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upswing? >> texas tragedy. at least two people killed, more than 80 hurt when at least 140 vehies collide on a fog-covered highway. the scene of carnage stretch forward miles. stories of heroism in the chaos. >> special delivery. with her husband deployed in afghanistan a military wife thought she was going to deliver a baby boy on her own. guess who showed up? just in the nick of time. >> now mom, dad and baby boy have a lot to be thankful today, november 23, 2012. welcome to "today" on this
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friday morning. i'm willie geist. >> i'm tamron hall. matt and savannah enjoying a long weekend, hopefully sleeping off turkey. >> i understand you cooked. how did that go? let me put this a different way. >> why don't you. >> when you cook a turkey, the plastic do you take that out or leave it in? >> i knew this was coming. i made five side, two cakes, one pie, and yes, i left the turkey stuff inside. why is it there? >> so the gravy was plastic. is that what you're saying? >> no. it was cooked and my mother found it. >> cooking for your mother for the first time. your family is still recovering. >> at the hospital. >> plenty of people, though, up bright and early racing into the stores trying to snap up all of the bargains out there on black friday. the busy shopping day of the year coming up we'll take to you the front lines also reveal some of the best bargains from tech to clothing, even items for
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free. >> more drama for halle berry. she has been locked in a custody battle with the faerpt of her little girl. on thanksgiving it got physical. her current boyfriend got into a fight. we'll have much more on that. >> it's the most thrilling thing you did on a bike was to ride without training wheels, wait until you see what some of the bravest dare devils attempt as they fly down mountains at top speed. do not try this at home. >> don't try it at all. you won't be able to do that. we'll take a trip to the quietest spot on earth. i'm not sure if it's a place i want to visit. kind of like it but we'll check it out. >> we'll find out. let's begin with the black friday shopping rush. courtney reagan is at a mall in dayton, ohio. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. this mall has been open since midnight and shoppers have been flocking in ever since. if this is the super bowl of
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retail many of these are playing in overtime. while it may not be what the pilgrims intended, for those flocking to the stores on thanksgiving it could be the start of a new tradition. >> eat turkey, and then put the kids to sleep with my mom and go without my husband. >> reporter: retailers hope shopping bags will be as full as shoppers' stomachs. kmart had three separate door buster sales. the first starting at 6:00 a.m. thanksgiving morning. these stores hope the black friday creep into thursday will keep the cash registers ringing all the way through friday night this year. >> it looks like all of the advertising and the earlier hours are going to pay off for retailers. >> we got here around 3:00, so not all night but it's worth it to see the looks on our family's faces when they open up their gifts. >> reporter: they are not alone. over the weekend more than 147
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million americans are expected to shop, and spend. >> got mickey, we got some tools, we got the fire rescue stuff. i don't know what else i can do some damage with but i'm going to find out. >> reporter: black friday weekend can generate 30% of all retailers. >> there are better deals earlier in the year, later in the season. but black friday is that time when you can say okay, christmas is in the air. >> reporter: black friday is still an event for many americans it's lost some significance with the internet. more and more consumers are jamming servers from the couches instead of busting doors of the stores. in fact, ibm says thanksgiving online sales are up 18% from last year. online or in-store they are rolling out deals trying to bring consumers back for more. >> at the end of the day you're
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out here trying to save a couple of dollars. >> reporter: google says the top thanksgiving day related shopping searches include nexus 7, ipad lap top and espresso makers. we'll see if that's what they end up going home with. tamron. >> courtney, thank you. terry is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of macy's and joins us from their famous location, 34th street here in new york. good morning. happy black friday. >> good morning. you should be here. all of the crowds seem to be here. you should be with us. >> you know me so well. i'll be there later today. let me ask you about the forecast for this black friday. i think 11,000 people were at macy's when the door opened at that location last night. >> yeah. i was here. letting them in, opening the door and it was a record crowd, no question about it. i stood at the front door at the
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broadway entrance between 34th and 35th street. i swear i was standing there for 18 to 20 minutes, and the line of incoming traffic never stopped. so people are definitely here, definitely shopping. there's bags in their hands so it's encouraging start to the holiday kickoff for black friday. >> it's interesting you note bags in their hands. so often we think of people as browsers who walk in and get caught in the frenzy. you're seeing people walk out with bags meaning they purchased something on this lead-up to christmas. what are the hot items i guess or things that encourage you this year? >> first of all, i don't know anybody that would be browsing at midnight on thanksgiving. if they aren't here on a mission i don't know who is. so we've had -- funny because i was standing at the door and they are asking me directions. tell me where the shoe department is, tell me where the blenders are sold. so i'm directing people back and forth. and so and those were two hot
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categories, the small electrics category blowing out this morning, women's shoes up on the second floor here, new renovation, i mean that place is a bit of a mob scene. we had this 1999 boot that is selling like hot cakes up there. then in home furnishings lots of great luggage items, textile items. so throughout the store you're seeing lots of value. that was the key message for today. lots of value. >> a note that we're in tough economic times, recovery is slow, there are some signs of hope. this is the earliest thanksgiving has fallen on the calendar since 2007. as we counted there are now 32 shopping days. how do you equate that many shopping days with the reality that a lot of people face in their home with their own pocket books? >> well, first of all it is a challenging time for america, and i think in spite of that we know for the last 11 quarters now macy's has had record performance in sales and
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earnings, so we understand the challenging time and therefore we really focused on giving great value of the best brands in the world. that's the combination that i think makes the macy's brand work so well. and so we're going to continue that into the holiday season. continue to make sure that we offer great value, recognizing that people are on a tight pocket book, and that's why you know, we've got to be really clear about the values. it's got to be obvious. it cannot be guesswork on the part of the consumer. i think that's what is working for us so far. you're going to see much more of that throughout the holiday season. it is going to be late. to your point this is the longest stretch between thanksgiving and christmas. i predict that november will be a little softer, december will be stronger but particularly strong toward the end of the december period. >> all right. best of luck to you and the retailers. thank you very much. now here's willy. >> thank you very much. now to a deadly highway pileup in southeast texas on thanksgiving. it left at least two people dead
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and more than 80 others hurt. the carnage stretched for miles. amid the chaos there are stories of heroism. more we go to janet shanlin. >> once the fog lifted on interstate 10, the devastation was clear. more than 100 vehicles, including trucks twisted on top of each other, that left first responders rushing to pull survivors from the miles of wreckage. >> it was very hectic, you've got a lot of people that were traveling for thanksgiving today. so, being involved in a crash, you had a lot of injured people along the roadways and then people, some of them were still in vehicles. >> it happened thanksgiving morning about 8:00 a.m. just as many were taking to the road to visit friends and family. >> we were hearing car after car, boom, boom, boom. >> tamika and her family on the way to new orleans are rear ended by an suv. >> when they got out of the car
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all we saw was that truck pushing our car from way back there to all the way up here. >> the suv that hit her car ended up under a tractor-trailer. the man and woman inside were killed. her daughter was the only one hurt in her car. and her injuries were not life threatening. >> thankful for life, for god sparing us. >> a little further up the line katie and her husband and two children pulled over as the cars ahead stopped in the road. they could hear cars hitting each other in the fog. katy, who is a nurse, ran back to help a family behind them, as the cars kept piling up. >> i was trying to get the little boy out of the car and then people started hitting us again and i realize it wasn't over. i jumped in the car on the boy's lap, closed the door and we braced each other until we knew it was done. >> the sheriff's office was grateful that despite chaos, so many uninjured travelers like katie came to the aid of those in need. for today, janet shamlian,
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houston. >> here's tamron. >> now to the uneasy peace in the middle east. this morning violence broke out near the border of israel and gaza. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. eight days of fighting and people are feeling the effects. two more bodies were recovered yesterday under the rubble in a house destroyed by anirstrike bringing the death toll to 164. meanwhile, in israel children returning to school but the question on everyone's mind is whether or not this cease-fire will hold. more than a day after going into effect, a fragile cease-fire has been violated. israeli soldier killed a an israeli soldier killed a palestinian man and injured ten more on the gaza, israel border. it is not clear why they shot at the men on the palestinian side of the fence, but they
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maintained a no go area on the board er to thwart attacks. there's much needed rainfall for the farmers. acre after acre, row after row of strawberries and eggplant locally grown for lucrative european markets, this is peak export season. the only problem with the war on the territory firmly in place, the borders are sealed off, effectively banning exports and depriving farmers and their families a key source of income to survive at a critical time this farmer tells me. lifting the siege and allowing for movement of goods and people was one of the demands to stop rocket attacks on israel. they celebrated the ceasefire across gaza, declaring it a victory for the people. the popularity skyrocketed in recent days. for they need immediate help, especially now that the tunnels used to smuggle farming supplies and weapons
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according to israel were destroyed by israeli air strikes. israel reeling from the war after eight days of fighting, israeli industry lost more than $50 million. communities in southern israel are trying to get back to normal life here as children return to schools without sounds of the daily sirens. while communities on both sides try to rebuild in the calm the ceasefire brought, the fear of violence is never far from anyone's mind. now, the palestinian factions in gaza condemned that deadly attack this morning, though they're not saying they're going to take any retaliatory measures as of yet. for the time being, the concern or tension among ordinary people is not necessarily going to translate into any severe action that could jeopardize that calm. >> thank you very much. a check of the morning's top stories. thomas roberts is in for natalie. >> hi, willie, hi, everybody. fresh off the diplomatic
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success, helping broker the ceasefire between israel and gaza, egypt's president granted himself far reaching powers effectively wiping out all authority away from egypt's judicial system and declaring the courts are barred from challenging any of his decisions. a united nations official expressed serious concern saying this could cause a volatile situation. a woman clowning around near the tomb of the unknowns and a worker that took the picture was fired. she was snapped pointing her middle finger shouting near an arlington national cemetery sign that asked for silence and respect. they took that on a paid trip by their employer. halle berry's ex-boyfriend released on $20,000 bail, after getting into a fight with her current fiance outside her l.a. home thursday. gabriel aubry was hospitalized and later arrested on battery
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misdemeanor charges. aubry and halle are in a bitter custody dispute. it is back in business this morning. mary thompson joins us from the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, thomas. markets close early this post holiday session. investors are looking to build on recent games. s and p and nasdaq up the last four sessions. what's on focus? retail stocks, given we had the official kickoff for the shopping season, many yesterday. also investors watch greece where they continue to look for progress on dealing with the on-going debt problems. in los angeles thursday, hundreds of volunteers spent their thanksgiving holiday feeding those in need. thousands turned out at the l.a. mission for a warm turkey dinner that included all the trimmings. and this family likes to live life in the fast lane. house in china in the middle of the highway.
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the couple living in it refused to leave, arguing the compensation being offered to them, well, it is just not enough. not going to go. and the patriots had a lot to be thankful for with the matchup with the jets. new york couldn't get it together. they pounced on the jets beating them 49-19, scoring three touchdowns in 52 seconds and this embarrassing moment for mark sanchez who ran into his offensive lineman back side, fumbling with the pickup for the patriots. 16 after the hour, we send it back to willie, tamryn. my mother is quick to defend you on your cooking. she said innards happen. >> i pulled out the neck, some other part, they tricked me and hid the other thing.
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let's check the holiday forecast from weather channel meteorologist maria larosa in for al who ate her cooking. >> all right, guys. we're dealing with some heat actually ahead of a big cold front, big cool down behind it. minneapolis had a record high into the mid-20s, and the lake effect snow machine kicking into high gear. that's a look of the weather across the country. a check of your local weather after this. your local weather right after this. their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. 7:18 on a black friday
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morning. good morning. we're getting another stunning sunrise over san francisco. no fog to report here, but we do have some developing throughout the interior valleys of the east bay. also some fog creeping in from the delta this morning. watch out for that from trace si to fresno. 70 in livermore, 70 san jose and 70 in redwood city. beautiful conditions continue into the first part of the weekend. >> and that's your weather. imagine a place that's so silent, you can hear your heartbeating and your lungs filling with air. it might sound like science fiction, but it is actually a place here on earth, recognized by the folks at guinness as the quietest place on earth. gary sanders took a trip inside. >> reporter: in the chaos of our world where there's seemingly no escape from noise, petty officer third class nick hair wanted complete silence. for the last nine months, he bunked feet below the deck of
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the uss abraham lincoln. >> it is loud and noisy. it is like living under a roller coaster. >> reporter: at orfield labs in minneapolis, in a chamber the guinness book of world records says is the quietest place on earth, where you can literally hear a pin drop, this sailor asked for an escape. >> okay. get settled in. world's quietest room. cool. >> reporter: i endured the chamber for just five minutes. there's like intense pressure, like in a car driving up a mountain. keep having to swallow and yawn to equalize the pressure. i am pretty sure what i hear is blood flowing in my neck. >> the ear is both a loud speaker and microphone. when it is deprived of sound, it produces its own, creates its
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own hallucinations. >> reporter: why does this exist? to test product sound level like hospital equipment, vacuum cleaners, or this once for a sailor on overload. >> becoming a little disoffer yenting. it is interesting. >> i bet after ten minutes, nick may think he now had this experience and he is ready to of move on. >> reporter: he lasted more than an hour. >> how are you? >> i'm okay. >> reporter: see if you can actually stand up. how do you feel? >> i feel wobbly. >> reporter: a sailor getting his sea legs. >> do you hear the planes landing? >> i can't do it. it is interesting. >> reporter: and finally the elusive peace and quiet. kelly sanders, nbc news, minneapolis. coming up, a soldier that made it home from afghanistan to surprise his wife and makes it just in time for the birth of their son. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. time fo
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through december 1st. some people put everything intotheir name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. 7:26. i'm laura garcia. that breaking news is coming out of palo alto this morning where firefighters and police on the scene of a major crash involving
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a chp car. it's at 101 northbound at embarcadaro. the chp officer has minor injuries. we're still gathering information about what caused this crash. we understand one lane of traffic remains open. the rest northbound lanes in palo alto are closed right now. want to check the forecast with meteorologist christina lauren. >> good morning to you, laura. good morning to you at home. you made it through thanksgiving. we are expecting a warmup from yesterday's highs. temperatures in the 70s as we head throughout the second half of your afternoon. looking pretty good for your outdoor activities. also lots happening tonight. we have the tree lighting happening in downtown san jose. in addition to that we're also going to see the tree lighting at giradelhi square.
