Skip to main content

tv   Today  NBC  January 19, 2017 7:00am-10:01am PST

7:00 am
>> we will provide you with updates. as mentioned protests starting this next hour. updates every 25 minutes. have a great day. good morning. breaking news. a crowded hotel in an italian ski resort, buried by an avalanche overnight. at least 30 people missing. rescuers now desperately digging through a wall of snow to reach the victims, hoping to find some of them alive. tragedy in tehran. an iconic high-rise on fire in the iranian capital suddenly collapses during a live television report. [ speaking foreign language ] >> word that at least 30 firefighters had been killed. dozens more injured. inauguration eve. donald trump, a little more than 24 hours away from becoming this
7:01 am
nation's 45th president. the countdown in full swing, as the president-elect heads to washington for a series of events. this morning, the latest on the preparations and the protests. and health scares. former president george h.w. bush and his wife, barbara, both hospitalized in houston. reassuring words from their spokesperson. >> george and barbara bush are two of the most resilient and indomitable spirits. >> the well-wishes from all around the world today, thursday, january 19th, 2017. ♪ >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. tamron here for savannah this week. happy to have you. >> thank you. >> a lot going on this morning. but we have to say, so much attention being paid to what's going on in houston, where the
7:02 am
former president, george h.w. bush, and former first lady, barbara bush, both hospitalized. said to be resting comfortably, but because of their ages, there's a lot of concern. >> of course, we add our thoughts and prayers among many out there. >> we will have more on their conditions later for you. >> we will. let's start with breaking news. in central italy, where an earthquake triggered an avalanche and has buried a hotel at a ski resort. rescuers at the scene, after struggling to reach the site overnight. lucy kafanov joins us with the latest. what can you tell us? >> reporter: 30 people are missing. one person is confirmed dead as the search effort continues. disaster striking in the dead of night. the massive avalanche burying a mountainside ski resort. this is the terrifying aftermath. the indoor pool inundated by debris.
7:03 am
windows blocked. the hallways unpassable. rescue workers scramble to search on skis. using shovels against a mountain of snow. a race against the clock to get to survivors. this man was lucky. he was rescued. dozens are still unaccounted for. heavy snowfall complicating the search. even plows had trouble clearing the roads. this region was devastated by a deadly quake just five months ago. 300 people died. historic towns obliterated. yesterday, a series of earthquakes jolted the area again. beneath the snow, a luxury spa and ski resort. the four-star chalet was popular with families. now, a scene of devastation. 22 guests were registered at the hotel. six or seven staff members. most are missing. relatives are desperate for news of loved ones. they are being brought to hospital, she says, but i don't know. it's impossible for us to go up. as daylight breaks, choppers
7:04 am
arrive to assess the damage. the idyllic surroundings, now, a scene of tragedy. officials aren't sure what triggered the avalanche. it could have been the earthquakes. it could have been the heavy snowstorms in that area. search efforts are still under way this morning. everyone hoping for the best. also bracing for the worst. matt, tamron. >> lucy, thank you. now, to the other breaking news we told you about at the top of the show. hran that was engulfed by fire and smoke, collapsed today as firefighters were battling the flames. iran's state-run media says 30 people were injured. the plasco building, an iconic tower, came down in a matter of seconds in a scene captured by live television. it's mostly commercial and attached to a shopping mall. no word on how the fire started. we want to turn to politics now and the countdown to inauguration which is a day
7:05 am
away. for the second night in a row, donald trump made a quick trip to washington. he attended two fund-raisers and paid a surprise visit to his newest hotel before going back to new york. >> the president-elect will be in the capital, where events are ramping up. including a concert at the lincoln memorial. >> and donald trump is rounding out his cabinet choices. tapping former georgia governor, sonny perdue to head the agriculture department. he would be the first southerner to hold that position in 20 years. we have in depth coverage on the eve of the inauguration, starting with nbc national correspondent, peter alexander, just a couple blocks away at trump tower. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. the official festivities begin this afternoon. he will be leaving here in half an hour, taking a military plane
7:06 am
to washington. overnight, the incoming commander in chief tweeted out a photo with himself, meeting privately with wounded warriors in washington. this morning, he is waking up here at trump tower. he will head to washington where he will spend the night tonight, getting ready for the inaugural ceremony. ahead of his first official act as president, the inaugural address, trump tweeted this picture of himself, writing a speech three weeks ago at mara-lago, his florida estate, what he calls the winter white house. on top today, a wreath laying at arlington national cemetery. followed by a make america great again celebration at the lincoln memorial. trump is going to speak. toby keith and lee greenwood performing. mike pence said they will begin rolling back president obama's executive actions immediately. >> you're going to see on that coming monday morning, the president sit down at his desk and begin to both repeal and put into place executive action that will start the process of
7:07 am
implementing the agenda that we ran on. >> reporter: some are concerned about that agenda. overnight, lgbt activists gathered outside of pence's new home. holding what they called a dance party. the soon-to-be vice president opposes same-sex marriage, stoking fear in the gay community. and on capitol hill, democrats are taking aim at two trump cabinet nominees, including hhs pick, congressman tom price, a retired surgeon who could oversee the dismantling of obama. >> i'm very frightened about what you are going to do and so are millions of americans. >> i hope that we're able to work together to truly solve these difficult challenges we have in our nation. >> reporter: price is fending off tough questions about purchasing medical stocks days before pushing legislation that would benefit that company. >> did you sell the stock? >> i complied with the rules of the house -- in an above board manner and in a transparent way. >> i asked if the rules of the house let you to this. >> reporter: elizabeth warren also scolding price over the
7:08 am
fate of medicare and medicaid. >> you might want print out president-elect trump's statement, i am not going to cut medicare or medicaid and post that over your desk. in your new office. >> really? >> to the job of -- >> you are going to be the head of the agency to protect the environment. and your personal feelings on whether climate change is caused by human activity and carbon emissions is immaterial. >> reporter: comparatively smooth sailing for nikki haley, the u.n. ambassador nominee, the third cabinet pick to break with trump over the issue of russian aggression. >> i don't think we can trust them. we have to make sure we try to see what we can get from them before we give to them.
7:09 am
>> reporter: more confirmation hears scheduled for today, including the treasury secretary pick, steve mnuchin and for rick perry, the pick for energy secretary, and sonny purdue, what that means for agriculture secretary, if confirmed, the cabinet won't include a democrat ic politician or latino for a generation. matt and tamron? >> thank you. as for president obama, this is his last full day in office. during the final news conference of his presidency, he offered words of advice to the next commander in chief, and fielded questions about his future. kristen welker was there. good morning. >> reporter: tamron, good morning to you. many past presidents have enjoyed fading into the background after they leave office, but as president obama backs up here at the office, he's making it clear that he won't hesitate to jump back into the political fray. president obama looking to the future, as he prepares to leave the white house.
7:10 am
>> the difference between that normal functioning of politics and certain issues or certain moments where i think our core values may be at stake. >> reporter: in his final news conference, mr. obama making it clear, unlike his predecessor, george w. bush, who has largely stayed out of the political fray in retirement, obama plans to speak out, if he believes america's core values are threatened. >> if i saw systematic discrimination being ratified in some fashion, obstacles of people to vote. efforts to round up kids who have grown up here, and for all practical purposes, are american kids and send them some place else. >> reporter: and mr. obama, again, warning president-elect trump, governing is more complicated than campaigning. citing the complex situation between the israelis and palestinians. >> going to make big shifts in
7:11 am
policy, just make sure you thought it through. and understand that there's going to be consequences. you don't want to do things off the cuff when it comes to an issue this volatile. >> reporter: the president, reflective and defending his controversial decision to commute the sentence of chelsea manning, the transgender soldier who leaked documents to wikileaks. >> chelsea manning has served a tough prison sentence. i feel very comfortable that justice has been served and that a message has still been sent. >> reporter: while mr. obama is determined to stay engaged, he acknowledged the desire to unwind. >> i want to do some writing. i want to be quiet a little bit and not hear myself talk so darn much. i want to spend precious time with my girls. >> reporter: the president ending on much the same note that first delivered him to the white house, touting the importance of hope. >> that's what this presidency tried to be about. at my core, i think we're going
7:12 am
to be okay. >> reporter: the president also said while his daughters were disappointed in the election results, they're not moping around. the next time we'll hear from mr. obama, he will no longer be president. in fact, he will give a final farewell speech at joint base andrews after the inauguration, and then, he and his family will depart for a vacation in palm springs. tamron, matt. for more on what to watch and listen for, let's bring in mark halperin. good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to talk about the inaugural in a second. i want to start with president obama, what he said in that press conference. he's going to be quieter. but he will reserve the right to speak out if he sees times when our core values are being challenged. he's a young guy. >> there's going to be a huge vacuum. and he and joe biden are going to feel pressure to fill it. it will be fascinating to watch. every day he's going to face choices. even if donald trump is on his best behavior, he's going to do things that i think barack obama
7:13 am
doesn't like. and he's going to face a choice as a former president. he will be closer to the bill clinton model, annotator in chief, than the george w. bush model, of basically in retirement, silent. >> the president-elect tweeted out a picture saying he wrote his own inaugural address. the transition had highs and lows and has been combative in some cases. what does he need to do tomorrow if he needs to continue that message of hope? >> tomorrow has to be a tale of two stories. it will look like a normal inaugural address. a lot of pomp and circumstance and organization. but it's donald trump. let's be real. donald trump is president is going to strike a lot of americans. even people that voted for him, as so different. the speech is going to be short. and themematic. and it's going to be -- i think it will be a lot like he did on election night. try to be a unifier. but remind people why he got elected. >> an inaugural is like a visual political potpourri. there's a lot going on. where are you going to train your eyes? >> i'm going to watch donald trump's demeanor. there have been several times,
7:14 am
including election night, where he was so calm. he was a calming presence. can't help but watch the clintons, though. we have not seen the clintons in the public space since the day after the election. how do they react? they're pretty good poker faces. but this is the ultimate test of a poker face. >> and in his inaugural address, donald trump brings up the repealing obamacare, the affordable care act with president obama sitting right there. might want to watch that face, as well. >> that relationship has been fascinating. they both talk about it a liberty. but president obama wants to preserve as much of it as possible. donald trump says he's for covering everybody. if he brings it up, it will be a light touch. i think president obama will react with a light touch. >> appreciate it. stay with nbc news for complete coverage of tomorrow's inauguration. we're headed to washington. we will bring it to you live starting at 7:00 a.m. both are at a houston hospital
7:15 am
this morning. gabe gutierrez is there. what's the latest? >> reporter: we're told mr. bush and mrs. bush is resting comfortably. mr. bush is in stable here in the intensive care unit. his wife hadn't been feeling well the past few days. she was admitted as a precaution. this morning, more well-wishes are pouring in for the 41st president of the united states and his wife, at the same houston hospital. george h.w. bush in intensive care with pneumonia. former first lady, barbara bush under precautionary observation for fatigue and coughing. >> even though they're 91 and 92 years old, and even they are facing these difficulties, we're of the firm belief there's not a lot of money to be made betting against the bushes. >> reporter: the oldest living u.s. president was admitted on saturday for shortness of breath but only became public four days later. and he took a turn with a blockage in his lungs. doctors sedated him to clear his airway. >> they are as fine as a couple
7:16 am
as we know. we want to send our prayers and our love to them. >> reporter: the teenage sweethearts who met at a school dance just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. >> i've been the luckiest woman in the world. >> reporter: just last week, mr. bush sent a note to president-elect trump, saying he could not attend friday's inauguration. my doctor says, if i sit outside in january, it will likely put me six feet under. but we will be with you in spirit. mr. trump tweeted a speedy recovery. thanking him for his wonderful letter. also sending her best wishes, hillary clinton, looking forward to you both being back on your feet soon, wild socks and all. and, of course, granddaughter, and "today" show correspondent, jenna bush hager. >> he really is one of the most humble men in the world and i adore him. the thing is how lucky for our whole family that we have people that think about us.
