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the there are a lot of questions being asked. >> ohio state will be stronger having come through this. >> i'm going to bring jobs back to our country. >> go! >> gd mornin and welcome to "sunday today" on this first weekend of december. i'm willie geist. a lot of news to get to including a horrific scene in oakland, california. a warehouse art collective still smoldering after a deadly fire ripped through it on friday night. right now the death toll stands at 9 but officials fear that number will increase with dozens
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still unaccounted for. we will talk live to two survivors of that tragic fire in just a moment. then later a return to the divine miss m, bette midler, a walk through a career of an icon whose latest stop is on broadway. a few blocks where where we're sitting right now you're getting ready to return to broadway. >> yes. >> how are you feeling? >> i'm at my broadway weight. i'm excited. i'm unnerved. i'm utterly game. >> a great conversation with bette midler later in the show. let's begin with the investigation into that deadly fire in oakland, california. a horrifying scene with dozens of people trapped inside a warehouse, many of them unable to get out in time. we're learning more about the building and a history of complaints against it. >> reporter: the warehouse is still smoldering at this hour. authorities are still continuing their grim search for more bodies. as you mentioned, at least nine
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have been recovered and it's feared dozens more may still be inside. what began as a party ending in a horrific scene. the blaze so explosive firefighters were forced to pull back from the inferno. fully engulfed oakland warehouse hosting an underground dance party becoming a death trap for those unable to escape the blinding, billowing smoke and shooting flames. many of those inside young and feared dead. like 22-year-old alex vega and his girlfriend, michaela gregory. >> if my brother is there, i want to find him. >> reporter: a look inside the warehouse known as the ghost ship before the fire shows a building clulterred with wooden furniture, antiques, and a maze of lumber that may have been difficult to escape. >> it was a very creative, beautiful place, but also, you know, very dangerous too, so for
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fire. >> reporter: witnesses say the tinderbox, allegedly converted into a legal lofts for artists, had one makeshift stairway made of wooden palettes to reach the second floor, where some of the victims were found. bob mulay tried to save one of his roommates but the flames were too intense. >> i was pulling him out, a larger gentleman, and there was a lot of stuff in the way, and the flames were too much. too much smoke. and i had to [ bleep ]. i had to let him -- >> the fire department says the building has no sprinkler system, smoke alarms, or permits for residential living. >> there are a lot of questions that are being asked and a lot of answers we are looking to find. >> reporter: with city officials launching an investigation into the warehouse just weeks ago for illegal interior building structure and other complaints, the owner's daughter reportedly told the "l.a. times" they
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didn't know people were living inside the art collective. this morning the investigation into this tragic fire just beginning. and so is the heartbreak. at this early hour, there is still no cause for this fire. arson is not expected right now. this dance party was to go until 4:00 a.m. authorities say had this fire broken out later in the evening the death toll could have been much higher. in just a few hours we expect another update from officials. >> we'll be watching for that, miguel. thank you. both bobmula and max mooohr, th art director, made it out safely and join us. i appreciate you being with us on an incredibly different morning. bob, you suffered some burns. how is your health this morning? >> physically i'm alive. >> and where were the burns, bob? >> on my arm, my hand.
