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palo alto. a nice sunrise as well as a nice drive. those metering lights will assist you getting on to the freeway. >> thank you very much. that's what's happening "today in the bay." back with live local news in 30 minutes. good morning. the big dig-out. good morning. the big dig out. new england dealing with the aftermath of the blizzard. as much as three feet of snow in places. a massive section of a sea wall destroyed. and the island of nantucket still cut off. no power, no phones, no internet. >> real threat or a bad joke? at least six more passenger planes the targets of online threats overnight. 16 total in the past few days. why the sudden string of alarming incidents. >> 90-second mystery. the nfl zeros in on the patriots locker room attendant. what happened in the key moments he was alone in the bathroom with the footballs. will there be an answer with four days until the super bowl?
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and not so funny. we showed you the controversial super bowl ad featuring a lost puppy. viewers so outraged go daddy yanked it hours later. will the company get out of the dog house today wednesday, january 28th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on wednesday morning. matt's got the morning off. got the shovel out. a lot of snow at his house. check out marshfield, massachusetts. >> we've seen images. look at this. storm surge, the waves froze on the homes and the trees. >> waves coming over the homes and into the street ahead. >> that's amazing. >> the storm and its aftermath our top story. the impact of what ended up
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being a record setting storm in parts of new england. to dylan dreyer, she's in marshfield about 30 miles south of boston along the coast. dylan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah and man, are we happy that's over. new england took it on the chin with this one with tropical storm force winds and feet of snow. in marshfield we saw the storm damage these homes and now in ice. as the atlantic ocean came crashing in and flooded these streets at high tide, all of the water now is frozen in place. the blizzard of 2015 is for the record books. under siege by the ocean, the storm surge punching out a 50-foot hole in the sea wall in marshfield, massachusetts, one of several communities at the mercy of the tide. >> it makes sense to get out and to a safe shelter. >> reporter: hard to find shelter on an island. nantucket battered by winds 80 miles per hour.
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>> virtually everything we had has failed including as of right now our 911 is not working. it was stated by one individual we had to revert back to 1950 technology to stay in touch. >> reporter: people across new england call this blizzard wicked and not in a good way. snow everywhere, nearly 3 feet in places not counseleding the mounds created by plows. if a car won't get you there a snowmobile will do the job. the storm that slammed new england pummeled eastern long island. but the main punch of the storm only glajsed new york city and northern new jersey. the statue of liberty watched the blizzard come and go. some people felt the same. >> couldn't have been worse. we got off easy. >> reporter: a forecaster with the national weather service apologized tweeting he made a lot of tough decisions expecting us to get it right and we didn't. once again i'm sorry. a city shut down, businesses and
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public transportation closed. add in the cost of snow removal one expert estimated $1 billion in losses across the northeast. but it's not all about dollars and cents. as the snow piled up, so did the images of the storm on social media, people sharing the amazing views from a romp in the snow on video to a moment of sheer joy frozen in time. these homes also frozen in time here in marshfield. yesterday, just about everything, ever where, was shut down. in crew hardy new england fashion we saw a dunkin' donuts truck making a delivery this morning and in this area that's always a good sign. >> they are running on dunkin. thank you so much. william pittman is the chief of police on nantucket. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i guess the first question is how is it that you're able to talk to us? as i understand it power was cut off to much of the island. >> well, we're back on line,
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we're back in the 21st century, i guess. >> and what is the situation there? how are folks dealing with it? it's a tiny island and bore the brunt of this storm. >> it's amazing how people do here. you know, everybody pitches in, everybody does something, they have got a plow on the truck they use it, if they have got a house that's warm they let the neighbors join them. you know, it does very well in a storm like this. this was a tough one, it was the worst i've seen in the ten years i lived here. >> i know you had to use the school as a shelter, the hospital lost power for a while. and i understand actually during the height of the storm there was a baby born. >> yes. actually i think there were four of them potentially going to be born. we were a little concerned about that because there's no way to get off island if something would have went wrong. >> and how are you doing today? now it's the cleanup begins, the sun comes out hopefully, you are able to assess the damage. are you getting what you need? how bad do you think this will
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be? >> i think we're going to find a lot of damage on the erosion area on the east coast of the island and probably the south shore. down town i know we've got some structures that are having issues. the water was up to their foundations, so maybe even higher. our building commissioner is going to be down there at sun-up starting his inspection. food service establishments, grocery stores were without power for a long time, that's going to require the health department and those folks to make sure food is still safe. so we're not out of the woods yet but we're headed there. >> we're sending our best to you, chief, and all of the people of nantucket. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> we didn't have time to ask the chief to expun knowledge your record when you were 19 and a little incident. >> i wish you were kidding but you're not. it was not chief pittman who made the arrest. that's all behind us. let's turn the page, though, al. let's talk about some of the
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forecasting. for the storm, obviously this storm took a turn no one predicted. >> we actually did see this in a sense coming, if you want, we actually said anywhere between 9 and 18 inches of snow. well, we ended up getting almost 10 inches at central park and 12 inches at laguardia airport. but, the bulk of it was on the island and as you moved up into new england. and the american model actually handled this better than the european model. so, nobody likes to be wrong, we didn't get three feet of snow in the city but i think we saw a lot of people make the right decision to shut things down and in fact, mayor de blasio is coming up to talk about it. >> what do you think of the meteorologists in the weather service apologizing? >> i think he felt a lot of pressure and nobody likes to be wrong, and i think he stepped up and said hey, we blew it. we're human and we're going to try to do better which we all feel in the weather business. >> thankfully many were safe in the storm.
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>> that's the bottom line. >> obviously the airlines were scrambling now to deal with the backlog of canceled flights. more than 7700 over two days, tom costello back at laguardia airport. good morning. >> reporter: willie, the good news it's open. boston to philly, we've got 650 cancellations today alone, here at laguardia the cancellations are mostly on the departing flights, because the planes aren't here yet. system wide for the airlines this is really going to be a day of recovery. with the snow cleared out, the ramps and runways in new york back in business overnight. but inside the terminal, it was still dead quiet. cynthia spent the a second night on the cots anxious to get home to the bahamas. >> i doze off. don't sleep soundly by no stretch of the imagination. >> after a white-out as boston logan and digging out in the northeast the airlines say this morning they will be back in the air.
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>> once it stopped it's not like a light switch. you can't just turn it back on. it has to go through a process. >> more than 7500 cancellations have passengers stranded across the country. >> frustrating. >> even in chicago. >> i'm a little frustrated. i want to get home in my own bed. >> the passengers stranded on that virgin atlantic flight at jfk monday night can't wait to get out. among them photographer felix koonce. >> passengers being mostly british, all that, quite optimistic, not much yelling. >> at laguardia cynthia also doesn't care much for yelling or snow for that matter. >> i think so. and the quote that is better in the bahamas has really proven to be true. i can testify to that. >> it may really be better in the bahamas. simt it always better in the bahamas. one quick update on amtrak.
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720,000 people ride the northeast corridor. guy, back to you. >> the bahamas sound pretty good right about now. thanks, tom. >> air travel, this is serious, a new round of threats against passenger planes under investigation. janet shanley is in los angeles and has the latest on this. good morning to you. >> savannah, 16 bomb threats against commercial planes in the last four days, and this is a new method of delivery authorities are having to deal with. all of them coming on twitter. this morning the fbi is investigating another round of online threats against airlines, all posted tuesday night. including one targeting delta flights. saying, the 4 planes will explode in 10 minutes. delta responded to the tweet, saying it considers all threats serious and planned to report the comments for further review and action. the now suspend accounts sent threats to delta, southwest and american airlines.
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three of the targeted flights landed hours before the tweets were posted. two others landed shortly after, and another had yet to depart. all six arrived safely. it's just the latest in a series of online threats against airlines this week. five other flights made emergency landings over the weekend after similar threats were posted on twitter. two of the planes were headed to seattle. >> this is the first time i've been in a situation you had two aircraft fairly close in arrival time for them to be considered a security situation. >> another one of the threats prompted f-16 fighter jets to escort two planes to safety in atlanta. all those were later cleared of security concerns. and arrived safely at their destination. while security experts say the ip address of the twitter user can be tracked they do have to take each one of these seriously and respond accordingly. savannah, willie, back to you. >> thank you. >> the super bowl now four days away, a lot of the talk in
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arizona and across the nation remains focused on deflategate. players speaking out about the scandal at media day yesterday. peter alexander has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning. four days until the super bowl. i'm already hoors. the debate boils down to one thing. whether you believe that a locker room attendant could have intentionally deflated a dozen patriots footballs in 90 seconds or less in the least likely of places. the big es story in football may come down to a bathroom break. nbc sports is confirming that the nfl interviewed a patriots locker room attendant about deflategate. a source says footage captured that attendant taking both team footballs the in a private bathroom for about 90 seconds before bringing them onto the field. >> 90 seconds seems more than enough in a bag that zips open if you have the needle. it doesn't take much time to
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make a reduction in the air inside. >> robert kraft who came out in strong defense of the team on monday -- >> we expect hard facts as opposed to circumstantial leaked evidence. >> reporter: responded tuesday to richard sherman who called kraft friendship with nfl commissioner roger goodell a conflict of interest. >> richard sherman called you out for your relationship for roger goodell. what did you think? >> i think richard sherman is a very smart marketing wiz. >> reporter: sherman and the stars of both teams answered hours of questions during the super bowl media day. >> play the game the right way. >> though some were more excited than others running back marshawn lynch fined by the nfl in the past for not talking to the media made sure to show up for one reason only. >> i'm just here so i won't get fined. i'm just here so i won't get fined. i'm just here so i won't get fined. >> reporter: as the game inches
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closer so do plans for post game celebrations including vince wilfork who got cornered by the daughter of a teammate. >> a question for you. go ahead. >> are you guys going to take me to disney world if you win? >> for you, yes. >> sometimes you got to have a secret weapon to get some of the players to open up. she was a cutie. all the talk about deflategate focus really is going to be on security. the secretary of homeland security jay john so will get a look at the venue with the chief security officer to see the precautions in place for the biggest game in america. back to you. >> peter, we know you woke up so you won't get fined. that's the only reason you're here. thanks so much. >> natalie has the other headlines of the day. a push to save hostages. >> and breaking news on that. jordan's information minister says his government is ready to swap an iraqi prisoner held in
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jordan for a jordanian pilot captured from the islamic state group. but the official made no mention of japanese journalist kenji goto also being held. groups have given a deadline of tonight. a high ranking isis commander who claims to have lived in the u.s. has been killed according to a jihadi in the middle east. it's not clear how he died. nbc news could not independently verify the report. >> president obama returned to the white house early this morning after a quick trip to saudi arabia to pay respects after king abdullah's death last week. back home the president face as political collision course with congress over the massive oil pipe line, immigration and college savings. >> we're learning more about the security scare at the white house earlier this week caused by that small drone that sparked a discussion about keeping the president and his family safe. kristen welker has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. according to a source familiar with the incident the man who
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flew the drone is a government intelligence worker who told investigators he had been drinking before testing out the device at 3:00 a.m. on monday. sources say the man who lives near the white house wanted to see if the device could fly in bad weather. he lost control of the drone and it crashed into a tree on the south grounds, that sparked a shutdown and predawn search by the secret service. an employee with the national geosfashl intelligence agency he turned himself in. in a statement the nga said the employee was off duty and is not involved in work-related to drones or unmanned aerial vehicles in any capacity. the secret service is continuing its investigation. so far no charges have been filed. the man is back at work, those close to him tell me he is visibly shaken. >> kristinen welker, thank you. dramatic video of fresno, california firefighters saving three young children from an apartment fire. this happened sunday, all caught by helmet cameras.
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you can see the firefighters going into the dark smoke-filled apartment and pulling the kids out one by one. thank goodness they are still in critical condition however. a ups driver is fired for a delivery that was anything but special. a surveillance camera capturing this as the driver walks up to the gate, it was locked so he tossed the package over the fence. the package broke open and hundreds of dollars of ammunition and equipment was damaged. it gets worse. then the ups driver unzips his pants and what do you think, he relieves himself. after the homeowner complained ups says the seasonal driver was relieved of his duty. >> okay. all right. >> wow. i didn't see the relieving himself part coming. >> doesn't get better than that. >> double whammy from that guy. wow. >> good luck following that.
