tv Today NBC October 17, 2015 5:30am-7:01am PDT
good morning. octo-brrr. a huge blast of cold air aimed at 55 million people this weekend. freezes and frost warnings from mississippi to new england and in michigan, the snow is falling. in the west, flash flood warnings still in effect. a day after the mudslides slammed into hundreds of cars and homes as well. dylan is tracking it all. feudi over 9/11. donald trump and jeb bush battling it out over who is to blame for the terror attack. >> say what you want. the world trade center came down during his time. >> that feud is escalating. a hero's tale. the student revealing overnight
how he tried to save his classmates and the terror he felt when the gunman looked at him. and homecoming day. tracy morgan hosting "saturday night live." >> good to have you back, man. >> did i work here? >> his long awaited return coming a year after that horrific accident that nearly killed him. fans lined up all day and night hoping to grab a ticket to the hottest show around. "today" saturday, october 17th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on saturday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith alongside dylan dreyer. >> i'm over here on the left. >> she showed up. >> and frances rivera.
good morning. it is like riding a bike. >> you're good. you're steady. >> let's get going. >> the first wobble in the middle. >> feeling good. take a look outside. this is amazing. everybody in the building and people around town and across the country, so excited that tracy morgan on "saturday night li live." >> they are lined up hoping to get a ticket live to see it. if not, you can watch it here on nbc. >> i hear there is a baseball game. >> not far from us. >> i heard a thing or two about the game. >> they are getting ready at citifield. we have preparations happening on the plaza. oh, look, it's mr. met. mr. met is here. we called chicago. clark, the cubbies mascot was engaged this morning, but the offer and invitation was exte extend extended. let's get to the top story.
millions of people getting an early taste of winter. waking up to the hocoldest weatr this season. some seeing the first snowfall. dylan is here to get us up to speed. >> i'm surprised i'm not out there standing in it. >> you will be. >> i'm happy. it will be gone by tomorrow. we have a big dip in the jet stream. this is just ushering in arctic air. something we have not talked about in some time. it is just really, really cold out there this morning. we have freeze warnings, freeze watches. this doesn't effect humans as it does plants, but it is cold. 32 in detroit. 33 in cincinnati. 41 in allentown. the cool air settles in and sticks around through monday. temperatures for highs this afternoon, 46 in cleveland. 16 degrees below average. 55, that's it in new york. that's nine degrees below average. over the next three days, each
morning, we top out barely around freezing. in detroit, 32 on sunday morning. monday morning, 34. tuesday is the rebound day in the midwest. it will push into the northeast as we go into tuesday afternoon. in the southwest, we have a lot of clean up because of the mudslides we saw that way. take a look at this outside of los angeles where the rain came down in some areas. up to 6 inches. without much vegetation because it has been so dry, the mud runs down the mountains. that has been the situation over the last couple of days because of the flash flooding. we have the flash flood watches in effect through southern nevada and parts of arizona with pockets of heavy rain especially tonight into tomorrow where we could end up with 1 to 3 inches of additional rain. a lot of that falls in a short period of time. that could lead to mudslides. >> real life el niño. turning to the war between donald trump and jeb bush.
it comes on the heels of trump's comments of former president george w. bush and the september 11th attacks. kristen welker has more from the white house. >> reporter: good morning. trump has a way of hitting bush, but on friday, he touched off a firestorm with these remarks. >> when you talk about george bush, say what you want, but the world trade center came down during his time. >> wait a minute. >> reporter: jeb bush fired back tweeting how pathetic for @donaldtrump. we were attacked and my brother kept us safe. you said your brother kept us safe, i wanted to be nice and did not mention the wtc came down during his watch. and then no, you are pathetic
saying nothing happened during your brother's term. for trump, this is another dust up. for bush, the verbal sparring allows him to flex his muscles a bit. you can expect this to be a flash point for the gops over the next several days. >> one thing we are not sure we are getting this weekend is a decision from vice president joe biden. what is the latest on that? >> reporter: we are hopeful. vice president biden is waking up in delaware this morning and under pressure to make a decision about whether he's in or out. sources close to the vp say a decision could come within the next 48 hours. with democrats growing increasingly anxious, it is decision time for vice president joe biden. he is tucked away at his home in delaware deliberating. >> he is looking seriously at
getting in. >> reporter: his family is on board with a run and now he's calling supporters in early voting states to gauge whether he has a path to winning. on friday, president obama declined to weigh in. >> i don't have to share my views about that right now because i think it is important for the american people to make up their own decision. >> reporter: friday, close ally senator ted kaufman sent a letter. if he decides to run, we need each and every one of you yesterday. biden wants space to decide. the door hasn't closed yet. hillary clinton's aides say it is too late. >> i don't see we are lacking anything in the field. i think the field is a good field and i don't see that there's a space. >> reporter: clinton showed new signs of strength after her dominant debate performance. one poll shows her inching up in new hampshire. in an nbc news survey monkey
poll, clinton has a double-digit lead. clinton said biden should decide in his own time. >> i'm not in any way that the vice president accept a any timetable other than the one he has. >> reporter: the reason biden is struggling with the decision, he always wanted to be president and this would be his last shot. plus, his late son beau urged him to run before passing. the main factor right now is if biden thinks he can win. erica. >> kristen, thanks. now to a wrongful death suit filed by the family of a teenager killed by a police officer in michigan. it all happened during a traffic stop and most of it was caught on the officer's body cam. the family says their son did not have to die. nbc's rehema ellis has more.