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west-northwest wind at 6 miles per hour currently in santa rosa. 70 livermore, 68 fairfield and 68 degrees today in san francisco. and we keep on climbing into your saturday. mid-70s return to parts of the bay area. sunday we drop off just a little bit as we introduce the fog which we've seen a lack of for the past couple days. coming back sunday and monday. cooler conditions as a result and conditions continue tuesday into wednesday and then we have the showers moving in. >> today's great temperatures you may be tempted to head to the beach, but ocean beach still closed this morning thanks to a sewage leak. the beach was closed wednesday when water leaked from a manhole on the beach. the release is believed 90% storm water and 10% sewage. despite the smell, still a lot of people out there enjoying the
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beach walking yesterday. but no word on when the mess will be cleaned up. another local news update for you in about half an hour. have a great friday.
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inside studio 1 a, tamron hall and willie geist. matt and savannah are back monday. coming up, how brave are you? >> not this brave. >> do you like to push the envelope? some guys it is not a hobby, it is a life style. they're not just bikers, but bikers on the edge, challenging themselves on amazing courses on death defying terrain. we take you for a real ride. >> i'll watch that at a safe distance. if you're too busy traveling or sleeping off the turkey hangover, don't worry, we will see what late night comics had to say about the week that was. and a leg upupfor nothing t >> very nice, very nice. affirmative action we've seen a lot of touching moments with soldiers coming back from the front lines surprise their kid. this time a military man surprised his wife just in time for the birth of their son.
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the story from nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: for amanda earhart it could have been a much different holiday. >> just do it on my own. >> reporter: on tuesday she was about to give birth to a baby boy alone. >> he was the only person that i wanted to hand the healthy son to. >> reporter: her husband matt was on his third tour of duty in afghanistan thousands of miles away, or so she thought. >> oh, the my god. >> reporter: matt had kept this mission top secret. >> she wanted me here. i wanted to be here for her so that's why it's a big deal. >> reporter: he made it home just in the nick of time. 15 minutes later the son they named gunner made his own grand entrance. >> it's just perfect. >> reporter: doctors and nurses
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at tacoma general had deglad aman amanda's c-section to try to give time to get there. it wasn't an easy trip for the 25-year-old combat medic. for a month he had been begging his superiors to let him come home. amanda's doctors even wrote letters, but finally, after more than 25 hours of flying. >> that was the best surprise ever. it was amazing. you have to mess a lot of first when your spouse is in the military. he missed his daughter's first steps and just really nice he didn't have to miss out on his healthy son being born. that just really means a lot. >> reporter: a lot to be thankful for, for a war hero and his family all together and home for the holiday. for "today," kristen dahlgren, nbc news, los angeles. >> very nice. let's get a check of the weather from maria larosa in for al this morning. hi, maria >> good morning, tamron. gotten through thanksgiving and getting through black friday. let's get through the weekend,
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shall we. right now we're looking at the cool taking over, midwest through great lakes. great lakes seeing quite a bit of snow in some spots because of the lake-effect and mid-secretaries looking good. the pacific northwest will have a tough time trying out. rain, wind and more snow as we get into sound. mild and beautiful as we get across the south and southeast. chill from the northeast from philadelphia to chick and back over to chic 7:33 on a black friday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina lauren. the north bay is chilly. temperatures in the 30s in many parts of the north bay. 70s later on a clear start looking really good for the day. 70 in livermore, 71 in santa teresa, 71 los gatos and 73 in san francisco. nice and dry and comfortable through the upcoming weekend. then we have changes next week. an area of low pressure drops in wednesday into thursday.
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>> you look like a tough shopper. doing any black friday shopping today? >> i don't know. >> where are you from? >> norwich. >> good to see you. now back to you. if you thought the best way to go down a mountain fast was on skis or on a snowboard, wait until you see the sports jenna wolfe tried. >> i don't know how that got in the teleprompter. >> way off. i tried it. all heard about extreme sports but would i like to open a new category. call it the most unbelievable sports you could possibly imagine. it is the best way i can describe what i saw when i got an up-close look at free ride mountain biking. believe me, this is one sport you will definitely need a helmet for. every year some of the best riders in the world come to
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utah, a chance to test their courage and sharpen their skills and measure up to a frightening standard, but that's not happening here. it's actually taking place a few miles over there. this is a rider's eye view of downhill mountain biking. it's a sport that's all about pushing limits. darren bearcloth may be the best in the world tat. you got the okay from your parents. >> anything i could do to go outside and get out of their, they were creaty stoked. >> reporter: starting his career on bmx bikes, faircloth now find his challenge at the rampage. it's a course that opens up like a jagged grate. darren gave me a guided tour. how often would you walk the
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course? >> we're constantly walking the course and checking out new lines and possibilities. >> reporter: lines refer to the routes that riders take to the bottom. they are judged on their speed, degree of difficulty and creativity, kind of like figure skating. you know where your line it. you don't have to spray paint your initials on it. lines are made. >> it's very meticulous determined how well thought out the person's run. this is one of the bigger drops and last year where cameron zinc pulled a 360. one of the best things about this contest it's kind of like using your own creativity and letting the land almost speak to you and kind of paint your own little picture. i know what you're thinking, these guys are crazy, right? darren says that couldn't be
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further from the truth. we know exactly what we're doing and we plan for this and we train for this, and this is our home. >> reporter: the past calm of years bearcloth and a group of his riding buddies looked for new lines in british columbia, argentina, nepal and china's goby desert. where they went and what they did became this spectacular film called "where the trail ends." how many people in the world can say they mountain biked down the goby desert? >> there's five of us so far. >> reporter: if you want to know who you really are, sometimes it helps just to see how far you can go. darren set me up with a helmet, some gloves and a quick lesson. i feel like it's too much, too soon. from there it was all downhill. i did it. i did it.
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cross that off the bucket list, baby. when we're kids, a bike means the freedom to get out of the neighborhood. just how far we go is entirely up to us. >> thank you to dash for his time and patience with me. catch darren an his friends on the december 8th broadcast of the rul bued bull rampage and t was very impressed with my voice. >> you look at the landscape and what they are doing, a spiritual feeling, so heartwarming. i like that. >> a lot of edits in your ride. you sort of started and crossed the finish line. >> i'd like to know what happened in between. >> get a helmet. get a helmet and find out for yourself. >> coming up, a holiday preview for the entire family, plus, squeezed between black friday
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locally. american express chairman and ceo ken chenault is here to tell us more about it along with karen mills, part of president obama's cabinet for the small business administration. ken, let me start with you. black friday, black thanksgiving night, cyber monday, why do we need a small business saturday on top of it? >> i think the most important thing is we want to celebrate small businesses and celebrate the communities where small businesses are, and what we've seen over the last two years, this is the third year of small business saturday. we've really built a tremendous movement, and small businesses have seen increased in sales, and that's what it's about. what small businesses want are more customers. >> true though, ken, that small businesses kind of needed this holiday because they were getting pinched and squeezed out by things like cyber monday and black friday?
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>> i think the most important thing is we wanted to celebrate small businesses. this is not big box retailers against small businesses or cyber monday, there's room for all three. what we really felt is we wanted to really put attention to small businesses, the importance that small businesses have to our economy, creating half of the private work force and two-thirds of the net new jobs. >> karen, basic question but an important one for consumers going out today. what is a small business? if i'm out shopping, how do i identify it? >> as you walk down main street in the community, many people have people with whom they have relations. it might abdely, a cupcake shop but you can walk in that business on small business start, and they have been preparing for months now. at the small business administration we've had a web page, they have come on and gotten tips so you might see a sign in the door.
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you might see a shop local. you might see them right out on the corner saying please help us celebrate small business saturday. and we are saying thank you to those people in our community who have done so much. they create jobs, and they support the little league and the girl scouts, so right on saturday i'm going to be walking down main street inri roslindal in boston saying thank you to the community. >> this is the third year you've done it. have you seen tangible results? is it actually helping beyond the one day? >> i think we've seen an increase in sales and we've seen a carry over of people really understanding the importance of small businesses. i mean, this has real become a movement. you have over 300 community organizations that have supported small business saturday, elected officials in all 50 states. the senate passed a unanimous resolution. how often does that happen in
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washington? >> that's right. >> and last year we had the president and his two daughters shopping at a local bookstore in washington so i think what's important is, this is not just about small business saturday. it's really the kickoff for the holiday season and a kickoff for support of small business saturd saturday. >> across the administration you're going to be seeing this again. many will be out shopping. many in my cabinet already have plans, and you probably have plans too. >> absolutely. i'll be out tomorrow, guys. thanks so much and appreciate what you're doing, ken chenault and karen mills. >> thank you. >> small business saturday and up next the late-night comics. and it was just like -- this was the car for me. [ ryan ] it has stuff that guys like, like the rims and the sleekness to the body. and, then, had the bluetooth and the navigation that diana really wanted. [ diana ] and it was an se,
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in fact, two weeks ago general petraeus' wife told him to start packing. >> traffic in new york city is worse than any traffic i've ever seen in my entire life, especially during the holidays. every -- i'll tell you what? you know what it's like? it reminds me of chris christie. it tells me how it reminds me of chris christie. every major artery is clogged. >> some people have been camped outside of stores for days now to get a good spot in line for what they call door buster sales. this what makes lining up for a "twilight" movie reasonable. >> let's take a look at the pros and cons of the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> pros, getting to see snoopy in the dog house float. con, seeing job petraeus in there with him. >> old geezer, and you have to guess whether it's the neck of an old geezer or a turkey neck. >> all right.
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what's that honey? my hair back. and no more cancer. well, girls, st. jude is working on that. go to st. jude dot org or shop where ever you see the st. jude logo. good morning to you. 7:56. i'm laura garcia. we have an update to the breaking news we're following in palo alto this morning where one person is now dead, five others injured after a crash involving a chp car. it is happening at 101 northbound at embarcadero in
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palo alto. two of the five people injured we understand are in critical condition. the chp officer has minor injuries and we're still gathering information about how this crash started. but let's check in now with christina lauren. she has a look at how this could affect traffic along the peninsula. >> it certainly is. good morning to you at home. one more time that location northbound 101 at embarcadero road. you see all that red, only one lane getting by. the solid backup extends to san antonio road. the sig-alert could be in effect for hours. the area of the highway will not open until 2:00 p.m. the good news is a lot of people have the day off and there are good alternates to get around this accident. el camino moving better. 280 up to speed. that is your best bet headed northbound into the city especially from the south bay. switching gears, look at yoush forecast. we're looking really good. bay bridge toll plaza, no delays here. you can see completely clear conditions. that sky is clear as a bell.
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43 degrees in livermore. we're at 45 in san jose and 41 in gillroy. high pressure keeping us mild all the way through the upcoming weekend with temperatures in the 70s. a nice treat for us as we head through the next few days. we'll have your seven-day outlook in a few minutes, back to you, laura. >> a lot of people out shopping this morning. possibly the hottest spot to shop is over the paragon outlets in livermore this morning. shoppers prowling the stores there since about 10:00 last night. some had to wait an extra hour just to exit the freeway. another local news update in about half an hour.