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>> i'm just going to walk over to the map because we've got another system that we're watching. developing area of low pressure, alberta clipper, snow will move into the great lakes tomorrow morning. cold air with it. and then this pushes east we're watching snow thursday evening. this is a quick mover, it's not going to bring a lot of snow. maybe 1 to 2 inches. there is a winter storm watch for maine because this will intensify. heavy snow could redevelop and bring in colder air for the northeast where basically talking heavier snow, 9 to 12 inches around bangor. what we are watching, next big storm, low pressure coming out from the southwest on monday. and what we're watching, two possible tracks. if if it takes this track, to the north, that will mean warmer air coming in and mostly rain. but, if it takes this track and then up, we could be looking at another nor'easter monday into tuesday. groundhog day, don't drive angry. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next
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dry. mild conditions persist all the way through sunday, then rain on the way for monday. more on that in just moments. we have cameron intamron in for carson this morning. that didn't last long. go daddy unveils and pulls it the same day. >> go bye-bye to the puppy ad we talked about yesterday. go daddy is known for pushing the market and the super bowl ads. this time even they admit they took it too far. they pulled the ad featuring a puppy that is not as cute as wrangler, but comes close. it shows a lost puppy trying to find its way home only to arrive home and be sold by the owner. we debuted the ad on our show tuesday. the backlash against go daddy was immediate. laura said shame on go daddy. what an ignorant ad executive thought it would be funny to promote dog breeders and unsafe animal transport. that was reiterated. extremely disturbing ad. no dog breeder or owner would think otherwise. just awful. >> we got a statement from go daddy.
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the ceo says in part the responses were emotional and direct. many people urged us not to run the ad and we heard it loud and clear. that was the ceo. this is the irony. joey points out that it's weird to that go daddy has been objectifying women for years and a puppy up for adoption online goes too far? i don't get it. go daddy already conveniently has a new ad already ready. some believe this may have been a scam to get our attention. >> awe, wrangler! that's love. >> all i can do is wrangler. this would sell anything. >> you have to stop using that beef perfume. thanks a lot. coming up -- standing by his story. tiger woods speaks out for the first time about his missing tooth.
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>> scrutiny over how assaults are handled on college campuses now that two former football players are con viblgted in a high-profile case. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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scene. at least one is expected in court later today. wildlife workers plan to release about 20 birds recently found with mysterious goo in san francisco bay. some 250 birds died from that same goo. investigators are trying to figure out what it is. volunteers did say more than 200 birds, many are still recovering at a facility in fair field. however, the good news no birds have been found with goo since last thursday. and meteorologist christina loren is here with us as the sun has come up over the bay area. what a beauty. >> yeah you know just seven minutes ago just to be specific. good morning to you. beautiful sunrise here over the san francisco bay. let me show you a couple more. a few clouds. the same sky over point reyes. gorgeous pinks and oranges this morning. temps are going to end up in the mid to upper 60s for today. we're beginning to continue to stay nice and mild all the way through sunday and then rain moves in as we get into monday.
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here's mike and your drive. >> look at this big drive. we have your slower drive earlier. another crash here at 680. bottom of your screen as you head out of pleasanton. the one in heyward still continues here. two left lanes blocked, that will jam you up out of san leandro leandro. heading northbound, typically slower drive. peninsula just getting busy. >> we have more local news coming up for you in a half-hour. have a great morning.
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>> 7:30 on this wednesday morning, the 28th of january, 2015. you are looking inside what's called the devil's den. >> the play room. >> a massive sinkhole in florida. coming up why there so many across the state and what's being done to predict when they will occur. that's scary situations there. >> incredible. let's look at what's making headlines. it will be a long day of snow removal. the blizzard dumped up to three feet on massachusetts and triggered coastal flooding. it was the 6th biggest snowstorm in boston since 1935. >> the fbi is investigateing
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online threats and all of the flights arrived safely. can and the twitter account behind one of the 38s has been suspend and they are investigating. >> professional golfer robert allen bee is firing back as those questioning claims of him being robbed and beaten and kidnapped in hawaii. he said he is not lying, but can't remember every detail of the night. >> another golfer facing questions about what happened to him. tiger woods opening up for the first time about the whole missing tooth incident. >> don't forget on friday savannah and i will be in arizona with all the build up and excitement to the super bowl. >> looking forward to that. during the countdown to the big game i will sit down with president obama for an exclusive conversation. woo will have more of that monday morning on "today." new attention on sexual assaults
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on college campuses. two football players just convicted of rape. gape gutierrez has the story. >> this morning two university football players are in jail, bail revoked and lives changed forever. >> this case has given the community an opportunity to talk to each other and our children especially our boys about the way we treat women. >> after an emotional two-week trial, a jury took just three hours to convict brandon and cory of several counts of aggravated rape and battery. two others are awaiting trial and pleaded not guilty. they argued the young men were not guilty of rape but a college culture of binge drinking and sex led to the incident. >> i'm sorry. i never intended on hurting anyone. i was extremely intoxicated and i would like to extend a
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personal apology. >> a 21-year-old student had been seen passed out drunk. video showed him carrying the woman to his dorm accompanied by teammates. according to prosecutors, he took pictures and video of the assault and shared it with friends. >> the conduct revealed was profoundly disturbing and utterly unacceptable. >> the conviction comes amid a renewed national conversation about campus sexuality assault and an article in rolling stone that alleged a gang rape at the university of virginia. the federal government is investigating dozens of schools for their handling of sexual violence case. >> i think this case is a wake up call for campuses to take rape seriously. >> they are convict and carry up to 25 years in prison. sentencing is set for early march. for today, gabe gutierrez, nbc
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news. >> tiger woods is speaking out for the first time about questions surrounding his missing tooth. craig melvin is here with more on that story. >> i think it's safe to say there has never been a dental procedure so closely monitored. for the first time since last week we are hearing the story from the tiger's mouth. woods said he is mystified by all the dental drama. tiger woods is making his 2015 tour debut in arizona this week but it's his missing tooth that is getting all the attention. >> lindsey vonn in a class of her own. >> he was trying to surprise his girlfriend when he showed up at the world cup hiding behind the bandana. >> i had my mask on so no one knew who i was, trying to blend in. not a lot of brown dudes at ski races. okay? i was looking down and all the camera guys are below me on their knees or getting on the
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ground and moving around trying to get a picture and the video camera was on his shoulder and he stood and up and turned and caught me in the mouth. >> sticking to his story despite the fact that the race organizers said no official reports were filed and there was no such incident. tiger said the cameraman chipped one tooth and cracked another, making for a bloody scene. >> i couldn't eat or drink until they put the temporaries on. i couldn't have anything touch it. even breathing hurt. >> after the race vonn told us that the visit was a total surprise making no mention of his tooth. >> i didn't know he was here until i was done with my race and i would not have expected him to show up. he's a catch. he's a good boyfriend. >> she later posted this photo showing a tight lipped tiger
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echoing his account of the missing tooth. >> i feel terrible that his tooth got knocked out though. a cameraman accidentally knocked into him and took out his tooth. he didn't complain once or ask for special assistance or security. tiger for one wants to get back to the green. >> it's a new world. we need to talk about something. >> we reached out to the community who organized the event. we heard back from them and they said they cannot say that woods is lying, but they are baffled by reports of there being reports of blood everywhere and no one approached the medical staff for help. >> he said he was in so much pain that's painful. >> again, he said the 16 itself was very bloody and you would think someone saw this. >> maybe the cameraman might come forward. >> i wish we could devote more time and resources to this
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story. >> i am sensing sarcasm. >> you can't handle the tooth! >> there we go. >> hi al. >> par want me and need me with that dentist. anyway let's show you what's going on. it's so hot out. you get into the midwest and the rockies. much above normal temperatures. records yesterday dodge city and oklahoma and pueblo 73 degrees. minneapolis doesn't sound hot, but that's 15 degrees above normal. memphis is 59 and the other side of the jet stream here in new york it's 29. 8 degrees below average. norfolk 38 and 26 degrees. that's 5 degrees below normal. we will see that system moving out of new england and another clipper coming across that will bring light snow into the 7:37. good wednesday morning.
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i'm meteorologist christina loren. just a really pretty clear start coming in from santa cruz. want to show you what it looks like in point reyes. just gorgeous. we're getting all those beautiful dawn colors. and it's really pretty right here south of san jose. a nice clear start. temperatures will climb into the upper 60s. 68 degrees in the south bay. just about as warm in the peninsula and tri-valley. looking good in wine country to hit 68 degrees. temps cool off just a touch for the rest of the week. rain moves in by wednesday. . >> maybe tiger was golfing with allen bee. >> melvin. we have a new angle for you. thank you. coming up on trending big news from hollywood, the new all female cast of ghost busters revealed. >> amazing. understanding the danger and the awesome power of sink holes. a rare look from the inside after this. all your life you're told to tame your curls... ♪
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den and they got that name because when early settlers came here all they could see was the steam rising up through that hole in the ground out there. they thought it must be the devil's breath. today with scientific teams from pbs's noef a we have a much better understanding of sinkholes. when a sinkhole begins to open it is often dramatic swallowing entire buildings or as was the case in the louisiana bayou, an unbelievable sight. a stand of 40-foot cypress trees gone within seconds. nova on pbs examines these events in their sinkholes, sinkholes, buried alive. >> trying to get to my brother. i thought i could hear him yelling and screaming to help. >> they occur around the world, but geologists believe there
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more in florida than anywhere else on earth. we joined nova. at devil's den for a rare look deep inside a sinkhole. >> this is an example. what used to be the floor of the ocean, believe it or not. >> sinkholes develop when lime stone is soaked by rain. thousands of years of raindrops seep through the powerous lime stone to the underground aquifer. in a drought that drops and the lime stone weakened by the erosion of the rain often can no longer support the weight of the earth. >> this happen without warning and opens up? >> as the lime stone eroded one day, boom, the ceiling opened up. >> you have this giant cavern.
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>> this beautiful place exists because of it. >> this year it was on the ground. >> predicting sinkholes is a challenge. they ventured less than a mile into the aquifer in uncharted hidden river. a scientist pinpointed his exact location. it was 280 feet below a four-lane highway. all the makings for another sink hole. >> it's like a trap door. >> it is also a time capsule because they found amazing fossils. this is a fossil from a mast don that maybe 700,000 years old and even on our dive we found these, including what to me looks like a tooth. i have seen and covered a lot of
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interesting sinkholes, but i never got a unique view like this. >> did you happen to find my contact lens down there? >> you said you found a tooth? >> tiger's tooth! a little big. >> all right. thank you so much. a fascinating look and if you are interested sinkholes buried alive on nova on pbs. check your local listings to find it. >> the coolest story. just ahead, a new concern over sugary drinks. are they causing young girls to begin puberty too early. we will look into it. you feeling the uptown funk. we want to hear how much money do you have in your pocket right now? i have $40 $21. could something that small make an impact on something as big as your retirement? i don't think so. well if you start putting that towards your retirement every week and let it grow over time, for twenty to thirty years that retirement
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> it is 7:55 right now. i'm kris sanchez. happening today, federal officials investigating that 2012 richmond refinery fire will hold a meeting with neighbors around there. it is expected to cover new safety recommendations. last week investigators blamed chevron's "flawed safety culture" for that fire. a freshman member of stanford's swim team is accused of rape. he's out on bail this morning. 19-year-old brock turner was arrested and faces five felony charges in connection with the attack of a woman who police say was drunk and unconscious. he's expected to appear in court next monday. two other students stopped the attack. transportation leaders are getting feedback on a plan to turn car pool lanes into express lanes on highway 101. vta and caltrans are planning to widen 101 and add dual high
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occupancy lanes. that would mean a sunnier commute for a lot of folks, but you have a sunny forecast. >> grab those shades. if you're heading out right now, you'll get good work out of them later on today. look at your numbers. way above average yet again, but this could be it. temperatures slowly start to drop off. going into the mid to upper 60s, but the good news is we do have rain in the forecast. we'll talk more about that coming up. first let's check your drive. here's mike. >> still tracking a crash in hayward. making things lighter for the southbound commute. that's backed up into san leandro, though. look at the south bay kicking in for the north bay direction. slow on the independence. 680 northbound unusually slow. alamo into walnut creek. the rest of your commute, the upper east shore and the north bay, the usual slow spots down through richmond and toward the bay bridge. back to you. >> we have more local news
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♪ come out come out ♪ >> it's 8:00 on "today." millions in the northeast dig out from that major winter storm, others are asking did officials overreact? we'll talk to the mayor live. plus, what will super bowl mean without surprise ads and that puppy? we've got an exclusive sneak peek at the newest budweiser ad days before the big game. plus, i spy. >> i told him what he kneeleded to hear was what he needs to hear. >> the american star carrie russell symptoms by today, wednesday, january 28th, 2015. ♪
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>> hi, mom and dad in arkansas! >> happy birthday to my boyfriend in california! >> whoo! ♪ >> hey, atlanta, i'm on the "today" show! >> good morning, kanlton, ohio. >> we survived the blizzard and now we're on the "today" show! >> thank you. >> 8:00 now on wednesday morning, the 28th of january, 2015. the snow is gone, skies are blue, winds are chilly and cold. the spirits are high. oh, i see, you were going to make a little rhyme. >> he was trying. >> huge day for wrangler. we're streaming his puppy cam live at today.com. that is only one part of the show. plus, everybody on the plaza gets a chance to meet wrangler as he makes his plaza debut. >> that is awesome. >> that is your reward for braving the cold. that's amazing.
