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you know what that brings out. >> the "today" show. >> have a great day. have a great weekend. we'll see you back here a half an hour for a local news update. good morning. the ice storm, crippling and dangerous accumulations expected acro across the plains, midwest and south beginning this morning. more than 30 million people impacted. and al says it will last for days. new scrutiny. fbi director, james comey und fire. an internal investigation now launched into how his agency handled the hillary clinton e-mail probe. with the election already determined and no chance of it being overturned, where will it lead? sisters to sisters, former first daughters, jenna and barbara bush pen a heart felt letter to aliea and sascha obama as they prepare to leave the
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white house. >> we watched you grow. you listened to harsh criticism of your parents by people who have never even met them. >> this morning the bush twins share their advice to the obama girls for the road ahead. here we are. 65 years young. six and a half decades you've shared your mornings with us. what a ride it's been. this morning, the milestones and what's next as we celebrate the big 6-5 today. friday, january 13, 2017. matt savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefelle good morning, everyone. welcome today on a friday morning. we have all talked at one time or another that we are happy to be at least a small part of that history of the show. it's been a great 65 years. been a great week with you. >> i've had a great time filling
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in for savannah whose is greatly missed, but wonderful to have the opportunity to see you guys again. >> fun to have you here. >> starting with this guy, you're talking about a big storm for the country. looking at this for three days. looks like it is now happening. winter storm watches, ice warnings, we've got winter weather advisories for at least 32 million people going into the weekend and we're already starting to see the ice start to develop from oklahoma city up into springfield, st. louis, even southern illinois and indiana at this hour. here's what's happening. set up along this stationary front. cold arctic air wedging in underneath this warm air. it's a shallow layer of cold air. as that happens, we're going to watch this and the moisture falls from the warm air into the cold air. it's cold right down at the surface. so that is going to create a crippling ice situation for a
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wide swath of the country. here's what we're looking at. friday to sunday. heaviest ice looks like it's going to be from oklahoma, kansas, on into nebraska. ice accumulation amounts very light back to the east. anywhere from a quarter to a half to an inch and a quarter of ice from dodge city oklahoma city and wichita. this can be crippling. power lines down. airporting really shutdown. roads are going to be a mess. besides that, we have the potential for flooding on the warm side of this system. south central texas on into central oklahoma and back into parts of new mexico could see locally three to four inches of rain causing big flooding. the ice situation is the one we're most concerned about. this could last on into monday. >> you will keep us posted. >> absolutely. now to politics. the investigation facing fbi director, james comey, over his ag agency's handling into the probe of the e-mail server.
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this as we learn more about the timing of what he told president elect trump about unverifieds allegations gw s against him. two reports. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: meredith, good morning. the surprising announcement leaves a cloud over james comey and his agency. exactly one week before donald trump moves into the white house, the justice department inspector general says he's going to examine his public disclosures about hillary clinton's e-mail investigation. it comes as we get new word about what comey told trump on the day of his intelligence briefing last week. fbi director, james comey, tight lipped on capitol hill. senior u.s. official tells nu s news that after the official briefing he took president elect trump aside and spoke one-on-one with unverified allegations about trump's ties and allegations in russia. >> i saw the nchgsinformation.
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i read the information outside of that meeting. it's all fake news. >> meanwhile this morning bipartisan report of the independent review of the conduct nit waning months of the election. >> i think justice should prevail more than anything else. put the partisan hats aside. >> we still have the opportunity to find toout the truth. >> under strutny. >> extremely careless in the handling of very sensitive information. >> letter 11 days before the election telling congress fbi was looking at new possible clinton e-mails. discovered it was later revealed on former congressman anthony weiner's laptop. clinton's former aides praised the move, but conceded it won't change the outcome. >> can't throw challenge flag on the field and get a do over.
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>> in a statement. comey said everyone with benefit from thoughtful evaluation and transparency. several trump cabinet nominees revealed disagreements with the president elect. >> it's pretty clear about what took place here, about russian involvement and efforts to hack information and have an impact on democracy. >> general james mathis. >> have i very modest expectations about areas of cooperation with mr. putin. >> doctor ben carson tapped ahead of houtsing development. fended off questions. >> can you just assure us that not one dollar will go to benefit either the president elect or his family? >> it will not be my intention to do anything to benefit any american. >> i understand that. >> it's for all americans everything that we do. >> reporter: one unexpected
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twist. a blackout. just as mike pam pay owe was about to be asked about russian interference. the dark episode fueling own conspiracy theories even among senators. calling it suspicious. new this morning, david, a widely respected columnist for "washington post" reports trump's incoming national security adviser, michael flynn, repeatedly called the russian ambassador to the u.s. on the exact same day the obama administration expelled russian diplomats over election hacking mplts raises significant questions whether flynn violated federal law that bans u.s. citizens from any communication meant to influence a foreign government involved in disputes with the u.s., worth noting that infection news has not independently confirmed the report. matt and meredith. >> peter alexander. thank you. let's get more on the review of the clinton e-mail
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investigation. nbc justice correspondent, pete. good morning to you. james comey said he'll cooperate with the investigation. he has confidence in it. he wants transparency. just remind us what is being investigated and what isn't being investigated. >> so kbha is being looked at is public statements made about the progress of the clinton investigation, especially two actions by mr. comey. unusual news conference in july when he said that hillary clinton should not be prosecuted, but then spent several minutes criticizing she and her top aides handled e-mails then the letter he sent october 28. 11 days before the election disclosing the fbi had found more e-mails that need to be checked, calling that discovery pertinent. it later turned out that nothing significant was found. what will not be looked at is second guessing any decisions about whether to prosecute anybody. >> so what is at stake for co y comey. >> what's at stake for him is whether he made the right decisions here. whether he handled this in the right way. he's been widely kit sized for
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going beyond the normal guidelines. if you don't prosecute somebody, you leave it at that and don't get into criticizing them. also this letter disclosing the progress of an investigation while it's underway. he was wildly criticized for that. you may remember a letter from 100 former justice department officials including the former eric holder. >> pete williams. pete, thank you. >> thanks, pete. joined by chuck todd. chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, meredith. >> it's very fitting that today is friday 13th. this has been a crazy week. let's get to the 35-page dosier of allegations against donald trump. it set off a firestorm. what did we learn, chuck? >> what did we learn? i think what we learned is there may be an active investigation. that part of it has gotten lost in sort of this back and forth on the dossier, right? we know a lot more that it was given to the fbi early.
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that they got their hands on it somehow, in, perhaps, august or september. they got another copy of it after the election. but the bottom line is, this is in the fbi's hands. comey did receive this week. was asked if there's an active investigation. he wouldn't ether confirm or deny. there's been others that have claimed it. so, there's that, to me, was the news. the investigation still active. >> let me go forward to wednesday, all right? a part of this crazy week, too. we had the press conference at trump tower. supposed to be about conflict of interest. it turned into something quite different. what did we learn, chuck, about the relationship we can expect between president trump and the news media? >> well, i think -- look. donald trump sort of enjoys the chaos. jeb bush leveled a charge against him. he called him the chaos candidate. i think we now have an idea. what can look chaotic to normal
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washington, and perhaps the press corps, is exactly donald trump's comfort zone. you know, he once bragged in his book, "the art of the deal" he doesn't like to have structure at the start of the day. this is an unstructured presidency. the news media, and president trump, it will be an antagoni antagonistic relationship, on president trump's part, that he wants that. maybe it's political purposes, whatever. i think that, frankly, the press is going to have to adjust. >> it's not business as usual? >> you can't always be that way. ultimately, what's our job? we have to get information. >> exactly. i want to talk about the confirmation hearings, for cabinet nominees. you break them down in winners and losers. the winners, jeff sessions, mike pompeo and jonl mgeneral mattis. >> jeff sessions, a lot of democrats got he was too controversial to be attorney general. they had a big arguably a national campaign they wanted to
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run against him. but jeff sessions, folks were prepared. the trump transition was prepared. he handled himself well. he has bun democrat saying he's going to support him. he's going to make it through. you thought when it started, he looked like he would have a bumpy road, he's not. jim mattis, he had it really easy. he will get bipartisan support. and mike pompeo, the hardest job i thought was going to be pompeo. president-elect trump, attacking the cia. pompeo, i thought did a good job of tamping that down. it was good for morale at the cia. >> you thought some senators distinguished themselves in questioning this week. let's get to the people you thought didn't have as good a week. james comey, for the reasons we just talked about. rex tillerson and ben carson. >> i don't think ben carson showed himself to be anymore prepared than when he said himself he wasn't sure whether he could lead hud. let's go to rex tillerson. part of his problems are not in
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his control. right? the russian situation. marco rubio, in particular, took out a pound of flesh on tillerson. and marco rubio could be the person that stands between whether rex tillerson could be confirmed or not. he was afraid to tell us his views, rother than being out there and showing moral clarity. that's why marco rubio is having troubles getting around supporting him. >> get some rest. it will be crazy next week. >> we'll need the help. >> thanks, chuck. now, to a major policy change announced by the obama administration on thursday. the president is ending a decades-long protocol, that gave automatic residency for any cuban who reaches american soil. cuban nationals who attempt to enter the u.s. illegally, will be subject to removal.
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the policy change has been in the works for several months, as the u.s. and cuba work to cement changes in the relationship. the cuban government is praising this decision. an 8-year-old is being hailed as a hero for saving her siblings during a house fire. that blaze, claiming the lives of her six other brothers and sisters. kerry sanders has the latest. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the burned remains of this house are being destroyed and razed by the city this morning. this was a home to nine children. who lived here with their parents. 9 months old to 11 years old. amid the tragedy, there is the story of heroism. an 8-year-old girl who saved the lives of her two younger brothers. heartbreak in baltimore this morning. after a raging inferno ripped through the family's three-story home. >> nine children inside.
