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nurses are waging against a rapidly spreading virus. those stories, plus the race to end amazon's new headquarters. heeding up, which cities made the cut. the woman accusing michael douglas of sexual harassment breaks her silence. >> i was very scared. and in the zone. the olympic flame arrived overnight at the heavily-guarded dmz, with the opening ceremony just three short weeks away. "today," january 19th, 2018. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." thank you for being with us on a friday morning. i hope the control room is taking song requests. the olympic music. three weeks away. >> that's amazing. and seeing the flame by the dmz is an incredible sight. >> it's amazing. the olympics and the world comes
together. we're getting so ready. >> meantime, weave got business to take care of. it's washington that leads the newscast this morning. is the government just hours away from shutting down? lawmakers on capitol hill, racing against a midnight deadline. and the senate is bracing for a bitter showdown. we've got two reports, including what it all means for you. let's start with nbc national correspondent, peter alexander, on the politics. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. little room for optimism. both sides pointing fingers, digging in their hooefeels, evee president up tweeting this morning. to be clear, there isn't a vote scheduled in the senate today. the country is barreling toward a different "s" word, shutdown. this morning, the clock is racing towards a possible government shutdown, with a stalemate in the senate, where democrats are poised to block a short-term spending bill to keep the government running.
>> in another month we'll be right back here at this moment, with the same net of problems at our feet. no better position to solve them. >> reporter: the bill would review the children's insurance program. but it doesn't help d.r.e.a.m.ers, the 800,000 younger undocumented immigrants in legal limbo. republicans insist that the immigration issue should be solved separately. >> the reason that we're here right now, as our friends on the other side say, solve this illegal immigration problem right now or we're going to shut the government down. that's a fact. that's not spin. that's a fact. >> reporter: democrats contend there's no time to spare, with a march deadline for d.r.e.a.m.ers looming. >> there's an urgency in their lives because of the uncertainty of tomorrow. whether tomorrow will mean deportation for themselves and their families. >> reporter: late thursday, at a near party line vote, the house approved the republican plan. speaker paul ryan tried to turn up the pressure on democrats.
>> do not shut down the government. do not jeopardize funding for our military and our national security. it is risky, reckless and wrong. >> reporter: president trump in pittsburgh accusing his opponents of trying to score points. >> the democrats want to see a shutdown to get off the subject because this subject is not working for them. the tax cuts and tax reform is not working well for the democrats. >> reporter: what would a government shutdown look like? about 850,000 federal workers off the job and unpaid until congress authorizes more funding. essential services like tsa screening, border patrol, and fbi investigations would continue, along with u.s. military operations. but half of the health and human services department employees would be furloughed, including 61% at the cdc, with a deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation. this afternoon program scheduled
to head to plague where bloomberg reports he's hosting a one-year gaily, tickets starting at $100,000 a couple. that trip appears to be on hold. a white house official telling me the president will not be going to florida until the spending bill passes. savannah and hoda? >> peter alexander, starting us off. let's talk all of this with nicolle wallace. are you a betting woman? do you think we're going to get a shutdown? and who will get the political blame if the government shuts down? >> this blame game is a bit of a scam is that voters blame everybody involved. when the government shuts down, i think voters typically process it as a failure of everybody in management. and everybody in management includes republicans and democrats. but when you have one party controlling the white house, the senate and the house, they will shoulder a disproportionate amount of blame. >> what's the president's role in all this? is there anything or something he should be doing to try to stop this? >> people have become so accustomed to chaos. i don't think it's the chaos of
a shutdown that damages the president. i do think there's a question of whether he can lead. i think it's failing that leadership test that risks the most political exposur president trump. >> the democrats have put it on the line and some have questioned whether or not their overplaying their hands by tying, they think, this is our moment. this is our moment of maximum leverage to do something about the d.r.e.a.m.ers, the immigrants who were brought here by their parents. >> let me give you good news/bad news for the democrats. the good news is they control nothing. they have the least political exposure, the least risk in all this. the other piece of good news for democrats is a majority of americans support holding d.r.e.a.m.ers unaccountable for the crimes committed by their parents. the bad news again, is this just looks like more dysfunction in washington which is bad for everybody. >> can we take a look at our latest nbc news/"washington
post" poll. one year tomorrow since inauguration. we have the president with a 39% approval rating. as a former white house communications director, how do you look at this? >> these are terrible numbers. i worked for a president that had some tough numbers in the fifth, sixth and sechgs year of his presidency. never has a president at the one-year mark been as unpopular as donald trump. i think the problem is, despite the enduring strength of his supporters -- and we have a piece later in the hour about u how animated his base is -- he has never done anything to bring along anybody else. you simply cannot govern with poll numbers in the 30s. >> thank you. as mentioned, you do have a piece with the trump voters. we'll see how they're feeling one year later. >> thanks, guys. ahead on a busy friday morning, disturbing new details are coming to light in the house of horrors case of california. this, as the parents accused of torturing their 13 children are formally charged. nbc national correspondent
miguel almaguer is in refer side with the latest on this story. hey, miguel. >> reporter: the suspects' court appearance lasted 30 minutes. they face life for crimes unimaginable. investigators say they may just face that. david and louise turpin, facing a judge for the first time, facing counts for torture, imprisonment and for david, a lewd act on a child. their plea is not guilty. >> the people of the state of california versus louise ann turpin and david alan turpin. >> reporter: it comes as we learn details about what happened inside their home. >> sometimes in this business we're faced with looking at human depravity. that's what we're looking at here. >> reporter: the d.a. says the turpins' 13 children were beaten and strangled. the alleged abuse ongoing for years and getting worse over time. >> they began to be tied up. first with ropes.
