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good morning. breaking news. a charter plane crashes in colombia. 81 people on board, including a professional soccer team. this morning, five survivors pulled from the wreckage. wildfires raging out of control in the great smokey mountains. mandatory evacuations ordered in two resort towns. flames now at the edge of the famous dollywood resort, and this nearby hotel where guests appear to be trapped inside. officials believe arson is to blame. we'll be there live with the latest. is he a terrorist? new images emerge of the man behind the attack at ohio state university. >> there's a guy crashed his car
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suspect shot and killed by police. this morning, the chilling message he left on facebook as investigators search for a motive. and palace intrigue. is today the day trump ends the very public deliberation over who will be his secretary of state? is it disgraced former general david petraeus, rudy giuliani still in the mix? mitt romney, in or out? and has this top aide to trump gone rogue with her criticisms or is it all smiles in trump >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it is a tuesday morning and it is a busy one. we've got some breaking news to get to. a plane carrying a brazilian soccer team crashing overnight
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people on board survived but any further rescue operations have been suspended because of torrential rains in the area. >> reporter: the plane is a british aerospace 146. it went down on approach carrying this brazilian soccer team that had been living a dream this soccer season. this morning authorities say it may have run out of foul or had been experiencing an electrical problem of some s j it crashed. >> reporter: the mayor of medellin calls it a tragedy of huge proportions. a plane crashed just before 10:00 on approach to colombia. authorities say a handful of people appear to have survived. that includes one soccer player rushed to the hospital with severe injuries. pictures show twisted metal
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hampered by torrential rain and fierce storms and this morning they were temporarily suspended. shows the plane circling medellin repeatedly before going down. one witness said the only way to reach the plane was to drive a 4x4 backwards in a muddy track. the charter plane flying from bolivia circled the airport many times. pilot told the control tower of elec a facebook video on the team's site shows an excited team before the flight preparing to play in the first leg of a final match in an important south american club competition. but play has now been suspended. at least 15 journalists also reportedly traveling on the charter plane. this is a fairy tale success story. they reached the top flight of brazil's soccer league in 2014 and despite being underdogs, they made the big time after
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wilderness. in that facebook page the team has released a statement saying, may god accompany our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests traveling with our delegation. savannah, back to you. >> tom costello, thank you. we are following another major story this morning. multiple wildfires sweeping through the smokey mountains in tennessee. thousands were ordered to leave their homes overnight. flames are now threatening the famous doll brandon bates is in gatlinburg with the very latest. >> reporter: thank you. communities in pigeon forge and gatlinburg under a mandatory evacuation order this morning because 30 homes and businesses have been burned to the ground by this fire. officials are believing this may be a case of arson. >> oh, my god, it's so hot. >> reporter: overnight, desperate attempts to escape a massive wildfire sweeping across
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pigeon forge, tennessee. residents thankful to make it out of their homes alive. >> they let me go back in just for a few minutes to get my animals out, to get them safe. we are all safe now. and my son. so we fine. >> reporter: while terrified guests were trapped inside of a hilton hotel surrounded by flames, the fire too close and too dangerous for them to leave. these pictures taken by an employee of the hotel showing the fire burning local officials say 30 structures were devoured by the flames, including an apartment complex. more than 500 acres burning in the small town, several roads through great smokey mountains national park have been closed. officials say 70-mile-an-hour wind gusts fueled the out-of-control fires near several popular tourist defendant nations, including dollywood, the area's largest theme park. days ago country music legend dolly parton releasing this
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>> please help firefighters avoid wildfires. >> reporter: parton asking fans to help protect the great smokey mountains by observing burn bans and reporting fires whenever they see them. a spokesperson for dollywood says so far no structures inside the theme park have been damaged but staff and dozens of guests were evacuated from the resort as a precaution. national park employees evacuated from the area, too. >> i've been in federal service for 25 years and nothing we've experienced has prepared us for the last 24 hours. >> brandon bates reporting. al, what's the condition going to look like down there? >> well, it's double-edged sword.gotten rain. the first appreciatable rain for some areas in two months. the bad news is ahead of this front, we've got some pretty strong winds that are firing up and they're going to continue.
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quickly, the bad news is behind this we've got showers and thunderstorms. but the big problem, southwesterly winds sustained 10 to 20 miles per hour. but they'll be gusting at 25 to 30, and so that's going to fan those flames. unfortunately, some over 50,000 acres are still on fire and no relief in sight from this. they're really not going to get much help from that rain. we are learning more this morning, by the way, about the man behind the chilling attack that injured state university. the question facing investigators this morning -- was this an act of terrorism? nbc's stephanie gosk has the latest for us. steph, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. classes are set to resume here, but it is going to be a struggle for this campus to get back to normal. students have just returned from the thanksgiving holiday ready for that final push of the semester when some found themselves running for their lives. their attacker, police say, a fellow student who was using his
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weapons. abdul razak ali artan. on monday nearing the end of his first semester at ohio state, police say he launched a deliberate attack on his classmates. calls poured in to 911. >> i think it is some type of terror attack. there was a guy doing it consciously. >> reporter: sho attack, campus surveillance cameras captured the suspect alone driving a relative's car. moments later, authorities say, artan jumped a curb crashing into unsuspecting faculty and students. that's when police say he got out of the car with a butcher knife. an osu police officer shot and killed artan at the scene.
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members were injured. >> it's not real. you go numb. >> reporter: law enforcement officials say they are still far from determining a motive but have not ruled out terrorism. authorities say artan allegedly left behind a message on his facebook page, attacks on muslims around the world led to a boiling point, it read. "i can't take it anymore." the post also mentions the controversial american cleric anwar al awlaki killed by a u.s. drone in yemen in 2011. law enforcement officials say with his family to pakistan in 2007. he came to the u.s. through jfk airport in 2014. he was a lawful, permanent u.s. resident. the osu student newspaper interviewed artan on his first day of classes, quoting him, "if people look at me, a muslim praying, i don't know what they're going to think, what's going to happen. but i don't blame them. it is the media that puts the picture in their heads." overnight, law enforcement searched artan's last known
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the investigation only just beginning. investigators will be looking to see if there was anyone who gave him any help or perhaps direction from overseas. but they also emphasize that they are looking at his personal life to see if there was any kind of trigger that led him to do this. savannah? >> stephanie gosk, thank you. nbc news analyst juan zarati served as national deputy security advisor for combating terrorism during the george w. bush administration. juan, good to see >> people are asking, was this terrorism. let me just go through some of the boxes this guy checks off. he goes on facebook, expresses his anger over the way muslims are treated around the world, vows revenge. he mentions anwar al awlaki, the controversial american-born cleric with close ties to al qaeda. then he carries out an attack following what seems to be the playbook of isis. is it terrorism? >> well, it starts to check all the boxes, as you say, matt.
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the sense of grievance and the narrative that al qaeda and isis has tried to inspire in. lone wolf attackers and those that follow their movement. the reference to anwar awlaki is significant because we've seen in awlaki's digital afterlife and influence over many of those who have been radicalized in the west. certainly the methodology here tracks with what isis and al qaeda have been calling for, which are simple attacks, the use of cars, the use of weapons like butcher frankly, it looks like the attack in 2013 of the killing of a soldier in london where he was run over, then decapitated with a butcher knife. and so this begins to look like the hallmarks of an al qaeda/isis inspired attack, at least an investigator is going to look to see if there are any connections to overseas direction. >> that was my question, juan. because just because it does have the look of a lone wolf attack in the sense that in some
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direction from syria or from somewhere else. is that correct? >> that's right, savannah. i think one of the things that investigators not just in the united states but in europe have seen in recent cases is that even these apparent lone wolf attacks -- that's a bit of a misnomer -- are not only inspired by isis or al qaeda, but often have a handler or direction coming out of places like raqqa in syria or even mosul in iraq. some cases where individuals are actually person tr directly from these foreign handlers. so authorities are going to be looking very carefully to his communications, his network and are going to be very careful to draw any assumptions about whether or not he was acting alone or was being directed by isis. >> juan, thank you very much. >> my pleasure. thank you. meantime, we'll talk politics. this could be a big day at trump tower. the president-elect expected to may more cabinet announcements. also on his agenda today, a second face to face with mitt
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nbc's hallie jackson is over at trump tower following developments. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hey there, savannah, good morning to you. already it's been a busy morning for the trekt making official a new top post in his administration. he is setting up a business day at trump tower with more interviews, including one for mitt romney for other big cabinet positions. all of it follows a busy night for him, at least on twitter, where he took aim at those debunking his unsubstantiated claims of today, a new name for the new cabinet. the person pick to head health & human services, congress tom price. the georgia republican who literally wrote the bill to roll back the affordable care act. >> repealing and replacing obamacare. >> reporter: price, an orthopedic surgeon from the atlanta suburbs, the latest trump pick, according to a high level source familiar with the decision. with drama now building over
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secretary of state. mitt romney's set to visit new york today for a second round of talks with the president-elect. after meeting donald trump before thanksgiving, despite months of railing against him nomination. >> do you still think is he a conartist, sir? had. >> reporter: romney never answering that question. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. >> reporter: his attacks earlier this year had one of trump's top aides publicly putting romney down. >> we don't even know if he voted for donald trump. >> reporter: kellyanne conway overnight posting with the president-elect, a clear rebuke to reports suggesting trump was upset with her remarks about romney. also expected at trump tower today -- tennessee senator bob corker who has not openly campaigned for the top state department job, unlike long-time loyalist rudy giuliani, considered by some in trump's inner circle a front-runner for the post. a new contender also interviewing with the president-elect -- retired general david petraeus. >> very good conversation.
