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good morning. thanksgiving nightmare? dangerous flooding and thunderstorms in the east, high winds and torrential rain out west. it could be tough going for millions of people heading home for the holiday. super failure. the congressional super committee concedes its defeat in its quest to reduce the deficit, triggering millions of cuts in programs. with so much at stake, why couldn't lawmakers make a deal? an nbc exclusive, a young man who was mentored by former penn state coach jerry sandusky for six years speaks out for the first time. he says he was never the victim of abuse but claims their relationship did become uncomfortable. >> as i grew older and you know, i did kind of think it was a little weird.
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>> his story in his own words. "today," tuesday november 22nd, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. according to the latest estimates i've seen, about 42 million of us are going to be traveling away from home on the whole day weekend. >> if you're among those masses heading out today or tomorrow you might want to leave yourself extra time because powerful storm systems are impacting conditions on the roads and potentially airports on both coasts. it's especially bad in the south where highways have been shut down due to widespread flooding. al is on the way, we'll get his forecast coming up straight ahead. actor hugh grant testifies in the british phone hacking
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inquiry and blasts the tabloid press claiming they menaced his family for years and even broke into his home. what's thanksgiving really like at martha stewart's house? matt, al, natalie and i accepted her invitation to find out. boy. stay tuned to are that, coming up. >> let's just say it was a good thing, she would say. we've got a live concert out on the plaza from legendary singer/songwriter carole king. this is just part of our holiday week of great music here on "today." we begin with the weather and its impact on the busy travel rush. >> good morning, ann and matt. you're looking at the power of water, this is arkansas, i-30 was closed for a good period of time yesterday, even the backup road flooded out as people tried to make their way to get started on that holiday weekend. this same area is going to be impacted again today and it stretches from texas all the way
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up into new england, over the next 24 to 48 hours. here's where we have the risk of severe storms, houston, new orleans, montgomery, nashville, as far north as sin senate e, possibility of tornadoes, damaging winds. radar shows what's going on, this activity pushing through, we're talking anywhere from two to four inches of rain in that affected area. what does that mean? as far as airports for today into tonight, seattle, portland, heavy rain, chicago, big hub, cincinnati as well, st. louis for fog and rain, looking at thunderstorms in atlanta, new york city, rain and low visibilities. if you're going to be on the roads tonight on into tomorrow, here is your other big problems, we're looking at rain up and down the eastern seaboard. we have winter storm warnings up in new england, heavy thunderstorms down to orlando and back to the west again, major rain which will probably cause some more flooding and again into the southeast and into the mid mississippi and tennessee river valleys more heavy rain and the possibilities of flooding. matt?
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>> al, thanks very much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a couple of minutes. let's turn now to politics and the blame game tied to the failure of the congressional super committee to work out a deficit reduction deal. kelly o'donnell is nbc's capitol hill correspondent. kelly, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. what an embarrassing stumble for congress. the super committee with lawmakers with expertise punted on one of the nation's most series crises but their failure doesn't mean it's over. big cuts are coming anyway. >> -- meaning lless at this poi. >> reporter: a rough, very partisan end for the super committee. no compromise on taxes and spending cuts, no deal to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion over a decade. >> i'm sorry for our country, because this was a moment of important leadership. it was a real test.
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>> there were fundamentally different positions, people tried to find a way to bridge the differences and come up with common ground. we just weren't able to get there. >> reporter: this failure comes with a price, triggering sweeping spending cuts, both domestic programs and defense in 2013. president obama had taken heat for not being more publicly involved, but when the super committee folded, the president spoke out late monday. >> one way or another, we will be trimming the deficit by a total of at least $2.2 trillion over the next ten years. that's going to happen, one way or another. >> reporter: one of those ways the trimming gets done hits the defense department hard, automatic cuts of close to $600 billion. defense secretary panetta says that would gut the military. republican candidates for 2012 blame the president. >> we're going to put the military on the cutting block. i can't imagine when that circumstance makes any sense at
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all and with that as a possible outcome, you have a president who didn't get involved in the process. >> reporter: republicans on the hill are already vowing to block those defense cuts, but the president had a warning. >> i will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts, domestic and defense spending. there will be no easy off ramps on this one. >> reporter: and there is turmoil over what happens next. >> the real news here are the economy, the uncertainty, the stock markets, anyone who is serious about deficits. >> reporter: and republicans here are taking that veto warning in stride, already preparing ways to try to undo those defense cuts, and now that the president has weighed in yet again he will inevitably be more involved. some democratic sources tell us they didn't want him to be too visible during the sumer committee time but now that ball is right back in his court because so much of this fight will play out on the campaign trail in 2012 >> kelly o'donnell on capitol
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hill this morning, thanks. even before the super committee admitted defeat stocks were sliding. the dow closed down 248 points. jim cramer, host of cnbc's "mad money." >> good morning. >> the news coming out of the super committee had been bad for days and weeks so is that really what caused stocks to slide? >> no, it's all europe, matt. i think the super committee is a whipping boy because it seems so obvious but we all expected nothing. europe, interest rates are going up, unemployment bad, the banks hurting, that's spilling over. >> i was listening to someone the other day asking the question, what is different about what's happening in europe right now as opposed to what happened in this country back in 2008. how would you answer that question? >> it's five times larger. they borrowed five times more money. the governments are very, very strapped for cash, no one wants to lend to them, the banks, no one wants to give them any money. our problems, as big as they were, were just fractional
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versus europe. >> our good friend tim russert used to have the chalkboard and write "florida, florida, florida." when it comes to europe and their crisis right now, is it germany, germany, germany? >> germany is in charge and don't want to rescue weak swimmers, afraid to be pulled down. greece,itily, spain could pull down germany. >> we know what happens in europe is going to closely impact what happens in this country. you've got people now saying wait a second do i get out of the market, do i stand by and do nothing or jump into the market? >> do not jump in. you can stand by and do nothing. you have to expect this volatility to continue. we could be down 5%, 6%. people at home, i'm not telling you not to worry. i am telling you not to invest. >> although we somehow dismiss the super committee and what happened in terms of its effect on wall street, there is a psychological effect, though, isn't it? it's another example where investors look at washington and say why can't these people make decisions they have to make without partisan bickering to
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affect the country. >> it's political. in europe, it's the politicians, our country it's the politicians. things were getting better in our country, businesses were starting to spend. we get worried out of washington, not out of what the companies are doing. >> jim cramer, thanks very much. catch "mad money" weeknights on cnbc. now to the child abuse sex scandal. a young man who was once very close to former coach jerry sandusky is speaking out. we'll hear from him in a moment. first nbc's peter alexander is on the penn state college campus with the latest in the developments in the case. good morning. >> reporter: there is another investigation under way in penn state university, this one specifically looking into how the university itself responded to the allegations of child sexual abuse by the football team's former defensive coordinator jerry sandusky. the allegations date back to the mid '90s, leading to the firing
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of the school's president and of course the head coach, joe pater paterno. at the helm of the investigation, a veteran lawman, louie freeh. the university is filled with serious new questions about its board of trustees. on monday the trustees tapped freeh to head its investigation. the investigation will go back as far as 1975. >> if our investigation identifies any additional victims of sexual crimes against or exploitation of children, we will immediately report this to law enforcement authorities. >> reporter: board member kenneth frazier said freeh will be empowered to follow the investigation wherever it leads. >> no someone above scrutiny.
