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here's dublin slick roads that's why we use caution out there. >> do slow down. that's what's happening "today in the bay" and be back with you at 7:25. go good morning. divided states of america. the nation weighs in on donald trump's proposal to ban muslims from the u.s. our new polls showing where voters stand while one thing is certain, trump's numbers remain strong. >> no longer think he's funny. >> as hillary clinton appears on "late night" to say it's no laughing matter. >> what he's saying now is not only shameful and wrong, it's dangerous. deadly crash, a medical helicopter goes down in california overnight killing three crew members and a patient on board. dense fog and heavy rain hampering search efforts. did that bad weather
groubded. the new rule that could keep one of the most coveted holiday gifts from making it under the tree. >> and what was he thinking? a cyclist blows through a closed crossing gate and how he walked away with a few bumps and bruises and a 92 arespect for the rules of the road today. >> friday morning, nice warm friday morning here. footage again on this guy in a bicycle. he hits that train or that train hits him. it's amazing. >> the other vantage point what is amazing is that he walked away
from that hopefully a lot wiser. let's start on a friday morning with our top story. it's our new washington journal poll. it shows the majority of americans oppose the call to ban muslims from entering the country. it is a different story when you focus on republican voters. nbc national correspondent is taking a closer look at the numbers this morning. good morning to you. >> hard to believe it was this week that donald trump rolled out that explosive plan to bar muslims from entering the u.s. his party is grappling with the front runner as the poll shows the tough talk isn't resonating with a lot of republicans. >> donald trump in new hampshire snapping up an endorsement.
recording from ted cruz. questioning the readiness to serve. >> who am i comfortable having the finger on the button? that is a question of strength and judgment and i think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them. >> later revealing the strategy between not publically criticizing. >> my approach has been to bear hug both of them and smother them with love. people run as who they are. i believe gravity will bring the campaigns down. >> the fire storm keeps raging. our new wall street journal poll shows nearly six in ten americans oppose the proposal. republicans are
divided. 42% in favor, 36% against. trump's latest critics the family of franklin roosevelt. fdr's blasting the idea as reprehensible adding internment was wrong then and any effort to discriminate is wrong today. overnight ben carson released an oped calling for u.s. to engage the muslim world. our biases and create safe spaces. lindsey graham warns the rhetoric could sink the gop. >> if he continues to do what he is doing he is destroying the party. it would be a generation before we overcome this.
>> marco rubio insists trump won't be the republican standard bearer. >> i am going to support the republican nominee and i believe it will be someone who can win the election. >> ted cruz should not make statements behind closed doors to his bosses, tweeted by donald trump. so it begins. >> thanks. i think i misspoke. nbc news wall street journal poll. >> hillary clinton is letting her opinion be known on all of this saying donald trump's trump is no longer funny. the presidential hopeful stopped by late night with seth myers thursday night and said the proposal has crossed the line and is dangerous. >> what he is saying now is not only shameful and wrong, it is dangerous. this latest demand that we not let muslims into our country really plays
into the hands of the terrorists. i don't say that lightly, but it does. he is giving them a great propaganda tool. >> on the issue of gun control clinton says advocates at her side oft issue need to do a better job of winning over responsible gun owners. to california the fbi is searching the lake near the scene of the san bernardino shooting. they are looking for new clues. we are joined with the latest on that. good morning to you. >> good morning. with the sun up federal agents will be back at the lake. the fbi tight lipped about what they are looking for as they expand their investigation. the search at this lake could take days. dive teams three miles from the massacre looking for leads. investigators say the shooters syed farook and tashfeen malik may have been here and may have dumped evidence in the lake. >> the specific evidence we are
looking for we are not going to discuss but we are seeking evidence of anything that had to do with this particular crime. >> with investigators saying teams may canvas neighborhoods the feds are pressing enrique marquez. officials say he is talking to the fbi after going on a drinking binge following the massacre and now feels remorse. police say he bought the assault rifles used in the shooting. he has not been charged in the crime. >> enrique purchased the rifles for syed and his wife. >> many who knew marquez said she didn't know he was married. that wife, a ukrainian national is related to syed farook's brother by marriage. officials tell nbc news they are looking into whether that marriage was a sham, a favor marquez did for farook. investigators say
marquez told them farook discussed staging an attack in 2012. when four local men were arrested for plotting to kill u.s. soldiers in afghanistan he got cold feet. >> i'm not going to address anything to do with mr. marquez. >> reporter: with investigators chasing new leads the fear roles have begun. the first of more ceremonies to come today, celebrating life after death. this morning the fbi won't say if they believe the shooters were here before or after their massacre but they are searching this area for evidence, doing all they can to find the latest leads. >> thank you very much. individual states are taking action in the wake of the mass shooting in san bernardi bernardino. connecticut governor says he plans to sign an executive order banning gun sales to people on the terror watch list.
officials are working with the federal government to get access to the list. already has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. a tip from the cia is leading to a new man hunt in switzerland. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. geneva is now the city in focus on a heightened threat level this morning. the u.s. embassy is advising americans in the city to maintain a high level of vigilance and take steps to enhance their personal security. this as geneva police are searching for at least four suspects because of a possible terrorist threat. a senior u.s. counter terrorism official tells nbc news that the cia tipped off swiss authorities that several suspects were likely in or around geneva. this morning there are
signs of increased security in parts of the city, a rare site at the united nations complex, heavily armed security guards with automatic weapons there, talks on syria were scheduled to take place today. that meeting has now been moved to a secret location. security has been beefed up at bord er crossings from france into geneva. one paris suspect is still on the run and now a fresh manhunt in switzerland. >> thank you very much. tell you more about a story we told you in the open. a deadly crash of a medical helicopter in california happened overnight and tamron has the story. >> all four people on the helicopter died. now federal investigators are looking into what caused the accident. >> what began as emergency medical evacuation ended in
tragedy when an air ambulance crashed in route to the hospital. officials say it was supposed to be a ten minute flight. the helicopter took off at about 6:52 p.m. less than 15 minutes later ems dispatched failed to make contact with the aircraft during a routine safety check. >> unable to confirm the tail number but it is recognizable as sky life. >> about 15 miles north of bakersfield, california. the medical team's final destination. all four people on board, pilot, paramedic, nurse and patient were killed. their names have not been released but the ceo of american ambulance says they were an experienced team. >> we're rallying together, crying, providing support to one another, telling stories and grieving. >> officials say bad weather made the search efforts
difficult but it is not yet known if the same conditions caused the crash. >> we ran into fog and heavy rain trying to get in by foot. it took us quite sometime to get there. >> this morning the ntsb will begin the investigation. >> at this time we have no idea of what the cause was or what may have led to the tragedy. >> officials are working to contact the family of the victims. >> imagine this, riding a train and realize the operator was not on board. that terrifying situation happened in boston on thursday morning. there were initial concerns that someone may have tampered with the train. ron mott is on this investigation. >> reporter: good morning. officials say the operator brought the train into the station behind me yesterday and then got off to
investigate a problem. >> the red line train left the station south of boston on thursday as usual. only problem is about 50 passengers found their operator wasn't where he should have been. at the controls the sex cars blowing past several stations. >> we were just flying through the stations. >> if we had kept at that speed we would have derailed. >> for nine long minutes the train sped along the tracks mile after mile with terrified passengers. workers realized the problem immediately clearing trains ahead cutting power bringing the train to a halt. only then did passengers discover the reason why. >> the people on the first car were trying to knock on the door of the conductor and we discovered nobody was there. >> expressed skepticism about the cause. >> it is pretty clear that it was set in forward motion which is why it moved in the
first place when the signal was manipulated. >> officials say the operator was placed on administrative leave while investigators probe whether human error was to blame and he received minor injuries as it moved out of the area. this morning passengers boarded the train where the drama began. >> a few years ago cut a second worker from the train and a union official said those extra hands would have been helpful yesterday to get the train stopped much sooner. a spokesperson told nbc news this incident had nothing to do with that. back to you. >> ron mott in boston. >> there is fallout over controversial comments made by supreme court justice scalia on the discussion of affirmative action.
during oral arguments scalia said some black students do better at less advanced schools on slower tracks. spokesman josh earnest said the comments represent a different view from values that the president has spent his career talking about. scalia is a known skeptic of systems that consider an applicant's race as part of college entry decisions. a big story out of oklahoma city where a former police officer accused of raping more than a dozen women was convicted thursday on numerous counts. daniel holtzclaw began to sob when the first of counts was read. the women testified and said that the assaults took place inside his squad car or while they were in custody. the jury has recommended a prison sentence of 263 years.
