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morning, others fighting just to stay open, while new guidelines for isolating and quarantining lead to more questions than answers. we will talk to the former acting director of the cdc. inside the insurrection. new testimony reveals ivanka trump asked her father at least twice to step in and stop the violence on january the 6th. this as the nation prepares to mark the riot one year later. we're live on capitol hill. mounting pressure. all eyes on prince andrew as the royal faces a key hearing this week, tied to a lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted a woman when she was just 17. this, just days after the guilty verdict for jeffrey epstein's confidante, ghislaine maxwell, the potential impact on the royal's case just ahead. all that, plus, honoring an icon, as tributes continue to pour in for the legendary betty white. >> we were the king and queen of the rumba. >> olay! >> we'll take a special look
back at her life, legacy and the joy she brought to generations of fans. and wild nfl weekend. in a scene unlike any other, buccaneers receiver antonio brown rips off his jersey and leaves the stadium in the middle of a game. >> that's antonio brown without his uniform. >> while in washington, a railing gives way, sending fans tumbling to the ground. >> oh! >> while the league's playoff picture comes into focus. >> the kick is good! and the bengals have won the afc north! so"today," monday, january 3rd, 2022. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
well, welcome to "today." this happens to be the very first monday of 2022. we're so happy you're joining us. savannah is taking this morning off. craig is here. how does 2022 feel on you? >> it's going to be great. >> you're feeling it? >> yes. we're going to have much more on the wild weekend in the nfl. first, the return to school for millions of children with concern of the post holiday covid surge. >> the nation averaged 245,000 new cases every single day. that's the highest since the pandemic began. we'll have a live report just ahead. we'll also speak to the former acting director of the cdc. >> we want to start with a 1-2 punch affecting travelers this morning. heavy snow hitting parts of the south and mid-atlantic, forcing more canceled flights after
thousands were already postponed because many airports were dealing with shortages because of the omicron variant. >> al will have his full forecast in just a moment. but we do want to start with nbc's tom costello. he's at reagan national airport for us. hey, tom, good morning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning. yeah, d.c. at this very minute getting hit with a snowstorm, expecting up to 7, 8, even more inches here in d.c. mass cancellations during the week. today, it's building by the hour. 1800 flights canceled nationwide realy.ad about 800 delays. among the airport's most affected, reagan national here. number one. we've also got dulles affected, laguardia and chicago and denver, baltimore is affected. it's not just the weather, it's the covid-19 sickout, thinning out erat line staff. and we're just getting started. >> the hope this morning that today is a day of recovery and rebound for air line and stranded passengers after a week of mass cancellations. instead, another challenging day is shaping up, even more delays and more cancellations with
january storms and the rampant spread of the omicron variant proving too much for airlines and airports. >> they already pushed my flight back twice. i might miss my connection. >> reporter: nearly 1800 tsa officers off the job with covid. on sunday, flight aware showing 2700 canceled flights, more than 9,000 delays. all part of more than 12,000 cancellations over the last week. among the airports hardest hit, denver, chicago o'hare, and atlanta. >> it is usually a well oiled machine here. and it runs very smoothly. today it just isn't that way. >> reporter: jen fabian and her dad came to florida for gator bowl, but the weekend took a turn when delta canceled their flight home. after more delays caused them to miss a connection, they finally made it back home 22 hours later. >> just felt like every time my phone buzzed, it was a text from united saying your flight was
delayed. you get to the point where you're, like, okay, the trip isn't fun anymore. >> reporter: all of it coming at the worst time for passengers and airlines alike. >> the demand was higher, the stakes were higher and there are more people traveling, so it is harder to accommodate them on whatever flights are left. >> reporter: if your flight is delayed or canceled last minute, try to rebook yourself, using the airline's app, or an airport kiosk. if you have airline lounge access, consider seeing an agent there. one silver lining, airlines are trying to cancel or delay flights in advance. so -- >> keep checking your reservation. just stay on top of it. because the earlier you spot a problem, the easier it is to deal with. >> reporter: it's a tough day here. we mentioned 1800 flights canceled already. we do want to make note of the airlines hit hard. southwest airlines says it is already canceled more than 12% of the flights today. jetblue cancelling about 13%. sky west, 9%. that is the regional commuter airline. also united 4%. alaska 11%. it's going to be a tough day. hoda? >> all right, >> tom costello at reagan
national, thank you. now to the weather's impact on all of this including that winter storm that is walloping parts of the east coast. for that, we say good morning to mr. roker for first time and where is this? >> well, we're taking a look at wilmington, delaware, right now. this rain/snow line very tricky. we're watching this, monitoring it. let's show you what we got right now as far as watches, winter weather advisories. you can see we have got over 30 million -- 29 million people impacted. we got a risk of severe weather along the carolinas and tornado watches from the outer banks all the way down into south carolina. so we're watching this very closely. you can see right now we have got that snow stretching from central new york or new jersey all the way down to asheville. we have been seeing thundersnow from alabama through new jersey. so here's the timeline. snow falling, temperatures,
snowfall rates over 1 inch per hour. we get to philly, you're in it from 9:00 a.m. to noon. winter weather advisories, light to moderate snow, gusty winds, airport delays are going to be a problem. atlantic city, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., snowfall rates 1 to 2 inches per hour, with near blizzard-like conditions. here's what we're looking for as far as what we see snowfall amounts before this thing is over. new york city, about an inch. philly, 2 to 4, d.c., 4 to 7, atlantic city, 6 to 10 inches of snow with this system. so this will move through pretty quickly, but in the meantime, a lot of misery through the morning commute into the early afternoon, guys. >> al, thank you. let's focus more on the mounting concern over skyrocketing covid infections. as we mentioned, the daily average of new cases over the last seven days is more than 425,000. and with kids heading back to class this morning, a number of school districts are temporarily switching to remote learning while others like right here in new york are holding in person classes with new safety measures in place.
