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good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. a black friday frenzy. millions of shoppers hitting stores today. it's the busiest shopping day of the year. our sara dahllof is standing by. first, nbc's kerry sanders reports today's shopping is becoming a contact sport. >> 3, 2, 1. >> america's holiday shopping season -- is now at full tilt. with bargain hunters determined not to miss out on those after thanksgiving deals. >> last year, i came late and, like, there was, like, lines and
lines everywhere. >> already this morning, several videos popping up online, allegedly showing chaos in the aisles, as customers battle to save a few bucks. the international council of shopping centers estimates black friday is now such an event in our country, four out of ten american shoppers do their holiday buying today. >> the question that's on a lot of consumer's minds is do you actually go out and buy today or do you maybe play the waiting game. the answer's both. you probably do a little bit of shopping today. and then you supplement that in subsequent days. >> retailers hope this year's falling gas prices will help accelerate sales it it's estimated for every one penny drop in the price of gas at the pump, consumers have an additional $1 billion in congressional spending money. >> the outlook for holiday spending is good. stronger than what we've seen in a number of years. many folks are forecatting we'll see holiday sales grow overall more than 4% which is quite
strong. >> for parents -- >> my teenage son wants video games. my little 5-year-old wants ninja turtles. i'm not sure what my daughter wants. what do you want? >> the pressure is on. >> well, we'll find something. >> the must have gift this year for boys, legos. and for girls, anything to do with the movie "frozen." and trying to avoid being frozen may be why we found two best friends from toronto on a three-day trip to miami just for black friday deals. >> i feel like it's halloween for grown-ups. >> i like the sales for sure. >> halloween for grown-ups. our thanks to nbc's kerry sanders just outside miami there. now sarah dallof here in new york. toys "r" us opened at 5:00 yesterday afternoon. how's it going today? >> it's going well, alex. it's smooth and steady. started yesterday at 5:00 p.m. they had about 2,000 people
lined up outside the door. they're going to go at this location tonight until midnight. now, that is a lot of shopping hours. to keep people coming in, to keep things steady, they have them -- they have different deals, depending on the hour here in the store they're offering. it's not just the deals people are after, it is specific toys, the hot days of this year. you heard kerry sanders mention frozen. those are very big now. you can see them all over the stores. there's also things, exclusives stores are offering, guarantees. here's at toys "r" us, it's a lot of the teenage mutant ninja turtles merchandise. you can see this guy. that's a lot of fun here. toys "r" us, like a lot of retailers, trying to make the experience as easy for customers as possible. a lot of online deals for people who want to shop at home. at the store, they're offering express lanes. so you don't get stuck in some of these long lines depending on
the amount of items you have. just like the grocery store. and be in and out in minimal time. >>cy i am still recovering from a tickle me elmo purchase from a few years ago. i do want to mention this, this is not just an american tradition anymore. i want to show you black friday video from london. i guess for some people black friday just a bit too much to resist. >> wow, yes, that is -- obviously it is a trend that transcends the globe here. other countries obviously getting into it. here at toys "r" us, things are very calm with these 2,000 people. a lot of excitement but no chaos, no melee. we're meeting a lot of international visitors who have come to this times square location. they know what black friday is. they wanted to check it out. considering black friday an american tradition as well. something that you come visit here in new york just like you would the statute of liberty or the empire state building.
>> thank you, out in the middle of it all for us, appreciate that. residents of ferguson, missouri, waking up to a relatively calm night. today, some organizers are trying an aggressive new strategy. calling for a boycott of black friday shopping. what are protesters hoping to accomplish with this boycott? >> well, alex, the idea is try and bring together and organize the collective bargaining power of people across the country who have been demanding justice for michael brown and make a big statement. over the course the demonstrates over the past few months, there are attempts to disrupt shopping malls and boycott shops. this seems to have a really profound impact. >> around 75 protesters marched into a target, calling on shoppers to boycott black friday. just one of several major retail stores visited as police stood watch. in ferguson, police and national guard troops took up positions outside a walmart as calls for
protests spread on social media with the hash tags blackout black friday. together we can stand up and spark change tweeted activi activist/entrepreneur russell simmons. but mostly calm. michael brown's family gathered around their table, one chair left empty. the picture tweeted by advocates for families who lost loved ones to police violence. protesters tried to make their voices heard at new york's thanksgiving day parade. seven were arrested. steve moore took down some of the boards protecting his restaurant and hoped customers would come back. >> i'm barely making it. but i have to reach out and let people know there's hope. >> reporter: business is off 80% he says. but he still offered free meals to guests from a nearby church. >> so what's good? >> everything. >> you think the trouble is over? >> no, i do not. it's just beginning.
>> and now supporters of the man at the center of the controversy here, officer darren wilson. >> people are offering bounties on his life. he believes if he ever went back to the department, he would put others at risk. >> not surprising, they say he's keeping a low profile while this storm rage, around him. retailers are paying attention to this black friday protest to see if it takes hold. >> thanks so much. on the heels of that, let's bring in charles rangel of new york who joins me in the studio. welcome, sir. let's talk about the lack of issue, lack of problems in the last 24 hours in ferguson. i imagine that is a welcome relief to you. >> it is. i just hope that both sides are taking advantage of this to try to see how they can avoid something in a nonviolent way and improve the quality of life
in this community. i always try to find something good that comes out of conflicts like this. and perhaps people would realize that this is not a ferguson problem at all. it's a problem around the country. and as long as people feel awkward and embarrassed in talking about racism that exists, we can never, never, never attack it. and the indifference of the patrol officer's an indication that good people ought to say that you should be sorry when you take anybody's life. it's not just the question of what you thought of whether you were afraid, but his total indifference just polarized that community and i only wish that they had not vetted themselves, in a vileaolent way and take advantage of people coming together, white and black, and say you should at least be able to say you made a help of a big mistake, at least, at least. >> following the grand jury
decision, sir, you said it is during times of turbulence when we must remain stronger and resilient to promote healing within our communities. you're talking about discussion. but specifically, how do you do that going forward? >> well, first of all, you do it by appealing to the interests of the people. there's no question in my mind that every policeman knows that his or her success is based on the cooperation of those people that they govern. to be able to be pointed out the wrongdoers. to get information as necessary. to form a type of relationship that is not the police. it's a community. and the police are a part of it. just saying good morning to police. i know. i'm 84 years old. i've seen this go up and down in the city of new york. you can scare the hell out of a white policeman, black policeman. say good morn, how are you feeling today? they look around. they tell people this.
they give it back to you. and the whole idea of coming to the job thinking that you're going to control people means you don't have the same feeling about them as you do your own family and your own community and i don't care what color you are, i've been overseas in combat. and when you're trained that people are different, they can be on your side or not on your side. if you're not an american. you can feel that they're inferior. it is bad how the mind can do it. but what bothers me, alex, is the silence of the religious community. they should be calling up elected officials today. whether they're new or old saying why don't you take advantage of these -- >> sunday sermons, yeah. >> they should. they should be calling the public officials that's in their congregati congregation, in the synagogue or what not. >> can i ask you, your constituents, what they're telling you? because on the heels of all this unrest, we had unrest of seven people in times square relative
to ferguson protests. what are your constituents telling you? >> they're telling me thank god for the technology. because cops don't normally have their wrongful conduct videoed. normally, you snatch somebody you believe is politically helpless. you take them in an alley. and you do what you have to do. there are no witnesses. and any grand jury that's just listening to the prosecutor. and nobody in defense of the victim will tell you that these things are just not reported. and people that are the victims are reluctant to report it. and police are smart enough not to do with it a bunch of eyewitnesses. and so if you're a young black guy, your parents have to tell you, no matter how you feel about your manlihood, shut up and do ways told, because sometimes it's easier to have no
witnesses or no victim to testify than it is to have a wounded victim. >> which makes a pretty strong argument for those police cameras we believe are going to be implemented in new york. >> but mutual respect is stronger than any camera. but you're 100% right. 100% right. >> charlie rangel, good to see you my friend. coming up, we're going to check in at the white house to see how the first family celebrated thanksgiving. they're expecting the arrival of their christmas tree. before we go, a live look at our very own tree. this tree is set to be lit on wednesday. if any of you are in the area, come on down, join in on the festivities and the crowds. they are huge. we'll be right back. the holiday season is here,
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gearing up to welcome the arrival of the official christmas tree. after spend wag president obama called his favorite holiday together yesterday. the president also taking time to make a series of phone calls to u.s. troops. nbc's kristen welker. the white house tree arrives in a couple hours. that picture of the president on the phone, he's having so much fun. >> it looks like he was having some great phone calls. if only we could hear what he was saying. sounds like heenj enjoying the holiday. the official christmas tree will arrive here at the white house in about two hours. the first lady receives the official christmas tree. she's usually joined by the first daughters. we have a few fun facts about this year's christmas tree, alex. it is going to be presented by the botek family this year. the tree is 18 feet. it's a douglas fir. the grower is a second
generation christmas tree farmer. he's also the national christmas tree contest 2010 champion. his parents, francis and margar margaret, were the 2006 contest champions. it is going to be a big tree. this tradition of getting a tree from the national christmas tree association dates back to 1966. this tradition of having a christmas tree here at the white house goes back to 1856. under president franklin pierce. so a great tradition here. i can tell you some of the other decorations, the lights and the other smaller christmas trees, have already started going up around the perimeter of the white house. this is always a fun tradition here at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> what are you, some history and lit major at harvard? which she was. thank you very much, we'll check in later this morning. it is a quiet weekend for the president before congress returns on monday from its
week-long thanksgiving break. meantime, house speaker john boehner's secret recipe for cooking turkey. it's what he called his brine recipe. >> put the turkey in, pour the brine over it. put it outside if it's cold enough or in the ridefrigerator for about 24 hours. first half, cook it breast down. halfway through, pick it up, turn it over. i cook my bird to about 160 max. then i take it out. i put foil over it and let it sit for at least an hour. it's resting time that really works. >> okay. here in our studio, "washington post" political reporter matt and our other guest, also a reporter. anything you think that might work here when things get back to work on monday?
>> i have to give the speaker credit. he's very good on social media. that video was great. i think you may be reading a little into it. it is definitely the case he has not mastered the recipe of how to deal with conservative elements of his caucus. that is something he's going to be working on for the next couple weeks. >> maybe some turkeys in congress too. let's talk about the president who got in a few jabs of his own at the annual turkey pardon. let's watch this. >> i am here to announce what i'm sure will be the most talked about executive action this month. today, i'm taking an action fully within my legal authority. i know some will call this amnesty. but don't worry, there's plenty of turkey to go around. >> was he subtle or not so subtle, just humorous jabs, all
in good fun? >> i think it's all in good fun for now but we're going to see whether that holds next week. when congress returns next monday, they have just ten days before government funding exp e expires. an interesting balance republicans have to strike. fight against this executive action but also appease their base. >> do you think though despite the leadership dichotomy, you've got one head of the senate who's saying we're not going to shut the government down. you've got the head of the house who said we can do it. what do you think is likely to happen there? >> part of the problem is that boehner has this history of having to deal with the conservative congress. michele bachmann is no longer going to be in congress. so i think it's -- not to mention there are going to be more house members that are republican in general. he's got a stronger base of people who will go with him and do what he wants to do. it's hard to predict these things stimgometimes.
they have this idea to do a long-term budget over most of the main priorities but then hold some of the immigration-related stuff on a shorter time line just to sort of give people a way to protest the immigration action. but i think it remains to be seen. i don't think boehner and mcconnell are very far apart. mcconnell is in a new role. >> what do you think will get accomplished or can get accomplished? >> certainly a lot of options. the government shutdown. there are also some conservatives saying the speaker should refuse to invite obama to deliver the state of the union address which actually has legal standing but would invite a lot of bad press. i think that's what it comes down to. is how much bad press do republicans want. i don't think they want to relieve 2014. it's going to come down to the wire. i think it's going to be up to that. >> i don't think they want their popularity ratings to plummet. >> but it's worth keeping in mind over the course of the next
12 months, a lot of republicans are going to be looking to win primaries. a key issue is immigration. appeal to the most conservative part of the republican party. it's going to be hard for them to take action. >> good to see you both, thank you. coming up on this black friday, a big chill in the northeast and some stormy weather out west. bill karins is going to tell us what you can expect. that's coming up.
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anytime. we're following a developing story out of austin, texas. where police shot and killed add man after he alleged opened fire on several downtown buildings before dawn this morning. before being shot by the cops. >> 911 communication started receiving phone calls of shots being fired in the downtown area. which ultimately involved three
buildings that we know of so far. one of the buildings was police headquarters. one of our officers that was in front of the building saw the suspect. fired at the suspect. the suspect went down. >> fortunately, no bystanders were injured in the incident. police were trying to determine if the suspect had a motive. still unknown. the drivers heading home had to deal with dangerous conditions in ohio. the slippery roads there. some snowplow trucks reportedly got stuck. what can we expect with so many people out on the roads for black friday? >> some of them probably going. did you talk to your friends in l.a.? it was 86 in l.a. >> i hung up on most of them.
>> yeah. i have friends in minneapolis. it was 10 degrees yesterday for their high temperature. cold thanksgiving in portions of minnesota and north dakota. there was some spots that suffered. at least we're done with all that snow. chicago's at 7 so a very cold black friday shopping. all through the great lakes. good thing the stores don't open at midnight. we don't have people waiting t outdoors in the cold anymore. it's still snowing, changing from rain to snow. if you're driving i-95, portland to boston, especially the secondary roads, definitely on the secondary side. >> we have a little bit of icing on the car, that's probably about it. in wisconsin, we saw some snow.
about half an inch. let me take you through what is going to be the big warm-up into december. so today, 71 in denver. all that warmth that was in the area, it's on its way. kansas city jumps to 54. 60 on saturday. even chicago jumps to 51. after a brutally cold november, that's going to feel nice. as we get towards the northeast, it's still a relatively cold friday, cold saturday. by the time we get to sunday, we're going to try to warm you up. d.c. near 60. that's like shorts and t-shirts. compared to how cold it's been lately. we're heading in the right direction in a lot of areas. it looks like december, at least the first week or two, is going to be relatively mild. may end up warmer than november. >> as native americans continue to be plagued with high unemployment and widespread poverty, president obama's unveiling a new initiative to help pull them into the middle
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as the nation begins to see improvement in employment, one group of americans is still feeling more than their fair share of joblessed in and poverty. 1 in 4 native americans live in poverty in this country. unemployment is at 11 percent, nearly twice the national rate. problems may begin early on. now the obama administration is pushing ahead with the plan to target some of the lowest performing schools in the country. i'm joined by the chair for the white house council on native american affairs. welcome to you. let's talk about this plan which puts a lot of things together. the federal government in more of a supporting role and getting tribal communities direct
responsibility now for educating their own children. what is the strategy? >> the strategy really alex is to turn control of the things that tribes know they need most over to the tribes. for hundreds of years, we've had treaty obligations. yet we have not fulfilled the obligations we are supposed to under those trust and treaty obligations. one of the things this administration has really pushed, at the encouragement of tribal leaders, is self-government, self-determination. it's been a movement now for a few decades towards this. we're really accelerating it forward. >> i know currently managing about 120 schools, we're told. what kind of results do you see there? >> the bureau of indian education is responsible for the education of indian children. we have about 40,000 children educated in bie-funded schools across the country.
