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super failure. the congressional super committee concedes its defeat i, triggering millions of cuts in programs. with so much at stake, why couldn't lawmakers make a deal? an nbc exclusive, a young man who was mentored by former penn state coach jerry sandusky for six years speaks out for the first time. he says he was never the victim of abuse but claims their relationship did become uncomfortable. >> as i grew older and you know, i did kind of think it was a little weird. >> his story in his own words. "today," tuesday november 22nd, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning.
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i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. according to the latest estimates i've seen, about 42 million of us are going to be traveling away from home on the whole day weekend. >> if you're among those masses heading out today or tomorrow you might want to leave yourself extra time because powerful storm systems are impacting conditions on the roads and potentially airports on both coasts. it's especially bad in the south where highways have been shut down due to widespread flooding. al is on the way, we'll get his forecast coming up straight ahead. actor hugh grant testifies in the british phone hacking inquiry and blasts the tabloid press claiming they menaced his family for years and even broke into his home. what's thanksgiving really like at martha stewart's house? matt, al, natalie and i accepted her invitation to find out. boy. stay tuned to are that, coming up. >> let's just say it was a good thing, she would say. we've got a live concert out on the plaza from legendary
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singer/songwriter carole king. this is just part of our holiday week of great music here on "today." we begin with the weather and its impact on the busy travel rush. >> good morning, ann and matt. you're looking at the power of water, this is arkansas, i-30 was closed for a good period of time yesterday, even the backup road flooded out as people tried to make their way to get started on that holiday weekend. this same area is going to be impacted again today and it stretches from texas all the way up into new england, over the next 24 to 48 hours. here's where we have the risk of severe storms, houston, new orleans, montgomery, nashville, as far north as sin senate e, possibility of tornadoes, damaging winds. radar shows what's going on, this activity pushing through, we're talking anywhere from two to four inches of rain in that affected area. what does that mean? as far as airports for today
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into tonight, seattle, portland, heavy rain, chicago, big hub, cincinnati as well, st. louis for fog and rain, looking at thunderstorms in atlanta, new york city, rain and low visibilities. if you're going to be on the roads tonight on into tomorrow, here is your other big problems, we're looking at rain up and down the eastern seaboard. we have winter storm warnings up in new england, heavy thunderstorms down to orlando and back to the west again, major rain which will probably cause some more flooding and again into the southeast and into the mid mississippi and tennessee river valleys more heavy rain and the possibilities of flooding. matt? >> al, thanks very much we'll get the rest of your forecast in a couple of minutes. let's turn now to politics and the blame game tied to the failure of the congressional super committee to work out a deficit reduction deal. kelly o'donnell is nbc's capitol hill correspondent. kelly, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. what an embarrassing stumble for congress. the super committee with lawmakers with expertise punted on one of the nation's most
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series crises but their failure doesn't mean it's over. big cuts are coming anyway. >> -- meaning lless at this poi. >> reporter: a rough, very partisan end for the super committee. no compromise on taxes and spending cuts, no deal to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion over a decade. >> i'm sorry for our country, because this was a moment of important leadership. it was a real test. >> there were fundamentally different positions, people tried to find a way to bridge the differences and come up with common ground. we just weren't able to get there. >> reporter: this failure comes with a price, triggering sweeping spending cuts, both domestic programs and defense in 2013. president obama had taken heat for not being more publicly involved, but when the super committee folded, the president spoke out late monday. >> one way or another, we will be trimming the deficit by a
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total of at least $2.2 trillion over the next ten years. that's going to happen, one way or another. >> reporter: one of those ways the trimming gets done hits the defense department hard, automatic cuts of close to $600 billion. defense secretary panetta says that would gut the military. republican candidates for 2012 blame the president. >> we're going to put the military on the cutting block. i can't imagine when that circumstance makes any sense at all and with that as a possible outcome, you have a president who didn't get involved in the process. >> reporter: republicans on the hill are already vowing to block those defense cuts, but the president had a warning. >> i will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts, domestic and defense spending. there will be no easy off ramps on this one. >> reporter: and there is turmoil over what happens next. >> the real news here are the
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economy, the uncertainty, the stock markets, anyone who is serious about deficits. >> reporter: and republicans here are taking that veto warning in stride, already preparing ways to try to undo those defense cuts, and now that the president has weighed in yet again he will inevitably be more involved. some democratic sources tell us they didn't want him to be too visible during the sumer committee time but now that ball is right back in his court because so much of this fight will play out on the campaign trail in 2012 >> kelly o'donnell on capitol hill this morning, thanks. even before the super committee admitted defeat stocks were sliding. the dow closed down 248 points. jim cramer, host of cnbc's "mad money." >> good morning. >> the news coming out of the super committee had been bad for days and weeks so is that really what caused stocks to slide? >> no, it's all europe, matt. i think the super committee is a whipping boy because it seems so
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obvious but we all expected nothing. europe, interest rates are going up, unemployment bad, the banks hurting, that's spilling over. >> i was listening to someone the other day asking the question, what is different about what's happening in europe right now as opposed to what happened in this country back in 2008. how would you answer that question? >> it's five times larger. they borrowed five times more money. the governments are very, very strapped for cash, no one wants to lend to them, the banks, no one wants to give them any money. our problems, as big as they were, were just fractional versus europe. >> our good friend tim russert used to have the chalkboard and write "florida, florida, florida." when it comes to europe and their crisis right now, is it germany, germany, germany? >> germany is in charge and don't want to rescue weak swimmers, afraid to be pulled down. greece,itily, spain could pull down germany. >> we know what happens in europe is going to closely impact what happens in this country. you've got people now saying
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wait a second do i get out of the market, do i stand by and do nothing or jump into the market? >> do not jump in. you can stand by and do nothing. you have to expect this volatility to continue. we could be down 5%, 6%. people at home, i'm not telling you not to worry. i am telling you not to invest. >> although we somehow dismiss the super committee and what happened in terms of its effect on wall street, there is a psychological effect, though, isn't it? it's another example where investors look at washington and say why can't these people make decisions they have to make without partisan bickering to affect the country. >> it's political. in europe, it's the politicians, our country it's the politicians. things were getting better in our country, businesses were starting to spend. we get worried out of washington, not out of what the companies are doing. >> jim cramer, thanks very much. catch "mad money" weeknights on cnbc. now to the child abuse sex
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scandal. a young man who was once very close to former coach jerry sandusky is speaking out. we'll hear from him in a moment. first nbc's peter alexander is on the penn state college campus with the latest in the developments in the case. good morning. >> reporter: there is another investigation under way in penn state university, this one specifically looking into how the university itself responded to the allegations of child sexual abuse by the football team's former defensive coordinator jerry sandusky. the allegations date back to the mid '90s, leading to the firing of the school's president and of course the head coach, joe pater paterno. at the helm of the investigation, a veteran lawman, louie freeh. the university is filled with serious new questions about its board of trustees. on monday the trustees tapped
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freeh to head its investigation. the investigation will go back as far as 1975. >> if our investigation identifies any additional victims of sexual crimes against or exploitation of children, we will immediately report this to law enforcement authorities. >> reporter: board member kenneth frazier said freeh will be empowered to follow the investigation wherever it leads. >> no someone above scrutiny. >> reporter: nbc learned a second out of town charity sent kids to the second mile from 1988 to 20012001. the group, a better chance, places minority children in high performance school and sent around 30 kids to the second mile but none stayed at sandusky's home. as for louie freeh's investigation, his investigative team will include former
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prosecutors, former u.s. attorneys and former investigators with experience covering cases that involve child sexual abuse and for this time, louie freeh made it clear there is no timetable for this investigation. >> peter alexander thank you for your reporting on this. now to our exclusive interview with the man who became very close with jerry sandusky as a child. he sat down with natalie morales. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, ann. for the first time we're hearing from a man actually mentored by the former penn state coach. frankie probst said he was not a victim of sexual abuse but decided to speak out to tell his side of the story including what did and did not happen as he spent much of his childhood in the company of sandusky. his name is frankie probst. he's now 24 years old, and a large part of his childhood was spent in the company of jerry sandusky. this scrapbook tells the story of the six years frankie probst was coached, mentored and befriended by a man 43 years his
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senior. sandusky put the book together, documenting an intense relationship that appears to border on obsession. there are personal messages and inspirational passages, and scores of photographs. their unusual bond began around 1997 with sandusky's charity for at risk kids, second mile. did he zero in on you or equally paying attention to all of the boys at the time? >> i guess he took a liking to me and then the relationship kind of grew to like have a farely figure. >> reporter: over the next few years, that fatherly figure took frankie on one outing after another, from penn state athletic events to overnight out of town trips to see nfl games, and on many other weekends during the football season, frankie says he would stay at sandusky's home, almost as a member of the family. did you guys shower together?
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>> after workouts, yes, but i'm used to getting a shower after athletic events anyway or working out. i looked at it, i'm getting a shower. >> reporter: was there any time he ever tried to touch you in a way that was inappropriate, touch your genitals? >> uh-uh. >> reporter: nothing? >> not that i recall. >> reporter: over time frankie began to feel ill at ease around sandusky. >> he did put his hand on your leg when he drove, but -- >> reporter: where on your leg. >> right above the knee. >> reporter: when he was driving, you should have two hands on the steering wheel and he would put his hands on your leg. >> um-hum. >> reporter: did that make you feel -- >> yeah, it started making me feel uncomfortable as i started to get older. i was like kind of like pushed away or whatever, you know, kind of pulled away. >> reporter: as frankie grew older he began avoiding sandusky, yet he says sandusky seemed to pursue him, even asking teachers to pull frankie out of class. >> it was just we kind of grew apart, he was getting clingy and wanting me to come over and
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stuff. >> reporter: you said "no, i can't see you, i want to hang out with my friends." what was his reaction? >> he would not get mad but upset and stuff. >> reporter: frankie says their relationship came to an end when he graduated from high school six years ago. frankie says he never told his parents or grandparents about his discomfort around sandusky. do you feel he was ever attracted to you? >> i don't think so. >> reporter: if he did these things to other young boys, is he a monster? >> i would say yes. >> reporter: you're not one of those boys? >> no. >> reporter: and probst stressed to me sandusky helped him through some tough times in his life but yobd that, he would not defend him in any way, even when sandusky kuld him to testify on his behalf two years ago, he did not want to talk. >> so difficult, so difficult. >> absolutely. >> natalie morales thank you so much. it is now 7:15. hugh grant took a starring
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role in the courtroom monday, called to testify at public hearings about alleged hacking by the british tabloid press. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london, she's got details on that. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. british prime minister david cameron called for this inquiry to investigate the ethics and practices of the british press, which you'll hear in a moment is that hugh grant is calling on the government to regulate the media as a whole. >> the tabloid press has had to steal british citizens privacy for their own profit, very often vulnerable citizens as a scandal. >> reporter: grant hurled a string of accusations against the british tabloids, lies, invasions of privacy, phone hacking. the paparazzi, grant says, have terrorized him and his girlfriends for years, including
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a woman grant admits he had a brief affair with and gave birth to his child this fall. >> they followed her around, a single pregnant woman, she was being tailed by paparazzi, with unin particular who frightened her a lot. >> reporter: grant says he tried to keep the birth a secret, but claims the "daily mail" illegally acquired leaked information from the hospital. >> "the daily mail" seemed to have all the information, the details of the hospital and the fake name, et cetera. >> reporter: in a statement the paper says it unequivocally denies it received information from a source at the hospital. grant also accused its sister tabloid "the mail" on sunday of phone hacking to get information on a story with his relationship with jemima kan in 2007. >> i cannot shi think of any conceivable source in "the mail" on sunday except the voice messages on my mobile and cell phone. >> reporter: in a statement "the
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mail" on sunday calls the allegations mendacious spears. they also heard from the parents of millie dowler. >> it clicked through on to her voice mail so i heard her voice and i was, it was just like, she's picked up her voice mail, she's alive! >> reporter: sadly, she was not but her parents' suffering triggered the initial firestorm that forced the "news of the world" to go under but now the practices of the entire british press are under fire. the testimony is going to continue all week, including appearances from other celebrities, the author of the harry potter books, j.k.rowling and actress sienna miller. >> stephanie gosk, thank you, appreciate it. let's get a check of the rest of the top stories. natalie is at the news desk. >> we begin in egypt where
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violent demonstrations enter a fourth day now protesters calling for a second revolution and a million man march on cairo's tahrir square. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is there with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. that million man march is certainly under way and while it's unclear they've reached that number, as you can see, there are tens of thousands of people here. just a short while ago they were moving a coffin through these crowds and behind me you can see someone has climbed up very draining russly to the top of a light post. there have been more clashes this morning and also egyptian television is broadcasting what it claims are the images of three american students, it says, were detained allegedly for taking part in these clashes, throwing molotov cocktails. the u.s. embassy says it's investigating. natalie? >> richard engel there in tahrir square, be careful there, richard, thank you. iran is blasting new u.s. sanctions as being propaganda
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with "no effect." on monday the obama administration announced new harsher measures aimed at pressuring tehran to drop its suspected nuclear weapons program. the chancellor at university of california davis linda katehi had to be escorted to way as she tried to apologize to demonstrators as students and faculty members shouted for her resignation. a new protest has popped up on campus as the campus police chief was put on administrative leave. president obama heads to new hampshire today. if cuts are not renewed the average family will pay an additional $1,000 in taxes each year. gop presidential hopeful michele bachmann stopped by "the late show with jimmy fallon"
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last night to play a word association game. >> romney. >> hair. no, just a minute. >> you can't say more than one word. you have another one? >> vice president. >> obama. >> finished. >> whoa! perry. >> that's not one word. i've got to do three. governor, texas, i can't remember the other one. oops. >> and just in case you were wondering when fallon said bachmann "president" with no hesitation. 20 minutes past the hour. let's turn it over to matt, ann and al. >> mr. roker is in the hot seat the next couple of days. what are you days. >> grandma's house. >> i will just tell you about it
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and that's all i am going to do. we are talking about severe thunder and heavy rain. rainfall amounts one to two inches and could get up to three as we get in the northeast. out in the pacific northwest, another big storm getting itself together. mountain snows, and some places will have three inches of rain from seattle to northern california. that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> i am meteorologist, tom kierein, in storm center 4. we have had showers on the eastern shore, but we have more in between. we have patchy drizzle and dense fog and chilly temperatures in the 40s to near 50 degrees, and milder around the bay. later today, we will climb into the 50s and thenear 60 by midnight with occasional showers. we could get downpours tomorrow morning. cleari >> and that's your latest weather. ann? coming up, where is michelle parker?
