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president obama scheduled to be there, but facing growing criticism over his decision not to attend tomorrow's funeral. moment of impact. a sightseeing helicopter crashes near pearl harbor. why the pilots actions saved lives. an alarming surge. the dramatic increase in flu cases around the country. what you can do to ward off the virus. today, friday, february 19th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc brks krrksbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. it's friday morning. i'm savannah alongside willie geist. >> we talked earlier about how remarkable it is we had george w bush, president obama and president clinton entering in on
enter the pope. >> don't miss religion and politics, not applying to this race. it is a big story this morning. the presidential candidates are making their final pitches ahead of tomorrow's democratic caucus in nevada, and the republican primary in south carolina. as willie mentioned, this election has taken another strange twist, with this back and forth between donald trump and the pope. we will talk to mr. trump live in a moment. we want to begin our decision 2016 coverage this morning with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning to you. south carolina, of course, famous for a good spirited debate. the fighting has gone from surprising to surreal. here's where things stand on the republican side. you can see the race is tightening. donald trump, according to the new nbc news/wall street journal poll out this morning, up five points over ted cruz. down to a 16-point advantage he had one month ago. marco rubio and jeb bush in a
>> reporter: donald trump now diffusing what began as a holy war of words. >> i don't like fighting with the pope. i think he's doing a very good job. the pope is a wonderful guy. >> reporter: the donald versus the pope started hours earlier. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> reporter: pope francis after praying on the mexican side of the u.s. border responded by challenging the republican front runner's proposal to build a wall. a person who thinks only about building walls and not bridges, he told reporters, is not christian. trump arguing the pope would be blessed to have him in the white house. >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which as everyone knows, is isis' ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope will have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: a top trump aide tweeting this picture, showing
walls. >> he has a big wall at the vatican. >> reporter: trump is also facing questions over a 2002 howard stern interview, in which he said he supported the war in iraq, despite the recent claims that he opposed it. >> are you for invading iraq? >> yeah, i guess so. um, you know, i wish it was -- i wish the first time, it was don't correctly. >> reporter: he tried to clarify his remarks. >> probably the first time anybody asked me that question. by the time the war started, i was against the war. >> reporter: for all the campaign season's nastiness, emotional moments, too. >> i would hope in the lord and in my friends, and now i found it in my presidential candidate that i support. i'd really appreciate one of those hugs you've been talking about. [ applause ] >> reporter: like john kasich, comforting a supporter struggling with hardship and depression.
24 hours ago. no room for error for these candidates. all of them pulling out the stops, including jeb bush, whose mom, barbara bush, 90 years old, will be back on the trail today. back to you. >> peter, thank you so much. donald trump is with us now on the phone. mr. trump, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's see if we can clear something up that has become an issue in south carolina. the question is whether or not you said that the bush administration lied to get us into the war in iraq. here is exactly what you said at the debate on saturday night. we will roll the tape. >> they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction. there were none, and they knew there were none. >> here's what you said last night at a cnn town hall when asked by a voter, who didn't like the sentiment, whether you'd be willing to reconsider. we'll roll that tape. >> would you be willing to rethink that? >> a lot of people agree with what i said. i'm not talking about lying. i'm not talking about not lying. >> which is it, mr. trump?
night. are you still saying that the bush administration lied to get us into iraq? >> i'm not saying anything one way or the other. >> you did. >> savannah, i'm saying that as far as i'm concerned, the decision to go into iraq was probably one of the worst decisions ever made in the history of our country. it led to the total de destabilization of the middle east and everything now. >> i'm sorry to interrupt but to this specific issue, there are voters in south carolina that are seizing on this. whether or not you accused the bush administration of lying. >> i think you're aseizing on it. i don't think the voters are seizing on it. i don't know if he lied or not. he could have. maybe he did and maybe he didn't. i guess you'd have to ask him. whatever, the decision to go into the middle east, iraq, was one of the worst decisions in the history of our country.
we have wounded ware your eded warriors who i love all over the place. that was the decision. iran is taking over iraq. we lost and have been humiliated there. if you go in, you go in to win. but the war in iraq was one of the worst decisions. why he made it, there were no weapons of mass destruction. he said there were weapons of mass destruction. there were no weapons of mass destruction. it's been a horrible decision. maybe the worst decision ever made by the united states. >> mr. trump, it's willie geist. let's take up that question of iraq. you have said as one of the pillars of your foreign policy credentials that you had the wisdom to know it would be a bad idea to invade iraq. you said you said that in 2003 and 2004. last night, buzzfeed unearthed a clip of you talking to howard stern september 11th, 2002, where you were asked, should we go into iraq and you said, yeah, i guess so.
trump, is, are you exaggerating how strong you were against the war? i know you've said things down the road that put you out there as someone who was against the road, but are you exaggerating how hard you were against it? >> no. that was long before the war started. by the time the war started and you have documentation of this, by the time the war started, i was against it. you see articles in 2003 -- don't forget, i wasn't a politician. nobody cared about my opinion. that was just a question asked of me. i was a civilian. i was an entrepreneur. >> at the time, did you think it was a good idea? >> to go into the war? >> in 2002. >> it was a disaster. because the question was asked in 2002, long before the war started. by the time the war started, i was against it and immediately after it started and for many years, identify've been against it. i said it'll destabilize the middle east and iran will take over the middle east. that's what happened.
with pope francis. we heard about what you had to say about that, and you feel maybe pope francis didn't say something as initially harsh as you were told. you said yesterday no leader, especially a religious leader, should have a right to question another man's religious and faith. i was struck by that. over this last week, and even on friday, a week ago, you tweeted about ted cruz. how can ted cruz be an evangelical christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest. you have been questioning another person's faith. >> no, i'm not. ted cruz told many lies. he got caught. you'll be reporting on one in a while, what he did with marco rubio, with a false ad he put out. what he did to ben carson in iowa. >> you questioned his faith, whether or not the fact you say he's a liar makes him less of a christian. >> no, i didn't. >> how can he be an evangelical christian when he lies so much
>> i'm not questioning his faith. i say that ted cruz holds up the bible and then lies. he's been caught on almost all occasions. he did voter violation forms, which is a fraud. he did so many things so bad. i've never seen anything like it. marco rubio called him an absolute liar. he's never seen anything like it. i've never seen a politician do that. ted cruz lies. everybody knows he lies. it's disgraceful and, yet, he says he's an evangelical christian. that's his -- i'm not -- i'm just saying he says it. >> mr. trump, thank you so much. i think we cut it out -- the cell phone signal cut out but i think we got it. thank you so much. >> thank you, mr. trump. things are getting tighter on the democratic side. look at our new poll. hillary clinton leads bernie sanders nationally. 53%/42%. a month ago, secretary clinton was up 25 points. andrea mitchell is following that race.
