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good morning. sore winner? donald trump now claiming voter fraud cost him the popular vote. this just hours after hammering hillary clinton for backing recount efforts in key swing states. but is there any proof of illegal voting? and at this point, does any of it really matt bidding farewell. cuba begins nine days of official tributes for fidel castro. but not everyone there is mourning the former dictator's death. we're live in havana. chaos on bourbon street. visitors of the popular new orleans tourist spot run for cover as gunfire between two men erupts in the french quarter. one person killed, nine others wounded. officials vowing to track down the shooter. >> we will find them and we will go to the ends of the earth to
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americans shatter online holiday shopping records over the weekend to the tune of nearly $3.5 billion. and retailers are hoping for a huge cyber monday as shoppers get is he set to point, click and buy, "today," monday, november 28th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1 r . good morning, everyone. welcome to "today." ready for the calm before the storm? this is a live look at the amazon distribution center over in new jersey. that place is going to be jumping. >> it is cyber monday. i've been limbering up my fingers. i am ready to do some online shopping. >> little rumor has it you're done with your shopping. >> i'm trying to organize.
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president-elect donald trump busy on twitter, slamming hillary clinton, blasting efforts to recount votes, even claiming, though, that fraud cost him the popular vote. nbc's hallie jackson is over at trump tower here in manhattan. hallie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi there, matt, good morning to you. this morning, the president-elect is back home from the holiday, back in new york, and back online, tweeting those accusations of voter fraud without evidence, all o selections heats up. his election allegations unsubstantiated and unproven. the president-elect undeterred. tweeting he "won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." a claim spread by some conspiracy theorist websites without evidence. donald trump claiming voter fraud nationally, and in three states specifically.
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team has not clarified what exactly he's talking about, but it is clear why he's talking. seemingly irritated by an election recount set in motion by the green party presidential candidate, jill stein, in wisconsin. and maybe two more battlegrounds soon. hillary clinton's campaign now joining in, making clear they didn't start the battle, nor do they expect it to change the results. clinton's campaign lawyer tweeting overnight, ""we are getting attacked for participating a we didn't ask for by the man who won election but thinks there was massive fraud." the president-elect trying to use clinton's own words against her. in another tweet, citing this moment from november 9th. >> -- then we must accept this result and then look to the future. >> it is a total and complete hypocritical joke that the group of people that thought that they were nervous about president-elect trump not conceding are the people that are conducting recounts in
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68,000 votes. >> reporter: one of the president-elect's top aides in an implicit recount rebuke referencing a 45-minute conversation between donald trump and president obama this weekend. >> there is a respect for the process and the peaceful transition of power, which is why this recount by jill stein and now the hillary people is just so confounding and disappointing. >> reporter: kellyanne conway, one of trump's key voizers, also making an unusually public push against mitt romney, a former the contenders for secretary of state, along with rudy giuliani. >> i'm also part of unity but i'm not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position. >> reporter: so about those comments. two top transition aides tell msnbc that the president-elect is now apparently furious at that action, at those comments, with other aides saying they are baffled about the very public discussion over that secretary of state position, matt and
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meetings here at trump tower today. >> hallie, before you go, go back to this recount situation for a second. first of all, at this moment, what's the likelihood it happens, and what's the likelihood it makes any difference? >> reporter: okay. so let me take that in two parts. likelihood that it happens? listen, recounts, remember, are state by state, not nationally. so in wisconsin right now you have a series of local clerks who are figuring out how much a recount would cost. then if the green party can cover those expenses, which jill stein says she can,he motion. in wisconsin at least the possibility of two other states, maybe pennsylvania and michigan on the way. as far as the likelihood it changes anything, extraordinarily slim. even if something were to slip in wisconsin, you'd still need two other states to flip as well, pennsylvania and michigan for hillary clinton to, for example, take the presidency. again, very, very slim chances. >> also a tight, tight timeline
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hallie? >> reporter: yeah. wisconsin has a deadline set by the state of december 13th to get this recount finished. many sof these municipalities are warning they'll have to work nights and weekends to get this done, if it does happen. today is the deadline to trigger a recount in penn pen and wednesday in michigan where that vote margin is the closest at about 10,000 votes. >> hallie, thank you very much. also this morning, official tributes are under way in cuba following the death of the controversial former leader, fidel castro. nbc's chief fgn in havana this morning. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. cubans will be lining up to pay their respects today in revolution square in havana honoring the founder of their revolution and his controversial legacy. preparations for ceremonies today where fidel castro will be honored before his remains are carried through the island's
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their final resting place sunday in a mausoleum built for this day. at the university of havana, students hell their own memorials. >> i think that fidel castro was a good man. he always fought for the right of cuban people. >> reporter: across the city, a dramatically different point of view. human rights protesters known as the ladies in white saying state security police warned them to stay home this week instead of holding their weekly march. so now that fidel has gone, or is everything the same? she says nothing will change. the dictator raul castro will continue his war. having to battle 11 american presidents, castro's presidency was noted in strikingly different ways by president obama around president-elect trump. obama praising castro saying history will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people
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trump blasting castro as a brutal dictator with a legacy of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. the white house sees obama's opening to cuba as a centerpiece of his legacy. direct commercial flights starting this week. postal service with the u.s. credit cards and banking. internet service. cracks in the 50-year trade embargo let the cruise dollars to people like this man who drives a 1950s red chevy convertible. >> we are getting better. >> reporter: since congress has long refused to lift that trade embargo with cuba, president obama made these changes by executive order. president-elect trump can change all that when he takes office. today his aides are sending mixed signals about how much he intends to roll back. savannah and matt? >> andrea mitchell in havana, thank you. want to tell you now about
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where government forces have recaptured a key part of eastern aleppo. the area's been held by rebels for the last four years. human rights officials say over the past few days, syrian forces have captured some ten neighborhoods putting nearly 30% of aleppo under government control. thousands of civilians fled eastern aleppo over the weekend to escape what is very heavy fighting. here at home, the army corp of engineers says it has no plans for forcible remoable of demonstrators who have been camping out in north dakota protesting the pipeline. they were notified they'd need to leave federal lands by december 5th. the court citing increased violence between protesters and law enforcement and the increasingly harsh winter conditions there. protesters say the request will only escalate tensions. now to a deadly shooting in new orleans' popular french quarter that sparked panic on a crowded bourbon street. this morning police are
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gunmen. here's kelsey davis from our nbc affiliate in new orleans. >> reporter: this morning, stunning in you video capturing the frantic moments when a spry of gunfire released chaos in one of the most popular regions in the country. new orleans, suddenly the big uneasy. a night of fun turning into bloodshed on the world famous would your bon street. >> somebody shot. he's over there on the ground. >> i got o i got one shot in the hands. i got another one shot someone else i can't tell right now and i need that ems asap. >> reporter: the mass shooting leaving one dead and nine others injured. >> we don't believe that any of the victims who were shot were the intended targets. >> reporter: investigators say the violence erupted early sunday morning when an argument between two men escalated into a shoot-out sending revellers running for their lives. now the search is on for the suspects who managed to get away despite a ramped-up police presence in place for the
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>> this is a very active, robust investigation. we are continuing to work every angle very aggressively. >> reporter: police identifying the victim as 25-year-old man from baton rouge. his tragic death serving as an eerie remindreminding of a shoo that happened. >> this continues to put an exclamation point on the death and destruction that gun streets of new orleans. >> reporter: new orleans mayor promising to increase police presence to keep new orleans safe during the holiday season. and this morning, as people are starting to wake up in new orleans, of course the shooting still fresh on everyone's mind. in fact, there is a makeshift memorial growing on the corner of bourbon where that shooting
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orleans police continue to investigate. they'll spend monday collecting surveillance footage from businesses near the shooting scene and are also asking for people in the public's help. anyone with information is asked to come forward, especially if they have cell video of the shooting and the aftermath of that shooting. matt and everybody is, back to you. >> kelsey davis, thanks very much. shifting gears, it is cyber monday as the holiday shopping season picked up even more steam over the weekend. customers were on the tens of millions will head back online today and look for some deals. nbc's jo ling kent is at a very busy amazon warehouse in robinsville, new jersey. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. amazon is preparing to process millions of packages, this after shoppers had a very strong showing over the thanksgiving holiday weekend. but not everything you see on sale online today will necessarily be a great deal.
