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good morning. oscars so long, a stunning moment of confusion during the announcement for best picture. >> and the academy award for best picture. >> "la la land." >> celebration of cast and producers from "la la land" and then a shocking twist. >> no, there's a mistake. "moonlight," you guys won best picture. >> the star studded audience in disbelief. >> this is not a joke. "moonlight" has won best
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"moonlight" best picture. >> more like the ultimate winner after one of the biggest flubs in as oscar history. governors come to the white house as president trump touts his first weeks in office. >> we've accomplished almost everything we've started out to accomplish. while a group of republicans launches a push to have a special prosecutor look into the trump campaign's ties with russia. will the issue be front and center when the president speaks to a joint session of congress tomorrow night. a rare interview with former president george w. bush as he joins us live in studio today, monday, february 27th, 2017. nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the oscars with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from
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rockefeller plaza. in honor of the oscars the producers of our show have decided to inform me who i am co-hosting with this morning to give me this envelope to open live on air. today's co-host is -- that can't be right. seriously? it says savannah guthrie. >> it is. >> yeah. >> good morning, everybody. hello. so good to see you. >> i'd like to thank the academy, hoda, coameron, brian. >> it is so good to have you back. >> it is good to be back. how about those oscars? i went to bed saturday night to be ready for this morning. >> that was one of the craziest
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universe, that was nothing next to this. >> i can't believe it. i can't imagine who is waking up with a pit in their stomach. this should be our top story, but the other top story is going to be the awards moment talked about for years to come. good morning. >> i'm still shaking my head. welcome back savannah. we missed you so much. hollywood's big night filled with amazing moments and diverse winners leading up to the best picture announcement and in an instant pure chaos erupted on stage. it was an ended no one saw coming after 200 million people waited for nearly four hours to hear the winner for best picture, a major mix up at the awards. >> "la la land." >> reporter: the
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happened. the wrong winner was announced. >> there's a mistake. "moonlight," you guys won best picture. this is not a joke. i'm afraid they read the wrong thing. this is not a joke. "moonlight" has won best picture. "moonlight," best picture. >> reporter: a shocked audience watched as the "moonlight" team gave a stunned acceptance speech in i'm n . >> i'm not sure this is real. >> reporter: it was a show that got off to a rousing start with justin timberlake and jimmy kimmel tweeting at the president, asking trump you up? and bringing in unsuspecting tourists to meet the stars. >> i now pronounce you husband and wife.
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>> it's denzel so it's legal. >> reporter: as far as the rest of the night, best supporting actor for moon light, becoming the first muslim actor to win an oscar and viola giving an emotional speech. >> i became an artist and thank god i did because we are the only professional to celebrate what it means to live a life. >> reporter: and kcasey affleck. some people were barred from entering the country. >> he had a visa and he tried to board a plane and he wasn't able to come. >> reporter: the big winner of the night was "la la land," nominated for a record 14 oscars, the film took him six
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statu statutes. >> i just want to thank my fellow nominees. >> reporter: on a golden night where candy rained down from the sky, price waterhouse gave an apology. two announcements for best picture, yet only one winner. still there were no losers. >> god, i love "moonlight" so much. i am so excited and of course it was an amazing thing to hear "la la land." i think we all would have loved to win best picture, but we are so excited for "moonlight." i think it's one of the best films. >> those guys were extremely gracious in handing over and calling us up to the stage so much love to them. >> reporter: i got to say it was a night that even hollywood could not have scripted that
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ending. truly unbelievable. warren beatie was handed the wrong envelope. that happened in 1964 to sammy davis jr. let's hope it doesn't happen again. >> is there going to be a bipartisan investigation. >> reporter: there's going to be an investigation for sure. >> we found a photo that really kind of sums it up. it was taken as the confusion unfolded live on stage. in the star of it that's a stunned warren beatie being uniformed of the mix up and there's the expression on emma stone's face, pure shock. >> the award for best poker face does not go to emma stone. we'll have more on oscars throughout the morning. president trump meeting with the nation's governors today and rolling out new budget proposals as w
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media reaches new heights. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. welcome back. we're glad you're here. a day before the president makes his first address to a joint session of congress, the new wall street journal poll shows he's the only president to begin his presidency under water. 44% of americans approve and 48% disapprove of his job so far. president trump is going to outline his budget priorities. senior officials tell me that will include a massive hike in military and homeland spending made up by cuts to the state department and epa while protecting social security and medicare. at the white house sunday the glits and glamor was reserved for america's governors. >> after four weeks it's been fun, but we've accomplished almost everything we started out to accomplish. >> reporter: it comes as the president is attacking reports that am so
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had improper contacts with russia officials, president trump dismissing it as fake news to mask the big defeat. some republicans are calling for a special prosecutor, not the attorney general, to oversee the russian investigation. >> you cannot have somebody who was on the campaign and who was an appointee. you need to use the special prosecutor's statute in office. >> reporter: republican tom cotton briefed by james comey argues that's unnecessary. >> there's no allegations of any crime occurring. there's not an indication there's criminal investigations under way by the fbi. >> reporter: sean spicer is cracking down on white house leaks with increased security measures including random phone checks of white house staffers. spicer's efforts to shut
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he didn't respond to a request for comment. bill owens, father of the navy killed in yemen last month, said he refused to meet with president trump. he criticized the white house for calling the mission a success. >> i think anybody who undermines the success of that rage owes an apology to the life of chief owens. >> reporter: telling the miami harold the government owes my son an apology. president trump dined at a washington hotel. after wrapping up his attacks on the media. >> they are the enemy of the people. >> reporter: the people says he'll skip the white house correspondence dinner this april. the last president to miss the annual event, ronald reagan in 1981 when he was recovering from an assassina
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democrats electing a new party chair main, tom perez. president trump tweeting i could not be happier for him or for the republican party. per perez's response, don't get too happy. democrats united across the country will be your best nightmare. the trump administration is looking for a new navy secretary after the present pick said he's withdrawing from consideration citing privacy concerns and concerns about separating from his business interests. he's the second secretary to withdraw his name before going through the confirmation process. >> thank you. let's bring in nicole wallace. good morning. >> welcome back. >> over the last several weeks your enthusiasm level for an investigation into the trump team seemed to be tied to your party official. now enter a prominent
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who says we may need a special prosecutor. how does that change things? >> that is completely reorders the defense that the trump white house has deployed. so far every time the topic of russia and donald trump's apparent affection for all things putin has undermine his electoral victory. you can't say the same thing now. he has long been suspicious of vladimir putin. i think this is a game changer for the white house. their arguments cannot mimic their attacks on the media. >> do you think that opens the flood gates for other republicans? >> they sent out their surrogates on the sunday shows and they weren't tight in their common sense reasoning for why not. when the public starts to think why not prove that you're
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and prove that you're clean, when it gets easier to make a case for getting to the bottom of it then against, then the white house is in trouble. >> sean spicer is conducting a leak investigation, trying to figure out who in my office is talking to a reporters in a way that is not authorized? is that significant? is this white houser any leaker? >> it is, but leaks are in any organization. leaks are a symptom, not a cause. it's a symptom of a lack of leadership and the way their boss hears from them. he doesn't hear from them in a strong central management level. >> sean spicer said he's doing spot checks on staffers' cell phones to find out. can i see your
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please? thank you very much. >> thank you. coming up, former president george w. bush will give us his take on all things washington and he's going to introduce us to some terans prashe's brought along with him. tomorrow we'll be live on capitol hill ahead of president trump's speech. a driver was intox kated. >> reporter: 21 people were taken to this and other hospitals. incredibly no one was killed. we're learning what the suspect did after the
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off duty firefighter who pulled him from that pickup truck. the 25-year-old is being held on $125,000 bail charged with multiple crimes. police say his pickup truck plowed into a crowd saturday night injuring 28 people. >> how no one was killed is a miracle. >> reporter: an off duty firefighter saw the horror unfold and ran to help. >> when he sped up, people were bouncing off the hood of his car like bowling pins. >> reporter: he said a police officer tried to open the driver's side door, but it was jam. he ran to the passenger side. >> he was curled up facing the driver's side. so i reached in and yanked him out and he flew on to the ground. the thought crossed my mind is that he realized what he did and
