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>> just look at it for a second. that's what's happening with "today in the bay." back with more live local news at 7:25. >> and the midday returns today at 11:00. . states. >> the president striking back at a rally with supporters at the very same time his fate was being decided. >> this lawless partisan
impeachment is a political suicide march for the democrat party. >> this morning, what's next for the senate trial and why the timing of it is suddenly up in the air. final faceoff, the last democratic presidential debate of the year just hours away with only seven candidates. and just this morning, our new poll on the state of the race who's moving up who needs to score big tonight. wild weather, tens of millions from maine to florida waking up this morning to brutally cold temperatures. al will tell us how long they'll stick around. plus, the story behind this sudden snow squall that hit new york creating chaos for commuters. those stories, plus alarming breach, the airport security concerns being raised after a 17-year-old girl steals a plane and then smashes it into a building. 'tis the season, the new holiday scams you need to watch out for before the last holiday weekend. eddie murphy is back and ready for his saturday night live home coming.
>> you don't want to come back, i thought he was going to be funnier than this. >> al's interview with the comedy icon, "today," thursday, december 19th, 2019. from nbc news this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody, welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. thank you for joining us. we've got a nice holiday crowd outside all bundled up. it's like 18 degrees out there. the christmas tree is looking good. we're going to go see them a little bit later, but we do want to begin with a pivotal moment in our nation's history, and it played out overnight on the capitol hill.
and a lot of folks this morning waking up and checking out the morning paper. >> the newspapers really capturing the sentiment of course. "new york times." >> "wall street journal," president impeached. >> "usa today." >> and here is "the washington post," banner head nine, trump impeached. >> it was a striking, split screen image on wednesday evening while the full house voted almost entirely along party lines to impeach president donald j. trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of congress. while that was happening, he was giving a fiery campaign speech in michigan reacting to the news as it unfolded. take a look at our new poll, by the way, reveals just how voters in this country feel about impeachment. split right down the middle. 48% say yes, they support it. 48% say no, we are going to break down what happened, what happens next and what it all means as well. we start with nbc's peter alexander. >> reporter: good morning to you, now it is official, those votes putting a bitterly divided america on display. virtually every democrat voting for impeachment, every republican voting against it, and this morning what happens next is not immediately clear with the house speaker nancy pelosi announcing that she is
not sending those articles of impeachment to the senate right away until she is confident they will conduct a fair trial. >> article 2 is adopted. >> overnight house democrats stamping an asterisk next to president trump's name making him only the third president in u.s. history to be impeached. as expected, the house passed both articles of impeachment along party lines, charging the president with abuse of power and obstruction of congress. in a dramatic moment following the first articles adoption house speaker nancy pelosi silencing a hint of a democratic celebration with a glare. the night also producing this remarkable split screen, as the votes unfolded on the house floor, a defiant president rallied supporters in michigan. >> it doesn't really feel like we're being impeached.
the country is doing better than ever before. we did nothing wrong. >> in an 11th hour surprise, pelosi warned the house may not immediately transmit those articles of impeachment to the republican controlled senate for a trial, citing top republicans comments that they can not be impartial jurors. >> so far we haven't seen anything that looks fair to us so hopefully it will be fair. contentious day long debate on the house floor. >> we will clarify that in america, no one is above the law. >> who among us many years from now will receive such praise as a man or woman of courage.
>> reporter: republicans bashing the proceedings as a partisan sham. >> this is a political vendetta, it has nothing to do with the crime committed. there was no crime. >> donald j. trump is president of the united states, and he will be president when this impeachment is over. >> reporter: and this morning, we will hear from the senate's top republican mitch mcconnell who will address what he calls the precedent breaking impeachment of the president. mcconnell just this week said that he is fully coordinating with the white house about what a senate trial in the new year should look like. pelosi last night likening that to a jury foreman being in her words in cahoots with the defendant's attorney. craig and hoda, back to you. >> as we said, president trump was speaking at a campaign rally in michigan as that historic impeachment vote was taking place, and he used his speech to stantly firec's bk ite house c kristen welker has that part of our story. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning to you. president trump spent the day fuming here at the white house over impeachment, so when he hit the campaign trail in
battleground michigan, he di hold back, at times unleashing flashes of angry and fury, and accusing democrats of a lawless partisan scam. >> they have been trying to impeach me from before i ran. >> reporter: overnight, president trump stumping in the key battleground state of michigan at the same exact time congress was making his impeachment official back in washington. >> this lawless partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the democrat party. >> reporter: the president touting republicans united front against impeachment. >> we've got every single republican voted for us, whoa. >> reporter: while lashing out at democrats. >> crazy nancy pelosi's house democrats have branded themselves with an eternal mark of shame. >> reporter: the white house
calling the impeachment one of the most shameful political episodes in history. deeming the articles of impeachment abuse of power and obstruction of congress as illegitimate. for his part, the president tweeting this ominous image, signaling what's likely to be his 2020 rallying cry, the stark black and white photo that reads in reality they're not after me, they're after you. i'm just in the way. spending over two hours on stage, the longest speech of his presidency so far. the president even invoking his 13-year-old son to slam elizabeth warren. >> pocahontas goes to the middle of central park or whatever park, she's in manhattan, you got me, and people, i mean, i could have barron trump go into central park and he would get a crowd that would be just as good. he's 13. he'd get a bigger crowd. >> reporter: but it's a scathing and deeply personal attack aimed at democratic congressman debbie
dingell who took over the seat of her late husband john dingell who has the president drawing sharp criticism appearing to suggest the late congressman had gone to hell. >> take down the flags while you're taking them down, for ex congressman dingell. she calls me up, it's the nicest thing that's ever happened, thank you so much, john would be so thrilled. thank you so much, sir. and so that's okay. don't worry about it. maybe he's looking up, i don't know. he believed in bringing everybody together and believed in our democracy. >> the attack against dingel underscored. he resents the mark it will leave on his legacy. still the president does see the potential political gain clearly already using to energize his base ahead of 2020. back to you.
