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half hour after that. >> we hope you join us for our news at 11:00. have a great wednesday. see you soon. good morning. warehouse of horror. as investigators zero in on a potential cause of that warehouse fire in oakland, new images emerge from inside the so-called ghost ship. this morning, the filthy conditions and the latest on that investigation. arctic blast. snow blanketing the plains. temperatures across the country set to plunge 20 to 30 degrees. some cities bracing for subzero cold. doubling down. vice president joe biden hints again at a possible run for the white house in four years. >> hell, donald trump will be 74, i'll be 77, in better shape. >> while president-elect trump talks tough at a late-night
rally in north carolina. >> our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying isis. and the big reveal. who will be named "time's" person of the year for 2016? the exclusive live announcement right here, today, wednesday, december 7th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer along with tamron hall in for savannah once again. it's a big deal, you know. "time" magazine's person of the year. people wait for this every year. >> get ready for debates on social media. your social media will be on fire. this will go viral. >> we'll have that live announcement here on the show. immediately following that announcement we will have a live interview with the person of the year.
but let us begin on this wednesday morning with those newly uncovered images from inside that warehouse in oakland and what investigators are now saying about a possible source of the tragic fire. nbc's stephanie gosk is at the scene this morning. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. fire officials say they now have identified all but one of the 36 victims in the fire. as attentions turn almost entirely to the investigation, many are wondering if city officials missed important warning signs that could have prevented this tragedy. while the search for victims is over, investigators are still sifting through the ruins, looking for clues and a cause. this morning, the main theory, electricity sparked the inferno. investigators are zeroing in on appliances, like a refrigerator and an enormous sound system. overnight the mayor's office released records of the complaints made against the warehouse, including two in the last month. responding to questions on what city officials knew about the property before the deadly fire.
>> i'm not prepared to draw conclusions from the history. we are still in the process of compiling it. >> reporter: among the questions, did police miss warning signs. this is newly uncovered video of officers walking through the warehouse in october. nbc news obtained the video from residents who say police used the warehouse to access the roof after a party next door got out of hand. did officers notice possible fire hazards? the police department would not comment because of the ongoing investigation, but the mayor defended the force. >> police officers are not trained in zoning laws. >> reporter: the city requires annual inspections of all commercial and residential properties. who is responsible for fire inspection in the city of oakland? >> the fire marshal's office overseen by the fire chief. >> reporter: the head of the firefighters union told us he worries those inspections never took place. do they have the resources they need to do an adequate job
in this city? >> not nearly. the fire marshal's position has been vacant for most of the last five years. >> reporter: inspections may have caught fire code violations. pictures shared exclusively with "the daily mail" by a resident who lived at the warehouse two years ago show what appear to be exposed wires and propane tanks used to heat water. the landlord said he made some improvements to the electrical system himself. so far there is still no official cause of the fire. this video was just taken moments before the blaze erupted. people unaware of the imminent danger. joe shanahan was a deejay that night. by chance, he had just stepped out for a cigarette. >> it was hell. i just had to watch the exit for hours and just wait. they never came out. >> reporter: last night family members were escorted to the burnt-out warehouse to get a look. those visits will continue in the coming days. it's just part of what officials
here on the ground are doing to help families begin this grieving process. tamron and matt, back to you guys. >> stephanie gosk in oakland, steph, thank you. meantime an arctic blast is ushering in much colder temperatures coast to coast. al is here with a look at the forecast. your map hyped you a lot of purple and dark blue. >> and we add some snow to it and it's a real mess. in fact as we look in north dakota, we've got video from north dakota we're going to show you. we don't have that video so we'll just show you those temperatures. that should be enough, shouldn't it? yes, it should. we're going to show you that windchills today, it's going to feel like 7 in minneapolis, 13 in omaha, 31 in st. louis, 34 in oklahoma city. by tomorrow morning the core of the cold air is now down to omaha. oklahoma city, it's going to feel like 17. 25 in memphis. and eventually it makes its way to the east. it moderates a bit. in fact now we've got some of that video to show you.
it was on ice, as you can see, because this is parts of north dakota. they had blizzard warnings up. they have been downgraded to winter weather advisories, but you can see visibility almost near zero, a real mess. we'll look at lake-effect snow in the next half hour but look at the temperatures as we get toward the weekend. boston will be at 32, 45 in raleigh, only 70 in orlando and paducah, kentucky, getting down to 34 degrees on friday. so the good news is the air mass is going to moderate as it moves east, but the bad news is, this is just the beginning. >> it is december, right? >> absolutely. >> al, thank you very much. let's talk now about dueling speeches focused on national security from president-elect donald trump and president obama. mr. trump laying out his agenda at a rally in north carolina last night just hours after the current commander in chief defended his record. nbc's kristen welker is at trump tower this morning. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning
sources tell nbc news terry granstand has elected the offer to serve as u.s. ambassador to china. it comes on the heels of another stop on his thank you tour. this time in north carolina and as he's drawing fresh battle lines with the nation's largest exporter. in fayetteville, north carolina, home of the ft. bragg military base, president-elect donald trump making his pick for secretary of defense official. >> your next secretary of defense, general "mad dog" mattis. >> thank you, president-elect, for the confidence that you have shown in me. >> reporter: mr. trump also using his latest thank you tour speech to lay out his national security goals, vowing to build up the military, rebutting president obama's foreign policy, even swiping at him for not using the phrase "radical islamic terrorism." >> our brave men and women are the first in line defense, defense, against radical islamic terrorism, words that some
people don't like to say. >> reporter: the tough talk coming hours after president obama countered trump in his final national security speech. although neither leader mentioned the other by name, their target was clear. >> if we act like this is a war between the united states and islam, we're not just going to lose more americans to terrorist attacks, but we'll also lose sight of the very principles we claim to defend. >> reporter: meanwhile the president-elect was also in business battle mode during the day, threatening to cancel aviation giant boeing's contract to develop the next generation of air force one presidential planes, tweeting early tuesday, costs are out of control. more than $4 billion. cancel order. >> i think it's ridiculous. i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. we want boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money. >> reporter: transition officials not commenting on the timing of the threat, but before trump's initial tweet went out, boeing's ceo expressed concern over the president-elect's anti-trade proposals.
a boeing source later telling nbc news, the company reached out to the president-elect, saying the eventual cost of the program could change if the unique requirements for air force one are altered. military sources say the specialized planes have to be able to withstand a nuclear attack. mr. trump aiming to show he can still put the art of the deal into practice as president, even showcasing a japanese banker's pledge to invest in the u.s. without providing any details. >> and he's just agreed to invest $50 billion in the united states and 50,000 jobs. >> reporter: meanwhile, after refusing to rule out a possible presidential run in 2020 earlier this week, vice president joe biden doubling down last night with stephen colbert. >> i can't see the circumstance in which i'd run, but what i've learned a long, long time ago, steve, is to never say never. donald trump is going to be 74, i'll be 77, in better shape, i
mean. >> reporter: and this morning new scrutiny for mr. trump's pick for security adviser, michael flynn. his son, who had been advising his father, was fired after he spread fake news on social media, including a story about hillary clinton that may have contributed to a shooting at a d.c. pizzeria. for his part, mr. trump set to make more cabinet announcements in the coming days. matt, tamron. >> kristen welker just down the road from us at trump tower. thank you very much. now to that deadly case of road rage near new orleans we're following. the man who shot former nfl player joe mcknight now charged with manslaughter as the sheriff overseeing the case makes news of his own. nbc's blake mccoy has the latest for us. blake, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. the biggest surprise to come with these charges was the sheriff's tone. combative and defensive, he's upset with how some have tried to characterize this case of
road rage. this morning, 54-year-old ronald gasser is behind bars, charged with manslaughter in the road rage killing of former nfl player joe mcknight. as the sheriff of louisiana's jefferson parish. >> shame on these folks. >> reporter: lashes out at those criticizing his handling of the case. >> for those who have criticized the men and women of this organization and the strategy decisions that we made, tough. >> reporter: the combative news conference came four days after gasser was initially released from custody. the sheriff saying they needed more time to track down witnesses and investigate exactly what happened. he's angry that local leaders who supported his decision have become victims of nasty attacks. >> it's not fair for him to be called you punk [ bleep ] uncle tom [ bleep ]. we saw you sell out to them, you rat [ bleep ] [ bleep ] punk. >> reporter: this morning some community leaders are pushing
back. >> sheriff norman's choice of words are words of division. you criticize us for standing up for what has been going on for decades. >> reporter: testimony resumes this morning in another high-profile road rage killing in new orleans involving former nfl player will smith. some of his former saints teammates seen walking into court tuesday, including quarterback drew brees. in smith's case, the accused killer is black. in mcknight's case, the shooter, white. the sheriff condemning those trying to make it about race. >> not a single witness has said up to this day that there was one racial slur uttered. but you want to know something, folks, two people engaged in bad behavior that day. >> reporter: that suspect, ronald gasser, is being held on $500,000 bond. it's unclear if he'll use louisiana's stand your ground law as a defense, but we can tell you he does have a public defender this morning. matt and tamron. >> blake, thank you very much.
hundreds of people turned out at texas a&m university last night to protest a speech given by controversial white nationalist richard spencer. police with riot shields were seen pushing protesters away from inside the student center where spencer was giving a speech. two people were arrested, the university says spencer, a member of the so-called alt-right, was invited to speak by a former student who had rented out that space. a school official says spencer's views are in direct conflict with our core values. new developments this morning in last week's plane crash in colombia that killed 71 people, including members of a brazilian soccer team. overnight the head of the charter airline was detained by bolivian prosecutors for questioning. officials are looking into whether the tragedy stemmed from negligence. two other employees are being questioned about their roles in letting a short-range jet attempt a more than four-hour flight with barely enough fuel to complete the trip.
this story is breaking overnight. several thousand rescuers are being sent to northern indonesia where a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck early today. indonesian officials say more than 90 people have died but that number could go higher as rescue teams search the rubble of collapsed buildings. dozens of people are missing. today marks the 75th anniversary of theattack on peat that changed the course of history. more than 2,000 american soldiers and sailors died. another 1,000 wounded. today, the remaining survivors are gathering to commemorate the day. nbc's joe fryer is there. joe, good morning. >> reporter: tamron, good morning. we're told dozens of survivors have made the trip here to hawaii for today's events. but with each passing year, the number dwindles. the veterans are now in their 90s, a few over the age of 100, which is why this 75th anniversary is considered the last major gathering of pearl harbor survivors.
