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good morning. lovely lady. >> when you come back to earth, would you please go tell the boys to come in and straighten up their room? >> florence henderson, the american icon who played beloved tv mom carol brady on "the brady bunch," has died in los angeles at the age o an early member of the "today" show family and a ground-breaking actrese'll take a look back at her remarkable career. friday frenzy. stores are already mobbed this morning with one of the biggest shopping days of the year well under way. we've got everything you need to know on this black friday. thanksgiving miracle. a california mother who vanished while jogging almost a month ago has been reunited with her family after she was found tied
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for her alleged kidnappers. and, best in show. 2,000 dogs. their harried handlers and a whole lot of hoopla. >> well, there you have it. 2016 winner, best in show, the greyhound. >> but there can be only one winner of the 2016 national dog show. and gia, the greyhound, is gracing us with her presence "today," friday, november 25th, 2016. this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm willie geist. >> i'm tamron hall. matt and savannah are taking
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sad news. the passing of florence henderson. >> everybody knows her as carol brady. the "today" show family got to know her a little better. she was best known as the mom as "the brady bunch." she died of heart failure at cedars sinai medical center in los angeles on thursday where she was surrounded by her loved ones. >> reporter: she was known as america's mom. carol brady. ? here's the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls ?? >> reporter: for five seasons after in reruns, that lovely lady, florence henderson, starred on "the brady bunch" as a widow with three daughters who marries a widower with three sons, settling down in sunny california. >> doug. >> yeah. >> when you come back to earth, would you please go tell the boys to come in and straighten up their room? >> yeah. >> reporter: henderson helped raise a generation of kids with their optimistic wit and wisdom. "the brady bunch" showing how a nontraditional blended family
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an idea way ahead of its time. >> now that radio really was a memorable event. >> reporter: born in dale, indiana, henderson was the youngest of ten children. the stunning beauty made her mark on broadway starring in a string of shows until she got her big break -- that big break coming on the "today" show. she was in every sense of the word a "today" show original. in 1959, she was hired to be the weather, fashion and other light news segments. it wasn't just morning tv. she broke ground in late night as well. in 1962 becoming the first woman to guest host the "tonight show" before johnny carson took the reins. >> this is "later today" with jodie applegate and florence henderson. >> reporter: decades later henderson returned to her
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co-hosting the spinoff "later today." through the years she shared many memorable moments on "today." >> florence spoke to matt in 2015. >> you say you feel better no now than when you were 30. what makes you happy in life these days? >> well, i try to get up every day and say, wow, it's a great day, i'm alive, i have four healthy children, five healthy grandchildren. i have grand dogs. i have friends. i am so blessed to be able to still do what i love. and i'm just grateful. >> reporter: when she wasn't appearing on tv, she was popping up in commercials. perfectly poised. pitching products from wesson oil to polident. henderson continued to appear on tv in a variety of shows and in 2016 at age 76 she competed on "dancing with the stars." overnight, celebrities sent condolences on social media,
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daughter, marsha, on "the brady bunch." tweeting, florence henderson was a dear friend for so many years and in my heart forever. i've miss you dearly. as we mentioned, florence henderson was a long-time friend of the "today" show appearing with matt many times over the years. matt wanted to join us this morning as we paid tribute to florence. he's on the phone with us. matt, we were all surprised morning. what are your thoughts? >> it's so sad, willie and tamron. i first of all just loved looking back at some of those moments on the "today" show and on other shows that you guys just put on the air. i will tell you this. and i think you both will agree because you got to know her as well. in all my years in this business, i don't think i've met anyone so talented and so popular who had so much humility and so little ego. i can say that without hesitation. she was the most down to earth, humble, grounded person i've
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work in entertainment, she's right. she was always in demand, always working because she was so good. she was so good at what she did. i mean from america's mom -- by the way, could there have been a better role for florence henderson than mrs. brady? because she nurtured everybody. she was so caring. she -- every time you saw her and she walked into the studio, first thing was the hug. then the kiss. and then it wasn't some kind of mandatory greeting where she'd family. she meant it. you had to stop and tell her how you were doing and how your family was doing. and if you didn't have stories and pictures, she wasn't going to let you go. >> that is so true. you talk about that nurturing spirit, matt. i walked with her this past february in the go red catwalk for heart disease. i was super nervous to go out. she was like just go out there and have fun with it. that sense of humor just radiating.
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close friend who was the same on and off camera. >> she had a wicked sense of humor. she really did. i mean she was as quick with a one-liner as she was with one of those hugs. and she could be a little bawdy. she could catch you off guard with her jokes. by the way, i remember a little fun that ellen degeneres had with a segment that florence henderson and i did on the "today" show where ellen used a little video magic and editing to make it look like it was a little more raucous than it actually was. i was nervous that florence might not get it. i'll tell you, no one liked that more than florence henderson. she thought it was hysterical. i am sad for her family. her children, for her grandchildren and i'm especially sad for the people who didn't get to experience the brilliance and the magic of florence henderson for all those years on tv. >> to know her a little bit off tv was an even better experience, matt, we know you are away with your family right now.
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weekend. it's friday after thanksgiving and millions of americans are already out shopping this morning. the good deals are up for grabs and records are already being broken. nbc's jo ling kent is in the thick of all of it in jersey city. good morning, jo. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. good morning, willie. happy black friday to you. you know, if you thought black friday was dead, here in jersey city it is alive and kicking. thousands of shoppers showing up here at this mall. 137 million americans are planning to shop this holiday weekend. already the spending is shattering records. throngs of shoppers lining up for hours. before bursting into stores to cash in on black friday deals. >> put you in the right holiday mood. >> reporter: the rush of action a welcome sight for retailers. hoping to close out the year on a strong note. target's ceo says early store traffic data has been positive so far.
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lines are much bigger than they were last year. >> reporter: online, records already shattered. americans spend at least $1.15 billion online on thanksgiving day. a 14% jump from last year. almost half a billion dollars have been spent on mobile devices alone. >> we're looking pretty good for black friday and the holiday season in general for retailers. i think a lot of companies and consumers are happy that the election is over. >> reporter: overall, holiday this year. shoppers started earlier than ever on thanksgiving day. >> three, two, one -- >> reporter: macy's customers flooded in the doors for deep discounts on boots and cashmere sweaters. as for what to buy now, new data shows the best deals are on electronics, toys and pet supplies. average tablet prices are down 25% compared to this time last year. television prices, sinking 24%.
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far this holiday weekend. now if you're waking up and you are looking at some deals on your phone, you should know that online spending is slated to about $2 billion already this morning as we wake up. as you start shopping, make sure you use legitimate apps and are logging on to the actual web sites as you spend those big bucks. stores are rolling out concierge services, high-tech santa to get you in so you buy a little more. willie and tamron. >> jo, thank you so much. as many of you prepare to head home this weekend after the thanksgiving holiday, there are some possible travel delays ahead from coast to coast. dylan is in for al this morning. >> hey, guys, happy thanksgiving. we are looking at not too many problems today but things get a little more interesting saturday and again on sunday. we've got this storm system moving in to the pacific northwest. that's going to bring rain and mountain snow to that area.
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the great lakes, there is nothing really to worry about today. saturday though we've got both coasts dealing with the possibility of delays, especially down through san francisco and also into the boston area because of low clouds and just reduced visibility. it is also going to be a little breezy across new england but we could see some of those showers and wind causing some delays at san francisco airport on saturday. if you're driving, again it is that i-95 corridor because of a coastal storm that's trying to develop in the northeast. not only will it be windy but the farther north you gou could see some rain and snow showers causing some problems. then on sunday we are still looking at maybe some tricky conditions across mountain passes. we'll see some storms develop through the middle of the country and northern new england could see some of those delays as well. in l.a.x., we could see delays because of rain. in boston we could see some those low clouds and breezy conditions causing some delays at the airports. overall doesn't look that bad but just a couple areas to keep in mind.
