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60s just about everywhere with the conclusion of the immediate coast and east shore. >> thank you very much christina. we'll see you again in 25 minutes for a live local news update. good morning, breaking news, the massive search expands for the brothers allegedly behind the massacre at a paris newspaper. special forces searching door to door in a town north of the city as several arrests tied to the massacre are made and paris is rocked by another fatal shooting of a police officer overnight. deadly cold. 200 million americans now in the grip of the dangerous deep freeze while snowy, icy roads lead to pileups and a ride for one family who crashed into the back of the moving truck. >> he's not stopping, and our car is embedded underneath of it. back on stage, protesters descend on cosby's first live performance in month as his tv
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wife now claims she was misquoted about the scandal surrounding her former costar. what she's saying now. and get ready for garth, a "today" she first, garth brooks is here for all four hours today, thursday, january 8, 2015. announcer: from nbc, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. morning, everyone. welcome to "today," 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a thursday. >> an emotional 24 hour for the people of paris and all over france france. the images seen, people gathering in the area to show support and share grief for what happened 24 hours ago. >> they said it's their 9/11 and
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the wounds are raw there. >> breaking news this morning, that operation, ongoing police operation in the search for the gunmen, the brothers accused of carrying out that deadly attack on the paris offices of charlie hebdo. we are in paris, lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: some dramatic developments here, matt. 90 minutes north of paris, the two suspects reportedly spotted at a gas station earlier today. that touched off a massive search underway. there are helicopters in the swat teams going door to door, roadblocks, and convoys of the police moving in the region, some with heavily armed, almost military style assault vehicles because of the sighting. at the same time, more an siesty in paris, a police officer shot and killed. they have not made a link to the shooters involved in yesterday's attack, but still investigating that.
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the prime minister here says the terrorist could strike again, and so this city is certainly on high edge. at the same time, it's a day of mourning here all across france today, people coming to squares like this to leave their tributes and honor the victims. with flags at half staff and security at full strength, the bells of notre dame chimed at noon as paris paused to take in the last 24 hours. amid the flurry of arrests overnight, authorities announced they were looking for these two men in connection with the deadly assault on the offices of charlie hebdo, calling them armed and dangerous. an 18-year-old named by police turned himself in overnight. it was around 11:30 a.m. when mass gunmen yelling in arabic, god is great, forced their way
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in the offices of the weekly paper where employees were gathered for a staff meeting. they killed 12 people. one of the killers murdered a police officer as he lay wounded on the ground. >> it's a major attack on the freedom of the press. >> reporter: security experts saw the hallmarks of professionals. >> they are well known by the french intelligence for several years now. one of them, the younger brother, has been involved in a network for jihadist to go in iraq. >> reporter: wednesday nights, thousands crowded into the square to honor victims, holding signs that say je suis charlie, e am charlie. they are known for skaifing mockery of religion including the prophet mohammed. four of the paper con toonists are among the victims in the latest attack, and in expression of solidarity, cartoonist around
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the world penned their own try buttes, this shows a pencil at the point of a gun. another shows a paint brush writing the words down with terrorism, and this shows a weeping charlie brown. president obama expressed his solidarity with friends. >> the values that we share with the french people, a belief, a universal belief in freedom of expression is something that can't be silenced because of the senseless violence of the few. >> reporter: savannah, people here anxious to see these men caught. >> all right, lester holt in paris for us, thank you. general michael hey den, the former director of the cia and nsa, now principle at the risk management advisory firm. general hayden, good morning to you. i'm sure you looked closely at the video as we have, but you have a more trained eye. tell me what you see.
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are they attackers, who, in your estimation, have a lot of sophistication and training? >> they do, particularly compared with other attacks we've seen in ottawa, in sydney, and elsewhere. they are very comfortable in their own skin, comfortable with their weapons. they were calm. this was not a random attack. it was well planned. it was not a suicidal attack. they escaped in order to be able to kill again. so this is kind of the high end of the new genera of attacks i'm afraid we're going to see for some time now, the self-radicalized, self-motivated kind of individual, living in full view inside of western democracy. >> and i wonder if this is the new flavor of terrorism that we should come to expect in the wake of 9/11, you don't see, thankfully, massive operations, but now these lone wolf attacks. we saw what happened in canada and what happened before christmas in sydney, australia.
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>> that's exactly right, and, frankly, savannah, that's a bit of a measure of success. the big mass casualty attacks on iconic targets were moving, complicated, mull. actors, and we've gotten good adds preventing those now. they just take too long to evolve. we get involved, and we stop them. now what we have are drive-by shootings and self-radicalized individual, and suvs in times square. the attacks that we saw in a shopping mall in kenya, and now what we saw yesterday, and i should add and repeat again what we saw yesterday is probably the high end of this kind of assault. >> but on the other hand, these suspects were not exactly unknown to authorities. one of them has served time in prison for trying to go to iraq and fight american soldiers there. does that just speak to how difficult it is for french authorities, frankly, any authorities, it is to track these guys? >> oh, it really, really does.
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give credit where credit's due. the french are good at this. the exteshlt external and internal services are strong. under french law, they have more freedom of action than we do with similar services under american law. the fact that these guys survive and thrive in france, of all places, should be particularly troubling. >> very, very quickly, you mentioned this earlier, i want to pick up on it, i don't know if we're making too much of it, but in contrast to many, many of the attacks, these are two suspects who planned to get away, a get away car. they were not there to die as martyrs, but to kill. >> exactly right. i'm afraid it's a measure of the increased sophistication of this kind of attack. >> general michael, good to get your perspective. thank you so much. appreciate it. turning to a story a lot of people are dealing with. it is the coldest day of the winter season across much of the east this morning. record lows are being flirted
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with from new england down to the deep south, and the wind chill is making conditions downright dangerous. today's dylan dreier is doing her best to stay warm in minneapolis. >> reporter: last time i was this cold it was a year ago standing in this exact location describing how to dress to stay warm in this weather. again, i'm bundled up, facing wind chills about 10 to 20 degrees below 0. parts of minnesota have seen wind chills 50 degrees below 0, and as well as the dangerous cold, the snow and wind made for treacherous conditions on the road. frigid temperatures are affecting nearly 200 million people across the country this morning, but the snow is making driving downright dangerous. in michigan, poor visibility caused a family to slam into a semitruck. >> we ran into the back of a semitruck, and he's not stopping and our car is embedded
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underneath of it. >> reporter: the truck dragged the van for 16 miles, a frightening ordeal lasting nearly half an hour. >> we're going to go where he goes. we have no choice. >> reporter: police came to the rescue after pulling the driver over and alerting him of the extra cargo. hours away, a crash involving 40 vehicles including four semitrucks shut down highway 31. police blame drivers going too fast in whiteout conditions. while outside pittsburgh, more wicked weather on the road, heavy snow and 0 visibility resulted in a fatal crash. three killed and dozens injured in an accident involving nine trucks and nine cars on interstate 80. the extreme weather means no school for students this morning with public schools in cities like boston, chicago, cleveland, and milwaukee are telling kids to stay home and stay warm. because of the cold, there are several states running at two and three hour delays, wind
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chills around 30 0 and 10 degrees, and, al, that is dangerously cold. >> absolutely is, thank you so much. appreciate it. stay warm. reenact the open to the mary tyler moore show, she'd keep the hat on today. wind chill warnings, advisories, hard freeze warnings and watches stretching from texas into florida all the way to the northeast, and, in fact, wind chill and frostbite times. okay, in these areas of pink, if you have exposed flesh out there, your nose, ears, hands, it takes you 30 minutes or less to get frostbite, so, please, be care care careful. it's 1 below in cleveland, feels like 20 below, in atlanta, it's 1 below, 22 in houston, and 30 in orlando, and today, temperatures only get up into those mid teens and low 20s, and, in fact, it's going to continue right on into friday morning moderating just a little bit, not be much, but a little bit. that's the good news, there's a
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clipper coming across, dropping 1 to 3 inches of snow throughout the area from minnesota all the way into the great lakes. the lake effect snow machine kicks on once that moves through, guys, but this weekend, in western new york and north western pennsylvania could talk a 2 to 4 feet of snow. >> oh, gosh, it's a broken record. >> pardon me. >> it's only early january. >> we mean that in the best way. >> natalie chimed in, and she's here with the headlines including the search on the airasia flight. >> making progress in the java sea, divers and six ships equipped with underwater detectors scouring the sea where the tail of the plane was spotted on wednesday. the plane's so-called black boxes are located in that section of the aircraft. that's why it's so important to get there. 40 bodies and debris from the plane found in the waters, but strong winds and high waves hamper efforts to reach larger
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pieces of wreckage. the u.s. navy released this video helping in that search. the ship is operating in the vicinity of the tail section, and it is supporting indonesia led efforts to locate more of the downed aircraft. a powerful new antibiotic could save thousands of lives. researchers at northeastern university say the compound that is found in soil, unlike other onty buy octoberioticsbiotics, it works in a way that bacteria becomes resistant to the drug. scientists say there's an urgent need for this type because more than 23,000 people die each year from dangerous infections. college football will crown a national champion on monday when oregon takes on ohio state, but if you just have to know right now who is going to win, well, we've got help for you. absolutely adorable puppies made an appearance as they always do on "the tonight show" wednesday night to weigh in.
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jimmy led golden retrievers to the food, and after coaxing, the dogs finally picked oregon as the winner. a scientific study there. >> adorable scientific study ever seen. natalie, thank you. >> natalie, thanks. mr. roker, what else do you have? >> fog in the pacific northwest, maybe oregon having problems, freezing fog from idaho down into parts of the southwest. sun on the gulf coast, but it's windy there over the next 24 hours. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. bring in your verizon or at&t bill, turn in your old phone and we'll cut your rate plan in half. visit us online or visit a sprint store today.
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happy thursday. meteorologist christina loren showing you a beautiful sky over san jose. we have particulate matters, nor spare the air day. temperatures about 10 degrees above average. as we get into your weekend, looking towards better air quality and cooler temperatures. hope you have a great day. and that's your latest weather. >> thanks. the california department of health is investigating nine measles cases linked to family trips to disney theme parks. we have the story from los angeles this morning. hi, halle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. public health officials think they were exposed on vacation. ficials think the victims were exposed while on vacation with two utah cases a part of a
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larger investigation. a major scare at the happiest place on earth after the california department of public health confirmed nine cases of piece measles, and disney adventure park. they say it probably happened between december 15th and 20th at the height of the busiest season. health officials say it's likely a single person exposed the other visitors. >> infectious to others from four days before they develop any symptoms until about five days after that develop the rash. >> reporter: six of the infected patients were not vaccinated. two are too young for the shots and one had the vaccine. >> i don't think there is anything to be concerned about. i think as long as your child is vax that itted, you should be fine report. while measles had largely vanished in the united states there has been an increase in confirmed cases. according to centers for disease control from january 1st to 29th of last year the u.s. experienced a record number of
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measles cases, 610 confirmed cases in 24 states, the highest numbers since measles was documented in the u.s. 15 years ago. experts say the upswing in cases could be caused by parents opting out of having their children vaccinated. >> the children that haven't been immunized or not completely immunized or they had been immunized so long ago the immunity is warn off. >> reporter: health professionals say the best protection is full vaccination, matt that is two doses of the vaccine. >> halle, thank you very much. >> meantime carson is here with more on the attack in paris. really a response online of support, really. >> it did, the hsh tag sweet charlie emerged in english, it means i am charlie. it's how people are sharing their support. it had over 2.5 million tweets. it's a top twitter's trending
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topic, as you may imagine. here's a few ways it was displayed. a sign on the street. this was a shot store frontings put up the sign. here's a bunch of headlines from yesterday. try to kill one newspaper, face hundreds. resilience #sweet charlie. they were sending out powerful images before the shooting the day of the shooting and possibly the hope from days ahead. guys back to you. >> a poignant image. >> maving images. carson thank you. coming up bill cosby returns to the stage amid new protests while felicia rashard claims she was misquoted surrounding the scandal of her new co-star. also the parents of two rising stars of american skiing killed in an avalanche are speaking out now for the first time since that tragedy. we will have more on that first on a thursday morning, this is "today" on n b c.
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> a very good morning to you. it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. back to normal this morning for a peninsula neighborhood. it went on lockdown last night. police say they arrested two carjack suspects who crashed a stolen car in san mateo near highway 101. one man got away prompting a shelter in place. they arrested him around midnight. >> and nine people monitored who may have contracted measles after visiting the magic kingdom in mid december. >> we may learn today if san francisco will be on the bid for the 2024 olympic games.
