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his 6-year-old daughter. we'll bripg you details as we get them. >> updates coming up at every half hour from this point forward. we'll see you for nbc bad area news at 11:00. have a great day. good morning. break news. it's rex. just moments ago the president-elect nominating rex tillerson for secretary of state. the exson mobile ceo with no government or diplomat experience and controversial ties to russia set to face a tough confirmation. poll lar plunge. brutal temperatures taking hold in the midwest. and by the time it's over, three quarters of the country could be blanketed by the deep freeze. air scare. a flight from texas to germany forced to make an emergency landing at new york jfk airport
overnight. more than 500 passengers evacuated. this morning the credible threat to led to some tense moments. and tom terrific. nfl star tom brady delivers a clutch performance leading new england to a key monday night victory. are brady and the patriots poised to make yet another super bowl run? today tuesday, december 13th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in ro. welcome on a tuesday morning. we have breaking news. >> we certainly do. top stories after mulling the decision. president-elect trump has announced secretary of state. rex tillerson.
>> in an e-mail trump promised tillerson will be a forceful and clear eyed advocate for american's interest around the world but there is a lot of controversy surrounding this pick. we have complete coverage. start with peter alexander at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. praising his secretary of state pick rex tillerson as the embodiment of american dream. early this morning trump tweeted i've chosen one of the truly great business leaders the world in tillerson. still tillerson and his relations to vladimir putin spsktare to come under intense scrutiny figure forward. donald trump announcing his most important cabinet choice yet rex tillerson as secretary of state. trump has touted has pick as a world-class player. >> he does massive deals in
russia, fnot for himself, for te company. >> reporter: but those ties to vladimir putin could make it contentious. ma marco rubio already expressing concern. called mitt romney to tell him he's going in a different direction. adding he has very high hopes for the new zragz discrimination. also this morning we learned texas governor has been tapped as secretary of energy. meanwhile the collect is wrapping up his show down with the intelligence community over russia's alleged meddling in the u.s. election. >> the key to this is to try to find out what the russian's intentions were. were they intending to change the outcome of our election? if so, it's very serious. >> even the most powerful republican in the senate, mitch
mccon nel siding with the cia over the president-elect. >> i have the highest confidence in the agencies. >> trump tweeting unless you catch hackers in the act t's very hard to determine who was doing the hacking. top trump aides dismissed the entire controversy as politically motivated. >> a lot of the democrats pushing this are bitter that they lot an election. >> hillary clinton demanding the senate declassify all information about russia's role. and late monday trump also abruptly postponed a planned new conference schedule intending how he'll wall off his business interests from the company's interests. trump tweeting overnight, even though i'm not mandated by law i will be leaving my businesses by
january 20th turning them over to sons and executives. adding no new deals will be done while i'm in office. >> reporter: in many ways the bet that trump is making on rex tillerson is the same bet he asked the country to make on him that he's been very successful pursuing profits in his own business interests and now he's going to work for you, the american people. form form -- robert gates endorsed the picks. bring deep understanding of the economy. >> peter, thank you. >> let's talk more about mr. trump's choice. andrea mitchell is chief foreign affairs correspondent. >> good morning inform his statement announcing rex
tillerson n choosing a texas oil man and ties to vladimir putin, he's buying into what could be a brutal confirmation battle. the ceo said to become a critical member of trump's cabinet could face a confirmation challenge on capitol hill. on the hill's cia that russia mel meddled in the u.s. election. tries to the krem lin are raising red flags. rubio and mccain both questioning his relationship is vladimir putin. undeterred the president-elect has been talking up his nominee. >> i have a tremendous respect for him. >> tillerson is the first person nominated for secretary of state in modern history with no public sector experience. working in the oil business for more than four decades, he has an estimated net worth of at least $150 million. joining
joining exxon mobil in 1975, eventually becoming the chairman and ceo. work sending him to dozens of countries, which trump says makes him qualified for the job. >> he negotiates. he employs many people. does have the facility to talk to leaders around the globe. >> reporter: the businessman has also shown a vast knowledge of the international economy and willingness to tag ke on tough questions. as gas prices were approaching $5 a gallon. >> as i look at the supply and demand fundamentals, i would not expect to see prices reach that level. >> reporter: but it's his business dealings with russia that have some on edge. in 2013 putin awarded him a medal. this after exxon won a contract to search for oil in parts of the russian kracontrolled arcti ocean. questi
questions about how he will handle sanctions on putin. he has been associated with another merge institution, the boy scouts. >> scouting has been a part of my life and it is who i am. >> reporter: dedicated eagle scout, served as the group's national president. embracing the recent inclusion of men and boys. >> we have a duty to participate in our government, this democracy and be active, productive positive citizens. >> hillerson had supported jeb bush during the primaries. monday night trump called romney to thel hell him he didn't get job.
romney said he was honored to be considered. matt and hoda, back to you. >> andrea, thank you very much. ling in nicole wallace. in the e-mail that announced this trump hailed tillerson as one of the world's best business leaders. are you surprised by the choice? >> i'm not surprised at all. i think we now have our two frames that donald trump, brandi branding guru is trying to put on his discrimination. he values really rich guys giving up personal fortune to serve the country. he values change. he ran on change. i think he looked at the entire list of other very well-qualified candidates and thought they all represented some sort of continuation of -- >> just do clarify, not giving up personal fortunes. just butting them on the sidelines. >> he will not be earning his
exxon mobil salary when he's serving as secretary of state. >> he got some big endorsements. kondy rice. james baker. what does all that tell you. >> it tells you he did not just show up on the trump tower security list and wander inside to see what this new president-elect actually looks and sounds like t. sounds like some very important people from the foreign policy establishment, my old colleagues, secretary gates and secretary rice, thought this would sort of check both boxes, be somebody responsible and sound, but somebody who would sort of fit trump's mold which is somewhere from outside of politics. >> ties to russia and vladimir putin, kellyanne conway was on the prok yesterd the program yesterday say. someone like john mccain says it concerns him and goes on to say putin is a thug and a murderer. are we going to see one of those
awkward moments during the confirmation hearing is forced to sit up there and say yes, i agree with you, he's a thug and a murderer. >> here's where we are on russia. this came up in you're interviews with donald trump. this has come up in the last 15 months in conversation. this is about instincts impulses and where he has been pushed and probed about how he feel s abou p putin and how he feels about russia. there is a caucus in the u.s. senate made up of largely republicans who are skeptical and really reluctant to accept sort of the warm words that -- >> so it tillerson going to be forced to denounce putin in that confirmation hearing? >> i believe he will be and i believe he'll be pushed about his own reflexes and impulses. this is going to become a threat that i think we're going to be able to pull through the entire first early months of the trump presidency. what is the impulse.
what is the instinct? we know he defends hugh pputin hacking. we know tillerson to be able to work with russia that he received a medal of friendship. what does that tell us about the impulses as russia as not an ally ally as an adversary. >> also this morning another dangerous deep freeze is under way. it will eventually bring bone chilling temperatures to most of the country. nbc ron mott is in very chilly chicago. ron, good morning. >> good morning to you. in a word, it is cold out here. but it is going to get even colder. right now temperatures in the mid to low 20s. specking in a few hours for the mercury to start to dip and it will fall all day long before we bottom out between five and seven degrees.
in the first 12 days in chicago the needle has fallen below normal. in minneapolis it's six days below formal. new york has registered three days below normal. this cold, this ice and all of this weather has wreaked havoc on travel. saw an accident in iowa that killed a youth hockey coach and two young brothers. this is going to continue and what's to blame is this polar vortex bringing these arctic temperatures here about to knock on the doors of 28 million americans and if all of that weren't bad enough, we've got another snow system starting to develop up in the pacific northwest. by the time it's over some 12 plus states could have even more snow. so here in chicago we're expecting temperatures to go well below zero. tomorrow into thursday and thursday into friday with some very dangerous wind chills. so whatever snowfall system probably going to stick around
on the ground for a while because that ground is going to be so cold. here's the kicker. it is still fall. winter doesn't officially begin until next wednesday. matt. >> he had to rub that in, didn't he. ron, thanks. >> i think ron just did your forecast. >> that's right. go out to chicago. we are talking, though, about 48 states are going to have below normal temperatures. one in seven americans through friday are going to see temperatures at below zero. so it's going to be rough. look at these wind chills. starting tonight, five below in minneapolis. 11 in des moines. chicago, five above. then we get to tomorrow morning. it's going to feel like minus five in green bay. 14 in indianapolis. four in cleveland. six below in sioux falls. wednesday night it stays cold. thursday we continue to see this bitterly cold air. new york city will feel like 17. minus seven in cleveland.
winds will kick up the big lake effect snow machine. anywhere from nine to 12 ifnche of snow in wisconsin. picking up to a foot and a fat and a half. we are looking at another big storm that's going to cause you havoc for the eastern half of the country into this weekend. and another blast of cold air that will go as far south as dallas. we'll look at that in the next half hour. >> al, thank you. >> flight from houston to germ me was diverted to jfk here in new york after someone called in a bomb threat mid flight. the plane landed safely. was directed to a remote area of the airport. more than 500 passengers were taken by shuttle to the terminal. the plane was searched by the joint terrorist task force but nothing suspicious was found. >> an investigation under way in bakers field california this morning after police shot and killed an unarmed 73-year-old man. police were responding to a call about a man with a gun.
