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caucuses. coverage of that continues right now as we try to take a peek outside at san francisco. there is your standard shot for your visitors. we'll see you in 25. good morning. >> thank you, io good morning. >> thank you, iowa. >> nbc news declares hillary clinton the apparent winner in iowa, while sanders says it's a tie. and ted cruz takes it to trump. >> god bless the great state of iowa. >> the front runner no more? and marco rubio's strong finish, the surprise of the night. >> so this is the moment they said would never happen. >> the candidates already in new hampshire this morning. sounding the alarm. >> a public health emergency of international concern. >> the zika outbreak now being declared a global crisis, the
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pentagon set to evacuate u.s. military families from hot zones, the number of infected growing by the day while a vaccine is said to be years away. and blizzard in the heartland, a big storm dumping heavy snow from kansas to michigan. another 31 million bracing for severe storms in the south. al is tracking both systems and we will get that all important longer range forecast life from punxsutawney, good, groundhog day, tuesday, february 2nd. >> announcer: this is too "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. well dom to "today" on a tuesday morning. we got out of dodge right in time, not dodge city, sioux city, iowa. >> take a look at the video of sioux city. the snow came in after the caucuses ended last night. we had a wonderful time in iowa
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yesterday, but they are dealing with a big snowstorm, al will tell us more in a second. >> the political results did not disappoint. on the republican side it was ted cruz's night fueled by record turn out. the texas senator topped donald trump, marco rubio hard on their heels just 1% behind trump? >> in the democratic race a historically close contest, hillary clinton the apparent winner but that didn't come until very early in morning. both clinton and sanders left iowa without a clear cut winner being declared. >> when i say it doesn't disappoint i mean there was a lot of suspense well into the night. how will these results reshape the election with the next primary, new hampshire just one week away? let's start our coverage. we have peter alexander starting us off. peter, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. ted cruz handed here in new hampshire just a matter of hours ago. his campaign team popping champagne on its charter jet in from iowa. cruz making history, becoming the first republican to get into a bitter dual with donald trump
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and emerge the winner. in iowa a political earthquake, but not the kind donald trump was expecting. >> to god be the glory. >> reporter: powered by a wave of strong support from evangelical christians ted cruz claimed victory over his billionaire rival. >> iowa has sent notice that the republican nominee and the next president of the united states will not be chosen by the media. >> thank you very much. i love you people. >> reporter: for the first time candidate who cast himself as the ultimate winner, a rare show of graciousness and brevity in defeat, speaking for barely three minutes. >> i want to tell you something, i'm just honored. i'm really honored and i want to congratulate ted and i want to con late all of the incredible candidates. >> reporter: friending overnight this 2013 trump tweet, no one remembers who came in second. on this night the poll obsessed candidate mentioned just one set
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of numbers and for the first time sounded cautious about his chances in new hampshire. >> we have a poll we're at 28 points ahead. okay. new hampshire, we love new hampshire. i think we're going to be proclaiming victory, i hope. >> for months they told us we had no chance. >> reporter: solidifying his position as the answer to two anti-establishment outsiders, marco rubio. >> they told me that we have no chance because my hair wasn't gray enough and my boots were too high. >> reporter: the 44-year-old's opening line. >> so this is the moment they said would never happen. >> reporter: a near perfect reflection of another freshman senator who won iowa eight years ago. >> they said this day would never come. >> reporter: but historic night punk waiting a record setting day with more than 180,000 caucus goers, the most before. a gop county head telling nbc news we're busting at the seams. after his fourth place finish ben carson slammed the cruz campaign.
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>> that is really quite a dirty trick. >> accusing his competitor of spreading rumors that carson would be dropping off after the neurosurgeon announced he was heading home to florida to get a fresh change of clothes. >> reporter: and what happens humbled by a loss donald trump has been stun i thinkly silent on his favorite mega phone, twitter, he hasn't tweeted since before last night's caucuses, the thing to watch is how he responds and adjusts going forward. this morning marco rubio is touting what he has described as momentum. his campaign revealing they will get a new endorsement from the south carolina senator, ted scott. >> south carolina voting after hb. peter, thank you very much. >> shortly after his victory speech cruz spoke out to nbc news before he headed off to new hampshire. he had a lot of interesting things to say about the results in iowa. nbc's hallie jackson caught up with him. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. and this morning senator cruz is catching up on some sleep as you heard peter say, we only lapped
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on his plane two hours ago in hb and ted cruz is already on the move again, heading to south carolina today then back to new hampshire tonight. a state that doesn't seem like a natural fit from him but where momentum from iowa could put him in the top two here. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. >> congratulations. >> thank you. it has been a remarkable victory. it's really a testament to the grass roots. it is courageous conservatives all across iowa, all across the country who stood up today and had their voices heard. >> you are one of the few candidates in this race who has gone sort of toe to toe with trump and taken a punch from him or taken some body shots as you might phrase it. >> there is a big question mark on your head and you can't do that to the party. >> how does this reflect in what you might do with your closest competitor, donald trump, moving forward? >> listen, my approach to donald and everybody else has been not
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to go in the mud, not to engage in the insults and attacks. if he or anyone else insults me i don't respond in kind. >> you've you've attacked him. >> i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> i do think differences on policy, on record, on substance, that's fair game, but i think the voters are not interested in politicians bickering like school children and, you know, i will note the last two winners of the iowa caucus came out of this caucus with no money, they were broke and they did not have the national team or infrastructure to be in a position to be able to compete effectively and win the nomination. we are in a marketedly different position. >> you like to say this is a two-race but given marco rubio's showing tonight, what many would consider a strong third, isn't this a three-man race now? >> that's going to be up to the voters. i amused at listening to the media about what an impressive third place finish. what i think is impressive is the 50,000 courageous conservatives that stood up in the state of iowa and gave us
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the largest victory in a republican caucus in the history of this state. >> so third place doesn't matter? >> i think marco is terrific, i think donald is terrific, i think everyone in the field is terrific. what i am encouraged by is the grass roots army that is coming together that is getting strong and stronger and stronger each and every day. >> what does this mean for you going forward? you head to new hampshire and south carolina? what's the strategy for you? how do you win the nomination from here? >> it's very much the same thing as what we did in iowa, what we're doing in new hampshire, south carolina, nevada and all across the country. we are answering the questions of the men and women in new hampshire and earning the votes one person at a time. >> and looking forward to what's happening here in new hampshire, senator cruz elaborated on that saying he will do what he did in iowa, get on the ground, do that retail poll ticking at house parties, vhw halls and here at places like duncan doughnuts, guys, that coffee shop that's u bic which to us in new england. >> hallie, thank you very much.
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>> this race will run on dinken for the next couple weeks. heading into the iowa caucus we knew the democratic race was tight and the results proved that. hillary clinton the apparent winner but bernie sanders is calling it a virtual tie. andrea mitchell is covering that way. she has made her way to new hampshire overnight as well. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was the closest democratic iowa caucus race in history with hillary clinton apparently staving off another embarrassing upset in the state, but arriving here a few hours ago in new hampshire without the momentum that she was hoping for. >> i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief. thank you, iowa. >> iowa, thank you. >> reporter: early this morning hillary clinton was named the apparent winner of the iowa caucuses. after an extremely close race with bernie sanders. who responded to the news after arriving in new hampshire this morning. >> and do you anticipate contesting this vote count at all?
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>> honestly we just got off the plane and we don't know enough to say anything about it. >> reporter: a race so tight that in a few caucus precincts some county delegates were decided by a coin toss, something party officials recommend to settle disputed counts. >> it looks like we will have about half of the iowa delegates. >> reporter: for sanders the tension was high. watching the results come in from his hotel room, pacing in front of the television, even delaying his flight to new hampshire, hoping to see the final call. it only came after he left. and after a chaotic night there are questions that the iowa democratic party was unprepared. the sanders campaign accusing the party of not properly training their precinct chairs. now both candidates are looking ahead to new hampshire where sanders has a massive lead. and clinton is calling herself a progressive, aligning herself with sanders' issues. >> i am a progressive who gets things done for people. >> reporter: while sanders still
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firing up his base. >> what iowa has begun tonight is a political revolution. >> reporter: both campaigns coming out of iowa in a fight that has just begun. and sanders has proved just how much fight he's got left in him. he came directly from his plane on that overnight flight a few hours ago, going out to a pickup truck, greeting his supporters that had been waiting for hours to greet him there. this is going to be a much tougher fight than anyone had expected, savannah and matt. >> andrea mitchell, thank you so much. >> let's bring in chuck todd and nicolle wallace, long night for you, nice to have you with us this morning. >> where am i? >> let's start on the republican side. yesterday morning you told us the cruz campaign was supremely confident. we interviewed donald trump yesterday morning, he seemed uncharacteristically subdued. >> exactly. >> did they know it was coming? >> i think the cruz camp definitely knew it was coming.