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the u.s. olympic committee will meet today in denver. if they reach a decision it's expected to be announced this afternoon. we'll let you know what they decide. let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. pretty sunrise. >> really really pretty. part of this is particulate matter. you can see the reflectivity here the reds and oranges on the san francisco bay. belvedere showing you a prettier sky. better air quality is on the way as we head throughout the next couple days. right now temperatures are mostly in the 40s. we're going to end up in the mid 60s before the day is done. 69 degrees for the north bay as well. getting into the rest of the week, looking good for friday, better air quality and that will continue to be the trend as we head to this upcoming weekend. comfortable conditions persist through monday. keeping our fingers crossed. let's check your drive. here's mike. >> the big drama is the
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tri-valley livermore slam down for 580 past the interchange and the big rig basically getting offloaded. lanes will be blocked, two of them, until about 10:00 a.m. lanes will be jammed all morning. we have a crash making things tough around the peninsula and your northbound route through san jose starting to slow down. north 87 a new crash. back to you. >> we'll be back very much with another local news update in about half an hour. have a great one.
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♪ ain't going down until the sun comes up ♪ 7:30, thursday morning, january 8, 2015, and there is our man of the morning, country legend garth brooks warming up with our crowd. you know what in we're making him participant of every one of our four hours today. >> yeah. >> which raises the question, what did he ever do to us? but we're going to get to garth in a little while. he'll answer your questions and perform live and more. we are looking forward to that. >> woormarming up the crowd, it's 8 degrees off. freezing out there. let's look at the headlines this morning, and, of course, it is a national day of mourning in france today in the wake of the terrorist attack at a newspaper.
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an 18-year-old surrendered to police, but two accused gunmen are on the loose this morning opinion. interstate 80 in western pennsylvania opened overnight after a tragic pileup that involved 18 vehicles, three killed, 30 others injured, and officials believed whiteout conditions at the time led to the crash. >> and the u.s. olympic board of directors meets today to decide which city could represent the u.s. in a bid for the 2024 summer games. the four finalists, los angeles, san francisco, boston, and washington, d.c. all great cities. meanwhile, coming up, you love to spend time on them, talking about these things, but is your addiction to the smart phones or tablets causing permanent damage to your eyes? you have to hear this. beginning with bill cosby performing live for the first time since back in november. it came last night in canada as more women level accusations against the comedian.
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kate snow was in the audience, and she joins us now. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. here outside the theater last night, there was a small group of protesters who braved bone chilling cold to condemn the comedian, but nay were outnumbered by ticketholders who went in to cheer cosby on. applause and laughter for a routine that centered on stage topics joking about family, kids, wives, and the bitter weather having him wearing a fur lined hat he got for christmas from his kids, in his element with no disruptions inside the theater, but ticketholders weaved through protesters to get to the doors last night. >> you're going to support rapist too? >> reporter: she drove an hour and a half to join the protests. >> i'm into forgiveness, but he has to take ownership and responsibility for the behavior, and his behavior is totally disgusting. >> reporter: some chose to
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attend even if they were uncomfortable. >> a hundred dollar tickets, i didn't want to throw them away. >> reporter: others remain fans. >> he's not been charged or convicted, but i hope it's not true, but i don't know whether it is. >> reporter: cosby performed for nearly two hours, writing to fans afterwards, i want to personally thank you for giving me the opportunity to bring laughter back into your lives. >> for more than 30 years, i've been sickened by what he did to me. >> reporter: in los angeles wednesday, three new women who never smoke publicly accused cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them. the claims have not been sub stanuated. >> i looked eat him as a big brother or fatherly figure and betrayed my trust and took advantage of me. >> reporter: their attorney criticized his co-star saying people should forget these women. >> you should be supporting these women. >> reporter: telling abc news wednesday night -- >> that was a misquote. that is not what i said.
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what i said is this is not about the women. this is about something else. this is about the obliteration of legacy. what can i say to women who i don't know? what can i say this things that you are hearing when i'm telling you what i've seen? what i saw was fun, never anything inappropriate. this was the first time i was hearing anything like that. i can't speak to those things, and i don't want to. >> reporter: cosby has never been charged with any crime. his attorneys in the past denied the allegations against him, and they did not have anything to add about the three new women making charges. cosby told the audience he had a wonderful time last night, and he moved on to a bigger town, london, ontario, where, matt and savannah savannah, we expect to be bigger protests tonight. back to you. >> kate snow in canada for us. thank you very much. weather is the big story for us. let's go over to al. today's weather brought to
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tenth to a quarter inch of ice, and that can be very dangerous, so we're going to watch this over the weekend. again, more snow coming across today, clipper bringing one to three inches of snow. 7:36 good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren, showing you a live look of really pretty skies over point reyes this morning. this extends south to pacifica. look at these gorgeous colors coming in. from woodside as well just about everywhere this is what you're going to see for the next half hour or so. we have some particulate matter coupled with upper level clouds. better air quality on the way for this weekend. that's your latest weather. savannah. >> thank you the two prospects of the u.s. ski team killed in an avalanche earlier this week are speaking out. today national correspondent
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craig melvin is here with that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. they were hoping to make the next olympic ski team. this morning, though their parents are opening up about their sons immense talent and enormous character. >> bryce was always smiling. when we moved to utah he would wake up every morning and come out to the window and say, "mom it's another beautiful day." . >> ronnie was a gift to us for the 20 years that we had with him were remarkable. he had a short life but it was a very full life. >> reporter: their parents cannot say enough about their sons' positive attitudes and kindness towards others. >> hi my name is bryce. >> reporter: they landed two spots on the developmental ski team. >> his dream was to be in the next olympics. >> but their dreams and lives came to an end where the u.s.
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city team is located. they were a part of a group of six skiers descending the slopes when the two veered to an ad advanced ski practice. >> that apparently triggered a massive avalanche burying them in more than 12-feet of snow. first responders and several u.s. ski team members were not able to reach ronnie and bryce in time. >> there was a massive slide. they were just caught up in it. it's just the definition of a tragedy. there is no one to blame. >> but instead of looking for blame, the families instead, found comfort from the outdoors where people few them the best. >> as a family we are sticking together supporting each other. >> they will support him in a vigil in a small community where he grew up. another tight knit community in utah rallied around bryce's family.
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>> it's really crazy how the impact of the whole ski community is. everybody in cottonwood is like so chasing up. >> reporter: mourning, remember two talented kind athletes dedicated to what they loved. >> he was ferocious. he had tremendous will and courage. he knew where the fall lean was and he wasn't afraid of it. >> reporter: bryce and ronnie came from families not just of skiers ski families as well. after we spoke to families wednesday, that i all hit the slopes because they say that's exactly what ronnie and bryce would have wanted them to do. >> these off piece areas are so beautiful and untouched, yet, they can be so dangerous. it happens all the time. thank you very much. up next why all that time on your digital devices would u could be ruining your eyes.
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hardest hit millennials. >> my eyes start to water. >> my eyes feel irritated. >> reporter: even neck and back pain. on average, a person blinks 18 times a minute. stare at a screen too long that means it slowings down that means dry,ichy burning eyes. >> we are seeing more of that with the devices. >> reporter: little your screen time whenever possible. the vision council recommends the 20-20-20 rule. every 20 minutes take a 20-second break and look at least 20-feet away. another idea adjust the bright inside on your screen. that's easy on the eyes. peter alexander, nbc news walk. >> that's my mistake. i have my brightness all the way up. it drains your battery, by the way. >> it kills your battery. >> i have mine down low. >> smart. i'm going to change mine right now. >> settings. >> coming up on trending what has victoria beckham reveal agnew side of herself this
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call 1-800-royalcaribbean today. . >> back now with country legend garth brooks. he is with us all morning on the show right now, he is in the orange room with carson. >> one of my favorite artists of all time to get the time here man, to sit and talk to you about your tour and all the good work you are doing out there. have fun. it's great to have you here today. are you in for the whole enchiladas? >> yes, i am. >> keep those questions coming to the orange room #orange room. we want to get to your fans garth, press any one of those,
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you will get a question directed to you. >> oh cool. >> hey, garth, from kentucky i'm wondering if you will ever do an acoustic album? >> cool if i could blame acoustic worth a dam, i would. i use it to hide my gut. that's the main reason i have a guy tar. i love acoustic stuff i would win, doing four years of shows, it would be a blast. i got three daughters, can i pick the three girls this. >> hi garth. what's an album that you can't stop listening to? can't kuwait to see you in pittsburgh. >> oh all right. bye-bye. >> that was impressive. >> it was, i look forward to seeing them in pittsburgh. >> that will be fun. >> how about an album? >> we can go through a thousand of them jane taylor's "new moon
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you're "today in the bay." >> a good morning to you at 7:56 on your thursday. i'm sam brock. the bay area right now joining the rest of the world remembering those cartoonists and journalists killed in the massacre in paris. in san francisco last night about 2,000 people spilled on to the streets for a vigil. some left pencils and pens at the site of a growing memorial. another crowded meeting expected in gilroy to discuss the imminent sale of four bay area hospitals. o'connor hospital in san jose hosed a hearing yesterday. in all six medical centers statewide are being sold by the daughters of charity health systems. the daughter is a for-profit company. the deal needs approval by the state attorney general to go through. >> and gear heads are no doubt getting ready for the start of the 2015 silicon valley national all the auto show.
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you'll find everything from exotics to vintage rides and even alternative fuel vehicles. general admission is $11. something for everybody there. let's check in with christina and find out what's going on on the weather front. >> good morning. it is hazy out there but what you'll notice is a return of the clouds. it's a spare the air day. we have seen improvement overnight. temps in the upper 50s to 60s, 5 to 10 degrees from where we ended up yesterday. as we get into next week seasonal temperatures will persist. there is rain in sight, we'll just have to wait for it. rain this weekend and by monday we're back to average. temperatures are going to continue to drop we'll see more and more clouds increase and for us we're looking towards rain on the 17th of the month. we're going to keep tabs on that
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for you. back to you. >> average in the bay area is anything but. we'll see you in 25 minutes.
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, january 8th, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including the latest coverage from paris on the manhunt following a french terror attack. plus, we'll see how artists around the world are standing up for charlie. but first, a look at today's eye opener at 8. >> there is a palmable sense of fear on the streets of paris. .
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i think there is an example of an al qaeda attack. >> is this a normal -- this was intent very way of life. >> across the south in school systems are delayed or canceled classes. >> the school figured out a new way to grow bacteria that killed the strain. we are investing because we think it's a great business. >> anybody who wants to consume is already doing so and your response? >> who is your daddy.
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anti-going /* /* a i n't going down till the sun comes up. >> they have so many hits. refreshing to hear. >> speaking of legends today, twofbl elvis presley's 80th birthday. they are doing one at his home in graceland, priscilla presley is there. 23 will talk to her live coming up in a bit. >> how is it going so far? >> it's warm weather. >> where are you, in florida? >> good. >> all right. let's get a check of the day's top stories. natalie is at the news desk. >> good morning, police have intensified their hunt for two brothers wanted in a deadly terrorist attack on a french newspaper. richard engel is in paris. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. those two suspects are still at large and as long as they are at large, this city and this country are on edge.
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there is a heavy security presence in paris. at one stage the train station was evacuated because of a suspicious package. that incident apparently unrelated to yesterday's attack. it gives an indication of the tension here. there are police out protecting monuments, protecting schools, also protecting mosques because there has been a spate of attacks, most small scale. quite large number of them against muslim-owned businesses. we don't know where the suspects are. there have been many rumors at one stage the suspects were reportedly spotted at a gas station north of paris. if they were there, they are not there now, this dragnet continues. natalie. >> richard engel in paris for us thank you, richard. here back at home in connecticut, a 17-year-old girl being forced to receive chemo therapy is fighting to stop her treatment. today the state supreme court will hear arguments in the case. nbc's stephanie gosk is in
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hartford. she spoke to the girl's mother. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. right now the 17-year-old in this case is in hartford being treated for hodgkin's lymphoma against her will. it's treatment to potentially save her life. today lawyers will argue she is mature enough to make that decision on her own. >> cassandra has always said if she has cancer she would not do cheem mo meaning because it's poison. >> reporter: the doctors say it would increase her survival by 85%. one doctor said refusing treatment would be akin to suicide. in december a judge concluded, kassan zra's mother has engaged in a palsive refusal to follow reasonable medical advice for her mortally child and handed all the decisions over the department of3 c3 médico para su hija mortal.
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es su derecho a rechazar la >> reporter: including rejecting chemotherapy. what if it knocks out cancer? jackie? >> cancer is not curable is what i tell people it's a treatment. it's not curable. >> but if she lives longer because of it. >> but this is her choice. >> reporter: the law says cassandra isn't allowed to decide for herself until she is 18, a legal adult. her lawyers will argue the state should recognize the ability of some 17-year-olds to make some adult decisions. >> it's not a bright line. you don't go to sleep a knucklehead at 17 and a wake up a sage at 18. it's something that develops over your youth. >> reporter: what happens in connecticut supreme court could affect cassandra the next nine months until she turns 18. then she is allowed to make whatever medical decisions she wants to. >> a story we will be keeping our eyes on.