nbc's stephanie gosk has details on this. steph, good morning. >> reporter: hey, hoda, good morning. >> the fda has approved the pfizer booster for kids 12 to 15 and some children ages 5-11 with underlying conditions as long as they're five months out from the last vaccine. this as school systems around the country are trying to figure out how to get kids back into class safely. this city has been hit so hard over the holidays with new covid-19 cases, it 20% of police and sanitation employees have called in sick, even so as you say, the doors to schools are opening up to in person learning, amid very strict new testing protocols. this morning back to school jitters amplified by record covid-19 rates. a very mixed response from state. schools in atlanta, cleveland, and newark are opting to go remote temporarily, in new york, they saw 85,000 cases on new year's eve, the highest one day total ever. schools are still in person,
with students and staff now required to submit a negative test before returning. >> we can't close down our city every time there is a new variant. we can't allow our children to keep missing school. >> reporter: l.a. adopting the same protocol, but in detroit and washington, d.c., schools are delaying their start until midweek to allow more time for testing. massachusetts is bringing in the national guard to hand out test kits to families. but with a massive testing backlog, will the results come in time? in chicago, this video of an overflowing testing drop box for students and staff is raising concern. the biden administration has vowed to help, insisting widespread testing and keeping schools open is the right way to go. >> our students belong in the classroom and we can do it safely. >> reporter: in florida's miami-dade county where one in four people are testing positive for the virus, there is no testing mandate in schools. instead, staff and visitors must
now wear masks, with state law banning the same mandate for students. >> mandating masks would help slow and stop the spread. but the governor made it impossible for school boards to do that. >> reporter: it comes as the cdc faced pushback for new guidelines that asymptomatic people with covid can leave quarantine after five days, rather than ten without testing. dr. fauci now saying the cdc may update its guidance again. >> testing could be a part of that. i think we're going to be hearing more about that in the next day or so from the cdc. >> reporter: with this overall surge in cases among the entire population, it has also meant a surge in pediatric cases, nearly 200,000 in that week before christmas. that has led to an increase in hospitalizations as well. the vast majority of those patients being children who are unvaccinated with underlying conditions. hoda? >> steph, thank you. joining us now, dr. richard besser, former acting director of the cdc, now president and
ceo of the robert wood johnson foundation and we should also point out he happens to be a pediatrician. dr. besser, so happy to have you on this morning. i was imagining parents this morning getting their coats on their kids, zipping up the jackets, heading off to the bus stop and they're probably wondering is this a good idea. what should parents be thinking about this morning? >> yeah, you know good morning, hoda. this is a really challenging time. and i think next six weeks are going to be very challenging across the country. you know, thankfully the omicron variant is appearing to cause much milder illness. but just the fact that it is so contagious, i think it is going to make it very challenging for many schools to stay open. a lot of teachers, a lot of staff are going to come down with covid, and whether schools are going to be able to remain open with a limited staff with reduced staffing we'll have to see. i think in terms of children themselves, what parents can be thinking about is whether or not your school is requiring masks, having your children wear masks. if your child has symptoms of
covid, you know, anything that looks like a cold, keep them out of school and try and get them tested. i know it is very challenging to find test kits in many parts of the country. and if your child is in an age range where they are eligible for vaccination, talk to your doctor, get your questions answered. i really encourage parents to get their children vaccinated because that will reduce the chances even further that your child could have a severe infection with covid. >> you mentioned anecdotally it seems less severe, the omicron variant than others. what is research and data showing in small children and those who are unvaccinated? >> yeah, so, when you look at hospitalizations, severe illness, it is far and away much greater among people who are unvaccinated. so getting vaccinated is a big plus. there are reports of increased hospitalizations in children across the country, but as people are diving into that, many of those hospitalizations are for other conditions.
in children, they're tested and found to be positive for covid, but they were in the hospital for other things. and so it is going to take a little more time to really tell what is the risk, but as you see skyrocketing numbers of cases, even a lower risk of infection, when that many people are getting sick will put pressure on our healthcare system. so anything we can do to cut down on transmission will take the burden off our hospitals. when i think about our hospitals being full, taking care of people with covid, i worry about people who are having heart attacks, people who have cancer, people who have kidney disease and need to be taken care of. so even with milder covid, it can put strain on our healthcare system that could be really devastating. >> so we have just come off the holidays, this is when everyone was packed in together. is this going to be like the worst window where we are right now? and also, i was just thinking, everybody i know in the studio knows somebody who had it. are we on our way to herd immunity when it comes to omicron?
>> we could be. i think the next six weeks are going to be rough in the terms of numbers of cases. this could be the path out of this pandemic. as this variant spreads around and infects more and more people, hopefully the protection you get from having had an omicron infection will provide some protection from other variants. the key, though, i think to controlling this is focusing on global protection. we have done a terrible job at providing vaccines around the globe, and as we have seen with omicron, new variants can arise anywhere. so from an equity and justice standpoint, we need to do more. but in terms of our self-interest and being protected against future variants we have to do a lot more to make vaccines available to the entire global community. >> lastly, if you had a child getting ready to go to school this morning, would you send your child off to school? >> you know, i would. if my child had had medical conditions that put them at greater risk, i would talk to my doctor about that.
my children were in the age where they would be vaccinated, they would be vaccinated going off to school. but i would send my children off to school and, you know, if my school is taking this seriously and they have approached this with improved ventilation, mandating vaccination of teachers and staff and masks. if my school wasn't taking this seriously, i would be concerned about sending my child to school. >> dr. besser, good advice. thank you for being with us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thanks, hoda. >> lots of useful information. >> yeah. lots more to get to on this monday morning as we welcome in sheinelle. >> good morning. this week, the nation marked one year since the deadly january 6th insurrection on capitol hill. a solemn day of remembrance is planned in washington, even as the investigation into this siege continues. nbc's senior capitol hill correspondent garrett haake has it covered for us. garrett, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we now know the solemn remembrances will include
remarks by the president at the capitol on thursday. but meanwhile, the efforts to understand exactly what happened here on the 6th and to prevent it from ever happening again continues. but a year out, it is clear there is still much more work to be done. this morning, the insurrection investigation focusing ever tighter on what former president trump did and did not do as the deadly january 6th attack unfolded. >> the committee has firsthand testimony that president trump was sitting in the dining room, next to the oval office, watching on television as the capitol was assaulted. that is clearly a supreme dereliction of duty. >> reporter: liz cheney also revealing multiple advisers asked trump to intervene, including republican leader kevin mccarthy and the former president's daughter. >> we have firsthand testimony that his daughter ivanka went in at least twice to ask him to please stop this violence. >> reporter: the bipartisan committee probing the actions of mr. trump and his allies in and out of government now seeing
testimony from some congressional republicans, along with white house aides and stop the steal activists. since its creation last summer, the committee says it has interviewed more than 300 people, and collected more than 35,000 pages of documents, including emails and text messages. while still battling the former president in court for more white house records. a spokesman for the former president telling nbc news the committee is, quote, obsessed with waging a political war against president donald j. trump. in the past year, 725 people have been charged with crimes related to the attack. the fbi says they're still looking for 350 more people they believe committed violence on that day. on capitol hill, a new police chief says reforms to how the capitol police collect and share intelligence and train officers have made the complex safer, but challenges remain. what keeps you up at night now? >> right now probably 200 officers below what we had pre-january 6th and 400 below
what we really need today. >> reporter: and over the holiday break, speaker pelosi announced her plans to mark the anniversary of the attack on thursday with historical discussions, member reflections and an evening prayer vigil at the capitol. former president trump will be marking the anniversary too, with a press conference at his florida club, two different viewpoints on the meaning of that day. sheinelle? >> garrett, thank you. we should mention that savannah will be reporting live from washington on thursday. she'll also have a one on one with congresswoman liz cheney. that will be on thursday. >> good. let's head back over to mr. roker for one more check of the forecast. >> we're looking at that heavy snow in the northeast, morning freezes down through the gulf. milder in the plains. that will change very quickly. a big storm coming in from the west. we're going to look at that in detail coming up in the next half hour. in the ne xt ♪ ♪ wow, we're crunching tons of polygons here! what's going on? where's regina? hi, i'm ladonna. i invest in invesco qqq,
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tampa bay receiver antonio brown ripped off his jersey, he left the field, right in the middle of the game. what we're learning about that wild moment. new reaction this morning from brown, tom brady, and the bucs. also ahead this morning, new twists tied to the sexual assault allegations against prince andrew as the royal suffers a legal setback ahead of a crucial hearing this week. we're live at buckingham palace this morning witdetails onh
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san josé unified has a good example of common sense guidelines for testing regardless of your return date to school. make sure your kids are tested if they are symptomatic or have been in contact with an infected person, or if they have travelled or spent time with people outside your normal immediate circles, and smart advice for anybody returning to work after the holidays. we're starting out with a cloudy sky and cooler temperatures. we will see a chance of showers especially for the north bay in the peninsula. our temperatures coming up to the low 60s by wednesday, and then we will see another chance of widespread rain, although we are going to see rain in the forecast. we're not expecting any big storms here. we are looking to get half an inch of rain as we go through the next week. we are also going to see a lot of changes, but nothing too high of an impact here.