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donald trump spent his first thanksgiving as president-elect at his mar-a-lago estate in florida as his transition team debates candidates for secretary of state. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker is in florida with the latest for us. kristen, good morning. >> tamron, good morning to you. as mr. trump continues his holiday weekend here in palm beach, the choice he is facing with his cabinet, whether to bring in more former rivals or long-time loyalists. one of his top advisors may have given a few clues as the political world it president-elect's next move. >> reporter: we're getting our first glimpse of the president-elect while vacationing at his mar-a-lago resort. these pictures captured the day before thanksgiving with the holiday now over, he's poised to make new cabinet appointments as early as today. at the top of that list -- secretary of state. trump considering two top contenders -- former new york mayor rudy giuliani, a hard-liner and supporter from the start, or 2012 presidential
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one of his sharpest critics. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. >> reporter: trump not tipping his hand but one of his top advisors may have. kellyanne conway tweeted out receiving a deluge of social media and private conversations. some trump loyalists warn against romney as secretary of state, a sign trump world may be divided. the other positions in play -- commerce secretary. billionaire wilbur ross at the front of the line. retired marine corps general james mattis is looking likely. transition sources tell nbc news trump's former primary rival turned surrogate dr. ben carson is considering an offer for housing and urban development secretary, although he has no experience in the field. on thanksgiving carson not giving any hint about which way he's leaning, tweeting we must focus on what unites us all instead of what divides us.
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the holiday as a working vacation tweeting, trying to get carrier ac company to stay in the u.s. making progress. will know soon. carrier currently planning to move its indianapolis plant to mexico and confirmed they're in contact with the incoming administration. on the trail, trump railed against outsourcing jobs overseas. >> our jobs are coming back. and our companies aren't leaving. and if our companies want to leave, there are consequences. >> reporter: meanwhile, trump's former rival, hillary clinton, was spotted doing a little thanksgiving shopping this week and te greeted by this heartwarming display on the corner of my street. thank you to all of you who did this. as mr. trump works to build up his administration, the team tasked with his inauguration already in full steam as well, they are aiming to raise tens of millions of dollars for the historic day. tamron? willie? back to you. >> thank you very much. federal authorities are
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charleston family is mourning the loss of its teenage son this holiday weekend after he was shot dead on a neighborhood street. nbc's ron allen is in washington with the latest on this story. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. james means was a 15-year-old black teenager. his alleged, 62-year-old william pulliam who is white and now in police custody. it is what police say the alleged gunman said about the young man's death that's igniting even more outrage. >> be advised your suspect is in a dark hoodie, handgun in his possession. >> police in pursuit of a gunman. authorities say it began when 15-year-old james means bumped into an older man. the suspect went into the store. when he came out, the two exchanged words before means was shot twice. >> pd is out on investigation. >> reporter: means died later at a hospital. 62-year-old william pulliam arrested and charged with
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complaint, expressed no remorse, stating, the way i look at it, that's another piece of trash off the street. the report also said he then had dinner and visited a friend. police say pulliam confessed to shooting means because he felt threatened. in a jailhouse interview with wchs, pulliam claimed the teenager had a gun. >> i don't like it. believe me, i didn't want to kill anybody. but, you know, they're not going to kill me. >> reporter: but police say means was not armed. looking into whether a hate crime was committed. willfully using a firearm to kill another person because of the victim's actual or perceived race, color, religion or national origin. maximum penalty -- life in prison. >> my son is in a safer place now and we all love him. >> reporter: means' family says they believe justice will prevail. >> we're just not going to put it in our hands. we're going to let the law put it in their hands. >> reporter: calls for calm and
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nobody else should hold a grudge. we all have to forgive and let everything take its place. >> reporter: on social media, the response to our request for a few thousand dollars to help with funeral expenses has soared well past $40,000. while the suspect remains in jail, his next hearing, some time after the holiday weekend. tamron? willie? >> ron allen, thanks so much, ron. and also making headlines this morning, the great aretha franklin. ?? >> the 74-year-old queen of soul kicked off the day of football on thursday dazzling fans in her hometown of detroit with, yes, we could officially call it -- an epic rendition of the national anthem. the song usually lasts about two minutes. but when you're the queen of soul, guess how long it goes? 4:35 seconds. who's counting?
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some people, because some people just got to complain about everything. they finished eating and had done the dishes by the time she was done. willie and i have issues with people on social media who complained about this. >> that's 4:35 seconds of free aretha franklin. that's how i look at it. >> she wasn't singing "jingle bells." she's singing the national anthem. you can never sing the national anthem with too long. >> i was actually cooking with that on in the background. i was saying -- i did at one point say, is that song still on? >> i can sit down for a seconds? we love aretha. we'll take all the aretha we can get. >> let's get the rest of the forecast with dylan right now. nationally across the country today, besides a big storm out in the pacific northwest, could create some mountain snow. we've already seen about two feet of snow in the cascades. we're also looking at some mountain snow across northern new england in the highest elevations and some scattered showers and storms today in
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across the country.
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>> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan, thank you very much. coming up, a missing california mom found alive in what some are calling a miracle. we'll have the latest on the search for her kidnappers. plus, your holiday survival guide to getting through weekend with everything from the best bargains to some travel tips.
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?? >> christmas music. 7:30 now on this friday morning, the 25th of november, 2016. we are happy to see so many smiling faces, stopping by to take advantage of all of those i guess we can now play christmas music without shame. >> i love christmas music but you're moving a little fast for me, tamron hall. let me digest my meal first. here's a look at what's making headlines today. thanksgiving shoppers have already spent more than $1 billion and mobbed stores in the wee hours today. it is just beginning. 137 million americans still expected to shop over the holiday. u.s. special operations soldier was killed in syria on
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it's the first american combat death there as the fight against isis intensifies. so far the pentagon has not revealed that soldier's identity. and, florence henderson, the beloved actress who played tv mom carol brady on "the brady bunch," has died in los angeles of heart failure. she was a fixture here on "today" show over the course of several decades and a renowned broadway actress. florence henderson was 82 years old. now to what's being called a miracle in california. a kidnapped mother found tied up county road. her family's prayers finally answered nearly a month after she went missing. nbc's gadi schwartz is in los angeles with the details. gadi, good morning. >> good morning, tamron. three longs week ago, sherri papini went for a run and she didn't come home. her whole community has come together to try and find the missing mother of two.
