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moving in to parts of oregon, washington, another powerful storm producing accidents and warnings and dangerous flooding and mud slides. and new york's kindest, a police officer photographed giving new boots to a barefoot, homeless man, an image touching hearts worldwide. we'll talk to that officer. and he meets the woman that captured that moment for the if irrelevancy time today, friday, november 30th, 2012. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, welcome to "today," it is 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i am willie geist in for matt. there's a husband and wife in dearborn, missouri with a lot to think about, a lot of retirement
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planning to get under way. >> these are the tough decisions to be made. may have the second possible winner as well. >> that's right. you're looking at surveillance video of a man as he checked his numbers and apparently realized he just hit the jackpot, a clerk at the store said the man had the winning numbers and the ticket indicated it was purchased in arizona, but lottery officials haven't confirmed yet he is the winner. we will get a live report from the store just ahead. >> find out shortly. how much trouble is lindsay lohan in after her arrest in new york and new charges tied to a traffic accident in los angeles. and who do you look like, savannah? >> you know the saying we all have a twin somewhere in the world. sometimes people say i have a twin right in this room, natalie and i often get confused on the plaza. >> if i was five inches taller. >> maybe on my best day. >> something to think about.
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we all have a doppelganger people say, we will talk about that a little later on. you always say people confuse you with brad pitt. >> clooney or pitt. we start with overnight developments in the search for the lucky powerball winners. nbc kerry sanders in dearborn, missouri. we will learn the identity of the state's multimillionaire in a number of hours. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. actually, the officials have now told me the name, it is out there, 51-year-old cindy hill and her 52-year-old husband, mark. her name precedes his because she is the one that bought the ticket, but there's no question they're going to share the money, say they're going to share it with their three adult children, with their nieces and nephews, and going to share it with their six-year-old adopted daughter a china. she already has one request. she would like a pony. the winning numbers were on a $10 ticket.
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dearborn is the small town where everyone knows everyone. and where this woman who asked we not use her last name told us her daughter-in-law bought five tickets for ten dollars, waited until late thursday morning to check the numbers. >> she goes out to the car. says i guess we'll check it. she was looking at it. and she says is that a five or a six? she said i just couldn't see. she said i think it is a six. she came by here, she was shaking so bad, shaking going to the door. >> reporter: at the place the ticket was sold, those that have known the couple since the husband was in boy scouts, say a more deserving couple could not have won. >> probably couldn't have happened to a better guy. >> reporter: the husband and wife who have already shown the ticket to missouri lottery officials have three adult children and a six-year-old, a girl they adopted from china. >> it is wild, crazy to think
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somebody that comes in here a regular basis possibly won powerball. >> reporter: for much of thursday, the question was do the numbers hold meaning. dearborn is but 35 miles north of kansas city, home to the royals baseball team, and those winning lottery numbers, they match royals greats, most hall of famers, five, george bret, 16, bow jackson, 22, dennis leonard, 29, dan quiz enberry, the powerball, 6, willie wilson. and while it is an odd coincidence, the royals spring training is in arizona where the other big winning ticket was sold. we're told when cindy called her husband to tell him the news that they had won the lottery, she said she thought she was having a heart attack. what do they plan to do with all of the money? the one thing they apparently have already discussed is
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adopting another child. savannah? >> it is willie, and kerry, think she will get the pony. who holds the other half of that jackpot. the other ticket was sold in arizona. why is there excitement at a gas station in maryland. tom costello is in upper marlboro to explain. >> reporter: this is really strange, all the way across the country. here is the answer. yesterday about 12:45, a gentleman walked in here into the store. he was wearing the reflective type of protective gear you wear if you worked on the highway, for example, and asked to check the powerball numbers and then he started celebrating, and celebrating big, he started asking other people in the store, do you see the numbers, do they look legit to you? he was so excited, when he walked out of the store, he forgot to buy gas, the whole reason he was here to begin with. bring in someone that financed this. cameron is the store clerk.
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let me have you turn this way so folks can see you. tell me what happened. the guy walked in. he wants to check the powerball numbers. you give him the numbers. then what happened? >> he stood there a couple minutes, checked the numbers in the ticket. for two minutes, he said oh, my god. i said what happened. i am scared he had a problem, maybe a heart attack. he said i got the powerball jackpot. i can't believe it. he said check my numbers. give me the ticket, i saw the same numbers on the ticket and on the results. >> reporter: you checked the numbers on the powerball and looked legit. it was an arizona ticket. >> arizona ticket. had the same number on the ticket. he tell each person. then my manager, he is standing behind me, he said can i see your ticket? he take the ticket. then he said give me the ticket back. >> reporter: i don't blame him. >> he said i want to make sure. i'll do it by myself. then he tells the people in the store, look, this is my numbers.
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and he left. and after 20 seconds he came back, said oh, my god, i am here for gas. can you give me the gas? i put the gas and. >> reporter: i have to wrap it up. thank you so much. willie, back to you. >> we'll find out soon enough if he is indeed one of the winners. meanwhile, it is a messy morning on the west coast. the latest on powerful storms pounding north california, oregon, and washington as we speak. nbc's migel almaguer is in san francisco where it is pouring down rain. migel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are in the middle of the second weather maker making it through the pacific northwest. i have to tell you, it feels like san francisco is in the bull's eye. it was hammering rain earlier for several hours, then had howling winds. the conditions let up. meteorologists say this is what to expect through the day. as a matter of fact, early in the week in san francisco wednesday, wind speeds topped 80 miles per hour. they're not expecting those type
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of winds earlier or later today, but they certainly are expecting downed trees and downed power lines to cause them several issues. at the higher elevations, closer to 7,000 feet in the sierra, they're expecting up to a foot of snow, so it is going to be certainly a wet day in the sierra, in the lower elevations, closer in the lower foothills, we expect up to 12 inches of rain by sunday. we're looking at very wet conditions. here in the bay area where they have been dealing with steady rain since wednesday, there are several systems rolling in. we expect a one, two, three, maybe a fourth punch to hit here. it will be a long day for crews here, willie. >> just plain nasty there. migel almaguer in san francisco. thanks. when will the rough weather end out west? al is upstairs. >> the bad news, probably not until tuesday. we have an upper level low spinning off a low pressure system, getting caught in the
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jet stream. we have tropical moisture from hawaii, call it the pineapple express. that will converge, bring heavy rain from monterey into eureka, and moving further into the pacific northwest. you can see in the next at least 24 hours, the heavy rain continues. you'll also see snow make its way through the central mountains of california, on into idaho and montana. look at the rainfall amounts. talking locally as much as 15 inches of rain near quincy. generally about two to eight inches of rain, and snow will be a factor as well over the next 72 hours from the saw tooth, mount shasta, into tito and wasatch. one to two feet of snow. mud slides, flooding, heavy winds, power lines, all big problems. savannah? >> al, thanks. to washington for the battle to avoid the fiscal cliff heating up. president obama hitting the road
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in moments to pressure lawmakers to strike a deal. kristen welker is at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: president obama travels to hatfield, pennsylvania, where he will turn up pressure with republicans to increase taxes on wealthier americans, after a show of bipartisanship. the president inviting mitt romney to the white house on thursday. with washington deadlocked, president obama reached out to his former rival, inviting mitt romney to lunch at the white house, aiming to put past differences to rest. >> i think that he's very interested in some of governor romney's ideas. >> reporter: romney arrived shortly after noon thursday. white house officials revealed few details about the lunch, saying only they ate white turkey chili, and the meeting lasted more than an hour, with governor romney congratulating the president on re-election.
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in the sole picture released by the white house, you can see the dining room where the men ate and boxing gloves. aides joked there were no punches thrown describing the encounter as friendly. >> i am happy to see this picture, it is good for the american people. >> reporter: a very different tone on capitol hill as fiscal cliff negotiations remain rocky. the president sent his top negotiator, treasury secretary tim geithner to meet with congressional leaders. afterward, house speaker john boehner said the white house had not proposed spending cuts needed to win critical republican votes. >> i have to tell you, i'm disappointed in where we are, i am disappointed in what's happened in the last couple weeks. >> reporter: senate majority leader harry reid fired back saying democrats put forward a serious plan and ridiculed boehner when asked about the argument that the ball is in the democrats' court. >> i don't understand his brain, so you should ask him. >> reporter: away from the hill, vice president biden took his
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own steps to push for fiscal cliff compromise, stopping in d.c.'s first costco. warning the economy could suffer greatly if lawmakers can't get a deal done. he proudly flashed his store membership card. >> i went to get my wife's card, she said no, no, no, get your own. >> reporter: according to sources at the white house and on the hill, treasury secretary geithner offered a plan that includes $1.6 trillion in new taxes and $400 billion in spending cuts. it is essentially the budget proposal from last year, a plan republicans called a nonstarter. you can expect president obama to take more trips like the one he is making today to try to move the needle on these negotiations. willie? >> kristen welker at the white house. david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> good morning. >> if looking for reason to be optimistic a deal will be done, yesterday was not your day.
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by most accounts, treasury secretary tim geithner laughed off capitol hill literally by mitch mcconnell, john boehner says the white house offer is not serious. is this a breakdown in negotiation or the first steps in what will be a month of negotiation? >> the worst thing to watch on capitol hill is the progress of the negotiations because it is going to be a lot of huffing and puffing on both sides, posturing. the white house feels the president is in a very strong position to play the high cards in terms of tax increases, that's what he wants, that's what the american people said they wanted. look at the exit poll, the president feels that confidence. on the other side, the president feels they have room to push hard against tax increases being too large. we are a long way from a final deal, and it is dangerous and necessary as both sides try to get numbers closer to what their folks will accept. >> david, meanwhile while this
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is going on, the president is hosting mitt romney for lunch at the white house, first time they have seen each other since the last presidential debate. can you give us any insight beyond they had turkey chili for lunch what went on in that room? >> i was up here in boston, spoke to some romney advisers who described it as a good meeting, important meeting for both sides to do. this is an awkward looking photo. it is still very tough. the feelings if you're on the romney side of the campaign are still pretty raw. one of the things i was told romney made clear is that he doesn't want to play any part in fiscal cliff negotiations. there was some talk immediately afterwards some of his discussions or ideas on deductions, eliminating some tax deductions could be helpful, but romney made it clear he doesn't want to play a role in those talks. >> david, who would you be with this weekend on "meet the press"? >> talking to timothy geithner, talking about where the negotiations are, where the pain
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point is for democrats in terms of where they're willing to make cuts, that's an important question for republicans as discussions go forward. >> one of the men at the center of all of this. david gregory, thanks so much, david. >> thanks, willie. let's check the day's other top stories. natalie morales at the news desk. >> good morning. the senate expected to vote today on a new package of tough sanctions against iran. last night, secretary of state hillary clinton offered iran a last chance to come clean about the nuclear program. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is in washington with details. good morning. >> good morning. hillary clinton made signature over ture. after a decade of threats and stalemate with iran over the nuclear program, the white house wants to test iran's claim it is not building a nuclear weapon. >> we continue to believe that
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there is still a window of opportunity to reach some kind of resolution over iran's nuclear program. now, i'm not, you know, a wild eyed optimist, but it is important we do everything unilaterally, bilaterally, multilaterally to test that. >> clinton says the timing is right. the u.s. election is over, iran's isn't until june. >> president obama's instinct, to try to see if iran is amenable to negotiations is the right one because that will tell us whether or not iran is serious about stopping short of a nuclear weapon. >> tehran under pressure, its economy in shambles after years of sanctions for not letting inspectors into all the facilities. now they want to show the world they've exhausted diplomatic
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options. >> the question is, is there a deal that we could accept that the iranians could accept. i tend to be skeptical. >> of course, iran and the u.s. have other big disagreements over iran's military aid to the regime in syria and rockets that smuggle to hamas. in the second term, no foreign policy challenge is more critical. the president has been dealing with iran's suspected nuclear threats. >> andrea mitchell in washington. thanks so much. egypt islamists approved a draft constitution this morning that could further enrage anti-government protesters. it was passed without participation of liberal and christian members. human rights experts fear it could give muslim clerics influence over legislation and restrict freedom of speech and women's rights. a spokesman says former president george h.w. bush should be able to leave the hospital by the weekend. he has been hospitalized for
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complications from bronchitis. last day of trading for november. what's moving the markets? good morning, kayla. >> the stocks are following the fiscal cliff and the market dove yesterday on comments from house speaker john boehner. data released yesterday showed economic growth in the u.s. is still weak. consumers and businesses alike are putting a hold on spending. natalie? >> thank you. and a grade school in south lina has shed new light on how to take a class photo. they didn't just stick the short kids in front, call kids in the back. each child wore a specific color, formed an amazing image of a light house. all part of the annual cultural week at beach hill elementary. great job, kids. that's fantastic. it is 7:19. back to savannah, willie, and al. makes my photos look terrible.
