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maybe hot chocolate. >> i guess so. we're back at 10:25. hundreds of flights already cancelled. roads turned to ice. historic step forward or historic mistake. what america's friends are saying about a landmark deal on iran's nuclear program. snowed in, prince harry's track to the south pole on hold this morning because of extreme weather in antarctica. and the comeback. tom brady and the new england patriots rally from 24 points down and pull off the stunner of
the season, today, monday, november 25th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory. happy to be here. matt is off today. i'm here with al roker and natalie morales as well. >> did you guys see the game? it ended after midnight. >> yeah, 12:20 a.m. >> horrible first half. tom brady did it again. i woke up for the end. >> perfect. >> perfect timing. >> that was just an amazing second half. >> and weather, a big factor in the game. >> always about the weather with you. listen, the weather is already the top story this morning because we have a big winter storm that could impact tens of millions of holiday travelers. we have full coverage including dylan dreyer and tom costello on the roads and the airports. but al, we will begin with you. >> before this thing is over it will effect 25 states, 40
million people and of course it will culminate with thanksgiving day or wednesday travel right before thanksgiving. we have winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings, that area of pink is the icy conditions we're going to see. this storm will transfer its energy to the gulf. tons of moisture available to it. so by early tuesday morning we're looking at heavy thunderstorms, wind and rain, snow developing to the north. during the day it lifts up inland so that the heavy rain will stay along the coast as you get to the north and west. by early wednesday morning it's mostly snow and then by wednesday evening snow showers, cold, windy conditions behind this system and look at the rainfall amounts. we are talking 5 to 7 inches of rain through the south. as you get up along the east coast we're looking at anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain and look at the snow. we're talking about 3 to 6 inches. some areas as much as a foot. interior sections of
pennsylvania and new york. the big story the icing conditions making their way into the northern dallas area on into arkansas. we have dylan dreyer right now live in dallas and dylan, temperatures hovering just above freezing. if it drops much, it's going to be a nightmare. >> reporter: that's absolutely right, al. this is our saving grace. we have stayed above freezing in dallas. this storm system is being blamed for 13 deaths. most of those because of the dangerous road conditions. to protect and serve. and push. a police officer helps out in new mexico. across the southwest, it was best to stay off the roads. spinouts and pileups. too many to count. >> it was good when i got here. now it is sleet and windy. >> reporter: over the weekend, the same storm system lashed california with heavy rain which
led to heavy flooding. and one helicopter rescue. strong gusts ripped down power lines. the wind fuelling a wildfire north of san francisco. and then there's the snow. 15 inches in parts of nevada. great for ski resorts, but dangerous driving in oklahoma, texas and new mexico. now millions of holiday travelers are in the part of the storm are worried about the travel plans. a driver in oklahoma has advice worth following. >> go slow and keep your distance. >> reporter: as the east braces itself, preparations can be measured in cords of wood. >> we watch the weather and anticipate people coming. >> reporter: now this area here in dallas is called the high five. it is five levels of chris crossing overpasses. it is a really good thing we
stayed just above freezing in dallas. the bridges and overpasses that freeze first. we escaped that threat here in dallas, but we are now seeing some of the heaviest freezing rain from just northeastern texas right across arkansas. it is glazing the roads and we're being told and getting reports it is a sheet of ice. we certainly are seeing travel conditions just to the north of here and that means that the holiday travel week is off to a horrible start. >> dylan, thank you very much. expect delays and cancellations. the storm makes its way from dallas and up the east coast. we have tom cost tekos tecost t with the latest at reagan. >> reporter: david, good morning.
a balmy 25 degrees here in the nation's capitol. we have smooth sailing around the east coast and mid-atlantic but that's going to change in the coming days. 3 million people are taking to the skies. we have about 340 flight cancellations today according to flightaware.com. 650 cancellations yesterday. so far today at dallas, 300 flights have been cancelled. that's about 180 departures and 104 arrivals. 170 american eagle flights cancelled as well. dallas is a big choke point we will be watching. take a look at the cam from reagan international airport here in washington. so far today it's going to be a nice day but that's going to change in the coming hours. heavy rain and heavy wind across the mid-atlantic up into the east coast and we'll be watching closely, everything from washington to new york to boston. the mid-section of the country as well. chicago, st. louis. in the coming hours and days this is going to change dramatically with rain and heavy wind and snow as well. guys, back to you.
tom costello in washington for us this morning. thanks. >> now to politics. the fallout with the historic nuclear deal with iran. critics are already lining up. andrea mitchell is our nbc chief correspondent and is on the story. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the iran deal came together after a year after secret talks between top u.s. officials and iran all without the knowledge of israel or other key american allies. in the wake of the iran deal the big question this morning, what next? >> it's the effort to get the comprehensive agreement which will require enormous steps in terms of verification, transparency and accountability. >> reporter: the agreement temporarily freezes the nuclear program for six months. in return iran gets what the white house calls modest sanctions relief. >> the burden is on iran to prove to the world that it's nuclear program will be exclusively for peaceful purposes.
>> reporter: but israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu quickly condemned the agreement. >> it's a historic mistake. >> reporter: the president called netanyahu sunday but they disagree on the threat and the goal. the obama administration wants to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon but netanyahu wants to stop them from having the capability to even produce one. >> we think it's important to keep the pressure up. not to ease pressure before you get them through the heavy lifting before they dismantle their centerfuges. >> reporter: on this saudi arabia agrees with israel and many worry the threat isn't diminished. >> i just want to see this all the way through. they now have nuclear weapons and i don't want to see that happen in iran. >> reporter: even some experts remain skeptical. >> you're not going to know how significant, whether this is the historic breakthrough many
claimed or a historic mistake for at least another six months. >> andrea, you mentioned there were secret talks that went on for a year with the u.s. officials and iranian counterparts. what can you tell us about that? >> well these all went on with bill burns and other leaders in the gulf country and all without the knowledge of the arab leaders, israel and the western powers as well. israel, netanyahu was told by the president in september and that's why he has been so fiercely angry at the united states. that as well as the saudis. >> thank you so much. a deal tied to u.s. involvement in afghanistan hit a road block this morning. natalie is here with that. >> good morning to you all.
enable u.s. troops to operate in the country beyond next year, but afghan president karzai indicated it may have that wait. richard engel is in eastern afghanistan with the latest on this on going debate. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we just finished a battlefield circulation with commander of u.s. troops in this part of eastern afghanistan. he showed us how afghan troops are now leading the fight and that he used to have about 50 outposts in this area and now american troops only hold about 13 bases including this one. this is one of the so-called enduring bases. bases that could stay on in this country beyond 2014 if the government in kabul and washington approve a joint security deal that could see thousands of american troops staying in this country for years to come. over the weekend, a group of tribal elders in kabul decided they want this deal. they want u.s. troops to stay because it's good for security. it helps the afghan security forces fight al qaeda and fight the taliban but then afghanistan's president said not
yet. he won't sign the deal until the united states shows more signs of good faith and does more, in his words, to bring security to this country. for now it seems this joint security deal and the future of american troops in this country is on hold. natalie. shootings will be released today. the report comes almost a year after a gunman took the lives of 20 students and six staff members. it was expected to be released in june but was pushed back to the fall. families of the victims were briefed in advance of the report being released later today. the vatican for the first time publicly unveiled a handful of bone fragments reportedly belonging to the first pope, st. peter. they were displayed during a mass sunday. pope francis prayed before the bone fragments at the start of the service and then clutched
the case in his arms for several minutes. no pope has ever definitively declared they belonged to peter. some archaeologists dispute the findings. as you heard it was a comeback for the ages, the battle of the quarterbacks as peyton manning faced tom brady on "sunday night football. "this lived up to the hype. the denver broncos lead the new england patriots 24-0 at halftime, but the pats came roaring back. new england took the lead when edelman got a touchdown. the game went into overtime and it was a critical mistake by denver's tony carter accidentally touching the ball after a punt. the equivalent of a fumble there. new england rae covered and the pats were left with an easy 31 yard field goal attempt. gostkowski kicks it in. a game that ended after midnight at 12:20 a.m. pats win it 34-31. i think the celebration is still ongoing. a lot of us bleary-eyed.
>> i was going to say, i can't even stay up for the 4:00 p.m. game. >> it started well after 8:00. >> i was in rem sleep. that's impressive. >> i kept waking up during the second half for these great highlights. without having it to sit there and be up the whole time. >> yeah. >> mr. roker, you can't stay up late. you have too much work to do in the weather department. >> not only do we have the moisture to talk about, we have for the eastern half of the country arctic cold to talk about as well. philadelphia today setting a record low dropping down to 20 degrees. first record of the season. that high pressure moves off but then there's reinforcing cold air coming in. by thanksgiving day, the eastern half of the country going to be 15 to 30 degrees below average with brisk winds. you can see that cold air really starting to come on in. but if you look out to the west, they have good news. around the backside of that high, we've got warmer than
usual temperatures anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees above normal for our friends out west. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. get to your local 7:14. happy monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures are chilly out there, this is one of the coldest mornings ever the season so far. overall pretty good. san francisco, mostly clear conditions, we have low clouds
clinging to the coast but pretty good. temperatures are going to end up in the 60s, the peninsula, san francisco, south bay, nice day in santa rosa, 56 for you and 62 in fremont. ur latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thank you so much. now to a story that's been developing for the last week or so. attackers, mainly in their teens, targeting victims at random. and we struggled with how to bring this story to you because the images are so disturbing. >> but over the weekend, there were several new incidents and an arrest. "today" national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. this is something we wanted to warn you about, because clearly, this keeps on happening. can you imagine just walking down the street, minding your own business, when somebody punches you in the face for no reason at all? it's called the knockout game. teenagers knocking people out for the fun of it. they even target women and children. now cases are piling up, and police across the country are on high alert. this morning, you're going to see how vicious it gets. watch this woman walking down
the street. a stranger runs up and clocks her from behind, a sucker punch so brutal, the victim lays on the sidewalk, unable to move. in new jersey, it appears these guys filmed their own attack. >> oh! >> the suspects laughing and bragging about it. >> quitter! >> in pennsylvania, watch this man on the right side of the screen. a group of teenagers knock him out in broad daylight. no warning at all. he drops face down on to the curb. the victim, this school teacher, who was simply walking home. >> i was hit with one punch that knocked me to the cold concrete. my body and face were bruised. it's a horrific thing to see, and i'm fortunate that i'm alive here to tell you about it. >> police fear the knockout game has been spreading with cases from san diego to st. louis and chicago. in syracuse, two men were killed in possible knockout cases.
in new york city, police are investigating at least seven attacks and have made one arrest. >> it appears these are just random acts of violence. there's no robbery. it's just simply youths making the decision they're going to try to punch somebody out, sometimes as simple as a $5 bet between themselves. >> like 17-year-old marvel weaver, who admits he played a marvel weaver who admits he played a version of knockout using a stun gun. he was caught and is now in jail. >> it's just a lesson learned. people go along with it and one thing leads to another and it just goes all downhill. >> reporter: downhill for the teens who do it and the victims who continue to suffer. >> these kids are acting maybe not thinking and not knowing the consequence of what could happen. >> reporter: here in new york city, the man arrested for playing the knockout game has been charged with a hate crime. police believe the victim was targeted because he's jewish.
now as these videos end up on youtube and elsewhere online, officials are worried that they're are going to be copy cat attacks elsewhere in the country. that's why i wanted to bring this to you. they're targeting anybody. >> maybe a severe penalty will put a little sense into some of these guys. jeff, thank you very much. let's head over to tamron. she skois covering for carson t morning. you have a wild night to talk about, the american music awards. >> like you i was asleep so i saw the highlights this morning. the 39th annual american music awards last night and yet again taylor swift took home the top honor, artist of the year. guys this is her third time getting this honor. pretty cool. and katy perry last night, her performance as a geisha causing a little stir online. some people not appreciating her selection of costume. take a listen to miss perry. [ music playing ]
>> some people believing her geisha costume was disrespectful. you can look at what people are saying. i love this moment, rihanna's mother presenting her the icon award. she's only like 10 years old. i am a fan not a hater. i just think icon we throw that around a lot. and yes, miley cyrus. but it wasn't just miley guys. it was miley with a lip singing cat and of course a onesie. is that the cat on the trapper keeper? >> yeah. i'm trying to understand. i'm not cool enough to get the cat behind her but i do know today i can't stop singing he came in like a wrecking ball -- >> is that singing? >> that's the only part of the song i know. i sound like a cat. but that's the only part.