>> reporter: the tragedy unfolded moments after a routine traffic stop. >> i pulled you over because you flashed me. >> reporter: last february, 17-year-old devin gilford was pulled over by officer frost. the incident captured on the body camera of the officer. >> you had your lights on. i'm not lying to you. >> reporter: when gilford refused several requests for documents, the encounter escalated. >> get your hands behind your back. >> reporter: in the scuffle, sergeant frost first fires his stun gun. before firing seven shots that killed the unarmed teenager. the sergeant was treated for facial injuries. after an investigation, the county prosecutor decided not to file charges against frost and determined that sergeant frost
used his firearm within the limits of michigan's self defense law. but this week, gilford's parents filed a federal civil lawsuit against frost and eton county. alleging that devin's civil rights were violated. >> it would have been appropriate for the facts to be in front of a jury. >> reporter: the sheriff's office responded saying they stood by the prosecutor's findings that sergeant frost responded under the belief that he faced the threat of great bodily harm or death. now once again, a court is asked to rule on questions surrounding the use of police force. for "today," rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. moving overseas. another night of violence in the middle east. frances is in for sheinelle. >> more unrest with deadly clashes that rocked the middle east overnight. as tensions escalate after a palestinian disguised as
journalist attacked an israeli soldi soldier. we have nbc's bill neely with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there is no let up in the violence. three more attempted murders, stabbings this morning. three more palestinians shot dead. here in jerusalem, a 16-year-old was stopped by police. produced his identification card and produced a knife and tried stab an officer and shot dead. in hedron, 20 miles from here, two other incidents. a teenager and two other palestinians tried stab a man on the street. that man had a gun and shot dead his assailant. a young palestinian woman stabbed a police woman at a checkpoint. she obviously had a gun and shot her attacker dead. three dead in the space of a few hours. some shocking picture s emerged of another stabbing.
a warning you may find these pictures graphic. a man chasing an israeli soldier. he wrestles him to the ground. that injured soldier is recovering in the hospital. the attacker is dead. no let-up in the attacks. they are very difficult to stop. most of them carried out by teenagers from east jerusalem who have no criminal record. they have identification cards so they can move about freely. many speak fluent hebrew. it is very difficult to predict where the next attack is going to come from. back to you. >> bill, thank you very much. bill neely in jerusalem. the final u.s. airways flight landed in philadelphia this morning. the red eye from san francisco flew flight 1939. the year the airline began. all future flights will fly under the american airlines
banner following the completion of the two-year merger. nbc news learned the federal government wants drone owners to register with the department of transportation. that comes after a spike in close calls with unmanned drones and commercial airlines in the nation's biggest airports. in july, a drone flew 100 feet from the jet at jfk airport. the cleveland browns says the team is aware of the domestic incident with johnny manziel. manziel was pulled over in ohio this week. a witness told police a person believed to be manziel's girlfriend was trying to jump from his speeding car. manziel apparently said he was drinking earlier in the day, but not found to be intoxicated. manziel spent ten weeks in rehab in the off season. now video here of the volcano erupting in mexico. officials say the plume reached as high as 6,500 feet. watch this thing. the volcano has been active
since july leaving villages forced to evacuate. and while anyone around here can talk about the cubs and mets, the kansas city royals took home game one of the american league championship series last night beating the blue jays, 5-0, at home. game two is this afternoon. a lot going on. around these parts, we have mr. met in the plaza. a small game that is happening. >> frances, thanks. i guess it is time for more weather. >> we didn't have enough before. >> so many things i left out before. let's talk more about the snow through parts of the great lakes. you know when you have the colder air and it crosses over the warmer waters of the great lakes, you end up with lake-effect snow. erie, pennsylvania could see 1 to 2 inches of know snow. high pressure elsewhere is keeping it sunny. temperatures in the 50s and 60s.