we're in nbc's world communications center in the heart of radio city, new york. we are in touch with the world. we'll tell you what's happening today. my name is jack, and here's dave garroway. >> well, here we are, good morning to you. the very first good morning of what i hope and suspect will be a great many good mornings between you and i. here it is, jack said, january 14th, 1952, and nbc begins a new program called "today" and if it
doesn't sound too revolutionary, i really believe it begins a new kind of television. >> wow. >> he was right. we're back, 7:30. that was the very first host, very first morning show, dave garroway. >> how special is that? >> we're sitting in the seats, still a window on the world, our beloved "today" show started on january 14th, that is. we're going to mark our 70th anniversary and it is not lost on us that we get to sit here. >> it is not. >> 1952. >> wow. >> so proud to be part of this american institution. and so as we gear up for a huge celebration later this month, every day we're going to do what we just did there, dig into our archives for some memorable moments just like that. >> isn't it funny with the big old mic stand. >> i was going to say, can we get the microphone? >> how amazing. >> we have some of the same cameras from 1952 here in the studio. >> here going to get right to your 7:30 headlines. president biden spoke to
ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky by phone, reaffirming u.s. support for ukraine as it faces growing russian aggression. russia has built up about 100,000 troops right along the border, prompting fears of an invasion. biden told zelensky that the u.s. and its allies will respond decisively if russia invades. russia has repeatedly denied that it plans to attack its neighbor. to colorado, where search teams are still looking for two missing people after what officials are calling the most destructive wildfire in state history. it happened in boulder county, north of denver. flames fueled by hurricane force winds burned more than 6200 acres last thursday, damaging or destroying more than 1,000 homes and businesses. investigators are still trying to determine exactly how it started. to the nfl now, the green bay packers clinched the number
one seed in the nfc after that decisive victory over their rival minnesota vikings on sunday night football. >> second and five, rodgers to the other side to lasard who's got it! down inbounds! touchdown, packers! >> rodgers. that was aaron's first of two touchdown passes on the night as green bay goes on to win it big, 37-10. >> meantime, there was a scary moment at the eagles/redskins game at fedex field. jalen hurts was walking up the tunnel, it suddenly gave way. it sent a group of fans tumbling to the ground. thankfully everybody appeared to be okay. hurts, by the way, made sure they were all right. he gave out some hugs. he stuck around, even took pictures with them afterwards. good to know everyone is okay. >> another incident in the nfl that is dominating the headlines today. one of tom brady's favorite targets antonio brown kicked off the super bowl champion bucs after a wild outburst. >> it all went down in the middle of sunday's game against the jets. cameras catching the star wide receiver taking off his equipment, then running off the field shirtless. morgan chesky has the latest on
this one. morgan, good morning. >> reporter: craig, sheinelle, good morning. this was a stunning moment. now you have the defending super bowl champs without one of their key players just weeks before the playoffs. the all pro receiver already has been cut from the team, and faces an uncertain future in football yet again. >> antonio brown, that's antonio brown without his uniform. >> reporter: this morning an nfl star that has been no stranger to controversy calling it quits, in the middle of a game. antonio brown taking off his jersey and pads, then running off the field during sunday's battle between the tampa bay buccaneers and new york jets. >> ran across the field, while the teams were still on the field, giving the crowd a peace out sign. >> reporter: the surreal scene also captured from the stands. brown, who had not returned, was spotted interacting with teammate mike evans during the
third quarter and eventually heading to the locker room. afterwards, bruce arians not mincing words. >> he is no longer a buc. >> reporter: according to jay glazer, he said before he ran off, he tried to get him back into the game multiple times but brown refused and arians told him to get out. later brown taking to instagram writing, making a difference, thanks for the opportunity. and shown smiling in videos from an acquaintance after leaving the game. the decision to release brown coming weeks after the seven-time pro bowler's latest incident, suspended for three games for using a fake vaccine card, his team stuck by him and gave him another chance. >> i made a decision this was best for our football team. >> reporter: brown's career was already on delicate footing. in 2019, he was accused of sexual assault by a former trainer. he denied the allegations and a settlement was eventually reached. two years ago, brown faced multiple charges after he was accused of attacking a truck driver in front of his florida home. he pleaded no contest and received two years probation and
was ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation and attend anger management. but for now, brown is out. his now former teammate tom brady calling it a difficult situation. >> i think everybody should find -- do what they can to help him in ways that he really needs it. we all love him. we care about him deeply. we want him to see him be his best and unfortunately it won't be with our team. >> not only did that outburst cost antonio brown a spot on the team, maybe cost the bucs the playoffs, but it also cost him, >> reporter: craig, this was an expensive decision. receiving yards and one money that he will not be seeing a penny of now. craig? >> morgan chesky for us there. thank you. hard to see how another nfl team takes a chance on antonio brown after that.
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epstein's accusers was forced to have sex with the prince this morning, prince andrew back in the headlines, pressure intensifying after the conviction of ghislaine maxwell last week, who is facing up to 65 years in prison for trafficking girls for jeffrey epstein. it comes as lawyers for the queen's second son fight again to get a civil suit thrown out virginia giuffre alleges she was forced to have sex with the prince three times in 2001 when she was 17 after being introduced to him at maxwell's london home, and dancing with him at a nightclub. giuffre telling "today" last week she believes the maxwell verdict could lead to other revelations. >> there is others who were involved, that made the sex trafficking operation possible maxwell is just the beginning. >> reporter: prince andrew has denied all of giuffre's allegations, telling the bbc in 2019 --
>> i have no recollection of ever meeting this lady >> reporter: the prince has said he was at a pizza restaurant with daughter princess beatrice that night in court documents, giuffre's lawyers asked for proof, including witnesses, or the prince's official schedule and for proof of the prince's assertion he's unable to sweat, in response to a claim from giuffre he was sweating profusely the night she met him. prince andrew's lawyers pushing back, trying twice last week to have the suit dismissed and lost they'll try again in a hearing tomorrow, arguing in part that a 2009 settlement between epstein and giuffre unsealed today protects the royal from legal action the big question now, will maxwell have anything to say about prince andrew? >> well, clearly if she is pursuing an appeal against the verdict, then she would probably keep her mouth shut.