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today, making it potentially the biggest online shopping day in history according to the adeeady dij index. a 21% jump over last year. 99 million shoppers headed out to the stores while more than 108 million shopped online, according to the national retail federation. but unlike last year, retailers preparing for a wave of spending on mobile devices. reporting that 60% of online purchases were made about smartphones and tablets during thanksgiving weekend. some of the deepest cyber monday discounts today, walmart offering the apple iphone 5s for just $149. originally $450. at target, 40% off bedding, rugs and throw pillows. at old navy and j. crew, 40% off everything.
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online this year. >> i don't have to deal with the crowds or chaos. i get to sit in the comfort of my home in my pajamas and do all my shopping. >> reporter: experts say if you are planning on splurging today, make a list and ch ecit twice to help you avoid overspending. search the internet for coupon codes to get an extra percentage off. or free shipping. and always be skeptical. >> do your research ahead of time to know which item is the best possible quality for the lowest possible price. that doesn'tea >> reporter: you may think or see that a lot of these cyber monday sales are stretching through the entire week and that is because a lot of traditional brick and mortar retailers like target and walmart are hoping to cut in to amazon's real estate of all of that online shopping. matt? savannah? >> jo, thank you so much. by the way, i'm going to look further into this to tell you ways to find the best deals a little bit later in the show. if you didn't stay up late
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exciting finish to the "sunday night football" game between the broncos and the cleefs. chiefs. start with the game winning kick. the ball bounces off the inside of the left upright but it goes through. chiefs win. 30-27. now, let's rewind a bit. another moment a lot of people are talking about. second quarter. chiefs kick returner finds an opening. watch this. he's going to go all the wayp but watch this. at some point he slows down enough so that he can high five one of his teammates before he goes into the end zone which is a great thing unless someone catches you from behind. luckily it did not happen. i know there's no crying in football but i'm not sure about high-fiving. >> i loved that. he's almost the katie ledecky of football. >> there you go.
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>> we have a lot of interesting stuff going on to start the week off. for example, we've got snow in arizona. your home state, savannah. >> wow! >> this is near flagstaff. i mean it was a mess. all part of the same system. ahead of this system, violent weather being spawned as you look, red cloud, nebraska. we had tornadoes reported. fortunately, no real damage. but, we've got more severe weather to talk about today. right now we've got a marginal to slight people, hail possible, isolated tornadoes. but we've got also an enhanced risk for over 3 million people from alexandria, louisiana, up to tupelo, mississippi, into parts of alabama as well. tornadoes can't be ruled out. this is a very rigorous system. cold front ahead of it. cleveland, cincinnati, ahead of it tonight heavy rain and strong
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the southeast and down south where they have drought conditions. but then we have a secondary low that develops that brings another round of rain into the southeast and eventually into the northeast as we move on into wednesday. rainfall amounts anywhere from two to three inches locally. could be up to five inches. they need this rain so that will be good news. we're going to get to your loc walgreens presents, a holiday mini miracle. hey! hey! ?? this is for you. did you really? didn't have too! ?? 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's your latest weather. >> you said rain on wednesday. >> i did. >> you know that we're the tree. >> are we? had. >> but not with candles. it should be okay. >> okay. >> al, thank you. coming up, the certainly intensifies for whoever allegedly kidnapped the california mother and held her captive for weeks. we're live with new developments on the investigation. and then, three years after leaving scientology, leah remini opens up about what she calls the group's dark side. we'll talk to her about her controversial new documentary
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we're back now, 7:30, monday morning, 28th of november, 2016. this is the christmas tree getting ready for its big debut, here on nbc, we'll be there rain or shine. >> one of the great things about this job, you get to wish your kids happy birthday on tv. so happy birthday. president-elect donald trump is now questioning the results of the popular vote. in a series of tweets he claimed without any evidence that millions voted illegally. trump also labeled hillary clinton's campaign hypocritical
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election recount in wisconsin and perhaps two other states. jury selection begins again today in the federal trial of dylann roof. the man accused of killing nine members of a church in charleston, south carolina. the trial was postponed earlier this month but last week roof was declared competent to stand trial. powerball officials hope the latest jackpot winner will come forward today. one winning ticket from saturday night's drawing worth $421 mill w tennessee. now to the mysterious abduction of a young mother out in california. sherri papini was found alive three weeks after she vanished from a jog. now police are stepping up the search for whoever might have kidnapped her. gadi schwartz has the latest on this. >> reporter: detectives think she was kidnapped right here. missing sign is still up. now it says found, thank you, and welcome home, this as
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have abducted her here, held her for three weeks, then dropped her off over 150 miles away. this is the dark stretch of california highway where drivers saw a frantic sherri papini on the side of the road, shackled and waving for help. she told investigators she had been kidnapped and held by t hispanic. >> she is heavily battered. it is a confirmed kidnapping. >> reporter: over the weekend detectives combed the area trying to find any surveillance video the dark suv believed to have been driven by the captors. but the closest building to where she was found was this church where members say there wasn't much video to see. >> they didn't find anything. >> reporter: the sheriff says so far they've only spoken to papini once in person. >> she had injured. then she was transported to a
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yellow county sacramento area, treated for her non-life threatening injuries, then released. >> reporter: papini is now reunited with her husband who the sheriff sass was ruled out early in it the investigation as a person of interest after passing a lie detector test. her family grateful for the return and the public support but her sister asking for privacy. >> i am just concerned with the healing of my sister. >> reporter: meanwhile in the several days since papini was found, no new the two female kidnappers and no new information on their possible motives. >> have you seen anything that would make you think this was anything but a kidnapping? >> to this point? absolutely not. >> reporter: at last check, over 20 search warrants had been filed. many of them still under seal. 400 hips have been investigated and the sheriff is still asking anyone with information to please come forward. matt and savannah? >> gadi schwartz, thank you very
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weather. looks like a messy map. >> we have a lot of drought to talk about in the southeast but we also have drought here in the northeast as well. so far, little rock's only gotten 1.6 inches. same in jackson. birmingham, less than three-quarters of an inch, and columns less than that. only 18% of the rain they should get. birmingham, jackson, 15%. little rock, one-third of what they need. but in the northeast, talking anywhere from severe to extreme drought. bringing showers in late tomorrow afternoon ahead of this warm tropical air. that's our first shot of showers and thunderstorms. then wednesday there is a secondary system coming up, low pressure moving up from the south bringing strong gusty winds and heavy rain likely on wednesday. look at through friday, talking about anywhere from two to three inches of rain from central new york on in to pennsylvania. and as matt mentioned in the last half-hour, the tree lighting on wednesday! 9:00 p.m.