but what's life without a cat? >> i'm -- ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ >> and i thought i was bad. >> oh my gosh. >> we're begging you. >> bye bye tamron. call us later. we'll check in with you in a bit. coming up, we're going to have a lot more on the thanksgiving week storm that could really spell trouble for holiday travel plans. >> how about this, prince harry snowed in. imagine that in antarctica. forecast on this? but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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prosecutors say they tormented an african-american roommate by using racial slurs, hanging confederate flag in the dorm, even forcing a bike lock around the student's neck. the naacp now calling on the santa clara d.a. to increase the charges to felonies, and add a charge of false imprisonment. let's take it out and get a check on the chilly forecast out there. >> good morning to you. it is chilly out there. look at this, we're in the 30s in some cities in the east bay and the north bay. south bay now 43 degrees in san jose and san francisco is looking pretty good, nice and clear, you'll notice hazy here. we do have a winter fair the air alert in place for today. we're looking okay, temperatures are going to climb in the mid-60s into this afternoon. 65 degrees in san jose. mid-60s for the peninsula. san francisco looking pretty good, almost uniform temperatures out there with high pressure in control. and offshore flow so it's going to be clear from most of the day, 62 for fremont and 67
degrees in pleasanton. your seven-day forecast scrolling at the bottom of the screen. >> you've got mid-60s for the peninsula but not the speeds. we have slowing in both directions a crash on the southbound side behind these trees there. it resulted in a slowing from both directions. the maps you see slowing south out of redwood city and north, starting to recover and another crash on the northbound side. another has cleared, some slowing out of hayward. >> thank you. we you back in a half hour.
7:30 now on this monday morning. it's the 25th of november, 2013 and that may be a preview of coming attractions. what is to come over the next few days of the powerful winter storm that rolls across the country just in time for thanksgiving. it's going to hit 25 states and probably will impact holiday travel plans for tens of millions of people. that's our top story this morning. >> a couple of other headlines to get to as well. landmark deal with iran to temporarily curb its nuclear program in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions. lawmakers on capitol hill on both sides of the aisle voicing their skepticism. and prince harry and his expedition team have been snowed in at their base camp in
antarctica. that powerful storm and high winds could delay their quest to reach the south pole. >> speaking of weather, we want to get to the dangerous storm in this country. al has the latest. >> it's responsible for 13 deaths. let's show you what is happening now. you can see the system now making its way up the coast. by tomorrow afternoon it's heavy rain along the coast. massive snow back to the west and as we make our way into wednesday it's all rain but, again, windy conditions and snow. in fact, right now ron is in oklahoma city with what's going on there. started the day with icing, ron. what's happening right now. >> reporter: good morning from oklahoma city. that rain overnight coated the cars and now we have ice. all that means rush hour traffic has snarled up. 20 vehicle accidents reported on the interstates. yesterday, we had 6 to 10 inches of snow in the oklahoma area.
it is a good coating of ice, which is a problem on the cars, but also on the sidewalks. you need to step outside and be careful so you don't have a trip to the doctor. back to you guys. >> thank you, ron. this system is really going to be a mess for the next 72 hours. >> al, thank you very much. a powerful storm in antarctica is impacting prince harry's quest for the south pole. we have ben at buckingham palace with more. >> reporter: good morning. after several delays with bad weather, prince harry's team have finally landed in antarctica. today, prince harry has been reflecting on the time in the south ahead of the race for the south pole. the plane touched down on the ice. immediately, the harsh conditions that can effect the
antarctic were felt by his team. >> it was high. pouring over the edge. suddenly rock bottom. the weather forecast seems to be getting worse. >> reporter: the teams were able to train parts of the weekend. but the weather meant much of their time was confined to being indoors. >> i know it is frightening, but i have four limbs and i'm fine. almost fine -- up here. these guys have all these issues and life-changing issues that are hard for them. >> reporter: for the team u.s. and other competitors, their departure was delayed by the weather in antarctica. they were finally able to depart friday. >> wow! >> reporter: i arrived at the base station for an expedition at south pole years ago.
my weather was better. >> we have ohave woken up to he. >> reporter: we encountered the dangerous conditions on the ice. >> it means i can help these guys without creating more awareness for them. then, it is worth it at minus 50. you have to get through that for a good cause. >> reporter: well, i can tell you from my experience in antarctica, summertime can throw wild weather at you. we had confirmation that prince harry and their team are planning their trek for the south pole tomorrow. we have word that he will have a challenge to grow this beard. >> he just started this last week. >> that's impressive. >> that's impressive. >> yesterday. >> ben, thank you so much. let's get more of al's forecast
right now.3 c1 >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by "frozen." >> all the way to arkansas, we have winter storm warnings and watches. you can see the areas in pink. that is moving into oklahoma. over the next 72 hours, we are talking about 3 to 5 inches of snow and snowfall, i should say rain, and we are talking about up to a foot of snow in interior sections 7:35. happy monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. this is san rafael. it's one of the coldest regions across the bay area right now. we're in the 30s. up in the north bay and in the east bay at this point. peninsula good at 43, 43 right
here in san jose headed toward the upper 60s. for most of us across the bay area later on the east bay, looking good request at about 65 degrees, in the south bay for today so mild with widespread 60s, throughout tomorrow, temperatures are going to be warmer, then clouds increase, showers on the way starting wednesday. latest and that's your latest weather. >> coming up, buyer beware. "consumer reports" naughty or nice list. another epic performance from the best band in the land. you can call this one historic, but first these messages. epced e with a smartphone from straight talk wireless. she'll get the same great nationwide coverage for half the cost. let's see if she notices. you bet she did. francois!! deux! ah, o!i he's french. she saved almost 950 dollars. that's enough to hire a french pastry chef for the pta bake sale! bon appetit , sue. the world needs more straight talk. same phones.
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day." best buy, you give them a naughty -- put them on the naughty list for what reason? >> when it comes to return policies, we're all looking at them carefully this time of year, but best buy's kind of struck us as quite stern. even if you bring a receipt and have a receipt, you need to present a photo i.d. when you bring back an item and they reserve the right to basically retain the data that's on your i.d. to track future return behavior. and if it doesn't measure up to whatever their criteria are, you may be ineligible for a return for up to 90 days. >> all right, so they're trying to strike out against serial returners. best buy said this was to prevent fraudulent returns and is standard industry practice. okay, we move on. lord & taylor got on the naughty list, why? >> hey, a sale is a sale is a sale unless it's not a sale. we're all hearing the biggest, baddest, the best sales this time of year, but lord & taylor had the ultimate one-day sale, 20% off, except when you looked at the list of exclusions, numbering 70 categories and
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we are back at 7:49. this is one of the bands you'll see during the macy's thanksgiving day parade. meantime, tamron is in the orange room with a familiar face that had a rough weekend. >> yes, she did. it happens to even the best. this is the tom brady of cooking. giada de laurentiis was in the middle of this segment when she cut herself during the commercial break. she had to leave the show for a short time and was brave enough to post a before and after of her injured finger. take a look at that. >> oh.
>> how are you? >> it throbs a little bit. i got stitches. >> how many. >> i got several stitches. the problem is i sliced into my nail bed. you know i love my manicures. >> tell me how it happens. >> i was slicing it to feed it to bobby and unfortunately i decided, i guess i just sliced through my finger at the same time. >> and blood was everywhere? >> yes. and everybody he freaked out. we don't do live tv much so these things you can get hidden but it couldn't get hidden.
>> that's our biggest fear. i learn to cook. savannah is hopefully learning as well. injuring yourself, how do you avoid it? what's the key here? okay. i'll take this carrot. >> yeah, you hide your fingers. you have to be really careful. i was slicing a hot piece of turkey. you're going nice and slow. i was going a lot faster than you and the other thing is if you do cut yourself -- i have been doing this a long time and never cut myself like this. pressure immediately and get into a cold space. >> we're happy you're okay. >> it could have been one finger over. >> i'm not doing that. >> does that recipe call for finger or no? >> oh, really? really? >> all right. >> oh my gosh. >> we'll keep talking the big storm and then a little later on, what a story, the wife of an 85-year-old veteran detained in
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good morning. 7:56. i'm jon kelley. a memorial is growing for a beloved east bay high school coach, a football coach, killed in a crash over the weekend. the chp says 76-year-old john webb was hit and killed by a car along 680 near fremont over the weekend. webb taught at fremont's john f. kennedy high school. even after retiring from coaching and being the athletic director. the future home of the a's and raiders could get clearer today. the oakland coliseum authority scheduled to vote on a short-term lease extension for both of the teams this morning. the agreement would extend the raiders lease and the a's through december 2015. we'll keep you posted. hi to our meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you, jon. a cold start to the day. temperatures are starting to creep up. you'll notice all across the
board hazy conditions especially on the peninsula and at the coast. winter spare the air alert is in effect. if you suffer from respiratory issues limit your activity today. we're looking pretty good request. temperatures in the 60s in the south bay, north bay good, east bay as well. mid-60s, out in the tri-valley the upper 60s in places like pleasanton and livermore. the seven-day forecast scrolling at the bottom of the screen. >> better drive now through palo alto. it looks congested. we see a lot of slowing recovering, 101 had crashes around willow. they cleared. slow out of redwood city to palo alto and south 280, a new crash clearing from lanes so unusually slow from 380 to the burlingame area. clearing once you head to san mateo. on the other side slowing for south 880 through hayward and northbound through oakland starting to bog around the coliseum. >> that's a wrap for now. the "today" show continues.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, going somewhere? why the massive winter storm barreling across the country may stop thanksgiving travelers in their tracks. ten years and counting. we'll mark a decade of thanks and giving and coming together, ringo with st. jude's children's hospital. starr finally meets the fans in this photograph the young beatle took become in 1964. >> that photo became much bigger than i thought it ever would. it was just a lucky break. "today," monday, november 25th, 2013.