7:17 am
>> reporter: this is mr. bush's fourth hospital stay in the last five years. mr. bush had been telling people he expected to be released later this week. now, the family is waiting for the medication to run its course. keep in mind, this is a man who sky dived for his 90th birthday. >> he is a tough guy. >> he is. and we said it before. our thoughts and prayers. such a connection. the love they shared. and the life. and what we've been able to witness through jenna bush, as well. >> mr. roker is here. a check of the weather? >> third year in a row we have had the earth at its warmest temperature ever. and once again, we are looking at very warm temperatures. take a look. u.s. and north america. the warmest year on record. south america, it ended up being the second-warmest year on record, for the continent of africa. they saw the second-warmest in europe. came in at the third-warmest. and asia, checking in as third warmest. and australia, coming in very warm. only the fifth warmest.
7:18 am
and you average it all out, warmest year on record. this year, we're in a la nina instead of el nino. we're going to get to your forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. limited 1.5% cash bak on every purchase, everywhere. leave complicated behind. what's in your wallet? still spotty rain in parts of the bay area. there is more rain that will be moving in. be prepared for rain moving in. showers out of vallejo and farther south and east. we're picking up on heavy rain
7:19 am
near gilroy where we will see that lasting another 10 or 20 minutes. and the rest of the day off and on showers. and the next storm system arriving late tonight. >> and that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you. coming up, are the people behind the wildly popular o.j. simpson miniseries planning to give the monica lewinsky scandal the hollywood treatment? and the new security risk tied to tomorrow's inauguration. why officials are concerned about drones flying over large crowds. first, this is "today" on nbc.
7:20 am
7:21 am
coming up, we've heard about the color of money. we have another aspect of money you might be interested in. >> oh, boy. and the teenager kidnapped from her mother's arms speaks out. what she feels about the woman who took her and raised her for 18 years, after your local news. ♪
7:22 am
we do. yet, the more we travel, the more the world pushes back: corralling us and controlling us. so we seek a place... where we're given a choice not just to get up. but to rise. ♪ aand a makeup remover at night? this does it all! micellar cleansing water from garnier skinactive. the garnier micelles act like a magnet, to cleanse, remove makeup and refresh. all in one! micellar cleansing water from garnier skinactive. you can bring yourneed yourb-game instead. you're just subbing for mrs. tindall's fifth-grade class. [laughter]
7:23 am
yeah, that's not gonna work. bring out your best you with the refreshing taste of tropicana. c(puppy barks) you can do it duck. hurry up duck!
7:24 am
you can do it duck. iams. helps keep your dog healthy at every stage. so you can always look forward to what's next. but everybody gets dry skin. feel moisturized without feeling your moisturizer with lubriderm. absorbs in seconds. moisturizes for hours. lubriderm. every body care. ugh. heartburn. sorry ma'am. no burning here. try alka-seltzer heartburn relief gummies. they don't taste chalky and work fast.
7:25 am
mmmm. incredible. can i try? she doesn't have heartburn. alka-seltzer heartburn relief gummies. enjoy the relief. (vo) when you're on your phone 24/7, you probably think you need an unlimited plan. but actually, the majority of people pay for data they never use. that's right, most people never use more than 5 gigs. now verizon introduces the one plan that's right for you. just $55 for 5 gigs on america's best network. that's tons of data at a cost that's less than an unlimited plan. and the best part, no surprise overages. finally, all t data you need on the network you want. verizon. well? i love it. this piece is so you. i know, right? i saw it and i was just like "oh, i have to have it..." is it suede? it's suede. i love suede. state farm knows that every one those moments, there's one of these... well? i love it. this piece is so you. i know, right? i saw it and i was just like "i have to have it..." is it suede? it's suede. i love suede. that's why we're there, with renters insurance,
7:26 am
when things go wrong... but also here, with a rewards credit card, to help life go right. state farm. parents, students and teachers are planning to protest what they claim is donald trump's agenda to dismantle public education. they say the fear he has sewn in the communities. after the election, we saw wide protests from high school students across the bay area taking to the streets. today protests are planned at galileo high school in san francisco. today is part of a national day of action across the country to reclaim our schools. let's get a check of our commute. >> we're still seeing wet spots
7:27 am
on the roadways. a live look at the san jose. green still left on the map. we have seen some of the heaviest rain east of vallejo, to fairfield. this is just now starting to clear gilroy. expecting off and on rain through the afternoon. at any point in the day, we could see more widespread rain late tonight as the second storm arrives. let's head over to mike to see how the roads are doing. >> we have a lighter bout of traffic around the bay. 87 slow. not as bad. flowing to the east bay and the tri-valley, across the san mateo bridge. a live shot way over on the right. everything moving well. slippery conditions. be careful is and lower speeds.
7:28 am
we are seeing spin is swrououts >> another local news update in 30 minutes. now back to the "today" show.
7:29 am
heavy, labored breathing heavy, labored breathing heavy, labored breathing coughing breathing through oxygen mask breathing through oxygen mask breathing through oxygen mask breathing through oxygen mask covered california. it's more than just health care. it's life care.
7:30 am
♪ 7:30, now, on this thursday morning. the 19th day of january, 2017. the camera keeps swinging around. you can see a pretty shot of the sunrise, streaming down 49th street through the american flag. a couple times a morning we get that kind of beautiful light here, which is great. >> that is stunning. here's a look at what's making headlines over. an avalanche buried a hotel at a ski resort in central italy, trapping dozens of people inside. rescuers are on the scene this morning searching for survivors. at least one man has been pulled out alive. the president-elect, donald trump, has a busy day ahead of him on the eve of his inauguration. he'll attend a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery.
7:31 am
that happens this afternoon. and then tonight he's scheduled to speak at a welcome concert at the lincoln memorial. and president obama had plenty to say during his final news conference. he defended his decision to commute the prison sentence of convicted leaker chelsea manning. thanked reporters for keeping his administration honest. and reveal the advice he gave to president-elect trump. >> this is something i have told him. that this is a job of such magnitude, that you can't do it by yourself. you are enormously reliant on a team. >> as for his post-white house plans, president obama says he will spend time with his girls and do some writing. he also vowed to speak up when he feels america's core values are at stake. now, to a story that's a big talker in hollywood. plans to bring the monica lewinsky scandal to television. nbc's joe fryer has more on that. joe, good morning.
7:32 am
>> reporter: good morning. the producers behind "the people versus o.j. simpson" are working on a new and equally compelling project. fx confirms they are considering the monica lewinsky scandal for a miniseries. it's a headline story from the 1990s that's still generating interest today. >> monica! >> it's the scandal that stunned the nation and nearly brought down a president. an affair between a white house intern and the sitting commander in chief. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> reporter: now, the real-life story could be getting the hollywood treatment. producers behind the fx franchise, american crime story, have optioned the book, "a vast conspiracy" that also was written by jeffrey toobin. >> we have the fibers, all of
7:33 am
it. >> reporter: that served as inspiration for the first series, "the people versus o.j. simpson." >> what became clear with o.j., and i'm certain will be clear with this piece, is that you don't know the half of it. >> these gloves are too small. >> reporter: the ten-part oj simpson drama drew huge ratings and critical praise, and a number of awards. for its second series expected next year, american crime story will center on hurricane katrina. season three tackles the murder of fashion designer of gianni versace. as for the clinton scandal, the focus will be on the women who played a key role, paula jones, linda tripp and monica lewinsky. >> in the way that the o.j. series was very much about race, i think this series will be very much about gender. >> reporter: in recent years, lewinsky has opened up about the scandal while speaking out against bullying. her ted talk, "the price of shame," has been viewed more than 10 million times. >> not a day goes by that i'm not reminded of my mistake. and i regret that mistake
7:34 am
deeply. >> reporter: we did reach out to lewinsky to see if she had any comment about the miniseries. but we have not yet heard back. we also reached out to the clintons, who declined to comment. matt, tamron, al, back to you. >> joe, thank you very much. al is here with a look at the forecast. >> talked about how warm 2016 was. let's go to other way. fairbanks, alaska, a little nippy. 43 blow. that's chilly. and there's freezing fog. however, it doesn't mean you can't have a little fun with this. you take boiling water and throw it into air, what happens? be careful. be very careful, because you could hurt ear receive doing -- yourself doing this. when you throw boiling water into the air, it vaporizes almost immediately. crazy stuff in fairbanks, alaska. all right. if anyone can, yukon. anyway, let's show you what's going on. >> nice. >> a little "rocky and bullwinkle" for you. okay. the moisture stream coming in. oh, my golly. they're going to get socked along the west coast.
7:35 am
what drought? rain and snow linger on the west coast. snow moves into the rockies today. another system comes onshore tomorrow. heavy rain, all of california, much of the pacific northwest. and increasing snow for the sierra nevada. look at the rainfall amounts through monday. san diego, you could see the coastal slopes, 10 to 12 inches of rain. the heaviest rain since 2010. even los angeles, anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain, more toward the foothills and the mountains. and the snowfall forecast, along the sierra nevada, anywhere from one to two feet of snow. it's great news for the snowpack, which you need the melt and the runoff for the spring. 125% of capacity. in the northern part. 150% in the central. and the southern sierra, over 200% of normal for the snowpack. that's great news. that's what's going on around good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. still off and on rain today. we'll start to see heavy downpours moving in overnight.
7:36 am
reaching into the mid-50s in san francisco. and the next storm system early tomorrow morning with gusty winds. another storm system late saturday into sunday. it may continue into early morning. a chance to dry out with cool temperatures early next week. but until tuesday, we will continue on with rounds of rain in the forecast. >> don't forget, get your weather anytime you need it. check out the weather channel on cable. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. coming up, you're going to love this video. how far would you go to avoid waking up a sleeping baby? one mom's unforgettable exit. >> i've done that. first, the new security concerns, of course, ahead of tomorrow's inauguration, over drones flying above the crowd. we'll have more after this. ♪ ability to lower blood sugar.
7:37 am
plus januvia, by itself, is not likely to cause weight gain or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). januvia should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. tell your doctor if you have a history of pancreatitis. serious side effects can happen, including pancreatitis which may be severe and lead to death. stop taking januvia and call your doctor right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area which may be pancreatitis. tell your doctor right away and stop taking januvia if you have an allergic reaction that causes swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, or affects your breathing or causes rash or hives. kidney problems sometimes requiring dialysis have been reported. some people may develop severe joint pain. call your doctor if this happens. using januvia with a sulfonylurea or insulin may cause low blood sugar. to reduce the risk, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of the sulfonylurea or insulin. your doctor may do blood tests before and during treatment to check your kidneys. if you have kidney problems a lower dose may be prescribed.
7:38 am
side effects may include upper respiratory tract infection, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, and headache. for help lowering your blood sugar talk to your doctor about januvia. mom,on my car insurance of money by switching to geico. i should take a closer look at geico... you know, geico can help you save money on your homeowners insurance too? great! geico can help insure our mountain chalet! how long have we been sawing this log? um, one hundred and fourteen years. man i thought my arm would be a lot more jacked by now. i'm not even sure this is real wood. there's no butter in this churn. do my tris look okay? take a closer look at geico. great savings. and a whole lot more.
7:39 am
♪ (rose) they put this in me my lto drain the fluid. everyday i prayed that they would remove it. my tip is; be careful what you wish for. that chest tube hurt a lot more coming out than it did going in. (announcer) you can quit. for free help, call 1-800-quit-now. you have the power to heal. because your purchase of vaseline intensive care lotion, supports the vaseline healing project. join us to help millions in crisis heal their skin.
7:40 am
so, how much longer do you think this will take? i'll over-explain the process, then give you an unrealistic timeline. i'll nod in agreement so my wife thinks i understand what you're saying. i look forward to questioning your every move. okay, well i'll leave your house in shambles and disappear for six months. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi® double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back: 1% when you buy, and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double. back, now, at 7:40. and a first when it comes to security concerns tied to an inauguration.