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>> reporter: nbc learned a second out of town charity sent kids to the second mile from 1988 to 20012001. the group, a better chance, places minority children in high performance school and sent around 30 kids to the second mile but none stayed at sandusky's home. as for louie freeh's investigation, his investigative team will include former prosecutors, former u.s. attorneys and former investigators with experience covering cases that involve child sexual abuse and for this time, louie freeh made it clear there is no timetable for this investigation. >> peter alexander thank you for your reporting on this. now to our exclusive interview with the man who became very close with jerry sandusky as a child. he sat down with natalie morales. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, ann. for the first time we're hearing from a man actually mentored by the former penn state coach. frankie probst said he was not a victim of sexual abuse but
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decided to speak out to tell his side of the story including what did and did not happen as he spent much of his childhood in the company of sandusky. his name is frankie probst. he's now 24 years old, and a large part of his childhood was spent in the company of jerry sandusky. this scrapbook tells the story of the six years frankie probst was coached, mentored and befriended by a man 43 years his senior. sandusky put the book together, documenting an intense relationship that appears to border on obsession. there are personal messages and inspirational passages, and scores of photographs. their unusual bond began around 1997 with sandusky's charity for at risk kids, second mile. did he zero in on you or equally paying attention to all of the boys at the time? >> i guess he took a liking to me and then the relationship
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kind of grew to like have a farely figure. >> reporter: over the next few years, that fatherly figure took frankie on one outing after another, from penn state athletic events to overnight out of town trips to see nfl games, and on many other weekends during the football season, frankie says he would stay at sandusky's home, almost as a member of the family. did you guys shower together? >> after workouts, yes, but i'm used to getting a shower after athletic events anyway or working out. i looked at it, i'm getting a shower. >> reporter: was there any time he ever tried to touch you in a way that was inappropriate, touch your genitals? >> uh-uh. >> reporter: nothing? >> not that i recall. >> reporter: over time frankie began to feel ill at ease around sandusky. >> he did put his hand on your leg when he drove, but -- >> reporter: where on your leg. >> right above the knee. >> reporter: when he was driving, you should have two hands on the steering wheel and he would put his hands on your
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leg. >> um-hum. >> reporter: did that make you feel -- >> yeah, it started making me feel uncomfortable as i started to get older. i was like kind of like pushed away or whatever, you know, kind of pulled away. >> reporter: as frankie grew older he began avoiding sandusky, yet he says sandusky seemed to pursue him, even asking teachers to pull frankie out of class. >> it was just we kind of grew apart, he was getting clingy and wanting me to come over and stuff. >> reporter: you said "no, i can't see you, i want to hang out with my friends." what was his reaction? >> he would not get mad but upset and stuff. >> reporter: frankie says their relationship came to an end when he graduated from high school six years ago. frankie says he never told his parents or grandparents about his discomfort around sandusky. do you feel he was ever attracted to you? >> i don't think so. >> reporter: if he did these things to other young boys, is he a monster? >> i would say yes.
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>> reporter: you're not one of those boys? >> no. >> reporter: and probst stressed to me sandusky helped him through some tough times in his life but yobd that, he would not defend him in any way, even when sandusky kuld him to testify on his behalf two years ago, he did not want to talk. >> so difficult, so difficult. >> absolutely. >> natalie morales thank you so much. it is now 7:15. hugh grant took a starring role in the courtroom monday, called to testify at public hearings about alleged hacking by the british tabloid press. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london, she's got details on that. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. british prime minister david cameron called for this inquiry to investigate the ethics and practices of the british press, which you'll hear in a moment is that hugh grant is calling on the government to regulate the media as a whole. >> the tabloid press has had to
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steal british citizens privacy for their own profit, very often vulnerable citizens as a scandal. >> reporter: grant hurled a string of accusations against the british tabloids, lies, invasions of privacy, phone hacking. the paparazzi, grant says, have terrorized him and his girlfriends for years, including a woman grant admits he had a brief affair with and gave birth to his child this fall. >> they followed her around, a single pregnant woman, she was being tailed by paparazzi, with unin particular who frightened her a lot. >> reporter: grant says he tried to keep the birth a secret, but claims the "daily mail" illegally acquired leaked information from the hospital. >> "the daily mail" seemed to have all the information, the details of the hospital and the fake name, et cetera. >> reporter: in a statement the paper says it unequivocally
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denies it received information from a source at the hospital. grant also accused its sister tabloid "the mail" on sunday of phone hacking to get information on a story with his relationship with jemima kan in 2007. >> i cannot shi think of any conceivable source in "the mail" on sunday except the voice messages on my mobile and cell phone. >> reporter: in a statement "the mail" on sunday calls the allegations mendacious spears. they also heard from the parents of millie dowler. >> it clicked through on to her voice mail so i heard her voice and i was, it was just like, she's picked up her voice mail, she's alive! >> reporter: sadly, she was not but her parents' suffering triggered the initial firestorm that forced the "news of the
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world" to go under but now the practices of the entire british press are under fire. the testimony is going to continue all week, including appearances from other celebrities, the author of the harry potter books, j.k.rowling and actress sienna miller. >> stephanie gosk, thank you, appreciate it. let's get a check of the rest of the top stories. natalie is at the news desk. >> we begin in egypt where violent demonstrations enter a fourth day now protesters calling for a second revolution and a million man march on cairo's tahrir square. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is there with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. that million man march is certainly under way and while it's unclear they've reached that number, as you can see, there are tens of thousands of people here. just a short while ago they were moving a coffin through these crowds and behind me you can see someone has climbed up very draining russly to the top of a
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light post. there have been more clashes this morning and also egyptian television is broadcasting what it claims are the images of three american students, it says, were detained allegedly for taking part in these clashes, throwing molotov cocktails. the u.s. embassy says it's investigating. natalie? >> richard engel there in tahrir square, be careful there, richard, thank you. iran is blasting new u.s. sanctions as being propaganda with "no effect." on monday the obama administration announced new harsher measures aimed at pressuring tehran to drop its suspected nuclear weapons program. the chancellor at university of california davis linda katehi had to be escorted to way as she tried to apologize to demonstrators as students and faculty members shouted for her resignation. a new protest has popped up on
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campus as the campus police chief was put on administrative leave. president obama heads to new hampshire today. if cuts are not renewed the average family will pay an additional $1,000 in taxes each year. gop presidential hopeful michele bachmann stopped by "the late show with jimmy fallon" last night to play a word association game. >> romney. >> hair. no, just a minute. >> you can't say more than one word. you have another one? >> obama.resident. >> finished. >> whoa! perry. >> that's not one word. i've got to do three. governor, texas, i can't remember the other one. oops.