and you talked about the heavy momentous thing happening in our country. wherever you are on the political spectrum, chuck todd, it's a sad morning in america. what does it all mean? where do we go from here? how much does this really matter in the grand scheme of things? >> well, you know, it depends on how far back you want to pull back the lens here in some ways this is the end of a decade that has been just hyper partisan, hyper toxic, the toxic politics, the mix of social media, you can make an argument that it was almost inevitable our politics were going to end with this kind of show down over impeachment, so in that sense, it sadly feels like a -- almost a predictable next step in this escalation of
a partisan war that now feels like it's obviously gotten too overheated to the point where at times it feels as if culturally we're in a cold civil war. >> you pointed out, we are so deeply divided you put that poll up, americans, according to the poll, evenly split on whether we should be impeaching and whether the president should be removed from office impeachment is only going to deepen the divide. what's the way out >> well, that's a great question, i think the way out is going to be the democracy. this isn't going to come from us in the press it isn't going to come from the elected officials. at the end of the day, it's going to be up to the democracy to sort of break this log jam
here let me say this about impeachment and about sort of the politics of this going forward. i do think we're so focused on the moment there is an election and politically, while the president has gotten to a point where he is able to survive this process, it has not helped his reelection chances. if anything, if you look at our poll, it's clear there are people that are not in favor with impeachment, who also are not satisfied with the job the president is doing. meanwhile, the speaker, nancy pelosi, this idea to withhold the articles of impeachment from the senate that will perhaps delay a trial, what's this strategy here, chuck? >> well, they're trying to have more leverage. they're trying to give chuck schumer the senate democratic leader, who obviously only has so much leverage, since the republicans have the majority, it's an attempt to give schumer more leverage in the think this cuts two ways if the democrats aren't careful here, they withhold this it's going to raise questions that a lot of people raised, why did you sort of pause the investigation when you did, you know, you went to the articles when there were clearly more witnesses to talk to, and you wanted to see some court cases,
so it sort of brings that up, and why do mitch mcconnell this favor. he does not want this senate trial. you're actually doing him a favor. you may be making his politics easier look, he does want this. this is not going to be easy for him to navigate, because he can't just shove a sham trial through. there are six to eight republican senators up for reelection who have to win the votes of people who want this president impeached. think about that, craig, they have to have a trial that looks at least somewhat legitimate for those people like susan collins. >> our political director, chuck todd, thank you, sir. meanwhile, the final democratic presidential debate of the year will be held later tonight and it will have a very different look and feel from the five others that have been held so far in 2019 nbc's geoff bennett joins us from the white house with more on that, and our new poll on where the race stands. geoff, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, tonight's debate in los angeles as you mentioned it's the final democratic debate of the year, and the smallest and least diverse with seven candidates
taking the stage, down from 20 democratic contenders back in june still it's a major moment for the candidates who are still in the race to prove to the nation that they're best equipped to lead the country but also take on president trump as the democratic candidates prepare to square off in their 6th debate tonight, the impeachment of president trump is looming large former vice president joe biden reacting overnight tweeting this is a solemn moment for our country but in the united states of america no one is above the law, not even the president. and some of the senators in the race gearing up for a potential trial in the senate including elizabeth warren. >> i don't take this on lightly but this is our responsibility and we've got to do it we've got to consider the evidence that's here. >> reporter: it's unfolding as we're getting a new snapshot on the state of the race, according to "wall street journal" poll biden remains in the top spot
with 28% of democratic primary voters say they support him. trailing closely behind is senator bernie sanders and elizabeth warren tonight, the pressure will be on biden to have a strong debate. >> get up. let's take back this country, and lead the world again >> reporter: the heat is also on mayor pete buttigieg who was surging in early voting states like iowa and new hampshire. buttigieg recently taking a more aggressive stance including taking aim at warren's medicare for all health care plan. >> i guess the biggest difference is i think we can deliver major meaningful bold change to move this country forward. oerg who has been blasting the air waves, $109 million oaf his own money on tv and radio ads. bloomberg has been sharply criticized by other candidates. >> we're all going to do everything we can to make sure that billionaires do not buy elections. >> in an interview with nbc's stephanie ruhle, new york city mayor defending his candidacy saying he has experience running a large city and slamming biden for never having been the top
boss. >> joe biden doesn't have the experience >> he's never been a manager of an organization. he's never run a school system the presidency shouldn't be a training job >> reporter: and since the debate stage will be less crowded the format will actually shine a brighter spotlight on the candidates who polling shows are not in the top tier. that's amy klobuchar, andrew yang and tom steyer. and with voting set to begin in less than two months, tonight's debate is a critical test, especially the ones stuck close in first place in iowa and new hampshire. >> geoff bennett, thanks bud. why don't you say we get a check of the weather al roker it was wild in new york. >> there's a time lapse from one world trade center we have showed you haboobs in arizona, this is like a snow boob coming in, a snow squall pushing in from ground level, our meteorologist katherine got this coming into midtown warning and you can see it right
there. only the second time in history we've got a snow squall in new york city warning coming white out conditions, the roads were coated. track became a mess and this cold bitter air, coldest air of the season moving into the northeast and mid best a windchill of eleven in buffalo, feels like minus 2 in boston 13 in d.c. the high getting in the low to mid-20s with windchills in the teens. burlington, feels like minus 2 temperatures warm up as we head into christmas week. monday, 51 in d.c., 46 in boston 44 in buffalo and 57 in lexington. if you're looking for a white christmas, maybe not great news but if you like shopping and warm weather this week's coming up for you that's what's going on around. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next
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sunday. coming up in the next half hour, you want to get the kids around. we're going to coming up in the next half hour, you want to get the kids around we're going to explain why it's so important that rudolph's nose is red. >> and you called that a what a snow boob. >> snow boob. >> coming up as we head into the final weekend before christmas, we have a new warning about holiday scams. vicky nguyen has what you need to know to shop safely and protect your purchases. also, are america's voting machines safe? as we get ready for an election year it's a story y