7:41 am
we're talking about drones. >> they can easily be flown over large crowds and most radar can't detect them. that makes them a real risk. kerry sanders is on the national mall in d.c. for us. good morning, kerry. >> reporter: good morning, guys. remember more than a year ago, a drone landed on the white house lawn. fortunately, it did not have any explosives strapped to it. but increasingly, isis has been telling people to take drones like this and place bombs underneath. that's why the secret service is going to spend a lot of time, today, tomorrow, to the future, and looking at the skies overhead here in washington. the folks at the special forces, the drones strapped with bombs, they have nicknamed them flying ieds. fast, nimble, and because they're mostly plastic, stealth. when strapped with a bomb, a worth-case scenario, especially where hundreds are gathered in one spot, like at the inauguration, the super bowl, or
7:42 am
the new york city marathon. >> this is a real threat. >> we're seeing it in iraq. i don't know why it couldn't happen here. >> reporter: declassified briefs made available to nbc news, say in part, in the last two months, coalition forces have observed on average, one adversary drone each day in and around mosul. a company called department 13 is now in a technical race, building drone countermeasures. >> isis put out a manual on how to arm a drone and how to deal with countermeasures the u.s. may deploy. >> reporter: countermeasures are highly complicated. deploy a net and capture the bomb-carrying drone in mid-flight. but then, experts warn, it falls to the ground where people are gathered. just detecting a drone is exceedingly problematic. on radar, drones look like birds. one solution, listen. high-tech parabolic mics can hear a drone about 3/4 of a mile away. john franklin is the chief
7:43 am
scientist at drone shield. >> how do you differentiate the sound of a drone from a bird , the airplane and other things in the environment? you're smiling. >> that's the secret sauce. that's what we spend our time on figuring out how to do. >> reporter: once detected, a ray gun, can force the drone into neutral territory. >> it's not something i would feel safe at. >> reporter: department 13 electronically sniffs air waves for wi-fi and gps signals. powerful computers hack in. allowing the good guys to take full control of an intruder. >> if i was a bad guy, my drone has flown off. i still look like i have a normal controller here. there's no indication. of what has happened, but my drone has done as a flyaway. where i have last complete control of it. i have no idea where it has gone. it's just gone. >> reporter: the u.s. secret service didn't want to talk about what they're doing on camera.
7:44 am
other than to say they are ready for whatever enters the restricted air space here. right now where i'm standing, they're listening for the propellers on the drones. they are looking for the signals, and they say that they have some other technologies that they are using which understandably remain top-secret. guys, back to you. >> as they should. >> as they should. >> >> kerry, thank you very much. up next, carson in the orange room, checking out how people are marking the first lady's house. but first, these messages. ♪ to farxiga. if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction such as rash,... ...swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing,... ...stop taking and seek medical help right away. do not take farxiga if you have severe kidney problems,... ...are on dialysis, or have bladder cancer.
7:45 am
tell you doctor right away if you have blood or red color in your urine,... ...or pain while you urinate. farxiga can cause serious side effects including dehydration, genital yeast infections in women and men, serious urinary tract infections, low blood sugar, and kidney problems. stop taking farxiga and call your doctor right away... ...if you have signs of ketoacidosis... ...which is serious and may lead to death. i'm in this for my family. i'm in this for me. ask your doctor about farxiga... ...and learn how you can get it for free. maybe almond breeze tastes because it's the only almondmilk made with california-grown blue diamond almonds. of course, if you ask one of our almond growers... there's no maybe about it. almond breeze. the best almonds make the best almondmilk. what twisted ankle?ask
7:46 am
what muscle strain? advil makes pain a distant memory nothing works faster stronger or longer what pain? advil. with not food, become food? thankfully at panera, 100% of our food is 100% clean. no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, or colors. panera. food as it should be. of being there for my son's winning shot. that was it for me. that's why i'm quitting with nicorette. only nicorette mini has a patented fast dissolving formula. it starts to relieve sudden cravings fast. every great why needs a great how. every great why yet up 90% fall short in getting key nutrients from food alone.
7:47 am
let's do more. add one a day women's complete with key nutrients we may need. plus it supports bone health with calcium and vitamin d. one a day women's in gummies and tablets. protein. protein proteiny protein. proteiny protein? protein proteiny protein. at least 14 grams of protein. 100 calories. new greek 100 protein. from yoplait. i switched to sprint because all networks are great. we're talking within a 1% difference in reliability of each other. with sprint's unlimited plan and my amazing iphone 7 i've got all the data i need to learn the things i want to do. donde esta el restaurante? fourth video today. good thing i don't have to worry about overages. how's that for unlimited? and now, find out how to get a free iphone se from sprint. for people with hearing loss, visit sprintrelay.com. i just bought a book.
7:48 am
and while i was telling you about the book, i downloaded a song. oh, and full disclosure, when we were just chatting about that song thing, someone arranged a date. guilty. the point is, life is digital. so, carmax, created a site where you can reserve a car online. come in when it's convenient, your car will be waiting. just another thing to make buying a car better for you... reads this tweet that i just posted. oh, that appears to be trending. lol. going to be a lot of people out there tomorrow for the inauguration. as you can see, a day and four hours away. the peaceful transition of power in the united states, something
7:49 am
we are all proud of. go to the orange room right now. carson is talking about the first lady's last day at the white house. >> that's right, matt. thanks. and on the day the president was going to give his final news conference, the first lady took to social media. she shared this touching video of herself, on a stroll with beau and sonny, the family dogs. taking a walk through the people's house. this brought up a lot of emotion es for social media users. and then, posted this sentimental photo of her and the president overlooking the washington monument, on the white house balcony. she writes, being first lady has been the bottom of my heart. some responding. you are grace and you are hope. another, thanks for being an inspiration for generations to come. let me hit play on this.
7:50 am
you can see this full thing on today.com. this is where this era comes to an end. we thought it would be fun to put a look back at how the first family has changed over the last eight years. remarkable. >> wow. >> not a lot of change. >> that looks the same. >> if any change. what a great-looking first family. you can see that at today.com, guys. >> that's cool. >> the president hopes he hasn't changed much. >> the job changes. it's sasha and malia. it's amazing. >> carson, thank you. coming up, sir paul mccartney's fight to claim the rights to some of the beatle's most iconic songs. and a look at the women of donald trump's inner circle and how they will influence his presidency. and on "start today," jenna's lot ofy mission to make jenna's lot ofy mission to make the world herevery tv doctor knows that
7:51 am
when it comes to hospital romances, the more complicated, the better. i love you. but i love him. i love him, too. so do i. they also know you should get your annual check-up. it could save your life. it's a new year. schedule your check-up today to learn your four health numbers and start the year off right. cigna. together, all the way. with all the rush in the morning, i don't have time to hashtag my breakfast. light & fit nonfat yogurt drinks. nutrition that fits my crazy life. nine grams of protein, 90 calories, no added sugar. light & fit. do what fits you. it's my decision ito make beauty last. roc® retinol, started visibly reducing my fine lines and wrinkles in one week. and the longer i use it, the better it works.
7:52 am
retinol correxion® from roc. methods, not miracles.™ sometimes you can feel the indulgence of nature. sometimes, you can taste it. sweet granola clusters, a touch of ooey gooey almond butter. savory almonds, and a hint of salt. nature valley sweet and salty bars. (announcer vo) there's a moment of truth.etes, and now with victoza® a better moment of proof. victoza® lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill, which didn't get me to my goal. lowers my a1c better
7:53 am
than the leading branded injectable. the one i used to take. and better than that diabetes pill i used to take. (jeff) victoza® works with your body to lower blood sugar in three ways-- in the stomach, the liver, and the pancreas. and while it isn't for weight loss, victoza® may help you lose some weight. non-insulin victoza® comes in a pen and is taken once a day. (announcer vo) victoza® is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes, and is not for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. do not take victoza® if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, or if you are allergic to victoza® or any of its ingredients. stop taking victoza® and call your doctor right away test. test.
7:54 am
test. side effects can lead to dehydration, which may cause kidney problems. now's the time for a better moment of proof. ask your doctor about victoza®.
7:55 am
7:56 am
good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a look at san jose, cloudy skies and sun still sunshine. a lot of clouds out there as we go through the afternoon. rain here and there on the radar. some moving into the coastal areas. the rain lasting another 10 or 20 minutes before it moves off to the east. and you will get clearing. rain approaching gilroy. the roads may be wet. we'll see off and on rain as we go through the the day. and the second storm system in a series of three will arrive late tonight. let's see how the roads are looking with mike. >> damp roadways. slick conditions in some spots. we are easing into the morning commute. we do have slowing to the
7:57 am
dumbarton bridge. both sides slow on the bay bridge. it is bunching up northbound 880. typical pattern. watch for the slick conditions. slowdowns as you approach the off ramps. back to you. >> mike, thank you. there could be more foot traffic today as well. parents, students, and teachers across the bay area are protesting what they say is donald trump dismantling public education. one of our nbc web reporters is walking around the streets of washington, d.c. talking with folks about the inauguration ceremony tomorrow. check out those reports from the national mall on our facebook page. another update and all the local news weather and traffic in 30 minutes. for now, back to the "today"
7:58 am
show.
7:59 am
8:00 am
♪ ♪ ♪ >> it's 8:00 on today, and coming up, thoughts and prayers and well wishes pour in for former h.w. bush and barbara bush, and we have the latest from houston. then, the women of the white house. with only one day until inauguration, we'll take a closer look at the women in trump trump's inner circle, and how they could impact his policy. >> 18, sure, and 19 i can see, but 20 is outrageous.
8:01 am
>> from the record-breaking wins -- >> through whatever good times and bad, you have stood by me and trusted me. >> we have the highlights from the peoples' choice awards. it's thursday, january 19th, 2017. >> we're watching the "today" show! ♪ ♪ >> we're from nashville and celebrating our one-year wedding anniversary. >> my 21st birthday!
8:02 am
>> we're back now, 8:00 on this thursday morning. it's the 19th day of january, 2017, and it's a nice day here in new york. >> it is. >> not too cold, and a nice crowd. thank you, guys, for being here. >> love you. >> tamron is helping us out while savannah continues on maternity leave. >> coming up in a little bit, jill martin is here with a special "steals and deals" that she claims will get you organized. >> i already started writing down tips. >> and today, we have tacos today. >> yes! >> not just any taco, by the way. those are short rib tacos. >> nice. >> heaven taco. before we get to that, let's get a check of your top stories. here's the news at 8:00. >> we begin with a deadly avalanche in italy. we have been tracking the desperate search effort under way this morning, and there could be several affected areas
8:03 am
but the focus is on a luxury mountainside hotel that is popular with families, and it was buried and there's footage showing the aftermath inside, and hallways completely blocked. there were 22 registered guests and staff members and at least one person confirmed dead and two survivors now recovering, and up to 30 people could still be missing. italian media is reporting that some of the trapped survivors sent desperate text messages, and one of them read, help, we are dying of the cold, so there does appear to be help for survivors, and alpine rescue teams scrambled to the scene overnight and some arriving by skis and others by helicopter, and this area tremendously difficult to reach because of the snow and even the plows had trouble getting through, and it's not clear whether the avalanche was triggered by the series of earthquakes on wednesday or the record
8:04 am
snowfall, but whatever for rescue teams it's a race against the clock to find those missing people. >> thank you. president-elect donald trump returning to washington for events ahead of the inauguration, and he is scheduled to take part in a wreath-laying ceremony in arlington national cemetery. trump made a brief trip to new york at his hotel, and he was working at his inaugural speech at his home in florida. we will have the coverage live from washington starting tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. and former h.w. bush and his wife, barbara, both remain in a houston hospital overnight. >> reporter: the bush family members are now waiting for the
8:05 am
medications to run their course for the former president and the former first lady. this, as well wishes, are po pouring in from around the world. >> in intensive care but stable, says a spokesperson, and he was admitted on saturday for shortness of breath. >> the early medications were going so well and we thought he would be sailing out of there in short order. >> but wednesday he took a turn and had a blockage in his airway, and barbara bush hospitalized for coughing. >> the teenage sweethearts met at a school dance, and just celebrated their 73 right-hand wedding anniversary. >> i have been the luckiest woman in the world. >> their granddaughter, jenna bush hager, is sending her well wishes.