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he was so scared he was like a scared little child. >> it could a mass casualty incident. >> reporter: police say his blood alcohol content was .23, nearly three times the legal limit, but some who live and work along the parade route say the street should have been closed. >> this sends a clear message this has to be done. >> reporter: do you believe that street should have been closed off. >> that street 100% should be closed off. if they don't close it off for next years, there's a problem. >> reporter: also among the injured, a 1-year-old child. everyone is expected to survived. more charges are possible as this investigation continues. >> thank you. just before the oscars last night movie fans were stunned to learn of the death of bill paxton. the fa
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complications from heart surgery. we have more on his life and career. >> reporter: bill paxton drove us through the eye of the storm in "twister". he helped bring us home after a failed mission to the moon in apollo 13 and he said what we all were thinking in "aliens". whatever the role paxton showed he was a versatile player. he found his niche as a character actor. >> i like playing these guys from the heartland that are c conflicted. >> reporter: co-star tom hanks tweeting he was a wonderful man and kevin bacon, some of my favorite memories are floating around with a brilliant bill paxton. and you were a
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me, bill, and one of the finest actors to share a set with. paxton found success on tv playing on hbo's "big love". two weeks ago paxton recalled a conversation he had with an agent early in his career. >> he said what kind of career do you want. i said i want to work in features. she said if you stick to this it will pay off and she was right, it really did pay off. >> reporter: now hollywood is showing big love for this admired actor. for "today," nbc news los angeles. >> such a great body of work and such a sudden death. >> you look at him and it's like his face matches the kindness he exuded. al, what's been going on in the weather? >> recap the last 2 1/2 months. >> i'll send you a link. you'll love .
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we have some pretty strong storms firing up through northern mississippi and this is just the beginning. it's going to push through the southeast and then another round of showers and thunderstorms fire up today and tomorrow morning and then tomorrow we have an enhanced risk, 26 million people under the risk of severe weather. little rock, springfield all the way up into parts of western ohio and during the afternoon tuesday you have chicago into the mix. we move into wednesday from new york all the way down to new or le orleans possible tornado in kentucky and mississippi and we'll see that pushing east. new york will get into strong storms by late tomorrow afternoon all the way down to new orleans. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning. it's a cold start to a february morning. temperatures are in the upper 20s and low 30s so you need your winter coat. you won't be needing it for long with temperatures in this afternoon getting up into the 50s again. a lot of clouds around. sunshine between now and noon time. later today mostly cloudy and there will be a chance in the shenandoah valley and northern maryland a better chance for light rain showers there. you may want the umbrella today. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, coming up, a community in shock after a
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a bar in kansas. the fbi is investigating this as a possible hate crime. this morning we'll hear from the widow and witnesses. former president george w. bush is joining us live. we'll have a discussion about his time in office, the current white house and what he's doing to honor our nation's veterans. it's an inspiring project. he's just arriving at the studio, but first this is "today" on nbc. e back. >> this is "today" on nbc.
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7:26 is your time on this monday, february 27th, 2017. good morning to you. in the news this morning, right now montgomery police are looking for this young woman. she is 18 years old and went missing saturday night. her family is especially worried because her cousin was found dead earlier this month. she was last seen in gathe gathersburg. a house fire is under control. chopper 4 flew over the house where the house caught fire about an hour ago. the fire was contained in the basement and er
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now let's check the roads. good morning. the red line rails are back in action. southbound 95 before the beltway a crash on the shoulder. and utter loop at little river turnpike the right side blocked by a crash. >> thank you. we'll take a break and check your forecast next. stay with us.
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good morning. hope you have your winter coat ready to go. the temperatures in the 30s this morning. a cold start to the day. it won't stay cold all day long. clouds are on the increase and there's a slight chance of a few showers. better rain chances up near i-81. tomorrow a 60% for showers early and late in the day and wednesday will be a weather alert day, a cce
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thunderstorms wednesday afternoon and evening turning breezy and cooler for thursday and friday. thank you. back to the "today" show.
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7:30 n 7:30 now on a monday morning. it is the 27th day of february, 2017. a lot of those people on the plaza are excited this morning because we have the return of savannah guthrie. >> you think i'm not going to say what happened right there. roll the shot back. you know whose turn it was to read that? 7:30. >> i'm used to reading it by myself. >> it's not a solo. i have a speaking part now. >> it's great. mo
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coming back at the end of the week, but when you saw the oscars you were like i need to be there. >> we have a lot going on this morning. let's start with that awkward moment at the oscars. "la la land" was announced as best picture when they were told they didn't win. >> i'm sorry. no, there's a mistake. "moonlight," you guys won best picture. >> "moonlight" won. >> this is not a joke. >> this is not a joke. i'm afraid they read the wrong thing. >> the official accounting firm released an apology saying warren beatie and fay dunnaway were given the wrong envelope. south korea claims the death of kim jong-nam was ordered by kim jong-un. they said the two women involved in the killing were recruited
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the country. a new woarning about pot. the group says it opposes recreational and medical marijuana for use. they say it's important to get the word out. a navy veteran is due in court to face charges in a deadly shooting at a bar in kansas. an indian man was killed in this attack and two others were wounded. we have the latest on the investigation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the fbi now investigating this as a possible hate crime. there were dozens of people at this bar at the time of the shooting that has left this community in disbelief. this morning a kansas community grieving and in shock after a possible hate crime claimed one man's life and left two others injured. police say the 51-year-old opened fire inside a bar last wednesday. he reportedly yelled
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my country at two indian men before being escorted out. he then returned with a gun. >> i have two down with gunshot wounds to the chest and a third with a wound to the hip. >> reporter: one man was killed and one man injured. this is the 9/11 call that led police to the accused shooter 70 miles away where he confided in a bartender. >> he wouldn't tell me what he did. i kept asking him and he said he would tell me if i agreed to let him stay with me. i finally got him to tell me and he said that he shot and killed two iranian people. >> reporter: the family tells our affiliate khab he was a navy veteran who was recently diagnosed with blood cancer and suffered from ptsd. >> we're all concerned collectively that he would hurt himself. i've never in a million years thought he would hurt somebody
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>> reporter: two of the men targeted were born in india and worked for garmin. a third man was shot while confronting the gunman. he released this message from the hospital. >> i was doing what anyone should have done for another human being. >> reporter: the widow is speaking out this morning. they had just celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary. she says she recently spoke to her husband about leaving the country, concerned about shootings in the u.s. >> he always assured me that only good things happen to good people. >> reporter: a vigil last night a standing ovation. the survivor says it feels like a nightmare and he lost his best friend. his body is expected to arrive in india later tonight where his family is now trying to make sense of a senseless act. he will make his first court appearance inan
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morning charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder. he could face up to life in prison if convicted. an outpouring of support for the victim's family here in kansas. more than $1 million has been raised. >> all right. thank you. we've got more wet weather moving into southern california. their drought just about elym eliminated within the last several months and now there's more rain moving into san diego. there's ample moisture moving into arizona and mountain snow. this is combining with a cold front. you look at one to three inches of rain along the coast and two to three itchnches in the mountains. more thunderstorms down through the southern gulf and heavy rain in southern california. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. this morning we're on the chilly side. many areas arell
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28 degrees right now in gathe gathersburg and 39 degrees in the district. the warm jacket this morning, but later on today mostly cloudy. chance of a shower north and west, but we'll be in the upper 50s. a little bit more mild. tomorrow 67, early and late showers. by wednesday weather alert day. we have strong storms in the forecast. cooler as we go into thursday. >> check out the weather channel on cable. >> all right. thank you. coming up next, an inside look at hollywood's biggest night of the year from our spot on the red carpet. oscar when you're close to the people you love, does psoriasis ever get in the way of a touching moment? if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, you can embrace the chance of completely clear skin with taltz. taltz is proven to give you a chance at completely clear skin.