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>> i think we found a sweatshirt or something for him. people are worried about the cold. >> yeah. he has a little cover. >> very cool. >> puppy cam. i love it. >> we'll see wrangler in a minute. first, let's get a check of the top stories. >> good morning, everyone. more than 12,000 home and businesses are still without power this morning in massachusetts. many schools also remain closed after that monster blizzard dumped up to three feet of snow in some areas. the travel ban ended overnight, boston's mayor is asking drivers to stay off the roads once again if possible. air travel is not going to be easier to day. airports in new england struggle to get back online after the storm. boston's logan international airport has reopened but service there is limited. officials at bangor international airport in maine say it's unclear when scheduled flights will be able to depart. >> a ball boy may now be the prime suspect in the deflategate scandal. nbc sports is reporting the nfl is now investigating on a 90
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second bathroom break taken by a patriots locker room attendant before the afc championship game. nfl sources say the attendant is seen on video carrying game balls from both teams after they were certified by the officials. a new study is looking for answer as to why girls are starting puberty earlier than they did a decade ago. with that early start comes early enstrags. and early thaefdz sugary drinks might be a contributing factor. we're here to walk throughout results. so this is a harvard sturdy. they concluded that one sugary drink a day could be linked to early periods in girls early as in 2.7 months or so earlier. >> right. yes. natalie. and that 2.7 months is important because clinically that may not be that meaningful. so you get it two or three months earlier. what they're saying is on a larger scale of population level, epidemiologically could this have an impact? what they're suggesting and what ut study found was that there
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was a higher incidents or an earlier period in girls that had the sugary drinks but not related to their bmi. we always think it's related to obesity. we're suggesting that the sugary drinks cause a spike in insulin which can start periods earlier. >> interesting. we should point out that american beverage association released a statement, neither the study nort body of science shows that sugar sweetened beverage consumption shows early on set of menarche. what is the advice as a doctor? >> i think this is more evidence that you are to limit the sugary drinks in children. we know that it's bad for obesity and teeth. it could be changing your body metabolically that could have long term consequences. important that we know that early periods are associated perhaps with an increased risk of breast cancer. that's why the study is so important. >> thank you so much. >> all right. now to a high speed chase with a twist. take a look at this video from a police cruiser's dashboard camera nearby pittsburgh.
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it is not a policeman behind that wheel. it is a shoplifting suspect. the woman managed to steal a cruiser and took off with the handcuffs behind her back. she was able to reach speeds up to 100 miles per hour. police say about nine minutes in though she did give up. and talk about getting caught in a jam, a british man spent five hours hanging upside down from a window after apparently getting trapped from trying to break into a university. he was found by two students who heard him calling for help and then saw his legs dangling. firefighters freed the man but not before taking selfies and video of the hapless and humiliated burglar. it is 8:05 right now. let's get another check of the weather now from al. ♪ >> today's weather is brought you to by jared, the galleria of jewelry. truly unique design you won't find just anywhere. that's why he went to jared. >> 19 18 degrees out here and
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you love wrangler. good news. wrangler is coming on the plaza. he'll be amongst the first to meet wrangler. where are you from? >> st. louis. >> all right. here we go. let's show you what's going on. i love that -- you ever have that cheese that special cheese from st. louis? very tasty. they have no idea what i'm talking about. they're babbling. just show you what is going on right now. hey, natural super weather for the super bowl. we have tropical moisture coming off the pacific. it's going to make its way into arizona as we move on into friday, saturday, flash flooding possible. up to an inch and a half of rain and higher terrain which doesn't sound like a lot n arizona that, is. they stay so dry. and that system will be making its way to the east and may seeing that glistening sun over the way. just a beautiful day. healdsburg showing a few clouds
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today. lovely conditions. good air quality across the board thanks to the air we received yesterday from those showers. a nice clean re-enforcing shot. 66 on the peninsula today. 67 in the tri-valley. you like what we have been serving in the weather department, more of the same. temperatures dropping off just a touch and we're going to bring the numbers back up into the weekend before rain arrives on monday. that's your latest weather. how is that shorty jacket going? >> it's not working at all. i thought puffy coat warmer, i'm nice and warm up here. >> you went all gq. >> i can't feel my legs, i'll be honest. coming up next, a swift response from taylor after she became the victim of a twitter hack. >> interesting. plus she's a master of the sky. the american star carrie russell stops by and savannah? >> all right. having pizza, maybe wings at your super bowl party?
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turns out, gloves can be carrying e coli cold flu viruses, respiratory bacteria. leather is the worst offender. >> what do we do? >> wash them? >> leather? you can't. >> i don't know. >> i just asked, i'm sorry. >> i'm reaching the end. they said watch them. we didn't get into fabrics. >> they say at least once a week. for leather, that's chasy. >> spray them and air crying them. >> what about burning them in a ritual fire. >> i don't know. >> think about it. that's all. >> you put out the question. >> i don't have a lot of answers. >> fair enough. we are excited about this. when you are in danger you have new ghost busters. paul is the director of an all female version of ghost busters tweeting out photos and he got a
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great group together. melissa mccarthy is officially on board and kristen wii g from brides maids and current cast members kate mckin on and leslie jones who is having a break out year. hitting theaters in 2016. what a collection of talent. >> tell them about it. >> it's brilliant to have an all female cast because you can never top the first one. it's a new twist. >> women are better ghost hunters. >> is that true? >> no. >> you have to assume that the gang will make a cameo. >> yes. we hear they are perhaps. >> it will be good. >> better jobs than this. >> taylor shift is shaking off
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social mayhem. her twitter and instagram accounts hacked. they tweeted 51 million followers before that was suspended. they claimed to have nude photos of taylor. she shot back and have fun. you got nothing. exactly. then taylor took it in stride saying hackers are going to hack hack hack hack hack. she is having a great year. >> to this sick tweet. thank you. thank you. >> nice. it's not a strong point for me. >> that are is what's trending today. >> now to the countdown to the super bowl. one of the commercials you will see on second. budweiser has taken top honors two years in a row this year. they will try to make it three straight. here's joe friar. >> trilogy is a word tied to epic books in movies.
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>> and action. >> not a 60 second tv commercial. the stars of the yearly super bowl ad are back with the third installment of the popular story. >> we have a new spin on it this year. trying to out do last year. >> it all started two years ago with the touching tale of the bond between a rancher and his horse. last year they added a little puppy love. both spots won the ad meter crown for top super bowl ad that means the seahawks are not the only returning champs. >> the pressure is more intense this year. >> so much is on the line. >> score. >> they are bringing back that ram bunktuous pup. and also returning are the collides dales. >> once we rehearse and they look around and feel comfortable, they are johnny on the spot. they like to do it.
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>> oh, yeah. >> there is a human star too. >> i'm a glorified extra. you can't compete. what's the kid's name from lassie? i don't know. he plays the rancher, a firsthand witness to these animal adventures. >> can we get the pup tow play on its own in the corner? >> this year's story is about a rite of passage. >> without giving away too much we focus more on the puppy than in the past. telling the story through the puppy's eyes. >> those eyes see a sinister villain. what happens next? stay tuned. budweiser aims for a super bowl three pete. nbc news los angeles. >> natalie through the whole thing. awe! hold yourself together. we have budweiser's lost dog.
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>> now that's a good ad. >> take that go daddy. >> that's how you steal and win our hearts. >> and queue the adorable wrangler shot. do we have it? yes, we do. >> wrangler was watching. >> yes, he was. we will have more commercials tomorrow on "today" and al and i are headed to arizona. road trip! >> back in the rain gear. >> i can't believe it's going to rain friday and saturday but not for the game. you can catch it sunday here on all right, savannah thank you very much. now to a special start today series. for the past four weeks, jenna wolf has been helping jeff rossen burn away the pounds. she's here with one last check for the month. how is he doing? >> he's doing fantastic. i'm extremely proud. it has been challenging, sometimes frustrating. only sometimes. rossen could have easily given up like a lot of people do. but the word "quit" is not in my
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vocabulary. it's not in his either. jeff rossen said he was finally ready to walk the walk. >> i need be accountability. the viewers will hold me accountable. so i need that. >> there were mental barriers. >> i hate working out. i hate eating less. what i hate most is allowing everyone into the personal battle. >> some temptations. >> fresh bagels of course i want to eat. black and white cookies. >> and frustration. >> i'm basically on day number 10. and i haven't lost that much weight yet. i'm calling jenna and joy every two minutes. this is the frustrating minute. this is the slog. i hope in the end it's worth it. >> he might have been down but he was never out. keeping the big picture in mind while stick to go joy bower's
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meal plan tracking every meal he ate, and gutting it out for his first time ever in a gym. and if he thought no gym, no jenna, he was sorely mistaken. >> rossen said he can't work out because he is editing one of his investigative pieces. rossen, up. up, up up. ready? to your chest perfect. >> three, two, one. when congress comes -- >> hey. chair squats. why aren't you doing your chair squats. come on. use your gluts. >> i'm sorry. this will be more effective if you use this ball. move the chair back sit on it engage the core. you have it nice. all kidding aside, i wasn't the only one with jeff along the way. we heard from so many of you, encouraging him and inspired by him. >> this is a big milestone day for me 20 days into this. i always wore my pants on the
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third buckle. look how loose it is. now for the first time i'm going to number four. and it fits perfectly. this is huge for me. >> this is where we live every day. this is our space. this is where i want you to stay. this is where your life happens. i promise you. everybody can live right here. this is where you take chances. this is where you fall in love. this is where you get stronger. i promise you. >> and jenna is joined by the patient jeff rossen. jeff, you did well man. for somebody who started off saying i hate exercise and i love food and i don't want this to be public. a real dream candidate for you. have you changed the way you look at exercise the last month? >> i really have. the gym is something that scared me. people would say i go there to relax, to clear my head. i feel great many canning out of it. i understand understood that. to me laying on my catch watching a law and order marathon was relaxing.
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>> your goal i guess was 15 pounds. >> yeah. >> how much did you lose over the month? >> i just weighed myself. i lost 12 pounds. a few pounds short, but i will take it. >> how does that sound? >> so 12 pounds is fantastic mainly because we put a lot of muscle on jeff. muscle weighs more than fat. >> i'm not sure you can tell but i'm one big muscle. >> you're ripped. >> we call him arnold now. he is down a notch in his belt. it's now you feel looking in the mirror and walking around. he feels great. and he wants to keep happy. >> i know some people set that weight goal as the standard. if you don't quite get where you want it to be what should you be looking at otherwise. >> you should be focused on weight necessarily. again, you're putting on muscle. it's a big process. it weighs a lot more. focus how your clothes fit, what the next step is, on changing your routine up. he was frustrated in the
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beginning. but then when the weight started coming off, it was immediately what are we doing next month? i want to do more. a little more success. >> do you think you can keep it up. she's going to go away and have a baby. she's finished with you. can you keep it up without jenna. >> it will be a panic binge at one point. no, i am going to keep it up. baby or not, she will call me from home. and joy was a big help. i haven't had any carbs for dinner. i haven't been attacking the bread basket. i can do it. i can actually control myself doing that. and i will continue. >> a lot of people have been watching at home and exercising with you. >> thank you to everybody at home for the tweets and everything. >> thank you as well. for more of jenna's tips head today.com. >> look who is here. my besty, keri russell.
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is it true and we only have five second you loved the sex scene in the show. i knew it. a check of your local news.
