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we're back in 25 minutes with a live local news update. >> we leave you with a live look outside. have a great day, everybody. good morning. . sh the last debate of the year with ted cruz hot on donald trump's trail, who will take off the gloves first? things already got ugly. >> do i hear some noise over there? yes, i do. bye-bye. >> just ahead, our political team will game out the stakes for tonight. >> disgruntled guest. the frantic moment with a pickup truck plows through a lobby. two women dive for their lives. a man reportedly seeking revenge over a dispute about his bill.
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>> and the cast reunites on the red carpet at the world premiere of the most anticipated film of the decade. can the film live up to the stellar expectations? and how sweet it is. 65 years with nbc, 35 of them with "today." he celebrated thousands of birthdays and now it is time to honor him. we will host willard scott's legendary run with us as he heads off into retirement on "today," december 15, 2015. >> this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live at studio 1a live from rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's a bittersweet tuesday morning. we've already said bring the tissues. >> it's going to be very nostalgic for a lot of us.
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in my time here at the show, he's been one of the few constants and he's been a constant for several generations of americans. we'll pay tribute to willard in just a little while. >> the next republican presidential debate. we'll start with peter alexander in position in las vegas. peter, good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. in keeping with this las vegas theme, donald trump's theme is not a mirage. a new national poll out just this morning shows he's already expanding his already lopsided lead, 38-15, a 23-point advantage over his closest competitor, ted cruz, with republicans and republican-leaning independents saying they see trump as the strongest leader, the candidate most likely to bring change to washington and the candidate with the best chance of winning the general election. along the vegas strip, high stakes ahead of the last
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republican debate of the year. >> the other candidates should be thankful because i'm giving them a chance to make total fools of themselves in front of millions of people. >> donald trump now looking to stave off his latest rival, ted cruz, trailing trump nationwide. >> you know the bottom line? i think we're going to win iowa. i think we're going to win new hampshire big. >> trump, repeatedly interrupted by protesters, escorted out by security. one man even yelling a nazi salute. meanwhile a new battle over who will become the republican foil to trump. a feud is simmering between freshman senators cruz and marco rubio. cruz is trying to cast rubio as too moderate. while rubio is dismissing cruz as weak on national security.
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now in the wake of paris and san bernardino, americans' top concern. monday night -- >> this is why america has zero confidence that this administration has any idea on how to keep our country safe. >> rubio may have tonight's homefield advantage. he spent part of his childhood here. for jeb bush, is vegas his last stand in despite his campaign and super pac spending more than $35 million in tv ad, bush is posting just single-digit support across the board. >> he can't be commander in chief. he doesn't have plans. this is all dog whistle talk. this is to provoke and anger. >> back on tonight's main stage and getting a second look, chris christie, where where he's staking his claim with more than 50 visits since june. and here at las vegas at a
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predebate event, sarah palin defended donald trump's proposed muslim ban saying it's not islamophobic, that trump is just trying to keep the nation safe and we should not marginalize someone like donald trump. >> nbc political analyst nicole wallace served as communication director for president george w. bush. good to see you. >> thank you, guys. >> we're coming out of the most controversial period in dp's campaign. put the numbers back up that we just showed. he is strengthening his grip p. because behind thome numbers was a ban on muslims coming into this country. and more importantly, those comments and the reaction to them, the universal criticism from the republican party of republican leaders distracted from a conversation a lot of
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republicans wanted to have, a conversation that would have helped candidates like marco rubio who want to have a party about the best way to after paris and after sbarn, instead of talking about bringing technology companies into the fold, whether weep need a new intel package of laws, we talked for ten days about trump's muslim ban. >> there's another poll that has trump at 41%, you ask yourself why are we even talking about any other candidate because it so monument ted cruz, has he played this campaign perfectly? >> he's the only example for whom organization, planning and discipline has mattered.
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he's run a superb campaign, he's completely s c completelies can no one should down doubt because a lot of his possessions, particularly on foreign policy, are calculati s calculations. >> do you think in any way in a ted cruz is the current version of carly fiorina and ben carson? each rose and fell sharply. is ted cruz that kind of a can't? >> i think ted cruz has staying power. rush limbaugh, a respected radio host, mark levin, not quite as widely listened to and respected, both defended trump in the trump/cruz -- >> he doesn't get along with anybody, fed right into what a lot of conservative media like
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about ted cruz. >> exactly. but they finally found their breaking point. whether the far right has broken up with trump, they've always doubted his true conservative credentials. but whether they've bone up with him and are putting all the force behind cruz is a question mark. >> this is the last debate this yoors is this the last. >> we'll see if they can get another look for themselves. but most people, their kid are out of school friday and they. >> you think all of them stage? i think the more polls show a big chunk of these guys way, way
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down in the poll as the 1, 2, 3%, the money dries up. i think that's what will drive a few people out. >> donald trump's personal physician apparently cut from the same cloth as the republican front-runner because you've got to hear this statement released by the trump campaign. this is dr. harold bornstein. this is a quote "if elected, mr. trump, i can state unequivocally will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." the doctor also said, "the candidate's physical strength and stamina are extraordinary" and his recent lab results were "astonishingly excellent." he promised they would, in fact, show "perfection." >> i got to get a new doctor, no question. >> on the other side of the aisle, democratic front-runner hillary clinton is planning a preemptive strike so today
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she'll make her case on how she'd kristen welker is in minneapolis with that part of the story. good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. hillary clinton won't be on that debate stage tonight. she's going to try to paint herself as the only adult in the room when it comes to national security, a top issue for voters. last month secretary clinton rolled out her plan to defeat isis in the middle east. later today at university of minnesota, she'll detail the final he's going to point to violence or extremism which has plaged this area. according to a campaign official, clinton will tailor from recruitment to planning to execution all while staying true to our values. clinton will aim to draw sharp contrast of the entire
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republican field, including donald trump. she has said donald trump's reddick the democrats will face their next big test this saturday. that's when they face off in a debate in new hampshire. matt, savannah, back to you. >> kristen welker in minneapolis. thanks. >> now a major about face in a case about one of the most controversial figures, bowe bergdahl, facing a court martial and possible life in prison. andrea mitchell is following this for us. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was just last summer that president obama welcomed bowe bergdahl home, insisting that america never leaves a soldier behind.
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but now amidst mounting pressure on republicans, if some have their way, he could be heading to jail. >> this handover, sergeant bergdahl got his freedom. but now in a twist of fate, perhaps tonl trade his taliban activity to go. >> i was fully confident that people would understand that i was right. >> but soon he'll have to make his case in a military court, even as it becomes an issue for donald trump. >> i hear there's not going to jail time. it's incredible. 350 yea 50 years ago, what would have happened? boom. >> he is facing court martial on charges of dessertion. >> i was trying to prove to the
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world that i was jason bourne. >> bergdahl now an attack line for republicans. >> we traded senior terrorist leaders for someone who is now being tried for effectively deserting his troops. >> beau is coming home. >> even as the president brought his parent to the rose garden, congressional republicans were furious about a trade that released five taliban prisoners from guantanamo bay so the last prisoner of war could spend the rest of his life behind bars. >> let fly him over, dump him out of the plane. should we give him a parachute or not? i say no. >> for now bergdahl remains on active duty. the tall ban prisoners are being closely tracked, supposedly
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under house arrest in the persian gulf country of qatar. >>. >> the fed is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate tomorrow for the first time in almost a decade when that meeting wraps up tomorrow. the key short-term interest rate has been close to zero since 2008. some investors worry it may slow growth. >> a new government policy that goes into effect next week is causing turbulence among drone owners. starting next monday, people will be required to register their drones with the faa and pay a $5 fee. penalties for fail too long do that could reach $27,000. not everybody is happy about it. one drone advocacy group said
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the 5d fee my deter register from updating. >> a former high school football coach accused of ordering his. >> a judge sentenced him to probation and serve 120 hours of community service and will have to pay restitution. he has to forfeit his texas teaching certificate permanently and attend anger management sessions. >> the world premiere for the most anticipated opening was held last night.
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joe fryer, good morning. >> like the rest of theto count, that i am get to see "the force" when it hopes. but just hours ago a lucky few got to see it and are raving about it after the world premier. >> star power was the force on display at this premier. >> that john williams crescendo at the beginning is the greatest thing ever. >> it's pinch me time. everything seems to be louder and bigger and busier. >> on opening weekend, analysts predicts it could general raut at least $150 million to $200 million domestically shattering the "the.
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>> the highest grossing film of all all time is avitar at $2.8 billion. >> could it achieve that monumental landmark? we'll see. a lot of pressure on director abrams speaking with "60 minutes." >> there are moments of abject terror. >> at the brand new alamo draft house and cinema -- >> i need to get tickets. >> and carolyn ritter and andrew porter plan to wed right before
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they see the movie. >> it's got three important things here. it's got star wars, caroline and good friend. >> wait, don't you mean caroline then star wars? >> ah -- i mean, of course! >> i'm probably more excited for the movie. >> in addition to this movie, there will be two more chapters in the star wars saga. analysts say this will be paying off dividends for those to come. >> i didn't wear the storm trooper outfit.trooper outfit. you said it was too much. >> thank goodness. meanwhile tamron is has more. >> we say epic all the time. i was pulling up pictures from the red carpet and look at what we found.
