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it. >> that's what's happening "today in the bay." wheel be back at 7:25 and every half hour after that. >> maybe you slept in today. if so, hopefully you enjoyed your morning. a live look at san francisco. right now have a great day. good morning. who won, who lost and who held on. the republican candidates square off for the fourth time. jeb bush on offense, going directly after donald trump. >> he is absolutely wrong on this. we're not going to be the world's policemen, but we sure as heck better be the world's leader. >> ben carson saying he can handle questions about his life story. >> i have no problem with being vetted. what i do have a problem with is being lied about. >> all the highlights from the debate straight ahead. the question, was it a game-changer for anyone. oh, my gosh! >> moment of impact. captured. fiery crash of a small jet
intoen a apartment complex in ohio. the plane fell out of the sky and veered left into the duplex with a massive explosion. >> all nine passengers killed. we're there as investigators try to piece together what caused the crash. all bets are off. two of the country's largest fantasy sports websites ordered to cease and desist in new york. the companies vowing a fight. is it the beginning of the end for an industry already with tens of millions of players and growing every day. ♪ 30 down, 20 to go. al's cross-country quest to hit all 50 states in a week goes south, literally. with eight more states on the roker to-do list al is swamped today. november 11th, 2015.
good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. it's veterans day. willie in for matt. >> some of the country's great veterans groups represented on our plaza. we'll spend time with them this morning as well. >> al will be as well. rokerthon has a veterans theme this morning. he's starting out in the highly attractive waders. good morning. >> do these make me look fat? i don't know. >> they're slenderizing. >> thank you very much. i have a nice cinched belt. we're going throughout the south, into the southeast and stopping at great military installations and saluting our veterans as rokerthon rolls on. >> well past the halfway point. we'll see you the rest of the morning. let's move to today's stop story. the eight candidates facing off. we saw a different jeb bush on the prime time stage. donald trump up to his usually
sparring. we'll talk to senator marco rubio in a moment as well. let us start with nbc national correspondent peter ail exlexander in milwaukee. >> good morning. no runners most all the candidates claiming victory this morning. no major missteps either in a field that remains as big as it is wide open. here in wisconsin the birthplace of the gop, the leading contenders clashed, first on immigration, targeting donald trump's plan to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. >> come on, folks. we all know you can't pick them up and ship them across -- back across the border. it's a silly argument. >> we have no choice. we have no choice. >> even having this conversation sends a powerful signal. they're doing high fives in the clinton campaign right now. >> later, on military spending. >> i know rand is a committed isolationist. i am not. i believe the world is a
stronger and a better place when the united states is the strongest military power in the world. >> marco, marco, how is it conservative, how is it conservative to add a trillion dollar expenditure for the federal government -- >> in a serious and substantive debate on the fox business network frontrunner ben carson fended off questions about reported discrepancies in his life story. >> thank you for not asking me what i said in the tenth grade. i appreciate that. i have no problem with being vetted. what i do have a problem with is being lied about. >> with so much at stake, there was plenty of personal sniping too. >> you should let jeb speak. >> bush, mocking trump. >> what a generous man you are. >> trump dismissing kasich. >> built an unbelievable company worth billions of dollars. i don't have to hear from this man, believe me. >> fiorina trading jobs with trump in this exchange about russian president vladimir putin. >> i got to know him very well
because we were both on "60 minutes." we were stable mates. >> although i have met him as well, not in a green room for a show but in a private meeting. >> why does she keep interrupting everybody? >> ted cruz flubbed an answer on the five agencies he would eliminate as president. naming the commerce department twice. >> the irs, department of commerce. department of energy, the department of commerce, and h.u.d. >> noticeably absent any confrontation between bush and rubio and the anticipated showdown between trump and carson never materialized as both frontrunners seemed to struggle with policy specifics. carson on combatting isis. >> so we have to be saying, how do we make them look like losers because that's the way that they're able to gather a lot of influence. >> of course, one of the night's most popular targets was hillary clinton. she shared her reaction overnight on twitter, posting a clip from the recent benghazi hearing where she appeared, at
best, unimpressioned by the republican debate. to give you a sense of just how much is at stake in the debates at this point, beginning today ben carson and donald trump, savannah, get secret service protection. >> all right, peter alexander. the campaign rolls on. one of the most heated exchanges came over immigration. trump vowed to deport over eleven million immigrants. some suggest that's a gift to democrats. we talked to senator marco rubio this morning. i asked him if he agrees that his party's handling of that issue is alienating latino voters. >> this believe that the hispanic community is in favor of illegal immigration. it's not true. millions of hispanics in this country have come legally or have relatives who are waiting to come legally. i think all americans want to see our immigration system work better. we want to be realistic but responsible about what to do with people who are here legally. you have to bring immigration under control. we are a sovereign country.
we're entitled to control who comes here, and how and when they come here. >> jeb bush this week we read in "the new york times" is preparing an all-out assault on your campaign. his super pac reportedly willing to spend $20 million to do so. you wasted no time fund-raising off that story. what do you make of that? do you think he is inadvertently helping your campaign by saying marco rubio is the target, the one we should be worried about? >> we can't control other people's campaigns. if they decide attacking us is the way forward, they make that decision. it won't affect my campaign. my campaign is about the future of america and what to do to ensure the 21st century is a new american century. >> does it help your campaign? >> i think there are a lot of people who are turned off by that kind of attack. i think more people are more interested in what will you do if you're elected president and
how will you turn the country around and less what can you call your opponents. >> good to have you with us, senator. thank you. >> thank you. all right. where do the candidates head from here in chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press" and nicole wallace serve as communications director for president george w. bush. not a ton of fireworks in this debate. something radical. policy. talked about taxes, spending, am immigration. who did it benefit the most last night, chuck? >> i think it hurt the two frunt frontrunners. it helped people like -- last night rand paul for the first time felt like he got his voice out there. you understood what he represented in this wing of the party. marco rubio, he never got challenged at all last night. he got to sort of stay on script. that's the first time i got to hear him on immigration. totally ducked the immigration issue. jeb bush and john kasich were trying to show they could get tough on trump.
to see one of the other frontrunners back off, whose name was on a big immigration. shows you how controversy rubio is. >> a lot of opponents last night trying to label rubio as a moderate. ted cruz paid him the back-handed compliment, a formidable moderate. will that work? is he vulnerable there? >> rubio is always basking in the after-glow of his debate performances. this is the fourth morning of the cycle. the problem is last night they all looked good. i think the clear winner last night was fox business who made a strategic decision. i think the two candidates who went into last night with the biggest problems were jeb bush with his three previous debate performances and ben carson with the holes in his bio. they were both able to fix their campaigns' problems last night. jeb bush.
donors were concerned. supporters concerned why is he so low in the polls despite the resources at his disposal. did he hold them at bay? >> that's a good way of putting it. i think he held them at bay. you can't say he dominated the stage. there were times he did well. there was a moment in russia donald trump was struggling to defend this whole almost -- he started bragging that he will be pals with putin. everybody pounced on him. jeb bush pounced on him. carly fiorina jumped in and pounced on him better. took a moment that jeb bush was having a good moment at and carly stole it from him and sort of was stronger. that to me was sort of jeb bush all night. he was good. i agree with nicole. he helped himself a little bit but it's more of he helped to keep the vultures at bay. >> at this point do you assume the stage is set and everybody hangs in until the votes are cast because why not? >> i sort of look at it like that. cruz and -- there are times last
night you felt like you were anticipating the cruz and rubio debate that's coming. ted cruz slipped in the sugar subsidy hit. people are going, why did he do that? that's a coming attraction on an attack on rubio. it's a florida thing. i noticed that. you could tell that's coming. >> the fireworks were around the fissures in the republican parties. the dwived inivide in the party. immigration reform where you say of course we can't send 11 million people back to mexico. trump is still running on sending them back and letting the good ones back in. which most policy people say is unworkable. big divide on foreign policy. rand paul says we should be isolationists. americans are sick of war. rubio represents the traditional republican plank, we need to save the world. the fireworks, if any, were around the big issues that divide the party. >> the prize goes to whoever threads the needle most effectively.
>> i don't think we'll remember this debate in two days. >> chuck and nicole. thank you. let's go to ohio. this morning investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a deadly small plane crash in akron. the twin engine jet clipping power lines before slamming into an apartment complex and sparking a fire. nbc's john yang is near the scene. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, willie. the scene behind me over the hill. new details this morning about the seven passengers who died along with the two members of the flight crew. they were employees of a property management firm, a commercial firm, based in boca raton raton, florida, on a trip looking at properties to buy. they started the day in cincinnati, went to dayton before trying to come here to akron. >> report of a plane crash. >> reporter: investigators worked into the night to secure the crash scene. >> i can see an explosion. i can see fire. >> i just heard a big, loud noise. the plane kind of like fell out
of the sky and veered left and right into the duplex. it just was a massive explosion. >> reporter: sorting through the smoldering wreckage left by a twin-engine jet that plowed into a small apartment building in a busy neighborhood. >> it was abnormally low. i saw the blue flash from the power lines, a second or two later, a big plume of smoke. >> reporter: mereiraculously no one on the ground was hurt. but no survivors on the ten-seat charter plane. beth blakely's sister, diane was on the doomed flight. >> you never think something like this will happen to your family. >> reporter: this flight aware photo is reported to be the very plane that crashed. preliminary reports say it was coming from dayton and was about two miles from the akron airport when it clipped utility lines and crashed into the building. debris damaged another building. >> heavy fire. a lot of wires down.