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i had a blister on my shoulder. if i wasn't wearing my vest, my whole back -- the whole back of my -- >> wow. so that's charred, the back of your vest is charred from the flames. >> yeah. if i didn't have this vest on while i was pulling out pete, i don't know. it would have been me, too, probably, you know. >> bob, tell me about pete. we heard you mention him in our piece there. a friend of yours, somebody w whowho lived in the collective with you that you tried to rescue. tell me about that experience. >> i -- after finding an extinguisher and it not working, i ran to go get my camera from may space and on the way to my room i saw pete on his floor. he's a larger je mapp, you know. he must have broken his ankle coming down from his loft and
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his space and needed me to pull him out. and i tried my best and there was stuff in the way. some stuff had fallen. and it was just -- it was hectic. i mean, that thought of him in there is -- it's in my brain. >> max, as the creative director, you were working the door on friday night. can you describe what the scene was like in the place before the fire and what you saw as the fire broke out? >> prior to the fire, there was i believe around 70 people or so in the venue enjoying music at the time. i was downstairs. i heard someone sort of offhandedly say, is that a fire? and it wasn't said with a severity that rang. but then a second later someone else said fire and we were all -- i headed in that direction. i saw an orange glow coming from the back of the warehouse and i
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immediately ran and grabbed a fire extinguisher, ran back, got maybe one squirt out of it and realized it wasn't going to do anything. the roof had already caught and the flames were coming forward towards the door at an alarming rate. it took about 15 seconds to go from notification of a fire to completely engulfed. >> max, based on what you saw or maybe what you've heard from fellow survivors in the last 24 hours or so, do you have any sense of how this fire may have started? >> from what i've been hearing it sounds like it was an electrical fire. that's what it sounds like at this point. there's been a lot of information floating around and i'm just trying to make sense of it. >> and the fire department has said, max, that there were no sprinklers, no smoke alarms, no exit signs, things like that. is that true? >> there are no sprinklers in the building. there were none installed in
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there prior to us getting the warehouse. it was kind of an as-is basis including the electricity. we tried to be in communication with the landlords and they were not very helpful with us throughout the entirety of our struggle with the electricity here. so that's -- you know, my first instinct is to think that perhaps some of the building's wiring had something to do with this. >> quickly, max, did you communicate those concerns to the landlord at any point before this fire? >> the landlord has been in communication with both myself and the owner of this space for at least three years now, and the electricity was a major issue prior to my coming aboard. i know that they charles hadlha talks over it but it was never fully resolved and not resolved in the appropriate channels. >> max and bob, i'm so sorry for what you've been through, for the loss of your friends. let's hope for the best on some of those missing. and i really appreciate you being with us on what's a very,
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very difficult time. thank you so much. all right. president-elect donald trump in other news taking some time last night to attend a costume party while still dealing with backlash after taking a phone call from the president of taiwan. kelly o'donnell is outside trump tower in new york with more on that and what the president-elect is saying about last night's "snl." kelly, good morning. >> reporter: will, good morning. there are still some very big jobs for donald trump to fill in his cabinet. some of that work will go on. he has no public events today. and it might be one of the last sort of sleepy sundays he has before taking office. but on saturday night, the president-elect was in party mode. donald trump attended a villain es and heroes themed costume party saturday at the long island home of hedge fund manager and trump backer robert mercer. aides said trump went as the 45th president. top adviser kellyanne conway as a woman of steel. but the fun comes amid the
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fallout over trump's controversial phone call with taiwan's president. china state tv. reported that trump call to million os viewers as an affront to u.s./china policy, which does not recognize taiwan. asia experts say taking the call wasrisky. >> it does suggest that we a president-elect coming in who's very unfamiliar with some of the diplomatic challenges that the united states faces. >> reporter: allies say even with delicate diplomacy trump will go his own way. >> donald trump is a different type leader and that's part of what he's been doing, talking to the leadership in pakistan and the philippines and leaders all over the world. he's showing an open door. >> reporter: but a caution light was on saturday at the reagan library where former vice president dick cheney warped about the challenges trump could face from an emboldened russia. >> there's no question but what mr. putin is a very dangerous
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man. >> reporter: trump is still looking for his own top diplomat, a secretary of state. after high-profile meetings with mitt romney, rudy giuliani, david petraeus and bob corker. sources familiar with the trump search say he intends to interview other prospects as well and a decision will take more time. and while advisers say it could come this week, they're certainly preparing us to wait a little longer to find out who will be the choice for secretary of state. now, donald trump of course got a little bit of that parody treatment on "saturday night live" with a sketch that deals with him claiming some early victories. ♪ oops, i did it again >> mr. trump, please stop retweeting all these random real people. you're not getting any work done. >> that's not true. i was elected 25 days ago and
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already unemployment is at a nine-year low. millions and millions of people have health care. and osama bin laden is dead. >> yes. yes, he is dead. just like my soul and all of my hair. >> reporter: and in that life imitating art, art imitating life continuum we seem to be living in, donald trump took to twitter again to critique "saturday night live." he says, just tried watching "saturday night live" -- unwatchable. totally biased, not funny, and the baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. sad. well, that didn't go unnoticed as well. alec baldwin through his foundation decided to respond in kind and he used twitter as well. he responded that as soon as donald trump releases his tax returns he'll stop. stop with that bad impersonation that donald trump says is not so good. but the audiences seem to enjoy it. willie? >> kelly o'donnell keeping track of twitter for thus morning.