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i had seen them at lunch the day before, they were so calm, they hung out for so long there were no frantic cellphone calls i said they either knew they were going to win or knew they were going to lose. they had built a model to go to the capacity of 170,000, they knew they were going to do well last night. >> what is trump supposed to make of this? is it just, do you know what, he didn't organize well in the end for iowa and it's iowa specific or is this a sign that perhaps that support you see in polls over and over again that there's less than meets the eye when it comes down to voters going in and writing down his name? >> the answer to both of your questions is yes, meaning that, look, his people are not people that are used to participating in the process, guess what that means, you've got to work even harder to get them out to vote. you have to work them harder. look, he spent -- he crammed for a college exam and he did a lot of really good organizing in the last ten days of this. i think now we look back he may have saved himself from
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finishing second. it may have plummeted further had he not put the extra effort that he did the last ten days. >> cruz gets bragging rights, he heads forward to new hampshire, fewer religious conservatives there, a lot of people who describe themselves as independent, how does he play there? >> he's going to emphasize different parts of his resumé, but he is so well known as this i had logically pure guy that doesn't get along with his establishment buddies. rubio is the guy that can make the best case against cruz in iowa. trump has used up all of his attacks, he went through canada, through his litany of attacks, i don't know what trump has left but rubio really hasn't engaged cruz in front of that new hampshire electorate in a way yet that i think we will see. >> think about rubio's next week. on the one hand maybe the donations and endorsements will pour in, on the other hand the attacks from every single corner they're coming. >> if you're marco rubio they've been coming. it's unbelievable. nobody was attacked more in paid
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media in the mailboxes on the television, marco rubio and look what he ended up doing. so on one hand you have to be very impressed at his resilience. look, i do think he has got to finish second in new hampshire, minimum. i think he is going to get an opportunity. >> rubio. >> rubio. but ted cruz has a shot at second. there is going to be a fascinating three-way race with one wild card yet, probably john kasich who could make some noise, maybe christie makes some noise, but that order, one, two, three, will be the story. >> let's not ignore the democrats, hillary clinton gets to come out of iowa and say technically i'm the winner but this had to be a near death experience for the ones presumptive nominee. >> let's call it what it is she avoided a complete disaster. a win is a win, it would have been a disaster if she would have lost. bernie sanders has to feel great and yet you can look at it another way and say, if he couldn't beat her under these conditions in this state, how is he going to beat her in places like south carolina, alabama,
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where the electorate is more diverse? all that said you could just feel it. the clinton campaign may have won technically they're acting like they lost the sanders campaign is acting like they won. >> thanks so much. go get some sleep. we will have a lot more on the iowa results and impact on both races moving forward just ahead. now to a pivotal court hearing in the case against bill cosby. could his legal team get criminal charges dismissed? stephanie gosk is at the courthouse. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. bill cosby's legal team are back in court arguing that those criminal charges be thrown out all together. cosby denies the allegation that he drugged and sexual assaulted andrea con sin over a decade ago in montgomery county. the district attorney at the time did not cress charges and he says he struck is deal with cosby that he couldn't press charges going forward if the comedian sat down to testify in a civil case. cosby testified.
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now, that deposition is at the heart of the charges being filed today against cosby by an entirely different district attorney. it is the first time that cosby has faced criminal charges even though there are dozens of similar allegations out there, he has denied them all. a legal expert here in pennsylvania tells us that he has -- he and his team have an uphill battle in court. without a court ordered immunity deal and there doesn't appear to be one in this case the trial goes forward. matt, back to you. >> stephanie gosk. thank you very much. the fbi has taken to social media in the search for a former agent who disappeared in iran back in 2007. on its facebook page the fbi is asking for information on the where abouts of robert levinson. he had been working for the cia in what u.s. intelligence officials have called a rogue operation.
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the iranian government denies any information about his appearance. let's go to california. an english teacher was arrested for allegedly helping in an escape. they said they would not charge nooshafarin ravaghi. they said she provided the inmates with a view of the complex. she faced a judge for the first time since their capture this weekend. investigators revealed the fugitives kidnapped a taxi driver at gunpoint and held him captive for a week while arguing on whether to kill him. eventually, though, they let the man go. weather is another big story this morning. that midwest storm has not disappointed so far. >> has not. we have a blizzard going on and the risk of strong storms and tornadoes to talk about. let's get to it. i will give you an idea, look at the swath of blizzard warnings, winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories stretching
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from colorado all the way up into michigan. this is an intense snowstorm. so much so you're starting to see lightning fire up, thunder snow as it heads towards sioux city. let's get the latest, jim cantore in sioux city right now. jim. >> al, i can't believe you're missing all the fun throughout here. we're getting crushed. you can't see six feet to a mile. a side road, the interstate not a lot of cars from what i can see, even the ones that occasionally do go by are moving at 30 to 35 miles an hour. they've shut down everything today except for government offices but believe it or not they're telling everybody if they come in today they have to take a vacation day. winds will be the lightest so far, we are not quite at that delivered criteria, but they will pick up even after the snow ends later this afternoon and tonight. dangerous situation i-80, interstate 39, stay home. >> anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of snow in that swath. then ahead of this system we have this warm moist air, 31
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million people at risk for strong storms. the storms will start developing later today, but we've also got not only this slight risk area, we've also got in enhanced risk from louisville all the way down into central mississippi and alabama, we've got the risk of tornadoes, super cells, these wind gusts 70 miles per hour, possible tornadoes and thunderstorms as this line pushes east. these storms could continue overnight, the most dangerous time we're going to be watching this very, very closely during the day and on into tonight. we will get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. alabama, we've got the risk of we will get to your local that's the difference between ordinary everyday and exquisitely delicious in an everyday sort of way. because with a name like smucker's, it has to be good.
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we are seeing a wet commute this morning all across the bay area with the heaviest rain moving down the peninsula and into the south bay. some spotty light showers elsewhere. and temperatures are chilly, so bundle up as you grab the umbrella and head out the door. temperatures right at about 46 degrees, heading into the low to mid-50s today. east bay up to 53 degrees and low visibility as we look at the bay bridge. in the tri-valley, 56 degrees. groundhog's day. we go live to punxsutawney. they're getting ready to bring phil out of his burro. if he sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter. if any of the candidates see their shadow, ten more months of campaigning. >> wrangler saw his shadow this morning. alabama, we've got the risk of
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we will get to your local ney p >> he's out. >> did he see his shadow? >> six more weeks of winter. >> he did? >> he will see his shadow. there you have it. >> he looks good. >> they have 10,000 tv lights. >> you're reading the groundhog's mind. >> i'm one with the groundhog. >> trust me, he saw the shadow. >> thank you very much. coming up, more about iowa. it's now in the rear-view mirror and new hampshire is straight ahead. is the republican field down to a three-person race? plus, zika a worldwide emergency. the pentagon offering to relocate at-risk military families stationed overseas. what's being done to stop the virus from spreading. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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today. a slight mist along with low visibility in spots. you'll have to deal with that as you head out the door. also some chilly temperatures. we'll start to see this rain rolling to the south and clearing out by early afternoon. later on today it will be all clear ahead of the next round of rain set to arrive heading into tomorrow afternoon. let's check in now with mike to see how that impacts the morning commute. >> well, carrie, we have slicker roads and i've seen a number of spots where folks have kind of used the windshield wipers intermittently. if the sun comes out, keep those headlights on for safety's sake and the law. getting better for the east shore freeway and recovery after the earlier crash at west hercules cleared up just moments ago. jammed up across the bridge. the red shows you where things are really slowing down through san mateo off the san mateo bridge and north 181 from the
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airport. thank you. >> thank you for joining us as well. another local news update coming up in half an hour.
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7:30 on a tuesday morning. groundhog day, february 2nd, 2016. nice group of people outside who all saw their shadows this morning. >> al is demanding a recount. >> i want a recount. all stations are clear around punxsutawney. one little cloud bank obviously. >> i guess it's going to be you versus the groundhog. politics is a big story of the morning. we'll have all the results from iowa in a moment. let's look at the other headlines. weather is there. phil didn't see his shadow, but winter is raging across the country this morning. a blizzard warning from kansas to minnesota. in the south, severe storms expected to produce heavy rain and tornadoes.
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there is an important court hearing in the criminal case against bill cosby. his attorneys are trying to get the charges that he sexually assaulted a woman 12 years ago tossed out. expected to testify for the defense, the former district attorney who, in 2005, found insufficient, credible and admissible evidence in that case. a meeting at the white house will be closely watched today. president obama sitting down with paul ryan for lunch. this is their first one-on-one since ryan became house speaker last october. as savannah just mentioned, the big story is the iowa caucuses. let's start with the democrats. hillary clinton eking out an apparent win over bernie sanders by the slimmest of margins. nbc's andrea mitchell is following that side of the story for us. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. this is the most incredible story because if it holds up, it's only one or two delegates now for the apparent victory of clinton over bernie sanders. this is after she has campaigned for almost a year in iowa.
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where she had a better organization. at this point, she is in a virtual tie. sanders is declaring victory, in that he came up against her tough organization. he is a 74-year-old democratic socialist who isn't even a member of the democratic party. so this is really a reality check. a tough reality check for hillary clinton. she has to realize now that she only got a smattering of votes of younger people. he got 70% of those under 30. this is a tough road ahead, especially in the caucus states where he should be strong. >> thank you very much. the results were more clear cut on the republican side. ted cruz scored an upset over donald trump. for that story, let's go back to nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning again to you. >> savannah, good morning. it was a commanding victory for ted cruz. here are the standings from last night, resetting the table going forward. ted cruz with 28% support of iowa caucus goers. donald trump a disappointing
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second at 24%. marco rubio at 23%. his campaign is casting that as a significant victory. catapulting him forward, as they view it, as the anti-trump, anti-cruz answer to those two gentlemen. here in the state, cruz landed a short time ago. his team popping champagne on their chartered jet to the state. this is a critical state for donald trump. he's had a wide lead in the polls. with the libertarian minded voters. he should be more likely to get the support of them than a ted cruz. but a top ted cruz adviser telling me they are confident that they can replicate the successful organization that helped catapult them to victory last night in iowa. a matter of moments ago down the block from us at the airport, marco rubio met with patrons at a nearby diner, insisting to them he will be here every day this week. he's confident he, too, can try to pull out a win. matt and savannah.