8:06 am
>> he's one of the most wonderful and humble men and i adore him, and how lucky that our family has people that think about us. >> and he sent a letter to trump saying we will be with you and the country in spirit. trump on twitter wished the bushes a speedy recovery. thank you for the wonderful letter, despite skydiving for his 90th birthday, this is bush's fourth hospital stay in the last five years, and in 2012 he spent weeks in intensive care for breathing problems and he fell down at the home in maine. >> they are most of the resilient spirits, and that's what kept them going along for so long. >> reporter: barbara bush had not been feeling well the last several days and doctors decided to admit her as a precaution, and mr. bush is resting
8:07 am
comfortably in intensive care. back to you. >> gabe, thank you, and our thoughts are with the entire bush family. sir paul mccartney filed a suit against sony, and he is claiming ownership of songs that he co-wrote with lennon with the beatles, and those rights were purchased by michael jackson three decades ago, and sony bought full ownership after jackson's death, and mccartney suit claims the rights return to the original owners after a certain amount of time. coming up, the women around donald trump, and what they will push him for during his time in office. and then on "pop start" a. first look at a documentary on jonbenet ramsey that is getting a lot of attention. jill martin is here to get you organized with a special "steals and deals," but first these messages.
8:08 am
all in 3 delicious flavors. it's choosing to go in one direction... up. boost. be up for it. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. try theraflu expressmax,nd flu hold you back now in new caplets. it's the only cold & flu caplet that has a maximum strength formula
8:09 am
with a unique warming sensation you instantly feel. theraflu. for a powerful comeback. new expressmax caplets. actually, the biggest dinos only ate plants! mu-um dinosaurs only eat meat! and country crock is made with plants. country crock has always been made with the goodness of plants. it has real, simple ingredients... and the same country fresh taste you love. welcome to crock country. 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,
8:10 am
no artificial preservatives in any of the food we sell. we believe in real food. whole foods market. [ cheers ] back, now, at 8:10, with a kidnapping case that's been getting a lot of attention. >> an 18-year-old girl who was taken from a florida hospital as a newborn, is now speaking out. and s surprising things to say about her case. here's nbc's miguel almaguer. >> i love her, still. >> reporter: do you blame her? >> huh-uh. no, sir, i don't. >> reporter: no anger towards her? >> no anger, at all. none. >> reporter: it's an extraordinary show of compassion towards the woman accused of kidnapping her. >> it was like a regular stereotype mother/daughter relationship. >> reporter: but the woman who alexis thought was her biological mom, had a secret. >> a search for a newborn baby
8:11 am
stolen from a hospital. >> reporter: posing as a nurse, she allegedly stole alexis from her mother's arm. >> bring my child back. >> reporter: the abduction of kamiyah mobley captured the nation. dna testing confirmed that alexis and kamiyah are one in the same. do you think your mom kidnapped you? >> it's not about what i think. >> reporter: is she capable of doing something like that? >> i don't want to talk about me. >> reporter: a judge ordered williams held without bond tuesday. >> yes, there's consequences for everything someone does. i don't think they should be so severe. >> reporter: now, behind bars, williams faces kidnapping charges. >> it hurt me more that she was in cuffs. so, that moment right there is just so surreal for me. >> reporter: also surreal, meeting a family you never knew you had. >> they felt like family. just distant like we haven't
8:12 am
seen each other in a while. >> reporter: but new police records, alexis told a friend a year and a half ago, she had been kidnapped as a baby. >> she doesn't want to do or say anything that could affect the criminal case. >> reporter: this morning, alexis is trying to reconcile her past with her future, hoping her story can give hope to others. >> i have another family, that is more love. and for the people, you know, that have missing kids, this gives them hope. >> reporter: for "today", miguel almaguer, nbc news. >> you can understand why. that's the only mother she knows. you can understand her feeling. more on the countdown to the inauguration. for some communities, the transition of power comes with some concern. gadi schwartz traveled around the country. >> reporter: this woman was in
8:13 am
constant fear. one day in high school, she was asked for her social security number. >> what do i do? >> reporter: she approached a teacher. >> i was like, i'm illegal. and i believe that about myself. i thought that i was an illegal human being. >> reporter: but she was lucky. after giving information about her history and her family, she qualified for the deferred action childhood arrival program created by president obama. she's now a working mom and a college student. but the program known as daca, is the crosshairs of president-elect donald trump. >> we have to make a new set of standards. >> reporter: but many of the 700,000 recipients of daca, like maria, now fear that the information they gave could be used as the beginnings of a deportation registry that could rip families apart. >> i feel like it will impact my family tremendously. if it were my fault. >> you're worried because you signed up for daca, your mom
8:14 am
could be deported? >> yes. >> reporter: that's your biggest worry? >> that's my biggest worry. yes. >> reporter: across town, another community fears a different registry. >> there's going to be some significant changes. >> reporter: the muslim community of tucson, now holding informational meetings to prepare for what may come. this man has lived in the united states for 42 years. he's a family man and a small business owner, who used to identify with the republican party. now, he sees trump's statements about muslims as red flags. >> the leaders start talking about it repeatedly and the talk shows, nonstop, bombard the airwaves with this stigma that the muslims are bad, it takes its toll. you start wondering, even your closest friends that you are working with, maybe feeling this way. >> reporter: this woman became a nurse after the 9/11 attacks. she and her community have worked hand in hand with christians and jews to help
8:15 am
those in need for years. she says when trump started talking about a registry, her friends of other faiths began to reach out. >> a friend of mine who was a jewish rabbi, called me and said, if there is a registry, my family and i will register as muslim. >> reporter: as the inauguration approaches, she is uncertain about the future of the country she calls home. >> it's part of america. and muslims are part of america. we belong here. when people shout, go back home, whether it's to us, or our children or the dreamers and the daca kids, america is our home. we don't know. they don't know anything else but america. >> reporter: for "today" gadi schwartz, nbc news, tucson, arizona. >> all right. mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> let's look at what we got for tomorrow. cloudy skies to start things off. and then, we are looking right around 11:00, 12:00, probably
8:16 am
some light showers, throughout the day. nothing too horrible. and the temperature's not too bad. temperature, about 46 degrees. where is that rain coming from? it's starting down here on the gulf coast. with heavy showers and thunderstorms. second round for houston again. yesterday, they had flooding. look at the strong storms pushing up. these will move to the north. and we push on during the day tomorrow. moves into the mid-atlantic states, early on and into the northeast. rainfall amounts down south going to be copious. we are talking about some places getting two to three inches of rain, in a three-hour period. so, that might good morning. we are also concerned about flooding here in the bay area as we head into weekend. now is our chance to dry out. we are seeing spotty showers across parts of the bay area. rain approaching within the next few minutes. we will see waves of rain moving in. heavy down pours moving towards
8:17 am
san matteo. trivalley showers starting to clear and head towards the pass. rain out of gilroy. we will see more of this throughout the day. you're heading out the door, you can find us on siriusxm 108. don't forget the don and mazz show on friday. >> is that still on? >> that's still on. that's why they invented satellite radio. >> just had an anniversary. >> we tell all of the secrets of our show. >> crazy popular. crazy popular. >> people actually asking for them in egypt. that's how big it is. >> enormous. >> true story. let's trend. shall we do that? >> okay. >> tall glasses of wind in front of us. take a smell. i want you to -- everybody talks about the aroma of wine. and people smell different things. what do you smell? >> floral. fruity. >> some people smell raspberr
8:18 am
raspberries. some things like oakyness. and you also have a dollar bill. what is the aroma of money? >> funky feet. >> mine smells newer. >> mine does not smell new. >> sweaty palms. >> for a long time, people have been trying to nail the smell of money and re-create it. "the wall street journal" looks at the quest to do that. baffled perfume experts. one man thinks he has got it. more than 100 smells in a dollar bill. among them, leather wallets. butter. >> yeah. >> cheese. >> that's the funkyness. >> and popcorn. >> sweaty palms. >> yes. >> and apparently, there is a soap smell in a lot of printed money. >> hmm. >> by the way, you may have heard the legend that 78% of american money tested positive for cocaine. the expert says no.
8:19 am
that is not true. >> stop sniffing that bill. >> try the $20. >> make it rain in here. >> there's a lot of germs on money. no question about it. don't go back into old times. >> the wine, the dollar bills. suddenly, i don't know where i am. >> big money. big money. >> you need some pounding music? >> i have to loosen this tie up. >> how about this question? do people ever change? in other words, is our personalities fixed from birth? or does life have a way of changing us over time? what do you think, mr. roker? >> i think a little of both. >> i think you can change the little things. i moved in with joel. and i'm neater than i was two weeks ago. i usually am a mess. and now, i keep most of my stuff in order. >> is that personality? >> it's a part of who i am. and i changed it for him. but not big things. >> i think the core of who you are, if you go through therapy
8:20 am
or whatever, stays the same. you can change things around the edges. >> analysts studied 200 different studies. here's the conclusion. people can change, but only with the help of therapy. they notice differences in the first month. the person's age or gender did not make a difference. a professional guiding you through the change. >> a religious experience or a life change will make you change. >> how many therapists does it take to change a lightbulb? only one. but the lightbulb has to really want to change. >> oh, man. >> all right. the latest viral video captures a moment all parents are going to relate to. putting a little one to bed. it can be a struggle. here's what one mom did. she was able -- she got on the floor. was able to get her baby to go to sleep. now, what do you do? you have to leave but you don't want to disturb the baby. instead of getting up, she just slides across the floor. >> that's fantastic.
8:21 am
>> bravo. >> she gets mom of the year for this. >> took a couple minutes for her to get out of the room. that's the edit. >> serpent time. >> four days later, she made it to the hallway. >> i used to have to do it. and lightly -- a little lighter touch on her back. and i would hold my breath. >> and the video is better if you put music to it. we did that. ♪ >> that's great. >> that's amazing. >> that doesn't end in the crib. that happens in the bed, with a 7-year-old. you fall asleep with your arm underneath them. and you know where the cracks are in the wood. don't want to wake them up. >> all right, carson. "pop start." it was a record-breaking night for ellen. she won three awards, including
8:22 am
tv host. that brings ellen's win to 20, the most that any has received in any awards show. and jennifer lopez having a big night. she looked stunning and won favorite tv crime drama actress for her role in "shades of blue." and johnny depp won for movie icon. his first appearance since his divorce was final last week. so, johnny offered this heartfelt message to fans. >> i came here for one reason tonight, and one reason only. i came here for -- for you, the people. through whatever good times or bad, you know, have stood by me, trusted me. you have no idea, how much i appreciate it. >> he was proved by the well-wishes that he received for him and his family. >> how about the win for the "the voice." >> thank you.
8:23 am
and blake shelton. blake won twice. including album of the year, where he beat noncountry artists. we're going to an interesting story. netflix and the anticipation over its documentary. it explores the jonbenet ramsey case and the little girl auditioning to play her in a movie. here is your first look. >> my name is hannah. and i'm auditioning for the role of jonbenet ramsey. do you know who killed jonbenet ramsey? >> "casting jonbenet" is going to launch on netflix and in select theaters this spring. after a month of speculation, nbc is making it official. "will & grace" are coming back to television. and so are all four of the original stars. it's a limited run.
8:24 am
just ten episodes. but it kicks off next season. not to be outdone, steve carell, in another sitcom. he was tweeting, breaking news. "the office" returning to nbc. >> really? >> wait for it. moments later. he issued this correction. wait, sorry. i meant "will & grace." typo. sorry. that is your "pop start." >> "will & grace" is one of my favorites. >> carson, thank you. you want to celebrate birthdays? >> i would love to. see who is on the smucker's jaer this morning. annie harris, a fantastic baker from alabama. went on her first cruise when she was 95. yeah. ethel silverman of new york, celebrating 100 years. she and her husband own two furniture stores in brooklyn. we want to wish a happy 103rd birthday to sam weiss. he is from san diego,
8:25 am
california. he has been married to his wife for 81 years. god bless. happy 100th birthday to alex motes of lyndon, washington. we thank you for your service, sir. margaret riley, 104 years old. didn't retire from teaching until she was in her 90s. and a very happy 75th anniversary to robert and lois. these high school sweethearts are from springfield, ohio. they say the secret to a long and happy marriage is to always support each other. that is really special. if you know somebody, go to today.com/celebrate. and make sure you send in a picture, as well. >> you know somebody or someone that is celebrating a birthday. >> something like that. >> i ad-libbed it but didn't do a good job. the general idea. hey. whoever you want. we're back after your local news and weather. with "steals and deals." and jenna's fitness program.