one victim at one point was tied up and hog-tied. and then when that victim was able to escape the ropes, these defendants eventually began using chains and padlocks. >> reporter: not even unshackled to use the restroom, the children were only allowed to shower once a year. a law enforcement source telling nbc news the children were only fed one meal a day. >> they would buy food, including pies, apple pies, pumpkin pies, leave it on the counter, let the children look at it but not eat the food. >> reporter: prosecutors say the children, ages 2 to 29, lived in abysmal squalor. for years, the family slept all day and was awake all night. the nightmare coming to an end early sunday morning, after the courageous actions of one of the captives. >> the 17-year-old victim that escaped had been working on a
plan with her siblings to escape this abuse for more than two years. >> reporter: with investigators back at the scene combing through evidence, the most promising leads coming from the victims themselves. >> the only thing the children were allowed to do in their rooms or chained up was to write in journals. those journals are going to be strong evidence of what occurred in that home. >> reporter: this morning, david and louise turpin are confined to jail. but even behind bars, investigators say they're living a better life than the one they provided for their own children. the d.a. says all the children are severely malnourished. the 29-year-old weighs just 82 pounds. some of the children did not know what a police officer was. savannah, hoda, back to you. >> the story is more and more horrifying. we move now to the deadly flu epidemic sweeping across the country. the influenza virus is easier to
transfer than once believed. researchers at uc berkeley and san jose state university says there's new evidence that people sick with the flu can transmit the virus just by breathing. until now it was widely believed it was spread through coughing, sneezing or through contaminated surfaces. but people can spread particles by taking breaths. coming up, we're going to go inside the battle against the flu. we have a new series called "today fights the flu." there is new fallout over the sexual abuse scandal that rocked usa gymnastics. the group says it's cutting ties with the famed training facil y facility. nbc's stephanie gosk has been following this story. >> reporter: today is day four. in larry nassar's sentencing hearing. the testimony could last until monday. the former gymnastics doctor wrote a letter to the court saying he can't handle it emotionally.
usa gymnastics heard what some of the high-profile accusers are saying and made an announcement about its program. usa gymnastics says it's looking for a new place to train. announcing late thursday that the texas ranch, belonging to bella and martin will no longer serve as the national team training center. the couple has a long storied history with gymnastics and is credited for the success in the olympics. a statement was posted on their website saying, after nearly four decades of spiriting young gymnasts towards greatness in sport, our yearly tradition of karolyi's gymnastics camp has come to an end. multiple olympic medal winning gymnasts say former dr. larry nassar abused them at the ranch. the karolyis denying knowing anything about the abuse. >> most of his treatments occurred at my personal hotel
room or at the camp in my own bed. >> reporter: simone biles and mckayla maroney say they were abused at the ranch. biles writing in a statement earlier this week, it breaks my heart to think that even more as i work towards my dream of competing in tokyo 2020, i will have to continuely return to the same training facility where i was abused. the decision to sever ties comes after a dramatic day in the courtroom in michigan. judge rosemarie aquilina responding to a six-page, single-spaced letter, written by larry nassar after two days of accusers' testimony during sentencing. >> this isn't worth the paper it's written on. it's delusional. >> reporter: in the letter, he says he can't handle the testimony emotionally and attacks the judge. >> judge aquilina is seeking media attention over court protocol. really? i'm doing my job.
i try to do it well, unlike what you did. >> reporter: the judge making it clear nasser, who pleaded guilty to multiple state charges of child sexual abuse, will have to sit and listen to all of his accusers. >> spending four or five days listening to them is significantly minor considering the hours of pleasure you had at their expense. >> reporter: as the sentencing goes on, more women are coming forward to speak. guys, the number now stands at 105. and it could grow even bigger. >> stephanie, thank you for that. we've got more to get to, including an eagerly awaited announcement from amazon. are you following this one? after an intense bidding war, the tech giant has whittle down its list of potential locations for its next headquarters. this is a big prize. everybody seems to want it. craig melvin is here with the final contenders. >> some big cities. some smaller cities, as well. possibly coming to a city near
you, amazon. if you live near 1 of the 20 finalists. the nation's largest retailer is choosing a city for its second megaheadquarters. it's a race for the finish for cities competing to win big with amazon. >> thank you for considering washington, d.c. >> reporter: the seattle based e-commerce giant narrowing a list of where to put its new company headquarters. the 20 finalists include major metropolitan areas and some smaller cities, too. austin, texas, raleigh, north carolina, indianapolis, columbus, ohio, philadelphia and newark, new jersey, are among the cities still in the running. all of them believe landing the company would transform local communities and provide a massive economic boost. >> we have the transportation infrastructure, second-largest sea port in the nation. one of the largest international airports from 30 million to 50 million passengers. >> we will show them a city that has the fastest growing
millennial population in america. a city between the financial capital in the world and capital of the world. >> reporter: to the eventual winner, a $5 billion amazon facility that is expected to create 50,000 high-paying jobs over the next 10 to 15 years. some of the top contenders, new york, los angeles, washington, d.c. and miami, are offering amazon big incentives to sweeten the pot. >> we're perfectly situated right by the airport. and with an educated dynamic community that is diverse, to really be the place where companies that look for an international and national presence, would move. >> reporter: amazon ceo, jeff bezos, has been an outspoken critic of president trump, on immigration and jobs. some see the headquarter sweepstakes as a big win for the president. fitting into his call for companies to manufacture at home and hire american. >> the city that amazon chooses will pull in talented individuals, not just to work at
amazon, but to also work in restaurants around this company. to start up small businesses around the company. the jobs multiplier of amazon picking your city is endless and it's going to be at least five-times the number of employees that amazon actually hires. >> amazon's next step is to take a deeper dive into the 20 proposals. the final decision is expected a little later this year. and one of the things they're looking at, proximity to an airport, the size of the workforce. is the workforce educated? it's a big deal for the 20 cities. >> it is. it's a big economic boom if they get it. keep us posted. >> thank you, craig. let's turn to mr. roker. we'll get our first check of the weather. hey, al. >> i'm sure weather is a big factor for that amazon thing. >> absolutely. >> let's take a look where it's going to be nice and warm. you've been waiting for warmth. it's coming finally today and into the weekend. d.c., you're up to 49 degrees. seven degrees above average. albuquerque, new mexico, up to