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>> peter, thank you very much. msnbc and bloomberg politics mark halperin is with us now. good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> you jumped on the plane with cruz after his victory in iowa last night and flew to new hampshire. set the scene. what was the mood like? >> it was excited. ted cruz is not a normally emotional guy. he was emotional last night at his victory event. he got the results separately. he was traveling to des moines from a caucus. he reunited with his wife and father and they were emotional. senator cruz is a passionate guy about his policy positions, but he's also a great political operative. he knows what he built in iowa with the money he has in the bank, more money than all the other establishment candidates combined, more money than anybody but donald trump's bank account, and the organization he's built elsewhere, he is a candidate who will be in the finals after this win in iowa. it's a pretty good place to be for a guy who a year ago was not given much of a chance by many
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to be one of the strongest candidates in the field. >> mark, what's fun about new hampshire coming next is there is precedent for wildly different results, and candidates coming out of nowhere and doing well in new hampshire when they were a blip in iowa. what do you see shaping up next? what did the loss to donald trump do to him, in this aura of political invulnerability he developed? >> donald trump is new to politics and facing a position that many candidates face. going into iowa with high expectations and fighting back in new hampshire. donald trump has been a fighter in his career. not in politics. we'll see what he's made of. there are five other guys who think they can win the primary. ted cruz could by getting the conservative vote consolidated. john kasich has done well. jeb bush, chris christie, marco rubio. he comes in here strong. there are six people who think they can win the primary. it'll be a wild seven days. >> you talked about money with ted cruz.
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let's talk about money with bernie sanders. he raised $20 million in the month of january. he basically gets a draw in iowa. what happens with him in new hampshire? >> he's already ahead here. he is, as you suggested, i think, going to raise tens of millions of dollars off of his strong performance in iowa. make no mistake. hillary clinton is the favorite to win the democratic nomination. she will be until sanders proves he can win beyond iowa or new hampshire. the clintons don't like to have less money than the people they're running against. i think going forward hillary clinton may have to beat sanders with less money in the bank. an extraordinary position for her to be in against a democratic socialist who is raising his money in small dollar donations against her big donations, the old fashioned way. >> mark halperin, thanks so much. appreciate it. >> thanks. weather has been another big story for us. let's get a check from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by kay jewelers.
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i trust dog chow enough to feed it to my dog every single day. we're back at 7:42. new urgency this morning when it comes to dealing with the zika virus. >> the world health organization is declaring the virus a public health emergency. the new steps are being taken to protect americans living overseas. nbc's tom costello is in washington with more. tom, good morning. >> good morning. the pentagon now says it will relocate any at-risk u.s. military families from zika hot zones. the world health organization was accused of waiting too long on ebola. now, this public health emergency means the world's top experts are focused on understanding the virus and working on ways to stop it. >> reporter: there is no vaccine, no treatment, no cure. health experts convinced the zika virus may be linked to cases of microcephaly, babies born with small heads and brains.
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the world health organization is declaring an emergency. >> we need coordinated international response to make sure that we get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: in brazil alone, more than 4,000 babies have been born with microcephaly. nbc's rehema ellis met a new mother with her one day old baby. david ezekial. >> what do you hope for your baby boy? >> i'm waiting to see how he develops. >> reporter: for most people, researchers continue to insist the zika virus carries little to no risk. at most, mild flu-like symptoms that pass quickly. if a zika mosquito bites a pregnant mother, the unborn child can be at great risk. the cdc added four destinations to the list of countries and territories women should avoid if they're pregnant or could become pregnant. pregnant women who have already traveled to zika hot zones should be closely monitored. >> i would suggest to have an open conversation with an ob. i'm pregnant now.
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what do we need to do to monitor the baby's progress? >> reporter: while a vaccine could be years away, one company is on the ground in northern brazil, taking the battle directly to the mosquitos that spread zika. releasing genetically modified mosquitos. >> when they mate with a female, the offspring fails to develop. >> reporter: the company claims an 80% success rate. a small victory in a fast spreading public health emergency. >> experts say they see little risk of this becoming a pandemic in the united states. one point i'd like to make again, because i've been asked many, many times over the last few weeks, researchers believe if you're a woman and not pregnant and you're bitten by a zika-carrying mosquito, the virus should work its way through your system in two weeks and not impact a future pregnancy. again, that's assuming you are not pregnant when you're bitten. back to you. >> that's important. tom costello, thank you very much. coming up, we'll shift gears. if you want to excel at world,
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>> we see who is trending outside of the candidates. when hillary clinton took the stage in iowa, social media users were distracted by -- look closely -- that fella. we've done some digging around. here is the back story. drake university student peter stole the show with everything from the stickers on his face and his expressions, to his coveted dance moves, dare i say. as far as twitter goes, the results were in early, the real winner of the democratic iowa caucus is the sticker guy. that's what one person said there. then we have even more. sticker kid is a hero we deserve. that's what we deserve, guys. jayson said sticker kid is making america great again. guess what? he's so excited about his son's claim to fame, he's tweeted, lol, i trended on twitter #bucket list. you have to turn sbiet a
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. still some light rain all across the bay area, and some of the spotty rain is creating a slick commute as you head out the door. some mist and drizzle now in san francisco. we'll start to see this clearing up as we go through the rest of the morning and some sunshine breaking out by the evening commute. but it will still be chilly with highs reaching only into the 50s. into the day tomorrow, we'll be getting ready for another round of rain, but this one won't arrive until the afternoon. let's see how the roads are ç moving. mike? >> kari, kind of a weathery shot. the drizzle, the rain, the wet roadways. there is slowing on 280, as you would expect. the entire stretch, it slows in this area of 280. slowing the same thing for 87 and 17 turning into 880. there's your silicon valley.
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expect traffic across san mateo. rain dappling the roadway, so expect some slickness. laura? fans are flocking to the super bowl 50 area. expect a patdown before you are allowed inside. comedian bill crosby tries to get criminal charges against him tossed. there is raw video of cosby entering the courthouse. the bay area school district grappling with an issue most parents wish they didn't have to worry about. i'll have another local news update for you in about half an hour today. hope you get a chance to enjoy. kind of a soggy day out there, but we'll get breaks in the rain as kari had mentioned as well. lots going on in the bay area.
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>> i said that and everybody laughed at me. it was ridiculous. your teeth, fat little nose. everything is wrong. >> the legendary lauren hutton opens up about how she changed the face of fashion and what it's like stepping back into the spotlight at the age of 72. behind the music. from michael jackson to whitney houston, surprising stories about some of the biggest pop stars in the world from legendary record producer l.a. reid. today, tuesday, february 2nd, 2016. >> happy 60th birthday, mom. we love you! >> we're from florida. >> bringing west virginia to the big apple. >> we came all the way from texas to "today." we love y'all. >> we're on "today"! >> welcome back to "today." tuesday, february 2nd, 2016.
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it's a chilly day out here on our plaza. not to bring up bad memories for al, but it's groundhog's day. punxsutawney phil didn't see his shadow. >> only 17 times in 129 years has he not seen his shadow. >> historic day, isn't it, al? >> the fix is in. >> speaking of results -- >> professional jealousy there. >> we have a lot to get to, starting with the results of a big event yesterday. the iowa caucuses, round one in this presidential race. ted cruz took round one on the republican side. hillary clinton squeaked out a win on the democratic side. all the candidates are headed for new hampshire. nbc national correspondent peter alexander has more on that for us. peter, good morning. >> good morning. from new hampshire, the first in the nation votes taking place here one week from today. ted cruz, of course, with the commanding victory last night. donald trump, who has casted himself as the ultimate winner,
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suffering his first political defeat. putting more pressure on trump to pull off a win here next week. what happened in iowa? in the words of a leading iowan republican, he told us, trump was selling the sizzle, not the steak. iowans were hungry for more. >> god bless the great state of iowa. >> reporter: ted cruz tripped up trump. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa. and all across this great nation. >> reporter: donald trump, bold, brash, unconventional. this morning, second and subdued. >> i want to congratulate ted. >> reporter: trump's speech uncharacteristic, short and with a touch of doubt. >> we finished second and i'm honored. we love new hampshire. we're going torre -- to be proclaiming victory, i hope. >> reporter: marco rubio pulled
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off a much stronger third place showing that predicted 1 percentage point behind trump, leaving the freshman senator in the thick of the race. >> the people of this great state sent a clear message. after seven years of barack obama, we are not waiting any longer to take our country back. >> wow! what a night. >> reporter: early this morning, the iowa democratic party declared hillary cliry clinton the winner. with less than one percent of the votes separating her from sanders. >> as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa. >> reporter: as he boarded his charter and headed for new hampshire, sanders was not yet ready to concede defeat. >> it looks like we'll have about half of the iowa delegates. >> how does it feel, senator? >> great. >> reporter: responding to clinton's apparent win hours later, he wouldn't rule out challenging the results. >> do you anticipate contesting the vote count at all? >> we just got off the plane.
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we don't know enough about it. >> the sanders celebration continued early this morning after his plane landed a few hours ago at 5:00 in the morning. he was greeted at the airport by hundreds of supporters who stood out for hours in the cold. sanders got on the bed of a pickup truck and greeted the crowd and told them his campaign had astounded the world. back to you. >> peter, thank you very much. quick travel for him, as well. >> long night for everybody. natalie has the other top stories of the morning. >> hi, guys. good morning. crucial court appearance today for entertainer bill cosby. his lawyers asking a judge to throw out the only criminal case against him, the accusations he molested dozens of women. he's charged with the assault of a woman 12 years ago. his defense team said cosby had a deal with the former prosecutor he would not be charged in exchange for his deposition in a civil case. in that deposition, cosby admitted obtaining quaaludes to
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give to women he wanted to have sex with. he has denied any wrongdoing. a california jailhouse english teacher once suspected of helping three violent inmates escape has been released without charges. officials said she had given the inmates a google earth map that showed an aerial view of the orange county jail. all three of the recaptured fugitives appeared in court on monday. the sheriff's department reveals that two of the men fought over whether to kill a taxi driver they had kidnapped before letting him go. google's parent company alphabet surpassed apple as the world's most valuable company. after hours trading monday knocked apple from the top spot it held for more than four years. google alphabet was valued at $570 billion. that beat apple by about $35 billion. apple's share prices dipped last week after the company reported slower growth in iphone shipment. the owners of a southern california tiki bar plan to
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rebuild after an accident caught on camera. the high winds sent a palm tree crashing through their roof on sunday. nearly hit four people who were sitting on the patio. they say the tree landed on a tiki statue, keeping them from being crushed. with growing concern about the potential dangers posed by drones, dutch police have turned to nature for a solution. they've teamed up with a private company, training eagles to take out drones. the predator's eyesight, powerful claws and hunting instincts might be the perfect combination to keep rogue drones in check. there you go. weather forecasting, groundhogs may be unpredictable, as al says, but at least they don't try to break out of the zoo. a zoo in tokyo conducted its regular animal escape drill today. you see there, that's a staff member dressed as a zebra. >> really? >> making a run for it.