>> reporter: page mcveigh was snap chatting with a neighbor when the plane went down. >> oh, my god! >> i didn't know what to think. i was hoping to god that nobody was in there and that nobody was hurt. >> reporter: a resident of this complex was having lunch with her son when she got the call saying her apartment was destroyed. beth montgomery lost all of her possessions, including her cat. >> what's in a while i break down and cry. but i'm still here, and that's what's most important. >> reporter: one thing the ntsb is likely to look at is whether tuesday was rainy and low clouds all day. savannah, willie. >> john yang in akron, thanks. breaking news overnight from the university of missouri campus. online threats against students leading to increased security this morning and a lot of nerves. jacob rascon is there for us. good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: savannah, police this morning say they
apprehended the suspect who made the threats who promised to come to campus and shoot black students. this after what has been for many here a terrifying nights. the threat were made anonymously on social media. last night many black students chose to pack up and leave because of the threat. many classes were canceled and some of the dorms had to lock down. this after a week of major changes at the university mass protests and boycott threats, leading to the president and chancellor stepping down in a stunning move. this morning campus police and other law enforcement are out in force, regular schedule will continue this morning. but they have that person in custody. savannah. >> all right, jacob rascon, thank you. today the state of new york is cracking down on online fantasy football sites saying they constitute illegal gambling. what does that mean for the popular sites that are changing the game?
if you have watched any football at all this season you have probably seen the commercials. fantasy sports contests where some armchair quarterbacks are winning big. >> there's 5 million bucks on the line. >> but now in new york state, it may be game over. on tuesday new york's attorney general sent cease and desist letters to fan duel and draftkings. two major online fantasy sports companies saying their operations constitute illegal gambling. >> this is a play as much as you want, whenever you want fantasy league. >> the attorney general's office telling nbc news it is clear that draftkings and fan duel are the leaders of a massive multi-billion dollar scheme intended to evade the law and fleece sports fans across the country. both companies have each spent more than $100 million in advertising. earlier this year fan duel announced it was signing up 20,000 to 30,000 players every day. >> more money, more winners. >> a spokesperson for draftkings released a statement saying
fantasy sports were not gambling but a game of skill, and new york's actions today are an unfortunate example of a state government stifling innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. this is just the latest action taken against the industry. in october, nevada gaming officials ruled that companies like fan duel and draftkings should be considered gambling, leading some to say it's a safe bet more states will follow suit. >> at minimum, if it's allowed to continue you'll see a lot more disclosure and a lot more warnings. i think the days of daily fantasy sports as we know it are numbered. >> both companies have the option to take this matter to court. in a statement, fan duel accused new york's attorney general of seeking media coverage saying, quote, we've operated openly and lawfully in new york for several years. the only thing that changed is the attorney gernneral's mind. comcast and nbc sports are among
the investors in fan duel. al's rokerthon is on this morning. he goes for the guinness record. on tuesday he mid eight states. it's 30 down, 20 to go with eight more states on today's schedule alone. look at these numbers. al has covered more than 15,000 miles so far with the help of ten modes of transportation, including boats, wagons and yes, the wiener mobile. along the way he's crossed time zones 11 times, taken 23 selfies and spotted 21 goats. al, let's check in with you. how is it going this morning? i'm here at your weather wall. >> i know. very impressive. i was impressed with your weather moves. so far no goats this morning. but it's early. that's the good news. unfortunately, we are seeing a lot of snow out west. we have got a potent storm to talk about on one side snow and the other side severe weather. this is at denver international airport. and they have seen the snow
coming down, and in fact it is going to keep coming and start moving to the east. let's show you where we're setting up. right now on the radar, look at that snow coming across the front range from denver all the way on up. we're looking at all of that moving east. we have winter storm warnings, blizzard warnings. winter watches. a real mess. 20 million people affected by this in parts of colorado, kansas, on into nebraska. strong winds will be developing with it as well. and then, ahead of the same system, we've got severe storms with damaging winds and tornadoes possible. snow fall amounts -- look at that. we could be looking at really a big tornado outbreak from illinois into parts of arkansas. rainfall amounts. anywhere from 3 to 5 inches locally. that's what's going on. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. clear skies and chilly temperatures. look at the north bay now. it is 32 degrees some frost and freezing conditions there. also some patchy frost for the valley and the south bay. looking at highs warming up into the low to mid 60s. san francisco 62 degrees. 64 in the east bay. the tri-valley also in the 60s. the south bay 64 degrees. a light wind through the afternoon. we'll have more of this weather as we head into the next few days. tracking a chance of rain as we head into weekend. honey i swamp in
slidell, louisiana. we've got world famous fiddler amanda shaw. we've got a baby alligator. this is sid who actually will grow up to look like this alligator over here very strange, and we're going to be taking off in this winnebago coming up. this is a brand new winnebago. this is the fuse. hello there. >> good morning, al. >> happy veterans day, sergeant. >> thank you, sir. >> oh, man, so many going on here at rokerthon. it's going to make your heads go -- >> al having fun and traveling in style. >> yeah. >> down in the swamp. >> thank you, sir. >> see you at your next location. >> nice ride a nice chauffeur there. >> very nice. >> we'll see you in a bit. >> coming up the simple change that you can make to your daily routine that can buy you precious time and save your life in a house fire. >> and a surprising new twist in the shooting death of a 6-year-old louisiana boy. did one of the officers now charged with murder vera personal conflict with the boy's father? we'll get late on that story, but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
wherever the journey takes you carry american express gold. it's more than a card. it's the gear that gets it done. i'm ... ==topvo== authorites say a deadly shooting late last night on interstate-80 was not ra good morning. 7:26. i'm sam brock. authorities say a deadly shooting last night on interstate 80 was not random. one man died when someone opened fire on his car in pinole near the appian way exit. a woman in the car was also shot. she's hospitalized. the chp expects her to survive. that shooting did close down eastbound 80 until 5:30 this morning. it's the counter commute so it didn't have a major impact. so far the victims have not been identified. investigators believe the gunman did know him. investigators are having someone who may have seen something to give them a call. a call this morning for warmer clothes. let's check the forecast with
kari. >> a frost advisory for the santa clara county continues for another hour and a half. the temperature at 38 degrees at morgan hill and also downtown in morgan glenn. heading into the day we warm up into the 60s, warmer than yesterday. 62 in los gatos, half moon bay. the castro at 62 degrees. mostly sunny skies throughout the north bay. 65 in dublin. traffic starting to slow from the 680, 280, 101. there was a crash blocking one lane right at the 87 merge that has cleared, completely to the shoulder. plus the earlier backup continues to build from that earlier camera shot. overall looking at veterans day, a liert flow of traffic around the bay. recovery south 80 towards stephenson the crash cleared. the bay bridge metering lights are on. crash 580 at fruitvale, slowing near the crash. that's going to do it for us
forward march. 7:30 now on this wednesday morning. it is the 11th of november, 2015. it is veterans day, an important day in our country, and we're happy to have so many veterans and active service members on our plaza this morning, including the sixth communication battalion from the united states marine corps. >> and the united states marine corps celebrating yesterday its 240th birthday, born in 1775. happy birthday to the marine corps. let's look at stories making headlines this morning. the republican presidential candidates faced off last night in the fourth debate. ben carson pushed back at questions that have been raised about the accuracy of some of his life story, while jeb bush went offer donald trump several
times after he vowed to, quote, get better following the last debate. this morning investigators are back at the scene of a deadly small plane crash in akron, ohio. the business jet hit an apartment building hitting all nine people on board and sparking this huge fire. officials say nobody was inside that building at the time. >> and the popular daily fantasy sports site draftkings and fan duel are pushing back against an order to stop accepting bets here in the state of new york. the attorney general here says the company violates state laws against illegal gambling but the companies say their sites involve skill more than luck and plan to appeal. now to the disturbing case in louisiana we've been following, two marshals charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy. did a personal conflict lead to the fatal encounter? nbc's gabe gutierrez is on the story for us. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. the two marshals are being held here in this jail in isolation on $1 million bond each.
there's still no clear motive right now for why the marshals opened fire but investigators are looking at all angles including whether one of the marshals may have had a previous run-in with the boy's father. this morning resident of marksville, louisiana want answers. >> i can't imagine the pain of that poor child went through. >> reporter: 6-year-old jeremy mardis was shot and killed a week ago today, his father chris few critically wounded while his son was buckled into the front seat of his suv. marshals derrick stafford and norris greenhouse jr. are charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. >> they are each in cells 10 x 10 this size and they have access to showers. toil set in their sell, and basically that's it. >> reporter: at first local officials said the marshals were serving a warrant but investigators now say there was no warrant. a law enforcement source told
nbc news investigators are looking into whether one of the marshals had a conflict with chris few. megan dixon, few's girlfriend, told a local newspaper that he had a previous run-in with greenhouse who was her former high school classmate. she told the paper that greenhouse had started messaging her on facebook and that few had confronted him saying next time you come to my house i'm going to hurt you. nbc news has not verified that quote. now both marshals' past are under scrutiny. >> being under arrest for no reason is terrifying. >> reporter: steven mcintosh has a pending officer against both officers and several others and claims they used excessive force to arrest him in 2013 while they were breaking up a fight that he was not involved in. >> all of a sudden he just took me and slammed me down on the ground and before i knew it there were two or three more, the cops on me and stuff and i didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: mcintosh was charged with resisting arrest that. case is also still pending. the marshals' next court appearance has not been scheduled. their attorneys have not commented, citing a judge's gag order now in place. willie and savannah.