11 degrees above average, at 58. and tomorrow in new york city, we top 50 degrees. 58 in atlanta. houston will see temperatures warmer than average. chicago, you will be 43 degrees. oh, it's going to be gorgeous on sunday. beautiful weather if you're going to the patriots game. the jacksonville jaguars take them on. 46 degrees, 11 degrees above average. memphis will be 62, dallas, 73. the wavrmt is here and lasts into next week. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. oin'? welcome. so, this is the all-new chevy traverse. what do you think? this looks better than 99% of the suvs out there. it's very modern...sleek. maybe the most impressive part of the all-new traverse... ...is what's on the inside. [gasp] surprise! what are you doin' here?! [laughter] i've missed you guys. i haven't seen you guys in so long. [gasp] [laughter] what's happening?! we flew her out. it's a family car, we had to put your family in it! yeah, it gets seven thumbs up. ♪
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show the possibility of still seeing a couple of pop up showers throughout the early afternoon, so keep that in mind as you head out the door. another thing to look out for is pleasant cooler temperatures across the bay area. along the and7 coastline a possibility of showers through the afternoon before more rain is expected to move in this weekend. you see the top of the screen a little fog way up there in santa rosa and maybe wet roadways in via vista on the right. an earlier crash across marina vista has been cleared. the upper east shore freeway moves more slowly now, the backup still at the bay bridge toll plaza. around the bay a pretty typical pattern, good news. lower those speeds because there may be slick roadways, especially the off ramps. we have more local news coming up for you in just a half hour. of course, we're still tracking
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pedestrians at brazil's famed copacabana beach. the driver now in custody. harassment and the hill. the house unveils a landmark bill to change how accusers report sexual harassment and how accusers would foot the settlements for the members of congress. >> we're creating accountability for members, you'll see sexual harassment a thing in the past. cash cam video shows the moment when a car slams into a tow truck and goes airborne on a michigan highway. somehow, no one was hurt. expecting and in office. >> i'm not the first woman to work and have a baby. >> new zealand's prime minister announces she's pregnant. the 37-year-old set to be the first world leader to give birth in office in 30 years. and she's planning to take a six-week maternity leave. today, friday, january 19th, 2018. i love how she's saying she's
not the first woman to work and have a baby. >> dad is going to stay home and take care of the little one. >> a modern couple. >> all working out well. now, to a "today" exclusive. a woman who alleges inappropriate conduct by oscar winner, michael douglas, speaking out on camera for the first time. national correspondent kate snow is here with that. hi, kate. >> reporter: good morning, hoda, savannah. writer, sudan braudy worked for michael douglas' production company in the '80s. she told me that douglas repeatedly harassed her. >> he thought he was the king of the world and he could humiliate me without repercussions. >> reporter: michael douglas was at the height of his career, starring in "wall street" and "fatal attraction." when his then-employee, susan braudy, says he used inappropriate language. his bad behavior escalated
during a work meeting at his apartment in 1989. >> he slid down to the floor, unbuckled his belt and put his hand inside his trousers. and i could see what he was doing. and then, he began to sort of fondle himself. and i was very scared. >> reporter: braudy said she told several friends at the time but was terrified to speak out. >> win of my friends said you better not tell people about him. people were frightened for me. >> reporter: douglas declined nbc news' request for comment. he tells "the hollywood reporter" the accusation is an unfortunate and complete fabrication. >> michael! >> reporter: earlier this month, douglas tried to get ahead of the story before it was published, telling "deadline," i can't believe someone would cause someone else pain like this. maybe she is disgruntled her career didn't go the way she hoped. >> reporter: also, famed director woody allen is under siege. >> he's lying. and he has been lying for so
long. >> reporter: dylan farrow, speak out to cbs in her first tv interview, maintaining that allen molested her in 1992. >> he instructed me to lay on my stomach and play with the toy train that was set up. he sat behind me in the doorway. as i played with the toy train, i was sexually assaulted. >> reporter: allen has never been charged with a crime and has vehemently denied the allegation. >> thank you, woody for trusting me. >> thanks to woody. >> thanks, woody. >> reporter: allen has helped propel many actresses to the a-list over the years. now in the era of me, too, several are siding with his daughter. >> i believe dylan. i want to say that, i believe you. >> reporter: natalie portman and jessica chastain among them.
greta gerwig told "the new york times" she regrets working with allen. timothee chalamet says he is donating his paycheck for his forthcoming allen film. but alec baldwin defending him this week. tweeting the renunciation of him and his work, no doubt has some purpose, but it's unfair and sad to me, adding, is it possible to support survivors of pedestrian feel ya and those of abuse and believe that woody allen is innocent? i think so. a state attorney says he had probable cause to prosecute woody allen. he declined to file charges. again, allen has long denied the allegation. michael douglas, in his denial, said that susan braudy never complained. but she said she complained over and over and over again. she would have gone to police but at the time, she did not think what he was doing was a crime. she says, i think so now.
>> kate, thank you. we turn over to al and get another check of the weather. what's happening out west? >> we're watching a couple of systems come onshore. as they do, they're going to bring rain and some much-needed snow to the sierra and the cascades, as well. the rockies, over this weekend. the two storms will come into the west coast with heavy coastal rain and increasing mountain snow. the rain extends into san francisco, and central california. you look at snow totals in the rockies. upwards of 20 inches of snow, into the cascades and the sierra. and right along the coast from san francisco, on into seattle, some areas could pick up to four inches of rain. we did see a system bring some showers overnight, a live look over san francisco right now, the hour by hour outlook right now doesn't show much rain. we had originally seen what looked like a couple pop up showers around the 8:00 a.m. hour, now it looks like it's
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we're back with our ongoing series "in trump they trust." tomorrow marks one year since donald trump became president and one year since nicolle wallace has started checking in with the people that voted for him after the win. >> they can't get rid of me. we fight like cats and dogs these days because times have become that you fight about politics. they're not die-hard republicans, they are democrats and first-time voters that helped donald trump put together a winning coalition. listen how they feel one year later. you were all democrats who flipped. first republican you've ever voted for. >> first time i've ever voted. >> i was an obama supporter before that. i took a gamble on trump. >> reporter: a gamble that made donald trump our 45th president.