when they arrived on the scene, a witness pointed to a man standing in the driveway. according to police, one officer fired several rounds killing that man. he was identified as francisco cerna. family members were saying he was showing signs of early dementia. it is unclear why the officer opened fire. aaron shock, once a rising star in the republican party has been officially arraigned on federal fraud charges. shock and his legal team are saying he will be exonerated. nbc blake mccoy has that story. >> reporter: moments after pleading not guilty to all federal corruption charges against him, aaron shock spoke briefly to reporters outside an illinois courthouse monday evening. >> i have full confidence in my legal team. full confidence in the good people of this community. and i'm confident that in the end justice will prevail. >> reporter: a grand jury handed out the 24-count criminal indictment including charges of
wire fraud, filing false tax returns, and allegations he illegally pocketed more than $100,000 of government and campaign funds. elected to the house at 27, the young congressman seemed to relish life in the public eye posting photos of exotic trips and famous friends on instagram and showing off his six-pack abs on the cover ofment's health magazine. that took a shocking turn nearly two years ago when a reporter exposed the elaborate redesign of his washington, d.c. office apparently inspired by the show downton abby. that led to allegations. shock resigned from congress in 2016 sighting the media frenzy surrounding him. saying he never did anything wrong. it's a message his lawyer echoed. >> aaron shock has pled not
guilty in this case for one very important reason. he is not guilty. we look forward to defending his case at trial. >> reporter: trial set to begin in early february. for today blake mccoy, nbc news, chicago. >> let's talk about football now. what looked like another blowout win for the patriots turned out to be a pretty exciting game. new england hosting baltimore. patriots taking a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter. this pass, game over, right? not so fast. ravens come clawing back. they got within three points late in the fourth quarter. then tom brady does what tom brady does. he finds chris hogan wide open. that's for 79 yards and a touchdown. patriots hold on to win it 30-23. this brady is growing on me. >> he's got a future. >> he's pretty good. >> al, you got a check of the forecast? >> you bet. see what else is going on around the country. we've got some heavier showers
and thunderstorms down to the gulf coast with some dense fog. bitter cold making its way into the plains. get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of clouds moving through the bay area, but so far no rain. we will have a chance of potty showers later this afternoon. the next storm system moving in, a big cluster of heavy rain will first move into the north bay later this afternoon.
we'll see the rain with the north bay, with the rest of the bay area getting heavy rain late tomorrow evening. temperaturewise, upper 40s to low 50s. up to 59 in the tri-valley. t's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al, thank you very much. coming up, two surprises from the defense of a florida woman accused of hiring a hit man to kill her open husband. her fate is now in the hands of the j iury. we are live at the courthouse. do robotic vacuums really make your life easier? our "rossen reports" team is trying out two popular models. but first with , this is "t on nbc.
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this morning, rex tillerson, the chairman and ceo of exxon-mobil. mr. trump calling him one of the most accomplished business leaders and deal makers in the world. but tillerson's business ties to russia are expected to be a source of debate during his senate confirmation hearings. a key hearing begins today tied to the criminal case against bill cosby. t at issue, whether 13 women who claimed the comedian drugged and molested them will be allowed to take the stand. cosby was indicted last year on allegations of a 2004 crime against a former temple university employee. in a typical trial, only the accuser of the crime in question could testify. also this morning, a florida jury is set to begin deliberations in the case of a woman accused of hiring a hit man to kill her husband. police say they captured it all on video during a controversial sting operation. but the defense argues it's a case of entrapment. nbc's kerry sanders is in west palm beach with more on all of this. kerry, good morning.
>> reporter: good morning, hoda. dalia dippolito could have taken the stand in her own defense, but when it came down to the critical decision, as is her right, the 34-year-old decided to remain silent. instead, she and her legal team hope that the jury focuses on what they call police misconduct. this morning, 34-year-old dalia dippolito's fate rests with six florida jurors. if they want, those jurors can again review the police videos of dahllia dippolito allegedly firing a hit man or later bursting into tears when police told her her husband was murdered. even though he was very much alive. at the last moment the judge deciding to allow this emotional video into the case. as the jury now knows the husband's death was fake. set up by cops. prosecutors allege dippolito's crying was all an act. but the defense team argues the video recorded by the boynton beach police department are the
real theater produced to enhance the reality tv show "cops." the police said they were aware the "cops" show was filming, but it in no way influenced their investigation. >> those videos, if you consider those videos, you know what you're doing? you are rewarding a police department for lying and cheating. >> reporter: in 2011, another jury found dalia dippolito guilty of solicitation to commit murder. she was sentenced to 20 years. but that conviction was overturned on appeal. >> you must find dalia dippolito not guilty in this case. >> reporter: now, seven years later, and after four days of new testimony, it is in the jury's hands. >> by her own words, her own actions, and her own intent. all day, every day. for $4,700 she wanted two bullets put in her husband's head. >> reporter: the state building its case on just two witnesses, both of them with the police
department. and, of course, the videos. >> we're talking about a young woman ha has a beautiful family and now a little infant boy. but i can't go into that any further other than this is a serious matter. a woman who might lose her freedom and we've got a police department who's predatory, who's manufacturing something that isn't there? >> reporter: in closing arguments, dalia dippolito's lawyers revealed that she is a mother, something we hadn't heard before. how that having a baby will influence a jury decision of course is unclear. the jury is expected to begin deliberating later this morning. hoda? >> kerry sanders in west palm, thanks so much. "dateline" will have more on this case friday night at 9:00, 8:00 central, right here on nbc. let's get another check of the weather from mr. roker. >> we are taking a look at our friends out west. the pineapple express is going full tilt bringing in that moisture all the way from hawaii. and it is going to start raining. it's already starting just a bit.
but look at this. by thursday, some areas may pick up five to seven inches of heavy rain. you add the snow melt. we have flood watches for northern california. this system comes onshore bringing snow on friday from bismarck, minneapolis, on into omaha. we are looking at an icy mix through central illinois. then as we move into friday and saturday, snow for chicago, detroit, we've got an icy mix moving into the northeast. snow into boston. look at these snowfall amounts over the next several days. we've got snow stretching from the west coast all the way into the east, especially around the great lakes, chicago. you've got upwards of possibly six to nine inches of snow continuing. and it is just going to continue to make its way further to the good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. ahead of that storm system, king tides return today. 10:06, highs of about seven feet. we'll also see highs about two
feet above normal for tomorrow as well as thursday. we'll also get some heavy downpours on thursday with some gusty winds. we're looking at highs in the mid to upper 50s for the next few days in san francisco, clearing out for the weekend with cooler air moving in for the inland areas we may be tracking patchy frost on saturday morning. >> don't forget, get that weather any time you need it on the weather channel. >> all right, al, thanks so much. just ahead, how well do they work? >> good morning. i'm jeff rossen. coming up, it is the battle of the box. the vacuum box. they promise to clean your house with the touch of a button, but how w
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we are making a mess. >> this feels so wrong! so wrong. >> reporter: dirt. that's a cup of dirt. cereal. >> exactly 100 cheerios. >> reporter: even a bag of pet hair. now introducing robots that will do the work for you. two of the top models on the markets. the dyson 360i and the roomba 980. both small but powerful machines that claim to clean an entire floor of your home. okay, so you can see this living room is filthy but there are a few spots we'll really be looking at. like under the couch. such an annoying place for us all to vacuum. we've stuck dirt and pet hair under here. we want to see if the robots can get under the couch. both robots say they can transition between hardwood floors and carpeting. we have filth on both. one other spot, here in the corner where grime builds up in all of our homes. both of these robots are round. i want to see if they can get in
there and get that. first up, the new dyson. advertising two times the suction power of any robot vacuum. >> there it goes! it made it up! it went from the hardwood to the carpet pretty easily. >> reporter: things were going pretty well. >> yes! stuck the landing. >> reporter: but soon the dyson, it's so tall that it can't get underneath this couch. then, more problems. stuck on the ledge. it does not like these tassels. it keeps faulting and stopping. it just shut off. each time he reset it and get it back to work. but -- it keeps happening. >> another fault. >> reporter: again. >> this ledge again. >> reporter: and again. >> fault. >> reporter: 12 times. after five hours, including two hours of mandatory recharging, we finally call it off. the room is definitely cleaner, it sort of got that dirt in the corner, but it missed some spots, too, like all that filth under the couch. question is -- will the roomba
do any better? we bring in a new identical carpet and drop the same amount of dirt, cereal and pet hair, including under the couch and in that corner. >> it's filthy. >> reporter: time to let the roomba loose. >> look at that roomba go. it's been about ten minutes and already half the carpet is done. >> reporter: so far, so good. >> impressives, right? right under the couch. >> reporter: the roomba is almost half done with the room and hasn't faulted once. >> the roomba is going to town on that filth we put under the couch. it is rather cathartic watching a robot do your work. >> reporter: even on hard to climb surfaces like that ledge. it is getting all the dirt. after 2:42 minutes, including a recharge -- the room bra ba is cleaning and automatically returns to the base. it pushed the rug out of the
we way. overall, the room pretty clean. the maker of the roomba telling us the 980 is their most advanced and effective robot vacuum to date. dyson telling nbc news, at this stage, it has not been engineered to clean specific sections of the room. including designated spillage. dyson calls it a maintenance cleaner and advises people to tuck away carpet fringes and generally clear the floor area. adding, dyson engineers are continuing to improve it. a battle of the bots to save you time and grime. >> by the way, these robotic vacuums, they don't come cheap. the dyson 360i costs nearly $1,000. the roomba 980 runs nearly $900. >> wow. it takes so much time to clean a room, even if you get the right one. >> they're loud, like a vacuum when you're there in person. i think the key is maybe to leave and go to work and come home and hope for the best. >> there's something wrong if you're lying on the couch
watching it where you could get up and actually vacuum. >> that's how i do things, matt. >> what do you have tomorrow? >> tomorrow morning we have another great holiday gift task. tomorrow we are talking about kitchen products. so many gadgets out there promising to make your life easier from cleaning your microwave to cooking eggs like that in this little device you can deshell hard-boiled eggs. do these products really work? that is tomorrow right here on "today." we'll make it nice and easy in the kitchen. coming up, it is your chance to help sir elton john make music videos for some of his biggest hits. we'll explain. and emoji alert. tamron's in the orange room with
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sure, you could sit around all night waiting for a pizza to be delivered. but wouldn't making it yourself be a lot more fun? it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. it is time to turn it to the orange room where tamron is in for carson. we're talking emoji. >> just quickly, al, matt, do you use emojis? i know hoda and i do. >> sometimes. bitmojis more. >> these are cute. i think these will change the way we communicate. big news for us iphone users out there. apple just released a software update. hundreds of new and redesigned emojis. one of the biggest updates you'll see, the addition of 16 new professions.
