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if you haven't decided how you're going to vote, go to and check out our non-partisan voter's edge guide. >> we'll have reports throughout the day. we'll see you again in half an hour. good morning. election day. >> it's now officially tuesday, november 8th. >> let's make history together! >> polls now open. voters casting their ballots after the most ctentious and controversial presidential campaign in history. 18 grueling months. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states! >> i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the united states. >> a race full of stunning twists and turns.
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>> did you wipe the server? >> what? like with a cloth or something? >> when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. >> whatever you want. >> grab them by the [ bleep ]. >> and very personal attacks. >> if she ever got into the oval office, hillary and her special interests would rob our country blind. >> this is a man who has called women pigs, slobs, and dogs. >> both clinton and trump expected to cast their votes shortly. then tonight, this long-fought battle should end as america finally decides who will be the next president of the united states "today," tuesday, november 8th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," election day 2016, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie,
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live from rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today," 7:00 a.m. on a west coast. tuesday morning, but not just any tuesday morning, election day. >>er better or for worse, it's time for americans to get out and vote. >> that's right, and the voting has already begun. >> that's right, let's go to where we stand right now. the polls are open across the west. just like we saw at 7:00 a.m. here in the east, long lines everywhere. this is a live look at voters waiting outside a polling place in las vegas. >> all right, hillary clinton kicked off her day two hours ago, voting near her home in chappaqua, new york. tim kaine cast his ballot in his home state of virginia. donald trump and mike pence are set to cast their votes within the next hour. >> in what is an election day tradition, precincts have opened and already closed in three small new hampshire towns, trump
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taking those midnight votes 32-25. >> our decision 2016 team is fanned out across the country. let's start with peter alexander. peter, good morning to you. >> hey, matt and savannah, good morning to you. can you believe we made it? donald trump will be voting at this elementary school here behind us, expected to happen within the last half hour or so. has to drive a matter of blocks from his place at trump tower. the line here has been wrapping around the block. since early this morning, trump arrived back in new york city a matter of hours ago, wrapping up the last campaign of the 2016 season and he spoke out this morning on fox news saying he's confident he's going to win a lot of states, but saying who knows who will happen ultimately. >> reporter: donald trump after midnight squeezing in one last campaign trip to michigan. >> today we are going to win the great state of michigan and we are going to win back the white house. >> today is our independence day. >> reporter: a win there may be a necessity if he's going to carve a path to 270 electoral
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votes. earlier trump, flanked by his family, addressed a packed house at the site of his first primary triumph. >> i've never disappointed new hampshire. but new hampshire has never disappointed me. >> reporter: trump's closing argument casting himself as an agent of change. >> my only special interest is to you. believe me. >> reporter: and a voice for blue collar workers who feel left behind. >> the american working class will strike back. it is about time. >> reporter: with 14 stops in ten states in these last 72 hours, trump's speeches, a fierce critique of his rival. >> hillary is the face of failure. she's the face of failure. she's the face of failed foreign policy. >> reporter: in florida, playing around, trump took a look at his own face. >> nice head of hair, i'll say that. >> reporter: unfazed by clinton celebrity surrogates, trump again criticized jay-z and beyonce. >> the language is so bad.
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and as they were singing -- singing, right? singing? talking? was it talking or singing? i don't know. >> reporter: despite his critics, trump has remained defiant until the end of his campaign, refusing to release his taxes and ignoring questions about perceived conflicts of interest between himself and his company should he win. this morning, americans decide if today marks the start of a trump presidency or the end of an insurgent candidacy like we've never seen before. and within the last couple of hours we've heard from donald trump's son, donald trump jr., saying if hillary clinton wins tonight, his father will concede, assuming it is all fair. he said, all we've ever wanted is a fair fight. so what we'll be watching is not so much what happens today, but what donald trump does say tonight. if he wins, can he begin to unify the country, and if he loses, what's he say to help redirect that energy? so much of that anger millions of his supporters are now feeling. matt and savannah?
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>> peter, thank you. >> as we mentioned, hik did cast her ballot a little earlier and spoke to reporters after leaving the voting booth. nbc's kristen welker joins us from chappaqua, new york, good morning to you. >> reporter: emotions running high as secretary clinton cast her ballot today, one of her top aides telling me she feels confident about the race she's won, but she's still fighting for every vote and a chance to make history. >> hillary clinton in chappaqua today. >> so many people are counting on the election, what it means for our country, and i'll do the very best i can if i'm fortunate enough to win today. >> it comes just hours after her campaign plane touched down just one last time.
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a night of star-studded events. clinton fans going wild in north carolina, chanting "i believe that she will win." which included performances from lady gaga and bon jovi. and also top aide huma abedin back on the trail after taking a few days off amid the latest e-mail saga. and in philadelphia, the birthplace of america's democracy, democrats put on a collective show of force. bill clinton, the obamas, and the boss. ♪ can't start a fire without a spark ♪ >> if we get out and vote tomorrow, hillary clinton will win! >> i'm asking you to work as hard as you can this one last day to elect, my fellow americans, this fighter, this states woman, this mother, this grandmother, this patriot, our next president of the united states of america, hillary clinton! >> reporter: it was a frenzied final sprint monday, clinton
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making four stops in three states, aiming to hold on to her fire wall, including traditionally blue michigan, as she delivered her closing argument. >> so after tomorrow the work will begin and one of the highest priorities that i feel an obligation to address is how we bring our country together. >> reporter: matt, savannah, back to you. >> kristen, thank you very much. i want to mention we've changed locations this morning. >> we have. looks a little d this is the 30 rock decision headquarters. we've got chuck todd, nicolle wallace, steve kornacki. they are here, they are actually going to be here all night. get comfortable, everybody. >> sleeping bags. no cots for you. >> let's start off, i want to ask, what's the one thing you're really going to be watching tonight, chuck? >> early, this college educated white voter. in our last poll, hillary clinton was winning them by ten points. mitt romney won them by 14 points. if she is winning them by ten points this could be an early night and this could be a much bigger victory than any of the polls have shown. >> nicolle?
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>> women. we are rulers of the universe, as we've discussed all year, we pick presidents, and a republican cannot win a national race for the presidency without narrowing the gender gap. if she's ahead, she stays ahead. i'm going to much with a how big that gap is. >> yeah. sort of what chuck is saying. in the suburbs in a number of states, i think this is the story tonight. even if trump gets record strength among sort of working class white voters, is it offset by record strength for clinton among college educated white voters. >> i'm going to write this down. i'm going to ask each of you to go out on a limb -- >> my god! so much math! >> what time do you think this race will be called tonight, and don't call it early just to win. all right? >> well, there's two ways. officially, it won't happen until after 11:00. but i think it is possible if when we call florida, we're calling the presidency. unofficially. i think it is just after 10:00 with florida. >> okay. >> nicolle? >> i'm a recount survivor so i'm going to go with tomorrow, i'm
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going to say 1:00 a.m. >> do you want me to go with when the losing candidate concedes? because i'll take a few days from now. no, i'd say officially called, i go with about 11:20. >> this has been such an interesting race, to use the least loaded term possible. it is really up-ended so much conventional wisdom. of course, if you look at the polls today, generally speaking, they're showing hillary clinton with a three to five-point edge. but might this night have some surprises in store? what form would those take? >> for me, form would take that there is this big turnout of election day voters, number one, that would favor trump. and number two, the places -- the northern tier of this country -- michigan, wisconsin, interior of pennsylvania, that maybe there is something there. that's something that's sort of like, okay, what did we get wrong, what did we miss? that's what i'm thinking about. >> we don't know the outcome but we have talked for months and months about how both of these two are very weak, flawed candidates. you're very connected to
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republican circles. is there a talk in those circles, nicolle, about what might have been? >> yeah. and there is a lot of -- even more talk about what happens next. i think you will see a flurry of republicans try to rush in and fill the leadership void and try to rebrand the party that's been in the view of a lot of establishment republicans who roundly lost the primaries. but an effort to rebrand the party so that there is not generational harm done to the republican brand among women and latinos. i think you will see a rush of sort of establishment and rising figures in the party come out in the coming days. >> steve, yesterday i asked you about the early vote. every cycle it gets to be more and more important. there are also, bds the democrats and republicans in the early vote, there's a big chunk of independents that are voting. do we have any sense of which way they're swinging? >> yeah. it's also who makes up the independent voters. especially in florida, i think this is one thing to look for. a lot of newly registered latino voters registering potentially as independent voters but likely
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not voting for donald trump. that could be something, too. it is look at the make-up, the demographic make-up of what we thing of as an independent. that might be changing, too. >> take a good look. this is the freshest this group will look for this entire day. >> and smell. >> you're getting them at their peak right now. >> scratch and sniff tomorrow, thank goodness tv's not. >> guys, thank you so much. of course the white house isn't the only prize up for grabs. control of the u.s. senate also hanging in the balance. that battle could be a big cliffhanger. nbc's hallie jackson is here with more on that. good morning to you. >> hey, matt. this is the election center where we're not watching just the race for the white house, but the senate races, too. democrats looking to pick up five seats to try and take back control of the senate, and that is where the real action could be tonight with tight races all over the country. we are looking at some potential down-ballot drama. >> reporter: at the top of the tickets, a head-to-head match-up with the world watching.
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but it's nine other down-ballot races determining control of congress with republicans on defense trying to keep their majority. five fateful fights. start with pennsylvania. it's the most expensive senate race ever, the "wall street journal" says. democrat katie mcginty getting back up from president obama. no surprise there. >> the daughter of a restaurant hostess and a philadelphia beat cop? >> president obama says -- >> reporter: what is surprising, the same strategy used by the republican senator, pat toomey. >> i want to thank joe manchin and pat toomey. >> reporter: democrats in many races trying to tie their rivals to donald trump, like in race number two -- new hampshire. >> i can do anything. >> reporter: republican senator kelly ayotte trying to fight off the state's democratic governor, maggie hassan, to keep her seat. but in illinois, it looks like senator mark kirk may not. democrat tammy duckworth all but assured a win after kirk said this.