our year-long journey across america has brought us back together with heather morgan, a waitress and mom of florida, brad, a lifelong union worker from michigan, and jason, who at 29 years old, cast his first-ever presidential vote. >> i wish he would get off of twitter. it drives me crazy. i like what he is doing for the economy. >> everything i voted for him, for, he's doing. the tax reform passed. i'm going to have more money in my paycheck starting shortly. >> my income for my family is based on disposable income. >> reporter: the last time we talked, you were upset about the military strike in syria. >> he's putting us at damagnger. >> to send out a tweet directly to somebody like kim jong-un is insane. i don't think you need to go on twitter and say, i have a bigger button. everybody knows we do. >> maybe. but we know he talks. he's crude. he's not going to stop tweeting.
we know that by now. we wished that a year ago. that's the way donald trump talks. >> i remember you loved the way obama talked. and when you watched trump's speech, you like what you heard from him. >> i feel great after hearing him speak. he touched on the subjects that i feel passionate about. >> why do you think so many people think that donald trump's a racist? >> because of the no filter, the crude comments. i think taking the s-hole comment and making it racist, that's gone a little far. and martin luther king's nephew said, i don't believe he's a racist. uninformed? possibly. >> i want to ask about the me too movement. if you think differently about the "access hollywood" tapes or the fact that donald trump stands accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women. >> that's one of the things that really did bother me. you don't say stuff like that. and paying people not to say
anything about a consensual relationship is not any different. that's making him look like a dirtbag. if the women don't stop pushing, we might find something out that will disappoint a lot of voters. >> do you think they'll care? >> i hope so. i'll care. >> you have to prove this happened and it will be an issue. but how many men have extramarital affairs and have mitt tr mistresses that have penthouses and cars and diamonds. it hurts him as a person, but not as a politician. >> let's talk about the russia investigation. >> i want to move forward. >> there's been a couple of indictments that had nothing to do with collusion. >> if you prove there's been meetings and conversations, there's no proof it affected anything. at this point, move on. >> do you support donald trump? >> i don't not support him. but i wouldn't wear his jersey. >> what's your constructive criticism for him? >> you have to think about what
you say. you're the president of the united states of america. >> i don't think enough has happened on trade. he's taken steps there. but baby steps. >> do i wish he would be more of a role model? 100%. >> i would be a fool not to vote for him again unless somebody better comes along. >> two warning signals, one for each party. the democrats haven't filled the leadership vacuum with anyone who gets on the radar of former democrats. there's no democrats on their radar. and the warning side for president trump is that even people that love the agenda, hate the tweets. >> the tweets is something that everyone agrees on. >> you see trump supporters who are really happy with some of the things that have happened, like tax reform. but they don't like the antics on twitter. we always really enjoy those conversations, nicolle. keep them coming, if they'll still let you in the house.
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good morning. it's 7:55. by now the majority of the roadways are probably pretty dry, but we did have overnight rain moving in and we do have a chance of more pop up showers. peninsula at 41 degrees, south bay 49, 45 for the tri-valley and in san francisco at 47 degrees. now, our daytime highs are expected to be slightly cooler for today, only topping out into those 50s. a quick look at your temperature trend for san jose, we're going to keep a lot of the cloud cover through the afternoon. by 12:00 topping out at about 55, 56 degrees for san jose and throughout the rest of the bay area we can expect to see the majority of that rain has moved out towards the east, but you can see on our satellite radar we are tracking the possibility of a few pop up showers and then we do have more rain on the way as we head into sunday, but for a look at the roadways let's check in with mike. we're looking at pretty calm roadways, it's friday so lighter volume overall. at silicon valley northbound for the push and southbound through
hayward and 880, walnut creek looks a little slow but better across 680 and the ven at that bridge. the earlier crash and debris cleared, but still sticking around west highway 4 jammed up. an earlier crash near bailey was an issue. palo alto peninsula southbound 101 gums up here after the university, but also a sheen on the roadway. happening now this morning las vegas investigators are expected to hold a press conference more than three months after a gunman shot and killed dozens of concert goers. 58 people died, nearly 550 others were hurt. also recreational pot deliveries begin in mountain view today which means that folks who order up recreational pot in mountain view are actually buying marijuana from outside the community sending those tax dollars elsewhere because the city is working on its local ordinance. we have more local news coming up in just a half hour and of course all the day's news in our midday newscast at 11:00. y
>> . it's on "today" shlgts coming up, shutdown, showdown. >> it is risky, it is reckless and it is wrong. >> with a government shutdown looming, lawmakers are now playing the blame game. >> in another month we'll be right back here at this moment with the same web of problems at our feet. >> so how likely is it and what does it mean for you if it happens? we're live at the white house. >> plus, today, fights the flu. we've assembled a coast to coast team taking the temperature of the country. >> health officials in florida say they've never seen as many gl flu cases. one of us getting a flu shot
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big story in washington. >> yes indeed. >> u.s. senate up against a midnight deadline. let's get straight to nbc's kristen welker at the white house. good morning. >>reporter: hi. good morning to you. we are ending the week on a cliff-hanger here in washington with the potential shutdown looking increasingly likely. now president trump this morning trying to apply pressure to democrats to get on board, tweeting government funding bill passed last night in the house of representatives, now democrats are needed, if it it is to pass in the senate. but they want illegal immigration and weak borders. shutdown coming? we need more republican victories in 2018. the why is it the government so close to a shutdown? well, on thursday, the republican-le republican-led house passed a short term spending bill. now, the bill moves to the senate where democrat the are accusing republicans are kicking the can down the road. democrats are demanding any
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all right. we're back with something new we're calling "today fights the flu." >> this season is shaping up to be a rough one coast-to-coast. just ask anybody who has gotten the flu. craig's here. >> officials say it's already one of the worst and most costly in years. and we have several more months to go. so, our correspondents fanned out across the country to see how the dangerous strain of the virus has been impacting people and what we can all do to try to avoid getting sick. this morning coast-to-coast, the deadly flu virus is spreading rapidly. doctors and hospitals desperately trying to keep up. widespread flu outbreaks are being reported in every state except hawaii. our team of correspondents are coast-to-coast, taking the temperature of the country. >> i'm matt bradley in los
angeles. in what could be california's worst flu epidemic in a decade, some hospitals are setting up triage penalties as waiting rooms overflow with patients. >> health officials in florida say they've never seen as many flu cases as they're seeing this season. >> i'm in chicago where some hospitals are so busy, they've gone into bypass mode, telling ambulances to find another facility. >> i'm tammy leitner on a plane headed for dallas. they say travelers are susceptible and recommend bacterial wipes on armrests and tray tables. >> i'm at mt. sinai hospital. they're trying to understand how the virus spreads. they're fistill five to ten yea away. >> reporter: 12 million people may have the flu this year. the predominant strain is the most aggressive. and it has been devastating,
taking the life of this 10-year-old in connecticut and this mother of three in california. >> from the time i took her to the hospital to the time she passed was about 18 hours. >> reporter: not even medical professionals are immune. >> the health care employees are coming down with the flu ourselves. >> reporter: some patients who can't get to the hospital are seeing their doctors over the internet. >> hi, doctor. i'm not feeling too good. i'm trying to see if maybe i have the flu. >> reporter: the national institutes of health now says creating a supervaccine that would protect against multiple strains of flu over several years is a top priority. as for this year's vaccine, doctors say if you have not gotten your flu shot yet, it's never too late. >> on that note, that brings us right to dr. tonya, nbc's chief medical officer. we bring you patient zero, jenna bush hager.