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but -- as savannah pointed out, it will be mild. that's what's going on >> don't forget, always get your forecast when you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. >> good advice, al. thank you. coming up, former sign intoll gist leah remini speaking out about her escalating war of
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quit the church of scientology three years ago and ever since has been very vocal about her experiences. now she is out with a new documentary that makes accusations about the church's alleged conduct. we'll talk to leah in just a moment, but first her story. >> these are just some of the things the church said about me. >> reporter: leah remini taking the church of scientology to task. >> she needs to move on with her life insteadf exploiting her former religion. >> when you stop [ bleep ] lives and families i'll stop, too. >> reporter: she was an advocate for the church early in her career but more than three years ago has left it all behind and since then hasn't shied away from making serious claims of her own. including in her best selling book, "troublemaker," and on tv. >> we believe in something because it starts out very kind of normal. you can be a better leah. i could be a better mother.
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last week about what she calls the risk of speaking out. >> my story pales in comparison to what happened to other people. how people are bullied into silence. we don't have $3 billion to protect ourselves. right? so what i have is i'm an actress and i'm able to speak. >> reporter: in a statement the church of scientology strongly denied her claims, telling "today," in part, "leah remini needs to move on with her life and career and stop blaming the church and others for all of her personal and profena most of all, she needs to quit promoting hatred and intolerance as a means to line her pockets." >> fight for your family. >> reporter: a war of words between remini and the church of scientology, a controversial religion that's created both friend and foe. leah remini, good morning.
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continuation of this very public battle with scientology. why? >> well, i think it is important. i sat back when you left the church, i wrote my book and i thought i was done. but i was watching what was happening to former members and former high-ranking clergy of the church. i was watching what the church was doing in response. and i just felt i had a responsibility to help out where i could and i'm not a big fan of bullies, so it is part of who i church. this is what they taught me. and so i'm going to continue my fight. but i'm on the right side of that fight now. i just want to send the message that i'm just not going to sit back and allow it to go on. people are talking about their experiences of physical abuse, mental abuse. to it be called a liar, to victimize victims is not okay with me. >> obviously the church denies the allegations. who do you hope sees this? who is this for?
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it is for the people who have spoken out, but it is also for people who just maybe don't have the strength to fight, feel they don't have a voice. it doesn't -- i'm getting a thumbs up back there. so it's really -- i just want to give people strength and not just with this organization but with any bully. i just hope that that's what the message is. >> the first episode gets into your story, what happened t you were a member of this church since you were a little girl. >> most of my life. >> what was it like to leave? >> well, it's difficult to leave. but again, i am on tv because i was an actress and i have a lot of support. so for me, it pales in comparison to what former high-ranking executives had to deal with and what parishioners had to deal with, just average, every day scientologists who dedicated their lives, money and
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now they're suffering for speaking out. >> i think that's something that a lot of people who hear about this think, i don't understand. like if you're in any other church, you don't want to be in it anymore, you just leave. >> right. well, that's the difference here is that if you speak out, you're labeled an enemy to the church and the church has policies on how to deal with its enemies. and they go after them. it's in their own policies. so they don't know any different, as i did when i was if the church. so i understand this. i because you do become a person who's very hateful and you're very judgmental towards anyone who isn't a scientologist. and a critic of sign tollby is dealt with in a very specific way. and that is unlike a real church. >> the church says it doesn't disconnect families or encourage people -- >> well, they're sly. they are sly in that they are
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of disconnection as it's categorized in the press. because if you're not in it your whole life you don't actually know the inner workings of their policies. and their policy is very specific about how you deal with someone who has spoken out about the church of scientology, and there is no option but to disconnect or you will get kicked out of the church. now for members who were in it their whole lives, this is an every day proposition. this is a quarter of a million dollar proposition for the dedication it takes to be a scientologist is a lot. and it's not easy to just walk away. because most people say, why not just get up and leave? well, you're leaving everything you've ever known. you're giving up your whole life because that is what it takes to be a scientologist. then you're going to be losing your family because most of your family and friends are scientologists. >> the church has issued lengthy statements about this documentary.
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them. in fact, your lawyer wrote back to them and said, you've inflicted damage on leah and ask for $1.5 million. the church said that amounts to extortion. >> sure. >> we put the whole statement on, in fairness. what do you say to that accusation that you're in it for money? >> well, i'm not going to get a dime. i've given millions to the church and they have amassed $3 billion. so i think that speaks for itself. i t the organization, how they respond to its critics. it's not just me. it's anyone who has spoken up. everyone is called a liar. everyone is called an apostate. everyone is called the same thing. and i'm in good company. they did it to anderson cooper. they did it to an award winning filmmaker. they did it to an oscar winner. im's in good company. >> did you ever think i don't
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every day i'm like i don't know if i want to do this. it's not an easy thing to do. but i think it is the right thing to do. and i'm not talking about myself. i'm talking about its victims and i feel it is important message and i feel this is the path that i'm supposed to be on at this point in my life. >> leah remini, thank you so much. again, the premier of "scientology and the aftermath" airs tomorrow night on a&e. you can read the church's full what you should never bring to work if you want your
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, cyber monday deals. after a record setting black friday, retailers are gearing up for what could be a huge day online. we'll show you where to fine the best bargains and how to stay safe while you're at it. , ?? we sit down with the all-star cast of "hairspray live," nbc's next live musical, and get the lowdown on the big hair and even bigger music. >> everyone's funny, everyone's happy. and getting in the holiday spirit. ? have yourself a merry little christmas ?? >> josh groban stops by studio
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christmas classic "today," monday, november 28th, 2016. ?? >> celebrating our honeymoon on the plaza! woo! >> from alaska -- >> and maine -- >> because we love al roker! woo! >> hello >> hello, nashville, tennessee! >> we're from florida and we're freezing! woo! nice to meet you. thank you. how are you? we're back now, 8:00 on a monday morning. it is the 28th day of november, 2016. it is beginning to look a lot like christmas around here. nice crowd on a monday morning. the tree in the background.
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>> little tree trivia for you this morning. by the way, we'll save you some money on the holidays. your complete guide to cyber monday bargains. and jill martin has a special "steals and deals." >> and a little snowball fight. first though let's take a look at some headlines. here is "the news at 8." >> reporter: i'm gabe gutierrez in havana already lining up to say good-bye to fidel castro, many roads here already blocked off. he may have turned over his power to his brother a decade ago but in this country, he is still larger than life. this morning, final preparations are under way, havana's revolution square, thousands of cubans are expected to pay their respects to fidel castro, the man who started the revolution. and one of the world's most iconic and controversial
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>> reporter: havana eerily quiet, bars and nightclubs shut down, students gathering in silence during a national nine-day stretch of mourning. >> i think that fidel castro was a good man. he always fought for the rights of cuban people. >> reporter: the first sunday in 13 years that anti-castro protesters known as the ladies in white did not march after church, telling nbc's andrea mitchell that state security police told them to stay home. while critics of the castro government celebrated parts of miami a major question is whether donald trump will reverse recent opening president bush has made in cuba when he takes off. >> is it possible he keeps some of these changes in place? >> nothing is definite. he'll be speaking with his advisors. >> reporter: this as several u.s. airlines are launching new flights to cuba in the coming weeks. >> are you hopeful for the future? >> yes, i am. i have to be. >> reporter: today's events will
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starting on wednesday, the military will escort castro's ashes through the countryside. it is expected to be buried on sunday. >> gabe, thank you very much. now to wisconsin where officials are expected to meet today to consider a specific timetable for recounting that state's presidential votes. the recount was set in motion by green party candidate jill stein with hillary clinton now joining in. other recounts are possible in pennsylvania and michigan. president-elect donald trump sahi outcome of the election. in addition to winning the electoral vote, trump is claiming he won the popular vote if you deduct, in his words, the millions of people who voted illegally. he provided no evidence supporting that claim. new orleans police are looking for two suspects in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in the french quarter. police say an argument escalated into gunfire on sunday unleashing chaos and panic on bourbon street, sending people
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others wounded. that shooting took place in spite of a ramped-up police presence in place for the thanksgiving weekend. coming up, jean chatzky's going to tell you where the best deals are on this cyber monday and how you can shop safe. then on "popstart!" john
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well this here's a load-bearing wall. we'll go ahead and rip that out. that'll cause a lot of problems. hmm. totally unnecessary and it triples the budget. we'll be totally behind schedule, right? (laughs) schedules. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi? double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back: 1% when you buy, and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double. we're back, 8:08. time for what's "trending" today.