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>> arrow manny. >> reporter: the night's hot trends with lots of fringe and bling. wow, i'm already voting you best dress of the night. what do you think is the overall mood? >> fairy tail. >> reporter: there were plenty of political statements as well. >> the news media is under attack. >> i wanted to choose a designer from a predominantly muslim country. >> reporter: your dress is a political statement in itself. >> it is. >> we're actors. we speak the truth. >> reporter: the most diverse oscar perhaps ever. it has to be a proud moment. emma stone wear a gold planned parenthood pin on
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good morning to you. right now we want to get a check on the traffic. good morning. >> good morning. right now southbound 95 before the beltway has cleared out of the way so we don't have to worry about that. inner loop before route 1, college park, we have that crash on the left shoulder. southbound 270, a new crash there. looking here at 66, you can see those delays inbound. 95 northbound and then things clear up before the beltway. we'll check the forecast next.
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good morning. it's a chilly start for the start of your work week. 40 degrees in the district. some areas are in the 30s right now. your commute is dry though through the afternoon dry. upper 50s today and maybe a shower north and west and tomorrow maybe a shower in the evening, but on wednesday we have a chance for thunderstorms. another update in 25 minutes, but now back to the "today" show.
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♪ it's coming up, exclusive former president george w. bush joins us live for a rare interview and to share his tribute to america's military veterans. >> each one of these paintings was painted with respect and affection. our country is blessed to have people willing to sacrifice for something greater than themselves. then glits and glamglamor. we have the complete round up from hollywood's big night. she's back. >> good morning, everybody. >> we're celebrating savannah's return from maternity leave. as we welcome her back, we'll
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she's made with her growing family. >> are you smiling? >> i'm smiling. >> today, monday, february 27th, 2017. hi to all our friends and family in kentucky. celebrating my 21st birthday in nyc. all the way from north carolina, we love "today." hello to our kids in michigan. your moms are on the "today" show. all the way from florida, we love "today." well back savannah! >> good morning. we're back now. 8:30 on a monday morning. the gang
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we say that because savannah is back from maternity leave. it seems like only six, eight months. >> i know. exactly. >> we missed you. >> so happy to be here. i'm a little rusty. i was chatting and they're like you know we're on right now. >> that's why we brought a president in for you. >> we have a special guest today. former president george w. bush. there he is greeting fans. we're going to get a take on all things washington, but he's here to talk about his project, a book honoring the nation's veterans in a special way. >> he is enthusiastic about the pra project and wants to talk about. first lots to get to. here is your news at 8:00. we begin with major drama at the oscars. it all started out as a relatively normal night with lots of big winners, but then the academy awards saved the best for last with an incredible
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plot twist that even the best writer in hollywood couldn't have written. >> this is not a joke. "moonlight" has won best picture. >> reporter: the oscars grand finale was too unbelievable for hollywood. the best picture award was presented when they were confused to read the best winner handing the card over. >> "la la land." >> reporter: as the producers began their acceptance speeches, representatives realized a huge mistake had been made. the producer jumped in gracio graciously announcing best winner. >> "moonlight" won best picture. >> reporter: the audience stunned at the film's surprise win. >> very clearly even in my dreams this could not be true, but the hell with dreams, i'm done with it. this is true. oh my goods
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mishap, "la la land" danced away with six awards including best actress emma stone and with the youngest person to win best director. >> casey affleck. >> reporter: casey affleck won best performance and viola davis picked up an award for her role in fences and the best supporting actor award went to mahershala ali. jimmy kimmel kept things light and this unsuspecting moment when sight seers crashed the party. hollywood made the best of a bad situation. >> the folks from "la la land" were so gracious. i can't imagine having
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i was speechless because it was so great for them to do that. >> reporter: price waterhouse issued a statement saying in part, the presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered was immediately corrected. price waterhouse has said in its statement it is currently investigating how this incident could have happened. matt. >> thanks very much. now to washington. president trump rolled out his p budget proposals today with an eye towards increased military spending and meeting with the nation's governors at the white house. last night he said his first four weeks in office have been a lot of fun. on sunday the president also dismissed the latest reports of alleged contact between his associates and russians during the presidential campaign. he called the russia talk fake news designed to mask the democrats election defeat and illegal leaks. fellow republican congressman i
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prosecutor to investigate those possible russia ties. al, i'm looking at your weather mark and i see a big red spot in the middle of the country. >> we are talking chilly weather in the west and mild in the east that will change this week, but look at these temperatures. out west fresno really chilly. it will be warmer in st., lewis, dallas and boston as far as temperatures are concerned. tuesday, las vegas is chillier than kansas city, minneapolis, d.c. and jackson, but by the time we get to the latter part of the week things normalize. new york city on wednesday 72 and down to 42 on friday. nashville 70 on wednesday and down to 53. chicago you'll stay in the low to mid 40s. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. we're talking about dry conditions this morning, otherwise we're looking at a very warm february. this is going to be the
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february on record is what it looks like. as far as your forecast is concerned, for today we'll get into the upper 50s. not as cold as yesterday, but a cold start this morning. tomorrow a chance for showers increases. 70s on wednesday and then a chance for severe thunderstorms coming up in a bit we'll show you that forecast. that's your latest weather. when we come back our exclusive live interview with former president george w. bush. first, these messages. intervieh my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis made a simple trip to the grocery store anything but simple. so i had an important conversation with my dermatologist about humira. he explained that humira works inside my body to target and help block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to my symptoms. in clinical trials, most adults taking humira were clear or almost clear, and many saw 75% and even 90% clearance in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers,
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[ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "today" on a monday morning. much of george w. bush's post-presidency work has been dedicated to issues that vetera much of george w. bush's issues have been dedicated to veterans after returning home with a growing number of them suffering injuries and stress, president bush has worked to support programs that ease the transition to civilian life. in his new book he uses his love
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sacrifice and courage of america's military veterans. we'll talk to some of them in a moment, but first president bush, it's great to have you here with us. >> it's been a while. >> let me get caught up on some things. you took office in 2001 after an extremely contentious election and the supreme court decided if the nation was incredibly divided. how would you compare the divisions we faced then to now? >> it's hard to compare times. one thing for certain is the job is a tough job. everybody looks at the presidency when they campaign one way and then they get in office and find out there's a reality to the job. there's been times where we've been divided. i remember growing up as a kid when i got out of college we were really divide and it's -- it requires a lot of people coming together to try to make us united. >>
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right now. have you heard president trump do or say anything to attempt to heal the wounds of the election. >> there's only been one month in office. you have to take the man for his word that he wants to unify the country. it's hard to unify the country with the news media being so split up. when i was president, you mattered a lot more because there was three of you and now there's all kinds of information being bombarded out and people can say things anonymously. it's a different world. >> you bring me to an interesting point because you were a guy who faced praise and criticism from the media during your time in office. even at the times where you were dealing with the worst criticism where it must have been very difficult to hear and read some of the things that were being said by the press in this country, did you ever consider the media to be the
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american people? >> i consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. we need the media to hold people like me to account. power can be addictive and it's important to call into account people who abuse their power whether it be here or elsewhere. one of the things i spent a lot time doing is trying to convince vladimir putin to accept the notion of an independent press. it's kind of hard to tell others to have an independent free press when we're not willing to have one ourselves. >> you mention in the vladimir putin. so many contacts between the trump campaign and the russian government. would you like to see a special prosecutor appointed to look into this and give the american people answers? >> i think we need answers. whether or note