>> we have witnessed this morning the severe bombing of pearl harbor by planes. >> reporter: it's the moment that ushered the united states into world war ii, and for many the same moment when the greatest generation was born. >> yesterday, december 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. >> reporter: the surprise attack at pearl harbor killed more than 2, 400 americans. ne nearly half were aboard "the uss arizona." >> i remember that i lost a lot of good buddies. >> reporter: that day 335 men made it off the "arizona." only five are alive today, four of them making the long trip to hawaii to pay their respects, including luke conter, who brought dozens of friends and relatives. has this year's anniversary been especially meaningful? >> all of the anniversaries are meaningful. we lost 1177 shipmates in about
nine minutes. >> reporter: after he became a pilot, a decorated military career that spanned 28 years. twice he was shot down. yet those who died at pearl harbor are the ones who fit his definition of bravery. >> we're not the heroes, they're the heroes. they gave the ultimate, their life, for the united states. everybody should remember that. >> reporter: for many veterans like 95-year-old stewart headley, who served on the "uss west virginia," the 75-year-old memories remain as vivid as ever. >> we took a direct bomb hit through the left side, and the only reason i'm here today is that shell never exploded. >> reporter: from the moment their planes touched down on this island, these humble survivors are receiving the praise they so richly deserve. the oldest is ray chavez, who at age 104 still works out twice a week. >> when you're 109, maybe you'll go to the 80th anniversary? >> oh, yes. if i can walk, i'll go.
>> reporter: dedication to country that has not faded with time. >> go army! >> reporter: the survivors will attend a special ceremony taking place a little later this morning and there will be a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. local time, which is when the bombing started that sunday morning in 1941. later this month, japan's prime minister will be visiting pearl harbor. that's making a lot of news here. it is the first time japan's sitting leader has visited here since the attack in 1941. tamron. >> all right, joe, thank you so much. seeing those survivors, including mr. chavez, your heart -- it goes to your heart. >> it's so important they get a chance to tell your story. >> and we get to hear it from them. it's beautiful. >> mr. roker. >> let's show you what we have going on around the rest of the country today. that arctic chill of course we're talking about, windy conditions, another storm moving into the pacific northwest. also a little light snow northern new england, gorgeous weather through the gulf coast with plenty of sunshine, that's looking good as well.
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the temperature is at 38 degrees, 36 in concord and the north bay in the lower 30s. highs today reaching the 50s, only 51 in san francisco and napa and 53 in livermore. we're also tracking some rain moving very close to the coastline. we'll see that by early afternoon. that will corporate into late this evening and the next couple days are looking fairly wet for the bay area along with this cool air. we'll continue to track that now. meek, what is it looking like on the roads? >> lighter than your typical wednesday. we're looking the the south bay, good news 280 northbound, that crash cleared. the arrow shows going toward capital expressway, a crash in the middle of lanes there. jammed there. also in the north bay, a big problem. late running road work blocking one of the two lanes across that richmond to san rafael bridge. jam off the eastshore freeway, use highway 37 to the north or
7: 7:30 now on a wednesday morning. it's the 7th day of december, 2016. just 48 short hours from right now, we will be gearing up for a great concert on the plaza. pharrell williams takes over rockefeller plaza on friday morning. i'll tell you right now, get here early. >> it will be cold and he will heat it up for us. here is a look at today's headlines. investigators are focusinging on a possible source of that deadly house fire in oakland, california. they're looking at anything electrical on the building's first floor and say a refrigerator or other appliance
may have sparked the blaze. this morning, jury selection begins in the trial of dylan roof. the defense filed a motion to delay that trial and the judge refused that request. and a man was arrested carrying a gas can and matches near the rockefeller center christmas tree. he was charged with making terrorist threats and disorderly conduct, but he claimed he didn't intend to set anything on fire. now, to the question who will be "time" magazine's person of the year. right? >> for the tenth straight year, revealing the answer exclusively, nancy gibbs, good morning. >> good morning. >> okay. you're going to reveal, three, two, one, but let's start off with how difficult it was to come up with this person. >> this year may have been one of the more straightforward years. some years, it's very hard. some years we have a pretty
passionate debate internally about who really moved the needle and affected events the most. that was not really what the process was like this year. >> let's count down in reverse order, shall we? you've done groups in the past. at number three this years, it's another group. >> it's the hackers. this was a new cyber security threat we saw this year of state-sponsored hackers looking to delegitimize an american election. putin has shown in the past a willingness to weaponize information and this was something new this year and something very disturbing. >> at number two, this was the pick of our online viewers in a poll, but this is your number two. and it is? >> our number two is hillary clinton who by winning the nomination, winning the popular vote, came closer to winning the white house than any woman has and in the process revealed the opportunities and obstacles that women face in the public square. >> so that leads us to "time's"
person of the year. as always, we let you do the honors. >> "time opens a a person of the year for 2016 is donald trump. >> tell us why. >> when have we ever seen a single individual who has so defied expectations, broken the rules, violated norms, beaten not one but two political parties on the way to winning an election that he entered with 100 to 1 odds against him. i don't think that we have ever seen one person operating in such an unconventional way. >> so dominating the news cycle, is this the sixth or seventh time you've put him on the cover this year? >> at least the sixth or the seventh. including when his campaign was in tremendous trouble and, you know, at the beginning of the year which he emerged far more dominant than anyone expected. >> on the cover, you have there president of the divided states of america. >> that's right. the person of the year, as we always remind people, is the
person who has had the greatest influence on events for better or for worse. the fascinating thing this year is i've never seen so much agreement over who had the most influence or disagreement over whether it was for better or worse. >> do you take a stand whether it was for better or worse as a mapp magazine? >> the voters took their stand and will continue to argue about it going forward. normally we come out of an election with some willingness to move on. in 2000, george w. bush was person of the year after a very hard-fought and bitter end to an election. we find ourselves in a particularly unusual place as a country this year in the way this election unfolded. >> nancy, thank you. we should mention "time's" person of the year issue will be on stands friday. thank you, nancy. >> thank you. >> we are joined now by "time's" person of the year, mr. president-elect donald trump. good morning. >> good morning. >> last year when "time" chose angela merkel, you said time
magazine will never pick me as person of the year. they proved you wrong. how do you feel about this? >> well, it's a great honor, it means a lot. especially me growing up reading "time" magazine. would have been lucky can enough to be on the cover many times this year and last year. but i consider this a very, very great honor. >> i'm interested to hear you say that. as nancy gibbs has said this year and in the past, the magazine has always been willing to say it was a person who influenced events for better or for worse. so just confirming, you see this as a compliment, not a condemnation. >> as an example, when with you say divided states of america. i didn't divide them. they're divided now. there's a lot of division. we're going to put it back together .we're going to have a country that's very well healed and we're going be a great economic force and we're going to build up our military and safety and we're going to do a lot of great things. it's going to be something very special. but to be on the cover of "time" magazine as the person of the
year is a tremendous honor. >> you are now 30 days into your transition. you've made a lot of news. last night, you made it official, that general mattis is your chase for secretary of defense. still open is secretary of state, probably the premier position in any administration. how close are you to making that call? i think fairley close. i think next week will be the time that i announce it. i have some other big announcements coming up today and actually tomorrow. but we've met with really very good reviews of the people that i've chosen. i think that general mattis is going to be terrific. he's going to be absolutely terrific. it's a little bit outside the box. he's a tough cookie. we need a tough cookie. he's smart, he's brilliant, actually. as a tactician, he's brilliant. i really look forward to it. he's also a very high quality man. i flew with him last night to north carolina where we really introduced him in front of a tremendous crowd and i'll tell
you, the crowd loves him. >> let me go back to secretary of state for a moment. i want to read off some of the names it's been reported you're considering, mitt romney, rudy giuliani, david petraeus, ambassador john bolton. have you now crossed any of those names off your list? >> well with, i think i have in my own mind. i don't want to say which ones, but i think i have in my own minds. there are some other ways of a great, great gentlemen, the boss over at exxon and, you know -- >> max tillerson. >> he's built a tremendous company over a period of years with great style. >> let me go back to mitt romney. is he still under consideration? >> yes, he is. >> does he have a chance to become secretary of state? >> yes, he does. i've spoken to him a lot. we've come a long way together. we've had some tremendous difficulty together. i think we've come a long way. but the answer is yes, he does. >> so this isn't about some case of strippinging him along as revenge being a dish best served
cold for the comments he made during the campaign? >> no, it's not about revenge. it's about what's good for the country. and i'm able to put this stuff behind us and i hit him very hard, also, which is very nice that the press doesn't cover that. i'm very happy with that, actually. >> you picked a fight 24 hours ago with boeing about the new air force one project and the cost of that project, but you cited it over $4 billion. and you went on to say this, i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. now, i read that as you saying that you think boeing is perhaps taking advantage of the american taxpayer. do you have any proof of that? >> well, i think the planes are too expensive. i spoke to a very good man yesterday, the head of boeing, terrific guy. we're going to work it out. but, you know, that's what i'm here for. i'm going to to negotiate prices. planes are too expensive and we're going to get the prices down. and if we don't get the prices down, we're not going to order them. we're going to stay with what we have. >> you mentioned the head of boeing that you spoke to.