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outside trump tower. thanks so much. the family of former nfl player joe mcknight is looking for answers after mcknight was killed on thursday night in an apparent road rage incident in louisiana. on saturday, his family spoke out about their son and brother and their shock over his death. here's sarah dallof. >> reporter: a solemn visit for the family of joe mcknight, who laid flowers and a teddy bear at the spot where the former nfl running back was killed in an apparent road rage incident. his mother in shock. >> i just couldn't believe that my child was gone and he department really ask for that. >> reporter: his sister missing the younger brother she describes as a hardworking athlete and loving father. >> he always made sure he never lost that big kid in him and you could see the videos with his son. he's running around with his son like he never lost his stuff. he was our brother, our protector. sol he will keep protecting us no matter where. >> reporter: this morning the
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man investigators say has admitted to shooting mcknight is free. authorities released 54-year-old ronald gasser from custody friday saying they need to conduct a thorough investigation before deciding what, if anything, he will be charged with. >> this investigation is not going to be moved, influenced, coerced, changed in any way by any external force. >> reporter: according to the jefferson parish sheriff, gatssr was involved in another incident at the same intersection ten years ago. the alleged victim until 2006 told officials gasser punched him several times after he tried to report him for unsafe driving. charges were ultimately dropped. amid the shock of mcknight's death growing frustration. >> we are demanding some answers. >> answers a heartbroken family waits for as well. >> we just want things to be taken care of. we just want my brother to rest
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in peace. >> sarah dallof, harvey, louisia louisiana. all right. let's swing over and get a check of the weather from dylan. good morning. >> good morning, willie. lots of rain to talk about, especially through the gulf coast. galveston, texas, has already picked up 7 inches of rain and we could see another 2 to 3 inches up through chicago and into parts of wisconsin, we could see about 2 to 3 inches of snowfall on the colder side of that storm. but we need to focus on the flashflood watches and scattered flood warnings along the gulf coast. this whole storm system is pumping in moisture from the dpoem, so we are going to see the rains thick across eastern texas today, moving through louisiana, and we're already seeing much-needed rain in atlanta and into the southeast where we could see a few inches of rain to at least help a well, no rain in the bay area. we're expecting a mostly clear sunday with sunny skies and slightly cooler temperatures that are right now in the 50s. 56 degrees for the peninsula.
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san francisco looking at about 48 degrees and our highs should be climbing into the 50s within the 60s. right now still chilly out there. 30s in napa and santa rosa. that's your that's your latest forecast. >> straight ahead, the high and loos of the week with dylan, including the newlyweds whose life together began unexpectedly with a dance in the middle of a state highway. and one man, his parrot, and a mug shot. we have the back story on this one. and with some of the best content in entertainment streaming to your home and your phone, where does that leave the old-fashioned studio movie? we'll check in on hollywood. ca, you only earn double miles when you buy stuff from that airline. wait...is this where you typically shop? you should be getting double miles on every purchase! switch...to the capital one venture card.