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jason gorton everett all dressed up. ladies, this has to be our costume tonight. after the movie, oh, boy, there were some secrets shared but not a lot. actor rainn wilson tweeted out "it was epic." >> there's one living creature not motivated in this. tango, you want some? >> try a liver treat. not the force. >> he's going to get in on the excitement, too, this morning. we'll see you guys. it's going to be good. >> dylan, check of the weather? >> do you remember what snow looks like? >> no. >> none of us do. let look at holiday, utah where
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they saw a big storm system yesterday. that's a specially made bike for the snow. they need it out there. this is the biggest system salt lake city has seen in a temperatures are around 21 degrees and the wind chill is around 5 degrees right now because winds are gusty. we have winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories through the rockies. let look at the if. >> twa the night before ristma christmas,
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good morning. we do still have some chilly temperatures and patchy frost and mostly clear skies. we'll see that throughout the day. a little bit warmer in some spots, maybe by a degree or two. but feeling pretty much the same. it will be breezy, gusts up to 25 miles per hour. into the next few days, no major changes. we have rain coming up in the weekend. we'll keep you up to date on that. >> all right, dylan, thank you so much. coming up, caught on camera, a disgruntled guest makes good on a threat to plow his truck through a hotel lobby. what set that man off. and mr. roker is down in virginia to help us say a huge thank you to willard scott for 35 unforgettable years on "today" and 65 at the network. but, first, this is "today"
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the winds will start to slowly calm down. it's 39 in oakland. 37 degrees in santa rosa. else where some 40s and highs topping out in the mid to upper 50s. and pits purchasing today reaching 65 degrees. >> not so bad overall. we're at the richmond center heading over to richmond. the live camera shows it's not the case. you do have slowing and chp said it's over on the shoulder. meanwhile, no problems down to east shore. slowing through golden gate fields and in toward walnut creek. a slower build from the hayward side and slowing because of a crash south 101 right around 92, but that's cleared to the shoulder. now easily making its way up
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christmas.. 7:30 on the west coast on tuesday morning. breaking news, the second largest school system in the country are being closed this morning because of threats. >> it's quite extraordinary. the district is made up of more than 1,000 schools. 640,000 children are told is to stay home or get home if they already made their way to school. joe, what can you tell us about this? >> good morning, savannah and matt. school officials are saying that
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a bomb threat was called into a school board member and that's what prompting this huge response to cancel all schools. we don't know exactly when this happened but this is a quick action being taken by the school district. more than 600,000 students, more than 900 schools. what's happening now is students who have arrived at school, parents are being asked to pick up those kids at what are called reunion gates. each school has a reunion gate where parents know to pick up their kids. buses that were already en route are being turned around or not picking up student as a precaution. emergency operation centers are being set up at schools throughout the school district and we're also being told you could expect to see some sort of bomb sweeps at schools and buildings throughout this school district. so that is a eprecaution being taken right now. we still don't know the details about this bomb threat but obviously we know at this point the school district is taking it very seriously.
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matt and savannah. >> and savannah mentioned more than 900 schools are a part of this school district. if they're going to sweep all of those buildings, any idea how long something like that would take? >> at this point we don't know. we're still waiting to learn more information from school officials on whether they feel they need to sweep all of those schools or whether they have more specific information we don't know at this point. if it is a general bomb threat, clearly they want to take every precaution and make sure everything is safe. >> we want to turn now to shocking video we've been showing you of a man intentionally plowing his truck into the front desk of a hotel. >> the man was reportedly upset about his hotel bill and the hotel clerk thought he was bluffing when he threatened to crash through the lobby. shocking new video released
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monday shows the heart stopping moments for two employees at an oklahoma hotel after a d disgruntled desk crashed his truck into the front desk. he can be seen talking with a police officer outside the alva comfort suites. surveillance video shows him crashing his 2006 sierra gmc through the hotel entrance and into the front desk as two women frantically dive for safety. he backs up the truck, stops and pulls back into the lobby. he says something to the women, gets out of the truck and calmly walks back to the entrance with his hands raised. the 62-year-old man was upset his credit card had been declined twice. he told police he drove into the hotel because hotel staff
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thought he was bluffing and he proved he wasn't. no one was injured but the entry into the suites was severely damaged. he was charged on two felony counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. >> now he's facing serious felony charges. >> i don't know what to say about that. that is insane. >> we're going to get a check of the weather now from dylan. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by nationwide. nationwide is on your side. >> good morning, guys. we've got some foggy conditions, especially up near seattle and southwestern oregon where fog is reducing visibility quite a bit this morning. something to keep an eye out for. we're also watching a bigger storm system moving through denver. we've already had reports of visibility under a quarter of a mile. wind chill around 5 degrees, there was a ground stop in denver and we will see
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some patchy frost and a lot of sunshine. it will warm us up to the mid and upper 50s. with a breezy wind, it will feel much cooler. the next couple of days, more of this dry and cool weather. we are expecting some showers moving into the bay area into the weekend. we'll keep you unp to date on that. , thank you very much. coming up, the most talked >> and that's your latest forecast. >> little lan, thadylan, thank . coming up, the most talked about magazine covers of the year. >> and how to get out alive if you happen to fall through thin ice. ♪ scanner: rescan item. rescan, rescan. rescan item. vo: it happens so often you almost get used to it. phone voice: main menu representative. representative. representative.
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just weeks ago frantic moments on a frozen lake in utah. >> the ice is crashing right here. >> reporter: this woman clinging to the ice after falling in trying to save her two dogs. rescuers pulling her to safety just in time. >> no way you should have survived that. >> reporter: another rescue caught on camera this year. this teenage girl falling through the ice in new jersey. rescuers finally pulling her to safety. this dangerous scene playing out every winter. >> give me the rope. >> reporter: people plunging through the ice. others falling in trying to save them. so how dangerous is it? we teamed up with certified rescuers to show you how to save a life, maybe even your own. with an ambulance on standby i walk out on to this frozen pond and in an instant i'm under.
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>> oh, that is cold. >> survival tip number one, put your hand over your mouth and nose the moment you hit your water. if you take a breath of cold water, it's going to shut down your airway and you're going to stop breathing. >> if i want wearing this suit right now what would be happening. >> if you had regular clothing they would become very heavy very quickly and it will sick you right under the ice. >> and once you're trapped under the ice your chance. survival plum sglets trying to get out. >> all this as your arms and legs go numb. >> i'm a good swimmer and this is harder than i thought. i can't get a grip on the ice. survival tip number two carry ice picks if you're working on a frozen lake or upon. the metal picks dig in so it can help pull you out. cost a few dollars at outdoor shores. >> short, choppy strokes and once you're out roll away from the hole, roll away because we're distributing away from the
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hole. >> what if your friend or relative falls in? >> tip number three, stay on shore and try a rescue from there. >> i take a represent and can throw a rope to the victims. >> jumper cables, anything, and have them wrap it around the wrist and now you're safe and i'm safe too. >> that's correct. i'm not putting myself in danger. >> reporter: saving a life and staying alive when the ice breaks right under you. we were just watching that here soent, and here is the problem. lakes and ponds freeze in patches. everyone thinks that all is equal. it is no. you may have thick ice here, a few feet away dangerous thin ice. you just can't tell and experts say the best advice is to stay off the ice entirely, but if you have to go out bring some kind whistle so you know if you need help. >> a lot of ponds and kids always skating in the winter and always made me nervous. always. >> scary, and as you know there's no warning. when you walk you can hear the
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crackling a little bit but then it's too late. >> good information. coming up, a force to be reckoned with. more from last night's big "star wars" premiere. >> and next your tributes to uncle willard as we say thank you for a remarkable time here at "today" and a remarkable career, burks first, these ♪ ♪ ♪ with ingredients like roasted hazelnuts and cocoa, there's a whole lot of happy in every jar of nutella. spread the happy.
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yep. it's hard to be on tv. it's hard to do the weather. it's hard to just stay focused. thereto are people that are trying to replace him, but they will not. for instance, this woman will not replace him. >> from carmel, using u.s. 31 southbound -- >> and she keeps talking, on the ground. >> that's our good friend ellen degeneres helping us celebrate willard scott day as our good friend heads off into retirement after 35 years at "today." >> al is lucky spending time with willard down in virginia and tamron, people are really letting us know how they feel about him online. >> they are. wonderful hashtags coming in filled with wonderful memories and wishes for willard. let's take a look at them. nbc's andrea mitchell sent out a
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bit sweet and where the legend started and weatherman dave price, that same warmth that jumps through the tv screen greets you in person so thanks willard for being so great for so many years at being you. and emily one of our viewers wrote this. so many of his great lines are a part of my life. you have made a mark and most certainly a difference in the world. so we ask that you keep the well wishes coming to us and use the hashtag that we put up and use the #thankyouwillard and a look of all of willard's amazing look and the thing that stands out most, that smile. we'll be talking about it. >> love that smile. >> tamron, thank you. coming up, are you pushing the envelope? why today is very important if you want to get your holiday packages in time for christmas. tell you what to do after your local news. mastering irresistibly smooth. the lindor truffle
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i'm ... ==topvo== a new case of an exploding hoverboard. this one .. here in the bay area. a brentwood family tells good tuesday morning. 7:56. a new case of an exploding hoverboard, this one here in the bay area. a brentwood family telling us they bought the hover board from amazon for their teenage daughter. after she charged it, it exploded last night. fortunately, the girl moved it to the front door before it could do major damage. amazon recently stopped selling hover boards due to a string of similar cases. researchers say that sea lions are now being effected by the same toxin that's delaying crab season. they rescued hundreds of sea lions along the california coast. the toxin is being found in the algae and it can make sea lions feel disoriented.