your comments about boeing -- by the way, shortly after you made those comments, the market value of boeing dropped about $1 billion in a matter of minutes before rebounding later in the day. but your comments on boeing came just a short while after an article came out where the ceo of boeing was critical of your trade policies. so was this, in the end, about the price of those planes or was this about retribution? >> well, only the planes because i didn't see an article where he was critical of trade policies. my trade policies are going to be terrific. and by the way, we're lowering taxes in this country. we're getting rid of 90%, maybe 85% of the regulations which are stifling business. boeing is going to be a tre beneficiary of that and maybe even mostly regulations. i mean, people are more happy about the regulations even though we're massively cutting taxes for business. >> after you criticized boeing, "the washington post" has a headline today saying corporations are unnerved in this country.
let me go on to another subject but -- >> i think that's just "the washington post" because no matter bhau do, they'll never say good. and what happens is they're so unnerved that the stock market is at an all-time record since i've been elected and since i've been -- since i won the nomination, number one, we did well and after i won the election, you see what happened. in the history of our country with, there's never been an up this big after the election. i don't know how somebody said people are unnerved. it's just the opposite. and frankly, i think we're going to go up. we have tremendous room, tremendous margin in our country. but we have to do things right. and i believe in free trade, but i don't believe in stupid trade. and stupid trade is when our companies all move out of our country, fire their workers and then come back in, matt, and sell their product back in with no retribution. i'm just saying very simply, if they want to fire their workers, move to mexico or some other country and sell their product into our country, they're going to be paying a tax. >> your transition team made
some news yesterday on a conference call where it was announced -- and i want to get your take on this -- that you sold off of your stock holdings and you did it back in june. is it true? and why are we just hearing about this now? >> i've then been a big person for the stock market, quite frankly. over the years, i bought stock. i bought them when they were doing, interest rates were so low. it almost seemed like it was very easy to predict -- >> why did you sell all your holdings in june? >> because i felt like i was very much going be winning and i think i would have a tremendous -- a conflict of interest owning all of these different countries. >> so why not announce it back in june? >> oh, i let everybody know. i was never a big stockholder, but i bought a lot of different stocks and i had a lot of stocks before then, too. and what i did is i sold them. i just don't -- i don't think it's appropriate for me to be owning stocks when i'm making deals for this country that maybe will affect one company
positively and one company negatively. i thought it was a confliction. >> speaking of things that are appropria ly after winning the election, you said you were going to be much more restrained regarding twitter as the president because having fights on twitter would not be appropriate on twitter. i have not seep you backing off fights on twitter. you've targeted the cast of hamilton, the "new york times," china, boeing, the media and "snl." is this proving to be a habit that you're find ago difficult time breaking? >> no. i think i am very restrained. and i talk about important things. we talk about china, their devaluation, their building this massive military fortress in the middle of the south china sea which they're not supposed to be doing .other things. frankly, it's a modern day form of communication between -- >> even when you're picking fights -- >> matt, between facebook and
twitter, i have i guess more than 40 million people. and that's a modern day form of communication. i get it out much faster than a press release. i get it out much more honestly than dealing with dishonest reporters because so many reporters are dishonest. >> on that subject but on a lighter note, can we degree, president-elect trump, that at this stage it would be better for you to simply stop watching "snl" as opposed to watching it and then complaining about it? >> well, i hosted "snl" when it was a good show, but it's not a good show any more. first of all, nothing to do with me. there's nothing funny about it. >> why do you keep watching it? >> i like alec, but his imitation of me is mean spirited and i don't think it's good. i like him as an actor, but i don't think his imitation of me gets me at all .it's meant to be very mean spirited which is very biassed. and i don't like it. >> but you can't bring yourself to stop watching it? >> no. frankly, the way the show is
going now and you look at the work they're doing, who knows how long that show is going to be on. it's a terrible show. >> i think it's going to do okay. let me end where we started. i mentioned to you "time" magazine says the person of the year and it has your picture and then the subheadline is president of the divided states of america. you referenced that a little while ago. what would you have written as the subheadline? >> well, i think putting divided is snarky. but again, it's divided. i'm not president yet. i didn't do anything to divide. and i will say this. i've now gotten to know president obama. i really like him. we have, i think i can say at least for myself, i can't speak for him, but we have a really good chemistry together. we talk. he loves the country. he wants to do right by the country. and for the country and i will tell you, we obviously very much disagree on certain policies and certain things, but, you know, i really like him as a person. and by the way --
>> i was fascinated to read in your interview that you say you actually talk to president obama about some of your possible appointments. >> i do. >> and the people you would surround yourself in the white house. >> sure. >> can you tell me specifically who you mentioned to president obama that you're considering appointing? >> well, i don't think that would be fair to him, but i have asked him what he would think of this one and that one. i've asked him what he thinks are the biggest problems of the country, what are some of the greatest assets going forward. and we have a very good dialogue. and i must tell you, you know, i never met him before this and i never spoke to him before this. i really -- i do like him. i love getting his ideas. and i may differ in many cases i differ greatly. >> real quickly, though -- >> -- opposite. >> in one of those cases where you went to him for a specific person you had in mind for an appointment, did you go with his recommendation? i would say yes, i take his recommendations very seriously and there are some people that i will be appointing and in one
case have appointed where he thought very highly of that person, yes. >> president-elect donald trump, "time" magazine's person of the year. congratulations. >> thank you very much, matt. >> all right. we're back with more of "today" on a wednesday morning right after these messages. hashtag "stuffy nose." hashtag "no sleep." i got it. hashtag "mouthbreather." yep. we've got a mouthbreather. well, just put on a breathe right strip and ... pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than cold medicine alone. so you can breathe ... and sleep. shut your mouth and say goodnight mouthbreathers. breathe right.
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trt: 42 traffic toss traffic ck traffic maps we're already starting to see clouds moving in ahead of another storm system that will bring us wet weather. here is the rain moving closer to the coastline, and this morning very chilly and reaching only into the low 50s. afternoon showers for parts of the peninsula as well as the tri-valley, a high today of 51 degrees expected there, and in san francisco the north bay look for a high of 49 degrees. once again, those temperatures are very chilly, only at about 38 degrees with patchy frost. after the morning near freezing, we will once again only see those highs up to the lower 50s later today. we'll keep an eye on the rain. mike, how is it looking on the roadway s? >> better from the east bay into the north bay. let me show you the commute, typical patterns, atypical slowing recovering west 580 over
towards the richmond-san rafael bridge. minutes ago they reopened all lanes. there was late road work there, they had to wet for concrete to set. northbound routes through san jose still moving slowly, the worst north 101. looks like they got the tow truck there the last couple minutes. 87, 85, 280, all towards san jose and the rest of the valley. traffic jamming up right here really bad over the last 15 minutes north from san leandro to downtown. happening now, we're staying on top of developments in the deadly oakland warehouse fire. so far no update for firefighters today. oakland has now declared a state of emergency. new clues are emerging about the possible cause. we're posting developments all day on our home page. authorities yesterday identified nine more victims. you can head to the facebook page to learn more about who they were and the impact on loved ones. as kari mentioned, tracking a
. it's 8:00 on "today." stolen in seconds. we'll show you the hand hi held device thieves are using to steal your car. >> when i hold this up to the door, i open the door right up. >> what you need to know to protect yourself. plus o christmas tree, montreal tries to rival our famous spruce. star-studded morning. >> are you a russian spy? >> am i what? >> are you a russian spy? >> no, sir. >> oscar winner kevin croftner
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divided states of america, i didn't divide them. they're divided now. there's a lot of division. we're going to put it back together and we're going to have a country that's very well healed and we're going to be a great economic force and we're going to build up our military and safety and we're going to do a lot of great things. >> the president-elect also told us he expects to name his nominee for secretary of state sometime next week. >> breaking news this morning. pakistan international airlines plane with about 47 people on board crashed in the mountainous region north of the country. airline officials say a plane from the northern town of citral lost contact with the control tower. pakistani officials say rescue teams are on the way to the scene of the crush. >> coming up we'll have an up date with some good news on my original project which is raising money for a deserving school. >> and a new warning with car thefts. >> reporter: coming up, we're
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8:09. let's see what's trending on a wednesday morning. you know you're sometimes in a public place in a airport or restaurant, you think you see a celebrity, well b, maybe they're not. buzz feed has some photos of people who didn't realize they were not actually posing with famous people. these girls did not take the photo of ed sheeran, although it's a close look alike. >> this guy did not meet hulk hogan. >> okay. that might be -- look at his arms. >> he may look like drake at first glance, but it's not drake. >> wow. >> how about this one? president george w. bush is not in that photo. >> who is? >> some guy. >> finally, this one is not even close.
someone's dad thought he was pose, tina fey. >> okay. >> there's a guy in my gym who looks exactly like jeff rossen. i thought it was jeff. and i know jeff. he's like, come on. i didn't see that coming. >> big celebrity. >> you're welcome, jeff. let's move on. i know you guys will be wondering what will be the trendy food we'll be consuming in 2017. whole foods has release dollars its predictions of what it thinks will dominate store sales next year. the first one is wellness tonics. they're the drinks that have roots in alternative medicine, have apple cider, vinegar and alternative medicines. >> ginger. >> i have mint and ginger and a little stevia. >> it's like fermented, isn't it? >> i've moved away from that after they exploded a couple of
times. >> okay. next on our list, anything and everything coconut will apparently be the trend. coconut chips, coconut tortilla. i actually cook with coconut oil. >> and it's good on your skin. >> rub it on your belly. >> make your salad dressing with it. >> last thing b, purple foods. yes, if it's purple we'll be eating it, including purple call cauliflower, purple as spare guess. >> it's higher in had anti-oxidants. and it looks great. >> it is beautiful. >> wouldn't we all agree that this year's rockefeller christmas tree is a beauty. 94 feet tall, norway spruce. the city of montreal said it would with outdo our tree this year. sorry to say, they fell short. the montreal tree is 70 feet tall. and just look at it. it's a little on the thin side.