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>> i had forgotten that your parents came all the way from thailand to serve george washington. >> reporter: kirk later apologizing for his racially charged remarks in race number three with another apology coming from a different senator in race number four, in north carolina. after senator richard burr seemed to joke about hillary clinton getting shot. >> i was a little bit shocked at that. didn't have a bull's-eye on it. >> reporter: burr facing off against deborah ross in a close race there. in race five, missouri. another toss-up. democrat jason candor looking to unseat roy blunt hoping for help from this now-viral gun control ad. >> i approved this message. >> reporter: one of the most memorable of the year. both sides of the aisle working overtime, asking for your vote. and remember what's at stake here. we're talking about the future of the supreme court nomination, potentially the fate of the federal health care law. here is an interesting wrinkle. it is entirely possible that after tonight we will see a
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maybe 50%-50% split in the senate. so what happens then? well, matt and savannah, the tiebreaker, the vice president. >> we remember that from civics class. hallie, thank you so much. we want to give our viewers a guide to this night of drama. we'll show you how things will play out as the clock moves on. we'll start at 7:00 p.m. eastern and over the course of that hour, polls are going to close in the hotly contested battleground states of virginia, ohio, and north carolina. >> ohio is a pretty reliable predictor. since 1944, its winner has gone on to win the white house all but one time. nixon carried that state in 1960 but lost the election. north carolina has also received a lot of attention from both, hillary clinton and donald trump, and all indications are it may not be called until late in this evening. >> moving to 8:00 p.m., polls close in florida. most experts believe there is no path to a trump victory without winning the sunshine state. >> moving along to 9:00 p.m., look to michigan with its 16 electoral votes. this state has seen a furious last-minute effort by trump and
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clinton, including a visit by president obama. >> a surprise state to watch in the 9:00 hour -- arizona. now it hasn't gone for a democrat since bill clinton in '96, but it is looking more competitive this year. you also have polls closing here in new york. of course the home state to both candidates. >> savannah has strong feelings about what might happen in arizona. as for the campaign's election night events, clinton is holding hers at the jacob javits convention center in new york, along the hudson river. it's a building that, by the way, has a rather symbolic glass ceiling. trump is hosting an invitation only event just down the street from 30 rock at the hilton hotel in midtown. >> to give you a sense when the night might wrap up, in 2008, john mccain delivered his concession speech at 11:18 eastern. that was pretty early. president-elect president obama declared his victory at 11:57. mitt romney conceded just before 1:00 a.m. and the president spoke to his supporters about 30
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minutes later. >> nbc news will be here for all of it. our wall to wall coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 out on the pacific coast. anchored by lester holt. he'll be joined by savannah, chuck todd, tom brokaw and our team of correspondents all across this country. >> looking forward. meantime, al is here, election day weather a big deal, al. >> it sure is. luckily we don't have a lot of horrible weather to talk about, but let's look at our decision 2016 forecast map. record highs in the pacific northwest. one of the big states we look at, pennsylvania. they're going to have a fairly mild day today. but by the afternoon, look for increasing clouds. then some showers move in from the west. how about texas, a big electoral state. we've got some of the worst weather happening there. strong storms especially later in the afternoon, off and on showers in the morning. by the evening, the panhandle clears up for the rest of the state. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. >> and that's your latest
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a live view outside shows you some hazy skies, mostly clear around san jose and the south bay, tri-valley looking at temperatures in the low 50s. for the afternoon, warm temperatures, low 70s san francisco to oakland. there you see san jose close to 76 degrees and 78 forecast today. mid 70s. high surf advisory on the coast as we go through the day today and wednesday. more clouds but not a lot of rain. a few sprinkles in the north bay. > of voters in two states that could
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be decisive in this election. we'll be live in the crucial battlegrounds of ohio and florida. and how did we get here? a look back at the long and controversial road to this election day 18 months in the making. but first on a tuesday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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good tuesday morning, election day. 7:26. i'm sam brock. things are officially under way in california. the polls opened about 25 minutes ago. "today in the bay's" chuck coppola is joining us live this morning from the santa clara county registrar's office. looks like a little activity behind you. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sam. very busy here at the registrar of voters at 1555 berger drive. back at the counter is where voters begin the process of casting their ballots here at the registrar of voters if this is more convenient than your own precinct closer to where you
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live. so far there's practically no line. however, as this day progresses, you can bet there will be a long line, perhaps an hour, maybe a little longer. here in the foreground you see people working. they are flattening ballots so that the machines won't be jammed later on. they've been processing a record number of ballots. this activity will continue all day long. they began processing them last night. this activity here will continue well into monday. reporting live in san jose, i'm chuck coppola, "today in the bay." >> all those preparations, counting the ballots, getting 24e8 ready. let's look at your weather. rob mayeda joins us. >> the afternoon looking very nice for election day. temperatures in the mid 70s around san jose. low 70s san jose to oakland. mild temperatures should continue through about thursday. then we'll see increasing clouds and our one chance of finding rain through the north bay friday night. >> a tough drive northbound into palo alto. a crash at embarcadero. should be clearing from lanes shortly. also in san jose a tough drive
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north 85, a crash cleared a block from hill road. a crash at tully from north 101 also cleared.
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7:30 now on the west coast on this tuesday morning, the 8th day of november, 2016. looking at the rink at rockefeller plaza, transformed to democracy plaza. we'll have more on voting in a couple of minutes, but there are other stories making headlines, as well. real estate mogul robert durst pleaded not guilty on monday. the 73-year-old was in a wheelchair and wearing a neck brace when he entered that plea in the shooting death of susan berman. he was a subject of a documentary on hbo that followed his life and cast suspicion on
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his involvement in several crimes. big news out of kensington palace overnight. prince harry's office has confirmed meghan markle was his girlfriend. the palace accused the media of harassing markle. he has been disappointed he's been not able to protect her. the relationship between the two have been the focus of rumors and speculation for several weeks. back now to the election, hillary clinton has voted in her hometown of chappaqua, new york. we expect to see donald trump doing the same thing any moment now. both candidates campaigned well past midnight. clinton wrapped things up in raleigh, north carolina. donald trump made his final pitch in grand rapids, michigan. >> let's do today's campaign moment, a vote that is truly out of this world, the only american not on planet earth has cast his vote. nasa says he filed an electronic absentee ballot from the
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international space station. before leaving the planet, he said he was excited about being able to say i voted from space. >> very cool. we always tell you every vote matters, but at the end of the day, this campaign is probably going to boil down to swing states. today national correspondent miguel almaguer is out in las vegas, nevada, where polls opened about 30 minutes ago. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning. this hotly contested battleground state could be a difference maker. as you mentioned, the polls opened about 30 minutes ago and before they did, the line here at this polling location wrapped around the corner here. many people inside. the biggest difference maker in this swing state could be the latino vote. we are told one out of nearly 20% of all eligible voters here in this state is latino. over the last couple of days there's been a surge of latino voters, many showing out for early voting, lines have stretched around the block and lasted hours in early voting. we are told some 770,000 people
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in this state alone have already cast their ballot in early voting. two-thirds of the expected vote. this is going to be a critical stit in hillary clinton wants to win it. just in 2008 and 2012 president obama took this state by a fairly slim majority. hillary clinton looking to follow his lead again here today. matt, i can tell you, the lines here we are expecting to stretch all the way around the corner today when folks return here to cast their ballot throughout the day. back to you guys. >> all right, miguel, thank you very much. >> now to another battleground state that could decide this race, florida, we've seen it before. long lines at polling places all morning long after a record number of early voters cast their ballots there. let's get to nbc's gabe gutierrez just outside miami. hi, gabe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the polls opened three hours ago and we've seen a steady stream
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of voters here throughout the morning. the lines have calmed down just a bit and we don't expect as long of lines as we saw in 2012 and that's because of the early and absentee voter turnout so far, as miguel was talking about in nevada. here in florida, about half of eligible voters have voted absentee or early. the key headline here, as miguel mentioned in nevada, is that latino turnout. 15% of the ballots cast so far in this state have been from latinos. there's been a latino surge not just in nevada, but states like arizona and parts of texas. why is that so important? according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, hillary clinton leads donald trump by 45% among latinos, so now here in florida, especially along the i-4 corridor, there's a massive effort to turn out that vote. for the past few election cycles, the latino vote has been very key in florida. the gop presidential nominee has not carried the state since back in 2004. that's when george w. bush
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carried 40% of the latino vote nationwide. the hillary clinton campaign believes that it could be a game changer this year in this critical battleground state. matt and va savannah? >> thank you, gabe. let get a check of the weather from al. >> for today, election day, decision 2016. on the map we started before, we do have a lot of wet weather making its way down through here's how the map shapes up, warming up out east, heavy rain in the gulf. california, your weather for election day, we're looking at some bright sunshine for the morning hours. we're expecting sunshine and warm weather as you get into the afternoon. and by this evening you've got great weather in case you're waiting to cast your vote until after work, mostly clear skies. san francisco, partly cloudy, 67 degrees. san luis obispo 83. san francisco 81. l.a., toasty standing in line
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with a temperature of about 88 degrees. up into reading, look for a high of about 74 degrees. weather there. you can see the bay area shaping up nicely. 50s across the bay, south bay, peninsula and tri-valley. north bay still seeing a little patchy fog around santa rosa this morning. there you go, temperatures today climbing to the mid 70s from napa into san jose, upper 70s possible in san jose. should see 70s from san francisco to oakland. mild temperatures wednesday and thursday. friday more clouds spill in. we will have a chance of rain in the north bibi friday night our friends at the weather channel doing some kind of fun today to help people ease their way into the election. starting at 3:00 until midnight, they're just playing smooth jazz >> a weather yule log.