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>> way more organization than my elementary school. who will be with david gregory? just wondering. >> people don't know, willie trying to do an interview with david gregory, al was heckling him. >> heckling me here, covering serious matters of the day, have the peanut gallery over here. >> can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with. how about the weather. >> let's show you what we've got. here in the east, looking at a decent amount of sunshine. a few rain and snow showers around the great lakes. heavy rain continues out west. beautiful day through the southeast. look for fog on the gulf coast. that's what's going on. first we want to get your local weather after this. you just got 5% off for using your red card. welcome home. she loves it. nintendo 3ds xl! nailed it. dad, i'm actually totally satisfied and have no complaints. ho, ho, ho! so smart with your money! plus free shipping at
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coming up, we're going to examine the phenomenon. does everybody really have a twin? >> i think so. >> you think you do? >> no. >> yes, you do. >> we found your doppelganger. >> so i've been told. >> everybody at this table has one. that's the tease. >> that's coming up. >> after your local news and weather. ♪ [ female announcer ] born from the sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener
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had been ransacked and the woman's husband was dead. police found the woman and took her to the hospital. she suffered minor injuries. the suspect for this homicide still on the loose. well, we can tell you get ready for a very wet weekend. rain just pounding the entire bay area. christina loren is here to tell us what's happening outside. good morning. >> good morning. and it's not just the rain, but gusty winds moving in as well. you can see the front just bull's-eyeing the bay area with heavy pockets just north of redwood city, also san jose heavy rainfall from time to time. this will continue for the next couple of hours before we get a break later on today. watch out for slick conditions as it has been raining pretty steadily. by 1:00, 2:00 we will get some breaks of sunshine. it's rather mild with temperatures close to 50 degrees. we'll be at 65 inland, 64 bayside and 62 at the coast. saturday on and off light showers are expected but you will be able to get outdoors
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from time to time. also expecting isolated thunderstorms. sunday morning another round of very heavy rain on the way to the bay area. let's check your drive, mike. >> we have a lighter friday flow but look at the conditions. 280 northbound at 17/880 so the volume a little lighter but slow because of the slippery conditions. right in the center of the map that's 280 at 17. the blue is where we showed you and also where there's a lot of puddling and ponding going on. southbound 880 jams coming down through hayward and into fremont. a mud slide reported for highway 94 through miles canyon. usual suspect but still know about that. the san mateo bridge across the water, slow because of the conditions. slow on the peninsula, wet and soupy and tough to see for 101 as well as parts of 280 through dale ci daly city. this is palo alto, note the slick and slippery conditions especially on the off-ramps. >> when it comes to the weather, you can run but can't hide. don't run, take it slow.
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we'll see you back in a half hour.
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back now at 7:30 with the photo that's all over facebook and twitter. it's got everybody talking this morning and smiling, too. it's a new york city police officer helping out a homeless man. the officer and the woman who snapped that picture are with us together exclusively. we'll talk with them in just a moment.
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we look forward to that. good morning, everyone, everybody. inside studio 1a i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt today. >> double trouble for lindsay lohan arrested after an altercation at a nightclub in new york city and charges from a crash in california on the same day. coming up, details on both of those cases. >> and why would anybody in their right mind take a flight making seven stops across the country just to reach a final destination? what you can learn about finding cheap airfares from very extreme travelers. what motivates them. >> and have you ever been told you look like someone famous. we're actually talking about doppelgangers, two people who just found each other and look almost identical. look at their faces. >> almost like they are twins. hearing they are in fact identical twins. >> you put them up to this. i've been set up here once again on the "today" show.
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that's are twins, but we'll find our own doppelgangers a little bit later on. >> a touching photo of a police officer giving boots to a homeless man here in new york city. nbc's stephanie gosk has more on this random act of kindness that's captured hearts everywhere. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. that now famous photo was taken just over my shoulder. we're about half a block from times square, one of the busiest city intersections in the world. on a typical night it's filled with tourists looking up at the billboards and the neon lights, but on that night there were at least two people who had their eyes on the street, a police officer who went to help a man in need and a tourist from arizona who caught it on camera. new yorkers don't necessarily have the best reputation, but this photo may shatter some misconceptions. nypd officer larry deprimo giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man on a cold november
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night. jennifer foster, a tourist from arizona, couldn't resist taking the photo. >> this officer squatted down next to him, took his gloves off the hand and proceeded to help the man put socks and shoes on his feet this. man's face lit up like it was christmas and like he had just been given literally $1 million. >> reporter: officer deprimo was on counterterrorism patrol that night. >> it was freezing. first thing i thought was this is absolutely unacceptable, so i went up to him and i said where are your socks or shoes or anything? >> reporter: the shoe store was right there. jose cano was on shift. >> no one has really sort of taken this initiative. >> reporter: he cut deprimo a deal on waterproof winter boots and the officer said with his own moan money. >> i keep the receipt in my bulletproof vest most of all because it's a remind their some people have it worse. >> selfless service, an act of human kindness and had no intention of receiving any credit for it.
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>> reporter: and perhaps that's why the photo has gone viral. more than 337,000 likes on facebook, and all over twitter. nypd officer larry deprimo, i salute you. a reminder of what protect and serve is supposed to mean. in the city they are called new york's finest. officer deprimo is a good reason why. the sudden celebrity might be making officer deprimo a little uncomfortable. he said he did what any other officener this city would do, that the men and women of the nypd are doing this kind of thing every day. savannah? >> reporter: >> but it's great to see. stephanie gosk, thank you. officer larry deprimo is here with us along with jennifer foster, the tour whoist captured the image of kindness. good morning to both of you. you sort of met the other night, in the same space, but this is first time you have gotten to talk. you shared quite a moment together. >> absolutely. >> yes, we did. >> see you chatting, a little
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friendship forming here? >> definitely. >> we decided that we were best frerngsds y-- best friends, yes >> yes. >> you are an nypd officer and see sad things every day. you run across need. what was it about this that made you want to do something? >> the two things that stuck out in my mind is how cold it was and this was the most polite gentleman i ever met and i knew hi to help him. >> you went into the shoe store and cut a deal. this is 75 bucks out of your own pocket >> i really didn't think about the money. when i went to them i said listen, there's an elderly man, he doesn't have any shoes or socks on, i don't care what the price, is we've got to help him out. >> what i love is that you both describe his reaction the exact same way. >> i think it was great that, you know, from the two perspectives we've seen two different things but our stories were together. i don't know. >> jennifer you said his face
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lit up. >> he did. this was the second time i had seen the gentleman in the city, two days in a row, and not at any point before that had he seemed as happy as he was when officer deprimo came up to him. >> and there you were standing there with your camera. you come from a law enforcement family. what was it about what you saw that made you think i want to take this picture? >> i was actually going to go up and offer this gentleman some money, and i stopped once i saw officer deprimo coming towards him, and because i -- i've been doing this long enough in a similar line of work, and my father was a police officer in the city of phoenix, arizona for 32 years, i knew that it was remarkable, and i honestly had seen my dad do something similar for a gentleman in the same situation back in phoenix, and i thought i knew what i was looking at. >> long story short, you contacted the nypd and put it on your facebook page and lo and behold you are famous. what's this experience been like for you, sir?
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>> surreal and extremely humbling, you know. it's a great experience. i think it's a lot about the people though because you see such great comments. people are saying their faith in humanitiy is restored and that's the biggest thing i can take away from this. >> i was thinking about an old quote, character is something you do when no one is watching and this time everyone got to see your character. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> now a check of the weather from al. >> such a terrific story. another terrific story if you like warm temperatures. big ridge of high pressure dominating much of the mid-section of the country. look at these temperatures. much above normal, from boise, idaho, where it's 12 degrees above normal. salt lake city today. up to 60 and denver 65 stretching all the way to chicago with a high of 51. 10 degrees above normal. that warm air makes its way as far south as nashville, 62 degrees above normal, 9 degrees
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7:37 now on a friday morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. i want to start with this live shot. this is the 280/17 intersection. you can see very slow drive. even though we don't have a whole lot of commuters on the highway, rather friday light according to mike inouye, we still have dangerous conditions so leave yourself plenty of time and travel cautiously. you can see the steady stream of moisture continues to barrel toward the bay area. we'll get through the brunt of the storm. santa rosa starting to get a little break. more rain on the way on sunday. weather. of course sunday night the best night of the week, that's because it's sunday night football in america. that's right. we've got two teams coming in. the eagles fly sbroo cowboy stadium. they take on the boys. partly cloudy, mild, 67 to 70, a retractable roof so they don't care about the weather but we do on sunday night, football night in america. willy. >> all right, al. thank you very much. one of lindsay lohan's attorneys
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is denying the actress did anything wrong in the wake of her latest arrest. lohan was taken into custody early thursday on a charge of assault. it's not her only trouble. jason, good morning. >> reporter: willy, good morning. lohan was charged with third degree assault after an alleged altercation with a woman here at avenue nightclub thursday morning. then a few hours later she was forp charged with misdemeanors stemming from an auto incident in california earlier this year. lindsay lohan, a coat over her head, was released from police custody thursday morning. lohan was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault after an alleged altercation with a 28-year-old woman in a lounge called avenue. a spokesperson for the nypd confirmed that officers responded to a dispute inside avenue at 4:00 a.m. thursday, lohan was arrested and charged
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with assault. video obtained by tmz shows low man with police near a black suv after the alleged incident. tmz reports that lohan after giving a woman to give her space or word as to that effect allegedly punched the woman. according to wnbc in new york the other woman was not arrested or injured. a statement issued by lohan's attorney reads once again lindsay lohan is a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame from my initial investigation i am completely confident that this case will be concluded favrably and lindsay will be totally exonerated. legal experts say lohan may be held to a higher standard. >> she is aware of what her fame can and can't do. that's something she needs to be responsible for and any judge is going to hold you more liable than another person for being in an altercation, you should know better, you should know you're a target. >> reporter: the incident is the latest in a string of run-ins with the law for thest are a st
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with the law and she faces an automatic very muchcation of her probation from removing a necklace from a jewelry store last year because of new charges against her. on thursday lohan was charged with lying to police about whether she was behind the wheel in a california traffic accident involving her porsche back on june 8. >> this adds to her legal woes, her money problems. the girl takes two steps forward and three steps back. >> the judge will look at the reckless driving and the lying to police but given the fact that the judge had warned her before all of this happened and said stay out of the clubs and focus on her career and didn't, i think it will be a very serious matter for this judge. >> reporter: this after a rough week in lohan's acting career. >> is that what you thought? >> reporter: she was widely panned for her role as elizabeth taylor in lifetime's "liz and dick" which premiered monday. >> this was a make or break point. lifetime to be gambling on her, insured her, got horrible reviews this. will absolutely impact future
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a wild sky high endurance race, with fierce warriors criss-crossing the globe. >> i went to beijing for a day. >> reporter: their mission miles, lots and lots of them. >> once you get started it's kind of like a bug. >> reporter: it's called a mileage run, trips where the journey, not the destination is the sobel objective. mile masochist, some might consider crazy. after all, why would you spend more time in an airport or airplane than you possibly had to? is this sport for you? >> it's a game. >> reporter: gaming the system, by finding cheap fares with lock routes to accrue airline status levels, perks and most importantly frequent flyer miles for future freebies. >> to know me is to fly with me. >> reporter: think up in the air. >> the miles are the goal. >> reporter: brian cohen seeks out extreme itineraries. >> i went from atlanta to pittsburgh, to watertown, new york, to pittsburgh and denver and santa ana and pittsburgh and
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back to san francisco and back to atlanta for less than $75. >> reporter: too good to be true. >> and this man is on board for three days in the air. >> in my quest to make travel free and more comfortable it's important to get those upgrades and important to have that status. >> reporter: to get it, howie found a ticket he says anyone can buy. it will take him on six flights, halfway around the world, for a total fare of $665. a bargain considering. we had him take a camera along for the wild ride. >> my first flight is from d.c. to atlanta. >> reporter: okay, simple enough. >> at the gate 20 minutes early. >> now it's on to new york. >> about four and a half hours in. >> reporter: right off to istanbul, a ten-hour trip. >> my upgrade cleared, and i'll hopefully get a good night's sleep. >> reporter: half a day in turkey and howie is back on a flight to paris. >> think i'm running on a little bit of adrenaline right now. >> reporter: no time for the eiffel tower, only an hour
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before leaving for salt lake city, another 12 hours in the air. >> 54 1/2 hours in. >> reporter: we caught up with him in utah where there was one flight to go, salt lake to baltimore. in all howie traveled a mind-blowing 14,000 miles and with elite bonuses he's earned 30,000 plus, enough to propel him to delta's diamond level in 2013 and he'll eventually to use those miles to travel for free. >> there are hundreds of thousands of people that do this. >> reporter: howie blogs about his travel tricks and says the online forum on is a treasure trove for extreme frequent flyers who constantly monitor new fares for low cost long hauls. >> we're trying to beat the system. been to 65 different countries using these techniques. >> reporter: the frugal travel guy hosts seminars on how to travel on the cheap, like the atlanta to honolulu trip he took with wife kate for $152 round trip. >> he loves the game. he loves the chase.
