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main break. >> we'll be back with a live local news update. >> have a great day. we'll see you soon. >> great weekend. see you monday. ♪ ♪ good morning. mounting misery. snow and ice triggering deadly accidents across the country and al says if you think it's cold now, just wait. honoring an icon. >> god speed, john glenn. >> tributes pour in for john glen the first american to orbit the earth. a space pioneer, patriot and politician. >> john glenn is one of the finest guys i knew. >> this morning we'll remember a true american hero. pushing back, president-elect donald trump defends picking a number of wealthy people to serve in his cabinet. >> why they can't have people of modest means? because i want people that made a fortune. >> as his camp discloses mr.
trump will remain executive producer of "celebrity apprentice" even after he takes the oath of office. big news. charles max feldman has arrived and savannah and mike are beaming with pride over their big new baby boy, today, friday, december 9, 2016. fo from nbc news this is "today "qwe " with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. from studio 1a in rockefeller mraz. welcome to "today," a round of applause for charles maxwell. >> so exciting! >> arrived yesterday morning 8:59 just before we went on the first two hours, and 9 pounds. >> savannah called him a bruiser. >> mom and dad are doing great. >> she looks amazing.
>> savannah looks amazing. >> and she's up right now texting and watching. >> we have to say good morning to her. >> it's his first appearance on tv. >> she didn't name him after our dog. >> that's right. charles, charlie is after her dad and max is after mike's grandfather. >> so you were there yesterday. >> i did. i went over yesterday, and i was called in to bring wine. so we may have had a little toast. so cute. i tell you, the minute i walked in the room charlie pooped and peed so we know everything is in working order. >> he has the cutest hair and locking eyes with you. >> and i know savannah is watching. >> 9 pounds 8 ounces feel like? >> by the way, protocol now falls into place, it's okay for you to have your baby. >> finally! >> anyway, congratulations
savannah, mike and charlie. another story we're dealing with is the weather ask you should handle that. >> let's talk about the cold first. right now a lot of folks dealing with this first big blast of cold air and this arctic blast anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees below average. it feels like 18 in chicago and all of the way to atlanta it feels like 35 degrees and as we move on into tomorrow morning, the windchills, single digits to the teens make your way into saturday evening and on into sunday and the windchills are brutal, but this is just the beginning and right up around siberia and the temperatures this morning in the minus 20s to minus 50s and that will come across the arctic ocean due to a high pressure system and low pressure over canada, funneling that brutal cold air in. by wednesday, chicago 8, and 38 in nashville and 29 in new york city. the good news is it's not going
to hang around a long time, but it will feel awfully rough and for our friends around the great lakes, there is a lot of lake-effect snow and the localized bands dumping tons of snow. right now in upstate new york, we have kristen dahlgren in pulaski, new york. these folks are dealing with that. >> reporter: right. good morning, al. overnight we saw a few more inches here. some places have more than a foot and it is bitterly cold causing a lot of problems for a lot of people. from coast to coast, a wintry mess, icy cold temperatures and lots of snow making driving dangerous. >> in erie county, pennsylvania, more than a dozen cars piling up along interstate 90. at least ten people were taken to the hospital. while in michigan, a massive crash turning deadly. >> 30 vehicles. it's a complete white out. >> reporter: three killed when almost 40 cars slammed into each other in white-out conditions.
>> i was lucky enough that i could see the taillights in front of the semi. you just couldn't see. it was kingicking up that bad. >> reporter: marchiblanketing u new york, the arctic air sending temperatures plummeting. out west, the next system coming ashore bringing snow and ice to places like seattle and portland. only the heartiest heading out. >> i prefer to run outside. so i still do it. >> reporter: even in chicago where they are used to the chill. >> today is a shock because it has been pretty mild. >> reporter: they are bundling up and getting ready for what could be an even colder blast to come. >> you know it's frigid. it's like alaska. >> reporter: so, really, it may get worse out here and some 200 million people going to be affected, guys, over the next few days. >> kristen, thank you very much. now to the tributes that are
pouring in for a true american icon and hero, john glenn who died at the age of 95. as an astronaut he made history and inspired the nation. as a u.s. senator, he was one of the most respected people on capitol hill and his life is being celebrated this morning. nbc's tom costelo is at the national air and space museum. tom, good morning to you. >> good morning and this is friendship 7. this crude spacecraft that in 1962 john glenn piloted around the earth. it took tremendous courage. this was the soviet union space race, they were winning and the united states was determined to catch up. so this unassuming fighter pilot from ohio came back an american hero. across the country this morning tributes to an american original. from president obama, with john's passing our nation has lost an icon and michelle and i have lost a friend. from president-elect trump, he was a hero and inspired generations of future explorers.
apollo 13 star tom hanks tweeting, god speed, john glenn. from veteran nbc news correspondent jay barberi, a good friend. >> may the good lord ride all the way, and he did. we will miss him. >> reporter: it is no exaggeration to say john glenn was a giant in american history. >> three, two, one, zero. >> god speed, john glenn. >> best known for this moment. >> roger zero, jay, and i feel fine. oh, that view is tremendous. >> reporter: when in 1962 he became the first american to orbit the earth three times in a primitive spacecraft called friendship 7. he returned to such a hero's welcome, president kennedy decided he was too valuable to risk on another space mission, he was grounded, becoming nasa's biggest cheerleader. born in 1921, john glenn's roots were firmly planted in ohio.
he married his childhood sweetheart annie and he flew combat missions in world war ii and korea and flew supersonic speed as a test pilot and became one of the mercury 7 astronauts. >> i think there is a power greater than i am that will certainly see that i am taken care of if i do my part of the bargain. >> reporter: a close friend of the kennedy's, he was with bobby kennedy when he was gunned down in california. it was glenn who had to break the news to the kennedy children. in 1974 he was elected to the first four terms in the u.s. senate. then in 1998 he suited up again for a space shuttle mission. at the age of 77, the oldest astronaut to fly. >> i want to try to contribute more to learning about the whys of aging. hopefully we can lessen the frailties of old age that plague so many people. >> john glenn was, no question about it, out of par with any
other explorer that we've had in history, lewis and clark. >> his lifetime of achievement and service honored with the congressional gold medal and the presidential medal of freedom and in the senate on thursday, tributes. >> he always looked out for the little guy, and that was in his personal life and in his professional life as a senator, and it's what i particularly admire about him. >> reporter: an american through and through, and a life dedicated to family and country. john glenn is survived by his wife annie, two children and two grandchildren. i met and interviewed him several times over the years. he was always incredibly kind and patient especially for such an american icon, and we share the same barber here in washington, matt. he didn't have a lot of hair, but he was always there and his photo hangs very proudly in that barbershop. back to you. >> i would imagine. tom brokaw covered john glenn's historic return to space and interviewed him many times over the years and knew him well. good morning to you.
>> good morning. >> i think there sea a whole group of people in this country beneath a certain age who cannot even understand the guts and the courage it took to get in that capsule in 1962 and get on top of that rocket. >> i remember i was a senior in college and i looked for any excuse to skip class, and that day i remember when he lifted off, and it was a defining moment in american life. if norman rockwell were to draw the quintessential american hero it would be john glenn. throughout his life all of the famous friends he had his personality was just like this. it was never about him. he was so modest. i was with him two years ago when we rededicated john glenn college of public affairs in ohio state. what people didn't know and he told me when i got there he had macular degeneration. it was very hard for him. he'd been 20/20 until his 80s. >> the narrowing down the field for the mercury 7. he didn't love the movie, and didn't love the way he was
depicted in it and said by the way, the process was dramatic enough without hollywood intervening. >> he really liked tom wolf's book, and by the way, tom wolf was a friend of mine and we were at dinner about three years before the book, and i said what are you working on? i said to my wife, what else could be written and that is the defining book about it. >> back when he went back into space at the age of 77 we were all down there covering that. try to capture the emotion of that launch. >> it is very hard to describe, among other things i called ted williams who had been his wingman in korea and said would you come up and be our guest and he was in a wheelchair and he talked at one decibel which was way off the top. he said i'll be there. he couldn't wait to be there and ted didn't have a lot of heroes. john glenn was his hero. he said that was the best fighter pilot i've ever seen.