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point you see what happens there. this may have been a different story if he made it to the tracks a second earlier. >> we were talking about this. you wonder if he is wearing ear buds or listening to music. how do you not hear that train at that speed. >> wouldn't you see the crossing? >> you don't hear that train until he is on top of it. >> he is lucky. check of the weather. >> let's show you what we have going on right now. this is battle undgro, washington. it looks like it. reported tornado touching down causing big damage, lots of trees and power lines down. look at the trampoline between homes. we can see more of this again today on into the weekend. here is one storm coming on shore. we have another major storm offshore that comes in later on during the weekend. we are going to watch
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good morning,ium wrr meteorologist kari hall. storm system creating across the region. we currently have one moving the peninsula and approaching the south bay and also moving through fremont. now temperatures are cool only in the mid to upper 40s and then as we go through the day, expect a high of 55 degrees in the east bay. san francisco 58 degrees and still some showers at least through early afternoon and in between we'll have some sunshine. >> that's your latest weather. matt. >> all right, al. thanks so much. coming up, why did he abandon his bebergdahl captured by the taliban tells his story for the first time. >> and the anticipation as the
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investigators this morning ar good morning, 7:26. i'm kris sanchez. investigators are trying to sort out what led to a deadly, head-on crash in san jose. happened midnight on alan rock avenue near the kirk avenue ramp. one car had four people inside. two of them died and the chp says the other two passengers left the scene. officers later found each of them at separate hospitals. the driver of the other car, a pickup truck, suffered serious injuries, as well. investigators do not believe that wet roads were a factor here, but they are still trying to determine if the driver who died was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. and speaking of wet roadways, let's check in with meteorologist kari hall whose radar is still working overtime. heavy rain through fremont and
then making it into the south bay. this would be approaching san jose as we go into the next several minutes at about 20 minutes and then also moving farther to the south. expect some off and on rain throughout the morning and early afternoon. highs today only reaching into the upper 50s, but a couple of spots, especially over toward brentwood reaching into the lower 60s. let's see what's happening on the roads now with mike. >> not only your radar, but you were working overtime. west bound slows for the commute and the conditions ray just traveled through this area getting easier here and better view. the green all over shows you wet, once again, all over the east bay and all we have slowing towards the bay bridge toll mrauza and metering lights are on and down east shore freeway and nothing big slowing from the dumbarton bridge, as well. homestead at sunnyvale, saratoga. deadly crash but not affecting the freeways. anywhere northbound through south bay, it's all right. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. we have more local news
7:30 now on this friday morning. december 11th. 2015. it's a balmy day here in the big apple. perfect day to do some holiday shopping. take a look at the crowd. >> christmas shopping in shirt sleeves. >> i know. >> new concept. >> anyway, let's take a look at some of the stories making headlines. a medical helicopter crashed in central california overnight killing three crew members and a patient on board. the ntsb is investigating the cause, but there was dense fog and heavy rain in that area at the time of the crash. >> a sad end to tell you about in the search for the brother of reality star kristin cavallari. 30-year-old michael cavallari's body was found in an isolated part of utah two weeks after his car was discovered in that same
area, and authorities do not suspect foul play. fbi agents are resuming their search of a lake near the site of the san bernardino attack. investigators believe shooter syed farook and tashfeen malik may have dumped evidence into that lake. >> let's start this half hour with former prisoner of war bowe bergdahl speaking out for the first time, mounting his defense in unexpected place. "today" national correspondent craig melvin is here with that. craig, good morning. >> good morning, guys. another crackly voice, another voice rather than a crackly phone line. i should say. his side of the story and this time on the popular podcast serial. one of the most controversial figures in the american military sergeant bowe bergdahl waiting to hear whether he'll face court-martial and already using this unusual form to offer up his defense. >> i'm going, good grief, i'm in over my head. >> in the first interview with america's last prisoner of war. >> suddenly, you know, it really starts to sink in that i really did something serious.
>> bowe bergdahl in, 25 hours of taped conversations with a screenwriter behind "zero dark 30" and the hurt locker cast himself as an action hero from a different film. >> i was trying to prove to the world that i was, i don't know, jason bourne. >> saying he walked off a remote army outpost in 2009 as part of a plot to expose his leaders and track taliban fighters who instead captured him. >> the next morning was, you know, where i got myself screwed. >> surrounded, bergdahl admits he did not fight back. >> i'm not stupid enough to try to knife off a bunch of guys with ak-47s. >> how are those two things going on in the same rational mind? just doesn't make any sense. >> bergdahl's platoon mate was interviewed for the podcast. >> sees himself as a super soldier, jason bourne person and his intentions are to save us, but he went and did the exact opposite of that. >> released in a 2014 trade for five taliban prisoners held at
guantanamo bay. >> he wasn't forgotten by his country. >> bergdahl stayed quiet, not even speaking to his parents. >> i was fully confident that when somebody actually took a look at the situation and when people started investigating the situation that people would understand that i was right. >> and with pressure mounting on the obama administration to try bergdahl as a deserter -- >> we're tired of sergeant bergdahl, a no good trader who should have been executed. >> this sergeant now making serial his public defense. >> the more people knew about sergeant bergdahl's case, the facts and circumstances, the better, and i feel that way about the podcast. >> the serial's first season was downloaded more than 100 million times, won a peabody award and earned a new look for the convicted killer in that case. now it appears bergdahl has turned to the platform to try to sway public opinion in his case.
>> craig melvin, thank you. >> here's a story that's going to get a lot of attention. it deals with the raging debate over guns in this country. supporters claim that allowing guns in places like college campuses will actually help to sh wart attacks and they plan to demonstrate their points during a mock mass shooting in austin, texas, tomorrow. nbc's kerry sanders is there. kerry, tell us about this. >> reporter: well, good morning, matt. protest organizers had planned to hold their mock mass shooting on the campus of the university of texas. but school administrators say they and any other group are not allowed to protest on campus so instead it will be slightly off campus where this theatric cal performance will have the same message that gun-free zones are killing us. it has a lot of people up in arms, plan for a mock mass shooting even though it's cardboard guns, gunfire. sounds. >> bang, bang. >> reporter: that real isn't, and supporters playing the role of victims with ketchup for blood. >> we're going to be using visual aids. it's going to be overdrama
advertised. very unrealistic. this is not something that people are going to happen upon and think is a real situation. >> reporter: the theatrics are meant to dramatize the opposition to gun-free zones on college campuses. but even some gun rights supporters say the rally is a bad idea. >> i think it's irresponsible. i think it's just bad timing, and it's childish. >> reporter: in 1966 this same austin campus was the site of the nation's first mass shooting at a college, a student named charles whitman climbed to the top of the school's tower and systematically picked off people below. 13 died. the group had planned on holding the mock mass shooting on the school campus, but school officials said no. online reaction has been mixed. on twither, on what planet is a mock mass shooting a good idea? on facebook, fully support this event. time to end the sitting duck zones. organizers point to the umpqua community college shooting that killed nine and the rampage at
virginia tech that killed 32 and say those events might have had a different outcome if people had been armed. >> there needs to be a national conversation about this, and have people understand the common thread to all these tragedies are these gun free zones. >> reporter: that conversation about gun violence will likely continue this weekend. monday is the third anniversary of the shooting at sandy hook. 20 children and 6 adults were killed there. making it the second deadliest shooting in our nation, following the shooting at virginia tech. back to you guys. >> all right, kerry sanders on the story down in texas for us. kerry, thank you very much. >> and the weekend forecast? >> really severe weather that's going to be firing up in the midsection of the country. one of the by-products of really all this warm air but behind it we're going to be looking at some heavier snow through the rockies. missouri to texas we're going to be seeing some strong storms firing up sunday. those storms shift into arkansas, louisiana, all the way down to houston. heavy rain will be involved, as well. and, in fact, we've got right
now 25 million people at risk for severe weather on saturday. damaging wind, hail, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rain, look at this from houston, texas up into little rock a bull's-eye of about three inches. locally we could be looking at 5 to 6 inches of rain and a very wide swath of one to two inches stretching from texas all the way in t good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. the sun is coming out in spots, but in others we have some rain. expect that to continue as we know through the morning and some early afternoon. some rain passing by and cool and breezy and a high of 55 degrees in the east bay. 58 degrees in san francisco. the peninsula. and the north and south bay will see highs in the upper 50s and drying out heading into tomorrow, but more rain on sunday. >> get your weekend weather when
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willie, what can you tell us? >> i'm not sure the country can wait another week. bursting at the seams and still one week away and, yes, the force is truly awake. jedi fans rejoice. we've nearly reached that galaxy far, far away. in just one week "star wars" super fans finally will get to catch up with the heroes of the original trilogy, luke, leia, han solo and chewie for the first time in 32 years, joined by new characters destined to become iconic to a new generation of fans. >> i don't know your name. >> benin, what's yours? >> amrie. >> the episode 7 excitement is reaching empire-sized proportions with fans camping
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>> yes, we are home. you still have time to binge watch the earlier films ahead of the opening if you haven't seen them. a lot of debate how to do that, released chronologically, it was that way or in episode order with the prequels first? >> old ones first. >> old ones first. >> but that goes out of line with the story. >> don't worry about the new first three, don't worry about it. >> watch the ones from the '70s and '80s, don't worry about the latest. >> because you need perfective. >> no, you don't. >> you don't. >> it's better to forget that that happened and just -- >> see what happens when we're too into pop culture? >> "porky's 1" or "porky's 2." >> i didn't see that one coming. >> matt just goes through the whole story, so is chewbacca good? >> we're going to seat movie
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from san francisc good morning. it's 7:56. i'm kris sanchez. take a live look at san francisco and the skies across the bay. right now getting a chance to dry out the latest rountd of storms. but that, friends, is the sound of hail falling overnight in the east bay. orinda, specifically, sent in by who else? our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri who was awake to see it all. thunder and lightning also came with this latest storm. this is a lightning strike in martinez, which also saw its share of rain overnight. and the sierra this morning getting a healthy dose of fresh snow. in some places already adding up to an additional two feet and that's with another big storm expected to roll in over the weekend. i suspect some folks will want to play from hooky from rook today, kari. >> especially when you see shots like this. the sun is out and we have this
beautiful rainbow right over downtown. so, you rush out the window and you can see that now. as this line of showers approaches. roads are wet as people head out the door for the morning commute and a cool day with highs only reaching into the mid up toer 50s. let's see how the roads are moving now with mike. >> kari, folks rush to see the rain, but not rush on the roadway. you still have slick conditions. fremont camera and tail end of that storm coming through that kari showed you. not a lot of traffic, it's friday and san bristol things are moving prit well right now with that lighter volume throughout the day. slowing through oakland, as well. all these roadways where you'll see the green highlighting. slicker conditions continue so lower the speeds because tougher to stop. take a look at oakland tomorrow and past the coliseum and we see the little sunlight coming through after later rain and a slow drive towards high street. >> do be careful out there. we will have more local news for you if you're sticking around. we'll see you back here in half an hour.