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nine children inside. >> reporter: tragically, six children died in the fire. officials say if it weren't for the bravery of one of their siblings, the outcome could have been even worse. >> we have three children, relocated in the backyard. >> she came here to do her job on earth. and her job was to save a life. >> reporter: an 8-year-old girl hailed as a hero, as he rescued two brothers. the children and her mother, katie, escaping the burning home, as neighbors rushed to try to help. >> my heart, it crumbles. every time i talk about it, it keeps crumbling because i could try to do more. my daughter said, you couldn't do more because there was too much fire. too much fire there. >> reporter: this morning, investigators don't know what caused the blaze. but they believe it was accidental. >> it's very difficult times for our office. >> reporter: maryland congressman, elijah cummings
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struggling to hold back tears. the children's mother worked for him for more than a decade. as the community remembers the lives lost, they can't help but think about the courageous young girl who witnessed the tragedy firsthand. >> i think she's a sweet angel and a hero. >> definitely a hero. >> my heart is breaking for them. i couldn't think of anything we can do as neighborhood. just pray for them. >> reporter: the two children and their mother in the hospital are listed in critical condition this morning. the father was working the night shift at a nearby restaurant when this fire began. he says there was a fire alarm in the house. apparently, that detector not enough to warn everybody here. the community here, so heartbroken, has decided to start a gofundme page. it's under the title malone house fair. they raised $98,000 so far. >> prayers for the family. >> absolutely. mr. roker, more of your
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forecast. >> quick check of the weather around the rest of the country. we're looking at bitter cold air in the plains. wet weather in southern california. we'll look at that in the next 20 minutes. and turning colder good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. much deserved sunshine in the forecast. dealing with patchy fence fog to start. 55 tomorrow.
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57 degrees on sunday is. rain returns to the forecast early next week starting on tuesday. enjoy the warmer weather and the sunshine we'll have for the inland areas. up to 60 degrees tomorrow. 56 on sunday. that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, thanks very much. not sure if you saw this. there was something special in washington. it's getting attention. president obama, surprising his vice president, joe biden, with the presidential medal of freedom. that's the nation's highest civilian honor. andrea mitchell has more on that emotional ceremony. andrea, good morning. >> it was extraordinary, matt. good morning. as they prepare to leave the white house, barack obama had a parting gift for his vice president, joe biden. also on display, the kind of friendship rarely seen between high-powered politicians here in washington. >> this has been quite a ride. >> reporter: it's a bond like we've never seen before. >> the best vice president america's ever had, mr. joe biden. >> reporter: at times, more like
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a white house buddy movie than a political partnership. >> this gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance. >> reporter: and then, a surprise parting gift for biden, who thought he was coming over for a farewell toast with the obamas. until he saw his whole family. >> for the final time as president, i am pleased to award our nation's highest civilian honor. the presidential medal of freedom. [ applause ] >> i don't deserve this. but i know it came from the president's heart. he's a truly, truly decent man. i remember, you know, when beau was first diagnosed and rushed to the hospital. he came running down the hall. is he all right? is he all right? >> reporter: after eight years,
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the bidens and obamas, forging a friendship so close, they consider themselves family. >> my family is so proud to call ourselves honorary bidens. >> reporter: in the darkest hour, the president giving the eulogy for their son, beau. >> you have a big heart, and the broad shoulders. i couldn't honor you more. >> reporter: the friendship reaching a fever pitch. widen tweeting a photo of the friendship bracelet on the president's birth day. >> to know joe biden is to know love without pretense, service without self-regard and to live life fully. >> i just hope that the asterisk in history, that is attached to my name when they talk about this presidency is that, i can say i was part of -- part of the journey of a remarkable man, who
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did remarkable things for this country. mr. president, i'm indebted to you. i'm indebted to your friendship. >> reporter: after nearly 50 years in public service, joe biden tells me he has no regrets about his decision not to run for president again. it was the best thing for his family. and he has plans for an active life after the white house. there's the cancer moon shot, teaching, accomplishing a foreign policy institute. and who knows what else for a man who seems forever young. >> i'm glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday. i was sitting there just weeping. preparing for life after the white house. the bush twins will share the touching letter they wrote to the obama girls. then a bizarre twist tied to those unverified allegations against donald trump.
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is the former british spy who wrote the controversial report now on the run? but first, this is "today" on nbc. as ceo of exxonmobile...
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rex tillerson put exxon's interests before america's i'm not here to represent the us government's interest. instead, tillerson sided with putin. with billions in russian oil deals... he opposed us sanctions on russia... ...for war crimes forced to pay hundreds of millions for toxic pollution... ...putting profits ahead of our kid's health. tell your senators to reject rex tillerson. and protect american interests not corporate interests.
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==topvo== two members of the pularay area band "tower of a very good friday morning to you. 7:26 two members of the popular bay area band tower of power are in the hospital after being struck by amtrak train last night in oakland. it happened a block from yoshi's where the band was later scheduled to perform. the victims are the drummer and the bassist. the band's manager said one of the victims was in surgery last night. a witness told us the men were in a crosswalk and the train came up without warning. no rain at least for today, right, kari? >> right, laura.
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finally, we have been waiting on sunshine. we are starting out with chilly temperatures. north bay, 36 degrees. check out the view over san francisco. it will be clearing with a high of 57 degrees expected in the south bay. and in the north bay, 58 degrees. very nice. light wind in san francisco. high of 53 degrees. and still some clouds in the approximate east bay with highs reaching into the mid-50s. we will have a nice weekend ahead. looking forward to the sunshine. make it a great start to your friday morning. how is it looking on the roads, mike? >> most of the bay looks great as far as the speed goes. bart specific 20-minute delays system wide affected by an earlier issue in west oakland. low clouds here.
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be aware and lower your speeds. >> thank you very much. another news update in a half an hour. see you then.
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♪ and here is dave garroway. >> here we are. and good morning to you. the first good morning of what i hope and suspect to be a great many good mornings between you and i. here it is, jack said, january 14th, 1952, when nbc begins a new program called today. >> it's fun to look back at that. unfortunate microphone. but other than that, a great start to the show. that was dave garroway, introducing the world to "today." and 65 years later, the program is still going strong. thanks to people like meredith vieira. here all week. >> a busy week. >> we will look at "today's" legacy a little later on.
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we will also mark the occasion by taking over today.com. we picked our favorite stories, from trending items to food and style. head to the website and check those out. and now, here's a look at today's headlines. a dangerous winter storm is getting under way. it will stretch from the midwest to the mid-atlantic, with paralyzing amounts of ice expected. people are stocking up and bracing for possible power outages. al's full forecast in a moment. the justice department's internal watchdog is launching a review of the handling of the e-mail investigation. part of it will center on james comey's news conference in july and his letter to lawmakers days before the election. the justice department issued a statement saying the review is warranted in the wake of requests from numerous members of congress and the public. and the inauguration of donald trump one week from today. securing the event is always a priority.
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the homeland security, along with members of the national guard and fema, are discussing their roles ahead of the event. there's new reports that the former british intelligence agent who put together that explosive unverified dossier on president-elect trump, has gone underground in the light of the fallout. nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely has more on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt, from a cold moscow and a story that sounds like the cold war. a spy collecting information on the man that would be president. donald trump tweeting these are phony allegations from a failed spy. he is furious. the ex-spy, who is british, is missing. there are few images of christopher steele, reportedly the author of an explosive report. the former spy, who prefers the dark. but whose cover is blown and has fled his home. he runs a british intelligence
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business, with this man. >> i don't think it would be appropriate to make comments at the moment. >> reporter: and was reportedly hired by a u.s. company, to investigate donald trump's visits to russia. >> he was the real james bond who was a case officer running one the most important deflectors and supplies of information relating to russian organized crime. >> reporter: that was alexander litvinenko. poise sop poisoned by russians years ago. he knew this world well. steele's company was responsible for a 35-page report. first commissioned by at least one of donald trump's opponents. his findings, not seen but the fbi and u.s. intelligence agencies and the president-elect. >> what we don't know about this report is who are those sources?
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who are the sub sources? what kind of faith does he have in those sources? so, that's where the problem lies. >> reporter: donald trump says allegations about him in russia are lies. >> i saw the information. i read the information, outside of that meeting. it's all fake news. it's phony stuff. it didn't happen. it was a group of opponents that got together, sick people. and they put that crap together. >> reporter: in russia, too, the kremlin spokesman told me the report is rubbish. did any russian official, any intelligence agent, gather any information on donald trump when he was in russia at any time? >> no. >> reporter: donald trump wasn't bugged? >> no. >> reporter: wasn't followed? >> no. >> reporter: have your intelligence agencies got anything on donald trump? >> i've never seen a file. >> reporter: one russian intelligence expert says trump could have been targeted. >> i think it might be possible. >> reporter: but steele's report is flawed. >> actually, has a lot of mistakes.
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a some information about the security services are completely wrong. >> reporter: the ex-spy has fled with his children, leaving his cats behind. and they're saying nothing. russian officials i've spoken to have dismissed this report. president putin's spokesman called it pulp fiction. donald trump tweeted no truth. and there never will be. but something about this, maybe fbi, bring it to the attention of the president-elect. a mystery in a world of smoke and mirrors. and snow. matt? meredith? >> bill neely for us in moscow. thank you very much. now, let's get another check of the weather from al. >> we're looking at the west coast, where it's raining. and we got snow to talk about. take a look. this is truckee, california. we're not going to look at that. there it is. there's truckee. you talk about snow.