and their academic performance is substantially below just about any other group of students. we're not serving indian children in the way that we're really committed to do. we're in the process of significant reforms which actually involve turning control of those schools over to the tribes and then providing them with the kind of support they need to do a much better job. >> there's a big problem in term, of the support they need. because one huge issue in native american schools is one of infrastructure. the old decaying buildings. they're unfit to house students. these schools are located in very remote areas. so can your department do something to target that speck problem? >> well, yes, we can. one out of three schools operated by the bureau of indian education is considered to be in poor condition. i've been to a number of schools across the country. and pretty consistently, i see
facilities that have gone without repairs for many years. some cases, they're too cold or too hot. they oftentimes lack the kind of facilities for laboratory science and the things that students need to compete in today's world. so we are not serving them well. it does require money. our budgets have not been adequate for really decadings. this is something that i intend to work on with congress to rectify. >> i understand the budget, you're trying to push another 3 billion or so for 2015 which would be great. i want to ask about something that's been discussed over thanksgiving dinner tables across this country. the issue involving the native american community that continues to get the attention regarding the name of the washington redskins. some say it's a slur it the new yorker magazine, you probably saw it, it features the controversy on this week's cover. i know you said this wasn't high on the agenda but you were surprised the name had not been
changed. >> the name is a relic of the past and should be changed in my opinion. there are many things that tribal leaders face and when they talk to me they're talking about those things i have control over. or things i have influence over. like their budgets. like indian coordination. like coordinating. i don't control the name a football team. but it's very clear it's a name that is a relish of the past. i think it's time the owners take a look at. >> thank you so much for joining us. happy holidays to you and yours. >> same to you, alex. >> turning back to holiday shopping in this season. shoppers have been at it the for more than 12 hours in more than some places. check out this mall in north carolina which was packed with crowds overnight. we're in date ytodayton, ohio. you've got people including yourself out today. the question to you is how
deeply are they reaching into that wallet? >> yeah, exactly. we may not know exactly how far they're reaching under that wallet now. it does look as if traffic is perhaps modestly higher than what we saw last year at the stores. again, a lot of these sales are being shifted. pulled towards that thursday. because of the earlier hours fors thiss this. i visited both the walmart and target last night around 8:00 and it did look like there were more people in the stores then than i saw about the same time last year. the question is, did everyone go home, did they come back out? there are shoppers that are picking up the pace. it seems as if they had a little break overnight, got some sleep and came back out. overnight, we saw younger shoppers are hitting the stores. now it seems it's a bit more the familyings. some bags. not a lot. it remains to be seen exactly how much shoppers are spending. ibm says online sales are up more than 14%. that's for thanksgiving day. target says its website sales up
40%. marking its best day ever. walmart having its second best day ever online. people are out there shopping. we just wonder how much longer it's going to last throughout today and this weekend. >> thanks for giving us the pulse of how it's going right now. tiffany reagan. south florida, where nbc's kerry sanders is joining us from the mall outside miami. i know you were up late with the crowds. what are you seeing? >> well, we've seen the crowds actually grow here this morning. at the earliest hours where people come out for those first hour door buster sales. it really wasn't packed. it certainly is picking up now. a steady crowd. a lot of people started on thanksgiving. it's still rather controversial. some people feel you shouldn't be shopping on thanksgiving. it should be a day for family. today should be the day. one interesting thing about those who will be out shopping, the international council of shopping centers economists have calculated that for every penny dropped in the price of gas at
the pump, it gives consumers about $1 billion extra for discretionary spending. so, if you do the calculus, they're suggesting there may be those moments before christmas sales where a lot of companies are trying to get their black sales, you know, black friday is to get all the economy for the ledgers into the black out of the red. those last-minute sales may not actually happen. because people have more money in their pockets right now. and so they'll debate, do you buy now, do you wait till the end? some are suggesting buying now rather than waiting. because those deals may never show up at the end. >> okay. kerry saying don't really hedge your bets this year. thanks. okay, i'm done, i'm done. i'm blowing it. see you. coming up, more on ferguson. after days of unrest, the
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thanksgiving. and for the brown family not to have their son with them. and thanks to the lack of prosecute will and the incompetenincomp incompeteincomp incompetence of mccollough, no justice for the family. so it's a symbol for all of us to stay out here to continue to fight, continue to work for justice, continue to fight for reform in this community, until people like the browns tonight have to worry about their children when they're walking streets at night. >> your assessment there of what happened. as you call the confidence there by the officials in the grand jury. is that a pervasive thought throughout ferguson? is that something revealed in pockets in ferguson? can you categorize that? >> you have to realize this is
really a st. louis metro area thing. i believe there is very little confidence in this system, in the court system. prosecutor mccollough. from a big swath of the population. numerous cases throughout the years. the mike brown case has made international headlines. the general feeling here is that if you look at how the prosecution is ran, if you look at how they have run interference for wilson basically acting as defense attorneys, this does not do a lot to build confidence in the prosecutor's office in the public. >> talk about what happened last night in ferguson. basically nothing. i mean, no arrests, injuries, damage. do you think the community as a whole is taking a moment to pause, take a deep breath, consider everything that's happened? >> the protesters are people in the community. they have families like everybody else. myself i was observing thanksgiving and my daughter gave birth to my first grandchild yesterday.
>> congratulations. >> thank you. i appreciate it. they all have their own lives. law enforcement when they're in communities like ferguson and other parts of the county did not see the humanity of the public. they recognize their own humanity and they recognize their own need for safety but they do not recognize that need for other people. at the end of the day, we're all humans. this is an american holiday tradition. >> i want to ask you about the new orleans saints benjamin watson who posted, i'm sad because another young life was lost from his family. hurt and hatred are boiling over and we may never know the truth. how does ferguson rebuild and move forward in the days ahead? >> i think you have two different ways of looking at it. i think you have some people say, okay, let's just get back
to normal. normal got us the situation we're in. ferguson rebuilds. the area rebuilds by getting structural reform, by getting some real reform. not just in policing. but in economics and other areas of society. which we've seen. >> it's great to talk with you. congratulations on becoming a grandfath grandfather. that's pretty cool. thanks for your time. coming up, black friday, small business saturday. cyber monday. what about giving tuesday? the holiday themed event that encourages a global day dedicated to giving back.
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but lit us not forget the season is about giving back. we're familiar with the traditional fundraising efforts with charity. we've seen the way social media can impact giving. the ice bucket challenge proved that in dot nation to als. social media is coming into play giving tuesday. msnbc is a proud partner. let's bring in robert wolf, the ceo of crowd rise. with a big good morning to you and thank you for joining me. i want a picture description of giving tuesday. >> i think you hit it really well. there's black friday, right. today, and cyber monday, and giving tuesday is the one day where the world rallies to give back to the causes that they care about. >> yeah. your organization crowd rise expects to raise about $110 million this year. do you think, as you put this context giving tuesday into the cyber monday's and black fridays do you think it could be a big
event as those? >> i do. i think so. i think ten years ago i don't know if people particularly young people really took as much pride in giving back as they do today. now people want to tell their friends about the great initiatives and projects they're doing for their favorite causes. i think the giving tuesday movement has done an incredible job rallying people. it's just the third year. we're psyched to play a small role in it. >> well, i know you are. you should be. >> can you give us a description how it works. >> it's a fundraising site where you go and give back to the causes you care about. really the exact same way you tell your friends what you're doing on twitter. for giving tuesday, we wanted to figure out a way for the world to have one place to show their philanthropic impacts. we're building a giant giving tower on giving tuesday.
think about a hologram, right. you can download a free app on your phone, and actually, point it at different targets including $1 bill and watch the giving tower grow. when you donate you get a brick in the building. the idea is let's get everyone in the world to donate, get their brick, even watch the bricks stack up. >> yeah. okay. a tower to the moon. this is symbolic, this tower. you can see what you've donated as soon as do you it, which is awesome. the hologram. how did you come up with it? it's extraordinary the technological feat. you point your phone at the $1 bill, right? >> yeah. it's pretty crazy. we really, really try and innovate as much as with can. we're nuts. our slogan is if you don't give back no one will like you. we wanted to think of a fun way for people to participate. it's fun if it's fun and you like it. then you're going to raise more money for your favorite cause. >> yeah.
do you get a sense of the demographics who is participating? >> well, i think we'll get a wide spectrum of participants. but social media in general. because we're crazy we skew young. i think younger people are typically more inclined to share all the good work they're doing. so i think it will have a pretty young feel. >> yeah. and where does the money go? how specific can people be in terms of targeting what they want to put their money to. >> you can give to any 501 c charity that signed up to be a part of the campaign. there are over 1,000 charities that are participating including unicef, red cross. some amazing partners that are driving their communities to donate. >> i'm curious what it's like when you go to the ceos and talk about crowd rise. are they quick to jump on board? >> you mentioned ice bucket.
i think the idea of giving back with can be interesting, notable, and cool is catching on. i love the pet commercial. it's amazing but you can't watch it without crying. i think the world is turning a little bit and now it can be cool and fun to give back. people are going out with messages when i raise $1,000 for my cause i'm going to dye my hair blue. and the idea of making it interesting definitely works. >> yeah. well, it's been an interesting chat with you. i'm impressed. ceo of crowd rise. i want to let you know as a reminder msnbc is a partner in giving tuesday. for more details you can go to givingtuesday.msnbc.com. that's a wrap for me. betty picks up our next hour of coverage after the break.
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electronics store. look at that! all to gaet a deal on a television. our brave sara dallof made her way into toys "r" us. how are things going there? >> traffic is definitely picking up. if you love it or hate it, it is one thing for sure. black friday is not only here to stay but starting to get even bigger encroaching on thanks giving. toys "r" us opened yesterday to a crowd of 2,000 shoppers. they stayed open until now. they're going close their doors, finally, at midnight tonight. they're offering various deals on the different hours. to scare keep people coming in. they're the hit toys. you guessed, anything related to "frozen" as well as logo. anything pet related.
these aren't stuffed toys. they bark at you, they move. they're fun for kids. and parents, it's a way to give their child a pet without the real commitment of that. for people who aren't in the shop until you drop mode, they're targeting you. things like express lanes and downloadable map so you need to know before you get in the store to make your trip as quick and smooth as possible. >> i like giving your kids the pet without the mess. what are you hearing from shoppers. are they spending more or less this holiday season? >> about the same as compared to years last. we are hearing good things that the gap prices are down a little bit more money in people's pockets. one thing retailers say they're seeing is people aren't just coming for if the door buster deals. they're picking those up, of course, but adding regular items. regularly priced items. retailers are looking -- hoping for a increase over last year in
terms of sales. >> all right. people still out and about. sara dallof inside toys "r" us. thank you. we want to take you to ferguson. groups of demonstrators interrupted black friday shopping. they marched through the mall and a handful of other locations. it's in response to the grand jury decision not to indict officer darren wilson for fatally shooting michael brown. in ferguson, it was relatively calm last night. police say they made no arrest and there were no reports of damage or injuries. joining me now is john gask. let me get your reaction to the calm last night in ferguson. >> well, you know, obviously yesterday was a holiday. people have seen the calls from the parents and community leaders to act in a dignified way to continue to protest but do it peacefully and to certainly not destroy property
or take things that don't belong to them. but i think before listening to what the family has asked them to do. that is continue to protest peacefully, but to do it also do it in a they is constructive and does not cause further damage to our community. >> there are protesters calling on a boycott of black friday. i want to get your opinion. do you agree with that or could it cause more damage for furgson businesses that have already suffered from violent protests earlier this week. >> what many people don't know is community leaders are encouraging people to shop and support black businesses today. rather than going to the chain stores and to major businesses like walmart, who we're well aware of in terms of their employee practices, to not shop at places like that today. the black spending power in the united states is $1 trillion.
it appears the impact will be significant, especially here in the st. louis area as many african-american leaders have expressed to their congregations and communities to stay home today on black friday or go and support black businesses. i think that will send a message to the community that many people are upset. it's not just african-americans participating in the boycott today and staying home on black friday. i've spoken with many whites that are, you know, obviously sending a message with their dollars today by not shopping today. let's talk about darren wilson. they are investigating possible civil rights violations. do you think he'll face civil rights charges? >> the bar is extremely high for federal civil rights charges. i'm not at liberty to discuss what the michael brown family's attorneys may be looking into.
it's a very good possibility he could face some civil charges. and so in terms of what is next for darren wilson, if i were him, if i were his legal team, i would be concerned because there are still a number of obviously a federal investigation that is still underway. there's a possibility he could face a civil case. have you heard about that from the family are they going to launch that? what do you know? >> i have not. as we know, you know, their son was killed by a ferguson police officer in, you know, that is it looks as though it could be a potential wrongful death lawsuit. whether it's the direction they're moving in, i have no idea. i know, as a family if i couldn't get justice from a grand jury to have darren wilson indicted or criminal charges, i could assure you if i were the parent i would be trying to explore all avenues.
>> what is your message for the country and the activists going forward in the next few days, weeks, and months ahead. >> the protests have been going on for over 100 days. i challenge community protesters, community organizers to consider mentorship. to consider ferguson men touring within the city of ferguson. over 100 days have been dedicated to protests. if we took 100 hours in in the time and resources we have put into protest and mentoring young people with law enforcement to address that void and to improve the reputation of law enforcement and help build trust, i believe we can truly make a difference and change the system. >> i want you to take a look at the photograph we've been able to get our hands on. it's of the brown family during
thanksgiving there. everyone is gathered around the table. there is an empty chair that, of course, is in honor of michael brown. what is your reaction to seeing this picture? >> it's very sad. you know, we're -- thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season, and many of us have lost loved ones before. we know how difficult it is to expense the ho-- spend the holi season for the first time without that loved one. you think about their spirit, fun moments you had with them around the time of the year. it's the most wonderful time of year. to sit down and dine yesterday evening without your son for the first time, you know, as the media cameras leave, as we roll into the holiday season, it's going to be a very sobering moment for his family as they realize christmas is coming and we know longer have our oldest son. my heart goes out to them. my sympathies. we have to continue to work for
justice and to honor his memory. but do it in a constructive and peaceful way. i believe that mentorship and legislation will be some of the most effective routes to get there. >> we do appreciate your time today, john gaskin. there's more ahead this hour. it's not just black friday shopping. obamacare could be at the mall near you. yes, a mall. find out where and why next. a little snow falling in washington, d.c. it is perfect timing! the white house christmas tree lives next hour. we'll be right back. i have a cold with terrible chest congestion. better take something. theraflu severe cold doesn't treat chest congestion. really? new alka-seltzer plus day powder rushes relief to your worst cold symptoms plus chest congestion. oh, what a relief it is. here we go!
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setting up outreach tables in florida, illinois, new jersey, new york, connecticut, maryland, and washington state. in addition to that, california's insurance marketplace will work with malls in that state. this push comes ahead of the december 15th deadline for health coverage that starts january 1st. you have until february 15th to sign up for coverage or face a penalty. the obama administration says during the first week of enrollment, which started november 15th, nearly a half million people signed up. joining me now is washington post politics reporter and jennifer havrcorn. >> jennifer, let me start with you. after last years -- >> six people got through the
website last year. more got through. nearly a half million people were able to fill out an application and get coverage in the first week. it's night and day. the administration said they're off to a good start. and if the website continues to operate the way it has so far, you know, surely they're going to enroll many more people before the deadline in february. >> jackie, the goal is to sign up, what 9 million people this year versus the seven million who signed up last year, is that correct? >> yeah. i think there was a discrepancies in the numbers, actually. the secretary of health and human services sylvia burwell apologized for that. the numbers were misreported by the administration. there is quite a bit. because of that now you have some congressional hearings. so, you know, we'll see what the numbers actually are, but you would think they're going to be a little bit more careful when they reported to us next time. >> you're referring to the embarrassment that the numbers were inflated last year with the
figures. some 400,000 people signed up for dental coverage only but it was lumped into all of that. administration official called that a mistake. is that easily wiped away as just a mistake? >>, i mean, one of the problems with this is, i mean, sure, yes. it's a mistake they apologized. however, it sort of feels a perception among particularly republicans that the administration isn't being straight with them when it comes to obamacare. it feels that narrative wasn't necessary lay good thing. talk about what is new this year. are we seeing more choices? yeah. some states are seeing more choices. there was about 25% increase in the number of insurers that decided to, you know, get on board and sell plans. premiums, you know, across the country are varying. some places we're seeing premiums go up. some place we're seeing premium
goes down. one interesting thing is the administration is dealing with this year. the people reenrolling. the administration is hoping they get those people to keep their coverage whether that's staying in the same insurance they had this year or enrolling in a new plan. if the administration is going hit their target of 9.1 million it it would be helpful if the 7 million stayed on ward. and, you know, i think as we get closer to that december 15th deadline you mentioned. we're going to see the people are going to have to get online before then if they want their coverage to start again on january 1st. that's going to be a test of the are the power of the website if it can keep up with what we can expect to see as heavy traffic and, you know, politically if people like their coverage in the first year. if they want to keep it. >> speaking of the politics involved. the republicans are vowing to dismantle the law. the president is ready to veto any such effort.
how ugly could this get? >> you know, mitch mcconnell vowed to repeal obamacare. he said at the enld of the day this is something they won't be able to get by the president. i think the biggest danger when it comes to obamacare to obamacare is what the supreme court is going to be considering when it comes to federal subsidies? the next term. it would, in effect, not allow the government to federally subsidize a lot of plans in states without their own exchanges. in addition to that, when it comes to congress. one of the things they could potentially repeal is the medical device tax. there is a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers that are willing to do this. that would provide a funding problem for obamacare. so i think apart from republicans there are other things that could threaten the law. >> all right. thank you we appreciate you joining us today. >> thank you. >> sure!