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dozens of miles. her family never giving up hope that she would be found safe and alive. >> reporter: the 34-year-old sherri papini described by her family as a super mom, this morning once again surrounded by those she loves. >> sherri has been located and has been reunited with her husband and family on this day of thanksgiving. thursday at 4:30 in the morning 150 miles from where investigators believe she was abducted while out jogging over three weeks ago. >> she was bound with restraints but was able to summon help from a passing motorist on i-5 near county road 17. >> reporter: now the mother of two is recovering with her family by her side. for weeks the community had come together to search for any sign of papini after her husband had reported her missing. her sister asking for the public's help. >> you don't realize that it could happen to your family. i know my sister would never abandon her children in any way and she loves her family very
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>> reporter: papini was last seen on a run, her cell phone and a pair of headphones discovered a mile from her house. investigators say papini has described two of her captors as hispanic women with a gun and a dark suv. >> we do not know if this is a stranger abduction or not. that's part of the ongoing investigation. >> reporter: while the family is return, the sheriff is still cautioning the community that whoever kidnapped sherri papini is still on the loose. the community of redding, california still very much on edge. investigators have been speaking to papini about what happened and are expected to give another briefing a little later today. tamron? >> thank you so much. what a story! >> unbelievable. thank god she was found safe. let's get a check of the weather now with dylan. >> looking at a pretty big storm in the pacific northwest, mostly in the mountain passes with the snow piling up. portland seeing some heavy rain
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some rain as well. as this storm moves onshore we have a better chance of seeing snow especially in the rockies later in the week. a secondary front will move in bringing mountain snow, and periods of rain extending down in l.a. where we could see heavy rain tomorrow. as for heavy rain across the pacific northwest through monday morning, crescent city looks like they could pick up five to six inches of rain. then as far as snow is concerned, we could end up with about a foot and a half cascade and sierra, nevada. much needed snow, of course, as we get into some of the drier months. elsewhere across the country, things are quiet right through
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(more popping) go together like being late and being grounded. made for real, real life.? ("le freak" plays throughout) freak out ?? ?? back now at 7:40 this morning. on "rossen reports," a holiday weekend survival kit for you. >> just in time for black friday, "today" national investigative correspondent jeff rossen has rounded up some important tips to save you money and to keep you safe. jeff, good morning. >> hey, guys, good morning to you. hope you had a great thanksgiving. black friday is here. so many of you getting in the car right now heading home from thanksgiving, and of course,
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we've got you covered. from the secret tips to save major cash in stores, to a warning about online shopping. we even have travel tips with snow and ice hitting parts of the country, how do you pull out of a skid. this morning it is one-stop shopping to kick off your holiday weekend. >> reporter: it's the biggest shopping day of the year and we're all heading to the stores. but don't hate retail. we have secret tips to save you big bucks. >> i like >> reporter: we're undercover with a retail expert. her first tip to save you cash -- the price match. she's got her eye on this dishwasher. >> i was going to price check them against other retailers. >> we do price check. >> reporter: the salesman goes online and finds another store selling it for $44 less. >> then you guys match that one? >> reporter: sold to our secret shopper. at best buy andrea shows off her
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>> reporter: an item that's been returned to the store in good condition. maybe missing a couple accessories. >> can you throw in some remote or some additional discount? >> reporter: she checks with her supervisor and good news -- they'll knock off $280. but what if you want to avoid the store all together? there's always online shopping but watch >> some of of these discount sites based in hong kong, china and singapore aren't going to have the same laws that protect consumers and shoppers as you'll find in the u.s. >> reporter: the photos lure you in. trendy clothing for less. the ads are posted on sites we visit every day. google, there they are right on top. and facebook, those ads off to the right. my producer went online to order
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and ordered coats, sweaters and dresses in her size. >> okay. the order's in. >> reporter: just one week later -- >> so they finally came. open them up. >> reporter: first, this coat we ordered. here's what they promise in the ad, and here is what we got. already tearing at the seam. how about this stylish blazer? here's the luxury photo. and here's ours. a flimsy sweater with strings hanging off. and the fit? >> try to button it. >> not even close. >> reporter: then there's this blue evening gown. it looks so elegant in the ad. but -- >> this is basically bathing suit material. >> feels like spandex. >> reporter: so how are these ads even allowed? facebook and google telling nbc news misleading ads are against policy and they have teams in place to crack down and remove them, google adding that in 2015 alone, it disabled more than 750
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thousands of violating accounts. but, the most important tip to end your thanksgiving trip, how to get home safely. snow and ice already hitting many states and cars are spinning all over the road. from sedans, to semis, crashing into each other. so what do you do if your car is caught in a skid? to show you, we're in maryland at the specially designed driving course. >> there you go. >> whoa! >> reporter: i hit a patch of ice and make a classic mistake. >> two things you can do -- you jammed on the brake, and you jerked the wheel. >> what am i supposed to do? >> get off the brake, get of ot accelerator, straighten the wheel and ride the skid out. >> it goes against conventional wisdom. i want to stop the car. >> that's the worst thing to do. >> i'll get control of the car faster that way? >> yes. you have to steer around other things you might be heading for.
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piece of advice -- drive with your eyes, not your butt. sounds weird but what he means is, so many of us don't react until we feel our car sliding out from under us. drive with your eyes, he says. know your surroundings. make sure you make your moves before you feel the car skidding out. by the way, if the temperature is below freezing, there is likely black ice on the road right now so slow down. i really hope these tips help, guys. >> jeff, thanks. we'll stop driving with our r coming up, from taylor swift's beach buddies, to bruno mars' bathtub, how some of your favorite stars celebrated thanksgiving. but coming up, best in show. we'll meet the greyhound who sprinted past the competition
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she beat a lot of great competition. >> she's a beauty. if she had a dating profile for the male greyhounds right now, what would you describe as -- other than clearly sleepy this morning. what do you describe as her best attributes? >> her personality. not only is she beautifully constructed in her structure and everything but her personality wins people over. >> she's a winner. she's won a lot of blue ribbons. >> 44 best in shows. >> 44 best in how does this one rank? >> special for a lot of reasons but whether you win at a big dog show like this or a little dog show somewhere in a little town, they're all fantastic. >> she's won 44 best in shows and she's the top hound in the country. leading the way. she's a beautiful dog. >> she stares right at you. i feel like we've got a thing. >> look at her. she's like eye balling -- dylan was remarking on how beautiful her coat is.
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hey, lady. >> if we can get her to stand, you can see this great -- see that she's built for speed. >> she's taller than willie geist. >> that's saying something. >> look at that chest. she's had a long couple of days. >> congratulations. you put a long of long work. and gia. david. >> you can tune in to an encore presentation of the national dog show right here on nbc at 8:00, 7:00 central. com strategies for black friday savings. what you should buy today and what we can all wait on. plus, with a new christmas movie on the way, the amazing
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, remembering florence henderson. >> we have something special for you. >> america's favorite tv mom and long-time friend of "today" dies at age 82. we look back at her and many memorable moments here on our show. >> do you feel at home here? i hope you still feel like this is a piece of your home. >> i love it here. i always feel like i'm coming home. and they're off. as millions of americans head to the store this black friday, we'll tell you what you need to know to save big bucks. plus, dolly for the holidays. >> are you real? >> am i real! well, let me hold that little
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about her new movie as she looks back at her legendary career and where she is now. >> i'm just in a really good place right now. all the hard work i've done has allowed so many great things to happen. >> "today," friday, november 25th, 2016. ?? hello, greenville, south carolina! >> sending love to our family an happy holidays! >> all the way foreign policy tennessee to see tamron and willie! >> i'm celebrating my 11th birthday on "today." woo! >> good morning, tampa! >> happy black friday, america!