>> wouldn't you think in canada they could get a good tree? >> i know. and look what they did. the top is flat. it doesn't have a peaker or a -- >> you think it's on purpose, though? >> apparently this is an artsy neighborhood. i think they did this on purpose. >> i think they just thought, where is a tree that we could actually get through the door. >> or the mail slot. >> here we go, boys. all right. >> pretty good. how about some pop start. >> let's do it. tonight is the night we've all been waiting for. nbc's production of "hairspray live" is just hours away and it promises to be our biggest live musical yet. the show features some of the biggest names in music. we have a video message from star derrick huff at last night's final run through. >> hi, guys. derrick hough here. we have such an amazing cast for
you. the list goes on and on and on. it's amazing. we can't wait to show you it to you guys and this amazing and beautiful audience right here. >> awesome. >> the cast is amazing. >> catch "hairspray" live tonight at 7:00 central right here on nbc. >> hoda, you said your favorite one was -- >> my favorite what? >> musical. were we not talking about musicals? >> your reaction was -- >> it was my fault. i didn't mean to wake you. >> are there two moons in your plan haddette? >> where were you just now? >> she went to her happy place. >> what was the question? my favorite musical? >> your favorite live musical that nbc has put on. >> so far -- well, i love sound of music and now i'm waiting for this one. >> they actually have a live audience with this one. that was missing previously. >> there wasn't a live audience before? >> no. still, whenever they finish the
musical numbers, you're kind of like -- >> hoda, what's your favorite musical -- >> it's the little naps that are the best, isn't it? >> two more popstart stories, so you can go back to sleep right now. next up -- >> wow. >> whoa. >> motherhood is mellowing dylan. >> she's not kidding around. >> i think you had more time to space out. okay. ready? >> yes. go. go. >> next up, milo ventimiglia is melting hearts on his nbc series "this is us." he talked to ellen about a scene involving push-ups, the inevitable happened, ellen challenged milo to create the scene with her. >> put my legs on the ground? >> yeah. >> float them. >> oh, my god. >> oh, wow. >> impressive. >> that's awesome. >> do you want me to keep going?
>> sure. >> ellen also gave the buddy push-ups a try and did a few with milo on top. >> you've got to help. >> holy moly. >> he's actually doing the push up. >> he's strong. now to some never had before seen video of beyonce that proves she was a superstar even at the age of 10. it shows queen bee performing in her tween band girls time. the video was thought to be lost for 20 years. it's now being auctioned off by ted owen and company with an expected price tag up to $3.8 million. or you can watch it right here. >> we left something out of trending. tamron hall was on tv yesterday morning on her msnbc show on dr. oz and on nightly. >> that's her favorite. >> dr. oz. >> i love that moment. >> thank you. >> sorry. >> oh, i'm sorry. it's my read. now to some serious things here.
rossen reports about thieves after your car. >> police say some have found a very easy way to steal your car. today, jeff rossen is here to show us. good morning. >> hey, guys, good morning to you. talk about bad timing. we're all out holiday shopping right now leaving our cars in bill big mall parking lots. when you lock your doors and set the alarm, you walk away thinking it's pretty safe, but experts have just uncovered a new device that could give criminals full access to your car in seconds, even letting them drive away with it. they don't even have to break a window. this morning, we're showing you how it worked and how to protect yourself. >> brazen criminals caught on camera breaking into cars across the country. using some gadget, a mystery device that let's them right in. in california, this suspect using it to break in, stealing abdomen expensive bike. and in seattle, another suspect holding his backpack close to the car door and boom, he's in.
rossen reports first exposed this crime wave in 2013. police were baffled. >> this is bad in the sense that we are stumped. >> you're stumped? >> we are stumped. we don't know what this telling is. >> but now officials say they might have solved the mystery. this device that can fit in a small bag could be what thieves are using. but how does it work? >> we're about to show you how this works. here with roger morris from the national insurance crime bureau. and you think this may be the answer to everything, what the thieves have been using all these years. >> certainly could be a factor in the increase in thefts we've seen recently. >> so we're going to demonstrate this. this is a two-person job because the device comes in two different pieces, your piece and my piece. my producer here is going to play the victim. basically any one of you who park in a mall parking lot, any big parking lot. you and i are going to play the suspects. we would come over here and be in a parking lot talking amongst ourselves. meanwhile, you would park your car and here is what would happen. >> getting out of my car, locking my door like i normally
would and just walking away. >> what she doesn't see, our suspect trails behind her with the device in hand, cloning the signal of her car's key fob. in just seconds. >> i got the green light. i've got a signal from the fob and i'm backing off. >> so his device automatically set the signal to my smaller device. this is basically the key to the car.. now, remember, the door is completely locked, but when i hold this up to the door, look, i open the door right up. and that's mott all. with this device, watch this. yes, i just started the car. so now i'm a thief in your car driving away within seconds. all because of this device. it's terrifying how fast this is. wow. >> and it's not just this car. our experts using the device on car after car after car, breaking into even starting 17 different makes and models. the alliance of automobile manufacturers telling nbc news protecting vehicle access and security continued to be top
priority and automakers have been working on multiple fronts to address security and enhance it. >> it was pretty scary. >> it is scary. technology has been driving down the theft rate for years and now thieves are using technology to perhaps drive it back up again. >> what can we do? >> park in a crowded area so at least it lessens the chance. if you see somebody suspicious around there, have second thoughts and maybe alert the police. . >> experts say there are likely several versions of this device floating around out there right now. so you have to wonder why does this technology even exist? our expert bought it from a company in europe. that company says it is meant to be uses used as a tool to test how vulnerable different cars might be and say they won't just sell it to anyone, but officials worry clever criminals will find a way and guys likely good morning, i'm
meteorologist kari hall. the clouds are already starting to move into san francisco. the rain won't be far behind. it is very chilly out there, only 45 degrees. 51 will be the high with some showers later on today. we're seeing some light showers approaching the coast, now moving into parts of the north bay. as it continues to move closer expect rain more widespread. as we go into this afternoon and showers continue in through the day tomorrow. >> al, thank you. we have an update this morning on our ongoing series. >> we've been having fun with this. i he team up with shinola to create everything from date books to journals and stationary. first batch sold out in a matter of days. profits are going to the detroit edison public school academy. we may live in a digital age, but there is still something nice about receiving one of
those handwritten thank you notes. take a look. >> i'm writing a thank you note to my parents. >> the student's assignment, write to someone they were grateful to have in their live. >> i'm thankful to you for providing a roof over my head, food on the table and clothes on my body. thanks for disciplining me because i know you do it because you love me. >> a life lesson in gratitude and taking the time to write it down. >> dear uncle kevin. i'm thankful for you because you served for the usa. every day you put your life at risk. thank you, uncle kevin. i love it. >> dear dad, when you saved my life diving into that pool, it was outstanding. i could never thank you enough and i'm proud to call you my father. >> what sparked the assignment, the detroit edison public school academy wanted to thank me after hearing the profits from my "today" original would be helping my school. >> but the response i got was mrs. garvin, why can't we snap chat, why can't we instagram? >> i still like to write old fashioned thank you notes.
i have a whole drawer dedicated to note cards and pieces of paper i use to say thank you. >> i had to explain to them about matt liking these handwritten notes and how special it was and they found that amazing. >> amazing is a great word to describe these children. according to the school, 100% of the students who graduate get accepted to colleges around the country. over 90% of them enroll. >> when i look at children and look at the learning math that have been proven in their writing skills, i'm thinking that could be the next person that can create the next shinola for detroit. >> multiply w squared and w to the fourth. >> we deliver quality education and it's so critical because every family in detroit can't say that. every school in detroit can't say that. >> i worked with shinola to create my today's "original." all the profits from any journals, watches, passport holders and thank you notes will provide learning and development opportunities for students here.
these opportunities extend beyond the classroom, including dual enrollment scholarships that enable the students to earn college credits before they graduate from high school. >> many of those children are first time college go eers in their entire family and they need full scholarships to be able to attend college. so this opportunity is immense. >> hi, guys. >> i traveled to the detroit edison public school academy to meet the students there. >> when a great pleasure to see you all. >> and we are elated that matt lauer is doing this for us. >> we brought samara, george, joshua and christina to shinola to show them the finished products that would be benefiting their school. >> here are some on the matt lauer's favorite colors. >> do we get any of this is stuff? >> guess what? you do. y'all want to get these monogramed? >> oh, yeah. >> let's do it.
>> that looks so nice in the corner! >> it's so cool. >> isn't it? >> great working with you guys. >> these are such impressive young people. so far, we have raised nearly $38,000 for the students at the detroit edison public school academy. we hope to raise even more now that shinola is back in stock with these products. to find out how to buy them, head to today.com. and next week, natalie is going to be here with her today's original. >> keep the train going there. just ahead, we're filling studio 1a with superstars. kevin costner, chrissy tiegen, missy franklin all with us. how exciting that is that? but first -- i'm ...