8:26 am
>> yeah. >> come on, let's go. good thursday morning. federal representatives are visiting the stanford campus listening to concerns over sexual violence. members from the office for civil rights are holding office hours today where students can drop by and talk. a letter sent out says representatives are also scheduling meetings with certain student groups on campus. right now that agency is investigating four student complaints about how stanford handled recent sexual assault cases. a wet start again that means slick roads. >> they continue. even though there is light rain and not completely dried out keeps the roadways a little slick so keep that in mind. we haven't seen anything since
8:27 am
early this morning. the volume of traffic for oakland. a tougher drive heading towards the bay bridge. once you get south of there you see traffic flow is keeping it standard. the bridge sees more traffic. that is the factor there. we are talking about south bay commute as we take a live look. here are slick roads as the sun starts to come out. you have to have the head lights on. >> and apparently sunglasses. appreciate that. that will do it for us right now. we'll see you again in 30 minutes with more news.
8:28 am
is
8:29 am
8:30 am
♪ ♪ ♪ it's 8:30 on a thursday morning, 19th of january, 2017. joined now by charlie, a puppy with a purpose, and lots of nice people here on the plaza. >> a nice crowd. coming up, a start today palooza, and we have "jill's steals and deals" if you want to make 2017 the most organized year of your life. >> you saw my workout routine, and we saw craig's, and today we are looking at jenna's, and she's already losing inches.
8:31 am
taco thursday. this time these tacos feature short ribs. >> look at jenna up there. >> first, mr. roker, a check of the weather. look over here. jay-z is in the house. right here. it's crazy, right there, wow. where is queen b? we are looking for unseasonably wild weather tomorrow, and heavy snow back through the rockies and heavy rain through southern california, and saturday we have more rain in california, and snow in the four corners, and severe storms in the southeast, and severe highs in the ohio river valley, and sunday we are looking for wet weather into the mid-atlantic states and severe storms in the gulf, and flood threat through southern california and heavy snow . good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a livecome ruat half
8:32 am
moon bay and showing heavy rain moving through. we are going to see rain off and on throughout the morning and early afternoon and a closer look at the cell moving through there approaching san mateo. it is raining in red wood city. you will start to see that rain getting heavier. waves of rain throughout morning and early afternoon. the next storm system will be set to moven through the bay area late tonight. make sure you get that weather anytime you need to get it, and visit our pals on the weather channel on cable. guys? thank you, and now on the inauguration eve, to the women surrounding the president-elect and their influence on him. >> stephanie has that part of the story. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, matt, and tamron. from the outside the administration might look like a boy's club but some of the most influential voices in his ear,
8:33 am
they belong to women. surrounding the president-elect donald trump are those that could shape the administration over the years, and ivanka is who some predict will be one of the most influential presidential daughters ever, and she will be taking over the office that traditionally belongs to the first lady, and she is stepping away at the executive roles at the trump organization, and moving her family to washington, d.c. trump's wife melania staying in new york until the end of barron's school year. and ivanka will likely take on equal pay and child care policies. >> it's not a women's issue, but a family issue and american issue. >> she already spoken with republican members of congress to get the ball rolling on legislation for child care and paid family leave, and her father revealing this week his 35-year-old daughter recently spoke to michelle obama for an
8:34 am
hour, and since the election ivanka reaching out to women advisers, the newest member of the trump administration. powell is not a stranger to the white house, serving as the youngest ever assistant to the president during the bush administration, and later elevated to the state department. >> her influence and her portfolio goes across all the cabinet councils, and that's a powerful, powerful position. >> and trump's inner circle includes one of his most loyal advocates, and one of the first sre visible, kellyanne conway, and now she has the role of counselor to the president. she is advocating and clarifying for the president-elect. >> does mr. trump think the intelligence community and cia in particular is lying about the russian's impact on the election? >> he has not said that, and he
8:35 am
said he respect the intelligence community. >> trump's advisers and women can influence the divisive time for women issues. >> they can make a difference and work with the president to enact policies that will help women be successful. and help our country be successful. >> i mean, there you have it. this is an optimistic exciting development when you really look at it. kellyanne conway, ivanka, and powell, and these are strong women close to donald trump, and the clock starts ticking tomorrow and it's action time and one of the first things we will see is potentially 200,000 women show up to d.c. for a march on saturday, and it's going to be an exciting time. >> thank you. up next, do you need to get
8:36 am
your house in order? jill is here to help with a special "steals and deals," but
8:37 am
8:38 am
♪ we're back with a special "start today" edition of "steals & deals." it's time to get organized on a budget, of course. and jill martin is here to help us out. good morning. >> good morning. everyone is coming up to me, you said -- >> my bathroom. underneath my shelf in the bathroom. >> these are small, hard to organize items. >> these are cool. >> these are bins. the retail is $139. it's a set of three. small, medium, large. it's six styles, seven colors. this allows you to say disorganized in an organized way. instead of having stuff all over, you can have your kids do
8:39 am
a basketball game. you can put them in the pin. this is really great. a catch-all for everything. >> and a set of three? >> they retail $159. $44, 72% there. >> these are casual. >> these are for two things. for cords. for pennies. everyone says, what do i do with change? what do i do with my mints? what do i do with my makeup that i'm using the next day? you can put it in the closet. it's easy to keep out. and you can pack if you're going on the road. >> i like it for the cords. that's smart. >> and/or you can use this for cuffs. this is for watches. no one knows how to store watches. this is a beautiful way to be displayed. and unisex. anyone can use it. they retail 107. the deal, $32, 70% off.
8:40 am
that's either or. >> and moving on. another challenge, storing our jewelry and keeping it organized. >> this is so important for me to include. they retail $95 to $100. genuine leather. how do i store my delicate jewelry? this goes into your bag. it's superportable. it's stylish. your rings, your delicate necklaces, your bracelets. lord & taylor and sharper image. $29, the deal, up to 71% off. and this is a great gift. >> i love this. i love it. and moving on to makeup, another challenging thing to store. >> cosmetics, credit cards, accessories. i use one of these in my purse. makeup, my charger. you open your purse, you should see pretty. it will allow you to feel organized all day. jesse and company retails at $295. you have the choice of engraved
8:41 am
initial or a heart. that's a great gift. and if you know three people with the same initials, you can split up the gift. the deal, $79, 73% off. >> everything you need to organize in your purse, you can do it this way. this is awesome. and we can relate to the problem of losing something and needing to find it. how do you find something when it's lost? the xy find it item finder. and brittany has my phone. there's an app. you download the app. it's very clear on today.com. and you press, of course, yes, upside down. you press find it. and all you have to do. >> you attach this to your key chain or whatever. can you hear it beeping? >> i hear it beeping. >> let's follow the beep. >> we're following the beep. okay. i'm looking behind me. okay. so, there we are.
8:42 am
and it guides us to your keys. >> and it guides us to your keys. great for kids if they lose anything. the deal, $49.90. the retail, $49.90. >> the canvas bin. and jewelry holder. and the xy find it item finder. you have questions head to today.com. we'll help you find it. get it? more "start today" fun. the fitness plan that's getting jenna in the best shape of her life. that looks tough. >> go, go. >> more "today" on nbc. looking go, od
8:43 am
8:44 am
it's beautiful. was it a hard place to get to? (laughs) it wasn't too bad. with the chase mobile app, jimmy chin can master depositing his hard earned checks in a snap. easy to use chase technology for whatever you're trying to master. 8:44. more of our "start today" live
8:45 am
to 100 series. this time, it's jenna's turn. can i just say, we're all thinking about your family down in houston. you talk to anybody this morning? >> thank you. i have. i'm thinking about them, too. and i can't stop thinking about the fact they just want to be together. >> we love them. >> i know. and why not work out and feel a little better? this year, i had three fitness goals. lose some inches, improve my flexibility and boost my energy. and i knew just the right person to turn to. joe holder. after breaking his leg as a senior, doctors told joe he was done. through exercise and diet, he defied the odds, returning in just four weeks. today, he inspires others to reach their potential. >> you got to meet your fitness goals this year. how are you feeling? >> i feel worn out. >> i get that you're busy. i don't need you to come and see me at the gym.
8:46 am
i give you workouts at home. that's great for moms and people that are busy. >> how many times do you think a mom like me should be working out? >> three to four times a week. but you also be active. that means walking more between meals. taking the kids out for a nice walk. do you have pets or anything like that? >> no. my husband. he's my pet. >> we need to be able to quantify your progress, right? we're going to measure six spots that you to at home to follow along. to make sure you see progress. >> this is an area, i need work on. i'm not sure what we're looking for. but are you impressed? >> i am impressed. i hate scales. >> starting your body test. >> okay. there we two. >> that's deflating. it seems like fat loss is my goal. >> it's your goal. we're going to get you strong and moving. >> i'm a little embarrassed. but you know, this -- >> don't be embarrassed. >> i know. >> how long should people be
8:47 am
warming up? >> that warm-up should take about ten minutes. >> really, jane fonda. >> now, give me clam shells. >> this is like the thigh master. remember that machine? that hurts. >> you have to wake up the gluts. often times -- >> my gluts have been asleep for 3 1/2 years. joe's philosophy, work out anywhere, anytime. the world is my gym, yay. look how low i am. are you proud of me? >> three, two, one. >> that's fun. no. not fun. and most of all, have a good time. you beat me backwards? oh. >> team jenna. >> team jenna. >> all right. joe holder from s-10 training.
8:48 am
good to have you here. >> thank you. >> and a member of the enemy team. >> i came to play. >> hoda's here. doing it 19 days now, right? >> yeah. >> you used to work out. >> no. >> yes, you did. >> i did workout. this is not the first time i ever worked out. i will say this. i never felt stronger since i met joe. and i never complained, either. >> lay out her plan. what's involved? >> sure. if it makes -- she had been working out. you want to incorporate strength. hit that twice a week. and we want to put in a challenge to see there, to see how well she was doing. have a rest day. that's important. >> a rest day, i can do. >> and out on the town. find a fitness class you love. soul cycle. i wasn't going to take that away from her. hit that bike. >> a specific workout would look like what? >> for that, we want to keep her moving. quality movement patterns.
8:49 am
and biweight exercises. >> i was doing everything wrong. i was doing squats completely wrong. >> really? >> we improved it. take it to a circuit like jumping jacks. and then, plank jacks. >> how us. >> jumping jacks keep it moving. want to move at multiple planes. and then, a plank jack. >> do i have to do it? >> yeah. this is a different plane of motion. >> you can do this. >> and we should mention, the reason this works, you want people to have a training partner. >> yes. >> training partners. >> this is a really good move that joe taught me. what about the partner workout? >> we can do the partner workout. >> this is a good move i can do with anyone. >> i'm nianyone. >> tell me if i'm doing it right. quick feet. high knees. there you go. okay. >> butt kicks. >> and jumping jacks.
8:50 am
>> ooh. >> go, jumping jacks. >> you're near the person. that's fun. you don't know what's coming. >> squats. get way down. >> ow. >> you hear that? was that your knee? >> is this good? >> yeah. >> can you get up? >> there you go. jenna, thank you. hoda, thank you. where did you get those pants? nice of al to lend you his workout pants. >> those look good on you. >> beauty is on the inside. >> if you're interested in following one of our "start today" plans. we want to know how it's going. go to facebook.com/todayhealth. up next, we're making short rib tacos. enough said. this is "today" on nbc.
8:51 am
8:52 am
♪ "today food" is brought to you by whole foods market, eat real food. >> this morning, on "today food," a tasty one-pot din we're a twist. we're taking the family favorite and kicking it up a notch. patty is the host of "patty's mexican table." these are not just any tacos. you're making short rib tacos.