but when it comes to sentencing, we know she is essentially looking at the rest of her life in jail. >> reporter: prince andrew stepped back from royal duties in 2019 after that bbc interview. but he still holds nine military titles, and he hasn't permanently been removed from his royal role if this trial goes forward, there could be mounting pressure on the queen to permanently remove him from royal duties, and strip him of those titles. remember, this year is supposed to be all about the queen, and her platinum jubilee, buckingham palace wants the focus to be on her, hoda, not on prince andrew's legal troubles. hoda >> a lot to unfold there kelly cobiella, thank you. time for another check of the weather than monday morning. mr. roker, happy new year. >> happy new year. good to see you guys while we're going to start off with a little weather whiplash, got to love that temperatures basically, look at
how warm they were yesterday, from mobile to tallahassee, atlanta, charleston, norfolk, to the gulf, 70s and 80s. the cold front comes through today, look at the temperature drops. 21 degrees colder in charlotte mobile, 27 25 in jacksonville norfolk dropping 24 degrees. and then yesterday here in the northeast, boston, 46. new york city, 59. elkins, 58 front comes through, boom! temperatures drop. look, it is going to be 16 degrees colder today in boston than it was yesterday. 26 in washington 28 degrees in elkins out west, another big storm coming on shore. periods of very heavy rain, mountain snow, strong wind gusts, up to 75 miles per hour tomorrow, another system comes in to the pacific northwest and more heavy rain from portland all the way south. we're looking along the coast, some places four inches of rain and snowfall some places picking up 18 inches of snow in the pacific northwest into the we good morning.
i am meteorologist, kari hall. we are watching a couple of the new storm systems that will be coming in with a much less impact for the bay area compared to areas just to our north. we are looking at spotty rain and our temperatures today staying in the 50s. it will be windy at times and we could see a south wind at about 10 to 25 miles per hour. more showers to the north of us and spotty rain through wednesday. we will also see a third storm system arriving by friday into early saturday morning. >> all right, al thank you. just ahead, the battle heating up over new 5g technologies set to roll out this week. >> what the airlines are now saying about the problems it could cause and why major wireless carriers are rejecting calls to delay the launch. we're back with a closer purchases on your discover card.
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government request to postpone their launches, but they did agree to temporarily weaken the signal around airports. >> kerry sanders is at the airport in ft. lauderdale. what is the latest here? good morning >> reporter: well, good morning. you know, the concern is that the 5g signals could interfere with the plane's radar altimeter, critical for safe landings but as you just said, at&t and verizon spent billions of dollars for the signals and they along with the faa have yet to figure out how this will all begin. with just two days until at&t and verizon go live with their 5g coverage, the faa is getting very little cooperation from the major phone carriers and overnight, the world's largest pilots union backed a top airline trade group calling to delay the rollout of 5g near
certain airports it comes after at&t and verizon declined a request from federal transportation officials to postpone the launch of their 5g signals for up to two weeks. the faa has warned this next generation of cell service could interfere with some vital monitors pilots rely on to safely land planes in bad weather. this morning, the phone companies say they won't fully put their plans on hold, but for the next six months they would agree to fade or decrease 5g signals around some airports it is the same approach phone companies have used overseas, in countries like france. at&t and verizon believe it will give the faa and plane manufacturers time to determine if interference is simply theoretical or indeed real >> they're testing the airplanes about as rapidly as they can all we need to do is give them time to find out which devices are susceptible.
>> reporter: the faa already said it may order pilots to land planes manually, starting this week, when arriving at airports near 5g stations writing in a letter to the phone companies on new year's eve, failure to reach a solution by january 5th will force the u.s. aviation sector to take steps to protect the safety of the traveling public >> you are talking about hundreds of cancellations, and thousands of people whose travel plans are disrupted. >> reporter: more travel disruptions, the last thing those who have been facing major flight cancellations and delays say is needed. now there's hope both sides will answer the call for compromise at&t and verizon spent $70 billion for these frequencies and say they need to turn them on for competitive reasons because t-mobile is on a different frequency and has already started 5g rollouts. airlines say that if these signals are turned on, the delays could cost them billions of dollars
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person or if they have spent time with people outside your normal circles, and it's a good idea to get tested after returning to work after the holidays. the white house trying to do something about the high cost of food, meat in particular. a few hours from now president biden will speak to farmers about what washington can do to help. this morning the white house announced a billion dollar initiative to help small meat packers and processors get bigger, and the federal agencies are investigating whether big processors have gotten too big, though there's little evidence that's the cause of high prices. this morning as you are waking up and heading out, we have cool temperatures and a lot of clouds. we are also going to see showers, especially for the peninsula and parts of the north bay. we will be watching off and on rain. not a big impact storm but it will be windy and we are watching out for showers and milder temperatures with more rain on the way by the end of the week. kris? >> just a little of everything. we have more local news coming
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, travel it's 8:00 on "today. coming up, travel nightmare. thousands of flights canceled or delayed as the tsa prepares for one of the busiest days of the post holiday season. >> already pushed my flight back twice, so i might miss my connection. >> staff shortages hitting the airlines as covid cases surge. . plus, on the rise. covid cases skyrocketing nationwide, as students head back to class. some schools this morning, tens of millions on alert as a powerful storm
moves in, making conditions even worse. al has the full forecast plus, on the rise. covid cases skyrocketing nationwide, as students head back to class. some schools stepping up their safety measures while others are telling kids to stay home. we're live with what you need to know then, catching up with kenan, the one and only kenan thompson will join us to talk about the return of his hit show and what it was like pulling off an "snl" episode like we have never seen before. and, remembering betty white, from the moments that made us laugh -- >> if you could have any two people in the world living or dead to your house for dinner, what would you eat >> -- to the ones we will never forget >> i'm 88 1/2 years old. so it's -- well, it's good to be here for a lot of reasons. >> a tribute to the life of a national treasure, today, january 3rd, 2022. that song reminds us of betty white. can't wait to revisit her beautiful life welcome back to "today," monday
morning, so happy you're starting your day off with us. savannah is taking one extra day to come back into the new year. >> as this new year gets under way, we want to hear from you. you remember our hashtag, remember the one we used to talk about every morning about this time, we're bringing it back #mytodayplaza. pull out your phone, record your message, share it on social media. and you could see yourself on the show. >> i love that. >> can't make it to the plaza? you'll be here anyway. a check of the news at 8:00. the covid surge combined with a blast of winter weather is leading to thousands of flight cancellations. nbc's tom costello is at reagan national with the very latest. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hey, hoda, good morning. we're going from bad to worse here in washington i'm going to do something unorthodox here, ask my cameraman, pivot the camera around, do a 180 real quickly, i want to show you the snow that is right now coming into the d.c. area. we're talking about the possibility of 6, 7, 8 inches and so we have been hit pretty hard in the last hour. it is only going to continue out on the runways, in the