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it is it is 8:00 on this friday morning november 23, 2012, the day after thanksgiving a day off for a lot of folks joining us
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here on the plaza. glad they could be with us. i'm willie geist with tamron hall. matt and savannah have the day off. we've got a lot to talk about in the next hour because a lot of people have rushed out to stores. >> yeah. >> hand to hand combat going on in malls, there at midnight. we'll give you a play book, tips to get through black friday. deals, all kind of deals, everything from tvs, video games, clothing, things you can get for free. we'll get you started with best bets before you head out the door. >> tempted to go online and do shopping? >> online but not out with the pushing and shoving. >> save that for later today. also ahead, this weekend is the kick-off of the holiday movie season. this morning we've got a roundup of all of the films you will not want to miss. a couple of good ones on the list. i like there's a variety, as usual, something for the family, something for the wife if you want to do something fun. >> absolutely. speaking of hollywood, we'll catch one with one of
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hollywood's biggest heart throbs, true, mr. chris pine. >> you think vie to tell you that? the world says. >> "rise of the guardians" includes everybody from santa claus to the tooth fairy banding together to save the world. how than for a plot? >> i want to borrow your kids and take them to the movie. if i go as an adult it might look creepy. >> we'll let you baby-sit. let's go inside to msnbc's tam mass roberts. >> good morning to you. hi, everybody. black friday, in full swing after getting off to its earliest start ever with many big stores like walmart and target opening on thanksgiving evening. retailers predict sales up 4% this year. and over the course of the weekend, more than 147 million americans are expected to hit stores. that's good news as they face increasing competition from online retailers. online sales are up 18% over last thanksgiving. the postal service hoping to cash in in on internet shopping
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craze. teaming up with major retailers to test out same-day package deliver print expedited service mo metro post will start next month. this holiday shopping season a mall in california is trying something new to help parents keep track of kids. security at arden fair mall will write a parents' phone number on the back of the paper bracelet, like ones you get at a concert or social event. if clerks find a lost kid they're able to call the kid's numbers right way. holiday travelers thanked for jumping into action after massive 140-vehicle pile-up in southeast texas. police welcomed the help as they rushed to the scene pulling people from cars, suvs, tractor-trailers that slammed into each other in heavy fog thanksgiving morning. two people were killed and 80 others were hurt. a wire fox terrier has been
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named america's top dog. the 4-year-old terrier named sky was named best in show beating out 1500 other dogs at this year's national dog show. congrats to them. what's trending today, a roundup of what's talking online. halle berry's ex-boyfriend showed up at her hollywood hills home thanksgiving and left in handcuffs. tmz says gabriel aubrey was dropping off their daughter and got into a fight with barry's fiance. they are involved in a nasty custody battle over the little girl. as you head out this weekend to shop for kids on your list, check out these things. from dolls to -- excuse me from dolls that look like member of the famous boy band one direction to furry interactive pets that speak a foreign language, the most in-demand toys of the shopping season. dot mcstuffens is another
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favorite with the wii-u that introduces two-screen console gaming and gaming tablets. americans know they love turkey more than anyone else. apparently so does this guy's pooch. he says sloopy started dancing for the plate of turkey on the kitchen counter and put the miami sound machine action underneath. ♪ all right. hopefully after that performance, sloopy was rewarded with some turkey. best in cofgo goes to sloopy in miami for turkey. back outstid willie. >> awesome. >> we will cancel rest of the show and watch that. >> book the dog and bring him on the show and make him redo this moment. look. >> exclusive with the dog. that dog moves. >> i'll watch it. >> man wants his turkey. >> i need to know if the dog got the turkey. >> you got to reward that. thanks very much. a check on the weather.
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for that over to maria larosa. >> thank you so much. this is not so you know usual for new york city in november. we have folks from florida. what are you thinking of this november new york city weather? >> it's very cold. >> it's pretty good. i feel you. let's see where else it might be cold. pick city for this hour, heading to pocatello, idaho. sunny, 50 degrees. should be a beautiful black friday day there. across the rest of the country, dealing with fog in the northeast. also once again along the gulf coast. you see the line of showers cutting through? that's the cold front. literal dividing line between the heat and the chill. temperatures well above average out ahead of it. that big cooldown behind it, chicago, minneapolis record high yesterday. just in the 20s. but snow showers and of course the pacific northwest, still very unsettled. wind, rain from seattle over to . good morning.
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8:06. if you are heading about to catch some deep discounts, we have good weather. nice and clear. you don't have to fight through the fog. 73 in livermore. 71 in santa teresa. 70 in san jose. temperatures look great all weekend long. then we bring the rain back in. not just yet. not until wednesday and thursday. temperatures in the mid-60s next week. >> and that's a will be at your weather. willie, over to you. >> maria, thank you very much. coming up, everything you need to know to save some big cash as you head out on this black friday right after this. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts.
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edition of our "today's" holiday gift guide. it's a black friday whip. >> yes, we gather three experts to tell you how and where to find the best deals possible for all of your gift-giving. >> first up, black friday's top tech deals. "today" contributor mario armstrong, digital lifestyle expert, good morning, happy holidays. >> happy holidays, how are you? >> i'm doing great. let's start with the big screen. what is this, 50-inch. >> thin and energy efficient, l.e.d. is a premium, 899, 400 bucks off. >> what about a warranty, they offer me that extended warranty, i don't know whether to bite on it? >> if you have the money do it but otherwise pass. check your credit card, staples they will give you double the extended warranty and look at online warrant service like and invest in a very good surge protector. >> laptops and tablets always big. >> windows 8 laptops out
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everywhere. this is an hp 14-inch 399 bucks, but i love the insides of this because it's going to last for a while. buying it for a friend, a student, this has six gigs of r.a.m., a huge hard drive and buy the most r.a.m. you can afford and hard processor. >> 399. >> 399. >> what about the tablet shz. >> a lot of tablets out there, these two are the best deal, the nook color and then the nook paper wipe. simple touch. the nook is only 99 bucks, get all the apps, movies, games and colors and can do parental profiles on this as well so if you want kids to deal with appropriate content. >> 50 bucks. >> it's glare-free and awesome. >> for the gamers now, where do we begin? >> gaming, all the deals are 199 for all the bundles. sony playstation 3 has a great bundle with games and the hand held and the ps-vita and the
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microsoft xbox with games including for 199 bucks. >> cell phones. >> listen to this. only a penny. right there at sam's club. they have the thing, the s-3, samzum sung 1-3, a two-year contract but under a buck for the phone. looking for a smartphone with a g screen, fast connectivity, eight megapixel camera, this is for you? >> and head phones. >> they are all 50% off, speakers built n.go to a special website off. >> those work for you, by the way. >> they do. >> wouldn't work for everyone. >> get you doing that "gangnam style" all over again. >> you're on your own, mario. thanks so much. >> now here's tamron. >> the sales are getting to mario. up next, black friday freebies, and that's right, absolutely
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free. elizabeth mayhew has the scoop. good morning. >> good morning. >> they say if it's too good to be true it is, but this this case it's real. >> free is better than cheap. >> let's jump in. >> first thing, thanksgiving, might be ready to work it out. head to gold's gym. head to gold's gym, called trim the fat friday. >> any gold gym. >> any geld's gym across the country. >> nothing beats a free breakfast. >> don't want to work out have a breakfast at sam's club serving starbucks coffee and pastries. they estimate they will give away 150,000 danishes. >> and a lot of coffee. >> cove and the danishes. >> go in and have breakfast, shop and have a good time. >> jc penny is taking free portraits of your kids now through the end of the week so head to and sign up for a slot and you get a free 8 x 10 and a digital print
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of it as well. >> parents talk about not being in the photograph with their kids anymore, so used to snapping with our fobes, very nice. >> batteries. who doesn't need staples. buying all these presents. get batteries for free. doing 16-pack aaa and aa. the only glitch is you have to sign up for the staples reward program. >> costs you nothing and you get the batteries. >> this is intriguing. >> epay has pared up with bliss spa. today you can get free manicures and pedicures. what you do is download the ebay app, shop at ebay, experience ebay while you're getting your manicure, pedicure and foot massage, go online right now and sign up. it's ebay/ >> good luck getting in on that. >> these flowers are amazing. >> 1-800-flower dealer, head to any one in your neighborhood. >> you aren't going to get this
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pretty buday with you a rose and greenery and a free book which is really nice. now we go into contests. old navy. when you get there, they will give you one of these game cards. you punch and enter the code and enter to win a free wii. giving away over 1,000 wiis. >> godiva chocolate, enter to win the sweepstakes. they are giving away thousands and thousands, 45,000 of those, and lastly, go to they are doing 25 days of giveaway. every day they will be giving away a different toy like these little -- everything is retailing for $50 and up, and they could be free. >> radio flyer, how nostalgic, that's very nice. >> willie. >> done giveaways and technology. what about those door busters you keep hearing about? the hard tech techie with "shape" magazine here with us this morning. >> 50 bugs for all this luggage, 49.99 at macy's.
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a travel essential. sometimes you can't get one piece for that price. a great door deal. >> washer and dryer, kenmore. >> kmart, 49 499.99, sale on ni 11:00. >> just for today. that's for both? >> yes, a great deal. >> and these are sheets. >> sheets from bloomingdales, 400 thread count, 39.99. today is the day to get that bedding. >> these are all one-day deals for the most part. >> door busters. most of them end around 1:00 p.m. and some are a little bit longer. >> 1:00 p.m. what are we looking at here in terms of clotheing? >> great deals from h & m. dresses for women start at just $5. pants for men start for as little as $10. >> 5 bucks for a dress. >> that's right. >> you cannot forget about the kiddies. these are little koez, and very, very warm jackets at macy's.
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16.99. such a good diehl deal. buy one for next year as well. a bigger size. >> what are we looking at here. >> here we have great little sweaters from kohl's, crash mere, soft and luxurious. typically $120 from department 9 but kohl's is selling them for 34.99. can practically get one never color. >> not bad. some people this morning want to be working off a little weight, fair to say? >> i want to mention these amazing gloves and accessories from simply vera wing. those are just 2.99. >> now an elliptical machine. >> yes. >> what have we got here? >> only 799.99. that's a savings of $450 at the sports authority. if you can burn off those calorie, i'm sure -- >> a lot of guilty shoppers this morning who might go for that one. >> and also at the sports authority, these great golf sets for men or women. 199.99, $100 off the typical price >> incredible deal. my daughter will be all over
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this one >> i want to be all over this. pretty cool. a barbie ride-on from toys "r" us. just 269.99, a savings of $150. look at how cute and cool it is. get it for the boys too, the escalade, a cadillac. >> escalade for your little guy. >> and what's this here? >> finally this beautiful dalhouse from fisher-price is on sale for 39.99, 50% off. again, both of these are available at toys "r" us. >> sounds good. really good deals and got to act pretty quickly. >> get going right after the "today" show. >> thanks so much. good to see you. when we come back, we're going to catch up with hollywood hunks, i believe that's what they call them. chris pine, we're back after these messages. ♪ one for you. ♪ and one for me. ♪ you, you, you, you, you... ♪ and one for me. ♪ check out the price of this new flat screen. ♪ ♪ i'll buy it for bill but it's also for me. ♪ ♪ xbox for jack. ♪ sweaters for nancy. ♪ i'm blown away... i'm freaking out... ♪
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and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. there's a new family movie in theaters this week, one that's action-packed to say the least featuring everyone from santa claus to jack frost. nbc's emkosinksi is here. good morning, michelle. >> put them all in here, "rise of the guardian," 3-d dreamworks, takes all these childhood idols, they are working together and the know each other to protect kids' sense of wonder told from the perspective of jack frost. >> i've been around for a long time. my name is jack frost. >> reporter: yes, jack, did you know he's that young man in a frosty hood who makes all kinds of winter fun?
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>> thanks. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: but do kids really believe in him? >> how about jack frost? >> jack frost. >> i don't really think he exists. >> you don't? >> reporter: and that's the point. in this magical word where santa has tatz and a russian accent. >> jack to the. >> reporter: toys are made by yeddies. >> i thought elves made the toys. >> just let them believe it. >> reporter: the easter bunny's australian. >> i'm a bunny. >> hello, jack. >> reporter: and the flutteringly sweet tooth fairy, the glimmering drowsy sandman. >> sandy, sandy? >> reporter: all work together. >> each of those lights is a child. >> naughty or nice we protect them. >> you don't want me.
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>> reporter: jack's problem is he doesn't feel believed in or very important but is recruited to join them as the newest guardian. >> music. ♪ >> what makes you think i want to be a guardian? >> of course you do? to save the world's children from the villain, pitch black. he makes kids' hopes and beliefs disappear. >> it's fear. we caught up with the voice of jack frost, actor chris pine. >> you don't want me. you're all hard working deadlines and i'm snowballs. >> reporter: must have been tough to do those scenes all alone. >> i'm not looking at anybody, looking at a page of dialogue and a microphone. they brought alex in for my character jack frost and the santa claus. >> am i on the naughty list?
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>> on the naughty list. you hold the record. >> reporter: it was actually harder to do with alec there so i was more taken with what watching what alec was doing. >> the children are in danger. >> must have done something really bad to get you four together. >> reporter: your voice embodied in this? >>t's bizarre. this little kind of waif-like, you know, white-haired child, boy-man that i'm trying to embody. >> why me? >> you have something very special inside. >> reporter: he and his fellow actors, the animators that fully grew these characters, the entire orchestra behind it all fell in love with the story. >> it's about the kind of -- the joy of being a child and what childhood is all about. >> i'm not afraid of you. >> reporter: and jack learns to believe in himself, something that might reach out in 3-d or hg across that screen.