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8:26. i'm kris sanchez. happening now, the launch of new metering lights for one of the sauth bay's busiest traffic corridors. 85 between mountain view and cupertino. those lights switched on for the first time this morning. they have been on, but they turned red. they will return longer than any of the metering lights in the bay area. that's from 6:00 in the morning until 11:00 in the morning. they were launched last week for the southbound evening commute. this is to help provide some relief for one of the worst bottlenecks anywhere in the bay area. let's check with the man who knows a thing or two about bottlenecks. mike. >> it's very tough down there.
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over here bottleneck near the san mateo bridge. look at the map, over at the tolg plaza, we have a crash before you get to the live shot. on 280, farmhill another crash. moving to the shoulder has you jammed from 92 to 84. zooming out, we look north and see slowing through oakland for 880 and 580. not so bad for the north bay and the south bay, we talked about the metering lights for 85. we see a little slowing from cupertino to mountain view. nothing unusual. back to you. >> all right. we have more local news coming up for you in a half hour. weather and traffic soon. we'll see you then.
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8:30 on this wednesday morning, the 28th of january 2015. this is a big moment in "today" show history. coming out of the doors is someone who is hairy, adorable and just about house trained. willie geist! and wrangler who is making his first visit to our plaza. >> wrangler wednesday. >> all the signs out here for wrangler. >> come here buddy!
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hi! >> all right, wrangler. >> he has his hoodie on. >> come here buddy. come over here. >> and saxon takes care of wrangler on the off hours. >> good to see you. why is it a big deal for him to be on the plaza? >> he gets to meet everybody out here. he hasn't met everybody yet. it's more socialization experience for him which is invalueulluable to his training. >> you have a bunch of strangers and they are loud. we ask you to be loud. is that something you feel like he needs to get used to? unpredictable crowd sms. >> definitely. as a guide dog he will be out in the world in all environments and he has to focus in those environments and be adaptable. he is kind of a puppy who can handle a lot. he has a lot of confidence and he has been hadded and loved on a lot.
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>> he's a superstar. >> she a superstar. >> i found cute pictures of him in his first snow. >> he loved the snow. >> in the hotel room he got room service. >> he stayed in a hotel room this weekend. >> reading the menu. that's fantastic. >> he might have. >> thank you so much. wrangler we know it's cold. >> our puppy cam will be streaming at today.com when wrangler gets back inside. >> keri russell is here and we will catch up with her. >> also we will try something new this sunday. we are transforming your favorite super bowl foods into delicious dips. >> i like that. here in new york officials overreact to the snowstorm and we will talk about that with
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bill deblasio. >> we will go inside. >> let's go inside to tamron in the orange room. >> we are having a party. we showed you this clip of a dallas teacher getting down to the number one hit uptown funk. take a lock. remember this? the video has been viewed over three million times catching the attention of bruno mars. i cried at the end. i'm still a thug though. thank you to everyone involved in making this video. there videos dedicated to the uptown funk craze. take a look. people are getting into it. this baby from brooks is absolutely adorable. here's the challenge for you this morning. we are asking you to come on to our web page and use the hash
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tag uptowngetdown. i don't know how funky woor are getting, we we are trying. use the hash tag uptown get down. don't believe me just watch. al? >> get funky. yeah. look at that. here's some moves. look at my brother here. yeah! all right. let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. today we have weight weather in the pacific northwest. sunshine to the southwest into southern california. that will be changing as we start to watch a system push up out of the southwest. look at the rain there. a clipper coming across the great lakes into the northeast. sunshine into florida.
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did he just say sweet fancy moses? i appreciate that. 68 degrees in the south bay. 67 in the tri-valley and 68 for today in the north bay. so here's the deal for your wednesday. chilly start. you want to go ahead and pack the jacket. something you can peel off later on today. nice and leer all day long and just 3 to 5 degrees cooler than where we ended up yesterday. the fog will roll in as we head throughout this evening. 5 5:29, the sun will set. >> that's your latest weather. >> keri russell is the master of disguise on the hit show, the american. she plays an under cover spy with a fake identity. a fake marriage and lots of fake hairstyles. when it comes to her daughter and the decision to rebuild the truth about her life things get very real. >> she's an adult.
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she can have her own life. we owe her that. >> i get it. i get everything. >> you are sensing her. you are developing her. >> i don't know what you are talking about. she's my daughter. >> problems raising teenage girls. spice. they are like us. >> teenagers are hard no matter who you are. >> there were so many hints about it in season two and now the question is right before your character. should your daughter become a russian spy or not? >> i think if our show is a metaphor for complicated marriage and even in the context of this big spy idea this season focuses on parenting. parents have opposing ideas about what should happen for a teenager. that's what this whole season is about. >> talk about the headlines. did you see a russian spy busted here in new york yesterday. you guys are right on it. right on the news.
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you have all these disguises on the show. that's only one of the reasons i love it. you are still in the 80s. are you hoping to get to the 90s. maybe like a grunge look. >> we do one of the disguises that is punk rock. we call it syd and nancy. that's sort of like different than just the average cia. glasses and suit. >> another thing to look forward to and i don't think i am giving too much away but an agent is after you and there was an epic throw down a big fight. basically i want to put the pictures up. felicity versus john boy. who do you think won? john boy seems sweet, but he is tough in the show. >> i know our camera boys were like just before you knock them out, you have to look at them and say good night, john boy. >> outtakes.
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i heard you are doing -- i have to confess, i didn't know what this was. martial arts. what is it? >> it's what the israelis use and it's similar to what the russians use. it's like a fight system. less of a martial art, but like a self defense. we did do training and it's cool and oddly who taught me here is just this tough femme fattal. are we allowed to say fat as? >> yeah we are. are we allowed to do it right now? >> i don't know anything. >> i haven't even googled it. >> it's a serious fight training. for my son's seventh birthday i brought all the 7-year-olds and he did this full mock training for them where she said guys you are all here to see if have what it takes to be a spy. we sat there and she put them
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through calisthenics and it was really good. >> that's the best 7-year-old party ever. >> she put masks on them and led them into the house of course. >> congratulations to make it through the snowstorm in new york. how many bottles of wine did it take? >> a lot. >> it was so good and cozy and we made chicken soup and fires and played games and my 3-year-old acted like a kitten. i had to be able to talk in kitten language and meow. it was fun. puzzles. it was good. >> a good snow day. no one gets hurt. >> no school. you know i love the show. i'm a huge fan. the new season gets set. check it out. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> how to put a spin on your favorite super bowl sunday snack. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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. >> a judge is expected to overturn the 1961 convictions of nine african-americans for sitting at a whites only lunch counter. mark potter is in rock hill south carolina. good morning. >> good morning, willie. this is a story about correcting an injustice for a group of men who long ago took a stand for civil rights and were punished. today they are back in court, this time to be celebrated. the story begins in the 1960s when young african-americans risked beating an arrest to join sit ins at whites only lunch counters in the south. >> the south is faced with a crisis and within a period of two months the movement spread
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to 65 cities. >> among them rock hill south carolina where a group of students from friendship college join in. they come here to the then and dime to sit in these chairs to challenge the segregation rules. >> here we are as teenagers. >> all but one are still alive and six met with us remembering all too well facing an angry crowd that day. >> i was afraid. >> they were arrested before they could sit down. >> i remember being thrown to the floor. >> by whom? >> police officers. >> they were dragged to jail. >> when they put me in the cell you know you have been there. >> instead of paying bail to get out, the friendship nine chose to serve the 30-day sentence of
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hard labor. >> that's chilling to see that. >> jail no bail strategy caught on and reenergized the civil rights movement running out of bail money. >> it empowers the nation. >> at the right place at the right time. >> they have their sentences overturned and inspired by the author simkimberly johnson who wrote a children's book. >> i have this overwhelming degree of respect and love. i know that they cared about the community. >> prosecutor kevin said he too is honored to help overturn the convictions today. >> you need to take the time to tell them thank you and tell them that they were right. >> justice being made right for courageous men who made history. >> now looking back on it it made a big difference in the
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civil rights movement. i'm proud of them. >> interesting detail from the hearing. the judge expected to overturn the conviction today. the nephew of the judge who back in 1961 sent the friendship nine to jail. >> wow! >> times have changed. >> and nine really important figures in the civil rights movement that don't get a lot of attention. good to see justice for them. bill deblasio on the big storm that wasn't so much here in manhattan. first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> blizzard tracking went more east than expected. it took unprecedented precautions.
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joining us is bill deblasio. >> good morning, everyone. we end up with a foot of snow give or take instead of two or more. you made these decisions to shut things down. do you regret that and feel good about that? there has been a lot of controversy. >> always controversy. i listen to the weather man. i think the message was clear from the whole community for today. two or three feet. 20 or 30 miles east of new york city, they got twice as much. it was this close and it was the right thing to do to take precautions. >> how difficult is that? you are balancing keeping people safe which is the most paramount, but it's an economic hit. >> you can't put a price on safety. when we heart two feet or more that's one of the top two or storms in the history of the
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city. better safe than sorry. get ahead of it and by clearing the roads and having the travel ban, it allowed the sanitation department and all of the first responders to do their work without interference. had we had the real thing, that would have been necessary. >> as the mayor of the city of new york you have to deal with a lot of agencies. the state and the state of new jersey and different places. you had the governor shutting down the subway system at the last minute. what have you learned out of this in working with the different agencies? >> you do your best to coordinate and generally people are on the same page. there will always be challenges. everyone agreed this was the kind of storm if it had been as bad as projected, it was not business as usual. we had to go the extra mile. that was the bottom line. >> is it true that the governor shut down the subways without telling you first?
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>> we got very late notice. >> that was diplomatic. >> isn't that nice? it's a run and gun situation. people are trying to make decisions with constantly changing information. you do the best you can. we all agree safety first. >> do you learn from the situations? they are getting together. >> we try to communicate more. what i learned is never throw the weather man under the bus. i'm going to stand by him even when he doesn't make the right choice. >> don't cross al roker. >> that's right. >> thank you so much. >> where can we get these cool jackets? >> the sanitation department jacket. >> new york's strongest. >> exactly right. up next the super bowl and spicing up the super bowl chips and dips and creative new ideas. this is today on nbc.
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we are back at 8:52 with game on. what to serve for super bowl sunday. all about the dips. brandy is the host. eat the trend and get the dish. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we will take this to the next level.
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people like guac and you will spice it up. >> this is next level dip. the first is the buffalo chicken dip. the quarterback of all the dips. cream cheese and everything goes in the slow cooker. add cubed chicken. i go to the store and get rotisserie chicken and shred it up. i want to hang out with my friends. add cheese and this is the secret weapon. it's buffalo sauce. actually sometimes i add double sauce. >> do you make it or buy it? >> i buy it. i love frank's. blue cheese or ranch if you want. stir it up and by the time the guests get there. you have the dip. it's gooey and cheesy. usually women like celery. >> i will try the carrot.
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are you kidding me. how long in the crock pot? >> like a half hour. as long as it's melted and delicious. instead of having wings and dealing with the bone make the dip. >> delicious. >> this one is awesome. this is the ultimate supreme pizza dip. cream cheese and spices and basil and cracked red pepper. >> you are big on cream cheese. >> it's so gooey and yummy. why not? when you are making pizza, you have to worry about the crust and all that. this is the base. you put the cream cheese down to get all the flavors from top to bottom. we are going to put this into the oven until it gets melted. i have the cream cheese done. >> just the cream cheese. >> at your cheese, pizza sauce. let me make it look pretty. you can fix your mistakes.
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>> you layer it with the cheese. >> you can pick whatever toppings you want. >> i have a lot of vegetarian friends so obviously i would skip the sausage. if you want to help me at the toppings. this is my favorite because i love meat and vegetables but you could add whatever you want. >> 15 to 20 minutes. everything is cooked. you want to make it bubbly and delicious. it looks like this. >> this is a hoagy dip. we have taken our favorite party suband we have salami and ham and we put it into a soup bowl. you can buy these and cut the top and take the breading out and stuff it in there. this is awesome because it's like a party sub, but it's a dip. >> you diced it up? >> mayo and spices. you have to try the pizza again. >> if you insist. >> i don't want to you burn it.
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>> that looks so good. >> try this. >> al try the buffalo dip. the man who loves this dip. >> that's really, really good. >> so good and easy too. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> tastes good. by the way, we haven't mentioned it but the super bowl is here on morning to you. 8:56. i'm sam brock. the city of san jose is taking new steps to deal with the expected influx of immigrants from the president's new immigration policy. counsel members voted last night to establish san jose's first ever office of immigrant affairs. no word yet on what kind of services will be offered or hoe much money it will cost to run it. >> happening today, residents
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from palo alto to atherton are going to meet to see what can be done to reduce air nys. there's bin a three-fold increase in nys. they're calling on nigh action to limit the amount of flights and noise associated with them. another look at news and weather in 25 minutes.