>> we're from mobile, alabama. >> all the way from flint, michigan. >> hello! >> hey, natalie. my name is natalie, too! >> soul sisters from texas. [ cheering ] t-o-d-a-y. we love "today." and welcome back to "today." that's a way to keep warm in this weather. that is the members of the great american marching band, macy's -- of course, macy's thanksgiving day parade. and the cheerleading squad. we'll preview what's to come thursday. >> it's great. we have cheer squad leaders from cheer programs across the country. the band includes high schoolers from every state which is
terrific. >> sounds great. >> and more coming up in a little bit. before we get to that, there's a huge storm that al has been telling us about all morning. dylan dreyer is in dallas. good morning, again, to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. we have really escaped what could be an icing event. temperatures have stayed above that all-important freezing mark. preempted to sort of alleviate the possible congestion they could have seen here. the precipitation has moved on, but this is still part of the same storm system that was just making a mess of the southwest. california, especially in the highest elevations, ended up with more than a foot of snow out of this system. parts of nevada, especially in the ski resorts, ended up with 15 inches of snow, northern texas into oklahoma, the roads have been treacherous. now into arkansas, we're seeing a lot of ice. as this storm systems move into
parts of the gulf coast, it will be a mostly wind to rain event with some snow on the north and western side of this system. even though it will clear out by thanksgiving, it's not helping travelers today. >> all right. dylan in dallas in the thick of it. we'll get your forecast in a second. >> get inside. get inside. >> let the people go. let's get a check of today's top stories. natalie is inside at the news desk with that. natalie, good morning. >> good morning to you all again. iran now has six months to convince the u.s. and other world powers that it's nuclear program is not designed to produce weapons. a deal reached friday temporarily freezes iran's nuclear program in exchange for some easing of economic sanctions. >> the burden is on iran to prove to the world that it's nuclear program will be exclusively for peaceful purposes. but israeli prime minister
beng man netanyahu calls the deal an historic mistake. and critics in congress are ready to pounce if iran breaks any part of the temporary agreement, while negotiators work on a long-term deal. the wife of an 85-year-old korean war veteran detained in north korea is speaking out this morning. leigh newman hasn't spoken with meryl since he was pulled off an airplane when his vacation ended last month. >> it's hard for his grandchildren. it's hard for his whole family. >> reporter: leigh newman hasn't seen her husband in six weeks. >> when you don't know where your husband of 56 years is. you don't know if he's healthy. you don't know if he'll be home with us, it's not an easy situation. >> reporter: an 85-year-old korean war veteran, meryl newman was detained in north korea after a ten-day trip to the
peninsula, where he once fought. >> he needs to be back at home. >> reporter: after a handful of phone calls and postcards newman boarded a flight for home. when his family said he was suddenly pulled off the plane by a military official. >> there's some terrible misunderstanding taking place here. >> reporter: newman's son said there was only one indication of any trouble. >> there was a conversation that took place about the korean war and my dad's service. might have had tension in it. >> reporter: newman is in need of medication. they're working with interests in north korea but so far no one has spoken to or seen the 85-year-old. >> he just needs to be home and we want him home for the holidays. >> reporter: a heartbroken family left to wait and wonder. miguel almaguer, nbc news pasadena. country star blake shelton is among those mourning the death of nashville star jared wayne mills. police say the 44-year-old mills was shot to death by the owner
of a nashville bar this weekend the bar owner is claiming self-defense. blake shelton tweeted that he was extremely sad to hear about the death of his old friend. mick jagger is about to enter uncharted territory, even for him. the rolling stone's 21-year-old granddaughter, assisi, has announced she is expecting a baby early next year. and that will make mick, who is 70 years old, a great-grandfather. she says she's not sure jagger likes the idea of getting old. she doesn't even call him grandpa settling instead for mick but that would make him the coolest great-grandfather. let's get a check of the weather once again with al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by colgate total. >> and "today's" weather has been tough throughout a good portion of the country. but everybody out here is getting ready for thanksgiving.
our pick city of the day happens to be the beautiful austin texas, kxan. we have rain and cold this morning but by the time we get into wednesday sunny and milder, high of 50 degrees. you can see we have an icy mix making its way from texas into arkansas where we're going to have some rough stuff. that wet weather is going to eventually make its way all the way into the northeast. but as you can see, icy conditions now in texas. snow developing through the great lakes, into northern new england. out west, spectacular weather. 54 and sunny in seattle. 8:07. happy monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look at san rafael. one of the coldest cities in the bay area right now. widespread 40s except for the north bay where it's still cold enough for some frost. about 36 degrees right now. getting into this afternoon, temperatures looking pretty comfortable. we'll hit the 60s in the south bay. san francisco as well. uniform temperatures. it is a winter spare the air day. you'll likely notice a thick layer of haze out there today.
66 for santa rosa. have a great one. this thanksgiving week, as we have done for the last decade, you have a short period of time. what does this mean for you? >> ten years ago this very day, we launched the thanksgiving program on the "today" show. it's been a guardian angel to many of these children. we did these stories of our children. 46 of them were on the "today" show. 43 of them survived. sadly, three of them did not make it.
but all the moms and dads really got a wake-up call on the "today" show. they were told by their doctors in their local hospitals that they weren't going to make it. some had already chosen funeral music and were taking pictures of them because they wouldn't see them pretty soon. and they came here and they survived. what's important to know, not those local hospitals -- they're not bad hospitals. they're very good hospitals but they're only working with what they know. with st. jude's, we're working with what nobody knows because we're a research center and cancer center under one roof. this is a celebration of what we have accomplished in ten years. >> reporter: nothing better than the celebration when you look at the faces with the pictures there. >> absolutely. >> reporter: coming up in a little bit, we'll have a little bit more. and we'll meet some of the children up close and personal and tell you a little bit more about, really, the amazing successes and in some cases 40% of those cancers are now being
cured. >> it's also important to note that no child pays when they come to st. jude and every one comes from a different state, colorado, iowa, illinois, california. st. jude takes care of children all over the country and the "today" show has been able to spread that word so kids all over the country can come to st. jude and be saved. >> reporter: reason to give thanks. right, savannah? >> absolutely. love hearing these stories. we'll check back in a couple of minutes. when it's cold out here, david dances. >> just a little bit of that. >> just a little bit of that. >> my dream maybe one day i'll be on a float. >> who knows? >> exactly. >> keep dreaming. it could happen. coming up next in trending, they have done it again. the ohio state marching band turns in an historic performance. then a touching story, one man's generosity teaching a homeless man about computers and coding and changing both of their lives. and the beatle mania stars photographed 50 years ago. finally, ringo starr will come face-to-face with the man himself. but first, these messages.
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a handshake. recently scientists looked into this and determined that you actually spread more germs if you do a full on handshake. >> right. >> instead of the fist bump. >> a principal of mine at the twins school does a fist bump instead of shaking hands in the morning. >> exactly. >> we all know what it means when barrack and michelle obama did it during the presidential campaign and everybody was doing it. >> howie mandell has been doing it. >> would you do it at like a business meeting? >> no. >> the only mistake people make i think is the explosion at the end. >> boom! >> well, a friend of mine is jumping up and bumping. >> that's for job interviews. >> let's do the head bump. >> all right. here's a question, will something vitally important
being missing from this year's super bowl? organizers may do away with tailgating. >> what? >> say it ain't so. the big game is going to be held in february at met life stadium. the entire sporting complex apparently is going to be on lock down for the week leading up to the game. officials say fans may have to hold those pregame festivities elsewhere. >> those of us that live in new jersey are not so sad with the news. >> maybe they'll close down times square and do it there. >> good idea. >> you have fun with that. >> have fun with that traffic thing. >> yeah. well, keeping the football theme going, we're used to seeing the incredible displays from ohio state's marching band. this week they went historic. the 150th anniversary of abraham
linco lincoln's gettysburg address. cannon ball fire and two figures shaking hands under the american flag symbolizing the end of the civil war. >> wow. >> honestly, that is show stopping. forget the football game. i know the game was probably great too but that is amazing. >> they do a new one every week. >> every single week. >> that's incredible. >> and then they collapse. >> well done. >> and that is what is trending today. now we have a great story you guys. a good samaritan that took a chance on a guy that had fallen on hard times and the unlikely partnership is about to pay off. craig melvin has this story. good morning to you. >> good morning, coding is the complex language of computers. those that master it create software and websites and apps. learning it is hard, very hard. so imagine doing it while homeless. leo graham lives on the new york city streets. patrick walks to work.
one day the software engineer stops. >> i just asked him a question. >> would you like an offer -- >> i'm a young guy starting out. that's a lot of dinners. >> $100 for a laptop and to learn how to code. >> i will spend an hour a day for two months. >> came to an immediate decision. the $100 will last you for a short time but learning how to code will last you for a lifetime. >> reporter: so patrick bought leo a laptop, three textbooks and got started. the 23-year-old who learned the language of computers as a child spends an hour before work every morning teaching it to a 37-year-old who said he lost his job. >> they were building expensive condominiums so the rent shot up and i was evicted. >> reporter: for two years he has been sleeping in shelters and finding spots to hang out
grand, this is also about shattering stereo types. >> all homeless people are mentally ill, lazy, unintelligent. that's a stigma. it doesn't really matter your living arrangements as long as you have got the mind set to do it and the will, the drive. >> give a man a fish you feed him for a day. you teach a man to fish and you watch him change the world. >> and leo's car pooling app is going to be launched in just a few weeks. >> that's cool. we have patrick and leo with us. good morning, guys. great to see you. >> good morning. >> can you believe all the attention this has gotten? >> no. >> is it shocking leo. >> yeah. >> so what did you think when somebody comes up a total stranger and says i'm willing to spend this time with you and teach you to code? was it a no brainer? you knew what you wanted to do. >> yeah, instantly. >> was it instant, though? was there not a split second when you thought this guy is
nuts? >> should i step out or? >> i was skeptical at first. and i said give it a shot and see what happens. >> and patrick, there must have been something about leo that caught your eye and made you think there's more to this person than what i'm seeing when i pass by. >> you can tell sometimes. there's just something special about somebody and i mean, he's been amazing. >> leo, you have this app that you are very close to being done with. if you could speak to all the potential employers out there, what would you want to say about what you learned and what you're capable of. >> i know how to do the server and i understand most of the languages. and computer language, tech language and i'm learning to be good at back end design. >> and you're also excellent at
staying on task. you spend five or six hours a day focused on one project. >> yeah, basically. >> and you don't have a permanent place to live yet, do you? >> i'm staying with a friend. >> good. good. well, i hope this is the beginning of great things. >> thank you. >> your teacher says you're kind of brilliant. almost a photographic memory. >> he's right. >> what's the name of the app? >> trees for cars. >> trees for cars. >> patrick and leo, it's a pleasure to meet both of you. >> thank you. >> let's send it over to david. thanks very much, savannah. now to something we have been following. a group of teens photographed by ringo star during the height of beatle mania. they joined us here on the plaza and over the weekend they got to meet their celebrity photographer. here's nbc's joe friar. >> for 49 years they have been telling a tale that's tough to
swallow never realizing the proof was there all along. it began when the british invasion touched down at jfk airport. sixteens skipped school and crammed into a chevy impala to witness history and it pulled along side them in a limo. >> they would shake their heads saying are you sure? did that really happen? >> look at this. that's beautiful. >> reporter: most of the group had no idea that the moment was captured on film by a photographer. >> i just happened to like to take photos and i was like i'll take a photo. >> reporter: named ringo. >> it wasn't a big deal. it was a lucky break. >> reporter: ringo star is putting decade of pictures in a book of photographs with that imagine of the kids right in the center. first he wanted to know who were they and sparked a nationwide search. that photo became much bigger than i thought it ever would. i just put it in the book because it's a great shot and
then suddenly in america everyone was trying to find them. >> and sure enough, you know, my friend from boston called me and told me, he says charlie, the beatles are looking for you. >> i know he was in the front. >> reporter: finally this weekend in vegas, a reunion 49 years in the making. >> i finally became a centerfold. >> thanks for taking such a wonderful picture. >> reporter: five of the so-called kids are still alive today. >> i never knew you were such a gifted photographer. >> that's a lucky shot. >> that's amazing. >> don't tell anybody. >> reporter: reminiscing about a moment they never forgot. >> this is the book and you are part of it. i thank you for that. >> how cool is it to meet this group? >> far out. far out. >> reporter: outside palms casino displayed the now iconic photo along with an updated recreation taken on the "today" show plaza and inside the kids got to see ringo perform with
his all star band. they also went to love, the beatles themed cirque du soleil show. >> is this full circle for you? >> i don't, it's a journey we are still going on. >> reporter: a journey filled with peace and love and patience. after 49 years, no one doubts their story anymore. for today, joe friar, nbc news, las vegas. >> coolest ever. >> i like the recreation photo. >> yeah. >> coming up here we brought the excitement of the macy's thanksgiving day parade to our plaza. >> it's cold out there but let's strike up the band, shall we? we'll have more of that but first on a monday morning, here's a check of your local news and weather.
a very good monday morning to you. 8:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a nonprofit in the south bay getting ready to hand out free thanksgiving meals starting today. sacred heart community service in san jose giving away boxes of food with either a turkey or ham to 1500 families. the nonprofit hopes to hand out meals to nearly 4,000 people. once thanksgiving is over, it's on to collecting nearly 20,000 toys for christmas. we can all do our part. let's check that morning commute with mike. how's it looking out there? >> a lot of folks doing their part to make an easy commute by not coming in. this week a lot of folks already on vacation. this is north 880 through oakland. a little slowing past the coliseum. the map shows you all the way through downtown. a light slowdown for 580.
