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until rain where you are. it's like, get me inside! that's what is happening today on "today in the bay." we're back in 25 minutes with a live local news update. >> make it a terrific tuesday. stay dry out there. the "today" show is next. good morning. demanding an . good morning. demanding answers. >> i loved my son. it could have been you, it could have been you. >> families of the victims killed in that tragic stampede at a concert in houston speaking out as lawsuits are filed. >> there was not enough medical personnel, not enough security personnel. >> and the fbi joins the investigation. this morning, new details about what went wrong and the warning given to rapper travis scott by officials before he took the stage as the fire chief joins us for a live interview. tears of joy.
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emotional reunions from coast to coast as u.s. airports and borders reopen to vaccinated travelers from around the world. while the biden administration pushes back against lawsuits and protests over strict new mandates for larger businesses. we'll have the very latest. expanding the investigation, six more associates of former president trump issued subpoenas by congress in the wake of the january 6th insurrection. straight ahead, the new questions lawmakers want answered. splashdown, overnight, a dramatic return to earth for the four-person nasa spacex crew. how they're feeling after spending 200 days in space. those stories, plus honoring alex. >> welcome, everybody, to "jeopardy!." >> "jeopardy!" brings back its most famous champion as the quiz show marks one year since the loss of legendary host alex trebek. the touching new tributes from him family, just ahead.
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and down to the wire again. >> lofts one into the end zone. it is caught. >> the bears and steelers locked in another nfl thriller. pittsburgh taking the lead with just seconds to go, setting up this dramatic moment for chicago. >> kick on the way. >> hits the crossbar. >> the battle decided by mere inches today, tuesday, november 9th, 2021. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, guys. welcome to "today." happy you're joining us on a tuesday morning. what another game, man. the steelers, the steel nation is up. >> you got to stay up late these days if you want to find out what happens in the nfl. how nice to see those moments of celebration. two years in the making between families and friends as the u.s.
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opens its borderers to vaccinated travelers. >> also, more hopeful signs in the nation's recovery, the rollout of vaccines for younger kids and overnight important news on booster shots for adults. we have it covered just ahead. >> happening today for the first time in decades the plaza that sur rounds the tomb of the unknown soldier will be opening to the public. this is a an honor for dignitaries but there's a special reason why. craig was in washington and he will have that story later. >> we begin with new details and questions surrounding that fatal stampede te astroworld concert in houston. the fbi now getting involved in that investigation as we learn more about the victories. in a moment we will speak to the chief of the houston fire department, but first, nbc's morgan chesky is standing by with the very latest. hey, morgan, good morning. >> hoda, good morning. as the memorial for those eight victims grows so does the scrutiny into figuring out how this could have happened in the first place. police are calling this a criminal investigation and
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enlisting the help of the narcotics and homicide divisions to try to find some answers here as some concertgoers are now fighting for their lives. this morning, every frame of astroworld fest video painting a more disturbing picture of the deadly crowd surge, and scrutiny on the response to the massive crowd. houston police say more than 500 officers and 750 security guards were on-site, yet with two reported emergency plans it wasn't enough. houston's police chief visiting scott personally before the show, expressing concerns regarding public safety. somewhere in this crushing sea of fans eight victims lost their lives. one of them 21-year-old axila acosta. the weight of the crowd suffocating him. >> axle died as a result of a phenomena known as crowd rush. >> reporter: his father heartbroken. >> i loved my son. it could be you, it could be you. >> reporter: the family joining
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a growing number of lawsuits. >> what was happening inside that crowd? >> just a complete loss of tr where i was going. >> reporter: not accused of doing so friday, scott's no stranger to inciting crowds. in 2015 the rapper pled guilty to reckless conduct after allegedly encouraging fans to rush the stage in chicago and in 2017, similarly pled guilty to disorderly conduct after allegedly urging fans to jump barricades at an arkansas concert. after friday's tragedy scott was devastated announcing he will cover all funeral costs and provide further aid. the blount family praying for all the help they can get. 9-year-old ezra was on his father's shoulders before falling into the crowd. >> the crowd started going crazy, and he goes, i can't
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breathe, i can't breathe. >> reporter: now ezra is in a coma, his hopeful family by his side. >> it's just a lot of things that could have prevented that and it's really no excuse for >> reporter: and we've learned today that travis scott will not be performing at a weekend concert in las vegas. the performer says he's too distraught to play and promised full refunds to anyone who bought a ticket to the astroworld festival. and we've heard from drake. the rapper saying he is heartbroken for the families and friends of the victims who lost their lives. >> thank you very much. joining us is houston's fire chief, samuel pena. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning. >> it's been a few days but do you have any better idea of what may have initiated, caused the crowd to start stampeding the stage? >> savannah, first of all, i would like to express our condolences to the families of the deceased and certainly our prayers are with them and the injured that still remain in the hospital.
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the investigation is still ongoing. it's still in its infancy for sure, but we're getting some picture of what may have caused this incident. it seems as though the crowd began to try to push towards the front to get as close to the stage as they could when mr. scott's set began. what was happening is the barricades that were placed in -- to prevent the surge towards the stage, in essence, caused other areas of pinch points and as the crowd began to surge and push and compress towards the front, it was those people in the center that began to get crushed and the injuries started to begin. we're still trying to determine what caused the crowd to begin that surge, but certainly we're looking at everything. we're participating with the houston police department who
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has taken the lead on this investigation and we owe it to the families and certainly we need to ensure that this does not happen again. >> your department and the houston police department declared as mass casualty event at approximately 9:38. the first patient treated by your paramedics two minutes later and the music reportedly continued until 10:15. do you think someone should called off the concert? would that have helped minimize the injuries here? >> well, look, there's certainly a lot of questions to be answered there. we did declare a mass casualty incident a little after 9:30 and, you know, i'm glad we were prepositioned ahead of time, even though the plan did not call for that to happen, we had resources on scene monitoring the conversations. we had some units pre-deployed and some that were requested soon after the incident
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commander there was beginning to hear the chatter and the incident escalate. so we were able to quickly respond as soon as we knew that the private company that was providing the medical component became overwhelmed. >> let me ask you, you lad been quoted in "the new york times" saying the one person who can really call for and get a tactical pause when something goes wrong is that performer. they have that bullypulpit and they have a responsibility. let me be very blunt about it, do you believe the performer travis scott should have called an end to the concert once he saw what was taking place in front of the stage? >> absolutely. look, we all have a responsibility. everybody in that -- at that event has a responsibility. starting from the artist on down. certainly as soon as they became aware and there was evidence that the crowd itself was trying to approach some of their private security, the security that was in that -- closer to
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that stage, that something was wrong. at one point there was an ambulance that was trying to make its way through the crowd and, you know, the artist has command of that crowd. in my opinion, this is my opinion right now because everything is going to be fleshed out throughout the investigation, but certainly, the artist, if he notices something going on, he can certainly pause that performance, turn on the lights and say hey, we're not going to continue until this thing is resolved. that's one way to do it. >> and just to -- one more point on this issue, do you have any evidence, do you have any reason to believe that performer or anyone on stage initiated or encouraged this rushing of the stage? you know, we've obviously reported there have been a couple prior guilty pleas by
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travis scott with this kind of conduct. this is a separate night, a separate incident. is there any evidence that you've collected that suggests in any way he initiated this? >> no, not at this point. i'm not prepared to say that. i'm not prepared to say that he was fully aware of what was going on. all i'm saying is that everybody at that event from the artist on down, security and everybody that's there to provide public safety, including the crowds, right, in general, we all have a responsibility when we attend these venues to ensure each other's safety and so everybody is -- we're a community at these events. all these are going to be -- all these answers are going to be provided as soon as the investigation is completed, but we really need to take a critical look at everything that went on there because we cannot have this happen again. here in the city or anywhere. >> absolutely.