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or not, you're talking to the wrong guy. i have great faith in the head of the senate intelligence committee. he's an independent thinker. if he were to recommend a special prosecutor, it would have a lot more credibility with me. i've never been a lawyer. i'm not sure the right avenue to take. i am sure, though, that that question needs to be answered. >> it was only eight or nine months after you took office that the attacks of 9/11 occurred and after those attacks you gave a speech and said, i also want to speak tonight directly to muslims throughout the world. we respect your faith. it's practiced freely by millions of americans and millions more in countries that america counts as friends. it's teachings are good and peaceful. that's very different talk than what we're hearing today about a muslim ban. do you think the president's position on this has been well
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for all of us to recognize one of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship the way they want to or not worship at all. the bed rrock of our freedom is the right to worship freely. i understood this was an ideological conflict and people who murder the innocent are not religious people. they want to advance an ideology and we have faced that in the path. >> but by banning people from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering this country, do we make it easier or harder to fight the war on terrorism? >> i think it's very hard to fight the war on terrorism if we're in retreat and i think we learned that lesson that if the united states decides to pull out before a free society emerges, it's going to be hard to defeat them. the enemy
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exploiting weakness. it's going to be very importaimportant, if that's the goal to defeat isis, which i believe it should be, that we project strength. now whether or not the domestic politics helps them or not -- >> i want to make sure. are you for or against the ban? >> i am for an immigration policy that's welcoming and upholds the law. >> on a more general note you sat the inauguration and you listened to the inaugural address and he talked about american carnage and the fact that so much has gone wrong in this country and so much is wrong. is that the america you so he when you travel around this country? >> the america i see often is the america that these vets represent, people willing to sacrifice for the greater good to put their lives on the linened a thline and then come back and make america a wonderful place to live. that's why i'm here and selling this book because i want america to realize how fortunate we are to have le
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we have to help them transition from a vet to civilian. >> let me tell people we want to talk more about your book and meet am so of the military veterans that the president is honoring. a few of the stories behind the paintings you'll see. my name is alexander. >> i'm sergeant josh hanson. >> i was a staff sergeant in the united states infan tree. >> i was a medic in the army. >> our country is blessed to have people willing to sacrifice for something greater than themselves. >> at a young age i realized how lucky we were to live here and i wanted to give back. >> it was the best decision i ever made and i would do it again in a heart beat if i was given the opportunity to. >> many of these vets not only have physical injuries, injuries that are easy to see, but they're dealing with pts. >> lots of times we do such a good job of hiding it that we don't get the help we need. >> i found i was in my room
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lot of times playing things out in my head. >> i knew i had to change something about my life. i was actually dying. >> i wanted to draw attention not only to their courage, but to the fact that they've contributed once and they need to know they can contribute again. >> i've been more in my life than i would have done. i feel very lucky and fortunate. >> there's a lot of veterans that die by suicide. get them out of the house and doing things and back together with other veterans has been huge. >> blacksmithing is my form of expression and it's become my therapy. it's become what i do. it's my healing. >> wow. look there. that's me. that's amazing. >> i guess it does kind of resemble brad pitt. >> that's pretty cool. i love that hat. >> that's really cool that
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president actually thought of painting me. >> each one of these paintings was painted with a lot of respect and affection. i know each person i painted. i was thinking about their background, their service, injuries and recovery. there's a lot of compassion and energy in each one of these paintings. >> we're happy to have savannah joining us along with some of the veterans featured. good morning to all of you. great to have you hear. >> i wish everybody could see how you interact when the cameras aren't on because these are true friendships among all of you, which made your job i would think all the harder. here you are. you have to capture the essence of them. what was going through your mind? how did you feel? >> first, i want to sell a
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helping our vets, which is where the proceeds of the book go. secondedly i got to know all four of them pretty well and i felt great pride. people ask me do you miss being president. the answer is not really, but i miss saluting who volunteer to wear the uniform and all four did. >> you have said to people over the years that the responsibility of a commander in chief is making a decision to put americans into harm's way. getting to know these people and especially in your post presidential years, do you have a new view of that? >> no, it's still hard. it was a hard decision to make. my view was this, how can we help these great americans transition from the military to civilian life? they've got visible wounds. they've got invisible wounds, but all four of these vets are willing to stand up and say i had an issue and i want to help somebody else. so we've done a lot of work on this issue and it's
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counseling helps a lot and a lot of groups around the country that are able to help vets, but it starts with -- this is why these vets are very important -- vets saying i've got a problem. there's a lot of denial because there's a stigma. our message is it's courageous to talk about it and seek help. >> first i have to say, did he get the pore traits right? >> yes. >> you're someone that's talked about the invisible injury. what do you want people to understand about this transition to civilian life? >> i think the message is that first don't keep it to yourself because like the president said the peer to peer counseling, mentorship through those hard times, are the best way to come out of it. find somebody you can trust. you can talk to and make sure you're discussing those
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can't see. >> this guy was in combat twice on one leg. >> the stories of actual per serverance are unable. melissa you lost a leg when your convoy hit an ied in iraq. what has that transition been like for you? >> i'm fortunate to have the mentorship of the military and i can't tell you enough about going to the presidential ranch and riding a mountain bike with other fellow wounded soldiers and showing there is life after disability. i've done in my life with one leg than i ever would have done with two so i feel like a lucky girl. >> ron, you were memorable to the president because he said the only one that was wearing sunglasses when you first met. can you talk about why? >> the traumatic brain injury i had, i was sensitive to light
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vision and i was always winking so i could see one thing. after a visit to the ranch, i saw the connection he had with us and when you have sunglasses on you lose that connection with someone and i used to use it to hide behind, but when i saw that he reached out and opened his heart and home to us in the caring way that president bush does, it inspired me to try to connect with people as well. >> it was nice to take his glasses off because it was awesome to paint his eye. >> d.t., talk to me first about some of the injuries you sustained and i want to mention as you do, you're still active duty, aren't you? >> i am. i'm still active duty. first 100% disabled airman ever to reenlist in the air force. i'm pretty happy that i'm still able to serve because it's hard to find a job that you truly love and i love being in the
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did i ever think of myself to be this person that people look up to me? no. this is never going to be my ideal job. i was going to be an operator. do my job calling air strikes, but my injuries, 80% of my body had third degree burns. i almost died three times. they told me i'll never walk again and i'll be on a res pir rarity for my life, and two months after they told me that i walked on my own out of the hospital. >> your spirit is undeniable. i'm not going to put you on the couch, president bush, but rod said he thinks this is as beneficial for you as it is for them. >> no question about it. it's beneficial so it keeps me active so i'm not sitting on the couch chewing
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day. it's a great learning experience and it keeps me in touch with our vets in a unique way. when i was president i said i'm gonna have your back in a minute and in the post presidency i said i'm going to help our vets as much as i can for the reminder of my life. >> chris, what don't americans get about transitioning back to civilian life for a lot of you folks? >> i don't think they get the fact that when veterans transition back to civilian life, they don't need a handout. they don't want favors. they want opportunities. i have the privilege of helping veterans now in my post military job helping them find employment. we hear we want to hire vets, we can't find them. it sounds like an excuse to me. they're out there. give them the opportunity. they'll excel. >> i'll tell you one thing, these vets don't want to be pit
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>> what we're going to do, we're going to continue this discussion with the five of you on facebook live, but we thank you so much for coming in and thank you for doing this project president bush. >> let's keep this conversation. good morning. it's 8:26 on this monday february 27th. let's get a look at the roads this morning. >> right now 197, the ramp to vw parkway there's a crash there and we're seeing a slowdown there. fairfax county parkway at fox mills road a crash reported there. southbound branch avenue a crash reported there and this one still hanging around, southbound 270, it is now on the shoulder. >> we'll get a look at your forecast when we come back.