>> he succeeded at just about everything he did in life and he did not succeed on winning the press doneesy when he ran. what was his impact on politics? >> i think he did not win because he didn't play the larger role. steady as she goes, pilot in the cockpit and not going to do anything dramatic and he came from central ohio, and it was not a natural instinct for him to go out and blow himself up. i said to somebody, john glenn wouldn't do bombasts on twitter and he wouldn't have a multimillion dollar foundation and he was comfortable being the smalltown boy, and we have to mention annie. they had side by side cribs and they were married for 74 years. >> we'll hear part of an interview we did with john and annie later in the show. thanks. >> a pleasure. president-elect donald trump has a busy day ahead after taking his thank you tour to iowa last night. we're also hearing from hillary clinton who returned to capitol
hill for the first time since the election. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is at trump tower with more on what they had to say there. peter, good morning. >> tamron, good morning to you. it's how millions of americans got to know donald trump, of course, as the star and host of "celebrity apprentice." this morning we've learned that even after he enters the white house he will maintain his executive producer credit for the show. it comes after trump defended the wealth of some of his cabinet picks suggesting that they all made a fortune, but now they're negotiating with you and comparing them to a lineup of great baseball players. >> thank you to the great, great people of iowa. >> reporter: president-elect trump's latest victory lap reveling in iowa and calling out china as he introduced gary bramstad as his new ambassador to china. >> they haven't played by the rules and i know they're going to start. they're going to start.
>> reporter: even as trump prepares to become president, the former reality tv star will keep another title. executive producer of nbc's "celebrity apprentice." a t news, mr. trump has a big stake in the show and mark burnett. this season featuring arnold schwarzenegger and not trump but produced by mgm. still unclear what trump will be paid. andy puzder ceo of hardee's and carl's jr. >> when you raise the cost of hiring low-skilled and young workers, you're really priced them out of their jobs. >> reporter: democrats now taking aim. >> you couldn't find someone more anti-labor for labor secretary and that's a bad sign for the workers of america. >> reporter: chuck jones who challenged trump for exaggerating the number of jobs
saved at carrier remains unphased. >> have had all kinds of threats and stuff over the years. so, i guess, i got a little more thick skin. i give the guy credit. he got a little bit of spunk to him. >> reporter: as for trump's former rival hillary clinton she returned to washington thursday paying tribute to harry reid and poking fun at herself. >> this is not exactly the speech at the capital i hoped to be giving after the election. but after a few weeks of taking selfies in the woods, i thought it would be a good idea to come out. >> reporter: clinton also offering a warning about what she called the epidemic of fake news spread on social media. just days after that scare at a d.c. pizza restaurant prompted by a conspiracy theory. >> it's now clear that so-called fake news could have real-world consequences. this isn't about politics or
partisanship. lives are at risk. as for that celebrity apresentence news, nbc entertainment has declined to comment. also today back here at trump tower, donald trump has more meetings scheduled including with the democratic west virginia senator joe manchin another possible cabinet pick before trump heads off to louisiana for a state get out the vote valley and another stop on that thank you tour in grand rapids, michigan, tonight. >> peter alexander, thank you. turn now to that high-profile trial of the south carolina man accused of killing nine people at a historic african-american church. on thursday, jurors were shown chilling videos of dylann roof at the scene on the day of the shooting. nbc gabe gutierrez has that story. >> reporter: this morning, day three of testimony in dylann roof's federal trial after jurors watched this never before seen security video that shows the moment roof entered and exited a charleston, south carolina, church on june 17th of
last year. allegedly killing nine parishioners following a bible study class. recorded by a motion activated camera, entering the church at 8:17 p.m. and leaving less than an hour later holding the weapon prosecutors say was used in the killings. he then got into a car and drove away. the same car roof was driving when police arrested him during a traffic stop the next day. more than 20 surveillance videos, including clips of the victims arriving at the church, as well as graphic photos of the crime scene were part of the exhibit shown to the jury. jurors also saw the snapchat video taken from inside the church before t shooting that prosecutors say places roof inside the building. all evidence federal prosecutors are using to build their case against a self-avowed white supremacist. the 22-year-old roof charged with 22 counts is facing the death penalty. if he's convicted and executed it would be the first involving hate crimes.
for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news. breaking news this morning on a massive olympic doping scandal. a report reports more than 1,000 russian athletes from summer and winter sports were involved in an organized conspiracy. the report found evidence of tampering including 12 russian medalists in the 2014 sochi games and that includes athletes who won four gold medals. no names were given. the report also says the russian olympic team corrupted the london games on an unprecedented scale. >> not good news. let's turn back to mr. roker for a check of the weather. >> let's see what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> what's wrong? santa? oh, santa. >> anyway, we're looking at sunshine in the mid atlantic states and gulf coast, a lot of millennials going mr. who? we're looking at the storm coming onshore and the pacific
northwest that will affect much of the country in the northern tier and we'll look at that in the next half hour and first, we'll get to your local weather in the next 30 seconds. good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. still a lot of clouds over the bay area. mist and drizzle especially in the north bay. we will have times of light rain all through out the day. it does feel warmer. we're at 58 degrees in san jose, 53 in livermore and concord at 48 degrees. low 60s for san francisco and low 50s for the north bay.
into this afternoon expect a high of 63 degrees in the peninsula and the south bay. tri-valley up to 62 degrees. low 60s also pour the north bay. >>age that's your latest weather. just ahead, john glenn in his own words. what the american icon had to say to us here on "today" about his triumphant return to space at the age of 77 and where his adventurous spirit came from. president-elect trump using twitter to call out big business. the impact his words could have on your investment. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪
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there's always bad traffic anyway. you add this to it, this is basically what you'll be dealing with. the folks in the area do have water right now. now for the latest on the roads, we'll send it to mike. >> avoid the area around moscone center all morning. 4th and howard, mission, fulsome, all affected as well. that's for san francisco city streets. drizzle around the bay complicating things. a crash west 580 just cleared west of san quentin. slowing for 880 south. at the bottom of the screen, a crash -- >> a view from the north bay heading to san francisco. a lot of mist and drizzle. light rain will be possible as we go throughout the day. we keep the mostly cloudy skies, warmer temperatures, too. 58 in san jose and oakland, 60 in san francisco and highs today in the lower 60s.
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we're back at 7:30 on a friday morning, the 9th of december, 2016. it is cold out there. those santa hats are on for a reason. but we're about to heat things up for you, looking forward to a concert by grammy winner pharrell williams. overnight u.s. defense secretary ash carter made an unannounced visit to afghanistan meeting with the country's president and is consulting with military commanders. it is expected to be secretary carter's last visit to afghanistan as head of the pentagon. sad story to report. a second police officer has died after being shot by a suspect near a college campus in
georgia. jody smith was a public safety officer at georgia southwestern state university. he was childhood friends and went to the police academy with officer nicholas smar who was also shot and killed in that incident. their shootings sparked a massive manhunt for the gunman. officials say that gunman apparently took his own life when authorities arrived at a home where he was hiding. the life and accomplishments of john glenn are be celebrating this morning. glenn died thursday at the age of 95. he became an american hero in 1962 when he became the first american to orbit the earth. he would go on to serve 24 years on capitol hill as a u.s. senator. another remarkable moment in glenn's life came in 1998 when he became the oldest man to go into space. i sat down with him and his wife, annie, shortly before that mission. >> let me just start with as simple a question as i probably have ever asked anybody -- why?