>> i feel like a lot of moms put their kids' health first. >> and get busy. >> people have to take shots, too. nannies, babysitters. >> my husband kept saying, go to the drugstore. what are you waiting for? >> the drugstore came to you. >> jenna is used to taking shots, not really getting shots. >> you went a long way for that one. >> i couldn't wait. >> how effective is this particular flu shot you're going to give her? >> this one is less effective. but there's still some effect there. if you catch a little tiny bit of it. if it's not a perfect match, it helps you fight the flu. it's the difference between getting a little sick and getting really sick. >> that's a huge benefit of itself. >> how long does it take to become effective. she gets the shot today. >> about two weeks. >> i feel crummy for the next couple days? >> some people do. some people don't. that's your bodybuilding the
immunity. >> and you're going to give her a small strain of the flu. >> it's not live. it's a little piece of the flu. you can't get the flu from the shot. >> people think that. but you can't. >> that feeling that you get, that people think that has the flu afterwards, it's your body building the flu response. >> jenna can't wait. >> i have to stand up. >> no, you can sit. >> right, doc? >> how bad do you want to have the flu? >> i'm glad you said that. >> true or false, where do you get the flu shot? >> i don't love the needles. >> the deltoid. >> the deltoid, okay. >> look at savannah. >> can i have a lollipop. >> i love you. i do. >> rainbows. >> you're so adorable. >> i love you. >> you need to relax your arm. >> get floppy. >> she's nervous and she's sweating. >> i love this that you're getting this. hopefully this will inspire
others. >> go ahead and do it. >> no more talking. she's nervous. she needs it. >> let's talk about something she wants to talk about? >> how about those eagles? >> oh, my. that's >> that's unbelievable. okay, is it almost over? >> that was it? >> that was it. >> yes. >> where's my lolly pop? >> we'll arrange for a lolli. >> not actually for that, but for over 65, they've made some changes over the last couple of years to boost up the flu shot a little bit because their immune system wasn't as strong. >> what about the flu vaccine?
>> the universal? yeah, that needs to happen down the road. >> and thanks for holding my hand. >> you're welcome sweet girl. >> on monday a staff of doctors is going to take to the street in the flu mobile and give out flu shots. >> all right, should we trend? so it's been a very divisive topic that's created a debate. the nation is split. it happened yesterday. it was about savannah's shoes. savannah walked some platforms thursday. take a look. >> you should check out savannah's shoes. wow, what are those the. >> lines are being drawn. women, two thumbs up. men -- all right, so we took a
poll and most people didn't like them. >> so they got us thinking. >> so we started thinking about other fashion trends. >> there are other divisive fashion trends. for example, keep rolling because i can't remember what the first one was. >> even thoughtist stella mccartney who actually created those shoes, tweeted and she said huge fan. >> that's exciting. >> their her shoes. >> all right, what do you guys think of jorts? >> jean shorts. >> for men or for women? >> anyone. >> i like jean shorts for girls. >> okay, if you're over 5. >> okay, this is big one, cargo shorts. >> i don't know. it feels like wearing your cargo
pants you're waving the white flag on life. >> are you kidding me? >> the canadian tuxedo. >> what's that? >> it's like denim on denim. >> if it's done right. >> this is the thing, some things are man repellers. >> my shoes are man repellers. >> do you think mike liked your shoes? >> no. >> let's get to it, guys. we're going to start with kelly clarkson. the singer told all. here's some of the highlights. what album is she listening to right now? she said i just got camilla's
album. she said we may or may not have already filmed something for our season where we may or may not be singing together. we'll find out when the voice premieres. we're going to move onto party of five. well, the sitcom is getting a reboot. a nod to the time, the reboot we feature a new immigration twist and follow the five children whose parents are unexpectedly deported to mexico. it comes from the show's original creators. it's going to be heading to freeform network. in whales stepping out of course to enormous crowds. the couple attended a cultural festival. met with local athletes and visited organizations youth and
encourage them to participate in local activities. also getting a lot of buzz is the royal buzz cut. prince william debuting a new haircut. a much closer cut than we've seen before. he's joked about losing his hair, but now he's embraced it. >> hard pass on the buzz cut. >> let's keep it to the daily click. pope francis wrapping up a week in chile. on thursday the pope officiated a wedding in the sky. two flight attendants told them they're wedding has been delayed due an earthquake, so the pope took immediate action mid-flight. pope francis didn't stop there. while in the middle of the procession he noticed that a police officer was thrown from her horse. so what does the pope do, guys? he brings the whole convoy to the stop and goes over to comfort the officer until the
ambulance arrives. stays with her. isn't that nice? thankfully, no serious injuries reported. that's the pop star daily click today. >> al, what you got? >> that's right, huge fan. >> you know what today is. >> what? >> three weeks to the opening ceremony. pyeongchang, baby. right now we look at what's going on there. we've got some clouds. not much in the way of snow. in fact they're a little short on snow right now. 36 degrees in seoul, and you look right now not a lot of snow. only an inch of snow. a little bit more in the mountains, but we're going to be watching that. look at the ten day forecast you can see they get some snow january 22nd. we're going to be bundling up as we look ahead to a little more