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north bay, some lingering showers. going into tomorrow, mostly cloudy, as we make weekend plans, we're watching the next storm system coming in. looks like it's a little slow, it may hold off into early sunday morning as we start to see the rain spreading across the bay area sunday, it's pretty soggy. but we look pretty good for the 49ers home game that will be broadcast right here. let's head over for an update. >> if you're traveling along the bay bridges we have a crash at westbound lanes, treasure island road, the left lane is blocknot only to the bay bridge, 25 minutes but also 237, from the san mateo bridge, 25 minutes and the 29 minutes there. and the bay bridge toll plaza is
back back now, 7:30 on this thursday morning, six days until christmas, and guys, we've got early holiday cheer for you. we've got 70 members of new york city's children's chorus all getting ready to bundle up, head outside, and they're going to sing some carols, it's going to be pretty cool. >> i saw them outside rehearsing, we're in for a treat. >> it's going to be a lot of fun. first a quick check of headlines on this thursday morning, president trump became the third president in u.s. history to be impeached wednesday night after a house
vote along party lines the president is charged with abuse of power and obstruction of congress. house speaker nancy pelosi would not say when she will send those impeachment articles to the senate for trial president trump called the vote a political suicide march for democrats. now to some dramatic video that shows the u.s. coast guard making a huge drug bust in the pacific ocean. you can see the guardsman unloading giant bales of cocaine from a mini submarine. it happened in international waters off the coast of mexico this is just one of several busts in the past two months since mid-october, the coast guard has seized more than 18,000 pounds of cocainerth re $300 million more proof this morning that you really can't take your eyes off your kids for just a second. take a look here what you're seeing is a las vegas mother trying to get her toddler out of a ski ball machine. somehow the boy was able to
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and football. and football. we are back now. it is 7:40 with nbc news investigates as the nation gears we are back now. it is 7:40 with nbc news investigates as the nation gears up for the 2020 election, nbc news has put together a team of reporters and producers to take a long hard look at the way we vote in this country >> we are calling it vote watch, and we are starting with an exclusive look at the largest voting machine company in our country. nbc's senior investigative correspondent cynthia mcfadden is here with more on this. hey, cynthia. >> good morning. well, nearly half of the country is going to voter machines made by one company most have never heard of, election systems and software, it's based in omaha,
nebraska, and we were the first network there ever invited inside they told us to ask them anything smack dab in the middle of the country, under an american flag, so large it requires faa approval to fly it, is es&s of omaha, nebraska. >> we protect democracy. we are here to make sure when people go to vote they should feel secure about that and that vote gets counted. >> this is where the actual voting machines are. >> yep >> president and ceo tom burt is well aware his company is under scrutiny in the wake of the attacks by the elections in the past election. >> you're the biggest player. >> we are the biggest player. >> is it a concern that so much is concentrated in the hands of a few. >> i think the reason there are only a few players in the market is this industry is under funded margins are very thin. very frankly it's not a great business to get into. >> we'll have to take his word for that as burt says the company's financial information is confidential because it's
privately held, and so it turns out is who owns them. >> we are 100% owned by two sets of people, one is the mccarthy group which is based here in omaha, nebraska, they're a private equity company, and the rest is executive management at es&s. >> who's the group. >> no foreign ownership, a group of private investors in omaha. >> it's not such a weird question, as you know, in maryland they found out a russian oligarch was an owner of a voting company. >> it's a very appropriate question. >> you're asking us to trust you that vladimir putin's three best friends don't some how have an interest in the company. >> why the lack of transparency, we can see the names of the folk s. >> but they didn't three weeks, the mccarthy is prevented from disclosing individual owner names all of this interest in the national security aspect of what
you do is relatively new four years ago we wouldn't have been having this conversation. >> i think it's relatively new to the american public it's not relatively new to those who are engaged in the conduct of elections. >> that a foreign government was going to try to hack the u.s. election. >> security in general. >> though when concerns mounted about foreign interference during the 2016 election, washington called es&s on the only phone number they had for them a 1-800 line. >> the department of homeland security called and left a message on the general line? >> you know, in their defense, they had just taken over elections as critical infrastructure. >> but it's a great example of just how far apart the federal government and you guys were. >> well, you know, cynthia that's in the past i think things have changed. >> it seems they have. but es&s acknowledges they have virtually no standards they must follow when it comes to cyber security
so they voluntarily ask dhs to connect them to the highly respected idaho national laboratory to test the vulnerability of their machines to external threats. >> they did thorough end-to-end security testing of these devices. >> report card. >> we just received the report card, we're analyzing the results. >> so will you release those publicly, those findings. >> we'll probably release an executive summary. >> it's been more than two months since our visit but the company still says they have nothing for external release, and there's another serious concern, their supply chain, nbc news has tracked es&s shipping records over the last five years, and found many parts, including electronics and tablets made in asia. >> am i correct that some come from the philippines and china. >> some do, yes. i wish we didn't have to participate in the global supply chain. i wish the department of defense could manufacture every single piece of our equipment here. that's not practical
that's not the world we live in. >> we went to capitol hill to talk to senator ron wyden, a member of the senate intelligence committee, he says chinese parts are a major concern. he and his colleagues are working on legislation to limit them we also told senator wyden, they had voluntarily subjected their machines to independent tests but declined to release any results. i'm wondering is that something you can ask for? >> absolutely, and i will. what you have found is particularly important because of this china connection i am going to ask for this information on the basis of your report and i'm going to say i want it within ten days. >> so a little bit more about china, a new report released this week by a private intelligence firm that does work for the department of homeland