♪ it's 8:00 on "today," and coming up, clear and present danger? this picture of a christmas tree stacked with gifts sets off a huge debate when it comes to the holidays, how much is too much? plus, 'tis the season for holiday parties, so want to dress up without breaking the bank? we'll show you how. and best friend battle. what amy schumer's now saying about her friendly golden globe showdown with bff jennifer lawrence. today, friday, december 11th, 2015. ♪ >> from the 904 in jacksonville
to the 212 in new york, happy holidays! >> from fort worth, texas. >> from maryland. >> living stone, tennessee. go, hawk wise! >> best friends from alabama, whoo! >> we're back now at 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 11th day of december, 2015. we have got one of these like early fall days here in new york in new york city right on the plaza. it's like 50-something degrees, it's unbelievable. what about this crowd? >> it's huge. not only is it big. it's loud. i don't even know what you just said. >> take a look. we're on 49th street here. al, where are you? >> down here on 48th street. -- in the other corner. this is unbelievable -- >> and it is -- >> packed. probably about, i don't know eight people deep throughout the
entire plaza. >> this is amazing! i love this crowd. everyone -- spirit. which makes me want to lead a plaza -- you know. >> by the way, look at you in a dress outside. >> i know, it's so gorgeous. >> on december 11th. >> exactly it's beautiful. >> i wonder if that's why people are here. because the weather is great. >> it's nice. >> exactly. >> willard scott -- >> a great one. a legend. an institution here at "today." coming up we've got a big announcement about our very good friend. >> that's right. and first, though, we're going to get a check of the top stories of the morning, tamron is in for natalie this morning. take it away. >> good morning, everyone. donald trump is finding out how americans feel about his proposal to bar muslims from entering the country. and, he's facing new criticism from a key rival. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is in washington. peter, good morning.
>> tamron, good morning. it's increasingly clear that donald trump's strongest challenger may be ted cruz. cruz just picked up a coveted endorsement in iowa from that state's tonight lange evangelic power broker. cruz questioned trump and ben carson's readiness to serve. >> who am i comfortable having their finger on the button? now that's a question of strength, but it's also a question of judgment. and i think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of you. >> now it looks like trump may be itching for a fight. he just tweeted cruz shouldn't make statements behind closed doors, he should bring them out in the open. more fun that way. as for trump's controversial proposed muslim ban. look at this. our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, it shows nearly six in ten americans oppose trump's proposal. but republicans are divided, 42% in favor, 36% against. now trump's rivals are hesitant to say whether they would support him as nominee.
tamron? >> all right, peter, thank you very much. the fbi is searching a lake three miles from the scene of the san bernardino terrorist attack where they believe the shooters may have dumbed evidence. they're also pressing for more information from enrique marquez. that's the friend of gunman syed farook who originally purchased the assault rifles used in the massacre. officials say marquez went on a drinking binge after the shootings, and thank you feels remorse. a medevac chopper crew and their patient were killed overnight when the helicopter crashed in a field near bakersfield, california. there was fog and rain in the area at the time. although the cause of the crash is still under investigation. officials say the pilot, nurse, and paramedic on board, were a safe and experienced team. protesters tied up downtown chicago traffic during the thursday night rush. they demanded the resignation of mayor rahm emanuel a day after he publicly apologized for the 2014 police shooting of a black
teenager, laquan mcdonald. critics accuse emanuel and the state's attorney of covering up alleged police misconduct, at one point demonstrators staged a so-called die-in by lying down in the street. the search for the brother of tv reality star kristin cavallari has ended. livy was found dead thursday in southern utah nearly two weeks after his car was discovered there with its air bag deployed. officials say there was no sign of foul play. cavallari had been arrested last month for allegedly making threats against a woman he knew. kristin cavallari issued a statement thanking fans for their support and asking for privacy. more than a million bottles of sweet leaf ice tea are being recalled because the company says they could contain glassing fromments. it has received four complaints about glass but no word on any injuries. the recall covers six different flavors of sweet leaf in six-ounce glass bottles. plastic bottles are not affected
by this. and in this season of "the nutcracker" a california ballet company found a novel way to kill time at airport. look, during a five-hour layover in denver, members of the state street ballet struck ballet poses on the moving walkway the hello, travelers. enjoyed the graceful visit. >> wow. >> and youtube viewers had a time with it, clicking on this video now. wow. >> seen more than 3 million times. can you do that, matt and savannah? >> no. i like the passengers that aren't even looking. just walking by. >> tamron, thank you. >> thank you. with santa claus coming to town, soon your child's holiday wish list can seem endless. >> it's a approximate okay. you want them to be happy, but when it comes to gifts, how much is too much? hoda is here with more on that. >> oh, this is a biggie. there's a lot of debate raging online after this one. a woman shared a photo. presents under her family's tree. take a look. >> gift-giving gone overboard? this picture going vifrmt
gesture of a loving parent or portrait of excess debate on social media? some called it materialistic or disgusting. gifts designed for, quote, spoiled brats, putting mom on defensive saying you can buy your children two presents or 200, but it is the way you bring them up. others love the gesture calling it blessed saying you're the mom that every child wishes for. >> it's not for us to judge what's normal for another family. this is clearly their tradition. >> it's not all that unique. restraint is not in season during the holidays. a recent survey says americans are expected to spend $630 billion this year. that's about $800 per person. while another person found nearly 1 in 3 americans takes three months to pay off their holiday purchases. it's easy to get caught up in the spirit of giving. >> number of gifts, i feel like we usually get around 20 and
that's always a good amount. >> for christmas it's nice to have a lot of presents. >> if i see anything more than really ten gifts, it's like, objection you spent a lot of money, and you know what i mean, at beginning of the year we're going to start broke. >> experts say it's all about managing expectations. >> i think you tell your own kids that's how they do christmas, here's how we do christm christmas. give kids credit for being excited what are happens in their own household. >> as many families celebration their traditions most agree the great gift of all is time spent together. >> she says she's got three children and each kid gets 15 gifts. you wonder if they will remember them. what gifts do you remember? 58 kids? >> the motorrific. >> hot wheels. >> big wheels. >> baby alive. >> baby alive. >> remember baby alive? >> i wanted a trumpet. sounds we are. it was plastic. and i remember i was looking for it because i knew it was oddly
shamptd i found it. here's what people online had to say about this. how many gifts is enough? we took a poll. 46% went with seven or more. >> wow. >> 35% said four to six and 19 boston said one to three. >> wow. >> i mean. >> it's very personal. what you do at christmas in our family growing up, christmas was our thing and we went a little overboard but then the rest of the year we were not a present-giving family necessarily so it was like this is a very special time. >> and i think it is what it is. i give my nieces a sweater, maybe treat them to boots and those kind of things add up but things that they would use, not just a toy. >> but so many gift, you know what happens with kids, they rip one over, haven't even looked tat yet and rips the next one en. there's an impact. anyway, hoda, thank you very much. >> up next, an optical illusion that might blow your mind. you've never going to guess what's real on that table? >> and then is this real? the scoop on the massive new
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[ laughter ] ♪ [ male announcer ] for tim and richard smucker, giving a gift of their family's delicious jam always made the holidays just a little bit sweeter. we forgot to put our names on them! richard, i think they'll know who it's from. ♪ thank you boys. you're welcome. you're welcome. [ male announcer ] happy holidays from our family to yours. i love christmas! hey. we're back at 8:13. trending time. >> want to do this? >> doesn't the season give you such joy? >> puts me in a good mood, okay. how about this. this is a brand new wedding trend that came up in an online headline that caught our eye. it says engagement tattoos are the new diamond rings. check it out. couples flooding social media with some examples. some people this is just a cost
issue. diamond rings are expensivexpen. i think couples spend on average about $4,000 for diamond engagement rings. that back in 2012. that doesn't even count the cost of wedding bands. well, tattoos are more cost effective, that is, unless you add in the cost of the laser treatment to take off that name and that ring if things don't go well. >> going to a real dark place. >> you can take a ring off, but a tattoo is a different story. >> my brother and his wife have the tattoos, and my cousin and her husband have the tattoos. >> i think they are really pretty, but i must say, not very practical. >> like that never happens. >> you are right. >> you sound so surprised that that might be a paint. >> as much as it pains me to say. >> you still have a design. nobody knows what it is. >> you have a matching design with somebody else. >> the design is in the form of a band. >> you can cover this. i had an engagement and the
person put the date and something about me on their sglarm what did he say? >> i'm not telling you what he said. i hope he's covered it >> life goes on. >> we're so mean. >> really. >> dark natalie. >> i know. >> natalie. this is a good time to change subjects. mind games. i think that's a good thing to do this morning. look at this image. we'll put it on the screen. obviously this looks like a bunch of boring objects on a table. is it? hold on. look at the red solo cup. it's a flat piece of paper. now the camera >> that is cool. >> dylan's rubic cube. >> you know what this is called? beside as super good time. an amorphic illusion. >> very cool.