airports, a lot of people right now who are stranded who are waiting for their flights to take off 1800 flight cancellations so far for today and counting nationwide approaching 800 delays the hardest hit airports, reagan airport where we are, dulles airport, laguardia, baltimore, as well as chicago now, the hardest hit airlines at the moment, southwest, canceling 12% of its flights today so far. that's only going to grow. jetblue, 13% sky west, they fly the regional commuter flights, 9% we have also got united about 4%, and alaska 11% so the situation is only growing worse and it is compounded, of course, by covid and people calling out sick because of covid. and that is thinning out airline staffing across the country. situation and the snowstorm and weather across the country, this is not a way that you want to
have people returning from the new year's and christmas holidays back to you. >> not good. tom costello at reagan national, thank you. as tom mentioned there, snow, schools , offices, lots closed today as a major snowstorm targets the mid-atlantic state mr. roker is standing by with a look at who is going to need the boots and shovels. >> washington, d.c. right now. boom. and we have got really intense snow going. some places up to 1 to 2 inches falling per hour. let's go to the watches and warnings. we'll show you that. right now we have got 29 million people under some sort of winter weather advisory alert. severe weather, possible risk of severe weather along the southeastern, atlantic coast. plus, we have tornado watches and severe thunderstorm watches down in the southeast. this is really a very intense system as it starts to push its way east, you can see snow now stretching from central new jersey, washington, d.c., roanoke, into the mountains of
the carolinas, and strong storms ahead of it. thundersnow across five states from alabama, all the way up into maryland right now. this is what we're looking at as far as snowfall totals by the time this ends in the afternoon. new york city only about an inch. but you'll see a little bit more as you get out into eastern long island and to parts of new england. philadelphia, 2 to 4 inches. baltimore, 3 to 6. d.c. 4 to 7, cape may, new jersey, may see upwards of a foot of snow before this thing is all over. guys? >> my goodness, thank you, al. schools across the country are reopening after the holiday break despite a record number of new covid cases. some are starting out with remote classes, but others like here in new york are in person, with promises of new safeguards. nbc's stephanie gosk has a closer look for us. steph, good morning. >> reporter: hey, sheinelle, good morning. on new year's eve here in the
city, they had 85,000 cases of covid, shattering a record. but even with those skyrocketing case numbers, school doors are opening today to in person learning. kids, staff, and teachers all have to produce a negative test. while there are some cities around the country that are going remote, including cleveland and atlanta, a lot of places are delaying their openings or making these testing requirements necessary for kids to get back into the classroom. and, you know, it raises the question of whether or not the system is going to be able to sustain and maintain itself with all of these new tests. we have some incredible pictures at a brockton, massachusetts, this morning. lines of cars, hundreds of cars, people waiting to get tested. now with all the students being tested, it is holed up. the biden administration is making testing a priority. they're also doing all that they can to get kids back into classrooms.
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you could hea birthday. >> all weekend long there were a stream of tributes to honor her impact on the world. and this morning harry smith is adding to that list. harry, boy, she was one of the greats >> no question about it. you think about a couple of days ago, as news broke of her death, you could hear america just do this sort of collective aw america loved betty white. her devilish smile, her impeccable timing, and a national treasure, you betcha. betty white always came to play. >> i happened to be in the neighborhood. >> doing what? >> coming to see you >> reporter: there was never a role -- >> i don't know.
>> reporter: -- a talk show appearance. >> now to betty white. >> reporter: or even a game show where she didn't bring it. >> i wouldn't touch that line. ♪ >> reporter: the sparkle in her eyes, her charm and wit. >> i've been smiling for seven years. >> reporter: and so often said i know what you're thinking and i may be thinking it too. >> i didn't go to college. i just went into show business thank you, rhoda. >> reporter: really, betty white, 90 and naughty. >> cheers. >> reporter: she alone could pull it off. >> coins >> reporter: many of us first got to know betty white from her frequent appearances on game shows back in the day. >> what are your plans for the summer, betty? >> i'm going to do some -- what did you have in mind, al >> reporter: she was funny, clever, she brought with her an infectious energy, no matter the
show >> oh, lou, you're so thoughtful. >> reporter: but it was as sue ann nevins on "mary tyler moore" where she dazzled us as the spectacularly insincere talk show host. >> just cue me and stick a sock in it. >> good news, people. >> reporter: at manipulation, she made machiavellian look like an amateur. >> gloria made a mistake of not refrigerating the cream? >> no, gloria made the mistake of asking me to do it. can't stand the heat, dear, get out of my kitchen. >> reporter: then came "the golden girls . ♪ thank you for being a friend ♪ >> we were the king and queen of the rumba. >> olay. >> reporter: it takes a special kind of smarts >> goes something like this. >> reporter: -- to play someone who is perpetually a step behind that was betty >> if you could have any two people in the world living or dead to your house for dinner, what would you eat >> our playing like betty white out there. >> that's not what your girlfriend said. >> reporter: the more we saw
betty white, the more we liked her. for instance, this interview with al. >> you look like you're enjoying yourself. >> oh, it is such fun. how can you not enjoy it >> do you have any plans to slow down or retire >> why no >> reporter: whatever it was she had, we wanted it too. she made getting old look easy, effortless how else to explain her appeal to multiple generations. >> ladies and gentlemen, betty white! >> reporter: when she hosted "saturday night live" a decade ago, the show had its highest ratings in more than a year. >> i'm 88 1/2 years old. so it -- well, it's good to be here for a number of reasons >> reporter: and the movie she made with sandra bullock and ryan reynolds, "the proposal." if there were an academy award for scene stealing, she would
have won it. >> do you prefer being called margaret or satan's mistress we heard it both ways. >> would you do me a favor >> maybe on my lunch hour. >> reporter: betty white had the rare ability to be naughty and nice at the same time. >> what are you still doing here >> reporter: she truly was one of a kind. >> wow >> i can't stop laughing and think about this, her last show live in cleveland, she was doing that show into her 90s there was no stopping her. no stopping her. >> and for you to sit down and talk to her, wow. >> at one point i asked her about dating and she said, i'm just not getting asked out i said what are you looking for in a man she said, well, how old are you? >> harry, thank you so much. thank you. >> how about a check of the weather? >> she will be missed. let's show you what we have for today. we're looking at that snowstorm in t meteorologist kari hall. we are getting ready for some rain today, although it's not
going to be a really heavy rain, we are going to see some off and on showers, especially for the north bay into the peninsula by this afternoon. expect it to be cloudy and windy and our temperatures reaching into the mid 50s. still some off and on showers in the forecast through the middle of the week and then another storm system coming in on friday into early saturday morning, although it's been chilly this morning, we will get milder by the middle of the week. now here it is, it is not an official new year until it is the first "popstart" of the morning! >> oh! >> come on >> is the graphics department up oh, no >> my man. hype it up hype it up >> happy new year, brother >> happy new year, everybody. >> happy new year, carson. >> hi, hoda. thank you very much. craig, sheinelle, good to see you guys little covid situation, where everybody's okay, working from the home studio.
