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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody! it's booze day tuesda also known at one of hoda's favorite days. >> what day? >> spanky tuesday. >> no! >> we have the toy drive. you have to wait for that. ♪ i'll be home for christmas >> gentlemen, he will. tony bennett. with us, too. singing another song for us later. >> his 90th birthday is honored with an nbc special. that's tonight. >> yep. >> he's going to sing a bunch of great songs, but also does all kinds of duets on this special
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tonight with -- >> lady gaga. >> and going to sing "white christmas" later for us, and also getting better with age, winning director and actor kevin costner. good friend. talks about his incredible new movie "hidden figures." >> it's not even out yet for everybody to see, but getting so much buzz. >> opening nationwide i think january 6th, but it's in some cities t. is. all right. then they're part of new york's first family of food. >> they are! >> talking about elena and anthony scotto. >> our favorite children. >> thanks for noticing. >> the gift that keeps giving. >> oh, love you guys. making our mouths water! it's the feast of seven fishes. >> fishes. got the salmon and the pasta. >> and the -- the whata? >> [ speaking in foreign language ]. >> that, too. we'll be with you as soon as we it woebl get there, you guys. >> thank you.
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>> i don't know if you happened to have missed this show the other day, you get another chance. first of all, dolly parton's second movie on nbc. i liked this actually better than the first one. "christmas of many colors: circle of love" out on dvd today. ss 13 also going to re-air december 23rd. gather your loved ones around. >> there's something about this movie, both of them, that are so terrific. you get to see dolly as a little girl growing up. >> and based on true stories of her life and this one is really heartwarming. some say schmaltzy or sent sentimental. we need heart and this is full of heart. and excellent actress. not just a singer, excellent actress. >> nettles. >> yes. does a tremendous job. speaking of giving back.
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you saw this story the other day. we van update. one of the guys from the cowboys ezekiel elliot celebrated jumping into the salvation army klgtss in the end zone. like, hey, planned that, boom. a rule in the nfl, no celebrating or they fine you. officials threw the flag, unsportsmanlike conduct, but the nfl confirmed he did not be fined, and that's something that, i guess, the commentators and nfl will have to discuss for a long time. the great news is, from the second he jumped into the kettle, and the 12 hours that followed, donations to the salvation army went up 61%. $182,000, everybody. >> i think people forget. if you don't pass a kettle on the street you don't think about it. all of a sudden they looked, said, oh. look at that? they went online. >> i think it's awesome. and by the way, thanks to all of you as well. several hundred more of our good gifts sold. they completely sold out.
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>> kathie's book. >> all the more money for the great -- such an incredible organization. >> all the money from kath's book goes to salvation army. we were going to talk about it today but we can't, it sold out. >> that's very cool. >> "america's got talent" aired a special. heidi klum showed off a hidden talent as a singer. sang a duet with sal -- >> i remember that guy. >> yeah, on our guys sell all panel. but something went terribly wrong. >> oh. ♪ and think of all the boys i've loved and kissed ♪ >> santa buddy and hurry down the chimney tonight ♪ >> oh! ♪ santa, baby, just forget a little thing ♪ a ring ♪ and i don't mean the one on the phone, santa, baby ♪ ♪ so hurry down the chimney tonight ♪ >> you all right? ♪ hurry down the chimney tonight ♪ >> wait.
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good for her. what a pose! kept going. >> wait a minute. i want to see it again. >> cynical journalist! >> wait, wait, wait. okay, wait a second. wait a second. okay. >> hoda! >> just -- we need the seconds before she twirls. i love heidi. told on. let's see before. no. do it from the beginning again? oh, that really did. >> she hurt herself, but a total -- >> just look at her eyes. the eyes were like -- something's happening. did you see it? >> yes. it's called singing on national television for the first time. >> no, no, no. that wasn't it. it looked like -- here we -- go. >> maybe because of the spin. >> maybe it was. she did seem to land hard on her -- >> she did. more than that. that's not how you land. it's how you get up, baby. >> uh-huh. by the way -- look at simon. everyone freaking out. >> nobody ran to her to pick her up! [ laughter ] >> you're right. >> yes. they go -- >> everyone looked at each other. >> how about a little hand? >> by the way, cool about that is, i don't think the show was
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live. they could have redone it, and she ssaid, no. >> i like that about her. >> this will warm the cockles of your heart. you think you're the only one with clooams over there? amy schumer brought christmas to her dad early. revealed instagram she bought back the family farm they lost. >> he dad had m.s. when she was 12 years old and her dad had a farm. because of his illness, he couldn't tend to the crops and showed video her wandering through the corn fields. >> ended up bruankrupt. >> ended up bankrupt. she made enough money, captioned this, we lost the farm when we lost everything else, but today i got to buy it back for them. >> that makes me cry. that is so sweet. >> and post add picture facetime of her breaking the news to her dad and she said, you know, she believes her dad's illnesses have affected her relationships. >> of course.
