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she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy saturday. calvin bradley is his name. he weighed in at 8 pounds 3
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ounces. and dylan tells us while she might miss covering snow storms this winter, hr bundle of joy arrived on his due date. we could not be happier for her and her husband. congratulations to you guys. >> the latest on the storm bringing dangerously cold temperatures to 48 million people. temperatures as low as 40 below with the windchill. >> a little later this morning, willie laces up his bowling shoes and kngoes head-to-head wh briyan cranston. they found time to talk about his new movie "why him?" his iconic role as walter white in breaking bad, and how he got to where he is today. >> will you be good if at the end of your career, people say briyan cranston, walter white? >> i think that will be the
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opening line of my obituary. you know, best known for -- and that's fine with me, yeah. >> much more with briyan cranstn just ahead, but more on the brutal unbearable cold stretching from northern dakota into northern texas. nearly 50 million people under some sort of windchill advisory or warning this morning and the storm has turned deadly. nbc's blake mccoy has more. >> reporter: round two of the one-two polar punch is bringing the coldest temperatures yet this morning for much of the country. >> it's very cold, and we're bracing ourselves for the next four months practically. >> when the chicago bears kick off later today add soldier field, potential to be subzero, their coldest game ever. they previous record, 2 degrees, set back in december 2008. >> i'm not sure you ever get used to that kind of weather, but it takes mentally tough minded people to deal with it.
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>> the bears are holding the packers who hold the record for the goldest nfl game ever, the ice bowl, 13 below at lambeau field in december 1967. this arctic blast coupled with heavy snow is having a dangerous and deadly impact. three people dead in maryland, two lives lost when this tractor trailer burst into flames after sliding off an icy bridge and jumping the barrier. another two killed in north carolina. >> it's put the fear of god in me. i'm going to go home. i'm going to stay in today. >> three police officers were injured in crashes in overland park, kansas. the weather is complicating rescues. fire and tow trucks becoming victims themselves, leading officials to urge residents to stay home. this morning's polar plunge could break records for much of the country. where people also find themselves breaking ice. >> that was blake mccoy reporting. let's brin in david price, in for dylan.
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13 below is the record. what are the chances we break the record today? >> not for absolute temperature, but we are going to have temperatures feeling like they're 14 below at soldier field. with a thermometer reading of about 3 degrees or so. unbearable out there. let's take a look at what's happening on the maps. dangerous cold, which we just heard about. this is the coldest batch of december air we have seen in about 50 years. and it's beginning to roll through. that's just part of the bad weather picture in the united states right now. in the meantime, we have sloppy weather through the great lakes, down to the tennessee valley, up through the ohio valley. and a brief warm-up in the northeast. but back to the cold air and the winter weather. look at the watches and warnings stretching all the way from the dakotas and pushing through the ohio valley and up to sections of central and western new york. it's going to be an awful day, and look how far south it goes. dallas, you wake up at 20 degrees this morning. you're only getting to a high of 32 before the day is done.
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look at the current conditions around the area. windchills, 25 below in des moines. 53 below in aberdeen. that's a look at the weather right now. we'll have a full forecast for you in a couple minutes. we'll send it back to you. >> we'll come back to you. >> to politics now, and after wrapping up his thank you tour, president-elect donald trump will now be taking some time off this holiday season to spend with his family. on saturday, mr. trump had some choice words for china and some praise for michelle obama despite her apparent slam of him earlier this week. kelly o'donnell is in mobile, alabama. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, craig. and donald trump also called the electoral college genius, saying it required him to visit so many states. we know he lost the popular vote, and tomorrow, those electors from across the country meet to finalize the election. and what we saw here is the president-elect still celebrating his victory and still willing to pick some
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fights. from the water cannon salute at the airport, to a greeting from southern belles. donald trump relished his last rally of 2016. ♪ sweet home alabama >> but he also did something unexpected. trump disputed a widely publicized comment from the first lady. >> michelle obama said yesterday that there's no hope. >> referring to this interview with oprah winfrey. >> see, now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. >> the alabama crowd booed. and trump appeared stung by the criticism. >> i'm telling you, we have tremendous hope. >> then claimed mrs. obama just misspoke. >> i honestly believe she meant that statement in a different way that it came out. >> while the obamas vacation in hawaii, the trumps will spend the holidays in palm beach. still unresolved, how the president-elect will separate himself from his business