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the time now is 7:56. good morning, i'm jon kelley. you probably figured out by now the rain coming down hard all across the bay area. we'll give you a live look at the marina greenup in san francisco getting hit hard out there. lots of wind, lots of rain and the woman to tell us about it all is christina loren. she's been tracking this all morning long. >> good morning to you, jon. good morning to you at home. yes, rain steadily coming in. at this point most of the heavy
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moisture is south of the golden gate bridge. you'll notice that from the pockets here of orange and yellow. as we head throughout the day today, we'll continue to see this front draped to the south and slowly push out of here but we're not expecting our first significant break from the heavy rainfall until 1:00 p.m. that's when showers are expected to turn light and spotty in nature. after that point we'll see light, intermittent showers for your saturday and then our next heavy wave of rain moves in sunday morning. it looks like the heaviest time frame will be between 4:00 a.m. sunday and 11:00 a.m. then another break all the way through monday. more rain tuesday into wednesday. now, mike, i can tell you i've been looking at these live shots and it is getting messier out there. >> i've been staring at them. because of the conditions i'm just worried about people. south 680 slows traveling from right to left to cross your screen. it's soupy, sloppy conditions coming down through sunol. that's one issue, the roadways. then highway 84 traveling west from the freeway, it's closed at
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palomaris road because of a mud slide. we don't see it this time of year often. we do have sustained rains causing the blue puddling around the roadways so be careful out there. 880 slams down to a crawl down to 8th street in san leandro. northbound through oakland a live look shows you how things are really soupy. you can beary see the roadway. you can barely see. >> it is a rough go out there, mike. thank you very much. christina and mike will be along to tell you what's happening out there. stay with us, we'll see you in a half hour.
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8:00 now on this friday morning. it's the 30th of november, 2012. hard to believe there is less than a month to go until christmas. we have the cutest crowd, can i just say that, on our plaza this morning.
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>> thank you. >> i wasn't talking about you, willie geist. all the wonderful people who come here, a lot of them holding toys for our toy drive. beautiful day. one month to go until christmas. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist who is in for matt and al roker. coming up, talking of christmas, we have kind of a do it yourself for all your holiday needs. get out the scissors and tape and glue. we'll show you really cool projects. >> lots to look forward to there. ever walked down the street and seen someone who looks exactly like you, feel like you're looking in the mirror or maybe your friends tell you look like a certain celebrity and get mixed up with a famous face. why we all have a secret twin out there in the world. >> i've got one right over here. this young lady made one for me. very nice. it's for me. it's little al. >> like looking in a meror. >> that's right. >> later on, willie will be sticking pins in this.
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>> no, i am. >> okay. you take the kids out to eat, and either, a, they don't like anything on the menu, or, b, they want whatever is fried out there. guess what? a lot of chain restaurants are going with more healthy options out there, making it easier for you to ease better. >> good to hear that. we'll check in with natalie morales over at the news desk with the day's top stories. >> good morning, savannah, willie and al. good morning, everyone, the second and most powerful storm system of the week is bringing heavy rain and winds to northern california. roads are flooding, and there could be widespread power outages there. the harsh weather is expected through the weekend. some areas could get as many as 18 inches of rain before the downpours stop. win gufds ha wind gusts have hit as high as 70 miles per hour. lottery officials in missouri have verified that one of the two winning 588 million
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jackpot was sold at a gas station in dearborn, missouri north of kansas city. the owner's name will be revealed today. the holder of the second winning ticket bought in a suburban convenience store in arizona remains a mystery. president obama will try to turn up the pressure to urge a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. he's hoping to build public support for his plan to raise taxes on top earners. a connecticut woman who was severely mauled by a friend's pet chimpanzee in 2009 has reached a settlement agreement with the estate of the now deceased owner. it calls for the victim to receive about $4 million in property and cash. nash's family is still trying to sue the state of connecticut. now for a look at what's trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking online. naks michael jackson's father joe jackson is a top search
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after his family revealed he suffered a mild stroke this week. the 83-year-old jackson is said to be in good spirits and ready to leave a las vegas hospital as early as today. the white house has released this video of bo, the obama family portuguese water dog. he can be seen going from room to room sniffing out the holiday decorations, including that toy replica of himself. just wish we knew what bo was thinking, probably though approved of the decorations. and this youtube video shows how this power tool on your holiday gift list can help you eat more vegetables. don't try that at home. that's an entire ear of corn in ten seconds. that's what we call power eating. just wrong. it's 8:04 right now. let's go outside right now and al has a check of our weather. >> that corn thing is awesome!
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wow. got a lot of gallons from texas. having a good time? >> yes. >> very nice. let's check it out and see what we've got for you today. out west, again, big problems as we got that pineapple express bringing plenty of moisture. it is just going to keep pushing rain in over the next 72 hours. rainfall amounts as much as 15 inches of rain, especially in northern and central california and snowfall amounts from the saw tooth, cascades mt. safetya, sierras and wasatch and . 8:06. a live look at dangerous conditions to drive through on the san mateo bridge and across the bay area that we're noticing. in addition to the rain, the winds are picking up. travel cautiously in the high profile vehicle.
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most of the heavy rain is south of the golden gate bridge. it is letting up from santa rosa through marin county. that is the trend through the next few hours. >> that's your latest weather. it's a big, big, big friday crowd here at the "today" show. savannah! >> all right, al. thanks. coming up next, from your home to your gifts, you can do it yourself this holiday season and add that personal touch, right after this. my wife takes centrum silver. i've been on the fence about it.
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back at 8:09. this morning on holiday's gift guide, how to do it yourself. three crafty bloggers ready to help us add that specialized personal touch to seasonal gifts and decor starting with brit, good morning to you. >> impressed but a little intimidated but we're doing trees. >> this year is all about the holiday diys. the first tree here is a wall tree, made completely out of this patterned colorful tape shaped into triangles and here's adhered on the wall, works on doors, walls, any blank space. >> whereo you find this.
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>> craft store, target sells it, walmart. >> this is quite perfect actually. >> yes. >> do you get a ruler out to make it look that good. >> yes. >> the other thing with trees, can be expensive and need to pick up pine needles every other day another solution, a book tree. found all these books around my house and sorted them from widest to narrowest and you literally start stacking your books and turns into a pretty spree shape. put the star on top, one for my husband, recipes every man should know, halfway through it. >> and the base of it is just some books as well. takac took me maybe five minutes. >> kids should be able to do that, too. >> wreaths made out of cardboard, dig through your neighbor's recycling bin if you need to, some glue and all of
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your gift bows that you probably have lying around the house, extra gift bows, also like $1 at most dollar stores, discount stores, stock up after christmas, they go on massive sale. here's this creative, beautiful, colorful ornament garland, made out of streamed ribbon through a cluster of ornaments and hang it on your garland. took me less than ten minutes to do. >> looks beautiful. >> and a little stained glass effect. one of my favorite of the bench. stained class vases and votives, made into peppermint shape. never believe what we used. glue and food coloring. >> wow. >> you mix them together just like this, and to create this, we used electrical tape, and you just start painting away. once your done painting, do a
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couple of coats, spray it with shellac and when you are done, rip off the tape and voila. >> happy holidays to you. >> natalie. >> home to style, donna is behind the website and book "p.s., i made this." good morning. how to add sparkle to the holiday season, including the necklace around your neck. >> all like to sparkle and shine all year long. these are rings that i had at home. all have tons of jewelry, i know, you do. running out the door for a holiday party, all you need is a punch of rings rope or ribbon. >> no hot glue or sewing. >> slip them on, easy, breezy and tie it around your neck. >> cool. >> you can go to a flea market. >> vintage stores, can you find those rings. >> these are even from party city, these fun ones, nobody will ever know. >> it's great. i like the look. i love it. >> a quick fix for the holidays. >> over here, another big trend,
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pearls, lots of multi-strand necklaces. >> absolutely. >> chunky is in, statement necklace is the best statement to make over the holiday season. now pearls are something, you doesn't have a long strand of pearls. >> not as edgy as you would like them to be. >> pearls come in all different tone is and don't even need to be real, go and get the cheap strands. >> right. >> what we're going to do is gott this, fold this in half and i've got fun color ribbon. we've cut the ribbon and we're going to loop it three on both sides, knot, it one side. something anybody can do at home. this is a great gift to give people. >> a great idea, running out to a party and here's your necklace in seconds. >> sometimes you can add a broach. >> you're wearing one here, put it on a jacket, on a necklace,
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that's great. >> really quickly over here, we've got some other ribbon detail. you're adding some -- we're still keeping the sparkle. we've got some ribbon and fun gems that you can pick up at any craft store. >> got a hot glue gun. >> gem and glue, we'll dab it on, one more. >> this is going to be like a belt. convertible accessory, headband, a two for one. >> thank you. we're out of time. let me throw it over to you, willie. >> diy gifts for almost everybody on your holiday list. kate albrecht is the creator of the blog called mr. >> good morning. >> you've given me permission to call you mr. kate. >> please call me mr. kate. >> old ratti t-shirt to beautiful necklace. >> either the t-shirt scarf or necklace depending on the climate you live n. >> we cut off the bottom of the
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t-shirt and you take your tube and cut one-inch strips and here's the fun part, are you ready. you pull this. get your aggression out, there you, and look, let go and it makes this cool tube and seals the edge and we end up with something like this. >> leave it connected. >> you gather that one side and decorate it with leather scratches or broaches. >> the old leather jacket came in handy. >> and on the theme of recycling, this is plaid shirt and we're making an iplaid. >> i get it. >> tablet case that you can put your other tablet, and these are glue guns for fabrics specifically, right, so we can
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glue it. i use the back of the shirt. cut it up into sections >> i want to use the glue gun which is why i really did the segment. just go crazy. >> what i love is this is no sew. >> while i'm doing that, wine glasses here. these are chalkboard wine glasses, and a really great gift for adults, maybe, obviously wirngs and the base of it, dip this into the chalkboard paint. >> get it in any hardware store. >> there you go, and then i figured out that here's a good little drip. you can try it by setting it on two pieces, don't want to put it down. we dry it by resting it like this and write the name with chalk. >> personalize it and flu season, no germs. everybody's glass is there and then you've got to wrap up the gifts, diy gifts and put them in
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diy wrapping. these are cardboard, not cardboard, but these are paper bags from the grocery store. >> and you stamp them out. >> this is a potato stamp, isn't that cool. >> mr. kate, awesome stuff and thank you for giving me permission to use the glue gun. >> and all the steps are on my blog, mr. >> up next, what's it like going through life looking like somebody famous? that's when we come back. ♪ ♪ this holiday you'll find 24 exceptional designers at prices that will amaze. exclusively at neiman marcus and target from december 1st.
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we'll get to the assignment in a segment. the hands of people who share a striking resemblance but don't share any genes at all, called doppelgangers, why and why do they happen snlt curiosity itself has us all seeing double. they say we all have a trip, someone somewhere who looks somewhat or better yet exactly like us, but if you weren't born a in, can you still have a twin? ♪ everywhere you look >> reporter: fullhouse may have given us the olsen twins but what about their tv dad, stephen colbert or their uncle joey, jeff daniels, "snl" gave us this famous duo but what about other dignitaries, take former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan. he was so good in "the shaw shank redemption." >> get busy living or busy dying. >> reporter: turns out a lot of celebrities look alike, ugly betty won "american idol" or
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will farrell plays drums for the red hot chili peppers and sometimes people resemble regular folk. >> some people say i look like ashton kutcher. >> nao is that a compliment? . >> i tell him that he looks like picasso. >> reporter: do people could many up a ask you for your autograph all the time? >> actually ask me for my art. >> i got snooki the other day at lunch. >> reporter: if the lighting were different. let's dig deeper into doppelgangers. kenny gee with his sax and his twin, weird al jankovich jams to a slightly different tune and doppelgangers span the century. in the midst of civil war one man kept our country together. bill nye the science guy, naturally this really upset
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confederate soldier nicolas cage, but why and more importantly how does this happen? for the answer we turn to science. >> the estimate is that there's about 200 genes that actually make up the facial composition so if you think about a slot machine, what are the odds you would get 200 rows on a slot machine to line up. >> reporter: what's the number? what are the chances that i have a twin out there who looks exactly like me. >> 1 in a billion. >> reporter: 1 in a billion with a "b." . do people tell you look like anybody? >> oh, you look like elizabeth taylor when you were young or fran dresh sneer do i look like anybody famous? >> you look like you because you are famous. >> reporter: oh, my gosh, i love you. so the next time someone tells you look look like -- >> kevin durant. >> robert downey jr. >> jennifer lopez. >> this little guy they say he looks like bruce willis. >> reporter: i see it, i see it,
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really. and there it is, and there is truth behind it. we all have a number of genes to make up our facial features, and if someone shares a similar number of genes, that's why we end up looking alike. >> amazing. >> reporter: i know you are getting tweets all morning. do you have doppelgangers, savannah, you do. >> someone said i look like mila jovovich which is a compliment. >> i get mike jones, the ex-lakers coach. >> aren't thought about that, totally, and given his record i could coach as well. >> willie, who do you have? >> i don't understand this one, a youngorson wells. >> yes, yes, look at that. and the hair part. >> called rosebud. >> natalie? >> actually i have a doppelganger in maine, and i think somewhat in her appearance, her name is natalie morales, and she's an actress,
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and she's an actress, was on "parks & rec" and going back to white collar soon. >> how but? >> i get -- matt lauer, the cbs g the -- the cvs guy. >> hilary swank. >> you've got the guns. >> launching a search for "today's" doppelgangers, do you get mistaken for matt lauer, sa good friday morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. it's been a soggy morning all over the bay area. a live look outside. the look at the bridge in the distance. a good day to stay indoors. christina loren has been tracking the storm for us.