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let's talk about the cold that is going go away for some but not all. we're frigid this morning. we're going end november the way it was for much of the month which was unusually chilly across the country. let's track the cold air. this is the weather map i use. i color coded to show the coldest air. that's white and dark purple. white is chilly. friday into saturday into sunday a lot of the cold air retreats to the north. a little chunk remains there in the northern plains and northern new england. in general as we go into december from coast to coast we're looking pretty nice. the one exception minneapolis you get a little tease. go outside and enjoy your saturday. could be the warmest day you have for a long time. by sunday the high will be 9. the nobody half of the country you expect this. look at washington, d.c., this week as we go into december. 60 on monday. it's going to be feeling balmy. 46 on tuesday.
other areas like dallas it's we're calling it the term everybody has polar vortex. other term we've been using is weather whiplash. all of a sudden you're cold, hot, then cold again. look at dallas. you go to 79 on sunday. then we blow that cold front through. dropping it 30 degrees to 48 on monday. so some changes in store across the country. for your friday forecast snow showers in the great lakes. by the time we get to the weekend forecast the warmth takes over and there's the cold chunk coming down for the northern plains. betty, after this november we've talked about the buffalo snowstorm, we just got done with the nor'easter. the early cold outbreak. we need a break. >> what is crazy is it's warming up in time for december. >> we have to hang the christmas lights. >> and wear hawaiian shirts. thank you. now to scary moments in texas this morning. it ended with a suspect being shot and killed by police.
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you take a couple of digs and we saw the boot of one of the children. >> so lucky to find them. police and neighbors used whatever they could to dig the boys out. they're hospitalized but they're expected to be okay. this is a day known for bargains, of course. how can you be sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck? a savings expert joins me next. there's been a little bit of snow falling a the white house this morning. and just in time, of course, for the big arrival. the white house christmas tree. we'll take you there live coming up. (vo) nourished. rescued. protected. given new hope. during the subaru "share the love" event, subaru owners feel it, too. because when you take home a new subaru, we donate 250 dollars to helping those in need. we'll have given 50 million dollars over seven years. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru.
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we're following the black friday traffic outside miami. it seems like a steady crowd there, right? all night and morning? >> yeah. very steady crowd here. i spoke to the clerks who compared it to last year and they say right now, even though you see a lot of people behind me it's not as busy, they feel, as it was last year. a lot has do with the fact, as you know, the black friday deals actually began thursday at 6:00 p.m. a lot of people got out after their thanksgiving meals and started shopping. it's still a little controversy in the country whether thanksgiving should be a day to shop. i think the controversy is one that is now around the substantial at home. retailers in the united states have decided there was enough demand they'll open up and people continue to shop as soon as the stores open up. i think that is prettiful solved. it's why you see a steady crowd here but according to the clerks here it's not overwhelming like it was last year. >> you have to get in early for
the door buster deals. has there been one deal or one special that attracted more people out today? >> you know, it's kind of like this game of mathematics where you walk in according to the clerks and the customers i've talked to. they look at it as 50% off. that's a great deal come in and get 50% off. then we talked to the economists and you have to do a little bit of math yourself. you look at how maybe the price of that item was raised before you got 50% off. you might have only saved 10%. it's a little bit of a game. a little bit of a dahl clus. and frankly, as you know, betty, for at lot of families going out and doing the shopping is as much as an experience as it is spending money. i actually met two young girls here today. they got up super early. they came in, they were excited. i asked them what they purchased and they said nothing. >> they were in it for the fun of it, i guess. thank you. now for some advise how to
navigate those black friday bargains, with me from l.a. is consumer savings expert andréa. >> let's break it down. people want to know especially since the hours are winding down and the deals are still out there for those shopping today. what are the best deals? >> yeah. everybody wants to know. should they shop on black friday or cyber monday. it fends on what you're shopping for. black friday is great for big screen tvs, for instance, you can save $120 off a 40 inch hd tv at k mart today or $200 at sam's club. there are cheap prices on kitchen gadgets. you did pick up toasters and griddles for as little as $10. there's deals on cookware and, you know, even video games. good sales on video games. ware of the bundles.
sometimes they throw them in to make it look like a better value than it is. check price before you head to the stores to see who is offering the deal. there's shop savvy, price watch.com, and price grabber.com. if you're already in the store, use apps like red laser. it will give you an instant price comparison. even stores like walmart and radio shack are willing to ad match on black friday. you plight be able to get a cheaper price if you show the store associate you found it for less elsewhere. look for coupons. the coupon mobile coupon app may help you uncover extra savings. >> how great is that? maybe you get if for free or they'll pay you! if only we were that lucky. looking ahead to cyber monday. what should people hold off on buying today and make sure they purchase then? >> cyber monday is well known for site wide sales on apparel, shoes, jewelry, and even air fare or hotel bookings.
look out for sales then. what you might want to do on sunday night is start doing a little preshopping. film the online cart so you can check out faster. download browser extensions like invisible hand. it will alert if it's sold for less at another site. and the poach it browser add on is important. it will track price drops for you. if you purchase something earlier in the day and you notice it goes on sale later, the browser extension will alert you so you can ask for a price adjustment. it's important on cyber monday. a recent report on forbes found that amazon last year changed prices throughout the day on tens of millions of products. if you bought it at the wrong time within you may overpay. you don't want to do that. use the poach it site to help you save. >> okay. we want to put up best buy's website. a the lot of people head there had to get electronics and the big deals. what i understand we're sorry,
best buy.com is currently unavailable. check back soon. h this is not a good sign. >> it's a sign a lot more people are shopping online. they're using mobile devices, they're using their tablets to find lots of deals. it's a great best buy is having a little bit of panic attack on their end. you can find similar prices across the board on all different sites like amazon and such. i recommend continuing to compare prices to see who is offering what. look for the free shipping deals. don't pay more to get free shipping. look at free shipping.org for free shipping coupon codes. if they're going to charge you a shipping cost, select to pick it up in store for free. sometimes the orders are ready the same day. >> i want to mention cnbc reached out to best buy to find out what is going on with that. we haven't heard back. i'm sure they want to get the website up and running. >> i would think so. >> thank you for joining us
today. let's get you back to ferguson. calm has returned to the streets after quiet holiday night. there are no visible protests in the cityover night as the national guard patrolled the area. police say they made no arrests. at the same time, this picture was released of michael brown's family on thanksgiving day showing an empty seat at the dinner table renting the loss of their loved one. joining me now is the president and michael lewis. >> it's a tough picture to see. i want to get your reaction. >> i think when you look at what the brown family has been through, you definitely realize the pain they have experienced and the community has experienced in the past 100 plus days. >> let me ask -- speaking of the days that have ensued and what we've seen this week compared to last night, the relative calm, how do you interpret that that things are moving on, they're
moving forward, or changing direction? what is going on. >> i think they're changing direction at the moment. this weekend, i think you'll see a lot of economic boycotts and protests related to various coalitions that are attempting to exact some attention based on that strategy at the moment. >> michael brown's death has sparked a movement, as you know, across the entire country. in fact, and now that the grand jury has made a decision not to indict officer darren wilson, where does the movement go from here. >> well there are many different facets to the movement. there are issues of police brutality, diversity in police forces that have to be addressed. there are issues with the law. there's accountability from the police department like having cameras on every officer. there's the economic side of the entire justice movement that talks about jobs, economic opportunity, instability, and poor communities across the country. and there are issues reinvolving around education and economic
empowerment for african-americans and disenfranchised people of all races. >> there's a lot of outlets and a lot of ways which it can go and progress, if you will. the urban league launched a program called "saving our son." it's aimed at ferguson and surrounding communities. how does it work and what do you hope to establish? >> one of the things that came about from the ferguson protests, the people in the community, especially will the youth felt as they were not being listened to. we wanted to go out. i went out personally and talked to many of the protesters on the street. i asked them what can we do to make a difference? especially the young men, each and every one of them said we need jobs and we need economic opportunity. we need training. we need education. we need scholarships. i made a promise to them on behalf of the urban league we would get out immediately and do something positive to make a difference. we've been able to do so by taking our work force investment act program we've had for the past 12 years and expanding that
from 17 up until 40 or above to try to help those young men to find jobs so they can take care of themselves and their families. >> important work there. thank you. we appreciate it. coming up. she got a shotout to the night the president introduced immigration action and introduced him the next day. she is sharing her own story. . >> this announcement will change so many lives including my own. my father is my rock and my inspiration. but his future is uncertain because of his immigration status. i could not imagine my life without him. >> i'll speak with her about what was different for her family this thanksgiving. a live look at the tree in rockefeller plaza. we'll talk about giving tuesday. a global day of giving and how you can give this holiday after the break. into my own hands
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welcome back. today as hordes of shoppers hit the stores on the black friday, it is really important to remember that this is also a time of giving back. social media is stepping into the game. this coming tuesday is giving tuesday. it was cofounded in 2012 by the united nations foundation and working with over 10,000 organizations worldwide. msnbc is a partner of giving tuesday. the media and ved ed -- talk t about the program and how important it is. >> it's very important. after cyber monday and black friday, it's important for us to remember that it is a time -- as you said it's a time of giving back. it's a time of sharing. it's a time of, you know, contemplating where, you know, the people who have less than
you. at the united nations we do it on a regular basis. we like to market as a special day just after the thanksgiving holiday and try to make it into a global event. >> what is the goal? who are you giving to? >> so united nations develop program, obviously works in places that are the people are very, very poor. we work in safrica. it's extreme poverty. we're trying to do is share knowledge, share information, volunteer, and try to bring that volunteering and sharing spirit to those places. >> okay. i want to put something on the screen. in a statement this week the president stressed the global nature of giving attitudes. saying, quote, this year the event will encompass citizens of dozen of countries around the world when are customizing their initiatives to their cultural
norms and local needs. with regard to ethnicity, nationality, faith, or afttle millions are poised to be engaged in the worldwide movement. i want to ask you specifically how complicated is a movement this big? >> it's complicated. we're trying to coordinate. we have 166 countries around the world. we're trying to coordinate the countries have some -- we're petding there. we have some great activations happening on tuesday from mongolia to new deand people gi back to their community. >> that's fantastic. how big of a role does social media play in a program like this? it's a huge role. we share everything with a #givestuesday. everything is online. everything is shared through that media and it's -- it plays a vital role. >> we're appreciate what you do and the importance of this
giving tuesday initiative. thank you. and msnbc is a partner in giving tuesday. for more details all you have to do is givingtuesday .msnbc.com. a week ago today president obama highlighted just one of the people in the u.s. who will be affected by his immigration action. >> she decided to start advocating for fellow dreamers. and to stand up for her family. and to fight to make a difference in this country that she loves. and part of what makes america exceptional is that we welcome exceptional people. >> she's a leading voice for the immigration reform movement in las vegas. she came to the u.s. at just had 4 years old. since 2001 her father has lived in fear of a deportation. but this thanksgiving in the wake of the president's action her family has a whoth whole lot to be thankful for. she joins me now from las vegas.
thank you for being with me. it's been really an emotional few days. first, the president surprising you by telling your story during his speech and you introducing him at the event in las vegas. how was thanksgiving different this year for your family? >> it has definitely been a very interesting and a week to be grateful for. last night when we had dinner, i think we really sat there and were able to start planning our christmas plans. it was the first time where it wasn't with the fear of saying, you know, maybe dad won't be there by the time that time comes. >> help us what it's like to live in that constant fear. >> it's very difficult. people don't realize that going to bed every night you can wake up at any time during the morning and immigration can come
to your door. when my dad was taken in 2011 they came to our door at 5:30. you wonder if you're going to come home that day and if they'll be there or if, you know, immigration might have picked them up at work. >> how would were you when you became aware of that fact? >> i think when i realized what was happening i had to have been about 15 or 16. when i started hearing different stories on the news and it actually became a reality and something that was completely possible when i was around 20 years old. and i realized that, you know, there was these things happening and there were so many raids in our community. it really became a reality that the time. >> what do you do? do you live your life differently to make sure that each and every day your chance of not seeing your dad leave or your dad not getting deported gets a little bit better? >> it makes you appreciate every
single day a lot more. i text my dad every single morning when i can't call him. i have to check to see if he's okay. sometimes when he doesn't answer and he's working and it makes me anxious because i'm wondering does he not answering because he's working or because immigration has taken him and they have his phone? and so it does create a lot of uncertainty. there's at will have fear, which is why i think that this action has made it so much better for us. i can only hope for a congressional law that is going to make it so this isn't something temporary. >> the president's plan keeps you and your family together, at least for now. you said after the president's speech that the fight isn't over. what is next? >> for me and my family, it is definitely starting to help other community members that didn't qualify for this. i know, my family is very blessed to have, you know, have fallen under the president's guidelines. but i know that the only permanent solution will be for
our congressional representatives to step up to the plate and make a law. from here it's fighting every single day so they understand our stories and they realize we need the congress to act on this. >> how are you getting them to fight for you if you will? >> we've had a continuous presence here in nevada with our congressional representatives. i think that made has unique in our state. our congressional representatives they have, at least, had meetings with us. i think it's for all. even if do you don't agree with the issue, you have to understand the fear. i'm 26 years old. and i live in fear my dad will be deported. i can't imagine the 6 year-old, 7-year-old coming home to an empty house and not knowing where their mom and dad where. >> i was going to ask you for your advice. you've grown up with the fear. what is your advice to young people, especially now that we're seeing that the laws are in the process of changing
>>well, most importantly, the reason my family is in the situation we are because we were scammed by somebody who committed fraud. they weren't certified to be processing documentation and they did it anyway. and i make sure that the members of our community understand that not everybody is out to help them. also, there are certified people that can be processing this paperwork. and, also, make sure that the families that are in fear of any moment being deported know what their rights are and what their rights are in concerns to their children. because people forget that these children are our oftentimes just, you know, they don't know what immigration is. they're 5 years old. it's very important us to let them know. >> thank you so much for joining us today. we appreciate it. christmas comes to pennsylvania avenue. we are going live to the white house where the official christmas tree has arrived. stick around! ugh... ...heartburn.
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all right. just moments ago the official white house christmas tree is being delivered to the front door at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. it just rolled up to the driveway there on a wagon. we're looking at it now. kristin welker joins us live from the white house north lawn. you have a birds' eye view. >> it's a great tradition at the white house. the tree did just arrive in a horse-drawn carriage. the first lady will receive the tree. she's usually with the first daughters malia and sasha. we have a few fun facts about this year's christmas tree. it will be presented by chris botek. a christmas tree farmer out of pennsylvania. it's a 18.5 foot douglas fir. he's the national christmas tree contest 2010 champion.
by the way, his parents francis and margaret were the 2006 contest champions and national christmas tree association presented the official white house christmas free for display in the blue room since 1966. it is arriving here with snow flakes. perfect more christmas. neighbor bodes well for having a white christmas here. last year's christmas tree was dedicated to the service-members of the military. we're waiting to see the theme this year. a highly anticipated here at the white house. this comes on the heels of a very festive thanksgiving here. the first family had a traditional feast with all of the fixens, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and six different pies. that's right. apple pie, pumpkin, also a little bit of serious business. president obama did call service-members. that's another tradition here at
the white house. this year he thanked them for their work toward defeating ebola and, also, confronting the threat of isis. i can tell you there's a full lid here. he's going have a down day at the white house. a busy schedule when he returns to work on monday. including picking a new defense secretary. that's the first item on his agenda. i would bet he will be having some meetings about that throughout the weekend. as of right now, just a lot of pomp and circumstance as the first lady and the first da daughters get set to welcome the official christmas tree. >> i wonder if they'll be in on the action of decorating the tree. >> 18.5 feet. they usually have volunteers and the first family helps out as well. traditionally, it is a tree dedicated to the service-member. that's a big theme here at the
holidays. thanking the u.s. service-members. of course, they sacrifice so much. and there are a few christmas trees here at the white house. this christmas tree will be placed in the blue room. there will be other christmas trees spread throughout the white house. some will have ornaments and specific ornaments each dedicated to a different service-member including to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. pomp and circumstance. it is underscored by a significant theme here, had is, of course, the service of our u.s. troops. >> absolutely. i love how the tree is delivered in horse-drawn carriage. very traditional. >> doesn't that happened at your house, too? >> no. i usually pick it up and carry it home. >> after you cut it down. >> thank you. yab your cash, your plastic, your running shoes, whatever you need. it is black friday! we will take you live to a toy store in the thick of it in times square.