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a happy cyber monday. >> thank you. >> it's called getting nothing done at work day. >> i just ordered a dozen illuminators. toilet bowls everywhere. we all know we do it, right? a new survey shows 65% of workers admit to changing their computer screens when online shopping and the boss comes up. because that same survey says 55% of managers say they're all right with it if their employees shop online at work. they're cool just as long as the habit isn't excessive. i think it depends on the kind of work you do. >> are we talking about today or in general? >> when you ask to clarify the question -- >> i don't think you want air traffic controllers doing it.
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in the office. you're sitting at you're desk and then your co-worker sits down at the desk or cubicle next to you. maybe it is pizza, maybe it is popcorn. maybe it is the fish they just took out of the microwave. in a separate survey office workers said foul odors from a co-worker's lunch actually prevents them from doing their job. >> if you're going to put fish in the microwave -- offenders? who brings sardines to the office? >> who cooks them? >> cheese and eggs. >> eggs. >> honestly, who eats sardines? >> with a little spicy mustard. >> on a cracker? >> i'm wrong. i admit. don't send hate e-mail. i loved sardines as a kid.
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anchovies though. >> next time you are making say lamb, dissolve three or four anchovies in the pan first, then cook the lamb in that. >> post it online, al. post it. >> all right. we done with this topic? >> we're hungry now. who do you guys love to follow on instagram? >> kevin hart. i follow everyone at this table on instagram. you have some good ones with vail. i follow all the musicians. >> bleacher report. >> well, apparently "rolling stone" has ranked the 100 best instagram accounts. here are the ones topping the list. this is not surprising. kim kardashian.
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beyonce. are you ready for number four? >> give us. >> the tsa. yes. the transportation security administration -- yes. okay? it wins for the posts showing all the crazy items people try to bring on planes. for example, this plated dragon claw. someone put that in their checked baggage. >> you don't want that in carry-on. >> what do you do with nothing good. a large dagger hidden inside the replica of the eiffel tower. or what about this gas mask adorned with bullets? it was stuffed into a carry-on bag. "rolling stone" calls the posts fascinating and entertaining.
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guy. tamron, save us. >> here we go, guys. if you saw john mayer on an airplane recently, here's why. he started watching nbc's hit show, "this is us." the family drama winning rave reports for beautiful story telling. over the weekend john tweeted this, just saw first episode of "this is us" and i'm hooked. crying and hooked. not even w the next episodes. just gonna let this first ones create tracks for an even more -- >> what's that mean? >> one of the show's stars, mandy moore, spotted the tweet and wrote back, glad you're digging it. john responded beyond dig.
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ever -- watching it on an airplane. >> you and "the notebook." >> one weak moment. jennifer lopez, another favorite around here. over the weekend j. lo hit the town in miami with her friend and jennifer got caught dancing. like no one was watching. ?? >> stop. >> moment of silence. >> what do you got? >> happy thanksgiving. >> i love that we were like no one was watching. who wouldn't be watching j. lo in those pants? come on. you guys got nothing?
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i'm going to go do weather. seems like a very good idea. listen, this is not anthony's fault. they put him back there and you -- what are you going to do? that's my man. we've got the tale of two countries depending on where you are, the jet stream. up to the north, detroit, nine degrees above average. new york city, 52. then you go out west, salt lake city, phoenix, arizona, 60 degrees. tomorrow, more of the same. minneapolis, ten degrees above average. tucson is about ten degrees colder. you look later this week, temperatures start dropping. omaha, memphis, charlotte, philadelphia, by friday you're down to 52 degrees. that's what's going on around
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>> where am i going next, anthony? orange room? okay. >> there you go, now to more on the cyber monday rush. retailers are rolling out a new batch of bargains to win your business. check it out. they're already business filling orders at this amazon center over in new jersey. so where should you look for the best deals and maybe more importantly, how can you protect your information while you're shopping online? here to break it all down is "today" financial editor jean chatzky. good morning. happy holidays. >> you, too. >> so the weekend was crazy busy. record are sales. so there are two schools of
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either shoppers are just getting warmed up or they're all tapped out there are. >> i think they're just getting warmed up. they are projecting 122 million people will shop online today. that's a bump from last year and they're expecting $3.36 billion in sales. that would beat black friday which came if at 3.34 billion mr. but it is a tight race. >> so when you go online today and you are looking for bargains, are you going to find prices that are better than you could have found on bla friday? >> it depends where you're shopping. we've got different sales today. some of them are not quite as good. some of them are better. we're seeing more sales that are site-wide sales. so 50% off at the gap plus an extra buck. 50% off at banana republic. 40% off j. crew. the one people are most excited about is 15% off target, plus you get the extra bump if you use the credit card. >> is this all day long or
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in just a second. but there are different sales that will roll out through the day, particularly on sites like amazon. >> let's say i'm going to do some shopping. what are the items that i simply have to buy today? >> if you are looking for one of those 4k tv, deals are pretty good again, like on black friday. same with computers. you'll get slightly different models. with these electronics, it is very important to check reviews and features just to make sur we're starting to see really deep dives on winter apparel. boots have been very big this holiday season. books. and lots of travel deals. >> airfare, hotels, those sort of things. >> particularly airfare if you are trying to fly overseas, deals to europe. expedia is rolling out a lot of deals on its app. >> say i go online, buy an item, i think i've gotten a great price. how do i know i've gotten the lowest possible price? >> i like an app called camel
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why? why? >> because it tracks historical prices on amazon which is a very good barometer. you'll see if it's ever been sold at a lower price. but you also want to make sure that you're doing all of these things, because people are contacting you in different ways. they're rolling out their deals through e-mails, on social media, and on their own particular apps. all about downloading their app. >> we can't talk about the good without talking about the possible bad. in addition to great deals out there today, there's fraud out there. how do you make sure ye >> let's talk about those apps specifically. in the app store we've had a big problem this holiday season with fraudulent apps. you want to make sure that when you download an app to shop at a particular merchant, you're getting the real app. you can tell because the real app won't have reviews or faulty english. it will have reviews. if you've got no reviews on an app at all, that's a problem. and if you don't see any previous versions of an app,
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>> going online, i'm going to be putting a lot of personal information on to websites. how do i protect myself? >> no matter what device you are shopping on, your phone lap to be, or tablet, if you haven't downloaded the latest version. don't shop on a public wi-fi. debit cards have zero protection. it is a hassle. just stick to one credit card. it gives you a place to track all of your shopping. >> a lot to think about on cyber mourned. jean, thank you very much. guys? >> we're just shopping online. >> you're on some gamer website over here. guys, the next big musical on nbc that's live is one week away. >> this time it is the cult classic "hairspray." it is set back in 1962. it tells the story of a teenager who wins a spot on a popular
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>> nbc's joe fryar sat down with what you'll see is a star-studded cast. >> reporter: "hairspray live" promises to be a musical flurry of big hair, bright makeup, loud wardrobe, and energy. >> everyone sounds amazing, everyone's funny, everyone's happy. it's too much. >> everyone is excited. it's inspiring. like we have bounce off each other. >> reporter: the all-star cast features jennifer grande, derek hough. >> they kept naming the cast, i was like, no, what? >> reporter: they offered up a sneak peek at the macy's thanksgiving day parade performing "you can't stop the beat." ?? ? you can't stop the beat you can't stop the beat ?? >> this group has so much experience performing in front of crowds, whether it is on broadway or in concerts.