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seeking for a job. joe bart lee is an 89-year-old british widower ready to hop back into the workforce. he became an international web accept sags this week as his situations wanted spread on social media. "work wanted, senior citizen 89 seeks employment in the payton area, 20 plus hour ts per week. still able to clean, light gardening, diy and anything. i have references. sold soldier. save me from dying of boredom." he lost his wife two year ago and says plainly he's lonely. he lives off a pension and told a british newspaper i want to be my own man and pay my own way. and now he will. he's getting work at a local cafe called cantina kitchen and bar. the owner saying, "joe is perfe perfect." joe says it all feels a little something like this -- >> the way you feel when you have won a thousand bucks on your horse or something like
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that. >> i love that he's no longer dying of boredom. >> he served in world war ii, and after world war ii. he says i'm sitting around, and i should be out helping. >> and it's nice that people still read ads in the paper. >> he got tons of offers. our first low to j.r. smith playing alongside lebron james on the cleveland cavaliers. in a game against the milwaukee bucks this week he flatout t forgot where he was. as you watch this, bear in mind, this is happening during live nba game action. j.v. number 5 in maroon near the top of your screen. but he sees an old friend sitting on the bucks' bench and wanders over the say hi. that leaves his man wide open for an easy dunk. his explanation after the game didn't really help. >> ran off the court and hugged jason terry and they got a layup. >> i didn't know i was in the game. >> he said i didn't know i was in the game. our next tie goes to making the most of it when you hit a
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two-hour traffic jam on the way to your own wedding reception. rebecca and jeff were stopped half a mile from their reception by a five-car accident in dayton, ohio so, they got out of the car and had their first dance on highway 35 captured by their wedding videographer. a stranger in a car found their song, "when you say nothing at all" by allison krause on spotify and blasted it out the windows of his car so they could have their movement. they said they were moved by everyone's kindness and relieves no one was seriously injured in the crash that led to their moment. >> a good time to grab the waze app but sweet. >> i think they're going to make it. they've fot the improv thing, making the most of it. our next low to that feeling when you're arrested and you have nobody to watch your pet parrot while you're in the slammer. an oregon man showed um for a hearing this week on misdemeanor theft charges and not expecting to be locked up left his parrot named bird in a tree outside the
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courthouse. be right back, buddy. he was taken into custody. when he was, the man told officers his parrot was outside. they kindly let him get his macaw. misdemeanor theft guy and his bird reunited in the mug shot. a friend came to pick um bird while the man worked out his little legal situation. >> bird looks as disinterested as he does. >> what is this? our final high, a jogger and his dog out for a run along a beautiful stretch of river, gentle elk, but apparently the jogger looks at the el it can wrong way and the elk says it's on now, player. chases him down the path first slowly. then the guy's, like, he's coming for me. full sprint. the best part about this video is we don't quite know how it ends because he turns the corner with the elk still in pursuit. >> that's it? >> that's the end of the story.
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it's a cliffhanger. you have to tune in next week to see how it ends. our final low to a feeling experienced by anyone who's ever owned a pair of glasses. you've searched for them and they're on top of their head. it happens to the best of us including 8-year-old aiden walker. >> where are my goggles? >> where are they? >> somewhere. >> aiden, go like this. open your hand and do that. what are you looking for? >> my goggles. >> where are they? >> i don't know. >> oh, aiden, we love you so much. he finally was told where the fwog ls were and went back into the -- there you go. we've been there. >> i've done it on the phone, i can't find my phone, i've got to go. >> aiden, you are all of us. coming up next, breakfast with bette midler. on her early days playing a bathhouse and her favorite bette
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=vo+rail= let's get right to our continuing coverage o good morning and thank you for joining us. your time is 6:26. let's get to our continuing cover oge on that deadly warehouse fire gripping the oakland community at this hour. nine people are dead, dozens are still unaccounted for. the death toll is expected to rise. we're anticipating a press conference at 8:00 a.m. we're told it could take up to 48 hours for the full recovery of the remaining bodies inside that warehouse. the flame erupted during a party at the warehouse friday night on the 1300 block of 31st avenue at around 11:30. that warehouse known as the
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ghost ship art collective. up to 100 people were inside the building at the time of the fire. in the meantime, we are learning new details about the moments before that fire broke out. a person believed to be at that party posted this video on instagram. it appears to show the scene inside the warehouse about an hour before the flames engulfed it. the person who shot the video is believed to still be missing this morning. we are also learning new details about the moments before that fire broke out. we spoke with a co-owner of 100% silk, that's a los angeles record label that represented the headliner in night. he describes the chaos the performer told him about from inside the packed warehouse as people frantically tried to escape the smoke and flames. >> immediately the one place you needed to get through was like already so much smoke it was hard to breathe. so that's what made it so extra frant frantic. >> the headliner did make it out, but two more 100% silk
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artists were scheduled to perform that night. they are also still among the missing this morning. again, family assistance center has been set up at the alameda county building located at 2425 east 12th street. families that are looking for more information can call the number on the screen there. it's 510-382-3000. and our continuing coverage of the deadly fire in oakland continues online. we're updating all of our digital platforms with the latest information. you can also check our twitter feed or sign up for breaking news alerts at nbcbayarea.com. plasma cu 2 shot 2 box ck wall anchor ots plasma cu 2 shot 2 box ck wall
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is it a great fit, though? i mean, it kind of just sounds like all you're doing is like, what? oh, me? oh, wow, no? what? >> is it like this? >> what? but that's a -- what? no, i don't do that. >> jennifer aniston making a special guest appearance on the "saturday night live" update desk with emma stone last night. bette midler han divine since a friend introduced her as
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miss m. she strutted around a dark club caused the continental bass. today she's getting ready to strut across the stage on broadway as a lead in the hotly anticipated rival "hello dolly." we sat down at the famed 21 crib restaurant. for the divine miss m, we have a divine setting. >> i'm knocked out. this is beautiful. >> we brought out the fine china. >> i'm very impressed. >> for the past five dead cases, bette midler has been on stage and on screen. ♪ you don't know me ♪ >> putter her in a class of starts that can be identified by only one name. but even an icon has to start somewhere. >> tang the inside the continental bass about 1970.