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off to a cold start this morning. a lot of low 30s on the map right now. a milder 40 in washington. a lot of clouds around today and though rain chances are low they're not zero. there could be light rain er
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shenandoah valley, but a lot of clouds over the next couple of days, but a big warm up too. temperatures in the 60s tomorrow and 70s on wednesday. you can get the latest news and weather on the nbc washington app.
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♪ we are we are back at 8:30 here on a monday morning. we have an enthusiastic crowd here at rockefeller plaza. natalie is standing by in los angeles. >> matt and savannah are in a facebook live chat with president ge
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>> that's right. >> reporter: just ahead here on "today," we've assembled a team to write down the highs and lows of the red carpet. savannah is going to give us a look inside her world over the last few months. >> good to have savannah back. if you're looking for something to cook for dinner tonight, we have you covered with a delicious baked pasta dish. first we have a reminder about some big things coming up. tomorrow we'll be live on capitol hill with a look inside the capital. on wednesday we can't wait for jimmy fallon who is going to swing by and hang out with us. on thursday jennifer lopez will be here with us. there's a ton
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forward to. al, how about a check of the weather? starting off with the week ahead, mild in the east and heavy rain through the gulf and heavy rain in southern california and snow through the rockies. by wednesday severe storms plague the eastern third of the country and much colder in the east. sunshine through the guff and more heavy rains move in through the pacific northwest. things start drying out in california. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. we have many areas still this morning in the 30s so it's a chilly start to your monday. 32 degrees in fredericksburg. if you are in the district, the temperature, 40 degrees, but later today we'll be in the upper 50s. mostly cloudy. a chance of an afternoon shower. tomorrow we'll see morning showers around and then evening
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wednesday we're in the 70s, but a chance of strong thunderstorms. >> that's your latest weather. now to more of "today" from the oscars. let's head back to natalie. hi. >> reporter: thanks. here to help us break down the best red carpet looks and trends, we have former miss universe and senior fashion editor at marie claire and senior stylist at fashion police. thanks for getting up early with me this morning. >> thank you. >> reporter: you two rocked the carpet last night. who were you wearing? >> i was wearing -- well, i was wearing a custom made gown and the dress was made out of custom challice pieces.
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>> reporter: fashion with a purpose. brad you look great. >> thank you. >> reporter: rocking the velvet this morning. >> thank you very much. and velvet last night too. >> reporter: let's talk about some of these celebrities that we saw and everybody looked really really great, but look at some of the biggest looks last night starting off with viola davis who takes home an oscar also for fashion. >> loved the color. her face is beautiful. the makeup was stunning. i love the cutout on the shoulders. that was -- it was fun. >> she was telling me she was wearing stewart because it was her favorite, but she was having a custom made platform red sneakers to hit the dance floor. >> reporter: i loved her in color. >> the fit of that dress was
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every single angle was perfect. >> reporter: she is a star and she knows how to dress for the occasion. one of my favorites of the night and i told her on the carpet was hailey. >> more stunning was her green eyes and the eye makeup popped. she goes for it. she's just such a fashion darling and she took a chance. >> reporter: what did you think? >> she did a fantastic job of marrying that. it was sheer, but it was clearly well planned. >> reporter: she said she was going for fair fairy tail. >> it was incredible. >> reporter: now ruth nagga was
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buzz last night. >> beautiful red. love that dress so much. the hair as well. it paired together. everything came together so well. >> what did you think of it. >> i loved it and i loved the rubies in her head band and the amazing earrings and the pin she wore. all these girls had a little planned parenthood gold badge made as well. >> reporter: emma stone was wearing it as well. let's look at trends. your perfect to talk about the trends. i saw a lot of high necklines. >> we saw some beautiful ones. i spoke to her stylist and she said this dress was decided in december. the neckline is actually part of the dress. we've seen it in fashion like the
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but this is a fantastic moment for her. >> reporter: a lot of gold last night too. emma stone. >> emma is a knockout. >> reporter: i loved that she finally brought something a little more edgy because i feel like she plays it safe sometimes and it breaks my heart. >> this was such an optimistic dress. >> and it paid off. >> absolutely. when i saw her on the red carpet, i thought she came to win tonight. like this is a winner's gown. this is actually the last gown that he will ever design. >> wow. >> it took 1,700 hours worth of work. >> reporter: it was worth it because every detail was perfection. the men don't often get enough credit, but let's give them their due. who of the guys did you think really brought it last night. >> i'm alys
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gosling and he always has that perfect twist. >> i liked the ruffle. it was fitting with his character. >> he had a dark navy tux eed owe. he looked so cool and effortless and never like he's trying too hard. >> how can he pull it off because when you look at it there is a lot going on. >> there's always a little something special there. >> reporter: besides ryan, chris evans. >> yeah, i love the beautiful bright blue hugh of this suit. it has the contrasting shawl collar. he looked so handsome and light. every woman in the room was like awe. >> reporter: someone who always looks cool on the carpet is williams. >> always pushing the
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boundaries. so great with all of those chains. the brooch. he always knocks it out of the park for me. he's always pushing the fashion boundaries and how cool. >> reporter: i like the pants. >> very cool. >> he's so awesome. >> reporter: honorable mention for mahershala ali. he looked great as well. >> i like the black version. >> they used a bunch of different textures and patterns to make sure there was variation in the black, but what great look and obviously he went home a winner. >> i know. >> reporter: amazing. >> he just had a baby four days ago. >> reporter: it doesn't get any better than that. thank you so much. you can see much more on the oscars and red carpet tonight on e news. coming up next, we have a recipe for a comfort food
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we'll get to that. first, enjoy. nbc. >> come on.