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interests. trump's spokes woman hope hicks said in a statement, under no circumstances has mr. trump requested nor would he participate in briefings regarding the business during his presidency. with his oldest children involved in both the transition and the family empire, trump's team has yet to present a plan to avoid conflicts of interest. but hinted he is not against restrictions on speaking with his family regarding the business. still a month from taking office, but trump tweeted his way into a dust-up with china over their seizure of a u.s. navy underwater drone in the south china sea. we should tell china we don't want the drone they stole back. let them keep it. and trump's tweets add to an already tense relationship between the u.s. and china. and remember, he took that congratulatory phone call from the taiwanese president a few weeks ago and that upset the chinese. also notable what he wasn't
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commenting on, the russian hacking or vladimir putin's role in it. he said nothing about it at his public rally and it's not on his twitter feed either. >> kelly o'donnell for us this morning in alabama, thank you. other news this morning, a wedding in wittier, california, took a tragic turn saturday. a large tree fell on a group of people, killing one and injured five others. the wedding party was taking pictures under a 100-foot eucalyptus tree when it toppled over, trapping 20 people underneath. rescue crews rushed to the scene, worked into the night using chainsaws to get out the victim. a young girl remains in critical condition this morning. a final farewell saturday to astronaut and american hero john glenn. 2500 people turned out at an ohio state auditorium to remember and honor glenn. he died earlier this month at the age of 95. vice president joe biden was among the speakers. he remembered glenn was an
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ordinary american who did extraordinary things. glenn will be buried at arlington national cemetery in april. to an uplifting story this morning of forgiveness in the face of tragedy. you may remember when we first met up with michael reed a few weeks ago. he was desperately searching for his wife and two daughters after that devastating wildfire in tennessee. sadly, they all died, but this morning, michael reed now says he forgives the two teenagers accused of setting that fire. kerry sanders has our update. >> i told her to call 911 and get out. that was the last time i heard from her. >> separating from his wife and two daughters in a fire storm, michael reed and his son prayed for a miracle. >> she's got to be somewhere up there. she has to be. >> up there as in up the mountain? >> the mountain, somewhere. >> hours of anguish turned to days, until officials confirmed what michael just didn't want to believe.
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wife constnls, 12-year-old daughter chloe, and 9-year-old daughter lily did not make it out alive. we would eventually learn the wildfire that swept through the smoky mountains taking 14 lives, allegedly started by two teenagers. >> authorities in tennessee say they have charged two juveniles. >> now, in the ashes of so much grief, a remarkable letter of forgiveness. to the two teenagers who started the wildfires, writes michael reed on facebook, as humans, it is sometimes hard to show grace. we hold grudges. we stay angry. we point the finger and feel we have to lay the blame somewhere. it's human nature and completely understandable. but i did not raise my children to live with hate. forgiveness isn't in you. it is in me. i forgive you. my son forgives you. my wife and beautiful girls forgive you. we know you didn't mean for this to happen. we know you would take it all back if you could. in tho early hours of not knowing if his wife and daughter
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were alive, michael reed told me his wife had recently renewed her faith. >> he didn't save her three weeks ago just to take her away from me now. >> it is now michael reed's deep faith in this holiday season that's giving two teenagers something they could never have thought possible. forgiveness, from a father and a son who lost that most precious gift of all. family. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news. >> turning overseas now. britain's prince harry is speaking out about trying to do good in the world and how he wants to make his mother proud. we get more on that from matt bradley. >> reporter: you may know him as the playboy prince. but prince harry is cook up a new image. in a recent interview, the prince explained how he turned his mother's legacy in africa into a personal calling. >> hiv, aids, is the number one killer of adolescents across