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♪ good morning. developing right now massive crowds out today for black friday. it is the busiest shopping day of the year. we've seen tears over toys. we have sara dallof at toys "r" us. good morning. how is it going? did it's coming in waves. right now we're on an upswing as people wake out and get out for
the day. they evaluate option for going whatever they want. toys "r" us opened at 5:00 p.m. yesterday. they won't close until midnight tonight. you want to talk about how shoppers have the reputation of being competitive on black friday. the retailers are expanding their hours and offering better deals to get people inside their stores. so far here today we're seeing the hot toys are anything related to the movie frozen. anything pet related. very popular today. we talked to a couple of shoppers about their experiences so far. >> i thought it was going to be crowded and i didn't want to come. my daughter said come on. i'm glad i came. it's nice. >> the crowd today is not too bad. it's usually bigger than that. >> some people are spending this year in part by the low gas
prices. it's estimated for every penny that gas prices drop equals about a billion dollars in d disposable income for the holiday season. >> okay. i'm surprised there's not the pushing and shoving. to what do you attribute that? just not as crowded in the stores? they laid it out in a way that you can come at any point in the day. you don't have to wake up at 4:00 a.m. to be here at 5:00 when the doors open at 6:00 so you can shove your way in. you can come at any time during the 5:00 p.m. to midnight. they're offering different deals a the different times. if you show up first thing in the morning you might be missing out on some of the deals that are coming later in the evening. retailers starting to think smart about this. nobody wants that reputation for people getting hurt and shoved in their store. that's nothing fun around the holidays. they're trying to make it a more enjoyable experience. but keep the same excitement
about spending and the deals, obviously, out on the table for consumers. >> yeah. are you seeing a lot of little kid. if you're buying holiday gifts you don't want the kids to know. kids or no? >> that's a very well-timed question. a little girl ran in front of our shot. luckily she wasn't tall enough. we're not see as many kids. a lot of adults with specific lists. we're at the frozen section. they come in with the exact toy they need. y they try sort through the options here. >> okay. sara dallof. thank you very much. we'll check in with you again. let's go to ferguson. it brought renewed calm to the street. the national guard once again patrolling ferguson overnight. authorities say there were no arrests, injuries, or damage reported. at the same time, protesters upset with the grand jury's decision are launching a new strategy today. they're calling for are black
friday boycott. ron allen is in ferguson for us. hi. >> it's been remarkably peaceful here in ferguson during the thanksgiving season. it's almost as if the protesters have vanished. no one knows if that's going to take hold and be what is going to happen here for some time. the heart of the city of ferguson where much of the violence happened is shut down. there are still police and national guard troops patrolling. especially around retail centers on this black friday. the protesters are trying to initiate a new strategy. they called for a boycott of black friday shopping to send a economic message they still want justice for michael brown. it's been something that happening primarily on media. we'll see it in the stores the people do not go shopping. tough for a lot of americans not do. in this parking lot we've seen a lot of police roaming around. there have been a couple of indications people are going to be protesting at stores.
several dozen went to a walmart not far from ferguson center sometime during last night. we'll see if it happens again. things are very peaceful here in ferguson. everyone hoping that holds. back to you. >> understandably so. thank you so much. developing now, like many americans on this day after thanksgiving. the first family is getting their christmas tree. this year's official white house christmas tree arrived a couple of minutes ago at the front door. kristin we'ller joins us. good morning to you. the first lady she's got the tree. what's going on now? >> we're waiting for her to come out and officially receive the tree. usually she's joined by the first daughters. so that should happen any minute now. but as you said, the official tree has arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. we all have that. i'm sure. >> yeah. >> and this is a big one.
this is 18.5 feet. and it is grown in pennsylvania bay family named the botek family. chris is a second-generation tree farmer. so he is someone who has grown up with trees in his blood. he won the national christmas tree contest in 2010. by the way, his parents francis and margaret were the 2006 winners. this is a tradition that dates all the way back to 1966, but the first christmas tree to actually be in the white house was under president franklin pierce. that was in 1856. so at lot of pomp and circumstance assistance today. it's a lot of fun the tradition. it caps off about three days of traditions here at the white house. on wednesday president obama pardoned the national thanks giving turkeys mac and cheese. that is a fun event here. a lot of eye rolling from the first daughters. and yesterday they had a huge
thanksgiving feast. all the fixens they had thyme roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and six different kinds of pie. i only had two kinds of pie and i was stuffed. i could barely get out of bed. >> i was like i can't go there last night. this is also another tradition among those that you mentioned there really cool midweek this week. i think wednesday, doesn't the white house welcome military families? >> that's right. they do. and that's a important point, alex. a lot of these holiday traditions are actually dedicated to military families response on wednesday they'll welcome military families. and the tree, by the way, last year which gets set up in the blue room was dedicated to military families. i anticipate there will be a similar theme this year as well. and president obama yesterday called u.s. service-members who were serving right now thanked them for their service. also, specifically thanked them for their fight against ebola as
well as their fight against isis. this comes at a critical time, as you know, the u.s. preparing to ramp up its fight against isis. president obama will soon pick a new defense secretary as the u.s. takes this new posture in iraq and syria. so it comes at a really pivotal time for the united states, for the u.s. military. a lot of these themes are traditional dedicated to the u.s. military. but takes on new meaning this year. >> it absolutely does. thank you very much. coming up we're talking to turkey. and the boehner grind. i'm going to explain it for you when we come back. black friday becomes green fry. marijuana retailer offer the deep discounts today. huh, fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know genies can be really literal? no.
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>> my bird is about 160 max. i take it out, i put foil over it. let it sit for at least an hour. it's the resting time that really works. >> that was house speaker jane john boehner talking about his secret turkey recipe which he called the boehner brine. how briny might he be when congress returns on monday? joining me now is democratic msnbc contributor jimmy williams and danny. good to see you. >> good morning. happy thanksgiving. >> and to you. this is the season of hope, i think. you know, all of us go into the season hoping that things will be different unfortunately it looks like president obama didn't learn the lessons from
president clinton and try to take advantage of the last quarter of his presidency working toward bipartisan ship. he's taking unilateral action. he stuck a finger in the eye of the new republican congress. i'm hopeful that maybe we can find some way to work together. president obama came in with the shining banner of hope and change looks like he might be leaving officer over the tattered flag of despair. i'm hopeful there might be opportunities to work together. >> i know jimmy wants to take a crack at that. go ahead. >> i've never danced by myself and it takes two people to dance, does it not. that's the same here. at the end of the day, i think you have a president of the united states who is going into his last two years. you have a expanded republican majority in the house that likes sticking needle in the eye. those are not fwhef lent moves, and you have a new majority coming in to the senate. so i was just saying yesterday talking politics on thanksgiving
day at the dinner table. if i were the president, if i were adviser to the president, i would give a couple of things to the republicans and then go out on a big bang and see if you can get something done. by the way, if the republicans do what they have done last six years of his presidency, which is filibusters and oppose beginning from the day he was n inaugurated. let them. the president's poll numbers are great but neither are congresss. don't forget that. >> in the spirit of bipartisan i wore my bow tie. i'm disappointed you're not wearing the bow tie. >> my neck is too fat from the food i ate yesterday. >> it's a shame that we do have a situation with president obama where the streets are on fire. fegtively and literally. here and abroad. so we've got to be able to find a way to work together to solve the big problems we are facing as a nation. >> the president i guess in the spirit of the holiday got in a
few jams of his own at the annual turkey pardon. >> i'm here to announce the most talked about executive action this month. today i'm taking an action fully within my legal authority. i know, some will call this amnesty. but don't worry, there's plenty of turkey to go around. >> look, light hearted. big smile. but, jimmy, how much was some serious jabs at republicans? >> i think it's all light hearted and fun. the republicans are running around using lawlessness and sl shredding the constitution. when in reality facts are tricky things. the this idea he's spoking fun at that. one of my i arers wrote about this and how the republicans are not going to impeach the
president for giving amnesty to a turkey. it's fun. if you can't have fun with the pardoning a turkey. what can you have fun with? >> why do you think congress can accomplish during the remain of the session. what will congress accomplish? >> well, it's going to be more than a turkey. it's an amnesty we can put our arms around. >> oh, please. the president may have issued fewer executive order, they're more substantial in terms of their scope and size. i think the congress needs to come together to find a way to be able to pass immigration reform proudly in the way that the house is looking at it in terms of the piecemeal approach. probably some tax reform that has to take place >> where is the bill? where is their bill? >> the bill -- >> the house passed 300 some odd bills. >> i'm talking about -- no. stop. let's be honest. let's be honest. where is the republican
immigration bill? i would like for someone to show me. i've never seen it. it's not like i haven't been looking. own up. >> there are a series of immigration bills. >> where is it? what committee hasn't passed it. >> to the democratic -- >> what committee has the bill pass out of it. >> a huge senate bill. that's not the way it's going happen in the house. it was that bad? that boers me. >> your guys have to pass a bill. pass a damn bill. it's not complicated. >> i wasn't bored. just saying. >> we will see how the republican senate moves legislation toward the presidency. let the house dot job. >> i'm getting a wrap. it was anything but boring. let me assure you both.
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demonstrators in iraq did black friday shopping at the handful of locations outside ferguson. joining me now siflt rights advocate -- welcome to you both. i'm glad you're here to talk about this. so you called for the boycott of black friday in ferguson. can you explain the logic behind that? critics would suggest that ferguson community, business owners, the community in general, the residents will suffer economically from a boycott >>well, first of all, we know that the civil rights movement was basically an economic proposition. until business and industry and commerce have a vested interest in america being engaged in a conversation around racial justice specifically, these high profile incidents is where young african-american men are killed
for seemingly no reason at all until business and commerce and industry are engaged in that conversation we will see very little traction. what we have called for is people across the country to join in solidarity with michael brown's family and the leadership there in ferguson to say where there is no justice there will be no profit. >> okay. i understand that big picture. i'm posing the question to you, angela. boycotting black friday. can it be effective or can it be more harmful? i'm looking a the story of the poor guy who owns sam's meat market. that place was rioted and looted upon in august. toefs fearly burned to the ground this week. the quote i'm reading is i'm lost now. if he's not getting money coming in, once he's able to get the store going. i know, this is black friday but the whole concept the reverend is explaining here. can it do harm good? >> one thing i would say is
different from the boycott i'm participating in and supporting in and heard about is not one that would impact small businesses or small and minority owned businesses. it's overwhelmingly this message pab lost upon them. life goes on. for so many including mike brown and the 12 year-old life doesn't go on. it's a message that says, listen, you have to hear us. with our hands up and the street you will feel us with our dollars not being spent in the largest retailers in the country. i don't think it would impact a local owned business and at this point it's far beyond ferguson or st. louis county. >> okay. reverend, are you agreeing with angela's position? is that the kind of boycott. you're not going for the small businesses. are you going for those businesses in ferguson, missouri to be boycotted or more the brick and mortar stores? i think everyone across the
country that has been involved in these conversations around a black friday boycott or not buying anything has everything to do with major retailers. i don't think anyone involved in the conversations have been talking about small business or african-american businesses. i think everyone around the country is in solidarity. >> go ahead, angela. i was going to say, also, i think the important thing to note is that a lot of folks have been talking about black buying power. at this point in 2014 is well over $1 trillion. the effect is about harnessing that wealth and making sure this the strategy, again, isn't just about protest and isn't just about a black friday boycott. there are several other next steps including the legislative space. maybe there's an executive order that can take place. it's about ensuring over time black lives are saved because black lives matter. >> and i think one thing that should be clear is that money is the language of all of america
speaks. politicians on capitol hill and in state houses across the country have been involved in this conversation in the aftermath of michael brown and before that trayvon martin and the list goes on and on. politicians are engaged. people in community are engaged. preachers and ministers and leaders across the country have been engaged. the one group of influence in america that hasn't been effectively or substantiatively engaged these conversations under these unnecessary killings is the business community. until big business and industry and commerce which has enormous impact on social attitudes. until big business and industry has a big tie and vitaminestment in the conversation we'll probably see little traction to change public policy and public advocate. >> does it need to be more than just a black friday boycott? >> yes. and again, alex.
it will be helping to support legislative solutions and strategy. changing the face of public policy. it's not just about body cam. it should include community review boards. i think it's a huge messaging piece. if folks can stay on board with that today it gives us more traction later or persuasion. >> i want to on a side bar. i had representative charlie rangel here of new york earlier on the broadcast. he said one area in which he was a little bit disappointed was the religious community. he would hope reverends such as yourself you will talk about the discussion that needs to take place between all aspects of these united states and our community finance can't just be talking to, i mean, you have tow get the conversation going. understanding our differences. is that something you do and want to do or do on a regular
basis? >> you know, it's interesting you pose that alex. i was having a conversation with a group of prominent clergy here in atlanta where i live. and in the coming days i'm going to be working with preachers across the can town launch an initiative i think we're going it call one church one precinct. we work with churches and preachers and ministers and law enforcement officials to try to bridge the gap between law enforcement and community. because ultimately there is a great tension across the country between police officers and communities of color. and the churches and ministers and preachers have a unique role we can and should be playing in that conversation. so i think representative rangel is absolutely right. we have to do more in america to improve the live lines of communication there. >> amen, reverend. thank you very much. the social media movement that is encouraging people to dedicate an entire day to giving back. i'm explaining giving tuesday
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him. tell us what we're seeing. if we can see you through the crowd. >> hey! busy day here at the mall of america, obviously. at lot of people coming in waives. starting from last night around midnight when we got here. i'm becoming a pro shopper here. they tell you bring a list if you're going shopping black friday, establish a budget, and stwik it. my 12-year-old boy gave me maybe the best tip of all. always find a friend. make sure you have somebody to shop with you. kind of keep the rules. and so since we're at the mall of america, these lovely ladies have said they will actually help us. you see them there. so i think i may enjoy the shopping thing aability will. >> jay! a couple of quick black friday tips. not tips but facts. i got a little dishevelled there. a couple of black friday facts. first of all, the analysts say
this year. i'm not talking to myself. there's a camera there. a couple of black friday facts now first of all, the annalists say people will spend more this year. $418 on average. good news for the retailers. good years for the economy. this surprised me, alex. 76% of the people who shop on black friday are actually not shopping for mom or dad. they're not shopping for the kids. they are shopping for themselves. i'm a giver. i spent all morning looking for the perfect gift for you. it is so hard to shop for. it makes me crazy trying to figure out. oh, my gosh! it's like a gift that fell from the sky! >> what is it? ? >> that's mean! it's perfect for you. >> that's mean! the turkey hat! jay gray, if i didn't love you
so much. but anyway. >> they say you shop for yourself. i'll keep it for me. >> perfect! it fits. it's a good fit. >> i was going say it was my favorite live shot all morning until you pulled that stunt. have fun. >> when americans are finished shopping this black friday and cyber monday there's another day designed to remind people what the holidays are all about. giving tuesday is a social media based effort to raise money for charity of which msnbc is a proud partner. let's bring in robert. this is an organization familiar with how social media can help fuel charity. with a welcome to you, robin. we remember what happened this summer and fall. als, the highly successful ice bucket challenge. that movement was driven by social media. how important tool is social media for charitable fundraising? >> good morning. thank you for inviting us to participate today. and your support of giving
tuesday. social media has become incredibly important to reach all sorts of donors for if the bucket challenge it increased our donor base by 7,000 people in six weeks. it's important. whether it's facebook, twitter, a tremendous increase for the giving tuesday. people are liking it and sharing it on social media spaces. >> what did you raise $115 million snfs that the ballparket to until. >> that's the ballpark total for the entire als organization. the nationwide organization. for the les turner foundation not only did we increase the donor base by 7,000 but we raised over $1 million in six weeks. it's awesome. >> talk about tuesday and how the als foundation is working to raise the funds. >> we're excited. this is our first time actually
participating in giving tuesday. so we're a little uncertain as to what we can expect. but we're uncertain as well with the bucket challenge. so we foresee some incredible impact. we're promoting it actively on facebook and twitter. we're excited where people can take pictures of themselves and tell why they're giving to the les turner als foundation and repost it on social media to garner more interest from friends and family. >> you have clearly figured it out. it there was another organization like yours that wants to use social media for fundraising. what advise do you give them? >> i would say, you know, bring some expertise on board. just blanket all the social media you can. don't be shy. post, repost, get your message out early. you never thought 140 characters
could do so much good. >> yeah. >> you have to be quick. absolutely. robin, i'm proud of your organization. thank you so much for sharing what you're doing with us. we appreciate it there. >> thank you. we encourage everybody to give you don't have to wait until tuesday. >> good point. by the way, msnbc is partner of giving tuesday. for more details you can go giving tuesday on msnbc.com. colorado has gone to pot now the dispensaries apt piece of the busiest shopping day of the report. we'll head to the mile high city for a report on green on friday. . better take something. theraflu severe cold doesn't treat chest congestion. really? new alka-seltzer plus day powder rushes relief to your worst cold symptoms plus chest congestion. oh, what a relief it is. here we go! [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy.