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and we're back we're back with a new twist on beloved pasta dishes. >> thank you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the ingredients. what are you making today? >> i'm making these beautiful pasta purses. chicken breast, mushrooms, almonds, sun dried tomatoes. it sounds like a lot. >> a light pasta dish here. >> but it's a very versatile dish. if you learn the technique, you can personalize it. you can get take the pasta
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cook it until al dente. >> you buy this like this? >> yes. >> cook it al dente because it's going to finish in the oven. >> that's why you have it in the cold water to stop the cooking process. >> yes. you know what you're doing. you want to saw -- sautee the mushrooms. >> you can put anything in the purse, right? >> anything. >> any protein. >> you can make a seafood purse. sautee this up. then we have some
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>> what is that? >> it's a rich creamy milk sauce. a little parma shawn cheese. then take your pasta. you add the mixture. how are you doing there, al? >> he's right in front of us. >> can you make this ahead of time? >> yes. this is a great dish to make ahead of time in general. >> how is it, al? >> it's terrific. >> you fold it like an envelope. boom, boom, boom. >> nice. >> these are great for dinner parties. you can make them the day before. >> like an
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envelope. >> you put this in the oven with sauce on the bottom at ten minutes at 475. >> ten minutes is all? >> it's already cooked. you add a little vodka sauce and garnish with a little cheese. >> what would you put in yours,al? >> i would use chicken thighs because it's moistuer. >> let me try a bite. this is a recipe you can make tonight. coming up next, savannah shares a look at how she spent maternity leave. this is "today" on nbc. first, t. donatella,hank you. t
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back everyone has a special meaning this morning because we mean welcome back to savannah. it's so nice to have you. >> it is like riding a bike. >> is it? >> no, no. >> you go tt to work early this morning. >> i was so excited to be here. yesterday i got a little weepy, but for those of you wondering what have i been doing, here's high maternity leave. >> one, two, three, smile. >> cheese. say cheese. >> round of applause. >> this big bouncing boy came to us two weeks before christmas and immediately took up residence in our hearts. hi. what's your name? are you new here? and watching h
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one of the most magical moments of our lives. >> charlie brought you a lollipop. do you know baby brother's name? >> charlie. >> where is your brother? mike is double dad now stepping in wherever and however duty calls. we are having a lot of fun as a family of four. from our first family trip to arizona to visit my mom. where are we going? >> arizona. >> what's the desert? it's a place where there's mountains and kak tus. to taking on the double stroller andat
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every day brings new joy and gratitude. >> smiling. >> he is. >> smiling. >> are you smiling? >> i'm smiling because of charlie. >> is that your baby brother? >> cheese. >> oh, man. >> too bad he doesn't have chubby cheeks. >> it's been such a lovely and magical time. i have to say i know that burden fell a lot on you and you worked very hard in my absence picking up a lot of slack and i want to say thank you to my colleagues. >> thank you to all the people who filled in over the last couple of months. >> we would name them, but we'd run out of time. >> we are so happy to have you back. >> i'm
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there we go. this is "today" on nbc. >> this is "today" on nbc. ♪ >> oh, yeah. that pictu.re
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back at 8:52. mr. roker, let's celebrate birthdays. >> let's fire up let's celebrate some birthdays. >> who are we celebrating
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happy 100 birthday to lugissi dean. she has 21 grandkids and 28 great grandkids. robert is 100 years old. happy 100th birthday to paul. a baseball fan from kansas. he says the secret to longevity, marry a good cook. amen. georgia of texas also 100 years old. she was val dick tarn of her high school class. william grant is a former balloon pilot. he and his college sweetheart have been married for 75 years. happy 75th an verse to ernest and marry floyd. world travelers. they say their secret to a long
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hands. this way they can't run away. if you know someone celebrating a milestone anniversary, tell us about it at today.com sla/celeb. please include a photo. the nominees from the oscars last night we didn't win not going home empty handed. >> the swag bags. i hope you have one to send over here. >> every year they put these bags together for the nominees who didn't win an oscar. this is a casper pillow. you've maybe heard of the mattress and the dog bed designed to be cool and comfortable. i can attest to that as i lay my head on it. very cool with the hour's sleep i had last night. this will be going
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every star loves a new box of crayons. these are personalized and inside each one a golden crayon. then there's the anteater purse. it's a luxury purse here in the united states. this is neat. the oomi. it turns any home into a smart home so it can control your lights. and this last one is a biggie. apparently it's so big they couldn't bring it in for me. it's a five night stay in a villa. i can think of a nominees who would like a getaway, a few people like me that want a getaway as well and special congrats to an
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of the "today" family. willie's sister. won for best documentary feature last night. congratulations to libby. back to you. >> i'm so proud of her. >> thanks for doing double duty. get some rest. >> you got it. take us out. >> first your local news and weather. 8:56 is your time now on this monday. good morning. let's turn things over to melissa for a look at the roads. >> hi. right now an emergency reported in the right lane. we're seeing a slow down because of that.
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out of the way, but you can see the delays there. over all looking pretty good. >> thank you. we'll look at the forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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♪ this morning on this morning we're turning up the heat to 90 degrees. golden globe winner john lithow. the shocking ending to last night's oscars coming up right now. from nbc news this is "today" live from studio 1-a live from rockefeller plaza. welcome in on this monday morning. listening to give me just one night. >> there you go. 98 degrees. just a way of saying welcome to our gue
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thank you. >> you hear that. >> thanks for having me. >> i'm glad that was the song that got the applause. >> if you went to bed before the oscars were over, did you stay up to see the whole thing? >> i did. i was flying in last night. >> i fell asleep before the end. i thought everything is going great and then i woke up this morning and i thought what? >> you missed a moment that will live in oscar history. take a look. >> the academy award for best picture. >> "la la land." >> there's a mistake. "moonlight," you guys won best picture. this is not a joke. this is not a joke. i'm afraid they read the wrong thing. this is no the a joke.
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"moonlight" has won best picture. "moonlight," best picture. >> i'm still not sure this is real. >> can we unpack this a little bit? >> sure. >> let's talk about what happened here. >> okay. >> so you explain. >> here's the deal. so warren beatie opens the envelope and you can see he's flustered. he's hesitant. he looks off stage. >> i think at first it was kind of that john tra volta moment again. >> he looks off stage. he shows it to faye. she thought he was milking it. she just blurts it out, "la la land." the producers were on their third speech, they were one minute and 50 seconds in to their speech when bruce or jordan, the guy who announces it's a mistake, and says "moonlight" won. >> i give him credit.