"popstart," the very first thing, janet jackson sheinelle, listen to this. the legendary pop star is taking center stage, brand-new documentary coming out called "janet," the latest trailer will give you a little glimpse into the two-part, four-hour look into janet jackson's life. have a look. ♪ >> it is just a side that no one has ever seen. this is me >> seeing janet as a mother warms my heart >> randy and mike. i want you to stand and welcome miss janet jackson >> janet will never quit >> wow >> it is going to be great so much about janet's life we don't know about this is the sort of documentary
that will make music fans and fans of janet excited to see because she doesn't put her life out there, especially the motherhood part. a lot of people will be watching this a lot of familiar faces in it, mariah carey, sierra, samuel l. jackson. part one set to air january -- >> da da. >> who do we have? hey, sweetheart! >> little go go. >> did you walk in here by yourself >> yeah. >> yeah. okay we're going to do "popstart. i'll put you to work in the graphics department. can you hold this one up here? hold that up there there you go next up, queen elizabeth, a young girl from ohio is receiving praise this morning from the queen herself, 2-year-old jillane sutherland dressed up as queen elizabeth for halloween. her mom sends in the picture of her sent up, sent it into buckingham palace and to her
surprise, she got a response. the queen's lady in waiting, the honorable mary morrison wrote, the queen wishes know write and thank you for your letter and photograph you thoughtfully enclosed. the letter included information about the royal pets. look at that. awesome royal treatment moment. >> perfect. >> they wrote back. ready, go go? >> i love that she's -- >> bye-bye. this one. next up, "the office" ended almost nine years ago, but fans can't get enough. season four of the peacock's office superfan just dropped, showing extended episodes of bonus footage and never seen before cold open. michael scott finds himself in some trouble in michael scott fashion. he drop his phone among other he drop his phone among other things in the toilet. >> my cell phone fell out and on -- not in, but, like, on the rim, and then -- >> it fell in. >> let me tell the story, jim. i knocked it with my knee and
then it fell in and then i leaned over and looked and my bluetooth fell out of my ear and that fell in and i got flustered and everything started falling in. my wallet, my tip calculator, my candy corn, my keys. >> your keys fell in? >> my keys i threw in out of anger. this cannot happen again. >> candy corn. >> candy corn. >> you can stream the office superfan episodes on peacock. got one more? got time for one more? who's that? that's mr. travolta. mr. john travolta. yeah, travolta. he rang in the new year with his two children, great photograph on social media of travolta on instagram, i think it was. his daughter and son captured in the photo, happy new year, everyone. the snap of the trio received some love. in the comments section we saw from olivia newton john, john's "grease" co-star writing ella
you look stunning and classy. wishing you and ben and dad a happy, healthy new year. good genes running in that travolta family. >> speaking of good genes. >> say bye-bye, go go. can you wave bye-bye? >> looks like the torch has been passed. >> she's blowing a kiss. aw. >> the next generation of gr graphics. >> the next gen, exactly. >> made our morning. thank you. bye, go go >> coming up next -- >> so cute >> who is he look how cute -- >> kenan is cute too we'll check in on his new season of his sitcom, "snl" and a lot more
good morning to you, it is 8:26, i'm kris sanchez. a short time from now king tides will once again reach their peak around parts of the bay area. this is what it looked like at san francisco's embarcadero yesterday. that's water over the sidewalk. it was shared by the port of san francisco. very high water spilling over on to the sidewalks and the walkways there and drawing a lot of people out taking pictures and video. minor flooding is once again likely in low lying areas around the bay today. kari, that extends through 11:00, right? >> yeah, that's when we will see the high tide then gradually it goes down by late morning into the early afternoon.
as far as temperatures mid 50s today and scattered showers, especially this afternoon. for the north bay parts of the peninsula we will continue to see rain chances in the forecast. at least we will have some slightly warmer temperatures, we're headed for 60 degrees by wednesday and a bit of a break on thursday. we will have another chance of rain in the forecast on friday into saturday morning, but for the most part the weekend is looking try and our temperatures in the valleys will reach into the mid to upper 50s. we will continue to track all of these changes throughout the week, kris. >> you have a full house there if you were playing cards. another local news update coming up in just a half an hour, we hope to see you then. have a good morning.
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melissa's salads, just as popular as her sweets. we'll get a firsthand look at what makes them so irresistible. on the third hour, joe montana, live today, to look popular as her sweets. we'll get a firsthand look at what makes them so ahead to the super bowl and to share a new never before seen look at his hall of fame career. and guys, coming up tomorrow, the cast of "this is us" joining us ahead of the premiere of their season finale. the end of an era. by the way, guys, we mentioned today is january 3rd and that means the winter olympics, exactly one month away that's right mark your calendars. catch all of the action right here on the networks and services of nbc. ie, peacock. >> services? >> peacock. >> we are a service.
>> right let's show you how we service your weather right now we're going to show you the week ahead. we start off with today, heavy rain and snow in the northwest, now we travel mid-atlantic to new england, morning freeze down through the gulf then as we get to the midweek period, another storm comes across the plains, the rockies, the upper great lakes. mild down in florida sunshine through the gulf. mid-atlantic states, we end the week with maybe another storm here in the northeast, with some snow freezing cold in the plains and mountain snows continue out meteorologist kari hall. it's a chilly start, but it's going to be a milder day, reaching into the mid 50s. we're also watching out for some scattered showers, especially in the north bay and the peninsula. off and on rain in the forecast through the middle of the week. really only one day of a break, we will see some upper 50s on thursday and then a new storm system coming in on friday. in all with the three storms that we have coming in, none of them are really strong, but with those winds it may really start
to pick up later today. and that's your latest weather. guys >> mr. roker, thank you. if you need a laugh, hang out with us. the very funny kenan thompson is with us. we'll chat about "snl," the new first, this is "toda and more. first, this is "toda and more. - hi my"ommy! - hi honey! oh i missed you! you just want to video call the kids. ok. ♪ hush little baby...♪ ♪...don't say a word...♪ but if slow upload speeds turn your goodnight call into an accidental horror movie... can you hear me? shut it down. just remember. you're not a bad mom. you just need better internet. at&t fiber delivers faster upload speeds for more reliable video calls. get at&t fiber, plans starting at $35 a month for a year. limited availability in select areas. call 877.only.att.
welcome back from tv classics to the '90s to the stage of "snl," kenan thompson has been making us laugh for decades. lately, he's been harder at work in a newer role playing a widowed father and morning show host on the nbc sitcom "kenan. " here is a sneak peek at season two. >> kenan, what the holy hell? >> it is not what it looks like. >> yes, it is. don't front for him. >> you're calling me fake and you're out here here is a sneak peek at season two. >> kenan, what the holy hell >> it is not what it looks like. >> yes, it is. don't front for him. >> you're calling me fake and you're out here -- >> technically you called yourself fake. >> shut up, kenan.