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infused pumpkin pies. they have gone so far as renaming green friday. i'm joined by one of the retailers who is owner of grass station. clever name. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. we have medical pot dispensaries. they offered deals in the past. it's the first time for recreational retailers. what kind of a turn out are you expecting from customers today. are people already lining up? >> yes, they are. we had 120 people in line when the doors opened at 8:00 a.m. today. it was very, very exciting. >> i bet it was. >> how about the kinds of deals that you're offering this green friday? take us through some of them. >> one of the big deals that we had promoted was an ounce of marijuana for $50, which would normally retail for and $300. so that was the item that people were most excited about today. >> okay. an ounce. i'm looking at others here. deep discounts here.
a rolled joint usually $6. now just $1. >> that's correct. there were big deals. we wanted to focus on giving people a fun experience and make sure that it was a successful event for our business and for the industry. >> okay. you're talking about business here. how successful would these kinds of deals, from a monetary standpoint. how successful will it be or all about just getting your name out and just more down the road sales? >> it's certainly layered. there's down the road sales. we want to show everyone what great customer service we can provide and really try to gain customers for long-term. but at the same time, we want to offer some great deals. we've had a profitable year, and there's no one that has helped us gift there other than our consumers. or more than our consumers. this is a great opportunity for us to share in the wonderful success we've had this year with
them. >> i'm curious, is it legal for someone to purchase pot as a gift and how much can be purchased in total? >> it is. as long as the person in the pe in colorado is gifting it to another adult over the age of 21, they can give up to an ounce of marijuana in colorado. >> can you ship marijuana in the mail? within colorado. you can't out of state, can you? >> it's not legal to ship cannibis anywhere even within colorado. it cannot go in the mail or any shipping vessel. >> okay. thank you and good luck. i hope you score big. >> thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> after all that black or green friday shopping, you might want to relax by take the family to a movie. one of the new films is a spin off of the blockbuster,
madagascar. >> who's with me? aah! >> and here's a look at the must see. good to see you. >> nice to see you too. happy thanksgiving. >> same to you, my friend. how does this compare to the previous ones? >> madagascar is huge. this is a great family film. this is what the whole movie is. silly energy and really funny. the penguins were the scene-stealing part of the movie. they have their own spin off. it's perfect for family. the kids will love it and the
parents will too. it's a fun move tow see. >> he's a good villain. horrible bosses 2, the sequel to the first. are all the big names in the original back for the sequel? >> jason baitman, jennifer aniston. you have the same characters and cast and new people in there. it's a lot of the same jokes and situations. this time the three guys go after this greedy businessman and kidnap his son. this is the plot they are doing this time around. it's not that funny. it's not as funny as the first one unfortunately. horrible is probably the nicest thing that a lot of reviews said. there is not a lot of comedies. there is dumb and dumber to. it's not as funny as the first one. >> that tends to be the curse of the sequels.
they try to live up to big billing. >> 22 jump street did well and dumb and dumber to did well despite the reviews. >> a couple other blockbusters going strong, the hunger games and interstellar. >> hunger games is going to be the top movie once again this weekend. it doesn't do as well as people predicted. it's the best opener of the year. it made $123 million. the top movie of the year will be the top this weekend. it didn't do as well as the last one. a lot of people are thinking maybe it's because it's part one or part two. it doesn't have the catching fire. it's about the propaganda and the politics leading up to the finale of the hunger games. you might want to see it a second time because it's hard to understand.
that's also playing. >> you might want to see it in i-max. it makes a huge difference. it's phenomenal on the screen. let's talk about what is getting oscar buzz. >> this is another good time to see the oscar movies. this is the season where they open. the theory of everything, i love this movie. it's kind of the story about his first marriage. it pretty much guarantees him an oscar nomination. it's about 700 theaters. you will hear about this as we get closer for sure. again, this is the time of year when you see those oxygen movies. theory of everything and fox catcher is another one. another ripped from the headlines true crime story starring steve carrel as a schizophrenic coach. it's eerie watching him this this. he doesn't look like steve carrel and it's not the funny
guy you think of. channing tatum is good in this. look for him to get an oscar nomination. >> he does a great job in this too. i totally agree he's phenomenal. just the physicality. unbelievable. >> his transformation from the college careers and getting older. watching him is incredible what he does with this role. >> i want to throw out bird man. that is receiving a lot of attention. michael keaton is fantastic in it. >> he may be getting his due as an actor. he had successful movies and showing his acting in this movie. this one got the most independent spirit award nomination. i would look for this. michael keaton probably deserves an oscar for this too. >> i hope people enjoy going to the movies. thanks so much. >> that are does it for me. i will see you back here in an
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get back to being you. hello, everyone. noon on the east coast and 9:00 a.m. out west. black friday is officially under way. stores are open to crowds of eager shoppers. we are about 18 hours into the holiday shopping season. the crowds are picking up. a national retail federation predicts tending to be up about 4% from left year. get this. macy's set a record with more than 15,000 customers last night and within the first four hours of opening, target sold more than 1800 tvs. sarah has been in time square all morning. we talked to you three hours ago. how are the crowds now? >> this morning it was slow but
steady and the people are starting to wake up after sleeping off the thanksgiving meals and they are beginning to shop until they drop as they say. holiday shoppers especially black friday shoppers have a reputation for being ultra competitive, but it's really the retailers who are battling it out. here at toys 'r us, black friday began yesterday at 5:00 and goes through midnight tonight. they have deals throughout the day to keep people coming in. according to the company, about 50% of their annual sales will happen during this holiday period. >> our team worked really hard for months to get ready for the holiday season. we will have the hot toys in stock. what we are seeing earlier
today. we are seeing our traffic build throughout the day today. we really like what we are seeing. >> shoppers are spending this year and that is in part due to low gas prices. it is estimated for every penny the prices drop, there is about $1 billion extra of disposable income. they hope it finds its way into their cash registers. it is the hot toys that we are seeing fly off the chefls or anything related to the movie frozen. legos are very popular. anything related to pets. interactive and dogs and dinosaurs and birds. kids able to get a pet of their own without their parent having to make the big commitment. >> looks good. shoppers out ready to spend cash. sarah is staying in the middle of all of it for us. carrie sanders is following the
black friday traffic outside of miami. >> betty, here at the mall like across the nation, folks started showing up early on the same quest for the good deal. >> america's holiday shopping season is now at full tilt, with bargain hunters determined not to miss out on the thanksgiving deals. >> last year i came late and there were lines everywhere. >> already this morning, several videos popping up online, allegedly showing chaos in the aisles as customers battle to save a few bucks. the international council of shopping centers estimates black friday is such an event in our country, four out of ten american shoppers do their holiday buying today. >> the question that is on a lot of consumer minds is do you go out and buy today or play the waiting game? the answer is both. you do a little bit today and supplement that in subsequent
days leading up to christmas. >> retailers hope this year falling gas prices will help accelerate sales. for every one penny drop in the price of gas at the pump, consumers have an additional $1 billion in spending money. >> the spending is rather good. stronger than what we have seen in a number of years. we will see holiday sales grow more than 4% which is quite strong. >> for parents, my son wants video games and my 5-year-old wants ninja turtles. i'm not sure what my daughter wants. what do you want? we'll find something. >> the must have gift for boys is legos. for girls, anything to do with the movie frozen. and trying to avoid being frozen may be why we found two best friends from toronto on a three-day-trip to miami just for black friday deals.
>> i feel like it's halloween for grown ups. >> i like the sales for sure. >> in canada they don't have the after thanksgiving sales like we do en masse because theiring this is in october, eh? i know you got your circulars and you are ready to go as soon as you get out of the studio. >> absolutely. i have to get out of here first. thank you. now to ferguson, missouri where groups are calling for a black friday boycott today. protesters marched through the mall and more are marching today in chicago and washington, d.c. it's all in response to a grand jury decision to not indict officer darren wilson for fatally shooting michael brown. at the same time this picture was released of michael brown's family on thanksgiving showing an empty seat at the dinner table. the committee woman, patricia,
let me start with you. no arrests last night or injuries or damage. is the ferguson community taking a moment to pause and take a deep breath after everything that happened? >> absolutely. it's certainly a well-deserved moment that the community and even the protesters deserve. even though they were active protesting at given retail locations, the break is well-deserved. >> we put up the picture and we doll it again of the brown family. that empty seat at the table is really a powerful photo. it was released by the advocacy group. what impact can an image like this have? >> it's a reminder that no matter what you think about the case or what you think happened to michael brown, there is a family that is mourning. what you see very often is the families have opened up to personal attacks.
no matter which side you are on and how you feel about the case, these families end up becoming these media darylings or points of criticism. because of that it's hard to remember this is a family, a mother and father and sib lippings who no matter what happened in that intersection, they lot of their brother or son. that's the power. no matter what you believe happened, a family is missing their son. >> during the families makes it even more difficult. >> the new orleans saints tight end posted his reaction on facebook saying i'm sad because another young life was lot of from his family. the racial divide widened the community and is in shambles. we may never know the truth about what happened that day. that's what he posted. how does ferguson rebuild and move forward in the days and months ahead? >> we need to make sure the community is stabilized.
we need to make sure there is no more rioting taking place and moving forward. anything else could be a complete disaster to the community. what's left of it. some of the communities were blocked off and not able to access all of ferguson. once we stabilize, it's time to take inventory of where we are and how can ferguson move forward as a community? this has been devastating. once we take an internal inventory of where we are, the community can start looking forward to see where to go next. >> wesley, benjamin watson also writes i'm fearful because in the back of my mind although i'm a law-abiding citizen, i can be looked upon as a threat to those who don't know me. i will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt. what's your reaction to that?
>> that's the reality of being black in america, regardless of what your income level is, we are still perceived as criminals and as aggressive in these situations. what ferguson has done is opened up the conversation more. i don't think the racial divide has widened. we were able to get a good view of where people are in this conversation. this is not a conversation that has been starting. maybe just the people who started to listen. >> you covered this from the beginning. you have been there and you are still there now. where do you see this protest movement going from here? >> there is much to be said for the scope and reach. once they find out, that's not what you are seeing.
and internationally, this has sparked the conversation as it deals with profiling and interactions between minority communities and communities that police them. as it deals with stereo tapes and prejudices on both sides. that's what they want to continue to happen. this idea that this didn't widen a gap, but it made clear the gap that existed. a lot of people argue that's a good thing. >> i want to thank you both for joining us. >> thank you. >> absolutely. still ahead, states of inequality. the five worst states to live for lgbt. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas in manhattan. look at this. the zamboni out on the ice at rockefeller plaza getting it ready for the skaters. stick with us. we'll be right back.
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>> welcome back, everybody. developing news to bring from new jersey. there is a black friday protest under way in a wal-mart. a group of clergy and community leaders and workers calling for higher wages. they want a pay of $15 an hour and more full time jobs. we will keep an eye on the protest and bring you those developments. in the meantime, supporters of gay rights picked up momentum. 34 states and the district of columbia recognize same-sex marriage. two years ago only six states did. a new article describes the struggle still facing gay and lesbian americans and names the worst states for the lgbt community and some may surprise
you. here with me now is rolling stone reporter niko lane. thanks for being with us. we are not just talking about marriage rights. what are the other issues that are involved? >> some of the other issues i looked at were housing discrimination and employment and qualities that would affect everyone who lives in the state. the poverty rate or sometimes the obesity rate and education. all of these factors add up. >> you have them ordered by state and among the top five, number is mississippi. why is that? >> mississippi was an interesting choice in that a lot of factors put alabama over the top when you looked at it. alabama has five cities that all rank under a 10 score on the
municipal equality index. that would suggest that alabama would be the lowest being that they have the lowest ranking in terms of municipal quality index. for me, what stuck out about mississippi was how many factors made it a poor state to live in for just about everybody. lg if bt people are people. they have the highest poverty and the highest obesity rate and the fourth worst schools in the nation. all of those contribute to a poor quality of life. >> that is for anyone, but for the lgbt community in particular, why is this state number one? >> south haven is one of the few cities in the country to get a perfect zero on the municipal quality index. in no factor whatsoever is it a good city for lgbt people to live in. it has no protections at any level and often times cities
like that are openly hostile and it's rare to see any city rank that. it shows what it's like outside of the major city areas in mississippi. if you live in jackson things might be better, but anywhere else, it's going to be horrible. >> you talked about alabama, texas, louisiana. michigan is the only state outside the south that is on that list. why is michigan on the list some. >> michigan surprised me. my gut check reaction when i was compiling the list was to look for states like kentucky or somewhere like tennessee, states that you would think about being single. michigan was the one state that i heard on every single purpose's list when i talk to. lgbt rights advocates. i took a closer look and michigan has almost no
protections at the statewide level. on top of that it goes openly ban lgbt sur gassy. the michigan legislature has been pushing on the discrimination bill, but that leaves transgender people out. what they did was push for workplace equality for lgbt people, but not on the basis of gender identity. >> this is fascinating to see how it breaks down. thanks so much for joining us. appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. >> you probably heard of a smash and grab. how about a crash and grab? look at the new trend in crime hitting big cities. we will show you and an unbelievable story from upstate new york. two boys pulled out after being buried under feet of snow. the story is next. did someone say burn? try alka seltzer reliefchews. they work just as fast and taste better than
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>> now what we are watching. thieves in several cities are using a new tact toik take whatever they want. it's called the crash and grab. kevin tibbles has the latest. >> escalating to the crash and grab. targeting high end retailers by stepping on the gas. >> and no one saw it. >> unbelievable. >> at least nine bandits scooped up $120,000 worth of merchandise and disappearing into the night. police say it was over in 90 seconds. a half dozen similar heists in the run up to the holidays. a minivan burst into this nyc store and video shows 20 thieves stuffing bags with jeans, jackets and jewelry. then they vanished. >> the bad guys are using counter surveillance to watch
our patrols. >> just as the holiday rush gets under way, organized gangs are using stolen cars and trucks as battering rams. >> they show a stolen pick up pounding through a brick wall before the store was stormed and looted. tough for the owner on thanksgiving. >> i'm going to lose a black friday sale. one of the biggest days of the year. >> the stolen goods may be shipped overseas or online. revved up robberies bring a new meaning to door busters. nbc news, chicago. >> all the wrong kinds of ways. thanks to kevin tibbles for that report. scary moments to tell you about. it ended with a suspect being shot. the suspect was shooting at random buildings including the police department headquarters, forcing officers to evacuate the building. police returned fire, killing him. it's not clear what the motive
was. no one else was hurt. frightening moments at a thanksgiving celebration in south carolina. a group of 29 people gathered on a deck at a greenville home to take a holiday picture when the deck suddenly collapsed, falling 15 feet on to concrete. 22 people were taken to the hospital. senior citizens among them. none of the injuries were-threatening. two boying pulled out alive after being buried feet in snow. the boys were digging a snow fort when a snow plow came by and dumped more than several feet of snow on top of them. the boys didn't return home and police canvassed the neighborhood and something caught an officer's eye. >> at that point we figured we would take a couple of digs and
subaru owners feel it, too. because when you take home a new subaru, we donate 250 dollars to helping those in need. we'll have given 50 million dollars over seven years. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >> there has been a big arrival at the white house in the past hour. the official white house christmas tree was delivered to the front door on a horse-drawn wagon. the first lady was there to welcome the tree's arrival accompanied by daughters malia and sasha and first dogs sunny and bo. kristen welker helped it all play out. this is part of a long tradition, isn't it? >> it is. members of the association have been presenting the first family with this official christmas
tree since 1966. it's a time-honored tradition here. the first lady goes out with the first daughters. the tree is brought in a horse-drawn carriage. take a listen to what the first lady had to say. >> all right, girls. >> it's great. >> nice! >> it's big. >> thumbs up. >> yes. >> it's a go. we are taking the tree. >> you can't get any better than that. thumbs up, they are taking the tree. in the past year it has been dedicated to military service members. i anticipate we will see that again. i can tell you it's 18.5 feet. it comes from pennsylvania. he is a second generation of christmas tree farmers.
it runs in the family and not just the first family. quite pleased with this tree. sticking with the theme, president obama phoned u.s. service members and thanked them for their service and particularly in this year, he thanked them for the fight against ebola and isis as you know u.s. ramping up the fight against isis. the president has really no schedule to get back to work next week. defense secretary chuck hagel stepped down and he will have big battles with republicans on the horizon. the government funding bill comes out in the next two weeks. some republicans threatens to shut down the government over president obama's recent action on immigration reform. i have been speaking to folks on capitol hill. aides who say they are not going to go in that direction.
they want to make sure the government is funded. as you know last time there was a government shut down that had a backlash against republicans. they want to avoid that, but you can expect to see action or take legislative action reversing the steps on immigration reform. >> today the big business was receiving the christmas tree. i have no idea what would have happened if it was a thumbs down. can't send it back. it's there to stay. kristen welker at the white house. many americans are working off the thanksgiving dinner by heading out to the malls. a home cooked meal is out of reach for thousands of americans. businesses are rising to the occasion to provide holiday meals for those who cannot afford them.
his organization is helping from the heart. they served thousands of meals in orlando. thanks for being with us. it's great work thaw do. tell us about your event and how many meals were provided this thanksgiving. >> hi, betty. glad to be here. this was our 22nd annual helpings from the heart and thanksgiving feast for those less fortunate and the salvation army and presented by the corral. we served 17 and 18,000 meals. the demand was lower. lower gas pricing probably helped us this year. >> how long have you been doing this? >> 22 years. >> and in those 22 years, are there any particular stories that is stuck with you that you were able to meet on thanksgiving day? >> there so many people that we met over the years and so many stories and everyone has one.
one of the coolest things are the volunteers that we had. sometimes the volunteers were in line the year before and they turned out to be volunteers the next year. it takes many volunteers to put this together. they are very important to us. that's probably the greatest thing. >> absolutely. tell us about this inspiration. >> when i was a child, i was one of five. my mom was a single mom. we had meager beginnings anyway. she worked hard and the salvation army stepped down and provided thanksgiving dinners for us. we started giving back. >> paying it forward as they
say. >> yes, ma'am. you seeing more families turn out for help? one of the other things we do is so people can call home through a provider and also we give toys to kids that show up. it helps them out a little bit going into the christmas season. >> absolutely. great work that you do. we appreciate you spending time with us today. >> thank you so much, betty. >> what would inspire someone to grow a mustache like this? yeah, i'm talking to you. msnbc producer, i will speak with the director coming up. impressive stash. colorado's pot shops want people to forget about black friday. they are thinking green friday instead. we will have more on that.