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we're all skeptical. >> that picture shows it all. >> it was a bit of a train wreck, but the way the producer handled it with such grace and poise, i think it really kind of diffused what could have been a very awkward situation. >> so "moonlight" team comes on the stage accepting their award. the accounting firm price waterhouse has apologized releasing a statement saying the presenters had been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered it was corrected. we're investigating how this could have happened and deeply regret this occurred. you're standing up there. what do you do? >> i go the to believe that this morning he wishes he would have taken a moment to say this is too important an award, let's make sure we get it right. let me confer with the accounting firm. >> who would think of that in the moment. >> i don't think i could have. to his credit he tried to -- he
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somebody from off stage was going to help him. >> he's out there dangling by himself and he knows something's wrong, but no one is telling him how to handle the situation. >> how terrific did they do? >> fantastic. all the things we could be talking about this morning, which we would, the dancing and performance and speeches. >> how about the job jimmy kimmel did? >> i thought it was unfair he was trying to disfuse it a bit more and take a a little of the attention off what happened, but i thought he did a phenomenal job all night long. really walked the line really well. >> and then they brought the tour group in as a surprise. they had no idea they were going to end up front and center at the oscars. take a look. >> hello
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this is nicole kidman. it's dark. all right. there we go. isn't that nice. isn't she the sweetest. >> good idea. >> now to husband and wife, kiss the bride. >> he was trending on twitter. >> gary, from chicago. >> what's not normally that exciting of a tour got a whole lot more exciting. >> i think it's a great honor, but how many people do you want kissing your hand you don't know. >> i thought the same thing. >> i don't think she did. >> i don't know. i was like those are nice glasses. >> yeah. >> once you get called out on national television, you got to give them up. >> how about the music? >> it was
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mood. he set the energy. >> the way it was directed too, walking through with the crowd, this did this a couple of years ago with "happy". everyone was up and dancing. so it was a great way to kick it off last night. >> she was to me fantastic. you have seasoned actors and actresses there, but it's great when somebody new comes along and hits the moment. >> john legend, the man has never sounded bad a day in his life. he killed it once again. >> i read that he practiced more than ever for this one because it wasn't necessarily his song, so to speak. everybody was like, really, you have to practice? but you nailed it. >> he sure did. i confer to you as far as fashion is concerned. >> the only thing i can say you
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you always wonder, do the stylists talk to each other and say the trend this year is gold. >> the only reason they would talk to each other so you don't up in the same thing as someone else. that would be the worst case scenario. >> that's what i was thinking. a lot of people wore gold. emma stone, nicole kidman and jessica beil. they looked like statutes. it was gorgeous. >> i would have been in target. >> supposedly gold is back across the board. >> you guys can wear golden suits tomorrow. >> gold is back big league. how about this blue velvet dress? >> stunning. >> you know who else grabbed my attention, viola davis. this was armani. look at that dress. it is absolutely
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>> the ruffled shirt. it was like the '70s called back. >> but yet it worked. >> it worked because he's ryan gosling. >> he can pull off anything. >> he could pull it off. >> i would try. i wouldn't pull it off as well as ryan gosling. >> if i walked out it would be what an idiot. >> no, not if you wore it with confidence. >> come on, al. you rocked it the first time around. >> i didn't get to go to my senior prom. >> i couldn't get a date. but i did make an extra $75 working at a to z that night. >> can we recreate a prom. >> this is the worst tragedy. >> i feel horrible. >> i'm sorry. that was the
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>> don't do that. >> we need to have a "today" show prom. >> tweet us if you think we need to have a "today" show prom. >> no, i see i was pre-disco ball. i was. i graduated high school in '72. they had not done the disco ball yet. just ahead -- dang, he's old. you can smell the oldness coming off. nick and vanessa's newest fountain bundle of joy of baby phoenix. >> we'll play 98 degrees. 98 deg prom. ♪
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fry. >> getting up early is probably no problem for you now that you have a little baby. >> sleeping in is a thing of the past for sure. i love that picture. that was his 2 month picture. >> did you name him phoenix because of that? >> no. we were looking for a name and actually my wife for some reason river phoenix was on her mind and she thought of phoenix and she ran it by me and we agreed on that name long before he came. >> what's interesting is your kids are named after places. >> we like to travel, al. we like to travel. >> little sister brooklyn. >> we knew we wanted him to be a "c" name. i thought it was going to be colin and then she didn't like colin. she said
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and then brooklyn because she was conceived in brooklyn and then phoenix. >> camden, and then bronx. >> they're all blessed. they're all doing well. >> we want to send love to savannah who returned from maternity leave this morning. young master charlie. >> what a cutie. >> the cheeks on those kids are adorable. another adorable person our co-host from last week spent the weekend flying with the thunderbirds of the u.s. air force, which is incredible. >> this is real video. >> go, jordan. >> i don't see the barf bag yet. she's doing well. >> i could not do that. i'm going to tell you
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>> yeah, there's nothing -- you guys have never done this? >> have you? you've done it? >> yeah, i was lucky to do this. i did a uso trip. we were at an air force base in germany and they took me up. if you're a thrill seeker or even if you're not, i would do it again. >> i heard the force is insane. >> they put you through this survival training before and they taught me how to parachute and how to skin a rabbit. it gets pretty intense, but when you're in there doing the ride it's like nothing else you'll ever do. >> that's crazy. we've got something just as crazy planned for you this week being with us. we're going to be in a double decker bus. >> another bus. >> we'll go about 20 miles per hour. >> we don't have the oscars. >> you guys are reading down my bucket list. this is amazing.
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peele who was on our show last week, his horror comedy "get out "took number one with more than $30 million. jordan on the show and bradley was also here, one of the stars. we're so thrilled they came on. we helped push them over the top. >> i think you guys should take full credit. >> that's what we're doing. >> you guys get a back end on the movie. >> you want the movie to be number one. >> come on our sister. >> sister company universal pictures producing. they came on today's take just like that. anyway, let's see what we've got. here's your weather. we have strong storms firing up through the southeast right now. we've got more wet weather coming into extreme southern california making its way into the southwest. we're going to be watching that closely. temperature wise,
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seen this kaur sell. >> this is cute. >> you have this all over the place. >> we need to teach them to put the lids back on. >> this will make them want to. >> my kids obviously have a lot of puzzles, but the pieces are every wear and the boxes break down. you have a good trick for keeping them contained. >> absolutely. look at this. the pieces fall out so we have our pencil bags here. you can slide the picture of the puzzle in and zip it closed. and put them in the bin and put them away. >> you're mother of the year. >> i recognize these. >> they're everywhere. >> these are hard to stack because they have pegs and they kind of end up in a drawer. we've used a
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them vertical. the nice thing is kids can see what they have and they're going to get more use out of them. >> quite often we try to hide everything and then they don't play with them because what you don't see you don't play with. >> i have these in a bookshelf and they look nice. >> nice. what's next? >> next up is the beautiful artwork here. this is a clipboard art gallery. you guys have three kid, right. >> yes. >> every time i pick my son up at preschool he has a new piece of art. i don't know what to do with it. >> this is great. you can clip it in and clip it off. we'll switch this up. this is a picture of our family, by the way. we'll put this right in. >> that's cute. they say that kids like to say their artwork on display. >> you have to keep it. >> what's up with the car. >> i don't know about
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>> our viewers are asking us how do kid pick up after themselves? how do you get them to do that? make it cool. we used picture ledges as a g garage for the cars. >> that's really cute. they're on display. >> it looks really nice. >> that's cheap. >> much better than a bucket of cars i have at my house. >> these are all toys out and about and displayed nicely. >> how to keep the instruction manuals organized. >> put them in clear sleeves inside a binder. >> i'm so inefficient. >> you're never going to have to be like scrambling for these again. >> very very smart. >> thank you. >> great tips. >> thank you so much. natalie catches up with hollywood's biggest stars. we'll take you be
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♪ ooh. >> isn't that nice? >> yeah. we have all the great moments everybody is buzzing about from last night as oscars. >> natalie has the scoop from l.a. >> reporter: good morning. of course everyone is still talking about the best picture mix up, but one thing is for sure it's an oscar night that will go down in history and we were there for the action. a cloudy cool night here and "la la land" is not keeping the stars from fizzling on the r