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live with millions watching. >> is anyone nervous? gee, when you put it that way. not until you kind spoiled it for us. >> what makes it so special is that it is live. so i think that any imperfections that it the audience might see will actually enjoy. >> reporter: joining these familiar faces, newcomer maddie ballio. a few moments ago she was a college student who opened and open casting call with 1,000 other actresses. >> the role of tracy in nbc's by maddie ballio. >> do you feel like you're dreaming? >> every day i wake up and i can't believing i'm actually here. >> he said i just have to say that i think maddie was born to play this part. and that's what he said about
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i know. >> thanks for telling me that. keep it coming. >> it's true. >> which one is maddie? >> martin short played maddie's dad which also makes him firestein's husband. >> absolutely. and i was going to do it in this voice and then i realized harvey had that voice. so i had to -- i've had to rethink the entire character. >> arianna, you are a self-professed theater geek. right? very much so. >> so this must be an incredible opportunity? >> it's such a dream. it's truly like inspiring and exciting and electrifying. it wakes you up. yeah. >> i'm seeing one of the biggest pop stars in the world be excited about theater. it is so cool for me. >> reporter: it is set in 1960s baltimore. for all its upbeat music and laughs focuses oen a serious topic -- racial segregation.
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media just the other day, blows my mind how relative this story is today. >> it is. you know, like even in this, we are marching. we're petitioning. you're trying to find a way to come together, trying to go against the odds of diversity and, you know, like bring each other together. now to be here today to see like, geez, this is too familiar. >> it is going to be so hard not to cry i am moved to tears every single time. >> what's the message you hope people get out of this? >> i think the understanding that we're all different. that's what makes us brilliant as a race, as a country. >> i hope people remember, too, that the arts have the power to change lives. that's really what the message is, i think. >> reporter: powerful ideas wrapped in a live and lively three-hour spectacle.
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>> just like here, live. no net. >> i was thinking like my stomach hurts -- by the way, what we do is not like that. we use a prompter. but can you imagine? >> but they've got kristin chenoweth. they've got a bunch of broadway stars. they'll be great. >> catch "hairspray live" wednesday, 8:00 eastern, 7:00 central, right here on nbc. >> you were singing! just ahead, talented singers. come on
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welcome to "today," everyone. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie. >> you may be thinking, there's something a little different about these two. >> that's because we got animation makeovers by ill lum nati illumination. >> i like the look. >> you look good. >> they made me a stork. >> they made me a bull. they didn't tell us what they were going to make us. >> that was fun! we'll tell you more about that. >> we'll tell you what it takes to pull off that animated movie magic. josh groban is here. we're already taking in his beautiful sound. also he is going to perform a holiday song for us. then we'll help you with
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not online. jill martin has you set up with all the "steals and deals" all week long. bargains for the women in your life. gorgeous! >> come on, super man. bring the weather. al roker's got the forecast. for the week ahead, you can see strong storms midsection of wet weather in the pacific northwest. a lot of wet weather along the eastern seaboard but we need the rain. rain in the pacific northwest. showers in the plains. by thursday, things dry out though we do see rain returning through the gulf coast and snows in the mountains. now temperature wise, much above normal in the eastern half of the country below normal as you get into the west. midweek it stays warm in the east, cooler out west including
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below normal out west. above normal great lakes, into northern new york and new england. >> that's your latest weather. get the forecast any time you need, head to our pals at the weather channel on cable. tamron? >> announcer: "share kindness" is sponsored by the y. supporting kids, families and communities for a better us. al, thank you very much.
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here at "today," we are launching our second annual share kindness campaign. so together with our sponsor, the y, we'll be shining a spotlight on stories of empathy and generosity throughout the month all while working toward the goal of inspiring 1 million acts of kindness. the y, of course, is a great organization that helps strengthen communities year round. we'll kick things off by committing 10,000 acts of kindness at ys across the country. but, of course we need your help, too. in order to reach that 1 million, go to and use the #sharekindness. let's get the kind in mess conversation started. head to "today's" facebook page and share the kindest thing someone has done for you. we'll be tracking your responses. each one bringing us closer to that million acts of kindness mark. let's do it all together. all right, tamron. thank you so much. this was day one of our extra special holiday edition of
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help you achieve a stress-free holiday. >> every single day we're going to have a bargain for every single person on your list. today we begin this amazing segment. for your moms, sisters. >> all the girls in your life. i have you covered. start first with the hat and gloves and scarf. everything's 100% cashmere. the retail $160. you either get the hat and the gloves, or you get the scarf. different colors, different patterns. go >> either the hat/gloves, or the starve. >> how do these fit? >> try that on. >> i actually have a big head and it fits. >> oh, you do? >> yeah. 7 3/4. >> i'm just going to try one on. >> the neiman marcus and sax, retail $160. >> oh, it fits. >> yes!
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>> jewelry always big. >> one of our favorites! jennifer miller. >> retail $225. this is a choice again. the "it" bangle which you can stack. retail $225 for either, or this delicate drop necklace. it is 14-karat white gold or yellow gold plating. the necklace is adjustable. you can wear it as a choker, longer, you then the -- these are great, again, stacked. i love mixing metals. >> what's the price? >> retail $225. this deal -- $59 for either. >> what! $59 for one bangle or one necklace. let's go to the handbag department. >> retail $498. it is called the joy bag, appropriate for the holiday. available in six colors. there is organization inside. you can take the strap off which
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>> it's cute. >> $498, the deal $99. 80% off. >> what! that's crazy! >> bear with me here. these are french. it is a basket of senses. retail, $56.50 to you either get one hand soap, a hand and body lotion and a hand cream -- or, the second set is two soaps. the deal -- $17. up to 71% off. >> wow! >> what's great about this, you can split it up into different gifts. >> your mom always does that. she says my mom gets the set,
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>> it is very efficient. the retail$425. classic cultured pearls, either white or pink or peacock black. it's almost like ombre here. celebrity fans of the brand include taylor swift and michelle obama. retail, $425. the deal, $79. 81% off. >> i love this. >> so pretty. this can actually double as a coaster. a beautiful coaster. these candles, retail $112. this is two pieces. you get two, and mix and match. retail $112. the deal $33.50 for two. >> thank you so much. once again, hat and gloves set and scarves, julie from jennifer miller.
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candles from panier. little h and xela aroma. coming up next, we're going to get animated. we will take you behind the scenes of the new movie "sing"
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welcome back, everybody. we kick off this half-hour with this great animation of matt and savannah. transformed into cartoon characters by the folks at illumination. >> they are the makers of this upcoming movie "sing." what goes into a few seconds of
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>> they told me i was going to be the duck. we sent keir simmons to find out. >> everyone in this city gets a shot at being a star. ?? >> reporter: "sing" is a movie about, as you might expect -- singing. ? ride like the wind ?? >> reporter: like matthew mcconaughey, reese witherspoon, scarlet johansson. >> there's something a little different about these two. >> reporter: i recognize those voices. to find out how they make this unlikely transformation, i headed to an unlikely place. ah, paris. ??
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where i met the director of "sing" on his way to work. matthew mcconaughey, reese witherspoon. >> they're amazing. but the real divas, if i'm honest, matt and savannah. >> yes. this is where the magic happens. >> reporter: movie magic. blockbusters were made here at illumination studios by an army of animators. bonjour, everybody. >> great animated character. is a really great vocal performance. >> you know what's great about hitting rock bottom? there's only one way left to go -- and that's up! >> reporter: and like the stars of the movie, matt and savannah need to deliver. little pressure, guys. >> let's do it. >> take one. >> this is take one. >> welcome to "today," everyone.