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>> well, you know, it was a basement, and on friday nights the owner put chairs down and people came. you had to surrender your clothes at the door. i didn't think anything of it. i don't kw why i thought nothing of it. i just took it in stride. it was a job, more money than i had ever been paid. i was so happy to have a job. and they loved me. that means to a person. for an audience to totally understand. >> what do you think it was about your act that was so appealing to the people in that room. >> i think i was pretty outrageous. d delta dawn ♪ ♪ what's that -- since the "divine miss m" she has told more than 30 million records. now 44 years later she's come full circle remastering and re-releasing the music that made
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her a star. >> why wang the right time to re-release it. >> it's some of mice best work. it's the work i worked on the longest. this is the stone the jeweler has polished for a long, long time, and i'm proud of it. well, maybe one song i'm not crazy about. >> which one? >> i'm knoll going to tell you. >> i would say the excitement i've seen speaks to your transcendence of generations. what do you chalk that up to? >> i kind of don't really know. a lot of times pun doane feel in life, you sleepwalk a lot, and i think this record woke people up in a way to a kind of music and kind of happiness and joy, and sorrow too that they hadn't felt in a long time. ♪ don't you remember you told me you love me baby ♪ >> what does it mean to you personally? >> it meant a lot. it was my struggle.
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people get slowed down by things. road blocks are put in their way, instead of going around them, they stop the car. >> what were the room blocks around the. >> you don't like rik, too tall, too fat, too lean, too maul. i'm beautiful, dam it. >>. ♪ you've beautiful damn it >> how do you describe yourself? >> i call myself an entertainer. i'm never called myself an arti artist. so i'm gratified when people call me an artist. i'm an interpreter of other people's thoughts and feelings and writing. that's really what i am. >> when you walk down the street and people come up, what's the first -- >> first of all they never come up to me -- no, no, no, they don't recognize me. >> what do you mean? >> i high in plain sight. >> oh, c'mon.
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>> i'm completely unrecognizable. wait. ♪ you've got to have friends >> if you have to pick your favorite movie? >> "hocus-pocus." >> another glorious movie. i have to saw i'm flawless in that movie. first of all it's the only time i've never actually disappeared behind a real mask, and it was so will be rating. it was so much fun to find this way of moving, and this way of holding your hands and this voice. it was just great, so much fun. >> i will say when i mention the word beaches to a woman of a certain age -- ♪ did i ever tell you you're my hero ♪ >> oh, there's some reaction to that movie and the songs and -- that had to be special. >> it was very special. everything about it was special. the music was great ♪ you are the wind beneath my
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wings ♪ >> so a few blocks from where we are sitting right now, you're getting ready to return to broadway. >> yes. >> how are you feeling? >> i'm at my broadway weight. i'm excited, unnerved, utterly game. i love the character, i know the score. i'm learning the dances. we don't start rehearsaling unjanuary. i feel like i'm prepared. what i'm not prepared for is the size of the stage, and i tell you, i've been a solo act for 40 years. >> it's interesting to hear you talk about the big production, the big show. that's what you're known for on tour. you put on a big show. >> and the shows just kept getting bigger and bigger, and finally they exploded. >> well, i imagine your decision was validated when you heard the news that the first day ticket sale set an all-time report in the history of broadway. >> i was more than thrilled. i hope that -- i hope that i do
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them proud. i really do. >> could you see yourself doing more broadway? >> i tell you something, i think about all the parts i didn't get to play, because i was so busy making a living and being a start, and having my daughter and the successful marriage, so what i'd like to do is scale it back maybe and do those arts places, those performing arts places, you know, where they -- they're very elegant -- i always dreamed i would wind up as mabel mercer. >> not a bad place to end up. >> no, not -- >> just you, a stool and a microphone. >> exactly. the way i started, really. you heard bette say it's hock fuss pock cuss is the movie -- she sell ever year she floats the idea of a sequel and still hopes it happens. she beagaining previewers on march 15th, and the remasters
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edition is available. and why she wishes barry man lo would still speak to her, it's on the web. next week jessica chastain, we'll talk too her about her life, her career and the new role that has people talking about another one of those nominations. that's next week on "sunday today." dylan is back with the weather. >> she seems as wonderful as you hoped. she's the best. >> the first blast of arctic air will start pouring in, especially by the middle of the week, with temperatures in the 20u, low temperatures in the teens. well below zero through the dakotas, also starting off with storms in the pacific northwest, another round later in the week. that stretches into the northeast late in the week and also looking at heavier rain with a flood threat down throu good morning. we're seeing a few scattered