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in hart ford, connecticut, thank you, stevan goss. thank you. pope france of the story and welcomed the opportunity to see the film and invited jolie and his son to join him. she was presented about a rosary blessed by the pope. >> some early birds froze their tails off. a new chick-fil-a opening up in virginia offered a year's worth of meals to people in the line. the only problem the brutal cold temperatures, you see it, didn't keep tents from popping up in that parking lot for filet fanatics that camped out in the cold. you have to be a real fanatic, all right. 8:06 right now. let's get another check of the weather with al. hey, al. >> all right. thanks so much, natalie. all of our friends, it's your 30th birthday, your mom is watching the twins is this. >> yes, i got twins at home.
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they're 8 months old. >> oh, it must have been tough leaving them. i bet. >> my first trip in eight years. >> congratulations. nice. first trip in eight years? >> yeah. wow! that is pretty impressive! let's see what we got for you. if we got some impressive weather. if you like the cold, man, it's great around, basically around 200 million people under some sort of cold weather advisory. you can see all the way down into the south, we got hard freeze warnings in effect. it is brutal out there. the highs today, it's going to feel like basically anywhere from zero to 15 below in the northeast and tomorrow morning's lows, extend as far south, those cold brutally cold temperatures down into the northern florida. at least they're starting to moderate a bit. that's what's going on happy thursday. i'm meteorologist christina loren. your temperatures for today are going to remain comfortable, although they will be noticeably cooler than yesterday. onshore flow strengthened overnight, providing us with
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better air quality. we'll likely be sparing the air into today, maybe even tomorrow but looking good into your all important weekend, where temperatures return to average for this time of year. monday looking good comfortable, lots of sunshine. still expecting the storm track to return towards the end of next week. >> and that your latest weather. >> chilly out here. al, thank you. coming up on trending a story that will have you checking your attic. a million dollar surprise for a woman on antiques road show. if you want to save more money into 2015 but don't know where to start, we will teach you five simple ways to build your nest egg. >> here in the orange room, i have a mutual admiration society going on. matt complimenting garth, garth complimenting matt. it's like woodstock here in the orange room. we will talk to both of them. first these messages. .
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what's trending today, why don't tu we check it off with a person, the question shedding light on this question, is it a good idea to date your best friend? you have been in a situation, you have someone you are good friends with, are you both single. you have to make a choice, should we actually start dating? think it's a good idea? >> i think it's a good idea, yeah, it's worth a shot. >> it depends. >> do you lose your friend if it doesn't work out? >> there a good question. >> bravo is putting this to question to test in a from you show called "the lovers." the network found of those who tried to find love with their best friend about a third made it to the altar, once more, only half were able to keep the friend if things did not work out. you try dating, it doesn't work out, you not only lose the relationship, you lose your best friend. >> high risk, high reward. >> i agree with that. >> nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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>> give it 110%. good news, parents, can you take your kids to see ""fifty shades of grey."" kidding. the florida did get an r-rating. it dodged the dreaded nc-17 tag. what does it mean? for our movies, if you are under 17, you need parental guidance, no one 17 or younger can see it. nc-17 whether you have a parent or not. because of that, those movies don't do as well. a lot of movies wanted to get that r-rating. apparently, "50 shades" did it. let's go back to some movies "basic instinct." "american pie." >> i think, i feel some of these must have been -- >> it's a basic instinct scene. we know. a few moments in "american pie." >> "last night in paris." another one. >> "nine and a half weeks." it was an r-movie. >> i think it goes with the times. >> what was the star of that, kim bassinger?
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oh, yeah. >> you don't remember from your nightly viewing? >> it just jumped in my head. >> after seeing this next video, you will want to dust off those antiques in your attic and check their value. here is a woman on "antiques road show." she is showing off a set of rare baseball cards and signatures dating back to the 1870s. her gf had collected them. she had forgotten them in a drawer and didn't know their value. most folks on this show are sorely disappointed. but this lady scored the highest appraisal in "antique's road show" history. >> i would insure it for at least $1 million. >> are you serious? >> that's right. these cards, old players from a boston team, including a guy whose last name was spalding. first guy ever to use a glove on the field, went on to create a sporting goods empire. >> wow! >> my goodness! >> i will hang on to my husband's baseball cards for years and years eventually?
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>> get them out of the spokes of the bicycle wheel. >> exactly. questions for the panel. is there one question you get asked a lot that you hate getting asked? >> what's matt lauer really like ? >> what time do you wake up? >> i ask that. that is one of the 73 questions that "vogue" magazine put to fashion icon victoria beckham in the latest edition of its web series, 73 questions, victoria gave us a tour of her new london shop. here's the first look at 73 questions. bln london shop. now here's the first look. >> what's one question you like to be asked for often? >> would you like an early night. >> what's a question you hate being asked? why don't you smile. i'm smiling on the inside. >> what's your perfect date? >> a night in with my husband. >> do you believe in love at first sight? >> absolutely. >> what made you fall in love with david? >> duh. >> what's your favorite animal print? >> leopard. >> if your life were a movie what would the title be.
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>> the hunger games. >> if you could bring back a look from your 20s, what would you bring back? >> none. have you seen the spice girls films? >> i think she's got it set. >> i'm going to work in i have a responsibility to the fashion industry. just for anything. i have a responsibility to the fashion industry. by the way if you want to hear more of her questions, visit today.com. that's "what's trending" today. you've heard of the kiss cam, right? one nba team has now taken match making to a whole different level. hosting what is believed to be the first-ever tinder night at a major sporting event. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest. >> this is now doubt a marketing ploy to get people in the seats but it started trending on twitter here in atlanta giving new meaning to pick-up basketball.
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>> reporter: at phillips arena, the players weren't the only ones looking to score. >> really looking to find a girl to take home tonight and watch a movie and snuggle up on the couch. >> reporter: you really expect me to believe that? >> not at all. >> reporter: call it the new version of the kiss cam. the atlanta hawks inviting fans to use tinder to make their own love connection. >> we see this as the digital version of bringing people together. >> reporter: first the jumbotron announcement. then tinder users packed the so-called love lounge for a unique kind of speed dating. for the uninitiated, here's how it works. after you download the app, the phone's gps feature finds other tinder users nearby. their pictures pop up. if you're interested in someone, you swipe to the right. if not, swipe left. >> it's definitely judging a book by its cover. but i don't care. >> reporter: launched two years ago, tinder has exploded. >> every day on tinder there's over 20 million matches per day.
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it and other apps like hinge, blendr, and glimpse are changing the way people meet. >> technology has to be a part of your dating life if you are a single american. >> reporter: back at the game, the experiment paid off with tinder users courtney and ian. what's next? >> dinner. >> marriage. >> reporter: and it remains to be seen whether this idea might catch on with other teams or leagues. by the way, as you can see on the score board behind me the hawks won the game last night. not sure how many people in that love lounge were really paying attention. matt? >> maybe they scored in their own way. >> gabe, thank you very much. let's go over to savannah. >> thanks. and now to our special guest all morning long mr. garth brooks. the biggest name and success story in country music history. take a look. ♪ the thunder rolls ♪
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♪ and the lightning strike ♪ >> reporter: garth brooks is the top selling country artist of all time. he has sold over 134 million albums and has received every accolade and award the music world has to give. but in 2001 at the age of 38 he retired and moved to oklahoma to become a full-time dad to his three daughters. now with his youngest off to college, brooks is back to work. he just released his first studio album in 13 years. "man against machine." it immediately went to number one and has remained there for six weeks. his current world tour with his superstar wife trisha yearwood is breaking selling records. ♪ friends in low places ♪
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>> reporter: this country sensation is back better than ever. ♪ i've got friends in low places ♪ >> i just love that. >> it's awesome. >> i haven't worked since i was 19. that's fantastic. >> it's amazing. you've been out of the game since 2001. you come back your record is now selling a million copies. certified platinum. not too shabby a way to come back. >> very sweet. the greatest gift i've ever received was the time off to raise our kids. but i've got to tell you, very second the next greatest gift i received was the chance to do it again. we're having a great time. >> i was thinking about what you did. in 2001 you're agentt the height of your popularity and you say i'm going to stop pause, take these yooers off and be with my children. i mean take us through that decision-making process. was it a hard decision to make? >> it wasn't a hard decision to make. one of the key things, in that time i kind of took it all on. i lost my mom which was my
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biggest fan, sweet, sweet woman. and that was your confidence. two, going through a divorce. and i decided that it was time for us to end it and i couldn't depend on her to carry my weight anymore. so we moved back to oklahoma to raise our kids and i got to tell you, i never wish divorce on anybody. but for this occasion when miss yearwood went into the picture, it was pretty cool. nobody ever got left out. and then here comes smartphones which was great. you could be watching one of your child do things while you could wash watch the other. >> should we look back at think about the time with garth brooks at home going to pta meetings and stuff like that? >> you go to booster club meetings. you're a soccer mom. that's what you're doing. greatest time of my life. no offense to music at all. but the greatest gig on the planet is being a dad. >> you still doing the crowd surfing stuff? >> not at this weight. i'll have to lose weight for that. >> it is great to have you here
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this morning. thank you very much. we'll hear you sing in a little bit. >> i look forward to it. >> over to you. we have a series starting today trying to help you with the new year's resolutions. saving more money is always a big one. this morning we have five things you can do right now. but first, where americans are spending their hard-earned dollars. the average household in the u.s. made almost $54,000 in 2014. the good news is that number is rising. so where does our money go? well, about 30% of our income covers the roofs over our head. the food we eat at home comes out to about 550 a month. and we spent more on beef than pork or poultry. nearly $9,000 spent on transportation. health care comes to about $3500 a year. and if you have kids forget it. raising a child born in 2013 for example, would cost you
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nearly $250,000 by the time that child is 18 years old. and then there are all those extra hidden fees. we spend $7 billion a year on atm fees and nearly $50 billion on credit card interest. so how can we save? it's interesting to see. jean chatzky is "today's" financial editor. let's start over here. you've got things people want to do. start a savings account. >> i want them to start a separate savings account. i don't want this to be linked to your checking account so you see the money when you go to the atm. that's like a license to spend. just go to the bank and say delink them. >> all right. make sure that even if you want to you can't take that atm to a machine and take money out of that account. >> exactly. >> all right. you also want people -- we've been talking about gas price coming down. that's good news. more money in people's pockets. you want them to do something with it. >> i want them to save it.
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it's a lot more. according to aaa it's $610 a year on average. if you've got two cars you're saving more. think about how often you go to the pump to fill up your car. every single time you're going to save $15 to $30. schedule an automatic transfer for that amount of money into your savings account. >> don't buy a latte and waste that money. >> no. these are set it and forget it savings maneuvers. you want to to do them automatically. >> the next one is an asset called saved plus. does it do? >> it says how much do you want to save based on the amount of money you're spending. so you download the app, you set a percentage 1% 5% 10%. then the money moves automatically into your savings on a weekly basis based on the amount you're spending. this is a great app for people who don't have a retirement account. you can really save a lot of money. average last year was $4,000. you can use it to open an ira.
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>> so the theme so far is make it foolproof so you can't mess it up. >> you do things one time and it just happens. >> let's go to 401(k) plans. you want them to up it by 1%. that doesn't sound like a lot. >> it adds up to about $750 a year according to the folks. just call your benefits department or go online and flip the switch. >> all right. and finally you've got a challenge for our viewers. >> i do. it's a 52-week savings challenge. couldn't be easier. in week one, this is week one. you save one dollar. week two, save two dollars. >> where are we putting it? >> where do you think? in the savings account. automatic transfers. we'll track it at today.com. look for team jean. i'll roll out a new tip every single week. and we can play along on twitter and facebook. everybody can do this together. >> $1 the first week up to $52 the 52nd week. how much will we save? >> close to $1400 this year.
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>> that's not bad. jean chatzky, thank you very much. by the way, if you'd like to join or take her challenge, head to today.com. coming up two stars of wildly popular shows. i'm going to catch up with matt leblanc. >> and we have alison williams right here of "girls" fame of "peter pan" fame. of we love you fame. we're going to talk to her and find out about everything going on in your life. but first local news and weather. that sound good? >> i'm up for it. >> garth brooks is here. >> i'm ready.