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the former cia chief raising eyebrows given he pled guilty to mishandling classified information. trump, who repeatedly attacked hillary clinton after the fbi's investigation into her handling of the classified info, tweeted, he's impressed by petraeus. also overnight, tweeting new hits on the media for pointing to scant evidence of the voter fraud he claims, allegations debunked by fact checkers and denied by elect >> if you have evidence, if you have proof, bring it forward. and if you don't, then to allege it is very, very irresponsible. >> reporter: the president-elect and his team have also been speaking out against a recount initiated by the green party in wisconsin with today being the deadline for that matter to pay the $3.5 million expense for the recount in that state. all of it as the party, led by jill stein, backs a recount
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with the deadline there tomorrow. matt? savannah? >> hallie jackson at trump tower, thank you. schools and government offices in cuba will be closed for a second day as the country honors former president fidel castro who died friday at the age of 90. hundreds of thousands of cubans gathered monday at revolution square in havana to pay respects to the late revolutionary leader. following castro's death, cuba declared nine days of national mourning. there is a memorial service in havana tonight and three-day procession across that country. back here at home, the fbi is investigating a bizarre incident that happened at houston's airport. a passenger jumped out of a plane that had just landed. the united airlines flight from new orleans was on the tarmac waiting to taxi to a gate when a woman opened the emergency exit door and jumped out. in this surveillance video, you can actually see her. yeah. there she is. running away from the plane toward the terminal.
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authorities boarded the plane with a bomb sniffing dog as a precaution and just this morning nbc news has learned she will not be charged. she's at a psychiatric hospital for ovevaluation. >> being imagine on that plane when that happened? >> some scary moments. >> let's bring back al for another look at the weather. >> we had an area yesterday down through the gulf coast where some severe weather. that area's a little juiced up, and it is back again. a strong line of storms moving from atlanta down into the panhandle of so we have another enhanced risk from tupelo all the way down into central louisiana. 14 million people under risk for severe weather. a few tornadoes possible with this storm. rainfall amounts, beneficial rain. though it won't get rid of the drought but we are talking about anywhere from one to three inches of rain stretching from new orleans almost all the way up to washington, d.c. by the next 72 hours. we're going to get to your loc
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weather. >> all right, al. thank you. coming up -- the california mother found badly beaten three weeks after she was abducted. she was set to speak with investigators today. we're live with some new developments in that case. and america's chernobyl. is this the most toxic place in america?
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good morning. a beautiful start to a breezy and warm tuesday. beautiful look from the hula bay restaurant in tampa where the temperature is at 67 degr on this afternoon. you notice the increase in mugginess. 69 at the airport. 66 bradenton and st. pete. 64 down in venice. later on this afternoon, breezy and warm. muggy with a high temperature of 83. a few degrees shy of a record high today. tonight partly cloudy. staying mild. lows in the upper 60s. next best chance for showers comes with a cold front on
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headlines this morning. we do have breaking news. the cause of an overnight plane crash in colombia is under investigation. it went down on approach to the international airport in medellin, colombia, killing 76 of the 81 people on yoboard. officials are trying to determine a motive for monday's attack at ohio state university that injured 11 people. the suspect a crowd, then stabbed several people with a butcher knife before he was shot and killed by campus police. he was a somali refugee who came to the u.s. in 2014. shortly before the attack he ren referenced lone wolf attacks as he was reaching a boiling point. sign cyber monday will go ds
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narrowly topping black friday sales. top sellers included lego sets, video game consoles, and televisions. also this morning, there are new developments in that mysterious abduction of a california mother who was found alive but badly beaten more than three weeks after she vanished. the victim now set to speak to investigators as they search for suspects. nbc's gadi schwartz is in redding, california with more. >> reporter: good morning. yesterday speaking with sherri papini. investigators are convinced more than ever that she was kidnapped. >> it is important we determine why they chose mrs. papini. >> reporter: in redding, california, the hunt for two kidnappers is priority number one. >> we don't know what their motive was to abduct her.
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>> reporter: for sherri papini, it has been five days of recovering and reuniting with family. now she is expected to begin the long process of telling detectives everything she remembers about her abductors. so far they have only been described by investigators as hispanic women with a gun. detectives have been working non-stop following up on hundreds of tips. >> it's been a full-court press from day one, including a ground search, being looking at phone records, looking at her of the reported as a missing persons event. >> reporter: the mother of two was chained, beaten and left on the side of a california highway 150 miles from her home after going missing for more than three weeks. we learned that she was released by her captor. she was bound with restraints but was able to summon from a passing -- help from a passing motorist. >> reporter: now that papini is
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tried to help find her. the mayor says papini called her to thank him for her support. >> they were both very thankful. i'm sure feeling relieved it was over. now the healing begins. >> reporter: but the mayor is one of the few to have personally spoken to papini since her return. >> we are overwhelmed with joy of how supportive everyone has been to help bring us together as a family again. >> reporter: her sister has asked for privacy for the family offering no details. while ari questioning what really happened. >> people are entitled to their opinion. but they don't know the facts of the case and what we know within our investigation. so other than that, it's just pure speculation and their opinion. >> reporter: in the meantime, the sheriff is encouraging people to be patient and be vigilant. they are planning to interview sherri papini again a little bit later today. matt and savannah. >> gadi schwartz, thank you. we will shift gears and head
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forecast. >> yes, there is. maybe on into wednesday for the tree lighting. but we will look at that in just a moment. we do have showers and thunderstorms now firing up from west virginia all the way into the northeast. some snow as you get into northern new england. this front pushing through. some of this rain is going to be heavy at times. could be looking at some flooding stretching from new england all the way down to washington, d.c. three inches. we could be looking from boston all the way down to d.c. two to four inches of rain in spots. if you can take the train, do it. flights may be a bit of a problem. look at this, also. we've got some heavy snow and wind back through the plains.
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>> don't forget, check out your forecast when you need it, go to the weather channel on cable. >> all right, al, thank you very much. coming up next, ronan investigation exposing what could be the most toxic place in ? ? ? i want a hippopotamus for christmas ? ? only a hippopotamus will do ? at the united states postal service, we deliver more online purchases to homes than anyone else in the country. and more hippopotamuses, too.
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reas . for tho story we headed to a facility experts have called the most toxic place in america, an underground chernobyl waiting to happen. american government is spending $2 billion taxpayer dollars a year but a lot of lives are in the balance. >> i wake up. >> reporter: seth says he's never smoked but has severe lung disease usually caused by smoking. annatele of four win hours began to experience symptoms. >> i started having breathing problems and it hasn't gone away since. >> reporter: 70 years ago the site produced plutonium for america's nuclear arsenal. today it is run by the department of energy through its contractor, washington river protection solutions, operating a $110 billion clean-up set to
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tanks like the ones behind me. they're underground but they are leaking. there is a vapor leak just today not far from here. vapors containing toxic and radioactive chemicals known to cause cancer, brain and lung damage. this year alone, 61 workers have been exposed. >> i've evaluated 29 people at hanford. symptoms range from respiratory to cognitive. some of the worst cases of dementia that i've seen in young pe, think is caused by the exposure they had at hanford. >> reporter: we put out a call for current and former workers who believe they were exposed. we could only fit 11 in our interview. diana's story is all too common. >> i have shaking on the right side of my body and dementia. >> i've been diagnosed with some pretty bad nerve damage. sometimes the pain gets so great i just pass out.
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can't breathe. can't do stuff with my family. >> can't do stuff with your family. >> nope. the part was showing up for work out there and get iting paid because they didn't tell us with be they weren't forthright if sharing what they know. >> reporter: what the department of energy knows is 24 years' worth of expert studies, 19 of them commissioned by the department itself, documenting safety problems at the site. finding a causal link between vapor exposure and lung and brain damage and criticizing safety practices that gave workers no warning. did the department of energy or the contractor tell you the readings for harmful materials were safe? >> yes. >> over and over. we were told daily that it is safe. there's nothing to worry about. >> how does it make you feel that they told you it was safe? >> they're a bunch of liars. >> reporter: many of the reports recommend workers wear air tanks
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required. >> how often was it up to you to decide whether you were wearing full protective gear? >> almost never. they wouldn't let you have it. >> reporter: the hanford challenge, a local watchdog group, says that at least three deaths have a documented link to exposure at hanford. some washington state officials are now intervening. >> the federal government has known about it. the fact that they've not doing anything so far is an absolute scandal. >> reporter: the lieutenant governor has pledged to investigate. >> you only to our workers but the water supply, it is like a stephen king novel. this is something everyone in the country should be thinking about. >> they've known for decades, year after year, report after report. >> reporter: attorney general bob ferguson is taking an even more unusual step, suing the federal government. why haven't they acted? >> to me it is unforgiunforgiva. they have to live with themselves about that. how many more workers have to be sick before they do something? that's my question. i really want to know.