security says a shocking 20% of one unnamed popular machine is made in china, including control board processes, infrastructure software, and touch screens. now, experts tell us it's really worrying as it would be hard for a chinese company to refuse a request by the chinese intelligence apparatus for information. we're going to stay on this story of course. >> that was eye opening. so here's the thing, as you know, we're less than a year out from a major election in this country. what is the federal government doing to better protect our election infrastructure? >> well, you know, critics are calling it a year late and a billion dollars short, but this week, the house and senate have agreed to include $425 million in new funding to help states protect their vo ahead of the 2020 election >> i think the u.s. should start
making their own voting machines that would be a good sort of. >> good start. >> you know, a lot of challenges here. >> thank you, cynthia. thank you, thank you. let's move over to al, an interesting check of the weather. >> that's right, guys. we're going to take a look at the facts. rudolph's nose is built for fog. that's right, on a clear night, rudolph is fine. he doesn't have to really worry about any kind of problems as we show you rudolph, let's bring him on in here no problems. if you get fog, if rudolph's nose was white, that would be a problem. as you put on your high beams, it has shorter wave lengths, scattered by the fog, but because rudolph's nose is red. that's a longer wave length and good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. a look outside in san jose, it's a cloudy start but we will see some dry weather for today as we track the rain, to the north of
the bay area. that's where we're also seeing rain and snow. snow that will continue to move off to the east. now, the next storm system will be coming in late on saturday night. and looks to hold off for the 49ers game but we will see some waves of rain throughout the day on sunday. and more scattered showers on monday. we headed back to the north pole but we thank santa and our graphics department. >> that was so fun, al. thank you. >> you made a lot of kids very happy. lo and be hold, carson is back. >> where is he? carson? okay. carson's not back. >> carson's on the way, we hear. >> he's with rudolph. >> i thought he was maybe outside but when he comes back, we'll take a look back at all of the fun we had in 2019. a lot of good times here at studio 1a. >> carson is a part of this. hopefully he'll be a part. >> if he comes back. >> nobody knows.
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good thursday morning, right now it's 7:56, we can barely see the golden gate bridge. a cool start as we get ready to head out the door. and as we go through the rest of the day, mostly cloudy skies but the rain will be holding off. we'll also have dry conditions on friday but then on saturday the next storm system approaches looks like we'll make it throughout the day with dry weather, rain coming in late sunday night and it looks like we're pretty good for the 49ers home game that will be broadcast right here on nbc bay area. and that rain moving in late saturday evening, off and on showers through sunday. and on christmas even, more wet weather and some snow on christmas day. how are the roads looking?
>> the bay bridge is backed up because of the earlier crash. on treasure island road, in the left lane, that's crossing delays. also expect to see slowing. west side, 30 minutes, and the toll bridge, 29 minutes, and about 18 minutes a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. back to you. >> thank you. right now, police are looking for a driver who crashed third car into a check cashing store. it happened early this morning. the driver took off but a young passenger was injured. and a police officer did not pursue the same car. and leaders are getting ready to make long term rules for short-term rules after that deadly shooting at an airbnb. more in the next half hour.
it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, impeached. >> article 1 is adopted. >> for just the third time in u.s. history, house democrats vote to impeach a sitting president. overnight, president trump hitting back. >> we did nothing wrong. >> with the senate trial now looming, what happens next, we're live with the latest. plus, 35 years in the making. >> we are alone again today, you know why, my wife walked out on me. >> eddie murphy sits down with al ahead of his big return to the "saturday night live" stage. >> do you remember the first
time performing in here? >> i wouldn't call it a performance. >> just ahead, which iconic characters the comedian may be bringing back to tv. and oh, what fun. from the special moments, her initials are hoda kotb and she's engaged. to the style. >> this is my flu shot shirt. >> oh, you guys don't have a flu shot shirt. >> and the stories. i'm here with savannah, dressed in pink. >> all the good times we have had this year, today, thursday, december 19th, 2019. >> hey, poppy, back home in tennessee. >> sophia is turning 20. >> first trip to new york from virginia. >> and west virginia. >> 50th. >> ♪ hark to the begs, sing silver bells, christmas is here bringing good cheer to young and old ♪
♪ all carolling, words of good cheer from everywhere filling the air ♪ ♪ singing songs of good cheer snowed. >> welcome back to "today" on this thursday morning. i know you're in a good mood today. holiday music from the new york city's children's chorus because it is choir week here on "today" and they want to do a nice little pan so all their moms and dads can see them up there. >> they're going to be with us all morning. we're looking forward to getting outside and singing along with them. tomorrow, the detroit youth choir. you remember these guys, they wowed the world on "america's got talent" earlier this year. they will be here to wow us tomorrow!
they've got a special story and we're going to meet them all again. that is tomorrow here on "today." let's get to your news at 8:00 on this thursday morning. the impeachment of president trump now sets up a dramatic and divisive trial in the senate. the president unleashing a tirade against democrat, even as the votes to impeach were being cast. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander joins us now with three things to watch today. peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, craig, good morning to you, the house, as you noted, stamping an asterisk next to president trump's name, just the third president to be impeached that. vote overnight almost entirely along party lines, house democrats in favor, republicans against. this morning, what happens next is not immediately clear, with the house speaker nancy pelosi not committing to sending those articles of impeachment to the senate until she is confident that they will conduct a fair trial there. the house democrats
conducted the most rushed, most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history. >> that historic night is a remarkable split screen as well. supporters in michigan at the very same time the house was voting to impeach him. here is the president. >> by the way, it doesn't really feel like we're being impeached. the country is doing better than ever before. we did nothing wrong. >> also tonight the democratic 2020 contenders, they will debate in los angeles. this will be the smallest and least diverse debate. just seven candidates in all compared to 20 just six months ago. according to our poll joe biden remains in the top spot with 27. 28% behind him. bernie sanders and elizabeth warren. amonos michael bloomberg that already spent millions on ads. back to you.