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they've gotten over three feet in some places. but the good news, if there is a silver lining, is you look, we'll get to that in a second. you can see all of this flooding. i mean, it is washedout roads and made a mess. however, the good news is, it has helped alleviate the drought. right now, the heavy rain is to the south, from san diego into los angeles. and some of the mountains, still seeing some snow out there. but take a look what's happened. january 2016. back then, 97% of the state in drought. 43% of the state in exceptional drought. take a look at what's happened today. 58%, just 58% of the state is in drought and only 2% in exceptional drought. that's the lowest level since 2014. good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. the sun rises, and we are getting some clearing. the fog is rolling back as we
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look at dublin. absolutely gorgeous shot. it is is chill y. 36 in livermore, san jose, 40. 42 san francisco. once we get all the clear skies into the weekend, we will have a nice one headed this way. staying clear through the bay and the inland areas. >> get that weather anytime you need it. check out our friends at the weather channel. guys? >> al, thank you. up next, what do the obama girls expect after the white house? this morning, the touching letter to them from the bush daughters. that's after this. tech: this mom didn't have time to worry about a cracked windshield. so she scheduled at safelite.com and with safelite's exclusive "on my way text" she knew exactly when i'd be there, so she didn't miss a single shot. i replaced her windshield giving her more time for what matters most. tech: how'd ya do? player: we won! tech: nice! that's another safelite advantage. mom: thank you so much!
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♪ ♪ 7:41. back on a friday morning. and we're talking about the end of an era in washington. the inauguration is one week away. the obama marking the end of their life in the white house. >> what will life be like for the obama girls? few understand better than jenna bush hager. >> hopefully, it will be really terrific. my sister, barbara and i know the true privilege of calling the white house home. eight years ago, we wrote a letter to sasha and malia. and now, we wrote a new one, to let them know how proud we are. >> eight years ago, on a cold november day, we greeted you on the steps of the white house. we saw the light and the wariness in your eyes as you gazed at your new home.
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we left our jobs and traveled to d.c. to show you around. to show you the lincoln bedroom. and the bedrooms that were once ours. to introduce you to the people, the florist, the ground keepers, the butlers, who dedicate themselves to making this historic house a home. >> the four of us wandered the halls of the house you had no choice but to move into. when you slid down the banister of the solarium, as we did as 8-year-olds, your joy and laughter were contagious. >> in eight years, you have done so much. seen so much. you stood at the gates of the robin island cell, where nelson mandela was imprisoned for decades. your arms around your father. you traveled to liberia and morocco with your mom to talk with girls about the importance of education. girls who saw themselves in you. saw themselves in your parents. saw what they could become if they continued to study and learn. >> you attended state dinners,
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hiked in national parks, met international leaders and managed to laugh at your dad's jokes during the annual thanksgiving turkey pardon. all while being kids, attending school and making friends. we have watched you grow from girls to impressive young women with grace and ease. and through it all, you had each other. >> just like we did. now, you're about to join another rarified club. one of former first children. a position you didn't seek and one with no guidelines. but you have so much to look forward to. you will be writing the story of your own lives, beyond the shadows of your famous parents. yet, you will always carry with you the experiences of the past eight years. >> enjoy college, as most of the world knows, we did. and you won't have the weight of the world on your young shoulders anymore. explore your passions, learn who you are, make mistakes. you're allowed to. continue to surround yourself
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with loyal friends who know you. adore you, and will fiercely protect you. those who judge you don't love you. and their voices shouldn't hold weight. rather, it's your own hearts that matter. >> take all that you have seen, the people you have met, the lessons you have learned, and let those help guide you in making positive change. we have no doubt that you will. traveling with our parents taught us more than any class could. it opened our eyes to new people, as well as new cultures and ideas. we met factory workers in michigan, teachers in california, doctors healing on the burmese border. >> kids who lined the dusty streets to see the american president. and kids with hiv waiting to get drugs that would save their lives. >> you have lived through the unbelievable pressure of the white house. you have listened to harsh criticism of your parents by people who have never even met them. >> you stood by as your precious parents were reduced to
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headlines. your parents, who put you first and not only showed you but gave you the world. >> as always, they will be rooting for you, as you begin this next chapter. >> and so will we. >> and we -- >> that's so nice. >> we will -- i'm tearing up. it's just amazing how fast eight years go by. and how they've become these really unbelievable women. and we just wanted to make sure they knew. >> as you became an unbelievable woman, as well. >> such a nice gift that you and barbara gave them eight years ago and have now given them with this letter. >> i wrote mrs. obama a thank you letter for allowing me into her home to interview her. and being a role model, as i'm a new mom. and she wrote me back two days later the most lovely letter. this is the least we can do. >> so few people understand what those girls went through. it's a very small group. >> we're hoping to get together. >> i'm sure you will. >> jenna, that's fantastic. by the way, i think this posted online last night. carson, what are people saying?
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>> it did post online. the letter started going arnold. people loved it. a couple sentiments here. jessica writes, love this letter. from one set of sisters to another. that's all about compassion. >> hannah writing, just beautiful. these four ladies share an experience. one more. kindness always rises above politics. kids are kids and not politicians. what a beautiful letter to sasha and malia. if you want to read the letter, the full letter is at sayit.com. it's on our app. jenna, you write, enjoy college. the world knows we did. >> we're kids. and they're allowed to enjoy college. let's let them. >> great job, jenna. our best to barbara, as well. >> she wanted to be here, by the way. she's in africa. >> we're thinking about she's doing good work. >> i'm doing this. >> hey.
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good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are still watching low clouds and fog. take a look at this beautiful over san francisco you can only see the top of the trans america pyramid. clearing out. low visibility in spots in the north bay. and temperatures are very chilly. we have mid to upper 30s there. it is 40 in oakland. 41 now in san jose. san francisco, 42 degrees. heading up to 63. a lot of sun in the forecast for the weekend. tuesday through next thursday, same for the inland areas. highs reaching into the low 60s by tomorrow. 56, though, auto sunday. now let's head over to mike to see what's happening on the roadway. we have your friday light traffic pattern. a light traffic flow.
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no major problems. closure for highway 37. flooding reported. still delays for the bart system. about 10-minute delays. earlier issue a maintenance vehicles has been removed from the tracks in oakland. the toll plaza has a backup. low clouds and fog in the tri-valley. drivers are not really concerned. back to you. >> all right, mike. thanks. happening now. of unanswered questions after two members of a popular bay area band were struck by an amtrak train. the musicians are part of tower of power. they are going to be okay. a witness almost got hit and jumped out of the way just in time. an iconic restaurant is closing its doors. lefty o'douls. as ceo of exxonmobile...
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." it's 8:00 on "today," and coming up, on ice. more than 30 million people bracing for a massive winter storm, stretching from the midwest to the east coast. set to last for days. al has your forecast. plus, a special event with neil patrick harris. >> hello, hello, hello, children. >> the multi-talented star stops by studio 1a to talk about his new show, family, and his next big adventure. and the big 6-5. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we're celebrating a milestone this morning, the 65th anniversary of "today," as we look at some of the show's most unforgettable moments.
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>> to the ends of the earth today. >> the impact it's had. >> the "today" show is your connection to the world. >> and what still lies ahead. today, friday, january 13th, 2017. celebrate our birthdays on the plaza. yeah! >> mother/daughter trip to new york! >> we want to say hi to our eight kids in texas! ♪ >> hey, hey, "today" show! we're turning 65, too! >> happy birthday, "today" show! >> we're back now. 8:00 on this friday morning. it is the 13th day of january, 2017. yeah, that makes it friday the 13th. but on a much brighter note, we've got a lot of people here
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who want to say thank you to meredith vieira for a great week filling in for savannah. >> so happy to be here for the 65th anniversary. >> it's really been great. thank you for coming in and chipping in. and we've got a lot to get to today. it's our 65th anniversary today. >> and there are a couple of guys -- there are a couple of guys over there who are also turning 65 today and tomorrow. so we've got two 65-year-olds celebrating with us. >> we'll celebrate that event in just a little while. right now it's time for your morning's top stories. here's your news at 8:00. >> kristen welker at the white house, where fbi director james comey is under a bright spotlight this morning. the justice department's independent watchdog is opening an investigation into public disclosures by comey and others about hillary clinton tease e-mail server during the 2016 race. this as we're learning new information about what comey told president-elect donald trump on the day he was briefed about russian hacking into the u.s. election. this morning, new details about
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that briefing president-elect donald trump had last week on russian attempts to meddle in the u.s. election. a senior u.s. official tells nbc news, after the official briefing, fbi director james comey took mr. trump aside, and spoke with him, one on one, about the existence of unverified allegations about trump's ties and activities in russia. and director comey under another microscope this morning. the justice department inspector general looking at key decisions and disclosures by the fbi while reviewing hillary clinton's e-mail server. this morning, bipartisan support for the move. >> i do think there should be a probe. there were a lot of anomalies that happened, several things that raised eyebrows. >> reporter: clinton aides saying the damage is done. >> my first reaction was, i'm not surprised. but you know, we can't put the genie back in the bottle. >> reporter: under review, comey's statement in july, taking sharp aim at clinton and her aides for their handling of e-mails. >> they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. >> reporter: and the letter
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comey sent to congress just 11 days before the election, saying he was taking a look at new e-mails found, later revealed on the laptop of former congressman, anthony weiner. nothing significant was discovered. >> director comey, can i -- >> reporter: comey on capitol hill thursday, not answering questions, but in a statement saying, everyone will benefit from thoughtful evaluation and transparency regarding this matter. meanwhile, also on capitol hill, mr. trump's pick for cia director, congressman mike pompeo for his confirmation hearing. he seemed to break with mr. trump, expressing full confidence in u.s. intelligence agencies and their assessment that russia hacked into e-mails during the 2016 race. >> this was an aggressive action taken by the senior leadership inside of russia. >> reporter: this morning, mr. trump is on a tweet storm, slamming the leaks over russia having unverified information about him, attacking obamacare as unaffordable and vowing it will be replaced soon, and defending the fact that some of his cabinet nominees hold differing views, tweeting, "all of my cabinet nominees are looking good and doing a great job.