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again. ♪ >> i am announcing -- >> i am proud to announce -- >> i am officially running -- >> i'm a candidate -- >> i announce my candidacy -- >> for president -- >> of united states. >> much is being raised about why hillary clinton used a personal e-mail account only during her tenure as secretary of state. >> did you wipe the server. >> what, like with a cloth or something? >> we have to build a wall! >> when mexico sends its people, they're bringing crime. they're rapists. and some, i assume, are good people. >> we put together a benghazi special committee. >> they've admitted it is a political partisan committee for the sole purpose of going after me. >> high stakes at the benghazi hearing. >> i thought more about what happened than all of you put together. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> donald trump is riding the
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wave to the lead of a crowded republican field. >> he is a chaos candidate. and he'd be a chaos president. >> look at that face, trump's quoted as saying. would anyone vote for that? >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. >> as the democrats running for president face off in a live televised debate. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you. me, too! ♪ >> thank you, iowa. >> thank you, thank you, new hampshire. thank you. >> what a super tuesday! >> it's official now, donald trump has hit the magic number of delegates he needs to clinch the gop nomination. >> nbc news projecting clinton has clinched the democratic nomination. >> first time in our nation's history that a woman will be a major party's nominee. >> bernie sanders has finally thrown his support behind democrat rival hillary clinton.
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>> she will be the next president of the united states. >> the next vice president of the united states, governor mike pence. thank you. >> the next vice president, my friend, senator tim kaine. >> some of melania trump's remarks on the opening night of the republican convention lifted from michelle obama's convention speech eight years ago. >> you work hard for what you want in life. >> the war of words intensified today over comments made by and about the parents of a muslim-american soldier killed in iraq. >> you have sacrificed nothing! >> trump's now under fire for insinuating khan's wife stayed silent on stage because of her religion. >> she probably -- maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. you tell me. >> our motto is, when they go low, we go high. >> i humbly -- >> accept your nomination -- >> for the presidency of the united states.
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>> -- for president of the united states. >> hillary clinton, she's incompetent. okay? >> donald trump has proven himself to be temperamentally unfit and unqualified to be president. >> the only good thing she's ever done is get out of trouble when anybody else would have been in jail by now. >> you could put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. >> she doesn't have the strength or the stamina. believe me. >> face to face, hand to hand combat, donald trump and hillary clinton go after each other in a spirited first debate. >> all talk, no action. >> this is a man who has called women pigs, slobs, and dogs. >> i have much better judgment than she does. i also have a much better temperament than she has. >> i think donned just criticized me for preparing for this debate. and you know what else i prepared for? i prepared to be president. >> race to the bottom? donald trump and hillary clinton
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. good morning on this election day tuesday. mostly clear skies. mostly in the 50s from downtown san jose, 59 degrees, a lot less fog than the same time year. 56 in livermore, and in san francisco 58 degrees and already close to 64 around oakland this morning and 53 into the north bay out towards napa. highs inland across the board, 76 in san jose, low 70s in oakland and san francisco. close to 75 in the forecast for santa cruz. mild temperatures around san francisco through thursday. increasing clouds on friday, and that looks to be the one chance of finding rain late friday night. skies clear and temperatures rebound midway through the weekend. >> a tough drive in many parts -- look at the south bay, really jammed up. i'm concerned about palo alto. we have a number of crashes. it sounds like one still leaves vehicles in lanes, north 101 out
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of the embarcadero off-ramp. in fact, by looking at the sensors, i see speeds improving through palo alto. slow through san jose and mountain view, 237 jammed heading westbound. that arrow shows you the earlier crash at tully slow for northbound 101. now getting to the east bay, a slow, slow drag for the upper eastshore freeway all the way to the bay brej. same thing on 580 and 880, speeds around 20 miles per hour an average. back to you. happening right now, the presidential election polls are officially open in california. they have been for about an hour. turnout could be especially high. nearly 80% of eligible state residents are registered. that's the highest figure in two decades. you can link to our decision 2016 section at for updates. "today in the bay's" chuck coppola is monitoring voting right now at the legislator county registrar's office. you can find his coverage in our twitter feed. topless women greeted voters, protesters at the same
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it is 8:00 on the west coast today. it is election day. there was the scene just a few >> that's right. he was greeted with a smattering of applause and also you can lear some boos there with his wife, melania, on 56th street between 2nd and 3rd avenues here in new york. ps 59. he's now inside getting ready to vote. nbc national correspondent peter alexander has been following the trump campaign for us this morning. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt and savannah, good morning to you. exactly 511 days since donald trump descended on that escalator in trump tower. he's now walked into his polling
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place here now only a few blocks away from trump tower to cast his vote for himself as the next president of the united states. you can see inside the live pictures there. trump arriving here with his wife melania, his daughter, ivanka trump, as well as his son-in-law, jared kushner, an active advisor during this campaign. trump wrapped up a frenetic several days. 14 stops in ten states focusing the last hours on places like new hampshire and michigan. some traditionally blue states that he knows he needs to flip. he says, "this is independence day." he says it is the day that american workers strike back. but he also added, when appealing for votes, he says, "if we don't win, i will consider this the single greatest waste of time and energy and money." donald trump and hillary clinton taking this campaign battle right down to the wire. >> wow. i got to tell you, this is sure worth staying up for. >> reporter: in the key battleground of north carolina, hillary clinton making her final
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campaign pitch in front of a roaring crowd overnight. her last event punctuated by energized supporters and a performance by lady gaga and john bon jovi. just hours earlier, clinton greeting a massive crowd outside philadelphia's independence hall. >> i am not going to let anybody rip away the progress we've made and turn the clock back. >> reporter: the night, a showcase in democratic star power. president obama enjoying his highest approval ratings in four years. looking to preserve his legacy with a final impassioned plea. >> i'm asking you to work as hard as you can this one last day to atlanta our next president of the united states of america, hillary clinton! ♪ >> reporter: on a crisp, fall night, an all-star line up, including the boss, bruce springstein. >> reporter: while donald trump
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didn't have the lentcelebrities he's battling until the bitter end. >> we don't need john bon jovi. we don't need lady gaga. >> reporter: arriving in michigan overnight to a deep blue crowd. >> if we win michigan, we will win this historic election, and then we will truly be able to do all things we want to do. >> reporter: bringing his family along for the final push, rallies in florida, north carolina, pennsylvania, new hampshire and michigan in the last five days alone. >> if we don't win, this will be the single greatest waste of time, energy and money in my life. >> reporter: his closing argument insisting that he's a uniquely qualified agent of change. >> my only special interest is you. >> reporter: the billionaire slamming clinton over her e-mail controversy. >> hillary clinton is the most corrupt person every to seek the office of the presidency. >> reporter: at times, going off script, stopping to admire a mask of himself.
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>> nice head of hair, i'll say that. >> reporter: but even in his final hours, trump's primary target -- hillary clinton -- remains unchanged. >> we are finally going to close the history books on the clintons and their lies and schemes and corruption. >> reporter: clinton very early this morning greeting supporters on the tarmac in new york. the end of a historic 19-month campaign, seeking to become the nation's first female president. >> reporter: now back here live in midtown manhattan outside ps-59 where donald trump is casting his vote right now. matt and savannah, you were talking about the "boos" that we heard. those came from a crowd of average new yorkers kaf erers c their own votes. then behind us, there with are some construction workers. a couple of moments ago they were chanting "lock her up" underscoring the great divide that will exist in this country even after america casts its vote today. worth noting that in indianapolis right now, mike pence is in the midst of a bike ride. he will cast his vote soon. then donald trump's running mate will fly here to new york.
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the two of them will host a v.i.p. event, a private party at trump tower, before they head over to the midtown hilton where they hope to celebrate tonight's results. back to you. >> peter, thank you very much. cheers and boos, just another day in new york city. exactly. meantime, hillary clinton was up early casting her vote about 8:00 eastern time and calling it a humbling experience. nbc's kristen welker has more on the clinton campaign. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. after a grueling campaign, hillary clinton did cast her ballot here in her hometown of chappaqua, emotions running high with secretary clinton potentially on the cusp of making history. hillary clinton's motorcade pulled up to the chappaqua polling center shortly before:00 a.m. eastern time, just hours after her campaign plane touched down for the final time in nearby westchester. a crush of reporters and supporters surrounding clinton as the first female major party presidential candidate cast her ballot. >> it is the most humbling
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feeling, dan, because i know how much responsibility goes with this and so many people are counting on the outcome of this election. what it means for our country and i'll do the very best i can if i'm fortunate enough to win today. >> reporter: along with her husband. >> how does it feel to be a political spouse? >> it's felt that way for several years now. and good. i've had 13 years of practice. >> reporter: hours earlier, her running mate, tim kaine, cast his vote. candidate showing up before the polls opened in his hometown of richa richmond, virginia at 6:00 a.m. >> it's kind of like we've done all we can do. now it is in the hands of the voters but now we feel really comfortable with about it. it is also nice to be back here in the neighborhood. >> reporter: campaign officials telling me secretary clinton feels very confident about the campaign that she has run and confident about their ground game. more than 1 million volunteers out in force over the weekend.
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she will spend part of today working on two speeches. one for either outcome. and as she waits, her campaign recompe retweeting images of hundreds of people visiting the grave site of susan b. anthony. of course, she fought for women to have the right to vote. and so many of them are now hoping that secretary clinton breaks through that highest glass ceiling. clinton will celebrate tonight what she hopes will celebrate at the javits center here in new york. investors on wall street keeping a very close watch on what happens today after stocks surged on monday. nbc's ali vel shi shi is at thek exchange. markets hate uncertainty. today is the ultimate uncertain day. what do you think is going to happen in the markets today? >> if you go back nine days when james comey first issued that letter to congress, you saw the market give up about 300 points. as soon as he said we're back to where we were, he doesn't think
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hillary clinton needs to be prosecuted, you saw yesterday the market made up that 300 points, and some. so we are at a point where we were before where the market seems to think hillary clinton is going to win the election. now what markets tend to like is a president of one party and a congress of another party. so if we stay where we are today, you're probably going to see in under 90 minutes an open that is lower as we prepare for -- the market prepares for a hillary clinton victory. if through the course of the day this market gets clues that it might be going the other way, you're going to see this market come down. they are not as anxious for a donald trump victory as they are for a hillary clinton victory. but, part of that is because markets like certainty. it is not that they like hillary clinton more than donald trump, but they think hillary clinton's going to win. they'll celebrate if hillary clinton wins. >> ali, thank you very much. as nbc news was first to report, the nation's intelligence community is poised and ready in case of any possible election day cyber attacks. sean henry is the chief security officer of the cyber security firm crowd strike and with the fbi formerly.