some of them include, the astronaut. the farmer. the i.t. person and the singer. but i think the singer looks like bowie. i'm thinking this is homage to bowie. apple has had several animals out there but they've added these. shark, the fox, and the temple owl is what i call that one. it is just an owl but i am a temple grad. of course, we can never get enough food emojis. an avocado, a croissant. can you believe they just added bacon? why wasn't bacon there before? >> how do you not have bacon? >> how do you not have bacon? other newbies sparking chatter are the selfie, the clown -- i thought we cured ourselves of clowns. and the shoulder shrug. even if you aren't a big emoji user, prepare yourself. an agency in london just posted a job opportunity for the first ever emoji translator. emojis could be coming to an office near you. i like the gecko, too, hoda, look! that's for you and kathie lee. >> what is it?
>> booze. champagne specifically. >> that will get a lot of use. >> i just avocadoed you. >> tamron, thanks. >> coming up just ahead, the >> coming up just ahead, the hilarious keegan michael key. he is here. looking at him makes us laugh. >> he is the shrug girl. and, pentatonix are also here. hey! ♪ this is for you. did you really? didn't have too! ♪ getting the gift you almost kept for yourself? now that's a holiday mini miracle. and it's easy to create your own at walgreens... with 50 percent off the gifts of the week, just around the corner. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy. the full value of your totaled new car. the guy says, "you picked the wrong insurance plan."
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i'm gonna use this picture on sketchbook, and i'm going to draw mustaches on you all. using the pen instead of fingers, it just feels more comfortable for me. be like, boop! it's gone. i like that only i can get into it and that it recognizes my fingerprint. our old tablet couldn't do that. it kind of makes you feel like you're your own person, which is a rare opportunity in my family. (laughter)
good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. watching for chances of rain, especially in the north bay moving in. the storm track still on with heavier rain expected to move in late tomorrow evening and into the day on thursday. during that time we could have very heavy rain and gusty winds so we start out this evening with mostly cloudy skies, spotty rain. also spotty rain into the day tomorrow. once again, the bankrupt of the storm hitting early on thursday morning. we keep those temperatures in the 50s, but it all clears out as we head toward the weekend with highs only in the low 50s. let's head to mike for an update on the commute. >> a slower drive, still, a sig alert in san francisco. that means extended closure for a couple lanes up there. southbound 280 at 101, a major injury crash involving a motorcycle. i'm going to say i think those
lanes have cleared in the last few minutes. slow in both directions south of 280. over in the south bay, a smoother flow of traffic in your northbound routes. that's your commute direction. just over the last few minutes, we've seen recovery. still slow north 280 approaching winchester. still one lane blocked by a crash. a quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza as we look over here, we see the fast track lanes and cash lanes to the right jammed up. left approach looking lighter as it has over the last few days. a nice easier drive off the maze. still smooth down the upper eastshore freeway. happening now, a tense standoff in the south bay ended peacefully about an hour ago. police say an armed mannerly this morning barricaded himself and his 6-year-old daughter inside a home. you can link to the latest on our twitter feed. this morning investigators are expected to provide an official cause on the deadly oakland warehouse fire. yo president-elect donald trump makes a controversial nomination
♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up newly nominated. president-elect trump makes it official this morning. tapping exxonmobil chairman and ceo rex tillerson for secretary of state. why his most important cabinet choice yet is already proving to be a controversial one. then picking the perfect present, the new advice from researchers when it comes to giving gifts this holiday season. don't try so hard. we'll break down the new rules to make your holiday shopping a breeze. and spreading a good cheer. ♪ >> grammy winning acapella sensation pentatonix swings by
studio 1a for a live performance that's sure to get you in the holiday spirit. today tuesday, december 13th, 2016. ♪ >> girls holiday trip in new york city. >> good morning to my mom wendy in phoenix, arizona. >> celebrating our 40th birthday, it only took three years. whoo! ♪ ♪ >> hello to our kids in austin, texas. >> hey, grandma, we are on "today." >> merry christmas from washington. whoo! ♪ we're back now, 8:00 on a tuesday morning. it's the 13th day of december, 2016. got a nice crowd on a morning that's a little bit chilly, however, you listen to al, this is nothing. >> oh, yeah. >> nothing?
>> the deep freeze is coming, baby. it's coming. there is a woolly mammoth on your front lawn. >> looking forward to that. >> not. >> savannah is busy enjoying time with her little baby and i actually got a cute text during the show of her and charlie watching, we talked to her on monday. we know everybody is doing great. >> savannah is the subject of a really nice piece, it's in the hollywood reporter, so be sure to check it out. look at that beautiful picture. >> too smart to fail. >> that's what we're talking about. >> i love that. >> savannah, hope you're doing well. let us get started this hour with headlines. here is the news at 8:00. i'm peter alexander. this morning at the white house president-elect trump in an e-mail praising his secretary of state pick this morning, rex tillerson. calling him the embodiment of the american dream. early this morning trump also tweeted, i have chosen one of the truly great business leaders of the world. still tillerson and specifically his relationship to vladimir putin are certain to come under
intense scrutiny. >> this morning donald trump announcing his most important cabinet choice yet, tapping exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson as his secretary of state. despite tillerson's lack of diplomatic experience trump has touted his pick as a world class player. >> he does massive deals in are rugs, massive deals for the company. >> the president elect dismissing bipartisan concerns that those business ties to washington and tillerson's relationship with vladimir putin could make his senate confirmation contentious, but some republicans, including marco rubio and john mccain, have already expressed concern. also this morning nbc news has confirmed former texas governor rick perry has been tamd as the secretary of energy. russia's alleged meddling in the u.s. election, with growing bipartisan support for a congressional investigation. >> the key to this is to try to find out what the russian's
intentions were. were they intending to change the outcome of our election? if so, it's very serious. >> top trump aides dis 34ised the entire controversy as politically motivated. >> i think a lot of the democrats who are pushing this are clearly bitter that they lost an election that they thought that they were going to win. >> reporter: late monday trump abruptly postponed a planned news conference scheduled for this week intended to lay out how he will wall off his business interests from the country's interests. that announcement now set for january. trump tweeting overnight, even though i'm not mandated by law to do so, i will be leaving my businesses before january 20th. turning his company over to sons don and eric and other executives. back to that rex tillerson pick, this morning former defense secretary robert gates endorsed the choice with a statement that reads in part, he would bring to the position vast knowledge, experience and success in dealing with dozens of governments and leaders in every corner of the world, adding, he is a person of great integrity
who is only goal in office will be to protect and advance the interests of the united states. among the real questions going forward now, can tillerson translate that deal making experience to alliance going. we will wait to find out. back to you. >> thanks, peter. we've been talking about this all morning, that, a tick blast is getting ready to hit. it is expected to bring bone chilling temperatures and howling winds to tens of millions of americans. nbc's ron mott is in chicago this morning. hey, ron. >> reporter: good morning. cold is the word of the day. it will be the word of the day tomorrow, the word of the day thursday, friday, saturday, you get the picture. it is very cold here. right now pleasant compared to what it's going to be. we are in the low 20s now, the temperatures are going to start to fall today, they will fall all day, we bottom out between 5 and 7 degrees. bundle up temperature. temperatures overnight wednesday into thursday, thursday into friday will be below zero. well below zero with very dangerous wind chills and if all that weren't bad enough we are expecting to see some snow toward the end of the week, that
new system out west in the pacific northwest will start bringing snow and ice and it will blanket 12 plus states. this is going to increase the chances of a white christmas for a lot of places and that's good news for the little kids, not so good news for the bigger ones. hoda. >> all right. thank you. we also have important recall information to tell you about this morning. quisinart is recalling 8 million food processors because the riveted slicing blade can crack and break into your food. so far 30 cases of mouth lacerations or damage to teeth have been reported. 22 different quisinart models sold between 1996 and 2015 are affected. the problem blade can be identified by those four rivets. if you have one stop using it and contact quisinart for a brand new blade. for more on the recall go to our website at today.com. a police officer in el paso, texas, is lucky to be alive after a run in with two suspected drunk drivers.