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>> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's wednesday morning. it's january 28th, 2015. i'm willie geist along with al roker, natalie morales and tamron hall. we're lucky we're down here because we've been upstairs trying totry trying the dip. >> the most amazing dip i have ever had. i think we have some -- mikey, come on. come on. >> i said willie did you bring some pizza dip? you know what willie said to me? i'm not your man. i'm not bringing your pizza dip down. that's what he said to me. i'm not your man.
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it's sad. >> the recipe is on today.com. >> this pizza dip, if you make this and you don't get raves from people -- >> it's basically a layer of ricotta, sauce. >> you said it's pretty easy to make, right? >> sausage and pepperoni, olives. >> go to our website. >> how amazing is that? >> thank you for being my man. jerry's your man. >> it's kind of messy. you need a spoon. >> it's worth it. >> by the way, yesterday you were talking about the seven-layer bean dip. we had that bowl. >> flat. >> flat and thin. >> the pyrex. >> right. we make the seven-layer dip. >> although i do like the idea of getting it out so you actually have all seven layers in like a little tube that you squeeze out. >> i love that we do the food.
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>> always the way to go. i think we need a daily dip. >> i agree with that. >> that's a good idea. >> the daily dip. >> i like it. let's talk about some of the stories making news as we enjoy our dips. did you hear about the twitter airline thing going on? the fbi is looking into this. more than a dozen online threats made against passenger planes just this week posted last night targeting delta, southwest and american airlines. one of the threats, for example, to delta just said the four planes will explode in ten minutes. delta said it considers all threats serious. and it plans to report the comments for further review and action. one of the week's threats prompted f-16 fighter jets to escort a couple planes to safety in atlanta. there's no confirmation of any of these threats, but we're hearing they're related, but it's a scary thing when anybody can get on twitter, facebook or whatever and say i'm coming for this plane at this time and they've got to divert them. >> and the twitter accounts they were suspended and, of course, officials are
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investigating. >> anyone with a phone or twitter account can do it. deflategate continues. they really didn't think, the patriots thought, okay we're going to get to phoenix, and we're going to get to media day, and nobody's going to ask about it. boom. here's the latest nbc sports confirming that the nfl actually interviewed a patriots' locker room attendant. they have some video, security video, capturing this guy taking the balls to both teams into a private bathroom. >> right. >> for about 90 seconds before bringing them out onto the field. thank you. so the idea is that in 90 seconds, could you deflate or take out some of the air of the ball, even with a pin. >> and there were 11 -- 90 seconds, 11 balls had been deflated allegedly. seven seconds each okay.
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>> if you've ever pumped up a ball, you know how quickly it really takes. >> by the way, props to the "daily news" because they said they did it in 40 seconds, 11 balls. >> you've got to get it in there good. >> okay. and then just take it out. >> about two seconds per ball, right? >> it's already like a squishy nerf ball right now. >> why would you take a bag full of balls into the bathroom with him? if nature calls right then. >> he takes his responsibility seriously. don't let these out of your sight. >> that's right. >> and so he takes them with him, ostensibly because he can't leave them out there. >> yes. >> are you kidding? >> no i'm serious. i mean i would think that's his defense. >> oh okay. >> that would be my defense. >> because why else are you doing it? >> why else are you doing that? and then media day, of course best -- some of these interviews -- >> i love this man. >> beast mode. >> beast mode. >> at media day. we love this guy. seahawks' running back marshawn lynch who's been fined by the
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nfl in the past for not talking to the media. kind to kind of let you know why he showed up this time. >> i'm here so i won't get fined. i'm here so i won't get fined. i'm just here so i won't get fined. i'm just here so i won't get fined. i'm just here so i won't get fined. i'm just here so i won't get fined. >> if you're counting he said it 29 times in response to every question. >> only thing better would have been if he did it in different languages. come on. next time. >> apparently he had his phone on to the timer, too, because he had to be there for five minutes. so he was clocking himself. and when reporters asked long questions, then he was, like -- >> the reporters were asking these questions as though they were going to get a different answer for their precious question. >> by the 15th time do you think he's going to go you know what? your question is really good. i'm going to answer that. >> why are they required to talk to the media?
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>> it's part of the gig. >> promote, promote, promote. >> last year at media day at the super bowl last year he kind of stood on the outskirts and leaned against the wall and i think he only talked to deion sanders because he knew him. he didn't talk to anybody else. he doesn't love the media. this time he didn't want to pay. >> and by the way -- >> not everyone wants to be an anchor on tv to yap all die. some people have introverted personalities. >> get your children out there. >> they've done that before where other players have spoken for him. they've been the conduit of information. >> there was one player who was kind of reticent and peter alexander was brilliant. he brought up one of his teammates' little girls and asked if you guys win, are you taking us to disney world? he had to answer that one. >> that's pretty good. >> that was -- you know bring a really cute kid with you. >> marshawn. >> i love that. that's good. it's would you wednesday. we talked about this yesterday. godaddy had or has a super bowl
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ad that did not sit well with a lot of people. >> anyone. >> anyone. just to refresh your memory in case you missed your show yesterday, you should have not have, take a look at the ad. ♪ >> look it's buddy! i'm so glad you made it home! because i just sold you on this website i built with godaddy. ship him out! >> get your domain and website all in one place at godaddy.com. >> okay. so the media backlashed, some 30,000 people supported a change.org petition to get that commercial out of here. people tweeted the ad was disturbing. some even went so far as to say it promoted irresponsible dog breeders. >> absolutely. >> 100% effective because everybody's talking about it.
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>> they win again, godaddy. the ceo of the company said the responses were emotional and direct. many people urged us not to run the ad and we heard that loud and clear. they will fill the slot with something else. now, this is the part that is interesting to me because they are also the same company who has had very racy ads that many have seen as degrading to women, so will they trade the puppy ad for something that women might find offensive? >> you had a tweet in the orange room. >> one of the tweets we got in the orange room was someone who said, listen godaddy basically has objectified women in their ads in the past but all of a sudden no one complained about that enough to pull the ad but the puppy ad was offensive enough to be pulled. >> am i the only one who sees this as nothing more than genius pr? >> it is. it is. >> they did the spoof last year. they've been known to -- yeah. >> they went into -- >> they're not worried about taste. that's their whole reputation so they can put this out, we all talk about godaddy, then they
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pull it back and put something else on. >> a racy woman in a tank top, and we're all, like the world is a better place. >> we debuted the budweiser commercial earlier. >> people were so upset by this. >> i mean i do think there's a legitimate point. is it less offensive to have a scantily-clad woman in the middle of the super bowl or an ad that is not real. >> every company has a scantily-clad woman at the super -- during the super bowl commercials. i mean look at carl's jr. >> and people were outraged about those, too, but they don't pull them. they leave them up. we're asking you would you have pulled the ad? let us know. we have one of our famous hashtag battles going on. #yespoll, #nopoll. and then then #doyouthinkgodaddyiswinning . >> which you think about their audience, i don't think they lost anybody.
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anyway. >> here's a question for everyone. the interesting interview by rebel wilson who we love you know she's in the movie "pitch perfect 2" coming out later on. but she attributes her comedy success to being a bigger girl. she says it's very hard to laugh at attractive people. to quote her directly she tells the website daily life bigger girls do better in comedy. i don't know why. maybe because people find it easier to laugh. it's very hard to laugh at someone who's very attractive i think, and normally those people don't have a great personality anyway. i'm thinking she may be saying this tongue in cheek, having a little fun. >> she must be. >> that's her personality and that's the way she is. >> i mean, kristen wiig. >> yeah. >> any number of women. >> tina amy. >> tina fey, amy poehler. >> mindy kaling. i can list a lot of very funny women. >> a lot of very funny women. >> she's hilarious. >> i think she's hilarious. i don't know that she was doing it to create controversy.
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>> i think she was doing it -- >> to have fun. >> yeah, because she couldn't get on the godaddy ad. >> in "ghostbusters." i know they picked the cast but surely she can have something. >> please don't call me shirley. come on, i can't resist. so we've got that winter storm that is moving out. that's good news. but we've got a second system, an alberta clipper that's going to be coming across thursday evening. it's going to start pushing snow into the northeast thursday into friday morning. again, this is a quick mover. snow for boston, maybe one to two inches, but then it deepens off the coast of maine. they already have winter storm watches up for maine. the reason for that, you look at central maine anywhere from 9 to 12 inches. this is what we're watching now. this system is going to bring rain for the southwest, phoenix, friday to saturday. it develops monday morning, groundhog's day. and depending on the track it's taking, it takes this track here, it will be a warmer storm, and that will be rain. but if it takes this track, that
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means snow for a fairly wide area of the northeast. still early, but we want to keep you posted that this is something that we're going to be watching. remember, as they say on groundhog's day 9:12. good morning to you. thank you, al. temperatures right now still on the chilly side. we have a good looking day shaping up. we're going to climb into the upper 60s just about everywhere. it's going to take a while for the cold air to mix out and the warm air to move in. as we head throughout the afternoon, temperatures are going to jump into the upper 60s, by tomorrow staying nice and steady. then we're looking good for rain by monday. we'll talk more about that. best chance right now looks like the north bay, but we'll show you the futurecast today at 11:00. and that's your local weather. >> it starts with symptoms that appear to be a common cold, but left more than 100 children partially paralyzed. doctors are not sure what is causing it. wha
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>> doctors around the country are scrambling to find out what is causing a mystery that leaves kids paralyzed. >> it started with the enterovirus outbreak as doctors struggle to find answers and help her daughter. 7-year-old mckenzie likes to break dance, swim, and do crafts. just before christmas, she got what her parents thought was a common cold. within 12 days, she was paralyzed from the neck down. >> she got a cold and now she is never going to walk again. how do you get your mind around that? it's hard to understand. >> doctors have diagnosed her with acute flasit pilitis preventing the brain from sending signals to the body. they know the condition, but not what causes it.
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>> the prognosis is challenging because the cases are new. >> since august, more than 100 dhrn in children developed sudden weakness because of it. >> we're suspect it's the enterovirus but we are not sure. we haven't been able to prove what caused paralysis in the children. >> some, but not all were diagnosed in the past six months. enterovirus may be a possible cause, but not the cause of paralysis. >> we tried a number of different treatments throughout the country and nothing has seemed to work for the children. that's frustrating. >> for now, mckenzie can only wiggle her left hand, feet, and use facial muscles. >> we wants me to fix it and make it better and i can't. it rips my heart apart every day. i am hoping for a miracle, but
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for now this is our reality. >> the center is urging doctors to be vigilant in reporting new cases. here with more on what you need to know, doctor, good morning. what's going on here? we talked about a fm in some of the cases and not all being related to enterovirus. is there a connection? >> that's what they are trying to figure out. we had a rise in this virus. it is not a new virus, but it caused severe respiratory illnesses and this illness that was not new. we have clusters of that and clusters of this and maybe they are related. what's important is even though the kids might be testing positive for the d 68 and the respiratory secretions, they haven't done able to demonstrate
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in the spinal fluid and that's what they need to say definitively it's a cause. an example would be polio which is an enterovirus and we can demonstrate the virus so we know it's the causative agent. >> what are are the symptoms? >> by definition it's a pair lytic symptom and experience weakness in a limb. the thing that makes it peculiar is it doesn't follow a pattern that we have seen in other illnesses. some kids like this poor child has it in the neck down and some experience one leg or facial muscle weakness. it can vary. as the segment pointed out we don't have any tried and true therapies. we can't treat it if we don't know what's causing it. we don't know a direct cause or the patient's immune response to the virus that is triggering this inflammation. there a few i had spoth seize
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out there. >> anything preventive we have been doing? the answer unfortunately is no. it's probably some virus. we go back to what we say about infection control and that comprises hand washing and sanitizing and not touching your hand to your face, etc. we don't know what causes it so you have a virus and you can't do anything to prevent this. >> some of the patients have shown signs of improvement right? >> some of them have been treated with various therapies we used to treat these acute neurological syndromes and what they think the best intervention is rehab and therapy. everyone is on it. the cdc i implore you to report it to the cdc. the only way to identify the pathogen and get a treatment is
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they find consumers files a viral complaint with the f d.c. all eyes on the federal reserve. the feds wrapping up a two-day meeting and expected to stand by the plans to raise short-term rates for the first time since the financial crisis. when it will happen is still unclear. a study suggests sugary drinks may trigger the early on set of puberty. girls who drank more than 1 1/2 daily sugary beverages began menstruation months earlier regardless of height and weight. a bright spot this morning for an island that is completely dark in the middle of the blizzard. a nantucket woman gave birth in a hospital that was relying on a back up generator. he weighed in at 6 pounds 5
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everyone deserves ooey gooey pillsbury cinnamon rolls. make the weekend pop! a very good wednesday morning to you. 9:26. i'm sam brock. the launch of new metering lights for one of the south bay's busiest traffic corridors is now in effect. northbound highway 85 between 1 101 and mountain view and 280 in huper teeno. the lights turned on for the very first time. they run longer than any other metering lights in the bay area and the timing is from 6:00 to 11:00 a.m. the hope here is it will bring some relief to what critics call one of the worst traffic corridors anywhere. >> friends and loved ones of a college student killed in an apparent street racing mishap will hold a vigil for her. keiron pablo was killed why driving on the sidewalk. two drivers were arrested at the
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scene. >> wildlife workers are planning to release 20 birds recently found with some mysterious substance in san francisco bay. 250 birds have died from that mi mysterious good. investigators are still trying to figure out what it is. volunteers saved more than 200 birds. no birds stricken with good have been found since last thursday so at least good news there. coming up after the break, a look at the traffic and weather after this.