>> still so many questions. gabe gutierrez, thank you. let's get a check of the weather as al heads to his next stop on the rokerthon 2 tour. hey, al. >> hey, guys. we are in our winnebago fuse being driven by sergeant yuri miller. how is it rideing? >> wonderful. >> all right. thanks. we're on our way to blokes, mississippi. meantime winds on the way to the mid-section of the country, and they are heading east. take a look at what's going on. i mean, we've got 58 million people at risk through tomorrow for high winds. strongest winds today from colorado to minnesota. big low pressure system dominating, and it's going to be bringing in some big problems, anywhere from 16 to 30 miles per hour. you can see some branches, power outages and some of these stronger winds, the areas in purpleould see trees falling down and widespread problems. the rest of the country's weather, looking at a risk of strong storms from the midwest all the way down into the northern gulf coast. showers in the pacific northwest and heavy snow making its way
into the central rockies. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. its w good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. still chilly out there. bupdal up as you head to some of the veterans day celebrations. we'll see the highs make it to 64 degrees in the east bay. san francisco, north bay 65. mid 60s in the tri-valley. more of this weather as we head into the next few days. a chance of rain as we head into the weekend. keep checking in for those updates. >> it has been such an exhill rating trip. we have gotten to meet so many great people in this great country of ours one state at a
time. yesterday was no different. some days you're the hero but every day i seem to be getting the goat. where are we? >> cape girardeau, missouri. >> a foggy start to day five along the mighty mississippi greeted by a nice crowd and our favorite four-legged friend. we've got a goat. this is rusty from. there we moved to fortt defiance illinois where i defy anyone to find a cooler ride than this the wiener mobile. let's boil some buns. we're rolling, baby and then we rolled into wickliffe and saddled up in state number 25. kentucky the bluegrass state. we made, it so now we're about to make the halfway point of rokerthon. then it was off to tennessee where we were fired up in union city. guys we're at discovery park of america, and this is a vintage
1957 fire truck. next stop blytheville, arkansas where some folks will do anything to get to the front of the line. rokerthon netjet was wheels down in goshen indiana, where we were greeted by a warm crowd and lots of kids and by kids i mean children not baby goats. >> hi. ♪ goshen percussion got us in step as we head over to the college where we were serenade with a special rendition of the school's al-ma matter ♪ we love you ♪ . then it was back to the roker mobile for the 75-mile trip to michigan. goats and babies and got us confused and that was nasty. night fell as we pulled 'montpelier, ohio just in time for dessert. as we continue rokerthon, we've got us a goat yeah.
well i've got to tell you. i don't know how many goats we're going to see today but what's been so heartwarming and what's really touched meet number of people who have come out to say hello and they have waited in the gold. waited in some rough weather and we thank them all and we're looking forward to meeting so many more people today as we roll on right through friday guys. >> awesome. tell the sergeant not to the let you put it on the easy listening channel like you're always trying to do. >> i know. sergeant -- sergeant what kind of music do you want me to put on the radio is. >> anything al. he can listen to montevanni the. >> you're doing great. we bow at you. we'll chat with you later >> the dad brave enough to snap a selfie look at her face look and his.
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investigative correspondent scott freedman from our nbc station in dallas has that morning. scott, good morning. >> reporter: willie and savannah, good morning. if you wake up to a fire the first thing you want to do, of course, is get out but what if you can't? experts say close your bedroom door. that's right. simply closing your door when you go to sleep at night could buy you extra seconds or even minutes, time to find another way out of the house or time to wait until firefighters can reach you. seconds that can mean the difference between life and death. imagine your loved ones dropped inside this raging fire. you would do anything to give them a fighting chance to get out. the answer, experts say, can be as simple as this. close your door. >> if you can't get out of your house the best thing you can possibly do is get a closed door between you and where the fire is. >> reporter: take a look at this test. ul researchers light a fire in a room. upstairs there are two bedrooms,
one with a door open and the other closed. now fast forward. at three minutes the open door room is filling with thick, black smoke, but look at other room with the closed door. the air stays clear longer. at five minutes there's still some visibility. firefighters have long known a closed door helps keep smoke out, but new roach is showing how it also changes the flow of heat and toxic gases in a fire. >> this goes over the back of your head. >> reporter: to show you we suited up with the fort worth, texas fire department at their training facility. firefighters light a fire in a hallway outside a bedroom. i'm inside that bedroom with lieutenant kyle faulkner. >> what's the temperature on the other side of this door right now? >> on the other side of the door the temperature is approximately 600 degrees. >> reporter: but the door is such an effective barrier that inside our room the temperature is only about 100 degrees, hot
but still survivable. open that door and the room quickly heats up to more than 150 degrees, too hot to survive. so it's not just the smoke that that door is blocking. it's the heat, too. >> exactly. >> reporter: across country not every fire safety group is sharing that message. fema's fire administration group has created all kinds of safety guides for adults and kids, but in most of them there's nothing about sleeping with a closed door. we saw only one mention of it. the agency told us it tested the closed door message in focus groups and found some people didn't like it. so fema decided not to include it. a spokeswoman told us we have learned that we can't tell our customers everything that we know is important. >> lexi king survived a nighttime fire 11 years ago, but her parents and brother did not make it out. her brother always slept with his door open, lexi kept hers closed. so what would you say to a safety group that's not putting this message near the top of the
list? >> look at where i am right now. like -- and look at what is not next to me which is my family members. >> reporter: now, a closed door is still no replacement for a smoke detector. firefighters remind us you should have smoke detectors inside and outside of every bedroom in your house and also practice an escape plan with your family and then close that bedroom door, yours and your kids. if parents are concerned about not being able to hear their kids at night with the door closed, the folks at ul say it's a good idea to put a baby monitor in the room and close that door. they say that's the safest way to do it. willie and savannah. >> you said the two things i was going to say, keep the batteries fresh in your smoke detector, first line of defense and just learned about keeping the door closed. >> keep the door closed b and have a baby monitor. >> and a look at real winner of last night's republican debate was not one of these candidates.
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as we go through the morning, we will see those temperatures making it up to 63 degrees in san mateo, 65 in gilroy and embarcadero at 61 degrees. also 60s for the north bay. we'll stay in the mid to upper 60s this afternoon and mostly sunny skies. let's check in now with mike. peninsula southbound 101 through palo alto slowing down. let's look at your map. that's where we're seeing the activity start to slow. a crash in mountain view just cleared lanes. we should see improvement there. traffic so low, all the metering lights are off and no longer any backup through san francisco toward the toll plaza. holiday traffic. >> happy veterans day. hope you're enjoying it. we'll be back with another local news update in about half an hour. bundle up.
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>> yes. >> we call it the wonka effect. the cast of the "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" are the together again talking to us wednesday, november 11, 2015. >> happy veterans day. >> thank you, veterans. today is every day. >> to the veterans of america, happy veterans day! ♪ >> here in nyc. >> celebrating veterans day at "today" show! >> and good morning, everyone. nice to have you back on a wednesday morning, and we're honoring our veterans out here on the plaza. we've got some great groups, wounded warrior project, operation men is here many men and women of our armed forces
represented as we honor them today on this veteran's day out on the plaza. >> friends over here such an awesome uplifting day. we're happy to have everybody with us here on plaza. meanwhile, al is not here because he's on the go racing towards state number 32 on his record-setting rokerthon tour of all 50 states in a single week. mr. roker, we have a very special message for you from two of your biggest cheerleaders. check it out. >> al roker is the only man for this job. way to go al. >> here we go al. here we go, al. >> you got this roker. >> come on al. >> here we go now. >> tina and amy, al cheering you along in the winnebago. >> oh, wow. that's pretty cool. well thanks guys. who could be better than to be serenaded by tina fey and amy poler. speaking of a winnebago, this is actually one of a kind. winnebago fuse. this model just rolled off the assembly line.
it's not available until 2016 so we're pretty excited about, that and we did not have a baby got at our last stop in the swamp because we didn't want any "jurassic park" moments. this is our little mascot. >> the goat has taken on a life of its own. >> yeah. >> it really has. yesterday we had three baby goats, and we had two pigs so it's starting. we're going to start lining them up two by two and marching them on to a boat. >> you know what i have to say about that al e-i-e-i-o. >> what's that? >> e-i-e-i-o. thank you. a check of the headlines. tamron in for natalie who is on assignment this week. good morning, tamron. >> good morning, everyone. the presidential candidates are on the road this veterans day with republicans hoping to build on any gains from half night's debate. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is in milwaukee. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to
you. plenty of punches but even more policy here last night. jeb bush and ben carson both addressed some of the questions facing each of their campaigns on a night where there was clearly no runaway winner or loser. for gop candidates it was the main event in milwaukee. >> why does she keep interrupting everybody. >> i don't have to hear from this man. >> what a generous man you are. >> reporter: trying to diffuse the controversy over his own life story saying every candidate should be closely examined. >> thank you for not asking me what i said in the tenth grade. i have no problem with being vetted. what i do have a problem with is being lied about. >> reporter: in the midst of a campaign reboot jeb bush badly in need of a strong performance challenged donald trump on foreign policy. >> donald is wrong on this. he's absolutely wrong on this. we're not going to be the world's policemen, but we sure as heck better be the world's leader. >> reporter: while ted cruz jumped in after marco rubio and rand paul sparred over military spending. >> you think defending this
nation is expenseiveexpensive, try not defending. that's a lot more expensive. >> reporter: all of the candidates opposed raising the minimum wage to $15. >> i don't know why we have stigmatized vocational education. welders make more money than philosophers. we need more welders and less philosophers. >> reporter: that was one the most memorable lines of the night, but it's also not true. government statistics show that philosophers philosophy teachers in this country make on average almost twice as much as welders. the impressions these candidates made last night will stick for a while, tamron. the next debate isn't for about five more weeks. >> all right, peter. thank you very much. investigators are trying to find out what caused a deadly plane crash tuesday in akron, ohio. the charter jet crashed into an apartment building and burst into flames. the plane's owner says there were nine people on board and no one survived. paige mcvay was snapchatting with a neighbor when the plane went down. >> i didn't know what to think.