in the southwest, of . good saturday morning to you. waking up to showers across the north bay and cloudy skies across the bay area before the day is over, most likely all of us will see a brief passing shower. light rain across san francisco. cloudy else where. through the day we're expecting a brief passing shower from the south to north bay. the best chance of heavy rain will be across the coast line, san francisco and north bay. we have a potential for more showers tomorrow. get the full details this morning at 7:00. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you so much. there is a buzz in the air in new york and in chicago as well today. the mets and cubs facing off tonight in game one of the national league championship series. the long suffering fans of both teams, oh, have they suffered. dreaming of finally making it to the world series.
nbc's ron mott is a few miles away from here at citifield over in queens. ron, good morning. >> reporter: harry, good morning to you. we all know the cubs and mets have been victimized for years by bad luck. now one team is four wins away from getting back to the world series. energized fans on both sides are saying it is about time. fans of the chicago cubs and new york mets, good things have not come with the long wait. >> i have the pleasure to introduce the mets. >> reporter: it has been 29 years since they celebrated a world series crown in queens. 190 1908, the last time for wrigley faithful. only one gets the treat of playing for it all. 70 years ago in chicago, bar owner william sienna showed up at wrigley to root for the home team. the problem, the billy goat, the
legend has it, cast a curse on the club. a black cat in '69 derailed that season. a cubs fan in '03 taking away an out five outs from the world series. >> why do things seem to fold at the most critical time? why are people's hearts broken over and over? better to blame a goat. >> reporter: at the billy goat tavern, there is the curse. >> the curse is over. >> reporter: while their suffering is not as long, fans of the amazins. >> it gets through buckner. the mets win it. >> reporter: they played second fiddle to the yankees who beat them in the world series 15
years ago. now 2015 could wipe away years of pain if disappointment doesn't interfere. the games will play in new york before switching to chicago on tuesday. one team is guaranteed to the world series, but the other, they have another year to wonder if they are truly cursed. back to you. >> ron mott, thank you very much. so many mets fans work in this building. >> yes. >> people cannot see straight. this is the best thing that's ever happened. >> one of our producers came in today. there she is with her cubs hat on. people you never met before are saying what are you doing? what are you wearing? >> have never seen it. >> we should mention, we put the offer out to her good friend clark, the mascot, he was otherwise engaged. maybe the bear will come another day. still to come, catching you
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back now on saturday morning with "the download." our chance to look back at the week's stories. >> a recap of the headlines that grabbed our attention. the democrats. after taking a backseat to the republican, were finally in the spotlight. facing off in their first debate. hillary clinton center stage. >> fathers will be able to say to their daughters, you, too, can grow up to be president. >> her rival, bernie sanders, handed her this gift. >> the american people are sick
and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> and being generous made him look magnanamous. >> secretary clinton, is bernie sanders tough enough on guns? >> no, not at all. america's longest war just got longer. >> i decided to maintain our current posture of 9,800 troops in afghanistan through most of next year. 2016. >> after 14 years, $1 trillion and more than 2,300 american lives lost, thousands will remain in afghanistan. israeli and palestinians are blaming each other for the latest round of violence. >> behind the battle of guns and knives that have seen israeli stabbed, a war of words. and at its center, video that has gone viral of the
13-year-old palestinian bleeding. he's like almost not breathing. >> former nba star lamar odom was found unconscious in a nevada brothel this week. >> multiple drugs in his system. >> his estranged wife khloe kardashian and loved ones are pulling for him. is the woman the worst aunt ever? backlash after a new york city woman sued her nephew for hugging her too hard at his 8th birthday party and breaking her wrist. >> outrage. >> jennifer connell and her nephew sean sat down with "today." >> she would never do anything to hurt her family and myself. she loves us. >> this was simply a case of formality with the insurance claims. your dining experience may be getting a makeover with danny meyer getting rid of tipping at