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>> and said everybody i meet, i'm like yeah, he's cool, but would i push him around in a wheelchair? would i want him to push me jie go there pretty quickly. >> i'm sure. you and i were blessed with great fathers and you do measure every other male in your life by -- are they as good as my dad? >> you're absolutely right. >> hardly anybody ever measures up to that, baby. >> and even in her movie "trainwreck" the father figure played, had m.s., too. >> colin quinn. >> continues to pay tribute to her dad. >> this guy we all have the hots for. >> who? >> prince harry. >> even 240e some of us could be his grandmother. >> whatever. >> getting serious with megan markel according to amanda. who lives for this stuff. >> what happened? >> stop the presses. >> ready. >> he drove her to the airport yesterday. >> amanda's convinced that you have a rock solid relationship if you either drive your loved one to the airport or pick them up from the airport.
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>> yes. >> right? amanda, is that the case? >> it's a huge deal. >> says it's a huge deal. by the way, look how good amanda looks. you look good. >> no idea she'd be on-camera today. >> you do think that -- >> it's a huge deal. someone dropping you off? you got to sit through traffic and luggage and -- i mean -- >> a labor of love. >> they're going to get married now. that's it. >> a sure sign for amanda. >> independent outlets reporting harry perntly escorted her to heathrow airport. when he's with you, you probably have a lot of -- >> five security guards. very romantic. >> she flew to toronto there for the weekend, and there she srnlgts whis. >> what do you think, kath? >> i really try to stay out of other people's lives. it's not helpful. and i don't have the fascination amanda does, then again, i'm half her age, and i don't give a rip anymore. there were probably times when i did. probably cared about everything. i'm still not over brad and angelina breaking up. the one thing that did affect me this year.
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i just wanted that family to be okay. >> you know what? you're right. another beginning. a beautiful wedding video of michael phelps, got married to nicole johnson. look at him getting ready for -- this is his wedding video? wait a minute. is his shirt off? >> wait. it was. >> now, i want to see more. ♪ >> oh, i love -- i love the beach thing. ♪ >> . >> it's a little too intimate. i'm sorry. >> oh, i -- oh -- ♪ >> it's like a music video t.
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is. >> directed by filmmaker taylor chean. >> like a movie -- yeah. the trailer. held a sayre known in front of 50 friends and family members in beautiful cabo san lucas. >> hard to get a picture of people kissing. it always looks weird. don't you think? you try to get the right photo. i don't know why i'm remembering my wedding pictures, but every picture looked crazy when it came to the kiss part. >> well -- [ laughter ] >> there's a reason for that, hoda. >> it was weird. i remember thinking, oh -- >> next time do you it, if you do it, don't do it on a beach. all right? okay? we want to give a shout-out to jill. we are -- jill martin. we love her. she is ditching her cell phone. challenging herself to live without the phone ten days. >> did she do this? >> she did this once before. >> can we hear? >> -- on this journey and give up something that you feel will make you better going into the new year.
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so this is getting locked up. love you guys, miss you guys. see you on the back end. >> she did this already. >> well, she's doing it again. >> doing it again. we're doing it again! >> she went all the way to another part of the world by herself and doing this. while she's there, she's also going to be teaching underprivileged children. so, you know, she's a great soul. >> think about what you might want to ditch for ten days. wine? >> no. >> anyway, go to klg and hoda, let us know. >> what you're giving up. okay? he's gorgeous, charming, talented, and a sweet guy. the ultimate hollywood movie star, everybody. >> kevin costner will open our eyes to some "hidden figures" eyes to some "hidden figures" coming up after this. we rely on our courage. the kind of courage that shows up when we need it... and when cancer is least expecting it.
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very hearty crowd out there for us. >> indeed. >> kevin costner became a hollywood mega star for powerful performs in the 1990s, "dances with wolves" won him an academy award. >> and "field of dreams." >> "body guard." >> with whitney. now starring in "hidden figures" based on the story of three african-american math geniuses. >> we had a moment to sit down and talk about it. >> there it is. atlas. what's your name?