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i want them to be themselves and express their own thoughts, not mine." hearings for his cabinet picks resume next week. matt? >> all right, kristen, thank you very much. now a very emotional event that is happening just behind us and down the street. thousands of mourners are saying good-bye to a hero new york city police detective who became a global pilgrim for peace. the funeral for detective steven mcdonald being held over at st. patrick's' cathedral. he was paralyzed from the neck down some 30 years ago when he was shot by a teenage suspect in central park. mcdonald publicly forgave that young man. he later carried his message of forgiveness to the middle east and northern ireland. he died this week after suffering a heart attack. steven mcdonald was 59. his only child, connor, followed him into the nypd. and thousands of steven mcdonald's fellow officers are expected for that funeral. >> i've said to you a few minutes ago, that image of police officers, that always moves me so much.
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when they come out, it's just an incredible sight. wonderful guy. two members of the r&b group, tower of power, are recovering after being hit by a train as they walked across tracks. it happened last night before a scheduled show in oakland, california. and the news comes at the same time as an urgent safety warning from the nation's top railroad regulators, about the rising number of people killed while trying to beat a train. nbc's tom costello joins us with that story. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. there are 240,000 railroad crossings across roads in the country, and many of them, like this one here, are across very busy roads. and listen to this, every day and a half, somebody dies at a railroad crossing. monday night on long island, a female driver killed, her car sliced in half, after she drove past the crossing gates and into the path of an oncoming train.
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december 30th in orlando, a driver pulled to safety minutes before his car is crushed. nationwide, it happens every three hours. a car or pedestrian hit by a speeding train. 200 people killed each year. and with fewer daylight hours, more accidents occur this time of year. now, the government is out with >> if you think trains will stop if they see a car on the tracks, you're right. about a mile after they hit you. >> reporter: sarah fieinberg is the chief federal railway regulator. >> look, anyone can make this mistake. anyone can be distracted or unfamiliar with where they are. >> reporter: among the worst cases, valhalla, new york, 2015. six people died after an suv driver got stung on the tracks of an oncoming train. >> this is a little memorial i put together for lauren. >> reporter: outside of chicago, lanny wilson's 14-year-old
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daughter died when the teenage driver she was with tried to beat the train. ever since, he's been on a mission to get four-gate systems installed at rail crossings, so drivers can't drive around the gate. >> this crossing will not allow any car to go across. >> reporter: but four-gate systems are the exception, not the norm. yeah, we do not have a four-gate system here. listen to this, a train traveling at 55 miles an hour can take the equivalent of 18 football fields to stop. 18 football fields. so this can become a very dangerous game of chicken. guys, back to you. >> tom costello, thank you very much. mr. roker? >> well, right now, again, we're talking about all this rough weather in the midsection of the country, stretching into the mid-atlantic states. we have over 32 million people under some sort of winter or ice weather advisory, right through sunday. and we're going to be watching this already. we're starting to see it from oklahoma city into st. louis. the ice accumulations are going
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to be heaviest from oklahoma, kansas, and nebraska. places where we really see the big problem is going to be anywhere from ponc good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have some patchy dense fog across parts of the bay area. here's the golden gate bridge. somewhere hidden in this fog, low visibility there, highs reaching the low 50s. chilly as you step out there now, and also some low visibility in parts of the north bay, napa visibility dropped down to zero. so definitely want to be careful and take it slow as you head out. 40 degrees now in oakland. 41 in palo alto, half moon bay and san jose. we go into this afternoon, it will reach into the mid-50s. >> and that is your latest weather. of course, weather is going the play a big role in this game. the big playoff game, where the steelers are going to kansas city, missouri. we're talking freezing rain. changing to rain. but getting to the stadium, a
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real mess at arrowhead. 32 degrees. but the game will be hot. just not even used to that. sunday, 12:00 noon, the afc divisional playoff. it's the last playoff on nbc. they all go downhill from here. just kidding. just kidding. >> football fans loving that. >> thank you, al. up next, the unforgettable moments like that one you've shared with us, as we mark today's 65th anniversary. liberty mutual stood with me when i was too busy with the kids to get a repair estimate. liberty did what? yeah, with liberty mutual all i needed to do to get an estimate was snap a photo of the damage and voila! voila! (sigh) i wish my insurance company had that... wait! hold it... hold it boys... there's supposed to be three of you... where's your brother? where's your brother? hey, where's charlie? charlie?! you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you. liberty stands with you™ liberty mutual insurance
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"today at 65" is brought to you by target. expect more, pay less. we are back with "today at 65" celebrating a milestone for the show. >> we looked at how we covered the world, from breaking news to politics, entertainment and music. this morning, the legacy of the "today" show, over the last 65 years. >> here we are. good morning to you. the very first good morning of what we hope and suspect will be a great many. >> when i think of the "today" show, history comes to mind. >> we hope to do this and not get stuffy about it. we hope to get you more free and more informed. >> every morning, before my mother went to work. we would watch the "today" show, and dave garroway, and talk about the events around the world. >> to the ends of the worth
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today. >> cheers my darling friend. >> feels like all of the firsts happen on our show. >> hello, america. how is everything? >> the first visit of "today" to the orient. >> it's a great morning for a wedding. and we happen to be having one. >> rokerthon, taking america by storm. >> you feel like you have a front row seat to history when you're a part of this show. >> coming out to say hi to some of the nice people in our plaza. >> what comes to mind first is how much of a part people's lives it is. >> i hope you find them. >> help me, katie. >> appreciate it. christine and her son, christopher, among those unaccounted for. >> god bless you and thank you for your service. >> the thing i get more than almost anything else is, i grew up watching it. >> happy birthday to you. >> and that's the critic's corner for this morning. >> just a groundbreaking show, where we push the boundaries, push the limits of what we can do on morning television.
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>> it's older than i am. i'm thrilled. nothing around here is older than i am. >> i don't think you can answer that question without immediately going to 9/11. >> we have a breaking news story to tell you about. apparently a plane just crashed into the world trade center. >> another one just hit. something else just hit. another plane just hit. >> it was the moment that changed the world. a morning that changed our show. did you see the injured around you when the dust finally settled? and to this day, i have people come up to me on the street and tell me they were watching. >> people showing up to donate blood. i realized after 9/11, what an incredible impact doing this show could have. >> after the boston marathon bombing, we had a major american city, where the officials were saying to everyone, don't leave the house. the town of boston, the community of boston, more than a
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million people, when you count the suburban communities, are under lockdown this morning. i felt that in that moment, we don't know what we're dealing with here. and people are counting on us. >> i think when america went to war, desert storm. >> the war in the persian gulf is ending its third week. >> i felt in the burden of reporting that story. >> for me, it was virginia tech. one of the students, she recognized me and saw me as a mother figure. and asked if i would hold her. she was crying. and it hit me then, how powerful we are, as a broadcast. >> losing my husband to cancer in 1998, was so intensely personal. for me, being able to share that loss with an audience, gave me such comfort, ironically. words, of course, will never describe how devastating this loss has been for me and my daughters and all of jay's family.
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but i think then, doing my colonoscopy -- >> so far i look pretty clean, huh? >> very clean. >> that made me realize, wow, you can really change lives on this show. >> sometimes you don't realize that people are going through a really difficult time. and our only job is to lighten the load. make a video. make a video. and you think to yourself, if the only thing you do is lighten the load, that's enough. like, that's plenty. ♪ >> you would be most surprised to know what goes on behind the scenes. the craziness. the ten minutes before the show is on the air, the things we would say to each other. the things we would write down, to get each other going. ♪ lady from the moment i saw you ♪ >> you watch the show, it's very polished. but it's nutty behind the
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scenes. ♪ >> we run through the mornings. we go upstairs. we go downstairs. we go outdoors. we go indoors. we're all over that studio. >> a viewer would be surprised to find out how small our studio is. it used to be a bank. it's a low ceiling. i say it's like being in a rec room in your basement. >> things happen. craziness, chaos. and you kind of go with the flow. >> the best memories i have from the show, often happen offcamera. we're able to talk about each other's families and what we have going on in our lives. >> we care about one another on a human basis, rather than just how are we doing in the ratings? >> probably the incredible connections that you can't believe you would have with work colleagues. i was diagnosed with cancer. i came out of surgery, opened my eyes. and the nurse said, you have a phone call. and it was from matt lauer. first call, matt. and then, like two hours later,
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who was sitting at the edge of my bed? al roker. i mean, i think it's like -- like, it's when you need people, they're here. ♪ >> people still walk up to me on the street and sing that goofy where in the world is matt lauer theme song. ♪ where is the world where in the world is matt lauer ♪ >> things like mt. everest i wouldn't have seen without that series, or machu picchu. >> from namibia. he started skiing down the side of a sandy mountain. and we all got in a helicopter, live, and flew across and went over the water on to this island, where we broadcast the rest of the show. and i thought this, is a show like no other. >> it allows you an opportunity to dip your toe into so many
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different worlds. >> i remember going to hawaii. what do you think? ireland. the picture-perfect irish sea port. africa. magnificent, awe-inspiring. i covered olympics, all over the world. >> there we were, in the crown of the statue of liberty. almost like a movie. it was an out-of-body experience, looking at it. oh, that's me. wow. >> we had the bands playing at omaha. and the popcorn was popping in kansas. those are the things i remember the most. >> last year, we did the whole show, live from the white house. >> really a cool place. can you believe we're doing this? i'm stealing napkins at the white house. this is fantastic. ♪ >> people would miss it if it wasn't there. anchors come and go. the theme music changes a little bit. there's a variation of the sun.