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how is it? >> it is still rough out there. especially south of the golden gate bridge which is everybody except the north bay. as we head through the next couple hours, we will continue the wet pattern. some of our buoys clocking winds in excess of 50 miles per hour. right now, strong wind gust in san jose. the south bay is slammed right now. mike. look at that. getting slammed at north 101 and 680. the wind blowing around and water kicking up on the roadways. we have flooding at taylor where there was an earlier accident. more slowing out of downtown. 87 is a tough drive. blue is where you see puddling on the roadways. south 280, a couple of accidents causing slowing into wood side. that is unexpected for people. laura, back to you. thank you very much. we want to see your pictures of
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the storm posted to our nbc bay area facebook page or e-mail them to
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8:30 now on this friday morning. it is the 30th of november, 2012. we've got a lot of happy folks out here. someone just got a nice kiss from al roker, a lucky lady. we thank them for stopping by on a gorgeous but chilly morning here in new york city. a lot of folks lining the plaza this morning, and good morning. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt, natalie morales and al roker. coming up, the viral videos that have us all talking from howling dogs to over the top christmas lights, and we want you to weigh in and vote for your favorite. i'm going to cast my vote right now for the "gangnam style." i love it. >> this one. >> scary elevator. >> that was really -- >> let me show you the videos and you have a say a little bit later on. >> also a dilemma, a lot of us out on the plaza today can relate to which is taking your kids out to dinner, and all they want are chicken tenders or chicken tenders. >> french fries. >> some of the major chains are making changes to the menu that will help you stay away from some of those fried and fatty
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foods. >> also, the malls are very crowd asked, as you know, this time of year, shoppers, sales and germs. this is matt lauer's worst nightmare. we're going to tell you where they are hiding and how to keep you and your family health as you do a little holiday shopping. >> al, want to do the weather? >> i think that's the plan. everybody else is out of things to say. >> getting used to the whole idea. >> so i'll do the weather, here we go. starting our weekend off with tomorrow, a lot of wet weather in the pacific northwest, mountain snows and a lot of heavy rain and winds and showers around the central great lakes. sunny and warm through the gulf coast and a few rain and snow showers in the northeast, sunday, sunday, sunday, lack for more rain, interior of new york on into ohio. the heavy mountain snows continue out west, including the pacific northwest, the wasatch and cascades and inner mountain region. sunny on the gulf coast and mild cond well, good morning to you.
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8:32 as you can see dangerous driving conditions across the san mateo bridge. we are getting slammed with heavy rain and gusty winds. you can see on the doppler radar we have a few hours to go. santa rosa and south marin county with heavy rain through the next couple of hours in the south bay, especially south of the golden gate bridge. what we are expecting is the next significant round of rain late sunday into monday. >> don't forget, this weekend check that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable or online. all right. let's get caught up with what's happening on the smucker's jar with uncle willard. >> the autumn leaves drift by my window, how nice it is to be a part of the show here, and let me show you some birthday buddies. you're going to love these people. they are incredible. live to be 100, got to be doing something right. take a look at if you will troy husband from forest, multiple sclerosis, 100 years old today,
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and he loves -- likes sports on the television, and he loves puzzles, puzzles, good for the old brain. simone malzac from middlebury, vermont, one of the prettiest towns in the world. secret to longevity, keep active and stay moving. get up and do something, anything. and here's bert martinson of chestnut hill, massachusetts, 100 years old told, and he completed the boston marathon four times when he was over 50. how about that? i can't even walk to the water cooler. emma henry, my grandmother's name, not emory, but henry. philadelphia, pennsylvania, 107, and her favorite activity is going to church and her faith in god has seen her through, and i can believe that. i share that with you. stanley matlowski of cape may, new jersey. remember that song on the song to cape may i fell in love with you, 100 years old.
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dapper dresser. wears a tie every single day. anna stoehr, what a nice name, anna, love that. elgin, minnesota, 112. her secret to longevity, always be positive. accentuate the positive and forget the negative and don't mess with anything in between. that's what we use as a philosophy here on the "today" show. now back to new york. >> all right, willard, thanks very much. coming up next, your chance to pick the very hottest viral videos of the week, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ joy to the world, the lord has come ♪ >> back at 8:37, on today's top clicks, the favorite viral videos from our website, might make you cringe on clap a little bit or laugh out loud and maybe you'll remember our defending champ, drum roll, please, the dragon baby.
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hard as nails infant. >> there you go. >> engaged in a martial arts battle with a cuddly plush dragon. i love this. >> love this. >> made by the indy filmmaker patrick bravon, puts all the other parents to shame. this morning we're putting that video up against three new viral videos pretty hot this week. first up, a christmas lights spectacular set to psy's "gangnam style." ♪ >> saw some of these around the halloween holiday as well. >> everybody's taking it and running with it. >> you know the neighbors just have to love this. >> john storm decorated his austin, texas house, more than 25,000 lights. neighbors haven't complained though. >> because he can't hear the phone ringing. >> probably. >> either that or they are out there dancing to it.
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>> you know what they do with these apparently, you if you want to hear to the music can you turn to a radio station in your car. not really playing. >> okay. >> next up this dog is a big baby, or at least wishes he was. >> i love that. that's so cute. >> well, the dog is just mocking the baby right there. >> stop your whining, a little banter back and forth. >> we've got the dog mocking the baby, and lastly -- >> this is my favorite. >> this is a good one. >> this is a frightening elevator prank. >> just mean. >> staged by a brazilian tv show, hidden cameras, catch passengers reaction to the elevator stop, the lights go out. >> oh, man. >> aghhhh! >> that's horrible. >> and the lights go out and she goes back and disappears behind
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the secret panel. >> how is the floor done? >> opens. >> that is creepy. >> get me out of here, get me out of here. >> that is just horrible. >> i think we should try that one. >> oh, no. >> oh, my gosh. >> i hope nobody had a heart condition on the elevator because that would definitely -- >> what she screams and then the light goes out. >> that's my favorite, as mean as it is. what's your vote for today's top click. go to, and vote for the favorite and we'll reveal the winner next week and put it up against three new videos. here are the four. number one still in the running. tough to beat the champ. >> i don't know. >> i don't know, number four. >> don't sleep on number three. >> no. >> a lot of dog and baby lovers out there. anyway, you vote, and we'll tell you next week, but we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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parents, if you've got a picky eater on and had a, dining out, as you know, can be a real challenge, so you'll be happy to hear that some large chain restaurants are now introducing some tastier and healthier options for your little ones. dana points is the editor-in-chief of "parents" magazine. dana, good morning. >> good morning. >> something near and dear, my kids are both picky eaters rgt forget the chicken fingers and french fries. there are healthier options out there. >> there, and sometimes when kids are out and seeing other people and seeing what other people order in a restaurant setting, they might be more likely to try something so as parent we have not default to i know what you want and order you the chicken fingers. >> you came up a calm of things, sampled 15 different chain restaurants and the we picked four today. a lot was factored,
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nutritionalfall value, cost and taste. >> dieticians who are also looking over the menu, idea that the meals would have vegetables in them. >> let's go first, chipotle mexico grilled kids taco meal. >> love to eat with their hands, have it with either the hard shell or shot shell and put the beans and vegetables in ours, and if your kid is adventurous comes with the carnitas, lime chips, 380 calories where you want to be for a child, between the 300 to 400 range for the meal. >> not bad, and it's good value as well. >> the other great thing about chipotle they don't use peanuts or tree nuts in any of their cooking products. >> so with kids with allergies, if you have a child who is allergic, a decent bet.
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>> fantastic, let's move over to the red lobster, garlic grilled shrimp, looks beautiful or healthy. >> all their meals come with a side of low-fat milk, broccoli and oranges, and the interesting thing about shrimp they are really mild flavor. a child who says i don't like fish, this is something where they might have an introduction to seafood and because you're at red will bester. >> hard to convince my kids. my older one is liking shrimp now. >> because you're at red lobster, at a setting where a lot of people around the table is eating seafood so if a child sees others eating it they might be more likely and shrimp has the healthy omega 3 fatty acids. >> another thing about red lobster? >> if you're in a electrical market they have local seafood, they have something that's local like grouper, for example.
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>> exactly. >> farm to table. >> u-know chicago grill, make your own pizza and i think kids like the idea of doing that. >> when kids get involved in cooking the food themselves they are more likely to eat it at the end of the day. you get these great fixings and we chose vegetables. if chicken is something you're fond of, ask for chicken to put on the beats why. >> and what would the nutritional value be or how many calories? >> the whole thing is 315, and that's for a half portion. >> the child is going to make the whole pizza, go in and be prepared, and when you do that ask your server to box up half of it, 315 calories, half a pizza, is really fine. >> won't eat more than this right here. and if they see it come to the table they will be more likely to eat it. you know how it takes a while for their brains to realize their bellies are full. >> and a who knew. walk in at the hostest desk. pick up an apple if your kid is
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really hungry and we won't have that crankiness that we know so well. >> next over to tgi fridays and the kids chicken secures, originally an adult option, very favorite, so it was made to a kid size portion. >> they made the flavor a little milder. comes to the table off the skewer so if you have a little really little one they won't be poking themselves and tgi fridays is very popular and available everywhere and comes with a side salad. >> and a who knew here as well. >> tgi fridays has all sorts of great things from the adult menu, and in the 15 restaurants we made choices for the adult menu so as a parent can you go and choose from our list and know you're getting something healthy and right number of calories for you. >> will they take the adult menu and make a kid size portion. >> if a restaurant won't do that for an adult, they will do it for a wild. >> dana, thanks so much. >> thank you. coming up next, we'll go
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spanning the world with len berman, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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time once again to welcome back our good friend len berman here to take us on a wild ride through the wacky world of sports. always look forward to this. >> good morning. >> take it away. the last couple of minutes were
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highlighted by the giants winning the world series, but what were truly the top sports storeies? well, let's go spanning the world. >> unbelievable! >> oh, okay. on your mark, in serbia, get set and jump, jump, jump, and then goal. choreographed. or in florida, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, in the hole, in the hole, in the hole, that's a world record. there we go, guys. play ball, the best soccer goal. the long bicycle kick in sweden. how about this one. >> amazing. >> wow. >> best football play. can you do this, watch the quarterback, a bounce pass and he takes it and throws it for a touchdown at westminster academy in florida. if it's a backwards. our oops of the mount. yao ming on the links, maybe
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not. >> in brazil, gets the rebound. he's wide open, once, twice, three, and you know what? all four shots were on the wrong basket. there you go. >> hey you go. in north carolina, they blocked the winning field goal, the high school goes nuts and celebrates, and while they are celebratie i the kicking team picks it up and runs it in for a football. another case of premature exhilaration. >> and in brazil, how to stop the offense. have the trainer run on the field and kick the ball away. next time you parachute into a soccer game in ecuador, try not to hit any of the players. >> and in new jersey, junior hockey, scores a goal. jumps through the glass, way to go. >> and it's time for the halftime show, the ohio u marching band. they do it "gangnam style." way to go. and reliever brian wilson with
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his giant color nail polish. he is the head organist. >> oh, my gosh. >> yes, he is. >> nice. when green bay lost a tough game with replacement refs our green bay station trotted out a replacement weather guy. >> looks like it could be bad out there, people. 200 degrees below today, we're looking at. >> i like this guy. >> i know. >> 346 degrees. >> in your neck of the woods. and our shot of the last two months, phelps took up golf, and he had this little girly putt in scotland. >> no. it's in! >> but the putt wasn't in the form of a question. >> i knew -- i knew you'd bail me out of that.