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eight people having lost their lives, the stakes couldn't be higher. houston fire chief, samuel pena, thank you for your time this morning, sir. appreciate it. >> thank you. you all be safe. now to the latest on the fight against the pandemic. this morning the nationwide push to vaccinate younger children is intensifying. we're also seeing those emotional reunions as u.s. borders are reopened to vaccinated travelers. sight for sore eyes. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has more. hey, miguel, good morning. >> hoda, good morning. the white house remains focused on vaccinations including inoculating the young as the best defense against the pandemic. it comes just as many more families are reuniting, with borders slowly reopening. this morning, joyful scenes at u.s. airports as families separated by the pandemic for almost two years reunite. the government reopening u.s. borders to 33 countries yesterday including many in europe.
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adult travelers who had been blocked now allowed to enter with proof of vaccination and testing. many thrilled to see families again. >> i'm beside myself. >> reporter: though america may be open from the outside, internal debate over covid vaccinations rages on. the white house trying to fend off a legal challenge aimed at preventing the nation's most sweeping mandate. after a federal appeals panel blocked osha's requirement that businesses with 100 in or more employees ensure workers are vaccinated or wear a mask and face weekly testing, the administration fired back saying the rule saves lives. >> the department of labor has a responsibility to keep workers safe and the legal authority to do so. >> reporter: the mandate would impact roughly 85 million people or one in four americans. the january 4th enforcement date now in limbo. it comes amid a broad push to
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inoculate children 5 to 11 from new york to los angeles, many schools are now offering covid vaccines on campus. >> nothing is more important than our children's health. it's up to us to keep them safe. >> reporter: the first lady at a virginia elementary school hoping to encourage parents who were torn. >> it means they're safer, we have elderly parents in our home and we want to make sure they stay safe. >> reporter: this morning the continuing push for vaccines as the federal mandate hangs in the balance. >> miguel, there's headlines this morning talking about pfizer looking at expanding who qualifies for booster shots. what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, hoda, pfizer is expected to seek authorization for its boosters 18 and above. as early as this week according to the "washington post." right now only people 65 or older and those with underlying conditions and folks who work in high-risk
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settings qualify for ones. this would mark a major milestone amid concerns of waning immunity as we head into the winter. >> miguel almaguer, thanks. the capital insurrection back in the headlines. craig with more on the investigation. >> hey, savannah, hoda, good morning. good morning to you as well. the investigation into the january 6th siege taking a new step forward this morning with the house committee now the house committee now issuing subpoenas to six more associates close to former president trump. nbc's white hous correspondent peter alexander has that story >> reporter: this morning the investigation into the january 6th insurrection is expanding. the house committee issuing subpoenas to six more associates of former president trump who were involved in his efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat chairman benry in thompson in a statement says his committee is demanding documents and testimony from the campaign officials and others who participated in a war room ahead of the riots, and discussed how
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to stop the certification of joe biden's victory. among the questions investigators want answered, who the associates were talking to in the white house and in congress what connections they had with rallies that escalated into a riot and who paid for it all. >> i think the subpoenas go to the heart of the conspiracy to basically overturn the results of a free and fair election. i think it's that serious. >> reporter: the lineup includes former president trump's campaign manager bill steppien and senior adviser jason miller who reportedly attended that war room meeting in an exclusive washington hotel on january 5th, strategyizing how to pressure vice president mike pence not to certify the electoral results as well as campaign aide angela mccall lum who the committee says was part of the pressure campaign on state officials leaving this voicemail last december for a michigan state representative urging them to back alternate electors who
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would support mr. trump over biden who won the state. >> we want to know when there's a resolution in the house to appoint lectors for trump if the president can count on you to join in support. >> reporter: also subpoenaed former national security adviser inquiry in court also this morning, a california police officers during the insurrection says that he has fled to europe and may now seek asylum in belarus. interview with belarus state tvb was charged eaear with six crimes related to his alleged participation in the rof political persecution here in the u.s. craig? >> chief white house correspondent peter alexander,
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>> a beautiful morning hey, this morning here in the northeast and a good portion of the country going to be looking at warmer than average temperatures big area of high pressure through the gulf that is pumping up warm air from the south look at these temperatures today. new york city over the next few days, going to be in the mid 60s, mid 60s in d.c. in fact, low 70s today upper 60s as you get into indianapolis temperatures anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees above average then as we move into the great lakes look at this, minneapolis in the 50s detroit in the mid 50s by thursday, 64, 70s down in nashville. temperatures again anywhere 5 to 15 degrees above average but here comes the cold canadian air. part of this front bringing in much cooler conditions omaha will be seeing temperatures on friday down 10 degrees below average. 50 in wichita, 43 chicago, minneapolis into the 30s and then as we move into saturday that cold air continues to head to the east.
