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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 express their political
views to the president. some people, but not all, have been protesting this country's immigration policy, asking the government to stop its deportation of undocumented immigrants. th immigration reform is the topic of the president's speech this morning. as you just mentioned, he landed at sfo in the past 20 minutes or so for what will be a five-hour stay in the bay area. his motorcade is en route. he's trying to push congress to change the way the united states treats guests who come here. . >> we want to stop families from being broken up. we want to support the kids, that means the parents as well. >> he's deported more people than any other president in the history of this country. i think he was doing it in part to show he could be tough. really, what we need is not toughness on immigration. what we need is a solution.
>> are you still as enthusiastic about him as when you voted for him? >> i'm here this morning. >> reporter: later, the president will attend a fundraising lunch at the sf jazz center. the democratic national committee had such a hard time selling out that event that they actually had to slash the price of each ticket from $1,000 to $500 in order to generate more sales. even though sf leans heavily democratic, that's no secret, the president isn't as popular as he was during his last visit, in part because of the nsa spying scandal and the glitchy rollout of the affordable health care act's website. now, that website is certainly an issue that could come up during a tech round table discussion later this afternoon. that will include the ceo of sales force and then the president will be back on air force one for his trip south to l.a. live look inside the recreation center here in chinatown. that's the podium where the president is expected to be speaking at. we're assuming within the next half hour. it was mentioned he's en route from sfo. you figure with the drive time
and his motorcade, he could be here around maybe a quarter after 11:00. he will give his speech, again, on immigration reform before heading out to that fundraising luncheon at the sf jazz center. reporting live here in chinatown, bob rydell, nbc bay area news. >> a lot to do in just five hours. all right, bob. thank you. for all the details on the president's latest visit to the bay area, go to our website. that's nbcbayarea.com. we will be streaming the president's immigration speech live on our website as well as provide you with up to the minute traffic updates. some new details now on the oakland man who risked his own life to save somebody else's. he's just been released from the hospital. very good news there. this all happened at last night's raiders game. officials say
right after the game ended, a woman ends up jumping from the third deck of the coliseum. people down below tried to scream at her to stop her. then that man on the second deck concourse tried to catch her. he was hurt and taken to the hospital. we're now reporting he has just been released.
he's been identified as a lifelong raiders fan, a 61-year-old marine veteran from stockton. >> you know, i thanked him for what he did, and he -- he said he basically didn't even think about it. he just reacted, saw her, you know, didn't want her to fall to the concrete, so he just stepped in and tried to catch her. just that simple. >> as simple as a real life hero. as far as the woman who jumped from that third deck, right now she remains hospitalized listed in critical condition. in the south bay now, today civil rights leaders will push for tougher charges against four white san jose state students accused of racially motivated hate crimes against
their black roommate. today the silicon valley chapter of the naacp is spearheading a new rally at san jose state to urge the santa clara county d.a. to increase the current misdemeanor hate crime and battery charges to felonies. prosecutors say the students used racial slurs, hung a
confederate flag in their dorm, barricaded the victim in his room, and placed a u-shaped bike lock around his neck on more than one occasion. the university police report says a residential coordinator reported it was the 17-year-old victim's perspective that the lock was placed around his neck to symbolize, quote, putting the chains and locks on the black kid, end quote. the naacp also wants the d.a. to add a charge of false imprisonment. san jose state president is expected to speak as well at the noon rally. this morning a memorial is growing for a beloved east bay high school football coach killed in a crash over the weekend. the chp says 76-year-old john webb was driving northbound on 680 near fremont early saturday morning when he hit a stalled van. webb reportedly got out of his car to help direct traffic around that. that's when the chp says another car hit him and ultimately killed him. webb was heading home to brentwood after watching the san
jose state football game. the sjsu alum taught at fremont's john f. kennedy high school, even after retiring three years ago from coaching and being the athletic director. >> fanything that school needed him to do, he was activities advisor for many years, taught several subjects, pe to wood shop to math, whatever they needed him to do. >> his colleagues point out he actually had a few opportunities to coach up in the nfl, including an offer to work under 49ers coach bill walsh. his focus, he made it clear, was on student athletes. a vigil right now is being planned in his honor for tomorrow night at 6:00 outside of john f. kennedy high school. we have new details this morning about the palo alto man who's been detained in north korea for more than a month. his wife and son say they don't know if he's received his heart medication more than a month after he was detained by north
korean officials. his wife says her husband always had an affinity for korea and did not fear for his safety before he headed out on this trip. she says he sent several postcards back and talked about how the trip was everything he hoped it would be. but about a month ago as he was getting ready to fly back to the bay area, he was detained by north korean officials and has not been heard from since. >> it's been hard. we have a lot of strong support, but it's not -- when you don't know where your husband of 56 years is, you don't know of his health, when he'll be home with us. it's not an easy situation. >> bless her heart. merrill newman was a korean war veteran. he was questioned about his military service before he was taken into custody. well, iran and six world
powers this weekend reaching an interim deal over the country's nuclear program. it extends iran gradual and limited sanction relief over six months in exchange for iran's compliance with limits to its nuclear activities. nbc's ayman mohyeldin has more from london. >> reporter: now that this agreement has been reached in geneva, some are saying the real hard work will begin. >> if this step. >> first step, leads to what is our ultimate goal, which is a comprehensive agreement, that will make the world safer. >> reporter: there are two components to this one compliance and two enforcements. on one hand, you have the iranian government, which has to suspend the enrichment of some of its uranium material. it also has to allow international observers almost on a daily basis to some of those key nuclear research facilities and others across the
country. >> we need to start moving in the direction of restoring confidence, a direction that we have managed to move against in the past several years. >> reporter: in the meantime, the iranian government wants to see the $4 billion that it is promised by the international community to be released. these are $4 billion of iranian frozen assets held around the world. that's going to be released to the iranian government. they also want to see an easing of sanctions, particularly those on some of the key industries that help generate revenue for the iranian government. now, against that backdrop, there are going to be intense negotiations over the next six months to try and reach a comprehensive deal. the announcement that was made earlier in geneva is not a comprehensive deal. it is for a six-month deal. that's why there are a lot of skeptics saying this deal is not going to roll back the iranian program. it is going to be something that unfolds in the coming months, but certainly negotiations are going to be much harder this time around as both sides try to reach a comprehensive deal.