>> peter, thank you. now to a troubling security breach at an airport in california, authorities are trying to figure out how and why a teenaged girl was able to steal a private plane before crashing it into a maintenance building. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has details. hey, miguel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the 17-year-old never got the plane off the ground but she did crash it into the airport in fresno. the incident raising serious questions about the security of private aircraft given the ease with which this teenager was able to get behind the controls and almost fly away. police say this video captures the moment a 17-year-old girl tried to steal an airplane they say she climbed over a fence, got on board the aircraft, and managed to start one of the engines before she could get off the ground, the plane crashed into a maintenance building at the fresno yosemite airport leaving the king air 200 severely damaged >> the engine is completely
ripped off and still smoking. >> the female appeared to be disoriented and was uncooperative with police when she was taken into custody. >> reporter: police say they found the teenager uninjured but disoriented, still in the cockpit wearing a pilot's headset. >> there is no indication of a domestic terrorism related motive. >> reporter: the girl's identity is not being released because of her age. the plane was privately owned, parked in the general aviation area of the airport. officials say the planes are often left unlocked overnight and don't require keys to start. this morning, investigators are asking how and why a teenager came so close to putting herself and others at deadly risk. that teen was arrested for theft of an aircraft she appeared in a juvenile court but no details about her case were released. guys, back to you.
>> miguel, thank you. >> i think we've got the news covered for now, how about a little boost. >> i got one you're going to like this time of year can bring out an extra level of pilot. jack and violet were two strangers who met waiting for a flight violet, 88 years old retired nurse, recovering from a knee replacement after they boarded jack insisted that she take his first class seat and he'd take hers in economy. a member of the flight crew noticed and violet said it had always been her dream to fly first class and she thanked jack for making that happen isn't that sweet we have a bonus boost, one our head honchos, his daughter got accepted to bucknell >> how about that. >> congrats, kate. >> speaking of giving, today's season of giving continues a surprise for two brothers and rising hockey stars we first met earlier thisan yr. to spend som with one of their hockey heros and his pretty cool wife they're going to tell us all
about their special night. first, eddie and al. eddie murphy tells our guy how he feels about taking the snl stage two days from now, after being away from the show for a long 35 years. that's coming up right after this do you guys always land on the roof? what's your guys' favorite food? are you donner, or blitzen? are you guys related to horses? oh boy. can you sleep? do you know what i'm getting for christmas? [reindeer grunts] [laughter]
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♪this is the first day of my life♪ ♪i was born right in the doorway♪ ♪now i don't know where i am, i don't know where i've been♪ ♪but i know where i wanna go we have been waiting f we have been waiting for this one on "today's" talker, an epic and unforgettable "saturday night live." >> you caught up with this week's host mr. murphy. >> as you know, eddie is one of snl's most successful and beloved cast members of all time in fact, many say he helped save the show back when he joined it. well, now he's ready to return to hosting duties for the first
time in 35 years i got to sit down with him exclusively in famed studio 8 h. >> eddie, what's it feel like, you know, walking back into this studio >> it was kind of surreal but like a good feeling, but it feels kind of dreamy. >> my name is eddie murphy, i'm 19 years old, and this is my comet. >> it's been nearly 40 years since america fell in love with eddie murphy on this stage. >> this would look like is not brooklyn propelled into comedic super stardom. >> love me back. >> do you remember the first time performing in here? >> i wouldn't call it a performance. i did some sketch update, did something about a high school student. it went over good. more than the actual doing it, i remember the sound in the room and the feeling in the room the first time it really worked and
this is on tv, and i couldn't wait for the kids i went to high school with to see it. they're going to see this. i was really excited. >> live from new york, it's the eddie murphy show. >> did you know at that moment how your life was going to change >> absolutely not. absolutely not all i knew at the moment was that i was extremely fortunate, like that wasn't lost on me. i knew that i was in an incredible place and the most incredible place for someone like me to be, you know. to cut your teeth here, this is like harvard for comic actors. ♪ in the hot tub >> eddie spent four seasons on snl departing on 1974. this will be his first time hosting since leaving the show. >> this is a completely different thing. >> no, it's not. that's one of the things that makes it kind of dreamy, i mean, they didit the office but it's still the same spirit up here, and it's still the same big burst of nostalgia.
>> he helped celebrate the 40th anniversary special in 2015. >> i remember interviewing you at the 40th anniversary and i asked you about coming back, and you were a little ambivalent then. >> was i >> was i was it after or before. >> it was before you know, the red carpet. >> because i may have been ambivalent about coming back before then when i got in here and i felt the spirit in this room and i saw all the other people that had worked on the show over the years, and i felt this kinship, like, you know, i felt like, wow, you know. we have this thing in common and it was this great feeling and since then i have been wanting to do it. >> we are alone again today, you know why, my wife walked out on me >> and that means we could be in store for some revivals of some of those most iconic characters. >> buckwheat, yes.