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police step up the search for a florida mother of three who vanished mysteriously following an appearance on "the people's court." we'll talk with her mother and brother, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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still ahead, martha stewart has us over to her house to prepare a thanksgiving feast. >> she made us work. she got you in the chicken coop, got me on a horse, that wasn't pretty and natalie, al as well. >> over the top, after your local news.
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good morning. it's 7:26 on this tuesday, the
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22 of november. i am joe krebs. let's see what it looks like out there. here is danella. >> we had an accident earlier blocking the right lane, but still seeing delays. 25 miles per hour from i-95 to i-270. it will take you 22 minutes. to get from the 95 interchange to the dulles toll road, 25
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good morning. we will have driz and fog this morning, and passing showers later today and tonight and then turning colder wednesday night into thanksgiving date.
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2011, a little chilly here in the heart of new york city. also some rain in the air, although it seems to have subsided for the time being. our crowd bundled up, ready to enjoy a live concert from the one and only carole king in our 8:30 hour. always good to have her here. a lot of people looking forward to a concert tomorrow, we have justin bieber in the house tomorrow, outside the house on the plaza if you're in the area, come on by. inside studio 1a i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. coming up the search intensifies for a florida mother of three after appearing on "the people's court." coming up her mother and brother speak out in a live interview. >> excited as we are about thanksgiving coming did you happen to know thanksgiving is also the peak day for house fires. it has a lot to do with how some people choose to cook their turkey. we'll explain and have a live demonstration to keep you safe. martha stewart welcomed ann,
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al, natalie and me into her home for a holiday feast and it is quite a home as you might imagine. she didn't warn us, though, we would have to work for our supper. we'll show you how that came out. >> we begin with the frantic search for a missing mother in florida. we'll talk to her mother and brother in a moment. lilia luciano has the story. >> reporter: day two and no sign of her. we're learning more about the woman's tumultuous relationship with her ex. >> this is the defendant, michelle parker. >> reporter: missing mom michelle parker confronting her ex-fiance on "the people's court." >> he gets malicious and vindictive and a mean person especially when he's been drinking. >> reporter: in a matter of hours, the mother of three and popular bartender disappeared,
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leaving friends and family desperate. >> fors first time in my life, i have been climbing under trains, i have been going through ditches and dumpsters, praying that she's not there. >> reporter: parker was last heard from thursday afternoon. her hummer suv was later found empty, in a neighborhood parkers family says she rarely, if ever, visited. >> he's suing for $5,000, the value of the ring. >> reporter: on "the people's court" dale smith, the father of parker's 3-year-old twins, had sued her over a $5,000 engagement ring he says was lost. >> he said that he wanted his ring. so i took it off and i threw it at him. >> reporter: the judge ordered hadder to pay half the cost of the ring after parker revealed details of the couple's tumultuous relationship. >> i felt somebody grabbed me and yanked me around. he was holding on to me screaming at me. >> reporter: 2009 parker issued a restraining order against smith later dissolved by a
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judge. the family says they trust him. >> he's the last person to see her, cooperated fully with the police. they have all of his cell phones, his computers. he has allowed this emto search everything. >> reporter: nbc news tried to reach dale smith for comment but received no response. parker's mom tells us her daughter never wanted to go on the show, calling the experience "the most embarrassing" of her life. >> you're both complete idiots, please stop. >> she hated every second of that show, she was mu milliated by the judge. >> reporter: "the people's court" issued a statement saying "we are hoping for michelle's safe return." do you think your daughter is out there? >> yes a life. >> reporter: what do you want her to know? >> i love her. >> reporter: here in orlando efforts to find michelle include search dogs, people on atvs and horses as well as a $13,000 reward for anyone who can provide real tips to help find
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the missing mom. ann? >> lilia luciano, thank you so much. we are joined by michelle parker's mother and brother, yvonne stewart and dustin ericson. >> good morning. >> yvonne it was so hard to watch you on the tape, it's heartbreaking. what do you think has happened to your girl? >> i know in my heart of heart that she's been carjacked, the people saw an expensive car and girl who looks like she has money and i know they've made a mistake and i know that they want to fix this, and i forgive them. it's thanksgiving. she wants to come home to her babies. we want her home. just drop her off near a hospital, near a church, near a fire station. feed her, oh, god, please feed her and give her water, and bring her home. and i think that every woman in america needs to take a self-defense class, get a
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concealed weapon if you're able to. you know? this is so important. >> do you think that her appearance, michelle's appearance on "the people's court" has anything to do with this disappearance? >> absolutely. >> in what way? >> i think it has the ability for us to have the media coverage right now to help find her. i think it is purely coincidental. nobody even knew when that was going to air. we didn't even know it was on the air until somebody called us at my salon. thank god it did air because she's gone and now you guys are trying to help us find her. thank you so much. >> dustin, is there any chance that michelle felt terrible about people's, "the people's court" piece, so terrible she decided to run away? is there any chance of that, in your view, knowing your sister? >> no. there's no chance.
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>> not a one. >> no chance whatsoever. she's got three kids. i'm pretty sure that's a little bit more of a priority to her than being seen in public. >> do either of you know anything about michelle's ex-fiance, this young man, dale smith, that would raise a red flag about whether or not he's capable of hurting her, after she criticized him so publicly on this show? >> no. i mean, after all, i do believe the show was his idea in the first place. it had to be an option in his mind. i doubt that anything that malicious would happen just because the show aired that day. >> he's not a suspect or a person of interest, and i understand he's also right now caring for the children. so i guess the question, if you think this is a coincidence, yvonne, that she was on the show and she disappeared just hours afterwards, and you're appealing for her release f there's a possibility that she could hear
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this broadcast, what would be your message to her this morning? >> oh, that we are doing absolutely everything we can. i know she already knows that. she knows how much we love her. we are getting closer every second, every day that we haven't found her just makes me stronger and stronger that she's close by, and we're going to find you, baby girl. we're going to bring you home. >> and you feel that the police are doing enough, dustin, and yvonne, do they have enough happening, in your view, to help find your sister and your daughter? >> the only thing that frustrates me, and it's not with the police department, it's with our laws in general. i have really good information that she may be in a certain area, and i just can't go kick the door down and go in and get her. >> yvonne stewart and dustin ericson thank you for joining us. we want to give people a phone number if you have any information about this case you're being asked to call the orlando police department at
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407-246-2916. now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: "today's weather" is brought to you by citibank. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >> and good morning, everybody. let's see what's happening for today. as we move into the holiday weekend, look at the temperatures, anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees above normal. atlanta 17 degrees above normal normal. memphis, 12. 60 in cincinnati. new orleans, 81. record highs possible for much of the southeast. the rest of the country we're looking at chilly conditions, new england as well, and also out through the inner mountain regions. heavy rain in the pacific northwest with windy conditions, and a risk of strong storms, and texas into ohio. winter storm watches. windy conditions in the western plains. sunshine from the southwest all the way up into the central plains. that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. i am meteorologist, tom kierein,
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and you will need a coat and umbrella on this tuesday as we will likely have passing showers throughout the day along with drizzle and patchy dense fog this morning, and occasional showers as well as this afternoon and evening. and we'll be in the mid-and upper 50s later today and then the low to mid-60s tomorrow morning and then turning colder after >> it's a big weather and travel holiday weekend. make sure i get your latest information, go to the weather channel on cable or online. ann? >> thank you so much. "today's professionals" weigh in on the stories that have you talking. and just how easily it can be to spark a house fire if you're deep frying your thanksgiving turkey, coming up after this. so i used my citi thank you card to pick up some accessories. a new belt.
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in just a couple of days most americans will be cooking their thanksgiving turkey. did you know more cooking fires occur on thanksgiving than any other day of the year, many involving turkey deep fryers. nbc's tom costello is at the montgomery county fire academy in rockville, maryland. it sounds like difficult news. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. we'll show you a classic mistake people make this time of year, take a turkey, frozen turkey and dip it into a pot of overflowing boiling water and the concern is that very quickly that can create a fire, a flame over, pose a risk not only to your house but also to anybody who is nearby. it's happening more and more every year. as those deep turkey fryers become more popular, they also mean more serious accidents. more than 1,000 house fires etch year and serious injuries.
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>> i'm william schatner and i love fried turkey. >> reporter: william schatner, who suffered burns in a turkey fryer accident teamed up with state farm in a series of public safety ads, some kind of hokey, recreating his own accident. >> oh! what have i done? oh, ow, ow, ow! i've burned myself, almost burned my house down. it's a great taste but you got to be safe. >> reporter: the top safety tips for deep turkey fryers, thaw the turkey before you put it in the oil. if it's frozen the ice can cause hot bubbling oil to flash over. don't overfill the pot with oil before putting the turkey in. that can also cause a flash fire. turn the flame off before you put the turkey in, use the fryer outside, away from the house or porch, and keep the right kind of fryer extinguisher handy. underwriters laboratory has been warning about turkey fryers for years. >> another one of our safety concerns with deep fat turkey fryers is their lack of
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stability. watch how easy it is to tip it over. unintended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the home so having a turkey fryer is no different. >> reporter: i may have said boiling water, obviously i meant boiling oil. chief richard bowers is here from montgomery county fire rescue. what's the biggest risk for the turkey fryers this time of year? >> tom the biggest risk is people put the turkey fryers too close to a structure or they get too close themselves and get burned. we've had too many fires nationwide and too many people hurt. >> reporter: you're supposed to have a fire extinguisher nearby. >> the best to have is an abc or dry chemical extinguisher, takes care of any class of fire specifically this type of fire. >> reporter: don't mess with this stuff. >> no, sir. >> reporter: great turkey, tastes great but be safe. >> fry your turkey, not your house. >> reporter: thank you, chief.
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matt back to you. >> tom costello, thank you as well. just ahead, martha stewart puts us to work as we celebrate thanksgiving at her house. we did not fry the turkey, but first these messages. things yo. up here in maine, those things are cold weather and bean boots. ♪ and that's what makes them such a good gift. that and the fact that everybody wants warm feet for christmas. my name is jason valero, and i cut leather for bean boots. and the holidays are made here, right here. ♪ right here. going to stop me is weak thighs. here and the last thing that's mountain series, level 10. backwards. starts friday morning at midnight.