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in case you weren't sure what you were watching. he maneuvers around one net before getting taken down. >> darted? >> no darts this time. oscar-worthy scene. he pretends to be tranquilized. zookeepers end his sweet taste of freedom. amazing that was a drill. >> that wasn't a real zebra. thank you. >> we're going to make this as realistic as possible. we'll have them dart you. >> keel over. up next, do you have a frenemy at work? why he or she could be the best thing that's ever happened to you. plus, not so fast. what cindy crawford is saying about the rumors that she was thinking about retiring from modeling. we've lined up another educati exclusive sneak peek at some of the commercials that will keep you entertained at sunday's super bowl. first, on a tuesday morning, these messages.
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today. let's get back into an age-old debate, shall we? >> always. >> you have a dog? >> yes. >> you have a dog. >> and a cat. >> dog. >> nothing. >> not yet, okay. i have a dog and a cat. who loves you more, your dog or your cat? >> your dog. >> dog. >> the dog. >> slobbers off over me, but the cat loves me, too. >> i had a cat and a dog at one point. i think whatever you love loves you back. >> not so, tamron. >> really? >> unfortunately. this one comes from the bbc. did some research to find out who loves you more, dog or cat. the winner, it's dogs. as we thought. >> boom. >> they were found to love their owners five times more than cats. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's not even close. >> scientific, right? >> scientists say it's science, natalie. comes down to the love hormone. >> i thought that was you. >> not that. >> it's in your brain. spiked when dogs play with their
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owners. >> maybe cats are better at concealing their love. they're a cool lover. >> no. cats are better at basically identity theft. >> ignoring you is what they do well. >> you have heard of the term frenemy, right? you use it all the time. like lol. someone is kind of your friend and kind of your enemy. normally, it's a thorn in your side. new research says a frenemy could actually help you at work. this is from harvard. science, natalie. >> okay. >> science. >> at harvard, they say having a frenemy at the office can motivate you, make you accepted and increases your empathy for others. >> why? >> i don't understand that part. >> because the person hates you so much. but they love everybody else. >> they're your friend, too, right? >> you never know when they're going to turn against you. >> back stabbers. >> maybe that's why it increases your empathy. you see the complexity of the
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relationship and the ambiguity. >> maybe so you'd be nicer to other people. >> the frenemy and the cat should hang out. >> a cat is a frenemy. >> exactly. >> bringing it full circle. now to the actress who went on with the show despite a terrible loss. tamron has pop start. >> good morning. first to vanessa hudgens. thanking her fans after an emotional couple days. on sunday, she star and had did a great job in "grease," playing rizzo. before she took to the stage, she revealed heartbreaking news. one day before the show went live, vanessa's father greg passed away from cancer. here's some of her moving performance which she dedicated to her dad. ♪ i could stay home every nig night ♪ ♪ wait around for mr. right
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>> this gives you chills, knowing what she was going through. >> how did she do that? >> it's one of the things, could you find that strength? >> it was such a great performance. >> the whole show was incredible. she was a star. >> she got rave reviews for being so brave and dedicating it to her dad. monday on instagram, she thanked everyone for fatheir support. she's one of the people you want to hug right now. so much love for her right now. let's go to cindy crawford and her message to fans. cindy became a trending topic after telling a magazine she's ready to move on from modeling. many suspected that meant she was retiring. on monday, cindy wrote, while it's true i'm eager to shift my focus a bit to concentrate on my businesses, friends and family, i'm not making a final statement. by the numbers but not by the looks, she's turning 50 later
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this month. >> oh, my gosh. coldplay is set to play the super bowl halftime show this weekend. first, lead singer chris martin hitched a ride with james kcordn for a great installment of karaoke. ♪ my soul, my shield, missionaries in a foreign field ♪ >> break into song. doesn't it make you want to sing? >> this is a preview clip. the full video airs tonight. that is your pop start. >> i would like to sit in the trunk of that car. >> awesome. adele. >> that was one of the great ones. >> amazing. >> unbelievable. >> tamron, thank you so much. now to our super bowl commercial kickoff. all week, we're going to be giving you an exclusive first look at this sunday's highly anticipated ads. first, something you're not going to see on the big day. commercials from go daddy.
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remember the company that always does a super bowl commercial? we remember this one. after 11 years, go daddy is not going to do a super bowl commercial. the company saying it's pursuing a different strategy. >> we're going to wear black arm bands on super bowl sunday. let's move on to this year's commercials. first up, budweiser. the beer brand tugs at our heart strings with horses and puppies. this year, the ad features actress helen mirren and strikes a didn't sense. >> i'm a frank british lady. we are dumbfounded that people still drive drunk. i'll sum it up like this, if you drive drunk, you, simply put, are a shortsighted, utterly useless, oxygen wasting, human form of pollution.
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deserving selfish coward. if your brain was donated to science, science would return it. so stop it. now the chances are, you're a fun, solid, respectable human being. your friends and family thank you. the friends and family of other drivers thank you. your future self thanks you. this is supposed to be fun. cheers. >> what do you think? >> stern message. >> important message. it's surprising that they would use that coveted super bowl time for it but it's an important messa message. >> i think they'll get a lot of credit for it. >> kudos to that. >> definitely. >> t-mobile is taking a different approach. kind of a lightened up mood with an ad starring rapper and singer drake. take a look. ♪ used to call me on my cell phone ♪ >> cut, cut. perfect! here are the changes. >> i love changes. >> when you say call me on my
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cell phone, use device eligible for upgrade after 24 months. >> genius. >> include that streaming music will incur data charges. >> fantastic idea. >> won't ruin the song at all. >> the other wireless carriers ruin everything. switch to t-mobile. >> smart of them. >> i like it. >> very good. >> we'll have more commercials exclusively tomorrow morning on "today." mr. roker will give us . we do still have some light showers and some mist and also some fog across parts of the bay area, reducing the visibility and making things wet as you head out. we will continue to see the rain off-and-on. temperatures only in the low to mid-40s and reaching into the 50s today. you can see all of the clouds as we look at all of our microclimates now. a high of 53 degrees can be expected in the east bay. in the tri-valley 55 degrees and
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56 degrees in the peninsula and the south day. weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. now to a special series, supermodels, where are they now? >> urge to make a comment right now is strong. the matt lauer story is what i was going to say. we're catching up with some of the most famous faces in the industry. you're married to a former model. >> she happens to be a mom and wife, is what we call her. >> we are starting with a woman who is instantly recognizable, talking about lauren hutton. we talked to the 72-year-old in venice beach, california, and hutton opened up about her secrets to aging gracefully and what it was like to literally change the face of fashion. >> i got back from cuba. >> what was that like? >> interesting. hadn't been there. was curious and wanted to see
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how they were doing. >> that sense of curiosity really keeps you alive? >> want to know who everybody was. i had to get out there and find out who we all were. from the very beginning, i wanted to see the world. i heard that models made this enormous amount of money. a dollar a minute. i said, i can do that. everybody laughed at me. they said, ridiculous. the space in your teeth, fat little nose. you're short. everything is wrong. but it was the only thing i'd heard of that sounded like fun. so i just threw myself into it with psychotic drive. >> reporter: the self-described tomboy left florida at the age of 21, headed to new york city. armed with that psychotic drive, hutton lawn chunched a successf modeling career that spanned five decades. hut sans her unique look wasn't always embraced by the fashion industry. >> you had an unconventional
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career, as well as unconventional beauty. was there a lot of resistance in the beginning? >> it was basically laughing. saying, where do you come from? i'd say, florida. they said, you should go back. >> was that hard to hear? >> i used to cry sometimes. fortunately, i met this new yorker and he'd say, they don't have original eyes. they see only what they've been told is fashionable. >> in the beginning, you used to use wax, to fill in the gap of your teeth? >> i couldn't afford a spacer. i had to have a fix. i didn't fix it, i sort of faked it. >> reporter: 50 years later, she continues to break the mold. recently shooting this j. crew campaign. >> what's it like to step back into the camera lens now? >> scary. >> why? >> because i don't know as much as i did. i don't know anything about lighting. might sound dumb.
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to be a great model, it's practice and work. but i want to do it because i think it's important for my whole generation of women. >> have you ever felt pressure at all to do plastic surgery? >> i think everybody does, especially around 40. >> reporter: it was at age 40 that hutton says she was fired as a spokesperson for revlon. a role she had had nearly a decade. but always resilient, she created her own line of makeup, named after herself, and continues to run the business today. >> just paintings. it's all about light and shadow. where you put light and shadow. it sounds complicated but it's easy to learn. >> second optical illusion. >> it's used all over the world, optical illusions. >> what's the best thing about getting older? >> you can look behind and see how it went, and that helps you look forward.