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subsaharan africa. >> an upcoming documentary showcases his work with african hiv patients. harry now embracing responsibilities he once shied away from. the charity he help setted up a decade ago, k 0u. counseling to patients with plans to expand to other countries. >> what started was an idea of me saying i have a year off. i want to do something really constructive with my life, something that makes my mother proud. >> a legacy the prince hopes to pass on. >> for me, i have this love of africa which will never disappear. it will be there, and i hope it carries on with my children as well. >> harry's apparently in love as well. his new girlfriend, meghan markle who stars in "suits" has the british press buzzing about this passionate prince. matt bradley, nbc news, london. the university of minnesota football team will now play in the holiday bowl, ending a brief boycott protesting the suspension of players over an
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alleged sexual assault. the gophers agreed to return to the field under the condition that the ten suspended teammates would get a fair hearing. they plan to bring exposure to the issue of sexual harassment and violence against women. >> it was a tough way for bernard hopkins to end his career last night. hopkins battling in the eighth round, and then he was literally knocked out of the ring. the referee ended the fight after hopkins did not get back in the ring. he announced his retirement right after that fight. dave price back with a look at the rest of the country' forecast. we know what we're looking add here in the northeast. nice weather out west, though. >> absolutely. la la land popular, not only at the theaters but on the weather map as well. lovely out there. in the pacific northwest, a good day, too, but you're going to see two days of stormy weather a after that. dangerous cold for the upper midwest. tormey conditions from
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pittsburgh all the way down to the tennessee valley, and wet on the east coast. but that's clearing out later. that's a quick look at good morning, bay area. we are waking up to another microclimate weather alert. and that's because that freeze warning remaining in effect. the south bay right now at 33 degrees. tri-valley in the 20s. 27 degrees out to the east bay and san francisco, they are seeing a frost advisory. and that is expected to expire at about 9:00 a.m. with 41 degrees. 28 for the north bay. we'll keep an eye out on those cold temperatures. >> and that's a quick look at your weather. >> dave price, thank you. straight ahead, the highs and lows of the week, including that incredible moment when you meet your idol and you don't want to leave him. plus, the interesting way that portland residents reacted to a very rare snow day. and lar, alt or advertising.
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it's more than cash back. time to roll through the highs and lows of the week. will willie, good you're watching, i hope we do you proud. first, high praise for the two young men who truly showed the spheret of giving this holiday season. daniel medina from milwaukee was driving home from the mall with his boys 10-year-old daniel and 6-year-old dominic when they told dad he just had to stop the car. that's because they saw a man in a wheelchair trying to shovel the snow in front of his house, and they wanted to help. they all jumped into action. they spent the next 45 minutes shoveling so the man could drive to the doctor the next day. daniel called it a proud dad moment on facebook. the boys' mother uses a wheelchair and they say they hope someone would help her in the same situation. >> you and i are both dads. isn't that how we want our children to be? >> empathy. we want them to show empathy. >> our first low goes to the temperatures in portland, oregon, where they got a rare snow day this week, and if you have ever watched that show
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"portlandia" it's a lot of fun to rip the people who live there in portland, and the real life residents did not disappoint. check out this guy. made his way through the snow the old fashioned way, on a unicycle. >> this is you from last night. >> dressed as santa, with a fliem-throwing bagpipe playing the theme to "star wars." only in portland. >> only in portland. >> no doubt he was first in line to see rogue one this weekend. our next high goes to the spirits of a little boy who had a dream come true this week. nearly a year ago, this photo of then 5-year-old amauti went viral. the little guy lived in war-torn afghanistan, he was wearing this improvised jersey of his favorite soccer player, lionel messi, made out of a plastic bag because his family couldn't afford anything more. a few weeks later, messi sends
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the kid some signed jerseys. this week, life got even better. world cup organizers paid for him to travel from afghanistan to qatar, where he was playing a game. he got to escort his hero out on the field, take part in a team photo before the game, and even give the referees the game ball. he was so excited, he didn't want to leave his buddy's side. finally, one of the refs had to take him back to the sidelines. >> beautiful moment. >> yeah. >> so nice. >> doesn't get much better than that. if you're a 5-year-old kid. >> our next low comes from the world of sports, and the low standards they apparently have in building television studios in canada. take a look at what happened right in the middle of an afternoon hockey talk broadcast on the canadian network sportsnet. >> whoa. >> there goes a piece of the roof on live television. >> are you all right? >> on live television, the