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"the mail online" quotes one anonymous parent -- >> some of the little ones were very confused saying things like she doesn't look like a princess. where is her dress? >> were they expecting someone to pop out with a wand, angel, disney wing snbs gos? good for her. >> reporter: perhaps more exciting would be harry. ♪ get your motor running >> reporter: living out his easy riding american dream. ♪ looking for adventure >> reporter: far away from proper princedom, when not in training he's speeding on a harley, shopping at walmart, hanging out with tattooed cocktail waitresses and partying in vegas. ♪ have a good time >> reporter: here he is not quite dressed to impress for a night on the town but his lady friend is, in what appears to be leather pants. harry's group of four guys and three girls and a cordoned off
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morning. it's november 22nd, 2011, and we're just 30 minutes from another one of our terrific thanksgiving concerts and apparently we're going to feel the earth move under our feet because that's right, this morning, grammy winning singer/songwriter carole king's turn. we're so excited about that. she is such an icon. >> you can add lots of other superlatives to that list. she's one-of-a-kind and nice enough to grace our stage a number of times over the years. happy to have her back. >> we're absolutely thrilled. tomorrow this place will have a case of bieber fever. justin bieber, one of the hottest stars on the planet, does his thing live on stage and we have a countdown clock, one day, 29 minutes and 54 seconds. >> a clock with bieber head on it, that's great. >> i like the hair. outside on the plaza i'm ann curry along with matt lauer and al roker. also coming up "today's
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professionals." >> donny, dr. nancy and star here, going to talk about a lot of things. you see the advertisements now, black friday, no longer starts on friday. a lot of stores opening thursday night, thanksgiving night. does that ruin the one day of the year we're supposed to set aside to be thankful, purely thankful? >> exactly. >> we'll talk about that with our pros. >> we all including natalie got to go to martha stewart's house to celebrate a little early thanksgiving and i tell you, it was amazing, did some horseback riding, made some cider. matt picked some eggs. it was fantastic. he picked some eggs. >> grows them on a tree. >> went into the egg field and picked some eggs. >> shoved some chickens aside and took the eggs. >> that's right. >> before we get to that, let's get a check of the news with natalie. >> good morning again, ann, matt and al and good morning, everyone. congress and president obama are trying to limit the damage after a bipartisan super committee failed to reach an agreement on
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cutting the national debt. today the president is challenging congress to extend a payroll tax cut that expires at the end of the year. democrats had hoped to include it in the larger deal. and republicans are vowing to shield the pentagon from the automatic budget cuts triggered by the super committee's failure. a man who was mentored by former penn state football coach jerry sandusky when he was 10 years old said sandusky was a father figure to him, took him on overnight trips to nfl games and he stayed overnight in his home but never molested him. frankie probst grew apart from sandusky after six years because the coach became clingy and made him uncomfortable, sometimes touching his leg while they were driving. sandusky is charged with molesting eight boys he met through his charity. the penn state board named former fbi director louie freeh to head its own investigation of the alleged sex abuse. actor hugh grant says the invasion of his privacy by the british tabloid press went
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beyond phone hacking. told a british judge monday he blames tabloid reporters to a leak of medical records and mysterious break-in at his london apartment after he was caught with a prostitute in hollywood. here is brian williams with a look at what's coming up on "nbc nightly news." brian? >> good morning, and thanks. coming up tonight on "nightly news," we hate to say that but we'll tell people what they should know about what thanksgiving dinner is going to cost them this year and why. we'll have that and more for you on "nightly news" tonight. for now natalie back to you. >> thank you, brian. for a look at what is trending today a roundup of what has you talking online. was it an offer he should have refused? director francis porcopola says he should have only made one "godfather" even though part two is called the best movie ever made. this youtube video is going viral, what two dough bows did
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with one bag of flour while their mom was in the bathroom. she says it looks like a snowman threw up all over her living room. nice cleanup. and bieber fever, already spreading through our plaza and who is the first person in line to see justice it in? it would be this mom, virginia -- holly wickline, founder of moms 4 bieber. she's apparently been camping out for days with her husband and two kids to nab a front row spot for the justin bieber concert on the plaza. hopefully she'll get to keep that spot where she is right now. >> thanks a lot, natalie. you think al has found some of our justin bieber fans in the audience waiting. >> this line on 48th street. when did you get here? >> yesterday at noon. >> where are you from? >> virginia. >> how many people are here with you? >> i have my whole family, it's me, my son and my daughter and my husband. >> and look at this line.
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we're not just one person. we've come down here we got a whole encampment here along 48th street, and what's amazing, there are whole families here. hi, how are you doing? some of the folks, pillows, look at this, they got chairs, they got a tent. where are you from? >> jersey. >> when did you get here? >> last night. >> who is here with you? >> my kids. >> how many kids you got in there? >> they love al roker. >> wow! that my kids. >> wow, that's bieber fever, ladies and gentlemen. that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. we have patchy dense fog around the region. and we have had some passing showers this morning. we have more beginning to move in from the west. they will be with us from time to time throughout the rest of the day and as well as the fog and drizzle. and we have temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50, and then
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near 60 by midnight with more >> so there you have it. bieber fever in full bloom and it's only going to get bigger as we head into tomorrow. hi there. nice vest. i like that, very nice. ann? >> thank you so much. coming up we'll hear from "today's professionals" as we tackle the issues. meantime we have carole king fever. just one phillips' colon health probiotic cap a day
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♪ we're back now, 8:10 with "today's professionals." star jones, donny deutsche and dr.ance? y snyderman are itching to weigh in on some of the latest headlines and trends. folks, good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. >> hey, matt. >> black friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year but no longer does it start on friday. a lot of retailers out there are advertising they're going to open their stores starting at like 10:00 thanksgiving night to get an early jump on the holiday season. given the economic times, is it fair or does it cross a line? >> you know, i'm so tired of people blaming the media for destroying things. guess what? >> this is the media's business. >> if you don't want to go to a store on thanksgiving don't go. by the way everything is supply and demand. if consumers didn't demand it we wouldn't do it. i'm so tired of the media causes destroying the holiday. don't go to the store.
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>> by 7:00 in the evening you're full and ready to do something. my family look at black friday as a fun event. my sister gets up at 5:00 a.m. with my cousins, they go out. >> i'm still in bed. >> you're in favor of this, you like this even if it starts on thanksgiving night, one day a year we set aside to just be thankful? >> not for nothing but by 10:00 at night, it's over. >> it's tasteless, and the reality is, absolutely tasteless because there's no way during the day you're not planning which aisle you're going to attack at 7:00, 8:00 or 9:00 at night. >> but you're doing it as a family. it's fun. >> you guys. >> just don't go. >> i understand that. >> donny is taking an overly simplistic thing on here. >> it took me a minute to get in. >> what about the people who have to staff the retail stores and have to leave their families because they've got to go work. >> guess what? i think of the millions unemployed a lot of people will
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be happy to work thanksgiving, unfortunately. >> i'm not a big fan of this. >> tasteless. something newt gingrich said at an appearance at harvard, it's a little long, bear with me. "you say somebody you shouldn't go to work before you're what, 14, 16 years of age, fine. you're totally poor. you're in a school that's failing with a teacher that's failing. i've tried for years to have a simple model. most of these schools ought to get rid of unionized janitors, have one master janitor, and pay local students to take care of the school. the kids would actually do work, they'd have cash, they'd have pride in the schools, they'd begin the process of rising." before i tell what you others are saying, what do you say? >> newt gingrich, i think what he forgot is, being a janitor is not a simple thing. it's chemicals, it's hvac. somehow having -- >> master janitor on staff, he says. >> master janitor. >> the bleach that you wash the floor with, i'm not sure that i want my kids working with. >> i happen to think there are times that newt gingrich is saying some very intelligent things and doesn't know -- >> not this time. >> -- but doesn't know when to
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stop. let's take the word "janitor" out of it. say to kids, this is your school, you're going to own it, we're going to clean up the classroom. >> take some pride. >> we're going to mop the floors and own it, there is an idea of learning how to clean a toilet, learning how to take care of the bathroom so it's not a big stye. if you poked your head in a high school bathroom there are things growing haven't been identified by scientists. i get it. but then he went too far. >> and it was an insult to the labor movement within the united states. >> i get that, i think that's right. >> it discounts what people bring to the table and for him to just suggest that a janitor is disposable in that way. >> demeans the position. that's the problem. >> it demeans the position. >> it's the end of the '50s mail. three-quarters of men feel it's not important for them to be the big breadwinner in their family. that it's okay if their wives or their partners earn more money than they do.
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is this long awaited enlightenment or a sign of economic times if. >> or not true. >> i think it's the biggest b.s. statement that we have heard on this show in terms of a survey, that men are really okay with their woman being the breadwinner. >> i'll tell you why right now, the point, the latter point that matt made, these times are so dire that i think a lot of men are, hey, wherever it comes from. having said that, i want to be the main breadwinner in my family, whether that makes me insecure or whatnot as a man but i think if we took the survey five years ago we would have had a different answer. >> go out and go to work, a man wants to be the one that works and if he wants to sit -- >> stop touching. >> if he wants to sit and chill, come on, that's not the man. >> if people were to be a stay at house husband or dad, a lot felt they'd have to give up some masculinity to do that. >> we still don't value the house husband, the housewife,
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the stay at home person, that person does not get a paycheck, my mother gets less social security money than my father, we don't value it. we value each other's paychecks and men are more fragile than they pretend they are and the reality is when a man doesn't make as much money as a woman it comes back to bite you. >> money is power. >> i got 45 seconds, let's get to the burning question of the week. which is more important to thanksgiving dinner, the turkey or the stuffing? >> white meat. >> turkey. >> stuffing, because there's turkey all year round. stuffing separates it. >> stuffing goes with the roast pork as well as the turkey. >> you get roast pork? >> my hebraen brethren do not have pork. >> that's why i'm not a jew. we do not have roast pork. >> donny is correct, don't have stuffing all year long. >> how do you bring judaism into thanksgiving? >> i don't know. >> he just did.
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>> and you know what, on that, happy thanksgiving to everyone. >> happy thanksgiving to you. get out there and start shopping on noon on thursday. other interesting topics to discuss, they'll be back in our next hour. coming up ned we're headed to martha stewart's house for thanksgiving dinner. right after these messages. ♪
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♪ do you know? she's the ultimate host and built an empire out of entertaining. martha stewart is without with "martha's entertaining: a year of celebrations." >> as a regular guest martha knows her way around studio 1a but this year she invited us to her house. ♪ over the river and through the woods to martha's house we go ♪ it's a "today" show road trip making our way to martha stewart's house in bedford, new york. natalie, go push the button. look at this. >> martha must be watching. >> in the house with binoculars. >> are they here yet? >> martha's house is magnificent, more like a small village with 15 buildings spread across 153 acres.
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martha meets us at her favorite spot. where else? the stables. >> hi. >> hi, martha. happy thanksgiving. >> nice to have you all of you here. did you get lost? >> a little bit, only on the lower 40. >> everybody always gets lost. welcome to the place. what do you think? >> it's beautiful, martha, really is. when's dinner? >> i thought we could do a little farm work before dinner. matt's going to get eggs with me at the chicken coop. >> we're working for our supper? >> yes, you are. definite >> definily. >> we fly to the coop with a basket. >> a wealth of eggs in here. >> eureka, this one is still incredibly warm. >> wow. this is a good day, matt. >> i think we did very well. so in terms of the amount of work i've done to deserve dinner, where am i in the process? >> excellent. >> yeah? okay, great. good, let's put the others to work. >> okay, off we go. >> next we're off to the
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kitchen, but first we stop to pick up the others. >> what's the speed limit? >> well, like slow as you can go. >> look at this kitchen, martha, this is something! >> you've been preparing for us, haven't you? >> oh, boy, turkey day is the most fun day. would you like to stuff the turkey? >> yes, martha. >> you're being so dainty. >> sorry. >> just go in there, come on, ann. >> come on. >> i'm doing it. i'm doing it. >> can i just -- >> there you go. >> see that's how you do it. >> half a bottle of that wine into two sticks of melted butter. >> just put in the whole bottle, al, come on, it's us, the "today" show, come on. >> you want a little salt and pepper on there? >> yes, please. >> well done, matt. and cheese cloth, too? >> it holds the moisture in. >> pop in the oven. >> while the turkey cooks, martha shows ann how she escapes the holiday chaos. >> here we are, done.