>> well, i've never felt that people should just look at the calendar and decide what they do in a particular stage of life. if you're interested in something and feel like it, and have good health to do it, why not do it? >> godspeed, john glenn. >> two, one, zero. >> reporter: 36 years after his history making leap into space, john glenn at age 77 was suiting up again. the mission this time to test the effects of spaceflight on an ageing body. >> some of the research we may be triggering off here may cut back a lot of the frailty of old age. you shouldn't be a couch potato and do what you feel like doing. if that's a benefit, well, so be it. >> reporter: but before lift-off his aging body had to go through eight months of grueling physical and mental training. >> that's enough for one day. >> how strenuous? how difficult? how much compared to what you went through back in the 1960s? >> the strenuous nature of it hasn't changed that much. that's much the same.
one thing nasa's always done, they say as long as you can pass your physicals, you're all ready to go. i'm told by the doctors anyway. i've had the moat complete physical checks of any astronaut that's ever gone up. >> reporter: it took the space veteran four years of tough lobbying to get nasa to let him go. but that it was an uphill battle compared to convincing annie. when they married he promised her a lifetime of excitement. by going into space again? >> i would say aen nnie was rat cool to this whole idea. >> your husband's 77. >> i'm older than he is. he asked me if i would like to, i said no way. >> would you admit he is kind of a hero? is. >> to me he is. he always has been. >> where did you get thisous sp? >> i don't know. i guess i've always been rather
curious about things. i don't think i'm that odd or different from a lot of americans. >> i wouldn't do what you do. >> i wouldn't do what you do either. >> john glenn. we will miss him. our condolences go out to his wife, aen nnie, and their famil. what an opportunity to sit down across from that man. >> i love seeing the back story, the relationship like a husband and wife and what it took for her to be there for him. >> watching that lift-off, i was down there. boy, was that amazing. >> we all held our collective breathing with no question. got a storm right now that's going to be hitting the pacific northwest that's going to affect the american tier states from coast to coast before this is all over. right now we've got showers and we've got some snow showers making their way into the pacific northwest. this system will make its way across from seattle to portland. it starts to snow, changes over to rain. tomorrow it spreads into the midwest, minneapolis, lacrosse,
green bay, chicago into sunday, cleveland, syracuse, and eventually new york city, some light snow late in the day in new york. look at these snowfall amounts anywhere from 6 to 12 to a foot and a half of snow in the pacific northwest. we're also looking at in hi where from three to six inches of is no he but heavier amounts into par good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of clouds and foggy conditions around the bay area but no heavy rain. expect the mist and drizzle to continue with milder temperatures now in the mid to upper 50s for most of the bay area. highs today reaching low 60s, up to 63 in the peninsula and 62 in the tri-valley. we have low visibility in spots like the north bay, but that will be clearing out and cloudy skies with showers moving in late tonight. rain gets heavier by tomorrow morning. >> that's your latest weather. don't worry about the weather because you're going to be settled in because sunday night it's "football night in
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>> good morning. imagine a tweet. a single tweet losing you money. 140 characters could cost you $140, maybe $1,400. maybe more. that's how powerful the president's voice is. it can move markets. whether you know it or not, that off-handed tweet from donald trump blasting the ceo, hitting up this industry, it could send your 401(k) up or down. maybe it already has. >> reporter: with the election of donald trump, corporate america is now in uncharted territory. using twitter as a bully pulpit, the president-elect seems to be taking on major industries 140 characters at a time. aiming his praise, or criticism, at specific companies with real world consequences. from negotiating with carrier and ford to keep jobs in the u.s. with be to firing off this tweet, slamming boeing over the cost of a new air force one model. claiming they're too expensive. bluntly exclaiming, cancel order. before the market opened
boeing's stock dropped $121 $2 share losing more than $1 billion of its market value. >> i think the planes are too expensive. spoke to a terrific guy yesterday, head of boeing. we're gag to work it out. >> reporter: though the stock did rebound, trump's intervention in business has some ceos nervous. >> everybody ha is to understand it is not status quo anymore. >> reporter: he is ceo of landry's, one of the country's largest restaurant corporations. >> you have a business guy who is going to be president of the united states. we have never had anybody like this. he's not going to let corporate america rip off america anymore. >> reporter: still, the president-elect's strategy could anger some members of his own party who have long argued to keep the government out of the free market. >> it does not sit well with ideological conservatives who think that presidents and governments shouldn't be picking
winners and losers. but for american workers who have been displaced who have seen their jobs go overseas, this is refreshing. >> reporter: but trump's comments may have the power to negatively impact your 401(k). in an interview with "time" magazine, the president in an interview with "time" magazine he said i'm going to bring down drug price pes. while that sounds good, it sent biotech stocks into a nosedive. despite comments like these, experts say we shouldn't panic. >> the average investor can't chase tweets, and it can't chase daily market performance. if you are a long-term investor, stay that way. >> in business, donald trump has never been afraid to speak his mind. now in his new role as president, his words will have an impact on all americans, whether he intends them to or not. >> there are traders out there now actually building computer programs that wait for trump tweets and then they make a trade within seconds to beat everybody else to the punch.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, honoring an american hero. >> godspeed, john glenn. >> as tributes pour in this the wake of john glenn's passing. we'll look back at the remarkable life and times of a true pioneer. plus, spying toys. are your children's toys recording what's being said in your home. >> i promise not to tell anyone. it is just between you and me. >> controversy grows over some smart toys. the push to remove them from store shelves and what you into ed to know this holiday season. and the stars are out. >> tonight is going to have way more muscles, more tattoos, and most importantly, way more pyro. >> hollywood's top leading man, dwayne johnson, swings by studio 1a to talk about his
star-studded tribute to our nation's troops. and pop superstar pharrell williams treats us to a special performance on the plaza "today," friday, december 9th, 2016. >> the snow can't stop us from seeing pharrell! >> we are "happy" from austin, texas! because i'm happy ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like a room without a room ♪ >> celebrating 15 happy years from lakeland, florida. >> celebrating the holidays in new york! >> because we're happy! welcome back to "today" on this friday morning. we got a very happy crowd here. we're happy for a lot of
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reaching for the heavens. a fellow icon of the space age, astronaut buzz aldrin, said he was saddened that we lost another space pioneer and world icon. for more than half his life, john glenn was an american pioneer, making history in 1962 when he orbited the earth in his friendship 7 space capsule. >> i feel fine. >> reporter: lifting the hope of nation trying to much ka catch of a nation. >> he is the oldest survivor of the member of the unique fraternity that have flown in space. >> reporter: glenn entered politics after leaving nasa spending the next 24 years in the senate even running for the presidency. then in 1998, 36 years after his first spaceflight, glenn at 77 years of age got his wish to return to orbit aboard the space shuttle discovery, becoming the oldest person to ever go into space. proving once again he was always up for a challenge.
>> i think too often people set their lives by the calendar. that takes the fun out of life as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: glenn's greatness lasted a lifetime and a true american who set his sights high and was always searching for the next adventure. john glenn survived by his wife of 73 years, his childhood sweetheart, aen nniannie. two children, two grandchildren. there will be a public memorial service. breaking overnight, south korean lawmakers voted to impeach president park. the vote follows a corruption scandal. south korea's prime minister now assumes leadership of that country until a court rules on whether park must permanently step down. state prosecutors have accused the president of colluding with a friend who extorted companies and manipulated state affairs. park denies the claims. now to a wintry mess with snow and bitter cold affecting millions of americans from the
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we're back with a new concern for parents who are busy holiday shopping. >> consumer advocates are claiming two popular toys may be threatening your child's privacy. nbc's jo ling kent is here with that story. >> they are so-called smart toys and they are on the top of holiday wish lists everywhere. two big sellers, an interactive doll, my best friend, kayla, and the iq intelligent robot. now they're being called into question because children share personal moments with these connected toys as they play with them. are toymakers really putting your kids at risk? >> i promise not to tell anyone. it is just between you and me because we are friends. >> reporter: a new complaint filed with the federal trade commission claims talking toys connected to the internet like the popular my friend cayla could be spying on your children. now some consumer watchdogs want them pulled from store shelves because it violates a federal law that protects online privacy
of minors. >> i know that your mom's name is allison. >> the fact that this data collection not only contains really intimate personal conversations but also fails to comply with any of the protections that congress has enacted that we as a society have agreed children need is really concerning. >> >>. >> reporter: this week massachusetts senator ed markey also demanding answers in letters to manufacturers on what kind of information is being collected and how it is used. >> great to see you again. >> reporter: raising more questions about smart toys. my friend cayla and iq intelligent robot both made by parent company genesis toys. >> whatthey have microphones an speakers to answer personal questions from children with software made by another company called nuance. privacy advocates also allege the recordings are saved and could be used to improve other
nuanced products and services which are "sold to military, intelligence and law enforcement agencies." the toys are linked to an app on your smartphone or tabloid. the app asked for parental consent when we first set it up, but according to complaint the bluetooth connection may not be secure. when the dolls are powered on, any device can remotely connect to them and listen to any conversation. >> a predator, a stranger, would be able to recognize these devices as a child's toy and pair with them with no security protections whatsoever. >> reporter: genesis did not respond. nuance released a statement "we validated that we have adhered to our policy with respect to the voice data collected through the toys referred to in the complaint." >> what kind of shoes do spies wear? >> reporter: other smart toys have come under fire, too.