ayman mohyeldin, nbc news, london. well, still to come, the legal battle now brewing between the bay area company behind this viral video and a well-known band. plus, saddle up. we'll show you lady gaga's high-ho silver moment at the american music awards. but trust us, this was not the strangest sight of the night. good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. unfortunately, we've got a spare the air alert in effect. we'll tell you how long that's going to last and more importantly showers on the way for thanksgiving. we'll detail it all in your full forecast.
president obama to arrive. he landed at sfo within the last 45 minutes. he is headed here to give a speech on immigration reform. he will then head from here to two fundraising events in san francisco. in all, he's only here for about 5 1/2 hours. >> exactly. hitting the ground running and running out. >> whirlwind. the president is in town to raise money and drum up badly needed support. >> exactly. but scott mcgrew points out a lot of the people here in the bay area starting to lose steam and enthusiasm for the president. >> yeah, even donors reportedly shelling out $20,000 each for a tech round table may have a beef with the commander in chief this morning. the fundraiser host told "the boston globe," quote, clearly everyone in silicon valley is extremely disappointed with how the obama care website has gone. i think it will dominate the conversation. truly, people are upset and it will be an intense conversation. that's just one problem the tech
has with the formally favored president. add in the nsa debacle. mark zuckerberg yesterday said the u.s. had blown it on surveillance. google engineers got so angry at president obama, they posted on blogs with words we can't say on tv. that's not all. president obama has also backed away from comprehensive immigration reform, another pet project here. a website disaster, spying on your contributor's company, and a change in immigration reform. it's not the same president that we saw back in the early days. guys? >> all right, scott. thank you very much. right now an exclusive investigative unit report. millions of americans right now leaving the u.s. to tour other countries and get medical procedures there. even u.s. businesses and health care providers, they're considering outsourcing medical tourism as a health care option. now, we can tell you this is a big business. the critics argue, still, it can come at a cost.
some companies are now explores medical tourism as part of their coverage. dr. james robinson is a professor at the uc berkeley center for health and technology. he says while there are obvious economic benefits to medical travel, all health care is not created equal. >> the top of the market in other countries is as good as the top of the market here. the middle of the market in some of the other countries is not as good as the middle of the market here. >> tonight you can see our investigative reporter's full investigation. she traveled down to mexico to see the facilities first hand there. a black friday, or should we say black thursday, is just days away, but people in the south bay are already camping out in hopes of getting their hands on those unbeatable holiday bargains. >> they are committed. >> wow. these two bargain hunters set up their tents outside best buy in san jose this weekend to claim the first spot in line. >> congratulations. >> wow. they are doing it for the
so-called door buster deals on cheap flat screens and computers. they've got their folding chairs, as you can see, and plenty of warm blankets. and some shoppers are showing support by giving them snacks. >> wow. some hot chocolate too. well, a viral video encouraging young girls to pursue engineering and science is now the subject of a legal fight. ♪ so this is an ad for the toy company goldie-blox. the song in the ad is a spin-off of a song by the beastie boys called "girls." the beastie boys are threatening the company with a copyright infringement lawsuit. they're claiming it's spin-off and parody of the original song.
a lot of buzz surrounding this year's american music awards. >> my lucky number is 13. so far you guys have made 2013 the most magical year of my life so far. >> well, that young lady does have the magic touch. she's the big winner. singer taylor swift taking home four awards, including the top honor of artist of the year. justin timberlake keeping his sexy back. he won three amas, including soul and a & b album of the yiegt. that's right. >> macklemore used his acceptance speech to address a very serious issue. he paid tribute to trayvon martin saying kids die every year due to racial profiling and it's, quote, time we fight against racism and the laws that protect it. >> well said, young man. and the amas handing out its first ever icon award. that's rihanna. she's the winner. guess who's giving it to her. that's her mom.