==topvo== moments ago .. today in the bay's pete suratos tweeted out a very good wednesday morning to you at 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. moments ago "today in the bay" pete tweeted out from the scene of the deadly warehouse fire. the crews have officially concluded their search for remains. in all 36 people died in friday night's fire. all but one victim has been identified, though not all their names have been released. investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what started that fire but they are now focusing on a refrigerator that was located in the bottom floor of the warehouse directly below the dance floor. time to check that morning commute with mike. are the engines revved up. >> plenty of time to warm up that car in some spots because we had a slower drive in south bay what i was talking about
most slowing. 101, capital expressway, looks like it finally cleared, slowdown approaching the scene, on the shoulder there. good recovery sunnyville, a crash cleared 10 minutes ago a quick recovery for that section as well. a slower drive across the bay, east bay jamming up. the last camera past coliseum. point out a vehicle on the shoulder here. that was a distraction and more slowing towards high street and into downtown. laura. >> thank you very much. another local news update coming up in half an hour. have a great morning.
♪ we're back now, 8:30 on this wednesday morning. it's the 7th day of december, 2016. will you take a look at that. that's rita ora serving as our "today" show elf this morning, all part of our holiday toy drive. isn't that nice? >> by the way, she's the new host of the new season of "america's next top model" so
we'll pick her brain and get some fashion advice from one of the most fashionable women out there. >> yes, she is. also ahead -- >> oscar winner kevin costner is here. he's going to talk about the remarkable true story behind his brand new movie. and then what does it take to raise an olympic champion? we love this girl, missy franklin. you may be surprised what went into that. we have our mom and her dad. they're always together, those three, but we'll talk to them. >> and a really interesting new book. and supermodel chrissy teigen brings her crave worthy cooking to studio 1a, we cannot wait to try it. first on tuesday, we kicked off our clothing sale for charity with the real reel and get this, every single piece sold out in less than three hours. >> what? >> we raised $18,925 and every single dollar will go to every mother counts, a charity that promotes safe pregnancy and childbirth for women worldwide. >> awesome. >> incredible. >> congratulations. >> thanks.
>> mr. roker, how about a check of the weather. >> let's look at today and show you what we have. we're looking at that arctic chill coming in, some lake-effect snow around the western great lakes moves into the eastern great lakes tomorrow. we're looking at plenty of sunshine through the gulf coast into the mid-atlantic states. windy conditions and wet in northern and central california, snow in the pacific northwest right on into more. more lake-effect snow around the great lakes. the arctic air moves into the midsection of the country. plenty of sunshine in the midatlantic states on into the east but it's going to start gettin good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a cold start. mostly cloudy skies now ahead of the next storm system that will be moving in. we're only at 45 in san francisco and palo alto, 42 in san jose. we are making it above freezing in some of the valleys earlier this morning we did have some patchy fog. here is that storm system, a closer look at some of that rain moving into the coastline. expect the rain to become more widespread as we go through the day.
get that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. #awkwardsign. where are you from? >> my husband actually came up with it. >> he's a very understanding man. very nice. all right. matt, tamron. >> all right, al, thank you. oscar winner kevin costner stars in the new movie "hidden figures" based on the lives of three women who changed the course of nasa's space program. kevin plays the leader of the space task group who soon realizes he needs the help of a woman named katherine johnson to get his men into space. >> can she handle analytic geometry? >> absolutely, and she speaks. >> yes, sir, i do. >> which? >> both. geometry and speaking. >> ruth, get me the -- do you think you can find me the frame
for this data using the -- >> using the algorithm, yes, sir. i prefer it. >> kevin caughtner is wiostner . good morning, glad to see you. >> thank you. >> i think it has such a purpose and core that has meaning. please tell me i'm right. >> it's going to be about a lot of things. some of them are outright comedies and some of them you go around and in certain instances you -- in an action movie you kill some people. but there are chances to make movies that kind of stay with you the rest of your life. certainly as i've gone through my life, there are movies when they're done at their very best become about moments you never, ever forget and i look for that because they have got to stand for something more than just an opening weekend. they have to stand for a lifetime because people are going to revisit them.
and "hidden figures" kind of had that dna, i thought. >> it's interesting the title is "hidden figures" because the stories of these women somehow seem to be hidden from us, hidden from the history books. this is based on real people who change pt world. most of us have never heard of them. >> and that's the purpose that movies and television can serve. people get lost in the pages of history. certainly these women did. there's a moment in our film when john glenn won't go and he says get me the girl. i go girl, what girl? he goes the smart girl. not the african-american woman, get me the smart one and that was katherine. you know, i kind of -- those are the kind of moments that give you tingles. >> i bet so. we said these are real women who changed the course, but your character was fictionalized? >> yeah, they couldn't get the rights so it was made up of about three people. when i first was approached with the movie, i wasn't sure that i was -- i thought the movie was
great. myself, i wasn't going to be in it because i said, look, i don't really understand this character. he's kind of here and there and all this stuff. and finally they admitted to me that it was -- well, the reason that is, is because we base it on three people. i said why don't we even this out and try to find a way to support this story and these three women and that's what we did. >> so tell me behind the scenes, you've worked with octavia spencer before but there you are with taraji p. henson, hanging out with them, what was that like? >> the supremes. you don't know how to break the ice but all three of them were around me. i thought this is perfect. octavia and i, we have that relationship and it's a special one. so it was good to see them all work and taraji really certainly has a role of a lifetime. >> yeah, she does in this. there's a lot of math and technical things. how did that hit home for you? >> it doesn't hit home for me. i'm still like always doing these chin boogies like i
understand and i don't understand anything. >> what's a chin -- oh, that's the chin boogie when you don't understand? >> you just -- mostly you learn a long time at that go just to be quiet and everybody will think you know what's happening but math has always been a real problem for me. >> and i started on that. >> no. >> you're funny. >> your dress outacted it. >> thank you, you're so sweet. this movie is brilliant. i saw it last night. it's out in select theaters on christmas day and nationwide on january 6th. just ahead, olympic swimmer missy franklin and her fantastic parents on what it takes to raise a champion. first, this is "today" on nbc.
brought home five total medals. but missy's rise to the top was less than typical. she writes about it in a new book co-written with her parents called "relentless spirit, the unconventional raising of a champion." missy is here along with her mom and dad. it's so nice to see you guys again, it's been too long. something made me smile early in this book. you started swimming early. >> yes. >> and you said in the beginning the only reason you wanted to swim was not to compete, not to beat anybody, not to go fast, it just made you happy. >> absolutely. and it still does. that's still the reason why i swim. but i just loved being in the water. you know when you get all pruny after being in the water for like hours, like that was my entire childhood. >> but as a parent, it's such a gift to have a child who just wants to have fun and be happy and is not going but i didn't win and didn't go fast. that makes it easier for you. >> absolutely. she loves it and we love to support her. it was great. >> do you think it made you
happy because you were beating everybody? is that possible? >> that didn't hurt, but it was just being in the water. it's always felt like home to me. it's an element that i just feel so natural in and just so myself. >> parents get a bum rap a lot with youth sports these days, that they drive their kids too hard and they get too involved in their young sports careers. you talk about, dick, in the book a difference between motivating your child an enabling your child. will you explain that for parents at home. >> yeah, absolutely, thanks, matt. motivating can be pushy, can be assertive, can maybe be taking your child somewhere where they don't want to go. enabling is looking for the lights to go on. we saw missy in the pool, we saw the lights go on, and we both together said whatever we can do to enable that love and that passion, we're going to do. there's a difference. >> as parents of a great athlete, you deal with the highs and you deal with the lows. how -- what would you tell
parents watching for their kids to help them deal with disappointment? >> what we did was just be there and listen and let missy lead the way. there were numerous times we would talk, there were numerous times we would just listen. and i think that's what she appreciated the most. >> you dealt with disappointment. london was a high point in your career. >> yeah. >> you killed it. >> thank you. >> i know rio was a disappointment to you. >> absolutely. >> so when you came out of rio, how did you deal with it? >> in a lot of different ways. i had the most incredible support, which i was so grateful for, and it was a lot of reflecting on the experience because i didn't want to look at it and say this is something that hurts, it's painful to look back on, so i'm just going to ignore it. i wanted to look the ait as an opportunity to grow as a swimmer but more importantly as a person, so i've been trying to use that experience to look back and say what can i learn from this and how can i move forward. >> you talk about it in a
fascinating way in an interview. you said you felt like swimming broke up with you this summer and you were trying to rehabilitate that relationship. >> i thought that was relatable. >> absolutely. so where does the rehabilitation stand right now? >> you know, it's awesome right now. i'm in an incredible training environment that i love so much with incredible guys that -- it's just been a blast so far. right now my main goal is just to fall in love with the sport again and to, you know, keep that -- i guess rekindle the fire in the relationship if we're sticking with that metaphor. >> you also say that there should be a six-month moratorium on a journalist asking an olympian about the next olympic games after the previous olympic games. >> at least six months. >> can i get in under the four-month deadline? are you going to be in tokyo? >> oh, my gosh, yes, just for you, matt. i would love to be. but right now like i was saying it's just every day i'm trying to enjoy the journey. >> well, we've enjoyed on going part of that olympic journey
we are back at 8:46 with today's style. after 12 years under the watchful eye of supermodel tyra banks, america's new next top model is back for a few season with a new host, this lady right here. voila. hello. rita ora, she's a singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and one of our fashion favorites these days. rita is with us, good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> new season, new year. 23rd season. >> by the way, that intro was pretty hard to beat. >> you can beat it. i believe in rita. what is this like for you? >> it is probably one of the
funnest experiences i've ever had. being kind of obsessed with fashion and having the kind of chance to really find the next superstar is so exciting. you know, it's like having the power of, i don't know, you have the hands that can really change someone's life. speaking to tyra and having the advice and, by the way, i was on that hotline, tyra, what do you think, what do we do? >> give me an example of what you asked tyra. >> i said is it normal to really fall for these girls and emotionally get attached to them and their stories? some of them are giving face, i mean they are really showing some great model experience. >> they want to be the next top model. >> exactly. and when i mean it's a competition, i've never seen anything like it. it's really, really dead serious. >> you always seem so happy. i cannot imagine you giving tough love, even with the love part on the end. >> sometimes when it has to happen, it has to happen. no, no. we have some great -- a great panel, you know what i mean, and everyone has their roles. some are definitely more intense than others. you have to watch it.