last year customers campaigned against hello barbie alleging personal data could be stolen. mattel said it had built-in security measures for the safest experience for parents and their children. industry insiders warned that while toys like this are innovative and fun, they're being sold without enough vetting and safeguards to protect children. >> people need to treat smart toys like they do tablets and iphones and mobile devices. basically once you hand those things to your child you have to make sure that they understand what's going on, that you fully understand what they can access. >> so here she is. this is my friend cayla. she retails for about $40. she's preprogrammed with a bunch of phrases, some even reference disney world and disney movies by the ftc complaint says is undisclosed product placement. disney is telling nbc news it does not have an agreement with the toy maker and they were actually not even aware that disney products were in cayla's
script. >> is she off? >> we can talk about her now. >> this was an episode of the twilight zone. >> this is west world. >> it is "west world." >> gives you something to think about. >> jo, thank you very much. all right. check of the weather? >> no, not yet. >> let's "trend." air travel. tough, right? it can be really difficult. it might get a little more interesting, guys. you ready for this? according to a new proposal from federal regulators, phone calls on airlines could soon be happening. >> no! >> that's a bad idea. >> the government is considering allowing passengers to talk on their cell phones during a flight. transportation department is likely years away from a final decision but if it goes through it would come with two conditions. first, airlines would have the option of providing the service,
and, two, passengers would be notified ahead of time if their specific flight allowed the calls. >> i was on a plane the other day. i swear there was a guy talking on the phone next to me. in air. >> because if you have like the gogo wi-fi a lot of phones allow wi-fi calling. i've had my phone ring while i was watching the movie. >> did people tell him to be quiet? >> no. i thought he was just crazy. someone talking to themselves. i thought maybe he is on the phone? >> a flight is your time to disconnect. >> there is no good time to break up with someone but most people are dumped on a specific day. that day, you are asking? december 11th. that's this sunday. that's according to researchers who monitor posts on facebook. there are different theories about why december 11th. some say it is because people don't want to bother buying a gift for their partners, while others may be uncomfortable introducing their significant other to their family during the
holidays. don't answer your phone december 11th if you're dating somebody. >> unless you got caller i.d. >> that's cold. >> it makes sense though. >> hard-hearted hanna over here. talk about the rock. nopt t not the one you may be thinking. >> that one? had. >> no. we're talking about the rock that nordstrom's has been selling. have you seen this? it is a simple stone wrapped in leather. costs $85. no one is actually sure what it does or what it is supposed to do but it hasn't stopped people from checking it out and buying it. try to buy one online right now? you'll see that product is no longer available. it is sold out. smaller versions selling for $65. also out of stock. it takes you back. >> to the '70s. the pet rock. >> but that wasn't $85. >> no, it was a lot cheaper.
>> it was like $20 or something like that. >> what is it for? >> no one knows. >> paper weight? >> in the description, "details." this is for comfort on a plane when someone's talking. nothing? dylan, "popstart!"? >> here we go. on a friday let's start with the royals and their glamorous night at one of britain's most anticipated events. the royal family posing for this photo thursday at buckingham palace. the occasion, the annual diplomatic reception. take a closer look at duchess kate and what's on her head. that's not just any tiara. it is princess diana's tiara, the one she received as a wedding gift from the queen. it was so heavy it reportedly gave diana headaches. taylor swift and zane malik dropped a new song overnight on the soundtrack for the "50
shades" sequel. "50 shades darker." ♪ baby baby i feel crazy ♪ i don't want to live forever ♪ >> hasn't grown on me yet but the song just came out. it is already number one on itunes. finally, john cena, actor and superstar wrestler, monday and tuesday nights you can find him in the ring on wwe for usa and his reality show "total bellas" was just renewed on e!. but this weekend john takes center stage on "saturday night live." he is of course a real tough guy but there is one cast member he promises not to mess with. >> ladies and gentlemen, your host -- john cena! >> i'm going to destroy the "saturday night live" cast. except for leslie. i don't want any trouble.
>> smart move. >> he can make an entrance but he does not want any trouble from leslie jones. you can see him in action this weekend on "snl." >> i was looking at dwayne johnson over there checking out john cena. we're going to talk to dwayne in just a second. first, how about a check of the weather? >> two big things are happening. we've got this lake-effect snow making its way through the great lakes. it is dumping a ton of snow. in fact, between now and the next 24 hours, we could be looking at another 6 to 12 inches of snow from all the way down into western new york and parts of pennsylvania. lot of snow there. we're also looking at this siberian express. the cold air. temperatures from the negative 20s to the negative 50s coming across the arctic ocean. streaming down into canada. moderating slightly as it gets in here but look at these
temperatures. chicago, you're going to be 8 from tuesday to thursday. nashville, down to 34 on thursday. new york city, 29. even kansas city staying in the upper 20s okay. so nothing to complain about. we have some light rain moving through parts of the bay area. low visibility as we get a view of golden gate bridge. still foggy for some parts of the bay area. as we head out temperatures in the upper 50s. we will still be tracking some light rain moving through. a lot of clouds as well. we will still have light rain at times all throughout the day and highs reaching 60s with ensemble a few peaks of sunshine. we will see that throughout today and some heavier rain moving in tonight. >> now to matt and the man i'm most often mistaken for, dwayne johnson. >> yeah. that's happened once, i'm sure. dwayne johnson has played the hero countless times on the big screen. now he is using his enormous star power to salute real life
heroes by bringing some of hollywood's biggest names together to "rock the troops." dwayne, i'm so happy you are doing this. >> thank you very much. >> i've been watching some of the tributes, the 75th anniversary to the survivors and what happened at pearl harbor. you don't want these stories to disappear. >> this special is very close to my heart. we wanted to create something for the troops that was big, that was epic. hopefully it was historic. the morning of the show, military officials came to us and they said we can expect between 22,000, maybe 25,000 troops and their families. we were excited about it. by the time i walked out on that stage, almost 50,000 troops and their families showed up. it was the biggest military event ever of its kind. >> what was it like to stand there? >> in polynesian language we have a word meaning spirit and power.
i walked out on stage and i was blown away. that's why i'm hitting my chest. it was incredible. >> it gave you a great opportunity to pay tribute to these men and women and their families. let me play a clip from this special that really moved me. >> deployed? >> in april i'm going out. >> you might not get home before you are deployed. i want you to call your mom right now and tell her that the rock wants to talk to her. hi, this is the rock. get to a better loesh eter loca please. we can't really hear you. i think that location actually is perfect. say hello to your mom and turn around. >> i don't have a question. >> it is such a beautiful moment. we -- again, we wanted to create moments like this for those
troops and here's what something special. one of the high-ranking military officials, i was shooting over there for weeks and weeks in hawaii, meeting with a lot of officials. one high-ranking official just said we want to tell you we've never had anything like this, which means a lot. i said in what context? they said, well, for the first time an event of this size and magnitude started at the soldier level. usually it comes from us. in this case started is at the soldier level and we had the turn-out we did. >> that moment also highlights sacrifices not only made by our men and women in the military but their family members as well who go so long without seeing them. >> that's the point, too, we want for honor not only our troops but the families who sacrifice just as well. >> you brought up jumanji, shooting that over there. we brought up "bay watch." what was it like to sohoot that?