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>> and just in case you were wondering when fallon said bachmann "president" with no hesitation. 20 minutes past the hour. let's turn it over to matt, ann and al. >> mr. roker is in the hot seat the next couple of days. what are you going to do about it? >> i'm just going to tell you about it. as we look into the plains heavy showers and thunderstorms, talking about severe thunder and heavy rain, rainfall amounts generally about one to two inches, could be up to three as we get up into the northeast, in the pacific northwest, another big storm system getting itself together, mountain snows, anywhere from one to two, some places three inches of rain from seattle down into northern california. thgood morning.oing on in the we have some fog and light rained again. off and on showers are likely
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through this evening. >> and that's your latest weather. ann? coming up, where is michelle parker? police step up the search for a florida mother of three who vanished mysteriously following an appearance on "the people's court." we'll talk with her mother and brother, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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still ahead, martha stewart has us over to her house to prepare a thanksgiving feast. >> she made us work. she got you in the chicken coop, got me on a horse, that wasn't pretty and natalie, al as well. >> over the top, after your local news.
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. a new leg of the intercounty connector is now open. the 10-mile stretch it connecting prince george's and montgomery county is open to the public at 6:00 this morning. it will be free through december 4, but after that commuters will have to pay tolls. we posted the fees on our
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website, wbaltv.com. >> busy ride out there. dealing with closures on southbound 95 out of the tydings memorial bridge. we have a left lane now open. still some problems due to a tractor-trailer a fire in the area. exit havre de grace, get back on that route one to two in aberdeen. nine miles per hour on the west side. looking at a slow go on southbound 83 from york to mount carmel. you will find delays on the j.f.x. southbound. he's down i-70 just past 27, mount airy exit, accident on i- 70 eastbound. this is beyond the accident scene. heavy ride all the way down. if you are going to head out in the havre de grace region, 95 southbound is at a standstill of
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the tydings memorial bridge. it will take you all while to get back to aberdeen. >> we have a little bit of light rain to contend with this morning. most of it is just drizzle. that is enough to cause traffic problems. it will be with us off and on today. we will make it up to about 55 this afternoon. the rain could become heavy tonight and tomorrow morning. if you are flying out at b.w.i., it could be a problem. it will clear up on
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♪ when you lead, i will follow tuesday, november 22nd, 2011, a little chilly here in the heart of new york city. also some rain in the air, although it seems to have subsided for the time being. our crowd bundled up, ready to enjoy a live concert from the one and only carole king in our 8:30 hour. always good to have her here. a lot of people looking forward to a concert tomorrow, we have justin bieber in the house tomorrow, outside the house on the plaza if you're in the area, come on by. inside studio 1a i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. coming up the search intensifies for a florida mother
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of three after appearing on "the people's court." coming up her mother and brother speak out in a live interview. >> excited as we are about thanksgiving coming did you happen to know thanksgiving is also the peak day for house fires. it has a lot to do with how some people choose to cook their turkey. we'll explain and have a live demonstration to keep you safe. martha stewart welcomed ann, al, natalie and me into her home for a holiday feast and it is quite a home as you might imagine. she didn't warn us, though, we would have to work for our supper. we'll show you how that came out. >> we begin with the frantic search for a missing mother in florida. we'll talk to her mother and brother in a moment. lilia luciano has the story. >> reporter: day two and no sign
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of her. we're learning more about the woman's tumultuous relationship with her ex. >> this is the defendant, michelle parker. >> reporter: missing mom michelle parker confronting her ex-fiance on "the people's court." >> he gets malicious and vindictive and a mean person especially when he's been drinking. >> reporter: in a matter of hours, the mother of three and popular bartender disappeared, leaving friends and family desperate. >> fors first time in my life, i have been climbing under trains, i have been going through ditches and dumpsters, praying that she's not there. >> reporter: parker was last heard from thursday afternoon. her hummer suv was later found empty, in a neighborhood parkers family says she rarely, if ever, visited. >> he's suing for $5,000, the value of the ring. >> reporter: on "the people's court" dale smith, the father of parker's 3-year-old twins, had sued her over a $5,000
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engagement ring he says was lost. >> he said that he wanted his ring. so i took it off and i threw it at him. >> reporter: the judge ordered hadder to pay half the cost of the ring after parker revealed details of the couple's tumultuous relationship. >> i felt somebody grabbed me and yanked me around. he was holding on to me screaming at me. >> reporter: 2009 parker issued a restraining order against smith later dissolved by a judge. the family says they trust him. >> he's the last person to see her, cooperated fully with the police. they have all of his cell phones, his computers. he has allowed this emto search everything. >> reporter: nbc news tried to reach dale smith for comment but received no response. parker's mom tells us her daughter never wanted to go on the show, calling the experience "the most embarrassing" of her life. >> you're both complete idiots, please stop. >> she hated every second of that show, she was mu milliated by the judge. >> reporter: "the people's
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court" issued a statement saying "we are hoping for michelle's safe return." do you think your daughter is out there? >> yes a life. >> reporter: what do you want her to know? >> i love her. >> reporter: here in orlando efforts to find michelle include search dogs, people on atvs and horses as well as a $13,000 reward for anyone who can provide real tips to help find the missing mom. ann? >> lilia luciano, thank you so much. we are joined by michelle parker's mother and brother, yvonne stewart and dustin ericson. >> good morning. >> yvonne it was so hard to watch you on the tape, it's heartbreaking. what do you think has happened to your girl? >> i know in my heart of heart that she's been carjacked, the people saw an expensive car and girl who looks like she has money and i know they've made a mistake and i know that they
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want to fix this, and i forgive them. it's thanksgiving. she wants to come home to her babies. we want her home. just drop her off near a hospital, near a church, near a fire station. feed her, oh, god, please feed her and give her water, and bring her home. and i think that every woman in america needs to take a self-defense class, get a concealed weapon if you're able to. you know? this is so important. >> do you think that her appearance, michelle's appearance on "the people's court" has anything to do with this disappearance? >> absolutely. >> in what way? >> i think it has the ability for us to have the media coverage right now to help find her. i think it is purely coincidental. nobody even knew when that was going to air. we didn't even know it was on the air until somebody called us at my salon. thank god it did air because she's gone and now you guys are
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trying to help us find her. thank you so much. >> dustin, is there any chance that michelle felt terrible about people's, "the people's court" piece, so terrible she decided to run away? is there any chance of that, in your view, knowing your sister? >> no. there's no chance. >> not a one. >> no chance whatsoever. she's got three kids. i'm pretty sure that's a little bit more of a priority to her than being seen in public. >> do either of you know anything about michelle's ex-fiance, this young man, dale smith, that would raise a red flag about whether or not he's capable of hurting her, after she criticized him so publicly on this show? >> no. i mean, after all, i do believe the show was his idea in the first place. it had to be an option in his
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mind. i doubt that anything that malicious would happen just because the show aired that day. >> he's not a suspect or a person of interest, and i understand he's also right now caring for the children. so i guess the question, if you think this is a coincidence, yvonne, that she was on the show and she disappeared just hours afterwards, and you're appealing for her release f there's a possibility that she could hear this broadcast, what would be your message to her this morning? >> oh, that we are doing absolutely everything we can. i know she already knows that. she knows how much we love her. we are getting closer every second, every day that we haven't found her just makes me stronger and stronger that she's close by, and we're going to find you, baby girl. we're going to bring you home. >> and you feel that the police are doing enough, dustin, and yvonne, do they have enough happening, in your view, to help find your sister and your daughter?