>> good morning to you, willie. wb within hours of bernie sanders calling bill clinton's achievements disastrous, hillary clinton came out swinging against her rival at the msnbc town hall. >> i don't know where all this comes from because maybe it's that senator sanders wasn't really a democrat until he decided to run for president. >> reporter: it was the first time hillary clinton so fiercely attacked bernie sanders for not being a real democrat. >> he doesn't even know what the last two democratic presidents did. you know what, it's true. it's true. >> reporter: firing back at sanders for saying in 2011 that president obama should face a primary challenger. >> the idea that there can be a primary with different ideas get floated and debated, it's not terrible. >> reporter: and for criticizing bill clinton. >> i happen to think bill clinton did a pretty good job as president. let's be clear, i happen to think our trade agreements from nafta, from tpp, have been a disaster. >> reporter: many questions
including one woman, a u.s. citizen, whose husband was deported. >> what would you do to bring my husband home? >> clearly, those are not the policies that i want to see, and i will change those pollicypolicies. >> how long would it take to change the policies? i've been waiting six years. >> i can't -- we will use our executive office and power as much as we can. >> reporter: later, unprompted, clinton reached out to her. >> i will end the three and ten-year bar provision, so you don't have to face that ever again. >> reporter: both were asked if they'd tackle immigration reform in their first 100 days. >> not a dictator here. it has to do with cooperation from the congress. >> it's at the top of this list. >> reporter: clinton came under fire for not releasing transcripts of her paid speeches. >> i am happy to release anything i have, when everybody else does the same. >> reporter: with exit polls
sanders, he embraced his feminine side. >> i consider myself a strong feminist. in fact, gloria steinem, everybody knows she's one of the leading feminists of america, made me an honorary woman many, many years ago. >> on thursday night, both candidates showed up at a union picket line with labor a key factor in the vote for the caucuses tomorrow. they have one day left before the caucuses. it is a critical test of hillary clinton's campaign. she was once far ahead and now it's neck and neck. >> senator sanders playing to the honorary woman vote in nevada. andrea, thank you. let's bring in chuck mod,todd, moderator of "meet the press" and moderator of last night's town hall. >> let's talk about the town hall and what's happening in the state of nevada. the polling there, i know you unreliable. we don't get a lot of it. it looks tight based on what we know.
the room with secretary clinton and senator sanders last night? >> well, what was fascinating was the fact that, by the way, both of them got booed at different points. it was a ruckus room a little bit. i think it tells you something about what's going on in the ground in nevada. the time i spent there, it's clear to me that both campaigns agree that sanders has the momentum and the question is whether clinton's lead, which she had a week ago here, is big enough to hold for a surge that there's an expectation that sanders supporters are going to flood at the last minute, reregister and get there. >> let's talk about south carolina. february 27th for the democrats to vote there. we have a poll out of south carolina on both sides. where does that shake out? >> look, i think a lot depends on nevada. a sanders win, and i'd argue it's a must-win for sanders, but a sanders win in nevada then
win in a place with a diverse elekctorate electorate. it creates another week of negative headlines for clinton and it can close the gap in south carolina. a win in nevada would allow him to make it a single digit race in south carolina. that's why saturday is so important for both candidates. >> chuck todd on his way home, thank you so much. >> thanks, chuck. it is an emotional day at the supreme court where the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose. a public viewing ahead of funeral ralservices tomorrow. pete williams is at the court for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. this will be justice scalia's final return to the supreme court. a building where he was among the longest serving justices in u.s. history. today's ceremony is one he knew well. >> reporter: inside the supreme court's magnificent great hall, justice scalia's casket will lie in repose, an honor last given to former chief justice rehnquist in 2005. back then, justice scalia
george w. bush as they paid their respects. today, president and mrs. obama will come to the court to do the same for justice scalia. stephen breyer, in the first public appearance of a justice since scalia's death, said friends were sad. >> he was a life force of the court and it'll be a grayer place without him. decent man who has made an enormous impression. >> reporter: tomorrow, the funeral at the basilica of the national shrine of the i immaculate conception, where his son will celebrate mass. vice president biden will attend the funeral but president obama will not, prompting ted cruz to describe mr. obama this way. >> lawless and faithless president. who is eager to travel to cuba but unwilling to show up at the funeral of justice scalia. >> reporter: with republicans saying the next president should
biden told rachel maddow the senate must act promptly on president obama's nomination to get the court back to nine justice is. >> if we don't nominate someone in the next month or so, start the hearing process, they say nothing is going to happen until the next election, it won't be until next june or july before you have a supreme court justice. >> after a private ceremony this morning with a prayer and a reading, the supreme court will be open to the public for those who want to say their final good-byes. >> pete williams outside the supreme court, thanks. pope francis' back and forth with donald trump is not the only reason the pope is making news this morning. on his flight back to the vatican, he indicated that contraceptives could be used to prevent the spread of zika, despite the church's long-standing ban. ann thampe thompson is at vatican city with more. >> good morning. as we've seen with his comments
pope francis can be blunt. even his closest observers were surprised by the exception he made yesterday to the church's opposition to artificial birth control. >> reporter: in pope francis' native latin america, the zika virus carried by mosquitos, is being linked to babies born with abnormally small heads. women are urged to avoid getting pregnant in the region of the world that is enormously catholic. the pope said contraception to prevent zika is the lesser of two evils compared to abortion. he said abortion is a crime, absolute evil, and likened it to what the mafia does. his decision is not the first in church history. in the '60s, the pope allowed nuns in danger of rape to use birth control. in that case as in the zika epidemic now, francis said it was a clear exception. that exception has some people
as a modern pope who finds solutions. but experts insist this is not a change in church doctrine. >> this is not a blanket statement to apply to all forms of contraception at any moment, but this is dealing with a disease that's wreaking havoc in people's lives. >> now, pope francis also talked about the latest gossip here at the vatican concerning a close friendship st. john paul ii had with a female american philosopher. pope francis said friendship with a woman is not a sin. popes can have holy and healthy friendships with women, and popes need their input. without it, he said, men are missing something. >> quite the newsy trip back to the vatican. appreciate it. let's get a first check of the weather from dylan in for al. >> not a week ago, we were talking about record cold. now, we're talking about record warm temperatures across almost the entire country. look at this ridge in the jet
temperatures to warm up. we saw several record highs through the plains, texas, the midwest yesterday. 20ed today, we'll see highs across the areas, as well. especially through the midwest, where temperatures will be running 15 to 25 degrees above average. look through the weekend. wichita, 72 today and 74 on saturday. the 60s on sunday. jackson, mississippi, mid to upper 70s. memphis, tennessee, top up in the mid to upper 60s. this will start to spread to the east. temperatures up and down the east coast will be well above average. we're looking at highs in washington, d.c. and richmond, virginia, to top out in the mid 60s for the start of the weekend. even into monday, temperatures well above average. that's a all year long you worked hard to take care of business and take care of the people who matter most. so when your tax refund arrives, make it go a little further at walmart.