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a very clear start to your tuesday here. >> and we're taking a live look now towards san francisco. clear blue start to the day. yes, it is chilly. we're only at 46 degrees there. also some patchy frost in some of the low lying areas. highs today in the mid to upper 50s so enjoy it after it warms up this raf noon. we're starting in the south where it's not so bad overall. but a crash north 280 at 85 had things tied up for about an half hour. recovery will continue. meanwhile, the peninsula shows the typical patterns. a similar stretch of 880 shows slowing paths to barton bridge. back to you. just a little standard compression as you might say. that's going to do it for us right now.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, delivery dilemma, with more consumers shopping online than ever before, shipping companies struggling to meet their holiday deadline. what you need to know to make sure your presents make it under the tree. then, paying it forward. >> oh, this is so cool. >> one, two, three, smile. >> how we helped one deserving family kick off the holidays with a special surprise. ♪ >> plus, thank you, willard. >> thank you. how about that. i've been kiss the by the best. >> we'll pay tribute to a living legend, our beloved willard scott as he prepares to say
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good-bye after 35 unforgettable years here at today. >> he is a mentor. he's a friend, he is literally my second dad. >> today, tuesday, december 15th, 2015. ♪ ♪ we remember >> thank you, wilt ard! >> hey, willard, i'm retiring, too. >> we love you, willard, from kentucky! ♪ ♪ bring it back, let's bring it back ♪ >> good morning, "today." yay, willard. >> tennessee lovers the "today" show! ♪ >> it is 8:00 on a tuesday morning, 15th of december, 2015. what a crowd. what a day. it's absolutely gorgeous outside, and we're so happy to have everybody here. feeling like the holidays. >> no, it's not. >> it really is. getting exciting. by the way, a lot of people
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talking about the "star wars" world premiere last night. i have a gift for you. >> oh, my gosh! >> just what i wanted. >> may the force be with you. >> oh, my gosh. does it work? >> from my own personal light saber collection. >> awesome. >> you're not giving it to me. >> yes, i'm giving it to you because you're a big "star wars" fan. >> i'm a huge fan, i love it. >> luke, you are my father. >> i said it's a real light saber. it's so awesome. >> enjoy, all right? >> how does it work? >> i don't know. i'm going to go practice. >> that's how you turn it on and off. >> it does make a sound, i don't know how though. >> you know what it does, you make the sound. >> i love it. >> let's go inside and get a check of the top stories from natalie morales. all right. guys, thanks so much. we begin with breaking news. the entire los angeles public school system has been closed because of a threat received this morning. all 640,000 students were being sent home or told to stay home.
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nbc's miguel almaguer joins us now with the very latest. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. the nation's second largest school district made the decision abruptly today to shut down after receiving a credible bomb threat. it is a rare and unprecedented move here in the l.a. area. that, as you mentioned, will keep some 640,000 students at home today. the superintendent said after receiving what he described as a credible bomb threat, possibly electronically, the school district didn't want to take any chances, and they have decide ed to completely shut down. here's what he had to say just a few moments ago. >> it was not to one school, two schools or three schools. it was many schools. not specifically identified, but there were many schools. that's the reason i took the action that i did. >> reporter: superintendent says he will keep schools closed until every building can be searched at all campuses. there are more than 900 campuses
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and 127 charter schools. natalie, they are taking this threat very seriously. again in, a very rare and unprecedented move. natalie, back to you in new york. >> miguel almaguer out of los angeles, thanks so much. the republican presidential candidates are facing off again tonight for the first time since the attacks in paris and san bernardino focused new attention on terrorism. donald trump will likely have to defend his controversial comments on barring muslims and on immigration. he held a high intensity rally in las vegas monday that saw conflicts break out among members of the crowd. on the stage tonight he will face texas senator ted cruz who has surged into first place in iowa and new jersey governor chris christie who is also making gains in new hampshire. democrat hillary clinton is unveiling her strategy today for battling domestic terrorism. she wants to disrupt each step that can lead to an attack, including the recruitment and training of extremists. secretary clinton is speaking in minneapolis where she says local officials have already made a
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strong effort to combat home-grown radicals. secretary of state john kerry is taking the fight against isis to moscow where he is meeting today with russian president vladimir putin. the u.s. and russia are still at odds over how to end the civil war in syria. the chaos resulting from that war has helped isis establish a power base in the region. secretary kerry told putin that russia and the u.s. can do allotted together to make headway. for howard stern fans, ve on his show he's agreed to a new five-year exclusive deal with sirius xm said light radio. stern's old contract was about to expire at the end of the year. he's been the corner stephen sirius xm service since 2004, the king of sirius right there. santa's helpers enjoyed one last fling before their busiest week of the year. 320 surfing santas hit the waves in australia today. they say they shattered the guinness record for the world's biggest surfing lesson, and since it was only a lesson
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didn't matter if the santas had any trouble staying upright. very cool video there. congrats, meanwhile, to howard. happy for him. >> pal, you're buying dinner. >> exactly. for all of us. thank you, natalie. thank you so much. if you've got holiday packages to mail, expect a big crowd at post office today. >> this is last day to ship a package with basic delivery and guarantee it arrives by christmas. if you think you can push it, think again. nbc's olivia sterns is here to explain that. olivia, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that is right do. not push it because there have already been delays. you can thank the surge in online sales but also, believe it or not, thank the unseasonably warm weather, both big factors in new fears that santa may not make it to everyone's house on time. this year's christmas miracle might be getting all those presents under the tree in time. online shopping is far outpacing shipping this holiday season with nearly 1 in 10 ups customers not getting their cyber monday orders on time.
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the average delivery today, 20% slower than last year. with an estimated 1.2 billion packages expected to be delivered across the country this season, that could turn a lot of would-be santas into scrooges. >> consumers are frustrated that their packages are just not arriving when promised. >> reporter: fedex say in part as online shopping patterns continue to shift, we are experiencing volume surges earlier than ever about. a lot of that volume comes from black friday and cyber monday breaking sales records, but insiders say it's ordinary orders from the other days of the week that are adding to the holiday hassle. >> this has been the tipping point for online shopping. people caught on to the fact that they can order everything online, from their drug store supplies, to their groceries, to their dog food >> reporter: and the wild weather is only making it worst from west coast snow to an east coast holiday heat wave. >> both of those things prevent people from going to the stores. either you want to be outside or
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you don't want to leave your house. people shop online. >> if you want to avoid a christmas crisis mark your calendar. today is the deadline for orders with basic delivery from the post office. the 19thed is the priority deadline and the 22nd is the last chance for paying a premium and shipping your items express. but experts say your safest sbet disc the online orders and going old school. >> if you don't have to ship a package across the country, i would absolutely go to the score, pick it out and bring it home with you, wrap it yourself and hand it over. and another way you can play it safe is with click and collect. buy online and pick it up yourself in the store. lots of stores including walmart, best buy and even macy's all give you the option. the best part, it's always free and, guys, it's often the fastest option. >> that's true. >> they set it aside for you and put your name on it. >> they make it dangerously easy. >> thank you. >> all right, olivia, thank you. next up, how the stars celebrated the world premiere of
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"the force awakens." >> plus, we will pay it forward and we hope help brighten one family's holiday season as they deal with the loss of a loved one. >> and the celebration of all things willard scott as he heads off into retirement. we're back right after this. as . we're back after this. nivea in-shower body lotion. first i wash... then i apply it to my wet skin. it moisturizes with no sticky feel. i quickly rinse off. and i'm ready to go. nivea in-shower body lotion -- in the body lotion aisle.
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>> no. >> he's a librarian and he compares the list of memorable quotes and he sparks discussion and they're published in the yale book of quotations. here's part of the list. first, look at the face, would anyone vote for that? remember that? >> yeah. >> donald trump talking about carly fiorina back in september. makes the list. >> this made the list too. the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. bernie sanders. remember that in october. >> not all of the quotes are from politicians. you're not going to believe this one. this comes from the nobel laureate in medicine. he was talking about female scientists and he said this. three things happen when they are in the lab. you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them they cry. tim hunt -- tim hunt said that at the world conference of science journalist in june. guess what? the next day mr. hunt was forced to resign from university
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college london. >> so it wasn't the nobel peace prize that he won? >> no. >> wow. that's crazy. >> wow. >> we have to buy the yale book of quotations. >> speaking of memorable lines one guy in chicago definitely had one. 15 minutes of fame, he was stopped by the news reporter covering the city's rainfall and unseasonably warm weather. take a look. >> dude, where is your shirt, man? >> yeah, it's great day for a run, it's too wet to wear a shirt. i love running in the rain. and i'm also single. so -- [ laughter ] >> oh, my goodness. broadcasting that loud and clear. he's 24. >> he is single, people. he's single. >> let me ask you this question. do you think ethan going to be taken soon or single for a long time? >> i don't know. >> enjoy the single life. >> yeah. >> sure got everybody's attention. >> took advantage of the moment. >> take up running. yeah.