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there's a great saying i read recently. he said, life is a ship wreck. so don't forget to laugh in the lifeboat. >> she's had a lot of adventures over her years. back in 2000, she was in a near fatal motorcycle accident. she was semi-comatose for weeks. she said that spirit of adventure became stronger after that accident. she really wanted to live life to the fullest. >> fascinating. >> natalie, thank you. just ahead, supermodels to supernac supernacho. super bowl 50. burritos, where are they now? >> the recipe that will make you the talk of your party. first, on a tuesday morning, your local news and weather. good morning, it's 8-26... i'm
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...kris sanchez ==topvo== inspectors today will be good morning it's 8:26. i'm kris sanchez. inspectors today will be out at the south bay park where a large eucalyptus tree toppled yesterday killing a man there. it happened in san jose. that team will be looking at what brought that 70-foot tree down and whether other strtreese at risk of toppling. the name of the man who was killed has not been released but police say the man was older than 60. police say there was also a group of young people at the park when managed to escape the fal falling tree. some we spoke to thought the health of the tree was a factor but that has not been determined. let's look at the commute. not as many wind as yesterday. that tarp we used to show you
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how much wind there was yesterday, it's calm. we have low clouds, mist, drizzle around the bay. wet roadways highlighted around the bay, starting to ease up as far as the road index goes. costa pacifica to 280, the orange is creeping in, which mean fog and low clouds. we're looking to the south, a slow drive. areas with the orange and red in your commute directions sticking around. should start to ease up over the next 20 minutes. more local news coming up for you in just a half hour. have a great morning.
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♪ i'm gonna stand by you we're back now at 8:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 2nd day of february, 2016. it's so nice that al is not even wearing a coat out on the plaza. >> wow. >> it really is. punxsutawney phil set it straight here, baby. >> coming up -- >> by the way, one of the biggest names in the music industry, legendary producer
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l.a. reid is here. he's worked with icons in the industry. discovering many of them. i always thought that l.a. has an enormous cool factor. >> totally. >> written a great book. >> don't get bashful. >> he's written a great book about his days in music and great anecdotes. we'll talk about that in a couple minutes. plus, how the other half lives. we're going to open the doors and take you inside the stylish homes of some of hollywood's biggest stars. we'll show you how to take your super bowl thnachos up to e next level. >> is that one serving? >> one for me. first, we have a major milestone to announce. today, 5 million likes on facebook. yes! have you liked us on facebook? >> i have. >> thank you very much. >> if you haven't already, please head to facebook.com/today right now and
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hit that like button. guess what? we like you, too. >> we do. >> while you're at it, go to today's take facebook page and like us there. >> like your whole morning away. mr. roker, check of the weather? >> i like it. i'll do that. let's show you what we have today. we have an enhanced risk of strong storms and a frontal system that's going to bring a risk of tornadoes from mississippi all the way on up into kentucky. we're also looking at wet weather in the pacific northwest. blizzard in the plains to the upper midwest. tomorrow, snow spreading in the kas nadcascade cascades, inner mountain region, west coast. we're looking at heavy rain. mid-atlantic states. new england to florida. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. most of the rain is cleared from the north bay. we are still seeing some spotty showers across part of the east bay, south bay and peninsula, low clouds, mist and drizzle in
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san francisco. we're looking at highs today reaching 55 degrees in redwood city, up to 55 degrees in the emba embarcadero. it will be cool but we'll have sunshine later on today. will we're getting ready for mo more showers by tomorrow afternoon. >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. we're here with the legendary l.a. reid. producer and executive. he's discovered and worked with some of the biggest names in music, many performing here on "today." now, he's telling a lot of great stories in a brand-new book, "sing to me: my story of making music, finding magic and searching for who's next." good to see you. >> great to see you. >> you're a great story teller. you've told me stories over the years that are entertaining. it translates to this, which is hard to do. >> you've read come? >> i have. >> cool. >> let's do this, since i don't know where to start, let's do a word association. >> here we go. >> i'll say a name and tell me the first thing that comes to
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your mind. michael jackson. >> oh, may god. michael jackson, going to neverland ranch and landing -- taking a helicopter. nervous, crazy landing. michael laughs at me and said, you were afraid. you were afraid. we go into his library and he says -- he plays me all these songs he likes. none are ours, mine and babyfaces. he said, i like this and this and that. i said, do you have the right producer? he said, i wanted to show you what i like. >> he was a complicated guy and had a complicated relationship with his brother, germajermaine. you worked with both of them and were in the middle of it. >> i got myself into a little trouble. we were working with jermaine and michael called separately and asked us to come out to work with him. we didn't tell jermaine. babyface and i didn't tell him. we went out and said, we have to go to l.a. for a trip. we went to l.a., worked with michael. jermaine found out about it and called the studio.
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he wanted to know, wait a minute, i signed to your label. why are you working on michael? i said, it's michael. he said, i want off the label. he was very, very upset with me. >> neither of them were happy about it, by the . michael was upset because he didn't like that germane was upset. >> whitney houston, you first worked with in 1991 and then again in 2000. >> it was an interview with dianne sawyer and it was the first time that i learned that she had a substance abuse problem. i went to great lengths to help arrange the interview. i thought it was a great platform and then she asked her about substance abuse and it was only then that i learned there was an issue. so, i felt i had done a disservice to her because part of my roll is to protect advice
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and that was the crack is whak and i felt like i pulled back the curtain and let people see something they shouldn't have known. >> here's a surprise, lady gaga. you had her signd and dropped her before she became a big star. >> came in, played piano for me. i told her you're going to change music. >> why did you let her go? >> i fell out of love. when she came back to play her demo, i just didn't like it anymore and i was impatient and probably wanted immediate success and it was a huge mistake. >> you had a good relationship with pink. >> still do. >> and she mentioned you in the lyrics to one of her songs. let me play the lyrics. >>. ♪ l.a. told me you'll be a pop star, all you have to change is
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everything you are ♪ >> all you have to change is everything you are. what happened with that? >> that was she really went out there on that one. we went to dinner at a restaurant. really simple, silly stora and there was flat ware and glass wear and i told her she needed an etiquette class. >> but you have a good relationship with her? >> a great relationship. i've been in the industry for a long time and i was becoming frustrated. this is really silly, by the way. but i became frustrated that i'd done things i was proud of but people didn't know my musical history, so i said if i do the "x factor" they'll connect the do dots. >> i believe the greatest acts have yet to walk in my door.
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>> i keep the doors open and the lights on andium i'm wait interesting the great one to come. >> and if they do, they're really lucky. >> thank you, matt. >> and the book is "sing to me l.a. reid." 2016. first on a tuesday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back now. it's 8:40. we're ready to unveil better homes and gardens's best products of the year. consumers tested more than 200 products and chose 74 winners. we narrowed it down to favorites. amy is the magazine's deputy home editor. good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> consumers choose these and everything has to be an innovation. >> it's the best new product award. we work with a market research company.
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we surveyed 38,000 consumers to see what is resonating with them in the marketplace. >> let's do it. best cereal. >> everybody wants to be healthy. 7 out of 10 of us are making healthy changes. this is cream of wheat to go. microwavable, handy container. add water, stir it up and you have a hot and hardy breakfast, full of calcium and iron. >> on a chilly day. >> crackers. these are savoritz rosemary and olive oil. 22 grams of whole grains in a serving. top toppings, cheese and -- >> they can take a lot of cheese? >> yeah, try it for the super bowl. >> this is greek yogurt. >> chobani greek yogurt oats. it has grains mixed right into the oyogurt. it's fruit, grains, keeps people full. >> good, hearty snack.
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i'm going to use this -- >> my personal favorite. >> ice cream. let me see, i have to taste this. >> this is breyers gelato ind l indulgences. you get the flavor, toppings and sauce all in one package. >> really good. >> let's talk about beauty products. >> people said they like the drugstore stuff as much as the fancy brands. >> 63% of consumers said they thought the mass market brands are just as good as the high end stuff. >> let's talk bargain shopper. best olay total effects. seven benefits in one convenient packa package. not greasy. smells good, too. lipstick. >> what's the innovation here? >> ultra hd lipsticks. most are wax based and this is a gel based formula.
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20 colors to choose from. it'll stay on longer and be vibrant. >> i'll take two of those. >> vanilla men ango. >> this is for guys. >> their skin needs love. this is the dove men care hydrating cream. they can put it on in the morning and get moisturizemoist. not greasy. >> one for the hubby. >> this is an innovation in masks. facial masks are big. but you have to put it on, peel it off and wash your face. >> time consuming. >> this olay mask lets you put it on in gel format. you sleep in it overnight. >> i'll take it. >> you don't have to take it off. it goes into the pores and makes your skin great in the morning. >> loving it. this is health and but-- >> and household products. hand sanitizing wipes. super handy container.