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>> the only thing that frustrates me, and it's not with the police department, it's with our laws in general. i have really good information that she may be in a certain area, and i just can't go kick the door down and go in and get her. >> yvonne stewart and dustin ericson thank you for joining us. we want to give people a phone number if you have any information about this case you're being asked to call the orlando police department at 407-246-2916. now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: "today's weather" is brought to you by citibank. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >> and good morning, everybody. let's see what's happening for today. as we move into the holiday weekend, look at the temperatures, anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees above normal. atlanta 17 degrees above normal, memphi12, 77 in atlanta, 60 cincinnati, new orleans 81, record highs possible for much of the southeast.
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chilly conditions through the plains, upper mississippi valley, new england as well, out through the inner mountain regions. heavy rain in the pacific northwest with windy conditions, risk of strong storms, texas, up into ohio, winter storm watches northern new england, windy conditions in the western plains, sunshine from the southwest all the way up into the central plains. that's we >> good morning. off and on rain showers this morning. it will be rather cool with high temperatures in >> it's a big weather and travel holiday weekend. make sure i get your latest information, go to the weather
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create a fire, a flame over, pose a risk not only to your house but also to anybody who is nearby. it's happening more and more every year. as those deep turkey fryers become more popular, they also mean more serious accidents. more than 1,000 house fires etch year and serious injuries. >> i'm william schatner and i love fried turkey. >> reporter: william schatner, who suffered burns in a turkey fryer accident teamed up with state farm in a series of public safety ads, some kind of hokey, recreating his own accident. >> oh! what have i done? oh, ow, ow, ow! i've burned myself, almost burned my house down. it's a great taste but you got to be safe. >> reporter: the top safety tips for deep turkey fryers, thaw the turkey before you put it in the oil. if it's frozen the ice can cause
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hot bubbling oil to flash over. don't overfill the pot with oil before putting the turkey in. that can also cause a flash fire. turn the flame off before you put the turkey in, use the fryer outside, away from the house or porch, and keep the right kind of fryer extinguisher handy. underwriters laboratory has been warning about turkey fryers for years. >> another one of our safety concerns with deep fat turkey fryers is their lack of stability. watch how easy it is to tip it over. unintended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the home so having a turkey fryer is no different. >> reporter: i may have said boiling water, obviously i meant boiling oil. chief richard bowers is here from montgomery county fire rescue. what's the biggest risk for the turkey fryers this time of year? >> tom the biggest risk is people put the turkey fryers too close to a structure or they get
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too close themselves and get burned. we've had too many fires nationwide and too many people hurt. >> reporter: you're supposed to have a fire extinguisher nearby. >> the best to have is an abc or dry chemical extinguisher, takes care of any class of fire specifically this type of fire. >> reporter: don't mess with this stuff. >> no, sir. >> reporter: great turkey, tastes great but be safe. >> fry your turkey, not your house. >> reporter: thank you, chief. matt back to you. >> tom costello, thank you as well. just ahead, martha stewart puts us to work as we celebrate thanksgiving at her house. we did not fry the turkey, but first these messages. things yo. up here in maine, those things are cold weather and bean boots. ♪ and that's what makes them such a good gift. that and the fact that everybody wants warm feet for christmas. my name is jason valero,
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fairytale come true princess. everywhere we look, sparkling. so when princess catherine paid a secret visit to a grade school arts charity according to "the mail on sunday," decked out in jeans, boots and a beige-green sweater she seemed to have perplexed the schoolchildren who were maybe expecting something a little more like, yeah, this. "the mail online" quotes one anonymous parent -- >> some of the little ones were very confused saying things like she doesn't look like a princess. where is her dress? >> were they expecting someone to pop out with a wand, angel, disney wing snbs gos? good for her. >> reporter: perhaps more exciting would be harry. ♪ get your motor running >> reporter: living out his easy riding american dream. ♪ looking for adventure
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>> reporter: far away from proper princedom, when not in training he's speeding on a harley, shopping at walmart, hanging out with tattooed cocktail waitresses and partying in vegas. ♪ have a good time >> reporter: here he is not quite dressed to impress for a night on the town but his lady friend is, in what appears to be leather pants. harry's group of four guys and three girls and a cordoned off area of a trendy vegas nightclub stayed until 3:00 a.m. kate shouldn't worry about casual days out, because harry seems born to bring dressing down to a whole new level. >> i think for them it seems as normal as it can possibly be. >> all right. that was nbc's michelle kosinski. let's talk about what "today's professionals" are talking about. >> they'll weigh on things like turkey or stuffing and how old is too young to start working. but first your local news and weather. >> ooh.
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. time for a check of the morning commute. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> morning, everyone. excuse me, it is the finale at difficult start. -- it is definitely a difficult start. at havre de grace, we have a truck fire, taking up all left lane. pulaski highway is a much better bet. if you travel along kenwood ave at shady spring avenue at rosedale, closures due to a downed pole.
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at white marsh, delays in place at the outer loop north side. in other parts to j.f.x. from grnspring, out of the traffic very heavy due to accident approaching the shoulder. ramp 2 eastbound 100, another board. in annapolis, accident coming in. a live view of traffic. we will start at old court. it's very heavy traffic, of course. adding to that is the accident at liberty and the left shoulder. 95 at the tydings tomorrow, what a mess. it is almost at a standstill. that is the latest at traffic pulse 11. >> i am sure the weather is not helping. light rain, drizzle, and fog. heaviest stuff in the western suburbs. it will come through in waves. most of this will be light rain and drizzle. showers likely.
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at temperatures in the upper 40's and 50's. heavy rain possible tonight and tomorrow morning. thanksgiving looks dry. thanksgiving looks dry. coffee -- black, straight up. extra cream, three sugars. iced coffee french vanilla. for me. iced coffee with a turbo shot. i'm drinkin' dunkin'. i'm drinkin' dunkin'.