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>> that was perfect. okay but we need to do it again. >> could do better. >> you may be thinking there's something a little different about these two. >> that's because we got animation makeovers. >> savannah definitely giving us somt oxygen. trying to inspire matt. she used to be a dancer maybe. >> could you do hand thing again? >> welcome to "today," everyone. i'm matt lauer guthrie. >> bingo! >> once matt and savannah had chosen their animal characters, this guy working with just her voice, state of the art software around a $20 mirror to get her expressions right, it is bringing savannah, the stork, to life. where's matt? along the hall, another team is at work. so half the performance is being done by moses here. the other half is being done by nicholas over there.
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>> welcome to "today," everyone. >> he's got an laid-back, in-control die dialect. >> welcome to "today," everyone. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie. >> you may be thinking there's something different about these two. >> that's because we got animation makeovers. >> i'm telling you, i like the new look. >> he looks good. we'll be right back. >> reporter: it took just five guys less than a month to do 20 seconds, think how much work goes into a whole movie like "sing"? >> it is very much a celebration of music. of all music. ? oh my gosh look at her butt ?? >> reporter: and there's one last thing. in the movie, all the stars like scarlett johansson, sing their own songs. so you're recording the matt and
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because we're worried that they would make our cast look bad. >> reporter: so matt and savannah, if you are ever hoping to make it in the movies, there's a guy across the pond who's waiting for your call. for "today," keir simmons, nbc news, paris. >> pretty cool. >> i don't remember choosing our animals. >> i don't think i would have picked stork. >> would you have picked rag bull? >> no. >> that was fun! looks like an amazing movie. >> "sing" from illumination entertainment and our sister company, universal, opens on december 21st. coming up next, speaking of singing, a special live holiday
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>> i did something once. it was an honor.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. josh groban has sold more than 25 million records around the world. now he's taking broadway by storm, starring in pierre and the great comet of 1812. if that's not enough, he's got brand-new holiday music as well. josh, always good to have you here. >> good to be here. >> broadway. you admitted to me. >> broadway. it was my original dream. i got sidetracked into this music business thing which has been the greatest experience of my life. but to finally be getting to this amazing community and be doing it with a show i love this much as been an absolute thrill.
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performance, "as for mr. gropen making his broadway debut, he's merely adequate. he's simply wonderful." >> that's great. the music is so fun. i get to grow a beard for the fir time really in my life. when i did "fiddler on the roof" in junior high i could not grow one. >> i have one of the most popular holiday albums ever. what's this song mean to you? >> it's been released that record and it's been a minute since i recorded anything holiday. i felt like this is a song i've wanted to sing for a long time. i owe it to my fans to do one after a while. >> happy to have you here. ladies and gentlemen, josh groban. ??
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christmas let your heart be wise ? ? from now on our troubles will be out of sight ? have yourself a merry little christmas keep the yuletide gay ? ? from now on our troubles will be out of sight ? ? have yourself
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keep the yuletide gay ? ? from now on our troubles will be miles away ? ? here we are as in olden days happy golden days of yore ? ? faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more ? ? through the years we all will be together if the fates allow ? ? hang a shining star upon the highest bough ? ? and have yourself a merry little
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? through the years we all will be together if the fates allow ? ? hang a shining star upon the highest bough ? ? and have yourself a merry little christmas now ?? >> woo! >> now i'm in the holiday spirit. josh groban, thank you.
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broadway in "the great comet" and wednesday night during our tree lighting of the tree here in rockefeller center. >> that's right. >> thank you so much. happy holidays. up next, the young winner of "america's got talent," grace
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hearts on her way to winning "america's got talent." >> she's about to release her new ep, "perfectly imperfect." i loved seeing you at thanksgiving. was it fun being in a parade? is. >> absolutely. it was freezing but it was so worth it. >> i want to thank you, too, because my nieces were there and you did one of these. and you made -- >> when i came in here, you came up to me, you you at the thanksgiving day parade. i was like, i know. we locked eyes. >> how was your thanksgiving? >> real nice. we have a real thanksgiving like the day after. we absolutely had our real like thanksgiving. but that day we just like went -- i think we went to like a steakhouse. >> all right. cool. >> nice. how exciting is it to have this music coming out? >> really exciting. i can't wait for people to hear
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>> no. no. >> i love your ukulele. >> can you play us to the break zp is. >> >> yeah. ? i don't know my name ?
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this morning on "today's take," cyber mourned. we'll show you the hottest online deals, including a big give-away. then we've got a super soup to warm you right up. and from america's got talent to our stage, the amazing grace vanderwaal coming up. welcome to a monday morning, november 28th, 2016. i'm al, along with tamron and good buddy of ours, co-hosting today. fred graham. >> thank you so much. 16 years after my first time coming on this show. happy to be here.
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fast. >> and does not age. >> i love the title entertainment expert. does that mean when you were like 5 years old you were going around scoring cartoons that you watched? >> were you in my house? always obsessed with music and tv and movies. i was reading "billboard" magazine as a 10-year-old. i knew all the actors nominated. i was a dork. >> you probably could not wait to get the fall preview edition of "tv guide." >> for me it was more entertainment weekly. >> one last movie that you had to pick, one -- before the lights go out on this life, what would you watch? >> ooh. i loved "lost in translation." i am a huge bill murray fan. that movie speaks to me. when i'm in a not-so-great mood i can put it on and feel
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you just now. >> how was your thanksgiving? >> i had a great thanksgiving. i was up with my family in westchester county in yorktown heights. >> i used to live there. there's my family right there. i feel very lucky that going to my parents' house is something that i look forward to. it just makes me feel very safe and secure. we had 14 people total. >> i love that well orchestrated family photo. my family photo -- bunny someone backfliping. >> very symmetrical. very uniform family. >> how was patti labelle's? >> i took the train to philly. i watched you guys on the parade, then went up to philadelphia to visit patti labelle. i brought some pictures. this is me and patti labelle. her dog. super spoiled. i now have to figure out how to frame this. she had it in the rear part of her house near the swimming pool.
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just everywhere. then -- that was the setting. you walk in and it is patti labelle's house. but i hadn't seen her yet. she just saunters out like a patti labelle gown thing. then she takes the at her own party and she sings at her own party. >> we all like goosebumps. i gave her the gift, patti labelle's the most famous cook. what do i take patti labelle for a gift? i had these boots custom made from this french designer. he makes shoes for lenny kravitz and all these rock stars. i took her these thigh-high boots because she had seen them on me and he made her a custom
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labelle's next thanksgiving. as a parting gift she gives you a pie when you leave the house. i was in the car eating the pie. >> because you were in the pie business. >> patty's pie went viral. you worked. >> though it is not work. it is an honor to be part of this holiday tradition. >> yeah. absolutely. >> i mean i grew up watching this. again, as many of us did. i always begged my dad -- >> you were photobombed by spongebob. >> of course my kids have been coming for years. courtney, the oldest, slept in. although she joined us later for dinner. >> lela's hair. is that ombre? >> yes. then we went to dinner at danielle. had a very nice thanksgiving. >> that's a beautiful family. can you believe your kids are this old now?
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have obviously somebody who's working. i'll have a college freshman and a high school freshman. >> what will you do with all this time? >> oh, bring it! >> you have time for holiday entertainment. >> nick and i went to see "moana" this weekend which was spectacular. >> what's the story line? >> she's a young girl destined to be chief of her village. and -- but there's an environmental catastrophe going on thatas voiced by dwayne johnson. she goes on a quest to find him and set things right. >> that is so cute. the movie brought in $81 million over the five-day weekend. >> that's the number two top thanksgiving weekend opening, ever. "frozen," $93 million. it didn't get quite there. but obviously this has struck a chord with people. lin-manuel miranda did the music.