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it's taking this threat very seriously and closing the school is the right thing to do. brig. gen. ret. don broome/hargrav e president - "we contacted local law enforcement and they opened an active investigation which is still continuing...the number one concern we have is the safety of our cadets and our faculty and staff. so, we treat this very, very seriously." the school has also declared this weekend an open weekend for cadets, meaning cadets will be allowed to leave campus.### let's check in with storm team meterologist kristina montuori. friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s
because i'm happy 7:30 now. it's tgif. 19th of february, 2016. these folk rs gets are getting a jump start on their weekend with a visit to our rockefeller plaza. we have natalie, dylan, me and willie said this was like a slumber party. >> you were doing your nails. >> it's the truth. preview of steals and deals coming. >> i sat back like this. >> i thought we were doing a news show here. we are. we are. let's get to the headlines this morning. this is breaking this morning. u.s. war planes carrying out air strikes on an isis training camp
as many as 40 people were killed. the u.s. was reportedly targeting a senior tunisian operative linked to two militant attacks in tunisia last year. that operative was likely killed in the strike. our new national poll shows bernie sanders cutting into hillary clinton's leads. 53% of voters supporting secretary clinton. 42% supporting sanders. both candidates taking part in a town hall last night, and they clashed over president obama. >> he's called him weak and disappointing, tried to get someone to run against him in the 2012 election, the primary. i just don't know where all this comes from. >> there is one of the two democratic candidates here who actually ran against barack obama. it wasn't me. >> the nevada caucus is tomorrow, while the republicans compete tomorrow in a primary in south carolina.
body lies in repose today in the great hall of the supreme court building. the public is invited to pay their respects one day before funeral services. also this morning, we're learning more about a terrifying crash caught on camera in hawaii. a helicopter carrying a family of four, plunging into pearl harbor. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has more on this one. good morning. >> the national transportation safety board, ntsb, will be on site later today to start their investigation. they already have what could be a critical piece of evidence. video of the last moments the chopper was airborne. >> reporter: the sightseeing helicopter was losing altitude quickly. witnesses say smoke was coming from the tail as it closed in on a crowd gathered along the shore. then it happened. slamming into the water with five people aboard. the chopper began to sink immediately. scott witnessed the crash and sprang into action to help the
down. he put it right off the shore, where people were. as soon as people saw what was happening, they started running. >> reporter: as quickly as the helicopter went down, many plunged into the water. >> i swam in to the aircraft and the kid in the backseat was entangled in the seat belt. >> reporter: some passengers able to swim ashore, but a teenager was critically injured. everyone rushed to the hospital. >> i pray the kid is okay. i guess he's still in critical condition. >> reporter: the navy says the chopper is owned by genesis aviation, registered to jeffrey. this photo taken from his facebook page. the sightseeing company tours pearl harbor, offering stunning views of the u.s.s. arizona memorial, where the aircraft went down 20 feet offshore, directly next to a visitors' center. >> seen the helicopter sputter about 500 feet.
>> reporter: the investigation into what went wrong has just begun. an incredible crash caught on camera that everyone was lucky to survive. >> siting privacy concerns, we know one person was listed in critical condition. the other injuries are believed to be minor, considering the force of this crash. we did reach out to the owner of the helicopter company. our calls have not yet been returned. >> that video takes your breath away. thanks so much. there are new develops in apple's fight against the federal government on an order to hack into the phone of a san bernardino shooter. it's something the tech giant has done in the past. here's joe fryer. >> reporter: federal agents thursday taking evidence from the home of a relative of san bernardino shooter syed farook. >> can i talk to you real quick about the raid this morning? excuse me, can i talk to you? >> reporter: what the feds really want is access inside farook's iphone, sparking a public fight between apple and the government.
apple, including facebook and twitter. its ceo writing, we stand with tim cook and apple and thank him for his leadership. the judge is ordering the company to create new software to unlock farook's phone. >> to deny government access under court order, that creates safe havens for all different kinds of bad guys. >> reporter: major tech companies get thousands of requests from law enforcement each year to hand over customer data. in many cases, faced with valid subpoenas or search warrants, the companies comply. in a court case last year in new york, prosecutors noted apple has repeatedly assisted law enforcement officers in federal criminal cases by extracting data from passcode-locked iphones. saying apple complied with at least 70 court orders since 2008. for apple, the san bernardino case is very different. apple can extract data from phones with older operating
ios 7 and earlier. farook's phone is running on ios 9 and apple says it can't extract data from those devices because they're encrypted. the company would have to build a so-called back door to get inside. steve wozniak says back doors are a bad idea. >> i believe that apple's brand recognition and value and profits is largely based on an item called trust and trust means you believe somebody. you believe you're buying a phone with encryption. we shouldn't have hidden back doors. >> reporter: apple has another week to respond to the court order in this battle over impressive si privacy and security. joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. let's turn back to dylan who is in for al. >> we have cool video. fire nato in missouri. the definition is a spinning vortex of flame. it didn't cause any damage, but it was part of a wildfire. sometimes these wildfires are so
it's windy in the area anyway, and it helped to spread the fire. there has been no injuries reported. it's more a brush that caught fire. we are still looking at conditions today that could lead to the spread of wildfires. it's very dry. humidity is around 15%. it's also very windy. look at all these high wind warnings and advisories. 55 million people could see very gusty winds today, perhaps in excess of 65 miles per hour. especially across the northern plains. as we go through the day today, we'll see the winds start to spread into the midwest. we'll see justs s gusts as high as 35 to 45 with isolated higher erer gusts. it creates the conditions for fires to spread. it's ahead of the cold front and behind it, we are looking at gusty conditions. up and down the east coast, not a lot going on.
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that we are seeing an uptick in the number of place scases. in some places, twice as many cases. there are different indicators the cdc uses to try to determine the severity of the season. while they have some, they don't have all of the indicators. again, the people we reached out to have said they've seen, and the cdc is confirming, we're seeing a range of severity, from mild to severe. importantly, there have been cases, again in the young adults we generally think are the not so vulnerable group, who have gotten severe illness that has required intensive care. i always want to point that out. we know that the most vulnerable groups are the people over the age of 65 and kids under the age of 2, as well as people with chronic illnesses. if you're not vaccinated and otherwise a healthy, middle-aged adult, you could still get a severe illness if you get the flu. >> does that map and the late
this year's flu vaccine? i know this year, it wasn't very effective. >> the major trainstrain h1n1 is covered by this year's vaccine. a lot of people last year were saying, why should i bother getting vaccinated? >> is it too late to get vaccinated now? >> absolutely not. we see flu season go well into early may. it takes about two weeks to develop antibodies after you get vaccinated. really, now that we're seeing -- we're in the early stages of this surge of cases. it is not too late. we recommend vaccinations for everybody over the age of six months. a lot of anti-viral treatment, as well, if you're a candidate for it. speak to your health care provider if you think you're infected. >> good information. dr. azar, thank you so much. >> i got my flu shot from you and feel terrific. >> great. it went so well. just ahead on pop start, adele teams up with ellen to pull off the ultimate hidden
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image on thursday of senator marco rubio shaking hands with the president. there it is. not so fast. quickly, this is an image that showed cruz's team photoshoped the image with rubio and obama's faces on it. watch what happens. here's the example of the photoshop, right there. >> oh, with their left hands. >> put rubio and the president's faces on the stock photo. immediately, the #cruz photoshop look off online. rubio was edited into everything imaginable. there he is on the mona lisa. luke skywalker. he was in space. he made the fayemous oscar photo. then cruz became the meme victim, getting his "star wars" mockup with princess leia.