>> it was a lot of fun. with a big title like "bay watch" you hope you nail the tone of the movie. i had a blast working with these guys. the trailer caught on fire yesterday. a lot of people were excited. >> "bay watch," jumangi." >> "notebook 2." >> yeah, i will be weeping with you. you just received the title of world's sexiest man. >> hey. >> most people who have gotten their title tell me their friends give them a hard time. >> yes, and my buddies have not stopped giving me a hard time. here's the thing, when they give you a hard time, they're jealous, man. now what's funny is everything just becomes sexy. >> everything you do? >> everything i do becomes sexy, especially my household. now i mess around with my lady, lauren. we have a a little girl getting ready to turn 1. hi, honey.
daddy's watching. >> look at that. >> yeah. we need to -- let's switch this to tough talk right now. but, yeah, everything becomes sexy. we have this joke in the house now, i don't even have to give full sentences. i just look at her -- hey, hey. hey. >> hoda back there going, sexy. >> it's working. >> dwayne, congratulations. on everything that's going on. i want to remind people, rock the troops airs december 13th. check this out. it airs on spike. >> always good to see you. we've got more star fever. it is friday so it is a special day. billy took a picture of their names together. it is going to be his new instagram "avatar." we have a lot planned. but first your local news and weather.
a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. live look at downtown san francisco, near the center. a water main break. we just learned water service has been fully restored to people who live in that area. drivers, however, are still being told to avoid the area. video shot from about 3:30 this morning shows water spewing out from the ground. it flooded a garage along with areas where the cross-town mini line is built. mike inouye with us monitoring traffic closures. how are they looking. >> continue to have areas affected by the closure despite restoration of water service. this may go throughout morning.
partial rest rays to the area. if you didn't have to go, don't go through the area. light flow of traffic on the freeways. another towards san francisco, 280, 19th, reports of a crash there. off 280. that will be a slower drive in toward the city itself. a quick look at san rafael. i want to show you despite the fact there's no rain, we still have drizzle and mists and slicker roadway. keep that in mind. slow a bit, clears farther around lincoln drive. back to you. >> thank you very much and thank you for joining us as well. local update in half an hour.
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two new movies getting plenty of oscar buzz. >> first let's talk to ashley graham. what a year you have had. what are some of the highlights for you? >> "sports illustrated." vogue. forbes. lingerie line. on the runway. mine. >> you have your own line? >> yes. i have my own lingerie line. we put about 15, 20, curvy sexlicious ladies on the runway. if you want to call me something, just call me curvy, call me beautiful, call me a woman. >> that's nice. also, america's next top model? >> that's right. >> what is it like to have to send someone home? >> that's the hardest part of the job. honestly at the end of the day, being a part of such a franchise that's been such a staple in my life, has been so much fun. but the hardest time of the show is when you actually have to say, i'm sorry, you just haven't cut it. >> a lot of young girls probably come up to you and say thank you because you make them feel
beautiful. tell us what it feels like. >> it's so empowering. not just young girls but women my age. it's empowering. i've just talked about things that people say are ugly. i've talked about my cellulite. i talk about my back fat. >> i think a lot of guys watching also might want to know what train it is you are riding on. what time does that leave the station? >> ashley, thank you so much. al is here with a check of the forecast. it is not as cold as i thought it would be. >> we need a nice pot of rice and beans with a little fatback in it. starting tomorrow we have snow from the plains and great lakes. gulf coast looks pretty darn
good. sunday, snow and ice from western p.a. and parts of upstate new york. snow in the inner mountain regions as well as sunshine in southern california. sunshine making its way through the gulf coast and into the mid-atlantic states. we've been listening to pharrell's -- and the band, they've got the big band, got the gospel song. you are in for a treat, coming up. give me a little of that! good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. here is a live look out of richmond towards san rafael towards the bridge. make light rain coming down. only storm ranger can pick that up, doppler radar truck parked on san bruno mountain. as it scans bay area picking up on those showers going across the bridge there, we will still have light rain moving across san francisco towards the bay,
oakland. we will be tracking this for not only today but for the weekend. >> don't forget, get that weather any time you need it this weekend. tune in to the weather channel on cable. tamron? >> thank you, al. billy crudup is a busy man with two movies out this month. in "jackie" he plays a journalist who interviews jackie kennedy one week after her husband's assassination. >> my brow furrows. her lips are drawn. she holds back her tears but she can't hide her anger. >> most writers want to be famous. >> you want to be famous? >> no, i am fine as i am, thank you. >> you should prepare yourself. this article will bring you a great deal of attention. >> in that case, any advice for me? >> yes. don't marry the president. >> billy is with us. good morning. i've told you during the commercial break, it is brilliant. the back and forth between these two is incredible. it is a cat and mouse, it seems. >> well, i was just speaking
with the writer, noah. >> noah oppenheim. >> they did a really superb job trying to create an environment where you could discover what was so formidable about what jackie had to navigate at the time and the grace with which she navigated it. >> it is interesting. i've seen the movie twice now. did not realize until i saw the notes last night that the journalist didn't have a name. >> well, it was because pablo -- essentially there was an interview that she did for "life" magazine. theodore white was the name of the journalist, i believe. pablo wanted to take a more antagonistic point of view so jackie could earn the respect of the audience through the course of the interview and it wasn't just a puff piece. i was trying to explain to thhi because he's from chel lile, as american who grew up with the iconography as jackie kennedy, i can't go in there as a journalist and be that confrontational a week after her
husband's been assassinated. he said, no, but you must for the story. we have to see jackie become the curator of the kennedy legacy. i thought that was an interesting approach. >> there is a stillness in their conversation, even in the glances at one another, that's almost -- >> he has a career to keep up even after this article comes out. >> but it is the first lady. >> precisely. he ha is to see whether he's being used and then belittled as a puppet by his fellow journalists, or if he can draw something out of her that will be original. >> the other movie, "20th century women," from natalie portman to annette benning. both obviously phenomenal women if their own right. >> to get a chance to see any great performance up close is a real special thing. these two actors were giving superb performances and i felt really grateful and blessed to be a part of both experiences.
>> tell me about your netflix show. >> i'm working with naomi watts -- >> you keep great company. >> i have to say, i've been extremely fortunate. she's another extremely formidable actor who is doing spectacular work. >> we were just out on the plaza talking to ashley graham, the model, asking her about this past year. when you look at this past year for you, how do you describe it? >> i was just hanging out with pharrell williams. that's probably how i would describe it. >> career wise in movies? that wasn't too shabby. do these two movies speak to something but in the past year? >> i think when you've been doing this for a while, when you kind of back in to some really good work and you feel grateful. it has certainly been a lucky time for me. >> thank you very much for your time. again, congratulations on these performances. "jackie" is in select theaters now.
>> announcer: today's parenting team is created with our sponsor, johnson's. discovering wonders with parents and babies. 8:40 now. we're back and this morning on "today's" parenting team. a stressful holiday season. is that even possible? some of our members shared their tips. >> only one thing that keeps us stressful with kids over the holidays. this guy. yes. >> some of the ways i combat holiday stress is i save my kids' birthday presents. don't tell anyone. i sound so frugal. but i invite 20 to 30 people per birthday party per kid and i
save half the gifts. i basically don't do any shopping. >> holiday stress. what holiday stress? you ain't got nothing on me, stress. happy holidays. >> get a cookie recipe. you're going to fill it up in a jar. throw a ribbon around it. if you want to get really crafty, go to the dollar store and grab an ornament and throw it on. that's your present. >> here with a little more advice nacia from cafemom.com. these are really important tips. first of all, millions of us are going to travel over the holidays. that means we're taking our children with us and we have to prevent little meltdowns. >> the key is preparation, matt. we want to be fully prepared for anything they could throw our way. we have great little snacks that we can dole out as the trip progresses. >> people forget they're going to get hungry and hangry after that. >> suction cup bowls that will stick right to the tray so that
the kids won't be spilling all over the place. >> or you can put them where they're going to end up anyway, the front seat of your car. >> these are kind of reward gifts. after an hour or so of being quiet and listening to mom and dad you get to open a little present as our friend over here has. he can oepten up and be excited. >> dole them out and ration them out so they stream through the entire trip. >> you want to be prepared. >> wrapping. you like to make it a family affair. >> a lot of times the mom and dad or the parents are the ones doing most of the stuff. they feel like they're giving, too. we also have some awesome apps out there that you can keep track of your purchases and your budget and even where your stash your gifts. >> which ones do you like? >> santa's gift bag and gift plann planner. you can put in a little note to where you hid your items and that way you don't forget about them later on. >> i like the way you're being creative with the wrapping here.