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charlotte, pittsburgh, detroit, memphis down to atlanta, 5 to 10 degrees ber in the northeast. sunny and mild down through texas and some sierra snow moving in. big storm going to go coast to coast and look at that in the next half hour next half hour but in the meantime your local s to fulfill many wishes. forecast in the next 30 seconds. and when everyone is smiling and having their fun i can turn my sleigh north because my job here is done. it's not magic that makes more holiday deliveries to homes in the us than anyone else, it's the hardworking people of the united states postal service. good tuesday morning. i am meteorologist, kari hall. on and off light showers across the bay area, and we see the storm moving out but still
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scattered showers from marin county moving over towards richmond. we will see the rain continue as we are still seeing the moisture streaming in from the coast into the bay area. our forecast shows the chance for showers in early afternoon and dry going into the weekend as our temperatures warm up. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you coming up, ken jennings returned to "jeopardy" as guest host exactly one year after the loss of alex trebek how he and trebek's family are remembering and honoring the beloved icon. >> what time do you go to bed every night? we'll take a closer look at a new revelation about the very specific hour your head should hit the pillow to lower your
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with kari hall. >> there are spots taking a break from the downpours. not all of us are seeing it, and the north bay is the main area we are watching and it shows the hour-by-hour forecast heading towards noon, it shows it tapering off. we are heading towards the low 70s in inland bay areas. in san francisco, rain for today but we do not have more rain in the near future, and we will continue to monitor that as the rainfall totals add up. we will see in some spots rainfall totals that have gotten over two inches in parts of the north bay, but still a little compared to what we need at this point. temperatures in the mid-60s today, you will need the jacket as well as the umbrella as you are heading out this morning. we will start to see some milder weather in the forecast as we
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get some sunshine by the end of the week, laura. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us as well. another local news update is coming up in about half an hour. hope to see you then. have a great morning. (background talking and laughing)
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a late night successful splash down off the coast of florida. the four-person nasa spacex crew returning from a record mission aboard the international space station. >> and here is the record. 199 full days in orbit that, ladies and gentlemen, is the longest ever by an entirely s u.s. launched crew >> what do you suppose you want to do, the first thing go to disney land? >> have a meal >> stretch out >> welcome home. welcome back to earth. you've missed nothing. here are the 7:30 headlines. we begin with critical testimony
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in the kyle rittenhouse trial. he's accused of killing two people and wounding another during a racial justice protest in kenosha, wisconsin, last summer one of the men rittenhouse shot took the witness stand yesterday. gaige grosskreutz said he had gone to the protests to serve as a volunteer medic. he told jurors he confronted rittenhouse after seeing him shoot another man >> i thought the defendant was an active shooter. i had to do something to prevent myself from being killed or being shot >> attorneys for rittenhouse insist their client acted in self-defense, fearing the three men he shot were going to harm him the 18-year-old could testify later this week. so if you are hitting the road or catching a flight this thanksgiving, you're not by yourself aaa predicts more than 53 million americans are going to travel for the holiday that's up 13% from last year, bringing travel volume to near prepandemic levels experts say if you're holding out, you're waiting for a better price for a flight or a hotel, forget about it.
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prices are only going up as we inch closer to the holidays. to the nfl now and a thrilling back and forth finish on monday night football as the pittsburgh steelers took on the chicago bears. >> throws on the run lofts one in the end zone. it's caught. it's mooney for the touchdown. >> so the bears, who were down by two touchdowns at the beginning of the fourth quarter come all the way back to take the lead. two minutes left to play and moments later, the steelers march down the field and retake the lead on this 40-yard field goal 26 seconds to go the bears would just barely, barely miss this one 65 yard attempt. time expires ball hits the crossbar hoda kotb, you called it doink. >> is that what he said? >> he called it, doink pittsburgh hold on to win it, 29-27.
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>> it's bad enough that the poor guy missed and you guys are all doinking >> that's the found the ball makes when it hits the crossbar. >> i know, i know. meanwhile, a familiar face is back on "jeopardy!" this week amid new remember anns of alex trebek one year after the loss of the loss of the legendary host >> joe fryer is here with more >> ken jennings returned as guest host last night. his first show back was something on the one year anniversary of trebek's death. something he didn't know when recording the episode. he told "usa today producers kept that from him because they didn't want to put that in his head now jennings is paying tribute by showing viewers a precious gift he received from the trebek family >> and now hosting "jeopardy!" ken jennings >> the greatest contestant of all time is back as host >> welcome, everybody, to "jeopardy!." >> ken jennings returned monday for his second stint behind the "jeopardy!" lectern. >> i miss alex a lot when i'm in here, i feel like he's probably in the building somewhere. it's hard not to talk about him
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in the present tense >> a year ago, jennings was the first guest host to fill in following trebek's death on his first day, he received a gift >> i'm wearing them today, my alex trebek cufflinks are the only cufflinks i own they're kind of a good luck charm for me >> they came from alex's wife, jean >> what a lovely gesture that was from jean. at a time when they were dealing with grief and challenges. she thought about "jeopardy!" and she thought about me, a person she has never even met. and i thought, what a lovely thing to do. she's fantastic. >> monday, alex's family posted tributes from social media including one from daughter nicky who wrote i see you in the subtle, i miss you in the moments. earlier this year jean opened up to savannah about her husband's enduring legacy. >> he wanted to, i think, empower people to move through whatever challenge they had in life with a sense of inner strength, inner dignity, and love >> as for "jeopardy!" the show is moving on after former
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executive producer mike richards' tenure as host came to a quick end following a string of controversies for now, jennings and actress mayim bialik are hosting as the quiz show's emcees, saying bialik is a delightful host asking if he wants the gig full time, he said you're not going to see me in the papers talking about how important it is that i ended up hosting i would love it, but honestly feel deep down "jeopardy!" is going to be okay either way. >> ken is probably right there so we know mayim bialik has been hosting for several weeks. any idea how long he's expected to host? >> well you'll see ken jennings for three weeks straight and then off and on for the foreseeable future, rotating with bialik. no word on when "jeopardy" plans to name a permanent host they honored trebek with a message at the end, quote, you are missed every day definitely true. >> very big shoes to fill there. thank you. >> thank you >> just ahead, what does your bedtime have to do with the
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specific bedtime >> really specific nbc's kerry sanders joins us with the story hi kerry, good morning >> good morning. i'm not in my bedroom, guys, here this is the miami sleep life center here. every night, different patients come in and they hook them up to these leads to determine how their sleeping patterns are. now there's a new study that shows it's not only about getting eight hours of sleep and when you go to sleep and there is a relationship between when you go to sleep and heart disease. by now, we all know mom was right. going to bed and getting a good night's sleep makes it so much easier to get through the day. but now new research shows the exact time you go to bed could determine how healthy your heart beats. the european society of cardiology's latest study shows falling asleep between 10 and 11:00 p.m. lowers the risk of
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developing cardiovascular disease, warning early or late bedtimes may be more likely to disrupt the body clock the study, which followed 88,000 people in the united kingdom for nearly six years found night owls who went to bed after midnight had a 25% higher risk while surprisingly, those who said good night before 10:00 had a 24% higher risk. when compared to those who fell asleep in that golden hour, between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. the connection between clocking what time you go to sleep and cardiac risk, even more pronounced among women >> people have a tendency to more think of cognitive health when they think of sleep but remember something, when you're asleep, it's giving your heart a bit of a break to rest and relax for the next day when you shorten that time, your heart unfortunately doesn't get the rest it needs.