overnight, the cruz campaign replaced the edited image with a real handshake between rubio and obama. not quick enough to beat the trend. guys? >> it was almost like intentional. a left-handed handshake, and then they had the real picture. why not go with that first? carson, thanks so lot. >> the internet was there for us with the memes.
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it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, when faith and families collide. >> you have no idea, the nightmare that we have been going through. >> meet the parents who say they lost their daughter to a secretive religion. everybody get golden everybody get goldie. >> i'm an actress. >> the legendary actress opens up about fame, family and the surprising new work that may be her most amazing accomplishment yet. >> it's the most important thing i've done?
hello, jamba juice. >> chug. >> she'll show you how ellen helps adele pull off the perfect prank. today, friday, february 19th, 2016. the way you do what you do >> i'm turning 21 in new york. >> i'm here to celebrate my birthday all the way from texas. >> good morning, south carolina. it's my birthday. the way you do what you dough >> good morning, syracuse. it's our wedding anniversary. >> we're skipping school to dance in new york city. >> we're from texas to meet wrangler. >> good morning, everybody. it's friday, february 19th. 32 degrees on the plaza. great crowd out here. everyone is in a super good mood.
i love our boot ladies. i'll check it out. the medical boot is not fancy enough. we need to bling it out. >> accessorize. >> what's that show, "pimp my ride." >> nice. jill martin is here with a steals and deals to help drive away your winter blues, including a deal on nail polish that the ladies cannot stop raving about. carson and i are suffering the consequences. >> yes, we are. don't forget, you have one week left for your chance at the ultimate wedding. we've partnered with my"my big fat greek wedding 2" to give you a wedding. go to today.com/wedding for all the rules and regulations. >> sounds good. thank you, carson. let's head inside for the check of the top stories. >> for the presidential
day of campaigning before tomorrow's contest in nevada and south carolina. kristen welker is in las vegas. good morning. >> natalie, good morning. another busy day of campaigning here in nevada. with the caucus less than 24 hours away. thursday night at our msnbc/telemundo town hall, the candidates had their sharpest exchanges on topics from immigration to who is more loyal to president obama. >> reporter: senator sanders and secretory clinton taking direct shots at each other thursday night. >> maybe it was that sanders wasn't a democrat until he decided to run for president. it's true. >> one of the two democratic candidates here ran against barack obama. it wasn't me. >> reporter: the audience also fired up, one person again
transcripts of her golden sacks speeches. >> i'll release it when everybody else does. >> reporter: sanders pressed on his filmeminism. >> gloria steinem made me a honorary woman. >> reporter: fighting to get im immigration reform done. >> it's a priority. >> you said you'll address it within the first 100 days. >> we will, jose. >> reporter: donald trump exchanging words with the pope. >> the pope is a nice guy. >> reporter: the pope said a guy who talks about building a wall is not a christian. buzzfeed unearthed a 2002 interview, where trump showed support for the iraq war, which he said he's been opposed. >> are you for the iraq war?
>> reporter: trump trying to clarify. >> by the time the war started, i was against the war. >> clinton is getting a boost. an endorsement from top south carolina democrat. the primary is a week away. clinton leads sanders there by 28 points. >> kristen, thank you. today, the president and first lady and the public pay their final respects to supreme court justice antonin scalia. throughout the day, thousands of people will file by his casket as his body lies in repose in the great hall of the supreme court. where scalia served for almost three decades. his funeral takes place tomorrow at the basilica at the national shrine of the immaculate conception in washington. an update on a story we told you about last month. an apartment building on the edge of a crumbling cliff was torn down thursday in pacifica, california. it had been condemned years ago because of the costal erosion. it was perched precariously, in
another apartment building right next door may be taken down, as well. it's not unusual for a member of the harlem globe globetrotters to hit a trick shot. this may be the best yet. take a look. the staples center balcony in los angeles. he heaved the ball 100 feet into the basket below. >> no way! >> nothing but net. the globetrotters are per forpingforp ing -- performing at the staples amazing. tried it. >> we see them do these things all the time. >> thank you, natalie. trending. you think it doesn't matter what you wear to the gym? it does. not just for dating. apparently, what you wear can >> all right. >> i totally buy that. plus, you have to see what happened when adele shows up at a restaurant with ellen in her ear, telling her exactly what to say. for a lot of families, faith
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time for what's trending today. have you convinced yourself to buy fancy sneakers, thinking it might help you with your workout? or workout gear? or a cool dress, thinking i'll do better in my presentation? >> if i look the part, i'll be the part. >> i try to convince my husband all the time to buy something new. >> you're right and it's backed up by, wait for it, natalie, science. they did a study and found wearing designer names can boost your performance. >> ah-ha. >> it resolves around the pla see -- placebo effect. it allows us to relax and perform better. i think -- have you ever not wanted to go to the gym but you're like, i want to wear the new sports bra, whatever. >> i had the same wear of sports from when carson was hosting trl. >> the cut-off shirt? >> you'll feel better about yourself.
out, you work out harder. >> that's what you're going for, cute. >> i'm not sure that's what i'm going for when i work out. an image went viral online. a korean war vet taken in the 1950s. the man in the picture, he wants to keep his identity private. the man's grandson posted his picture on reddit and the internet declared him, the hot grandpa. >> nice smile. >> easy, easy. we shared this story on our facebook page and it went wild. a lot of you submitted your own hot grandpa photos. we have to share some. >> let's see. >> it's the uniforms. >> that helps. >> also the era. >> look at him. >> let's go back to the -- oh, he's cute. >> when reached for comment, natalie morales said, hubba, hubba. >> oh, my.
watch out. it's friday. we thought we'd get out the old fishbowl. let's start with you. 90 seconds on the clock. >> i start? >> pass it around. >> random questions. >> we don't know what they are. >> if you don't like the question, throw it back. >> is that true? >> new rule. >> what's your biggest turn off? >> untidiness. >> i thought you'd say nail polish. >> cleaning up my stuff. >> would you rather feel hungover for a month or be forced to wear stilettos all day, every day, for a month? >> stilettos. >> hungover is never fun. >> hungover suggests maybe i had a fun night the day before. >> good for you. >> would you rather eat your favorite meal every meal for the rest of your life, or never eat your favorite meal again? >> i'd rather eat my favorite meal every day. than never eat it? yeah. absolutely. >> here we go. if you could read one person's mind, who would it be?