you have vert igo, you might want to hold on to this one. this video shows a stunt cyclist throwing caution to the wind and riding the rooftops in spain. this guy is danny mckaskel. he straps on a go pro and captures the action from every death defying angle. he spent weeks looking for the perfect location to shoot this. he liked this location because of the beautiful architecture and the colors. right up -- >> look at the corner thing. looks like an optical illusion. >> you try to do it on the white line on the road. it doesn't work. >> look at this guy. >> amazing. beautiful footage, by the way. did you say where it was? >> in spain. >> did you make that up? >> no. >> now amy, who is doing pop
start. >> i'll take this. we're going to start off by sending best wishes to ed here isen. he is having surgery t fix a damaged ear drum. the injury happened after he jumped off of a boat while vacationing in spain early year this year. that is in spain. he landed wrong in the water and ended up busting his ear drum. he will take a break to recover. wonder how that affects singing. speedy recovery after that. >> next to amy schumer. you guys talked to her on thursday, minutes after she learned of her golden globe nomination for train wreck. the category best performance by an actress in a musical or comedy. guess who else is in that category, jennifer lawrence so amy was asked about the competition. >> i just want to know since you are in the same category is the friendship going to be able to survive? >> no. the friendship, over, i blocked
her number. it's over. >> amy obviously kidding. we hope. on instagram she posted this photo with general ter saying congrats to my other sis. interesting to see how that plays out. a pair of stars are sporting new ink. justin bieber showed off a set of angel wings on the back of his neck. he captioned one photo, new tattoo. then ben affleck on the set of his new movie the photographers got a shot of his back tattoo, the massive art work covers his entire back and shows a multi-colored phoenix rising. we reached out to ben to confirm that it is real, so far no comment but sources tell e news it is real and it's not for a movie. i don't know. >> ladies, what do you think? what do you think of bieber's or that one? >> i don't like when it goes up the neck. a little too much. >> telling the truth? >> personally, i'm not a fan of that neck tattoo.
what if you go on a job interview. impossible to hide. >> i think he's all right. >> for an accounting job. >> what everyone's parent would say. >> a marketing job. >> i think bieber's is hot. i think ben's is really big. >> we'll see if ben's comes up. finally to will ferrell. among many other things the star of the christmas classic elf. and will does it well. yes. thank you for correcting that. when he hits to the streets one lady got so nervous she froze. >> who is the best in the movie "elf"? >> i guess -- the elf. >> who is the elf? >> what's his name? what's his real name? >> i'm right here! >> spreading christmas cheer in
a way only he knows how. that's your pop start. >> dylan, thank you so much. al u got a check of the weather. >> cannot get enough of billy. i cannot get enough -- i don't think anybody can all of this warmth. talking record high temperatures. jet stream wa jet stream up to the north. ice slip, fort smith, lincoln, nebraska, then saturday, cleveland will probably set a record. cleveland, jackson, memphis, tennessee, even st. louis. and sunday, new york city may set a second day record. we're looking at cleveland, green bay, atlanta and elkins, the heat continues into early next week. it's cool in the bay area. we're getting some much needed rain. still tracking a few showers moving just south of san jose and to the south county and anywhere else we are seeing clearing skies and temperatures
in the low to mid 40s. as we go into the day, it will only reach into the 50s for an afternoon high. a few scattered showers. we will have more chances of rain through early afternoon. >> that's your late weather. >> thanks very much, al. this morning we're wrapping up our series "the women of silicon valley". >> and natalie talks to a rising star interested in making community important game. >> actually grew up in a great town outside of boston on 'street where everyone knew each other. >> that memory is the inspiration behind next door, the company co-founded in 2010 and what some industry insiders are calling the next big thing. >> what's happened in the last 30, 40 years is people have lost touch with their community. >> yeah. >> and we're trying to bring some of that back with next boor. >> the new england native who played competitive lacrosse in
college is now playing what she calls the ultimate team sport. >> you learn how to set goals, how to overcome adversity and how to be resilient, and that has obviously served me well in terms of building a company where you're faced with adversity every single day. >> a tech veteran leary grew up in silicon valley. >> i certainly remember the days of sitting in a room where i was typically the only woman in a meeting, and you might be looking around and saying, well, that allows you to stand out, but sometimes it would make you think should i be here? do i belong? >> have you faced any roadblocks in your career along the way as a woman? >> i feel like i've been in a unique position where i've been able to surround myself with people who have supported my ambitions and my desire to build a great company. >> in four years nextdoor has gone from 176 neighborhoods to 83,000 in the united states. >> when my husband and i moved here to the bay area, we didn't
know anybody in san francisco. >> linda hawkins connected through nextdoor. >> very important in bringing people together. >> and a daily necessity for people like david and elizabeth wood. >> like an ice breaker almost for meeting people in the neighborhood. you can get referrals for babysitters or contractors or anything. >> i posted a request and five or ten minute i got responses. a neighbor who didn't know, come to my house, i'll leave the dolly in my driveway and i came and picked it up. an amazing experience. >> leary sits side by side with her team encouraging them to take on the hard job and be someone she can depend on, inspiration she learned from her grandmother, an entrepreneur in the 1930s. >> she was someone who i saw every single day doing an amazing job of building a great company, and i saw how people respected her, and that was something that really shaped me, and i just knew from the earliest ages that women could do it. >> why do you think it is
important to have female leaders? >> you know, if you can see it, you can be it and if you can see someone who has already blazed the trail, then you can have a little bit more confidence that you can do it. >> i think up the great things about this series so far this week it proves we're all slackers. >> at this table. >> those people come up with such simple it seems but great ideas. >> i love the entrepreneurial spirit. i hope it's inspiring for people. >> me, too. really cool. >> tamron, let's send it over to you. what are you up to in. >> coming up, your hassle-free holiday check list, where to find last-minute travel deals and how to dress, look at my
good morning. it's 8:26. i'm kris sanchez. investigators trying to sort out what led up to a deadly head-on crash in san jose. of it happened a little before midnight right near kirk avenue. one car had four people inside. two of them died. the chp says the other two passengers left the scene. however, officers later found each of them at several hospitals. the driver of the other vehicle, a pickup truck suffered serious injuries. investigators say it does not look like wet roads were a factor. they are trying to determine whether the driver who died was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. we will look at weather and traffic. let's start with mike. >> we are looking over here toward the remnants of rain having traveled through the
area. now slicker conditions. the backup for north 101. we are looking at the map. it's up to 880 where the see the slow. there was a crash there that has cleared. we have recovery. the green highlights around the bay, that indicates the weather still having traveled through there and anywhere south of the san mateo bridge with wet roadways. watch the transitions. we see super and hope. an easier commute at the bay bridge toll plaza. >> more local news in a half hour and your weather forecast in a few minutes.
>> we've got the minions. did we see them there? >> and those are ewoks, matt. >> the lord of the dance is here michael flatly and the minions. >> look at "the lord of the rings" and someone is reminding him of text mail, the sign over there. >> and the minions is out and it's on blu-ray and hd. >> and you're going to get for that one. >> coming up, if you just decide decided you want to take a holiday getaway we'll show you ways to very much your money so your wallet gets a little bit of a break. >> i can't stop laughing at you. and we're helping you get dolled up for your holiday party with the secrets to tie the perfect scarf and full disclosure. i think i've googled how to tie
a scarf a dozen times. >> i have to learn how to tie a tie because my husband can't understand the directions. >> i can if i watch the video. >> cool. >> the we want to tell you we've got some very big news to share from our friend will yard scott to. that in a second, but first al, a check of the weather. >> all righty. very impressive. your weekend outlook. here we go. saturday, looking at sunshine the eastern third of the country and big snow moving into the cascades and the sierras and rockies and now we look at sunday, sunday, sunday. we're looking at a warm day in the eastern third of the u.s. and really into the ohio river valley. going to be wet and heavy thunderstorms down through the lower gulf and look for the snows to expand out west and we're looking at icy conditions in the central plains. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have had a couple of rounds of rain this morning. there are still showers offshore
that will move in, especially to the south bay as we go into the next few minutes. as we go into the day though, some off and on rain, times of sunshine and chilly temperatures with breezy winds. a high of 57 in san jose and foster city. 56 in santa rosa. oakland, 57. welcome, 57 in dublin. heading into a dry day tomorrow. >> one, two, three, four. >>. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. >> one more time, lovely, lovely, lovely. >> i did not see that coming. >> they are irish, al.