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the optic white colgate toothpaste. this has hydrogen peroxide to bleach the teeth. >> i'll grab these for matt, too. >> i didn't say it. >> this is the ultra health advanced mouthwash. you know how you feel the burn? it has alcohol in it. this formula, no alcohol. all the benefits without the burn. >> probably gentler on your mouth, too. >> yeah. >> amy, thank you so much. if you want the fullest of the new products, check out today.com. hollywood hide aways. we're taking you inside celebrity homes. including one music star's island resort. check it out. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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8:46. we're back this morning and getting a rare peek inside the
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stunning celebrity homes, courtesy of "architectural d digest." good morning. >> good morning. >> something for everyone in this issue. you have west coast. you've got east coast. you've got the tropics. where do you want to start? >> let's start in l.a. >> all right. we're talking about the kardashian sisters, khloe and kourtn kourtney. these two are side by side. >> they're a block away. they have very, very different tastes and, yet, they share a decorator. >> what do you like about this first one? >> kourtney's house is minimalist, modernist, very restrained. filled with beautiful, beautiful frenchman century furniture. it's also family friendly. she's all about her kids and family. she has a great eye. she loves design. i think she talked her sister into doing this story. >> they shared a designer and,
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yet, the results are different. >> completely different. >> let's take a look at clwe're. >> her house is exotic, seductive. touches of morocco and turkey and the middle east. really sexy. the funny thing about it, it's also meticulous. her closets and kitchen are to die for. she's amazingly organized. >> started with nice spaces though. >> very nice spaces. >> that helps. let's move to the east coast. we're talking about a townhouse now that is owned by leo shriver and naomi watts. >> this was a renovation. what i loved about the story is naomi said she was really intimidated by the process. we all are. it feels really authentic. this is a family house. >> what were her must-haves when it came to the renovation? >> she wanted a place where they could sit around in the kitchen,
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breakfast area, room for kids to play. that's the play room. and her real dream, she said, i can't believe after all of this, all i care about is the fact that i have a walk-in pantry. >> that's a rare thing here in new york city. let's move down to the tropics. dominican republic. this is the home of marc anthony and his wife. >> this is an interesting story. when i first saw the pictures i said, we can't do this. it looks like a hotel. it looks like a resort. then i found out that was the point. marc anthony has a big family and a lot of friends and felt he couldn't go on holiday. he wanted to be private. he built his own mini resort. i love this story. >> it's got a beautiful out ddo space. >> amazing. two pools, outdoor screening room. the best thing is this saltwater, sand bottomed, man made pool. army of trucks brought in sand to this place.
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>> something for everyone. from the west coast to the east cot to down in the tropics. always fun to watch and look through the pages of architectural digest. thank you. >> thank you. >> head to today.com and be sure to like our page on facebook. up next, super nachos. we've been eyeing them from over here. just in time for the super bowl. wait until you get a load of the toppings. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now. it's 8:52. "today's food" time. if you are planning a super bowl, you're probably getting your menu ready. it has to include a platter of super nachos. i'm flipping out over this. >> but you can't have any. just look. >> where's my piece? shoot over. >> go over there. you're on the clock, savannah. >> save me one, tamron. >> just one. >> tell me what we're doing. what makes it a super nacho? >> we had a competition here. got a little out of control. for this one, we broke it into quadrants, even though there are five of them. we have loaded potato skin ths h bacon. meat lovers pizza.
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ribs. it's amazing. bacon, first thing, cold pan, strips of bacon, medium heat. you can't rush bacon. nice and crispy. we have the bacon going. then we're going to put the potato skins. keep it moving. into the bacon fat. >> i love it. >> one cool thing, when you do bacon fat for cooking, strain out the crispy bits because they'll burn. oh, my gosh, are you all right? we need protective goggles for her. >> did you hurt me last time i was here? >> no, i just poured wine on you. >> yeah, it hurt. >> you're not making nachos, you're building them. architecture. >> erecting them. >> thank you. layers of nachos. we likes to ti s to tetostitos e sturdy. even potato chips. is it good? >> insanely good. are you kidding me? >> you have to ask? >> overwhelmed.
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>> matt said, rah, rah. >> few different layers. put it in the oven at 425, ten minutes. when it comes out, put on the cold stuff. >> of course. >> the sour cream, avocadoes, salsa. you want hot, hot and cold, cold. >> i like it. is this the finished product? >> that's the one just with the potato lovers. you can put your whole snack stadium over there. >> can you talk more about those? what are the ingredients? >> the idea was, let's take super bowl favorites. baby back ribs, meat lovers pizza, spinach artichoke dip. it's all layered. >> what is that? >> we need a map. >> come over here. >> it's all part of our campaign. you instagram it and we will regram it if the photo looks really good and tasty.
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>> do you have a favorite here? >> i like the buffalo chicken. >> exactly. dip in the middle. >> ribs for the win, everybody. >> what is this one? >> loaded potato. >> got it? >> good one. >> which is that? >> we just made that. you made that. >> i did make it. this tastes good. >> put them on a sheet tray. be careful because it'll be hot. eat them quickly. you can build them ahead of time so you have three trays ready for the game. put them in the oven as you're ready. >> good idea. >> savannah, good job with the segment. she found out she was doing it 30 seconds before the segment. >> you finished early. i was like, what else do we have? i've been stretching for the last two minutes with you, adam. >> where i happening now on nbc bay area
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avo: the ready for you alert, only at laquinta.com. this morning on "today's take," the race is on. donald trump finishing second in iowa. the democrats in a dead heat. what happens next? george clooney, channing tatum and more when we mark your calendar in entertainment. plus, the colleges that give you the most bang for your buck. all that and more coming up now. >> annouer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's tuesday morning, february 2nd, 2016. it's groundhog day. >> don't drive angry. >> what's that from? >> the movie "groundhog day." >> you haven't seen the movie?
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>> just for you, tamron. >> i know the gopher is in the it's not a gopher. that's "caddyshack." >> it's one of the best bill murray movies. >> i have a flight tonight. guess what i'm watching? >> this is my morning jam. "bang my head" by david guetta featuring sia and fetty wap. >> trifecta of music greatness. >> that's on my running play list. i love it. >> is that your kids' recommendations? >> i heard it. >> when he goes out in the clubs. >> that's right. >> what's this? >> exactly. >> groundhog's day. here's the deal, 129 years, they started this in 1887. 17 times, phil has not seen his shadow. if he sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter. doesn't see the shadow, early
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spring. >> got it. >> it's clear, clear skies all around punxsutawney. here's what happened at 7:25. >> let's see. >> gobbler's knob. i love that name. >> ready? there is no shadow to be cast. an early spring is my forecast. >> he talks, too. >> he talks and acts. >> does everything. >> he should have seen his shadow, but they decided this year he didn't. >> how do they determine it? >> it's rare. >> how do they determine if he sees it or not? >> he whispers it to them. >> he's the groundhog whisperer. >> early spring for us? >> we like that. >> the national weather service says he's only been right 55% of the time. however, he is a groundhog. >> there is that. >> i love that he takes the average. >> he's competition.
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there you go. >> speaking of competition, last night. >> iowa, big night. this campaign is finally underway. we have votes to report. despite donald trump leading in the polls in the weeks leading up to the iowa caucus, ted cruz won with 28% of the vote. donald trump at 24%. marco rubio, really big part of the story last night, creeping up, knocking on the door of second place. he finished third behind donald trump. cruz came out and thanked his voters in his speech and took shots at donald trump and hillary clinton. >> iowa has sent notice that the republican nominee and the nex president of the united states will not be chosen by the media. [ applause ] will not be chosen by the washington establishment.
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[ applause ] will not be chosen by the lobbyists. [ applause ] but will be chosen by the most incredible, powerful force, where all sovereignty resides in our nation, by we the people. the american people. [ applause ] >> wow. there you go. a lot of the question was, how does donald trump take a punch? he's been in first place for six months. >> right. >> how does he face a setback? some people were gleefully predicting a meltdown but he didn't have one. here's what he said. >> i want to tell you something, i'm just honored. i'm really honored. i want to congratulate ted, and i want to congratulate all of the incred candidates. we have a poll, 28 points ahead. new hampshire, we love new hampshire. i think we're going to be proclaiming victory, i hope. >> he handled that well.
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you thank the voters who voted for you, turn the corner and move on. >> gracious. >> he has a 25 point lead in new hampshire. >> and a short speech. >> three minutes, the shortest speech he's given. >> on to new hampshire. >> interesting thing, we know he's well-known for his twitter wars. he was silent on twitter for the most part. i don't know if he's taken to it yet this morning. peter alexander noted it in our earlier hour. he's not gone. do you have a choice, other than to be gracious, when you have other contests ahead of you? the key is, will he go after marco rubio, who really had an awesome speech, i thought, and awesome performance. he may have momentum. >> marcomentum. >> why do we have to name everything like that? >> #marcomentum. >> got voters out to the polls. >> i don't think that name did. i think really his message. >> yeah. >> but he is going to be formidable. also chris christie. he did not do well in iowa but he's on a bus tour in new
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hampshire. all eyes are on him. >> everything can change in new hampshire. new hampshire is somewhat fair game, it seems. it'll be interesting. >> the guys who didn't do well in iowa, jeb bush, chris christie and john kasich put all their eggs in the basket. a week from today, the voting in new hampshire. on the democratic side, hillary clinton, they're calling her the apparent winner, but it's a tie. >> how? >> by one or two delegates now. >> coin toss, right? >> that's the controversy. >> she and bernie sanders in a virtual tie. they each have 50%. hillary clinton with 699 delegates. not votes. sanders with 695. tamron references, there were coin tosses in the room to determin side some of the undecided people were going. she won every coin toss. somebody said the probability is almost impossible. >> she she'd lost all of them, bernie sanders would have won. >> here's secretary clinton and senator sanders last night. >> i am a progressive who gets things done for people.
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[ applause ] i am honored to stand in the long line of american reformers who make up our minds that the status quo is not good enough. that standing still is not an option. and that brings people together, to find ways forward that will improve the lives of americans. >> nine months ago, we came to this beautiful state. we had no political organization. we had no money. we had no name recognition. we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the united states of america. tonight, while the results a no we are in a virtual tie.