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welcome back. wouldn't you like to be here right now? not a cloud in the sky at ocean beach, and temperatures at the beach today in the mid to upper 60s. want to show you sunole where the hills are still partially green. we have rain on the way as we head throughout monday. and healdsburg shows you a few cloutsdz. we're still pretty chilly. 40s and 50s. obour way to the mid to upper 60s. rain on the way.
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more on that at 11:00. >> we're looking at this big shot of the north bay and upper east shore. freeway, nice easy drive developing here. late slowing kicking in for north decision680. crash at stone valley road the latest of the incidents to cause -- it's been a tough northbound drive this morning. south 880. slow, an earlier crash looks like it's cleared, but that's the compression heading down to mission boulevard, and along the peninsula, back to average. back to you. >> perhaps the metering lights going off fairly seamlessly. we'll have to find out. we'll check in in 25 minutes. see you then.
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welcome back to today on this wednesday morning. it's january 28th 2015. our good buddy here. come on in. >> bringing us food. >> so hungry. >> what have you done. >> these are five-ingredient dips. not quite the dip from this morning, but pasta with rigatoni and spicy sausage and a little arugula. >> smells great. >> i can't wait for super bowl at your house. it's like a crazy feast. >> i'm doing more tomorrow for you guys. i like little pizzas and stuff.
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i don't do a lot of dips. i know people love dips but i have to do a little bit of a spin. i like salami and i shove it into cal zones and they are easy to eat. the thing to me is the mess. >> butter nut squash with spicy sausage and the squash cooks with the spicy sausage and water cooks it down. sweet and spicy at the same time. just like you. >> i love the soft music. a little smoolth jazz. >> for today we have snow in
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the system making its way out of here. we are watching snowy conditions and southern california and the south looking good with temperatures in the 70s. by the time we get to tomorrow, we will be bringing rain to the southwest and that will make its way towards the northeast. the clipper tomorrow across the great lakes into the northeast and we look at sunshine and temperatures on the cooler side getting saxe on a wednesday. good morning to you. temperatures mostly in the 40s and the 50s. as we get into your afternoon, we're going to see a very comfortable day. as a matter of fact, we are expecting highs to reach into the mid to upper 60s. sunny and mild for today. by tomorrow we're looking a little bit cooler, and then a much warmer weekend on tap just in time for your super bowl festivities. you can catch the super bowl on nbc bay area. rain returns next week. we'll show you the futurecast today at 11:00. see you then.
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>> it's a good day when you come out five pounds heavier than when you went in. >> mission accomplished. >> nice. it's delicious. >> and get your mugs up. we don't have our mugs. get your bowls up, baby. it is the hump day version. grab your forks and settle in. taylor swift with 51 million twitter followers and 20 million instagram followers got a surprise after seeing unusual posts on her account. the 25-year-old took to tumblr saying they deleted and locking my account. never a dull moment. she attempted to shake it off, tweeting because the hackers gonna hack hack hack hack hack. apparently though this is not nice. they threatened to post nude pictures of taylor which she responded and i love this
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response have fun photo shopping because you got nothing. in your face, hackers. more children for nicole kidman and keith urban. if her kids have anything to do with it, no. she said her daughters don't want competition. i asked them if they wanted it and they were like no. they do want a dog. did you have that issue with your children wanting siblings or no? >> i asked luke once and he was like we are perfect the way we are. i was look okay. >> liam called the birthday the day my life changed forever. >> starring in the movie paddington, she wishes every month she was pregnant because of her age it is not going to happen. that's what she said. she gave birth to a daughter sunday rose and born via
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surrogate. my man crush every day is about to become the new indiana jones. he is the top choice to play the action star. the last installment was indiana jones and the kingdom. i have to catch up on it. >> the first three are genius. >> it will be perfect. >> he's funny and everything. guardians of the galaxy. jurassic world in june. >> a man is blowing up. # >> he can do no wrong. we know the answer who he will call for ghost busters reboot. the brides maids director confirmed the rumor of the all
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female cast for the remake. melissa mccarthy and kristin wii g and "saturday night live" castmates who are break out stars. apparently joining. incidentally, a regionally cast member predicted this in toronto back in september. he would have paid melissa mccarthy and kristin wii g. no word on whether he will appear there or not. we have got to score a visit to that set. it's huge. make it happen. that is it. up next, she made her way to the kitchen and a couple of ditches
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the media is useless. you were out of control. but not always. we are cooking and today the chef contributor with the simple supper. >> nothing more than that. >> we will do pasta first. rigatoni, but baby ones.
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my daughter likes spicy sausage. you can use ground meat but sausage gives more flavor. when it's cold out, you want that flavor. >> can you use turkey? >> if you use ground turkey, add red pepper flakes. add flavor. even garlic gloves to add flavor. you brown it up and it takes like -- if you break it up, like seven minutes or so and i add the butter nut squash. the smaller you cut it, the quicker it cooks. you can buy it cut up if you want to. >> is it okay if i buy it cut up? >> make sure you look at it and it's not moldy and dried up. you add 1 1/2 cups of water and let it cook down until it's sauce. you leave it uncovered. you cook the pasta. >> extra flavor. >> now take a look at this. give it a stir, al.
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since you like to cook, once the squash is soft, i do this. add the parmesan cheese which is one of the five ingredients and create like a creamy texture. it falls apart nicely and creates an orangey sauce without adding cream to it. >> when do you combine it? >> as the pasta is cook this just takes 15 minutes to make dinner. >> you add the pasta in there. start tossing. i add arugula. i like my greens with my pasta. it's peppery and you don't have to if you don't want to. you toss it together. finish with parmesan cheese. >> that's beautiful. >> for meat lovers, this is all it. this is a flat iron steak that is seasoned with a little salt and a nice hot pan. that's the most important thing
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to get a seer. >> you are just using salt? >> that's it. the steak is basically the shoulder part of beef. it is nice and flavorful. lots of marbleization. we will not low it at each other. we will put it on top of the meat. doing this creates a flat level on the heat and you get a crust on the outside. >> like the version of a brick chicken. >> same idea. anything heavy. anything you have that is heavy. the pepper and pesto here. the peppers are red and sweet and not spacey. macadamia nuts. taste it. it's so good. a little olive oil. that's it. put it in the blender and you are done. make sure you let the meat rest. otherwise you necessary trouble. >> cross or against the grain?
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>> a little bit of both. like this. >> that looks beautiful. >> dip it in. we can take that one. this is more cooked. i won't tough your meat. tlt pick yourself. >> this is amazing. you can do this in a matter of minutes. organize it out. >> the peppers come in a jar. that you can buy no problem. then everything else you can have in your pantry. you have to get the meat. as long as you are prepped, you are ready to go. >> thank you so much. so good to see you. recipes on today.com. up next what goes better with a nice dinner? how about the smooth sounds (announcer) don't settle for 4g lte coverage that's smaller or less reliable when only one network is america's largest and most reliable 4g lte network: verizon. with xlte, our 4g lte bandwidth has doubled in over 400 cities. and now, save without settling.
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>> we are listening to and admiring the smooth sounds of kenny g and have been doing it since the early 80s. >> more than 70 million records, the sax man releasing his 14th album called brazilian nights. good morning. >> good morning. nice to be here. >> this is in my blood. you are playing this now. why? >> i heard it from the 60s and i always wanted to make this kind of an album and i was inspired so here you go. >> your music is played all-around the world and you even heard it in a bathroom in china. >> i was in the middle of china and here's my music. it was amazing. >> here's the brazilian music. what are you playing? >> my high school sax and high
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school friend on the piano. we will play the song that i composed. >> thanks kenny g. >> thank you. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ >> woo! yes. thank you. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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well, good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. happening today, federal officials investigating the 2012 richmond refinery fire will hold a meeting with neighbors. it's expected to cover new safety recommendations. last week investigators blamed
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chevron's quote, flawed safety culture for the fire. >> a freshman member of stanford swim team has been accused of rape. he's out on bail this morning. police arrested 19-year-old brock turner on january 18th. he faces five felony charges in connection of the alleged attack on a woman who police say was drunk and unconscious. >> south bay transportation leaders are getting feedback on a plan to turn carpool laneinize to express lanes on highway 101. they're planning to widen 101 and add dual high occupancy toll lanes between palo alto and morgan hill. let's check the weather with christina. >> thank you, scott. really lovely day coming your way. the kind of weather you like as a matter of fact. temperatures are going to be warm after we get through with the chilly start. mostly clear and as we head throughout the day, you might not notice the difference. true temperature, about 3 to 5
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degrees cooler. with the humidity feeling about the same with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. we're at 67 degrees in the tri-valley. 68 in the south bay. a nice mild pattern coming your way with big changes by this weekend. we're talking about 70s and then maybe rain. more on that today at 11:00. >> we're looking to southbound 8aty where we have a slower drive through fremont, slow in the sunol area. your northbound lane moving smoothly through the south bay. see slowing, we'll check on that later, and we'll look at the rest of the north bay and the east shore moving nicely. the metering lights are still on, but no drama. that's the better news.
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from nbc news, this is "today" can kathie lee gifford and hoeda kotbe. is it wines day, wednesday. jenna bush hager is here with me today. guess who is returning from a long vacation tomorrow. kathie lee. she's coming back. we're going to -- you've done an incredible job. >> thank you. i had so much fun. >> you have been here through the highs and the lows of the show. now, have you ever said anything in your life you blurt it out
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and you wish you could take it back? >> i have never done that before. >> that happened to me on monday. kathie lee and i went to this cool bar called alabama jack's. we went there to shoot this piece. we get there. all these cool bikers are there. we look like two losers. we put leather on and tried to fit in. the other day i showed this picture. i look at us. what i meant was look at us we look like a couple of losers in leather at a biker bar. what i said was not exactly that, i don't think. i offended a lot of bikers. >> you offended a lot of bikers which you did not mean to do. >> i am so sorry. let me tell you something. you let me know. hello, twitter. so cheryl dakota cobb she treated me -- she said this is me doing a benefit for two kids who lost their parents. how am i a loser?
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i meant kathie lee and i are losers. the same thing, jeff blakely tweeted, you have bikers in an uproar. he thinks it is funny. this is how karma works. bikers do incredible charity work. they work for special olympics. they do dream ride, which is a great thing for special olympics rolling thunder ride for freedom brings in more than 400,000 motorcycles to d.c. >> have you ever seen that? >> it's an amazing sight. here is how life works. life is so funny. guess who is on the plaza today? gwen and doug. come here. >> we have bikers. >> hoda. >> by the way, these are two -- i feel -- okay. >> i just have to tell you. >> tell me. >> that you just have to be careful of how you word things. people get so upset.