snow coming in the forecast. that's right. everybody have fun tonight. everybody pye that's what's going on around the country. hey, you know what, you come up with something better. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> and a live look right now at our satellite radar. we can see what looks like a couple lingering showers but no significant rain. that rain that moved in overnight making its exit. some light drizzle. highs for today will be comfortable in the 50s once those early morning showers clear out. we're already starting to see clearing skies out there. san francisco, 55 degrees. oakland, 56. we will be keeping those blue skies for the saturday before rain on sunday. >> and that's your latest >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you much. as you mentioned exactly three weeks from today everyone's going to be watching the winter
olympics. >> here to preview the competition is 19-year-old terra. hello, hello. a big story that was bubbling up not too long ago was ashley wagoner not making the team. she was like in all the olympic posters. people thought she was a shoe in. what do you think of what went down with that? >> it was a fair decision in my opinion. i think she was surprised. the artistic sport, her component sport was a bit low for what she usually will get. but technically she left so many points on the table. she missed a jumping pass, lost a spin level. that's what left her off the podium, and she's sitting in fourth place like she was the last olympic cycle. there just wasn't a case for it again. >> savannah asked if she would be an alternate. >> yes. i don't know exactly how they do
it, but she's prepared and ready. >> let's talk about the ladies that are going. who do you think? who do you think has a chance to get on the podium? how stiff is the competition going to be? >> the tauchl titian competitio be pretty stiff. brady tonero, this girl can't miss a jump if you tried. and then you have mariah gauszy who was left off the olympic team four years ago. and since then she has been on a mission. she was the only one to do it at nationals and may be the only one to do it at the olympics. >> let's talk about boys. nathan chen is on fire. he's the quadking. >> he is incredible. and over the last year i think a lot of people probably didn't see him on the olympic podium. now he's a favorite for gold. he has revolutionized mens
skating. >> how about ice dancing in paris? who do we route for now? >> okay, so they have consistently been building. they're looking for a medal. but at nationals they faltered a little bit. now there's multiple u.s. teams looking at that podium. the u.s. dance team is very strong. >> i can't believe it's been 20 years since you won. what happened? we can't wait to see you out there, terra. >> i know. congrats. still fresh in your minds. live coverage of the games actually starts thursday february, 8, across the networks of nbc. >> just head, two words. short ribs. we're going to dive in after your local news. i )m ...
several women )s mar good morning. it's 8:26. i'm marcus washington. several women marches are set across the bay area tomorrow as part of the second annual women's march. thousands of people are expected. including several here in the bay area. bart will run longer trains in anticipation of high ridership. the bart had its second largest or highest weekend ridership of all time during last year's women's march. here's a closer look at where the marches will be tomorrow. there's one at 10:00 in the morning in oakland and livermore. walnut creek march begins at 10:30. san jose is at 11:00 and san francisco at 11:30. right now, mike is track something on the san mateo bridge. >> eastbound, i saw what appeared to be a traffic break. there was one chp suv coming across. i don't know why to be quite
honest. there may have been debris over on the hayward side. all lanes a s ars are now movin. westbound moving great as well. a little slowing remains. that will clear up both directions there as well as the dunn barton bridge. it's friday so you have some slowing through palo alto and san mateo for the bay shore freeway. green showing we might have some slick airways in freemont and over in the hills. also the bay bridge, still have the metering lights on. >> i'm sure the ride no longer how long on friday is great. another update in half an hour. okay mcdonald's.
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i found carolyn. >> hey, hoda, how are you? >> how are you doing, honey? your sign caught our eye, in 1957, at "the tonight show with jack parr," 60 years later on the "today" show, with savannah and me. we're so happy you're here. >> delighted. so excited. >> we've been looking at you through the window all morning. >> i know. this is a dream come true. >> where is your family? your family is all around you? >> with my grandchildren and my daughter and their dad. my sister is in the hotel asleep. >> missing this moment. >> yeah. you have no idea. you have made my world. >> we love you so much,
carolyn. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> could you read us a bedtime story? i love the way you talk. >> visiting from south carolina. >> love it. >> we love you. thank you so much. thank you. >> cutie. >> oh. >> love her. coming up, i better read the script. which way do i go? all right. the president and first lady melania trump has broken the mold, as well. we're going to break down her first year in the white house. how do some short ribs sound? >> sound good. >> chef andrew carmelini's recipe for the winter comfort food classic. and miss megyn with her hot pants today. >> don't they look like hot pants? kind of exciting. we're not going to talk about them. i'm thrilled. we're going to talk about the me too movement has gone too far. the latest accuser has all sorts of people up in arms. we're going to have a debate about that at the top of the hour. and one minute to fabulous.