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site is highly restricted by the department of energy granted us rare access and an interview with the senior official, mark whitney. >> all the workers to date referred for medical evaluation have been returned to work. >> we have spoken to workers that have not returned to work that are seriously, even terminally ill. is it the department of energy's position that these illnesses are not related to the exposures? >> i wish we had a more complete understanding of those circumstances. but a lot of effort has gone in to the last couple years to strengthening our efforts potential vapor exposure issue. >> this is a medical assessment of a woman named diana. when they say that her serious possibly even terminal illnesses are a direct result of exposure here at hanford, what do you say to that? >> well, again, i am not a medical professional and can't provide a qualified medical opinion. >> reporter: whitney says this year the department of energy invested $50 million in air monitoring.
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tanks what readings he was getting. >> i'm sorry, but i'm not allowed to say. >> you're not allowed to say what's in the air? >> no. >> you can't tell me how is the air here different from the air outside? >> not really. >> reporter: whitney told me the department's measurements have always been within occupational exposure limits. we have documents showing internal readings by the department of energy 2009, mercury 473% above occupational limits. ammonia, 1,800% above why were workers not told? >> i'm not aware of what workers were told or not or those readings. potentially those measurements were taken at the top of a 20 or 40-foot stack where workers would not be. >> reporter: but the department's own study found workers at that distance are at risk. >> it is about money! it costs money to keep them safer. >> reporter: king five chief investigator reporter susanna frame says the danger goes beyond the workers like the risk a tank could xloed and
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country, that is needed so that we don't have a nuclear disaster. you should care about hanford. >> nobody wants to hear us. they just want to scoop it under the rug. >> our lives don't matter. our health does not matter. we are simply a business decision. >> the thing that bothers me is that there are still people out there that are walking around taking these exposures. >> so the contractor running this site did reach an agreement with the unions to tanks to all workers for now. but experts say that doesn't solve the broader problems. it is impossible to know exactly how many people have gotten sick or died as a result of exposure at hanford, but we know the department of labor has put that number at about 11,000. 11,000, you guys. >> she said it is all about money. what kind of money is it going to take to make that place safe as they continue to try to clean it up? >> it slows down work to have them wearing heavy protective gear and expert after expert tells me that's something that the contractor just doesn't want
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and switch to verizon. still to come, natalie portman will join us. she covered gifts for women on monday. now jill is back with walgreens presents, a holiday mini miracle. hey! hey! ? this is for you. ? getting the gift you almost kept for yourself, now that's a holiday mini miracle. and it is easy to create your own at walgreens, with 50% off the gifts of the week just around the corner.
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that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. i tried hard to quit smoking. but when we brought our daughter home, that was it. now i have nicoderm cq. the nicoderm cq patch with unique extended release technology helps prevent your urge to smoke all day. it's the best thing that ever happened to me.
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good morning. beautiful start to the tuesday.
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a mild start to what will be warm and muggy afternoon. temperature right now in the upper 60s. northwest wind. that will be shifting to the south, southeast. that adds the extra the mugginess to the air in the second part of the day. 67 in bradenton, st. pete. 64 right now in venice. heading into the afternoon hours, expect breezy and warm temperatures around 83 degrees. almost ten above average and a few shy of the record. mild tonight with lows in the upper 60s. best rain chance this week is thursday with a cold front. getting started in pinellas county, slow 275 northbound from downtown through 54th avenue north due to an accident. crash in clearwater, u.s. 19 at republic, you will be slow backed up to the dunedin area. stop and go there.
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heavy inbound to tampa. earlier reported crash here on memorial adding to the typical delays. you are backed up beyond waters avenue this morning. 275 in tampa is accident free but it's heavy from south of fletcher in through hillsborough avenue. 75 southbound from south of bruce b. downs to i-4 slow there. westbound i-4 from mlk into
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coming up -- growing threat. fast-moving wildfires sweep across tennessee scorching dozens of buildings mandatory evacuations and leaving thousands of tourists at the nearby dolly resort in danger. plus, becoming jackie. >> i will walk with jack tomorrow. but only if necessary. >> academy award winner natalie portman is here to talk about her new film and the oscar buzz surrounding her emotional performance. and the girls are back. >> did we order chinese, greek and italian food last night? >> and hot dogs. >> last night is a blur.
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girls" stop by to talk about what they're up to after all these years, "today," tuesday, november 29th, 2016. happy tuesday! >> all the way from lubbock, texas to make her dream come true! woo! >> girls trip from arkansas! >> and colorado! woo! >> good morning to our kids back in indianapolis! >> hi, dallas, texas! >> celebrating our 50th anniversary on "today"! woo! good morning, everybody. it is 8:00 on "today." it is tuesday, november 29th. and we are seeing a little bit
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hello to everybody out here on rockefeller plaza. smiles are big. we're going to light that tree behind us tomorrow night. and it is going to rain hard. >> if it would only stay warm like this because it is really nice out. >> i have a feeling there may be a window of us to be able to get the tree lit. >> really! that's what i'm going with. as we mentioned, natalie portman is here. we are excited about this. she is going to talk about starring as one of the most century, jackie in the movie "jackie." >> incredible performance. it was ladies first, but this morning it is all about the guys. our pal, jill martin, is back with a new batch of "steals and deals" to help you find the perfect affordable holiday gift. we have a lot to get to this morning. let's start with "the news at 8." i'm stephanie gosk live at ohio state university where you can see students returning to
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campus was under attack and on lockdown. authorities say a student plowed into fellow students, faculty and staff. this morning we have new details about the suspect's past, as well as a post that law enforcement officials say he left on his facebook page just before the attack. >> reporter: overnight, shock and sadness on the campus of ohio state. a pastor breaking down as he led an emotional prayer vigil. agents searched the apartment of abdul razak ali artan, investigators also poring through posts of what appear to be the suspect' facebook page. law enforcement tells nbc news artan posted a rant that attacks on muslims worldwide "led to a boiling point. i can't take it anymore." the post ends on a chilling note. "by allah, i am willing to kill a billion infidels for a single
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before the chaos unfolded on the ohio state campus. >> i'm thinking it is some type of terror attack. >> why. >> because the guy ran a car through a crowd of students. >> reporter: 11 people were hospitalized. only artan was killed. shot by university policeman this morning a clear picture is emerging of artan. graduating in honors in may with an associate's degree. he went on to ohio state to continue his studies telling a campus publication -- i wanted to pray in the open but i was kind of scared with everything that's going on in the media. going on to say, "if people look at me, a muslim praying, i don't know what they're going to think, what's going to happen."
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homeland in 2007, living in pakistan until 2014, then becoming a permanent resident of the u.s. living temporarily in a shelter in dallas before settling in ohio according to records maintained by catholic charities. but authorities are still a long way from knowing what motivated artan to attack his fellow students at ohio state. investigators are looking in to see if artan was given any but they are not ruling out the possibility that he acted on his own and was motivated by something personal in his life. a bit of good news out of here this morning. we are told that of the six injured people admitted at the university hospital, four have been released. two remain there in stable condition. matt? >> stephanie gosk, thank you very much. officials in eastern tennessee hope that the weather is going to help firefighters there as they battle wildfires
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wbir has more on that. >> reporter: well, matt, i want to talk a little bit about what i saw coming in to gatlinburg this morning. trees were down, debris was scattered throughout the road, so this wind really made firefighters and authorities' jobs much more difficult. in gatlinburg the rain has begun to fall and it might be giving some relief for those houses and structures that may still be surrounded by some fires. wind speeds were up to 80 miles per hour overnight mg very hard fight for those first responders. right now, 1,300 people are in shelters. officials from the smoky mountain national park say they've never seen anything like this in their entire career. they're definitely not prepared. for now in gatlinburg, brandon bates, back to you. >> thank you very much. now on the latest on the deadly charter plane crash in colombia overnight. 76 people were killed, five survived.
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medellin, colombia. investigators say the plane may have run out of fuel or perhaps had an electrical problem just before the crash. recovery operations were suspended, hampered by torrential rains and fierce storms in the area. still to come, what is it like to play jackie kennedy in a movie? well, we've got natalie portman here. she's going to open up about taking on that challenge. and next, what's in that box we're going to show off and test out nike's new self-tying shoes. and on "popstart!" what has jessica simpson revisiting one of the most talked about moments of her career. but fi our mission is to produce programs and online content for african women as they try to build their businesses and careers. my name is yasmin belo-osagie and i'm a co-founder at she leads africa. i definitely could not do my job without technology. this windows 10 device, the touchscreen allows you to kind of pinpoint what you're talking about. which makes communication much easier and faster than the old mac that i used to use.