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i didn't have an ending. thanks, pal. >> the best and worst of celebrity golf. yao ming, how do you find clubs long enough. >> and there's the new rule about anchoring the clubs to your body. a whole other story. >> might work for me. >> len berman. >> thank you, len berman. >> classic as always. >> great stuff, len. thanks so much. and we'll be back in a moment, but first, we want to take a long look back at this pretty special week. we lit the tree. al, you got lit, too, right? >> yes, i did. >> the week that was on today. >> from nbc news, this is "today." >> violence is still raging in egypt. >> if they do not reach a deal your taxes could rise. >> remains of the late palestinian leader yasser arafat has been exhumed. >> investigators missed a search on her computer in her home. >> this $2 ticket is what
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everyone is after. >> there's a couple in dearborn, missouri, with an awful lot to think of this morning. >> do i want my porsche in black or yellow? >> this is what christmas is all about, giving. >> giving. >> but it's great when you can turn around and make other people's christmas. >> the photo all over twitter and has everybody talking. >> there's my nose and his, same size. >> what happened? >> a little larn jities. >> oh, my goodness. >> i don't think it's at all -- >> contagious. >> good. >> can we put the purrel in an oven first because it's a little chilly. >> we have scarlett johnasson here. >> that's your latest weather report and here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> bravo. >> run like the wind, jenna. >> the pockets are here. >> you're kind of from the south. >> no, i was born in new york city. >> love you so much. do you need a babysitter?
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say good-bye to them. >> you're about to make me get out of this chair. >> all right. got to move down here because there are buffalo wings. >> the man has the biggest handshake in the business, just swallows your hand. >> once and for all, ladies, does size matter? >> no. >> my weather map isn't there. >> there it is. all right. ♪ oh, the fire is slowly dying ♪ and my dear, we're still good-bying ♪ ♪ but as long as you love me so ♪ ♪ let it snow, snow, snow
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good friday morning to you. 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a massive storm across the area. look at the san rafael bridge this morning. we have been receiving outages all morning. christina loren has the forecast. >> expect the next heavy batch of rainfall as we head through the next 33 minutes. look at the red and yellow that is falling. we will get another significant round as we head through saturday into sunday. stay safe out there.
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back now with more of today on this friday morning, the 30th of november, 2012. last day of hurricane season. we've got a happy crowd enjoying the beautiful rockefeller center christmas tree and all the
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trimmings around. i'm al roker along with mr. willie geist, and 'tis the season for the holidays, but it's always flu season. did you get a shot? >> i should with kids. >> some of the grimeiest places and germ central will be winning out at the mall so before you hit the stores this weekend, we'll fill you in on some of the hidden spots where germs lurk. >> includingur dressing room. >> exactly. that's not in the mall. >> not in the mall. >> also ahead, whether you're in the market for a new husband or would like to look around, what you can get for $250,000 or less. we'll catch you up with barbara corcoran. know the kardashians and real housewives and how about the shahs of sunset, persians living in l.a. and they are the newest celebrities and we'll meet with
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one of them coming up. >> the pacific northwest is getting pounded by another major storm this week. this one is more intense than the fast-moving system that brought heavy rains and powerful winds on wednesday. road closures, flight delays and power outages are all expected over the weekend, and there's a flood watch for much of northern california through sunday. the owners of one of the two winning tickets in this week's $588 million powerball drawing will be revealed today. lottery officials verified that one dream ticket was bought by a husband and wife in dearborn, missouri, and they are expected to win at a news conference later on today. the other winning ticket was bought in suburban phoenix, arizona. a connecticut woman who was severely mauled and blinded by a friend's pet chimpanzee in 2009 has reached a settlement with the estate of the chimp's deceased owner. it calls for the victim charla nash to receive $4 million in property and cash. nash's family is also trying to sue the state of connecticut. michael jackson's father joe
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jackson is expected to leave a las vegas hospital as early as today. a spokesman revealed that the 83-year-old patriarch of the musical family suffered a mild stroke this week. jackson went to the hospital wednesday night suffering from head pains. he was also having trouble walking. former president george w. bush is also expected to leave the hospital soon before the weekend is out. he has been hospitalized for a week with complications from bronchitis there. had been concerns that it could have developed into pneumonia. mr. bush is 88 years old. for the second year in a row, the chevy volt tops cross the annual owner satisfaction survey. more than 92% of the volt owner surveys said they would definitely buy the plug-in hybrid vehicle again. halle berry's ex-boyfriend gabriel aubry and current fiance have called a truce. they have reached an amicable agreement following a thanksgiving day brawl outside
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the actress' hollywood hills home. the two men came to blows after an argument that stemmed from the custody fight over berry's 4-year-old daughter. aubry is the child's father. with the hole days quickly approaching and the first dog has checked out the white house decorations to make sure everything is in place and up to snuff. the white house has released this video of bo, the obama family portuguese water dog. he's seen going from room to room paying special attention to a christmas tree and being stopped in his tracks by a replica of himself. so cute. it is now four minutes after the hour. let's go back outside for a check of the weather. i they he likes what he sees. >> one well-trained dog. thanks so much, natalie. the giving season is here, and while you're shopping for loved ones, we hope that you'll pick up a gift and help donate to our 19th annual "today" toy drive. the gifts today, amongst others, will be going to needy families in montana and military familesr
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at wilson air force base in alaska. one is to give every kid a book. meredith from cheerios is helping us reach that goal and has her 6-year-old daughter ela with us. good morning, ladies. >> good morning. >> so nice to see you. >> you folks have been so good to us here at cheerios. why did you take part in this every year? >> we're so proud to be participating in this program for the 11th year, and cheerios feels it's very important for kids to have books. we want to nourish children both around the breakfast table, but through a book, so they can help live their potential, and there's so many kids in this country who don't have a book to call their own. >> ela, this is the first time i've been to new york, how do you like it? >> it's good. >> all right. there you go. again, thank you so much. thanks to everyone at the cheerios family for your generous donation. >> absolutely. really happy to do it.
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9:05. we continue to get hammered from heavy rainfall and steady rain that has been coming down for the past five to six hours. santa rosa will receive the highest rain total so far. starting to get a break. the front from sacramento south to the santa cruz mountains. that is where we are seeing the heaviest rainfall. a good-looking batch on the way to half moon bay. take it easy. by saturday, on and off heavy showers. all right. now to today's "take 3" where we take on the stories that have us and hopefully you talking. jenna wolfe is here. >> always talking. >> can't stop her. >> jenna -- >> all right with the always talking, come on. >> particularly excited about the cookies down there. >> we'll get to those in a minute. >> welcome to "take 3." >> did you see this, daddy dearest, a letter from a 67-year-old retired british naval officer in england who has three adult children in their
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3s, one of them 40, expressing his bitter disappointment in them and it's gone viral. here's part of it, i can now tell you that i for one, and i sense mum feels the same, have had enough of being forced to live through the never-ending bad dream of our children's underachievement and domestic ineptitudes. one of the kids, they are not pleased about this, exactly, leaked it to a newspaper and that's why we have it publicly. >> the letter goes on. the dad says i want to hear no more from any of until if you feel inclined you have a success or an achievement or a realistic plan for the support and happiness of your children to tell me about so he's like cutting them off. >> the good thing is he waited until christmas so that's nice. >> well. >> how do you feel about it? i do think there's something to tough love. i do think you have to not always coddle your children. these are adults, know that they haven't perhaps had all the success in life. they already know that they failed in things. >> they,didn't come out of nowhere. one of the doubters is still
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talking to the father and she's like this is awful, can't believe he did this, it's all true. it's totally true, totally true, but i can't believe he did it, but it's true. >> and it's not like he didn't post this on facebook, wrote it privately to the kids and they went public to it. >> for everybody to see. >> i think there's some other issues going on here. >> seems like it. >> i feel like we got the entire story. >> and by the way, one of the children who is not speaking to the parents went out publicly and said it's the parents' fault still that we turned out the way we did, so blame the parents again. >> there's something called therapy. >> the british have the same problems. >> take two, scary mommy portrait, can all relate to this. your killed draw adds picture of you, there's pride and there's joy and there's some horror. a woman named jill smokeler has a website called and collects and posts these mom portraits, pieces of art, if you want to call them that. >> her idea came about when her
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son ben drew a picture of her. everybody thought she looked like honey boo boo's mom. >> she adds the captions on the website. some of the other ones. >> i read the note last night. i was like, i don't have kids yet and how bad could this be, and then i saw the pictures, yikes. >> in fairness to kids, their proportions are a little off. >> caricatures. i had josh, do this as your assignment, draw a picture of me. i didn't tell him what it was for. >> okay. >> he draws me sitting on a throne with a crown on my head that says bow down now, what does that say? >> i think we know what it says. >> i don't think there's much to figure out. >> i didn't tell him what it was about. >> josh figured it out. do kids see the truth? >> speaking of the great santini, what's going on at your house, natalie. >> giving me a manicure and
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pedicure make sure my beer is poured for me. >> i think he was doing it in gest. >> i think so, too. >> wow. >> we want to see your own kids' mommy portrait so send them in to bough down now, you, you royal subjects. >> and take three. >> that was awful. >> she doth protest too much. >> we all remember susan boyle on "britain's got talent" and another singer on a french challenge show that's gone viral. rachel is 24 years old. >> that's susan. >> okay. >> now you see this woman. take a look at this woman who is about to start singing. >> okay. >> susan. >> she's going to sing something classical, very prim and proper. >> not so much. try a death metal song. ♪
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♪ >> at the end of the song, probably the best part, she finishes. you goes merci. >> a very elegant merc sdpli th. >> that voice goes with your portrait. >> the judge was like no. >> death metal coming there, didn't see it. and the bonus take, holiday oreos. >> these look good. >> gingerbread man oreo over here. >> sounds good. >> and this is the oreo candy cane. >> and if you open it up, that's how you eat your oreo. >> go ahead and get in there. >> i like the gingerbread. >> the candy cane is not bad. >> i like it, but i'm a sucker
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for the original, you know what i mean? >> nothing better than dipping them in milk. >> i'm going to mix them up. >> my kid would lick it and then be like now you have it? >> those are very good. >> up next. >> up next, the germiest spots in shopping malls. happy holidays, everybody. >> yum. >> hey, you put yours back. you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! mom: what's that, rosie? ♪ you are exactly one of a kind ♪ toy sfx: hi there! let's learn to clap! clap, yeah!
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this morning in "today's health," the hidden germs lurking at the mall. here with the dirty truth, our ""today"" contributor and managing editor of "health"
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magazine. let's start first with the obvious place in the mall, the bathroom. >> long day of shopping, everybody needs to take a little pit stop but the bathrooms can be very germy. you think about the toilet but it's actually the sink which is the worst part for germs because everybody is touching them after they use the bathroom. a lot of bacteria, e. coli, staph, you really want to make sure you rinse and scrub very well for 20 seconds and dry off. use a paper towel and use that same paper towel to turn off the faucet and go out the door. don't want to reinfect your hands. >> and carry these around with you as well. >> wipe down with a hand sanitizer with alcohol. >> good to carry them with you as well. >> the food court, obviously people need to go eat and load up as well, but there are lots of hidden germs there well. >>an if you see somebody wiping down the table, that rag that they are using has a lot of
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germs in it. don't put any loose food on the table or on the tray. keep it on a napkin. >> okay. >> and if you have your wipes with you, hopefully you do. >> wipe the surfaces down before you sit down. >> okay. the atms, everybody is hitting up the cash machine this time of year, and lots of fingers on the buttons, even the money you're getting out of that cash machine is not clean. >> money is very dirton, especially the enter button. everybody has to press that button so use your knuckle instead of the tip of your finger. why? because we're less likely to use our knuckle to scratch our face or eye. don't want the germs on your face touching your face. as soon as you're done with the atm try to wash or wipe. >> important timing because we're approaching cold and flu season. >> the mall has so many people coming in and out, many sick. that's why you have to be especially careful. >> a lot of people will be hitting the toy stores. >> of course. >> and this is a place, too, where kids are putting their hands on everything. >> everything. >> germy hands less. >> especially those toys where it says, you know, pull here, press here, touch there.
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kids love to do that. >> put these in your mouth. >> kids lick it and put it in their mouth and kids are sick during this time. teach your children look but don't touch but if they do touch wipe the hands with a hand sanitizer and if there's any exposed part, try to wipe it down before you give it to your kid. >> let's move on over to the changing rooms. a lot of people wouldn't think there's surfaces you're touching but things to be aware of. >> really the clothes that you're actually trying on. other people have tried them off before, dead skin cells which bacteria love toified on are there, always keep your underwear on trying bathing suits and pants. >> exactly. >> concerned about germs, rinse off the clothes, wash them when you get them home because other people may have tried them on before. >> and if you're buying technologies this holiday season and you're trying it out at the gadget store. >> toy store for the adults.