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can you believe it's the end of the award season. >> it's been great. it's been amazing. being here tonight and all the things that came before this is the bonus that none of us expected. it's incredible. >> reporter: you look stunning tonight. tell me about this beautiful dress that you're wearing. >> it's really nice to wear. it's wonderful. >> reporter: it's nice that you're warm. you're probably one of the warmest here. >> i know. i'm probably warmer than you are. >> reporter: you must be so proud of her? >> yeah, and proud of the film. >> reporter: it's so good to see you. how are you? >> good. you look sparkling. >> reporter: you look fantastic. i love you brought your beautiful mother here tonight. >> i do too. i get son points for life for this. we've been talking about this since i was a little kid. >> reporter: you have been? >> she said when you go, you're gonna bring me as your date and here we go. >> reporter
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dress of the night. >> it's the only dress i tried on. >> it's good to be around my friends and enjoy the last night of the award season. i'm loose and relaxed tonight. >> reporter: you get to party then, right? >> yeah. >> reporter: i want to party with you. something tells me you have a lot of fun. pockets. you have pockets. do you keep anything in those pockets? >> one of them gave me a battle of at the keela. >> reporter: what's the feeling? is it relief? >> the feeling is now i'd like a glass of wine. >> reporter: that ending. wow. >> couldn't write anything better than that. >> i'm reeling after what just happened. >> you told me if happened in a movie, i would say that's too incredible. >> it was incredible in there. >> reporter: how are you
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night. what a strange night. >> reporter: let me see that oscar. you got a baby and an oscar in all three days? >> yeah. quite a deal. it's amazing. >> surreal out of body. yes, both things apply. >> reporter: what's it like to hold this oscar? >> it feels good. >> reporter: what a beautiful night to celebrate. show me a dance move. what have you got? my work here has ended after a night that even hollywood couldn't have scripted and with that that's a wrap. natalie out. >> according to backstage the host jimmy kimmel had one final bit planned staring matt damon, but after that damon was left there in the swings wings as shs
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>> you mean roller skates. >> no, roller-skating is for children. roll rollercising is a great form of self impression. it's much easier when you're not shackled. >> you're laughing. i'm delighted. >> let's talk about this. it's a comedy, but your character is on trial for killing his wife? >> that's right. i may or may not have murdered my wife. a bona fide comedy premise. yeah, it's a send up of the jinx. the creators of the show, they saw these shows and realized just turn the dial a couple of clicks to the left and you have farce. that's what we've got. >> i'm intrigued by
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>> i'm still not sure whether they invented that. >> were you an avid roller skater before taking on this role? >> i think i roller skated a bit about 50 years ago. >> back when you the a skate key. >> i won't tell you whether had a roller ciser or not. >> you come off this role that everyone is raving about in "the cro crown". did you have any hesitation about taking on such an iconic character in history? >> i was excited, but scared at the same time, which is a good way to approach a job. i was acting with 100 wonderful english actors and i was absolutely the only american, except the ones playing americans, and i just sort of plunged in. they were welcoming. th
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than i felt myself. i just did lots and lots of work. just immersed myself in his history and his physical life. >> do you ever get a gut feeling that something is going to be huge. i wanted to see it and i binged watched episode after episode after episode. people love it. >> it's amazing. we knew we were doing something fine. we didn't realize it was going to be quite this popular. and then go leaping into something completely and utterly different." trial ander a error". >> is it true you were offered the role of frasier on "cheers" and you turned it down? >> sadly, yes. if i had played frasier, it never would have been a huge
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he is frasier. i did appear as one of the voices -- the call in voices. we played william buckley, the voices. a wonderful documentary a couple of years ago. >> wow. >> that's as close as i've come to being frasier. >> talk about dexter. you were coming down the stairs and you were mentioning absolut >> i try to mix it up. in this case i spent the entire fall laughing my head off with this wonderful cast of actors. stevie who played the fool a couple of years ago. just a wonderful experience. >> i've done stage and features and television. do
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muscles as an actor? do you have a favorite discipline. >> i grew up in a theater family and the first one-third of my career was almost all new york broadway theater. that's kind of my tap root. talk about using all your muscles, that's the one that requires all your muscles. >> you are absolutely fantastic. it's a delight to meet you. >> wait until you see this comedy. >> it premieres tuesday march 14th right here on nbc. >> that's right. >> i've got to do weather. the big giant head. yes, we miss him as well. the week ahead unseasonably mild and strong storms at the beginning of the week down through the gulf coast and snow in the mountains and heavy rain in southern calif
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♪ this week our "today food" team wants you to make we want to help you make a perfect pasta for dinner. >> he's going to show you how to whip up a couple of dishes that will taste like you spent hours in the kitchen. >> really simple editions what's this first one. >> this is a vegetable stock that we thickened and roast mushrooms. salt and pepper on these guys. throw them in the oven and by the magic of television. >> how long and high high? >> 35 minutes at 375 degrees. if you want to start a roux, it's butter and flour in equal parts to make a french sauce. >> is there any technique to
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>> no technique. then add the garlic and straight in about 30 seconds with that and go in with the vegetable stock. >> okay. >> pretty much what you come out with a thickened beautiful vegetable stock. just like that. then we take these mushrooms and we throw them in here and we hand blend them and make them a little bit on the chunky side. watch yourself. >> here we go. >> hey now. >> fighting back. >> he's going in. >> it's taking a little longer than i thought. we have two pastas that i've already cooked. >> are these larger than normal. >> these are a bit larger. we're going to toss this up with
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aged gouda cheese. you take a classic pasta dish and use something a little bit different. >> i like the whole mushrooms in there. >> not too bad. >> let's head out front. you have a second one. >> this is super quick and easier. this kicks up faster. it's country ham. i'm from a restaurant in the south. we use country ham. we have country ham and saute up some garlic and then ononions. >> you have no whisk for me this time. >> you can shake. >> you want this translucent? >> yeah. you want some color on the country ham. >> you get the
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you add herbs and cream. we'll take these herbs here. add them here. >> right. >> and then a little bit of cream. >> is it like an alfredo? >> you're not using anything much. the cream is supposed to be a light accent to it. it actually will thicken the pasta with the addition of bit of pasta. >> this is heaven on a plate. >> thank you. this whole process can take about five minutes. >> these are cooked already? >> these are cooked already? >> these are large unribbed t e pasta. >> you're doing much better than i am. >> i might have been doing this a little longer. >> try the mushroom
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i'm sure there's a better name than mushroom one. >> get the recipe at today.com/food. we're back in a moment, but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ more cheese, eric. ♪ at ikea, we believe everyone should be able to afford a well organized closet. mama, my throat hurts. and a few extra minutes in the morning. you've got ten more minutes. make room for what matters. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years, we have received 6 times more awards than cable, including the jd power award for highest customer satisfaction for the fourth year in a row. only fios has the fastest internet, on the most awarded network. get this amazing offer: 150 meg internet with equal upload and download speeds, tv and phone for just $79.99 per month for the first year. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good, only fios can.
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and a few extra minutes in the morning. you've got ten more minutes. make room for what matters. so great having nick with us this morning. >> thank you. >> stay with us all week. >> ladies, what's coming up? >> we in one word her daddy. >> i think my dad's going to stop by to his daughter at work day. >> we're going to do a bunch on the oscars, but mostly it's daddy.
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this is a news 4 today news break. 9:56 is your time now on this monday february 17th. new parking meter rates are going into effect today in a busy part of d.c. ddot is testing out rates. prices will range from $1.50 to $3.25 an hour. the goal is to increase turnover of high-demand spaces and reduce the amount of time drivers spend parking. let's check yourfo
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how's it looking? it doesn't look too bad. it's going to warm up to the 50s, mostly cloudy and most showers will stay away, but we could see the chance of a stray shower tomorrow. tomorrow a chance of showers later in the evening. tuesday we keep warming into the 70s, but wednesday is a weather alert day with strong thunderstorms possible. the weekend looks good and we keep warming back up. >> thank you. coming up, we'll let you know what one d.c. school has done to get rid of a pest infestation. in the last 10 years, we have received 6 times more awards than cable, including the jd power award for highest customer satisfaction for the fourth year in a row. only fios has the fastest internet, on the most awarded network. get this amazing offer: 150 meg internet with equal upload and download speeds, tv and phone for just $79.99 per month for the first year. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good, only fios can.
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from nbc news this is this is "today" live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello everybody. so glad you're joining us. our own jenna bush is in for mamma hoda who is on maternity break for a while. it's a big show today. i mean it in a different way than we usually do, but this is a first for me. we are so happy to welcome your father is with us today. >> i know. can you believe it? >> former president bush.

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