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restaurants? who likes to go out and eat alone at restaurants? >> occasionally. >> sometimes. >> what if you could go to a restaurant and actually never speak to anyone? not a host, not a waiter, no one? there is a restaurant in brooklyn that's bringing that idea to life. it is a ramen shop designed to limit your interactions with others. a seating chart lets you know what table is available. you sit down and fill out a menu. a button lets you call for the it with aer. when your food is ready, a you don't actually see his or her face. their hands come out and bring you your food. that's hid behind a partition. it is part of a popular chain in japan. it is the first american location of that chain. buzzfeed calling it a place for
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introverts. >> some of the best conversations are with a waitress. >> i like to see the person who serves me my food. i wouldn't even mind seeing the chef who makes my food. >> you want to do a medical scan of the people serving your food. it is a little weird. i like the idea of eating alone. but a little chitchat is nice. i know we've all had these moments. you are being looking for something or you walk into a room and forget why you went there, like have you cup? this can happen to anyone. i mean anyone. you think it is a senior moment? take a look at this. >> what is it. >> i need my goggles. >> say that again. >> i need my goggles. >> what do you need? >> i need my goggles. >> where are they? >> um, somewhere.
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>> my goggles. >> where are they? >> aden, we feel you. we feel you. >> this happens to me every day! >> i'm talking to somebody on my cell phone, i can't find my phone. what are you talking to me on? >> like who is this? >> that's the worst! >> aden, you're my man! >> aden, by the way, when you grow up and bad. it happens to all of us. tamron, "popstart!." >> first to ellen and what she calls her best thanksgiving ever. last week of course she got emotional as she received the presidential medal of freedom from president obama. but before ellen actually made it in to the white house, she panicked when a white house handler asked an important question a little too late. >> we're like midway, almost there, and she just turns to me and she goes, you have your i.d., right?
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bruce springsteen and patty are passing and they're like how do you not bring an i.d. to the white house? i'm like, this is my i.d., bruce. this is my i.d. someone came out and went, you could come in now. i was causing a fuss. then i'm inside, and it's amazing because everybody's in there and robert de niro and kareem abdul-jabbar are standing there. this is me with robert de niro, >> later ellen said she faced another challenge why she had to explain to robert de niro and tom hanks what the manikin challenge is. the full episode airs today. super cool there. next to one direction and the one question all of their fans want answered -- will the guys ever get back together? right now they are on a break and off doing solo projects. one of the members recently told a british newspaper the guys are
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he was pretty clear saying -- we will be back. we would be silly not to. ridiculous. he also added, i don't think anyone needs to worry about us. we are fine. there you have. finally jessica simpson proving she's not afraid to laugh at herself. way back in 2003 jessica starred in a reality tv show with then hub nick lachey. we got this classic moment when jessica wasn't quite sure what or is this fish? i know it's tuna, but it says chicken. by the sea. is that stupid? why is it called chicken by the sea or in the sea? >> chicken of the sea is the brand. >> oh. >> jessica didn't understand that chicken of the sea is just the name of the tuna brand. it's actually not chicken. now years later she's been able
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a cute meme showing a chicken floating in water. adding #chickenofthesea. that was viral before we used the term "viral." >> tamron, come on over here. now we got a bonus tre"trending topic. who says dreams don't come true? anyone who's ever watched michael j. fox in the "back to e one thing. those shoes. just in time for the holiday season, nike selling a version of those futuristic shoes. here to tell us how they work, nike's senior innovator, tiffany beers. we've all tried to slip them on. we have a couple of problems over here. >> some people have swollen feet. >> here is a size 11 for you. no shame. what do we do?
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as your heel hits the bottom, stand up. >> oh, man, listen. >> i think mine was already -- no wonder it was hard to get on. mine was already prelaced. >> there are two buttons on the side. >> you press your heel back, you can tighten it. >> i can't reach my feet. could you? >> it feels like a massage. >> describe. they're black. just in january. >> have you seen my car keys anywhere? >> can we ask a price? >> they're $720. >> whoa! >> why don't you just hire somebody to lace them for you? >> wow. >> could you -- other than just being -- actually they are really cute. could you go running in them? are they normal nikes? >> absolutely. we've tested this emin running, training and basketball. we want you to use them and
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think of them. >> i think they are take really cool. i love the little noise they make. >> are they in every store? how do you get them? >> the nike plus app. they'll be available on thursday december 1st available in our soho store and also at our nike plus clubhouse. >> how tough are these going to be to get? come on. >> how tough are they going to be to get off? >> they're in limited quantities. >> do they come in women's 12? >> whoa! >> you know, you're in trouble. your next gue i too. >> thank you so much. seriously though, could you help me with that? >> i'm going to go -- they float! feel like the jetsons! oh, this is fantastic! well, if you are in the plains, we've got some snowy travel to talk about. you can see a low pressure system. it is just spinning and bringing that colder air in. snow, we are talking -- this is great news for skiers.
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snowfall amounts to anywhere from six to eight inches, some places in the upper elevations more than a foot. rest of the day today around the country. you've got enhanced risk of strong storms through the south. high suffer advisories along the pacific northwest. a lot of wet weather in the northeast, travel delays from boston down to washington, d.c. and maybe even atlanta. good morning warm and muggy this morning breezy south winds. forecast high temperature of 83 degrees this afternoon. that's only a few degrees shy of the record high today. partly cloudy mild tonight low in the upper 60s a chance for a few showers in a cold front on thursday.
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stars in the highly anticipated movie, "jackie," focusing on the days following the assassination of president john f. kennedy a time when his wife was protecting both her husband's legacy and her own. >> mr. valente, would you mind getting a message to all of our funeral guests when they arrive? >> of course. >> inform them that i will walk with jack tomorrow, alone if nece wishes to ride in an armored car or tank, for that matter, i won't blame him. i'm sure the tens of millions of people watching won't mind either. >> why are you doing this, mrs. kennedy? >> i'm just doing my job. >> natalie portman, welcome back. >> thank you for having me. >> we all went to see this movie. we loved it. i want to know before i go et to the specifics of it, what was it like when you were approached to
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women of the 20th century? >> yeah. i was terrified because everyone knows what she looks like and particularly and what she sounded like, probably more how she looked even than she sounded. i don't particularly look like her apart from coloring. i'm not a -- i've never thought of myself as a sort of mimic or anything. so it was scary. >> what came first? what did you tackle first? did you tackle the did you tackle the look? did you look in a mirror? how do you go about it? >> well, it all kind ofquickly. it had sort of been gestating for a long time. we did the hair and makeup, costume tests, worked on the accent and the dialect and the voice and also was just reading everything i could find. >> to get the accent, was there
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go back and look at. >> yes. >> there was that television tour that she gave of the white house back in 1962. was there a word and the way she said it that helped you grasp the accent? >> well, there was one sentence in the white house tour that my dialect coach and i would always laugh about because she would say, she says, "i rather love this wall." she british, then "hall" like super long island where i'm from. >> so many books and articles have been written about jackie kennedy through the course of her public experience. but this movie focuses on seven days really. >> yeah. >> immediately following the assassination of jfk -- and one of the things that struck me is for a large part of the movie you are wearing the wardrobe. you are wearing the outfit. not the real one obviously but
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blood-soaked outfit. what does that do to you as an actress in terms of staying in the character? >> well, think it was really smart of noah oppenheimer, our writer, to focus the film on these days just after the assassination because it sort of gives you microsome of what -- who she was as a person, to see her in this incredibly pressured situation and to see that at that moment that her husband is terrifying and awful and traumatic that is and she had the presence of mind to say i'm going to say in this dress because my image is important right now. it is important for people to see what this looks like. so they were offering to take off this bloody dress, bloody suit, and she said, no, everyone should see what this is. >> i talked to noah about the movie. one thing surprised me -- i almost challenged him on it. i had always thought that the
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assassination of jfk and what we learn in this movie -- and i'm assuming it sticks close to the facts -- he tells me it does -- is that really she is the one who cemented that image in those seven days. >> not only that she cemented but she came up with the term herself, which is so wild to name yourself as the king and queen of this nation that's not a royal government, not a monarchy. so she w t that's part of what the film is about. >> the good news is that coming out of your performance, there is talk of another oscar. you've been down that road before. you know about expectations. your own, and others. how do you keep everything in perspective? >> well, it's so flattering. it's such a nice response that people are moved by the movie and of course when you make a movie, all you want is for people to connect to it.
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moved and reacting well. >> a lot of attention will be paid to you at the beginning of the year. by the way, i mentioned -- you are pregnant. >> yes. >> you are expecting -- >> in spring. >> in spring. >> yes. >> you do have tiny fit. can i just say that? >> well -- >> no offense to savannah. >> that doesn't mean they're not swollen. it's not mutually exclusive. >> always good to see you. congratulations. you're incredible in this movie. >> thank you. >> thanks very much. "jackie" opens in select cities on frid >> matt, thank you so much. look who 's here? the gang from "gilmore girls."