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you're watching today in the bay. >> and a very good thursday morning to you. it's 8:26. i'm sam brock. the man convicted of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a bay area symphony is expected to get sentenced today. he used the money to pay off personal debts. he also forged the signatures of two board members on the checks and ultimately found guilty of tax fraud. he faces up to 16 years behind bars. a shakeup right now for the san jose police department which means more officers on the streets, but it comes at the cost of a key division. the department is disbanding its metro unit which deals with gangs and undercover operations. officers will temporarily be assigned to street patrol. the department hopes to relaunch the unit in march.
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we may learn san francisco is going to be one of the u.s. cities in the bid for the 2024 summer olympic games. the u.s. olympic committee is meeting today in denver after hearing presentations from four cities over the course of the last month. if the committee reaches a decision, it's expected to be announced this afternoon and you know we'll bring that to you. a look at news weather, and traffic coming up momentarily. for now back to the today show. thanks for watching.
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. we are now back on the 8th of january, it is a chilly one in new york. but there are a lot of places colder than this. so our thoughts are with you this morning, fine a way 80 years ago today the king of rock 'n' roll was born emvis presley. >> that's right, coming up we will head as to braceland with an exclusive live interview with
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priscilla presley. >> fall in love with you. >> suspicious minds. >> i love "suspicious minds." >> okay. meanwhile, how is this for a triple threat matt leblanc allison williams and, of course mr. garth brooks. we will talk to the tv stars and garth will be performing in the next half hour all live. >> mr. roker, how about a check of that weather? >> let's show you what we got going on sunshine in the gulf freezing conditions freezy fog in the southwest, not a freezing frog up here we would have freezing frogs, a clipper through the great lakes, mid-atlantic states tomorrow that lake effect snow cranks back up again, plenty of sunshine in the pacific northwest t. temperatures moderate into the southeast atlanta tomorrow getting up to 42 degrees, still chilly though in the plains happy thursday i'm meteorologist christina loren.
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comfortable, noticeably cooler than yesterday. onshore flow strengthened overnight, providing us with better air quality. we'll likely be sparing the air heading into today, maybe even tomorrow, but looking good to get out of that spare the air mode into the weekend where temperatures return to average this time of year. by monday looking good. comfortable, lots of sunshine. still expecting the storm track to return next week. that's your latest weather. in the words of tom cruise matt matt. >> appreciate it. matt leblanc gamd fame for his role on his sit-c om "friends." he is winning fans with his new series "episodes." in season four with efind matt facing a bit of financial troubles. take a look. >> you go along, thinking everything is great. i mean not the stupid show. you wake up one day and half your money is gone just gone.
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>> wait i'm sorry, say what? >> what? >> you said half half your money is gone? >> yeah. >> oh. you made it sound like he took everything. >> didn't he? yeah. >> well. >> matt how are you in. >> i'm good good to see you again, it's been too long. >> i looked back at our last interview, i said come back and see us soon. that was ten years ago, what is your definition of soon? >> ten years, apparently. >> how have you been? >> i have been good i have been good. a lots happened since then yeah life is good. >> so the fourth season of "episodes." you had all kind of chances to do things after "friend" and the show here on nbc. what made you want to play a show playing a fictional version of matt leblanc? >> well i think the thing that was the deal breaker for me was david crane and jeffrey cleric. david created "trends" and called me and said we got
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another idea. i said well that last one worked out okay i'm in. they said do you want to hear the idea first? i said "okay." so they pitched me the whole season at lunch, not just the pilot. they had the whole thing, no notes, off the top of their heads, it's blow-by-blow. i was so impressed. >> you have been very careful to make people understand it is a fictional matt leblanc there are big differences between you, the guy i'm sitting across from and the guy i watch on" episodes." what's the major difference? >> hmm. i think i'm a little more responsible, hopefully, than he is. >> this matt leblanc. >> this matt leblanc. i don't think i'm as probably not as fun to hang out with. he's really manufactured and it's been really 21 to play and be the brunt of all these jokes. i've always said about this part playing myself that i don't mind being the brunt of the joke if it's a great joke. thus far, they have been pretty
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strong. >> in terms of a work experience when you have a history of being a part of "friend" which is a show of lightening in a bottle in many ways and becomes iconic. is it hard to find another working experience i'm not talking about a product, actually the experience of producing and doing a show that comes close to that? >> well yeah. i mean look i don't think anything is going to be like that was. that was a very very special thing that the six of us had together. . i actually had dinner with david schwimer last night. he said to say hi. >> tell him hi please back. >> it was a very very special awesome ten years. to try to find that again, it feel really lucky to have found that once. this is a fun show to work on. it's exciting the cast is great. it's great in a different way, you know. >> it's interesting "friends" the entire series is now on netflix. >> yeah. >> so people are binge watching ten seasons of "friend." have you done that sat down on
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one afternoon and binge watched a season? >> oh. >> please tell me no. >> that's a lot of. if i'm flipping the channel. it's on i'm see which one it is and say, oh look how young i am there. i'll look in the mirror and say, whew i'm getting old. >> you say you are flipping the channel. are you a big consumer of television? in there yeah there is nothing i'm watching regularly. i'm ray mazed the amount of content, when we were doing that there were like four station, remember when "friends" started, everyone had a bigger share of the whole pie. now there are so many "options action" as a viewer that i can't decide what to watch, i end up watching nothing, i'm skipping around. >> what you are doing is working. four season of "episodes." it's great to have you back i don't want to say come back and see us soon i won't be here by that time. >> you have to say tomorrow then it will be a couple of
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years. my pleasure. >> you can catch the premier of "episodes" sunday night on showtime. coming up next priscilla presley from graceland, talking about what
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. we are back at 8:39. hard to believe, but elvis presley would have turned 80-years-old his legs a has lived on. a big celebration alt his legendary home graceland, his former wife priscilla presley is there. good morning. it's good to see you. >> thank you, good morning to you. >> just thinking about elvis being 80-years-old had he lived, i think a lot of us go, where wow, where did the time go? what are you feeling as you mark this day? >> just that where did the time go? it's hard to believe, 80 years old, it makes you realize how
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young he was when he pass which was only 42. that to me is mind boggling the fact that he was so young when he passed. i feel he had so much he wanted to do. >> do you ever think what how he would have lived his life if he had that chance in. >> i think definitely music would always be in his life. it was in his blood, it was who he was truly. he enjoyed being who he was. i think to continue his music was something he would do whether, probably going more into gospel music. that was what he always played and loved to be around. it was inspiration am. he wanted to be a gospel singer. >> i can't help but notice you got the christmas tree behind you at graceland. there is a good reason for that on january 8th radio it? >> yes, elvis loved the holidays especially christmas. he was more a giver than a receiver and the dining room was flooded with people as well as the living room with friends and
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family. so he enjoyed giving out gifts. so he always kept up the tree on his birthday as well. he's still here today. >> still there. looks beautiful, a great way to honor him. there are a lot of ways graceland is honoring him over the next couple of days can you tell me what you guys are doing? >> yes, it's four days of events to music to dancing, to movie screening at the symphony orchestra playing. four fun full days. we have wonderful things here at graceland, television was always on top of the game with technology. now we incorporated new ipads that take you on a journey that you can't off on the audio tour which takes to you home movies family events concerts outtakes so it's a whole new thing and kids are loving it which reminds me that this generation now, oh our
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visitors obviously, a little under our visitorship as elvis had already passed and they're now discovering elvis and through these ipads, because they get to go and take them. . they know how to use them more than we do actually. they go everywhere on the tour and on the journey all around graceland. so we have good nice things that's expanding and taking us into new technology. >> it's amazing what staying power he has. you by the way have four grandchildren, any of them have the musical gone you can tell? >> oh i think there is definitely some talent there. in fact we have our proclamation of elvis presley day coming up later this morning. so it's about what 4 degrees out. so we're hoping all the fans will be there they're coming from all over europe asia australia. this is a big day, thousands of fans will be here to celebrate his 80th birthday. >> it's great to take a pause,
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think about him and his contribution to music. priscilla, thaumpth for being with us. i really present it. >> thank you so much. thank you. >> just ahead, allison williams on the success of girls, "peter pan live" and what she is planning next. first this is "today" on nbc. [ music playing ] ♪ food is more than just a meal. ♪ food is love. at monsanto, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, balanced meal. and a future that sustains us all. it's time for a bigger discussion about food. be part of the conversation at discover.monsanto.com
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♪ an american girl ♪ we're back at 8:45. it's been what four years since we met marnie michaels on the hit hbo show "girls." and in the new season we find her pursuing her dreams of a music career while yet in another complex situation with a boy. ♪ ♪ and all i want is ♪ >> what? what's going on? >> nothing. >> things don't have to be weird between us. >> it's not weird. >> okay, but if things are weird, let's, like, acknowledge it. >> there's nothing to acknowledge. okay?
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>> what's happening there, allison? >> just a normal relationship. >> making the same mistake, not you, is marnie making the same mistakes? >> yeah, yeah always. i think that's one of the more relatable things about her is that she does make the same mistakes more than once. what human only does things once and learned that lesson? never again. >> i jumped right into the interview. i didn't say allison williams good to see you. pleasure. here's some news. "girls" has already been renewed for the fifth season and the fourth season hasn't even begun yet. >> it's so exciting. we were all sitting on monday night waiting for the premiere and our bosses came out and said we liked the season so much we want another one. >> that means you can phone it in. you can slack. >> i'm going to play shoshana an entirely different characters. no, i'm so excited. it means that i don't have to do all the weird, superstitious things whenever i talk about the future of the show. >> lena was here yesterday. and savannah asked her given a letter grade for the girls and
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how they are in this season i think she said you start the season as a "b" or a "c" but you end up as an "a" minus. >> it's different. that's a change. of course when she starts the season out, it's a little touch and go. she knows she wants to be a season and date desi which is an improvement. the problem is the music world might not want her back and desi might also not want her back. so it's a conundrum. >> i don't want to get you in trouble with your friends on "girls," but you have a lot of -- just look at this year alone. >> yes. >> okay the things that have happened for you with "peter pan" and other things. so i guess what i want to ask you is bluntly, when are you going to leave the mother ship? >> oh my god, never. >> but you know sooner or later aren't you going to have to make a choice and start to pursue some of these other things full time? >> you know the beauty of this show is that's kind of not the case. sometimes on a show where you're shooting 23 episodes and you're shooting hour-long episodes,
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that takes over your whole life. we shoot -- it's like summer camp. we shoot from april to august. and then we're done. so i have the whole rest of the year to do awesome things like "peter pan." >> right. and that was the last time you were here, by the way, just before you were about to do the live "peter pan." let me just ask you, how did you think it went? >> i was so happy with how it went. i can't tell you how many things could have gone wrong but didn't. it's kind of unbelievable given the flying and all of the choreography and the singing and the walking and just everybody. i mean i'm so happy. >> i loved a little portion of "the new york times" review. can i read that? >> yes. >> allison williams ruined hate watching. do you know that's the best compliment anyone can ever pay you? >> it is the best compliment. and the way i found out was i wasn't going to read any of the reviews or anything. and that morning i got a call from my publicist. she just said, have you seen "the times"? and those are the scariest words in the english language. no? why are you calling me? she read it to me.
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i had to sit down. you hope for good or bad, but that says so specific and so exactly what i was hoping to do that it took my breath away. >> let's end with the allison williams speed round. i'm going to ask you questions or just say things. you tell me the first thing that comes to your mind. you get to pick the fifth once. you get to pass once. okay? >> yes. >> an allison williams album. >> "sunday." oh, it's not just one-word answers. >> this year? >> probably not this year but someday soon i'd love to. >> a duet with your dad. >> private. >> your first movie role. >> soon also i hope. >> yeah? do you have something in the works? >> i don't but i'm always looking. >> you're smiling. you do. >> no i'm always conniving for something, you know. you know yeah always trying. >> your mom. >> the best. brilliant, supportive, the real brains of the outfit of the collective williams outfit. >> allison williams gets married. >> that will happen. >> i expected you to take the fifth on that one.
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>> no i mean that's the natural progression. this isn't just, like, a nice piece of jewelry. >> you didn't borrow that from a stylist? >> no, i didn't borrow it from a stylist. the only thing that doesn't go back. >> are you going to join twitter this year? >> probably not. instagram is plenty of space for myself to get in trouble. >> you didn't take the fifth once. >> well, you know. >> i made it easy. >> you did. >> allison, good to see you. congratulations. >> thank you. >> the new season of "girls" premieres sunday night on hbo. next garth brooks performs for a very special audience. first this is "today" on nbc. "today" on
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all right. we're in the middle of our garth brooks takeover. his new album man against machine is no. 1 on the country charts for a sixth straight week. >> isn't that nice? >> that's better than nice. >> that doesn't happen very often. you know when an artist comes to this show we haven't seen you in a while, we like to give you a parting gift. usually, savannah likes to give them a self portrait. >> i feel they treasure it so much. >> i hope it's of you. you mean of me? >> no of her. >> it's a little bigger.