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>> jack frost. >> jack frost. >> yes. >> he's real, too? >> because he -- last night he came and frosted my plants. >> reporter: how do you know all this? >> because i'm believing in people who maybe i don't know, but i can't see them, but i still believe in them. >> reporter: and that's what it's all about. scarlet understands. >> stand together. >> reporter: and the way that this idea came about is the author of the original book had a little daughter and asked him does santa and the easter bunny believe in each other, and that's how he came up with the idea for the book, and the movie is actually dedicated to her. >> fantastic. good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we have christie smith at the
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scene of a major crash that killed one and injured five others. how did it happen? >> reporter: i heard from the chp a horrible accident on the 101. a person is dead and several critical. here's what we know. it started were a truck disabled on the northbound and driver trying to change a tire. the chp pulled up on the shoulder and an suv hit the patrol car. the officer injured. non-life threatening. the suv rolls over and lands on the ramp. six people inside. two evicthejected and one died. two minor injuries. they are saying alcohol is not suspected in this. three of the four lanes are blocked at the oregon expressway at least until 1:00 this afternoon. a horrible scene out here this morning. that's the latest from here. reporting in palo alto, christie
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8:30 now on this friday morning, november 23rd, 2012. and since some stores have been open since before the crack of dawn, some of these folks may be coming from shopping and others getting ready to do a little of that for each of their friends and family. back home. i'm tamron hall alongside the great willie geist. matt and savannah have the day off. >> i like looking over here. there's a camera, i get to see you. >> focus. >> i'm turkey hazed, that's what i am, but what do you do after the turkey day is done? we'll take a look at shopping and what's next as well as far as movies are concerned. the agenda is getting in. a lot of great options for members of the family. more on the movie holiday season. we'll tell you which ones are worth a trip to the cineplex. >> that's so fansy. >> that's very fancy. >> now, just as you start to
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husher some of your guests out for thanksgiving, it's time to get ready for a new crowd coming in. holiday parties are upon us, and we're going to tyke to ina gartner, the barefoot contessa, here with delicious finger foods that will please the crowd every time. >> i have a confess, outside of my mom, one hero in the world. i only made her recipes for thanksgiving. i feel like i'm fainting. also coming up, a new approach to working off those holiday pounds. going to meet a woman -- okay, another hero of mine. she dropped 70 pounds doing a video blog from her treadmill, and i love the fact that she's offering up inspirational advice and we'll check out her video blog and now let's check in with maria larosa for the forecast for this after turkey day. >> absolutely beautiful. what an amazing crowd. new york being the shopping mecca. beautiful crowd. beautiful crowd. thankfully the weather in the northeast is pretty quiet, but
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let's take a look at the next day or two and see what we've got going. much colder. a cold front coming through behind that. 20 to 30-degree temperature drop and the lake-effect snow had a sheen will be kicking into high gear. meanwhile, the mid-section into the south and southwest, very dry and from the pacific northwest, from today into tomorrow and even the northwest, looking at more mountain snow 8:32 on a friday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. happy to bring you the clear sky over san raphael. still cold out there. look at where we're headed for the second half of the day. 70 in livermore. 71 for santa teresa. 71 in san jose. we'll hit 68 in san francisco. mild for the first part of the weekend. temperatures drop off a touch on sunday. we'll get cooler monday and tuesday. >> and you can always check your
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local forecast any time on the air or online at time now to check in wither good friend willard scott. >> life is so good. just enjoy your birthdays with schmu schmucker's jams and jellies with some schmucker's birthday buddies. quentin wiest of ridgewood, new jersey, 100 years old. built ships in world war ii. quite an engineer, a master engineer, they tell me and alice bakerville from highland village, texas. 100 years old today. big fan of the rangers. likes her baseball. halfway between dallas and beautiful fort worth. domenic celestini of sterling heights, michigan. 100 years old today.
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secret to longevity, love 6 his beautiful wivch they really are devoted to each other. etie lopez, sulphur, louisiana, 102 years old. secret to longevity, sweet potatoes. i believe the secret to life is sweet potatoes, sweet potato pie and butter, remember that. you heard it here. david plaisted, pearl river, new york, 101 years old today. police officer for several years, also an avid golfer but not when he was a police officer. he either policed or golfed. >> middletown, rhode island is home to rachel davis, 100 years old. loves to read eight books a week. put the kindle people in business. how nice it is to be with you. back to new york. >> all right, willard, thank you very much. this morning we're wrapping up our series thanks and giving highlighting 50 years of the
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great work done at st. jude's children's hospital. marlo thomas has been with us all week, the national outreach director at st. jude. it's been so wonderful to have this all week, and i hope it's been great for you, too. >> the stories are fabulous and the children are fabulous. a big day for us. the launch of our thanksgiving program so when you go to all the wonderful stores across the country, cvs and target and williams sonoma and kmart, you'll see this, of course, i've lost it. here it is, here it is. here's our st. jude logo. just look for that and give some money there. they will ask you for a dollar or $2, to make a donation to the children of st. jude's. st. jude's is a natural resource and that's why we have a national program. as we like to say, our -- our labs aren't in your cities or communities, but all of our discoveries are in your community. >> a lot of retailers controlling across the screen. >> kids, you brought some of your friends. >> yes. >> we have a very special treat,
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you guys? >> you ready. >> have someone special visiting today. he wanted to say he willo. why don't you step right over there. >> say hi, guys. >> oh, my gosh. >> how is everybody? >> do you recognize this guy? >> who is it? >> santa came. santa's come to town early. how cool is that? >> come here. >> it's pretty cool. >> so good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> you told me to look behind you. >> you saw him, you're smart. >> go give him a hug. >> come here. >> marlo, as we watch some of the children visit with santa and get hugs from santa. >> thank you so much. >> i loved hearing you say how so many parents have been watching this week and identified problems with their own children. >> and getting information. little archie here had been to three hospitals, misdiagnosed, and finally said why don't you go and they found out he had lymphoma. that's important to get the right diagnosis and get the children at st. jude's to get
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it. st. jude's cost $1.8 million a day to run. means so much to us. >> absolutely. >> because we're non-profit we need 70 boston of our money from the public. >> what better things to do in our lives who-to-help a child. the research labs may not be in your town and the work you do helps us all. >> why not leave a dollar or two for st. jude's. thank you for all the work you do. >> thanks so much. >> why doesn't everybody come on in and say hello to santa. >> thank you, marlo and thank you, santa. we'll be right back but first this is "today" on nbc. some girls wish to grow up to be a princess.
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other girls wish to simply grow up. mae and bailey are friends battling kidney cancer at st. jude children's research hospital. we developed a treatment for their cancer that's helping kids like them across america. you know what i wish for? what's that honey? my hair back. and no more cancer. well, girls, st. jude is working on that. go to st. jude dot org or shop where ever you see the st. jude logo. this weekend kicks off the
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money-making holiday movie season and from small buzzworthy films it mega blockbusters lots to join from and the dave from fandango is here with the must-see list. >> good morning. >> good to see you. >> let's launch right in. a lot of people are talking about "silver linings playbook." >> if you can get past the title which is a stumbling block for a lot of people. great movie about bradley cooper who gets out of a mental institution, court-ordered to spend eight months there. tries to put his life back together, meets a young woman also mentally unstable played by jennifer lawrence from "the hunger games." have an interesting relationship. the movie is touching but also hilarious. a great move to see with an audience because you can laugh together. >> on paper it doesn't sounds like a movie you'd laugh with. >> trust me, best movie i've seen this year. >> done. putting that on the list. so many buzz behind "the life of pi." in the trailer it says it's the next "avatar." visuals are stunning like
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"avatar," stunning 3-d visuals. a boy finds himself shipwrecked on board a life boat with this vicious tiger. people who have read the book know there's a very interesting ending. have you haven't read the book see the movie. >> don't read the book. >> until after. >> usually it's the other way around. >> is this family friendly? >> definitely. pg, some scary scenes that are computer generated but for the younger kids, i wouldn't take this one. >> and "rise of the guard yap of," willie is letting me babysit his two kids so i can see this movie. >> this is the big animated release of the holiday season, and it imagines a world where the easter bunny, santa claus and jack frost all know each other and they are kind of action heros in a way and what's interesting about this is a lot of this takes place at night which is not what you see with animated films that are super bright.
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this has a really great look to it. great for kids of all ages. >> beautiful. those are open next week and the most anticipated movies of deese, ""les miz."" >> i cannot wait. >> i saw goose bumps on the back of your neck. >> been waiting for this one for a long time. first time that the musical has been put on the big screen. this is a dream cast. hugh jackman, russell crowe, anne hathaway. they can all swing. hype to this and the aance buzz. >> advanced hype. can it live up, seen the blockbusters, even with a lot of famous names sometimes. >> i think this lunn with because the director tom hooper did "the king's speech" and won the oscar for it, interesting directorial touches. >> and another one i'm looking forward to is "the hobbit." >> at fandango folks are saying this is the one they are most excited to see and that's
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because peter jackson is back, and this is the first of three movies that he's doing, so this takes the book and they have hate it into three movies. a lot of technological advances people are talking about, and the whole cast is back, ian mckellan and cate blanchett. >> the other movie, "the impossible," hadn't heard about it. >> a lot more before weeks go by. this is the true story of a family that actually got caught in the thailand tsunami in 2004. they are played in the movie by naomi watt, ewan mcgregor and three young boys. what's fascinating is you're looking at the prelude to the tsunami scene right here. the tsunami scenes are so horrific and so realistic looking, but once you get past that, there's the wave. once you get past that it's the story of survival, and it's actually really inspirational. >> wow. >> tough to watch. >> you have to watching that little bit there. something a little lighter, comedies getting buzz, "the guilt terrorism". >> i cannot wait for this one. barbra streisand, who has not
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had a lead role in a film in quite some time and seth rogan, play a mother and son who take a road trip together and already get on each other's nerves. >> already know this is going to be funny. >> definitely there. >> and this is "40," remember the movie "knocked up" where it was seth hogan and katherine highel and there was a subplot of this bickering couple, they have taken those two characters and given them their own movie. >> this is a followup, a sequel. >> calling it a sort of sequel which is appropriate because they take the "b" plot characters and give them the "a" plot. about to turning them 40 and filling them both with dread and they are dealing with their two daughters. you who who is great in this, melissa mccarthy from "bridesmaids,". stills the scenes. >> she's great. "zero dark 30." >> did "the hurt locker," oscar winning and this is about the killing of osama bin laden from start to finish, how the whole
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thing was planned and executed. jessica chastain from "the help" is the lead, and she's supposed to be terrific in it. >> amazing list. great. >> my pleasure. >> up next, the barefoot contessa cooks up some great finger foods, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning in "today's holiday kitchen," foolproof entertaining recipes are the holidays officially under way, throwing a party or just attending one, got some great hors d'oeuvres sure to be a hit. ina gartner is out with her new cook book, "barefoot contessa foolproof." . i'm guessing you had a wonderful thanksgiving. must be fun. >> it was great. >> hors d'oeuvres you can save
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and maybe make ahead of time. >> make them ahead of time and when they show up they are ready. >> first one jalapeno cheddar crackry. >> it's a shortbread, savory instead of sweet. pulse the butter a-- the flour for just a second and then add the butter. >> you're a cook. >> sure. >> and just pulse is until it's the size of peas, and then i'll add lots of cheddar, sharp grated cheddar. >> does it matter what kind? >> the sharpest, the better and hall -- jalopenass, no seeds,
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and then three tablespoons down the feed tube. >> and what's the deal with the ice water? >> brings it together, like any kind of pastry, brings it all together. dump it all out and make a big roll out of it. >> i'm just going to cut them. i started. i cut them and they each need to be covered with a little bit of egg wash and sea salt. >> this comes out in a ball and you fridge rate for a while until it's firm or fridge rate it for like three days or freeze it for weeks. >> okay. it's a great thing to have around. all you have to do is slice and bake. slice and back cookies except it's jalapeno cheddar crackers. >> egg wash these. >> sea salt on top. >> and this is what you end up with, jalapeno cheddar crackers. >> absolutely. that's why i'm here.
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>> those are delicious. >> flaky. >> you can freeze the roll here. >> for months, just great. >> what's our next one here. >> this is tapenade, what i did is sauteed onions and fennel together just for about seven to nine minute until they are really tender and lots of great things. i have sliced garlic, three cloves of sliced garlic. cook that for a minute. you don't want it to burn but cook a little bit, and it has complex flavors. cherry vinegar, tomatoes, crushed tomatoes from a can. figs which is unusual in a tampenade, brown sugar. >> a sweet dish. >> between the onions. >> and then capers to give it a little vinegary flavor. >> and lots of green olives which are great. >> this looks so good. >> cooks together eight to ten
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minutes until all the flavors blend together. >> beautiful colors in there. >> and orange zest, salt and pepper, just right in, and after that cooks for a little while what happens is all the flavors, it gets very tender. >> smells wonderful. >> doesn't take very long and then i'm going -- just as it's done i'm going to add orange juice, doesn't that sound great? >> smells beautiful. >> what where does it end up? >> right here on a little bit of toasted bread. >> may i. >> please, i want to tell people first, the cook book is "barefoot contessa foolproof." ina, so good to see you. >> happy holidays. >> happy holidays. >> back after these messages, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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we don't mean to name drop. >> hanging with santas. >> still to come, great ideas for your leftovers. >> but first we want to take a look back at a very busy week, the week that was on "today." >> this latest conflict in the middle east is week ole. breaking news overnight secretary of state hillary clinton is now headed to that region. >> plus, the blast on a commuter part in tell vaef. >> these are the parts that make up the cliff. talk me through it. >> last-ditch effort to save hostess brand has failed. >> bargain hunters, a sign that
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at 8:56, i'm laura garcia-cannon. we know what caused a crash in palo alto killing one and injuring five others. a work truck was pulled over to being repaired and a chp car pulled over to help and someone hit the chp car. a sigalert is in effect. traffic is backed up as you take a live look here for many miles. christina loren is taking a look at our forecast for today. we will get warmer and we head through the next two days. temperatures in the 70s today. inland, 70 degrees. at the coast, 60 degrees. saturday, a little warmer.