>> your panel is ashley graham, drew elliott and law roach, who is the -- is there a hierarchy of who's the truth teller, who's the hugger? >> i'm more of the mediator, i would like to say, but i think the panel might disagree. ashley definitely tells it how it is. but obviously we come from different backgrounds. ashley comes from a background of really being a proud woman and having that confidence that i want to give the girls. i come from a background of embracing the brand, being a businesswoman and having something to do and say when you win the competition. the stylist really puts them into looking like a superstar. >> i want to brag on you for a second. let me just tell people, you've created 15 collections with adidas. you've got your own makeup line. you starred in campaigns for several top designers. you've got a new lingerie line, a new album out next year, a big movie, "50 shades." you're only 26. >> yeah. just turned 26, yeah. >> do you sleep?
>> no. no, no, we don't sleep. but it's sdplifine. >> you juggle it all. >> yeah, you have to. >> are you where you pictured your life at 26? >> no. the way i work is i just wake up and i just look and i just go. i don't think, you know. >> you don't think. >> what about you guys? >> well, i wish, that's the goal. i can't let you go without getting some fashion advice. it's like 30 below zero and we both have open-toe shoes on. sneakers or stilettos. >> stilettos. sneakers sometimes. >> fringe or fur. >> fringe. >> fringe? >> only because, you know, you want to respect the fur sometimes. >> faux fur. >> faux fur. >> you can do whatever you want. culottes or overalls. i might judge. >> i love overalls. they remind me of being young
and no worry about anything. >> you used to love her. what's her name again? this is redemption because i'm looking at your face and i think i know the answer. a bold eye or a bold lip? >> right now an eye but usually i'm a big red lip person. >> you have the most perfect red shades. red is hard. mini or maxi? >> maxi for me. the more that's hidden, the more you can play with. >> sequin or satin? >> satin. >> satin why? >> i think satin is more glamorous at nighttime. it's more mysterious. >> matte or velvet. >> velvet. >> all black or more color. >> i think all black. >> matt's plaid jacket or al's plaid jacket or neither? >> matt. i don't know. i don't know. i don't know. i can't answer that. i don't know, only because, look, who would wear that.
chrissy teigen is a very successful model and tv host. did you know her first love is food? >> who knew. >> her cookbook "cravings" is filled with great dishes your family is going to love. >> good morning. >> you are a foodie. >> i am. these are one of my favorite a now. >> drunken noodles. here are the ingredients. >> the hoisen is really delicious. but put all these things in here. this is a whole shot of whiskey, brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce. i love the new dog, by the way. >> you like charlie? >> love charlie. >> charlie is so amazing.
you mix that up. i'm going to put these eggs in here. >> you do this in kind of phases. the sauces first, then the eggs, then the chicken. start to finish if i was doing this at home. >> 20 minutes. and it's all the stuff you already have in your fridge. >> making some scrambled eggs. >> pretty easy. very easy to do on a hangover morning, a sunday morning. >> a lot of this stuff will be in your fridge anyway. >> exactly. mix this up, some sesame oil and salt. i like dark meat but whatever you have on hand. i am a dark meat eater. >> i like dark meat. it has more flavor. >> toss that up, matt. i'll get these aromatics going. >> what's in there. >> scallions. when you start to smell it, that's how you know it's ready. >> what's the thing i said to you? >> what is that smell. >> you can really smell this dish. it has a great aroma.
>> we toss in the sauce you made earlier. all of our noodles. these are wide noodles. >> is the order crucial? save the eggs or chicken for last? >> no. there's no rhyme or reason. >> we've got some people downstairs. >> are you guys eating? >> hi, everybody. >> this is really good. >> i always feel so bad for you guys to have to eat this early every day. >> we love it. >> this is the best part. >> you put the noodles in p, put the chicken in. can i put this in? >> toss it up. >> one minute left. >> new baby has taken it out of me. >> is she eating real food yet? >> no. well, she -- we're trying to do the stuff that babies tend to not love like the green beans and the broccoli before she tries anything great like bananas. you know how hard it was not to give her mashed potatoes over thanksgiving? it was killing me. >> i know, i know. >> we toss all this up here. >> and let's take a look. >> i'm jealous, they're already
eating down there. >> all right, guys. we've got bowls here. i'm going to try. >> your bowls are empty. >> the whiskey only kind of cooked off. >> just to remind you folks, this book is great. it's called "cravings." we're going to eat some more in a second. chrissy, thank you so much. happy holidays. coming up, holiday gift ideas for the women ini'm ... ==topvo== within the last hour .. today in the bay's pete suratos tweeted good morning. 8:56 on wednesday, i'm sam brock. within the last hour today in the pay pete has tweeted from the scene of the oakland warehouse fire that fire crews completed their search for remains. it took about four days. that aspect is done. in all 36 people died in friday night's fire. all but one victim has been identified, though not all names have been released.
city leaders have declared a state of emergency in hopes of receiving more money to help with recovery efforts. investigators are still trying to pinpoint exactly what started that fire. right now their attention has turned to a refrigerator that was located on the bottom floor of the warehouse directly below the dance floor. happening right now, pete is talking to fire crews who has yet to give an official news conference. a live report for the newscast. updates on twitter throughout the course of the morning and afternoon. authorities yesterday identified nine more victims by name. go to our facebook page to learn more about who they were and the impact their loss is having on loved ones. in other news meteorologist kari hall tracking a new round of rain that will arrive in some areas later today. go to our nbc bayary app.
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this morning on "today's take" the top viral videos of the year. you won't believe who's number one. plus why the royal family has everyone doing a double take today. and the ultimate gift guide for all the special women on your list, coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. it's a wednesday morning, december 7th, 2016. al, tamron, dylan all joining together. we have cookies on the table. >> yes. >> because yesterday we talked about a christmas cookie challenge. >> you randomly mentioned a christmas cookie challenge. >> i decided that we're looking for cookie recipes and i've
agreed to go to your home and cook cookies in your house. i'm going to stay. >> in fairness -- >> no really. >> just to check with our producers because i had heard earlier that tamron might not be able to go. is she going? >> we'll try to make it happen. >> i've been told pending my schedule. >> i just want to say depending on your schedule. >> okay. >> we don't want to disappoint people. or we'll bring somebody to new york. we can bring them to you. >> it's a win-win. >> you'd probably like that even more. >> i'd prefer to be cozied up on your sofa. >> see i picture me being on your house with your blanket on the sofa, maybe you have a couple of kids, we watch football. that's what i pictured. >> this sounds like a weekend. >> tamron is moving in. >> i'm moving into your home. >> we want you to send us your favorite holiday cookies. however, dylan first in, although she's not eligible -- >> she's disqualified. >> yes. i'm competing, although i know i'm not going to win anything.
my aunt tillie used to make these cookies. it wasn't thanksgiving or christmas without these cookies. they have that anise in it, that licorice flavor and i know that's not your favorite. they're best dunked in coffee. i don't know if they're delicious because it's comfort. >> it's almost neglible, so this is good. >> it's not a very sweet cookie. >> i'm simmering on it, okay, okay. >> it's very good dunked in coffee. >> i like the frosting. >> so the competition is on. so here just so you know, you have to go to our facebook page and share your recipe. now, this is a strong start, it's strong. >> and the interesting thing is, it's royal icing. >> what's that mean? >> it's the kind of icing that is made. >> that's what it's called? >> and we have a picture of the royal family like you've never seen them before. >> so glad it's royal icing.
>> decked out for the holidays in ugly christmas sweaters. >> that's not real. >> yes, it is. >> that's madame tussaud. >> that's the mannequin challenge. no, they are from madame tussaud's wax museum. but they agreed to this. madame tussaud asked them could they do this and it's honor of the annual save the children's christmas jumper day on december 16th. they're asking people to donate. >> what's a christmas jumper? >> it's a kind of a thing that you wear. >> a sweater. that's what they call sweaters. >> it's british for sweaters. >> is that dog real? >> yeah. everybody else is fake but they have got a live dog. >> i've never seen a wax dog. have y'all seen that? >> i don't think he's wax. >> what is he? >> taxi? >> no, no. but i mean he's got hair, you know.
>> can we see that one more time? >> yeah. if you notice, like harry's hair isn't made out of wax, it's hair. >> it looks like a stuffed animal, not like a real live stuffed dog. >> oh, i understand now. >> suddenly it took an ugly turn. >> i just saw the dog. >> so you can donate to save the children's charity at madame tussaud's and we'll put it on our website. >> these cookies are good. i like that they hold up. i like it, i like it. i didn't want to rush to judgment because i didn't want you to taint the cookie pool. >> i'm obsessed with these cookies. >> that didn't sound -- going to taint the cookie pool. a little algae in the cookie pool. >> i want this to be a purist experience. i want to love your cookies. >> when i eat a batch of these, i will eat one or two or three -- >> it's almost a combo with a cake. >> it doesn't have that crunch. even when i was little, this was the time i was allowed to drink coffee because my dad would let
me dunk it in coffee. >> it's got that consistency, so that's another thing for your notes when you're sending in your recipes. i'm more of a texture. i do like crunchy but i like soft too. >> a little trivia question for you. according to "forbes" magazine, what is the highest grossing movie of all time? >> the answer is "home alone." it says it right there. >> you can play along. >> remember that next time. >> i would have thought "christmas vacation." >> really? >> maybe that's the most quotable. >> chevy chase? i could see that. >> "home alone" is correct. and now you can own a keepsake from the beloved film. >> what is it? >> your very "home alone" bobblehead. jerry, would you bring them in. >> and look how jerry is moving his head. >> of course kevin, and of course joe pesci's character.