hoping nobody was in there and no one was hurt. >> no one os the ground was hurt. the plane was carrying the employees of a firm based in florida. some church goers are shocked and saddened over new video that shows a volunteer usher taking money from a collection plate. church leaders reached out to police after they became suspicious about missing donations. so authorities set up cameras and say they caught the 60-year-old volunteer red handed. the usher told deputies he intended to put the money on the altar. an alleged shoplifter in a rooftop standoff had one very unique demand before giving himself up. phoenix police chased the suspect on to a motel roof after they had him surrounded and they got the demand coffee three powdered jelly doughnuts. thankfully there was a dunkin' donuts around the corner. after the suspect got his treats he surrendered without incident. all right. prince charles was taken aback during a tour at a winery in
australia when his wife camilla picked up a carving knife. they were looking at it and pointed it at him and jokingly told him to behave himself. charles quickly backed away and laughed it off and said listen here. after that he sampled some of the wine. there's a moment for you. let's go over to willie. hey, willie. >> thanks you very much my friend. for many of us black friday has always marked the kickoff of the holiday shopping season but the big sales seem to arrive earlier and earlier and on this veterans day stores are rolling out incentives to get consumers spending. good to see you, my friend. >> good to see you, too. >> is this a new phenomenon cyber monday and black friday and now we're back to veterans day. >> not new in the sense that retailers want to get people in the stores so the national retail federation came out with a statistic. people on average are going to spend $805 per person this holiday season. that's the most it's ever been
so what they are trying to do is get these people into the stores and shopping. they want a piece of that so what -- what her going to try to do is get people to shop also online because more than 50% of those people are going to be buying the stuff online and use alternative credit like paypal credit to try to get people to shop. >> let's talk about what kinds of things there are deals on. >> sure. >> what are the types of products out there? >> you want to go ahead and if you are that person that doesn't mind having the older product, the older models for example right, those are going tonight ones that have the most discount on they. so let's say you're okay with having the last generation ipad not talking about the first generation but maybe like the 4 or the not so new one, that's going to be the one that's on the most discount because the retailers want to move that merchandise out of the store. the newer stuff, for example is going to be the stuff that's going to be mostly on sale during black friday. so if you want the new stuff, if you want that brand new ipad or that e-reader probably good to
wait until black friday, but the older stuff, go out today. >> let's move this way and talk about some of the stores that have deals today. what's the first one? >> the first one is sears. >> okay. >> sears is actually offering appliances deep discounts on appliances 40% off, and 60% off on mattresses and for veterans if you have your i.d., you get an extra 10% off on those appliances so you're really getting almost 50% if you're a veteran, active duty reservist or retired military. >> and jc penney offering deals on already existing deals. >> jc penny is interesting. they have up to 85% on their clearance items so you're not only getting a deal on the -- on the clearance item but you're also getting a deal if you pay online let's say purchases over $25. you get $10 off of that okay. but you have to put in this code. i'll make sure that i have it right. for the $25 off, $10 off, wethanku with a "u" and put that
in online and making a purchase on your credit card get 15% to 25% off if you use the purchase code 4ourvets. >> i know a lot of folks doing their shopping on amazon and they are offering deals. >> amazon up to november 14th is having a 0% off sale on selected fashion items, but amazon is really interesting. we're talking about what may be better deals for veterans day versus black friday. if you are buying the big items online let's say at an amazon probably want to go ahead and wait until black friday because you get free shipping. so there's not really free shipping available today, but if you're buying a major television or something gigantic you don't want to pay for that shipping. in fact it's useless to even pay for shipping. just wait until black friday and get that free shipping. >> what about being a smart shopper. what are some tips you can offer? >> talking about security. now everyone is having their credit card switched over to the
emv credit cards, basically the chip that's in your credit card so if you do not have that chip in your credit card you are liable in case any of that personal information gets compromised so you want to make sure that you're shopping with your emv card on a secure retailer that's legit and also maybe, again, we talked about alternative credit using things like paypal because you don't have to use your credit card when you're using paypal. also, you want to make sure remember all the bed bath & beyond coupons, some stashed away somewhere. use them now because pretty soon bed bath & beyond will be changing their coupon rules and also some of those retailers. if you have the coupons stashed away use them now and also negotiating. go ahead and negotiate if you want. >> there's stores if you show your military i.d. today you can get a discount as well. always good to see you. >> you, too. >> coming up next did this guy just take the most poorly timed selfie ever and what does he is wife have to say about if?
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on the republican debate tuesday night. the real winner online was not even a presidential candidate. it was maria bartiromo of fox business news. his broach captivated the internet. here's a closer look at it. comparisons running wild apparently from "hunger games" mocking j symbol and joffrey's crown from ""game of thrones" and another a cough drop. >> i thought it looked great with her outfit. >> i didn't even notice it. >>the it's nice as far as broaches go. >> this has become like during the debate last debate it was hot guy behind the moderators. there's always a thing. >> got to focus on something besides the candidates. >> exactly. >> all love adele and known for her powerhouse vocals and love her her the felt lyrics and love that song "hello." and it may be the reason why people are contacting their exes. a dating website surveyed over
30,000 of its users and it turned out this new single "hello" inspired 64% of women to reach out to old loves. men, on the other hand not really affected, only 17% felt compelled to open up the old wounds. i mean, it is all about the boyfriend. >> yeah. >> and i tried to call you. >> that's a huge number. >> that's a huge number of people. >> to me they are just waiting for an invitation to call your ex-boyfriend. >> right. >> i just heard adele, hi hello. >> what is your reason. >> someone calling 1,000 times is actually okay. >> adele said so. >> i will say her voice could make you do anything. >> true. >> she would make you fall in love. >> yes. >> all right. dylan, ready for "pop start." >> we're starting off with shia labeouf getting a lot of attention. he's binge watchinging all of his films in reverse chronological order and reverse sitting and why not. he began two at night. the feat is expected to take three days and you know what?
you can watch him. it's an -- it's open to the public at the angelica here in new york or watch him watch his movies through his live stream. >> all right. >> sounds like performance art. >> that's what he does. >> just saying. >> "transformers" with shia labeouf movies i want to see. good flick. >> just watching "transformers." >> the now to caitlyn jenner and kris jenner, the former couple reuniting in the spotlight and sharing a hug at victoria's secret fashion show. the two attended in support of their daughter kendall who made her victoria secret runway debut. >> all right, dylan, thank you so much. let's head out to al and get a check of the weather as he continues with his rokerthon adventure. hey, al. >> guys, stand by another rokerthon trivia question for you on the other side of your local forecast but in the meantime we've got a big storm system and another one moving into the pacific northwest.
as you can see on the radar already we're looking at big problems and then as we put the futurecast into motion you're going to see persistent heavy rain developing and the western-facing slopes of the olympics and cascades looking at rain and snow as well. so forth pacific northwest, we are talking about a classic flood pattern setting up the western washington and some areas picking upwards of 7 inches of rain by saturday. so we're going to be watching this very closely all weekend long. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. very chilly temperatures. 35 in the north bay and some patchy frost as well. it's 49 degrees in san francisco. heading up to 62 today. we will see low to mid 60s across the bay area. comfortably cool and a breezy wind as we go into the day. into the next few days more weather like this. we're tracking a chance of rain as we head into the end of the
weekend. keep checking in. >> okay guys. here's the question. keysler air force base where we're headed is home to the 52'd weather reconnaissance squadron wc-130. it has a nickname. what is it? we'll tell you coming up in the 8:30 half hour. >> thank you, my friend. now to one woman's journey to better health serving as a warning for all of us. >> a lot of us strive to have a healthy diet and what happens when that diet begins to dominate everything else in your day. here's nbc's morgan radford. >> i lived my life based off of when i could and could not eat. >> for jurorordan junger eating was everything but not the way you might think. >> i was healthy to a "t" no processed food,ing in that's non-vehicle answer, nothing that's not even a vegetable or
fruit. >> reporter: veganism became her adventure sharing her eating adventures on the block vegan earning her half a million followers online but she says her vegan diet almost killed her. >> my hair was thing. my skin was original and hi lost my period. it was just this whole spiral of horrible horrible things. >> she was so consumed with health that she became unhealthy. jordan developed what doctors have coined orthorexia an eating disorder based on eating healthy food. >> i started living in a bubble of restriction, entirely vehicle reason entirely plant-based and meat-free. >> reporter: veganism can be a healthy lifestyle but when multiple food groups are eliminated from the diet a commitment to meeting daily nutrient requirements could be challenging. did you think you had an eating disorder? >> i didn't know eating disorder and that could be tied together at all. >> reporter: even after she
understood what it was she still felt trapped. >> i had created a brand that was built around veganism so i didn't want to then come out and say, well i don't know if this is working for me anymore. >> reporter: so jordan started eating fish and went from the blond vegan to the balanced blond posting photos blogging even writing a book to share her new journey one bite at a time. >> the reaction was mix. people were telling me you just saved my life and then the negativity was really extreme. >> reporter: like what? >> like you don't deserve to live. >> reporter: hold on wait. you're saying people were issuing death threats. >> yes, just because i don't eat same diet that i do or live the same lifestyle that you do. that's not fair. >> reporter: how much of this is really about self-esteem and confidence it is. >> i've learned that to be happy is so much more fun and to have confidence is so much more amazing. >> reporter: so bon appetite. for "today," morgan radford, nbc news los angeles. >> interesting to see her
journey. glad she's doing well. coming up will it be back-to-back oscar nominations for one michael keaton? we're going to talk to him about his newest real that's getting a lot of buzz. >> love keaton plus a rare reunion with the cast of "willy wonka and the chocolate factory. ". >> the where's our willy wonk ark? >> where's our . . . .
i'm ... ==topvo== authorites say a deadly shooting late last night on interstate-80 good wednesday morning. it's 8:26. authorities say a deadly shooting late last night on interstate 80 was not random. one man died when someone opened fire on his car. a woman was also in the car. she was shot and is hospitalized but is expected to survive. that shooting closed down eastbound 80 for hours until 5:30 this morning. it never had a major traffic impact. they have not identified the victims, but investigators believe the gunman knew them and it was not a random targeting. the chp is asking anyone with information to please give them a call. we are going to stay in the area as mike is watching a crash in the east bay. >> a couple. let me set the stage. the bay bridge toll plaza, the
lights turned off. traffic very light. let's dash your hopes. eastbound 80 into the similar area that you were talking about. the scene of a crash. lighter backup because of the light flow of traffic. south 680, a crash. we are seeing relief. no big deal. back to you. >> mike thank you very much. we will be back there 25 minutes. for now we return you to the "today" show.
hi. how are you doing? >> good morning, everybody. nice to have you along the it's 8:30 now on a wednesday morning. look at that. it is snowing in denver, colorado this morning. winter. it's finally on its way. looks very pretty. this is the time of the year where snow looks pretty. it's snowing, not it's snowing. >> give it a couple weeks. you'll get sick of it. coming up, who does not love the original "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" movie? actually debuted, believe it or not, 44 years ago this morning. we're getting the cast back
together. >> yes, indeed. plus, oscar nominee michael keaton is getting fresh award buzz for his new role in the movie, "spotlight." he is stopped by to tell us all about it. obsessed with this movie and his role. brilliant in it. >> having a good run, michael keaton. >> indeed. >> want to start on a veterans day, if you can move this way, a special group that works closely with veterans, melanie is director of ucla's operation mend program and good to see you. tell everybody how much you do at operation mend. >> we provide specialty medical care and psychological health care for current veterans and families at no cost. been around for eight years. funded by donors from all over the country, and we have no waiting list so if you want to check us out we're at operationmend.ucla.edu. >> incredible group. telling you firsthand they are changing lives. guys doing all right this morning? >> yeah. >> got you up early. hanging in there. >> it's happening. >> let's do it.