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>> he put last night in perspective on the democratic side. he was down 50 points. three months ago by 35 and he tied hillary clinton last night in iowa. >> tremendous effort. >> and new hampshire see what happens. >> he led in interesting categories as far as progressive, young women which is a surprise to some people that really connected there. good stuff. >> the other hot topic, caitlyn jenner still making headlines. apparently she is set to speak at a makers conference. that's in california later today. it is a gathering of leaders and innovators. caitlyn will lead a q and a. we have a peek of a video clip from the event where she talks about her first attempt to transition back in the '80s. >> start doing things to make me feel better about myself. started on hormones. i was a good 36-b and i'm going, i love them. this is fabulous. my mission, at that point, was
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to transition before i was 40. got to 39, i just couldn't go any farther. by three or four months later, i met kris. we hit it off from day one. i was very honest with her. i had to be. i was a 36-b. everything is really heading the right direction. i made a decision to move on in my life, kris and i and the family and i have to get rid of these gender things and hormones and actually had my boobs removed -- never told anyone that. the rules between kris and i, don't dress up around the house. if you really need to do that when you are on the road take stuff and do that. i did that for years. >> we reached out to kris jenner. we have not heard back. other. >> i hasn't heard that before that kris jenner knew before, that long ago before they even
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got together that he was transitioning. >> in the interview with diane sawyer, caitlyn said that she met kris she had already started to take hormones and had developed substantial breasts. >> bust line. >> well with, speaking of transition. what do you think? guess what? we are thrilled about all of you who have liked us on facebook. facebook.com/todays take. see how many of you have liked us so far in a relatively short period of time. almost 111,000. please go to facebook.com/todaystake. today's prize a $250 gift card from pilot flying j. one of those great rest stops,
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people are liking us on facebook. boo-yah. that's it, baby. keep going. we've had some soggy and cool conditions to start out the day. now most of that rain is moving off to the east toward the delta. we do still have clouds, mist and drizzle in parts of the coastal areas. now, our temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s. we will see those highs today reaching 53, and also 53 in the north bade. the tri-valley is up to 55, 55 in san francisco, and 56 in the peninsula and south bay. we'll have another round of showers tomorrow afternoon. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. up next, new entertainment to look forward to. we have the o.j. simpson tv movie. we have george clooney's all-star comedy, "hail caesar," coming up. and, yes, the return of blue steel. we'll help you mark your we'll help you mark your calendars after this.
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voice," entertainment weekly video host jessica is here with what to mark on our calendars. you look fabulous, like you're going to a party. >> this is a party. >> i like that attitude. "the people versus o.j. simpson" premieres tonight. >> this is amazing. ten-part series. it's all about the o.j. simpson trial. you think you know everything about it 20 years ago. there's so much more to know. it's based on jeffrey toobin's book. the cast is extraordinary. cube b a gooding jr. is o.j. it's incredible. >> amazing cast they put together. also coming up on friday, excited for "hail, caesar," the new coen brothers-clooney movie. >> they're tasked with finding an actor, played like george clooney, who disappears from the
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set. because of the movie within a movie, we see some of the movie "hail, caesar," that the move s cereis about, which includes channing tatum doing the best song and dance number. worth the price of admission. >> different than "magic mike"? >> very different. >> you got defensive. >> sailor hat, less strippery. >> okay. elton john has a new album coming out. >> his 33rd album. he's reuniting with his old band. he made this album in three weeks. a song a day. >> wow. >> crazy. >> he's that good. >> a lot of shows coming back. next week, "grey's anatomy," "sta "scandal, "and "how to get away with murder." >> a regular old thursday night in shonda land.
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>> we're excited. >> "zoolander 2," february 12th. can't wait for this one. >> it's been 15 years and ben stiller and owen wilson are back. this time, they're kind of considered old and lame in the fashion world. as derek zoolander calls them, la may. beautiful people are kill and had they're called into action. >> i have to ask about mick jagger and martin scorsese. >> it's about 1970s new york city, the music scene. the sex, drugs and rock and roll and disco. >> i am excited about this. >> i got to interview jagger and scorsese. we're air it later this week. i got so pumped for the show. first of all, it's scorsese and you have jagger's knowledge of what happened inside the music business. >> i hope mick jagger's diary comes to life. >> we were out drinking and -- >> were you marty? >> did you take a selfie with mick jagger?
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>> we'll talk about this later. what else do you have? >> that's it. you drop tdped the mic. can't go on off that story. she's a youtube superstar with millions of followers. grace helbig shares her secrets to great style after this. that's a great dress, grace. wow. [ scanner beeping ] sir, could you step aside? "sir"? come on. you know who i am. progressive insurance? uh, i save people an average of over $500 when they switch? did you pack your own bags? oh! right -- the name your price tool. it shows people policy options to help fit their budget. [ scanner warbling ] crazy that a big shot like me would pack his own bags, right? [ chuckles ] so, do i have the right to remain handsome? [ chuckles ] wait. uh-oh. things just got a whole lot a littlebetter.... introducing entrees loaded with flavor, not calories. applebee's grill & bar favorites made a little better for you. featuring new dishes, all under 650 calories
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and prescription treatment options. i can do that! she's the actress and comedian who happens to be one of the biggest stars on youtube. her "it's grace" channel has nearly 3 million subscribers. >> she's also a "new york times" best selling author who is out with her second book, "grace and style," the art of pretending you have it. good morning. >> good morning. >> nice to have you. >> thank you for having me. >> style to you and the art of pretending you have it, what do you mean by that? >> i have come to this, i guess, ep epiphany in my life that i don't know anything. i don't know that anyone knows anything. it's liberating yourself to the fact of pretending to know, other than really trying to know. >> i like it. >> style can be somewhat intimidating. you want to kind of bust that myth. you make it more fun for young women. >> yeah. looking at style in a more silly
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point of view is really a lot more fun. and a lot more kind of like inclusive in a way. >> what is the best piece of style advice you ever got? >> one piece of style advice i got, you don't have to be sexy if you don't want to. i think especially for females is a really empowering thought. >> for a lot of, especially a lot of young women starting out, one of the biggest hurdles they face is trying to be stylish at work. >> yeah. >> starting in the work force. what are some of the things you tell young women not to do? >> the book has a lot of information about things not to wear to work or not to wear going out. so many style books usually tell you what to wear. one of the most important things to not wear to work would be tinfoil. fall out boy posters are a big thing to not wear. >> i would avoid those. >> yeah. any sort of like your heart on your sleev it's not a good look for the office. >> literally. >> yeah.
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you could die. >> we've got a look at some paris fashion week pictures from last week, which you'll have fun with as we take a look. style or no style? >> i mean, this is high fashion. >> what is this? >> no one knows, is the reality. this is very gumby but mature gumby. >> albino gumby. >> odd and disturbing. >> gumby got a pinterest board, i think, and that's probably what this is. >> let's look at the next picture. >> okay. >> this is practical because playboy bunnies get cold. they need to cover up somehow. also, let everyone know they're still female. >> in case you had any doubts. >> right. >> we have one more. >> oh, wow. this, i mean, this is very obvious. it's "walking dead" and very on
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in fact for some, relief starts in just 15 minutes. excedrin®. now available in geltabs. a good tuesday morning. 9:26. i'm sam brock. inspectors will be at the south bay park with a large eucalyptus tree toppled yesterday, killing a man. officials will look at whether other trees are still at risk of toppling. the name of the man killed has not been released yet, but police say he is older than 60. police also said there was a group of young people in the park that managed to escape the falling trees. some people we spoke to believe the health of the tree played a role, but that has not been determined. a new number one at the top of the list of the world owes
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most valuable company. alphabet, or google, if you're wondering alphabet is google's new parent company. shares are soaring after the company reported better than expected earnings, thanks to higher advertising dollars. happening later today, state water leaders take the second sierra snow survey. the results may influence whether emergency conservation orders are extended. the first surhave a showed the highest snowpack levels in five years. last year, it was just straight depressing. we'll have a look at weather and traffic after this break.
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good morning. after some showers earlier today, most of them have cleared out. we do still have the low clouds and fog. we will continue to see a drying trend throughout the day, but there could be some spotty light showers. all of that clearing out by the evening commute, getting ready for more rain that's going to be heading in by tomorrow afternoon, starting in the north bay and then spreading elsewhere
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across the bay area. let's check in with mike to see what's happening on the roads. >> carrie, we have the gray skies you're talking about, the slower drive, approaching the coliseum. a slow stretch from 238 all the way into downtown. there was an earlier crash, things are starting to lighten up, though it looks like it's very slow. the south bay still very slow for 87 coming all the way in toward the downtown area. remember the super bowl activities near see czar chaves. back to you. >> and thank you very much, mike that will do it for us. we'll be back in 25 minutes with another update.
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taking a look at the headlines. the pentagon is offering to relocate pregnant u.s. military family members from areas where the zika virus is a threat. the world health organization has declared a global health emergency. zika has been tied to an increase in birth defects. there is no vaccine against it and no cure. zika is spread by mosquitos. officials say no infected mosquitos have been found in the u.s. google's parent company alphabet surpassed apple as the world's most valuable company. knocked apple from the top spot it held more than four years. google alphabet was valued at $570 billion, beating apple by $35 billion.