dash cam video shows the officer performing a field sobriety test on one driver last friday when suddenly he pushes the man on to the side of the road. the officer had spotted a car speeding toward them, but he did not escape farm, he was hit and violently thrown in the air. remarkably the officer suffered only minor injuries. the female driver that struck him has been charged with dwi. wow. >> luckily he is okay. up next, still trying to find that ideal holiday gift? we're revealing the actual science behind picking the perfect present. plus why sir elton john is asking you to make his newest music videos. and joy is here with a plan to undo the damage when you eat or drink a little too much at all those holiday parties. but first these messages.
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well this here's a load-bearing wall. we'll go ahead and rip that out. that'll cause a lot of problems. hmm. totally unnecessary and it triples the budget. we'll be totally behind schedule, right? (laughschedules. schedules. great, okay. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi® double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back: 1% when you buy, and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double. 8:11. it makes it a really good time to "trend." ladies and gentlemen, we have a special guest at the table this morning. keegan michael. >> let me tap my notes. like a walter cronkite. >> we'll talk about the movie you're in. you understand "trending"? >> like the social media?
>> yeah. >> listen, kids, i don't know. >> have you heard of the twitter? >> you see the twitter? do you watch the scandal? that's another network. so sorry i said that. >> how you doing on your holiday shopping? >> i'm doing okay. i'm a gift card guy but this year i'm going to try to break out a little more. more actual tangible things. >> like? >> here's the big thing. there is a very important person in my life that want the fingerless gloves but then the pull the mitten over. my best friend is my notes app on my iphone. i now just follow my girlfriend. any time she says anything. it is the easiest way to do it. >> did you read this? if you're scrambling and you are stressed out, "the new york times" talked about gift experts. they say the best advice boils down to four simple words. don't try so hard. most people are happy with something quick and easy. other tips -- don't aim for the big reveal.
don't be ashamed to regift. you ever regifted? >> i have re-gifted. i may have re-gifted even 25 minutes ago. there was somebody, i was like, this bagel's for you. >> let the recipient do the work for you. in other words, forget the surprise. if they drop a hint and say something, take out your notes app on your phone and jot it down. >> just take a catalog, dogear a thing -- bloom. >> i have something for you. perfect gift. look no further than the pony-up daddy. it is a saddle you strap to your back to give your child a fun run. >> don't you have one of those? >> we don't call it the pony-up dad. >> we actually have it here. >> like this here? this is for all of my god kids.
what is happening here? i got to suck it in. that might not be big enough. is this for a smaller man? this is for a jockey. a jockey being a pony-up daddy. first, you know who invented this? a chiropractor. why would we encourage children -- how do you get that thing on there? i got to get it on tam. all right. basically, it is a girdle. it is a male spanx but it has -- come on, hoda. >> wow. and then it took an ugly turn. >> i'm getting good support. you see? i take that back. >> then you kegel it. >> by the way, your line wasn't lost on me. give someone a ride. hopefully a kid. >> so wrong. >> we need some advice. you might be the perfect person. we need some advice for an awkward situation.
tell me this if ever happened to you. you are in a relationship with someone, it is new, and they turn to you and say "i love you" for the first time. that's great, except you don't love them back. so what do you say? >> here's what you do. you just go, i'm just -- i'll use tamron. i'll use tamron. she says i love you to me. oh. that makes me so very happy. you can be happy because you enjoy -- you can be super happy for a really long time and not be in love with somebody. you can just go, that's -- or you do this one. >> i love you. >> sorry, what? sorry, what? -- then the best thing to do is if you feel like the relationship is moving in that direction, just get a nice pair of wireless headphones. hmm? >> no habla english.
though you've been dating them for weeks. >> tamron, you have "popstart!"? pony-up daddy! >> don't say that. first up, keegan's got a new movie. he stars as the right-hand man to a tech genius name laird. we love each other. in this clip laird is bummed after failing to win the approval of his girlfriend's dad. >> i need you to take me to them right now or i am going to burst. >> no. >> how did you respond? >> i was blind-sided, man. i didn't know what to do. i challenged him. i started calling him dad. >> oy vey! >> that's the reaction you can have when someone says "i love you." >> how many tales dkes did you
that? >> maybe four or five times. but james is a good sport. he's really a sado-masochist. >> matt will talk to your co-star, bryan cranston, in the next half-hour. >> what? >> he didn't want to be on the set with you. >> that's typical. i'll just keep reading your book. two of the biggest divaspla one fantastic selfie. the ladies posed with their kids, mariah and her twins. look closely. that's blue ivy with a fan in front of her face. meanwhile, mariah's teaming up with lionel ritchie for a joint tour next week. presale tickets go on today, mariah and lionel. >> that's a "today" show
concert. moving on, elton john bringing together undiscovered talent and some of his biggest hits. he's teamed up with youtube to create music videos for benny and the jets, rocket man, tiny dancer. those songs were released before the rise of music videos. the competition is time to mark the 50th anniversary of elton's partnership with bernie. finally, the most adorable reaction to the golden globe nomination, one of this year's break-out shows is "stranger things" on netflix. when the show got nominated for best tv drama, they did not hide their joy. >> from hbo, "stranger things." >> yeah! yeah! >> that's what you call excited. >> can you just tell mr. kee
what was happening in the makeup room this morning? >> oh. we were in hysterics watching your substitute teacher. crying. laughing. people were walking by going what's so funny. tell me. substitute teacher. yours. come on. we loved it. >> let's see. let's see. well, the only person at this table who seem to have a regular name is this one over here, tamron. i got tamron. i can't even say this name. ho-day? this ones. al. finally, man. thank you for cooperating! that's what i do. >> this is ridiculous! >> you feel me? >> i got my eye on you. i got my eye on you. we could go to war. i'm for real. >> all right. thank you so much. >> no, i'm serious. i know the whole skit. good luck with the new
movie. >> say hi to bryan for me. i can have the pony-up daddy? that's good. because the support is good. >> come back tomorrow for "trending." al, you have a check of the weather? >> you want to do weather with moo he? come on. let's do the weather. >> you want me to stand on this side? >> no. you hit the buttons. boom. you got that frigid air coming -- did your grandmother have a frigidaire refrigerator? you can see it is very chill. >> it is super chill. really relaxed in the midwest here. super chill in minneapolis but it feels like minus 5. down here des moines at 21 with a windchill of 11. in chicago 15. but -- what's this? high pressure front? these are big high low pressure bringing in the cold air all the way to the east. cleveland not so good. upper michigan, meh.
23 degrees in rochester new york. >> you know about lake-effect snow. bear creek, kalamazoo. look at that. cleveland, gary, jane good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a lot of cloudy skies and some milder air moving in. we'll be up to 59 in the peninsula at the tri-valley. a lot of clouds, only a few peaks of sunshine. light rain, make sure you're prepared. we'll start to see moisture streaming in especially in the north bay today and the rest of the bay area getting heavier rain by tomorrow. we'll continue to track that along with some gusty winds for thursday morning commute. >> that's your latest weather. hoda? >> all right, thanks, al. this morning on "joy to the world," "today" nutritionist joy bauer shows us what happens when
we overindulge during the holiday season. >> holiday parties are a blast. but can often leave you feeling less than jolly. let's take a look at what happens to your body on overload. holiday excess. the more you eat and drink, the more your stomach expands. this causes uncomfortable pressure in your stomach and on neighboring organs. when you swallow and sip, your stomach fills with air producing acidic juices to break everything down. so what's the result? uncomfortable acid reflux, distension and gas. salt. holiday foods are filled with salt. sodium causes your body to hold on to water, leaving you puffy and bloated. excess water moves in to your blood vessels, increasing blood pressure, causing sweating, headaches, and puts a strain on your kidneys. sugar. sweets send your blood sugar sky high and prompts your pancreas to release insulin.
insulin can release other hormones leaving you sleepy and sluggish. alcohol. ever kick back a few too many cocktails at a holiday party? the next morning was your mouth dry? were you dizzy? did you have a headache? alcohol causes dehydration, adding insult to injury when you could already barely crawl out of bed. >> all right. i'm joined with joy. it is time to undo the horrible damage that we do not only during the holiday season but sometimes just during a normal weekend. we want to undo it. it is possible? >> yes. everybody needs to have in their back pocket a one-day detox plan. that's what we're going to go over. >> first of all, you say wake up and exercise. >> yes. there's three rules. first rule is wake up and exercise. the reason is because exercise helps us to press the reset button so we don't allow a one-day splurge to turn into a full week splurge. also, you get those mood boosting endorphins. you sweat off some of the uncomfortable bloat. there is a new study out of
university of michigan and it shows that if you exercise after over indulging you prevent inflammation and abnormal glucose response that people normally exhibit. >> no matter who bad you feel, hit the gym. >> 45 minutes. it could be a brisk walk. first thing in the morning, a brisk 45-minute walk will do the trick. next up, drink plenty of water. sounds counterintuitive because you feel so bloated but the more water you drink, the more water, fluid and salt you will flush out of your system. you are going to deplaflate puffiness. >> carbs. >> first with the water, ten cubs a day. you got to do ten cups a day. cough gffeugffee and tea are fi. rice, potatoes are not evil, but there is a chance we went way overboard when we indulge so i think it is a good idea for one full day. >> we woke up in the morning, exercised. now we'll break down our meals.