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but the sun changes a little bit. things change on the show. but the show is always there. >> i can't imagine getting up in the morning and putting on the tv and "today" not being there. >> it would look nothing the way it looks right now, obviously. the way there's no monkey running around the show. but the "today" show and that name and that logo, will still be here. >> it has always broken new ground. what the next decades look like, who knows? i know the "today" show will be at the forefront of it. >> you need to build this, the orange room, to embrace where technology is taking, gathering and delivering news. >> al roker will say, here's the weather in your neck of the woods. >> people will be receiving our program in their heads. it will be beamed into their heads. so, when you wake up, we're in your head. ♪ >> however modest your household may be or grand it may be, whether you're in a hotel room
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or in a gas station, the "today" show is your connection to the world. >> we have a window in our studio. it's a physical thing. but we view it metaphorically. so did dave garroway, when he started the show 65 years ago. it is a pane of glass. but it is a window on the world. and i hope that today, we continue to do justice to that metaphor, the way dave garroway did 65 years ago. ♪ >> oh. >> wow. >> you give away the end. >> a little deep at the end. >> window on the world. >> a window on your soul. >> you want to start all of you? >> happy anniversary. >> happy anniversary. >> and two simple toasts. one, to having some of the greatest jobs in broadcasting. and, two, to 65 more years of it. >> cheers. >> cheers to the show. >> thank you. >> and to the crew and everybody that makes it happen. >> oh. >> it's a party.
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>> yes. >> here's to the crew. >> cheers, everybody. >> to the people behind the cameras. just ahead, the always entertaining neil patrick harris. but first, your local news. how is neil going to top this? huh? >> he can't. >> he may as well go home. ♪ i'm ...
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==topvo== our breaking news: a very good friday morning to you. 8:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. breaking news this morning. san jose police are at the scene of a deadly shooting close to an elementary school. police say about 6:30 this morning officers responded to a shooting on mount pleasant road between columbine drive and mille sent court. officers arrived to find the victim had already died. and so far they're only saying an adult male was shot at least once. the name of the person has not been revealed. so far police say they have no suspects. we'll continue to follow that breaking news for you this morning. the morning commute, we have delays because of b.a.r.t. earlier. how is it looking now?
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>> still delays with b.a.r.t. overall commute, south bay, peninsula, we expect to see this pattern, we're showing a little extra slowing for this friday north 101, jamming up toward broadway, the crash just cleared minutes ago from the roadway there on the base shore freeway. b.a.r.t. still has a ten minute delay for some, system wide there are problems because of an earlier issue with of a man maintenance vehicle that has been cleared up. >> i'll have another local news update in half an hour. we'll see you then.
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♪ 8:30, now, on a friday morning. friday the 13th, 2017. 13th of january, that is. we are out here with our crowd on the plaza. [ cheers and applause ] >> just a great crowd. getting ready for a long weekend. and thank you. coming up, mr. nice guy, neil patrick harris, is here. he's going to tell us -- he has his villain eyebrows up. he's going to tell us what it's like playing the villain in his new program. does anyone need help with meal planning? >> always, hoda. >> well, you're in luck.
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jenna and joy are about to teach you how to make that chore really fun. >> i like that you're just the setup person for that. by the way, can i say it's been so much fun to have you here all week? >> yes. yes. >> love it. >> and meredith made time for us this week. she has other things going on, including, we're about to brag, being the executive producer of a documentary called "tower." it is getting oscar buzz. >> wow. >> knock on wood. thank you. >> an incredibly sad but you say inspiring event also. >> it was the first mass shooting at a college campus, 1966, the university of texas, austin. but it's really about the hope and the humanity that was on display that day. in the midst of the horror. you will meet people who were there, witnesses, survivors, real heroes, who have never told their story before. and we wanted to honor them. so, it's really a movie about inspiration. hopefully, we'll open up dialogue. however you feel about guns and
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gun control, nobody wants to see that again in this country. we don't want to see that. i hope people go and see it. >> you did a great job with it. you can watch "tower" on itunes and amazon. mr. roker? >> let's look at the long forecast for you, martin luther king day. weather in the southeast, ice storms from the mid plains into the mid-atlantic states. that will dry out and continue on sunday. look for severe storms through the central plains and on into the southern plains. sunny skies in the northeast and the great lakes. then, on monday, the actual holiday for dr. martin luther king jr. we're looking at icy conditions in the upper midwest. more strong storms, eastern texas into parts of louisiana. and showers starts to good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. you can barely see as you try to
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make your way across the golden gate bridge. other parts of the bay area dealing with some dense fog. also seeing some sunshine in other spots. 40 in oakland. 41 palo alto and san jose. 44 in san francisco with some mid-30s for the mother bnorth b. this afternoon, low to mid-50s and sunshine in the forecast with rain returning starting next tuesday. [ cheers and applause ] >> you can get that weather anytime you need. visit our friends on the weather channel on cable. matt and meredith? >> all right, al. thank you very much. now, to lester holt and his candid conversation with president obama. on tuesday, he accompanied the president on his final air force one trip. and he joins us this morning. how are you? >> good to see you this morning. after that flight, we sat down at a restaurant in chicago's hyde park, to talk about the legacy. and to find out if he feels he delivered on the promises he
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made eight years ago. there was one moment that stood out. the reverend pinckney after the charleston massacre. you delivered the eulogy. you went farther than talking about him. i'll read the quote. maybe we realize, how racial bias can infect us, that we guard against not just -- >> not just racial slurs, but against the subtle impulse to call johnny back for a job interview but not jamal. >> jamal wasn't getting called back for that interview five years earlier. why didn't you talk about things in that explicit way before? >> well, the truth of the matter is, there's going to be times where people will listen and times when they won't. there will be times where you have 15 issues and you have to figure out what am i going to be investing the most effort and energy in. and where does it make more sense, rather than to use the bully pulpit, to just do the work. >> that was the moment.
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>> this was a moment when the entire country recognized, not just the evil that had beene perpetrated but also the amazing response from the people in this church. >> we talked about the expectations of being the first african-american president. >> does he feel hopeful as he leaves office? >> he feel versus hopeful. he says the reservoir of hope still stands. he thinks the trump administration will roll back some of the things he's done. but he's shown it's possible. it's possible to come up with a health care problem and to make improvements in the environment. he takes some satisfaction that history will recognize that it was done. it was possible. >> curious what it was like on air force one with him traveling. it was his last official trip, going home to chicago. what was the mood like on that plane? >> you know, talking to a few -- i was sitting there with some senior staff. and everyone felt very fortunate to be part of that administration. there was a lot of nostalgia.
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we understand a lot of members of the former members of the administration was meeting up in chicago. i believe there was a get together that night. at one moment of the flight, the president came back and said hello to a few folks. it was a very melancholy nostalgic mood. >> he took a cool blanket off of air force one. >> almost got away with the cutlery. and it all fell out on the tarmac. >> thank you. >> you can watch the "dateline nbc" special, barack obama the reality of hope. that's tonight, 10:00, 9:00 central time. lester, thanks. up next, neil patrick harris, a villain? we're going to talk about his latest role and much more. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back, now. 8:38, with an entertainment machine. he tells me he's an award-winning actor, singer and dancer, producer and lots more. neil patrick harris. >> yes.
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he starts in "the series of unfortunate events" based on the popular lemony snicket books, as count olaf. >> hello, hello, hello, children. i am count olaf, the renowned actor and your new guardian. you're welcome. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. please, come in. and mind you wipe your feet on the mat so you don't track in any mud. and don't forget your enormous fortune. >> neil patrick harris, good morning. nice to see you. >> how are things? >> things are great. >> congratulations, 65 years. that's really impressive. i'm happy to be here today. >> we're really proud of it. meanwhile, you're evil. >> i get to be evil for a change. >> i can sense you love doing it. >> it's superfun.
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it's based on a children's series of books by daniel handler. it sold 47 bagillon copies, a real number. they made a movie and now, we're taking the netflix work. >> there's makeup involved? >> how dare you, madame. >> i was saying to matt, what a surprise it is to see you playing something evil. >> i was not. >> i knew you as the personification of evil. >> it takes about 2 1/2 hours to put that stuff on. i have 4:00 a.m. calls to work for 16 hours. it was superfun. i did head wig on broadway that looks nothing like me. you're playing an actor and you're playing yourself, or you look like yourself playing someone else, you have to be more subtle. when this is told from the children's point of view, it's fantastical. it's dark. i get to be the villain -- i
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don't have to explain much of anything. just be horrible. >> but a villain of disguises, too. >> in every book, he's a different character in disguise. olaf. >> you're not traditionally evil. but in real life, you have a -- >> tinge? >> a tinge of evil. i've been the subject of practical jokes of yours. >> i know where you're going with that. you're bitter about that chestnut, are you? >> this is nonsense. it's complete nonsense. >> the fun thing about that, is everybody said you can't fool matt lauer. it's impossible. you can't get him. and if you do, he'll never let you live it down. hi. >> so, lemony snicket was a nom de plume. >> if you had a nom de plume, what would it be? >> oh. neil patrick thunderbolt. >> why? why is that? >> i don't know. sounds like a good porn name.
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>> keep that in mind. >> where that went. >> i was going to segway to the children. i don't know now. >> a perfect segue. >> how are gideon and harper and husband, david? >> they're fantastic. they're in kindergarten. we're going to go out. i will get to see them this weekend because i have been promoting this. i sent them off to school today. i adore them. they're great. they're 6. it's a fun age because they have their own senses of humor. and they're relatively self-sufficient. and it's not a constant state of reprimand. when they're 4 and 5, your job is to parent, but really you're traffic cop a lot. >> don't. don't. be careful. >> what did i just say? what did i just say? i feel like i'm the bad guy all the time. >> i saw you at a picture, at the ski resort? are they boarding or skiing? >> we were luging. we took a ski lesson, which was great because i have skied since i was 3 or 4 years old. i grew up in a ski resort town
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in new mexico, and we would go skiing all the time. i want them to ski, but i don't want to teach them. and they took a ski lesson. they went luging. barry sonnenfeld, who is the director and the reason the show is being made, let us stay at his place in teluridteluride. he has his own luge course. >> you have your own luge course. >> i do. >> neil patrick thunderbolt. >> both of you guys. >> great minds. >> he will be back late their morning with kathie lee and hoda. and series of unfortunate events appears on netflix today. up next, "start today," the easy family meal plan that is getting jenna back on track. first this, is "today" on nbc, which is now a port.