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actually get into "hamilton." >> the story we were talking earlier, she's obviously in that genre of the disney princess but one that doesn't need a love interest, just goes out -- >> she's doing her own thing. that's the new formula there. there was a study on fact that girls now identify more with the princess saving actually the guy or not needing to be all. my nieces who are 7 and 10 are all about this -- it is not a forced down your throat kind of thing. this is a very natural girl and this is what we do. the next big opening, "star wars" rogue one. did you see the trailer? >> tickets are on sale today. hits theaters december 16th. buy advanced tickets. >> go online, buy your ticket
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thing. there is a new app called atom tickets. you can even preorder your popcorn. >> can you do it now? >> get on it. those are going to sell out. >> is this the official start of the holiday movie season? >> some people say november 1st. some people say thanksgiving week. some people say now. >> what should we be looking for? >> this is like playoff season for me, right? i love the movie with nicole kidman and dev patel from "slumdog millionaire." it is a powerful story. bring your kleenex. the little boy who anchors the first half of the movie is phenomenal. that's my favorite. but "la la land" comes out in a couple of weeks, a musical with ryan gosling and emma stone. the two of them can sing and can dance. >> ryan sings, too? >> yes. >> he does everything! >> he started out in the mickey
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this is kind of back to his roots, in a way. i would call this front-runner to win best picture oscar. the other movie is "fences." this is the movie adaptation of another play. viola davis and denzel washington. give her viola davis the best supporting actress now. >> i saw denzel's perform broadway. just unbelievable. >> both of them are incredible. denzel directed it, too, by the way. >> my list is very unusual, i think. i saw "nocturnal animals." it is super dark. it's emotional roller coaster. it is all kinds of levels of not holiday but it is so amazing. it's -- my heart was pounding. jake gyllenhaal, phenomenal.
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but how you temper this -- every night leading up to christmas i watch "love actually." it's been a ritual. i put it in. i'll pause it. i don't watch the whole film. i just watch it in increments. >> never seen it. >> i can't live like this. >> best christmas movie ever! >> you have to go a long way to top "elf." >> i don't think so. but i will watch opening scene of "love actually," you are at the airport and it reminds you of that moment when you are greeting a loved one. >> we didn't fly. up next, just like the movie, all roads lead to forrest gump? i don't even know what that means. and you never know what you're going to get when tom hanks recreates his famous scene. we'll show you what happens with tom as i guess a flashback. "love actually. colleen loves helping the environment.
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back now with more of "today's take." commercial break learned al roker actually has seen "love actually." >> i actually have. >> and what happened? >> it's okay. >> you did say you may have been in a bad mood. >> i think i was in bad mood. >> give it a second chance. >> i've got other movies to watch. >> what's does tom hanks say? >> one of my favorite shows from across the pond.
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tom gets amazing stars. tom hanks was on and proves that he is all that and a box of chocolates. check it out. >> could you do the line from forrest gump where he suddenly discovers how much he likes running? >> i would be happy to do it but you must show the lady with the cue card because people will think that i've actually memorized this. there is a lady with a cue card. now you wouldn't believe me if i told the wind blows. from that day on if i was going somewhere, i was running gump. >> he talked about how rita wilson loves his forrest gump tush. tom was in terrific shape. not now but he worked out for this role. and she said she enjoys that. >> he didn't have it memorized
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"big" memorized. he often gives speeches in hollywood and never has notes. very impressive guy. >> that's an interesting factoid about him. >> staying in britain, kellogg's official facebook in the uk and ireland creating a brunch controversy. the recipe suggesting -- >> read it. >> avocado stuffed with feta cheese -- >> and cornflakes. >> attempt -- >> we're actually trying this right now? >> may i say, this cornflakes look different. >> well, okay. this is the big breakfast. first of all, it is dry. it's dry off the top. you can't even cornflakes by the mass with no milk or something.
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absolutely horrible. >> the problem is nothing really has -- avocado doesn't have a strong flavor. >> feta cheese is like you left cottage cheese out. >> it falls apart. >> this is so british. in america we'd have cheese on it. >> avocado toast, little slice of avocado, some garlic. >> maybe that breakfast wasn't so >> weather. >> see what we got going on. we've got some strong storms today going to be firing up. snow back through the plains. we've got strong storms from chicago all the way down the gulf coast where we have an enhanced risk of strong storms in the lower gulf. stayy chilly out west with temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below average, warmer than average here in the northeast and gulf coast states. we look for the strong storms and enhanced risk of very heavy
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beautiful up and down the >> that's your latest weather. i did not want the day to get away without remembering our dear, dear friend, florence henderson, who passed away on thanksgiving day. course, we all know her from playing carol brady. but in 1959, her connection with this show was formed. she was the very first "today girl." doing the weather, fashion and
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and then 40 years later she comes back and co-hosts "later today" which was the precursor to this 9:00 show. she just was wonderful. >> hilarious person. >> just a -- such a delight to be around. she was 82 years young. we will miss her so, so very much. >> one of those perks of the job. we all watch it as kids, then one day you are alongside someone you watched. up next, your one-stop shopping for cyber mourned. we started through the online deals. we've done the work for you because we're friends and that's what's friends do. we'll show you the best deals. plus, one retailer's big give-away. what are they giving away? what are they giving away? i hope that's one of the things. if you suffer from a dry mouth, then you'll know how uncomfortable it can be. what are they giving away? i hope that's one of the things. but did you know that the lack of saliva can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath?
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the honey in honey nut cheerios likes to take its sweet time. [sighs] that's why we make them for you. here you go, the spare! the spare, no, i don't want to put anybody out. nonsense! we lend it to everybody. some people we hardly know. ?? tomorrow's the day we'll play something besides video games. every day is a gift especially for people with heart failure. but today there's
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and kick your holiday shopping plan into high gear. >> editorial director of "latina" magazine is here with a round-up of the hottest cyber monday deals. >> good morning, robin. you look beautiful. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. it is a big shopping day but 122 million americans will shop online this year making cyber mourned one of the biggest shopping days of the year which is crazy. we have tons of deals. >> the samsung 65-inch hdtv. >> this is a 4k tv. it is a smart tv. you can stream music and movies. this one usually retails for $2,200. get it today at for $999. is having half off their samsung -- >> $999? >> $1,000. $1,200 off.
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>> how about the kindle. >> this is the biggest deal for kindle all year. this is $50. usually retails for 80. also books, up to 85% off their books. >> this del inspiron. >> it is $179. this is amazing if you want one for your kids or an extra one for your home. has microsoft so this is great. >> i have one of these in every room in my home. >> this is the newest thing. this is mini but it is mighty. it is a $50 off but it is -- you can play it in different rooms. has remote control. >> i actually gave those out for christmas last year. now we are up for our home. what are we starting with here? >> these are earth shattering deals right here. >> 258-piece tool set?
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available as craftsman. everything they need. it is usually $400. today it is $140. that's over $50 off. >> people love these keurigs. >> keurig is having a site-wide deal. and also free shipping. not only coffee but they have hot cocoa and tea which is really awesome. it deal. >> really. you can't go wrong. people love this. moving over slowly. slowly to the kid's part of this. what do you have? >> this is the american girl. just right up street. it is the most iconic doll collection ever. really amazing deal these dolls right here. you get the mini one for only $14. book set for only $14. those are great deals.