>> for breakfast, you're going to have scrambled eggs and vegetables. if you could do egg whites, even better. the protein in eggs -- egg whites are only 17 calories a piece. could you have unlimited amounts. revs your system, stabilizes your blood sugar and it gives you brain power. the vegetable combination, go in your fridge and throw in any leftover vegetables -- tomatoes, mushrooms, onions. that has water and fiber and the combination of the protein and fiber helps give you staying power. >> let's get to lunch. then quickly to dinner. >> lunch is a bloat-busting salad. lots of leafy greens. make sure you include spinach because it is loaded with potassium, a national diuretic. lots of vegetables on top. protein. chicken, turkey, fish, lentils, tofu. then teaspoon of olive oil and unlimited lemon or lime. >> the first thing we have for dinner is -- >> wait. we get a snack in between. >> just have time for a quick
thing for dinner. >> six to eight ounceses of lean chicken or fish and two couples of steamed vegetables. >>i'm ... ==topvo== a tense armed standoff in the south bay ended peacefully .. a good morning at 8:26 on tuesday, i'm sam brock. a tense armed standoff south bay ended peacefully a little over an hour ago. police say an armed man barricaded himself inside of an east san jose game alongside his 6-year-old daughter. that incident started as a type of domestic disturbance call at 1:45 this morning. it happened at a home on arthur home near story road and clayton road. other family members made it out safely before the standoff began. some neighboring homes evacuated. this all ended peacefully a little before 7:00 this morning with the suspect in custody and nobody harmed. toss it over to mike who has been watching some trouble around san francisco. mike, are things clearing up? >> the crash cleared up 101
around 280 interchange. nothing really to speak of as far as the flow of traffic. it's looking pretty good, you do have slower spots. south bay also good recovery, a crash winchester from 280. shoeds slow but not a dramatically especially on tuesday. travel times looking good. slowing south down peninsula. recovers here 101 out of san francisco, sfo to highway 2. san mateo, slow in both directions. bay bridge at night, minor slowing in the upper east shore. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, mike. that's going to do it for us right now. we'll see you in 30 minutes with more news. drive me wild ♪ ♪ i've never known no one with quite your style ♪ ♪ i'm going crazy, thinking baby this may be my chance ♪
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we're back now, 8:30 on a tuesday morning, the 13th day of december, 2016. great day to be out on the plaza because our toy drive is continuing. look who is our elf today. >> wait a minute. is that lisa rinna? >> that is lisa rinna of "the "real housewives of beverly hills." collecting toys for children in need all across the country.
go to our website, today.com, and find out how to donate. you can see lisa's show, tonight, 9:00, 8:00 central time on our sister network, bravo. >> lisa is a sweetheart. she seems to be having fun. coming up, the amazing voices that make up the amazing group that we call pentatonix. they'll perform a special song from their holiday album. then more help to make the season stress-free. this morning, mail order treats for every person on your list. >> nice! as we mention, we'll catch up with bryan cranston. but first, mr. roker, you got a check of the forecast. >> let's start with today. we've got more wet weather and some dense fog down through the gulf coast. bitter cold making its way into the plains. cold front bringing snow from central illinois, indiana and on in to ohio and parts of the northeast. moving on in to tomorrow, we are looking at wet weather down through northern florida. heavy rain and snow moves into
the pacific northwest and northern california. lake-effect snow taking effect throughout the great lakes. arctic air making its way through the northern plains. that's what's goi we may have scattered showers across the bay today, tropical moisture that will become heavier late tomorrow evening and into the start of the day on thursday. also some gusty winds expected on thursday. we're also watching for flooding in low-lying areas. it all clears out this weekend with much cooler temperatures. weather. matt. brian cranston picked up a gold be globe nomination for his portrayal of president johnson in all the way. now his latest movie "with him" that's the question his
character asked after meeting his daughter's new boyfriend played by john franco. >> on christmas day i'm going to ask steffy to marry me and i'd really like your blessing. >> the answer is no. >> dude, i know i sprung this on you, my bad. let's just back it up, all right. >> all right. >> why don't you give me a few days to win you over, okay? and by christmas morning i promise you're going to be calling me son, i'm going to be calling you dad. >> i don't think that's going to happen. >> well, i think it's going to, dad. >> don't. >> dad, come on. >> don't call me dad. >> don't call you dad. >> i am not your dad. >> well, i mean, you're going to be my dad. >> no. no. >> what, dad? >> okay. now you're playing with me. >> all right. >> brian, how are you? welcome back. >> immigrate. >> i want to talk about that in a second. congratulations golden globe nomination, i think it's your 234ered. >> no. >> feels good? >> feels great. you wake up in the morning and
someone taps you on the shoulder and says guess what you were recognized for "all the way" which i played lyndon johnson and it was important and i relished the opportunity to do it on stage first and in the movie. >> you said that's important and i read an interview you did about this movie "with him" and you said it was the most fun you have ever had making a movie. so let's hit the brakes there and just stop and talk. why? >> because your job is to go to work and laugh and to make others laugh. >> it's still a job. >> it's still a job. >> still movie making and not always easy. >> right. right. and the hours can be long. but, you know, the idea of walking up on -- on stage and you're with a bunch of other people who are very funny and you're making each other crack up is just joyous. it's so much fun. >> he is an overprotective dad of a 22-year-old daughter and the james franco shouldn't need explaining, that's why you are overprotective. you have a 23-year-old daughter. >> yes, i do.
>> just between us have you ever not liked who she has dated? >> no. no. i've been really fortunate. >> nobody? >> no, actually no, they have all been great kids. they kind of clump together now. in our way -- you're younger than i am, but we used to have to go to the door and meet the parents and say, you know -- >> look them in the eye, shake the hand. >> and the dad says be back by 11:00, yes, of course. and then you go out on your date. but they don't do that anymore, they go in clumps and they move and then maybe two separate and -- but they don't actually ask each other on a date. >> and what happens is you find out after it's too late that they've separated. >> that they've separated. >> and they are off as a couple. >> like the separation, matt. >> there are some people who are comparing this role to a more mature version of your character from "malcolm in the middle". >> oh, really? >> are there similarities? >> i would say so, he is a midwest guy, good guy, family guy with a -- you know, a nice
job and he has an idea of who his daughter would be mated with at some point. >> mated. >> mated. >> that's what we old folks say. >> who might have a relationship with. you make it sounds like horse trading of some kind. i'm not sure that's appropriate. g of some kind. i'm not sure that's appropriate. all right. well, get passed the mating part. >> well, it is a mating game. they're -- right? >> yeah, i guess so. >> oh, come on. >> i hope it is a compliment. do you know my 10-year-old son is obsessed with "malcolm in the middle"? >> it was a good show. >> it was a really good show and it is really still holding up. you did a little cameo on "snl" this past weekend. how did that come about? >> got a call from lorn michaels. he said, are you interested in coming on? yes! yes, i love the show. i hosted it before. and it is a whirlwind. it is like controlled chaos. you look at the structure of that show and you go, it
shouldn't work. but every week they pull it off and it is fun. >> the premise, so funny that walter white comes back and he is the nominee to head dea. you didn't get any tweets from donald trump. congratulations. >> no. i want one! >> look in the camera and beg him. >> donald. please. tweet tweet. tweet tweet. >> president-elect donald. >> yes. yes. president-elect donald. you know, he was not my candidate. but he is going to be my president. and i truly hope that he does an exceptionally good job. i really do. because if that is true, he has done well for the country. that's much more important than who i personally wanted to be president. >> i think that's a good way to end. better than the whole mating discussion would have been. bryan, nice to see you, as always. thanks. "why him" is in theaters december 23rd. hoda? >> all right, matt, thanks so much. i know you haven't done all your shopping yet. it is time to hit the mall. but we'll show you the perfect
we're back with more on a stress-free holiday. mail order food gifts so you don't have to brave the crowds. >> adam rap paport is editor of "bon appetit." these will get there before christmas if you order them. right? >> they better. of course. >> start with sweet tooth. >> the texas trash pie from bud "the pie man" royer. it's got pretzels, coconut, chocolate, caramel. make sure you got a good dentist. warm it up. vanilla ice cream would work with that. hoda, try too pick that up.
come on, you got guns. that is caramel pecan apple pie. 18 apples in there from murder roy. it is insane. >> how much are these things? >> they're worth it. you can feed an army with that. >> $50. all right. >> matt, you're the healthy guy here. >> not because i love bread but olive oil. i love it. i like it spicy. >> you adopt a tree. nudo olive oil. you get three tins every order. spicy, fruity, you get to choose. you get tasting notes on the back. come every four months. >> this is for the man in your life. >> this is a sriracha man craze. peas, popcorn. jerky. little spray bottle with sriracha. >> it is so hot right now.