thank you very much. one more minute about ucla operation mend check it out online. >> i love your interview and she slept through the whole thing. thank you so much. let's check in with al. he's in the rokerthon mobile, the winnebago. where are you headed now? >> hey, hey, guys. so we are pulling into keesler air force base. this is a really -- just a fitting moment on veterans day, but let's just give you an idea of what's happening with rokerthon, so with louisiana, we are now at 32 states. we've got 18 more to go, plus the district of columbia. so far we have traveled 15,000 miles plus, and we've had 11 modes of transportation, including this winnebago fuse. now, on average i've had three hours of sleep. we've had -- we've had 23
selfies and we have had 21 goat -- not ghosts, but goat sightings. we are pulling on to the base, and right now they are about to check our vehicle to make sure that everything is okay underneath, because, of course, this is a secure military facility, and we've got an amazing shot for you coming up as we pull in. one of these c-130s, but let's give you the forecast very quickly to show you what's going on. first of all, mississippi, where we are. jackson, mississippi, 77 for a high and biloxi 72 for a high. the city where we are right now, meridian 75, and we're looking at tupelo, mississippi, with a high of 72 degrees. all right. we're getting set up. we're going to bring you your local forecast right a good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures are in the mid 40s as you step out the door.
dress in layers as you head out to celebrations. it's going to be 63 in san jose. warming up nicely later this afternoon. 68 in pittsburg. dub our weather will be like this the next couple of days. >> all right. we are here at keesler air force base. hurricane hunters are based here. it's good to see you guys. thank you so much. that's the answer to our trivia question. we've got more rokerthon as we come back. we're going to be talking about what they do here. this is a really special moment. thank you so much for being here for us. savannah, back to you. >> the new movie "spotlight" is the true story of a "boston globe" investigation 14 years ago that rocked the catholic
church to the core. it uncovered a sexual abuse scandal and cover-up within the local church and its impact is still being felt this day around the world. michael keaton is part of the all-star cast make up the team of reporters determined to shine a light on this deeply guarded secret. take a look. idea, his agenda. i've got to tell you, i mean, honest to god, he doesn't care about this city the way we do. i mean, how could he? >> this is how it happens. >> what's that? >> guy leans on a guy and suddenly the whole town just looks the other way. >> michael keaton, good morning to you. >> how you doing? >> this movie is incredible. i loved it because it shows what good journalism ought to be. some are comparing it to "all the president's men." >> yeah. >> is that what interested you about it? you played a news man before. >> yeah, twice. >> i had a weak spot for not just movies about journalism but a bit of a news junkie and
that's not always a good thing because you can end up being pretty frustrated and angry a lot of times, but that's it. also you know i'm a fortunate person in a lot of ways, but blessed in that i get to -- you know what i do for a living, i get to do what i like and enjoy and do something like this which i think will change lives for certain people, you know, and it's done in such a great way. you've seen the movie. it's not righteous -- well, it is righteous in the best sense. not self-righteous or self-congratulatory or overly dramatic. >> it's interesting because actually no one is spared the gaze of this movie including the reporters themselves. >> right, right. >> it's getting rave reviews which i'm not surprised. one review did surprise me somewhat. it said that the movie was honest and compelling and that was from the vatican radio. >> wow, really. >> yes. does that surprise you? >> well, they have a lot of shock jocks there.
they are whacky. >> you never know what they are going to say. >> cover a lot of britney spears stuff. >> it's interesting that the catholic church would -- and by the way, vatican radio doesn't represent the catholic church per se but perhaps is reflective of how the church is responding to it. >> that is interesting. i didn't know about that. this is a true story that we should probably save for another time. the vatican -- i'm not making this up. there were guys in the vatican, i don't know who they were, huge johnny dangerous fans, i'll swear to god i'll tell you that story some day. that is an interesting thing and kind of great. >> you were raised catholic. >> yes. >> your mother was a devout catholic. >> yes. >> was there any trepidation for you as you took on this role that really looks at at least recently one of the bleakest aspects of the church's history? >> the bleakest probably -- well, go back to how they treated indians in california, maybe and all over the world. no, you know, not at all actually. i kind of leapt at the
opportunity to work with these actors and tom mccarthy and given the subject matter how well written the script was, you know, and as far as my mom is concerned, i look at it as a noble thing. i would like to think she'd be proud of it. >> how much do you love talking about the prospects and politics of the oscar race? >> um. >> that's what i thought. >> i don't think about it a lot but i'll talk about it. >> just teasing you. there is one cool thing about this. the movie is getting oscar buzz, but i thought it was really neat that the directors and producers decided to submit all of you actors for supporting actor roles for oscars because truly they are all equal in spectacular performances. >> oh, man, this cast is crazy good. >> they are. >> and really honestly, some of the most fun people to hang out with. it was really a pleasure to go to work in the morning. you know, you had to be ready. these are some really quick-witted folks so i'm not really a morning person so you just get up extra early to jump on, and it's really the group. the star of the movie is the
movie, and we're just people who supply the information, and hopefully we did it all right. >> michael keaton, not a morning person but good enough to get up with us. >> thank you. >> "spotlight" is in select theaters now and opens wide by thanksgiving. >> coming up next, get your golden ticket ready because we're reuniting the cast of "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" 44 years later, but, first, this is "today" on nbc. reuniting the cast of "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" 44 years later, but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:419 all singing the oompa-loompa song. 44 years ago, gosh "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" premiered in theaters and it's delight the pure imagination of generations ever since. >> six of the original cast members recently reunited in orlando and nbc's joe fryer had the chance to enter the colorful world.
>> in "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" five lucky kids scored golden tickets. >> hey, you got it. you got the last golden ticket! the kid found the last golden ticket! >> you're always making things difficult. >> reporter: blindly signing a contract to enter a life-sized magical candy land. >> you all like making things difficult. >> reporter: today those kids are all grown up and still feel lucky because 44 years later they are still in touch. >> we think of ourselves as a family maybe a bit of a dysfunctional family but a family really. >> reporter: part of the family rusty goss. >> i don't like the work of it. >> reporter: one of wonka's infamous oompa-loompas. >> scary to me. when they made the movie they were kids. >> now look at us. >> yeah. >> and now we're grandpa. >> thank you so much indeed. >> reporter: let's turn back tame themmen plays the boys true mike tv. >> can't you shut up. >> reporter: and michael boulder
gives us the glut onnous augustus and julie was the ultimate spoiled breath veruca salt. >> i want it now! >> reporter: was it a tough character to play a fun character? >> it's fun to be bad and fun to be encouraged to be bad. your parents are saying don't do this don't do that. >> reporter: and denise nickerson starred as the gum-loving violet brargtd. >> reporter: do you get sick of chewing the gum? >> i was having a ball. >> reporter: do you still chew gum? >> no. >> reporter: when did you get up? >> when i returned and had 13 caf dis. >> reporter: and then there's peter ostrum aka charlie, the young boy who captures our heart. >> charlie bucket. >> reporter: after the movie ostrum shied away from the spotlight and grew up to be a veterinarian. >> everyone should be so lucky
to have an experience like this and then go into a different direct. >> reporter: except for rusty all the young actors left the business. >> we love the movie. >> reporter: but the cast continues to remain in the public eye, often invited to conventions like spooky empire in orlando. now, for anyone who envied these kids lost in a world of candy a reality check. >> augustus! >> reporter: was the river really chocolatey? >> oh, i'm sorry twarks water. >> it was water. >> it was disgusting. >> at part of the interview now where we're bursting people's bubbles and, you know people want to think of it as luscious, you know mouthen chocolate. >> oh, yes, yes. yes, yeah it was lovely. >> delicious. >> reporter: we decided to hand out some real chocolate bars but our golden tickets came with questions. >> which actor/actress was least like their character? >> i'm going to say julie. ♪ i want it now ♪ >> she's nothing like that
rotten child. no. >> who required the most takes to film a scene? >> me. 76. >> reporter: he's talking about this scene, the one with all those cart wheels. among cast's favorite memories, working with the larger than life actor gene wilder. >> five kids clamoring all over you wanting his attention. never any please don't bother mr. wilder and we must have been pretty tiresome of the we must have been. >> they were. >> reporter: show of hands if given the opportunity, how many of you would do it again? unanimous. >> absolutely. >> reporter: time of your life? >> yeah. i mean look, we are the fortunate ones. we're here. we got to really see it and experience it and the first thing people do when they find out who we are is they smile. >> yeah.