fun for kids to make sure it has their personal touch to it it. is that for me? i like that. all right. now, let's move into the kitchen. >> so, i am not a baker. i am actually quite terrible at baking. i burn mostly everything. but this is foolproof because it is only two ingredients. melted ice cream. any flavor you like and then we also have some all-purpose rising flour. at those two together and bake it in the oven and you can make an ice cream cake. >> just those two ingredients. you can add chocolate chips or sprinkles or any kind of contmecond mint you could add to it. >> not even i could mess that up. >> i couldn't either. >> all of a sudden you find out you have to bring a treat to a party and you're not prepared. >> this will get you prepared. basically double or triple any cookie recipe and the left overs you're going to place in these little ice cube trays and pop them in the freezer in a baggy
and when it's time to have your party. take them out. don't even defrost them. just an extra minute or two and you're good. they're not deadly, right? >> these are really good. these are such good tips. >> no problem. i think it's really important to destress the whole holiday season. one of my tips is 30-minute rule. don't do anything that is going to take you more than 30 minutes. it's not time to regrout the bathroom and not time to clean out under the kids' beds. >> build time in for you. happy holidays to you. >> thank you so much, matt. "today" parenting team just launched the ultimate baby registry sweepstakes. head to today.com and get more information on how you can win up to $5,000 worth of baby girl. mr. pharrell williams treats us to a concert on the plaza. but first on thank you.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. this -- hey, folks, we are back. pharrell williams is here. and he is about to sing for us. but we're also joined by gospel royalty. kim. >> we should point out that pharrell is not only a terrific singer, he is also extraordinary producer. he's got a new movie out called "hidden figures." you composed the score and you produced it, something near and dear to your heart. >> co-composed. we had an amazing time. >> what is it about this film that captured your attention? >> look. three african-american female protagonists who were not best friends consoling each other over divorce. they were scientists, they were
engineers, they were mat mathematicians, they were scientifically chanced. they're from where i was from. got john glenn, rest in peace, out into orbit. >> how incredible is the timing we are seeing in celebrating john glenn and it is tied to this women in this story? >> it's -- it's crazy. but you know what? i recognize that there are no coincidences. no mistakes and no accidents. it is like we're doing this for a reason. >> hoda mentioned you produce. you got a long history of producing. is it a different animal producing for a movie? >> producing songs for a movie. >> both, actually. >> they coincide. as a producer on the film, i got to weigh in a little bit more beyond just the music. like i think we should do this or i think we should do that. but, look, it wasn't just me. there's ted melfie, our
incredible cast. we had great people that allowed us to do it. >> it is an incredible list. >> it's full of really talented people. >> we're ready for you to perform. you going to take the gloves off? >> yeah. this is -- you guys are in for something so special right now. this is gospel rose. >> featuring kim burrell. take it away. ♪ they call it a mystery but we're going call it victory ♪ ♪ when you write in history it's going to be a victory ♪ just so you know the history ♪
sunday. you're not on air. >> another guy that can move a little bit. >> you don't want to see that. i assure you. we are scrambling to readjust and produce our show with the news of charlie feldman, savannah's beautiful new baby. we'll also have a conversation with jessica chastain. someone who knew she wanted to be an actress since she was a little girl. >> i remember being in elementary school and everyone talks about what are you going to be when you grow up. i'm going to be a lawyer. i'm going to be a teacher. i would say i'm going to be an actor. i always remember the adults looking at me like -- >> isn't she sweet. >> isn't she sweet. you're not, but okay. good for you. >> who's laughing now. she's got the new movie out. lot of people talking about oscar for "miss sloan." it is an incredible film. our conversation with her on "sunday today." >> what are chances you get the first interview with charlie feldman. >> i'm running over there now.
>> i saw the first poop. yes, i did. >> lauer wins again! we got what you need to do before getting a dog. pharrell williams. good morning, 8:56 friday, i'm sam brock. drivers in downtown san francisco are being told to avoid the area at 4th and howard by the center. this after a major water break this morning. this was the scene at the 3:00 hour. water is restored. vor showed water spoog from the ground.
areas where the new crosstown line is put together. one factor is the pipe. the city says it dates back to 1895. happening right now we're posting updates. eric on the scene. we'll have a live update. you can link to raw video on twitter feed. one week since the deadly oakland fire. go to our facebook page for continuing coverage, trebts to victim and stories about those who died in the fire. salvation army looking for a few good people. an unusual shortage in the bare area. hate to do with one of the oldest traditions that also keeps the charity thriving. get details on the home page. thanks for joins us.
this morning on "today's take" -- one word. pharrell. he's hitting our stage and getting you "happy" for the weekend. tune in for our amazing "freebie friday" giveaway. and you'll go crazy for the big calzone. the tasty twist on the italian classic. coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. it is friday morning, december 9th. all right, baby. look at that crowd. pharrell is going to be performing one more song for us. and it is a spectacular. we heard him rehearsing earlier today. >> so cool. >> we've got the crowd out there because it is your favorite day. >> "freebie friday"!
>> i live for "freebie friday." there's nothing more spectacular than free bee friday. >> we also have something for you as well at home. >> do not leave your chairs at home. you're just going to be so happy with this. guess what we're happy about? >> this just in. >> a new member of our family savannah and her husband, mike, welcomed this little bundle of joy. >> not so little. >> savannah said in the text, a bruiser. 9 pounds 8 ounces. his name, charles max feldman. charles is savannah's father's name. max is the grandfather of michael. he was born 8:59 a.m. yesterday right in time for the top of the 9:00 hour. >> he is obviously -- charles is a fan of our 9:00 show. >> he made it one minute early.
>> in honor of all things wonderful in baby land, we're going to celebrate this one over here. dylan's last day. >> i didn't have a baby. >> but this is your last day with us. >> it's true. >> part of dylan wants to give birth, part just wants to pretend this is not happening. >> oh, come on! >> a weather theme for you. >> i love this! >> your last day on the air is tomorrow but we won't see you. >> the boots! are these for me or him? >> they're a little big. he'll grow into these. >> we're estimating your baby could be around 10 pounds. >> could be. not only were we due days apart from each other, i think we are both going to have big babies. >> she's thinking about 9 and 10. >> i think december 14th. that's my sister's birthday. >> it's also that supermoon. and nurses say that they get
very inundated with babies on the supermoon. this was so sweet. thank you, guys. >> you think she is going to hold out until the 14th? i thought it was last night. i saw your husband. i anchored "nightly news." i said, brian, you got to get out of here. >> he text me, he said can you pack me a bag just in case? >> i think that you're going to have the baby sunday morning. >> my mom just wanted a sunday baby. she said i was a sunday baby. there is a rhyme or phrase or something, sunday baby something something. >> i think after you leave work saturday, that's your last formal day of working. it is just going to be like this release of just like -- okay, that's behind me. >> then you release the baby. >> wow. >> it's feel-good friday.
what do you feel good about? we feel this good about the baby on the way. we feel good about the one that was welcomed into this world yesterday morning with savannah. >> yesterday you were not feeling so christmassy because the tree you ordered was -- had not arrived yet. >> yeah. >> we tried to find it. >> that was my tree. i purchased this tree on treetopia.com. i wanted turquoise. wouldn't find it. our viewers said grey is our second choice. i ordered it a while ago and it just never showed up. >> you mentioned that on the air. >> you did? >> i did mention it yesterday on air. here is the deal. i made some mistakes in life. tracking, i didn't know about this thing. packages usually come. so i never had to go to the track thing. so al -- >> seriously? you've never heard of tracking? >> i've heard of it. i've never had to implement it. >> in all this time. you've never -- >> i've never had a delay.
i just never have. >> i guess if you order something that arrives, you're not really curious where it is. >> as soon as i order something and i get the e-mail, i hit track. >> i'm not a control freak in that way. >> you're not a control freak! oh, my gosh! you've got potential, and you've got potential, and you've got -- >> that's my voice? >> no, that's your nose growing. >> i did do 28 hours of live tv top to bottom -- >> yeah? okay. we even went to lunch. our off-camera team went to lunch. everybody -- you facetimed in. >> because i wasn't feeling well yesterday. >> our pal, adam miller with be actually got -- >> that's my reaction. >> fedex -- here's what happened. tree was delivered to the wrong address.
treetopia did deliver it. fedex tracked it down. >> here i am walk ugg around my neighborhood with this little wanted poster with my tree on it. asking anyone, had they seen my tree? out of nowhere like a vision -- this guy, he floats towards me. as he got closer, had he like this fedex thing on his shirt. he's like, here's miss hall. here's your tree. it's true! here's what happened when i got home last night. >> i'm just getting in from knight "nightly." the ombre tree has arrived. black. silver. i'm so happy! >> was it a new tree? because that tree was sold out. >> things happen. what i love is, when you do this tracking thing, it really is being tracked. and they found it. >> yeah. yeah. >> i'm curious if it was delivered a few days ago.