>> any hints of who we may see coming back saturday. >> we're talking about a gumby think, a buckwheat thing, and i told you a bill cosby thing maybe, be very funny and i don't know if he would think it was funny. >> mr. robinson. >> mr. robinson, if we come up with mr. robinson or velvet jones. i'm down for whatever, as long as it's really really funny. >> he's returning as one of the highest grossing actors of all time, and with his new film "dolemite is my name" earning golden globe nominations and oscar buzz. >> the timing couldn't be better you'd almost think we planned it >> you didn't? >> well, yeah, we kind of did plan it. we planned it just like this >> now, the dad of p have his new personal world meet
his professional roots >> are your kids going to watch this my kids have all flown in for this, so they'll watch it. >> i expect when i take my kids to something i'm going to be in, they're kind of like. y don't get >> when you're doing the weather or something else. >> when i'm doing anything, oh, this is going to be great. >> i bring the kids when i do weather, and sometimes they don't get excited. >> and i wasn't derogating doing the weather. i was trying to be funny >> and he does so much more than weather, this is al. [ bleep roker, i don't have to tell you that >> his return to a familiar place has reenergized him. >> at the end of the day when i go to the hotel room, it's like i want to get back here, and start working on it. i want it to be right. i really really want it to be right. you don't want to wait 35 years, come back, and the show, be like, people clapping, i thought he was going to be much funnier than this.
maybe he's older i don't know people change in 35 years. >> i can't wait. >> i can't wait either. >> everybody i have talked to, everybody just, they are so excited about this >> i mean, i was excited but now i'm excited times ten after seeing that interview. >> listen, i don't normally really try to get tickets, but. >> you're going? >> i can't wait. >> by the way, he was here on this show back in 1981 he said something, and we want to remind folks what he said this is eddie murphy in '81. >> the business is luck, if you don't feel lucky, get out of the business if you're not going to be lucky, you're never going to make it. >> do you feel lucky. >> real lucky. >> it's interesting the one thing i came away with, he is very grateful and he has a lot of gratitude where he is >> that was cool that he said that when he was 19, it wasn't lost on him, this was the place for him to be. he knew that then. >> harvard for comic actors. catch eddie murphy's home coming with musical guest lizzo you can also catch al roker
there. coming up on the "3rd hour of today" i asked him if he's going to get up with lizzo, and he had a very interesting comment. >> are you going to do that thing that bores your kids to death. >> this is where my kids turn the channel. >> that was funny too. here now going over to sports center. bitterly cold in the northeast, good morning, i'm kari hall, a live look outside in san jose. we'll see the sun peeking out as we go throughout the day and going hour by hour still north bay rain chances while the rest of the bay area sees clouds moving by the. the next season arrived late
sand nig saturday night into sunday, and the seven-day forecast looks soggy but it won't be raining the entire time. and that's your latest weather, guys. >> all right, al, thank you so much now to "today's" season of giving this morning, the family behind one of our favorite stories of 2019. >> certainly mine. we introduced you back in october, brothers adopted from congo, they are now budding ice hockey stars in minnesota. we're going to talk to them in just a moment, but first, the very special surprise that we lined up that proves hockey dreams can come true you could be forgiven for thinking sawyer and simon were born wearing ice hockey skates but the truth makes their success more, adopted from an orphanage in congo in 2010 by
molly and steve seidl. >> they had food, they had clothes we were constantly giving them snuggles and hugs and kisses. >> they immediately welcomed the brothers to the family. >> i felt a bond probably quicker than i did watching any newborns come. >> the brothers had joined a hockey family. >> i played hockey, i got to put them in hockey and everybody says, well, they're black, they can't play hockey, and that kind of made me go, okay, i'm going to put them in ice hockey. >> what is it about the game of hockey that you guys enjoy >> it was the first thing we ever did once we came to the u.s. was skating and then we started playing it. >> did it click immediately. >> no, we were bad we were really bad we couldn't skate. >> but they certainly got better, sawyer is now 15, simon,
13, and they have been lighting up the hockey leagues for their age group with awards at tournaments from canada and russia their success drawing unwanted attention and at times even racial slurs >> has it ever happened to you >> oh, yeah, it's happened to me >> i just say look at the score board because most of the time whenever they start calling me the n word or starting to say racial stuff it's because we're winning or i'm doing way better than them. >> our story catching the attention of new jersey's devils star, p.k. subban hopes he's playing when the brothers make it to the nhl.uld we thought they would like to get the taste of the nhl experience along with a chance to meet one of their heroes. >> hi simon and sawyer, happy to have you at the game, i'll see you there. go devils. >> p.k. and the devils invited the seidl family to wednesday's game in new jersey first they need the proper attire sawyer and simon with a special spot to watch practice, with an inch of protective glass,
standing between them and some of the best ice hockey players in the world after a tour of the devil's locker room. >> hey, what's going on. >> nice to finally meet. >> you guys going to be here for the game tonight, you excited. >> yeah. >> p.k. mentioning how he saw our original story with the help of fiance olympic gold medal skier, lindsey vonn. back at the prudential center for the big game against the anaheim ducks. soon feeling right at home among the devils faithful and after watching the team win. >> you guys are good luck. >> more time with p.k. who had one last surprise for the family >> by the way, this is lindsay. >> i was like they're from minnesota. >> p.k. and lindsay capping often unforgettable night, for two talented brothers and maybe the future of ice hockey. >> the boys will be in the nhl i may not be in the nhl still,
but hopefully i am. >> sawyer and simon seidl. >> happy you're here. >> how was it last night in. >> it was great. it was such a great experience to meet one of our favorite players, since we started hockey it was great >> well, we're so proud of you all. we have a little surprise for you. we have ms. savannah sellers >> they missed the game with their own team at the hail mary school to be here, since you missed it, we wanted this to be a special moment for them as well what's up, savannah? >> hey, you guys, how cool is that all right. it was so sweet of you guys to get up early to watch and support them, and we know it's the height of your hockey season, so we couldn't leave you out, so this is something you guys didn't know about stand up, come with me, we're going to take you into the locker room, we've got something to show you. jack, come on, we have got you guys all new top of the line safety equipment from dick's supporting goods, from p.k.
subban, and adidas, we wanted to make sure you were included in the morning of surprises how cool, some of this new stuff, check it out. >> this is so dope >> i think we pulled it off, you guys. >> i would say so. >> i love your reaction. you're like, i can't wait to get home what do you think? >> that's great. thank you for the gifts to us and to our team. appreciate that. >> that's so cool. >> savannah, thank you as well >> you know, your mom and dad are in the background, love you guys too >> steve, molly, thank you. >> come on out >> there's steve and molly how proud are you of these boys? >> we're pretty proud. they're kind of good kids. >> hey, molly, how are you. >> can't wait. we'll be watching you on tv soon.