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back now with more of "today" on this friday morning, november 23rd, 2012. we've got a nice big crowd out here for the holidays, getting
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ready to enjoy a spectacular day, another spectacular day here in new york city, and li likely to hit some of the stores very soon. i'm willie geist here with tamron hall. matt and savannah have the day off today. coming up, wondering what to do with all the thanksgiving leftovers from that beautiful meal you cooked last night in. >> oh, willie. >> not just the turkey, got a lot of stuff in your refrigerator, what are you going to do to it? we'll turn to katie lee. she's got some creative creations that will blow away the same old, same old recipes. we'll talk to katie in a minute. >> she was understanding i left the inards in my turkey and forgot to wear them out. >> and by the way, if you have to wear pants with elaic waist lines, or pajama pants, we've got some tips on how to keep it fun from this woman who lost 50 pounds doing 50 pounds all on
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her treadmill. >> getting on the treadmill with her. >> starting early. >> grad it's you and not me. retirement may seem like it's far away, but for many of you had t may be creeping up slowly. let's say it's within the next ten years or so. some important tips on how to get you ready from savings to your home. >> and our beloved friend lester holt, perhaps the hardest working man in all of television. he's got a new gig of sorts today, and it involves lester's son. you do not want to miss. i hear a baby crying. do you have the magic touch to stop a baby crying? >> why don't you handle the baby and i'll send it to thomas roberts with the other day's top stories. >> good morning, everyone. a very busy morning with retailers all across the country with the mad dash of people trying to catch the bargains before they run out. cnbc's courtney reagan is at the mall. >> reporter: the mall here has been open since midnight and hard items are getting harder and harder to find.
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if this is the super bowl of retail, a lot of these shoppers are already playing in overtime. >> slow down. >> reporter: while it may not be what the pilgrims intended for those flocking to the stores on thanksgiving it could be the start of a new tradition. >> eat turkey and then put the kids to sleep with my mom and go out with my husband. >> reporter: retailers hope shopping bags will be as full as shoppers' stomachs. walmart, toys "r" us and target all opened their door by 9:00 p.m., and kmart had three separate doorbust err sales, the first at 6:00 a.m. thanksgiving morning. these stores hope the thursday creep will help keep the registers running through friday night this year. >> it looks like the advertising and early hours will pay off for retailers. >> we got here around 3:00, so, you know, not all night, but it's worth it to see the looks on our family's faces when they
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open up their gifts. >> reporter: they are not alone. over the course of the weekend, more than 147 million americans are expected to shop and spend. >> got mickey, got some tools, we got the fire rescue stuff. i don't know what else i can do some damage with but i'm going to go find out. >> reporter: black friday weekend can generate up to 30% for retailers. >> better deals available earlier in the year, a little later in this season, but black friday is that time when you can say, okay, christmas is in the air. >> reporter: black friday is still an event for many americans, it's lost some significance with the proliferation of the internet. more and more consumers are jamming servers from their couches instead of busting doors of the stores. ibm says thanksgiving online sales are up 18% from last year. online or in store retailers are rolling out deals throughout the weekend, trying to bring consumers back for more.
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>> it's rough, but it's all worth it at end of the day, you know, when you're out here trying to save a couple of dollars. >> reporter: walmart says it served nearly 22 million customers last night between the key hours of 8:00 p.m. and midnight. 10 million transactions between those hours. that's 5,000 items per second. thomas? >> that will add up quickly. cnbc's courtney reagan. thanks so much. police blame dense fog and speeding for a holiday pile-up that killed at least two people near beaumont, texas. 130 vehicles were involved in the early morning crash on interstate 10 that left 80 people injured. isry troops have shot and killed a palestinian man and wounded 15 others who surged towards border friend with israel. the first deaths since a true was established on monday. they are accused of jeopardizing the cease-fire but it's expected to hole for now. a thanksgiving fight at
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halle berry's home and it all started when her ex-house dropped off their 4-year-old daughter. he got into a fight with halle's fiance and he was later arrested and released on pair. the couple have been in a bitter custody battle over the little girl nala. in st. peter's, missouri, this wild turkey was lucky to escape someone's thanksgiving day table. he was hanging out on a car in a walmart parking lot. hope he got a ride home. a surprise for two boys who hadn't seen their dad and wasn't supposed to return home until next year. >> daddy! >> you're here. >> the sergeant from helena, montana was deployed in afghanistan. certainly after all the hugs and kisses went around the boys told their dad that they had a surprise for him at home which was a teddy bear. welcome back. all right. so now at 9:06 we're going to
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head out to maria larosa for another check on the weather. >> as we take a look at the weather, fellow big teners here. penn state. and in the pacific northwest, mountain rains and winds gusting. we're talking 2 to 3 inches of additional rainfall so no doubt some of the rivers will come out of their banks. so watch out for that. moving eastward to the washington front, a 20 to 30-degree temperature drop good morning to you. 9:07. you made it to friday. you made it through thanksgiving. we are being spoiled with some of the best weather across the nation here in the bay area. that was oakland. temperatures today will end up in the 70s.
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warmer than average in concord at 70. 69 in fremont. 70 in san jose. 68 degrees in san francisco. don't forget, tree lighting happening at union square and i'll be out there tonight to light the tree. temperatures are chilly. >> and that's a look at your weather. tamron, over to you. >> maria, thanks so much. now to today's "take 3" where we give you our take on stories having talking. adding our friend sarah haynes, got to see you. >> good morning, guys. happy day after. >> black friday, day after, depends on your perspective. >> i'm not really a black friday girl, but yesterday i actually wanted to tell you guys about this new app called cinnamagram, it's half video and half vic pure and animates part of your picture and maybe we don't have that. here we go. wait, look at this. it will play over and over again. my sister and brother and i last
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night toasting. there's a funnier one of my brother and his boyfriend cutting the turkey. >> wait? >> that's a still photograph. >> i'm in the picture when you take it but now it will keep replaying over and over again so that makes them still and me the video. >> how do we know that's not you popping up and down. >> i'm goofing around, but they animated just that part of the video, free app and it's awesome. >> that was our thanksgiving. >> make people cardboard cutouts basically and can you do whatever you want. >> make whatever part animated. took a picture of the fire and burned through the still. >> speaking of fire, i heard she caulked. >> from you. >> i'm trash talking, i messed up my meal but i'm not alone. >> there's a service here in new york that help get lbgt homeless youth off the streets and into safe places and this was our group yesterday. i call this our dinner club
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because we have in the middle ally sheedy. that's her daughter on the far left, rebecca. >> but you did cook. we kakd. >> and one of our -- yams, beautiful sweet potatoes with the marshmallows on top. well, this is what happened. >> that's not bad. >> some people like that. >> toasted. >> the trick is that if you have a stash of marshmallows that you haven't used yet, put them over top and put it back in and that's what we did so we concealed the damage and they were fantastic though. >> can i say for my cake. >> show the one good thing you did. >> the one good thing i made. i made a coconut cake, my very first, from the barefoot contessa's foolproof cook. >> so it was foolproof. >> i made that. that's real. >> now what it tastes like. >> i don't know what it tastes like. i'm all about the look. >> back to the turkey, for a moment, if we could.
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how is your mother holding up? >> i called my mother to check on her and she's not answered the phone. >> have you called bellview? >> that's my mom. went to the macy's parade. bit more than i can chew, is that the line? no pun intended. >> that's my mom. so she did survifrks and thank you for your letters of concern. >> tomorrow ron cooked her turkey with the plastic bag of innards inside. >> there's a modern take. >> i took out the neck and some other thingy. >> you get sound effects. >> and they tricked me and on purpose they hide that back to really challenge you. >> no. that's not it at all. >> okay. what's the next topic? >> they challenged you. what's wrong with you? >> take two, shoppers beware, a
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great list at a list to watch out for thanksgiving shopping. first is the strategist. >> they have maps. >> they have got maps. >> and they bump into everyone. >> those people look down and bump into everyone. >> they have mapped out the store beforehand, a plan of attack and then you've got yourself the bin diver often found -- often found someone holding their ankles. this shopper will do the deepest darkest bin as they dive n.they have a friend of theirs holding on to their legs as they dive in. >> yeah. >> what could be so good. how about the -- the blind spot. now, this is a good one. a guy who has lost the field of vision and likely will trample you because they are holding a television or some other large object >> i love that guy. >> the moms of the year, bottom line here, do not get in the way of a mother shopping for her children. >> heck no. >> it's the momma bear thing. you don't want that. the social documentarian, don't be surprised if this shopper leaves the store empty-handed.
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they just want to capture the mayhem. >> that's sarah. >> i'm a bin diver, guys. don't want to mislee. i would be the ankle. if you go, go big. >> what's in the bottom that you could want? >> a deal. >> a treasure. >> that's why you go in head first. >> someone's old gum, that's what you come up with. >> i'd have to say i'm definitely more of a strategist. >> really. because i like to know what i'm going for. >> do you use an app to strategize or gosh g -- >> old school. >> got the schematics of the building at the big table like eisenhower. one more for you. take three, sandy's tour of the attraction, some people in new jersey say this is a little strange. the mayor of seaside heights, new jersey, wants to see if the roller coaster, become iconic as a symbol of what happened there in the jersey shore during hurricane sandy, the mayor says he might leave it right there in the surf and threat sit where the storm took it and make it, a quote, great tourist attraction. >> so sad. >> i've been there before and
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love this little boardwalk, but it looks like t"the planet of te apes" where it's underwater, creepy. >> something is weird about a roller coaster in the water. >> and you want to build it stronger and better and more fun so the people there can recover. >> bring it back. >> interesting as an art installation. >> save a piece of it the way they saved a piece of the world trade center. >> thanks, guys. katie lee works also left her innards in her turkey. >> no. >> no, she didn't. she's the real deal. she's got some great ways to use our thanksgiving leftovers right after this. and always very curious. one day george got an important letter... he's built a rocket ship to travel into space. girl: google, how far is earth to the moon? google voice response: moon is 238,900 miles... mother vo: the great moment had come... ...3...2...1.
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we serve more than starters. we serve igniters. and now, so can you. introducing succulent dumplings and crispy spring rolls. ignite the night with p.f. chang's home menu appetizers. find them near our frozen meals. >> announcer: today's cooking school is brought to you by p.f. chang's. ignite the night with p.f. chang's home menu. this morning on today's cooking school, leftover sweet
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potatoes. entertaining expert and author of "the comfort table" katie lee. >> good morning. >> goo thanksgiving? >> great thanksgiving. >> i imagine at your table it's always a great thanksgiving. start me off with the sweet po the they they toes left. >> i think everyone can agree that eating leftover is one of the best parts about thanksgiving. so let's kind of reinvent these. we're going to start with sweet potato bisque. it's really hearty and rich and creamy. i have apples and on i don't knows that i've sauted in olive oil. to this i'll add two cups of sweet potato purée. you'll add the secret ingredient, stuffing. >> another leftover, right? >> yeah. the stuffing will help thicken this up, but also gives it a lot of flavor.
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it already has the herbs and spices. it's great. pour in the chicken broth. >> the whole thing? >> the whole thing. it's about four cups. >> you probably have some of that left over, too. we'll let that similar her. put a little salt and pepper in there. you let this simmer just for ten minutes. >> how do you stir that, katie? >> with this. do i dare? >> this is an immersion blender. put it in there. very good. >> they told me not to use this because they didn't trust me with it. somebody is making bisque. >> if you don't have an immersion blender yourks use a regular one and do it in batches. to top our bisque, we'll make a cranberry cream. this is really delicious. i've got plain jogues gurt. i'm going to add some cranberry sauce to that and whisk it together. you can use sour cream if you
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don't haveyogurt. this is pretty healthy because sweet potatoes have a lot of vitamins in them. this is a good for you. all these recipes this morning are good for you. >> so you put a dollop on top? >> it is a dollop. would you like more than that? >> no. that's great. >> i'm always trying to build the perfect bite at thanksgiving. that's one of my favorite combos. >> what's the next move? >> salmon cakes. this you wouldn't typically think salmon sweet potatoes. i have baked salmon and you flake it with a fork and i've sauted some red bell peppers, on junes, celery. i'll add this to it. if you don't have salmon, a great money and time saver is to use canned wild salmon. this is $19 a pound, this is $2. it's wild, too. my grandma used to always use that. let's put some egg to hold it
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together. some bread crumps and then our sweet potatoes. this gives it the nice savory sweet thing. actually put another piece of salmon in there. flake it up. >> flake it first. i was going to dump the whole salmon steak in. >> then you make these into patties like this. we'll put them in the skillet and you want to let your patties refrigerate for about 30 minutes. that's just going to help them set up. they just need to cook about two to three minutes on each side. and they're great. i made a little artichoke tarter sauce to go with it. it's mayo, lemon juice, artichokes, capers. >> you've given us a lot to think about. >> sweet potato pancakes with toasted pecan maple syrup. >> pushing yourself to work out by having fun with your fitness routine. we're putting tamron on the
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killed a 24-year-old woman this morning. it also injured five others. it happened because when a work truck pulled off to the side of road to fix a flat tire. it happened before 7:00 on northbound highway 101 near embarcadero road. a chp officer pulled over to help the truck driver, that's when an suv driver came in and plowed the chp and the suv flipped over. you can see the scene. you see the suv. pretty much mangled. six people were inside the suv. one person is dead. two are in critical condition. a sigalert remains in effect. traffic is very heavy northbound is at the 101. a firefighter's neck is fractured after battling flames in san jose. flames shot through the home late last night.