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and welcome back to "today" on this friday morning. what a crowd we've got on this plaza! >> i know we don't pick fab favorites out here but i have a favote person here. dallas cowboys. what's up cowboy nation. coming up, what may be the best thing about thanksgiving -- the leftovers. we'll show you how to transform your turkey into a new and dish dish that everyone loves. >> we're getting cheers for leftovers! >> everybody's more awake. >> at this hour, no less. before we get to all that, let's get to the news at 8:00. i'm kristen welker in palm beach. we begin with the trump
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president-elect vacationing this morning. these pictures taken on wednesday. this as mr. trump could make more cabinet announcements as early as today. the position getting the most buzz -- secretary of state. and there seems to be divide within trump world over rudy giuliani, a hard-liner and long-time supporter, or, a moderate republican and formerly one of trump's sharpest critics. trump not tipping his hand but one of his top advisors may have given a little clue. kel yan conway tweeting -- receiving a deluge of social media and private coms regarding romney. she also highlighting a political headlines. some trump loyalists warn against romney as secretary of state. trump eager to show he was, woulding on thanksgiving as well, tweetsing yesterday i'm working hard, even on thanksgiving, trying to get carrier ac company to stay in the u.s. making progress. now carrier, which is moving one of its plants to mexico, confirmed the conversation but did not have any new
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candidate. meanwhile, we're also learning today that third party candidate jill stein is touting the fact that she's raised $4.7 billion, enough money for recounts in three states, this after computer scientists found irregularities in those states. reality is though according to experts, very unlikely those recounts are going to go anywhere or that the election results would change. >> all right, kristen welker in florida for us, this morning. as we've been reporting, there is some sad this morning. beloved actress florence henderson has died. best known for her iconic role as the mom on "the brady bunch," she also had deep ties to us here at "today." >> but alice, you will -- >> reporter: she was known as america's mom. carol brady. ? here's the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls ?? >> reporter: for five seasons, and for years in reruns, that lovely lady, florence henderson,
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>> the real estate man's coming to look at this house tonight. so you'd better have your rooms picked up. >> reporter: she started her career on broadway in a number of hits before making her way to television. henderson got her first job on the small screen in 1959, right here on "today." ?? >> reporter: she was hired to be the very first "today girl," doing the weather, fashion and other light news segments. she broke ground at late night, too, becoming the first woman to 1962. >> this is "later today." >> reporter: four decades later, henderson returned to her "today" show roots co-hosting the spinoff "later today." she spoke about her life, her career, and her longevity with matt in 2015. >> you say you feel better now than when you were 30. what makes you happy in life these days? >> well, i try to get up every
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day, i am so blessed to be able to still do what i love. i work all the time. and i'm just grateful. >> florence henderson died of heart failure last night on thanksgiving at cedars sinai medical center in los angeles surrounded by her loved ones. she was 82. she will be missed by the entire country, but particularly by her "today" show family. now to an explosive endo then they got rid of them the only way they knew how -- they blew them up. the country has strict rexes on fireworks and all gone in a flash. this all happened in peru. >> pretty good chance i won't try that at home but thanks for the tip. coming up, your the mat black friday cheat sheet. what you need to know before you
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just yet because "today" financial editor jean chatzky is here with your ultimate black friday cheat sheet. smart shopping tips you need to know before you hit the sales. black friday is a holiday for some people. is it still worth it to go out today? >> absolutely. but you can also get some great deals online. we are expecting some really big sales. $27 billion is expected to be spent today, including $3 billion just online which would be a record brr. 23% of shoppers are planning to head out to stores this friday. >> that's because a lot of them have figured out that you can get much of the same merchandise but not all of the same merchandise online. if they're door busters you are looking for, you actually want to hit the stores. the first thing you need to know is that when it comes to those door busters that you've seen in your circulars, you got to get there early. some of those things you may have missed already at this point. online the stores are going to
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you want to make sure that you are watching the language in those advertisements. if it says limited quantities, that means when it's gone, it's gone. >> so you made it into the store. what do we look for? >> we're going to look first for what's a deal and what's not a deal. so a lot of these door busters are things that are either made just for black friday or last year's models. and that means they may not have all the features of the models that you are used to seeing. so for unlawful -- awful lot about tvs. do your research so you know if you'll be happy with it when you get it home. also download the apps for your favorite stores, online and off. amazon will release new deals as frequently as every five minutes, often through their
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>> you saw use the right credit card. >> that depends on your credit cards in your wallet. but look particularly at the gold and platinum ones because they have benefits like return protection, extended warrantee protection, and the ability to give you money back on your credit card if you -- if the price of that merchandise goes down over the next 60 days. importantly, you have to shop on that particular card. and, if you're looking for an additional way to save are other people'sift cards that they don't necessarily want on sites like giftcardgranny where you can get a discount. today we are looking at tvs in particular 4k tvs. also looking at laptops, large and sma large and smallll appliances things like kitchen aid appliances and vacuums. gaming bundles. older generation gadgets like
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first generation, you'll get good deals on. surprisingly, a lot of good deals on travel. >> what do we wait to buy? >> most toys. not the hottest toys, not the hatchimals and the lego sets you're waiting for. jewelry, winter apparel, those things will get cheaper as the holiday season rolls on. >> great tips. thank you. if you enjoyed jean's pep talk she's coming back on monday to take us through how to protect yourself online. >> i was impressed with how you did that. >> you did it every day. >> not gracefully. >> you're the expert on the walk. let's see what's trending today. >> let's get start would a viral video this morning that i think i've watched millions of times to add to the 30 million times others have. here's why. an adorable baby girl enjoying every minute of a shampoo for the first time. so, usually bathtime for a new
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for baby amira. she is soaking it up. look how happy she is. look at the rinse. the baby loved this part. followed by a little gentle brushing and towel on the top. look at that. look at that face. do you feel anxious at any point, just put this on. it's just the best. >> i'm so relaxed. >> isn't that how the both of you feel when you go to a hair it's the best thing. >> like washing all the problems. >> until your next. >> that baby's cute. they're the hottest toys of the season. they are called hatchimals. if you haven't heard about them, you will soon. you witness fellow holiday shoppers. it's an egg you nurture that hatches into a furry animal.
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two brothers stumbled upon the toy in october and they stocked up. they bought $5,000 worth of hatchimals and selling them on ebay they made their money back and then some. projecting a profit of $8,000. our resident hatchimal expert, what is the deal here? >> during the third hour of today i held it for a full hour and i brought it into this world, really. you give it love, you tap it, you rub it. love. we just kept rubbing it. >> you and harry. >> i loved it as much as i could and it hatched. >> how long does it take to hatch? >> 20 to 60 minutes. >> that's a quick gestation period. she had to wait 9 1/2 months. yesterday, come on, let's admit it we all feasted on delicious food and today we're going to feast some more. arguably one of the best parts of thanksgiving is the leftovers
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sandwiches because "usa today" tells us how to craft the perfect sandwich. choose your bread carefully. some athis is the most important decision you'll make in your life. >> i like potato bread. >> and that hawaiian bread. so good. it can make or break the sandwich. choose, choose dark meat if you can. >> i can see that. >> the flavor is soaked in. it's been a day. that's where all the flavor is. only one interior start. >> what is an >> like stuffing or mashed potatoes. >> if you pile on the works, you may regret it. cranberry sauce is a must, really? >> oh, yeah. >> if you add an egg it counts for breakfast. >> i do want mashed potatoes in there. >> i like the stuffing. corn, green bean casserole and everything on my plate. >> like a dagwood sandwich. >> ceases to be a sandwich at that point. >> just a second meal. >> i didn't know you put mashed
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what is that on the side? >> the lettuce -- >> let me move my hatchimal. >> i don't know about the lettuce. >> i don't know about that. >> we'll eat these leftover sandwiches which look amazing and get to pop start. >> we are starting off with pop start miss piggy and tony bennett. legendary singer and beloved puppet stole the show during the thanksgiving day parade not because of their spirited performance, but because of the moment when miss piggy st helping hand. ? coming to town ? >> miss piggy to the rescue. she's amazing. tony bennett lost the balance from the float and she grabbed his arm to save him. >> easy on the gas there buddy. >> i know. miss piggy.
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square. >> well, miss piggy was there, so we're good. how do the stars spend their thanksgiving holiday. we have a round up for you. sit back and watch. taylor swift spent the day at the beach with friends. the singer shared these photos of the fun they had on the sand before enjoying the big feast. christie brinkley and her daughter. reese witherspoon from the kitchen fired up the kitchen, y'all. her battle t there. >> why is she walking a turkey? >> she took a turkey for a little trot. >> there's bruno mars the singer had a bubble bath. >> can we all wake up bruno mars for one day. >> does not look like my thanksgiving at all. >> dylan, a little double duty today. pop start and weather.