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>> katherine gobel. >> are you a spy, katherine? >> am i what? >> i said, are you a russian spy. >> no, sir. i'm not -- russian. [ laughter ] >> welcome back. so glad you came. i had a chance to see the movie yesterday. hoda hasn't been able to yet and, oh, my gosh. love, love, love it. i had no idea these women existed, and they so deserve to have their story told. tell everybody about it. >> they do. so much of what we have is lost or not told, and so much of it's -- a lot of our history is shameful, some embarrassing but it still makes up who we are and where we can get to, where we need to get to and this story "hidden figures" is about this story, three women. starts out of with a little 8-year-old girl who is in college. in college, literally and blowing the room away. >> back in the '60s? >> you realize she touched. gifted. her gift leads her all the way to the point john glenn says i'm not going unless the smart girl tells me i can.
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>> yes. and what i was really moved by was the fact they were not just african-american women, but they were, they were women trying to break into this totally patriarchal group of nasa -- all look like you. white, the crew cut. >> and called something else that also charmed me, which is called computers. long before we had computers, the women who were adding up, the men adding up, they called them computers. >> uh-huh. yeah, and, of course, they were segregated, but somehow, you know, the cream gets to the top, and really that's what we need to be about in "hidden figures." i think it has that level of inspiration that you realize. >> it does. >> that you can get there. the problem is, with us, when we hold people down. that will always be our problem. >> a lot of that. >> you pick your projects carefully. every time you come with a project there's something about it. you learned about this story when you read the script. so what was it about it right away that you said, yeah, i'm in. >> i didn't say yes right away. interesting enough. i thought it was really good.
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i thought my part was very schizophrenic and had to bring it up, hey, man, i'm -- he got real quiet. i've offended him because he's also the writer and said, look, i couldn't get the rights to the guy i wanted. it's based on three different people. i said, there you have it. maybe even this guy out? pick one? kind of -- make some sense of it. and that's what we did, but i -- i felt that the movie had some gold dust on it. i just thought to myself -- you know, it didn't -- you know, it didn't need me, and the guy said, i do need you. i said, let's work on this part, to make him meaningful. i think it came off that way. >> totally. yes. >> to make it real to people who obviously don't know these women, katherine johnson was given the presidential medal of freedom by president obama, something named after her at nasa. you really get the feeling these were real women. one is still alive? >> yeah. they're special, and why are we so sprourprised? >> yeah. >> why are we so surprised
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constantly, and people have these talents, and i mention it right off the top. this little girl. you realize you're touched by god. >> all three of them. >> and they were. and they got there, and -- when we finally -- when we finally come to terms with putting people on the, the same level, there's no end to what we will accomplish. >> yeah. yeah. >> yeah. it's going to be so inspirationalal. a lot of awards talk. i know you don't like 20 talk about that. >> yeah. you don't go into them thinking about that. i wasn't even sure who this dude was. the idea maybe it's rounding itself out and people are having that kind of talk, that's really pleasing to me. >> it really is interesting, too, that you introduced the very first, real computer, and they were doing everything by hand on -- on big boards and calculating and -- amazing. >> a lot of people don't know what those are. in fact, when we finally did gelt our computer we didn't know how big it was. we couldn't get it in the door.
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>> had to knock down a doorway to get in. merry christmas to you and your family. >> thank you. >> and i was surprised taraji was not nominated for a golden globe award. she is fantastic. >> they all are. and kevin does a great job. opened christmas day and nationwide january 6th. a beautiful film. hot party looks having you out the door in 30 seconds or less. >> to the after party -
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it is brain teaser tuesday when we put your noggins to the test with a fun riddle. this coming to us from our friends at bringal.com. [ laughter ] didn't get that right. this is not going well. >> here it is. >> okay. >> you walk across a bridge and you see a boat full of people. yet there isn't a single person onboard. how is that possible? >> you walk across a bridge, you see a boat full of people. yet there isn't a single person onboard. >> how is that possible? rub your chins. >> both: think about it. >> we'll reveal the answer after the break. >> and the great tony bennett will have you dreaming of a white christmas when he takes our stage. plus, festive fashions getting you decked out for your holiday party in 30 seconds or less. >> and you go across the we asked woman to smell two body washes and pick their favorite.