>> i was going to say, i have a running dialogue of what my dog is thinking. >> i love you, i love you, all day long. >> what scares you the most and why? i hate my stomach dropping, like on roller coasters, all that stuff. i don't know if that's the most, but it's one of my fears. >> the fire/tornado thing doesn't scare you that you showed us earlier? >> who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? my wife. >> from nataliegnat if you could be any rock star, who would you be? good question. i don't know. madonna. >> okay. we're done. >> that's it. that was fun. >> madonna? now for the prank adele and ellen pulled off.
for a joke, as well. >> thursday, adele was on the ellen degeneres show. talked about her performance at the grammys and how disappointed she was afterward. it didn't stop adele from having fun with ellen. she walked into a jamba juice with hidden cameras, wearing an ear piece with ellen's voice, and the singer had to do what ellen told her. things got funny. take a look. >> am i seeing wheat grass there? >> yeah. >> take out scissors from your purse. in your purse are scissors. i would like -- and start chopping some. >> can i chop some up? >> anything you want. >> put it in your mouth. chew on it. >> there's a brush in your purse.
>> can you brush my hair? >> it was gold. >> awesome. >> you have to watch the whole thing. it was really funny. >> i love that series. another singer whose grammy performance didn't go as -- actually, didn't go at all. rihanna, at the last minute, she backed out due to bronchitis. now her world tour will be delayed two weeks due to production delays. it'll be the first solo for rihanna since 2013. finally, danica patrick, you're used to seeing her in a car but not as your driver. the nascar racer went undercover, picking up unsuspecting passengers. see what happens next. >> buckle up for safety. you might need it. my boyfriend thinks i'm a horrible driver. >> why? >> i don't follow the rules. i drive too fast. i ride too close. gosh, come on, light. i hate waiting.
>> that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> dylan, thank you so much. this morning, we have a new installment in our series, undercovered. you pick the stories you think need more attention. >> investigative correspondent ronan farrow has been digging around and uncovered one about faith and family. good morning. >> good to see you. a little background, experts say there are more than 3,000 unorthodox religious groups across the u.s. and europe. some, people say, are dangerous,. what happens when a family thinks their daughter has been drawn into a dangerous cult? she says her parents aren't accepting her beliefs. sugar decuir suggested this undercovered topic. >> there's two beckys. the cult becky belongs to the group and we can't get her away. >> voicemail box of --
birthday. those are her parents. they're calling but they know they won't hear back. >> we love you so much. we wish you were with us. we miss you. >> reporter: they say their daughter's mind has been hijacked. >> you have no idea the nightmare we've been going through. >> reporter: the family says it came out of nowhere. rebecca's childhood seemed perfect. she was in the national honor's society, on the track team, in the school band. she wanted to grow up to the a teacher. >> i was close with my sister. she was really happy. >> reporter: about nine years ago, an acquaintance invited rebecca to join a bible study group. her family said she started slipping away. >> she didn't come home for christmas. she didn't show up to my wedding. >> reporter: then they say things got really weird. suddenly, rebecca was married to another member of the church. >> they arranged a marriage. >> what makes you think it was arranged? >> it was so sudden. >> the fellow was from korea, spoke little english. >> we're glad each and every one
>> reporter: the group is called the world mission society church of god. it's a religious movement that believes god has been reborn as this woman, currently living in south korea. the group says it has 2 million members in 175 countries. branches are across the united states. it's a tax-exempt charity and does community service. over the course of more than five months of reporting, nbc news heard from specialists, reporters and former members who told a different story. including five former members who all used one word. >> i consider them a cult. >> reporter: that's former member michelle. she claims the group is brainwashing people, convincing them to hand over their savings because the world is about to end. >> people are separating themselves from their families. they're quitting school. emptying out their pensions to donate the money to the church because what do you need a pension and a 401(k) for if the
>> you think it could happen to anyone? >> anyone. absolutely. but i didn't know, you know, what was going to happen. >> been a little over a year now. >> reporter: charles and candy are afraid for their daughter. they want her to get out like rachelle did. they set out from the family home in michigan to the last address they have for rebecca, an office in new jersey. >> we won't give up until we have her back. >> reporter: they think going public, exposing the group, may be their last chance at helping their daughter. they're wearing hidden cameras. when they find rebecca, she's furious. >> we came all this way. >> this earth is a drop in the bucket. you didn't drive that far. the earth is small compared to the grand universe god created. god is here in the flesh now on the earth. >> no. >> heavenly mother is here. do you think i'm ashamed that god came in the flesh? >> no. he came 2,000 years ago.
>> does that mean you can't have a relationship with us? >> i tried. it doesn't work. it's over. i'm not going to have a relationship with you. that's my decision. >> becky. open it. >> that's it. >> open it for a second. >> i am not going to hug you and kiss you. >> i need one. >> no, you don't. >> i need one. >> you don't. >> i need one. >> that was the cult becky. no matter what she tells us, we love her. we haven't given up. rewe want we wanted to hear from the group so we headed to the church where michelle and rebecca worshipped. >> what is a cult and what is not a cult? nobody can determine that. >> reporter: that's missionary john power. >> the world mission society church of god has always been an
wanted to share the love of god with mankind. >> reporter: he disputes every allegation. >> we don't brainwash anyone. we don't teach a date about the end of the world. >> reporter: he says no one is forced to give to the church. >> if anybody emptied out their saving account to do that, it wasn't because the church asked them to. it was something they felt they wanted to do. >> reporter: the church said they brought a member to talk to us, as well. it was just before we sat down that they reveal it's rebecca. >> i grew up as a normal kid. i had loving parents, and they raised me up well. >> reporter: she says her parents aren't respecting her choice of faith. >> it feels very much like an ultimatum. choose your faith in god the mother, or choose us as your parents. >> one of the things your parents claim is that you were placed into what they call an arranged marriage. >> absolutely wrong. it was not a forced marriage by any means at all.
families actions are forcing her into speaking out publicly. she has a direct response. >> i am not in a cult. i am not brainwashed. i hope that you wake up, mom, and realize that i love you. i wish you would stop listening to other people and start listening to me and believe what i say. trust me. >> there's becky. >> reporter: her parents are convinced they're doing the right thing in trying to bring her home. >> when she does wake up, i hope she doesn't say to us, why didn't you try more? >> or try harder. >> try harder to get me out. i really wanted to get out, but i just couldn't. >> experts told me this group's activities do raise red flags.
families, retaliating against critical members. the group sued that former member i spoke so, michelle. she counter sued and it was dismissed. the group says this is america and they're exercising their right to freedom of religion. >> it's heartbreaking to see how it's torn the family hiapart. >> it was fascinating about the cult. but as a parent, you feel your child slipping away and they feel like they might be able to pull her back. >> it's in the eyes of the viewer, whether this is a group you want a loved one to be a part of. there are a lot of families in this situation. >> and the parents heard her say, she loves her mom. hopefully there is comfort there. >> they're in contact again. we'll see. >> your next undercovered story? >> people picked good ones. first up, the crisis in flint, michigan. it's been a huge spotlight on water safety. is the answer to have private businesses taking over america's water.