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to do less snacking. wednesday, craig's new vegetarian menu. ick. this morning, it's jenna's turn. take a look. >> 2017 is going to be your year. we are going to rebuild you. reboot you. we're going to fix all of your food issues. >> i feel like my kids eat superhealthy. i really don't care that much about what i eat. >> that's typical for moms. we take care of everybody else. >> i had a perpetual cold. i'm not putting great things into my body. i know that's contributing to my immune system. >> food is powerful. we can enhance your energy, boost your immune system. have you feeling great. do you cook? >> i try to cook. i have a cough. i'm still sick. no. i'm not a great cook. i cook for my girls for sure. >> i'm going to give you a cooking lesson. >> you picked out something particularly easy. i can see that. >> we're going to make a chicken
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and black bean chili in the slow cooker. >> i love that. >> in terms of immune-boosting foods, we have beans. >> i love beans. they are the magical fruit. >> they are, for a number of reasons. grab the reduced sodium. >> mila loves these. >> one bell pepper has twice the amount of vitamin c than an orange. set it on low for eight hours. the cool thing about this recipe is there's so many different ways you can serve it up. >> yes. >> that's why it's really important that you double it up. you cook at once. >> and you freeze it. >> eat it twice. >> i love that. i'm going to cook at home, too. we'll see how that goes. >> good luck, jenna. >> i know she's secretly team jenna. >> of course i am. >> don't tell craig and hoda. >> i am cooking at home. it's a miracle. i'm all about the crock pot in 2017, thanks to joy. and right now, i am making some
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curry chicken, that's good for me and the kids. i'm stirring this all up. and i'm about to plug it in. that's it. four hours later. see if the kids like it. so far, kid-approved? one thumb up or two thumbs up? >> two -- just one. >> better than none. is it good? yummy? >> they are too cute. >> she did have one thumb up, usually like you, one thumb up? >> i think i'm going to gain two thumbs up this time. >> i like what i'm going to see. what's a typical day look like for her? lay it out for me. >> every day, my girl, jenna, will be eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks. here's the cool part, matt. the entire program and all of the recipes are online for viewers at today.com. if you relate to jenna, anyone relates to jenna, they want to lose a few pounds or feel better, all they need to do is go to our website, print it out and join the party.
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>> it is about eating real food. i find myself in the airport having bars all the time. >> which is no fun. you had specific goals. you want to mplan ahead. you wanted immune-boosting foods and show some interest in there with theme meals. we'll talk about those in a second. >> the theme meals was joy's idea. i like it. >> dinner is so chaotic for busy moms. i wanted to appoint a theme to each night during the week because that's going to help organize and simplify dinner. >> you and henry do theme nights, don't you? >> this is a different kind of theme night. this was "g" rated. >> i knew that was going to go there. >> mondays are meatless mondays. >> i'm serving up this week for jenna, pasta pesto. and i have a lightened up recipe. this is for the rest of the family over whole grain. because jenna is looking to cut calories and carbs -- >> jenna is the lucky one. >> i did this over zucchini.
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i love this one tweak and the whole family can eat the same thing. do you like that? >> it's good. very good. okay? >> one out of one for matt. that's pretty good. >> when she's chewing, taco tuesdays. >> tacos never get old. and what i love about tacos is everybody makes their own. you put out all different toppings. talking about peppers, the vitamin c. the ground turkey and beans, you have the iron that enabled cells to thrive. >> i love tacos, too. >> breakfast for dinner wednesdays. and invite the kids to the table in pajamas. you can set places for the stuffed animals. >> why are you laughing? >> joy is really like -- doesn't everybody want her as a mom? >> a mom/camp counselor. >> and the berries are the immune booster here. they have the antioxidants. >> burger thursdays. can it be a real burger?
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>> it can. but the key is to take foods we love and amp up the nutrition. these are oven-roasted sweet potato fries. and here, you don't see it. i incorporated black beans into the meat for this burger. and if you don't want your kids to know that the black beans are in there, you can mash them up. >> we love beans. >> you can leave the visual, really fun. the recipes are on the website. >> these are outrageously good. >> matt likes my food. >> are you all crushing? >> i'm upset. she gets pasta, tacos, hamburgers and pizza? >> she gets baggies of kibble. >> ridiculous. >> she likes me better. >> i want you to taste this pizza. this is pizza please fridays. you want thin trust. you can order it in or use a frozen. but this pizza has a special immune-boosting ingredient. guess it. >> gin. >> here.
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>> taste that. >> love your food. >> the trust is made of cauliflower. >> oh. >> there's no starch in here. >> you don't notice it. >> that's delicious. >> i don't think you're going to know, matt. >> it is really, really good. >> you know what they just said to me in my ear? tofu melvin is killing himself somewhere. >> that's so funny. >> joy said to me, you're my favorite, we want you to win. >> really? >> it's a three-way tie. i'm rooting for team hoda, team craig and team jenna. >> all right. good luck. thank you. to download jenna's 30-day plan, and i would avoid the cauliflower pizza if i were you, go to today.com/starttoday. next week, we dive into the fitness goals for team jenna and craig and hoda. 65 years in today, and 65 seconds, coming up. first, this is "today" on nbc. as ceo of exxonmobile...
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♪ as you know, we're celebrating "today" at 65 this morning. you talk about six-plus decades, a lot of material to cover. >> here's a look at 65 years of "today" show history, in 65 seconds. >> oh. ♪ >> here we are. ♪
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>> wow. >> that's a nice way to end the hour. >> how are we going to top the next 65 years? >> i don't know. i really don't. again, our thanks to you. great to have you here this week. >> i had a great time. especially this week. >> it was really, really fun. we're back with more of "today" on a friday morning. kick off the next 65 years,i'm ==topvo== our breaking news: san jose police are at thsc good morning, everyone. 8:56. breaking news, san jose police sat the scene of a deadly shooting near an elementary school. police say officers responded to a shooting on mount pleasant road between columbine drive and militant court. that's near robert sanders elementary school. officers arrived to find the victim had already died. we know it is an adult male shot once. the name of the person has not been revealed. police so far say they have no
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suspects. happening now, bob redell is talking with those officers, gathering more information about what happened. bob will have a live report in our midday newscast. look for updates at nbcbayarea.com. a lot of unanswered questions after two members of a popular band were struck by a train in oakland. they're now in the hospital, they are expected to survive. on our twitter feed, video of a witness who almost got hit as well. an iconic san francisco restaurant o'douls is closing its doors. on our home page, the owners' future plans for the restaurant and when the last meal will be served. we'll look at all of that and, of course, have your latest weather as well coming up in half an hour. we'll see you then.
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♪ this morning on "today's take," freebie friday, the biggest giveaway ever for our 65th anniversary. you got to tune in. then, j.k. simmons on bringing a true story to the big screen. and then, a recipe that you can make this weekend. coming up, right now. >> from nbc news this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good friday morning to you. january 13th, friday the 13th. >> do you believe? >> nah. >> you don't? >> i kind of believe. >> 13 is my lucky number. both of my girls were born on the 13th. >> on friday? >> not an friday, i don't think.
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isn't it funny i can't remember. >> today is your lucky day. it's freaky freebie friday. >> it's freaky freebie friday? >> and because it's the 65th anniversary of the "today" show, don't want to give it away, but we are paying tribute to our 65th anniversary. if you're in the area, you know somebody that's in the area, get down here. but don't worry, we got you taken care of at home, too. you're going to share in the bonanza. >> you may be 1,000 or so miles away. you won't be able to get here breaking the speed limit. >> or the sound barrier. >> it will be pandemonium. >> it has been pandemonium this week because we've been celebrating our 65th anniversary. i never thought i would be part of anything this big. >> do you remember when we used to watch at home. and the years -- my formative years, it was katie and matt. very young.
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and obviously, bryant before that. and i just -- it never in my wildest dream. >> and al and willard. i remember being at my grandparent's house at midland, texas. it was always on. and seeing y'all. >> and willard who was such a part of this show. it was my favorite moment, when he dressed up as carmen miranda for charity. the full regalia. >> did he lose a bet? >> no. he did it for charity. somebody bet him -- if you do it, i'll donate $5,000 to his charity. and so, he did it. >> he kicked off a tradition. think of all of the wacky things we've done in the name of charity to raise money for great causes. >> that's old-school. we were in studio 3b. it was the size of this wall. and willard is a big guy.
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it was almost to scale. that is a smaller map. >> was it cardboard? >> no. it was wooden. it was magnetic. and every morning, one of the stagehands would draw -- would airbrush all of the stuff -- the clau clouds and the rain drops on the map. >> imagine messing that one up. >> my favorite moment involves you. what's your favorite "today" show moment. and this is the first thing that came to my mind. and i remember screaming at the tv, in joy, when al and joe biden finally connected. >> mr. vice president. how are you doing? come on. come on. >> whoa. >> come on. come on. yes. >> every time i see it. at home, millions of people are saying, come on, mr. vice president. here's the best. >> i had to pay for that mic. >> you did. but you got it. >> it was great. >> i love how he said yes when
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everybody was saying yes. one of my favorite moments was with savannah and meredith, when we put together mom jeans. >> oh. >> oh. >> define favorite. >> and rewatching this, i'm second guessing every moment of putting this on. >> it was for the halloween special. willie is the cabana boy. >> and meredith, too. >> it was so much fun. >> did you keep the jeans? >> i didn't. i think they were the original "snl" jeans. look at jasper running in and out of the shot. to dress up just as we -- to wear that outfit, i wish i could wear it every day. >> that looks comfortable. >> you got your christmas gift early. that's part of the halloween, that "today" made so iconic.