8:53 am
let's talk about ingredients. >> yes. matt, i'm happy to be cooking with you. >> me, too. i want to show you how to make a beast of a taco. this is my favorite taco. >> short ribs. >> these are country style short ribs. the bone has been taken out. full of flavor. >> guacamole. some pomegranate, which is a secret ingredient for you. mint. onions, and red wine. you want to brown the short ribs. >> yes. we're going to add some salt and pepper. and we want to brown it. we have the pan over medium-high heat. and you want a nice sere on both sides. >> how long does that take? >> a few minutes on both sides. it's really fast. and you want to make the nice crust. you want to do everything you can to make the piece of meat be the best it can be. >> and whatever ends up on that pot, you're going to scrape it
8:54 am
into everything else? >> exactly. >> okay. >> we did what fancy cooks call the glazing, which is you have, you know, the brown bits and the fat, and you add the onion and the garlic. it's going to transform the raw taste from the onion and garlic to rustic and sweet. we're going to add the glaze, a fancy term for getting all of the flavor out of the pan. if you don't want to use red wine, you can use chicken broth. >> that's perfect. >> what the pomegranate juice is going to do, is help it caramelize. >> you want to see a great sight? jim gaffigan in there, as well. >> it's great. >> oh, my gosh. >> it does. >> after that has cooked down a bit, it's going to look like this. >> you cover it and put it in the oven. it's going to cook there for an
8:55 am
hour and a half. you're browning. and then, you're braising. you're making it be most succulent. you want the meat to completely -- see? >> oh. >> beautiful. you take that meat. >> okay. >> bring it? >> you have one? >> yeah. then, you just -- you can tackle absolutely anything. but this is really a great combination of flavor because you have the pomegranate-braised meat. and then, we're going to marry the juice with the guacamole. we're going to have an unconventional guacamole. some jalapeno, which will give it the mexican kick. but we have shallots that flavor that combines onion and garlic. then, we have ginger. and then, we have lime juice and oil and some superripe mexican avocado. i have three. >> is this going in or on top of
8:56 am
it? >> in and up and everywhere. >> let's say we've done that. here's what it looks like. you add cheese on top. and you build yourself a taco. guys, how is it going? >> love this. >> jim ate it. >> oh. >> that is the best cat meat i've ever eaten. >> what? >> the short ribs. the next storm system set to make landfall later tonight. right now some places are trying to play catch up from damage. in san francisco a section is closed this morning after a rock slide. today crews are expected to knock down the loose rock and install fencing as a barricade. the road will reopen. crews are hoping that will be
8:57 am
sometime tomorrow evening. new details on police shooting in san francisco. the public defender has released body camera footage. asking to drop charges against the suspect. you can find the video on our home page. on twitter parents, teachers and students are planning to protest and started protesting what they claim is donald trump's agenda to dismantle public education. part of the national movement being organized by alliance to reclaim our school. you can check out coverage of the protest in san francisco. there are going to be more protests. we will have more on that at 11:00. see you in 30 minutes with more updates.
8:58 am
8:59 am
what you gone do? lift up your head and keep moving or let the paranoia haunt you? everybody lack confidence, everybody lack confidence i keep my fee-fi-fo-fum i keep my heart undone the strong in me, i still smile.
9:00 am
♪ this morning on "today's take," rachel bloom is here. "the crazy ex-girlfriend" star is our celebrity co-host. and jim gaffigan and taran killam. andn our concert, bell biv devoe, coming up now. this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today", thursday, january 19th, 2017. and our guest co-host, rachel bloom. >> welcome. >> we are giving her our cold brew. >> cheers. delicious. you look beautiful. >> you look beautiful, as well.
9:01 am
>> thank you. >> and you look amazing. thank you. the fact that rachel, even though, this is her first time doing this, it's not your first time at 30 rock. >> it is not. >> you were an intern? >> i was an intern at "snl" in college. >> what year was that? >> 2009. >> what was the standout of the cast? >> i thought makayla watkins was amazing. she was so nice to me and called me little jodie foster. and years later, i ran into her at a play. i don't know if you remember me. and she was like, little jodie foster. when you're an intern, no one notices you. you remember the people that notice you. they don't have to be nice to you. you're an intern. you're getting people salads. >> or tacos. giving people tacos. >> or giving people tacos. like jim gaffigan.
9:02 am
>> that's your second plate. you know that's your second plate, right? >> oh. >> my gosh. >> that was poetry. >> this is so disgusting. >> did you make the tacos? >> i made them. i made them, and then, i put some mustache in them. i have a mustache now. >> it looks good. >> at first, i thought you were eating anchovies. >> al, let's keep it clean. >> honestly, probably a taco truck in brooklyn that specializes in tacos with your mustache in them. >> i feel so awkward feeling with my mouth full. >> we'll work this into "crazy ex-girlfriend." >> that will be crazy. there's so much meat stuck in my teeth right now. anyway, you guys go on. >> there's a lot of meat. >> pallet cleanser. the creator of "crazy ex-girlfriend."
9:03 am
you follow love. >> yes. but my character is somewhat of an anti-hero. you -- it's questionable if that is rootible. it's a twist on the romantic comedy. >> have you actually moved for love? have you followed love? >> i technically moved to l.a. to be with my boyfriend. but now, he's my husband. that worked out. i also moved out for a job. you know. >> i want to hear more about the show. >> i'm sure you do. >> we got a clip. >> yes. >> let's take a look. from tomorrow's episode. >> talking about something important over here, okay? just focus. on my ring. look at my ring, guys. i have a ring. a ring. see? see? see? see? it's a priceless family heirloom. >> he didn't buy you a ring? >> he did buy it for me. he bought it back from the pawnshop that i sold it to,
9:04 am
which is so sweet. >> if it meant that much to you, you probably wouldn't have pawned it. >> shh. >> that is great. you said spoiler alert before the clip. >> that's a spoiler. >> spoiler alert. >> okay. >> my character wears a ring. >> have you moved for love? >> no. i moved. i moved. but never have gone from one city to another. i move on a regular basis. >> you move around your house. >> i move around the house. first floor. second floor. i move from uncooked meat to second meat. >> that a different cut? >> i was done with the other one. >> wow. >> you know, i want to say congratulations for the show. it's a huge hit. you have won a bunch of awards. and what are your views on short ribs? >> i think it's -- >> oh, jim. >> you're making it look wonderful. you're liking it look very, very
9:05 am
appetizing. >> do a lot of people think i'm the food comic? >> do they? >> you have something on your chin. >> you have short rib on your chin. >> that's there intentionally. >> i think you are after today. >> i'm excited to see how much more meat you have back there. >> you're not. >> i'm not? >> rachel, let's keep it clean, all right? >> you are the king of clean comedy. >> i'm married. i have five kids. >> wow. all right. >> takes a lot of meat. >> okay. >> "will & grace." >> tv reboot. we've been talking about it. major announcement came yesterday. "will & grace" returning for ten episodes later this year, on nbc. we had megan on the show. asked her about it. keep up the hope. and she was here. >> how many people have been on the original "will & grace"?
9:06 am
>> sorry. >> al, al? >> there's 1,000 people here. he's not going to talk to you. >> al. it's my birthday. i'm 100 years old. talk to me. >> what's your name? >> hi. oh, my god. al roker. i don't know if you recognize me. but my name is jack mcfarland. and i do a one-man show at the duplex called just jack. additional info on my website. >> just jack. what happened to jill? did you have a fight? it's my pail of water. >> he has the same reaction to your jokes as i do. >> there you go. >> was that scripted? >> i don't know. god, i was fat. >> don't say that. >> don't say that. >> wow. >> i love the coat. >> plenty of people did. it was just unbelievable. >> listen -- >> back then, i couldn't move for love. i was literally stationary. >> here's what you did have.
9:07 am
you were stylish. that wrap coat is in stylish now. >> people could repel from the top of the building. >> you look good and you look good now. >> i feel much better. >> and your exercise of choice? >> having john cena pick me up and down. >> you like to bike. >> yeah. wow. we're chasing it with a beer now. >> oh, wow. >> it was a great meal. you got a cigar over there? >> i love the old al and the new al. >> he's adorable. >> i'm excited for megan mullally. i think she's brilliant. the whole cast is good. mainly, it's the beer talking. >> did you turn our set into your man cave here? >> this is great. i don't know where my pants are. they're back there somewhere. you guys go on with your thing. >> thank you. >> you have toothpicks over there? >> this is so insane. what happened to your show?
9:08 am
you can use this as a toothpick, i guess. we'll give this to you. we do surveys. >> i want to watch and see what else he has. >> he's going in our fridge. >> you have any legs or anything? >> so much milk. >> we have wine. there's a lot of milk. >> there's cool whip. >> oh, palm. >> we have a game we're playing. >> what's the game? >> you can play, too, from afar. he has pickles now. a new survey, has some of the most popular little white lies we all tell. don't feel bad about it. apparently, we all do it. we want to see which ones we're guilty of, using the never i have ever paddles. >> jim, you take a shot of this. >> he's eating a pickle. i'm afraid. >> never have i ever lied saying i'm on my way when i wasn't. >> i do that all the time. do you do that? >> i'm a bad friend.
9:09 am
>> go ahead. >> you don't lie? >> you can't even hold it together. >> i don't lie because jesus doesn't like it. >> is that a lie? have you used -- >> i have. >> never have i ever lied saying i got stuck in traffic when i wasn't. >> i have done that. and i don't drive. >> on the way here. >> you lied? >> she was on time. >> never have i ever lied saying my phone ran out of battery. i've done that a lot. >> i'm bad about charging my phone. >> yeah? >> okay. >> i don't have a phone. >> whoa. >> really? is that a lie? >> wow. >> you have so many kids. >> i'm a disrupter. >> you sure are. >> never have i ever lied telling someone i like your outfit when i actually didn't? >> i have never done that. >> i don't believe we should wear clothes. >> come on.
9:10 am
we work in the entertainment industry, right? >> you have? you lied and said you liked someone's outfit? >> yeah. i lie every time i'm nice. >> there you have it. >> coming up -- >> what is oz perlman putting inside this safe? the mentalist and magician is going to blow your coming up on "look! famous people!" we catch flo, the progressive girl, at the supermarket buying cheese. scandal alert! flo likes dairy?! woman: busted! [ laughter ] right afterwards we caught her riding shotgun with a mystery man. oh, yeah! [ indistinct shouting ] is this your chauffeur? what?! no, i was just showing him how easy it is to save with snapshot from progressive. you just plug it in and it gives you a rate based on your driving. does she have insurance for being boring? [ light laughter ] laugh bigger. [ laughter ] with not food, become food? thankfully at panera,
9:11 am
100% of our food is 100% clean. no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, or colors. panera. food as it should be. aand a makeup remover at night? this does it all! micellar cleansing water from garnier skinactive. the garnier micelles act like a magnet, to cleanse, remove makeup and refresh. all in one! micellar cleansing water from garnier skinactive. with new herbal essences "let life in
9:12 am
bursting with argan oil of morocco and notes of jasmine sure to put more life in your hair and your head. new herbal essences let life in" shouldn't mean choosing to spend more. dannon's whole milk yogurt is made with all natural, non-gmo ingredients with vitamin d. better food at a better cost. so we can all eat better.