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♪ 8:00 now on a tuesday morning. it's november 22nd, 2011, and we're just 30 minutes from another one of our terrific thanksgiving concerts and apparently we're going to feel the earth move under our feet because that's right, this morning, grammy winning singer/songwriter carole king's turn. we're so excited about that. she is such an icon. >> you can add lots of other superlatives to that list. she's one-of-a-kind and nice enough to grace our stage a number of times over the years. happy to have her back. >> we're absolutely thrilled.
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tomorrow this place will have a case of bieber fever. justin bieber, one of the hottest stars on the planet, does his thing live on stage and we have a countdown clock, one day, 29 minutes and 54 seconds. >> a clock with bieber head on it, that's great. >> i like the hair. outside on the plaza i'm ann curry along with matt lauer and al roker. also coming up "today's professionals." >> donny, dr. nancy and star here, going to talk about a lot of things. you see the advertisements now, black friday, no longer starts on friday. a lot of stores opening thursday night, thanksgiving night. does that ruin the one day of the year we're supposed to set aside to be thankful, purely thankful? >> exactly. >> we'll talk about that with our pros. >> we all including natalie got to go to martha stewart's house to celebrate a little early thanksgiving and i tell you, it was amazing, did some horseback riding, made some cider.
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matt picked some eggs. it was fantastic. he picked some eggs. >> grows them on a tree. >> went into the egg field and picked some eggs. >> shoved some chickens aside and took the eggs. >> that's right. >> before we get to that, let's get a check of the news with natalie. >> good morning again, ann, matt and al and good morning, everyone. congress and president obama are trying to limit the damage after a bipartisan super committee failed to reach an agreement on cutting the national debt. today the president is challenging congress to extend a payroll tax cut that expires at the end of the year. democrats had hoped to include it in the larger deal. and republicans are vowing to shield the pentagon from the automatic budget cuts triggered by the super committee's failure. a man who was mentored by former penn state football coach jerry sandusky when he was 10 years old said sandusky was a father figure to him, took him on overnight trips to nfl games and he stayed overnight in his
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home but never molested him. frankie probst grew apart from sandusky after six years because the coach became clingy and made him uncomfortable, sometimes touching his leg while they were driving. sandusky is charged with molesting eight boys he met through his charity. the penn state board named former fbi director louie freeh to head its own investigation of the alleged sex abuse. actor hugh grant says the invasion of his privacy by the british tabloid press went beyond phone hacking. told a british judge monday he blames tabloid reporters to a leak of medical records and mysterious break-in at his london apartment after he was caught with a prostitute in hollywood. here is brian williams with a look at what's coming up on "nbc nightly news." brian? >> good morning, and thanks. coming up tonight on "nightly news," we hate to say that but we'll tell people what they should know about what thanksgiving dinner is going to cost them this year and why. we'll have that and more for you on "nightly news" tonight. for now natalie back to you.
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>> thank you, brian. for a look at what is trending today a roundup of what has you talking online. was it an offer he should have refused? director francis porcopola says he should have only made one "godfather" even though part two is called the best movie ever made. this youtube video is going viral, what two dough bows did with one bag of flour while their mom was in the bathroom. she says it looks like a snowman threw up all over her living room. nice cleanup. and bieber fever, already spreading through our plaza and who is the first person in line to see justice it in? it would be this mom, virginia -- holly wickline, founder of moms 4 bieber. she's apparently been camping out for days with her husband and two kids to nab a front row spot for the justin bieber
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concert on the plaza. hopefully she'll get to keep that spot where she is right now. >> thanks a lot, natalie. you think al has found some of our justin bieber fans in the audience waiting. >> this line on 48th street. when did you get here? >> yesterday at noon. >> where are you from? >> virginia. >> how many people are here with you? >> i have my whole family, it's me, my son and my daughter and my husband. >> and look at this line. we're not just one person. we've come down here we got a whole encampment here along 48th street, and what's amazing, there are whole families here. hi, how are you doing? some of the folks, pillows, look at this, they got chairs, they got a tent. where are you from? >> jersey. >> when did you get here? >> last night. >> who is here with you? >> my kids. >> how many kids you got in there? >> they love al roker. >> wow! that's bieber fever, ladies and gentlemen.s good morning.
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we have some fog and light rained again. off and on showers are likely through this evening. >> so there you have it. bieber fever in full bloom and it's only going to get bigger as we head into tomorrow. hi there. nice vest. i like that, very nice. ann? >> thank you so much. coming up we'll hear from "today's professionals" as we tackle the issues. meantime we have carole king fever. just one phillips' colon health probiotic cap a day
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'cause i'm like a savings ninja. ok... [ male announcer ] black friday's here. deals start thursday 10 pm. but we're open all day and night so you don't have to wait outside. the only place to go on black friday. walmart. ♪ we're back now, 8:10 with "today's professionals." star jones, donny deutsche and dr.ance? y snyderman are itching to weigh in on some of the latest headlines and trends. folks, good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. >> hey, matt. >> black friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year but no longer does it start on friday. a lot of retailers out there are advertising they're going to open their stores starting at like 10:00 thanksgiving night to
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get an early jump on the holiday season. given the economic times, is it fair or does it cross a line? >> you know, i'm so tired of people blaming the media for destroying things. guess what? >> this is the media's business. >> if you don't want to go to a store on thanksgiving don't go. by the way everything is supply and demand. if consumers didn't demand it we wouldn't do it. i'm so tired of the media causes destroying the holiday. don't go to the store. >> by 7:00 in the evening you're full and ready to do something. my family look at black friday as a fun event. my sister gets up at 5:00 a.m. with my cousins, they go out. >> i'm still in bed. >> you're in favor of this, you like this even if it starts on thanksgiving night, one day a year we set aside to just be thankful? >> not for nothing but by 10:00 at night, it's over. >> it's tasteless, and the reality is, absolutely tasteless because there's no way during the day you're not planning which aisle you're going to
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attack at 7:00, 8:00 or 9:00 at night. >> but you're doing it as a family. it's fun. >> you guys. >> just don't go. >> i understand that. >> donny is taking an overly simplistic thing on here. >> it took me a minute to get in. >> what about the people who have to staff the retail stores and have to leave their families because they've got to go work. >> guess what? i think of the millions unemployed a lot of people will be happy to work thanksgiving, unfortunately. >> i'm not a big fan of this. >> tasteless. something newt gingrich said at an appearance at harvard, it's a little long, bear with me. "you say somebody you shouldn't go to work before you're what, 14, 16 years of age, fine. you're totally poor. you're in a school that's failing with a teacher that's failing. i've tried for years to have a simple model. most of these schools ought to get rid of unionized janitors, have one master janitor, and pay local students to take care of the school. the kids would actually do work, they'd have cash, they'd have pride in the schools, they'd begin the process of rising."