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>> he'll be popular. >> take a look at this video. one of my worst nightmares. a man everything that is on the surface of that public restroom. i would not be videoing that. >> that's the difference between you, you think it's spreading germs. i think it's washing the bathroom. >> it's a good cleefnlgt i feel like it's kicking up everything that's disgusting on that floor. >> there's some naturally backwash coming off the floors in the walls of that place.
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>> wow. now to the star who stole the show and the best selling magazine of this year. tamron's got that why "pop start." a palette cleanser the can't get enough of "star wars" so here are more highlights indeed from the red carpet premiere. fans went wild for the reunion of the franchise's biggest stars, harrison ford, mark hamill and carrie fisher. well, that's not them. that's sofia vergara and joe mag nella appeared for the first time on the red carpet and it was lupt nyong'o everyone is talking about fashion-wise, there she is, the oscar winner dazzling in the shimmery mcqueen gown, according to the internet. i looked it up. she joked she bought the whole galaxy with her in that dress. i love that. and the best selling magazines of the year, the annual list coming from people at ad week. "vanity fair's" most popular issue featured caitlyn jenner.
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blake and miranda moved magazines for "people" with the announcement of their divorce. that sold over 800,000 copies, and here's one you probably didn't expect on the cover of "rolling stone" back in january. i'd buy it over and over and looking back at her career and proved she is a hit selling 64,000 copies. that is a beautiful cover there, and finally bear grylls. i've been among the fortunate people to hang out with bear on one of his survival journeys. this week finally president obama. we get to see his turn at it. here's a preview clip. bear asks the president for a special favor. >> i have a favor to ask. >> of course. >> i promised my wife. i said i need you to sign something. >> of course. >> the only thing could i find at airport. >> this is the classic. >> this is it. this is a classic obama bottle opener. >> the thing is you look ripped. >> i am pretty ripped, actually you. >> couldn't do that with winston churchill.
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>> no, no. >> i'm fairly cut, but it's possible that that bottle opener is a little dated. i noticed, for example, there was no gray hair on the obama figurine and clearly the presidency has taken a little bit of a toll. >> all right. the full episode of "runni"runn wild" featuring president obama airs thursday. 10:00. 9:00 central. the president says he's ripped, not as ripped as that chicago jogger. going back to that moment in time. >> he needs a bottle opener. >> thank you. get a check of the weather now from ms. dylan. >> today's weather is brought to you by jared the galleria of jewelry. come in today for the one piece of jewelry that will take her breath away. >> thanks, guys. it's been very stormy on the west coast. here we are watching the next storm system as it moves over
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the pacific and eventually will make its way on shore as we go go into the next couple of days. five to seven inches of rain along the coast of oregon. that could lead to some flooding of the river because they are getting very much close to flood stage. we are looking for also some mountain snow. this is very much needed in this part of the country and we could see up to a foot or more especially through the cascades. this is high elevation snow. most of the lower elevations all rain. we are looking at another that storm system stays north of the bay area. we're feeling chilly weather. it's only in the 30s in the east bay as well as the north bay. and expect a high today to top out in the mid to upper 50s. 57 in san francisco with some breezy winds in the peninsula 55 and 58 in the east bay, north bay as well as around the south bay. we will have more of this weather heading into the next couple of days.
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rain comes back into the forecast for saturday into sunday. season of kindness on "today" is brought to you by subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru. >> this morning on "make your today," more of our pay it forward series. savannah, your turn. >> this is one of the best times of the year, filled with excitement and joy, but for some though it's sadness. you know my father died suddenly when i was 16 years old and i'll never forget how hard that first v christmas was. with that in mind, i wanted to brighten up the holidays a little bit and create some new memories. for me one of the biggest events in my life was losing my dad when i was 16 years old.
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i really have a heart for people who've lost someone or somebody who's grieving. you wish you could hug those people. you wish you could say, i understand. when you lose somebody, the holidays take on this whole new significance. >> this is the first christmas for the hoeben family without their beloved mother. wife jen, mother to megan, katie and tj lost her battle with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. how has this year before? how is this kind of adjustment been? >> it's definitely rough, but we have a lot of family members and friends who are helping. and you know, we know she's still with us. >> how about for you? >> i feel different like. everybody else has a parent. i only have one. you get through it. >> you get used to a new routine without her. >> i remember when my dad passed
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away the first christmas was really hard because he did love christmas so much. and his birthday was on christmas. and are you looking forward to christmas or is there a part of you that's a little bit hard to -- >> it's going to be a little rough because we always open up the family presents with -- in the morning with mom and she's not going to be there. >> jen would want us to laugh and have fun and not -- just remember and not be sad. >> tom turned to the comfort zone camp, a nonprofit that provides support nationwide to children who have lost a parent or sibling. ♪ >> so what with we'll do is just go around and in a circle and say a one word pulse check for how we're feeling. >> connected. >> fantastic. >> happy. >> loved. >> eager. >> peaceful. >> blessed. >> honored. >> i thought it was really helpful. you're not the only one going through all this.
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there's other people there too. >> what are your some of your favorite christmas many -- memories that you have? >> cooking with my mom. we'd make the mashed potatoes for christmas. and it's our mom's favorite holiday. >> i wanted to reach out and connect with this family and i hope give them some happy memories on what's going to be a hard year. so i invited the kids to hang out behind the scenes in an exclusive tour. >> roll 71. >> cool. >> to get a view, most people don't get to see. this is awesome. >> thank you. >> you're here on a good day. >> what they didn't know is that we had a huge superstar on our set today. adele. >> we're going to be hearing from adele in just a little while. >> right over there. you'll get a good -- right here. she'll walk right through there.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> we brought them in and they got to see adele perform. ♪ >> after the show, we decided to go across the street to the top of the rock. >> this is so cool. >> i think there's something really exhilarating about taking in a view like that. >> okay, one, two, three, smile. you guys want to be me guest next week when we do the rockefeller christmas tree lighting? >> yes. >> yeah. >> one week later they returned for the tree lighting. >> does it look smaller or bigger than you thought? >> i think it's -- >> it's smaller, but it's fatter than i thought it would be. >> a drizzly evening did not dampen their excite. >> i never thought i'd see even skating on the rink and now i'll
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be there. >> 45,000 lights. yeah. and if one goes out, they all go out. no, i'm kidding. >> it gets you in the christmas spirit instantaneously. everybody singing "joy to the world." ♪ >> to see the lights come up on the tree and it's just an awesome moment. >> five, four, three, two, one. >> i hope it becomes, you know, one of their new favorite family memories. >> thanks, savannah! >> i love that. >> so sweet. >> a lovely family. >> the kids are darling and a testament to their father and mother who raised them so well. it's so neat to be with them. >> and the camp too. the group where they get together. >> it's so great. the kids were really honest. they weren't sure if they wanted
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to do it and then they were happy that they did. i love it. natalie, you get to go tomorrow. >> yeah, i'li'm ... ==topvo== wn more today - about the man shot and killed good tuesday morning. it's 8:26. i'm sam brock. we may learn more today about the man shot and killed last night by a police officer responding to a domestic disturbance in gilroy. this happened 7:00 at night in an apartment complex. somebody called 911 about a couple involved in a violent fight. when the officers arrived, they found the man and woman in a heated dispute in the parking lot. investigators so far have said one of the officers either felt his own life or the woman's lif fired. >> the south bay compression.
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folks are not meeting with as much traffic flow. they are able to get to the compression point earlier. by that i mean 101, the popular place right here at 680. we will show you the map. that's where folks cluster in the commute and continue throughout the morning same through 85 and downtown. a slower smooth drive south on 880. crash cleared from san mateo and no problem toward the bay bridge. >> thank you very much. that will do it for us. back in 25 minutes with another update.
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these are a few of my favorite things. >> we're back at 8:30 on this tuesday morning, the 15th of december, 2015. a couple of notable moments. first, the ladies are wearing jet their sleeveless dresses. >> yes. >> on the 15th of december, and another notable look moment. that is cam, rising star in the world of country music. our elf this morning on the plaza collecting toys as part of our annual toy drive.