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the fire damaged six apartments and forced 18 people from their homes on thanksgiving night. we'll take a look at the forecast and the roads afterbreak. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you!
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multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. welcome back. the time is 9:28. traffic is light across the bay area except where the crash marla told you about. we have heavy delays. that area of the highway could be shutdown until 2:00 p.m. one lane is getting by. 280 is moving better. 56 in san francisco. 48 in nevado. in gilroy, winds are picking up north/northeast at 8 miles an hour. we will see the winds pick up. mostly staying below. it will make the true temperature cooler. 70 degrees in livermore. 73 in gilroy. we are looking good. 67 in san francisco. saturday into sunday, temperatures stay nice and mild. we have the next rain chance
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wednesday into thursday. marla. thank you so much, christine a. we wi . we will have the next news update in a half hour at 9:56. ♪ merry christmas, baby, sure be treating she right ♪ ♪ i said merry christmas, baby,
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surely treating me nice ♪ >> rod stewart is one of the most iconic singers of all time, can rock the house or croon the love song. he's out with a brand new christmas album that he'll be performing live next week only on "today." my favorite song is still "if you want my body and you think i'm sexy." like 6 years old, remember singing it and saying something's happening, but i digress. >> i like the humor. >> for humor i say i was 6. i was 7. >> tamron hall with willie geist. >> coming up, are you ready to drop a few pounds after that thanksgiving meal? we're going to meet an ordinary but very busy mom like so many of you who lost 70 pounds by making her workout actually fun, and she's got a video blog from the treadmill. >> the bet part tamron is getting on the treadmill. >> important advice for retirement. what you can do now to plan now
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and five facts for happiness that could change your life. >> first a preview of what's coming up on "weekend today" with erica hill. >> good morning. >> nice to be here. it may be black friday but we may be focused on cyber monday. we'll lack ahead to the cyber monday shopping deals and everything you can expect and we'll fill you in on the must-have toys that your kids are likely begging for already this season but this way you'll have the complete list, an you've probably stopped inside a cracker barrel if you were traveling around the country. maybe had seen one from the highway. turns out all of those american artifacts in the restaurants are actually real. unique to each location, so we're going to take a look at not only where they come from but who is behind it and where you find all these things. kind of fun stuff. >> i love cracker barrel. >> their pecan pancakes and their hash browns with cheese. >> this is a real episode. >> learning a lot. >> a riley expert.
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>> 7, not 6. >> that's why i'm getting on the treadmill. can't wait to see it. >> can't help but notice someone is missing this morning. >> mr. hold. >> our good friend lester holt not here with us this morning because there's a little something special going on back in chicago. lester, good morning, fill us in. >> good morning, willie. well, stefan was gracious and his lovely new bride was lovely enough to invite my family for thanksgiving, so we had a wonderful dinner. in preparing for the week i said are you working thanks giving, i said, yeah, if somebody needs, you know, to take the day off i'm happy to fill in and that led to a discussion where basically i invited myself to co-anchor the noon news on channel 5. >> and invited himself to thanksgiving dinner, didn't actually invite him. >> did you ask to see his resume tape. >> i did and carefully scrutinized that tape and looked at every live shot and stand-up and anchor clip and i said, you know what, i guess it will do and i let him be my co-anchor.
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>> talks like an anchor man. >> lester, how does this feel as a dad, graduations and weddings and now, i don't know what category you put this in because it might be a television first. >> i don't know. stef and i really enjoy each other and at the heart he's really a -- i say that incredulously. has a real passion for news and it's fun. always kind of shared that thing. used to like to come out on stories with me and used to hang out on the "today" show during high school and would come in on saturday and sunday mornings, always in his blood and i'm a little nervous because he's pretty good. >> stefan at the news desk. >> the early years. >> a lot of guys on the crew this morning, by the way, remembering stef and seeing you around the "today" show. >> fun for a lot of people to ask. >> i've got to ask you, my concern for you, lester, seating next to stefan seeing his talent, are you worried about being outshone perhaps. >> given his height, he's actually taller than me. >> he's on a pillow. >> the good news is that i have
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protected my job because during dinner last night in the kitchen i captured on my iphone a little "gangnam style" dancing. so if he were going to make a move here, you know what the big story is on the noon news today? >> what? >> doing a very special report on people who leave the plastic inside their turk we they are cooking and the dangers of that, the hidden dangers. >> shocking investigation. >> don't follow your dad's lead. here's the deal, because i was wondering, stefan, did you ever debate getting that mustache like your father? >> you know what? >> we discussed that before today, whether or not the mustache should make a comeback, got it right there. >> i don't know. maybe that would be a good idea. >> i don't think so. >> the truth of this, that's why i got demoted here and had to leave chicago because of the mustache. >> erica, would you like to see your partner in crime without the stash? >> perfect just the way you are
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right now, lester. >> that's nice. >> she's a keeper. >> you're not so bad yourself. i'm going to say i'm glad you're timely taking a day off because lester is literally one of the hardest people in the building. >> he's not off. >> and go to chicago for family time and here you are working again. >> when i got up this morning and put the tie on, i'm like what was i thinking in. >> i think you get that day back now. had to shave and put a tie on. >> this definitely counts. >> the man finds work even on vacation. lester and stefan holt, can't wait to watch you guys together. have fun. >> great, guys, take care. >> that's super sweet. oh, my gosh. bring your tad to work today. >> you've got kids. eventually they will come on and do the weather. >> three boys. i think, as a female meteorologist i'm good though, with the three boys, job security. >> you're fine. let's take a look at the weather. you know, for the east coast, it is all about the warmth. that is going to change. can you see by tomorrow the cold air moves in. now the lake-effect snow machine is in high gear.
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the mid-section is quiet and the thing for tomorrow that you notice, too, the book ends, the northeast and the . good morning to you. 9:36. taking a beautiful live look over san jose. inially clear conditions. headed to the 70s. 73 in gilroy. 69 for san jose. 69 in fremont. temperatures will be warmer as we kick off your saturday. small business saturday. on cyber monday, looking good. 67 inland. 63 at the coast. take your laptop out to the park. >> and that's your weather. guys, back to you. >> thank you very much. erica, look forward to see you today. >> coming up next, how to make your workout fun. yes, it's possible. tamron is going to show us how right after this. ♪ it's on. it's on. ♪ black friday's almost here.
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this morning on "take it off today," staying in shape during the holiday season. onewoman has a unique approach. here is xm radio host jenny with her video blowing for the treadmill and guess what? she's lost 70 pound in the process and guess what, she is here with me on making exercise more of a treat. less of a chore. good morning, good to see you. >> hi, tamron. >> we're from afar. live your life on a treadmill so you put me on the treadmill with you. i'm going to kick it up a notch so i don't look lake a wimp. like most women, i want to work out, and i don't find it fun but this video blog was really an inspiration that got you going. >> i was already doing a lot of video blogging and so i was also spending a lot of time on the treadmill so i figured why not combine the two. >> rate. >> does this come natural to you? >> oh, yeah. i multitask when i'm on the
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treadmill. i have a computer and laptop that i hang and i started recording and talking to my listeners and answering questions while i was working out. >> you find that you do both. you're doing the burn and juggling all the other busy things you have going on. >> i have therapy via skype on my treadmill, talk to my friend on the treadmill, make appointments on the treadmill, take care of my kids from the treadmill. >> and you even answer questions from people on twitter, your fans. >> yeah. >> and we have a couple of them. let me get the first one in here from molly. molly says what's the best way to get yourself motivated? i work a strange schedule and getting myself up and going has been rough. amen, molly. so what's the answer? >> i think first all the fact that molly tweeted a question means she's already motivated so let's start there, and then i think she has to find what she likes, if there's an exercise she wants to do or start with one thing. maybe if she it's a soda drinker, drink less soda.
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>> how many days a week do you work out? >> seven. >> this from olivia, do you you really need cardio? is it worth it? is weight training better? >> in my experience whatever you are going to do, if you like to lift weights, lift weights, if you like to walk walk. run up and down the stairs. i can get everything down seven days a week. >> how long are you on the treadmill? >> days i spend all day doing stuff on the treadmill, that's nuts, but most of times an hour. >> are you human? >> i'm a mess. >> so like an hour. do you walk or do you run? >> i walk at an incline because i can't text and type and call. >> and we this have question. i have a 2-month-old and three-year-old, can you tell me how to post my post-baby bell?
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>> no targeted approach, i have a snack pack. >> i like that, sounds better that be muffin top. >> but unless i'm willing to have it surgically removed so that's my business. >> as lange as you're health and living with your shape. >> of course. >> you can't get so nuanced, it's about your heart, your mind, your body, yourself. i'm going to kick it up a notch? >> aim going to run. >> you run and i'm going to text. thanks very much. up next, practical tips on planning for your retirement. >> oh, my god, no. but first these messages. this thing is rigged like the turkey. nature knows all about baking. you just mix together a few simple ingredients, add a bit of heat, and "voila." so to make truvia baking blend, we shared one of nature's most surprising secrets:
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there are things you can do, ten years out you still have time. plan to work longer. that will make a big difference. if you can cut back on your spending now, you could probably save more, or people just learn to live on less, plan to live on less when they retire. >> and you say still for ten years out, it's never too soon to schmooze a little bit. you can keep doing it, ten years out from here? >> that's right. nothing that can derail your retirement savings and plans than getting laid off so keep dazzling your boss still. retain good relationships with your co-workers, but just as important is making connections and good relations with people younger than you. some of that next generation might have a say in whether you say or go later on. >> five years out now. the kids have moved out of the house. time to downside. >> that's right. housing for most people is the big expense. if the kids are grown and hopefully gone, then do you really need a bigger house? do you need it in a good school district? a study by brookings institute said a home in a school district
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that is highly rated costs 2.4 times more than one in a lower rated distrifnlt lower your housing costs you can savemore for retirement is there what about working part-time after you retire. when do you start thinking about that? >> answer the for a lot of people to work longer, at least in some capacity. want to do it five years out, fresh skills, up-to-date skills and fresh contacts. easier to lay the groundwork five years out than once you retire. >> move one year out from retirement you say it's really time to start getting conservative with your investments. >> lower your risk levels. we know from 2008, if you were retiring then, the market would have had a huge retirement. get more conservative. the rule of thumb is 40% to 50% in stock. >> what about living on less income? tips for people, what's the bottom line? >> before you actually retire, try to practice living on less, see what that's like. can you live on the income that you expect to have with your savings, and if not think about those options again, maybe you work a little bit longer and make sure you get that part-time job, always things you can do to
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improve things. >> good advice. >> up next, five facts you might not know about happiness, but first this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] this is the opposite of subliminal advertising... there's no subtext... just tacos. yeah, it's our job to make you want it. but honestly... it's not that hard. old el paso. when you gotta have mexican. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese
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this morning on "today's five facts," the truth about happiness. good morning. >> good morning. >> how do you even define happiness? is that one of the five things. >> a large question. >> state of being, a mood, a mood state really, and we can't be in it all the time, but people do try to optimize how often they can feel happy. >> it's not just about genes or family upbringing. >> that's right. that only accounts for hamp of your happiness which is really important because people often feel like they are a born a happy person or they are or their life experience can make them happy or not, but you can control happiness. it's how strategic you are with your coping mechanisms that can determine a lot of being able to be happy which is great because biology is not your destiny.