>> i'm sorry i don't know what happened but maybe we can talk about this at home. you don't want to make a scene, right? >> yes, we do! you want everybody to think you're perfect but you're not perfect kenan isn't perfect, y'all as a matter of fact, with the laundry, he wash the dish towel with his underwear. >> we got the star himself, >> we got the star himself, kenan thompson how are you? >> i'm excellent good morning to you. how are you? >> we love when you come on the show you always make us feel good earlier, harry smith did a beautiful tribute to betty white and when i think of betty white, i think of "snl. i saw a tweet that seth meyers wrote, he said in all of his years at "snl," he had never seen any host get a standing ovation at the after party except betty white he wrote a party in which she ordered a vodka and a hot dog and stayed until the bitter end. what did she mean to "snl" and to all of you? >> just that, obviously. she got a standing ovation at 2:00, 3:00 in the morning at an after party. i think she was one of the more beloved people we have ever had
come host. i had the pleasure of doing a sketch with her, you know, that would go down in my memory banks in history forever it was a pleasure to watch a professional at work, you know she was such a doll. >> i love how you all reran the tribute to betty white that was really cool "snl" ran into a hiccup over christmas time many members of the cast tested positive for covid tell us what went down during that situation >> it was just a harsh reminder we're still in a pandemic, you know, even though we're trying to do our best to stay safe and test and get the shows done. i think everybody is aware that we just got swept crazy with this most recent variant and, you know, luckily it came later in the week where we had some things pretaped to where we could make a mixture of a new show and a show of favorites, basically. but, yes, shoutout to paul rudd, you know, looking forward to his getback.
>> for sure. your show looks cool this season, season two of "kenan". >> it looks cool >> it looks cool are you look for love? what is happening in the show? >> all kinds of stuff is happening. we're spreading our wings now because season one was all about building up and explaining the world and now we get to plan the world. that clip was about me trying to get back into dating, but it is not going so well. and then i make the mistake of hitting on my brother's date of the night and that goes awry as you can imagine. and just high jinks like that and good, funny, funny, like, comedic moments throughout the season that i'm looking forward to everybody experiencing from the cast and from the writing. i'm just excited. >> we're excited for this season so i'm picturing christmas at kenan's house, okay. you got your kids, you got you give me a little taste of what it was like at your house for the holidays. >> it was gorgeous, you know it was a beautiful morning they're sweethearts. kids and wife, and, you know, we were in new york because it was just safer to stay here. and, yeah, it was just nice to
just safer to stay here. and, yeah, it was just just wake up together with no stress, there is my honey and babies just no stress of needing to run out of the house for anything necessarily and enjoy the moment it was great >> i'm glad you have that. i know with the new year, a lot of people make new year's resolutions. kenan thompson, tell us, how are you going to start off 2022? >> with a bang because today is the season premiere i'm beyond excited i can't thank you enough for having me on, reminding everybody to tune in i'm more excited to see how many different kinds of people will be reporting on the show because from what i've been hearing, a lot of different people like watching the show together, and they all have a different experience and stuff like that. i'm looking forward to a continuation of that and just getting everything up and going. you know, business-wise. it was hard to kind of sit
around since christmas so i'm ready to go. >> you're cutting loose. how do you cut loose in your house, kenan >> a whole lot of leg wiggling put the music on and do the leg wiggle >> what is the leg wiggle? what is that >> i'll demonstrate. a lot of this -- >> that's it >> that's the move right there dropping my phone. but, yeah, i mean, the usual, turning the music up and jump around and stuff or watch the kids jump around i'm an old man now. >> you're not old, kenan we're so happy that you're with us this morning. good luck with the show premiere and with all things. i'm sure we'll see you in studio in person soon by the way, don't go far, we're going to see you on the fourth hour so you ain't going anywhere. >> all right i'll be around all day >> okay, good. you and taylor, your castmate, will be with us. catch kenan tonight 8:00, 7:00 central on nbc. coming up next, we're
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we're back 8:42 with "today's consumer. this morning, a concern a lot of people have at the start of the new year, debt. >> between gifts and travel, meals, the holiday season can certainly take a toll on your bottom line. so, how can you even start to tackle those bills as they come due? nbc's senior business correspondent stephanie ruhle joins us with a few ideas this morning. hey, steph. >> hi, guys. >> happy new year. what is the first thing that people should do to try to get that debt under control? the first thing? >> first thing, do not beat yourself up. the holidays are over and our debts are here did you overeat during the holidays chances are yes. did you overspend? chances are yes. so the first thing you need to do is know what you owe. call the credit card companies, make a list of all of your
balances and the interest rate you're charged on every card that matters if over the holidays you used some of the new buy now, pay later services, make sure you know the payment schedules, the date you have to pay you can't get cute and pay those late, you'll get hit with big, big fees next, and this is going to be counterintuitive, check your rewards points if you were using credit cards a lot over the holidays, you may have racked up a lot of rewards and you can possibly use those rewards, those points, those cashbacks to start paying those bills. that's good news. >> okay. so we know our debt, let's pretend, we need a plan to pay it down. >> okay. a plan is key. you cannot just say i'm going to ghost my credit card company, i'm going to ignore this, you need a plan. the cheapest plan is known as the avalanche where you look at all your balances and your interest rates and you start paying your bills the highest interest rate first, down to the lowest that's the cheapest, because you want to get rid of those high interest rate bills, nobody
likes paying that. if that's too overwhelming, go with the snowball approach, the lowest bill, the tiniest bill out there, start paying those down first you might say those aren't munch bills, they don't make a difference, they do, because it gets you in the routine of starting to check them off the list, and that motivation, that momentum really helps. and i'm not going to say, just pay your bills on time every month, it is the best way to do it let's get realistic, that's not where you are right now. >> i like that, avalanche and snowball and a payment plan as well anything else folks can do to reduce their bills >> you can pick up the phone, call your credit card companies, and see if you can negotiate they want to have you as a long-term customer, especially if you are a responsible borrower in the past see if you can get that rate lowered, see if you can get a fee waved. i can tell you for sure, there is no way they're going to make an accommodation for you if you don't ask the question you can also look into balance transfers if you get approved
for a new credit card, with a zero interest rate, that could be a very big positive but you need to read the details, the fine print, because some of those are tricky but if you can do it, that is a big positive. >> so what if we're having the spending hangover from 2021 and we're saying 2022 is going to be different, we're not going to do this again what is a good way to get started? >> you can actually plan for it right now. to say, i had no idea this was going to happen, hoda, you did you knew you wanted to buy that sparkle sweater, you wanted to get that extra bottle of champagne. we don't know if we're going to suddenly have our car break down or need a new dishwasher that you can't plan for. you can plan for next holiday season and if you set up a separate account now, a transfer of your paycheck, once a month, just once a month, 25 bucks a month, you'll have $300 by next christmas and $300 at the liquor store around christmas, that goes quickly >> oh, yes it does. >> thanks, steph >> stephanie, thank you. >> thank you, guys. for more ideas, for more tips, go to our website,
today.com/onthemoney. just ahead, she's beloved for her cupcakes, but did you know the woman behind baked by melissa, she can make a mean salad too. they racked up millions of views on tiktok. she'll share some of the magic with us. first, this is "today" on nbc. wanna help kids get their homework done? well, an internet connection's a good start. but kids also need computers. and sometimes the hardest thing about homework is finding a place to do it. so why not hook community centers up with wifi? for kids like us, and all the amazing things we're gonna learn. through projectup, comcast is committing $1 billion so millions more students can continue to get the tools they need to build a future of unlimited possibilities. i hope you're ready. 'cause we are.