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>> this is the original theme of the "today" show. "sentimental journey." >> they woke people up with this? >> with dave garroway. >> to get people back to sleep? >> you have to remember, it was a different time. you know, this was probably for a lot of stations, their station came on with the "today" show. they didn't want -- >> they didn't want -- >> us, exactly. >> you read books. one of my favorite books. i'm obsessed with lena horne. it's a biography. and the "today" show is referenced. right after the assassination of martin luther king. and it tells the story behind the scenes and how important it was to get on the "today" show and to calm america. you see the moments, a book or movie, some reference, you realize the iconic value of the show. it's beautiful. >> and matt talked about september 11th being one of
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those days that he realized the gravity of this job. and i turned on the "today" show, on september 11th. >> we feel blessed and feel god to be here with you. >> my feel good friday, i have a theme going here. >> obsession. >> i don't know if you got to see it live. or -- president obama, awarding vice president joe biden, the medal of freedom. the highest civilian honor that can be awarded. and the true affection but the humbleness of that man. it's really awe-inspiring. i don't care what political stripe you are, you have to admire joe biden for his decency and straightforwardness. >> and to pull that off as a surprise. and that moment, as you saw, the vice president turned around. >> and he said, i don't deserve this. >> and he turned around to get his handkerchief. let me get my composure.
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>> he has a handkerchief. >> that's a solid man there. >> feeling good about it. >> i'm feeling good about the crown on netflix. >> the tv show? >> i haven't seen it yet. >> my gosh. >> is it great? >> it is so spectacular. >> i watched the first episode. most expensive television series in history. and you can see. >> more than "thornbirds"? >> that's expensive. i didn't know that. i will say that each episode is like a beautiful movie. we are on the last episode. and we waited weeks. you do not want it to end. and you realize how powerful queen elizabeth has been and what an important part of our world she has been. she was in her 20s. >> her story, and this big responsibility that was bestowed on her, and what she sacrificed for her country and sons.
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how many episodes is it? >> eight or nine. it's short. you can binge watch it. >> why can't we watch netflix -- >> you can. >> you can? >> you can download -- there's a limitation of what you can download. but any of netflix original programming, you can now download -- you can't on your computer but you can on your iphone and ipad. >> i didn't know that. that's been a frustration. >> game-changer. >> i missed that. >> you can do it on amazon prime. those streaming defenses allow you to -- >> what would we do without you? >> many people would like to find out. >> al tells me everything. >> he gives us coffee. how to get netflix. you're our hero. >> you're like lou gossett in "officer and gentleman." >> look at him. >> we love al. >> my feel-good friday involves this one over here, and your sister, twin, barbara. your letter to malia and sasha. just touched my heart when i saw it.
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and share it for people who haven't had a chance to see it. >> malia and sasha, eight years ago, on a cold november day, we greeted you on the steps of the white house. we saw the light and wariness in your eyes as you gazed at your new home. the four of us wandered the majestic halls of the house you had no choice to move into. when you slid down the ban stoffer the solarium, as we did as 8-year-olds and as 20-year-ol 20-year-olds chioces our youth, your joy was contagious. >> you have listened to harsh criticism of your parents by people who have never met them. >> you stood by as your precious parents were reduced to headlines. your parents who put you first and not only showed you but gave you the world. >> as always, they will be rooting for you, as you begin this next chapter. >> and so will we. >> that was so beautiful. barbara is away. >> yes. >> traveling abroad.
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but let her know. >> yes. >> my nieces are 17, 7 and 10. and this weekend, i want them to see that. i want them to see the extension of kindness. >> yes. >> and how you can help someone else. that you don't know. and it's beautiful. i want to hug you. >> thank you. thank you. >> i know. >> this is a good friday. >> that's. >> it feels good. >> graciousness. >> can you slide down banners? >> i'm not inviteded back. >> on that note -- it is friday 13th as we mentioned. how superstitious are you? we're going to put your phobias to the test with freaky friday (vo) the holidays may be over but if you hurry, you can still get the best deals on the best network. like verizon's best smartphones for only $10 per month. like the samsung galaxy s7. the pixel, phone by google. or the motoz droid. for only $10 per month.
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like honey nut cheerios, rice chex and lucky charms, she can enjoy it her way. ♪ very superstitious >> i love that song. my gosh. back with more of "today's take." it is friday the 13th. not only is it the 13th. last night, we got a full wolf moon. >> what does that mean? [ howling ] >> we thought it would be the perfect time to play a game about phobias. we're going to show you phobias and you have to guess what they are the fear of. >> how do we know the people at home got it right? >> we'll never know that. >> afiaphobia. >> a fear of saying that word. >> what is it? >> i have no idea. >> the answer is -- what?
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>> the answer is -- >> every time. every time. >> you people. >> every time. >> it's a snake. >> no snakes were harmed in the filming of this. >> it's not a real snake. >> i had a dream about snakes. last night. i have a fear of snakes. i do. >> most people have a snake fear. >> did you ever see "raiders of the last ark." nictophobia? >> shark things? >> what is it? >> fear of the dark. fear of the dark. all right. okay. aserophobia. >> a fear of accelerating. going fast? >> none of us know. don't jump out. >> hug me. >> what is it? >> what? what? what is it? >> a fear of sourness.
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>> there's people afraid of it? >> is this a lemoncello shot? >> i don't have a fear. i have mayonnaise in me from yesterday. >> pallet cleanser? >> astrophobia. >> a fear of space? >> astrophobia. >> oh, the rain. >> fear of thunder. >> i didn't know that. >> i love a rainstorm. >> scary. all right. we have -- we're not going to do the interview things. it's funny. our producer has been trying to get this segment about the interviews -- i said it's never getting in. >> we have video of our fears. >> your fears. >> i'm scared of heights. so, our producers like to do things like throw me like this. do you remember that? >> you almost swore on camera. >> i didn't.
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there, i didn't. we prepared the word mommy as something else. >> that was your safe word. >> but natalie's not scared of anything. >> she is not. >> she has cold water running -- i am freaking out. and the machine wasn't working. they were blow drying it. i was like, this sounds like a fantastic idea. >> how do you define your fear? >> i don't know. >> you have a fear of falling? >> i don't like heights. i love to hike, for example. but i get up there and i have sweaty palms. >> you did that thing hanging off of the rock. >> my fear is adult cats. i was on vacation. and this cat followed me. there he is. he kept following. and i was frozen in fear with my friends. i couldn't move. i'm like, get this strange cat. it's only adult cats. specifically -- see? that's the move. >> i love cats so much. i actually, as a little girl, would only go by my cat name. i acted like a cat.
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are you scared of me? >> for other reasons. >> i was afraid of my neighbor, norman katz. it was weird. >> he owned a deli? >> very odd guy. used to lick himself. it was weird. >> ooh. let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. we have serious stuff going on from northern texas to the m mid-atlantic states. 32 million people under some winter weather advisory or warning. we're seeing the icing starting from oklahoma to southern illinois and indiana. it's going to continue as the warm, moist air over the colder air, causing icing and big problems. the biggest problems will be from nebraska, oklahoma and missouri, where we could see upwards of an inch of ice. that's what's going on aro we are finally getting some clearing in parts of the bay area, but still some low clouds and fog in spots. we're seeing that from a distance in this shot.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ]i'm ... ==topvo== our breaking news: a very good morning to you. it is 9:26. we continue to follow breaking news. san jose police at the scene of a deadly shooting near an elementary school. police say at 6:30 this morning officers responded to a shooting on mt. pleasant road between columbine drive and miliscent court. officers say the victim died at the scene. so far they're only saying an adult male was shot. the name was person has not been revealed. police have no suspects. two members of the band tower of power are in the hospital after being struck by an amtrak train. the victims include the bassist and a drummer this morning.
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the band's manager tells us that one is in intensive care but doctors remain optimistic. one did not need surgery. they were hit one block from where the band was later scheduled to perform. a witness says the men were in a crosswalk and that's when the train came up without any warning. an iconic san francisco restaurant and bar has to find a new home. after failing to secure a long-term lease, lefty o'doul's will serve its last meal february 3rd. they will talk monday about what is next. we'll have a look at weather and traffic after this break.
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good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine. temperatures are still chilly. we also have patchy fog in spots. it's now 48 degrees in the peninsula as you head out. san francisco, 43 degrees there. 39 in the north bay with patchy fog. as we go into this afternoon, mostly sunny skies, highs
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reaching into the low to mid-50s. east bay, expect high of 55 degrees and 58 in the north bay. let's check in with mike. >> things are moving well. looking towards the peninsula where things have cleared up in san mateo. still slow up through oakland. no crashes. we're still seeing minor delays for the b.a.r.t. system. there's a chance for trains but not necessarily the case if you're riding. we're looking at a live shot of the bay bridge toll plaza. the backup is starting to ease but fog may be a factor in patches. back to you. another local news update in half an hour.
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♪ today on "today's food," an idea for tonight's chicken dinner. it uses six ingredients. but it will taste like it came straight from a restaurant. cookbook author nancy silverton is going to show us her oven chicken thighs. this is what the staff serves and eats before they start working. >> well, in the middle of their shift. it's one of my favorite staff meals. simple, easy, and delicious. >> and you're using my favorite cut of the chicken, the thighs. you got the thigh. six ingredients.
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oni onions, lemon. >> the most difficult part is to think ahead. the day before, leave your chicken thighs unwrapped in the refrigerator so they dry out. and the end result is they're going to be crispy. i borrowed that from the duck, the chinese air dry duck. >> as easy can be. a bed of onions. a little trick is i peel them. i cut them in half. and i unpeel the layers because it makes it very easy to slice into slices. >> you these all sliced. >> all sliced. bottom of a baking dish. throw in garlic cloves. about 20 garlic gloves. scatter in some lemons. some rosemary, tuck it in. >> can you use other herbs? >> sage. that would be terrific.