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>> second fact is interesting though about how we handle our body and minds. the connection to all of it. >> and exercise is huge. so exercising up to 20 minutes three times a week can boost your happiness 10% to 20% which is big. actually exercise goes head-to-head with anti-depressants from mild to moderate depression so really doing something aerobic physical makes a huge difference. >> is it how our bodies are producing? >> there is, there's a relationship between activity and reducing stress level. >> number three jumped off the page at me. has to do with the age because my wife is 37 years old. >> should i be worried. >> not if she's not unhappy, but peak age does tend to be and unhappiness and for men it's 42. it's really that mid-life you have a lot of pressures. made a lot of your choices already, picked your spouse and not picking another one, picked your job and kids are young often at that time and they are not necessarily a source of happiness, even though they are
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a source of joy, but -- but older, you have more perspective and that actually helps with happiness. >> so the notion that you're happiest in your 20s is not the case. >> not the case. >> people would believe, no responsibility, carefree. >> mid-life is the harder time and later on there's a lot of happiness, later in life. >> this one has to do, is that right, smell? >> why are you looking at me. >> do you smell happy? >> let me smell you. >> you might. >> you smell pretty good. >> smell like the pumpkin pie i was making with katie lee. >> well, stress changes your body chemistry and happiness does. release different hormones when you're happy and it has a scent which is pretty interesting, but most importantly, i think of these facts, is the fact that performing random acts of kindness will actually boost your happiness. five random acts of kindness, just writing something kind to a stranger, doing a favor for
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somebody, five of those a week will raise your happiness level for up to three months. >> and you don't think of it really in the course of your day, but when you do it, it's so true. >> can be small things. >> and it really does. it boosts your own mood. >> thank you. that's something good. >> thank you, willie. >> i feel happy already. >> coming up, we're going to reveal the results of some ambush makeovers for some lucky
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at 9:56, we continue to follow developing news on the peninsula. we know what caused a major crash in palo alto that killed one person and injured five others. a work truck was pulled over to fix a tire at northbound 101. that is when an suv plowed in the chp car that stopped to help and the suv flipped over. six people were in the suv. one 24-year-old woman is dead. five are injured. this is backing up traffic northbound 101. two lanes are open at this point in time. a sigalert is in effect until probably 2:00 this afternoon.
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still another four hours or so. you want to take 280 instead of 101. we will have a live report coming up at 11:00 from christie smith. we want to get a look at the forecast. if you are heading out to the malls. good morning to you. we will warm up to the 70s. we have a great day shaping up. 54 degrees right now in concord. 59 in gilroy. 55 in san jose. winds will pick up. they are calm on the south end of the bay area. they are picking up in concord. sustained at 8 miles per hour. that will increase to 15 miles per hour. 73 for gilroy. 71 in los gatos. you have a great opportunity to get outdoors on saturday and sunday. holding on to the sunshine. marla. thanks. it is cold outside, but the hottest spot to shop this black
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friday. our chopper got this picture from livermore. shoppers have been crowded the stores since 10:00 last night. some had to wait a hour just to exit the freeway and another 40 minutes to find a parking space. that's a lot of dedication and a lot of patience. we'll be back with the next news and weather update at 10:26. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent.
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hey, everybody, it is friday friday november 23rd and we are so stuffed. i don't think we want to try anything today, except for maybe these, which is, you know, a little pretzel with some peanut broughter that's whatever be wants right after thanksgiving. >> get to that in a minute, our friday thing. it is time for christmas shopping it is official. >> too soon. >> black friday is the day. yet is when do people stop the christmas shopping? there are people -- >> obnoxious, it done, had it done in august. >> not friends with those people. >> no. we don't like those people. almost a fifth start shopping in the back-to-school season, there are lots of great sales and things. 10% start when the christmas decoration group. >> which is now. >> some up before halloween here. blown away by hurricane sandy but they put them back up. 3% wait until two weeks before
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christmas, like hoedy. >> i'm not in the mood to buy christmas presentses in july, august or even september. then you have thanksgiving and all the other holidays that you are enjoying. >> we live in -- excuse me, i just spit. why can't we live in the now, in the presents, the present, a present, here and gone before you appreciate it. i think we are always projecting the future, we are missing what's happening right now. and i -- i'm upset that some of the stores opened at 8:00 last night to get a jump on t you have hardly finished dinner with your family. >> sprinting out to the stores. all the sales are there peop. people are taking advantage of what they can get. >> do you really need that stuff so much? >> no. un-unh. >> seems to merck t s ts to me, need it. >> i remember very few presents that i was given. i don't really remember them, sure i loved them. i love the card.
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i get more of a kick reading what someone wrote than the other part. but here's a much more -- >> a sign of getting old, by the way. >> so, here is a pressing question. what do you wear to bed? >> which has nothing to do with anything. >> nothing. what do you wear to bed? do you wear nothing, like some people? >> i wear my wedding ring. excuse me, that is something. >> do you wear a t-shirt and underwear, like a lot of people. >> what do you wear? >> that's what i wear. do you wear a full-on pajama outfit with pants and the top? do you wear -- >> like bobby, hello kitty pjs? >> jockey did a survey, said just under half of us preferred to wear nothing to bed. according to, most women want their husbands to come to bed in their underwear. >> why? >> because it's better. i like underwear, too.
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you want them naked? you want frank make itted? >> i have many times. i want him to be comfortable. whatever -- sometimes he wears -- he wears what he is comfortable n if he is cold, he puts on something. >> talk sexy for a something, that is not what this is about. let's talk about that. to me, a man is much sexier wearing something than he is standing there stark naked, i think. i think a guy is sexier in a cool t-shirt, boxers or jeans than standing there full-on naked. what do you think? do you think essexy naked? >> a long time i have seen anybody other than my husband, honey. i don't remember. that's my story and i'm sticking to it. >> i remember watching -- an ex vacuuming without clothes on. >> now, that would be the biggest turnoff in the world, unless he is a really good vacuumer. >> there's something about just takes all the allure away. they are getting things. >> eww. >> not sexy at all. we will tell but what your bedtime says about you, from dangerous lee biz, if you wear girly pajamas.
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>> us, not your husband. >> bed sometime about comfort as well as fun. you don't mind your man seeing nut morning because you look kind of cute. >> short, silky little number, you are confident, sassy, sexual and you know what you want in the bedroom. bed sometime about seine shnsua than sleep r here's what bothers me, there i wear a sexy short -- i'm in my new york apartment because of the show h i'm alone and putting on -- there i think -- this building and what if an alarm goes off. >> you have to have something on. it is not like being home. >> i will wear something. >> if you wear a never ending nightgown -- all tanglinged up now, sensible, practical and reliable. >> if you're naked, yes, you are uninhibit and comfortable with your body. it's dark. i am. you enjoy the sensation of like
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in bed in the buff. i don't lay around thinking i'm enjoying this sensation. like, come on the but you must remember in the morning who are we talking to, total -- body parts will shift with travel. >> what? >> you move around. roll around. >> where did you go in the middle of the night. might need to put them back in place before your partner wakes up. what the heck does that mean? >> you know what that means, laying on your back. >> they are not going -- >> they are here. >> they may go to the side but they are not actually leaving the same zip code. >> you never know. just line them up. >> dumbest thing i have ever heard. go to the next dumbest thing. >> social cues. a woman has been writing about -- she has had family members come to her house because of the hurricane and things. this applies for people no matter why you are having guests but it's when the guests sit and don't contribute. in other words, you are doing dishes, sitting. >> they eat, they drink. >> they sit. what do you do? this should you say something if they are sitting there not doing something or should you do it
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yourself? >> each letter about slothful guests who don't lift a finger, he receives as many about guests that won't back off. >> this dough too much? >> seems real. also no problem asking somebody, would you mind helping me a little bit? would you -- you know what i usually do the first time you're a guest, second time you're family and you get up and help. >> pitch in. i think you have to ask, people treat you the way you let them. if you sit there and stew and covering it and complain about it, they are treating you a certain way, you are allowing it, say to them, listen -- >> the only power people have is power you give them, hoda woman. >> lots of wisdom in this program, don't you think? >> mm-hmm. >> another, what is it? >> study. receiving a camp limit has the same positive effect as receiving cash. forbes -- >> think about that. >> compliments don't pay the rent but improve performance a similar way to get a cash award.
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everybody wants to be valued. everybody wants to know that they have been noticed and appreciated. >> no i agree with that. >> unless you are a waiter and someone says that was really great. thank you so much. >> and then don't leave -- like we talked b. >> the tip. i think it depends, i think it is nice to receive a compliment from your boss. >> has to be sincere. you known somebody's not -- >> you know what, i think bosses can tell you they louvre, which is important and show you, showing you means they give you a rage. >> ka ching. >> i think there's a light. nice when a boss says that was a great story, hey, good job on that you worked well on this project but i think ultimately, if -- >> so you're saying keep the compliments, show me the money? >> show me the money. >> you know what it's time for? your friday funny. from our facebook -- marsha braun yungle, i hope i produced that right, dorothy and edna
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says, two old ladies talking, george johnson asked me on a day. know you went out with him last week i want to talk to you before i give him my answer. dorothy, he shows up at my apartment at 7 p.m. dressed like such a type gentleman in a suit and bring mess such beautiful flowers. then he takes me downstairs and what's there, a limousine. uniformed chauffeur and all. then taken mess out for a marvelous different, lob stecker the works, champagne and dessert. then we go see a show, "scandalo "scandalous," i enjoyed it so much, could i have just died from pleasure. we go back to my apartment and he turns into an animal. completely crazy. tears off my expensive new dress, has his way with me three times. dorothy says, goodness gracious, are you telling me i shouldn't go? and edna says, no, no, no, i'm just saying wear an old dress. tore off the expensive dress.
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you know, i win some, lose some. >> it is time for our girl, bobbie he's buzz. >> adorable. >> so cute. >> a lace overlay. i just called myself out. so, it is the day after turkey day and shopping is going to be in full swing. so i have to point out these really cute fashionable access source from post it these adorable shoe dispensers, the girl on the go. >> what are they? >> the shoe has tape. >> a shoe tape dispenser. >> this, amazing, for your purse, a compact, with a mirror for your lipstick and your post-it note, keep on the go then sarah is going to help me out with our next -- this is the best idea ever. okay. >> when what are these? >> look at sarah's. >> can't get enough of themselves. >> getting a glimpse of my closet >> this is from -- >> your aunt edna.
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>> all blown up com, says this stand-in is bobby's way to say i wish i could be there today. you send this where you can't go and it shows you that you care about gram or someone else. this is hysterical. >> some fun. you will be celebrating christmas with this. >> what does that cost? >> not too expensive, i think around 30ish dollars. we have the information online and a really great thing, one king's lane is a web grate website to find home furnishings but teemed one designs, sarah is leaving. rachel roy, holiday paper, all the proceeds go to charity. feel good about ripping that paper. >> so nice. finally a way to give back. thank you. >> good job. >> all right. wait until you see the new guys, these ambush makeovers are so worth waiting for. >> going to be great. and singer susan boyle takes us somewhere over the rainbow. first, these messages. [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread?
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makeovers, we pluck two turkey -- >> that's terrible. who said that? >> a little stuffing, too and surprise them with a brand-new look. >> here to show us the result is hour resident makeover team, "today" contributor and stylist to the stars, louis la carry and "us" contributor and author, jill martin. >> how was it today? >> it was great. everyone does feel a little full. >> i have to admit. >> a festive mood. >> exactly. festive. so we just thought thin. that's all. >> let's start off with our friend denise hasn't, 49 years old from clewiston, florida. she has her husband pick out her clothes because he has better taste than she does. so, she was thrill ted chance to get a brand-new style. let's listen to her story. >> denise told me outside she is very conservative, of course, we picked you. get a little sexy, right?
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>> this will be incredible because i would never do this on my own. absolutely never. >> so roger, who is at home, you say he hasn't seen you different in how long? >> well, we have been married, be 20 years in january and i have always had longer hair, i seldom wear makeup, i'm just -- that's just not who i normally am. i'm afraid to try something new this is going to give me something really out there i'm excited. >> dennis brought a posse with her, among her friends, sarah, ashley, brandy, a whole big group. >> that's called a tribe. >> everybody, put your blindfolds on, cover up your eyes, keep them on. i will tell you when to take them off. here is denise before. all right, denise, let's see the new you. oh, wow. all rightrighty, are you guys r? all right, girls, take them off. denise, are you ready, hottie?
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i can't wait to see this. [ screaming ] >> you look amazing. >> you look hot. >> oh, the kleenex. >> i need to you look right here at this camera, if you wouldn't mind. you look -- your hair is gorgeous. tell us, louis. >> dab your eyes, sweetheart. >> what we did to denise is, of course, a great haircut. side-swept bang, we love and adore it is so sexy. and then i -- >> look at the difference. >> which is turning a little bit gray in the front, i made her a slightly warmer dark blonde with those highlights. >> unbelievable. >> accent the focal point of the bangs. >> look at the posse. are you guys busting? >> what do you guys think? >> we always knew her glow inside and so now everybody, the whole world gets to see the shine that we see every day through this incredible woman. >> you have such great friends.