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>> turn around, pull your right rein. >> pull my right rein, ahh, it works! it works! oh, my god. i can't -- >> a slow trot. >> i'm bouncing. whoa! i'm falling. thanks for putting up with me, dear. >> meanwhile, back in the kitchen -- >> how did ann get out of this? that's whey want to know. >> "i'm going horseback riding with martha, ooh, aren't i special"? >> there's a perfectly good shop down the street. with martha, nothing store bought as al finds out when she takes him to crank out homemade apple cider. >> this is an old-fashioned cider press. >> i've never made it. >> elbow grease, al. >> getting a little aerobic workout before you have your thanksgiving dinner. >> look at the cider. can is spectacular. it is spectacular. >> it's good.
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you know what would go good in this, a little bourbon. >> as it turns out that's natalie's job, making a cider bourbon cocktail. >> you use ice is in here, half a shaker of ice, a third of a cup of bourbon, two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and three-quarters of a cup of apple kricider. i want to see you shake. >> okay. >> tom cruise. >> i'll do my tom cruise. >> if this spills every way i'm not responsible. >> this way, this way. ♪ shake it for me girl, shake it for me girl ♪ >> before we knew it, it was turkey time. >> so like magic, this is what the turkey looks like. >> it's almost a shame you're going to cut the turkey. how about a drink to decorate by? >> why don't we try. >> to martha. >> cheers. >> no, no, no to thanksgiving. >> to thanksgiving. >> you haven't seen the table yet.
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that was -- >> impressive! >> -- amazing. >> you look at the magazine, "martha stewart living" and think this stuff could never be real and could never live in real life and in her house it's in real life, from the fire to the table to the cornbread in the shape of a turkey. >> it was perfect. >> i like the car we drove up in. can i just say that? we got the 1989 -- >> no fuel injection, watch it. >> exhaust, still sick from it. >> barely had seat belts. >> much more, including carole king after this. it, you will f. 8:26 is your time now on this tuesday, november 22, 2011.
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i am eun yang. >> we have quite a bit of fog and drizzle and some showers moving through the areas of green are steady rain areas now in montgomery, frederick county into maryland and western maryland, and there's a larger area of light rain moving into prince william from the west, and that's sweeping towards frederickburg. and later today, more showers in the 50s. more tonight through midday on wednesday. chilly after
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♪ i feel the earth move under my feet ♪ i feel the sky tumbling down ♪ 8:30 on a tuesday morning, 22nd day of november, 2011. we've had a couple of sprinkles here in the new york city area, but nothing too severe, as you can see, looks like all the umbrellas are down now, and we are ready for a concert from music royalty, carole king, who will be out on our plaza in just a couple of minutes. >> so exciting. >> yeah, part of a great week of music here. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, al roker and natalie morales. >> we're really excited about carole king. boy, in college, she gave us so much soulful music. >> the albums. >> by the way we check our justin bieber countdown clock, we've got 23 hours, 58 minutes and 51 seconds, because people
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are already camping out, we thought we'd let people know. anyway, what else is coming up? >> we've got carole king. >> we've got carole king fever! >> my favorite, everybody's favorite, stuffing. >> no question. >> and giada de laurentiis is here, going to show us how to make it four, not one but four different ways. plus some affordable holiday deals, jill martin is here with her amazing steals and deals once again, we've got everything from coats to totes and a whole lot more. >> all right. >> very important weather forecast, no the only for today's concert, tomorrow's concert and the thursday holiday. >> yes, i feel pressure. >> lots of pressure. >> i'm not worried about it. let's show you what's happening as far as our forecast, thanksgiving day, sunny up and down the east coast, breezy conditions out west from northern california into the pacific northwest, inner mountain region looking at snow. friday beautiful in the east, rain, texas up into the mid plains, more wet weather up
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into the mid-plains. wet weather in the coast of the pacific northwest. and then east coast still looking good. plenty of sunshine out west. still hanging around are showers around pew jit sound. and then east coast, still looking good. we have sunny conditions from the plains down into the southwest. that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. i'm tom kierein in storm center 4. we have had overnight showers and now we have more rain coming our way from the west moving through the areas in green where it's raining, and we also wear have some drizzle and fog that will be here with us off and on throughout much of the day, and later we'll be in the upper 50s by this evening and mid-60s by tomorrow and occasional showers throughout that >> and don't forget you can get your weather any time of the day or night, go to the weather channel on cable. jim bell, stuffing?
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>> cornbread, sausage, jalapeno. >> let's find out from mr. stuffing himself, willard scott what he's going on. >> how sweet the holidays are, almost that time, the big old fat man with jolly smile. frances kazazia, in my hometown, alexandr alexandria, virginia, 105, likes horseback riding and has a delightful sense of humor, the combination is lethal. esther ash, good name, ocean city, new jersey, 103 years old, and enjoys making crafts and traveling and making others smile. isn't that something, so many people who are older love to travel. hank pretice of katey, texas,
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102 years old, walked well over 230 miles, how about that, and he encourages his neighbors to go with him. anne thomson, bellevue, washington state, pretty, 102. anne has a beautiful smile, loves to stay active in politics. boy, this is her year. this one and next one. harvey helm of bend, oregon, is 100 years old, and loves music and playing the organ, always wanted to do that. someday i will. someday i will. vincent barr, sounds like an actor, this is vincent barr starring in the gre role of "how wide the mississippi" and he is from westminster, colorado, 100 years old today. loves to fish and watch college basketball. he could do that at the same time. we wish him a happy birthday. that's it, that's all. now back to new york. >> all right, willard, thank you so much. coming up, gee jana de
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laurentiis shares four recipes for stuffing and also a legend performing on our plaza, carole king, but first this is "today" perform[ female announcer ]role at, you can choose your channel package. ♪
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>> announcer: "today's cooking school" is brought to you by hellmann's, build the perfect sandwich. >> back at 8:37 on "today's cooking school." some call it stuffing, others call it dressing, everyone agrees it's a thanksgiving favorite and "today" contributor and chef giada de laurentiis is here to teach us how to make it four different ways. welcome back. >> good morning. >> good morning. quick polling of the group, stuffing or dressing, what do you call it? >> stuffing. >> stuffing. >> stuffing. >> okay, in the bird or out of the bird? >> in the bird. >> out of the bird! >> okay, we're going to make a traditional stuffing right now. this has got ciabbata bread. what are the other ingredients? >> eggs, cheese and chestnuts,
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very italian and traditional. each has a little italian twist to it. garlic, thyme. >> carrots, onion and celery sauteing. >> the basics sauteing with butter, olive oil, parsley, rosemary, thyme and chestnuts. >> i'll stir that around. >> we've ground lemon and chitka. we add two eggs. >> can you do without the egg zpls. >> the eggs hold its shape so you've got to have the eggs. you can dump all of that in here. >> looks beautiful. >> it's great, and then, if it all fits, wite add chicken brot to keep it moist and toasted -- >> ciabata bread. >> great. matt wasn't sure how to say it. >> through the italian interpreter. >> it bakes at 400 degrees. the trick to making is cover with tin foil with butter, cook
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for 25 minutes. >> i've gone over my at the loed time. >> can a vegetarian stuffing be as flairful as one with meat? >> it can be. >> how so? >> roasted vegetables with butter you saute. i add leeks, they have an oniony but mild flavor. you can add onions. you have to add a lot of spices. >> apples, interesting to give it sweetness. spice for warmth, lemon zest and thyme. >> lots of thyme. >> so lots of fresh ingredients. >> giada, really nice. >> over here, ann, we've soaked dried cranberries, sweet, in a little bit of vegetable broth. you let them sit for a bit so they plump up, three eggs to hold it together and you put all of that in here, with some toasted sourdough bread. you can do any bread you want, and you mix it all together and pop it in here. you bake this, again, cover it with a little bit of tin foil
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for 25 minutes and take it off for another 15 and the last five minutes, i top with goat cheese. >> the pilgrims always work with goat cheese. i think that's really nice. >> adds an extra touch and beautiful color. all of these can be made the day of, today, actually, a couple of days before and bake them off before you eat. >> a lot of people going gluten free. >> i know it's not a sexy word to say gluten free but this is a gluten free stuffing. po portab portobello mushrooms, and onions, nice and chunky, gives it lots of flavor and then i cooked some wild and brown rice and you toss that in there and again you can find brown rice nowadays in a bag already cooked so you can cut all of these corners if you want to and a little bit of fresh thyme, fresh herbs are key and then a little bit of salt and pepper, saute this all together. this does not get baked. once you do it like this and flavor it all, you top it, i
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like to top it with hazelnuts and brakon. you can leave those two out if you want to. at this point, saute it a couple of minutes and you're done. reheat it the day of. >> so i have rafi's turkey sausage. who is rafi? >> my big inspiration in cooking. >> this is your favorite? >> actually the one i made with matt is my favorite. >> oh! >> don't get me started. >> it's her favorite, ooh. >> this is my aunt's favorite and a lot of my family. it's a departicipate. she makes this one on thanksgiving and i make mine and we see whose goes first. it's a competition. >> a little family feud. >> it's a little healthier and turkey day so we figured we'd stick with it. red pepper, she likes kick, spicy. parmesan cheese. >> dump the whole thing? >> dump it all in here and chestnuts, because they're very italian, cornbread, because she likes the cornbread thing. >> i do, too.
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>> dump it all in -- >> i like ray's recipe better i might add. >> saute lightly with white wine. my aunt is really into the white wine. >> so are we. >> chicken broth. >> okay. >> and you toss it all together with the cornbread, and again you bake it in the oven, 400 degrees, covered with a little bit of tin foil with but thor to keep it moist and take it off. >> could you put this in the turkey? >> you could put any of these in the turkey. >> is there a way when you put this emin the could haven to keep them from drying out? you want to make sure they're moist. >> correct. if you make this today and leave it in the fridge, what you do the day of is add a little bit of chicken broth and in your instance you'd do vegetable broth, add chicken broth to keep it moist and throw it in the oven. >> delicious. >> in raffy's instance, pour more white wine over the top. >> you know my aunt rafy or what? >> giada thank you so much. happy thanksgiving.
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♪ >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today," brought to you by toyota. >> she has written many songs we love and know, and we're pleased to welcome her back to our stage. ladies and gentlemen, the one, the only, carole king! ♪ ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet ♪ ♪ i feel the sky tumbling down
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♪ i feel my heart start to trembling whenever you're around ♪ ♪ oh baby, when i see your face mellow as the month of may ♪ ♪ oh, darling, i can't stand it when you look at me that way ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet, i feel the sky tumbling down ♪ ♪ i feel my heart start to trembling whenever you're aro d arouaroun around ♪ ♪ yeah ♪
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♪ ♪ oh, darling, when you are near me and you tenderly call my name ♪ ♪ call my name ♪ i know that my emotions are something i just can't tame ♪ ♪ i've just got to have you baby ♪ aah, aah, aah, aah, yeah, yeah ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet, i feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down ♪ ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet, i feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down ♪ ♪ i just lose control down to my very soul ♪
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♪ i get hot and cold, whoa, all over ♪ all over, all over, yeah ♪ ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet, i feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down ♪ ♪ i feel the earth move under my feet, i feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down ♪ ♪ tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down ♪ ♪ whoa, yeah >> bravo! now, that's some music. carole king has much more for us, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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holiday album called "a holiday carole" and she joins us again on our concert stage. carole king, good morning. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> you no he what? you were here to say good-bye to meredith. you and james taylor toured in 2010, you came by and did a concert on this stage, and so it's appropriate you're here during thanksgiving week because we consider you part of our family. that may be a bad thing for you. >> no, no, no, i'm happy to be. i'm glad you didn't consider me a turkey. >> not at all. you're part of the family. why did you wait so long to do a holiday album? >> i don't know. once i did it, it was really fun. my daughter, louise gothan, produced it. she's the one who nudged me. >> wrote some of the songs, does backup vocals as well. >> yes. >> what is it like as a family affair? >> it was like butter. it was such a pleasure to work with her. >> is there pressure on a holiday album, like trying to make a movie and recreate "it's a wonderful life"? people have such strong emoti
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emotional connections to the holidays. >> i thought it would be a challenge but it wasn't. it all just came so easily, and even "have yourself a merry little christmas" is one of the songs and just doing that, it came out me somehow different, you know, than anybody else's, and today we're doing one called "every day will be like a holiday," which is homage to william bell and booker t. jones, who wrote it. >> is there a gold standard, in your opinion? do you have a holiday album by another artist the one you pop in every year at this time? >> there are several. i think i just mix them, i mix them up. >> good play list. >> yes. >> it's nice to have you back. are you going to play right now? >> i'm going to play "every day will be like a holiday." i'm going to sing. this fine band is going to play. yay band! >> ladies and gentlemen, carole king. ♪
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♪ every day will be like a holiday when my baby, when my baby comes home ♪ sing with me, al. ♪ now he's been gone for such a long time, ever since he's been gone he's been on my mind ♪ ♪ i got a letter today just about noon, he said, don't worry, baby, i will be home soon ♪ ♪ and every day will be like a holiday when my baby, when my
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baby comes home ♪ ♪ i'll never have to worry about sitting by the phone ♪ ♪ when he gets here, you know i will never be alone ♪ ♪ you know, when he gets here, it's gonna be sometime today, and i know when he gets here ♪ ♪ he will never ever go away ♪ cause every day, yeah, will be like a holiday when my baby, when my baby comes home ♪ ♪ every day will be like a
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holiday when my baby, when my baby comes home ♪ ♪ when my baby home, whoa ♪ every day, every day, every day will be, oh, yeah ♪ feel like a holiday ♪ ♪ when my baby comes home >> tomorrow, justin bieber live on "today," the toyota
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thanksgiving concert series, kick off your holiday with us. >> that young lady 8:56 is your time now on this tuesday, november 22nd, 2011. i am youeun yang. >> we have had passing showers moving from west to east and still have more throughout the day off and on throughout the day. we are in the 40s near 50 degrees here at mid morning. today we will gradually get warmer, maybe up around 60 tonight, and then maybe more showers tomorrow morning too and then turning colder wednesday evening into thanksgiving
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♪ now darling, its tee late and we are back now more of "today" on this tuesday morning, it is the 20, what is it -- >> 22nd. >> 22nd. >> 22nd day of november. >> he's distracted because he's coming in for a kiss. >> we wanted to thank carole king and a great band. thank you folks very much for sharing part of your holiday spirit with us. >> you did such a great job, all of you this morning. savannah, this is carole. >> sorry, we're having a moment. >> one more song! >> we wish you the very best for the whole day. >> thank you. and to all of you too, and all of you, too. >> we'll see you next week, you come back for another show? >> yes, i am. >> all right. she can do "jazz man."