his many restaurants. >> without gratuity, they charge a markup. the hourly rate goes up. >> this meal doesn't come with sticker shock, but? >> say you are out to eat and you ordered fish. you are nearly done eating and this happens. >> hopes and dreams. >> you don't want a fish who still has hopes and dreams. mccaffrey. >> check out this play from francis owusu. >> did he catch that up against the defender's back? unbelievable. >> the tightest hug ever. >> talk about this fish. the eyes and face and everything is bad enough. but the moving. >> can you order it like that? say, i want it. >> is that when they ask how you
anthony slaughter is with us with a look at the forecast. >> a bit of rainfall along the coastline, the rest of us will see a brief passing shower before the day is done. most of it will be in the form of sprinkles, mostly cloudy skies otherwise. temperatures in the 60s this morning. later on this afternoon, topping out in the 60s in san francisco. a few will hit 80. but it will be cool, cloudy and comfortable with passing shower. the showers are in the first half of tomorrow and then we head toward a warming trend. >> it has been so long since we've had anything other than sunny skies, it's hard to wrap your mind around tit. >> you have to go back to october first since we've had anything significant. the rain, floods and mud slides in southern california, a
wake up call for the bay area. cities have started to prepare for when el nino strikes. crews cleared storm drains. cal trans6 has hired temporary workies state wide and they're out in full force. >> we're out inspecting places that have been trouble spots in the past. if they said subject to mud or rock slides, especially if there's been a fire and it burned away the vegetation. >> these devastating mud slides are a preview of what our state will face if the el nino is what they expect. it's just amazing. so it's an untold story. >> yesterday senators barbara boxer and dianne feinstein called on officials to be ready for potentially devastating floods in california. we saw some of those in southern california. tracking drones and the people who buy them. the federal government may have a bold new plan to keep the skies safe. people who buy drones may soon have to register them with the
department of transportation. this comes after hundreds of drones have been spotted close to planes at major airports. it also hampered firefighter efforts around california this summer. coming up this morning on today in the bay, the final flight, u.s. airways departs sfo for the last time after 80 years of service. we show you how the passengers celebrated an end of the era. we'll see you back here at 7:00.
i remember you owe me $72. i might be $78. >> i think that was horatio sam. >> you're right. >> a taste of what to come on "saturday night live" tonight. tracy morgan returning to the place that first made him famous. his first time on the "snl" stage since his near-fatal car crash last year. we'll s muhave much more later . meantime, a great crowd outside our studio, saturday, october 17th, 2015. a little chilly air. we'll have more in a couple of minutes. >> that chill is one of the stories we're following, making headlines this morning. tens of millions from as far
risked his life to save his classmates. frances has more on that. >> chilling. 30-year-old chris mintz has been tout ed as a hero. he was recently released from the hospital recovering from five gunshot wounds that broke his leg. mintz posted a compelling account on facebook telling his version of what happened that day. chris mintz said october 1st started out like any he was in snyder hall. then gunshots that sounded like firecrackers went off. mintz writes that he took off running, yelling and warning people in the library. incredibl incredibly, he made his way back toward the classroom are chris harperveyance w evans was targe victims, "i motioned my figure
over my mouth communicating to be quiet and motioned both hands down for them to stay down. i heard the sirens coming down and yelled to the guy in the parking lot, "you need go get the cops." all of a sudden, the shooter opened the door beside the door to my left. he leaned half of his torso out and started shooting. he was so nonchalant through it all, like he was playing a video game and showed no emotion. the shots knocked me to the ground and felt like a truck hit me. he shot me again while i was on the ground and hit my finger and said, "that's what you get for calling the cops." i laid there in a fetal position unable to move and responded, "i didn't call the cops, man. they were already on their way." he leaned further out of the classroom and tried to shoot my phone. i yelled, "it's my kid's birthday, man." he pointed the gun at my face and retreated back into the class. i'm still confused at why he didn't shoot me again. i tried to push myself against the classroom door but couldn't move at all. my legs felt like ice, like they