you know we drop your kids off in the morning and you don't know what to wear. one minute to get the outfit on that will make you fabulous all day. >> ooh. >> wouldn't that be helpful? >> i just wear my sweats. i don't think about it. >> but they will be fabulous sweats. they might be track pants. >> i prefer athleisurewear. let's see what we've got. a winter thaw in the eastern third of the country. storm watches in the plains. mountain snow in the rockies. wet weather in the pacific northwest. and sunday, sunday, it is nice and warm in the east. heavy snow coming out of the rockies into the plains. a new storm comes in the pacific northwest, all the way to central california. sunny skies through the southeast. th that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we're seeing some nice clearing skies. we have those overnight showers move in. and once the majority of those showers clear out to the east,
we will see temperatures into the 50s with a much cooler feel around the bay area. san francisco, 55 degrees. expected high. in oakland, it's 56. same for san jose at 56. then we'll start seeing the skies start to clear by the evening. making way for a nice saturday. but as we head into sunday, we are expecting the arrival of a storm system that is expected to bring rain and snow in the sierras. >> all right. time to check out our "deal of the day." jill martin here every day this month with bargains to help your new year's resolutions. jill, good morning. >> it's time for our "deal of the day." you know how much i love organization. this is perfect. the frog hill canvas tote set, retail is $167. here is what you get. you get a small, a medium and a large bin. we showed all the different things you can put in them. toys, blankets, purses. anything that you need help with organization. they're washable and collapsable
so you can store them. the retail, 167. the deal is $63. that's 62% off. get working on that closet. for information, go to today.com. >> jill, thanks so much. we mentioned tomorrow marks one year since president trump's inauguration. >> we focused on his first year in office this morning. what about the first lady? in many ways, melania trump is mapping out her own path in washington. nbc's chief white house correspondent hallie jackson has that story. >> reporter: for the first lady, a first year all about adjustments, to a new house, a new role and a new spotlight. melania trump's 2017 takenality her own pace. most first ladies traditionally focus on a specific platform. for hillary clinton, health care, for laura bush, literacy expansion and for michelle obama childhood obese tis. trump only recently hired a
policy director. her office telling nbc news she looks forward to announcing more formal initiatives in the coming months. when trump has spoken out, it's been focused on kids, whether visiting hospitals, talking cyber bullying or fighting the opioid crisis. >> as many of you know, addiction affects children in many different ways. i have recently taken a larger interest in what i can do to help fight this epidemic. >> reporter: unlike her outspoken husband making headlines with nearly every tweet, melania trump has mostly stayed out of the political fray, her east wing far less chaotic than the west wing. there have been some memorable moments, that hand swat on the tarmac, those stilettos on the way to see hurricane damage. more broadly, any first lady's fashion choices are often scrutinized for the signals they send. trump's office saying mrs.
trump's focus is not about clothing, it's on her role as mother, wife and first lady and, of course, all she wants to accomplish on behalf of children, adding mrs. trump wears what she likes and what is appropriate for the occasion. the former model clearly comfortable in the world of high fashion. the slovenia native bringing european sensibility to her style, notably opting for american icon ralph lauren for the inauguration one year ago. most talked about looks coming on foreign trips, dressed modestly in saudi arabia and at the vatican, in italy, debuting this dolce and cabana coat, still it's not her style that's the first lady's focus, the mom in chief postponing her move to d.c. so baron could finish his school year. >> they have the experience of being in the public eye, but this is very different, particularly when it comes around to your home life and how
you'll live your life as a family in this bubble. >> as for whether melania trump has any regrets for her first year in office. none, i'm told by her folks person, mrs. trump is very proud of what she accomplished in 2017. coming up next, a beautiful and tragic love story inspiring many couples to live life to the fullest. first, this is "today" on nbc.
we're back with something that's touched people all around the world. a connecticut couple's love story, captured in a wedding photo that's gone viral. jenna is here with all of this. >> david and heather called each other soul mates. their story is one of unconditional commitment, their love for each other, inspiring. >> heather is probably the
kindest, most supportive person in my life. you know, she had the beauty to go with it. and she was just the perfect package. >> well, she loved to sing and loved to dance. >> you met her at a swing dance class. is that right? >> yes. we would always dance with each other. and everybody dances as a group. >> she had told me, she says, mom, i met someone. and she said, he had two girls. >> they were star gazed, for sure. >> reporter: it was a storybook love filled with so much promise. but just over a year ago, 30-year-old heather mossier found a lump in her breast. >> they go in there and the doctor said, sorry, i'm pretty sure this is cancer. >> reporter: on the very day david was going to propose came a devastating diagnosis, triple negative breast cancer. when you proposed to her, it was
probably one of the best days and also one of the hardest days of your life. >> i said, you know, how can this be happening? i'm supposed to be proposing to her tonight. >> reporter: david went through with his plan, taking heather on a horse and carriage ride to pop the question. >> i said, more than anything, she needs to know that i'm with her. and she needs to know that whatever this journey is going to be, she's got me. >> i've had shortness of breath. >> reporter: over the next few months, heather went through chemotherapy and radiation. but the cancer continued to spread. >> i was there the first time. and she asked me. she said, daddy, i can't breathe. and the doctor said we have to put a tube in. >> the day after she was put on life support, i said out loud, i said, god, you have to give me a break. i can't handle anymore. you got to help me. i get a phone call, one of the nurses. says, heather is wondering when you're going to get here.
excuse me? how is she? she's riding this. >> reporter: they set their date for september 30th, but the cancer was spreading quickly. they moved the date to december 22nd. >> dave is one of the most honorable men i have known. >> he could have run. and he stuck by her side, every appointment, every chemo appointment, he was there. >> reporter: the wedding was inside st. francis hospital in hartford. >> she had always dreamed of being a mom and a wife. and now, she got to be his wife. and she wanted that more than anything else. she lived for that moment. >> she struggled to say her vows. >> reporter: but she said them. >> she said them. >> reporter: heather passed away just 18 hours after they exchanged their vows.