>> we call it the wonka effect, you know when things are a little bit grim and then people ah the face lights up. >> that won't hurt us. >> whoops. >> reporter: let's raise a glass to the wonka effect. >> i'm a rocket. ♪ to our good charlie ♪ >> reporter: probability of a world of imagination that still lives on. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, orlando. >> the nostalgia is rushing over me. like tearing up here. >> going to watch it tonight. >> my gosh. i've been looking for that chocolate river. >> they totally did burst my bubble that it's dirty water. >> why, don't go there? >> hold on to the loving memory. >> like they said. >> while we're here let's send our very best to the great gene wilder as well. >> love him. >> coming up next the amazing artist proving it's okay to play with your food. first, this is "today" on nbc.
we are back at 8:49. all this week we're celebrating the launch of the today food club. >> and with that in mind erica hill is here to introduce us to some people who are breaking ought rules it comes to food. hey, erica. >> good morning to you. by the way, this is my favorite club we've launched just saying. scan social media and no shortage of people's foods and the artists we're about to introduce you to take it a step further creating masterpieces out of foods most of us have in our pantry. >> if you think tinkering with food is child's play then you probably haven't seen this. or this. or this. extraordinary works of art created out of the ordinary stuff we eat.
meet 23-year-old jesse, a traditionally trained artist now creating non-traditional art. >> i create my work with a pretty broad variety of things produce, sometimes it's candy, cereal. liquids and condiments and spices. >> reporter: the iconic faces of elvis, lady gaga and john lennon crafted from a few simple ingredients. and let's not forget these well-known anchors. >> it's fun transforming something that people see every day and letting them see it in a different way. >> reporter: her work has now caught attention of corporate america, companies like mcdonald's and unilever seeking a playful approach to advertising. >> that's awesome to get to use my hobby and it's sort of a career at this point. >> reporter: and she's not alone in the food art space. batch please cookies creates tiny paintings out of butter and sugar and mr. crisp, rice krispies and laura miller heads
into another direction transforming food into fashion, bringing culinary challenges out of the kitchen and into the studio. >> i like the way you get to see that finished create. you're just building it for yourself and then it's gone. >> jesse says she chooses her food materials with purpose and you were asking what your portrait was made out of. did a little digging and heard you liked gawk mole and there's a little bit of avocado. >> i like it. i would like to bathe in avocado so that's the next best thing. >> that's coming up next week in "today food." >> the matt wanted to go with the pizza. >> talented very talented. >> you guys have never looked better in pizza and guacamole. >> don't forget to sign up for our food club. head to today.com/foodclub. >> and while there enter for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to join our table here at studio 1a and $3,000 worth of
cookware and cutlery. >> and we're giving people who sign up on the plaza one of these "today's" food club spat las courtesy of get it right. my mom is asking how to get one of these. come to the plaza and sign up for "today food." >> the mom, i'll give you mom. >> dylan. >> i don't like to take things. she has to follow rules. >> stocking stuffer. erica, thank you very much. we're back in a movement this is "today" on nbc.
let's check in with our friend willard scott to find out who is celebrating birthdays today. hey, willard. >> hi, boy, do we have fun. when we do birthdays, we don't fool around. we've got great ones. mary a beautiful greek lady 100 years old from new brunswick, new jersey. she loves to cook greek food. eleanor bryson is 100 years old today from kyle west virginia. she loves to play dominoes makes her sharp. marlon mork happy birthday lancaster, pennsylvania best breakfast i've ever had in my life. 100 years old today. never missed a day in school. clarence gowin from the great stayed of fergus falls, minnesota, 100 years old today. served in the philippines in world war ii. thank you for your service. lots more on the "today" show.
>> thank you, willard. coming up in our next hour brace yourselves. mel b is our guest host. >> so much fun. >> for the hour. you know my "big fat greek wedding" sequel movie is going out and nia varldies is here with the trailer. first time anyone has ever seen the trailer. >> all of the cast members came back
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this morning on "today's take" our good friend mel b is back to shake things up as our guest co-host and get ready to say opa again with "my big fat greek wedding star" nia varldos and a special salute to our military men and women on this special veterans day. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with the al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> quite a week or so. >> just a week. >> welcome to "today." it's a wednesday morning. november the 11th. 2015. veterans day. we salute our vets and active military this morning. many of them out on the plaza in the rain with us. thank you for being here. i'm willie with tamron and our
friend mel b. >> what's up? what's up? >> i'm just saying you are an oreo "today." >> feeling the beard. >> you are feeling the beard or just saying that. >> i'm kind of just saying that. >> i know you well by now. >> not really feeling it. >> did you really just say that? >> i didn't mean to. what i meant was feeling it like touching. >> it's soft. not bad. >> it's a bit scattered though. >> it's like when a 14-year-old boy tries to grow a beard that's sort of what it looks like. >> is there beard gel. >> there's horse shampoo you can put in. >> i know that. >> luxurious. >> what are the kids saying at home as you grow this out again? >> when i go to give them a kiss good night. they want nothing -- >> too fuzzy. >> natalie is on assignment al, of course, in the midst of his wild adventure rokerthon doing the weather in all 50 states in one week covered 30 states in the last few days and today he
runs through eight more. >> 32. >> i'm up -- >> hi, al. >> we're at 32 now. we're in mississippi. hey mel b. we're on -- we're on i-10 heading east towards alabama and in fact all morning and early into the afternoon we're going to be stopping at a whole bunch of military installations in honor of veterans day. >> nice. >> as you take a look ahead of the road, we've got fog, but it's otherwise the weather has been spectacular. i've got a police escort. >> nice. >> oh man! i've got a brand new winnebago. this is a winnebago fuse. >> we love it. >> that's a good looking vehicle. >> this thing just rolled off the assembly run. sweet, isn't it? >> yeah. >> are you happy doing this? >> i'm actually -- i'm doing this, baby. i'm driving this thing. >> i'm just checking that you're okay. >> by the end of the day, al, you'll be through 40 states, is my math right? >> we're -- we will be through
40 states, and we're starting tomorrow morning in virginia and making our way up the coast on amtrak. >> oh, how cool is that. >> phenomenal. >> that is. >> all right. >> we miss you but we're enjoying this. >> having a great time. >> it's good, it's good. rokerthon 2. >> planes, trains and automobiles with al roker. >> and a lot of goats. >> i don't understand the goats. >> i do, but i'll tell you about it later. >> you know -- how do you know? >> she has a different goat story. >> lots of them. >> let's start with veterans day. >> yes. >> and a happy one to the 22 million veterans living in the united states. more than 1.3 million armed forces members serving in the military. vets being honored around the country today, a couple of marines traveling the country. love this storying giving hugs to other vets. marine ian michael created the human hug project and aims to visit every v.a. product. part of a project to combat anxiety and isolation. diagnosed with post-traumatic
stress disorder after serving in iraq in 2003. he's traveling with a fellow marine veteran and his wife. so far they have visited 15 v.a. facilities and plan to give out hugs at 140 more. what a cool idea. >> that's so nice. >> and something so simple as a hug showing that connection. >> yeah. >> the best. >> special. >> coming up we've got a story to tell you about a vet who is actually paying it forward by funding scholarships for veterans, children and their spouses. so much goodwill in the veteran community and so many people doing such good thinks including a group i've worked with a lot called operation mend out at ucla medical center. the group provide surge call medical treatment free of charge and psychological health support for the most severely injured veterans who have served abroad. here's flywheel in new york city. got the whole group together. >> love it. >> operation mend gang in town from l.a., guys coming from across the country for this veterans week and we spun and we sweat for about 45 minute. ever done it?
>> i love it. yeah, are you kidding me. i love a good spin. >> intense and feels good. >> dylan was there. >> and there's a lot of people from operation mend on our plaza today who came by to say hello. >> great stuff. >> thanks for the folks at flywheel. >> got an apple gadget. tell you about the holiday season coming up. apple's pro pencil. >> christmas come early. this is the ipad pro. what's really awesome is you see how different it is in size. this is a standard ipad air, much larger in real estate size and apple could be entering into a whole new category and really targeting this not just towards people watching videos or people that are gaming but kind of consumers and business travelers and artists. with the new apple pencil, it's pressure sensitive. actually amazing how well it works on screen and how well an artist can use it to their advantage. this has two times the computing power. it is a workhorse and i think it
could enter into a new category for tablets. >> somewhere between the pc and ipad. what space? >> ceo tim cook of apple said this could be a pc killer which i think is a powerful statement. could the declining pc sales even further decline now with something like the pro? possibly. >> i love apple, but i just feel like they come out with so many new things that i have to have everything and spending more money and more money and more money. >> well, i love that point, too because a lot of people are this isn't the first time we've seen a larger sized tablet but here eat deal. apple does such a great job of reef the consumer and you want it. >> the difference there they can really reach the everyday consumer. >> it is amazing the psychology. >> look what you've done. >> i've done something given him a beard like willie's. amazing the psychology behind the desire to get everything new apple >> i got the apple tv and sat there forever. i got it and i just bought it
because it came out that day. don't even know what i'm supposed to do it. >> go to an apple store the day the new phones came out. lines around the block. couldn't wait one extra minute. >> what is this going to run us, how much? >> actually starts at 799 for 32 gigs. >> can i just take this one. >> that's yours. >> done deal. >> the nevertheless, you could at least get past one level. >> like in the subway, i'm feeling protective about it. there's something to that apple trend. >> absolutely. >> katie, thanks. good to see you. >> you look adorable as always. >> my light saber skirt. >> oh. >> the most whimsical and fun style. so awesome. >> love it. >> and we both have on pant suits today. we didn't plan it. >> we do. >> this is the thing for the day. >> i almost worth exact same color pant suit. >> i love that. >> what are you calling that a blush tone? >> beige. >> beautiful. >> lovely. you're not only one wearing the
pants >> three suits. >> three suits. the name of our hour today. somebody missing suits pants, and a lot of other things, the victoria secret models. >> i meant to go there yesterday but i was rehearsing. >> you were going to go there? >> yeah. >> front row, too. >> see, i think i would leave there like i'm inferior. an inferior person. >> you're beautiful. the women are beautiful. >> the models are out, model lily aldridge wore the $2 million vanity bra at the victoria's secret fashion show. they taped it just in case you are going to pie it for someone you know 6,500 precious gems set in 18 karat gold and took 1,600 hours of labor to create it. every year the fantasy bra is for sale but doesn't always find a buyer surprise, surprise. if not the bra is dismantled after a year and i guess
recycled recycled. >> put it in a museum for people to look at it. >> anyone ever buy it? doesn't seem like something -- >> i just think about the guy who would buy that for his wife. >> give the 1 million to charity if you've got that kind of money. what do you think in. >> i don't think i would buy it no. >> i don't think i would want it. >> wouldn't want to wear it. >> looks uncomfortable. >> probably extremely heavy, not the softest thing to chris to, either. >> all of our gestures all right here. >> it's a bra. >> doesn't look comfortable. >> that's where they go, right. and caitlin and kris jenner were there. their daughter -- >> kendall. >> kendall walked for the first time in the show, and you were actually, mel b, at kris' gatsby party, speaking 6 million. >> i was. >> the bra sells for their 2 million. i read that kris jenner's birthday party was $2 million. how was that? >> it was a proper full on lavish party.