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good morning. it's 8:27 on tuesday morning.
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very mild quickly throughout the morning hours. here's a live look from the lake club. 67 degrees and some-clouds. later on this afternoon breezy warm and muggy high temperature of 83 degrees stain mild tonight lows in the upper 60s. best rain chances come with a we cold front on thursday. starting with the veterans expressway hit-and-run south bound past hillsboro avenue. slow on the courtney campbell causeway and down to tampa. we had an earlier crash on memorial. general delays south bound to 75 and 75 out of north tampa in st. pete and earlier crash has traffic delano northbound to 75 from 54th avenue north into downtown. new information in the smash and grab at a tampa gun store.
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rammed through the front window. he also told us surveillance video shows as many as 12 people were involved in stealing more than 10 firearms. follow the story on ? think of your fellow man. ? ? lend him a helping hand. ? ? put a little love in your heart. ? ? take a good look around... ? ? ...and if you're lookin' down, ?
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(avo) the subaru share the love event is happening now and will have given ninety million dollars to help real people like these. november, 2016. remember how a few minutes ago we were saying, man, it's beautiful out? it is not cold, it is not raining? still not cold -- >> exactly. >> -- but it's raining. >> a little drizzle before the soak. >> it's all -- the good news is
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that three-legged stand that's holding the tree. >> the tree is getting a little sprinkle. >> we're going to light that tree tomorrow night here in rockefeller center. was that a truck or lightning? >> guys, coming up, fans fell in love with the "gilmore girls." they are doing it again. we have a revival, "gilmore girl girls", a year in the life. we'll catch up with the cast. and let's hear it for the boys. jill's ready to roll out a batch of holiday need to shop for. but first, mr. roker. >> let's show you. it is not a big deal. come on! for today we've got that wet weather from the gulf coast up into the northeast with some of the rain heavier at times. enhanced risk of strong storms down in the south. for tomorrow, snow continues in the plains, moves into the pacific northwest and cascades. look for heavy rain from new york all the way down into the gulf. tree lighting tomorrow night, 9:00. 60 degrees. some occasional rain so we'll
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>> announcer: "giving tuesday on today" is sponsored by the salvation army. doing the most good. that's right. today is #givingtuesday. lot of great charities out there. we'll kick off the season of giving with our good friend, mr. nick cannon from america's got
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good to see you, sir. >> good to see you, too, sir, always a pleasure. >> what's one of the reasons as you pass that kettle to put something in there? >> it is all about the community, honestly. i was a kid that benefited from the salvation army growing up. i believe to whom much is given much is required. it feels so good to give. giving tuesday, it is the holiday season. you want to get out there. feels like we're making the world a better place one good deed at a time. >> what does it mean for until i hear that bell. >> right. right. it has become such a tradition. people know that the holidays are all about community, family and giving. when you see someone out there, whether it is weather like this or whatever, those cold nights, you can drop a donation in or use that #redkettlereason, it makes us feel better about humanity. >> are you going to give anybody lesson? >> on how to ring that bell!
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it's all in the wrist. >> for more on the salvation army's red kettle campaign, head to and jill martin has "steals and deals" for the men on your
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8:36 now. we're back with more of our week of "steals and deals" to help you with a sffr "today" contributor jill martin has you covered this morning when it comes to shopping for the men in your life. jill, good morning. >> good morning. >> i've been perusing and i like these items. these are great. >> thank you. stress-free for the whole week. all week, then an hour on friday so nobody ever has to go shopping. >> friday is the biggest "steals and deals" ever. >> ever. >> okay. great. start with something that al and i are going to use in about three days, probably, when we get done with no shave november.
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>> i do. . i use the brush and i use the cream that you put water in and a really good razor. >> this is e-shave. retail is $158. they are calling it all a man needs set. you get preshave oil, shave cream, after shave cream, after shave soother and the cream brush. the deal is $47.50, 70% off. >> this is a great gift because men don't often go to the trouble of b that's going to come in great. >> it is not something you would normally splurge on. >> let's move on to clothing. what do you have? >> these are shirts retail $80 to $118. you can go on to see all the different. cotton, knit, sweaters, jackets, all different colors and patterns. something for everybody. all machine washable. retail $80 to $118. the deal -- $24. up to 80% off. that includes the jacket, the sweater, it is one or the other.
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on any of these things prior to the holidays. >> no. everything will be delivered before the holidays. >> let's move over to this cutlery. it is another one of those item a lot of guys won't go out and buy for themselves. >> this is great for the whole family. retail, $265. it is a 16-piece set. seven-piece knife block set, eight-piece steak knives and a nice sharpener. it comes if black, blonde wood orwh retail $265. the deal $79. 70% off. >> do you cook? >> not much. no. no. but i have great knives should the occasion ever come up. >> lal is kind of the real chef. he's the real deal. this caught my attention when i was reading about it last night. an organizer but with great functionality. >> this is right up your alley. very organized.
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three-prong power strip. the cords are included. it organizes all your electronics. >> where is the power part of this? >> it goes right through here. >> oh, yeah. okay. >> it organizes everything. then there are drawers you can put your jewelry in. there is really a home for everyone, as my mom would say. it is faux leather. it comes in two colors. retail, with $95. the deal $26. 73% off. >> this would look great on a guy's desk or end table or dressing area. this is really, really ni little bit of glassware. >> little bit of scotch at 8:39? >> there's lipstick on tlo. >> i had a sip. it is a five-piece he decanter glassware set. the deal is $30 for this entire set. it is 70% off.
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glasses. >> and there are different decan'ters. >> these are all great ideas. again, the products are the shave sets from eshave. men's ware from cutter and buck. knife set from j.a. henckels, and the decanter set from fits and floidz. "steals and deals" friday. up next, the stars of the new "gilmore girls" revival.
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this. is. everything. honey bunches of oats with real strawberries. it's all of this, this, and this. and especially that. waaat? yep, add this and you've got strawesomeberry. "oohh!" honey bunches of oats with real strawberries. this. is. everything. welcome back to "today." if you love "gilmore girls," i know exactly what you did this weekend. nine years after the beloved series signed off, its revival, "gilmore girls," a year in the
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fla fans flocked back to the fast-talking girls. with love lost and of course friday night dinner. >> luke? >> yes. >> what do you think about rory's living situation? her traipsing around from one couch to another? >> oh, it's fine. well, i mean she's grown and she's -- did you read her new yorker piece that she wrote? i put it on the menu. >> why is everyone treating this passage? rory is a 32-year-old college educated woman with no permanent address. that's not normal. >> i'm distracted. let me tell you why -- alexis. where is she? stuck in traffic, i hear. we'll have a little suspense. we'll see if she shows during the interview. >> all right. >> there was so much secrecy about this.
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when it finally was released on netflix, did it feel like giving birth at all? >> you would flow. it just felt like a relief to finally be able to talk about it and share it with people. we were so excited when we did it and we've been asked about it for so many years that finally to have it out there is really fun. >> it is four 90-minute episodes. it follows the four seasons of a year. there is a lot of closure and finding out where are they now. what's the reaction e-mails, some nice texting. i'm not a social media person so i don't know what's going on with them but i'm sure -- >> delighted. >> yeah. everybody's liking it. i've only seen two, so i'm waiting to see the other two. >> you didn't binge watch over the weekend? >> to me, binge watching is one each night. that is huge! okay? that's it. >> take me back, first day. it's been nine years. you go back to the set.
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>> i cried a little bit. i cried because i didn't feel like the guy. so i had to take a little walk around to get the character back. >> that's interesting. it wasn't like slipping on an old pair of jeans that still fit. >> no, no. >> how did you get into it? >> i sat in the gazebo and relived some of our most tender moments. >> by yourself? >> no. i imagined that we were there and were having our kisses and our picnics and our nice little thought, okay, i'm ready to go. >> you're like, i'm him, i'm back. >> this is as good as it is going to get right here. >> at the heart of this, it is a moms and daughters story. when we see this as the actual passage of time. so, does that mean the dynamic changes? is everybody healed and involved? >> not at the beginning. but i do think the part of the journey in these four episodes is a journey of healing.
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of an emotional depth that i think is appropriate for ten years later. >> you guys real lie fely felt . he was your tv husband for all those seasons. >> my set buddy. occasionally a drinking buddy. i absolutely loved him and i knew he loved the show and he would have been absolutely thrilled to do this. so that was -- >> we're missing him and we're missing alexis. but i'm told that she'sn >> i am here! i'm so sorry! we had the worst traffic! >> we know. we know. well, okay, let me talk to you. everybody was following rory's love life. there's team team. #teamjess and team logan. i won't ask ask you to spoil it but do you think people are going to be happy with whatever resolution comes to pass? >> i really hope people are happy. i hope they enjoy the journey that rory takes with these
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you get some sort of closure. it is not the type closure you might crave. it is a question answered, so that's something. >> question answered but i wonder question posed. one of the most interesting things about this series, as i turn back to the cast here in the studio, the creator knew at the beginning when she wrote the first episode she knew the last four words she wanted in the last episode. we get those four words. and they are -- just but i heard some of the gilmore girl fanatics on our show felt like the four words introduced new questions. >> i did not know the four words until half-way through filming this iteration of the series and i, too, was like, huh. really? huh. so it makes sense in terms of the journey of the show. but i can understand it does pose a question as well.