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>> i'm sorry. you know that i did not mean that. >> look at him. >> i'm so sorry. >> now i forgive you. >> i'm sorry, you guys. i really am. it was one of those things. i know you do a lot of great work. i'm glad you were here on the plaza. karma is funny, isn't it. >> i can't believe we were here. >> can you teach her how to ride? >> he will. >> i will give you a ride. you can get on the back. i got a big dresser. >> what's a dresser? >> it's a grandma/grandpa bike. >> next time you will bring it back and i will get on the hog. >> yeah. >> thank you so much for coming. thank you so so much. >> just watch what you say. >> i'm going to. all right. which fits in perfectly to my words of wisdom today which were be better today than you were yesterday. be better than you were yesterday. >> and you are. >> i'm trying. i'm trying. you know we were talking about
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this deflategate thing. what do you think? what are your thoughts? >> it's now reported that this locker room assistant, young kid went into a bathroom and spent 90 seconds deflating balls. which sounds odd. anyway footballs. i think feel sorry for him. he may get the brunt of this scandal. >> a lone ranger who decided to go to the bathroom and deflate them or if he was today? we don't have the actual proof of this videotape. we haven't seen it. >> you know what does have the proof? it's not real proof -- >> it might be. jimmy kimmel has been known to gather info. >> watch what the kid does here. see if you think he in any way could have been deflating all these balls. okay. that's the kid. this is -- those are the balls.
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they have them in nylon bags there. you can see it does seem as if he -- he definitely is deflating those balls. but they're -- a lot of people them. wait a minute. and then you can see somebody comes in and he scoots out of the place. the worst part is, he didn't wash his hands. >> that was -- >> that was amazing. >> the stuff the guy comes up with is amazing. >> my favorite part was the booty smack. >> i like that. >> do you ever do that? >> a do a lot of dancing in the mirror. dancing in the mirror all alone is awesome. >> i have a different view of that. >> you don't like it? >> have you ever looked at yourself while you're dancing in the mirror. >> when the music is cranking and all that stuff -- >> i like to dance when the music is cranking. i like to have dance parties.
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the two of us. when i look in the mirror and i see myself all of a sudden -- ♪ >> i know. >> oh gosh. my hair. >> katy perry will sing at the halftime at the super bowl. >> i cannot wait to see -- you know it's going to be crazy. >> she's so fun. >> she did this cool pedicure. she's getting prepped. this is what she posted of her toes. even my -- even my tippy toes are ready. she's going to be -- usually the halftime show for those people who aren't huge football fans are a gas. that will be fun. >> i do look forward to the commercials. and the game, too. but the commercials, the halftime show and then the amount of calories that i consume. >> what do you eat? >> my favorite is nachos. >> all the good stuff. >> i like to eat. i feel like on super bowl sunday is one of the days where you let the calories come. >> i know. where do you watch at home?
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>> we go to our friend's house with the kid. >> you only have one. >> i kind of have two. henry is -- >> here is a question. are you impatient? think about your life. according to a new survey 80% of people are very impatient. 96% of people will knowingly -- get this -- consume really hot drinks or food that burns their mouth. >> i do that. >> because they don't want to wait wait. i'm the same way. i was like, is it -- why is it steaming? i'm starving. >> you go for it. >> i went for it. you burn your tongue and you have -- it doesn't matter. i have no feeling. >> they say another thing that people do is when you are on hold, whether with the cable company or whatever most people hang up after less than one minute. >> do you? >> i have no patience. when you order food in new york i'm one of those, when you order and you wait for it in new york you get used to it arriveing in
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20 minutes. you feel like the delivery guy is at your door. if it goes longer i called 30 minutes ago. no, no you called 16 minutes ago because we have it recorded. >> i kind of feel like living in new york has made me more impatient. >> i think so too. >> when i leave new york and i go home where things are a little bit slower i'm beeping on the horn. >> go. >> or where is my food? they are like everything is slower here. >> i know. you do have to deprogram almost. you have to get back on the train when you come back. >> exactly. >> if you are a -- we watch multiple episodes. the average person watched seven episodes in a single sitting. >> i can't believe that. >> i watch hour-long shows. i don't do 30-minute shows. >> that could be seven hour-long shows. >> they say one of the things that upsets impatient people is when someone in front of you is walking slowly and you are trying to get around them.
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you wait less than a second before you are like -- you are mad because they don't know you are mad. you are trying to get around them. they are walking slow. >> this sounds new york city problems. >> i think you are right. let's move on. >> oh no. >> how dirty are your -- >> oh no. >> how dirty are your gloves? we have to say what happened. jenna is one of those people -- we have a lot of things in common. we both count our stains. >> we spill. >> however, your gloves take the cake as the dirtiest gloves. here is what's really gross. something flew out of jenna's mouth. it did. >> it did not. i put it -- i put it there before the show. it's my -- >> it's her -- she has a cold. that's there on her makeup-stained gloves. how often do you wash your winter gloves. >> they ended up -- oops. they ended up in hoda's -- they
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have hairs. >> they ended up in my pocket. >> i gave her her gloves back. she wanted to keep these beautiful babies. >> you should wash them once a week. i would imagine gloves would shrink up and not -- >> well, these could be washed. >> do you know what gloves carry? influenza virus. you have that. so it's okay. >> this is why i'm always sick because these sit in the bottom of my nasty bag. >> you have to wash them. it can hold the virus for two to three days. you have to be very careful. they are asking you to please wash your gloves. they can -- >> psa. this is a psa for washing your gloves. by the way, i will tell you, that cough drop did not fly out of my mouth before the show i put it there. >> are you sure? >> yes. i did not mean to put it on my nasty gloves. >> excellent. we have a big, big show today. we will -- no deflategate football controversy.
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>> if you have stuff you no longer want -- >> i do. >> jill martin is back to show you how to turn that clutter into cash. >> did i >> i did it. i want to know what happened to the dresses and where the money is coming from. >> it looks like you made cash. >> after this. new dannon oikos triple zero is my go to protein snack. protein from yogurt? yup, this greek nonfat yogurt packs 15 grams of protein punch. but what else? it has 0 added sugar 0 artificial sweeteners and 0 fat. mmm... dannon oikos triple zero mmm dannon.
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i'm jerry bell the second. and i'm jerry bell the third. i'm like a big bear and he's my little cub. this little guy is non-stop. he's always hanging out with his friends. you've got to be prepared to sit at the edge of your seat and be ready to get up. there's no "deep couch sitting." definitely not good for my back. this is the part i really don't like right here. (doorbell) what's that? a package! it's a swiffer wetjet. it almost feels like it's moving itself. this is kind of fun. that comes from my floor? eww! this is deep couch sitting. [jerry bell iii] deep couch sitting!
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all right. now to the series #starttoday. and every wednesday, today contributor jill martin has been helping us get organized. clear the clutter from our home.
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>> oh yes, that's right, she transformed my scary bathroom. >> nasty. >> it still looks good. and cleared out about 70% of hoda's closet, which really needed the help. >> it did, and now it's time to turn the trash into cash. jill's here along with the ebay most successful seller. linda light and talk to her about her stuff. by the way, i want to say one thing. you transformed my closet and i was worried in awesome of days it would be another rat hole again. >> 12is it? >> it's not. >> it's not jammed up with things i don't need. >> you're keeping it up. folding my sweatshirts? >> most of them. i have to tell you it has changed the game. i'm telling you. amazing. >> you are great. high five to you two, i've gotten e-mails and tweets from our viewers. but i love the -- oh, i love the punctuation to the series because in the first week we cleaned out your closet. now we decided that first we put everything up for sale to see how we did. and that's today.
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>> all those outfits. >> this is all the stuff. >> you sold all of this. >> yes. i want to say first of all, we list the everything on these sites under hannah levine, hannah for your niece and levine for my family friend. i didn't want people to buy it just because -- >> that'd be creepy. >> so this is trademe.com. we gave them 66 items. >> okay. >> these are all the things, not all within i left out some. these are all the things we sold. and look at the site, this is something. >> showing. >> on models. >> they do that for you? >> yes, everything is there. >> wow. >> so listing is free, seller keeps 91%. >> wow. >> and it only takes 60 seconds to do. like voting in instagram you take the picture, give a description, and then it goes up for sale. >> unbelievable. >> and free shipping and free returns for any reason which is important because you had a concern. >> well i was worried i might have a tear in something that i didn't know about and i'm sure
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there are stains on things and people are going to get them and go, oh my god this isn't what i thought. if someone gets it, they can return it for nothing. >> return it for free and also the site will go through everything. they have a reputation for great. >> okay. that's good. >> now, next up is threadus.com. now what you do, is you sign up -- tripping over these pants. >> you get a clean out bag up here. then you send it back. they review they photograph everything, and they do it all for you. and then you get paid for mainstream stuff, stuff they know they'll sell up front. you're like, i already made money as you sell it. then the rest goes up for consignment. on average, 40% 80% of designer items. now i'm going to give you your total and you've decided to donate. >> i'm going to donate all the pediatric cancer. tell me i'm stoked. i'm wondering. >> so this situation where we gave all your dresses,
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$5,040.60. that is incredible. >> some of your other things, this person bought the rebok jersey. it has my name on the back. >> hello. >> so that was $284.20. for charity, you've raised $5,324.80. >> from that closet? >> things you don't wear. >> so you're saying, it could happen. consignment does well on the internet? >> consignment works and i'm giving you the sites. there are more on today.com. >> linda. >> hello linda. >> hello hoda. >> you really figured out this whole situation, haven't you? >> exactly. so i started 15 years ago, selling my kid's video games. sold the games on ebay and i got hooked and i decided to sell my own designer clothes. word of mouth is a great marketing tool. people asked me to do it for
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them and a business was born. >> and you were a lawyer before this? >> of exactly now 15 years later, i'm in a 72,000 square feet with 110 employees, and it has been awesome. we are even the largest consignment seller in the world of clothing shoes and accessories and ebay makes it so easy. don't to want send it to us do it yourself. >> how long did it take you to go to videotapes to turning it into a business for yourself? >> 15 years, but we took baby steps. take baby steps, don't jump in. sell the thick that you're passionate about. >> you've seen a lot, what does the back online say? >> hand backs are the holy grail. the thirst for these handbags never gets quenched. we have this michael kors handbag, $298 retail, and we're selling it for $98. >> and that too. >> $49 and resale for $200.
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the deals can not be beat. >> i have to say a good tip is that anything that doesn't have a size will sell better like a pillow or a bracelet or a bag. because a bag is every five seconds on ebay. that's because there's no fit. you get at pair of shoes home and they don't fit. >> great advice. jill, thank you. >> thank you so much. >> great seeing you, thank you sovp. if you want tips on how to where are where to sale log on to the website. >> it's the biggest football weekend of the year. get your game face on, we're about to play who knew. then the bridesmaid who will always be there for whatever you need whenever you need it. yeah make fit happen! new fit me matte and poreless from maybelline new york. beyond matching skin tone... finally, a foundation that fits skin's texture. some foundations exaggerate pores... new fitme has blurring powders... so pores and shine virtually disappear. you look perfectly poreless. totally natural. love my fit!
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we are getting ready for sunday's kick off by kicking off our own game of who knew. here's a question to get you started. >> which current or former "today" show host performed the national anthem at a super bowl. a, klg, b, florence henderson, or c, katie couric. >> think hard, get it right. jenna will head across the street. the crowd is waiting for her. >> i can't wait. and they met and fell in love and got married in front of millions on tv. >> now sean and katherine lowe have advice for finding ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] most of the time it's easy to know which option is better. other times,
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losing your chex mix too easily? deploy the boring potato chip decoy bag. with a variety of tastes and textures only chex mix has twenty bags of interesting. pick your mix. well good morning. 10:26. happening right now, the launch of the new metering lights on one of the south bay's busiest traffic corridors. northbound highway 85 between 101 in mountain view where 280 and cupertino actually flip
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that, if we're going northbound 280 to 101. the lights turned on this morning for the first time. they run longer than any other metering lights in the bay area. they're still on right now. it's until 11:00. it's help to provide some relief for what critics say is the worst traffic situation anywhere. >> residents from palo alto too atherton meeting in atherton to look at what could be done to reduce traffic nysoise. there's a three-fold increase in the noise. >> we'll take a look at weather and traffic after the break.