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before i tell what you others are saying, what do you say? >> newt gingrich, i think what he forgot is, being a janitor is not a simple thing. it's chemicals, it's hvac. somehow having -- >> master janitor on staff, he says. >> master janitor. >> the bleach that you wash the floor with, i'm not sure that i want my kids working with. >> i happen to think there are times that newt gingrich is saying some very intelligent things and doesn't know -- >> not this time. >> -- but doesn't know when to stop. let's take the word "janitor" out of it. say to kids, this is your school, you're going to own it, we're going to clean up the classroom. >> take some pride. >> we're going to mop the floors and own it, there is an idea of learning how to clean a toilet, learning how to take care of the bathroom so it's not a big stye. if you poked your head in a high school bathroom there are things growing haven't been identified by scientists. i get it. but then he went too far. >> and it was an insult to the labor movement within the united states. >> i get that, i think that's
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right. >> it discounts what people bring to the table and for him to just suggest that a janitor is disposable in that way. >> demeans the position. that's the problem. >> it demeans the position. >> it's the end of the '50s mail. three-quarters of men feel it's not important for them to be the big breadwinner in their family. that it's okay if their wives or their partners earn more money than they do. is this long awaited enlightenment or a sign of economic times if. >> or not true. >> i think it's the biggest b.s. statement that we have heard on this show in terms of a survey, that men are really okay with their woman being the breadwinner. >> i'll tell you why right now, the point, the latter point that matt made, these times are so dire that i think a lot of men are, hey, wherever it comes from. having said that, i want to be the main breadwinner in my family, whether that makes me insecure or whatnot as a man but i think if we took the survey five years ago we would have had a different answer.
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>> go out and go to work, a man wants to be the one that works and if he wants to sit -- >> stop touching. >> if he wants to sit and chill, come on, that's not the man. >> if people were to be a stay at house husband or dad, a lot felt they'd have to give u some masculinity to do that. >> we still don't value the house husband, the housewife, the stay at home person, that person does not get a paycheck, my mother gets less social security money than my father, we don't value it. we value each other's paychecks and men are more fragile than they pretend they are and the reality is when a man doesn't make as much money as a woman it comes back to bite you. >> money is power. >> i got 45 seconds, let's get to the burning question of the week. which is more important to thanksgiving dinner, the turkey or the stuffing? >> white meat. >> turkey. >> stuffing, because there's turkey all year round.
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stuffing separates it. >> stuffing goes with the roast pork as well as the turkey. >> you get roast pork? >> my hebraen brethren do not have pork. >> that's why i'm not a jew. we do not have roast pork. >> donny is correct, don't have stuffing all year long. >> how do you bring judaism into thanksgiving? >> i don't know. >> he just did. >> and you know what, on that, happy thanksgiving to everyone. >> happy thanksgiving to you. get out there and start shopping on noon on thursday. other interesting topics to discuss, they'll be back in our next hour. coming up ned we're headed to martha stewart's house for thanksgiving dinner. right after these messages. ♪
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♪ you're singing with a broken string ♪ ♪ tell me what you really mean ♪ do you know what you want? ♪ while beating up on yesterday ♪ ♪ i was on my rollerblades, rolling on ♪ [ female announcer ] the newest member of the prius family has the space of a small suv. and more ways to connect to your world. the all-new prius v from toyota. more prius. more possibilities. ♪ do you know? she's the ultimate host and built an empire out of entertaining. martha stewart is without with "martha's entertaining: a year of celebrations." >> as a regular guest martha knows her way around studio 1a but this year she invited us to her house.
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♪ over the river and through the woods to martha's house we go ♪ it's a "today" show road trip making our way to martha stewart's house in bedford, new york. natalie, go push the button. look at this. >> martha must be watching. >> in the house with binoculars. >> are they here yet? >> martha's house is magnificent, more like a small village with 15 buildings spread across 153 acres. martha meets us at her favorite spot. where else? the stables. >> hi. >> hi, martha. happy thanksgiving. >> nice to have you all of you here. did you get lost? >> a little bit, only on the lower 40. >> everybody always gets lost. welcome to the place. what do you think? >> it's beautiful, martha, really is. when's dinner? >> i thought we could do a little farm work before dinner. matt's going to get eggs with me at the chicken coop. >> we're working for our supper?
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>> yes, you are. definite >> definily. >> we fly to the coop with a basket. >> a wealth of eggs in here. >> eureka, this one is still incredibly warm. >> wow. this is a good day, matt. >> i think we did very well. so in terms of the amount of work i've done to deserve dinner, where am i in the process? >> excellent. >> yeah? okay, great. good, let's put the others to work. >> okay, off we go. >> next we're off to the kitchen, but first we stop to pick up the others. >> what's the speed limit? >> well, like slow as you can go. >> look at this kitchen, martha, this is something! >> you've been preparing for us, haven't you? >> oh, boy, turkey day is the most fun day. would you like to stuff the turkey? >> yes, martha. >> you're being so dainty. >> sorry. >> just go in there, come on, ann. >> come on. >> i'm doing it. i'm doing it. >> can i just -- >> there you go. >> see that's how you do it. >> half a bottle of that wine
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into two sticks of melted butter. >> just put in the whole bottle, al, come on, it's us, the "today" show, come on. >> you want a little salt and pepper on there? >> yes, please. >> well done, matt. and cheese cloth, too? >> it holds the moisture in. >> pop in the oven. >> while the turkey cooks, martha shows ann how she escapes the holiday chaos. >> here we are, done. >> turn around, pull your right rein. >> pull my right rein, ahh, it works! it works! oh, my god. i can't -- >> a slow trot. >> i'm bouncing. whoa! i'm falling. thanks for putting up with me, dear. >> meanwhile, back in the kitchen -- >> how did ann get out of this? that's whey want to know. >> "i'm going horseback riding with martha, ooh, aren't i special"? >> there's a perfectly good shop
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down the street. with martha, nothing store bought as al finds out when she takes him to crank out homemade apple cider. >> this is an old-fashioned cider press. >> i've never made it. >> elbow grease, al. >> getting a little aerobic workout before you have your thanksgiving dinner. >> look at the cider. can is spectacular. it is spectacular. >> it's good. you know what would go good in this, a little bourbon. >> as it turns out that's natalie's job, making a cider bourbon cocktail. >> you use ice is in here, half a shaker of ice, a third of a cup of bourbon, two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and three-quarters of a cup of apple kricider. i want to see you shake. >> okay. >> tom cruise. >> i'll do my tom cruise. >> if this spills every way i'm not responsible. >> this way, this way.