didn't exist, until i tried to move. when i moved, pain shot three me like a bomb going off." chris says it wasn't an easy decision to post that firsthand account but he felt it important to get his side of the story out. we knew this from the report and accounting, but when you hear it directly from him, it is -- >> pictures of him in the hospital, amazing. thanks, frances. >> thanks. guess what -- -- >> dylan's on the plaza? >> amazing. >> that good, in a jacket which means fall is here. yeah, not loving the jacket thing. add a whole extra 30 seconds to the whole coming outside thing. we're looking at lake-effect snow across lake erie and lake ontario. it is going to warm up beyond that. so don't let this make you think that winter's here and it's all downhill. we should get back into the 60s, even 70s as we get into the next couple of days. by tuesday, chicago's back to 74. detroit's back up to 70. pittsburgh will hit 67 degrees by tuesday. just get through the next couple
of days. an area of high pressure that's dragging down some of the cooler temperatures. we could end up with one to three inches of lake-effect snow in and around the great lakes. southwest, still looking at the chance of pockets of heavier rain, especially later today into tonight. that could lead to areas of flash flooding. certainly something to keep in mind. i can't even focus on the weather. i'm loving your pompoms you got in your hair. what's the special occasion? >> it's our friend's 50th birthday. >> is she here? >> right here. >> with all the rest of the pompoms. okay. this makes sense now. it's all coming we've got showers across the bay area. we're seeing heavier showers in the north bay. through the rest of the day we can expect to see a brief passing shower across san francisco. the peninsula and the south bay. we are going to see a good mix of sun and clouds. temperatures comfortable back into the 60s and 70s. a few will top out near 80. we have another chance of rain in the forecast tomorrow and a
big warming trend. we'll detail that coming up this morning. hope to see you at 7:00. and that's your latest forecast. harry. >> dylan, thank you very much. still to come, a chill in the air. you know what that means. not too distant future. >> christmas? >> dangers of signing up for a store credit card. >> and christmas shopping. >> exactly. what you should know before you sign on the dotted line. to the couple who set aside the whole day to sell their old car and buy a new one... oops. nana's got the kids til 9... but it's only 2. guess you'll just have to see a movie... ...then get some dinner. what a pity. the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa?
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have complained that the palestinians have been killed by israelis lying in a pool of blood on the ground, but they don't show the preceding attack. that infuriates the arab world and many others and inspires violence. they are calling on the palestinian leadership to explain that and call for an end to the incitement and violence. >> what are the chances of the requests being heard, but answered? >> zero. >> it is not changing anything. as we watch this escalate, the word intifada is thrown around. >> the first is sticks and stones. the second is bombs and guns and so far this is knives and ramming cars into people in
crowds. it is an intifada? it is a pool of anger and resentment that reaches a peak. how long does it go on for? the leaders are trying to end it. we will see how long. >> we will watch for that. we did mention you have a new book out. "the war reporter" way tahich t place in a different area. you are realistic of combat and showcasing the survival skills of working journalists. why did you choose to focus on this area and the ptsd? >> this is a book i always wanted to write. i wanted to write an authentic account of the issue. the book begins with a little boy with a hair lip and abandoned in a sarejevo.
the siege began and the boy was there for two years. that's how i begin the novel. i actually met the kid. i always wondered i wished i had taken a story a step further and said to the parents that is your kid is okay. i never did that. and the tragic events take place. the rest of the book is how the journalists deal with the post traumatic stress. >> love conquers all. martin fletcher, thank you. the book is "the war reporter." coming up on "today" how getting a store credit card can looking for a delicious dinner idea? make tonight white chicken chili night! start with bush's white chili beans, simmered in our flavorful chili sauce. then add rotisserie chicken...