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let's take a look at what's going on else where around the country. a lot of cloud cover going on and other than that, nothing to worry about. a few scattered showers down through texas and in and around the great lakes with snow flurries, too. a bigger storm out in the pacific northwest. temperatures have been really warm, especially down across the southeast where some areas saw some of their warmest thanksgivings on record, especially down through south carolina and 30s and 40s across the north and even 20s back through the northern rockies. today wae are looking at heavy rain and mountn if you're traveling through the mountain passes, that is your
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and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan, thank you. when it comes to music legends. they don't get much bigger or better than dolly parton. >> she grew up in tennessee smoky mountains in a little cabin and a big family. they didn't have much but the holidays were still a very special time. dolly is w about her family's christmas miracle. i caught up with dolly to talk about faith, family and country. >> i think everybody should be proud of who they are and where they're from and i always said, don't be ashamed of how you're brought up. that's who you are. >> from a childhood where all she had was family and music, dolly parton grew up to be an american icon. >> you famously grew up in a little cabin just over a hill over there with 12 brothers and
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was like in that home growing up? >> i do. my mama was always big on making sure that we knew what christmas was all about. she always told the christmas story of jesus and always read the bible. but we made our own, a lot of our own toys and we didn't, in those very early days, we didn't have electricity. you know, millions of you joined us last -- >> reporter: christmas of many colors. her new nbc tv movie is based on a christmas poor, but tightknit family experienced when she was a little girl. >> but you don't realize it because we had mom and daddy and we felt safe and loved. >> i could never afford to buy your mama a wedding ring. >> reporter: ricky schroder plays dolly's dad and jennifer nettles is her mom and dolly plays the part of the town's painted lady. >> when i was a kid, there was a lady the loose woman in our town but she was absolutely beautiful
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amazing. you know, she was so colorful, big hair, big makeup, lipstick and all and tightlothes. and i wanted talook like her when i grew up. so, i'm playing the painted lady. it's kind of a cool thing. >> christmas is a little different at your house these days, i would imagine. what are some of your favorite traditions? >> i try to get with my little nieces and nephews and we bake cookies and they usually spend the night. i have an elevator painted like it's a fireplace and kids are downstairs and it's all painted like a fire and i come down the fire dressed like santa claus. >> reporter: quite a year for dolly. she's fresh off a nationwide concert tour. a hit new album "pure and simple" a 50th wedding anniversary and her 70th birthday. you've had a remarkable year, dolly. you had a milestone birthday, a milestone anniversary with your husband, carl.
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congratulations, again. for the first time in a couple of years. do you feel like you're in a great spot right now? >> i really do. i've been working all my life. kind of like they make a joke and say i'm an overnight success after 70 years. you know. but i've worked hard. but i'm just in a really good place right now. all the hard work i've done has allowed so many great things to happen. ? love you ? >> you're one of the most positive and optimistic people i kn right now? >> yes, i am hopeful for the country. i believe we are still a great country and i know that we can and will be greater. but i think we all have to pull together. i think that we're still america. that's why we have all those people in the government. one person cannot make all the decisions. you've got to have people, you know, helping. i really am looking forward, you ow, to a great future. i mean, everybody had their own
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president coming in and we have all got to get in there and do our part. and if doesn't do good, i would imagine as americans we will get him out there of. if he does do good, then we can all say, yes, this is good for all of us. let's at least give everybody an opportunity and a chance. >> we love her. >> like most people, i'm a sucker for dolly parton. she's just the greatest. >> everything about her. >> the last movieor was last year was a huge hit. more than 16 million viewers. dolly parton's "christmas of many colors" airs wednesday, november 30th at 9:00, 8:00 central time right here on nbc. dylan? coming up one of the most talented actresses on the planet and matching the orange room perfectly jessica chastain. a big screen role that is already getting oscar buzz.
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it is 8:30 now on this friday morning, november 25th. we've got a huge crowd out here today! working off some of the turkey and stuffing by waving to their friends and family back home. that's a way to work it off. thanks, all, for coming out here. jessica chastain stars in a
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already getting award buzz. we'll talk to her about tackling a role that's ripped right from the headlines. plus, a new twist on turkey chilly and more ways to enjoy your leftovers while parked in front of the tv this weekend, say, watching football. and a live concert from daya. the 18-year-old is fresh from performing at the thanksgiving day parade. but first, we are wrapping up our annual and giving," highlighting the work at st. jude's children hospital. again with us is marlo thomas, national outreach director for st. jude. some familiar faces this year. giving away gift bags with a little surprise from retailers who support st. jude so the kids are giving out the gift bags. we're going to talk to marlo. marlo, tells us about what "thanks and giving" is about for you and for us. >> well, as you know, st. jude
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all over america and our scientific discoveries go to every community in america. and america helps us fund it. because as you know, we're non-profit. nobody pays at st. jude for anything. not travel or housing or food or treatment. so this is one of the ways in which we raise money. >> how does it work today if people go out shopping? >> well first of all, can you see me on the camera? first thing you do, you look for this logo. this is where t good guys are. williams-sonoma, best buy. we're sending out gift cards now, home goods and domino's pizza, k-mart, kay jewelers. wherever you go, they'll ask you to add a little something for the children of st. jude. all you got to do is say yes or go to st. >> you have with us lauren lewis and abby geyser.
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this we are? >> i'm thankful that i go the to keep my eye and my leg and that god blessed me with that. >> how about you, lauren? >> i'm thankful for being here in new york -- >> to hang out with us. >> yes. >> this is what america looks like working together, everybody giving a little something to help us continue our motion of finding cures and saving children. >> these are special girls you brought some amaing stories. st. jude is so important. >> no child, no family, pays a nickel for this treatment because of the great work marlo and st. jude do together. thank you. >> we have one more treat. okay. so if you have a gift bag, you may find a gift card from your retailer. those of you out here who have gift bags with green ribbons on them? raise them up. raise your bags. you got your bag up? if you have a green ribbon on it. hold it up. right?
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or $250 gift card inside. there you have it. happy spending there. >> that's a lot of pizza. >> very good. thank you again, marlo. lauren. abby. >> thank you for having us. . we're taking a look at weekend outlook where we are going to see some heavier rain and also some snow showers in the pacific northwest. saturday, most of the run is mostly across northern new england. we could see heavy rain and gusty winds across eastern maine with some snowossible in the higher elevations. here is what you can expect if you are traveling on sunday. we could see some stronger storms, especially through the midwest. that would be heavy rain. if you're traveling along i-35, you could run into some delays because of the heavier rain. the rain also looks heavy out in the pacific northwest with some more mountain snow. that means mountain passes will have an issue. in the southeast and up and down
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a-okay. we should see lots of sunshine, temperatures comfortable, too, in the 40s and 50s. saturday at 4:00 p.m. is one of the worst times to be on the road. keep that in mind. >> okay. we're checking off bucket lists here. it was get this box checked by "today" show host. i guess i count. right? >> yeah! >> awesome! thank you so much.
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chastain is known for playing powerful women and her latest role certainly is no exception. >> the new thriller, "miss sloan," she plays a ruthless washington lobbyist. at the center of the story is a controversial gun safety bill. elizabeth sloan will go to any length to outsmart her foes. >> well being is about foresight. about anticipating your opponent's moves. and dividing counter the winner plots one step ahead of the opposition. and plays her trump card just after they play theirs. >> jessica chastain, good morning. we're mesmerized. >> good goosebumps. >> thanks! >> so elizabeth sloan described by one viewer as beautiful but scary. >> good. well, elizabeth sloan is a very
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d.c. she gets brought over to work on a bipartisan gun bill. >> you know, of course, everyone talk about the election at thanksgiving dinner yesterday. perhaps some survived, some did not. what a perfect timing. >> i think it is a great thing. as an actress you don't get very many roles where you play a female character -- or even see in the movies that you have perfectionist and so flawed. you see men play these roles all the time but i think in our society women aren't necessarily brought into that area. i think it is good to have elizabeth sloan there in the world. >> you did some research as you always do for a character in d.c. sort of looking at the world of lobbying. we know the reputation of lobbyists. sort of mercenaries and cynical devious. >> no. i met with some incredible women.