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good morning. it strikes me that if this is a uniquely difficult job because everybody's concerned about cyber attacks, but who knows what form it could take? would it be hackers? would it be state sponsored? would it be messing with vote totals? would it be something on the internet? how do you prepare for something like this? >> we know that the russian government has tried to interfere with the electoral process thus far. they hacked the dnc and the dccc. i don't think we're likely to see a disruption of the actual ballot process because our system is so widely dispersed, it would be very, very difficult to do that. i think we are likely to see though some russians or activist groups sponsored by russia or supporting them to actually get some information and to leak it, follow up with social media, to really put a seed of doubt into the actual electoral process. it is about creating confusion and chaos in the democratic process. >> what does the effort to prevent it look like? i mean are there just hundreds or thousands of people in front of computer screens today watching kind of odd little factors?
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>> so the reality of it is, they're not going to actually be able to stop it. what you have is command posts that are set up strategically around the country with the intelligence community, dhs, the fbi. they're looking for unusual or anomalous traffic. they'll be able to respond to it. but they're not going to be able to prevent it at this point. you can't turn off the internet or pull people off the network. >> are you telling people today to treat everything with a grain of salt if you see it flying over the internet? >> i think that's very, very important. one thing we've seen historically is these groups actually change data to put out misinformation specifically to undermine the process and create a doubt of the credibility of our election. >> sean henry, busy day for folks in your line of work. thank you. msnbc chief legal. correspondent ari melber is spending his day monitoring any voter irregularities as parts of nbc's vote watch unit. ari, good morning to you. donald trump has kind of fed this story that there could be a rigged election, or that there might be voter fraud. t there might be voter fraud.
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where are the monitors going to be and what specifically are they going to be looking for? >> he has spoken about that, and happy election day to you. our early voting indicators don't show this being a different type of race. but to your question, the first thing that folks look out for is misinformation. already in indiana, voters received texts with the wrong polling location. there was a concern, oh, is this rigging? is this some effort to tamper? in fact, we found out very quickly over the course of a few hours that it was sim lply an honest mistake by the local democratic party. the other thing is poll access. will there be tampering or intimidation at the polls. we've already seen some small skirmishes over that. an ohio judge for example ordering allies of donald trump not to do anything that amounts to intimidation. then to the monitoring. basically in about 28 states there are civil rights federal monitors that are out in different places, polling locations, trying to make sure or double check there isn't any
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kind of malfeasance going on. and then the other big thing we're always watching for is the counting of the vote itself. that is the idea that when you go up on an individual basis and you press your candidate, does your machine or does your ballot show the right candidate? or is there some sort of other problem? and if anyone sees that, that gets called in pretty quickly. that counting of course leads to what everyone cares about tonight -- an accurate count of who the winner is. >> ari, i think the most important point you make here is that every year, every election cycle we see voter confusion. there is a long way from voter confusion to voter fraud. we appreciate you making that point. let us bring in nbc's special correspondent tom brokaw. he's of course been through his fair share of election days in his 50 years here at nbc. we always turn to you on these days for sanity and perspective, tom. good morning. >> i mean i think just on this last point, i do think we need reformation of our political voting process. it is too chaotic across the country. every state has its own rules and that's no way to run a
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democracy. but i have been looking back at what we've been through in the last year. then i've been trying to figure out how we go on from here. let's take a look first at what we've been through. >> reporter: two aging baby boomers, both wealthy, and very public figures, for most of their adult lives, met on the great battleground of a presidential campaign, and there they divided the country. >> the people united will never be defeated. >> reporter: trump appealing to the disenfranchised, the white working class, gun owners, evangelicals. hillary to women, minorities, traditional democrats. the political establishment. and at the end, the country is still deeply divided, a prescription for gridlock. at a time when there are major issues to be resolved. we're at war, in the middle east, and vulnerable to terror at home.
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how do we resolve the immigration problem humanely? >> we have to establish borders and we have to build a wall. we have to build a wall. >> reporter: how to fix health care without leaving millions with no coverage. and the new economy. how does it serve the old workforce? clinton and trump have their loyal followers, but the majority of american voters went in to this election not wild about either candidate. and that unhappiness will continue to be stirred by the vast universe of social media. clever, ideological, left and right, designed to wound, not to heal. >> it is to replenish -- >> such a nasty woman. >> reporter: after all the turmoil of more than a year, in the end, the two candidates were better at dividing than uniting. >> hillary clinton will be under investigation for a long, long time. >> reporter: trump picked fights with hispanics, women, and
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muslims. including the parents of a muslim-american serviceman killed in iraq. clinton mocked trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables." >> i am sick and tired of the negative, dark, divisive, dangerous vision and behavior! >> it has been a marathon of anger and the country is ready for it to be over. but voters on both sides remain anxious about the future. >> who's ready to vote in this election! >> reporter: it is the nature of democracy, that there will always be differences. but at the end of this campaign, america remains a sharply divided red state/blue state nation with too few common goals, too many deep differences. >> you know, a pollster says a defining theme of this election has been fear on both sides and across the country. can you not continue to operate under an umbrella of fear. so i think beginning tomorrow morning, whoever wins, they've got to dissolve that fear in
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some fashion by bringing the country together. >> you say that. i have known you for a long time. i would characterize you as an optimistic hopeful person. but when you consider that depending on which side loses tonight, 40 million-plus people are going to be disappointed, and some of them won't even accept the results of the election, how do you go forward? >> i think that's a very, very astute point. then you look at the map, it is that central part of the country and the south. then you have the coastal regions who are going to be for the democratic candidate. how do you bring them together? here is one thought. everyone agrees that we need to do something about public works. our bridges, our roads, the rail lines in this country, that's a non-partisan issue. start with that. you can have a 5-cent gasoline tax right now. puts people to work not only that, when they go to work, they make money and they put it into the treasury. i grew up in a public works era. my dad worked on a big dam right after the war. and it absolutely converted this country. all of us my age were the people
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from those working class families who got to go to college and have the lives that we have today. so that's one place that you can begin. another place that you can begin in my judgment is public service for the millennials. they want to do it. but they just don't feel attached to the institutions of governance. i'm involved in a public service academy at arizona state. we had 100 sign up last year. 250 this year. they want to be involved in that. moreover, we've got to relieve the pressure on less than 1% of the population putting on military uniforms and going off to war. there are a lot off jobs that could be filled in non-military roles by a new form of public service. those are two places to begin. party elders, by the way, are already beginning to talk across party lines about how we do these things. they know that the country cannot continue with the schism running down the middle of it. >> compromise can't be a dirty word anymore in our politics. tom, thank you very much. stay with nbc news, of course, tlouhroughout the day a night as well.
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sidewalk, streetlight all going in. the city's mayor called that situation unprecedented and said they are now working to prevent secondary disasters. >> they have a nice pool. >> apparently they were doing subway construction under there. >> oh. >> somebody has some explaining to do. >> they were doing some dusting. oh, no. >> exactly. now the last thing you want to see while you're flying, how about a snake on a plane. we don't mean the samuel l. jackson movie, there was an actual snake on an actual plane. this happened in mexico, a snake about 3 feet long, bright green which is never good. >> no. >> slit erred out of the overhead compartment, it appears to be a venomous green viper identified by al roker who knows these things. the passenger who shot this video says mostly everyone on board remained calm. the pilot radioed ahead, the plane was given priority to land in mexico city touching down about ten minutes later the airline is investigating how that snake got on the plane.
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>> somebody had that snake in a bag. >> exactly. and how that snake got priority seating without paying for it. how about pop start. >> a couple good things for you guys this morning. gist to jennifer aniston explaining why she decided to address head i don't know attacks on her personal life. she is normally very private but back in july she took on her critics in an interview with huffington post, now jen says i have worked too hard in this life and career to be whittled down to a sad childless human. jen added she's happier than she has ever been in part due to her hubby. she said all i know is that i feel completely seen and adored in no matter what state and it brings forth the best part of myself. >> zac efron, one of his good friends and co-star adam divine
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celebrated his birthday so jack got behind a piano and sang a bluesy number. ♪ happy birthday to one of a sexy ♪ ♪ oh, i said happy birthday >> he was in high school musical. >> adam of course saw the video, loved it on twitter. he said i feel like the prettiest girl in school. that's a little pop start to break up things for you this morning. >> all right. >> all around good guy that zac efron. >> he is a good guy with the gymnasts. >> simone biles friendship. >> and he can sing. tamron, thank you. >> mr. here's what's happening around the bay area. heat index, hazy clouds from san jose to palo alto and livermore. oakland already 64, 59 in san francisco. we should be on our way to 70s for high today. low 70s san francisco to oakland and mid-70s in san jose.
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next couple of days looked pretty mild with our next and probably only rain chance coming up late friday night. you'll begin to see that for the north bay and skies clear and our temperatures rebound midway through the weekend. and that is your latest weather. guys. >> all right, al, thank you very much. just ahead, a deserving couple going through a major life transition gets a special anniversary gift from jill martin. and we're putting new spins on a classic thanksgiving side after your local news.
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good morning election tuesday. i'm sam brock. polls in california have been open about 90 minutes. here is a look at volunteers sorting ballots, staying busy there. california has a record number of registered voters this year. almost 80% of eligible residents are registered. that's the highest in decades. open at 7:00 in the morning, close at 8:00 p.m. tonight. can you vote as long as you're in line before the polls close. voters receive a provisional ballot if the names aren't on the roles and mail-in must be
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dropped off by today. going to work, what are we seeing? >> a slowdown, reminder pass by polling stations watch for people crossing the streets. a lot of folks rushing there before they get to work. a lot of folks slow. look at all that red. 880 southbound unusually slow because of a crash southbound high street that did clear when we had traffic jammed up before 980 toward oakland. commute direction very slow. here is 238 dragging below 20 miles per hour. down 880. 33 more minutes down towards dumbarton bridge. 77 minutes on 101.