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>> your hands are all over the screen. >> checking everything out, people touching it with their fingers, fingers are the worst and if you buy something wipe it at home with a han sanitizer. >> and here at the makeup counter. >> really hard to buy makeup without trying it. >> want to make sure you're getting what you buy. >> right colors, everything. >> but this is something where you don't want any of this touching your happened, your nose, your eyes, your lips. try a color, try it on the back of your hand. a lot of makeup cops give you disposable try-on samples and you can return it, believe it or not, after you've tried it. don't want to get an eye infection, staph infection of your kin, not worth it. >> doctor, thanks so much. >> thank you. coming up next, one of the >> thank you. c[ male announcer ] of the there's everyday chicken and then there's juicy chicken with best foods ♪ best foods is the secret to making parmesan crusted chicken...
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i mean, you are having to deal with things, under a microscope and it's been amazing. a lot of positive things have come out of it that i never expected. >> what's it like opening up your home to cameras, not just your home but entire life and family? do you regret having done it in. >> it's odd when you walk into a room and people know your grandmother's name or what's hanging on your wall or what your bathroom looks looks like, that can be alarming so i had a greater purpose of being on the show so whatever the sacrifice i'll take one for the team. >> what was the purpose? >> it's so taboo in my country to be gay and when the president of my country comes out and says we don't exist that does a lot of damage. if i need to hear a lot criticism or a lot of criticism, i'm happy to do it. >> has there been any backlash? >> absolutely. there's a lot of -- you know, believe it or not, my mom's friends, a lot of her friends think that people of a certain caliber should never do a
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reality show, shouldn't expose their culture to the masses, and i disagree. >> and what's bravo giving away at beginning of the season? >> two bars of gold. i'm so excited. >> wow, there's reason to watch. >> straight up driving the viewers. >> totally. >> two bars of gold. >> that's it. >> west coast bar and east coast bar. >> reza farahan, thank you so much. >> thank you for having me. >> check out season two, the "shahs of sunset". >> and coming up, simplifying your meals. >> and a bar of gold. >> coming up. llo. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle even loved to sing. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle! let's read the book to him. jingle, stay. and jingle did. ruff! ruff! [ female announcer ] hallmark interactive story buddies. when you read key words, jingle responds.
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rafael this morning. in the meantime, north bay families and businesses are bracing for the serious flooding. businesses in san anselmo are sand bagging areas. there are several places across the area where you can get the free sand bags. in petaluma, you can pick them up on hopper street. in berkeley, city corporation yard at alston way. for a complete list, you can visit and search sand bag. we have a look at weather and traffic right after this.
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welcome back. time now is 8:28. look at the san mateo bridge.
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these conditions continue for the next couple of hours. we are looking toward a lot of wet weather. as we head throughout the next two hours, we will get a break. i want to show you the east bay. i widen out for you. you see san francisco is getting slammed by light-to-moderate rainfall. as we head throughout the weekend, one more heavy round of rain to get through. saturday intermittent showers and sunday with heavy rain in the morning. mike. the traffic volume is easing up a bit. 280 and northbound 880 off to the left. it is soupy, but less traffic. we have 87 north with flooding reported at taylor. the blue on my maps shows a lot of ponding and puddling. 87 is slow as well as 101. slowing through palo alto and puddling as well. still messy.
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>> we want to see your pictures of the storm. post them to the nbc bay area facebook page or send them to >> let me guess. 40, married, marketing, two kids. >> 38, stripper/waitress, but born to be a singer. >> well, i'm a teacher. >> i was talking about me. >> that is, of course, oscar winner matt damon and "the
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office" star john crisinski here to tell us about that new film next week on "today." >> barbara corcoran is here with an open-house tour of fantastic properties across the country for 250,000 bucks or less. >> like the sound that have. >> also ahead, the week that was in the world of pop culture from lindsay lohan's "liz and dick" to the classic rolling stones. we'll have a roundup and in "today's kitchen," hearty comfy food. a one-pot pot roast and easy cleanup. >> you go to your happy place. it is good. >> al is already floating upstairs chasing the scent. first, lester holt and erica hill with a preview of what's coming up this weekend on "today." >> good to see you all. sounds likes a fictional spy thriller but there's real life drama for an american jailed in cuba. his family is intensifying calls
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for his release. why that freedom may come with a pretty high price. plus, we all spend a lot of time online checking e-mail, but are we missing out by being too plugged in? we'll show you what happens when a mom goes on a digital diet. >> and a little while back you saw jenna gave her dad a man cave. nominate the guy in your life who deserves one. picks one and target putting a bullseye on luxury items partnering with neiman marcus. all that this morning on "weekend today." >> any chance you'll team up with your son? >> he'll have me back, being very parental, you're supposed to read right here and cue shot, we're both on the camera. i was a little helicopter parent there. >> yeah. >> but when you started diapering him, i think that was a bit much. >> yeah. >> a bit too much. >> all right, guys. thanks so much. see you this weekend. >> sure. al, how about a check of the weather. >> let's see what we've got for you for this weekend. out west a mess from northern
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california into the pacific northwest. heavy rain, winds and mountain snows. we also looking for some wet weather in the western great lakes, cold in the northeast and new england. look for some sunshine through the gulf coast which will last through sunday, sunday, more rain in the pacific northwest with mountain snows, and the showers continue in the new england area through western new york on into the upper ohio 9:32 on a friday morning. taking a live look over foster city where we have really bad conditions. heavy rainfall coming down. gusty winds in addition to the heavy rain. yes, the radar tells the story. you see from san francisco all the way south past 92 where the heavy pockets are coming in now. we stopped the radar and showing mill valley getting slammed with light-to-moderate showers. showers letting up by 1:00 p.m. >> and don't forget about sunday because it is the best night of the week.
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why? because it's time for sunday night "football night in america." that's right. okay. they are not an offensive powerhouse but the eagles still have a trick or two left up their sleeve as they fly into cowboy stadium. looking at partly cloudy skies, mild, upper 60s to low 70s. on any given sunday, it could be a barn burner on sunday night "football night in america." >> sounds like you know a thing or two about football. >> i have no idea. >> don't know. it's always what don, my weather producer, tells me. >> it's a good thing you have dawn. >> house hunting for $250,000 or less. right after this. ♪ ♪
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♪ this morning in "today's real estate," what you can get for 250,000 or less. today our real estate expert barbara corcoran joins us. what's happening? >> lots of stuff. >> let's go. >> brownsville, oregon, home, cedar shingles and green trim, take a snap. very pretty house.
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what's wrong with that. >> >> nice. >> vaulted ceilings and sky lights and gleaming with floors with a custom fireplace and the kitchen has oak cabinets and a butcher block counter and that's fast becoming more popular than granite counters. tired of those granite counters, a very neat wine cellar and tasting room, is that real, i don't think so. massive bedroom with wood floors and a high round window that looks like a moon up there and the bedroom balcony with a beautiful view of the lush outdoors and told that terrace will not fall off that house. >> charming home in boise, idaho, making the cut at 250. >> just making the cut, and this one is close to the green belt. the area where everybody wants to be. prices have gone up in boise, listen to this, 21% in the last nine months. >> why? >> because all the investors have come in there and the regular people can't get their hands on a house. the immaculate living room with blond hardwood floors and is
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neat as a pin. simple kitchen with glass cabinets and open window above the sink. a big welcoming porch out front and the patio out book perfect for having your fellow idahoans over for a barbecue. >> let's head south, columbus, georgia, great neighborhood, 209,000. >> in columbus prices are also up 10%. that was one of the foreclosure capitals of the world. totally changed around. looking at that quaint cottage feel like you're in england but the mesh flag gives it away. sweet, sweet house. it has a dining room that has a bank of beautiful bay windows and original ceiling medallions. the kitchen has freshly painted cabinets, on the small size by nice and mild counter and hardwood floors and this porch comes with iron work trim and a swing in the back. never will use it but everybody likes to have it and there's a flagstone patio. >> gorgeous. >> big green lawn out back.
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>> and let's end up in phoenix, arizona, hard to believe but only 229,9. >> easy to impress, but you don't see many yellow garage doors and triples but, for this house. made for someone who doesn't like to mow the lawn, all gravel. a mild floor throughout entire house which makes it easy to maintain. >> just don't drop anything. >> of course you can't do that, there's a totally hip and modern interior with white and gray walls and it works. the kitchen has crisp white cabinets and a super cool skwaurts cou quartz counters and that's a pretty house. >> really nice. >> and low, low taxes. >> barbara corcoran, always great to see you. >> my pleasure. >> and easy one-pot comfort foods from chef an burrel coming up. ♪ now there are four for all to use ♪ ♪ tell the neighbors, friends, everyone the news ♪ coming up. hum, hum, hum ♪,
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pot roast. how so? >> good morning. just the updated version. my mom would hate this it's not my momma's pot roast because she's a really good cook. but it's everything we know about pot roast plus, plus, plus. vegetables and star items, star anise and things that make it warm and comforting around the holidays. >> chuck roast, this wrapped with the twine or the rope. >> we do it because it's big meat and we like big meat. what we like about this one also it's a bang for your buck kind of meat. it's not super expenseive. >> value, for sure. >> and you cook it down so much that it's going to pull apart and be really flavorful. >> a tough cut of meat so we need to give it like the low and slow in liquid, kind of like the meat jacuzzi. >> you're starting with the flavorings here. in the pot you had celery and onions going. >> standard flavor bases, onions, celery, garlic.
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>> whoa. >> an it smokes. if you're doing this at home, also open your windows. >> this is also when you get people to be like, you know, smelling around in your house being like someone is doing really good things and i'm going to stick around for dinner, so this gits gets you a lot of kudos. kind of a bit to get it started and once you get it started. toss it in the onion. >> lots of flavor layers. you added was that wine? >> a little vinegar. >> this gives it a really bright flavor. this is what i'm saying, not your standard pot roast, and it's got a lot of really beautiful interesting flavors. we get this going, all brown food because brown food tastes good, lovely rich flares. >> good comfort food, too. >> and we move back here. you left that in the pot to cook down. >> cook it down for a couple of hours and we're putting in other secret weapon, butternut squash and jerusalem artichokes and dried figs.
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>> never seen that. >> can you find that anywhere? >> these are sort of -- you can find these in the specialty grocery store, crunchy, have a little flavor of artichoky, but -- >> dried fig, love that idea. makes it very fall. >> and we get this all going and this is a way to get people to eat veg that wouldn't normally. >> always thinking. >> there you go. >> and you let that go in the oven a little bit longer. >> another half hour or so and it plates all together like this. slice it and serve the veg and the meat together. >> so beautiful. >> can i make you a little plate. >> would love a little plate. al roker would love a little plate, willie geist. where is everybody? i think they should come in here. >> we'll bring them on in. >> what's great about pot roast, can you reuse this meat, makes great leftovers. >> once you have this fabulous plateful, which i will. >> you can find the recipe on food network,.com, and it is about like holidays, about
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family and about bringing everything together in one pot. >> well, you keep making the pot roast like this you'll bring everybody together and the neighbors and then some. thank you so much, as i look forward to digging into this, and al will too, we'll wrap up the week that was, but first, this is "today" on nbc coming up. what are you doing there?
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add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. . back now with "new york" mag zone approval matrix. the wrap-up of the best and worst in pop california tour and everything in between. here to break it down the week that was judy cluster. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> we did fill the studio with the smell of roasted meat. >> part of my rider, expect it. thank you. >> very difficult already, right out of the gate. >> you managed to accommodate. >> let's explain to people before you get started what exactly it is. how do you choose where the week goes on this matrix?
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>> there are four categories, brilliant, despicable, highboro and low browne broumpt send an e-mail out to all the new york magazine contributors and editors and our matrix editor chris bananos goes through all the contributions of things that may seem matrix worthy and goes about designating each thing to each quadrant and there's a little back and forth. actually have been fights that have broken out amongst "new york" magazine staffers in with regards to which things go where. >> if you subscribe to the "new york" magazine it's on the back. leaning despicable highboro, rolling stones, with a higher average age than the supreme court justices. >> at this point in time the average age of the supreme court justices is 66, and the average age of the rolling stones is 68. >> wow. >> which is kind of a bummer when you think that the rolling stones really are rock 'n' roll
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to generations of people, and when you see a 68-year-old wearing a skinny tie or headband sometimes you have to wonder if it was intentional or he got dressed in the dark. >> getting away with it. selling out the stadiums. keith is 68 years old and only looks about 115. despicable, the united states in the 1950s had a plan to bomb the moon with a nuclear weapon. >> yes, in 1958 during the cold war there was a secret plan the u.s. had intentions of detonating a nuclear bomb on the surface of the moon destroying it to freak out the soviets, and i think in retrospect we're glad it didn't go through. i think we made the right call. nice to have the moon. it makes the night brighter. >> definitely. >> yeah. >> that would have shown them, we blew up the moon, look at us. look at brilliant. love this video that you found of afghan girls skateboarding. >> this is a non-profit skate park in afghanistan called
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skateastan, offer traditional classes for younger people and 40% of its population are female and what's great about this video really comes down to the fact that it's awesome seeing these little girls just kill it on the skateboard. >> love it, and it was built, i guess, by an australian skateboarder who put this together. >> >> and brilliant, last night big event here at nbc on 30 rock. liz lemmon at long last gets married. >> finally maris her longtime boyfriend on "30 rock," wore a princess lea costume. >> i love that she said that's the only white dress i had. >> and he got the ring at a police auction. >> yeah. >> really rome stick. >> finally and quickly, despicable, low brow, as low as it gets.