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oh no it's a platinum record! oh! >> merry christmas! >> that is very cool. [ applause ] >> that is very cool. >> do you have room for it in the house in. >> i think so. if not, we'll make room for sure. i never thought i'd see another one of those, that's cool. thank god. >> thank you. >> now you have to work for it. >> that's right. >> it doesn't get better than this. we will say for these people here ladies and gentlemen, garth brooks. ♪. >> these people have been cool enough everybody is bringing their moms. i will ask you if you want to come on in you guys can come on in. ♪ little baby told god, hey, i'm kind of scared ♪ don't really know if i want to
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go down there. ♪ from here it looks like a little blue ball ♪ but that's a great big place ♪ and i'm so small ♪ why can't i just ♪ stay here with you ♪ did i make you mad ♪ don't you want me too ♪ and god said oh child ♪ of course i do ♪ but there's somebody special that's waiting for you ♪ so hush now, baby ♪ don't you cry ♪ 'cause there's someone down there waiting ♪ whose only goal in life ♪ is making sure you're always ♪ going to be all right ♪ a loving angel tender and
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strong ♪ it's almost time to go meet your mom ♪ now when she's talking to you ♪ make sure you listen close ♪ 'cause she's going to teach you everything ♪ you'll ever need to know ♪ like how to mind your manners ♪ to love this life and dream ♪ she'll put you on the path ♪ that will bring you back to me ♪ so hush now, little baby ♪ don't you cry ♪ 'cause there's someone down there ♪ waiting whose only goal in life ♪ is making sure you're always going to be all right ♪ a loving angel tender tough
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and strong ♪ come on child, it's time ♪ to meet your mom ♪ [ applause ] >> oh. >> garth brooks with some very happy moms and good morning, 8:56 right now on your thursday. we have breaking news significant news from d.c. to tell you about that's going to shake up california's political landscape. democratic senator barbara boxer will not be seeking re-election in 2016 instead choosing to retire after four terms in the senate. the announcement came courtesy of a youtube video where boxer appeared with her grandson earlier today. boxer staked out her legacy on issues such as gun control and
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abortion rights where she was a staunch reporter. boxer and dianne feinstein were elected back in 1992. we will have much more local news coming up in just about 25 minutes. also a look at weather and traffic. see you then.
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is "today's" take with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>ood morning, good freezing morning. >> the country came out in all of us. oh my gosh the tears were flying. >> i literally i stayed up in my dressing room. i knew if i was down here i would lose it. >> oh my gosh. i lost it up in my dressing room. everybody on the staff who brought their moms we had some of our guests on the plaza. >> he's a special guy.
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i mean, a guys guy, people always ask, how is someone behind the scenes. we have all met people that don't necessarily match the image. this guy, garth brooks he's like an an gem. he really is he is talking behind the scenes just everything. gosh. >> this is what we were talking about. just a little while ago, if you missed it. it's worth going back and rewatching it was so special. >> truly one of the nicest people. >> the word in the song though brilliant. >> you can see him during this time when he took off to take care of his daughters, you could see him in a minivan. this is a guy you would see in a minivan, picking the kids up from school. unlike me you would actually probably stop. >> make him jump and roll. >> i let them do jump and rom. hey, why do you think they have the sliding door os on the mini sand. >> garth is going to come talk with us later. he will give you advice. his kids are in college.
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>> i always stop by the grassy areas. >> you are such a kind dad. >> i love you, rom onto the grass. >> exactly. >> don't make me stop that car. >> i'll take care of you. >> we already talked to garth. he is coming up in a bit to answer viewer questions as well. >> a lot of kids actually are off of school this morning, about three-quarters of a million kids are off from school right now because of the cold here in the northeast the mid-atlantic the southeast. >> i got my six hand warmers today. they're working. >> audio hooks us up with the hand warmers. my collection kept growing. this is my first newscast we went outside. they kept piling on. >> you use these pence? >> i'm always cold even in here he wasn't here yesterday, i'm like joey i know when are you not here i don't get the hand warmers. >> because you can't walk up to the area of the 2nd floor. >> that's nice.
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>> that's what they call it now. >> a wo c ket in your pocket. >> brian parker in new york city. >> don't they turn it off? >> no they keep it going. otherwise it would freeze up. >> really? >> we got the chicago north pier. take a look at that. >> oh my god. can you almost walk across that. >> lake erie right now. >> oh. >> that looks cold. here's a car in michigan. >> that's a car? >> that's a car. >> somewhere in there. >> i think that's a kio soul. >> you don't see that car until spring right? it's like the groundhock hog, if it melts. >> we have a look at these temperatures these are wind chills. that's the air in canada 33 degrees below zero for a wmp. it's making its way down south. >> speaking of making it wet, yes, yes, here is this morning,
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let me say hi. >> give them my hand warmers. >> we were on the conference calm which you both missed. >> that's why i missed the conference call. >> i said oh my gosh people are standing outside to see the show to see garth brooks would you stand out in below zero weather for anyone? >> i feel bad, he's in here they're out there. >> don't stall. >> okay. >> where is my coat? okay. here we go. so the people out there don't know i'm coming out to distribute hand warmers. >> they deserve a lot of love. >> i like the hood. very nice. you look like you are in "game of thrones." i have a theme song instead of i got friend in low places i got friends in cold places in high heels, with no stockings on here we go here we go hey, y aall. hi what's up? oh my god.
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hi hi. all right. y a y. you came from miami? >> we're here for her birthday. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. here's a hand warmer from natalie. from al. hey, guys. hi michigan. how are you feel something. >> i'm freezing. >> okay. we did a study though you have to cover your nodes like that. . there. okay. you are so cute. >> oh thank you. >> hey, what's going on? thank you. so do you you love us that much that you would stand outside? >> yes, i'm from florida. it's 80 degrees at home. it's very cold here. >> is the entire nation here? okay. oh. here you go, hi. who are you? >> my name's cody, how are you. >> me too, let's warm up. here we go i'm running back in. by yaall him i love you.
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but i got to go. natalie, al. >> that's impressive running in high heels. >> oh my god. >> the greeting committee. >> oh. >> go go going go go! >> yeah. >> all right. >> okay! >> gosh. >> leak a marathon. >> it is so cold out there. it is freezing. >> you worked it off. you worked up a sweat. >> meanwhile. >> hi cody. >> cody was hot, right? >> you got to slow down hi cody. >> meanwhile i know i will get tweets on heck i have on no panty hose and open shoes, i hadn't planned on going outside. >> eh. >> why am i holding a mic? >> okay. you into toad come to the conference calm when i pitch bad ideas like that. >> see that's why i don't get on
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the conference calm. that's exactly why. >> okay. >> can we go some place that's a little warmer? we're going to brazil where it's actually summertime. we got some incredible video. >> good. >> you see this video, you cannot believe nobody got hurt. this woman is at her desk quietly working. >> bam. >> that's a brazilian real estate office. her co-workers everybody managed to escape. it's unbelievable when you see that how that can happen and everybody is okay. >> i always think about, you leave your housing, you say, see you later to your kid, your loved ones you never know. >> and absolutely everyone was okay? >> that's great. >> unbelievable. >> standing outside the window and the woman goes hey, cody. you never know what's going to happen. >> you never know right, okay? on a more serious note. some of the things you were
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talking about today, felicia rashad yesterday, we talked about the wife of bill cosby on that historic show gave her first time comments surrounding bill cosby, today she says she was misquoted on this interview, especially the comment that read we should forget these women who are making the allegations against bill cosby, here's what she said clarefying these comments on abe c. >> that was a misquote. >> that is not what i said. what i said is this is not about the women. this is about something else. this is about the obliteration of a legacy. what can i say to these women whom i don't know? what can i say to things that you are hearing when i'm telling you what i've seen. what i saw was fun. never anything inappropriate. this was the first time i was hearing anything like that and i
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can't even speak to those things and don't want to. >> hmm. >> interesting, the reporter roger freedman from show busy 411 says in a statement, let me clear something up. i did not misquote felicia rashad. but she didn't mean for it to be taken the way it was and i should have punctuated. i i'm sorry if the way i have presented it either one of us was forgetting. they're both saying they're right. >> you can understand put it aside, while i focus on that is that what she was saying is this. >> i guess so. >> saying yeah, let's not forget who they are, beyond these women, let's talk about his legacy. >> and he in fact mr. cosby performed in ontario, canada last night, amid there were some protests. again, not been charged. attorneys repeatedly deny these claims. >> far more people in support in going to see this show. >> the ticket were over $100.
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they spoke with a guy who was a bit conflicted but the tickets were $150 bucks, he wanted to see him. >> he performs tonight in london. it will be a larger venue. >> we will keep our eye on that. this is kind of interesting. >> how do you feel about this al? >> there is a new app called mint which is not to be confused with the financial. >> it's like peppermint. >> this mint measures how bad your breath is. supposedly there is a sensor you put in your mouth, you breathe on it and then you plug it into your phone. it gages the chemical compounds in your mouth, tells you, you are good to go or you might need a meant or you need a mint. i don't know i think if you notice people leaning away from you. >> right. or if they're offering you a mint unsolicited. >> there are some people that have haltosis.
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do you ever tell anyone? >> i offer them a meant. >> you talk like you are a significant other or your spouse or a kid. >> he's eating on you. >> i offer them a mint. they say, do i need that? just take it. >> i think a great idea. >> they tell you to lick the back of your hand let it dry, that's what your breath smells like. >> let's try that on cody. >> it's your hand your tongue. then your hand smells disgusting. you have to wash it. >> or you can have bad breath and no one knows it. go ahead, mr. roker, take it away! >> okay. you know you can tell when people are disgusted by the topic, look how many people are standing outside? it's like they said you need a mint they all left. that was the verbal version of bad breath. they all took off. >> they part like the red sea. >> bitter cold. look at this half the u.s. 200
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million people are under some sort of cold weather advisory or warning this morning and it is going to continue really through the day today. right now, these areas in pink and deeper pink mean in ten minutes, your skin freezes, you get frostbite. the lighter pink is 30 minutes. so there is a wide swath, outside, it's bad. currently cleveland feels like 22 below. it feels like 3 above in atlanta. orlando feels like 34. today the temperatures stay cold. this will be the worst of it today. happy thursday i'm meteorologist christina loren. your temperatures for today are going to remain comfortable although they will be noticeably cooler than yesterday. onshore flow has strengthened overnight, providing us with a little better air quality. we'll likely be sparing the air into today, maybe even tomorrow, but looking good to get out of
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that into your all-important weekend, where temperatures return to average for this time of year. monday looking good comfortable, lots of sunshine. still expecting the storm track to return towards the end of next week. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you mr. roker. coming up next it's not often we get to hang out with one of the biggest music stars of all time our artist in residence today has taken over. he's got a new album, just went platinum in a new tour. he's going to be joining us. he's sticking around with us all morning. we love you, garth! >> smart man. >> with the ladies. he's trackaking your questions, right after this. until boom, it's bedtime! your mattress is a battleground of thwarted desire. enter the sleep number bed. save $300 on the final close-out of the c3 queen mattress set. he's the softy. his sleep number setting is 35. you're the rock, at 60. and snoring? sleep number's even got an adjustment for that. you can only find sleep number at a sleep number store. right now find the lowest prices of the season with the c3 queen mattress set only $1199.98.