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still looking at temperatures above average up and down the east coast. 70s in the southeast. 50s through the midwest and into the plains, too. we are looking for more rain and mountain snow back in the paci >> we're celebrating a big birthday on the plaza. how old are you? >> 11. >> where are you from? >> boston. >> i see the pats hat. i didn't search him out on purpose, i swear. savannah. >> dylan, thank you so much.
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>> making people laugh and feel good and be funny, and all that, is the greatest gift i could ever have. >> reporter: for 12 years now, the oscar-winning actress has been following a much more serious script that focuses on children. >> in many ways, right now, is this the most important thing i've ever done? i'd have to say, probably, yes. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: she create add program called mind up, working with neuroscientists, psychologists and educators. they developed an interactive way to teach school kids how their brains work and how to become more mindful. >> what does mindfulness mean? >> mindfulness is being in the moment. i think it's wonderful to be able to bring yourself back to center and actually have the sense of now. it's all we have. we don't have yesterday. it's gone. tomorrow hasn't happened. the beautiful thing is to live right now. >> how hard is that? >> the only thing that's hard
sit down. >> reporter: a few times each day, the kids pause. it's called a brain break. after a few quiet moments, their eyes open and heart rates drop. >> that's telling our bodies that we're calm and we can think clearly. we're ready to take a test. or ready to calm down. >> reporter: it can also tame aggression. >> if you're angry at your friend, should you hit them? >> no. >> no. that's why we pause, take deep breaths, in and out. >> i don't do nearly as much conflict-resolution with students. they're better able to manage their conflicts with themselves. >> reporter: goldie believes in meditation. >> close your eyes. comfortable, hands in your lap. >> reporter: she gave me a quick lesson. >> thoughts come into your mind. float away. >> reporter: she started practicing in her 20s to calm anxiety during her rapid rise to
>> do you think kids today have it harder than when you were young? >> most definitely. i think the world has changed, obviously. it changed after 9/11. we live in a lot of fear. >> reporter: she hopes mind up gives kids the tools they need to be happy, optimistic and compassionate. 650,000 children, kindergarten through eighth grade, are doing the program. >> when you're calm, does it help you with your school work? >> when i'm calmed down at home and i do my yoga, i feel like i can do my homework more and i can focus. >> when you hear the chime, how does it make you feel? >> good. >> why is that? >> because it cools you down. >> have you heard some success stories that have -- >> yeah. >> -- moved you? >> one was these kids that came back and said, if it wasn't for this class, i never would have gotten through college. >> when you hear stories like that, how do you respond? >> i cry.
have every chance to survive. and every chance to live in a healthy, happy world. >> reporter: for this comedy legend, it's a dramatic turn, giving children something good to think about. for "today", joe fryer, nbc news, california. >> i love goldie hawn. >> i know. >> blanket love. >> close my eyes and hear her voice. >> meditate. >> therapeutic. >> it's a great program. we saw kate middleton earlier this week doing the same idea, of teaching kids to really be confident and have a healthy mind. really important. >> we could all use that lesson, actually, right? >> absolutely. coming up next, former white house chef sam kass shows you how to set up your kitchen to live longer and better.
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you by lala yogurt smoothies. practice it on the go. we're back at 8:45. kitchen fixing that can lead to a longer, better and healthier life. former white house chef, sam kass, says it all starts with how your space is arranged. good to see you, my friend. will you take everything i love out of the pantry and fridge? >> no, but we're going to rearrange
a lot of it. >> where do we begin? >> nutrition and diet is the number one cause of preventable disease in our country by a lot. a lot of it starts with how we set our kitchens up. we're trying to eat healthier, doing everything we can, but we're doing battle in our kitchens. we come home and put out our favorite treats on the counter. we end up eating more of this. a good friend of mine has done research that shows if a woman has chips or crackers, they're likely to weigh nine pounds more than average. cereal, 20 pounds more than average. soda, 30 pounds more. it's just out for us to eat.
it all together, you want to conceal it a little bit? >> i would try to get rid of some of it. the things you really love, we're going to put them up here on the top shelf, where we can't see them. that means what ends up happening is you're only going to eat them when you really want it. >> work to get it. >> not when you see it. that's step one. you eat what you see. >> by the way, this where everybody leaves them. when i get home from work, i go to the chips and cookies. >> that's step one. you have to get it out of sight. the things you want to eat, we want to put in sight. first thing, take fruit and put it on the counter. the average person who had this on their counter, seven pounds less. >> really? >> yeah. >> the other thing you can do, put out dry fruits and nuts. healthy snacks that you enjoy. your kids will enjoy. you make it so they'll running through the kitchen, instead of
there, they're going to grab raisins, whatever it is. >> you're still having the frequently? >> you'll eat them still. fine, cookies are great. you just want to only have them occasionally. it's a great way to do it. sam. what am i doing wrong in here? >> the fridge is the same issue. we have most of our vegetables and fruits in the bottom. then they go bads and we waste the food. >> forget they're there. >> bring it out of the shadows. let's put it where we can see it. actually, the evidence shows that you're three times more likely to eat something if it's in eye line. >> okay. >> the staples are easily cut up, fruits and vegetables here. you have avocadoes, which are also a great snack. eggs are important for health. plenty of fruit. herbs are also something that will make any dishes. >> i like non-fat greek yogurt, too.