>> that's a good one, matt. have to hire you at bon appetit. >> hot chocolate batons. >> what? >> you swirl them in there. get your hot milk or water or maybe almond milk. dark chocolate, milk cook lat and caramel chocolate. >> it is a unique gift. >> yeah, it's cool. christmas time. >> that little stocking stuffer you don't know what to get for someone -- oats. get them oats. >> come on, matt! >> for the horse in your life. >> you get two bags of granola, spreads, bars. healthy guy. >> i don't know what squirrel is. >> come on, hoda. the coolest restaurant in los angeles. where the healthiest set goes in l.a. best jam in america right there. all sorts of cool flavors like blood orange with vanilla. you get a couple every couple months. delicious. >> chelsea market in new york
city, this is very cool. a tin of cookies. then edible markers for the can i kids to decorate. >> that's genius. this is a perfect one. >> movie night in america. movie tin from nuts.com. >> if you had to choose one of those candies for the rest of your life -- >> it wouldn't be the chocolate covered raisins. >> you kidding? those are the best candy ever. >> i like nuts. i like chocolate and nuts. >> i'm between the raisinettes and twizzler bites. >> all right. milk duds and malt balls. that's for the kids. watching "home alone" or something. mom and dad need a little something else. this company does their own wine. you get your olive oil, your red wine. you guys are good to go. you guys don't mess around. haven't even had breakfast yet. >> the blueberry rhubarb
squirrel jam is the best jam i've ever had. that's incredible. >> merry christmas. watch the dress. for more on these mail order foods in our ultimate gift guide, go to today.com/shop. watch this. john, you with me? up next, i'm going to get a little olive oil. get ready. little more olive oil and the sweet sounds of pentatonix. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. acapella sensations pentatonix have two grammy awards and have sold more than 5 million albums in the u.s. alone. >> they are out with their third holiday album, "a pentatonix christmas." tomorrow they have their very long hour-long special, we are
happy to say, right here on nbc. good morning, happy holidays. nice to see you. >> thank you. >> we were just talking. it's been five years since this group has been together. try to get your arms around it. talk to me a little bit about what's happened over those five years. >> it's been such a whirlwind. there's been a lot of highlights. the grammy was definitely something that stood out. having our own special is another one of those pinch-me moments. definitely. >> how about singing with dolly parton? i felt like you were with us early on. now we get to see you. how does it feel to be recognized on the street and for this to be a real thing? >> i mean -- >> amazing. >> it is such a dream come true. something you dream about as a kid but you never think it is going to actually happen. now we get to live it every day. >> five years together. this is your third holiday album. something about holiday songs in this group seems to go pretty well together. >> what are you going to sing for us today? >> we're going to sing "god rest
ye merry gentlemen." >> pentatonix, take it away. ♪ god rest ye merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay remember christ our savior was born on christmas day ♪ ♪ to save us all from satan's pow'r when we were gone astray ♪ ♪ oh tidings of comfort and joy comfort and joy ♪ ♪ oh tidings of comfort and joy ♪ ♪ ♪ god rest ye merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay remember christ our savior was born on christmas day ♪ ♪ to save us all from satan's pow'r when we are gone astray ♪ ♪ oh tidings of comfort and joy comfort and joy ♪ ♪ oh tidings of comfort and joy ♪
♪ god rest ye merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay remember christ our savior was born on christmas day ♪ ♪ to save us all from satan's pow'r when we are gone astray ♪ ♪ oh tidings of comfort and joy comfort and joy ♪ ♪ oh tidings of comfort and joy ♪ ♪ >> woo! >> pentatonix. they are back with more. and you can catch their christmas special tomorrow night. where? >> on nbc. >> on nbc! y'all were awesome, you guys. thank you. back with much more in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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surpassed their initial goal by contributing more than 27,000 acts of kind in es. the needlers gets together weekly to knit blankets for cancer patients. and in massachusetts they've gathered over 300 pairs of shoes to send to malawi. keep the kindness coming. share your stories of generosity this holiday season. use the #sharekindness, guys. >> thank you so much, tamron. mr. roker's here now. little kindness to some people having birthdays. >> thanks to our friends at smucker's. first up, a very happy birthday to beverly green. this world traveler is from bal h harbour, florida. francisco antonio hernandez of christmas, florida. he's got 20 grandkids, 30 great grandkids and 1 great great
grandkid. happy 100th birthday of fanny aiezenberg. who are ras alan rix. celebrating 100 years. he and his wife have been married 80 years. dorothy likes to keep busy by solving puzzles. elizabeth green from canton, georgia celebrating her 100th birthday. tell us about somebody in your life who's celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary. head to today.com/celebrates. don't forget, include a picture. >> love that. could we sum up this last half-hour? bryan cranston, olive oil and pentatonix. how much better can it possibly get? >> wait. are you giving that away? >> got something to do with the next hour. >> "freebie friday" is coming
we're just getting word about some kind of shelter in place in the south bay. good morning. it's 8:56. i'm kris sanchez. we're getting word about some sort of shelter in place in south bay. milpitas telling people to stay inside their home or stay clear of the area. a drive between spring valley and north temple, three blocks from william burnett elementary school. police not indicating why they have issues at shelter in place.
if you're in that area, stay where you are. watch us for updates. a cause for deadliest fire in oakland city history. people lost lives 11 days ago. the news conference scheduled this morning at 11:00. pet suratos in oakland. you can check twitter for updates as well. right now on our facebook page you can see somber memorial held by oakland firefighters last night honoring victim of deadly warehouse fire. it's tough for them, too. we're also following aftermath of two house fires this morning, one in castor valley and the other in union city. all the latest information on our home page.
this morning on "today's take," want to get your hands on a hatchimal? we're giving away the hottest toy of the season. stay tuned to win. and presents for you understand $50. and fun with the fonz. tv icon henry winkler our co-host. perfect! coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this sh "toda"today's take," li studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, welcome to a tuesday morning, december 13th, 2016. we are so happy that henry winkler is back. i even made some more cold brew for everybody. >> yes! cheers! >> good morning. and to you. >> yes. al makes cold brew coffee which is the new trend.
like you go a lot of places, they have the cold brew. what's in yours? a secret recipe? >> i add some chicory to it so it is a little new orleans style. some cinnamon. little clove. vanilla. >> how long did it take to you make this? >> the actual cold brew takes about 24 hours, the coffee concentrate. then i make a simple syrup. >> there is a camera above our head? >> you never knew that? they get the shots right over there. >> oh, hey. hi there. >> that's our cold brew. it's delicious. takes 24 hours. is there a machine? >> well, no. there are devices. but there's nothing other than putting it in, taking ground coffee, putting cold water in it, letting it sit. and then you -- it drips into a -- >> if you don't have that thumb, if you don't have that instinct, this is honestly the best coffee i have ever had anywhere in the world. >> do we have ourselves a new business, folks?