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>> it's hard to miss that it's black friday. not just in a traditional way. giving tuesday comes in. it is a global effort to make the tuesday after thanksgiving just as important as black friday or cyber monday. msnbc is a proud partner of giving tuesday. i want to bring in mark ahead strom, the director of a group raising money to fight men's health problems. thanks for joining us. that's pretty impressive mustache there. >> thank you for having me. appreciate the compliment. >> every monday we ended up with more facial hair than normal on men in our lives. tell us about the movember movement. >> it is focused on men's health particularly prostate cancer and
we have been around for 11 years. we had over $600 million raised to date in 21 countries around the world. >> do you think something like this gets more men involved not just because they are growing out the mustaches, but more involved in health care because it's hard to get men to go to the doctor. >> it's about trading that conversation. partners and friends and families and colleagues, it gives them a chance to ask the question why are you growing a mustache and ask what's happening individually as well as men around the world. >> you ran for some of the health issues. does it run the gambit or is it more than just the big health issues as well? maybe some men don't think about? >> really health and exercise under win everything we do as well as if you look at men's health in general. when we talk about men's health, it's not just prostate and
testicular cancer and mental health. men taking action when they have a physical or mental health problem. >> this is very important. i want to show video of the nbc family, matt lauer and al roker growing out facial hair. they are letting it all hang out. when you look at this take off, are you surprised how many people are getting involved? >> it's always been an issue where if you talk to men and their partners and families, it's an opportunity for them to have a conversation about men's health. for us it's not surprising now that we are having that conversation out in the open. men are engaging as well as people in their lives. giving them a little bit of support as they grow their mustaches out. >> i'm sure there is a lot of women out there saying you know what, i'm sacrificing as well. i'm watching this thing grow on
my husband or significant other's face. at the end of november, everyone shaves, right? it's gone? >> that's right. on december 1st, most men shave clean. it's an opportunity for folks to donate. my wife donates a lot more on december 1st. >> get it out of here. it's very impressive, by the way. thanks for giving us more information about that. msnbc is a partner in giving tuesday and for more details, go to giving tuesday.msnbc.com. move over, plaque friday. pot sellers in colorado and three other states are slashing prices on recreational marijuana today, nameing it green friday. colorado is rapidry growing and featured in a new series at 10:00 p.m. pot barrons premiers on msnbc. here's a peek. >> today is 4-20 and we are
ecstatic. the past couple of days exceeded expectations. this is through the roof. i was shocked. i was expecting really good numbers, but these are really good numbers. on any change? the amount of money here, every hour we have to empty the drawers because they are so full. we take our cookie boxes full of money and store them in the safe. >> i'm joined by gary cohen, executive producer and director of pot barrons of colorado. thank you for being here. that scene there was a small glimpse at what the marijuana dispensary owners go through. such a big problem apparently. >> it's a quality problem. it is unique to the industry. the important context on this is that you are seeing history happen. when i was a kid, i remember studying about the prohibition ending and the alcohol prohibition. we are experiencing the end of marijuana. it's only one place. you can project forward and
imagine that it will be -- >> it's booming in these areas. >> it is booming. the demand for product is insatiable. they can't supply all the customers. they are coming from all directions. all ages over 21. men, women from tourists and locals. it's astonishing. i think the reality is that the market has always been there. it's been a black market and it's a legal market. >> we joke about it, but having too much cash is really a problem there. i want to read something that you cowrote in an article on msnbc.com saying all banks are federally regulated and the government said marijuana is illegal. thanks in colorado, banks can be fined heavily for doing business with traffickers. that poses a problem at the retail level leaving the retail owners with the question of how to deal with garbage bags full of money. how do you deal with that?
that is a safety concern if you are carrying around garbage bags of money, you can be a target. >> absolutely. if you talk to them, it's the number one problem that they have to deal with. it's the 21st century. people don't have big wads of cash. these people as you saw have to deal with that on a daily basis. >> how do they try deal with this? >> there is a fair amount of armed guards and trucks and there all kinds of secret places that they put their money. ultimately there is a rotating kind of bank system that works. i can get a bank account and until i make my first $10,000 deposit, nobody will say anything. once the deposit is made and they start investigating and find it's a marijuana company, they give me notice and they cancel the account and i move on. it's this musical chairs game with banks that they are all
dealing with. it won't change until somebody dies. it will require an act of congress to change the federal banking laws to feel comfortable doing business in this environment. it's one of the growing pains of an stlea is flipping a switch and the billion dollar industry exists. it's the most prominent that got the most attention. there is definitely a fear within the industry that this is a ticking clock that is inviting trouble. >> let's look at the numbers. they raked in $52 million in the industry?
there only 5 million people. as it expands to other states, they are authorized. >> what other states are getting on board? >> it's not as simple colorado and washington are legal so they must be the same. colorado and denver, there 208 stores that sell in the city of denver. seattle on the same day has one store. in denver it's the department of revenue. in washington it is run through the liquor control board that has been cautious. we heard that oregon and alaska have come on board. we expect they will have a roll out like colorado and much more readily available. each state that comes online -- >> in their own way.
it's hard to stream line everything. >> it is an historic situation and being on the inside, sometimes the cameras let you in that they wouldn't otherwise. i get to see it happen in front of me. it's dark and unprecedented. >> a normal, but big business. thanks for joining us. be sure to tune in this week when we resume this series, pot barrons of colorado. right here on msnbc. so, you are wondering what to do with all that turkey day food still in your fridge? i will avoid a munchies joke, but the author of love your leftovers is joining me next. you don't top the miss that. now that thanksgiving is over, we know what comes next. everyone here is getting ready for the annual lighting this week. we'll be right back.
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>> if you are going big, there is nowhere else to go except the mall of america. inside the mall, jay, give us an idea of what you are looking at. being it's been packed since after midnight as we take a look around. 4.2 million square feet. there is an amusement park. there is a log ride and ferris wheel. it's almost like its own city. 520 shops as well.
we have seen people the good news is they are walking around with bags in their hands. a lot of people spending money and that's a concern because a lot of retailers count on this time. you hear the music pick up. they are doing a sound check and they will have a band here later. that would be fun. like i was saying, it's really picked up and the average shopper will spend around $418. shopping on black friday. that's from the last several years. good news there. it shows that retail is doing well. maybe the economy is coming back a little bit. people will have to buy gifts. you talk to people like going black friday shopping and you
will get something for the kids. analysts tell us that 76% of those who shop on plaque friday actually are shopping for themselves. it's like a me day at the mall. there a lot of people having that me day here right now. >> i'm guilty of that as well. sounds like you are having a party as well as shopping with the music. all right, jay. enjoy. have a me day on us. jay gray at the mall of america. thank you. is your fridge stuffed with turkey, sweet potatoes and pies and all the leftovers from thanksgiving? like many of you, you are probably strupgling to figure out how to turn the classic holiday dishes into new meals. take heart. our next guest is here to talk turco what to do with the thanksgiving leftovers. thank goodness. i am joined by mick evans, author of love your leftovers. you are here to save us from all of this food in our fridge. nick, you say there three common mistakes people make with their
thanksgiving leftovers. what are they? >> yeah, sure; betty and happy holidays. the three mistakes that people make a lot are first, storing the food correctly. stojakovic it safely to get the maximum shelf life. >> what do you mean? how do you store it correctly? >> you want to make sure for stuff like turkey, i like to store it in as big of pieces as possible. that extends the shelf life. it might be too late for that. they chop and diced everything. for the future like any time you are storing a protein, the bigger pieces you can keep it in, the longer shelf life. if you cool the food off a little bit before you store it, it doesn't need to be room temperature, but get a lot of the steam out of the dish and stuff like that. that will reduce the condensation in your storage device. you will get a better shelf life out of it. >> i know when it comes to
reheating that food, people make a mistake. you put it in there and put a number on the microwave and half is not even cooked or still frozen by the time we get it out of there. what are we doing wrong? >> yeah. my advice for reheating is to use a gentle heat. a lot of times people will max it out in the microwave. what you will end up with is either really dry overdone food or as you said, sometimes the centers will be really cold and you will have this mix of cold and super blazing hot. >> how do you fix that? >> i heat almost everything in the stove top or the oven on a low heat. >> that takes longer. now you know that. when i can get it out of the microwave in a minute, how long does it take in the oven? >> if you want to use a microwave. add a little bit of liquid. if you are reheating mashed potatoes or turkey, add a little
liquid like if you have cook being liquid. you can add that back and reheat it for 30 second bursts or something. the liquid will help distribute the heat through the dish. heat a little more evenly. >> that's a great idea. that's a big problem. how do we avoid being boring with all this food? >> people get stuck. i do this too. you think of something like mashed potatoes. it's mashed potatoes. i am going to eat mashed potatoes for a week because i made a gallon of it. what you have to think of is sometimes it helps to think of it as an ingredient rather than an end product. for something like mashed potatoes, i will add in an egg and flower and roll it as a dough. you end up and center scratch, that would take you an hour. since since you already have the
potato done, it takes ten, 15 minutes. you have this great pasta dish that you can mix with sauce or use a normal red sauce. if you want to get fancy, do a brown butter thing. it's delicious and it's a way to take something that you have a lot of and use it in a new way. >> absolutely. i love the ideas. nick evans, author of love your leftovers. thanks for joining us. >> have a good day. >> that is going to do it for me. i have to work on those leftove leftovers. alex is back with all of madness that you can possibly hope for. here's one last look at the tree at rockefeller plaza. can't wait for the lighting. enjoy your day, everybody.
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i'm alex witt. a busy black friday across the country and for many bargain hunters, it's day two of the season. once again this year, shoppers started filling their carts on thanksgiving day and lined up into the night for those coveted door buster deals. cell phone video posted online appears to show tense moments in some of the aisles. >> last year i came late and there was lines everywhere. >> everyone thinks it's chaotic, but it's fun to me. >> we are getting good sales. bought her jeans for $1.50. it's worth it. >> several retailers report customers are loading up on a lot more than the deep discounts. nbc is outside the toys 'r us flag ship store in time square. toys 'r us is saying sales look good so far. how is it looking from your vantage point? >> it is definitely filling up. people here still minding their
manners and we are noticing increased lines and taking people a little longer to get in and out. you are here to broud and look for the lest deals. they have a lot of interactive exhibits out for people to do that. holiday shoppers have the heptation, deserved or not, for being ultra competitive. this is the retailers who are battling it out to maximize profits. here at toys 'r us meant opening for black friday yesterday at 5:00 p.m. they are going to go through until midnight with deals throughout the day to keep shoppers coming back. out of the annual sales, 50% will come from this holiday period. >> yesterday we opened all of our stores at 5:00 p.m. we had around the door busters that went from 5:00 to 9:00. i was at the store and we had over 2,000 people lined up to walk in the store. they were lined up around the
block and across the nation, we had a few hundred people at all of the stores. they are a great start to the holiday season. >> shoppers are spending, spurred on in part by low gas prices. it is estimated for every penny that the prices drop, the u.s. economy will have about a billion dollars in disposable income. retailers are hoping that money finds their way into their stores. as for the hot toys this year, anything frozen is flying off the shelves. anything related to that movie. legos are huge and they're letting us tryout the toys. these are amazing bracelets. one of the hot items. when do you this, you sound like a jingle bell. in keeping with the season now. >> i will tell you what they were saying for toys 'r us. no wonder he is smiling big. a couple of stores here.
>> pretty good videos on you tube showing those. here it's holiday cheer. i can't complain. people here like i said is crowded. no pushing or shoving and they really laid it out. the deals are coming at different hours. by spaceing it out, they avoid the a lot of problems that we have seen at the other stores. >> sounds like lessons learned. good idea. thanks so much from toys 'r us. let's go to the weather where hundreds of thousands have spend thanksgiving day in the dark thanks to a strong nor'easter. 3,000 to 4,000 woke up on without power. they worked to get the lights back on for most, but it still may be a day or two before power it restored in new hampshire and maine. scary moments in new york city
after being buried for several hours. they did not realize they were there. let's go to wnbc's meteorologist. a lot of folks will be traveling this weekend. what does it look like out there? let's hope no more ft. burials. >> it's unheard of. look at the temperatures. not around the day after thanksgiving. in minneapolis it was four degrees below zero. the coldest thanksgiving since 1930. that moved to the northeast. going on to today, we have some improvements. we are slowly getting better. we see that the wind chills are up to 8 degrees. better than we saw yesterday. that will be easing out for a short time. that's the key here. as we take a look.
this is not the heavy snow we saw earlier on in the week. the snow is moving through in michigan and out of the chicago area. this is the beginning of the area. you will start to feel that through the next couple of days. that is out ahead of the next arctic front. you will be able to see we are getting temperatures that will be on the rise for the middle of the country down to the south. we will have temperatures in the 60s and the 70s. another cold wave will hit by early next week. we will have to watch out for that closely. an early step into winder, that's for sure. >> my relatives in los angeles, like 85 degrees. >> sounds so nice right now. >> we have to wait about six months for that. >> okay. thank you so much.
the christmas season is under way at the white house. the first late and her daughters welcomed the tree this morning, giving their big time seal of approval. >> all right, girls, what do you think? >> it's great. it's big. >> nice! >> thumbs up. it's a go. we are taking the tree. partakeing it inside of the blue room, i believe. kristen welker is joining me now with a good day to you. how is that opening weekend for the president and his family? >> it is filled with tradition and you saw a big one unfold and you played part of it. the christmas tree arriving here at the white house. the first lady and the first daughters are always here to receive the official christmas tree. this about 19 feet tall. it is a concolor fir from pennsylvania. chris bo tech is the christmas tree farmer, second generation. his parents won the national
award in 2006. he also won the award back in 2010. it's a real honor to present them with this tree. it goes to the blue room in past years, it has been dedicated. that's a big theme here at the white house. yesterday president obama called u.s. service numbers who are purntly stationed overseas and thanked them in the fight against ebola as well as the fight against isis. that will continue to be an ongoing theme here leading up through christmas. speaking of themes, the big theme may be immigration. do you think the white house expects both short and long-term budget fights because of the executive order? >> they are gearing up for a fight. a big battle on the horizon. immigration is going to weigh heavily on that battle.
a lot of conservatives want to shut down over the fact that president obama announced action on immigration reform. i have been speaking with leadership aids who they they will not take that course and that could have a backlash. they will try to get that measure passed. they run out of fund funding at about two weeks. there is a push among leaders to get it passed and to try to take action against president obama on immigration in other ways. potentially suing him or passing legislation that would reverse what he said. here's the problem politically. they don't want to waste that politically. they own both chambers of commerce. they want to get things done on tax reform and trade bills. that is going to be a competing
factor we are going to be talking budget as soon as congress returns december 1st. >> thank you very much. kristen welker at the white house. a gunman in texas was killed after he opened fire on several downtown buildings near the busy 6th street entertainment district. it was a federal courthouse before he was shot by an officer who just completed a mounted horse patrol. >> the sergeant was right there getting ready to put the horses away for the night. he discharged at least one round with the shot. >> it's not clear if that was the fatal shot or he took his own life. no bystanders were hurt.