>> the this is what's on tap on broadway. "lord of the rings," "lord of the dance, dangerous games" and the creator is here, michael flatly. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> good to see you. with all your performances it is amazing that "lord of the dance" was never on broadway. been touring the world the last 20 years, all over the world. just sold out a big arena tour of europe. always dreamed of coming here to broadway and it's happy time. just love broadway. >> new york city celebrating naming part of 42nd street michael flatly way. that's got to be a pretty great thrill. >> such an honor. my dear father passed away in march. this is for you, dad. love you, and he would have been so proud if he would have been here for that. >> you're on broadway for how long? >> here to the 3rd of january, and tickets are flying, and audiences are going crazy and we're blessed. >> then you're going on tour.
you're taking this on tour and after that is it true that you're retireing? >> yeah. it looks that way. got to make room for king james and fabulous fergo here and for them to take the lead. >> michael flatly, been an honor watching. you've been a good friend of the show and appreciate all that you've done. "lord of the dance, dangerous games" lyric theater here in new york city. merry christmas. >> great to see you. god bless. >> matt, back to you. >> want to see you do the shirt trick. >> not going to happen, thank you, al. more on the series hassle-free holiday and here with money-saving strategies is misty bell from the travel network virtuoso and good morning. happy holidays. >> thank you. >> not too late to get a good deal or availability? >> absolutely not toot late so go ahead and travel this holiday. >> you've got some great strategies that people can use, and you say the day you make your reservation when it comes to an airline really does
matter. >> the it absolutely matters. try to book your air on weekend mornings because that's when you'll find the best fares if. book on a sunday morning versus friday morning save up to 13%. >> and people should think about this by now that you've got to be flexible about the days you fly. >> most certainly. kind of change the way you by it your weekend and right now if you fly out early saturday morning and return early on tuesday morning you've got to get great fares? >> by the way, another thing to do and i've got friends who do this all the time. a lot of people don't like the way this sounds but fly on the actual holiday as opposed to getting there early. go on the day that everybody else is already there. >> exactly, exactly. >> find much better fares if you travel on christmas and new years and travel in the morning or evening because that will still be better than flying today. >> if you're booking for several people in your group or your family do this using multiple transactions. why is that important? >> so what you want to do is buy tickets. if you're buying for a family,
four, five seats or so, book them separately because what happens is you're going to go online and you're going see this great fare but that's all inventory-controlled so if you're trying to book four, five, six seats you'll be pushed up into the higher rate category. buy them individually you'll get at least some of the seats if not all of them at this lower fare, and if you're savvy enough you can to that on your own but if you work with a travel adviser who has direct access into the airline's distribution system, they can book those for you individually and link them together and save you hundreds, maybe thousands. >> let's go on to hotels and this sounds counterintuitive. pay extra for a club floor. >> yes. look for hotels that cater to business travelers. you may pay $50 more to stay on the club floor but you'll get complementary breakfast, snacks and beverages throughout the day and you'll really recoup that, especially for the family. >> there are extra night free deals. >> a lot of hotels are offering third and fourth nights free so they are not publishing or advertising so if you're staying
for multiple nice, go ahead and ask for it. >> if you're choosing a destination important to do the math. >> might get a good deal on travel or the hotel but what will it cost you once you get there. >> look at entire trip, look at transportation and costs and look at food and activities and budget from that standpoint. >> good ideas. misty bell, always nice to see you. >> thank you so much. >> happy holidays to you. >> thank you. just ahead, the knotty list, just before the holidays we're teaching you
we're back at 8:40. when it comes to fashion it's not only about what you wear and how you wear it. >> that's right. >> before your next holiday celebration we'll show you how to master the art of tying. let us start with dan trepanier, creative director of articles of style. dan, good morning. good to see you. >> thanks for having me, guys. >> when it comes to ties, you have to really take into
consideration the thickness and texture of the tie, don't you? >> right, right. you want them not to be in proportion with the overall size so if you're a larger guy you want a wider tie and thicker fabric as well. >> we'll show you a couple of different knots and very traditional. one is called the foreign hand. i'm going to try that. tell me why people like this knot. >> i'll walk you through it. simplest knot. easy to wear and most guys are wearing, it over the front like that. i know you wear this every day. >> right. >> and then you're going behind and lay it flat and leave a little space when you cross over. that will create the front of the knot. behind and over and down through the loop you created there. >> does the shirt collar have anything to do with the kind of tie. >> if you're wearing a larger tie, want a more spread collar. shirt lapels and the tie all in proportion, and it looks like that. >> al, you going to try a different knot. >> this one is trick yes, windsor knot, similar to that
but an extra couple of steps, wide side over narrow side and up this way, just like that. >> and then over there, there you go, and speak is behind this piece, first part of your triangle that's the base of the knot and over this way. >> this is more complicated. >> a little more complicated. >> james bond, by the way, never trusted a guy in a windsor not. >> i don't blame him. >> what about half one? >> you're getting somewhere. >> that's your pace and it will make the knot thicker and bigger, make a loop. >> and this worked out pretty nicely. >> look at that. >> and when you're done, it looks something like -- >> don't try this at home. >> i don't feel so bad. >> guys, good rehearsal. >> very nice, guys. >> okay. we're going to do the scarves. we've got three kinds. >> take it length-wise and then
you're going to halve is length-wise. >> okay, okay. you mockett guys. >> karma. and then you have it again length-wise. keep your hand through the loop and pop is over your neck. take one. loose ends, does it matter top or bottom. >> and pop it through the loop. >> i'm doing, it i'm good, i'm good. >> i see the loop. >> and then the second tie you tie through this way. >> over and understand. >> i may not be able to read after this. >> it's very functional. >> this is cute. >> it only takes a mirror.
perfect. >> great. >> tamron. we are going to do the western shawl so you're taking your oblong scarf and making it into a square. >> got it the. >> and then make it into a triangle. there you go. okay. then you've got this almost peaked triangle there. doesn't matter if it's not even and throw over the shoulders almost like a blanket and tie the two ends in a knot in the back. it's cute and a unique way of doing it. this one i like for an evening and wear it in a lightweight scarf. >> what if you're eating. >> perfect for lobster and ribs. >> okay. >> you said mine is very easy. this is the most fashion forward one i would say. halving it length-wise. you don't even.
let's leave it wide because then you can make almost like a jacket out of it. over the shoulder, something we're seeing a lot on the runways. >> okay. >> thin scarf, thick scarf. perfect in the weather. >> belt it to bring your waist in. >> belt on backwards, sorry. >> there you go. >> and then you wear it almost like a vest. >> really cute. >> we got one right. >> thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> that's great. by the way, this segment didn't help you, and it probably didn't, there are step-by-step directions online. just if to today.com. how to get your kids involved in all the sports you love.
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friday morning. it's 8:47. good time for our special sires with the nfl "together we make football." willie, what's cooking this week? >> well, still reeling from your knotted tie. i'm going to change the subject. over the course of the season we asked for stories from our viewers. this week we have the second our five finalists vying for a trip to super bowl 50. it's the story of a new jersey man using football to reach kids on the fringes of athletics and to get closer to his own son. >> it's hard to put into words what keeps him going. at end of the day, like nobody leaves feeling as if they didn't accomplish something and that's something that has gone away from sports. ed with the pressure of travel teams and rejection of the kids that can't really play, we're like the last line of defense when it comes to reaching someone who is not athletically gifted. >> i feel like i am making a
difference. >> felix agosta, a retired air force master sergeant is making a difference by giving kids a chance to shine. >> a couple years ago i started an nfl flag football program that specifically would cater to kids in the inner city. it just kind of took off from there. >> come on, green. let's go. >> about 80% of the kids in our flag football program are latt nose. we're creating a whole new generation of football fans in the latino community. >> rush the quarterback. >> it's something that i wanted to do for the kids. >> this league doesn't care about winning or losing. they care about growth and development of the children. >> my son. he's 8. a lot of other coaches never wanted to play him because they was either they would say too slow or a beginner in their terms and he actually brung out something that no one has seen before.
>> instead of taking kids who know sports and all that, he takes kids who don't know sports and he encourages them that way. >> i have a son and i refer to him a lot as a miracle baby. he was born at 24 weeks and had a breathing tube and kept pulling the breathing tube out and they finally said he's telling us something and he started breathing on his own and they said that's symbolic of what kind of kid this would be, a kid that would overcome all these obstacles. >> felix junior's passion is photography and his eye for football has brought him and his father closer together. >> this is kind of the base for our relationship, you know. kind of started a new age of understanding with each other. >> if he didn't have this league, i don't know if they would be as close as they are right now. >> i'm definitely proud of him, you know, like seeing how he makes a difference in people's lives. >> hall of famer anthony munoz and his son also run football camps that make a difference in kids' lives.