>> just ahead, the fun times and all the laughs and there were so many that we shared in 2019. >> all coming up after a look at your local news. good morning, it is 8:26, the rheem theater is reopening according to the eastbound times, will this have an expanded auditorium and a screen that will be showing the new star wars movie. >> let's get a look at that morning commute for you. >> if you had to commute through any of the bridges you know we had some fender benders making some slow spots. they are in san jose near mission boulevard. i'm happy to report that that earlier crash along westbound 80
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♪ oh christmas tree oh christma tree however green unchanging ♪h ♪ oh christmas tree oh christma tree however green unchanging ♪ >> wow >> if that does not get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will, ladies and gentlemen it is choir week here at "today," and that is the incredible new york city children's chorus giving our crowd just a little taste of "oh christmas tree." >> by the way, they have been braving the cold and they are
incredible hats off to them, we have more music from them in just a moment also we're going to take a look back at all the fun we have on this show. >> we managed to have a little fun. how about a quick check of the weather mr. roker. we are looking at bitterly cold weather in the northeast to the mid atlantic states, all the wa good morning, i'm kari hall, we're seeing a lot of clouds rolling by this morning, but they will be clearing out for the afternoon and the wet weather has moved on. we're going to see also another dry day tomorrow and then the rain returns late saturday evening off and on the day and they taper off on monday and a new system will arrive on christmas eve that brings in more rain on christmas day. we'll see cool temperatures staying mostly in the mid to upper 50s. >> that's your latest weather, hoda. >> all right, al, coming up, friendly rivalries, epic team work, unforgettable concerts, celebrations for every season. we have got you covered. we had an awesome 2019
we are back. jenna bush hager we are back. jenna bush hager joins us. >> the thanksgiving day parade has come and gone, the rockefeller center christmas tree is glowing bright there's one more holiday tradition this year. >> it's our annual look back at the fun we have had over the past year, including a lot of happy news in our own family ♪ i wake up in the morning wide awake for the day and i say what a morning it's all okay ♪ ♪ it's all real and that's why feel everything is awesome everything is cool when you're part of the team ♪ ♪ everything is awesome when you're living out a dream living out a dream ♪
>> the five of us all together again for the first time. >> the last time i saw hoda, she said to me i'll see you tomorrow at work, that was last april where have you been. >> hoda, are you there >> oh, i'm here. hi, guys >> do you have something to tell us >> it's a girl it's a girl. >> oh, my gosh >> hoda's back >> i got up early, i'm exhausted so i'm going to take tomorrow off. >> carson daly is back from the red eye. >> in the land i come from chairs turn. >> her initials are hoda kotb and she's engaged. >> what? >> what are you talking about?
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>> i take that and i raise you you are going to have to go into the subway system and serve breakfast to commuters singing the saints fight song. >> when the saints go marching in i lost a bet >> would you like a cookie, i'll slide it right under there. >> look at our beautiful model here >> wow, what a walk. >> you're stomping that runway, craig. >> i break in all of savannahs shoes. she wears on the "today" show, and these ones, savannah, i'm . >> this is not my shoe size. >> that's a little big. >> it is the first official day of spring. >> and you are dressed bright as a sunshine i'm going to hold this throughout the entire show. >> it's a fashion faceoff day between you two. >> are you going to do it? >> i'm ready, yeah >> this is my flu shot shirt
oh you guys don't have a flu shot shirt. >> i'm going to say i love your glasses, and i want to steal them. >> your glasses have been the talk of the internet, sir. >> i think they work great on everybody. >> al, you know i love you, and i have supported you in this glasses journey on, but this might be just one step too far >> oh, who knows >> it's not unusual to be loved by you. >> foot loose. >> come on >> i had the time of my life >> dancing, dancing yeah yeah. >>. ♪ the one tha ♪ the one that i need oh, yes
indeed ♪ >> happy halloween. >> lentil. >> five finger discount over here >> oh, come on >> al, come get this one too >> okay, great. >> how hot is the hot, it's like the good kind of hot >> just a little bite. >> just kidding, it's really hot. >> i think it means to split down the center. >> it means to dispatch the cock. >> suddenly i'm not hungry. >> i don't know if that's the way one holds a knife but. >> 52 chefs from all over the country. ♪ ♪ i'm styling and i'm here with savannah dressed in pink like hannah montana ♪ >> is your name really savannah
or is that something like some newsroom editor said, listen susan, susan guthrie just don't make it. >> is it true that tiffany haddish has trouble finding good men? >> well, yeah. >> what are you looking for? >> i'm looking for good credit, number one ♪ >> congratulations just had to say that real quick. >> what about the licking was going on there's a lot of licking. >> i licked jason derulo. >> when it's gone, you're gone. >> when i'm gone, he's gone. it's easy. >> you have a patch on your eye. >> that's correct. really good observation harry. >> i'm a reporter, i have done this for a long time >> yes i can't handle the cuteness of what's happening. >> right here, security hasn't
stopped me yet. >> you have three kids >> so it's all women, how are you dealing with all of that, you love it. >> i'm doing my part to wipe men off the face of the earth. >> people are being very complimentary about it. >> yeah, we believe those people. >> it never sucks to get oscar buzz >> who says that. >> man, they're buzzing about the oscars. >> i'm a huge savannah guthrie fan. >> we crunched the numbers this morning, though, $6.6 billion. that is -- >> money i made for other people >> is this true that sometimes you have to relearn the older stuff? >> yeah, that's one of the joys of doing some of the old songs. >> i think you should run for president. i think you embody the absolute best >> thanks for coming by.