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to take part with hash tags like blackout black friday and boycott black friday. activists are hoping to harness directive buying power and influence, change. joining me now with the latest on this, with a welcome to you, i know this idea took off after the grand jury's announcement, but you write that it appears to have been started weeks ago by the justice for michael brown leadership coalition that suggested this be a part of the no justice, no profit, right? >> we saw early mentions of this idea in early november. everywhere was focused on this indictment. the common framework we are hearing is black lives matter. they thought an indictment would affirm that sentiment and when they did not get the indictment they were protesting and hoping for, they said it doesn't matter. what about the money?
they aligned corporate america with the rest of america. it's not as specific as that. >> what have the organizers told them. they don't care about our pain. we are asking businesses to put political pressure on the leadership to do the right thing. are they boycotting all businesses and may be able to better handle the financial fallout from the boycott. >> yeah. a lot of the boycott and protests earlier were focused on the wal-marts and the targets and the big corporations that they align with corporate america and the powers that be. they are saying that where you should shop is you should shop at black owned businesses. people advertise themselves as
black owned businesses. they are circulating saying this is a black owned business and you should shop here the week of thanksgiving. spend your money here if you want to spend it. >> according to nielsen data, african-americans have a current buying power of $1 trillion, forecast for $1.3 trillion by 2017. they make up 126 shopping trips a year and nearly $60 billion in sales expected. how big of an impact can this have? >> you know, i think that we are looking at thousands of protesters compared to 140 million shoppers expected today. there is a lot of other factors that can affect sales and profits on black friday. even the small businesses. the weather and people without power who decide i don't want to get-up-and-go shopping. i don't have running water right now or it's too cold or they decide they will shop on
amazon.com versus getting out. how much you can quantify that this is a black friday blackout protest versus natural shopping behaviors. it's hard. i think the other thing that is really important here is that economic activism is as old as activism itself. usually it works when you are looking at a corporation and you want that to change specific things. you can boycott that corporation and rely on the desire for good press. profits to actually make change. >> well, i'm sure we are going to see someone tally up the numbers and see how this did in the wake of this black friday protest. thank you so much. >> meanwhile in ferguson, the national guard stood watch amid fears of violence. the streets were mostly quiet. no arrests were made. they are getting a lot of attention with this picture of michael brown's family gathered
for the first thanksgiving without him. one chair was left empty with a shirt bearing his face draped over it. they made their voices heard. seven demonstrateors were arrest and we are learning what could be ahead for officer darren wilson. his attorney said his client will likely never be a law enforcement officer again and will work for a new career. a law professor at the university of louisville. wilson's attorney said he may go back to school and carve out something new for himself, but how worried should he be about federal charges? we know the justice department was conducting an investigation. >> the u.s. department of justice launched an investigation against officer wilson in august. what they are trying to determine is whether or not officer wilson violated michael brown's civil rights similar to what we saw with the trayvon martin case. however the likelihood that they will actually pursue the charges
are very slim simply because they would have to demonstrate that the shooting was racially motivated which is a very difficult thing to prove. >> what about robert mccullough. we have seen the press conference and i want to read the reaction to that. this is dana mill bank who writes. he acknowledged his team was serving as defense lawyers, noting that prosecutors challenged and confronted witnesses with priest statements and evidence that credited their accounts. then the times editorial board said he is widely viewed as being in the pockets of the police made matters infinitely worse by handling the investigation in the worst possible way. the times cites his refusal to step aside and could have been appointed by the governor. they point out to what they call a highly unorthodox approach to the proceeding. the way he timed the
announcement of the decision. what do you make of this? >> i was appalled by his handling of the case. i spoke with my colleague in houston and we were just in awe that he would allow a suspect to testify at a grand jury trial knowing that the suspect meaning officer wilson could not be cross examined by brown's attorney. i felt like i was watching a defense attorney dressed up like a prosecuting attorney. he showed no empathy and seemed biased. it was chilling. >> legally speaking, what other avenues can michael brown's family take? what do you think will come next? >> after they have a period of healing will pursue a civil trial as well as the ferguson police department. it's a lower standard of proof as opposed to a beyond reasonable doubt. they have to show by the preponderance of the evidence
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senate. could his role forming the action on immigration hurt him with republicans and democrats? >> he was confirmed fairly easi easily, 78-13. that's not to say it would have a different senate make up. it's going to be a different landscape. they had an attorney general nominee and moving from homeland security to the department of defense would make that position come open as well. it could be a difficult nomination, but he had an easy run the first time. he would get through more easily. >> the perception of ashton carter, official with a deputy secretary of defense to december 2013. he is on all the short lists.
>> they are traditional and have been in the pentagon and managed budgets. they might be also names that would be krred positive for the obama administration. they want someone who will be able to be in those kind kinds of discussions with the security council and the white house's own national security staff. someone like bob or ash carter who has experience also maybe won't have too many differing opinions. they may be positive for the white house. may be someone who had high profile leadership and that would of course fit the billing of having the first female secretary. >> of those are on the list too.
he was brought in after cuts to be a budget fix. they have the wars going on. we have the fight against isil and syria. that and other potential escalating issues around the globe. it's going to be a big job. someone who has that heading of military units. >> speaking of politicians and said no right out of the gate. how about adam smith? what would be the likelihood of his nomination? >> it's a possibility that he is on the house armed services committee and has a background in dealing with the issues from the armed services committee standpoint. he is an interesting name.
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>> with less than 12 hours to go, bargain huntry shoppers are going strong out there today. online traffic was heavy for best buy's website, the company had to shut it down. another good day to you. does it look like a strong start to the retail season? >> i have to tell you, last night i was at a wal-mart and i saw crowds bigger than at the stores at the same locations at the same time last year. it looks like basket sizes were
bigger at least at wal-mart. online sales at 14% year over year. they are only up about 6% today year over year. they seem to have picked up and the pattern seems to be as i am hearing from around the country that many shoppers started at the big box stores. the wal-marts and best buys for the door busters and took a reprieve and rest and refuelled and are coming back out to the mall and more casual fashion. they are not as targeted from what they are looking for. to see if the traffic converts to sales. we should know more by about
sunday. >> there any stores that you see their bags being carried around more by the shoppers? anything that am cans to mind? is it toys or clothing or jewelry? >> at this mall, it looks like macy's and jcpenney are winning by bags. i was just in the jcpenney area. they had about 15 people in mind. >> i'm curious if you are buying presents, are there kids in tow or not so much? >> there is also a train running through the mall and they jump on the trains and maybe the
other parent can buy the gifts and it's a company that is working towards the retailers and deliver them to you later. >> it's bait and switch. thank you so much. once all of you have exhausted all the black friday deal, you have to wake up on saturday to do more shopping. years ago, small business saturday launched. it's a day to support local businesses and it is growing bigger and bigger by the year. here to tell us what's in store. it's good to see you and i know you are out there in los angeles enjoying the lovely weather. why do you think it's taken off? >> it hit something that people
really care about. if you don't support these stores, what is your main street going to look like if that cute dress shop or great coffee shop is not there anymore. or the toy store. they disappear. this has been a great way to get people to remember that. >> yeah. i have a bookstore that is nowhere near the size of barnes and noble. if you are willing, they are all about service. they will order that book and get it in within 24 or 48 hours. i try to support them for that reason. >> we have an amazing store that they did so well with, i know i can find something for one of my kids. >> what's with kevin bacon getting on board? what did he do? >> this was fun. i met him at a bookstore in new york city and he surprised
people at this local toy store and the guy who was wrapping the gifts. this is all part of the organization. he got small businesses to contribute a portion of every sale to the shoppers's favorite charity. they can and support the cause. what kinds of things are people doing to promote to say let's see us tomorrow. great customer service. people are having cocktails and food and opening late and having fans and just making a real event out of it. >> sounds like a lot of fun. thank you for bringing us the details on small business saturday. great to see you. you can all watch jj's show at
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an orthodox crist man empire, reaching out to the community is the main spiritual goal of the pontiff's trip. this is a region at war. they report 10,000 police have been directed to protect the pope's-day-trip. a concern is isis. the pope has taken a strong stand against isis, supporting the use of force against them and calling their persecution of christians in syria and iraq. the worst since the early days of christianity. isis in areas it controls has given christians the choice of converting to islam or being killed. many christians escape and are now refugees. isis speaks about the pope, calling him a crusader. they showed the group's black flag super imposed in st. peter's square. >> that was richard engle in turkey. they are expected to meet with the christian leaders and
turkey's largest a bit later in his trip. after the holiday rush of black friday, small business saturday and cyber monday, millions will come together to give back and celebrate charitable giving. many organizations are joining in, one organization is stepping up in a big way following a report that one in six americans are struggling to figure out where their next meal will come from. meeting america is launching an effort to help 49 million americans and serve 3 million meals. joining me now, more daily. the chief external affairs officer for feeding america. welcome to you. >> thank you so much. >> i am glad to have you here. these numbers are stung. the report that you have findings that include 40% of households reporting they have watered down food or drinks that make them last longer. 69% choose between paying for u tigities like heat and light and food in the last year.
34% report making this choice every month. as part of giving tuesday, you are trying to push every $1 donated that can provide 10 meals. how is that going to work? >> that's exactly right. feeding america relies on the efficient operation to move predominantly donated foot directly to hungry people who need it most. for every dollar that they donate to feeding america, they are able to provide up to ten meals. >> how many agencies does feeding america help? >> feeding america is the nation's network of 200 foot banks. we distribute through 60,000 soup kitchens and food pantries and other programs in nearly every county across the united states. >> wow. more than 46 million people rely on assistance that you serve, but your report found that 28% of feeding programs support they have less food available to know
what they need. how is that increasing since the great recession? 12 million of the folks that we see and we know as the recession recovered and for low income americans it hasn't improved. our lines today are longer than ever. we are feeding more people than ever before. there tens of millions of families who are struggling to put food on the table. do you do hot foods and packaged lunches? how do you break down what you are able to provide? >> this past year we provided 4
billion pounds of food in hot meals as well as grocery products thatty woor able to distribute through pantries for families to take home and make their own food. we provide about 25% of the food that we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables, a big part of our work and making sure we are not just distributing the quantity of food and providing access to the nutritious food that so many low-income families have a hard time affording with their fixed income for their food budgets. >> sounds like you are along the lines of what michelle obama has been trying to do with her food programs. how can people get involved. the people who watch and say the numbers are staggering. i want to help out beyond that. what can they do? >> feeding america is in need of food, funds and friends. you can visit our website at feeding america.org and you can find your local food bank and
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software and malwear. they haven't taken enough stephs to prevent this and what we're going to see is the same pattern and that pattern is a third party vendor gets infiltrated. this is what happened, this was an hvac company with target, they then used their access to get to target. target doesn't even find out about this until banks notify them of a pattern of abuse. that's why the first thing is we're looking into it. the first thing is, shop with that credit card, with that credit card, you've only got $50 worth of liability, with a debit card, potentially if you don't pick up on it right away, you can have your whole bank account wiped out. >> let's talk about the gift
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people are posting videos online today of what appears to be chaotic struggles over deeply discounted items. in california, two women were reportedly arrested after a black friday fight at khol's department store. organizers say demonstrations are planned for 1,600 locations today. sarah is outside the toys r us flagship store. black friday has always been known as the biggest sales day of the year, does it look like it's going to happen this year too? >> reporter: so far numbers are coming in and eventually expangds they black friday hours, they actually started yesterday at 5:00 p.m., it's going to go until midnight tonight and they are rolling out
deals to keep shoppers coming back in, their initial crowd when they eopopened the doors a 5:00 yesterday. let's show you the line at the register right know, where people, it's just been ebbing and flowing right now. they call it the super bowl of their store and they with respe respect -- were repared for it. about 50% of annual toy sales will come from this period. so it's important not only to offer these price discounts, but to guarantee an adequate supply of the hottest toys of the season. >> one big toy -- the leggo movie is doing fantastic. disney's frozen movie is doing great. we have got over 300 frozen items. teenaged mutant ninja turtles, also do fantastic. there's a show for young kids
called hall patrol. that product is also rocking. >> in all, shoppers are across the country are expected to spend about $13 billion this black friday, that is up slightly from last year. analysts credit the positive job outlook a outlo outlook for increased holiday spending. >> have you seen any of the kind of chaos that we have been hearing about. >> reporter: we have been really lucky here, we haven't had that chaos, but that's due in large part that toys are us as really spaced the day out. by expanding these hour and having them open from 5:00 p.m. one day until 5:00 p.m. the next day. they really have spaced these crowds out, made it very easy
for people to be polite and civil while crossing on items on their christmas list. >> let's get an update on the weather now, more than 300,000 americans are thankful the power is back on today after that nasty never blew through several states. crews worked overtime to get the power back on. steve is here, there are a lot of people out and about this weekend, what does it look like out there? >> that's for sure and you want the weather to be a little bit warmer, but unfortunately, we're just not getting that. in fact more insult to injury across the great lakes. snow is the last that we want to hear u and we have more coming off of lake ontario and lake erie, we will start to see three, four, five-inch amounts stack up here across the lee side of the lakes here, but overall the improvements are coming our way. let's take a look at these
windchills where yesterday we had a brutal day of these windchills where temperatures were feeling welt below zero. those temps will begin to relax here over the next couple of days and i think you're going to see the improvements quite quickly. as we go forward through the day today, you'll see the windchills have come up bo zero for minneapolis, up through areas of north dakota. look at the windchills, 30 degrees in new york city. much better than yesterday. and going forward, we will start to see big improvements across the board. as this windchill begins to lift out and we have better forecasts ahead. as we go through minneapolis, 26 today, look at this, 39, that doesn't sunday impressive, but yesterday's high is 10, and then we goo right back down with the temps. heading into areas like washington, d.c., we'll be looking at temperatures on the rebound. as we go to dallas, you'll be able to see the forecast there. we are looking at short sleeves and shorts weather, for a little
while at least. monday and tuesday temperatures dropping back down into the 40s and 50es. the overall the story, wild temperature swings, 20 and 30s across the north. the place to be is los angeles, 83 degrees, tomorrow you'll see the cool air lift out. we'll be looking at the temperatures near 40 in minneapolis, but look at sunday, this is the stay where we're tracking the big cold coming back into the country once again. look at those blue colors coming in, that cold air is coming straight south, so enjoy that 79 in dallas while it lasts. well the christmas season is officially under way at the white house. the first lady and her daughters welcomed the free to the white house this morning and gave it their seal of approval. >> all right, girls what, do you think. >> it's great. >> nice. >> it's big. >> thumbs up? >> yes. >> thumbs up. it's a go, we're taking the tree. >> msnbc white house continue kristen welker joins us now, how
has this opening weekend for the white house been so far? >> reporter: it's been filled with a lot of tradition, as you pointed out. the first lady and the first daughters welcomed the first christmas tree. this is a confer, about 19 feet high and it was presented by chris botek, he's a second generation christmas tree farmer based out of lehigh in pennsylvania, in addition to this year, he won the national christmas tree award back in 2010, and his parents won it back in 2006. these edition of the national christmas tree association, dates all the way back to 1966. so it's a really great part of the holiday tradition here at the white house. but really they have been celebrating for the past few days, on wednesday, president obama pardoned the white house turkey's mac and cheese.
yesterday they had a turkey and ham and all of the fixins. president obama called service members to thank them for their service. that christmas tree, by the way will be set up in the blue room. in recent years it's been dedicated to u.s. troops and i anticipate we'll see that again this year, melissa. >> it's beautiful, and i bet it smells good too. obviously immigration is still very much on their focus. what are the both long-term and short-term budget fights because of the president's executive order that you see? >> reporter: well the hole gida spirit isn't going to last long. there's a big battudget battle
going on. some want to shut down the government because president obama -- capitol hill who say they don't want to take that course, they don't think it's smart plaolitically, they worryt might backfire, so they're working to get some type of spending deal done in the next two weeks, you could see some kind of a deal that will bring parties back to the table. you also might see republicans take action on immigration reform when it comes to things like suing president obama, or when it comes to legislature chun, they know how both chambers of congress, and they want to get things done over the next two years, they woonlt to get done on tax reform when it
comes to trade deals, so there's also concern about getting too bogged down in this immigration reform battle. those are the competing issues, but congress still on usual until december 1, big battles ahead, though. scary moments in austin, texas after an alleged gunman shot at several down. buildingses. police say that the gunman shot at police headquarters and a mexican consulate. >> the sergeant was right there, getting ready to put the horses away for the night when the attack on to the police headquarters occurred and as he held two horses with one hand, he discharged at least one round with a single handed shot. >> the gunman died at the scene, though it is not yet clear if he was killed by police or took hiss own life. coming up, the brown family
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the holiday weekend has brought a prevailing sense of calm to ferguson, while across the country, many outraged by the grand jury's decision not to indict darren wilson are protesting with their wallets. across social media today, many are expressing their intention not to take part in the busiest shopping day of the year. around 75 demonstrators marched into a st. louis area target overnight calling on shoppers not to spend their money in a
protest. there were no visible protests and police say no arrests were made. and an image that's getting a lot of attention today, is this picture of michael brown's family gathered around their table for their first thanksgiving without him. i am joined by "the washington post," wesley lowry is in ferguson and has spent a significant amount of time there since the shooting back in august. members of the communities in daal i . >> national guard will be on hand to protect the businesses, like this one behind us, they failed to arrive. besides highlighting the degree to which our own business
community was hurt, i am demachbding answers as to why missouri's national guard was not here to protect us when we had been assured they would be. >> have you spoken with the governor? >> i have not spoke within the governor. >> the mayor says he has contacted the governor, but still has not heard from him. what do you make of that? >> reporter: of course this is a very common complaint we're hearing from business owners and officials here locally, as in the weeks to the drum up to the decision was coming, we had heard constantly that the national guard ask going to be on hand, and what governor nixon said and the police chief said, they were going too protect lives and property, people and property. what ended up happening is that the national guard protected land marks and court buildings, but they did not protect small businesses. and that has business owners furious.