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>> "today's professionals" are back. >> they're back and full of opinions. we'll take an opinion on politicians going on the late night shows, we'll ask the question is this a good idea or does it sometimes backfire, and then the issue of how long does it take you to get ready? there are men, there are women, and then there's donny deutsch, who is in a category all his own. donny, star and nancy will be here. apparently it takes men longer to get ready and primp. >> donny, how long underneais uh the bus look? >> he has wonderful hair. >> jill martin is here with the often duplicated but never equal "steals and deals" from stylish men's coats to luxurious leather bags. some items more than 80% off. >> in addition to carole king being a good sport standing out here while we're talking about, this natalie morales has a check of the top stories. >> good morning to you guys once
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again and good morning, everyone. it's being called a super failure as a special deficit reduction super committee has been unable to hash out a debt deal, with no bipartisan deficit reduction deal, deep automatic cuts are set to go into effect in 2013. monday night president obama said he would veto any legislation that tries to block some $600 billion in automatic cuts to the national defense budget. egyptians are calling for a second revolution and a million-man march on cairo's tahrir square today as the death toll from violence between police and protesters reaches at least 29. more than 1,700 people have been wounded as the fighting enters its fourth day. the cabinet offered its resignation but the military hasn't said yet whether or not it will accept. tens of thousands of protesters paraded coffins and handed effigies in cairo today as tensions mount as we look at live pictures there. the chancellor at the university of california davis says she feels horrible about the pepper spraying incident
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that has sparked widespread outrage and calls for investigations. chancellor linda katehi had to be escorted away as she tried to apologize to demonstrators on campus as students, faculty and community members shouted for her resignation. meantime a new protester encampment popped up on the site of the pepper spraying incident as the police chief was put on administrative leave. from the bargain aisles of black friday to walking down the aisle. three years ago trevor and jessie met outside a target line. that is what i call power shopping. it is now four minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to al for a check of your weather. she got a good deal. >> not too shabby. let's check it out, as far as your weather, is that going to be a good deal or not? we've got severe storms from will that be a good deal or not. severe stoermds from houston to cincinnati. possibility of tornados.
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will be a lot of airport delays from today and into tonight, new york city, st. louis, and out west, seattle and portland will have problems as well. look at all the rain coming all the way up from texas on up into the northeast. we're expecting heavy rain making its way in travel trouble spots tomorrow along the eastern seaboard and the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> a wet and foggy morning on this tuesday morning. good morning. i am meteorologist, tom kierein, in storm center 4. we are getting rain in the areas of green as well as to the north, they are moving west to east and will be with us throughout the rest of the day. temperatures are hovering in the 50s in the metro area, and we will gradually warm up to near 60 by midnight >> and that's your latest weather. time now for our annual "today" show toy drive and we have always been helped by the very
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nice folks at cheerios and this year is no exception. we've always had fine folks coming in helping being our elves. if you can't get here, you can always go to our website, we'll tell you about that in a bit. we welcome meredith tidereau from cheerios and daughter abbie. nice to see you. >> thanks so much. happy holidays. >> cheerios have been terrific to us. >> we love being part of the toy drive, this is our tenth year so we're happy to be back. >> what are you guys doing this year? >> this year we are donating 200,000 children's book to the "today" show toy drive and this is, we're actually donating 50,000 of them especially to go to military families in honor of our cheer campaign. we wanted to make sure we were acknowledging these special families through this program, and we're actually right now you can send wishes, good cheer and good wishes to families with the postcards off of boxes of
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cheerios. >> fantastic. are you thankful this thanksgiving, abbie? >> yes. >> thank you to all of the nice folks at cheerios. >> that's your latest weather. now back inside to savannah. ♪ and i'll be taking care of business every day ♪ now to "today's professionals," our panel of power players weighing in on some more hot topics, star jones is an attorney and author, donny deutsch and nancy snyderman nbc's chief medical editor. >> hi, darling. >> happy thanksgiving. let's start with a phenomenon on the campaign trail, not exactly new but we certainly see a lot of candidates doing this, including president obama going on late night television. i wonder what you all think of this concept. do you think it's a good idea, star? >> i'm a bit of a fuddy duddy in this regard. in case you're not surprised, we're pretty serious issues in the united states right now and i'm just not convinced that's the best use of the time of the
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candidates for the highest office in our land. >> i'm glad you're not managing anybody's campaign. i work with clinton in '92 and he started the ball rolling with the sax. >> he did it. richard nixon did "sock it to me, sock it to me." >> this is why we get to see them as people. if you think about the debates and the news, those are synthet synthetic, so this is where they talk, make fun of themselves. it can backfire, i think cain looked completely lost on letterman. its he a natural thing now to do it. >> does this overemphasize the fact that candidates are seeking out these venues as opposed to more serious ven views. >> it's not either/or. if you want to read -- young people don't watch news, that's the only way to get to them. >> during the time they're supposed to be serious they often look like buffoons. they look like larry, curly and moe. >> it's important to put the real person forward so we can
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see them. they have to know when not to answer certain questions. when president clinton didn't know whether to say boxers versus briefs, it was a whoops. >> by the way, he's a human being. these are human beings. let's see them that way. >> you're going to see people's foibles, and that allows you to decide whether you like them or not. >> candidates think they'll get a free ride or easy interview. >> you better bring your "a" game. >> i don't want your foibles to be shown when i'm going to figure out how i'm going to feed my three children. >> i'd like to see your foibles before i elect you. interracial relationships census figures are on the rise, the percent erage was 14.6 in 2. >> i was living in san francisco before i moved here, for 17 years, and white people are not the majority in san francisco so you're accustomed to seeing the mixing of races. my daughter came home with a
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very dark skinned filipino boy as a date, and i, after it was over, kate, sort of approaching the subject. she said, what are you talking about? and i thought oh my god, it's a new color blind. i loved it. >> it's true. i went to a restaurant all young people and it was -- usually restaurants are more white or more black, that's just the reality and this was a total, it was so -- when you and i started dating five years ago it was a little different. >> this is a little weird. >> so it's widely accepted and it's great, there's not the stigma there once was. >> we're the last generation. >> is that to say there are no racial relationships that present themselves? >> i think black/white is bigger than white/asian, perhaps latino. >> or black and latino. really what it comes down to is we're the last generation that brings in that heaviness, that weight of the past, and the next generation of young people, they're being raised to believe that they can be anything, they can go anywhere, they can date
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anybody. so when they do, we have to pull back on our innate prejudice and let them. >> because we'll still look at a couple, that's interracial. we'll put a label on it. not that it's bad. >> they don't think about it in that way. i have friends, contemporaries told by their parents, don't bring home a white girl, absolutely. and interestingly enough, they have raised their children to go to schools in places where it's extremely mixed and they can't say that to their kids. that's something that we've learned. >> let's move on, speaking of learning, the next topic is fertility map. this is interesting, a survey demonstrated many, many women don't realize, don't know some basic facts about fertility, particularly when fertility drops off and the question is, we see so many celebrities out there having babies past the age of 40. do you think women are starting to get the wrong perception? >> i think we as women who work outside of the house have this biological clock always ticking.
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if you have a baby before 15, you're a high risk pregnancy. baby after 42, a high risk pregnancy and during the time when you really want to make your year, more fertile time and what do you do? i do think women know that their chance of having a baby drops off as they get older. >> i was going to say -- >> but it's not the same for men. >> i think we do know and that's the pressure. >> this survey suggests women of a certain age and i'm in the category are in some kind of denial. >> i am an older dad, i have a grown daughter who is 24 and i have an 4 and an 8 years old and i'm in my early 50s, kind of, and i'm a better dad now than i would have been. i'm a better executive than i was at 27. i think an older parent is great. you don't sweat the things, i love being a parent older. >> do you think that hollywood is selling it -- >> it's my regret right now and i didn't think it would be. >> it's not too late. >> i'll be 50 years old in
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march. >> lots of ways to do that. >> physically i know my eggs are powdered. if i wanted to adopt, that would be my choice or surrogate. >> important message to women out there if you're single and clock, have a baby on your own. it is not only will it complete your life you're more attractive to men. >> that raises a whole other set of questions maybe we should get to on another segment. we have only a minute left. let's get to this last one, kind of funny. has to do with grooming. turns out men spend more time grooming than women. donny deutsch, looking at you. men are in the showeror 22 minutes, shave for 18 minutes, 14 minutes, cleansing, toning and moisturizing, ten minutes? >> no, by the way, i from start to finish, i know this is hard to believe with my gentile looks, seven minutes, shower to out the door. >> it takes you seven minutes to do your hair. >> listen to me i have been with many different women in my life and have yet to find a woman who
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takes less time. >> i can get out of the bathroom faster than any guy. sorry, men take longer. >> i've been doing it in 15 minutes. >> all right, wait a minute, all right, i don't believe any of you that it's that fast. okay, but anyway, one last topic, sorry, one last topic. happy birthday donny. our last topic. ♪ happy birthday to you >> don't sing it. we have a cake. >> oh, that's so sweet. >> and donny, this is your gift, we were talking about male grooming, i want to put a picture up as you can see, this was donny. >> oh my goodness. >> and so please come clean, now, about the length of time it took. >> that is true, well, that was the '70s, i might point out, the epstein sweathog look. that is amazing. >> you look like a young abbie hoffman. >> you were a pro, babe you had an afro! way to go. >> that's, i don't know what
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that is. >> we got to go. >> 54. >> happy birthday to you. you are so sweet. thank you. >> the icing is really good. >> mmm. coming up next, getting ail head start on your holiday shopping with "jill's steals and deals" but first these messages. [ male announcer ] what if we could keep enough plastic waste to cover all of manhattan out of landfills each year? the equivalent of 140 million trash bags, gone. by using new glad trash bags, designed with reinforcing bands to be stronger with less plastic waste, we can. ♪ it's a small change that can make a big difference. ♪ she's a black friday living legend. she even named her kid "black friday." [ woman 2 ] whoa. [ male announcer ] black friday's here. deals start thursday 10 pm. but we're open all day and night so you don't have to wait outside. the only place to go on black friday. walmart.