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than 60, in fact. and after some time away to raise his girls, garth is back with his first studio album in 13 years. >> "man against machine" straight to number one and has been there for six weeks and is now on the road performing for sold-out crowds with his beautiful wife, trisha yearwood. >> great to see you. >> great to be seen. >> elvis presley, the beatles, garth brooks. >> which one of these three does not fit? >> no! >> how does that feel? >> it feels great. i'll never compare myself with those two, but it's great to be mentioned in the same breath. >> you took 13 years off to help raise your girls. you stayed home with them. and now you're back out on the road with your lovely wife miss trisha yearwood, you still call her miss yearwood. >> that's how you knew her
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forever. and so when we got married, it was kind of hard to break. she keeps going, tricia please. >> i know you, man, i'm your wife. >> i'm going to get my husband into that habit. >> in other words, not calling you princess anymore. >> so al was talking earlier about being the dad who drops off the kids. he says he doesn't stop. day drop and roll. >> it's quicker that way. >> your youngest is now in college. what were those years like to be able to have that luxury of being home with them? >> the greatest thing on the planet. and just watching my mom and dad, and my mom and dad kept saying, it's over like that. and i was like there's nothing that can be over like that. so enjoy every minute and enjoy every heartache, but enjoy those. and heartaches with them are a lot better than nothing without them. it's the greatest gift i've ever been given, being a dad. >> there were so many amazing
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signs -- speaking of being dad, we just saw you performing "mom" and brought everyone to tears. what is it like for you to know that effect you have on people and do you have a favorite of your own? >> i think take garth brooks out of it and take the music, i didn't write "mom," but it's "dance," off the very first album, 100 years ago, but it has stood the test of time. >> as you noticed -- >> i was walking -- >> i walked -- >> she's going to the orange room. >> they told me to walk over. >> you're performing -- you're touring with trish, trisha yearwood, your wife what is that like? i mean you profess, you had the first picture that you guys when you first met at 27 27 years ago. >> yeah keep it on my phone. we've been best buddies forever and just work mates. and as you start to get older and start thinking about how you want to spend the rest of your life and enjoy every second with
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her. i don't care if it's touring or going to the dentist, that woman makes things fun. >> still that love. let's go to tamron. >> i was walking into the orange room not away from the great garth brooks. but here's a question we have some from fans. take a listen. >> what's your kids' favorite song of yours? >> first of all, i feel bad that a child that young, "friends in low places," especially for the lyrics in that. but i think "the dance," is still mine. but i've got to tell you, the greatest song to play live when you see "callin' baton rouge" coming up and know those people will go to another level, you know that's what it's all about. >> and going back home to oklahoma to perform, tulsa's next. >> very sweet. you want to mean the most to the people you were raised around. because heir the ones that see you as an everyday guy. so for them to treat you like something special is a sweet, sweet gift. they're re-naming all the sweet
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signs is. so it's very sweet. >> well-deserved. you deserve it, my friend. >> again, the album, "man against machine," number one. we're back after this. you give... and you give...
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of dark spots and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. high performance skincare™ only from roc®. you're watching today in the bay. >> good thursday morning. it's 9:26 i'm sam brock. we begin right now with the developing story, word that u.s. senator barbara boxer is not running for re-election in 2016. >> the fact that i am never going to retire, the work is still important, but i will not be running for the senate in 2016. >> that's boxer with her grandson. she made the announcement in a youtube video while being interviewed by her grandson. this is boxer's fourth term in office. she was first elected in 1992. prior to that she served in the house of representatives for a decade before embarking on her senate career. also a shakeup for the san jose police department means more officers on the streets, but it comes at the cost of a key division. the department is disbanding its metro unit which deals with
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gangs and undercover operations. officers will temporarily be assigned to street patrol. and two bay area people monitored for possible exposure to measles. nine people are believed to have contracted the measles while visiting the magic kingdom in mid-december. we may learn if san francisco will earn the u.s. selection for the bid for the 2024 summer olympic games. the olympic committee is meeting today in denver after hearing presentations from four cities total this month, including san francisco. certainly, we'll keep you posted on that. also a look at weather coming up after this break.
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welcome back now, i'm meteorologist christina loren. change is in the works. seeing better air quality, a lot of improvement. still sparing the air, but you'll notice the clouds increasing steadily as we head throughout the day today, stronger onshore flow means cooler temperatures and much better air quality, especially as it continues to get stronger into the upcoming weekend.
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for today, temperatures staying above average. usually we hit about 58 degrees. today about 68. in the south bay, peninsula's at 66 degrees and low to mid 60s coming your way across the board. take a look at the north bay. we started out in the 30s. what a nice rebound up to 69 degrees. highs this time of year coming in about 2:00 days have been very short. getting into this weekend, finally going to see temperatures return to average. that means the upper 50s in san francisco. mid 60s here in the south bay and rain chance we'll talk about that today at 11:00. sam, back to you. >> christina, thank you so much. see you again in another 25 minutes for another local news update. now back to the today show.
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. >> welcome back too "today." it's thursday, january 8 2015. willie is on assignment today, a warmer place. lucky for him. today as we are listening, it would have been elvis' 80th birthday. >> ain't that something? >> it made us think about our favorite songs. >> it's throwback thursday. >> i love "falling in love." . >> a good song ♪ wise men say ♪ it's just so sing-song, lull la bye, you love it too. >> who doesn't? we share the same one. >> "suspicious minds." >> that is the song
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♪ we can't go on together ♪ with suspicious minds. >> what i loved about it in this song for some reason inexplicably i asked a number it fades out and comes back again. it's like the band started to walk away and said one more take. let's finish this out. >> we're not done. >> that's usually what happens in suspicious minds. >> you know graceland when i was going off to college, my parents grove me from temple to texas in a conversion van. a military guy has to pack everything. dad, can we stop at graceland? no we're on schedule. the only fight with my beloved dad, he would thought stop. >> i have been what's interesting is it's not as big as you think, it's kind of small. >> it's a real house. >> it's a time capsule. >> drive by. >> we'll all go let's go! have you been to fwrasland? in there i have i have been to
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the king's place. >> what's your favorite song? >> it's got to be "in the ghetto." >> help me out with a little weather here. you are heading back to oklahoma. >> yes, i am. >> when are you going back? >> tomorrow. >> we got this ice storm developing early saturday starts down in texas, by saturday archbishop starts getting into southern texas, i should say southern oklahoma and then we are looking by sunday morninging look at this. >> uh-oh. >> that will be a mess. >> you need to move that down there. >> we'll be moving up trying to move it up and away by sunday evening, it stretches from oklahoma city into the appalachians. we will be watching that. where do you go after tulsa? >> after tulsa, all the way to boston. >> all right. well the weather is looking good there. >> let's keep it that way. >> that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in happy thursday, i'm meteorologist christina loren. your temperatures for today are going to remain comfortable,
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although noticeably cooler than yesterday. onshore flow has strengthened overnight, providing us with better air quality. we'll likely be sparing the air as we head into today, maybe even tomorrow but looking good into your all-important weekend, where temperatures will return to average for this time of year. by monday looking good comfortable, lots of sunshine. still expecting the storm track to return towards the end of next week. . >> hand the is your latest weather. i am so excited. >> phenomenal. thanks al remember everything you need to know about life we learned in kindergarten? well for comedian pat oswald he learned everything from movies lots and lots of movies. >> over the years, that obsession influenced his career as a performer with countless stand ups and stints including his memorable role as s spence
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on "king and queens. >> the adorable rat from ratatouie. good to see you. >> how are you doing, guys? what's happening? are they wait a minute. >> this is your life. >> oh my god. >> my gosh. >> is there anyway to projectlet that on the wall next to my bed every morning i get up? that's amazing, that would make me up. my name burned onto the wall. wow! in there would that be great? did you ever imagine you would be the voice of a hugely popular disney character is this. >> no i didn't think the disney folks would look at my stand-up and say, yeah that itself the adorable animal that we could have. according to brad byrd he made a pencil test of the rat doing one of my routines that's the voice i want. then disney were saying is he going to curse that much?
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no i you want to show you the voice works. >> i close my eyes right now i see remy. >> wait the rat? >> you use the word "addiction." that's the name of the book talk about your love of film. is this a spec time in your life that you are talking about? how many films are we talking about? >> at my worst i saw 261 movies in one year just in theaters. just going to theaters. >> wow. >> i know there is a lot of new yorkers right now going, that's nothing. because this is the c iiinemania capital. >> do you have a movie rich warm. do you have to have bop corn gum my bears? a middle seat back seat? what's your ritual?
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>> my one ritual if i miss a second it doesn't count then i also had the popcorn red vines and sprite. for some reason those three taste itself in a second quarter lar fashion was the a big deal. my saddest ritual was a lot of these movies i have these five movie books, classic ones cult movies by danny perry encyclopedia if anyof those were in those, i put a star and the date i saw them. it was told ocd behavior. >> what movie taught you the most untaught lesson in life? >> i remember when i saw the "seventh seal." i fixed i should see it, it's a classic, it will be a griempbltd i was shocked at how funny it is, how satirical.
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it's almost like a monty python film. people see that image, it's dark grim. he is cracking jokes. it's weird. it's a hilarious movie. >> do you have favorite? >> "the searchers." john forge "the searchers" it got remade constantly in the '70s, hard core laugh-in all the young directors remade that movie over and over again. >> what do you have coming out in 2015? >> 2015 i'm doing carnegie hall tomorrow night. >> congratulations. >> then i don't know what i'm doing after that. that's all i'm focused on now. >> how do you get to carnegie hall? >> practice! >> and we're so sorry for that. the book is called "silver screen [richard] on the one hand, you have
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. now to our series start today, if your resolution was to cut your spending and save money here. >> we have way togs save in the palm of your hand. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> let's launch in, first off raise, that's an app. >> raise is an app that is a gift card app. you can buy gift cards, you can sell gift cards, $760 million is expected to go wasted on gift card if you have them to sell this is a good marketplace to do it. the best is you can be in a store in a line and say i want to save some money on my duncan donuts coffee or my home depot purchases. you can buy a gift card and save 10 or 12%. it puts a gift card in your
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virtual wallet. you show the card at i don't know if we can pull it up. you show the card at your point of purchase and you are good to go. >> great. i love that. next one is level money. this shows you how much spendable money you really have. it's like the cash in your accounts then? >> like the cash in your wallet. essentially. so you set this up by telling it this is how much i earn. this is how much i spend on my regular monthly bills. this is how much i want to save. it calculates this is what's left on a monthly basis and on a weekly basis and a daily basis. >> it's a budget right? >> i have a camera. okay great. so this is your spendable money. i don't know if we can see that. there it is. this is your spendable money. if have you money left over at the end of the month, it's kind of like rollover minute it tells you what kind of a good job you did in the month before. >> i love that. awesome. next up bill guard.
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it keeps track of your accounts is this. >> it does keep track. we are in this era of data breaches. we know there are more data breaches every single year. it's important to keep track of your transactions and you were the one spending this money. for example, few take a shot of this you can see these different transactions it's kind of tinderlike if it's rights you swipe right, if not, you swipe left. can you dispute the charge right from within the app. get in touch with that merchant. >> if you are on vacation you never know the charges i doandentity think theft and that stuff. >> we will tweet them out. >> we will get your weekend [ kevin ] this is connolly cameron, zach, and clementine. we have a serious hairball issue. we clean it up, turn around and there it is again. it's scary. little bit in my eye. [ michelle
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hello. >> she wants me the wear leather pants. no it's not happening. >> we will discuss that meanwhile, it's time for your weekend jump start. there is no shortage of fun when it comes to movies music and more. >> the west coast editor entertainment, andrea manziel, good to see you. we partnered with you guys for take your pick for the golden globe itself. yesterday, we revealed our picks. who are the viewers voting for? >> the viewers are voting for "orange is the next black." "game of thrones," "boyhood" for best drama an "into the woods" for best musical comedy. >> meanwhile, let's start with tv the golden globes awards
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i'm so excited. >> amy and tina are back hosting. that's what i'm looking forward to. it's something last time. so you got to soak it up. everybody loved being around. >> they loved him, including our favorite george clooney who will be there. >> with my twin. >> amal. >> he's getting the cecilb. demille award. >> i think she will steal the show. >> you went out on a littleb for that one. >> jennifer aniston and new names in there. >> jennifer aniston had almost a career transformation with "cake" she is presenting with matthew mcconaughey at the show. >> all right, all right, all right. >> we have gina rodriguez, jeff friday tambor.
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>> natalie, carson will be on the red carpet. you will be there in leather pants. >> okay. movies moving on. liam neason in "taken 3." it grossed $76 million world wide. this time it's not his daughter or wife. he is now on the run. he gets blamed for his ex-wife's murder. he is escaping the feds the cia. he is now defending his own honor and it's the end to what has become a trilogy of liam n eason kicking butt. >> "selma" is taking it by storm. >> it's gotten such a combuz.
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>> this is 1 huft% approval on rotten tomatos. >> they weren't allowed to write the speeches. >> you should see david oyellowo. >> reba mcintyre has a single out. >> her first single is due in april. it's like a breakup and it's telling girls get out there, have a good time. it leads up to her las vegas residency this summer with brooks and dunn at caesar's palace. she is having quite a year. >> let's move on to apps, tell us about true key. >> how many times can you name the street you grew up on? we have so many passwords. it came out from intel. it takes a picture of your face true key it logs you into all your different websites. it's free for up to 15 passwords. yep, an annual subscription runs
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you about $20 bucks. think of how many different websites you have to come up with to keep your life in order. >> you snap a picture. >> it takes a picture and uses that to lock you in. >> what if you make a mask of somebody else's face? >> what happens you get botox? i don't know. >> our book favorite. >> "girl on the train." this is being called the new "gone girl." this has three unreliable narrators, a girl goes missing. i think you will see this on planes trains and automobiles.