not as bad as typical. the peninsula is the worst. still recovering after a couple of crashes. everything off to the shoulder. south 280, early slowing, a crash has just cleared. things are now recovering. south past 380, slow past daly city. the rest of the south bay, the northbound routes are slow. no surprises. >> all right. thank you very much. thank you for joining us. i'll be back with another local news update at 8:55 or so. have a good one.
marching band to get you in the spirit because the parade, of course is thursday. i'm savannah guthrie along side david gregory who is in for matt and natalie morales, al roker and tamron hall. >> i feel great. this is one of my favorite parts of the parade. >> doesn't it sound like it's raining? >> they're wearing short skirts and it's freezing out here. >> good job girls. >> well, meantime, we're proud to announce our 20th annual toy drive. starting next week our celebrity elves will be collecting gifts. >> our corporate sponsors will be doing their part as well. if you are planning a trip to the plaza, be sure and bring a toy to donate. >> as we look ahead to this week and your travel, today, wet through the gulf coast. icy conditions into the central plains. fantastic outwe west.
for tomorrow, the wet weather makes it's way along the eastern seaboard with icy conditions inland. western 2-thirds of the country looking good and then wednesday we have more inland section of the northeast and new england with icy conditions and rain along the coast and 8:32. happy monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures are still chilly out there. i want to show you the peninsula. it's not fog we're dealing with this morning. it is fog. it's a spare the air day. our first winter spare the air day of the entire season. so keep that in mind. overall, we're looking pretty good. as we head throughout this afternoon, temperatures will climb into the mid-60s across the board. we're expecting those mid-60s east bay oakland today. 62 in fremont. in the tri-valley, around 67 in pleasanton. our latest weather. >> all right, al, thanks so much. more on our thanksgiving day
festivities on the plaza. amy is the producer of the macy's parade -- >> he's not talking. >> i know. >> we only gave him this much coffee today. >> tamron has volunteered -- >> i didn't volunteer. >> okay. >> what is this? >> this is one of those balloon heads, right? >> we have developed many things in the parade that are balloon related. this is one of our balloon heads. >> i've been called that before. >> no. and you've got to -- why the long face. >> that's right. >> all right. >> but we have tons of actors in the parades wearing these costumes and once they're all together -- >> okay. >> how do you feel for the right side? this is created of fiberglass so i was assured it wasn't heavy.
>> stand up straight. >> stand up straight. >> how do they see you while they're walking? >> we just made the parade route a straight shot. >> okay. >> okay tamron. let's walk over. >> oh. >> hold on, hold on. >> every year you have a special group that helps. >> yes, there's a group called first and they work building robots across the country from promoting science, technology, engineering and math and this year i have the winners of a national contest and they're going to cut the ribbon with me. >> we have natalie. >> natalie. >> gnnatalie is on this rocking horse. it's been in for about 60 years. we have one of our amazing
macy's volunteers that's going to be riding this for the route. as you know, it's the life blood of the macy's parade. i always say that the cheerleaders and the dancers -- [ inaudible ] >> it's pretty cold sitting here. >> i am cold -- i am told i'm the first-person to wear heels and do this. >> very impressive. >> i'm going to walk some more. >> and now we've got these balloons. >> and as if we didn't have enough balloons, we have these -- >> here we go. >> these are new that we develop w ed where the balloons actually pedal. >> and the nutcracker wins
good morning once again to you kerry. >> good morning. this is what they call the af r alphabet wall and it's quite profound because each child takes a letter and writes what they're going for. >> k is for khemo and a child writes it makes you feel tired and bad and especially cute because chemo is ch and not k. but we have been following what the children go through here and what the doctors and the staff are doing as they're saving lives. the future looks bright for 17-year-old summer wilson. >> i'm not serena williams but i can beat my dad. >> reporter: she was one of the first patients we introduced you to for thanks and giving. as an infant, summer was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer that appeared as a tumor in her arm. back then, her mom was given no
hope by doctors in her hometown. >> the best case scenario that we were given was take her home and love her. we'll probably need to amputate her arm but she's not going to make it. >> reporter: after treatment she received at st. jude, not only were they able to save her life but her arm too. >> it's rewarding to prove someone wrong. >> reporter: like summer, every holiday season you see these beautiful faces on tv, online, and in print, often with celebrities like jennifer anniston, robin williams and sean white. >> our discoveries helped drive the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%. >> reporter: they're all testaments of the war against childhood cancer these kids fight every day. doctors all over the world send their toughest cases to st. jude. out of the 46 children that we introduced you to in the last decade, three have lost their
lives. 6-year-old clare, 8-year-old nicholas jeffreys. >> i want to see some of your moves. >> there you go. >> and just recently 11-year-old ryan christian. those who pass inspire researchers to find better treatment and their efforts are paying off. >> just in the last decade we pushed cure rates from 80% to over 90% and we are confident that what we're learning from the project is going to allow us to do that for other types of childhood cancer. >> reporter: that's music to the ears of the lewis family whose baby was diagnosed back in 2005. >> it's just unexplainable to hear that news that your child has cancer. >> reporter: today lauren is 9 years old, cancer free and giving back to the hospital herself. and lauren is here with us right now. so you're giving back.
what exactly are you doing? >> i'm raising money for st. jude. >> how do you do that? you're so young. >> i design clothes and use it for a fashion show. >> you design clothes? >> yes, sir. >> where did you get that idea? >> in my head. >> really? are they dresses or shirts? what do you come up with? >> well, i do both. >> who does the selling, mom? >> no, we have dream makers that make the clothes. >> wonderful. that's great. mom, i know this is a huge celebration for you but take me back. when you heard that lauren had cancer, what was that experience like? do you remember what it felt like to hear those words? >> absolutely. it's very hard to forget. it's devastating just to be told that your child has cancer. and for us, it happened very quickly. we were given the diagnosis and we were sent straight to st.
judes. >> you were able to hear cancer free six months later. what did that mean? >> it was a relief. a blessing from god. because neuroblastoma is a cancer that's rare and hardly ever cured but we were delighted and happy to have lauren here to celebrate now. >> we are celebrating now. >> we have a surprise. >> come along. >> come this way. >> now, the "today" show has been our launching partner for ten years and we wanted to do something special for the children and i planned something very special for the "today" show. this wall, the alphabet wall means the most to the children and everybody always sees it because it travels right to the cafe. now we want to show you our dedication to the today show. everybody ready. drumroll please. 1, 2, 3. >> oh, wonderful. thank you, marlowe. every day we give thanks from
our friends at the "today" show. i know there's a lot of heros here but you guys are the real heros. the ones that really survived what is a challenge. >> that's right. they're brave and they're strong and they're funny and they're fun. we have a lot of good times together and this is our special thank you to the today show. a lot of children got here because they saw about it on the "today" show. >> thank you very much. we have a brand. we might as well hear them play something. come on guys. back to you guys here in the studio. >> give them all big hugs for us. >> thank you so much. [ music playing ] >> great to hear these stories. >> an amazing place. all the work they have been able to do. >> all right. well, coming up next here, a couple that fulfilled their dreams with a bakery that caters to a pretty interesting group. but first, this is today on nbc. ♪ kiss that boring bird goodbye ♪
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back now at 8:47 with today's small business. as you gear up for your holiday shopping, it is important to remember the little guy. jessica and eric traded in their career seven years ago to open the bakery of their dreams. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. well, this couple followed their passion to create a thriving business baking homemade sweets all inspired by a very unique clientele. peanut butter macaroons, cream filled canolis and bonbons. just looking at them is enough to bust your diet. but they're not for you. that is unless you work on all fours. >> seven years ago pet pastry chefs eric and jessica tally
opened it up. >> we decided to on our honeymoon. in the beginning we worked out of our kitchen apartment. there's nothing you can't name. it's very simple, clean ingredients. >> reporter: their idea was to create all natural organic treats for pets. within two years, devout customers were literally begging for more. >> how many people work here? >> six of us. eric and myself and four employees. >> so six of you guys to make enough for how many stores? >> 950. >> when's the last time you pulled an all nighter? >> yesterday. >> once just a mom, pop, and pooch store, today they're competing with the big dogs. both online and in gourmet shops. >> our gross sales will be over 2 million this year. >> the snacks taste good too. >> there's no liver. >> no, these are all tasty ones.
>> that's a browny. it's got a yogurt coating on top. >> that tastes amazing. i do. i just need a bowl of milk and i'm set. >> reporter: with new treats always in development, they're constantly asking for customer feedback. though my focus group seemed a little distracted. >> bark if you like the second one best. raise your paw if you like the first one? anyone like the browny? anyone? >> we get amazing phone calls and e-mails. i get pictures of every dog's birthday celebration. i love our customers. >> reporter: and the feeling is mutual. once customers fall in love, the only issue is they never want to leave. >> we got to go. come on. >> they've got clever names for some of their goodies like muddy paws, belly rub and pup cakes. they went overseas to paris, switzerland and hong kong. it's incredible to see how far they have come.
>> a great small business story. we want to turn to the chairman and ceo of american express. >> glad to be here. >> small business saturday, this is something amex launched a couple of years ago. what's the idea behind it? >> the idea is to celebrate small businesses. there's 28 million small businesses in the u.s. and the reality is, they generate half of the jobs in the private sector which is incredible. >> so often they can be forgotten during the holiday sarbone season. amex has this ad campaign to get people into the smaller stores. >> that's right. the reality is you have black friday and cyber monday. we wanted a day, the saturday after thanksgiving for small businesses and the reality is that for every dollar that is spent in your local community, 52 cents stays there. >> and it's what makes them feel unique. these special small businesses.
>> what's fantastic is there are over 1500 communities this year that, in fact, have put together activities and events to support small business saturday. >> well, it's a great idea. thank you so much for being here and telling us about it. >> thank you very much. >> we're back in a moment with a story that will really warm your heart. but first, this is "today" on nbc. in a perfect world every man would look like john stamos. wow! wow! and in a perfect world, what's delicious would be healthy too. wish granted. dannon oikos greek nonfat yogurt. this really is too good to be true! dannon oikos greek nonfat yogurt. ♪ dannon.
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[ music playing ] >> from parade to a little sports news. last night's patriots broncos game was an instant classic for those of us that stayed up for parts of the second half while fall ago sleep as well. that's not just the game. that's not the only reason. >> this is fantastic. it also featured a ceremony to honor three military wives for their sacrifices and one very special surprise. >> can you give a hug? can you give a hug? >> they consider themselves family. they are all counting down the hours. they're military spouses coping with long deployment. each of their husbands are air force officers on duty overseas. raising her 19 month old son duke alone has been hard. >> we've had some sad moments and very excited it's almost at an end. >> with her own family in
jamaica, jessica and kim are her support network. >> it helps make it a little bit easier. >> exactly. >> we know that soon it will be our turn to either ask for help or give the help. so it's such a selfless sense of support for each other. >> but those missed birthdays and holidays do take an emotional toll. >> missing this thanksgiving, it's hard. >> her husband has missed his son duke's first steps and his first words. >> i know when he actually sees him and how much he has grown it's going to be -- >> expecting her husband home later today, she can't wait. >> i see the light is very bright. i see the light at the end of the tunnel. it's almost over. >> a moment that was even closer than she realized. during the football game the nfl and patriot teamed up to honor
the trio including video messages from their husband on the jumbotron but they got the surprise of a lifetime in front of thousands of fans, their own family reunion a day early. so -- i'm about to cry -- their own husbands will return home in the coming days and it's actually -- >> that is so cool. >> so sweet. >> they're the best. >> it is a sacrifice. >> it is and when you see them and the love they share, the family bond. this is what thanksgiving is about. >> the first steps, the first words. >> and the lives do incredible things, especially for older officers that move their families 25 times. >> military families. >> willie is here. what do you have coming up next hour? >> we have another pretty moving story ourselves. the wedding video to end all wedding videos.
a woman's father died a few months before her wedding. gets an incredible surprise from her brother and her entire family. that video has gone viral. it's going to move a lot of people. >> my goodness. >> that coming up but first, your local news. and a very good morning to you at 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. that breaking news is a house fire that is happening in campbell. this is near hamilton avenue just west of highway 17. these pictures just in to our newsroom. firefighters do not believe anyone was inside the home. they're actually trying to contain those flames just to that one house. you can see them leaping out of that home there.
we'll bring you more on this story as soon as it comes into our news room. right now, we want to check the forecast with christina. >> good morning to you, laura. good morning to you at home. temperatures still chilly enough for a coat out there. san jose nice and clear. about 62 degrees at lunchtime, rounding out the day at about 65 degrees. highs will be comfortable. it's a winter spare the air day, illegal to burn wood.