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clouds with a bit of fog along the peninsula and now near san francisco, but those chilly days are going to turn into chilly nights because we are tracking the arrival of a cold front that will bring a drop in those temperatures. we're talking 40s and 30s. right now all along the bay area along the coast, we're in the 40s, but if you take a look at napa and santa rosa, we've already seen those 30s. 36 degrees right now. we will be climbing into those upper 50s and 60s in the south. that's your latest forecast. dylan, thank you very much. we'll see you in just a minute. next on "sunday today," streaming services like netflix, amazon and hulu have changed the entertainment game. can the traditional box office walgreens presents, a holiday mini miracle. hey! hey! ♪ this is for you. did you really? didn't have too! ♪
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movie-quality stories. since then it's been an arms race, including stars and directors who in the past would never have strayed from the big screen. what does this competition mean for the good old-fashioned box office movie? joe fryer looks into it. >> reporter: this holiday season movie theaters across the country hope to stuff their seats like stockings. >> what are you guys to see? is. >> fantastic beasts and where to find them. >> bad sanity 2. >> reporter: it's a welcome time for the movie industry. after a roller coaster year filled with big-budget misfires had some -- reboots like "ben-hur" and sequels line zoolander 2 among the disappointments. the movies are really repetitive. >> com score says out of 14 sequels this summer, only three outperform their predecessor,
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the ringer shawn fin esty took a look at challenges facing the movie instrument. >> i think there's some fatigue in audiences. they sort of know what to expect. >> what does that say about movie goers? >> i think it's that they're smarter than hollywood thinks they are, and people still want great movies. it's just complicated, because the scale has to be big so studios can make a profit. >> ticket prices nour averaging $8.51 while streaming and tv services offer low cost alternatives. >> i think it's great you can stay indoors rather than going to the cinema. >> it's a any bur at the same time world. >> hey, you want to know where the cameras are? >> just ask lori petty. how have things changed over the years? >> everything has changed.
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everything. >> this is how we want, girls easy on the eyes. >> i'm ready right now. got to sign something? >> early in her career she was known for movies. >> and now i'm on the biggest show in the world, which is on your iphone. >> it's a beautiful morning. >> she says these days shows like hers have freedom to be creative. >> where with a film it's like, this is costing us $100 million. so all these guys being paid have to do something. >> reporter: but she knows movie are far from dead. >> we're aviv netflix watchers as well, but nothing replaces the feeling as going to the cinema. >> last few weeks have had a slew of successes, and with the "star wars" spin-off rogue one, this turbulent year could end up being one of the best at the box office ever. >> movies will always rise to
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the challenge, always. we have movie stars, you know, for a reason. i love them. >> a love that enduring through these changing times. >> no "sunday today," joe fryer, los angeles. coming up next on "sunday today," an art sale unlike anything you have ever seen as super eight sells off the gallery of hotel room ♪ [makes siren noise] i'm watching that. eew. every christmas is memorable. but a gift from kay jewelers... makes it unforgettable. because it's more than a gift. it's a memory she'll wear forever. save 25% on any citizen watch. proximity, powered by light, with bluetooth technology, at kay, the number-one memory-maker in america. every kiss begins with kay. jack knocked over a candlestick,
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. if you've stayed at a super 8, you undoubtedly choseit for its art collection. they're gathered in miami beach, for the annual festival known as art-bozzle. it's a collection of art, from all places, the super 8 hotel change. dylan explains. >> reporter: if you're an art aficionado, this is the place to be, miami and art bozle. you have a huge arrays to look at. >> reporter: collectors and l k looky element ous, prices if you have to ask, you can't afford. >> i would say we start from
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$25,000, and we go up to a million dollars. >> reporter: but this year, something different, a any exhibition, where the paintings are truly priceless. >> come on in. >> this collection called when the art comes down, curated by super 8. yes, that super 8, proving everything old is new again. >> we're not your grandfather's budget motel anymore. >> reporter: after more than 40 years, the economy hotel is rebranding, creating a new look with attention to art. but with all the new art moving in, what to do with all those bygone beauties of yesterday? >> we didn't want to create a mountain of waste. rather than let it go into the trash, we thought we'll bring it to life one last time. >> reporter: earlier this year super 8 set up a hotel art gailry. the old kitcheny pieces free to the discerningite.