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>> i did ask alexis. i thought somebody's got to tell me. i asked her, and my reaction was -- huh. >> well, it is intriguing. >> yeah. >> what do you think? >> i had submitted some ideas which were summarily rejected. >> weren't they all kind of luke oriented oriented? >> no. not at all. i had no agenda. on the top was, kirk, drop the gun. and we didn't get that. >> someone compared it to the end of the "sopranos" which left a little bit of a question if the air. which was similarly controversial, yet perhaps artistically satisfying. i don't know. >> well, i'm on the edge of my seat. if you haven't binge watched by now and you really want to know, how does it end. one of the things people love about the show, the pop culture references and also the zippy dialogue.
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do you have to do limbering tongue exercises? >> i felt like i had just been waiting to get back there. it was always such a fun match for me, this language and playing this character. i kind of craved it and felt energized to get to do it again. >> kelly, you seem to always recognize that there was something special about this show. why do you think it has resonated and people still feel so tied to it? >> i've given that a great deal of tht position has evolved. but i think the real thing about it is there is a basic sweetness to this show. there's a goodgoodness. i think so many men didn't watch it at first because it is "gilmore girls." but the men on the show are drawn as sympathetic, working hard, there's no bad guys, there's no jerks. you know. they're all just trying to make
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see the two women sitting in the diner through the window with carol king singing and seeing that. i go -- nice. that's nice. >> real relationships. >> feels good. >> by the way, alexis, i know that traffic on the west side highway so we'll see you for hoda and kathie lee tomorrow. thank so much for being here. thank you so much. we're so glad to talk to you again. gilmore years a ye"gilmore gir, life, is now netflix. >> the ending is a bit of a cliffhanger. don't you think? >> that's what i'm getting at. sounds like there is an appetite for it. by the way, lauren is sticking around co-hosting our next hour. >> perhaps with alexis. >> we're back in a moment. thanks, everybody.
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the life. "gilmore girls," a year in the liftumeric. the ginger like root is taking over. >> it's been uses for thousands of years in medicine and religious ceremonies. but the saying goes, what's old is new again. >> tumeric. >> reporter: it is bright and bold and thousands of years old. and today from coast to coast, tumeric is being used in
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became cool. people eat with their eyes first and it is this beautiful vivid orange-yellow color. i think that connotates health a lot of times. >> reporter: celebrities like gwyneth paltrow and beyonce embracing the golden spice. since november, google searches for the peppery orange root that doubled making it one of the pop trending foods on the internet. >> the boom in tumeric comes from this kind of california lifesty lifestyle, the boom in jui powdered tumeric. now if you go into the fresh vegetable section, it is next to the lemongrass. >> reporter: in kitchen, tumeric is taking off, not only in traditional indian curries but now on menu dishes across the board like carrot slaw and roasted cauliflower. it is also a top seller at juiceries. >> there is such an interest in new. ingredients that are actually not so new but are really functional to the body.
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tumeric. >> reporter: in portland, oregon, it is poured into drinking vinegars and shaken in cocktails. one place in san francisco brews it in teas. down the street at shake down, the earthy ginger tasting spice can be found topping treats in everything from sprinkles to marshmallow fluff. >> your reaction is that of surprise, followed by a big smile. >> reporter: but tumeric's history dates back as early as 500 b.c. where to thiay religious ceremonies and arabaic medicine thought to heal wounds and rejuvenate the body. >> i think tumeric is probably the new kale. it is going to be a buzzword that's going to be used across the food industry. >> tumeric is the new kale. >> it is the new kale! >> never knew you were such a spiceologist. i knew an herbologist.
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cardiman tomorrow. meantime, birthdays! what's happening. fire up the smucker's jars. first up, we've got a happy 100th birthday to virginia from ohio. the secret to longevity, a gin and tonic with a little tumeric in there every night at 6:00 p.m. carrie parish from my hometown, yeah! 100 years old. one of her in new york city. happy 100th birthday to hy solkes. an amazing dancer from mi philadelphia, p.a. atoday d'avella.
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elizabeth roberts celebrates 100 years. and a happy 100th birthday to orville babbie, owned and operating a dairy farm for over 50 years.
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good morning it's 8:59. it will be a muggy forecast. >> the humidity levels on the rise as we move on through the day today. thanks to the south wind. there's a life despite live look. this afternoon high of 83. are best rain chances week comes on thursday. improving conditions but still slow in usual spots including south bound to 75 from fowler in three about hillsboro avenue. west bound i-4 still a little jammed up as we approach the downtown junction. some delays tempo side of the howard franklin and the courtney campbell causeway. today a former teacher
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this morning. she is expected to ask the court to reduce her sentence. she is currently serving 22 years. she was a teacher at the central florida aerospace academy this morning on "today's take" -- "gilmore girls" and guys gather around. lauren graham is our celebrity co-host. then, could she be the next adele? she'll blow your the number one album of the year coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to a tuesday morning, little on the damp side here in new york city. november 29th, 2016. i'm al, along with tamron. our special guest co-host, actress, writer, producer, gilmore girl lauren graham. this is so exciting!
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everything about you right now. love this ensemble. >> thank you. >> love everything about it. >> you look fantastic and you smell good, too, which you at home might not know. >> she smells like cookies. >> that's really true. the fandom over "gilmore girls." the return. were you prepared for it? >> no. it is still very surprising. it is my honor to be in this show again and i just am so relieved that people largely reboot as opposed to hideously disappointed. >> that's right. the reaction's been terrific. it is four parts, kind of like a year. it's all four seasons. which is so exciting. we got a clip of your character chatting with her daughter, rory, when she moves back home. >> you remember to label my boxes because i know where nothing is. my boots, my coats, my underwear. >> you have no idea where your underwear is?
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underwear since you moved? >> don't judge. >> i'm looking for my lucky outfit. >> i told you, low-key obsessed with lorelei. lot of people have named their child rory over the years. >> the q dialogue which is perfect because you've got a second book out today which is called "talking as fast as i can," a collection of essays. in the show you talk like a mile a minute. >> that's what the show is known for. it is always something i loved about it. i'm sort of a fast talker myself. so the book is a collection of essays, including one about kind of what it was like to do the show the first time, then sort of a diary behind the scenes of the latest show. i just thought what an odd thing to get to do in a career. you know. >> did you keep a journal
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>> the second time i did because the first time it was such a blur. there were so many episodes over so many years. when i tried to write about it i was like, the year where my hair looked weird? so i really kept a little more of a diary this time, also because it was such a special time and i was having such big moments all the time so i tried to keep track of them. >> which is kind of cool. not only did people respond to it but a lot of celebrities as well. reese witherspoon -- >> i just found this out >> i'm on it but vaguely. >> we perused the internet and it wasn't hard to find all of these celebrities who had reaction to the show. >> wow. >> we've got the reese witherspoon with cheryl strade who wrote the book "wild." reese tweeted her love as well about this. >> my character goes on a big journey that has to do with
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funny pop culture there. there i am camping. what could be more hilarious? >> are you a camper? >> my boyfriend's very outdoorsy so i've learned. in fact, one of the essays in the book is called "before my rei card" talking about whether i was single and some of the changes that happened in being with an outdoorsy person. >> what's the number one thing that changed being with an outdoorsy person? >> i have fleeces i have a puffy vest. i have several different kinds of shoes for specific kinds of hivg i hiking. it was encapsulated of having this. are rei card. >> it's outdoor stuff. >> i've been camping. >> you did the bear grylls
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>> you only time you would get her in an rei store is if christian louboutin made a hiking boot. mae whitman your daughter from "parent hood" viewing the show. >> mae also has a small cameo in the show. basically if you were any of my loved ones i wanted you in the show and i put as many people as i possibly could. she never watched the show before and now has watched the whole thing. it >> that's so cool. jason ritter, the other "parenthood" co-star, tweeting so funny, moving, and all-around wolf. >> aw. >> it's streaming on netflix. we're not going to say the four words that end the show which is kind of word because it is bingeing. you can watch the whole thing so you have to be careful about what you say. but it is kind of a cliffhanger. there will be any more? >> it is so funny because we spent all these years being asked if there was going to be a movie or if we were going to
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finally put that to rest and now i think this is going to be the next line of questioning. i think on one hand we feel very proud of what we did and like it answered a lot of questions. on the other hand, it was such a joy for us all to do it and people -- some people seemed to be asking for more, so we'll see. >> it is like probably when you have a baby, then people say when is the next baby? like what's the next thing? but that's a good thing. well, in tv case. right? this is their list for 2016. they've come out with the top 50 albums. we don't know what it is but now i know because it is in the teleprompter. top album of the year -- "lemonade." >> that makes sense. >> i guessed that this morning in our reading. yae. never one to rest on her laurels, beyonce is also out with christmas merchandise.