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. does it get any better than this hoda ho? >> pardon me a
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you're watching today in the bay. >> and a very good morning to you on your thursday. it's 9:56. i'm sam brock. we begin with a developing story. word that u.s. senator barbara boxer is not going to be running for re-election in 2016. boxer made the announcement in a video this morning. this represents boxer's fourth term in office right now.
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first elected in 1992 boxer also served in the house of representatives for a decade before embarking on her senate career. meantime another crowded meeting expected today in gilroy to discuss the sale of four bay area hospitals. one facility o'connor hospital in san jose hosted a hearing yesterday. in all six medical centers statewide are being sold. the buyer is a for profit company, prime health care. that deal needs approval to go through. today's meeting takes place at another hospital for sale st. louis hospital. gear heads are no doubt getting ready for the start of the 2015 silicon valley international auto show at the san jose convention center running from today through sunday. go there and find everything from exotic cars vintage rides, and alternative fuel vehicles. general admission is $11. now turning over to the high engine machine, christina loren. >> well oiled team is how i like to think of it sam. good morning to you.
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some improvement in our air quality over the past 24 hours, although we are still sparing the air. that's likely the case for tomorrow as well with much improvement expected as we get into this weekend, but look at these temperatures hard to beat these numbers. 68 degrees today in the south bay, 66 right on the peninsula. you hit the low 60s, even on the east shore and in san francisco. as we get through tomorrow temperatures are going to drop off more as onshore flow strengthens for us also translating to cleaner air around here as the wind gets going. saturday into sunday looking goods towards a nice comfortable weekend. south bay chilly in san francisco with the 50s returning, then we have rain in the forecast. we'll talk about that today at 11:00. back to you. >> thank you very much christina. see you again in 25 minutes with more news.
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ i got friends ♪ >> okay. it is a great day around here. >> you call me kathie lee. >> thirsty thursday january 8th, garth brooks the legend is sitting here in kathie lee's chair. okay our staff is dressed up like they have never been dressed before. i want to point that out. i don't know if you can see amanda and joanne all dressed up over there. but they are. we have got a bunch of women in the audience who never come to
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watch our show. and on this side we have got camera crews from -- i don't know where, i think "access hollywoodle had hollywood," "extra." are you so happy? you're back at it. you're back on tour. i heard a number that was surprising. i didn't realize this but of the three top selling artists ever according to our iaa, it is elvis, it is the beatles, and it's garth brooks. >> isn't that crazy? >> is that crazy? >> just a reflection of how large the country music audience is out there. they take great care of me. >> that's amazing. i'm sitting here and remembering at one point, your wife was sitting here co-hosting with me trisha yearwood. >> yes. her drink of choice was an interesting one. >> right. >> what is your wife's drink of choice? >> my wife's drink of choice
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would be rumpelman's. it depends. if it is a night of impersonations it is rumpelman's. >> what is that? >> it is a high octane not a friend to my wife. >> she's a trip by the way. >> she is. we celebrated nine years. i carry a picture around with me. we met in '87. i have a picture of the day we met. she's been a great friend and sometimes you're lucky and you get to marry your best friend. it is good. >> you guys go on tour and you start off the tour and she comes in the middle and you button it up? >> we got to do it together and just go out and hit it and i got to tell you, it is cool. when you're doing your thing, you look out and people are, like oh yeah. and she walks on stage, everybody does the -- oh. here comes the whole band just stands up a little straighter and everybody gets a little --
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she comes out and belts it out. it is cool. >> when you're in concert and like when you're here, by the way, you look everyone in the eye, you are not only -- people ask you a million questions, one thing i noticed is you turn to everybody and you say how many kids do you have. you connect when you're performing. it looks like you're making eye contact all the way around. what is happening up on stage? >> i love people. i have the most faith in us. i think we're going to end up -- we're going to make it as a people. but when i was a kid, freddie mercury was my guy. freddie mercury and queen. and tammy sherman my high school sweetheart surprised me with tickets to see queen. all i wanted was for him to look at me for three seconds so i could go thank you, you know just thank you. you're kind of like the background music of my life. and i go to george strait want to do the same thing there. and when you realize our on the stage, you're looking out there for that reason but the weird thing is now you're looking out to make eye contact to go thank
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you. thank you for my life. thank you for getting to do this. because this is a cool way to spend your days. >> wow. i don't know. i'm getting misty, but i am. i must be hormonal. okay. so it is cold out. we want to switch gears a little bit. they took down our tree. did you see the rockefeller tree? you saw it. it is down. >> the queen -- she was there the night they lit it up. >> that's right. that's right. so the tree is gone. and it was so cold out. i think it was minus what was it eight or nine. who knows. minus eight. it was freezing. so we want to do a little test to find out how cold it was. we put a cup of coffee a glass of wine and a bottle of water outside in the freezing cold and we wanted to do a taste test. a test. what did you find? >> it froze. the bottle of water, glacier on top. hot cup of coffee rock solid. >> frozen? >> and the wine -- >> look at that. >> just a perfect amount of ice.
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>> are you old enough to drink? >> absolutely. >> i'm a little concerned about our drinking issue. cheers. thanks alex. thanks so much. >> you must drink after a toast. bad luck. >> well giddy up. >> here we go. bigger drink than that. okay. here's to health and love. >> health and love. >> so happy. okay. so elvis would have been 80 years old. were you an elvis fan? >> my wife the biggest elvis fan on the planet. >> really? what is her song? what does she like? >> she likes them all. she has -- she has the lps. loves them. and i'm lucky enough that the guy that plays piano on the record played the dance, plays all these things that miss maggie would know he was elvis -- >> you're kidding. >> it is neat to get in that bridge. he'll bring pictures in.
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just casual pictures shot in the studio. this guy was beautiful. just perfect. might be the perfect human being just the way he looked and everything. and of course as big as he is he is -- not that he would be he is. he's still alive. he's the king. >> he is. we wondered what he would look like today and they have all these weird kind of computer things they can do. so this is what -- this is what they said the king would look like today, given everything that was going on. that's -- according to some software group calls sacks media. that's him. >> hmm. i think the king is the king. i think he would look a lot more beautiful than that. i think time would be his friend. he was one of the cool guys. >> do you have a favorite elvis song? >> mine has to be "in the ghetto". >> i think that might be -- is that number one? ♪ >> christmas. that's awesome. ♪ on a cold and gray chicago
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morning ♪ >> you got to do that. >> is that amazing? >> that's a gift from god right there. ♪ great. >> that's gorgeous. favorite food is here one of them. this is peanut butter and banana grilled up look a grilled cheese sandwich. >> really? >> want to try? >> here. i'll rip off half of it. >> thank you. thank you. >> i feel like we're on a date. because he -- >> you're going to hate later. sorry. >> speaking of dating in is an interesting thing. you talked about how you and trisha were great, great friends and there is this new study that came out that talked about how people who ended up dating their
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best friends, what happened in those situations because that can turn really great, like yours did, or it can turn out not so great. obviously you think dating a good friend is a great way to start, gives you a foundation. >> if you spend the rest of your life with somebody make sure it is a good friend. that's a great place to start. a lot of people won't take it past there, which i totally respect. scary leap. scary leap yeah. but it is -- thank god, you know i introduced her as the love of my life. she introduces me as her current husband. i do -- this is the first time in my life wherefore ever is forever is not long. i can't spend enough time with her. she's super sweet. >> forever is not long enough. is that what you said? oh, wow. doesn't make you, like not like your husband right now? boyfriend. that's the way it works out. they said in a third of the cases it works as well as your
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guys did. but women sometimes are afraid of again, ruining the friendship. i love how you call -- you call her your wife here but i was listening to a bunch of interviews you did and you call her miss yearwood. >> i knew her forever. she was married to somebody i was married to someone else and we were in the same business. her first tour was our tour '91. and the first time we ever had an opening act on tour that was that tour. so we have been together in this business long before we ever got record deals. >> i love that picture. is she neat? neat and clean? >> neat and clean, oh yeah. cleanest person you'll ever be around. >> oh. i thought she would be like me. we did this thing where we had to make over our closets. >> that way? >> that way. >> she's not great. okay wait. let's show my closet. this is what mine -- >> there you go. >> is that anything like hers? >> i can see your floor. >> well i got a closet makeover where we threw out, i don't
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know 70% -- not throw away donated. a bunch of people showed their messy closet so i wouldn't feel so bad. i wondered about trisha because she seemed like -- you're going to sing later for us. we're going to do a sing along with garth. stick around. we have a lot more -- you're co-hosting the whole show. >> yes. >> you're okay with that? "ambush makeover"s are coming up. two brave ladies brave the cold. it is all worth it. garth actually is going to help. we helped surprise them on the plaza. they must have been freaked out. anyway that happened. >> we'll be back after this. this is an allen family production. and here's why we love chex. one, we love choices like chocolate, vanilla and honey nut. two, we don't love artificial colors or flavors. does anybody? and three...it's gluten free. chex. full of what you love. free of what you don't. have you tried gluten free chex oatmeal and new chex granola mix? two more delicious reasons to love chex.
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he's been country music's star for decades. it is hard to believe garth brooks was a small town musician from oklahoma performing covers of kiss songs. needless to say, he's come a long way, baby. ♪ garth brooks is the top selling country music artist of all time. he has received every accolade and award the music world has to give. in 2001 at the age of 38 he retired and moved to oklahoma to become a full time dad to his daughters. and now, with his youngest off to college, brooks is back to work. ♪ people loving people ♪
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he just released his first studio album in 13 years "man against machine." it immediately went to number one and has remained there for six weeks. his current world tour with his superstar wife trisha yearwood sold over 1.5 million tickets in just four months. ♪ even his friends in low places would agree this country sensation is back better than ever. ♪ i've got friends in low places ♪ >> put you in such a good mood the whole thing. >> that's great. >> congratulations. a little earlier you got this plaque they unveiled this thing. your album is platinum. that's happened to you before many times. how does it feel now 13 years later. >> feels better than anyone you've ever gotten. when you receive these kind of
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things they're for young people young artists. to have a tour be accepted like this is humbling. to have the first new music -- all you want is the music to relate. and hopefully this is -- >> was it a little weird coming back. i was wondering, if you stop -- you're away for something for are so many years, you'll wonder like are they still going to like me or want me? >> scared to death. you have to mention the tour at some point and hopefully people show up. the last step is the business the industry itself. awards show stuff like that will they let you be a current artist again. the verdict is still out. we'll see. having a great time and out there with the people i don't know how i could ask for anything more. >> you took the time off to be with your kids. what was garth the dad like? what was that like during those years? >> it is cool. i will tell you, i was lucky enough to be at every practice every rehearsal, every school function. my kids will go oh my god, he was at every practice. i think the way they see it and
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the way i see it is different. i'm hoping after i'm gone you know, from this world, hopefully they'll go oh i'll get it. hopefully that's what i'll be -- my parents, everything. >> did you miss music a lot during those years or were you constantly playing and doing little things writing. >> still doing your thing. the charity functions, foundation functions never stop. you still show up once or twice a year and get to play. that was great. no offense to music whatsoever. nothing compares to being a dad. it was, like leaving maui to go to honolulu. i don't know how to say it. it was just, like i love to play music, but right now i got to tell you there is nothing better than this. those are days you can't get back. >> there is a song on your current record that you played in the earlier hours about -- about moms. and i have to tell you, it is so moving. i listened to it a couple of times and every time i get misty eyed. you must have had such an
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incredible connection with your mom. tell me a little bit about where that -- how that song feels. >> your mom is your best friend your biggest fan. i can't tell you how many times i have fallen flat on my face and my mom looks and goes i thought you were great. that's wonderful to have there. mom and dad were a great balance. mom believed you could fly. dad believed if you were going to fly it was going to take a hell of a lot of work. it was a good realism even dreamy kind of bringing all the kids had that input, which was very sweet. >> do you think about had her when you sing that song? >> i think about her and my dad when i raise my own kids. i was talking to a friend of mine in the business two nights ago and i said i hate to sound like my dad because i knew it was coming. >> beautiful. also earlier in the piece you and jt justin timber lick,lake were rocking that song "friends in low places." it seems like that song hit so many people. that looked magical. what was going on on the stage?
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>> he's so great. you go to his show it doesn't get any bet and the whole stage splits and comes over your head and you're going, are you kidding me and goes to a whole different level. his show, his musicians, his crew all of them top notch. >> some of -- somehow you managed to get charity work in too. >> you talk about teammates for kids this is our 15th year and just i love it. we deal in inner city outreach education and health for children. every charity is worthy. every one of them is. i'm just a kid charity. i love kids. >> when i first got here this morning, one of our security guards john came up to me and said i met the nicest guy arrived this morning. he's met every single celebrity who has come through and he said you. he said the way he speaks to all of us you do that for the entire staff. >> that's very sweet. >> thank you. >> don't go anywhere. you have a little work to do. >> crazy to leave here.