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apple's share prices dipped last week after the company reported slower growth in iphone shipments. another sign l.e.d. lighting is the way of the future, ge will end the fluorescent bulbs sales at the end of the year. ge will instead focus on high efficiency l.e.d. and halogen bulbs. david beckham was the mvp on the streets of london. he surprised a paramedic and her elderly patient with a hot cup of tea and coffee when he spotted them in the cold waiting for an ambulance. the patient was being treated for a fall. the paramedic said, quote, we were both very amused and very flattered. that is a surprise. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> thanks so much, natalie. for today, we have a risk of strong storms stretching from mississippi all the way on up into southern indiana. we're going to be watching that. behind the system, we have
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blizzard-like conditions stretching from colorado all the way up into the up of michigan. we have rain showers along the pacific northwest coast. tomorrow, we look for that activity to move to the east. we're not looking for severe weather but we're looking for heavy rain stretching from new england all the way down into the southeast. wintry mix in the great lakes. plenty of sunshine in the midsection of the country. more rain with snow in the inner mountain regions and the cascades. we're going to check facebook.com/today's take to see how many of you have liked up. well, much of the rain is tapering off across parts of the bay area. we are still tracking some of those showers right around brentwood, also moving toward discovery bay. now that rain will continue to move to the east, but we're still left with these cool temperatures. it's only in the mid to upper 40s. highs today reaching 56 degrees in the peninsula, 53 degrees in the east bay and north bay, and san francisco looking at 55 degrees in the tri-valley, you
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will see a high of 55 as well. >> let's check out how many of you are liking us on facebook. today.com. 116,000. that's fantastic. again, go to today's take -- i'm sorry -- facebook.com/today's take. your prize for today, guys, it's a $250 gift card from pilot flying j, the great rest stop places all along the interstates and highways across this great country. check us out, facebook.com/today's take, and like us. guys? >> al, thank you. we're cracking the books here. it's a subject that keeps a lot of us parents up at night. how are we going to pay for college? the average cost of a private college education now close to $44,000. more than $19,000 for public institutions. which schools give you the best return on the investment? >> the princeton review is out with its 2016 edition of colleges that pay you back. the 200 schools that give you the best bang for your tuition
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buck. we have the senior vice president of the princeton review. good to see you. >> good to see you both. >> what were you looking for here? >> we filtered it down from 2,000 schools to the 200 schools. we looked at academics, free money, grant money, and pay scales, alumni sal rhee aries ae they satisfied in the jobs they were? >> let's look at the results. california institute of technology came out on top. >> cal tech is a small school. 1,000 students. it has a high sticker cost. $58,700. the average money students don't have to way back makes it a smoking deal. 93% of all students there are wonderful shots after graduation for placement. >> princeton after that and mit. let's go to the best school for financial aid.
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>> yeah, high sticker cost, $61,000. $35,000 in aid coming back, making it affordable for the average student. it is an exceptional place when it comes to financial aid. $57 million in scholarships last year. >> another school is wright university in houston, texas. >> 4,000 students in houston. big sticker, $56,000. when we factor in the grant aid, as well as academic merit based schoo gpa, sat and act scores unlocking money for students, as well. >> best career placement, number one is harvey mudd, also on your list of colleges that pay back. >> it's a great college. it is the engineering school. only 800 students. i cannot underscore this enough, they are some of the most employable upon graduation. over 150 kpecompanies coming to
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campus to recruit. >> stem majors are doing well here. >> without question. >> lehigh making the list. the starting sal rh is over $60,000. >> it's a gem of a school. >> good internships at the schools. george washington university is at the top of the list. right there in washington. so much to do. >> you said it best. they're right in the middle of d.c. from federal agencies to corporate headquarters. more interns from g.w. than any other school in metro d.c. >> university of georgia. >> this is a big campus in athens. fabulous school. you think about the career services available for the students, it is astounding. intern for a day program, is one of our favorites. >> one of the best college towns of the country. >> that's right. >> strong alumni activity. dartmouth. is this something perspective students think about? >> i think they're thinking about it more now. the idea of return on your investment. in school for four years but you
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want great internships and job upon graduation. dartmouth is doing that. students say, our alum are hi hiring us after graduation. >> we'll get back to the books. for more, go to today.com. good to see you. >> i didn't take calculus all semester, what? we're joined by ben feldman to find out why his cast calls him captain
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>> guys -- >> no! you don't know what i was going to say. >> every time you start with guys, you end it with, let's make the best of it. or, let's have fun. you never say, guys, this really sucks. >> guys, we have the entire store to ourselves. we can do whatever we want. if we decide this is going to be fun, this is going to be fun. if you're with me, i will see all of you in the fun zone. >> they call ben feldman captain fun for a reason. we're going to ask you that in a minute. for those who haven't caught on to "superstore" yet, describe what cloud nine is like. >> for me or to watch? >> sure. >> it's a bizarre place. i've been told by a lot of people that work in these stores that we're nailing it. >> all the characters. >> yeah. it's a really strange, bizarre, americana place to work. in target or walmart sort of thing. that's whar show is, a giant fake that. >> but everybody has a role, and it's like such a diverse cast. >> yeah. it really is. it's a really -- the cast -- to
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me, it's not even diverse, it's just real. you walk into the one of the stores, these are the people you see in the stores. >> it's like the "aufoffice" in walmart. >> the creator came from the "office." it has that vibe. >> you wrapped your season. i suppose it was an epic wrap party. so much so, natalie referred to, your cast mates refer to you as captain fun feldman. >> they're fans of alliteration. >> what's happening there? >> we went to las vegas. i think they -- i had an old show that called me cruise director. >> was that a green hummer? >> yeah. we took that from the copperfield show to the club. >> amazing. >> what else did you do? come on, let's get down and dirty. >> i don't remember, willie.
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i organized 18 people, cast and writers, to go for two nights to vegas. it was a lunatic time. >> you're a dream cast mate. >> plan our next party. >> do you want to do a vegas -- you do a show every day. it would be a fast vegas. >> that's fine. >> it'd be a weekend. >> green stretch hummer. >> personal vegas, which is a sad commentary. >> we're so happy to be there. >> iowa was great. that was our vegas. so you taught mime at one time on instagram? okay, first of all, we faked our way through it. we talk about different classes and sign up as mime for one. i never knew anything about it. you have to do this. these are -- >> mime? >> these are the 9-year-olds. not big competition.
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it's a safari. you're all in a car and it's bumpy. it'd be like, look out to the left, there's a rye olion. swerve to the right. you're miming and i'm yelling at you. >> method acting. >> there's water and you're drenched and crash into the tree. >> guys, come on. >> you're climbing a rope. >> you're the actor. >> no rope. >> oh. >> the kids liked it so far. >> we're not cut out for miming. >> that's why you act. ben feldman, thank you so much. >> we know what this mime means. >> catch "superstore" monday nights, 8:00, 7:00 central on nbc. i'm joining the ranks of lady gaga and oprah. they're all into baking. i'm learning to bake bread and make homemade pasta for you for our next party. our next party. stretch
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let's get ready. it's my tuesday trend. i cannot lie, i'm a foodie and i love my carbs. homemade, fresh bread is a weakness. i wanted to learn like the multi-talented lady gaga who posted this instagram picture of her making pasta. made me jealous. we're going to learn to make quick and easy, delicious bread and pasta. i showed my spice rack on instagram. i have a -- i don't know how elaborate it is. i have a lot of stuff in there. i wanted to put it to good use. i've been told if you're a great cook, you're often not a great baker. >> there's a little truth to that. baking is so ratio oriented. you have to be specific with the ratio. liquids and dry ingredients have to be measured out. people use scales at home to measure the exact amount.
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>> you have to have the equipment. follow a recipe if you're just getting started to the tee. >> you suggest one of these. >> i do. use a bread maker because it'll maximize your time in the kitchen. for you and your kids, if you want to get into pasta making, it'll do the job for you. >> this is $99. the trip of baking bread, you cannot mix your ingredients. put the dry first and work up to the liquids. we have a little bit of olive oil. we're making a beautiful olive oil rosemary bread. we're going to -- oh, here we go. >> you put all of that in the bread machine? >> it'll beep and alert when you can put in your add ins. the garlic salt, the rosemary. >> what's one tip out of getting a good bread maker we need to know? >> learn how to knead your bread. this is where we're going to do it over here. put flour on a marble or cutting
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board. make this hole here. two eggs in there. >> made a funnel. >> you're going to work the flour into the eggs. this is going to get messy real quick. build up your dough. if you want a salted bread, add salt to make it more flavorful. >> the need for knead. >> yeah. >> nearly, i need help. >> you can't be afraid to work with it. >> get in there. >> get in there real good. you're going to end up -- obviously, you can salt it, black pepper, whatever your flavor is you want to add. this is what it ends up looking for. >> i'll practice t ho wrap it w towel or plastic. let it rest 20 minutes. then you can work with it. we're going to move back here. >> i'm moving back there. >> that looks good. >> this is like real kitchen life at my house. >> you can cut it in half or into four. >>o suggest one of these? i have a kitchenaid. >> this is really good if you
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don't want to make the pasta by hand. >> one pasta tip we all should live there? >> gosh, you can store it for two days if it's fresh. let it dry on the back of your chair if you're making spaghetti. you can store it up to three months at home and use it later. >> i'll post your tips on here because we're out of time. especially this ravioli recipe. today.com/food for all the recipes. i'll post some of my bread making hopefully soon. this is "today" on nbc.
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big event last night. >> i hope the national magazine awards for print and media was represented. >> that's what we're taking away from it. >>
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. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we've had some rain this morning. as it clears out, our temperatures will still be on the cool side today, about breezy winds and a mixture of sun and clouds. expect a high of 55, 53 in the
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east bay and in the tri-valley we're up to 55 degrees, 56 in the peninsula and south bay. the north bay looking at 53 degrees, and still some cool conditions all across the bay area. let's check in with mike to see how the roads are moving. right here, look, there it is. a mixture of sun and clouds. she's good. here we have the backup, looking better, the fast-track lanes are moving, but a slower drive on the northbound 13 toward park where we have word that there's a tree down blocking one lay. the rest of the commute is recovering. the south bay, the compression in through fremont. mike, back to you. happens now on nbcbayarea.com, exclusive video of an incident during a water polo match that landed a high school athlete in court. as fans flock to the fess tifrts in san francisco, security is tight. we have links in different kinds of nfl experience, and the pat-down you can expect before you're allowed inside.
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and bill cosby tries to get criminal charges against him tossed today. there's raw video of him entering the courthouse there as well. another local news update coming up in half an hour. we'll see you then.
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. from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford ask hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody, welcome back. it's february 2nd, and that is if we could hear -- >> charlie puth. >> he is adorable, isn't he? >> he teams up with meghan trainor and wiz khalifa. >> maybe people are home. >> it's not nice. loo they're probably in their own coverage. we're all out

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