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♪ shake it for me girl, shake it for me girl ♪ >> before we knew it, it was turkey time. >> so like magic, this is what the turkey looks like. >> it's almost a shame you're going to cut the turkey. how about a drink to decorate by? >> why don't we try. >> to martha. >> cheers. >> no, no, no to thanksgiving. >> to thanksgiving. >> you haven't seen the table yet. that was -- >> impressive! >> -- amazing. >> you look at the magazine, "martha stewart living" and think this stuff could never be real and could never live in real life and in her house it's in real life, from the fire to the table to the cornbread in the shape of a turkey. >> it was perfect. >> i like the car we drove up in. can i just say that? we got the 1989 -- >> no fuel injection, watch it. >> exhaust, still sick from it. >> barely had seat belts. >> much more, including carole king after this.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> let's get a final check on the morning commute with sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> still dealing with problems 95 in the south and direction. backup approaching the tydings memorial bridge just past havre de grace. truck fire still being cleared. you want to exit at havre de grace or take pulaski highway as your alternate. delays i-95 just south of the beltway. if you want to head out on the
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west side, looking at average speeds around 10 miles per hour. inner loop is filling up from reisterstown towards the j.f.x. eastbound i-70 at woodbine road, watch for an accident in there. let's give you a live view of traffic. here is what it looks like out there. earlier accident clear. delays now in place, unfortunately. tydings memorial bridge, southbound, backed up heading down to get past havre de grace. tony has a check on your forecast. >> obviously, the weather is not cooperating this tuesday. we have light rain showers out there. none of it is heavy at the present time. the rain will put up in intensity tonight and tomorrow morning.
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rainshowers around off and on. rain is likely tomorrow morning. clearing up in the afternoon. >> thank you for joining us. another update at 8:56.
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♪ i feel the earth move under my feet ♪ i feel the sky tumbling down ♪ 8:30 on a tuesday morning, 22nd day of november, 2011. we've had a couple of sprinkles here in the new york city area, but nothing too severe, as you can see, looks like all the umbrellas are down now, and we are ready for a concert from music royalty, carole king, who will be out on our plaza in just
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a couple of minutes. >> so exciting. >> yeah, part of a great week of music here. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, al roker and natalie morales. >> we're really excited about carole king. boy, in college, she gave us so much soulful music. >> the albums. >> by the way we check our justin bieber countdown clock, we've got 23 hours, 58 minutes and 51 seconds, because people are already camping out, we thought we'd let people know. anyway, what else is coming up? >> we've got carole king. >> we've got carole king fever! >> my favorite, everybody's favorite, stuffing. >> no question. >> and giada de laurentiis is here, going to show us how to make it four, not one but four different ways. plus some affordable holiday deals, jill martin is here with her amazing steals and deals once again, we've got everything from coats to totes and a whole lot more. >> all right. >> very important weather
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forecast, no the only for today's concert, tomorrow's concert and the thursday holiday. >> yes, i feel pressure. >> lots of pressure. >> i'm not worried about it. let's show you what's happening as far as our forecast, thanksgiving day, sunny up and down the east coast, breezy conditions out west from northern california into the pacific northwest, inner mountain region looking at snow. friday beautiful in the east, rain, texas up into the mid plains, more wet weather along the pacific northwest with mountain snows. saturday, the rain moves into the ohio and mississippi river valleys, east coast still looking good, mr.enty of sunshine out west, still hanging around the puget sound some showers. heavier rain on sunday there, rain moves into the gulf coast to the central great lakes. east coast looking good, sunny conditionsio >> good morning. off and on rain showers this morning. it will be rather cool with high
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temperatures in >> and don't forget you can get your weather any time of the day or night, go to the weather channel on cable. jim bell, stuffing? >> cornbread, sausage, jalapeno. >> let's find out from mr. stuffing himself, willard scott what he's going on. >> how sweet the holidays are, almost that time, the big old fat man with jolly smile. frances kazazia, in my hometown, alexandr alexandria, virginia, 105, likes
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horseback riding and has a delightful sense of humor, the combination is lethal. esther ash, good name, ocean city, new jersey, 103 years old, and enjoys making crafts and traveling and making others smile. isn't that something, so many people who are older love to travel. hank pretice of katey, texas, 102 years old, walked well over 230 miles, how about that, and he encourages his neighbors to go with him. anne thomson, bellevue, washington state, pretty, 102. anne has a beautiful smile, loves to stay active in politics. boy, this is her year. this one and next one. harvey helm of bend, oregon, is 100 years old, and loves music and playing the organ, always wanted to do that.
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someday i will. someday i will. vincent barr, sounds like an actor, this is vincent barr starring in the great role of "how wide the mississippi" and he is from westminster, colorado, 100 years old today. loves to fish and watch college basketball. he could do that at the same time. we wish him a happy birthday. that's it, that's all. now back to new york. >> all right, willard, thank you so much. coming up, gee jana de laurentiis shares four recipes for stuffing and also a legend performing on our plaza, carole king, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: "today's cooking school" is brought to you by hellmann's, build the perfect sandwich. >> back at 8:37 on "today's cooking school." some call it stuffing, others call it dressing, everyone agrees it's a thanksgiving favorite and "today" contributor and chef giada de laurentiis is
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here to teach us how to make it four different ways. welcome back. >> good morning. >> good morning. quick polling of the group, stuffing or dressing, what do you call it? >> stuffing. >> stuffing. >> stuffing. >> okay, in the bird or out of the bird? >> in the bird. >> out of the bird! >> okay, we're going to make a traditional stuffing right now. this has got ciabbata bread. what are the other ingredients? >> eggs, cheese and chestnuts, very italian and traditional. each has a little italian twist to it. garlic, thyme. >> carrots, onion and celery sauteing. >> the basics sauteing with butter, olive oil, parsley, rosemary, thyme and chestnuts. >> i'll stir that around. >> we've ground lemon and chitka. we add two eggs. >> can you do without the egg zpls. >> the eggs hold its shape so you've got to have the eggs. you can dump all of that in here.
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>> looks beautiful. >> it's great, and then, if it all fits, wite add chicken brot to keep it moist and toasted -- >> ciabata bread. >> great. matt wasn't sure how to say it. >> through the italian interpreter. >> it bakes at 400 degrees. the trick to making is cover with tin foil with butter, cook for 25 minutes. >> i've gone over my at the loed time. >> can a vegetarian stuffing be as flairful as one with meat? >> it can be. >> how so? >> roasted vegetables with butter you saute. i add leeks, they have an oniony but mild flavor. you can add onions. you have to add a lot of spices. >> apples, interesting to give it sweetness. spice for warmth, lemon zest and thyme. >> lots of thyme. >> so lots of fresh ingredients.
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>> giada, really nice. >> over here, ann, we've soaked dried cranberries, sweet, in a little bit of vegetable broth. you let them sit for a bit so they plump up, three eggs to hold it together and you put all of that in here, with some toasted sourdough bread. you can do any bread you want, and you mix it all together and pop it in here. you bake this, again, cover it with a little bit of tin foil for 25 minutes and take it off for another 15 and the last five minutes, i top with goat cheese. >> the pilgrims always work with goat cheese. i think that's really nice. >> adds an extra touch and beautiful color. all of these can be made the day of, today, actually, a couple of days before and bake them off before you eat. >> a lot of people going gluten free. >> i know it's not a sexy word to say gluten free but this is a gluten free stuffing.