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♪ we're back now 8:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 8th day of november, 2016. of course, that makes it election day. and we have moved from our election center in 30 rock over to our plaza this morning to say hi to a big crowd of people that's gathered here. >> really cool. >> it's beautiful out here. >> i missed our crowd being across the street. so nice to see everybody. coming up we have got a rising
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star, czar la larsson, she's just 18 years old already climbing the charts and she will give us a special live performance. >> she opens for beyoncé. then on to renovate today, how jill martin helped give the home of recent empty nesters the ultimate upgrade. and thanksgiving side dishes worth saving room for, we're putting a special twist on my favorite with savannah. >> green bean casserole. >> and liven up your holiday table. >> how about a check of the weather. it will be pretty nice around much of the country. we do have warmth talk about coast to coast after a cool start in the northeast, new york city today up into the 60s, 63 indianapolis, pensacola 75 and look at how warm it is out west, we could be -- see a few records broken in the northwest, look at reading 74, salt lake 74, l.a. near 90 degrees and later this
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week with temperatures that a live picture of san jose, hazy skies, fog-free compared to this time yesterday, 59 already in san jose. 56 in livermore and close to 60 in san francisco. 64 currently in oakland. we should see numbers in the 70s from san francisco, oakland, into san jose. warmest temperatures today around danville and tri-valley. 6 in san jose. mild temperatures through thursday and then we'll see more clouds and a chance at least of a little light rain friday night into-free early. that's your latest weather. you know, if you're feeling anxious tune into the weather channel starting at 3:00 p.m. it's just smooth jazz and beautiful pictures of weather all evening long until 12:00 midnight. get away from the elections and just enjoy the weather channel. now back to you guys. renovate today is created
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with our sponsor, lowe's. for more content like this visit the "today" facebook page and check out love notes. >> and now our ongoing series renovate today, we asked if you had a room that needed a redo because you're going through some kind of a life change. >> so far we've given a couple that was expecting triplets a nursery, created and excellent man cave for a hard working veteran that we all fell in love with. this morning jill martin is back and has another amazing family who answered answered the shoutout. >> this one you're going to love because this is a room that you use very often. >> i can't wait. the bathroom? >> i thought the same. >> from pennsylvania the tate family became empty nesters and wanted to upgrade their kitchen so we teamed up with lowe's for the ultimate 25th anniversary gift. >> oh. >> heidi and bob tate are about to celebrate a big anniversary.
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>> my husband and i will be married 25 years in march and he does so much for me. >> oh, she's everything. she does everything around the house, she takes care of everything for me, helps me out so much. she's been here all these years. >> heidi and bob first met in their teens. >> i remember you were on the softball team. >> he was cute. he had a mustache. >> two kids and nearly 25 years later these love birds are now empty nesters but heidi's favorite thing to do is to have her children over for a home cooked meal. >> i love cooking, absolutely love to would think. >> with the kids gone we only see them for dinner. >> the kitchen means quality time with my family to oat and fun fun. >> redoing their kitchen was always on their to-do list but something always came up. >> we would have a college bill or a car bill. >> the best thing my daughter got married so we put our kids first and just kept putting up on the back corner. >> but not today. we called in lowe's head designer deb and her team to
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give the kitchen a much needed facelift. >> i see glue, tape, staples, that is something that needs to go away. >> it looks like you're missing some storage. we will make it functional. >> there is a lot to get rid of, but a few things heidi wants to keep. >> the magnets represent my children. what i've done for them and how much they appreciate what i do for them, too. >> with only eight days to transform the kitchen, deb and her team got right to work. a few final touches and then it was time to let heidi and bob see their brand new kitchen. >> oh, my. >> oh. ♪ >> oh. >> oh, it's perfect. >> wow. >> holy cow. now i can sit here and took and they can sit here and eat and we can all just have a good time. it flows beautifully, it's done
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perfect, the colors are awesome. >> now you can use the stapler for paper and not for your cabinets, right? >> look at the back splash. i love the back splash. >> the tates finally have the kitchen they've always dreamed of just in time for the holidays. >> the formula to your design is the centerpiece of the room which is now your magnets. >> we needed to make sure that a part of you stayed in this newly remodeled space so the magnets are there for you to continually add more. >> you could not move around in this kitchen. moving things around, making this a really good walkway, creating that space for you to sit with your family and then those double pantries. >> i'm going to be cooking a lot. i'm going to have the family over and we will sit here and eat and have fun and talk and be comfortable. very comfortable. >> hooray. >> because my house -- >> and we heard from them and she's cooked ribs, that was the first meal that everyone requested. now it's really a family lace.
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>> we need "today" show magnets so you could give them one. >> i will add that. i am going to send that. >> just that one little touch missing. it looked great. happy for them. thank you. up next, recipes for two creative ways to serve a classic that savannah loves, green bean casserole. >> yes. >> just in time for the holidays, but first this is "today" on nbc. first, this is on nbc.
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we're back now 8:39 with more of our today food all stair thanksgiving pairing culinary experts together to make your holidays stress free and of course delicious. this morning the ever popular green bean casserole. yes, two different ways. katie lee is a co-host of the food network's the kitchen, alex guarnaschelli judges the food network's chopped beat bobby flay finale. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> how much do you love green bean casserole? >> i love it. this is a classic.
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>> i never had it growing up ever. so as an adult i'm really digging my heels in with this one. i love it. >> let's make sure we understand you are going to make the traditional green bean casserole. >> yes, i'm going traditional. >> you're going with a little twist. >> a little pinache. >> we will start with katie and talk about the ingredients. >> we will start with all those usual classics, green beans, mushrooms, onions, freed onions. >> okay. >> the first step is to cook the green beans, i have boiling salted water and the green beans go in for four minutes until they're tender and submerge them in an ice water batting. keeps them green and stops them from cooking. >> i have some onions sauteing in butter, that takes seven or eight minutes, then you add mushrooms. >> what kind of mushrooms are you using? >> i'm using extra meany, you you could use white button mushrooms or any kind that you
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like. >> perfect. >> then you add flour. this is a thickener, cook it for a minute or two to get that flour taste out of it. so you pour in the half and half. >> if you didn't want to go this heavy could you put milk. >> you could totally do milk and it will work great. you want it to coat the back of the spoon, it will take a couple minutes, then turn off the heat, add in parmesan cheese and sherry vinegar. >> this is after how long? >> this is after about four minutes. >> perfect. >> get knows green beans and let's put them in here. >> got it. >> you will toss them with the sauce just like that. this is going to be so good. this makes me think childhood thanksgiving. >> we have our tasters downstairs getting ready to
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trade both of these recipes. >> it's yummy. >> yummy. >> okay. it goes into a casserole dish and you're going to bake this for 25 minutes then top it with those fried onions, you can get those in a can and it comes out like this. >> i'm going to grab your dish and go up to alex and see what she's got cooking. >> this is garlic, mustard, flour and bacon. >> bacon. >> yeah. >> now you're talking to me. >> she wins because she brought bacon. >> i like when you mix flower with mustard you can add less flower because the mustard thickness to make it lighter. that's the cheap date supermarket mushroom that we do have. if you would pure in worst shear, that harkness to a steak.
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once the mushrooms have cooked we add a little milk, chicken stock and sour cream for tang. >> that pouring heavier than milk. i think that's cream. >> and a little chicken stock and this is sour cream and we simmer that and let's that bubble, that gets that chicken soup vibe going. >> you've added the green beans. did you pre cook the green beans the way katie did. >> yeah, in boiling started water and i've stirred half in raw for a churchy mention tour, you could go raw and simmer them gently. >> the onions. >> the nibble factor. >> instead of only onions you've added brussels sprout leaves. >> on top we top it with -- i like to do the onions on the outside, like a little ring so that every time you scoop every single bite has the onion.
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>> katie, come on up. >> bacon and brussels sprouts right on top. i like a little fresh green. by the way, feel free to overdo it, it's thank givings. >> guys, down fares, what do you think? >> we are devouring this. >> we like the brussels sprout chip thing. >> election day breakfast. >> we didn't think you could do anything more with a traditional green bean casserole and look what you've done. and yours is fantastic. >> this is a crunchy little forest on top. >> perfect. great. >> yum. >> yes, you both approve of each other's. >> we cosign. >> katie and alex, thank you very much. they will be back on november 23rd for our big pre thanksgiving celebrate out on the plaza. you can find their recipes and so much more at and check out today's facebook page, alex will be doing a live cooking demo. coming up next a live performance from music sensation zara larsson, but first on a tuesday morning this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ there aren't enough police officers to fill the ranks.