>> we want these young men and women to leave this camp learning a lot of football, but we want them talking about the character values that they learn. >> they are the perfect duo to honor felix and his son. >> wow, these are some great shots here. i love this. >> wow. >> felix, anthony munoz. >> this is my son michael. good to see you. >> nice to meet you. >> we were inspired by your story. you're a finalist with the chance to go to super bowl 50. congratulations, felix. >> i don't even know what to say. thank you very much. that's awesome. >> it happens to other people, but you never really think it's going to happen to you. >> that's a cool movement one rule of felix' football league is no dropping off. by that he means he asks parents to stay and to be involved, and now moms and dads have become an integral part of the league. i love this idea because sports
have become so competitive. they can be discouraging if you're not one of the stars on the travel team. this the kind of makes the umbrella bigger for all kids. >> and so much to get out of sports. >> how many super bowl tickets you got to give away? the. >> we've got three more amazing stories to go. >> awesome. >> thank you so much. a reminder, watch the houston texans take on trade and the patriots sunday night on nbc. up next, the big news about our great friend willard scott. we've been promising that all day long. we'll get to it, but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
it's's thank you, willard, is brought to you by smucker's. thanking will yard for 20 great years of friendship. >> and we are back on a friday morning with some by titterswee news. our beloved friend willard scott is retiring. >> we plan to honor his on tuesday, his official last day and today we look back at one of our favorite willard moments. >> mr. president, bless your heart. do we love you. >> i remember one of the happiest days of our lives, the inauguration parade. >> during the inaugural. >> 100,000 people on the parade route. >> he got barbara bush to come over and kiss him. >> i think people are so drawn
to willard that they want to be part of his orbit and that includes first ladies. >> i see his face and race over and give that face a kiss. >> how about that, i've been kissed by the best. >> and he said i didn't know you knew willard scott, and i said i don't know willard scott. i just love that face. >> i'll tell you, that's nicest kiss i've had in a long time and i appreciate that. >> the list is long of those willard scott have kissed over the years. >> barbara bush and willard were kind of made for each other, i'm not surprised that she gravitated towards him. >> barbara bush singled him out, a member of the first family chose to single out america's weatherman, and i remember smiling from ear to ear for willard at that moment. >> we love that man. >> we do. >> and we're going to honor willard and say a big thank you to him next tuesday morning right here on "today." >> looking forward to that.
going to be so fun to look at some of that old footage and reminisce, and willard is like the inspiration of your life. >> he's like my second dad, really, is and he was in the control room in weese et morning this show first went on the air as a page. >> that's amazing. >> we can't wait to do that. a lot coming up next hour. >> that's right. >> the we're making bacon waffles. >> sticki'm ... ==topvo== the f a suspect shot and killed last week by san good morning on a rain wrie friday. it's 8:56. i'm sam brock. the family of a suspect shot and killed by san francisco police plan to file a federal lawsuit later today. officers shot and killed mario woods after they say he refused to drop a knife he had just used to stab someone. the family attorney says he will reveal new evidence this morning showing how woods was only trying to walk away when police surrounded him. happening later today, the warriors shooting for 24-0.
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this morning on "today's take" "the force" frenzy. "star wars" fans already lining up as buzz fills for the biggest movie of the year. and then the singing sensation who has had quite a week. charlie puth. and al is in the kitchen cooking up, what else? bacon. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a friday morning, december 11th, 2015. markings you can feet holidays out there on the plaza right now. a great crowd outside and inside. i'll willie along with al tamron
and natalie is off. >> and your morning jam. >> "bring it back" with shy carter ft. aleon craft. >> how do you know this? >> i have a 17-year-old daughter. >> kiss one. >> you don't do any of this or that. >> it's this. >> that's it. >> that's a good move toe watch on the weekend. >> while you're watching up on "star wars" which we'll talk about later. >> speaking of movies, one week to go until "star wars," and people have been counting down the days for months and year, let's be honest. the premiere next friday. the latest trailer got fans in a frenzy. they are getting reading into little snippets of scenes that they are seeing and big plot lines. that not in the trailer. that our effect from "millennium falcon" and fans camping out at imax in los angeles and tcl, started camping out for the movie and the merchandising, if you watch tv. >> amazing. >> come off the live program and for the next three minutes
everything has a tie-in in "star wars." >> i saw a tie-in with kay jewellers. >> yes. >> i saw that, too. >> wow! >> campbell's soup has an r2-d2 can. >> christmas sweaters and waffle makers. >> love that. >> coffee creamer. >> and a toaster. >> and there's the creamer. >> that's my favorite. >> does it make that sound? >> and the darth vader? >> i don't think i've ever have coffee mate but i think i'll buy some. >> does the coffee make that sound when you lift the lid? >> i think we add that had. >> how about salt and pepper shakers. >> of course. >> and even a bracelet. >> right there. >> that's the kay jewellers, charm bracelet. incredible. >> may the force be with you. >> oh, come on. >> you're going to spend weekend watching all six of the previous movies and the question is what order do you watch them in and how do you do it? >> i don't think you need to watch the new first three, i don't think you do. i think you go four, five six. if you have to choose one, it would be five. >> five.
>> yes. >> yes, yes. >> just -- you've got to the watch all three of those. >> but if you only had two and a half hours, i think that's right. >> you don't -- you don't go all in. >> i bet you if you go online somebody has taken a mash-up and condensed a bunch of them. >> if they have they will be genius. >> we're all going to see it together. >> savannah wants to dress in costume and i want to dress in koss two. natalie will be on board but you guys -- >> who are you going to be? >> princess leia. i'll get my cinnamon buns. >> you should actually go as chewie. >> during the first rokerthon you were wearing a wunsie pajama thing that was reminiscent of chewbacca. >> i'm not that hairy. >> you had hair -- >> i'm not telling you to come knocked where you have to have a depill try all over. >> no girl wants to hear you should go as chewbacca.
that stash you got. not enough female characters? >> i'm just saying. >> did i not have to go to peppermint patty. >> i don't want you doing the obvious. go against type. >> i was going to mix it up but putting actual sin abon. >> we'll have three different leia. >> black barbie, stripper barbie. >> wow. >> if that got bonus enough. >> if that didn't scare you with your children enough. >> end of the year means a lot of people crossing their fingers for the holiday bonus and one texas company, about 1,400 employ etz. each of the employees are getting $100,000. >> the how is that possible? >> regardless of their position. >> the company is called hill corps oil and natural gas. their own personal santa, their
boss, jeff hillebrand is rewarding his employees if they reach the company's goal. he's been on "fortune's" mag's best company to work for for several kreerts. >> should. >> in 2010 each employer is asked to choose between a $50,000 car or $35,000 in cash for meeting a five-year goal. >> would you take the car or the cash? >> cash. >> you can always buy the car. >> i'm sending in my resume to this company on linkedin. >> based in texas? >> i'm a texan. already got a home. >> my math is not great but that's $1.4 million he's giving back to his employees, very cool. >> that's impressive. >> i bet there's a very low turnover rate there. >> you'd have to drag me out. please, mister, don't make me leave. something that caught our eye that will certainly warm your heart. we know lots of kids making their wish list this holiday season, but one girl in particular got what she wanted while spreading a little cheer back to all of us, and you after you see this video. her name is sapphire terry, just
8 years old, and she shaved her christmas wish on facebook with the help of her aunt liz dotler. she's gone through so much. she asked for so little n.2013 sapphire was the victim of a house fire. she lost her father and her three siblings and suffered burns on her body. her goal was to collect enough holiday cards to fill a tree card holder that her aunt picked up at a thrift store. more than 20,000 people have shared this facebook post and this week sapphire received the surprise of a lifetime. now she has more than enough cards to fill her little tree and then some. people all sent her teddy bears and homemade jewelry and personalized crist mats ornaments, books and what every princess needs because sapphire you are princess, a good tiara. >> you're getting me a little bit. >> wow. >> awesome story. >> it's perspective which we always talk about and you both are parents and obviously i have the children in my life and it's
perspective. we saw a story earlier war mom, i think 85 presents per child. >> spent $2,300. >> and that was her choice and not in the judgment. >> but a lot of people turned against her online. >> a lot of people, but it is a reminder it's not just about -- which we like nice gifts, you, too, but it is obviously -- >> want gifts from youtube? >> you, too. >> a chewbacca costume. >> you can send a goist your favorite sinatra person, a big birthday this weekend. december 12th, marking the 100th anniversary of frank sinatra's birth. old blue eyes himself considered one of the world's great entertainers. your favorite sflat song was -- >> you talk about a difficult question. i went with "that's life." >> i understand it's a cover and has a bluesy song i.love this song. i electronic organ in the background. >> and he owns it. he owns it. >> mine, because i'm a kid at
heart "you make me feel so youj." >> the that's a great one. >> and the back story was supposed to be about mia farrow has the lightness and the feeling when you're first in love and someone is making you float on air. >> oh, wow. >> your song. >> i like "my way." >> the first time i heard senate raft. he was on the pop charts and, you know, this song -- >> i love this song. >> this song makes me cry every time. this is one of those red wines, you start thinking about life, did i really do it my way. >> wow. >> i'm divulging a lot. >> the my gosh. >> throw it into the mix, there's a version of "my way" sinatra and pavarotti. >> what do you think was the magic of sinatra, beyond the voice? >> the phrasing, no other singer who could phrase a song the way
sinatra could. >> and the cool. it's the tuxedo tie undone at end of the night and the cocktail in his hand. >> original king of all media, radio, television, recordings, he did it all. >> and it was more about the music. he's taking stances on civil rights. >> yeah. >> and he's just -- you know, how they say they don't make people like that anymore. homefully they do, but, man. >> the rat pack. >> he broke some kind of mold. >> got that the right. toots. >> sinatra. >> it sounds like sinatra from brooklyn. >> hoboken. >> that's in jersey. that's like a road trip to hoboken. >> very close. ♪ ♪ if not himself then he has not ♪ >> sing, it al senate are a. ♪ he truly feels ♪ and not the words of the one
who lived ♪ ♪ the record shows i took the blows ♪ ♪ and did it my way >> that's what's going on around the good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're getting a little bit of clearing now and we will have a few more showers passing by as we go through the rest of the morning. but not a whole lot happening at will this point and the sun is coming out. it's still cool out there. we'll only have highs in the hid to upper 50s today. just keep the umbrella handy just in case. in san francisco, we're up to 58. in brentwood, 62. oakland, 57. napa, looking at 59. and also 59 in livermore. >> that's the late weather. speaking of my way, one ever my
idols, my mentor, mr. willard scott who graced this program for 35 years, 65 years in total at the "today" show, is finally retiring. i hate to say those words. this coming tuesday, on december 12th, and i shouldn't say -- december 15th, and we are going to miss him and we'll have a whole big sendoff for him, and the try to put his career in perspective. talk about a guy who it it all, real de. >> one of those guys, literally been a part of my life as far back as can i remember. been such a fixture in the american minds for so long. >> pop culture. >> and i've watched him through the tv. to hear someone who knows him talk about him with search reverance. >> beautiful. >> literally my second dad. after my dad passed he became my dad. love that man. i'll be with him on tuesday and we've got some great surprises. >> give him a great sendoff. coming up, the singer who wants to marvin gay and get on wants to marvin gay and get on and golden and
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spread the happy. what an amazing week and year it's been for syringe and songwriter charlie puth who burst on to the seen with a song "see you again" with wiz khalifa. >> it earned him three grammy nominations on monday and just yesterday he was also nominated for a golden globe. >> charty currently part of the jingle ball tour. his new album due out next month called "nine track mind." charlie, good to see you. >> let's talk about the drink. >> this is your go to. >> this is an excessive amount of hershey's chocolate mixed in with milk, very delicious. >> is that your secret weapon? who made this? >> did any of you all make it? >> one of our stage craft folks. >> the worst thing you can drink before you sing but i drink it anyway. >> names a little phlegmy.