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>> americans still adjusting to life after covid lockdowns report they're increasingly finding it a struggle to get the snooze time they needs since the pandemic began researchers around the globe have seen a surge in sleep disorders. two of every three american adults report they're sleeping more or less than they want to how can you combat what they're calling corona-somnia? >> set a timer on your phone, to remind you it's time to go to bed. number two, have an accountability partner the third one, don't do anything before bed where you lose track of time like scrolling on your phone. >> so, kerry, what is it about this golden hour between 10:00 and 11:00, an hour none of us have ever seen before, that makes it so much healthier for your heart >> well, you know, folks who did the study looking at people sleeping like this following all of their monitoring realize that it has something to do with
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their circadian rhythms that w have when they go to sleep they don't have a direct causation figured out yet. that's the next part of the study. as you pointed out, some people do not go to bed in that golden hour for good reason, right? >> that's right. kerry, thank you >> you go to bed at 10:00 at night? >> well, i don't like to go to bed much before nick but the problem is, i get up early so probably negating the golden hour. >> and you don't nap >> no. >> you go straight through you power through. >> well, because then i can't go to sleep at night. >> you're also the most energetic person i know. how do you do it >> i don't know. i work with you guys >> he's not human. >> i work with you guys. that's what does it. that's what does it. hey, we've got a big storm coming into the west i mean, this thing, you already see snow and rain stretching from southern california all the way into the pacific northwest a big powerful storm today, rain and snow move inland strong winds along the west coast. this is a coast to coast storm system that's going to be bringing heavy rain. and then the second part of this system, it makes its way tomorrow into the midwest and
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the plains storm will redevelop there look for severe storms by afternoon and evening and then it will continue to move east as we make our way on thursday. the storms move into the northeast on friday with heavy rain snow back into the rockies and the upper midwest. we're going to be looking at snow squalls around the great lakes. heavy rain, anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of rain the u.p. of michigan all the way down into the midwest. and as we make our way into the northeast, through friday, we're talking about heavy rain stretching from washington, d.c. all the wa good morning. i am meteorologist, kari hall, and storm ranger showing rain moving through parts of the bay area right now. we will see the rain streaming in and you can see the clouds reaching to the coast and bringing us wet weather for the time being. the rest of the forecast is dry and our temperatures will be
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arlington national cemetery and the tomb of the unknown soldier. sheinelle joins us, as well. >> this week is 100 years since the national monument's dedication and it's being marked in an unprecedented way. today and tomorrow, the public will be able to enter the chains that surround the sacred sit to pay respects and lay flowers. >> craig, you had a chance to speak to some military families, really emotional moments there >> yeah. i went down to d.c. last week and you could make the argument that arlington national cemetery is some of the most hallowed ground in this country but in addition to the tomb, there are these sentinels, 24/7, 365 days a year, since 1948 they have stood watch guarding that tomb so we've got some unprecedented access to see precisely how it is they do that. and the military precision that
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it requires is breathtaking, to say the least. so veterans day, of course, is on thursday. and to honor the 100 year anniversary of the dedication of that tomb, they are allowing people to go and do something they haven't done before >> usually just presidents and -- >> dignitaries, yeah >> wow >> for everybody, wow. what an opportunity and your story is coming up in just a few minutes. also ahead, shifting gears on popstart, a mind blowing discovery from the world of pop music. you see these two pictures here, flooring the fans of nsync and britney spears >> i think i saw it on twitter plus a fun conversation with hollywood superstar dwyane johnson on working alongside ryan reynold and gal gadot and their new film and the rock's most important role, a girl dad first your local news. that is incredible. it's the multi-flex tailgate. it can be a step, it can even become a workspace. i meant the cat. what's so great about him? he doesn't have a workspace. the chevy silverado with the available multi-flex tailgate.
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see on and off rain. we can still see that there's some rain off the coast that will continue to add up as we go throughout the day. on and off rain up until noon, and then this evening that clears out and the rest of our forecast is dry. headed into veterans day, we will see temperatures up to 70 degrees for inland areas, and highs in the low 70s this weekend. san francisco will continue to see highs in the mid to upper 60s. laura? >> thanks so much. we'll be back with another local news update in about half an hour. hope to see you then. have a great morning.
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it's 8:00 on "today. coming up, concert chaos. new details on that music festival tragedy as the fbi joins the investigation. houston police revealing they had two emergency plans, still not enough to avert the deadly crowd surge. >> i'm a big guy and i couldn't control where i was going. >> a live report, straight ahead. ivf nightmare, the mix-up that led two families to have each other's babies. how the mistake was uncovered months after the births and what the families are saying today. plus, those who serve.
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>> he always wanted to be a soldier, never anything else >> we honor our veterans at the tomb of the unknown soldier. this morning, the site opening to the public for the first time in decades craig's emotional conversation with one of the golds star mothers dedicated to remembering the fallen and get ready to rock. we are one-on-one with dwayne johnson to talk about his new movie, being a girl dad, and the tough advice he got when starting out as an actor today, tuesday, november 9th, 2021 >> mother/daughter trip to meet the "today" crew from portland, oregon >> good morning to our beautiful grandchildren. >> back in north carolina. >> from bakersfield, california. >> and new york city to cheer on our kentucky wildcats.