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we're back with more of "today's take" and our celebrity co-host, lauren graham. lela knew about it. here's the deal. it is call a balanced breakfast made with over 60% gingerbread cookies. go that's right. >> that makes it at a balanced break fest. . >> it's like cereal in a jar. >> a lot of waffle places use this instead of -- >> this is the new nutella, as al says. creamy.
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>> it's 60% ground cookies. what's the other 40%? >> it is kind of like a spreadable ginger cookie. >> wow. >> is that pretty good? had. >> yeah. >> that's not bad. >> it is popular in belgium? >> folks, you need to change the name. speculoos sounds like some sort of medical device. >> b less medical. >> you get them on the airlines. oh. it's a cookie! >> by the way, here is a little tip. if you have biscopf, squeeze a little lime on it. it tastes like key lime pie. >> no, it doesn't! >> i think that as a crust would be delicious. >> especially when you are
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squeeze a little lime juice. it is delicious. this morning when i first saw lauren -- you got here about 6:30? >> i don't know. >> what's your normal wake-up time? >> left to my own devices, 8:00 or 9:00 or something. >> tell us with the lime on it if that tastes like key lime pie. >> i don't know how you guys do it. i can't go to sleep as early as you guys need to. >> last night i went to bed after midnight. then my >> how do you do that every day? >> i binge sleep on the weekends. i like do not call me before 10:00 a.m. >> you couldn't look more rests. i don't know how -- i'm not cut out for this. >> the "wall street journal" says if you want your best sleep you need to treat sleep like exercise. >> what's that mean? >> how many times do you say, i'm going to bed at 9:30. and you may be in bed at 9:30 but you don't go to sleep for
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things like that. so avoid bedtime procrastinat procrastination. >> meaning get in the bed and go to sleep. >> if you don't have a partner, a significant other there to hold you accountable, get a friend to act like a sleep cop. >> or the sleep app. these apps tell you, go to bed now. >> i think part of it is getting rid of your phone at bedtime. anything that keeps you connected, even a sleep app, what are the chances you're going to go to something else on your phone? >> i pretty good with the lime. >> what do you do with your pajamas? >> don't wear them. i'm just making that up. >> squeeze lime on them. >> key lime pie in bed. thanksgiving day usually is when all the radio stations stop playing non-stop christmas music. are you a big holiday music person? >> i love holiday music. >> you start playing it now? you do like pandora christmas
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i like oldie christmas music, frank sinatra and older stuff. >> class ics. billboard magazine listed the most downloaded songs in the last 15 years. "rockin' around the christmas tree." >> didn't it get a rebirth in one -- >> "home alone." drifters doing "white christmas." number four, "mistletoe" by >> whose list is this? >> this is "billboard." "christmas eve" by sara . two do you want to build a
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there's christmas, mariah carey will never be clipping coupons. "all i want for christmas is you." >> best christmas film? >> "love actually." >> not as good as "diehard." >> that is not a christmas film. >> is that an ongoing fight? >> you get the judge's seat today. you are like judge lawye lauren. >> i would pick "love actually." >> people on twitter say it is not christmas until hans goober falls off the nakatami tower. >> okay. >> your rem card -- >> rei. rem is the rock group. we can all agree on the weather. and it is not great out there for a lot of folks especially in the east.
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all the way up into the northeast. temperatures a little on the cool side. 50s in the pacific northwest but as you get into the southeast it is going to stay warm. 70s and 80s. it is warm here in the northeast, too, temperatures in the 80s. as you take a look, we've got enhanced risk of strong storms down through the south. high-surf advisories in the southwest. snow and wind in the plains and plenty of sunshine through the southwest and on into southern california. all right. you tried a little lime. >> tastes like key lime pie. you were right. >> al, how do you do it? ? you put the lime in the good morning. warm and muggy this afternoon that's all thanks to breezy southwind. high temperature of 83 degrees this afternoon. that's only a few degrees shy
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partly cloudy in mild tonight low-temperature in the upper 60s a chance for a few showers with a cold front on thursday. >> and that is your latest weather. coming up next, big news about mammograms. are the age recommendations changing? plus potential problems with lasik eye surgery in our "m the holidays should bring joy. so why are you still putting up with some cards limit where you earn bonus cash back to places they choose... then they change those places every few months. quicksilver keeps it simple. with quicksilver you always earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere. 'tis the season for simple. what's in your wallet?
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"or something." and we don't just pull smoked chicken, bake fresh foccacia and hand-slice avocado. there's nothing "or something" about it. my sweethearts gone sayonara. this scarf all thats left to remem... what! she washed this like a month ago the long lasting scent of gain flings if you're thinking about getting lasik eye surgery, there may be some potential problems you need to consider first. plus, big news w comes to what age women should stop their mammogram screenings. >> here with our "medical minute," innocenbc contributor natalie aczar. >> so here is the backdrop to this. there has never been a consensus
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how frequently they should be done, and when they should be stopped. all groups agree, however, that they are important and that they are life sampbving. the united states preventative services is task force many years ago made the recommendation to stop mammograms at the age ever 74 but a lot of important groups including the american cancer society recommends continuing them for, for example, if the longevity or life expectancy of a woman is greater than ten years. just as an example. to kind of figure out, solve it ob at basically close to 7 million mammograms and covered about 3 1/2 million women to see whether or not there was a correlation between age and how well mammograms performed in terms of cancer detection. they basically found out that beyond age 75 up to age 90 there was still cancers that were detected and still utility and usefulness of doing. basically the answer is, if you have women in your lives -- mothers or grandmothers -- over
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discuss with their health care provider and see whether a mammogram is still right for them. >> on a yearly basis still? >> again, there is no recommendation but many groups including the american cancer society would say yearly, yes. >> the lasik surgery. researchers at food and drug administration found many people underwent the drug procedure experienced side effects like double images and glare. i am from the old school that lacers were used to kill people in james bond movies get one. what does this mean? >> basically, al, the story here is that we have known for some time that the study here, the headline, is not whether or not lasik is effective or safe. the studies in fact over the last couple of decades have shown that it is. the headline here is that there has not been until now what's called a validated questionnaire that doctors can actually give to their patients to follow signs and symptoms following lasik surgery. what was great about this study
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the vast majority of people did not have a negative outcome. a small subset however experienced new symptoms when they had none to start but none of them impacted their lives. again the take-home is not that there is suddenly these new and concerning symptoms following lasik surgery, but rather, there is a validated questionnaire that all doctors and health care providers can administer to their patients to better follow up outcomes following lasik. it is great because it gives the providers that much more information about the procedure. >> good advice. you're not saying a absolutely not. neither are the study authors. coming up, grab a cup of joe. wait until you see what's brewing in our "coffee talk." this is a first. we've never had "coffee talk" before. lauren, tamron and i answer your questions and nothing it off-limits. >> ? ? i found a better deal on prescriptions. we found lower co-pays... ...and a free wellness visit.
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week cold front on thursday. 20% chance of showers. new information in the smash and grab at a tampa gun store. the owner tells us a track rammed through the front window early this morning. he also told us surveillance video shows as many as 12 people running into the store. right now the owner believes more than 10 firearms are missing. trevor dooley may be free on bond later this week. he's asking for bond while waiting for new trial. a judge is expected to issue a ruling in the coming days. back in 2010 dooley shot and killed a man during argument over a skateboard.
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we are back with guest co-host lauren graham, one of the stars of "gilmore girls" and the reboot on netflix. if there is one thing they love on tha our fans have submitted questions we've not seen. we've agreed to honestly answer whatever comes out of this coffee pot. my darling. you start out. >> the first one is from ray. lauren, did you take something from the "gilmore girls" set? i got asked this so much on the old show that i took something with no meaning to me because i knew it would get asked. i took a pink flamingo made of tin.
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>> it means so much to pea. >> here's something for you to take. >> thank you. i'll put that in my sentimental things. >> mr. roker? >> just keep going. >> this is erica from dallas. lauren, what food can you not live without? >> that's a good one. sushi. >> what's your roll? what's your roll dujour? >> i just like really good regular sushi. not a fancy roll person. i like classic. >> okay. how many cups of could of fee did you consume on "gilmore girls"? >> i don't think it's countable. i actually drink a lot of coffee. it is just one of the crazy connections i have with my character. it's probably not healthy but -- >> how many cups? >> six? >> ooh! six a day? >> is that too many? >> not judging. where's natalie aczar? oh, tamron.
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it's adult cats. what's wrong with you? yes. they are unpredictable and they're scary. >> just like this ornament. >> linda from alabama, if you could change your first name, what would it be? let's see. albert's my first name. >> lancelot. >> i like that. >> you said today, pablo. >> yeah. i would. the director of the new movie "jackie." his name's >> mr. lorain from now on. >> almost sounds like a cologne. >> if you could hop on a plane right now where would you go? >> me? >> where would you go? >> i'd like a hawaiian vacation. this has been a big year and i just would like to lie down -- or the caribbean maybe and just lie down on a beach. >> nice! i like that. come on, you got one more? >> i think we've got to go.