>> it was delivered on the 30th. >> but to someone else. >> did they give it to you? >> i live in a rough neighborhood -- i'm kidding. >> don't even try that! >> actually, i don't know my neighbors because there is is a warehouse next to me. >> the good news is the fedex guy -- >> i love my fedex guy. thank you, fedex guy. didn't want to take a picture of him to reveal him because he was my santa claus. thank you, everybody who cared enough to send your well wishes. >> i'm so happy that's over. >> so is treeptopia. >> i change trees every year and donate my tree to a shelter. what are you happy about? >> who doesn't love the movie "it's a wonderful life"? >> it is fabulous. >> it is spectacular. of course it was filmed in the back lot in l.a. in california.
but he visited seneca falls when he was writing the script, a little north of the finger lakes region. seneca falls considers itself the birthplace. i'm going up there today after the show to interview the bailey children. zoo-zoo and her brother. they're in their 70s and 80s. >> wow! >> i'm going to get to talk with them. >> i love that. and it is snowing up there. >> so it will be very festive like. >> do a lot of social media. >> we'll have that story on part of our "living legends." >> you were being pai inpacking husband's go maternity bag. you cook last night? >> i was lazily cooking last night. when i don't feel like cooking, there is my mom's casserole. it is the easiest thing. >> what's in it? >> it is literally kraft mac and cheese, ground beef and a can of
tomatoes. you put it all in a casserole dish. >> is your mother's first name hamburger and last name helper? >> it is a little bit different because it doesn't have any spice mix whatsoever. it is the easiest thing you can make. sometimes i'll add peas and really go wild. my brother always puts a slice of american cheese on it, then you microwave it. >> you guys go wild. >> i'm telling you, it is so delicious. >> that's amazing. >> little salt and pepper. >> so exotic. it's italian night! >> i am stunned by this. i think you'll be amazed. can you guess which artist has the number one music video of 2016? over 1 billion hits. >> something with bieber is my guess. ♪ harry's meeting clients from far away.♪
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we are back with more of "today's take." what's this movie story? >> i think this is kind of interesting. i think you would agree, i kind of live in a fantasy world. deadline.com says 2016 is shaping up to be the first year where none of the top ten films the at box office are set in the real world. in other words, there's no reality. it's kind of a fantasy. for example, "dead pool." there's no city but it is super heroes. it is kind of a fantasy. number four, "the jungle book." again. just terrific but of course we know animals don't talk. at least to us. number three, "secret life of pets." >> i so want this to be my life. >> wanted it to be real. but not so much. number two, "captain america
civil war." one of our producer, gavin, believes that this actually happened. he thinks this is a documentary. >> he does? >> yeah. >> what does he base that on? >> i just think it is set -- it's meant to be a real world where there are super heroes. >> well "dead pool" is meant to be the real world where there is a super hero. >> that's where gavin's argument kind of falls apart. >> what's your rationale with "finding dory"? >> that's cartoon. >> there is is a case to be made there. >> "finding dory" is the number one movie. >> love that movie. >> the highest ranking real world movie, jason bourne? >> i could see that. i think people just want to escape. movies are the best place to do that. >> it was interesting because the thanksgiving day parade this year on nbc, macy's thanksgiving day parade, was the highest rated parade in like 13 years. after everything that's been going on, it is like our version
of comfort food. >> with all the stories we are doing, thanksgiving, awkwardness, how you going to talk to aunt so and so. now we've passed that. here's the music surprise. who had the most watched music video? >> i know this. >> how do you know this? you don't even like current muse snick. >> i like current music. i kind of read the note. who do you think had the number one -- >> i think it is "hello." adele. >> i'm going to change. i thought bieber, just anything bieber. >> tay a look. ♪ work work work work >> fifth harmony. "work from home." 1.2 billion views. >> i know why. here's why. look at the hot guy. and look at the hot girls.
there's something for everybody. >> all you would need is a super hero in there. >> dance moves that you would like to practice in your bathroom and do one day out but you won't. i think it is a cornucopia of like whoa. >> this next one. which artist sold the most cds this year? physical cds? >> there are no such thing at cds. >> yeah, there are. if you buy them, you can track them. >> you know what i mean. they exist. however, most people -- >> most people do itunes. >> thank you. >> which artist do you think sold the most cds? is. >> i can't put my finger on who it is but i think it is an older artist where older adults buy the cds. >> tony bennett. >> little older. okay? >> older than tony bennett? >> yes. by a lot.
mozart. >> who's buying? >> this is for the physical number of cds. there was a 225-cd box set of all of mozart's works released five weeks ago. he also did a cover of "lemonade." that kind of pushed him over the top. billboard calculates the cds -- 5,556 people bought this 225-cd set which means he sold more cds than anyone else. >> this is a math problem. what are you talking about? >> mozart leaves on a train from chicago at 5:00 -- anyway. >> use your fingers, dylan. >> cookie challenge. >> yes. in effect, i hopefully schedule -- weather permitting, will be able to go to a viewer's house. please send us in your recipe. the goal is to go to your house. if not, maybe you can come and feed us. but it is not a contest, it is a challenge. what you got at home?
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==dbox== a broken water main is playing havoc on traffic in downtown san good morning, 9:26. i'm sam brock. on your friday a broken water main is playing havoc in downtown san francisco. rick boone is joining us live. it's been going on for hours. people want to know how much longer the street closures will last. >> reporter: it's going to last for a few more hours, sam. i'll tell you why, right over here, pan to the camera in that direction. you see that big hole. that's why this intersection is closed right now. it's going to be that way until later on this afternoon, if not later on this evening. right now we're here at fourth and howard. the only part of this intersection that is somewhat open is between mission and howard at 4th street, a little bit of it is open. this is all due to this water
main break that happened during the overnight hours as you see the video right here on your screen. it came up in the middle of the street. it started flooding the street and most of the area. they shut off the water main and fixed it but now the repair is under way and now it is nothing but mess. we're going to give it back to you. >> giant hole in the middle of the street there. rick boone reporting for us. thank you very much. we'll check back with him again very soon. we'll have a look at your weather and traffic right after this break.
traffic good morning, we have our storm ranger powered up and scanning around the bay area. this is what it looks like. we have it sitting on sachb bruno mountain. it will continue to pick up on mostly some light rain. we're seeing some of that now, spotty showers moving through oakland, gives us a view of the rain coming down. we can even go down to street level. as that continues to fall, we'll see this off and on through the afternoon. let's head over to mike for a
look at the roads. >> we had the rain, san mateo bridge a little slow on the peninsula side. in san francisco rick told us about the closures and avoid that area if you can. 4th and howard are the most impacted. a problem from market to the bay bridge. northbound on oakland past the coliseum, a live look shows you storm ranger's radar, we have the rain coming through. it is light but it is an issue for folks on this friday lighter commute. back to you. >> storm ranger zooms in on the finer points of things. everything can definitely see that fog. we'll see again in 30 minutes with more news. back to the "today" show.