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>> go big blue >> sending love to m husband, bernie, in minnetonka, minnesota. >> from fullerton, california. >> celebrating 11 years together >> hello, minnesota. >> we're greg and sherry hyde. >> and we're celebrating our second anniversary with the "today" show on the plaza. >> come on, we have the best spot welcome back we're so happy that you're starting your day with us. we're going to visit with them >> nice, warm day in the northeast. >> sure is let's get right to our news at 8:00 shall we the fbi has joined the criminal investigation as new questions emerge about that deadly crowd surge at a texas music festival. nbc's morgan chesky joins us from houston with the very latest hey, morgan, good morning. >> reporter: hey, hoda, good morning. police are making this very clear, this is a criminal investigation. they are enlisting the help of both the narcotics and criminal division to try and find some answers here but there are so many parts to
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this investigation that is still very much ongoing. right now, nbc news tracking at least 17 lawsuits in this case here families trying to seek damages of the victims also seek permanent changes into how these massive concerts are organized. houston police say they had at least 500 officers there at the scene. 700 security officers and, yet, things still got out of hand, despite having reported two emergency plans in place houston's police chief saying he made a personal visit to scott's trailer just minutes before he took the stage expressing that he had concerns about the attitude, the fervor of the crowd that was starting to rise. and we're hearing from the fire is chief as well who says that the performer had an opportunity to de-escalate the situation take a listen. >> the artist, if he notices something that's going on, he can certain pause that performance, turn on the lights and say, hey, we're not going to continue until this thing is
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resolved >> the fire chief made it clear it does not appear that scott encouraged fans to approach the stage. meanwhile, scott says he will not be performing this weekend saying he is too distraught to play and is promising returns for any fans who bought a ticket to that astroworld festival. the popular trading ap robinhood says it was hacked last week. hackers gained access to personal information on about 7 million users and demanded a ransom payment from the company. robinhood says most of the affected customers had their email addresses or their full names stolen some had their birth dates and zip codes taken. the company says it does not believe any social security or bank account numbers were exposed. to los angeles now where a couple is suing a fertility clinic over an ivf mix-up. the woman says, get this, she was implanted with the wrong embryo and gave birth to a stranger's child while the
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stranger had her baby. nbc's stephanie gosk is here with the details on this one this is a wild story >> it is a wild story, craig good morning ivf is a procedure that fertilizes eggs with sperm in a lab before being implanted in a woman's uterus the couple says the california center for reproductive health made a mistake, botching the ivf process and mixing up embryos. for one california couple, a life-changing mistake altered their dream of having a child. >> it's a truly impossible nightmare. >> daphna cardinale says she carried a child via ivf to term. she and her husband, alexander, raising a baby girl for months only to discovered the child was a different race and genetically unrelated to them. >> the heartbreak and confusion, cannot be understated. >> unable to conceive their second child on their own, they had turned to the california center for reproductive health to freeze their embryos and get in vitro fertilization following one unsuccessful try,
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the procedures worked. >> that's it i'm settled and done, my life is perfect. >> after birth, the couple began suspecting the child may not be theirs >> the moment our second daughter was born should have been among the happiest of my life but i immediately felt shaken and confused as to why i didn't recognize her. >> they ordered a dna test, confirming their worst fears >> the child that daphna birthed was not related to either daphna or alexander >> instead of breast-feeding my own child, i breast fed and bonded with a child i was later forced to give away. >> the embryo belonged to a stranger who delivered and began raising the cardinale's baby both couples later went to court and legally exchanged children, but they could not get the time back >> we missed an entire year of our daughter's life. >> the cardinales filing a lawsuit against the california center for reproductive health and the doctor involved.
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the defendants did not immediately respond to our request for comment, calling it a traumatic experience, the cardinales are now healing and working to bond with their biological child >> daphna says in some ways it feels like bot couples are gaining and losing a child at a time. her focus now is helping her family, especially her older daughter, bond with this new baby >> what a story. >> so traumatic. >> really difficult. >> thank you, stephanie. we learned this morning that veteran actor dean stockwell passed away peacefully on sunday at his home in hollywood stockwell had a tv and movie career that spanned 7 decades. he's perhaps best known for his role as admiral al in the series "quantum leap. "married to the mob" "air force 1. he's immediately recognizable. dean stockwell was 85 years old. we've got the news covered how about a little boost for you guys here we go so a brother and sister who take
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and we're back with our special honoring those who serve. this morning, we are focussing on hallowed ground >> you are looking at behind us and on the video here arlington national cemetery, the tomb of the unknown soldier. this week marks 100 years sinc the memorial's dedication. craig, recently, you had a very emotional visit there. >> the plaza surrounding the tomb of the unknown soldier, it's reserved for the sentinels who keep guard only on special occasions are heads of state or other dignitaries allowed to present a wreath or flowers. but for this anniversary, the public is getting the chance to step forward and pay their respects the leaves are just starting to turn at arlington national cemetery a new season beginning among the ageless.
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marble headstones. at the heart of some o america's most hallowed ground stands the tomb of the unknown soldier. cindy chip first visited when she was 15 >> we came up here and we watched the change of the guard at the tomb. i was so profoundly moved by that and i never forgot it >> cindy comes to arlington often. her son, michael, is here. >> he always wanted to be a soldier. never anything else. >> michael died in iraq in 2007 and is buried in section 60, along with his comrades, killed in iraq war in afghanistan, now cindy is among the more than 12,000 people who have signed up to lay flowers at the tomb today and tomorrow >> it would seem as if this place, it seems like it helps you. >> it does it does. it's service for me. i have taken mike's service and i've made it my service.
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coming to the tomb, coming to this place, it helps m because i'm doing that service >> near the tomb, you'll find a tree dedicated to the mothers of the unknowns a century ago, it was the anguish of mothers that helped inspire the need for a tomb. dedicated to america's unidentified war dead. more than 100,000 americans were killed in world war i. in 1921, the remains of a single unidentified soldier was selected to represent all of his unidentified comrades lost in the war were entombed. s -- interred in the first tomb of the unknown soldier the tomb as we know it was completed a decade later in 1958, unknowns from world war ii and the korean war were interred in 1984, an unknown from the vietnam war was interred but those remains were later identified and that crypt was rededicated to missing service
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members. the unknowns at arlington are never alone. the sentinels of the u.s. army's old guard keep watch night and day. we got the rare opportunity to visit their quarters and see how they prepare for their neverending mission. before each soldier heads out for their patrol or walk, as they call them, he or she is sworn by their unit who inspect everything their standard is perfection and they rarely fall short sergeant trevor is a senior member of the unit. >> i'm responsible for inspecting the soldier coming on, inspecting his uniform and posting him. >> for those that do come and pay their respects, what do you hope they take away? >> i really hope that they take away the gravity of the experience as guards, we're out there every day. we see a lot we feel a lot. we get to experience a lot and i hope that the public can
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take away a little bit of what we feel, being able to be so close to the unknowns. >> on the back of the tomb are etched the words here rests in honored glory an american soldier known but to god but for cindy chip, a gold star mom whose son is buried in section 60, she's coming to the tomb to honor the soldiers and their sacrifice. >> we don't know that soldier's name we don't know anything about him, except that he was an american soldier he gave his life for his country and we will never forget him and every mother in her heart that is what we want to say. just don't forget him. just don't forget that he lived. and that is what that tomb says to me. this country will never forget him. >> it's become a mission to make sure that we do not forget and she's making good on that mission. i'll be honest, when i lived in d.c. for a number of years, embarrassingly, i had never been to the tomb of the unknown
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soldier until that story >> you had a beautiful conversation with her and one that followed that wasn't on camera, too. >> yeah. you know, she was talking about her son. and -- who died in iraq in 2007. the interview was over and i was just asking her, how are you doing? how are you making it from day-to-day and she said, craig, you have small children i tucked him in at night, i know what made him scared and so, obviously, you know, you don't recover from something like that. but she is taking that pain and she has turned it into this. if you have an opportunity to take it down to the tomb and pay respects >> it changes you forever. >> it really does. it really does our thanks to the folks there that gave us that access >> yeah. >> and the opportunity to lay flowers at the tomb available to the public today and tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. you have to register in advance. to do that, you can find a link on our website and by the way, the sentinels who stand guard, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. regardless of weather.