their wedding photo, full of love, went viral. >> it showed relief in her face. and she's like, you know what? i conquered cancer. cancer won in the end. but cancer didn't beat her, though. and that's how she felt, was just like, you know what? i did it. i said i was going to get married. and you know, we did it. >> and just, their faces just lit up for each other. >> most people saw the love between them. and so many people are hopeful for that love. they dream of that love. >> we just knew. we had an understanding that we loved each other. and i wish they made a better word than love because that's what we felt, something better than love. >> i'll be a light for god, for you. >> that was one of the last things she said, for the lord. and i think this is her way of
just being a light. she was so inspirational. >> love your life as full as you can. don't miss an opportunity to hug your kids. just enjoy your life as much as you can and love everyone you can. and that's who she was. >> so, heather had a few dreams. she was an educator. she always wanted to be an educator. she had her dream job. she wanted to get married and she wanted to be a mom. dave has two kids from his previous marriage. and they called her bonus mom. she had all of her dreams come true. the other thing that heather's family is so thankful for are the doctors and the nurses from st. francis hospital, who decorated the room for the wedding, did everything to make sure her dream would come true. and their one wish, the reason they're speaking out now is they really hope they find a cure for this particular breast cancer that could have saved her.
we're back at 8:48 with "today food." a comforting winter dish that will have you begging for seconds. we have anthony here. chef, good to see you this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> it's winter. we have short ribs. what do you love about this recipe? >> it's wintertime. it's time to start cooking things like this, that are deep and comforting. soul satisfying that are going to warm you up inside. it's italian. people think summertime, tomatoes, the backyard, the gr
il grill. this is my take on frigola. i like to use short ribs that have marbling in. go to the butcher and get pieces that are superdelicious. pine nuts to go on top. onions, garlics. >> tomatoes, oil. >> all the good stuff. >> what do we do here? sear he's up? >> you can do this the day before. a little salt and pepper. you want to salt and pepper both sides. don't be afraid. >> the pan, what did you put in there? >> the pancetta, the olive oil, to get them all brown. the short ribs. and the browning is to draw the sugar out of the meat and create this good base flavor. and i like to keep it all in there. and keep this pancetta fat
inside. >> how long is this cooking? like a slow cook method? >> yeah, a slow cook method. this is going to go in the oven for four or three hours until it foul falls off thebone. you have the short ribs and the pancetta and garlic. >> now, you're going to add these things? >> we're going to put this stuff inside. it's going to go inside the oven. >> those look done, yeah. >> the chili flakes, the same thing you put on pizza, garlic. we call this go"goodfellas" thi. >> because of the razor blade scene. >> they're in jail and have the garlic. al, you're the short rib official. what do you think? >> this is great. >> how about the pancetta. >> nothing wrong with that. >> a little tomatoes.
we're going to put the tomatoes on top. >> this looks good. >> don't be afraid. don't be afraid. that goes inside the oven. 375 for, you know, three, four hours. you test them to see if they're falling off the bone and really, really supertender. maybe that sauce because it cooks a long time and all of the flavors develop. the sugar from the ribs, the garlic and the chili flake and everything. while that's inside the oven, we're going to make the topping, okay? the topping is a play on italian granulata. little toasted pine nuts. this is something you can do the day before. you toast those in the pan. >> that happens pretty fast, right? you can burn those easily. >> this can be a disaster in two seconds. i like to do it in the pan because they get evenly brown. you can go back and forth and it develops that flavor. you put a little olive oil in there. put parsley. also, one of my favorite italian
greats, sicilian oregano. >> that's nice. it comes on a branch inside a bag. it's so much better than the stuff that's been in the back of your spice drawer. >> you chop that up? >> i pull it off. i sprinkle it off and use it on everything. >> savannah, how do you like the ribs? >> so good. really good. i saw this little anchovy here. what is he doing here? what's his story? >> you want that bone to just fall off it. >> he's got a story. >> we have the topping. 3 1/2, 4 hours for the short ribs. they're done. do they need to sit or can you turn and burn out of the oven? >> you can go inside. you have your ribs inside. >> it is like a stew. >> just, there's superfork tender. i like to put these in the middle of the table. you can put the pot in the middle of the table. and that topping goes right over the top. >> and you grate a little cheese on top? >> i like to put cheese on top.
look at that. >> look at that. that is winter delicious. little vino on the side. two hours on the treadmill the next morning, you're all set. we appreciate it. guys, enjoy it down there. if you want to make it at home, the recipe at today.com/food. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. eat up. i've seen wonders all around the world but what i see here never ceases to amaze me: change.
welcome back. what is happening on "weekend today"? >> a lot coming up. on saturday, we're keeping a close eye on the potential government shutdown, the midnight deadline is looming. we'll have the latest from washington tomorrow morning. >> we'll do the news stuff, too. we have dame helen mirren. >> yes. >> come on, right? >> she talks about what she wants to talk about. two movies out. talked about playing the queen. we set up in the shot what was a tea service what we deem british
royalty. she said, that is a coffee service. we blew our moment. but she's fun to talk to. >> she's really sassy, right? >> she is. >> i like her. all right. we'll see you all this weekend. >> uh-huh. >> we're off this weekend. i )m - -... breaking news: a strong good morning. it's 8:56. we have breaking news for you. a strong earthquake just struck in the gulf of california, between ba ha california and lorito, mexico. the usgs says a magnitude 6.3. tsunami warnings have not been issued for the u.s. west coast. so far, no reports of any damage. happening today, the much anticipated new fleet of bart
car suspected to finally roll out this morning in oakland. the train is set to depart at 11:00 a.m. bart planned to roll out this fleet last fall but the pilot cars needed more testing which is finally complete. the inaugural run will go through the bart station in oakland. happening now, vh1 has announced house minority nancy pelosi will be a guest judge on rupaul's drag race all-stars. the program is a competition series featuring drag queens going through challenges. the tweet yesterday afternoon hinted that she had already been part of the taping. america's got talent is holding auditions in the bay area today. this is season 13 of the hit nbc show. auditions start in a couple of minutes at 9:00 in san jose. wily
[ applause ] good morning, everybody. happy friday. happy friday. i'm megyn kelly. we begin today with a bit of a plot twist in the me too movement, one that is causing some to question what is qualifying misconduct. one woman anonymously shared her account with a reporter at babe.com, with a night she had with actor acitizsiziz ansari. and it is raising a lot of debate. the me too movement under fire. one woman's allegations asking has #metoo gone too far.
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