>> it's such a random time to bring out bobbleheads for "home alone." >> it's christmas. >> they're going to follow up with john mclean from "diehard" which is going to be fantastic. >> i had my dog moment and you wondered why "home alone" is relevant. this is because we work too much. >> her body is thinking for two. >> i am not firing on all cylinders lately. >> so battle of the bobbleheads. we all have a little collection of bobbleheads here. >> sadly we do. >> al starts out with his bobblehead collection. >> i've got two mr. ts. i've got one in the van. you have to have a backup. >> manny, mo and jack? >> somebody stole my mo. but i also have the maytag r repairman. >> how did you get that? >> i know him. he's a friends of mine.
>> and then you have one of yourself. >> my collection, this was a gift actually. the first time i ever hosted "nightly news" about two years ago. yosef gave me darrell from "walking dead" to give me some confidence and it's never been out of the box and never coming out of the box. >> before anybody says anything, let me just ask you -- >> you're trying to ignore -- >> who do you think this is? >> bill clinton. it looks like bill clinton without a guess. >> mary matalin maybe? this is tamron. tamron hall. >> you're cringing. >> that's the least of the problems. >> that's me. well, the ear rings are right. this is how kind the folks were who made this. >> you look like natalie with a tan. >> they gave me -- look. >> it doesn't look anything like you. >> wait a minute. >> your face shape is totally
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prompter. who do you think? >> i'm going to say drake. >> nope. i know it so i can't say. >> i don't know it. >> i thought it was beyonce. ryan reynolds. >> oh! >> is that why his photo is bigger than everyone else's on that cover? >> it's like a where's waldo on the cover. >> it had a lot to do with "deadpool." >> life changing seeing "deadpool" and the movie "sausage party." >> "deadpool" is the second highest grossing r movie. i shouldn't talk. >> it's kind of like watching tamron going back and forth. huh, huh, what? >> i can't get the words out. >> second highest grossing movie of all time. >> what's number one? >> "passion of the christ."
>> i didn't see that one coming. >> he's got an amazing wife, two beautiful daughters. blake lively is his wife. they were hanging out with taylor swift back when she was dating that guy. i mean they're in the loop. >> that guy. back when she was dating that guy. >> i'm going to stay in my pop culture lane. that mauveovie, i love it. >> do you guys make christmas cards? >> i do sometimes. i want to do one this year. >> i'm a little lazy with christmas cards. >> really? you've got such a tool there. >> i don't have the energy to do it. >> come on, dylan. how many more weeks? >> like a week. >> your husband, the photographer, you've got a bump that's there for like -- >> i feel like we could have done -- >> if you have your belly exposed and you put a santa beard on him and a hat. >> just a bowl full of jelly.
>> i was thinking a nativity scene but leave the manger because you haven't had the baby. >> i don't think i'm giving birth to jesus. >> it was a joke. it was a joke. so according to "the wall street journal" the standard pose christmas cards is replaced by the silly candid christmas cards. >> what do you mean by this? >> it's kind of like selfies or candid moments. for example, we've got this kid rolling his eyes at his sister. >> was that intentional? because that looks like -- >> it was probably supposed to be. >> how about the family on the beach. everything pretty good, right until the frisbee comes in. >> did it hit dad? >> yeah. >> a grand dad upset when the christmas tree falls over. >> does he have on pants? >> this was back in 2000 so this is adam miller's grandfather
hearing a crash. >> adam miller is one of our producers. >> he heard a crash. >> adam is who knocked it over. >> who's looking at the tree? he's got no pants on. >> that's why everybody loves coming to see grandpa at christmas. >> i think the best part is it says happy hannukah. >> that's why the tree fell. there was no use for it. >> it's not a christmas tree, it's a hannukah bush. >> it can't hold all the ornaments. >> so we're going to take our christmas card picture. >> is this our official one? oh, man, i wasn't ready for this. we're going to go to weather after this. >> i'll grab the baby, come on. so we want to go camera this way. and i'll do like this. >> hold on. >> i've got to take it. i'm going to grab the baby with one hand. one-handed delivery.
>> this is working out well. weight, one more. >> god, that's wrong. all kinds of wrong. >> let's do it -- i'll jump. oh, that's so offensive. you have to say -- you go 1, 2, 3, and i'll jump. >> 1, 2, 3. >> what happened? >> you're a little blurry. >> that's okay. story of my life. >> why don't you tweet us your funniest holiday cards that you like with the #todaystake. >> sorry i exploited you for our humor. >> let's check your weather. we'll show you what was going on. >> it was dylan's idea to do the birth thing, by the way. >> we've got some snow in new england, snow making its way through the midsection of the country. another big storm coming onshore, but the colder air is going to be coming in. look at these temperatures up
through the plains. teens, 20s and single digits. we're looking at temperatures in the 70s and 80s down in southern florida. you can see lake-effect snow coming across the western great lakes. look for more rain and snow moving into the pacific good morning, our next storm system is approaching and we have chilly temperatures in place. it's 44 degrees in san jose, 46 in san francisco. and oakland and only 41 degrees now in napa. here's the rain, it is starting to move into the north bay. and also moving closer to the santa cruz area. this cluster of showers will be moving in as we go into the next couple of hours. some light rain starting out early afternoon. >> that's amazing. the birthing of dylan's baby, this picture is my christmas card for life. >> and that's your latest
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so just a few more weeks until we ring in 2017, so it's time to look back at the year that was in viral videos. kevin is youtube's head of culture and trends and been around through some of the top trending videos of 2016. good to see you. >> good to see you as well. >> this, i remember seeing this first video and i busted a gut watching this thing. it is the perfect sibling prank. i wish i had been able to pull this off. >> this is one of those classic viral videos. this is brothers convincing sister of zombie apocalypse. two brothers convince their little sister who has just gone through sejts surdental surgery. >> fun fety or caulk chat cake?
do you want funfetti or chocolate? no, no, this is important. this is what we're living off of. which un with, funfetti or chocolate? >> they got the cat involved. >> that's right, that's right. this one has been watched over 20 million times. >> this one, dream travel accommodations. think everybody is their dream travel accommodations. >> this is the $21,000 first class airplane seat. he's got a huge following, had a big year on youtube. he shares his personal experiences from his life. he got upgraded to first class on a transatlantic flight. showing all the fun things that happened when that happened. over 4 million people subscribed to his channel just this year alone. >> very good. tamron has some more. >> it was all about the challenge video. >> huge years, mannequin challenge, the running man challenge, the water bottle flip. this is the water bottle flip from dude perfect.
and they are the trick shot masters of youtube. >> look at them. so they're the masters of trick shots. >> they have been doing this since 2009. 14 million people subscribe to their channel and they had the most epic of all the water bottle videos we saw this year. >> did you see mine? >> i heard. >> you heard but didn't see it? >> no, i saw it. >> i made it. >> that's a big part is the aftermath. somebody we love around here, grace, her video, tell me why it went to the point of being viral. let's play it. ♪ i now know my name ♪ i don't play the rules >> where was this? >> so this was from "america's got talent." we've had "britain's got talent" in the past. they have had a huge year on youtube. hundreds of millions of views. grace has built this huge following, hundreds of thousands of subscribers on her own
youtube channel. >> i'll send you over to dylan. >> top trending video of 2016. >> let's take a look. ♪ hello ♪ kuk hear me ♪ i'm in california dreamin' of who we used to be ♪ ♪ it's no secret that the both of us ♪ ♪ are running out of time >> i mean we're all obsessed with that song. how many views did this get? >> over 135 million views. car pool karaoke has been such a huge thing this year. james corden had a huge year on youtube. over a billion views this year. >> and it was a huge year for late night shows in general. >> the amount of time people spent watching late night clips was nearly double over last year. >> i'm sure we'll keep watching. kevin, thank you so much.