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>> announcer the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> we are back at 8:46 with swedish singing sensation zara larsson. at ten years old she competed on sweden has talent and she won. >> she's got hits like "lush life" and she's at it again she's got a new single called "ain't my fault". good morning. we look at those pictures of you as a little girl. some might say you are an overnight sensation but you've been doing this half your life. >> pretty much. it's been going really, really well last year, 2016 has been the best time of my life so far. >> people called you the performer of the year, you opened for bee yons yoyoncé and
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making your mark here? my first album, first international and we are very excited. >> have you been touring? >> i will definitely do that 2017 when my album is out, but i've been doing a lot of press, but -- >> this song that you are about to play for us you will have everybody on your feet. what's it called? >> "ain't my fault". >> take it away. ♪ oh my, oh my, oh my ♪ oh my, oh my, oh my ♪ it ain't my fault you keep turning my on ♪ ♪ it ain't my fault you got me so wrong ♪ ♪ it ain't my fault i'm not leaving alone ♪ ♪ it ain't my fault you keep turning me on ♪ ♪ i can talk right now i like what i'm seeing ♪ ♪ i couldn't stop right now if i
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wanted to ♪ ♪ oh, my god what is this ♪ want you all in my business ♪ baby i insist please don't blame me for whatever happens next joeb yeah, i can be responsible jsh if i get you in trouble now ♪ ♪ see you're too irresistible yeah that's for sure ♪ ♪ so if i put your hands where my eyes can't see ♪ ♪ you are the one that's got a hold on me ♪ ♪ yeah, i can be responsible, responsible ♪ ♪ it ain't my fault ♪ nope ♪ nope ♪ it ain't my fault ♪ it ain't my fault you came looking like that ♪ ♪ you just made me trip fall and land on your lap ♪ ♪ bad boy smooth body hotter
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than a summer ♪ ♪ ain't got time right now ♪ i just called an uber ♪ what is this, want you all in my business ♪ ♪ i insist ♪ please don't blame me for whatever happens next. ♪ ♪ no i can't be responsible if i get you in trouble now ♪ ♪ see you're too irresistible yeah that's for sure ♪ ♪ so if i put your hands where my eyes can't see ♪ ♪ you're the one who's got a hold on me ♪ ♪ no i can't be responsible responsible ♪ ♪ it ain't my fault ♪ ♪ it ain't my fault notes ♪ baby one two three your body's
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calling me ♪ ♪ it's exactly where i want to be ♪ ♪ but it ain't my fault ♪ no ♪ no no no not my it ain't my fault ♪ >> woo! all right! >> zara larsson. you're going to be back a little later with one more song. coming up, a look at how we've spent election day over the years right here on "today." >> it ain't my fault. >> but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back, 8:53 on election day 2016. >> over the years, we've been here for some historic, exciting and very tense mornings as the nation voted for a new president. well, here is a look back at 40 years of election day coverage here on "today." >> president carter and ronald reagan winding up their campaigns with familiar themes. >> george bush, bill clinton, ross perot. >> will george w. bush or al gore be the 43rd president of the united states? >> i'm tom brokaw here in the nbc news election center. jane pauley is here as well.
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jane, good morning. >> once the returns start coming if tonight, those states which go to president ford will light up in blue be with and those for governor carter in red. if you are watching a black and white set, that will be dark grey for ford and light grey for carter. election day, 1980. we are showing you an automatic voting machine in philadelphia. >> decision time has come. will it be four more years or is it possible that the polls which now show the race narrowing a bit are wrong? >> good morning, everyone. in the news, first, of course, the presidential election. voters going to the polls this morning to choose between george bush and michael dukakis after one of the most bitter presidential campaigns in memory. >> welcome to "today" on what is obviously a very special tuesday morning. this is a morning that we've been working towards and talking about countless words and hours spent directed towards this end. >> good morning, everyone. bill clinton, bob dole and the rest of the country go to the polls on this election day. at stake for the country in today's voting, control of the
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white house and control of congress. >> could we end up with one man winning the popular vote and the other man winning the electoral college? could we end up with a tie if the electoral college race? could we end up back here tomorrow morning and still not know the winner? >> good morning. decision day. will it be george bush or john kerry? >> with this being one of the most hotly contested races in history, turnout is expected to be massive. >> two men, two parties, two very different visions of how to get america back on track. >> and welcome to "today" on this historic tuesday, election day. i'm meredith vieira. i feel like a little kid, except i can vote. >> governor romney and senator obama still neck and neck. >> seems like we've been talking about this day for the better part of two years because we have been talking about this day for the better part of two years. it is finally here. >> i can never see enough of that stuff. >> i know. i love looking back. the hair just gets better every
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cycle. for everyone! >> not for everyone. we're going to have much more on today's election after these messages and your local news. >> have a great day, everybody. good morning, 8:56. i'm kris sanchez. polls in california have been open two hours. this is a look at volunteers sorting through ballots earlier today regime star's office. a record number of voters. measure rr deciding by voters in
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san francisco, alameda and contra costa, $3.5 for improvements. california voters deciding 17 state measures, among those closely watched proposition 64, which would legalize marijuana for anyone over the age of 21. the state would be able to license, regulate and tax marijuana. happening now keeping a close eye on the election as it unfolds in the bay area and across the nation. if you experience any problems with the polls, any irregularities, we want to hear about it. tip line 844-nbc-vote. monitoring voting under way in santa clara county, link to coverage in the twitter feed. topless women, protesters greeting voters at the same precinct where donald trump voted. you can find that on the facebook page.
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this morning on "today's take," royal romance. prince harry speaking out about his girlfriend, meghan markle. find out what he's saying that's got evybody talking. then we'll catch up with steve martin. and tips and tricks to save you time on thanksgiving coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. well, good morning! tuesday morning. anything going on today? november 8th? no? >> only something we've waited 20 months for. >> but it just seems like yesterday. election day! i'm al, along with tamron and dylan. it is decision 2016. >> it is indeed. what an incredible journey.
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>> democracy plaza. we gussied up rockefeller plaza here. we've got the big ice skating rink. >> tonight that will turn into the united states of america. >> my husband, brian, has been out there because he's running the jib with the coverage tonight. that big arm that just pans around. he's been out there 12, 15 hours a day practicing. >> it is amazing. i was stationed out there last year. i was telling al last year on the ice it was like 400 below zero. today, 55 degrees! ice may melt around alaska. >> i tried to go vote this morning before i came in. line was crazy so i'm going to have to do it after. >> i early voted. then i was driving this morning and this was the line. it wrapped around -- i thought beyonce had shown up. it was like -- there was a line wrapped around the corner. i jumped out. >> i think you need to talk to dylan's husband, brian. >> full disclosure, i wear pretty much pajamas, like
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onesies into work. i jumped out of the car in my onesie to snap that video. i was ordinary, can you just legally take pictures of people on the street. b, i'm in the middle of i moo pajamas in new york city. >> be careful. >> one thing i discovered was when we moved and i changed the address on my license, i mean we moved within manhattan. i assumed it changed my voting registration. now i have to go all the way back to the upper west side to vote if my old location because it did not change. i didn't decide to look until last night. >> take the subway up. >> have a nice lunch. >> right. we'll make a day out of it. >> let's go to ohio. take a look at a polling place. this is cincinnati. folks are getting ready and they're getting it done. >> this is one you can take pictures in. >> we can take a picture. >> we can always take a picture. >> i wonder if we can get the guy to do the tamron move.
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>> that's one of the most important states we'll be watching tonight. that's my camera -- people keep saying is it going to be an early night? what's going to happen? >> i think it is going to be decided pretty early. >> all of the experts, pundits, say that florida, donald trump needs it. that's his path. hillary clinton not so much. but we could have an early night or we could be here days. we could be father time and mother time through this. >> you got to travel to the upper west side to vote. how about astronaut shane kimbrough? >> he cast his ballot from outer space. we don't know how we voted and nor should we, but he did cast his ballot. basically they're saying this is no excuse. >> that's so cool. how about sasha edelstein who voted over the weekend. she was heading to the hospital in labor. the contractions were seven to ten minutes apart when she was
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voting. she gave birth to a healthy baby girl named rosie. >> that's how easy it is. >> i love this story at the weather channel. a lot of folks are so stressed about the election. of course there will be coverage on msnbc. but maybe you want to dial it back. okay? our friends at the weather channel starting at 3:00 p.m., they're just going to show very nice nature shots. >> is that real? >> yes. and play jazz music, some smooth jazz. there will be a weather crawl at the bottom. >> that's very relaxing. >> that's right. kind of destress. from 3:00 p.m. until midnight. >> i kind of love this idea. >> i think so. it is kind of like an election yule log. >> like with the christmas yule log. >> exactly. just watching rainbows and waterfalls. >> if you don't want to do that, you can go turn to nbc news
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tonight. >> lester's going to be playing smooth jazz. on his base. >> savannah's going to be on the drums. chuck to chuck todd's going to be on the sax. tom brokaw is going to be tom brokaw. this is democracy. >> coming up later, you have a great interview with steve martin and kristin stewart. >> the movie is so different because it's shot in a format that we've never seen before. it makes it look very real. almost as if you're right next to the people. so we -- before we interview a cast, we usually get a screener. right? we normally get a link we can watch from home. because this was such a special movie, it had to be seen in the movie theater. so the times were like 9:00 friday night or 8:00 a.m. saturday morning. really cut in to "weekend today." so i couldn't do it. then our producer who helped me put this spot together he said, i got you the 6:00 showing.
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in i'm like great. i'm in my uggs, sweatpants and sweatshirt. i go to the 6:00 showing, it is the premier for the movie. i had no idea. i don't think matt had any idea. i'm not going to throw him under the bus. >> but you just backhanded. >> so you showed up at an actual premier in uggs and pajamas. >> yes. you're at the premier. everybody's on the red carpet. everybody's nice and fancy dressed. the whole cast comes out and they introduce the show and the cast. there i am just in my uggs. so i duck in the back door, i grab my ticket. but on my way to grab the popcorn off the table, i knock over like six bags of popcorn to the guy who's sweeping up popcorn right next to me. i laughed. i said that's pretty ironic,
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isn't it? >> he thought that was really funny. >> he wanted nothing to do with me. >> he's thinking this is the woman throwing matt greenfield under the bus. >> some things in life, don't you wish it was like the "truman show" like please let someone be recording this moment in life. that's crazy. >> it was an epic fail on so many different levels. but the movie was actually fantastic. we interview six or seven people from the cast, including eng lee, the director of the movie. >> that makes it all worth it. >> these are real life stories. "truman show." coming up, it is the fairy tale romance capturing the world's attention. i didn't know if this was real, but it's confirmed, guys. harry, prince harry, and hollywood beauty meghan markle. >> i thought he was going out with a steve usrkel. >> now. now prince harry is standing up
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100% cleaning power of tide. we are back with more of "today's take." little drama across the pond. >> yeah. prince harry's apparently taken -- he's checking on his facebook page, what's the status change when you're dating? taken? >> i haven't changed in a while. >> in the middle of apparently falling for this beautiful actress, harry is hitting back at the media for the coverage of his relationship. if you've note heard, prince harry was reportedly dating american actress, meghan markle. she's been on our show before. we all think she is super nice. she is a fashion expert.