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jack abramoff's book. that's an interesting place to start. how could someone go wrong here? then i researched the most successful lobbyist in d.c. and i went there and met with 11 women. what really struck me about them was how powerful they were, even almost before they entered the room. 7 out of the 11 women were wearing black nail polish. they had like -- they really carried this energy with them to contend with what they were doing because i fou than 10% of lobbyists are women. i think they -- you have to really show up. >> especially in d.c. i mean it is a tough town as we know. i can imagine when the odds and numbers are against you as it is with gender, women in d.c. and this character. >> it is fascinating. d.c. definitely -- i think we all know it is a bit of a boy's club. when you have the debates, one of the things hillary clinton was criticized for was being overprepared in the first
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ever. actually, i love being overprepared. i'm overprepared for things and elizabeth sloan is, too. >> it is clear you prepared for this one. a lot of people are mentioning the word "oscar" with this one. when people see movie, they'll know why. >> thank you so much. >> "miss sloan" opens in theaters today. we have an exclusive clip on our website, coming up next, great ways to enjoy your thanksgiving leftovers starting with little turkey sl
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we're back with our special series "today food loves football" getting ready to cheer on the chiefs and broncos. chef eri has just the recipe to put your thanksgiving leftovers to good use while enjoying sunday night game. hey, buddy, what's going on? >> how are you? >> i'm hungry.
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you have good stuff starting here. >> football to me means chili. football the weekend after thanksgiving means turkey chili. >> okay! you are starting out with red onions. >> red onions, garlic, cook until translucent. tomato paste. cook for a good two minutes on high heat to kind of amp up the flavor. you add everything else to the pot and leave it alone. the easiest recipe in the world. you can even put it in a crock pot and crock pot is football. >> you've torn off some of the turkey from yesterday. white meat? >> white, dark, everything. a good bunch of spices, paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, green chiles. >> black-eyed beans are the best. is it a bean or a pea? >> i don't know. i'm a little bit embarrassed. >> oh. you got beer? >> football.
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>> i love that you let it low, let it go. >> leave it alone, let it do its thing. have you this delicious -- >> what do you put on top of your chili? >> anything you want. but classic is sour cream, scallions, cheddar. >> there is a big debate over if it chili should -- i'm a texan. chili's not supposed to have beans. i think chili should have beans. >> i think chili should have beans, >> now we have sliders? >> why don't you eat first. >> all out of order. >> we use a little bit of leftover turkey breast to make some fun sliders. it's kind of -- we call it wicked sliders. we make a chili paste with a bunch of spices, cayenne and brown sugar specifically, little bit of olive oil. brush it on the turkey. >> did you see in "trending" talking about the perfect turkey sandwich?
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>> i like the potato roll. >> cranberry sauce. we kind of take a fun play on cranberry sauce going on the sliders. we make it into aoli. add mayonnaise, add your leftover cranberry sauce. looks a little weird in pink but it is delicious. >> what do you guys think over there? >> fantastic. really good. >> if you dunk the sandwich in the chili -- >> love where you're headed. >> i'm things and eating during football things. so this is -- >> now do you put the sauce on both sides of the bread or just one side? >> both sides. >> it doesn't matter? okay. i love that we're making our own sandwiches here. just like at home. >> when you add heat, add a little bit of sweetness. i'm going to drizzle the honey action on the turkey. ? thank you, eric! you can find these recipes, don't forget the denver broncos host the kansas city chiefs on nbc's "sunday night football."
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7:00 p.m. eastern time right here on nbc. up next, a live concert from one of the hottest stars on the scene. daya. but first, this is "today" on
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. 2016 has been pretty spectacular for daya. she had some smash hits on her hands with singles like "hide away," "sit still and look pretty." >> daya, good morning. top of an already big year, you got to be the macy's thanksgiving day parade. what was that like? >> it was craziness. it was just great. the squirrel from "ice age" was behind me.
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. >> it was chasing me. >> did you get a chance to enjoy any thanksgiving dinner or was it all work? >> not yet. all work. but today. right after this. we're going to go. >> you're going in. all right, before you eat, we're going to let you sing. daya, take it away. >> thank you so much. ?? sorry boy ?? ??
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businesses all week this week. to get in the spirit, our viewers are sharing some photos online with their favorite shopping buddies. rene posted this one with her back seat buddy in the car there. kussan likes to hit the shops with her mom and cousin. it's always fun for a girls shopping trip. shannon says here we are in new york city shopping and look who we bumped into. see that guy right there? mr. matt lauer. i'm sure matt would make a good shopping buddy. keep those photos coming on y' hashtag shop small. what do you got coming up? >> coming up on "sunday today," talking about politics and travel. a business travel day. our profile this week, andy cohen, and also for the third time a best selling author, a guy who's loved famous people and pop culture, now becoming famous himself. >> anson cooper always says that
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a criticism. then i started breaking down what he was saying. here's my analysis of this. i became famous after the age of 40. so i want you to imagine being in new york, then suddenly people are giving you things, they're just treating you better. so if that's what it means, then i think you're right, i do really like it. >> andy is us that's why we love andy. much more of that this weekend on "sunday today." >> andy's tips on life. >> you're in the book, too. >> we have much more coming up on "today" after your local news
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this morning on "today's take," what's better than black friday? "freebie friday." plus, tamron taking you where no one's ever been before. you will not believe your eyes. wait until you see how we are re-inventing thanksgiving leftovers coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc , this is "today's take" from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, welcome back to a friday. black friday. i am going to be honest. i don't like that phrase. >> why? >> i don't like black friday. >> why is it. >> because to me it is like a negative -- >> but isn't it a money? >> why don't we call it green
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but it means like i'm in the black as far as finances. >> i get it. >> because when you're in the red -- >> that's bad. >> yes. right. >> red friday would not be good. >> are we on tv? >> we're on tv. we're on tv. >> happy friday. >> yes! did you have a good thanksgiving? >> oh, my gosh. i did. i hung out at patti labelle's house which -- >> do tell. >> i can't tell you everything. it is on instagram. >> there you go. >> i did not hang out at >> 13 of my family members came over. i can finally host thanksgiving because we finally have a dining room table. so, yeah. >> that's important. >> just ate and sat on the couch. >> thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because there is no expectations. like christmas, you are looking for gifts, did i get the wrong thing. my family is in texas and because i had to work yesterday and today i didn't get a chance
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that means christmas i have to do a redo thanksgiving. >> there's nothing wrong with that. >> a thanksmas. >> you are such a big cook but you don't normally cook? >> i used to. but since we lost my parents and -- sorry. thank you very much. >> the suspense. >> back wash. >> i guess it is. we started going out about five years ago. chef daniel invited us to his restaurant. we've eaten there. . it is like, wow, i'm not exhausted after dinner. >> you cook every day pretty much for your family. most days for your family. then to go and cook this huge meal -- >> it is nice to have someone else do it for you. >> exactly. >> it is feel-good friday. this being money green friday. because we don't say black
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a dad and as a meteorologist, last saturday i got to see the launch of the goes r satellite with my son, nick. it is the most advanced weather satellite in the world now. and we watched it. the window was from 5:42 to 6:42. they launched it right at 6:42. i had never seen a night launch before. it was of the most amazing th of a sunrise. there is so much science on that little ball of fire right there. >> how will this change our lives? >> it will change our lives in so many different ways because it is going to be able to give us better insight into hurricanes, lightning detection, fog detection, soil moisture, solar activity. much more enhanced solar activity. it is going to be with the resolution this thing will have,
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with the satellite go down to blocks at a time and so much more data is coming in as opposed to like every 30 minutes. this will be every five minutes. >> wow. >> it will help add maybe 10 to 15 minutes to tornado warnings. >> that's huge. that's so hard. >> that's huge. i just feel good about the fact that i got to see it. i got to see it with my boy and that we are going to have so much -- in -- >> is he taller than you now? >> he is taller than me. he's kind of stoop hold him down. >> first i thought it was the headphones. how old is he now? >> he's 14 1/2. >> and he's taller than you. >> he wears a size 12 sneaker. i'm buying clothes for him every three months. he sneezes and it is like the "incredible hulk." things rip off. every time "the incredible hulk" did that, his pants didn't rip. >> he wasn't flexing his legs.