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don'ti'm ... ==topvo== fire crews have now officially concluded their search for good wednesday morning, 9:26. i'm sam brock. fire crews have officially finished their search for remains in the deadly oakland warehouse fire. 36 people died in that fire on friday night. all but one of the victims has been identified. though not all their names have been released. oakland city leaders have declared a state of emergency. they did that yesterday in the hopes of receiving more money to help with the recovery efforts. investigators are still trying to figure out what exactly started that fire. but atf investigators right now are focussing their investigation on a refrigerator that was located on the bottom floor of the warehouse directly below the dance floor. >> now, in this time of deep division we have to find areas to work together. >> and that was barbara boxer
outgoing california senator, about an hour ago delivering her final speech on the senate floor. today's the day for out going senators to give their final addresses. boxer spoke for about 20 minutes. she reflected back on her decades of public service, including 24 years as a state senator. she announced last year she would not be seeking reelection. she's going to be succeeded by california attorney general. we'll have a look at your weather and traffic as the rain is approaching right after this.
some of the rain is moving into santa rosa, to put lietaluma. what's the roads looking like, mike? >> the south bay recovering well after earlier crashes. i want to take you to the san mateo hills. it's eastbound 92 at alameda, you see that on the map. there's a bunch of dirt on the roadway. the clean up efforts have lanes blocked. this will be a while. on 101, a slow drive through paolo alto. this is moving better. back to you. >> thank you very much for getting us up to date we'll see you in 30 minutes.
we are back now with the ultimate gift guide for all the women in your life from unique experiences to personalized presents and gifts to help them relax. we've got some ideas they will love and we kick things off with the trends expert at etsy. it's so nice to have you here. our producers have picked out some amazing, unique items from etsy so i'll let you walk us through them starting with a unique way to personalize jewelry. >> there are so many ways that you can personalize. i'd love to start with this designer here. this is emily jane designs. what she can do is transfer your handwriting, your children's artwork or even a fingerprint onto the jewelry. >> tlahat's as personalized as
gets. >> exactly, exactly. i'd love to take attention to shop rebecca tolifson. ear way is with an initial, a bitter stone or special date. rebecca made one especially for you here, dylan, here in the middle that has the december birthstone for your baby boy coming. >> oh, my gosh, that's so sweet. and receiving it, it's a wonderful gift to give to people because it is so personalized. >> the lockets, the birthstones, the dates, all $44. >> we need something to put the jewelry in. >> this is sugar and chic shop. i think this is a really great option for your girl squad because you're able to get the exact same present for all of your bffs but customizing it with their names. >> that's perfect for wedding gifts and whatnot too. >> exactly. >> explain this one to me. >> this is jordan grace owens. i think al would probably recognize this beautiful portrait of his family here.
jordan is an illustrator. so she is customizing from start to finish. what outfit would you like to have, what your hair color is. if you don't want a portrait, then she can do these customized magnet faces. >> real quick, i love these wood personalized pictures. >> yes. this is by wood life prints. you send them the picture, customized messaging and they do it on a beautiful slab of wood. >> looks so awesome. dana, thank you so much. tamron, up to you. >> thank you, dylan. instead of material presents, why not give someone an unforgettable experience, a lifestyle expert is with us, yvette rios and she has a fantastic list. this is awesome. >> yes. >> go ahead. >> the first one right here is cooking classes. >> i love this. one of the best gifts i've ever received in my life was a cooking class. >> everybody wants to feel a little more comfortable in the kitchen and you always want new
recipes, so there are cooking classes in 80 locations all around the country. they start at $59. what's great is it's like going to a show and getting dinner at the same time. >> and they also do great knife lessons. next up on your list. >> so everybody wants a little clarity in their lives, so why not get the women in your life a psychic reading or some tarot card reading, even an astrologer. a company called cloud nine living has astrology for all around the country. you can get your chart read and get a little clarity in your life. >> this is $95. >> $95. and figure out what's going on. >> i am that type. >> i am too. >> this is crazy. >> okay. so a lot of women want to be adventurers. check this out. >> they get a helmet? >> a helmet and goggles. no, there are classes for three hours. you can learn to be a stunt woman, jump out of a building, like have all sorts of crazy experiences like that.
also for those who want to go skydiving that don't want to spend a lot of money, for $80, two people can go indoor skydiving. a company called i fly. >> the last one? >> i know you're a fashionista girl and this company will allow you to custom make a handbag. you can use all the materials. you can use the colors. >> nice. >> then if you order it, you get this fabulous gift card and they can watch the bag being made. >> that's fantastic. let's send it to al. >> thanks so much. everybody repeat after us now. ahmmmm. today lilliana, what do you have here? >> these are meditation pillows for the stylist meditation maven. you can do them vertically or horizontally. they cushion your bottom so we can meditate in peace which we all need after holidays. now let's talk about cozy pajamas. these are under $50. they have a breathable fabric, you are not going to want to
take these off. >> and once you put your jammies on, you want to put your head on a pillow. >> you do, but you want to make sure that you're rejuvenating. these are silk pillow cases. they prevent wrinkles, anti-aging and help you not have bedhead and you can have them monogrammed and personalized. >> mini staycation in a box. >> this is from simone leblanc. it comes with a face mask, body candle to bring a little tranquility into the home and sun tea eye bags. these are made with japanese green tea. they help depuff and destress the eyes. only $8. great little stocking stuffer. >> and then a bath salt shot. >> so this is a shot without the hangover the next day. you drop this in your bathtub and then look, it starts to suds. these are made with essential oils and have really fun names. my favorite shot in college was a kamikaze shot. >> kind of like a fun mr. bubble. >> it is. it's an adult mr. bubble. >> lilliana, thank you so much.
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no. >> because you think what? >> because you're just not sure if, you know, they're for real or not. i mean i believe that there are some authentically gifted people, very intuitive and otherwise, and then i believe there are some scam artists. >> in the show you've got psychics and con artists and it's a very, very thin line between the two of them. >> very much so, yes. >> why do you think we're so fascinated by that? >> i mean, you know, i think people have such strong opinions about psychics and, you know, healing and all that stuff. some people are such big believers and some aren't. i think there's a real fear behind it too. i think the nonbelievers are like, no, that freaks me out. i have zero interest. and then i think there are people that naturally gravitate to, you know, believing that there's something more than we can see. which i definitely believe. >> have you ever had a reading or anything? >> i have. >> did you believe any of it?
>> i did. i did. you know what i love is a good astrology reading, just because that's based in science too. i mean that's old, old, old science. there's something comforting about that. >> were you surprised that this is a world that really hasn't been delved into before? >> 100%. it was part of the intrigue of when i first read the pilot. you know, all the characters are so left of center and fascinating, but this whole world, i was shocked it hadn't been exploited really. especially i'm sure it's the same in new york, but in l.a. at every corner you see these psychic shops and you're like how are these people in business? >> and of course we also know you as sloan in "entourage." do you think, is there going to be a sequel to the film, do you think? >> oh, i wish. i don't think so. >> oh. >> i know, it's sad. i miss my boys so much. if ever there was the
opportunity to do a sequel film, i would jump at the opportunity. yeah. >> by the way, a little psychic told me that today's your birthday. >> today, right? >> saturday is your birthday. >> but we have a gift for you. >> look what we have for you. >> oh, my gosh. you guys! >> happy birthday. >> we're going to wheel this over there. >> you guys! look at that! >> happy birthday. >> oh, thank you so much. >> we hope you like chocolate. >> i love chocolate. >> al worked on this flower all night for you. he put his heart and soul in that thing. >> guys, i am so speechless right now. thank you. yes, it's on saturday. >> what are you doing for your birthday? >> i'm having a dance party. hip-hop, '90s, r & b. >> proper dance party. >>
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walmart. find gifts, groceries and more this season. >> all right. this morning we've cooked up a $20 challenge sponsored by walmart and now it's all about to go down. justin host of food & wine's mad genius tips, all hahn dra is a "today" show taste maker. >> they selected fresh ingredients to create a family dinner for $20 or less. dylan and i get a chance to taste what they came up with, with our favorite. i think we're going to like them both. guys, good to see you, good morning. we're going to start off with justin here. so justin, what's your dish? >> with my $20 i started with some brussel sprouts, some pears and apples. i julienned them and popped them in here. >> is this like a slaw? >> exactly, because i'm going to make crunchy chicken. it's a classic slaw with unusual ingredients. so i have some mayonnaise here,
stir in some vinegar, some celery seed. these are pantry staples. >> why celery seed? >> i like that classic slaw flavor. that gives it to it. add it in here, give it a nice toss. these are really fresh ingredients. we have the pear, the brussel sprouts with the mayonnaise dressing and that's going to be so perfect with this chicken schnitzel that we're making. so i just mixed with egg with cayenne pepper here. >> a little spice. >> yes. we're going to mix it and this is going to be so good with the fresh salad here. >> is that panko? >> this is panko but you can also use crushed pretzels or whatever you have in your pantry. pretzels or plain bread crumbs if you like. >> because these are boneless chick een breasts, these will ck up quickly. >> yes. and this is under $20. obviously that's the challenge. >> who doesn't like a quick
schnitzel. >> so to fast taco. let's talk tacos over here. >> i went full vegetarian with this. if you do seasonal veggies, it's a great way to save money. >> so dress up the root vegables. >> i'm using some smoky spices. i've got paprika, cumin and chili powder. now, with the delicious roasted veggies, toss them in the spices. >> in olive oil. >> in olive oil, put them in the oven, 25, 30 minutes. roasted, caramelized, so sweet, delicious. then we're making a creamy cool sauce. >> using goat cheese. >> yes. you can also use cream cheese. this was part of my challenge here. i'm adding lime zest and lime juice. so you're saving money, you want to get as much flavor as possible out of your ingredients. a little dried cumin. mix that all up. then we've got our tortillas.
so corn tortillas. they're so great for making quick meals. >> heat them up. >> and then we can build our tacos. so spread a little sauce on there. >> we already have some made. i'll grab this one. >> i've already tasted. >> i'm going to steal one of your tacos. >> drum roll. >> i took a bite out of that one. >> and, the winner is both! yes! fantastic! >> oh, my goodness. >> that's amazing. you can see their full recipes at today.com and they'll be wearing silly hats. we're back in a moment, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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10:30 in the morning, still rain passing by. once again there will be breaks in between with gusty winds. up to one to two inches of rainfall possible. let's head over to mike for a look at this morning's commute. >> we see traffic easing up around the bay. we have a continuing problem on the peninsula side. eastbound 92. now much less snowing thanlowin hour ago. it's going to be going on for hours. you know what? we have a reroute, it's going to be the same for the drivers there, line 250, 295. they're going off of 20th in the area. east 92. >> thank you, mike. happening now, firefighters have officially concluded their search for remains in the deadly oakland warehouse fire. we're talking with crews there and will have a live report in our midday newscast. you can go to our home page for
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