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she's gorgeous. prince harry says some people in the media have crossed the line. you may recognize her from the show "suits." that's on the usa network. the palace sent out a statement basically saying that he was objecting to this wave of abuse and harassment. prince harry's worried about miss markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. it is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that miss markle should be subjected to such a storm. he knows commentators will say this is the price she has to pay and that this is all part of the game. he strongly disagrees. this is not a game, it is her life. as dylan just asked the question, looking at pictures, why are people attacking her? well, meghan has revealed her father is caucasian, her mother is african-american. so apparently people take issue with her background and have come after her. >> sad. you got to meet her when you were visiting -- >> i did a set visit on the set
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of "suits" up in toronto. it was wonderful. the show is known for its amazing wardrobe. she thoed showed me through the closet. i got to try on this very expensive dress. she's so lovely. whenever she comes here she remembers my name. so we're kind of like bffs. so if they get married -- >> might be a bit of a stretch. >> listen, a girl can cream. someone once dreamt of dating a prince and there she has it. >> i had a dog named prince. he has a heinz 57. >> my dad used to say heinz 57. i love that. you have something for us that you have an issue with. >> i don't know i would call it an issue. of course, social media, these trends happen. ice bucket challenge, things like that. well, now we got the manikin challenge. okay? >> you know what it is? >> of course. people all of a sudden stand still and -- boom. kelly rowland posting one from
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her son's birthday. the gifls the girls of destiny's child, including queen bey. adele posting a western themed manikin challenge. >> look at adele. >> why don't you like this? >> it's not i don't like it. >> i know what you mean. sometimes it is good -- whether it's good -- >> when it's good, it's fantastic. >> for example, the dallas cowboys, they're doing great on the field but the executives not so good on their private jet. >> you're supposed to stop moving. >> i watched this yesterday like six times. i felt like it was moving -- look, this guy's moving. look at jerry jones. he's eating. you're supposed to be still. >> for example, we tried it yesterday on "today" show. you be judge. we did this in our 8:00 hour. and, there we go. >> not too bad.
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>> mr. roker then held it for like 20 minutes. >> savannah moved. then this one. >> al, you crushed it. >> he stayed that way for 15 minutes. >> i have an unfair advantage. as a kid, this is the kind of nerd i was and my friends were. we practiced sitcom freeze frames. in the '70s a sitcom, well, he'll have big problems then -- and then the theme music, and the credits would go. and did we miss the shot just then? >> no. ♪ >> our control room trying now. that's why nobody was listening. >> oh. okay. >> maryann. >> come on. christine! are they doing a magic trick? >> i love this! let's go to the back row. >> there's our audio room.
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what is that? the jerry jones of the "today" show. >> oh, come on! let's move on over. >> nice. nice. >> tammy's supposed to have a glass of wine in her hand. i'm going to make her laugh. >> oh, tammy! oh! >> oh, come on! >> crumble. she folded like a cheap suit. >> oh, man, wow. >> send us your video of your manikin challenge, #todays take. >> let's face it, no matter what you do, it can't be as bad as tammy in the control room. >> when we were kids, you tried to keep a serious face, my mom would always go, "i see that smile." it would make you so angry, you wouldn't help but smile. >> she is also producer for hoda
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and kathie lee. so you mentioned wine. this forecast is interesting on election day. >> it sure is. again, for decision 2016, for the most part weather's not all that bad. we got warming weather along the east coast. unseasonably mild in the planes. a look at illinois -- we'll have some off and on showers, cloudy skies. by the afternoon, things clear out. by the evening it is going to be gorgeous, clear skies, mild temperatures. then as far as another one of our fabulous forecasts, georgia, sunny in the east, cloud in the west, and fairly dry right right now we're already seeing temperatures in the 60s from palo alto to san jose. 60s from oakland to san francisco with high clouds at times. warm temperatures today so use caution if you're heading out to the coast. a high surf advisory. wave heights getting up to 15 feet. breakers above 20 feet today.
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you can see our highs and lows. 70s from san francisco to oakland. mid to upper 70s south of downtown. mild temperatures through thursday. our one chance we think we could see rain for the north bay arriving friday night. >> and that's your latest weather. up next, want to know the secret ingredient for a flaky pie crust or neatest way to get rid of lumps out of gravy? we'll show you some hacks to help you out on your thanksgiving right after these messages. ♪ tomorrow's the day we'll play something besides video games. every day is a gift especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto®- a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto® was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital
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will be thankful for. good to see you. >> thanks for having me today. >> one of the things the most expensive real estate or valuable real estate is the oven. you've got some great ideas to help free that up. >> thanksgiving can be a really stressful time in any household. i know myself, i have four kids. i am constantly shuffling things around. so any time i can save space and not put it in the oven, i am excited. >> slow cooker? >> slow cooker. very simple. most people have them in their homes. you can use this to make a lovely green bean casserole, you can put your sweet potato casserole in there. you can keep all of your foods warm until you are ready to serve them. >> brilliant. gravy. people trying to get the lumps out of gravy. >> gravy is kind of the bain of my existence. but we're going to work through it. all we have to do is take a little bit of our gravy. pour it right into the food processor. you got nice lumpy gravy right there. all you do is put on the top.
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hopefully we'll get that on. there we go. we pulse it. you've done this before, haven't you? >> i've gotten caught before. >> there you go. pulse that bad boy up. and then we have this luscious smooth gravy that you can actually keep warm in a thermos. >> that is brilliant! >> right? >> you just pour it in and it will stay nice and toasty warm until you are ready to serve it to your table. >> the other thing, trying to keep everything warm. again, you don't want to take up space in the oven. >> no, you don't. but we used to use coolers for just keeping drinks cold. now you can actually use your cooler with some lined tin foil and place your side dishes right in the cooler just like that. >> that's so smart. >> close it up. you're good to go. >> flaky pie crust. this is something dylan said she does. i never heard about this. >> this is a really nifty tool. pie crust can be really difficult because it is -- you're baking. but if you substitute vodka or any other liquor -- >> really! >> you can use bourbon for flavor.
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you can use anything you like. but vodka will actually make your pie crust fluffier and it will actually be like a little bit flakier. >> that's really interesting. >> you put it right in here. >> i can put it all in? >> i say put it all in. you're going to do half vodka, half water. right? mix it all up. don't spill things. don't break things. >> couple of the crew members rushed over to try to get this. >> and there you go. >> then for fluffy mashed potatoes, what's your hack? >> last, but not least. so a little bit of baking soda goes a long way. adding a pinch of baking soda to your mashed potatoes works with the cream as an agent and makes your mashed potatoes if you havyer. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving to you, too. >> still ahead, steve martin showing us his serious side in a new movie getting a lot of buzz. dylan catches up with him and the cast after your local news and weather.
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good election day morning. it is 9:26. i'm kris sanchez. the polls in california have been open since 7:00 this morning. here are the volunteers who are counting ballots, sorting through them at the santa clara county registrar's office. california has a record number of registered voters this year. 80% of people who can vote are registered. that is the highest number in two decades. one of the biggest measures we're following in the bay area, measure rr, being decided by voters in san francisco, alameda and contra costa counties proposing $3.5 billion for b.a.r.t. improvements. california voters deciding 17 state measures including prop 64, which would legalize
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marijuana for people 21 and older. the state would be able to regulate, license and tax marijuana. the polls close at 8:00 tonight. if you get there and you are in line when they close, you can still vote as long as you are in that line. voters get a provisional ballot if their names are not on the rolls. mail-in ballots must be postmarked today. they can also be dropped off. if you experience problems at the poll, we to want hear about it. call our tip line or file a complaint online on our website, we have a look at your election day weather and traffic coming up right after the break.
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right now we're seeing hazy sunshine, 63 degrees in san jose. for the moment, warmer in san francisco. we're at 65 with a few high clouds. for the afternoon we're expecting highs in the low 70s from san francisco to oakland. mid-70s, san jose. a upper 70s possible south of downtown today. mild temperatures should continue through thursday. plan on increasing clouds on
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friday. not necessarily increasing rain chances. looks like most will be to the far north bay friday night as skies clear and temperatures rebound midway through the weekend. we're looking at a slow drive still. essential lit south bay. look at this 280 northbound. that's a tough drive. let me show you some drive times for 101 and for 85, we're about an hour from where they split to where they meet. that's about 20 minutes. better than it was, though. that's improvement, at least. over in the east bay, still slow getting towards the bay bridge, north 580, a crash has cleared around high street. we will have more local news four in just a half hour. naughty or nice? calm or bright? but at bedtime why settle for this? enter sleep number. don't miss the semi-annual sale, going on now. sleepiq technology tells you how you slept and what adjustments you can make. she likes the bed soft. he's more hardcore. so your sleep goes from good to great to wow! give the gift of amazing sleep. only at a sleep number store,
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right now save $500 on the queen cse mattress with sleepiq technology. learn more at know better sleep with sleep number. it's the new movie being touted as a visual masterpiece. it's called "billy lynn's long halftime love." the film tells the story of a group of soldiers being honored during a football halftimeerois. it was filmed in 3-d at a staggering speed so you can see every single detail and i caught upith steve martin and the cast to talk about that. >> it is sort of weird being honored for the worst day of your life. >> first of all, this movie was unlike anything i have ever seen before. as actors, what was it like watchingy you are self-in that way? >> i've learned to ig no are myself on screen. i was talking to kevin klein once and he said, yeah, i saw a movie and i was in it but i was
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doing a lot of this. i said what do you mean, doing a lot of this? he says i block myself out. i've learned to just watch others and not judge myself. >> this was as close-up as -- and as intense as you can get. did it make any of you feel different or -- >> i found it a little weird, yeah. but i mean i had never done it before. >> reporter: in his first movie ever, joe plays the title role of billy lynn, a soldier being hailed as a hero, while grappling with ptsd from a terrible raid. you're the lead character in this movie. you're starring alongside icons like steve martin. you've got seasoned actors like chris and kristin and garrett. what was this whole experience like for you? >> it was overwhelming. the first few weeks, i had never been so america before. i obviously knew who these people were. >> that was part of the reason
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why is with a he so perfect for this role because he is playing this young, innocent soldier. >> nothing is like somebody's first time and it is incredible top-notch talent. it feels to me that i'm not teaching him, coaching him or directing him. it's like something he know through his life. it is like my "avatar" or whatever. >> will are a ton of ways you can get shipped home. >> reporter: kristin stewart plays billy's sister who tries to convince him to return home and not return with his platoon to iraq. >> you had a lot of scenes with joe. how would you say he was going into his first movie. >> oh, man. >> yeah. ready? some of the most moving honest, present experiences i've had with people are not like trained actors. it was like -- i was going -- i know we're on tv. it was like such a pleasure. i love this movie. i think he's so -- so there. >> we have a lot of interest in
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hollywood. >> comedic geniuses steve martin and chris tucker will sbr eer w audiences in their dramatic chops. >> you guys have never been in a movie together before. have you? >> "rush hour." >> i don't think so. >> did you ever think chris tucker, steve martin, in a drama together? >> never thought about it but -- he's definitely one of my heroes, comic heroes. it's an honor to be in a movie with him. >> we were in the same scene together in this but we didn't exchange any lines, i don't think. right? >> yeah, we did. we had a great scene together. i remember it. >> oh, the kissing scene. i forgot. >> frankly, i don't think these studio folks have the moral fortitude to grasp the true stakes of bravo's story. >> you have a point. >> the movie will be in theaters in new york and l.a. this friday and nationwide november 18th. up next, get ready to open your fridge. joy is going to show you how to
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this? you open up the fridge, you just stand in front of it going, what am i going to eat in here? instead of ordering take-out, our nutritionest joy bauer says get creative. >> joy has a couple of tasty recipes. this is phenomenal. >> you know that i would do this. >> people are always opening up the fridge and saying there's nothing in here. but there is something in every single refrigerator. >> beverly witting ton from st. louis, missouri, her fridge. nice looking group of things. >> there is a lot of stuff in there. i was immediately drawn to the eggs. i could eat eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there are so many things you can make with them. first i took some vegetables. red pepper is busting with vitamin c. getting into flu season right now, it is a perfect vegetable.