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is today's take with al roker, natalie morales, and willie geist. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to today on a monday morning, november 25th, 2013. thanksgiving week. big crowd here on a chilly day. i'm willie geist with al roker and natalie morales. we were just talking about the weather. it's going to be a nightmare for a lot of people this week. >> this storm started off in the west coast and it dumped some two feet of snow in some places. there's been several deaths. this guy ended up okay but it's been rough. 13 people have been killed in this thing and right now icing conditions from central texas and into oklahoma and as it makes it's way east, we're going
to be looking at a lot of wet weather along the east coast. >> yeah, and wind. >> wind as well. >> and then inland sections from upstate new york, western p.a., some areas picking up to a foot or more of snow. >> it's going to be hard to get around. call your airport ahead of time and make sure you check in on your flight. >> it's a nightmare as it normally is on a wednesday before thanksgiving. >> yeah. >> but add this to the mix and it makes it more dicey. >> 43 million people will be traveling on thanksgiving. that's a lot of people. please be careful. check the weather ahead of time. there was controversy, some at the american music awards. >> there's always controversy at the award shows. >> the line-up they had. every super star in music did a performance. katy perry opened the show singing a song called unconditionally. she was dressed as a japanese geisha. take a look and see what you think. [ music playing ]
>> okay so some people watched that and thought there was japanese stereotyping thing. >> not the first-person we have seen dressed in a geisha look but some people are upset. >> i understand where people think it's stereotyping but it's an award show and she is dressing in a costume. >> when you pick an ethnic costume that you are not a member of that ethnicity, some people are going to be offended by that. >> some people could look at that as a tribute to the culture. >> it looks beautiful. it's a beautiful stage production with the graphics and everything behind them. it's a good song. meanwhile, miley cyrus was ahead another show stopping
performance you could say. this time it featured a giant cat and not a giant foam finger. >> a weeping cat. >> check this out. [ music playing ] >> what does it mean? >> it's like that will repeat what you say. >> maybe that's it. >> maybe. >> maybe it's an anime kind of thing. >> i don't know. >> if you have ideas, send them to us. >> but this young woman is a genius. >> everybody is talking about her. >> everyone is talking about her. >> i don't think you have to overthink it. >> that and the cat costume too. >> there's a cat on her costume as well. >> i didn't see that. >> oh, yeah. >> we have our own.
does he sing along with us. >> it's not weeping diamonds. that's amazing. >> it's kind of cute but i found it distracting from her performance because the whole time i was looking at the cat. >> if you stop, though, she has a really good voice and she is really talented. >> she is a great performer. i'll give her that. >> the line on that bathing suit is getting smaller every time. >> it's getting higher and there's less in between -- >> yeah. >> sort of a -- >> not that we're complaining. >> okay, there it is. there it is. >> talking about outfits, natalie's pants today. >> i had to climb up on the rocking. ♪ you got up on the rocking horse ♪ >> nice. hi to wear pants. >> there's a glow thing happening. >> a very cold rocking horse. >> these are not sweat pants. >> they're very cool. >> they're wool. >> natalie is cool.
>> she hung out with miley. >> do you guys ever go out to dinner for the holidays? >> all the time. either thanksgiving or christmas eve dinner because we're working and my kids don't like turkey, either. it's crazy. my kids don't like turkey. >> a lot of people don't like turkey. my kids like chicken fingers. >> do you know the best part of the turkey, that little fatty part where you put the stuffing in. >> right there. >> i cut that off. >> you just pull that -- it's just nothing but turkey fat. >> and that's held for al every year. >> that's where the skin comes together. >> yeah. >> see i always cut that off. >> oh. >> really? >> it's fantastic. >> well, the national restaurant association says as many as 15 million people will dine out for thanksgiving. another 14 million plan to order parts of their thanksgiving meal to a restaurant to be delivered and eaten at home. 4 million will get a full
thanksgiving meal. >> there's nothing like waking up in the morning and smelling that turkey in the oven. my mom would start early in the morning and it would be roasting all day. >> that's what i love about doing the thanksgiving day parade to be part of that tradition. i remember growing up in brooklyn and queens. like you said, your mom making that, we're sitting in our pajamas watching the parade and here in new york, after the parade was over you flip over to channel 11 and watch march of the wooden soldiers. >> that's great. >> that tradition. that's what i love about thanksgiving. it is the noncommercial holiday. at least it was until everybody decided to stay open, all the retailers. >> black thursday. >> i'm getting really tired of the whole black thing. come up with another color. it's green. it's about money. stop. enough with the black. >> green thursday just for you black. >> playing the race card, al. i'm not going to stand for it. >> talking about katy perry. forget about katy perry.
it's about the black thursday-friday thing. >> let's go green. >> that's what it's all about and cyber monday so that makes sense, right? >> green friday. did you guys see snl across the street? >> i didn't get to see it. you'll love this sketch. >> the travel lady. >> you encounter a certain kind of person on every flight. the worst lady on the airplane played by amy bryant during weekend update. >> do you have any tips for people traveling this holiday season. >> oh, yes, tip number one, luggage is for losers. you won't see me trying to jam a suitcase in the overhead bin. i carey everything in loose plastic bags. one for clothes, one for toiletries and one for loose pills. tip number two, plan your meals ahead of time. i'm not going to wait for the food cart to stop at every single row. why take the local when you can
take the panda express. >> oh, no, you bring chinese food on the plane. >> no, seth, i bring it everywhere. >> oh, dear. smells up the whole plane usually. >> that's always good. >> what's interesting is when you get the traveler, the pillows that you can buy in the sky mall. >> have you ever seen that on a plane? >> yes. >> i was like are they okay. >> are they passed out or what? >> like this on the pillow on the plane. >> i had somebody pass away on a plane. >> oh, no. >> oh, yeah. it was -- well, you know -- i mean, all of a sudden this rumor starts floating and people are talking about it and you're like oh my gosh and now you're looking at everybody. >> there was no time to call for a doctor either. >> no, we were in the air. >> way to take a dark turn al. thanks. >> you know what, if you're thinking about a rough flight, it could be worse.
>> okay. yes he did. it got a lot worse there. >> happy thanksgiving everybody. guy died on a plane. >> enjoy the turkey. okay. you got a check of the weather for us, mr. dark al roker. >> what is that supposed to mean? >> oh, no. >> what's that supposed to mean? really? first black friday and then dark al roker. >> the dark side. >> way to go katy perry. >> all righty. somebody needs to go check out with hr. you can see all the icing now has made it's way from northern texas into central arkansas. so we're keeping an eye on that. here's what's happening. this system through today makes it's way along the gulf. so tuesday morning we've got southeastern heavy rain and also snow and ice north into the upper ohio river valley. by early wednesday morning we're in the thick of it here in the northeast with heavy rain.
we've got on the backside of this system interior snow and wind and then wednesday afternoon it lifts up and snow back into parts of ohio, pennsylvania and on into upstate new york. look at the rainfall amounts. we're talking about down through the gulf coast anywhere from 5 to 7 inches of rain and then as you get into the appalachians up to a foot of snow in western 9:10. happy monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look at san francis francisco. you can see a lot of haze in the air. it's actually our first winter spare the air day. we're looking for better air quality. temperatures right now are in the 50s. we got a good looking day shaping up as we head throughout this afternoon. we're going to climb into the 60s. right around 65 degrees for the south bay. the peninsula will hit about 65 degrees. mid-60s in the east bay for
today. low 60s on the way to san francisco and the north bay. have great day. >> i'll try to lighten up a little later. >> you do that. you had a great event you were at. >> yeah, i was in atlantic city with the new jersey policeman's association. that's tommy boyd on the right. the police chief of seaside heights, new jersey. they have been through so much the past year. >> they're doing no shave november. >> they are? >> yes. it's been an incredible year because of the storm and fire and it's cool to see all of these guys honored and it was just an awesome event to be with those guys. >> got to be in atlantic city. >> that wasn't bad either. >> not so shabby. >> running around ac with a bunch of jersey cops. >> did kristina go with? >> yes. >> things were under control. >> she was more of a chaperon than anything else. so thank you guys.
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want to help power some smiles? duracell. trusted everywhere. well, you all were busy online this weekend searching everything from the record breaking hunger games movie to turkey recipes. >> danielle seaburg is here with what you were looking for. >> let's start off with catching fire and people are excited about the new film and the trilogy. >> $161 million from thursday to sunday. that was pretty close to the expectations or the projections we saw. didn't quite hit 175 million which i think some people thought but clearly this has become a legitimate franchise. lots of people searching for reviews about the movie and it did pretty well in the box office and with folks commenting online about it. >> looking at projections as well out over thanksgiving. >> yeah, internationally it's
going to keep ramping up. >> also on snl this weekend, he plays peeta in that film. >> that's right. let's move on to 1-d as i like to call them. one direction. >> are you a 1-d fan? >> yeah, my kids are. >> sure. anyway, they did a live stream event on saturday, it was 1-d-day. so they had about 750,000 fans that joined them throughout this event. they were doing some backstage stuff. riding segways and answering questions. simon cowell dropped by at one point. he's the person behind the band itself. there we answering questions and playing songs from a new album. just a lot of stuff for the fans. >> that's really giving it to the fans. >> it's unprecedented for a band like this to put themselves out there online for that period of time. they got a big response. >> all right. well, miley cyrus, people can't seem to get enough of her but she is celebrating an occasion. >> exactly. she turns 21 on saturday and her
birthday weekend didn't start off so great. her home in california was actually burglarized on friday. but then, of course she performed at the american music awards last night. perhaps tame by miley cyrus standards but more risque for american music award standards. a lot of people talking about this performance and this cat. take from that what you will. but, you know -- >> do you know what the meaning of the cat is? >> cats and the internet, they just go together like peanut butter and chocolate. >> think for a moment. yes you do. she's in a good place too buzz wise. >> exactly. >> whenever she goes on stage people love to see it. >> there's no shortage of searches around miley cyrus these days. >> this is important. how to cook a turkey. >> i was one of the people looking this up this weekend. it's been awhile. we saw how to do it. you can deep fry a turkey. >> are you stuffing yours? >> we're going to try.
that was another search. stuffing recipe. you put the stuffing in. the traditional way to do it. but corn casserole, green bean casserole. some deserts. you can see a turkey of course and apple pie and pecan pie were among the top desserts that were out there. >> great thing is you go online and watch a video. >> there's plenty of youtube tutorial videos. i might have to rely on one of those. >> i'm with you man. >> only if it could just virtually show up at your house. >> yeah. >> daniel, thank you so much. >> coming up next, we'll get you caught up on all the news you need before you leave your house this morning. >> and who is at the door? this morning. >> an[ male announcer ]or? this is jim, a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has afib, atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke.