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>> absolutely. >> and you can see in the marble where their footsteps have worn away as they continue. >> it's remarkable >> act of service and act of love no question about that >> yes >> al, let's get a check of the weather. >> all right we'll show you what we've got happening for today. we are looking at a lot of wet weathe making its way into the west coast. making it as far south as almost los angeles. snow back through the rockies. temperatures out west, that's where the cool stuff is. 30s and 40s. 50s along the northern tier states 80s as you get into the gulf of florida. for today it's going to be mild with temperatures at or above normal. in fact, about a third of country, two-thirds of the country, actually, above-average temperatures today sierra snow out west sunny and mild from texas all the way up into the grea good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are continuing this microclimate weather alert because of the wet morning commute. although, the rain that we're
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seeing right now is fairly light and spotty. not all of us seeing it, but it is definitely wet as you're heading out for work. and there's still some moisture that's going to be coming into the coast and increasing our rain chances through at least early in the afternoon. the rest of the forecast is dry and we're looking good for the weekend, with highs in the low 70s. >> and don't forget, the fun continues right on your radio. go to siriusxm 1hann08el radio. today, off the record, live, dylan will be calling in >> she'll call in. >> she will. but first, best part of the morning. popstart >> i think carson daly is going to be proud of us today. we have some good stuff for you today. are you ready? >> we are ready. >> first up, viola davis, "entertainment weekly" shared first look at the actress as michelle obama this is in the upcoming showtime series, it's called "the first lady." the oscar nominee almost indistinguishable from the former first lady in this sneak
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>> how about the rock? >> you know what -- >> the rock -- >> the rock has been the sexiest man alive. >> coming soon all right. next up, lance bass, you said you saw this on twitterer. the nsync singer recently sat down with husband michael to play genealogy trivia and you'll neve believe who lance discovered he has a genetic connection to. watch this >> which unexpected distant relative is part of lance's musical family tree? a, faith hill. b, britney spears. >> i wish. >> i wish. >> or c, elvis presley b, britney spears. >> are you kidding me? >> yeah. >> that's a great game >> for real. >> so it turns out lance bass and britney spears are sixth cousins once removed >> well, so am i >> what does that mean >> i don't know, but there's a connection
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>> sixth cousin once removed >> me and lassie i mean -- >> lassie? what is wrong with your mind >> here is the thing you are directly related to lenny kravitz. >> yes >> how close are you and lenny >> his grandfather and my grandfather were brothers. >> what is that, third, fourth >> closer than that. >> closer than lance and brittney for sure i don't know lance says he's always felt a connection to brittney so he's glad it was a real surprise to find out they're family they have good musical genes next up, you know it, you love it, it's buttery, it's salty, we're talking about movie theater popcorn. for some reason, popcorn tastes better in a buttery bucket soon you'll be able to enjoy a tub of that perfection from the comfort of your own couch. amc theater is bringing thei secret recipe to the super market shelf so you can buy it the cinema giant will be serving their authentic freshly popped popcorn all over the country,
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a very good morning to you. it is 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia. let's take a live look at the richmond san rafael bridge. we're in this microclimate weather alert right now. a bit of a wet morning around the bay area with the tail end of a an atmospheric river moving through. meteorologist kari hall is tracking the conditions for us. >> we've had some pretty decent rainfall totals in the north bay. mt. tam measuring over 3.5 inches of rain. in the santa cruz mountains, about 2.25. santa rosa approaching 2 inches of rain, while san francisco has had about 3/4 of an inch of rain, about a half inch in antioch.
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the rain has been very spotty. we'll continue to see light showers moving through some areas. that moisture streaming in and a lot of clouds with it. need the umbrella to be close by through at least noon, and then we'll start to see our rain chances going down. but we do once again still see the rain chances, especially in the north bay, but by 4:00 to 5:00, around sunset, we are drying out. and we have a lot of dry weather in the forecast, so we're trying to soak up as much as we can out of this storm system before we head back into at least seven days of some sunshine in the forecast and warmer temperatures. laura? >> all right. thank you very much. thank you for joining us, as well. we'll be back with another local news update in half an hour
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8:30 now, it's a wednesday morning. as we say hello. we have more marathoners out here selfies everyone we're so glad to have you with us >> i just got run over by jim. when, okay >> he's dangerous. >> we have a lot to get to >> how fun it is out here. we have a lot to get to, including our conversation with dwayne "the rock" johnson. on set life with his latest costars. we're talking about ryan reynolds and gal gadot, being a girl dad, and the funny way one
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of his daughters is coming to term with his dad fame she has a blast with him >> and you mentioned ryan reynolds >> yeah. >> guess what? >> what? >> he's going to be right here live in our studio tomorrow on "today." super fired up about that. also ahead, jill martin is here and jill is ready to help you become the host with the most this holiday season she has a special bath of steals and deals covering all your entertaining and then we are kicking off family week on the third hour of "today." a different surprise every morning and today mr. roker will have something special for all of us. >> it's going be great >> are you going to give it away >> but why >> i might have seen this person upstairs but i'll keep it a secret. the sixth country once removed. >> britney spears is going to be here okay let's show you what we've got happening for today. it's going to be gorgeous in the mid-atlantic a beautiful day.