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i'm going to say this, holiday shopping. start. never too early to start. >> apparently not. >> you want to get the stuff. >> have you started? >> of course not. every time you go to a store, someone is asking you to sign um for a credit card. >> the deals. the deals. nbc's kerry sanders says if you are not careful, that can cost you. >> reporter: store credit card are everywhere. to entice you to sign up, they promote big discounts and rewards. experts warn they are not for everyone. >> if you regularly carry a balance, retail store credit cards are a bad idea. >> reporter: many cards have high interest are rates. according to creditcards.com, the average charges 23.5%. compared to the national average for all cards of 15%. on $1,000 balance, 23% rate can
add up. >> it can take you six years and more than $800 in interest to pay that balance off if you make only the minimum payments. >> chevron. texaco. >> reporter: bill lewis likes credit cards. really likes them. >> brandsmart. discover. >> reporter: 117 cards? >> yes. >> reporter: why? >> it's a game. >> reporter: as he found out, it can be a dangerous game. bill bought more than $3,000 of electronics using a retail store credit card that promised 0% for 12 months. he missed one payment. a big no-no. because the 25.25% interest kicked in. >> you end up with? >> $1,162 interest payment. >> reporter: creditcard.com found the highest rate was zales
at 29%. in a statement to nbc news, zales says it offers different benefits, including a range of no-interest plans and vast majority of card holding guests choose the options. experts say do the math. >> the last thing you should do is get in debt to try to get rewards. >> reporter: for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, miami. >> scary stuff. just ahead, the 3-year-old with a halloween costume you have to have and see. first this is "today" on nbc. it'll be here before you know it. hello, halloween. it's the one night when everybody dresses up. and that includes dinner. unleash the power of dough.
with the 3-year-old going viral with all of her different costumes. good morning. >> good morning. guys, we are talking about 3-year-old willow. her mom dubbed october as dress up willow month. willow's mom is a photographer. these are impressive. in and out, price is right. and there is more. the duo has been creating halloween magic since birth. she nailed it as hot dog on a stick. then they decided to bring in daddy for the fun. the following year as annie and daddy warbucks. you have forrest gump and then there's one time where dad was ousted by willow's best friend cooper. gilligan and skipper. they all went baywatch on us there. look at this. partied on, wayne and garth. then the morton salt girl. we have a lot more on her
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hello, good morning. >> good morning, dew. we're look hg at showers this morning across the north bay. it's intense rain falling across parts of sacramento. we have flash flood watches posted for southern california. in las vegas, if you're doing traveling there. we will see brief passing showers through the day. most of it will be concentrated on the coast line and north bay. we may get a brief shower. more so cloud cover, but, again, one of those clouds could drop down a little bit of the rain showers as we head through the afternoon. more showers tomorrow primarily for the north bay. for the south bay, we're talking about clearing and warming. more details on that at 7:00. >> maybe take an umbrella if you're heading out there. thanks. the rain, floods and mud slides in southern california certainly a wake up call for us in the bay area. cities have started preparing for el nino. in oakland, crews cleared storm drains. they checked culverts in low
lying areas. caltranshas hired tempworkers state wide and they are working. we're inspecting trouble spots. anyplace that is subject to mud or rock slides. >> these devastating mud slides are a preview of what our state will face if that el nino is what they expect. >> yesterday senators barbara boxer and dianne feinstein called on federal officials to be ready for potentially devastating floods in california. tracking drones and the people who buy them. the federal government may have a bold new plan to keep the skies safe. people who buy drones may soon have to register them with the department of transportation. this comes after hundreds of drones have been spotted dangerously close to planes, major airports. a drone also hampered fire fighting efforts in california this summer. regulations are needed. the plan is expected to be
announced on monday. coming up this morning on today in the bay, the final flight, u.s. airways departs sfo for the last time after nearly 80 years of service. we'll show you how passengers celebrated the end of an era. we'll have all your top news stories and anthony slaughter will be back with a complete look at your seven-day forecast which includes some rain. very exciting. we'll send you back to the today show h. see you at 7:00. . see y. . see you at 7:00.
