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TODAY's Takeaway: Charla Nash wants her day in court; Kermit takes over the Orange Room

March 19, 2014 at 3:55 PM ET

Charla Nash wants her day in court, aviation experts weigh in on Flight 370 and Kermit takes over the Orange Room.
Charla Nash wants her day in court, aviation experts weigh in on Flight 370 and Kermit takes over the Orange Room.

1. The world is at a loss over the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Matt and Savannah posed TODAY viewers’ top questions and comments to aviation experts this morning to glean their perspectives.

From cell phones to black boxes to transponders, the panel discussed possible theories and scenarios:

Video: Experts in the fields of aviation and security join TODAY to weigh in on the latest theories on the missing flight, and answer viewers’ questions about its disappearance.

2. Charla Nash, the woman who was mauled by her friend’s chimpanzee five years ago, spoke to TODAY about her struggle to get a financial settlement.

"I’m hoping that the legislation will allow me to have my day in court,” she said.

Video: Charla Nash, the Connecticut woman mauled and disfigured by her friend’s chimpanzee five years ago, is speaking out in an effort to get a financial settlement to help pay for her recovery. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports.

3. Kermit the Frog took over the Orange Room to answer fans’ questions and reveal his new Twitter account.

"I was going to be @AlRoker but it was already taken," Kermie joked.

Video: Everyone’s favorite green Muppet joins TODAY to reveal that he’s on social media, and explain how he keeps his skin looking young. Tamron Hall reports from the Orange Room.

Meanwhile Miss Piggy, who has an ongoing feud with one Kathie Lee Gifford, bickered behind the scenes in the ladies’ makeup room.

“Watch that you don’t use all the makeup now,” Piggy threatened. “You’re going to want more to cover up the black eye later.”

Video: Two lucky viewers get a backstage tour with Hoda Kotb to see what really goes on behind the scenes at TODAY, only to come across Kathie Lee Gifford and Miss Piggy bickering in the makeup room.

4. Matt and Savannah caught up with Bill and Giuliana Rancic, who said they’re looking forward to having more children — if it works out that way.

“I would have five if I could,” Giuliana said. “I don't know if that's in the cards for me."

Video: Giuliana and Bill Rancic join TODAY to chat about the seventh season of their hit E! show, “Giuliana and Bill,” and offer baby tips to mom-to-be Savannah Guthrie.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway! 

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