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"us weekly" contributor jill martin is here with deeply discounted items exclusively for you, our "today" show viewers. >> good morning. >> let's get to our items today and get on your computers if you want to participate in our "steals and deals." >>, everything will arrive for holiday but things run out fast. >> kenneth cole reaction men's coats, four different kinds of coats here. >> first two, the retail is $195 for the first two, the otoman and windbreaker styles, light fill and detachable hood and the ult ultrascleek windbreaker across seasons, detachable fleece hood. retail $195, the deal $58. that's 70% off. now let's move on to the second two. >> okay. >> also kenneth cole reaction wool coats, retail $225, single and double breasted wool coats, both come in black and charcoal, retail $225, the deal $68.
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that's 70% off. great for your guy for the holiday. >> dressy looking coats, fantastic. jewelry, huge hits, we have two different options here today. first starting with the fine jewelry by jvdf. pearls with a little bit of a twist. >> let's go down here to the bracelets, this is the bracelet, retail $150, it's the pearl macremie bracelet, black and white pearls with the sterling silver toggle. the deal $29, that's 81% off and comes in the beautiful box so it's all ready to go. >> necklaces. >> retail $500. 35 inch long strand of pears, wear it long or doubled as you see here, huge with a-listers and celebs. the retail $500, the deal $99. that's 80% off. and again, comes in this beautiful box. >> i love the toggle, it's so gorgeous. >> so fine, it's really a fine looking gift.
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>> okay, let's move over here. this is going to fly as well. iphone and ipad cases by jw london. >> i feel like al is waiting by the door. $225 for the set, comes in six different colors, two different textures, smooth leather or croc print. genuine leather. the set arrives in this beautiful box so no wrapping necessary. fits all generations of ipads and iphones, each case is lined with a soft fabric. retail $225, the deal $39 for both. >> you get both. >> it's 83% off. look how beautiful this is. >> great and protecting the expensive gadgets. over here we have gorgeous jewelry again, gala by daniella sueve earrings. >> the retail is $70, five different styles. you see these are great for new year's and for holiday. go online to see what each are made out of, but all really just fun jewelry.
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>> really different kinds. >> really different so five styles. the retail is $70. the deal $19. >> wow. >> that's 73% off and this is great to take just a regular black dress from day to night. star jones almost walked out with this entire. i had to stop her. and then finally these leather totes by geiana pfeiffer. the retail is $395, made with buttery soft leather and faux crock, comes in black, brown and cog knock, retail is $395, interior lined with satin, zip pocket and double pocket, sealed at saks, neiman, the deal is $75, that's 81% off. >> as i did the math quickly in my head. no, i didn't. jill martin thank you so much. the products are the reaction
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men's coats, the jvdf fine jewelry, the iphone and ipad cases by jw london, the gala earrings and the totes by pfeiffer. head to to get the exclusive coupon codes for all of the products and jill will be taking questions on twitter once again. lucky her and on our "today" show page be sure to us use #stealsanddeals. still ahead, one of the most sensational cases in decades. we'll go inside the mind and trial of casey anthony. but first, these messages.
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2011. let's go to storm 4 meteorologist, tom kierein, looking at the forecast. >> it will dry out on thanksgiving day, and right now we have some rain across virginia, and southern maryland, and the white are clouds producing drizzle and we have patchy fog as well. temperatures in the 40s to 50. later today in the upper 50s and we will have more rain through midday tomorrow. and then the sun back is thursday. we
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♪ i just need somebody to love ♪ i don't need too much, just somebody to love ♪
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that's justin bieber singing "somebody to love" off his cd "modern world 2.0." tomorrow morning he sings in our special thanksgiving concert series. we're not done with this morning's concert guest yet, carole king one of her classic hits, coming up in a little bit. >> save the best for last, that's for sure. also ahead we all remember the trial and acquittal of casey anthony, one of the most polarizing cases of the century. we're taken inside the mind of casey anthony, a new book talks about theories of that case. marlo thomas has a heartwarming story of our thanks in giving series. >> let's look at your weekend and first of all tomorrow, i should say thanksgiving day, a big problem in the pacific northwest, getting dumped on, a lot of rain, sunny skies along the eastern seaboard, showers i. showers in the southwest. on friday, we are expecting
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sunshine in the east and more rain in the pacific northwest and rain moves into the mississippi river valley. on saturday, we have the sunshine again and the east sunny, and rain in the north west and rain from the great lakes into the gulf coast and on sunday, the getaway day, we continue with the sunshine on the east coast and the rain will continue on the ohio river valley into the gulf, and snow in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> storm center 4, the green on radar is a light rain. the white area, that is drizzle and fog. we will have this off and on through the rest of the day. right now, chilly. upper 40s to around 50, and later today occasional showers as well as into tonight. morning showers ending by early afternoon wednesday, and then getting chilly for thanksgiving day but sunny. sunny >> and that's your latest weather. hello to bonnie griffin, the
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latest contestant to have the scales tip against her on "bigger loser: battle of the ages." how much have you lost? >> i started at 254 and on the biggest loser ranch i lost 73 so far. since last august i've lost 123. i feel like a new woman. >> what are you able to do now that you weren't able to do back then, because i know you battled weight your entire life. >> all my life. my biggest thing was to combine the nutrition and the exercise. that is something that i never exercised probably since i was a teenager. >> you just did a buddy walk. >> i did. i have a down's syndrome 13-year-old grandson, brennan and every year we're about the buddy walk, all about the awareness of down's syndrome. there he is right there. >> you're a great grandma. >> thank you so much. >> and of course we remind everybody "the biggest loser: battle of the ages" airs tonight
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at 8:00, 7:00 central here on nbc. >> thank you so much. coming up next, inside the mind of casey anthony, but first these messages. low back pain.nic imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowing of the skin or eyes. talk with your doctor about your medicines, including those for migraine, or if you have high fever, confusion and stiff muscles,
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anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter, kay lee, a verdict that sent shock waves through much of the country. in his new book "inside the mind of casey anthony" forensic psychology dr. keith ablow draws interesting conclusions about the case. in writing and researching the book he did not speak to george or cindy anthony or casey. you don't have a connection to this case per se. what is your qualification to write a book like this? >> absolutely. listen when you create a psychological profile of somebody you have to get enough sources so her friends, boyfriends, relatives, enumerable sources, thousands of pages of documents to piece together who was this woman and why did this happened. we know what happened. >> so many people wonder about that. i know one thing we did was pour over some of the police interviews in this case. if the trial established one thing beyond a reasonable doubt she's an accomplished liar.
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what do you see in that behavior? >> this is a woman with no internal self. she grew up with a psychological assassin for a mother. we're talking about somebody who didn't even know her own daughter was seven months pregnant. can you imagine? >> what does that term mean? >> she was intent on not recognizing casey anthony as a real person, and somebody worthy of responding to in a genuine fashion. why else would she permit her father, why would cindy anthony permit her husband to be at the foot of the bed when casey anthony delivered kay lcaylee? can you imagine the humiliation? she wasn't there. >> i know you draw a lot of conclusions in particular from the episode where george anthony is in the delivery room as his daughter gives birth. >> outrageous. >> playing devil's a advocate. >> i knew you'd do that. >> some would say who would support her? >> at the foot of the bed? if you didn't have the facts of
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not knowing that her daughter was pregnant for seven months, of the fact when they find the car, the car has been missing for a month. they've been told listen, you no he what? we found it two weeks ago and george anthony says it smelled like death to me and i worried whether my granddaughter's corpse might have been in there. he goes to his ten buck an hour job as a security guard. this is who casey anthony grew up with. are we surprised? >> you say are we surprised? you think casey anthony killed her daughter? >> i present five theories. the theory that holds the most water psychologically, i'm not saying this happened but psychologically, if you lined up ducks in a row, you'd say the night when cindy anthony threatened to take caylee from casey was the end of the line. i'm not going to watch my daughter annihilated like i was. she got a tattoo saying "beautiful life" her daughter's untortured relatively compared to her own and released her to
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the heavens. >> dr. keith ab low, we'll never know. thank you for your time. appreciate it. >> thank you so much. coming up next, marlo thomas with another story of thanks and giving, right after this. to our muscles are nerves that send messages through the body. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia -- thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic, widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and less pain means, i can feel better and do more of what matters. [ female announcer ] lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior, or any swelling or affected breathing or skin, or changes in eyesight, including blurry vision, or muscle pain with fever or tired feeling. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery
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relaxes the look of wrinkles instantly, and the look of deep wrinkles in 14 days. ready, set, smooth... regenerist. from olay. ♪ like the sun for our special series "thanks and giving" we focus on the work of st. jude children's research shot. i had the pleasure of meeting 9-year-old ryan christian and her family who lived by the motto strong, healthy and loved. >> watch out, i might paint over your finger. >> reporter: 8-year-old ryan christian loves art, fashion, and figure skating. since getting her first pair of skates at age 2, ryan was a natural on the ice. >> she's just an exceptional kid. >>ed avend russ, into everything. >> reporter: skating was in her genes, her father, jeff christian, was a professional hockey player, and is used to tough fights. >> she's a lot tougher than i am, that's for sure.
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a lot stronger, a lot braver. >> reporter: like her dad, ryan fights, too, her opponent? cancer. it's a very rare cancer. what was it that led to that moment when you realized your daughter was sick? >> she had a few headaches, i went to get her out of her room and she was unresponsive because she had a major seizure. >> she suffered major brain damage and after surgery to remove a tumor her parents received bad news. >> the doctor came and said this is cancer, and it might be too late already. >> because of how rare her cancer was, the christian family was referred to st. jude children's research hospital, a world leader in this kind of cancer. >> ryan has a cancer called aderoncourttal carcinoma. a cancer of the adrenal gland. >> the protocol originated at st. jude and they started an international registry to study the disease. after surgery and treatment, ryan was cancer free for eight months, but then a routine scan
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would bring more devastating news. >> there were some nodules that showed up in her lungs, so they went in and did a biopsy of her lungs just to see if it was cancerous and it was. >> reporter: after surgery to remove those nodules, more were discovered. so today, her doctors are in a race against time to save her life. >> i'd love to get rid of them but if i can't get rid of them the next thing is to keep them there and under control. >> reporter: i spent some quality time with ryan on her first trip to new york city. so i hear that rock center, the ice rink has always been something that you wanted to do. is that true? >> yes. >> tell me about your dream about coming here. >> well, last year when i was in the hospital, i kept asking like when could i skate again. >> she had a special surprise from someone who also fought a personal battle with cancer and won. you know how you said you love this very handsome skater named scott hamilton?
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well, look right there. wow, who is that! >> i want to see some of your moves. >> there you go! >> good job! see that, she naturally holds her landing. >> next visiting american girl was like a dream come true for this fashionista. >> you look gorgeous. >> thank you. >> beautiful! >> and who could resist a traditional horse and buggy ride through central park. tell me about having cancer. were you scared at all? >> well, people at st. jude and children's take care of me but yeah, like i was afraid. >> how did you find comfort? what was it that made you feel better? >> like the child life ladies there, just playing with them, like just really helped me. >> what have you learned watching your little girl go through this? >> just appreciate every single day you've got and make it a fun day and we say that at night, we
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had a good day today, we're going to have another good one tomorrow. >> take a bow. ta da! and ryan christian is here with me now along with marlo thomas, national outsireach director fo children's hospital. >> thank you. >> marlo, this is such a rare cancer. why is st. jude hospital interested in researching and treating this disease. >> restudy the disease to find the treatments cure it. dr. ribeiro is a scientist from brazil and came to st. jude to work on the disease because no one else was working on it. we do everything we can to save every child's life so ryan is as important to us, even if not anybody else has it. we want her life to be saved. >> so great, and ryan, what are you most thankful for this thanksgiving? >> well, for dr. mcgregor and all the nurses and doctors there at st. jude. >> you have something to look forward to as well this year, right? >> right, we have a brand new baby girl on the way. >> a little baby girl.
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mom and dad are standing off to the side. you're going to be a big sister so that's something to be extra thankful for. >> yes. >> you keep getting better, sweetie pie, okay? >> okay. >> i feel so happy that i got to know you. >> thank you. >> it's really great having you here. >> thank you. >> come back to rock center any time. we'll go back out on the ice. >> okay. >> marlo will talk to us tomorrow about another story of thanks and giving. coming up next, carole king belts out one of our all-time classics. first this is "today" on nbc. yeah, i'm married. does it matter? you'd do that for me? really? yeah, i'd like that. who are you talking to? uh, it's jake from state farm. sounds like a really good deal. jake from state farm at three in the morning. who is this? it's jake from state farm. what are you wearing, jake from state farm?