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taking a look at your headlines. the thanksgiving drive will cost you a little bit more. after falling for nine weeks, gas prices are up again. the lundberg survey says gas is up 3 cents a gallon in the last two weeks. the average price for regular now $3.25 a gallon. it was the first jump in gas prices since around labor day. well, if you don't want to deal with turkey, stuffing and
pumpkin pie this thanksgiving, don't worry, you have some options. here's what's open. bob evans will welcome customers from 7:00 to 2:00. boston markets open as well and expected to serve a million customers. cracker barrel and golden corral will also be opening their doors. and if you're looking for some red meat, the steakhouse is taking reservations. more retailers are finding this holiday season may be a tough sell. big store chains, including walmart and kohl's, say that it is deal or no deal that americans are not willing to spend without deep discounts. in many cases, shoppers are looking for deals before they even walk into the store. analysts say that is one reason consumers are seeing big sales events early and more often than in past years. it is an annual tradition in the nation's capital. it is happening today. the capitol christmas tree, also known as the people's tree, arrives this morning. it's an 88-foot spruce from washington state. it will get the same decking out as past trees, 10,000 lights, and this year, 9,000 handcrafted
ornaments. the capitol tree-lighting ceremony takes place on december 3rd. and take a look at this display. it would make clark griswold envious. a family in can berra, australia set a record for the most christmas lights on their home, more than 500,000. the homeowner says hanging more than the 102,000 lights took a lot of time and will attract huge crowds, as it has already. but the record does come with a cost. he figures it will add about $2,300 to his energy bill, and that's just for the month of december alone. t it is worth it when you look at that. santa and his reindeer. we'll send it back to willie and al. >> a lot of folks do that here and they take donations for different charities. >> yes. >> that's a good idea. >> what a great idea. >> we should have people send these in when it's really the holiday season, to our orange room. >> absolutely. >> get some video. >> show us their best video. i grew up in jersey, so i saw serious lights. serious lights. thanks, natalie.
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against four students accused of a hate crime at san jose state university. prosecutors say they tormented an african-american roommate by using racial slurs, hanging a confederate flag, even forcing a bike lock around his neck. the naacp calling on the santa clara da to increase the charges to felony and add a charge of false imprisonment. a story we'll continue to follow. also, a look at weather and traffic right after this.
welcome back. the time is 9:28. temperatures are cool enough for a sweater or jacket. throughout this afternoon in the south bay, looking good. we're going to climb to about 62 degrees at lunchtime. right around 65 degrees at 4:00 p.m. elsewhere, temperatures are going to be pretty comfortable as we head through this afternoon. i'm forecasting 60s all across the board. 65 in san mateo. san francisco today looking good. we'll see the mid-60s there. 66 for santa rosa. remember, your seven-day forecast is scrolling here at the bottom of your screen. let's check your drive and say
good morning to mike. >> good morning. a difficult flow of traffic this morning. a little lighter. a little shorter commute. we still have your traditional slowing on south 880 toward fremont. an earlier crash caused this backup to form. now it's letting loose south past mission boulevard. this is actually not so bad. 680 south, a slower drive. down into the south bay, northbound routes continue slowing, especially north toward 87. capital expressway, a crash still in lanes there. backup at the toll plaza halfway to the parking lot. lau laura, back to you. >> thank you. thank you for joining us. another local news update in half an hour. see you then.
welcome back to today on this monday morning, november 25th, 2013. >> good morning. this is finley and lexie. they're a new kind of dog. cavalier spaniel mixed with a miniature spepoodle and what pee love about them is they have the eternal puppy face. they never lose that puppy look. >> this is finley. >> he likes scotch too. >> he's all up in my scotch right here in the today show mug. >> we're joking. >> no not at all. important for responsible breeding with these dogs and to
make sure that they get training early on. these dogs are a year and a half and they just discovered they come from different families but they're actually brother and sister. one from texas and one from arizona and they just met here on the show. >> reunited. >> we should also mention coming into the holiday a lot of people think it's a agregreat idea to g a pet in christmas morning. >> you have to make sure you can give it everything it needs. huge responsibility. >> this time of year to think about rescues. >> absolutely. >> these are designer dogs. these cost you a lot of money. there's a lot of dogs that need homes. >> and give love back for so many years in so many ways. >> absolutely. >> check out the weather. >> it's a big deal while we get ready for the thanksgiving day holiday. for today, basically two storms. we got one up here through the
great lakes. that's going to be bringing snow. second one down on the gulf. rain along the gulf coast. icy conditions. the western third of the country will be spectacular. then, for tomorrow, we'll be looking at this system making its way to the east. it's bringing more rain, freezing rain, windy conditions and rain in the southeast so air travel, atlanta, those places rough. mild along the west coast. as we move on into wednesday, the day before thanksgiving, again, east coast rough. windy conditions. icy conditions in new england. fringed through the plains and out west it's going to be gorgeous. we're talking a lot of rain over the next 72 hours. between now and tuesday the southeast gets socked. anywhere from 3 to 7 inches of rain and then as we move on into mid tuesday into wednesday it's the mid-atlantic coast into the northeast with anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain and back along the spine of the
appalachians we're talking anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow and thanksgiving day, dry along the east coast but very windy, very cold 9:33. good monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look, we have smoggy skies over san francisco this morning. temperatures are starting to warm up. we're still in the 40s and 50s. headed towards a nice, comfortable afternoon. we'll reach the 60s for today all across the bay area. getting into your tuesday, temperatures are going to be even warmer then as we head into wednesday, changes arrive, clouds thicken up. expecting our first showers as of thanksgiving afternoon. have a fantastic monday. and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. if you're invited to several cocktail parties and get togethers to celebrate the holidays, you can never show up empty handed. >> exactly. so if you need ideas for
affordable gifts jen is here to help us make a good impression. good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> it's not just hostess, it's host gifts as well. >> yes. great gifts. things they don't have. these are unique. >> let's start off with the first one. you found unique hostess or host helpers. tell us how this works. >> yes, for our first guest bringing in. [ doorbell ringing ] >> there you go. >> these are unique. >> for people that like to bake. >> this first thing here is called the nibble. >> i like that. >> and it's a cake pan but it has a little minicake attached to it. if your hostess is making cake and wants to try it before they serve it there's a taste tester right there. this is another fun gift, you
fill this with sprinkles or jams or jellies and they probably don't already own these. >> an ordinary cupcake dressed up. >> who's at the door now? [ doorbell ringing ] >> let's see, bringing home the bacon. >> al's perfect gift. >> i love you. >> an easy thing that you can do and that is also helpful, make the morning after easier for the host and bring homemade breakfast. you can bring things from home, whether it's wisconsin bacon, we have syrup and things that remind you of home or you can bring something from a place that your host loves. >> that's great. >> i like that idea. okay. next idea is for a little r and r after the party [ doorbell ringing ] >> this is for the mani pedi. >> if your host is doing dishes and prepping. thank you so much. so thoughtful. >> i like the gift card.
>> this is like $10 at target but what's fun is a manicure to go to your local nail place. if you will put it on something like this it's a gift that's not going to get lost and looks more impress i ha impressive and easy to do. >> during the holidays, you want to get a manicure. >> time for the pet. [ doorbell ringing ] >> if you don't know what to get someone, and they have a pet, they'll always love something for the pet. >> so thoughtful. you can come to our house any time, alex. >> everyone loves to keep their pet happy. this is a chalk board. you can write the pets name on it. >> and little bags for little presents. >> for the gifts that keep on giving. all right. next one is -- [ door knock ] >> oh, door knocking.
>> this is a great gift that maybe you didn't necessarily bring something to the party and you can do after the fact, right. >> yeah, so a big trend for parties this holiday season is the photo booth. you can make your own props. i can make nothing and poloroid.com -- >> what was that music? >> something boom. >> cindy boone. >> take pictures of the party and you meant to show up. fun pictures of the event [ doorbell ringing ] >> the doorbell is moving it along. now, this is a gift for what? for everyone? >> a personalized gingerbread house. >> i'm going somewhere and i'm staying in their house -- >> hey, close the door. were you raised in a barn? >> this is a gingerbread house
and it's personalized. you can put someone's name or address and it's shipped directly from the baker. they're all handmade. so cute. a little bigger of a gift. but if you're staying for the weekend, why not. >> thank you guys. >> thank you all for coming. >> coming up next, sweet treats make a nice gift as well. we have michael who has a delicious thanksgiving dessert. >> i'm pregnant. really?
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>> announcer: today's holiday kitchen is brought to you by hersheys kisses chocolate. in three days a lot of us will be overindulging in thanksgiving food and might as well leave room for delicious desserts. >> michael is the owner out in the napa valley and san francisco. >> nice to see you. glad to be back. >> we'll make a little pumpkin pie brule. >> this is a little pumpkin pie except i'm italian. >> you can mix this up. now, this came up. the spices can go in. >> right. >> there you go. >> traditional pumpkin spy spice. the sugars and the eggs.
now, the -- we do these as individuals. willie helped me brulee these before. it cam up as one of the things, everybody has somebody in their family that eats the heart of the pie out the day of and you say who did all of this? so as i kid i figured out that you could take the crust and scoop them back in the next day. >> you have an interesting fact about the canned pumpkin. >> it's not pumpkin at all. >> what? >> every year i tried using freshed pumpkin. they're hard to peel. who is going to sit there for thousands of hours and peel all of this. it's blue hubbard squash. so butternut squash is probably your best bet if you ever want a pumpkin pie that tastes like canned pumpkin but a little bit better. you scoop them right back in. this you can do the day before. this you can mix the day before. you do a little piece of the pie, trick it with a fork.
otherwise the bottom will get soggy. afterwards -- you scoop it and bake it as long as i said. it comes out and then you take the sugar and make a brulee out of it. >> you make it in a way they might not imagine. >> do you want to handle the fire in there. >> get in there, al. >> you want to do this. >> hold it one spot there. >> we're doing this. >> michael, you and i are going to do the apples here. >> right in the middle between a crepe and souffle. apples and vanilla bean. the vanilla bean is in there. i have to take it out. you're going to brown the apples. this is one of those things for thanksgiving. you get everybody up off the table. you want to eat it immediately. a little vanilla and a touch of sugar. you just pour this in. >> right into a skillet.
>> right into a hot skillet. >> the skillet goes into the hot pan. let this warm up just a touch. this goes in a hot pan. everybody is waiting nearby. >> you like an audience when you cook, don't you? >> makes it taste better. >> this goes in the oven? >> this goes right in the oven. he's like move it up chef. >> yeah. >> we'll trade this one out. >> look at that. come on. >> that is beautiful. how long did you stick that in the oven? >> 12 minutes. >> this is the fun part. take the bottom of this and pond on it. there you go. >> beautiful. >> that's what you get. look at this. had a little bit off the side. >> very nice. >> well, let's tell everybody again that is going to be on our website. the recipes are all there. >> beautiful, right? >> all right. coming up next, the bride gets an unforgettable surprise at her wedding. safe to say not a dry eye in the [ male announcer ] at humana, understanding what makes you different
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we've all seen our fair share of wedding videos going viral but this takes the cake. it may move you to tears. >> it certainly brought the bride to tears after an unforgettable tribute by her brother. >> we're missing somebody pretty important this evening that would be here for the dance with his little girl.
so, i decided i wanted to do something special for andrea and not only for andrea but for dad, knowing that dad would be elated to be here with us today. [ applause ] >> so the song butterfly kisses, i sang the song for andrea and for dad. i just wanted to introduce that real quickly before a number of us dance with andrea for the song. >> as you heard her dad passed away from pancreatic cancer earlier that year and she shares the dance with a grandfather and her brother luke and her brother nick who performed the song and her father-in-law. andrea is here now with her husband luke and her brother nick. good to see you all. >> good to see you guys. >> this thing came out -- you guys got married almost two years ago but it just keeps growing.
are you surprised at the longevity this video has? >> absolutely shocked. all of america apparently loved to watch me cry. no but it's about the amazing gesture and it's shocking when it keeps coming back. >> it's still hard for you to watch the video. >> i don't watch it. mom likes to show it a lot and i leave the room. as soon as i hear nick's voice the water works begin. >> that was a great thing to do. you got in front of a microphone and recorded this and there was a special significance to this song, wasn't there? >> yeah, i changed a little bit of the words at the end but the significance was our older sister kristen had actually danced with dad at her wedding years prior. so i had kind of the thought a couple of months prior to try to do something special to try to fill the void that was going to be there obviously for her special day. so i wanted to do something for
her. >> and luke, now, two years later, you are expecting. >> we are. >> a little natalie. >> a little natalie. >> yea. >> good name choice. >> thank you. >> i understand you even have a nickname for her picked out. >> what is it? >> nat stowe. >> we have a nat mo right here. >> nick you need a professional career. >> after all this, i guess -- >> people want it. >> we'll see. >> the funny thing is is he decided the day before i think to actually go and do it so it was a very last minute kind of thing. >> so touching. >> get you on the voice. >> yeah or america's got talent. thank you all. >> congratulations from your little natalie. >> thank you. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] welcome one and all to a tastier festive feast.