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this accessory is a little sleeping tent. isn't it super fun? your dolls can camp out. it is only $42 which is over a 50% discount. >> it is normally $85. >> radio flyer's doing different deals every two hours? >> if you go to, every two hours they are giving deals. at 10:00 you can get some of the most popular wagons up to 50% off. you just got to keep checking in for those deals. >> one more >> radio flyer is giving away five of these tesla s cars. these are the kid replicas of the actual teslas which are amazing. you can go forward if you want. this is augie. >> apparently he's out of gas. >> this is a $500 retail. they are giving five away.
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this morning on "today food," all about soups and stews, perfect meals for this time of career. here with a perfect recipe for italian bean soup, we're glad a great winter dish. >> it's so much easier after thanksgiving. before everybody's so busy. just one pot cooking really easy. we have pinto beans, you can use any kind of beans. >> not a lot of -- >> really, really easy. i wish everyone could smell it. it is so fragrant. i've been cook onions for seven minutes or so.
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let that go another three or four minutes. soak the beans at least eight hours. >> could you in a pinch used canned? >> it is on the directions. you could take those beans, put them in cold water, bring them to a boil for two minutes and then let them sit for an hour and it is the same. >> oh. really? >> i learned that from reading the box. >> we love you! >> >> i have chicken stock. chicken stock. >> you could use vegetable stock? >> absolutely. there's pancetta inside there as well. or turkey bacon. we let that cook for about 45 minutes or so. we take off about one-quarter of the beans. the pancetta we take out, we
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i'm not going to do this since i like your dress. we just buzz this until it is pureed. you could strain it if you want. you don't have to. then you could put those beans directly back inside. this is what you end up with. >> you drizzle a little olive oil. >> this is amazing. >> a little parsley. no cream. i will add some extra virgin olive oil on there. this is to erase the memory of that avocado cornflakes thing. so thank you for that. >> you could double this. would it freeze well? >> very well. this is a great thing to freeze. i keep it in the refrigerator for my kids. i just made it on thanksgiving
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>> we do know you got your big break as bad boy malcolm winters. and in 2000 daytime emmy award for your role. >> look at my hair and look at my teeth. i'm not going to lie. once i got a check that was a little more money, i went and got these bad boys done. that little crooked thing was not happening. >> he then began fighting crime as derek morgan on you ended your 11-season run earlier this year. >> that's 650 episodes right there. now shemar is starring in it the new film "the bounceback" playing a relationship expert who helps people find love again. >> you know i'm about to go do my seminar. you really should come. >> no, no, i'm cool. i have a perfectly healthy love life. >> please. no, you don't. >> how do you know? >> you're a grown man who's never been in love.
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>> a famous girlfriend would be nice. think about it. up and coming relationship guru comes into a love thing with a famous hollywood actress. sounds good, don't it? do it. >> i can just say i'm such a fan. i am finally on "today" show. >> you've nef been on the "today" show? >> not like this. not front and center with all y'all. this is great. my mom is dancing around her kitchen right now. "that's my baby baby." mr. roker in the building. mr. roker in the building. >> after something like "criminal minds," was this a conscious effort to maybe change it up a little bit? >> what's fun for me, denzel washington once upon a time was on "st. elsewhere." he left. george clooney was on "e.r." once upon a time and look what they've become. i'm not them but i always say
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here is just a silly, fun story about love. we didn't re-invent the wheel but we found an original silly, fun way to tell it. don't care how old you are, what color you are, this is just a feel-good silly good time. >> you got to work on the enthusiasm. >> you just told us everything we needed to know with one answer. >> i hope so! >> and you play a dad for the first time. >> yes. that's very cool. thank you for bringing that up. haven't seen, on "criminal minds," i was engaged, married and had a baby in like three episodes. but in "the bounceback" you actually get to see me try to be the cool dad who ends up being the corny dad. from the bad handshakes to the dance moves. but on a serious note the young lady, beautiful, naja, she was 13 when she shot the movie. so talented.
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few months we found out she's been diagnosed with stage 4 hotchkins lymphoma. so it is sad -- but -- but, through it all it's become very inspiring. her spirit, her fire is crazy. her joy. she's lost her hair through the chemo, but she's in the 85 percentile of beating it. my mother has multiple sclerosis. now with "bounce back" big i've partnered with children's miracle network hospitals so we are raising money and awareness to help her and her bills and her treatment but we're aware of millions of other kids so i'm going around the country to different hospitals meeting these kids, giving them the hugs, giving them the pound and letting them know that me and the children's miracle network are going to raise money so that they make it to see another day. >> it is a movement. "the bounce back" hits theaters december 9th.
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ukulele. grace vanderwaal, recently crowned champion of "america's got talent" has a great tune called "i don't know my name" which earned her comparisons to taylor swift. >> amazing. now the 12-year-old is about to release her debut ep which is called "perfectly imperfect." and it is out this friday. >> grace, you are heels but you are on the heels of 13. your birthda january. you still feel like a teenager? how are you handling it all? >> honestly, i never went into the seventh grade. i am now home schooled. and like i'm stuck in sixth grade like i can't get it out of my mind. you know? you know when like you have like i have a birthday, you are like oh, hi, i'm 9 -- 10. the thing is, i don't correct myself.
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i'm really stuck into it. i can't get into like seventh grade. >> you've got time. >> we're glad you're are which is right here. what are you going to play for us? >> "i don't know my name." ? i don't know my name ? i don't play by the rules of the game so you say i'm just trying just trying ? ? so i heard you are my sister's friend you get along quite nicely ? you ask me why i cut my hair and
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i don't know my name i don't play by the rules of the game ? so you say i'm just trying just trying ? i went from bland and popular to joining the marching band ? ever have in my lifetime ? i am lost trying to get found ? in an ocean of people please don't ask me any questions there will be a valid answer i'll just say ?
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don't play by the rules of the game ? so you say i'm just trying just trying ? i now know my name snits i don't play by the rules of the game ? so you say i'm not trying but i'm trying ? to find my way ?? >> woo! >> grace vanderwaal. that was wonderful! >> wonderful. >> your lovely mom is right over there. tina. >> i said come on over, mom. >> the new ep, "perfectly imperfect." out this friday. but first, this is "today" on
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all right, young augie got his motor running, pedal to the metal. he's got the tesla. remember, radio flyer's giving away five of them today for cyber monday. good luck getting one of those. now to our 23rd annual "today" show toy drive. through the years their helping us get toys to underprivileged children all over the country. good morning, good to see you guys. >> thank you. such a pleasure to be with you here this morning. >> tell me a little bit about the donation. >> this is just a few companies that are donating this year. you'll have them on many segments throughout the holiday season. so this is origami owl donating
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we have a wonderful book from barefoot books. they're donating a bunch of those. ethan has some bunch boxes. jordan essentials is going to do some amazing bath and body products. jack has usafa doing water bottles and also some terrific skin care. great lunch bags, totes and many, many other companies. >> why is it so important for your members to donate to this every year? >> we've don over the years. we just can't think of a better way to affect the lives of the children and their families. >> you can donate online. >> we want to thank you for explain that to me again please. alright, here's the deal. i'm gonna pretend i'm with the irs.
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that'll scare you into giving me a whole bunch of your money. i also need your social security number, too, because then i can really take you to the cleaners. unfortunately, it's never this obvious. that's why we're here. dedicated to protecting ohio families against frauds and scams.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and everybody. november 28th. cyber monday. hope you had a really fabulous and blessed thanksgiving with your friends and family. and it's all about shopping, seems to me today. >> today's that day. clickity clack. >> it cass saturday. saturday was -- small-town -- >> small business saturday. >> you're right. and friday was -- >> what the heck is tomorrow? >> what is tomorrow? by the way -- >> tuesday.


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