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>> very nice. >> and she will step inside and perform in our next hour. >> looking forward to that. >> also ahead, we'll celebrate the man who has been the heart of this show for 35 years, mr. willard scott. he is irreplace able. we're all wearing red carnations in his honor, as you can see. our crowd is holding red carnations for willard as well, and some smuckers swag, and we are going to check in with willard in a bit. >> after section decades in the business willard will enjoy retirement and we'll take back a look at his remarkable career and lined up a few surprises for him as well. let us get to the weather and for that we've got dylan here. >> the eastern half the country still enjoying some very warm temperatures. we do have some snow but it's all out west. looking for the rockies and up to the northern plains and upper midwest to see some of the snow showers today, and we're also looking for some snow in denver causing delays at airport. eastern half, enjoy the temperatures in the 60s and 70s
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once again today. tomorrow the rain inches closer to the northeast. it will set up shop through the gulf coast and scattered showers and even a thu good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a cool start to the day. a lot of sunshine, too. we will be warming up into the mid 50s today with a breezy wind. a lot of sunshine. in napa, 55 degrees. oakland looking at 58 degrees. our weather stays about the same heading into the next few days. warming up a degree or two each day. we are getting ready for some more rain this weekend. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan, thank you very much. up next we, ear going to say a big thank you to our dear friend willard scott, but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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pack now at 8:35, and we're ready to honor and celebrate our beloved uncle willard as he retires after an incredible 65 years at nbc. >> started out as an nbc page back in 1950 and was connected with this show from the very beginning. >> i love the "today" show and love my job so much. >> willard is the heart and soul of the "today" show. >> let's see what's happening in your world. >> i always try to get your goat. just people laugh by making them feel good and that's important. >> he was first bozo the clown. >> ronald mcdonald. >> i don't think a lot of people realized. he created the clown character
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ronald mcdonald. >> he's in the marrow and the dna of this show. when i think of willard scott, i just think of joy. >> funny. >> real. >> born showman. >> he's entertaining and warm, and he's endearing. he cares. he represents the tradition of the show all in one lovable package. >> to me -- >> uncle willard. how are you? >> he is a mentor. he's a friend, and he is literally my second dad. >> from the inception of the "today" show willard scott was part of the weather and part of the "today" show. >> let me get the weather bureau here. >> dave garrowway would stand in front of a giant chalkboard map and a meteorologist from the u.s. weather bureau in washington, d.c. telling dave where all the weather systems were and the nbc page who connected the very first phone call was willard scott. >> washington's loss is the nation's gain. willard scott, joining the "today" family this morning for the first time. >> a nice shot in the my little
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career. >> and of course, he became the beloved uncle willard across this country. >> i think that shook them up a little bit. >> and, boom, willard comes. >> willard is such a character. of course, you never knew what to expect. >> we all remember when he dressed up as boy george. >> they asked me who my favorite rock star was and that's what i did. you must remember this. ♪ a kiss is just a kiss >> with will armed there are no boundaries and that's usually a good thing. >> i love you. >> boom. here's carmen miranda. >> what a privilege to have been there. they are still talking about it. >> that was one of those moments on television that became a phenomenon. >> you didn't think i had fun, you are crazy. >> he loved introducing america to america. >> willard was america in a lot of ways. >> 100,000 people on the parade route. >> during the inaugural. >> got barbara bush to come over and kissed him. >> thanks. i've been kissed by the best.
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>> raced back to george 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 remember smiling from ear to ear for willard at that moment. >> willard. >> he is magnetic. you are drawn to him. >> can you believe this? >> willard was doing the weather from washington, d.c., and the cherry blossoms were out, and -- and suddenly bill clinton jogs by. >> i came out to see if you wanted to jog with me today. >> i'm ready. >> willard made it cool to age. >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday. >> 103 years old today. >> 100 years old today. loves to ride his bike. >> it made you feel like he was celebrating your grandparents. >> i just love how much affection he has for the people celebrating birthdays. ♪ happy trails to you until we
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meet again ♪ >> congratulations, i love you, pal. >> congratulations on a wonderful career. >> best of luck, pal. >> i love you, willard. >> love you and wish you the best. >> nothing but best and good health to you, so much so that i get to announce your birthday on a smuckers jar. >> that is a sentiment repeat the. we love you, willard, by so many millions of americans right now. folks, all around the world. there are few other people who wanted to say how much they love you. first, as a young lady you may know, i think first lady barbara bush. >> oh, yeah. my friend. >> willard. >> i love her. >> you can't retire. i'm only 90, and who is going to announce when i get to be 100? george and i send you our very best wishes and truthfully i love that happy face.
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>> what lovely people i sgleet when she came over to kiss you during the inaugural, what did you think? >> i just passed out. the rest of the show was on automatic. >> they are such lovely people, they really are. here's the moment. i -- i remember seeing this with the rest america and i went, yes! >> i've been kissed by the best. >> i've got a seven-year contract out of that kiss. >> mr. president. >> another person that wanted to say hello is another 90-year-old, 90 years young. mr. gene shallat. >> you can't retire. people will stop getting 100 years old. 65 years ago at nbc you started as a page, and now you're closing the book after some 12,000 more days on "today." that's a lot of mornings. anyhow, happy retirement, willard. we love you.
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>> i don't know where all this retirement. i said i'm expiring, not retiring. i'm going -- you better change the locks on that door. i've retired twice before, you know. >> it hasn't taken yet. and as mate said you made aging cool and the folks at smuckers gave you that platform and tim smuckers wanted to say happy retirement. >> what a lovely -- >> willard, for more than 0 years you've been a cherished member move our schmucker family. we have greatly appreciated you being the voice of smuckers and all you have done to buildled birthday and anniversary segment into such an iconic part of the "today" show, and we look forward to continuing this great tradition on "today." so from the entire schmucker family we wish you the very best. thanks, willard. >> thank you, willard. >> wow. >> that's pretty nice. >> they are the nicest people you could ever rock for and our
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first sponsor was hallmark cards. i remember going out to kansas city and disney sponsored it had for one year. >> did you ever think the birthdays would be as big as they became? >> are you kidding. happy birthday. >> the well, over i think 40,000 birth days, a heck of a legacy, my friend, and speaking of legacy. smait back in the plaza with a little honor we wanted to bestow. >> willard, take a look at this. we do the show at the studio here between 48th and 49th street on rockefeller plaza. no longer, because we are, thanks to the mayor of this city, bill de blasio renaming rockefeller plaza on this particular block this morning willard scott way. >> willard scott way. >> that's very nice. >> that's very nice. >> congratulations, pal. >> i love that so much. had more fun up there with the
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police, beautiful police department, the macy's parade, all the good things that we did. it's terrific. >> it's a heck of a legacy and you guys have -- have a little cake down there? >> yeah, we've got cake and got some champagne. willard, you know, i think you can count on one hand the number of people in the history of broadcasting who touched as many people of as many different generations as you have. you've shared your warmth and kindness with an entire nation. i know it's with great appreciation. people all across this country are wishing you the best today. on a personal note though, willard, i want to say thanks for caring so much about all of us. thanks for being the first one who has welcomed all of us to this show on our first days and also for being there with a hug or a pat on the back when times were good or bad. willard, every time we've seen each other over the past 20 years plus i've been here, we've greeted each other with a hug and a kiss, and while i'm not thereto today, as i raise a glass to you, i'm going ask al to be my surrogate hugger and
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kisser and say it is with a huge hug and kiss that we all say willard, thank you and good bless you. >> cheers, willard. >> god bless. >> thank you and god bless you. >> we love. >> just a couple of people, nanette, our field producer. she passed away. we loved her so much and nancy fields. >> your nancy. >> dear nancy, was my assistant producer, officer manager, and she was fantastic, and my old friend eddie walker, my partner on radio and he just pass the away three weeks ago. >> i wanted to bring this to you, willard, it's something i found in an antique shop, and i knew this was to be for you. it's a radio -- a radio i.d. >> this is nbc, the national broadcasting company. >> this is for you, my friend. i love you. >> oh, thank you. >> you have been my second dad, and i could not -- i would not
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be here without you. i love you so much. >> well, i appreciate that. are you going to buy me dinner? >> i'm going to buy you dinner. >> and we've got -- we've got special cupcakes for you. >> oh, boy. >> with your face on them. >> oh, my lord. >> that will be delicious. >> we'll try those a little later. >> what do you mean a little later? >> the sun came out. >> the sun will come out tomorrow. >> oh. what's your favorite song and what's the song that you always do? >> my song. ♪ happy trails >> wait a minute. >> are we off the air? >> no, we're not off yet. >> well, forget. >> i'm going to be fading off into the sunset after 130 years at nbc and i'm going over yonder. >> all right. where's beyonder? >> over yonder. >> are you ready? >> ready. ♪ happy trails to you until we
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meet again ♪ ♪ happy trails to you ♪ keep smiling until then >> here's to willard scott. >> cheers, willard. >> cheers. >> we love you. we love that face. >> and we wish willard and his whole familiar lit very best. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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back at 8:48. on "today food" a new critic criticizing some of the biggest chefs. >> the sam, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning. >> her name is julep molton, only 7 but when it comes to food
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she knows what she likes. everything is on the line at new york city's famed star. one of the most revered kitchens in the countries is preparing to be critiqued by one of the food scene's youngest and most sophisticated pal sglaet tonight we have our sheep's milk ravioli with black truffle butter. >> are you nervous? >> i am a little nervous, not going to lie. >> although she's not the most feared food critic. >> i love this. >> i like the tuna and it's really soft. >> good, right? >> she's certainly the tiniest. this is 7-year-old julep, diminutive in stature. >> it has a lot of flavor to it. >> but big in opinions. >> not oversglookd this has truffle butter, see all the little pieces of truffle. what do you think? smells pretty great, huh? >> i don't know what truffle butters are. >> julien is the daughter of "bon appetite" deputy editor
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andrew knowlton. >> where did the idea come to bring her into the restaurant review process. >> parted of my job is eating out and basically reviewing restaurants and i wanted julep to see what i do. i think people who eat and enjoy food are happy people. >> the oysters with daniel ballew. >> this is from in. >> ooh, la, la, superb. >> tasted just how i wanted. just in the middle. perfect. >> and i always try to get her to use her words, but most important at the end of the day is to make her feel good and does it get her excited? >> what do you hope she takes away from the experience. >> when i see julep there's a whole generation of eaters not raised on fast food and eating salad. >> interesting that keeps the kiddie menu at bay, huh? >> tasty, flavory, salty. >> i see we like a lot of
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flavor. >> mm-hmm. >> and it's crunchy. >> mm-hmm. >> a little salty, and really healthy for you. >> food is a window into every single culture and i think julep respects that and can respect the world through food. >> cheers. >> cheers. >> puts my kids to shame. >> she was really great. >> tries everything. >> got to be expensive having a 7-year-old food critic. >> i've never seen so many oysters like that. >> all in love with her name, julep. >> does her dad have tips for other parents who might want to -- maybe not oysters but to be more exploretive. >> she eats whatever they eve. there's no kids food and when you do that from the very beginning that's what becomes normal for them. >> didn't work with my kids. >> what can you do? >> sam, thank you very much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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15 days from new year's eve and we'll check it out. we have the number 16 as in 2016 here on the plaza. >> the final stop before it makes its way to times square. these numbers are seven feet tall right there. >> phillips, by the way, sponsored the more than 200 bright lights on them and the ball in times square.
