TODAY | November 22, 2013
>> thank you, al. for the devastating tornado that ripped through illinois to the navy sailor that met his daughter for the first time t week was filled with memorable events.
>> those stories were best told by a single imagine. ricky, good to see you.
>> good to see you guys. how are you doing?
>> let's start with a sad event in the state of illinois and throughout the midwest, tornadoes earlier in the week. particularly in washington , illinois .
>> this tornado took a three mile path through washington washington , illino, illinois . when i look at this, the first thing i think is not the devastation for the people that lost their home but the way that hurricanes and tornadoes seem to pick and choose. you have a house that wasn't touched at all across the street from houses that are absolutely torn up and the feeling a person will feel when they look over and say why them and why not me and the same thing that a person that suffered devastation feels and the questions you ask.
>> when you see that view from a helicopter it's like somebody took a bowling ball and just rolled it down.
>> that gives you the perspective when you see it from the air.
>> as we remember jfk today and his assassination, his daughter caroline with duties as the ambassador of japan .
>> she is the first female ambassador to japan . this is a traditional ceremony where she shows her certificate to the emperor of japan at the imperial palace . it's an incredible photo. a japanese bow to say hello to her. this is a few day bfs before the anniversary of her father's death. it's incredible to celebrate this and see the photo.
>> on a little bit of a lighter note, this is for the ladies. adam levine selected people magazine 's sexiest man alive.
>> i don't know. i look at those two photos down here and i wonder are they sexier? justin timberlake and hemsworth. there's a bit of a backlash on the web about adam levine . i don't know why. he is on the voice. my mother and grandmother think he's gorgeous. so why not.
>> but also he's incredibly talented too.
>> well, he's the vocal coach , right?
>> he also worked out that perfect three-day growth of beard.
>> i'm trying so hard. you have to get the little clip on the shaver.
>> we'll have grooming tips for you guys coming up in a little bit.
>> are you good with the choice?
>> i'm a chris hemsworth .
>> oh, okay.
>> but i do love adam levine as well.
>> this is a navy sailor coming home and meeting his baby daughter for the first time. what a great shot.
>> this is absolutely beautiful. this is second class petty officer marcus harris . he has been deployed for nine months and he is coming back. this is so powerful. the sign that she is holding. i have waited all my life to meet you, daddy.
>> it's incredible.
>> the look on his face says it all.
>> it's absolute warmth. you can't imagine anyone more happy and poetic in that shot.
>> one adorable picture to another. we have this adorable little lion cub covered in leaves.
>> that's not fair.
>> that is cute too.
>> this is an 11-week-old lion cub in scotland. they have to give her more stuff to do all the time and one of the things they gave her was to play in a pile of leaves. i saw that and i was like i like to play in piles of leaves when i see them in marks.
>> if there's lions in there.
>> and she will be about 330 pounds. and in about a year they'll show case her on the park. but now she has to stay with her mother and get to know the pride of lions. they have 8 lions at this park.
>> thank you so much.
>> thank you guys. good to meet you.