>> it's rich and creamy but has no fat. the other great thing to have is water ready available. water pitches increases how much water we drink. >> what do i have to take out of the fridge? >> the things i look for to take out are things are sugar. one of the top couple ingredients. or lots of words you don't understand. if you don't know what that is, you probably don't want to be eating it. >> sam, real quick, show us a good snack to make as we go to break here so people can make this weekend. it'll be good for them. >> all your vegetables you need something to do with it. hummus is one of the best things to do. olive oil, lemon, garlic. >> right in with the chick peas. >> a quick blend and you're good to go. >> you use the vegetables you have in your eye line in the fridge and dip them? >> exactly right. >> sam kass, great to see you, my friend. >> ayeah. >> a little bit of a buzz kill on my cookies but i'll work through it. >> put them on the today.
happy 103rd birthday to catherine in pennsylvania. she said the secret is to keep a sense of humor and smile at everyone. she looks beautiful. mr. al starr is 100 years old. he's from illinois. says eating two pieces of dark chocolate every day is his secret. >> that's my secret. love al. >> happy 100 birthday to margaret armstrong of maryland. she said having a dream and a passion for a cause can help you. francesco. >> love it. >> have to have the glass of whiskey every day. >> and the dark chocolate. >> all good advice. almeda of canfield, ohio, turned 100 years old, as well. she says to eat graham crackers for breakfast. >> i like it. >> last but not least, a happy
yehuda of new york. two cups of warm water every morning and walk a mile every day. >> nice. >> if you want us to honor someone's milestone birthday or anniversary, head to today.com/celebrate. don't forget to include a photo. >> nice job, dylan. >> under a lot of pressure. >> he got stuck on a flight. >> longevity, there's always a little chocolate, chardonnay. >> enjoying the little moments in life. >> live life. >> love it. we have something really special next week. it's up for the job. we are interning in careers we'd like to try. here's a preview. >> reporter: from serving up the >> wow. >> amazing. >> reporter: -- to serving breakfast to the king of the jungle. >> what, give usp show business? >> reporter: al does his internship at the san diego zoo.
>> i'm natalie. >> reporter: natalie sees if the devil really does wear prada. >> first off, tea. little bit of milk. >> reporter: she interns at "koz "cosmopolitan "cosmopolitan" magazine. carson will be at a different runway. seeing what it takes to be a ramp agent, helping to get travelers' bags where they need to be. meanwhile, matt will be learning the ropes as an air traffic controller. it's non-stop laughs as willie interns at "saturday night live." you can tell his heart was really into it. >> can we get a picture? >> reporter: i'm going to follow around comedian amy schumer, as her assistant, while tamron shadows movie director ava duvernay. >> this one is trying to bite me. >> reporter: it'll be dog days for kathie lee and hoda, as they intern at a pet groomers. finally, sheinelle and dylan are
>> amazing internships. >> i know. >> back breaking work i'm doing for the men and women of delta airlines and you're doing that! >> i know. is bradley cooper in your phone? >> how was your devil wears prada internship? >> it was awesome. >> they opened the doors in a way they usually don't do. >> who was hosting? >> melissa mccarthy and kanye. >> wow. >> you got a good one. you're a rock star. >> with rascal flastts. i got to hand off the guitar on stage. >> this was a good series. i had a really good time. >> by the way, it's called up for the job. it's all next week, starting with monday, al has his internship at the san diego zoo. >> very cool. up next? >> we have a busy hour.
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she's imploding here. >> let's look at donald trump. of course, again, we heard a lot of what he's had to say. you read the body language. >> people are buying it. you know it's happening. >> watch his hands. rewind it. >> uses the hands a lot. >> he does this move a bit. let's rewind and watch donald trump's hands. >> turned out to be a disaster. you know what's happening. >> i always think of the monkey with the tambourine there, the cymbals. i'm not saying it to disrespect donald trump. this move here that he does constantly, remember you wind up the toy and the monkey is like ding, ding? he does the banging of his hands in the air. >> what does it tell you? >> it's connected with people who think outside of the box. creative thinking. that's why you get someone that is from the real estate industry running for president. he'll be on the front lines talking to the people coming into our border. border patrol. he's going to think outside the box. creative thinking.
that strategy with creativity. >> we're not getting politics get into this. >> he's a chopper. >> let's go back to the democrats and look at bernie sanders. you say to keep an eye on his finger. >> when i talk about democratic socialism, i'm not looking at venezuela or cuba. i'm looking at denmark and sweden. you know what goes on in those countries? >> see the wagging of the finger? let's rewind the clip again. he wags his finger a lot. >> i'm looking at cuba, denmark and sweden. you know what goes on? >> wagging the finger, judgment lingers. when we wave our finger, it's judgment wavering.
you may feel judged by him. but is he saying something he has judgment to? judgment could come. someone could be like, is he the right person for president? >> or reprimanding what he's talking about. >> we don't know what the catalyst is. >> or a big bang. >> have you come to a class at the body institute? >> i'd like to be a guest speaker. >> we've had you here enough. let's look at marco rubio. you want us to focus on his facial expression. >> i do. >> you have to clear it up. if you don't, people say, it must be true. he didn't refute it. we saw what he did to dr. carson in iowa, which was wrong. >> here it comes. >> trey gowdy came up with a statement, saying he was no longer endorsing me. >> watch his face. it's disgust. his upper lip coming up, eyes and nose wrinkles. >> we saw what he did to dr. carson. >> he's disgusting. look at the brow. it's like he's dropping a
we don't know what the catalyst is. we can assume, and most people will, why would someone spread a rumor that's not true that we can verify within minutes? we see this disgust. >> for the photoshoped photo. >> we talked about hillary early. she were doing a shrug. he's congruent. i don't like that it happened and we see concongruency. >> i met joe biden one time and i say, let's throw him back in the mix. he's the guy that keeps it real. >> the way this race is going, he might be in the mix in a couple weeks. always good to see you. thank you so much. coming up, from "america's got talent" to our studio. oz pearlman (baseball on tv in background) with heart failure, danger is always on the rise.
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hanging above average >> that's your latest forecast. >> my mind is already bent. >> we're ready. >> throw it in the air, whatever it is. >> i don't know what's happening. >> if you watched "america's got talent" last season, you recognize oz pearlman. he wowed the judges and the audience with his magic of the mind. >> now, he'll try to get into our heads with amazing tricks. oz, good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> we don't know what to expect. >> a notable game here on the
>> we'll play it in a fun way because it's against a mentalist. always the best. >> always great. >> we have, courtesy of the "today" show, two truths. and a lie. >> big lie. >> i don't decide who lies. you decide. let's keep it as random as possible. willie, take the cards and mix them up. there's no way you know which is which, what is what, who is who. you can't see them, can you? >> no. >> hand one to dylan. hold it close to you. anyone any one you want. this is for you only. look down and see whether it says lie or truth. hold it close to your body. we'll do a throwback. there's no way we could have heard about this on the show. let's go way back in time. puppy love. your first boyfriend. your first girlfriend. first crush. >> are we saying this on tv? >> we'll see. >> okay.