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>> over here. >> this is the wishing wall right here. >> times square and people write their wishes on a piece of confetti and this comes down in times square. that's cool. >> we've got a job to do. we'll write our wishes. >> i know. >> get ready to blow away and tweet your new year's wish that will get to the celebration as well. >> hoping for a white christmas. >> that's not going to happen. >> didn't you say it will be in the 50s christmas week here. >> yes. it's not going to be cold on christmas. >> what do you guys have coming up? >> i have my pay it forward, our series, of course. we highlighted. yours is tomorrow and i pay it forward to a woman who impacted my life after meeting for just a few minutes. >> and grammy nominated country star cam will be performing for us. >> she was our elf a couple minutes ago and now will be performing as we say, meaning us, good-bye on this tuesday morning. let's take one more shot at our
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dear friend or of our dear friend willard scott and the newly named willard scott way
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union square are launching an outreach effort to hope the homeless gather there. it's union scare care. they are working in the area to help put homeless people in touch with services and provide information on assisting the homeless. whatever you can do to help. another update in half an hour. come on in pop pop. happy birthday. i just had a heart attack... and now i have a choice. for her. for them. and him. a choice to take brilinta. a prescription for people who've been hospitalized for a heart attack. i take brilinta with a baby aspirin more than 100 mg. as it affects how well it works. it's such an important thing to do to help protect against another heart attack. brilinta worked better than plavix. and even reduced the chances of dying from another one. don't stop taking brilinta without talking to doctor. since stopping it too soon increases your risk of clots in your stent, heart attack, stroke, and even death. brilinta may cause bruising or bleeding more easily
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this morning on "today's take," this morning, the "star wars" premiere. the frenzy in a fevered pitch as hollywood rolls out the red carpet. then the country singer with a little name and a big voice. cam is here. and we have delicious drinks and you're invited, coming up now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take" can al roker, natalie morales, willie guest and tamron hall, live from rockefeller center. welcome. bittersweet morning as we say good-bye and celebrate the legacy of willard scott.
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look at that, a special honor with the help of mayor de blasio here in new york city. we have renamed our plaza between 48th and 49th street willard scott way. >> such a touching tribute this morning. and al got to spend some time in virginia with our good friend, willard scott. this is somebody who is your second father? to all of us he's uncle willie. he means so much after 35 years. we love him and we miss him already. >> he's not going anywhere yet. >> i know. i know. >> but we'll catch up with you two in just a few minutes. we were just talking too about what a great legacy. the legacy of your career and your life as you made people happy and made people smile. >> no better job or reason to live. i think. >> all the quotes from maya
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angelou on, they say people remember how you treat them. we can talk about willard scott's career and his terrific smile and all the people around here who remember how -- he'd pat you on the back and how he'd treat you. >> barbara bush said it well, i just love that face. i think that's how the whole country feels about willard. the "star wars" premiere, the movie is three days away, but they had the premiere last night. "star wars: the force awakens" out in hollywood. wow! >> that was not animation. >> that was our little knockoff j.j. abrams. >> c3po what are you hearing, that was the question on the red carpet. you have mark hamill, and all the others. this is 38 years after the original. some of the opening forecast they're saying it could generate between 150 to $200 million
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domestically. and eventually -- >> i think more than that. >> and eventually between almost $2 billion worldwide. going to push avatar and all the records to box office history. i don't think we'll be surprised if this is the biggest grossing movie of all time. >> i can't wait to see it. my kids are waiting to see it. >> are they -- >> no, we'll be away on vacation. maybe in a smaller theater. >> good luck with that. >> so basically your kids -- >> they'll see it during spring break. >> no. >> oh, man, the red carpet premiere, i was following twitter last night from the people who were there. and people were saying they have never seen red carpet like it. but it was the longest they have ever seen. one star after the other and then the droids. everything about it. >> have your kids caught up on it? >> we have watched the three originals and then we watched the jar jar binks one.
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i stopped there. i saw george's face go -- >> no, the rest are really good. >> but i think you need to see the bad to truly appreciate the good. if you have the time. it's compare and contrast. when you see this, you'll be jumping out of the seat. >> and everybody basically came out of -- saying that j.j. did it. that says it right there. >> can you imagine, see his interview on "60 minutes." he talked about the pressure and, you know, just knowing that the expectations are so high. >> yeah. >> but, you know, stepping up to that challenge. because we're all so protective of "star wars." but obviously did it. >> reinvigorated the "star trek" franchise. i love what he did. >> 38 years generated this excitement and the same level not more four decades later. the power of that brand through generations. >> to know our kids are watching
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this and it's -- it still stands through the test of time. >> look at this picture on the screen. that's iconic. >> do you remember where you were? >> i was on camp bowie where the church group went to see it. 1977. '77. i remember the marquee. that's what an imprint it made and wanting to be princess leia. >> yeah. >> talking about the toys, the hot one. >> yeah. >> i was -- but my dad did take me to "empire strikes back." that one i remember. >> and also tonight, it's the big gop debate. the last of the year and appropriately in las vegas because this is turning into a brawl. the person who's going to lead our country, but the aesthetics and the theatrics around this, certainly getting interesting. in fact, new polling out, wall street post/abc poll shows
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donald trump with the largest lead over the republican rivals. 38% right now, saying they would support trump. ted cruz at 15%. and at an event last night, donald trump apparently heckled by protesters and they were escorted out by security. this aired this during the news. got very ugly. there was some -- >> yeah. >> some hateful rhetoric being yelled out by people there. we don't know, you know, obviously who these people were. but it got ugly. which is the concern so many have with some of what trump is saying on the campaign trail. not only been criticized by democrats but his fellow republicans as well. yesterday, trump also released his personal physician's -- i guess statement on his health. if you could call it that. it was released by the campaign. the letter starts off with quote, to whom my concern. it went viral on social media.
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the doctor identified as howard boorstin, if elected, i can state donald trump would be the healthiest ever elected to the presidency. this sounds so much like the rhetoric that we hear from donald trump, where, you know, i'll be the best, the best president ever. the doctor says physical strength and stamina are extraordinary and the recent lab tests were astonishing excellent. >> okay, i see an "snl" sketch. i see an "snl" sketch. >> okay, donald, bend over and cough. >> whoa! >> that's one powerful cough. >> i didn't see that coming. >> i didn't know you were going that way. >> you're like the doctor who gave them the exam. >> full proctologist. >> for the record -- they'll
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have one with that one. for the record, the lennox hospital they reacted to the doctor -- at least they did on twitter saying that, you know, those are the doctors' words, not a statement from the hospital. >> right. well, a little distance between them -- >> wow. >> oh, my goodness. all right. well, it the holiday season we're talking about gifts now. sometimes it's hard to figure out what to get your co-workers, right? >> no. >> it can be. because you want to get something that -- >> you know, you don't want to splurge too much, because it will look like you're buying them, if you go too cheap you're going to look too cheap. >> what do you think about a roll of duct tape? >> how do i feel about it? terrible. >> a giant heart shaped box of candy for valentine's day. >> that's inappropriate for many reasons. >> it's old. from valentine's day. a picture of a bear, a bowling
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ball. homemade sausage. >> what are youi talking about? >> this is from career build ore, they did a survey and some of the most unusual gifts. >> someone -- >> i can see homemade sausage. if you were good friends. >> i can see a bowling ball. >> i want to know what goes into the sausage. >> i mean, we like to munch on cookies. >> that's a different story. >> i think you'd enjoy bowling, that's a great gift. >> true. >> i enjoy bowling. >> if you have a bowling league or club. >> you bowl? >> i like -- >> we'll get you that. let's go back to willard scott. >> we have our red corsage. >> retiring after more than 40,000 birthday announcements and al is down there with him. take it away. >> we are here with a guy who as i said is my second dad. at 65 years with nbc. i mean, are you kind of -- it's
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really flown by. >> unbelievable. for you it's flown by. for me it's dragged on forever. no. i'm not unhappy with it. i started with rca, you know that dog? >> yeah. nipper. >> nipper, not hitler. oh, nipper. hitler is not a dog. i don't hear. anyway -- i love my job and the people i work with. i always have. >> you were a big star here in washington, wrc. >> yeah. very wealthy man too. >> that's right. bozo the clown, ronald mcdonald. >> the president for two years. >> i missed that for two years you were president of the united states? and then you came to the "today" show and people weren't ready. the nation -- nobody -- they had never seen -- the sun has come out for us. >> it's on your beautiful head. >> thank you very much. you passed that on to me. i really appreciate that. but really, i mean, you made
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such an impact. it's got to be a pretty good feeling. >> i don't know how much time we've got, but i love this story. i was going down the nbc elevator and an engineer was with me and it was just the two of you. you know, i was in the studio the first day you were on the air. i thought they had lost their minds. [ laughter ] i said, well, thank you very much. he said, you know, my mother in brooklyn is crazy about you. i said that's it. i don't care about engineers. i care about the mothers in brooklyn. i went out and bought a house the next day. >> you made such an impact and a difference in people's lives. i love you. >> we do all right, don't we? >> yeah. >> one day i'll be actually thrilled that you'll pick up the check. i can't wait for that moment. >> willard scott. >> who loves you, baby? >> oh, man. >> my matt lauer hair cut. [ laughter ] >> that's the best.