good morning. it's 8:00. here are some of the stories we're watching. octo-brrr. don't bother checking your calendar. millions waking up to cold weather. the west isn't spared either with flash flood warnings. dylan has her eye on it all. feuding over 9/11. a war of words escalating with donald trump and his republican challenger jeb bush. the two sparring over the september 11th attacks using twitter to attack. and homecoming day. tracy morgan hosting "saturday night live" for the first time since he was nearly killed in a
car accident. it is a show that snl fans have been waiting for, "today," saturday, october 17th, 2015. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. you know what? it is chilly out. >> it is. we have gone with the jacket? >> no, no. way too early in the year for that. i have been shaking hands with people. >> a lot of cold hands and warm hearts. >> indeed. i'm harry smith. >> nice to have you here. >> as yogi berra once said, erica hill, deja vu all over again. >> for the two of us. it is working out well. nice to have you here. speaking of the cold, dylan is inside tracking the big freeze for us. dylan. >> the freeze. i don't want to talk about it. it's here. we have the dip in the jet stream that is dragging down some arctic air. it is warm out west. it is very, very chilly in parts
of the midwest, extending to the northeast. freeze warnings and freeze watching into st. louis and tennessee. nashville, 40 degrees right now. detroit is currently at 31. officially below freezing. highs are 5 to 15 degrees below average. the next couple mornings are cold. detroit, 32 tomorrow morning. monday, 34. in philly, 34 tomorrow morning. then warmer temperatures will move back in as we go into tuesday. especially. now we have lighter snowshowers. you have the cold air crossing over the warmer waters of the great lakes. we could end up in erie, pennsylvania, with 1 to 3 inches of snow. we have 3 inches of snow in marquette, michigan because of the lake-effect. in the meantime, in the southwest, extreme flooding and mudslides. take a look at the mud-covered roads in california. especially right outside los
angeles where we ended up with 6 inches of rain in some areas. it leads to flash flooding. we do have flood watches in effect for parts of california and nevada. over the course of tonight and tomorrow, that's when we will see another round of pockets of heavy rain. especially across nevada and utah. we are looking at the chance of more flash flooding as additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible. we will keep an eye on that. harry. >> dylan, thank you. firefighters in texas may be gaining ground on a big wildfire there. frances is inside with more on that. >> harry, they need that. firefighters hope favorable weekend weather will help with the wildfire raging since tuesday. the fire is now 40% contained. it has destroyed dozens of homes and forced hundreds of evacuated residents in shelters. on friday, a dc-10 jet dropped
10,000 gallons of fire retardant on the area. hillary clinton's aide is speaking out after answers questions on her boss and benghazi. huma abedin answered questions to the best of her ability. lawmakers say questions touched on benghazi and clinton's use of private e-mail while serving as secretary of state. clinton is scheduled to appear before the committee on thursday. the first prescription drug to boost sexual desire in women hits pharmacy shelves this morning. the female version of viagra. it works differently. won fda approval in august. it comes with a strong warning not to drink alcohol while taking the drug. it can cause sudden fainting. and controversy over "ebony" magazine's cover. it features a shattered image of bill cosby. he is accused of drugging and
raping women dating back decades. the cover shows the legacy in controversy. it has a hash tag on twitter. and finally an australian fast food chain is giving a new meaning to the term foul play and the chick especially type. the chicken treat put a chicken named betty in charge of the twitter account. she has until november to break the record. she is a hit. she has 23,000 followers as of right now and counting. i'm lame compared to those 23,000 followers for betty. >> the point of the bird is supposed to write a word? >> peck an actual word. >> i don't know. it's not called lunch.
>> too much? >> fried. grilled? frances, thank you. dylan is back with a check of the cold thing. >> it will be chilly. by tuesday, we get back into the 70s in the midwest and northeast. in the meantime, 50s we have a flash flood watches posted this morning across parts of california and nevada through the day tomorrow as well. keep in mind if you're doing traveling across the state, you'll run into showers. here at home we're expecting to see showers across the bay area from the north bay into san francisco. down into the south bay. most of the day will be dry. every now and again we'll get a passing shower. temperatures will be cool. a few of us will top out near 80. chance of rain continues until tomorrow. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. now to lamar odom's fight to stay alive. the former nba star showing
signs of improvement after the last several days in a coma. this morning, as he recovers, his estranged wife khloe kardashian is pleading for the privacy. we have nbc's jacob rascon with the latest. >> reporter: harry, good morning. it was a surprising improvement. odom waking up from the coma and speaking. it is far from a full recovery. family members are turning to his bedside over the fight of what becomes public about the story is heating up. this morning, sources close to lamar odom tell our sister network e he is out of a coma and spoke for the first time in days. >> in the morning, khloe who had been by his bedside the entire time was with him. he opened his eyes and said, hey, baby. gave a thumb's up. >> reporter: it's an improvement, but not recovery. odom's mother-in-law kris jenner
said there had been signs of improvement, he is in critical condition. the damage to the organs is serious. "keeping up with the kardashians" is an entertainment staple for millions who know the star because he married khloe. the family made rich and famous by shaving everything is battling the brothel owner over privacy. >> i'll tell everybody every detail about lamar and the ranch. >> reporter: and dennis hof said odom paid $75,000 to stay the love ranch. cameras show him arriving saturday. he was unresponsive on tuesday. reps for khloe asked for privacy. >> i think the kardashians owe it to the world and their fans and more so lamar's fans to give daily reports.