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studio just fell apart. >> i thought we were attacked. >> there goes a piece of the roof on live television. >> fine here. >> it could happen. >> let's get to commercial and check this stuff out. >> no one is tougher than hockey games. after a quick commercial, they went on with the show. >> our final high belongs to the adventures spirit of an 11-month-old boy which means lion in hebrew, he went to zoo atlanta. he was dressed in a lion costume, so naturally, the kid has to see the lions, right? one of the lions was completely fascinated with him. and he kept pawing at the glass. but the king of the jungle didn't scare the little lion man. he just kept on smiling. how about that? >> i mean, that is adorable. >> our final low belongs to the frigid temperatures in upstate
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new york town of hudson. when the police there happen to find an unresponsive woman in a car, they broke into action. broke the car's window, pulled her out fearing the worse, that's when they discovered the victim was a mannequin. turns out the car's owner works for a company that makes medical training aids. hudson police say the guy was, quote, very upset by the smashed window. >> she looks real. >> their answer was tough luck, saying people need to be more careful during this dangerous winter. you're right. that is a real life looking mannequin. >> thank you to the first responders. >> that mannequin is lucky. >> absolutely. still ahead here -- >> looks like my aunt. >> your aunt michelle? >> yeah. >> bryan cranston on making the move from comedy to drama and back to slapstick humor on the big screen. you'll also learn why he and willie decided to go bowling
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bay bridge vi good morning, time is 6:26, let's start you off with a beautiful look outside at the bay bridge lights. this very chilly morning. good morning, and thank you so much for waking up with us this monday. let's get a check on how cold it is in that microclimate forecast. good morning to you. and yeah, day to bundle up. >> definitely. we are under a microclimate weather alert yet again because the chilly temperatures continue. look at the temperatures right now in the south bay. 33 degrees. the peninsula in the 40s at about 48 and the tri-valley already dipping down into the 20s. 27 degrees right now into the
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overnight temperatures, we even saw 20s until the south bay. san francisco and east bay also staying in the 40s. and i want to remind folks that we are still under that freeze warning that will remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. today for parts of the north bay, the south bay, and the tri-valley. but, out near san francisco and the east bay, there is currently a frost advisely that will also remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. today. we will definitely be warning folks to bundle up if you're taking pets out early morning for a stroll. make sure they're okay. their paws get cold too. bone chilling temperatures for the city of san jose. open multiple warming centers throughout the south bay for anyone in need. no questions asked. four centers opened at 9:00 p.m. including this one on the avenue. launches a pilot program last year. san jose opens the warming
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centers whenever there's a freeze warning. they stay open until 8:00 the next morning. >> we'll provide coffee, drinks, anything to get them warm and ian bus tokens as well. >> the other three are located at the community library, check-up branch library and washington united youth center. with the cold snap expected to linger the warming centers will remain open tonight as well. offers relief from the bitter cold to those who have few options. and nbc bay area follow-up this morning to a murder in the east bay. it's being called a hate crime. police say a third suspect is now under arrest in the murder of william simms. simms was black. the three suspects under arrest are white. police believe the killing was racially motivated. simms was found beaten, shot, and robbed outside of a bar in the area last month. police say he had no gang ties and no criminal history. the 28-year-old was an up and
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coming musician. investigators need help identifying the suspect of a robbery at a gilroy outlet store. look. these are i ammages from video surveillance. police say these three walked in and ran off with nearly $4,000 worth of merchandise. the suspects drove off in a black ford expedition. anyone who can help identify these people are being asked to call police. coming up at 7:00 on today in the bay. metallica was in the east bay last night. where they're rocking for a good cause. we get a one on one. that plus all the top stories on these microclimate forecast all coming up for you at 7:00. for now, back to the "today" show.
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your secretary of state pick, rex tillerson, is here. >> i just wanted to come by -- putie? oh, my god! >> rexie, baby! >> that's john goodman making a special appearance along with alec baldwin on last night's "saturday night live." bryan cranston stopped by last week bringing back the character he's best known for, walter white from "breaking bad."