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[ jake ] uh... khakis. she sounds hideous. well she's a guy, so... [ male announcer ] another reason more people stay with state farm. get to a better state. ♪
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. ♪ i feel the earth move >> here she is one more time, carole king, singing "it's too late." ♪
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♪ stayed in bed all morning just to pass the time ♪ ♪ there's something wrong here, there can be no denying ♪ ♪ one of us is changing or maybe we just stopped trying ♪ ♪ and it's too late baby now it's too late though we really did try to make it ♪ ♪ something inside has died and i can't hide and i just can't fake it ♪ ♪ oh, no, no, no, no ♪ no, no, no ♪ it used to be so easy living here with you ♪ ♪ you were light and breezy and i knew just what to do ♪ ♪ now you look so unhappy and i
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feel just like a fool ♪ ♪ and it's too late baby now it's too late ♪ ♪ though we really did try to make it ♪ ♪ something inside has died and i can't hide and i just can't fake it ♪ ♪ oh no, no, no, no, no ♪ la, la, la, la, la, da, da ♪ do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, la, la, la ♪ ♪ la, la, da, da, da, da la, la, la, la ♪ ♪ there'll be good times again
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for me and you ♪ ♪ but we just can't stay together, don't you feel it, too ♪ ♪ still i'm glad for what we had and how i once loved you ♪ ♪ but it's too late baby, now it's too late though we really did try to make it ♪ ♪ something inside has died and i can't hide and i just can't fake it ♪ ♪ oh no, la, la, la, la, la ♪ la, da, da, da, da, da, da dum ♪ ♪ do, do, do, do, do, do, wah ♪ la, la, la, la, la, nah nah, nah ♪ ♪ it's too late, baby, it's too
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late, now, darlin' ♪ ♪ it's too late
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good morning. it's 9:57 on this tuesday, november 22nd. let's go to storm center 4, to meteorologist, tom kierein. >> we have had passing showers since last evening moving west to east and now we are getting all the areas in green rain, and drizzle and fog and we have temperatures chilly in the upper 40s and low 50s throughout the region. and today gradually warming into the 50s by this evening, and then the 60s by midday tomorrow. and then danella, how is traffic? >> if you are traveling i-95, here is a view of fairfax county parkway. delays start at prince william parkway and continue to the beltway. 395, no problems there as you
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make your way to the 14th street bridge, and in both directions you are clear. coming up in an hour, coming up in an hour, thanksgiving may still be a
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hello, everybody, it's a drizzly booze day tuesday. carole king was rocking on the plaza. >> at 6:30 a.m. she was already practicing and she kicked it off with this song. ♪ i feel the sky tumbling down ♪ i feel my heart start to trembling ♪ ♪ whenever you're around >> oh, upsetting the baby. you know way love about carole king, the fact she is well into her 60s and just kicking it. >> joyful and happening. >> her album "tapestry" and james taylor "sweet baby james" were my two favorite albums of my teen years.
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>> she is so great. >> and a lovely, lovely person. >> the crowd knew every word, sang for the whole deal. >> you were out there and you didn't care about your hair. >> that's how much i love carole king. >> tomorrow it's justin bieber and there is major bieber fever going on. let's talk about these. >> these are controversial babies. >> they look like precious babies. >> and there are triplets down there. the reason we selected the pink one is because the pink one apparently is controversial. >> okay, [ bleep ]. >> that was it. >> what happens is the baby goos and gas. apparently the doll says okay, crazy, the b -- you know what they're saying. >> after da-da. >> motion, motion. here it comes. listen closely.
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after da-da. >> ma-ma. >> da-da -- you crazy [ bleep ]. >> you're not supposed to say that on tv. we'll get fined by the fcc. >> is that true what it just said? >> she thinks it's funny. >> here is the statement from toys "r" us. without a doubt, we would not carry a doll that uttered profanity. as with many talking babies what you're hearing is baby basketball. certainly anyone who wishes to return the doll may do so. >> mama. >> only the pink one. >> you saw the reaction. >> one more time just to be sure. >> hoda.
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>> da da, da da, okay crazy [ bleep ]. >> you be the judge. >> we are not saying that the doll is saying it or the doll is not saying it. if you walked anywhere around 30 rock and watched tv, there have been fans lined up outside our studios. they are waiting for justin bieber. there they are right now. so that woman in the front is moms 4 bieber. they've been out there a couple of days camping with children. >> called occupy bieber. >> in the rain. that's happening outside. justin bieber is a huge draw. apparently the woman out in front, moms 4 bieber is someone justin bieber follows on twitter. there she is with her children and everybody. >> what do you think of that? >> i think it's a little -- it's raining. >> and it will pour tomorrow.
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>> it either show incredible dedication or something else. >> i would want to know if the kids are out of school. i want to ask questions like that. are they warm enough at night? are they eating properly? are they safe? those kinds of things you've got to ask yourself before you get in line. >> here is the deal, justin bieber, the whole paternity test thing. he decided on friday to take the paternity test. >> even though charges have been dropped. >> remember she pulled back from asking him to take the paternity test? >> she changed -- the attorneys that had originally been her attorneys left. i don't know if she intends to get a new attorney and sue him again or -- >> here is the deal. he took the test. he has been saying now they have to get the dna from the baby. he's been saying if, in fact, he's not the baby's father, which he claims is the way it is, he was going to sue this woman for causing all this commotion and defamation. we'll see what happens.
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>> i love it. they went to a lab in new jersey just to make sure it was done -- i mean, i like new jersey -- he got swabbed in new jersey. >> it's going to be crazy here tomorrow. crazy, crazy. >> it's going to be insane. >> that baby doesn't care. >> we had a great time yesterday. every year the monday before thanksgiving i've been going down to the new york rescue mission since 1837 or whenever it first started. it's an unbelievable organization downtown that has been taking care of new york's most destitute. i don't even remember how long ago i started going. when i came to visit the "today" show hoda came with me. yesterday bobbie came, jessica and sara. hoda was rocking.
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>> i look insane, of course. a picture before that -- if we can go back one. she had great hair. she gave me a resume. >> this guy right here. >> during the course, every year you sing "amazing grace." she walks up to this guy. he has a cane in his hand sitting at this table. he starts singing it with kath from deep, deep, deep down in his soul and it was beautiful. one of those things where you just see this guy and he felt valued. you could tell right then and there it was one of those moment where he stood up in front of everybody and let it go. >> my microphone couldn't get to everybody. everybody was singing and there are a lot of verses and they knew every one of them. >> yeah. >> i told them that song was inspired by a homeless man. the one who told us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. remember him? let's think about that this holiday. >> it was a great experience. sometimes you write a check and give 10 bucks and think, i did
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my part. >> i love to watch you with the people. >> we had fun. we had a great time. here is what can happen in 30 seconds. pretend you're coming home from work. you've got your hands full of bags of groceries, you've got two kids. you're dying to go to the bathroom. you've got a 1-year-old and 3-year-old, i'm going to put my groceries down in two seconds. >> and they go, okay, crazy b. >> in the groceries is a bag of flour. look what happened in 30 seconds. kids got the flour, apparently went insane. the mother was in the rest room. she walked out, saw this and decided to freak or take out the video camera. >> oh, my gosh. >> you know what, she realized the damage was done. let's just chronicle it. is that a diaper? >> all done, mommy. aren't you proud of me? >> mommy. >> flour doesn't ultimately
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destroy everything, but i can imagine it took a few hours to clean up that. >> if you ever walked into a room and you're like, i've got to get my, and you're in the room thinking, what did i come in here to get. >> now there is scientific evidence. >> they say when you step through a doorway, it instantly makes you forget things because you're entering a brand-new space. your mind is somewhere else, you walked into a new space and you forget what your point was. >> i forget. >> i do that. i'm constantly padding around my apartment going, what was i thinking? what was i getting? something was in here. i know it was something. you literally, i'm always thinking it will come to me if i sit here long enough. >> you don't have dementia yet. imagine when that starts kicking in, you know? it's fun. >> this is the season to give back, everybody. part of 50% of the proceeds from
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this beautiful snow globe -- how do i do it? turn it upside down? it's going to st. jude research hospital. they're $19.99 at home goods. that is beautiful. >> that is beautiful. >> we've got to go? darn. i'll tell you later. >> tell me on friday. >> up next -- >> kim cattrall is with us. >> eight times a week. >> and sara goes live to the thanksgiving day parade major stars. what makes a dollop of daisy so creamy and delicious? care and dedication. our family-owned company has focused on making... the best-tasting sour cream for over four generations. it's made with farm-fresh cream... that's 100% natural without any additives or preservatives. and no added hormones. so you can feel good knowing every creamy dollop... will bring all your favorite dishes to life. ♪ do a dollop, do-do a dollop of daisy ♪
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always be synonymous with "sex in the city" character samantha jones. right now she is starring in broadway. >> shies starring in a revital of noel coward's "private lives." and getting rave reviews. >> we auctioned off to go to kim's show and lunch, so we are going to do that next week. we haven't seen it, but we are so happy with the review. >> thank you, thank you, i don't read reviews, but i hear they are all good. >> i did not know you were born in england and lived in canada. and you have a british accent. that seemed to come easily. >> but it's a liverpool accent. that's very, very different.
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they call it the queen's english which is very, very nole coward. the thing i'm enjoying about this revital, we are not doing it very british, very art. it's a playful fun. we have a huge fight scene. >> he picks you up? >> i have the bruises to prove that. >> like that never happened to her, please. >> here is the fight scene. >> do you really have bruises from this? >> there's the bruise right there. >> he throws you on the bed. >> he spanks me. ow. >> was that how it's supposed to go? >> oh, yes, eight shows a week. >> explain to people what this is about. >> this is the original romantic comedy that noel coward wrote in the '30s for gertrude lawrence
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and himself. it's about this couple that love each other but can't live without each other. they both have been married, divorced, and now their second marriage is happening. >> they are on their honeymoons. >> they are both on their honeymoons with adjoining balconies. he starts whistling to this song and that's their song they had when they were in love. she goes, wait a minute, i know that voice. they see each other and decide to run away with each other -- >> which is rude, especially when you're married to someone else. >> what about the singing portion of the program. is that something you feel comfortable with? >> i do. i sing in a much higher register. i'm a better. that was a challenge. the biggest challenge for me was learning to do the foxtrot. >> i hope we have a little of that. >> you know, i have much more respect now for those professional dancers. you do it all backwards in high heels. >> ginger rogers said that.
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fred astaire was good, but ginger rogers was amazing. and to let a man lead. >> now we are getting to the psychological aspects. >> that's tougher. >> that's a little tougher. and what the play is about. just about relationships. >> elizabeth taylor played the role. were you intimidated because of those that came before you? >> yes. there was a host of great ladies doing it. i was at the beginning of reading it, but i felt our take was fresh and new. paul gross makes it his own. >> i never in my life felt a greater urge to be mused. >> you've had an urge in your time, haven't you? >> the audience are just going nuts with you? >> they are. to be on broadway is a dream. >> it's been a long time. >> it has. 24 years. i've been doing a lot of other plays, but not on broadway.