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along 680 near fremont over the weekend. webb taught at fremont's john f. kennedy high school. even after retiring three years ago from coaching and also being the athletic director. the future home of both the a's and the raiders could get a little clearer today. the oakland alameda coliseum authority is set to vote on short-term lease extensions. the agreement would extend the raiders' lease to the end of next season and the a's through december of 2015. let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. happy monday. >> happy monday to you. we've got a good looking day shaping up. temperatures are going to be comfortable. still feeling like november out there. mid-60s aren't too bad. this is san jose. at lunchtime, you'll be in the low 60s, rounding out the day at about 65 degrees. you can see across the bay area, mostly clear conditions. a little hazy. over san francisco and the north bay, a winter spare the air alert has been issued. keep that in mind. otherwise, uniform temperatures.
mid-60s expected all across the bay area. even in the north bay, we'll hit about 64 degrees. 62 for the east bay. the tri-valley today looking good at 67 degrees. let's take a look now at your drive. here's mike. >> we've had a lighter commute overall. we've had trouble spots. fremont starting to move better for 880. we'll show you on the maps. this is the portion i just showed you with the live camera. this is the issue. south 680 coming down into fremont. the vargas road offramp is closed, possibly past 11:00, maybe until noon. a crash hit the guardrail there. have to do some repair work, spilled asphalt on the road. the south bay is not an issue. the me fipeninsula is recoverin. back to you. >> all right. thank you so much, mike. and we'll be back at 10:26 with our next local news update.
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. it's fun-day monday, november 25. it's very chilly in new york. we have lots going on. i hope you had a great weekend. >> if you guys were up late, you may have watched the american movie awards. we're going to give you the highlights. it was quite the show. should you or can you bring your dog to a thanksgiving dinner at somebody else's house?
is that -- we're going to find out. we're going to find out. before we get started in exactly 10 seconds, -- at -- right now. they did a study that said 10:01 is the time of day that you are the most productive. >> it's over by 10:02. it's over. >> the least productive time? 4:00 p.m. on tuesdays. >> i think it's more like 4:00 p.m. on a friday when you're trying to get out of town. what do i know. you watched these last night? >> the american music awards. i like them because there is so much theater, so many different outfits. first miley cyrus was coming out and i thought, oh, my god, i can't wait to see what she's wearing. you know what she wore? >> a suit, you said. >> a pantsuit.
a simple white versace -- she had clothes on. >> she looks so adorable in that. i wish she did that more often. >> they said, watch out for lady gaga, she won't even make it on the platform, her outfit is so huge. well, here's what she was doing. she rode in on a horse. >> is that because she's the new voice of versace and she's doing her donnatella. people seemed to want to outdo everyone. i think miley cyrus did it because she did her performance with a big cat that appeared to be lip synching.
♪ >> look at the cat's tongue. >> keep your eye on it, keep your eye on it. come on. anyway, the big winners of the night, taylor swift won four awards including artist of the year, best country album, female country pop artist. >> i wonder how long she can keep that up, right? they're all real talented. justin timberlake took home three awards, rihanna won the icon award. >> when pit bull was on stage and he was doing his thing and other artists were performing, everyone in the audience seemed to, when you saw cutaways, seemed disinterested. you want everyone to enjoy the music, and everybody has their own music and they're not enjoying -- >> protecting their own taste
and not appreciating other artists? not everybody can be a hoda woman. last week when we were out doing "the tonight show" with jay leno, i stayed a little longer and did my podcast with the amazing carl reiner. to sit with someone like that -- there he is. he's 91 years old. i read his book on the way out called "i remember me." he remembers everything. he's sharp as a tack. he came with his manager, george e. shapiro, and we had the nicest, nicest time, hoda. i'm so enjoying the opportunity to talk at length with people. i didn't know what it would be like for him, whether it would be a struggle to remember anything. i could have sat for five hours with the man and he never would have run out of stories. >> when can we hear that one? >> that's going to be downloaded on wednesday. >> how? >> you can still listen right now to our darling neil, neil
sedaka. and you can get hoda woman's. >> go to our podcasts. it's so fun, they're unedited. it's fun. >> i had dinner with regis and joy saturday night at val bella saturday night, and i'm sorry for the ruckus he caused, and every table he went to and every birthday celebration he destroyed. he sends his love to his koda. >> here's one thing i think will anger most women watching our program. here's the situation. there is a beauty salon in the u.k. that has decided it is going to charge women who wear size 12 or larger more money for leg waxing, okay? they explain that the reason they do that is because there is more leg to wax. so they need to spend more money --
>> for more wax. >> -- for more wax. >> takes longer, apparently. >> i think that's the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. >> you're not in the leg waxing business. >> first of all, how are they going to decide who pays more. >> toyou have to take off all yr clothes, so maybe they look -- >> that's awful! >> think about it. if you buy a house, you have to pay more for square footage. i don't know! for a large pizza, you pay more. >> not for large pants if you get pants that are size 6 -- >> there's a lot more material. i'm not saying it's right or wrong, they're saying it costs them more, hoda. >> it is wrong. that means people who are little get everything. they get the cheaper pants, they get the cheaper leg waxing, they get everything they want, and all the rest of us have to pay more for everything. >> you can buy a happy meal at
mcdonald's. their littler and you don't have to pay as much, or you can go in the children's section and buy little clothes that fit you. i'm not saying they're right or wrong -- >> they're browrong. >> hoda, have you ever been in business? if it costs you more to do business, you have to amortize to make a profit. it might be rude and uncomfortable, and i'm sorry for that. >> they're trying to save money and they're going to lose business. that's my prediction. >> if you want your legs waxed and it's going to cost you $8 more to get your legs waxed, it's like somebody who gets on a plane and has to buy two seats because they're overweight. i know, but that's what the airlines make you do. i'm not make ting this stuff up and i'm not saying it's right or wrong. >> this is what my mom does. she makes her own leg waxing stuff. she takes sugar, water and lemon and stirs it on the pot for a
long time, and it gets into this gummy substance. then you use that and you do your own. i got to tell you, it works. >> would she show it on the air? that would be great. >> i'm thinking she could. it's really great. >> but if your mother happened to gain weight, and she won't because she's a very active woman, she would need more lemon, more sugar, wouldn't she? >> no, she wouldn't need that much more. you just use the same stuff. you don't need a big blob, you just need -- it's the same -- >> i don't do all that stuff, so i just -- good old razor for me, baby. yeah. shave those babies. >> they say again it's the time of year where people are getting sick because it's getting cold out. people recommend in a study of german and hospital infection -- >> my dad always taught me.
there are some guests here today. a young woman shook my hand very nicely, looked me in the eye and said, it's nice to meet you. nothing takes the place of that, hoda, just a little purell afterwards. >> a woman in the street asked me if i minded taking a picture of her family, and i remembered i watched someone go in the bathroom at the gym yesterday with their phone. so i thought, i wonder if she ever walked into the bathroom with her phone. it got me thinking about germs. every time somebody hands you your phone and says, can you take a picture for us, that phone has been places and we don't know where it's been. >> last week when we talked about the intimate things you do in front of your loved one, and half of you said no problem doing any of that stuff, and oe the other half said, are you kidding? >> we were talking about should you use the restroom with your
spouse or boyfriend, should you shut the door or not do it with them in there. 50% said they would use the bathroom -- >> but not floss. just kidding. >> look what shirley wrote. i don't close the bathroom door when i go. when you've been married as long as we have, there's no reason to hide anything anymore. >> teresa disagrees. she says, i would rather be in horrific pain crunching the seat of my car, lifting myself off my seat, driving somewhere to do my number two than where my husband can witness. i feel sorry for the denny's near her. because that denny's has seen some action. >> favorite things. >> i've been waiting to taste your favorite thing. >> guys, i'm afraid to tell you about these because you'll be addicted. they're called snappers.
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>> no, rock stars doing crazy, crazy performances as usual. >> what did you think stole it? >> i like katy perry. >> i'm on team katy. she opened the show with unconditionally, japanese styled version. she just got back from japan, had a long trip there. i just did a cover story and she said she loves japan. >> she's not going to get flak, you think? >> she got a little. i thought it was a ridiculous statement that someone thought this was -- had some sort of racist overtone. >> she told me it's one of her favorite places in the world and the song is one of her favorites on the album. anyways, i love that. >> please, explain the cats and miley cyrus. why she did that. >> honestly -- so bizarre. also, her, like, the hemlines,
the crotch line, it's very disturbing to me. the cat freaks me out. this was, honestly, the peak of my bad cheese moment. i really think this was it. i honestly thought i was -- >> the peak of that. >> the thing is, she does sound amazing. >> she's a great singer. >> she's a great singer. that cat freaks me out. i don't like cats in general, i don't like them lip syncing and flying in air. >> didn't she have a big birthday? cats involved, too. >> 21st birthday over the weekend and she instagramed a ton of photos, mostly with her dogs, her in bed. instead of having -- there she is, happy birthday, crazy hair. >> not showing her birthday suit. >> she's not for once. she's basically sharing all of her animals in bed. seems like it wasn't so much of a wild birthday. >> that could have been worse. >> she could have been in her
birthday suit sharing her bed. >> god knows. >> the fleet. >> exactly, who knows. >> the fleet. >> you know, never know. >> it happens. >> how about lady gaga. >> lady gaga performed last night, rode in on a horse, man horse, i don't know. robot horse, she's the new face of versace and she actually wore the gown to the amas she's wearing in the ad campaign. you can see she's sort of channelling donatella and janice from the muppets. yeah, she's the new face of versace and has a song on her new album called donatella. >> there was something on the papers gaga was splitting from her manager. >> she and her manager left each other. supposedly, there's a story in "the post" it was over "art pop's" creative differences. >> the article basically said, i think, there weren't enough hit songs on her new cd, go back into the studio and finesse it.
>> it's a very different album. i don't personally love it, and i love gaga, but it's different. it's darker. it's an odd album. >> let's talk about the weekend box office, "the hunger games" sequel did well. >> "catching fire" caught fire over the weekend. i saw it yesterday, so good. it grossed $161 million, which is a record. it broke "twilight's" record for a november opening. it did gigantic. >> do you remember how long ago we were at ew and you had the hunger games on the cover? >> trend setters, trend setters. >> hello. >> i think i was also one of your first big stories, trend setter! >> i don't recall a cover. >> we're still waiting for that. patiently. >> i spread the love. >> thank you, we love you for it. >> thank you, tim stack, we love you. don't walk away, we're going to have a fan of the week surprise moment. >> wait until you see the prize, you might like it. first, these messages.
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hey, everybody, it's fun-day monday, so that means it's time for our surprise fan of the week. >> hold on, everybody, as we spin the globe in search of the winner. she's carla moore from virginia watches us on wrc-tv. joining us south korea skype. , carla. how are you? >> i'm good. >> tell us about that little friend of yours. >> this is dexter. he watches the show with me. >> that little doggy has great taste. >> we're going to tell you why you were chosen. you're a loyal viewer since 2009. because of your work schedule, you record our show every day. you watch it the next night with that cute dexter. >> she even made a coconut to give to us for mardi gras with our logo on it. she hoped to give it to hoda in new orleans last year, but hoda woman just wasn't there. take a look at that coconut. >> carla, you ready to find out where you're going to go? >> yes. >> you and a friend are going to aruba for four nights and three days.
you're staying at the hyatt regency in aruba. you'll be treated to breakfast daily and dinner at the mexicato, the island's premium restaurant. >> you'll also enjoy time on the beach, swim in the multilevel pool complex, scuba diving or snorkeling, or the on-site casino. hotel accommodations are provided by aruba and airfare provided by the aruba tourism authority. are you excited? you can't take dexter probably. >> i'll try, but he'll fight it. he'll be with my sister. >> thanks. have fun. >> thank you, thank you so much. >> happy thanksgiving, sweetheart. if you think you deserve to be named our fan of the week, it's a huge honor, go online and let us know why. >> james patterson takes us between the covers. >> if you know what we mean. >> and is it wrong to seat the children at their own thanksgiving table? >> they prefer it, i think. that and your other holiday etiquette questions are going to be addressed.