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i would use some marjoram. i like the rosemary and the thyme. these thighs have been seasoned on both sides with salt. cracked black pepper. >> you're going to layer them in? >> layer them in. >> i love this. >> delicious. >> really good. >> this is one of the tricks people don't think about. cooking on top of a vegetable. >> it helps it to cook, obviously, not burn. but really flavor the chicken from the bottom-up. >> and you got something flavorful underneath, as well. that goes into the oven how long? >> about 35 minutes. i take the internal temperature, about 165 degrees, to be perfectly cooked. >> and the nice crispy skin. >> finish it with extra virgin olive oil. not too much because you don't want to soften the skin. >> right. >> some flaky sea salt. >> boy. >> and fresh thyme. >> that's fantastic.
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>> i pulled the lemons out. you could leave them in. i pulled them out because it's easier to eat. >> okay. >> scoop out. >> we're going to do -- >> al is feeling the skin. >> you have mushrooms, some shallots. >> and fresh taragon. i use the button mushrooms. just take off the stem. we're going to cook them slowly in a little extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, until they're nicely browned. and then, i will add the vinegar, as i do here in stages. >> it cook downs and becomes a syrup. >> nice and syrupy at the end. and finishing off with shallots, not to soften, just to
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incorpora incorporate. some chopped taragon. >> look at that. >> and then, into our bowl, with some fresh taragon. >> it's delicious. >> i may just -- >> our good breakfast. >> nice fork right here. >> my gosh. these mushrooms are phenomenal. my goodness. >> nancy, thank you so much. good to see you. >> you want this recipe and so many more, go to today.com/food. coming up, j.k. simmons brings a true story to the big screen in "patriots day." we i will never wash my hair again. i will never never wash my hair again now, i fuel it new pantene doesn't just wash your hair, it fuels it. with the first pro-v nutrient blend, making every... ...strand stronger don't just wash your hair fuel it
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for a change of pace. >> shots. [ gunfire ] >> they're shooting at us. >> going to flank them. >> j.k. is here with the real-life sergeant jeff pugliese. it's such an honor to be in your presence, sergeant. i want to start with you. to watch your life portrayed by this award-winning actor, this great man, how is that for you, knowing what humble being you are? >> you go through life. and you never expect to be portrayed in a movie, you know? and you know, it's kind of surreal to watch him be me on the big screen. >> j.k., i hear jeff had an interesting reaction when he found out you were playing him.
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>> yeah. what did you say? by the way, j.k. simmons is going to portray you in the movie? >> j.k. who? >> j.k. rowling. harry potter. >> as soon as you see his face, i knew what he was. >> he is definitely like him. >> i heard that before, you really didn't want to play a living person. play somebody that was, you know, real. what changed your mind? >> well, a combination of pete berg and then, meeting jeff. i had shied away from bio pics and that kind of thing. but pete and mark wahlberg did a nice job with a couple of sto stories. and once pete laid out what jeff went through. and i saw a picture, there's nobody else in hollywood good looking enough to play this guy. >> sergeant, your story, you
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confronted tsaranev. and the nation is watching. the town is on lockdown. these two evil people are on the loose. we know what they've done. take us back to that moment in your life. changed everything. >> i was -- what happened is, believe it or not, the watertown police weren't aware that the marathon bombers were out there. we thought we were going after a couple of carjackers, possibly armed. and the first officer that encountered them, joe reynolds, followed them. joel mcclellan got on the radio, saying keep them in sight. don't put on your blue lights until i get close enough. and they turned off of a side street off of a side street. they stopped. walking down the street, shooting at officer reynolds. filling his windshield full of holes. he put his car in reverse, backed up. as sergeant mcclellan came around the corner, he took one
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through the windshield and pairpair barely missed his head. i was off duty. i parked around the corner. i put my vest on. coming around the corner, one of the pipe bombs went off. a couple of the officers, officer reynold and a third officer were in a front yard taking cover and returning fire, as well as sergeant mcclellan. he was returning fire. >> you jumped into -- you did on your off day. >> yeah. >> heroes are made of. >> were you driving his actual van? >> his chrysler minivan. >> shot at his house. he was very generous with not only his time, but he and connie gave us the house for a couple of days. we were trying to make it as real as we could. >> what did you learn about these gentlemen playing this role? >> i learned, thank god there's
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guys like this out there, who have the training and whatever else. whatever that is inside of them to have that courage under fire. >> the movie is phenomenal. thank you so much for joining us. it's an honor to meet you, as well, sergeant. congratulations. "patriots day" is in theaters right now. it's amazing. >> al? >> going to do -- by the way, j.k. simmons is playing commissioner gordon in "justice league of america." we have a picture. commissioner gordon was never this jacked before. >> i forgot about that. we talked about that last year. >> yeah. >> do you still have those muscles? >> i shaved off the beard and the muscles went away. >> i tonight think so. >> look at that. you're busting out of the suit. i knew something was different. >> were you playing commissioner gordon or the incredible hulk. >> i will have muscle envy for weeks. we look at the martin luther
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king jr. day holiday weekend. a wintry mix in the northeast. ice storm in the mid plains. warm in the south. sunshine out west. as we make our way into sunday, sunday. lots of sunshine through the northeast and the gulf coast. sunny skies from the plains. the west coast stays dry. on the actual holiday of martin luther king birthday, looking for icy conditions in the upper midwest. strong storms in the lower gulf. showers move into the pacific northwest, with sunshine along the east coast. we might see an icy mix in the good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are enjoying the sunshine as it continues to warm up our temperatures very slow will you. here's a live look outside gilroy. 42 degrees. santa rosa we're seeing the low clouds and fog peel back and getting more sun there. still 39 degrees. 49 in palo alto. as we go into this afternoon,
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highs reaching in the low 50s in san francisco. nice weekend ahead. more rain moving in starting next tuesday. >> talking about pronunciation of boston. >> it's dorchester. but really -- >> dorchester. >> that's your latest weather. coming up, a netflix show you and your kids can binge on together, starring neil patrick harris and these two actors. tell us about "a s ♪ at whole foods market, we believe in food that's naturally beautiful and fresh. delicious and powerful, and full of nutrients. food that makes us nourished and mighty, and connects us to the natural world. so there are no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, no artificial preservatives in any of the food we sell. we believe in real food. whole foods market.
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a series of unfortunate events." >> it's about orphans taken in by their cunning uncle count olaf. >> it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance. >> why would you bring up such a terrifying person. count olaf. just as i was working up the courage to put on my cardigan. good thing we have a sea captain to keep us safe. >> aunt josephine, this is not a sea captain. it's count olaf. >> i am shocked. i am shocked. you can't say this is count olaf. the proper sentence is, he is count olaf. >> patrick narrates as lemony snicket. we talked about what age we became fans. as an adult for me. but your children, alfre, love the series. >> they did. they are 25 and 23. i read it to them as it first came out. as they learned to read, they
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would read them. oh, i'm doing this great thing. oh, cool, mom. i'm in lemony snicket. does duncan know? this is so cool. i'm in now. >> what age do you think -- we loved it. it's a little dark. it's for parents and kids. what age do you -- is this for kids? >> i would say 7 years up. >> okay. >> 7 years and up. >> the 20-somethings and 30-somethings grew up on it. you can have whatever your libation is party. and watch it. >> yes. >> like everybody. >> alfre, with her party tips. i love that. >> patrick, the voice. how do you come up with the voice for lemony snicket. it's your voice. but what's your motivation? how do you channel lemony? i like that outfit. >> yeah.
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good outfit. >> look at him. let me see that outfit. >> we have some fun with the wardrobe. he's like a rod sterling but with empathy. he loves his children. and he loved beatrice. and she married another man. so, he's attached. and he's very invested. but it's an interesting process. as an actor, you want to engage. i'm with everyone constantly. but my counterpart is the lens. >> do you always smolder when you talk? >> i was just going to say. >> i know. >> tell me -- >> yes. you were saying, like a bedtime story, even for adults. >> you're going there. not me. >> is it a permanent smolder? when you wake up in the morning, is it good morning? >> oh -- you can't even hear my morning voice. dogs can hear it. >> it's just a vibration.
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>> it's just a vibration. >> okay. >> alfre. >> we're excited about it. thank you for stopping by. you know it's friday the 13th. >> you know what? anybody that embraces it, it's a good luck day. >> that's what jenna said. >> "lemony snicket: a series of unfortunate events" on netflix. this is "today" on nbc. >> a little smolder. good luck.
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♪ very womanly. >> ladies, what do you have coming up? >> we have neil patrick harris on the show. >> are you going to sing and dance? >> probably. >> i love that. >> can we comment one more time on jenna, the letter you and your s is there an elk in your bed? with sleep number, there's an adjustment for that. tilt your tormentor and put those snores to sleep.
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does your bed do that? come into a sleep number store and save $600 on our best selling mattress. it's a no brainer. trt: 42 we definitely need a lot of sunshine. we have it in the forecast for this weekend in san francisco expect a high of 53 degrees. 55 tomorrow. up to 57 degrees on sunday. into next week we'll start to see more rain returning to the forecast. there could be several days of
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rain starting on tuesday and continuing through the end of next week. for the inland areas, also nice and sunny. dreifort weekend. a chilly start with patchy frost possible for inland valleys. starting out tomorrow sxhoerng a high reaching 60 degrees. we'll also see those temperatures near 60 degrees as the rain moves in, once again starting on tuesday. let's head over to mike to see what's happening on the roadways. >> we're looking at a smooth flow of traffic. slow through palo alto. as we ease back into the new year. lighter volume but we had delays and continued for b.a.r.t., maybe ten minutes, oakland train had a big issue but all tracks are clear. san mateo bridge, traffic flowing smoothly westbound. bay bridge still has a backup and clouds. >> oh, those clouds. happening now, we're following breaking news on a deadly shooting in san jose. bob rydell is live at the scene.
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he'll be there for our news day newscast. an iconic san francisco restaurant, lefty o'doul's is suddenly closing their doors. they will talk next week about what the future holds. your next news update in a half an hour.
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