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tough getting around it? >> "liz & dick," the lifetime movie that premiered on saturday was too bad to even be funny. really tough to watch. a lot of people had parties and thought this would be crampy and funny, and it ended up just being sad and three days later she gets arrested again for punching a woman in the face. >> tough week, no question. >> we pray for lindsay. >> thank you. the approval matrix, "new yoore magazine. kathie lee and hoda coming up next.
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it is 9:56. good morning. i'm jon kelley. to describe this morning in a word is soggy. wet across the bay area. rain coming steadily throughout the morning. the bay bridge toll plaza is jammed. we had power outages up to 16,000 from pg&e. the bay bridge in san francisco with no lights up on the top parts. only thing we see are the cars with the lights. they finally got the lights back up and rolling. let's check in with christina loren with the latest. >> good morning. there is more on the way. after we get through the next two hours, i'm going to say by about noon to 1:00 p.m.,
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starting to dry out. you see the brunt of the moisture now located in the central coast region. we are getting slammed with heavy periods of rain up and down the peninsula. slick conditions. we have a good-looking cell on the way to san mateo in the next 10 to 15 minutes. this will provide an additional potential .20 to .50 of an inch of rain. we picked up 3 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. that is not counting the last storm system that came through. winds are increasing. we will update you on storm reports. the next heavy round of rain is saturday into sunday. mike. weather is a big factor on the commute. up to oakland over to the east bay, look at that. wet and soupy conditions: the camera here is shaking in emeryville due to the winds.
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over here in the san mateo bridge. it is tough to see the high-rise. flooding reported from time to time. there is 280 at 17, jon. mike, thank you very much. we like to see the pictures of your storm if you have them. post them on facebook.
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from nbc news, this is "today." with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hard to believe it, but it's
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y day friday because it's the last day of november already. >> is it, are you sure? >> yeah. you do it on your knuckles. >> january, february, march, april, may, june, july -- >> when it's lower, it's 30 or 29. >> if it's high enough, it's 31. good to know. >> here's some information that will not, in any way, bless or enlighten you or in any way change your life. >> you're killing our lead story. >> but we want to tell you about it. >> remember we told you about planking? >> yes, this is a pointless craze. >> it's a craze. you're in the plank position laying down and you take pictures. >> this is a little boy, he's adorable. >> they've done this all over. this plank position has been done everywhere. then came owling, which is another fun one, where you perch like an owl. then came breading, which is the
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one with the cat with bread on it. anyway, there's a new video out now all about milking. >> milking. >> so you walk out in a public area with a gallon of milk and dump it over your head and get it on videotape. then you do it again. >> then you do it again. with the price of milk these days -- >> they say they are doing it as a protest to the government in england they feel is milking them. it has a political meaning. >> it should certainly take off here in america. >> watch. okay, with his suit on. that is so nasty. you know how bad you smell after that? >> probably the type of person to do that to begin with doesn't care how they smell. excellent point, i thought it through. i thought it was funny nameless didn't want her little boy to do that, because she didn't want to clean it up. first lady michelle obama is showing off the christmas
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decorations at the white house to a bunch of war veterans and families and things, and it's always cool. they are showing off a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the white house, there's bo the dog. look at that. >> amazing what they do. >> main attraction, of course, is the white house christmas tree. that thing is 18 1/2 feet high and is decorated by the children of military families. >> that's so nice. i would not want to be the first family during the christmas season. they have receptions every night and all they do is smile and shake hands and take pictures. >> everyone wants to get there to see them. >> it is beautiful, drop-dead gorgeous. with all the christmas parties and things coming up, which party character are you? pretend you're at an office party. this might be a good way to figure it out. are you this person, the peek too sooner? you're the one that helps round the troops up, promise so much
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fun, then half hour into the party, you're trashed. you're that one totally falling down. >> are you the flirt? the one everyone's suspicious of all year long, then comes the truth, because all the unwelcomed advances and things like that. >> i think your true character comes out when you're buzzed. are you the blabber mouth, the one that's, oh, my god, you can't believe what so and so said and get worse with the liquor. this is the one i love the most, the dark horse. you're the quiet one until the party hits. >> that's christine. >> then you're so insane, crazy on the dance floor, everyone goes, who is that person? >> gets liquored up and you can't believe it's the same human being. >> then there's just the dancer. the decade behind everything, they are on the dance floor. >> don't even try. just do your -- this thing and that and your twist and be you. you look ridiculous trying to do
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all those modern moves, right? >> then there's the gate crasher. who is that? who invited them? >> they heard party and showed up. they are usually a friend of a staff member. >> this last one is mrs. hoda. >> me too, i'm nicer than hoda. the houdini, makes an appearance and is off to home or somewhere else for an early night. >> you go to the party, see every single person, hey, hey, go around, meet, dance, have a drink. in the middle of everything for 20 minutes. everyone has seen you. i'm coming right back, jimmy, then boom. you're out the door and gone. >> you basically lie. >> yes, i do, because you have to get out. if you have to say good-bye, why, nobody notices, you've had fun, they saw you. >> i thought this was charming until you did it at my house this last summer. >> the crab thing, yeah, i did. >> hoda was sitting out there
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having a wonderful time, gets up, i have to go to the bathroom, hoda went home. bye-bye. >> it's over. sometimes it's just over. the parties that go on, yours did. >> how do you know? >> i don't know, i'm sure. >> a lot of people dread all this stuff. i don't know if it's a matter of getting so much older now. i say to myself now, if i never went to one more cocktail party as long as i lived, i wouldn't miss it. "consumer reports" came up with things people dread the most this time of year. the least to the end. >> 12% dread holiday tipping. >> i'm surprised that's not more. >> the tipping or not knowing what you should give part. >> like our new york apartment. i'm there so rarely, it's a little teeny, you live there full time. >> i have to. here's the thing which i didn't know in new york.
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you live in a doorman building. there are a lot of guys that work there all the time, the maintenance guys. they hand you a list of 15 people and say here's the list. when i first moved here, i was like what is this for? that's so you know who to give to the people on the list. let's pretend you give $50 or whatever to each person, sometimes there are 15 or 20 people on the list. >> you can barely afford your rent. >> it's weird, but they do stuff for you all year long. >> they do? i'm never there. >> they do for me, not for you. >> 15% dread having to be nice to other people. >> who is that? >> they are the same people who hate attending holiday parties or events to begin with. >> this is what i don't get, dread disappointing gifts. >> how do you dread something like that? it's a gift. >> 25% dread listening to the same ten christmas songs that start on the radio in the middle of november, makes the music
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feel not so special. yeah, they don't seem to ease into it. all of a sudden, boom. >> nonstop. >> slightly more of us hate gift shopping. you want to find the right gift for a friend or for somebody. the thing we hate the most of all these things are crowds and long lines. what do you think about that? >> yeah. i don't know, i think it's fun when people stampede over each other trying to get a tv or something. we have some stress relievers. >> yes, we need it. >> these are a way to recover and relax. it's a kit. basically, having a massage therapist wherever you go. >> what's inside yours? >> i have a ball inside mine. >> what's yours? >> oh! yours is a wine holder. >> it's a little joke. >> these you're supposed to roll it on your leg like that to work your leg out or on your behind. oh, lord, we have to get up? i have spanx on, there's always
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a whole issue. anyway, hello! oh, that does feel good. >> hi, hoda. >> my back just cracked. >> i don't know, i think you're supposed to take the wine out of there. >> are you rolling it? i'm laying on it. supposed to improve circulation and stretch your muscles. the woman who designed it was in a car accident and was in pain, she created this and a portion of all the proceeds go to child help, which is an amazing organization. it's $39.99 at >> this is a stress ball that comes with it. how do you get off? >> hoda, careful. >> if you know what it's time for -- >> bobbie's buzz! >> no, kathie lee's friday
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funny. back off, barbie. from a facebook fan. good luck with this one. a funeral service, what's funnier than that? is being held for a woman that's just passed away. at the end of the service, they are carrying out the casket when they accidently bump into a wall, jarring the casket. immediately, they hear a faint moan and find the woman is actually alive. she lived for ten more years, then dies, you know, because that happens. once again, a ceremony is held. at the end of it, the pall bearers are carrying out the casket again. as they are carrying out the casket, the husband yells "watch that wall." now time for bobbie's buzz! >> that's a good one. >> thank you. >> i do love this time of year.
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i like finding gifts for my girlfriends. i want to help everybody. fantastic time to get in on these beauty bags that are limited edition. this is a clutch that comes with brushes inside from sephora. you not only get the makeup, but you get the clutch. i love it. este lauder has a great bag. you can get designer bags. another cute item, candles have a twist, diamond candles. inside when you melt down you'll find a ring valued between $10 and $5,000. if you look inside and it says 14 karat, you know to take that to an appraiser. >> that's a clever, clever idea. >> when i popped into one of their stores, they had so many great items. this you can use on your regular starbucks cup or this. wine bottle stoppers and hoda is
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helping me with a pair of head foh headphones. >> look at these. look at your iphone cover. >> i don't have an iphone. >> all of this is at ralph macchio shows off acting in his new movie "hitchcock." >> unlike ray liotta, loves to do teasers. great holiday gifts that are off the beaten path for the man in your life. first, these messages. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent.
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ralph macchio is 51 years old, looks 15, but has the boyish good looks. he's starring in the new movie "hitchcock." >> he wants to pen alfred hitchcock's movie "psycho." he confesses he was late for the interview because he was at his shrink, whom he sees every day. take a look. >> do you see a shrink, mr. hitchcock? >> i have to confess, it boggles my brain just trying to imagine what on earth you and your shrink could talk about every day. >> the usual, sex, rage, my mother. >> wow. cool, cool, cool.
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>> that's what i talk about too. >> dish it right out there. >> how terrific was it acting opposite such a legend? >> it was spectacular. >> that was anthony hopkins. >> that was anthony hopkins. he was the most generous, genuine man i've ever worked with. >> in what way, what do you mean? >> he was so giving. the first week of shooting, he knew almost everybody's name on the set. respectfully, you know, generous with his time when it was time to do his coverage. we went a long 16-hour day, and often is the case, they send him home to get ready for tomorrow, and they asked him for that and he refused to leave the scene. he said, no, i want to -- exactly, he chose. >> that makes a huge difference in your performance. >> it also made me feel -- it was wonderful. >> so respectful. >> the man in the "silence of
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the lambs," nicest guy in the world. >> tell us about your character. >> joe stefano, i think, was a favor from hitchcock's agent to this other agent, this young writer, who was sort of up and coming but hadn't had any of the credibility of the seasoned writers that were available to hitchcock, but it was just the fact that this, you know, cocky kind of neurotic guy came in the office and was late because he was too busy at his shrink talking about his own issues. the concept of the mommy issue, so important in the movie "psycho." he takes a shot on this guy and they work hand-in-hand throughout the process. >> is that the only film they did together? >> i think so. i won't bet the house on that one. >> probably should have known that before you came on. >> my part, my part. i don't even know. i need to know i'm in the movie,
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need to know their names. now all of a sudden, deep question marks. >> we have some burning questions. >> the interesting thing about "psycho," you don't actually see a lot of blood and guts back then. it was all in your brain. >> that was hitchcock's genius. when you listen to the spielberg and scorseses of the world, the master of suspense, letting your mind's eye paint the picture for you. we're so desensitized to all the violence and blood and gore. it's cuts, you're just imagining what's going on. one of the most frightening scenes in film history, in its time, and still is. >> the blood going down the -- >> yeah, that's when you get it. >> you put it together by then. >> what else is cooking with you? >> just had a couple things. just finished up, unhappily
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separated right now. >> there was an internet thing ralph macchio had died in a snowboarding accident. we didn't expect you here today, i have to be honest. >> if i was on a snowboard, it might have ended that way. >> did you even hear about it? >> i heard about it, are you okay, doll? yeah, fine, going to the "today" show, awesome. >> crazy life of ralph macchio. >> thank you, sweetie. >> "hitchcock" is now playing in theaters nationwide. sara is rounding up fans to ask burning questions they can't wait for us to answer.