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i coupled with some onion. and of course two large handfuls of spinach. spinach is like nature's multi-vitamin. it's got everything. plus it has two antioxidants that help reduce the risk for macular degeneration and cataracts. i saute them for eight to ten minutes. i threw the spinach in at the last minute. oil spray i love because it allows you to saturate the pan with very, very few fat calories. certainly you could pour olive oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil. for the eggs, i took four whole eggs. then i took four egg whites. i added half a cup of milk, all which she had in your fridge. reason i halved the whole eggs and egg whites, it allowed me to reduce the calories and saturated fat. al, put those vegetables right in here. tamron, this is sharp cheddar cheese that she had in there. >> you do let us have stuff we
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like. i love that! >> you're not eating that much. >> this is the best part about her fridge. she grows her own fresh herbs. this is parsley, basil, and rosemary. >> yum! >> we put that right in here, a little bit of salt and pepper. then all you do is -- al? a little oil spray. >> then you fill up about a half a cup in the muffin tins. you're going to put it on 350 degrees in the oven for just about 20 to 25 minutes. would you look at these beauties? >> those are great! >> how's about 65 calories each? >> you could have three or four for a serving. >> i make these for lela to take these to school. >> they're packed with protein. and you can eat them in the car. >> next photo, maria healy from chula vista, california. she's got pork tenderloin, peanut butter, chicken brought, soy sauce. >> that's a good looking fridge. there's some hot sauce in there
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as well. i saw pork tenderloin and i thought, okay, that is going to play a starring role. together with the peanut butter as well. first thing that i did was i sliced up the pork tenderloin. i soaked in water my wooden skewers. five minutes on each side again on the skillet, on a grill and you have pork skewers. now comes the peanut butter sauce. >> i've never heard of peanut butter sauce. >> like a thai. >> it's half cup creamy peanut butter, quarter cup of brought, quarter cup of -- this is water. two tablespoons of soy sauce. if you want a little bit of hot sauce, i put it in there. all you do is you mix and mix and mix and you're going toet this creamy, dreamy sauce. you're going to go ahead and dip that in there. it is very kiss-friendly as well. how's about a full serving of this is only 170 calories? 25 grams of protein.
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>> by the way, that saves room for birthday cake. >> it's a birth caday cake! >> it's your birthday. >> and it's smokin'! >> happy birthday. >> thank you. >> when you eat healthy, there's always room for cake. i love you had no idea. you didn't see the flaming cake over there? >> noing! nothing! i was fixated on the refrigerator. >> there you go. >> i'll make a bag wish. >> we love you so much. you can find joy's recipe now let's do a little weather for you. your election day forecast, record highs in the pacific northwest, heavy rain down through texas into the gulf warming up along the eastern seaboard. plenty of sunshine along the west coast. for tomorrow we expect to see more sunshine in the west. look for heavy thunderstorms continuing central and southern texas. wet weather along the pacific northwest coast. showers moving into the northeast and the upper midwest
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as well. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> it's a flaming carrot cake! 65 in the east bay. you can see our high temperatures today climbing into the mid-70s around san jose. low 70s san francisco to oakland. the trend as we move forward will be mostly mild through thursday. then increasing clouds friday and a slight chance of a little light rain for the north bay overnight friday. for the weekend, skies clear again and those temperatures climb sunday into monday. >> you know what burns my -- cake just about that high. up next, it is decision day. we'll have some fun presidential trivia. like this -- why is election day on a tuesday? >> because it is not monday? >> was it because it is easier for people to take off work, or b, voters used to travel by
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politics as we elect -- goodness -- the 45th president of these united states. >> in honor of election day, msnbc's thomas roberts is here to quiz us on some of the biggest moments in presidential history. >> test your buzzers. >> do we have an answer to the question we went in? that's the second question? okay. >> don't worry. you'll be playing for something good here. i feel very confident that you guys are going to do well. we're going to see the questions up here. first up -- what was the first election result to be broadcast live on the radio? okay. >> a. >> al. >> no. >> yes. answer, a. warren g. harding. 1920. >> i was listening. >> then he was the first in 1922 to have his voice transmitted by radio. question number two, hands on the buzzers.
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al. why is election day on tuesday? b. because voters used to travel. that is correct . >> i knew that one. >> i know you did. >> so, al is cleaning your clocks right now, ladies. >> who? >> what? >> al roker is winning. >> i thought that was a question! >> no, that's not a question. that's just fact. >> you couldn't vote on sunday, they needed monday to travel. >> he didn't even get to read the question. just concentrate on me. who was the first president -- al. >> richard nishgs xon. >> gerald ford. >> fun fact. made a cameo appearance in april -- >> what show did richard nixon appear on? >> "laugh in." >> too bad it is not on the list. you know this, we have these exact two questions last year. i mean four years ago on the election. >> we did? >> we played this game. >> tamron, i feel good about this next one for you. no, no, who was originally cast
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as president andrew shepherd in the american president before michael douglas? al? >> robert redford. >> robert redford is correct. >> after a disagreement with the director on the direction of the love story, red ford parted ways and douglas landed the part. who is with a the love interest -- >> annette benning. >> al wins. okay. moving on, true or false, president bartlett played by martin sheen was originally scheduled to only be in four episodes per season. >> true. >> that's true. >> true. >> that is true. after the pilot was filmed it was determined that he was needed as a permanent character. hands on the buzzers. how many electoral votes are needed to win the u.s. presidency. >> 270? >> yes, of course. >> 270. >> you've been watching msnbc. god bless you. >> i thought tamron would get that one right away. number seven, in the 1999 movie "election," reese witherspoon's
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character is running for president. what's her campaign slogan. >> be all you can be with tracy. >> no. >> al. >> vote for me, tracy. >> dylan. >> chick pick. >> who was the first president to live in the white house? >> that's a great question. john adams. >> al roker? had. >> john adams. >> john adams is correct. construction began in 1792. president washington oversaw the construction of the house. he never lived in it. in november of 1800 adams became the first president. >> i get that point. >> my buzzer came in first. >> al roker is our big winner today and we do have prizes for him. take a look at this. >> ooh! >> pez dispensers and a nice coffee table book. >> i love pez dispensers. just so you know about this election specifically, we filled those with valium. so after tonight, it is not candy. >> yeah! all right.
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>> we love you for a reason, thomas roberts. >> of course, you are going to be -- >> great job. >> al roker did a great job. thom >> thomas is going to be taking part in msnbc's all-day election coverage right here on nbc starting at 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific. lester holt, savannah guthrie, chuck todd. or as we like to call him, todd. mary todd who was married to of course abraham lincoln. we'll be back in a moment but first this is "today" on nbc. >> good job, guys!
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can i just say how much we love kathie lee's hair. >> yes, we do! >> she needs to do a beauty book. >> oh, my gosh. >> tom just mentioned it to me. >> stop it! >> we're going to do a tutorial on it. >> i like this tease.
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our weather is shaping up nicely on this election day. temperatures around mid-70s around san jose. starting low 70s. high surf advisory out on the coast. mild temperatures should continue through thursday, friday. plan on cooling and clouds.
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a chance of finding some rain, mainly friday night for the north day and skies clear through the weekend. as folks head to the polls, let's see how folks are doing on the roadways. >> it's looking very slow. we've had a tough tuesday. traffic tuesday, obviously, but watch your local traffic because polling places, folks will be crossing roadways. in the south bay we have a tough drive from northbound 280 where there seems to be a crash -- north of 85, i'm sorry. travel time, still 40 minutes. that continues up past the 280-85 interchange. also slow drive from b.a.r.t. because of delays on the peninsula. >> thank you, mike. happening the polls in california have been open for nearly three hours. california has a record number of registered voters this year. our cameras have been monitoring the voting at santa clara county
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registrar's office. we're keeping a closite on the election as it unfolds across the nation. if you experience any problem at the polls, we to want hear about it. call our tip line 844-nbc-vote or file a complaint online at we'll see you back here in a half an hour.
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