>> sound like an old guy from brooklyn. >> charlie. >> not held you back obviously. you've been having a heck of a year, my friend. >> yeah. >> getting the golden globe nomination yesterday. what was that like? >> that one caught me completely off guard. first of all, when i was nominated, me and wiz were nominated for three grammys i thought it was just one and then i -- i got off the plane and they said it was three, and i -- i didn't have wi-fi on the plane so i thought something was wrong because i got like 100 text messages, urgent, urgent, like a bad picture or something ended up on the internet of me. >> we've got a little video. >> not the bad picture. >> got three grammy nominations. oh, my god. how insane. what? >> so you don't see it. you don't see it, but there were like 50 paparazzi who had just been screaming terrible things at me, because i wouldn't sign pictures because they are just
going to put them on ebay and sell hem. >> sure, exactly. >> it was like i just escaped the hecticness and got in the my little van and captured that little sgloemt cute. >> when you think about where you were 12 months ago and had you playing with us a couple months ago and you talked a little bit about like i can't believe in the space of one year where i've come. >> what was i doing? >> i was finishing marvin gay in my parent's house in my bed root finishing up the production of it on my laptop and getting ready to send it to the record label and be like, objection i think it's a spit shine on the record, almost done. >> and look where it's taken you? >> i signed my deal in january 2015, so it will be a year. >> that's amazing. >> crazy. >> parents can never change that root you know how kids move out and change it to a den. that is history when you wrote marvin gay. talk about "jingle ball." what do you do during the day?
>> i'm hopped up on milk chocolate. >> the i have to work off a little milk chocolate, do a little workout, a little gym, maybe a little singing like you were doing. >> "may way." >> phenomenal. >> it would be me singing. >> and then you're ready to bring it on tour. >> yeah, absolutely. >> and then we fish out the "jingle ball" days but this is the biggest one tonight in new york city. >> you've got the new album coming out. >> "nine track mind." >> what can people expect off of that? >> by a collaboration with selena gomez and it's just like all soulful pop record which i'm really happy about, all produce and written by me with the help of some great people. >> the meghan smooch at end. they had that ready to go? that's what we do here. >> social stauking you. that's what we have. >> that's good. >> go the to the ask you again about the kiss? >> what kiss? >> i don't remember that. >> wait. >> you're just friends? >> yeah. >> i don't remember that.
>> do you remember it lasting that long and being so powerful? >> we really -- you know, there's 19 performers. we're thinking -- meg and i are just friend and we're thinking how are we going to stand out amongst the justin biebers and everything and we ended up being the most talked about perform snans. >> did you see that kiss? it deserved to be. >> well played, young man, well played. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. good to see you. thanks so much. merry christmas >> merry christmas and happy holidays. >> thank you. coming up. what kim and kanye are doing with 1,000 pair of shoots that have the internet buzzing. details coming this is the one place we're not afraid to fail. some of these experiments may not work. but a few might shape the future. like turning algae into biofuel... ...new technology for capturing co2 emissions... ...and cars twice as efficient as the average car today.
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story of a young girl trying to donate 1,000 pairs of shoes to a charity that helped her during hurricane katrina. kim says i think i know the designer of shoe of the year award. kardashian joke tweeted kanye and would i like to donate the 1,000 shoes to soles for souls and they tracked down the girl and she was able to reach the goal of 1,000 shoes by christmas. classy, kim and can yes. awesome. looks like we're not only one giddy about the globes. lady gaga nominated for a golden globe for her role on "american horror story hotel" and not long after the announcement she tweeted an apology for her reaction saying i apologize to my neighbors. i'm still screaming in my apartment in new york. i'm nominated as an actress for a golden globe. what a dream. is this real in the first golden globe nod for the singer and we couldn't be happier for gaga.
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the second lasts all day. we give you your day back. what you do with it is up to you. from san francisco at the skies across the bay. good friday mornings. 9:26. i'm sam blocrock. a live look at san francisco. the skies clearing up for thousand. some places getting a chance to dry out from the latest round of storms. that's from last night, and it's the sound of hail that fell overnight in the east bay, specifically in orinda. for a time it completely covered up some of the streets. meantime lightning and thunder also accompanying this latest storm. here is a lightning strike in martinez which also saw a fair share of overnight rain. the sierra this morning getting a healthy dose of fresh snow, in some places all the way up to 2 feet, with another big storm expected to come in over the
weekend. investigators do not believe that weather factored into a deadly head-on crash overnight in san jose. one car had four people inside of it, two of the passengers died. the other two left the scene. officers later found them at separate hospitals getting treatment. the driver of the other truck, a pickup truck, suffered serious injuries. investigators are now trying to figure out if the driver who died was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. we want to find out exactly what the rest of the storm shapes out for the rest of the day, we'll check in with kari hall and mike on your traffic right after this.
good morning. i'm kari hall. we had rain earlier this morning, but now things are clearing out. just a couple spotty light showers. and all of that sunshine making it a little bit milder. we're still in the low 50s, but that's better than the low 40s we had earlier today. and highs today will only top out in the mid to upper 50s and
still a chance of rain as we go at least into the early afternoon hours. let's see how the roads are moving now with mike. >> moving well. slow for north 101. look at that, roads are drying out. so be careful, it may be slick. we'll show you there was a crash southbound side, a distraction, though. not bad. easy drive for the south bay and around the bay. slowing still north past the coliseum for the nimitz freeway. san rafael southbound, getting a little sunshine out there. >> thank you very much. that will do it for us. we'll be back in 25 minutes.
taking a look at headlines, a new problem is looming for president obama's affordable care act. congress is getting closer to an agreement that would delay the so-called cadillac tax provision for two years. that's the tax on expensive employer-sponsored health plans. it would generate an estimated $90 billion over ten years. it's scheduled to take effect in 2018. and more than a million bottles of sweet leaf ice tea are being recalled because the company says they could contain glass fragments. it has received four complaints about glass, but no word of any injuries. the recall covers six different flavors the sweat leaf in 16-ounce glass bottles. plastic bottles are not effective and the three largest u.s. airlines are now banning so-called hover board because of the potential fire danger from the lithium ion batteries that
power the devices. delta, american and united said thursday hoverboards will not be allowed in checked or carry-on luggage. jetblue airways have always prohibited them. the news comes on the heefls several recent incidents including one at a seattle-area mall in which a hoverboard burst into flames. and now to some stunning video first. it's important to note the cyclists that you're about to see is okay. now, this is surveillance video at a train crossing in poland. the 26-year-old cyclist ignored the crossing gate and blows right past it. he slams directly into a high-speed train and is sent tumbling through the air. a different angle shows the accident on the opposite side of the tracks. amazingly this man is okay. he was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. that is incredible to see that. we've been talking about that all morning let's get a check of something else we've been talking about, of course, the weather with al. >> thanks so much, tamron. let's look at your weekend outlook. here we go.
saturday, we've got sunshine and probably record-breaking temperatures up and down the east coast into the ohio river valley. wet weather in the mississippi vale and snow in the rockies, cascades, summit and also in the syria. looking at wet weather, windy weather and some dangerous weather as well. sunday, sunday, we are expecting more record-setting temperatures along the eastern third of the country. wet weather from the great lakes, gulf coast and severe weather could be happening down through the lower gulf coast. snowy out west and especially us a get into the plarns the cascades and the pacific skies are clearing as we take a break from the rain. and high surf warning in effect as we see those high waves and those swells may reach over 28 feet. and a couple of lingering showers, still rolling offshore. we will still have a chance of rain through early afternoon and highs today only in the mid to upper 50s. we're looking at 57 degrees in oakland and dublin, and in santa
rose, 56 degrees. keep the umbrella handy. we may still have some rain. and now to "today food." a few months ago dylan and i were in deep discussion about waffles. i mentioned my recipe and ever since -- says here she's been begging me. >> i've been hinting, how about that. >> what i call my stress-free bacon waffle? okay. >> people feel it's too difficult to make waffles, batter. >> quick question, do i need a waffle iron because that's the one thing i don't have. >> yes, you do. >> otherwise they are called pancakes. >> okay. >> i might be making some bacon pancakes but let's go. >> got milk and flour and baking powder and baking soda, bacon, of course, butter, eggs. my secret ingredient, malted milk powder.