>> i don't think so. >> can i -- >> we're doing a segment on it. >> 20 seconds. you sit at home. then you get a call. they say, hey, would you like to co-host on the "today" show? you go, yes, that sounds like fun. then you think, oh, my goodness, i'm panicking now. i've never done that really and how am i going to be and how am i going to fit in and how am i going to be accepted. i just want to say to you out there, these two human beings have made me feel so at home. i feel like i have been here forever and i wanted to say thank you. that i went from panic to joy. and that's all i have to say. >> we love henry winkler. >> we love you so much. >> that's just the truth. i with a is thinking bgs th ini when i woke up this morning. i wanted to say that. >> is this something you could get a hatchimal for? >> my grandchildren want to have this toy! >> you, unfortunately, are not eligible for this. but it is now -- we've decided
"freebie friday." we can't wait until friday. we can't. so this morning we are going to be giving away the hottest toy of the season. hatchimals. not just the hatchimal. >> not just that. >> what else? >> a $500 gift card to toys arous. my first job at age 15 was toys'r'us. >> you work at toys'r'us? >> yeah. my first job. i worked in it the plush section at toys'r'us in bet fodford. i was 15. lied on the application. and i worked. >> i lied on my first application. >> back then they didn't check things. >> working at shop rite. >> how old were you? >> i was 13. i said i was 15. >> i was forced to work at my father's office. you will come with me, i will give you like 50 cents for the day and you will file. >> you were in the filing cabinet -- >> i was in a filing cabinet. being dyslexic, i had no idea what the alphabet was. still looking for letters since
1962. >> who got the last laugh? >> what's so amazing, you hear about these toys. your kids say they want them. then they're sold out. how do you hear about them before? >> i think there are people who watch the trends and look for these things. don't you worry at home, weaver's got you covered. i was looking at your social media last night. at the white house. really? >> got invited to the white house christmas holiday party. >> you met missthe mr. and mrs.? >> it is like us and 600 of their closest friends. >> look at that couple. there's katie couric. >> who is going to be hosting while savannah is away. the tradition of course that gingerbread house. >> did you eat any? >> i ate a little bit of the west wing. it was fantastic. >> take a little with you? >> had a good time.
henry, you weren't here. tamron -- tamron had lost her tree. >> i didn't lose it. >> it was lost in shipment. >> i ordered -- >> she always gets an artificial. >> i like different colors. last year was hot pink. this year the viewers said turquoise but i couldn't find an inexpensive one so we went with grey. basically ombre. so the tree after al roker taught me what tracking is -- do you ever track anything? >> we do. we track a lot. i track my grandkids. we have a chip in them. >> i into you what tracking was. i just never had to implement it -- anyway, federal express saves the day along with treetopia. ladies and gentlemen, i'm almost done. >> almost done? >> i'm not quite done yet. that's the tree. i have to put a foo you more bows on it. i've got get more in there this weekend but it is like my
obsession. i love christmas trees. and now i'm treepd to bprepared next one for next year early because they're all on sale. >> go on the street and get somebody's discard -- >> i donate for the shelter i work with. you're just saying grab an old -- >> what the heck? go for it. >> i'm very happy. the tree is almost done. >> growing up in new york city, i lived in -- before we moved to queens we lived in a project that was predominantly jewish. so we would hear dradle and things like that but there were no hanukah songs. then adam sandler, of course, creates a -- and you are in the hanukah song. >> are you? >> i am. >> yes. let's listen. ♪ guess who eats together at the carnegie deli arthur fonzarelli.
goldie hawn's half jewish put them together what a fine looking jew. >> so i called adam and i said, you know what? i just want to thank you for putting me in your song. he said, would you like to be in the water boy? i said, can -- yes, i would. >> and boom. there you are. >> and there i am. >> you weren't sure. you were doubting henry. >> i was trying to think of the scene. there you are. i guess, also, so here with al, then i stare at you. you just say these kind things about us. but it is like being magical next to you. >> he's henry winkler. >> you are so sweet. >> i like being here. >> guess what? >> "love actually" is your favorite rom com. >> rom coms.
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it's proven to keep you feeling fuller longer. henry winkler, follow baby animals on twitter. tip of the day. we're back with our co-host, henry winkler. talking rom com? >> a new study confirms what many have suspected. watching rom coms makes you a better person. constant exposure to both romantic and action movies for five weeks changes college students' perspectives on different moral categories. >> if you are a parent and your college student is home for the holidays, sit them in front of the tv in front of rom coms? >> the grouch thp that watched exclusively were said to be more thoughtful and respectful. >> i liked "the great escape."
>> i've not seen that. who's in it? >> well, it's -- but steve mcqueen. james garner. you will love it. >> your favorite rom com is? >> "love actually." it is like you walk through the room and "love actually" is on. you watch it for a minute. you sit down and watch it no matter where you are for the rest of the movie. >> that young girl is now like 26. i just saw "where are they now." she's 26. >> can she still sing? >> i don't know. but this movie is shear perfection. >> you have an interesting rom com. i would not have put this in the category of rom com. >> "sausage party." herary the deal. the bun and the hot dog are in love. she gets lost and the whole comedy is about them finding each other again and him standing up for love. it is an amazing -- >> a cartoon --
>> after the first four months of going out with somebody, that is what the -- the bun gets lost. >> henry, if you haven't seen this movie, it is cartoon food that has relationships. >> yes. >> they're in love. it just makes me happy. i realize that -- it does all of the sensations on that list. that's how i feel when i watch "sausage party." >> but it is brand-new. >> yes. it just came out. >> what was it before "sausage party"? >> "bridget jones' diary." >> mine is more traditional. "deadpool. request the. >> that's a romantic comedy? >> oh, yes. that's a love story. >> i love the scene right before that when they walk in to confront and they play the dmx song. >> there's so much romance in this movie. >> what does this say about us with be mr. roker, you have henry winkler with a classic love story and you with
"deadpool" and i've got "sausage party." >> i think it confirms pretty much what everybody thought. >> i'm going o get them both on dvd. >> christmas. we're going to get them for you for christmas. another study. that's right. we live on studies here. a new study found that asking a stranger for something face to face tends to get better results than asking via e-mail. >> makes perfect sense. >> of course, first, if you ask a stranger via e-mail -- >> can i have $100? >> no -- yes. because it is face to face, i will give it to you. >> when will i get it? >> you stand by. the study also found that people tend to think of e-mail as a lot more effective than it really is, which i agree. >> i don't really e-mail anymore. now my e-mails are yes, no. i don't get into prolonged observation changes for a number of reasons. >> i write my e-mails as i would want them, in very short spurts because i'm dyslexic and i think
people don't want to read dense paragraphs. >> no. no. >> so i write in bullet points. >> that's very smart. it just keeps it -- >> concise and to the point. and can i have the $100. >> we got another story here. this man took his love of ac/dc -- >> the rock band? >> yes. and christmas love to a new extreme. ♪ thunder ♪ thunder ♪ >> he's got fireworks coming out of his chimney. that's crazy! >> is that legal? >> i guess. it is in australia. >> until about 11:00 at night. in our neighborhood, the kids had to shut their party down at 11:00. >> so you mean like the holiday lights have to go down? >> and music.
sound, mostly. 11:00, neighbors. >> really. >> there are like christmas wars out there. >> my dad passed a i way when i moved here but one of the things that i cherish i think about all the time, my dad would compete so hard on christmas. he wanted to have the best -- i would go home like, dad, he's like hiring people from across the neighborhood. come help me, come help me. >> national lampoon's christmas vacation. >> that's my dad. >> a competition where they use 75,000 bulbs. across seven acres. >> we have like the inflatable things at one point i came home and i think my dad had like six inflatable things in the middle of our front yard. >> we had a menorah with one light. >> there you go. see? but it was simple. >> we're minimalists. >> do we have a simple forecast or we got something complex? >> just before you say that, can i just say -- ace and india are -- lulu and jules.
i love you. >> those your grandchildren? >> yeah. >> that was like an awards show. we were playing the music and you got in there. >> i needed to say hi to them. >> let's play me off. let's show you what we have happening. my goodness, it is getting cold, my friends, especially over the weekend. look at this right now -- tonight, it is going to feel like 5 below in minneapolis. 5 in chicago. 22 in st. louis. then tomorrow morning, 4 in cleveland. it will feel like 5 below in green bay. 13 in kansas city. it makes its way to the east. eventually we'll be seeing teens and 20s as you get into the northeast and new england as well. we've got lake-effect snow because of all that wind coming across the open waters of the lakes anywhere from 6 to 18 inches of snow in western new york and western p.a . good morning. a lot of clouds.
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i'm not about to pay for it in my detergent. tide. number one rated. it's got to be tide we've been sitting here talking about the family members we have that need hatchimals. but we're not going to hold on to these. >> i have no bitterness. >> this is a special tuesday edition of "freebie friday." these hatchimals, the biggest thing in the land right now. come on, henry. >> you are taking it outs of the hands of my grandchildren. >> toys'r'us is also going to give us a $500 gift card. henry, come on, dude. they're waiting. come on. here we go. we've got gift cards, hatchimals. we're walking out. >> i'm walking out. >> normally we do this on fridays. it is called "freebie friday." >> what are we calling it on tuesday? >> it is hatchimal hysteria.
they don't know we have three. i will give away one, you will give away one, and i will give away another. watch your step. hey! oh, my gosh! hatchimal! hatchimal! >> hi, everybody! >> come on. okay, mr. winkler! >> okay. who needs a hatchimal? hold it. hold it. where is your mommy? is it okay if i give her a hatchimal? are you ready? are you ready? wow! >> hold it. i need a kiss. right here. i need a kiss. >> i'll give you one. >> i've got one more for you to give away. he's getting a kiss. one more. over here. >> johnny's birthday!