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po portab portobello mushrooms, and onions, nice and chunky, gives it lots of flavor and then i cooked some wild and brown rice and you toss that in there and again you can find brown rice nowadays in a bag already cooked so you can cut all of these corners if you want to and a little bit of fresh thyme, fresh herbs are key and then a little bit of salt and pepper, saute this all together. this does not get baked. once you do it like this and flavor it all, you top it, i like to top it with hazelnuts and brakon. you can leave those two out if you want to. at this point, saute it a couple of minutes and you're done. reheat it the day of. >> so i have rafi's turkey sausage. who is rafi? >> my big inspiration in cooking. >> this is your favorite? >> actually the one i made with matt is my favorite. >> oh! >> don't get me started. >> it's her favorite, ooh. >> this is my aunt's favorite and a lot of my family. it's a departicipate. she makes this one on thanksgiving and i make mine and
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we see whose goes first. it's a competition. >> a little family feud. >> it's a little healthier and turkey day so we figured we'd stick with it. red pepper, she likes kick, spicy. parmesan cheese. >> dump the whole thing? >> dump it all in here and chestnuts, because they're very italian, cornbread, because she likes the cornbread thing. >> i do, too. >> dump it all in -- >> i like ray's recipe better i might add. >> saute lightly with white wine. my aunt is really into the white wine. >> so are we. >> chicken broth. >> okay. >> and you toss it all together with the cornbread, and again you bake it in the oven, 400 degrees, covered with a little bit of tin foil with but thor to keep it moist and take it off. >> could you put this in the turkey? >> you could put any of these in the turkey. >> is there a way when you put this emin the could haven to
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keep them from drying out? you want to make sure they're moist. >> correct. if you make this today and leave it in the fridge, what you do the day of is add a little bit of chicken broth and in your instance you'd do vegetable broth, add chicken broth to keep it moist and throw it in the oven. >> delicious. >> in raffy's instance, pour more white wine over the top. >> you know my aunt rafy or what? >> giada thank you so much. happy thanksgiving. appreciate it. say hello to your family. >> she's got cooking to do back home. >> for more head to today.com and click on "food." up next, carole king live in concert. first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ [ female announcer ] have you ever seen a glacier while sunbathing? why not? have you ever climbed a rock wall in the middle of the ocean? or tried something really wild? why not? it's all possible in the nation of why not. royal caribbean's floating nation. where you are free to do anything you want.
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>> she has written many songs we love and know, and we're pleased to welcome her back to our stage. ladies and gentlemen, the one, the only, carole king! ♪ ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet ♪ ♪ i feel the sky tumbling down ♪ i feel my heart start to trembling whenever you're around ♪ ♪ oh baby, when i see your face mellow as the month of may ♪ ♪ oh, darling, i can't stand it when you look at me that way ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet, i feel the sky tumbling down ♪ ♪ i feel my heart start to
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trembling whenever you're aro d arouaroun around ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ ♪ ♪ oh, darling, when you are near me and you tenderly call my name ♪ ♪ call my name ♪ i know that my emotions are something i just can't tame ♪ ♪ i've just got to have you
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baby ♪ aah, aah, aah, aah, yeah, yeah ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet, i feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down ♪ ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet, i feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down ♪ ♪ i just lose control down to my very soul ♪ ♪ i get hot and cold, whoa, all over ♪ all over, all over, yeah ♪ ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet, i feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down ♪ ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet, i feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down ♪ ♪ tumbling down, tumbling down,
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tumbling down, tumbling down ♪ ♪ whoa, yeah >> bravo! now, that's some music. carole king has much more for us, but first, this is "today" on nbc. baby, now
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it's too late, though we really did try to make it ♪ >> she is a legend, written hundreds of songs recorded by thousands of artists. her 1971 album "tapestry" is still considered one of the greatest albums of all times. she's now out with her first holiday album called "a holiday carole" and she joins us again on our concert stage. carole king, good morning. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> you no he what? you were here to say good-bye to meredith. you and james taylor toured in 2010, you came by and did a concert on this stage, and so it's appropriate you're here during thanksgiving week because we consider you part of our family. that may be a bad thing for you. >> no, no, no, i'm happy to be. i'm glad you didn't consider me a turkey. >> not at all. you're part of the family. why did you wait so long to do a holiday album? >> i don't know.
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once i did it, it was really fun. my daughter, louise gothan, produced it. she's the one who nudged me. >> wrote some of the songs, does backup vocals as well. >> yes. >> what is it like as a family affair? >> it was like butter. it was such a pleasure to work with her. >> is there pressure on a holiday album, like trying to make a movie and recreate "it's a wonderful life"? people have such strong emoti emotional connections to the holidays. >> i thought it would be a challenge but it wasn't. it all just came so easily, and even "have yourself a merry little christmas" is one of the songs and just doing that, it came out me somehow different, you know, than anybody else's, and today we're doing one called "every day will be like a holiday," which is homage to william bell and booker t. jones, who wrote it. >> is there a gold standard, in your opinion? do you have a holiday album by another artist the one you pop in every year at this time? >> there are several. i think i just mix them, i mix
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them up. >> good play list. >> yes. >> it's nice to have you back. are you going to play right now? >> i'm going to play "every day will be like a holiday." i'm going to sing. this fine band is going to play. yay band! >> ladies and gentlemen, carole king. ♪ ♪ every day will be like a holiday when my baby, when my baby comes home ♪ sing with me, al. ♪ now he's been gone for such a long time, ever since he's been gone he's been on my mind ♪
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♪ i got a letter today just about noon, he said, don't worry, baby, i will be home soon ♪ ♪ and every day will be like a holiday when my baby, when my baby comes home ♪ ♪ i'll never have to worry about sitting by the phone ♪ ♪ when he gets here, you know i will never be alone ♪ ♪ you know, when he gets here, it's gonna be sometime today, and i know when he gets here ♪ ♪ he will never ever go away
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♪ cause every day, yeah, will be like a holiday when my baby, when my baby comes home ♪ ♪ every day will be like a holiday when my baby, when my baby comes home ♪ ♪ when my baby home, whoa ♪ every day, every day, every day will be, oh, yeah ♪
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feel like a holiday ♪ ♪ when my baby comes home >> tomorrow, justin bieber live on "today," the toyota thanksgiving concert series, kick off your holiday with us. >> that young lady will never be >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. more trouble for the baltimore grand prix. the state is threatening to seize assets of the baltimore racing development co. to get nearly $600,000 in unpaid taxes. the maryland comptroller's
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office says they have filed a lien. organizers at
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>> obviously, we have rain to contend with this tuesday. it will be off and on a light rain showers. there will be areas of fog as well. rain is likely tonight and tomorrow morning. >> we will have another weather update at 9:25.
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