>> in your piece yesterday, you wrote and i'm quoting here, it was the worst of thanksgivings yet it was the best of thanksgivings too. we reported yesterday that churches were expecting crowds two or three times larger than normal for thanksgiving. is what you saw? >> reporter: it's sercertainly t i saw, and in that exact piece, we had stories along the line that michael brown's family along with darren wilson's family were celebrating the holidays. sometimes the best way, the biggest things that makes you remember what you're grateful is the biggest loss. and a lot of members of the community, being psychologically spent and physically spent, to many people who have -- it's that type of backdrop that makes them cherish their family and their friends evenmore. >> a lot of people are hunkering down for the thanksgiving holiday, maybe doing some
shopping, but what is your sense of what will happen after the holiday is over? do you expect protesters will be back in force as they were earlier this week. >> i certainly think so, i think we'll see them on monday on the first business day, we also have to remember the ferguson commission, this body created by governor jay nixon to deal with the deeper systemic issues here. while much of the nation may kind of turn the corner, they have given the story, but the feel of ferguson have not given up on this, this is still their city and they have bigger issues to deal with. >> a lot of protesters are encouraging people in other cities not to shop on the biggest shopping day of the year. do you know what ferguson community members are say about this type of movement. >> reporter: we see people who
are joup set about the idea that stores may lose out on their -- also people who sympathize with the protesters. the most frequent criticism is while you want to hurt business owners, what did these businesses do four you? the protesters respond that if you want to get the attention of people who otherwise would not pay attention. so you see these protests at target and walmart and toys "r" us, how can we force the roast of america, the rest of the community to pay attention to us, and maybe if they don't sell as many tvs today, that might force them to. >> wesley lowry, thank you very much. the markets are open as the marijuana industry is booming this holiday season, how stores in colorado are capitalizing on black friday sales. and the list for the next potential pentagon chief keeps
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we know that thanksgiving and black friday shopping go hand in hand, but in colorado, black friday is taking on a whole new meaning this year, that is because this is the first holiday shopping period since the state allowed stores to sell recreational marijuana. and many of the state's new pot stores are taking advantage of that by offering deals and discounts on everything from prerolled joints to marijuana infused pumpkin pies, they're calling it green friday and it's all part of the rapidly growing marijuana industry. as demand for pot builds, a company called american x just launched it's first of the of it's kind sort of commonities exchange in the weed industry. msnbc's ronan pharaoh has the
story. >> reporter: your company created the american cannabis exchange or ace, as i understand it, this is to the fully electronic market place for cannabis retailers to buy and sell inventory, how exactly is that going to work? and how exactly is it legal? >> currently what we with do is we follow the doesn't laws and infrastructure in place, so what we do is we operate state by state, so eventually this is going to be become a national product where we can allow everybody to transact, but if you currently just look at colorado, we have an infrastructure in both colorado and california where we allow this transaction to take place legally. >> how are you going to chance for the good news, how does this stay legal if it's a national marketplace. >> we're building it state by state in anticipation of it
going national. we follow all the rules, and we allow for this marketplace to really bring the regulatory agencies to bray -- where they currently don't have any market place. >> so what do you do when the presence of that market blase results in more interstate transfers that may not be legal all the time. >> we manage that infrastructure, so if you look at the way the platform works, it's for a physical product. so once they actually buy a product, the transportation has already built in, so we use outside transportation companies, we have a wed get that's build. >> all the production's happening within the u.s., but also state by state. again, we look at the regulatory frame work that allow for this product to be legal.
if you look at colorado, you look at washington and even california, this regulatory frame work allows for this legal wholesale distribution. >> you're plan forgive a future where this is more legal, where this infrastructure can come into play. what do you anticipate how long it will take for this to go national. >> if you look at the past few years, the numbers are pretty staggering as to why we came to market so quickly. we're now well over 25 states with legalization on a medical level, as well as five states on a recreational level. the problem is, you need some type of a compliance or a frame work for the regulatory agencies to manage this growth at such a euphoric base. >> and that growth is just the hype surrounding this idea of yours, you have 20,000 seats on the exchange, apparently eye have already sold 2,400. were you taken aback by the
amount of demand. >> absolutely. and it speaks for the marketplace needing something like this. if you just look at washington state, some of the reasons we built the product, we have seen collusion, we have all right seen price fixing in a marketplace where you never expected it. we give the regulatory agencies the able to manage this entire- >> brand-new market, brand new demand and brand new piece of infrastructure that's going to be necessary. thank you very 34u6 for your time. >> this weekend, msnbc is premiering a new series, pot barrons of colorado. following marijuana based -- rapidly expanding world of legal reck naegsal marijuana use. joining us now is the executive producer of the pot barons of
colorado. you protime some very interesting people in your documentary. what exactly is a pot baron? is he a trail blazer in this new industry, like a railroad baron? is that what you're getting at. >> what i really like is ganjapr ganjapreneur. >> these are people who have really jumped in early, our story is two things for the audience, one it's a real look at legal marijuana, and the other is, it's a look inside history. and this is a classic american story, if you could rewind the clock and be present at the time that alcohol prohibition was apolished and ended in the 1930s, you would see an amazing transformation and that's what's going on in colorado right now. it's the end of national prohibition, but it's of course
in one plies. and the whole world is watching, not just the united states, the entire world is watching and paying attention, wow, the sky hasn't fallen, people are going to work, producttivity had. diminished. >> i wanting to play a short preview of your series. >> medical marijuana started years ago, and that's where the pot barons began, building successful stories with lyle customers, but even pot dealers didn't predict the demand for medical marijuana. >> i have never seen anything like it, this is like wow. >> new jobs, new tax revenues and a new flaphrase, pot touris. denver is now the amsterdam of north america and it's big business. >> there are also some big
questions about marijuana laws and how they will be enforced. is there any sense that this could come crashing down at any moment if things do change. >> sure, it is possible and i think there is certainly always a fear because of the history of marijuana. but we live in a time where capitalism wins and from a capitalism standpoint, there are jobs being created, there are tax revenues being generated, there's tourism and colorado is certainly benefitting in huge ways from what's going on out there. so i would think you would have to be an alarmist to perceive the sky is falling and worry about that being a factor in templts of going forward. >> all right, garry cohen, thank you. >> my pleasure, thanks. >> be sure to checks out the new series "pot barons of colorado" premiering right here on msnbc and we will be right back.
black. new video of demonstrators lying on the ground, reenacting the scene where michael brown was shot. you're looking at black friday protesters who have gathered in times square in manhattan. the protesters quickly exited the other side of that store. >> millions of americans will be back on the roadways tomorrow, returning from their thanksgiving trips and drivers across the country are noticing it is costing much less to do so. that is thanks to the plunging prices at the pump. according to aaa, the national average has fallen for nearly 60 consecutive days. i am joined by the chief analyst of the oil information 126s. according to aaa, as of monday,
the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is down to $2.87, 46% below the national average price a year ago. a lot of people are talking, we haven't seen prices this low in forever, so what's contributing to this decline. >> long story short, cheap oil prices, they're dropping below 7 $70 a barrel. opec just despited to roll over their production levels. while this is happening against this backdrop, you have u.s. production that's at the highest level since winter of 1986, so we're looking at 30-year highs for crude oil production here in the u.s. >> where are we seeing the highest prices? >> it's your typical high states, obviously, alaska, hawaii and in the continue nen
tall u.s., new york, connecticut and a lot of that has to do with higher taxes on a retail price of gasoline. >> current predictions indicate that we should see mostly level prices well into next year, with only a slight rise in the pump prices in the summer months. would you agree with that. >> we're going to see prices drop some more, i wouldn't be surprised to see the u.s. average get even lower, maybe another 10 cents lower, your cheaper states, south carolina is an example, texas, oklahoma, missouri may see some sub-2 prices. it's going to carry on into the winter time. we're going to see our typical spring pop, but its may not be as drastic as we have seen in the past. >> what is going to determine if this is a long-term trent or if we'll see them rebound and just
go right back up? >> well, here's the thing, with opec, keepi ining production le the same as they were, and prices dropping, they may be trying to crowd out the producer where it costs them more to get it out of the ground. if prices dop too much, you're going to see some projects get pushed into the back burner until prices rise. because of cheap prices you may see that demand going up. so we may see some spikes, but this may not be for a couple of years down the line, but again, it's one of those cases where -- i don't think we're going to be do you know here forever, but we'll enjoy it while it lasts. >> for now commuters are breathing that sigh of release. >> defense secretary chuck hagel keeps shifting as the obama administration hairs more nos from top candidates. ashton carter is the latest
anaheim leflts name left on the original short list. ken vogel joins us now. let's start with the big name getting all of the attention, jay johnson, head of dhs, he's part of the administration working for president obama, would it be just as easy for him to clear the next hurdle. >> potentially, he has a couple of things going for him, he is very close to the president, which not a lot of other folks we have talked about. >> is that a positive? >> i think it is. because what we saw from both secretary hagel as well as secretaries panetta and bob gates is they they were kind of marginalized by the white house, they had centralized some of these key national security and defense issues, the national security counsel, very involved
in these big picture decisions, the defense department less though, where secretary hagel has written a couple of key home mes that he felt were largely ignored. could be a real selling point for him and for the pentagon. >> congressman adam smith, a ranking member of the house armed services committee. would politics make this possible or impossible? >> i think it would make it tricky, i mean he has a much larger track record of saying a lot of different things on these key issues that republicans could really seize on in confirmation hearings, that i do expect republicans to seize on to make some points about what the republicans say as the obama's administration factless foreign policy when it comes to ball mg isis and when it comes to syria.
>> to your point, because so many of the issues now are terrifying, whabl a military can dachb? >> they're certainly on the short list, both of them actually -- james in particular is as sort of a rather sfachblt track record recently of dealing with some problem areas of the air force has encountered, she successfully navigated the controversies or cheating--a -- had had some tough situations that he's navigated pretty well. he does also have a 5 million dwlrz travel bill that he racked up as navy secretary that he has seized on as potentially problematic, ethough the inspector jean has said, this is all clear, however you could see republicans make an issue of this during the next election
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out, the text books leaves out. there were pilgrims in florida, french pilgrims, st. augustine was founded by the spanish to go and wipe out the pilgrims. >> that is our oldest cities? >> that's the earliest european settlement. this story is not part of our history, but it should be. it ended in a religious bloodbath, they're stories of real feel, we get so hung up on the dates and the battles and the patriotic proud history that we leave out the good stuff. >> don't know much about american presidents, who's your favorite most interesting president. >> favorite and probably pretty much the same, i'm still an abraham lincoln fan, as far as i'm concerned for leading the country through it's greatest
crisis, his thanksgiving proclamation, that year, union troops were given a meal in the field for the first time 150 years ago. at the same time, the people of st. petersberg, virginia were starving because they were besieged. >> what do you think is the toughest part of american history for u you to get your answers on? >> john adams said facts are sfub born things, and that's the biggest problem, especially in the internet achblg, when facts are kind of fast and free, so it's more important than ever as a historian to try and check things and vet things because a lot of people areal putting things up there on the internet. it's something i tell students all the time. the next project is what i call hidden history. it about six bat unless our past
from yorktown to falluja. you may know that -- you probably didn't learn that hiss slaves were in yorktown. so were thomas jefferson's and he made sure he brought back his enslaved people. >> enjoy the rest of your weekend. it is a busy black friday and it's topping the news now, we'll have that now and more live from the mall of america up next. but first -- (vo) nourished. rescued. protected. black during the subaru "share the love" event, subaru owners feel it, too. black sleighbells ring in the distance ]
shoppers. so, like 217,000 shoppers already and that outdoes what they did last year, analysts were saying that this year, this year people are going to spend $418 on average, everyone that's out shopping, that's up from the last several years, so that's great for retailers, it's great for a sign of the economy, there's some expendable income, that all looks good. most are going to say i'm going to go out sand get something for the folks, i'm going to get something for the kids. most people who are shopping on black friday, it's a me day here at the mall. i've got to ask you something, are you here shopping for others or yourself. >> down there, melissa,
rickston, a boy band, you shop for 17 hours and then you get the boy band in the mall. it's like how i dreamed about in high school, christmas shopping at the mall. that's a daily thing, that's not just here. >> jay, thank you very much. okay, it is the day after thanksgiving, and if you're not out there burning up your meal at the mall, we thought you might like some healthy ideas about all those leftovers. a registered dietitian, and host of healthy appetite on the food network, and also on week night wonderers, healthy dinners in 30 minutes or less. so we are ready for some fresh ideas. >> i have some really great ideas, my favorite thing to do is heat up the leftovers. it's so good the next day, but if you want to get more creative, one of my favorite
things to do is make a quesadilla. you can use green beans, brussels sprouts, it's decadent and healthy and delicious. >> you're making me hungry. >> but on another idea, stir fries are wonderful, you can throw random bits of vegetables and turkey into it. i also love to make -- >> it almost looked like a turkey pot pie. >> i love a turkey pot pie. that's another thing, it's just really forgiving, you can put leftover vegetables in, i like to make mine with a biscuit crust, it's healthy that way
because you don't have the crust on fop. >> i make a healthier biscuit batter, so that's first of all my recipe. so it's just like a taste of the crust. >> i thought is something about rizzoto. i like to put pumpkin or butter nut squash. if you have a favorite rice pudding recipe, you can stir some leftover pumpkin or butter nut squash, i love to make soup. >> it's a perfect winter time thing to do. >> you can take a that turkey soup. >> you can also take your roasted squash or any left over pumpkin, saute it over chicken broth or turkey broth and you put that in and purr ray it. it changes up the flavor profile
from maybe year typical thanksgiving. >> i think really take advantage of your freezer. i think that's one thing, you know what? all of those -- a lot of those cakes and things can be frozen so you can have them, you don't have to feel like you can eat them right away, you can pack them in the freezer. i have to tell you one of my favorite tips is cranberry sauce, you take your cranberry sauce and put it in an ice cube tray and you freeze it. you put them in a bag, but you put some of those cranberry cubes right in your blender with some milk and you make a really great smoothy. >> i want my cranberry sauce in the can shape with those lines around it. >> most leftovers really should be eaten within three to four
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if you develop unexpected bleeding, unusual bruising, or tingling. if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto®, watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle related signs or symptoms. do not take xarelto® if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto®, tell your doctor about any conditions, such as kidney, liver, or bleeding problems. switching to xarelto® was the right move for mary. ask your doctor about once-a-day xarelto®. no regular blood monitoring; no known dietary restrictions. for information and savings options download the xarelto® patient center app, call 1-888-xarelto, or visit goxarelto.com i have a cold with terrible chest congestion. better take something.
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