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long before walter white there was hal from "malco in the middle" and a slew of other jobs you'd never guess. acting, though, has always been a dream, one that he's living to the fullest extent. in his new movie "why him" cranston plays a dad trying to come to terms with his daughter's new boyfriend. in one scene the boyfriend tries to woo the skeptical dad by taking him bowling. so willie caught up with bryan at bowl more to see if his form is all just an act. >> let's start with some shoes. >> i'm a size 16, but i'll take 10s this time. >> your dad ran a bowling alley? >> he did. we got to bowl as oftens we wanted to. i have to figure out a wily way of beating you. >> bryan cranston knows his way
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around a bowling alley. that came in handy for his new movie "why him" where a guy tries to win over his girlfriend's dad played by cranston. >> he builds a bowling alley in his house to appease me. >> boom, shaka locka locka. >> that kind of works on it. will yi willie, why did you make me do that? >> in real life cranston has a 23-year-old daughter of his own. >> you've never had that face-to-face thing where you had to size the guy up. >> i'm looking forward to that. i think what i would do is have a barrel next to me with some chemicals handy and just let them see it. oh, it's real, son. i can dissolve your body in seconds. okay? just remember that. when you're out on lookout point. >> walter white, the
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mild-mannered chemistry teacher turned vicious drug kingpin on the acclaimed tv series "breaking bad," a role that made cranston a household name. >> and you were in some pretty dark places, to say the least. >> yeah. >> was that a hard character to get out of? >> i didn't want to take walter white home. i wanted to go home as bryan. at the end of the day i would put a hot, moist towel over my head like a turban and one over my face and i would allow it to pull out the dirt and toxins and emotional baggage i was carrying around all day and wiped it all off. i let him at the studio. >> during five seasons, cranston won four best actor emmys. >> a lot of actors say i'm not in it for the awards, i just love my craft. >> oh, i'm in it for the awards and the money. that's -- no. >> when did you know that you had a cool amc show that had
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somehow now exploded into this cultural phenomenon? >> i think i knew when we were starting to resonate with fans is when our directional signs were being stolen. it used to say "breaking bad" with an arrow so when you're driving to the location you know where to turn. all of a sudden, they were stealing them, so that was the sign for me. >> so you know the important thing here is just to take your time and feel relaxed. >> i am hal! >> before he broke bad, cranston broke out as the dad in "malcolm in the middle" and a memorable prefame stint as dentist tim watley on "seinfeld." since "breaking bad" he has been busy playing president lyndon johnson both on broadway and on screen. >> i urge you to enact the civil
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rights bill into law. >> i'll write your movie for 1200. >> and you don't want your name on it. >> no, you don't want my name on it. >> reporter: and lending his voice to a panda. >> son? oh, my gosh, it is you! >> cranston grew up in los angeles with a father who dreamed of being the star his son has now become. >> your father wanted to be an actor? >> yeah, he was. >> he wanted to be a star. he came up a little bit short. what did that mean to you and your family as he struggled to reach that. >> oh, it was devastating. i had a very challenging childhood. it destroyed the family nucleus. he left the family. my mother was devastated. he was the love of her life and she started drinking. >> cranston's parents divorced when he was 12. their home in foreclosure, he and his brother were sent to live on his grandparents' farm. cranston didn't see his father for 11 years.
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>> i grew up a little too quickly, you know. i was trying to grab on to understand life and try to figure things out when i was just a boy. in an unusual, ironic way, my dad's desire to be a star helped me tremendously in my choice when i decided to become an actor, to become an actor. i had no sights on becoming a star, i just wanted to make a living as an actor. >> and cranston met his wife of 30 years on the job. >> perhaps the most important of your early gigs was a spot on "air wolf." >> it was a terrible show. >> you said it, i didn't. >> i did say it. i met this young lady named robin deerdon. i was a bad guy of the week week. >> like so many great love stories, starting on the set of "air wolf" as you hold her hostage. >> exactly. it's like every couple meets. >> take it easy. >> you take it easy! >> but there's a long road between the time you decided to
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become an actor and becoming this walter white guy that the world knows. >> i remembered all of the jobs, all the survival jobs. i was loading trucks, a foreman yelling, cranston, high and tight, come on, let's go, let's go. >> you were an ordained minister, as a matter of fact. >> i befriended a good guy named reverend bob and he accidentally booked two wedding ceremonies on the same day. there was no requirements necessary whatsoever. you need a certificate, and he put it into his ibm selectric dating it, ipso facto, i am a minister. my first ceremony was in a six-seater airplane over the hollywood sign. i had to go do you take john -- but sometimes i think they might be watching television and going, honey, i think walter white married us.