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>> he's going to lead us in a sing along of "friends in low places" when he performs live. and head to head in a country competition. this is -- this does not bode well for me. it doesn't bode well. you give... and you give... and then you give some more. but sometimes you get. and so you take. tylenol® cold is strong enough for you while children's tylenol® is gentle enough for them. we give you relief from your cold and flu. you give them everything you've got. tylenol®. hey ladies you love it, you've gotta have it. cinnamon toast crunch. 'cause that cinnamon and sugar is so irresistable. everybody craves those crazy squares.
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term right now in office. she was first elected back in 1992, and before that served in the house of representatives for a decade then embarked on her senate career. meantime two bay area people are being monitored for possible exposure to measles after visiting disney land. in all, nine people are believed to have contracted the measles. a look at weather coming up right after this break.
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welcome back now, i'm meteorologist christina loren. some improvement today when it comes to our air quality, but
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still hazy. we're still sparing the air, and that will likely be the case as we head through tomorrow as well. you can really see that haze stacked up in the south bay. 68 degrees for us today. the temperatures could not be better this time of year running about 10 degrees above average. 66 on the peninsula and 63 degrees in san francisco, with changes coming to your forecast as of this weekend. here's how it's all going to play out. hazy skies, cooler today by 5 degrees, we'll continue that cooldown getting into your weekend, that means better air quality for us as onshore flow strengthens. next week looks pretty good temperatures about average for this time of year and then looks like we will get some rain toward the end of next week. we're going to have to hold on to the dry pattern until then but like i said before onshore flow means temperatures will drop off and we're looking towards the 50s in san francisco for both saturday and sunday. meanwhile, a taste of the mid 60s here in the south bay. by monday of next week mid 60s right at average, with the rain coming in on the 17th. if you're interested on that we'll tell you about it today at 11:00.
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sam, back to you. >> not too much holding on until the weekend, so close. see you again for our newscast at 11:00. thank you for watching. ♪ we're back with more of "today" on this thirsty thursday. country superstar garth brooks is filling in for kathie lee today. now it is time, garth's first ever "ambush makeover." the first one. >> that's right. >> how do you feel about that? >> i'm pumped. we didn't let the cold weather stop us from surprising two lucky ladies out on the plaza with brand-new looks. >> he went out there to choose them. here with the results, louis licari. lah-lah lah-lah! >> good enough. >> lou! >> lou! >> i like it. >> and "today" contributor and author, jill martin. >> garth how was the -- >> special like this?
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♪ lah-lah lah-lah ♪ >> i don't get a song. >> we'll get jill a song. tell us how it was. how was the selection process for you? >> it was great. cold. they are all wrapped up there. interested to see how is turns out. >> our first lucky lady, margarita rodriguez, 41 years old, from the bronx. she colors her own hair at home and when she does cut it, she does that too. full-time mom. she's up early, she doesn't bother with makeup. she dragged her son kenny out early in the morning to catch a glimpse of maybe a possible makeover. let's take a listen to her story. >> okay. it is cold outside. but you guys got to meet garth brooks. you're even steven. now you give mom an "ambush makeover." so i know you're excited. >> yes. she drove me out here in the cold weather. freezing out here. 20 years, same haircut, so hopefully a nice makeover. >> you seem a little freaked out. but excited too, right? >> just nervous. >> okay. >> we'll take care of you. >> thank you. >> it can be a little scary.
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>> it would be scary. all right. we got kenny with his blindfold on. please keep that on for a minute, okay? here is margarita's before picture. all right. margarita, let's see the new you! come on out! ♪ >> oh! >> holy cow! wow. >> kenny, you're never early. what do you think? >> she looks great. >> is that crazy? >> that's fantastic. >> margarita, would you like to see yourself? >> you must. >> spin around. >> do you like it? >> yeah. >> you do? >> looks fantastic. >> look at camera 12. louis, tell us about the hair. it is awesome. >> margarita has beautiful, beautiful hair. she has curly hair. she wanted to wear it different. we did make it straight today. the big difference here, great haircut, what i did is i wanted to soften her hair. when you have dark harrell and try to soften it it can turn
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brassy. with highlights, we avoided that. >> kenny, what are you thinking? >> my mom is always a simple woman, to see her like this, it is fantastic. >> sweet. jill, she looks gorgeous in that dress. >> so pretty. a lot of people ask he me can you wear black and blue together? this dress proves this. look how pretty she looks, new by shani. and soma intimates underneath. >> big round of applause for margarita. you can join your son. you know what i love about garth? can i say one thing? he stands up when a lady walks in. >> sorry. >> oh, my god. that was the sweetest thing. >> i think you got the next girl. >> okay. so, well, this was -- tammy says she can wake up, shower, and out of the house in 30 minutes. >> what? >> that's my kind of girl right there. she dyes her hair blonde hoping the lighter color will kind of blend in the gray. >> i know a lot of people do that. >> she's a mom of three
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daughters, which i love. works full time. tammy is about to complete her fourth year degree in minnesota state university. good for her. and she's ready to take -- she's ready to take on this brand-new look. i want to see it. >> let's listen to her story. >> freezing, but you also got to meet garth brooks and now an "ambush makeover." so tell me how excited you are. >> i am extremely excited. i just can't believe this. didn't realize this was going to happen. >> what is your dream look? >> i don't know. i've always thought -- i've never known what would be me. like, if somebody could just tell me? >> we are going to tell you. are you ready to be pampered for three hours? >> oh, my god! yes. yes! >> tammy peterson, 44 years old, looks good. i can't wait to see. >> me neither. >> renee has her blindfold on. good friend, all right? keep your blindfold on for a second. here is tammy's before picture. all right. let's see the new you! ♪ i like you like that ♪ >> wow.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> i love the hair. >> renee, you ready? take a look. take off the blindfold. >> wow! i love it! you look different! >> you look fantastic. >> you're going to love what you see. you don't look like the same person. >> ready to see yourself? >> okay, spin. >> oh, my gosh. >> you look fantastic. >> can you believe it? >> sometimes we do this. >> there. >> thanks. >> oh, my god. louis, that hair -- >> it is so pretty, right? >> yes! >> first of all, again, look at the structure of the haircut. makes all the difference. deep side part. swept away bangs. thank you, arson. the color, what i did is she told me she said, louis, i used to be redder. i'm not anymore. i said, i said, i got to give it back to her. and that is what we did. keep it natural, golden base,
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makeup by enid oh. >> can you believe how gorgeous? are you freaking out? >> it is like a different person. >> oh, my gosh. >> looks great. >> jill, that looks beautiful. >> it is a dress. you had a top like that we gave away. this is a dress. new by shani. this is fancy, but for graduation, we wanted to make her feel special. look at the back quickly. look how pretty the back is. >> how sweet. >> what is your degree in? >> accounting? >> good for you. >> congratulations. let's bring margarita out. big round of applause for both of our ladies! yeah! all right. we're going to play a little game. we will see who knows more about country music, garth or myself. >> good luck. >> i'm dead! play along with us after this. nice job! . and then you give some more. but sometimes you get. and so you take.
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>> something special going on right now. >> right now nashville is celebrating jimmy dickens. we lost a hero and a legend but like elvis, they last forever. we dedicate he would have loved this. >> to put us to test is our good friend jessica wade ettinger host of sirius xm's the highway. she's a lot of fun. we have her on tv. she's been doing radio too long. >> hey. >> are we ready? >> ready. >> i will -- >> yes. >> we are ready. >> the reveal you asked me this morning to set up a few questions for you. >> no i didn't. >> you, garth brooks asked me this morning to make sure i set up a couple of questions for you. >> you said you were going to set up a few and i said fine. >> let's start. question number one. ha. which country artist is the youngest person ever to win a grammy award? >> youngest ever. taylor swift. >> incorrect. >> garth. >> taylor swift. >> incorrect. >> i didn't want you to feel
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alone. >> leann rimes. >> i knew that. >> she was 13 when she recorded "blue ." 13. and she won the grammy at 14. >> you're right. you are right. okay. question number two. >> ready. >> of course i'm right. tim mcgraw played opposite sandra bullock in what movie? >> "blind side ". >> very good. absolutely. "the blind side." point to hoda. number three, which artist became the female country singer to sell a million copies of her first album. >> million, first album. i'll make you feel good. trisha yearwood. >> yes. >> i totally guessed. >> hoda beats garth on his wife. you're not getting dinner tonight. >> i'm not. >> look at her for a minute. adorable. he calls her the queen, by the way. okay. >> number four. >> yes. >> not anymore. >> what famous country singer is miley cyrus' godmother. >> godmother? >> miley cyrus' godmother.
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>> i know. >> you do? >> i've known all of these. >> just do it. >> dolly parton. >> yes. point for garth. >> did you say you know all of these and you're just standing here? >> i'm just standing -- >> double or nothing. >> this is it. >> sing and finish the carrie underwood lyrics. >> okay. >> ready? ♪ i stick my key into the side ♪ ♪ the pretty little souped up four wheel drive ♪ ♪ something record machine ♪ >> neither of you? >> no. >> what is it? play it. i'll know when i hear it. ♪ my name into his limousine ♪ >> leather seat right? >> can you name the song? ♪ >> he knows it. he knows everything. he's being nice to me. >> "before he cheats". >> hoda the big winner. >> you know what he threw it.
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the kitchen table underneath my work desk we've got enough to knit a sweater. [ doorbell rings ] zach, what is that? the swiffer sweeper. the swiffer dusters. it's some sort of magic cloth that sucks in all the dog hair. it's quick and easy. pretty amazing that it picked it all up. i would totally take on another dog. [ kevin ] really? ♪ ♪
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. all right, we cannot have one of the biggest music stars in the world here without asking him to sing for us. so garth brooks he's got his brand-new album called "man against machine," please download it. it is amazing. but right now he's going to perform one of our all time favorites. and please sing along because you have to. how could you not? here is garth brooks performing "friends in low places ."
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♪ blame it all on my roots i showed up in boots ♪ ♪ and ruined your black tie affair ♪ ♪ the last one to know the last one to show ♪ ♪ i was the last one you thought you'd see there ♪ ♪ and i saw the surprise and the fear in his eyes ♪ ♪ when i took his glass of champagne ♪ ♪ and i toasted you said honey we may be through ♪ ♪ but you'll never hear me complain ♪ ♪ cause i've got friends in low places ♪ ♪ where the whisk write drowns ♪ ♪ and the beer chases my blues away ♪ ♪ and i'll be okay ♪
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♪ i'm not big on social graces ♪ ♪ think i'll slip on down to the oasis ♪ ♪ oh i've got friends in low place ss ♪ ♪ well i guess i was wrong i just don't belong ♪ ♪ but then i've been there before ♪ ♪ everything's all right i'll just say good night ♪ ♪ and i'll show myself to the door ♪ ♪ hey i didn't mean to cause a big scene ♪ ♪ just give me an hour and then ♪ ♪ well i'll be as high as that ivory tower ♪ ♪ that you're liveing in ♪ ♪ cause i've got friends in low places ♪ ♪ where the whiskey drowns
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and the beer chases my blues away ♪ ♪ and i'll be okay ♪ ♪ i'm not big on social graces ♪ ♪ think i'll slip on down to the oasis ♪ ♪ oh i've got friends in low places ♪ ♪ i've got friends in low places ♪ ♪ where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases ♪ ♪ my blues away and i'll be okay ♪ ♪ i'm not big on social graces think i'll slip on down to the oasis ♪ ♪ oh i've got friends in places ♪
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>> we're back. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're trying to -- here, you do it. we're trying to -- we're trying to get everybody. >> six, five four three, two, one. >> get in. >> yes! >> did you have fun today? >> i had a great time. how can you not? >> garth is the best. you are going to tulsa on friday. >> tomorrow. >> the cd makes you want to dance, stomp your feet and just have a blast. a big shoutout to mary ann zellner. come here mary ann. she produced this. and worked so hard and she's --
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>> she's coming with us. >> tomorrow we have a lot more coming up. today, was so much fun. an epic day. good luck. >> very nice. >> have a good one. >> let's do one more. mary ann, you got to get in.
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nbc bay area news starts now. >> and good morning everyone, thank you for joining us, i'm scott mcgrew. >> and i'm cris sanchez. after four terms in the senate barbara boxer will not seek another. nbc bay area's stephanie chuang is live in san francisco with reaction to boxer's retirement. good morning, steph. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, kris. we're actually live in oakland in jack london square because this is where u.s. senator barbara boxer's bay area office is on the second floor. the announcement came this morning on twitter and youtube in a video interview by her grandson. >> i'm going to continue working on the issues that i love. i'll have more time

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