9:13 am
♪ back, now, with more of "today's take" and our special co-host, rachel bloom. are you having fun? >> i'm having a lot of fun. >> what do you think from the meat to the coffee? >> i think, you know, when you come to the "today" show, you don't think you're going to be surprised by different cuts of meat, eaten whole in a grown man's mouth. i said that to myself this morning. and i was wrong. >> we can top all of that. >> we have amazing stuff. >> we have something that's going to blow your mind. >> oh. >> come on, oz. >> next week, we're kicking off an installment of wow me week. >> okay. >> we bring some of the mind-bending things, magic tricks, illusions. and one of our favorite things. he's a mentalist. he has read your mind. >> he has once. and it was weird. it was great. >> crazy, right? let's warm it up fast. can i squeeze between you? >> yeah. >> 1 out of 52, a deck of cards. anyone that can do that, was
9:14 am
likely lonely as a teenager. too deep. imagine right now, do this spontaneous, in the moment. rachel bloom, the cards. look this way at me. and imagine that while the cards are flying through the air, you reached up and grabbed one. but not just any card. your perfect card. grab it out of the air, in front of you. i love the acting. >> a great actress. >> open your eyes. it doesn't exist. but imagine it did. you can see it in your mind's eye. imagine i can grab one card out of your hand. what was your perfect card of the day? >> it was the 7 of diamonds. >> that was -- >> is your mind blown? >> my mind is blown. >> that's 1 out of 52. we need to step it up for the "today" show. let's make it one out of millions, billions. what i've done. i'm going to give you a marker. i've safety-sealed, i've hermetically stapled an envelope on every edge, including the way
9:15 am
they notarize things when they do this. tamron, there's something inside. you can't see it yet. sign it. >> sign this thing? >> yes. >> and i like how there was an extra squiggle. sign it, please. >> you made it perfect. and date it. we know it was sealed on january -- >> that's your signature? >> that's a sun. >> you do that for people? >> the 18th or 19th? >> even better. we can't change that. and you can see how this is sealed. give me your initials. no. that's the seal. from this moment forward, this is not going to be in my control. i want you to see what we're going to do. >> he's putting this inside of here. you won't be here. but we're going to call you. >> okay. >> i'm done touching this. i'm going to have you close it. >> rachel, have the honors of closing that. >> give it a lick. >> i gave it to rachel. >> i don't know where it's been. >> and make sure, al, check this out. is there anything else in here? >> nothing.
9:16 am
>> put that inside of there, please. >> wow. >> rip that tab open. >> pretty much, in a vault here. >> please do, sir. and from this moment on, we get that safe. jerry. >> jerry? >> this is under your control. next week, i come back january 26th. and this week is fair game. what i wrote down, things are are going to happen. aside from the inauguration. maybe football. packers and patriots. not saying anything. one or two other things. and things about you. >> january 22nd. mark the calendars. >> put that on the calendar. >> won't break you out. >> and we showed the dancing farmer. a construction worker in toronto. there's the dancing farmer. now, we have a construction worker in toronto to arianna gran grande's into you. >> what say you? >> are you asking if i want it? >> no.
9:17 am
do you like his dance moves? >> i think it's really -- yeah. now. >> now, i like it. >> wow. >> his name is tony. he did it because he wanted to cheer up the crew. >> he is good dance in isolation. >> twerking. >> his pelvis. >> do you have a favorite go-to dance? anything? >> there's a song from the '70s called "yes, sir, i can boogie." >> do we have it. >> it's by baccara. >> we have meghan trainor. >> p. gardener, who plays the role of daryl, is a grown man, but loves to dance to meghan trainor, too. >> is there a specific dance you do? >> we just dance. >> freestyle. >> what's your freestyle? >> why do we bring it up? >> this is humiliating for everyone. >> we do it again, we will show
9:18 am
jim gaffigan eating a piece of meat. >> i can't do weather. ♪ >> that's your go-to? >> yeah. ♪ that's what's going on around the country. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're tracking thunder and lightning approaching the san jose area. you heard this around palo alto and moving down into fremont and union city getting reports of lightning. we can tell by the live lightning icons on the radar, it's coming down getting heavy in spots. right now in santa clara and san jose, get ready for very heavy rain and thunder. >> that's your latest weather. up next, is it okay to eat food past the expiration date?
9:19 am
we're going to answer your don't look now but chuck norris is right behind you. i heard superheroes read chuck norris comics. i heard at night, the boogeyman checks under the bed for chuck. i heard cats say they have chuck-like reflexes. do you think he's still got it? i bet you a buck he catches this salt shaker. you're on! hey! chuck! you owe me a buck. you can't always see what's coming but when you choose unitedhealthcare, finding an in-network doctor that's close to home is easy. so what happened? i had lunch with chuck norris. ♪ unitedhealthcare. hurry in for olive garden's just $10.99. italian dinner, start with unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks. choose your favorite pasta and sauce combination. top it off with a delicious dessert. that's three courses for just $10.99. only at olive garden.
9:20 am
tomorrow's the day besides video games. every day is a gift. especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto... a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren. if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or high potassium in your blood. tomorrow, i'm gonna step out with my favorite girl. ask your doctor about entresto. and help make the gift
9:21 am
of tomorrow possible. of being there for my son's winning shot. that was it for me. that's why i'm quitting with nicorette. only nicorette mini has a patented fast dissolving formula. it starts to relieve sudden cravings fast. every great why needs a great how.
9:22 am
it's nice and cold in here, isn't it? >> al asked that the air get turned up. >> i'm like an old jewish lady in a cold deli. >> we're playing a game to, when is it okay? >> i love how you sold that. >> jackie london is a dietitian and director of "good housekeeping." >> here's what we do. we are going to pop a fruit or veggie into the blender. and do a little blend in when you have the answer. >> okay. >> when is it okay to skip a meal? >> never. >> never is right. you have to blend in, tamron. >> oh. >> okay. >> perfect. >> excellent.
9:23 am
>> correct. never skip a meal. your magic number is four. never more than four hours between meals or snacks. you want to get four grams of protein and fiber. >> good. >> when is it okay to eat fast food? >> sometimes. >> rachel? >> never. >> sometimes. all right. that is because -- it's really when we get to the fancy stuff, the supersizing, the extra portions. that's when we get into trouble. we want to ask for something like a standard hamburger with a side order of kids fries is a lower sodium choice. >> i was wrong. okay. i'm sorry. >> everybody gets it wrong. >> everybody gets one. when is it okay to let your kids eat candy? >> i don't have them -- >> sometimes. >> absolutely. >> absolutely. because, exposure is
9:24 am
superimportant to making sure that healthier habits with food and healthy relationships. >> i would make an amazing mom. >> you said always. you had it wrong. i said sometimes. >> of course, it is important to make sure that we cut back on the added sources of sugar in our diet. like cereal, sugar, beverages. >> okay. >> got one more. >> when is it okay to eat dessert? >> always. >> al. yes, always. every day. eat dessert every day. >> what? >> at least, the u.s. dietary guidelines give us 200 calories for discretionary calories. >> i'm carrying around a guilt. >> no guilt. >> the other day a doctor told me i had a beer belly. what are you talking about? and he said, do you eat dessert? no way. >> i think it looks good. >> jackie, thank you so much. we appreciate it. coming up next, father of five star, his fifth
9:25 am
with all the rush in the morning, i don't have time to hashtag my breakfast. light & fit nonfat yogurt drinks. nutrition that fits my crazy life. nine grams of protein, 90 calories, no added sugar. light & fit. do what fits you.
9:26 am
good morning on your thursday. 9:26. federal representatives are visiting the stanford campus listening to concerns about sexual violence. that's happening today. members from the office of civil rights are holding office hours where students can drop by and talk to them, this after a letter was sent out to university students, and the representatives are also scheduling meetings with certain student groups on campus. that agency is investigating four student complaints about how the school has handled recent sexual assault cases. the next storm is not hitting until later tonight, but some places are still trying to play catch-up from the damage right now. this is actually new video that you're looking at that we got within the last 30 minutes or so from san francisco. it's a section of o'shannessy
9:27 am
boulevard near twin peaks that's closed after a rock slide. today crews are expected to knock down the loose rocks and install new fencing as a barricade. that road will reopen as soon as that work is complete. cruise hope that will be some time tomorrow evening. staying in san francisco, we have a clear, dry look of the golden gate bridge in san francisco. how long is that going to last?
9:28 am
good thursday morning oop i'm meteorologist kari hall tracking thunder and lightning approaching the san jose area. we've also had reports of it around fremont and union city. bright reds and yellows here on the radar with some very heavy rain. we've also had the reports of thunder around belmont and palo alto. now moving through mountain view and sunnyvale. very heavy rain and low visibility. this will be closing in on san jose within the next few minutes. milipida also and expect rounds of this for the next couple of
9:29 am
hours. let's check over to mike to see how this may impact the morning drive. >> hard to see because there's some mist in the area. this is oakland past the coliseum. traffic jamming up because of an earlier crash and soupy conditions. wet at the bay bridge as well. we show wet roadways around the bay. this area right there for silicon valley is the same area kari showed you with the activity on the radar. rain actively falling. we see speeds coming down as is tendency for west 237 and 101 northbound past the airport are the slowest drives. 280 looking better after the crash cleared up. back to you. thank you for that update. we'll you in 30 minutes with more news.
9:30 am
♪ comedian, actor, good guy, jim gaffigan. has a slew of movies and television shows in the pipeline. >> and he has a comedy special on netflix called "cinco." take a look. >> no one likes to admit you have a land line. it's like discovering you're paying for aol. here's how i justify a land line. i need a land line, if all of the cell towers go out. and then, i could call no one. our land line will ring. our land line will ring. we won't even move to answer it. it's obviously not for us.
9:31 am
>> jim is here. do you need a pepcid a.c. >> that's some edgy stuff. >> that is edgy. you were roaring the whole time we were watching that. >> it is art. >> yeah. >> but really, what i want to talk about is my mustache and how disgusting it is. and the reason i have this mustache is because two acting projects, one, we're redoing -- that's a mustache. that's not chocolate. and i am -- we're redoing "magnum p.i." >> really? >> and i'm playing his shorts. >> not magnum. his shorts. >> and i'm doing a series of remakes of wilfred brimley films. i'm doing the porn version. i'm looking forward to that. >> so, "cinco" the special, you got five kids. >> five kids. >> your fifth special. >> fifth special. and i weigh 5,000 pounds. >> wow. >> so, it's a theme. >> it's a big theme with five.
9:32 am
and that's why -- and five of cinco, of course, is five in french. so -- >> yeah. >> it is. >> now, in -- i'm curious about this. 'cause it -- when you do a lot of comedy about your family. what do you have to clear -- is there stuff that's off-limits? or is it completely open? >> i think my family understands that i have a family solely for material purposes. i'm not one of the people that, like, loves his family. it's business. you know what i mean? it's like, i need some jokes. do something cute, stuff like that. >> is that why they're in the commercial, as well? this is a family business. >> i mean, those kids in the commercials, my former kids -- >> they're not your kids? >> i swapped them out. it was -- they were aging out of the job. >> oh. >> and i -- >> like menudo. >> similar to menudo.
9:33 am
>> you find that the younger ones are better material or the older ones? >> i personally don't like children. it's like what can i get out of the tiny humans before i sell them on the black market. >> when you're casting your kids, what's the thing you look for in the kid? >> are they as good-looking as me? >> okay. >> and if they are good-looking, not as good-looking as me, with my mustache. >> oh. >> you make them put on a face mustache? >> boys and the girls? >> a lot of people wonder, why the mustache? and it was like, i was getting sexually harassed too much. when i look -- when i had a beard, there's a lot of women, men, dogs, that "today" show dog, looking at me in a flirtatious way. >> it traps your musk. >> his what? >> his musk. >> what does your wife think of
9:34 am
all of the attraction? >> i don't think women should have their own opinion. >> oh. >> no. i'm with you. i'm with you. go on. >> she opportunity like the mustache. nobody likes -- i was joking. sarcasm is not dead. yet. soon. >> very soon. >> time for us to go now? >> you're blushing. >> i'm a little worried that people didn't think it was a joke. >> it's a joke. >> my wife, this is for an acting role. >> i've been waiting for a man. >> jim gaffigan, you can watch "cinco" on netflix now. and he does appreciate women with opinions. another king of comedy, al catches up with taran killam, as he takes over the role of when you have type 2 diabetes, there's a moment of truth. and now with victoza® a better moment of proof.
9:35 am
victoza lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill, which didn't get me to my goal. victoza® works with your body to lower blood sugar in three ways: in the stomach, the liver, and the pancreas. and while it isn't for weight loss, victoza® may help you lose some weight. non-insulin victoza® comes in a pen and is taken once a day. (announcer) victoza® is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and is not for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. do not take victoza® if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, or if you are allergic to victoza® or any of its ingredients. stop taking victoza® and call your doctor right away if you get a lump or swelling in your neck or if you develop any allergic symptoms including itching, rash, or difficulty breathing. serious side effects may happen, including pancreatitis. so, stop taking victoza® and call your doctor right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area.