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>> how sweet. >> guys, back to you. >> all right, thank you so much. i think i speak for the whole country when i say we're going to miss willard scott. >> yeah. >> dylan is in this morning for al as he spends time with willard. >> how do you follow two weathermen like that, right? cheers to willard. we'll miss you. here's a look at what's going on across the country. record high temperatures across the eastern half of the country and in central park we already hit 68 degrees. we hit that at 1:00 in the morning. and records through delaware and into new jersey. we're looking at highs 15 to 20 degrees above average. tomorrow still on the warm side. thursday we're on the warm side. we'll start the cool off a bit as we go into the upcoming weekend as temperatures go from the 60s into the 4 good morning.
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i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's getting a little bit warmer out there. at least we're not dealing with the frost. mostly sunny skies and temperatures will make it up to 58 degrees in the east bay. we're looking at 58 also in the north bay. 55 in the peninsula. you can see the camera shaking around. still quite breezy with mostly sunny skies. and our weather like this continues. cool mornings and a fairly mild afternoon with mostly sunny skies. >> and that's your latest >> and that's your latest forecast. guys? >> dylan, thanks. coming up next in the spirit of the holidays, tamron pays it forward, honoring a woman whose compassion has inspired her. that's after this.
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the lutheran settlement house, a nonprofit that dedicated its whole existence to families who are facing you have to situations from homelessness to domestic violence. when i heard karen's story i immediately knew i wanted to pay it forward to karen in the biggest brightest way possible. >> i'm always here to support you and help you. >> the rochelle pryor and her five children have been living in a shelter for the last eight months but her kids are happy and healthy thanks to a program called the homeless health initiative. >> good job. >> run by the children's hospital of philadelphia. >> when people think about homelessness, what they typically think about are chronically ill homeless men laying on the streets. most people don't think about this invisible population which are families and children. the program provides free medical care, even yoga to thousands of those families living in emergency housing.
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>> we know that there are so many little ones in the shelter that have medical issues that won't be addressed if we don't pay attention to the health k care. >> karen hudson has led the program for the last 15 years bringing high quality health care to those who need it most. >> this is your life's work, your life's passion. what drew you to this. >> when i took over leading the program it became my passion because it's families and children. who wants to see them experiencing homelessness. who wants to see them having the difficult time that they are having. >> karen recently endured a tragic loss of her own. her 26-year-old son, a police officer and firefighter, was fatally shot earlier this year. >> i know that you are were and are incredibly proud of your son and as you walk into shelters to help is he right there in spirit with you?
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>> he is, my dear son. he was so community-minded and he just -- he garnered that spirit for giving back to communities and i just think that life is really about this dash. what are we doing during the time we're here. >> karen's courage is contagious. it's her strength and compassion that inspired me to pay it forward. without her knowing i enlisted the help of the mural art organization to create a mural in honor of karen and her son mark inside the lutheran settlement house where karen's team works. >> artist eric spent over 70 hours painting and installing this masterpiece. >> bring it over to the right more. >> with the help of mark's fellow police officers and firefighte firefighters. >> hoerks my gosh.
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>> it's to pay it forward because you have paid so much forward to everyone. >> i wanted to honor you and pay it forward, so eric's art sift here and i want to show you something. one, two, three. >> and i was terrified. wouldn't to pay it forward. >> mark is still bigger than life, and i'm just overjoyed seeing him living forever. >> sweet. >> karen hudson continues to be a source of strength in her community. she even created an award in her mother's name to honor homeless women who are striving to keep
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their families safe and healthy. if you would like to know more about the homeless health initiative and the lutheran settlement house logon to she is so amazing. and she kept telling us she didn't want to be surprised and i said it's not a surprise, it's a pay it forward, but what you can't see in the shot, all the way up, several floors, there were police officers and firefighters that had come out and lined that building to support mark and karen. >> i love what she said, too, about we only have so much time on the earth, what do you do with it. >> make your mark. >> talking about that with willard this morning and this time of the year, but blessings to you, miss hudson. you are brilliant, and thank you to all of those officers and fire fighters who showed up. god bless you. we're back after this. if you struggle you're certainly not alone. fortunately, many have found a different kind of medicine that lowers blood sugar. imagine what it would be like to love your numbers.
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15% off fragrance gift sets and 40 to 50% off star wars apparel, home and games! kohl's more today - about the man shot and killed st a very good morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we may learn more today about the man shot and killed last night by a policeman in response to a domestic disturbance in gilroy. around 7:00 p.m. at an apartment complex near gilroy high school. police say someone called 911 about a couple involved in a violent fight. officers arrived, they found the man and the woman in a heated dispute in the parking lot. investigators so far have only said one of the officers felt his own life or the woman's life was in danger and the officer opened fire. the woman is okay, and the officer this morning is on paid administrative leave during the investigation. a new case of exploding hover boards. this one here in the bay area.
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a brentwood family tells us they bought the hover board from amazon as a gift for their teenage daughter. after she charged it, it exploded last night. she moved to the front door before it did major damage. amazon stopped selling hover boards due to a string of similar cases tied to the ion batteries. they are also now banning people from transporting hover boards as part of their luggage. i want to check the forecast and the morning commute for you right after this break. weather toss to traffic
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traffic good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're now in the upper 40s across most of the bay area. a little chill to the air with highs reaching into the mid 50s. and into the north bay, we're looking at 57 in santa rosa, 58 in oakland, and pleasanton, a high of 56 degrees. let's see what's happening on the roadways now with mike. >> not as good of a shot, but better for the roadways. we're looking at recovery that
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happened very quickly southbound 101. stopped up across this entire screen just a few minutes ago. the map will show you just south of our camera, we had a crash and overturned vehicle and a couple lanes blocked. took about 25 minutes for that clear. cleared just about seven minutes ago. now we see the recovery right through that same area. should show some clearing as well as the distraction is gone. still a little slow out of san jose and into the rest of silicon valley. slow through oakland. back to you. >> thank you very much. another local news update coming up in half an hour. hope you enjoy your morning.