>> reporter: kardashian watchers staying tuned as the former co-star clings to life. odom's mother-in-law, kris jenner says after speaking a few words to his estranged wife, he immediately went back to sleep. the doctors warn the extent of the brain damage is unclear. back to you. >> jacob, thank you. tonight is the night the long awaited return of tracy morgan to the "saturday night live" stage. there are people lined up. morgan hasn't been back on the stage since the near death accidents. frances has more on that. >> erica, the post crash forced him to miss the anniversary celebration earlier this year. tonight, he is back in front of the live studio audience across the street in studio 8h. >> it is good to have you back
here. >> did i used to work here? >> you worked here for seven years. >> i can't remember anymore. >> i'm so sorry. >> i'm messing with you. >> reporter: what a difference a year makes. tracy morgan returns to studio 8h. >> hey, pretty bird. who are you? >> i'm brian. >> that bird is a liar! >> i know that, but what is research? >> reporter: but last june, morgan almost lost it all in a horrific accident. a tractor-trailer slammed into morgan's limo killing passenger and friend james mcnair. putting morgan in a coma. he recounted an emotional interview with matt lauer. >> the fans can't wait for you to come back. we can't wait for you to come
back. i wonder how i will be funny again. >> reporter: words hard to believe. >> my ring tone is a chicken dance. >> reporter: for seven seasons on the series, "30 rock." as morgan didn't appear as many thought he would for the snl 40th anniversary show. >> i wish my friend tracy morgan was here tonight. i know he was hoping he would be here too. >> reporter: the world wondered if he would recover. but then a surprise appearance at the emmys. >> i'm honored to be here. it haseen a long road back. i fine by regained consciousness. i was ecstatic to learn i wasn't the one who messed up. >> reporter: at his wedding where he walked down the aisle without a cane. and this tweet. my first time on stage in 16 months at comedy cellar.
>> only recently i started to feel like myself again. so, which means a lot of women are going get pregnant at the afterparty. >> reporter: that signalled to his fans his story has another chapter. >> welcome home, tracy. >> this not my home. my home is way bigger. >> reporter: a new beginning in an old familiar place. >> you can see he is back. of course, you can see tracy's return with musical guest demi lovato here on nbc. so many milestones since the accident. this is one of the bigger wins. this is my body of proof. proof of less joint pain. and clearer skin. this is my body of proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis from the inside out ...with humira.
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>> and the song. >> i know. >> i can't stop looking at it. honestly, the stuff you have to do in your life. this guy is saying, i've got to do this. i have to do this. >> and the love of a dad and daughter. >> so special. >> goose bumps. check this out. honey, people go over the top during holiday season. christmas lights and decorations. i travel around the country a lot. you see this everywhere now. starting this week, a family in leesburg, virginia, having elaborate light display programmed to "downtown" by macklamore and ryan lewis.
i like it. i think it looks really good. >> yes. >> now if anybody does want to hear the music, you have to tune in to a local radio station. who knows. >> they didn't want the neighbors to get upset by the noise. >> which i think is courteous. >> it is. >> and what you miss by looking at the light display is the dance. >> this is true. >> sorry. >> so many hidden talents. who has the best accept around? adam levine surprising one of the fans. frances. >> survey from british airways polled on the accent they found the most attractive. see if you can guess the actor with the second sexiest accent. >> the lord works in mysterious ways. >> hmmm.
>> sounds like a kid. >> it did. >> isn't that weird it is considered sexy. tennessee native, dolly parton. she is not doing her nail thing. now let's see who has the s sexiest american accent. >> get busy living or get busy dying. >> morgan freeman. >> and another southerner as far as morgan goes. now let's see which actor was voted with the sexiest british accent. >> it has to be sean connery. >> you are right. sean connery. >> i love sean connery. >> he is scottish. >> he is scottish.
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jose - communications hill hello, there, it's 7:00 straight up. we want to start you off this saturday morning with a beautiful live look out there at san jose from our camera on communication hill. thanks so much for waking up with this this saturday. let's get a check of the microclimate forecast. some of us are waking up to rain. >> across the north bay it's raining. we're not seeing anything heavy. you head to