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>> you should befriend people in the nba so that nick can get their leftover size 42 sneakers. what's your feel-good friday? >> well, brian and i being the nerds that we are, we have just gotten a new nintendo system. the original nes. >> that sold out everywhere! >> it sold out everywhere. >> how did you get it? >> brian just ordered it online. he was waiting for are it to come out online. i think we overpaid for it -- >> it is like the eight-bit entertainment system but it is a smaller mini version of it. super mario 1, 2, 3. 30 games already loaded on to it. this is me playing super mario 1. >> aw! >> it's got the original controller. >> that's when i stopped playing. this was like the last of the video games for me. this is so cool. >> so watch. we did it. i was very happy.
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because courtney wants one, my daughter. we can't find it anywhere. >> i know where you can get one. i know an address. they're going to be busy with the baby soon. >> i told brian we need to be one, two and three mario brothers before the baby gets here. >> we don't have -- we have the cards but i love this. what is a rustic cuff? what are you happy about? >> i didn't know. a few weeks ago i was at an event in harlem, actually how i got the patti labelle this woman walked over to me. it was a group of women. like we're from tulsa, oklahoma, we love you so much. you're our favorite. i looked down and said that's a beautiful bracelet you have on. she takes it and puts it on my arm. i'm like, wait a minute, what are you doing? she's like, no, no, this is a rustic cuff. in tulsa, it is basically like pay it forward when someone compliments you. so ali, one of our producers
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and i go -- click. >> so it is -- kathie lee is actually on their website. she was one of the first. you go on. but there are different ones. but it is kind of just this tradition now. here's my problem though. i want to say hi again to the lady who gave it to me. we took a picture. >> you don't know how to reach out to her. >> they kept the picture. on her phone. they said they were going to tweet me. if you're those ladies from tulsa who gave me the rustic a and wine in harlem? please call me. or tweet me or something. because ali now has the bracelet and i need a new one. >> it's a good thing it is not called rustic dress. if somebody said i like your dress -- >> but i just loved that idea of someone say, i like that, and then you are doing it because we have -- think about it. we're talking about shopping today. you're going to buy something you already have. that was the inspiration behind this company.
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>> somebody once liked the jacket i was wearing. kind of a little loose on me. i was fortunate, lost some weight. so i gave it to him. what the heck. >> joan rivers, this was 15 to 18 years ago i ran into her. i said you smell so great. she opened her handbag and gave me her perfume. and i still -- i have a keepsake of things that really mean -- it was joan rivers who didn't even know me. i was like local news, local and she gave me the perfume out of love your car. >> al, i love your home. i love your life. >> on to this one. are you thinking about how much you ate yesterday and wondering what you need to do to burn off the -- >> these always drive me nuts. makes me just feel so guilty. >> our producers went online. to find out what you would need to do to burn off calories that you've consumed.
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enjoyers. we're sharing just in case you wonder. you have to do ten minutes of stair climbing for a quarter cup of stuffing. >> 37 calories for cranberry sauce, that's three sets of 20 push-ups? >> 20 push-ups only burns 37 calories? >> your body keeps burning after you are done with the workout. >> how many calories did you just burn off, jerry, bringing this? >> half a cup of mashed potatoes >> i can tell you, i ate more mashed potatoes than that. >> 35 minutes of weight training is what they say you would need to do that. >> six ounces of turkey breast, 195 calories. 50 minutes of ice skating. >> now we get into the desserts and a slice of pumpkin pie, up around 316 calories. that's 60 minutes of yoga which calms you down. >> apple pie is 411 calories?
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in 30 -- what is 5k turkey trot? >> they do runs. three miles? >> they're on thanksgiving morning. it is like three miles. >> this is like a killjoy. this is popping my balloon. >> you don't eat like this every day. enough! enough! enjoy. chill. >> chill. back to your black friday deals. >> or whatever. friday shopping. the new store from business si foot traffic to be 4% less than last year. it's been going down every year. people are going online. but wallethub says these are the best places to shop and save. sears an average of 43% discount. >> my first job ever -- second. i worked at toys "r" us and i went to sears and i worked in the men's suit department. i was like 17. hey, sears. >> hey, lady, i need to buy a suit. >> i could sell some men's suits. i was awesome. >> kohl's, they say an average
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kohl's. jcpenney, 62%. macy's number one average 63% discount. you should aim for a discount of 39% -- okay. why not just say 40%? or higher. video games most valued. jewelry is expected to be the worst deal. >> i tell people -- i love to shop. i don't think you should buy anything full price after because even if you love it, it is going to be on sale in november. and there's nothing worse than buying something, then your friend's got, i got that same thing. up next, if you are still stuffe from yesterday and plan on being a couch potato all day long and hanging with us, we've got the perfect game to keep you entertained. we'll stay with you as long as you want us. play along with us in this interesting game after this.
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back with more of "today's take." so everybody is home sitting on the couch. got your top button of your pants undone. got the stretchy pants. here is a iconic couches. all right. here's the first couch. >> first couch. >> "friends." >> easy. >> actually, i've they ever seen an entire -- >> that's "roseanne." >> boom. all right. >> clearly we spend a lot of time on couches watching tv. >> "simpson's." >> that was easy.
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again. >> wow. >> we have spent a lot of time watching tv. that's oprah and tom cruise. >> considering the oprah -- >> it says oprah. that was a tough one. >> look at that. >> the bundys. >> "the golden girls." >> i said "the unbelievable. so -- >> don't play that game at home. >> thanksgiving is done. time to change the music over to christmas music. >> i'm ready for christmas music. >> pentatonics are out with their fifth album. they're pretty phenomenal.
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by garth brooks and trisha yearwood. they put out a christmas together. >> have you seen their amazon commercial for alexa? is three or four of them in a row. they're very funny. google it. it's like -- i would watch a show with the two of them. >> she's got her cooking show. >> oh, does she? i've not seen it. i'm a fan of both. >> one of our faves. margaritaville to mistletoe, he came out with "'tis the season." it is always summer with jim new but beach christmas isn't bad. a lot of these artists will be performing on our program. what's your go-to christmas song? ? and this christmas will be a very special christmas ? ? from me ? i can't sing.
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i love that song. >> bruce springsteen. ? merry christmas baby ?? >> you sound like jenna bush hager. meets bruce springsteen. >> >> and that's your late easy
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>> announcer: "eebie friday" is sponsored by lg electronics. so there's no better deal on a friday after thanksgiving than something free. our friends at lg are making a special "freebie friday" for you. tamron is on her way outside right now. tamron. >> i'm about to give out these two -- come on! it is a holiday! let me see! let me see! ?? >> okay. here! all right. now, can you guess what the remote control is for? >> a television. not just any television, take a
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that's one of the most famous buildings in the world. this year marks the 85th anniversary of the iconic empire state building. >> some have only seen it in the movies, others are lucky enough to have made it to the observatory on the 86th floor where you can take i breathtaking views of new york city. >> imagine getting to go even higher than that where no journalist has ever gone before. and somehow i qualified as the person to get this once in a lifetime chance. come with me. >> reporter: the empire state building, the beacon in new york city's skyline and an icon on the big screen from "an affair to remember" to "sleepless in seattle." >> i'm on the 86th floor of the
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millions of tourists come a year to see this iconic building. this is something special but i have something extra special for you. we are going -- up. how high? 250 feet higher, to be exact. this is the 86th floor observatory. see the dome with the antenna? that's where i'm heading. >> come on up, tamron. >> reporter: my guide is tom dorals with empire state realty trust. >> you into ed to get harnessed up. croft/tomb raiderish. this is very odd. >> we call this the dome. >> we're in the dome, ladies and gentlemen. good thing i didn't wear high heels. i feel like i just went on a space mission. >> you're ms.ically outside the building. this is really higher than where king kong was.