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we're back with "today food." joining us today, melissa ben-ishay. >> the baker behind baked by melissa. sometimes i'll walk by and i'm, like, oh, sheinelle, it is so good this company connoisseur is going viral, not for her sweets, but her salad-making skills and she joins us now to show us a little something something melissa, good morning. >> good morning!
how are you guys >> doing great. >> i got to tell you, those cupcakes are like a food group at our house when i heard you were going to be doing some salads, i was, like, what are we going to have a salads by melissa coming up? >> i mean, who knows i'm just sharing what i love most with our followers, which is cupcakes, dessert and salads. >> tell us about this green goddess salad that has apparently racked up a few million views on tiktok. >> yeah, so, just like cupcakes, i love to cook too i've been making salads for years -- like my whole life. like similar to baking we have been creating all this tiktok content for "baked by melissa" and i cook every day. i'm, like, i'm going to film this salad it went viral. i kept doing it. and it is such a simple salad. it is a very fine chop and i think that similar to baked by melissa, it gives you the perfect bite, and consistency every time you scoop it with a chip and i think that's part of what makes it so --
>> you scoop it with a chip? >> i scoop it with a chip. >> what's the base here? >> show us how to do it here. >> okay. so the base is green cabbage guess. what you do is there is a very specific way to get it really fine i am not, like, a chef, by any means. you just cut off a chunk of the side, so you can go like this and then you just go you keep the tip of the knife on the cutting board. don't pick it up and just keep making, yes, exactly, these fine slices >> okay. >> and then usually they stay together and what you're going to do then is just turn them around and do the same thing which allows you to make it really fine and a sharp knife is key. if you are new to the kitchen and you aren't comfortable, go slow i enjoy the process, and i think that is why this salad exists because i enjoy chopping and the more you do it, the better you get, and you can go
slow and not cut yourself because sharp knives are dangerous. >> what else goes into this, melissa? >> so you have your cabbage, i'll get it off to the side. i like mini cucumbers. you can use any type of cucumber it gives you more of the, like, flesh of the cucumber and not as much seed and, again, you do the same thing, you just slice, what, like strips, i don't know the right terminology. >> but everything is small. >> everything is small >> julienned. >> yes, or a fine dice, i think. you want little tiny squares so and you go like this, again and then you throw it in really i love vegetables so much so i just use all the green vegetables i had on hand when i was making these salads. green onions are my onion of choice and green is my favorite color so when i first made this salad, i'm, like, i'm going to put everything green that i have in this salad >> what is the dressing? >> the dressing is going to be the key. we need to know. >> we like dressing. >> let's do the dressing super quick. here we go
i have it right here for you the dressing is -- it has to be here we go.ously i have it right it is inspired by pesto, but i believe every ingredient should be nourishing. especially in a salad. so it is two lemons, the juice, and it is a quarter cup of olive oil. and you want to -- when you're using blender, you always want to put your liquids in first, otherwise it won't blend and it is super annoying. two tablespoons of rice vinegar. rice vinegar is my vinegar of choice, i think it is very mild. i have one small shallot, two cloves of garlic, i have a cup
of basil and when i created the recipe, i didn't want it to be super overpowering with basil because basil can be very, like, peppery, and strong. so i decided to cut it with a cup of fresh spinach leaves and that also helps make it super green. and bright because people eat with their eyes, just as much as they do with their taste buds. if you have leftover chives from the recipe, you can throw them in or the green onion tops from chopping those, doesn't matter i love nutritional yeast my husband was vegan for a period of time so i got to know it. and love it. and it is vitamin b, and protein, and so many great nutrients. and then i do a quarter of a cup of cashews and walnuts, those are my two favorite nuts you can do any nut you have on hand if you have a nut allergy, you can use pumpkin speeds >> super food. >> it adds to the creaminess and then a teaspoon of himalayan salt which the pink salt also is
higher in nutrients then the white stuff. >> grind that up, that's it? >> and you -- you are going to want to drink it and then you can -- and because it is all great ingredients, you can use a lot of it. and it becomes like -- it becomes almost like a slaw, like it is -- it is heavy on the dressing, and this recipe is so super forgiving, because you can just -- if you don't have an ingredient, grab another one people ask about, can i use another lettuce? absolutely what is the point of nutritional yeast? i can't find it in my supermarket. so don't use it. it is really fine. you can also leave the nuts out. it is really not necessary >> and what chip, what is your favorite chip to do the dipping? >> my favorite chip to do the dipping is zack's mighty, they're crunchier, they're thick and when i use -- before i had
kids, every sunday we would make this big meal for our friends, and my friends would just come and sit at my counter and just chips. >> melissa, that looks great open a store hurry. >> salads by melissa. >> thanks. >> thanks, melissa. >> if you want that recipe, go to our website at today.com/food. coming up, a special surprise for a teacher who shows kids how to truly find their voices. third hour is up next after your local news and weather. a very good morning to you, it is 8:56 right now, i'm laura garcia. jurors are leading back to the courthouse to deliberate a verdict in the elizabeth holmes criminal fraud trial. they broke fort new year's holiday and the judge ordered them to avoid reading about the case or discussing it during the
break. overall this will be the seventh day of deliberations. as soon as a verdict is reached, whenever that is, nbc bay area plans to break in with live coverage. happening now, we have a team at the courthouse, you can link to the very latest anytime from the elizabeth holmes tab in our trending bar at the top of our homepage. fda regulators this morning authorized expanding covid booster shots for young people, provided the cdc signs off on the plan. boosters will soon be available for children over 12. thom jensen following the developments as bay area school children this week return to the classroom. we will have the latest at midday. also right now at midday, king tides in low lying areas across the bay. this is the last day of elevated tides in some cases causing minor flooding. we will show you come of what's happening in the north bay, also meteorologist kari hall tracking the latest conditions.
this morning on the "3rd hour of today," a holiday headache passengers still stranded at airports, as covidcation cases t new highs. we'll take you inside the chaos and the new year surge just as our kids are headed back to school. later, a resolution round-up from your finances to your fitness routine, steps for a better us in 2022. and hollywood kicking off the new year with a bang from macbeth to ms. jackson to the final chapter of "this is us." the hottest shs
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