a nice mother/dghter moment there. >> on stage, miley cyrus added a little strange to the show. >> does she have a deal with meow mix or something? >> performing in a two-piece decked out with kittens, and behind her a giant lip-syncing freaky cat. >> i have no idea what that means. but the girl knows how to get attention. so does this young lady. looking like a mermaid. lady gaga. how about that entrance? is that horse real? that wouldn't be nice on the red carpet. she enters here on what we're being told is a fake white stallion. there's a couple guys doing the heavy work. >> they're like, hurry up, you know. move it along. >> lady gaga and miley cyrus need to tour together. >> the only complaint i have is we didn't even show pitbull. he hosted it. >> that's your man. you've seen him live. >> yes, i have. the first latin-american to host the amas. >> solid. christina loren, you see some of the action out there? >> i saw the cat. it was enough for me to move on with my life. good morning to you. i want to start with this live
picture of san bruno. hazy sky. it is a spare the air day. it's not going to be as frigid tonight into tomorrow morning as it was. i can tell you right now it's still going to be cold. otherwise, we're looking good. temperatures are climbing into the 50s. we've got a good looking temperature swing ahead as we head throughout this afternoon. as you know, it was a really cold start to the day. we had plenty of 30s in places like santa rosa and napa. 32 degrees in napa earlier today. we're talking about 66 degrees later on. a 35-degree jump for most of our bay area cities. this is what we're expecting as we head throughout this afternoon. mid-60s. 65 in san jose. 67 in livermore. 64 degrees in san francisco. so for today, mild and sunny. we'll see the 60s all across the board. getting into your tuesday, temperatures are going to be a little bit warmer. we'll peak tomorrow. then things change getting into wednesday. turning very cloudy, we're expecting our first showers as of wednesday night. so let's talk about that. that's the big story in the weather department.
when are we going to get the rain? remember, you don't have to wait for your seven-day forecast anymore. we have it for you at the bottom of your screen. but let's take it to your futurecast. as you can see, we set this thing in motion. we stop the clock for you as we get into thursday morning at about 7:00 a.m. expecting our first showers. i want to show you the general nature of this area of low pressure. it's going to come from the south and swing to the north. everywhere is fair game for light showers. best chance for now looks like late thursday into the first part of friday. just keep that in mind. otherwise, we're looking pretty good this year. and i personally can't wait for a little stuffing, a little turkey. back to you, jon and marla. >> a little mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie. >> a lot of all that. >> thank you, christina. well, we want to take a moment to thank everyone who came out and donated this weekend to help out. laura garcia-cannon, there she is, was on the safeway getting the word out. this is a help us end hunger a great annual food drive that we do. then you saw mike there with stephanie. there i am along with christina.
look at me working so hard at the safeway in santa clara. >> you are a warrior. >> you can still donate to the food drive, which runs until christmas. $10 will feed a family. we enjoyed meeting you if you were out there. it was fun. >> you were committed heart and soul. i'm sure the fans loved getting a chance to see you ladies up close and personal. >> no, christina. she's the big draw. >> humble. a big decision made about the future home of both the raiders and a's. that's next. [ female announcer ] welcome one and all to a tastier festive feast.
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the 49ers are looking to right the ship tonight during their big monday night showdown. they're on the road in washington, d.c. kickoff is at 5:30. meantime, the raiders ended up on the wrong end of a last-second thriller in oakland yesterday. with playoff implications on the line, the raiders were up by three with just 15 seconds left. but titans quarterback ryan fitzpatrick finds kendall wright for the game-winning td. tennessee wins 23-19 and currently holds the final afc playoff spot. >> that was a rough one. i turned it off thinking they had it locked up. >> i think a lot of people did. coming up, how many lights does it take to set a world record? we'll let you know. this isn't the first time this family from down under has jumped back into the record books. [ male announcer ] step one, prepare for triumph.
with grands mini pot pies. only four ingredients. and a few easy steps. weeknight dinner in a flash. and my family devours them. pillsbury grands biscuits. make dinner pop. finally, i have to admit i'm hoping this one day coming back to america. for now, an australian family set a brand new guinness world
record for having the most christmas lights hanging on their beautiful home. >> look at this project. david richards covered his home with more than 502,000 lights. he started in october and he's worked every weekend since. >> okay, he's earned it. >> he expects his electricity bill to rise $2300 for the month of december. >> that's a commitment. >> that is a commitment. the richards family actually owned the record back in 2011. they were beat out last year by a family in new york. but the more than half a million bulbs has him back on top until next holiday season. maybe it'll end up back in the u.s. >> that is truly a winter wonderland. i mean, you have to really have your heart and soul in that bad boy. >> but it's a great thing to do for the community, right? >> unless you're the neighbor trying to get to sleep at night. >> you need your sun glasses to go to bed. >> we want to leave you with a live look if san francisco where the president is expected to speak on immigration reform. you can log on to nbcbayarea.com to watch it live. thanks for being with us.
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