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taking a look at the headlines. the entire los angeles public school system has been closed because of a threat received this morning. all students in the nation's second largest school system were being sent home or told to stay home. officials say the threat was received electronically and that it mentioned a number of schools. classes were cancelled out of an abundance of caution while school buildings are being checked out. they are expected to be one of the holiday's host gifts but a new federal policy will require people to register their drones with the faa and pay a $5 fee. penalties for failing to register could reach more than $27,000. the new rules are designed to help curb the growing dangers that drones pose to commercial aircraft, and you can see find a link to the grown registry on the faa's website. a new study from canada is
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providing more information about the link between anti-depressants and autism. it concluded that pregnant women almost doubled their child autism risk if they take the class of anti-depressants that includes prozac, zoloft and paxil duringled second or third trimester of pregnancy. the study found though no impact if taken during the first trimester. still for women who are taking anti-depressants during taking during pregnancy, researchers found they have a one-half of 1% increase in having an autistic child. if you haven't mailed off your holiday packages just yet and you want it to get there before christmas, you're running out of time. according to a report in "the wall street journal" took an average of seven days longer than last year for orders placed on cyber monday to arrive. free shipping is at least partially to blame as retailers tend to choose slower and cheaper ways to ship those packages. call it the calm before the storm. santa's helpers are having a little fun before their busiest
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week of the year. more than 300 surfing santas hit the waves in australia today, and they say they shattered the guinness record for the world's biggest surfing lesson. since it is only a lesson, didn't matter if santa had any trouble staying upright on the board. hang 10, santa. a check of the weather now from dylan. >> feel like they could have done that up and down the east coast. doesn't feel like christmas around here with temperatures running 15 to 20 degrees above average. where it is going to be snowy, that's in denver where visibility has been reduced. lots of delays at denver airport. northern plains in the upper midwest will see that snow eventually start to move in and tomorrow north dakota and north and south dakota where we'll see a few inches of good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's cooler than average across the bay area. especially during the morning hours. but it's starting to warm up and we're heading into the upper 50s
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today. 58 in the east bay and the north bay. san francisco up to 57 degrees. 55 in the peninsula. and the south bay will be at 56 degrees. into the next few days, our temperatures will be warming up a few more degrees with more sunshine. we're getting ready for some heavy rain as we head into the weekend. we'll keep you up to date on that. and that's your latest forecast. tamron? >> hey, dylan, how are you. come up to my party. it's my tuesday trend, and you know what i call this area my -- what's going on, everybody? willie, you at my club? hey. we're celebrating. willie doesn't know how to kwan but natalie knows how to whip and nae-nae. this is our "pop fix" space and now my cocktail party so come on in and i have with me some awesome people. kate, my assistant, alex morgan, but most important you need a good chef and i have with me the chef and owner of my favorite res trarngts one of them, pig and cow, and we also have a
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bartender that's very hand some with the brooklyn beard, ben, baroosh, the restaurant manager and leah's fiance. we've got couples. thanks for coming to my party. you look like you're having fun. >> alex is at the bar. >> always one guest who never leaves the bar. >> okay. and so i asked leah and ben to help us out. do a little cocktail party, 12 or fewer people, maybe some co-workers and maybe your neighbors, the people you carpool and help shuttle kids around. this is for you. so you've got some ideas for us. >> yes. >> okay. what do we have here? >> this is some easy, fun, party appetizers. >> okay. >> and so you can do everything in advance so you can party with your friends. >> because that's key. you don't want to be cooking and preparing things. you want to party. >> right. you want to have time to spend. >> you've got chicken here. >> and what's that. >> coconut milk. >> use canned coconut milk. >> some fish sauce.
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a little tumeric boweder. >> and the key is it looks like you did a lot of work but because of the flavor and leah is good with exotic spices that you can find at any grocery store but you're not just hanging over the oven. >> and can you find everything in the grocery store. >> marinate is for how long? >> overnight if you want the flavors to come in and we put them on secures and the secures are soaking for at least 30 minutes because you don't want them to burn. >> all of that is prepping and you do other things. put that on the grill, grill them in the pan and put them there and three to four minutes on each side and you're done. >> this will all be on what's the sauce? >> peanut sauce, and it's very simple and can you headache it in advance. so it probably takes ten minutes. >> perfect. >> and the night before. >> again on our website. >> a shrimp cocktail, my version of the shrimp cocktail. the shrimp is marinated in garlic, cilantro and/. do it the night before, marinate it, and then we'll make the cocktail sauce and put the
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shrimp on. >> shrimp on the barbie. >> and the time it takes to cook the shrimp you can make the sauce. >> what's in the sauce, sricha and sweet chilli sauce. >> natalie turned around. >> i like using the canned tomato paste because it has a very strong tomato flavor which is important in a cocktail sauce. >> i like this. i don't like when you have to bite three and four times at a cocktail party, got my handbag and drink. i want to hit it and go, hit it and go. >> and then you have the sliders. >> pork, a little sricha mayo. >> and i asked ben to make us a drink. you should really do a couple of wines and one good cocktail so you're not mixing drinks all night. what's in this one, ben is >> we made a batch cocktail so you don't have to mix drinks all night, with begin. festive party occasion, top it off with prosecco and keep it afford whabl you're topping it
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off. >> like under 10 bucks. >> easily. >> simple cocktail party. you know what, the people in your neighborhood, maybe not do the progressive dinner do, this and i vite them over. i'm going to fire my deejay because i was expecting hip-hop because i was going to hit that kwon and next party,, what do we have? going to have country's next big superstar and we'll catch up with the singing sensation right with the singing sensation right after this. ( ♪ ) just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something. walgreens has great gifts like toys, beauty gift sets, and photo gifts, and it's all just a hop, skip, and a bark away. right now, save 50% on the gift of the week. right now, save 50%
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attention of miley cyrus, co-writing the break-up anthem "maybe you're right" for cyrus' album "bangers." since then she's released her own "welcome to cam country." cam's first single "my miss take" was teached by "billboard" earlier this year as one of tomorrow's hits. ♪ i've been sleepwalking >> and her chart-topping second single "burning house" has climbed all the way to number four on billboard's hot country song. cam was even selected as one of cmt's next women of country. now, she's joining brad paisley on the road for his crushing it world tour in 2016. as she continues to crush it herself with the release of her debut album and a grammy nomination. >> cam is with us now. cam, good morning. >> good morning. that was really nice watching all that. >> well, it's got to be a little
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bit crazy for you. not long ago you were making that plea on kick starter. i think it's a good measure of how far you've come. a few years ago you attended the grammys, a friend of yours got tickets and you sat in the back of the house and here you are nominated this year. >> yeah. it's like slowly sinking in. it's actually sinking in. even more, you guys doing it to me. >> "burning house" i love that song. you actually caught on fire, your dress. >> well, we were very safe and did flame retardant everything and had a flaming cocktail moment. >> sgloempt where it kivon exploded. the girl's hand was okay but it dropped on the train of the dress. >> and was like on fire. >> and your first instinct is to run and if i run the fire comes with me, so don't run, and like the fireman, stampout training exercise for all the guys kind of working with the city fire department so it was really cool. >> glad you survived the video shoot. great video and want you to be
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safe first. 2010, thinking about going to graduate school for psychology, was it? >> yes. >> but then you decided to go to nashville instead. >> yeah. >> tell me about that decision. why did you do it? >> well, i talked with my professor at the time, and i -- i said i'm considering going into music. it's been a hobby for a long time but i kind of feel like i should go into that. what do you think i should do? doing pretty well at psychology and she said picture yourself 80 years old looking back on your life and what would you regret not having done, music or psychology, and i was like, okay, i'm going to go with music. >> you took your shot and it's paying off. >> absolutely. >> well, boy, is it ever paying off because come on in here, we've got a special surprise. "burning house" now is certified platin platinum. there you go. >> am i allowed to swear on tv. >> yellow roses because yellow
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is your favorite color. >> holy smokes. i'm always wearing yellow. >> what does this mean? >> this means i don't have to explain myself at christmas. everybody is like we know what you do for a living. >> all have you to do is care they around with you. >> i'll just carry with it me everywhere i go. hard work from so many people. makes me so happy and so proud. >> we're happy for you. >> thank you. >> and we'll see next why this is a platinum r introducing kisses deluxe chocolates.
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you close ♪ ♪ and the two of us went up in smoke ♪ ♪ love isn't all that it seems ♪ i did you wrong ♪ i'll stay here with you until this dream is gone ♪ ♪ i've been sleepwalking, been wondering all night ♪ ♪ trying to take what's lost and broke and make it right ♪ ♪ i've will be sleepwalking too close to the fire ♪ ♪ but it's the only place that i can hold you tight ♪ ♪ in this burning house ♪ i see you at a party, and you look the same ♪ ♪ i could take you back but people don't really change ♪
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♪ i wish that we could go back in time ♪ ♪ and i'd be the one you thought you'd find ♪ ♪ love isn't all that it seems ♪ i did you wrong ♪ i'll stay here with you until this dream is gone ♪ ♪ i've been sleepwalking, been wondering all night ♪ ♪ trying to take what's lost and broke and make it right ♪ ♪ i've been sleepwalking too close to the fire ♪ ♪ but it's the only place that i can hold you tight ♪ ♪ in this burning house
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♪ flames are getting bigger now ♪ ♪ in this burning house ♪ i can hold on to you somehow in this burning house ♪ ♪ oh, and i don't wanna wake up in this burning house ♪ ♪ i've been sleepwalking, been wandering all night ♪ ♪ trying to take what's lost and broke and make it right ♪ ♪ i've been sleepwalking too close to the fire ♪ ♪ but it's the only place that i can hold you tight ♪ ♪ in this burning house
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>> the platinum single is "burning house" and the album is "untame." cam, thank you. we're pack in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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today: ==topvo== san jose city council members are expected to sign off on new freeway signs honoring fallen san jose police officer michael good morning. everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. happening today, san jose city council members expected to sign off on new freeway signs honoring michael johnson. johnson died after responding to a call last march involving a suicidal gunman.
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state lawmakers in september approved designating part of highway 87 for johnson. the signs expected to be in place by spring, will cost about $6,000. let's check your weather this morning. >> we will slowly see those temperatures warming up as we go through today with a lot of sunshine and breezy wind. we'll see more of this heading into the next couple of days. no major changes until the weekend when we'll have some more rain moving through. let's see what's happening on the roadways now with mike. >> we look over here towards palo alto, where we still have a slower drive from university down to the embarcadero. off ramp now. i told you last report that they had cleared the crash. i didn't do any of the work. i'm just reporting. still slower drive. el camino not a too bad, but surface street traffic. northbound routes coming out of silicon valley and heading up the peninsula as well. we see a lighter flow of traffic, so even tuesday traffic
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not so bad. makes things look a little slow through there. >> we'll have another local news update for you in half an hour. see you then. why let someone else have all the fun?
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