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amy sedaris hosted the event. this is for one of your rooms, because you like themes. >> i truly do. >> i thought i would name this lovers or brothe. >> oh, i love this one so much. >> it may remind you of bob ross. while he didn't create the super 8 paintings, he was the artists inspiration. >> shoot, i think we have a finished painting. >> reporter: super 8 is in miami at art bozle, with 65 paintings of what some will say are beautiful forests, and charming butter flies, all up for grabs through a raffle. >> i'm fairly certain my grandmother had at least one of these in her home. >> while everyone isn't a fan -- >> that's kind of boring. >> reporter: -- others are
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already making plans. >> i would probably put it in the dining room. i have room there. >> reporter: the old saying never more appropriate -- art is in the eye of the beholder. >> so is ugly, i guess. i may not want this in my house, but somebody wants this art. >> number 87! 87. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, big winner. >> i'll take that one. >> cassie glenn, it's all yours. so willie, i left one in your office. >> i legit want one. should we go in together -- >> yes, we should, considering that a lot of them were given away for free. thank you, dylan. another life well lived. grant tinker set out with his actress wife to create a different kind of tv show. his wife was mary tyler moore. ♪
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dylan and i close this morning with some predictions for the week ahead. joe biden makes a trip to canada to meet with the prime minister who's accused of being chiseled and hunky. we predict in keeping with his personal diplomatic tradition, prime minister trudeau will make his toast to joe biden completely shirtless. tuesday we get grammy nominations. adele expected to be a big winner for the album "25" and the song "hello." bee be i don't know say, chance the rapper, david bowie could be
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among those who win. and justin bieber will make his acceptance speech completely shirtless. >> everyone's shirtless. >> right? everybody's shirtless. i have one more for you. on wednesday, "time" magazine announces its person of the year, donald trump the obvious favorite with hillary clinton, julian assange also on the board. last year's winner was german chancellor angela merkel. we predict, the upset winner of time's person of the year will be, you guessed it, gary busey, so chosen for his brave fight to bring back the mcrib to mcdonald's full-time menu. >> but he's got a shirt on. >> he won't at the acceptance. stay tuned to nbc this morning for "meet the press." chuck todd joined by vice president elect mike pence. before we go, good luck to dylan and brian, her husband this week, her last show for a while as she head off to have a beautiful baby. keeping with "sunday today" tradition, the name of the child, you xwezed it, gary busey. >> top of the list. >> is he right up there?
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we love you. we'll miss you. ? thank you so much. >> see you in a couple months. >> thank you so much. joining us.
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i'm vicky nguyen .. a scene of utter devastation and tra i good morning and thank you for joining us for a special edition of "today in the bay" sunday. your time now 7:00. i'm vicky nguyen. we're talking about a scene of utter devastation and tragedy in oakland this morning. the city in shock after a party at a warehouse turns deadly with potentially dozens of people killed. within the past 20 minutes we have confirmed 10 people have died in the fire. that's up from 9, and investigators say that number will likely rise. it's an active situation at this hour. pete serratos is live from the scene this morning. we're hearing officials there are planning a press conference in just about one hour from now. what are you hearing? >> reporter:

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