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looks like a little overcast there. the president will speak on immigration reform before heading to two separate fundraisers in san francisco. a man is recovering this morning after he was hurt trying to catch a woman who jumped from the third deck of the o.co coliseum. happened shortly after the raiders game yesterday. the man, a marine corps veteran, is expected to survive. the woman is in critical condition this morning. we'll check the forecast and the roads after the break.
welcome back. temperatures will end up in the 60s just about everywhere across the bay area. it's a little hazy out there. it's a spare the air day for the winter. you do want to keep that in mind. by lunchtime, 62 degrees in san jose. we'll see widespread 60s across the bay area for today. for tomorrow, a touch warmer. getting into your wednesday, the changes arrive. clouds increase and our first showers are expected, especially in the south bay, as we head throughout wednesday night. let's check your drive. here's mike. >> we're looking at the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights are off. we might see a slight build toward midday through the rest of the week because it's like a friday commute in many spots. shorter lived. no problems right now. we have a smoother drive. south 680 still has a closure at the vargas off-ramp because of a crash and asphalt spill. we'll have slowing probably for another hour until they can
clear that. meanwhile, the rest of the bay looking good. back to you. >> everybody's getting ready for turkey day. much more local news coming up in 30 minutes. see you at 11:00. . all right, we're back with more today on this fun-day monday. with thanksgiving and hanukkah just days away, we could always use a little refresher when it comes to our holiday manners. >> here's someone to answer all your holiday etiquette questions, diane. >> and we already learned something. we're not supposed to put our napkin on our lap until the hostess does. i didn't know that. >> i'll put my napkin on my lap. now you can. do i bring a hostess gift? hostess gifts are a big challenge. that's what i get asked this time of year. >> i usually bring a bottle of
wine or champaishachampagne or . >> you definitely bring something because it shows you're excited about coming over. but there's a difference between a holiday gift and a host gift around the holidays. >> what should you not bring? >> don't bring chilled bottles of wine. if i bring you a chilled bottle of wine, i want you to serve it. stinky hand cream or body lotion. when i say smelly, you know that strong stuff that you buy -- do you like it? >> if it's in a container, you don't smell it, do you? >> what if i don't like that scent? you're just kind of thinking ahead a little bit. and flowers. flowers sound like a great idea until you hand your host some flowers and she has to cut them and put them in a vase, so have them delivered. be creative. monogrammed napkins are lovely because you're thinking of the host. >> charmin has a question.
>> what's your question, hon? >> here's my question. if i hosted a family dinner for several families with young children, should the children be seated at a kids' table, or should they sit together with their parents? >> i think kids' tables are great if they're done the right way. so if there's only two kids, but them at the main table because then they feel os tra sized or punished. but a kids' table should be set up just as beautifully as the adult table. it could be appropriate utensils, and if it's fine china, you may not want to put that fine china for the three-year-old kids, but make it fun. butcher paper, craft paper, let them draw. >> crayons in the wine glass. >> exactly. little buckets of crayons. make sure their food is cut up accordingly. if mom isn't going to be able to jump up back and forth. >> they have more fun together than they do listening to uncle george talking about his
indigestion. >> we've been talking about a dog. say you have a dog and you're going to someone's house. can kathy bring bambino to your house for thanksgiving? >> if kathie brings bambino, she should call me first. if i don't want bambino because i'm allergic -- >> he's hypo-allergenic. >> i don't want to offend kathie lee, so i might say, could you find someone who could take care of good bambino? >> would you go? >> i like being with him more than most people, so i would probably stay home and eat a dr drumstick. >> here's an alternative. i'm going to make bambino a home away from home. i'm going to make a little bed for bambino. >> for the most part, just get
permission from the host. if you're spending a holiday weekend, it's one thing if you can't keep your dog at home. >> there could be extenuating circumstances. the family could be allergic, a fellow guest might have said don't let bambino come. >> what about bringing a dish? you want to bring something and you show up with your favorite casserole. >> don't show up with your steaming pot of succotash stew and expect them to put it on the table. you're going to call ahead and ask, do you mind if i bring something? the host might say no because she's planning the menu. >> a lot of thought might have gone into it. >> i would be like, thank you very much. >> she is always gracious and always grateful, too. it's a lovely way to be. >> deal with it! >> so you know what, hoda, you would put it on the table because that would be the kind
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your name on as the author and sometimes we see you co-write some of your books. >> yes. >> how does that work? >> the -- >> the end. >> excellent. >> how do you get those people? to put your name alongside somebody else is a tremendous honor. >> it's a lot more people that i've known for a long time, people that i worked with. >> what's your favorite way to work? >> you know, somebody said you're lucky if you find something you like to do, which is true in life, and then it's a miracle if somebody will pay you to do it. i love to work. i do it seven days a week. >> do you like mornings? do you have a little room you go to where you say don't call me? >> if you went in my office, what you would see is all wait around there are stacks of manuscripts. at this point there are 51 live either movie scripts or -- >> in the works. >> yeah. >> when you see one of your books turn into a film, which you did recently, how does that
feel to watch it play out? >> it's a mixed bag. you always hope they're going to be great. you just never know what's going to happen. >> you're giving your child someboto somebody. >> i don't care if they change anything as long as it's good. morgan freeman did a great job. >> we get in trouble if we tell people anything about your books. >> you can tell people about this book, about "cross my heart." this is the 20th, which amazi m me, and what i find most satisfying, this is the best alex cross ever. it's really, really good. so if you've never read alex cross, and god knows who wouldn't have read him, this is a good one, and if you like the series, it's a really good story. >> what makes this villain unique in this book? >> the villain, he wants to
destroy alex. and he starts by literally solving some of the crimes that alex is working on with the police department. he goes out and solves them. then he just -- he wants to demonstrate to alex that he can turn a goodman in man into a ba. >> that's the book of job, baby. >> here's one of our fan questions. donna phillips tweeted us and asked, are you a self-taught writer or did you take classes? >> i took one. i was add grat wduate school at vanderbilt, and i did take one writing course there, not in terms of learning how to write, just doing more writing. i don't know that i got any advice there as i just wrote a lot. >> do you think that writers can be taught, or are you inately a born writer? >> i don't know. i never try to guess or judge what other people should do. i've seen people that are taking
courses and have done very well with it. ann patchett went to the university of iowa writing school, and i think that helped a little bit. >> we wish you good luck with this one. >> he doesn't need it. you need it with yo. he's fine. as those holiday invitations pile up because you know you're popular, the calories can pile on, people. >> madeline is here to help you on, people. >> madeline is here to help you cut the creep. have you heard what walmart's doing during black friday? they've got this 1-hour in-stock guarantee. so no more showing up for black friday and not getting the gifts i want like at other stores... i hate when that happens! over 20 awesome items are guaranteed... ...as long as i'm in line within an hour after the event starts. and the best part... ...i get everything i want for christmas! isn't that amazing? isn't that amazing? isn't amazing.zing? only walmart has the 1-hour in-stock guarantee this black friday. arrive within an hour after the event starts and get the black friday price on over 20 of the season's hottest gifts.
we are back and it's time for "cut the creep," our special series to keep you from blowing your diet during the holidays. >> it's hard to keep those extra pounds from sneaking onto the scale from now until the new year, so our lovely madeline lindstrom is here to help you. >> she's brought along a couple
friends, two viewers who told us they would like madeline's help as well. madeline, this is kind of an interesting concept. we're trying to stay the same. >> right. just don't gain is what we're going to do over the next six weeks. this is the time of year you want to put on the stretch pants, the baggy dress, call it a day and say, i'll worry about it in january. if you cut the creep now, you're mindful. you can have a great holiday and indulge if you pay a little attention. >> how much weight do people usually gain during the holiday? >> you see different amounts. some gain five, some gain a few, but what you gain you typically don't lose over the next year. you can't go by averages and you know yourself what you gain. >> you're a new mom. you took off that baby weight. how long did that take you to take that off? >> i would say probably six months. >> look what you got for it. >> oh, my god. are you an eggnog drinker? >> yes. we couldn't wait until the supermarket started selling it for the season. yes, yes.
so almost every night. >> look at you, poised with your -- stop drinking that! >> you like to put a little dark rum in there, too, don't you? >> well, if you're going to drink it, make it count, baby. >> madeline, those liquid calories can really -- >> she's very honest about it. she does a lot of things right but she knows her challenge. it's the eggnog and the red wine as the season goes on. she can pass desserts, which is not a problem. what i love about what she's doing is she's found a way to moderate this. she adds almond milk and cuts it one to one. >> you make it yourself, in other words, now? >> well -- >> you weighed everybody before? >> yes. >> so kathie, you love to bake. >> you have to snack and taste it along the way. >> it's not only you love it, but when you try not to have
it -- who is your husband? >> benny. he likes to feed you, doesn't he is this. >> yes, he's the food del delvi. i call him the food devil. >> what do you do? how do you not get tempted? >> it's difficult, but i try to find healthier things to do. bake a little different, add a little less sugar. >> use splenda or anythisomethie that. >> i actually don't like things unless they're totally natural. >> she's a baker and she likes to give food as gifts. she has a very famous carrot cake we're hopefully going to sample, but now she keeps her hands busy so she's not eating. healthier doesn't always mean lower in calories. >> how much weight do you guys usually gain over the holidays?
>> i would say a few. maybe two or three. >> i have five. >> do you? >> yeah. then i struggle in january to get rid of the sugar also, because i like sweets. >> you're not alone because that's when all the commercials come out for the weight loss. they all come out in january. >> the best thing to start heading this off is to learn to barter. say, i'm going to have one item so i don't have that. i'm going to have a roll so i won't have that extra glass of wine. you want to be mindful. think before you eat. >> they're going to add up. last night i did something i've never, ever done before, the first pre-party for the season. it was a beautiful buffet. they were passing around truffle french fries. i had one bite. i said, i'm going to see if i can do it. i took one bite and put it down and looked at it. i thought, okay, that's a start. i was thinking about cutting the creep. >> and you had that under your belt. the more you succeed at being
the taster. we're all worried we'll take a taste and go crazy. >> but then you feel so arrogant. >> you start to feel good. >> yes. yes. can we have the music one more time? okay. i like that. this is going to be fun. >> we're going to keep checking in, madeline, is that the deal? >> we're going to keep checking in, they're going to keep track of their calories and be mindful. >> thank you. we look forward to watching. >> if you've got a way to cut the creep and help lighten up the hege nothing or carrot cake, go to hodagandklg.com and hit the like button. we've got a special thing coming up,
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holiday celebrations begin this week and tlhere are a lot f families that could use a little extra help, so we're kicking off our 25th annual toy drive. >> she's brought along some of santa's elves, her son a.j. and daughter kaitlyn. nice to see you all. >> you guys have been helping us out for a decade now. tell us why. >> it's really a great opportunity for us to give back to the community. we have 26 companies this year that are donating about $14.4 million in products and cash. we have a number of companies like clever container has donated a lot of really cute organizational tools. this is actually for the backseat of a car to organize your items. we've got a lot of different things. we've got some great software from software advantage. fire dogs from d-tech and great lotions from shakley and other great companies as well. >> you're helping out the military, too?
>> it's great for people in the military, a spouse in the military. it's very portable, so no matter where they're stationed, they can run their business from there. >> that's really great. >> hi, kids. >> hi. >> looking forward to it? >> you teach your kids early about giving. >> thank you very much. if you would like to donate to our toy drive, bring a toy or d. we've got rick springfield on tomorrow. ♪
good morning, everybody. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm marla tellez. president obama is now in the bay area. he landed at sfo literally in the last few minutes. we're live in san francisco where the president is set to talk about immigration. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. he is en route to our location right now. you can see here at the intersection of washington and mason where secret service has shut down this area, surrounding the recreation center. this is in chinatown. the president will be speaking here. they have allowed a small group of people into the area, so they can