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wait. what? the search is over for a new san francisco police chief. the mayor's office is scheduled to make an offical happening now, the search is over for the next san francisco chief the mayor's office will make the official announcement at 11:00 this morning. on our home page, find out who sources say the next chief is.
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and we are following developments in the deadly berlin truck rampage. police are interviewing a man in custody but they're not sure whether or not he's the suspect. read the latest on our home page. amazing video of a feeding frenzy, killer whales devouring a shark in monterey bay. we'll be back with weather and traffic after the break.
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we do have a spare the air alert in effect once again today for the north bay. air quality will be unhealthy. no wood burning today to try to stay bay. in the east bay and south bay, air qualities will be moderate. highs of upper 50s to 60s. oakland, 59. 57 in san francisco. san jose up to 61 degrees. the next storm system moving in will bring in rain to the pacific northwest. we will not see rain until the end of the week. but as many people get out there for busy holiday travel, it looks wet. now as we head over to mike, let's see what's happening for the morning commute. >> a lot of folks are doing holiday travel already. potential for some delays in the b.a.r.t. system, a smooth drive around the bay, 880 past the oakland area slowing because of the earlier crash.
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and a richmond-san rafael bridge, a delay westbound. >> that looks stopped right there. join us at 11:00 for our next newscast. we'll have the latest on the new chief of police. it's brain teaser tuesday, and before the break we asked you to solve this riddle. >> you walk across a bridge, you see a boat full of people, yet there isn't a single person onboard. how is that possible? kathie lee cracked the case! >> yeah. i don't usually, but the answer is, they're all married. >> not a "single" person on -- ah -- well if your to-do list is filled with everything but time. >> hey, that's enough. >> loved that pun. you are in luck. >> how to get dressed in your holiday attire and out the door, listen to this in 30 seconds or less. courtesy of style expert. >> both: jenae lucciani. >> does this really happen in 30
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seconds? >> absolutely. done it on this very show. i know can happen. inspired for holiday looks. it's cold outside, tired. not feeling it. >> can we put 30 seconds on the clock for dawn? all right. 30 seconds on the clock. what dawn is getting into? go, dawn, go. >> start out, of course, with the right -- smoothing bras and all that. >> spanx, yes. you're okay, you got t. do a dressy jeans look but not muffin top. >> right. >> these are from dearborn denim. >> on the buttons, smart. >> $150 for these jeans. they custom hem them for you. you go online. do their app in like five seconds. >> love the top! >> this is a great bejeweled, bedazzled tunic -- [ buzzer ] >> perfect. wait. perfect. >> dresses up the look. >> and this is adorabldorable. >> turn around, face the camera. >> oh, i'm sorry. what? >> i know.
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right? >> move it on. darling. >> it looks like -- >> love it. >> leah. you got it, girl. you ready? 30 seconds. >> i think i am. >> try it, leah. go! >> and who wouldn't live in leggings? i love wearing my leggings. dress them up for a night out. >> me, too. >> these are -- >> give it a snap. >> $60 from jcpenney, affordable, adding a flowy tunic to it. >> the flowy is totally in. >> exactly. and women like a little more coverage. >> the problem is the shoes, always. >> i know. right? the shoes. >> that's okay. >> everybody really simple pointy pumps. >> that's that -- love it. [ buzzer ] >> loving this. >> done. almost -- almost. >> right. >> you made it! >> boom. the necklace? >> can we turned around -- show you with that blazer. how cute is that? >> a statement necklace. we'll see that next. >> and the blazer. >> you look fabulous. >> it's better without the necklace, anyway. because -- >> gold and red. i love gold and red. >> hi, jen.