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sunny and mild through texas the sierra snow and heavy rain from northern california into the pacific northwest and the rockies. tomorrow heavy rain into the northern plains, strong storms in the mid section of the country. above average highs with . good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. so we're going to see some spotty showers continue throughout the morning and into early afternoon. after that, we'll start to see that sun breaking out and it continues in the forecast, as our temperatures warm up. our inland areas headed for the low 70s and we'll see more of that by the end of the weekend. next monday, more clouds, and we'll see if we can get some showers after that. but once again, we're trying to soak up as much as this storm system as we can, because it looks dry for the weekend. and that is your latest >> and that is your latest weather. a lovely crowd out here,
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everybody just enjoying themselves because, you know, it's, of course, tuesday and so we want to make sure everybody gets on so we'll just make our way all the way down here. let's hurry up just a little bit. okay all right. and back to you, savannah. >> al, well done oh, yeah, got every last shot. now to today's holiday handbook and this morning, an exclusive look at what's being done to protect you from buying counterfeit goods that could be dangerous. >> yeah. recently law enforcement agents intercepted cargo filled with knockoff items including toxic toys, christmas lights, as well nbc investigator and consumer correspondent vicky nguyen was there when it all went down, huh? >> yeah. it was interesting to see all of that in realtime we had exclusive access to an undisclosed location where millions of items are inspected before they're allowed to be sold to you. we have been talking about supply chain issues, fake and dangerous items continue to flow into the united statesers to strike as shoppers search for those bargains this morning, a behind the scenes look at how investigators
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are working to spot, seize and stop bogus and dangerous merchandise from getting to you. watch as federal investigators break open a cargo container suspected of carrying counterfeit goods at the port of new york and new jersey. customs and border protection using intel to intercept the items before they can enter the market it's one of thousands of containers arriving daily this u.s. port, packed with holiday favorites like smartphones, toys and decorations. and decorations. authorities trying to stop counterfeits before they're bought by consumers, worried about the supply chain and bottlenecks at our nation's ports. some of these containers are hide ago treasure trove of fake goods, cheaply immediate items designed to look authentic sometimes they're even dangerous. in order to prevent these counterfeit goods from making their way to you, officers with customs and border protection bring the items here to this warehouse. we can't tell you where it is, but this is where officers inspect the goods to make sure
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they're legitimate and safe. with me is customs and border assistant port director ed boss tell me about why it's so important to protect consumers from fake goods. >> the mission is to protect the american public from all threats. one of those threats is by counterfeit goods that could be dangerous and potentially lethal to the american consumer >> last year, cpv stopped over 20,000 shipments of legal products with a $1.3 billion value. >> as i look at the labeling it looks legitimate. >> it's a counterfeit url label. there have been documented cases of these types of lights bursting into flames. >> they aren't alone the consumer product safety commission is here, too, looking at kids' products. >> we're here every day and that is our job, protecting kids. >> aerial silverman is a compliance investigator with cpc. she says an ongoing threat, toxic levels of lead and chemicals. often found in children's clothes and dolls.
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>> we always look at dolls. >> reporter: she says these knockoff dolls tested positive for high levels of fall lates used to make plastics soft and flexible some can affect development and the reproductive system. >> you can take a doll out of the box, get a quick reading and know if it contains harmful chemicals. >> within minutes, yes the threshold is 2.1 -- is 0.1 and this is 2.43%. that is obviously very high. >> even children's clothing can be harmful >> this is super cute. you tested it for lead >> we did. if you test these buttons, the legal limit is 100 parts per million. but if we use our testing equipment, it came back at over 3,000 parts per million, so it's 30 times the legal limit buying counterfeit items goes beyond getting fake or dangerous products homeland security investigations or hsi says the money often funds terrorism, human trafficking and major criminal organizations. >> counterfeiting is a
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multibillion dollar industry >> reporter: jason heads new jersey, from origin to final destination, his team of special agents investigates the counterfeit cargo found by cbp >> why should people not buy counterfeit goods? when they think of it as a victimless crime, what do you say? >> they're breaking a law by producing counterfeit goods. now i have a possible identity fraud. >> don't let counterfeits ruin your holiday buy from reputable stores and websites when you're on-line make sure the company has a real address and a phone number and if the price tize good to be true, that is a red flag >> we want you to get a good deal but we don't want you to get an inferior product >> or perhaps one that might be unsafe >> absolutely. wow. >> so, i mean, what are some of the most popular products that are being seized >> yeah. year after year and the top three is usually handbags, clothes, jewelry, which includes watches. and just remember, while it can
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be tempting to get those items for 80% or more off retail, you could be funding organized crime and terrorism. often you are. and by the way, all those goods that we just showed you, they get incinerated to make sure they don't enter the market. so they have to destroy all that >> the levels of lead in clothes and all that >> scary >> it's alarming and it's great that they have those people on-site to test them and get them off the market. >> they're at danger, too, for having to test that stuff. they're exposed. >> that's true they wear gloves and often they take precautions, but, yeah, it is remarkable what they're able to do. >> thank you we've got a lot more ahead this morning, including -- i had a fun conversation with one of the biggest stars on the planet, dwayne "the rock" johnso but first, this
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back, 8:40, hoda, we've been waiting all morning long for this fantastic conversation with "the rock. dwyane johnson >> he's the nicest human being you'll ever meet i got a chance to speak to him
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about his new netflix movie and his pride and joy of being a girl dad to his two daughters. he had some surprising revelations to share about his early days in hollywood. take a look. >> special agent john harvey, fbi. >> dwayne johnson does what he does best mixing comedy -- >> we're not work wives. >> sister wives. >> we're not any kind of wives. >> with a whole lot of rock and roll in "red notice," johnson plays an fbi agent hunting down one of the world's most wanted art thieves played by ryan reynolds and gal gadot. >> there is nothing more taylor made for you than this film this is all your strengths, the action, the humor, this is you and ryan reynolds. i mean, did the chemistry just hit righ when you guys stepped on the set together >> just like that. with myself and ryan i have known ryan for a very long time. and we've been buddies during these takes, you'll appreciate this, you'll appreciate this he is so disciplined that he will not break he will stay in it i, on the other hand, mr.