>> yeah. >> and really nice. everybody was dress up in the gatsby style. >> there you are. look at you. >> and it's -- it was nice. everybody made an effort, ant party was full on. >> it looked beautiful. >> the glasses were baccarat. >> was it her birthday? >> 60. >> she looked gorgeous, too. >> wow. >> really raising the stakes for birthday parties. >> got to sell me a fantasy bra to give me a party. >> let's get a check of the weather from miss dylan. hello, miss dylan. >> hey, guys looking at snow back through the eastern rockies. denver has been seeing snow for the past several hours and it is going to accumulate and blow around with the very gusty winds. in fact, for parts of eastern colorado and western parts of nebraska, we could see blizzard conditions not because there's going to be a lot of snow but because it gets tossed around and wind gusts up near 60 miles per hour so we do have blizzard warnings in effect and on the eastern side of this cold front and this area of low pressure we have strong storms in the forecast especially iowa west
central illinois and also northeastern, missouri where we could end up with strong storms, good morning. i'm kari hall. a live rook from belvedere. just a few clouds and warming temperatures. it's 51 in san francisco. we're heading into the low to mid-60s today. it will be 62 in and 61 in embarkcadero embarcadero. pleasanton a high of 66. have a great day. ? and that's your latest forecast. up next, get ready to break some tishes because you're invited to another big fat greek wedding. >> my goodness. >> she did it. >> oh, wow. >> there you go. >> do it together. one two,
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all right. break out the windex and the bundt cake because it's coming back to the big screen, 13 years since a small modest film called "my big fat greek wedding" hit theaters and became a huge box hit smash. >> nia vardalos drew on her own family traditions create the classic comedy. >> and now nia is here with an exclusive first look at the long -- await the sequel "my big fat greek wedding 2." hello, darling good to see you. >> hello. >> the last time you were was not very long ago. were you about to start filming. >> yes. >> this went fast. >> it did, it did. >> we gathered the entire family back and everyone in the first movie is back for the second movie. >> wow. >> we filmed in the same locations. we have the same producers and we are still a small independent film now being released by the behemoth universal pictures. but you know we are still the
same family and we're really close and had a great, great time. >> we're going to show the trailer in just a minute. won't keep people waiting much longer but can you reflect back on your life in that time? here you make a small movie, probably see some friends and family and becomes an international phenomenal. what was that like in realtime it is. >> it was really going down a hill, skiing without poles. it was just aghhh. here we go. but everything stayed the same. i remember being home visiting my family when the movie was breaking all these records and i was like mom, you know, this movie you know, just broke this record and my mother is like that's nice. take the chicken out of the oven. it's the same. >> keeping you humble. >> it's same. >> we're super excited the trailers. want to talk to it now. >> where is it? >> here it is. >> here we go. >> here we go. >> oh my gosh. >> this is it. >> a long time ago. >> hi i had a big fat greek
wedding. now my daughter is all grown up. >> florida to new york, these are the colleges i'm applying to. >> why do you want to leave me? >> payback. >> and ian and i are just trying to find a minute to ourselves. >> you're going on a date with your husband, and afterwards, oh satin slippery like -- >> you're welcome. shave everything. >> now my family has come together. >> who says a woman has to be married? >> you all our lives. >> the wedding is off! >> to pull off another big fat greek wedding. >> all right. >> one, two, pull. ♪ >> oh. >> we come from a long line of strong women. remember to protect the polaki. eyes open and niece shut. if your knees are open shut your eyes.
>> my gosh. >> that is hilarious. >> hilarious, hilarious. >> thank you. >> that's out there. >> shave everything. that's life advice. >> my cousins and i a photo together, put our arms on the back of each other's neck and you get an instant facelift. >> ready, ah. >> that's phenomenal. >> oh, my gosh. >> thank you. >> we've got a good idea but where do we pick up the story here? >> the reason that the sequel took so long to come out is because it's entirely my fault. i just could not write something that i didn't know. i had written -- my character is a mom at end of the movie and i wasn't a mom and a sad story and it turned out great because once i became a mom i understood all those feels and on my daughter's first day of kindergarten somebody said something and that was it. i had the idea for what the sequel would be. >> wow. >> that was it. you cannot write -- i can't
write unless it comes from my real life. >> celebration time because the film is done, trailer is epic. you guys are breaking plates. >> we're going to break some plates. >> very first day. >> as we go to break. >> as we break the plates the good news the trailers is out and the bad news is you have to wait until march 25th. from our sister company nbc universal. these are my dogs dusty and cooper. i work for the dogs twenty-four seven. i am the butler. these dogs shed like crazy. it's like being inside of a snow globe. it takes an awful lot of time to keep the house clean. i don't know what to do. (doorbell) what's this? swiffer sweeper and dusters. this is nice and easy boys. it really sticks to it. it fits in all the tight spaces. this is really great. does that look familiar to you? i'm no longer the butler i am just one of the guys. your nfl loyalties will be tested. that's right, go pack go.
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pounds up today and still have six weeks to go. i got my work cut out for me. last month the expectant mother wrote on her website enbeing pregnant is not her favorite part of life she does enjoy the challenge of getting her body back afterwards and looking pretty flawless even with the riskse maternity attire. can you imagine will smith being afraid of anything, the fresh prince or big willy said how he felt when he was offered the role in the new movie "concan you." he's a doctor who discovered a football-induced brain injury called cfe. being a self-described football dad admitted i didn't want the brain injuries to be a reality and at a minimum i didn't want it to be me who had to say t.luckily for us ridley scott convinced him otherwise and the "gladiator" director called up smith and said this is it. pay attention. it must have grabbed his attention. we can't wait to see him tackle this controversial movie that a lot of people will be talking b. finally, big news from the
rock. wayne johnson announcing that his girlfriend lauren, they are expecting a baby girl. the "san andreas" star made the announcement on his instagram account thanking all his fans for the support he and his lady received and saying he's about to be outnumbered he said bring on more estrogen in his home. congrats to our buddy, come on, it's a party. they have the club music. up next, my girl mel b. we're going head to head in a pop culture pop fix. what's the dance move these days? what do we do? >> i don't really know. >> nae nae. watch us not whip nae nae. >> i don't know. you're th how you doing? hey! how are you? where are we watching the game? you'll see. i think my boys have a shot this year. yeah, especially with this new offense we're running... i mean, our running back is a beast. once he hits the hole
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i'm ... ==topvo== authorites say a deadly shooting late last night on interstate-80 a good wednesday morning. it's 9:26. i'm sam brock. authorities say a deadly shooting late last night on interstate 80 was not ran candomrandom. one man died when someone opened fire. a woman was also in the car at the time, she was shot and is hospitalized but chp does expect her to survive. that shooting closed down east bound 80 until about 5:30 this morning. it's the reverse commute, so 23e6r had a major traffic impact. so far the chp, though has not identified the victims. but investigators do believe the gunmen knew them and chp is asking anyone with information to give them a call. also new details this morning, san jose taxi drivers are back behind the wheel after threatening to not take fares for a third straight day.
last night cabbies talked about an 8:00 a.m. protest, but it never actually materialized. cab drivers we he spoke to this morning say they are still upset about a decision made last night by san jose council members. ride sharing members will now be allowed to pick up picks without as many restrictions and only 1% are required to be randomly checked for criminal back grounds. cab drivers say the same rules apply to them across the board. coming up, a look at the forecast.
good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall as we take a look at the north bay, we see some clouds and some fog rolling through. clear skies as we head to the peninsula and south bay. we'll make it up to 64 degrees in this the east bay. generally in the low to mid-60s. and also some clearing skies with a light wind. we'll have this weather heading
into the next couple of days. let get a look at the commute. very light around the bay this veterans day. a little slowing south 101 past university toward where you lose one lane. we're looking at the maps and that's what we see. we can show you the later volume on south bay freeways. north of the san mateo bridge, pretty of the same. metering lights turned off at 7:41 that's how light it's been. back to you. >> is that a record? we'll have to look into that. we'll be back in 25 minutes with another update.
taking a look at the headlines. chipotle restaurants in oregon and washington reopen today even though the health department cannot find the source of the e. coli brought yak. tests on thousands of samples turned you will negative for the bacteria. before reopening, the 43 locations had to toss out all the food and deep clean the restaurants. about 130,000 children's drinking cups are being recalled. the recall involves bueno straw tumblers. in a child chews on the straw small pieces can break off and get swallowed or inhaled. no injuries have been reported but parents should make sure their children stop using them. obese children as young as 8 years old show early signs of
heart disease. researchers used imaging tests to compare a small group of obese and normal weight kids. they found that 40% of the obese children had thickened muscle surrounding the heart which could reduce the heart's pumping ability. experts caution that heart problems during childhood could lead to more complicated health conditions in the future. a woman in california is very grateful after her jewelry was lost and found. carissa walter put her engagement rings and earrings in a tissue when cleaning the bathroom and then later realized she had tossed the tissue in the toilet and flushed it. a utility crew lifted a nearby manhole cover. amazingly they found her jewelry. she calls it a miracle. i call it a life's lesson. let's get a check of the weather from al who is on roker-thon 2. hello, sir! >> hey.