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show. >> tamron, keep climbing. >> tom's telling me to keep climbing and stop talking. bye! >> you're almost there. you're about to get the best view of your life. >> oh my goodness. hello, new york! >> you're actually where very few people have gone, only construction workers have come up here. >> you think the construction guys take selfies up here? >> i know they do. >> all gh cocoon-like shell on top of the building, the first of its kind, so that workers can tend to it day and night without shutting anything down to the public. these antennas broadcast what? >> all the major tv stations are broadcast from atop the empire state building. >> so if i wanted to affect the competition -- >> we're not going to show you where the disconnect switch is located. >> but there is a switch for that. i have to tell you, i thought i was going to be terrified.
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here. on a clear day you can see 80 miles, five states. you're at the highest point beyond where very knitter has gone. >> my first new york apartment, right there. i can see it. hey, old apartment! that's where i get my facial. it's just the most incredible view. i will never see new york the same way. thank you so much! this has been incredible! now how do i >> reporter: one last stop. only those who worked in the dome have signed their names. but they gave me the honor. so, tamron was here. >> hey, mom, i made it! >> this was an incredible opportunity. by the way, here's the thing. did you know the empire state building has its own zip code zp. >> i did not know that. >> it has its own zip code. the whole building has its own zip code. it was an incredible experience. thank you to the entire team out there because i was scared out of my wits.
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he is a hollywood star who's as famous for his voice as he is for his acting. >> you probably know him best from his golden globe nominated role as david palmer. >> now dennis is taking us into the future in the new thriller "incorporated." he plays julian security for a corporation called spiga. >> what happened today in jakarta, someone is going to end up in the quiet room for that. do you understand what that means? >> we've all heard stories. if you really knew, you wouldn't send anyone my way on a 55% chance he's guilty.
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>> run! run for our life! >> you play the figure of authority so well. little terrifying in this. but why do you think that is? is it the voice? >> i think it is a combination of things. on screen i am a lot more serious than i am off. with this character, i just love this character. first time i read it. i was in it a lot in the premier show, but he and you find out why he does the things that he does. >> this is one of these shows, it's set about 50 years in the future but everything that you are talking about in the show seems pretty plausible now in -- probably is going to be -- before that. >> very probable. i think unless we change our ways drastically, that's where we're headed. >> that was ominous. so was it like to sit down with 8-year-old dennis at the dinner
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out. >> wouldn't that have been great? 8 years old -- you know, i'm not eating my green beans. >> this broccoli has to go. >> whatever you want. >> when did your voice change? >> i think it was junior high. >> you just woke up like this? >> well, two sisters. >> you are such a voice of authority. are you actually the voice of "meet the press" on sunday. >> yes. >> do you have a desire to do a light romantic comedy? >> well, that's funny you should mention that. two of my favorite roles have
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romantic dramas. >> what's your favorite romantic movie? >> "love field" and ""far from heaven." "though i loved playing action. i love playing a julian, of course. >> but you would do both. your versatility is incredible. >> well, thank you. >> your voice puts you in a scary category but -- >> as you watch the show, you'll j julian is. >> this guy turns nice? >> i wouldn't say nice. i'll say this about julian. there's a red zone and there is a green zone. if he had his druthers, he would live outside both of them. >> okay. that's much like how you live your life. >> yes. >> the show's got a pretty good pedigree. comes from ben affleck and matt damon. when you see that, does that give you a certain level of comfort as an actor that you know that this is going to be something that's going to be
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i've come to know these guys through their work. met ben once before, met matt once before but not enough to sit down and shoot the stuff with them. but the fact of their bodies of work suggests to me that this was going to be something really good, that they weren't going to pull back. i said, i have to be a part of this. >> it does only take place 50 years in the future but the technology, self-driving cars, the computers bui tables, is there a technology from 50 years from now that you hope does appear? >> you know, i'm one of those people, i'm old school. i still have a dial phone. >> my grandmother's. >> mine, too. >> it works. >> tom hanks gave me one. >> name dropper. >> sorry. did somebody pick that up? >> we can't let you get away
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>> how about we go inside so i can take down your report? >> we're not even sure burglars have left yet. >> it's been an lour. you really think he's hanging around in there taking a bubble bath? >> who said you can't do comedy! >> there you are. your voice was a little bit higher then. >> sometimes i can get up in the register. >> is this really your voice? >> yes, it is. >> thank you so much. "incorporated" premiers wednesday, november 30th, at 10:00, 9:00 central, on our sister network sci-fi.
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this morning on "today food," we are re-inventing thanksgiving leftovers. grab your turkey, sweet potato casserole. we'll create a couple brand-new dishes with help of our and "today" food contributor. >> at this point i need my jaw wired shut! i've eaten so much. we're keeping going. this is the good thing. both of these recipes are super simple. we've got turkey buffalo dip. fantastic. we have sour cream, buffalo sauce, colby cheese, ranch dressing and our fantastic turkey from yesterday. this is a slow cooker which is great for football.
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couch. >> what do you got in there already? >> colby jack, cream cheese, now we're adding our buffalo sauce. and then a little bit of ranch. then we're going to take this, mix it really, really well and turn this puppy on and let it go. >> elizabeth, is the buffalo sauce from a jar? >> it is. you can buy this at any grocery store. could not be any easier. >> you can make your own but why would you? >> the other thing is what i bleu cheese as well. if you didn't want to do colby jack. >> how long could you keep this in the slow cooker? >> i would say about three hours. >> it won't last that long. >> exactly. then just turn it to warm and you've got it all day long. all day. >> it is so good! >> isn't it good? the other thing, we even made sliders with this one time. took great little buns, filled
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that's wonderful. the other thing that i am so excited about is sweet potato casserole. i don't know about y'all, but literally it is in my refrigerator right now. it still halls the spoon in it because every time i walk by the refrigerator, i got tired of washing spoons. we're going to make a sweet potato biscuit. it is actually out of this world. use your sweet potatoes even if they've got marshmallows on them. here's our salt, butter, sweet potato, milk, cranberry sauce. >> does it matter what kind of flour you use. >> it's got to be an all-purpose flour. we don't want self-rising for this. anything -- a really light flour works beautifully for biscuits. we're going to have our sweet potato casserole.
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until next year. now we have our cubed butter. make sure that it is really, really cold. >> does it have to be cold? >> yeah. i'll tell you why. almost frozen. once those little baby pockets of butter, you've got players of flour. once it melts it disappears. that's what makes our flakes. do you see what i'm saying? >> science! >> same thing for a pie crust. mix this together, don't overmix it. then start adding our milk. once we get it kind of >> whole milk? >> this is wonderful whole milk. we may not need all of this. you just try and judge it for yourself. >> what's consistency? >> we want it to all come together but we don't want to overmix it because then we'll have a tough biscuit. >> nobody likes a tough biscuit. >> we have it all rolled out here. one of our secrets, don't -- when you press it down -- it's our -- we want to turn this.
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>> don't turn? >> no. press down and pull up. >> why not? >> what happens is if you turn it, it locks the sides of this and it will not rise beautifully. >> chef secret. >> isn't that nice? i could do this all day long. i'm going to let you do it though. >> in all my years of doing cookies -- >> i even bake biscuits together side by side just to see. i twisted one and i did the other because i didn't believe, and it did make all the difference in the world. >> you like parchment paper. >> absolutely. i just think it is away. you don't have to wash your pan. at this point i'm exhausted, tired of cooking, i'm over it. but by making these few little things it keeps the family going over the weekend. >> what i like about both of them is they don't taste like thanksgiving. so it is a change of pace. >> mix your cranberry sauce, mix with just a little bit of room
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thank you so much. >> oh, honey, thank you. >> happy holidays. >> this dip was amazing. all gone. >> i appreciate it. recipes are at we're back in a moment.
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