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my hands are too big for that coffee pot. >> all right. this is for you. taylor from new orleans. how many parises of shoes do you own? >> ooh! ooh, a girl doesn't tell. >> do you have a dedicated shoe closet? >> i have four. >> four shoe closets? >> but i'm 46. this is amassed over the years. >> wait. you nef gver get rid of shoes? >> no. if i kept a couple of shoes from each year -- >> i don't even have four closets in the whole house. >> 92 pairs shoes? >> two a year since i was born? clearly i kept more than two. >> somebody's opening up a shoe museum. up next, twin brothers with one mission. find out if these new jersey teens are
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campaign "share kindness" where we highlight stories of people who perform selfless acts every day. today's story comes to us from new jersey where 14-year-old brothers jake and max klein have gone the extra mile to help spread the spirit of joy and giving. >> reporter: it is a huge turnout today at this high school in new jersey as many gather to donate canned foods, turkeys and other items to help the center for hope and safety, a women's shelter today's drive has been an overlping success raising enough food to provide 190 families with meals for the holidays. and that success can be attributed to the website ki jake and max klein founded the website and have been instrumental in organizing communities to give every since this were a very young age. >> when they were 4 years old we did letters to santa and the
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their piggy banks and we went shopping for gifts for the kids. go we decided some kids even in our own community might not be able to afford a praenesent. we went to target, bought all the gifts, then went to the charity who distributed it. >> that was really moving and touching just that somebody needs it more than i do. when they were 6 or 7 they decided that they wanted to have their birthdays become charitable donations and they picked the charity andve birthday invitation that said in lieu of gifts with be this is the charity this year. >> reporter: over the years such birthday philanthropy included bulletproof vests for their local police department, laptops for the fire department, and cookies for kids cancer which
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then one kitchen denied them because of their age. >> turning us down for our age was like crushing our dreams. that was the start of our website right there. >> the boys decided they wanted to put together a website for kids to find many ways to be charitable. >> reporter: max and jake created >> it launched about three months ago. it is exceeding our e to support and this month the boys came to me with the idea of supporting the center for hope and safety, which is a refuge center for women and children affected by domestic violence. >> they were like, mom, we have to do something for these families. like it is just not acceptable. that was it. >> four days ago we posted on our website that we wanted everyone to donate to the food drive. and the turnout was absolutely overwhelming. there's so many donations that
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kids can do. >> we were amazed by how much we raised. we felt that this was a big moment for us and we also felt that we helped the center very much. >> they went above and beyond, galvanized community support, inspiring so many children and families to give. >> reporter: in addition to today's drive, kids that do good has also been involved with initiatives the a the american cancer society, and local causes. >> for cause is too big or too small to support. >> reporter: it is through brothers max and jake that we can truly see the spirit of sharing kindness. >> i think they really embody the idea of share kindness. hopefully it is contagious and they seem to get a smile on everyone's face when they are doing it. >> i feel that share kindness means to help others and to give back to your community and help people that are less fortunate.
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difference at in had he age. >> that is so awesome. for more on how to help makes and jake on their initiative, check out al is standing by with the weather. >> so neat to see that. let's show you what we've got going on today. we are looking at a lot of wet weather in the northeast. enhanced risk of strong storms down through the gulf. snow and wind back through the plains. plenty of sunshine out west, in the pacific northwest. snow and rain into the pacific northwest tomorrow with a fall chill tomorrow. heavy rain from new york all the way down into the southeast. plains seeing some snow. in the southeast, airplanes delays with the heavy rain. and for tomorrow's christmas tree lighting, christmas in r rockefeller center, 9:00 p.m., looking at occasional showers and a temperature of 60 degrees.
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tuesday had all thanks to the south wind as we head into the afternoon forecast high temperature of 83 degrees. that's almost 10 degrees above average. partly cloudy very mild with temperatures in the upper 60s. best rain chances with the front on thursday. weather. from the country that gave us adele, we've got british singing sensation dua lipa, bringing her soulful sound to our studio singing her smash hit "blow your [burke] at farmers, we've seen almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything. even a rodent ride-along. [dad] alright, buddy, don't forget anything! [kid] i won't, dad... [captain rod] happy tuesday morning! captain rod here. it's pretty hairy out on the interstate.traffic is literally crawling, but there is some movement
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ou buy, and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. 21-year-old dua lipa has britain with her soulful pop albums. the second-highest selling british female artist this year behind adele. >> her debut self-titled album is already bringing up the charts. >> good morning. this is so exciting! >> it is. i'm really excited. i've been looking forward to this for a while. i'm really happy. >> is it true your primary music schoolteacher said that you probably might not make it because you can't hit the high
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when i auditioned for the choir the teacher went straight away to the high notes. like, great, sing this note and nothing came out. it was just air. and he was like, okay, maybe next time and i never really got a chance to get a part in the choir which actually might have been a good thing. >> that really is. are you excited finally getting this ep out? >> yeah. i'm really excited to get the album out finally. i've been working on it f it's been my baby for a while. >> let's hear your baby. ladies and gentlemen, dua lipa. ? ? i know it's hot i know we've got something that money can't buy ? fighting to the fifths biting
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night ? tell me i'm too crazy you can't tame me can't tame me ? tell me i have changed but i'm the same me old same me ? inside hey if you don't like the way i talk then why am i on your mind? ? if you don't like the way i rock then finish your glass of wine ? we fight and we argue you'll still love my blind ? thing up guaranteed i can blow your mind ? mwah! ant tonight i'm alive ain't a dollar sign guaranteed i can blow your mind ? ? and tonight i'm alive ain't a dollar sign guaranteed i can blow your mind mwah ? ya i'm so bad best that you've had i guess you're digging the
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more when you wanna leave let me snow ? tell me i'm too crazy you can't tame me can't tame me ? tell me i have changed but i'm the same me old same me ? ? inhey! ? if you don't like the way i talk then why manial i on your mind? ? if you don't like the way i rock then finish your glass of wine ? we fight and we argue you'll if we don't mess this whole thing up guaranteed i can blow your mind ? ? and tonight i'm alive ain't a dollar sign guaranteed i can blow your mind mwah ? and tonight i'm alive ain't a dollar sign guaranteed i can blow your mind mwah ? ? ? tell me i'm too crazy you can't tame me can't tame me ?
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inside ? ? hey! mwah! ? [ if you don't like the way i talk then why am i on your mind? ? if you don't like the way i rock then finish your glass of wine ? we fight and we argue you'll still love me blind ? if we don't mess this whole thing up guaranteed i can blow your mind mwah ? ? and tonight i'm alive ain't blow your mind ? ant tonight i'm alive ain't a dollar sign guaranteed i can blow your mind mwah ? >> dua lipa, thank you so much. thank you to your band, too, they're terrific as with el. we are back in a moment.
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time of the year because our 23rd annual "today toy drive" is under way. 31 gifts is one of the very generous companies who help us reach millions disadvantaged families. with us, the founder, president and ceo, cindy monroe, and her hu husband, scott monroe, chief branding officer. i love your philosophy that giving a gift is like giving a smile. >> it is. this year we are giving over 100,000 gifts to kids all across the country and just to make them sm actually -- >> we go into our field, distribute products all over the current. they kind of act as elves for the drive. >> this year we are donating thermal pouchs to take their lunch in, cinch sacks, something for them to take their books or toys back and forth. it is great because it is good products for pre-teens or teens. because often they get the younger toys but we get to offer those for the teens. >> you are really about empowering women and girls.
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to help people reach their potential. th we think that starts with young girls and building their confidence. not too bad, scott. thank you. beginning this thursday you can donate a toy on our plaza and online. our website has all the details for us. we had an awesome co-host today. >> it was so much fun! thank you for having me. >> you were terrific. after we taste tested the speculoos, quest love tweeted about it. "meanwhile, i'm drinking this kale/beet combo." >> what did you think of "gilmore girls"? that's my question. >> he's number one fan. coming up, you're on with kathie lee and hoda.
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good morning it's 9:58. let's get a check of the weather. >> humidity levels are on the rise later on this afternoon. the temperatures will be 83 degrees this afternoon. that's only a few degrees shy of record. partly cloudy and mild overnight tonight temperatures drop down into the upper 60s. best chance for showers comes with a week cold front thursday. today a former teacher convicted of having sex
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she is expected to ask the court to reduce her 22 year sentence. an american bald eagle is rescued -- that was rescued will be released.
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>> coming up on "daytime," we're dishing on the latest celebrity feuds. >> don't put queen b in the corner, kanye. just don't. plus wendy williams shows us her softer side. >> i can always turn something bad into something good. that is part of the energy i guess. >> all that and more because "daytime" starts right now. ? ? ? ? ? >> hello there. welcome to "daytime." i'm cyndi edwards. >> and i'm jerry penacoli. nice to see you this morning. hope you're doing well. >> hope you're having a great day. how's your day going? >> my day is going very, very well because i'm next to you.


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