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jill you the outfit is perfect. >> gorgeous figure. all about peplum going into winter around fall, a great dress by mark by andrew mark, the earrings and bracelet are kendra scott. >> beautiful. big round of applause. denise, you can join your friends. >> and our second lady is nicole jordan, 37 from lexington, kentucky. she has had the same look for, as she says, way too long. she jump ted opportunity to get a whole new look. let's listen to her story. >> okay. first time in new york city. >> right. >> so, what kind of look are you going for here? >> what kind of look? i guess anything different than what i'm looking now. >> and you're single. we have a lot of men watching here. what are you looking for? >> i just want a man with a job and doesn't live with his mom. >> i think we will find that after this makeover. okay. are you ready to get a little
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glam? >> i am. >> how hard can it be to find one of those? she is here with her sister, kim, friends angie and mark. keep on the blindfolds, one last look at nicole before and bring out nicole jordan. my god, wow. >> you guys take off -- stay right there. and taken them off. >> she's gonna freak. >> turn around, nicole, take one look back here in the mirror, hon. >> oh, my god. >> you look beautiful. >> she is getting kleenexs. you look beautiful. >> jiminy cricket. >> we don't try cry in kentucky. >> sweetie, spin right around and look right there -- oh, you look beautiful. >> what a job. >> i tell you.
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>> this is a layered haircut and played with the highlights, accent the layers to make everything more -- just more alive and you do you look younger, more vibrant and allot sexier. >> you sure do look at her people. >> i don't recognize her. >> gorgeous. >> extra day and hit the town. >> jill, tell us about this color-blocking thing. >> color blocking for winter, she picked this dress, we tried on a few, felt most comfortable, boot test big for winter. >> big round of applause for both. [ applause ] >> good job, guys. >> after revealing these brand new looks, we are getting ready to show pictures some people may want to hide. >> those quirky, funny photos that make you say what the what?
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[ male announcer ] get a $100 walmart gift card when you buy any android or windows 8 smartphone. through december 1st. from america's gift headquarters. walmart. time to look at all those photos that make you say "what the what." >> sara sifrted through the photos, all four of them, and here with the top picks. >>ing edge of our seat waiting
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for the first photo from linda from iron, michigan, corn maze for blondes. i don't get it. be lost in there forever. >> genius. >> leah, no personal dumping, you can do any kind other than that >> we get t let's zoom on n. >> not the personal stuff. >> we are slow. >> next up, a photo from valerie nicholson from pennsylvania. you want to read this? >> faster, faster, oh, yes! yes! yes! i'll have what she's having. >> on a broadband truck in england. i think that's brilliant. >> michelle woods from shelt-connecticut, sent us this photo. if it's not in stock, it's free. >> in stock or free. how can you take it home if it's not in stock? >> back to the corn praise.
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>> says one per customer for two for $3. >> mary submitted this photo, three triplets going the first day of two school and little 2-year-old brother, upset he wasn't going. >> how cute. >> can you see -- that's like so -- excited. >> go anyway. >> thank you, sara. >> those were actually charming. >> smug think is photo worthy of "what the what," send it to tech that will take the trouble out of travel. >> and chef english will transform a feast for us from entirely a new meal. [ lane ] your anti-wrinkle cream is gone...
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we have an update to developing news. a deadly crash in palo alto is tying up traffic at embarcadero as the investigation continues into what happened. this is northbound 101. one person is dead and five others injured. officials say before 7:00 a truck was pulled over to fix a tire. a chp car pulled over to help. that's when this suv that you are looking at right now carrying six people ran into the chp car from behind. the suv flipped over. now a sigalert is in effect and will be for a couple more hours. traffic through palo alto is tied up this morning as the
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investigation continues. we will have a live report coming up in 30 minutes during our 11:00 newscast. we'll take a look at the forecast after the break.
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days. temperatures close to 70 degrees. 70 in livermore today. warmer than that in gilroy at 73. 69 in fremont. coming up at 11:00, we will take a good look at our next storm system which arrives next week. we will time it out for you coming up. thank you. she mentioned our 11:00 newscast. that is when we will have more on the top stories, including this violent crash on highway 101 in palo alto earlier this morning. it is still tying up traffic. a chp patrol car involved in that accident. we will have a live report at 11:00. we look forward to seeing you then. we are back with today's tech and taking trouble out of the holiday travel.
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>> apps to make your trip smooth certificate founder of ditch jie, carly know block. >> hi, guys. >> perfect time for this segment. >> hello. >> tech stuff. >> head together airport. there's some great apps that can help thuchlt is my absolute favorite app for the airport, called gate guru. >> what does it do? >> a bird's eye view of every terminal in the airport, all the shops, all the restaurants and all the service. if you have a little bit of a layoff other ar better place to eat. >> rateings and everything. >> i once used this to discover a little manicure kiosk on a layover a little bit better. >> is it all just the big airports, carly? >> all the different larger airports. metropolitan? >> i love that gate guru. >> now, tough see this app to believe it word lends. you are in a foreign country, signs everywhere, instead of fumbling with a translation book, check this out. >> these are our signs. with he don't know what they
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say. >> it magically translates the text -- >> my gosh. >> right in front of your eyes. >> look what's happening. clothes optional. >> do the next one. >> danger, sharks in the water. >> are you kidding me? >> wait, he have to -- check out the last one. >> apology -- >> sold all of our wine. apology. >> is that not amazing. >> what is that called? >> word lends, 4.99 per language pack, once buy it down the need a wifi connection. >> that's unbelievable. tell you only one bag or burn bag and a carry-on. >> usually carry a purse you are going to use when you're traveling and a laptop bag, this is both in one, from alicia balancings, 289, a little bit pricey but two bags in one, the front panel. >> your computer. >> up to 15-inch computer. >> it is stylish. >> gorgeous. in this gray and also black leather. really nice. >> i love that. >> now, some people have disorganized bags. just saying. >> that's rude. that's rude. >> doesn't mean they are not
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good people. >> some people might want to get more organized. this shut grid it system from cocoon, $25 to $50, all different shapes and sizes, strap your cords, headphones. gum. >> i would never put anything in there, but nice for certain people. this, by the situation, genius, i have left cable and cords in the those. >> makes them stand out, it stays on the cord the whole time, from nice you $16, sort of use it to charge your phone anywhere. >> bright color, to remind to you grab it. >> doesn't leave the cord. >> that last look in a hotel and -- >> that is brilliant. >> so cute, right? so you guys, have you heard of noise canceling technology? if you are on an airplane, there is a crying baby, a noisy neighbor, you flip a little switch on these head phones and the world goes away, amazing. >> what do you get instead? >> like a coming batting frequency that can sells out all the ambient noise. >> wear them at home, too? >> yes, you can. >> brand new from beats, the executive, really, really comfy
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fit for the airplane. >> are they comfy, light? >> what? are you talking? just kid me. >> they are not plugged in. >> excuse me. they are not plugged in. i was expecting something. got to plug it into something. >> so these are $300, a little price circumstance a cheaper option. >> peace of mind. >> seriously, invaluable. these are urban ears, $60, they have an on-ear fit, nice and curby and drowns the sound out, doesn't have that noise-canceling technology, $60, bright colors. >> great stuff. thanks, carly. >> welcome. >> bon voyage. now we have taken the headache out of travel what are gug get them for the holidays? >> gifts that give back, right after this. >> excuse me hose, is singing? >> who is singing? >> i believe that's barbra streisand. these smartphones come with a bonus $100 walmart gift card?
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♪ now, today's holiday gift guide, gifts that give back. >> from saving the planet, from plastic waste to putting money toward college scholarships, companies doing great things when you purchase their products. >> here to share ten -- i was going off listening to my -- it is chef and author kathleen dellmans. we love her, every time you come, good stuff is released into the universe. we love you very much. >> thanks to you guys and everybody at the today show. >> happy to do t. >> start with vino, shall we? >> start the way we always end. >> something for mommy and hoda. they -- this is a swell bottle. swell these great water bottles. however, they created one that's just for wine. keep your wine cool. their gift this season is two bottles, one for mom and kids or your purse, hoda. >> hello. >> i know. >> $45. >> okay. i like these classic tees. >> this is out-of-print clothing. it's books on tees and they are on a mission for every shirt
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that you purchase, they give a book to someone in need e >> that's great. beautiful. >> yeah. and their deal in honor of leo dicaprio's new movie with toby mcgwire "the great gatsby," free shipping, $38. >> i love it had with robert redford. mia far row. stop t >> all these bags. messenger bags and whatnot. >> project repat. you turn in your favorite tees, gently used, they will turn it into something. for moms this holiday season, baby onesies you don't want to part with turn them into a baby stroller blanket. $65, free shipping. they are doing some amazing things. they work with americans who have special abilities. they are also helping to revitalize some of our manufacturing plants. >> okay. >> we need that. >> what about these messenger bags? >> united by blue. for every purchase on their website, they remove a pound of trash from our oceans. >> yeah. great r >> beautiful bags.
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high quality. >> land's end or something. >> wax cotton, regular $100, $65 with free shipping. >> loft free shipping. >> i love this. >> this is the man tree. this is inspired with men in mind, but a lot of women do the shopping. so, this is a way for people to get familiar some of our artisan and crafts vendors across the company -- the country. wouldn't get necessarily to west virginia or louisiana or something, but you can taste what they are doing over there $75. free shipping. then we have mighty wallets, these are mighty great, a photographer working at moma, a brooklyn guy, they are made out of the same thing things that shipping envelopes are made out of, $13.99,, free shipping. >> haw howe about the snafrnlow? >> two kids in california,
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couldn't make money, stay cool, looked cool, started their own company, 14, 21. >> these watches pop. >> flex watches, regular 40, 30 with free shipping, ten colors and pick your charity and this deal is great, $65 for a built skateboard and it's usually about $120 or $130 and free shipping. these guys give away skateboards to kids in orphanages across the world. >> for the pooch? >> and then for the pooch, better buddies. pet place mats, i don't know if your prets slobs, mine are 12.99, free shipping and they have pet beds. >> so cute. >> and all the rest are going to be on our website. >> ten more wonderfuled whys go to >> not seen. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> find more go about these gifts on our website, >> what are you going to do with
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thanksgiving leftovers in. >> they are gone. chef english will show you how to turn last night's feast into a new meal. [ female announcer ] the day best foods and holiday leftovers become irresistibly creamy turkey casserole. real delicious best foods. bring out the best foods. bring out the best. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan...
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turkey day leftovers, did you love the flav others of last night's feat but like to enjoy them an entirely different way today? >> to transform y restauranteur food hall and cava. >> we will could. >> a challenge what will you come up with, something fun, new, innovate at this time. i figure, meatballs are in now. who doesn't like a good meatball. >> start with a little wine. most importantly, get the cooking going, the creative juices flowing. very important. cheers. all right. so while you are doing that i'm going to have you stir here is. >> i will stir. >> what's in there again? >> turkey, i see. ground beef. >> ground turkey. so, these the only extra ingredient you need to have. not buying turkey, have that around. i have diced, leftover turkey. >> cornbread. >> drop some eggs. >> two he cans? >> some sage. a little garlic. >> fresh sage or --
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>> fresh sage, yeah. >> mustard. >> this is cornbread. >> grey poupon? >> it is. whole grain mustard. use dark meat, light make, use your stuffing left over as well. >> dump it all in. >> a little green onion in. >> there >> now you spoil t >> perfect. >> spoil it had with the onions. >> we do. >> make little balls. >> sear them in the pan like that >> look what's happening down there >> see the chunks of meat. >> you cook those until brown and cooked through. >> nice and brown and finish them in the leftover crave grav. >> if there isn't, make another batch. >> so good. could use barbecue sauce, you have some of that in the cupboard, that works well. >> make a little extra so you have -- i'm even thinking of making these for the main meal,
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turkey and turkey meatballs. >> let's live here, look how beautiful. >> these are beautiful. >> mashed potatoes, of course, the cranberry to go with t how delicious is that? >> carefully. i'm getting in. >> mashed potato as well. how good that? >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> delicious. >> todd. >> yes? >> what else did you make, honey? >> this is just turkey and gravy over biscuits with a fried egg. >> brunch. >> sarah, get in, baby. >> and you know, if you want to spice it up a little bit you got turkey kay sa deyas. whatever cheese you have left over from your cheese board, if you have one. between two piece of flour tortilla, saute it, cran berry, avocado e isn't that -- almost better than the turkey, right? >> delicious. >> this is heavenly. todd, thank you. >> welcome. >> find the recipe for turkey cornball meatballs on our
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website. >> a lot of balls. >> get ready for another thanksgiving after treat coming up. >> susan boyle sings a beautiful all-time classic song. >> my god. >> this is "today" on nbc.
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the world first fell in love with susan boyle in 2009 when she appeared on the tv show ""britain's got talent,"" since then sold over 18 million albums and topping the charts in more than 30 countries. now out with her fourth album "standing ovation" a collection of songs from musical theater. here is susan boyle singing "somewhere over the rainbow" by the fabulous harold arlen. have a great weekend, everyone. ♪ somewhere over the rainbow way
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up high ♪ ♪ in a land that i heard of once, once in a lullaby ♪ ♪ somewhere over the rainbow
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skies of blue ♪ ♪ and the dreams that i dare to dream really do come true ♪ ♪ someday i wish upon a star ♪ and wake up where the clouds are far behind me ♪ ♪ where troubles melt like lemon drops way above the chimney tops ♪ ♪ that's where you'll find me
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♪ somewhere over the rainbow ♪ skies are blue ♪ and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true ♪
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good morning. i'm bob redell. we will take you live to the the east bay where shoppers sacrificed hours of their lives just to get to the cash register for black friday sales. that story coming up.


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