we're on i-10 heading east towards -- to mobile alabama. and we're celebrating our -- all of our veterans today by stopping at military installations. we're going to continue that as we get into mobile. but let's get you caught up on your latest weather. for today we're looking at a risk of strong storms stretching from northeastern texas up into the mid mississippi river valley with an elevated risk for tornadoes. so we're watching that. and a big snow storm getting itself together in the rockies and heading east. for tomorrow we've got a beautiful day along the east coast, mid-atlantic coast into the southeast. we look for rain and showers making their way into the northeast. also windy and wet conditions in the pacific northwest. rainy and windy around the central and western great lakes with gorgeous weather through the southwest into southern california. that's what's going on aroun good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures are steadily warming across the bay area
after very chilly start. we're now at 50 in sunnyvale and 48 in napa. heading up to 63 in san jose and in palo alto 64. 64 in napa and oklahoma dublin looking at 65. our cool mornings will continue and also nice warm afternoons. >> that's your latest weather. willie, i've got to tell you this winnebago fuse is a sweet ride. >> i'm so jealous. love a big recreational vehicle. you're looking good behind the wheel, my friend. >> i'm telling you. we've got to do a road trip with the four of us. >> yes. >> and we just do this -- take this thing down like route 66. >> how many bathrooms? >> tamron is asking how many bathrooms and is there a vanity mirror. >> one bathroom. >> just one? she's out. >> i'm out is there we're down to three. down to three. keep on trucking, sir. we'll check back in with you and
we're back with mel b. >> i didn't know these work. >> in addition to being within one of our favorite co-hosts also serving as host on an upcoming vh-1 music in 2015 called "you outta know." . tell me about this show. >> so many fun. live for two hours performances from a ton of artists. just a fun show edgy, hot people. >> and you have history -- >> whoa, i like that move. >> you have a history with the show so not just the fact that you are the host. you were one of the shows. >> at vh-1. >> not just vh-1. >> no, i mean, it's a great network. my daughter is very happy that i'm actually part of it, and i get to host the whole thing and it's lãand the performances are killer absolutely killer. >> one of your own 13 jobs "america's got talent" and now we're hearing simon cowell is joining the show replacing
howard. >> lots of rumors and he's officially said. it's his show. he created this show and even though i'm sad howard's left, i love howard but it's a good combination. >> we do too. >> they are similar characters. >> you've got the big pop culture show on vh-1 so we'll test your pop culture knowledge. >> hands on -- >> even though mel is a pop superstar and have a 16-year-old daughter. >> i know nothing. >> which movie has clawed its way to the top of the 2015 box office? >> tamron. >> "jurassic park." >> i'm sorry. >> the only question i knew. >> according to officialcharts.com which mark randy johnson/bruno mars collaboration -- >> "uptown funk." >> 2-0 tamron. >> i'll give you this one go. >> with the headline "call me caitlin" what magazine featured 2015's most famous cover?
>> ""vanity fair." ". >> thanks for that. >> here's a good one. who won the 2015 as car for best actress in. >> oh. >> wait, wait, wait. >> best actress. >> red hair. >> great actress. >> owing julianna margulies. >> julianne moore. >> that famous redhead julianna margulies. >> okay. >> here we go. >> and i love julianne moore. i love you, so sorry. >> this one is up your alley. come on mel. >> which member of one direction broke countless of teenage hearts by leaving the band? >> zane. >> which series won the 2015 emmy for best drama? >> "empire." >> hbo. >> that's not a drama, is it? >> hbo, lots of fights and -- >> "game of thrones." >> i know. i watch it -- >> i can't believe i missed that. >> after meeting on a 2003 film
which celebrity couple announced separation this year after ten years of marriage. big, famous couple separated a couple months ago. >> aflac and garner. >> good one. >> that's sad news. >> i know i don't write the questions. >> added to the oed in 2015. >> oed. >> i don't know what that is. >> oh, oxford exling dictionary was this term in which a guy takes up too much space on public transit. >> oh. >> because it's my pet peeve. >> man spread. >> man spreading. >> yes, exactly. >> you can do that in a pant suit. good thing you wore pants. >> time for one more. >> i'll give this to mel. can you do it. i'm not that competitive. >> not fair quite to mel but see she knows it. which team won the world series in 2015 for the first time in 30 years. >> the royals. >> the royals is what she just said. >> the royals. >> yes. >> you got it. you got it the.
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sacrifice through generations of war, and there's one veteran who has found a way to support military families by giving them the opportunity to pursue their dreams. oklahoma state university is the only school teague ever wanted to attention. generations of family members had gone before him so when teague a his mom stephanie learned he had been accepted -- >> we both screamed basically. it's not one of your formal acceptance letters. it's a card that you open up and it starts playing the osu fight song. ♪ >> teague's dream was to study mechanical engineering inspired by lessons he learned building and fixing bikes with his dad army national guard lieutenant cole them tom crotty. >> got to the grow together through bikes and he built his own workshop in our house and got to replace everything. it was just one thing our whole family could do together was cycling.
>> but the family faced a practical concern how to pay for that dream college education? teague's father who earned a bronze star for his work in afghanistan died of leukemia nearly five years before his son's graduation, leaving his family to find a way forward. >> a lot of folks feel like, you know, with time, you know that things do get bert, and they do. but it's still -- you still have an extreme loss. you still feel like a part of you is gone, you know. i've lost my best friend and it's tough, really tough. >> to help ease the challenge military families often face dealing with injury or loss major dan reason a united states air force reservist created a program to fund scholarships for veterans' children and spouses. >> the mission upholds honor and leave no family behind. we can't undo what's happened we can come into an inherently dark situation and bring a ray of hope and bring a ray of light to
that family. >> rooney was affected watching a young boy meet his father's flag-draped casket after returning from iraq in 2007 and he took action establishing the folds of honor found day. the organization's name references the 13 folds in a flag for fallen soldiers and symbolizes the burden each family carries with them. >> we're in a position not just to say i'm sorry or thank you for your service but to do something tangible and no greater gift can you give any family than step in and take care of their children and their spouse. >> my name is chrissie carp text and i'm wife of lance corporal andrew carpenter. >> my name is paige garber and i'm the daughter of command master chief jeff garber. >> i think he would be so proud of me and my sister for going to college and getting our degrees. >> over the past eight years folds of honor has awarded more than 10,000 scholarships $13
million in aid this year. rooney says it's just a start. >> the least we can do is to ensure that these families who have paid such a tremendous sacrifice for the freedoms that we enjoy to have the opportunities to pursue their dreams in this country? teague's scholarship game just in time for his trip to oklahoma state this fall, giving his mom a bit of relief. >> i'm very proud of him. he's worked really hard for where he is right now. his dad would be very excited for him. >> it's an awesome group that because of its popularity needs your support to learn more about folds of honor and how you can donate. go to today.com. coming up next, some helpful travel tips for the holidays which are right around the if you're an adult with type 2 diabetes and your a1c is not at goal with certain diabetes pills or daily insulin your doctor may be talking about adding medication to help lower your a1c. ask your doctor if adding once-a-week tanzeum is right for you. once-a-week tanzeum is an injectable prescription medicine
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advanced planning. you want to look at the calendar and choose the dates that are best for traveling. as you can see from this calendar, some of the days are not going to find you a deal anymore. however, traveling on the holidays like thanksgiving, like christmas, those are the times you'll save the money and another way to save money that people don't realize is those big box stores where you go for your big paper towels and a million gummi bears those kind things they have travel departments, too. >> really. >> so you can save money -- >> i did not know that. >> save money on air hotel, rental cars and theme parks. great way to save your money. >> let's talk "b" for baggage. >> when i'm traveling with kids especially keep it simple. ziploc storage bags look great. put one outfit into one bag. >> like a. >> don't like germs toumping everything, sort of weird that day. shower caps. >> when a great idea. >> shoes covered and also remember if you're traveling, you want to do tsa-friendly
travel size accessories to put in there, and if you're bringing gifts, if you're taking the little gifts, that's okay. bigger gifts ship ahead. you don't want to get stuck with those things going through tsa. >> and you can't wrap them either because if they check your bags. >> with the little ones. i'm going to go rogue. willie has two kids. do you encourage kids having their own suitcase? >> if you are trying to save money charge you for checked bags so if you can pack it in a carry-on, that's a good way to go and if you're going somewhere like a cruise bring a carry-on and have a swimsuit and everything in there so you don't have to wait for your luggage to be delivered. >> and "c." >> children. >> hi guys. >> to keep them busy in the car make what i call a boredom bag. this is a travel cosmetic case you can pick up at any store. fill each pocket with age-appropriate activities, books on tape, rubik's cube, snacks, and that way they can
keep busy in the back seat and keep it organized. also something to mention when you're traveling with young kids, there's a lot of habits that you develop at home, potty training, nap time meal time, going to bed and kids are creatures of sequence, order, routine. they are creatures of habit, so follow those sequence, order and routine when you're on the road. >> stick to your schedule. >> if you've got a stuffed animal or something. >> working that rubik's cube. >> let's talk dijal real quick. >> "d" is for digital. use apps, can save everything, can give you great emergency low capital gains, apps for the best gags prizes and that's digital and, e," enjoy. enjoy, set the tone for your kids. >> we've enjoyed you emily. thank you. thanks, kids. you look great. so well behail. >> yes, they are. >> i'll take y'all on a
>> kathie lee and hoda are here. where did mel b go, our co-host is it. >> mel b where are you? >> did she bolt early on us? >> wait. >> is that bell b? >> because it's tammy's birthday. happy birthday. >> thank you. >> something for you, and look what we have here for you. it's her birthday. >> thank you. >> look at this beautiful cake. >> oh my gosh. >> with only 21 candles because you're only 21 okay? >> exactly. >> today you're 21. >> i work with the best team in television. thank you all. >> sing happy birthday to her. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ ♪ happy b
i'm ... ==anim== happening today... ==topvo== events across the bay area as the nation pauses to tha 9:56. happy veterans day. happening today, there will be events all over the bay area as we pause to thank our veterans. in the south bay, san jose mayor will join santa clara county superviseor in launching a plan
called all the way home. the county wants to end veteran homelessness by 2017. that announcement will be ahead of the parade that is at 11:00. let's check your weather. it's another sunny day, but cool to start. it warms up gradually as we go if to the afternoon. look for a high of 62 in san francisco. mid-60s for the rest of the bay area. also for the tri-valley. with a light wind we're up to 65. also 65 in the north bay. expect more days like this for the next few days and also heading into the weekend. let's get a look at the commute now with mike. a over toward the bay bridge, the metering lights were turned off a couple hours ago. haven't had a problem all morning. we'll look at the map, the maze still flowing smoothly. a little slowing off of 238 but that's the only issue. no other problems this is the south bay, a nice drive. even 85 into cupertino moving
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. all righty! let h's get the party we are very proud americans today. it's veterans day. and we want to say a very generous thank you to all the men and women of the armed forces have who served this country and are still serving. 22 million veterans and more than 1.3 million serving currently. >> sometimes for some it takes a day to remember and pay attention because sometimes if you don't have someone in your own family or