hey, costanza, what is that you're eating over there? >> its a he a calzone. >> pass that down. >> where's my calzone? is it's 1:15. wait a second. got to call you back. that smell. i know that smell. costanza is in the building and he's not in his office! he's got the calzone! >> you aremember that scene fro "seinfeld"? today we're making calzone. we teamed up with buzzfeed to make you a one of a kind tasty video. a sped-up version of how to make a buffalo chicken calzone. we'll slow it down and show you how to do it step by step. this is easy.
you can whip this up together for your family really quick. great for football. buy a rotisserie chicken. buy store-bought pizza dough. you got cheese, bleu cheese, buffalo wing sauce and cream cheese. take your rotisserie chicken and just shred it. this takes almost no time. they do the work for you. find your favorite rotisserie chicken and just keep shredding it until it is in those bite-size pieces. leave your cream cheese out so that it kind of gets room temperature. are you enjoying that? tamron started using a knife and fork. >> she's ahead of me. >> you started ahead of her. >> i'm eating for dylan's two. >> dylan, you said the baby likes the calzone? >> baby's moving around. baby like the calzone. >> mix it up together. now you've got your sauce. you've got your cheese.
cream cheese. your chicken. you're going to add a little mozzarella. you could do cheddar if you like. >> does cheddar melt better? >> it is a different kind of melt. you could use a sharp. you split up your pizza dough into these little balls. you're just going to kind of stretch it out a little bit. i like to put a little flour down there first. >> do you throw it up and catch it like in the places? >> you could. >> let's see if you could do it. oh! >> thank you very much. >> that's just store-bought pizza dough. >> you can make your own, but why would you? you've got your dough. take your buffalo chicken mix. >> this is so delicious. >> this is good for football sunday. >> exactly. then fold it over. this is the original hot pocket basically. >> but better. >> you can take it. then kind of crimp the ends.
we've got a few already done. before you put this in the oven, put a slit in here. >> what's that do? >> releases the steam. otherwise it will explode. put these in like that. preheat your oven to about 375. the best part about this is it cooks so quickly. >> could you sprinkle cheese on when it is almost done? >> you could do that. also before you put it in, brush a little olive oil on there. >> this is perfect to watch the cowboys beat the giants. >> >> or visa versa. because it is buffalo chicken calzone, you serve it with bleu cheese dressing. >> this is really good. >> you can get your recipe for this today.com/food. also you can find more "today" food and tasty videos like
meatball parm bake and dylan's hamburger helper from her mom. >> it's my mom's delicious casserole, al. >> everybody, would you say this for me? aww! adorable puppies all up for adoption and what you need to know if you're planning on adding a new furry member to your family. don't feed them calzone. after these messages. ♪ tomorrow's the day we'll play something besides video games. every day is a gift especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto®- a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto® was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto®. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto® with an ace inhibitor or or aliskiren. if you've had angioedema while taking an ace
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created by our sponsor, pet smart. >> bringing home a puppy during the holiday season? >> we've got our puppy charlie, along with some adorable dogs who are all up for adoption through the north shore animal league. hi, everybody. >> andrea, dylan has a lovely little dog named bosco who's been looking at her funny. certain things you should do to get your dog ready for a new baby? >> absolutely. yeah. i think people need to remember even dogs who are super friendly, well socialized, well trained can sometimes have a little challenging time when a new baby comes home because the whole home is chaotic. teach them before the baby arrives to settle down in a spot so they know they can rest in a place where you can't pay attention to them.
>> okay. thank you for asking that. >> especially if it is a new puppy or something like that, what are some of the first things you into -- need to know to get your home ready for the holidays? >> ideally this is a 15 to 18-year commitment. really think carefully before you bring a dog home. once you do, prepare your house just like you would for a baby. make sure that you puppy proof or dog proof your home. anything that's potentially toxic like cleaners or plants that could cause an intestinal upset. during the holidays we have lots of bowls of candy out. put those away. decorations that are potentially dangerous because they are enticing to play with but dangerous if they ingest. other thing is, probably one of my favorite things, make sure you get your dog proappropriate food toys. charlie is going to show us now.
this is a behavior that's obviously important for a service dog but is also really good for companion dogs. if they learn to lay down in a spot wi spot, it means they will be out of trouble and resting. it can be really busy and crazy for them. >> megan has little comet. a lab mix. what do you have to do to prepare for the health of your new puppy? >> just like you would find a doctor before you bring your baby home, a pediatriediatricia a veterinarian. there is an app called ask pet m.d. one thing people don't keep in mind is how important it is to i.d. your pets. 1 out of every 3 animals is lost during their lifetime. also talk to your vet about microchipping. >> what's about training your puppy? >> this is vixen. i am a huge fan of positive
training, turning it into a game, having fun. don't worry about being heavy handed and dominant. treats are certainly a very, very important part of that. you can find all of this great stuff at petsmart. holiday-themed treats are great as well. our last little pup is an adult dog, she's about 8 years old. it is important when you get a dog to consider their age. choose a food formulated for an adult dog or puppy. ask your friends or veterinarian for advice. >> might is not be a bad idea to give a little homemade gift certificate or something to get your puppy or dog after the holiday? >> i'm so glad you said that. as much as i want to highlight dogs all year long, it is important to remember never, ever give a dog or any animal as a gift. and during the holidays is not always the best time to get an animal.
if you say to somebody i'd like to pay the attention fee so here is a gift certificate for after the holidays. >> that's a great idea. all of these dogs are up for adoption at the north shore animal league. anyone adopting one of these pups or any dog, bring your paperwork to petsmart and they'll send you hope with this puppy's essentials adoption kit that's worth $450. >> come with me to the weather map because this is your last time with us on the third hour. we decided to bring a few baby names on the weather map for you. >> this is ridiculous. >> that's right. we found babylon, long island. newborn in i believe that's north carolina. crawly, west virginia. >> who knew there were two fertiles? >> apparently, you can never be
too fertile. >> apparently not. >> and blanket, texas. >> is this you or don? we're getting some sun coming out in a few spots. otherwise mostly cloudy skies and still wet roads. we'll be tracking some light rain and dense fog in the north bay and also across san francisco across the bridge. only 56 degrees. we will have light rain moving through. all throughout the day but not expecting any widespread downpours until later on tonight. highs today reaching low 60s with once again mostly cloudy skies, up to 59 degrees today in the east bay with once again heavy rain moving in by morning. >> that's your latest weather. up next, doesn't get better than this. pharrell on our concert stage. with a brand-new song. you're going to love this. right after these messages. can't see it. can't taste it.
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our 23rd annual "today" toy drive is in full swing. earlier this morning celebrity elf ashley graham was in the crowd collecting more toys. today chkohl's executive vice president. thank you for what you're doing this year. this is just a terrific donation. what are you doing? >> we're pretty proud. we've been involved with the "today" toy drive for quite some time. we have given $25 million in plush toys and books. this year we are announcing another half million dollar donation to the "today" toy drive of plush and books like
you see here. >> why is it so important kohl's gets involved? >> we're involved in the community. we are in over 1,100 locations across the u.s. we think it is the right thing to do. >> if your customers want to help out, what do they do? >> it is real simple. we have it at kohl's.com. and also in every store across the united states. it is right in the front of the store. again, accessible. $5 for each item. it's been $5 for the past 15 years. >> john, thank you so much. merry christmas. you want to donate to our toy drive, bring a toy for a child up to age 15 or donate online at amazon.com/today. >> today is dylan's last day with us. we want to wish you the best on maternity leave. you're on air tomorrow. we cannot wait to get
rain becomes more widespread as we head through saturday morning. and we may have some heavy downpours at times. that's something we'll be tracking for the weekend. let's see what's happening now on the roadways with mike. >> we've had a lighter volume of traffic and after the rain died down after yesterday's storm we have a smoother flow of traffic this friday. we have some slowing in the south bay and through palo alto and i'll talk about that in a second. but in oakland, tough drive heading north past the coliseum. there's fog registering in part of our system, light rain and live look out there shows you the wet roadways, 880 north towards the coliseum right here and palo alto 101 towards university somewhere out of our camera range, a result of a crash moving off to the shoulder down towards mountain view. >> thank you very much, mike. we're monitoring cleanup after this morning's water main break. you can watch for updates and see the raw video in our twitter feed. today marks one week since the deadly oakland warehouse fire.
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