9:36 am
tell your doctor your medical history. taking victoza® with a sulfonylurea or insulin may cause low blood sugar. the most common side effects are headache, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. side effects can lead to dehydration, which may cause kidney problems. now's the time for a better moment of proof. ask your doctor about victoza®. [joi want that role now.ay a 1930's cop, when i crave a turkey sandwich, i want to eat it now. [woman] john, i got your sandwich. [john] when my neck itches, i want to scratch it now. so when the irs owes me money, guess when i want it? [woman] now. [john] you are good. [vo] instead of waiting for your tax refund, you can get a refund advance of up to $1250 no interest at block. [john] don't just get your taxes done. get your taxes won.
9:37 am
whomazola corn oil has morenly heart-cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than olive oil. and a clinical study showed it can help lower cholesterol 2x more. when it comes to heart-health, mazola is a smart choice. root cover up. unexpected situation? 3 seconds to flawless roots. 3 2 1 roots gone! root cover up by l'oréal hair colorist... paris. oh my gosh! which has that one scene you forgot about.. so you use your go-to parental blocking device... which also happens to be your go-to snack. baked with real ingredients. no artificial flavors or colors. say hello to good thins. your go-to good.
9:38 am
kids, juicy fruitmmmm with longer-lasting flavor? mmm (zipping) (zipping) (rattling) longer-lasting juicy fruit. so sweet you can't help but chew and chew. (cheering)chers! nobody would believe you're eating bacon... pizza i have chips every day! you can have whatever you want, it's just making smart choices about eating. bring on the food! we're having it all! i feel good about myself. yeah! best decision of my life. it always feels good when somebody says you look good. aren't we glad we did it? yes! we're doing it! (cheering) in the first two months,
9:39 am
members have lost 15% more weight than on our prior program. join for free and get one month free. hurry, offer ends february 1st. the hit broadway musical "hamilton" has been a runaway success. i'm sure you know that by now. from the very start. >> and now, "saturday night live" star, taran killam, has been tapped to take the part of king george. >> i taught up with taran on tuesday night before a sold-out crowd. the 11-time tony award-winning smash hit, "hamilton," welcomes "snl" alum, taran killam, to the cast. and his broadway debut as king george. i caught um with him. >> mr. roker. you fell for my boobie trap. that's an antique.
9:40 am
>> good to see you. your majesty, how are you doing? >> i'm excellent. >> have you gotten the british accent? >> i have a british adaptation. i think it's nasally. we're singing. >> can you sing nasally? ♪ you say, a price of my love is not a price you're willing to pay ♪ >> let's head on down. check it down. >> this is the cave. nice, right? that's real zebra. you want to try it on? >> sure. >> there's no sleeves. >> oh. >> it's very king of the forest/wizard of oz, like the lion. >> when you first walk out on stage, to rehearse, what were you feeling? >> it's overwhelming. it's such a significant show. >> you have been on one of the
9:41 am
premier television programs -- >> the "today" show. >> and "snl." and now, on one of the biggest broadway hits, musical hits, ever. >> yeah. >> do you still pinch yourself? >> i mean, now, i'm really stressed, when you put it that way. i'm stressed out. no. i'm unbelievably fortunate. >> have you been doing weights, cardio, to get ready? >> yeah. cape work. cape squats. >> cape squats. >> you know what i mean? >> i feel the burn. my thighs right now. >> exactly. >> my god. wow. >> savannah is going to be so jealous. >> my gosh. >> once i disrobed, it was time for taran's wig fitting. "snl" you had wig changes. at a lightning pace. this must be nice for you. >> yes. this is leisurely. >> do you feel more regal when you put that on?
9:42 am
>> al, i'm beautiful. >> you are. >> just before taking the stage for his final rehearsal, i made sure the cape was on just right. your majesty. >> oh. i ascend, at the hand of roker. ♪ when you're good, i will go mad ♪ ♪ throw away the things we had when push comes to shove ♪ ♪ i will kill all friends and family ♪ ♪ to remind you of my love >> and the night of the premiere, taran did not disappoint, in front of a sold-out, screaming audience. congratulations. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. >> that was so terrific. is it everything you thought it would be, when you stepped out there? >> yes. yeah. and things you don't expect. everything and more. thank you so much for coming here. truly. it means a lot to me.
9:43 am
and i think you're the best. >> congratulations. have a great run. >> thank you so much. >> that's so sweet. and he was great. >> he is terrific. and it got big laughs. he does some different things than the previous two. and the other thing, he is the tallest king george they've ever had. so, he actually had to -- they had to block it differently because with the crown, he was bumping into the rafters as he came in. >> did you get the cape? >> i didn't. but it can be had. >> oh. >> yes. yes. >> that's mysterious. >> for a price. >> we're not following him, rachel. >> come on. >> what? >> i like it. finally. somebody who will actually follow me. the inaugural weather for you on friday, tomorrow. we're looking at showers, mostly cloudy. occasional light rain. a temperature of about 46 degrees. cr good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall.
9:44 am
you're hearing that very heavy rain and possibly some thunder in parts of the bay area. now, we're seeing a couple of really heavy cells moving through from fremont. you're seeing the heavy rain that will be south of pleasantonn and livermore. we have another cell that will be approaching palo alto. you just have lightning there. san jose, the northern parts of the city getting rainfall rates close to an inch of rain per hour. also thunder and lightning. this will continue to move off towards the east. . >> that's your latest weather. >> up next, can you name the group that released "poison" back in 1990. the record sold 4 million copies. >> and we're going to sell more in an 1 million albums and three american music awards. >> you want to i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. my psoriatic arthritis caused joint pain. just like my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. and i was worried about joint damage.
9:45 am
my doctor said joint pain from ra... can be a sign of existing joint damage... that could only get worse. he prescribed enbrel to help relieve pain and help stop further damage. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. tell your doctor if you've been someplace where fungal infections are common or if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b, have been treated for... heart failure, or if you have persistent... fever, bruising, bleeding, or paleness. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. joint pain and damage... can go side by side. ask how enbrel can help relieve joint pain and help stop joint damage. enbrel, the number one rheumatologist-prescribed biologic. the labrador retriever and the golden retriever are very different. they eat, digest, and process energy differently. at royal canin,
9:46 am
we developed over 200 precise formulas to transform every cat and dog into a magnificient animal. royal canin. try theraflu expressmax,nd flu hold you back now in new caplets. it's the only cold & flu caplet that has a maximum strength formula with a unique warming sensation you instantly feel. theraflu. for a powerful comeback. new expressmax caplets. nuit's earned in every wash... earned overnight. ... and re-earned every day. tide. america's number one detergent. game night is our daughter allie's favorite night. and knowing that her favorite general mills big g cereals are gluten-free,
9:47 am
like honey nut cheerios, rice chex and lucky charms, she can enjoy it her way. where does it come from? was it my refusal to accept that an nfl official was a man's job? was it to show my daughter that she can be anything that she wants to be? if i don't believe in myself who will? it does start on the inside. your best starts inside. that's why every cup of activia yogurt is made with billions of our exclusive probiotic to help care for what's inside. activia. it starts inside. ♪
9:48 am
sweet cinnamon-sugar on the outside, crazy on the inside. crave those crazy squares. well this here's a load-bearing wall. we'll go ahead and rip that out. that'll cause a lot of problems. hmm. totally unnecessary and it triples the budget. we'll be totally behind schedule, right? (laughschedules. schedules. great, okay. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi® double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back: 1% when you buy, and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double. ♪ that girl is the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> it's throwback thursday like no other. bbd in the house. we're talking about bell biv devoe. the offshoot of the iconic '80s
9:49 am
band, new edition, released "poison" 27 years ago. and it is one of the most iconic songs. and next week, they're releasing a new album called "three strikes." take it away. here we go. "poison." here we go. >> bell biv devoe. "three strikes" going down. ♪ poison >> it's bbd on the "today" show. >> you ready? >> you know it. it goes something like this. check it out. ♪ girl i must warn you i sense something strange in ♪ ♪ my mind situation is serious ♪ ♪ let's cure it 'cause we're running out of time ♪ >> bell biv devoe.
9:50 am
♪ relationships they seem from the start ♪ ♪ it's all so deadly when love is not together from the heart ♪ ♪ it's driving me out of my mind ♪ ♪ that's why it's hard for me to find ♪ ♪ can't get it out of my head miss her, kiss her, love her ♪ ♪ that girl is poison >> all right. come on. you know what? ♪ never trust a big butt and smile ♪ ♪ that girl is poison >> cameraman, to the left. ♪ if i were you i'd take precaution ♪ ♪ before i start to leave a fly girl ♪ ♪ you know 'cause in some
9:51 am
portions ♪ ♪ you'll think she's the best thing in the world ♪ ♪ she's so fly she'll drive you right out of your mind ♪ ♪ and steal your heart when you're blind ♪ ♪ beware she's scheming she'll make you think you're dreaming ♪ ♪ you'll fall in love ♪ and you'll be screaming dreaming ♪ ♪ poison dlid moving in slow ♪ looking for a mel le fellow like devoe ♪ ♪ getting paid laid so better lay low ♪ ♪ scheming on hots my end the pro show ♪ ♪ the low pro hot should be cut like an afro ♪ ♪ see what you're saying ♪ seize weighing but you know she's ♪ ♪ how do you know ♪ me and the crew used to do her ♪ ♪ >> bump your fist like this. bump your fist like this. pump your fist like this. ♪ poison, poison, poison
9:52 am
poison, poison ♪ >> you ready? you ready? three mics. ♪ i was at the har shake saken taken emoff and that night i played the wall ♪ ♪ chechen out the fellas the highs and the lows snoetd keeping one eye open still clocking them ♪ ♪ still one particular girl that stood out from the rest ♪ ♪ pazen can be how she is ♪ michael and me see i'm running the show ♪ ♪ bell biv devoe ♪ it's driving me out of my mind ♪ ♪ that's why it's hard for me to find ♪ ♪ can't get it out of my head miss her, kiss her, love her ♪ ♪ wrong move you're dead ♪ that girl is poison [ cheers and applause ] >> yes, yes. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> in the middle. >> settle down. >> bbd, y'all.
9:53 am
>> bell biv devoe, thank you. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nba. come on, rachel. ♪
9:54 am
9:55 am
♪ we want to thank bell bif devd dev devoe. their first album out, january 27th. >> thank you, rachel bloom, for helping us out. >> that's going across the country. pleasing our fans. >> there you go. hey, by the way, thank you, rachel. and we also, we got idina menzel coming up. >> i'm kidding. >>
9:56 am
happening now as we get a live look at some very heavy rain right now in san jose. we see that rain is pouring in, also approaching the golden gate bridge. let's get a look at the radar. we have had times of rain moving through, also reports of thunder
9:57 am
and lightning. towards the east bay near fremont, some really heavy downpours that will stay south of livermore. we've also had reports of lightning in palo alto. heavy rain approaching los altos. where we are seeing rainfall rates over an inch of rain per hour. low visibility, also the potential of some thunder and lightning in that area as well. there's also some heavy rain approaching burlingame near california drive. towards san francisco, the sunset district seeing heavy rain. we'll see this rain off and on for the next couple of hours. we'll have more updates right here on nbc bay area. we're looking at the maps also reflect that blue in the south bay where that rain is coming down. that's the reason we have late slowing but no crashes. things are starting to move better here. we'll move out to dunbarton bridge. san mateo bridge, where the
9:58 am
arrow is, it was slow for ten minutes. there was a stall reported somewhere across the span. before i could get details, things started moving much better. things are moving better. we'll get you back to the "today" show.
9:59 am
10:00 am
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> happy thirsty thursday, january 19th, 2017. jenna bush hager is in this week while kathie enjoys some time off. that is "anywhere" by passenger. >> i love passenger. >> passenger has that other great hit. i loved it, too. >> "let it go." >> yes. yes. >> all right. and speaking of talent, one of the most talented stars o

161 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on