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oh, no pressure. everyone's done it! [ laughter ] you ready? 30 on the clock for jen. let's play, go, jen, go! >> what's really great is. >> love this dress. >> you have this everyday dress. dolman thiesleeve dress. under $100. goes to work in it, picking up the kids. want to make a date night and dress it up. add a great statement necklace. i'm actually wearing something similar, too, and i tied it, but it's a collar necklace. slip it on. also from whitehouse black market and it really makes the look. >> three -- two -- [ buzzer ] >> and one! >> you did it. >> there we go. went from day to night with this dress. isn't that fabulous? >> nice. whitehouse black market is doing so much more than black and white anymore. >> i love that store. >> beautiful. >> and maroon we love this time of year. >> and jenny, no pressure. ooh, looks like you have a lot of stuff to put on. okay. ready? jenny, 30 seconds. let's go, jenny. >> jenny is wearing a
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back-less-type thing. get the rice foundation. from nude wear a sticky bra. a bra for $38 that will stay on throughout the night. put a bando on her for morning tv. didn't want her standing here naked. a one piece a jumpsuit. >> hold up the jumpsuit. easy. >> sedona east, it's $98. >> and grab that blazer. >> and -- you got it! >> and right, yes. over her shoulders. >> swing that on. >> see how that looks there we go. okay. draping it over her shoulders for a chic look. if you want a little more of a black tie feel with the black and white. >> do you want to put it on, see what it looks like? >> by the way, these were all great, great! >> adorable. >> kath, look -- >> i know. everybody looks spectacular. >> so good. thank you. >> all great looks. >> thank you. >> all righty, from festive fashion to a feast, finally, a feast of seven fishes. >> a christmas eve spread from >> a christmas eve spread from the first
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in a few days you'll be gathering around the dinner table with friends and family to share an incredible people. >> and if there's one family that knows how to whip up a fabulous feast, it's the -- >> both: scottos. >> owners of fresco right here in new york, sharing their feast of seven fishes. usually eaten new year's eve, right? >> christmas eve. >> sorry. >> so the whole point of the night of seven fishes. seven is a very significant number. >> a number of perfection in the bible. >> and seven sacraments. right? >> uh-huh. >> and they believe that god was, created earth in seven days. so it's a very special number. >> yes. >> yeah. >> and the whole point of the fish is to kind of cleanse the body to get ready for the big meat day on christmas day. >> right. >> so even thoughs they is,
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like, an obum danza of fish. >> oh -- >> start it on obum -- >> we started with baked clams oregano. andful of ingredients. pepper, garlic, clams, oregano. i started with butter. soft butter. >> that's all right. >> so oregano. lemon juice. >> lemon zest. >> lemon zest. garlic, because that's italian perfume. [ laughter ] so -- and then we put our panko bread crumbs in there. ms. kathie lee, would you mix that up? >> okay. >> here comes the difficult part. so we have to open the clams. first, we've got to soak them in water. 20 minutes. it spits out the sand. okay? and then we have to scrub the shells. so it's all ready to go. >> it's time consuming.
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>> it's time consuming. >> but worth it, though. >> best heat them one or two minutes. >> heat them how? >> in the oven. >> in the microwave. >> stick it in, twist 2 and pop it and then you just turn this around. >> twist it. >> yeah. and then your clam is ready to go. so -- now, this butter mixture. >> yeah. >> i've put in the refrigerator. i made it nice and hard. >> ah -- like little chunks? >> yes. now i'm going to put it on my clam. i'm going to add some more panko. this goes in the oven, 450, about ten minutes, and my assistant will show you what it looks like. >> elena, a fantastic, fantastic job. >> we put it on last. >> why is that? >> so it bakes evenly. and the juices don't spill out. >> very nice. >> i've got to have one of these. they're my favorite. >> after it. i'm getting in here, too. >> this is going to burn your tongue. >> come on over here. talk a little more. come on. talk about this. >> i can't wait! >> all right.
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we can talk about this. this is a sardinian bread we make at scotto. >> paper thin? >> we make it at fresco. you can buy it. starting with seafood. clams, mussels, red snapper, shrimp. put it in here. started this already. add with a little white wine. let it deglaze, burn off a couple minutes. >> the best one i've ever had, you guys. ever, ever! >> it's the butter. >> all right. what's that? >> a little seafood stock. >> okay. >> salt and pepper. >> of course. >> and then you let that cook down about 10, 15 minutes and then add the tomato sauce. >> now, you've got whole tomatoes? >> black cherry whole tomatoes. buy it. it's not a problem. >> yeah. >> we do it at fresco. the chef does a tomato paste and then adds the fresh tomatoes. it's really cool.
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>> delicious. how long do you cook that? >> about 15, 20 minutes. >> okay. >> on the side i've cooked fregula, a sardinian couscous. >> what? >> i want to try that. >> oenly a minute. shoot. >> add this to this. hold on. that's all done. add it to this bowl. >> okay. >> then we're going to add on the bread to this, which is unbelievable. again, my chef angelo -- >> water? >> my chef thought of this idea. just terrific. >> how fun. >> add this on top. >> oh! put it right on the bowl. >> right on the bowl. >> then cook it likes that? >> we're going to seal it. >> awesome. >> and then add this -- wait, wait, wait. add to this. close this up. >> hold on. >> your assistant is coming. >> yeah. here we go. fresh out of the oven. >> 8 to 9 minutes later what it looks like. pop this open. >> what happens? >> you pop it. >> fold this back. >> oh, my gosh. get a fork! >> get after it. >> get out it. >> after it! >> how is this?