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it is time for 321 live with sara haines. >> okay, sara, we hope you pulled together unbelievably difficult questions for us. >> first up, we have nancy from florida. >> how are you? my question is for both kathie and hoda. what are some of your favorite holiday memories growing up? >> i just remember as kids we couldn't sleep the night before, we were so eager waiting, our parents made us be very patient. i think it was just that anticipation the night before. i loved it, loved it. >> i've had a lot of great christmases. this will be my 60th. i remember once when cass and cody were young, i was doing a special for cbs at that time and billy graham was a guest. he was in our living room and i
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couldn't believe it. i said, billy, is there anything i can get you, anything you love, he said, really, anything? i said, yes, he said, can i have a big mac? i'll always remember having him sit at our fireplace reading the christmas story from the book of luke and enjoying big macs with billy graham. >> thank you, sara. thanks, guys. here's a question we have for you, why do kids lie? >> why do adults, hoda? tell us. >> we'll tell you how to address the problem without making it worse. >> we'll be back. and always very curious. moy 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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good morning to you. it is 10:26. i'm marla tellez. a developing story in the south bay. police are investigating a homicide. police say a woman called 911 after 1:30 this morning and said someone broke into her home. when officers arrived, the home had been ransacked and the woman's husband was found dead. the woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. the suspect is still on the loose. we will look at the rainy forecast and the roads after the break.
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well, parts of the north bay have picked up 7.5 inches of rain in past 24 hours. mt. st. helena with 5 inches of rain. livermore checked in with over 1 inch of rain. that's all we can measure. as you can see, obviously still quite a bit coming down. it will be the case for the next couple of hours. we will start to clear out. we have been noticing that is the case. what i can tell you is just watch out for the last significant batch to roll on shore on the peninsula as we head through the next 10 to 15 minutes. we have complete storm coverage for you at 11:00. let's check the rough drive with
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mike. san jose and 101, that much rain. we are looking at the maps and flooding for highway 187. you can get through and you are squeezing by at the high point at the roadway. that has a back up slow in the area. green and blue. blue is showing the ponding. christina is talking about that area getting slammed with rain. tough visibility and traction as well. slow with the speeds. marla. thanks, mike. we will have complete storm coverage in 30 minutes. jon kelley and i will see you at 11:00. we're back on this try day friday with more of "today." why do kids lie? it's the same reasons hoda does. >> why do you keep saying that? i say things to be nice to
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people. you look good in that dress, that's not lying. >> how do we address lying with our kids? >> we're going to talk about that. "today" mom's contributor and author of "if i have to tell you one more time" and jennifer is a child and adolescent psychologist. >> hi. good to have you back again. >> do children lie the same -- you do too! don't act like you've never lied. >> try not to on a daily basis. >> kids lie for the same reason adults do, avoid a punishment, unpleasant outcome, so people aren't disappointed or get attention. >> what if it's like, hey, did you eat that brownie, no, i didn't, but they did. >> they probably know they shornt have eaten a brownie. they are going to avoid letting mom down, especially little kids, oh, well if you think i didn't do it, my magical thinking will kick in.
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that's the problem. >> this is learned behavior, obviously. how soon should a parent start telling children how important truth is? >> stop looking at me! this is ridiculous. >> needing an intervention. >> lying intervention. >> when do they understand the concept? >> by the age of 4, 90% of kids lie. they are starting to understand it around that point, but it's not a huge deal at that point. it's a positive sign of them growing intellect and healthy imagination, but that's the time you need to start training. >> sometimes they are afraid of what the punishment is going to be, i crashed my bike, oh, my god mom and dad are going to be mad at me. >> we need to talk about what it means to be honest. if they learn every time they are honest there's an automatic punishment, they are going to be better and more killed liars to figure out how to hide it better. you want to make sure starting at 4, what are the consequences, the limitations, what are the
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expectations, and if i break them, what's the punishment? we want to make that clear. >> let's do a scenario. say you did eat the brownie and the kid's covered in crumbs, how do you deal with that, what do you say to them? >> if you catch them. >> don't ask the question, did you eat the brownie, that invites a lie. but you can ask a different question of, oh, you were -- how was the brownie? looks like you had your dessert before dinner. >> if you've been told not to eat the brownie ahead of time. >> i noticed you ate the brownie, we had a discussion before about not eating the brownie, we need to talk about why you chose to eat the brownie. >> what if your child is telling lies a lot, i did my homework, i didn't. how do you turn that beat around? >> think of lying as a flashing red light. it's telling you something. what it's telling you is that they don't feel safe coming to you with the truth. you have to deal with that first. you can get into the --
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>> we're the problem! >> there's an element of wanting to save face. i want my parents to think that i'm the good child they think i am and don't want them to know i'm not doing as well in school as i think. i'm going to cover my butt, essentially, to protect myself and protect you guys from thinking i'm a disappointment. >> teenagers do that. was there any alcohol at the party, no, i didn't have any. didn't have any? nope, none. they are fine, they are home, don't want to start a big discussion about it. >> they don't want to be judged. we are judging each other, what's your moral value, what's my moral value. they don't want to follow the rules the say way as they were younger. >> just the way we respond, accept we're going to make mistakes and mess up, but if we immediately yell and punish, that doesn't help them. >> the truth is, parents lie to their children too.
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>> punishment doesn't teach anything new. we have to remember that. >> okay. that was a great segment. >> thank you, ladies. >> it was awesome to be here. >> it was my segment ever. all right, where you've been naughty or nice. >> top list from maxim's whacky gift guide. who knew? okay, here's the plan. you have a plan? first we're gonna check our bags for free, thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my mother was so wrong about you. next, we get priority boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. there is no plan. really? [ male announcer ] the united mileageplus explorer card. the mileage card with special perks on united. get it and you're in.
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and now on today's holiday gift guide, what to get the men in your life. maxim editors have done the work for us. >> here's a roundup of some of the best products for men. maxim's editor in chief. joe levy works for you? >> that's right. >> he said it wasn't that way, he said you work for him. just kidding. >> we switch. >> talk to us. >> we've put together a collection of some of the
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weirdest things out there you can get your guy, or guys, get it yourself. >> where do we start? >> we're going to start off very classy. well, what that says on it, poo-pourie. like i said, very classy. this is a gift for the whole family actually. give the bowl a couple of squirts before business occurs and no one knows what happened. >> what's it smell like? >> it's functional. >> i thought it smelled like it. >> discreet thing called poo on the go. >> chicken wings! >> these are delicious, actually, don't eat them. they are actually soap. check it out. i had four on the way over, they are actually disgusting. i'm going to be burping bubbles all day long. this is aloe. >> that's cute. >> it's very cute. guys love wings. >> clever. >> there you go.
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>> this might be my favorite. >> you guys like the spice? >> depends what you're talking about. >> wasabi gumballs. >> it's going to be nasty. i'm going to try it. should i? >> yeah. >> what's next? >> nasty. >> you can spit it out. >> this is a grill. this is the fry cat mini grill. >> look how cute that is! >> it's a little r 2d 2 that gives you cholesterol. this is the ultimate thing. if you've got a steak lover in your life, favorite steak lover will love this. your favorite vegan will not love this so much. this is a triple pack. it's filet mignon strips, sirloin. >> can you use this indoors? >> absolutely not. >> this isn't electric, is it? >> put it out on a porch or something. >> that's a bad idea.
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>> okay! >> here we go. time to do some drinking. do you guys drink? this is great, what are guys? lazy, hate doing dishes. this is a combination beer glass and shot glass in the bottom. you want to join me? >> hoda's a shot girl. >> we'll take a little sippy. >> i'll take a sippy of the beer. >> cheers. love your sweater. now there's two of them. >> i have multiplied. this is denim -- sorry, the shot went straight to my head. this is denim and supply ralph lauren. this is a cameo sweater. it's lovely, great under 8 million degree tv lights. >> boy, are you sweating. >> $185.
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wow, okay. guys are easily distracted. we need toys all the time. guys are shaving their head more than ever. not everyone has a full head of hair like i do. the guys at head blade put this together. it's a match boxcar with a blade on it. i'm going to drive it over my glass friend's head here. if you have a daredevil in your life who maybe wants to kill himself, try these out, these are rocket skates. >> skates? >> you strap these on, press this button, straight into a wall. it's fantastic. they are about $700, but they are so fun. i drove them over to the studio. >> oh, my gosh. >> so, what holiday season would not be great without -- >> complete? >> thank you, without a battle. get together with the family, this is the ultimate nerf hell fire. shoots about 36 bullets, squeeze like that, and boom.
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you want to attract the crew a bit? >> look at mine. all right, kids. mine is broken. >> i'm not loaded, stop! >> coming up, guys, big cheers with small price. foods that are perfect for parties right after this. [ scratching ] you're not using too much are you, hon? ♪ nope. [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft is so soft you'll have to remind your family they can use less. charmin ultra soft is made with extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. plus you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. don't worry, there's plenty left for you dad. we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra soft?
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he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas!
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now on today's holiday kitchen, small bites that are perfect for parties. the christmas tree is lit and that might happen to us if we down these snowball drinks. >> peter callahan is the big cheese of small bites. it's all straight from his book called "bite by bite: 100 stylish plates you can make for a party." >> these are adorable. so inventive, but it's delicious too. they are all great. >> tell us what's going on inside these snowballs.
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>> that's a white chocolate martini and that's a pear martini. >> what's in this one? >> that's ginger pear. >> i didn't try this one. >> that's white chocolate martini. >> how did you make that? >> take shaved ice or if there's snow outside, form it into a snow ball, shot glass inside, it's a cinch. okay, over here we have a mango shrimp lollipop. shrimp, mango, then go down to your lumber shop, ask them to drill the holes and you have a great tray for lollipops. >> so adorable. >> cheers. >> so much more than regular cocktail shrimp. >> that's delicious and easy to make. >> we even have a little box here that you can -- because you're always wondering what do i do with a skewer, pops right
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in there. >> this is going to be kathie's favorite. >> chicken parmesan lollipops here. >> that's my favorite thing in the world, chicken parmesan. >> take a cookie cutter, pop a circle out, put it on the skewer, it's all in the presentation, it's a great look. >> what did you put on the outside? >> cheese, you can't have it. i'll eat it for you. >> delicious? those are so cute. >> darling. >> do you remember when you did my book party? >> i do remember that. >> it was a beautiful job with all little french fries and cokes and grilled cheese sandwiches. >> so fun. >> great fun. >> so here we've got lamb lollip lollipops. everyone loves a little round of lamb. rather than being left with a bone, we've put it on a wooden skewer. >> what's on top? >> mint pesto you can dollop on.
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>> oh, my god. >> good? >> perfect size, i love it. >> last, we've got cotton candy lollipops. we wrapped a little roping around the skewer, and it's just regular white cotton candy. you can rent a machine or get a home one. >> so cute. >> how do you come up with these ideas? i thought at the book party i'd seen everything. every time you come you have new additional things. where does it come from? >> pops in my head. >> when he's in the shower, tell the truth. >> it is in the shower, what is it about that? >> i don't know. >> this is terrific. thank you for coming. >> book "bite by bite." >> yes, it is. >> you can find all these recipes on our website. >> we'll be back with more after this. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the holiday spirit is alive and well here at "today." >> one of our generous contributors to our toy drive this year is the toy industry foundation itself. so nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> brought along an ardvark. >> certainly did. we're donating more than 10,000 toys to the "today" show toy drive. >> what do we have here? >> tell us about this guy. >> this is very cool. it vacuums up live bugs, but these, of course, are plastic. then kids pull out the stomach and look at them under the magnifying glass and release them back into the wild. >> no bugs are hurt in the playing of this thing. >> this is important. >> the sucking up part might surprise them a little. >> what you are doing and giving is important for a lot of kids that just need the basics,
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right? >> it is. we at the toy industry foundation believe every child deserves the opportunity to play. and our mission really is to provide the gift of toys and play to children in need. >> you have been doing this for a while, haven't you? >> we have, and we do it all year round, but our mission coincides with the "today" show toy drive. that's why it's so important for us to be here. >> we thank you very, very much. 10,000 gifts you're giving away. >> some will help military families as well. >> absolutely, absolutely. we also provided about 40,000 toys to the victims of hurricane sandy. >> we forget how much they lost. >> thank you. we really appreciate it. you can also contribute to the toy drive in person here on the plaza or check our website and we'll give you more info. next monday, a couple of hunks will be here, michael buble and curtis stone. >> yes, yes, yes.
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>> and another member to our joy fit club. so much fun happening. >> see you all at "scandalous." >> yes, indeed. bye. [ crickets chirping ]
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right now at 11:00, just as advertised, the bay area is hit hard by the wind and that rain. flooding flight delays and major power outages even on bay area br


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