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the most amazing thing is the community on broadway. when we opened, we got these lovely cards from all the other shows. they all sign it and say, have a great opening night. >> they don't really mean it. i work with these people. nobody means it. >> no, no. >> you're doing your one night in the great white way. >> i think the unemployed maybe feel that way. but there is a community thing going. it's so hard to get a straight play to run on broadway. to run anywhere and a classic like this. i feel very fortunate. >> we are very excited. we'll get to see you next wednesday. >> and we are open thanksgiving night. >> you can't eat too much turkey. >> don't be tired, stay up. >> see you next wednesday. >> you can catch kim in "private lives" at the music box theater here in new york city. up next, sara takes you to a part of macy's thanksgiving day parade. we know a place where tossing and turning
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time for another installment of "sara in the city" where she spreads her wings and tackles a job in the city. >> for 85 years, macy has been throwing its famous parade that's become part of thanksgiving day traditions in living rooms everywhere many at the star of the parade are giant balloons that are created by balloonatics. floats, bands and a few giant characters flying high over the crowds gathered for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. even though we see them for only one day, getting the balloons and the balloon handlers ready is a full-time job. i am standing in parking lot p for macy day balloon fest. this is the last run for some of the newest balloons being added
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to the parade. my first lesson of the day, inflation with jimmy arnold, a veteran balloonatic. >> balloonatics work day to day with the balloons making sure they are ready to fly. >> i met the team inflating sonic the hedge hog and learned the balloon is made up of smaller chambers. >> if a leak does develop, all the rest of the balloon would be perfect and would still fly down the parade route. >> then it was time for my first lesson with the hose. >> we are going to teach you a new one. >> new balloonatic on deck, spread the word. >> half. tell him to slow down. >> slow down. >> and cut. >> i totally inflated that. you can do this from here on out, right? >> i got that. >> i got caught up in the fun. i decided to let the team keep going while i got ready for my next job, balloon handling with
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john piper, the head of the macy's parade design studio. >> all total, how many people have their hands navigate one balloon? >> a giant balloon, we are going to have upwards of 90 to 100 people. >> john showed me how to hold the line. >> bring this line toward you, one, two -- >> my wrist. >> and taught me the official balloon pilot hand signals. >> what if we have to turn? >> that's what i'm going to guess. >> everything working with the balloon comes down to three words, watch the pilot. pilots have green hats. captains have red hats. >> okay. you guys get warm hats. >> john challenged me to create a new cheer for the juliet balloon team. >> we're balloon junkies. >> i love it.
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follow if you love monkeys because we're balloon junkies. that's great. what are the three most important words? >> watch the captain. >> pilot. >> just kidding. >> most important, you have exactly the right spirit to be a balloon handler in the macy's thanksgiving day parade. welcome to the team. >> with john's approval, team julia got our final instructions. >> get into four individual lines. >> stretched out our muscles. and then the final scramble to get everything perfect for our first flight. >> ladies and gentlemen, you have a balloon! ♪ >> it was a lot of exercise, but i hardly noticed. >> monkey see, monkey do! >> great job, guys!
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>> after a safe landing, it was time to say good-bye to my new friend. hands are shaken, triceps are pumping and the monkey is exhausted. check him out. he just passed out. >> he's out. >> monkey, monkey. >> it looks like fun. >> it's tough. it's hard. >> it didn't look like a windy day. >> you could feel it. >> thanks, sara. >> thank you. >> great websites to help get better deals for holiday travel. >> and shopping for holiday dresses. >> a whole new way to make whoopi pies. you know why they call it black friday?
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and don't forget your special bonus -- $300 back. hurry, offer ends soon. go to contact the verizon center for customers with disabilities that's at 800-974-6006 tty/v. fios. a network ahead. we are back on this booze day tuesday with holiday dresses
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that look good no matter what you eat or drink. don't hold your breath. >> you know what? guys, come on in. >> i love live television. we were having a sound rehearsal and they were really loud. >> maybe it's the baby. >> bye kids, thanks. jackie stafford is here with us and she will tell us about cool dresses that fit your figure. >> if you want to trim up your hips and thighs. >> yes. >> this is a great shape if you want to smooth down hips and thighs. attention to the top half of the body. it's $38, this dress. >> that is gorgeous. >> i'll a jill stuart dress. all clothes are 80% off.
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peppermint here is the thing about holiday dressing. you can afford to spend lesson the dress and pump up with fabulous accessories. a lot of bling. make sure the shape draws the attention away from hips and thighs. >> good job. >> say you're more boy shaped and you want to curve it up. do what crystal is doing. >> i say do a lot of sparkle. >> look at the back of this dress. oh, my goodness, stop it, crystal! >> this is j. lo for kohl's. it is a body wrap shapewear. it's $180. it is a splurge but a great, great dress. look at the tights. >> i could but i won't.
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>> all right. these strike the balance between sheer and opaque. they give an extra punch of style to your holiday dressing. >> leave that dress in my dressing room. >> if you want to create a shrimper silhouette, tell us what dawn is doing here. >> this is a new line. this is from limited. it's got nice curves. down play the bottom half here. it's all about the fabulous shapewear and a great teal color. the shoes by draw the eye up. a real jewel tone is more sophisticated than a primary color. >> if you want the illusion of longer legs, except for you, hoda. >> here is a great dress. let's talk about why it works for her.
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it draws attention to her legs. the long sleeves are decorative. what a great idea when you want to rent something for the night. and you give it back. you don't have to spend a fortune on the dress. >> what if you want to look taller? >> you want to draw the eye. >> that's a kardashian dress. >> it's from macy's. it's a new line that's come out. the clutch is available. you can get that at a great high heel. one solid sheath dress like that will make you look tall. >> come out, ladies.
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>> everyone looks great, by the way. nice segment, thanks. >> thank you. >> thank you very much, everyone. now great deals if you need to get away this weekend. you've got the dresses. [ female announcer ] think your conditioner is doing the job? [ woman ] ♪ why you gotta be like that? ♪ don't be like that ♪ 'cause i deserve better than this ♪ ♪ did i catch you playing up like that? ♪ [ female announcer ] dry hair needs extra nourishment. >> everyone looks great, by the
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we are bringing you "today's travel" because tomorrow starts out one of the busiest holiday travel times of the year. >> aaa says more than 42 americans will hit the roads. that's about 550 football stadiums filled with people. laura begly bloom is "travel and leisure's" editor. >> if you start looking on line, everything seems pricey. holidays aren't a great time to get a bargain. >> it's not an easy time. there are 11 million more people than traveling last year.
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people are getting out there. they are traveling. they want to go, especially on this holiday weekend, they want to see their family. planes are going to be more tapped, roads are going to be more tapped. the tip is travel on the holiday itself. travel on thanksgiving. don't travel tomorrow, don't travel on sunday or monday when it's going to be crazier. this applies to christmas, as well. travel christmas day, travel new year's day. flights tend to be a little bit lower on the holidays. >> do you get better rates if you call up and book something or go online? >> you want to comparison shop. you want to call, look online. one of my favorite websites was, rhymes with chipmunk. it's savvy and great and easy to navigate. they show all the deals. maybe you want to travel a day later or earlier. they've got hotels, house
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rentals, lots of deals. >> do they help you find your lost luggage when that happens? it's going to be pouring rain tomorrow. >> there will be a lot of flights delayed. >> forget checking in your luggage. carry on. it's really important to be early this holiday season. make sure you check in 24 hours advance online so that you've got a seat. the airlines won't bump you if you have a seat. get to the airport early. check in your luggage early. >> i think the last time i flew, if you're not on the plane early, there is no space for you overhead. >> you've got to get on there, too. >> people are getting nasty about that. >> you know who you are. >> no, they don't. that's the problem. >> if we decide to go away for thanksgiving, you can still book a flight. one spot you like is punta cana. >> hodi has fond memories of punta cana. >> i actually got married there.
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>> it's still a beautiful place. >> you crazy. >> if you would like to go back, $96 a nitrite now. they've got an amazing deal. >> i'm sure they do. >> what else? >> that's not going to work into our plans. >> sundance resort out in utah, founded by robert redford. they have a great deal. they are even screening robert redford films out there there's outdoor mecca, lots to do. >> if you're not into resorts, you like the big city idea. like go to d.c. >> people think avoid the big cities because they might be crazy. actually, over the holidays, all the business travelers clear out. the cities do it up. one of my favorite spots is fairmont in washington. it's a gracious hotel, centrally
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located. they've got a deal $149 a night for a holiday package which includes hot chocolate. >> and probably decorated. >> they've got a gingerbread village. >> stop it. you're ridiculous. thanks so much, sweetie. >> thank you. >> i don't though what's wrong with me. >> sweet treats for thanksgiving. you know when you push your hair to the breaking point? that's me with the blow dryer and the flat iron until i see smoke. so pantene said, "breakage and split ends? no problem." they gave me this pantene called breakage to strength. [ female announcer ] the keratin protection pro-v system helps prevent then repair split ends. zero fear of breakage, 100% more strength. no regrets, just health. i'm not giving up the heat. [ female announcer ] the breakage to strength system from pantene. hair so healthy it shines.
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mike, thanks for doing that discount double check. you saved us hundreds. what was that? the discount double check? it's when we comb through your policies and make sure that you're getting all the discounts you deserve. no, i get that part, but you guys are doing my move. the discount double check move? that's my touchdown dance. so you're a dancer? no, i'm a quarterback. oh, a quarterback. mrr. i'm a robot. mm, mm. ee, er, ee, er. get out of here. [ male announcer ] aaron rodgers got his. how about you? rodgers! discount double check! [ male announcer ] get to a better state. state farm. [ female announcer ] we know you've got a lot on your plate at thanksgiving. which is why safeway has everything you need
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to get it all done. right now, get a safeway frozen turkey 8 to 24 lbs, for just 58 cents a pound. cook your thanksgiving turkey perfectly with our free chef assistant app. it's foolproof. safeway. ingredients for life. it is time for "today's holiday kitchen." it is a very special day. >> it's my brother's birthday. i just want to show you. he's this one. i can't see. that's my sister and i'm the weird one in the middle. happy birthday! >> he's on his way up to see you to celebrate. >> we thought it was the perfect time to do the birthday wish.
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>> hello. >> it's all about whoopie pies. our neighbor bobbie lloyd known as the chief baking officer of the renowned magnolia bakery is with us. >> we are making whoopie pies today. we have a little bit of flour. all these incredible aromatic spices. cinnamon, allspice, cloves, baking powder, baking soda, salt. while that is happening we mix our sugars. we add our oil. then we add our eggs one at a time. you've got it. >> i'm exhausted. >> then we add the vanilla. then we add our pumpkin. >> there you go. >> the secret trick to this is making sure your pumpkin is cold. otherwise your cookies will spread. this is a great recipe to make
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with kids. they are going to scoop it out. >> what am i doing, scooping? >> last but not least you add your cranberries. you scoop. >> hoda. >> that's how it works. what are you talking about? >> well, they will bake a little uneven. >> come on, bobbie. >> gosh, hoda. >> here we have maple cream icing. a little bit of cream seasoned butter. we probably won't add the syrup because it will fly all over the place. ever happen to you? >> no. >> you whip it up. maple syrup. >> that's the secret. >> these are the famous whoopie pies they sell at magnolia. >> yes.
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>> what are we doing? >> grab one of your cookies and turn it upside down. squeeze your bag. >> squeeze your bag. >> how many times have you heard that? if i had a nickel. >> i'm laughing so hard i can't see. wait a minute. this is not right. >> a little whoopie cookie on top. >> we only have 30 seconds. do we get to taste them. >> powdered sugar. >> look down here. >> magnolia is the hot spot. >> i've got one. oh, my god. bobbie, you rock. delicious. >> everything is on our website.
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landau eugene murphy jr was homeless at age 16. he was working at a car washer in west virginia. a few short months later 14 million people tuned in to watch the frank sinatra sound-alike jazz singer take home the million dollar prize. not worth much these days. now landau released his first cd called "that's life." congratulations. >> thank you. >> howie mandel said your life is about to change.
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has it hit you? >> yes, it has. it hit me like a ton of bricks. >> i am so busy i have a hard time staying with my relative. >> you're singing a song for us. what are you singing? >> kick in the head. >> kick it away. >> all right. ♪ ♪ how lucky can one guy be ♪ i kissed her and she kissed me ♪ ♪ like a fellow once said ♪ ain't that a kick in the head ♪ ♪ the room was completely black ♪ ♪ i hugged her and she hugged back ♪ ♪ like the sailor said quote ♪ ain't that a hole in the boat ♪ ♪ my head keeps spinning ♪ i go to sleep and she's
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grinning ♪ isn't this just the beginning ♪ my life is gonna be beautiful ♪ ♪ i've sunshine enough to spread ♪ ♪ it's just like the fellow said ♪ tell me quick ♪ ain't love a kick in the head ♪ ♪ like the fellow once said ♪ ain't that a kick in the head ♪ ♪ like the sailor said quote ♪ ain't that a hole in the boat ♪ ♪ my head keeps spinning ♪ i go to sleep and keep grinning ♪ ♪ if this is just the beginning ♪ ♪ my life is gonna be
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beautiful ♪ ♪ she's telling me we'll be wed ♪ ♪ she picked out a king-size bed ♪ ♪ i couldn't feel any better ♪ or i'd be sick ♪ tell me quick ♪ oh ain't love a kick ♪ tell me quick ♪ ain't love a kick in the head ♪ >> all right! landau. all the success to you. >> your cd dropped yesterday? >> yesterday. >> going to be big. >> bye, everybody. -- captions by vitac --
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