that was a weird ending. >> everybody dance now. >> ♪ i'm in a new york state of mind ♪ ♪ every time you are near ♪ just like me long to be close to you ♪ ♪ jolene, jolene -- >> you better stick to your hosting. >> my goodness this is a rowdy bunch. >> we have a major crowd. >> we have our pink boxing gloves on. we have one thing in common, all survivors. >> it's international day of the girl, and we have so many
inspiring young ladies here. >> we are very honored to have an -- >> as the first ever class to graduate on our plaza, congratulations to the class of 2019 >> this side of the plaza, that side of the plaza. >> this is a sea of humanity spreading all the way up ♪ medicine ♪ i could be your medicine yeah heard you got a baby don't you i could be a lie don't you ever say i never want to ♪ ♪ think i need some medicine i could be your medicine yeah think you need some medicine give you a taste of what you give out ♪ no one knows about you about you
my typical girl it's true i'm my typical girl it's true i'm a sucker for you ♪ ♪ i do my hair toss check my nails, baby how we feeling ♪ ♪ hair toss check my nails, bab how we feeling ♪ ♪ good as hell ♪ good as hell ♪ say good as hell ely and a hard place ♪ ♪ meet me in the middle i'm losing my mind just a little ♪
♪ better than that ♪. >> hold on, here's deborah. >> al's wife. >> you're on the air. >> it's hoda al's on the air. >> i'll call you back. >> i'll call you back. >> what are you doing? >> i thought they said craig move. >> al if you could just shift just a little bit. >> i'm sorry >> over this way >> they want to get rid of lmnop. they want to go lm. >> no, it's lmnop, qrs, what happened to p, it's running down your leg >> we're all 12 today. >> what are you eating >> i don't know. i just eat at inappropriate times. >> ♪ life is sweet life ain't easy but it's free something real something changed before it goes away celebrate yeah yeah
yeah ♪ ♪ celebrate yeah yeah yeah life is short life is sweet life ♪ ss ain't easy but it's free ♪ ♪ so before it goes away yeah celebrate yeah yeah celebrate yeah yeah yeah ♪ ♪ life is short life is sweet life ain't easy but it's free something real something strange so before it goes away celebrate yeah yeah yeah ♪ ♪ celebrate yeah yeah yeah >> good times. >> and that song is perfect, life is short, life is sweet, let's celebrate. we have the best group here. >> we sure do. >> and we have the best people who put that together for us you guys, can we please think erica eleven, molly paul, and
york city children's chorus. ♪ among the leaves so green her we come a wand ring to be seen love and joy come to you ♪ ♪ and to you too and god bless you and send you a happy new year and god send you a happy new year ♪ ♪ back from door to door, we ar your neighbors children who you have seen before love and joy come to you and to your household too and god bless you and send you a help ♪ ♪ new year and god send you a happy new year ♪ ♪ god bless the master out of the south and all the little children around the table go love and joy come to you and to you and god bless you and send ♪ ♪ you a happy new year and god send you a happy new year ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas we wish you a merry christmas we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year ♪ ♪ good tidings we bring to you
send you a and your king good tidings for christmas and a help new year ♪ ♪ now bring us some figgy pudding and bring it right here ♪ ♪ we won't until we get some we won't go until we get some we won't go until we get some so bring it right here ♪ ♪ good tidings we bring to you and your kin good tidings for christmas and a happy new year ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas we wish you a merry christmas w♪ ♪ good tidings w wish you a merry christmas and ♪ ♪ now bring us some figgy pudding and bring it right here ♪ ♪ we won't until we get some we won't go until we get some we won't go until we get some so bring it right here ♪ ♪ good tidings we bring to you and your kin good tidings for christmas and a happy new year ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas we wish you a merry christmas we wish you a merry christmas and a
happy new year ♪ >> happy new year ♪ >> yes hey. >> come on you all, let's give them some love >> well done >> you guys, thank you. you all right? everybody's good, you're good? >> here's what folks don't realize at home, it's like 15 degrees. >> that's fantastic. >> we're going to get you all some figgy pudding. >> merry christmas, everybody, we're going to be back in a moment but first, this is "today" on
well, we wish we could introduce you to every single nbc. well, we wish we could introduce you to every single person in the new york city chorus, on three, each of you say your name. >> that sounded great. >> what an awesome chorus. >> thank you to andrew and mary over there >> nice job, you guys. >> and remember the detroit
youth choir will be here tomorrow along with the newly crowned miss america, she'll be crowned on nbc tonight, she'll join us tomorrow, "3rd hour of today" straight ahead. >> should we step away and let these kids get their due. >> absolutely. thanks you all, have a great day. but first, your local news
it is 8:56 i'm marcus washington. leaders today are concerning new short-term rentals. more has been in place since the halloween party shooting at an air bnb where five people died. homeowners are now required to be on sight when when terenters there. happening now today in the bay sharon is in orinda.
live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of today. >> are you okay? >> well, good morning. >> that could have been -- >> normally -- >> i was trying to shift and get ready and my foot slipped. anyway, good morning >> good morning. >> welcome to the third hour of "today." i am here with chanel and craig. but that's not all we've been doing this job swaps the last few weeks, so we have a special guest here for our last job swap of 2019 i did his job, he's coming on to try my job not giving any more away, but he is going to join us in a minute. >> it's a "he" >> yes a little bit later this hour, a story we brought to you yester m