you thought of the person for yourself. did you think of the person? >> sure. >> sure. yeah. >> popular in middle school. i like it. >> whoever had a card that said truth is going to tell me the truth. tell me the real person's first name. >> i don't want to -- >> just the first name. >> if your card says lie, make up a fake name. whoever is going to tell me the lie, think of the fake name now so you don't stumble on air. i like how willie was nervous. truth. >> no, no, going back -- yeah. >> truth or lie. >> going through the catalog. >> the catalog of girls? >> you just got yourself in trouble. >> sorry. >> wasn't me. >> you did it on your own. >> two of you will tell the truth and one tells a lie. let's do it. your first crush? >> okay. >> here we go. what was the name of your first crush? >> laura. >> interesting. i like the way you said it, full eye contact. what was the name of your first
>> tommy. >> she hesitated a hair. you never know. natalie, your first crush? >> rafi. >> good name, by the way. solid choice. that was definitely the truth. i don't think you would have made up quite a fake name. how did i do it? did you tell the truth? mm-hmm. willie, you were nervous. you told the truth, as well. you said tommy, which was a lie. you probably have not thought of the first crush in years, is that right? >> right. >> i see you and him and go back to when this was. think about when -- see how you did that? that was good. this has something to do with school. >> what are you picking up? >> oh, my gosh. >> when did you meet him? >> hintkindergarten. hold on.
funny that you remember about him. could i have found this on facebook orion online? >> no. >> it was the two of you and it was a funny story. one time, close your eyes for me, dylan. >> natalie, look. willie. what was so funny about you and the young man? >> we kind of got engaged and said we were going to get married. >> you were going to get married in kindergarten. look at me in the eye. it sounded -- people don't lie big. if she said tommy, it sounds like the real name, bobby, which was his name, wasn't it? >> it was. >> wait, did you talk before? >> i did not talk to him at all. >> had you met him before? >> on break. >> i stalked her for months. >> we have to bring bobby out. i'm kidding. >> i don't think bobby remembers me. this is way back.
>> willie is thinking about it. you're at work. you have the greatest job in the world. you like time off. >> yeah. >> you walked in earlier and mentioned, i'm working hard. something about a trip. a trip, a vacation. >> right. >> i want you to think of something notable from your past. right away, i can tell, you wouldn't have done the obvious. nothing in the last year or two, correct? >> right. >> looking back in time. how many years ago are we talking? >> three, i think. >> that would have been roughly 2013? >> '13, yeah. >> give or take. >> is that right? >> might have been '14. >> you're there with someone. i see you smiling. i don't think you did the obvious choice. somewhere in the u.s., is that correct? >> yeah. >> i feel like you didn't want to go over the top, bragging. i saw the segment with venice and paris. this has your name on it in a weird way.
envelope with your name on it. natalie knorr rallsmorales. i wanted you to rip it open for willie. >> do i get a trip? >> you hold on to this, natalie. willie, three years ago, where did you go that was notable? >> the grand canyon. >> okay. have you mentioned it on air ever? >> maybe. a long time ago. >> how many trips have you been in your whole life? >> hundreds. >> you're thinking of a female person, right, not your wife? >> no, because you said not my wife. >> good. >> he said, don't get me in trouble. >> just to be clear, it was his rule. >> rip it open. there's a note inside. >> okay. >> who was it, not your wife, what's her name? >> natalie morales. >> read that out loud. >> seeing it clearly, this had to be three years ago. >> louder. >> natalie went on a trip to the grand canyon and had the best trip ever with willie. >> we did a show at the grand canyon. >> walking the grand canyon.
you have to give me something. >> not that good if i tell you. >> amazing. >> wow. >> incredible. >> oh, my gosh. >> oz pearlman, unbelievable. >> amazing. >> wow. >> incredible. >> where is bobby now is what we want to know. >> let's find bobby. coming up, it took a few seconds for her life to change forever. six vine seconds, to be exact. we'll catch up with ruth b, who i drive a golf ball. i drive to the hoop. i drive a racecar. i have a driver. his name is carl. but that's not what we all have in common. we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto . xarelto is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. you know, taking warfarin, i had to deal with that blood testing routine. i couldn't have a healthy salad whenever i wanted.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented by citi. >> as promised, here now is ruth b with the television debut of the hit song that started it all, "lost boy." there was a time when i was alone nowhere to go and no place to call home my only friend was the man in the moon and even sometimes he would go away, too then one night, as i closed my eyes, i saw a shadow flying high he came to me with the sweetest smile told me he wanted to talk for a while he said, peter pan, that's what they call me i promise that you'll never be
and ever since that day i am a lost boy from neverland usually hanging out with peter pan and when we're bored we play in the woods always on the run from captain hook run, run, lost boy, they say to me away from all of reality neverland is home to lost boys like me and lost boys like me are free he sprinkled me in pixie dust and told me to believe believe in him and believe in me together we will fly away in a cloud of green to your beautiful destiny as we soared above the town
i realized i finally had a family soon enough we reached neverland peacefully my feet hit the sand and ever since that day i am a lost boy from neverland usually hanging out with peter pan and when we're bored we play in the woods always on the run from captain hook run, run, lost boy, they say to me away from all of reality neverland is home to lost boys like me and lost boys like me are free peter pan, tinker bell, wendy darling, even captain hook
neverland, i love you so you are now my home sweet home forever a lost boy at last and for always i will say i am a lost boy from neverland, usually hanging out with peter pan and when we're bored, we play in the woods always on the run from captain hook run, run, lost boy, they say to me away from all of reality neverland is home to lost boys like me and lost boys like me are free neverland is home to lost boys like me
[ applause ] vocal lessons here with sheinelle. >> i do all these things now. >> for your voice. >> because you lost your voice a while. >> whatever works. how are you on this fine friday? >> great. >> i'm so excited about this story on friday. we're going to introduce you to this up and coming designer. he's 27 years old from queensqueens. he just wrapped up a show at new york fashion week. it was packed. everybody and anyone was in there. kim kardashian, beyonce. people love him. he even let me try on his designs. >> love it. >> nice. >> i hope you got to keep them. >> we'll talk about it. >> cat walk, right?
>> kathie lee andgood morning... the time is... you're looking live at roanoke blacksburg regional airport topping our news today... virginia lawmakers are considering whether to keep the names of police officers public. the bill exempts the names and training records of law enforcement from freedom of information act requests. supporters say the information puts officers in danger during a
law enforcement. those critical of the bill say names are an important tool in watching whether police departments are hiring problem officers with taxpayer money.### let's check in with storm team meterologist jonathan kegges friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s
faunce. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. congratulations. you made it to try day friday, february 19. >> that's one of my jams. "cake by the ocean" by dnce . >> la, la, la. >> it's -- cake by the ocean >> go, lori.
who invited lori laughlin? you both have the musical taste of a 17-year-old girl. great kickoff to the weekend. if you grew up in the 70s and -- 80s and 90s or you have small children at home you know about "full house." we'll put lori to the test. >> look how good she looks. >> i know . >> i have known you since i was 16 years old, kathie lee. >> what? >> she was at gma. she hadn't even started. >> we can reminisce later. that's exactly right. we have nen each other forever. she's the only one that looks the same. the guys from flipping boston are here to help increase the value of your home with incredible before and after photos and our friend squire has another unbelievable story that can only be described as a god wink.