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welcome back. really pretty day coming your way. chilly out there right now, but mostly clear. all across the board by about 12:thir, temperatures are going to start warming up nicely. we'll end up 3 to 5 degrees cooler than yesterday. plenty of sunshine. you might not notice the difference because we did drop the humidity. humidity makes it feel warmer than the true temperature. fog will roll in tonight. temps in the 60s for today. we'll take a look at your weekend forecast and rain returns. >> look at this over on the peninsula. still slow north 101 to the split where 101 and 2aty remain slow. that's not really that unusual, and we'll look at the rest. east bay and north bay, close to the bay bridge approaches. we have a little flowing through berkeley. north bay and south bay looking
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good. 85 slow towards sarah toga and we have new meters in place. i'll be back at 11:00 to follow up on that. ♪ enchts . we're back. we're here to play our weekly trivia game. we want to get new the super bowl spirit with fun football facts. jenna bush haguer is filling in for super kathie lee. she is at the nbc experience. she's about to hand out $100 for anybody who gets the questions right. and to those who don't, good for them. they get one of kathie lee's fabulous cds. here to help me out is senior contributor to sb nation ryan nanny. ryan, hi. >> are you ready to play? >> let's do that. >> a quick question, we asked this question, which current or former "today" host has performed the national anthem at the super bowl. the choices are kathie lee, florence henderson or katie
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couric. >> please reveal the answer the answer is klg. 20 years ago tomorrow at super bowl xxix she sang the national anthem. she is not the only connection that the "today show" has. katie couric and brinltyant gumbel were appearing in a commercial. >> i have a feeling that she is dusting off that vhs tape and be listening to that. >> okay. this is a question that i think you can get. you ready? >> okay. >> what two teams will play in super bowl xlix? you don't need it? seahawks and packers, patriots or c, broncos and patriots. >> >> b, seahawks and patriots. >> yea! we gave him a little lay-up to start that off, right? a warmup. get stretched out. >> it's interesting. it's very hard for teams to make it back to the super bowl after they've been there the year
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before. the seahawks pulled it off. the last team to do that the patriots in 2004 and 2005. >> all right. over to you. >> okay. there is a good one. number two. katy perry will be performing at this year's super bowl finish the lyrics to this katy perry song. ♪ see it now i got the high of the tiger ♪ ♪ dancing through the fire ♪ ♪ i am the eye of the tiger ♪ >> no. ♪ because i'm the champion ♪ roar. roar it is. >> kathie lee's cd is good. tell us about -- >> katy is going to be big at halftime. >> set the record for the most watched halftime special. over 115 million viewers. i think katy perry can break
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that record. >> you do? >> she's going to bring everything. >> all right. that was a good try singing. what's next? >> okay what is your name and where are you from? >> i'm cally and i'm from south carolina. >> i love that 5:00 descent. how many super bowls have the new england patriots won? is it o, 1 or 3? >> i'm going to make sure i have this right. life line? >> three. >> yes! >> three is right! >> wow. got it going on, don't they? >> they also lost three super bowls, though. and if they lose this sunday they'll be tied for the most super bowl losses of any team. >> wow. and if they win? >> no pressure. if they win, you know who cares about the record? >> okay. all right. back across to jenna. >> what is your name and where are you from? >> linda and i'm from california. >> so not used to this cold. all right. you ready for this? who is the quarterback for the seattle seahawks? russell wilson peyton manning, or andrew luck?
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>> a. >> yea! congratulations. >> russell wilson. he is a fan favorite isn'the? >> it's amazing to think there were five quarterbacks taken ahead of him the year he was drafted. >> is that true? >> they're not in the super bowl is, he. hello! >> we have time for one more. >> one more. this goes with food my favorite thing. what's your name? >> gayle. >> gayle, according to the national chicken council, how many chicken wings will be eaten during this year's super bowl. a, 300 million, b, 860 million, or c, 1.25 billion let's think big. >> i'll go with b. >> no we have to think b, it's c. >> can you believe we're going to consume 1.25 billion chicken wings? do you know what the record is? >> give it. >> the record eat non 12 minutes, 192. >> how is that possible? >> don't go the super bowl with joey chestnut. >> yeah you can't beat a good
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chicken wing. i'm sorry. >> thanks so much. >> appreciate it. >> all right. you can catch the super bowl you know when? this sunday right here on nbc. we're going to start our coverage at noon eastern. we'll be on all day long. all right. coming up how the bachelors found their happily ever after. and the advice they have for you. they have a new book out. plus, the girl dubbed the professional bridesmaid by her friends turns it into a business and brides everywhere have her on speed dial. you might, too. we're going to talk to her after this. kraft barbecue sauce has a whole new recipe inspired by the old way of making things. starting with simple ingredients ...like red ripe tomatoes. sweet molasses. and now with cane sugar. all slow-simmered. so go ahead, make pulled pork wings, ribs amazing. things are changing at kraft. get inspired at kraftrecipes.com
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if you were a fan of "the bachelor," most of you know of the romances and most of them don't last. however, for shawn and katherine lowe, they knew they found the one. >> he proposed in front of the world and 16 months later their big wedding was broadcast on live tv to millions of viewers. >> now shawn is dishing on what is behind the show and what makes the marriage solid. it is called "for the right reasons." why nice guys finish first. hi guys. >> hi. >> so it's been happily ever after so far, right? >> absolutely. >> it is what you thought marriage would be? the show is sort of a weird test
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tube thing, isn't it? >> what we thought and a whole lot more. >> yeah? >> i mean we have had an incredible pifrt year. she's my best friend. so we love being together. but just like any other newly wed couple we also encountered our share of problems. >> you know the show is on the estates and helicopters and romance and roses. we know that in real life it's cold and dishes. is that a hard transition for you? >> no. when we were on the show and all the exotic fantasy dates, if we could be home in sweat pants and watching movies. our dogs are by our side. that's our fantasy sweetheart right there. >> did you ever ask any of the other girls, you know there are a lot of girls that pop-up. there is somebody at the end with you. does that conversation ever come up? >> no. in the beginning it is kind of like how did you feel about this person? i got to know the girls. i was totally comfortable talking about it because we're
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secure. i new their qualities that they had for him. it didn't bother me at all. one was a bridesmaid. >> really? >> yes. >> are you watching this season? it is to trashy. >> oh, my gosh. >> what do you think when you're watching it from your perspective? >> if i can give one piece of advice, don't kiss girls when other girls are around. that is a bad idea. don't do it. >> can you call him right now and get him on the phone? >> it's too late. >> what about the girl with the thing on her bikini? what is that? what do you think that is? >> i think it's a joke. i hope it's a joke. i mean maybe she's wearing risque stuff. but it could be a joke. i don't know. >> you write about this in the book. you both experienced this. people are exactly who they are. it's not like the producers make you into somebody that you're not. >> we say yes or no to things. >> the producer made that person look like a jerk. in my opinion, if you're a jerk it's going to show. if you're a nice guy it's going to show. >> and it's obvious you're a
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nice guy. we're going to play a newly wed game. we're going to ask a question and your spouse is going to answer much first question is for schaub. shawn, your waive formally a veegian has since meeting you started eating meat. what is her favorite kind of meat? >> i would say she likes to stay on the healthy side. fish maybe. a white fish. >> what do you got? >> seafood. >> all right. >> seems like a good match. katherine, where was your real first date after the bachelor? it was at sur. >> he said nobi. >> what? >> when you snuck to dallas. >> we went to dallas while the show was fill still filming. >> sow was right. >> shawn, which of the girls from the bachelor is cadge lyn the closest to? >> that's easy. that's leslie. >> yes. >> bridesmaid? >> yes. >> katherine, which -- i like
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this which one of shawn's body parts is your favorite? >> i would say maybe his arms. >> chest, baby. >> okay. >> wow. >> i love to hear you two. shawn, since you've been married, what's the craziest most spontaneous thing you've done together? >> ooh -- we went skydiving with my old man. >> skydiving. >> are you planning on having kids, a family? is that part of the game plan? >> yes. >> soon? no pressure. >> that's a relative question. maybe 2016 you'll see one. >> see one. here's a baby. >> reveal. thank you so much. it's nice to see everything working out for you two. thanks again. all right. well if you are soon to be newly wed like shawn and katherine, you may want to consider a bridesmaid for hire. a lot of brides are saying i do because it's woman's proposal right after this. do this thi i'm going to share a photo of my eggo waffle when it pops up. that's so interesting honey because i'm going to share a photo of my eggo waffle when it pops up. l'eggo my eggo l'eggo my eggo
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if you've ever been a bridesmaid, you're happy to do it, but a lot of obligations. the list goes on and on. >> wouldn't it be nice if you could hire a professional bridesmaid to take the load off your friends and family? kind of like the new movie the wedding ringer where kevin hart playing the best man for hire. let's take a look. >> you're looking for a basic single wing man, that's why i'm your best man, attend the full day. >> okay. >> need something involved festivities for the weekend, then you're talking about a blind. now we have a real problem, that includes everything plus an additional three groomsmen. for an extra # #$,000, i'll throw you a bachelor party to your liking. >> i want to see that movie. that idea is not as farfetched as it sounds. she's been in more weddings she can can't. she decided to turn it into a business. >> she launched bridesmaid for hire and jen already has dozens of brides lining up. welcome. i've got to the tell you, we were sort of fascinated is a
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nice word to start with, with your story. so, explain how it went from being a bridesmaid to suddenly hiring yourself out to other girls who are looking for a bridesmaid? >> sure. i was a bridesmaid so many time for my own friends, i was nicknamed the professional bridesmaid. when i was behind the scenes at weddings, i noticed there was nobody there truly for the bride. there was a gap in the wedding industry, and i decided to fill the courage. >> off wedding planner who plans all the other stuff, and then the bride's kind of left to the her your own. you have your maid of honor. >> if you're lucky now have have braids maid and a maid of honor, they're getting themselves ready. they need to be a good friend to you. but let me handle the dirty work the stress, the personal tasks here and there that come up unexpectedly so everyone else can have fun. >> i have to think my wedding, my sister was my maid of honor she had to do things that not everybody would want to do. so do you ever feel sad for the people? thinking they don't have somebody close enough to be
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willing to sacrifice some of their own needs? >> i would say quite the opposite i feel excited for them that they have good friends in their life, and i'm going to step in and make sure the wedding party has everything they need. i also help out the maid of honor and the bridesmaid so they can focus on having fun as well and support their best friend or sister. >> when the bride introduced you to her braids maid, it must be strange, hey, you've never met but she's a bridesmaid and the rest of the girls, elementary school. >> at first everyone is like who is she, why is jen here? then when the chaos starts happening and i'm stepping in and helping everyone out, they're like thank god you're here. and i am doing a lot of work for the bridesmaids as well. >> brides can be a little bit bridezilla, i had my moments, moments, one time. what have you witnessinged? have you had any terrible experiences? >> you can't blame a bride for going bridezilla. it's an emotional and stressful
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times. i have had brides screaming and crying before they walk down the aisle. i've had brides be unsure if they want to walk down the aisle. all of the crazy situations happen, and that is what i'm mainly there to deal with. >> it is one of the most important days of your life and one of the most intimate days of your life. and the people with you moments before you walk down the aisle i mean, just to echo what jen said it's like you want your nearest and dearest i can't imagine in that moment saying hey jen what's your last name. you want someone who knows you through and through. >> sure. i actually work with my brides up to a year and a half before their wedding. so we're not truly strangers before i arrive on the wedding day. and because i am that outsider, they do rely on you and tell you more things than they might tell your friends because off third party, you're unbiassed and you're going to come with a brand new perspective. >> run through what you do and i know off bridal survival guide. >> do you keep it it in the fanny pack. >> i do i carry this. it's a bridesmaid survival kit.
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it holds everything, everything from a universal phone charger -- >> that's everywhere. what else? >> i have band aids moisturizer i have hair spray, i have everything in here. >> everything we need. >> tough handy. >>tive around my waist for you on your wedding day. >> bachelorette party through the wedding. >> everything. >> you make a living this way? >> this is not my full-time job right now. >> on the side. >> 25 new brides. 25 brides this year. >> congrats. >> all right we're back in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc. >> that's so fascinating.
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this is how we're preparing for kathie lee's arrival. jenna, thank you fortune filling in. it was so much fun. >> i had a blast. >> tomorrow we're gearing up for the super bowl and with some sneak peek ads you'll see during the game. >> i can't talk on this thing,
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football fiesta with some delicious mexican dishes. >> and if the game isn't your thing all the shows you'll want to binge watch. kathie lee will be here
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and right now at 11:00, a big change to a major artery in the south bay. we'll show you if new metering lights made a difference this morning on your morning commute on highway 85. >> good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. >> i'm kris sanchez. for most the rush hour in the morning ends around 9:00 but that doesn't ably to silicon valley. that's why metering lights were on until just moments ago. >> bob redell live along the freeway in mountain view. how did it go bob? >> good morning to you. those metering light are still on supposed to be shutting down at any moment now. we did catch up with a caltrans worker checking out the new

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