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>> go to the website recipes online. there's more! >> pasta with shrimp. >> can't even talk! >> come on. >> feast your eyes on this. legendary tony bennett, everybody. >> oh, my gosh. we're eating. >> yes. >> delicious! >> delicious! ♪ i'll be home for christ we rely on our courage. the kind of courage that shows up when we need it... and when cancer is least expecting it. courage. just one reason more of us are surviving cancer than dying from it. give now to the american cancer society.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. hoda and i are just feasting. we refuse to leave the kitchen, but you can enjoy all of this at frescoes, by scottos and christmas eve, when they make this huge feast. >> christmas eve. >> 90 years young and tony bennett is still at it, performing more than 60 years and along the way sold more than 50 million albums won 19 grammys. >> a bona fide legend and tonight marks another milestone. a primetime special called "tony
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bennett celebrates 90: the best is yet to come." >> featuring lady gaga, stevie wonder, billy joel and so much more. >> tony bennett celebrates 90. >> he took our stage earlier and left us a little christmas present. >> he sure did, singing "white christmas." ♪ ♪ i'm dreaming of a white christmas ♪ just like the ones i used to do roh ♪ to know ♪ where the tree-tops glisten and children listen ♪ to hear sleigh bells in the snow ♪
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i'm dreaming of a white christmas ♪ with every christmas card i write ♪ may your days be merry and bright ♪ ♪ and may all your christmases be white ♪ ♪ ♪ >> that's greg sargen on the guitar. ♪
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♪ ♪ may your days be merry and bright ♪ and may all your christmases be white ♪ [ sound of sleigh bells ] >> whew! catch tony bennett celebrates 90, the best is yet to come right here on nbc right after the michael buble concert special. >> so many surprises. >> you're find out who is waiting behind the red curtain,
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but first, this is "today" on nbc. the holidays don't officialy begin, until it's time to make: flaky, delicious, piping hot things. golden brown and sticky things.
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fresh out of the oven, why can't they cool things? new things, old things. and blink and they're gone, those went fast things. make the oven one of the things they're most excited to open. it's baking season. warm up the holidays with pillsbury.
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we are fortunate here at "today." we get to help make the season bright for children and fain families across this country. >> special guests to help spread holiday cheer. find out who's behind the red curtain. drum roll, please. >> yummy spoonful agatha. >> and co-founder camilla. >> what? hi! >> hello, ladies! >> oh, my -- >> hello! >> okay. we're so -- we're so happy you're both here. camilla, you kind of surprised us. >> so happy i did. >> is this part of your company? >> yes. >> tell us. >> it's a frozen organic baby food. >> uh-huh. >> without preservatives, no additives. cook the food just like you make at home. so today we're here. >> yes. >> all together. >> the main reason we're here
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today is to donate 250,000 meals to babies and toddlers around the country. >> that's awesome. >> awesome. >> that's a priceless gift. >> kath was saying often we forget that people need food during the holidays. it's not stuff. >> not only toys. they need food. >> right. it's so important, because, i mean, babies, adults, they need food. it's the most basic thing. it nourishes them. >> uh-huh. >> gosh, this is exciting. this is beautifully packaged stuff. thank you. >> we love you both. camilla, oh, my gosh. >> i'm happy to be here. >> and happy to move forward my cause. >> happy to meet you, agatha. merry christmas. >> you have until friday to donate to our toy drive. join us on the plaza or donate online at amazon.com/today. details are on the website. >> tomorrow, arnold, schwarzenegger, talks about his new hosting gig. >> and elvis duran introduces us to the next music star.
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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. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend.
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it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. hall. a news conference was scheduled to start right at we begin this morning at 11:00 with breaking news and a live look inside of san francisco's city hall. mayor ed lee and a news conference scheduled to begin at this moment announcing a new police chief. >> let's listen in to what the mayor has to say and who his pick is. >> it is my pleasure to announce that the thorough process paid off. we found a candidate that both the commission and i felt embodied what our city and our police department needs in the next police chief, and that is in william "bill" scott, the deputy chief of the los angeles police department. [ applause ]

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