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>> try not to let anything -- you know. >> cranston gets in your head. will you be good if at the end of your career people say bryan cranston, walter white. that's the one character they remember you for? >> yeah. i think that will be the opening line of my obituary, best known for, and that's fine for me. yeah, i'm very proud of it. i hold that experience up with such relish and glee that i had that moment. i had that time. >> willie is a pretty good bowler. bryan's new movie "why him" will be out in theaters this friday. he has been nominated for a golden globe for his portrayal of lyndon johnson. to hear his words of wisdom for younger actors these days, you can head to today.com/sunday. coming up next week on christmas sunday, willie goes home for the holidays with dolly
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parton learning about her christmas traditions, her marriage and what it's like to still be living her dream at 70 years old. dave price back, is back for another check of the forecast. what are we looking at, good friend? >> well, let's take a look for the rest of today and into tomorrow, we're in transition. you'll wake up with stormy conditions in the pacific northwest, frigid cold begins to work its way eastward. it is going to be a painful commute in chicago. cold weather takes over and pushes as far down as the texas panhandle. we're looking at thundershowers tomorrow through the southeast and a nice day but cold air returning to the northeast as well. now, as far as the rest of the week goes, it's going to be relatively nice. early in the week we'll see stormy conditions in the pacific northwest. we'll thaw out in the midwest and see a nice warmup through sections of the south and southeast. that is a quick loo the bay area may not be waking up to snow, but we are waking up to some pretty cool temperatures in the south bay, 33 degrees right now.
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the peninsula in the 40s at about 48 degrees and tri-valley, 20s, 27 degrees. also out in the north bay, at about 28 degrees now i do want to remind folks, we are under a microclimate weather alert. that's because that freeze warning remains in effect until 8:00 a.m. on sunday for the north bay, the south bay, and also the tri-valley. and we have a frost advisory for parts of san francisco and the east bay. >> quick look at mapts my friend. >> thank you, sir. up next here, advertising in the 21st century. why bigger may really be better. that story when we come right back. mini miracle. hey! 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.
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draw people in to let them know about their new products. lately, a new trend has been taking shape on a very large scale as advertisers turn to buildings and the timeless art form to get their message out. born from the streets, advertising is sky high in cities like new york, los angeles and atlanta. where brush to building sign painters likelia mcwilliams scale space, hand crafting campaigns from companies. >> is this art or is it advertising? >> it walks the line of being art and being advertisement. it brings them both together. >> mcwilliams is one of 23 wall dogs at colossal media, the largest hand painted outdoor advertising company in the
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world. >> it's a pretty cool office. >> it's not bad, right? >> in a digital age, these modern day michelangelos receive upwards of 4,000 requests a year. the company was started in 2004. >> on average our paintings take about four days to complete. if you add in the preproduction time it's probably worth another 40 hours of work. right now we're clocking about 450 murals a year. >> it would seem as if this is a product that's taken off in terms of popularity. why is that? >> i think when technology came in and hand painted ads were replaced with vinyl and banners, a lot was lost. when you're out there, you're painting, you're causing people to be curious and advertising at the end of the day is all about eyeballs. but the value goes forever. the paintings have soul, they have honesty, they tell a story. >> but it ain't cheap. >> but it's not cheap. we're sort of like the exotic car category. when you come to colossal, you
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want something a little nicer than the everyday car. you want some hand made stitching and really nice leather and a big motor that goes real fast. >> colossal estimates more than a million people per month see the accumulation of all their walls with secondary benefits on social media. and while the costs can be slightly higher than traditional advertising, clients like lifestyle brand vans argue the benefits are worth the price tag. >> when we think about return on investment, you're going to have a hard time convincing me that a piece of paper and magazine between two stories you're trying to read is going to stick with you long term when you see those hand-painted walls. it's a bespoke one-off experience that you can only find in that specific street on that block in that area, so it comes across as much more thoughtful. >> is this street art? >> it's a context it's street art because when we go out, we put our blood, sweat and tears
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into every single one of these things we do. regardless if it's cold, if it's hot, if it's rainy, if it's windy, we're out there with the goal of making another beautiful painting. up next on "sunday today" the incredible organization that's bringing music into the lives of kids who would never have dreamed they'd be able to have dreamed they'd be able to get a chance to play the thope to see you again soon.. whoa, whoa, i got this. just gotta get the check. almost there. i can't reach it. if you have alligator arms, you avoid picking up the check. what? it's what you do. i got this. thanks, dennis! if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. growwwlph. it's what you do. oh that is good crispy duck. right now at lowe's.ift of huge holiday deals like this kobalt 35-piece double drive screwdriver set for only $19.99. us get this dewalt 20-volt max cordless drill for only $99.
