a wrap, the winners, fashions, after parties, everything monday on "today." natalie and al will be live in l.a. monday morning. celebrating some of our heros in honor of black history month.
we're back at 8:44 with looking back, moving forward, in honor of black history month. >> this morning we celebrate the achievements of black americans that have meant so much to us and people all around the world. >> black history month for me is truly american history. >> it gives us a moment to reflect on the progress that we've made but also how far we have to go as a society. >> black history is about people who have broken barriers in all endeavors. >> whether it's technology, the arts, sports. >> from politics to pop culture, black americans have left such an indelible mark. >> the inauguration of president obama in 2009, i think, was one of those moments that i will forever talk about. >> i don't think you had to be black or a person of color to appreciate it. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ applause ] >> every space of green between the national monument and the lincoln memorial was covered with people. >> i was out on one of the
making its way to the cap koll itol building. caught up in the moment. >> when he and mrs. obama got out of the car the first time, it almost couldn't register. >> this is exciting. >> i remember diane carol was the first black actress in history to star in her own television show. >> i've just been told i'm restricted to the clinic. >> i thought that was thrilling and she was so beautiful. she was just exquisite. then one of my favorite actors of all time, sydney portier, won an oscar for a beautiful movie. a woman >> a woman who i respect and am in awe of was ruby bridges. there were so many people chanting, two, four, six, eight, we don't want to integrate. she didn't know she was making history.
>> ranch ricky had the courage to sign robinson to a major league contract. that took guts. then the sheer talents of jackie robinson who went on the field and played to the highest level every day and ignored what was thrown at him. and set a standard above anything anyone had seen before. those two guys in combination are black history month to me. >> jesse owens and his performance at the 1936 berlin olympics. i have this picture up in my office. i gives me chills every time i look at it. why was it so significant? jesse owens won four gold medals at an olympics hosted by adolph hitler. the point was to show off white supremacy. what did jesse owens did, the son of a sharecropper? he disproved the entire theory. >> calvin p. was an important figure to me in history. i'm a huge golfer. he didn't start playing until he was 24, from detroit. i remember seeing him as a kid,
the golf course. not a tremendous amount of african-americans. long before tiger woods. amazing that he'd go on to a champion golfer. >> black history is about american history because the two are inseparable. >> what we describe as the triumphant moments and the difficult moments are all a part of who we are. >> one of my favorite martin luther king quotes is the marc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. i think there's a lot of work to do, but i think there's a lot of things to be proud of, as well. >> to understand some of the terrible things that have happened in this country and the suffering that has happened in this country. but also the great things and the great people that have risen from that. >> once you know your history, you're a better person for it. >> i think our history is intertwined, so as you look at what accomplishments have been accomplishments. >> that's the importance of black history month.
reminded of those contributions. >> very different and interesting choices. >> absolutely. >> from everyone. coming up on weekend today, sheinelle is going to share her family's influence on wichita, kansas. coming up, we're sending lucky fans on a leap weekend adventure to los angeles. first, this is "today" on nbc. homecoming? it' s awesome. but with the citizens bank education refinance loan, it gets even better. you know those people who pay a little extra and get all the legroom in coach? that could be you, if you refinance your student loans. i can refinance, even with 4 loans from undergrad? yes, you could replace your student loans with one new loan at a lower rate and save money on interest. sounds easy! it is easy! just ask us how much you can save at 1-866-999-0218 or visit lightenyourloan.com pour customers have saved an average of $147 a month- more than $1,700 a year! so treat yourself to something from that in-flight magazine! but why stop there? you can save up for a new car, a wedding,
welcome back to "today." all morning long, we've had a little arts and crafts project going on. we have been bedazzling my boot. we have erica, diy expert, founder of p.s. i made this.com. she's been doing the honors. >> hi. >> hi. >> here's our big reveal. >> what do you think? >> i love it. it adds a little special something. >> i wanted it to be tasteful, >> it is. did you know that? >> i didn't but i'm impressed by how subtle you kept it. i thought it was going to be -- >> wait a minute. there's something special on the backside. >> that's cool. >> superman. >> everybody needs monogram in their life. >> thank you so much. >> of course. >> here's the deal, it's functionable and fashionable. >> if you want to learn how to
boot but other things, go to today.com. we have tips. thanks. >> of course. let's move on to our big contest and send lucky folks to los angeles for the long leap day weekend. people came, bags packed, and with posters to tell us how they would spend the extra 24 hours. >> a reminder, the trip includes a three-night stay at the line hotel. bike tour on the beach. and a dinner at filippe, the orange. all courtesy of discover los angeles. >> if you wear hear your name, come forward with your poster and suitcase to receive your ticket. jennifer and rebecca. these are friends that drove from delaware at 1:00 a.m. jennifer is a cancer survivor. >> all right!
children at home. >> congratulations, you're going to l.a.! >> thank you, thank you, thank you! >> come over here. way to go. wait, there's more. katie and megan. they're college roommates. they have no money for travel so they recreated l.a. landmarks they want to visit using props at home. congratulations, ladies. >> thank you. >> come over here. >> you're going to l.a.! happy leap day. >> wait, there's more! >> keep going. >> where are kim and amanda? hoping to surprise their daughter who moved to l.a. in june. kim has never been to los angeles. that's a really good poster. >> love it. >> congratulations!
>> here you go. >> way to go. >> more? >> yeah! >> all right. leah and jeffrey here? they're celebrating their 25th anniversary. they're hoping the kids do not throw a house party on the way. jeffrey has never been to california. come on over, leah and jeffrey! >> last but not least -- >> that's right. we have elizabeth. elizabeth, are you here? she's coming. she's in new york for a conference. she decided she really needs some tacos. she's flying solo. elizabeth, come on down. you are going to l.a. she has her bag packed. >> they all have their bags packed. >> ready to rock. >> thank you. >> happy leap day year. happy trip to los angeles. have a great time. all right?
we're living in a very competitive global economy, and if we are going to succeed, we need the best-educated workforce in the world. we should be making public colleges and universities tuition-free. we're going to pay for it with a tax on wall street speculation. the taxpayers of this country bailed out wall street. it is time for them to start helping the middle class of this country. i'm bernie sanders
and convicted murderer philip chism back in court for what could be a historic sentencing. we'll figure out how long he will spend behind bars. a deadly shooting in kansas. what we are learning about if shooter. >> and the republicans facing off one more time before super tuesday this time the candidates gang up on the front-runner. >> our class act getting used to new country and language. he's helping others do exactly the same thing. >> a lot of sunshine on this friday morning. a lot of wind and colder temperatures how long this last ahead. all that and a lot more
teenager who killed his math faith. how long will philip chism spend behind bars >> a dangerous series of boston robbery with a dangerous weapon. police are on the search for that suspect. a new england mansion burning to the ground. flames just swallowing up this mansion in newport. good friday morning everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. i'm christa delcamp. it's a blustery friday to start out there. it doesn't look like temperatures are budging one bit out there. let's send it over to chris