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discipline has arrived i will laugh and ruin the take and the director will yell cut >> take it easy. >> this is easy. >> and then gal gadot. i mean she's amazing. and i love -- one of my favorite quotes from her is she was scared to do a dance scene with you. she saw this big guy coming and she was like, i like my toes, man. i don't want someone crushing my toes and then she said you were so light on your feet what was it like shooting with her? >> it was great, especially once i convinced her i dance like butter >> johnson's moves are paying off. he is one of hollywood's top earning stars. and now he's topping the music charts with a new rap single ♪ it's about drive it's about power we stay hungry, we devour ♪ but at home, "the rock" is a complete softy dad to 5-year-old jasmine and 3-year-old tia
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>> can you say i'm a pretty girl? >> i'm a pretty girl >> that's right. more importantly than that, can you say i'm an awesome girl? >> awesome girl. >> i've got to tell you, your instagram makes me happy, man. anytime i see you with your kids -- ♪ gently down the stream ♪ >> you drive jasmine to school in the mornings, right >> i do. >> tell me what's cranking up on the radio. what are they into >> every morning, daddy, can you put on "the decendents," and i say yes, which is that disney show, "the decendents. ♪ it's good to be ♪ >> he says recently, jasmine has realize the just how famous her daddy really is. >> so now, what she'll do is if she gets wind that someone is noticing me, we're at a park and kids are noticing or parents, she will come up and grab me and she'll go, dad, come on. they recognize you come on, you're "the rock. so she pulls me over to my family and she's like, here, this is my dad
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and i'm like, hello. my daughter wants me to come over and say hello to you. >> i want to cry. >> it's the best >> "the rock" says everyone wasn't so gracious at the start of his career. making the jump from tv to movies, hollywood execs told him he would have to drastically change the way he looked >> i was told then, you can't eat as much, can't be as big, can't keep going to the gym, can't call yourself the rock. >> when you reflect on those old days when people told you to change it all and you stuck to it, what do you think about when you reflect back >> one of the most powerful things we can be is ourselves. i'm going to be who i am if it doesn't work in hollywood then i can go to sleep at night and feel good about myself looking in the mirror. >> today this kindness to fans is legendary. >> this should be fun. hey, guys, know where i can find the rock >> he stops for a hollywood tour busses. >> whose house have you seen so far. j. lo lives here and this person here
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i said, have you seen my house yet? they go no i was like great, keep it that way and drive off. >> that's a good one >> by the way, oprah said like she was quoted in this "vanity fair" article, she said one of the best things about him is he's a listener but he's the kind of person that's always asking you things and trying to interject because he wants to know he has the coolest vibe about him. you get why he's so loved. >> who is starring in this movie? >> you know what i don't know how to say her name it's him, ryan reynolds and either gal gadot -- >> gadot just go with gg. >> she's coming up in the third hour >> that's right. >> no, we did her yesterday. you stay really into the -- >> same show >> i left early. >> just so you guys know, "red notice" out in select theaters, available to stream on netflix on friday and there will be more of this interview. >> coming up in the fourth hour. >> and we have ryan reynolds
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>> he's coming on tomorrow live right here on "today." >> keep on giving. speaking of gifts, up next, jill martin is giving your holiday table a major upgrade with the help of a special edition of steals and deals. she has some good stuff for you this morning but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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$1 billion so millions more students, past... and present, can continue to get the tools they need to build a future of unlimited possibilities. we are back with jill martin and a new set of steals and deals. our lifestyle expert. our contributor. she's ready to help you get ready for the holiday. >> i'm ready >> i have people coming, you know what to do. scan our qr code if you want instant access to the bargains take it away. >> good morning. let's start with the first which is like a catch all for everything for food, for fun, for everything the lacquer trees, the retail 75 to $199. we have a few options here but these are so great not only for the holidays for year-round it's their best selling lacque
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trees, variety of sizes and patterns, multi functional you can serve appetizers, beverages or use it as an organizer. just like throw everything in. >> and the best part, you wipe it clean great gift the retail 75 to 199 the deal, 74% off. this will all ship in time for the holidays we have the inventory. the nonbay entertaining and serve ware collection, retail 60 to 275 these are amazing. we have two of their great collections and you can look at all of the versions on aren't they beautiful? >> they are. >> this bowl is so unique. >> yeah. the acacia wood. look how beautiful just the elegance of it can serve as a centerpiece we have many styles from their allow collection which brings shine to your holiday today and oven, stove and freezer safe process that for a second. oven, stove and freezer safe. >> not the wood.
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>> but the collection. so great go to >> it was a test. >> a true or false the deal 30 to 110, sells out quickly, if you need that up to 70% off. >> all right >> i love a shar cue terry board. i learned how to make a salami into a flower and that was the highlight. >> yes. >> these are great all sizes, retail $79.99, two sets the first the artesian planks. these have a rustic look perfect for a cutting board or to serve and the second two pebble shaped serving boards see all thing ones on today document >> acacia is having a moment on steals and deals. >> it used to be alpaca. the retail $79.95. price is 40, that's 50% off. what were you going to say >> i don't know. but, you know, i just have never seen anything round like this. you know i don't know what's
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going on in the kitchen. continue >> i don't, either >> i'm into this >> i love knives >> get in there. >> get after it. >> the henkels kniveses and display box, $21 this includes 12 stainless steel knives with fine edge blades, sick steak knives, pairing and serrated. >> wow. >> the hardwood -- >> showing off. >> three colors. >> the colors right here >> try you'll see. >> don't cut yourself. >> the retail price $221. >> the deal, 64% off. >> i'm trying to look like a professional they're always like -- >> don't do that. >> this is something we can all love and relate to this is if you're sulfide sensitive. the wine purifier. >> what sensitive? >> sulfide. >> this features one purifier, six filters and choice of a beautiful carafe or decanter pour your favorite wine through
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the purifier device which is meant to cleanse it of sulfide preservatives. the owner, his aunt was sulfite sensitive. he invented this out of need >> is that the thing you drink too much red wine, you wake up in the middle of the flight, your heart is racing, you're questioning your whole life? does this address that >> this will address that. >> okay. >> this will address that if you put this with a therapist. >> okay. >> the retail $139.99. the deal is $69. a great gift with a bottle of wine, 50% off. >> what's this >> and the surf's up holiday candle set of two. retail $48 always a fan favorite. brand favorite holiday scents and they have a message on them, which is so great. they come in a great cute mason jar, set of two for a book club or if you have secret santa. the retail $48 the deal $24 for the set that's 50% off and last up, i'm very excited to announce a special project that i've been working on join me later this month for an
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epic hour of holiday shopping. during peacock presents holiday steals and deals, find it streaming all day today on peacock. i'm sharing over 40 gifts for everyone on your list. some deals over 80% off. and before you tune in, take advantage of this bonus deal just for "today" viewers, peacock is offering 50% off a six month subscription of peacock premium using the code "today." with the subscription you will be able to unlock everything peacock has to offer, from nbc universal and more including "yellow stone". >> they were them for halloween. >> and live sports so we're super pumped. we have an amazing team and everything will ship in time for the holidays just so grateful >> way to go, jill >> yeah. i'm excited. >> let me run through these products one more time the trays from frog hill designs, the entertaining and serve ware collection, serving board sets, knife block set from henkels, the wine purifier sets,
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surf's up candle sets and peacock premium discount if you do that watch jill's show. >> shop all the deals, scan the qr code peacock presents holiday steals and deals monday november 22nd on today all day peacock is part of our parent company nbc universal. company nbc universal. we have a lot to say mrs. claus the shopping boss here to help you merry savers decorate with the best bargains ever! ross has savings on everything you need to get the party started. because who waits for shipping anymore? or guests?! i love saying yes to more merry for less at ross!
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mrs. claus the shopping boss here to help you merry savers find the best bargains ever! when you have the world's longest list you go to ross so you can work that budget and get those savings. i love saying yes to more merry for less at ross. coming one we're giving thanks for tiktok because we've combined the social media site with easy thanksgiving ideas >> all right a very good morning to you. it happens 8:56 right now. i'm laura garcia. happening now, a live look at the golden gate bridge, where it's been a very wet morning, really across the area. meteorologist kari hall has been busy tracking these conditions for us. >> the rain is light. it's kind of off and on right
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now as we get a look at storm ranger, and we'll continue to see the light rain moving through over the next few hours. but the bigger picture still shows there's a lot of moisture streaming in. we can see that connection of the clouds that have been with that atmospheric river coming in. after this clears out, we're in for some dry weather over the next few days. laura? >> thanks so much! please join us for our midday news at 11:00. we hope to see you then. have a great day! working from home means driving less,
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