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even in this even in this digital age of music, there's nothing quite like the rich sound of a piano. between the cost and sheer size it's an instrument beyond the reach of many american families. that's why one couple from missouri dealing with the loss of their son came up with an idea to make sure any budding musician who wanted to tickle the iivories could. >> inside this converted garage in st. louis, the sounds of surgery. not medical, but musical. twists and turns, pokes and prods. nursing tired old pianos back to life. donated pianos that are given away to those that want one but can afford one. >> you're excited? >> it was the untimely death of
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21-year-old art student and musician alex townsend that inspired his parents to start a nonprofit called pianos for people. and with each delivery, more than 160 and counting music in the key of happiness. >> the sense of joy is contagious. everybody is happy. everybody has huge smiles on their faces. it's just purely and simply a gift. the fact that out of a terrible loss grew a miracle. >> as pianos moved out an idea was struck. getting kids from disadvantaged communities and low income families into the group's store front studio. a school started in 2014 offering professional instruction free of charge. pianos for people has signed up more than a hundred students opening a second location at a church in nearby ferguson. are you in a position to take on the demand that seems to exist
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out there? >> we need to be able to add instructors and add teachers to take on the additional students. it is really, really important to us that this component of free never go away. >> 16-year-old royce martin quickly shot to the head of the class from zero to this in two years. he taught himself the basics but needed a piano at home. >> in order to play a real piano i have to go somewhere else. that's not really accessible to every day. i grew a lot from having the authentic people in the house. >> when it was delivered he was so excited. it happened. it happened. >> he's an enormous asset to us in terms of making the point that we were trying to make every day. that is look what can happen when you put an instrument in front of a kid. >> an instrument of change and inspiration one student, one note at a time. for "sunday today," ron mott,
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st. louis. >> this week we highlight another life well lived. craig sager. he was a force to be reckoned with in sports television. he was a man as colorful as the suits he wore, as he worked the sidelines of the nba games he loved so much. sager covered everything from the olympics to the nfl to baseball. even rushing the diamond to be first to interview hank aaron after he hit that 715th home run. but it was on the basketball court that he made his biggest mark. becoming a favorite of coaches and players alike. in 2014, sager was diagnosed with leukemia. he often would get treatment, then head straight to work. never losing his smile. never losing his sense of humor either. this year when he was honored at the espys he gave a powerful and inspirational speech about his battle. >> i will never give up. and i will never give in.
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i will live my life full of love and full of fun. it's the only way i know how. >> craig sager died thursday. he was 65. he's survived by his wife stacy and five children. golden state warriors coach -- to have a moment -- to join me in applause for a great man and a life well lived. thank you. ♪ harry's meeting clients from far away.♪
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so i never get to do this in the regular day job, but willie ends the show with some predictions for week. i'm going to do my best and peer into the crystal ball as well. torrow, the electoral college officially votes to vote trump in as the 45th president of the united states. we predict that the electoral college members just like college kids everywhere after a big test will head to the local frat house to complain how tough it was, and down a few drinks and then on tuesday, the newest members of the rock & roll hall of fame will be announced. among the favorites to get the nod, tupac, pearl jam, janet jackson and the cars, david price. we predict that whomever gets
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named to the call, kanye west will say that beyonce was once again robbed. >> good prediction. >> finally, next weekend it's the big start of hanukkah and christmas as well. we predict sunday night you will be hitting the spiked eggnog hard as you struggle to put together the kids' toys. they're more excited by the boxes than the toys themselves. and the in laws will show up for the unexpected week long visit. >> 12 hours later the broken toys. >> i would like to that my in laws are in town and i love having them. >> oh, nice move. nice move. >> we can't close without mentioning willie's favorite hollywood stars. while he's spending extra time with his family on vacation, the biggest highlight will be making snow angels with you guessed it, gary busey. those guys have to be best friends. they'll be best friends. >> no doubt. >> stay tuned to nbc this morning for "meet the press." chuck todd will be joined by
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defense secretary robert gates and hillary clinton's former campaign chair, john podesta. i have enjoyed having you this sunday morning. seyou back here after the e take a live look outside......
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at christmas in the park. good morning, your anytime now is 7:00, and we want to start you off this sunday with a live look outside. that's christmas in the park. it was another very cold night in san jose. temperatures dropping into the upper 30s. elsewhere in the bay area, it got even colder. a microclimate weather alert, easy in effect this morning and parts of the bay area continue to be under a frost advisory. good morning and thank you so much for waking up with us this sunday. ooichl vicki, and, let's get a check of the microclimate forecast. and we've got that microclimate forecast and also some freeze warnings in some area. >> yeah, there are freeze warnings and it looks like the freeze warnings right no are
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