is it okay? is it his birthday? how old? >> 10. >> okay. do you need a hatchimal? >> yeah. >> are you going to take good care of it? >> yeah. >> are you going to love it. >> yeah. >> is it going to hatch? >> yeah. >> is it okay if i give it to him? happy birthday. >> let's go in to al roker for something special for you at home. that's right. you bet, tamron. we are giving out two more prizes on our facebook page. our viewers have a chance to win a hatchimal and a $500 gift card to find out how, visit facebook.com/"today's take." and please "like" us. that's not the only way to win a hatchimal before christmas. if you are a toys'r'us rewards member, sign up in stores through december 22nd and you'll have a chance to win a $1,000 gift card, plus a hatchimal. a new winner selected every day.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. light rain moving into the north bay area. all of us have a chance of seeing showers move through ahead of this storm system that will be moving n creating quite a bit of rain as we go towards wednesday night and thursday. right now as you step out, it's 53 degrees in oakland. san jose, 54 degrees. 49 in concord and livermore. tracking that rain, showing better coverage by later on this afternoon, so we may have a wet evening commute. by tomorrow morning, it winds down before the heavy rain arrives late tomorrow evening. we'll keep an eye on that.
let's head over now to mike for a look at the commute. >> pretty easy right now. south bay seeing a few stragglers but this is much easier than your typical tuesday but it's december. pointing towards the bay bridge toll plaza, nothing alarming but that's your last commute headed to that area as well. a live look at the coliseum shows you where there was a crash reported northbound around 66, i don't see a problem. lanes blocked around the camera but still slowing towards high street. we just had someone hit the brakes across the flat section. no incidents. it's recovering. the 101 into university, good flow. >> sometimes we are that one person. more local news in a half hour.
how beautiful is that? let's go ice skating. admit it, no matter how ahead of the game you are, you still have some people left to shop for. your child's teacher, baby-sitter, maybe hair stylist. we've got some awesome budget-friendly ideas. lifestyle expert melissa garcia is here to start us off with items under $10. >> this is the hard stuff to figure out. these are adorable. these are personalized little books that you can fill in about the person. this is super personalized. you don't have to take the time to think about the person. why you are so awesome. all the things you love about the person. we have these are incredible. jane's bakes cookies. all natural. i love how they're packaged. you don't have to worry about
wrapping. >> are they tasty? >> all natural and super tasty. you're going to love these. sticker beans. these are great for teenager, baby-sitter, little girl. little line stone bling stickers. they put them on everything from their phones to their laptops. your nieces would love, love, love these. >> these are from uncommon goods. chalkboard coasters. take chalk, personalize it, write guests' names. little drink menu. >> it is a nice hostess gift. >> under $10. >> mr. winkler is over there with you. >> melissa, how are you? >> how are you? so nice to see you. >> under $20. >> are you a sock guy? >> i am. >> you're going to love these. normally we would hate getting socks for the holidays but not if you get these. these are the socks to have. jay-z, rh rihanna loves these.
they're all under $20. my boys are fighting over these. these are amazing. these are water bottles from uncommon goods. but how smart is this? this is like why didn't i think of that. you can put your phone inside. >> but it is inside. then liquid surrounds it. >> you can put money in there, so smart. great gift. this is a great gift for anyone who takes lunch. a teacher, hair dresser. some of these had the ice pack built in already. you just pop the whole bag in the freezer. you don't need the brick. these are from built new york. this is a great gift for animal lovers or dog walker perhaps. i love a coffee table book. all about dogs. this is cute because it features dogs from the shelter and helps them find a forever home. >> we have a dog from the shelter. he was a little labrador. he grew into a great dane.
you laugh. >> then again, these are leashes. another animal lover present. this is great because it has a pouch. you can put in dog treats, your phone, keys, whatever it may be so you don't have to hold something in your hands. all under $20. >> unbelievable! >> we're going to do under $30 now. hi, melissa. i love these phone cases. >> great phone cases. this is from mega verses are. they stick on to essentially any plat surfac flat surface. say you are getting dressed in the morning, on the mirror, watch espn, the "today" show. if you want a more personalized gift, take any picture. they will put it on to the frame for you. these are such a huge hit. teachers love these. personalized stamp for a teacher. miss harrison or miss thomas. says great job. miss wilson. this is something they will
actually use. >> these look very comfy. >> these are from rising tide. scarves are 100% recycled material. keep you really warm. they are an infinity scarf. don't have to worry about how to tie it. it does it self-. proceeds also go to charity for this. >> then the tile? >> are you a misplacer? >> all the time. constantly. >> i into ed this everywhere in my life. this is the tile. you attach it to anything you lose essentially. then you download the app on your phone. if you lost your keys, just press find. it should ring. where are the keys? >> henry has them. very nice. wow. that's amazing. wow. >> found the keys. >> who knew he was a kleptomaniac. that's fantastic. melissa garcia, thank you so much. how the kindness of strangers has saved 80,000 lives and the simple way you can save lives, too, right after this.
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six months later we learned -- it was really scary and definitely life threatening. >> when we first started looking for donor marrow we started with our other daughter who is four and she was not a match. so we went to the registry and there was two. unfortunately both of them were unavailable. >> that was a hard moment for me. about a week later they said we believe we have a really good match here. then a few days after that we found out that the donor indeed agreed and she did three weeks of chemo and august 17th she had her transplant. >> and the funny thing about a bone marrow is it's kind of anticlie mack tick. it happens in the room. they bring it in and i held the cells in my hand and i looked at them and thought this so so incredible and thought this came from halfway around the world
t.'s something you regenerate. you don't have to give up to donate. >> it started by swabbing a cheek and it turned into a long life for a beautiful little girl. >> it's 100 times better to be back in our own house. >> melissa has become a full-time nurse and says support from the community has been overwhelming. >> my daughter is the bald headed girl you see on facebook or in the grocery store and to be honest, i think she's never look looked more beautiful. >> i think about our donor a lot and i hope to meet him one day and tell him from the bottom of my heart how grateful i am to him for saving our daughter's life. they've helped more than 80,000 have a chance at life. including this 18-year-old who was diagnosed and leaned heavily on the registry for finding a
donor. >> i urge everyone who is old enough to get on the registro to get on. it will safe thousands of live. >> it's incredible to think somebody out there has my blood and these cells in her and that helped her beat this terrible disease. >> i can't thank her enough for sharing her kindness towards me and i urge everyone else to share their kindness even the littlest amount that you have. >> it can be a small thing that you do every day and it can be this huge gift of kindness. >> this year we've experienced random acts of kindness, deliberate acts of kindness and anonymous acts of kindness and i think a good theme for our family this year and beyond would be to share kindness. >> we're so happy to report that
both markell and anna are doing quite heavily. her recovery has been helped by steven dwye her who also had a transplant and died his hair to support her. vis today today.com, very kind man, very smart man, al rock ser standing by. >> you ever noticed she's wearing a christmas version of colonel sander's tie? get your chicken at kfc. very nice. all right. dense fog down in the south. we're looking tomorrow, lake effect snow. 5.99. >> why are you doing that voice? >> heavy rain and snow in the pacific northwest. plenty of sunshine through the gulf although there will be some showers as you make your way into the
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at big thank you to the generous people on the plaza this morning who brought toys for kids everywhere. actress lisa rinna was our celebrity elf hauling away gifts for our toy drive. one of the wonderful companies helping us out again this year is amway. jackie, thank you so much. good to see you. >> good morning, tamron. >> happy holidays to you as well. why is it so important for amway to help out again with our toy drive? >> amway has been part of this for 11 consecutive years. we're thrilled to be a part of it. our mission at amway is helping people live better lives. causes that help children are very near and dear to our heart. in fact, we have a gift for you. >> let me know what it is. a donation of? >> we'd like to provide $25,000 to help provide holiday gifts for children across the country. >> thank you! this is fantastic. thank you to the entire amway family. we are still in need of toys for
millions of children and teens so you can certainly donate until december 23rd. if you can't be here in person, donate online, amazon.com/today. our website has all the details. thank you again. what a generous donation. >> thank you, jackie. want to thank you, henry. it is been such a joy having you. >> this has been my holiday gift. >> really? >> we have one more gift for you. take a look. we found -- there you go. who wore it better? $5.99. >> last week i was jerry seinfeld. thank you, mr. winkler. class up this joint. jackie, you are a classy lady. you, get out of here. kathie lee and hoda. >> pentatonix, one more song. >> have a great day. >> all coming up. >> happy holiday! >> we still have time?
into the day on thursday. when we will have some gusty winds and some heavy downpours into the morning on friday. but all clears out this weekend with highs in the low 50s and the same for the inland areas. now let's check in with mike for a look at this morning's commute. >> and look at this morning's commute. smooth flowing traffic around most of the bay. very mild flow, usual suspect spots. much lighter, much quicker than normal here. looking towards slowing as approach the bay bridge. most areas that were slow a half hour ago have eased up. bay bridge still has backup at toll plaza and palo ail o alto down but it's getting clear. breaking news right now. our chopper overhead the scene of a police situation in milpitas neighborhood. elementary school william burnett has been told to shelter in place. bomb officers executing a search
>> announcer: from nbc news, >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. we're so glad you're with us today for booze day tuesday. >> our favorite day. >> it's december 13th and that's i don't want to live forever. why not? if i were taylor swift, i would want to. >> you're right, if you were her. >> it's her birthday today. she's 27. can you imagine having accomplished so much? >> i'm kind of surprised she's close to 30. i always picture her in her 20s. >> think how long she's been building that career. look who's in