>> which you never heard of before since i used to work in an ice cream shop. >> put two cups of flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder and you've also got the maltd milk powder. you'll whisk this all together. >> i'll help you out. >> please, please whisk. >> and this can store for a little while? in the fridge or freezer and keep it in air-tight containers and that's the beauty. >> now the bacon. when you're making a lot of bacon, i like to actually do it in the oven, so you line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. like out your bacon and put it the in. >> does the fat store on the tray. >> the fat will storm. i like to make this -- have the parchment paper over lap so you can take it out halfway and drain off the at. >> do we have any in the oven right now. i don't remember. let's check it out. >> i'll look in this one. >> no, there's no bacon in
there. >> it's already done. >> thankfully it's right there. >> okay. >> now you'll take three eggs. >> before you take the eggs want to whisk them with a little sugar because it aeirates them. >> can you use an electric mixer? >> can you but it won't help you. >> pour in milk, whole milk and the eggs and a stick of melted butter because it needs fat and then you'll whisk that up together. >> and then you come to the waffle iron and here's the part. >> this is the part i'm missing at home. >> the waffle iron. >> so critical. >> you put the waffle batter in. >> don't fill it up too high. >> or it will be like a volcano and put the bacon in. >> you close it up. it will bake and then voila.
>> is the bacon hidden inside the waffle. >> oh, wow. >> that's going to be hot. >> a little hot. >> and then we -- >> why did you have to do that? >> all right. >> i can't wait to try this. >> bacon waffle. >> i had to slow down so it wasn't down before you got down here. >> i'm on my second one. >> amazing. >> i'm try. >> i can't get it the in my mouth fast enough. >> you definitely neath need the waffle iron. >> it's hot. >> for this recipe and more go to today.com. our food club standout debbi traub. singer and songwriter. a little hot? >> the move it around and it will eventually cool off. >> are you all right? >> it's so good. she will realize how good it is once the third-degree burns settle in. the singer/songwriter who made ed sheeran cry. i wasn't expecting that.
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featured as one of "entertainment weekly's" hot new artists to hear now. ♪ don't want to get ahead of myself ♪ ♪ i think i just found a way >> his self-titled album has climbed to number one on the uk album chart. >> the here to say hello. >> and this fall he opened for one direction's arena tour in the uk and ireland. in the new year, he'll hit the road with vance joy with a u.s. tour and ready to take this country by storm. ♪ i wasn't expecting that >> jamie lawson, good morning, great to have you here. >> thanks very much. thanks for having me. >> i think you can tell by us tapping our toes instinctively how much that song came on and how much we love it and how much people love it. you're not an overnight sensation, at this the for a while and singing and songwriting for years. >> yeah. >> and your friend ed sheeran signed you to the label. how did that come together? >> well, he was drunk and he wanted to start up a record label and i went, yeah, sure,
i'll be on it. swatted a bit like that. i thought he was joking and turned out he wasn't. >> and the label is called gingerbread man records. >> i understand so far all the artists are gingers like yourself, like yourself and mr. sheeran. >> it's in the contract. >> yes. >> how do you keep that going? it's a tough standard to meet? >> i don't know where it's going to go next, no idea. >> now that you're sharing the stage with ed, that's got to be kind of a nice fill to this, to bring it all together. >> yeah, he's been incredibly important to what i do. he really does love that song and loves the other songs as well so he was kind -- i think like the album went to number one. i think he was more excited about it than i was. >> wow. >> it was crazy. >> but, yeah, he's been great, you know. >> speaking of crazy. when you look at video when you see all of the people the cell phones in the air by the thousands and to willie's point you've been working at this and now you're there. how do you describe it to
yourself? >> i don't know. you just kind of like say well done. >> i like that. >> for sticking in there and try to enjoy it as much as i can now. i get to do things like this which is amazing. >> jamesy is going to sing that hit "wasn't expecting that" after this short break. >> i love that. well done. padvil pm gives you the healingu at nsleep you need, it. helping you fall asleep and stay asleep so your body can heal as you rest.
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real country fresh taste from real ingredients. welcome to crock country. and that is where campbell's fresh-brewed soups. oh, i thought we were talking about babies. made for real, real life. mom! we're back with british singer/songwriter jamie laws on out with a self-titled album and right now he's singing his hit "wasn't expecting that." jamie. ♪ ♪ it was only a smile but my heart it went wild ♪ ♪ i wasn't expecting that
♪ just a dell cat kiss anyone could have missed ♪ ♪ i wasn't expecting that ♪ did i misread the sign ♪ your hand slipped into mine ♪ i wasn't expecting that ♪ you spent the night in my bed ♪ ♪ you woke up and you said ♪ well, i wasn't expecting that ♪ ♪ i thought love wasn't meant to last ♪ ♪ i thought you were just passing through ♪ ♪ if i ever get the nerve to ask ♪ ♪ what did i get right to deserve somebody like you ♪ ♪ i wasn't expecting that ♪ it was only a word
♪ it was a thing ♪ i wasn't expecting that ♪ it came without fear and eight months turned into a year ♪ and i wasn't expecting that ♪ ♪ i thought love wasn't meant to last ♪ ♪ honey, i just thought you were passing through ♪ ♪ if i ever get the nerve to ask ♪ ♪ what the did i get right to deserve somebody like you ♪ ♪ i wasn't expecting that ♪ isn't it strange how a life can be changed ♪ ♪ in the flicker of the sweetest
smile ♪ ♪ we were married in spring ♪ you know i wouldn't change a thing without that innocent kiss ♪ ♪ what a life i'd have missed ♪ if you had not took a chance on a little romance ♪ ♪ when i wasn't expecting that ♪ time doesn't take long, three kids up and gone ♪ ♪ i wasn't expecting that ♪ when the nurses they came, said it's come back again ♪ ♪ i wasn't expecting that ♪ then you closed your eyes, you took my heart by surprise ♪ ♪ i wasn't expecting that [ applause ] >> jamie lawson. thank you so much. back in a moment.
favorite part of friday, when erica hill stops by. >> keep it coming, al roker. >> what's coming up on "weekend today?" >> my favorite part of friday, sort of was but now it definitely is. >> you don't mean that but go ahead. >> willie, you could try to get in on that. this weekend what's fantastic is, you know, we all talk about when are you going to retire and have enough money to retire and it's stressful and you look forward to that person in your life. we'll introduce you to a couple who are not even 30 yet and their plan is to retire 33. they have put away three-quarters of their i can over the last few years. >> tamron is not sold. >> i'm thinking -- >> what are you going to do for the rest of your life? philanthropic stuff? >> they have a plan. they realized they were literally -- all their life was
spent at work and they said what are we really living for, spend our lives at our jobs. >> right. >> or is it to enjoy life. >> so they want to focus on socking everything away. >> saving money on razors. >> you know, i think you all noticed in november how much money you saved so imagine 12 months a year? isn't that cool. >> fascinating. >> eric ark, good to see you. >> i hope they saved a lot. have like 50, 60 years left. >> we'll see you guys tomorrow morning on "weekend today." hoda and jenna bush hager next after your local news. we'll see you. i'm ... ==anim== happening
rolling an ankle against indiana. tipoff is 4:30 today. now, going back to last year, the warriors have now won 27 straight regular season games. let's check your weather. today we're expecting waves of rain to move through the bay area and in between, we'll have a little bit of sunshine. it will be cool and breezy, with a high of only 58 degrees in san francisco in the peninsula. 57 degrees in the north and south bay. and we're looking at 55 degrees in the east bay. cool conditions today, but once again keep the umbrella handy. how is it looking on the roads? still crowded by the oakland coliseum. this is basically this shot from 66 up to high street and then things kind of slow themselves out again. look at your map, they are going up a high rise, but the speed sensors show the same story. slower drive toward the bay bridge toll plaza. roadways are drying out all around the bay. very pleasant lighter drive this friday. a crash earlier has cleared in
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee >> announcer: this nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ ♪ >> it is try day friday, december 11th, 2015. jenna bush hager us with us. keith lee is off today. whatever there was weird. >> it was weird. >> this song is called "love myself" by haley steinfeld. she's become quite the singing star. >> look at her. >> she's adorable. she's going to be at the